?

Log in


Settiai is a(n)...
female
29-year-old
borderline bisexual
borderline biromantic asexual
cisgender
poly-curious
liberal
Democrat
Tennessean
transplanted Washingtonian
geek
bookworm
history buff
traveler
vidder
fanfiction writer
college graduate
Christian with agnostic leanings
tattoo addict


Main Fandoms
Anime/Manga
Cowboy Bebop
D.N.Angel
Digimon Adventure/Zero Two
Dragon Ball (Z)
Flint the Time Detective
Fruits Basket
Fullmetal Alchemist
Get Backers
Hana-Kimi
Kare Kano
Maria-sama ga Miteru
MARS
Outlaw Star
Princess Tutu
Sailor Moon
Saiyuki
Saiyuki Gaiden
Tiger & Bunny
Witch Hunter Robin
Zettai Karen Children


Books
Acorna
Animorphs
Artemis Fowl
Aubrey/Maturin series
The Baby-sitters Club
Campion
The Chronicles of Narnia
Discworld
The Dresden Files
Earth's Children
Good Omens
Harry Potter
His Dark Materials
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
Mary Russell series
The Numinous World
Princess series
Sherlock Holmes
Temeraire


Cartoons
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman Beyond
Care Bears
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Cro
Darkwing Duck
DuckTales
Futurama
Gargoyles
Gummi Bears
Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Justice League (Unlimited)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series
The Littles
The Mighty Ducks
The Pirates of Dark Water
The Real Ghostbusters
ReBoot
Rugrats
The Simpsons
South Park
Star Wars Rebels
Superman: The Animated Series
TaleSpin
Teen Titans
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
ThunderCats
ThunderCats (2011)
Tiny Toon Adventures
X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: Evolution
The Wild Thornberrys
Wolverine and the X-Men
Young Justice


Comics/Webcomics
Abominable Charles Christopher
Calvin and Hobbes
Fake News Rumble
Frazz
FreakAngels
Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name
Niels & Gang
Oglaf
Pearls Before Swine
Penny Arcade
Questionable Content
Sinfest
xkcd


Comic Books
1602
Alias
The Authority
The Avengers
Batman
Birds of Prey
Blue Beetle
Booster Gold
Cable
Cable & Deadpool
Cage
Captain America
Daredevil
Deadpool
Doctor Strange
Fables
Fantastic Four
The Flash
Fray
Green Lantern
Hero For Hire
Heroes For Hire
The Invaders
Iron Fist
Iron Man
Jack of Fables
Justice League America
Justice League of America
Justice League Europe
Justice League International
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Lost Girls
Marvel Adventures: The Avengers
Marvel Adventures: Iron Man
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man
New Avengers
New Mutants
Power Man (& Iron Fist)
The Pulse
Preacher
Runaways
Spider-Girl
Spider-Man
Super Buddies
Superman
Teen Titans
Thor
The Ultimates
Watchmen
Wonder Woman
X-Factor
X-Force
X-Men
Young Avengers


Movies
The Addams Family
Beauty and the Beast
Galaxy Quest
Hard Core Logo
Indiana Jones
James Bond series
Joseph: King of Dreams
Jurassic Park
Lilo & Stitch
The Mummy
National Treasure
Pirates of the Caribbean
Prince of Egypt
Rise of the Guardians
The Road to El Dorado
Star Trek: Alternate Original Series
Star Wars
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Wizard of Oz


Musicals
1776
Annie Get Your Gun
Avenue Q
Carousel
Cats
Chicago
Evita
Hairspray
Jesus Christ Superstar
Little Shop of Horrors
Mamma Mia!
My Fair Lady
The Producers
Rent
Rocky Horror Show
The Sound of Music
South Pacific
Wicked


