malapropism: (creep inside you)
What is not covered in that mix is that before the draft, Ragnar was a brilliant student at an institution used to train common citizens considering enlistment in the art of war. He was so good that he was hired on as a teacher himself.

You will never know how hard it was to resist including "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from the Mulan soundtrack in the mix. Never.
malapropism: (noooo my brain)

After an hour of compensation, recoloring, and erasing, this picture has been judged inappropriate, inaccurate, and unsightly for use as the fanmix cover for Mengli. Like, wow, this is shameful.

...But the sky is pretty nice. Admit it.
malapropism: (will see you in hell)
So I was looking through my Motown collection for some super sexy love songs, like you do.

And I vaguely recall that For Once in My Life might be a good Conall/Yuyan song. Maybe. Because it's been a criminally long while.

And then I hear the lyrics:
For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
not like it's hurt me before.
For once I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore.
For once I can say "This is mine, you can't take it!"
As long as I have love, I can make it.

And I'm just

sitting here giggling and laughing

because, oh, Cyprian, your tears are my yellow sun.

So that's definitely going on Cyprian's mixed media. Just endless misery and Sorensen/Cyprian cockblockery and PTSD. SURE WHY NOT.

These are the current mixed media/ficmix projects, not including ones which are all completely compiled:
30's AU mixed media: Lysander's gang-centric | aiming for 13-18 songs (multiple songs for each prominent member + Jack Briggs, excepting Mashiro and Ragnar?).
Conall/Yuyan ficmix | aiming for 15-16 songs.
Ivy/Gina ficmix | aiming for 15-16 songs.
Mengli fanmix | aiming for 17 songs.
Vriska Serket fanmix | presently at 19 songs, currently glamorizing presentation.
Ivy EP | Planned 8-9 songs, will take down/not do if requested.
Abomination AU mixed media | 15-16 songs.
Possible Tohru Adachi from Persona 4 fanmix.
malapropism: a roughshod drawing of holly (Default)
Pick any passage of however many words from any story I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
malapropism: (everything's coming up roxy)
But seriously, I hope you two like AUs.

And I also hope I'm good enough to do your characters justice.

In other news, I am changing Dawn's PB to someone I can draw, because I have been trying to properly draw Michelle Dockery for three days now and all attempts have ended in horrible, perplexing failure. I mean wow. I am not sure how I ended up with some of these faces. Hopefully, I'll be able to draw the PB I originally intended to use for her.


Aug. 7th, 2012 01:58 pm
malapropism: (noooo my brain)
Give me a character, any number, single or in a group, with any prompt, and I will draw them.

Give me a character or pairing and I will ficmix.

I very much need to drown myself in Stuff for a while.
malapropism: (game on)
 Give me four femslash pairings (your canon, my canon, an actual TM-ed fandom's) and I will pick one to make a fanmix EP for - six songs.
malapropism: (everything's coming up roxy)
I super need to write, so I stole from Isana who stole from Kat.

Request an AU and a continuity, and I shall write a snippet from that AU for you.

Meme the second!

Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future. Eligible stories at [personal profile] archiveofarethusa .

Meme the third!

Give me a prompt and a couple and I will write you a bit of fluff. Original characters only, please.

Meme the fourth!

Post here with a character's name, and I'll post a YouTube video of a song that reminds me of them. Original characters only, please, but OCs do count as original. You can ask for as many characters as you want, but I don't guarantee songs for all of them.

No, just have all of the character songs.

All of the songs below the cut. )


Jun. 13th, 2012 11:52 pm
malapropism: (magia)
Ray Bradbury is dead.

I have been dicking around and Ray Bradbury, whom I have revered and continue to revere, has been dead for eight days.

I think I need to sit down. Somewhere else. Again.
malapropism: (i remember fields of flowers)
Eleven writing projects

nearly done with three of them

waste an hour on doodling various horrorterrors

and then there's this asshole.

malapropism: a roughshod drawing of holly (lemina)
I live and breathe every day knowing the sun sets in the west, X/1999 will never be finished, GRRM lives in a small New Mexico castle surrounded by a moat of his fans' tears, and Catherynne M. Valente is utterly incapable of penning a bad story.


(Also ohgod working on ten writing projects right now how do multi-task how)

malapropism: a roughshod drawing of holly (monochrome)
Give me a pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it. One line, ten lines, a ficlet if you're lucky.

