meganbmoore: (Default)
Ultimate fandom tropes meme going around:
RankName
1Royalty/Arranged Marriage
1Enemies to Friends to Lovers
1Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
1Seemingly Unrequited Pining
1Actually Unrequited Pining
1Found Families
1Rivalmancy
1Friends to Lovers
1Loyalty Kink
1Age Difference (possibly due to time travel)
11Magical Connection (telepathy, etc)
12Fake Out Make Out
13Soulmate Identifying Marks: Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc
14Trapped in an Elevator/Snowed-In Cabin/etc
15Amnesia
16Espionage AU
16Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
16A/B/O
16Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
16Vampires/Werewolves AU
21Adopting/Raising a Baby
21Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
21High School/Uni AU
21Hurt/Comfort
21'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Warp
21Incest
27Role Reversal AU
28Sex Pollen
Source

I'm not overly big on the algorithm. You have 2 options and you can choose one, say both, or say no opinion. "both" or "no opinion" means you keep getting asked over and over again. "Both is ok because, in theory, it'll eventually come to what trope you like more of 2 tropes you like. I wish, though, that there was a "dislike" option so that once you clicked on it, it got shunted to the bottom and you didn't have to deal with it again. Becauseo f how it works, the first time I did it, I went "HAHAHA NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS." The second time, once I knew how it worked, was fairly accurate in what should be in the top 10 of the available options, but rather iffy after that.

But it is fun.

In other news, Netflix has new episodes of Ever After High up, though I'm not sure anyone but me cares. They were fun, though, and took place in Wonderland. (And unlike most depictions of Wonderland, this Wonderland was uttely nonsensical, as it should be.)
meganbmoore: (loch: rong + nianci)
from [personal profile] snarp Favorite relatively-short wuxia series with female protagonist(s)?

This is, sadly, an easy one to answer.

To my knowledge, there aren't any. Most wuxia series are between 30-40 episodes, sometimes longer, less often a bit shorter. In addition, almost every wuxia series has a male lead, though most that I've seen have had numerous female characters with several as major characters. The only wuxia I know of with a female lead is Legend of the White-Haired Demoness (aka The Bride With White Hair), though I don't know of any TV series based on it that are completely subtitled in English. (I believe the one from a couple years ago is partly subtitled on vikii, but vikii has never worked well for me.)

There are some non-wuxia historical biodramas and melodramas with female leads, but I've only found most of them on vikii, and various adaptations of The Strange Tales of Liao Zhai seem to mostly pick stories that are either heavy on women, or can be reworked to be so.
As far as wuxia series go, most of the ones I really like tend to be based on either Jin Jong or Liang Yusheng novels.  Some good starters are probably the 2006 Return of the Condor Heroes (there's a new one coming out, but it sounds awful), the 2008 Paladins in Troubled Times, and the 2007 Sword Stained With Royal Blood. (These are all Zhang Ji Zhong productions, which was not deliberate, but does mean that there are good fight scenes, largely good costuming choices, and lots of hair fluttering in the wind while indoors.)  There's also the 2008 version of Legend of the Condor Heroes, though it's almost 50 episodes long, and it's half an awesome series with the BEST HEROINE EVER (and a really cute romance), and half annoying manpain with a dude I found thoroughly uninteresting and a heroine I reallyreally wanted to go to the other half of the series, and find a less emotionally abusive and unstable boyfriend.  This one isn't a Zhang Ji Zhong production, though I've heard good things about his version from the early 2000s, but I haven't seen it yet.

All that said: there are a few people who will probably read this who have watched more wuxia than I, and may have suggestions.

meganbmoore: (sleepy hollow: abbie the fry thief)
Taken from [personal profile] mfirefly10 this time.

Give me a fandom (or more than one) and I will answer these questions

Who is your OTP?
Who is your NOTP?
Favourite OTP scene?
Who is your OT3?
3 favourite characters?
Least favourite character?
Scene you’d like to see?
Favourite flashback?
Favourite season and why?
Best minor character?
Most badass character?
Funniest character?
meganbmoore: (7 seeds: hana/natsu)
[personal profile] chaila : Mangas that you would recommend to people interested in trying manga for the first time (asking for a friend).


(Further probing revealed that ladies and Sci-Fi are preferred.)

