a_leprechaun: (oozora yuuhi hero)
Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

[livejournal.com profile] roguebelle requested explanations for the following:
bishounen: In Japanese, translates to "beautiful youth," though it is understood to mean (to use a more vernacular phrase) "prettyboy." It's most widely used to describe any male character from anime who looks slightly (or very) feminine. Another one of my interests, Dilandau Albatou, is an example of a bishounen, though even he might fall on the more male-looking side of the spectrum.
So why's this in my interests? Because sexual ambiguity is yay, that's why. ^__^

buachailleen: Pronounced "book-a-leen" with emphasis on the first syllable, buachailleen are Scottish faeries who appear as young boys and run around on summer nights messing with sheep. They fall on, I think, a happy medium with regard to humans- not particularly nice or particularly malevolent, but rather just mischievous. My faery-dude who I've posted art of a coupla times is a buachailleen, and if I ever try my hand at a webcomic, it'll be about the little group of sheep-worriers I've had running around in my head for some time now.

earthbound: My favorite video game of all time!!! Also one of my most treasured fandoms, inasmuch as I "do fandom" anymore. The game is an aerial-view RPG for the Super Nintendo, and in it you play a young man who's awakened one night by the sound of a meteor crashing not far from his house. From there begins an adventure involving aliens, psychic powers, a traveling blues band, an evil dimension-bending statue, monkeys, cavemen, hippies, vision quests, magic cake, the loch ness monster, a walking dungeon, zombies, ghosts, dinosaurs and time travel, just to name a few things.
Some years ago I managed to become a big fish in a small fandom with my 20-chapter Earthbound fanfic, Cycle, which picks up on our heroes 10 years after the game ends and has since been called "the 'Casablanca' of Earthbound fanfic." Its sequel, Mutation, has become a very long work-in-progress which I'd still like to finish...

my scottish ancestry: The only part of my geneology I've done any looking into (though I would like to do more someday...). My mother's maiden name is Crawford, a very Scottish name, though so far we've actually traced them back to Ireland. BUT. It was right around the time when a whole bunch of well-to-do Scots were coming over and seizing the Irish farmers' land and living on it. Soooo there's a good chance my ancestors were Scottish assholes XD Dunno how proud I am of that, but it feels cool to know where one comes from. Even if it's from assholes.

nhsi: Stands for "National High School Institute," or the "Cherub" program. It happens every summer here at Northwestern for Junior high school students. I did it for theatre when I was between 11th and 12th grades. It's fun being a former Cherub at Northwestern, because you can strike up conversations with other former Cherubs that start out with, "Remember that time during Cherubs..." and watch non-Cherubs roll their eyes. :P

pgsm: Stands for "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon," which is a great example of Japan's wonderful ability to take a good thing way too far. Hey look, we have a successful cartoon with hundreds of episodes! Now let's make it a live-action show! And have stage shows! With songs! I have a DVD of one of the stage shows. It is deliciously ludicrous.

takarazuka: More Japan stuff! More sexual ambiguity! Takarazuka is Japan's all-female acting troupe known for staging lavish musicals. The actors live together in dorms, train and rehearse all the time, and are not allowed to date while they're in the company. Hard.Core. I'd do it if it weren't for the not-allowed-to-date thing. And the being American thing.
My favorite otokoyaku (or "actress who plays male roles") is Oozora Yuuhi *points to icon*. She's a wonderful comic actor; she played Nicely-Nicely Johnson in their production of Guys and Dolls. She was also Rudolph in one of their many Elisabeths. And she's pweeetty *_*

And with that, I'm off to campus. I has callback!
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Since I'm leaving for Oxford tomorrow, Everything's Eventual will have to go back to the library, so I skipped ahead and read the story of 1408. At 2 AM. And it is way, way scarier than the movie. And I read it at 2 AM.

"A life rule if you're going to read those things: during the day, near a bunny." -Dad

That may be the best advice I've gotten so far this year.

And yes, I leave for Oxford, and BADA, tomorrow. There's no internet access in the dorms. :/ There are interweb cafes around town, but time will be limited. And so I say to you, as usual: see ya on the flip-side!

I leave you with the ship-meme and a buncha quizzes.