TV Shows
The A-Team
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
Alias
Alien Nation
Andromeda
Angel
Ashes to Ashes
Babylon 5
Barney Miller
Battlestar Galactica (original series)
Battlestar Galactica (remake)
Being Human (UK)
Being Human (US)
Birds of Prey
Black Books
Blackpool
Blake's 7
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Carnivale
Charlie Jade
Charmed
Christy
The Colbert Report
Community
Criminal Minds
Crusade
The Daily Show
Dark Angel
Dead Like Me
Defiance
Dexter
Diagnosis Murder
Dinosaurs
Doctor Who
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
due South
Early Edition
Emergency!
Everwood
Farscape
Firefly
Get Smart
Hawaii Five-0
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Heroes
Highlander
Hogan's Heroes
Homicide: Life on the Street
House, M.D.
The Invisible Man
JAG
Jake 2.0
Keen Eddie
Leverage
Life on Mars
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lost
M*A*S*H
The Magnificent Seven
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Mentalist
Merlin
Modern Family
Monk
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
Night Court
Numb3rs
Once Upon a Time
Peacemakers
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
The Professionals
Psych
Pushing Daisies
Roseanne
Sanctuary
Sarah Jane Adventures
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The Scarlet Pimpernel
seaQuest DSV/2032
The Sentinel
Sesame Street
Sherlock
Six Feet Under
Smallville
Star Trek: The Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: Voyager
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate SG-1
Starsky and Hutch
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
Supernatural
Takin' Over the Asylum
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Tin Man
Torchwood
The West Wing
White Collar
Whitechapel
Wonderfalls
Xena: Warrior Princess
The Young Riders


Video Games
Ape Escape
Dragon Age
Final Fantasy
Katamari Damacy
Kingdom Hearts
Mass Effect
Monkey Island
Ōkami
Oregon Trail
Pandemic
Pokémon
Portal
Spyro
Super Mario Bros.
Tetris


Quotables
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

-Douglas Adams-
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."

-Aldous Huxley-
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.-
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

-Jimi Hendrix-
"When the universe collapses and dies, there will be three survivors: Tyr Anasazi, the cockroaches, and Dylan Hunt trying to save the cockroaches."

-Tyr Anasazi-
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

-James Dean-
"In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience."

-W.B. Prescott-
"The writer's mind, when it works, is like Alice's rabbit, leading quickly, almost recklessly, to mysterious, yet attractive, places."

-Roger Rosenblatt-
"I prefer to follow the uncomplicated advice of Jiminy Cricket who said, 'Let your conscience be your guide.'"

-Willard Scott-
"Lying is a skill like any other, and if you want to maintain a level of excellence, you have to practice constantly."

-Elim Garak-
"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."

-Groucho Marx-
"Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

-Scott Adams-
"Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on Earth."

-Will Rogers-
"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."

-Flannery O'Connor-
"There's a time and a place for everything, and I believe it's called fanfiction."

-Joss Whedon-
"Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."

-Charlotte Whitton-
"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

-Sherlock Holmes-
"Reality is something you rise above."

-Liza Minnelli-
"A rash action is worse than no action at all."

-First Doctor-
"A jury consists of twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer."

-Robert Frost-
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

-Galileo Galilei-
"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."

-Salvador Dali-
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

-Thomas Edison-
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying."

-Woody Allen-
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

-Yogi Berra-
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."

-Isaac Asimov-
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

-John F. Kennedy-
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

-Walt Disney-
"There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes."

-Fourth Doctor-
"You know, if you think sort of sideways, sometimes you can actually figure out how to make things work."

-Neil Gaiman-
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."

-Tom Clancy-
"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies."

-Oscar Wilde-
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."

-Napoleon Bonaparte-
"A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting."

-Third Doctor-
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

-Winston Churchill-
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it."

-Mark Twain-
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

-Albert Einstein-
"Fate protects fools, little children and ships named Enterprise."

-Will Riker-
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."

-Frank Lloyd Wright-
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

-Harriet Beecher Stowe-
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

-Unknown-

Whoniverse1000 | Important Information



Story Count: 270/1000

whoniverse1000 // The DW Random Pairing Generator // the_randomiser





I currently crosspost all of my entries to both Dreamwidth and LiveJournal. If you would like to have access to locked posts on both sites, for the purpose of reading comments, please let me know. I try not to duplicate people on my reading lists, but I can give you access on DW while following you on LJ in that case.

archive of our owndeviantartdreamwidthetsyfanloreff.net
neopetspinboardsettiai.comteaspoontumblryoutube



Transformative Works:

I have no problem with people podficcing, remixing, translating, drawing art based on my fanfiction, etc. All I ask is that you let me know about it and link back to the original fic or vid that it was based on.


