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Jul. 27th, 2011

Resource Post: Astrology

I'm an astrology nut.  Have been for longer than I can remember.  It's fun and harmless, and there's always lots of great ways to use it.

The past few years, I've used it as a way to help me determine birthdates for characters that don't have them when I need them.  Helps me come up with random personality traits I might not have otherwise thought of, and narrows down the date so I don't choose one at random.

Whether or not you actually believe in astrology, it's still fun to play around in, so I thought I'd write up a post of good sites to look at for various astrological/birth sign information. 

Keep in mind, these sites have a tendency to disappear at random, so the links here are quite likely to just stop working.  If they do, let me know, and I'll try to find a better link, if one exists.

The Birthday Calculator: Not so much astrology, though it includes it, but random miscellanea about your date of birth.  Lots of random odd stuff here, but kind of fun to look through, and might inspire something you hadn't considered.

Western Zodiac )

Eastern Zodiac )

Other Astrologies )

And something a little different:
Numerology )

*Bonus*
Finding a birthdate for a character:How-to )

Jul. 24th, 2011

My Muses

So I did another set of posts on Tumblr--the RP characters I have that stand out more than the rest (and/or feed me stories).  Thought I'd cut and paste them here as well.

Harry Potter Muses:
HP Muses )

Merlin Muses:
Merlin Muses )

Narnia Muse:
Narnia Muse )

These are just the ones who speak to me most often.  I have tons more who I play/have played/written, but nearly always in conjunction to at least one of the above.

Jun. 25th, 2011

Just Cause...

It fits WAY too well...

Explanation first.  When I decided to take on a younger Rab, I decided to go with someone who had younger options for photos, though I kept Stuart Townsend as my Older (late twenties to early forties) Rab.  I ended up going with Jonathan Rhys Meyers because he smirks so perfectly, and he's been doing movies for a good while now so there are some lovely younger shots of him, and some lovely smut of him as well. ;)

When [info]wolfish_cat picked up Rodolphus Lestrange in the first game we played them in, the previous player had been using Colin Farrel for him, so she kept using him, but after a while, we agreed that Viggo Mortensen worked better for him, though when we played them younger, she kept Colin for his younger self.

We've played with a number of different Death Eaters over the years, a Lucius or two, a Rookwood, a couple of different Severuses, even an Evan or two.  We also ended up creating one of our own, mostly out of whole cloth and one of the "extra" names we had--Thorne Wilkes (Pansy's Uncle, though we've also played him as her younger brother).  Thorne's PB is Hans Matheson, a little something to keep in mind.

So I got to chatting with [info]snapesgirl today about JRM and how pretty he and Henry Cavill are in the Tudors (I have a feeling some of you will guess where this is going...), and she admitted that she sees Henry as her version of the younger Ro.  I couldn't help but agree.  In rl, he and JRM are actually the reverse ages of Rab and Ro, but...it fits.

So I asked [info]wolfish_cat about it tonight (well, this morning for her, and I guess it is even morning for me right now...if not dawn yet), and we agreed--it's just too good not to use him.  So Colin is going by the wayside.

And as we were looking around for pictures of the boys together in the Tudors, we came across this little picture:
Large Picture behind the cut )

Isn't it perfect? :D

Jun. 15th, 2011

Picspam: Old Tyme Boyz

So [info]wolfish_cat and I have been playing Phineas Nigellus and a few of his family together, and I decided to share them.

The Old Tyme Boyz )

Oct. 28th, 2010

RP: Making Up Is Hard to Do - pt 1 - Severus/Remus, PG13)

Title: Making Up Is Hard to Do Part 1
By: [info]snapesgirl (Severus) and [info]elfflame (Remus)
Rating: PG 13 for swearing and a bit of drinking (for now)
Summary: Severus Snape is sent to deliver a missive to Remus Lupin Summer of 1993.
A/N: As soon as the anniversary was mentioned, elfflame thought this would be fun, so she dragged in snapesgirl kicking and screaming (or maybe not so much screaming… ;) ). We'll be doing our best to post a RP session with these two once a month, in a dialogue format. May get slightly crackish at times (Sev can get very unruly when he doesn't get his way, after all… ;) ), but mostly we'll be following Harry's third year, to see where it takes the boys. Hope you all enjoy!


