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Leave a comment letting me know where you found my journal :) I am a circus performer who's into Zelda, Harry Potter (I've a soft spot for anything Snape/Lily), Doctor Who, and Sherlock.

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saff-a-daffodil
07 March 2013 @ 01:59 pm
- Just caught up on my Flist, and in doing so found Archive of our Own, a fic/art/etc archive. Anyone know anything about it? I'm planning on looking into the stuff on there just as soon as I finish reading everything I've bookmarked on FFN, Petulant Poetess, and Sycophant Hex.

- What happened to OWL?? When did it shut down?

- Any recs for good comms/feeds/journals?

- I'm trying to keep track of what I've read lately and what I'm liking. I'm going to use LJ as a means of doing that; that way I'll be able to rec AND have a good list all in one fell swoop! And I'm ALWAYS open to recs for good stuff!

- Just watched Micmacs, a French movie about a guy with a bullet in his head. I loved loved loved it!! Super worth checking out, especially if you love a great set, whimsical script, and excellent filming.
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
13 February 2013 @ 11:25 pm
I love having Zelda music stuck in my head all day.
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
31 January 2013 @ 02:56 pm
Quick Fandom recap:

- Skyward Sword: Loved how long it was, there's plenty to do, and the gameplay was great. Animation sucked (though it grew on me the deeper into the game I got), and the story -- where extensive -- was just not up to par after Twilight Princess. My final thoughts continue to be that I'm pretty sure they just made a 25th Anniversary game for the sake of the 25th Anniversary, and skimped on making it the untouchable epic that it could have been. (Doesn't everyone have high standards for Zelda games??) Though I guess, let's be honest, it was doomed to be a tough-y (/let down) after Twilight Princess. Talk about a difficult act to follow.

- I am NOT caught up on Sherlock. I'm in the middle of Series 2. In my defense, I've watched Series 1 three times. I love it I love it I love it! The writing is BRILLIANT, and the casting is PHENOMENAL. I could watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman ALL DAY. Not to mention that theme song -- gets me every time. And I've only guessed like two cases.

- ALSO NOT CAUGHT UP on Doctor Who. I've finished David Tennant, and seen a few episodes of the first season of the 11th Doctor. I really like Matt Smith, I think he's a great Doctor. I know a lot of the fan base thinks he's the best, but I abide that he couldn't be the Doctor he is without David Tennant having totally brought it with his adaptation (which evolved SO WELL after the 9th!).

- I loved The Hobbit. The design was breath-taking. I was sold simply from that; the color in that film is unreal. I wasn't too stoked on the frame-rate, considering all the battles. I agree with critics on that score only; the fight scenes were over-bearing. But I'm sick of people complaining about it "not being Lord of the Rings" and "why make it three movies??" because (a)it isn't LotR, and (b)though I don't see the impetus in making 3 movies (aside from box office revenue), the fact is what's done is done, so why not actually talk about THE MOVIE. (/minirant) Anyway, I was blown away, and LOVED Martin Freeman as Bilbo. The dwarves were great because I didn't feel obligated to get to know EACH ONE, as I was worried they'd do. I appreciated that they each had personality, though. From a special effects perspective, the makeup and costuming was flawless. Creature creation, however, was want to be desired. Honestly, the White Orc was lame, and I wish the Goblin King was less CGI-heavy.
The Bilbo-Gollum scene was RIVETING.
I cannot wait 'til Smaug (no, not just for Benedict Cumberbatch).


In other news, I'm trying to remember all the fandom/Internet terms -- I can barely understand what I was writing back when I was in the thick of it, after having gone through old posts.
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
31 January 2013 @ 02:24 pm
Just voted in the hp_awards icon challenge. Takes TWO MINUTES, if that, and some of the votes have me dubious. Go vote!

Jeez, I'd forgotten how much there is to DO on LJ.
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
25 January 2013 @ 05:42 pm
Here's to getting back into the swing of things!

This fic I'm in the middle of right now is PHENOMENAL.

Antiquity's Corollary by GonnaBeFamous on FFN
Author's Summary: At Lily's request, Albus Dumbledore has kept a secret from Severus Snape for 17 years. When Dumbledore learns that this secret plays a vital role in the war, however, it is Snape who is left to deal with the consequences. As Harry's true parentage is revealed, both his and Snape's futures become uncertain. The two must learn to work together in order to survive. PreHBP.

I don't remember even close to half of the fics I've read but I would hazard a guess that this is one of THE BEST that I've come across. If you are nervous about the concept of Severitus/Sevitus (Snape as Harry's father), set aside those worries for this story. The writing is brilliant, and I haven't read a Snape this strong in, well, weeks. Okay so that's not that impressive, but I at least remember how gratifying it is to find well-developed characters AND plot lines AND strong writing. The diction is fantastic, befitting a Snape-centric fic, and her Harry is SPOT ON, especially considering it began prior to Half-Blood Prince! Don't let that deter you, by the way. I am SUCH a purist after Deathly Hallows where Snape and Lily's friendship is concerned and honestly that is the ONLY thing I have to get past. And that's not even due to the writing/story!

EVEN BETTER than the clear intelligence and thoroughness of the writer is the interactions between Snape and Dumbledore. Absolutely insurmountable.

I'd be interested to hear what other people have to think about the fic!
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
25 January 2013 @ 11:29 am
Now that's what I call a hiatus.

What's up, guys?
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
21 April 2009 @ 09:00 pm
+ WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THIS WEATHER. It has been in the nineties the past three days. This is not normal. (I laugh at that line in PoA. Anybody? Anybody? *sigh*) SF is supposed to be 60's/70's year-round, not 90's in the middle of fucking spring.

+ Today, I re-beat Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. WOOT WOOT. GETTIN MA ZELDUH AHN. Not... the whole game lol. Just respective Ganondorfs.

+ Squee? I think I have mixed feelings. Suffice it to say, I will see it.

+ Come on, y'all, help me out. I CAN HAZ CONCRIT??

+ Ima post more art here. Because I have sketches and stuffs. Why have I neglected LJ?
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
16 April 2009 @ 07:31 pm
Nothing real to update, but flist.... NEW HBP TRAILER IS NEW AND INTENSE AND AMAZING AND THE MOVIE WILL BE FAB



SNAPE. DRACO. HARRY. GOLLUM! INFERI. COOL EFFECTS. OPAL NECKLACE. YESS. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

Coherency later. For now: squee fest.
 
 
 
saff-a-daffodil
11 April 2009 @ 06:10 pm
T_T  


So... despite Harry's lack of steady meals at the Dursleys, they got him piano lessons?