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17 December 2015 @ 03:32 pm

That's right; I'm finally actually making my journal Friends Only. The arts and writing posts will still be public, but anything pertaining to my personal life will be friends only. Comment to be friended; I'll most likely friend you back. I love new people though, so please don't be shy!

And if you're here simply for my fanfics, not for my artwork or original writing, check out falling_drops; my fanfic journal.

Science and Faith -

The story of Charles and Erik in 15 songs and microfics
PG, featuring songs from The Hush Sound, Vienna Teng, Christina Perri, Anberlin, and The Script

I tried pushing evolution as the obvious conclusion of the startCollapse )
Songs and Pieces by napkins /@tumblr; Cover by hiroto /aurenen@tumblr
The songs and pieces (which are meant to somewhat explain the song choice) flow from their meeting through growing to know each other, to the beach, to the divorce, and then beyond, to the point where we see them in the original trilogy of movies. Hopefully, you'll be able to tell what fits where. ♥

Science & Faith - The Script

You won't find faith or hope down a telescope
You won't find heart or soul in the stars
You can break everything down to chemicals
But you can't explain a love like ours.
It's the way we feel, yeah this is real.
Charles has always known that 'Love' is just a rush of hormones, finely tuned to evoke a specific response.
He's never had any reason to doubt that, any reason to really be serious.
But, after meeting Erik, he begins to have faith.

Momentum - The Hush Sound

All we need is a little bit of momentum
Break down these walls that we've built around ourselves
All we need is a little bit of inertia
Break down and tell break down and tell

Erik doubts his humanity sometimes, after what Shaw has done to him, separating, protecting, what little of himself is left from the killer he is becoming.
And Charles is a chink in that wall.

Arms - Christina Perri

How many times will you let me change my mind and turn around
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home
"You're not alone."
Every night, those words, and every night Erik betrays himself a little more,
letting Charles that much more in, letting those arms wrap around him.

Harbor - Vienna Teng

Sail your sea
Meet your storm
All I want is to be your harbor
The light in me
Will guide you home
All I want is to be your harbor
Peace will never be an option, Erik knows, but with Charles, something to call a home might be.

Rain - Patty Griffin

It's hard to listen to a hard hard heart
Beating close to mine
Pounding up against the stone and steel
Walls that I won't climb
Sometimes a hurt is so deep deep deep
You think that you're gonna drown

Nightmares are the hardest to block, Charles finds, and all he can do is offer what comfort he can: warmth, murmurs and promises of safety.
And pushing the will to carry on back from his own emotions.

The Unwinding Cable Car - Anberlin

You're so brilliant, grace marked your heart
You're so brilliant (This is the correlation)
Don't soon forget (Between salvation and love, don't drop your arms)
You're so brilliant (I'll guard your heart)
Grace marked your heart (With quiet words I'll lead you in and out of the dark)

What Erik could be blinds Charles with its brilliance, tarnished by his past, and Charles makes it his goal to make Erik shine.

You Are the Moon - The Hush Sound

You don't see what you possess, a beauty calm and clear
It floods the sky and blurs the darkness like a chandelier
All the light that you possess is skewed by lakes and seas
The shattered surface, so imperfect, is all that you believe

I will bring a mirror, so silver, so exact
So precise and so pristine, a perfect pane of glass
I will set the mirror up to face the blackened sky
You will see your beauty every moment that you rise
There is so much good inside Erik, if only Charles could make him see it.

記憶の島の月 (Moon of the Island of Memories) - sgt. [Instrumental]

Erik's memories are a jumble of pain,
the good twisted into threads of bad until he cannot separate the lullaby his mother would hum
from the sound of the train taking them away from the only home he's known.
Crash and Burn - Savage Garden

If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

'Cause there has always been heartache and pain
And when it's over you'll breathe again
You'll breathe again
Charles will repeat himself as many times as he needs to to make Erik understand: he's not going anywhere.

