tallulahgs: Adorably cross Raito (Adorably cross Raito)
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn your music player on and turn it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble/ ficlet related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it’s over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.


As I did this in late 2007/early 2008, the fandom of choice was always going to be Death Note. I was very good and hardly cheated at all, though I may have skipped over the clips of my brother pretending to be Kazuo Kiriyama as a Dungeon Master.

Youtube links included for songs. Not horribly unsafe for work but there's a little swearing, a little violence, and/or a little non-explicit sexyteims in some of the drabbles.

Ten Death Note drabbles )
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"In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it! Post this on your LJ if you know someone who has or had cancer. 93% won't copy and paste this. Will you?"

*posts* Well, both my grandparents had it, as does one of my mum's friend. I didn't do the Facebook-bra-status thing because I couldn't see a point to it; at least this one actually mentions cancer.
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Resume of my latest trip to lycoris-land, just because I can't not have a RL event recorded on LJ )

I think that's it. Currently sleepy. Had a nightmare that I was watching the Saw movies and trying to remember how to get out of the various traps. Woke up too scared to move and may have gone and searched living quarters to check there were no creepy puppets lying in wait for me >_>

Oh yes, meme (I can write the answers in longhand. I am slowly building up stuff written in longhand. Building up more can only be a good plan :D)

Ask me my fannish Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.

And, pinched from [livejournal.com profile] vashti:

LJ interests generator thing )
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Well, there's not much doom, but hey, who cares ^^

Questions about a character you've been tagged with:

rushikayu13 gave me Shinji Mimura )

sashwizzled gave me Yamagata )

09 → Please choose 5 friends with your choice of character.

[livejournal.com profile] lycoris with Raito Yagami.
[livejournal.com profile] sabethea with Sirius Black.
[livejournal.com profile] tannakitten with Kai.
[livejournal.com profile] anbyrobanby with Hiroshi Kuronaga.
[livejournal.com profile] likeatruck with Tetsuo Shima.

(Sweet, five fandoms represented :D)

If y'all want, of course.
tallulahgs: (Happy Tetsuo)
Stolen from various people ^^

I think this meme feels my summer is supposed to be like one from Sweet Valley High )

Tomorrow I go to a friend's wedding. A bunch of us from work are going down. Despite the fact that this means I will have a two-day week before I go to Prague and thus MAJOR EMAIL OVERLOAD when I get back, I'm still quite pleased - I know if I were in the office all week I'd be fretting about the forthcoming trip and all the things I might forget.

Work was busy and crazy and had too many emails and meetings but I'm okay now apart from the random dizzy spell...
tallulahgs: (Happy Tetsuo)
This has been the week of sleepiness, due to one of my housemates waking me up at 5 a.m. on two consecutive mornings, and then me electing to go and see a later-than-intended showing of Mamma Mia and not getting to bed til 11.30. It was thus not surprising I had a migraine yesterday, but I took one of the pills the doctor gave and it seemed to work surprisingly well. (Insert Tetsuo quote here.) This is a good thing.

I enjoyed Mamma Mia, though I think it works better as a musical than a movie. It was fun and silly and most of the cast were pretty good and Colin Firth has suddenly become hot again (after me swearing for years that he wasn't because he reminded me of my dad *sweatdrop*) I didn't like Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfreid much though - one was an annoying jerk and the other was just too fluffy and cute for my liking.

Work are sending me to a sales conference in Prague, apparently, which should be... interesting ^^ I'm going with one of the girls I eat lunch with (unfortunately, it's the one who sort of annoys me sometimes, but I figure this will either improve our friendship or destroy it, so it's pretty much win-win). It sounds like I'll be spending most of my time agreeing to send people books or saying 'I don't know the answer to that, but if you give me your contact details I'll find out and get back to you! *smilesmile*' Which I can do. I did it for my entire gap year :D

Rambling on books )

Book meme stolen from ecchipiro )
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] rushikayu13.

