And there isn't anyone in this day and age who has the good fucking sense to actually offer a person an umbrella.
- Current Mood: morose
I listened to it a couple more times and was like, "STILL NOT SURE IF WANT. Can he DO that?"
Then I listened to it a couple more times and I haven't stopped. I'm surprised how easily this album has grown on me. The songs are catchy, the guitar riffs and melodies are decent, and Jerry's vocals actually shine in their own way.
Here's my favorite song off their new album, "The Devil's Rain." I couldn't find one of just the song, so here's a fanvid of the actual movie "The Devil's Rain" with the song as the backing track. Have some Shatner and Misfits to end your weekend. WTF, I don't even know.
- Current Mood: chipper
- Current Music:The Misfits: Cold in Hell
It's one of my favorite times of year again. I love fall more than I love a lot of things. It's the time of year of crisp fall winds and scattering leaves, football, Halloween, deliciously-scented candles, and pumpkin spice everything in my everything.
Loving life right now, and I'm feeling particularly inspired.
Also on a huge, huge Misfits kick again. Tis the season, I suppose.
Hope everyone is well! :)
- Current Mood: chipper
- Current Music:The Misfits: Dig Up Her Bones
- Current Mood: cheerful
- Current Music:The Misfits: Blacklight
So, girl4edwards04, your LiveJournal reveals…
You are… 12% unique (blame, for example, your interest in wwe nexus), 30% peculiar, 45% interesting, 7% normal and 5% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.
Your overall weirdness is: 50
(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 87% of other LJers.)
Also, my "herdlike" trait, apparently, is having an interest in writing. Ah, well, you can't win it all, I suppose. XD
- Current Mood: blank
This guy. Again.
Wade Barrett: Professional snarky English bastard, incorrigible BAMF, undeniable life-ruiner. STOP HOLDING ME HOSTAGE ON TUMBLR, WADE. STOP IT.
Fffffhfsdlasdkjhakasdhasklj you're got me writing vintage!Nexus slash when I'm supposed to be working to get some of these Loki plotbunnies out of my brain. You know, before they start replicating all "TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOKI" and whatnot.
I swear, Wade, you and Loki are dangerous. And you're both trolls. Are you sure you aren't related or something?
Yes, this is apparently what I'm doing with the first day I've had off since Labour Day. Don't judge me.
- Current Mood: cheerful
1. Lt. Commander Data(Star Trek: TNG)
2. President Tom Whitmore (ID4)
3. Loki Laufeyson (Thor)
4. Thor Odinson (Well, derp.)
5. Jack Bauer (24)
6. Lore (Star Trek: TNG)
7. Wade Barrett (WWE)
8. Commander William T. Riker (Star Trek: TNG)
9. Captain Jack Sparrow (Again, derp.)
10. Aloysius Pendergast (Preston and Child novels)
11. Laufey (Thor)
12. Tony Stark (Iron Man)
( WHAT EVEN IS THIS.Collapse )
Yeah. File this under "things I do when I'm supposed to be productive."
- Current Mood: amused
The story revolves around a mortal man who falls in love with a god. The god has come to earth for the purpose of retrieving his wayward brother. In the process, he meets said mortal, they spend meaningful time together, and eventually said god does locate his brother and he must return to his own realm for a time.
I'm looking for songs that fit the theme of both an unconventional I'm-in-awe-of-you love, and the longing the protagonist must feel during the time his beloved is away on his home planet.
Any help whatsoever would be muchly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Crossposted to fanmixtalk.
- Current Mood: cheerful
Title: Teach Me War
Notes: The second part of 3 mixes that involve these two. Part 1 can be found here. This mix is a progression of the first, in which Loki's ambitions have become darker, the animosity is not so veiled, and their tentative non-fraternal relationship has evolved.
Warnings: ACTS OF NON-BROTHERLY RELATIONS BETWEEN TWO CHARACTERS RAISED AS BROTHERS ARE IMPLIED.
