lierdumoa: (Default)
2012-06-19 01:49 pm


I got a tumblr. And I actually seem to be using my tumblr! So if you want to see me doing fannish things, you might want to check out my tumblr.

Expect lots of Teen Wolf and Avengers squee, bad jokes that stopped being funny 6 years ago and occasional multifannish things.

I also have an Avengers fic in the works.

I'm also planning a series of cracked out themed fanfiction recs lists based on obscure tropes whose names I made up.
lierdumoa: (writing)
2012-01-17 10:09 am
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Please, Please, Please Father Christmas

It would truly make my life if Sherlock's spoiler cut ) somehow involved Benedict Cumberbatch being ginger haired with ferocious mutton chops. Yes, ferocious.

Also, a hoodie. I don't know why, I just really want to see him in a hoodie. Possibly for the lols.

I was writing this meta-fic. My meta has now been Kripked by the show in rather spectacular fashion. But fear not. I now have NEW META to replace the now redundant old meta and possibly an actual plot for my story that will no doubt be seen by four people and never completed.

Don't get too excited. I'm not great with plot. It's less of a "fancy new storyline with twists" kind of plot and more of a "series of canon-adjacent deleted scenes that together create a romantic subplot" kind of plot—or as I like to refer to it: "...meanwhile, in Irene Adler's crotch...."

And oh, hey, I'm on dreamwidth now.
lierdumoa: (subversive)
2011-12-31 08:59 pm
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I declare it Awkward Fannish Metaphors Day

My observations as a fannish lurker, pulled from various conversations and a few older lj posts. I figured I'd put them all in one place.

[describing Thor in Thor] He's like a Viking version of The Tick.


[describing BBC's Sherlock] This is the most epic love story I've seen since I first watched The Fast and the Furious.

[describing Hailee Steinfield in True Grit] Imagine Benton Fraser as a thirteen year old girl in the old west, with no Ray.

[describing The Proposal] It's every work of Devil Wears Prada fanfiction ever. Only het.

[describing the Twilight movies] This is what True Blood would be like if it actually took itself seriously.

[describing Russel Edgington in True Blood] He's the villain from Pixar's Up!, complete with army of sentient canines.

[describing Jim Ellison in The Sentinel] He's the gay man's John McClane, complete with receding hairline and spunky, curly haired wife.

I'm working on some multifandom fic rec posts, for my own amusement. My favorite "dialogue/monologue/textual communication under the influence of alcohol/drugs" fic. My favorite "secretly the town bicycle" fic (it's like "secretly a virgin" fic only, you know, the exact opposite of that). My favorite "endearingly hapless creepy stalker" fic. My favorite "surprise alien/magical vagina" fic (not to be confused with genderswap). My favorite "preposterous superpower" AU's. My favorite supermodel AU's. I'm sure I could think of more, but I do want to post this journal entry at some point.

Happy New Year's Eve, y'all.
lierdumoa: (breasteses)
2011-11-16 09:02 pm
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So I think I passed Genevieve Padalecki in the street today. It was by the big Macy's in downtown San Francisco. I didn't get to confirm, just stood there blinking for a few seconds, then kept walking.

If it was her, then my god that woman is *tiny.*
lierdumoa: (Score!)
2011-10-15 12:49 am
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You have no idea how ironic my icon is

Life goes well!

I saw Electric Six in concert! And let me tell you all about the fire at that disco. Ended up taking a very, very pretty (and adorably geeky) Australian tourist to bed. Insert "down under" joke here. Oh, the pale blue green of his eyes. The delicate pink flush of his penis. Like making out with an oil painting. A warm, naked oil painting. And he gave me a massage. It was like it was my birthday or something.


Also, I bought myself a kick-ass halloween costume this year. I ended up using it for work. In fact, now that I think about it, I might actually be able to write it off my taxes. I do enjoy my job. I really, really do.

I've decided to henceforth stick to birthday resolutions and forget about New Year's resolutions. It turns out I actually end up accomplishing my birthday resolutions, and I'm really not up for achieving anything after I've just gone through the trauma of the holidays.

