said_scarlett: (Silent Hill Sims)
So, Nija gave me the prompt of 'L sets up his cameras in one of the hotels he and Naomi are staying for precautionary purposes and ends up witnessing some paranormal activity. Of course he has to investigate it.' And I ended up writing a ficlet on that premise! It's just a little snippet, really, but hey, I wrote something!

Title: At The Foot of the Bed
Fandom: Death Note
Characters: Naomi and L
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Author's Note: Just another ficlet form my AUverse!
Summary: Naomi didn't appreciate being woken up in the middle of the night, and certainly not to appease L's boredom. And trying to scare her with ghost stories was a low point, even in their naturally teasing relationship...

At The Foot of the Bed )
said_scarlett: (AbelxCain)
Bah, my stomach trouble seems to be back. It's been pretty good for the last month or so - a few upsets after dinner, but nothing monumental. But this morning I woke up feeling nauseas and spent a good ten minutes dry heaving. It passed, like it always does, but it's a pain in the ass.

And my legs are still being utter bastards. I indulged in fantasies of amputating them at the knee last night.

Anyway, enough about my crappy health!

I beat 0rigins yesterday! I honestly didn't think I was going to do it - not with half life, hardly any ammo and only one healing item. But somehow, Travis pulled through, as he always had before! I think there's something a little bit wrong when the boss battles are easier than the normal monsters running around on the street. The boss battles in 0rigins, while interesting (especially the Sanitarium boss and the Motel boss) weren't exactly...difficult or frightening. I didn't have any moments of 'ohshitohshit' or anything like that. In fact, the first motel battle ended up being a little bit laughable, as apparently someone doesn't know how to go around corners and spent most of the battle attempting to walk through a table.

But in all honesty, that is my single complaint about the game.

I don't understand the hate-on I've seen for 0rigins. I really don't. The design was beautiful, we had some neat new monsters, the plot was solid (if a little predictable for a SH game) the characters were good, the puzzles were good, the atmosphere was beautifully Silent Hill, and I know I'm not an expert when it comes to that particular storyline, but it didn't look like canon was buggered at all by the game. And I liked Travis. I still maintain he's the world's most backwards smoker - generally, smokers smoke when upset, stressed, angry or unhappy - but it was amusing nonetheless. I'm tempted to try some fic for it, but I have no idea what.

ChaCha is going well! I've got around 70$, which to me is a hell of a lot of money. And I'm terribly tempted to ChaCha my ass off until I can afford an Xbox.

In an effort to not feel like a total slug, I did myself up in Aristocrat today. I was going to do Lolita, but it's a tad cold for a knee skirt, even with socks. So I'm swathed comfortably in my long black ruffled skirt. I think I'll do some more decorating today.

Oh! [livejournal.com profile] summoneddestiny! Did you say you have a fax machine? I need to fax in my ID for my bank stuff.

I think I'll start my Oktoberfest fic today....
said_scarlett: (Damaged Jack)
Yesterday was pure hell as far as physical pain goes. I spent most of it on the couch, but when I did get up to use the bathroom or step out for a smoke, I needed my cane even just for that. I ended up mostly just laying on the couch making ungodly noises and watching movies that [livejournal.com profile] nijawial kindly put in and took out of the DVD player for me.

It started a couple of days ago, but it was just the normal 'grawr, annoying!' pain. But as it's getting colder, and the rain is coming once more, I'm in for the pain that comes from the cold season. That's the worst of the pains there is.

But at least before I was rendered an invalid, I had a great day! Went shopping at this great thrift store with [livejournal.com profile] nijawial, [livejournal.com profile] summoneddestiny and [livejournal.com profile] enigmablade! Got myself some cool jars and beakers and bottles, plus a beautiful blazer, some blouses, a gorgeous faux fur vintage coat and a sword.

Yes, a sword. It was only 16 dollars, and it has a lovely hilt and scabbard, and I know people who can easily clean up the blade. And the colors make it perfect for my Citan cosplay.

