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It's perfectly okay to name your internet self after the cry of a giant purple cobra, sorry, kobra. 'Kay?

Friends-only, but for a poisonous snake, I don't bite much.
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Dec. 23rd, 2003 @ 01:38 am rec! I'm recc'ing!
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Not many of you seem to have read this, so - GO. It's Harry Potter all Malory Tower'd-up by our calanthe_b, subtle McGonagall/Grubbly-Plank, and you just have to read it to see how perfect and Special Friends-y it is.

I never would have thought an MT/HP crossover would *work.*
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Dec. 23rd, 2003 @ 12:56 am (no subject)
Current Mood: guiltyguilty
Lovely girls, I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. It sounds melodramatic to say I've been too depressed to go online, but, yeah. Things haven't been wonderful on the rl front. I think I had a mild dose of the flu, too, that always gets me down. Usually, I'm a cheerful kind of sheila. ^_^

Also the phone bill was not very good, so it avoided family friction if I stayed offline for a few days, so it seemed a good idea under the circumstances. I feel bad about stopping posting at malorytowers while I was off, that's all, especially when I came back to find smashing answers from Daphne's concerned friends. ^_^ At least I'd uploaded my yuletide fic well in advance.

The DB and I may fight like cat and dog, and I wish he'd stand up to his family about me, but breaking up for two whole days showed me how little I can cope without him. I may sometimes wish I was in a shcool stories fic with a Special Friend, but in the end I love him to death.

Things are kinda back to normal now, and going online is no longer a major sin, so I'll be updating more often. I should be getting more work. I'm only casual, and I've been very short on hours lately, but it should get better now.
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Dec. 14th, 2003 @ 09:02 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: confusedconfused
So the mystery of Bessie's name change in crappy editions of The Magic Faraway Tree has been explained - Bessie is a bad evil name because it has connotations of black slavery. Apparently.

Any Americans on the friends list want to explain that to me? Because it makes no earthly sense to me, that a traditional English nickname should have anything to do with black slavery... and I can't see why English books should be massacred to fit (presumably) American sensibilities in the first place. ~sigh~ The world just seems so... bland... sometimes.

Couldn't resist doing a little plug for our fandom there. I meant to link to our beloved malorytowers, but I forgot.

Speaking of which... ~sniffle~ Do neither Mary-Lou nor Mavis care that their best friend has started showing her light fingers again? Poor insecure little girl is going to work herself into even worse fits without them... and into worse trouble. [/guilt trip]
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Dec. 12th, 2003 @ 11:03 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
The FUCK? I just tried to post as Daphne, and it told me my trial account had expired and posting was disabled.

Hey, guess who just got metaquoted

Oh, and - Congratulations, Calanthe
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Dec. 10th, 2003 @ 10:34 pm Secret Mother Christmas!
Current Mood: accomplished
Whee. Thanks to my wonderful darling incredible beta shortcakegreen, who will have a letter gushing at her tomorrow when I'm less exhausted from wrestling with the automated posting...

...my yuletide fic has been uploaded, with plenty of time to spare.

Nearly seven and a half thousand words, which makes it the longest fic I've ever completed, and I still kind of... like it. I was lucky with the pairing, of course. I hope, hope, hope the recipient likes it. And I'm still amazed I finished the thing.

I'm dying to know about my own gift, now.

*goes to bed in a happy glow of accomplishment*
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Dec. 9th, 2003 @ 11:08 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: irateirate
Don't you just love the way people who are almost complete strangers think they can tell all about your relationships from a handful of lj entries? Did I miss it when the tinhats were being handed out?

I'm just glad *my* friend has enough honesty and *sense* to call me and ask me about it instead of brooding over sheer malice.
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Dec. 3rd, 2003 @ 10:08 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: amusedamused
I'm sure I did this on paper in high school.
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Dec. 3rd, 2003 @ 05:58 pm (no subject)
I seem to have missed the "femmeslash is about hating penises" kerfluffle... very sad. Or fortunate. considering how annoyed I am at the idiots... You lot showed great self-control. I'm impressed. Also impressed by Kanna and Isobel's iconage. ^_^

A post-Utena, fluffy femmeslash drabble, then, without a strap-on in sight.

Dedicated to my dear kannaophelia, who was complaining that post-series Shiori is always written as a bitter slut, when the last few scenes of Utena clearly suggest that the Revolution of the World involved fixing Shiori's poisonous envy and resentment of her hated/beloved Juri. (I agree, incidentally... those last few Ohtori/Student Council scenes are so sweet and redeemed.) So here, for your pleasure, is Happy!Redeemed!Shiori.

1.5 Drabble: Miracle in Baby StepsCollapse )
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Nov. 30th, 2003 @ 12:37 am (no subject)
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Stupid trolls. *contacts LJ-abuse* With the emphasis on stupid.

This of you likely to be open to trolling on this matter, I suggest go to http://www.livejournal.com/admin/console/ and enter ban_set hired_goon as a command.

And yes, I made the entry private, because i have no intention of letting that particular piece of immature nastiness meet its target. My comfort is that I suspect that, deep inside, the troller knows she is worthless and always will be, and that her target is more intelligent, creative, caring, brilliant and most of all loved than she could be even in her dreams. Jealousy is so sad - all it does is expose inadequacy.

All I can say is, in order to screencap something friendslocked, you have to be on the friendslist. And you can tell people by the comany they keep... if your friendslist is full of spiteful, vicious, brainless little trolls who aren't even capable of trolling intelligently, what does it say about you?
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia
Nov. 27th, 2003 @ 08:35 pm (no subject)
It probably would have helped if I'd actually used the icon in my GIP. *blush*
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ranmachan - by kannaophelia