Still don't have a vidding machine. I need to get on that because I found the *perfect* song for an Avatar vid.

Saw The Dead with [ profile] kuwdora and her fan friend. It was kind of amazing. I highly recommend to any zombie lover. I then extracted from her a promise that we would get drunk and see In Time as soon as it came out in theaters. WATCH THE TRAILER YOU GUYZ. And then you will understand my insistence both that we see the movie in theaters and that we not be sober at the time.

It's possible I'll just have to make this a rule every time I see an Amanda Seyfried movie. I mean, it's the only way I made it through Red Riding Hood. Seriously, that movie had Gary Oldman *and* Michael Shanks DanielJackson. Who of course dies. Like DanielJackson does. At least, I think he dies. Did I mention I was drunk when I saw this movie?

I'm really not a lush, I swear.

Also, I may or may not be dating. Platonic dating with possible option for future romantic upgrade? She mentioned an ex boyfriend (straight?) and how she considered majoring in queer studies (bi?). Either way it means I'm hanging out with a smart gorgeous redhead so, go me.

Now I just need to figure out how to cut loose that guy I inadvertently tricked into thinking I was a nice girl. [ profile] permetaform, stop laughing.

It's an interesting change, actually having a sex life.

Also, I may have, uhm, inhaled all episodes of the new Hawaii Five-0. It reminds me of SGA, being that it is also a show made by fans of genre shows from the 70's with no small degree of irreverent fannish glee. Granted it's a completely different genre. Though bizarrely, since both shows feature characters in the military, I had the surreal experience of reading slash that brings up DADT for the first time since SGA.

Perhaps even more surreal was reading slash fic about the overturning of DADT for the first time since DADT was actually overturned in reality.

The world, she is a-changin'.

I need a new mood theme. Suggestions, anyone?
lierdumoa: (lj is crack)
2011-08-18 06:01 pm
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Dude. When I opened up LJ it asked me if I wanted to restore from saved draft. This was the saved draft: Read more... )

I am laughing so hard at myself right now.

Vividcon was awesome. I'd say I'm going to post a full con report, but I think we all know by now how terrible I am at finishing things.

There was lots of crying. For various reasons. Namely, Sandy, Sandy, that fucking dog vid, Sandy, the UP vid, Sandy.

I discovered [ profile] kuwdora has been living in my city THIS WHOLE TIME and I had NO IDEA.

Saw that X-Men movie. Read all the Alex/Armando fic I could find. Am annoyed that I did not find more. Back to reading Sherlock fic.

Speaking of, met lots of shiny Sherlock fen. Even found a beta. Still in need of a britpicker, tho.

My laptop did the bluescreen of death today. Apparently I no longer have permission to run explorer.exe (also known as, you know, the interface). I can still turn it on, but only in safe mode. I have no idea to work the command line, but I know ctrl+alt+Del, so I can open programs via the task manager, but I can't access the internet. Luckily I can also transfer files to a flash drive via the task manager, and I have a backup computer. Actually my backup computer is nicer than my laptop. But it's a desktop, so I can't use it to read fic in bed, hence I practically never turn it on.

Anyway, my laptop is still under warranty, so it's all good.

Note, this backup desktop is the 3 year old Mac my parents gave me when they upgraded to a newer model, not to be confused with my 8 year old Dell with the defunct sound card and monitor that only displays the color orange. I'll be vidding on it (the Mac) as soon as I can make it run Windows (because I'm not restarting my four nearly finished vid projects from scratch in FCP if I can help it).
lierdumoa: (Batman!)
2011-05-09 10:03 am
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2011-04-26 12:18 am
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(no subject)

So I got caught up reading GoT comment threads on [ profile] ohnotheydidnt. I know, I know, why do I do this myself?

Anyway, I read some interesting fan viewpoints on the Daenerys/Drogo scenes in the first two episodes.

