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Okay, so, can we please skip how hilariously awful I am at updating and talk about how the GK boys (sans ASkars *sadface*) went to see Stark in Kinky Boots and generally bro around just like old times? God, I miss them and I miss how fandom was before it got all quiet around here and just...ARGH...feelings.

In real life news, I got into physical therapy assistant school! (Which I'll be using to pay for a Master's degree later and so on). I start in August and it's going to be a full time program so there's really no point in me looking for a full-time job anymore, so that's been a big load off of my otherwise towering mountain of anxiety about the general state of my life. Also I'm pretty sure part of why this feels so good is because I've spent basically my whole life being a student and I feel like I'm not very good at being anything else, but still, yay for not failing at life!

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"The loving are the daring..." -- Bayard Taylor

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Cheers.

P.S. - God damn it, Stark looks like he's 18 again, HOW IS LIFE THIS GODDAMN UNFAIR?

P.P.S. - IS ANYONE ELSE AS EXCITED AS I AM ABOUT THE GK REWATCH? :D
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Sacraments and Cigarettes by indigostohelit (on AO3) - St. Jimmy/Johnny, Johnny/Whatsername (Warning for character death) - Y'all, this is probably the best American Idiot fic I think I've ever read (if not, then easily one of the top 3). Reading it made me feel like I was back at the show again and I had to read it a couple of times to make sure I absorbed it all, it's just surreal.

Don't You Shake Alone by dsudis (on AO3) - Brad/Nate kid!fic - I don't normally go for kid!fic very often, but [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle gave it a glowing recommendation so I gave it a shot. Not only did it break my heart and bring embarrassing squeaky noises of glee out of me by turns, but it's also quite an apt depiction of PTSD. I read it all without taking a break, and I have a hunch that y'all will do the same thing.

Aaaand back to pondering my AI Will/Tunny road trip fic.

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"Fear makes us feel our humanity…" -- Benjamin Disraeli

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Howdy doo, internets. Yes, I'm alive, I've just been in a rather spectacular brain chemistry slump lately. I've barely gotten out of bed over the last three days or so, and I spent a distressing amount of all that time in bed absolutely dead to the world. I think my Twitter sums it up pretty nicely )

My last slump lasted for two and a half months. I hope this one is a bit shorter (assuming it's not an extension of the last one), because I really don't have the spoons to deal with calling my shrink to tell him about this -- and to deal with the ensuing shitstorm with my nearest and dearest.

...Crikey if Stark's singing doesn't help though *wistful sigh*
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But enough whining, on to my next piece of news; [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle and I kinda sorta finished Hourglass (that fic we wrote for [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar ). It's pretty good, if the comments so far are anything to go by.

Title: Hourglass
Rating: NC-17
Author(s): [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle and [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing/Characters: Brad/Nate; ensemble, OFC, OMC.
Word Count: 15,650 SEE?! EVERY FIC I TOUCH TURNS INTO A BEHEMOTH
Warnings/Spoilers: Warnings for drug abuse, suicide, language, racial/sexist slurs, supernatural themes; Spoilers for mentions of various episodes of Generation Kill, however this is wildly AU!fic. We've also taken some vast liberties in using some Spanish terms and referring to Islam and Native American spirituality, so while our research skills are generally kick-ass, we are neither Spanish, Islamic or Native American. Please let us know if there are any glaring, cringe-inducing errors.
Disclaimer: Based on the HBO mini-series 'Generation Kill', and the characters portrayed by the actors. Not based on real events, this didn't happen. No offense intended, not ours, no profit here - don't sue.
A.N.: Out of a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar at [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill's 96: A Generation Kill Halloween Fic Fest, who wanted 'Nate makes a deal with the devil'. Beta-read by authors.

Summary: Nate never considered how much time they wasted fighting for things that didn't matter until his time started running out.

Master post this-a-way

...ugh, I don't think I'll ever stop seeing formatting as a giant pain in the ass. Oh well, hope y'all like the fic, that's pretty much all I've got for now. I hope all is well out there in internet land <3

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"Nostalgia isn't what it used to be..." -- Peter De Vries

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Cheers.
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So today is Veteran's Day, which is near and dear to me as a GK/AI(Tunny) fangirl, but also as someone with a number of IRL friends in the military; some of them have seen combat, some of them haven't, but every one of them would gladly risk their lives over and over to defend this country and so I'd be a pretty poor excuse for a friend not to honor that somehow.

