ranger_i: (Red / Working)
I've actually done a lot of stuff lately, for someone who's supposed to be a college student, working on semester projects and whatnot. Mostly this is because I'm a procrastinator. And to be fair, I did a lot of it over spring break.

Arvin Sloane ([personal profile] crazyunclearvin) started us out with a six word story in [community profile] eclectic_muse, locked from Nadia ([personal profile] thelostdaughter). Most of the others weren't too thrilled to see him out and about, but he did get some comisseration from Marilyn Stark ([personal profile] captain_stark). It transpires that they hang out, and have villains' movie night.

Jack Bristow ([personal profile] spydad) started the inevitible snarking on Sloane's post. He also dropped a bombshell on his former friend.

Raymond Reddington ([personal profile] theskyisred) continued the snarking at Sloane with some threats and another reality check. He and Ethan Blakely bonded over hats and the crazy mean things their mun does to them. Ethan comforted Reddington while the mun wrote angsty fanfic about him. He met Alec Lightwood and the two talked muns and the Hotel California game. He ranted about his mun's ideas and said hi to his favorite FBI agent. He spoke with Matthew Calahan about the worst thing he'd done. (Red is still working on his list.) Matthew was concerned he was the guy with the hat from "Indiana Jones." Red tried to convince Tauriel that love is more than pain. Later they discussed the things he's hiding. The muns decided I need a chart to keep track of all of it. :)

Pansy Parkinson ([personal profile] purelypansy) Not to be outdone, Pansy joined the Sloane-snarking bandwagon.

Nadia Santos ([personal profile] thelostdaughter) responded to Sloane's six word story with one of her own, locked from him.

Penelope Clearwater-Moody ([profile] ravenauor) replied to Nadia, offering to do some damage to Sloane if he bothered her.

Minerva McGonagall ([personal profile] gryffinknight) likewise told Nadia she'd have her back.

Ethan Blakely ([personal profile] aurorblakely) made his DW debut with some concerns about how active his mun has been.

Alastor Moody ([personal profile] constant_vigil) shared Ethan's concerns. They decided to invite Reddington ([personal profile] theskyisred) to join their "it's always Thursday somewhere" poker game.

Marilyn Stark ([personal profile] captain_stark) and Ethan shared some sarcastic banter. Clearly these two are not friends.

Irina Derevko ([personal profile] irina_derevko) also shared Ethan's concerns, to a point. She introduced Moody and Ethan to Reddington.

Severus Snape ([profile] alchemstical), along with apparently everyone else, was concerned about Ethan's concerns. Snape and Ethan discussed the 'Rebellion' universe. Neither like it much.

Lilith Adler ([personal profile] slytherinauror) checked in, and, yes, agreed with Ethan. She was also thinking about selling her house.

Gilad Pellaeon ([personal profile] thelastadmiral) told Ethan he'd be more worried if canon hadn't already done most everything imaginable to him.

Roberta Stanton Pierre ([personal profile] daughterofhaven) joined the headspace gang. She shared stories of her past with Jaina Solo ([personal profile] jaina_solo) and started off snarking at Marilyn Stark ([personal profile] captain_stark) before agreeing to go for drinks at Ryan's.

I think that's everybody... so far. :)
ranger_i: (Pansy / Up To No Good)
It's spring break, and I have school stuff I should be working on, but this is more fun.

So I have resurrected [community profile] eclectic_muse on DW. I didn't send out invites because I don't want anybody to feel like they have to join, but if you're reading this and you have a character journal (or ten) that you'd like to be part of the comm, just request to join and I'll approve you. No pressure. I figure if anyone joins we can use it for very relaxed, no-pressure RP, random crack, parties, or whatever. Otherwise I'll just use it to talk to myself, which we all know I do really well. :)

Anyway. Just thought I'd toss that out there for you guys. :)
ranger_i: (Red / Working)
So I thought this was hilarious and worthy of note. I'm sitting here making icons with some bases I made the other day, and some bases I made this morning. I have a lot of custom brushes on my old copy of Paint Shop Pro, and the only way I can read some of them is to actually use them on an icon.

This leads to hilarity. It really does.

PSP apparently thinks I should be shipping Red/Lizzie (The Blacklist). oO. Noooo, guys. I may be a May/December shipper to a point, but that crosses the line. It just... no.

PSP also apparently believes I should be shipping Thrawn/Pellaeon (Star Wars EU/Legends). Which... Okay. Maybe.

