meganbmoore: (fantasy heroine)

Via [livejournal.com profile] telophase :

DIRECTIONS:
  • reply to this post with the word MEME and I will pick six of your icons.
     
  • make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
     
  • other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
     
  • this will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.
She chose:




Answers(includes vague spoilers for Tsubasa at Vol 16. Except I'm learning it's not much for Clamp. )

Addendum to meme:  I live to blather about my icons.  Feel free to ask about 6 more.

ETA:  chosen by [livejournal.com profile] chomiji :

 


 

explanations )

Chosen by[info]escalove :

   

 

explanations )



 

meganbmoore: (damo)
 Anyone want to animate this for me, slow enough to be read, if possible?  (No, the words aren't quite even, but who will notice?)


 
meganbmoore: (Default)
 Anyone want to animate this for me, slow enough to be read, if possible?  (No, the words aren't quite even, but who will notice?)


 
meganbmoore: (d.gray-man-lenalee)

Since a few of you have asked about this and others have mentioned it, not knowing that it's in pretty much my backyard:  The police raided a polygamist compound outside Eldorado, TX where young girls(as young as 12, I believe) were being married off, resulting in over 400 children being relocated to San Angelo(where I live) making this the biggest family law case...uhm...ever, I think.  Here is an article that sums up the current status and links to the background.

Unless people want me to, I likely won't be commenting on this much unless it afects my personal life.  Not because I don't care(far from it), but because I expect it'll be pretty well publicized by people far better at such things than I.

On the fannish front, there's a meme going around about female characters you love, who seem to get grief from fandom.  I've tried doing it a few times, but my list is far, far too long.  However, 

[profile] rawles  has a post that pretty well explains why it's hard for me to do so, and my reactions to most of fandom in general.

Especially this part:

[profile] sainfoin_fields has coined terms for two afflictions from which I currently suffer (she too has these issues): Fictional Lesbianism and Anyanka Syndrome.

Fictional Lesbianism is pretty simple. The vast majority of the time, I will care about, invest in, identify with, empathize with, and feel the pathos of female characters exponentially more than male ones. It's not that I don't love many a dude; I am, in fact, very, very fond of boys and I like imaginary ones best of all. But most of the time, there needs to be a strong female presence for me to muster up some caring, in general, and I will usually love my favourite girl characters more than my favourite males ones.

The second affliction is more complicated and troublesome than the first. Anyanka Syndrome is quite simply the INSANELY INCONVENIENT compulsion to be completely obsessed with any mistreated female character, be the source of her mistreatment canon, fandom, or some mixture of both. My list of Leftover Ladies of Fiction is long and frustrating and emotionally draining.

And these two things...they pretty much completely control everything I ever do in fandom.


She also says a lot of things that I've tried to say before, but failed pretty miserably at.

But to end on a cheerier note:  Many on my f-list are suddenly watching The Romance of Red Dust.  I have no idea how they discovered it, but it thrills me to see the posts on the subject popping up.  

[personal profile] rachelmanija  posts here and here
[personal profile] oyceter  posts here
[personal profile] shewhohashope  posts here
[personal profile] coffeeandink  posts here

Only Rachel's second post covers past ep 5.  GO READ THEM!!!  And...if I have missed a post, tell me.

Also, [personal profile] yhlee  posts on the first three episodes of Damo.  Go read that, too.
meganbmoore: (Default)

Since a few of you have asked about this and others have mentioned it, not knowing that it's in pretty much my backyard:  The police raided a polygamist compound outside Eldorado, TX where young girls(as young as 12, I believe) were being married off, resulting in over 400 children being relocated to San Angelo(where I live) making this the biggest family law case...uhm...ever, I think.  Here is an article that sums up the current status and links to the background.

Unless people want me to, I likely won't be commenting on this much unless it afects my personal life.  Not because I don't care(far from it), but because I expect it'll be pretty well publicized by people far better at such things than I.

On the fannish front, there's a meme going around about female characters you love, who seem to get grief from fandom.  I've tried doing it a few times, but my list is far, far too long.  However, 

[profile] rawles  has a post that pretty well explains why it's hard for me to do so, and my reactions to most of fandom in general.

Especially this part:

[profile] sainfoin_fields has coined terms for two afflictions from which I currently suffer (she too has these issues): Fictional Lesbianism and Anyanka Syndrome.

