ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (Default)
It's been Stormaggedon here in the Philippines for the past... week? Weeks? and I have spent this one so far this way:
  • Monday | went on leave for fear of dying from flying roofs and falling tree trunks; then it turned out that the typhoon had already subsided in the Metro, and i beat myself up over having wasted my leave that way. Dad (who normally discourages going on a leave for reasons that are not near-paralytic illness) said not to fret about it, though, since it was raining like a fucking deadly thing on our side of the country so I was eventually able to enjoy my rest day in peace. Relatively.
  • Tuesday | took advantage of the fairly decent weather and finally submitted my scholarship application for grad school--at super speed over lunch. *FINGERS CROSSED* Went to dinner with Potthead friends to celebrate Harry P's 32nd birthday, had an encounter with an idiot cab driver on the way home, and ended up walking the whole kilometer to the train station instead. Instant exercise! Watched the latest episode of Teen Wolf, and flailed and cried inside.
  • Wednesday | Fucking. Overslept. Thanks, Stiles.
    Thursday morning - present time | Celebrating "Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (Month of the National Language)" with friends by speaking purely in Filipino (including non-English-based slang) on Plurk and having a good, hearty, side-splitting laugh about it. We're giving [livejournal.com profile] aesires til sundown before she cracks from the challenge, and starts spouting English again and nothing but Filipino curses instead. (Most Filipinos have gotten so used to mixing the national language with English that it has become extremely difficult to keep speaking in pure Filipino while keeping a straight face.)

Tonight I'll be seeing Brave with a couple of said friends. Excite! :D Meridaaaaa. Can't wait to love youuuuu ♥


Speaking of Clint and Natasha's lovechild, I've been encountering a lot of wank over the upcoming (is it still apt to call it 'upcoming' if it's still about two years away?) Winter Soldier movie lately, a lot of it from people who are afraid that Bucky Barnes will bring in the "ruin" of the Clint/Natasha and Steve/Tony ships, and this just... bothers me. This post pretty much sums up what I feel about it and, as the OP writes about as well, the frustration of Black Widow fans over Natasha not getting her own movie before Bucky.

Basically, (1) I'm with the people in support of more female and POC leads in superhero movies, but I refuse to do this by shitting on characters that actually have a very interesting arc and especially whom I have grown to love; (2) I think ship wars are stupid and pointless, and I'm just going to my corner and enjoy my Avengers love in peace with people who are in the fandom for the love and fun as well, okay? Okay.



ANYWAY. More pleasant stuff: This Teen Wolf meta about the classical elements in the show, and how next season could just be the year of Stiles makes me miss being in lit class at uni; and this spoken word performance about the expectations and realities of love makes me miss performance lit class like endlessly burning. Why did I decide to do a business-related post-grad again? ;_;


Hey guys, heeeeyyy! ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (Default)
It's been Stormaggedon here in the Philippines for the past... week? Weeks? and I have spent this one so far this way:
  • Monday | went on leave for fear of dying from flying roofs and falling tree trunks; then it turned out that the typhoon had already subsided in the Metro, and i beat myself up over having wasted my leave that way. Dad (who normally discourages going on a leave for reasons that are not near-paralytic illness) said not to fret about it, though, since it was raining like a fucking deadly thing on our side of the country so I was eventually able to enjoy my rest day in peace. Relatively.
  • Tuesday | took advantage of the fairly decent weather and finally submitted my scholarship application for grad school--at super speed over lunch. *FINGERS CROSSED* Went to dinner with Potthead friends to celebrate Harry P's 32nd birthday, had an encounter with an idiot cab driver on the way home, and ended up walking the whole kilometer to the train station instead. Instant exercise! Watched the latest episode of Teen Wolf, and flailed and cried inside.
  • Wednesday | Fucking. Overslept. Thanks, Stiles.
    Thursday morning - present time | Celebrating "Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (Month of the National Language)" with friends by speaking purely in Filipino (including non-English-based slang) on Plurk and having a good, hearty, side-splitting laugh about it. We're giving [livejournal.com profile] aesires til sundown before she cracks from the challenge, and starts spouting English again and nothing but Filipino curses instead. (Most Filipinos have gotten so used to mixing the national language with English that it has become extremely difficult to keep speaking in pure Filipino while keeping a straight face.)

Tonight I'll be seeing Brave with a couple of said friends. Excite! :D Meridaaaaa. Can't wait to love youuuuu ♥


Speaking of Clint and Natasha's lovechild, I've been encountering a lot of wank over the upcoming (is it still apt to call it 'upcoming' if it's still about two years away?) Winter Soldier movie lately, a lot of it from people who are afraid that Bucky Barnes will bring in the "ruin" of the Clint/Natasha and Steve/Tony ships, and this just... bothers me. This post pretty much sums up what I feel about it and, as the OP writes about as well, the frustration of Black Widow fans over Natasha not getting her own movie before Bucky.

Basically, (1) I'm with the people in support of more female and POC leads in superhero movies, but I refuse to do this by shitting on characters that actually have a very interesting arc and especially whom I have grown to love; (2) I think ship wars are stupid and pointless, and I'm just going to my corner and enjoy my Avengers love in peace with people who are in the fandom for the love and fun as well, okay? Okay.



