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blah blah blah blah blah why does anyone even read these things anymore?

cut for navel-gazing )



To make this post not a complete waste of other people's time: I have seriously cried reading some of the things on the fandom love meme thing. I don't know what I've done to deserve you, but you are all blessings in my life. You humble me, in the best way. I love you.

FINE

Dec. 9th, 2013 05:44 pm
lirazel: ([bh] omg!)
I did the thing

holiday love meme 2013
my thread here


Haven't commented on everyone else's yet, but I will get to it soon!
lirazel: ([btvs] real me)
So y'all know [livejournal.com profile] kwritten, right? One of the most delightful people ever? Well, she's been bringing an obscene amount of joy to my life recently because she's been writing the Crossover I Never Knew I Needed--in which the Infinite boys (and the miss A ladies) meet DAWN SUMMERS. Obviously this is a seriously cracky premise, but she does what I love best when it comes to cracky premises: she treats it entirely seriously. And it is beautiful and delightful and I love it. AND YOU CAN FIND IT HERE.

Now, I know that a lot of you love Dawn Summers, because I follow the very best people. But I imagine that quite a few of you will be put off by the presence of kpop idols. NEVER FEAR. You really don't have to know a thing about kpop in general or Infinite in particular to enjoy this story (the boys aren't kpop idols at all, actually, so it doesn't matter!). All you have to do is love Dawn. I'm serious. You can treat the boys like beautiful OCs and not even worry about it. Or if you want a crash course in who they are, you can go here (you do NOT have to read the whole thing, just scroll down to where I tell you about the individual boys, okay?). Let me repeat: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE KPOP TO LOVE THIS. Your love for Dawn will be enough. (And eventually there's going to be Spike and Woohyun broing it up and probably lots more interaction with Buffy and the Scoobies if I guess correctly and if Kels keeps writing for that long, SO THERE'S THAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO.)

Because the premise of this little verse is Dawn Summers Is Perpetually Surrounded By Sweet, Beautiful, Good-hearted, Dorky Boys Who Worship the Ground She Walks On. I'M SERIOUS THAT'S WHAT THE SERIES IS ABOUT. And what could possibly be more delightful than that? So consider overcoming your kpop non-feels and giving it a chance because I think you will love it.

Lauren out.
lirazel: ([s] high-functioning sociopath)
I am back from vacation! And while it's nice to be home with my bed and my internet and my TV shows, it's also cold here and I do not like that one little bit after a week of lovely warm weather (on the upside: I don't have to slather on sunscreen in the mornings now. I managed not to burn! Just some freckles! Yay me!).

I had a very good time with my family and renewed my devotion to EPCOT. Harry Potter World is smaller than I thought it would be, but what's there is absolutely adorable. (Lil Sis is upset they don't make everyone wear robes when you go inside 'because then it would feel like you really are in Diagon Alley!') I thought of all of y'all while I was there. I seem to have developed planatar fasciitis over the course of the trip, which is NOT fun, but I'm hoping it'll heal up soon. Other than that, it was a great trip. :D

I read a couple of books on the drive back and forth and ended up sobbing my eyes out in the back seat of the car over Code Name Verity and getting teased by my dad about it. And I now have about 10K words of Infinite Star Trek AU fic because this is my life now. I'm all caught up on School 2013 for the new episode tonight and I can't remember the last time I watched something that put my heart through the wringer EVERY EPISODE like this. I watched White Christmas (the kdrama) over Christmas break and LOVEDLOVEDLOVED it (expect a rec post soon). My husband Dongwoo has pink hair and is starring in music videos with Hoya and being irresistible. And...that's pretty much it with me.

I hope y'all are all well--feel free to tell me about anything going on with you and also to link me to anything I missed. I missed y'all!

3 things

Dec. 10th, 2012 09:16 am
lirazel: ([kpop] this is the story)
+ You know what sucks? When you are suddenly ~overcome with OTP feels, but there's so little fic written about your OTP that you have to go read your own. Yes, I am rereading shoot to kill because I am having WooYeol feels (DRAGON/SLAYER, PRINCE/KNIGHT) and I just reread The Art of Freeloading so there's very, very little for me to read. WHY DO MORE PEOPLE NOT WRITE MY OTP????

+ But you know what's awesome? [livejournal.com profile] madcap_shiny just finished Shut Up! Flower Boy Band and sent me a message this weekend that was hundreds of words of capslock abuse and it was the most beautiful thing and now [livejournal.com profile] aerintine is watching it too and sometimes posting her feels and I AM SO DELIGHTED. I could not be happier! I am going to make a post about how y'all should all watch it. It's going to be great.

