lirazel: ([misc] brainwashed by smeyer)
My Sungyeol/Woohyun epic is now more than 100,000 words long. WHO EVEN AM I? WHAT IS THIS UNIVERSE I'M LIVING IN? WHAT.

lirazel: ([misc] brainwashed by smeyer)
My Sungyeol/Woohyun epic is now more than 100,000 words long. WHO EVEN AM I? WHAT IS THIS UNIVERSE I'M LIVING IN? WHAT.

lirazel: ([kpop] only if you're here)
[eta] Just an fyi: this post is a continual work in progress. I'm always editing and updating and changing my mind about things, so it's probably never going to be the same any two times you visit it. But this is real people we're talking about, so obviously my feelings are going to change as my perceptions do.

I am going to go ahead and apologize in advance about this, y'all. This is one part pimp-post of DOOM, two-parts me spewing incoherent feelings on everything in the world, with a dash of meta and some drooling thrown in. It's basically a big giant mess, just like I am these days. I am so, so sorry. Please just love me anyway.



This is a post about these kids:


source


Awww! Aren't they cute? Well, forget all about that.


Introduction
(or: they're sexy and they know it)


Note: I am blaming this opening on [livejournal.com profile] aerintine because she enables me. Ahem.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FEMALE GAZE.



Gah, this is so over-the-top in its invitation to look at the beautiful boys and drool over how sexy they are. Like, it's so over-the-top that I'm almost ashamed for falling for it. Except that I am not even a little bit ashamed because THESE BOYS ARE REALLY HOT and they are playing to my gaze and there is no room for shame here in being a woman and having a sex drive and thinking guys are hot. I love it.




Part I: Music and Me
(or: this part will only be relevant to my friends who were wondering what happened to my sanity)


source


Y'all, in the last couple of weeks of falling for this silly little kpop band, I have sometimes wondered whether it actually makes sense to be this obsessed with a band whose music I care nothing about. some thoughts on music in general and my tastes in particular )


Part II: The Greatest Video Ever
(or: a brief introduction to the boys being supremely silly that proves why you should find them endearing)


I've thought that Myungsoo is beautiful since the first episode of SUFBB. And I was really taken with him when I watched clips of him on youtube because, as I said in another post, I have this huge soft spot for people who are trying to be cool and just aren't. But I didn't really expect to be taken with the rest of the boys, but I have been.

So let me share with you this video again, and I will talk about it and how much I love these kids.




Things I love about this video:

this is who i am now apparently )

The only thing I do not like about this video: Sungyeol isn't in it, because he was sick that night. I can only imagine how much better it would be if he were. Watch this video of ridiculousness and let your imagination run wild.



Part III: The Boys
(or: way too many words and feelings about these people I have never met)


And now for some thoughts on each of the boys. I'm going in reverse-age-order because everyone always goes in age order and I want to shake things up a bit.


diva sungjongie )


faily faily derpsoo )


prince sungyeol )


dance machine hoya )


namstar woohyun )


flawless human being dongwoo (who might actually be the love of my life) )


leader general grandpa gyu )



Interlude: Friendships
(or: some feelings about the two of the biggest ships in English-speaking fandom)


I want to take a brief moment to touch on a couple of relationships between the boys that I find interesting, too.

myungsoo and sungyeol )

woohyun and sunggyu )



Part IV: INFINITE
(or: who they are as a group)


source


And I think another aspect of my affection for them is that they are, in a lot of ways, the underdogs. who they are )


Conclusion
(or: actually, I don't just treat them like eye candy)


Now, remember how cute they are:


source


Awwww!

But here's the thing: for all that drooling I did way up there at the top of this post, 90% of the time I don't really look at these kids that way? I feel like I've gotten to know them a bit through their variety show appearances, and I'm very, very fond of the ones I'm fond of. But most of the time it's in a big sisterly way. Like, I want to be their noona and look after them and take care of them and give them advice and tease them and stuff. Like I said: not hugely into their music, but I'm proud of them for working so very, very hard (it's amazing to me how hard Korean entertainers work. Their work ethic is insane). But then that 10% of the happens: they'll come out with a video that's all about how hot they are and I'm like, "OH YEAH THEY'RE ATTRACTIVE, TOO."

