SP: You have the weapons.

better run like hell when you hit the ground.



You can friend me if you want, but you don't have to. The only things I put under lock are personal stuff. Most of my old fanworks are at withloveonly.

I have mostly abandoned LJ as of late, I lurk on Tumblr now, also under Vaulted The Wall as well as having an infrequently updated Dreamwidth at Exitmouse, which is also public.

There's also still Deviantart, though I tend to forget about it for months at a time. My plurk can be found here.

This account is still tied to my primary e-mail, so I can be reached by PMs if you need to get ahold of me for some reason. ♥
dS: So do you find me attractive?

Let's talk holiday fic requests, eh?

So this year I have opted to not do Yuletide as I am omfgslammed with work and I don't want to sign up for a commitment I may run the risk of not being able to keep, but I do want to keep the creativity flowing. I normally draw but I have been in a wordy mood lately, so here's this instead.

DECEMBERWEEN DRABBLE OFFER


Open requests for all of my buddies from now until the 24th of December. I will do my best to write a drabble (100 words) for any series/pairing/etc of your choosing, and try to even hold back on posting them until the 25th of December! Any prompt, any pairing, any rating, any series, any genre, crossovers, basically a free-for-all. I retain the right to veto something if I really don't think I can do it (No Eridan/Feferi EVER.) but I will tell you upfront if that is the case. I am not going to bother listing fandoms because the list would be longer than the total number of requests. Basically if I've ever posted about it on Tumblr, Plurk, or have an icon for it, or you know I've previously enjoyed it? Have at it. I might leave fandoms but I never really fall out of love with a series.

Multiple requests are OK since I'm pretty sure I'll have a grand total of two takers.

Comment via whatever way you feel comfortible with to let me know, I'll be collecting them all in a notepad file to keep track of 'em so it doesn't matter if half of the comments are on LJ and the others on Tumblr and a few on Plurk or whatever.
dS: stetson of invulnerability

Adventures in Canadia

SO GUESS WHERE I AM GOING THIS WEEKEND?

I'm hitting up Vancouver BC with my number one homeslice soul sister, Manda. We're gonna go up Saturday morning and come back Sunday morning, and while we're going to visit a bro in the area in particular that's still a lot of time!

So, I ask my Canadian homies - anyone who knows the Vancouver area have any suggestions for sigh seeing or stores that CANNOT BE MISSED?
ALTA: SNEAK ATTACK!

/Kels used UPDATE, it's SUPER EFFECTIVE!

So I'm at three shots of vodka o'clock, but the point remains! I'm sorry I've kind of abandoned LJ. The funny thing is I still use it for gaming pretty religiously aside from some Dreamwidth stuff I have going with Azy, and I always check my friendslist, but yeah. I have a plurk now as well as a tumblr, and those have kind of become my go-to girls for both art and social interaction, but let's have a look-see at what's been going on since the last update, which I am just going to rely on memory for and not actually check.

I've dropped a few games, joined a few more, had a one-sided emotional fling and got a pay raise in the meantime. Which doesn't really make up for my hours cut but I keep reminding myself: I am consistently employed in a job I don't hate that pays for insurance as well as gives me a MINIMUM of 32 hours a week WHILE making above minimum wage, which is more than most RPers can say. The downside is I always feel so out of the loop and left out because I am off earning my daily bread. But hey at least I am not a Libertarian. (Sorry to the liber- you know, no. I am sorry you are libertarian. Not that I said that.) I also remain NOT Orson Scott Card, and that being the only thing Devin ever asked of me I feel I'm doing pretty good as long as I continue with that.

I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter Deathly Hollows 2, it was all that I dreamed and more. I also fell entirely in love with Captain America which I can only describe as similar to MY LITTLE PONY in nature (That is, the general initial reaction when you say IT'S AWESOME can be "Really? My Little Pony?" then, three episodes in, "MY LITTLE PONY!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥" - when viewing Captain America, Amanda and so many others were initially (unsure) regarding it. "Really? Captain America?" but after viewing, it was all "CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥" Chris Evans, I am sorry I ever doubted you.

Even if 90lb Asthmatic Steve Rogers kinda hits Uncanny Valley.

Since Amanda's back in the USA we've been spending at least one day every weekend hanging out, usually with at least Sushi-Kittens-Coffee (there's a pet store between coffee and sushi, so we usually walk by and peer at the kittens in the window) though lately they have sold all of their kittens!!!! so I wonder what new animal they will have in their window pen.

I've also been playing Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep again - I can't say I'm replaying it as I only finished Ven's quest and started Terra's last time, but picking it back up again I've found I can handle Terra a lot better. Before I always got frustrated because I favor the lightning-fast lighter hitters (why I can never play God of War no matter how much male gamers may masturbate to it. Myth ARRRRGHGJKLASKL;JS' aside, KRONOS MOVES LIKE MOLASSES. I CANNOT HANDLE IT. WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM. IS HE UNDER THE EFFECT OF A 'SLOW' SPELL?) and Terra is SO SLOW. Picking the game back up after several months of letting it idle made me realize, Terra is actually FASTER than most vidya game protagonists, it's just that I was comparing him to Endgame Ven, who is the FASTEST of the three protagonists, and basically a spidermonkey on pixie sticks. Without that bias, it's much easier to cope with his speed, and I suddenly want to play Terra in something somewhere. Hell, not even Terra. LINGERING WILL I want to play somewhere.

