sabriel: (Star Trek - Punch it)
... is to head for Seoul for a couple days. Three days, maybe four, though my co-workers tell me I should stay a week at least. My parents tried to dissuade me from it, saying there's nothing interesting there.

Anybody's been there and could recommend a hostel or two? And places to visit!


Jul. 27th, 2012 09:48 am
sabriel: (bookquote - l'engle; heaven with all it')
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Signal boosting [community profile] help_for_ephemere, a charity auction and fundraiser to help support [personal profile] ephemere, a talented artist and friend of mine who is having a very rough time in the wake of losing her job, home, and good relations with her family due to homophobia. Please stop by and see if there is anything you'd like to bid on, or offer something for auction yourself!

Funds will go to rent, utilities, food, and medical bills.

There's some really talented and creative people who's put up both fandom and non-fandom stuff!

And due to the fact that I fail at creative/fannish things, I've put up a brand new limited edition piece of makeup for auction.

Go take a look and spread the word!
sabriel: Nabari no Ou - Raimei (Nabari no Ou - Raimei)
My mother's been making noises about selling the house and moving again, so I've decided it's a good time to clear out my closet of the clothing I'm never going to wear again/can't remember why I bought it because it looks horrible on me and thus never worn. (I'm a bit of an impulse shopper when it comes to clothing).

Everything is name-your-own-price + cost of shipping.

FYI, I wear a US size 6 in most cases, sometimes 4 or 8 depending on the brand. Everything below fits me for the most part, some times a bit tight (which is because I got fat).

Pictures underneath the cut )

Also selling as a bundle:

* One white Wii (1 controller +nunchuck +cables) that was purchased around 4-5 years ago in Canada. It is not jailbreaked or modified in any way.

* 15 games purchased over that same period (All are official ENGLISH version games) including: Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2, Mario Power Tennis, Super Smash Bros Melee, Super Mario Galaxy, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Super Mario Bros. Wii, Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom, Mariokart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Punchout!, Wiifit, The Legend of Zelda -Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Cooking Mama Cookoff, Okami

* One plastic DDR mat that goes with the DDR 2 Game.

Shipping for this will be much higher I'm afraid.
sabriel: LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy (LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy)
I still trawl occasionally as I think it's still one of the biggest repositories of fanfic, but it's known as the pit of voles for good reason. While there are some really good gems there, it takes far too much time to skim through.

Lately, I've been trawling through common tags on Delicious and bookmarks in AO3 in the theory that if someone bookmarks it, that person must have enjoyed the fic in some way, and maybe I will too.

Where and how else do you find good fic to read?

I suck.

Apr. 25th, 2012 10:06 pm
sabriel: Transformers - That can't be good (Transformers - That can't be good)
I've gained 5 kilograms in the last month or so, which is completely unacceptable. Probably due to the fact that I've been snacking too much (as in twice a day, once in the morning, once in the afternoon). Apparently not even boxing lessons once a week for 1.75 hours will make up for it. Damn.

On taking a closer look at my bankbook, I've also been spending too much on frivolous things. That also needs to stop, immediately. I wish I could get myself to stick to using a budgeting software like mint, but I invariably stop after a few weeks. Double damn.
sabriel: (bookquote - l'engle; heaven with all it')

Steam punk piranha.

And a link to something interesting: Beardography - Where do beards come from?
sabriel: LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy (LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy)
I am in the mood for POETRY.

Rec me things please!
sabriel: LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy (LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy)
I've signed what petitions I could against this, being a Canadian/Taiwan/Hong Kong citizen. I do hope that if you ARE a US citizen, you've contacted your representative in Congress to speak out against this.

And now for some eye rolling inducing things I found on the INTERNET:

MPAA calls the Internet going dark in protest of SOPA 'An abuse of power'. and accuses us (users) of being 'corporate pawns'. In related news the Eye of Sauron accuses Hobbits of terrorism.

