dhampyresa: (that's high profile)
I'd been feeling like I wasn't goth enough for a while, but this feeling is gone since this morning.

I had a really weird dream last night in which I was, for some obscure reason, taking part in a baking show presided over/judged by the Raven Queen, the Goddess of Death in Critical Role (and DnD -- but this was definitely a Critical Role thing). Then I blew my fuse because we were supposed to cook with unsalted butter and WHAT KIND OF HERETIC etc. I'm pretty sure I was overdoing it to gum up the works for some reason? But in any case, shouting at the Raven Queen made me level up, so obviously I took that level in Goth, which she thought was hilarious, appropriate and well-deserved.

Clearly I am goth enough. The dream argument I had with a death goddess over baking ingredient says so.


Also, I finally wrote prompts for my yuletide letter. Sorry for the delay to anyone waiting on it.

I'll do the linking in appropriate places tomorrow.

dhampyresa: (that's high profile)
"Goth" should be a fucking gender, tbh. Fuck, "goth" should be my gender.

My answer to "why are you taking [language] class?" used to be "why not?", but I'm pretty sure it's going to be "BECAUSE FUCK YOU, THAT'S WHY" from now on.

There are two reasons I am taking a martial art class: (1) I need to learn to hit people and (2) I need to learn to take falls. As a coworker told me "you ned to punch more people" (because I am hurting after last night's class, so clearly I need more classes, ergo more people punching).

I recently downloaded Bubble, an app for keeping track of comics you own. I first heard about it several years ago at the Angoulême FIBD, but only downloaded it recently, because, tbh, it slipped my mind until then. It's so useful! I haven't finished entering my collection yet -- I have 100 albums in there already, which is maybe half? of the physical ones I own -- but I'm already finding it super useful. Especially for keeping track of upcoming/recent publications. I currently follow about 30 or so series. I am a giant nerd.

I'm drawing again! :D I'm doing a sort of Inktober-esque thing. We shall see how it ends up going.

I am also writing more.

Also, I need to sign up for [community profile] yuletide .

Korean is available on Duolingo, finally! *downloads*
dhampyresa: (This is my life)
In no particular order.

New music:

HOLY FUCK AFTER 10 FUCKING YEARS MC SOLAAR'S FINALLY GOT A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT It comes out on Nov 3. The single is Sonotone -- I honestly believe the man is the best living French lyricist. Sonotone ends on a line that echoes this Gainsbourg song, itself referencing this Verlaine poem. Like. Damn. It's also got the line "Dévertébrer les verbes de toutes mes lèvres" which is a fucking masterclass in internal rhyming.

I am also looking forward to Taylor Swift's new album (Nov 10). Although, if I'm honest I'm mostly looking forward to the new music video. Look What You Made Me Do confirmed what I suspected since Blank Space: that even though her music can be hit or miss for me, I fucking love her aesthetic and sense of humour.

Technically Nolwenn Leroy's new album is already out, but I've only listened to the eponymous single, Gemme so far.


TV:

NEW FORCES OF DESTINY (Oct 1 and 29) and then new Rebels season. Also, is that Sabine and Jyn interacting in that trailer? Yessssssssss


Halloween:

HALLOWEEN

Ñ

Sep. 28th, 2017 11:43 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)
I seem to be having story ideas again. On the other hand, they all seem to be for fucked-up Critical Role femslash fic -- that's a very specific niche, brain.

I've been trouble wanting to do things lately, so when it occurred to me that what I wanted to do this week-end was spend time with friends, I was like "yay!". Alas, twas not to be. Everyone is unavailable. Of course. Given that I keep getting hot water instead of tea at the drink machine at work, I don't know what I expected.

Also, ñ so there >:[
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I can't believe there's yuletide wank already and I haven't even signed up for Trick or Treat yet. Damn. I also need to nom some stuff for yuletide, because apparently noms are open now? What even. I finished the last of the mirabelles yesterday (this is when summer ends, for me) and yuletide noms were already open?! THE FUCK

I will sign up for Trick or Treat (I have decided that this year I am requesting all female mad scientists) and nom stuff for yuletide, just... not right now.

I honestly don't feel up to much besides watching stuff right now. I started by catching up on shows I was behind on (Orphan Black, Cleverman, Still Star-Crossed), then moved on to Vatican Miracle Examiner, then to Wynonna Earp. To give you an idea, I started Wynonna Earp on Tuesday and I've finished S1 today. I am doing nothing but watching TV. It's weird. I am very grateful to everyone who recced me stuff.
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Swimming: Haven't swam in about a month, so taking it slow for the pick-back.
Session total: 1 600m. Past total: 42 050 / 585 689. Current total: 43 650 / 585 689

I wonder if keeping track of what I draw every week (short summaries, like "profile headshot" or "1/3 of a watercolour" or whatever) would help me draw less headshots.
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I found this ("Who needs gnosis?") written where I write things I think of in the middle of the night. I have distinct memory of needing to write it down because it was important, but fuck if I know why, now. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Almost done with current novel. Only epilogue left. I have learned Valuable Lessons about my writing process, I think, even if not entirely sure what they are yet.

