zolac_no_miko: (after twenty months at sea)
Song titles meme! Spell your username in song titles. (Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby.)

Godddddd it was so hard to pick songs. T_T Ended up with a pretty interesting mix though. :D ...With commentary, because I can't not.

Z: Ziggurat — Peter AdamsJust a whimsical song about a Mesopotamian God-Emperor.
O: Overture - Patrick WolfJust. Lie down and soak it in.
L: Lake Pontchartrain — LudoTHE CRAWFISH WERE SCREAMING, THE WAVES DANCED IN TIME—
A: All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands — Sufjan StevensSad banjo makes everything better.
C: Canvas — Imogen HeapSo pretty I wanna diiiiiiieee.
N: Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)— My Chemical RomanceHIT THE PARTY WITH A GAS CAN, KISS ME YOU ANIMAL— *headbanging*
O: The Old Days — Dr. DogThe piano makes me happy. :)
M: The Mariner's Revenge Song — The DecemberistsA nice story about dastardly deeds and sailors and angry cetaceans and REVENGE.
I: I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab For CutieFour-minute intro, badwrong subject-matter, gorgeousness; I love it SO MUCH.
K: Kids — MGMTHappy bouncy bittersweet nostalgia.
O: Oh Lately It's So Quiet — OK GoOK Go does heartache so eloquently. *chinhands*
zolac_no_miko: (somehow I'm not threatened)
1. Your main fandom of the year?
Marvel Cinematic Universe STILL GOING STRONG.

2. Your favourite film watched this year?
Ohmigod MAD MAX: FURY ROAD a;dhf;aklsdfl;akj

3. Your favourite book read this year?
Oh gosh, either The Fault In Our Stars or Paper Towns, not sure how I'd pick.

4. Your favourite TV show of the year?
Oh gosh this is hard but I'm gonna say Daredevil?

5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?
...Twitter...?

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Let's say Hamilton. Who the heck saw that one coming??

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
I was really hoping Fantastic Four would be awesome and it wasn't. ;_;

8. Your TV boyfriend of the year?
Ummmmm Matt Murdock? Precious anger-management-issues puppy~

9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?
PEGGY CARTER Y'ALL.

10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?
I guess probably me and every nerd in my Star Wars theater just so goddamned happy to be there. <333333

11. The most missed of your old fandoms?
Idk. Hawaii Five-0, I guess?

12. The fandom you haven’t tried yet, but want to?
Sob where do I start, I do not have time to watch things. T_T Ummm let's see what might make it onto my queue next... Mr. Robot?

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?
Ahahahahaha CIVIL WAR. DEADPOOL. GHOSTBUSTERS. AGENT CARTER SEASON TWO. DAREDEVIL SEASON TWO. MORE GAME OF THRONES. Rogue One probably, and there are a ton of other things I totes intend to see, but those are the ones I'm most excited for, I think.
zolac_no_miko: (jazz hands)
Stole this Seven Lines meme from [livejournal.com profile] kristen999, and like her I wasn't tagged, I was just like, "COOL, I TOTALLY HAVE AT LEAST ONE WIP THAT IS AT LEAST SEVEN PAGES LONG, SIGN ME UP."

Go to page seven (or seventy-seven) of your WIP and select seven lines to post. Then you tag seven other people to play.

I have three fics that qualify; this is from my MCU/X-Men crossover in which Charles Xavier and Tony Stark are young scientists with important roles in Project Rebirth during WWII and are also bisexual bffs. I will probably never finish this, sob. But I'm trying!

~ ~ ~

Tony threw his hands up in disgust. “Okay, that's it,” he declared, shoving Charles towards the door and ignoring his half-hearted protests, “I'm calling a time-out, you and I are going out on the town—” he wrinkled his nose, “—Correction, you are taking a shower, then you and I are going out on the town, we'll go to the Expo, it'll be fun, we'll eat some cotton candy and teach some pretty girls how to dance and then you're going to sleep for about eighteen hours, okay?”

“This seems like a good time to remind you of all the times you refused to let me drag you from the lab—”

“Shut up. Hypocrisy is the very best medicine.”

“What does that even mean?” Charles rubbed at his tired eyes and blinked at the blurry hallways Tony was steering him through. “...What Expo is this you're talking about?”