Then we headed to Pudge and Asti's for delicious om noms and delightfully potent drinks - at least for me and [livejournal.com profile] enigmablade. Then the usual epic cracktastic fun was had, and we made our traditional drunken Wal*Mart run where we found more awesome decorations for cheap. And [livejournal.com profile] enigmablade and I had way too much fun in the Halloween aisle with the masks and the weapons.

But around that time the pain got unbearable and I started spasming and that was that. I retired to the couch as soon as we got home, and we played Mario Kart and watched some more Venture Bros, and then bid farewell to our friends.

Yesterday, as I mentioned, was spent on the couch. Watched The Omen - the remake, which was wonderfully done - watched Secondhand Lions - not one of my horror lineup, but Nija recommended it as just a damn good movie, and I quite enjoyed it - and then Riding the Bullet. Which...I don't know. Generally Mick Garris is something of a God when it comes to Stephen King adaptations. He has a knack of keeping the feel and atmosphere, even when changes are necessary. Riding the Bullet? Reminded me at first of a quirky 80s John Cusack movie, and then just a generic scare flick. The scenes in the car with Staub were well done and followed the original, and the acting was good, but.... I don't know. It was like two different movies shoved into one and next to none of it had that Stephen King feel. After that it was America's Ten Top Haunted attractions, and we've decided to save up for a trip to Texas and Thrillvania next year!

My back still hurts - as well as my hips and legs - but it's bearable and I'm mobile.

Oh, and last but not least, Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] lacidiana! I hope you have a good one!
said_scarlett: (Silent Damned)
Started decorating in earnest today! There's a small graveyard by the walkway, spiderwebs on the windows, a large jar of embalming fluid on the desk - that is covered with a white sheet for proper lab look - caution tape everywhere and a skeleton currently hanging in the window. He'll be moved to a tree later.

We're heading out later with [livejournal.com profile] summoneddestiny to hit up thrift shops and the like, and hopefully we can find some good lab like crap and what we need for our costumes.

I wish I had more money, because we came across a gorgeous wooden Victorian wheelchair in a local thrift store, but it was a hundred dollars. I'd love to get my hands on that.

Still need to fax in info for my ChaCha payments. And I don't know who Amanda is, or if she sucks dicks or not, go away.

A happy belated birthday to [livejournal.com profile] damned! And a huge thank you to all who gave gifts of paid time and certificates! You guys rock!

I need to figure out something for Oktoberfest. Citan wants his proper clothes back!

We watched IT and Room 1408 last night! 2 down, 98 to go!

I'm insanely tired for some reason today. Perhaps I should mosey on over to Sonic for a delicious coffee drink....

Go Team Venture!
said_scarlett: (Default)
Good god, I am so ridiculously uninspired right now, it isn't even funny. I don't know what it is, but I cannot write. I keep trying to and I just draw a blank. I can't even work on the damn meme, my creativity is so sapped. Maybe it's just Friday, or something. Maybe I've ODed on horror. I have been watching a crapton of X-Files all week, and listening to horror game OSTs. But I am doing so for inspiration! And yet I am as dry as the Sahara. Go figure.

Ah well. Maybe I'll just do what some folks have been doing, and repost a bunch of my old Halloween stuff.

You know what? That's exactly what I'll do.

Halloween Fic From Days Gone By

The Island of Kulshedra: FMA, Hohenhiem-centric, pulp-fiction homage, PG-13. Hohenheim had only wanted a small trip to the Eastern Islands, to put some distance between himself and problems at home. But a sudden storm plunges him into a nightmare the likes of which the alchemist had never imagined...

Flesh for Flesh, Bone for Bone, And The Devil Held Sway Over All: FMA, Hohenhiem and Family centric, R. There was a time when alchemy was an arcane process, with little to do with science. Hohenheim still clung to those old ways. The old traditions, the old rituals, the old holy days...

The Truth of Alchemy: FMA/Lovecraft, PG-13, Hohenheim-centric. It began with the discovery of a strange German text in the library at Miskatonic University. From there, Professor Hohenheim Elric embarks upon a journey of unspeakable horror as he delves further into the truth behind the power of Alchemy and seeks a way to return his son home.

