oh_deanna: (clara bow // yoo hoo)
[ 5-9-12: Finally! I was posting some stray mixes to theworlditgoes and decided now was a good time to put this whole thing together (of course, this is all happening while I'm sick with a fever and coughing up a lung). Just so you all know, I haven't decided how exactly this is going to work, so it may go through a couple of different incarnations before I'm happy with it. ]

oh_deanna: (house icons // delicious)


Please tell me other people have seen this and appreciate this like I have grown to appreciate it?
To quote someone on tumblr, "I’m pretty sure vids like this are the reason the internet was invented."
oh_deanna: (house icons // team slytherin!)
Having a mini party in my room because Slytherin won the Pottermore House Cup! YAY SNAKES!!
oh_deanna: (babb chronicles // motherfuckers)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mypetconcubine at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] scratchingpost1 at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
This is for all the Buffy and Harry Potter authors on my friends list. The original post talks about Buffy and Doctor Who, but when I followed the link, I saw that Harry Potter fandom is affected as well. I don't personally use fanfiction.net, but I know that some of you do.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
Just a heads-up about fanfiction.net for those who might be interested.

http://ffdotnetrants.livejournal.com/134901.html

If these numbers are correct, fanfiction.net just deleted roughly 12% of all Buffy and Doctor Who fic on there with no warning, no chance for writers to correct the perceived problems, and with temporary bans for those who get their stories deleted. Going by some comments I've seen, most have been removed either for using non-grade-school-friendly words in their summaries or for including "love scenes" that aren't considered "tasteful" (their words), but that's not the only thing they go by; one fic was apparently removed for including the word "killed" in its summary. One or two people have reported having their stories reinstated after mailing support, others have gotten rude replies that basically boil down to "RTFM, STFU." Personally I haven't gotten any reply at all after three days.

It might also be interesting to note that ff.net have blocked the possibility to export fics to AO3.

If you want to back up your ff.net stories and reviews, Storymaster seems to work pretty well.

POTTERMORE

May. 1st, 2012 05:45 pm
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I know I'm jumping on the bandwagon a little late, but in an effort to cheer myself up, I've joined Pottermore! I love it, it's so much fun right now!

My username is FeatherJinx26702. Add me if you're on there!

oh tumblr

Nov. 9th, 2011 09:44 pm
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Harry Potter babble ahead (and how I missed it so!)

So for like, ages, I've seen Lily Evans and James Potter in my head as Kate Nash and Darren Criss. I made posts about them. I posted fanmixes with them on the covers. And then tumblr came along and ruined it all.

Who is Andrew Garfield? I had no idea up until a week ago when I watched The Social Network for the first time and had a "who-is-this-gorgeous-man-and-why-haven't-I-heard-of-him-before" moment. So now Andrew Garfield is James Potter Okay. Cool. But then you go on tumblr and it's all KAREN GILLAN and I know a couple of people on my f-list were all about her being Lily but I was so stubborn and now all I see is KAREN AND ANDREW OH GOD THEY'RE PERFECT, mostly because of things like this.

So yeah. I've been converted.

And also one day I'm going to post my epic long list of lilyxjames fanfiction. One day.



[ x-posted to dreamwidth ]
oh_deanna: (a very potter musical // redvines)
I completely forgot about this meme until I was going through the folders in my memories and stumbled across it. I'm going to try and finish it this time, I swear!

Day Four - Your least favourite female character?

I'm going to go with the expected response and say Dolores Umbridge. Everytime she pops up in a chapter, I literally grind my teeth and grimace. She's such a horrible villain - maybe not in the same way as Lord Voldemort is, but enough so that she gives me the heebie jeebies.



previous days )


In other news - I've been playing my Sims 2 uberhood nearly every day. Well. Okay I haven't actually been 'playing', but I've finished making over all the maxis characters, including the university ones and several resurrected sims ;) I decided at the last minute to add the Life Stories sims I downloaded from trippytexan's page, and I'm making them over/adding them to various hoods at this very moment. When I'm done with them, I'll start posting batches of the maxis makeover shots (though I might wait a bit longer, my internet is running so slow, it's incredibly frustrating).

ALSO. I was tossing around ideas for photoshoots and fun pictures I can take, and I came up with this idea. And it was meant to be this little thing and then suddenly there were 25 pictures and a whole backstory and then I started getting more ideas about how to tie it in the megahood. So. I will also be posting that in a couple of days. A hint - it has to do with the supernatural sims and my backstories for each of the different types.

