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"C'est pas parce que Notre-Dame a brûlé qu'il faut arrêter de cuire les baguettes!" ("Notre-Dame burning is not a reason to stop cooking the baguettes!")

Given the context -- as the entry title says, I overheard this at the bakery -- it was less a deep, philosophical statement about carrying on come what may and more a pragmatic statement about bread, but then again this is Paris, so who knows.


The truth is... I haven't been doing great and I'll take what I can get. It's not the Notre-Dame thing (not just, at least). Last week I nearly fucking decked a coworker for creeping up behind me in my blindspot. I seem to be unable to say anything uncritical about anything and even with things I overall really like I can only seem to formulate reasons to not like them. I painted something recently and everyone says it's really good and yet all I can think is that "why the fuck you always lying" meme. I keep vaguely meaning to do stuff, even stuff long overdue and then... not doing anything. So yeah. Not doing super great.
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Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade ) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have the following Do Not Wants: allegory/metaphor of real world politics, character death, child abuse, dysphoria, incest, people losing things important to them, porn, rape, unrequested setting-change AUs (unrequested canon-divergent AUs are fine and very welcome), the Arthurian mythos and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

General likes )

Feel free to take prompts in whichever direction you like! And if none of my prompts work for you, then write whatever you want -- I'll be happy with anything.


Ancient History RPF
Relationship: Hannibal Barca & Scipio Africanus

Captain Marvel (2019)
Minn-Erva (Marvel)

Powerless (TV 2017)
Relationship: Emily Locke/Green Fury

The Umbrella Academy (TV)
Number Five | The Boy (Umbrella Academy)
Vanya Hargreeves

Yoko Tsuno (Comics)
Relationship: Yoko Tsuno/Khany


Thank you so much for writing for me!

(Questions about DNWs and/or prompts must go through the mods. Other comments welcome.)

oh my god

Apr. 15th, 2019 08:19 pm
dhampyresa: Paris coat of arms: Gules, on waves of the sea in base a ship in full sail Argent, a chief Azure semé-de-lys Or (fluctuat nec mergitur)
Notre-Dame is burning

I'm crying
dhampyresa: (MY BIRTHDAY HAS SQUID)
Bright yellow ring on dark background, first released picture of a black hole


Event Horizon Telescope released first picture of black hole.

Look at It. It's so beautiful. The light!

I honestly don't know if I want to paint It or fuck It or be consumed by It, but I see It and I Y̸̨̪̝̳̟̖̿̓̌̑̇͛̕Ȩ̴͎̳̘̹̱̿Ā̷̟̮̣̞͖̱́́̾̕͝R̷̢̹̀̓̊̋̊̂̎N̶̗̖̍̆̈́͊̂̋́̕̚͠
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Me, hunched over my computer like a snot gremlin: aright lemme open nofm signups earlyand then sleep this cold away

Also me, later tonight still awake for some godforsaken reason: fuck i posted to my journal instead of [community profile] nightonficmountain
dhampyresa: (Default)
Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade ) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have the following Do Not Wants: allegory/metaphor of real world politics, character death, child abuse, dysphoria, incest, people losing things important to them, porn, rape, unrequested setting-change AUs (unrequested canon-divergent AUs are fine and very welcome), the Arthurian mythos and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

General likes )

Feel free to take prompts in whichever direction you like! And if none of my prompts work for you, then write whatever you want -- I'll be happy with anything.


Critical Role (Web Series)
Group: Raishan/Anna Ripley

Historical RPF
Group: Scipio Africanus/Hannibal Barca

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Group: Jyn Erso & K-2SO, Group: Jyn Erso/Mon Mothma, Jyn Erso (Rogue One)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Group: Olivia Octavius/Gwen Stacy, Gwen Stacy (Into the Spider-Verse), Olivia Octavius (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
Group: Rey/Phasma

Stargate Atlantis
Group: Ronon Dex/Todd The Wraith

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (Comic)
The Girl (Fabulous Killjoys Album), Phoenix Witch (Album), Group: The Girl & Phoenix Witch, Group: The Girl & Party Poison

Voltron: Legendary Defender
Group: Krolia/Romelle


Thank you so much for writing for me!

(Questions about DNWs and/or prompts must go through the mods. Other comments welcome.)
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
Ao3 is apparently nominated for the Best Related Work 2019 Hugo. If you have work on the archive you too are now Hugo nominated? I GUESS?

Which reminds me. I'll be in Dublin for Worldcon; with maybe a couple days in Ireland before and/or after. Is anyone else going?

