anghraine: vader's pyre; text: redemption (anakin [vader's pyre])
Things are going pretty well!

- I mentioned some trouble with my bff under f-lock, but he hasn't hinted at any issues, so that's good. 

- I also got sucked back into Game of Thrones this season—not in a fic/meta way, but in a reading lots of fic and reblogging things way

- Suppressing the urge to respond to every 'yeah pretty much except *quibble*' to a LOK post with NO YOU'RE WRONG THIS IS WHY. But I stand by my opinion that a) Korra was completely justified in her anger at Tonraq and Tenzin in S2, b) Korra was completely unjustified in her treatment of Mako at the same time, c) lighting unarmed people on fire is always morally dubious, d) LOK fandom was absurdly awful in their interpretations of S1-S2, and e) a lot of that came down to ill-advised pacing and structure in those seasons. WE WILL NEVER AGREE ABOUT THIS THERE IS NO POINT. 

- I followed a long-time supportive follower who turns out to be into a lot of the same things and also a SJ person taking on the extremes of SJ Tumblr. She reblogs and writes a lot of anti-gatekeeping, so I've ended up reading and appreciating those, but it also introduced me to the fuckery of 'SGA' rhetoric, which as an ace lesbian raised Mormon is ... not a trigger per se, but certainly viscerally repulsive. So I've ranted about that a bit. I'm honestly very, very relieved that everyone I know (and some I don't) have been supportive about it because THE FUCK???? (I'm also annoyed as a quietly androgynous person, but the Actual Conversion Therapy Term component kiiiinda overwhelms everything else.)

- Practicing my Spanish on Duolingo, this involves occasional screaming. LOOK LA AMO IS COMPLETELY LEGIT.

- istg I will finish the already-late chapter of my longfic (we get dark, only to shine, my Very Problematic and yet also very pretentious Borgias fic)
anghraine: brown-haired cartoon girl with a wide smile, large black eyes, a bloodstained shawl, a cup of tea, a sword, and a crown (me (as author!))
I ranted about Han's skeeviness in ESB for yesterday, so I'm doing the unpopular opinions today! Though probably not for every conceivable fandom.

UNPOPULAR OPINION FRIDAY SATURDAY

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And [personal profile] tree just reminded me that I have been slacking on my mission to spread memes like a bacterial outbreak, so here are some proper ones.

Memes! )

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Aug. 24th, 2011 11:49 am
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (muse)
I'm way behind on my replies, but eh, whatever. At least I'm nearly done with 10, which has been a sloooow chapter. Though it sped up about the time that that Luke saved himself from the flesh-eating beetles. (It makes sense in context.)

(Maybe.)

So, a bunch of memes before I finish up 10 and head straight into 11, which I probably won't have cause to answer, but ... meh. (At the moment, that's rather my response to anything. *eyes posting date*)

Fanfic interview meme )
WIP meme )

Asexuality meme )

Fanfic meme )
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (shakespeare & fanfic)
I hardly wrote at all, but it was still a fabulous day. I'm on vacation! I bet everyone at Wii Tennis! And unlocked the Lightning Cup! And played with my two thinly-veiled Lucy!toons. Also, I got the final draft of my chapter back from my writing professor, and it was ... a little overwhelming, but amazing.

yay for today! )
Icon meme )
Asexuality meme )

Fanfic meme )
anghraine: sherlock holmes [benedick cumberbatch]; text: i'm bored & your porn is boring (sherlock)
Well, I managed to keep up for ten days, anyway. And besides, it's not my fault that lj was down last night so it didn't matter that I forgot about it.

Anyway, good thing in Random Updates About Elizabeth's LifeRead more... )

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (destiny)
#wrote an original short story (of sorts) for class in the last eighteen hours
#could have chosen an easier prompt, but those asked me to talk about myself
#boring
#that's what lj is for
#like everything I write, the ending was kind of dull and abrupt
#it was a duel with a zombie snake
#probably too HPish
#have to write the rough draft of the first chapter of a YA novel by 9 AM Wednesday
#Revenge just hit 24k
#there are at least four more chapters
#and three for Lucy
#am starting to feel a little tired of writing
#but in a good way
#just realized I have to read the next novel for other class
#it's Northanger Abbey thank you God
#need to procrastinate oh look memes!

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (the Skywalker twins)
Finished Ch 7 of Revenge, aka the Department of Backstory - it's really solidified this as equally a PT AU/alternate canon story. Anyway, time for my unpopular opinion of the day, on family resemblance among the Skywalkers.

Am I seriously the only person who thinks this? )

Star Wars )

Asexuality meme )

Fanfic meme )
anghraine: sherlock holmes [benedick cumberbatch]; text: i'm bored & your porn is boring (sherlock)
2011, apparently, is the year for acewank; there have been a number of other explosions on the asexuality tag at tumblr, most of which I didn’t feel any need to address at length. To explain sum up: no matter how often you call me straight, that will never make it true, usage =/= etymology, and sexual people do not have the right to decide who belongs in the asexual community.

The newest wank was precipitated by none other than that exemplar of open-minded activism, Dan Savage.
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Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:52 am
anghraine: sherlock holmes [benedick cumberbatch]; text: i'm bored & your porn is boring (sherlock)
My dog can't triangulate.

