grape_soda: (Yuki Sohma)

grape_soda: (srly?)
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There's nothing I can say to rant about that 2000+ and counting people haven't already said, so rather than rant, I'll just say that in short, I'm jumping on the bandwagon and ranting about the stupid new comment system.

Oh, LJ. Why do you feel the need to fix things that aren't broken?
grape_soda: (srly?)
So I've been up all night because I can't sleep, because my protagonist has suddenly started to take shape and the getting is good for writing right now. I don't know how it is for other people, but for me, writing is either feast or famine. I mean when it's famine I still write anyway, even though it's dry and tasteless and makes no sense. I've got this whole folder of stuff I wrote through famine periods, because my fingers move on the keyboard no matter what. But when it's feast, it flows endlessly and it's like I have some weird connection to some distant world of magic or something that sends these thoughts and this sort of weird wisdom I'm sure I don't really have into my fingers, through my heart and not my brain. Like, my brain has no part of writing when it's feast.

But the point of all this is that I was thinking that I want to be annoyed because my writing won't let me sleep, but all I can be is happy because all I can think about is how much I LOVE WRITING. Seriously, it's the one thing I've been consistently passionate about since I could form coherent thoughts. Before I could hold a pencil I would come up with these long and complicated tales on my head and draw them out in scribbles, and then in grade school I'd tap out these stupid long stories on notebook paper, and then eventually I moved on to writing horror novels in notebooks in high school. And then I discovered writing on the computer and I was pumping out thousands of words a week of crappy fanfiction and horrific tales of the occult, endlessly, until it started becoming something like actual novels. I think I've morphed into a completely separate person at least four times since I got really into writing, but this crazy blinding passion for it is something that's remained consistent no matter what, no matter how sad or scared or self-loathing or stupid or jaded or whatever else I've ever been I was, writing still WORKED. It's like this connection to something outside of myself, something bigger, some other world that I can only scrape a little bit of fairy dust off the edge of when I write. Is this what it feels like for monks when they meditate? Is this that sublime state of mind they reach, or what? Am I tasting it a little bit? It's so exciting to think about, and it makes me so damn happy.

So wow... that was a novel in itself, wasn't it? XD I guess the point of this is that it's good to have passion for at least one thing, even if it's just purely recreational like mine is.

So what's your passion? Comment here, or write up your own minirant and link me to it. I want to know <3
grape_soda: (Ouran buddies)
So, guess who forgot to post about NaNoWriMo until the middle of the month? *derp*

This year I'm writing a horror novel called Redsel. It's mostly about this area of the woods where something horrible happened in the 1800's, and now it's more or less cursed and people who end up there (whether by coincidence or by fate conspiring or something) have to deal with some pretty awful things.I won't give much away, but it's hella gruesome so far, guys.

If you guys wanna become buddies, my NaNo page is here <3

Also, I've been getting a lot of people asking when I'm going to update How to Make Love Like a Host, and the answer is: soon, but next month at the soonest. With NaNo going on I don't have any time for fanfiction and I'm sorry, guys D:

So, tell me about you guys' NaNo novels if you're doing it, 'kay? I want to know.
grape_soda: (Soubi and Ritsuka)
So, I finally got a code to join Dreamwidth 8D

You guys should totally friend me if you're already there. If not, I can get you your own invite code so you can join. Just let me know and I'll grab you one!
grape_soda: (heather)
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I like The Grudge 2 WAY better than The Grudge. I thought The Grudge was completely stupid and cheesy, like an exact copy of Ju-On only not scary... and then I saw the sequel. I actually cried a little out of fear XD it's pretty hard to scare me, so I really appreciated that movie. I made me happy. I recently bought it at a garage sale and rewatched it. Still scary.

So as far that fandom goes, for me it's just Ju-On and then The Grudge 2. The Grudge and Ju-On 2 were both pretty stupid. Don't remember how I feel about The Grudge 3 anymore. All I remember is that it reminded me of Silent Hill 4 a little too much.
grape_soda: (Tamaki headphones)
So, I still don't have my computer fixed. Haven't for months. So what have I been spending all my non-writing free time doing, you ask? Why, making icons, my good chum! I've made hundreds of them. Some of them (mostly Ouran ones XD) are on my flash drive, but others I didn't save but left floating around Photobucket instead. So, I figured I'd share the PB ones now. They're for various characters and fandoms. When a character caught my fancy I'd just go and make a bunch of icons of them XD

you can find the icons here

I'll probably be adding more off and on as time passes. A couple of them aren't icons but other graphics that I made for my sister x3 Enjoy!