I watched the parade of the Festical Interceltique de Lorient on FR3 and the main commentator is painfully French. I physically cringed several times, because that's not how you say that. Just stop. (And while you're at it, also stop with the ~mysterious and mystical country~ crap, thanks.)

I just rewatched the first season of Kaamelott and I'd forgotten how funny that show was. Kaamelott S1 is a short comedy program where Arthur is about 100% Done with herding cats aka dealing with his knights. (In future seasons, things get more dramatic/serious.)

ALSO! Events have conspired to make it so I won't have (time for) internet before I leave on holday, so I'll see you at the end of August!

Ow

Jul. 26th, 2017 10:49 pm
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So I got kicked in the chest last Sunday. Well, upperchest/shoulder. Swimming: a more dangerous sport than you'd expect!

Was okay most of Monday, then began hurting in the evening. It's been hurting, with varying degrees of intensity, ever since. I hurt more in the evenings than mornings, but overall I thinkit's getting better. (I have an unrelated doctor appointment on Friday, so if it still hurts by then, I'll bring it up.)

Anyway, I've been taking it easy and avoiding moving that shoulder. That's why I've been mostly off the internet for now. Tomorrow I'll off the internet because I'm going to see Valerian! That should be more fun.

*sigh*

Jul. 21st, 2017 11:02 pm
dhampyresa: (This is my life)
I haven't quite reached peak asshole yet, but I feel like if this were a Disney movie, you'd be able to hear the opening strings of my villain song right about now. (Cause: heat, sleep deprivation and people telling me what the fuck to do. NO. FUCK YOU.)


Somewhere around the mid-afternoon, I started being interested in Critical Role again and got through an hour of podcast in the rest of the afternoon! This is much slower than I was going before the brainwipe hit, but it's also much faster than me taking over a week to get through the previous episode (that was ep 62, fyi). So I guess there's that.


In happier news, we are apparently fucking finally a Kaamelott movie! :D Time for a rewatch, me thinks.
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Anything happen while I was away?
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)
Nothing says "patriotism" like being in a different country for your national holiday, hahaha. Whatever. It's a long week-end and I'm visiting family.

Be back around about Monday.

Also, my [community profile] fandomgiftbox is here. Where are yours?

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)
It's raining extra hard outside. Full blown thunder and lightning rattling your windows rain. Been coming for a while, hope the air feels less heavy now.


Swimming )


Also, for reasons not worth explaining at this juncture, I have sadly fallen (back) fully into Arthuriana. Why do I do these things to myself? ;_;

An update

Jul. 2nd, 2017 10:31 pm
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Swimming )


I am feeling better, BUT I will be very busy all of next week for Reasons. So don't worry if I'm not around much.

dhampyresa: (Sarcasm shall be the way)
I can't believe people at work dragged me for wearing all black yesterday. (A) My shirt was blue -- admittedly very dark blue, but still blue. (B) I have worn this outfit several times and was not mocked before, what give? (C) Have those people met me? Is their gothdar broken???

I have managed not to bite myself today! And I'm feeling just about well enough that I should be able to go to the pool tomorrow -- where I will be wearing all black, because I am the kind of person who once held the reasoning of "how will people recognise me if I'm not wearing at least one black item of clothing?" -- if I manage to get some sleep.

SPOILERS FOR DOCTOR WHO 10.12: I am in super into any combination of Missy/Doctor/Master, especially Missy/Master what with the flirting and spoilers ). I also deeply appreciated that one shot of the Master putting on eyeliner #aesthetic
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On Tuesday I came home from work, decided to lie down for a bit because I was feeling sick and woke up with my alarm the following day, having slept 12 entire hours and still feeling as ill and tired. On Wednesday I had to stop halfway up a flight of stairs because I was feeling faint. But who gives a shit, amirite? /is bitter about things


On Wednesday, [community profile] nightonficmountain creators got revealed.

Somehow I never got around to posting about the gift I got. So here it is:

War-Chants (1088 words) by azaleaknight
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Eurovision Song Contest, Crack
Summary:


HannibalTheMannibal: what was your Eurovision entry even, yo


ScipioAfricanus: yeah, like yours was any better? i mean, like, a troupe of ice-skating elephants crossing endless mountains? did you send that idea in, bro?

Two frenemies talk trash over chat about the most important event of the premodern world: EUROVISION!!!

The person I was assigned to defaulted and so that left me time to focus on picking up pinch-hits. I picked up one of the lingering pinch-hits, blasted my way through the Kill Six Billion Demons webcomic (A++ def reccomend) and produced art as a result.