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well, let's see.
1) Bold the books you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Copy, paste, & repeat.
5) Starred next to the books you're reading/have read some of.


Lucy also put a strike through the ones that she read but wasn't fond of. I'll steal that.

Once again, I suspect I will fail at 19th-century novels )

Fanfiction

Jan. 6th, 2008 05:08 pm
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, my (incredibly hot) true love sent to me

twelve summer nights

Written for and posted to [livejournal.com profile] 12dayschristmas. And my LJ will now return to its normal meme-obsessed state ^^

[Title] Sidekicks
[Fandom] Battle Royale (movie)/Death Note
[Rating] PG
[Pairing] (implied) Keita Iijima/Touta Matsuda
[Notes/Summary] Matsuda and Keita meet on a shopping trip. Written for [livejournal.com profile] rushikayu13, who didn't ask for it, but suggested the pairing ^^

You buying cake again? )

[Title] Happiness Where You Find It
[Fandom] Akira (manga)
[Rating] G
[Notes/Summary] Kaori takes solace in a pleasant moment amid the destruction.

Happiness isn't thoughts any more )

[Title] Knowledge is Power
[Fandom] Death Note
[Rating] PG-13 for general gloom
[Notes/Summary] AU. Matsuda tries to sort out what he remembers and to survive in the new world. Not written for [livejournal.com profile] lycoris, but encouraged by her. So it's all her fault.

He feels like he knows nothing )

[Title] Too Darn Hot
[Fandom] Akira
[Rating] PG
[Pairing] Kai/Yamagata
[Notes/Summary] Kai considers the pros and cons of summer in Neo-Tokyo.

Only two things make summer here bearable )

[Title] Childish Things
[Fandom] Akira
[Rating] G
[Notes/Summary] It's Kiyoko's first night in a new place and she can't sleep.

She wishes it wasn't so hot )

[Title] Fight or Flight
[Fandom] Jet Set Radio
[Rating] G
[Pairing] Beat/Gum
[Notes/Summary] Beat and Gum sit and talk during their first night as GGs. [livejournal.com profile] disks_smilie requested a different take on this pairing. I'm not sure if this is that different, but it's not messed-up, at any rate ^^

Sometimes it's better to run )

[Title] Theatre of Sound
[Fandom] Jet Set Radio
[Rating] PG
[Pairing] Combo/Cube
[Notes/Summary] Post-GGs, Cube and Combo are running a pirate station for American music. Because I thought it might be interesting.

Why don't we both go naked? )

[Title] Ennui
[Fandom] Battle Royale (manga)
[Rating] G
[Pairing] (very implied) Takako Chigusa/Shogo Kawada
[Notes/Summary] Takako dislikes the summer.

She is angry for worrying )

[Title] Insomnia
[Fandom] Battle Royale (movie)
[Rating] G
[Notes/Summary] Satomi finds it difficult to sleep in a lighthouse.

It's all Yukie's fault )

[Title] Shadowing
[Fandom] Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
[Rating] G
[Notes/Summary] Togusa and Batou are on surveillance duty. (I don't think Togusa's wife is ever named, so I made something up.)

This could easily be an all-nighter )

[Title] Light and Dark
[Fandom] Death Note
[Rating] G
[Notes/Summary] Raito reflects on what memory loss can do. This may not have happened on a summer night. Because I don't know canon well enough. >_>

I know you'll catch him )

[Title] Tokyo-to Midsummer
[Fandom] Jet Set Radio
[Rating] G
[Notes/Summary] The strange weather system in Tokyo-to changes once a year...

