gamma_orionis: Image of Esther from "Orphan".  Text reads "I'm a homicidal manic.  They look just like everyone else". (Homicidal Maniac)
Gamma is sick.

Stomach flu, I think.

Here, have a gif of Ginny and Parvati dancing.



Maybe it's just that the sickness has messed with my head, but I could watch that for hours.
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So, I was reading [community profile] fandomsecrets today and there was a secret about thinking that it's plagiarism/theft for a fanfiction writer to write something about fanart without the artist's permission is near enough to theft. So now I'm curious: what do you guys think about this? Do you think that fans (who are borrowing from an original creator) have a right to say that nothing can be borrowed from them? Or borrowed only with personal permission? What do you think about people borrowing things from your work? Are you in favour of having transformative works created based on your stuff, or not?

I know that I personally squee like a little idiot whenever someone creates something based on something I wrote (one of the reasons I love big bangs so much), so I'm curious to hear your thoughts :)

Also, tumblr rec time! [tumblr.com profile] simplypotterheads is a new Harry Potter tumblr and there's LOTS OF NIFTINESS GOING ON THERE, GUYS; YOU KNOW HOW GAMMA LOVES NIFTINESS.  Also, it's doing Slytherin-themed posts right now, so lots of Slytherin things!  

Oh hey, also, Gamma has a tumblr question: Why is there an option to "ignore" a user?  Does this serve some function that just unfollowing them won't?  Anyone here who knows tumblr better than me...?

GUYS.

Jan. 26th, 2013 06:14 pm
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 My dad just bought me and my brother a pet mouse.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS.

But I'm excited!

If the mouse is male, we're naming it Hamlet, and if it's female, we're naming it Nancy.

PROPER UPDATE TO MY LIFE TO COME LATER.
gamma_orionis: Image of Esther from "Orphan".  Text reads "I'm a homicidal manic.  They look just like everyone else". (Homicidal Maniac)
First off, I'm now done the first semester of my last year in high school (thank GOD, finally!) and aside from, ahem, forgetting to hand in a few psych assignments (and, um, one or two English assignments <.< >.>) I think everything went okay. I've spent the last two weeks running around trying to do damage control (read: hand in the more important assignments for those classes), but now I'll finally be able to get caught up with gifting/reading/reviewing/posting/etc. YAY!

Now, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to anyone and everyone who voted in [livejournal.com profile] hpfanficfanpoll, because results went up today, and...







I'm so excited that "Her Lips Were Sweet" won first place - weirded out too, I'll admit! :D I popped "Her Lips Were Sweet" off in about twenty minutes for a femmeslash competition, and this is now the second award it's won (third, in a way, since one of the awards it won had two different tiers...). Odd xD No complaints, though! And I issue enormous congratulations to everyone else whose work was nominated and/or placed in the awards! :D

NOW LOOK LOOK AT THE PRETTY THING [livejournal.com profile] flyingharmony MADE FOR ME!!!

There's something extra-special about Crucible-themed gifts that just makes me grin extra-wide (not that HP gifts don't make me grin extra-wide, of course!) Also, DAMN, Daniel Day-Lewis is just mmmmm! I totally get why Abigail would go about killing half the village for him ;)

Claiming at [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine is open! There are a lot of really amazing prompts ready to be claimed - every conceivable pairing, plus lots of "any" ones. Go here for the prompt list/claiming post!

[livejournal.com profile] femmefest still needs more participants - it makes Gamma sad to see so few people signing up for such an awesome exchange. I will never understand why femmeslash is so underrepresented, but y'all should help fix that ;) (It makes me very happy to see so many people on my f'list signed up already, by the way - I hope I get to write for one of you!)

Posting is on for the winter fest at [livejournal.com profile] rarepair_shorts, and SOMEONE WROTE ME LUCIUS/ALICE HOW DO I EVEN EXPRESS MY HAPPINESS?  Lucius/Alice is one of the absolute rarest pairings of the many rare pairings that I ship - by which I mean that up until now, exactly no one except me (to my knowledge) ever written a real romance involving them.  NO ONE.  It's here and you should all read it :)  (Also, I bet none of you can guess what I wrote for the exchange... *giggles*).  I'm going to go through and try to read them all later...

