taotrooper: A fat cat youkai is posing sexy and making a Titanic reference (Nyanko-sensei / ou la la)
holiday love meme 2012
my thread here


I did take a screencap at 12:12, but I liked my 11/11/11 geekery better. I was out this morning so this was my best attempt.

Brrrr. it's getting so fucking cold. Speaking of which, I watched Rise of the Guardians and I wasn't expecting a deep plot so I enjoyed it a fucking lot. Too bad the books are expensive here and I can't find illegal copies, since they look pretty cool.

And so this doesn't look too empty and depressing, I'll take the chance to make a list of stuff I want/need to buy this holiday season or next year.

Falalalalalalalala )

I also should go to my uncle's place to get my LOTR books (I remember shit from The Hobbit) and my manga. I really wanted to reread/rewatch the Matantei Loki series... Incidentally, it's weird that my reaction to what's happening at the sequel is all "but I wanted the adult Loki for a but longer!!1" when in Marvel is the total opposite. The status quo in both fandoms with kid Lokis is always against what I want, LOL. Meanwhile, I'm rewatching Princess Tutu for a third time and I'll probably read the original short story of The Nutcracker around Christmas time. I planned that last year and then I forgot, so I have it ready.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (PeonyxJade / how to melt a heart of ice)
Rules:
→ You must post these rules.
→ Each person must post 11 things about themselves in their journal.
→ Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
→ You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.


Girl look at that body I-I-I-I work out! )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Okami / draw a circle and get praise)
It's 2012 everywhere, so yay first year post!

Let's see, I could make the regular fandom meme for the year, but instead of that because no gaming in that thing, I'm going to do a manual year in review.

Anime and manga )

Animation and real action television )

Comics )

Gaming )

Books )

That was long! But considering I barely posted this year, I had a lot of feelings.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Anise / fangirling)
...with a meme, AUGH.

1. Think of up to 20 'ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.


01. The princess and the mercenary
02. The emperor and the military man
03. The hero and the androgynous ninja that doubles as princess
04. The swordsman and the martial artist teacher
05. The mechanic and the alchemist
06. The sorceress and the swordsman
07. The wizard and the hatter
08. The prince and the disabled ninja
09. The older brother and the happy alter ego of an emo tsundere
10. The middle-aged lady and the wizard
11. The goddess and the alien
12. The rock star and the forensic fangirl
13. The witch princess and the bunny prince
14. The raven princess and the heartbroken prince
15. The spooky gym leader and the mystery man
16. The eccentric rich boy and the middle-class trap
17. The smart comedy relief and the warrior girl
18. The hired bodyguard and the healer shaman
19. The vampire queen and the princess
20. The alchemist and the princess
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Pkmn / happy Gastly)
Plus, this Halloween sucked balls.

I don't really know what to say right now, but I've felt bad about not posting for a while here. I'll try to write a real post later this week, but on the meantime have a meme.

Give me a fandom and I will tell you:

* My canon OTP
* OTP that hasn’t happened but I SHIP IT
* Most badass character
* Pairing I am not a fan of
* Character I’d wanna be best friends with
* Character I feel the writers screwed up (in one way or another)
* Favourite friendship
* Character I want to adopt or be adopted by

Baaaa

Aug. 26th, 2011 06:19 pm
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Pkmn / Water fight)
I am Blue/Green
I am Blue/Green
Take The Magic Dual Colour Test - Beta today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.

0% surprised, y'all.

BTW, did you hear what the new Kenshin anime is about? Maaaan, I'm so fucking disappointed! That's the ONE ARC that was done splendidly in the TV anime, what's the point?! (beyond testing waters by playing safe, which I still think it's a bad way to do so in any case)
taotrooper: The Norse god of mischief insists he's not trolling on the Internet (Marvel / Internet Jotunn)
Give me a topic, preferably a fannish topic that I would be likely to have something to say about, and I will attempt to record a voice post/mp3 on what I think about the subject.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Crossover / NOT as planned)
Give me TWO fandoms; I'll tell you about their crossover OTP.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Pkmn / Water fight)
Comment with any ship (romantic or platonic or maybe even non-existent!) from a fandom that you know I have some knowledge about, and I will rant about aforementioned ship. This may be incoherent gushing or exclamations of disgust, depending on your ship of choice.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Cheren+Bianca / What strength means)
Uno:

Give me the name of a character (or characters) and I will tell you:

* How I FEEEEEL about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character (BFFs, mentors, etc)
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.


Dos:

Character analysis - name a character and a topic and I will ramble about it.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Pkmn / Water fight)
So, how about a meme? I'll leave you characters later today, flist.

Pick any (or several) character from a fandom of mine and I'll answer the following questions:

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her.

2) Is he/she important to the general plot?

3) Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?

4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?

5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)

6) Is there anything about the character you would change?

7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her?

8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?

9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom?

10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (MortyxEusine / Where dreams rest)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] laurus_nobilis:
Give me a topic, preferably a fannish topic that I would be likely to have something to say about, and I will attempt to write you a few paragraphs of meta on what I think about the subject.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Tamaki / read more)
And a happy Friendship Day to everyone, even if that's an addendum for us who don't have a couple and don't want to feel left out :D

This day has been lousy IRL, so since the only two novelties in my life are that I started a Princess Tutu rewatch, and I'm obsessing with Pokémon again (but that's for another post, I'd say), have a book meme instead.

1) Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.

2) What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
I'm currently with Runemarks by Joanne Harris, which I'm enjoying a lot. I'm also selective-rereading The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (mostly the Leo-centric parts). The last book I read was Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. By this, you can conclude I'm in a LOL NORSE MYTHOLOGY BUTCHERY phase, right? :'D
The next one will be either The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss or a Chrestomanci book. Or retake American Gods to follow the LOLNORSE trend, or continue my Percy Jackson reread. IDK, I have a lot to choose from recently.

