jade_sabre: (harthdarth:  livejournal)
You guys, I have like forty questions. And they are all ridiculous and only half are in the format I was expecting and, just, I HOPE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.

I left out a few “write a story” prompts because I am now sick and did not feel like going back and filling those in. So I will do that later.

So first, the character list!

1. Severus Snape, potions professor, Harry Potter
2. Toph Bei Fong, twelve-year-old blind earthbending master, Avatar: The Last Airbender
3. Ged, archmage and thief, Earthsea
4. Han Solo, smuggler and general, Star Wars
5. Attolia, queen of the country and also woman named Irene, Queen’s Thief
6. Lucy Honeychurch, young lady and piano player, A Room with a View
7. Holly Short, elf LEPrecon captain, Artemis Fowl
8. Jayne Cobb, muscleman and sniper, Firefly
9. Kyouya Ootori, high school junior and shadow king, Ouran
10. Britomart, cross-dressing female knight, The Faerie Queene
11. Alistair Theirin, Warden and bastard prince, Dragon Age
12. Noah Puckerman, ladies’ man with a sweet voice, Glee
13. Scarlett O'Hara, lady and businesswoman, Gone with the Wind
14. Bishop, ranger and scout, Neverwinter Nights 2
and a fandom repeat,
15. The Cabbage Man, a merchant, Avatar: The Last Airbender

seriously, Nessa? Seriously? )

Well, that was exhaustingly fun. I hope you enjoyed!
jade_sabre: (s&s:  elinor writing)
if I get through tomorrow I will be HALFWAY THERE maybe I will make a better post then.

I want to talk about something fandom-y! I am like three chapters away from finishing The Farthest Shore and the chapter I ended on today ended with Series Main Character mentioning wanting to see Book Two Main Character and I squealed like a little girl in the (empty) teacher's lounge because I love them that much. SO MUCH. (People on the plane with me while I was reading Book Two: I am still really sorry about that.)

Glee doesn't come back until next week! To keep watching to see if Puckleberry makes a comeback y/n.

My DA big bang fic is stalled at 1600 words, about 600 of which are going to have to change because as Jak pointed out clearly this moment comes after Darin offers Gorim to Masha and he gets really pissed off, so I have to come up with another way for her to convince him to let her meet Masha in the first place without her ordering him to do it. Maybe if it is early enough in their relationship she just bullies him into it? As they get to know each other better he becomes more resolute (and, I think, she understands his convictions better).

My main problem really seems to be that I have two story lines and I need to plot them out separate and then figure out where they link up, because we have flashbacks and then we have the present, and I can't decide if the present will be in present tense or not. Also the flashback really has two storylines of its own, but I think the whole fic is from Gorim's POV (what, me writing about the stalwart bodyguard type? Never...), which will present challenges of its own. Basically we have the ascension of a queen against the backdrop of the developments of a badass friendship and a deeply suppressed romance; what pieces of the backdrop do we need, and when?

WELL that was helpful.

My choir is doing more Handel! I love Handel.

I watched Ever After last week. Danielle and the prince kiss very sweetly. Also, that movie reminds me of my 2008 NaNo, and not just because of the Cinderella stuff--France (specifically, I think, the Loire region) permeates both of them, and watching the movie/rereading the manuscript (oh God it needs so much help) (well not really plot-wise, but individual sentences need so much attention) (never mind that I still haven't written part two because--and okay, maybe here the plot does need help--the whole thing is about Nell's development from where she starts to where it ends? [This sounds like a duh statement.] But I'm not sure how to carry that thread from the first part [a fairy-tale retelling, less obviously about Nell] to the second part [which is about marriage and therefore not really your normal YA fare at all] [maybe I should just change the whole novel from being YA] [but she's so young in the beginning!] [well, so was David Copperfield] [you begin to see my problems, I think] [OH I should reread Spindle's End and see how Robin McKinley does it] [I will reread Earthsea when I want to write Ariadne] [MC, what's that fellowship with the whole year-in-Rome thing?] [I forget what I was originally talking about])...oh, I see. Watching the movie/reading the manuscript makes me miss France like WHOA.

but then I am missing lots of things.

moving on.

