lirazel: ([tvd] bffs)
So what do we think the likelihood is that after this Kindle Worlds thing starts that Amazon/Alloy will start going after all the Vampire Diaries/PLL/etc. fic that's published on sites other than theirs? Because that wouldn't surprise me. I'm not saying they'd have a legal leg to stand on (I don't think they would), but I would be surprised if they sent C&D letters to people who have their TVD fic up on other sites.
lirazel: ([tww] everyone sucks but me)
WHY ARE ALL MY ICONS OUT OF ORDER WHEN I COMMENT I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING!!!!!!!!



P.S. The Love of my Life has the most epic cryface ever. I love it.
lirazel: ([tww] everyone sucks but me)
WHY ARE ALL MY ICONS OUT OF ORDER WHEN I COMMENT I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING!!!!!!!!



P.S. The Love of my Life has the most epic cryface ever. I love it.
lirazel: ([tww] everyone sucks but me)
Y'all, I have no idea what's going on with lj right now, but every time I try to post my new chapter, it messes things up, repeating some things and cutting off the end of the chapter for no reason. It also won't let me delete posts. So I've set my several attempts at posting the chapter to a private setting (so if you saw the a chapter was up and now it's gone, that's where it went), and I will try to repost again in a few minutes. If it doesn't work tonight, though (it's 9:30 PM for me at the moment), then it might have to wait till in the morning (or, heaven forbid, till later if it takes longer than that for lj to work itself out). I really apologize, but this is beyond my control.

Needless to say I am not amused.
lirazel: ([tww] everyone sucks but me)
Y'all, I have no idea what's going on with lj right now, but every time I try to post my new chapter, it messes things up, repeating some things and cutting off the end of the chapter for no reason. It also won't let me delete posts. So I've set my several attempts at posting the chapter to a private setting (so if you saw the a chapter was up and now it's gone, that's where it went), and I will try to repost again in a few minutes. If it doesn't work tonight, though (it's 9:30 PM for me at the moment), then it might have to wait till in the morning (or, heaven forbid, till later if it takes longer than that for lj to work itself out). I really apologize, but this is beyond my control.

Needless to say I am not amused.
lirazel: ([btvs] ask me how)
All I'm going to say about the current fandom kerfluffle is:

I find it kind of (sadly) hilarious that just a week or two ago we were having a discussion about whether or not our corner of BtVS fandom was dying out, and now we have absolute proof that we still care. A lot. A lot a lot. It's just kind of heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time that it's something this ugly (and repetative OMG IS THIS 2001? TALK ABOUT A BEADED DEAD PONY WHEN WILL THE UNFUNNY BUSINESS REPORT BE UP?) that is the catalyst. People, friends of mine, I support you in your righteous indignation, but I'm annoyed that this is happening AGAIN.

And now I'm going back to kpop land, where the shipper wars are just as intense but involve significantly less Opression Olympics.
lirazel: ([btvs] ask me how)
All I'm going to say about the current fandom kerfluffle is:

I find it kind of (sadly) hilarious that just a week or two ago we were having a discussion about whether or not our corner of BtVS fandom was dying out, and now we have absolute proof that we still care. A lot. A lot a lot. It's just kind of heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time that it's something this ugly (and repetative OMG IS THIS 2001? TALK ABOUT A BEADED DEAD PONY WHEN WILL THE UNFUNNY BUSINESS REPORT BE UP?) that is the catalyst. People, friends of mine, I support you in your righteous indignation, but I'm annoyed that this is happening AGAIN.

And now I'm going back to kpop land, where the shipper wars are just as intense but involve significantly less Opression Olympics.
lirazel: ([btvs] ask me how)
All I'm going to say about the current fandom kerfluffle is:

I find it kind of (sadly) hilarious that just a week or two ago we were having a discussion about whether or not our corner of BtVS fandom was dying out, and now we have absolute proof that we still care. A lot. A lot a lot. It's just kind of heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time that it's something this ugly (and repetative OMG IS THIS 2001? TALK ABOUT A BEADED DEAD PONY WHEN WILL THE UNFUNNY BUSINESS REPORT BE UP?) that is the catalyst. People, friends of mine, I support you in your righteous indignation, but I'm annoyed that this is happening AGAIN.

