- favourite book
- favourite movie
- favourite song
- favourite new television show
- favourite returning television show
- favourite Youtube video
- favourite life moment
- favourite thing I wrote
- favourite comic/manga
- favourite video game
- favourite recipe
- favourite anime
- favourite character
- favourite webseries
Also, here's a look back at last year when I did a list on New Year's Eve: http://i-paint-the-sky.dreamwidth.org/1
Given my history with these things, I probably won't be posting every day, but I hope to be done at least before January is over =P
Nope! I am far too multifannish for that.
Music tends to provide more inspiration for me than source anyway. You could say Jason Webley is my muse for Hannibal (I've vidded him for Hannibal once, but there's two more I want to make). Some bands you want to vid all their songs, others not so much.
And now I realise the band I have vidded most overall is actually Muse. Um. I guess that's accurate as a band name for me.
Day 5: If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a vid, what did you do about it?
Gave them their own vid (Ashamed). Well, Sy had to be in Cast the Red, but that vid wasn't meant to be about him. It was hard enough keeping Cast the Red focused without him demanding attention.
Spoiler warning up until episode 4x9, "The Cell."
( Day 30 – Anything else you could possibly want to say )
Day 1 – Your favourite male character
Day 2 – Your favourite female character
Day 3 – Your favourite character overall
Day 4 – Your least favourite character
Day 5 – Your favourite episode
Day 6 – Your least favourite episode
Day 7 – Your favourite scene
Day 8 – Your favourite quote
Day 9 – A scene that makes you happy
Day 10 – A scene that makes you sad
Day 11 – A scene that makes you laugh
Day 12 – A scene that you makes you angry
Day 13 – Most shocking moment
Day 14 – Your favourite friendship
Day 15 – Your favourite couple
Day 16 – Your favourite song played on The Vampire Diaries
Day 17 – Your favourite actor
Day 18 – Your favourite actress
Day 19 – Books or TV Show
Day 20 – An idea for a future TVD episode
Day 21 – An idea for a TVD character
Day 22 – The character that is most like you
Day 23 – Something you love about TVD
Day 24 – Something you hate about TVD
Day 25 – An episode you never happened
Day 26 – Something you wish happened but didn’t
Day 27 – Something you wish didn’t happen but did
Day 28 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fan fic(s)
Day 29 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fanvid(s)
Day 30 – Anything else you could possibly want to say
I have the Yuletide fanfic back from a beta reader, and I've spent a few hours here (five hours today, thanks to the length of the story) and there fixing up all the smaller issues. I only need to tweak something major at the beginning now, and add one extra line at the end. After I do that tomorrow, then I should be ready to upload it to the archive.
GetYourWordsOut: Year Six!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net
Bonus: You can sign up and do everything through Dreamwidth in addition to LJ now. So going through LJ is no longer required!
(The links go to the Dreamwidth GYWO comm. If you are reading this post on LJ and want to sign up at the LJ comm, go here.)
Anyway, this all would be much more bearable with theme music. Recommendations for songs with a strong beat most gratefully accepted - I've been listening to a lot of Florence + the Machine, Gorillaz' 'Feel Good Inc', Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling's 'Radioactive', Gregorian [chant] version of 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams', Thao Nguyen and Andrew WK's cover of '1434 The River' via studio 360, etc. etc.
"HISTORIC GROLIER BOOKSHOP in Harvard Square , the oldest all-poetry bookstore in the country, is looking for a Manager. [...] The position is part-time now, with the possibility of full time in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience."
( full job advert text behind the cut )
It's not that I'm anxious, or grumpy, or sad about the season. (Okay, maybe a little anxious. I don't want to spend the money that seems to be leaking out of savings lately.) I just... I wish I could opt out for a year. I don't think anyone else is going to agree to that though.
This shouldn't matter a lot, but it saddens me. I've been trying to deepen the compassion in my own life, and the holidays seem like a good time to extend that. Except this year, it doesn't feel like compassion, it feels like duty. And maybe that is just where I feel burnout. I'm beholden to a lot of things - do I have be tied up in a religious holiday for a religion I don't even celebrate? Where is the meaning for me this year?
I put up our tree and decorations. The house is beautiful and full of light and warmth, which feels good as we move towards greater darkness at Solstice. It may just be that I'm afraid of the days ahead. After December comes January.
Now I could use this for political point-scoring. I could say "see, this is how Labour prioritise things! I bet they try to blame it on ConDem cuts!" and other such things. But frankly that would be cheap, and would miss the point. The point is that the centre is well-used*, has had a bucketload of public and private cash poured into it**, and is a valuable community asset which it would be senseless to flog off for short term gain.
James Baker, councillor for the ward in which the centre is situated, has set up a website with a petition which I'd be grateful if you would sign. This is a Lib Dem campaign because James is a Lib Dem, but I'd like to think it's more important than what colour your rosette is.
*Youth services operate out of the centre, it is also home to a jobs club, a computer club, an art club and a Saturday morning club with fun activities for parents and children.
**Action Halifax allocated £112k of European money and some more from the Single Regeneration Budget, the Council added another £70k as match funding, private money came in from Pennine Housing, the Community Foundation (£10k of Jennifer Pearson's money via the Stephen Pearson Memorial Fund) and others. Total costs came to about £250k of public and private money.