A getting-back-to-your-roots thing )


Edit: And a short meme, because not spamming your Flist is love ^^

Choose a band/artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band: Garbage
Are you male or female: Androgyny Breaking Up The Girl
Describe yourself: Supervixen Stupid Girl I Think I'm Paranoid
How do some people feel about you: You Look So Fine Only Happy When It Rains
How do you feel about yourself: Fix Me Now
Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend: if I said 'Dumb' that would be very bitchy and not even true Not My Idea. Or actually, Why Do You Love Me could work there ^^
Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend: When I Grow Up
Describe where you want to be: Happy Home
Describe what you want to be: Untouchable
Describe how you live: Silence Is Golden
Describe how you love: Sex Is Not The Enemy
Share a few words of wisdom: Boys Wanna Fight

The Bible

Jan. 24th, 2007 04:03 pm
tallulahgs: (Happy Tetsuo)
You know the Bible 100%!
 

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
Create MySpace Quizzes




Um... I'm sure some of my answers were wrong. At the very least some of them were guesses.

Anyway. Exams are over, yay. The last one (this morning) didn't go as well as I'd hoped although the one I posted about in my last entry (yesterday evening) went better than I'd hoped so really, I've done what I expected, just... not with the exams I thought I would. If that makes sense. Am now moving out of 'arrrgh, how could I be so thick in this morning's exam?' to 'I'm really tired...'

Pants

Jan. 23rd, 2007 11:50 am
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It is... four hours forty minutes till the differential geometry exam of DEATH, a.k.a the one that I could actually mess up because I've been hating the module all semester. Oh well. My subtitle on my MSN screenname is counting down the exams plus an emoticon representing my opinion of the exam just passed. Tonight, I hope to have it saying '4 down, 1 to go :D' rather than '4 down, 1 to go ;_;'

Yesterday's exam was okay. It was all really easy except for the bits that weren't (I was asked for a proof that I revised once, a month and a half ago, and then forgot was there. Oops).

(My head aches. Possibly I should get off the computer. BUT THEN WHAT WOULD I DO? :O)

Anyway. Pointless procrastination ganked from [livejournal.com profile] speakwrite_:

Put your audio player software on random. Post the title of the first twenty songs that come up. Append "in My Pants" to the end of each title.

1) Depeche Mode - Stripped In My Pants
2) Jet Set Radio - Late Night Sneaking In My Pants
3) ABBA - The Visitors In My Pants
4) Pink Floyd - The Wall In My Pants
5) Green Day - Longview In My Pants
6) Rammstein - Mein Teil In My Pants *screams*
7) All Saints - Black Coffee In My Pants (owch)
8) Gorillaz - Demon Days In My Pants
9) One Inch Punch - Pretty Piece of Flesh In My Pants (... ick)
10) Akira soundtrack - Tetsuo In My Pants (XD WIN)
11) ABBA - Honey Honey In My Pants
12) Miss Saigon soundtrack - What A Waste In My Pants
13) Vast Aire - Free In My Pants
14) Eliza Carthy - Fuse In My Pants (o_0)
15) Garbage - Medication In My Pants
16) Big and Rich - Deadwood Mountain In My Pants (does that sound incredibly wrong, or is it just me?)
17) Depeche Mode - Barrel of a Gun In My Pants (that sounds even more wrong)
18) Blondie - One Way Or Another In My Pants
19) Phantom of the Opera soundtrack - The Point Of No Return In My Pants
20) ABBA - Knowing Me, Knowing You In My Pants

*cough* I feel very immature now.

Aftermath

Jan. 19th, 2007 08:39 pm
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The exam was kind of evil. I managed to give answers for all of it, but made one stupid mistake and have no idea if my answers were the ones he wanted. Still, I thought that might happen so I'm not too bothered.

Am now sitting here refreshing LJ over and over again...

fannish5 meme: what five songs should be in a musical episode (or musical version) of your fandom (in this case Akira and BR)? )
tallulahgs: (Nostalgic Kawada)
Comment here and I'll tell you one thing that I like about you. Then go post it in your LJ and return the sentiment.

This is... the only reason I have to make this entry.

Man.

