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May. 13th, 2016

My feelings about MCU Steve/Sharon

Steve: Stop setting me up with my cute neighbor, Natasha! Gosh!

Sharon: I am pretending to flirt with you so I can warn you about an unauthorized visitor in your apartment!

Steve: Yeah, hi.

Sharon: I am a SHIELD agent sent to spy on you!

Steve: *deadpans* Neighbor.

Sharon: In conclusion, CACW spoilers )

And on top of all this, Agent Carter is canceled.

On an unrelated, happy note, In the Flesh is now available on Hulu. What's with all these cute zombie series lately?

Jul. 20th, 2015

Dear F-list, please rec me someone to follow

Consider it this year's birthday present =D

Someone on LJ, DW...or even Tumblr*.

I haven't been present online for the last two years (more like three) =/, and I miss the human connection.
(I feel that Tumblr is even worse than Facebook** for human connection/ease of communication, but ugh. Needs must.)

I wish I'm still in Merlin fandom because they're just so sweet. And even nowadays I'd get random kudos for the few Merlin fic I put up on AO3.

Am not in Teen Wolf fandom anymore (still have one WiP though). I was reading a lot of Dean/Castiel*** there for awhile, then got sidetracked with some Steve/Bucky and Steve/Tony. asdDSnjdsgkjaskncmca this fic (WiP) is so epic and so tragic:
Born from the Earth by venusm
Tony Stark's born an omega in a world where that means he's supposed to follow certain social rules. He becomes Iron Man anyway: Fuck biology.
If only his biology (and the world) would quit fucking him back.

The worldbuilding is insane awe-inducing.

And also this time travel Steve/Tony fic: The Twice-Told Tale by arysteia.

And this Tony Stark fandvid: Oh No by lilly_the_kid
The song choice is just so appropriate for Tony ;_; <333

I kinda want to be in the Avengers fandom but feel intimidated because I haven't read any of the comics. (I find the X-men fandom even more intimidating for the same reason.)

* I can't bring myself to type it in lowercase >__>
** Not that I have a Facebook.

*** The first one that made me cry was Appoggiatura by ceeainthereforthat.
Castiel leaves the religious commune of Heaven Farms to study classical piano after winning a full scholarship paid for by the Deanna Campbell Memorial Foundation, and answers an ad in the campus newspaper: 1 bedroom to let. Meals provided. 50mb wifi, quiet odd music student preferred.

Anyway! Leave your birthday wishes here =) and rec me someone (or two, or three) to follow, please.

Either way, *hugs* I hope everyone's doing fine.

birthday, fandom, me,

Jul. 21st, 2014

Guess who's taking French 101? ;-)

I had the super-low goal of pronouncing French loan words correctly, and reading Le Petit Prince out loud. Before this course, the only French phrase I knew was “omelette du fromage*” X-D

To remember that hands are feminine and face is masculine, I pictured Uhura's hand caressing Spock’s face.
La main, le visage.

Derek Hale eats his vegetables, bikes every day, has a punishing diet regime and obsessively cleans his house to show that he can provide for his mate. Derek Hale’s arms. Derek Hale’s face.
Le légume, le cyclisme, le régime, le ménage.
Les bras, le visage.

You’re welcome.

* Dexter’s Laboratory. The dictionary tells me it should be “omelette au fromage.” My childhood cartoon show, you have lied to me. All your bases are belong to us.

Two more days (a chapter quiz and final exam) and I'm done. Possibly the last language class I'll ever take at the university. I ran out of money/education award, for one thing... The award didn't even cover 4 credits, hahah, so everything else was out of pocket (building maintenance, campus beautification, etc).

I rented the textbook from Amazon, but was forced to shell out $80~ for the "lab" portion of the course. What’s wrong with good old CDs, people?? College tuition in the U.S. is unreasonably expensive =__= even compared to just a decade ago (which was when I graduated).

Feb. 20th, 2014

Playing Rough (Teen Wolf, Laura, Derek & Cora, G, 100 words)

"Laura, the baby just hit me!" wailed a voice from the living room.

Laura sighed and left her spelling homework on the dining table.

( Read it @ DW | AO3 | LJ )

Feb. 12th, 2014

Five Moments in the Life of Arthur Pendragon,

St. Albion Student and Sleep-deprived Boyfriend of Merlin

Summary: University AU. The lives and times of Arthur and Merlin at St. Albion.
Rating: PG-13
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Arthur/Merlin, mentioned Lancelot/Gwen and Gwaine/everyone
Warning: Reverse chronology.
Notes: Written for AgentTrojie's prompt: "They'd stay in bed, but they've got lectures to attend."