Dear Author/Vidder Letters:

Femslash Exchange
Holly Poly
Yuletide
I'm feeling: creative creative
Ficathons, Essays, Fanfiction Challenges, & Fanvids

Because I'm completely unorganized, this is a list of all the ficathons I've written for/am writing for/will write for so that I can at least attempt to keep everything straight in my head.

Ficathon ListCollapse )

One of these days, when I say that I'm not going to sign up for any more ficathons, I'll actually mean it. Today is not that day.



Fanvid ListCollapse )

Wait, I haven't been a vidder since, like, 2004. What happened? Where did the sudden reappearance of vid farr come from?
I'm feeling: bouncy bouncy
BPAL

BottlesCollapse )

ImpsCollapse )

Linen & Room SpraysCollapse )


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: cheerful cheerful
Adagio

If you're not familiar, Adagio Teas has approximately five billion different teas to be tried. I'm slowly making my way through their offerings, and this post will be where I put information about ones that I've tried.

Thoughts and impressions.Collapse )


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: thirsty thirsty
The sky is falling!

Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter already heard about this, but my ceiling fan tried to kill me on Friday night.

... no, really. I wish that I was kidding. I posted pictures and everything.

So, yeah, basically? Around 8:45pm on Friday, I was sitting at my desktop. I heard a loud popping sound and started looking around, assuming the cats were getting into something that they shouldn't be. And the next thing that I knew, my (still turned on and spinning) ceiling fan was about two inches above my head.

I hit the ground and dove for the light switch, to turn both the fan and the light in it off. Since, you know, it was dangling by a couple of wires, and just at a glance I could see more wires that had come loose and been stripped by the fall. So I assumed that electricity? Probably bad.

Then I called the emergency maintenance line and completely shocked the poor guy working the first shift. He then came sprinting across the parking lot to help me take the fan the rest of the way down and cap off the loose wires before anything exploded. Before he left, he promised that he'd make certain that someone from maintenance would come by on Saturday to fix it/put up a new fan/etc.

He forgot to mention that it would be the Three Stooges. Embedded tweets of a "wtf?" nature under the cut.Collapse )

They did, eventually, manage to put up a new fan. And they gave me an upgrade to the really nice one that's usually only installed in the signature apartments (which mine isn't), presumably because the old one fell out of the fucking ceiling. But, yeah. It was an experience, that's for certain.

Also, reality apparently shifted and we somehow ended up in the Darkest Timeline. Or possibly the Mirror Universe. But everyone already knows about that, so I'm going to keep not!talking about it.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: amused amused
And so it begins...

The contractors have started wandering in and out of my apartment, mostly dropping off cables and such. Based on the sounds I'm hearing, they're currently working on some of the other apartments in the building at the moment, although at least one or two of them are still poking their heads in my apartment every few minutes.

I've shut the cats up in the bedroom for the time being, and they? Are very much not happy with me. I've bribed them with a can of wet food (which they typically only get once a day, in the evening), so we'll see if that will calm them down before my entire bedroom is destroyed.

It's going to be a long day.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: drained drained
More on the apartment front...

Okay, my apartment has basically been dismantled.

All of the furniture in the living room has been shoved to the center of the room, or at least it has been as much as possible. Seriously, the sofa is big. I did what I can, but it's still a tight fit.

The bookshelf in my bedroom is on its side on the floor. In pieces. Where it pretty much collapsed on me. The books are piled in the corner of the room, waiting for me to either figure out how to put the shelf back to together (there's extra wood in one of the closets, so I might be able to shore it up) or go buy a new one.

My keyboard and bicycle are currently perched precariously behind me in the area where my desk and desktop sit. I'm not sure how long that's going to last, though, because I keep hitting said bicycle and almost knowing it over. There's not many other places to put it, though, so... we'll see?