ANYWAY. More pleasant stuff: This Teen Wolf meta about the classical elements in the show, and how next season could just be the year of Stiles makes me miss being in lit class at uni; and this spoken word performance about the expectations and realities of love makes me miss performance lit class like endlessly burning. Why did I decide to do a business-related post-grad again? ;_;


Hey guys, heeeeyyy! ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (jukame)
You know when you're bracing yourself from an epic commute, and one of your old school friends chances upon you on the way to the bus station and offers you a ride to your destination because they're passing by that area anyway?

And then an hour after your lunch date with your grandparents and uncles and cousins and hanging about your grandparents' home with them, you excuse yourself from the house so you can meet up with friends for some business-related things (le business) after so, so, so, so long, and it turns out your uncle happens to be going out as well and decides to drop you off where you're going?

Of course said meeting, as usual, is full of productivity and crack (courtesy of people taking advantage of the boss's technological ineptitude and messing with his Facebook page) and adorable little things (cats, and a baby girl dancing to 500 Miles) and friends who are awesome at giving back massages and who let you steal their crisps and their drink and are just plain awesome in general. And your boss, as usual, gives you and three others a ride home just in time for dinner with your grandparents again, and you end up spending less than $2 at the end of it all.

Yeah, this has been a post was a pretty cool day. *conks out*




sexually-frustrated!ArthurBradley
gives me happy pants
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (jukame)
You know when you're bracing yourself from an epic commute, and one of your old school friends chances upon you on the way to the bus station and offers you a ride to your destination because they're passing by that area anyway?

And then an hour after your lunch date with your grandparents and uncles and cousins and hanging about your grandparents' home with them, you excuse yourself from the house so you can meet up with friends for some business-related things (le business) after so, so, so, so long, and it turns out your uncle happens to be going out as well and decides to drop you off where you're going?

Of course said meeting, as usual, is full of productivity and crack (courtesy of people taking advantage of the boss's technological ineptitude and messing with his Facebook page) and adorable little things (cats, and a baby girl dancing to 500 Miles) and friends who are awesome at giving back massages and who let you steal their crisps and their drink and are just plain awesome in general. And your boss, as usual, gives you and three others a ride home just in time for dinner with your grandparents again, and you end up spending less than $2 at the end of it all.

Yeah, this has been a post was a pretty cool day. *conks out*




sexually-frustrated!ArthurBradley
gives me happy pants
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (i love blondes whut 8D)

HAPPY DRAGON YEAR, EVERYONE! :D


I take special pride in having been born a(n earth) dragon because, HELLO, LEGENDARY MYSTICAL CREATURE. 8D Also I like to imagine being under Merlin's command. ;) My CNY resolutions: work much much harder for the things that truly matter, establish a much much stronger relationship with the people I love (read: talk more openly with them and stop being such an emotionally-constipated freak), and be braver. I can do this.

Anyway! Today is a holiday, but I'm still feeling pretty damn tired and I wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. And the rest of the week. If I can have my way, I'll just isolate myself in a room for days and read all the fic and draw all the art and just sleep and nibble on choice snacks in between. But for now I have to work my ten-and-a-half-hour day, finish design commissions, and accomplish my grad school application.

I am actually also planning on trying for a scholarship to Central European University next year. Their gender studies program looks promising, I can possibly specialize in queer theory if I want to, and I've heard good things about the school, so... Lol. STUDYING: IT TURNS ME ON.


In other news, lookit! We have a new puppy:



Named him Blond Junno after this idiot, but hey_cee@Twitter calls him "BJ" so we can pretend that he's also called "Bradley James". XD He's a two-month-old golden retriever and labrador mix, adorably round and at the moment nearly smaller than legos. He's only been with us a week (I shall miss him during the days that I am not at home), but he's already just as much a part of the family as these two rascals, who have a love/terrified-of relationship with him right now. It's very amusing to watch.

Speaking of watching things, I still cannot relate to everyone's Reichenbach feels because MURPHY D8 (aka work, more work, most? And my room being taken away from me because of my great aunts and uncles visiting again. Why'd I decide to go back to living with my grandfolks again? Lol my life. I did manage to go out with friends at some point, which... awesome.) I got to watch the latest episode of Glee on TV this morning, though. Which TOTALLY NOT THE SAME THING, but I just had to say: can they just stick to performing musical numbers, please? Because they're actually still good with those.

Oh, and I've been reading the Hunger Games trilogy so I won't be a total n00b while watching the movie in March April. I've been hearing a bit of disappointment from some people about the final book, but for now I'm quite enjoying what I'm reading, though I suppose I can do without the excessive romance. Ah well, whatevs. Dystopian fiction is like fodder to me.


Also, lmao, the shit fans notice:


(sourcery)
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (i love blondes whut 8D)

HAPPY DRAGON YEAR, EVERYONE! :D


I take special pride in having been born a(n earth) dragon because, HELLO, LEGENDARY MYSTICAL CREATURE. 8D Also I like to imagine being under Merlin's command. ;) My CNY resolutions: work much much harder for the things that truly matter, establish a much much stronger relationship with the people I love (read: talk more openly with them and stop being such an emotionally-constipated freak), and be braver. I can do this.