01. Wild West
02. Cyberpunk
03. Shapeshifters
04. Pirates
05. …In SPACE!!
06. Born Another Gender
07. Schoolfic
08. Police/Firefighters
09. Urban Fantasy
10. Harem
malapropism: (game on)
So I found myself with a bit of extra money recently, and bought a game I'd long been slavering over - Persona 4, an RPG for the PlayStation 2. I grew up on RPGs, but the Persona series has only recently caught my eye. In Persona 4, your allies acquire personas (basically, summons which allow you to perform special attacks - you can get as many personas as you please, on account of being "like the number zero ... empty, but full of infinite possibilities," which, intriguing take on the silent protagonist, Atlus) by fighting their ids personified. It's a fascinating concept, except you fight their ids without their help. So, for example, Yosuke attempts to figure out who did a slew of murders that have been happening recently due to the loss of a loved one, but when his id appears, it claims that all Yosuke really wants is the thrill of detection and suspense in a town where nothing ever happens, and damn everyone and everything else. Everyone has a side to them like that, the game says, and we should all accept it. I already think I know what my own would be like, so I started wondering what my characters' ids might be like. I usually find things out by writing them, so it's a consideration I would never have thought of before. I'll probably write to figure things out this time, too.

Persona 4 is an excellent game so far. Very hard, but very good. I barely skirted past Princess Yukiko's Castle, and the social links are all very likable and fleshed out. I'm very glad I bought it. <3
malapropism: (magia)
Give me a character or pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it. One line, ten lines, a ficlet if you're lucky.

01. Wild West
02. Cyberpunk
03. Shapeshifters
04. Pirates
05. …In SPACE!!
06. Born Another Gender
07. Schoolfic
08. Police/Firefighters
09. Urban Fantasy
10. Harem

Original characters only. Not up to fanfic lately, I don't think.
malapropism: (noooo my brain)
Can we just please have universal health care in America right now?

I know this isn't the most relevant political statement to say right now, what with the Republican candidates having all merrily meandered in from the dystopian satire novels they clearly came from, but I really don't want to wonder if that was brain tissue or lung matter I just coughed up any longer. Please.

Also, spellcheck is wondering if by dystopian I mean utopian. I suspect I am being sassed by AI. How did this happen even.
malapropism: a roughshod drawing of holly (monochrome)
1) Comment to this post, and I'll give you a prompt in the form of whatever song shuffles up next on whatever music player I've got going at the time.

2) Turn on the music player of your choice to shuffle, post this to your own journal and dole out prompts. No, you can't hide your shameful music. If it shuffles up, that's the gig.

3) Write/draw/whatever way you create for the prompt you've been given: post it. Again, no hiding the shame. Even if you think it's awful, post it.

4) Link your finished product to the prompt comment, because it's always lovely to see the results.'
malapropism: a roughshod drawing of holly (selphie and quistis)
So I've been replaying Final Fantasy VIII to graph character personalities for Tempus Frangit - and this sort of thing is exactly why I don't often write fanfic, I'd guess, because I feel like I'd be doing it wrong if I didn't but it takes such effort - and it's been interesting. It's always a pleasant surprise to find out something isn't as bad as you thought it was, but I really never expected to feel that way about Final Fantasy VIII. Somehow, the magic system has gotten even more tedious with time, but wow, there is so much more to these characters than I first realized on my last play through. Which was six years ago.

There's a scene on the first disc shortly after Rinoa joins where the party is fleeing to Galbadia Garden due to some truly incredible cock-up. Zell - who, uh, not really less annoying, sadly - starts asking Squall how bad the situation is for them and their home, and Squall gives it to him straight - everything's up in the air, but it doesn't look good. Whereupon Rinoa proceeds to thoroughly bitch him out for not being more positive, and I always hated slogging through this scene, but it occurred to me on this run through that, dude, she's not nagging him. She might not even be seeing him while she's chewing him out - she's almost certainly drawn a parallel between either Squall and her father or Squall's actions and actions she herself has taken as a member of the Timber resistance and regretted. Despite what I'd always assumed, she probably does know what she's talking about, and after Squall passes out, she clearly realizes that, oh yeah, Squall probably knows, too, and it's about as easy for him as it is for Zell. That scene isn't just Rinoa being a nagging harpy, it's just her trying to make sense of Squall, who's very unlike anyone she's had to deal with in her life so far.

I actually really like Rinoa, which is...odd, considering how much I remember hating her. She's cute and funny and she genuinely wants to change the world for the better, and believes she can. Also, she shoves Squall off a ledge, which is super good for me. She's so much stronger and so much weaker than she thinks she is, and she has a clear, interesting character evolution. Which is good, because the writing and translation in this game is pretty wretched. WHO USES THE WORD MEANY AFTER GRADUATING KINDERGARTEN. WHO. IS LAGUNA AS PRESIDENT MEANT TO BE SATIRICAL? WHO EVEN IS ULTIMECIA? GOD.

I'm going to try for 3000 words by Monday. I've already got three times as much for the Novel Big Bang project, so I really should pick up the slack. Or make a time table, at the very least.


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