Anyway, these boys make me happy. I'm pleased that they were my introduction to kpop and that they are, from what I can tell, having a hell of a lot of fun making music and dancing together. I hope they keep it up for as long as it makes them happy.

And now if you're curious, here are their music videos (I actually included the dance versions of a couple of them because they're better than the actual videos):

music videos galore! )
lirazel: ([kpop] only if you're here)
I am going to go ahead and apologize in advance about this, y'all. This is one part pimp-post of DOOM, two-parts me spewing incoherent feelings on everything in the world, with a dash of meta and some drooling thrown in. It's basically a big giant mess, just like I am these days. I am so, so sorry. Please just love me anyway.



This is a post about these kids:


source


Awww! Aren't they cute? Well, forget all about that.


Introduction
(or: they're sexy and they know it)


Note: I am blaming this opening on [livejournal.com profile] aerintine because she enables me. Ahem.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FEMALE GAZE.



Gah, this is so over-the-top in its invitation to look at the beautiful boys and drool over how sexy they are. Like, it's so over-the-top that I'm almost ashamed for falling for it. Except that I am not even a little bit ashamed because THESE BOYS ARE REALLY HOT and they are playing to my gaze and there is no room for shame here in being a woman and having a sex drive and thinking guys are hot. I love it.




Part I: Music and Me
(or: this part will only be relevant to my friends who were wondering what happened to my sanity)


source


Y'all, in the last couple of weeks of falling for this silly little kpop band, I have sometimes wondered whether it actually makes sense to be this obsessed with a band whose music I care nothing about. some thoughts on music in general and my tastes in particular )


Part II: The Greatest Video Ever
(or: a brief introduction to the boys being supremely silly that proves why you should find them endearing)


I've thought that Myungsoo is beautiful since the first episode of SUFBB. And I was really taken with him when I watched clips of him on youtube because, as I said in another post, I have this huge soft spot for people who are trying to be cool and just aren't. But I didn't really expect to be taken with the rest of the boys, but I have been.

So let me share with you this video again, and I will talk about it and how much I love these kids.




Things I love about this video:

this is who i am now apparently )

The only thing I do not like about this video: Sungyeol isn't in it, because he was sick that night. I can only imagine how much better it would be if he were. Watch this video of ridiculousness and let your imagination run wild.



Part III: The Boys
(or: way too many words and feelings about these people I have never met)


And now for some thoughts on each of the boys. I'm going in reverse-age-order because everyone always goes in age order and I want to shake things up a bit.


diva sungjongie )


faily faily derpsoo )


prince sungyeol )


dance machine hoya )


namstar woohyun )


flawless human being dongwoo (who might actually be the love of my life) )


leader general grandpa gyu )



Interlude: Friendships
(or: some feelings about the two of the biggest ships in English-speaking fandom)


I want to take a brief moment to touch on a couple of relationships between the boys that I find interesting, too.

myungsoo and sungyeol )

woohyun and sunggyu )



Part IV: INFINITE
(or: who they are as a group)


source


And I think another aspect of my affection for them is that they are, in a lot of ways, the underdogs. who they are )


Conclusion
(or: actually, I don't just treat them like eye candy)


Now, remember how cute they are:


source


Awwww!

But here's the thing: for all that drooling I did way up there at the top of this post, 90% of the time I don't really look at these kids that way? I feel like I've gotten to know them a bit through their variety show appearances, and I'm very, very fond of the ones I'm fond of. But most of the time it's in a big sisterly way. Like, I want to be their noona and look after them and take care of them and give them advice and tease them and stuff. Like I said: not hugely into their music, but I'm proud of them for working so very, very hard (it's amazing to me how hard Korean entertainers work. Their work ethic is insane). But then that 10% of the happens: they'll come out with a video that's all about how hot they are and I'm like, "OH YEAH THEY'RE ATTRACTIVE, TOO."

Anyway, these boys make me happy. I'm pleased that they were my introduction to kpop and that they are, from what I can tell, having a hell of a lot of fun making music and dancing together. I hope they keep it up for as long as it makes them happy.