Anyway! Today is a holiday, but I'm still feeling pretty damn tired and I wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. And the rest of the week. If I can have my way, I'll just isolate myself in a room for days and read all the fic and draw all the art and just sleep and nibble on choice snacks in between. But for now I have to work my ten-and-a-half-hour day, finish design commissions, and accomplish my grad school application.

I am actually also planning on trying for a scholarship to Central European University next year. Their gender studies program looks promising, I can possibly specialize in queer theory if I want to, and I've heard good things about the school, so... Lol. STUDYING: IT TURNS ME ON.


In other news, lookit! We have a new puppy:



Named him Blond Junno after this idiot, but hey_cee@Twitter calls him "BJ" so we can pretend that he's also called "Bradley James". XD He's a two-month-old golden retriever and labrador mix, adorably round and at the moment nearly smaller than legos. He's only been with us a week (I shall miss him during the days that I am not at home), but he's already just as much a part of the family as these two rascals, who have a love/terrified-of relationship with him right now. It's very amusing to watch.

Speaking of watching things, I still cannot relate to everyone's Reichenbach feels because MURPHY D8 (aka work, more work, most? And my room being taken away from me because of my great aunts and uncles visiting again. Why'd I decide to go back to living with my grandfolks again? Lol my life. I did manage to go out with friends at some point, which... awesome.) I got to watch the latest episode of Glee on TV this morning, though. Which TOTALLY NOT THE SAME THING, but I just had to say: can they just stick to performing musical numbers, please? Because they're actually still good with those.

Oh, and I've been reading the Hunger Games trilogy so I won't be a total n00b while watching the movie in March April. I've been hearing a bit of disappointment from some people about the final book, but for now I'm quite enjoying what I'm reading, though I suppose I can do without the excessive romance. Ah well, whatevs. Dystopian fiction is like fodder to me.


Also, lmao, the shit fans notice:


(sourcery)
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (arthur/merlin)
They were having a fair at my sister's university today, and she got me a black notebook with line-less paper, just because. GUYS. A NICE LITTLE NOTEBOOK. WITH LINE-LESS PAPER. THAT I CAN DRAW ON.A NOTEBOOK THAT I CAN BRING WITH ME EVERYWHERE. AND DOODLE ON ANY TIME I WANT. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, I THINK I'M GOING TO CRY. ;AAAAAA;

And that was me masking my flaily excitement over BRADLEY AND COLIN IN THE THEATRE WATCHING HAMLET today. Be still my beating heart! *promptly faints*



So have you guys been? 8D I've been busy. But, lookit, I drew artses for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays! :'D


Title: You'll be the king, and I'll be...
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] mightypretty
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: NSFW. Highlight to read: fingering, rimming, bottom!Arthur
Notes: American High School AU based on the prompts secret boyfriends + established relationship and, loosely, on the lyric "I'll save the last dance for you".


Title: Happy Christmas, Baby
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] derryere
Rating: G
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: None
Artist's Notes: Based off H's fic Good News (is on the way). :)
Brb seriously drained from work and commuting to the hometown today, so I'll catch up with you all tomorrow, yeah? For now, I shall leave you with these celebratory UNICORN POOP COOKIES befitting of Bradley and Colin's sparkly rainbow love! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

ETA. My Boys (Mwah) aka KAT-TUN have their own anime-fied TV commercial. THIS DAY JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER, HOLY FUCK.
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (arthur/merlin)
They were having a fair at my sister's university today, and she got me a black notebook with line-less paper, just because. GUYS. A NICE LITTLE NOTEBOOK. WITH LINE-LESS PAPER. THAT I CAN DRAW ON.A NOTEBOOK THAT I CAN BRING WITH ME EVERYWHERE. AND DOODLE ON ANY TIME I WANT. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, I THINK I'M GOING TO CRY. ;AAAAAA;

And that was me masking my flaily excitement over BRADLEY AND COLIN IN THE THEATRE WATCHING HAMLET today. Be still my beating heart! *promptly faints*



So have you guys been? 8D I've been busy. But, lookit, I drew artses for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays! :'D


Title: You'll be the king, and I'll be...
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] mightypretty
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: NSFW. Highlight to read: fingering, rimming, bottom!Arthur
Notes: American High School AU based on the prompts secret boyfriends + established relationship and, loosely, on the lyric "I'll save the last dance for you".


Title: Happy Christmas, Baby
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] derryere
Rating: G
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: None
Artist's Notes: Based off H's fic Good News (is on the way). :)
Brb seriously drained from work and commuting to the hometown today, so I'll catch up with you all tomorrow, yeah? For now, I shall leave you with these celebratory UNICORN POOP COOKIES befitting of Bradley and Colin's sparkly rainbow love! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

ETA. My Boys (Mwah) aka KAT-TUN have their own anime-fied TV commercial. THIS DAY JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER, HOLY FUCK.
ravyn_ashling: (colin)
This was my face right after the nerve-wracking ordeal with live streams so I could catch the Merlin series premiere in real time last night (3AM today if you take into account my, as [livejournal.com profile] chaosmaka calls it, being from the future). You could tell how much pain and suffering I had been in, to keep myself awake, in the way my eyes are wide open as I smile and twitch about.

