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+ I am kinda sad not a whole lot of you are on LJ anymore, but I get it. The site has not been user-friendly for a number of years, and people need to do what people need to do. But LJ and DW are, I think, the only platforms that invite intimate conversations about our daily lives. Twitter is good for snippets and random thoughts that pop into your head, sure, but not conducive to lengthy conversations without feeling like you'd break Twitter, and/or annoying if you have to go over the character limits, and Tumblr is unwieldy re: personal texts, and writing, imho. Tumblr's mostly good for graphics and music. Not that Tumblr /can't/ be used for text posts, but the archive system is shit and I can never reply to people's post because the site is not made for such things. (I mean, I /can/ reply but it entails me going to my dashboard, and I never scroll through my dashboard anymore because I'd never get out of tumblr if I did that, so now if I want to reblog/like things on tumblr, I go to the individual tumblrs themselves and that's not conducive to replying, is what I meant). I have friended a number of you lovely people on DW, so there's that. What I'm saying is, I'll be here, if people find themselves wandering back around or visiting for the first time. I'll be like that one grandmother who loves to hang out on the porch, and wave at random people passing by.

+ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie is getting a reboot! I can't see this news as being anything other than awesome because a whole new generation of Power Rangers fans! What's there not to like?

+ an archive of our own meme snagged from sarken:
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Apparently dates are being announced for returning shows for the fall tv season already:
Castle comes back Monday, September 24
Once Upon a Time comes back Sunday, September 30
The Vampire Diaries come back on Thursday, October 11

Psych is also supposed to come back sometime this fall but probably not until late October or even November.

But I have no idea when fall semester starts though. Priorities, I have them.

(And uh, I have no idea where I've been for the past three weeks. I'm gonna try to get back into posting awesome comic book moments for the 100 Things Challenge but I haven't been feeling very excited about comics these past several weeks. Am hoping that might change soon and I can get back to the challenge. This is why it'd be helpful if you planned things better, self.)


dahlia_moon: (Jason Toddler)
I feel like staying up past 5 a.m. engrossed in watching Power Rangers on youtube is bordering on Not A Smart Idea.

In case you wanted to know one of my many, many guilty pleasures.

And it's not like I like PR for its cheesiness and what are clearly toys. But it's the characters. Who are surprisingly hot for being in a kids' show.

I have no idea.

Is it time for sleep yet?

/no point to any of this; and am not drunk. so I don't even have that for an excuse.
dahlia_moon: (Stargate Dream)
♥ Whooooo!! Finished my [livejournal.com profile] pink_stargate entry! The Quest for True Luv (John/Rodney intentional badfic with intentional misspellings and with the caveat that it shouldn't be taken seriously because it was hurriedly written in one day and meant to be bad.)

Now if I could only finish at least one prompt I signed up for smallfandomfest, I'd totally love myself. I desperately wanted to finish all three prompts I picked to write for, but seeing as this round ends in eight days, I'm not holding out much hope. GOSH WHY SO FAIL SELF Ah well, at least I started it - that's half the battle.

♂ So Tumblr has been awesome for finding writing advice that rocks (among other awesome stuff that rocks)! A few links:
Nuts and Bolts: Thought Verbs by Chuck Palahniuk
Kurt Vonnegut's Rules for Writing Reprinted (very general but some pretty important points)
Chuck Palahniuk's 13 Writing Tips (again, more general advice but worth a read)
Writing every day...

Actually, I'd recommend just going through http://writingadvice.tumblr.com and their tags and trying to read everything posted there.

next up: totally finishing up memes awesome people gave me and some thoughts on shows I caught up with this past week and maybe some reviews of awesome comics/books read/to be read. This is what happens when I keep opening up this blog window to write in and keep writing in it for weeks and never hit the post button.
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For some days now I had a hankering to eat eggs for breakfast. The thing is I avoid eggs as much as possible so that was definitely weird and out of the blue. I'm not allergic to eggs but once when I was really, really young I got a cold and someone told my mother that she should feed me raw eggs to starve it off. Well, there is my mother, young and naive, who heeds this advice and puts in raw eggs in my bottle. Well, I took just one sip and promptly threw up. And ever since then I couldn't look at eggs without feeling like I was going to vomit.

That's apparently over. Mom showed me how to make an omelette and I had some good eggs for breakfast today. I think I love omelettes the best because there's no yolk (or whatever the yellow part is called when you hard-boil an egg and there's the white part and the yellow part, as opposed to an omelette - which is all yellow), which I hate because I tried to eat it before to get over my aversion to eggs...and it didn't work.

I just fried it in some oil and put sour cream on top after it was done and it was very delicious.