And now if you're curious, here are their music videos (I actually included the dance versions of a couple of them because they're better than the actual videos):

music videos galore! )
lirazel: ([kpop] only if you're here)
I am going to go ahead and apologize in advance about this, y'all. This is one part pimp-post of DOOM, two-parts me spewing incoherent feelings on everything in the world, with a dash of meta and some drooling thrown in. It's basically a big giant mess, just like I am these days. I am so, so sorry. Please just love me anyway.



This is a post about these kids:


source


Awww! Aren't they cute? Well, forget all about that.


Introduction
(or: they're sexy and they know it)


Note: I am blaming this opening on [livejournal.com profile] aerintine because she enables me. Ahem.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FEMALE GAZE.



Gah, this is so over-the-top in its invitation to look at the beautiful boys and drool over how sexy they are. Like, it's so over-the-top that I'm almost ashamed for falling for it. Except that I am not even a little bit ashamed because THESE BOYS ARE REALLY HOT and they are playing to my gaze and there is no room for shame here in being a woman and having a sex drive and thinking guys are hot. I love it.




Part I: Music and Me
(or: this part will only be relevant to my friends who were wondering what happened to my sanity)


source


Y'all, in the last couple of weeks of falling for this silly little kpop band, I have sometimes wondered whether it actually makes sense to be this obsessed with a band whose music I care nothing about. some thoughts on music in general and my tastes in particular )


Part II: The Greatest Video Ever
(or: a brief introduction to the boys being supremely silly that proves why you should find them endearing)


I've thought that Myungsoo is beautiful since the first episode of SUFBB. And I was really taken with him when I watched clips of him on youtube because, as I said in another post, I have this huge soft spot for people who are trying to be cool and just aren't. But I didn't really expect to be taken with the rest of the boys, but I have been.

So let me share with you this video again, and I will talk about it and how much I love these kids.




Things I love about this video:

this is who i am now apparently )

The only thing I do not like about this video: Sungyeol isn't in it, because he was sick that night. I can only imagine how much better it would be if he were. Watch this video of ridiculousness and let your imagination run wild.



Part III: The Boys
(or: way too many words and feelings about these people I have never met)


And now for some thoughts on each of the boys. I'm going in reverse-age-order because everyone always goes in age order and I want to shake things up a bit.


diva sungjongie )


faily faily derpsoo )


prince sungyeol )


dance machine hoya )


namstar woohyun )


flawless human being dongwoo (who might actually be the love of my life) )


leader general grandpa gyu )



Interlude: Friendships
(or: some feelings about the two of the biggest ships in English-speaking fandom)


I want to take a brief moment to touch on a couple of relationships between the boys that I find interesting, too.

myungsoo and sungyeol )

woohyun and sunggyu )



Part IV: INFINITE
(or: who they are as a group)


source


And I think another aspect of my affection for them is that they are, in a lot of ways, the underdogs. who they are )


Conclusion
(or: actually, I don't just treat them like eye candy)


Now, remember how cute they are:


source


Awwww!

But here's the thing: for all that drooling I did way up there at the top of this post, 90% of the time I don't really look at these kids that way? I feel like I've gotten to know them a bit through their variety show appearances, and I'm very, very fond of the ones I'm fond of. But most of the time it's in a big sisterly way. Like, I want to be their noona and look after them and take care of them and give them advice and tease them and stuff. Like I said: not hugely into their music, but I'm proud of them for working so very, very hard (it's amazing to me how hard Korean entertainers work. Their work ethic is insane). But then that 10% of the happens: they'll come out with a video that's all about how hot they are and I'm like, "OH YEAH THEY'RE ATTRACTIVE, TOO."

Anyway, these boys make me happy. I'm pleased that they were my introduction to kpop and that they are, from what I can tell, having a hell of a lot of fun making music and dancing together. I hope they keep it up for as long as it makes them happy.

