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In one of my earlier posts greeting the New Year, I mentioned buying a few items from eBay as a sort of holiday gift to myself. This was a grave mistake. Pretty much the only thing that has kept me from going to ridiculous lengths to buy figurines of characters I love, besides my own self-restraint and budget, is the ability to actually find them. EBay has seen to it that this last obstacle was soundly removed.
Read to find out how I spend my Saturday nights. )
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Got tagged for this a good long while ago by [livejournal.com profile] charlie2cute!

Rule 1: Always post the rules.
Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked with gifs, and write 11 new ones or don’t, whatever. ~
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them. (Does the tagging counts as telling? xd They'll see if they are tagged.)
Cut For A LOT of Gifs )
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ZeldaQueen: So in the last chapter, Zoey was marked as a vampire and… not much else happened, really. She just whined a lot and made fun of people we didn’t know and never would. This is going to be a pattern. Ready for the next chapter, Ruin?

Ruin: In a masochistic sort of way, yes. Let us spork.

Poor Zoey's Mom... )
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ZeldaQueen: Hey, everyone! We've got an unexpected pleasant resolution for the sporking of the first volume of the Twilight! [livejournal.com profile] therahedwig has graciously offered to give an analysis of the artwork itself and, since I'm not an artist and thus am sure I missed plenty of points there, I accepted their offer. Give 'em a hand, folks! TheraHedwig, you have the floor!
Read more... )
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Well, we've come to the end of 2014, so I thought I'd do a post to greet in the New Year! Got a lot of fun stuff planned for 2015, and I hope everyone else does as well. I also meant to post this when the start of 2015 actually came around, so this should tell you how on top of things I am right now.
Y'know, for anyone interested... )
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ZeldaQueen: Hey, everybody! It’s this thing, again. I know, I know, I abandoned this series for ages and now I’m starting over instead of doing Chosen. I’m sorry! It’s just that I’ve been reading ahead, and there are a lot of things I should have covered in the first two book sporkings but didn’t. And so I decided it would be easier to just restart the sporkings, instead of spending a ton of time pausing to go over stuff from several books back.

Joining me for this new sporking is the wonderful Ruin Takada! Give this dude a big round of applause, ladies and gentlemen! He’s willingly going into this and taking down the House of Night!

Ruin: It’s true. I’m actually here of my own volition.

ZeldaQueen: Ready to get started? *cracks knuckles*

Ruin: *silently resists the urge to weep* Yes.

Nothing Says "Professional" Like "We Heart You!" )
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] insanepurin, and hoping this will get my writing juices flowing again. ^^; Just pick a category and I'll tell you my top five female characters for it!

1 - Protagonists
2 - Villains
3 - Superheroes
4 - Magical Girls
5 - Queens/Empresses/Royalty
6 - Who are adorable dorks
7 - That I'd invite to a sleepover/dinner party
8 - That I'd want to go on an adventure with
9 - That I'd want to be friends with
10 - That I'd want to kiss
11 - That I will love till the end of time
12 - Who I think deserved better endings
13 - That I wish had better development/writing
14 - That I wish had better a love interest(s)
15 - Who I want to rescue from their horrible narratives

Return to the Sporking Chamber
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ZeldaQueen: In which Coach continues to piss us off and we move into a slasher movie.

Projection Room Voices: Starting Media in 3...2...1...

In Which No Sense Is Made And Everything Is Pointless )
zelda_queen: (Spork)
ZeldaQueen: Well, we’re at one of Those Chapters. You know, one of the infamous ones that gets pointed out so very often in criticisms of this book.

Ket: Because the rest of the book was such a literary masterpiece?

ZeldaQueen: No, because this is one of the points that’s so hair-rippingly infuriating that it stood out amongst the general criticism of “this is boring”. This chapter is arguably this book’s equivalent of Edward stealing Bella’s car engine - really frigging creepy, meant to be charming and funny, and just horrible to read.

Ket: Again, sounds like the rest of the book.

Projection Room Voices: Starting Media in 3...2...1...

In Which Nora Is Sexually Harassed By Her Future Boyfriend In Front Of Her Class )
zelda_queen: (secretary)
Greetings, dear friends! I come to you today with more information on the Ghost Trick Musical Project! When I last brought it up, we were looking into beta singers only. For anybody interested in joining in on the final product, I now have much more interesting news: auditions are open!