I'll share the Ouran ones later XD this is what I get for actually saving them and not being lazy.


May. 26th, 2011 07:33 am
grape_soda: (Ouran 1)
So, I received my copy of Silent Hill 3 in the mail yesterday.

Played it for about an hour so far.

Already in love with Heather Mason.

End of story.
grape_soda: (Haruhi)
Daisypath Friendship tickers

grape_soda: (LxMisa)
Things have improved quite a bit over the past several months. I've gotten pretty busy as of late, which is always a good thing. As it turns out my grandma is alright, and she's planning to come for a visit next month. I've landed a job with Lia Sophia and things are going surprisingly well with it so far. All in all, I'm feeling much better. Thanks again to those of you who cheered me up so much. You know who you are <3 Still no news about Sarah, but I guess things could be worse; no news is good news. With any luck, she'll be alright.

I've been avoiding using this account as a sort of self-punishment for a while, because I pulled some stupid wank in a comm a while back XD I don't know why I felt like I had to; it's not like anyone holds long-standing grudges because of something that happens on the internet. Still, I feel like an ass for some of the stuff I said, but I suppose there's not much else I can do. I accidentally deleted the entry while trying to edit it on my iPod, so it's not even as though the source of the wank exists anymore, and I apologized to everyone involved. Still, I'm a guilt horse.

Speaking of wank, I've spent the afternoon becoming immersed in Tara Gilesbie's "My Immortal", which is possibly the worst, most mind-numbing thing I've ever read, but it's just too funny not to enjoy in some sick, masochistic way. It's been deleted from FFN for years, but you can find info on it as well as read the actual fic here if you haven't already (a direct link to the actual fic's text can be found here). It's just hysterical. For those unfamiliar with this muddled mystery of a fic, it's basically a teenage girl with no common sense's version of what Harry Potter would be like if everyone was a goth, a vampire, a prep, just a plain douchebag, or a weird mix of all three and mysteriously lost their original characterizations somewhere along the way. I haven't stopped laughing since I started reading chapter one. The focus of the story is on a stereotypical "gothic" Mary Sue. It's just too horrifying and amusing not to be fattening. It's the official worst fanfic ever written. You have GOT to read it. I'm not even kidding.

Well... I'll probably post my reactions upon finishing what's been written of said fic later XD for now, I'm off to melt my brain with it until it's over with.

PS: I'm currently working on another monster of a fic since Duet is finished. My sister volunteered to beta it, but still hasn't started (it's been several months). It's a Silent Hill one... I want to get it done before I start my next Ouran one because I know the Ouran one will get all of my attention XD so if any of you would like to take a look at it for grammar and continuity errors, I'd appreciate it.
grape_soda: (Ouran buddies)
Things are going a bit better IRL but I'll post about that later...

So, I'm going to invent a potion that makes fictional characters real and immediately marry this guy:



*dead from fangasms*
I feel bad that I got him drowned in a bathtub
grape_soda: (Default)
I just found out that my grandma got let out of the hospital and she's not going to be institutionalized after all... they let her go home. Still no news about Sarah. I'm so worried about her, but I feel a little better.

I feel so guilty... I was an asshole to some people in a comm this morning and then accidentally deleted the entry so I couldn't apologize. I was so depressed about all the shit that's been going on that I just kinda took it out on them. They didn't deserve it ]:

If anyone from said comm finds their way here, I'm sorry I was such a grouchy, trolly bitch. I'm not usually like that, really.
grape_soda: (Ouran buddies)
People on FFN seemed to think this was a good idea, so I'm posting this.

I'm running a fanart contest for Duet. If you guys haven't read it, then don't worry about this XD anyway, the deal is, you draw your favorite scene from the fic (you can wait until the last two chapters are out before you start if you want), and the winner will get their own 5 chapter TamaHaru fanfic. The contest starts today and runs until May 1st. There are no rules... it can be colored, doodled, sketched, traditional or digital media... whatever you'd like. Just send me a link to your art by May! You can post it on DA or here or wherever, as long as there's a working link to it.

