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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.

Ethical issues

Glee- 1 x 12- Mattress )

Stargate Universe.

1 x 10- Justice )

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*


Questions from mw48:

My answers )


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:



[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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Speaking of that, though, is it true that you can fatally overdose on Panadol?

Cut for slightly morbid conversation )


I'm determined not to be a hypochondriac, therefore I will not flail over the potentially life-threatening skin disease I've come down with, but calmly mention in a casual aside this oh-so-inconvenient rash I've developed on my finger tips. It's quite disgusting-

so naturally, I'll inflict a description on anyone who cares to read this )


Fandom woe.

Season 2 of Merlin makes me sad.

Because of this.

 And especially this.

cut for major spoilerific pic )


I won’t begrudge other shippers their joy at having their pairing made canon- if I can’t be happy, at least someone else is. [Not like the epic fail of SGA which shot down two main ships and made nobody happy, except for Keller!obsessives] But I still feel so let down. Season 1 made me have hope, only to be brutally crushed by the new season.

I had a dream that the dvd for the entire season was already out here in Australia [lol, considering it takes months, if not years for a dvd to come out round here] and I was tempted to buy it but then I remembered that it went from the promising multi-shipping aspect of the amazing season 1, which catered to Morgana/Arthur [original!ship], Morgana/Merlin, Morgana/Gwen AND Morgana/Uther [guilty!ship], as well as a gazillion other permutations, to the new and historically-approved Arthur/Gwen. *criz into pillow*

I cannot bring myself to watch it and see the new direction without feeling bitter at what I’ve lost, you know? I’ll pretend it ended at season 1 and just relive the earlier glory. *nodnod*


Lame-ass days.
And unexpected pleasures.

Everything that could go wrong, did... )

But then! The silver lining in the cloud! I drag my sorry ass over to my grandmother's place for some TLC and lo! A shiny package in the mail! I check her mail for her as I head on in, and usually it's just junk ads or bills and such, but on Friday, the day I most desperately needed something to cheer me up? My season 1 Castle dvds from the amazing carolune04 arrived. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I was feeling, my mood swung dramatically from 'I want to step in front of a car and let all my worries get smushed into nothing' to 'zomg, the awesomeness! This calls for a marathon and lots of junk food, whee!' *snuggles carolune* Thank you, sweetie! Saying you made my day? Total understatement. You redeemed what was otherwise a terrible waste of oxygen and made it worth getting out of bed at all. ;D


Another one of my old fanvids. No mockery, pretty plz.

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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 )


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 )


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 )


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  )


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 )


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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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,



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

How it's done:

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*
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] 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.
The random:

While I was looking up HG/SS fics on, 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!]

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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Merlin season 2 spoilers.

From the newspaper yesterday:


Not happy. *frowns* )


Natalie Portman's been cast in Black Swan, a movie I'm totally intrigued by, because dude. Supernatural ballet thriller? SO THERE. I've also come across quite a few votes for Summer Glau to play the 'graceful yet menacing rival'!

I would just combust with excitement if this happened! I don't think it's likely, but it'd be so awesome, a) because I adore watching Summer dance and b), she does creepy menace so well! ^_^ Getting to see her strut her stuff AND freak out Natalie Portman would be such a dream.

Also? During my google research, I came across an article that suggested she might join Dollhouse. Wow. WOW. I haven't watched the show yet, but I was semi-cursing it for being renewed while TSCC was cancelled, and now hearing Summer might join the show...OMGPLEASE?!


Jello vidspam:

By my uber-talented friend, mere_dil. This be my favorite of all the fanvids so far, no joke, 'tis made of epic win. *glees* Go here and spam her with the vid!love!

'She stares through my shadow, she sees something more
Believes there's a light in me, she is sure
And her truth makes me stronger
Does she realize I awake every morning
With her strength by my side
I am not a hero, I am not an angel, I am just a man...'

*squee!splodes* It's so perfect!
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Whee! Dollhouse is airing on Foxtel next week! *dances*
I wasn't all that interested when I first heard about it, especially considering the premise- seems a little squicky, reprogramming people to fulfil their clients' fantasies? Um...I'm kinda uncomfortable with it right now, but I'll wait and see if the show changes my mind. What did intrigue me is the lady boss- yes, I have a type, shush- Adelle DeWitt. She sounds awesome, and I am such a sucker for the tough woman who is all cold and ruthless and scary, while being a little bit tender and rather lonely on the inside. *quivers with anticipation*


Merlin woe. I knew this show was going to stomp my heart into the ground, but did it have to be so SOON?!

