I may be going to Egypt during the summer of 2013 to go on an archaeological dig, all expenses paid. If I get to go, I'll be cataloguing artifacts and drawing them for the dig's records. I want to find a baby hippo amulet!

Also, I found a word counter. (Thanks [livejournal.com profile] shakensilence!)



0 / 50000 words. 0% done!

It's a sad word counter... because it has no words to count yet. *has a sad*
I haven't had a chance to read A Song of Fire and Ice yet. I bought it, and I hope that the end of the semester will finally give me time to read it. I have a question that came to mind today while I was doing a bit of writing... Do the people of Westeros have names for the days of the week? If so, what are they?

It seems like George R. R. Martin has done a very good job of world-building (I watched the clip about the religions of GOT on YouTube and was very impressed-- Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] shipperx, for linking it a while back!), and I just started thinking about what it takes to build a world from the ground up. I pondered J. R. R. Tolkien for a while too. How do you even name things? How do the people of that world mark the hours? What do they call the months of the year? Do they even have a twelve month cycle? It's astoundingly complex to even begin to try to do. I think sometimes it's easier, in a way, to base things in a half-normal reality setting, like J. K. Rowling or C. S. Lewis. As I was taking a few moments to write in-between my office hours and class, I began to realize that I wish I could be one of these initial-s'appeler'd fantasy writers. I need better initials first... or, you know, actually write something fit for publication. XD
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Apr. 4th, 2012 02:18 pm)
Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip for the adorable dragon doodad for my profile. His name is Garlic. XD

In other news, this exchange (from the Cinema Snob's movie VLog) today sent me rolling in the floor with laughter:

Jake: Apparently, my car is not good enough for Gene!
Spoony: It smells like Ding-Dongs and Hardee's!
Jake: McDonalds, sir! McDonalds! How dare you! Hardee's is a rich man's fast food!
I've been rewatching BtVS episodes in French to help me in my language class, but... My God, was the final scene in "Wrecked" the most out-of-place thing ever? I don't know why it never bothered me so much before, but Buffy, sitting on her bed surrounded by garlic and clutching a cross to her chest, just seems utterly ridiculous. If she was that worried about Spike descending into her bedroom like a ghoul, I would have been holding a SuperSoaker filled with holy water and a crossbow (given the fact that de-inviting him would be out of the question with Willow going through the magicks withdrawal). And when have any of the shows vampires really been afraid of garlic anyway? Spike eats pub food; there's bound to be garlic in that. I sorta want to know what would have happened if he had come by...

Spike: "Hey, Buffy, are you trying to make your bedroom smell like the Olive Garden? I love that place. It's like eating in the kitchen of a delightful Italian stereotype. If you want to go, I've got coupons clipped fresh from the PennySaver-"

Buffy: "Go away! Can't you see that I'm trying to keep you away from my vagina?!"

Spike: "Oh, God, is there garlic in there too?"
No, this isn't a thesis on the ecumenical politics of the Whedonverse... I just wanted to leave you with this...



Enjoy.
I'm pissed off at Spike. Like really pissed off. *glares at said fictional vampire*

The Most Horrible Fictional Conversation Ever! Spoilers for S9. )

Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...

Slytherin

42% Ravenclaw, 42% Hufflepuff, 62% Slytherin and 49% Gryffindor!

fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Aug. 7th, 2011 04:34 pm)
I thought about making a few Rage Comics for Memebase/ICanHasCheezburger featuring some vampires. I just made 1.5 today. It's silly, but it makes me happy. I've gotta remember my password to Memebase before I can post it... I'm not even sure if this is funny to anyone but me... :D

Preview:



Fandoms: BtVS/Ats, Vampire Chronicles, and True Blood... Plus one that's not my fandom. I can't believe I had to save a picture of it to make this bonus meme. *goes to scrub my hard-drive*

Click Here for Full-Sized Version Plus Bonus Sequel Meme. )

ETA: Sorry about the pics not showing up. Photobucket is giving me fits.
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Aug. 6th, 2011 01:15 pm)
It's Saturday, and I am bored! I spent the last few days worrying about Graduate school and signing my friends up for Pottermore (since I'm the only one who doesn't have a job and is home all day... and also because I'm nerdy enough to know all the answers to the clues).

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral, and I gakked it from [livejournal.com profile] eilowyn. :D

Give me a show and I will tell you:
The first character I fell in love with:
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
The character everyone else loves that I don't:
The character I love that everyone else hates:
The character I used to love but don't any longer:
The character I would shag anytime:
The character I'd want to be like:
The character I'd slap:
My five favorite characters:
My five least favorite characters:
My deep dark fandom secret:
It's another "2AM and Fender Has Had Too Much Caffeine!" post about the Dark Horse comics.

First off, this post is not meant to offend anyone. I just noticed a topic of conversation and felt the need to point out some stylistic choices surrounding that topic of conversation about the new Jane E. Spike web-comic. Mostly I did it to sate my own curiosity to see if my remembrance of the artwork from the series was correct and to see if I could visually prove what was rattling around in my head... In the end, I make my own fun, so please no one hit me with virtual hammers or anything.

Question: Cut for spoilers )

You see, I notice the art... a lot. Like more than I should. When I first saw that panel, I did not think anyone was crying. Why, you may ask? Because that person does not have "Jeanty Tears." What are "Jeanty Tears?" They are the big fat greasy-looking glycerine tears that Jeanty draws a good 98% of the time (the colouring is not his fault). There is a lot of crying going on in Season Eight. A lot. So once again let's have some fun comparisons!

Here there be spoilers for all of Season Eight, just in case.