+ Apropos of nothing, sometimes I think about that time at Spuffycon when Verity read us her little Vampire Diaries fic that she wrote without having ever seen an episode and how she pronounced Stefan’s name like Stefon on SNL and how none of us corrected her because it was way more awesome that way.

That was amazing.

I hope y'all had good weekends. Mondays suck, but may something lovely happen to you today!

LOVE TIME

Dec. 7th, 2012 10:04 am
lirazel: ([p&r] ovaries before brovaries)
First of all, thank you all so much for being so kind about my sister. You are all so lovely and generous with your compassion, and I really appreciate it. She's doing fine; sore and thirsty all the time and only sleeping on and off, but that's to be expected and will pass soon.

[Also, I know a few of you who know how much I love hugs and how much my sister hates it when anyone touches her and how much we battle over JUST GIVE ME A HUG DAMMIT!/NO I DON'T LIKE TO TOUCH PEOPLE GO AWAY!--we are basically Myungsoo and Yeoljong and I am Myungsoo omg how ridiculous is that--will get a kick out of this: she let me hug her the night before the surgery, in her words: "Just in case I die." THAT GIRL. Always the silliest. I love her a ridiculous amount.]

I always feel vaguely guilty about doing these things, like asking for people to say nice things to me? And then I get mad at myself because there is NO REASON that I shouldn't love to get compliments as much as I love to give them (which is a lot). So I'm doing it, guilt be damned. If you feel the ~spirit move you to leave me a message, do it. If you don't, don't do it. No guilt either way. No guilt. This is a no-guilt zone.

holiday love meme 2012
my thread here




And since I sincerely believe that love should be a mutual thing when at all possible, if any of you have signed up for the meme, please feel free to link me to your thread because I would love to say nice things to you but I'm way behind on my flist, so. Link away!
lirazel: ([misc] this is a picture of my soul)
LOOK WHAT [livejournal.com profile] theramble MADE FOR ME FOR HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



ISN'T IT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN? YEOLLIE EVEN HAS A PONYTAIL. I AM WEEPING TEARS OF BLOOD.
lirazel: ([misc] not a good insult at all)
+ It's Friday! Yay! Even though the weeks go by so much faster now than they used to, it's still nice to reach the end of the week and know that I have more at home time for the next couple of days.

+ To celebrate, y'all should watch this performance by the leader of my ridiculous boy band because it is glorious. And not even slightly kpop-y, so if you don't like that kind of music (I mostly don't either, which is hilarious to me), that's okay: you can still like this. It's beautiful. I can't imagine not loving it.



Sometimes when I get in a bad mood I watch Sunggyu's performances on Immortal Song 2 (of which this is one), and then I just feel better about the world because they are all amazing in their own way. Boy is talented.

+ And for your daily dose of sex, here is the love of my life. Watch it in 1080!



+ and now for a brief ramble about my feelings about one Lee Sungyeol )

+ in which I crack myself up SO MUCH and am delighted by my own hilarity )

+ Haven't seen Vampire Diaries yet because I went out to dinner last night with the BFF who I hadn't seen in weeks. I think I might avoid tumblr till I get a chance to watch it? Possibly. I'm not really sure. But you can tell me if you liked it or not in the comments if you so wish.

+ I watched the Big Fat Quiz of the 90s the other night, and I swear the last seven minutes are the most hilarious/horrifying thing I have ever seen. I was SCREAMING and laughing and cringing and this isn't even a British cultural artifact that I'm familiar with and it DID NOT MATTER.



+ If anybody sees Argo, let me know how you like it. Looper, too. I'm tempted to go see them, especially Looper because of my Rian Johnson feelings dating back to Brick, but of course only if they're good.

+ As far as reading goes, I read The Devil in the White City and LOVED IT. It's been a while since I gobbled up a book like that and it felt good. This post sums up my experience with reading any of substance that's not fanfiction for the past year or two. I hadn't ever heard anyone else articulate it before, and it made me feel better to know that I'm not alone. I remember the days where I would read two or three books a week, constantly reading, constantly constantly constantly, and I miss that. A lot. But knowing other people sometimes get "reader's block" makes me feel better.

And if you can think of any other nonfiction books that are that easy to read, that interesting, that focused on something random from history, you should totally rec me because I want to read them.

