On the color scarlet

Jul. 7th, 2017 | 01:58 am

Brooks, 4.5 years old: "This is red with a bit of orange."

Me: "Oh wow, you're right. I never noticed the orange before."

Husband: "...let's send him to art school."


#Brooks #Things my kid says #scarlet #River didn't really know his colors until age four #Brooks learned colors mostly through YouTube #whoops
#YouTube is now banned in our house because of the increasingly random (and inappropriate) videos the kids watch #*shrugs* #I probably should've banned/limited it earlier

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We ended up not making an offer on the house that we loved

May. 25th, 2017 | 12:42 am

because the kids' bedrooms are too small (i.e. it wouldn't fit a queen-sized bed)

Which sucks because I was already arranging furniture in my head, and have plans for the front yard etc.

*sighs*

I've wanted to move out of this house since four years ago... There's not enough space for the kids to have their own space.

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Browsing tags on tumblr

Apr. 27th, 2017 | 12:11 am

50% of the time ends in lowkey anger. Because art thefts everywhere UGHHHHHHhhhhhhh

It's bad enough when you repost things from DeviantArt, Pixiv, etc., but when the fanartist already post it on tumblr to begin with?

*stabbity*

I'm also against people scanlating fanarts WITHOUT asking the original fanartist's permission >=(
A lot of times the scanlation (since it's in English) gets way more notes/views/Internet points/what-have-you than the original art post.

~~~
Oh look, I kvetched about people breaking fandom etiquette 3 years and 3 months ago.

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List of Marvel tsum tsums that I own (or would like to own)

Feb. 13th, 2017 | 10:02 pm

Listed loosely on the subjective order of usefulness/power level.
I don't have the tsums in parentheses yet. Not listed are the ones that I don't care about.

POWER Read more... )

BLAST Read more... )

SPEED Read more... )

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Black hand Marvel tsum tsum

Dec. 12th, 2016 | 06:47 pm

POWER

Black Panther - ATK UP [@20 Combos] Level 1
War Machine - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1
Venom - Skill: Symbiote Level 4 (Effect: 11 Tsums)

BLAST: no black hands

SPEED

Winter Soldier - Guard [10+ Chains] Level 1
?Black Widow - Transform [Skill] Level 2

Black Cat
Crossbones

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Red hand Marvel tsum tsum

Dec. 12th, 2016 | 06:44 pm

POWER

Captain America
- good for earning coins
- Guard [@30 Combos] Level 4

(Captain Marvel)
(Devil Dinosaur)

BLAST

Iron Man - good for earning coins
Spider-Woman - ATK UP [8+ Chains] Level 3
Vision
?Star-Lord - Coin Boost [12+ Chains] Level 1

Mephisto - Set Large [Skill] Level 1
Chemistro - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1

(Spiderman: Miles Morales)

SPEED

Spider-Man
- good for earning coins
- Special: Web Shot Level 4

Silk
Elektra

(Daredevil)

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Marvel tsum tsum with visible eyebrows

Dec. 12th, 2016 | 01:21 am

POWER

Hulk - Skill: Gamma Rage Level 3
Thor - Set Large [Skill] Level 3

(Luke Cage)
(Captain Marvel)
(She-Hulk)

BLAST

Rocket Raccoon - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1
Doctor Strange - Skill: Mystic Magic Level 2
Phil Coulson
Agent 13 - Easy Combo Level 1
Loki - Extender [16+ Chain] Level 1
Howard the Duck - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1
Punisher
Baron Mordo - Easy Combo Level 1
Mephisto - Set Large [Skill] Level 1
Chemistro - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1

(Spiderman: Miles Morales)
(Songbird)

SPEED

Peggy Carter
- not that good for earning coins
- Special: Last Dance Level 3

Winter Soldier - Guard [10+ Chains] Level 1
Silk
Gamora
Falcon - ATK UP [8+ Chains] Level 1
Squirrel Girl
Kate Bishop
Elektra
Black Widow - Transform [Skill] Level 2

(Hawkeye)

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Marvel tsum tsum with brown hair

Dec. 12th, 2016 | 12:52 am

POWER: no brown hair

BLAST

Rocket Raccoon - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1

Phil Coulson
Doctor Octopus

