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I know I have a bunch of Hermione and/or Snape fans on my flist, so I’m going to appeal for some help. If you have any links to some pretty wallpapers, can you share them with me? I’d like to get a t-shirt printed for each of them, since they’re such a massive part of my life and I’d like to wear my heart on my sleeve, so to speak. :P [Yes, I know I butchered that metaphor, just go with it]

Here are some examples of previous prints I had done for SGA and CM )
Please keep in mind that these are going to be worn in public, so you know. Keep it PG. :P

Also, while I have your attention, if you have any ideas for something character-appropriate that I could use in place of the ‘post a comment/X-number comments’, let me know. I suck at that. It took me months to come up with TLW-relevant phrases, and I’m so stuck with HP.
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This shouldn't disappoint me so much but it does- Rachelle Lefevre is dumped from Twilight, so that Bryce Dallas Howard can take over the role of Victoria in Eclipse. One of the best scenes in New Moon was with Rachelle, running through the woods to Hearing Damage [epic song!] and pwning the werewolves. She was just kickass as Victoria, and I hate to see her leave. I think it’s supremely sucky that BDH turned down the role initially because it wasn’t big enough for her, apparently, but now that the franchise is so huge and the role is expanded in the third book, now it’s good enough for her. Poor Rachelle. *squishes her*
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I was surprised and pleased at this short one-line review to an old ST:V fic I wrote years ago.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2655392/1/The_Early_Bird
This story makes me love Seven even more ^-^

How shocking! When I think back to my Voyager days, I mainly recall hating Seven’s guts. Heck, I actually wrote a parody fic killing her off just to get it off my chest! So the review made me decide to re-read my own fic. *winces*

I so wanted to be able to claim I wrote it around, like, 13, as an excuse for any suckitude, but I was actually 17 and that’s less excusable. Still, re-reading it wasn’t as horrible as I had feared. It was- decent, I’ll give myself some credit. Not entirely in character, but I didn’t butcher them. I kinda- liked it. How unexpected…

Oh, I miss the days when I wrote prolific amounts of fic. I mean, a 5000 one-shot, that’s just unbelievable, I’m way too lazy to write half that these days! 
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Doctor Who:

Brief thoughts on the first two episodes. ) ---

After watching The Red Box, during which my appreciation for The Mentalist took yet another beating, with the introduction of the ghastly Madeline Hightower [honestly, what a high school mean girl she is, she's not so much a character as a caricature conjured up to inject some unnecessary tension and conflict into the plot but resoundingly fails to enhance the show in any way at all], I yearningly thought back to the magnificient Agent Shaw of Castle's epic two-parter, Tick Tick Tick and Boom.



Jordan Picspam: Part One.

Here is how you write a wonderful alpha female who clashes with the show's lead female but manages to remain sympathetic and likeable!  )


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Meme:

Snurched from sunny_serenity:

1. Harry Potter [what? That’s a series, isn’t it? Hush]
2. Legend of the Seeker
3. Criminal Minds
4. Castle
5. Leverage

Choose five series fandoms (no peeking before you choose them), list them, and then answer the questions behind the cut.  )- 

Another poem:

Gifts

‘I will bring you love,’ said the young lover,
‘A glad light to dance in your dark eye.
Pendants I will bring of the white bone,
And gay parrot feathers to deck your hair.’

But she only shook her head.

‘I will put a child in your arms,’ he said.
‘Will be a great headman, great rain-maker.
I will make remembered songs about you
That all tribes in all the wandering camps
Will sing forever.’

But she was not impressed.

‘I will bring you the still moonlight of the lagoon
And steal for you the singing of all the birds;
I will bring down the stars from heaven to you,
And put the bright rainbow into your hand.’

‘No,’ she said, ‘bring me tree-grubs.’

-Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonucal.

LMAO! I love it, the sentimental suitor and the practical, efficient female! Hee...

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Vidspam:


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Just for laughs:

On JKR’s annoyingly unbelievable dialogue with people developing a penchant for announcing themselves thusly, ‘It is I, Character X’, gehayi composed the following poem:

Snape turned to them and said, 'Yes. Snape: it is I! I, am Snape! Snape I am!' )
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I came across an intriguing convo while reading the DH sporkings on deadlyhollows . Instead of being a plain ol' dumbass, could Harry simply be mentally challenged, through no fault of his own? How did I never consider this before? Check out the following medical explanation for all the idiocy and logic-fail of the Boy-Who-Lived-through-no-Merit-of-his-own.

l:l:l:l:l:l:l
Obviously, the Avada Kedavra that hit Harry in the head when he was a baby caused severe brain damage.  )
DOESN'T THIS TOTALLY FIT?! OMG! *gigglefit*

l:l:l:l:l:l:l

And to be totally random:
Erotic Baked Goods. Click it! You know you want to... >;P

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Opinions in Brief:

Mentalist.

 

Code Red )


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House.

 

Season 6 overview )


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Dexter.
 

Season 4 finale )


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Vampire Diaries.

 

Bloodlines )

 

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Check out my pretty new bookmark!

  

I'm reading a few fantasy novels atm, and since they're 'serious books with plotty content and some literary merit', rather than my usual trashy romances, I went in search of an appropriate bookmark, and I am so giddy to have found Hermione! It was so cool- this was the last one of the shelf, I lucked out! And lol, there was only ONE Hermione left, but like, 10-15 each of Ron and Harry still sitting there. Guess we know who's more popular!