King of Flame (0 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Kill Six Billion Demons (Webcomic)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Incubus (Kill Six Billion Demons)
Additional Tags: Fanart, Watercolours
Summary:

In the shadeside of Throne, they play interesting games. Here is a card from one of them.



Watercolours on watercolour paper.


Cool things I found out about/was reminded of recently: [community profile] fandomgiftbox (fannish wishlists), [community profile] drawesome (art community) and [community profile] comicsroundtable (comics talk).

(Also, I would like to stop biting myself to the blood several times a day, ffs.)
dhampyresa: (MY BIRTHDAY HAS SQUID)
1. You are on the wrong continent to play Critical Role.

2. You are not caught up on Critical Role. They're not going to roll back the story 50 episodes or so just so you can join in.

3. You are not a character in Critical Role, either.

4. Critical Role does not take place in Fallen London.

5. You do not know how to make a lightsaber. No, not even if Percy helps.

6. You cannot break through two different layers of reality (from Fallen London to the world of Critical Role, and from there to the 'real world') so you can steal the DM's notes and METAGAME. No. Stop.


The way you actually knew it was a dream: getting wifi on your phone when, and I quote, "there's no wi-fi in the Neath". Really, self? REALLY? It's getting wi-fi in Fallen London that broke your suspension of disbelief? Really?

(Then I lucid-dreamed my way into stealing the DM's notes but woke up before the actual metagaming could happen.)

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1. [community profile] nightonficmountain should open on schedule as all assignments are in. Of course there is the possibility that someone'll delete their work and/or entire ao3 account between now and Wednesday /still bitter


2. The latest Doctor Who episode made me cry. I'm a sucker for certain tropes. Also, I love me some Romans (especially Romans getting to face their bullshit) and that was an A++ use of Tacitus' "They make a desert and call it peace" speech. Also also, crows. YAY CROWS!


3. I bought some comics, because the bear is dead.*

* No actual bear harmed in the making of this post.

dhampyresa: (Quit killing people)
I got to see all the fandom folks today! It was awesome! The RPG went well.


I don't think I'm going to run [community profile] history_exchange this year. I didn't think about it until recently, I couldn't even remember how I'd spelled it (historyex? historyexchange?) and nobody seems to have missed it. I can't really run it now because I don't have enough visibility to set dates on it anymore. Maybe next year.

[community profile] nightonficmountain might open on time this year! This has never happened before; Is the curse finally broken? (Probably just jinxed it, oops.)

[community profile] starwarsrollingremix will most likely run again next year, but I might need to recruit someone for the starter story this time around.


Not much going on fannishly with me right now. I'm not even really writing fic? I am writing things, but I can't really point at any of them and say "That's my main fic project". Mostly focusing on the novel and NoFM (sometimes I am tempted to do a ~lessons modding fan exchanges has taught me~ post, hahaha).

I'm kind of doing fanart. Having 'preset' appearances cuts down a lot of overhead when the point of a daily sketch is to practice anatomy/shading/etc.

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)
SLEEPING AND EATING AND SLEEPING AND EATING AND SLEEPING.

I was supposed to visit family, but here's my complete schedule:
- Slept on the train there
- Dinner
- Slept until noon
- Lunch
- Nap x2 (brief interruption to close windows because I was cold)
- Dinner
- Read a bit
- Slept until 11h30
- Lunch
- Nap
- Read a bit
- Dinner
- Woke up at 11h
- Lunch
- Nap/read
- Train back (dozed off several times)
- Slept

Maybe I am slightly tired.

(Stuff I read: a documentary/investiagtion journalism comic + the first chapter of a friend's novel and I have to say I am really fucking happy I've been pushing him to write for years, because it's great and I texted him immediately to say WHERE IS THE REST? [lots of thoughts] hahaha)

dhampyresa: (OM NOM NOM)
Eurovision thoughts: MOLDOVA WAS FUCKING ROBBED.


An incomplete list of stuff I did while away from the internet: art (pencils, oil paint, watercolours), minimal writing (did you know it's hard to write without a computer), swimming (3K IN 1H42!!! record à battre), read a lot (mostly in French --  also I have thoughts), was told that I wasn't an asshole, had my teeth hurt like bloody hell (it's nothing to worry about), saw friends, went on dates, learned some poems and probably spent longer going "OMG I HAVE MUSCLES NOW :D" than I should have, but you know what? I HAVE MUSCLES NOW!  Hell, yesterday I even managed 100 push-ups (in 10 sets of 10, not in one go). I am severely regretting this choice today, but I did.


Between voluntary break, Eurovision and broken computer, I've been away for pretty much a month. WHAT'D I MISS? It can be big stuff, small stuff, I'm sure I've missed a lot.

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