So, how are you all?  
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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a happy New Year ♥ My first day of 2013 was horribly marred by the worst menstrual cramps I've ever had in my life, but I suppose things could be worse... ah, well.

Also, I've made the default tiny icon for my journal a tiny little Bellatrix :) I would be using it as my own userhead, except that I don't think I can, either because I'm not paying for this account in any way at all, or because I'm not very bright. But yeah... you're all little Bellatrixes now.

I'm trying to resist the urge to do a gazillion memes in the new year because I actually want to do productive things instead... but...

2012 in Fandom Overview )

:D

Dec. 28th, 2012 08:54 pm
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YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THIS A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY FOR ME :)

First off, huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] icicle33, [livejournal.com profile] kitty_fic, [livejournal.com profile] evening12 and [livejournal.com profile] nearlyconsciousfor the v-gifts! And equally huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dexstarr, [livejournal.com profile] bellariddle, [livejournal.com profile] storminmay, [livejournal.com profile] y3llowdaisi3s and [livejournal.com profile] gothrockrulz for birthday wishes! I ♥ you all!


The Original Horcrux wrote me a Draco/Luna fic that I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow to read because I'm dying of tiredness, HedwigBlack wrote Rodolphus/Narcissa smut for me, and Someone aka Me continued her Rodolphus/Rabastan story :D BEST GIFTS EVER <333

Thank you ALL for making this such a wonderful year for me!

...and also here's a meme I snitched from [livejournal.com profile] flyingharmony

Pick one character from ANY fandom that I remind you of and comment to let me know! If you want to explain why, that's even better! And don't be afraid to be completely honest! I'm curious to see how others see me.


Answer as one last brief birthday gift for me? ;)
gamma_orionis: Image of Esther from "Orphan".  Text reads "I'm a homicidal manic.  They look just like everyone else". (Homicidal Maniac)
Hi all! Today was my last day of school before the holiday break, so yay for that. *Relaxes onto bed*

I sent in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide last night and I'm consumed with anxiety that the recipient won't like it D:

I went out and bought nail polish for myself as a early auto-Christmas Present. L'oréal "Red Tote" (deep red) and Rimmel "Rags to Riches" (shimmery olive green). Pretty pretty.

I've already claimed my prompt for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest and I'm in love with it ♥ (although, I was looking over the prompts just now, and I realized that I missed one with CBT as the kink and younger female Dom/older male sub as the pairing request and now I'm lamenting the loss of the chance to write Bellamort CBT... (maybe it'll still be free when I'm done with the one I have...?)

I've gone on about Rachel Macwhirter before, of course, and I'm about to go on about her again. The Experiment <--- this song is amazing and brilliant. Rachel Macwhirter deserves so much more attention than she's currently getting and YOU SHOULD JUST GO LISTEN TO THE SONG, ALL RIGHT? Listen to Fairytale too, it's giving me shivers.
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...where you want to write things, but just can't muster up the passion to do it?

I have about ninety things I need to finish (*glances guiltily at pile of incomplete Christmas gift fics*) but I'm having trouble focussing.

I think part of my issue at the moment is that I'm making gifts for everyone, I don't want those gifts to suck, and a certain amount of everything I write must necessarily suck.

Does anyone want to throw some prompts/motivation/ideas at me? Either some general prompts to get me moving on the things I need to be finishing, or some pairing/prompt combinations that I can write practice drabbles for? You know, so that if I write something crappy, it's not someone's gift...

(PS, smutty ideas are the best kind ;) )
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The next unthemed round of [livejournal.com profile] hp_kink_memes is running now!  I made the executive decision to make the rounds relatively short and then have a "free-for-all" round, say, after round 5, instead of just waiting for each round to fill the comments, because having like 500 pages of comments on a post scares me.  I could NEVER sort through all of that, and the prompts on the later pages would end up being neglected.

