mooging: (Havemercy: oh thom)
I have spent the last few days having my brain eaten by Havemercy, the first book by Jaida Jones ([ profile] ladyjaida, she of Shoebox notoriety) and Dani Bennett ([ profile] danibennett). Most of you have already experienced me metaphorically shoving this book at your faces, but I felt compelled to make a post about it, because, OH MY GOD.

Also, you all need to read it as of yesterday. Here is a summary I wrote, ganked from a comment in [ profile] sophieisgod's journal:

Moog-style summary, no spoilers past the set-up for the novel, so, like, the first chapter? )

TL;DR: SHORT VERSION - GAY MAGICIANS AND METAL DRAGONS. READ IT NOWWW. It takes a bit longer to get into than some books do, but this is because you are immediately introduced to four different characters who have four different ways of looking at the world, and knowledge about the world, and so the first few chapters are quite heavy on the confusion/world-building factors, but, honestly, it is so good that that doesn't seem to matter.



A big thanks goes to [ profile] twicetheheart31 who has been joining me in writing epically long comments about this book, and to whom I say BALFOURRRRR, because I am re-reading it now and HIS GLOVES. Oh, hey, do some of you not know what I'm talking about? READ THE BOOK.

No, no, I will not stop talking about this book until everyone I know has read it.

Moving on: icon meme time! I have two of these to do, and another cold, wth body, and so this seemed like the right day to play.

That one that was floating around a while ago, but I Am Slow - apparently - and also I like looking at icons. )

And this one too:

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

[ profile] miss_atom gave me these to talk about. )

That was a lot of words about nothing! Well done good werks to me. Here are some miscellaneous words:

- Today, in an effort to provide my cold-ridden self with some good noms, I made some banana bread, only I modified the recipe to include pecans and dairy-free chocolate chunks, and it is indeed good noms. NOM NOM NOM.

- I am currently enjoying the benefits of having an 90 day free introductory period to LoveFilm, which I am abusing by using it to watch things I just wouldn't pay money for and also indulging in the fact that I am apparently entirely ridiculous and currently only want to watch ridiculous things. What I have at home right now: The Rage in Placid Lake, Wild Child and Mulan. OH YEAH, I'M COOL.

- I am pretending that if I don't think about the exams, either they won't happen or I won't freak out. Either of these two options is an acceptable outcome.

- HAVEMERCY, EVERYONE, GO AND READ IT. The paperback version comes out in July, and so does the sequel, jkadajhdjkg, I am so excited.

One last meme, edited because I have done this one a freaking zillion times, and you don't want to hear the same thing from me, like, again:

Comment on this entry, and I will:

1. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
2. Tell you something I like about you.
3. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
4. Rec you something on the internets to go and look at.
5. In return, you must can post this in your LJ, if you feel like procrastinating too.

- Let me know if you comment which (if either, or indeed, if you choose both) meme you'd like to play along with.

mooging: (DW: poke it with a stick)

By which I mean, hello, I am at the house of the lovely [ profile] rionaleonhart. (Those of you who also have her friended will be aware of this. Possibly this will have something to do with the insane entry we made in her journal at We Should Have Been Asleep o'clock last night, but there we go. For those of you have been spared this, you are spared no longer! It is here.)

ANYWAY THAT IS NOT WHY I AM POSTING. I apologise whole-heartedly to you poor long-suffering people who are friends of both me and Riona, and are members of [ profile] derrenbrownfic, because this will now be the third time you have seen this announcement, but NEVER MIND, this apparently is worth pimping the hell out of in all possible locations.

[ profile] rionaleonhart and I are co-writing an epic and sprawling fic about the amazing time-travelling adventures of Derren Brown as the Doctor's companion (yes, really), and we have just posted the first part in this fic's BRAND NEW COMMUNITY, [ profile] andtimetravel.

You can find the first section, In Which Derren Discovers That Doctor Who and Pokémon Are Not Quite As Fictional As He May Have Imagined, here


Possibly there may be a sea-serpent involved. You'll just have to read it to find out more about that (totally worth it).

IN WORDS THAT ARE NOT ABOUT [ profile] andtimetravel, and which are also slightly redundant if you read that entry I linked to at the start of this post, we have been watching copious amounts of Merlin (with a bonus [ profile] reipan - er, she was in the room with us, not on the television, I should point out) and also playing ridiculous video games - FINAL FANTASY XII AND WE ♥ KATAMARI WHAT WHAT WHAT AM I EVEN DOING WITH MY LIFE - and it has all been brilliant. This is despite British Rail's best efforts to not allow me to get here, as the train I was on spectacularly failed to remain working and we were all kicked off at some ridiculous station that was not where I wanted to go, and then graciously allowed to get on another train that was going where I wanted, but it had the unfortunate disadvantage of having people from four different trains travelling on it, and so I had to stand up with my bags for an hour and a half, ajdjadjkaskja FAIL BRITISH PUBLIC TRANSPORT. And then, and then, it got me to where I had to legitimately change trains too late for my ticket to work, so I had to buy another one. ANGER. But I am here now, and it is awesome ([ profile] andtimetravel [ profile] andtimetravel [ profile] andtimetravel) so that's all right.

What we are going to do now is go into town and make faintly embarrassing purchases. What I love about the internets is that 'faintly embarrassing purchases' loses all kind of terrifying sinister and/or sexual connotations and instead means WE ARE GOING TO BUY ROBIN HOOD AND MERLIN DVDS, LOLOL WE ARE SUCH CHILDREN.


In conclusion: [ profile] andtimetravel, and I will be back from the land of Riona tomorrow.

♥ ♥ ♥
mooging: (Misc: CH: little grabby magic hands)
O flist, I have a query for you:

Does Lent begin on Ash Wednesday, or the Friday after? I remember a big debate about this in one of my Religious classes during my GCSEs and not actually paying any attention to what was decided. SO I TURN TO YOU.

ANYWAY. Here are some videos for your faces ♥

YouTube favourites, how I enjoy you )

lol spam

Feb. 6th, 2009 12:36 am
mooging: (DW: a little blue box)
Also, these things:

New Torchwood preview and various related spaffing )

David Tennant's new video diary and related spaffing )

Spaffing is clearly the order of the day (or, er, the night. Morning? IDK)

So, that's two pointless posts in the space of, what, 10 minutes? Also, Lucifer Box, Torchwood and Doctor Who? Nooo, I'm not a sci-fi/fantasy girl at all, why do you ask? Win for the BBC.


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