In short, Happy Veteran's Day from someone who doesn't blame wars on the troops fighting them, but on the politicians who perpetuate them. Much love to all of said troops, friends of mine or otherwise.

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"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy..." -- John Adams

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Just dropping in to say that I posted more of [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle's and my Nate makes a deal with the devil fic (as written for [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar). And by "more" I mean something like 10,000 words -- seriously, I busted the comment character limit three times before I got all that shit balanced out right. Enjoy! (Also, in terms of triggers, be advised that one or two parts talk of suicide).

It's official, every fic I touch grows into an unwieldy, massive behemoth. WHY CAN I NOT WRITE SHORT FIC? *headscreen*

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"You may delay, but time will not..." -- Benjamin Franklin

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Cheers.

P.S. - I just spent the last two hours of my lab period analyzing 20 cardiac/pulmonary/metabolic risk factor case studies in detail. I think I actually felt my brain trying to crawl out of my ears in a desperate bid for freedom at one point. GUH.
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Howdy, internets! My sincerest apologies for dropping off the face of the Earth, I got sucked into studying for two tests this past Friday (one was a disaster, another was challenging but I'm not sure how I did) and shit for my job and trying to sort out my internship and just...real life basically went through round 84930392084 of kicking my ass. Again. But, then again, I suppose one's last year of university is supposed to be hellishly difficult and labor intensive...hm.

To make up for it, have some comment fic [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle and I have been working on in response to [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar's prompt in which Nate makes a deal with the devil -- or, in which [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle and I torture the everloving shit out of Nate. I highly recommend it for any angst fiends out there in search of a fix.

So shit's been pretty insane lately, but this weekend, by contrast, has been uneventful. I guess I needed it to recover from this past week, but still, I think this gif sums it up pretty nicely:

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I guess I should enjoy it while it lasts, because I have another test this week and a group project due as well (different class than the test). I don't have high hopes for either, especially considering how fucking useless my group has been for the latter and how the professor seems to think this is all somehow my fault. Sigh.

And to think, the sickening irony of this is that I'll probably miss the shit out of university once I've been out in the real world like a motherfucking adult for a few years.

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"Action expresses priorities..." -- Mohandas Gandhi

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Cheers.

P.S. - In spite of (or perhaps because of) how busy life's been lately, it's sort of sad how much I'm looking forward to my bi-annual tradition of loading up on candy, watching Nightmare Before Christmas, and eating myself into a diabetic coma while doing so.

Zoinks

Oct. 10th, 2011 09:32 pm
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Dude, I was noodling around on my iPhone with Law & Order on in the background and I suddenly realized one of the voices sounded familiar. So I looked up and it was PJ. As in PJ Ransone.

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Yeah, holy shit. Unfortunately, he was playing a whiny bitch instead of a total boss like Ray, but it was still a definite O_o moment. I think that makes the third GK alum I've seen on L&O (the other two being Patterson and Godfather).

This random fandom moment (heehee, rhyme) brought to you by the letters A, D, and D.

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"Neither irony or sarcasm is argument..." -- Samuel Butler

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Welp, it's happening -- I'm starting to feel burned out, just like I do every. Fucking. Semester. It only happened after five-ish weeks though, which is probably some sort of record for me. Maybe it's the senioritis, or the fact that I actually have a job this semester. On the bright side, I did get to spend this weekend catching up on sleep....mmmmm, tasty, tasty silver lining.

Anyway, THINGS!

THING THE FIRST: [livejournal.com profile] we_pimpin is hosting a Rocktober 'kickstart the fandom' thingy, which fills me with indescribable glee because I MISS THIS FUCKING FANDOM and was afraid it was starting to really die on me. I encourage one and all (including lurkers) to at least take a look, even if it's to post a gif somewhere or something.

THING THE SECOND: So I just saw this song preview for Glee tomorrow night ...(cut for spoilers, I guess) )

THING THE THIRD: Be careful using hand sanitizer, especially if you have a kitten who's rather fond of turning pointy at random intervals. I just discovered exactly how many bajillion cat scratches really are on my hands and DEAR GOD IT BURNS LIKE HELLFIRE. I pretty much made this face:

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THING THE FOURTH: When I wasn't catching up on sleep during this weekend, I spent some time re-watching Season 1 of True Blood and just...damn, show, what happened? You started off so promising, and now I pretty much just watch you for ASkars and the sheer crack-tastic insanity factor. Someone needs to brain Alan Ball upside the head with one of the SVM books.

