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So, this is the art for a8c_sock's fic Arthur Pendragon and the Philospher's Sword, for the 2011 Merlin Big Bang, paperlegends. I really enjoyed making the art for this, which includes a soundtrack, cover art, and a few more pieces. Go read the fic, and check out the rest of the stuff at paperlegends too!

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Edited to add: I've re-uploaded the pictures, so hopefully they work a little better now. Also, I realize this is hardly ideal, but just in case they don't, I think you can also see them at my photobucket album, here.
This is the cover art and fanmix for cjmarlowe's fic The Show Must Go On for kradambigbang. I really loved reading this fic and creating a mix for it!

Front Cover:

Back Cover:

The mix is here on Mediafire.

Fanmix for salmiaggi's Chasing

This is the cover art and fanmix for salmiaggi
's fic Chasing for kradambigbang. I loved this fic so much, and I had so much fun doing the artwork for it!
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Back Cover:

Here is the fanmix, on MediaFire.
Hope you all enjoy listening, and love the fic as much as I do!

Books, Books, Books...

So, I was discussing this list of the best books in America put out in the last twenty-five years. I can't remember who published it, possibly the New York Times or the New Yorker or something... But anyway, it made me long to make a book/author list of my own. These books are not all American, they were not all written in the past twenty-five years, and many of them are children's books. However, they are dear to my heart, and I wanted to acknowledge them somewhere.

Patricia C. Wrede's The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
These were the first chapter books I ever read, and I will always adore them. They are hilariously funny, feminist (as was most of the literature I read as a child, because I was surrounded by lots of very strong women) without being all about feminism, and just all-around wonderful. They have it all: runaway princesses, dragons, wizards, enchanted forests and kings.

All the Tamora Pierce Books
Tamora Pierce's Alanna series was the second chapter book series I ever read. They share many of the qualities that I loved about The Enchanted Forest, but they are very different in a lot of ways. They're more serious, but I love them all. Although I haven't read her newest book, and this is not actually the kind of book I would be interested in reading now, I often reread her older books when I have the time. They are so worth it, really.

Assassin's Apprentice and Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Although these are the only two books by her that I have read, they are amazing. The writing is beautiful, and the plots are fantastic. The endings are the best though. These two books have probably the two best endings I have ever read. They will break you, but you won't mind because you will be too awed. And the Fool is just. Perfect. I really need to read the last in this trilogy, but I lost it and I don't want to buy a new one.

The Chrestomanci Quartet by Diana Wynne Jones
I guess my taste in books often does go towards YA Fantasy and Comedy. This series is definitely both. It is so wonderful, though. Every time I read these books, I laugh and grin and they make me happyhappyhappy. I have tried to pick a favorite; I have concluded it is impossible. All four are equally wonderful.

Hmm... I guess that's about it for now. More later, though.


It's been a while...

So, yeah. There was school, there were sports, there were extracurriculars. It is amazing how little time there can be in twenty-four hours. Anyway, I'm probably not going to be writing much here, except when I occasionally post fics, but I'm keeping the journal up cause I like it for joining communities and stuff. Also, you know, posterity and stuff.

But, today I'm posting some recs, partly so I will remember them and partly for whoever out there who may be looking at this. They're multifandom, and at all sorts of different sites. They are all also wonderful, I promise.
Great Fics I've Read This Year
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So that's it for now. More later, possibly, or maybe I'll do book recs next time I'm here (yeah, whenever that is...). Or movies. Or tv! Oh, decisions...


May. 29th, 2004

I never do memes - I don't really see the point of them usually - but I had to post something and real life is both boring and depressing. The only good thing was I got to watch Troy tonight.

I will sum it up quickly: Brad was pretty and often covered in oil and sweat and often naked. Orlando was pretty and often wearing skirts. The girls were pretty and often wearing nothing at all. Achilles and Patroclus are in love. That is all.

So now the book meme. Like I said, I don't usually do memes, but I like this one. As Lasair said, there is something satisfying about going down a long list of books.

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My Harryficathon Piece!

Okay, here's my piece for the Harry Ficathon! Hope you enjoy!

Author: eleret
Title: A Loony Proposal of Marriage
Rating: PG
Who you wrote it for: elucreh
Disclaimer: I do not own any of these characters, or this universe. They are owned by J.K. Rowling, and I’m just borrowing.
Author’s Notes: Well, at first this pairing stumped me a bit, but once I started writing I had quite a lot of fun! I really hope you all enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s very silly, and not really at all serious, but it was fun!

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My First Fifteen Minute Ficlet

Here's my first response to this week's Fifteen Minute Ficlet. I've wanted to do this for a while, but I kept forgetting. So, I figured, since I remembered this week, I'd give it a try.

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Hope it's enjoyed!

Flashficathon Fic!

Here's my entry for the Harry Potter Flashficathon.
Written for lunacy, who wanted Harry/Draco or Sirius/Remus. The requirement was first time bad sex.
Notes: This is one of the hardest stories I've ever had to write, not because I don't like the pairings - they're my two favorites, actually - but because I am very horrible at writing any sort of first time sex. Therefor, sorry, it's not very graphic or very long. Still not completely satisfied, but deadlines had to be met. I can't remember how many different versions I did of this. I tried both pairings, all points of views, and several genre's. Unfortunately, I deleted most of them. This one happened to be the one I was able to complete and liked the best. Hope it is enjoyed!

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Wow, it's been a wicked long time

So, I haven't posted in, like, forever. Yeah. I can only plead it having been too cold here to move my fingers. Christmas passed as usual: mostly good, except for the relatives. I mainly took my cousins to lots of movies to keep them occupied. We watched the entire fifth season of Buffy, Alex and Emma, part of season one of Alias (which, by the way, I'm in love with - my sister gave me the first season to me for Christmas, and I'm renting the second season from the local movie store), RotK two times, Peter Pan, and Mona Lisa Smile.

I liked the fifth season of Buffy. It wasn't the best, but it was okay. I love Tara dearly, and am also very fond of Giles, Willow, and Dawn. Spike alternated between funny and pathetic. Buffy was great, but is not my favorite character for some reason. And everyone else knows this already and has for several years because they are normal people with television who don't have to wait 'till the season comes out on DVD.

Alias, as I've already said, was great. I am possibly in love with Vaughn and definitely in love with Jack Bristow. I also love the way Jack and Sidney interact. Their relationship is definitely my favorite of the show, although Sark/Anybody is also good, as Sark is very sexy.

Alex and Emma just amused me. It was surprisingly sweet and humorous.

Return of the King was just brilliant. I loved everyone, especially Eowyn and Faramir, who are also my favorite characters in the books. Gimli was also great, the hobbits were wonderful, as usual, Gandalf was superb, and Legolas was pretty. It was a wonderful movie, and I could probably write a more comprehensible review given time...but oh well.

Peter Pan was great. I fear I am the only one who saw the obvious slashiness of Peter/Hook. I have been searching for some fics, but apparently none exist. I also just loved Peter in general. He was great, and very cute. Also, the "I do believe in fairies" thing was amazingly well done.

Mona Lisa Smile was good. Not my favorite movie ever, on the whole, but pretty okay. Also, it had three of my favorite actresses in it, which was enough to endear it to me.

Besides watching movies, I have signed up for Lasair's Harry Potter Flashficathon. I will probably never finish it, but I intend to try my best. I also finally finished my entry for the first wave of the Percy/Oliver Fic Carnival.

Last of all, I have a rec. It's an absolutely amazing original fic called Butterfly Wings and Useless Things which I have just finished reading. It made me cry for a good ten minutes, mostly because it was so sweet and painfully true to real life. But oh, so good!