lierdumoa: (maja's way of the ninja)
Hello any fen in the NY area.

I'm with [livejournal.com profile] par_avion right now. We are trying to do some kind of fen get together tomorrow. I'm leaving early, early, early Tuesday morning. So if you have the time to spare within that window of opportunity, hit me up.

:D

Update

Aug. 9th, 2010 03:00 pm
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TV watching update:

spoilers for True Blood 3x08 )


Also, I'm finally all caught up on Leverage (I was about a season and a half behind).


Other fannish news:

Though I missed out on VVC, I did manage to do some clubbing/karaoke over the weekend. It was good times.

Inspiration finally struck on my BSG Starbuck-centric vid. I've filled in another 54 seconds of timeline. At this rate I should have a completed draft in time for my vacation.

Speaking of, I will be visiting [livejournal.com profile] par_avion later this month, which I am super excited about.


And that's about all the news I have.

Dude

Jul. 20th, 2010 08:31 pm
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So I was on Rotten Tomatoes trying to think of a movie to watch and read a curious review of Remember Me. So curious, in fact, that I then had to search google to find out what the movie's (to quote the reviewer) "borderline offensive final twist" was, exactly.

Let's just say, if I hadn't already felt completely justified for crying with laughter over that fic where Robert Pattinson has a foot fetish, I would now.

GOLD STAR, to whomever was responsible for that movie.
lierdumoa: (TV)
spoilers )

Also, I totally own the dress Lorena was wearing in this episode. It's 2009 Bebe (see here). :D Now my dress has fannish sentimental value!

FOOD POST!

Jul. 8th, 2010 07:32 pm
lierdumoa: (spicy)
Today I cooked a lot. Mainly because I did not leave the house. Aaaaaah, the life of an unemployed student.

Breakfast was a whole grain English muffin with added fiber (apparently that's the new cool thing food companies are doing, adding oat fiber to breads and pastas). I topped 1/2 of the English muffin with locally made peanut butter, raw honey and chia seeds. I used the other half of the muffin to finish off my last batch of homemade pesto. I spread the pesto onto the muffin with a butter knife, then sprinkled on this overpriced sprouted nut mix and topped it with one egg, fried over medium.

The nut mix was an impulse buy. I thought it would be good for snacking, but it turns out it tastes so salty I can only really eat it as a garnish. I suppose that will prevent me from eating it all too quickly.

For lunch I chopped and boiled some broccolini that was about to go bad (fun fact: apparently adding a dash of salt to the water helps prevent nutrients from leeching out of your vegetables) for just 3 minutes, to soften it up. I then added the broccolini to a bowl of congee (rice pudding) with roast duck (leftovers from the chinese takeout I bought the other day).

I started jonesing for something sweet, so I made vegan fudge out of raw honey, extra virgin coconut oil, raw chocolate powder, raw maca powder, cumin and cayenne pepper. I am now out of coconut oil, though I still have enough of the other ingredients for a few more batches.

I ate a little bit of the fudge along with fresh rasberries and blueberries and small glass of red wine.

For dinner, I made a new batch of pesto out of baby spinach, fresh parsley, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and powdered cayenne and white pepper. Yay for my mini-blender. I then ate (some of) the pesto with whole grain organic pasta, canned oysters, and a sprinkling of the previously mentioned overpriced nut mix.

Gooooood times.
lierdumoa: (pretentious)
WTF is this bullshit about people making sad, pathetic, SEXIST knockoffs of Mr. and Mrs. Smith?

First Katherine Heigl makes the travesty that is Killers.

Now Cameron Diaz makes yet another travesty in Knight and Day.

Seriously, how much of a douchebag does a producer/director/writer have to be to look at a movie like Mr. and Mrs. Smith and think to himself -- 'Lets replace the strong female lead with a helpless dumb blonde'?

Because no one wants to see an action/comedy with a competent female lead in a romance that's actually based on mutual respect. We all know what a terrible *failure* Mr. and Mrs. Smith was at the box office. Clearly what that movie really needed to be a success was DAMSELS AND CHAUVINISM.

NOW THERE'S A BLOCKBUSTER.

FML

Jun. 29th, 2010 05:57 pm
lierdumoa: (woe.)
Within the past five days I:

Found out I'll be missing an event I've been looking forward to for months (the date for which was only recently revealed) because it conflicts with the vacation I've already purchased plane tickets for.

Failed to submit anything to vividcon. I just wasn't happy enough with the rough draft to feel like I'd be able to have a satisfactory final draft by the deadline. Which is to say, the vid didn't really feel convention-worthy. In any case, I'll probably be posting it to my lj within the next couple weeks.