WARNING: Discussion of Non-Consensual Sex )

In conclusion, having watched two episodes, I don't think this show is particularly misogynist. It could perhaps be considered gratuitously graphic, but then, so was Germinal. I do think it's pretty racist, but that's a discussion for another day.
lierdumoa: (lj is crack)
2011-04-25 06:52 pm
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Progress! And new tee veeeee!

BSG vid draft has been sent off to beta. I am so fail. I did two system restores before I finally figured out that the reason my computer was freaking out was because I was trying to vid with only 2.5 GB of free space. But hey! I still got the draft finished!


I'm watching Game of Thrones.

spoilers for first 2 episodes )

Apparently this fandom has a kickass food blog. Now I kind of want to have fannish viewing parties solely for the excuse it provides to eat "medieval quails drowned in butter" and drink mead.

Seriously, though. Who else on my f-list is watching this show?
lierdumoa: (Default)
2011-04-19 11:48 am


I'm making actual progress on the music writing front. YEY ME! Planning on putting out a 5 song demo by June 15.

In other news.

Have discovered new benefit to being tiny. Cheap underwearz. Gap girls' XXL panties fall about midway between women's S and women's XS, making them exactly my size. And they beat even the clearance prices of their adult counterparts. And occasionally they come in 7 packs with the days of the week on them—Sheldon Cooper would approve.

Most of my other cost saving measures are in the kitchen. This week: homemade nut milks. The concept is simple. Put nuts in a blender. Add water. Blend. Strain. For particularly hard nuts, soak overnight. Yesterday I tried this with some black sesame seeds I'd bought in bulk. The high oil content made for a very rich and creamy end product. Bonus—straining left behind a nice seed paste I can use to make tahini. I have a butt-load of uneaten peanuts, so I'm trying that next.

FYI: using raw chocolate powder instead of Dutch processed cocoa powder results in a more bitter end product. More sugar must be added to compensate. It took me two failed brownie batches to figure this out. Well, not failed, really. People still ate them.

Drive-by Movie Reviews:

Hanna—what it lacks in story and character development it makes up for in BADASS.

Your Highness—funnier than I expected. In that vulgar, moderately offensive teenaged boy way. Lots of naked boobies. Natalie Portman has fun with some truly creative revenge fantasy monologues.

Hop—mostly sucked. Do not recommend. And I'm usually pretty easy to please when it comes to kids movies. I mean, I even enjoyed The Toothfairy.
lierdumoa: (Score!)
2011-04-08 07:05 pm
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Breaking News

So Dwayne Johnson has joined the Fast and the Furious franchise. I can't even tell what the plot is supposed to be beyond, "Brian O'Connor reunites with all his exes. Metaphorical orgy ensues." Perhaps better summarized as, "Brian O'Connor finds himself caught between The Rock and a hard place."

Yes, I just made that horrible pun.

lierdumoa: (role model)
2011-04-04 08:22 pm
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Vidding, Vidding,Vidding

So I've got this computer that's old as dust. It's my vidding computer. I made all my vids on it. Yes, that's right, I've had this computer for 7+ years. And it's a DELL. Thanks to my having tech savvy friends this computer has lived long, long past its expected shelf life, but it's time for it to go.

My dad has been kind enough to pass me down his very nice less than 3 year old Mac, which will no doubt make a very fine replacement. No, I have no intention of becoming a mac vidder -- I'll be installing XP on it. I've tried Final Cut Pro. I like Premiere and my stockpile of open source software better.

But before I get rid of the dinosaur I have to finish two vid projects. So cross your fingers for me guys. Half an hour in and I've already had to do a system restore because no audio was transmitting to my headphones.

But OMG!

You don't know how awesome it's going to be vidding on a (relatively) new computer. I'll be able to complete a vid without Premiere crashing over 70 times. You don't know how much I wish that statistic was exaggerated.

In other news:

I resisting the urge to make an Uther Pendragon/Troll Queen vid to "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri and re-title it "Jar of Farts."