Six Ships I Like
01. Jack/Tia Dalma (PotC)
02. Gringoire/Frollo (Notre Dame de Paris)
03. Six/Gaius (BSG)
04. Ben/Sofie (Carnivale)
05. Merle/Celena (Escaflowne)
06. Ness/Paula (EarthBound)

Three Ships I Abandoned
07. Harry/Remus (HP)
08. Jonesy/Sofie (Carnivale)
09. Tommy/Iris (Carnivale)

Three Ships I Never Liked
10. Van/Dilandau (Escaflowne)
11. Jake/Will (Brothers Grimm)
12. Harry/Draco (HP)

Two Ships That Have Piqued my Interest
13. Gaeta/Gaius (BSG)
14. Roslin/Bill Adama (BSG)

Follow-up Questions: Spoilers for various things within )



Jack Sparrow's (mostly) loyal first mate, you spend most of your time fishing your captain out of trouble-- or fishing yourself out of whatever trouble your captain's gotten you into this time. The proverbial old salt, you've seen and heard just about everything there is during your time at sea, and you always have a story or two up your sleeve, especially when the films require some helpful expository dialogue.

Which Pirates of The Caribbean Character Are You?
Find out at Shiver My Timber-- A Pirate RPG






QuizDump )
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Damn right he won't.



(Bought this model over ebay some months ago. Finally got around to buying the paints and assembling it today ^__^)

A silly little picspam )

Oh, and also... The complete series of Escaflowne on DVD is miiiiiiiiiiinnne. And I loves it.
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I hath joined [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse! Which I hadn't even heard of until [livejournal.com profile] scytheandroses joined up, but it's a HUGE multi-fandom rp/fanfic comm. Definitely worth a look.

My chararacters are Jacob Grimm (Gilliam's version, not the historical one) and Dilandau Albatou (of Escaflowne--series, not movie). Dilandau hasn't made any friends yet (aww, no one likes the little pyro *pets*), but Jake is already rockin' it. With the Devil. XD SO MUCH SQUEE.

Anyway, if you wish to witness their ramblings, here be their journals:

Jacob - [livejournal.com profile] livingthestory
Dilandau - [livejournal.com profile] alseidesadonis

Oh yeah, and Dilandau's journal? SPOILERS. In case you care.
Jake.... doesn't really have much to be spoiled for (when compared to Dil-sama, anyway).

OH! And people for whom I have yet to write drabbles (aka Meglet and Nik/Sayrah). You have not been forgotten! They shall be written next week, I vow. Would be written this weekend, but it's our homestay weekend, so I'll hafta be hangin' with my Japanese family.

Dinner now. Tootles!

By the way

Jun. 30th, 2004 11:38 pm
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Watching the first five episodes of "Escaflowne" with Mary the other day has put me in SUCH an Escaflowne mood...

...which, successively, leads to a Dilandau mood.


OMGHEISSOSEXEEEEEEEEE

Thus endith the fangirlish outburst. ^_^;;; G'night.
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Look who's on the Animated Lust (Rated PG) calendar for this week...



Sooo many posts lately. o_O I really must do something more useful with my time...
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Here's one I've wanted to do for a while. The song is "Fly" by Celine Dion and the genre is a mix of the two greatest 'angel' animes out there: "Angel Sanctuary" and "Escaflowne".

Fly, Fly, Little Wing... )

On a different note, I finlly saw "Kill Bill Vol 1" last night. I liked it from an artistic standpoint, i.e. the way Tarantino used colors and music very creatively. But I probably wouldn't have any desire to see the second one if it hadn't been for that last line.

Whee!

Apr. 21st, 2004 10:14 pm
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At last, a Mary-Sue journal worth watching (at least from my POV):

[profile] escaflownesues

::readies her spork:: I am ready to avenge my fandom!
Though what should happen if they ever find out about Cherandle? ^_^;; Hmm, maybe they'll go easy on her (I did do extensive research to make sure it stayed canon. Which is more than most Suethors ever do).

G'night.
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This one goes out to all my fellow Esca fans, especially those who are fans of the Coolest Pyromaniac Ever. Which aspect of his personality are YOU?

snarky_dil
Anime, Escaflowne- Which Dilandau Are You? (many results!)

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S'all for now, folks.

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