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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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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10 • 18 • Cranky Fandomer, Take Two

Jan. 15th, 2014 | 09:56 pm

(Or, Is Tumblr changing fandom etiquette?)

In my experience, it’s common fandom etiquette to link* to, or at least _mention_, the prompt/outline/snippet/etc. that inspired your fic.

I came across this Teen Wolf WIP on AO3 that clearly borrowed its premise from a Tumblr fic. Several phrases and important plot points are 95% the same. Zero mention of the fic being inspired by/‘borrowing’ from anything.

Leaving it alone for now. If I ever come across that fic again I’m reporting** it.

* Tumblr links are prone to break (username change), but you should still make an attempt (>_>)
** Plagiarism is a violation of the AO3's ToS.


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09 • 17 • Does the PoC die

Oct. 6th, 2013 | 11:27 pm

I need a “Does the PoC die” website. It kills my enjoyment when there’s an awesome PoC that I like, only to have them die =( =( =(

- the _single_ PoC in Epic
- Darwin in X-M:FC (thankfully 98% of fanfic have him alive)
- two black dudes in Once Upon a Time (from the few S2 eps that I watched). Tumblr made me think you-know-who is as constant a character as Mulan T__T

I’m okay with white sausagefests (see: Tolkien). Not okay with white sausagefest that’s a result of women and PoCs getting fridged (see: Teen Wolf S3).

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Toeses aren't roses (Teen Wolf, Stiles & Scott, G, 100 words)

Apr. 14th, 2013 | 05:09 pm

"Danny can get away with the Hot Girl dance. I look stupid if I just stand there and sway." Stiles sulked.

"I don't know why you picked me for help," Scott said. "It's not like dancing comes included with the werewolf package."

"I bet Peter's having a ball," Stiles said darkly, slotting his arms around Scott's waist. "This is all his fault."

Scott didn't ask why. Alpha pack? Peter's fault. Fairies? Peter's fault. Global warming? Peter's fault.

"So, do I lead because I'm the werewolf, or you because you're taller?"

"Just don't trip," Stiles said, moving them to the left.



Answers TeenWolfSpringFling Day 4 prompt. Audienced by [livejournal.com profile] jacketpotato.

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Hi my name is (Teen Wolf, Stiles, Jackson & Scott, G, 100 words)

Apr. 9th, 2013 | 06:55 pm

"Hi, my name is Batman," said a hooded figure from the shade.

"You're not Batman; you're just a kid!" Four-year-old Jackson retorted.

The figure emerged from under the slides. "Is too!"

Jackson scrunched up his nose. "You're wearing orange. Batman doesn't wear orange."

"Mom said I can wear any color and still be Batman if I have my Batman ring on." He held out a blue plastic ring.

"I don't want your stupid ring." Jackson stalked off.

Batman Stilinski sighed. He spotted a brown-haired boy nearby.

"Hi, I'm Batman. Wanna play?"

Scott smiled. "Hi, Batman. What are we gonna play?"



Answers [community profile] writing_game's Hold prompt.

Is there a Teen Wolf drabble comm. anywhere? Preferably 100 words exactly (or multiples thereof)?

I still have no Teen Wolf icon. Stiiiiiiiles.

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*****COMMERCIAL BREAK***** for 3x01: Girl with the Werewolf Ink

Jan. 31st, 2013 | 08:55 pm

Like Hayden's style? Get a pair of scissors and deconstruct your own T-shirt.

--3x01: Girl with the Werewolf Ink (Teen Wolf, the beginnings of Derek/Stiles and Scott/Isaac, 3K, PG-13)

In this fake script excerpt, Stiles grows instantly suspicious of new students Hayden and Ethan Park, tries to enlist Scott and Isaac's help, and ends up involving Derek.

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I dreamt the pack (or possibly just Scott)

Sep. 17th, 2012 | 03:48 pm

was trapped in a strong illusion.

Derek came back, and Scott had forgotten to do what Derek assigned him to.

Isaac helped Scott look for the missing/dropped item at a Miyazaki's open-field-of-grass type of park. They came across a runner/wanderer (Greenberg?) and the Doctor (Ten). The next day at the park, they had extended interaction with the runner and the Doctor, with obviously scripted response. With dismay, Scott realized they were NPCs.

Scott was tempted to pretend ignorance but ultimately brought Isaac into his confidence. To Scott's surprise, Isaac suggested Stiles as a third, as Scott and Isaac trusted Stiles.

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First TW dream and it was from Scott's pov. Heh. Probably influenced by my feels re: Scott-Isaac-Stiles friendship triangle?

I really want to finish writing (and posting*, after it's beta-ed) part 1.1 of my TW Regency Romance AU. I’m writing parts 1.1 and 1.2 simultaneously: when I need a break from 1.1, I write a bit of 1.2, and vice versa. Never wrote this way before. Possibly because this fic is longer? At least 12K words, I think.

* I saw this P&P AU posted, see. Different from what I'm doing but presumably a Regency Romance =P Didn't read it.



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05 • 12 • Get over yourself, Jackson! [General S2 character background SPOILERS]

Sep. 4th, 2012 | 07:08 pm

I’ve seen people objecting to the portrayal of Jackson's birth parents v. adoptive parents, and post 2X06, I couldn’t agree more.

At first I thought Jackson either had 1) issues about not being wanted, and/or 2) early memories of his birth parents, but nooo. Both his birth parents are SPOILER ). His adoptive parents obviously care for him. Sure, they didn't seem to be aware of Jackson's drinking problem, but his dad could tell just from two words that something was wrong.

Jackson's "real" parents are Jackson's adoptive parents. Don't be speciesist, show! >=(



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04 • 11 • Teen Wolf & Tumblr

Aug. 29th, 2012 | 10:04 pm

Under the mistaken belief that there will be lots of knotting* and/or Omega’verse fics, started mainlining Teen Wolf fanfic on AO3 on May 2012.

-- my Tumblr profile

I was reluctant to watch Teen Wolf because I feared it would ruin my fic-reading experience. Thankfully that didn't happen. I watched whenever Stiles and/or Derek were onscreen, and read fic on my laptop when they weren't.

S2 did ruin my pack feels though =( Because I prefer Jackson** over Isaac as the w00bie. At least Isaac has curly blond hair ;_;


* Not that many, esp. pre-S2.
** See: Draco Malfoy


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