And now if you're curious, here are their music videos (I actually included the dance versions of a couple of them because they're better than the actual videos):

music videos galore! )
lirazel: ([misc] derpsoo)
Title: they’re telling our story on the radio
Fandom: Buffyverse/kpop RPF (of sorts)
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy
Rating: PG
Word count: 10,520(!!!)
Warning: Crack, silliness, and (fond) mocking of real people
Characters/pairings: Buffy/Spike, OC Slayers, OC witch, members of the Korean band Infinite
Setting: post-“Not Fade Away,” can possibly be set in my “Variations on Eternity”-verse if you like
Explanation: Um. So. My head’s been totally in kdrama land lately, but it’s my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy day. So I decided to combine the two things. Because that is who I am now apparently. There are a couple of not-so-veiled references to various kdramas floating around in here as well as appearances by actual people, but no real knowledge of Korean pop culture are necessary to understanding the story. I’ll be honest with y’all: this is really just an excuse to cast Yoon Eun Hye as a Slayer and to make fun of Kim Myung Soo. I have no excuse for my ridiculousness. Just love me anyway.
A/N: The only thing you need to know to understand this story is that fangirls for the band Infinite call themselves “Inspirits.” There are links to songs and videos that might help you enjoy the fic more, but they're absolutely not necessary to understanding it (and I make no promises as to the quality of the music). Korean culture is not my own, so I apologize for any mistakes I may have made. The title comes from the song “Cuckoo” by Lissie. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] angearia for absolutely invaluable feedback and to [livejournal.com profile] snickfic for saving me from ruining Spike’s voice completely. This hasn’t been fully betaed, though, so any and all mistakes and rough patches are my own.
Summary: “We have to save them. They have a comeback scheduled next week. And if it’s too hot where the demon is keeping them, Myung Soo might go crazy.” Wherein Buffy and Spike have to team up with Korean Slayers to save a kpop boy band from a demon. And there is crack and dancing demons and a discussion about how great Black Books is and torture-by-pop-music and unrequited love and harnessing the power of fangirls to take over the world. Of course.

Read it below or at seasonal_spuffy

there's no turning back if you follow the cut )
lirazel: ([misc] derpsoo)
Title: they’re telling our story on the radio
Fandom: Buffyverse/kpop RPF (of sorts)
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy
Rating: PG
Word count: 10,520(!!!)
Warning: Crack, silliness, and (fond) mocking of real people
Characters/pairings: Buffy/Spike, OC Slayers, OC witch, members of the Korean band Infinite
Setting: post-“Not Fade Away,” can possibly be set in my “Variations on Eternity”-verse if you like
Explanation: Um. So. My head’s been totally in kdrama land lately, but it’s my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy day. So I decided to combine the two things. Because that is who I am now apparently. There are a couple of not-so-veiled references to various kdramas floating around in here as well as appearances by actual people, but no real knowledge of Korean pop culture are necessary to understanding the story. I’ll be honest with y’all: this is really just an excuse to cast Yoon Eun Hye as a Slayer and to make fun of Kim Myung Soo. I have no excuse for my ridiculousness. Just love me anyway.
A/N: The only thing you need to know to understand this story is that fangirls for the band Infinite call themselves “Inspirits.” There are links to songs and videos that might help you enjoy the fic more, but they're absolutely not necessary to understanding it (and I make no promises as to the quality of the music). Korean culture is not my own, so I apologize for any mistakes I may have made. The title comes from the song “Cuckoo” by Lissie. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] angearia for absolutely invaluable feedback and to [livejournal.com profile] snickfic for saving me from ruining Spike’s voice completely. This hasn’t been fully betaed, though, so any and all mistakes and rough patches are my own.
Summary: “We have to save them. They have a comeback scheduled next week. And if it’s too hot where the demon is keeping them, Myung Soo might go crazy.” Wherein Buffy and Spike have to team up with Korean Slayers to save a kpop boy band from a demon. And there is crack and dancing demons and a discussion about how great Black Books is and torture-by-pop-music and unrequited love and harnessing the power of fangirls to take over the world. Of course.

