be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Default)
2013-03-30 02:26 am

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i just finished mass effect 3

nothing will ever be okay again oh my god this gaaaame this trilogy i can't

my heart hurts so much and it was all so beautiful, seriously. 

hello my spring break has been going pretty well! apart from finishing mass effect today kind of sucked because i had a really bad migraine all day but all in all my upped dose has been going well and i've had a lot of time to myself and to hang out with a couple friends and to play me3 and rp and sleep, and hopefully this next quarter will be a lot easier!

how are you guys? 

who wants to talk mass effect!
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DC: Batgirl: smile and dodge)
2012-06-22 12:14 pm

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PRIORITY NUMBER ONE: punching the flu in the face

PRIORITY NUMBER TWO: keeping myself from dying of boredom and fever

PRIORITY NUMBER THREE: not move too much because of said flu and also because my right ribs hurt because i fell off a couch onto a coffee table yes i am a real adult. the best adult!

PRIORITY NUMBER FOUR: resolutely ignore family stuff because there is nothing i can do about it at the moment

PRIORITY NUMBER FIVE: read ALL THE COMICS mostly Flash ones because Wally West is legitimately fantastic guys

let me spam you really quickly here with his awesome

no look you don't understand he is RIDICULOUSLY GREAT )

hi guys how are y'all?
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Authority: text: bugger this)
2012-03-15 01:33 pm

/stares at everyone

 wow I am the worst at keeping up with stuff. THE WORST.

HI EVERYONE I would like to say hi and uh.

I am also the worst at being remotely interesting, I have been doing literally nothing but working and RPing for a while now. 

... no I am still pretty uninteresting.

but hi guys! how are you?
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (AH: Allie: I'm King fucking Arthur)
2011-12-17 02:39 pm

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 Right, so, I finally have longer than half an hour on the computer to do ALL OF MY STUFF.

I'm in the library at Rotarua, where it is pouring down rain, holy crap there is so. much. rain. The internet is kind of crappy and reallyyyy slow, but oh well. It is serving my purposes.

So firstly I wanted to give my massive, massive thanks for everything you guys said in the anonymous love meme. I don't even know what to say beyond flailing and thank you because it really means an incredible amount to me, everything you said and just. <33333333 I love you guys all so much.

So yeah, I'm travelling again. I don't know when I won't be travelling for the next month and a half, actually. I may be back at at the hostel for a few days inbetween travelling and going home for my sister's wedding. Then I'm home for the wedding from January 18 and I'm back like... Feb. 1stish? to begin work at the hostel again.

Also I wrote Supernatural/Leverage fic while pinch-hitting for the Crossover Exchange, and it is up on A03 and I'm running out of time so can't link to it, but yeah. It is there! It is Dean/Eliot.

I love all you guys an immense amount! See you around.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Default)
2011-12-16 04:13 pm

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 Travelling again. Up in the North Island, got my ears pierced, camping, playing computer games, stuff.

Drop me a note here if there's something I need to know. I'm getting to internet about once a day.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Nikita: do not remember me as a bridge)
2011-12-09 08:40 pm

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 Back from camp, done with the last day of work, HOLIDAYS.

oh yeah also Mary broke her collarbone. so. um. that happened.

Also Crossover Exchange!

Nevcolleil wrote me a lovely Criminal Minds/Inception crossover, Life Ain't A Dream, about Spencer and Arthur and their tangled life together. You guys should go check it out, it's really nice and I love the idea of Spencer and Arthur being childhood friends who wreaked havoc together before turning into something more.

