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Sandborn!

I know I have not posted in forever but yes, I'm still around and yes, things are more or less fine, and maybe when I have spoons I will tell you adventures had BUT.

The point of the post today is?

[personal profile] kittydesade has a new book out! Sandborn! Also edited by [personal profile] lireavue! I love Kitty's writing and I love this story and I've been looking forward to this book coming out for years!

So! Go check it out! Sandborn by Kitty Chandler!

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Ficcies!

So because I clearly needed stuff to distract me in October, I signed up for two fic exchanges (it's Dream's fault, anyway) and, here are two of my gifts!

For the Les Mis Holidays Exchange 2015:

The Changeling Forest and the Hundred-Faced Man - Teen and Up - Javert & Jean Valjean / Javert/Jean Valjean - Second person PoV - Take the Tam Lin fairytale, take the Brick, and shake. Pour into glass and garnish with allusions historical, literary, and religious.

and

rough mind, gentle heart - Teen and Up - Javert/Jean Valjean / Javert & Jean Valjean / Cosette Fauchelevent/Marius Pontmercy / Enjolras/Grantaire / Enjolras & Grantaire / Ambiguous or Implied Relationship(s) - Take Catskin, take The Firebird, and take the philosophies on morality and governance from the Brick. Shake vigorously and well. Pour into glass and top a mixture of Hugo’s writing style mixed with that of fairytales.

Go forth and readinate, if it is to any of your tastes!

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OCtober

Okay, hi. I haven't forgotten the song meme, but I'll pick it up again later. This one is a start of a thing I'll try to keep up through October! It was a Tumblr suggestion of 'post an OC for each day of October.' And since I've actually managed to round up 31 (with a few spare), even if a number of them are sort of fandom OCs, I'll try to do this.

Starting at the beginning. Rowan Willows. )

So that's Rowan in short. Now to get ready for work and ponder if I have idea enough to do continuation of the finishing off of last year's NaNo to make it a full NaNo for this year...

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100 Day Song Challenge: Day 13

Linky.

A favourite cover song. (do you know who sang the original?)

Ahaa oh well. I have quite a few that I love, but this one for some reason has a special place in my heart. Can't Help Falling in Love. I do think the original is Elvis Presley's, but I'm not 100% certain.

Today's crack brought to me by taking screencaps of the 1978 Les Miserables movie, and noticing just how little Javert's uniform trousers leave to imagination. I can provide picture evidence. It's not for the faint of heart.

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100 Day Song Challenge

Linky.

A song from any dead artist.

Well then. That's... narrowing things down so much. Hmm. One in Bulgarian and one not. Very different, but.

The latter very, very much in utter enjoyment of having just (and I mean a few hours ago) seen The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Which was hilarious fun, on so many, many levels. And the music was amazing. But mostly it was so much fun. From Armie Hammer somehow folded into a Trabant, which is a TINY car, to amazingly dynamic car races at... 40? 50? km/h. To. Everything about the lead four's dynamics. Pretty much, I'm very very satisfied with this movie, its OT3, and my day today.

May be I won't manage to get to the second Arrow ep for the day, but I suspect I'll survive. And/or watch it in the morning. ;)

STUFF.

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100 Day Song Challenge

Linky.

A song from an artist you are attracted to.

Oh boy. -consults recent youtube history- So in Love - Lara Fabian and Mario Frangoulis. And if you have a question about it (sadly, the clip doesn't show them), the answer is yes.

In other news, I'm finally progressing towards finishing the seasons of Flarrow that I left off in February. Two eps each, that's not bad! I'm determined that I'm actually going to know what [personal profile] kittydesade is talking about in at least some of her panels at Dragon*Con this year. >.> I'm sort of irritated at Arrow, but, oh well.

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100 Day Song Challenge

Linky.

A song from one of your favourite albums. (what is the album?)

Y'all get two, again.
Crash and Burn from Savage Garden's Affirmation, and (Bulgarian) Spasenie - Salvation from the album of the same name (CW: drug use/overdose).

Both albums... were things I played a lot, over and over and over again, during a time when I needed emotional support, and it worked. (Note: drug use was never a thing that I ave struggled with, but I know enough people for whom it was, and is, a real issue...)

STUFF! And things.

Also, it's not even 11 pm on Friday night and I'm falling asleep. I think I'll curl up with Privilege of the Sword and have emotions and then sleep...

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100 Day Song Challenge

Oops, fell asleep last night. Linky.

A childhood memory T.V. theme tune.

You get a full episode of Nu, Pogodi, because can't find just the theme. And, bonus, Pink Panther. Because the Sunday football / politics show was only bearable to me as a kid because there was an episode of Pink Panther most weeks.

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Stuff

100 Day Song Challenge:

A song you used to like but now hate.

(Mostly, I listened to the lyrics:) Someone Like You I'm sorry, but if you want the best for you ex, reminding them that you're not over them is the last-- okay, maybe not the last thing to do, but very much down there.

Wednesday Reads: Still adoring reading through Les Miserables and this fic. Also re-reading the Swords of Riverside and SO MANY ALEC AND RICHARD EMOTIONS. SO MANY EMOTIONS, HELP!

... pretty tame week, new reading-wise. Oh well.

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100 Day Song Challenge

Linky.

One of your favourite songs.

Oh boy. Let's go with Imagine. But there are many more.

/gets distracted by Alfie Boe on the way to that link

Alfie Boe is a distraction today. Including the option of maybe getting to watch him live, depending on a thousand things, circa New Year on Broadway...