The contractors haven't arrived yet (although they're milling about outside), so I haven't locked the cats up. I'm not certain if they're going to be working on various apartments simultaneously or if they're going to start upstairs/downstairs and work their way down/up. So until someone knocks on my door (or, you know, unlocks my door without knocking which sometimes happens), I'm not going to shut them up.

Still, hopefully they'll start soon. If I'm taking the whole day off work, it would be nice if I got to enjoy at least a little of it without having strange men wandering about my apartment making loud noises as they cut through my walls.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: awake awake
Apartment Woes

So... I mentioned last week that I was given a few days' notice that I was going to need to clean out my entire (full) storage closet, which I was then going to lose access to completely. Which meant I spent the weekend completely rearranging my closets and trying to figure out where to cram a bunch of things.

Still, I did it. I'm getting to control my own AC and heat out of the deal. I can live with a little less storage space. No big deal.

Oh, if only that was the end of it. :-/

They left a paper on my door this afternoon providing information about the next step of the process, which will be happening on Thursday. I'm supposed to secure all pets (which typically involves me shutting Garrus and Tali and in the bedroom for the day) and move all furniture/wall hangings/etc. in the places marked in red.

It's half the fucking apartment.

I'm going to have to move my sofa. No idea where. I'm going to have to move multiple bookcases. No idea where. I'm going to have to move my keyboard and bicycle (although those, at least, should fit over by my computer). I'm going to have to take down a shit ton of wall art and the like.

Oh, and the best part? They need access to the entire apartment. Including the bedroom. Which means I can't just shut the cats in there like I usually do.

Now, there's no way in hell that I'm going to lock the cats in a closet or the (closet-sized) bathroom for the day. Nor am I shutting them up in a cat carrier for eight hours. That? Isn't happening.

Which means it's looking like I'm going to need to take off work on Thursday so that I can be at home to A. keep the cats from being underfoot (presumably by shutting them in the bedroom except for when the contractors need in there, at which point I will temporarily put them in a smaller space) and B. be on hand in case anything needs to be moved around. Don't get me wrong, I have the PTO, but I was planning on using it for something like VividCon. Or Laura's wedding. Or a sick day. Or, more likely, a "sick" day.

Grr. Argh. Add in the fact that there's going to be gods only knows how many strange men wandering around my apartment, and I'm seriously ready for this process to be over.

Also? I honestly don't know where I can put some of my larger furniture. I mean, sure, I can move the sofa (or the bookshelves, for that matter) to give them access to one of the walls... but if I do that, they might not be able to get to other walls. Because it's a big sofa. And it's a small apartment. There's, you know, only so much space.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: frustrated frustrated
. . .

Oh, you have to be kidding me.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: pissed off pissed off
Ugh.

So, yes, I went out to run a few errands earlier, and my car's steering was completely fucked up. To the point where I had trouble getting it back into the parking space after backing out of it.

I've noticed that steering was a little off the past few days, but every time I was in the middle of driving through torrential rain, so I assumed it was just the standing water causing the weirdness. Apparently not.

Luckily, it doesn't appear to be anything too major, at least not at first glance. I checked my power steering fluid, and it's definitely much lower than it should be. Which isn't exactly surprising, considering that I can't exactly remember the last time I checked said fluid. Oops? I live in an area where Amazon has same-day delivery, so a bottle of it should be delivered to my door later today without me having to go hop around on buses for an hour to get to a store that has some.

Fingers crossed that, once the fluid arrives and gets added to my car, it will fix all issues related to steering? Because I really don't want to have to sink any more money into my car unless I absolutely have to considering how much I spent on it last fall, but if at all possible I also need to wait until next year before I add a monthly car payment to my budget.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: annoyed annoyed
Grr. Argh.

Thank you, universe. I totally wanted all of my plans to have to be cancelled because of a headache from hell. Really. I appreciate it.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: frustrated frustrated
Really, June?

On the positive side, my car passed its emissions test, so I don't have to worry about that until 2018. Don't ask how I made the broken "Low Oil" light that's been on for six months straight turn off so that I could do said test. Seriously, don't ask.