Fictional Lesbianism is pretty simple. The vast majority of the time, I will care about, invest in, identify with, empathize with, and feel the pathos of female characters exponentially more than male ones. It's not that I don't love many a dude; I am, in fact, very, very fond of boys and I like imaginary ones best of all. But most of the time, there needs to be a strong female presence for me to muster up some caring, in general, and I will usually love my favourite girl characters more than my favourite males ones.

The second affliction is more complicated and troublesome than the first. Anyanka Syndrome is quite simply the INSANELY INCONVENIENT compulsion to be completely obsessed with any mistreated female character, be the source of her mistreatment canon, fandom, or some mixture of both. My list of Leftover Ladies of Fiction is long and frustrating and emotionally draining.

And these two things...they pretty much completely control everything I ever do in fandom.


She also says a lot of things that I've tried to say before, but failed pretty miserably at.

But to end on a cheerier note:  Many on my f-list are suddenly watching The Romance of Red Dust.  I have no idea how they discovered it, but it thrills me to see the posts on the subject popping up.  

[personal profile] rachelmanija  posts here and here
[personal profile] oyceter  posts here
[personal profile] shewhohashope  posts here
[personal profile] coffeeandink  posts here

Only Rachel's second post covers past ep 5.  GO READ THEM!!!  And...if I have missed a post, tell me.

Also, [personal profile] yhlee  posts on the first three episodes of Damo.  Go read that, too.
meganbmoore: (trick height)
So, most of the dorama portion of my f-list seems to be doing "top 10" lists.  [profile] calixaand [personal profile] lesbiassparrowtold me to, so I shall, though it's possible that several I hope to watch soon will shake it up. No pics or MVs from me though, I'm afraid.

meganbmoore: (Default)
So, most of the dorama portion of my f-list seems to be doing "top 10" lists.  [profile] calixaand [personal profile] lesbiassparrowtold me to, so I shall, though it's possible that several I hope to watch soon will shake it up. No pics or MVs from me though, I'm afraid.

meganbmoore: (bourne)
This has been going around the f-list a bit in various forms.  My fictional likes/crushes tend to remain relatively constant, as I'm really stubborn and generally end up comparing other characters to these, all of whom have been here for a year or longer(ok, technically, Bourne came back when the new movie came out...but he was there earlier)

In no order whatsoever.


meganbmoore: (Default)
This has been going around the f-list a bit in various forms.  My fictional likes/crushes tend to remain relatively constant, as I'm really stubborn and generally end up comparing other characters to these, all of whom have been here for a year or longer(ok, technically, Bourne came back when the new movie came out...but he was there earlier)

In no order whatsoever.


meganbmoore: (damo 2)
 I think I'm about to embark on a wuxia binge(sure, I only have 3 series waiting, but I could probably make that last a month)  As several people have friended me since I last watched wuxia(not that it's been that long) and some probably didn't know what I was talking about when I was posting, I have slapped together a wuxia guide-type post.

It ended up rather longer than planned, but is still much shorter than it could be. 

Here is wikipedia's entry on wuxia.



[personal profile] meganbmoore's much less informative but more succinct description:  Wuxia are coming of age adventure stories set in ancient and medieval China.  The heroes are (in my experience) usually young men raised in near or total seclusion, or who led simpler lives before starting on their adventures.  Most are motivated either by a need to fulfill a promise to a parent or master, or by revenge(or both.)  Though they don't always start out that way, they usually end up being one of the greatest fighter's of their time.  Romance always plays some role, but with varying importance to the plot.  Sometimes it will be a main focus, others, a more background thing.  Most heroes, though, have several girls in love with them throughout the series.  Some will love more than one girl(usually in succession, not simultaneously) and others (the good ones) will only love one girl throughout.  If a series has 2 major heroes, there will usually be at least one of each kind. Some wuxia are straight up fantasy, and others historical dramas.  Most, however, still have a touch of the fantastic, and all, even the most strictly historical, involve fantastical acrobatics, including impressive aerial feats(called "wire-fu.")

I'm not going to get into wuxia movies(except to say that Hero seems to be the most popular but, IMO, none come close to matching up to Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon) but most that have been released in the US in recent years-Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, etc.-are of the straight historical drama with amazing acrobatics variety.

meganbmoore: (Default)
 I think I'm about to embark on a wuxia binge(sure, I only have 3 series waiting, but I could probably make that last a month)  As several people have friended me since I last watched wuxia(not that it's been that long) and some probably didn't know what I was talking about when I was posting, I have slapped together a wuxia guide-type post.

It ended up rather longer than planned, but is still much shorter than it could be. 

