elaby: (Anthy - Wing)
All my friends have been doing this meme, so it's made me want to fill it out too :) Unsurprisingly, my answers to several of the questions are the same as Rachel's :)

100-question meme )

A 2011 meme

Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:44 pm
elaby: (Vocaloid - JBF Luka glasses headphones)
I stole this meme from [livejournal.com profile] coastal_spirit :3 I want to write about my aims for this year, but I'll have to do that later. This was a fun one to do! It's been a zillion years since I did a meme.

2011 meme )

LotR meme

Nov. 27th, 2010 10:49 pm
elaby: (LotR - Aragorn stormy skies)
I finally finished that Lord of the Rings meme I started like a billion months ago! Drew the final picture last night. It was so much fun XD

Looooong image. In format, it's pretty much just like the Sherlock Holmes drawing meme I did last year. )

I love you, LotR! Bendy chibis are much easier to draw than serious full portraits XD And LotR lends itself so well to silly parody not-taking-self-too-seriousness. Luckily, since it sometimes wanders into THIS ARE SRS BOOK territory.

I painted and played LOTRO with [livejournal.com profile] astillac and [livejournal.com profile] caitirin all day, and it was absolutely wonderful, and now I fall into bed!
elaby: (Holmes and Lestrade - Handshake)
I got this from [livejournal.com profile] elina_elsu :D Apparently it's a variation of a game where you find Hitler's Wikipedia page? I like this version much better!

The Internet proudly presents: The Find Sherlock Holmes game!!
1) Go to Wikipedia.
2) Click Random Article (on the left navigation bar)
3) From there, only using links in articles, navigate yourself to Holmes's page
4) Post your path here.

I wrote 1,000 words of my Nano and then let myself do this as a reward.

Random Article: Dysart Woods (a forest in Ohio, USA)
--> Old growth forest
--> Ancient woodland
--> Queen's Wood
--> Charing Cross railway station
--> Bakerloo line
--> Baker Street
--> Sherlock Holmes

Okay, back to writing.
elaby: (Default)
Hey, I found a meme that I completed all but a sentence of before November began and then forgot to post! *posts*

OMG, I never do memes anymore. But this is an informative one! Gacked (or ganked, or Gackt) from [livejournal.com profile] coastal_spirit.

1. My username is elaby because I yoinked it from Katharine Briggs's A Dictionary of Fairies. They had a copy of it at the library in one town over from where I grew up, and I used to clamber into a window that was only sort of sit-in-able and read it over and over. "Elaby" was just listed as "a fairy name" that you could presumably use, like Rumplestiltzkin, to gain power over a fairy. I just thought it was pretty, and my e-mail is elaby_moon (yoinked, similarly, from Sailor Moon, because I am a dweeb). The LJ username was a shortening of that and it stuck.
2. My journal is titled Elaby's LiveJournal because I call it like it is, I suppose ^^;; That one's very boring.
3. My subtitle is 57 Academics because of Doctor Who XD There's an episode where the Doctor and Martha go back to the 1500s and meet Shakespeare, and at one point Shakespeare leers at the Doctor and makes a suggestive comment about flirting with him later, and the Doctor says "Fifty-seven academics just punched the air." And I was one of them. \o/ [livejournal.com profile] _melisande_ showed me the episode on purpose because she knew I would love that line!
4. My friends page is called "Goodbye and Hello, As Usual" because it's the last line of the first Amber series, by Roger Zelazny. Reading that line gives me goosebumps every time. It's such a Corwin line, and Corwin is a hard-boiled detective cleverly disguised as a power-hungry prince of a fantasy world. It used to be "You won't see me comin..." which was a line from the Gankutsuou ending song I had stuck in my head one day.
5. My default userpic is Anthy from Utena, with a wing from CLAMP's manga Clover, and background traily flowers from the old-school yaoi Kaze to Ki no Uta. It's my default because I made it and I think it placed in an icon contest, and it's all purply-blue, and Anthy is special to me in all kinds of ways that would require a whole lot of text to explain. Maybe I'll try someday :D

Fantabulous day off = word count met AND time to actually watch TV this evening! Starsky & Hutch it is XD
elaby: (Holmes and Watson - L&S hand grab)
I got this meme from [livejournal.com profile] janeturenne, and she asked me about some quite wonderful things :)

Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.