So now the plan is to spruce it up and have it in different ways from now on. This handy link for cooking different omelettes looks interesting.

So, yeah, if anyone of you have awesome ways to eat an omelette other than just break egg, cook it, and throw it on a plate, I'm all ears.

~*~

"Love Poem"
Vicki Feaver

Sharing one umbrella,
We have to hold each other,
Round the waist to keep together,
You ask me why I'm smiling-
It's because I'm thinking,
I want it to rain forever.
dahlia_moon: (Sirius from HP- I'm Sorry I Can't Hear Y)
So, um yeah, look who went and joined Tumblr. (And is calling herself "May Child" because she thinks she's being clever.)

It'll mostly consist of me reblogging awesome things I see.

(But I found out you have to pay to use some of the themes. Which is making me all ragey and WTF and stuff. Y' know, Tumblr, I am a poor college student here. And I'm betting that Tumblr's demographics include mostly poor college students. But whatever, I'll just use the free, simple themes.)

I went on a crazy adding spree and added everyone I knew from here, so don't be alarmed, it's just me. -P:
dahlia_moon: (girl power)
Things I'm Looking Forward To:

* The new Wonder Woman reboot. I haven't seen Friday Night Lights (I have been hearing fantastic things about it...) so can't comment on the actress but she's pretty enough.

* Terra Nova. I seriously have to plea that people stop making awesome tv! (at least for a little while.) Seriously! I can't get to it all.

*Abandon by Meg Cabot is coming out the 26th of April. (And the sequel to Insatiable in July? I think. Which is yay!! and all but it means I'm gonna have to break my promise to myself and break out the piggy bank even though I firmly told myself no more spending money on frivolous things. And books unfortunately go under that heading because you can't really wear a book or eat a book or survive in any way on a book.) It looks like it'll be a creepy story and that is awesome too! Because the story of Persephone and Hades is a *creepy* story. (Is it bad that I now want someone to write a modern day retelling of the Eros/Psyche story? Because that is so not a creepy story. But I really should be happy we're getting the Persephone/Hades retelling because that is an awesome story too - even if it is creepy. Ah the romantic in me.)

In Smallville news, Lex Luthor is coming back for the finale. I have no idea how they'll swing that but I'll tune in even if he's not my most favorite character on SV.

*Also, I feel I have to apologize to you all as I've been a very bad lj-friend lately what with not commenting or talking to any of you on here. I swear it's not personal and I am reading all of your updates, it's just I don't have the energy to think up replies at the moment. Maybe next week when I'm on break and haven't lost my head...
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...or alternatively happy Single Awareness Day! (I don't know why you'd *say* happy Single Awareness Day but that is what they say, isn't it?)

So finished a story last night. I'm not sure if I'm too happy with it. I was ecstatic to write it because it's a new fandom (well, new for me). I have no idea why I have the big Smallville bug right now but Chloe/Oliver is just too cute.

Also the mods over at [livejournal.com profile] teamatlantis are just the biggest sweethearts ever! ♥♥



(If you ever need to know how to win me over...just mention dolphins and have Jason Momoa and Joe Flanigan pose together in huggles. ♥ I'll be yours for all time.)

I'm in a surprisingly good mood considering my big A&P test in less than an hour. (I studied though! I so totally studied and memorized all my flashcards that I needed to! Didn't get to go over all the slides again but eh...most things that will be on the test were on the flashcards already...I hope.)
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Yay! participating in my first Porn Battle! Hopefully these don't suck beyond everything. At any rate, I like them and after not writing for what feels like a month, I'll take it. I've also found it's really, really hard to write porn when you want to but not when you DON'T want to have any porn.

Here's a couple of fills I've written. (These will be properly cross posted to [livejournal.com profile] dahlia_moon/other places when I'm not running late to class.)