I wrote The Curious Case of the Time Agent and His Sister for turkeyish, a Torchwood/Narnia fic which is actually set roughly in the same universe as that other Torchwood/Narnia fic I did ages ago, To Go Nowhere With You. (I strongly suspect there will be an Edmund/Ianto coda to this fic prettyyy soon. Also there is the fic that is specifically a sequel to TGNWY.) I am also writing a pinch hit which will show up sometime soon. Also I want to thank flyakate again for being an invaluable and wonderful beta. That fic was in a horrific state when she got it, and she did a quick turnaround and a very good beta on it at the same time. <3333

ALSO erasureathon has started and the person erasing for me is amazing and has already done one. xenoamorist erased Far From His Home and turned it into as small as a world and as large as alone, which is an amazing, beautiful piece of poetry about Castiel and Dean being in love and the awkwardness of bodies and it is really, stupendously well done. YOU SHOULD GO READ IT.

ps I am sort of watching TV but mostly just sitting around joining Aidan and Mary in their epic Battlestar Galactica watch. It mostly goes like this. "Betsy is it going to get better? At all?" "... Well, no, not really." "ARGH." *puts on another episode* 

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DC: Batgirl: smile and dodge)
2011-12-05 08:43 am

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 will be at camp and not around for the next four days. see you guys when I get back. <333
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (AH: Allie: I'm King fucking Arthur)
2011-11-30 08:25 pm

whoooo!



it is probably telling that it ended on my MC telling off and threatening the collective governments of earth for not being nearly good enough people and then going and destroying a facility experimenting on posthumans. and by destroying I mean completely and totally levelling it piece by piece after getting everyone out. 

It's not so much a coherent story as this wide, sprawling collection of things that are a big part of this universe I'm building around it, but I think it's a pretty fair amount of work for one month.

beta request, don't look if you're in crossover exchange )
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (CA: Steve: I don't wanna get over you)
2011-11-23 02:26 pm

right so

I am going to do a kind of big post right here. This is partially because I have been absolute crap at updating recently and therefore have a lot to, but also because I am procrastinating on a) NaNo, b) college essay, c) Crossover Exchange, and d) Yuletide. (I know, right, I just received my assignment and I'm already procrastinating. Even though I like my prompt. I'm a GENIUS at this stuff.)

FIRST OFF omg omg you guys you know the book Avalon High by Meg Cabot? spoilers for book and movie )

So yes I think you should all go watch that, or just like skip through anything that's not about her being awesome and then write fic about it because LADY. KING. ARTHUR. guys.

...sadfacing about brain )


anyways I love you all and someday I will write a PROPER update that involves things like Stuff That I'm Doing instead of just lists of things I'm procrastinating on and crying about. I promise.

oh and yes I also made like. a MASSIVE icons post. it is HERE.

it includes:
7 Avalon High (Allie as King Arthur)
16 Fables (Cinderella) (remind me to talk to you guys about Fables, DCnU, and Once Upon a Time at some point)
20 Alex Rider
7 Batman Beyond (Max Gibson)
7 Young Justice (Artemis)
7 The Authority
27 Miscellaneous Comics (Lady Sabre, X-Factor, Young Avengers, Birds of Prey, Ice, Wonder Woman, Stephanie Brown, Cassandra Cain, Aquagirl, Gunnerkrigg Court)

here are some of the icons in it 
   
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Authority: text: bugger this)
2011-11-05 11:17 pm

lol hi

 I will feel better when the stats stop telling me I'll finish on Dec. 15th. Which they won't stop telling me until it's not true anymore. Which means I have to write... two thousand something words? Which I won't accomplish tonight. But if I make word count tonight, I'll only have like - 2500 words to write tomorrow!

I am finally achieving some sort of breakthrough, which is good, because if I don't have any inspiration for NaNo but have loads for my RP characters, guess who gets written and who doesn't? 

BANTER MORE, KIDS. BANTER MORE. 

p.s. oh my god I have to catch up so I can start writing college application essays I hate those things. also I need to write and ask for recommendations. also one of our hostel girls came home from a party drunk tonight. thank goodness I wasn't on duty. (instead I am on tomorrow. and don't even get the hour more sleep in of the weekend because some girls have to be let out early. and I worked like three extra hours Friday. I'm being cranky ignore me.)

so! NANOING FLIST, how's your novels going?