More accurately, certain auditions are open. You see, to ensure that things run smoothly, we're opening parts for auditions as the songs those parts sing in is finished. For example, if Character A sings in Songs 1, 2, and 3, then Character A won't open for auditions until those three songs are done. As a result, not all parts are available right now. We're currently looking for voice actors for all non-singing parts as well as our only finished singing role thus far.

Audition Information )
And there we have it! Good luck to everyone who auditions! And to everyone else, look forward to more Hush, Hush soon! :)
zelda_queen: (Spork)
ZeldaQueen: When we last left off, Patch was a creepy fucker and Nora was infuriatingly dense about it.

Ket: Doesn’t that sum up the whole book?

ZeldaQueen: More or less.

Projection Room Voices: Starting Media in 3...2...1...

In Which Nora Makes Some Piss-Poor Decisions )
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ZeldaQueen: We continue on through Chapter 1, where we see the most bizarre homework assignment ever be used as an excuse to get the leading couple together.

Projection Room Voices: Starting Media in 3...2...1...

In Which This Insane Assignment Continues )
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ZeldaQueen: Well, we met the male lead of our little tale in the prologue, so it's time we met our female lead! Oh boy!

Projection Room Voices: Starting Media in 3...2...1...

In Which Sex Ed Is Bonkers )
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ZeldaQueen: Time to continue onward, as the mysterious boy becomes infinitely more disturbing!

Projection Room Voices: Starting Media in 3...2...1...

In Which A Monster Attacks An Innocent Man (And Later Will Be Our Romantic Lead) )
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Found from [livejournal.com profile] a_lovesuicide!

Give me a pairing/fandom and pick a trope from this list, and I'll write a drabble based on that combination.

Note: Fandoms I am into include Harry Potter, Hetalia, the Disney Princess movies, Case Closed/Detective Conan, Fruits Basket, Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, Ace Attorney, The Legend of Zelda, Sherlock, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

1. roaming the forest
2. pretending to be married
3. lowered lashes
4. a lost childhood memory
5. middle of the night in a castle
6. tell me a fable
7. a drop of lilac
8. the dark things you fear
9. entwined at dusk
10. underwater
11. a long time ago
12. blackest night
13. wraith
14. a cruel illusion
15. wicked truths

Return to the Sporking Chamber
zelda_queen: (Spork)

Projection Room Voices: You're redoing this one?

ZeldaQueen: Oh yeah! Greetings and salutations, folks! Welcome to the revamped sporking of
Hush, Hush! Some of you may recall when I sporked this the first time around, over at the Realm. Well, I took a look at it, and decided that my sporking skills improved and I missed quite a few things the first time around, so I’d be giving this a second shot. So please enjoy, and -

[Suddenly, the closet door flies open behind her and crashes to the ground. Ket Makura is standing inside of it, spatula between her teeth and an armload of papers clutched to her chest.]

ZeldaQueen: The hell?!?

Ket: *Spits out the spatula* I’m not letting you do this alone. This series is full of religious fail, and I aim to rip it apart. I am personally offended, and I demand satisfaction. I have done research! *Drops the stack of papers with a heavy thud.*

ZeldaQueen: Well, far be it for me to deny you the chance to inflict the torture of badfic upon yourself. And there certainly is quite a lot of religious fail. *holds out hand* Welcome to Hush Hush, Ket!

Ket: *Picks up her things, then shakes Zelda’s hand firmly* Thank you. *Sits beside her* Just a note before we begin: I’m an enthusiast when it comes to religion, especially things to do with angels and demons, but I don’t call myself an expert. Religious studies are not always concrete--to be blunt, it’s hard to get scholars to agree on what time it is. However, I’m here to point out the absolute fail that Fitzpatrick has done with even the most basic of research into Abrahamic religions.

ZeldaQueen: Well, no time to get started on that like the present! Let us begin.

Projection Room Voices: Starting Media in 3...2...1...