If I Ever Lose My Faith In You - Sting

I never saw no miracle of science
That didn't go from a blessing to a curse
I never saw no military solution
That didn't always end up as something worse but
Let me say this first

If I ever lose my faith in you
There'd be nothing left for me to do
Before Erik realizes it, Charles has become his grounding point, a constant presence in the back of his mind, so naive and good.
His faith in himself is only as strong as his faith in Charles.

Cold War Transmissions - Anberlin

This is Russian radio here
Run while you still, you still can

Different sides we take our stance
this could be our last goodbye forever
They stand, next to each other, but worlds apart now. It is a turning point, but they don't know which way to turn.

All We Are - OneRepublic

Time can tear you apart
But it won't break anything that you are, you are

We won't say our goodbyes you know it's better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change
All we are, all we are, is everything that's right
All we need, all we need, a lover's alibi
As they leave, the words he can't say get caught in his throat, and so Erik just stares, seeing what could have been,
knowing this can't be the end.

Vienna - The Fray

There's really no way to reach me
'Cause I'm already gone

Maybe in five or ten yours and mine will meet again
Straighten this whole thing out
Maybe then honesty need not be feared as a friend or an enemy
This is the distance
And this is my game face
He doesn't remove the helmet, except to sleep, even though he knows, logically, that Charles can't reach him.
The helmet is a physical wall, protecting what has been made vulnerable again,
and what will harden again in time.

Antebellum - Vienna Teng

I know the border lines we drew between us
Keep the weapons down,
Keep the wounded safe;
I know our antebellum innocence
Was never meant to see the light of our armistice.
But how much would I give to have it back again?
How much did we lose
To live this way?
They can never return to what was, but in time, it will mend.

Brothers on a Hotel Bed - Death Cab for Cutie

You may tire of me as our December sun is setting because I'm not who I used to be
No longer easy on the eyes but these wrinkles masterfully disguise
The youthful boy below
Who turned your way and saw something he was not looking for:
Both a beginning and an end
They've changed so much, been through so much over the years, but as they both know, at heart, they are still friends.

Science and Faith.zip

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20 June 2011 @ 11:24 am
 On Vacation, BRB Sweden
20 June - 4 July


I may have internet, I'm not entirely sure; we're staying with a friend of my mother's, and I am not sure what sort of internet they have, much less if they have wireless, though I may have some when we go to Norway, depending on where we stay. But regardless, will see you all in two weeks!
14 March 2011 @ 08:33 pm
Hi guys,

The spring break post will be up tomorrow, but I just wanted to put up here that I'm offering my services as a knitter over at help_japan, here. (those of you who commissioned me earlier, I'm just about done, and should be sending things out either this week or next), if any of you would like to bid - there will be two winning bidders, so.
03 February 2011 @ 05:53 pm
Sales Post!

This is something I've been working on for a while, and am just finally getting around to posting it, lol oh dear.

As many of you know, I knit. I love to knit stuff for people, and this year, due to a hectic crazy schedule + finals + grad school apps, I didn't have the money or time I would've liked to knit things for people.

Well, as the situation stands, I still don't really have the money, but I now have vast amounts of time (as evidenced by the fact that I basically marathoned the entirety of Supernatural in three weeks), as well as a huge stash of yarn.

I am selling these scarves! Personally, I think they're cuter and a little more fashionable than the traditional long scarf, while still being just as warm, without being as bulky or in the way.

This is my current stash of yarn. It takes up a lot of space. Ideally, I would like to knit it into things, but I wouldn't know what to do with all that knitted stuff. So I am asking you, Flist, if you would like me to knit you something.

Pricing, Details, and Options below the cut!Collapse )

I would be willing to make other items, such as the slouchy hats I made the last time I did a gift round (samples here), and will discuss pricing on a case basis. I am not offering full-length scarves, since none of the stash yarn I have is long enough (I will reconsider only if full price of yarn is included, and even then on a case basis)
25 December 2010 @ 05:35 pm


I hope you all have been enjoying the holiday season, whatever holiday you may or may not celebrate. I just want to thank you all so much, from the bottom of my heart, for being my friends. I know I'm not the best at lj, but it means a lot to me that you guys even put up with me at all, and I always wish you all the very best life has to offer, but especially towards the end of the year, I hope that we can work together to make great memories and a great future.

