ara: (fingersmilies)
*waves enthusiastically*

Why hello, it's been awhile!
I have returned to the LJ after a sort-of-hiatus and am ready to party and say hello and catch up, etc. etc.

Merlin S3 is sitting on my hard drive ready to be watched, and I am super excited!
And I am refreshing [ profile] bandombigbang like a fiend until sign-ups go up.

In other news, tumblr is addicting and I love twitter.
ara: (lights)
++New friends, hello! Old friends, love and apologies for being sort of MIA and generally bad at keeping up with the flist.

++Crazy family is crazy, but things have settled down some now that my brother is moved and settled in at his new job in Albany. PEACE AND QUIET *revels* The mother though is all big on making me do things around the house, like mowing the lawn. I hate mowing. It makes me all itchy! lol 4th of July was fun. My puppy was miraculously not scared of the fireworks unlike previous occasions.

++I have been a fandom machine lately. I've been writing so much, for big bangs, and for bingos and stuff, and it is awesome! Still massively behind the bb word counts, but, not like I didn't expect to pull an all nighter the day before the deadline anyways, so. Going well, all considered. I've also been making quite a bunch of graphics. To everyone who requested icons in the request post, I'm just about done with those. Hopefully those will be posted soon.

++If you didn't request something, but still want to, I will definitely still take requests - go here!

++Off to work on pornathon entry for challenge 2 \o/ GO TEAM SLOTH.

And lastly, pimping, check it out:
ara: (leon lives)
Hello new friends! Welcome to the craziness that is my journal. I'm excited to get to know you all...(and some people I've already gotten to know quite well in a short time). And hello everyone else :p

Meme I could not resist:
Bold the ones you’ve read COMPLETELY, italicize the ones you’ve read part of, and no cheating. Watching the movie or the cartoon doesn’t count. Abridged versions don’t count either. BTW, according to the BBC if you’ve read 7 of these, you are above the average.

33 read and 16 started )

SAD. I AM SAD. I need to stop reading...
ara: (glory)
First order of business, Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope Christmas was great for all who celebrate it, and that everyone enjoyed some time off :)

Second, hello and welcome to all my new Merlin friends! I'm so excited to get to know all of you better! That friending meme was nothing short of brilliance :D And as the dog Doug said in Up!: "I just met you, but I love you already!" :p

And third, I have shamelessly stolen a music meme from [ profile] xaritomene. See, I told [ profile] jusmine984 I might do it and she said it'd be cool, and I don't want to disappoint her or anything XD So here it be:

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line (unless the first line reveals the song title) from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing. (House rule: Skip instrumentals.)
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and song title correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google is cheating!

(19&21 technically aren't the very first lyrics cause those are dead give aways, but they're right after)
(and, xaritomene, the first song is completely, totally, 100% legit - I couldn't stop laughing at the coincidence :p)

Lyrics!! )
ara: (Default)
*cough* Right, so [ profile] nyxelestia and I seem to have the most interesting late night (or early morning in my case - damn time zones) conversations on IM and, well. Some things need to be shared.

Aside from apparently having Arthur and Merlin on my side, doing the nasty on my bed (no matter what Nyxie may tell you about the comfort of her bed, or a certain dedication of poetry to it - filthy lies, all of it), and having kinkme_merlin prompts literally flung at me last night, we also had an Epic Life-Changing Revelation. I was skulking around Merlin fandom land, and found: this. The following occured at 5:19AM EST:

[ profile] arithilim: I channeled Merlin without realizing
[ profile] arithilim: Also, go watch this
[ profile] arithilim:
[ profile] arithilim: Naow.
[ profile] nyxelestia: [insert the laughing emoticon of Y!IM]
[ profile] arithilim: And this
[ profile] arithilim:
[ profile] nyxelestia: [insert the rofl emoticon of Y!IM]
[ profile] arithilim: I just keep watching it over and over
[ profile] nyxelestia: I wonder what would happen if they actually turned out to be gay...
[ profile] arithilim: ah, the world would implode from fangirl glee and then we wouldn't have to rely on manips to stare at
[ profile] nyxelestia: [insert the laughing emoticon of Y!IM]
[ profile] arithilim: Also, I would name my first two boy children bradley and colin
[ profile] arithilim: even though I'm not particuarly fond of either name
[ profile] nyxelestia: [insert the rofl emoticon of Y!IM]
[ profile] nyxelestia: Just the boy children?
[ profile] nyxelestia: Hey, Jamie and Morgan are unisex names..
[ profile] nyxelestia: ...*
[ profile] arithilim: Well, I mean, Colleen, ok, but, Bradlina?
[ profile] arithilim: true, true

Aside from the rather worrying number of times I was laughed at, re-looking at this conversation led me to discover the really very worrying size of my little-fan-girl crush on Bradley James and Colin Morgan. I therefore spent today eating copious amounts chocolate and watching youtube videos of their interviews. I AM SO SCREWED PEOPLE. SO SCREWEDDDD.

(also, I am shamelessly comandeering [ profile] ifyouweremine's tag of bradley motherfucking james because honestly, I have never heard anything that was so perfect in my life.)
ara: (Default)
So I'm currently having phun with photoshop cause I found some awesome resources, and well, [ profile] nyxelestia sort of *cough* encouraged me to make something for Merlin, and well, I was doing this coldplay-apple style tutorial at the time, so yeah...

Enjoy :)

ara: (Default)
So I'm currently having phun with photoshop cause I found some awesome resources, and well, [ profile] nyxelestia sort of *cough* encouraged me to make something for Merlin, and well, I was doing this coldplay-apple style tutorial at the time, so yeah...

Enjoy :)

ara: (Default)
So I was looking through my stories last night, and I realised I have a bunch of things that are half done.  I think I should focus on one or two and finish them up, but I can't decide.  So I thought I'd ask the wonderful people on my f-list what they thought.

The choices are as follows:

1) Next chapter of Close Protection featuring driving, flirting, and fighting

2) AR bedtime story crack!fic where geekiness and RvB meet Disney

3) Funny Draco/Blaise fic that's post-war victorious!Voldie

4) H/D fic (called Moment of Change) vaguely based off a whole slew of songs, where Draco grows up and finds himself for once (because sometimes goodbye's the only way) - currently my baby ^_^

5) Next chapter of Sir Nealan which features more library fun and Kel

6) First chapter of new AR story about family and has Wolf/Jack (AU post-Scorpia)

7) First chapter of other new AR story - John wakes up in a French hospital with no memory of anything

So what say you?
ara: (Moonlight)
So, there actually is some stuff behind my choice of pen name, and I'm just very proud of myself right now, so I'll spill :D

It's cobbled together from Sindarin, one of the Elvish languages J.R.R. Tolkien created.  Ar- is a prefix meaning high or noble, ithil means moon, and lim means light.  With my limited knowledge of the language, I believe modifying words are placed before nouns (ex. man of the west is westman), so ithilim would be moonlight.  So there you go: my epic adventure into Tolkien land :D  I just hope the purists don't come after me with pitchforks for mutilating the language XD

As for why I liked, really, I just like the word 'ithil'.  Minas Ithil has always been one of the places in Middle Earth I adore ^_^

So end of random exposition

Ara ^_^

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