Beauty & the Beast
Beast/Belle, voyeur

Big Wolf on Campus
Merton/Tommy, claws, fangs, fur

Cardcaptor Sakura
Touya/Yukito, water

Shelter
Zach/Shaun, outdoors, beach
Zach/Shaun, nude

The Suite Life on Deck
Bailey/London, gag

will edit if/when I get to writing more - hopefully. :D
dahlia_moon: (SGA team awesome)
bullet list!
  • I really need to write porn. Why does writing fail me at such an awesome time?
  • Some "The Vampire Diaries" spoilers. Most of the things they spoil I could've predicted already. And some of the things they spoil, I wish wouldn't turn out true. Like that Stefan spoiler in particular. Didn't they already do that?
  • After avoiding "Smallville" for ten years, I'm totally hooked now. Reading summaries like these and catching up on the show is not helping. And I mostly watch just for two characters - Oliver and Chloe. Chloe, I know has been with the show since the beginning but she's been absent for most of the last season because the actress, Allison Mack, has other commitments and she's only going to be in five episodes for the last season which is sucky. Oliver is the Green Arrow in both the comics and the show and he's such a fascinating character because he's the only superhero on the show who doesn't have a superpower beyond just his human strength and agility. But really, I love all the characters and the guest stars that appear. I came for the Chloe/Oliver but I stay for the Lois/Clark, and Martha Kent and Tess Mercer and Emil the Doctor and Cyborg and Aquaman and Impulse and just gah. I know the fandom though is such an explosive place and I'm shocked at the hate that is sometimes heaped on Clark, who is the main character and therefore does get the major plot lines and the most screen time so y'know I understand that minor characters often get shafted and that's just how it goes with a show like this that brings in a lot of characters and plot lines but that is only a 40-minute show (60-minute if seen live).
  • School started last Tuesday and so far it's going great. I vowed to actually really buckle down and study and it's been going great. The trick is to not turn on this blasted laptop until I've finished everything and it actually works. So now I'd really like to make the Dean's list - at least for one semester - that'd be lovely.
  • I also mailed the application to the Nursing program at my uni and now I just have to wait, which is killing me. I have no idea if they'll send me a letter if they reject me or what or how long it'll take them to go through everything and reject or accept me and let me know. I told myself I wasn't going to obsess over it and whatever happens will happen but, ugh, just the wait is killing me.
dahlia_moon: (SGA team awesome)
[livejournal.com profile] closetd0rk gave me the color violet for the color meme. If you want to do the meme, leave a comment, and I'll give you a color that I think represents you/makes me think of you, and then you list ten things you like in that color!

Btw, I love violet/purple. It is my most favorite color ever! But still, it was majorly hard coming up with ten things that were violet-colored (which is why I cheated oh so badly and had most of them be a combination of flowers & jewelry. Forgive me?)

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I stumbled upon weheartit.com and joined. I think it's like a pointless combination of social networking sites and tumblr, that focuses less on the networking and more on the sharing of pretty pictures that you can "heart" and subsequently have on your own page for all of time. But for all its pointlessness, sometimes you just need to look at the pretty. Which is all I'm saying. (It is also majorly scary that I gathered 83 pictures in less than an hour of joining. The Internet Age = the age where reading isn't required anymore.)
dahlia_moon: (slipper)
Writing is going good (I hope I didn't jinx it by saying it now thought). I have two different stories in my head I'm in the process of writing down so we shall see if anything comes of it. Still haven't finished my Big Wolf on Campus fic. I have no idea why this story doesn't want to get finished except maybe for the fact I'm not working on it as much as I should. But it has plot! and sex! And unfortunately I wrote all the porny, good stuff first and now don't want to go back and add in the plot. *hands* And I really like the plot too so I don't want to leave it and just have it be a sex piece because it really wouldn't make sense without all the stuff that happens prior to the good, porny bits.

The one good thing from me not finishing this story is me rereading all the other parts and editing as I'm reading. This process helps because once I finish this story, I am so not gonna want to look it again and the editing process will fall by the wayside.

~*~

I don't know if I've talked about this on here - I have over on Twitter - but am totally committed to getting a Nursing degree now (as opposed to before when I was just on the fence about it). The nursing school applications are due the 15th of this month and I've yet to start. Someone please just light a fire under me. This is my future here and I'm just dilly-dalling like I usually do.

But I totally have to have faith that I'll be a good Nursing student because this preemptive thinking that I'll fail before I even start is getting to be detrimental. That has always been my problem though - I'm not good at the positive thinking but I'm really trying to change in that respect. (Funny enough, it's my brother that keeps telling me to think positive - "the power of positive thinking" he calls it. Geez, you send him away to college for a year and a half and he comes back all mature and stuff. What is that about?)
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Meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] leithalia XD

Q: What does next year have in store for you?
A: Never Gonna Happen - Lily Allen (I guess...nothing. Lol XD)

Q: What does your love life look like next year?
A: Crawl - Alexz Johnson (ummmm)

Q: What do you say when life gets hard?
A: Golden Queen Galaxia ~ Orgel Version - ARISAWA Takanori (~heeeee!)

Q: Song that reminds you of good times?
A: Only Power Remains - Ministry of Magic (uh...I guess. HP does lend itself to good times.)

Q: What do you think when you get up in the morning?
A: Tebi Ljubavi - Dragana Mirkovic (well it's a sad romantic song and boys are on my mind almost 24/7...)