Season 2 spoilers )


The Mentalist rambling:

I've been ruminating- and by ruminating, I mean pondering, not chewing cud- what is the significance of this scene? Jane is not Charlie Crews, he hasn't had some weird sort of fruit fetish established since the first episode, as far as I know...could it be that this is a hint of the direction season 2 will take? Instead of episodes styled in a red theme: Red Rum, Crimson Casanova, Scarlett Fever and so on, perhaps the new season will have a new color theme? Agent Orange, Tangerine Sunset, Death by Apricot...


*cracks up laughing* HOW AWESOME IS MY CAST?! *cuddles them* God, I hope we get some good bonus features on the dvd, I want to see more of them mucking around and having fun! :D

It's weird, though, watching this interview and hearing Simon Baker's Australian accent, it's so strong! And Owain, yikes, I never realized he had a British accent, it's hysterical! Just doesn't seem to fit him at makes everything he says twice as funny, 'There's such a presence and ferocity of Lisbon in 'business mode' that- even though we don't fit in the same two shot [lmao!]- I've never felt anything other than her authority...'

ETA: The dvd release isn't til September 22! How am I going to wait that long, goddamnit?! Especially when I see that there is a gag reel being included... *glees*


Vidspam- the funniest scene in Stardust:

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'The problem with livejournal:
We all think that we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other.
So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me.
Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about.
Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!'


Funniest thing I've heard all week. Katherine locates me at my usual spot in the library, on the computer replying to lj comments, she settles down next to me and the first words out of her mouth? Not the customary greeting expected in polite society but:

"Why are you looking at LESBIAN PORN?!"
*everyone in the room stares*

Not what you think...well, maybe... )

*gigglesnorts* It makes my brain explode but I am quite fond of this picture now, since it indirectly led to luxuria_oceanus and me becoming friends to overwhelm odakota_rose with our combined crazy. I don't know what that says about us. *facepalm*

ETA: For those of you who don't know- and it just occurred to me that not everyone's life revolves around TLW- these ladies are the lead actresses from The Lost World.


Speaking of lesbians I have a Xena picspam! It began life as a 'hey, the new McCoy looks naggingly familiar' and, as a true child of the Technology Age, I imdb'd him, which led to:

'holy crap, Karl Urban is CAESAR from XENA' )


Okay, I don't want to offend anyone, my sincere apologies if I inadvertently hurt your feelings but I have to it really that bad that Merlin depicts Guinevere of the Arthurian legends as a black maidservant?

My thoughts )



The Roswell opening credits.

To Dido's 'Here With Me'. The credits are so well put together, I love them!  'tis so flail-worthy and I don't even really ship Max and Liz, but they're sooo cuuute!

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I’ve seen most of the first season of Merlin, my new fantasy fix, and yet my heart skips a beat whenever I see the previews on Channel 10. Why, I don’t know. It’s old news, I’m waiting for the second season and yet I bounce in my seat whenever I see the previews. I love how misleading they are, I feel all smug because I go, ‘SUCK, I see what you doing there and it’s not working on me, haha!’

*teeny spoiler* )


In a fit of boredom, I ended up watching Unaccompanied Minors the other day and found myself giddily entranced by the fandom squee! Guess who turned up as a mom?! Terrible teeny size pic, but look!

PAGET! *twirls* I'm so used to her as the calm, collected, most capable Agent Emily Prentiss that it is such a blast to see her freaking out as this worried mom on the verge of hysterics! She's just so adorable in her anxiety, I wanna squish her, like, 'IT'S OK, CHILL'. :D I love how this movie started off as a distraction but I'm considering buying it now, just for Paget. And 'coz the kids are kinda cute, lol. :P

I couldn't figure out why one of the child stars looked familiar and then I realized...she was totally on Criminal Minds! 3rd Life, I think, as Lindsey. This is Gina Mantegna...according to imdb, she's Joe Mantegna's daughter! [They both have these rounded cheeks I yearn to pinch, lol] That makes it DOUBLY cool! She and Paget aren't in any scenes together, but I love the fandom connection- they were in a movie together and then Paget ended up working with Gina's dad on a show that Gina guest-stars in! How awesome is that?! [I wish my folks had those kinds of connections...]


The Lost World- season two overview

Format snurched from Little Red.

Season Two: "Shifting planes of relationships!"
[season one here]

'After being trapped on this Plateau for two years, we're more like family than friends...' *pause* 'Don't tell anyone I said that.' )

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*snurched from [ profile] xfirefly9x *

1) Comment and I will give you three people for a fandom you are interested in.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of three people. or skip this if you're too lazy for pictures.
4) Label which you would marry, shag, or throw off a cliff.

She gave me:

-Laura Roslin
-John Sheppard
-Elizabeth Weir

EVIL. What about Baltar? *wibbles* I could easily throw HIM off a cliff...