23 October 2010 @ 03:01 am
Friends Cut

aslkeruasl;dkfj my very first friends cut, so I'm sort of flipping out about this. I meant to just cut journals that are dead (haven't been updated in over a year, or people have moved from them), but if I made an error anywhere, please let me know!

I suppose you can also take this as a reverse-friends-cut opportunity.

I'm also trying to put little labels/notes next to everyone's names, so if there's something in particular you'd like me to know you as, please let me know!
23 October 2010 @ 01:05 am
So. The most chaotic entry, "other countries", please go vote! I am a big supporter of either keikana's Prussia, jazqui's Hungary, or oj_lisu or reikofanel's Greece! Also, Ellome for England, Teca for America, Temi for France, and Chas or Gwiffen for China!

Technically, I am entered as Norway in "other countries", but 1) I lost all the solo photos from snotoshoot when my external got stolen, so I only have group pictures that I processed 2) everyone else's costumes are so much nicer 3) a lot of the photos used are ones I took and processed! which makes me feel cool and like I had a part in things. So while I'd be flattered if you voted for me, the other people would probably benefit more from it, and probably want it more as well. ♥
03 October 2010 @ 02:45 am
Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

19 August 2010 @ 11:17 pm
Hey Guys!! :DDD Guess what's super late in coming?!?

The post detailing meepalicious and my Kekkai tour of Tokyo! :D

I'll do this in order of the way we did it, since that's the way our light falls. So, spoilers within!

OH NO, THE KEKKAI!!Collapse )

God, I miss Tokyo. I miss being able to go into a large city and just wander around whenever. I miss the free time I had, because if I did here, I'd probably be in SF or similar. And free time in Rochester will just mean downtime, not exploring time. Expect more backlog photo spam posts soon! ....hopefully.
26 April 2010 @ 07:52 am
Today is the last day to get in on the II-Shop wig order! If you haven't already let me know what you want, please do so over here. I'll be putting the order in tonight, so you have about 15 hours.

There has also been enough interest to put together an order from Classe wig, and while they are not on a time limited sale like II-Shop, there are some people interested who need wigs by Fanime, so if you need a wig by Fanime (or another con that weekend) and would like something from Classe, please let me know here, ASAP.
24 April 2010 @ 09:00 am
A few things! :D

1) Wig order from II-Shop As far as I know, the sale ends the 30th of April, which is the evening of the 29th for most of you. I am also leaving for vacation on the 29th (whooo Golden Week), and would like to get them mailed to you before then, so if anyone interested in getting in on the wig order, if you could please let me know by the 26th (your time), I'll get the wigs out as soon as I get them.

2) So I stumbled across this blog giving away camera straps from Capturing Couture which look amazing; I'm sort of in love with the Houndstooth one. I'm toying with the idea of getting one, but I'll see what my money situation is after Golden Week. The blog giving away the strap is Dear Crissy, run by a mother and photographer.

3) still being lazy on photo editing. However, when I was in Akiba on Wednesday, I picked up a region-free DVD player (for $39, FUCK YEAH AKIBA), so we can now watch the huge DVD collection Hannah has. All we had earlier was a VHS and a few movies (Rat Race, Star Wars Ep I, Austin Powers, Goldmember, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding), so now I can do my usual photo editing MO, aka sitting with Van on my lap and editing while I watch a movie

Today is mostly going to be spent lazing around the apartment and maybe surrounding area until tonight, when we're going for all-you-can-drink karaoke for Will's birthday.
.:tunes:.: HOME MADE kazoku - Shounen Heart | Powered by Last.fm
21 April 2010 @ 11:45 am
So this wig site I found is having a spring sale right now. And by spring sale, I mean all of their wigs are under $40 (most around $35), including the super long ones. They offer free shipping if an order is over ¥5000, and say they can get things to my apartment within 18 hours of receiving the order.