Q: What song will you dance to at your wedding?
A: Someday - Nickelback (ummm...no. Like Nickelback and all but not so good for weddings.)

Q: Song that reminds you of your first kiss?
A: Out of My Mind - James Blunt (no comment here :D)

Q: Your favorite saying?
A: Bye Bye Bye - N*Sync (hahahaha! this is totally true!)

Q: Favorite place?
A: Cath... - Death Cab for Cutie (no)

Q: Most Missed Memory?
A: Lo Memaher - Harel Skaat (I have no idea honestly)

Q: What song describes your best friend?
A: Grapevine Fires - Death Cab for Cutie (no...)

Q: What song describes your ex?
A: Your Heart is An Empty Room - Death Cab for Cutie (again, no comment.)

Q: Where would you go on a first date?
A: Northern Star - Melanie C (wow - I guess I would!)

Q: Drug of choice?
A: Only Time (remix) - Enya (uhh...)

Q: What song describes you?
A: The Hero - Ministry of Magic (uhhh, yeah no?)

Q: What is the thing you like doing most?
A: Touchness - Enigma (I guess touching...people? LOL)

Q: The song that best describes the president?
A: Here With Me (remix) - Dido (yeah, no)

Q: Where will you be in 10 years?
A: Rescued - Jack's Mannequin (o_O)

Q: Your love life right now?
A: Poker Face - Lady Gaga (ohhh so true)

Q: What is your state of mind like at the moment?
A: Call to Arms - Ministry of Magic (not really)

Q: How will you die?
A: A New Day Has Come - Celion Dion (uhhhh)

OK, that was super fun and random and I wish there were more. :D
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Man, am I tired today. And it's not even midnight yet! What I wouldn't give to not love sleep so much and actually be productive while I'm supposed to be sleeping, instead of just not being productive at all.

And just so you all know, [profile] closetd0rk is really, really pretty in real life. And awesome and stuffies. And yeah. <33333

*tries to go back to her studying*
dahlia_moon: (Aang & Katara - very please with themsel)
I'm not watching BBC's Sherlock (yet) but I just had to comment on something.



(Sherlock is the dark-haired one, yes?)

Well, is it just me or does he look like he could be Colin Morgan as an older gentleman? Anyone see it?



Well, not around the ears, but definitely the cheekbones and chin (and the hair, to an extent). I dunno, I saw the above image of Sherlock and it definitely reminded me of Colin Morgan.
dahlia_moon: (Roswell)
SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 70 of these films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list.Put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and submit post at the bottom. Have fun.

HAHAHAHA - I think this is totally wrong. I think it should be the other way around - if you've seen less than 70 of these films, then you have no life (like me :D) (I think the horror section killed me [uh - no pun intended?] because I've only ever seen one and that's about one too many for me. I am a WUSS, really.)

movies...lots of movies  )

Things That Are Annoying Me Greatly

= Stupid Itunes and its need to get updated what seems like every month. And every month, I have no idea what version of Itunes I'm gonna get. I wouldn't get the updates, honestly, but the download prompt is insistent and won't let you be in peace until you download it. So you have no choice but to download the updates. That stupid, clever Itunes. *sticks tongue out*

= The fact that a band I love and subsequently have been listening to my whole life, the Goo Goo Dolls, is going to be in MY STATE, IN MY CITY next month. You know how often that happens? How often the stars and planets align perfectly and a big name band like that comes to this small, piddly-diddly town?? NEVER! Now, NORMALLY this wouldn't annoy me (I WOULD BE SHRIEKING FOR JOY AND WHEN I FOUND OUT FOR A MOMENT I WAS) but it's on a Tuesday and at 7:30, and I don't get out of class on Tuesdays until 7:10. Blah, blah, blabbity blah!! Why couldn't they come on a Friday or Saturday or even a Sunday??? WHYYYYYYY?

= School in general. That first week was OK and everything but it's all going to go downhill from here.
dahlia_moon: (Psych- ShawnxLassiter)
If you’ve been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question. Tag eleven people. Don’t refuse to do that. Don’t tag who tagged you. (tagged by [livejournal.com profile] amethysth.)

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~*~

Also - not that I would expect people to - but please don't crosspost comments made here on my LJ to Facebook (especially the flocked entries). It's more of my weird privacy thing really because there's me on here and then there's me on Facebook and those are separate things (it's a long story but basically no one in my RL knows I'm a fannish person and I'd like to keep it that way). I mean I do have some friends who read both my FB account and my livejournal but that's not a problem because I trust those people to not blab about my fannish pursuits to people I might not want to have that information.