Think of all that we've been through – Neil Sedaka, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do )

Jul. 7th, 2010

How to find a PB

Finding a PB How-to )

Nov. 1st, 2009

NaNo Day one

Is officially a success, though I was hoping to get more done. But given how much I did today over all, I'd say I'm doing pretty good.

Word count: 2219

So about 500 words ahead of target for 50k by November 30th.

Also managed to do Recs, the Prophet, edit my K_K and sent that off to the Mods, and got another 250 done on November's D_D. Not to mention brunch with my folks, and watching the latest episode of Merlin with [info]kabal42.

Overall, a good day, so I'm feeling pretty confident. *crosses fingers*

And one more number:
[info]rpwrimo: 1615
From three threads. Not bad. :) At that rate, I'll be at 50k there at the end of the month, too.

Nov. 17th, 2008

Listal

So, Listal just updated to their newest version, and one of the new features is people lists.  I've made a bunch of people lists while the feature was still in Beta mode.

Lost Too Soon - Actors and Actresses who died before 40.
After Elton's Top 100 for 2008
After Ellen's Top 100 for 2008
The Brat Pack
The Luninaries of Sci-Fi
Dracula Actors
Superheroes
Alternate Presidents - Actors and Actresses who have played the US President

And for pure self-indulgence:
Pee Bee - A list of the PBs I've used

Apr. 6th, 2008

Drabble Dump

For Wolfish Cat:
Ro/Blaise
This started out based on FL, but...well, it's going somewhere else, so we'll let it. Warning here for implied chan (Blaise is 15), and assumed D/s, though there isn't really any sex in the drabble.
250 words - PG13


A Nighttime Walk )


Florahart
Snape, Charlie, bubblegum.
214 words - PG


Dealing With Ego )


Lee West
Rab/Barty, around the Longbottoms' torture time, Law Like Love.
276 words - PG13 (Mention of chan and future torture, and manipulation)


Plans for the Future )


Robin
Harry/Draco
This one's based on the RP these two started in.  As I said in my note the other day, they've been playing together since 2006, and married in 2007, though we never actually played all of that out because we skipped forward several years.  So...this was my solution. :)
402 words - PG


Wedding Day )


Kaykayen
Pairing: H/D
Time Period: Post-war (but EWE, please)
Quote: "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." Friedrich Nietzsche
325 words - PG


If Wishes Were Horses )


Zille
Blaise/Theo
A new pairing to me, and one I'm still sorting out in my head, as you'll see in the drabble.
233 words - R (Mention of Chan)


On Love )


Lilian Cho:
Severus/Draco or Severus/Draco/Harry, your choice.
Either during DH or post-DH with Snape surviving =DDD
Mmm...prompt: "We're not really enemies, we love each other, really."
Or if that's too sappy, "enemies" *g*
370 words - PG


Demands )

Apr. 4th, 2008

State of the Elf again

* Job is...nuts.  They've been getting twice the work I'm able to do in a day.  And have no one else doing it.  And I'm scrambling to be able to do as much as I am.  Plus, I'm not really doing it the way they want to end up having it be done.  Someone else does a bunch of lookup and callbacks that I couldn't do yet because I didn't have access to the relevant system yet.  So eventually they want to have three of us doing the lookup, callbacks, and entering all at once.  Which would slow things down incredibly much.  I don't think they're quite cognizant of that just yet. :P

* Have been wibbling back and fort on a reclist of Anj classics.  So...the question is, would there be any call for it, or does it seem redundant or silly, and I should just keep my big yap shut?

* Have not been playing in my games at all of late.  I suck.  Mostly because I can't really at work without feeling like I'm breaking rules, and by the time I get home, I'm wiped.

But I have been able to rp a bit through email and a few private rps... 

Harry and Draco have been together since September of 2006, and got married in 2007 (realtime).  One private ceremony with just very immediate family (Lucius, Severus, Sirius and Remus) in the Netherlands where it was legal for males at the time (the rp took place in 2002 at the time, I think), and one public ceremony several months later in the summer that was just for show.  And now that we've moved them to "today," Harry's asked him again, now that it's legal for men to be able to marry each other in England.  So he's been working on that.

