I prefer having my objections

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?


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Teyla
ileliberte
It's been so long since I posted that LJ didn't even give me one of those annoying "would you like to use your last draft" thingies. But I'm here now. Hi. School is hell, but in a kind of great way? Like, I really enjoy the new things I'm learning and also the things I'm being pushed to do, but also it is a LOT OF WORK. And I got back home at 11:45pm on Tuesday. So. Mixed emotions.

I keep trying to draw and get into new tv shows, but I keep losing the thread of everything because school gets in the way. I started Outlander, which was fascinating and fun and really, really pretty but I still haven't watched 108. But I'll get there. Before 2015. miss_porcupine got me into that one and is now trying to get me into Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, which also looks very cool (interesting women! female protagonist! Period clothing!) and that's on my list too. Someday, I will watch everything.

I did randomly watch a few episodes of How to Get Away with Murder though, and non-spoilery thoughts: The acting is freaking amazing, Viola Davis is amazing, the characters are waaaay more shades of gray than I usually enjoy in my media consumption but I'm still totally into them, and it's very exciting. So far, 3 episodes watched. We'll see how much further we get there...
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Fanart: Captain America, Gen...crack, idek
Teyla
ileliberte
I posted this on tumblr, just thought I'd share it here too. The fanart idea I came away with from Captain America: The Winter Soldier was apparently some bizarre version of Charlie’s Angels where Steve, Sam and Natasha are the Angels, Maria is Bosley and Nick Fury is, of course, Charlie. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Maleficent! Now watched!
Teyla
ileliberte
So it's been an age and a half since I last posted here D: But, I feel it's fitting that my last post was about how excited I was about Maleficent, and now this one's after I just watched it :D If you follow me on tumblr, it's mostly a repeat, but LJ is much more fun to discuss on.

Non-spoilery opinion: Had a blast, Angelina is perfect (<333), the movie was visually gorgeous and the wardrobe/makeup was fantastic, the plot was unexpected in a good way, the dude playing Maleficent’s magic raven is great and Elle Fanning is adorable.

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So, have any of you seen the movie? Thoughts?

I'm on summer break from my grad school classes now, so even though I'm still working full time, it feels like I have so much free time on my hand. I read a bunch of books and am visiting people right and left. Thank goodness for classes, because really, there's no way you could enjoy break as much if you didn't have things to take a break from!
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MALEFICENT! and also other things
Teyla
ileliberte
MALEFICENT! ANGELINA JOLIE! I CAN'T STOP CAPSLOCKING! MAY IS TOO FAR AWAY! Ok I'm done. But I am so excited!!!!

I bought Emilie and the Sky World by Martha Wells \o/

Watching a Korean drama that no one on any of my flists apparently watches is kind of a bummer, I'm so used to fannish discussions of shows on lj or tumblr. Also idk if that means anything to anyone reading this, but Song Chang Ui is awesome.

I've been neglecting my LJ, I'll post some more fanart here soon. TV-wise, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has stayed fun, still loving Teen Wolf, am afraid that HIMYM will top off a fun show with a crappy ending but still hopeful nevertheless, and watching bits and pieces of this and that. What's everyone's obsession at the moment?
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Catching up on entertainment
Teyla
ileliberte
Happy New Year everyone! I spent three weeks in India, and as always was both kind of sad to leave and happy to get back to my own place too. I wish India was a little bit closer to America, maybe just a 5 hour plane ride instead of a 19 hour one...

In TV news, the on-flight entertainment had the first three episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so I watched all three. I liked them, am mostly indifferent about Andy Samberg, but Melissa Fumero is really freaking adorable, and I like Andre Braugher's character a lot. I think this might be a watch-if-I-can show, unless it gets even better faster. What do you guys think? Also watched Pacific Rim and enjoyed it, though unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) do not feel fannish about it at all. But it was enjoyable.

Teen Wolf is making me happy because all the characters I really love are getting cool things to do and Scott and Stiles and Allison are just ♥ and the Scott/Stiles stuff is awesome so far. Some hiccups as always, but really, it's an hour well spent for me.

Am going through Martha Wells' Ile-Rien trilogy right now. I just realized I didn't read the first two books, but am mostly done with Wizard Hunters, and there have been no missing info issues so I'll just catch up with them later. I love Tremaine ♥ Also Florian and Ilias, but really, Tremaine ♥♥
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Stuff and stuff
Teyla
ileliberte
This year is going by so ridiculously fast. How have you guys been?

I haven't posted on here so long, it feels easier to just be lazily quick on tumblr. With my long commute from class now I've been reading a lot though. I reread Martha Wells' Raksura trilogy and it is just as awesome as it was on the first read. I'm sad it's over, I kinda want more. But I just bought City of Bones, don't know why I never picked it up before even though it was published in 2007! So far, so awesome.

The other thing I read recently was the Whitefire Crossing and it's sequel, The Tainted City, by Courtney Schaffer. I loved the first one, the second one was quite a bit more wobbly, some things that felt kind of repetitive and I wish there were more female characters who did things, but it was still an entertaining read and I'm definitely going to pick up the third one. Seems like it should be out relatively soon-ish.

What have you guys been reading? I want to add more things onto my kindle. And clearly, I enjoy fantasy :D But anything works, as long as it's not going to end depressingly. Also, do any of you follow Teen Wolf? I posted a few new things on my tumblr if you're interested :D
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Threadless submissions: Lion King!
Teyla
ileliberte


Hi guys! I've entered the Threadless Lion King design contest with these two pieces and voting ends in 4 days. There are some beautiful pieces there, but if you have an account there and would like to give me a bit of a boost, I'd be very grateful :)

Click here to vote on Wasn't Me | Click here to vote on Naptime
P.S: A 5 is good, a 1 is bad :P
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Real life etc.
Teyla
ileliberte
So, I am now a grad student. After many, many years of being adamant that I would never ever go to school again, I'm now doing a Masters. It's just two years and they're all evening classes so I can work and take classes, so it's not really disrupting life other than three days of the week being ridiculously long and me actually having to do HOMEWORK after years of being homework free.