REST OF FLIST, how's life? I.. haven't checked anything in like three days now. Oops.

will be posting this on Tumblr too feel free to ignore it.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DC: Batgirl: smile and dodge)
2011-10-31 11:00 pm

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 THINGS I AM DOING IN NOVEMBER

1) NaNoWriMo with a 70,000 word goal. (LADY SUPERHEROES.)
2) reapplying to UofC if I get up the courage to ask for new recommendation letters. :/
3) RPing with my most lovely Maxine Gibson and Alex Rider! SO MANY FEELINGS. 
4) Still watching too much TV. Especially TV that involves superheroes. Especially tiny teenage superheroes who just want to snark in peace.
5) Working. As normal. 
6) Trying to make sure two of my hostel girls remain okay. One of them has some sort of long-term illness that she has never gotten addressed and the other is almost constantly on the verge of a psychological meltdown and her parents are not helping.

LOVING ALL OF YOU GUYS A LOT.

GOOD NIGHT. NaNo starts in an hour but I need to be sleeping because I have to be awake at 6.30 again tomorrow. I SHALL BEGIN TOMORROW. someone teach me how to write action scenes in the interim like ten hours. while I'm sleeping and working. that would be great.

ETA: So within half an hour of posting this I had to call the dean of girls for the sick girl and she went to hospital fifteen minutes later. And I have a protective streak, and I like her, and I'm the one who took her to the hospital when she had pneumonia and I've been pushing her to get a doctor's appointment ever since to figure out what's wrong and I am worrying my head off for her.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Susan: fire at will)
2011-10-25 10:59 pm

hey flist!

 I feel bad, I have been neglecting - um, everything?

I picked up a few people at the YJ friending meme! I feel like I should introduce myself, but I am really super bad at introductions. Um. Hi, I'm Betsy, I'm working in New Zealand for a year before college, I like reading and writing and music and watching things and LADIES and superheroes (and superhero ladies are double awesome) and politics in the sense of wanting to beat up all the politicians and do something myself and languages and silly things and RPing and Susan Pevensie. (You may think the last one is overly specific compared to the others. It is not. Susan Pevensie is the actual best. She is an entire category of awesome all by herself.)

NaNoWriMo is in five days! This is really exciting to me. I have been wanting to write and doing planning for writing a lot this past year, but I've been so fragmented in my actual writing, bits and pieces of things. NaNo makes me sit down and write a complete narrative, which is always a good and needed thing. HEY HEY HEY you should talk to me about NaNo, anyone else doing it or anyone who just wants to talk! 

Also Crossover Exchange (which I should get written this week if I am smart, which invariably I am not when it comes to deadlines), Yuletide when it comes around, and Festivids. 

some RL chatter! ) 

TV-wise, I have nothing but incoherent joy at Downton Abbey, even more incoherent joy for Young Justice (TEAM TEAM THIS TEAM OH MY GOD), an admission that I have GOT to catch up on Criminal Minds and Nikita, and a note that I've been watching a few episodes of Alpha and it seems quite interesting. But I am so open to discussing these shows, definitely.

And that is all I have for today! <3333 Love you guys!
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (YJ: Kaldur: bring it on)
2011-10-12 06:39 pm

this is a "today Betsy rambled at Tumblr" compilation

Betsy rambles at Tumblr about how I Am Number Four could have been a way more interesting story with some crucial changes, and then gets wrought-up in general about sexism and racism in books/movies.

so I just watched I Am Number Four

first post )

reply:

"The sequel book is is called “The Power of Six” and has been out in the UK for a couple of months. You are aware that the film is based off the book by Pittacus Lore, right?"

Betsy still wants to smash things )

reply:

"Anonymous asked:
but the movie is based on a book, so we can't blame the movie for telling the wrong story-line
."

the book clearly told the wrong story too!

more explosions, guys. Who would pass up on MORE EXPLOSIONS. )

later post:

oh man guys I am being kind of serious and text-y today. uh, sorry?

problems! )

I would also like to add that I am fucking pissed that I live in a society that tries to tell me that because I am a woman it is weird that I like superheroes and action movies. (DOCTOR PEPPER I AM LOOKING AT YOU ASSHOLES) I think I just have a lot of rage today. most of the time I can acknowledge how fucked up society is without getting this angry about it. not today I guess. 

also I'm doing lady superheroes for NaNo! They will be awesome. :D

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Nikita: do not remember me as a bridge)
2011-09-21 09:38 am

assorted stuff

So NFE reveals went up a while ago and I - neglected to mention mine here. Or stick it on A03. This is now rectified!

a cloud tangled in the tale of a kite
Narnia. Liliandil. Liliandil/Caspian.
On LJ. On A03.
Her heart is beating very fast indeed, and where she can feel the pulse at the corner of his wrist his is as well.