Posting is going on at [livejournal.com profile] luna_romance!  \o/  So far, we've got Luna/Harry, Luna/Rolf and Luna/Neville posted, and both fic and art.  You should totally go check it out :)

Speaking of Luna, there's going to be a holiday prompt fest/ficathon hybrid thing at [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] user="draco_and_luna" />.  The rules and information are here, and the prompting post is here, and you guys should all go prompt because Draco/Luna.

And speaking of holidays, errr, trying to finish [livejournal.com profile] smutty_claus tonight.  *Headdesk*  I need to learn to stop letting myself leave finishing things to the last minute.

Also, in hindsight, I probably should have started [livejournal.com profile] angelic_bigbang before... um... today.  Hehehe OOPS.  Well, like, 9K is totally doable in one day, right?

SO HOW ARE YOU GUYS?
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So, that whole "suspended accounts" scare thing from this morning was fun, wasn't it? I saw that [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang was suspended and my initial thought was that some over-enthusiastic slash supporter somewhere had reported it because they decided that it was homophobic. Because het. Or something. Eh, it was early, my brain was jumping to weird places :P

Anyhow, hearing that it was actually a glitch was something of a relief, I think, and thankfully, Dreamwidth has not crashed for me all day yet (knock on wood) so I've taken the liberty of importing my journal and I'm now hoping that the cross-post feature works properly. (I wish that there was a cross-post feature from LJ, because I really do like working from there more, but... meh).

On the bright side, I attacked my Dreamwidth account and finally put together a layout that actually looks close enough to my LJ layout that I don't hate it. It's not perfect, but at least the colour scheme is all right and I have my star-shaped bullet points. I never before realized just how picky I am about my layout... that's probably a sign of the world's most terrible priorities.
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  • MY FIC WAS POSTED ON [livejournal.com profile] luciusbigbang AT LAST.  I've been sitting on this thing for what feels like forever :P  (I'd like to issue another massive thank you to [livejournal.com profile] secretlypadfoot and [livejournal.com profile] y3llowdaisi3s for their help ♥)
  • I got a message from UPEI (where I want to go to university) with all the information about courses and registration and stuff.  And now I'm compulsively reading and rereading it.
  • I've been nominated for "Best Slytherin Author" in an ff.net award ceremony, so if you have a ff.net account, you should totally go here and vote for me.  *Winning smile*
  • Oh yeah, speaking of voting... there's that American election thing.  Goddamnit.  Look, Mitt Romney is just... He's ugh.  How can people not see that.
  • The following conversation occurred during English class today.
Male friend: So, is Hamlet actually in love with Ophelia?
Me: No.
Male friend: I mean, before he goes crazy.
Me: No.
Male friend: Why not?
Me: She's not his type.
Male friend: *Laughs* What do you mean, she's not his type?
Me: What do you think?
Male friend: ?
Me: She's not Horatio.
Male friend:
Me:
Male friend:
Me:
Male friend: WHAAAAAAAAAAA-
  • Male friend also told me, in these exact words "You have head!canon for Shakespeare.  That's weird."
  • I haven't done any work on NaNo today, oops.  Time to do that.
  • I really like bullet points in my layout :)
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I hope you're all having an awesome Halloween!  It's SNOWING HERE, which makes me very angry, but there are worse things, I suppose...

I'm Bellatrix for Halloween (again) and shall do my best to post a picture of my costume at some point because I'm rather proud of it.

NANOWRIMOSTARTSTOMORROWOHGODNO.  Guys.  How do you write a story about sex that actually has a plot?  I have no idea what to do and I'm completely lost.

AND there's a fest at [livejournal.com profile] bottom_draco that's going to start prompting tomorrow, and appleling told me (to my great happiness) that het pairings in which Draco is "topped" are allowed as well as slash ones :)  So I'm going to have to go leave het prompts to myself so I can write Dom!Luna because yes.

