nightfox: (Colin WtF)
Something someone wrote in a video summary brought a thought to my head that made me sick to my stomach. (Well, I already was sick to my stomach, have been all day, this just made it worse.)

When interviewed, the J's have kind of blown off the magical reveal. That irritated quite a few of us fans. They've also now revealed that they are going to do a pretty big jump in time between Series/Season 4 and 5 (if Mordred's apparent age is any indication it's going to be a hell of a leap forward).

What if those muthafucka's do the magical reveal off-screen sometime in the years between Season 4 & 5? What if we NEVER get to see it at all?

*screeches and tears out a few handfuls of hair just thinking about it*

They CAN'T do that to us...can they?

Not a nice thought at 3:30am.

Apologies

Mar. 22nd, 2012 07:59 am
nightfox: (Merlin Sleeping)
Hello my beloved FList! I want to apologize for being MIA so badly lately. I'm still struggling with sleeping 18-22 hours a day from all the drugs. What time I do manage to stay awake is being dedicated toward finishing my [livejournal.com profile] merlin_canon fic. I've managed a few responses to your entries here and there when I can feel that I am only gonna be awake for like 20 minutes before I fall back asleep. Yeah, it's that bad and I can tell each time I wake whether it's gonna be a brief bit of wakefulness or the rarer long one.

So, please forgive me but as my inbox now has over 300 unanswered messages (and that's after I cull the spam, adverts and emails I know I won't bother with each day) there is a damn good chance I won't get to read any of your newest stories or posts with your latest news. I haven't lost interest, I'm just losing time!

I tend to have a massively guilty conscience about things like that. I love to be supportive of everyone so I feel the need to extend this apology to all of you on my friends list. I love you guys but I'm just not me right now. So, I am so very sorry for my absence. At this point, I don't know when I'll be back to my chatty self so please don't take it personally!
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The multifandom fest for fanfiction with dark themes has now opened prompt claiming.
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If ever there was a fest made for me, this one's it!
nightfox: (Merlin Ssn1)
I have watched Merlin on my Netflix countless times...literally countless. While I am there several times a week and have been for longer than I care to think about, I never really paid attention to the episode descriptions. Today I just happened to notice the synopsis for Series/Season 1 Episode 1 and it cracked me up!

The Dragon's Call
Merlin, a young good-looking country boy, arrives in the bustling, colorful city of Camelot and witnesses an execution.


Maybe I am just weird but the fact that they stress Merlin's looks over so much else that happened in the very first episode just made me laugh my ass off.

Maybe it's because the makers of the show seemed to go out of their way to make him look as unattractive as they possibly could? I mean, it never really worked but they sure as hell tried!

Still chuckling internally over this :D
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I don't normally inflict my issues on everyone else but I'm feeling so odd about the news I got today. For anyone who doesn't know I was involved in a rather terrible auto accident in Sept of 2009. As a result of the accident I sustained quite a few injuries but the worst damage was to my cervical spine. I've undergone several procedures to fix everything that was broken/injured. The last surgery, just over a year ago was a two level discectomy/laminectomy with spinal fusion. I had known at 6 mos post surgery that one of the fusions was still unstable but my MD was of the opinion it would continue to heal. Now it's safe to say it hasn't and isn't going to. So today I got to see the lovely gap where the donor bone they used failed to calcify and left me with an open area in the space where my disc used to be.

Needless to say, I've been in a lot of pain. I'm not sure whether or not I should be happy that I have to undergo the knife again. Finding out that my fusion didn't heal means that there is still hope to fix it and potentially reduce my pain because if he'd found today that it was healed that meant I would have had no hope of anything in my future but drugs drugs and more freakin drugs. On the other hand, it's more surgery on my spine and a more painful procedure at that. I can't say that makes me happy. Also I'd been hoping to go back to work at the end of the month and well, clearly that's not going to happen.

So here I sit, not quite sure how to feel about all this. Is it completely pathetic of me to just wish for it all to go away? I just want my life back.
nightfox: (DarkGirl)
I can't stop laughing! They just released the January Birthday Masterpost on [livejournal.com profile] merlin_gifts and as my birthday is at the end of the month, my post is at the bottom of the list. I read through everyone else's then came to mine.

*crickets chirp*

I look like the biggest Pervert that ever perved in fandom! I am laughing my butt off in embarrassment here. And blushing and realizing I am definitely a victim of my own tendency to share far too much information.

Oh well! It's not like it was a big secret or anything...

Seriously though, I feel like a prostitute who got the address for the bachelor party wrong and wound up at some kid's 5th birthday celebration instead...aaaaawkward!

OK, I am off to either drown myself in the toilet or stick my head in the oven. Decisions...
nightfox: (DarkGirl)
I will never, ever, ever again publish an actual WIP. What the hell did I get myself into? It's not my commitment to story that's an issue, it's the commitment of others that is wiggin me out. I never anticipated having the weight of other people's expectation hang over something I wrote. But here I am, seven chapters into a work and I know it's just going to piss people off when they finally get to the end.

I didn't mean for it to happen! I actually started this stupid thing off with totally different expectations of where the plot was going. It's morphed into something unrecognizable from it's starting point and as such, I can't in good conscience give it the happy ending I was going to originally pen. I unwittingly wrote my characters into a scenario of domestic abuse and I just can not, can not even in a fantasy setting, give lip-service to the idea that abusers change.They do NOT. Well, not without intense personal motivation, self-control and a lot of therapy. Therapy that just wasn't available in the 6th century. Sorry, can't do it. I like fantasy, hell I adore fantasy but I am not perpetuating the fantasy that after beating up a loved one, saying I'm sorry with lots of tears makes it all better. It's only better til the next time.

So, I have readers already begging me for a happy ending that I'm not going to give them and I now realize that this will probably piss off at least 80% of the people kind enough to give my scribbles their attention (& that's likely a conservative estimate). I have come to the conclusion that it's my fault for ever publishing something without having thought it through. It will not be happening again. From now on, anything I post will be finished at least in rough draft form. I'm not going through agonies of indecision and angst over my own damn plot lines again!

As my dear departed father used to say, "Live and learn, kid! Live and learn!"

I mean, this too shall pass, right?
nightfox: (DarkGirl)
I haven't played D&D since I was a kid but this was still pretty interesting...





What Dungeons and Dragons Character would You be?



I Am A: True Neutral Human Druid (6th Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-10

Dexterity-14

Constitution-11

Intelligence-17

Wisdom-15

Charisma-13










Alignment:
True Neutral A true neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn't feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most true neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he's not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some true neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.


Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.


Class:
Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

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Aliens. Why so extreme? Why is it that literature, film, television and even radio always depict them as either entirely benevolent visitors who want to be our friends or evil beings bent on our destruction or enslavement? Might we not bump into a species that is as self-absorbed and made of mixed intentions as the human race? I dunno, I just think that would be more interesting.

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