It was all very much worth it though, as the episode was fucking fantastic and, despite the fact that my stream kept making its own cliffhangers ever couple or so minutes, kept me glued to the edge of my seat from all the feelings. Downloaded a copy at once when I woke up some few hours later, and watched it again with better focus and even greater appreciation with my little brothers:


(shh, i'm Gwaine.)


Had an early birthday dinner celebration with my family at a nearby Japanese place today. RYUMA is our very own version of Little Tokyo in Makati down here at the south, only a lot more colourful and with more exciting things to do especially if you have kids with you. It's like having a regular every day matsuri (festival) right in your backyard, really.

My brothers usually go home with new toys or stroller bags and even got a free bicycle once before, but today they were also able to experience these )

At home I had a couple bottles of Tanduay Ice Alcomix with my dad and mum. Mum, having a very low tolerance for alcohol, was surprised to learn that I used to drink a lot at uni. Which is odd because I always told them whenever I had been planning to, and they always gave me permission and never seemed to mind whenever I got home at three in a morning simply passing out in the living room couch. WHICH led me to wonder whether I'd been mistaken all these years and my parents (or mum at least) had not necessarily trusted me to party "responsibly" with my college buddies all those years, and I had been only short of a rebel. 8D orz.

Anyway, I bought myself new shoes ) Buying yourself your own presents ftmfw! XD;; Also waiting for my rainbow beanie to arrive, so [livejournal.com profile] azhrien-papan and I could camwhore as a ghei father-and-son duo with our matching Pride beanies and blond frocks once and for all. T3Tb

And finally... [Merlin S04E02 spoilers] PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I DIE ON THE SPOT. DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD'8
ravyn_ashling: (colin)
This was my face right after the nerve-wracking ordeal with live streams so I could catch the Merlin series premiere in real time last night (3AM today if you take into account my, as [livejournal.com profile] chaosmaka calls it, being from the future). You could tell how much pain and suffering I had been in, to keep myself awake, in the way my eyes are wide open as I smile and twitch about.

It was all very much worth it though, as the episode was fucking fantastic and, despite the fact that my stream kept making its own cliffhangers ever couple or so minutes, kept me glued to the edge of my seat from all the feelings. Downloaded a copy at once when I woke up some few hours later, and watched it again with better focus and even greater appreciation with my little brothers:


(shh, i'm Gwaine.)


Had an early birthday dinner celebration with my family at a nearby Japanese place today. RYUMA is our very own version of Little Tokyo in Makati down here at the south, only a lot more colourful and with more exciting things to do especially if you have kids with you. It's like having a regular every day matsuri (festival) right in your backyard, really.

My brothers usually go home with new toys or stroller bags and even got a free bicycle once before, but today they were also able to experience these )

At home I had a couple bottles of Tanduay Ice Alcomix with my dad and mum. Mum, having a very low tolerance for alcohol, was surprised to learn that I used to drink a lot at uni. Which is odd because I always told them whenever I had been planning to, and they always gave me permission and never seemed to mind whenever I got home at three in a morning simply passing out in the living room couch. WHICH led me to wonder whether I'd been mistaken all these years and my parents (or mum at least) had not necessarily trusted me to party "responsibly" with my college buddies all those years, and I had been only short of a rebel. 8D orz.

Anyway, I bought myself new shoes ) Buying yourself your own presents ftmfw! XD;; Also waiting for my rainbow beanie to arrive, so [livejournal.com profile] azhrien-papan and I could camwhore as a ghei father-and-son duo with our matching Pride beanies and blond frocks once and for all. T3Tb

And finally... [Merlin S04E02 spoilers] PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I DIE ON THE SPOT. DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD'8
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (unf.)


Woke up with a horrible back ache today, and it's making designing 23532975 projects a living hell with how fucked my sense of coordination seems to be all of a sudden, and I can't even keep my back straight for more than a minute. /KRAI

At least I can relax a bit with friends later when we visit Little Tokyo for some noms and happy tiemz. (Already warned them about my incapacity to handle things with care at the moment and apologised in advance about whatever substances I splatter onto their skin later. With the promise to lick them off ever so softly, of course.)

Anyway, I just really wanted to greet [livejournal.com profile] tourdefierce a

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILYYYYY!


because I love you and wish you all the good things in the world including my pants and our plans on eloping and swimming in written and illustrated pornage together for the rest of our lives. :'3



P.S. Friends from affected areas in the UK! I hope you're all staying safe. D: *SENDS LOVE*
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (unf.)


Woke up with a horrible back ache today, and it's making designing 23532975 projects a living hell with how fucked my sense of coordination seems to be all of a sudden, and I can't even keep my back straight for more than a minute. /KRAI

At least I can relax a bit with friends later when we visit Little Tokyo for some noms and happy tiemz. (Already warned them about my incapacity to handle things with care at the moment and apologised in advance about whatever substances I splatter onto their skin later. With the promise to lick them off ever so softly, of course.)

Anyway, I just really wanted to greet [livejournal.com profile] tourdefierce a

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILYYYYY!


because I love you and wish you all the good things in the world including my pants and our plans on eloping and swimming in written and illustrated pornage together for the rest of our lives. :'3



P.S. Friends from affected areas in the UK! I hope you're all staying safe. D: *SENDS LOVE*
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (leetol dwaco)


Work has been taking over my life so much these days that I can't even get to answering that meme I posted a couple weeks ago. I swear I'll do that soon. Ish. Or not. I should stop trying to promise to do something because, whenever I do, I never manage to.