Wikipedia goes dark for a day, and a nation of students wept tweeted.
sabriel: LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy (LOTR - Lidless Eye for the Hobbit Guy)

I am very surprised that the dog kept still enough for photos to be taken and didn't just roll around in the mud or something.
sabriel: Cat - But I love you (Cat - But I love you)
I just did some paring of the friendslist over at LJ. If I friended you here on Dreamwidth, I removed you on LJ to spare my eyeballs. (Yes, I am still reading the friendslist over at LJ.)

And now, back to your regular programming~
sabriel: Transformers - That can't be good (Transformers - That can't be good)
I have been oddly depressed on and off since shortly before New Years. So I'm taking a plurk vacation, which means theoretically I should post here more.

Except that I ended up spending the entire weekend replaying ff8 on my psp. Triple Triad is too addicting for its own good.

Well, mostly. I've also reading new fanfics, thanks to [personal profile] selarne reccing a lot of them. (And I will note that I am not REALLY in all of the below fandoms. But I read well-recced things that catch my interest if I am even the tiniest bit familiar with the base material. And then start diving into that fandom headfirst. IE. Transformers.)

Writing With Chopsticks by [ profile] rebecca_selene
When the Emperor recruits Mulan to help China in the aftermath of the Hun attack, Mulan finds that more people than not want to box her into a woman's "honorable" role. She's having none of it.
Mulan/Shang. This is a really nice, realistic look at WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. With matchmaking emperor to boot.

Sherlock (BBC)
The Internet is not just for Porn by [ profile] cyerus
John is Sherlock's internet boyfriend - from Canada.
Sherlock/John. Absolutely hilarious AU in which Sherlock finds another use for the internet.

Star Trek XI
Dear Daddy by [ profile] jessofthebugs
A series of letters to and from Joanna McCoy
Kirk/McCoy, Joanna/OC, Sulu/Chekov. Written in letter format by Joanna McCoy to her daddy, her Vulcan penpal (OC) and various people on the Enterprise, this is probably the CUTEST thing I've read in ages with some absolutely hilarious parts in between.

Avengers (2012)
Late Delivery by [ profile] tsukinofaerii
When Tony was little, he once wrote a letter to Santa begging for the one thing he wanted most in the world. What Tony didn't know is that Santa always delivers... eventually.
Steve/Tony. Tony Stark is a FANBOY.

Chronicles of Narnia/Temeraire
Unquenchable Fire by [ profile] rthstewart
In 1942, the Royal Air Force is looking for a few good girls and boys.
Where London is the London of Naomi Novik's Temeraire, Eustace's experience onboard the Dawn Treader gives him new options.

Pride and Prejudice
>A Long Engagement, or the Improvement of Human Reason, as illustrated in the long and tortuous courtship of Edward Bennet, squire, and Philadelphia, Lady Darcy by [ profile] hele and [ profile] Tulina
'Well,' said Edward, uncomfortable, but knowing he could not avoid making the invitation now, 'I would consider it an honour if Lady Darcy would accept my hand for this dance.' She would surely reject him now, and he could not say he was entirely unhappy about it; he had no desire to dance with her.

She surprised him -- she dropped in a small curtsey, and said, 'Thank you, sir, it would be a pleasure.'

Genderbent Darcy/Elizabeth, Bingley/Jane. I've read other genderbent fics before, this is probably the most refreshing and new version, one that doesn't just re-use the plot of the original novel.
sabriel: Nabari no Ou - Raimei (Nabari no Ou - Raimei)
 Happy new year to everyone!

And a warm welcome to old friends and new on this journal! 
sabriel: (glasses)
There’s a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons–
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes–
Heavenly Hurt, it gives us–
We can find no scar,
But internal difference,
Where the Meanings, are—

–Emily Dickinson, poem #258
sabriel: (lighting a fire)

Seriously, that's one of the ugliest webpage layout I've ever seen.

And... An example of a user with a LEGITIMATE, SERIOUS issues with the new 'style'.

I guess I'll be using Dreamwidth a lot more. And this just might be what will get RP games to move off of LJ entirely.
sabriel: (bubbles)

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