“Oh my God,” said Tony.

~ ~ ~

That's probably seven-ish.

I'm... not even gonna bother tagging anyone specific, because I'm a rebel and I hate rules. If you have a WIP with at least 7 pages and think this looks nifty, assume I've tagged you!

Book meme!

May. 16th, 2015 01:40 pm
zolac_no_miko: (after twenty months at sea)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lanyon.

Making a change from the endless fanfic memes, trying to keep things real, you know. )

Meme time!

Apr. 28th, 2015 10:36 pm
zolac_no_miko: (Steve and Danny)
Wow, hey look, I'm done with symposium, I HAVE TIME TO BE ON THE INTERNET AGAIN, obviously this means I need to do a meme.

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby: post the first and last lines from your top ten fics on AO3 by kudos.

Ha ha, spoilers? )
zolac_no_miko: (Babs is better than you)
This meme post brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby and the letter "B".

Something I hate: Bigotry.

Something I love: Do I have to pick just one? Blues dancing. Backpacking. Bacon. Bleu cheese. Brie. Baked brie ha ha most of these are foods. #aboutme

Somewhere I've been: Bulgaria! I visited my darling [livejournal.com profile] sirona_gs (and her grandmother) and also a bat-researcher friend and it was all very excellent.

Somewhere I'd like to go: Oooooh, let's see... Barcelona! Partly because I'd like to go to Spain as part of my Go To All The Places of My Ancestry bucket list, and also because the Sagrada Familia is there and oh my goddddddd I would like to see it!

Someone I know: [livejournal.com profile] b_c_draygon, [livejournal.com profile] boko, and [livejournal.com profile] burned_phoenix, my three LJ B-friends that I know by way of completely different means. Also Becca, a college friend whom I miss dearly. And Baby, the LJ friend who tagged me!

A film I like: Is anybody surprised that my brain went straight to Batman. Batman, Batman Returns, and Batman Begins are all good ones. *peeks at my DVD shelf* Ooh! Brave! Brotherhood of the Wolf! Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!

If you want to play, leave a comment and I'll give you a letter!
zolac_no_miko: (*giggle*)
I started this meme SIX AND A HALF MONTHS AGO, sob.

Every day (consecutively or not), post about one of your fanworks:
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something you made for someone else
4. Something you made just for yourself
5. Something for a large fandom/pairing/character
6. Something for a small fandom/pairing/character
7. Something you're just really proud of


Something you're just really proud of: Pō Pouli ‘A‘aki (A Night So Dark It Bites With the Teeth) )
zolac_no_miko: (WHEEEEEE~!!)
I could finish that other meme I've been working on for months, orrrrrrr I could do this one. Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lanyon: When you see this, share 3 random lines from 3 WIPs.

1. “Completely fireproof!” Tony exclaimed. “If they'd made the Hindenburg out of this stuff—too soon?" [WWII-era MCU/XMFC crossover AU]

2. “Precisely, so in terms of resonance we're looking at—is it smaller or bigger than—”

“Exactly the same size—” Banner interjected.

“—as a bread box, yes. Whatever the hell a bread box is.” [MCU, a document titled "ThisRoadTripLOLSoHappy.odt]

3. There's a deer in the garden, chewing the tops off of all of my carrots. It looks up, sees me staring down at it—it definitely sees me, it makes eye contact—then dismisses me as inconsequential and goes back to chewing. ...This happens a lot, with the deer, and the rabbits.

I should probably build a fence.

Or buy a rifle. [Original fic about Portland, Oregon "super" heroes]

Shut up, "a line" is however long I want it to be. You're not the boss of me.
zolac_no_miko: (To save the WORLD of course.)
I was gonna do one of these, and then I didn't feel like I'd written enough things to fill out an entire meme's worth of questions, and then I saw this really short version and said what the heck. ...True story, bro.

Total number of completed stories: 5 (and a new completed chapter of 1 more!)

Total Word Count: 10,900 posted to AO3. A lot more than that in longfic WIPs, but I don't keep track of that so I've no idea how much exactly.