It's probably a good thing I didn't give into temptation and outbid [ profile] mpoetess for Cappy in the VVC auction.

Y'all dodged a bullet, there.

I'm also resisting the urge to procure Smallville mpreg vids for my constructed reality vidshow. Yes, there's more than one. SOMEONE TALK ME OUT OF THIS RIGHT NOW. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH PAIN I CAN INFLICT IN THREE QUARTERS OF AN HOUR.
lierdumoa: (Score!)
2011-03-30 03:04 am
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My VVC panel/vidshow proposal was approved!!! YAAAAAAY!!!

I've been wanting to do this panel for years and years, but I somehow kept missing my window or not having money to attend or some other issue that resulted in this panel not happening.

The subject of my panel/vidshow is constructed reality. Fanfiction for the visual storyteller. That type of thing.

I know most of what I'm putting in the show, but I would like a few recommendations for constructed reality vids that have come out more recently, say within the past year. I'd prefer recommendations be for vids that have an actual plot, and aren't just straight (heh) softcore porn. I already know plenty of vids like that. Not that I think people would necessarily *object* to a vidshow made up entirely of softcore porn, but I'd like to have a little variety to work with for when I'm leading the panel discussion. ;)
lierdumoa: (Score!)
2011-03-18 07:24 pm
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Vid Ideas: Free to a Good Home!


Battlestar: Galactica - Laura Roslin; "Leave It Open" by Kate Bush
"Harm is in us/Harm in us and power to arm"

Battlestar: Galactica - Gaius Baltar POV, Baltar/Caprica 6 "These Things" by She Wants Revenge
"I'm not a bad man/I'm just overwhelmed"

Dirt - Lucy Spiller POV, telling it like it is; "Hooker With a Penis" by TOOL
"All you know about me's what I sold ya"

Dr. Who - "Cinderella Man" by Eminem
"If I had a time machine..."

Farscape - Scorpius POV of John Crichton; "John the Revelator" by Depeche Mode
"And who's that shouting, 'John the Revelator!'/All he ever gives us is pain"

Smallville - Lex POV to start, switching to Clark POV; "Grenade" by Bruno Mars (this one's a little bit of an LKBV)
"Shoulda known you was trouble from the first kiss"

Stargate: Atlantis - Elizabeth Weir; "The Wrong Band" by Tori Amos
"And there's something believing in her voice"

Stargate: Atlantis - building of the TEAM; "Land Down Under" by Men at Work
"You better run/You better take cover"

Supernatural - Starts off Dean POV, then switches to Season 6 Sam POV @ the end; "Community Property" by Steel Panthers
"If suddenly you were a dude, I'd be suddenly gay"

Supernatural - Dean/Castiel, Dean POV; "Missonary Man" by The Eurythmics
"You can fool with your brother/But don't mess with a missionary man"


3:10 to Yuma - Everyone's just waiting for the train to come. Some longer than others; "Kissy, Kissy" by The Kills
"It's been a long time coming"

Batman: The Dark Knight - Joker POV; "The Contest (To Shave-a Da Face)" performed by Sacha Baron Cohen in the Sweeney Todd OST
"For if-a you slip/You nick da skin/You clip-a da chin/You rip-a da lip a bit beyond-a repair"

Black Swan - Repression is bad; "Showbiz" by Muse
"Pushing us into self-destruction"

Perfume - dead girl's POV; "Father Lucifer" by Tori Amos
"Tell me that you're still in love with that milkmaid"

Perfume - omniscient/killer's POV; "Pepper" by Butthole Surfers
"I can taste you on my lips and smell you in my clothes"

Twilight - "Stay" by Michelle Featherstone
"If I shackled your feet/So you couldn't leave/Would you try and run?"

Also, new icon! (source)

Why yes, I am coming to VVC.
lierdumoa: (they found Nemo)
2011-03-14 01:38 am
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Delicious, Delicious Bivalves

I made this to be a dipping sauce for fresh oysters.