The rest of the range can be viewed here. I'm more than a little miffed that they have frakking UMBRIDGE, and like, SHACKLEBOLT who is pretty much irrelevant in the big picture, but not Snape! Gah! *sulks* I want a Snape bookmark, damn it.

But still. *strokes pretty Hermione bookmark* Whee! ^_^
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If I could be anyone in the whole wide world, I would so want to be Emma Watson. Not only is she funny, gorgeous and talented, but look at this:

“Two Harry Potter stars were the highest paid actors last year, according to a Top 40 list in Vanity Fair magazine’s latest edition. Emma Watson topped the list of actresses for 2009 with earnings of about $35 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts I and II. She was placed 14th overall behind film producers and directors, and beat older and more experienced actresses including Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katherine Heigl.

Her co-star Daniel Radcliffe was the highest paid actor for 2009, at No. 6 on the male list, with earnings of about $47 million.”

HOT DAMN. Life must be pretty awesome when you're Emma Watson. *sighs wistfully*

This calls for a picspam!



Check out the pretty! )



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New ship:

*clings to luxuria_oceanus* I know you’ll be the only one to understand me- but I’ve managed to find yet another oh-so-wrong-but-so-damn-compelling ship…




...from Push, Nick/Cassie.
I feel like such a pervert...*wibbles* I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME. The age difference is not the issue so much as that she’s a kid. But jeez, I defy anyone to watch the movie and come away without feeling that Nick and Cassie have more chemistry than him and Kira.

[Btw, to anyone who’s watched it- how much is Kira’s power like Kahlan’s Confessor powers? Except Kira is stronger and can take over heaps of people at a time without much effort. She also have more fine-tuned control over them; Kahlan will tell a Confessed to do what she says, but I haven't seen her literally control their movements like a machine the way Kira does *iz in awe*]

This wonderful essay by profshallowness delves into my brain and explains everything neatly and concisely and kinda makes me feel less scummy about the whole thing. Especially this:

"Its the dynamic where the girl is special (different to her peers, perhaps even aged by her experiences) and worms her way into an older gruff protector-type's affections, with lots of extreme danger being lobbed at them."


That is so my type- is it my fault that the writers decided to replicate that dynamic between an inappropriate pair of characters? NO. *nods and runs*

Vidspam:

Anyway, the vidder of the following had this to say: Oh the sickness of this ship, it kills me. But they're awesome.’ *snickersnort*

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RL whinge:

I’m not suicidally depressed this week, it’s all good. Just wishing I wasn’t so invisible to people that matter to me. )

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Fandom yayness:

Surprisingly, I'm reading a Harry Potter fic that isn't SSHG. Quelle surprise! I just devoured 44 chapters of Arsinoe de Blassenville's The Best Revenge. It's a Snape-mentors-Harry story and by god, it sunk its claws into me and would not let me wrest free.

This fic? Is what I wish CANON was like. It's infinitely SUPERIOR to canon and not in a fanfic way, but literally like it could've been published. I would've paid money for this fic, seriously. It fixes everything that I had a problem with in the books and surpasses them in terms of making Harry more likable and sympathetic. The boy actually studies and tries to achieve things and learn spells! Who'da thunk it? Also, Harry genuinely cares about other people and tries to help- canon!Harry is stunningly lacking in empathy or compassion.

And there is character development! *gasps* The amazing thing is that Harry and Draco are friends in this fic but Draco isn't  whitewashed til he's unrecognizable- given his upbringing, he has the same inevitable prejudices and flaws as in canon, but we get to see the positive effect Harry has on him in such a believable way. There is compromise and 'agreeing to disagree' instead of Draco miraculously converting to Muggle-lover in a heartbeat.

The best thing about the fic is the way that kids from all four Houses form friendships, and we have the core quartet that includes Draco and Hermione and Neville and makes it seem realistic that these very different kids would hang out with each other and actually grow to like each other over time, going from distant tolerance to real friendship.

And I won't babble about how much I love Snape in this. *bounces* Just take it as read, yo. ^_^

If anyone knows any epic-length mentor!Snape fics, rec me? Preferably gen!fic with no major ships [especially not involving Hermione, as I doubt there exists a perfect fic that has 'Severitus' plus SSHG]. I don't want to go looking because I'd have to wade through the Snarry fics and my brain does not need to deal with that.

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You know how I love to compare and contrast Castle/Mentalist. We’ve had the female cop/male consultant post and the Patrick Jane/Kate Beckett post…now there’s a different theme.



The shout-out! Watch me reach…and make the randomest connections! )

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There are a few moronic clichés that make me laugh myself silly or shriek til I’m hoarse every single time.

One of them is the ol’ ‘noble character throws themselves between another character and object of impending death’. Why why WHY, for the love of fandom, do these people hurl themselves through the air? How can they POSSIBLY calculate the correct angle and trajectory and factor in the wind and velocity of the weapon and all that within microseconds?

It just defies belief that this seemingly futile maneuver actually works, time and again! One of these days, I want to see someone pull that stunt, only to have miscalculated and wind up passing before or after the bullet/sword/alternative weapon and land roughly on the ground, winded, only to look up and find that not only did they make a fool of themselves, but the object of their concern got killed anyway. BECAUSE IT’S SO STUPID.

Why not at least launch yourself in the direction of the person you’re trying to protect? That way, even if you judged the distance and speed of the weapon incorrectly, your body will absorb the hit anyway- but in the best case scenario, you knock them out of the way and actually survive in the process!