Missed a vocal lesson after getting on the wrong bus and not noticing my error until I glanced up, thinking I must be getting close to my stop, and realized I was in fact clear across the city.

Contracted a mild case of dysentery.

No, seriously. TMI ahead )Suffice it to say, I am never buying ravioli from that pizza place down the street ever again.


I went to a four hour concert on Sunday, despite the dysentery. I managed to make it through the concert, though I was clenching my buttocks very tightly on the way back to my apartment afterwards.

The concert was outdoors. I am heinously sunburned. I kind of forgot I could get sunburned. Usually I just tan and tan and tan. Then again, usually I don't go from vampire pale to Persian dark in a single sitting. Pre-sunburn, my skin actually looked paler than that of half the white people standing around me (many of whom were over-tanned themselves). Now I think my skin is in shock.

Speaking of, had a blast at the concert. Kris Allen is awesome live. He continues to be dreamy. And bouncy. And pocket sized. And God I love his voice.

Under normal circumstances I'd be annoyed to attend a concert surrounded by teen and preteen girls, but in this case it was actually nice to not be a head shorter than everyone and thus be able to see the stage. Especially with a front man as pocket sized as Kris.

No, seriously, I almost cracked up when the tech guy came out after the preceding performer to lower the mike stand by like, a foot. I almost cracked up again when Kris proceeded to sing *on his tip-toes.*

He could not be more precious if he tried.


So. Week from hell. But it did have it's high points.
lierdumoa: (subversive)
Regarding the J2 Big Bang Haiti-fail, and specifically the subject addressed in whynot's reaction post.


I don't feel there's anything I need to say about [livejournal.com profile] gatorgrrrl that hasn't already been said, but I would like to put my two cents towards certain responders to the wank, specifically those who said:
"If this has taught me anything, you shouldn't even try to write POC."
"Yup. This is definitely what I've taken away from the whole clusterfuck."

...and similar comments in that vein.


People don't find themselves at the center of epic race wanks by accident. Racist people find themselves at the center of epic race wanks because they did something preposterously racist.

People who are not racist are not afraid of being called racist. They are not afraid 1) because it is very unlikely to happen and 2) because on the off chance they are wrongly accused of being racist, they can remain secure in the knowledge that hardly anyone is taking their accuser(s) seriously.



Men do not find themselves a the center of epic rape scandals by accident. Rapists find themselves at the center of epic race scandals because they treat women heinously.

Men who do not have a rape mentality are not afraid of being called rapists. They are not afraid 1) because it is very unlikely to happen and 2) because on the off chance they are wrongly accused of being rapists, they can remain secure in the knowledge that even genuine rape victims are often not taken seriously.



People cannot catch homosexuality as though it were a contagion. Closeted homophobes are afraid of "catching gay" because they are themselves gay and hope to suppress their gay urges with obvious overcompensation.

People who are not closeted homophobes are not afraid of being called/becoming gay. They are not afraid 1) because it is very unlikely to happen and 2) because on the off chance they are wrongly assumed to be gay/discover heretofore latent homosexual urges, they are and shall remain secure in their own identity and masculinity.


No seriously. Give me another. I can do this all night.


ETA: And as [livejournal.com profile] amazonziti wisely points out in my comment thread: "They are not afraid 3) because if it turns out it's true that they have said or done something hurtful, they will be more interested in assuaging the hurt and changing their behavior than in indulging their own feelings."

Because of course we all say/do stupid hurtful shit from time to time, but (I like to believe) most of us are willing to admit to our mistakes and apologize for and learn from them, and thus manage to avoid doing anything so offensive/heinous/appalling as to start a browser crashing internet wank.

Update

Jun. 12th, 2010 02:13 pm
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So I'm job hunting again. Being a fundraiser turned out not to be for me.

At least I got to build up my shmoozing skills, which I know will come in handy later. Apparently standing on street corners asking people for money for hours at a time is a really good workout. I swear I lost two lbs in three days.

I'm giving myself a week to finish a vid before I actually jump back in to the job search, so wish me luck on that.
lierdumoa: (Default)
Tuesday I....
- hung out with a friend
- went to a Massive Attack concert with said friend (awesome!)
- ate way too many bagel chips dipped in cream cheese
- discovered two awesome musical artists, Martina Topley-Bird and Pomplamoose

Wednesday I....
- had a savory crepe and blintz (pastry filled with cheese) for breakfast
- SUFFERED from cheese overload (lactose intolerance is no laughing matter; except in the sense that it is actually excellent fart joke material)
- went to a job interview and rocked it in spite of horrible stomach ache
- finished reading Less Than Zero and went to bed feeling deeply traumatized

Thursday I....
- CONTINUED TO SUFFER -- never again, oh my God.