In Which A Nobleman Decides To Engage In Field Sex And Walk Home In The Rain For No Reason )
zelda_queen: (secretary)
As those of you who follow [livejournal.com profile] das_sporking may have noticed, I recently posted a table of contents there for a sporking of Hush, Hush. For those of you who haven't seen it and for anyone else curious, yes, this means that I will be rebooting the sporking of that book. I had been debating on it for some time, and decided to do so for two reasons:

  1. In hindsight, it occurred to me that my first sporking wasn't as complete as it could have been. And, after all, I'd hate to deny anyone the squicky wonder that is Hush, Hush.

  2. Ket, in a complete and utter rage over the amount of myth!fail, asked for a chance to join me in having at it.

It was pretty much Ket's offer that was the tipping point here. I read her sporkings with Gehayi of Fifty Shades of Grey, and was glad for her help. So we decided to dive on in.

So, where does this leave my Crescendo sporking? Unfortunately, that one's going to be shelved for the time being. To everyone waiting for that to update, I'm really, really sorry. I was trying to muscle through it, and it's gotten to the point where it's so damned dull that I was worried I was missing too much and not being sufficiently snarky. Fear not though, dear Viewers! When Ket and I finish with Hush, Hush, we'll move on to the rest of the series. So worry not, Crescendo and the sequels will be sporked. It'll just be a bit, so please hang tight.

Hopefully the wait won't be too bad though, because you'll have the shiny new Hush, Hush sporking to follow along with! Besides new insight provided by the ever-reliable Ket, there will be new counts, new rages, and new points to bring up. So even if you read the previous sporking, there's going to be plenty of new stuff to keep you entertained!

Finally, I realize that I have been focusing mostly on updating my sporkings at [livejournal.com profile] das_sporking. I also know that I have readers here who aren't a member of the comm, who I've been neglecting. For everyone here, I do hope to begin Chosen soon, however that's going to wait until I have a few of my current sporking projects finished. I'm currently working on... *counts* two more, not counting Hush, Hush, with another due to start soon and several more set to follow, so things are a little tight. So until that sporking begins, I will be posting the Hush, Hush: Redux sporking here, as well as at [livejournal.com profile] das_sporking. That way, people don't have to follow along at the comm if they don't want to, my journal will get some updates, and people who just like to hang out at the Realm will be able to easily get alerts (and for those wondering, I will be editing the Redux TOC to the same post as the original one, so just go there to check on it).

On one final note, I mentioned this at the comm, but I'll be gone for pretty much the entirety of next week (June 22 - 28th) for a vacation. I'll have my laptop, but I'm not sure what sort of internet service I'll have access to. So if anyone needs to get in touch with me, I'm likely not going to be able to respond until next weekend. Terribly sorry if something incredibly urgent has come up, but that's how it is. ^^;

Anywho, let me know if there are any questions about this all, and hope you enjoy the upcoming events!
zelda_queen: (secretary)
It would appear that there is, indeed, interest in a group sporking/recapping of Gabriel's Inferno, so I finally sat down and got things set up for one! Those of you who saw my sign-ups for the Mortal Instruments group sporkings will be familiar with how this works. For those who haven't, it's very simple. I will have a list of chapters here, and anyone interested in sporking will comment on this post (or, if you really prefer, PM me) and tell me which chapter(s) you would like to spork.

Right! Simple enough! We'll just move on then to a few rules...

1.) You have to read the entire story, or at the very least know what happens in the book

I know, I know, the book sucks and it's hardly fair for the person who got, say, chapter twenty to have to have read all the way up there. Still, even if you don't actually read the whole thing, you have to have some knowledge of what happened thus far. We don't want issues of a sporking being filled with questions like, "Who's that?" or "What's that even mean?" or "What are they talking about?" when those things have already been answered. At the very least, if you absolutely can't get through, PM me or whatever and ask for the highlights of whatever sections you can't make it through. Or ask a friend who read the book. Or what have you, I don't know. The upshot is, at least have some passing understanding of the events that lead up to your chapter.

Edit: The story can be read online here, for those who can't find copies of their own.

2.) There is no word or length limit to the sporkings

Self-explanatory. I know folks worry about being too wordy or long-winded, but don't. Don't worry about the Livejournal word count limit. Don't worry that your sporking is too long. Don't worry if it has to be split up into multiple parts. Trust me when I say that everyone would rather an in-depth sporking than one that glosses over everything. If anything, remember how few in-depth sporkings there are of this book, and consider how we're pioneering through relatively uncharted waters. This is your chance to dig deep and discuss nuggets of horrible that were probably missed before now. Seize the opportunity, folks!