?red hair? Star-Lord - Coin Boost [12+ Chains] Level 1

SPEED

Peggy Carter
- not that good for earning coins
- Special: Last Dance Level 3

Squirrel Girl

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Marvel tsum tsum with blond hair

Dec. 12th, 2016 | 12:45 am

POWER

Thor - Set Large [Skill] Level 3

(Captain Marvel)

BLAST

Thor (Jane Foster)
Agent 13 - Easy Combo Level 1

SPEED

(Hawkeye)

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Marvel tsum tsum with black hair

Dec. 12th, 2016 | 12:43 am

POWER

Jessica Jones - ATK UP [8+ Chains] Level 1

BLAST

Spider-Woman - ATK UP [8+ Chains] Level 3
Doctor Strange - Skill: Mystic Magic Level 2
Loki - Extender [16+ Chain] Level 1
Punisher
Baron Mordo - Easy Combo Level 1
Madame Masque
Mephisto - Set Large [Skill] Level 1
Chemistro - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1


SPEED

Winter Soldier - Guard [10+ Chains] Level 1
?Gamora
Falcon - ATK UP [8+ Chains] Level 1
Kate Bishop
Morbius

(Elektra)

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Masked Marvel tsum tsum

Dec. 12th, 2016 | 12:00 am

POWER

Captain America
- good for earning coins
- Guard [@30 Combos] Level 4

Black Panther - ATK UP [@20 Combos] Level 1
?War Machine - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1

BLAST

?Iron Man - good for earning coins
?Spider-Woman - ATK UP [8+ Chains] Level 3

Thor (Jane Foster)

?Star-Lord - Coin Boost [12+ Chains] Level 1
Darkhawk

(Spiderman: Miles Morales)

SPEED

Spider-Man
- good for earning coins
- Special: Web Shot Level 4

Winter Soldier - Guard [10+ Chains] Level 1
Silk
Falcon - ATK UP [8+ Chains] Level 1
Spider-Gwen - Easy Combo Level 2

(Daredevil)
(White Tiger)

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Hat-wearing Marvel tsum tsum

Dec. 11th, 2016 | 11:47 pm

POWER

Thor - Set Large [Skill] Level 3
Cottonmouth

BLAST

?Thor (Jane Foster)
?Loki - Extender [16+ Chains] Level 1

Howard the Duck - Set Bomb [Skill] Level 1


SPEED

Peggy Carter
- not that good for earning coins
- Special: Last Dance Level 3

?Elektra

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Level up wishlist for Marvel tsum tsum

Dec. 11th, 2016 | 11:08 pm

Captain America
Guard [@30 Combos] level up to 5: need FIVE white diamonds

Spider-Man
Special: Web Shot max up level: need SEVEN white diamonds and TWELVE blue gems

Peggy Carter
Special: Last Dance level up to 4: need FIVE white diamonds and SIX blue gems

Spider-Woman
ATK UP [8+ Chains] level up to 5: need THREE white diamonds

Venom
Skill: Symbiote max up level (Effect: 12 Tsums): need THIRTEEN red gems
ETA 12/13/16: Leveled up! =)

Groot
Skill: Grow Field max up level: need THREE white diamonds and FIVE red gems

?Maybe level these up?

Iron Man
Skill: Repulsor Blast max up level: need THREE white diamonds and FIVE green gems
ETA 12/12/16: Leveled up! =)

?Thor
Set Large [Skill] level up to 4: need THREE white diamonds

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Translation: AvAc Steve/Tony playing AvAc by osuda

Aug. 28th, 2016 | 01:33 am

(x-posted from tumblr)
In the middle of team battle

Steve: It’s so hard to do it this way…
Tony: “Come on, come on!”

Tony: \o/ “Ronan the Accuser unlocked!”
Steve: So tiring…

Tony: “Good boy.” *kisses Steve’s cheek*

Steve: *pouts*
Tony: “Wh-what’s with that face?”

Steve: “…”
Steve: “That’s the wrong place.”

Tony: “Steve you’re sO CUTEEE~!” *grabs and smooches Steve on the lips*


;-)

#anyone wants Japanese fanart translation #just hit me up #I don't even have to know the fandom #although it helps #I had three years of Japanese in college #but never went to Japan #except for Narita airport ^^;;

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Translation: DEFINE COLOR by letitrado

Aug. 28th, 2016 | 01:11 am

(x-posted from tumblr)
Panels 1-2: Tony in bed, holding a newspaper in hand.

Tony: If you’ve found the person you love, who loves you back, you will be able to see colors.

Tony: Even though right now Steve and I are in a relationship–

Panel 3: Close-up of Tony’s eye looking down

Tony: –the strange thing is…

sfx: *bathroom door opens* Steve, hair still wet, exits the bathroom.

Tony: Colors…

Steve: *leans bare-chested over Tony* “Tony…”

Tony: “Hmm.”*

Tony: …I still can’t see them.