On the negative side, everything else. Everything.

My car is, uh, acting up in odd ways. No idea what's causing it yet, but I'm not entirely certain it won't explode in the near future.

My apartment complex just told us that we need to have everything out of our storage closets on the balcony by Monday, because they're being converted into a new HVAC closet and we can't use them any longer. So I have to figure out where the hell to put all of the things that are currently being stored in there. Also, I have to lock the cats in my bedroom while I'm at work for at least Monday through Wednesday, which may end in destruction.

Oh, and Part-Time Job has officially announced that, starting in two weeks, we no longer can work on Friday nights. Which means, yay, I'm going to have Friday nights again. But, boo, I'm going to have to figure out how to get those hours in without the 5-7 hours that I usually put in on Friday nights. It's possible, as this week proves (my hours were finished yesterday at lunch!), but I also didn't have work on Monday this week. So, yeah.

... this isn't the bright start to June that I was hoping for.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: frustrated frustrated
Oh, cats.



Garrus would like to remind everyone that he's a giant dork, just like his namesake. In case you'd forgotten.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: amused amused
VividCon

Real life has finally started to calm down (*knocks on wood*), so I can start thinking about other things. Like the fact that I still haven't registered for VividCon yet. (Oops?)

Anyway, I'm planning on fixing that ASAP. So you know what that means? It's time for my annual "who wants a VVC DVD?" post.

The DVDs themselves are $15, and I typically ask for $6 or so extra to cover the shipping costs (unless you're outside the States, at which point it will be more). As always, it's first come, first served. I want to make certain there's interest in them before I pay for them, so try to let me know soon?

ETA: Two have been claimed, so there's currently one left.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: curious curious
Still alive. Ish.

So, yes, May was kind of a shit month. Including yesterday. No, scratch that, especially yesterday. Seriously, fuck yesterday.

Here's hoping that June will be better? :-/


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: blank blank
Long Weekend

Note to self: you really need to accomplish the following over the weekend:

- Clean the damn apartment.
- Go to the grocery store.
- Make it to the cat café in the District in time for tomorrow's date.
- Put in at least 10 hours of work for Part-Time Job (and preferably more).
- Try to write at 10,000 words of fic (not necessarily all part of the same fic - just in total).
- Watch at least five more episodes of Critical Role.

Luckily, the last one can be done concurrently with either of the ones directly before it. That's the only way I even remotely have a chance of getting everything done.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: sore sore
Fic: Dragon Age (II) - Harrowing (PG)

Harrowing (1949 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dragon Age II, Dragon Age - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bethany Hawke, Orsino (Dragon Age), Meredith Stannard, Cullen Rutherford
Additional Tags: Circle Mage Bethany Hawke, Demons, The Fade, One Shot, Past Character Death
Summary: It took Bethany longer than it should have to realize that something was wrong.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: artistic artistic
Fic: Mass Effect - An Evolution of Sorts (PG-13)

An Evolution of Sorts (4204 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mass Effect
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian/Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian, Female Shepard/Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, Garrus Vakarian/Tali'Zorah nar Rayya
Characters: Female Shepard (Mass Effect), Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya
Additional Tags: Accidental Voyeurism, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, One Shot, Spectre Requisitions, Threesome, Threesome - F/F/M
Summary: It took Tali longer than it should have to recognize what was right in front of her.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: creative creative
Fic: Dragon Age (Origins) - A Marriage of State (PG-13)

A Marriage of State (2037 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alistair/Anora Mac Tir
Characters: Alistair (Dragon Age), Anora Mac Tir
Additional Tags: Arranged Marriage, One Shot, Wedding Night
Summary: It's not that they hated each other. For all intents and purposes, they were strangers.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: accomplished accomplished
Comics in general...

So, I've noticed that the internet in general seems to be exploding over the latest news from both DC and Marvel. It's kind of sad that my reaction was to roll my eyes and pretty much go back to ignoring that they both exist, isn't it?

