terajk: Charlotte the dessert witch, falling. (charlotte: whee)
Speaking of (bad?) horror movies...

Okay, so it's almost Valentine's Day and my mom has to work, which means a) I have the house all to myself, and b) I can watch movies I'm kind of embarrassed to own!

Sadly, Valentine's Day-themed horror movies aren't well-represented in my collection,* but I do have the original "My Bloody Valentine" (1981) uncut. I could stream it, if anyone's interested. Also, here is the TVTropes page (spoilers).

(If anyone has any other Valentine's Day-themed horror movies we could have a marathon, maybe? I dunno, I've never streamed anything before.)

*How badly represented? I spent the day asking myself, "Was that 'Roses are Red/Violets are blue' poem from the original or the remake?" and it ended up being from Valentine, which is another movie altogether.
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (Default)
In celebration of Atsushi Ohkubo more or less officially endorsing one of the English-speaking Soul Eater fandom's ship names for Black*Star/Death the Kid (via [tumblr.com profile] papermoon2), let's talk ship names! Good ones, bad ones, ones you wish caught on.

The Avengers fandom has a high proportion of quality ship names. I'm also a fan of "Peeniss" (Katniss/Peeta, "The Hunger Games") and I'm not even in that fandom. Most ship names in my fandoms are simple name smushes, although "It's a monkey!" (Death the Kid/Maka) and "adventure brothers" (Kirikou/Ox) should totally be things.

Also, I can't decide if "earthquakes and lightning" (Azula/Toph) is awesome or really, really terrible.

Hi! *waves*

Dec. 9th, 2012 12:46 pm
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (Default)
I borrowed this idea from [personal profile] glass_icarus. (Who am I kidding? I'm not giving it back.)

Hi, new people and not-so-new people! Ask me anything you want, fannish or otherwise. (Although, some of the answers may be boring. Or scary.)

Comments are screened.
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (Default)
I stole this one from [personal profile] chagrined, who made this fabulous slideshow. (I would have given them Hyperdimension Neptunia, but I wasn't sure if that was too mean and I was too late to play anyway.) On tumblr there is What I know about Soul Eater from what my gf has told me and I could not stop laughing.

So give me a fandom I don't know and I will tell you about it! DO IT.
terajk: Charlotte the dessert witch, falling. (charlotte: whee)
 We're getting more and more moved into our new house! Although one day my mom had to work and I had no  cable or video games, so I watched lots of Revolutionary Girl Utena as I put books away. This was an excellent use of my time and I have lots of Feelings, which I can only express as "WOAH." I, um, think Anthy is kind of my favorite?

Hey, wait! Here's something I can sort of put into words!

spoilers! )

Have a Tumblr meme!:

Give me a fandom, character or pairing and I will write you a drabble! (Utena prompts are indeed welcome!)
terajk: Iroh and Toph dancing (iroh & toph: Dancing)
 My writing brain is officially dead since...I dunno. But I have a Wacom tablet and am not afraid to use it. Leave a comment (phrase, word, piece of punctuation, whatever) and I'll make you something I think you'll like. (Warning: I am not so much an artist as someone who draws things. Double warning: I relate to Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender so very much). You may also get a screencap/macro or icons.

Also, if you have something specific in mind you can request it.
terajk: Blair in humanish form, swiping a hand like a paw. (blair-chan: nya!)
Okay, so I'm working on my "animal play" square for [community profile] kink_bingo, and it's coming along but I may have broken Blair forever. And then Toph is like: "You know what? For your guro square can I do this cool, disturbing thing? ) and I'm like: "NO!" and Azula is like: "AHAHAHAHAHA" and "Great Sozin I hope so. You didn't plan any squares for me, you bitch."

*throws up hands*

So...drabbles for everyone! You can leave me a prompt or just a random phrase/word/piece of punctuation and I will write you 100 words of something I think you'll like.

Open floor!

Jun. 4th, 2012 10:53 am
terajk: Ty Lee and Azula, hugging  (ty lee & azula: hugging)
Is there anything about me that you've always wanted to know? (Even just "What game are you playing now?" or "Are there any pairings you'd love to ship but can't?") Ask away!
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (Default)
 So I'm working on my [community profile] not_primetime  fic and I've run into a problem, which is: I heartily dislike epithets in writing, but everyone is the same gender and it's awkward using names all the time. (And the first draft isn't even finished; but my brain is all: "If we fix this now, it'll be easier to work on later as it will suck less.")

I'm sure the answer is "Compromise on your hatred of epithets, you goofus," but I'm not ready to call total amnesty on it. *ponders*
terajk: Text: WTF?! Azula, looking the part. (azula: wtf?!)

One of my tropes for [community profile] 10tropes is Crack Fic, but it turns out that I don't really know what counts as crack? I mean, I write in fandoms where half the cast transforms into something else, any magical doodad necessary for the plot will just appear--and so will one of the characters--and where EVERYONE has decided to go to the moon. (Which bleeds.)


So, because polls are fun, I thought I'd ask you for your opinion!

Poll #9993 Crack fic extravaganza
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8

Crack fic ideas!