And my Blaise has finally gained a Theo.  We set it up that they were together in school a bit and then separated by the war.  And now they're engaged to be married.  My Blaise is very much of the "love doesn't exist" mindset because of his mother, but his friends and lovers have convinced him otherwise, and so now he's shocked, but very happy.  It's odd, but sweet.

* Writing - finished my HP Vamp fic, but for the editing, which will begin this weekend.  Need to start my D_D, and have ideas for another fic as well that wants to push the D_D right out of the way.  And if I finish all that, I might claim another prompt at HP Vamp.  Oh, and I have drabbles to do, too. :)  And I have this amazing fic idea that I *have* to find the time to do, too.

* Also…have been having an idea that I’d like to do one of those “commentary tracks” for one of my fics.  Anyone have any preferences for which?  I might do a poll at some point.

* [info]hd_worldcup.  If you’re not watching, why not?  I haven’t had much chance to read what’s been posted so far, but I have enjoyed what I’ve read.

* Politics - I'm starting to get annoyed with both candidates.  I was so thrilled when they both ended up as frontrunners, because I thought it meant we could avoid the “vote for me because I’m a …” argument.  Why they couldn’t just run on the issues…  Well, I suppose I know: they’re too close in most beliefs, so they need better ways to separate themselves.

* Have been considering switching my default icon to something different.  Not sure to what yet, though.

Feb. 18th, 2008

My Role in Fandom

So...this is something I've been meaning to re-do for ages now.  But especially since the move to IJ in August.

My number one priority in fandom is, has and always will be, fic.  Writing it, and still occasionally recing it.  I post the 13th of every month to [info]daily_deviant, and participate in random fests here and there.  And, on great occasion, I write something just because it desperately has to get written.

Modding -
I am an editor at [info]potter_prophet, which I contribute to each Sunday.
I mod the asylum [info]blaise_zabini, which accepts all fic, art, icons meta or other entries having to do with the dark-skinned Slytherin.
I also mod [info]hp_nano, which is a gathering place for those in the HP fandom participating in the yearly NaNoWriMo Challenge in November.

RP -
I co-mod the game [info]founders_legacy, where I play Draco and Blaise.
I also RP in a slightly different form at [info]rp_bad_boyz as Rabastan and Blaise.
And there's also still an older Draco in my head who snuggles with K's Harry.

Then there is [info]true_revenge, which [info]foodie and I have been slowly posting all our stories that started with a simple little idea I had about how Lucius might have proposed to Narcissa.

And [info]shadowhunt, which is the beginning of a pseudo-rp surrounding an idea [info]foodie had where Hestia Jones starts up a bounty-hunting agency after the war.

Then there's something that's not strictly fannish, but which I haven't mentioned in my journal until now--[info]writing_linkz.  It's nowhere near complete, and probably never will be.  It's invite-only to join, but anyone is free to watch.  Mostly, it's a place where I stash links that I think will be helpful in my writing.

Dec. 16th, 2007

The PB list

This list is opinionated, selective, subjective, and will likely never be complete.  That said, I am also ALWAYS open to suggestions on the characters listed here. :)  Who do you like/use/have seen used for these characters?

Starting with my pups, in order and by game:
Blaise Zabini )

George (and Fred) Weasley )

Padma (and Parvati) Patil )

Draco Malfoy )

Remus Lupin )

Severus Snape )

Rabastan Lestrange )

Wow...looking at all that...I think I'll stop there.  I do have opinions on other characters.  Just...those are the ones I've played, and therefore feel strongest about.  Maybe I'll do a second bit at some point.  Mostly I just needed the distraction.

Dec. 10th, 2007

Links because I can, and miscellaneous things

Link one: The Ten Doctors (Dr Who, that is...)
A comic strip featuring all ten doctors, and most of his companions as well.  If you're a fan of the old series as well as the new, this is a great read.

Link two: My favorite house-icon maker has made a new batch of icons with His Dark Materials quotes.