Read it below or at seasonal_spuffy

there's no turning back if you follow the cut )
lirazel: ([misc] derpsoo)
Title: they’re telling our story on the radio
Fandom: Buffyverse/kpop RPF (of sorts)
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy
Rating: PG
Word count: 10,520(!!!)
Warning: Crack, silliness, and (fond) mocking of real people
Characters/pairings: Buffy/Spike, OC Slayers, OC witch, members of the Korean band Infinite
Setting: post-“Not Fade Away,” can possibly be set in my “Variations on Eternity”-verse if you like
Explanation: Um. So. My head’s been totally in kdrama land lately, but it’s my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy day. So I decided to combine the two things. Because that is who I am now apparently. There are a couple of not-so-veiled references to various kdramas floating around in here as well as appearances by actual people, but no real knowledge of Korean pop culture are necessary to understanding the story. I’ll be honest with y’all: this is really just an excuse to cast Yoon Eun Hye as a Slayer and to make fun of Kim Myung Soo. I have no excuse for my ridiculousness. Just love me anyway.
A/N: The only thing you need to know to understand this story is that fangirls for the band Infinite call themselves “Inspirits.” There are links to songs and videos that might help you enjoy the fic more, but they're absolutely not necessary to understanding it (and I make no promises as to the quality of the music). Korean culture is not my own, so I apologize for any mistakes I may have made. The title comes from the song “Cuckoo” by Lissie. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] angearia for absolutely invaluable feedback and to [livejournal.com profile] snickfic for saving me from ruining Spike’s voice completely. This hasn’t been fully betaed, though, so any and all mistakes and rough patches are my own.
Summary: “We have to save them. They have a comeback scheduled next week. And if it’s too hot where the demon is keeping them, Myung Soo might go crazy.” Wherein Buffy and Spike have to team up with Korean Slayers to save a kpop boy band from a demon. And there is crack and dancing demons and a discussion about how great Black Books is and torture-by-pop-music and unrequited love and harnessing the power of fangirls to take over the world. Of course.

Read it below or at seasonal_spuffy

there's no turning back if you follow the cut )
lirazel: ([s] high-functioning sociopath)
Y'all, I can't even tell you what my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy fic is about (on the off-chance that I don't finish it in time, I don't want people to be disappointed), but I think it signals that I am indeed losing the last vestiges of my sanity. I don't even know who I am anymore. It is that ridiculous. Crack-ville, here I come.
lirazel: ([s] high-functioning sociopath)
Y'all, I can't even tell you what my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy fic is about (on the off-chance that I don't finish it in time, I don't want people to be disappointed), but I think it signals that I am indeed losing the last vestiges of my sanity. I don't even know who I am anymore. It is that ridiculous. Crack-ville, here I come.
lirazel: ([s] high-functioning sociopath)
Y'all, I can't even tell you what my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy fic is about (on the off-chance that I don't finish it in time, I don't want people to be disappointed), but I think it signals that I am indeed losing the last vestiges of my sanity. I don't even know who I am anymore. It is that ridiculous. Crack-ville, here I come.
lirazel: ([sufbb] lost boys)
I don’t really have much to say? But I feel the need to check in and make posts so:

+ Kdramas have taken over my brain. I remember once Emmie asked me what I liked about them, and I don't think I answered because at the time I didn't know, but now I know: they cater to my id far more than American TV does. I think that's because they're less post-modern-ly ironic? They're not afraid to be earnest, plus a lot of my kinks seem to be their kinks. I don't know that they've yet produced something that captures life the way, say, Friday Night Lights or (I hear tell) The Wire or something, but it's a younger medium over there and they have given me things like Mawang, and I will die on this hill: THAT DRAMA WAS ART. HIGH ART. The end.

+ I’ve watched the first three episodes of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, which I love mostly because of Shin Min Ah’s absolutely unbelievably adorable performance as said gumiho. It is, however, a Hong sisters show, and I have the same complaints about it that I do about their other stuff (too slapstick and OTT at times, too much bathroom humor, etc.). But I’m definitely enjoying it. Mi Ho reminds me so much of Anya with her blunt literalism coming from not knowing modern culture, and while Dae Woong hasn't totally won me over yet (he's too selfish at this point), I can already tell he's going to grow into someone awesome. They will SO be one of my ships, I can already tell.

+ On the other hand…it might be a while till I finish it, because I have decided that this weekend I’m going to rewatch Shut Up! Flower Boy Band. I cannot get over how much I love it. I can’t get over how much I care about these kids and their lost little selves. I can’t get over how great (and nuanced) the bromances are and how functional (and adorable) the ships are. I can’t get over the pacing and HOW IT DOESN’T LAG and is exactly as long as it should be. I can’t get over how much it cares about its characters and the lives it lets them live. I’m going to be buying this on DVD, joining Goong and (probably) Mawang on my list of kdramas-I-must-own. GAH.