So, the Sci-fi part is a bit hard. Generally speaking, I watch a fair bit of Sci-Fi, but I don't read much. This applies to Japanese output as much as US output. I've seen a fair number of Sci-Fi anime, but haven't read as much manga in that genre. That said:

These first two are series that I only fairly recently discovered, and so actually have decent writeups of that I don't feel the need to revisit and see if I said anything about them that I wouldn't say now. (Not that I revisited posts on the others. Just saying.)

Karakuri Odette: A relatively short and absolutely adorable series about a teenaged girl who is actually a robot, and who goes to high school. Very very little actual science, but lots of adorableness with Odette making friends and learning about humans and human interactions and becoming obsessed with cute things.

7 Seeds: The only series I'm recommending here that isn't licensed in the
US, and probably never will be. This is a post-apocalyptic series about 5 groups of youths who were cryogenically frozen as a last ditch effort to save some of humanity from a meteor that was expected to wipe out most if not all human life. (My favorite team is the team of "rejects" who were only sent along just in case the teams made up of more prestigious members of society ended up being a bit too precious to survive post-apocalyptic Japan.) The various teams' pods were meant to only release them when environmental conditions were once again safe for humanity, but it's possible that they actually simply broke down. There's a huge variety of characters, both male and female, and a big emphasis that no one type of person or set of skills is better than the other. There are four main narrators, two male and two female, but the male narrators have less POV focus after their respective teams' backstories are told. There are parts that are thoroughly depressing and several volumes made me think I might gnaw my fingers off from fretting, and it is wonderful.

Basara: This is a post-apocalyptic manga by, Yumi Tamura, the genius who is also the creator of 7 Seeds, and it's ALSO a post-apocalyptic series with lots of female characters, but one that is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN EVERY WAY. (Except that with Tamura's huge casts, she ends up reusing basic character designs, which can get a tad confusing.) While 7 Seeds is very psychological and is about survival, Basara is a somewhat more conventional adventure/romance in structure. The apocalypse came and went and Japan is now a somewhat feudal society, built on the remains of the old, and there's the standard of the ruthless royal family with various members ruling over parts of Japan. The main character, Sarasa, lives in the Red King's kingdom. Her twin brother, Tatara, is the chosen one" who is supposed to overthrow the royal family, and so the Red King has her village attacked and Tatara is killed. So Sarasa hacks off her hair and pretends to be Tatara, claiming that it was actually Sarasa who was killed in the attack. Then Sarasa sets off to build an army and destroy the royal family. As one does. Along the way she meets and falls in love with a young man named Shuri, who, whoops, turns out to actually be the Red King, who also hates his family and is plotting to overthrow them, and thinks Tara is a dangerous force who will only end up hurting the kingdom. This inevitable angstorama reveal actually doesn't come into play for ages and ages, and much of the series is the two running around post-apocalyptic Japan (sometimes together, often not) finding allies and preparing to go to war with each other and having internal monologues about how they must destroy their enemy both for the people and to create a better world for THEIR ONE TRUE LOVE (aka, Secretly the Enemy). They also exchange messages via adorable messenger owls. Among the myriad of allies, the ABSOLUTE BEST are the pirate queen, the inventor/spy girl, and the flamboyantly crossdressing angsty actor. Like 7 Seeds, the array of women who are TOTALLY COOL YUMI TAMURA DOESN'T CARE IF THIS IS CONVENTIONALLY A COOL TYPE is pretty vast, and there are a variety of interesting relationships, with romantic relationships not always being prioritized over the others.

As you can probably tell, I'm not completely rational about the series, as it's one of the earlier series I fell madly for, and it's been one of my favorites for years and years. The series is licensed in the US, but some volumes are out of print. The publisher, Viz Media, has it available in digital format, though, and it can probably also be acquired through the library system.

Claymore: This one is fantasy, though there are some sci-fi elements going on off screen, and this is the only series here whose target audience isn't female. Claymore is an action series about part-demon women who go around their country slaying demons who pray on people. And then things go fubar and the organization they work for may or may not be evil and there may be rebellions and teams of swordswomen in black leather that make the entire fandom swoon. The warriors are all raised to be stoic loners with no personal connections, and so when we meet them, most have only had one or two important personal connections since childhood, if that. It's part of the shounen action genre, in which "we fight and yell at each other a couple times and then are BFF" is A Thing, and so its more reserved approach to the protagonists making personal connections is rather different from most shounen manga, and its primarily female cast is pretty unique. As a warning, it really is a very violent series, and body parts tend to go flying a lot.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: A much lighter series than any of the above save for Karakuri Odette. This is about a girl who discovers that she's the reincarnation of the moon princess, and has to find the reincarnations of her guardians, who are all named after planets. This is one of the big classics of the Magical Girl genre, and rightly so. The characterization can be rather basic, but in a good way if that makes sense, and the series just assumes that it's perfectly natural for all the destined guardians of the universe to be female (eventually, there are so many that you literally lose count, and it's glorious. Rather like Claymore, but with hearts and sparkles instead of flying bodyparts). And while there's a central romance, it never really takes attention away from all the girls and their friendships, and the boy in question has a habit of getting abducted, brainwashed, and poisoned, sometimes in combination.