THING THE LAST: I'm getting myself an iPhone in less than a week. I know y'all are probably looking at me like "Who gives a shit?" and I'll tell you, I do because I AM MOTHERFUCKING EXCITE.

Also, durndleflep. That is all.

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Blah, I got caught up in whacked out real life bullshit and wound up missing out on the first round of the [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill re-watch today. Luckily, there's a second one! It's at, like, one o'clock in the morning my time, but hey, I've done unhealthier things in the name of fandom. Y'all should come too, we can all have a giant midnight madness party of capslocking and gifs. Please?

In other news, I just got done watching The Poughkeepsie Tapes...right as it got dark outside. I am currently home by myself, and my cat keeps staring at blank spots of ceiling/wall.

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Please send help. Or ammo, ammo is good too *gulp*

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"Some folk want their luck buttered..." -- Thomas Hardy

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Cheers.
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The GK re-watch is today! The GK re-watch is today!

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Anyone who isn't busy battening down the hatches and busting out the floaties is both welcome and highly encouraged to go here and flail with me and [livejournal.com profile] abrokencompass. We might even possibly have cookies (or something).

So come get some, y'all! Please?

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Cheers.

P.S. - I saw Don't Be Afraid of the Dark avec Le Boyfriend last night. Not only was it far less scary than the hype led me to believe, but it also made me decide that it was a thinly veiled reference to Katie Holmes's kidnapping into Scientology (think about it -- she gets targeted by a tiny, insane midget to join his seemingly crazy quasi-cult...)
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Oof, sometimes I really suck at updating this thing. Maybe I need to find myself another thirty-day writing meme.

Just dropping in mostly to relay a hilarious GK fangirl moment I had yesterday: Le Boyfriend's mother's birthday was yesterday, so we went out with his family to this Brazillian steakhouse (complete with Portuguese name and words on the menu). I may or may not have spent embarrassing portions of the night quoting Baptista lines to myself....*ahem*

Anyway, have a couple of my favorite shipping related gifs. Get your slash goggles on tight, folks )

Random post is random, but at least it serves to prove I'm alive. How are y'all?

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"Money often costs too much..." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cheers.

P.S. - Okay, so I just found this ... )

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I cannot deal with Chris Hemsworth's dancing in that vid. I CANNOT.
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So...um...remember that Tunny/Will/EG costume fic I've been wittering on about for the last few weeks at least?

I sort of finished it last night. Final wordcount is 30,187 and all that remains now is some last minute fine-tuning and then I can finally post this beast.

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I AM EXCITE. Also, ILU, [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle, FOR KICKING MY ASS INTO FINISHING THIS. Now I can get back to the GK/AI crossover with undivided concentration *glee*

Anyway, on that note, have a silly Idiot picture just because it pleases me )

Apologies for the all-over-the-place nature of this post, I hope it made someone's day anyway :P

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"Words are but the signs of ideas..." -- Samuel Johnson

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Cheers.

P.S. - [livejournal.com profile] abrokencompass proposed another GK rewatch. I AM SO MOTHERFUCKING READY, MY GIF FOLDER IS PRACTICALLY QUIVERING WITH ANTICIPATION.

THINGS!

Jun. 6th, 2011 12:47 pm
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THING THE FIRST: A meme I gacked from [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar:

Comment with "bring it on!" and...

• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions (if you want to).
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Come on, you know you're curious... )

THING THE SECOND: [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle wrote me a fucking awesome untitled Ray/Walt ficlet using some ADELE lyrics as a prompt (you can see them in the body of the linked post if you scroll up from the comment thread). I highly recommend y'all go read it and then proceed to flail happily in her general direction like I did :P

THING THE THIRD: As I was puttering around the house yesterday, I spotted some movement in the backyard out of the corner of my eye -- movement which turned out to be a small grey tabby kitten (that couldn't have been more than 6 months old) crawling into my garage by wriggling its way under the door. Amazingly, I couldn't find it anywhere even though the garage was thoroughly searched less than thirty seconds after I saw the poor thing. I hope it's okay, it started thundering and stuff outside not too long after this happened...

(I think my neighborhood is slowly turning into cat central or something, this kitten makes the fifth stray I've seen around here within the last couple of months *sadface*)

THING THE LAST: My Tunny/Will/EG fic is hovering around 7500 words right now (because [livejournal.com profile] pau494 is a goddess and brought my muse out of its coma), and I'm about 3/4 of the way done. I wouldn't be surprised if this sucker broke 10k, y'all.