Here is wikipedia's entry on wuxia.



[personal profile] meganbmoore's much less informative but more succinct description:  Wuxia are coming of age adventure stories set in ancient and medieval China.  The heroes are (in my experience) usually young men raised in near or total seclusion, or who led simpler lives before starting on their adventures.  Most are motivated either by a need to fulfill a promise to a parent or master, or by revenge(or both.)  Though they don't always start out that way, they usually end up being one of the greatest fighter's of their time.  Romance always plays some role, but with varying importance to the plot.  Sometimes it will be a main focus, others, a more background thing.  Most heroes, though, have several girls in love with them throughout the series.  Some will love more than one girl(usually in succession, not simultaneously) and others (the good ones) will only love one girl throughout.  If a series has 2 major heroes, there will usually be at least one of each kind. Some wuxia are straight up fantasy, and others historical dramas.  Most, however, still have a touch of the fantastic, and all, even the most strictly historical, involve fantastical acrobatics, including impressive aerial feats(called "wire-fu.")

I'm not going to get into wuxia movies(except to say that Hero seems to be the most popular but, IMO, none come close to matching up to Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon) but most that have been released in the US in recent years-Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, etc.-are of the straight historical drama with amazing acrobatics variety.

meganbmoore: (lullaby-blah blah blah)
Parents' keyboard=EVIL.  I have to literally pound on the keys to get anything out of them(yet, I'm still updating)

Does anyone find it weird to visit their parents and sleep in a different bed in what used to be their room?  Maybe it's because the bed there(mine went to the apt. with me) used to be my grandparent's guest bed(and used to be covered in inhuman amounts of lace)  Granted, I've been told I can sleep in my parents' bed, but...it's my parents' bed.

Also, why is it that I can spend 22 years out in the country and insect night sounds don't even register, but thjen I live in town for a year and they're the loudest things ever?(OTOH, cars at any time of night no longer bother me)

Another thing of import:  some of my manga has FINALLY shown up at Waldenbooks(the ones people on my flist would care about are Vampire Knight, Death Note and possibly Skip-Beat)

Also, after  [personal profile] dangermousie's post earlier, I saw the HK movie Legend of Speed at Hastings for $7 and got it on a whim...they also had the first(of 4) volumes of the cdrama Laughing in the Wind.  Sounds promising, we'll see.  i've also decided that Nicholas Tse fighting blindfolded in the rain after angsting at a grave is likely one of the top 5 hottest things in a dorama *says possibly because there vould be hotter things she's hasn't seen yet*  Not that I've all but memorized the opening credits or anything(angsty guy w/ swords winning against what should be absolutely impossible odds=major kink)  I don't like the grave part though, mostly because I rather like the 2 people who are the prime options for being in the grave...

My Handsome Siblings DVDs also have a trailer for Return of the Conder Hero and...uhm...yeah, glad it was in the order I placed this week.

Also, since Seven Swordsmen and Chinese Paladin have both come up in several places lately(I guess all my dorama loving friends view me as their main resource...not that I mind, though I really have seen comparatively fewer than people seem to think) I've been poking around youtube for vids.  Now, Seven Swordsmen...well, the only thing I love with fewer vids there is Musashi(which has none, which depresses me to no end) even Trick has(slightly) more.  Chinese Paladin, however, has TONS.  I watched one video that was almost 6 minutes long and completely avoided angst until the last minute, yet I was blubbering 10 seconds into it when I recognized the scene it was, even though there were no subs.  The scene is the 6 leads making a friendship promise that no matter what, they'll all return to that spot in 10 years, even if their lives take them on wildly different paths.  The rest, up until the last minute, is bits of their friendship and almost completely angstless, and then the last minute is the events that kept them from keeping the promise(with one exception, it's non-explicit enough that you won't be spoiled as to their various fates...there'll likely be a Chinese Paladin vid spam soon) and it made me realize that, while Seven Swordsmen is my favorite cdrama, I'm actually more emotionally invested in the characters in Chinese Paladin(and really, my preference for one over the over is marginal...make Xiao Yao less bratty the first half and Ling'er less whiny and self-centered in the middle chunk, and they'd likely be reversed)  The same is true of my two favorite doramas, Musashi and Damo, where I'm more invested in Chae-Ohk, Hwangbo Yoon and Jang Sung-Baek than I am in Takezo, Otsu and Kojiro.  In both cases, I think the difference is that I'm more invested in the story as a whole in Musashi and Seven Swordsmen than in Damo and Chinese Paladin(though all investment for Damo outweighs Seven Swordsmen) and in the end, the overall investment(plot, setting-in these cases, historical context-etc.) outweighs the character investment for me.