( Teach me love or teach me war.Collapse )
- Current Mood: accomplished
...Oh, right. Because I haven't. Oops. I totally blame Tumblr for holding me hostage.
I doubt more than two people even read this anymore. Maybe I'm just typing this entry to myself, I don't know.
I fear my life hasn't gotten any more interesting over the last several weeks. The hair is going well. Work has been, well, work. Vacation went by far too quickly, and my son had his half-birthday about a week ago. It really is amazing how fast the little bugger has grown. I'll have to post some updated pictures of him soon.
I've been trying to get back into writing lately, but it's been like trying to gain water from a frozen rock in Antarctica or something. I just--I don't even. I feel like I'm not nearly as eloquent as I used to be or something, because I just can't seem to make words do...well, anything, really. I feel like my mind wants to go running, but it has all the energy of a person recovering from the flu.
I'm honestly not sure if it's the fact that I'm trying to write fanfiction for a universe that's entirely new to me, and there are already so many talented authors out there who actually know what the fuck they're doing, and it's intimidating. It's like, well, here's this person writing this 400 chapter epic and building entire civilizations with their words, and what am I doing over here without any talent or grasp of anything other than the scant bit of knowledge I have RIGHT HERE in front of me? It puts me in the mind of two years ago, when I discovered Star Trek, and I wanted so badly to go crazy writing fanfic. But then I started reading all the other intricate fics out there, and my enthusiasm turned to an overwhelming desire to just go sit in the corner and watch and not even set myself up for failure by putting myself out there.
(Granted, if someone were to ask me to write Star Trek fic now, I'd be fairly comfortable with it. But only after two *years* and much more information having been absorbed.)
God, I wish I actually had talent. WTF even am I doing?
Okay, okay. Sob, sob. Cry, cry. I need to just get off my ass and fix this whole mental block and tell my brain to quit being a damn coward. ANYWAY, MY CREYS AND HOW IT RAINS ON MY FACE EVERYTIME I TRY TO WRITE. MOVING ON.
But enough about me. How are all of you? Is anyone still out there in LJ-land? If anyone out there in space can hear me, acknowledge this transmission.
- Current Mood: blank
- Current Music:Asp: Sing Child
"They tried," Loki said meekly. "For what it's worth." A fresh shudder worked its way through Loki's body, a simultaneous flush of heat and rush of chill at the same time.
"They are ignorant of your needs, child." Laufey brought one hand to Loki's cheek, gently caressing. Loki shivered slightly and pressed into the cool palm.
"It matters little," replied Loki wearily. "You are not." He looked up at the Jotunn king with something like glassy hope in his eyes. "You are the only one who possesses the power to end this affliction."
"Yes, prince. I am."
* * *
ETA: I just realized how incriminating and/or questionable this entry looks when you read the previous entry about Frost Giant Pon Farr. OH GOD, LMAO.
- Current Mood: anxious
For those of you who know much of Star Trek, you might have heard of Pon Farr. If not, get ready for a crash course in Vulcan mating habits. Every so often (7 years, to be precise), Vulcans who are bonded experience an overpowering urge to mate. Once Pon Farr takes hold, a Vulcan must mate, or else he runs the risk of madness or death. (One can take the route of meditation, or beat the snot out of one’s best friend in the rite of kal-if-fee, but that is neither here nor there.)
So here, I suppose, is where we get to our theoretical question.
What if Frost Giants also had a form of Pon Farr? What if, when a young Jotun comes of age, it is already pre-written in his genetics that he must mate with another of his kind, or he will fall physically ill, lose himself to madness and die?
The symptoms, in my mind, would be much the same. In the first stage, one’s mental state might be something like (pardon the crude comparison) a cat in heat, roving about, seeking a mate. The subject might be irritable and unpredictable. As the cycle progresses, more physical symptoms may manifest. Fever, chills, lethargy, intense perspiration, and as the symptoms grow more advanced, mental deterioration, hallucinations, and finally, death.