Read a book read a book read a motherfucking book )
taotrooper: This is a shippy icon with two guys annoying each other (PeonyxJade / Mutual annoyance)
Let's solve this.

Pick a character I write, and I will give you the top five ideas or concepts or factoids I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to depicting him or her accurately. This includes original characters and characters about whom I write fanfic.


If anyone wants to know, I RP these dorks and my seldom-used fic journal is [livejournal.com profile] atomicdaydream.

Comment with a pairing and I'll tell you:

1. When I started shipping them
2. What I think their challenge is
3. What makes me happy about them
4. What makes me sad about them
5. What moment I wish had never happened
6. Who I'd be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other
7. My happily ever after for them
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ion / cutest preteen pope ever)
Go to your archives/calendar, take the first post you made each month and write the first line of each in your post. This is your year in review.

I bet it's going to be boring )

Now let's talk fandom for a bit, if I may.

i. Yesterday the anime of Kuragehime ended. As it obviously couldn't conclude the main conflict in one episode (mind you, not even in the manga is resolved), they went with a cheap copout that sort of annuls most things the main characters have been working on and it leaves some plotlines too open. Except for this episode, which did adapt well the few parts that were adapted, I do like the anime. They did what they could, but they couldn't finish it well for the lack of time. It's a pity about some parts that couldn't make it to the anime, like cutting for tiny manga spoiler )

But that's okay because I found the raws of volume 6 and spoiled myself on what they really did next. I love that Mayaya (my favorite Amars, NGL) had this much spotlight. And my biggest issue with Shu/Tsukimi is gone now, although I still like her better with Kuranosuke.

I wish scanlations could come out faster. Now how do I get my fix?

ii. I also read Afterschool Charisma, and my god is it a mindfuck and I really need to know what happens next D: It also made me realize that EVERYTHING WITH CLONES GETS MINDFUCK-Y. And full of weird issues. This series' premise is basically Let's Clone Historical Figures (As Teen Bishounen And Bishoujo) And Put Them In a Psychological Thriller, so the combination of clones + thriller + conspiracies = MINDFUCK x 10. This is pretty much the anti-Tales of the Abyss approach, where the story tells you that clones must become their own person. In ASC, we have clones wanting to, but not being allowed by the system as they're not even thought as real human beings with rights. Everyone is "disposable" and if they wish to be individuals, they must be replaced. It's quite depressing even without the menace on their heads.

But still, this manga is a damn good seinen if you like that genre and mindfuck (or Weird Al's "I Think I'm a Clone Now"). Of course, you have to switch off your brain to the bishie and forget how the original people really looked like, or you'll die of an ulcer. Some people are pretty much unrecognizable until they tell you who they are, so you're warned.

iii. I immediately read Kame Odoru (I am a Turtle) in the same website of the former, to rinse the taste of impending doom. I do love 4 koma comedy with animals and silliness, so it was a good 10-minute waste. That turtle is so fucking cute!
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Tear / must poke)
Welp, it's December now. Let's do this like every year.
1. Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

2. Surf around your f-list (or friends of friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call. There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

Falalalala lalalala )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Gwendolyn / the valkyrie's flight)
I think it's amazing that I keep finding old weird shit around, while I look for some other stuff to install. On my previous laptop, I had a bunch of things from 2009 I thought I had lost, such as most of my Abyss doujinshi collection or many music records or the entire series of Cybersix. On my ancient CDs/DVDs, I came across a folder of websites I ripped almost complete with some software. There was a large now-LQ Evangelion gallery (remember how years ago every image on the Internet was tiny and took ages to download anyway?) and a Spanish online academic dictionary of Norse mythology whose URL is long time dead now.

Anyway, I just installed Photoshop, so I could just do two icon memes for you guys :D

Comment here and I'll make an icon out of one of your interests. You have no saying on what I'll make.

Ask me to make you one icon. Give me the image, the character(s), the text you want on it. If you want it to look in a particular way or with a particular color scheme, tell me that as well.

Things I WON'T icon
- Fanart. Only canon images and doujinshi.
- Hentai/yaoi/explicit yuri/porn. Because it embarrasses me.
- Offensive things. That'll be on my criteria.

Do one, do both, it's okay. Hopefully I'll have them done before the holidays end. If you want me not to share the icon(s) with the world, say it aloud, or I'll assume they're free to post in my icon journal.
taotrooper: The cutest godmod wolf standing on a rainbow bridge (Ammy / ticket to the end of the rainbow)
I actually don't hate the new starters' English names. Hell, I actually prefer Oshawott. The region's name, however, I don't understand why the name change. Andas if Unova wasn't ridiculous, the Spanish version has it as Teselia. THAT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE.

I THOUGHT I WASN'T BUYING THIS GAME ;_; OTL

LJ comment ranking thing )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Crossover / oh so obscure)
Welp, in the end I'm not doing Yuletide this year. With my laptop woes I wasn't in the mood to go through the sign-ups or picking fandoms and characters anyway. Oh well, less stress to deal with.

Speaking of laptop, the old one from my brother, which is the one borrowing? The F key loosens up once in a while. Bleh. I'd say that I can't wait to have my baby back, but I'll have to install and download EVERYTHING EVER and I'm so not looking forward to that D:

But anyway. Have Photoshop'd Okami/Ghibli crossovers (you need a pixiv account) and a meme.

WHICH HOGWARTS HOUSE DO I BELONG IN?


And I have nothing cooler to say. Between a shitty weekend, tutoring my brothers in maths, and the fact so many of my friends are miserable with a reason, I'm feeling so down right now.

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