Either way, Terra and Ven are now down, and I am free to play Aqua. Save the best for last, baby. She is so amazing. I ship her and Cinderella too. Cinderella brings all the keyblade masters to the yard, apparently.

Alright, I ran out of interest to update this thing now.
KH: Hey it's bling!

DERBY TIME

PLANS FOR COORDINATION AND SHIT.

0. Prologue Pick up final ticket from Jeremy tonight after work!
1. Wake up in the morning feeling like P-Diddy Attempt before noon.
2. Pick Up Amanda at 12:30pm? to take back to the Apt to drop off liquor and overnight stuffs!
3. Finish getting ready! Food y/n?
4. Pick Up Manager Amanda from work at about 3:30, head to Seattle Center.
5. Doors open at 4:30
6. DERBY!

I can pick Manager Amanda up earlier, we can get food before we go, after we get to the Seattle center, after I pick up my manager but before we leave per say, etc. ANYONE GOT ANY PREFERENCES?
KH: the breaking point

BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS JUMPING OFF THE BRIDGE D:

I have seen this all over my flist so fine I'll do it too.

Disassociative Affect Diagnostic

okay this shit is freaky IT IS IN MY BRAIN.

You have a poetic sensibility and an ability to see beyond the day to day. You often seem to be living in a higher realm, or to be not-of-this-earth. Occasionally you imagine interior lives for friends and associates that are near-complete fabrications based on your fears or hopes for the future. You are often not aware of your own feelings. You have a strong sense of right and wrong, and because of this are often disappointed. Despite what can sometimes be a destructive inward-turning anger, you are very gentle. You are sometimes a bit out of touch with the ebb and flow of modern life. If your behavior is out of synch with your moral values, a severe psychic disturbance can result. Because connectivity is so important to you, you can become quiet and sulky if you feel that others around do not understand your point of view.

Then again, like Horoscopes, be vague enough to apply to a lot of people.
SP: You have the weapons.

Review: SuckerPunch

Hey. Hey internet. Guess what I saw today. Go ahead, guess.

I will wait for you.

Yeah.

That's right.



Baby let's talk SUCKERPUNCH. I will attempt to make this as nonspoilery as possible, though I cannot vouch for the comments and humbly request if anyone has anything spoilery to add plz be whitetexting it? ♥

First off what I didn't like about it, to get it out of the way: The movie has about as much exploitation as you'd expect. Seriously, just look at the costumes. The film does put a lampshade hanging on it with the characters mentioning shallow exploitative shit so at least it's self aware in that aspect. I can forgive a lot of faults in a story that acknowledges he faults are there.

That aside.

There is actually a lot less over-the-top oooohhhsexytimes moments. You are lead to believe they happen off-screen, but instead the movie cuts to GIRLS FIGHTING GIANT MECHANIZED SAMURAI or DRAGONS or ZOMBIE ROBOT NAZIS (none of these are hyperbole. They actually exist. However awesome you are imagining it, I promise you, you are not imagining awesome enough). This movie has to be the most lesbiansubtexttastic films I have seen in a while as well - there is no handsome young male lead to play love interest like most chick team action flicks. The only men in the movie are either total scumbags or not worth note. At the same time, the movie doesn't attempt to beat you over the head with the lesbian subtext. There is no ooohhhhsexytimes we're totally gonna make out cue Katy Perry (there is a brief Queen musical interlude, however). The most physical contact the girls have outside of WE'RE BATTLING TOGETHER WOO is they hug each other. It is girls (in, yes, skimpy outfits but no more so than roller derby really) bonding and fighting alongside each other. God, I ship all of the things. But especially Babydoll/Sweet Pea.

While Babydoll (Emily Browning, in the center there) is not a 100% silent protagonist, she manages to drive the story with very little speaking lines. I'm fairly certain she doesn't say a word within the first fifteen minutes. Those first fifteen minutes also manage to jam-pack an hour or more of buildup with a very artistic, very FUCKING CREEPY musical montage to (what I believe is a cover of) Annie Lennox's Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). It goes up there in the prestigious spots of one of my favorite movie openings of all time, along with X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Watchmen. Which makes sense, as Zach Snyder did Watchmen as well.

Also I have a love of Surreal Fucking Bullshit. Seriously, if you weren't aware of it, I have an unhealthy love of this. I love crazyass dream sequences especially. I want my movies to double as ART.

SuckerPunch FUCKING DELIVERS. I suspect Inception was supposed to get three crates worth of Surreal Bullshittery but instead two of the crates got lost in shipping and one arrived half-empty and they just managed to stretch it really far. Those two and a half missing crates of Surreal Bullshittery arrived at SuckerPunch by mistake and instead of forwarding them to the correct address SuckerPunch shrugged and decided to not question its good fortune and overload their movie with an overabundance of SURREAL BULLSHITTERY and I FUCKING LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT.

Now admittedly I know I have a problem with most of my media that I love in that I tend to see a deeper story that was never intended. I let my love of metaphor get away from me and I make it into something greater than it was, and I do fear that may be the case of SuckerPunch. It's entirely possible I was not watching the same movie as everyone else, but I don't care, because the movie I watched was nothing short of beautiful.