Okay. Four and a half hours till my next exam.
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My first exam went okay - I know I made a few irritating mistakes and there was a nasty moment when I thought a whole third of it was going to implode in front of my eyes (it turned out to be a combination of a misplaced minus sign and me not being able to read. GO TALLULAH GO.) My next one is on Friday. The wall to my right is still covered with A4 pages of notes, but the Akira poster next to them takes up slightly more space. I feel this is good and represents a healthy work-life balance. Or possibly work-fandom balance.

Damn it, [livejournal.com profile] br_roleplay is making me flail... okay, everything is making me flail at the moment. But I wish I was interested in playing a less-high profile character. Or that I had a backup choice after Shinji. *watches nervously for claims post* Or that I knew who the mods were after so at least I could stop worrying about that. Geez ^^

Meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] blackeyedpotato that I'm doing WITHOUT BEING TAGGED OMG:

Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to list 10 movies: your 5 Favorites & your 5 Guilty Pleasures. Then, pick 5 of your friends and tag them. No tag backs. This explanation should be included.

Favourites: (More or less)
1. Akira
2. Battle Royale
3. Spirited Away
4. The History Boys
5. Chicago

Guilty Pleasures:
1. Mulan
2. Little Shop Of Horrors (I don't think it should be a guilty pleasure, but it's a silly musical about a man-eating plant, so I may be in the minority here ^^)
3. Clueless
4. Cruel Intentions
5. Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet

(To be honest, I can't see a great deal of difference between the two lists in terms of content.)

(My movie tastes are, then, musicals, chick flicks with vicious teenagers, and random Japanese stuff.)

Ah, the coffee is reinvigorating me. Coffee's so great ^^
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A rather silly meme pinched from speakwrite_ )

Anyway. The twelfth day of Christmas brings twelve reconciliations!

[Title] On The Way To Heaven
[Rating] PG-13 overall
[Fandom] Battle Royale, mainly manga
[Notes/Summary] The students of Class B reconcile in various ways after death. 12 ficlets all based on this premise. Slight Satomi/Chisato and Ryuhei/Izumi.

Shuuya and Yoshitoki are standing in the stream... )

Keita shrugs, and Shinji suddenly realises... )

Mitsuko doesn't know how to act now... )

Yukie turns to look at Haruka... )

Akamatsu looks down at Mayumi and grins... )

Yuko's head is bent, but Yuka sees her turn pale )

Hiroshi isn't surprised to see Kazuo sitting at the clifftop... )

Kayoko's always been scared of Takako... )

Shogo Kawada can see Kyoichi huddled there... )

Toshinori glances at Hirono... )

Chisato raises her head and puts her arms around Satomi )

Izumi's eyes are wide and furious )
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fannish5 meme: Name five ways you'd kill a character in your fandom (if you had to.) )

Have now completed the first three days of [livejournal.com profile] lycoris's Christmas challenge.

Except that the two smutty drabbles are not drabbles. That is, not in the sense of 100-word fics. La la la, I can't hear you, [livejournal.com profile] lycoris :p

Will hopefully finish days four and five today. Already Torchwood have worked their way in there, and the old stupid doctor from Akira is perving over Kei.

I've also done all my Christmas shopping, w00t, and written a selection of cards.

That is all.
tallulahgs: (Happy Tetsuo)
Christmas memes )

ARGH I NEED TO REVISE.

BUT I'M NOT. BECAUSE I JUST HAVE TO FINISH CHECKING MY FLIST.

I FAIL.
tallulahgs: (Angry Tetsuo)
Back home. Have done 2 hours of revision so far. The sun is shining. Our puppy has grown bigger. She's a real attention-whore ^^

fannish5 meme: name five times that a character you dislike did something right )
tallulahgs: (WTF Kaneda)
Okay, so... for some reason, my brother has an assignment to set up a Livejournal for Joseph K, the protagonist of Kafka's The Trial. He has asked me to tell y'all and go and comment on the LJ [livejournal.com profile] joseph_k101 as if the post is absolutely genuine. No knowledge of Kafka is required, he just wants comments.

