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01 January 2004 @ 06:25 pm

Hello! This is D's LJ. If you're looking for something, my journal tags are more of less comprehensive. If all else fails, there are other bits I've included in my profile page, such as links to my accounts in other sites.

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Links to Fan art I did for fests etc.Collapse )

Have a lovely day, lovelies!
22 August 2017 @ 02:50 pm

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28 January 2016 @ 03:40 pm

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06 January 2016 @ 07:49 pm
actually got to finish my 50-book challenge over at goodreads! i still have a bunch of books in my to-read list, but first i have to go and buy them. which is probably gonna take a while because i promised myself no online purchases until i've paid off my credit card debts.

tumblr and karen made me check out this series called 'the raven cycle', which is about blue sargent and a bunch of boys who are looking for glendower. i don't give two pins for glendower tbh, but the novels are pretty good and the characters are so real for me. i care about them a lot. especially president cellphone.
look at this pretty art that i think the author, maggie stiefvater drew (she's also an artist and a musician):

in other (sort of related?) news, i tried doing a tarot reading for myself over new year's eve--i'm pretty bad at tarot but i find it helps me a lot with keeping my thoughts organised so i do a reading for myself once in a while. the cards were pretty bad. even my brother, who's just as new to tarot as i am, made sympathetic noises when he saw my spread. whelp.

whatevs. i can do this.

i hope 2016 treats you well, guys!
03 December 2015 @ 10:54 pm
I didn't know Small Gifts and Mini Fest have started posting! I'm so out of the loop and generally not myself. orz

Things been pretty busy at work, which is not surprising since there are only four producers left in the department. We're working with less than half the people now and the workload hasn't really changed much. We're sucking it up and I'm glad that everyone's working together like a team, buy yeah. It's still super busy.

Feeling rather mediocre and useless right now, but trying to rally. I've accepted long ago that I'm really a mediocre piece of rubbish, but that doesn't mean I have to be like that forever so I'm trying really hard to improve. But I guess there are times when I do want some sort of acknowledgement? Idk.
18 November 2015 @ 04:39 pm
So you know that feeling when you've read so many YA novels with love triangles in them that you just, 'Meh, I like this other guy, but this guy is obviously the one the main character will pick'?

I'm having that sort of moment with Gail Carriger's Manners & Mutiny. AND don't get me wrong, I agree that Soap is a better choice for Sophronia. He might not be a peer of the realm or anything like that, but he's a gentleman all the same. He respects her as a person. He understands her quirks. And I'm actually tickled pink that Gail Carriger has a black leading man. In Victorian-era London! I've been telling myself all this and more, but I still can't let go of Felix Mersey. Because he's pretty. And witty. And reminds me of Draco Malfoy.

I was thinking about this, and I realised that Rainbow Rowell (Ha! Did you see that coming from a mile off? Of course you did. I've been singing praises to this author for a long time now) turned the love triangle trope upside down by having the girl go, 'Fuck this, I'm out' and having a life she CHOSE of and on her own. Leaving behind the guy who's interesting but bad news for her and the guy who's slightly less interesting but obviously good for her (he's not) behind.

And then bad news guy and good-for-you guy end up together, confusing everyone.


In other news, Lani gave me a copy of The Song of Achilles, which they'd been raving about for a while now. I haven't read a single Mary Renault book (so hard to catch a copy in the shops, and they're not cheap either), but Lani swears Madeline Miller kinda writes like her. And I'm more than halfway finished. Enough that Thetis is going, 'The best of the Myrmidons will die before two more years have passed.' Achilles assumes this meant him, but Thetis says the prophecy says he's still alive at this point.

And I was reading this in a diner, right, thinking more about breakfast than vague Greek prophesies when I realised that they were almost eight years into the Trojan War already and the time was nearing when Achilles has to die. But before that, Patroclus has to meet Hector in the battlefield first. So I gasped and felt bad, and I've been told it sort of ends well, but. Still.

Remember the time my English lit professor scolded me and went on and on about how ancient Greeks were a 'homosocial society' because I dared say Achilles and Patroclus were lovers? Yeah.
11 November 2015 @ 03:46 pm
Got some head start with my Airmen illustrations, but now I'm kinda stuck with Balfour's quote. I honestly don't remember him saying anything relating to his former job. Guess I'd have to hit the books again.