Of course, the whole point of this maneuver is that the Character Dies Heroically. Which I get and if their number is up, that’s it. But couldn’t they die with a little dignity? Because that just makes me giggle and eyeroll like mad, it doesn’t make me respect them or mourn them to a greater degree.

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LotS 2 x 10- Perdition.



I have major issues with the penultimate scene.
Major WTF!ery )

Btw. You know what’s sad? I only just realized the pun from Heroes- Elle, who was able to wield electricity? Elle/electricity=Elle-ctricity? God, I can’t believe that only just hit me. *facepalm*

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Meme:

30 Day meme: snurched from labrt2004
Day 05 → Whatever tickles your fancy.

Whee! My OTP, of course. Especially art featuring them- I love doing the weekly SSHG quizzes because I score shiny banners, woohoo!

Okay, so realistically, what’s the point, what am I ever going to do with them, right? But it’s the mystery and anticipation of which banner will come next- will it be a repeat, a dud…or spectacularly cool!



Other banners )
[While I’m on the topic of SS/HG, Kathryn has updated her awesome fic, The Professor’s Discretion. She wrote it while in the grip of a terrible fever, and edited while high on meds. And still she rolls out another amazing chapter, I don’t know how she does it. *pouts enviously*]

Aaaaand the best picture meme ever:

x:x:x:x:x

My Interests Collage! )
 
x:x:x:x:x

Vidspam:


I recently discovered A Very Potter Musical. I'm not in love with it- I have issues with comedy, it can be mean and I'm too protective of my favorites to be able to cope- but it's a very clever parody and I do enjoy how it mocks canon and how ridiculous the plot is. The following clip contains my favorite song of the whole show: Granger Danger! It's so catchy and I've been singing it over and over...

'I'm falling in love, falling in love, falling in love, I could be falling in love,  falling in love, falling in love with Hermione Granger...'


Draco and Ron are hysterical.

Ron: God, why don't you just give her a break for once, okay, Malfoy?
Draco: Why defending her, Weasley? Have a crush?
Ron: NO, no...why all the insults, Malfoy? Covering up a crush?

And the lyrics!
Ron: Strange how a dress can take a mess and make her nothing less than beautiful to me...
Draco: What? What the hell is this, you expect me to sing about her? Don't care about her. It's just a little make-up, Draco, wake up, you're mistaken...

*gigglefit*

[I d/l the soundtrack but most of the songs are Voldemort or Voldy/Quirrel. I'm not sure if there are other songs besides the ones on the soundtrack, let me know if there are?]

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Gah. So pissed off. >:[ I know in the grand scale of things, this is a tiny insignificant thorn in my paw, but as it seems I'm never satisfied without something to whinge over...

I aced the SSHG quiz last week, and won the privilege of selecting the topic of the next quiz. But I didn't get the email til Thursday, when I wasn't at uni, and didn't have a chance to reply to it til Friday. At which time I'm told that it's too late and the quiz has already been formulated because I took too long to reply to a PM that was sent the day before! [The other time I won the quiz-selection right, I got the PM on Tuesday, so I'm thinking the lateness of the PM was more to blame than anything]

It wouldn't bug me so much if it weren't for the fact that the topic ended up being 'Major Character Death'. I LOATHE character deaths. I mean, seriously cannot stand fics that kill off one or both characters of my OTP, they rank below rape!fics, which tells you how strongly I feel about this. So yeah. Not amused.
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Ethical issues

Glee- 1 x 12- Mattress )
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Stargate Universe.

1 x 10- Justice )
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I read this awesome fic the other day, and as usual, I checked out its reviews to see whether other people shared my opinion.

I was startled to find that a frakking fandom war had been waged over this fic, and looked up the details, to find that people were accusing one member of my ship of raping the other. *jaw drop* I've read rape!fics, oh, too many, and this was nothing like that at all, so I was greatly confuzzled.

Hypothetical scenario:

Character X and Character Y are at a party. Both are drinking. Compelled by liquid courage, X approahces Y to engage in flirtatious banter and winds up propositioning Y. Y accepts. X pauses for a moment, shaking off teh tipsy gleefulness to consider that Y would normally not agree to such a proposition. But Y is enthusiastic and willingly consents, so X shrugs off that moment of doubt and the two waltz off to enjoy a 'private celebration'.

Is this rape?
I wouldn't think so, otherwise- considering how many people have drunken sex with unsuitable people and regret it afterwards [I know people who've done this]- there'd be a lot more lawsuits happening. The facts at the time of this incident were pretty clear: Y voluntarily agreed, X did not employ coercion or date-rape drugs, so...

[which reminds me of this off-color joke I really should be appalled by: 9 out of 10 Rohypnol users agree that the fun is not in the chase. *winces* Oh, that's awful. But- I snickered. *facepalm* I'm a horrible person]

For the curious, the fic in question is Accountable by Dyce. Super awesome. *adores it*
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Meme.

Questions from mw48:

My answers )


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Snurched from labrt2004.
I don't really understand this, because it's basically saying what I would give myself, which makes no sense- shouldn't I see what other people would give me? But anyway, it's funny, so:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, borg_princess sent to me...
Twelve sunshineskys drumming
Eleven wickedandcruels piping
Ten helen magnus a-leaping
Nine kate daniels dancing
Eight romance novels a-milking
Seven books a-shipping
Six x-files a-reading
Five cri-i-i-iminal minds
Four stargate atlantis
Three julie andrews
Two mary poppins
...and a dexter in a rachel blakely.
Get your own Twelve Days:

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Vidspam.