Gah, here, have some art:


Title: Beneath These Bandages
Fandom: BBC Merlin
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: T
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 @ [livejournal.com profile] hs_merlin.

{ Show it to me. }



Title: Doughnut War
Fandom: BBC Merlin
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: T
Notes: For the 2011 Cuddle Fest hosted by [livejournal.com profile] hermette.

{ It was a doughnut made from heaven, okay. }

Will be seeing [livejournal.com profile] ionnesaysrawr and [livejournal.com profile] purebloodqueen for some Omakase tonight, and meeting [livejournal.com profile] chibiko_pandaたち (lol Hachi-tachi) for Harry Potter sexy good tiemz tomorrow. At least those are some things to look forward to. ♥

Also [livejournal.com profile] myxstorie wrote Ueda/Junno fic, and those boys coupled with Vix's writing never fail to make my day brighter. :')

Hope you guys are having a happy Thursday!
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (leetol dwaco)


Work has been taking over my life so much these days that I can't even get to answering that meme I posted a couple weeks ago. I swear I'll do that soon. Ish. Or not. I should stop trying to promise to do something because, whenever I do, I never manage to.

Gah, here, have some art:


Title: Beneath These Bandages
Fandom: BBC Merlin
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: T
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 @ [livejournal.com profile] hs_merlin.

{ Show it to me. }



Title: Doughnut War
Fandom: BBC Merlin
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: T
Notes: For the 2011 Cuddle Fest hosted by [livejournal.com profile] hermette.

{ It was a doughnut made from heaven, okay. }

Will be seeing [livejournal.com profile] ionnesaysrawr and [livejournal.com profile] purebloodqueen for some Omakase tonight, and meeting [livejournal.com profile] chibiko_pandaたち (lol Hachi-tachi) for Harry Potter sexy good tiemz tomorrow. At least those are some things to look forward to. ♥

Also [livejournal.com profile] myxstorie wrote Ueda/Junno fic, and those boys coupled with Vix's writing never fail to make my day brighter. :')

Hope you guys are having a happy Thursday!
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (romeo & junno)
So. First post of the month, and ngl I have hardly been on LJ for the past couple weeks. Which means I truly, madly, deeply mean it now when I ask: ohaigaiz howzit what's up with you? :D

Here's what's been up with me~

- Finally submitted my [livejournal.com profile] hs_merlin art last night. Was a day late based on my timezone, which had been kind of a first for me since I'm usually speedy weedy but my pentablet died only last--November, okay, I'd still been in mourning. And I left my mouse in Laguna and there was no way I would be colouring my piece using a bloody touchpad.

- So I bought myself a new pentablet. A Wacom Bamboo, which is definitely progress from the basic Genius tablet [livejournal.com profile] aesires gave me for Christmas five years ago. (I will love thee for-ever, though, Teban and AJ. You have lived so much longer than what had been expected of you and served me well.)

- During my state of lament, though, however absent from fandom I seem to have been, I finally--FINALLY--managed to watch BBC's Sherlock, and. Oh. Ohhhh! My. God. Best. Thing. Ever. I love how, as [livejournal.com profile] wallyflower puts it, "this series is all about SHERLOCK" and doesn't bother with a crazed attempt to be a carbon copy of Holmes. He's still Sherlock Holmes, greatest detective of all time, and I cherish all the elements that clearly remind me of book!Holmes but I love every new twist to his character in this series as well. Also, while I am now a Cumberbitch in every single way, every single day, DOCTOR JOHN IN MY PANTS PRZKTHXBAI.

Don't think I'm getting into fandom, though. Can't even properly read fic, no matter how much I love Sherlock/John.

- Also watched the first episode of Starz Camelot, and, well. JCB certainly doesn't have Bradley's hair. Or Bradley's face. Not even the crookedness of his teeth can match the perfect imperfection of Bradley's. And it's going to take ages to get used to Joseph Fiennes being so--cray cray, yes--but way too seriousface Merlin. But it's certainly interesting and hella sexy AND OMG THAT FINAL SCENE. ;A; And Eva-Motherfucking-HBIC-Green, hot damn! I'll never have the same enthusiasm for this show as much I do BBC Merlin, but I'm game for watching it as it goes on anyway. At least I can still ship Arthur and Merlin.

- I'm not even going to start with how much RL work I have on my hands. It's cool, it's good, though; finally a regular and my boss assured me that he's got my back even when I decide to leave the company, the sweetheart. Probably in a year, sir, once I've managed to produce enough proof of my awesomeness.

- Lol finally, because idk I have to let it out like it's some bad gas in my big fat heart, I've given up on American Idol when Tyler Grady got cut right after his first performance on the big stage (I think I might be jinxing my Top 24 favourites all this time: Danny Noriega, Alex Wagner-Trugman even though I only like him because he's slashy with Cody Sheldon aka the guy he beat out during the final audition hurr, Tyler Grady and, just this week--and I've only really been watching just this week--Brett Loewenstern and Rachel Zevita) but I love that Steven Tyler is judging because we get to have people like that James Durbin kid around. (I love him, too, he's my official favourite even though I know my bias should be Thia Megia because, hey, Filipino Pride! I do support her, though, but James Durbin is too goddamn fucking adorable, okay? Shutting up now.)