Skip-Beat: This one actually has no sff elements at all, and I'm including it because I would feel like I was committing a crime against my soul if I didn't. Skip-Beat is about Kyoko, a veryveryvery traditional and obedient girl who quits school and goes to Tokyo with her boyfriend to support him in his career as a rising ambition. Except it turns out that said boyfriend is actually running around with other girls while she's cooking for him and working to keep his rent paid, and brought her along to be a housekeeper. point, it gets good because then she swears she will get EPIC REVENGE by...becoming a more famous idol than he is and sets off with singleminded, vengeful ambition. Except then it turns out that, well, she's actually GOOD at acting, and enjoys the work. Kyoko can be ruthlessly singleminded and analytical and vengeful one second and then squeeing over something cute the next. She also possesses the superpower of turning every single one of her rivals into her reluctant fangirls, and pretty openly platonically (or so we're told) crushes on the first of them, Kanae, who sometimes finds herself internally warring with her pride vs Kyoko's expected enjoyment of something cute and girly. it sometimes gets sidetracked by the (fairly reasonable) angst of the male lead/Kyoko's love interest, Ren, but never for too long, and is better than many series about not forgetting about her when that happens.
meganbmoore: (shyzm: san niang)
[personal profile] yifu  asked "If you could pick an all-ladies crime-fighting team from wuxia canon, who would the members be?"

Here is my (probably totally predictable) lineup:

Huang Rong- Legend of the Condor Heroes & Return of the Condor Heroes
Lian Ni Shang-Legend of the White Haired Demoness/The Bride With White Hair
Yan San Niang-Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei
Wang Yan Yu & Xia Ling Shuang-Paladins in Troubled Times

I guess this could be said to be a Leverage-esque wuxia ladies crimefighting team, given that almost all of them have at least some criminal element in their past. Actually, there's a thief, a criminal mastermind, and a mountain bandit mixed in there, plus Huang Rong, whose youthful impulses weren't always on the upstanding side.

Huang Rong would be more in the Return of the Condor Heroes era, where she's pretty much the top dog in the martial arts world, and the rest are her super-elite crimefighting team. Except Ni Shang doesn't always bother showing up for missions (and when she does, she sometimes ends up leaving important people hanging upside down from trees and such) but she sends a dozen or so of her personal army of warrior maids to help out when she isn't in the mood. Yan Yu is the field leader, but Ling Shuang is the one who always deals with local authorities because Yan Yu makes them antsy. (They know her plots are effective, but she has plotted the destructions of martial arts sects and local governments, and made invasions fail before, and that can make people nervous.) Though sometimes the authorities get annoyed when their wives don't realize Ling Shuang is a girl at first at start ogling the hot young man.* San Niang isn't allowed to deal with local authorities because they annoy her so she steals from them, but she's the best infiltrator/scout ever.

*Ling Shuang is pretty much wuxia!Oscar in this regard.

I've only had a few takers, so there are still plenty of slots left if anyone else wants to leave a prompt.
meganbmoore: (frozen)
So, this meme was going around last month, and i was terrible both at remembering to give prompts, and at responding when people posted on mine.  (Whoops.)  I wanted to do it then but thought I had too much of a backlog of things to post one.  And I still have a huge backlog of things to post on, so I'll do it another way.

Here's the original meme:

Pick a date below and give me a topic - it can be anything, from fandom related to life related to art related to whatever you want.

They will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject.

Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don't feel equipped to meet.

Topics: you can get an idea from my tags/from the stuff I usually ramble about/from things you maybe wish I talked about more but don't.


My alteration:  I'll do up to 25 prompts between January and February (and into March if it takes me longer, but I will do them all!), with the option of picking a specific day for your prompt if you want.  I may or may not do them in the order they're received, depending on what the prompts are and how quickly I think I can get to them.