And now I'm going back to kpop land, where the shipper wars are just as intense but involve significantly less Opression Olympics.
lirazel: ([tww] everyone sucks but me)
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OH GUESS WHAT I HAVE GREAT NEWS BY WHICH I MEAN THE WORST NEWS EVER.

LJ keeps making changes! Changes that make me want to kill someone, and somehow I missed this one until I went to make a new sticky post today and found that we can't.

Because now you can only have one sticky post at a time. ONE. You can't edit your journal entries out of chronological order; if you change the date/time, it makes them "scheduled" and they'll post at that given time, but they won't show up until then. ISN'T THAT JUST FANTASTIC.

So I had to edit my already-sticky posts and shuffle things around. Which, thank God I could do that, otherwise I would have ended up screaming and ripping my hair out. But why does lj insist on doing this to us? Do they not understand why we do things the way that we do? WHY WHY WHY? What possible reason could they have for insisting that we only have one sticky post?

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In closing, I hate the world.
lirazel: ([tww] everyone sucks but me)
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OH GUESS WHAT I HAVE GREAT NEWS BY WHICH I MEAN THE WORST NEWS EVER.

LJ keeps making changes! Changes that make me want to kill someone, and somehow I missed this one until I went to make a new sticky post today and found that we can't.

Because now you can only have one sticky post at a time. ONE. You can't edit your journal entries out of chronological order; if you change the date/time, it makes them "scheduled" and they'll post at that given time, but they won't show up until then. ISN'T THAT JUST FANTASTIC.

So I had to edit my already-sticky posts and shuffle things around. Which, thank God I could do that, otherwise I would have ended up screaming and ripping my hair out. But why does lj insist on doing this to us? Do they not understand why we do things the way that we do? WHY WHY WHY? What possible reason could they have for insisting that we only have one sticky post?

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In closing, I hate the world.
lirazel: ([tww] everyone sucks but me)
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OH GUESS WHAT I HAVE GREAT NEWS BY WHICH I MEAN THE WORST NEWS EVER.

LJ keeps making changes! Changes that make me want to kill someone, and somehow I missed this one until I went to make a new sticky post today and found that we can't.

Because now you can only have one sticky post at a time. ONE. You can't edit your journal entries out of chronological order; if you change the date/time, it makes them "scheduled" and they'll post at that given time, but they won't show up until then. ISN'T THAT JUST FANTASTIC.

So I had to edit my already-sticky posts and shuffle things around. Which, thank God I could do that, otherwise I would have ended up screaming and ripping my hair out. But why does lj insist on doing this to us? Do they not understand why we do things the way that we do? WHY WHY WHY? What possible reason could they have for insisting that we only have one sticky post?

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In closing, I hate the world.

ahem

May. 11th, 2012 08:10 am
lirazel: ([tvd] we have t-shirts)
So I'm getting ready to read all of y'all's thoughts on last night's TVD (in scanning my flist, I saw about 8 reaction posts. Which makes me laugh), but I just have one thing to say about it myself.

spoilers, duh )

That is all.

ahem

May. 11th, 2012 08:10 am
lirazel: ([tvd] we have t-shirts)
So I'm getting ready to read all of y'all's thoughts on last night's TVD (in scanning my flist, I saw about 8 reaction posts. Which makes me laugh), but I just have one thing to say about it myself.

spoilers, duh )

That is all.

ahem

May. 11th, 2012 08:10 am
lirazel: ([tvd] we have t-shirts)
So I'm getting ready to read all of y'all's thoughts on last night's TVD (in scanning my flist, I saw about 8 reaction posts. Which makes me laugh), but I just have one thing to say about it myself.