Fandom breakdown:
Multiple
Three Sentence Ficathon 2013-2014, a collection of three-sentence fics in response to community prompts; MCU/AOS, DCU, White Collar, Firefly, Doctor Who

MCU
Hey, it's really nice in here, Steve/Sam, goofy tropey fluff

Don't Bother Me, Steve & Sam & Bucky, cracky nonsense

Raise a Glass to Turnings of the Season, Steve & Bucky or Steve/Bucky, retirement fic

Patterns in Nature, Steve/Bucky, universe alteration: magical realism, still listed under Anonymous BUT I CARE NOT.

DCU
Chapter 10 of I'll Be Yours (A Love Story), Barbara/Dick, one-sided Tim/Dick, little-Timmy-is-a-terrifying-sociopath AU

Overall thoughts:

I'm pretty happy with what I did in 2014, although wow, time sure passes fast, some of the stuff that I still think of as "recent fic" I actually wrote in 2013, yikes. But yeah, 2014 was good. I played around with new characters, pairings, genres, and styles. The things I wrote make me happy, for the most part. (Some of it I'm still afraid to look at.) I had a good balance between prompt/gift fic (which is unexpected, invariably surprising, and almost always delightful) and fic that came straight from my own soul.

I think there's a lot of great things about 2014 that don't show up in this accounting. I participated in mini-wrimo in November, committing to (and succeeding at!) a minimum of 100 words of fiction a day. Very little of that made it to posting (some of these WIPs are looooong), but it felt wonderful to be making such rapid progress.

I participated in Festivus, a small holiday gift exchange. I've never bothered joining in on any of these before, but I was invited, and I thought why the hell not. It was a struggle, but a rewarding one. I submitted by the deadline, I did something new with my writing, and the recipient liked it. Win!

Finally, after some nudging from my boyfriend, I put two original works back up at the top of my WIP priority list. I haven't written original fiction since... 2011, I think. It's good for me. I'm going to try to stick with it.

More under the cut. )
zolac_no_miko: (woe)
It's totally appropriate to continue a meme I last touched in OCTOBER, shut up.

Every day (consecutively or not), post about one of your fanworks:
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something you made for someone else
4. Something you made just for yourself
5. Something for a large fandom/pairing/character
6. Something for a small fandom/pairing/character
7. Something you're just really proud of


Something for a small fandom/pairing/character: Reconciliation )
zolac_no_miko: (who the hell is BUCKY?)
Every day (consecutively or not), post about one of your fanworks:
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something you made for someone else
4. Something you made just for yourself
5. Something for a large fandom/pairing/character
6. Something for a small fandom/pairing/character
7. Something you're just really proud of


Something for a large fandom/pairing/character: All the Things Forgotten Scream for Help )
zolac_no_miko: (Starbuck smile)
Last one! I'mma incorporate the last 24 hours. And also the future. Because I DO WHAT I WANT.

THING ONE! Yesterday was Forrest's birthday, so I met him and a bunch of his friends at Hilo Burger Joint for beers and burgers for lunch. Later in the afternoon I picked up a bunch of food to-go from his favorite restaurant, Tina's Garden Gourmet Cafe (it's only open for dinner on weekends), and then later we went and had a brief Thai fusion evening picnic at Onomea Bay. And we had a successful dance class and then we went to his place and ate leftover mango sticky rice and did our homework, and he opened his presents from me and Mom and he liked them. :)

THING TWO! The visiting Cornell Ph.D that my lab is hosting had his talk yesterday afternoon. I got there a bit late because my order at Tina's took longer to fill than I was expecting, but the bit I did see was super fascinating, and there was a loooooong period of question-asking afterwards, and when I asked my question he perked up and was like, "Aha, yes, I was hoping someone would ask that!!" and I practically wiggled in academic joy. And he's super intelligent and knowledgeable and enthusiastic and I don't think he's ever been to Hawai‘i, and I'm taking him on a couple of field trips tomorrow and Friday, so that will be fun.

THING THREE! This weekend I'm taking a bit of a break and only going up to Hakalau for the day on Friday. Saturday afternoon Forrest and I are driving over to Waikoloa for an America concert, and we're staying in a fancy hotel, and spending Sunday doing relaxing beach stuff on the Kona side of the island. I'm so excited to kick back a little, I've been working so hard. @_@

And that is all the positivity you're getting out of me. You know me, I'm so negative. :P
zolac_no_miko: (authentic Hawaiian coconut tree)
Oh look I'm actually doing this two days in a row, I'M SO AWESOME, YEEEEAAAHHH~!!

