lily_everhart: (pluto2)
Got my profile working again. As in I figured out how to get back into my account. It's empty right now but I have some fics I'll be posting there soon. Anyway, here is a link to my profile. Most of my fics will be mirrored on A03.
lily_everhart: (pluto2)
Okay, so a lot of things have happened while I was away from the internet, which always seems to happen, so I'm like three days behind. I just found out that JKR is releasing/has released (I'm no longer on Pottermore so I don't really know) a history on witches/wizards in America. This, of course, included a pretty historically inaccurate summary of Native American witches and wizards and you can tell from the snippet that I read that either she hadn't really done that much research or she did and chose to do what she wanted to do. My main issue isn't that she cherry picked, although that definitely can come with it's own problems if you aren't careful, but I think it's more insidious because JKR is acting like what she wrote is actual history but with HP wizards and witches in it. It obviously isn't.

I don't know, I think JKR's attempts at inclusion have been clumsy. I also think her attempts have gotten progressively worse.

1) Dumbledore being gay- There were some hints of this within Book 7 that were a bit too subtle then they should have been. Enough that a lot of people didn't think it was Dumbledore who was gay. Now the argument is not whether Dumbledore is gay or not but whether he can count for positive representation of the LGBT community when the text barely mentions his sexuality. Personally, in this case I think JKR wanted to portray a gay character without him being defined by his sexuality. Unfortunately in the process I think in Dumbledore's sexuality was erased either by her or her publishers.

2) Black Hermione- I don't have a problem with black Hermione in general. I can see why people see her that way. However, JKR never intended for Hermione to be anything other than white and I think JKR hasn't explained her thought process with Hermione well (duh this is all on twitter). JKR never mentions Hermione's skin color once in text, but she allowed for the interpretation of Hermione to be exclusively white until the play. She could have said something to the artist if Hermione was always meant to be white or to her publishers. If she wanted Hermione to be black she would have made a stink about it long ago. I can't fathom why she wouldn't, she's very particular about her canon. So in my mind no one can say black Hermione is canon, you can only say its your interpretation of the character which is only marginally better than making white Hermione canon (which is now no longer canon for the books which is fine). I don't think she gave the black community anything but a bone here and I think she did it because she didn't want to be seen as racist.

3) Native Americans in the history- Skipping the part where JKR clearly did no research on American (specifically the US history). JKR's portrayal of Native Americans is downright insensitive and plainly wrong. You can tell by reading it that she has little grasp of American history and clearly only knows one Native American tribe and used that to describe all of them. No wonder Native American fans are pissed. She has little grasp of the history of these people and therefore her own twists and interpretations fall extremely flat and can been seen as offensive.

My main issue with JKR right now is that she keeps talking about her canon on twitter and Pottermore. I think Harry Potter is slowly losing it's magic. At first I was excited about more Harry Potter, but now I'm extremely worried. Fantastic Beasts is going to incorporate JKR's interpretation of US/American history which is full of errors. Cursed Child the book is coming out but I'm not sure if I even want to read it. I mean it's a sequel. I'm really only interested in her writing books on the Founding Fathers of Hogwarts (be in Helga's POV please), McGonagall, Merlin or some other witch or wizard in the past not connected with Harry at all, or Lily Evans (Potter) POV. I just wish she'd write books instead of making vague twitter posts and snippets on Pottermore. This is why I think creators need to step away from social media (coughtwittercough) and focus on telling their stories. But at the end of the day it's her work and she can run it into the ground George Lucas style if she wants.
lily_everhart: (pluto2)
Been gone for awhile, but I've been very busy. I've been interviewing for jobs and getting ready to go back to school.

I can't sleep right now, I've had sleep paralysis two days in a row. Luckily, my sleep paralysis is fairly mild in that I don't get the hallucinations that can accompany them. I just wake up and can't move my body or open my eyes. In some ways it's better than the Night terrors I used to get. I haven't had one of those in awhile but I might, since those usually happen if I have sleep paralysis too often. I've had it so often I've learned to just focus on a finger or toe and try to move that way. I can even calm myself down that I'll float between sleep and wakefulness. The thing I hate about it is that it feels like it lasts forever although it only lasts a few minutes. I'm never fully rested when I get up and I'm often cranky. So I'm trying to get to a certain level of sleepiness at the moment to get myself ready for sleep.
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Feeling better, I think my sickness is now just a normal cold. Weird thing happened this evening. I was watching TV and eating dinner and when I looked up from my plate my vision went wonky. It was like if you look at the sun too long and you get those spots, that's what I had. I rubbed my eyes and the spots moved from the center of my left eye to the edge. My right eye was similar but less extreme. Five minutes later it was gone, but I had this curtain effect for a good 15 minutes. It was like everything was covered by a thin curtain making everything dim. I have a small headache from it now. My husband thinks it was a migraine but I've never had a migraine before and I'm 28. Can migraines start happening at anytime?