+ As brilliant as this drama is, I can’t find any good icons for it. So if any of you are ever bored and want to fool around with some caps, I’ve put some (read: a ridiculous amount) behind the cut. I don’t know how good they’ll be for iconning, since that’s not what I do, but they’re there if you ever want to make my day for some reason.

cut for caps )

+ [Sidebar: sometimes it sucks being so picky about icons. I mean, I could easily just crop any of these caps and BOOM there would be an icon. They're quality enough for that. But just a cap doesn't do it for me. I want them to be pretty and artistic and way more crafted than I am capable of doing. Ugh. I should really, really teach myself how to icon so that I'm not at the whims of other people.]

+ I’m also working on a picspam of my fave Korean actors. I think I just miss tumblr and all those pretty, pretty graphics.

+ I am behind on American TV. I haven’t watched this last week’s TVD or GOT or anything at all. That’s how much in kdrama land I am.

+ Also how in kdrama I am: my typical romance-will-happen-to-me-if-it-does-and-if-it-doesn’t-I’ve-got-the-internet-and-stories attitude has flown out the window and I’m all I WANT TO BE IN LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE. Hopefully this will pass soon. I’m reminding myself of the terrible breakups Lil Sis and the BFF have just gone through.

+ The BFF and I have plans to see Hunger Games at some point this week, so look for my thoughts on that.

+ Still plugging away at the novel. I’ll have 50,000 words by the end of the week. I’m very proud of myself!

+ Still haven't written any fic. I have like 500 words of my mpreg fic, but that is all I have accomplished in forever. I SUCK AT LIFE.

+ Blahblahblah. But if anything's going on with you, feel free to tell me about it! I'd love to hear!
lirazel: ([sufbb] lost boys)
I don’t really have much to say? But I feel the need to check in and make posts so:

+ Kdramas have taken over my brain. I remember once Emmie asked me what I liked about them, and I don't think I answered because at the time I didn't know, but now I know: they cater to my id far more than American TV does. I think that's because they're less post-modern-ly ironic? They're not afraid to be earnest, plus a lot of my kinks seem to be their kinks. I don't know that they've yet produced something that captures life the way, say, Friday Night Lights or (I hear tell) The Wire or something, but it's a younger medium over there and they have given me things like Mawang, and I will die on this hill: THAT DRAMA WAS ART. HIGH ART. The end.

+ I’ve watched the first three episodes of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, which I love mostly because of Shin Min Ah’s absolutely unbelievably adorable performance as said gumiho. It is, however, a Hong sisters show, and I have the same complaints about it that I do about their other stuff (too slapstick and OTT at times, too much bathroom humor, etc.). But I’m definitely enjoying it. Mi Ho reminds me so much of Anya with her blunt literalism coming from not knowing modern culture, and while Dae Woong hasn't totally won me over yet (he's too selfish at this point), I can already tell he's going to grow into someone awesome. They will SO be one of my ships, I can already tell.

+ On the other hand…it might be a while till I finish it, because I have decided that this weekend I’m going to rewatch Shut Up! Flower Boy Band. I cannot get over how much I love it. I can’t get over how much I care about these kids and their lost little selves. I can’t get over how great (and nuanced) the bromances are and how functional (and adorable) the ships are. I can’t get over the pacing and HOW IT DOESN’T LAG and is exactly as long as it should be. I can’t get over how much it cares about its characters and the lives it lets them live. I’m going to be buying this on DVD, joining Goong and (probably) Mawang on my list of kdramas-I-must-own. GAH.

+ As brilliant as this drama is, I can’t find any good icons for it. So if any of you are ever bored and want to fool around with some caps, I’ve put some (read: a ridiculous amount) behind the cut. I don’t know how good they’ll be for iconning, since that’s not what I do, but they’re there if you ever want to make my day for some reason.

cut for caps )

+ [Sidebar: sometimes it sucks being so picky about icons. I mean, I could easily just crop any of these caps and BOOM there would be an icon. They're quality enough for that. But just a cap doesn't do it for me. I want them to be pretty and artistic and way more crafted than I am capable of doing. Ugh. I should really, really teach myself how to icon so that I'm not at the whims of other people.]