(I also owe a bunch of people fanart, it's all super late, but it'll totally happen!)

On the other hand, this is like the coolest way to go to school, because all my classes are design related and relevant to both my work and fun times in a way.

Also, I am now working on an infographic about sharks, how many people get to say that about their classes? We were asked to pick two topics and research them for last class, mine were a roundup of Modern Art, and all about sharks. My instructor looked at my two topics and said "I don’t think I need to ask which one you’re choosing, right?" XD

This has been an update. *kisses*
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Art: SPN, Arms Wide Open, G
sam and dean
ileliberte
Here's my art for this year's spn_j2_bigbang. I did a few pieces for the lovely soserendipity's fic, Arms Wide Open. Go read it!

Title: Arms Wide Open
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: G

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Art: SPN, On the job, G
Teyla
ileliberte
A very very belated happy birthday to deirdre_c!
You asked for Sam's books, Dean's amulet and the Impala, so here you go!

Title: On the job
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: G
Characters: Sam and Dean

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In which I gush over The Heat
Teyla
ileliberte
Dear LJ,
You should go watch The Heat and help it make scads more money. Because I said so. Ok, no, because it's hilarious and awesome and I sat through the movie in a theatre that was trying really hard to emulate the name of the movie and I still did not walk out because it was so good.

Also, because it has two kickass lead characters who aren't just a female version of every generic buddy cop movie with guys in it but are female leads who are cops with the female part of it just important enough to be notable, but not so much that it's an Issue.

Also also, apart from one minor running joke and a couple of scenes that were just meh to nope, the writing was really, really fun and the acting was fabulous. I want Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock to just make tons more movies together now because they had chemistry up the wazoo. They can play anything, buddies, sisters, life partners, I'd go watch.

Also also also, the ending is great.
Yours truly,
Ileliberte

Fancy nails and fast cars
Teyla
ileliberte
My nails right now:


I am reading a ridiculous amount of Fast & the Furious fics and I think I've caught up to all the good AO3 updates. There's a lot of Dom/Brian and even some Mia/Brian, which I like, there isn't any Gisele/Han, which makes me really sad :( I want some Brian/Rome too. Or some giant gen fic. I've also been watching this video over and over.


I have no idea why I'm so obsessed with this ridiculous franchise, but I love them all. Except for movie 3, that one doesn't count.
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Art: Glee, In spite of all the darkness, Kurt/Blaine, G
Kurt and Blaine
ileliberte
Fandom: Glee
Rating: G
Characters: Kurt/Blaine
Art created for the 2013 round of kbl_reversebang. My author was the lovely Gablaar who wrote In spite of darkness (NC-17) It's thrilling and emotional and please make sure to read the warnings before you dive into the fic!


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Art: SGA, Dr. Who AU
Teyla
ileliberte
Happy Birthday, runpunkrun! You asked for John, Rodney and the TARDIS, so here you go :D

Fandom: SGA (Dr. Who crossover)
Rating: G
Characters: John, Rodney.

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Give me Iron Man recs please! And also nails
Teyla
ileliberte
Please link me to any and all Rhodey and Pepper and Tony fic, in any and all combinations from gen to any rating whatsoever, Iron Man 3 or earlier. Pleeease? :DDD

Random pointless post of nails:

I call this design “The Mosaic of Too Much Time on My Hands.”

Iron Man 3 :DDDD
Teyla
ileliberte
I just got back from watching Iron Man 3. No spoilers in the post (though there might be any in potential comments, fair warning) but right now I'm just all hearts in eyes at how much I loved almost everything. ♥_♥

Art: Catwoman!
Teyla
ileliberte
Happy Birthday, devildoll! Here's Eartha Kitt!Catwoman plus bonus cat :D


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Art: SGA, Teyla, Mucha-style redux
Teyla
ileliberte
Happy Birthday, Muccamukk! This is a few days late, but better late than never? :D

Fandom: SGA
Rating: G
Character: Teyla
My second attempt at putting Teyla into a Mucha-style picture. Second timer's luck?


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This and that and Sam's hair
Teyla
ileliberte
The best thing about pentapus gallivanting around the world is that I keep getting awesome postcards with ridiculously cute doodles. Lots of vicarious living going on.

A coworker of mine just made about 100K (I really do mean 100K) off of bitcoins. I'm trying to convince him that what he needs to do now with his earnings is bring us (read: me) fried chicken from this fantastic place that we both love, every day. I might be wearing him down yet *crosses fingers*

This is a post dedicated to Sam Winchester's flowing locks this season. That's some serious hair ♥ Goes well with this gigantic post on Dean's face

I can haz smartphone. Finally. Bless Virgin Mobile with its $35 plans. It's so pretty and shiny and cool :D Any apps people swear by for Android systems?
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I do other things too, I swear
Teyla
ileliberte
Hello LJ people,
I have entered yet another Threadless competition and today's the last day for voting, so if you are so inclined, you could vote for me here.
ETA: And voting's over, thanks!


I am currently entered into the Kurt/Blaine Reversebang (which I am not running this year and am therefor all free of responsibilities for), the SPN Bigbang which still seems like it's ages away, and...that's it. Any other fun art challenges going around lately?

Also, anyone watching How I Met Your Mother still?
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