And to think, when I started this I thought it was only going to be a puny 5,000 word one shot.

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Ahahahahaha, you'd think I would have learned by now.

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"Abused patience turns to fury..." -- Thomas Fuller

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Cheers.
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Urgh, this thing where I keep suddenly finding myself wide awake at quarter-'til-death o'clock in the morning really needs to stop. I must be unconsciously freaking out about finals or something (consciously, I don't give a fuck because I have straight A's in all my classes right now and finals are next week).

Meanwhile, back on topic, the internet gods granted my wish! Real!Nate weighed in on the whole Osama bin Laden thing:

"The killing of Osama bin Laden is a victory not only for the U.S. military and the families of 9/11 victims, but also for the prospect of rebalancing U.S. foreign policy. Terrorism, even al Qaeda's spectacular brand of it, cannot be the dominant influence on a great power's role in the world. His death allows the United States to focus on other core interests – restoring America's economic strength, developing and implementing more sensible energy policies, and reinvigorating America's relationships with emerging powers around the world. In short, it is an opportunity to turn the page and move beyond the distorted foreign policy narrative of the past decade."


Y'know, he raises an interesting point, I hadn't figured in the ramifications for U.S. domestic policy in all of this, I was still stuck on the military aspect of it (and I bet I'm not the only one who was expecting him to comment on that perspective). Thoughts?

Now I should probably go try to give this sleep thing another whirl. Fake!Nate thanks y'all for your time:
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Soooo this is pretty much another "random odds and ends about life" post, but fear not! It includes fannish things!

1) Fact #1: Listening to one's iPod on shuffle while writing fic can often be quite helpful.

Fact #2: It can also, however, be somewhat problematic. Such as when one is in the middle of writing a really intense, emotional scene and Ice Cream Truck - Cazwell comes on (thus totally puncturing the mood). ("AngryangrysadangryfuckyeahBlackSabba-- big gay jam? Wat?")


2) I swear to God I just heard someone in the courtyard of my apartment complex yell "YEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HA!" at the top of their lungs. I'm not even joking.


3) [livejournal.com profile] noelia_g started a doctor!AU comment fic. Go read it. Now. I can wait.


4) Instead of studying for my test tomorrow like a good girl, I wound up spending a good chunk of today composing a fanmix for the GK/AI crossover. See what y'all think:

Still up for some potential changes, thus why I haven't set up appropriate linkage yet )


5) I also spent most of today finally finishing the first part of said GK/AI crossover. Yes, really. Behold!

Title: Everyone's Heart Doesn't Beat the Same (Part I)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Summary: A Generation Kill/American Idiot crossover AU in which Tunny's path still leads to military service, but gets there by a longer, much bumpier route.
Author's Note: A million thank-yous to [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris and [livejournal.com profile] pau494 for helping me with little details, brainstorming with me, listening to me whine, and generally waving pom-poms whenever necessary (bonus thank-yous to [livejournal.com profile] eiirene for helping me with how normal little kids speak). This part is dedicated to all of you.
Current Warnings: Bad language and possible triggers for domestic violence

I. Tales of Another Broken Home )

Comments of all kinds are, as usual, welcome and encouraged, but all I ask is for y'all to please remember my tiny, fragile ego when writing your comments. It's even more important in this instance because I worked so hard on this that it feels especially...personal. Idk, maybe I'm just being a giant wimp, just be gentle like usual, okay? Many, many revisions will probably ensue anyway as I compulsively nitpick this part for typos and stuff.

Aaand that's about it. Stay tuned for more vampire!AU (among other things).

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I have been doing research -- including but not limited to pestering the crap out of [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris -- for various aspects of my GK/AI crossover fic for the last four and a half hours. FOUR AND A HALF HOURS (because I'm going to get Tunny's pre-combat experience right if it kills me, God damn it).

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This would all be so much simpler if I wasn't such an unbelievable raging nerd all kinds of nitpicky and insane and so in love with the source material that I'm going to these lengths to do right by it. Urgh.

In RL news, my adviser informed me yesterday that I have a shot at graduating in four years after all (in spite of all the fuckery with the university athletic training department) AND at getting an academically relevant job right when I get out. Pretty sweet, no?