Also, there's also info in my DA journal if you frequent that place more! You can send entries to tatteredmemory on deviantart, too ^^ that's me on there.

I hope this isn't really pompous of me to be doing ^^; I just want to see what comes of it.

Good luck! <3

X-posted to my DA.
grape_soda: (Ouran buddies)
Sooooo, I'm rushing to write a bunch of SH-related stuff before I lose my mojo for it XD TamaHaru/just Ouran seems to be the only thing I can write with any sort of consistency.

BUT, this means that I finished my first Silent Hill fanfic really fast <3 You guys wanna read it?

Title: Bitter Season
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: James/Maria
Summary: Maria receives a letter from James... a letter that he doesn't remember writing. Desperate for answers, James is willing to chase the truth, even if it means losing his last real connection to who he is.

(here's some links for ya)
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3
Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 (final)

I really need some feedback for this fic, since it's my first SH one and I'm planning to write a few more (probably around the same length), but I need someone to tell me what I'm doing wrong XD or right, whatever.

And speaking of Silent Hill, I'm having a party this weekend (yeah, again lol), and I'm super excited. It's going to be so much fun <3 But what it has to do with SH is that currently every time my friends come over we play SH 4(which is our current project... we're always doing something XD), and so I associate seeing [ profile] suddenkiss with having to beat Walter Sullivan with a shovel in-game. Oh, my. I saw her today and I was like "Where's Walter?". I really need a life.

Well, I'll post on said party's success after the weekend. Hope everyone comes out alive XD

I love you guys.
grape_soda: (TamaHaru cheek kiss)
I hope you all have the best one possible! X3 I'm going to be spending mine with my family and watching the Ouran outtakes and playing Silent Hill XDDDD sounds like heaven right now.

Also, I wrote this year's V-Day fic. It's TamaHaru (of course) and it borders on being porny. click here to read it.

Sooooo... I've got my hair bleached for my Maria cosplay:
lol pics )
Now I just have to dye the ends and find the material for the skirt and sew it, and make the choker. I already have all the supplies for the choker and belt and I found the top on sale.
But I need to finish my commissions before I plunge into more cosplay work XD thinking back, I should have done an Eileen cosplay before I did anything to my hair XDDDD I look WAY more like Eileen than Maria. I'm not sexy enough to make a convincing Maria OTL but I love her so much. I'm also gonna cosplay Mary (if I can hide my hair's bleached craziness in a bun) and take pics with my Mary and Maria alter egos side by side, and it might be slightly epic. Ha ha ha, it's sad that I actually have the skirt Mary wears without having to go out and buy it. And I don't even dress like that. Best coincidence ever.

ANNNNNND, the Haruhi and Hunny plushies Becca and Val made me are done:
click to see the cutest things in the world )
Uwaaaa, they're so cute X3 the Hunny one is for my friend Sammy, so I hope she'll like it. It's the second part of her Xmas present (I'M SO LATE OTL). Haruhi's dress.... uwaaaa it's different colors than in the actual episode but it's so cute.

AAAAAAND, my Eileen ([ profile] mother_reborn) got accepted to [ profile] aliunde_rpg and I'm so excited X3
grape_soda: (Ouran buddies)
I just applied for Eileen Galvin with [ profile] mother_reborn over at [ profile] aliunde_rpg
Wish me luck X3 <3 I hope I get accepted. I also want to apply with my OC Benjamin ([ profile] b_sullivan), but it'll take some time to write up that lengthy app XD he's from my novel OTL

Also, there are a bunch of new additions at my muse list. They are:

[ profile] notthedreamer
Muse: Joe Dubois
Fandom: Medium
AU: not dead ^^;
Currently At: none
[ profile] 21st_sacrament
Muse: Henry Townshend
Fandom: Silent Hill
Currently At: none
[ profile] sakamoto_akira
Muse: Akira Sakamoto
Fandom: Princess Princess/Family Complex
Currently At: none
[ profile] toorukouno
Muse: Tooru/Tohru Kouno
Fandom: Princess Princess
Currently At: none

Please feel free to start up an RP with any of these guys... or any of the people from the whole comprehensive list XD I'm always up for canon RP, crossfandom RP, the works. I crave to use some of these muses. I haven't broken a lot of them in yet. I reeeeeeeeally want to do an RP as Sakurazuka (Haruhi's customer with the short hair)... I need to make an account for her. Her AND Momoka.