Also, I don't think I've mentionned it here, but I finally posted The Public Thing. It's a 35k fic for Rex/Riyo Chuchi a Star Wars: Clone wars rarepair. This is the "fake dating FOR GREAT JUSTICE" fic.

(it's not a crackship, okay, they stood next to each other THREE WHOLE TIMES and I have the screencaps to prove it)

I had a lot of fun with the worldbuilding and the, idk, romance building. I had a fucking (re)reading list for how to make sure my theme of "ALL PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE" came through properly (Vercors' Les Animaux Dénaturés and Carrière's La Controverse de Valladolid, btw).
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I did a stupid and now I am sick, bleh.

My work for [community profile] worldbuildingex was Rise, children of the lost (Critical Role, Keyleth centric canon divergent AU). I realised way too late in the writing process that I had brushed too close to a DNW so I went back and edited it out, but as a result the fic feels kind of hollow, but OH WELL. I'd rather gift someone something bland and innoffensive than something that is neither.

Being sick most/all weekend means I spend a lot of time in bed. In an attempt to not go fall face first in The Existential Rabbithole, I read some manga, including finally finishing reading Claymore. It was fine? The ending felt a bit rushed and also I expected something way more body horror-y from all the fuss about what Claymore bodies looked like. (Also, did not work, went down Existential Rabbithole, and then had shitty, freaky dream about being outed to my family and literally thrown out of my grandparents' house -- and metaphorically out of both it and my parents' house. A dream that for some reason happened entirely in English, which only served to made me feel more alienated when I woke up.)

Various

Mar. 26th, 2019 11:33 pm
dhampyresa: (Bill!!!)
1. New Avengers:Endgame posters are out. They real the snapped/lived status of a few characters that were not previously known from the movie(s), including one I had been toying with writing a post-Snapture fic about. :( I guess I should focus on the Inanna's Descent inspired fic for the character in the Soul Stone.


2. There was a question on [community profile] drawesome about what we wanted to improve in our art and after much handwringing and "i wanna say THE ZING but that's not a thing" I realised that most of the artists I currently follow have excellent use of colour, albeit all in different ways.

I should probably do a post about artists on the internet I follow, at some point. /adds to list of posts to make

Also I showed a coworker a recent small oil painting I made (via a picture on my phone) and she told me I should consider selling my work! I know she was just being nice, but it was a very Very thing to hear. (Very what? Just Very.)


3. I swear ao3 is fucking with me. I already approved these nominated fandoms! Five minutes ago and yesterday and yet there they are >:[
dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
(Shoulder status: Hurts. My ceiling is fascinating.)

The fic I got for [community profile] worldbuildingex is AMAZING and I LOVE IT. You should read it! It probbaly works even if you don't know about Critical Role and who doesn't want to read about manipulative dragons on their way to godhood?

not blinded by the lights (3420 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Critical Role (Web Series)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Keyleth & Raishan
Characters: Raishan (Critical Role), Keyleth (Critical Role)
Additional Tags: Epistolary, Worldbuilding, Ascension to Godhood, Exandrian History, Gods
Summary: Four steps Raishan takes along the path to ascension.
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owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww fuck my shoulder gdit
dhampyresa: (that's high profile)
1. [community profile] nightonficmountain is up and running, yay!

2. Though painful, my periodic attempts to turn into a snake remain thus far unsuccessful.

3. How goth do you have to be for people to see you with a cane and think "fashion"? I don't need need a cane, but if ever I use one improperly I would rather people think "none more goth" than "lying about knee issues", if that makes sense.
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FUCK i forgot I had a thing this weekend until thursday! I didn't realise it was midMarch amready :(
I thought I was gonna be able to set up [community profile] nightonficmountain this weekend and be early and what not but alas tis not to be
dhampyresa: (This is my life)
I am so tired lately that on Sunday morning I shouted "shut up i sleep" at my alarm clock :|

It's a busy time at work lately and also *gestures vaguely at other areas of RL* so I feel like since seeing Captain Marvel I have done nothing but work and sleep and mostly eat on schedule.

This isn't entirely true, I managed to sketch like three things (including a drawing I owe [personal profile] finch, which I have been fighting with/restarting for ages) and finish reading HP Lovecraft's Dunwich Horror. Oh yeah and get booted from the post office for not inputting the addressing properly? Idk, mates.

Also I managed to fuck up something in my nose somehow and now everything tastes/smells of blood. Neat.