Finally deanoning and x-posting this because I want to sign up for this year's CamelotRemix.

( Read it @ AO3 | DW )

X-posting from DW _finally_ works again. =P

Oct. 6th, 2013

09 • 17 • Does the PoC die

I need a “Does the PoC die” website. It kills my enjoyment when there’s an awesome PoC that I like, only to have them die =( =( =(

- the _single_ PoC in Epic
- Darwin in X-M:FC (thankfully 98% of fanfic have him alive)
- two black dudes in Once Upon a Time (from the few S2 eps that I watched). Tumblr made me think you-know-who is as constant a character as Mulan T__T

I’m okay with white sausagefests (see: Tolkien). Not okay with white sausagefest that’s a result of women and PoCs getting fridged (see: Teen Wolf S3).


09/50 fandom moment ✿ 17/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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Apr. 9th, 2013

Hi my name is (Teen Wolf, Stiles, Jackson & Scott, G, 100 words)

"Hi, my name is Batman," said a hooded figure from the shade.

"You're not Batman; you're just a kid!" Four-year-old Jackson retorted.

The figure emerged from under the slides. "Is too!"

Jackson scrunched up his nose. "You're wearing orange. Batman doesn't wear orange."

"Mom said I can wear any color and still be Batman if I have my Batman ring on." He held out a blue plastic ring.

"I don't want your stupid ring." Jackson stalked off.

Batman Stilinski sighed. He spotted a brown-haired boy nearby.

"Hi, I'm Batman. Wanna play?"

Scott smiled. "Hi, Batman. What are we gonna play?"

Answers [community profile] writing_game's Hold prompt.

Is there a Teen Wolf drabble comm. anywhere? Preferably 100 words exactly (or multiples thereof)?

I still have no Teen Wolf icon. Stiiiiiiiles.

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

Mar. 14th, 2013

At least I'm not 30 yet?

As of this morning, I finally have my first driving license ever.

The only time I was ever interested in driving was when I was thirteen, after learning that my 14-y.o. friend was driving around with a fake driving license*. My mom (wisely) didn't want to get a fake license for me, and I promptly lost interest.

For the last eight years or so, I've practiced driving on and off. By which I mean a few weeks' practice with long months stretching in between =P

I got 82/100 (Passing grade is 80) and tanked parallel parking. Also, you're supposed to turn your steering wheel to the right instead of the left when parking uphill with no curb present. Good to know.

If only fast, clean, reliable public transit is universal. Yay for passing!

* I grew up in S.E. Asia. It’s a thing. We pay someone to queue for us, and that guy will then bribe the government officials to expedite things, and we only show up when it’s time to sign the document. Trufax.

Dec. 17th, 2012

Obligatory Hiatus Post

Due to (happy!*) rl events, I'll be away for the next two months-ish.

Contacting me via e-mails or comments are the best way to go, although I can't promise a timely response. (PMs are not as convenient because I'll need to log in first to see your message).

* Those curious and who don't read me on LJ can just ask me.


I only have two non-spoilery things to say about The Hobbit (which I watched Friday morning):
1) I'm glad I was forewarned; otherwise I'd be "???" throughout the movie.
2) Finding two dwarves (separately and/or together) attractive is just WRONG. Okay not as wrong as finding house-elves attractive. I am, of course, referring to Thranduil and Kili.

I'm looking forward to the NuTrek sequel with Villain!BenedictCumberbatch AAaaaaahhh ahhhhhhhh new haircuuuuuttt *INCOHERENT*.


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Chrismukkah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! =DDD

Feel free to spam this post with links. See you all in February-ish! *hugs*

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

Oct. 8th, 2012

08 • 15 • This morning I dreamt about Arthur and Merlin

in a ModernDay!AU, opening a shop together. My first Merlin dream, even though I haven't read Merlin fic in so long.

It's a neighborhood store which mostly sells food items, but also carries classy clothes (thanks to Morgana?). Arthur and Merlin are very bromance-y and veer into sexual-romantic situation all the time, except Merlin seems to be happily tipsy in every single one of those occasion =(
(Merlin might be shamming being drunk. At any rate, Arthur tolerates it all this time for reasons of REINCARNATED LOVE FOREVER.)

They kiss, hug and caress (but not grope). And Arthur feels content.

08/50 fandom moment ✿ 15/100 moments in 100 words exactly

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

Sep. 17th, 2012

I dreamt the pack (or possibly just Scott)

was trapped in a strong illusion.