[Not femslash, just so I don't mislead those of you who ship these two]
The music is Florence and the Machine- Blinding. Only the most awesome song EVER. Listen! *pokepoke*


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I'm excited! I'm now a beta for this SSHG fic, The Professor's Discretion, mwahaha!
I was moping at the diminishing amount of fic left to read, which seriously sends me into a depression every time I finish gorging on my new obsession's available fic [it was painful post-TLW, let me tell you, 'coz at least with newer ones like Mentalist and CM, etc. I'm fairly sure people will post sometime in the future but that hope ain't there with older fandoms *sniffles*] and now I have something new to fixate on. My OCD is pleased at the chance to nitpick like crazy, hee. Editing is so much easier than writing, I gotta say. >:D

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Since I haven't tried to brainwash anyone into my beloved ship lately: [except odakota_rose. *eyes hopefully*]

A hilarious scene between headmistress!Hermione and Snape, from the amazing Splintered and Broken:

The Interview )


I usually don't read post-Voldemorte-wins fics on general principle. [It's a category bursting with rape!fics, which tend to put me off. It's usually exploited by writers who want to indulge in dark, perverted abuse and glorious sadism, so kthxbai]

But this fic is so brilliant in the way it draws parallels between the victorious!Voldemorte era and the Ministry era, the Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix [one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter, y/y?], and familiar characters are recast in different roles. 'A lot of this story is about reoccurring patterns in a new generation', as the author says- there is Hermione as the new Dumbledore, pulling strings behind the scenes and coordinating the resistance, there is a new Severus, a new Sirius and new Harry Potter...in an unexpected but poignant way.

This fic corrects all the gender!fail of the HP!verse. It wasn't intentional, apparently, but women ended up being cast in most of the crucial roles and not in a gratuitous 'super!perfect!role-model!strong-female-character' way, not the irritating 'women are superior and males are not fit to lick their shoes' way, but in believable extensions of their canon personalities, only with all their potential explored and fulfilled. I mean, minor character Lavendar is still opposed to Hermione but written in a way that makes her POV understandable and sympathetic.

And by far, the most rewarding take is on Ginny. She's cast as this tragic character, who was never fully understood in canon, who had much more depth than we ever realized, who hid her darker streak and played the innocent because it was what Harry needed. And it's so beautifully done, it hurts.

Re: Ginny )
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Last week was a lot of fun, for a few different reasons. For one, I finally got to hang out with Jacob, an old high school friend. He and his sister, Katherine, are the only friends I've managed to make and keep for more than a year, although it's unfortunate that we only get together three or four times a year, but I'll take what I can get.

cut for trivial chatter )
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The other high point of my week was seeing New Moon.

Surprising, I'm sure, given that I think most of you know my feelings about Twilight. Safe to say…I’m not a fan. I’m an anti-fan, actually, I find a great deal of amusement in reading essays and sporkings by people who tear it apart and expose its massive fail with wit and snark a-plenty. But the movie was a great deal of fun, even if I still have no more respect for the books than I ever did. *shrugs*

Disclaimer )
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Movie review )
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Vidspam.
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Finally, my Christmas cards have been posted! *happydance*
I am unusually efficient this year, why, yes, I am. *preens* So the people who pm'ed me their addresses, you shall receive something from me in...oh, however long it takes mail to cross from Australia to your part of the world. It ain't an exact science, y'know.

It's never the procuring of cards that's the problem, it's figuring out what to write. I spent about half an hour per card, agonizing over word choice, referring to my dictionary to make sure I wasn't making any idiotic errors, looking up synonyms, and then miming writing out the lines to make sure I had enough space [odakota_rose, yours will be the notable exception, lol, I totally didn't plan it very well]- all this fretting and nerve-wracking tension before I ever set pen to paper! If I did screw something up, please- discretion is the better part of valor, y/y? ^_^

If anyone else still wishes to exchange cards, just drop me a line. ;D
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OMG, so you know how we moved into our own house a few months ago? Well, it's sort of a WiP- the house is pretty much set, except for some window tinting and such minor surface things, but the surrounding terrain is pretty much just mud and weeds, so we've got landscaper people coming in, right? They're totally unreliable [although thankfully less homicidally inclined than the workers on CM this week *shivers*], they keep scheduling a time to come in and then postponing for some reason.

Well, out of nowhere, they turned up this morning. And I only realized they were around when a construction dude wandered past the window while I was in my bra. *flails* Lately, mother's left the kitchen curtains drawn because it's way too hot and sunny, but of course, the one day she leaves the curtains open would be when I'm in a state of dishabille and a guy happens to walk past! Okay, so he wasn't looking in otherwise I'd be a hell of a lot more embarrassed but I nearly had a heart attack. :O

Imagine the Psycho music from the bath-tub scene, that was the soundtrack for this particular moment. Minus the hysterical girly shrieking. I thought a tactical retreat would be more effective than standing rooted to the spot, screaming. [God, I hate when people do that on tv- sure, honey, finding a body is really traumatic but why don't you shut your mouth in case you draw the killer's attention and just run and find help, y/y?]
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WHEE, lookit the pretty!


