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Snagged from [personal profile] sunnytyler001 and [profile] girloficenfire.
List fifteen of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, if they're so inclined

1. Jaime Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
2. Sansa Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
3. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
4. Rose Tyler (Dr Who)
5. Thor (Thor/Avengers movieverse)
6. Gemma Doyle (Gemma Doyle Trilogy / A Great and Terrible Beauty)
7. Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
8. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
9. Lucius Vorenus (Rome)
10. Atia of the Julii (Rome)
11. Nanny Ogg (Discworld)
12. Sam Vimes (Discworld)
13. Ava Crowder (Justified)
14. Al Swearengen (Deadwood)
15. Caroline Forbes (Vampire Diaries - TV)

This was way harder than I thought it would be. And yes, Rome, ASoIaF, and Discworld got two but... I just couldn't pick one from them.

Also: Justified has taken over my life. Thanks, [personal profile] fragrantwoods. Well okay Netflix too because they kept recommending it. I'm totally in love with this show and the characters and omg the girls all have guns and shoot people and I am totally good with this.
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This is really HARD. A top 10 would be easier because I love so many but I'll try...

1. The Sportive Sun (Limited Edition, and I'm crying because eventually I will run out ) 
Mine are the night and morning,
The pits of air, the gulf of space,
The sportive sun, the gibbous moon,
The innumerable days.

I hid in the solar glory,
I am dumb in the pealing song,
I rest on the pitch of the torrent,
In slumber I am strong.

Heliotrope, amber, almond flower, frangipani, cedar, and calamus.

2. The Haunted Palace (Another Limited Edition, of which I will eventually run out *sob*) This is almost the only scent I have found that has roses in it that I can wear. Rose scent for whatever reason magnifies and overpowers everything when I wear it but this one mostly smells like blood orange, vanilla and amber. GAH.

In the greenest of our valleys
By good angels tenanted,
Once a fair and stately palace -
Radiant palace - reared its head.
In the monarch Thought's dominion -
It stood there!
Never seraph spread a pinion
Over fabric half so fair!

Banners yellow, glorious, golden,
On its roof did float and flow,
(This - all this - was in the olden
Time long ago,)
And every gentle air that dallied,
In that sweet day,
Along the ramparts plumed and pallid,
A winged odor went away.

Wanderers in that happy valley,
Through two luminous windows, saw
Spirits moving musically,
To a lute's well-tuned law,
Round about a throne where, sitting
In state his glory well-befitting,
The ruler of the realm was seen.

And all with pearl and ruby glowing
Was the fair palace door,
Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing,
And sparkling evermore,
A troop of Echoes, whose sweet duty
Was but to sing,
In voices of surpassing beauty,
The wit and wisdom of their king.

But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch's high estate.
(Ah, let us mourn! - for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him desolate!)
And round about his home the glory
That blushed and bloomed,
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed.

And travellers, now, within that valley,
Through the red-litten windows see
Vast forms, that move fantastically
To a discordant melody,
While, like a ghastly rapid river,
Through the pale door
A hideous throng rush out forever
And laugh - but smile no more.

The moment before the ruin, frozen. The scent of captured glory, of glowing pearls and rubies, of golden sunlit joy and regal grandeur: red rose, Tunisian amber, blood orange, toasted vanilla, heliotrope, gardenia and red musk.

3. Maenad - I originally got this one from [personal profile] zephyrofgod , who didn't like it much and this is a fussy scent because it either does yummy things on your skin or smells like a strawberry went berzerk.  On me smells like strawberries and oranges.

Orgiastic mayhem in the extreme: sweet strawberry and orange blossom distorted by carnation, black poppy and hibiscus.

4. Sybaris - tonka, violet and a hint of incense are what come out when I wear it. LOVE.
The pinnacle of wealth, luxury, self-indulgent pleasure, voluptuousness and sensuality. Bright violet with sweet clove, Mediterranean incense notes and tonka bean.