In my interpretation of Jotun Pon Farr, mates are predetermined by Fate. (This is what I get for listening to ‘Love Like Winter’ by AFI while I write.) As in, a Frost Giant may actually have known his destined love before he was born. Depending on a Jotun’s status or position in hierarchy, Fate will have chosen a mate for him who is well-suited to him on a personal level. He has no say in this matter, and those who choose do not discriminate. One also does not question the ways of old.
A Jotun can mate with one who is not his Fate-designated partner, but it will only temporarily quell the blood fever. Also, Frost Giants are like penguins. As in, they have their one partner, and will continue to seek that one partner cycle after cycle.
So remember. The next time you decide to snag a baby while on a conquering mission to Jotunheim, don’t forget to read up on your Frost Giant biology.
TL;DR, now I’m playing with the whole “in heat” trope, and I’m trying to make it as disturbingly complicated as possible.
Thoughts or input? QUESTIONS? XD I'm almost afraid. LOL
- Current Mood: dirty
- - -
Loki stepped forward, dropping gracefully to one knee before Laufey’s throne.
“Sire.” He bowed his head deeply before raising his gaze, calmly meeting the brilliant garnet eyes that stared back at him. Intently. “I am Loki of Asgard.”
“Are you, now.” Laufey smirked. “And you would submit yourself upon your knees before me? A prince of Odin, bowing before the throne of Jotunheim?”
“I would,” answered Loki. “I am but a prince. You are a king. Humility does not escape me, sire, as it so evades my dear brother. And I am not as much my father’s son as it would seem.”
“Indeed it would.” Laufey’s eyes flashed dangerously. “Rise, then, Loki of Asgard, and tell me. What is it that you seek in Jotunheim?”
- Current Mood: calm
Title: We Are Wounded
Notes: This is part 1 of a series of 3 fanmixes featuring these two. The folder I originally had the files saved in was entitled "Before Loki Wanted to Kill Thor and was Only Vaguely Jealous of Him," so I suppose that would summarize this mix. We still see the veiled animosities and the progression of such. It can also be seen as the tentative beginnings of the two exploring/pursuing other, ah...non-fraternal aspects of their relationship.
Warnings: NON-BROTHERLY RELATIONS BETWEEN TWO CHARACTERS RAISED AS BROTHERS. Ahh, meep. *HIDES*
( Tell me why we bother hurting one another / with nothing left to gain?Collapse )
- Current Mood: accomplished
As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:
"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."
So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.
Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.
So I got some news over the weekend regarding the non-vacation-vacation that I was actually really dreading (and apparently my mum was, too.) It turns out my relatives aren't going to be able to make it down for the week after all.
When mum told me, I tried to look like this:
When really, on the inside, I felt like this.
If this makes me a bad person, well, friends...I just don't care. XD I ain't even mad about it. Because this NOW means that I will have an entire eight days with nobody to entertain but MYSELF. LOL. Eight days of being COMPLETELY FREEEEE. So if any of you whom I love ever so dearly might find some need to kidnap me for any period of time throughout those eight days, HOLLA AT YO GUUUURL. I have no plans now that do not involve WINGING THE HELL OUT OF IT. AND BY "IT" I MEAN "EVERYTHING."
In other news, I've decided to go ahead with my plan to try winemaking. I found a kit that apparently makes 30 bottles of something called Twisted Mist cocktail wine-- 15 in strawberry margarita, and 15 in lime. If this experiment actually works, I will be amused beyond all measure.
Also plotting to possibly get my hairs did sometime next weekend. \o/ WOOO.
