tea_and_ink: (bound to catch the heavens if they fall)
So, [info]too_rational  who is awesome and deserves so much pie for boosting the signal just linked to this fix for the newest sticky business LJ's got us into, for those of you who find this utterly incomprehensible and would really like to send LJ to a therapist or a counselor to deal with all of these self-destructive issues, while still sticking around.

In case you're tired of this cyclical crap and simply wish to whisk yourself away, I've DW codes available, so if you want them, just ask and they're yours.

On a different note, my mother called and we spoke for like fifteen minutes (we're remarkably terrible at speaking over the phone) which could be summed up with the phrase "I miss your cupcake face, child". She literally said that. That's what I'm grateful for today, my mom's love.

Let's see, yesterday I was kind of enthralled by JGL's incredibly otherworldly sheer brilliance and so forgot to post any kind of good-for-the-soul stuff, which turned out ok, considering how good for my soul he is. So thank you [livejournal.com profile] robanybody  (I feel like this journal is slowly becoming your fanclub or something) for the vid provided and also, thank you universe for JGL.

Um... right. That's it. I'll go have some scones with my PB now (zomg I got PB!). Also, I feel like I need to point out how much I love this icon (Astrid!!!) so: I LOVE THIS ICON SO MUCH * ___*
tea_and_ink: (one does not love breathing)

Yesterday I woke up to this Doctor/River shipper manifesto over at [livejournal.com profile] het_reccers. Which is wonderful and glittery, not to mention the fact that short fic means that I get to read each and every one of them before even heading out to face the world. Clearly the rest of my day was colored by the knowledge that this precious little gems existed and were, somehow, a part of my life now that I'd swam in those waters. Seriously. All of the recs in there are perfect, delicate things that sent my heart a-fluttering with their well-aimed punches to the gut. It's like having autumn for a second time in the same year.

Today, after watching Inception for a second time yesterday, I came looking for fic and remembered [livejournal.com profile] vinylroad  had written something which I'd mentally bookmarked in order to get to it after I'd seen the movie. Haven't read it yet, but mostly because I found a previous post of hers where there are, guess what, RECS OF FICS FOR PAIRINGS I SORT OF MADLY SHIP. So, there. Maybe today will be just as glorious (albeit in a different way, I guess, since I'll likely not be asking myself WWRSD, but WWAD [wherein 'A' stands for either Ariadne and/or Arthur, such versatility!], right?) as yesterday simply because I started with the right foot.

Bonus gratefulness for the chance to read Ursula K. LeGuin before bed last night and first thing in the morning today as I had my breakfast. GLORY, I say.

tea_and_ink: (crazy hijinkers)
head cold + menstruation = grumpy me.

A's drawing skills + a paper airplane = no-longer grumpy me.

This I am grateful for today. A wants to learn to build airplanes, so naturally he excels at making paper airplanes and drawing things, so he decided to change my day a bit by drawing these reversible little faces on a sheet of paper, which he then folded appropriately and sent it flying across the room at me. It said: "it's all a matter of perspective, for example, this side up (frowny, sad faces) they're not very encouraging, now (arrow indicates I should turn the sheet upside down) this side up (sad faces magically become dimpled, smiley faces) they're much nicer, wouldn't you say?

I love my friends.

Yesterday I was inordinately grateful to [livejournal.com profile] robanybody  for taking my excited yipping and returning it in kind, plus added pimping of lj activities which involve Alerans and ficcing. Thanks babe!


Aug. 7th, 2010 06:31 am
tea_and_ink: (for thee my bro for thee)
You guys, I'm 24!!!!!!!

Ahem, so yeah. It was nice and there were tears and laughter and some more tears and cake. So it all worked out.

Missed my dad so damn much, but my mom cried with me and held me close, and then the bro listened to me lose it over the phone all over again and was generally sweet (for him) and, well, all was as good with the world as it could be, I guess.

Huge, mayor thanks to all the lovely ladies who sent some love over the magic railway lines of the internet, it made the day even more beautiful. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I don't think I need to specify what I'm grateful for, do I?

::is blissful::

tea_and_ink: (crazy hijinkers)
Yay for dramatic subject lines!

Via ,[personal profile] shopfront . [personal profile] elf suggests a Gratitude Project of which I  find myself inordinately fond of, and so I am joining it by being grateful to my sister's huge smile, which she texts me (it's not an actual text, mind) first thing in the morning, along the lines: 'figured my actual smile would brighten up your day way more than an emoticon could convey'

Yes, she says convey.

Also yes, her smile does brighten up my days. Even at five-thirty in the morning.

