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Oct. 31st, 2010

End of the 30-day meme

27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
Computer all the way.  I do like to write things out sometimes, but I hate having to type it in after, so It's just easier to go straight onto the computer.

28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?
Tons of times, with a few different people, including [info]kabal42, [info]snapesgirl, and [info]ceria.  It's always a fun process, and every one has been different.

29 – What is your current project or projects?
NaNoWriMo, starting tomorrow.  I'll be doing a Merlin version of the Sword in the Stone, with Merlin looking for an Arthur who has been missing for a year.  I'm looking forward to it.

30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!
Hm...I have a lot of favorites.  Oh...I have to say it.  Our Truth.  Though I'm sure I could make a huge long list if I wanted...

Oct. 27th, 2010

Master Post of OMFG aka formerly known as State of the Elf

So long since I wrote one of these, but I need to get this first part up her, so I might as well add the rest, too.

1 - NaNoWriMo next month (Or should I say Monday?), so this journal will again be taken over by an unbetad post-as-I-write-it story.  This year, I'm doing Merlin/Arthur (or Arthur/Merlin?), fanfic merging Merlin with Sword in the Stone.  Should be fun, so I hope people will follow along.  And feel free to leave beta-type comments.  Any suggestions are more than welcome for the editing process once I've completed the story.

2 - Because of the above, I've been trying to finish all my fic before Monday, which I'm not doing very successfully.  I've gotten fairly far with both my November D_D and my K_K, but neither is quite close enough to being finished to make me happy yet.

3 - Spent the "Weekend" (Sunday morning to yesterday afternoon) with my sister working on a few projects, which was great fun.  One super sekret project for Christmas, and also working on getting niece's dollhouse painted.  We managed to get the whole thing minus the roof primed, and painted and floored two rooms, so we got a LOT accomplished, but I was exhausted when I got home last night.  Still, it was fun to do.

4 - Been working on learning languages, and made up a new Tumblr for it, if anyone's interested: Glossology.  Right now I'm only covering Welsh, Danish and German, but I'd love more input if anyone's curious or knowledgeable. :)

5 - Games - Managed to play Civ V at sis's house...not sure what I think.  It is better than 4, definitely, but I think I'd need to play a few more time to be sure whether I like it or not, but right now I'm leaning towards "still too much like 4".
Bought myself a new game a few weeks ago: Etrian Odyssey III.  It's a simple little game, but I'm enjoying it.  if you've played either of the others, you'll probably really enjoy it.
Also got to watch sis play DeathSpank yesterday.  I was a fan of the original Lucasfilm games, Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island games, so it was fun to see something new by the team behind them.  I may have to get the XBox 360 version for myself.

6 - Genealogy has been my life of late when not writing up my fanfic.  I've managed to find a few records that prove more ancestors in my family tree, so I've been having a great time.  I've been the family genealogist since 1991, shortly after my grandfather's death, but this is the first year I've managed to really sort things out and do more than just get the latest information.  I have to say, I've been having a great time with it, but it is VERY time consuming.
I also got the first five seasons of the UK Who Do You Think You Are from hubby for my birthday.  So many great episodes, but my first-watched episode is still my favorite: Stephen Fry. (link to the first part, the others can be found under "suggestions".)

7 - Been playing with cooking a lot more of late.  I made a deep dish pizza and a taco casserole along with several different versions of chicken, my favorite of which was a lovely Peruvian grilled chicken.  I highly recommend it, if  you're interested.

8 - Ship anniversaries - I played slightly when posts went up at H/D for their anniversary, and hopefully I'll get to play a bit more, and I'm looking into something to celebrate Snupin as well, despite my usual inability to write Snupin.  I'm curious to see what other ships will get mentioned as far as anniversaries go, though I'm sure most were written within those first two years.  At least for ships like Sirius/Remus, Lucius/Harry, etc.

I have probably missed things on my list, but that's enough for now.

Feb. 13th, 2010

State of the Elf

Been forever since I used that header, so I figured it was more than about time...

Need to do an update of my 100 in 1001 days list.  It's been just over a year, and I've managed some things, and failed at others.  Also thinking of doing a detailed list of the new movies I watched in the last year...  Also had thoughts about doing mini-game reviews and/or more Seattle entries, too, if there's any interest for either?  What do folks think?

Writing--Haven't been doing enough, but I have some fun ideas, including another HP memory loss fic, and the Merlin/Arthur Sword in the Stone fic, now complete with Season 2 spoilers, I think.  I also need to start editing my Nano Story...It's going to require a major rewrite, but I am looking forward to that now that I have enough paper to print it all out.  More than 80 pages worth, even squashed a bit.  And I have been keeping up with my D_Ds, and I have an idea chosen for my D_D for next month.  Should be fun to see what people come up with.  It's going to be a great anniversary.

Merlin news--Season three has been approved in the UK, so I'm looking forward to that, and Sy Fy has picked up the series, starting with Season 1.  So now most folks should be able to catch it, if they haven't already.  Wondering if NBC will be picking up season 2 this summer or not.

I've also been watching more British TV.  Demons, which is...okay, but not great.  And Law and Order: UK, which I'm already quite addicted to.  I've watched about 75-80% of the total American shows, if you include them all.  I doubt I've missed more than a small handful of the original series itself.  It's made watching the UK show quite interesting.  I love Jamie Bamber and Freema Agyeman in it, and I'm enjoying the other actors as well.  I will say I had a bit of trouble getting used to the idea of CPS meaning something other than Child Protective Services, but I love seeing the differences between the American and the British System of Justice.