But mostly I have done nothing but sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

And browse this twitter hashtag were people edit their cats (and other pets) onto the Captain Marvel poster, à la Goose.
dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
HOLY FUCK CAPTAIN MARVEL WAS SO GREAT

Technically the movie only comes out tomorrow and the cinema was very very insistent on No Spoilers. Having seen the movie, I can definitely see why. There were several points that caught the audience, me included, completely by surprise in the best way.

Saw the movie in 2D, VOSTFR. Good thing there subtitles too because the crowd went so wild sometimes the dialogue was covered.

Assorted nonspoilery comments follow.

I love Carol so much <3<3<3<3<3

Brie Larson was SO GOOD. Such range! And Carol is so "fuck you and you and fuck you -- you're cool -- fuck you and fuck you and you".

Loved the fight scenes and space battles!

The movie had a very pointed political statement to make I did not expect. I expected a statement (which is also there) but not this one. It is a good statement.

MONICA IS THE CUTEST OMG yes I love her. I'm not usually big on kids but she was great.

Carol and Maria ate so shippable and the emotional core of the movie.

Loved Minn-Erva. She looked great.

Goose? Best cat. (Also female, according to the subtitles.)

Carol and Fury's friendship is SO GOOD. More please.

The beginning credits? ;_;

Jude Law spoilers )

There is so much I want to talk about but spoilers!

Okay okay, I am pretty sure this isn't a spoiler because Skrulls are in the trailers. Carol explains the Skrulls are "shapeshifters". Subtitles: "métamorphes". Accurate translation, cool. Person she's talking to, mockingly: "shapeshifters". Subtitles: "transformiste", which translates, pretty much, to "drag queen". What a wild way for that subtitle to go, damn.

Two credit scenes, btw.

Loved the shades of body horror, especially in the Skrull shapeshifting.

This was way funnier than I expected!

Excellent soundtrack use.

Overall, I had pretty high expectations, despite my best efforts, and HOT DAMN I WAS NOT DISSAPPPOINTED. I am not kidding when I say I need to cool down, like daaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn
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I'm seeing Captain Marvel tomorrow. Does anyone have anything they want to know/want me to keep an eye for?
dhampyresa: (You tell him)
I live in a pretty touristy city so you'd think I'd be used by now to the fact that Americans don't think of people from other countries as people, just props.

Apparently not.
dhampyresa: (Quit killing people)
My shoulder has been pretty bad the past two weeks or so. One day I was fine, the next I was back to painkillers. This is bullshit. I seem to be better/back to before now, which I'll test tomorrow by going to the pool, but this fucking sucked.

I wanted to do things over the past weeks but alas I kind of... Did Not. Due to spending lost of time lying in bed.

I managed so marginal amounts of art, including finishing the lineart of a thing I've been working on since November which was missing a handful of details/small elements of the composition.

For Chocolate Box I got Wish Fulfillment, a modern/mundane AU Phasma/Rey fic. I made three art gifts: Sabrina/Prudence, Sabrina as Little Red Riding Hood (both for same person -- my assigned recip -- and in the The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV) fandom) and Gwen + Peter ballet dancing (Into the Spider-verse).

Figured out that the novel I was writing was working towards two completely contradictory climaxes. The climax that happens first literally breaks the world. "Summon Cthulhu and a posse of Great Old Ones" breaks the world. Which is kind of a problem when the other climax happens after a roadtrip. Granted it is a weird roadtrip featuring a witch manipulating her vampiress lover into noncon apotheosis, but the two parts of the story just don't fucking mesh. Will probably have to do some surgery and split them into two stories. Somehow.

ALSO I WATCHED UMBRELLA ACADEMY? And AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Yeah, I feel like that sums up my thoughts for now. That and SEASON TWO WHEN
dhampyresa: (Quit killing people)
Hey, how come English doesn't have a worn meaning "unhealthily pale, most probably because of exsanguination"?

MORE IMPORTANTLY why doesn't French have a word for "confusing"?! Mais que fait l'Académie!
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Swimming: While I know rationally 1km is a nice swimming distance, it still emotionally/irrationally feels like frustratingly few lanes. Not helped by me getting the sun in my eyes here and ramming my bad shoulder into a wall while blinded. Finished the 1km on my back just using my legs.
Today: 1000m.
Past total: 51 000. Current total: 52 000 / 585 689.


PRETTY EXCITED I HAVE TO SAY

As for the Avengers Endgame short spot, I am pretty meh. Nebula and Tony DIYing in space is about the only thing that interests me so far.

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