Sep. 8th, 2007 02:18 pm
tephra: (WTF? Friendly Hostility)
When did [ profile] fanficrants switch to only allowing members to comment? At least that's what I assume from this message I got when I tried to comment on a post:

Sorry, user fanficrants does not list you as a friend, and they've set the "friends only" option for who can reply to their journal.
tephra: (WTF? Friendly Hostility)
Galen (Crusade)/The Gray Lady (HP)

Technomage and Hogwarts house ghost, just have Galen investigating the ruins of Hogwarts and you're off.

Jar-Jar (Star Wars)/A Dread Pirate Roberts

Well the Dread Pirate Roberts thing had to start sometime, why not a time long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away?

Joan of Arc/Louis (Vampire Chronicles)

The time line is the only problem here, solved either by making Joan a vampire or by letting Louis pull a Lestat and having a religious vision that actually sends him back in time. (Oh Anne, what arewere you smoking.)

Julian Bashir (Deep Space Nine)/Paris (Iliad)

Hello, holodeck!

Mike Donovan (V)/Botan (YYH)

This one is yours, [ profile] iceraptoress.

Go on, hurt your brain.
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Swiped from [ profile] des_butterfly because it's snowing again and my lungs are still trying to eject themselves (really, I'm feeling pretty good other than this Cough of Doom).

1. Comment in this post with a pairing, a character, or a threesome.
2. I shall write you back a paragraph explaining what I think about it (good, bad, indifferent) and why.
3. Repost in your own journal. (If you feel like it, no obligations here.)
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A person's LJ interest list is not the be all and end all of their interests and hobbies people!

LJ only lets you have 150 interests, something I discovered when I hit the hard limit with my own interest list. That alone makes it impossible for me to put a list of every anime, TV show, book, movie, and musical artist I'm interested in, never mind more generic umbrella interests and hobbies.

Therefore, when someone asks for more information about something you've posted about in a multi-fandom community checking their interest list and saying "I don't think you're in the fandom" is pretty stupid. And it makes you sound like an elitist bitch to some segment of the population reading the comment threads.
tephra: (WTF? Friendly Hostility)
"If you want more write it yourself" is the most annoying response to a "I wish there were more [fill in the blank] fic" ever.

No, not annoying, really fucking irritating. The whole point of reading fan fic (or indeed, any story) is to read something you haven't already thought of.

And the people saying "write it yourself" always come across as elitist snots, just to add to the irritation factor.

Maybe they really mean "maybe if you post some you will encourage someone else to write some too" but until one of them actually says that I'm sticking with my kneejerk reaction of "what an ass" for them.
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Actor Andreas Katsulas dies at age 59
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I was chatting with [ profile] toshirodragon, the usual small talk type stuff (interspersed with squeeing over the cool art she gave me) and I made this comment regarding the need to restock the food supply:

"I made soup from the fandom bits that I had around last night, those ingredients where you don't have quite enough to make a meal from"

Given that I was reading [ profile] fanficrants and various other fandom related communities at the time it almost makes sense. The philosophy of crossovers perhaps, or of cosplay art. Or convention planning.
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Swiped from [ profile] kiradyn_rhiode

First, write down the names of 12 characters. Then read and answer the questions. You can't look at the questions (or click on the cut) until you write down the 12 characters you're going to use.

01 Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
02 Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
03 Yusuke (Yu Yu Hakusho)
04 Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicle)
05 Fye (Tsubasa Chronicle)
06 Motoko aka: The Major (Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex)
07 Proto (Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex)
08 Sesshoumaru (Inuyasha)
09 Miroku (Inuyasha)
10 Kirika (Noir)
11 Shizuru (Yu Yu Hakusho)
12 Edward (Full Metal Alchemist)

Let the pain begin. Warning: sexual content )
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The difference according to [ profile] tokagemusume via Metaquotes.

[Edit to add: The original post that spawned the Meta.]
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I've been chatting with someone about cosplaying Kaede (from Inuyasha) and came up with this idea for her friend with lots of long dark hair.

Diagram behind the cut )

The basic idea is that for a person with a lot of hair a wig might be a bit of a hassle. Since Kaede (and several other characters I can think of) ties her hair in a very low ponytail there's theoretically room for a snood (a cloth or net sack to hold a person's hair) above the tie.