If you know your sporking will need to be broken up, incidentally, feel free to mark in the sporking where you'd like the breaks to be. If you don't, or if you didn't know it would be multiple parts, I'll choose a natural breaking point myself, so it's no issue. If there's a preference though, just be sure to let me know.

3.) New sporkers, lurkers, and anonymous folks are all welcome to sign up

This is a group project, and everyone is welcome! Don't worry if this is your first sporking or if you don't have an account. If you want to take a chapter, have at it!

If this is your first time sporking and you are nervous or concerned about making some sort of faux pas, feel free to ask about anything. This is all for fun, and no one should take this on while worried that they'll screw up and be shot for it or something.

For any anonymous people who want to take a chapter, I will need (A) a name of some sort to credit your sporking to and (B) some means of contacting you. The name certainly does not have to be your real life name. You can give me any name you like (any appropriate name, obviously). The means of contacting you can be whatever is most convenient. It just has to be something that I can actually reach you at. Don't give me the ten-year-old e-mail address that you never check for mail anymore, because chances are I will need to get in touch with you for some reason or another, and if I can't get in touch with you and you don't get in touch with me, I might incorrectly assume you've dropped the sporking.

4.) Do not spork the chapter word for word

This is a published work. Sporking the entire thing line by line is a no-no. You are more than welcome to quote, but the bulk of the sporking ought to be in a recap-style, similar to what I do for my book sporkings, or what Mervin is doing for her Twilight porkings.

Other than that though? The sporking style is up to you. If you want to bring in your favorite fictional character to spork with you, if you want to do some of it in script-style, if you want to use GIFs, go for it! (Though in the last event, you may need to e-mail me the GIF or picture files as attachments, along with the sporking itself. I had a few issues with pictures in the past, and don't want to have to snip anything for someone's work just because I can't pull it up ^^; )

5.) First come, first serve

This is not a continuation of the Mortal Instruments sporking, therefore even the previous rule about newcomers getting first pick is wiped clean. Everyone, as far as I'm concerned, is a newcomer for this. It's all good.

What that means, though, is that anyone who requests something available gets it. First come, first serve, etc. We'll get into multiple requests in a minute, but if two folks ask for Chapter 12, the first person's getting it.

HOWEVER, if there is a chapter that you REALLY want and has already been claimed, you can add in your comment if you'd like to be an understudy sporker for it, of sorts. Real life butts in, folks find themselves unable to finish their chapter, it's fine, life goes on. If we know that you really wanted that one chapter but were beaten to the punch, we'll know to ask you to take it up if it is made available again.

6.) This sporking will be posted when...

Like with the Mortal Instruments sporkings, this one will be hosted at the community [livejournal.com profile] das_sporking. It will begin at some point after the City of Ashes group sporking has finished, but before City of Glass is set up. I had considered starting this after the Mortal Instruments series was done completely, but Cassandra Clare seems determined to have it run longer than certain Mesopotamian epics, so there's no sense in stringing it out that long. Variety's the spice and all, so we'll mix things up a bit.

(For those who are curious, in the event that this sporking has a good turnout and reception, we'll see about sporking its sequels - and yes, it's a trilogy - between other of Clare's books)

Now, since there are still some chapters remaining for City of Ashes, there are at least a few weeks remaining for that. We don't need to kick this off immediately after it ends though, so there's still some leeway. To try to have some idea of the timelines folks are working on, this group sporking, I would appreciate it if folks could include a general estimate on how long they expect it to take for the sporkings to get to me. It doesn't have to be a perfect figure and it's perfectly fine if you end up needing a bit more time, but I would like to have some idea of how long I'm waiting for. Meanwhile...

7.) If something comes up, please inform me of it

It's fine if you want to trade chapters with someone. It's fine if real life is kicking your butt and you need to bow out of the sporking. It's fine if things are just taking a little longer than expected. All I ask is that you tell me of these things. If you swap chapters or have to give up the sporking or told me a deadline that it turns out is too soon for you, tell me so that I know what's going on. In spite of what you may think of me, I don't like pestering any of you and I don't want to needlessly poke someone about a sporking that is no longer their responsibility or something. Much obliged!