4 tbsp finely chopped basil (blender can be used in lieu of chopping)
2 tbsp horseradish sauce/paste (preferably the kind without artificial preservatives or hfcs)
2 tbsp Parmesan (freshly grated, if possible)
1 heaping tbsp honey
salt to taste

Sauce can be thinned out by adding fresh lemon/lime juice. Makes enough for 5 to 7 oysters depending on the size. Simply double or triple the proportions if you're making for multiple people.

Feeling extra fancy? Skip the salt and garnish with caviar.


Don't have/like fresh oysters? Try drizzling on raw mussles and then baking. 10 min @ 375° should just about do it.
lierdumoa: (Default)
2011-03-14 12:52 am
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Sometimes, I'm a terrible person.

Wherein [ profile] permetaform and I laugh at cripples (so to speak):

[ profile] lierdumoa: Dude, you have to see this ad. Over half the commercial is made up of horrifying medical disclaimers. You keep expecting it to be a spoof on pharmaceutical commercials, but no. It's actually a real ad.
[ profile] lierdumoa: LINK
[pause for commercial break]
[ profile] permetaform: Wooooow.
[ profile] lierdumoa: Sudden death? Sores? WTF is this, AIDS in a bottle?
[ profile] permetaform: [googles]
[ profile] permetaform: Apparently, rheumatoid arthiritis is basically having an overactive immune system, so the drugs for it are immunosuppressants. So ... yes. AIDS in a bottle.
[ profile] lierdumoa: ...huh. That...huh.
[ profile] lierdumoa: Okay if I were that desperate, though, I still wouldn't take this drug. I'd be like, "Screw that. I'm having high risk sex instead."
[ profile] permetaform: Yeah, why put up with a series of injections when instead you could—
[ profile] lierdumoa: —put up with a series of injections?
[ profile] lierdumoa: ::snickers::

In other news, I'm following this completely amazing au crackfic on [ profile] kinkme_merlin. It has the best drunk dialogue/representation of drunk characters I have ever come across in a work of fanfiction. I literally laughed until I cried. But that detail is merely a footnote in this epic, hijinks-filled tale of romance in the modern age.

I'd quote something, but I don't want to spoil any of the story, so instead I'm going to give you a technically accurate yet completely misleading summary: Merlin starts up an anonymous online relationship. He has no idea that his internet crush is in fact his celebrity crush, famous actor Arthur Pendragon. Arthur's been keeping his homosexuality carefully concealed behind the virtual closet doors of gay online forums. What happens when Arthur stops being so careful?

lierdumoa: (lj is crack)
2011-01-03 12:18 am
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Kyle Schmid!

Gina Bellman!


And possibly my favorite fanfic pwp premise come to life.

Okay, so you know the movie where one guy seems to be looking another guy up and down and practically sniffing him? And then after some ambiguously flirtatious dialogue the guy will slip away and we with our slash goggles will think, "he totally just left the room to go jerk off." And then his sister comes out and it turns out that she's the "real" love interest and we sigh in disappointment because our slash goggles have just been slapped right off our faces?






lierdumoa: (role model)
2011-01-01 03:26 am
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So OMG. I had an adventure -- an ADVENTURE -- tonight.

I got me and my girlfriend tickets to a Dresden Dolls (& Pomplamoose) concert tonight. Which, omg yay, I actually got to make out with someone when the clock struck twelve on Jan 1 this time around! Only, I almost didn't make it in. See, I've never gone to a concert on a national holiday before. Ergo I failed to realize that even the 24 hour Kinko's is closed at 7pm on New Year's Eve and had nowhere to print tickets.

Luckily one of my girlfriend's friends (let's call him Tom), who we randomly ran in to outside the concert hall, made the suggestion that we go to youth hostel and beg to use their printer. This concert was in a shady enough part of town that there were in fact three youth hostels within walking distance and we got the 2nd one to let us use their printer. Tom pretended to be a hapless tourist to get us in the door. I got through printing the first of two tickets when the printer ran out of toner. Luckily there was a backup printer, which was also running out of toner, but after fiddling with some settings I managed to eke out a decent print of ticket #2.