Hope you're all well xx
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As soon as I had finished my last mix a few days ago, I immediately began planning my next one. I'd already focused on Lily and Severus, so I felt it was time to get to work on a mix for my OTP, Lily and James. And lo, Under My Skin was born. Sixteen tracks, all in one zip - without the obligatory song by The Black Keys, which makes me a wee bit sad. I spent more time then usual agonizing over the song choice and lyrics to use because I wanted to do this pairing justice. I've really thought about the order of songs and unlike my other mixes, there are three clearly defined 'arcs' to this mix. Arc One encompasses the Hogwarts years, when the two were still innocent and had only just begun to notice each other. Arc Two is where they are forced to grow up a bit, and focuses on their love though there is a hint of unrest simmering just below the surface. Arc Three is the beginning of the end. Even though paranoia and fear for each other and their child seems overwhelming, they know that they'll love each other to the bitter end. (Yes, I did get a bit teary making this mix.) As always please leave a comment if you download and do not repost this elsewhere. If anyone would like individual songs uploaded or has trouble downloading the mix, just let me know.







go out with me evans? )
oh_deanna: (shoebox project // burnt toast day)
Yes, you read that right. I have just finished a Lily/Severus fanmix. I have NO idea where this came from. I was sitting there last night, minding my own business, when BAM! My mind was filled with this pairing. I know some people aren't to fond of them, but whatever. So yes. We have here thirteen songs (I loathe and despise uneven numbers -my OCD makes sure of that- but thirteen just worked for this two) that were supposed to be chronological and sort of document the coming together and eventual falling apart of Lily and Severus... but as we all know, my plans never really work out how I, you know, planned them. So this starts off with their relationship, settles into some good old angst about them not being friends, and then documents Severus' struggle as the woman he loves dies and he has to choose a side, blah blah blah. And as usual, there is a song by The Black Keys on here. They seem to be my go-to angst-band, which is bizarre to me because their music always makes me happy. Anyway, please leave a comment if you download and do not repost this elsewhere. If anyone would like individual songs uploaded or has trouble downloading the mix, just let me know.




"I can't pretend anymore. You've chosen your way, I've chosen mine." )
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Hello darlings. Here's the Bellatrix/Sirius fanmix I mentioned in my last to-do-list post. It's been lurking around on my computer for a couple of years now and today I decided to sit down and try and put it together. There were a million and one songs I wanted to put on it but I managed to whittle the list down to fourteen - yay me!. Obviously, there are themes of incest here so if that's not your thing - step away from the fanmix! I set out to make this quite balanced between the two but Bellatrix sort of took over towards the end with the last few songs. As always, please leave a comment if you download, and do not repost this elsewhere. If anyone would like individual songs uploaded or has trouble downloading the mix, just let me know.





cousin, you're the love of my life... )
oh_deanna: (harry potter // the deathly hallows)
Day Three - Have any of the film adaptations made you angry because they’ve ignored important parts of the books?

YES. Some people on my f-list have probably already heard me complain about this. WHAT THE FUCK was up with the SWM scene in Order of the Phoenix? Let us examine this fuckery:

- It was like two seconds long; blink and you'd miss it
- There was no Lily; it was Snape's worst memory because that incident ruined his relationship with Lily, and Lily wasn't even in it so what was the point of showing it then?
- Everyone's hair was atrocious - James had light brown hair and Sirius had curly frizzy hair
- It was just really badly done. I don't need to say anymore.

WORST SCENE EVER. And I'm sure there were other parts of that movie that generally pissed me off, but that's the one that stands out the most.



previous days )
oh_deanna: (harry potter // the deathly hallows)
Day Two - Your Favourite Movie

Ooh, this is a tricky one. This one's a tie between Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows Part One. PoA because it's my favourite book, and I loved the cinematography. Alfonso Cuarón is on of my favourite directors, and there is such a brilliant mood to this film, it blows my mind every single time I watch it. But then there's Deathly Hallows. I've been to see it around four or five times in the cinemas, and it made me cry hysterically. Just the growth of the characters and the stark landscapes and the way they translated the book to the screen - I was really impressed. Who knows, maybe after the last movie comes out I'll have a different answer. But that's what I've got for now.



previous days )
oh_deanna: (harry potter // the deathly hallows)
I'm feeling rather miserable right now, so I thought I'd start this meme to lighten my spirits. Also, I really miss the Harry Potter fandom. I've been all caught up with Glee that I've sort of forgotten about my first fandom.