spoilers, duh )

That is all.

um

May. 10th, 2012 08:25 am
lirazel: ([misc] brainwashed by smeyer)
There's going to be a 50 Shades of Suck movie????? How can this be anything but straight-up porn with lots of messed-up character dynamics to pad around the edges? WHAT KIND OF RATING WILL IT GET???? I am trying to imagine what the end result is going to look like...and my imagination fails me. Thankfully.

um

May. 10th, 2012 08:25 am
lirazel: ([misc] brainwashed by smeyer)
There's going to be a 50 Shades of Suck movie????? How can this be anything but straight-up porn with lots of messed-up character dynamics to pad around the edges? WHAT KIND OF RATING WILL IT GET???? I am trying to imagine what the end result is going to look like...and my imagination fails me. Thankfully.

um

May. 10th, 2012 08:25 am
lirazel: ([misc] brainwashed by smeyer)
There's going to be a 50 Shades of Suck movie????? How can this be anything but straight-up porn with lots of messed-up character dynamics to pad around the edges? WHAT KIND OF RATING WILL IT GET???? I am trying to imagine what the end result is going to look like...and my imagination fails me. Thankfully.
lirazel: ([kd] three seconds)
+ Does anybody else think that the reason they kept Benedict Cumberbatch's role in the new Trek movie a secret is because they knew people would be incredibly pissed at this white guy taking Ricardo Montalban's place and they didn't want to deal with the fallout until they were able to say "Oh, it's too late, we already filmed it"? Because I hate to be that cynical about things, but I'm kind of that cynical about things. Needless to say, I'm pissed. I've been looking forward to this movie, itching for this movie since the last one came out, and now this. Also: if any character didn't need to be rebooted, it was definitely Khan. Ugh. I am distressed.

+ Well, Mark at Mark Watches pretty much had all the right reactions to Fool for Love, my favorite episode of TV ever. And I thought he was surprisingly subdued and thoughtful about it. I was pleased.

+ I have watched four episodes of Queen In-Hyun's Man AND IT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL THING. Kim Boong-Do is a wonderful little scholar-turned-resistance fighter (of sorts, it's complicated) in 1694 Joseon Korea, and through some plot machinations he ends up traveling to the future on several occasions and meeting up with this actress who is playing the queen he serves in a new drama. And what is delightful about this show, besides how brilliantly it's shot and styled (which is brilliant), is the character of Kim Boong-Do. I like Choi Hee-Jin, the heroine, quite a lot, too, but Kim Boong-Do is flawless.


source

He's adorable and precious for one thing. But he's also loyal, smart, and incredibly competent. I feel like most time-travel stories really go overboard with CULTURE SHOCK, but Boong-Do's reactions are very calm. He doesn't know things, but he learns very, very quickly, and he has a good enough mind that he can put two and two together and figure things out instead of acting like an idiot. He acts exactly like a smart guy would if he was suddenly time-travelling. He even figures out that he's time travelling all by himself. I can't get over how well the show is handling him and his jumping around through the centuries. It's brilliant.

There is nothing I love more than a show that lets its characters be smart instead of forcing them to be idiots for the sake of the plot. If your plot requires your characters to be idiots IT IS NOT A GOOD PLOT.

[Also, the kid playing Han Dong-Min is insanely cute. THOSE CHEEKBONES.]

+ I feel like King 2 Hearts is becoming kind of sloppy? But I'm still invested, mostly because of Eun Shi-Kyung and his earnestness and his face. Love of mine. Between Ji-Hyuk and Shi-Kyung and now Boong-Do, I am falling in love with kdrama guys right and left.

+ NEW EPISODE OF LOVE RAIN WAITING FOR ME TONIGHT. I DIE OF LOVE.

+ I've watched the first five or so episodes of Young Justice. I like it, but I don't have loads of feels yet. Hopefully those will come.