Been spending too much time on my FB playing games, still playing a number of households in Sims 2, and I also got myself a couple of new games last week. King's Bounty: the Legacy, which is based on the original game that became Heroes of Might and Magic, which is okay, but a bit sluggish; and Style Savvy, which is incredibly addicting, and I have played every night since I got it. :) I highly recommend it if you like fashion games.  I have also had vague thoughts that it might be fun to play a Star Wars Universe RPG, but I don't like online RPG, so I'm not sure that there's anything that will appeal.  I don't suppose anyone out there has played any?

Also did a major upgrade of my living room.  Our movies were getting harder and harder to find because we have so many DVDs, so I resorted them, and we added a bookshelf from my sister for Christmas which I've turned into my reference library.  Took a bit of rearranging to get it close to my desk, but I like the way things turned out.  I feel at least a little bit more in control.  Able to find things that were scattered all over the place before.  It's nice.

So how is everyone else out there? 

Dec. 8th, 2009

Holiday drabble/ficlet offer

So....not up for full fic-length stuff, but I really should try to write something this month.  So I offer to those who are still reading this journal the chance to get a Holiday drabble from me.

I am willing to do only HP or Merlin, though I might be interested in others in certain circumstances.  I need up to five characters and/or pairings to choose from, and a few different prompts of a word, saying, or picture, two or three of them at least.

Go for it. :)

Jul. 25th, 2009

Good bye, job

So, as of 5 PM yesterday, I am now officially unemployed.  My own doing, and I'm glad I did it.  I know it was the right choice.  I loved the people there, but the job was only getting more and more stressful. 

I spent a lot of time yesterday saying good bye to everyone.  Got lots of hugs and lots of presents, and plenty of joking "how dare you"s from folks.  The thing is?  I wasn't there that long.  I started back in July of 07, but it took me until February of 08 (with a few-months-break in between there) to become an official employee.  But I've made more friends there than I ever have any place else I've ever worked.  I'll miss seeing them every day, and talking to them.  It made the day quite bittersweet.

Ended up having a plant, a balloon, and three bags to take home (one my usual bag I carry with me every day, but still...).  Luckily I'd made plans with [info]turtle_avenger last night, so she picked me up, and we went to Red Robin's for supper, then went to see a girlyflick, "The Ugly Truth." :D  I spent a lot of time covering my face in embarrassment for the characters, but it was fun and light and a perfect way to end the day.

Now I just have to remind myself to do my own work every day.  I have a number of long-neglected chores to get to, and two big fics to write, not to mention the usual D_Ds and plotting for my Nano this year...Maybe even a Merlin fic or two.  So I will still be busy, but easier to get to--I think. :)  I'm going to force myself to get out of the house at least every other day, just for my own health, because I tend to be disinclined to move, which is very not good for me... :P

Bought myself a new pasta maker--for cooking in the microwave.  Haven't tested it yet, but here's hoping.  Helps that I'll only be making it for myself.  Means that there won't be a lot of boilover to deal with. Wish me luck!

Also--saw HBP a week ago Friday.  Still getting my thoughts together about it.  I'll be seeing it again Monday, so I'll probably post a proper review then. :)

Jun. 14th, 2009

Party at my place!

*blows noismaker*

I have just, and finally finished tagging everything in this journal that needs tagging. Uuuf.

So...to celebrate, I'm offering Drabbles.

HP and Merlin are most welcome, other fandoms I'm willing to try: Buffy, Firefly, Trek, YN. But I do reserve the right to refuse to do a character or pairing. These days being in fandom means picking what I enjoy rather than fighting through something I hate.

So? Who's first?

Mar. 10th, 2009

Disney fans, King Arthur fans, help please?

The song "The Sword in the Stone" from the Disney movie of the same name has more than the two stanzas I have been able to find in any lyrics searches I've tried.

The two I have found are:
A legend is sung of when England was young
And knights were brave and bold
The good king had died
And no one could decide
Who was rightful heir to the throne

It seemed that the land would be torn by a war
Or saved by a miracle alone
And that miracle appeared in London town
The sword in the stone.


However, I seem to recall more, and I can't verify the lyrics anywhere.

What I remember is:
Though they tried for the sword with all their might
No knight in all the land
Could draw the wond'rus blade from its resting place
Its secrets they could not understand.

The one who was meant to rule the land
And worthy of the throne
He will seek the sword with a humble heart
And not for himself alone
He will be the one who was born to claim
The sword in the stone.


My big problem? I have no way of confirming my lyrics. Does anyone know for sure?

I'd be ever so grateful. I'd give you a credit in my story!

Slashy babbling, Merlin style

So...Just rambling thoughts here, but I was telling K why Arthur/Merlin works so well for me (aside from the general geeky slashyness that is Bradley and Colin), is because of Canon for Camelot.

The scene in my head goes something like this:
Future fic:
Court at camelot: one of the knights accuses Gwenevere of sleeping with Lancelot--which she is, because she's only married Arthur to give him cover so he can be with Merlin--and Arthur and Merlin exchange glances. "What do we do now?"

I mean, honestly, doesn't it just make sense?

And while we're at it, I was also telling him the other day that probably the reason I've been enjoying present-day Merlin AUs so much is because it keeps me from sneaking into RPF (though I'm not sure how long that will work...