Also, I'm excited because my Maria got accepted into the RP on DA that I applied for <3 shwiiiiing. It's a good day for RP.
grape_soda: (older ritsuka)
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One of the real gold Delorians, but since there are only 2 in all of existence I doubt that's ever going to happen XDDDD *aiming for the stars*
grape_soda: (Mark x Callie)
So anywaaaaaaay, my friends the beautiful twins Becca and Val made me a Mark Lilly (of Ugly Americans, the world's most underappreciated fandom) plushie! Becca sent me a pic of him today and I almost died.
pic behind the cut kyaaaaa )
I WANNA DIE HE'S SO CUTE. Ahhhhh, it looks just like him! His hair and his eyes and his outfit... it's all so perfect. THEY EVEN GOT HIS EYEBROWS RIGHT. He's the fifth plushie they've made for me and their style just keeps getting better and better! I love it so much eeeeeee <3
They're also making me a Haruhi plushie to go with the Tamaki one they made XD I'll post pics of her later, after she gets finished. Maybe I'll post pics of all the plushies I've gotten from them after I get Haruhi and Mark in the mail <3 BECCA AND VAL ARE THE BEST PEOPLE EVER, EEEEEEEEEH

*rapes Mark/Callie icon*

In other news, I'm on week 2 of my antibiotics and my face is clearing up really nicely <3 I'm still getting new breakouts but the horrible one I'm taking them for is mostly passed. Adult acne is the worst /: I hope I don't have to do Accutane. I like acne more than Crohn's Disease.

And finally, finally I got to play Born from a Wish <3 I had so much fun with it. Brittany and I beat it in 2 hours, and we fully intend to play it again as soon as we meet our goal of getting the Maria ending in SH2 (we're about half done with playing the whole game through again already... good god). Uaaaa, I love Maria to pieces. She's such an asshole sometimes, but she's so adorable. And she's more fun to play with than James. She's a fucking stripper with a meat cleaver, for goodness sake 8D. In conclusion... I would probably plow Maria.

Well, that's all for today.
grape_soda: (Tamaki headphones)
Going to Hobby Lobby today to get some fabric to make the choker/skirt for my Maria (Silent Hill 2) cosplay <3 I'm dyeing my hair for it this week, too. I'll probably post some pics of the finished cosplay soon if anyone wants to see them. I also want to cosplay Ariel DuBois but I can't afford a wig and I don't want to bleach ALL of my hair XD

Also, most of my commission stuff is done with the exception of [ profile] stefanie_k's! Sorry Steff, I promise I'll finish it. The ring is just a lot more complicated to make than I expected XDDDD

here's what's left:
Mallory: just have to repair some damage I did to the train necklace and make the ootoro ring
Steff: I don't know XD I keep having to start over on the ring

Also, thanks to the fact that I finished Silent Hill 2 I've had "Promise" stuck in my head for days /: blaaaaaaaah

Also also... will someone please draw me Tamaki with his shirt off if they have the time? XDDD I want some Tama moe art BAD.

Have a good weekend, guys!
grape_soda: (Tamaki mad)
My fandom life is in shambles at the moment. My real life is going great, but I must take a moment to lament my fandom life, since it's not really a big deal enough to mention to people I know IRL XDDDDD I feel slightly better because of how ABSOLUTELY AWESOME the Ouran oneshot was, but I'll post about that later. Because for now:

I read about the Medium series finale and... JOE IS DEAD. What the fuck? Joe, the object of my moe since episode one, died in a PLANE CRASH. What? WHAT!? WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!? After a long, loving marriage Allison loses him to a PLANE CRASH in the FINAL EPISODE? WHAT WAS THE POINT? Did they just WANT me to lose my soul? I can see if Jake Weber wanted to quit so they killed of his character but the show was OVER with no chance of being renewed. And they killed him anyway.
I absolutely refused to believe that the episode ever happened.
I will not watch it.

Also, I got the ending in Silent Hill 2 where James commits suicide. Great. 2 of my moe objects dead (and we had to kill Maria, too). At least I can try again on SH2 and get an ending where everything turns out just hunky dory for James and he married Maria and has a million babies (in the future, of course)...


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