♥ Happy Halloween!! ♥
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I'm very glad that I live in inland, western Canada right now, because hurricanes sound Hellishly scary.  *Shivers*  I hope everyone who's in the path of Hurricane Sandy is safe.  I love you all and I don't want anything bad to happen to you, ever. ♥

In other news, I'm done [livejournal.com profile] hp_halloween and ahhh, I don't write enough lighthearted things :)

Time to buckle down on [livejournal.com profile] interhouse_fest... *cough*  I still have, like, a whole day to make it not suck, right?

Also... I'm getting in the mood for NaNoWriMo in a big way.  *Rubs hands together*  I should probably finish some of my November-due stuff before November starts...
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I'm celebrating my highly productive day (I swear I opened up some sort of rift in the space-time continuum because I had time to go shopping, go to the library, do [livejournal.com profile] hogsmeadewkends things, write the next chapter of one of my multi-chapter stories, finish [livejournal.com profile] hp_sexstars (pretty much wrote 3K) and review 75 fics and I still have an hour before I need to sleep) with this meme.  Which I snitched from [livejournal.com profile] pretty_panther :)

A - ACCENT: Canadian, naturally.  I don't think I have an accent at all, but apparently, according to other people, I have an "Alberta twang".  I'm not sure how I feel about having a "twang"...

B-Z )
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Ahhh, it feels good to be done.

I finished my [livejournal.com profile] vampirebigbang fic and I am, on the whole, pleased with how it turned out (I'm also reminded of how much I genuinely like Victoria from Twilight).  So that's done.

I also (pretty much) finished my [livejournal.com profile] hp_darkfest fic, but it's a hot mess and needs serious editing before I can even send it to a beta (it's written, not in English, but in Gammese, I swear), so I decided it would be in everyone's best interests for me to request an extension.  But hey, at least there are words!

Also, I applied to [livejournal.com profile] fandomverse and I am so conflicted as to whether that was a good idea.  But it all looked rather pretty, so I went ahead... if I end up doing nothing there, so be it.

So... now I think I might go work on, like, school stuff or something.  Maybe.  Or maybe I'll just watch Youtube videos for a few hours.

Have I mentioned, by the way, that I love you all?  Because I do.  And I'm overcome with feelings of love and I want to hug people.  *Hugs stuffed platypus instead because you are all too far away*

(I apologize for this entry.  My brain has been fried by vampires and Death Eaters)
gamma_orionis: Image of Jack from "The Shining".  Text reads "Did someone say murder spree?" (Murder Spree?!?)
WHEN DID IT SUDDENLY BECOME THE SIXTEENTH?

[livejournal.com profile] vampirebigbang final draft.  Must send in.  (Must actually finish before I send in, goddamnit.  I accidentally sort of rewrote half of it and scrapped a big chunk of what I had done before and now it's way too short and I need to take about two hours to finish it).  

And I should probably start my [livejournal.com profile] hp_darkfest fic.  You know, since it's due today.  *Headdesk*
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The Good
  • [livejournal.com profile] kink_bigbang IS OPEN.  Like, really, could there be a more perfect big bang for me?
  • The [livejournal.com profile] hp_humpdrabbles humpathon is FILLED WITH AWESOME PROMPTS.  You should definitely go check them all out - there's a huge variety of pairings and prompts.
  • Not giving too much away (because I like keeping secrets!), but [livejournal.com profile] hamimifk and I are working on something totally exciting (two totally exciting connected things, actually) that is making me squee a little bit inside just thinking about it.
The Bad
  • Still sick.  I was doing better, but I threw up this morning, which is an automatic "stay home" as far as I'm concerned.  (I don't know if "threw up" is even the right term.  More like "coughed up the contents of my stomach").  Yee-haw.  (As a bonus, I was supposed to be working on a project on the Spanish Inquisition.  I hope my group has successfully finished without me)
  • Needtofinish[livejournal.com profile] polybigbangshitshitshit.  In hindsight, starting it the day before it was due was probably not the best idea (but I only need to write 2 400 words before it reaches the minimum length, so that's actually not to bad...)
gamma_orionis: Image of Jack from "The Shining".  Text reads "Did someone say murder spree?" (Murder Spree?!?)
Every.  Damn.  Year.

