shamera: (pissy)
Haven't been writing when I really should have been. Maybe I'll try to do something 12 Days of Christmas or whatever. It's a testament to how well I know my way around typing that I can even do this post, haha~ the lights on my keyboard seem to have broken, which means my entire keyboard is... black. Yeap. I had a light up keyboard, and now there's no light so I can't see a single key. XD

Time for more fandom grouching, though!

The things you don't want to hear about, and I don't like to talk about because it's complaining but eff you, this is my own journal. )
shamera: merlin: taming the great dragon (merlin: dragonlord)
So while I've made a post regarding how often the Merlin magic reveal fanfics tend to greatly irritate me due to Arthur's reactions (recap: him punishing Merlin for keeping secrets as if Arthur had a right to secrets that would have gotten Merlin killed, and Merlin just-- what? Taking it??? Like he's worth nothing without Arthur's goodwill???), the one good thing that comes out of every magic reveal story is thus:

Gwaine.

While some people write Arthur reacting well or poorly, there seems to be a universal consensus with Gwaine because I have not seen one story (not one!) where Gwaine reacts badly to news of Merlin's magic. The most negative reaction I have ever seen in fanfics from Gwaine is him needing a few minutes to digest the information before he jumps to Merlin's defense. The reaction range for Gwaine seems to flow from him accepting it casually to excited wonder.

And after five canon seasons of Merlin constantly being told that magic is evil and awful and never going to be accepted... that is what I want to read in fanfics. Yes, yes, Arthur and Merlin are two sides of the same coin and Arthur's reactions are Very Important to Merlin, but.

I want more Gwaine, and Lancelot if anyone can work him in (he deserves so much more than 1-2 episodes after he got knighted before he got killed off), and I want them to be that sense of wonder because goodness knows everyone else's reactions tend to start with hate and lead to executions.
shamera: (and that's all)
Title: Third in Line
Fandom: AMC Humans
Character/Pairing(s): Karen Voss (Mia, Leo)
Rating: PG
Warning: spoilers for first season, mentions of past and planned suicide
Summary: “Don’t kill our family. Look at Leo— you were made for him.”
“He didn’t want me.”
“He does now.”
“He wants
Beatrice. I’m not her.”
“No, you’re not. She didn’t have a choice. You do.”


If she really had a choice, then she could walk away. )
shamera: Fuuma, Kamui, and Subaru cosplayers (Default)
So either Asian hair is extremely resilient to bleach, or it's just me-- because I've bleached my hair twice this week and I've got.... medium to light brown.

TWICE.

On the upside, my hair doesn't feel like straw. Definitely a lot drier, but it's still doing well. On the downside, I'll probably have two more bleaching sessions to go before I can get it light enough to accept the light blue dye I've already gotten stashed away. My end-goal is light blue / silvery hair! *crosses fingers*

Also I'm ridic salty about having missed the Spring Virtual Run sign-ups for Zombies, Run. I am absolutely in love with the shirt that came with, and the run is currently happening now, too! Of course, my run times are crap (today = 5k in 43min, since I'm still more walking than jogging), but I aim to improve~ better than my couch potato ways of last year, anyway. I'm still pretty proud of shaving off ten minutes in the past month, since I felt nauseous and my legs hurt pretty bad when I first started and now all I need to do is catch my breath between jogs.

Is it too high a goal to aim for 30mins by summer?
shamera: merlin: taming the great dragon (merlin: dragonlord)
So a month ago I got a response to a comment I posted maybe three years ago gushing my love for a certain Merlin fanfic, and was told that if I was still interested, there were three complete multi-chaptered sequels to that story.

Naturally, I went to read those sequels and fell arse-first right back into the Merlin fandom this past month. Whole month! I never ran out of stories to read, and I forgot just how crazy awesome that is. I spent all of today reading a series of reveal!fics, and I don't even really like the usual reveal!fic tropes because something about Arthur's reactions irritate me.

On the other hand, the best thing about reveal!fic is always Gwaine. Gwaine is awesome. Actually, the best thing about any Merlin fanfics is Gwaine.

Or Aithusa. I need more stories that have Aithusa with Merlin because it's adorable and I still feel cheated that Aithusa ended up with Morgana.

(Also, more Merlin and Gwen. Because why don't we have more scenes between the two cutie-pies of the show?)
shamera: (just watching)
OKAY SO CAMP IS OVER but a lot of this was written during it, SO.

AND I SUCK AT DESCRIBING BATTLES. )
shamera: merlin: taming the great dragon (merlin: dragonlord)
Title: Nexus
Fandom: Final Fantasy XIII series
Character/Pairing(s): Noel, Yeul, EVERYONE ELSE (no, really, everyone. Even Lumina).
Rating: PG-13
Warning: AU? Or at least, a vague idea I have. PRETTY LOW ON MY PRIORITIES LIST.
Summary: Noel and Yeul come across the little town of New Bodhum...

Everything I say might just be hocus pocus, though. Don’t worry too much about it. Just an old lady’s folk tales and local ghost stories. You’ll forget it all once you get home safe and sound. )
shamera: haruhi: sitting on Kyon (haruhi: bop to the top!)
Title: Night Out
Fandom: Final Fantasy XIII series
Character/Pairing(s): Serah/Snow, vague pre-Noel/Hope, featuring the rest of the crew
Rating: PG
Warning: all about the alcohol
Summary: Noel calls Serah during her Girls' Night asking for help.

All drunk characters, all the time! )
shamera: ffxiii: hope and lightning (ffxiii: I'll keep you safe on the way)
Title: Upon A Shining Star
Fandom: Final Fantasy XIII / Resident Evil Revelations 2
Character/Pairing(s): Natalia Korda, Hope Estheim... eventually Snow, Sazh, Lightning... and Barry?
Rating: PG-13, mostly for violence and monsters
Warning: crossover galore~
Summary: Natalia wakes up earlier than anticipated and finds shelter in a garden full of crystal statues.
Notes: Thanks to these fanarts! Because wow, Hope and Natalia are my babies which makes them sibling in my head-- I mean, what?

It was hard being alone. )
shamera: Ciel pointing out the icon (bb: wait... whut?)
Title: Black and White
Fandom: Final Fantasy XIII series
Character/Pairing(s): Noel, Sazh, Vanille, Fang, Team Nora... Hope
Rating: G
Warning: none whatsoever?
Summary: Brooklyn-99 prompt AU. Noel meets the substitute Deputy Chief.

requested by reinfleche! )
shamera: ffxiii: hope and lightning (ffxiii: I'll keep you safe on the way)
Hope & Light difficult genius child au prompt.

yeap. )
shamera: Ciel pointing out the icon (bb: wait... whut?)
Title: Anamnesis
Fandom: Final Fantasy XIII/-2
Character/Pairing(s): Hope and Noel, hurhur
Rating: PG
Warning: Yes, Hope is fourteen. No, they're not getting physical. So there.
Summary: Yeul's memories span all of human history. Caius and Noel are looking for a way to save her, and that means finding where history was changed. Their biggest guess is the days before the Fall of Cocoon.

Assassin's Creed inspired, aka WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH AN ANIMUS? )

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