And he is a very cool brother who bought me Battle Royale on DVD so he really deserves comments.

(I have no idea what's going on, but if you could leave him a comment he'd be very grateful. If you pimped this out to anyone else he'd be even more grateful. Thank you! ^_^V)

Edit: fannish5 meme!

What five characters would you want working for you if you were a supervillain plotting world domination?

Like Torchwood, only less Welsh... kinda )

tallulahgs: (Nostalgic Kawada)
I think I must've gone to bed wearing my contacts last night... this morning I got up, stumbled into the bathroom, stumbled back out, looked round my room and thought '... why is it that I can see?' Having established that I was not a walking miracle, and considering I don't remember putting my lenses in this morning, I can only assume I slept in them. My eyes have been feeling tender all day.

Anyway, memes.

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] lycoris:

TV Asahi has again published a list of Japan's 100 favorite animated TV series. The list is based on an online poll of the Japanese populace.>

Bold the ones you've seen all of.
Italicize the ones you've seen some of.

The list. )

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] kai_the_great

[Put your Playlist on Random, get five songs, and choose a pairing/situation to go with each song]

1) Vampire Punk Rockers From Hell by Inkubus Sukkubus
I'm getting a Cube vibe from this. Because it's black and dramatic, but it's also kind of silly, and I do think the girl has a sense of humour. I'm thinking it's like Cube and Coin getting a little tipsy and going out to wreak havoc on the neighbourhood and feeling all cool and hardcore ^^

2) Calypso by Suzanne Vega
Actually, I'm kind of getting a Yukie/Shuuya vibe from this. Cos it's all about the girl living on an island and then the guy is washed up on the shore and she takes him in but in the end she lets him leave and return to his wife far away (yes, it is Calypso from the Odyssey and why can't I spell that?) So in this case, I reckon it's about how Yukie bonds with Shuuya over him being brought ashore to the lighthouse, but in the end she has to accept that he wants Noriko, not her.

3) Lovefool by the Cardigans
Ah, nuts, this could be anyone. Well, okay, so it couldn't... hmm... probably has to be Yoshimi. Let's say Yoji does his whole 'omg bitch slut whore RAAARGH' thing before the BR actually happens... this song would sum up her response, I think.

4) Reise, Reise by Rammstein. I couldn't think of anything, okay? :p Oedo Stage from the Power Stone 2 soundtrack
It's Mew. Dancing as she skates. Possibly on a Japanese festival day ^^

5) Waterloo by ABBA
Actually, this kind of makes me think of Kei. Cos at first she's all 'eeuw, Kaneda, get away' and then in the end he 'wins' and gets her to like him, but she would 'feel like I win when I lose', I think. Also the military metaphor is kind of appropriate for Kei.
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Was reading an article in The Telegraph about this guy who's making a TV drama about Myra Hindley, and he interviewed the psychologist who spoke to her a lot when she was in jail. He comments that:

The picture that emerges is of a kaleidoscopic personality, a classic 'hysteric', someone with no identifiable core who selects aspects of others' personalities and reflects them back as her own to make herself more acceptable yet simultaneously more inscrutable.

Which initially made me think of Kazuo Kiriyama, but also is kind of what I was going for with my character Kimiko Kurosaka in Akira Royale. Nice to know (well, not 'nice', more like 'interesting') that people like that do really exist and it's not all BR writers' crazy imaginations.

On another note, I'm joining the chorus of people who wish LJ would make the search function accessible when you're not logged in. Dammit, I want to be able to quickly browse [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants without having to spend the extra few seconds logging in! It is my right! *thumps table* Mainly because if I log in, I then feel I have to check my Friends page. And often I am only checking fanficrants to kill time before a lecture. And... yeah. *cough*

'fannish5 meme: What 5 fanfic cliches do you hate?' Fandoms: Akira, BR. Some snarky remarks, all my own opinions, no offence intended )
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