5. Mag Mell  - On me this smells like I imagine fairy land would. Verbena, rain and amber are what hit me most.
The Plane of Joy, eternal reward for a lifetime of valor and glory. A place of eternal youth and beauty, strength and honor, music and revelry. The warmth of amber, the puissance of white ginger and the clarity of verbena, with fresh green grass, lush sage and cleansing droplets of summer rain.

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Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! Fandoms, ice cream flavours, cartoon moments, women in my fandoms, OTPs, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, etc. And I will answer them all in a new post (or in comments).

(stolen from [personal profile] fragrantwoods )

It's been a weird day, so really just ask top five anything. I'm bored/uncreative so hopefully it will make me think.

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These words were given to me by [personal profile] naeko. If you want me to give you 7 words, just comment here and I'll come up with something. :)

Arthurian Legend
My crack, let me show you it. I grew up with King Arthur- it was one of the first books I read and I loved the idea of knighthood and chivalry and Arthur's ideals, and Morgan le Fay... omg. Everything. I even thought it was awesome that there was all this madness business- "madness of Sir Lancelot" etc. Then the hilariously awful cartoon called Young King Arthur and the Knights of Justice came on and Princess Gwenivere and the Jewel Riders. ZOMG.

Granted as a grown up I get there's more to it that hermits in the woods curing you when you run mad and decide to live as a tree for months on end, whilst everyone wears pretty clothes and watches jousting tournaments. I love the character of Morgana/Morgan le Fay especially and her evolution through the years- originally she was more like a healer for Arthur's knights and then she sort of became the part-time antagonist except when she decides at random to be helpful, which has to be even more confusing to live with. "Morgan are you pro-us today or are you going to poison everyone?" "I don't know, let's flip a coin."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This was the crack of my middle school years. I wanted to be Buffy so bad I became a cheerleader. I wanted to talk like them and dress like them and oh the angst of wanting a vampire boyfriend, etc. BUFFY I LOVE YOU FOREVER. Then we got Angel which was kind of good sometimes but Buffy was the original and Buffy was the best. I just love how she was a blond who was kind of a ditz (like moi!) and still managed to kick ass. It made me so happy as a tween because maybe I could kick ass too!

I do this a lot. Obviously. But as an only child who had pneumonia a squillion times and was always getting sick it was like read or die of boredom, but I liked reading. I still like reading because you can go live someone else's life for a few hours and unlike television you can build the world in your head. My mom always got annoyed with me because if I got overwhelmed or bored I would just stick my nose in book and not come out.

OH GOD ELVES. It was that step between ponies and vampires, and then I read lord of the rings and Galadriel help me, I was a Legolas fangirl... then Lord of the Rings came out when I was in High School and I proceeded to crush on Orlando Bloom as only a teenage girl can. There were posters. POSTERS. I wanted pointy ears and to live in Mirkwood.

Honestly, I blame David Bowie. Had I not seen his tights and all that glitter in Labyrinth as a child maybe I wouldn't have gone gaga for elves so badly. OMG the Labyrinth fanfic I wrote... I was 12. You can imagine. I wanted to go live with the fairies/goblins/whatever and dance around in crystal ballrooms in GIGANTIC FUCKOFF BALLGOWNS. While obviously vacationing to Mirkwood to make out with Legolas. Oh and then there was the five-second attempt to learn Elvish but I gave up on that in favor of Spanish because I realized I could possible flirt with real boys in Spanish. Except then I realized real boys were kind of sucky at 13 and went back to being in love with Legolas.

[profile] obislollipop then reminded me of hot Jedis and I wandered off to go crush on Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon and Mace Windu. Jedi are kind of elves what with magic powers and all only minus the ears and eternal life, you know? So that was how my elf-phase mostly ended, although I admit I sometimes still crush on fictional elvish characters... like Trent Kalamack in the Rachel Morgan books. He's an ass and yet I sort of adore him.

OH AND OMFG MERRY GENTRY. MERRY GODDAMN GENTRY. Okay that's fairies more than elves but I am positive [personal profile] naeko and [personal profile] dwg can attest about the sheer wtf'ery of that series. I really loved the idea of the series because Sidhe Princess! Unseelie Court! Politics! Banishment! Etc! *flails* And then it was just stupid sex and pr0nz and LSD imagery... I gave up. So now the Rachel Morgan books are the only elves in my life.