- Speaking of Thia Megia, between her and Maria Aragon and Charice, I am a little amazed at the recognition Filipinos are getting internationally. Maybe I should hop in and see if I can still get that rock star dream. Lmao not a chance.

- HEEEY HOOOOO CAN I HAVE A KIM TAE HEE x HORIKITA MAKI x KUROKI MEISA DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICH YO, shh yeah so i'm really half lesbo. [/fails as a rapper too]

- Went and bit that paid account trial thing, but I'm a bit wary of using the extra icon space because it's only going to be temporary and I have issues with letting go. Give me a couple hours, though, I'll prolly succumb soon enough. I should really just get a paid account already. >___>;;;



キャー(>ω<*)ノノ田♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (romeo & junno)
So. First post of the month, and ngl I have hardly been on LJ for the past couple weeks. Which means I truly, madly, deeply mean it now when I ask: ohaigaiz howzit what's up with you? :D

Here's what's been up with me~

- Finally submitted my [livejournal.com profile] hs_merlin art last night. Was a day late based on my timezone, which had been kind of a first for me since I'm usually speedy weedy but my pentablet died only last--November, okay, I'd still been in mourning. And I left my mouse in Laguna and there was no way I would be colouring my piece using a bloody touchpad.

- So I bought myself a new pentablet. A Wacom Bamboo, which is definitely progress from the basic Genius tablet [livejournal.com profile] aesires gave me for Christmas five years ago. (I will love thee for-ever, though, Teban and AJ. You have lived so much longer than what had been expected of you and served me well.)

- During my state of lament, though, however absent from fandom I seem to have been, I finally--FINALLY--managed to watch BBC's Sherlock, and. Oh. Ohhhh! My. God. Best. Thing. Ever. I love how, as [livejournal.com profile] wallyflower puts it, "this series is all about SHERLOCK" and doesn't bother with a crazed attempt to be a carbon copy of Holmes. He's still Sherlock Holmes, greatest detective of all time, and I cherish all the elements that clearly remind me of book!Holmes but I love every new twist to his character in this series as well. Also, while I am now a Cumberbitch in every single way, every single day, DOCTOR JOHN IN MY PANTS PRZKTHXBAI.

Don't think I'm getting into fandom, though. Can't even properly read fic, no matter how much I love Sherlock/John.

- Also watched the first episode of Starz Camelot, and, well. JCB certainly doesn't have Bradley's hair. Or Bradley's face. Not even the crookedness of his teeth can match the perfect imperfection of Bradley's. And it's going to take ages to get used to Joseph Fiennes being so--cray cray, yes--but way too seriousface Merlin. But it's certainly interesting and hella sexy AND OMG THAT FINAL SCENE. ;A; And Eva-Motherfucking-HBIC-Green, hot damn! I'll never have the same enthusiasm for this show as much I do BBC Merlin, but I'm game for watching it as it goes on anyway. At least I can still ship Arthur and Merlin.

- I'm not even going to start with how much RL work I have on my hands. It's cool, it's good, though; finally a regular and my boss assured me that he's got my back even when I decide to leave the company, the sweetheart. Probably in a year, sir, once I've managed to produce enough proof of my awesomeness.

- Lol finally, because idk I have to let it out like it's some bad gas in my big fat heart, I've given up on American Idol when Tyler Grady got cut right after his first performance on the big stage (I think I might be jinxing my Top 24 favourites all this time: Danny Noriega, Alex Wagner-Trugman even though I only like him because he's slashy with Cody Sheldon aka the guy he beat out during the final audition hurr, Tyler Grady and, just this week--and I've only really been watching just this week--Brett Loewenstern and Rachel Zevita) but I love that Steven Tyler is judging because we get to have people like that James Durbin kid around. (I love him, too, he's my official favourite even though I know my bias should be Thia Megia because, hey, Filipino Pride! I do support her, though, but James Durbin is too goddamn fucking adorable, okay? Shutting up now.)

- Speaking of Thia Megia, between her and Maria Aragon and Charice, I am a little amazed at the recognition Filipinos are getting internationally. Maybe I should hop in and see if I can still get that rock star dream. Lmao not a chance.

- HEEEY HOOOOO CAN I HAVE A KIM TAE HEE x HORIKITA MAKI x KUROKI MEISA DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICH YO, shh yeah so i'm really half lesbo. [/fails as a rapper too]

- Went and bit that paid account trial thing, but I'm a bit wary of using the extra icon space because it's only going to be temporary and I have issues with letting go. Give me a couple hours, though, I'll prolly succumb soon enough. I should really just get a paid account already. >___>;;;



キャー(>ω<*)ノノ田♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (OHAI)
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This is Ralph. He is my and (my sort-of-but-not-really-girlfriend to whom, if bisexual polygamous weddings were allowed, I would be married right now) [livejournal.com profile] dadomz's honourary kitten and the most precious little boy in the entire universe. Those who have been friends with me since my college days would know him from The Misadventures of Ralph and Conan aka ~The Slash~ (I should be ashamed but we all know I have none), but he's come a bit of a long way from that now with his supermegafoxyawesome hot rock demigoddess of a girlfriend she makes me question my already far gone beyond dubious sexuality even further--and if this skeevy ass declaration isn't enough... why, yes, I do love their love. (Shh, this is my journal. Nobody needs to give a flying fuck about perfect sentence construction in my journal.)