Friday I....
- finally expelled the evil cheese from my system after two days of gas, bloating and constipation
- GOT THE JOB. YEAH, BITCHES! I HAVE A JOB! MY FIRST REAL JOB. (I start on the 7th)
- celebrated with dinner and a movie: Prince of Persia (epic race fail; Jake Gyllenhaal was not shirtless nearly often enough for my taste, but at least it was less lame than Percy Jackson)

Saturday I....
- took a nice walk on the beach, and to the store, and back home
- read fic and procrastinated

Sunday I....
- read fic and procrastinated
- spent an hour cleaning house (six more hours and my house might actually be clean, but hey, it's a start)

Today I....
- spent two hours looking for the stud to a piercing I need to get re-pierced, before giving up
- bought some much needed t-shirts
- browsed through a business oriented book on songwriting
- started reading Sarah Rees Brennan's latest book

....in case you were interested.
lierdumoa: (Default)
So it turns out even if I did get off the wait list, I can't make it. It turns there's a conflict with the summer course I'm taking. VVC falls right smack in the middle of finals week.

::WOE::

However I do still intend to submit at least one, hopefully more than one new vid, and one of my older vids will be popping up in one of the themed vid shows.

I'll miss you guys!

Update

May. 21st, 2010 01:29 pm
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I'm number 8 on the VVC waitlist. Cross your fingers for me!

I will be opening an Etsy store within a month, selling colorful jewelry made out of handwoven leather cord, price range: $15-$45. I'll be posting the link in a f-locked post once the store opens. Alternatively, you can leave me a comment in this post and I'll send you the info directly.

Kris Allen is coming to my city next month! FREE concert in Golden Gate Park! WHEEEEEEEeeeeee!

Happy Friday, everyone.

:D
lierdumoa: (Default)
This week was interesting.

I gave myself food poisoning. I'm not sure of the exact culprit. I woke up in the middle of the night between Saturday and Sunday with a terrible headache, a horrible stomach ache and the shakes. I curled up into the fetal position and eventually got some sleep. The diarrhea hit around 8:30 AM, along with all the body soreness from my rigorous workout the previous day. I stayed in bed till about 3:00 in the afternoon, dosing off and then waking up whenever I needed to shift position (I wasn't moving in my sleep like I usually do because of the workout soreness) and occasionally getting up to pick at stomach friendly food or take more fun trips to the toilet.

The diarrhea cleared up early yesterday afternoon. I even managed to get out of the house and get some fresh air yesterday evening. My stomach is still feeling iffy, though, even today. At least there was no nausea/vomiting.


In other news, I've been planning vids for VVC.

This year is going to be the year of crack for me, I think. I'm going to try to make a few of my million and one movie vid ideas that I haven't gotten around to making.

Avatar (LKBV crack)
Sweeney Todd (twistedly funny crack)
Wall-E (cute crack)
Shawshank Redemption (not-sure-I-can-pull-this-off crack)
Perfume (only-three-people-saw-this-movie-so-why-bother crack)
Ravenous (more only-three-people-saw-this-movie-so-why-bother crack)
Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy (experimental/artsy crack)
Lord of the Rings trilogy (this-fandom-is-dead crack)
Twilight trilogy(I-should-probably-wait-for-the-third-movie-to-come-out crack)

Of course, I wouldn't want to give everything a way. I have a few more ideas up my sleeve, which I'm keeping secret for the time being.


I made raw vegan fudge on Thursday. 3/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, 3/4 cup raw honey, 1 cup raw cacao powder, 2 tbsp cayenne pepper. I made it using a janky double boiler I put together with household appliances (raw honey and virgin coconut oil are both too thick/solid to mix at room temperature). Next time I'll get a thermometer so I can regulate the temperature better (you don't want to heat it past 130° F, which is the temperature inside a beehive).

I used fancy Australian active UMF16+ manuka honey. The flavor is kind of ... intense. Personally I love how the fudge turned out, but I think for some people it might be an acquired taste. If I were making it for other people, I'd use a tamer tasting honey and leave out the cayenne pepper, and maybe put in some vanilla extract.

For my next batch I'm going to try different additives, like maca powder or turmeric. I might also try stirring in some chopped nuts or dried fruit.
lierdumoa: (unbeta'd)
I was image searching on google for pictures of belly buttons when I traumatized myself (yeah, I know—that's what I get for googing navels).