Oh look! I have made it to shower time, and even worked a few things out along the way. Success!

jade_sabre: (clueless:  squee)
re: finishing Dragonhaven:

EFF YOU YANN MARTEL, THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE, oops I almost bawled while the algebra kids were taking a quiz, also keeping it despite the fact that it's like four days overdue because I cannot yet bear to part with it, need to buy ASAP, THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE

re: last week's Glee:
Ryan Murphy please stop writing you are a frenetic idiot there were so many good individual scenes in this episode but they weren't at all coherent and I didn't have enough time to dwell on any of them long enough for them to have true emotional weight, why do you ruin everything

also what happened to Na'vi-speaking!Sam? I miss him.

also how you managed to make Carol Burnett feel utterly superfluous is a talent that I think you should hide for, like, forever. SERIOUSLY HOW DID YOU DO THAT, IT'S CAROL BURNETT. I hate you forever, just for that.

re: this week's Glee:



p.s. also it brought "Dog Days Are Over" into my life thank you

p.p.s. Puck I effing love you forever, brb loving you forever, did I mention I love you? 'cause I do.
jade_sabre: (avatar:  zuko does not approve)
was like Everything I've Loved About This Season thrown up against Everything I Hated About Season One Times Ten. Agree/disagree/discuss.

spoilers for The Rocky Horror Glee Show )

WIP meme

Oct. 23rd, 2010 04:42 pm
jade_sabre: (s&s:  elinor writing)
When you see this, post an excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.

Since [livejournal.com profile] spellcoats was nice enough to tell you things about her WIPs, I suppose I will at least tell you fandom, unlike last time, when I just let you guess.

Also, these excerpts are longish. Oops.

(p.s. I have 24 files open right now. Some of them are also the same as last time. Oops.)

(p.p.s. I have spent at least half an hour on this, when I could have been...WRITING.)

(p.p.p.s. oh damn I forgot to include this one.)

(p.p.p.p.s. I am doing NaNo this year! I'm just not touching the forums. Except maybe to use the Fantasy Dare thread to jog my juices.)

fanfic that will probably never be finished, but has salvageable parts
most of these are RPG-related )

fic I will probably finish one day but it is taking a while
these are also RPG-related )

these are not )

original works
somehow I forgot I was writing this one )

all of these are from NaNo projects, oops )
jade_sabre: (firefly:  River awe)
Title: relativity
Author: Jade Sabre
Spoilers for: "Duets"

with all apologies to einstein )

jade_sabre: (batb:  great wide somewhere)
Goose Girl is probably my favorite Shannon Hale so far. As I said in a comment somewhere else, though, I feel like part of my problem with her books might be that they are so very similar to what and how I write, I can't quite fall into them. It's not even that I'm busy dissecting them; it's like wearing a pair of jeans that just doesn't quite fit.

I read the Snow White and the Cinderella installments in the Once Upon a Time series (see: WHY DON'T I KNOW ABOUT THESE THINGS IN ADVANCE? WHY DON'T THEY EVER HIRE ME?), and they were both surprisingly good. Not as well-written as Shannon Hale, but both very creative; though short, and therefore not as in-depth as they could have been, they still struck chords of complexity in their characters.

I have received all sorts of awesome presents and cards and postcards in the mail! Just so people who sent them know.

Anyway, the whole reason I hit post was because TONIGHT'S GLEE, WAS AMAZING. AMAZING. Like, I literally have two complaints (which, considering that I couldn't even watch an entire subplot of last week's episode, is very small), and they are

1) why so overproduced, every song ever
2) WHY CAN'T PUCK SING IN HIS ACTUAL RANGE, WHY ARE WE PRETENDING HE IS A TENOR, oh God Puck please sing/talk all the time, I don't even care.

that is it. The right characters said the right things, and like it was smartly and respectfully done, and it was just--I don't even like "What if God was One of Us" but they redeemed it with Tina!solo and general awesome (also: Mike Chang grinning at Tina while she sang, I SHIP THEM TOGETHER SO HARD, THEY ARE THE CUTEST, also he is getting so much more screentime homgyay).

Anyway. Flist, discuss.
jade_sabre: (superior:  exa and sheila)
i live! and lovie lives with me! these are all excellent things. like my job! but i will say nothing further about that for now. for now i just have links[ys].

1) can anyone give me the name of a good Napoleon biography? I feel like if I am going to be an obsessive coup-de-foudre fangirl of his I can at least know aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall the stories behind the heartache described in these kate beaton comics.

2) is it sad to say this changed my life? perhaps not changed, but threw it into startlingly beautiful perspective, if only for a moment. And I was content.

excerpt, and mutterings )

3) Speaking of going back four-or-five years, someone on Facebook mentioned that Folk Choir is going to sing Biebl's Ave Maria, to which I scoffed a tiny bit because Folk Choir is good and all but this is not their kind of song, and also because freshman year of college I went to a ND-and-Michigan-Glee-Clubs concert, from which I discovered Guster due to the Michigan's-version-of-the-Undertones's cover of Mona Lisa (the only track I still have from the sadly lost CD). Anyway, they had the boys onstage and also in the balcony behind the stage, and the chant solo in the middle was sung from up there, and it was just--

better described by freshman!Jade )

4) Speaking of college, or things I learned in college, or rather a lot of conversations I have been having recently about women in college and the like, or perhaps just feminism: Maureen Johnson on the whole "boys aren't reading!/don't have anything to read!" outcry (or, how a penis makes what you write suddenly interesting to the populace at large).