*my answers* )


The Great Ship Meme


It's ridiculous how much time I spend on these things. But omg, it's so much fun. :D

Clicky clicky, you know you want to see what makes me tick...!


'I will go down with this ship, and I won't put my hands up in surrender...' )


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'...doesn't it make everyone want to lock them in separate rooms and do experiments on them...?'


Comment on this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Five things from [ profile] sapphs :
The Mentalist/Merlin/Strong female characters/vidding/procrastination skillz )

Five things from [ profile] speckleberry :
Vidding/Jisbon/The Lost World/Marguerite/chocolate )

Meme #2. DO IT. DO IT NOW. :P

1. Name:
2. Birthday:
3. Where do you live:
4. What are you studying/What are you working as:
5. What makes you happy:
6. What are you listening to now/have listened to last:
7. What is particularly good/bad about my LJ:
8. An interesting fact about you:
9. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment:
10. Favorite place to be:
11. Favorite lyric:
12. Best time of the year:
13. Weirdest food you like:

1. A film:
2. A book:
3. A song:
4. A band:
5. A tv show:

1. Favorite Fandom:
2. OTP/OT3:
3. Icon/Fic Journal (so I can join):

1. One thing you like about me:
2. Two things you like about yourself:
3. Put this in your lj so I can tell you what I think of you?
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Merlin just got more awesome! It took me a while, but I finally placed the actress who plays Nimueh- it’s none other than the Bionic Woman!

Can’t believe how different she looks, just with the eyes and hair. She's a pretty great actress, because Nimueh is NOTHING like her character in BW. I know she got a bad rap for the BW remake, which I loved, incidentally, and it was such a bitter shame that it got cancelled, but at least she’s got a recurring role here. And in her own accent too!

Just a question- because it’s a British show, does that mean there aren’t any more eps for the first season? It irritates me how they shorten their seasons, not happy. *pouts* Oh, for the 20-odd ep seasons of CM or House, etc. etc.

It only took one episode for Merlin to replace LOTS in my affections. I think the problem with the latter is that it’s almost claustrophobic with only three regular characters, two of whom are angsting over their inability to have a relationship.

Merlin, in contrast, has four young leads in addition to a bunch of other people. And those four are friends, with hints of something more. What I love love LOVE about this show is that there is UST for everyone, which should hopefully mean that they don’t decide to throw two characters together for fear of inspiring massive fandom hate, so we’ll be able to live peacefully with our chosen ships and no one taking supremacy over the others. It is so cool. I don’t do slash, but I can see where the Arthur/Merlin or Morgana/Gwen shippers find the shippiness; yet in those same scenes, I can see it as growing friendship and affection. It can be whatever we do want it to be. Or not. *glees* How utterly blissful.

Of course, now that I’m happy, they’ll probably screw it up somehow, especially since I've heard that they're splitting up the fourtet for the second season *wails* but at least I have this optimism to sustain me for now. :D Which is stupid because I know vague facts about the legends and none of them end well, so my ship is doomed, my favorite character is doomed, but...shh, optimism happening here, 'k?

I was looking through the comms and became severely disheartened at how people who are fans of the show seem to...loathe it passionately. I'm all for being objective and giving criticism where it's due, but there is some major backlash happening. Yikes.

*This picspam is full of love, however. <3333 For each and everyone one of the characters* )


I'm probably going to hate this show before long, and regard it with bitter disappointment and cynicism, but for now, life is sweet. :D

ETA: I hate myself for that typo. It's going to haunt me for the rest of my life. And I can't fix it. *angsts*

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Decided to join a Morgana/Arthur comm despite having not yet seen a single ep from Merlin. Everyone keeps talking about it and I succumb so easily to peer pressure. *shrugs* I need ship, and it is my mission to seek it out wherever possible. But the journal title for the comm makes me giggle, 'Once and future fratricidal glory'. WTF? :D Hee! This intrigues me already.

I like the sound of the show, apparently the writers insert shippy undertones for every single pairing imaginable, which hopefully means everyone can get their fix and all co-exist peacefully, rather than starting up ship wars. SGA is going to make me forever paranoid on that front. I don't know why it's so hard to live and let live, but... *sighs* There will always be intolerant assholes, I just hope never to encounter such a formidable army of them again.

Anyway, given that  I am half in love with Morgana- and yes, it is completely shallow and based entirely on her looks, since I claim no knowledge of her character as of yet- I went in search of pics. *glees* Look at the pretteh!

How can I resist? I have not the willpower, nor would I want it. *gleefully skips off to binge on more Morgana pretties*

[pics snurched from [ profile] carpenyx , [ profile] lovestories and [ profile] merelyn ]


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