THING ONE! Talked my darling dear friend Chris on the phone today, which I don't do nearly often enough. (She was one of my closest friends at college practically from day one.) It was her birthday on Saturday, which prompted a wee bit of phone tag, and we finally caught each other at a good time tonight. So that was nice.

THING TWO! There's this thing in Hawai‘i where we have chickens just sort of wandering around, wild, don't belong to anyone. Mostly they're moa, or Red Junglefowl, that the Hawaiians brought with them, but all kinda interbred with other domestic chicken breeds. Since we a) don't have a dog or a cat anymore, and b) we throw papaya skins around under our trees to encourage chickens to dig coqui frogs out of the leaf litter and eat them, hens and chickies like to come and hang out in our yard and forage where it's friendly and safe. ANYWAY, there's this one black silkie chicken that's been wandering around the last couple years or so, and she's got her second clutch of little half-silkie chicks, TINY BLACK PEEPING RIDICULOUS FLOOFBALLS AAAAAAAAAAAHHH they make me so happy. T__T

THING THREE! Forrest wanted to have a "found foods" dinner, so I'm sitting on a lawn chair in the dark, drinking a beer while he pokes at the grill. I brought a breadfruit, and he's got some oysters from his job at the aquaculture research facility and lobsters from his lobster dive and heart of palm that he brought back from his kayak camping trip up on the north coast last weekend and it's gonna be awesome, basically.
zolac_no_miko: (furrowed brow even now)
I continue to be terrible about this consecutive days thing but eh, this is still a pretty impressive posting schedule for me. ...TMI warning, it's day one of what I like to call my Time of Power, and my uterus is trying to escape, so it's harder than usual to be positive, but I am committed to this meme, so I'm going to be positive WHETHER MY UTERUS LIKES IT OR NOT.

THING ONE! I had breakfast in bed with my boyfriend, then I went to class with my boyfriend, then I had lunch with my boyfriend, then I went shopping for a birthday present for my boyfriend. (His birthday is on Monday.) ...I like my boyfriend. :)

THING TWO! Had to lead a discussion with my fellow grad students about our assigned reading, and I felt good about it! Filled the allotted time, encouraged discussion, underlined the important points, didn't feel nervous. Yay! :D

THING THREE! In deference to my fragile state and to the amount of things I've gotten done already today, I'm giving myself the rest of the evening lying flat on my back on my comfy couch with a bottle of Angry Orchard and episode three of The Roosevelts.
zolac_no_miko: (‘I‘iwi)
As already discussed, my long weekend at Hakalau sort of messed up the consecutive thing. I've decided to pick three things from the whole weekend and call that my Day 2.

THING ONE! Yesterday morning I had the most INCREDIBLE encounter with an ‘Io, or Hawaiian Hawk. These hawks are listed as endangered, but they're quite common on my island, and you see them flying above Hilo all the time. Hakalau, however, is the environment they evolved for, a dense forest full of their prey, Hawaiian forest birds. I see several hawks a day up there, on the hunt, quiet and intense as they glide swiftly between the trees. ...ANYWAY, I was setting up a mist net for our day of bird banding when out of the corner of my eye I saw a branch shake. I looked up to see what bird had landed, and in a low ‘ohi‘a branch about 35 feet above my head was a gorgeous light phase hawk! (‘Io come in a range of colors, categorized into "light phase," or a white chest and face, or "dark phase," mostly dark brown.) The hawk sat there for quite some time, alternately peering at me and into a tangle of ferns on the hillside, while I gaped up at it, wishing I had my camera on me. After a few minutes, it flew off, demonstrating its skill as a forest hunter by passing through a gap between two tree trunks that couldn't have been more than 6 inches wide.

THING TWO! This morning, for what I believe is the first time ever in my life, I laid eyes on the planet Mercury. I woke at 5:15 a.m. and at 6500 feet the pre-dawn sky was glorious, a dome of dark, dark blue still set with bright stars overhead, and a ring of brilliant, flaming scarlet at the horizon. The clouds were below us, and set just above them, in the middle of the fiery band of red, the small, pale face of a planet too small to be Venus. ...I wish my phone had been up to the challenge of photographing the scene, but the stars and planets were too small and unfortunately there was just no capturing that gorgeous red.