Hope everyone's weekend has been stellar. :D
- Current Mood: apathetic
Title: You Too Shall Fall
Notes: This was supposed to be a belated birthday gift for zed_pm, but as always, I got to nitpicking. So, it's still her belated birthday gift, just belated...er. O.O
....I LOVE YOOOOOOOU. :D
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Oh, dear me. *HIDES*
- Current Music:Asp: Eleison
It would appear that I've a different running-mate since the last time I ran for President. XD
I don't know why I'm sitting here at the computer on a Saturday night with a glass of Sangria, looking back on old journal entries and giggling. This journal's beginnings originated, as most of you might know, with the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign. It was the summer of hope for a kid with great expectations and dreams for how the world was and could be, if you just believed hard enough and hoped for the best out of the country and its people. I was idealistic at the time, and I will always remember that "summer of hope" for what it was.
There's...really some interesting things in there. XD Mostly a lot of badly-written, overly-indulgent political slash that is making me snortgiggle into my hand to avoid waking up the entire house.
I found a snippet of incestuous Kennedy slash, and a LOT of stuff involving Larry DiRita who was once the spokesman for the DOD. He's still a diva to me, I don't care what you say. The man had fabulous hair.
There are conversations I've had with atoasterstrudel that make me laugh so hard I have to pee. I just saw Rick Santorum dressed as a matador somewhere in there, too.
OH GOD, SO MANY CRAZY LIVEJOURNAL MEMORIES. XD
Nothing's wrong, I think. Just a little nostalgia. And I should probably go to bed now. XD
- Current Mood: nostalgic
So here's a rundown of things happening with me lately.
**Next month I have a week's vacation, which I'm torn between looking forward to and being apprehensive about in the same thought. On one hand, it's an entire week I'm not at work. On the other hand, my mom's sister, her daughter and her daughter's little kid are all going to be coming to visit for that week. If it were just my aunt, everything would be totally kosher, but I am legitimately dreading the idea of having a shrieking crumb-snatcher in my house for a week. My dogs weren't raised around kids. I have a boisterous German Shepherd puppy who isn't around young kids, nor has he ever seen one. I, personally, have a great, deep-seated dislike of children myself. I give no fucks who they belong to. I simply do not have ANY patience for them, see "I am child-free for a reason."
So, TL;DR, yay, an entire week off from work. But by day 2 of said vacation, I'll probably be wishing I was at work getting scratched by cats and peed on instead of screaming at someone else's kid that if she pulls my dog's tail one more time, I'm putting her in the coat closet.
I did make it a point to stagger the days I was off, since they're visiting Mon-Fri and leaving Saturday morning, I'll be off Tuesday-Tuesday. So I'll at least have a few days by myself to chill.
So, yeah, if anyone wants to kidnap me from my house...LOL.
**In that vein, I'll probably be on holiday duty for Labor Day weekend. FML. But I will be off the Friday before Labor Day because I requested that off as well, so HA. HAHA. HA. >:D
**The urge to cut my hair again has struck, and I'll probably do that sometime before vacation. I suddenly have this urge to do something radical, like get a super-short textured pixie and dye it this deep auburn-burgundy colour that I had it a few years ago. I'm just bored with myself and need some sort of change. Thoughts? Anyone have any pictures of fabulous short haircuts you'd like to share with me? XD
**I need a new hobby. And since brooding and skulking around are apparently not hobbies, I think I may try winemaking.
**I've been trying to write, but words are coming in sporadic bits and pieces, as some of you may have noticed. Perhaps it's the muse I'm working with. He kinda has this thing for chaos and disorganization, as it were.
**Also, to any fans of Harry Potter out there, I just wanted to tell you all that I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Man, I remember when '24' ended. I was like "AHHHHKSAHAHSKLAHDLAKAHSASKDL ;_;" every Monday for, like, a YEAR. XD That shit's rough. No lie.
Anyhoo. I love you all, and I hope you're all doing well. Weekend off for me! Yay! Maybe I'll do something productive instead of spending 48 hours straight staring at Tom Hiddleston's face on fucking Tumblr all weekend. Apparently, everything is Hiddles and nothing hurts. I never understood it before, but oh, do I now.
Holla at yo guuuuuurl! XD
- Current Mood: chipper
- Current Music:Asp: Hasslich