Well, my mother's dog. But she's twelve and heavy and her bones and heart are troubling her, so she mostly likes to just sleep on my fuzzy rugs. And she's twelve now, and apparently her hearing is going wrong, or something. When we call her, she can't seem to tell what direction the sound is coming from - or what direction any sound's coming from, really. She can't turn around easily, but she has to do it all the time now. :(

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Jul. 21st, 2011 11:54 am
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (redemption)
Huh. I was browsing Wookieepedia and ended up discovering what that strange creature, the Lucas basher, actually looks like. It turns out that if you (1) criticize Lucas in any way, without (2) acknowledging his merits, you're a basher. Um, okay.



SW meme (5) )

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anghraine: sherlock holmes [benedick cumberbatch]; text: i'm bored & your porn is boring (sherlock)
Adding another (non-serial!) one, because, uh, drabble bargains are sacred, and I don't very many will take me up on it anyway.

Drabble meme

Every person who wants to gets to request a drabble from me. In return, you have to post this in your journal and write a drabble for me.

Post all fandoms you're willing to write for. Your friends can pick a relationship, a story arc, a missing scene, or pretty much anything they want, unless the author has previously mentioned that they will not write it. They comment with what they want, and you write drabbles and post it in your LiveJournal.

Fandoms: Austen, Harry Potter, Middle-earth, and Star Wars; you can ask for anything from the canons (er, primary canons) or any of my stories yes, Austen friends, even that one

SW meme )

Asexuality meme )

Fanfic meme )
anghraine: leia in the death star cell; text: distressing damsel (distressing damsel)
Okay, maybe not quite afternoon. Anyway.

Oh! There was an interesting essay on Slave Leia here. I pretty much agree on the in-story level, and completely disagree on the meta-level; I think it's gratuitous fanservice, its use of valuable screentime shortchanges other plotlines (most notably the Vader-Luke one which is kind of the main point), the blatant male gaze-iness makes it uncomfortable for me to even watch, and Carrie Fisher's forced weight loss makes it still worse. And ... well, I won't bother recapping, since I covered all my feelings on it in this essay. So I do think Fangirl gave the men who came up with that sequence way too much credit.

Back to meming!

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Jul. 18th, 2011 08:06 am
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (shakespeare & fanfic)
Carrying on in the hour or so I have before writing class...hm, I should probably work on my story for that class too, instead of just coming up with linguistic rules.

Star Wars meme )

Asexuality meme )

Fanfic meme )
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (shakespeare & fanfic)
Hey, I got rec'd at crack_van again! For Star Wars this time. I didn't think people even read my SW stories, except a few of you on my f-list. And the comment was so nice. My day is totally made! *happy flappy hands of glee*

So, I'm too busy for meta (au_bigbangs all day, every day) or fic or anything, so ... memes! I have a bunch of them piled up.

Interview meme )

Star Wars meme (1) )

Asexuality meme (1) )

Fanfic meme )
anghraine: sherlock holmes [benedick cumberbatch]; text: i'm bored & your porn is boring (sherlock)
While coming to terms with my asexuality has been more positive than not, it comes with a lot of baggage; I suspect I’m one of the few people who wasn’t remotely surprised at the suicide survey. The concept of a romantic orientation that is distinct from, though tied to, a sexual orientation is one of the only aspects of asexuality that I’ve unambiguously loved.
Until this week, of course. I don’t remotely question the idea that a separation exists, but I find myself rather disturbed by how it’s being used.
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anghraine: sherlock holmes [benedick cumberbatch]; text: i'm bored & your porn is boring (sherlock)
because I trained myself out of real anger a long time ago.  Thanks, patriarchy!

I've been meaning to make an asexuality post, but wasn't quite sure which idea to write about. Oh, I have ideas -- so many ideas! -- but none of the current discussions have particularly inspired any response other than "yeah, me too!" So I thought to myself, "wouldn't it be nice if something interesting popped up in the asexosphere?"

And lo, the Elder Ones of the Internet heard my prayer, and bestowed their bounty upon me. Truly, the Internet will always provide to its faithful.


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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (twins [laughing and half-divine])
Today is a much better day than ... every day for the last month. I got A's on my Spanish exam (and for the first time ever, got everything right in the listening section), 90% on my psychology midterm, and 95% on my maybe-slightly-overkill Women and Star Wars project for the same class; my professor gave me 35+++ out of 35 on analysis. So while I still have to write my paper on Beloved, things are looking up, academically.

Then I ran across the first thing in relation to bin Laden's death that I care about in any way whatsoever: this. I think the comments are my favourite.

Han/Luke and Leia )

Tell your sister you were right. )

hm, incest )

anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (twins [laughing and half-divine])
I'm an overweight girl with chronic illness, depression 'n anxiety (I want that to be a diner name now), daddy issues, low libido, and occasional fits of depersonalization. I don't fall in love any more than I fall in lust and I am really not a splendid asexual spokesperson.

Except!  With a lot of help from [personal profile] hl, I gave the presentation I mentioned awhile back. I explained right at the beginning that, firstly, I am not representative of asexuality because there's a lot of variance and I don't even fall within the majority in many respects (like romanticism), and secondly, that in the context of my asexuality 101 educational presentation they could ask quite literally anything, but don't do this to ANYBODY ELSE EVER, they will probably smack you.  Okay?  Okay!

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