OM NOM NOM. Husband went to Italy and brought home yummy wines. I am not a wine taster though so I can just tell you if I liked it or didn't like it, and I kind of find the 'wine connossieur' thing to be ridiculous especially when they like try to compose poetry to the wine in their mouth and it's like "Really? You just sound like a pretentious ass now." Because I don't care how awesome it is, if you start telling me "Woodsy notes of earthiness fading into a n explosion of summer berries and the notes of autumnal sunsets that swirl across the senses before shimmering to the incandescent berry finish" Oookay, I want whatever pill you took before you downed that drink. I have yet to feel a taste sparkle and I'm not sure I want to.

People just get so snobby about wines and let's be real half of them don't know wtf they're talking about they just read the dealer's description and are spouting it off with some added verbage.

Ouija Boards
LULZ. Oh my tweenage self had such a fixation. My mom's got a New Age streak in her and there are lots of candles and crystals and tarot decks and fortune telling gizmos stuck in the corners of our house- including Ouija boards. She says they make a good meditation tool. Idk. They're fun and ridiculous and I adore them. I also love them for the effect they have on specific stupid people who freak out about DEMONZ OH NOEZ.

Protip: If you think Ouija boards are demonic, get thee to thy goode psycho-analyst and check on yon prescriptions.

I sort of love/hate it. I like driving along and cruising and being mistress of my own destiny or whatever and all that jazz, but otoh heavy traffic freaks me out. Why? Because people are stupid, and I'm kind of a ditz and I just know if I don't fuck up then one of them will and we'll all die in a fiery explosion while Bruce Willis leaps over twisted metal to tackle a terrorist.

Okay maybe that last part is exaggerated but it's totes still valid. I really fucking miss having a car though, because being stuck at home during the day blows. I know how Victorian chicks went all crazyland now. Blah.

Also: DEER. Fucking deer. Everywhere. There is nothing worse than having to drive during mating or hunting seasons in/around Hometown. OMFG. They just appear on the road like some kind of demented Frogger and then there's swerving and breaks squealing and screaming. And did you know you can die of Head On Deer Encounters? Oh yes, yes you can. It happens like once a year in hometown. Someone hits a deer and it comes through the windshield and you're just dead. Seatbelts not helpful. It is one point in favor of driving a ginormous fucking farm truck that you can hit a deer and be like "Oh was there a speed bump?" Driving a tiny ickle car otoh it's like "OH GOD WE WILL ALL DIE NOW AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

And that's of course neglecting the whole part about how there are no drivers' ed courses anymore so teenagers happen, and the people who are just sucky drivers, or just mistakes made because it is humans doing the driving. Eeeek. It's just sort of hard to deal.
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Watching s3 now via Netflix and have decided to be a responsible grown-ass person and beg Brynden to torrent s4 for me so I can has it without waiting after I finish s3.


OMG MiBs may find this and arrest me. Oh wellz. Jax Teller is totes worth this.


Ok anyway, s3 of Sons of Anarchy is so far awesome because there are IRISH PEOPLE KILLING PEOPLE. AND PRIESTS.

And also per capita their shoot-out quotient has gone waaay up. Like damn are they buying bullets by the kilo? WHY DO I LOVE THESE PEOPLE SO MUCH? I THINK IT IS ALL THE SHOOTING. ITS LIKE THE UNIT WITH LESS STUPID MANUFACTURED WIFE!ANGST (srsly why didn't you just leave that bs on Army Wives, people??!).

Bobby Elvis was married to someone named Precious. NO. REALLY. IT IS HER NAME. AND SHE IS ANGRY.

TRIXIE! From Deadwood! She's Irish! OMG.

I love Clay. Even if I keep wishing he'd get giant and turn red and shoot things with a giant gun and save the world. But hey nobody's perfect.

OMG I need to catch up on Secret Circle.

