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Sila
17 May 2019 @ 07:44 pm
Graphics Rules.

I don't have a lot of rules, but there are a few. So if you're interested in using my icons, please just read through them. I promise they're not restricting. ;)

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Fanfiction Masterlist.

A collection of all the stories I've written, complete with summaries, ratings and which characters are involved.

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Resources.

Below you will find the resources I used to create my graphics. If you ever stumble across something that isn't credited, then please let me know. I try to stay on top of things, but sometimes I get so brush-happy that I forget to write down what I took from whom. So don't hesitate to tell me!

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Sila
02 July 2010 @ 06:43 pm

We beat Brazil.

I... we... what?

*dies of joy*

This shit is crazy. XD :D :D :D
 
 
Sila
04 June 2010 @ 01:06 am
I got to watch fencer_x's wonderful upload of 003 and had to icon some of the scenes. I'm not even half-way through, so there should be plenty more, but I wanted to upload the first batch tonight.

(So thank fencer if you like these, heh.)

Enjoy!

Still Icons.

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Kuchiki Byakuya // Shihouin Yoruichi // Ichimaru Gin // Abarai Renji // Kurosaki Ichigo // Unohana Retsu // Kira Izuru // Hisagi Shuuhei //Hinamori Momo

Total: 28

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Animated Icons.

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Ichimaru Gin // Ichimaru Gin + Hitsugaya Toushirou // Unohana Retsu // Hisagi Shuuhei // Kira Izuru // Kuchiki Byakuya // Entire Cast

Total: 27

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- You do not have to credit me, but it would be nice. ;)
- Please do not hotlink! My photobucket account is under constant strain as it is.
- Comments are cherished and squeed over. Whatever you have to say, even if it's just to tell me you've taken an icon, I'd love to hear it!
- Constructive criticism is awesome and helps me improve. Don't shy away from it. ^^
 
 
Sila
17 May 2010 @ 12:45 pm
Reviewing.

You know, I'm having much more of a hard time with this reviewing every day thing than I was expecting. Not because the reviewing is difficult, but because it's hard to find fic that I can get through and review. No, not because of the quality, but because of the subject or where they're posted. I want to review here at LJ, but a lot of the stories are actually posted at FF.net.

Then there's the fact that a lot - and I mean a lot - of the stories posted at LJ either include established relationships resulting in children or AUs. I like neither. -_-

First of all, the whole 'couple gets kids' is boring to me. Now, I have no problem with people writing it, as we all like different things, but it's just not for me. I find that characters who are turned into housewives and live for their children just don't work for me as well as their kick-ass persona before. I'm sure there are plenty of awesome stories out there on the subject, but I prefer things to be without cute twins or boy/girl combos resembling the parents to a t.

AUs also never worked for me. Now, I'm not talking about 'what if (insert character) didn't die' or other 'what if' AU scenarios. I'm talking about the 'Ichigo and Rukia are turned into fashion consultants' or 'Renji is a criminal and Byakuya his lawyer' kind. Where the entire situation they existed in before has been drastically changed.

I just don't get that, at all. I can acknowledge that there are AUs out there that are expertly written, but I never understood the need to write it. Personally, I love the canon they come from and I prefer them in that canon. Changing everything except their name and basic personality - though even that changes, sometimes - just seems strange to me. It's almost as if you're changing 90% of canon just to write someone as a lawyer. (Again, I'm fine with people writing it, I'm just pondering on why I don't like AU stories.)

If I wanted to write about fashion consultants, or whatever else you can think of, I'd create an original story. If I desperately wanted a character with Byakuya's personality in there, then, hey, write a character like that. Just using Byakuya's name in a setting that doesn't fit who he is in canon seems...wrong? I don't know, I just never liked the idea. I've seen AUs that were written wonderfully - with awesome scenes, style and flow - but I just didn't enjoy it. I like my boys in their own world, not one where they don't belong. Does that make sense? XD

So, yeah, basically what I'm curious about:

Why do you write AU? What interests you about it?


I'd love to get opinions on this. :) (And I do hope I didn't offend anyone with this. Like I said, I'm more than fine with people writing AU, or parents!fic, or, heck, gender-bending, it's just not my thing.)
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Sila
13 May 2010 @ 04:40 pm
Fanfiction.

Okay, so I'm really thankful for everyone's awesome replies to my last post. It's been really insightful, especially about the differences between LJ and the rest of the internet. Maybe that's also why my view is so different from the typical Lj view; because I went to forums and FF.net years before I ended up at LJ. To me LJ's ideas about reviewing are strange and alien, because I'm used to the other way of reviewing and consider that the norm. ^^

Anyway, I want to make a deal with myself. One I probably won't be able to keep myself to, what with the lack of time, but I want to try to anyway. My intention is to write one constructive review at LJ every day. Now, this may result in wank, but that wouldn't be the first time and I'll just deal with it.

People are free to join me, too. *pokes horusguard76* We'll prod each other, or something.

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Meme.

Replies to the Meme! Below the cut. ^^

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And I was tagged by muha to do another meme. GAH.