Being the little brother of one of my oldest pals, I've known this boy since he was eight and still swaying to "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music in a pageboy cap and tiny suspenders on stage (the beginning of his musical career ;A;). I've been to all the dudes' birthday parties with him, harassed him during my + [livejournal.com profile] dadomz + [livejournal.com profile] aesires' debut and every other opportunity at school, and he takes immense pride in how much I adore him ("REGINNY [that's what he calls me lol] LIKES ME! AN OLDER WOMAN LIIIIKES ME! :Dv"). For a while after he'd gone off to university himself, some girl fucked him over seriously bad, and he stopped being the sweet and cuddly little boy that I once knew. This broke my heart--not because I missed him terribly but because I hated seeing him looking so ruined.

But he's all better now and back to being the most precious, most adorable little kitty in the universe WHO JUST TURNED TWENTY YESTERDAY OHMYHEART HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO FAST, and I just love him a lot okay. T^T;;; ♥


Anyway, pronunciation meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] pipsqueaks!

Should prolly change the rules of this game to 'count the number of times Ginny touches her hair and win a prize!' except I don't have any prize to offer. )


Oh, Jin. ;___; ♥ ♥ "I no longer want to be anyone's puppet." -- Love love love him so much for saying this. Perfect that I read it yesterday when I finally came out to two of my team mates. They... took it unexpectedly well, it was rather anticlimactic. 8D

ETA. Ou, and since we're sort of on the subject of love already anyway~ another meme from [livejournal.com profile] bubblymaddness
Reply to this post, and I'll tell you three reasons why I like you. Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love.


ETA2. There is talk of Ueda in 'Arabian Nights' cosplay and Junno babbling about breasts a lot during yesterday's Shounen Club recording. UM. CAN I GET JUNDA IN AN ALADDIN AU OR CRACK FIC OR SOMETHING WHATEVER KPRZTHXOMGTHISNEEDSTOHAPPENUGAIZ! We can call it something obvious like "A Whole New World" or someshit, and they can sing the song while replacing 'eyes' with 'thighs' (I CAN OPEN YOUR ~THIIIIIGHS~ TAKE YOU WONDER BY WONDERRRR, OVER SIDEWAYS AND UNDERRRRRRR ♪ ON A MAGIC CARPET RIIIIIDE ♪ A WHOLE NEW WOOOORLD~~~~~ DON'T YOU DARE CLOSE YOUR ~THIIIIIIIIGHS~! HOLD YOUR BREATH IT GETS BETTERRRRRRR!!!!!)
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (OHAI)
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This is Ralph. He is my and (my sort-of-but-not-really-girlfriend to whom, if bisexual polygamous weddings were allowed, I would be married right now) [livejournal.com profile] dadomz's honourary kitten and the most precious little boy in the entire universe. Those who have been friends with me since my college days would know him from The Misadventures of Ralph and Conan aka ~The Slash~ (I should be ashamed but we all know I have none), but he's come a bit of a long way from that now with his supermegafoxyawesome hot rock demigoddess of a girlfriend she makes me question my already far gone beyond dubious sexuality even further--and if this skeevy ass declaration isn't enough... why, yes, I do love their love. (Shh, this is my journal. Nobody needs to give a flying fuck about perfect sentence construction in my journal.)

Being the little brother of one of my oldest pals, I've known this boy since he was eight and still swaying to "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music in a pageboy cap and tiny suspenders on stage (the beginning of his musical career ;A;). I've been to all the dudes' birthday parties with him, harassed him during my + [livejournal.com profile] dadomz + [livejournal.com profile] aesires' debut and every other opportunity at school, and he takes immense pride in how much I adore him ("REGINNY [that's what he calls me lol] LIKES ME! AN OLDER WOMAN LIIIIKES ME! :Dv"). For a while after he'd gone off to university himself, some girl fucked him over seriously bad, and he stopped being the sweet and cuddly little boy that I once knew. This broke my heart--not because I missed him terribly but because I hated seeing him looking so ruined.

But he's all better now and back to being the most precious, most adorable little kitty in the universe WHO JUST TURNED TWENTY YESTERDAY OHMYHEART HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO FAST, and I just love him a lot okay. T^T;;; ♥


Anyway, pronunciation meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] pipsqueaks!

Should prolly change the rules of this game to 'count the number of times Ginny touches her hair and win a prize!' except I don't have any prize to offer. )


Oh, Jin. ;___; ♥ ♥ "I no longer want to be anyone's puppet." -- Love love love him so much for saying this. Perfect that I read it yesterday when I finally came out to two of my team mates. They... took it unexpectedly well, it was rather anticlimactic. 8D

ETA. Ou, and since we're sort of on the subject of love already anyway~ another meme from [livejournal.com profile] bubblymaddness
Reply to this post, and I'll tell you three reasons why I like you. Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love.