But where was I? Oh yes. The concert.

The set list finished quicker than expected so our performers threw in a few bonus songs. Much drinking and dancing and making out took place. The lead singer went up into the balcony seats to sing a song and sexually harass a few audience members (all in good fun, of course). All in all, it was a fabulous concert experience.


So as you may or may not know, the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls is Amanda Palmer, and Amanda Palmer is married to Neil Gaiman.

Picture this. It's the end of the night. The encore is over, the lights have come back on, it's time to go home. Neil Gaiman and some guest performers from the concert are just, like, chillin' in this reserved area by the door as we're heading out. He walks out of the reserved area right onto the path where I'm about to exit. I of course jump on the opportunity and turn to him saying, "Mr. Gaiman! I'm a huge fan! Is it all right if I take a picture with you?"

So I'm standing there with Neil Gaiman's arm around me and my arm around him expecting my girlfriend to take a picture. Only apparently she didn't realize I meant *her* camera. So I'm standing there like a retard with my arm around Neil Gaiman waiting quite a bit longer-than-is-socially-acceptable for her to pull out her phone, turn on the camera and hand it over to Tom so he can take the picture.

Tom, after some confusion, takes a picture so blurry and distorted I'm half expecting to recieve a phonecall when I get home telling me I'm going to die in seven days. And then Neil Gaiman, ever the gentleman, bids me goodbye, kisses me on the cheek and walks off.




How was your New Year's Eve?
lierdumoa: (Default)
2010-10-03 11:26 pm
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So apparently my new haircut is magic.

By which I mean, ever since I got it, my sex life has been improving by leaps and bounds. Like, without any effort on my part whatsoever. I don't even have to hit on people. Which is good. Because I'm antisocial and I hate having to be the one making overtures. First the threesome. Then, tonight I met a guy I liked enough to make out with for ~20 minutes. I would have taken him home with me, but I have to get up super early tomorrow morning, and (possibly for the first time in my life) I'm not sex-deprived enough that I'm willing to give up sleep.

My running is improving by leaps and bounds. I did a charity run for colon cancer this morning. I saw a sign advertising the event yesterday night and thought, 'hey, if I wake up early enough tomorrow morning, I might as well participate.' It turned out I did wake up early enough. I wasn't sure I'd be able to run the whole 4 miles, but it turns out not only did I run the full 4 miles, but my average speed was much faster than I thought (4 miles in 00:40:20). I came in 170th (there were over 1000 people participating; the event was for both runners and walkers). I got a goodybag. And an over-sized t-shirt (sometimes it's annoying being 5 ft tall and tiny.)

Fun fact I learned today: colorectal cancer gets considerably less government funding than breast cancer despite the fact that it kills more people than breast cancer and HIV combined.

After the charity run, I got to enjoy the last day of a 3 day bluegrass festival. I came by myself, but managed to make some friends after I got there (including the dude I made out with for 20 minutes). I arrived too late to catch the Indigo Girls, but I did get to hear the last couple songs performed by Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, the entire Roseanne Cash set, the last half of the performance by The Dell McCoury Band and the entire Emmylou(sp?) Harris set. And the food was awesome (if somewhat overpriced).

Here's some food news worth checking out:

Should you buy organic produce? Not necessarily. The above guides explain which types of produce are safe to buy cheap and which have dangerously high pesticide levels and therefore should be purchased organic. It's best to avoid produce with a pesticide score > 28.

And for the love of God, never, ever buy non-organically grown celery. It's practically more pesticide than it is vegetable.
lierdumoa: (breasteses)
2010-09-17 03:54 pm
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So, like, Patrick Stump







I could say something cynical about him giving into entertainment industry beauty standards or something but I'm not sure I can phrase the words properly around all the drool that just came out of my mouth. Oh God, he's so pretty it's kind of hurting me to look at him.