My towel is currently being washed. I was going to do a Discworld drabble for today, but I ran out of time for it. (I even had a summary: 'Young Sam Vimes, remembering his father remembering'. Perhaps next year.) Er... yay for paint skills?

Meme time!

May. 7th, 2008 07:14 pm
1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

I got it from [profile] cat_empress, who asked me these five questions:

1. Your three favourite Silmarillion characters and why.

*wibble* I can only choose three?

Melian - because she became an active player in Middle-earth unlike most of her brethren, because she was Galadriel in the First Age, and because her life with Thingol was pretty cute. Until, y'know, the whole Kinslaying and Silmaril business.

Morwen - she's managed to sneak into just about all of my [profile] 50lyricsfanfic stories (20 at last count). She escaped from Dorthonion with Emeldir and might therefore know how to fight, had three children and lost them all one way or another, scared the crap out of the invading Easterlings for more than ten years and so much more. I also love her relationship with Hurin, although they spent most of their lives apart.

Maedhros - because I also know what it's like to be the eldest and be left in charge. He managed to curb his brothers' violent tendencies sometimes, and though he ultimately got swallowed up in the curse with the rest of them I think he has the most potential for redemption. And of course there's the slash with Fingon.

2. Favourite Discworld character and why.

The Nac Mac Feegle as a collective, because they do all the stuff I wish I could get away with. :D

3. Five places you'd like to travel to and why.

New Zealand - I've been to the South Island twice, but I'd love to go to the North Island and see all the volcanoes.
Scandinavia - for the Northern Lights.
Antarctica - according to my lecturer there is awesome geology down there, and penguins.
Spain - because there are lots of pretty castles, and [profile] dracoena lives there.
Canada - because... er... it's Canada? And there are moose!

4. Favourite uni subject out of everything you've done so far.

Latin, which I started this semester. Not only is it improving my vocab (or at least there are instances of 'hey, so that's where [insert obscure word] comes from!') but it's got some awesome words itself. I don't know how to say please or thankyou, but I do now the word for nail-clippings (praesegmina, if you're wondering). Plus my lecturer is from Cambridge and used to do theatre, so classes are always interesting.

5. Favourite trashy novel.

Tales of the Otori. :D
Here's a tiny little post informing you that I am still alive and safe from rabid Geography teachers, although today was exhausting as well. Thank god for chai, is all I can say.

That, and it was Terry Pratchett's birthday yesterday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DISCWORLD MAN! *sends scumble, pork pies and a thoufand elephantf*
The news still sucks, but I guess if Pterry is being optomistic and humorous about it, I can be too. Thus I present [profile] forterry, a comm that is talking about sending him a book of stuff or something. I'd contribute, but my drawing skills are at 'stickfigure' level, and the only plotbunny involving Discworld that I have right now is Death meeting Voldemort.*

In other news, my hair has been cut. Now it's above my shoulders, layered, and looks vaguely sixties. I was bouncing all over the place after I got back from the hairdressers. I think I am the anti-Samson.

*Well, there's the other vague one about trolls, but that won't be written for a long time, if ever. I can't walk past huge rock displays in the Geology building and not get bunnies, can I?
Fuck, fuck, fuck.

To Wheel of Time fans: I'm sorry, I'm so, so sorry. I now know how you feel. I would not wish this disease on anyone, but especially not the funniest, the wittiest, the wisest and possibly most beloved author alive today.

It really puts my griping about being back to dial-up speed in perspective.
I finally got around to doing one of these again. In light of Christmas/Midwinter/Wintereenmas/Equivalent festival, I'm offering drabbles as gifts. (Although I cannot be held responsible if a drabble turns into a monstrous page-eating fic or equivalent.)

Leave your requests in the comments, and I'll do a post on 25th December with all of them. I'll keep it open until around the 23rd, which gives you twelve days. (Heh, Twelve Days of Drabbles.)

Available fandoms:

  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Silmarillion
  • Firefly/Serenity
  • Doctor Who
  • Discworld
  • Harry Potter

    And happy ficcing to all of you. :D

New fic!

Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:09 pm
Title: Sausages
Word count: 1360
Summary: Thorongil, newly arrived in Rohan, encounters a mysterious stranger who will do anything to make the young ranger see things his way...
AN: Crack-fic much? Tolkien owns all (er... well... most) of the characters here. Discworld readers may recognise one of the characters.


Sausages )
Who wants drabbles? I feel 'all revved up with no place to go' in terms of writing, right now - I want to do it, but I'm a bit vague as to what I'd actually write... anyway, comment with a drabble request for me, if you please. That way, I get to exercise my writing muscles, and you get drabbles. Everybody wins!

Available fandoms:

- The Lord of the Rings
- The Silmarillion/Unfinished Tales/Children of Hurin
- Harry Potter
- Discworld
- Firefly/Serenity
- Doctor Who - but I've only seen the episodes up to 'Human Nature' in series three, so please, no spoilers.

Happy ficcing!
All hail the glorious 25th of May! The date of the earth's destruction in one universe, a rebellion in another, and a friday in what by general consensus is called 'the real world'.

Now, I know someone on my flist made icons of both lilacs and towels. I'm sure of it. But I couldn't find the post or remember who actually made the icons, so I played Make Something In Photostudio In Five Minutes Or Less:

Well, I like it.

Truth! Justice! Freedom!

Reasonably Priced Love!

And a Hard-Boiled Egg!

And Knowing Where Your Towel Is!

And nice red uniforms - oh, I'll come in again...
One of two things: THEY ARE MAKING A FILM OF HOGFATHER! There are pictures of it here! *major squeeing* It's coming to the UK in Christmas and the US in March, so I have no idea whatsoever when Australia will get it. Sorry.



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