I dunno. It was funnier a minute ago when I was staring at the icon of Red and Lizzie and realized the tiny text actually said "Love Eternal" or something like that. Maybe it was a visual thing, and you had to be there.

Anyway. Back to work for me.
ranger_i: (Galen/Anna)
Sigh. I didn't charge my laptop last night why? 54% and falling. I need to find a place to plug in...where I'm not right next to ten strangers. That's not so easy a thing to find on campus, alas. And I just always feel like everybody is looking over my shoulder all the time. Even though they're probably not.

Anyway. I've been dusting off old muses lately and doing random things with them. I forgot to move some of them over to DW, so I did that. [personal profile] thelastadmiral (Gilad Pellaeon, Star Wars EU/Legends) and [personal profile] captain_stark (Marilyn Stark, seaQuest DSV) are now with us. I wrote a tenspot intro for Pellaeon yesterday. I'm really liking the ten list format for writing lately, so I'm going to keep using it even though the comm hasn't been updated in ages and I can't actually join. I'm silly that way.
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Does anybody know of a good source- a community, a site, an icon maker, anything? for The Blacklist icons? My new Raymond Reddington muse would like some icons, and so far I've found like two, neither of which are quite up to his standards. (Such a diva... anyway.) I know I could make my own icons, and I might end up doing that, but it takes time, you know? And I'm busy. :)

It's weird, though. I never feel like I can write a new character until they have icons. I don't know why that is.
ranger_i: (Irina / Trust Me)
Okay, this is kind of inexcusable, how long it's been since I've done an update. It's not that I haven't been doing anything with my pups...

Oh wait.

Okay. So real life has gotten ahold of me the last couple of years. And as always, I'm picking one of the busiest times of the semester to try and pick things back up, but what the heck? Why not, right?

I signed [personal profile] irina_derevko up for a holiday themed bingo card because I've been in kind of an Alias phase. I tell you, though, it's becoming more difficult to find prompt communities these days. Seems like all the ones I used to count on aren't updating anymore.

Over on LJ, I signed my seaQuest DSV muse, Marilyn Stark (link to her journal later) up for a challenge in [community profile] dead_fandoms even though they seem kind of defunct. I was desperate. Of course, I signed up last summer and have yet to finish any of the fic I started back then, but... I'm trying.

And because I'm not crazy enough, everybody say hello to the newest muse, [personal profile] theskyisred, aka Raymond Reddington from "The Blacklist." Red has decided to take up residence in my head, and has also informed me that he's one of Irina's contacts. Be afraid, guys. I am.

I haven't signed Red up for anything yet, but I'm thinking [profile] thetenspot looks cool. We'll see. I'm not sure I can think of ten facts about my version of him yet, but that's why they call it a challenge, right?
ranger_i: (Pansy / Don't Make Me Kick Your Ass)
It's a hell of a lot easier to do a pupdate when you've only got one current pup. Which I've actually been thinking about lately, in terms of trying to find something for some of the others to do. Mostly what seems to be calling to me are the scifi muses, the Star Wars and the BSG. There's really not a place for them in [livejournal.com profile] teamarchangel, though part of me wants to fuck with [livejournal.com profile] captainthrace by throwing her in there. "Look, Earth. Welcome the Apocalypse."

But I'm just mean like that sometimes. Ask any of my pups.

And, not that I don't have enough homeless pups, but I'm really tempted to create a Mara Jade (SW) journal, and/or a Helena Cain (BSG). Yeah, because I have so much free time right now and all, to do this. And so much energy.

Right. I do feel like I want to have more than one active character, so I'll probably end up bringing back one of the old pups, or coming up with somebody new after finals.

So. Pupdate. [livejournal.com profile] purelypansy, Pansy Parkinson:

Pansy gets stood up by her sister Amaranth in London and is pretty pissed about it. Intending to console herself with a visit to her old friend and occasional lover, Lucius Malfoy, she hops a plane for Paris. Unfortunately, that plane somehow ends up in Wickenburg, Arizona instead. Pans is less than thrilled about this, and much cussing, mostly involving the words "fucking" and "Arizona", ensues.