5) New Glee! WHY IS MY FLIST NOT DISCUSSING THIS MORE. Please do not tell me I got into Glee just in time for everyone else to be bored and ditch it, because so much happened, and it was all pretty cool! *sob*

EXTRA BONUS LIMITED-TIME-ONLY LINK: [livejournal.com profile] romanitas graciously agreed to un-flock this hilarious, almost Growing-Up-Cullen-esque Merlin...joke...parody...hilarious thing that she and her friend did. READ IT BEFORE SHE FLOCKS IT AGAIN.


Aug. 1st, 2010 09:32 pm
jade_sabre: (harthdarth:  good on the inside)
this is not a post about Mississippi, nor is it telling you that I'm going out of town for the week for various family/friend activities--oh, wait.

Pick five of your favorite shows, in no particular order, before you read the below questions, then answer them!

y'all--I had a hard time coming up with five shows. I almost resorted to Sailor Moon. WHAT DID I WATCH BEFORE I WENT TO COLLEGE? Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja

SIDE NOTE: I am working on those writing memes y'all gave me. But, well, the first one was supposed to be five drabbles and now it's like five pages long and not done so. You know me and brevity--it's been a while since we've had a chat.

1) ATLA (seen: entire show)
2) Chuck (seen: season one and two and the beginning of season three)
3) Enterprise (seen: almost the whole thing; did not watch the finale on principle)
4) Glee (seen: the back nine, and like half the first part of the season)
5) Bones (seen: large chunks from various seasons)

why weren't there more questions about Enterprise )
jade_sabre: (robot unicorn attack)
So I haven't posted in a while, and I've been meaning to. You'll notice I'm still avoiding making a graduation post. One day I will feel secure enough that that is Behind Me and that I am going on to Something Else, but right now the future is still pretty blank-slate-y and I am loathe to let go. So instead, a book/movie/TV post, mostly spoiler-free (spoilers will be noted). Maybe in that order. Maybe not.

Actually let's get the television part over so that people who don't care can skip it.

Oh God, this post is going to be much longer than I meant. Maybe I will do a book one after

Glee, God help me )

Alice, the channel-that-shall-not-be-named-but-did-an-awesome-job-with-this-version )

other shows, linked by people's fondness for showing marathons on TV )

Iron Man, Iron Man, Does Whatever Iron Man Can )

Soapdish, a movie which is not at all recent but who cares I don't I need mroe of it in my life )

okay, books are going to have to wait, but not too long. I think I only have like three days to read The Curse of Chalion, so we'll see how that goes.

so what about everyone else? also, though I can't really talk, where did my flist go? Y'all can't be doing things. I'm certainly not.
jade_sabre: (robot unicorn attack)
sadly not by me, but still awesome.

I think I am avoiding posting about how my days have been going because, um, if I did I would have to start thinking about how I'm graduating, and then I would cry all over my laptop. So instead we are all being WEIRDLY MOODY and getting UPSET ABOUT RANDOM THINGS like HOW FLIPPING CASTLE/BECKETT IS BEATING PUCK/RACHEL HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY CHEMISTRY

as we were saying, Castle basically relies on the success of other shows (e.g. Bones and The Mentalist), which doesn't make it bad, but doesn't make it compelling to those who are fans of the other shows (especially if the other shows actually have chemistry, see Bones). Anyway vote for Zutara, etc. etc., show Usagi/Mamoru (Sailor Moon/Tuxedo Mask) some love because they are hurting. I think so far those are the only ones I'm really worried about (not that there aren't other ships in there that I love, but so far everyone is doing okay.)

(Having to pick between Mulan/Shang and Tiana/Naveen based on hotness is pretty cruel though. Both couples are pretty smoking.)

Anyway! On the subject of Puck/Rachel, which is my Glee OTP (although I am really fond of this Jesse/Rachel thing that's going on because Rachel just looks so happy. Also I am really fond of the last two episodes of Glee because, aside from Will, it's actually been...watchable). Ariel has been sending me links to fic as rewards for finishing my homework (one paper left!), and with a link to this one (haven't read yet, have to hang up Disney pictures first...and then probably, like, color more...), she sent me the following meta:

[note: this was clearly written while under the influence of lots of Puck's POV fic. Just sayin'.]

cut for hilarious amounts of Puckspeak )

SO, fellow watchers-of-Glee/sellouts-like-me, thoughts? Anyone else notice these trends in Puck fic? Anyone more familiar with the first nine episodes than I am want to let me know what we see of Puck's character? PLEASE, DISCUSS.
jade_sabre: (tlm:  sebastian -ded-)
if you had to think of a song for Will and Sue to sing on Glee--I don't care if it's a duet about their antagonistic relationship, or a one-to-the-other, or anything--what song would you pick for them?

just--Will and Sue. And a song. Suggestions are welcome.


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