Day One - Your favourite book

Prisoner of Azkaban
. Without a doubt, hands down. I remember reading and re-reading this one waiting for Goblet of Fire came out and absolutey loving it every singe time I read it. The introduction of Sirius and Remus. All the werewolf drama. The time-travel storyline. BUCKBEAK. I'd read the first two of course, but it was PoA that got me hooked on the series, on the whole Harry Potter world, on fanfiction, and especially on Sirius/Remus (YES THERE IS SUBTEXT DON'T ARGUE WITH ME :P)
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Okay, so a couple of months ago I posted this thing about how the gorgeous Kate Nash was the perfect Lily Evans (IMO, of course). Anyway, my bb [livejournal.com profile] pyro_semi  posted this rather popular picture of Darren Criss on her tumblr and I was looking at it thinking, you know, WOW. Anyways I looked closer and noticed that he has hazel eyes - cue sudden realisation and much flailing about.

DARREN CRISS = THE PERFECT JAMES POTTER.

Let us examine the facts (and perv on the picture itself)




  • He has hazel eyes. JAMES POTTER HAS HAZEL EYES
  • He is wearing glasses. JAMES POTTER WEARS GLASSES
  • He has messy brown black hair. JAMES POTTER HAS MESSY BLACK HAIR
  • He is very good looking. WAS JAMES POTTER GOOD LOOKING? LET'S JUST SAY YES
  • He is 21(ish). JAMES POTTER DIED WHEN HE WAS 21 <-- (thankyou [livejournal.com profile] werewolfsfan!)
  • He played freaking Harry Potter in a musical. I mean. Do I really need to go on?

So yes. There it is. Thoughts, comments a chorus of hell yes?
oh_deanna: (shoebox project // lj smoochies)
Okay, well everybody and their grandmother seems to be posting their dream casts for the marauders and Lily and so far I've loved what everyone has suggested.

Except for Lily.

Now, don't get me wrong: the idea of Karen Gillan/Alison Sudol/various redheaded models are lovely, but they never really seem to capture the Lily in my head. So here is a completely random post about how I love Kate Nash and why she's always kinda been 'my Lily.'


(shitty picture is shitty, apologies)
(also, photoshopped green eyes FTW)
 
  • I've always seen Lily as more of a curvy girl; I've noticed a lot of people tend to associate her with stick thin models
  • The freckles! I see Lily as very freckly, so Kate Nash =  perfection
  • Lily was described in the books (by Slughorn) as being cheeky. Kate Nash just embodies that type of personality for me.
  • She (Kate Nash) is very expressive, so it's always easy to find photos of her to use as a reference/make icons.
Er. I'm sure I had other reasons, but those are the ones that spring to mind. So yes. Expect Kate Nash spam later on in the week. And perhaps a post lamenting the fact that all the 'perfect' James' DON'T WEAR GLASSES!

oh_deanna: (shoebox project // gryffindor)
And here is the second (of three) posts I'm making about the [livejournal.com profile] rs_career_fest.

Honestly, I've been kind of caught up with other fic, and the lily/james fest, hence me being lazy when it comes to these fics. So, only five today, and I'll probably get around to writing about the last five on friday.


more r/s fic goodness... )

l/j fest

Aug. 20th, 2010 11:45 pm
oh_deanna: (shoebox project // lj smoochies)
Posting has begun over at [info]lilyjames_fest.

I didn't really get involved in the commenting and reviewing during the r/s career fest, so I'm going to do my best with this one. I'll probably come back raving about all the great fic/art later.
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I've finally moved into my new house! It's small and cold but I love it to bits and pieces. Also, if I thought packing was hard, that's NOTHING compared to unpacking. Why do I have so much stuff?!

Forget that now, more important things to discuss. Like oh, I don't know, the LILYJAMES_FEST!!!

I am ridiculously excited about this, I cannot even begin to express how much. I checked through the prompt list, and people have claimed some really interesting ones - I can't wait to see what they come up with!

Who else is excited/ is participating/has thoughts on the fest?

And why aren't there more Lily/James fests? I know there's the marauder big bang (which I'm also thrilled about), but what about career fests for Lily/James? Or am I just blind and are they lurking around on lj?

Okay, so [livejournal.com profile] rs_career_fest . AMAZING. I admit to just getting around to properly reading through all of them. Thoughts and favourites under the cut:

I feel like a kid at Christmas going through all this fic!!! )
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I just found the most amazing piece of lily/james fanart by [livejournal.com profile] koonelliphant over here.

I love her re-envisioning of the Hogwarts uniform, and her style has this lovely retro feel to it.

(perhaps I'll rec some more fanart later. there really are some hidden gems around here)


ETA: THIS, by [livejournal.com profile] midnight_ljc 

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