This is actually more or less a sequel to last year's NFE, your least gesture beckoned a constellation. (I even titled them from the same poem. I know, I know.) At first I was kind of worried as to whether I could write another fic about Liliandil, but as it turns out I quite like her and writing her - I should do it more often, but then again her and Caspian's lives just make me really, really sad. I hope I did justice to her. There was more I wish I could have figured out how to put in, on her tangled loyalties and maybe some meta on how stars work, but I got stuck too many times when I tried and I didn't have enough time to make it work. (I think it would have taken a long time.)

I've been working on the last thing for the We Love The Women That Fandom Hates fest, but it keeps being too big and taking too long. It will show up someday, I promise. :P

real life stuff )

So there's a couple of icon memes going around! First round is from [personal profile] fallingtowers . :D

icon meme responses! )

Also have watched 2x01 of Downton Abbey and have a LOT of feelings about it. Feel free to ask me about them!
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DC: Batgirl: smile and dodge)
2011-08-30 09:33 am

some recs, something I wrote, assorted other things

 First, some recs!

Vialethe wrote some gorgeous Last Battle AU Susan/Edmund travelling the world. 

Beccatoria did a lovely DCAU Wonder Woman vid, "I'm Holding Out For A Hero."

[personal profile] settiai did a fantastic Doctor Who Rory/Amy vid, "You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate". THEY HAVE PERFECT FACES.

Someone wrote me a lovely Ramandu's Island fic for the Narnia Fic Exchange, This is not an ending. I've been bad and neglectful and am only now commenting on it, but I really enjoyed it.

Stuff by me that I never mentioned here! My Remix fic.

Secret Virtues (the Blackmail and Bars Remix)
Highlander: The Series. Amanda, Methos. Pretty much gen. 1,003 words.

Amanda and Methos are definitely my favorite two characters from Highlander, and I love their interactions in canon, so this was quite fun to write. It's a little bit silly. :P

I'm currently speeding through reading the Alex Rider series. (The school library has all of them but the second.) You guys, the level of psychological damage this kid is carrying after just four books is INSANE. I shudder to think of how totally broken he's going to be after 8. 

Communication levels here where I work: MINIMAL. We had a meeting three weeks after I got here where we were finally given a list of specific instructions for our jobs. Yeah. Before that we'd just been doing whatever we'd been told to do and not really knowing what we were supposed to do. I know. There was something on the list of specific duties about "checking the dorms every 30 minutes". I asked about it because I'd never been told to do that or seen anyone do that (including the two people telling me to do it), and they both looked at me and were like "Oh, nobody's told you that?" ... NO, okay, no, because nobody tells anybody anything in this hostel! 

But mostly work is going okay. I may be coming down with chicken pox? Aidan had shingles and I've been feeling kind of bad the past few days. Tomorrow I have all day off so I'm going to sleep a lot and drink a lot of water and hopefully feel better. (It probably hasn't helped that my stomach has once again hit the "oh dear god this food is awful" spot and can't take most of it. I'll have to go to the grocery store today after lunch and see if I can find something decent to eat.) 

Downloading takes so long on this connection.

I sort of love being pretty independent. :D And having money regularly. (Though I am trying to avoid spending most of it. My pay goes straight through to my card, and I try to only use the cash I get from vacuuming a lady's house on Friday's. :D)

I'm writing! I feel really happy about that. I think I'm going to do a "works in progress" meme sometime soon, because I keep fluttering between them and I could use the incentive to finish them. (It's kind of a bizarre list.)

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Authority: text: bugger this)
2011-08-15 11:43 am

Meme.

Snagged from[personal profile] bedlamsbard .

Alfred Hitchcock said, "If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach." If I wrote a story today, what would the readers immediately look for?

Kind of curious!

ETA: It's a snow day here! ... There's not really much snow left, but it is a snow day!