Cut, because I tend to go on. I discuss Holmesslash, but since I just talk about my definition of the term and about the fandom, it's safe for non-slashers.

hands )

Shakespeare )

dreams/nightmares )

research )

Holmesslash )
elaby: (Watson - Happy Solomin Watson)
[livejournal.com profile] caitirin did this meme the other day with Konata and Kagami and it was awesomesauce, so I'm trying my hand at ten-word Holmes, er, thingies. I wouldn't dare to call them stories.

Rules: Take the major fanfic categories and write something for each using ten or fewer words.

I used ten for all of them, and it was painful. I'm particularly skeptical about the first one, but I was done and didn't want to think about it anymore.

Fandom: Sherlock Holmes, Holmes/Watson (some of them are slashy, but it's all innuendo, so I'm not sure what to rate it.)

Ten words is not terribly many, I find. )
elaby: (Fuyume - Blue)
Because I requested from [livejournal.com profile] janeturenne and [livejournal.com profile] elina_elsu, the first ten commenters get drabbles or drawbles from me of whoever you want. Please request somebody, or something, or a prompt! I have a hard time thinking of anything otherwise XD I'll do all the usual suspects (Holmes, Shakespeare, Utena, Sailor Moon, any fandoms you know I'm in) or original characters.

<3 I love my f'list madly. Have I told you guys that lately?
elaby: (Rochester)
Stolen from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] redpiratemel :) I never get sick of this meme!

1. Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
2. Turn to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LiveJournal.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

"No, for it was followed by a protestation of innocence."

Seriously, this is going to surprise no one, but The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes was the closest book to me. The quote is from "The Boscombe Valley Mystery." It was a Christmas gift from [livejournal.com profile] _melisande_ who really is my dealer in all things awesome :3 It's illustrated with the Paget drawings, and is a reprint of the original Strand publication, so it's got all the font and spellings (Llama! XD) and formatting from the original magazine. Bweeeeee.
elaby: (Gackt - alone)
Icons da yo!

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite

HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 96
OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 195. Must upload more, good god!
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: Nope. I can't fill what I have ^^;;
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: Uhm... I like anime and Sherlock Holmes?
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Utena (19 of them!)
AND THE SECOND MOST: Sailor Moon with 9 (Holmes comes in third with 8).
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Holmes and Watson.
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: I think more are than not, but I have a lot of mine.
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: I do!
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: I think so :3 The textless ones more so than the ones with text.
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Cute ^_^ If they're smooth.

DO THE MEME.
Coding can be found here
elaby: (Anthy - western sky)
Well, I've asked for drabbles, so I'm posting this :) I'm delighted to.

The first 5 people to comment on this post get to request a drabble from me. In return, you have to post this meme in your journal. Post all fandoms you're willing to write for. A prompt would be lovely!

Fandoms: Original characters, Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, Firefly, Utena, Sailor Moon... suggest an anime or a literary thing and I'll probably do it :)

I have the day off tomorrow! So does [livejournal.com profile] caitirin! I am SO HAPPY. We just decided to take the day off.

Song meme

Sep. 28th, 2008 01:33 pm
elaby: (Mirai - Luka Art)
Caught from [livejournal.com profile] dibsy. I haven't done this one in forever!

- Put your music player on random.
- Post the first line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.*
- Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
- Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.
- Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

*I'm skipping instrumentals, radio plays, and anything in Japanese that I think would be too far out for anyone on my f'list to recognize. This is why I'm doing only 15 - the majority of my stuff is in Japanese or instrumental ¬_¬

Lyrics ahoy! )
elaby: (Utena - red dress)
OMG, it's not Holmes-related! SHOCK.

Significant Other Survey!