+ I’m also working on a picspam of my fave Korean actors. I think I just miss tumblr and all those pretty, pretty graphics.

+ I am behind on American TV. I haven’t watched this last week’s TVD or GOT or anything at all. That’s how much in kdrama land I am.

+ Also how in kdrama I am: my typical romance-will-happen-to-me-if-it-does-and-if-it-doesn’t-I’ve-got-the-internet-and-stories attitude has flown out the window and I’m all I WANT TO BE IN LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE. Hopefully this will pass soon. I’m reminding myself of the terrible breakups Lil Sis and the BFF have just gone through.

+ The BFF and I have plans to see Hunger Games at some point this week, so look for my thoughts on that.

+ Still plugging away at the novel. I’ll have 50,000 words by the end of the week. I’m very proud of myself!

+ Still haven't written any fic. I have like 500 words of my mpreg fic, but that is all I have accomplished in forever. I SUCK AT LIFE.

+ Blahblahblah. But if anything's going on with you, feel free to tell me about it! I'd love to hear!
lirazel: ([sufbb] lost boys)
I don’t really have much to say? But I feel the need to check in and make posts so:

+ Kdramas have taken over my brain. I remember once Emmie asked me what I liked about them, and I don't think I answered because at the time I didn't know, but now I know: they cater to my id far more than American TV does. I think that's because they're less post-modern-ly ironic? They're not afraid to be earnest, plus a lot of my kinks seem to be their kinks. I don't know that they've yet produced something that captures life the way, say, Friday Night Lights or (I hear tell) The Wire or something, but it's a younger medium over there and they have given me things like Mawang, and I will die on this hill: THAT DRAMA WAS ART. HIGH ART. The end.

+ I’ve watched the first three episodes of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, which I love mostly because of Shin Min Ah’s absolutely unbelievably adorable performance as said gumiho. It is, however, a Hong sisters show, and I have the same complaints about it that I do about their other stuff (too slapstick and OTT at times, too much bathroom humor, etc.). But I’m definitely enjoying it. Mi Ho reminds me so much of Anya with her blunt literalism coming from not knowing modern culture, and while Dae Woong hasn't totally won me over yet (he's too selfish at this point), I can already tell he's going to grow into someone awesome. They will SO be one of my ships, I can already tell.

+ On the other hand…it might be a while till I finish it, because I have decided that this weekend I’m going to rewatch Shut Up! Flower Boy Band. I cannot get over how much I love it. I can’t get over how much I care about these kids and their lost little selves. I can’t get over how great (and nuanced) the bromances are and how functional (and adorable) the ships are. I can’t get over the pacing and HOW IT DOESN’T LAG and is exactly as long as it should be. I can’t get over how much it cares about its characters and the lives it lets them live. I’m going to be buying this on DVD, joining Goong and (probably) Mawang on my list of kdramas-I-must-own. GAH.

+ As brilliant as this drama is, I can’t find any good icons for it. So if any of you are ever bored and want to fool around with some caps, I’ve put some (read: a ridiculous amount) behind the cut. I don’t know how good they’ll be for iconning, since that’s not what I do, but they’re there if you ever want to make my day for some reason.

cut for caps )

+ [Sidebar: sometimes it sucks being so picky about icons. I mean, I could easily just crop any of these caps and BOOM there would be an icon. They're quality enough for that. But just a cap doesn't do it for me. I want them to be pretty and artistic and way more crafted than I am capable of doing. Ugh. I should really, really teach myself how to icon so that I'm not at the whims of other people.]

+ I’m also working on a picspam of my fave Korean actors. I think I just miss tumblr and all those pretty, pretty graphics.

+ I am behind on American TV. I haven’t watched this last week’s TVD or GOT or anything at all. That’s how much in kdrama land I am.

+ Also how in kdrama I am: my typical romance-will-happen-to-me-if-it-does-and-if-it-doesn’t-I’ve-got-the-internet-and-stories attitude has flown out the window and I’m all I WANT TO BE IN LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE. Hopefully this will pass soon. I’m reminding myself of the terrible breakups Lil Sis and the BFF have just gone through.