Every damn year, starting as soon as the heat comes on and not ending until the heat goes off (which means October-May), I get sick.

I can only imagine that there's some sort of special dust in our heating system that I'm allergic to.  I slept with my window open last night and that did help a little (as in, the clean air meant I didn't almost choke to death like I did the night before) but it's already getting down to -10 Celsius at night and it'll be far worse by December, so that's a temporary fix and not a very effective one.  Especially because I doubt the cold does anything good for my immune system :/

So I'm sitting in bed with a running nose and dry, swollen throat and hoping that tea and smut will improve my state.

All donations of sympathy are gratefully received.
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Random: I love when reviews give me clever ideas for where a story is going to go.

On to pictures!

A nicely cohesive set of "And that's who I am"s! )

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Random: I love when reviews give me clever ideas for where a story is going to go.

On to pictures!

A nicely cohesive set of "And that's who I am"s! )

Cross-posted from LiveJournal. Comment on either site ♥
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I finally made all the necessary changes to my [community profile] luciusbigbang fic and sent it in!

Hurrah!

This is the earliest I've ever finished a big bang, I think.

So many thanks to [personal profile] y3llowdaisi3s for betaing, [profile] secretlypadfoot for cheerleading and [profile] couture_girl_20 for generally enthusiasm-ing :)

And that's who I am. )

Cross-posted from LiveJournal. Comment on either site ♥
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I finally made all the necessary changes to my [livejournal.com profile] luciusbigbang fic and sent it in!

Hurrah!

This is the earliest I've ever finished a big bang, I think.

So many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] y3llowdaisi3s for betaing, [livejournal.com profile] secretlypadfoot for cheerleading and [livejournal.com profile] couture_girl_20 for generally enthusiasm-ing :)

And that's who I am. )
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  • I love that we live in a world where something like ...
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  • Endless love to all the people who have joined [livejournal.com profile] worshipdarklord!  [livejournal.com profile] evening12 and I have many things planned to make your Dark Lord-worshipping experience as enjoyable as possible ;)
  • If you're on my friends list and haven't gone and requested a Christmas present from me yet, you should go here and tell me what sort of gift you'd like!  I am consumed by the urge to make things for people.
  • I got 100% on a math exam.  I have not gotten 100% on anything related to math since grade six.  What the heck happened...?
  • THE CASUAL VACANCY.  THE CASUAL VACANCY.  I'm not going to get my copy for a few days but I'M SO EXCITED.  So excited!
  • More of this:
…And that's who I am. )
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  • I love that we live in a world where something like ...Read more... ).
  • Endless love to all the people who have joined [community profile] worshipdarklord!  [personal profile] evening12 and I have many things planned to make your Dark Lord-worshipping experience as enjoyable as possible ;)
  • If you're on my friends list and haven't gone and requested a Christmas present from me yet, you should go here and tell me what sort of gift you'd like!  I am consumed by the urge to make things for people.
  • I got 100% on a math exam.  I have not gotten 100% on anything related to math since grade six.  What the heck happened...?
  • THE CASUAL VACANCY.  THE CASUAL VACANCY.  I'm not going to get my copy for a few days but I'M SO EXCITED.  So excited!
  • More of this:
…And that's who I am. )

Cross-posted from Livejournal. Comment on either site ♥
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I'm generally a fairly avid LJ user because Dreamwidth is very glitchy on my computer (I don't know if the problem is from my end or theirs, but I'm constantly getting "Cannot find the server" messages, ugh). However, in light of the oddness of the new posting on LJ, and because I want to be more active on various sites, I will be cross-posting to Dreamwidth from now on.

I've done a complete overhaul of my DW journal, including deleting unimportant entries and finding a layout that I don't hate.

I apologize to anyone who is now going to have to deal with me on two different sites :P

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