Not only did I ace it, but I won the privilege of picking the topic of the next quiz, hee!
'k, so, woodchoc_magnum? You were asking about what three things I wanted to do before I die? Well, one of my ambitions just became to ace the quiz once more and earn a shiny Snape banner! :D
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While in town, I came across the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince calendar.
Can you tell me what's wrong with this picture? [Apart from being blurry as all heck]




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Meme.
From kat_rowe:


Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity
Update your journal with the answers to the questions
Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions


Questions and Answers )


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Vidspam.
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I don't really buy into the whole 'things happen for a reason' thing. I don't think we need to suffer in order to truly appreciate the value of life. I think people could manage just fine in a world without extremes like earthquakes and tsunamis, and still manage to appreciate everyday joys and pleasures. Death and destruction has no value to those it affects personally, and it leaves little impact on the rest of the world. I've heard about natural disasters befalling other countries and apart from a moment of sympathy and pity, it didn't linger with me. Not til Samoa.

RL drama )
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I am so ashamed.

"Stephenie Meyer's vampire series has become Australian children's favorite book series, ending Harry Potter's two-year reign...[it] managed 15,400 votes compared with Meyer's 39,000."

My state recorded the second-highest total of votes with 22, 893 votes. *facepalm* I just- I cannot fathom what kids aged 5-17 are doing reading this! I mean, there are primary school kids wallowing in this- this abomination. *sputters* Learning how romantic it is to be stalked and emotionally abused...*head!splodes*

To cheer myself up from what would otherwise be a debilitating state of frustration, I quote you this:

Twilit

"Hey!" Hermione protested as Severus snatched her book away.

He flipped through it, his sneer growing progressively deeper.

"How can you read this? It's utter drivel. The writing is juvenile, the plot practically nonexistent, and this male lead..."

Hermione rolled her eyes. "Right. A pale, sulky, guilt-ridden guy with a sketchy past who spends his days surrounded by idiotic schoolchildren until he falls in love with a brown-eyed brunette who's way too young for him. Who could ever find that attractive?"

Severus snapped the book shut. "I do not sulk. Nor am I, if you haven't noticed, a vampire."

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I'm gonna be so behind all you guys on the new eps, damn it. Once the exams are over, I'm having a massive d/l session- Criminal Minds, Castle, House and omg, Merlin's back! Why did nobody tell me?! But on second thought...while reading the summaries, I'm kinda turned off. Evil!Morgana, Arthur/Gwen...gag. Methinks I'm going to cut my losses now, rather than truck on in the hopes it'll be kind to me.

Mentalist season 2 opener.


 

Redemption- mythoughts )

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So, Criminal Minds season 5 opener.



Faceless, Nameless- my thoughts )

I'm torn between d/l ep 2 of Castle or CM later. I'm hearing good things about Em/Hotch interaction, so...HMM. *ponders* Well, when I say 'good things', I mean people are whingeing about how much attention this pairing's getting and praying it doesn't go down the romantic route. So I'm betting it'll make me happy. *smirks*
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Vidspam.
'k, I know almost everyone on my flist is familiar with Xena.
I know about 90% of you have absolutely no idea what The Lost World is, but um, for the few of you who do, guess what I spent my weekend polishing up? I was inspired by a Teyla version of the Xena opening credits, and decided to create...Marguerite: Warrior Princess. Just for laughs. ;P

 
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Rant of the day.

So frakking pissed off.
This will teach me not to first read the end of a fic to make sure it's one I can deal with-
never
will I make that mistake again.
200,000 words into the fic and then I find out my ship doesn't frakking stay together.
W. T. F. *angsty!flail* All those hours wasted!
I'd've rathered it remain unfinished than find out they separate. *snarls*
I like my 'happily ever afters', all right?
I don't care if it's childish, but if I wanted angst and misery and despair, I'd've stuck with the books, kthxbai. >:[
I don't even have the vocabulary to express how frustrated and disappointed I'm feeling right now.
Feel free to lend me your words, I find myself annoyingly inarticulate at the moment.

Also, the father's on leave this week. Imagine my joy.
Particularly since we had a battle of wills over the weekend over my fingernails, of all the most frakking petty things ever. I managed to reduce our face time to a mere hour over the two days and yet we still clashed. Takes real talent, no? I just cannot believe I'm 21 years old and he wants to ORDER me to cut my nails or else- the unspoken threat being that I can get out of his house if I don't like it. Lovely. I enjoy living with a control freak ever so much.
/rant.
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Amusing fact of the day.

Definition of 'grangerize:
PRONUNCIATION: (GRAYN-juh-ryz)
MEANING:
1. To mutilate a book by clipping pictures out of it.
2. To illustrate a book by adding pictures cut from other books.

LMAO. I kinda want to read a fic about someone teasing Hermione Granger with the definition of her last name. *smirks* The girl worships books and the idea that her last name means to MUTILATE them, well...JKR is one twisted woman [but we knew that already]. Luckily for Hermione, nobody's smart enough to realize it or even think to do research on the matter, so it's unlikely to ever be used against her. *gigglesnorts* Hee. Poor girl.
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I've been listening to a lot of angsty music lately. What can I say, sad songs- especially about unrequited love- 'tis my new favorite genre. I hate it in fic, but love it in music. Hmm.

Song recs for the sad soul )

Hit me with recs, if you feel so inclined. [Pretty please?]
Remember, angsty unrequited love. *nodnod* Bonus if it has violins, I'm a sucker for anything with violins, sounds so much more poignant, y'know?
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To maintain the theme, an angsty poem:

Renouncement

I must not think of thee; and, tired yet strong,
I shun the love that lurks in all delight-
The love of thee- and in the blue heaven's height,
and in the dearest passage of a song.
Oh, just beyond the sweetest thoughts that throng
this breast, the thought of thee waits hidden yet bright;
But it must never, never come in sight;
I must stop short of thee the whole day long.
But when sleep comes to close each difficult day,
When night gives pause to the long watch I keep,
And all my bonds I needs must loose apart,
Must doff my will as raiment laid away
With the first dream that comes with the first sleep
I run, I run, I am gather'd to thy heart...'

