kd7sov: (lightburst)
*pokes settings*

So I've noticed - and I have no idea where the causation may lie - that since I started using Dreamwidth I've also become more comfortable using Chrome. It's not going to replace Firefox as my default browser any time soon, but I can work with it pretty well.

In other news, one of my Christmas presents was a book called A Tale of Two Castles, by Gail Carson Levine. It is quite a fun book, with shape-shifting ogres and stained-glass-wing dragons who work as both roast-skewer vendors and detectives. The protagonist (Elodie, although she's more used to Lodie) is a twelve-year-old girl who keeps telling people she's fourteen, and is leaving home to apprentice herself in the city of Two Castles. Her parents want her to become a weaver, but she wants to be a mansioner - which is to say, an actress. Unfortunately, on arriving, she finds that free apprenticeships have just been abolished, and she'll have to pay in order to become someone's apprentice. And then a cat steals what money she has.

From there... )

But you know what I really like about this book? )
kd7sov: (mlp)
As those of you who pay attention to such things are doubtless aware, the My Little Pony episode "Luna Eclipsed", which aired today, was quite anticipated. In particular, the reveal of Princess Luna's canonical personality was hotly awaited.

Surprise! )
kd7sov: (Default)
...Huh, looks like they redesigned the banner for the Olympics. Anybody know if they've done that the last few?


So the Percy Jackson movie came out today.

But that's not what I'm talking about. )


Jan. 25th, 2010 11:01 am
kd7sov: (explode)
Okay, you know how looking at old stories you wrote, or old Milliways threads, or whatever, can make you cringe?

As a follow-up to my last post, I went looking for a folder that had served, from about 2003 or '04 until probably early '06, as the place for my fandom and creativity stuff. I was looking for it because I remembered sketching a few OCs for a Golden Sun fanfic that never actually got anywhere. (I did eventually write the first chapter, which featured three other OCs but none of the ones I drew.)

What I didn't count on was what else was in the folder. Most perplexing, on the back of a script-form outline of a completely different GS fic, is a set of four drawings: a crescent moon, a circus tent, a scroll, and a wheeled cage with rotting ribs inside and a box riveted to the bottom.

Other highlights include... )

Plus, of course, the aforementioned OC pictures.

I may have to scan and upload, somewhere, the shadow-man. You can tell I took it very seriously at the time, if only from the fact that I drew stubble on the guy's chin but completely forgot to give a shadow to his backpack.
kd7sov: (myself)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

A- )

Also, it has a very awesome TV commercial.
kd7sov: (glasses)
Hm. Images on my flist-view appear to be borked. The banner ad from the top shows up again where one of [livejournal.com profile] kippurbird's deviantArt pics should be, another is replaced by a youTube video [livejournal.com profile] adiva_calandia embedded in an entry that fell off the front page a while ago... Hm.

In other news, I've been continuing to (re)read the Deep Space 9 relaunch, and I've finally gotten to the point where I can get them directly from the local library system instead of Inter-Library Loans searching all over the country. Who knew Star Trek books aged so poorly? (For reference, these books have been coming out, a few per year, since 2001; the local library system has Book 1 of the two-book set that started it, and then... ah. Memory Beta tells me I'm mistaken; the majority were published 2001-04, with a gap and then a resurgence beginning last year. So the library is only actually missing the first two years.)

Also, some of you may recall that I'm watching Avatar. I'm now into season 3. My thoughts, let me show you them. )
kd7sov: (cute)
(I ought to replace a bunch of my icons. I've got too many Harry Potter and not nearly enough of anything I'm actually much into these days.)

Cut for the sake of cutting. )


Nov. 18th, 2009 10:44 am
kd7sov: (Felix)
It's looking pretty certain that Bitter Work (2x09) is fated to be my favorite Avatar episode. Felix was pleased with the explanation of what it is to command earth, and I quite liked Iroh's description of the elements - especially when he quartered-circled them.
kd7sov: (Default)
This could get a little long. )

It's quite interesting to notice which journals I recognize on which interest lists, and where from. It's particularly interesting to see which people share several of my interests without my having encountered them anywhere on LJ.