Bemused, she learns that Sam and Dean, who once randomly crashed one of her parties by landing their Impala on her lawn, now live in this strange little burg. Sam ([livejournal.com profile] deathwontstopme) takes her back to his place, where she catches up with Sam and Dean ([livejournal.com profile] rocksaltshotgun). They've all been through a lot since that party at Parkinson Manor. Pansy is a little confused to learn that there are multiple Deans and Castiels running around. I don't think she knows about any of the other multiples yet. I threw in a random, if slightly paraphrased, Mummy Returns quote without quite realizing I'd done it till later; "A couple of years ago this would've seemed really strange tome."

She's intrigued by Gabriel ([livejournal.com profile] presidingangel) (Pans: Hello, hotness) and joins the gang in their trip to Alton Towers back in England, where she rides roller coasters with Hiro ([livejournal.com profile] powered_otaku) and muses that it's strange to be back 'home'. She snarks at Zachariah ([livejournal.com profile] im_in_a_meeting) along with everybody else when he shows up at the Winchester-Kane house. I'm looking forward to her reaction when she finds out he was sniffing the laundry.

There's so much to do with a new pup. So many situations to confuse her with, so many new people to meet... This is a different kind of game for me. The last one I played in, my pups knew pretty much everybody, or knew of them, already. Not that they liked all of them, especially if we're talking about Pansy, but.

I feel a little awkward jumping into stuff, like, "Hi, I'm Pansy. New girl. Random houseguest. How's that Apocalypse coming, then?"

It's getting interesting. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Note: I started writing this Wednesday afternoon, March 24th, and ended up having to finish it later. Wednesday I ended up with a migraine, and Thursday... well, Thursday was a long day. I worked on it some more Friday, got distracted over the weekend, and am now hoping to actually get this done today, the 29th. In case anyone, y'know, actually cares when I wrote this thing.

I have a killer headache coming on, which makes writing this now maybe not the best idea I've ever had, but whatever. I've dusted off this mun journal and have started trying to clean up the profile and update the icons and whatnot, because I'm actually *gasp* going to be trying to use it again.

Why, you ask? Because I'm going to start roleplaying again, if I can remember how. It's been a long time, but I think it'll come back to me. I'm going to be playing [livejournal.com profile] purelypansy in [livejournal.com profile] teamarchangel.

I love Pansy. In a lot of ways she's the most fun and unexpected character of mine to have come out of our old Harry Potter game. I remember taking her on kind of as a lark, after her old player- well, it's water under the bridge now. I told Star that I'd change things up a bit, maybe a lot, that I'd take the character in my own direction. As I recall she said something to the tune of, "Good", or "Fine, whatever, have fun." 'Cause she's cool like that. So I did. I went my own way, I had fun.

It's funny, because sometimes Pansy's the one I feel myself having to reach with the most, because we're pretty different. And then once I settle into her voice, it kind of just flows.

Back in the days of the HP game, I'd have told anybody who asked (not that you needed to, back then) that Penny was my favorite of the characters I played. I'm not sure that's true anymore. I love Penny, will always love writing Penny, but sometimes, sometimes she just makes my teeth hurt. And I don't mean that in a bad way, it's just- I gave Penny a lot of shit to cope with from her childhood, and when the HP game started, she was at a point where she was starting to overcome that stuff. Starting to grow up, figure out who she was, what she wanted. I kind of knew where I wanted her to end up- knew exactly where I wanted her to end up ship-wise. I always wanted her to end up happy, because she deserved it, and because writing that stuff, playing it out with my friends back then, was somehow what I needed. It was soothing. When I needed to chill out, calm down, de-stress, there was Penny, falling in love, making a family with her friends, fighting for the things she believed in, helping save the world.

I still go back to that stuff sometimes, to the old game posts and the fic I wrote back then, but it's- I don't want to say that I'm done with Penny, because I'll probably go back to her at some point, but I think she needs to spend, as she has been, some time on the shelf.

I want to do something new, anyway. And while I've played Pansy before, she was always second string to Penny. After a while, everybody was.

And Pansy is... I'm trying to think of how best to describe her, trying to decide what to write for her character information bio for [livejournal.com profile] teamarchangel and it's difficult. I always feel so self-conscious writing the personality stuff, like it's somehow not going to be good enough. I feel the same way about the backstory sometimes. Of course, I have a complex and someday I might even learn to get over it. Today? Not that day.

So, Pans. She started off, of course, the typical almost one-dimensional cardboard cutout in the Harry Potter books, the snobby Slytherin girl who hangs around/hangs all over Draco Malfoy. Boring. As usual I've taken the canon, what little of it there is, and run with it. I think I'll work on the backstory first, even though personality is listed first in the form, because I really think her personality comes from that, from where she's been. Her past doesn't define her, but it's a part of her.