~~~

* Phonetically, the Chinese character is “ng” or “n,” indicating response, surprise, etc. (“Hmm.” “Hey!” “What!” “What did you say?”) In this particular context it’s like the Japanese “un.”

#soulmate AU #colors AU #ahhhhhh sad Tony is sad T___T #Thinking his love is one-sided WHILE in a relationship with Steve #must kill him
#He probably thinks Steve is only in it for the sex #the convenience =(
#Here lies my poor ripped heart


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Billy Elliot

Jul. 29th, 2016 | 01:31 am

Just watched a local performance of Billy Elliot yesterday. The 13-y.o. playing Billy is Philipp Mergener, and he’s been doing ballet since he was four.

I love some of the additions the musical made (compared to the movie):
- The mum’s letter
- Grandma’s song
- Dream dance sequence with older Billy
[SPOILERS kinda]
- What his dad decided to do after he confronted the dance teacher and went “He’s my son. He’s my responsibility.”

“No one can give what I can give him.” *is slayed*

I don’t like musical!Michael as much as movie!Michael. Also, nothing can beat movie!Billy’s angry dance. The musical angry dance feels contrived and therefore doesn’t have as much impact…

This local performance doesn’t employ enough pauses to build anticipation. But I guess they already clock at 2 hrs 30 minutes and didn’t want to make it longer?

In closing, Elliott Hanna performing “Electricity” in Billy Elliott the Musical Live.
Ickle!Tom Holland* and two other Billys performing “Electricity” together.

* Tom Holland was one of the West End Billy Elliots from September 2008 to May 2010. He trained for 2.5 years before taking on the role.

#aw geez I love Billy's dad so much #Jackie Elliott

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Five Favorite Dean/Castiel Fics

Jul. 25th, 2016 | 05:28 am

(out of the ~150 I've read)

Appoggiatura by ceeainthereforthat (121~ K words, College AU)
Castiel leaves the religious commune of Heaven Farms to study classical piano after winning a full scholarship paid for by the Deanna Campbell Memorial Foundation, and answers an ad in the campus newspaper: 1 bedroom to let. Meals provided. 50mb wifi, quiet odd music student preferred.

Or, that beautiful epic music students AU that made me cry. (It does have a happy ending!) Heaven Farms isn't "religious" per se, so Castiel did not have any self-flagellation re: his feelings for Dean.

You can enjoy this fic even with zero SPN knowledge; I did. I liked Zachariah in this fic because I had zero knowledge of canon!Zachariah.
"You are cooking tomatoes," Castiel said. "Did I interrupt your canning?" He said it like it was a perfectly ordinary thing to do.

"Kind of," Dean said. "I haven't gotten anything in cans yet."

He'd told this guy he canned tomatoes. What on Earth. Castiel, with his slightly just out of time clothes, looked at what he could see of the rooms and the staircase leading straight up just before the door.

"This house has love in its walls," Castiel said. "It's a very good house."

Four more fic recs + 1 Bonus series rec )

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Translation: EMH!Steve prefers his Tony over the other multiverse Tonys

Jul. 22nd, 2016 | 07:02 pm

(cross-posting here for the eventuality of Tumblr being bahleeted)
Panel 1: MCU!Tony in sunglasses and armor, eating a donut

Panel 2: Avengers Assemble!Tony with a towel after a workout

Panel 3: 616!Tony in a suit, loosening his tieand looking to the side

Panel 4: Avengers Academy!Tony *winks and fingerbangs at the viewer*

Close-up of EMH!Steve’s whited-out eyes


EMH!Steve: *hugs EMH!Tony tightly* “You’re so different from those flirtatious cheap imitations!”