One of these days I want to find out what sorting algorithm LJ uses for the entries on the interest lists.
kd7sov: (brains)
I've got a little list;
I've got a little list!
Of the many many Sylars that the audience is shown. )

Any disagreements? Better names to offer? Others that should go on the list?

Also, Read more... )
kd7sov: (catbox)
I'd heard of flying bison, but I always expected that they'd look like bison, rather than like white nekobasu with little horns.
kd7sov: (Default)
Spoilers for <i>Academ's Fury</i> )
kd7sov: (Sphinx)
Oh, Max. You're just too much. Frankly, I'm glad I don't outer-world know anyone like you, and I could never in a hundred years have you as a headvoice, but you're probably the best part of the book so far.

Also, is it bad that I want someone to bring Aldrick ex Gladius into [livejournal.com profile] milliways_bar or [livejournal.com profile] mixed_muses, just so he can get into a fight with Felix? (The reasoning being, Aldrick would say a variation on "You're not Araris.", and Felix would respond with "No. I'm Felix." followed by a FLAMING MAN-SIZED PROJECTILE FROM THE SKY.)
kd7sov: (Default)
Well, this has been a week for Brain.

First, on Wednesday or Thursday, I finished reading Hell Hath No Fury, the second book of the Multiverse series by David Weber and Linda Evans. I don't mean to spoil anything, so I'll just say that it packs at least as much punch as Off Armageddon Reef, which prompted the "For Limyaael" battlecry a few posts ago. Brain, meanwhile, was turning that particular multiversal construct over and over to fit the rest of my omniverse around it. I think the eventual conclusion was that that series has its own sector that behaves a bit differently from much of the rest.

Then, on Friday, I saw Casablanca. This really didn't have much to do with Brain at all, aside from when Nazi Science sneered at seat belts, but it's something I've wanted to do for a while.

Then Saturday I saw Enchanted, which Brain considered quite a treat. There are all sorts of questions and theories and whatnot that we've come up with that I was going to put here, but we're going a bit long so I may put them in another post later. (Or I may forget about them. Who knows?) But I will leave you with this one: How does an outworlder get a Social Security Number?
kd7sov: (explode)

In The Secret Garden musicalverse, it seems that Dickon knows he's in a musical. He uses the properties of musicals in a way I can't interpret any other way.

In the song "Wick" (which, incidentally, the Felix in my head tells me is a very good metaphor), toward the middle, Mary and Dickon pause for some talking. Mary is worried about the possibility that Archibald or Colin will want to claim the garden once it's been woken up. Dickon says "Wouldn't that be a miracle, to get a poor crippled boy out to see his mother's garden," and then before Mary can object - indeed, I'd say to stop her from objecting - he starts back into the song in such a way that Mary sings along.

Wouldn't you say that sounds like he knows it's a musical?
kd7sov: (Default)
Ya-haaaa! Thank you, Matt Sören!
kd7sov: (brains)
Dear brain:

Who was that? Oh, don't give me that look. You know who I mean. That headvoice that dictated the last three or four entries. Who was it?

Dear brain:

No, Will and Bran can't go to Fionavar. Nor can Merriman. It's not going to happen.

Dear brain:

No. One cannot travel between Valinor and Fionavar. Don't you think Rakoth would have tried to enlist Melkor by now if it were possible?

So, yes, aside from odd military posts, I've been reading the Fionavar Tapestry, and partway through The Wandering Fire the resonances with Silver on the Tree got a bit too built up. And then Jennifer mentions something about the third not being there, and I start to wonder if she's talking about Mordred, except I can't remember his name, so what should float up but "Morgoth"?

Also, I want to shake Jennifer and say that "can't try for light because it might invite darkness" is not a valid argument. If you're not climbing, you're falling; give yourself a chance at light, rather than the certainty of darkness.


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