I was going to write tonight, but since that weird vision problem I'm really tired. I don't know if I have the energy to do that. I shouldn't be tired. I took two naps today. Ugh, being sick sucks even when it's just a cold.
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So I thought I'd start sharing my doll collection with my LJ family since I can't sleep. I decided to start with my new doll obsession Pullips. Now these aren't the usual type of dolls I like. I tend to prefer Barbie like dolls that don't have big eyes or heads but recently I decided to try them out. I was pleasantly surprised and ended up getting two other Pullip dolls.

Link to her on Pullip Style:

Oh, and the doll next to her is the coveted Disney Store 17in Alice doll, who I got for half her ebay price at the time because she didn't come with her box. I'll post more detailed pics of her later. I was just comparing them for my doll community.

lily_everhart: (lunahoofup)
Pre-ordered my Fire Emblem new 3DS just now. If anyone here is interested here are the links to the two sites that have it. I'm surprised because in the article I read they said it was sold out on Gamestop but I was able to preorder no problem. I think it gets glitchy when a lot of people are on it at once. I pre-ordered on Gamestop because that's usually where I go. I got my confirmation order so I should get it no problem. :)
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I have a few LGBT stories I'm currently in the midst of brainstorming ideas for. I'm hoping to get outlines done this week and pump out a few chapters for one of them soon. Picking and choosing is hard but it will be whichever seems the most interesting to me when I finish the brainstorming/outlining process.

One is a fairly fleshed out steampunk story with a gay romance subplot. I have the four characters mapped out and a general sense of where the story is going to go. The characters have been in my head for quite some time but they disappeared for awhile while I worked on other stories. I've been thinking about them lately and have decided that I'm going to give it a go. I'm hoping to make this one publishable but we'll see how that goes.

The second story is a lesbian story and is a side story to a larger universe that I created for a massive book series I'm slowly working my way through (10 books massive). I'm actually unclear how long this story will go. I actually think it might end up getting written first simply because it will probably end up being a short story rather than a novella/novel.

It's been awhile since I wrote anything other than het so we'll see how this goes. The new year is seems to be going well so far for my creative juices. I've been working on my giant series so long it's great to be doing something different.

I also have several fanfic ideas but nothing substantial enough to talk about too much. I would love to get an Alibaba/Kougyoku story written because I have been obsessed with them lately. In the same series I would also like to write a ton of Titus/Sphintus fic since there is nothing for something that is practically canon.

I also have been interested in Star Wars fanfiction lately specifically Poe/Finn but I think I might go to the dark side and write some Kylo Ren/Hux (but those would be fairly dark).

I might write some Bravely Default fanfics when I finish the game specifically Tiz/Ringabel and Edea/Agnes but that's just written down as maybes and everything else comes first.

Other than that I have a couple Rei/Minako (Sailor Moon) fics I promised people forever ago and I should definitely try to get those done asap. I also am looking through Yultide New Year's Resolutions prompts since I defaulted in 2014 and I'm actually interested in doing it this coming year. OH and I also promised myself that this year I would finish two fanfics that I never finished back in 2008 (yikes!) and get those up. One especially is so close to being done it will probably take me a day to write it and another day to edit the whole thing and repost it (so maybe that should be top priority).

Deadlines are a problem for me so I'm going to be making some personal deadlines that I hope to keep throughout the year. I'm working on that at the moment. I'm brimming with ideas but I don't want to fizzle out. I tend to abandon fanfic ideas in favor of my original stories so we'll see how much of this gets written in the next few months.
lily_everhart: (pluto2)
I can't help it. I've got to master all the jobs in this game for every character. It's a bit addicting for me because grinding is my stress release and I've had a lot of stress recently. I'm doing pretty well at this game now because of my need to do this though. I breezed through chapter 5, no problems, thanks to my freelancer/vampire combo plus spiritmaster/white mage. Mimic is a beautiful thing to have this early in the game.