Have a nice day, my loves, and be grateful for the little things, I feel they always amount to so much more when you look back on them.

I'm back!

Jul. 25th, 2010 08:16 am
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Ha! totally fell asleep while trying to watch Terminator Salvation on the bus ride back here (from the mountainside, you see, where I had the bestest time ever), there were way too many night scenes to watch it in broad daylight on a plasma screen, regardless on how much of an improvement said screen is over the olde half-inch screens. Did not snore, though.

Also, I'm here to wish a mega awesometastically happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] jamesinboots  who rocks on so many levels I cannot even begin to count. You're a lovely person Jimmi and I'm so lucky to have you around because your continued optimism, even in the face of hardships, is always a good thing on my days (I know you're totally being this way to make me a better person. It's all about me, you know).I hope you get all the great things you deserve in life as you get older.

Um. I'll be heading back to my apartment this evening, so pictures to come when I'm there, like tomorrow, maybe. Man, such a great time with my mom and the friend I mentioned earlier, you have no idea the amounts of dorktiemz we indulged into. No idea.

Tres awesome.

I've things to mail over to people whom know who they are, so expect my dolphin noises of glee and excitement as soon as I have accomplished the trip to the post office, yeah?

Last, but not least, [livejournal.com profile] robanybody  deserves my gratitude, of the endless variety btw, because I don't know that I'd given the Codex Alera series a go had it not been for her recommendation. I LOVE IT and I'm totally picturing your dream cast kicking butt like it's going out of style. ::blows kisses your way::

real quick

Jul. 18th, 2010 11:14 am
tea_and_ink: (one does not love breathing)
Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] vinylroad  hope all is shiny and lovely and generally non-sucky or explosive (unless it's in a good way. of course). I'm here where I told you I'd be and I'm looking for something to honor your awesome, so worry not.

Corollary to that, I'm in love with this place, forgot my gloves this morning and I sort of can't feel my hands but that is irrelevant because I LOVE THIS PLACE. Pictures to come.

Anyway, all my bestest to Kat, and lots of love to the flist on this fine sunday.

::sends love to the universe at large::


Jul. 7th, 2010 06:54 am
tea_and_ink: (Default)
I just wanted to thank you guys for all the support you've given me. This year has been awful so far, but you've held true and I cannot adequately express how much it means to me to have you around.

Thank you so much for being there. Good thoughts and good wishes really do go a long way for me, so thank you for being so generous with them.

I love you all lots.
tea_and_ink: (Default)
CAS!!!!!! Happy birthday love, you can bet that if I knew how, I'd totally sparkle up this post with, like sparkly text in a giant, flist spamming font, so there.

In further proof of my never-ending regard appreciation love for you, I've taken a picture of the general pun of many of the jokes I've been subjected to for the last few days by people with nothing better to do ) but I do not care if they mock me, they clearly do not understand your coolness, and so ::blows raspberry to their faces::

Srsly though, I'm sending lots of good vibes your way today, hope you have a great one and KEEP UP THE ADMIRABLE PHILOSOPHY WHICH I ADMIRE (because it's admirable).

::tackles you:: much love for you today, sweets!
tea_and_ink: (bound to catch the heavens if they fall)
So, dear, lovely, awesome, unparalleled ladies of my flist I come here today to suck up to you ask you a very serious question of great import: what do you think a matriarchal society should have/be like/work like? Why? (okay, so two questions, then).

I'm sort of playing around with world-building sandboxes and this may never percolate into anything beyond a mental exercise, so be warned. However, isn't this a great mental exercise? (hint: it is)
tea_and_ink: (our last day as children)
My friend, who does not like that "that sifi-fantasy CGI mental handjob business" has just uttered this one:

R: in the immortal words of one Jimmy T. Kirk: bullshit.
Me: *_* heeeeeeee!!! I've totally roped you in. I've totally roped you in. I've totally roped you in.
R: Crap. So this is what being corrupted feels like. Well, at least Mr Kirk is a hotass.

Also, this post is for my girl [livejournal.com profile] maboheme  whom I promised some reccing of the type I've been neglecting. Hence:

Were you looking for a magical kingdom inside that wardrobe by Netgirl_y2k over at AOOO  Merlin/Morgana, Arthur/Gwen. In which there is absolutely no ravishing. Of anybody, at all. No matter what Arthur says. Kind of relentlessly hilarious with a touch of awesome and some seriously fantastic dynamics.

Through the dark by [livejournal.com profile] kepp0xy  . Wherein Morgana hones her magic and Merlin lends a helping hand (I may have a thing for this particular idea, I think you'll notice). Incidentally, this author has a wonderful array of fics I think should be checked out since they span all tastes and possibilities.