EMH!Tony: “???” *hugs EMH!Steve back*

~~~

Vocab list:
妖艳/妖艷 (yāo yàn) = pretty and flirtatious
贱货/賤貨 (jiàn huò) – I went with the literal* instead of the figurative meaning, because the figurative meaning is so mean and crude ^^;;

* lit. cheap goods

#I guess I'm doing Chinese fanart translation too now #I did second year Mandarin Chinese in college #back in 2001 #yes I'm old #I'm an overseas Chinese from S.E. Asia #with MASSIVE HOLES in my Chinese vocabulary #Last time I went to China was in 2003 #what the frick frack has it really been that long

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My feelings about MCU Steve/Sharon

May. 13th, 2016 | 11:55 pm

Steve: Stop setting me up with my cute neighbor, Natasha! Gosh!

Sharon: I am pretending to flirt with you so I can warn you about an unauthorized visitor in your apartment!

Steve: Yeah, hi.

Sharon: I am a SHIELD agent sent to spy on you!

Steve: *deadpans* Neighbor.

Sharon: In conclusion, CACW spoilers )

***
And on top of all this, Agent Carter is canceled.

On an unrelated, happy note, In the Flesh is now available on Hulu. What's with all these cute zombie series lately?

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Dear F-list, please rec me someone to follow

Jul. 20th, 2015 | 10:23 pm

Consider it this year's birthday present =D

Someone on LJ, DW...or even Tumblr*.

I haven't been present online for the last two years (more like three) =/, and I miss the human connection.
(I feel that Tumblr is even worse than Facebook** for human connection/ease of communication, but ugh. Needs must.)

I wish I'm still in Merlin fandom because they're just so sweet. And even nowadays I'd get random kudos for the few Merlin fic I put up on AO3.

Am not in Teen Wolf fandom anymore (still have one WiP though). I was reading a lot of Dean/Castiel*** there for awhile, then got sidetracked with some Steve/Bucky and Steve/Tony. asdDSnjdsgkjaskncmca this fic (WiP) is so epic and so tragic:
Born from the Earth by venusm
Tony Stark's born an omega in a world where that means he's supposed to follow certain social rules. He becomes Iron Man anyway: Fuck biology.
If only his biology (and the world) would quit fucking him back.

The worldbuilding is insane awe-inducing.

And also this time travel Steve/Tony fic: The Twice-Told Tale by arysteia.

And this Tony Stark fandvid: Oh No by lilly_the_kid
The song choice is just so appropriate for Tony ;_; <333


I kinda want to be in the Avengers fandom but feel intimidated because I haven't read any of the comics. (I find the X-men fandom even more intimidating for the same reason.)


* I can't bring myself to type it in lowercase >__>
** Not that I have a Facebook.

*** The first one that made me cry was Appoggiatura by ceeainthereforthat.
Castiel leaves the religious commune of Heaven Farms to study classical piano after winning a full scholarship paid for by the Deanna Campbell Memorial Foundation, and answers an ad in the campus newspaper: 1 bedroom to let. Meals provided. 50mb wifi, quiet odd music student preferred.



Anyway! Leave your birthday wishes here =) and rec me someone (or two, or three) to follow, please.

Either way, *hugs* I hope everyone's doing fine.

birthday, fandom, me,

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Guess who's taking French 101? ;-)

Jul. 21st, 2014 | 11:21 am

I had the super-low goal of pronouncing French loan words correctly, and reading Le Petit Prince out loud. Before this course, the only French phrase I knew was “omelette du fromage*” X-D

To remember that hands are feminine and face is masculine, I pictured Uhura's hand caressing Spock’s face.
La main, le visage.

Derek Hale eats his vegetables, bikes every day, has a punishing diet regime and obsessively cleans his house to show that he can provide for his mate. Derek Hale’s arms. Derek Hale’s face.
Le légume, le cyclisme, le régime, le ménage.
Les bras, le visage.

You’re welcome.

* Dexter’s Laboratory. The dictionary tells me it should be “omelette au fromage.” My childhood cartoon show, you have lied to me. All your bases are belong to us.



Two more days (a chapter quiz and final exam) and I'm done. Possibly the last language class I'll ever take at the university. I ran out of money/education award, for one thing... The award didn't even cover 4 credits, hahah, so everything else was out of pocket (building maintenance, campus beautification, etc).