Hannah and I just ordered two wigs from them, and we got them this morning; (one thing I love about Japanese delivery services: you can choose what time of day/what day you want things delivered so you can be sure to be there) they're super thick (tons of wefts), and they're nice fiber too.

They're sold the way most wigs seem to be in Japan: unstyled, in various lengths. The one exception seems to be that they have long curled wigs. but with unstyled bangs and such. However, this also means that the fibers are heat resistant, and don't tangle easily.

If you'd like a wig from them, please let me know, and I'll work something out with you regarding payment and shipping out of Japan. Also, this post is public, so if you know anyone who wants/needs wigs right now, feel free to pass this along!

Edit: as far as I know, the sale goes on until the end of April, but it may go on fo longer, but if it does, idk how much longer.
28 February 2010 @ 08:52 am


In other news, ;ALSKERUAERIAU;KCJALSKRUA;LSDFJ OH GOD, LITTLE FRANZY IS /ADORABLE/. I-I sort of want to cosplay her rightthisminute.
22 January 2010 @ 09:43 pm
So people have been putting together groups for the future and talking about different Vocaloid cosplay, and it all made me realize that now might be a good time to try to organize this. (That and last night, when I mentioned it in passing, people starting jumping on me about it; I'm glad you guys are excited for it too! ♥)

What I really want to do is get together a group based off the Synchronicity world by Kumagai. It's originally a story, but a series of three videos/songs (by Hitoshizuku P, sung by the Kagamines) were made alongside it. Two of the videos/songs have been released, and we're waiting with bated breath for the third. The world is a sort of medieval fantasy one, and the costumes are really cool.

I'm aiming to do this at Y-con 2010, since due to my study abroad program, I won't be home until late July, thus missing pretty much every convention until then. Fanime 2011 is also a possibility, if that works better for people probably going to be another group, but with roles shifted around.

more information, the two videos, and pictures of the character designs under the cut!Collapse )
.:feel:.: bouncybouncy
.:tunes:.: Just Be Friends - Nico Chorus
30 December 2009 @ 05:31 am
Hoooooooooooooooly fuck. Oh my /god/ Comiket.

So it was a clusterfuck of people, lines, doujin, and just all around amazing.

as always, all the pictures can be found at my Photobucket
many pictures and a gushing about the entire thing to followCollapse )

Day 2 ahoy!Collapse )

All in all, a fantastic time, an experience like nothing I'd ever done before, and FFFFFF I WANNA GO BACK. This time with business cards, better binding, and more confidence.

Bye-bye, Comiket 77! ♥♥
28 November 2009 @ 12:11 pm
Card post for tcg_exchange
Because I get addicted to things too easily and the cards are preeeeeeeetty~

TCG Exchange postCollapse )
03 July 2009 @ 09:13 am
Hey guys! I'm sorry this is going up while a lot of you are down at AX; I would've like to have gotten it up earlier, but my job had other plans...

Anyways, details! Under the cut, you will find directions to the gathering, including convenient bus stops and walking routes, more details on getting there, a list of people who are driving from what areas, and a list of who is planning on bringing what foods.

What I'd like you guys to do is comment with what food/drinks/utensils you feel comfortable bringing, hopefully based off of what we've already got, as well as if you need to ride with one of the people listed as a driver, so that they know what to do the day of.

What: Nor-Cal Hetalia Picnic! :D
When: Saturday, July 11th, 12PM-7PM (you do not have to stay the whole time; this is mostly going off of how long the last picnic lasted)
Where: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park (directions and map under cut)
Who: Anyone who sees this post and can make it! If you want to be in cosplay, excellent, if not, just as cool.
Extra: Potluck lunch! Please bring a dish to share! :D

Directions!Collapse )

I will be arriving a little early to set up, and hopefully, I'll be able to get some sort of markers (flags, perhaps~) that will pinpoint where along Kennedy we'll be. It should be fairly obvious once we get a lot of people, but for you early-comers, I'll try to make it as clear as possible.

Cars and Drivers and Carpools oh my!Collapse )

Food!Collapse )

Extra Information!Collapse )

I'm really excited for this, and I hope you guys are too, and I hope this will go well! <3