Also this game is seriously beautiful and the soundtrack is amazing. The story is typical JRPG nonsense but still enjoyable. I think it's probably for the best that I know pretty much what's going to happen in this game otherwise I'll be frustrated.

Before moving on from chapter 5 I need to make sure I get all the vampire genomes. Vampire is basically a blue mage which makes it the best mage class in my opinion. Just like Valkyrie is the best melee class because dragoon. You may think dragoon's are lame but you are wrong, jumping is the coolest thing (and I love Kain Highwind...).

I should put the game down and go to bed soon. It's 2:30am!


Jan. 17th, 2016 12:48 am
lily_everhart: (lunahoofup)
I'm so glad to be back on LJ but I'm also kind of sad. Looking at my old friend list and seeing journals that have completely deleted their entries. Most of them are writers and most of what's been deleted are their stories that are now published. It makes sense but it's also so very sad to go there and see nothing not even random posts they used to make. It also is perhaps a bit silly since a lot of the content I want to see, except the drabbles are still available to me since I bought their ebooks or their published books.

It also makes me wish I had been more proactive about making friendships on here instead of being a lurker all the time. Seems like there were some missed opportunities.

Hopefully I'll be able to find some writer communities and maybe some slash writers in particular to follow (especially original stuff). Most of them seem to be gone but perhaps I'll find some new ones and maybe this time I'll actually be proactive and talk to people more often.
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I'm going to do my second longest fandom second. That seems like a good idea to me. Sailor Moon was my first anime that I got into the fandom for. I remember when had like 12 max anime on their list. Sailor Moon was one of them and I was obsessed with it from the very start. So without further ado my shipping preferences in Sailor Moon.

Read more... )
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Here is a list of the Harry Potter Ships that I typically read and will therefore typically make fic/fanart recs for and perhaps even write fanfics for in the future. I also added a little blurb on why I like them. I'm doing this mostly because it's a lot of fun and I enjoy making lists. I figured I start with Harry Potter since HP was my first fandom and it is my eternal fandom. I'm never leaving. There is always something to talk about and do in the HP fandom. I'm hoping that Fantastic Beasts will be amazing and keep HP alive even longer (aka until I die of old age).

Note that I only listed the ones I've spent a significant amount of time looking up fics and fanart. There are other ships I like but these are the one's I'm most likely to post about.

Read more... )
lily_everhart: (lunahoofup)
After nearly two years of absence I find myself wishing to be back on LJ. I have a lot of work to do trying to find the active parts of the LJ community and finding new friends since all of my friends are gone. It's really sad to be honest. I wish that I knew where exactly to begin.

Well, I'll be posting more stuff here in the coming weeks. I'm hoping to be more active here but who knows how long that will last this time. After years of being gone the site seems like a ghost town (a ghost site).


Dec. 17th, 2012 10:13 am
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I'm seriously going to be looking for a new job which will suck because its Christmas time but I can't stand it here anymore. Unfortunately I can't just quit because I need money, but I'm done with these people.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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When I was little, Thin Mints were my favorite. I can thank Thin Mints for my love of chocolate and mint. However, I think the recipe changed (or my taste buds) because I don't like them as much. Today my favorite Girl Scout cookies are Caramel de Lites which I'm eating right now.


Nov. 28th, 2011 04:02 pm
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This right here explains why I can't get behind Starfire's portrayal in Red Hood and the Outlaws.

Yes Starfire has always been a sex object, I don't think anyone who has read comics with Starfire in it can deny this fact. However, Lobdell has taken one aspect of who Starfire is and made it her entire being. She just doesn't have any personality in the new series, and that is the problem that most people are having with Starfire. Its the writing/artwork that's the real problem, not Starfire's sexuality. If that makes any sense at all.
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if God hates me or not. Seriously it seems that all I do right now is bitch about life.

So two Saturdays ago my cousin died, and I had to go to California for his funeral. He died of alcohol poisoning most likely. According to his sister it was his first time drinking, which I guess I can believe because he was always kind of nervous about those types of things. I'm actually kind of surprised he drank before he was 21.