I rented the textbook from Amazon, but was forced to shell out $80~ for the "lab" portion of the course. What’s wrong with good old CDs, people?? College tuition in the U.S. is unreasonably expensive =__= even compared to just a decade ago (which was when I graduated).

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Dear [personal profile] camelotremix Remixer,

Feb. 22nd, 2014 | 01:44 am

This is my second time participating in [personal profile] camelotremix. I hope we'll both have fun! =D

My Merlin fic were written during S1-S3. Don't feel constrained by my interpretation of canon, and don't worry about incorporating S3-S5 canon.

Feel free to canon-ize my AU fics* (I wrote lots of AU!). If you want to reincarnate everyone, or revisit the S1 golden age of Arthur/Merlin/Gwen/Morgana OT4, be my guest!

I love slash and gen, and also read the occasional het and femmeslash. As long as it's not Uther/Arthur or Merlin/Gaius, pretty much anything goes.

If you want to make a slashfic gen or a genfic slash, go ahead. I don't mind Arthur/Gwen, although I do prefer Lancelot/Gwen (and Merlin/Morgana) for my hetship. I also like Arthur/Merlin/[insert anyone except Uther or Gaius].

All the best,

[personal profile] lilian_cho

* Although I guess it'd be pretty impossible to canon-ize Mutants: Second Generation. Reincarnation? X-D

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Fic & Drabbles Masterlist (Merlin, Teen Wolf, GO, etc.)

Feb. 22nd, 2014 | 12:14 am

My Harry Potter stuff is here.

Note: Please don't steal Arthur's crown & Merlin's hat. Google your own hats ;-)

I've uploaded some (not all) of my Merlin stuff on AO3.

As of February 22, 2014, my current Merlin favorites are:
:♥: "Mutants: Second Generation," gen, Arthur/Merlin pre-slash, PG-13, BBC Merlin/X-Men: First Class fusion.
:♥: "Unlucky (Five, Six, Seven Eight Nine Ten I Love You)," Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Leon, R, remix.
:♥: The Cupbearer drabble series, Merlin/Arthur half-brother AU, PG-13 for incest. [info - personal] cupbearer
:♥: "Cupid Undone," Merlin/Arthur sibling AU, PG-13 for incest.

Single-chapter WIPs won't be listed here.

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Merlin one-shots )

Merlin drabbles )

Merlin flopsies )

Merlin crossovers )

Merlin poetry )

Teen Wolf drabbles & one-shot )

Good Omens drabbles )

Star Trek: XI drabbles )

Hetalia drabbles )

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Playing Rough (Teen Wolf, Laura, Derek & Cora, G, 100 words)

Feb. 20th, 2014 | 10:50 pm

"Laura, the baby just hit me!" wailed a voice from the living room.

Laura sighed and left her spelling homework on the dining table.

"Okay, what happened here?"

"I was building a castle when baby knocked it over and hit me!" Her brother said, face red.

"A-guh?" Cora gurgled, and threw the wooden block she was gumming.

It hit Derek’s leg, and his face crumpled. "She did it again!"

"Derek," Laura put on her long-suffering big sister voice. "You're five. How will you survive kindergarten if you let Cora bully you?"

Derek rubbed his eyes. "But you'll be there, Laura."



Answers [community profile] fan_flashworks' Rough prompt.

A/N: Belongs to the same 'verse as "Hi My Name is" (Stiles, Jackson & Scott, G, 100 words)

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Five Moments in the Life of Arthur Pendragon,

Feb. 9th, 2014 | 01:13 am

St. Albion Student and Sleep-deprived Boyfriend of Merlin

Summary: University AU. The lives and times of Arthur and Merlin at St. Albion.
Rating: PG-13
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Arthur/Merlin, mentioned Lancelot/Gwen and Gwaine/everyone
Warning: Reverse chronology.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] agenttrojie's prompt: "They'd stay in bed, but they've got lectures to attend."

I'm finally posting this because I want to sign up for this year's [personal profile] camelotremix. Please do tell me if you notice any errors, SpaG and otherwise. (The two people I lined up ages ago to beta/Britpick this thing fell through, and then I gave up ^^;;) This could've been tighter/more concise.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fanfiction – none of this ever happened. No copyright infringement is intended. No profit is made from this work. Please observe your local laws with regards to the age-limit and content of this work.

Five Moments in the Life of Arthur Pendragon, St. Albion Student and Sleep-deprived Boyfriend of Merlin )

( Read it @ AO3 )

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