+ My parents have been married for 29 years as of a week or two ago. This makes me ridiculously happy, because they still enjoy each other so much and have such a strong marriage. They've definitely, definitely had rough patches and they fight and hurt each other of course. But even when my friends' parents started divorcing, I never once worried that mine would. I felt really...safe with my parents' marriage, if that makes any sense. I feel like much of my love of the institution of marriage (and my narrative kink for marriage, too) stems from growing up around a good one, one where it was clear they worked very, very hard at maintaining it (not to imply that other people don't work hard and things still don't work out). And if I ever get married myself, I will have so much wisdom to build on, and that is a very great gift. I'm really proud of what they've built. It's really beautiful.

+ To be even more sappy for a brief moment (you know how I am), I just want to say how much I love y'all. [livejournal.com profile] kwritten and I have been exploding with love for fandom as community and dialogue with art, etc. lately and for good reason. My friends I've met through fandom have been such a beautiful part of my life--I value my friendship with you as much as I do any "real life" ones. The fact that I can have conversations with you about the nature of art, about how I feel about writing and about how Mr. Blobby makes me laugh/cringe is just one of my greatest pleasures in life. I sometimes feel as though I should feel that I'm lacking something since most of my current friendships that aren't with the BFF/members of my family are all online, but I don't feel that way at all. I get what I need, human-communication-and-connection-wise, from y'all. So thank you for that.
lirazel: ([misc] not a good insult at all)
+ It's Friday! Yay! Even though the weeks go by so much faster now than they used to, it's still nice to reach the end of the week and know that I have more at home time for the next couple of days.

+ To celebrate, y'all should watch this performance by the leader of my ridiculous boy band because it is glorious. And not even slightly kpop-y, so if you don't like that kind of music (I mostly don't either, which is hilarious to me), that's okay: you can still like this. It's beautiful. I can't imagine not loving it.



Sometimes when I get in a bad mood I watch Sunggyu's performances on Immortal Song 2 (of which this is one), and then I just feel better about the world because they are all amazing in their own way. Boy is talented.

+ And for your daily dose of sex, here is the love of my life. Watch it in 1080!



+ and now for a brief ramble about my feelings about one Lee Sungyeol )

+ in which I crack myself up SO MUCH and am delighted by my own hilarity )

+ Haven't seen Vampire Diaries yet because I went out to dinner last night with the BFF who I hadn't seen in weeks. I think I might avoid tumblr till I get a chance to watch it? Possibly. I'm not really sure. But you can tell me if you liked it or not in the comments if you so wish.

+ I watched the Big Fat Quiz of the 90s the other night, and I swear the last seven minutes are the most hilarious/horrifying thing I have ever seen. I was SCREAMING and laughing and cringing and this isn't even a British cultural artifact that I'm familiar with and it DID NOT MATTER.



+ If anybody sees Argo, let me know how you like it. Looper, too. I'm tempted to go see them, especially Looper because of my Rian Johnson feelings dating back to Brick, but of course only if they're good.

+ As far as reading goes, I read The Devil in the White City and LOVED IT. It's been a while since I gobbled up a book like that and it felt good. This post sums up my experience with reading any of substance that's not fanfiction for the past year or two. I hadn't ever heard anyone else articulate it before, and it made me feel better to know that I'm not alone. I remember the days where I would read two or three books a week, constantly reading, constantly constantly constantly, and I miss that. A lot. But knowing other people sometimes get "reader's block" makes me feel better.

And if you can think of any other nonfiction books that are that easy to read, that interesting, that focused on something random from history, you should totally rec me because I want to read them.

+ My parents have been married for 29 years as of a week or two ago. This makes me ridiculously happy, because they still enjoy each other so much and have such a strong marriage. They've definitely, definitely had rough patches and they fight and hurt each other of course. But even when my friends' parents started divorcing, I never once worried that mine would. I felt really...safe with my parents' marriage, if that makes any sense. I feel like much of my love of the institution of marriage (and my narrative kink for marriage, too) stems from growing up around a good one, one where it was clear they worked very, very hard at maintaining it (not to imply that other people don't work hard and things still don't work out). And if I ever get married myself, I will have so much wisdom to build on, and that is a very great gift. I'm really proud of what they've built. It's really beautiful.

+ To be even more sappy for a brief moment (you know how I am), I just want to say how much I love y'all. [livejournal.com profile] kwritten and I have been exploding with love for fandom as community and dialogue with art, etc. lately and for good reason. My friends I've met through fandom have been such a beautiful part of my life--I value my friendship with you as much as I do any "real life" ones. The fact that I can have conversations with you about the nature of art, about how I feel about writing and about how Mr. Blobby makes me laugh/cringe is just one of my greatest pleasures in life. I sometimes feel as though I should feel that I'm lacking something since most of my current friendships that aren't with the BFF/members of my family are all online, but I don't feel that way at all. I get what I need, human-communication-and-connection-wise, from y'all. So thank you for that.
lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
I just want y'all to know that I love you so much and that I'm so blessed that you're in my life and that I don't know how I managed to accumulate so much awesome on my flist and that I just want everything good and wonderful for y'all in life.