View Answers

Azula (AtLA) & Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece) ("You sail, Zoro!" )
2 (28.6%)

Azula and Toph save the world from the Disgaea demons, and then parent them.
1 (14.3%)

Ryoga ends up on Death City's moon and teaches Kid the best Disability Superpower ever.
2 (28.6%)

Azula tells Kyuubey (Madoka Magica) exactly what they can do with their magical girl offer.
3 (42.9%)

Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)/Ozai
0 (0.0%)

Itsuki (Shikabane Hime) visits the Host Club (Ouran HSHC)
0 (0.0%)

Relatedly: Haruhi Fujioka is a contracted monk and one of the hosts is zir corpse prince.
0 (0.0%)

Kuno (Ranma 1/2) finds Excalibur (Soul Eater).
3 (42.9%)

Blair (Soul Eater): awesomest service cat EVER.
2 (28.6%)

Ryoga/Osaka-san (Azumanga Daioh)
2 (28.6%)

The story of the friendship between wee!Michael Myers (Halloween) and wee!Damien Thorn (The Omen), and the doll Michael bought him for his birthday (Child's Play)
2 (28.6%)

Iroh (AtLA) gets taken to the Black Lodge where he meets Agent Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks) and they argue about the merits of tea vs. coffee.
1 (14.3%)

These options all suck! I have a better idea!

More meme!

Mar. 7th, 2012 02:44 pm
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (mousse smiling)
From [personal profile] recessional  and [personal profile] esmenet :

 Give me a character and I will tell you:

Why I like them
Favorite line
Favorite outfit
A wish
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen
5 words to best describe them
My nickname for them

terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (Default)
I was thinking you should tell me about stories you think I should write. I mean, if you could sit me down for a day or whatever and say, "I want you to write this story for me," what would that story be?

I'm not actually promising to *write* any of these, mind you, but it's fun anyway. And who knows if I'll be inspired!

I know some of y'all had/are having birthdays *eyes [personal profile] esmenet and [personal profile] glass_icarus* I also know that Soul Eater has eaten my brain, so asking for something else may help unstick it. And I promise not to write you the epic story of how Medusa gives Princess Azula lessons in Magnificent Bastard unless you ask. Although, asking for a Soul Eater story is OKAY, TOO.
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (death the kid)
[community profile] month_of_meta is open for signups! I have Thoughts about disability* and control/balance in Soul Eater. Should I explore and write about them?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6

Should I write about disability in Soul Eater?

View Answers

8! (Yes)
6 (100.0%)

You don't know how to deal with this. (No.)
0 (0.0%)

FOOL! My legend dates back to the 12th century and you have 12 episodes left!
0 (0.0%)

Dude, NO! Write about disability in AtLA instead
3 (50.0%)

*I'd say "mental illness" (or, to use canon terminology, "madness,") but the body horror kind of became essential to the analysis. There is, in fact, an intersection between non-neurotypicality and body horror in at least two characters, as well as someone with an impairment that the fandom labels obsessive-compulsive disorder but which is called "the madness of law" in-universe. (And actually, one of his cognitive Blue Screens of Death is to spit up blood and pass out, which fits into the body horror as well.)

ETA: Oh, goodness, I signed up for analyses of disability in both Avatar: The Last Airbender and Soul Eater. This isn't as disastrous as it looks;  the AtLA meta shouldn't be too hard to put together. If there's anyone who'd like to beta either one or discuss either with me while I'm writing, that would be awesome. 
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (mousse smiling)
From [personal profile] littlebutfierce

Give me a character/show/pairing/etc and I'll give you a song!

terajk: Iroh and Toph dancing (iroh & toph: Dancing)

February 7 is my birthday. I would like to throw a fannish party (a comment-fanwork fest or something) but I don’t know what kind of party! Things I like:

  • People with disabilities being awesome! But I do the PWD Being Awesome fest for [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw , which is just a few months away.

  • Lost people being awesome! You guys, I would totally–totally--have a fest for characters with navigational impairments doing awesome things. And such a fest would be esoteric and self-indulgent enough to have on my birthday. But I don’t know most of them well enough right now to play properly. (Although I would REALLY love this to happen.)

  • An art fest for people who cannot draw non-artists!

  • Drabbles/drawbles/iconbles/wee podfics/tiny FSTs and other tiny fanworks!

  • Ladies! Also, femslash!

  • Cuddles!

  • Ranma 1/2!

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender!

  • Video games!

  • Coffee?

How would you like to celebrate my birthday?

terajk: Ty Lee and Azula, hugging  (ty lee & azula: hugging)
 Comment (with anything--a heart, a random word you found in the dictionary), and me and my Wacom tablet will make you something I think you will like. With image descriptions, of course.
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (Default)

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story. 

And it seems like a lot more fun to do that than to do working.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions! (Or use this to ask your flist to ask you questions).

What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.

Questions like "Tell me about Character X" are also fine. Also, here's my fic at AO3.

Oh! Bonus!: If you don't like THIS particular meme (or even if you do):

I spent about three months thinking about Princess Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender really, really, really, really hard. (I still need to think about her really hard, but still.) My understanding of her has influenced my understanding of lots of other characters from all kinds of fandoms. If you want, comment with any word you like and I'll tell you a little about one of them that I think you're familiar with. Or, for bonus fun (since I've been watching/reading/writing Ouran Host Club lately, and my inner Tamaki wants to play), comment with a specific character, and I'll tell you what Azula taught me about them.

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