8.) We'll start with two recaps per person

While there was interest in this project, I'm not sure how many folks will be turning out. So, when you comment and list the chapters you'd like, I will sign you up for the first two you name.

THAT BEING SAID, there's the good chance that there will be chapters left unclaimed, in which case a person would certainly be allowed to take on more than two if they'd like. So if there are a few more chapters you're potentially interested in sporking, list them as well and I'll keep that in mind. On MAY 24TH, if there are still unclaimed chapters, I will start signing folks up for more than two if they'd like. So after that date, if you're interested in that sort of thing, please check back and let me know!

9.) Is the author a man or a woman?

I don't know, and so far as I know, neither does anyone else. I've seen Sylvian Reynard referred to with feminine and masculine pronouns by various people, so I honestly don't know. If you're confused as to which to go with, I'd suggest just picking "he" or "she" and running with it. For whatever it's worth, their username when the work was still fanfiction was "Sebastien Robichaud".

10.) Is this actual fanfiction? In which case, can this been found online?

Much like Fifty Shades of Grey, this book originated from a Twilight fanfiction, this one a Human!AU by the title of "The University of Edward Masen". The fanfiction has been removed from the internet, though there are fansites and blogs and such that host it for download (or, if you're interested in comparision, ask me). Since Reynard actually did do a bit more editing than changing the names though, we're going off of the official published version. If you're unable to locate a copy in your library or such, please PM me and we'll come to some sort of arrangement.

11.) To contact me:

My e-mail address is zeldaqueen64@gmail.com. To send me your sporking, or if you have any questions, you can reach me that way.

Other than that, I read all comments and PMs, so you can contact me that way if you have any questions.

(On the subject of sending me the sporkings, if you send them in attached documents, .doc ones are best, if at all possible. If you send documents in a form that requires a specific program to access it, please let me know. Documents sent in HTML are most convenient, however if you don't or can't type in that, regular text is fine!)

12.) Have fun

'Nuff said!

Chapters open for sign-ups!

Prologue/Chapter 1 - [livejournal.com profile] gehayi (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 2 - [livejournal.com profile] delyhisb (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 3 - [livejournal.com profile] delyhisb (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 4 - [livejournal.com profile] zelda_queen
Chapter 5 - [livejournal.com profile] marasquine (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 6 - [livejournal.com profile] zelda_queen
Chapter 7 - [livejournal.com profile] ketmakura
Chapter 8 - [livejournal.com profile] radiantstardust (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 9- [livejournal.com profile] radiantstardust (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 10 - [livejournal.com profile] often_partisan (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 11 - [livejournal.com profile] gehayi (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 12 - [livejournal.com profile] sweettalkeress (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 13 - [livejournal.com profile] sweettalkeress (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 14 - [livejournal.com profile] illyriasacolyte (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 15 - [livejournal.com profile] textureoftime (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 16 - [livejournal.com profile] insanepurin (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 17 - [livejournal.com profile] sweettalkeress (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 18 - [livejournal.com profile] sweettalkeress (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 19 - [livejournal.com profile] illyriasacolyte (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 20
- [livejournal.com profile] ketmakura
Chapter 21 - [livejournal.com profile] commander30 (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 22 - [livejournal.com profile] illyriasacolyte (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 23 - [livejournal.com profile] astra_aurora (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 24 - [livejournal.com profile] often_partisan (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 25 - Gogzooky (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 26 - [livejournal.com profile] cal_yn (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 27 - Gogzooky (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 28 - [livejournal.com profile] zelda_queen
Chapter 29 - [livejournal.com profile] astra_aurora (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 30 - [livejournal.com profile] astra_aurora (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 31 - [livejournal.com profile] kawatche (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 32 - [livejournal.com profile] kawatche (SPORKING RECEIVED)
Chapter 33 - [livejournal.com profile] kawatche
Chapter 34 - [livejournal.com profile] marasquine (SPORKING RECEIVED)

ON ONE FINAL NOTE! Since this is a little different from the Mortal Instruments series, with this group sporking, I do reserve the right to make notes in the sporkings sent in. Just little things, like noting which characters were originally which ones from Twilight and so forth! I will be sure to inform all sporkers of any notes made, so yeah.

That should be about everything, so peace!


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