+ It seems like Vampire Diaries' goal in life right now is to remind me of why I hate love triangles. IT IS WORKING.

+ I am having Bonnie/Jeremy feels again. I know it's insanely underdeveloped, but THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER. I'm rarely struck by how a couple looks aesthetically because I'm so busy being obsessed with their characters, but these two are so beautiful individually and when they're together they become even more beautiful and speaking of beautiful if you aren't on tumblr you missed this, which just reminded me of how aesthetically pleasing Buffy and Spike are. Seriously one of my favorite tumblr posts ever. I look at it, and I think, "This is why tumblr exists."

+ I went to see Avengers on Sunday by myself, because that's what I do when I want to see a movie and no one else will go see it with me. I think it's strange that this is considered strange, considering that you're SITTING IN THE DARK and that common courtesy demands you not talk during the show. And yet you're supposed to feel like a loser if you go by yourself? I do not. My mama said that the reason you go with people is so that you have someone to talk to about it afterwards. I said, "That's what I have the internet for." She said, "Oh, yeah. I forgot." TROLOLOLOL.

Avengers feelings be here )

All in all, it was just a popcorn movie, but it was a good popcorn movie because it cared about its characters. And I love a good popcorn movie.

+ I am now dreading Anne Hathaway as Catwoman even more than before. DO NOT WANT.

+ Lil Sis graduated on Saturday. Which makes me feel old. Lots of family times, and though it was great seeing everybody, it was overwhelming to have everyone together in my parents' house like that--so many people in such a small space! I loved them but was glad when they were gone and I could breathe again.

+ I have discovered the best barbeque place in town. If you're ever in the area ASK ME WHAT IT IS so that I can tell you and you can get some of the best barbeque I've ever had. Everyone in the family agrees that it's so good that you don't even need sauce.

+ I just finished The Man without a Face about Vladimir Putin, and now I am depressed about the world. It was an excellently written book, fascinating and insightful, but being reminded that there are people with so little regard for human life, who will sacrifice anyone and everyone to get what they want...it just reminds me of how broken the world is.

+ I have hit the climax for my novel. And...I have no idea of how to make my hero end up in the vicinity of my villain for a show-down. It would frankly be stupid for her to go into it on purpose, because she is so outmatched, and yet I can't have the villain go to her because of reasons. I think I have written myself into a corner and am not sure what to do. This is the first time since I started the book 65K words ago that I don't have any idea of what to write next. UGH. I really don't know what to do. I didn't write yesterday and I probably won't today, and I do not like what this is doing to my momentum.
lirazel: ([kd] three seconds)
+ Does anybody else think that the reason they kept Benedict Cumberbatch's role in the new Trek movie a secret is because they knew people would be incredibly pissed at this white guy taking Ricardo Montalban's place and they didn't want to deal with the fallout until they were able to say "Oh, it's too late, we already filmed it"? Because I hate to be that cynical about things, but I'm kind of that cynical about things. Needless to say, I'm pissed. I've been looking forward to this movie, itching for this movie since the last one came out, and now this. Also: if any character didn't need to be rebooted, it was definitely Khan. Ugh. I am distressed.

+ Well, Mark at Mark Watches pretty much had all the right reactions to Fool for Love, my favorite episode of TV ever. And I thought he was surprisingly subdued and thoughtful about it. I was pleased.

