eumelia: (little dream - observing)
A few days ago I posted this:

Pick a character I've written and I will explain the top five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them.

I got some requests :) All of which are detailed under their respective cuts. If you want more, don't hesitate to ask!

Magneto )

Steve McGarrett )

Grace Williams )

Danny Williams )

Kono Kalakaua )

I had a very hard time picking out only five things for each character, as they each contain multitudes, and I have so much more to say about each of them.
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Via [personal profile] amadi.

Pick a character I've written and I will explain the top five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them.


Dec. 8th, 2012 12:51 am
eumelia: (snuggles)
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Check it out on Dreamwidth and Livejournal.

My threads on here and here.

Join the fun!
eumelia: (flog it)
How is it Friday already? Time rushed by this week, but also not, it felt very very long and I don't really know why.

It was kind of a crummy week at work, I felt my boss' disappointment in me, but I hope I made up for it by working extra hard yesterday.

Still, I don't really want to care all that much about work, it's not the thing that gives me meaning in life, though I do spend the majority of my life in that office, and it helps when you do enjoy it.

Which I am. A lot. I also like the majority of my co-workers, but argh... it was a crummy week.

Unaided, maybe, by the fact that I really did my best to do as much editing as I could on the fic for [community profile] fannish_advent/[ profile] fannish_advent tomorrow and only finished it, like, minutes ago.

It's now with the beta again. My stories still need another once over before I feel confident to let the public see them.

It's really all about you, people.

As usual, on weeks where work consumes me as well as writing projects (of which I don't have that many much to the dismay of ideas banging at my brain) time seems to slip though fingers.

Add to that that tomorrow I've got a family Hanukkah gathering, because you know, it's a holiday and we love the holidays that includes scarfing on fried food, lighting fires (candles, but same-same) and getting chocolate money. I don't begrudge the fact that I've got my family around this week, but it's like I never have time to myself.

Except today where I spent all my time drinking coffee, eating chocolate and cheese, and flailing at my fic.

That was my day. And my week. Same all when you think about it.

I'm so glad it's been boring for me (don't ask me about local politics).

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Bomb Girls

Nov. 30th, 2012 02:15 pm
eumelia: (omg lesbians!)
I recently mainlined all 6 episodes of this utterly brilliant, fantastic, feminist and queer show.

"Bomb Girls" is the story of women working a Canadian munitions factory in the early 1940's during the second world war.

It has very high production value, it's well paced and written (a few blunders here and there which has mainly to do with the male characters - which is a novelty!) and it has an actual facts lesbian character!

OMG! I'm in love with this show it gives me all the feels!

However, like with many female centred shows its fandom is teeny tiny!

Help me fangirls, you're my only hope!

Send me your comms, your tumblrs, rec me the fics! I need me some Betty/Kate love now!

Thank you!

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eumelia: (a face)
I wrote a whole thing on the way to work and my tablet, Officer Kalakua, ate almost all of it! I was very frustrated as you can imagine.

Thankfully I remembered all my points so here it is. Spoilers and all )

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eumelia: (killshot kono)
It really is the little things!

I woke up to veritable cornucopia of icons made by [personal profile] st_aurafina and [ profile] tailoredshirt made just for me!

I ended up choosing the one you see right there, but I was in agony, they're all so beautiful and [ profile] tailoredshirt made so many!

Thank you both, so so much.

It's early morning here, but you've already made my day. I feel guilty about not being able to use all the other ones but I hope others will use them, with due credit of course! Killshot Kono is mine and I hope it catches on.

The icons can be found here and here.

I don't know what to say other than thank you. Thank you for taking the time, the effort and being kind enough to cater to my little need.

I'm so lucky to have such generous friends.
eumelia: (oh no!)


There is a lot of interpretation material in this ep. I don't know if I'll tease it out through meta or fic, especially considering I'm working through the weekend.

Stay tuned!
eumelia: (Default)
So, I've been bitten by the bug.

I've brought myself up to date with "Elementary" and I'm enjoying it immensely!

I have many thoughts, none of which are to do with the cases, which honestly, so so easy, but the mental exercise Holmes and Watson go though are fun to watch.