I personally won't use this feature on FaceBook, so it's useless for me. (Both my LJ & Twitter are already linked although I don't understand why LJ has this new feature now anyways since LiveJournal, Twitter, and Facebook are all different things, used for different purposes and NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET but whatever, LJ. I think so many other sites have crosspost features that maybe LJ is trying to be cool too? It's not working for them, btw).

So I promise to NOT crosspost comments I make on other people's posts to Facebook or Twitter unless they explicitly give me permission to do so and I'd like it if the same was done for me (because if I wanted my Facebook linked with my Livejournal, trust me, it would've been linked already).
dahlia_moon: (Michael/Maria - kissing)
- wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!! in the process of making my first fanvid!! There's just so much to learn! A few things I did learn so far: (1) cutting and placing relevant clips is apparently an art form in itself, (2) sometimes the mute button will not work T__T and sometimes not even the cutting button will work right (for me at least)!!! (3) I still have no idea if I can move the clips around in the specific order that I want, haven't found any way to do that, so now the clips are just being played in the order that they're dropped. (4) It takes a really, really LONG time to create clips from one episode/media clip. Like an hour and twenty minute long movie, it takes about 86 minutes to create clips you can drop in your fanvid, and for a 22 minute show, it takes about 22 minutes. Which translates to a lot of down time before I can fiddle around with the clips and get to the actually making of a fanvid (because when you create clips, it freezes Windows Movie Maker so that you can't collapse the window or do anything else on WWM until the process of creating clips is done).

- it's going to be horrible! but despite that, I'm sooo freakin' excited!!

- also had my interview this morning for volunteering at the hospital. It wasn't like a real interview interview because there are so many positions you can work in and so few volunteers. It's not like a job where you have more than one person vying for that position. It was more of a meet-and-greet sort of interview - but still, nerve-wrecking. (And the lady doing the interview did ask me questions like 'why do you want to volunteer at MMC?' but mostly it was me signing a few papers and her trying to pencil in when I can volunteer - because my college schedule is crazy).

- so thinking about volunteering and still going to the part-time job I already have at the library and going to class...things will be super crazy for the foreseeable future and I will not have much time for other things. (Other things being like land comms and general tomfoolery.) Super depressing. :(

MEMES~!!!~

* Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or literary or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! Fandoms, books fics I might get around to writing one day, characters in my fandoms, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, books I wish would be made into movies, OTPs, anti-OTPs (which I think I mean least fave pairing), love songs. And I will answer them all in a new post (or in comments).

* the ones in bold relate to me:

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dahlia_moon: (Sokka's ready for takeoff)
I spent the morning in the public library, waiting to meet a guy so I could give him money and he could give me the gift certificate I won at his fundraiser to benefit the Gulf aid. He ended up being a half hour late because he overslept and forget he was meeting me. I wish I overslept because I got up at 9:30 so I could make our 10:30 appointment. And 9:30 AM is about two hours earlier than I usually get up during the summer. I've really become a lazy beach bum.

I'm actually glad that it was just a case of him oversleeping because I was really worried that I had somehow messed up and gotten something wrong and he was probably waiting for me somewhere entirely else so when he did call and explained why he was running late, I was very relieved and went back to reading the two books I wanted to check out while I waited for him. (Both books, in case you were wondering, were by Mitali Perkins, Monsoon Summer and The Secret Keeper. Monsoon Summer I had already read but wanted to re-read.)

~*~

* [livejournal.com profile] multi_ficathon is coming! Multi_ficathon will be starting up on July 29th with the prompting on Thursday and writing for twenty-four hours all day Saturday and Sunday. I was thinking of trying it out, never done this kind of thing before so we shall see.

* [community profile] sailormoon: The Big Sprawling Crossover List links to fan art where Sailor Moon is crossed over with EVERYTHING. I do mean everything.
dahlia_moon: (Roswell)
I woke up today with sharp pains in my stomach. And then such strong nausea that I felt like almost fainting. Maybe it's the heat? I dunno. The stomach pain has gone away and so has the nausea, but I feel like it's hiding at the edge just waiting for me to feel secure that I won't get it to attack me again.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Day 08 - A show everyone most people should watch

I feel like this is a repetitive question (see questions #1 & #2) but some other shows I haven't talked about that can be included here are: Freaks and Geeks (I know it's old, but good in my opinion), Degrassi: The Next Generation (this is probably more for people who like high school dramas), Supernatural (a show for people who aren't...weak-stomached? I guess? And don't mind gore and blood), Star Trek: Voyager, Star Wars: Clone Wars (admittedly I haven't watched all the episodes either, but if you're a SW fan, it's definitely something to check out), CSI, Glee, The Vampire Diaries, and Scooby Doo.

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