-Alice Meynell

I love the last two lines. I confess to not knowing exactly what this poem means, I can't read poetry, my brain doesn't work that way, but the idea of being around someone you can't be with, and having to wait til your dreams, the only place where you find yourself welcome in their arms...*sighs*
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Meme.

Pick your fandoms before reading the questions...

1. Harry Potter
2. The Lost World
3. The Mentalist
4. Criminal Minds
5. Sanctuary    
6. Merlin    

Questions )


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Vidspam.
One of my old vids, from years ago. No teasing, please, or I'll pout and stamp my foot. :P




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Just randomly?
I have the Pussycat Dolls' song, Buttons, running through my head...
...accompanied by thoughts of Severus Snape.
'I'm telling you to loosen up my buttons, babe...'
Dear god. Why is that the subject of intense fantasy right now?
Then I found this icon.

AHAHA! Nothing I would love to do more... >:P
Suddenly Shakira's Underneath Your Clothes is playing in my head. *facepalm*
This is reminding me of that scene in Transformers where one of the robots masquerading as a car's trying to help Sam score with Mikaela by playing romantic songs suited to the moment...Drive,Sexual healing, I feel good, Baby come back...hee!
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AAAAAAAAAANGST. Vampire Academy Book 4. *clutches chest dramatically* Just KILL ME, why don't you?
*wibbles* Sapphs, you got your hands on it yet? Anyone? I need sympathy and understanding liek whoa. I actually cheated and snuck a peek at the ending because it was so heartbreaking and OMG. Just- *head!splodes*
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ETA.
I'm giving up on the spoiler cuts for the rest of this entry. I am so sorry for the spammage but if I get something right in one spot, it goes nuts on another. So...I'm not touching it anymore. Bloody LJ. *grumbles*



Speaking of heads exploding, Dakota Fanning's apparently signed up to play Dorothy's grand-daughter in a sequel to Wizard of Oz. O.o I'm sure some fans of the original are going to be blowing up at the idea of messing with the movie, wrecking a classic and all that...especially considering inflammatory remarks about Dakota's character being way more capable and kickass than Dorothy, not a 'helpless little girl', lmao. I'm in favor of it!

I love remakes of movies.  )
I wouldn't watch the originals [or most movies from before I was born] because,
a) they're outdated [I have a problem with shoddy special effects, okay? I can forgive it with TLW, just as I forgive every lapse in logic and thwarting of common sense because it is utter fantastic crack]
b) I don't really know or care about the actors from back then- being a fangirl means I like to follow my favorites around, seeing them is a pleasure in itself, even if the movie's not so hot, and
c) with some of the really old ones, I'm just not from the appropriate generation to enjoy that style, you know, the tonal inflections, the pacing of speech, the particular way they act, it just pains me. Argh.
The exception to the 'no-old-school movie' style )

My point is, remakes/sequels open up great movie concepts to a new generation, even if it pisses off a lot of faithful fans in the process. But it's not really for them, not the die-hards that can't stand the idea of their addiction being tampered with, it's for those with an interest in the modern product and for us newbies. I couldn't get through ten minutes of Judy Garland in Wizard of Oz without gritting my teeth and wanting to kick something, so I, for one, am looking forward to this modernization.



Especially since I loved Zooey Deschanel's DG in Tin Man.
How can you resist the wonder and thrill of it all?! )

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Quiz time.


Which HP Kid Are You?

My Result: hermione granger
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Annie
You're very clever, love school, and can get a bit bossy sometimes. You're an avid reader. You're smart, but brave and will stick with your friends unless they've hurt your feelings.

Harry Potter Quiz: Which Character Are You?

Hermione Granger

You're clever, ambitious, and have enough brains to be in Ravenclaw: You're Hermione Granger, Harry's super-smart sidekick.


Which Harry Potter Character Are You?
Hermione You're book smart, moral and cool under pressure. You love learning and showing others what you know. You're way more mature than those around you, and you always seem to know what's best.
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Your result for Which Harry Potter Character Are You?...

Hermione Granger

You are 76% HermioneGranger!

Too bright by half and utterly loyal, you have a very developed sense of right and wrong. School and learning come first, but friends are a close second.

Take Which Harry Potter Character Are You?
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Which Harry Potter Character Are You?

You are Hermione. You're a bookworm always in search of answers. When pressed, however, you can always be counted on to put away the books and help your friends.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

FINALLY.

About damn time!

Bloody hell! I had to go through about a million quizzes before I finally scored as Snape! I identify with him more than Hermione- I love her to bits, but I'm not as nice as she is. I'm always being told how sarcastic and moody I am. 'tis a character flaw I cannot be bothered trying to correct. *shrugs*
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Vidspam.