Derek came back, and Scott had forgotten to do what Derek assigned him to.

Isaac helped Scott look for the missing/dropped item at a Miyazaki's open-field-of-grass type of park. They came across a runner/wanderer (Greenberg?) and the Doctor (Ten). The next day at the park, they had extended interaction with the runner and the Doctor, with obviously scripted response. With dismay, Scott realized they were NPCs.

Scott was tempted to pretend ignorance but ultimately brought Isaac into his confidence. To Scott's surprise, Isaac suggested Stiles as a third, as Scott and Isaac trusted Stiles.


First TW dream and it was from Scott's pov. Heh. Probably influenced by my feels re: Scott-Isaac-Stiles friendship triangle?

I really want to finish writing (and posting*, after it's beta-ed) part 1.1 of my TW Regency Romance AU. I’m writing parts 1.1 and 1.2 simultaneously: when I need a break from 1.1, I write a bit of 1.2, and vice versa. Never wrote this way before. Possibly because this fic is longer? At least 12K words, I think.

* I saw this P&P AU posted, see. Different from what I'm doing but presumably a Regency Romance =P Didn't read it.

06~07/50 fandom moment ✿ 13~14/100 moments in 2X100 words exactly

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Sep. 4th, 2012

05 • 12 • Get over yourself, Jackson! [General S2 character background SPOILERS]

I’ve seen people objecting to the portrayal of Jackson's birth parents v. adoptive parents, and post 2X06, I couldn’t agree more.

At first I thought Jackson either had 1) issues about not being wanted, and/or 2) early memories of his birth parents, but nooo. Both his birth parents are SPOILER ). His adoptive parents obviously care for him. Sure, they didn't seem to be aware of Jackson's drinking problem, but his dad could tell just from two words that something was wrong.

Jackson's "real" parents are Jackson's adoptive parents. Don't be speciesist, show! >=(

05/50 fandom moment ✿ 12/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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Aug. 29th, 2012

04 • 11 • Teen Wolf & Tumblr

Under the mistaken belief that there will be lots of knotting* and/or Omega’verse fics, started mainlining Teen Wolf fanfic on AO3 on May 2012.

-- my Tumblr profile

I was reluctant to watch Teen Wolf because I feared it would ruin my fic-reading experience. Thankfully that didn't happen. I watched whenever Stiles and/or Derek were onscreen, and read fic on my laptop when they weren't.

S2 did ruin my pack feels though =( Because I prefer Jackson** over Isaac as the w00bie. At least Isaac has curly blond hair ;_;

* Not that many, esp. pre-S2.
** See: Draco Malfoy

04/50 fandom moment ✿ 11/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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Jun. 28th, 2012

06 • 10 • Mini picnic under a tree

Today's weather is great for napping under trees: a mild summer day. Warm enough that you only need a light jacket, and cloudy enough that there’s no glare.

The park is only six, seven houses away, so I packed up apple slices, blueberries, strawberry yogurt and a spoon in my pink furoshiki with singing blue birds. I brought a mat so I can lie down on the grass and read poetry out loud.

The children were leaving, so only one elderly man was there to witness my antics.

After forty-five minutes, it started drizzling. It was a splendorous moment =)

06/50 rl moment ✿ 10/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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Jun. 22nd, 2012

03 • 08 • I dreamt I was in a job interview with James McAvoy and his agent

And they were both terribly nice and sweet. I met McAvoy when he's filming at my birth country, and he went, "Do you want to be my PA/tour guide? You're bored with school, right?" We talked about tourism in my country, which I have OPINIONS about.

My first X-M:FC dream, and my first fandom dream in a while. Lately I've been dreaming about rl acquaintances, which is an anomaly. I often dream I'm someone else entirely (circus guy, Jewish orphan, bicurious co-ed, zombified me, etc.) Or I dream of origific plot/setting ideas.

Anyway, am glad even dream!McAvoy is lovely ;-)

03/50 fandom moment ✿ 08/100 moments in 100 words exactly

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

May. 22nd, 2012

This is my first time being the cranky fandomer

In the past I usually make an LJ post/inform the cranky fandomer with a vested interest, and watch the bitchiness unfold beautifully. Mirabella is the best.

Once a year or so, someone will get the "brilliant" idea to archive/repost other people's fics without permission. This is the first time I have to actively do something about it, beyond informing the author whose fics are being copy-pasted.