Day 1- If you could pick an all-ladies crime-fighting team from wuxia canon, who would the members be? ([personal profile] yifu )
Day 2- Mangas that you would recommend to people interested in trying manga for the first time (asking for a friend). ([personal profile] chaila )
Day 3- Favorite relatively-short wuxia series with female protagonist(s)? ([personal profile] snarp )
Day 4- Any books you remember being particularly wonderful at being progressive in terms of racism, sexism, etc, and any books you remember that totally, utterly failed and had to be put down ([livejournal.com profile] sakuracorr )
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meganbmoore: (donna/maddie)
How I feel about this character
  • All the people I ship romantically with this character
  • My non-romantic OTP for this character
  • My unpopular opinion about this character
  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
meganbmoore: (revolution: charlie/crossbow)
Give me a show/movie/fandom and I’ll tell you:

my favorite female character
my favorite male character
my favorite book/season/etc
my favorite episode (if its a tv show)
my favorite cast member
my favorite ship
a character I’d die defending
a character I just can’t sympathize with
a character I grew to love
my anti otp
ETA: Also, I finally got around to watching the trailers for the upcoming Lone Ranger movie, and they were rather...well..."meh"? Like, I'm not overly fond of either lead and there's the whitewashing, so I didn't expect to be salivating, but based on the trailers, they're going for the most generic looking Western they can. I feel my time would be better spent rewatching the Zorro movies with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
meganbmoore: (borgias: totally no incest)

This one is HARD.  Not just to think of pairings you like (there are PLENTY that I've liked-to-loved over the years, but to have 20 on my mind at one time!) but also the renaming.  But it's fun.

Stolen from [info]karate0kat
1. Think of up to 20 'ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments
.


1. The Ultimate Badass and The Ultimate Badass's Ex-Pimp (Nikita/Michael, Nikita, guessed by karate0kat @ LJ.)
2.  The Assassin and the Exiled Legend
3.  The Shrine Maiden and the Monk
4.  The Falcon Hawk (pay attention to what you type, girl) and The Wolf (Isabeau/Navarre, Ladyhawke, guessed by southerndave @ LJ)
5.  The Commander and The Sociopath
6. The Blind Girl and the Terrorist (Zooni/Rehan, Fanaa, guessed by prozacpark @ LJ)
7.  The Heiress and the Alcoholic (Nora/Nick, The Thin Man movies, guessed by lady_ganesh @DW)
8.  The Lookalike and the BFF (Maddie/Donna, Twin Peaks, guessed by prozacpark @ LJ)
9.   The Vengeful Ringleader and the PTSD-ridden Slave
10.  The Bodyguard and the Lonely Princess
11. The Swordwielding Slave and the Swordwielding Bastard.
12. The Ghost Lover and The Boy Who Wants to Emulate Lucifer.
13.  The Rebel Angel and The Many Faced Devil.
14.  The Bullet and the (Mostly) Fake Playboy (Riza/Roy, Full Metal Alchemist, guessed by lacewood @ DW)
15.  Emma-lite and The Disgruntled Businessman

For these, I couldn't think of name substuitutes and so went for something more thematic.  (It probably makes themmore obvious?)

16.  Hotsprings and messenger owls. (Sarasa/Shuri, Basara, guessed by estara @ LJ)
17.   It started Pride and Prejudice, then turned into Persuasion.
18.  Balcony scenes are always a good choice.
19.  Their love kept button manufacturers in buiness.
20.  When parents may be a bigger obstacle than monsters who want to eat you.

There are certain ones prozacpark and lyssie aren't allowed to guess on.  They know which.  I probably won't crosspost answers between DW and LJ?  ETA:  Forget that idea. Too much trouble for a lazy girl.

Hint:  There are no pairings for US TV shows on their first season.  These encompass almost every form of media I consume.
meganbmoore: (gatd: sunset kiss)
Another 'Top 100" list, this time AFI's list of 100 most romantic movies of the last 100 years (very heavily skewed to the 30s-60s era of Hollywood.)

Bold the ones you've seen, italicize the ones you mean to see, underline the ones you don't intend to see/couldn't make it through.

the rest )I've seen 35 that I remember seeing, unless I miscounted.  12 that I tend to rewatch/would have a particular interest in rewatching.  (Not that I disliked or would refuse rewatching all of the rest.)  Some of these I haven't heard of and, like I suspect everyone, there are movies I'd rather have there, and I have to raise my eyes at a few of those.
meganbmoore: (mm: reading material)
NPR's Top 100 SFF Books list is out.