Also, True Blood finale was made of WTF. I think this was a good season setting up a fun fun fun next season but I still sort of wish we could have just timeskipped to next season because I need more Russel Edgington in my life. In a Post-Russel Edgington World, with Russel Edgington! AND STEVE NEWLIN HAS FANGS OMFG. He is going to be the most enthusiastic mass-murdering vampire ever to unlive. You can totally tell he's just swapped sides. Him and Russell will totally be besties and murder zillions of people and be happy and perky and obnoxious.

I sort of hope his wife gets to stake him.


I just watched Beastly and I Am Number Four back-to-back which was WAY TOO MUCH ALEX PETTYFER.

Beastly was as awful as I expected it to be. Except that when they made Alex Pettyfer ugly they just sort of made him look kind of badass and like he'd had some kind of accident that had left him bald and with multiple cuts? And also tattoos. So he sort of looks like a punk badass who had gotten an ironic flower tattoo on his arm. Then he un-uglied and I was like "Wow for the first time this story ends with a downgrade? Idgi?"

I Am Number Four made slightly more sense than I expected but mostly I just want that dog (OMG SHERRIFF BULLOCK was there too!).

Oh and also this thing:

MY HARRY POTTER HUSBAND... sry rl!hubs? )
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Bold the ones you've read, strike the ones (books or series) you abandoned. If it's a series and you've read one or more, but not all of the books, underline it.

I've read books! I'm so proud. )

Fandom Meme!!

fandom relationships )
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I write like
Lewis Carroll

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

at least in my blog.

Well duh!

Jun. 25th, 2011 05:19 pm
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You hail from House Martell. Your house seat is Sunspear in the Dorne. You love the sun and heat, even enough to make your home in the desert. You are independent, strong willed, and can survive no matter what happens. The underdog. You may be different from everyone else, but who said that was a bad thing? Your house motto: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.






















May. 12th, 2011 08:06 pm
summersdream: (jaime fucking lannister)

My GoT name is Catelyn Lannister.
Take Ladies of Westeros today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

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Went in and got a biopsy yesterday. Now to wait for results... ugh. They aren't really concerned about it being cancer, so at least there's that?

I actually got so nervous befhorehand I ended up hurling. I didn't know you could actually have that happen due to nerves... but you totally can, apparently. Learn something new every day, right?

And btw, getting a biopsy thing taken sucks. Like hella sucks. I'm just throwing that out there. So does waiting to find out if I have plague or something. Part of me was hoping they wouldn't have to biopsy but with my family's history I kinda figured it would get taken. It's not that a lot of them have had cancer or anyone's had the same type of cancer... but it's still there.

I wish my grandmother was still alive (well obviously, I mean, it's grandma) but specifically cause I want to ask her things (not just about this, but right now it's on my brain a lot). I know when she was my age she had a ton of reproductive issues, but I only know what she told my 15yo self, which was that she had a bad infection somehow and they told her she couldn't have kids after that (she did though). But when she was going through that it was like... the 50s. Which in my head resembles the Dark Ages but with more poodle skirts and amphetamines, so maybe she didn't actually know anything past that. My other grandmother didn't have any issues ever apparently, and just had four kids without batting an eyelash over it. Which is impressive on its own because I'm forever floored that anyone ever survived childbirth before 1980 (I know most of my f-list will lol at me for that, but really- I don't know how that happened).

ok, going to take a nap now.

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Actualized type: ENTP
(who you are)
ENTP - "Inventor". Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.
Preferred type: ENTP
(who you prefer to be)
ENTP - "Inventor". Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.
Attraction type: ESTP

(who you are attracted to)
ESTP - "Promotor". Action! When present, things begin to happen. Fiercely competitive. Entrepreneur. Often uses shock effect to get attention. Negotiator par excellence. 4.3% of total population.

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1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?

Probably The Adventures of Robin Hood  or maybe King Arthur by Howard Pyle. I think those two have been there since I was five? But of books I picked out myself... The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. Poor thing's been read almost to death, but I have owned it since 5th grade...

books and more books )


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