ETA2. There is talk of Ueda in 'Arabian Nights' cosplay and Junno babbling about breasts a lot during yesterday's Shounen Club recording. UM. CAN I GET JUNDA IN AN ALADDIN AU OR CRACK FIC OR SOMETHING WHATEVER KPRZTHXOMGTHISNEEDSTOHAPPENUGAIZ! We can call it something obvious like "A Whole New World" or someshit, and they can sing the song while replacing 'eyes' with 'thighs' (I CAN OPEN YOUR ~THIIIIIGHS~ TAKE YOU WONDER BY WONDERRRR, OVER SIDEWAYS AND UNDERRRRRRR ♪ ON A MAGIC CARPET RIIIIIDE ♪ A WHOLE NEW WOOOORLD~~~~~ DON'T YOU DARE CLOSE YOUR ~THIIIIIIIIGHS~! HOLD YOUR BREATH IT GETS BETTERRRRRRR!!!!!)
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (arthur/merlin)
The 11th gif in your gif folder is how 2011 will be summed up for you.



FAAANTASTIC. (Don't ask me where this is from; I only ganked it off [livejournal.com profile] ontd_skating some few ages ago.)

Got to see one of my best mates from high school [livejournal.com profile] bonyang26 this week as he's come home for a visit after jetting off to the land of hobbits and every-flavoured cows (aka New Zealand) some two years ago. First get-together with my (other) boys + several more batch mates last Tuesday turned out pretty swell, being told about how guys would be flocking at my feet by now if I hadn't been into girls notwithstanding. We stayed out doing nothing but laugh about dumb old teachers and the shit we did back in the day until about 3AM (not the latest I'd been out hanging with friends, but certainly the latest I'd been out hanging with friends whilst sober), and it was totally worth being a walking zombie at work five hours later. Good times.

I was wondering if I should make a list to make the most of what I can do this year (because normally, it'd just be shake it, fandom, shake it and winging it irl), but meh. XDD I do have a couple or so big things I'm planning seriously, the most important one being grad school. Hopefully I'll be able to save up enough to see KAT-TUN ~next~ year as well, or at least be able to go on vacation abroad soon.

Lol, boring post is boring. I'm thinking of doing a 2011 fandom meme of some sort, but I need to plot it out first. It's already past six in the evening where I am, but have a great Saturday all! ♥

ETA. [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays reveals came out yesterday, and I finally get to pimp this out. I'd really missed joining community fests like this; the last time I'd been part of one was back when I'd still been active in HP fandom in idek 2007? Anyway, with the amount of fests I joined so far (including [livejournal.com profile] jent_bigbang which is, ah, due in a week I think jksdfdsl hoshit), this year's going to be pretty damn busy for me, fandom-wise. I seriously need to acquire a new tablet, stat. 8D

Anyway, here are my recs for Merlin Hols so far. Still got a few more on my to-read list, so that's bound to still grow in a couple days or so. (BUT, HEY, READ THIS ONE FIRST! It features hipster!Merlin and the fantastic bitch that is [livejournal.com profile] tourdefierce wrote it so IT IS SERIOUSLY ONE OF THE BEST SHIT IN EXISTENCE, EVER.)
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (arthur/merlin)
The 11th gif in your gif folder is how 2011 will be summed up for you.



FAAANTASTIC. (Don't ask me where this is from; I only ganked it off [livejournal.com profile] ontd_skating some few ages ago.)

Got to see one of my best mates from high school [livejournal.com profile] bonyang26 this week as he's come home for a visit after jetting off to the land of hobbits and every-flavoured cows (aka New Zealand) some two years ago. First get-together with my (other) boys + several more batch mates last Tuesday turned out pretty swell, being told about how guys would be flocking at my feet by now if I hadn't been into girls notwithstanding. We stayed out doing nothing but laugh about dumb old teachers and the shit we did back in the day until about 3AM (not the latest I'd been out hanging with friends, but certainly the latest I'd been out hanging with friends whilst sober), and it was totally worth being a walking zombie at work five hours later. Good times.

I was wondering if I should make a list to make the most of what I can do this year (because normally, it'd just be shake it, fandom, shake it and winging it irl), but meh. XDD I do have a couple or so big things I'm planning seriously, the most important one being grad school. Hopefully I'll be able to save up enough to see KAT-TUN ~next~ year as well, or at least be able to go on vacation abroad soon.

Lol, boring post is boring. I'm thinking of doing a 2011 fandom meme of some sort, but I need to plot it out first. It's already past six in the evening where I am, but have a great Saturday all! ♥

ETA. [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays reveals came out yesterday, and I finally get to pimp this out. I'd really missed joining community fests like this; the last time I'd been part of one was back when I'd still been active in HP fandom in idek 2007? Anyway, with the amount of fests I joined so far (including [livejournal.com profile] jent_bigbang which is, ah, due in a week I think jksdfdsl hoshit), this year's going to be pretty damn busy for me, fandom-wise. I seriously need to acquire a new tablet, stat. 8D

Anyway, here are my recs for Merlin Hols so far. Still got a few more on my to-read list, so that's bound to still grow in a couple days or so. (BUT, HEY, READ THIS ONE FIRST! It features hipster!Merlin and the fantastic bitch that is [livejournal.com profile] tourdefierce wrote it so IT IS SERIOUSLY ONE OF THE BEST SHIT IN EXISTENCE, EVER.)

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