[personal profile] telophasehas started a meme:

Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you fully intend to read someday. :) If it's a series and you've read one or more, but not all of the books, underline it.

the list )


Brief observations:

1. Based on the ones i'm familiar with, this list is very much skewed to "huge" and "epic."

2. Less than 15% are by women, barring pseudonyms I'm not familiar with. (I'm not familiar with enough of them to know how/if LGTB and POC are represented.) I would have hoped/expected to see Diana Wynne Jones, Ellen Kushner, Patricia McKillip, and Octavia Butler. (I'm sure i'll think of more later, and everyone has their own lists of who they'd expect to see.) Also, I'm not familiar with the Ursula le Guin book listed, but I think I would have expected to see Earthsea.

3. I think I would have lumped All Tolkein under "Middle Earth" instead of listing some separately, but that's just me.

4. In addition to the Victorian/early 20th century SFF about REVOLUTIONARY MEN and MEN HAVING ADVENTURES, how about, you know, some of the ones about girls.  Give me Alice in Wonderland, Oz, or The Princess and the Goblin over any of the Wells or Verne listed.  Good to see Frankenstein, though, even if I was a bit surprised as it usually gets branded as horror.  (Though, I suspect some of the authors on the list don't consider their books to be SFF.

5.  So much "Why is this book/series here?  Is it seriously considered good/original/important?"  I mean, there are books there that I like/think sound interesting but don't think they rank anywhere near "best ever!"

6. Not surprisingly (largely because there are more) I find the finalists list more interesting.


 

memery

Jul. 9th, 2011 09:42 pm
meganbmoore: (cleo2525: cleo + hel)

Rules:
Comment with "me me me" and:
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better. (I will be more likely to ask you fannish questions than personal.)
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Questions are from mystickeeper/laceblade.

1. Which family house of Westeros would you like to be a member of? (in terms of personality/history, not in how likely you'd be to survive, lol)

The Starks. Say what you will about their choices when it comes to politics and war, illegitimate kids are better off there than favored kids from most other houses.  No need to worry about being told to go to The Wall or die, your father turning your lover over to his men, or your siblings disfiguring you or telling you they'd happily let you get raped by an entire tribe there.

2. What kind of music do you like to listen to? What are your three favorite songs?

I generally have country on my radio because I've learned that male vocalists in other classifications (many more talented than current country singers) often use harsher and more abrupt sounds with both vocals and intruments that often give me a headache. (If there was a good jazz or blues or classical station locally, I'd have those on too.) But I basically like most kinds of music (not fond of rap), though I have a fondness for oldies and showtunes, and have a slight addiction to foreign music where I know possibly 5 words in the whole song. I don't think I have any specific favorites, sadly. Like books, I have difficulty choosing.

3. Are anime conventions worth attending? Obviously panels wouldn't be as social justice-oriented, but does being surrounded by heinous merchandise like, make you elated with glee?

The only one I've been to is A-Kon, which is scheduled too close to WisCon for me to go to both. The swag is AMAZING. I mean, if WisCon had swag like that, I'd need another bag for it. And A-Kon, I understand, is a smaller one. Also, the cosplayers. Some can be jarring, and some you have to chase through the artist's alley to get their picture. And let us not forget Shirtless Tattoo Renji. (And yeah, the panels I went to at A-Kon were ok, but didn't talk about the things I wanted them to talk about.)

4. When the Sailor V manga comes out, will you buy it?!

Yes! Along with the reissue of the rest, so I can finish reading it.

5. You've been posting about dramas a lot lately; any anime series you've liked a lot lately?

The increase in dramas post is because I'm kind of burned out on US TV (aside from The Borgias, I'm basically put out on some level with all the shows I watch except for my comfy viewing SyFy/spy/mystery shows, which I tend to talk about less. I have Thoughts on the Eureka DVDs that just came out though.)

But to answer your question! The last anime I watched was Gun x Sword, which I found entertaining but nothing special, aside from the main character changing his name, like, every episode. Before that, though, I watched The Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Eden of the East and Spice and Wolf, all of which were excellent. I also rewatched Baccano a few weeks ago, and it remains great.


meganbmoore: (borgias: lucrezia/giulia)

 This meme is always fun:

Give me a character and I will give you my:
1. OTP for them.
2. Runner-up pairing.
3. Honorable mention(s).
4. Crack pairing(s).
5. Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't. (Alternately: ship I like that everyone else seems to hate).