 
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Things that make me laugh:

Item #2385469029353 on the list of snicker-worthy ship name smushes. GRAPE.
As in Hermione Granger/Severus Snape =  Granger/Snape =Grape. *cracks up laughing*
I know I shouldn't talk, given I've submitted Jello as the Jane/Lisbon alternative ship name, but seriously, Grape?!
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I was re-reading this convo that odakota_rose and I had a while back about a TLW/Sound of Music crossover and her crack!dialogue still sends me into gigglefits. ^_^
 
Can you imagine Marguerite meeting all these randomly happy singing people? 
{Marguerite: Roxton, they're just going around singing! Obviously they're delusional.
Roxton: I imagine it's because they're happy.
Marguerite: I told you- delusional. And I haven't ever seen them need a reason to start singing. Yesterday Maria burst into song after a t-rex chased them- going on about her favorite things as if it would keep the dinosaurs away!}
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I finished watching the Sanctuary finale yesterday. [OMG! *WIBBLES*] Which totally influenced my dream, in which I was at some sorta safe house with John Druitt and we had this whole Hannibal/Clarice [ship!] vibe going on, like, there was the 'I don't know whether I want to hit on you or kill you now' thing happening. *shivers* At least cannibalism wasn't on the menu. :P Forgive my terrible punning...
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Things that make me rant:

Incompetent staff and terrible fast food service + annoying Australian habits )

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I want to like Primeval. It’s kinda hard ‘coz:

List of fail )
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I HATE JESSI. SHE NEEDS TO DIE RIGHT THE FRAK NOW.
*quivers with loathing and hostility*

I've only seen the first few eps of season 4 [Psychic Friend and Electric Kiss stick in my memory as well as my craw] and wow, did TATB screw up this show but good. I was upset when I found out about its cancellation but at this point, it's a mercy killing. *nodnod*



Kyle/Amanda v Kyle/Jessi )

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Things that make me bounce off the walls:

I CAN GO SEE AMANDA TAPPING! WHEEE! :D
I was worried about the timing before, 'coz my parents wrangled numerous concessions to allow me to go to the convention last year, when it was a month before exam period. But due to the tortuous new trimester system- which necessitates the loss of our holidays plus study week *glares*- exams finish the week before the con! Oh, joy! *twirls giddily*
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Does anyone know why the hell Channel Ten is suddenly screening So You Think You Can Dance at 11pm now? What happened to the family-friendly 7:30pm slot? They'd never do this shocking time-frame for the Australian version, so what gives? I much prefer the American show, with the hilarious judges and wonderful Cat and far more entertaining and humorous contestants, and it deserves better than to be relegated to last place behind Simpsons and movie repeats. *frowns*
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I’m stuck in limbo hell, waiting for the next installments in all my favorite series. Currently making me nearly leap out of my skin with eager anticipation and hopeless desperation:

My wishlist ^_^ )

 


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SORTING HAT


Your result for The Sorting Hat Test...

Slytherin

You scored 42% Order/Chaos, and 35% Moral/Rational

Chaotic Rationality. You don't think much of rules and restrictions; you look at things from an analytical perspective and probably think morality is relative to some extent. Your strength lies in being able to make your own judgments and form your own strategies uninhibited by others; your weakness lies in the wariness other people may have of you, perceiving you as dangerous.


You join people like Theodore Nott, Severus Snape, and Horace Slughorn.

The 4-grid I used to determine this is as follows:
 ChaoticOrderly
MoralGryffindorHufflepuff
RationalSlytherin
Ravenclaw

Take The Sorting Hat Test
at HelloQuizzy

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Vidspam:
Cute little vid featuring former Australian Idol contestant, Lisa Mitchell. She was all whiny-ass on the show, didn't make a very impressive showing of herself, but this? Redeems her completely. It's adorkable and quirky and wistful, and omg, that little dance she does...actually, calling it a dance is being generous, lol, but I love it 'coz that's totally what I do! Just jerk awkwardly to the beat, with the most minimal movement possible, looking kinda odd but she's so cute she carries it off well.

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Have I mentioned my slight Snape fixation lately? I find myself utterly entranced by this pic.



*sighs* I want a Billowy Cape of Doom, damn it.
If I could menacingly stalk through the halls with black cloak swirling behind me, I'd feel like the coolest person ever.
^_^ I just read this fic where Hermione applies a charm to alter herself slightly to resemble a female version of Snape in order to work on deconditioning Neville's instinctive fear response and it's bloody hilarious.

“I kind of like being able to slam the door and the way the robes swirl behind when I walk.” Her voice dropped as if she was imparting a great secret. “And I always feel taller.” Hermione glanced down at herself and then spun around in a tight circle. She did her best imitation Snape scowl and then ruined it by breaking out in a huge grin as the robes swirled about her and then fell in graceful waves around her boots. "You know,” she said, “there is something fun and empowering about these robes. I can see why he favors them."

Ooh, ooh, luxuria_oceanus [and any others who are susceptible to my brainwashing], Hermione/Snape fic recs!

Heart Over Mind by Regann
Something unusual about Hermione causes her to have a very odd reaction to a love potion in Potions class. A spin on the usual "potions gone wrong" theme. SS/HG romance.

Fic snippet #1 )

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Pet Project by Caeria
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
 

Fic snippet #2 )

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These two fics, along with The Apprentice and the Necromancer, are my top three favorite fics in this fandom. And definitely still in my top ten out of all my fandoms. YES, they are that fabulous.
 

Cut for fic!love babble )

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I've formed a habit of taking small character traits from some of the characters I've fangirled over the years. Like Scully's cross necklace, Janeway's 'coffee, black', Elizabeth's red tops, the raised eyebrow from too-many-fandoms-to-count, speaking patterns and trademark phrases from various others...also? I was the only girl in Bio who didn't get squeamish over dissections because I totally channelled Scully in autopsy!mode. [Snapping on the latex...heh]

This is normal. Or at least, not too weird, I don't think. But it's probably going too far when I realize it looks like I've adopted Snape's hair regime. I mean, love him, I do, but the greasy hair thing? Might be a little too much. *facepalm*
 

Hair-style comparison  )

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Speaking of cloaks, Merlin has an abundance of these. I'm not sure how practical it is to sweep those robes over the floors and dirt- how they avoid tracking mud all the place is baffling to me- and the laundry maids must curse at their burden in life, lol, but one thing's for sure, it looks impressive and majestic. Cloaks are a fantastic fashion accessory, they hide a lot of flaws and serve to make people look wayyyy more attractive than they should. *clutches heart* Pretty people!



