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IY Drabble - Enjoying the Rain
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Title: Enjoying the Rain
Author: lemontreeleaves
Community: fandomwords100
Fandom: Inuyasha
Characters/Pairing: Rin
Rating: G/K
Challenge: #39: Rain
Bonuses: Droplets, Windy, and Splash
Word Count: 100
Summary: Even when she was sick, she could appreciate the rain.

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I sat down with a monster last night to work on this essay (which is due tonight).  Instead I played on Tumblr, wrote a fanfic, and re-explored Livejournal.  When I got home at 12:30 I did more research only to decide to change my topic.

I love art history, and I enjoy writing papers.  Why do I keep procrastinating?  Now I've done some more research into the topic I chose (a comparison essay of Picasso's Guernica and Daumier's Rue Transnain) and I'm actually fully interested.  I didn't like either of them at first, but reading about them and looking at them more closer really aids in appreciating them both.

Honoré Daumier’s Rue Transnonain

Pablo Picasso's Guernica


Haven't listened to this song in a loooong time
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March 18. (drabbly-thing). Dear Stranger
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18. something was dead in each of us

Lay down to sleep, stranger and know that I could love you.

Say what you need to say aloud, and when your tears have finished falling, confess aloud that you are beautiful, that you are talented, that something about you is so incredibly full of goodness that I saw it from across the street.  Shhhh, quiet now, be at peace.  I know that a part of you has died; it's gone in me as well.  My self confidence withered and died without much reason.  No one broke it, shot me down, or hurt me intentionally ((save that one stranger yelling from a window on the fourth story of a dark building)).

I don't know who broke you, but I can promise you this; If you look and the mirror and say the words aloud, that piece that you thought was dead will begin to grow again.  And when you no longer need to remind yourself that you are worthy of love, my words won't be important anymore, but I will still remember you.

We connected for a moment, stranger, on the sidewalk in the rain.  You may not have seen my eyes on your hunched back, but I promise they were there.  Don't be afraid to live stranger, and don't be ashamed for loving yourself the way that I could love you.
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Thoughts on the Amnesia Anime *spoiler alert*
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I have two episodes of Amnesia left.  It's a short series and it's based on an otome game, so I didn't have very high expectations of it, but I must say that I am disappointed in the way that it has been going.

I was attracted to it by the character designs.  They are so fucking pretty.  Like, nothing that a normal person would actually wear but everything goes together so well and they're all so unique and cool, and I'm really impressed with them.

The story is about a girl who wakes up one morning with amnesia.  She has no idea who she is or who she can trust, and stumbles through her week with the help of a spirit named Orion.  The ghost has somehow gotten himself tangled up with her soul, thus throwing her life out of order.  Orion helps to guide her through her life until an accident causes her to lose conciousness.  She awakens the next day with vague memories about her life, but little things are wrong. Her job is always the same and her status as a college student never changes, but her relationships change each time.  Within the first five episodes a pattern emerges:  She awakens with memories of the past x number of days only to find that the world has shifted and her diary entries have been reset back to August 1st.  She tries to equate what she knows from the last world with the one she has just found herself in, and feels out her relationships with the men in her life.  Then she dies, and the pattern is reset.  In other words, it is exactly what I had expected:  Simple and cute with nice art.  It tries to be deep without really succeeding.

The problem began early on in the series with antiquated views on the male/female dynamics of the relationships.  Now, I realize that Japan is different from Canada and I am in no way stating that we are superior, but when male characters who are supposed to be loved and trusted by the main woman among the cast say things like "I am a man, and I don't know if I can control myself," it makes me want to throw things and send the creator into a few women studies classes.  Of course, I'm somewhat used to hearing this bs from anime, but when the most 'trustworthy' and 'protective' guy drugs the girl and throws her into a cage for "her own protection," I get really, really upset.

That shit is not acceptable, regardless of how lovely the character design is.


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Does anyone feel up to a contest?
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Looking at my old fanfiction and laughing. 

Seriously you guys, I may not have known proper grammar rules or had access to spell check, but those fics were funny and educational.  To be honest, I almost feel like I've lost something.  Before there was any pressure to be a "good" writer and I was only doing what felt natural in terms of writing, my stuff was more enjoyable.  My ideas were more clearly communicated and it was easy to tell that I loved what I was writing.  I want to get back to that. 

So I propose a contest/challenge to get  Back to Basics!

Anyone else interested?  :)

Seasons Drabbles
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fandomwords100 drabbles January 2013 (SNOW)

  • sparkle
  • cold
  • shiver
  • wet
  • outside

The lord stepped carefully across the ice. Though the cold did not bother him, the night was wet with snow and watching her caress the ice so lovingly made him shiver. He looked down to his feet, sparkling with frost under the moonlight, and hummed, letting her know that he was there.

She spun to glare at him. For the first time since they had met, he saw something fierce and angry flash in her eyes, and watched helplessly as she stomped away from him, her footsteps leaving dangerous cracks that spread across the lake so desperate to swallow him.

- - -

“They say that you feel nothing,” he spoke in gentle tones, being very careful not to touched her so as to avoid being sucked under by her power again. “That you are ice. They have forgotten, I think, the truth of your birth; You are not the ice, you are the lake itself.”

“Your point?” she demanded, her voice flat.

“Even water that looks still is in constant motion; the current can not be stopped. They have failed to realize the extent to which you live.”

She had already turned away from him. “How foolish.”

- - -


Just thinking :)
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I'm kind of all over the place now.  Or rather, I'm all over the internet.  I don't even post most of my writing here anymore, and I only post little snippets of my life every now and again, and they're always dispersed between here, Deviantart, my two dreamwidth accounts, and Tumblr.

But I always come back to LJ. 
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The woman sitting across from you was once your age, and someday you will be hers.