Link three: [info]florahart has compiled the IJ stats for the big surges since May.  And yet, the site is still running quite smoothly...  Unlike others I could name...


To Do List:
Advertise [info]founders_legacy @lj
George reply to Hess
Blaise reply to Fred
Post Movie Drabbles

Post PB list
Write Tonksathon fic
Start next D_D fic
Write out first chapter of collab with [info]kabal42
Back up old RPGs at GJ before it's too late
Create Asylum for boys to play in

I'm sure I've forgotten something...

Dec. 1st, 2007

State of the Elf

So...even though I've posted just about every day in the last month, most of it has been story-stuff rather than other stuff, so I thought I'd update everyone.

Writing-
Got some serious bunnies in the last month.  SS/SB/RL with a Tonks side, SS/RL (yes, really) post DH with Teddy in attendance, DM/SM fic for someone's xmas gift because she deserves it, and something like three or four non-fairy tale H/D ideas.  Including a 12 days of Christmas thing, which I have informed my brain is not going to happen...  In particular, working on a post-DH story with [info]kabal42 that could be tons of fun. 
For now, though, my #1 priority is D_D's KK fic...I think we're almost done...
Still have it in mind to do Epilouge Kid drabbles...

Life-
Watching Bedknobs and Broomsticks and then Narnia today with hubby...as soon as we come back from the store. 
Sister's working on a books list for the Zygote...  That's been fun. 
I'm really beginning to hate the holidays, though.  Or maybe its just that side of the family.  Every time I get an email from one of them, I get tense.  To the point where I'm starting to avoid email in general...  No clue what to do as far as gifts, given that all the major people in my life aside from my sister either don't want them, or are so distant as to give me no clue what they might want. It's kind of making me ill.  I wish I were more ahead.  And that I had the skill, equiptment and time to just make everyone new scarves or something...
Been reading a lot.  Both fic and books.  Just finished the Dexter books.  Will probably post a review of all three this weekend.  But the short version?  If you like the show, read the books. :D

RP-
New game, here at IJ: [info]founders_legacy.  Ad to follow soon.  4th year AU.  We're having fun so far.  Game officially starts the first of January.  I've taken on Draco ([info]draconis_m) and Blaise ([info]blaise_z), of course.
Also, doing a half-writing, half-rp project with a friend surrounding an idea we've had for a while.  It's called [info]shadowhunt if people want to give it a look.  Post-DH, Hestia Jones sets up a sort of bounty-hunter service.  We've got four characters: Hestia, Charlie, George and Blaise.  There will be slash and adult humor.  It's a closed game, but people are quite welcome to watch.  We'd love opinions.  We're not going to run it like a traditional RP, but there will be threads that will grow over time.  And we'll probably post threads for people to comment on after them, particularly when we're looking for input on who they should go after next, or things like that. :)

Found a new toy I've been spending too much time with: Wordie.  There under elfflame, if folks want to look at my word-lists and/or suggest additions. :)

LJ-
Okay, so my reaction to the new uproar yesterday was, "Uh huh.  And this surprises you?"  This morning, it's more, "goddamn it!"  I refreshed the page I keep my lj open on, not noticing that it had logged me out, so all the fest entries were not only hidden behind a cut, they had an extra page to get to content.  Except when I logged in, it wouldn't let me see either the page or the "are you over 18" page any more...just errored out.  I figured it out, but still... 
Mostly, I'm just glad that's not my main journal any longer.  I can't wait to see what happens when the first person gets closed down because of these...  So done with this.  Been done with it since August.  So why hasn't it effing gone away yet?

Aug. 10th, 2007

To Do List

  • OOC post at AD tomorrow
  • Finish [info]daily_deviant fic for Monday
  • Finish HD_Remix (due 22nd)
  • 100,001 tags at games
  • Link fic list at IJ to IJ versions
  • Delete LJ versions
  • Upload fics to archives
  • Transfer over PBIcon_dir entries to GJ acct
  • Find storage space for pictures & banners
  • Go through IJ and delete Poll entries and broken-linked entries
  • Tag old entries at IJ

*hides from my to-do list*
I knew it wasn't going to be short, but...damn...