+ The BFF and I have plans to see Hunger Games at some point this week, so look for my thoughts on that.

+ Still plugging away at the novel. I’ll have 50,000 words by the end of the week. I’m very proud of myself!

+ Still haven't written any fic. I have like 500 words of my mpreg fic, but that is all I have accomplished in forever. I SUCK AT LIFE.

+ Blahblahblah. But if anything's going on with you, feel free to tell me about it! I'd love to hear!
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
Y'all, help me decide if I can actually commit to [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy this round. Because last round I ended up posting nothing for the first time ever, and I am worried I will do that again this round.

Keep in mind that:

+ I haven't started my [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen entry

+ I haven't started my Het Mpreg entry, either (when is that due again?)

+ I haven't written anything fic-wise since January, and that was just comment fic for the Bechdel Ficathon. Before that the last thing (of length) I wrote was for Yuletide.

+ My mind is pretty much in my novel-place.

Uuuuugh, I don't know. Like, I love SS. I think it's helping so much to keep our fandom alive and such. And I want to participate! But I just don't know!

That said, leave some things you'd like to see in Buffy/Spike fic in the comments. Maybe something will take over my brain?
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
Y'all, help me decide if I can actually commit to [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy this round. Because last round I ended up posting nothing for the first time ever, and I am worried I will do that again this round.

Keep in mind that:

+ I haven't started my [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen entry

+ I haven't started my Het Mpreg entry, either (when is that due again?)

+ I haven't written anything fic-wise since January, and that was just comment fic for the Bechdel Ficathon. Before that the last thing (of length) I wrote was for Yuletide.

+ My mind is pretty much in my novel-place.

Uuuuugh, I don't know. Like, I love SS. I think it's helping so much to keep our fandom alive and such. And I want to participate! But I just don't know!

That said, leave some things you'd like to see in Buffy/Spike fic in the comments. Maybe something will take over my brain?
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
Y'all, help me decide if I can actually commit to [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy this round. Because last round I ended up posting nothing for the first time ever, and I am worried I will do that again this round.

Keep in mind that:

+ I haven't started my [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen entry

+ I haven't started my Het Mpreg entry, either (when is that due again?)

+ I haven't written anything fic-wise since January, and that was just comment fic for the Bechdel Ficathon. Before that the last thing (of length) I wrote was for Yuletide.

+ My mind is pretty much in my novel-place.

Uuuuugh, I don't know. Like, I love SS. I think it's helping so much to keep our fandom alive and such. And I want to participate! But I just don't know!

That said, leave some things you'd like to see in Buffy/Spike fic in the comments. Maybe something will take over my brain?
lirazel: ([misc] faulkner is my lover)
i fail at life so hard.

i just went over here:


(click on the picture)


and left a bunch of prompts, and every single one of them was a faulkner quote. whyyyyyy?
lirazel: ([misc] faulkner is my lover)
i fail at life so hard.

i just went over here:


(click on the picture)


and left a bunch of prompts, and every single one of them was a faulkner quote. whyyyyyy?

well!

Sep. 19th, 2011 05:02 pm
lirazel: ([sk] some sunny day)
It's not my gallbladder! It's also not hepatitis, which they thought it could be for a bit. But I spent all day in the E.R. yesterday and had lots of fun experiences with needles and IVs and such. They still don't know what originally made me sick, but they think the reason I've been SO sick for SO long is that I had a really, really bad reaction to the antibiotics I was on? And that my liver is FREAKING OUT, but they don't know why?

So we don't really know, but hopefully I'll start getting better now that I'm not on that medicine? I just MISS FOOD. The last time I ate anything at all was Friday, and that was just an orange and some crackers. The last time I had an actual meal was Tuesday night. So I am just SO READY for my stomach to stop trying to expel itself from my body.

ANYWAY, just wanted to say thanks for the well-wishes. I now intend to catch up on TV (Ringer, which might suck but HELLO MY QUEEN! the Emmys, which always make me angry! Doctor Who, which always makes me conflicted! DOWNTON ABBEY WHICH ALWAYS MAKES ME FLAIL WITH JOY!) and dream of the day when I'll be able to eat actual food again instead of living on Gatorade and Popsicle.

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