THING THREE! Just now, tiny baby gecko on my wall. :)
zolac_no_miko: (GUITAR SOLO!)
[livejournal.com profile] mithen tagged me to do this meme, and even though I'm still in the middle of another meme I figure no time like the present. My LiveJournal has been much less journal-y lately so this is a good excuse to get back to that. Plus, positivity, yay!

Rules are: for five consecutive days post three positive things that have happened, plus tag three other people to do the same, so the positivity keeps growing.

I'm going to be in Hakalau for the next three days with no internet, so I'll be ruining the consecutive thing right off the bat. I'll either make one post to cover all three days, or just skip a couple days and have Sunday be my Day 2.

Tagging [livejournal.com profile] cattraine, [livejournal.com profile] burned_phoenix, and [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby. Like Mithen, I figure if five consecutive days is tough for you, I'd rather get five non-consecutive good things than nothing at all, so go for it!

THING ONE. Well this was last night but it's within 24 hours so screw it, also I DO WHAT I WANT. Had date night with the boy, yes that boy, still the same boy since A YEAR AGO this is so weird for me, anyway we had dinner and went to see Jersey Boys, which was a nice enough date in and of itself, but then we went to Honoli‘i (the local surf spot) and made a driftwood fire on the black sand beach and sat on a towel and drank red wine from champagne flutes and watched the light of the waning moon glitter on the waves and shared stories about our youth and it was loooooooverly.

THING TWO. I really enjoyed class today! I mean, I enjoy class every day, I picked this landscape ecology class entirely because I adore the professor, JP, who is always entertaining. And the subject material has been interesting, but this is the first time it's approached the OMG COOL levels I routinely felt in JP's biodiversity class last semester. I feel like I'm really learning stuff, in a personal discovery, "Wow that's so amazing, THIS PLANET IS SO AMAZING~!" kind of way. Also, the boy is taking this class with me, and he hasn't had JP before, and he commented afterward how much he's enjoying the prof and the class, and I just kind of felt delighted that I was able to share this with him, like, YAY NOW YOU CAN BE IN ACADEMIC LOVE WITH JP ALSO, YAAAAAAY~!

THING THREE. After class I went to the lunch shop that I am in a romantic relationship with, Sweet Cane Café. I got fresh-pressed cane juice with ginger and their roasted veggie sandwich, both of which are SO DELICIOUS and also fresh and good for you and I just wanted to curl around my order and cuddle it my GOSH it was tasty. ♥_♥

So that's three things for today. :)
zolac_no_miko: (Timmy: need)
Every day (consecutively or not), post about one of your fanworks:
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something you made for someone else
4. Something you made just for yourself
5. Something for a large fandom/pairing/character
6. Something for a small fandom/pairing/character
7. Something you're just really proud of


Something you made just for yourself: I'll Be Yours (A Love Story) )
zolac_no_miko: (no peeking Tim)
I mean, it's only been a month since my last meme post, that's a totally reasonable timeframe for posting. :P

Every day (consecutively or not), post about one of your fanworks:
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something you made for someone else
4. Something you made just for yourself
5. Something for a large fandom/pairing/character
6. Something for a small fandom/pairing/character
7. Something you're just really proud of


Something you made for someone else: Best Laid Plans )
zolac_no_miko: (sexy hardware)
Every day (consecutively or not), post about one of your fanworks:
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something you made for someone else
4. Something you made just for yourself
5. Something for a large fandom/pairing/character
6. Something for a small fandom/pairing/character
7. Something you're just really proud of

Someting new: Hey, it's nice in here )
zolac_no_miko: (feet!)
Today I wrote most of a fic! And posted it! On AO3, anyway, I will remember to crosspost it here shortly. Probably. But because I'm feeling ficcish today, I'm going to start this meme, which I stole from [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby.

Every day (consecutively or not), post about one of your fanworks:
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something you made for someone else
4. Something you made just for yourself
5. Something for a large fandom/pairing/character
6. Something for a small fandom/pairing/character
7. Something you're just really proud of


Something old: Bad Day )

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