Take Off the Mask and Behold His Gloryby Joyce Meyer - posted December 11, 2013
Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head...
It seems that many people struggle to be real. We act one way on the outside, when really, on the inside, we are someone else. Because we have weaknesses, faults, or fears—things about ourselves that we think make us less likable or desirable—we’d rather hide from other people.
The danger of wearing these masks, of course, is that it misrepresents us. What other people see is a lie. It’s not who we are...who we were born to be. By the time we reach adulthood, we’ve spent so many years hiding we’ve forgotten those things about ourselves that make us different and special.
What a shame! What a waste! Each of us—you, me, and every person—is uniquely created by a loving Father who rejoices in our individuality. In fact, it is those distinctive things about us, not our “sameness,” that make us special to Him. The little girl with freckles, the young lady with the dimples, the beloved gray-headed grandmother with the sweet smile—they all stand out...they’re special! And you’re special, too!
Sure, we all have flaws. We’re all less than perfect and wish we were better. But you need to know that God loves you just the way you are right now, and His love for you will never diminish.
God desires that we walk in truth, because only the truth will set us free (see John 8:32). He will help us to let down the defenses we’ve had up for so long. God knows how badly we want to fit in and be accepted. Trust Him to give you favor with people, instead of feeling that you must hide the real you. Learn to live truly by being genuine and real.
Trust in Him: God loves you, and He wants you to trust Him enough to be fully who you are!
From the book Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2012 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.
Anyway, I wanted to see how many fics (as of this evening) have hitcounts on AO3 that are divisible by 50.
Free in the Heart (Earth: Final Conflict)
Leading, Leading (Kamen Rider Kiva)
Mocriproĉaj Vortoj (Kamen Rider Kiva)
Just a Little Bit of Help (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
Ancient History (with TpTigger) (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
That One Customer (Sleepy Hollow (TV))
Birthday Surprises (with TpTigger) (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Won't Bring Me Home (Villains by Necessity)
...that's not bad.
Caron has had a fantastic idea:
I have to say, I get really cross when people give a long list of people who are "responsible" for same sex marriage, from Cameron down, and leave Lynne off it. It wouldn't have happened at all without her. SO I am BANG alongside Caron's suggestion.
Wondering if we should declare 29th March Lynne Featherstone Day. Roll of honour huge but she got #equalmarriage going in hostile env.— Caron Lindsay (@caronmlindsay) December 10, 2013
Who's with me?
ETA: I shouldn't be as amused as I am that 29th March is also Norman Tebbit's birthday, should I? *cackle*
Robots and AI – hang on, is this asking me to pick my favourite robot? I refuse!
I'm going to say John's perpetual confusion about being in love with a robot instead. Because we've all been there, John.
The Avengers movieverse – Loki. Sorry.
South-East Asian martial arts movies – definitely Dustin Nguyen's character in The Rebel. I had to make him a whole extra vid for himself, even though like no-one has seen that movie or cars.
Post-apocalypses and dystopias – Major Eden Sinclair from Doomsday (my unofficial #1 favourite movie). She just gets so many lovely action scenes.
Ultra-violent movies not covered above – Raizo from Ninja Assassin was probably the most fun, because he has lots of excellent scenes with blades on chains, that sort of thing, but I am going to say Mika instead (from the same movie). Because she is a character who is not an action hero but who is nevertheless vitally important both to the instigation and the resolution of the plot. And I enjoyed showing her being awesome in ways that have nothing to do with killing people efficiently.
And because I didn't manage to group any of the other vids yesterday, I am just going to shove them all together today and say that Nina from 24 was my favourite to vid. Because Nina is the traitorous nemesis queen of my heart.
Honourable second place to Veronica from Heathers, because Winona Ryder's face. (I was so much more impressed with Ryder's performance after actually vidding her. She's amazing.)
Knowing Godby Joyce Meyer - posted December 10, 2013
And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.
Today’s scripture emphasizes the importance of knowing God. There is a big difference between knowing about God and really knowing God. Knowing God is a lifelong pursuit, something that happens progressively throughout our lives, not something that happens over the course of a few days or weeks. Attaining the true knowledge of God doesn’t come through reasoning or logic or through reading books for intellectual knowledge. It must be God-given, and it comes through revelation. It comes as we seek God and gain experience with Him through trusting His promises.
If we have a true knowledge of God, we are not disturbed by things like scientific theories that seek to disprove His existence. We have come to a perfect rest in the fact that God is, and knowing that, then we know that nothing else matters. We do not feel a need to explain things because we know something that cannot be explained with words. People often want to explain God, but if we truly know Him, then the first thing we give up is trying to understand or explain Him. God is deep enough that we will never know all there is to know.
Knowing God goes beyond what we think, see or feel. It is an inner knowledge of God that cannot be taken from us. When we have this inner knowledge, nothing outward can sway us from our belief in God. We no longer need evidence to protect our faith. We trust God just as much if He does not give us what we want as we do when He does.
I encourage you to pray daily for a spirit of wisdom and revelation (see Ephesians 1:17), that you may know God and Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One. Appreciate and celebrate the fact that you are an eternal being and that you are progressively coming to know Him better with every passing day.
Love God Today: To know God we must be hungry for the type of knowledge that can only come from God Himself through revelation.
From the book Love Out Loud by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2011 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.