(Bearing in mind that my responses are often likely to be more "I want them together forever and ever I don't care how!" in many cases.)

Speaking of shipping (or rather, anti-shipping) I love Robb's "DANGER DANGER DOOM!" expression in the first ep of Game of Thrones when he sees Sansa crushing on Joffrey.  Mostly because I'm all "OMG ROBB ACT ON THAT FEELING!"



 

cut for gif )

Meanwhile, I need  to look at WisCon programming when I get home.  Currently my plans are Kareoke on Thursday (as long as I find someone to walk there with), The Gathering on Friday, and hanging out with people.

*I live in fear that someone ships Joffrey/Sansa.
meganbmoore: (white dress and window)
After hemming and hawing and fidgetting over whether or not to actually use the money from my tax refund to get a netbook to still get a netbook, I saw Acer Aspires on sale at Wal-Mart for $198 yesterday and caved in. It needs a name. Uhm...everything else is named for Princess Tutu characters (Ahiru-MP3 player, Kraehe-laptop, Fakir-99.9% retired ancient PC, Mytho-router, Uzuru and Miss Edel-external hard drives, Remains of Rue-the hard drive from my last laptop, which tragically Died last year) but things like Oracle or Hardison (aka, tech geek characters) are also eligible.

And the meme:

The book I am reading:

Lord of the Night by Susan Wiggs and xxx/Holic Vol 14 by Clamp.

The book I am writing:

...

*hides in shame*

I seriously need to write something...

The book I love most:

Would anyone answer the same way twice, 5 months apart? Which is to say, I refuse to choose.

The last book I received as a gift:

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather and Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. (Which I haven't read yet.)

The last book I gave as a gift:

The first 2 Old School Nancy Drew books, and a couple of Christopher Pike books. (To the same person I got the above from.)

The nearest book on my desk:

Heh. I'm at the WiFi cafe in a bookstore/videostore/gamestore...

I think Marie Brennan's A Star Shall Fall is on my desk at home to be written up, and that's probably where the xxxHolic book is. Andthen the Wiggs book is in my purse, as I've been reading it during breaks at work.

The last book I bought for myself:

Balefire by Cate Tiernan (impulse buy at Wal-Mart) and Poems and Selected Letters (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) by Veronica Franco, though that was ordered from Amazon when I was getting this for my netbook last night.  (My love for the retro image won out over the practical desire for pockets and a strap.)
meganbmoore: (parineeta)
via misstopia

1001 You Must See Before You Die (most recent edition)(in chronological order)

More than I expected. )
meganbmoore: (fantasy heroine)


1. Reply to this post and I will pick 5 of your icons.
2. Make a post and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts, creating a never ending cycle of icon squee. 

 

5 sets )
meganbmoore: (rumina)


Look to your right. Whatever object you see there is your designated weapon in the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse! Comment on this post to tell me what it is, then repost to spread the zombie virus.

It's my Winry and Sakura-hime plushies.  Sakura is propped on Winry.  I feel it should have been "item to the left," in which case, it would have been the second omnibus of L. J. Smith's Nightworld series.  That could have knocked some zombie heads off!

In more pertinent news, Elizabeth Moon is no longer GoH at WisCon.  Now to see who takes her place, if someone else does.



 

meganbmoore: (queen of swords: tessa + grisham)
Give me a character* I play/write/like/etc. and I'll tell you:

A) My OTP
B) The runner up
C) The anti-ship
D) My unpopular fannish opinion on said character
E) One person he/she never fell in love with, and why

*Or show. Err...specify which in a canon named after a character.
meganbmoore: (cleo: raina)
I haven't finished yet, but my nephews will be here for the rest of the week, so I figured I'd post what I have. (I'll still be around, but likely not working on this). Includes Bollywood, "girl power," shounen manga, what books I think should be movies or miniseries, various character favorites, and others. I excluded mythology from my answers, because that just starts getting complicated. Some answers are lists and some are more detailed, and there are various pictures, videos, and spoilers. Answers are in no order unless stated otherwise, and subject to change next time someone asks. I'm sure I repeat both of those in some form a few times.

answers here )
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Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or literary or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! Fandoms, ice cream flavours, cartoon moments, women in my fandoms, OTPs, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, books I wish would be made into movies, love songs. And I will answer them all in a new post (or in comments). Possibly with pictures.

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