Oh, comics. I miss you sometimes, and there are definitely some older series that I go back and re-read fairly regularly from the Big Two. (Blue Beetle v2, Green Lantern Corps v2, Justice League International, Marvel Adventures: Avengers, and X-Factor v3 for the most part.) But no matter how much I try, my interest in reading anything that's currently coming out is less than zero. It's very sad.

I'm honestly not certain how much of it is the actual events that have been happening in the main universes lately (although that's definitely part of it). I think it might just be that my brain just doesn't want to deal with following a billion different series in order to know what's going on, like I used to do. That's definitely part of why I've drifted from the MCU. There are some series/movies that I just have no interest in whatsoever, but I can't just skip them and still watch everything else because the completionist in me won't allow it. So I've just... stopped watching it all.

... admittedly, it might be because my brain has pretty much been completely eaten by Dragon Age lately. Although Critical Role is definitely moving up there.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: sad sad
Marvel Cinematic Universe

So, um, Civil War came out. I haven't seen it yet. And I, uh, have no plans whatsoever to see it in the near future.

... that's probably a sign that Marvel and I are pretty much as officially on the outs as possible at this point in time, isn't it?

It's honestly kind of sad. I adored Phase One of the MCU, and there were at least a few movies in Phase Two that I quite liked. And I'm still following the Netflix series, even though I have little to no interest in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or any spin-offs that may be coming from it. The War Was in Color continues to be my most popular vid ever, and I really wanted to finish a few more of the MCU vid ideas that Mouse has thrown at me over the years. Not to mention that I have quite a few Marvel (616 and MA:A) fics that I would love to finish at some point.

I just can't convince my brain to be interested right now. Even in older Marvel-related things that I still quite enjoy.

(I'll admit that at least part of me is somewhat biased in that I abhorred the comics version of Civil War and literally stopped reading Marvel comics for years because of it. But I had no interest in watching the movie even before I heard that it was based on that plot line, so...)

I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever find my Marvel love again. And it makes me sad. :-(


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: sad sad
May Goals

Feel free to ignore.Collapse )


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: hopeful hopeful
Fic Recs

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been doing a lot of reading lately since things have calmed down at Unnamed Nonprofit. (On my phone, if that wasn't clear.) While, for the most part, it's been books that I've been reading, there have been a few fics that I've read (or, more specifically, re-read) recently, that I wanted to mention.

The first is a Dragon Age fic, the first in a series (although hopefully the next one will be posted soon?) It's written by omphalos and wolfling.

... that got people's attention, didn't it? :-P

In all seriousness, if you're a Dragon Age fan, then you should go read A Drum Sounds. It's the first in their AU series that explores a world where (purple! male! mage!) Hawke is Inquisitor, and it's utterly delightful. This first story is 115519 words and ends with the attack on Haven, to give you an idea of just how epic this series is going to be in the long run.

The next rec is one that I've mentioned before, and it's still a WIP. The author posts semi-regularly, though, and it's getting close(r) to the end, so I thought that I'd mention again. Mainly because at 443705 words so far, you've got a ways to go just to get through what's already posted. If you're a fan of Middle Earth, and don't mind either of the main pairings of the fic, I highly recommend it.

So. Sansûkh. This part of the fic's summary pretty much sums it up, so: In which recovery takes time, the dead members of the Company take to watching Gimli as though he's a soap opera, the living struggle with being left behind, Legolas is confused, Khuzdul is abused, and Thorin is four feet and ten inches of guilt and anger.

It's a delightful story, featuring Bilbo/Thorin and Gimli/Legolas (among many others). It's very dwarf-centric and explores their culture a surprising amount over the course of the story. It's a bit of a mishmash between book and movie canon, taking the best parts of each one. I'd say that it starts out more movieverse, but by the midpoint it's decidedly moved toward more bookverse although there are still some parts based more on the movies. Plot-wise, the Ring has just been destroyed and the most recent chapter covered the direct aftermath of that, to give you an idea where it's at right now.

There are more fics that I've been reading lately, so I might do some more fic recs at some point. Or I might just point everyone in the direction of my Pinboard. I've enjoyed both of the ones mentioned in this post enough for them to warrant special mention, though.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: cheerful cheerful
Still alive?

Oops. I completely disappeared for a while there, didn't I?