I can see why the BBC "Sherlock" people took issue with it at the start, but it is so different, both in concept and characterisation (up to a point, they are clearly Holmes and Watson), but this Sherlock is so... sympathetic.

I mean, I feel compassion towards him in a way I didn't with the BBC version. And while the BBC Watson was more fleshed out, I do really enjoy how this Watson takes none of his shit.

Also, Bechdel Fucking Win in ep five! Between two women of colour! \o/ (Plus, Sherlock hinted at a "Sapphic" - really, CBS, really?! - entanglement and you know how observant he is ;)

And there are random people of colour in the show! (not enough to be sure, for a place set in New York city)

In addition, (and this when my brother should stop reading because I'm about to talk about things that will make him reach for the brain bleach - don't say I didn't warn you, [ profile] hemlock_sholes) I absolutely adore how openly kinky this Holmes is. He likes bondage, he likes to be dominated, erotic asphyxiation is third date material! He has a zipper mask!

So, uh, people of my lists who are watching this, point me to the comms and kink_memes! I have gone to the AO3 page and, well, let's just say that page leaves a lot to be desires.

I'm not feeling the same degree of attachment (obsession, love, adoration?) as I do to "Hawaii Five-0", but let's see if I can juggle two fandoms, yes?
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Went to see "Skyfall" last night.

ALL THE Spoilers )

I enjoyed it, but I have many many misgivings. I'll go see it again, because I'm addicted to the franchise and love the character too much.

I missed Jeffry Wright as Felix Lieter though. No CIA in this movie, alas.
eumelia: (little destiny - bookworm)
I just finished reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, the 2012 winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Broadly, it is a retelling of the story of Achilles from the eyes of his loyal companion Patroclus. If you know your Greek mythology, poems and plays, then every single moment in this book was known to you. Basically you were "spoiled", if one can be spoiled when the source material is several thousand years old.

If you don't know your "Greek", you may find yourself coming home from work one evening and have your mother ask you: Spoilers for the book, the poems by Homer and the various plays written by other Greeks! )

For the TL:DR folks, it's a fun and fluffy book with some depictions of gore. I recommend it if you love mythology, fanfiction and romance.
eumelia: (rest and relaxation)
My afternoon siesta lasted three hours.

I woke up feeling quite terrible. In fact I thought I was going to throw up. However, I wasn't going to let that stop me, though it did delay my reflexes and I felt foggy brained for a long time.

But my sister had booked and paid for an evening hike at the excavation sites of Caesarea, and we would walk among the ruins with swinging lantern lights (something the kids found very enjoyable).

So with the above being part of the plans there was much discussion by members of my family suggesting I stay at the cottage and let someone else take my place on the hike, which annoyed me enough to get moving, take a quick scalding shower (I woke up with a fever and thus was feeling cold) and swallow down some paracetamol.

Oh, and our neighbours decided to blast their music again. Cue my bitch-face + a headache (despite the medicine). I was ready to either murder someone or leave.

After taking the medicine, chugging down a bottle of water and eating an apple I felt better, though nowhere near 100%.

The hike was brilliant though. Our guide was a geek! The moat reminded my nephews of Helm's Deep and one of them said it looked like where Aragorn and Legolas fought the Orcs and the guide asked them if they knew who Aragorn's father is and then started reciting The Song of Aragorn!

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

My sister and brother-in-law looked very pleased and I clapped like a moron and bounced like a ball, something I regretted, because, well, fever.

But all our kids, three nephews and a niece, now felt they had the guide all to themselves and latched onto him like limpets.

My sister, who is a Mediaevalist of the Middle East was very impressed with the guide's correct knowledge of the era and the Mamluks who fought the Crusaders. I gotta say, if I had to chose a side, I'd go with the Mamluks, as my sister said, because they won.

They won hard.

In any event, we walked along the shore line and the guide talked about the Romans and their bloody "reality shows" in the Hippodrome and Arena, the Byzantines and their syncretism of Jesus and Sol Invictus, the other multiple temples to the Sun that scattered the shore line, and he recreated, using shadow puppets the Egyptian god Ra's descent into the underworld and ascent into the sky, which was rather entertaining.

By the end of the hike most of the lanterns had gone out, which made the atmosphere even eerier, but I suppose that is the point.