Now if someone were cosplaying Kikyo and already had long dark hair (long in this case being sufficient to bind into a tail at the appropriate point) this is overkill. If their hair is dark and long enough then all they really need is a (possibly modified) Halo frame (if they don't want to cut fringe) and some wefted hair to match their own hair to add length to the ponytail.

Getting back to the snood-wig, it could also be used by someone with shorter hair if they wanted to have something lighter than a full wig (since even old lady anime characters have huge amounts of hair it seems). They could just add some stuffing to the snood (and possibly a small weight in the bottom to make the hair behave more naturally).

Disclaimer: I have not built a snood-wig so this is all theory based on my knowledge of things like wigs and sewing.
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While I'm waiting for the dryer to stop, a metaquote that is actually funny. Though it is possible that knowledge of the recent wank in the Harry Potter fandom regarding Harry/Hermione is required to get the funny.
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'Cause some friends and I could use a smile:

A new fragrance for men.

[Knowledge of YAOI terms required to get the joke.]
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Snagged from [ profile] joisbishmyoga

1. Go to eLouai's Doll Maker.
2. Make a doll of yourself, trying to stay close to what you really look like.
3. Then, make another. Mary Sue!You. Extra points for wings.
4. Post!

See the dolls )

So there's doll!me (wish I looked that good), two sues (since I have two trends in my sue-ness, though the limited clothing and hair choice made Sue2 come across more like Sue1 ), and something I cooked up because there's about 5 camo bottoms in the dollmaker and I keep thinking I need to try something with that.
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Swiped from [ profile] jirris_midvale:

  1. Copy and paste your LJ Friends List into an update and leave behind an LJ Cut.
    • If you've met them in person or otherwise know them from the offline world, bold their screenname.
    • If you've only talked to them on the phone, italicize their name.
    • If you've only talked to them online, leave their name alone.
    • If you have someone on your Friends List who has multiple LJ's, only use one and get rid of the rest from the list.
  2. Post and let other people copy the meme.
And away we go... )

I may be weird but bolding some of those names feels a bit like name dropping.

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I'm sure everyone on my friends list that has an interest in Harry Potter has read these already, but on the off chance that someone missed them like I did, I'll link. :)

How the Wizarding World Really Works (a ten part series with an appendix!) by [ profile] pharnabazus

[Highly recommended for the history geeks on my list.]
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Undoubtedly someone on my friends list posted this and I just didn't pay attention:

Did the Jedi have it coming?
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Star Wars Meme by sailor_phobos
1st 2 Ltrs of 1stname + Last 3 Ltrs of last name
1st 2ltrs of moms last name+Last 3ltrs of city brn
Sith or JediSith
Skin ColorPurple
Eye ColorYellow
Light Saber ColorRed
How close you are to switching sides: 86%
You're Random Star Wars Quote:That's no moon. It's a space station.
Your Padawan (if you're a jedi)hbruton
Your apprentice (if you're a sith)joisbishmyoga
You're Masterursulav
Quiz created with MemeGen!

*snicker* My "apprentice" brought this to my attention.
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I'll hop in the bandwagon for this one. And expand it a bit.
  • I shall list 15 fandoms I'm involved with.
  • You shall guess my favorite character/person and my favorite pairing/One True Pairing.
  • I shall update the list by:
    • putting the fandom with correctly guessed characters in bold
    • putting the fandom with correctly guessed pairings in italics
See the list here. )
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Well, hopefully brain eating zombies stick to brains, Kuma-chan. I don't think Shuichi really needs his bits gnawed off by an undead zipper, na no da.


The rest of that morning and afternoon is fairly uneventful. Shuichi ate some of the cracker things and drank some orange soda while we both listened to Ten expound on cattle mutilations near someplace called Taos, New Mexico. I know this means that Ten isn't mad at us, and that he really likes Shuichi now. My bodyguard doesn't explain the intricacies of extra-terrestrial anal probing to just anyone.


Damn, this fic is going to kill me! (I'm still trying to shake the last of the crud from my lungs.)
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If there is at least one person in your life whom you consider someone special, and whom you would not have met without being part of an online fandom, post this sentence in your journal.

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