+ I have watched four episodes of Queen In-Hyun's Man AND IT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL THING. Kim Boong-Do is a wonderful little scholar-turned-resistance fighter (of sorts, it's complicated) in 1694 Joseon Korea, and through some plot machinations he ends up traveling to the future on several occasions and meeting up with this actress who is playing the queen he serves in a new drama. And what is delightful about this show, besides how brilliantly it's shot and styled (which is brilliant), is the character of Kim Boong-Do. I like Choi Hee-Jin, the heroine, quite a lot, too, but Kim Boong-Do is flawless.


source

He's adorable and precious for one thing. But he's also loyal, smart, and incredibly competent. I feel like most time-travel stories really go overboard with CULTURE SHOCK, but Boong-Do's reactions are very calm. He doesn't know things, but he learns very, very quickly, and he has a good enough mind that he can put two and two together and figure things out instead of acting like an idiot. He acts exactly like a smart guy would if he was suddenly time-travelling. He even figures out that he's time travelling all by himself. I can't get over how well the show is handling him and his jumping around through the centuries. It's brilliant.

There is nothing I love more than a show that lets its characters be smart instead of forcing them to be idiots for the sake of the plot. If your plot requires your characters to be idiots IT IS NOT A GOOD PLOT.

[Also, the kid playing Han Dong-Min is insanely cute. THOSE CHEEKBONES.]

+ I feel like King 2 Hearts is becoming kind of sloppy? But I'm still invested, mostly because of Eun Shi-Kyung and his earnestness and his face. Love of mine. Between Ji-Hyuk and Shi-Kyung and now Boong-Do, I am falling in love with kdrama guys right and left.

+ NEW EPISODE OF LOVE RAIN WAITING FOR ME TONIGHT. I DIE OF LOVE.

+ I've watched the first five or so episodes of Young Justice. I like it, but I don't have loads of feels yet. Hopefully those will come.

+ It seems like Vampire Diaries' goal in life right now is to remind me of why I hate love triangles. IT IS WORKING.

+ I am having Bonnie/Jeremy feels again. I know it's insanely underdeveloped, but THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER. I'm rarely struck by how a couple looks aesthetically because I'm so busy being obsessed with their characters, but these two are so beautiful individually and when they're together they become even more beautiful and speaking of beautiful if you aren't on tumblr you missed this, which just reminded me of how aesthetically pleasing Buffy and Spike are. Seriously one of my favorite tumblr posts ever. I look at it, and I think, "This is why tumblr exists."

+ I went to see Avengers on Sunday by myself, because that's what I do when I want to see a movie and no one else will go see it with me. I think it's strange that this is considered strange, considering that you're SITTING IN THE DARK and that common courtesy demands you not talk during the show. And yet you're supposed to feel like a loser if you go by yourself? I do not. My mama said that the reason you go with people is so that you have someone to talk to about it afterwards. I said, "That's what I have the internet for." She said, "Oh, yeah. I forgot." TROLOLOLOL.

Avengers feelings be here )

All in all, it was just a popcorn movie, but it was a good popcorn movie because it cared about its characters. And I love a good popcorn movie.

+ I am now dreading Anne Hathaway as Catwoman even more than before. DO NOT WANT.

+ Lil Sis graduated on Saturday. Which makes me feel old. Lots of family times, and though it was great seeing everybody, it was overwhelming to have everyone together in my parents' house like that--so many people in such a small space! I loved them but was glad when they were gone and I could breathe again.

+ I have discovered the best barbeque place in town. If you're ever in the area ASK ME WHAT IT IS so that I can tell you and you can get some of the best barbeque I've ever had. Everyone in the family agrees that it's so good that you don't even need sauce.

+ I just finished The Man without a Face about Vladimir Putin, and now I am depressed about the world. It was an excellently written book, fascinating and insightful, but being reminded that there are people with so little regard for human life, who will sacrifice anyone and everyone to get what they want...it just reminds me of how broken the world is.

+ I have hit the climax for my novel. And...I have no idea of how to make my hero end up in the vicinity of my villain for a show-down. It would frankly be stupid for her to go into it on purpose, because she is so outmatched, and yet I can't have the villain go to her because of reasons. I think I have written myself into a corner and am not sure what to do. This is the first time since I started the book 65K words ago that I don't have any idea of what to write next. UGH. I really don't know what to do. I didn't write yesterday and I probably won't today, and I do not like what this is doing to my momentum.

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