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Sila
10 May 2010 @ 02:43 pm
LJ and Reviewing.


This is a subject I've been thinking about for quite a long time. How does reviewing relate to LJ. Basically, how does it work? LJ seems to have a very specific reviewing style, at least in the fandoms I'm a part of, and it's nothing like other sites or forums. I'd love to get ideas on this from my flist as well.

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Your thoughts? : P I know this probably doesn't make sense to a lot of people and that it's jumbled, but I just wanted to write down my thoughts.

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Meme.

One.

Comment saying "YOU DON'T NEED A LICENCE FOR A HIT AND RUN!" and I will tell you the following:

1. Something random about you.
2. Which color you remind me of.
3. My first memory of you.
4. What random character I associate with you.
5. My favorite thing about you.
6. What fandom I associate with you.
7. Challenge you to post this on your journal.

Two.

Icon Meme:
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

I was given these by muha



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Sila
02 March 2010 @ 04:23 pm
Not Dead.

No, I am not dead. Yes, I am completely swamped with work. Being a beginning teacher brings a lot of shit with it. *pained* I am working hard to catch up and eventually find some time. It will happen, trust me. Also, I am still checking my flist, so if something really catches my eye, I' ll reply to it. If there's something I missed that I definitely need to check - yes, I saw the plagiarizing thing, and I' ll reply to raven_rising's awesome fic as soon as I can - then please let me know. ;)

Meme.

I'll just do some memes, as they don't take quite as long as serious posts, heh.

fencer_x gave me these things to 'explain'. ^^

1) BuriMyu
2) Bleach
3) fanfiction
4) your username :D
5) ...Osamu-chan ♥

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MEME: Post a sentence (or two) from as many of your WIPs as you want, with no explanation attached.

Snagged from horusguard76.

I have about twenty WIPs, but I'll only post the three I have on this laptop. So you're in luck, I won't swamp you with crap. XD

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“Like most artists I am inspired by work I admire. There are certain similarities between some of my work and the work of others. This was simply meant as an homage to artists I respect, and I definitely want to apologize to any Manga fans or fellow Manga artists who feel I went to far. My inspirations reflect the fact that certain fundamental imagery is common to all Manga.”

Why, Nick, U SO FUNNY! Asshole.
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Sila
10 January 2010 @ 01:20 pm
Just a quick post detailing some pictures, since I have a job interview and have to leave in a bit.

Burimyu

I am so in love with the recent blog madness. Even if Bleach rehearsals are ending, the amount of awesome pictures that have come from it is astounding.

- For example, Nagayan's attempt at interesting us in the Shougo-san/Osamu-chan pairing. (Or he's once again showing that Osamu-chan has a bit of an abuse!kink.)

- Then his one-on-one picture session with Osamu-chan. ( 1 and 2 )

- And Nagayan's final attempt at pleasing fans was this picture. I give you sex on a stick.

- Miki-san's turn. She chooses a different approach. Basically, mortifying a big part of the fanbase. *snicker* Old men's love, indeed.

- Tacchan does the same.

Basically, our boys - and girls! - rock. ^^ That is all.
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Sila
31 December 2009 @ 12:41 pm
2010.

First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable night. Be careful with the fireworks, spend time with those you care about, and may 2010 be a great year for you!

Here the air is already filled with all sorts of flares and bangs. It's even snowing! A perfect day to spend inside with part of my family, right? ^^ I hope the same can be said for my friends all across the world.

If I don't see anyone tomorrow - which might well be the case - here's a shout out to you all:

Happy New Year!

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Meme.

I figured that if other people are doing my meme - and it's possibly even going to be posted at bleachness, which is something I didn't dare do - then I should do the meme myself. *nodnod* So, here are my answers.

Choose:

5 characters you don't like.

1. Ishida Uryuu
2. Tousen Kaname
3. Grimmjow
4. Hisagi Shuuhei
5. Sado Yasutora

5 pairings you don't like.

6. Hisagi Shuuhei/Kira Izuru. (Sorry!)
7. Grimmjow/Kurosaki Ichigo
8. Urahara Kisuke/Shihouin Yoruichi
9. Zaraki Kenpachi/Yamada Hanatarou
10. Kuchiki Rukia/Kurosaki Ichigo.

Argh. Many of these - like the last pairing - were a stretch, because I don't really dislike that much in Bleach fandom. Everything can be written well and made enjoyable. So take these choices with a grain of salt. Most I'm just bored by.

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Icons.

Over the next few days I'll gradually ask people who finished their memes about what icons they'd like. I'll then make them when I have the time. ^^
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Sila
29 December 2009 @ 09:05 pm
Because all the negativity does my head in, I present the 'Be Nice' meme.

Choose:

5 characters you don't like.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

5 pairings you don't like.

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Now answer the questions truthfully! No cheating, no covering an insult with veiled attempts at a compliment, just be honest. (So no 'I like how stupid (character) is, because it means they won't interest my favourite character'.) And remember, 'be nice'!

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If you fill out this meme truthfully, I'll make you up to five icons of your choice!
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