We'll see.

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100 Day Song Challenge

Linky.

A novelty song.


AHAHAHAA What Does the Fox Say because reasons. (Will you communicate by mo-o-o-orse...)

Today has been brought by frustrating day at work and finishing the lovely 1978 film of Les Miserables. I have to finish both French versions, but this one seems definitely the best of the English language ones I've seen so far.

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100 Day Song Challenge

Doing two, because I missed yesterday because travel! Mmm getting to breathe some cleaner air up in the Balkan mountains, though. (Also, apparently my phone can survive a brief unintended dunking in a bathtub. Good to know, though I don't want to do it again...)

Anyway. Link to the challenge again.

A song you can remember you parents listening to.


I'm putting three here, because.

My mum: Non, je ne regrette rien

My father: Caribe

My stepdad, because I GREW UP ON BEATLES AND IT WAS HIS FAULT, Let It Be.

A song a friend likes but you don't.


Not necessarily a particular friend, but there are times when I feel like I'm the only person who doesn't like it... and I can't stand it. Blue.

Now, nap. And then probably something more Les Mis related. Because might as well ride the tidal wave, right?

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Day three

100 Day Song Challenge

A song that reminds you of a night out. (when was it and where?)


... so many options, there. But I'll go with Smooth. Because I love love love the song, and it WAS out around the time of my high school graduation, when there were nights out.


Also, I quite enjoyed reading this list of beautiful sentences in literature. Only, for you lovelies out there who might end up being UNHAPPY, the last one is by Cassandra Clare. So click only with that in mind.

In other fun news, I was supposed to have left for the mountains for a couple of days with the boy and the boys' parents. (Since my mum and her partner are off camping elsewhere.) Which would have been a thing, I'd have been up in the cool clean air... if the boy hadn't blatantly ignored what I'd told him about when to come pick me up from work, because the main road from that side of the city towards the center, and by extension the bus station, is under repairs and the traffic jam is horrible. No, he showed up twenty minutes later. We saw the bus as it left the bus station, but...
Oh well. Traveling tomorrow in the morning.

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100 Day Song Challenge

The challenge.

A song from the first album you ever bought. (what was the album?)


... I have genuinely no idea what the first album I bought was. So I'm going to see if I can go with a fairy tale narration on a record (The wolf and the seven young kids) (HUH, that's a Grimm tale...) Yes, there is a video of one of the memorable songs.

Look, it's the best I can come up with for first album.

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Meme

In an attempt to get back into the habit of posting here a bit more, I'll try to do the 100 day song challenge! I will be AFK for some days, so it might be a little choppy, sometimes, but. Better try and fail than not try at all?

So, first one.

A song you know all the lyrics to.


I'll take Amit's example and do one song in English, and one in Bulgarian, because why not?

Savage Garden: Crash and Burn and a song from an oldish Bulgarian movie (not using the original film video, because somewhat out of context character suicide, though I can link, if anyone wants black and white footage.)


Also, just because, Wednesday Reads notes: I've discovered that Les Miserables is actually kind of lovely to read in French. And my French is really not quite on the level for me to expect reading to be pleasing. Who'd have thought? And, on that note, Javert/Valjean fic rec, new chapter will likely be coming up tomorrow.
Other things: I am enjoying the Lunar Chronicles, even if a lot of the characters are teenagers and augh... Also, have started re-reading the Wheel of Time books, which got interrupted by re-reading the Swords of Riverside because a friend inhaled the first two books and a slew of the short stories, so clearly I needed a refresher...
Brandon Sanderson's Firefight reminded me that I kind of like his main character a lot, and had me wondering why I took so long to start reading, though [personal profile] starflarker's reaction to the end of Steelheart might be a clue. I don't honestly remember.
... oh, and I love love love the Young Wizards series. Surprising exactly nobody.
And also A Darker Shade of Magic, a relatively new fantasy (first book of... series) by V. E. Schwab. Lovely worldbuilding, and, well. Characters intensity, I like.
A few lovely things I'm looking forward to are coming out in the fall, as always.

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Meme!

that meme where you give me a character and I tell you three random pieces of personal canon about them: let's do that.

Y'all can ask for any of these characters / related fandoms, as well as an original character, too. Ones that are currently easily accessible, other than those who've been around for years (the first three are there in the linked list, the rest aren't...):
* Naima: engineering auditor who ends up, via ritual, with the knowledge of the Library of Alexandria in her mind, and some of it is occult.
* Rafan: starts out as oriental-flavor sex slave but things change for him and he ends up immortal (and, possibly, for a while ruler of his own country).
* Nehlie: alien time traveler assassin.
* Evil queen (TM) (she's still not named, but) and, from the same story, traveling warrior princess.
* Kitsune who's not that eager to go after human men.

... did I mention before that my mind has been going nuts with original stories, recently?

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meme!

If you could have me write a fic specifically for you, what would it be like? Fandom, characters/pairing, genre, plot elements, kinks (if applicable)... what's your ideal fic from me?

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Challenges?

Reading challenges. 2015. )

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Wednesday reads

Gale Women, Sci-fi thoughts, The Song of Achilles, and more. )

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Meme! Chatty December!

... okay, let's see if this one is going to work. Leave me prompts and dates, and I'll try to write about those - questions about me, writing, fandom, whatever you will.

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When the date comes, I'll make a post, and then prooobably link it here. :)

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