Old Magic On a Moonless Night: HP, Severus/Remus, school era, NC-17, costumes, sex magic. Severus has a special way to celebrate All Hallow's Eve. (RP inspired)

The Graveyard Dare: HP, Remus/Severus, ghost stories, school era, PG-13. Remus ends up spending the night in a haunted cemetery on a dare.

Potter Ruined Everything: HP, James/Lily, Snape/Lily, Snape/James. Halloween, public sex, voyeurism, NC-17. Severus follows James and Lily when they slip away from the Halloween Feast and catches them in a passionate embrace.
said_scarlett: (Autumn)
Okay people.

It's October 1st. No more saying it's too early for Halloween stuff. ;)

IT IS TERROR MONTH!

For people who don't know, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love it. I love everything about it. I love the history, I love the commercialization, I love the traditions, I love the food, I love the costumes, the haunted houses, the corn mazes, the pumpkining, and I love the fact that horror is everywhere.

And now that it is officially Terror Month, be prepared for horror themed fics, reviews, etc.

And... yeah, I need a Halloween icon. As adorable as Tenma-chan is, just doesn't cut it for Hallowwn. I could use last year's Renge icon, but that doesn't fit my layout. And much as I love Halloween, I am not changing my layout again. I like my L and Naomi layout.

Anyone wanna make me a pic of like.... L as a vampire or zombie or something? Or with a pumpkin. Misa in a witch hat! Anything! SOMETHING HALLOWEEN THEMED!

I've got over 2,000 words on my [livejournal.com profile] all_hallows_fic project. It's actually going good now, even though I realized I didn't think it through far enough. Because, uh, how exactly do two normal human detectives beat a Lovecraftian horror from beyond the stars? Yeah. Though discussing it in chat led to visions of Light standing there, Death Note in hand, facing down a terror from the deep and going 'Uh...guys....? How do you spell 'Hziulquoigmnzhah'?!?!?'

Still waiting for my assignment from [livejournal.com profile] obscurefandom.

And... I need to clean and do laundry. As I was woken up at 8 AM and reminded that I'm leaving in a few days and the bathroom needs cleaning. Mmm, subtle hint.
said_scarlett: (Sins of the father)
I have discovered why I am having so much trouble with my [livejournal.com profile] all_hallows_fic. There's no explaining why L and Naomi are working together on this case. And I know how they ended up working together like this, and why Watari doesn't seem to exist and all this other stuff. But that is a fic unto itself. Which I have to write first.

And I wasn't ever going to write the idea out, but [livejournal.com profile] nijawial and I were discussing theories, and she had some of the same ones as me, and now this just needs to be written.

Moving on, because I'm sure a vast number of you are sick to death of me babbling about my fics....

I jammed my sewing machine. Thread got caught in the shuttle, whatever. I cleaned the shuttle, and...unthreaded the damn bobbin by accident. Now I have to wait for my mother to get home to help me with re-threading it.

I've got two dolls drying right now. One of them I had to scrub the shellac crap out of her hair before washing it. I hate the newer cheap Barbie dolls because of that. But then I washed it out and brushed it and it does look much better already. Now she's drying before I style and paint.

I need to burn CDs today. Some CDs for friends, and then some CDs for in my work room. And thanks to everyone who's given me music, I've got an awesome creepy selection now! :D Huzzah Halloween!
said_scarlett: (Sins of the father)
I guess it is. Usually I've been posting Halloween themed stuff for weeks in advance, but this month turned out, well, crappy as people know. The Halloween spirit has not come to me as it usually does. But I did carve a pumpkin yesterday and I'm dressed up - apparently as a pirate, since that's what people keep identifying me as - and I do have some meager Halloween offerings for you all.


Title: Flesh for Flesh, Bone for Bone, And The Devil Held Sway Over All
Author: [livejournal.com profile] theladyfeylene
Pairing: N/A
Characters: Hohenheim and Dante
Spoilers: Full series
Rating: R for imagery
Word Count: 1753
Summary: There was a time when alchemy was an arcane process, with little to do with science. Hohenheim still clung to those old ways. The old traditions, the old rituals, the old holy days...

Flesh For Flesh, Bone For Bone, And The Devil Held Sway Over All )


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