And, because I'm such a good friend, I'm spreading the trauma around.

you probably don't want to see what's beneath this cut, but if you're like me, you won't be able to resist looking )

I was going to post about the bread pudding I made for breakfast today. Something tells me this is the wrong journal entry for a food recipe.
lierdumoa: (lj is crack)
So I had a bizarre dream about Adam Lambert last night.

We were texting. He was telling me about some kick ass Tank Girl themed party I needed to go to. And then I realized he was on the bed with me, only the bed was giant, and we were wearing pajamas and there was this very strong preteen-girl-sleepover vibe going on. So I turned to him and was like "why are we texting? We're dorks." And then we were chatting and cuddling platonically and after a while I decided I wanted to go to sleep and moved away from him.

And then he pulled me back into him and I was yelling, "Let go of me, Lambert. I AM NOT A HOT WATER BOTTLE."

And then I woke up.


I feel like I've reached new heights of lame here. Instead of a getting a nice hot sex dream where I'm in a sweaty threesome with the Allens I dream about Lambert and me being giggly bff's.
lierdumoa: (thug life)
Title: Pomp & Circumstance
Fandom: AI8 RPS
Character/Pairing: Kris/Adam
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Kris helps Adam with his hair. Hijinks threaten to ensue. Set during the time in which they were roommates, based off of this live interview. 1,109 words.
Disclaimer: This is mostly fabrication. Please do not sue.
Warning: blue balls, both metaphorical and literal
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] kradam_kiss.

read it: at the comm
lierdumoa: (role model)
So I had to have my left nipple stud taken out Wednesday. It was migrating. I distinctly remember the right stud hurting more than the left going in, so I suspect the reason the left rejected and not the right is that the left piercing wasn't quite deep enough in the first place. In any case, it's on its way to closing back up now, and in a couple months I should be able to get it re-pierced.

And now that I have posted this I am of course picturing you all wincing and clutching your bosoms in empathy. Well, mostly just clutching your bosoms—in my imagination I'm not really paying much attention to your faces.

A girl must find her amusements where she can.


So I've caught up on Merlin series 2.

It's come to my attention that Merlin fandom is terrible at naming things. I'm not just talking about fic, though most of the fanfiction in the fandom is given depressingly unoriginal titles. I'm talking about the fanon nicknames every other fandom I've been in has come up with to mock it's beloved characters. In Smallville we had LionEL and Lana-Fu. In Avatar: The Last Airbender we had Crazula and Penislord Ozai. In Torchwood we had Zombie!Owen. In American Idol RPS we have The Gay Alien from Planet Fierce. In SPN we have the Metallicar. In SPNRPS we named Jared's cock.

That is to say, if you Merlin fen weren't lying down on the job, Uther Pendragon would have assumed his rightful name of King Trollfucker the instant he ... what was that he did again?

Oh right—had sex with a troll.

And that is all I have to say about that.


Jogging is so much easier on a treadmill. I felt so in shape running for 20 minutes without stopping on my dad's treadmill over break, and now that I'm on a jogging path I'm back to feeling like a complete novice who can't go five minutes without panting like I'm dying.


Yes, you are correct in assuming this post has a point.

Update

Jan. 6th, 2010 02:46 pm
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Hello all. Long time no post.

Fannishly: Reading a lot of AI slash, both s8 and s7. Also reading Merlin and the occasional SPN/SPNRPS fic. Currently writing a short AI8 fic I hope to finish in time for the [livejournal.com profile] kradam_kiss deadline. Also planning to finish my BSG Starbuck vid for the [livejournal.com profile] escapade_con vid show. And change my journal layout for the love of God.

I got a lot of exercise in over the holiday. It's the one benefit of being trapped for two weeks in Middle-of-Nowhere, CA with my dysfunctional family, no driver's license, and no wifi. The easiest method for escape turned out to be "I'm taking a walk."

Thus I spent my holiday walking/jogging an average of two hours a day, sleeping an average of twelve hours a day, and eating for the remainder. Sometimes I walked and ate simultaneously. And I managed not to gain any weight, so basically my metabolism is crazy high right now. Hopefully I can keep it that way.

My new years resolutions are as follows:

1. Learn guitar and finish all my unfinished song projects.
2. Get my artwork into my university's annual gallery show.
3. Get a part time job, if not in the spring, then definitely over the summer.
4. Spend less.
5. Party more.
6. Get laid (you do not even want to know how long it's been since that last happened).
7. Exercise more and eat more vegetables.

PSA

Dec. 1st, 2009 04:07 pm
lierdumoa: (TV)
Anyone who had problems downloading my vids or anything else hosted on my website should know that the website is back up! I apologize for the inconvenience.

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