Meeeeme )
elaby: (Crawford - blood)
I'm doing [livejournal.com profile] caitirin's anime opener meme! XD

1. Pick your top ten Anime openings
2. Find them on Youtube.
3. Post them in your LJ! Bonus points for saying why you like them and picking runners up.

Note: I'm doing my "top ten anime openings that aren't on Caitirin's list" XD Because she picked a lot of my favorites, strangely enough! Hee n_n

1. Tenshi ni Narumon (da mon!) - OMG Noelle is the cutest thing in the whole wide world T_T The actual version of this matches the animation even closer with the music.



Moar! )
elaby: (Rei - Eyes)
[livejournal.com profile] coastal_spirit asked me to post this meme :3 And she challenged me to do Ouran and Fruits Basket! And also to Kenshin and Utena.

Name a fandom, and I'll tell you my:

One True Pairing Ship
Canon Ship
"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship
"You are one sick bastard" Ship
"I dabble a little" Ship
"It's like a car crash" Ship
"Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship
"Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not" Ship
"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship

Ouran and Fruits Basket )

Kenshin and Utena )

I feel less dizzy today :) I'm now only dizzy when I turn right, as opposed to randomly feeling like I'm on an elevator. Improvement, yay!

OMG I HAVE MAJOR BUG BITES AIEEEE. I took a nice LUSHy bath and Caitirin put calamine lotion on me.

Tomorrow is Lammas. There will be bread!
elaby: (Michiru - Lipstick lesbian)
Nostaaaalgia! And for extra fun, if there are songs I associated with characters (dorkily or not) I'll note it.

Stolen from several cool people on my f'list :) *wants to see [livejournal.com profile] coastal_spirit do it*

- Go to musicoutfitters.com
- Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
- Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorites. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember/care about.


1. Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink
2. Fallin', Alicia Keys
3. I'm Real, Jennifer Lopez
4. Family Affair, Mary J. Blige
5. Butterfly, Crazy Town - Lady Une. DON'T ASK.

Moar! )

Wow, that was an exercise in how out of touch I was! *laughs*

Edit: Holy crap, people actually DO come into Caitirin's library and say "I need a book." *Caitirin looks at them expectantly. "...It's green."
elaby: (PB - Rugen and Humperdinck)
Book meme :3

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Hooge meme! )
elaby: (Shakespeare - angst)
Happy Ostara Eve! [livejournal.com profile] caitirin and I dyed eggs tonight ^____^

Boldy underliney Shakespeare meme )

[edit: I need an "I [heart] Marlovian angst" icon! Except that it's not really the Marlovian angst that I [heart] about his plays. It's the Marlovian, um... badassery.]

Meeeeme

Mar. 16th, 2008 08:41 pm
elaby: (Anthy - gone)
Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] scaree!

1. I am a lazy non-tagger! I tag whoever wants to fill out this meme ^_^

2. What is your most guilty pleasure? If we're talking food, it probably depends on how recently I've had it before. As a rule, Chipotle's burritos. At this moment, Tagalongs. Girl Scout Cookie season is a killer!

Twenty questions! )

[livejournal.com profile] caitirin LICKED me! Guess I should pay attention to her :)
elaby: (Manuscript - girls kissing)
Elaby: *taking an online quiz with "unique" as one of the options*
Caitirin: How do you catch a strange rabbit?
Elaby: ...?
Caitirin: *repeats herself*
Elaby: Why is it strange?
Caitirin: It just is.
Elaby: ... Well... you take a box, and you put a carrot in it, and a stick with a string, and prop the box up and wait until the bunny hops inside and then you pull the string and the box falls and catches the rabbit.
Caitirin: ... Unique up on it! *GRIN!* (hint - Say it out loud.)
Elaby: ... *facepalm*

Caitirin: This should so be an LJ post.
Elaby: Yeah! *goes to post*
Caitirin: How do you catch a tame rabbit?
Elaby: *knows this game* I dunno, how?
Caitirin: Tame way, unique up on it! *gales of laughter!*
Elaby: *facepalm the second*

My wife is the best wife EVER.

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