Merlin cloak!spam )

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OMG OMG OMG.
I was getting ready to spaz out at the epic lame-osity of Merlin's season finale but if this discussion is for real, it changes everything!

ETA. It changes nothing. *woes*

Ultimately flawed spoiler and finale!fail )
 
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Vidspam.


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Teh funny:

Dear luxuria_oceanus,
I don't really know how to tell you this, our affair is over. I think I realized it when you smacked my butt at the mental hospital and I saw you drive over my boyfriend. I'm sure you're middle-class enough to understand how boring you are. I'm returning your Hannah Montana underwear to you, but I'll keep my virginity as a memory. You should also know that I told my psychiatrist about the bruises and you ruined my attempts at another world war.

Go drown yourself,

borg_princess

O.o

*gigglesnorts* That's all kinds of traumatic. Seriously. Hannah Montana underwear?! >_< *scrubs brain*

How it's done:
MEME INSTRUCTIONS )

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Teh serious:


Um, so I'm making a habit of playing least in sight. *sighs* I'm always making apologies and it must sound a little hollow by now but- I just don't feel all that great and I don't want to inflict my mood on you guys so as usual, I run off and dive headfirst into as many fandoms as possible and just immerse myself as fully in them as I can. I eat, sleep and breathe them so I can crowd out all the other thoughts in my head and it gives me something happy and shiny to distract my mind with til I can pull it together again.

Interesting fact: the pills I'm taking, Roaccutane, have been linked to depression. Not straight-out cause-and-effect but there's mutterings it could be one of the factors involved in depression. The doctor I saw the other day told me that a few girls he'd treated had mentioned feeling 'a bit blue' and he suggested they stop taking the pills, a statement they greeted with great horror. They would only consent to taking a lower dose or to taking the pills less often. Lol. The lesson here? 'tis better to be pretty and unhappy than to feel ugly. *snorts*
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The disturbing:

I- I don't know how it came to this. *clutches head* I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME.

First I half-think about shipping Uther/Morgana 'coz the damn show seems to be getting more and more Arthur/Gwen oriented- *scowls* how very traditional and unoriginal of it *sneers*- and in self-defense, I'm trying to get over Arthur/Morgana so it doesn't hurt as much later.

And now? Well, it started off so innocently- looking up a bunch of Harry/Hermione fics rec'd by the lovely sunny_serenity, and somewhere along the way, I came across an AU fic involving a crossover between HP and the Garth Nix Abhorsen books. I was intrigued by the idea of that crossover- although it turned out to be a snurching of the concepts from those books, specifically, the necromantic bells used to control the Dead, rather than the characters.

The Apprentice and the Necromancer [or here at ff.net] is nothing short of brilliant. It is utterly amazing and wonderful and one of the best fics I've had the fortune of reading. It is what led me to obsess over Hermione/Snape for the past week or so. *headdeskwallfloor* I'm not kidding when I say OBSESS, like, staying up to 2 or 3 in the morning to read fics, yo. I've already had dreams about them, which is bizarre considering how long it usually takes me to dream about a new fandom. Months, if ever.

I feel so incredibly guilty, there seems to be a lot of hate for this ship, but in my defense, I'm not saying pedophilia's okay, or that crossing the teacher/student boundary  is acceptable when it's true love or that rot, because it's NOT, and I can't stand the fics where the authors seem to be justifying abusing the position of authority because, ew, gross, much? *shudders*

I just enjoy the AU!ness of a world where adult!Hermone and Snape could get together and there are a few uber talented authors who make it seem so plausible and make it absolutely beautiful and enthralling.
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The random:

While I was looking up HG/SS fics on ff.net, it jogged my memory of a time years ago when I went searching for another pairing and I've finally worked out one of the reasons why I hate the Harry Potter movies so much. [Apart from Daniel Radciffe's abysmal acting skills. Or "skills", rather]

It's the casting for Professor McGonagall. As I read the books, I knew that she was supposed to be mature in years but I pictured her as the Polgara kind of ageless, y'know? I totally shipped her with Snape. She was firm and practical and bossy, he was snide and snippy and haughty, they bickered all the time...perfect recipe for romance. All the couples in my ships want to kill each other most of the time, so it makes sense to me, lol. Then out rolls the movie and Maggie Smith, MAGGIE SMITH takes the role...*facepalm* She is a great actress, critically acclaimed and widely celebrated and I'm not disputing her talent, but it totally ruined everything. *sighs* I hold onto grudges like a pro, so I've never quite forgiven the movie adaptation for doing this to me.

Btw. Bat For Lashes? Is AWESOME. I've been listening to The Wizard [watch Natasha Khan perform it here] and it's officially my favorite song for my new ship. [I feel way guilty now- I already have a song for Hermione/Snape and not for some of my longer-term ships? Agh!]
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Vidspam:

Not really a ship vid, per se, just a few subtle hints here and there. It's really lovely and Snape gets to look like a hero, so yay! I've adored him since book one and it makes it hard for me to watch people be cruel and malign him.


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