As I said the kids loved it.

The drive back to the resort was a bit of a nightmare, because the paracetamol wore off and the fever attacked me again.

By the time we arrived back I was very wobbly and the short walk had me collapsing on my bed. I was given water and ibuprofen. I changed into pyjamas and was moaning and groaning the whole night, I was told.

I woke up on day 4 (and check out morning) was given more medicine, tea and I nibbled on dry cornflakes.

Thankfully my brother and his family wanted to go home as soon as possible, so I hitched a ride with them and got home long before everyone else.

I continued to be floppy throughout the day, but as of this writing I'm back to normal. I suspect sunstroke to be honest.
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I was motivated to get up very early this morning, acquire the episode, watch it and not be late for work!


There be spoilers )

In other news, I need next week's episode (3.03) to air already so that fandom will stop accidentally spoiling me and freaking the fuck out of something that hasn't happened yet!
eumelia: (determination & courage)
Okay so.

*blows nose and wipes eyes*

All the spoilers )

Off Topic: Can anyone tell me what Danny's ringtone for Rachel is? The song sounds familiar, but I really couldn't tell you what song it was or who sang it.
eumelia: (wave dropping)
We are now less than a week away from the Season 3 premier of Hawaii Five-0 and let it be known that this has been the most frustrating summer of waiting.

Not because I was impatient.

But because fandom is impatient.

Never, ever, have I needed to be so aggressively defensive against spoilers. And I, for one, am not really a spoilerphobe.

So generic spoilers like knowing who future cast members are, or seeing the occasional behind the scenes photo of the cast while they rest and various promotional photoshoots, are small potatoes for me. But that's just me. That does't make then non-spoilers.

And the mentioned above were not the only thing spilling over from the seems all over LJ, Tumblr and Twitter. Oh no. I now know plots and have accidentally seen editing footage that Peter Lenkov (whom not everyone follows on twitter, fyi!) has so generously released. I have accidentally seen fucking press releases !

My dear friends and fellow fandom comrades, too many of you (and this is why I am not naming names, because there are TOO MANY) are either inconsiderate or do not know what constitutes a spoiler.

I've made this rant on twitter, because that's what I had time for, so I will do so here now and at greater length.

Due to the fact that I have had to unfollow, actively avoid and actually be proactive about telling people (I've tweeted at, send private messages and commented on posts and comms) that they do not mark, hashtag or cut the spoiler on their post/tweet I have come to really resent the fact that this basic netiquette is all but flung out of window.

I have seen people casually mention an event of a not yet aired episode in a tweet, I have seen people post a link without even the tiny bracketed mention of "may contain spoilers" and tumblr posts with press releases not bother to hashtag it with #spoiler.

My dear fandom, I really enjoy hanging out with you, but you're bringing me down.

As I said, I'm not really a spoilerphobe, but there is a critical mass I simply cannot tolerate.

So I ask, if you see any of the following internet products come your way and you want to post/tweet/reblog, please, please, please err on the side of caution and mention mark it as spoilery:

- Press releases
- Cast/Crew interviews
- Behind the scenes pictures
- Behind the scenes footage
- Video promos
- Articles containing cast/crew news (yes, cast is a spoiler!)
- Pictures containing cast/crew news
- Tweets/Posts that contain future plot events
- Anything that contains future plot events
- Anything that contains imagery, information, news regarding events not yet aired

If you don't think anything you have contains any of the above, or anything that I may have not mentioned, I ask you, nicely, to err on the side of caution.

Because I have asked, people, nicely, to mark spoilers and they have done so. But there are many of you.

Show some consideration to your fellow fans. I want to enjoy the show and the fandom, part of my enjoyment is not knowing what happens!.

So if you have to urge to discuss unaired events don't do it in public! Twitter, tumblr, LJ and DW are all public! Striking this, because I was rightly reprimanded that this is a call for censorship, which is never okay. I do, however, think talking on twitter with a visible time lines, tumblr without a hashtag and on LJ/DW without marking somewhere that spoilers are discussed is inconsiderate, for everything mentioned above.

The fact that I'm even making this post is staggering.


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June 2015

 12345 6

V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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