Anyway I got back from California and found out that my stats class was going to have a test today. I asked for an extension, because I missed a whole chapter because I was in California helping with the funeral arrangments. He asked if I understood the material, and I said I understood the formulas, just not when to use them (which has always been my problem). He then was like, "I think you should take the test" so I did. I don't think I did good on this test at all. I'm now going to pray I get a C, because I didn't do good on the first one. I suppose I can retake the class if I need to. I'm just kind of pissed off about the whole thing, especially since I have a D before. I suck at school so bad.


Jun. 20th, 2010 02:45 pm
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So my grandma was taken off chemo last Friday because it made her feel so bad she couldn't do anything. After every treatment she would be back in the hospital because she was in so much pain. And it wasn't worth trying to keep her on it because there was very little change. She sounds better now that she's off it, but I know that means little. I really don't think she'll see the end of this year, she isn't good about taking care of herself (part of the reason chemo was so hard). She also seems to be happier, especially now that there is visible hair (really tiny) growing back. My mom's pretty sure she won't see Christmas, so I guess now it's only a matter of time before she goes.
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I don't normally post on the same day. This is really weird. So I realize I have some really weird mental issues when it comes to online things. Seriously. If I make a comment on anything, I'll sit there and stare at it for 10-15 min. wondering if I should hit the post button. Then I'll start tapping the mouse button until I "accidentally" post it. I don't know, I have no problems in real life at all. I can speak in front of whole classrooms fine, but I can't post a simple comment.

I really need to do my homework. I have at least three hours to do, and it's already 10. I wish school were over, though I'll be done with undergrad in 1 1/2 yrs. It sucks that I'll have to stay an extra semester for one class that the history department pushed back a year. I guess a lot of people are in the same boat.

My keyboard on my laptop is starting to bother me. Mostly because half the time my a's don't work. I don't know why, it's really weird, because sometimes I have no trouble and than I do. Like writing this post, half of it I had to re-write because my a's didn't appear, but the other half it did.
Okay I really am going to do homework now I swear.

Ranty stuff

Apr. 7th, 2010 10:09 pm
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Apparently you are not allowed to write fairy tales anymore. They are overdone, and should never ever be written, and you should not show the world your drivel. At least, according to my Creative Writing professor. I guess I was wrong when I thought you could write whatever you wanted, as long as it ended up decent in Creative Writing. I say decent because I never have enough time to edit. I'm more annoyed (really pissed) that he wouldn't even let me finish telling him what my story was about before he shot it down. Literally I said, "My story is going to have some fairy tale elements..." and he interrupted me with "No, never write a fairy tale blah blah blah about how fairy tales are cliche and should no longer be written." Seriously I was pissed off. 

Then fifteen minutes later he was saying fantasy is not legitimate writing for a modern day Creative Writing class. It was okay, if you wanted to write a really unoriginal story. Excuse me, I write fantasy because I enjoy it, and I think it is capable of having meaning. Maybe there is "no original story" in fantasy, but there isn't any in modern realism either. I'm sorry I'm not articulate right now. I guess I might be showing that I'm not an English major by being surprised by this.

In other news I saw Princess and the Frog. It was an okay Disney movie, nothing special, except for the colorful animation. I want posters because they use color so well.

I saw Up for the first time too and thought it was good, but not as good as everyone was saying. I felt like it had a strong beginning and end, but the middle was kind of boring for me. It was better then Princess and the Frog.

I also went and saw How to Train Your Dragon which was awesome. It was my favorite movie I saw over break.

I also saw Clash of the Titans (lots of movies this break) and I have mixed feelings about it. The liberties they took kind of really annoyed me, like making Hades evil. There was no need for that really. I actually liked Perseus with Io rather then Andromeda but it really confused me for most of the movie. To sum it up, I loved the movie if I'm not thinking about the original story, and I disliked it if I think about the original. I think I have to see it again before I really have any idea whether I like it or not. I'll rent it again when it comes out.


Feb. 13th, 2010 02:35 pm
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Last Tuesday my grandma went in for a stroke. It turns out it was a tumor. Today it was discovered that it has spread all throughout her body, and that she may have a week if that. They think it started out as lung cancer, and it spread. I don't know how she is right now, she's had several hallucinations in the past few hours according to my uncle. I don't really want to go back to school, but I know it's best if I do. I'm skipping Monday probably....


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