Warning: Extremely Image Heavy. )
For my own purposes, completely out of my own curiosity, I wanted to take a quick look at how Spike's been portrayed in comics, using only titles in which he is the titular character because we'd have to get waaaaay too much into how other characters are portrayed otherwise. Honestly, between all of S8 and the Armstrong-Willingham arcs, there would be too much to say. On the chopping block, we have...

In this corner, we have... )

ETA: Excuse any spelling errors. I am very tired. XD

ETA: Thanks to Double Duchess for reminding me of an online comic and another vignette that I missed! :D
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Jul. 26th, 2011 02:39 am)
GUMMY!



I'm going to have to make a My Little Pony tag.
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Jul. 26th, 2011 02:39 am)
GUMMY!



I'm going to have to make a My Little Pony tag.
It's no secret that I hate updating 70s/80s cartoon characters . From Rainbow Brite to Strawberry Shortcake to Care Bears to My Little Ponies, toy companies have been updating their designs like mad in the past decade. I even made a post with image comparisons to express my rage a while back. My Little Ponies have definitely seen some bad days and some badder days. However, their latest incarnation- MLP: Friendship is Magic- is actually adorable. It's obviously made by people who enjoyed the original 80s cartoons and movies. Plus, they have somehow managed to make a toy/TV series that not only appeals to females but to males as well. Believe it or not, Hasbro finally bridged the gender gap with a show... probably completely by accident. MLPs were created to be the "girl" toys to the "boy" toys to the Transformers in the 80s. I played with both, but forever I was reminded that MLPs were only "girl" toys. Now, there are BRONIES (portmanteau of "bro" and "ponies"), male fans of MLP: FIM usually between the ages of 16-32.

The creators of the show are Internet junkies and nerds. An example, in the original MLP show in the 80s, there was a baby dragon named Spike (he was voiced by the same guy who did Buster Bunny and the Crypt Keeper's voices). In the new show, Spike has been included in the cast again... only now he sometimes gets tormented by a male baby bunny named Angel. XD Now, it's unconfirmed if this was done because of vampiric Spike and Angel, but I like to think that it was. :D

Here's a confirmed example. This is Doctor Whooves. That is literally one of his official names. He has spiky David Tennant hair and his "cutie mark" is a timey wimey hourglass.



Here is a fan animation of Dr. Whooves giving a message to Martha about pears.

Another fan animation: Allons-y!
It's no secret that I hate updating 70s/80s cartoon characters . From Rainbow Brite to Strawberry Shortcake to Care Bears to My Little Ponies, toy companies have been updating their designs like mad in the past decade. I even made a post with image comparisons to express my rage a while back. My Little Ponies have definitely seen some bad days and some badder days. However, their latest incarnation- MLP: Friendship is Magic- is actually adorable. It's obviously made by people who enjoyed the original 80s cartoons and movies. Plus, they have somehow managed to make a toy/TV series that not only appeals to females but to males as well. Believe it or not, Hasbro finally bridged the gender gap with a show... probably completely by accident. MLPs were created to be the "girl" toys to the "boy" toys to the Transformers in the 80s. I played with both, but forever I was reminded that MLPs were only "girl" toys. Now, there are BRONIES (portmanteau of "bro" and "ponies"), male fans of MLP: FIM usually between the ages of 16-32.

The creators of the show are Internet junkies and nerds. An example, in the original MLP show in the 80s, there was a baby dragon named Spike (he was voiced by the same guy who did Buster Bunny and the Crypt Keeper's voices). In the new show, Spike has been included in the cast again... only now he sometimes gets tormented by a male baby bunny named Angel. XD Now, it's unconfirmed if this was done because of vampiric Spike and Angel, but I like to think that it was. :D

Here's a confirmed example. This is Doctor Whooves. That is literally one of his official names. He has spiky David Tennant hair and his "cutie mark" is a timey wimey hourglass.



Here is a fan animation of Dr. Whooves giving a message to Martha about pears.

Another fan animation: Allons-y!
Via Regretsy.com: "Haunted Gay Homosexual Vampire Ring."

"This ring holds the very powerful and rare Homosexual Vampire Love spell. This Vampire ring has the ability to attract gay men to you in love and sex. Other homosexual men will know that you are not only Looking for love and sex but they will be drawn to you. They will see you as one of the sexiest men on the planet. They will not be able to resist you. Some men will not only be drawn to you but seem to be almost in a trance like state. They will be more then willing to obey your every command. This ring is so powerful it has even converted several straight men in the past.

Warning
This ring not only will attract men but Vampires as well. Most Vampires are homosexual and the spell will work the same on them. I will not be responsible for any unwanted Vampire encounters. I will not be responsible for any harm that may come to the one that wears this ring.


$39 for gay male vampire powers? Hmm...
Via Regretsy.com: "Haunted Gay Homosexual Vampire Ring."

"This ring holds the very powerful and rare Homosexual Vampire Love spell. This Vampire ring has the ability to attract gay men to you in love and sex. Other homosexual men will know that you are not only Looking for love and sex but they will be drawn to you. They will see you as one of the sexiest men on the planet. They will not be able to resist you. Some men will not only be drawn to you but seem to be almost in a trance like state. They will be more then willing to obey your every command. This ring is so powerful it has even converted several straight men in the past.

Warning
This ring not only will attract men but Vampires as well. Most Vampires are homosexual and the spell will work the same on them. I will not be responsible for any unwanted Vampire encounters. I will not be responsible for any harm that may come to the one that wears this ring.


$39 for gay male vampire powers? Hmm...
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