14~ hours ago, "Nicole" c & p'd azryal00's Tumblr fic to AO3. Eight hours and a dozen-ish polite* comments (asking the story to be removed) later, she wrote:
Hey, guys. My bad; picked this up off a friend's blog and neither of us knew who wrote it, so I posted it. Now, that I know who wrote it, I can hit up their blog. No harm meant. Thanks!

The story will be down in a little while. Take care.

Six hours later, the story is STILL UP. So I filed an Abuse report to the AO3 staff.

Plagiarism is a violation of the AO3's ToS, is that cool or what?
Plagiarism is the use of someone else's words or concepts without properly attributing those words or concepts to their original source. [...]

Plagiarism is a violation of the ToS and will incur the penalties described in the abuse policy. As with all content that violates the ToS, plagiarized content must be removed. Depending on the type and amount of plagiarized content, this might entail removing an entire piece of content, removing only the plagiarized portions from a longer work while leaving the original material, or adding citations.

If you believe a fanwork posted on the Archive plagiarizes another work, please report the work to the abuse team.

I highly doubt I'm gonna make anyone cry (like last time, albeit indirectly), since I suspect this "Nicole" is not a newbie but is instead a troll.

* X-M:FC fandom, why so nice? Srsly you need to be a little MEAN sometime. This is how I feel about Merlin fandom too sometimes, tbh. Except for the shipping wars.

May. 20th, 2012

04 • 07 • Meme answers, part 2

Answering [personal profile] symetric's questions out of order

6. if someone randomly came up to you and gave you a hug, how would you react?
7. why is LJ your social media tool of choice? if it isn't, which do you prefer using?
9. MARMITE? (shut up, that is a valid question)

6. O_O Unless they're a close family member or a good friend. Total stranger: only if it's a woman who recognizes the character I cosplay at an anime convention. "Guu~! I love youuu!"

7. I prefer DW because LJ keeps on introducing stupid "new features" that their users hate. Except for Spoiler tag, that's pretty cool. More friends and more fandom activity over at LJ though. *shrugs*
Tumblr is fun to stalk/browse, but I hate the inability to comment and have robust discussion attached to the original post *foams at the mouth*

9. (Tried it once. 'twas okay.) Verdict: Inconclusive.

04/50 rl moment ✿ 07/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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May. 14th, 2012

03 • 06 • Meme answers, part 1

Answering [personal profile] symetric's questions out of order

1. what is your favourite beverage?
4. if you could make one thing obsolete in the world, what would it be?
5. who is your all time favourite author? (well, it's easier then picking a single novel!)

1. Tap water from my city. (Water tastes different in different places).

4. Wanted to say advertisement, but there are creative ones. And PSAs kinda = ads.
I’ll go with planned obsolescence.

5. Most of the authors I like only wrote one book/one series…
Diana Wynne Jones is >60% hit and miss for me. Harper Lee: one book. Megan Whalen Turner: one series (Haven’t read her short stories). I love Yann Martel but his second book is so depressing ;_;.
The book that I’ve (re)read most often is Le Petit Prince, but TBH I like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s wife better.

03/50 rl moment ✿ 06/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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May. 13th, 2012

03 • 05 • There can never be too many remixes

Remix a fic picked by someone else, and/or prompt your own fic to be remixed!

Can't help but participate because this (theoretically) combines my two great fandom loves: drabbles* and remixes.

I'm at a bit of a loose end, fandom writing-wise. I have this HP!Fusion X-M:FC plotbunny that I'm not comfortable starting, since I haven't even written a single X-M:FC drabble. My first Merlin fic was a [community profile] merlin100 drabble, where I won all these fuzzy feelings and paid LJ besides (Thanks [personal profile] oconel and [personal profile] nefernat). I feel that if I can’t even write a drabble for a fandom, I have no business writing in that fandom =/

*Theoretically, because one DW comment can hold 1K~ words.

03/50 fandom moment ✿ 05/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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Apr. 30th, 2012

02 • 03 • My latest remix

In terms of remixee happiness, my latest remix was a resounding success. In terms of my own remixing satisfaction, I feel that I've made a n00b mistake.

IMO, a remix should be able to stand alone, instead of requiring knowledge of the original. In that respect, it's more fitting to call A Wizard's Education (The Teach your heart Remix) a "companion piece" instead of a remix.

My mistake was in not defining a narrow enough scope for the remix before writing. When the original is an epic 71K words, this is essential. Otherwise, the remix suffers from too-wide narrative breaks.

02/50 fandom moment ✿ 03/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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