And also that I am a big giant sap, apparently.

lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
I just want y'all to know that I love you so much and that I'm so blessed that you're in my life and that I don't know how I managed to accumulate so much awesome on my flist and that I just want everything good and wonderful for y'all in life.

And also that I am a big giant sap, apparently.

lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
I just want y'all to know that I love you so much and that I'm so blessed that you're in my life and that I don't know how I managed to accumulate so much awesome on my flist and that I just want everything good and wonderful for y'all in life.

And also that I am a big giant sap, apparently.

lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
This will probably only make sense to some of you...but I feel like the ones who do understand will appreciate it a lot....



Y'all are the absolute best, and I love you madly.
lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
This will probably only make sense to some of you...but I feel like the ones who do understand will appreciate it a lot....



Y'all are the absolute best, and I love you madly.
lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
This will probably only make sense to some of you...but I feel like the ones who do understand will appreciate it a lot....



Y'all are the absolute best, and I love you madly.
lirazel: ([misc] story of my life)
More Feedback Week, Feb 11-19, Leave a Comment


Y'all should all definitely do this. Because it's pretty low-key but also awesome, and not many things manage to be both of those. The idea is just to leave more feedback...and what "more" means depends entirely on you. If you're mostly a lurker, just leave a few comments, even something as simple as "I really liked this story!" If you always comment on things you read, try to make your comments longer or more detailed. Etc. Here are some more ideas/guidelines.

I'm going to commit to this (which means commenting on things I read on ff.net, which I almost never do, as well as hopefully writing longer comments on things here on lj and on AO3. And if you want to leave me more feedback, you can hunt down things here or here. Yay!
lirazel: ([misc] story of my life)
More Feedback Week, Feb 11-19, Leave a Comment


Y'all should all definitely do this. Because it's pretty low-key but also awesome, and not many things manage to be both of those. The idea is just to leave more feedback...and what "more" means depends entirely on you. If you're mostly a lurker, just leave a few comments, even something as simple as "I really liked this story!" If you always comment on things you read, try to make your comments longer or more detailed. Etc. Here are some more ideas/guidelines.

I'm going to commit to this (which means commenting on things I read on ff.net, which I almost never do, as well as hopefully writing longer comments on things here on lj and on AO3. And if you want to leave me more feedback, you can hunt down things here or here. Yay!
lirazel: ([misc] story of my life)
More Feedback Week, Feb 11-19, Leave a Comment


Y'all should all definitely do this. Because it's pretty low-key but also awesome, and not many things manage to be both of those. The idea is just to leave more feedback...and what "more" means depends entirely on you. If you're mostly a lurker, just leave a few comments, even something as simple as "I really liked this story!" If you always comment on things you read, try to make your comments longer or more detailed. Etc. Here are some more ideas/guidelines.

I'm going to commit to this (which means commenting on things I read on ff.net, which I almost never do, as well as hopefully writing longer comments on things here on lj and on AO3. And if you want to leave me more feedback, you can hunt down things here or here. Yay!
lirazel: ([misc] brainwashed by smeyer)
So everyone's freaking out abou the latest reveal in the Buffy comics, and I understand. I really do. Everyone has good reason to be upset and/or excited. Big news! Drama! Etc.!

But. I have come up with a solution to the whole comics situation that I think that we all (at least, almost everyone on my flist who cares about such things) can agree on.

[livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess and [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl take over the writing of the comics.

Boom.

We're all happy.

Because we can trust them to love the characters and write them as themselves and also not offend any of our feminist sensibilities and provide us with a satisfying story.

Go ahead, agree with me.
lirazel: ([misc] brainwashed by smeyer)
So everyone's freaking out abou the latest reveal in the Buffy comics, and I understand. I really do. Everyone has good reason to be upset and/or excited. Big news! Drama! Etc.!

But. I have come up with a solution to the whole comics situation that I think that we all (at least, almost everyone on my flist who cares about such things) can agree on.

[livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess and [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl take over the writing of the comics.

Boom.

We're all happy.

Because we can trust them to love the characters and write them as themselves and also not offend any of our feminist sensibilities and provide us with a satisfying story.

Go ahead, agree with me.

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