Ok I THINK I started out with more to say on the matter when I sat down to do this, but I left midway through to do something and it's after 3 am and I'm too tired to be bothered to try to remember.  Maybe tomorrow, maybe it's gone forever.  NIGHT!
meganbmoore: (Default)
Parents' keyboard=EVIL.  I have to literally pound on the keys to get anything out of them(yet, I'm still updating)

Does anyone find it weird to visit their parents and sleep in a different bed in what used to be their room?  Maybe it's because the bed there(mine went to the apt. with me) used to be my grandparent's guest bed(and used to be covered in inhuman amounts of lace)  Granted, I've been told I can sleep in my parents' bed, but...it's my parents' bed.

Also, why is it that I can spend 22 years out in the country and insect night sounds don't even register, but thjen I live in town for a year and they're the loudest things ever?(OTOH, cars at any time of night no longer bother me)

Another thing of import:  some of my manga has FINALLY shown up at Waldenbooks(the ones people on my flist would care about are Vampire Knight, Death Note and possibly Skip-Beat)

Also, after  [personal profile] dangermousie's post earlier, I saw the HK movie Legend of Speed at Hastings for $7 and got it on a whim...they also had the first(of 4) volumes of the cdrama Laughing in the Wind.  Sounds promising, we'll see.  i've also decided that Nicholas Tse fighting blindfolded in the rain after angsting at a grave is likely one of the top 5 hottest things in a dorama *says possibly because there vould be hotter things she's hasn't seen yet*  Not that I've all but memorized the opening credits or anything(angsty guy w/ swords winning against what should be absolutely impossible odds=major kink)  I don't like the grave part though, mostly because I rather like the 2 people who are the prime options for being in the grave...

My Handsome Siblings DVDs also have a trailer for Return of the Conder Hero and...uhm...yeah, glad it was in the order I placed this week.

Also, since Seven Swordsmen and Chinese Paladin have both come up in several places lately(I guess all my dorama loving friends view me as their main resource...not that I mind, though I really have seen comparatively fewer than people seem to think) I've been poking around youtube for vids.  Now, Seven Swordsmen...well, the only thing I love with fewer vids there is Musashi(which has none, which depresses me to no end) even Trick has(slightly) more.  Chinese Paladin, however, has TONS.  I watched one video that was almost 6 minutes long and completely avoided angst until the last minute, yet I was blubbering 10 seconds into it when I recognized the scene it was, even though there were no subs.  The scene is the 6 leads making a friendship promise that no matter what, they'll all return to that spot in 10 years, even if their lives take them on wildly different paths.  The rest, up until the last minute, is bits of their friendship and almost completely angstless, and then the last minute is the events that kept them from keeping the promise(with one exception, it's non-explicit enough that you won't be spoiled as to their various fates...there'll likely be a Chinese Paladin vid spam soon) and it made me realize that, while Seven Swordsmen is my favorite cdrama, I'm actually more emotionally invested in the characters in Chinese Paladin(and really, my preference for one over the over is marginal...make Xiao Yao less bratty the first half and Ling'er less whiny and self-centered in the middle chunk, and they'd likely be reversed)  The same is true of my two favorite doramas, Musashi and Damo, where I'm more invested in Chae-Ohk, Hwangbo Yoon and Jang Sung-Baek than I am in Takezo, Otsu and Kojiro.  In both cases, I think the difference is that I'm more invested in the story as a whole in Musashi and Seven Swordsmen than in Damo and Chinese Paladin(though all investment for Damo outweighs Seven Swordsmen) and in the end, the overall investment(plot, setting-in these cases, historical context-etc.) outweighs the character investment for me.

Ok I THINK I started out with more to say on the matter when I sat down to do this, but I left midway through to do something and it's after 3 am and I'm too tired to be bothered to try to remember.  Maybe tomorrow, maybe it's gone forever.  NIGHT!
meganbmoore: (lullaby-blah blah blah)
Long-ish and maybe a bit ranty.


ETA: You disagree with my opinion on something, fine.  I have no problem whatsoever with debates. You tell me my opinion is bull because it's not the same as yours?  That's something else altogether, no matter who you are.
meganbmoore: (Default)
Long-ish and maybe a bit ranty.