Drastically Redefining Protocol
by [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock . I think the chances you haven't read this one are slim, however in case you haven't here, have some. Arthur is Crown Prince of England, Merlin works at a hospital and Uther passes out in ottomans. Also Gwen and Morgana are kind of stellar. Satisfying long fic, this one. Arthur/Merlin of the boy-on-boy variety.

Peppermint Wind by [livejournal.com profile] miakun . Another Merlin/Morgana one, this one being several times more awesome on account of it taking place in the present and over exotic fruit. Not an AU, btw.

Behind Closed Doors by [livejournal.com profile] miakun . Insanely hot A/G/Mer piece where they're private investigators and also a totally hot threesome as often as possible. Like, really. So very NC-17.

What Happened When The World Fell Apart
by iambic. This one is a really good read, takes place in a steampunkish universe and it's structured in such a way that the story is told both as if read from the official history book and the POV of the characters involved. It doesn't seem to make much sense at first, but then you get into it (if you do get into it) and it pays off beautifully. One of the first fics I read in this fandom.

Ever Mine
by [livejournal.com profile] blackmamba . She has a number of beautiful fics, I think I could simply rec you everything she's written in this fandom, actually. This particular one  has an ethereal quality to it you can almost touch (figure that one out! hehe), from all the characters' POV as they experience a series of supernatural moments that closely relate, one way or another, to Morgana and her ability. Lovely way to look at relationships dynamics.

An Ever-fixed Mark by [livejournal.com profile] imperfectcircle . I think this is my most favoritest one so far. They're a seduretu and if you don't know what that is, there's a brief explanation in the fic, if you do know what that is, then what the hell are you doing still here? you should be over there getting drunk on plot and love and pitch perfect voices. If there is one fic on this list you want to read and ditch the others, this is the one. Trust me.

in omne tempus by [livejournal.com profile] giddygeek . Of power and what it means to be a woman in this male dominated world of Morgana. Tremendously sensual Morgana/Gwen.

A Cautionary Tale About Tomatoes (and zombies) by Netgirl_y2k. Wildly hilarious, I mean there are zombies in it, but that's not even the part where it gets ridiculously funny.

A Little Knowledge by [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo . Morgana and her sheer fierceness save the day.

Don't Be Sorry by [livejournal.com profile] sparky77 . Another one where everybody loves everybody and Arthur used to climb into Morgana's bed at the age of five because some things are always right in the world.

Aaaaaand Five Lessons by Selena. Because I couldn't NOT include this one. Five lessons Arthur's learned that shape the sort of man he is. It's a beautiful character study piece.

Um, yeah, since you don't know the sacrifices I've had to make, I'll just point you to my delicious tag on these four so that you can go there, if you're still interested.
tea_and_ink: (el dia de todas las almas)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] winterlive !!!!!!! Awesome girl like you, Danners, will have the bestest ever, I just know it.

Also? Have a great day and a very, very happy further aging experience year!!! LOVE YOU LOTS AND WISH YOU THE MOST HAPPINESS YOU CAN POSSIBLY HANDLE.

flist love

Feb. 3rd, 2010 01:36 pm
tea_and_ink: (we go forward we come back)
Hi, just popping by real quick to wish [livejournal.com profile] anteka  a very, very, very happy birthday!!! BB your awesomeness knows no limits and I'm so glad you know this because guess what? it makes you EVEN MORE AWESOME.

Love you lots, and ::blushes:: you continuously make my experience in fandom so much better, I even got into Fringe because I thought that you liked it so there had to be something interesting about it (thanks for that, btw), and I never told you. So I'm taking the chance to let you know what a wonderful person I think you are, and how lovely it is to have you around XD

tea_and_ink: (Default)
I'm updating because Mousey asked me to.

So, in the way of updating my current life status, well, I'm alive. Also back. For good, not a week.

::hugs LJ:: I missed you!!!!!!
tea_and_ink: (el dia de todas las almas)
Ha. So, y'all remember that one time when I wrote about how I was gonna be kinda gone from the interwebz for a while? Well, I was not lying. In case you were interested.


Also also, the place where I'm at currently is so breath-taking-ly beautiful I cannot describe it properly, just know that there are mountains and cold and ROSES IN EVERY AVAILABLE SQUAURE INCH and, dear Lord, the colors! I'll upload pictures for you as soon as I get to a wi-fi bar (one of the at least fourteen I've already spotted in this less-than-twelve-blocks-large town, care to do the statistics for that?) and have access to my laptop's files.