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: group: now a big hug!)
2011-07-05 02:08 pm

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Currently busily occupied in going through all my clothes. How do you pack enough stuff in one suitcase for an entire year?

Yeah, still not sure of the answer on that one.

Things I want to do: write. But I really don't have much time at all, so - 

Give me a fandom (I would love to do my original stuff especially) and either a one word or picture prompt, and I will write a three-sentence fic. More than one prompt is totally welcomed.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DC: Batgirl: smile and dodge)
2011-06-17 01:41 pm

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 a couple of things.

one, I HAVE A NEW LAPTOP BOO YEAH. 

*coughs* I suspect most of the time I'm looking at it I look kind of like a cat that ate a canary. It is shiny and perfect and beautiful and I love it. I ended up getting a Dell Inspiron 15R. It's a 15.6", which is smaller than I'm used to but not too small, thank goodness. It runs fast, I used Windows 7 to transfer most of my files over to it from the old laptop, and it feels pretty sturdy. also, so much space!

oh, and, uh, here's the X-Men fic I accidentally de-anoned on. totally ridiculous, feel free to skip. 
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Edmund: there are things I regre)
2011-05-18 07:24 pm

three super-important things! \o/

firstly, happiest of happy birthdays to Lass! I was going to post that, y'know, yesterday, but I didn't want to until the fic went up. <333333333333334569101 YOU ARE MY SUNSHIIIIIIINE, YOU MAKE ME HAPPYYYYYY WHEN SKIES ARE BLUUUUUE.

secondly, and this is kind of RL important - I need advice on buying a laptop. I don't like Macs, for starters. (I don't like working on them or their set-up style, and would need a really convincing argument to buy one.) I need a laptop that's good for graphics, is very sturdy, and as lightweight as I can get it. I want a pretty large screen, but I also need to be able to travel with it easily. I guess a 13" or 15"? And it needs to either have a lot of space on the harddrive or there needs to be an easy way for me to get more room to put stuff on. So - advice? What laptops have you found are really good? Which ones fail all the time? Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!

LASTLY AND ALSO TOTALLY IMPORTANT. This Sunday (EST) afternoon, probably starting around 2 but maybe later, I'm going to be rewatching all the Narnia movies. Timing depends somewhat on who else can be there when. I should definitely be around all afternoon anyways. I'll be on Skype and the NFFR chat rooms and Tumblr and Twitter and pretty much everywhere and would love company.

This brought on by me having a really bad headache Monday night and rewatching bits and pieces of all three movies, and continuing to do so today. (oh my god, how come the last bit of LWW always makes me cry? SO BEAUTIFUL, SO HAPPY, SO IN CONTROL and then it is all just STRIPPED AWAY FROM THEM LEWIS I HATE YOU FOREVER.) like - I don't even want to fic, there are too many feelings to fic them. TOO MANY FEELINGS. ALL I KNOW IS FLAIL AND SQUEE. 

as reference, here are the Tumblr posts I made:

ALL THE FEELINGS FOR NARNIA )

BUT YOU LOVE ME ANYWAY. AND I LOVE YOU. 

(rewatching VotDT again: nnnnnnnngh boys in chains why is this cast so pretty.)

Also Doctor Who this week was spectacular. Oh, Gaiman. Thank you. I do not like all your stuff, but you did well. 



be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (YJ: Kaldur: bring it on)
2011-05-12 02:50 pm

you say ancestors and I breathe Bones -

I'm really sad about school being over. Much as I'm eager and thrilled to be leaving home and going to New Zealand, this semester was really great for me, both learning-wise and personally. I feel like I've become a lot more comfortable with myself and being myself around other people. Saying what I actually think rather than bending to what people around me think about me / about the subject. And some of that has definitely been my teachers and fellow students this semester. (One of whom I have a massive crush on, ugh.)

clearly, then it's fandom meme time, for cheering up purposes! Stolen from redsilverchains. :D

Name a fandom, and I will tell you a) my three favorite romantic relationships, b) my three favorite non-romantic relationships, and c) one character combination (either shippy or non-shippy) I wish got more attention in canon.

Also I might write you something.
 

I'm also currently working on what was supposed to be a quick Blake backstory piece and has been turning into a monster.