Jun. 18th, 2007

Update of doom

I just seem to be so distracted these days, I rarely seem to post anything but fic or memes.  So a list of my life of late:

* On Spoilers!  I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again.  I don't want to be spoiled.  Please, please, please!  Put stuff under a cut for those of us who want to actually read the book without prior knowledge?  Thanks.

many many many other things behind the cut, to save my flist from teh ginormous post of doom )

And I think I'll stop there.  And maybe try to post more often? :P  Hope everyone is having a good day.

May. 19th, 2007

[No Subject]

So, not that anyone reads this journal any more, given that I RP too much, but I am still here...

I'm just bursting with too much to do.  I've been setting up a new community for posting links to great icons for RP - [info]pbicons_dir.  It's already got a ton of stuff, and I and the two other  icon searchers are constantly adding more.  There are lots of actors, models and musicians there, and I'm always open to adding more.  Consider this your invitation. :D

I am still working on my 3some piece...  Hit a snag, and not sure where to go from there...  But I've hit 5000 words, I think.  Very glad I still have three weeks before I seriously have to start worrying about D_D again, cause I really want to get the 3some piece done before that.  Though I did forget that Draco's birthday is coming up.  I'd really like to continue my little tradition of a birthday story for him, if I can...  Any H/D suggestions would be welcome. :)

And now, instead of more actual content, I offer something memish.  I have 8 characters I've played over 4 games (well, more, but the others are either continuations, or didn't last long):
the character list )
So, my idea is this.  Ask my pup up to five questions, or ask them to write a letter to a certain character, and I'll do my best to come up with something for them. :)  I just want to get writing again, and they seem to be more vocal these days.

Apr. 19th, 2007

Feel free to pass the rant by

I am about ready to hurt something, and I don't much care what.  Am I the only person in the world who can't get into GJ right now?  I have something like ten tags to respond to, and three different games I wanted to check, but apparently, the world is conspiring against me right now.  I'm in a really pissy mood, and I don't want to fucking deal with this right now.  Can't the world just cooperate for once?


Grrr....

It wouldn't be bothering me so much if it had been accessable at all, but I haven't been able to respond to things today, and now I can't.  And haven't since I got home four fucking hours ago.

I think I'll just go to bed now before I smash the computers.

Mar. 2nd, 2007

List time!

1 - Didn't like [info]hp_fridayfive or [info]fannish5 today, so no entry there...

2 - Huge hugs to [info]littlecup, who had her baby yesterday.

3 - Job news--went to an interview for a temp job today.  I'll be working in the tallest building in Seattle (formerly known as the Columbia Center) on the 34rd floor.  I'm working for a real estate insurance company.  A bit nervous about it, because it could be stressful, but we'll see...  Means I'll be more available during the weekends now.

Mods for [info]hpficlist, I'll still be available in the evenings if there are problems.  But I'll likely take Saturdays or Sundays for my day until this is over.

RP people, particularly those of you outside the states, I'm afraid this means most of my gaming will be in the evening as well, or weekends.  If there's a particular plot you would like to do, just let me know, and we can talk it out in emails at the very least.  I will try to stay active as much as possible.

4 - Speaking of [info]hpficlist, it's been kind of quiet the last few days, but there are lots of links to follow, and I'm about to go add a few more ships I saw that could be added...  Please come check us out?  It won't be much of a resource without links to follow, right?

5 -*whines* I want season 4 of QAF, already!  And Sims: Seasons, too!  Oh, well, at least I'll have job money I can use for it... :D

6 - Still planning on doing a book review, just not sure what and when.  But it is coming.

Jan. 30th, 2007

A how-to for RP-ers

Had the idea for this for a while now, and knowing that I have so many other RP mods on my list, I thought I'd share it and see what others thought.  Particularly if you think a section is too preachy, and/or if there is something that I didn't cover, or if you have links to other resources, or even if there's already something like this out there.  If you like it, feel free to link it to your games, just give credit.  I'll probably be changing it a bit here and there, but nothing major.

Also, isn't there a how-to wiki?  I was thinking I could put it up there...maybe.

How to App for a RPG )