Other than that: HI BARACKLES!!!!! I kinda miss you and it occurred to me that it's been so fucking long since I last sent you smoke signals it was embarrassing... HIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tea_and_ink: (we go forward we come back)
Mostly because my mother is an enabler, but also because I kind of like champagne... but let's blame my mother.


Hafta go call my bro and burp in his ear, or something else equally deserving of his attention.


(also, I'm drunk, this has been a hard-to-type post, dudettes)
tea_and_ink: (bound to catch the heavens if they fall)
Was re-re-re-re-n-watching Star Trek, as one does, with some friends and one of them made a comment along the lines of Uhura getting in the way for the Spock-Kirk dynamics to fully develop. Like, properly. And, well, you can imagine how well that one went over with me.

I mean, if we're gonna snuff Uhura for being in the way of Kirk becoming the Ultimate One and Only Emotional Link Spock has left in the Entire Universe (be it utter BFFness, The Mother of All Slash Under the Sun or simple OTP), then shouldn't we, being fair, also snuff McCoy for the very same reason? It doesn't gel with me, how it can be flagged as a feminist statement that she's stronger standing alone in her island, while the other three are off enjoying each other's company.

Why can't she be the third wheel (because I'm keeping my focus on the Kirk-Spock side of things here) of a perfectly balanced tricycle? Better yet, why can we not turn that tricycle into a four-by-four truck fitted for every terrain and every possible circumstance?

Wouldn't that create better possibilities for growth for all parties involved? Why would some have to be diminished, stuffed in the background, or downright extracted from the equation for others to fully and properly develop to their maximum?

Please do note that these are heat-of-the-moment half-formed thoughts, and the only reason why I'm not saving this entry for when I have actually shaped things into a more fit for society form is because my time is very limited these days, and I know myself well enough when it comes to this type of things to know that if I don't get it out now, it will never see the light of day.

Mostly I'm airing thoughts. Do you have any input?
tea_and_ink: (bound to catch the heavens if they fall)
For the last few eons lifetimes weeks I've been forced to college the frack out, so I do apologize for the inconvenient disappearing. Especially when there were these couple of mornings when my coffee was sweetened by the presence of several beautifully nomy-looking virtual snow flake cookies. Thank you to the lovely ladies who saw fit I had one, I hope the lateness of my gratitude is forgiven by the knowledge that you have pulled me through some seriously horrid days when my faith in humanity was painfully tried.

Still burning my eyelashes (and hand, that one sleepy morning with the kettle) over finals, but I thought the time was ripe for me to stop shying away from LJ and face my fear of not being able to let go after such a long time going practically without.

Gonna go now, gotta finish this chapter before I can start on the next, you see. God, I so want this to be over. Like, yesterday.

Love you lots, and lots (and lots). Again, thank you for lighting up my days!
tea_and_ink: (DA - OTP)
Real quick drive-by post (at 4 in the am, Jesus!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY  [profile] sonam_bitts

Hope your awesome only increases with age and wisdom, which makes sense, because the wiser you get, the better you should be able to recognize what a fantastic person you are and how welcome your presence is (at least on this here LJ) and well, this can only be good, because you're supposed to get, like, wiser and wisdom would prevent you from getting all big-headed on the subject. Or something. Idek, man, it's 4 in the morning here.


tea_and_ink: (fortune teller)
I have a conundrum.

I wrote the fic I owe Zo first because DARK ANGEL!!!11! ::ahem:: and then stored it to come back to it because I wasn't quite pleased with the result. We'll come back to this as it is the root of all evil the very reason I'm so behind on posting these fics.

Then I wrote Anna-Mousey's prompt and I was quite pleased with it (ask Zo) and then I stored it away until I'd fixed my relationship with other one, so that I could post them both simultaneously, or at the very least as close to each other as possible as I am all about equality.

A few weeks ago my computer acted out and erased several files it had no business erasing, since many, many of them were school related I tended to those first, it wasn't until about a week and a half later that my conscience kicked in and I decided enough was enough, I would patch things up with the first fic and we'd come out of it stronger for it, our love would be reignited and this would become a source of strength in future difficult experiences. The fic was erased with the other files and my heart was broken in millions of tiny itty bitty little pieces never to be fully gathered again.

So, CONUNDRUM, should I appease my guilt and post Anna-Mousey's fic regardless of the readiness, or lack thereof, of Zo's? Or, should I soldier on (I'm still soldiering on) and fully re-write Zo's fic first before posting either?

Both of this solutions carry the same pros and the same cons, they would both make my soul a better place, and they would both weight further down my conscience as they are not the absolute best possible solution. I'm torn. Suggestions?


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olé nonetheless
...and your heart held out like a tin cup to catch the rain...

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