The trip to Chicago for work earlier in the month went well. It was time-intensive and very draining, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. And, hey, I got to add "ride in a stretch limo" to the list of things I've done (trust me, don't ask). Plus I managed to meet up with [tumblr.com profile] thievinghippo in person for the first time, which was great, as well as get some pizza from Giordano's. (And if you were curious, the TSA at O'Hare apparently have no issue with you carrying a box of pizza on the plane with you.)

Other than that, work has been work. I keep putting off finishing my hours for Part-Time Job, which means I'm settling for something like eight hours of work as soon as I get home on Friday afternoon most weeks. I'm trying to, uh, fix that, but I keep getting distracted by the gorgeous weather we've been having.

Over at Unnamed Nonprofit, things have pretty much slowed to a crawl. That's common for this time of the year; we have a few weeks of it being almost dead, after renewal season ends and before the May grads start contacting us. It will probably pick back up shortly, but for now it's giving me time to catch up on reading.

On that front, I've been doing a surprising amount of reading the past few weeks, a combination of reading new-to-me books and re-reading ones that I've read before. So far, I've finally read the Captive Prince series for the first time, which I enjoyed a great deal. I've also re-read all of the Numinous World and Order of the Air books, and it surprised me - reading through them all, back-to-back - just how tied they are. I mean, I've always known that they were set in the same universe, but it's really striking when previous books are fresh on your mind.

I'm thinking that I'll re-read the Lynes and Mathey series next, since it's been awhile since I read them. After that, well, I'm open to suggestions? My first thought was to go through the Temeraire series again, but if anyone has recommendations I'm open to them.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: sore sore
Decisions, decisions, decisions...

I have a flight out of National at 7am on Thursday, on my way to Chicago for work. And I can't figure out how I want to get to the airport. Yeah, this gets long. Oops?Collapse )


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: thoughtful thoughtful
I'm listening to: "Wait For It" from Hamilton
To-Do List(s)

You know the drill. Feel free to ignore.Collapse )


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: drained drained
Star Wars Rebels

I'm completely caught up on the show. And I have no words, although there were many noises and facial expressions. Those of you who have seen the finale understand completely, I suspect.

Also? I'm in that weird headspace where I want to make a vid for the show, using clips from the second season, but I have no song whatsoever in mind. So, you know, I can't actually do any vidding. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, since I still have to finish my CVV vid, but still.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: blank blank
Spectre Requisitions

I'm not certain if there's anyone here on DW/LJ who would even care all that much, but Spectre Requisitions - a Mass Effect rare 'ships exchange - went live today. There are 58 stories in the archive (although that might go up, since it's still open for treats), featuring all sorts of different relationships.

I, personally, received an absolutely lovely F!Shepard/Kelly Chambers fic called A Girlfriend by Any Other Name. ♥

And, hey, my recipient seems to have liked the fic that I wrote for them. Plus it's gotten some comments/kudos from other people as well, which I always count as a win.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: cheerful cheerful
Random Update

So, yes, I was feeling out of sorts most of last week, and I thought it was my brain weasels deciding to act up. Instead, it looks like it might have been the precursor to my getting sick, because I've had the cold from hell all this week. It's been bad enough that I left work early on Tuesday and didn't go back until this morning, and I only lasted until mid-afternoon today before calling it quits for the week.

Needless to say, it's been fun. :-/

Anyway, I've accomplished almost nothing whatsoever the past week or so. So... minor to-do list time! Feel free to ignore.Collapse )


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: sore sore
Fic: Dragon Age (II) - By the Light of the Moons (PG)

By the Light of the Moons (650 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dragon Age II, Dragon Age - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bethany Hawke, Female Amell
Additional Tags: Dragon Age Prompt Generator, One Shot, Warden Bethany Hawke
Summary: Bethany had never imagined that actually returning to Fereldan would make her feel more homesick than she had ever felt in Kirkwall.


This entry has been crossposted to Dreamwidth, and it currently has comment count unavailable replies there. Comment on whichever site you prefer.
I'm feeling: artistic artistic
Back Viewing 0 - 30