Some blood under the cutCollapse )
10 November 2015 @ 05:06 pm
I didn't make the cut for the 999 fanzine, like I expected. I've been waiting for that e-mail telling me that 'they regret to inform me that I have not been selected for this project'. Can't say I'm not disappointed and hurt by this. Whatever, I'm not really good enough anyway.

Sort of grateful that I have so much projects for work that I honestly can't sit down and think about it too much.

I do sort of want to stop existing for a while, though. The skies are so blue outside and the almost no clouds at all. The winds are cold but the sun is warm and shining bright. I feel seconds minutes hours of my life passing me by and there won't be any days like this, there will never be days like this, all the things I've been ignoring because I'm late for work, or because it's too late at night to think about anything but sleep or forgetting my life. I feel so fucking sad and scared and trapped.

But smile and carry on. Because I need money and money can't be had if I don't work.
03 November 2015 @ 09:36 pm
I feel dead inside so have some fun recs that got me out of my funk!

It's not me, it's you (I'm in love) from hp_nextgen_fest (Teddy/James. With James/OC and past!Teddy/Victoire.) James is stupidly, madly in love. Teddy is looking for love in the wrong places.

This fic is fairly short (only 4k words) but it has art with it (with nice hair) and gives us a hilarious and accurate description of what's it like to be in love with someone oblivious to the fact. Actually, if not for the tongue-in-cheek narrative, it would have been easy to make this a longing angstfest, but I'm glad the writer went for hilarious instead. James makes me laugh so much, butter on his hair and conversations with his friend Nick and all. Actually, Nick is also a favourite. What a charming arsehole.

no longer easy on the eyes (Team Moon/R for profanity and substance abuse) Sirius comes back from the past with a teenage Harry in tow, and Teddy is trying to save the world. Remus just wants peace.

If you thought that this was going to be an angsfest (like I did) because it warned for HIV/AIDS, rest assured: it's not. It's thoughtful and heartbreaking, but at the same time so very FEEL GOOD. I cried, sure, but only because Remus and Teddy were going through a whole lot but they obviously love each other a lot and have a really good father-son rapport between them. Sirius (who'd never been in a relationship in his life, bless his soul) is also rather cute here. Especially when being asked for love advice by Harry, who's trying to make his relationship with Draco work--while still being very much in love with Ginny. It's nice. All the characters have their own cute quirks and are sympathetic. It's actually more fluff and domestic than anything else.

Stella Pulverem (Team Moon/PG) An amateur astronomer, Remus Lupin, discovers that stars are not just big balls of gas floating in space. Thanks to a strange, glowing man who claims to be Sirius, the actual star, he discovers stars are bored, nosy, and very interesting individuals.

So a lot of fics and art went quite literal on Sirius being a star and I love it! This has to be one of my favourite of the star fics so far. Sirius is really such an adorable little thing here, and him shaking up Remus's quiet life is really quite a thing I loved to read. (They're both so funny, omg.) Also, I have this sort of love/hate thing for stars (and space, in general) because it's so fascinating on one hand and actually terrifyingly VAST on the other, but this fic plays on that quite nicely. The first paragraph in particular is brilliantly visual.
02 November 2015 @ 05:56 pm
Things I need to do, because god knows I need a list or I'll just panic and not do anything.

  • Draw a bunch of Airmen (may need to cut out next gen kids, unless I have lots of time) for Danielle Bennett. Need to finish before December. High Priority, because I need to print this out as well.

  • Draw Draco/Harry for mini_fest. High priority as well, because deadline is 20 November. Not as much of a hassle as above, because this is just two people. Hopefully. Done!

  • Help out with ZEcret Santa fest over at tumblr. Not really a matter of high/low priority, since this is always happening. Will also sign up for this if they'll allow mods to participate. I miss LJ fests. They're nice and easy to moderate. Tumblr fests are so weird.

  • Help out with rs_collab. Whatever needs helping with.

  • Draw Akane for request meme. Easy. Low priority.

  • Finish chapter 4 of my Tenmyouji/Santa fic. No one will care aside from me, but I want to churn this out before ZE3 comes out. And ruins all my hopes and dreams about Tenmyouji's damned photo.

  • I have this idea for a Souji/Yosuke fic. 'He was beautiful.' Something like that. Not quite what I was expecting to write, but good enough.