ETA: You disagree with my opinion on something, fine.  I have no problem whatsoever with debates. You tell me my opinion is bull because it's not the same as yours?  That's something else altogether, no matter who you are.
meganbmoore: (witchblade-sara ian 1)

  [info]prozacpark tagged me for this the other day, though I've seen it before.

Six Ships I Love
1. Laura Holt/Remington Steele (Remington Steele)
2. Shuri/Sarasa (Basara)
3. Chae-Ohk/Hwangbo Yoon (Damo)
4. Sara/Ian (Witchblade)
5. Kyo/Yuya (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
6. Will/Elizabeth (Pirates of the Caribbean)

SIX????  I CAN ONLY HAVE SIX???  Shouldn't I at least be allowed 10?  This meme is MEAN by only allowing you such a small number...No real order...just which popped to mind first...the first three will pretty much ALWAYS immediately pop to mind, though.

Three Ships I Liked, But Don't Anymore
7. Nightwing/Oracle (DC Comics)
8. Wes/Fred (Angel)
9. Paige/Jono (Generation X)

This was actually harder...I rarely STOP liking ships...it's more like "something happened to make the shipping irrelevant anyway" than "liked, but don't anymore"

Three Ships I Don't Like
10. Scott/Emma (X-Men)
11. Jack/Elizabeth (Pirates of the Caribbean)
12. Sara/Gleason (Witchblade)

Now that?  Appalling easy.

Two Ships I Am Curious About, But Don't Actually Ship
13. Spike/Ilyria (Angel)
14. Jayne/River (Firefly/Serenity)

*looks at the questions*  HEY! Can I go back and changes the order a bit?  No? Darn.

I tried as hard as I could to avoid spoilers.  I think anything that's a spoiler is a year to several years old for US comics.


I hereby tag everyone on my flist who's remotely prone to shipping and hasn't done this yet, and think those who have should link me to their posts in case I missed it.

ETA:  The OTP in the icon is Sara/Ian.  Strong, capable heroine who kicks serious butt. but whose personal life is a shambles + hot, angsty assassin obsessed with her and their shared destiny=complete win. 

meganbmoore: (Default)

  [info]prozacpark tagged me for this the other day, though I've seen it before.

Six Ships I Love
1. Laura Holt/Remington Steele (Remington Steele)
2. Shuri/Sarasa (Basara)
3. Chae-Ohk/Hwangbo Yoon (Damo)
4. Sara/Ian (Witchblade)
5. Kyo/Yuya (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
6. Will/Elizabeth (Pirates of the Caribbean)

SIX????  I CAN ONLY HAVE SIX???  Shouldn't I at least be allowed 10?  This meme is MEAN by only allowing you such a small number...No real order...just which popped to mind first...the first three will pretty much ALWAYS immediately pop to mind, though.

Three Ships I Liked, But Don't Anymore
7. Nightwing/Oracle (DC Comics)
8. Wes/Fred (Angel)
9. Paige/Jono (Generation X)

This was actually harder...I rarely STOP liking ships...it's more like "something happened to make the shipping irrelevant anyway" than "liked, but don't anymore"

Three Ships I Don't Like
10. Scott/Emma (X-Men)
11. Jack/Elizabeth (Pirates of the Caribbean)
12. Sara/Gleason (Witchblade)

Now that?  Appalling easy.

Two Ships I Am Curious About, But Don't Actually Ship
13. Spike/Ilyria (Angel)
14. Jayne/River (Firefly/Serenity)

*looks at the questions*  HEY! Can I go back and changes the order a bit?  No? Darn.

I tried as hard as I could to avoid spoilers.  I think anything that's a spoiler is a year to several years old for US comics.


I hereby tag everyone on my flist who's remotely prone to shipping and hasn't done this yet, and think those who have should link me to their posts in case I missed it.

ETA:  The OTP in the icon is Sara/Ian.  Strong, capable heroine who kicks serious butt. but whose personal life is a shambles + hot, angsty assassin obsessed with her and their shared destiny=complete win. 

meganbmoore: (Default)
First 10 can be found here.

Teasers:

   

icons )


meganbmoore: (Default)
First 10 can be found here.

Teasers:

   

icons )


icons: Damo

Feb. 8th, 2007 03:01 am
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I have finally got Paint Shop Pro to DL again.  I am back in my icon making comfy zone.

So I celebrated in making a dent in the couple hundred bases I have waiting.

Small batch, so teasers are mildly silly(though my new default pic is one of them)

One of these is somewhat spoilery, so It's at the end

icons )

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