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P.S. - Has anyone heard from [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n recently or should I send out an internet search beacon? It's been a while and I'm starting to wonder (and to miss our beloved vampire!AU)...
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So, I was reading through [livejournal.com profile] kahtyasofia's summary post about GK at the Escapade Convention and I got to this part...

What GK has in common with other fandoms, is the cross-over'ability it has with other fandoms. In other words, GK gets crossed over with shows that the actors have gone to do since. Like, Eric Northman/Nate Fick. Eric Northman/Ray Person. Have we crossed over TB/AI or GK/AI, yet?


...*slowly raises hand* Workin' on it. I considered mentioning such in the post but it seemed like saying so would be out of place in contrast to the serious discussion going on in the comments. Plus I'm having trouble deciphering whether she was kidding or not...

ANYWAY, I also had a bout of exceptionally random fannish brainstorming yesterday that I thought might intrigue some of you (particularly the Glee and AI fans):

Glee episode idea (because I am a giant nerd and the idea just won't get out of my head) )

Aaaaand that's all I've got for now. Le Boyfriend plans to drag me to the mall and the movies today (based on the silly myth that there is life outside our apartment), so I might be a bit radio silent in terms of answering comments today.

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"He that hopes no good fears no ill..." -- Thomas Fuller

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Cheers.

P.S. - Because of the Horrible Things happening to the show on Sunday, I will probably be talking about American Idiot a LOT more than usual over the next day or two. Please bear with me, I promise I'll reign the obsessiveness in a bit afterwards <3

ETA: WHEN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN? Although I suppose the important question before I get all excited is "How many original cast members will be left by then?"
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Over the span of my entire academic career (including well into college), I've been forced to do a lot of group work with varying results. Chances are, most of you have too (even those of you who haven't started college yet or those who are long past it). In the course of all the group work I've done, I've noticed that a few specific personalities tend to emerge almost every time -- how many of them you get depends on your natural luck and the size of the group. So, internets, I've decided to document a few of these personalities for your amusement and convenience:

It's probably bad that I'm this cynical at this young of an age... )

Also, for my GKers, a fic rec:

My Best Friend Is You by [livejournal.com profile] passionofmind - Brad/Nate - NC-17 - A perfectly glorious college!AU in which Brad is emotionally stunted and needs some help figuring out what he wants in life. Luckily, Nate is there to help and Ray is there to offer a running (if frequently unwanted) commentary on the proceedings. I can personally guarantee that you will grinning like a loon at the very LEAST by the end of the story.

Finally, there's supposed to be some snow/ice/freezing rain/wintry death again this week. Like, they might cancel classes again if all this shit actually goes down. I'm sort of worried, I don't think I could deal with being stuck in Le Flat for a three day stretch again. This would be me by the end of it:

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Funnily enough, Terry and Le Boyfriend look similar enough that this gif is actually more appropriate than I originally intended

Please, pray for us.

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"He who limps is still walking..." -- Joan Rivers

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Cheers.

ETA: For anyone who still isn't aware of stark_daily... )
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THING THE FIRST: Somehow, I'm still sick. Either this is the world's most persistent head/chest cold or I'm secretly dying, I don't even know anymore. I just know that whatever it is leaves me avoiding deep breaths so I don't have another coughing fit.


THING THE SECOND: It snowed here! Well, only a little and none of it even tried to stick, but still, snow!


THING THE THIRD: [livejournal.com profile] stark_daily is the best comm ever, because it showed me these

In which Stark is dressed like entirely too many boys I went to high school with... )

And bonus Pawel!

In which Pawel is his usual disgustingly adorable self... )

Oh GK cast, how so stupefyingly attractive and generally awesome?


THING THE FOURTH: Le Boyfriend and I watched The Last Exorcism last night. What in the actual fuck was that ending? I mean really, I realize Eli Roth had a hand in making this movie and so of course it's going to have some questionable elements, but still.


And now back to lying in bed and trying not to breathe too deeply. Ugh.

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So, internets, this is the last chapter of Le Batfic proper (there's still an epilogue coming). As in, we'll probably finish the whole story (epilogue included) this week. Holy shit.

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 13)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which Walt steps up, the Joker goes down, and Brad and Nate show an extraordinary talent for bluffing.

Ray always enjoys hanging out with Walt before he has to get ready to patrol... )

Enjoy and, as usual, any and all comments are both welcome and encouraged (be they long and ramble-tastic or short and to the point).

Cheers.

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