More than anyone, including me, ever wanted to know about Pansy's past )

Okay, so I was right. That helped a lot with figuring out who Pansy is, where she comes from. Now onto the character info. Later, when LJ isn't lagging so damned bad.
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I did a little flist cleanup, 'cause it needed it, but LJ doesn't have the best system for those of us who can't totally see what we're doing, so if I defriended you and you think I shouldn't have, lemmie know? Thanks.

In other news, someone shoot me, please? I'm so bored I'm baiting plebes, which isn't even all that interesting, not that I'd expect it to be. And that's probably really bitchy of me, but this idot had to throw their Sue-ness out there in public, and... hell, I wasn't the first one, let's put it that way.

I'm actually in a mood to write, but the problem is that nothing specific is coming to me. Maybe I'll dust off someone random, like Nadia.

I ought to be finding a home or two for the new voices taking up residence in my head, the BSG characters I'm still sort of trying to get a grip on. It'll almost have to be [livejournal.com profile] licenseartistic.
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Okay, so I haven't updated this thing in an obscenely long time, even by my standards. And I don't have a ton to say right now, but watch this space, because I'm working on stuff.

Really.

I swear.
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I've taken on too much as usual, and it's all really starting to get to me. I've dropped [livejournal.com profile] pennyclear from TM, and am going to let go at least one character from that other place. I'll probably end up having to cut back more than this, but it's a start.

I'll miss Penny in TM, but she's been the most difficult to write lately, so I figured she should go first.

But probably not last.

I don't know why I do this to myself. It always seems like such a good idea, and then... poof. Not so much. :)
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Not that I do a lot of roleplaying in TM these days, but this week I'm going to be doing a bit less. Studying for my final on Friday. Whee.

Also, LJ seems to still hate me as far as the comment emails are concerned. I know Moody has one he needs to answer from Viktor Krum, but I think I'm clear other than that.

If I've got something else I need to answer, let me know. No promises on how soon I'll get to it, but at least I'll know it's out there. :)
ranger_i: (Jack & Irina (cartographies))
So, like just about everyone else on LJ, I'm not getting notify emails. I'm trying to check the threads I'm tagging in, but I've probably missed some, so if anyone needs [livejournal.com profile] pennyclear, [livejournal.com profile] constant_vigil, [livejournal.com profile] irina_derevko or [livejournal.com profile] spydad, drop me a link here and I'll do the reply thing. :)

I haven't done a lot of roleplaying lately because I've been so busy with real life and other stuff, but when the opportunity presented itself, I did turn poor Moody into a cat. Someday he may even forgive me for it. He and Penny, who's still human, are hanging out on Fred, the TARDIS, with Draco, Mike, Roger, Dorothy, and Vir, all of whom are also cats. Poor Penny... She's working on getting them back to normal, and really hoping the boys don't manage to destroy the universe before then. :)

I've gotta admit, I did seriously consider turning Jack into a cat- I swear there was some movie a few years ago that had some poor cat running around in a suit, I was gonna dig up screencaps and do icons... Or, you know, it's possible I'm thinking of the pug in Men in Black II (which I was bored enough to watch on TV last year, believe it or not. Horrid movie. Cute pug, though.) I still may do that, actually, just because it will amuse me...

Even though I really shouldn't, because I have a small ton of work to do. Not the least of which is actual TM topic responses. So I'm going to be good and go do those, and maybe we'll see about making Jack go furry.

And again, if you've tagged me, chances are I don't know about it. *kicks LJ*
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So I just retired [livejournal.com profile] masterwindu, who was my newest pup in TM. I've kinda been thinking about this for a while, because Mace is a lot harder to write than I thought he'd be. He's actually a pup I picked up in part because a lot of others I might have wanted instead were taken. And then when he didn't get any easier to write...

I saw Revenge of the Sith last weekend. I liked it, but usually when new canon appears for my pups I'm jumping up and down and squeeing madly. (Last week's Alias eps, with Irina's return, would be a prefect example of this.) Instead I was sitting in the theater going "oh, gee, there's Mace... I think I'll eat some more candy now." It didn't really do anything else for me.

I was re-reading "Shatterpoint", the Star Wars novel I pulled a lot of my characterization of Mace from. It's a good book, and I still like it, but I was all "eh" when I put it down.

With another pup in another fandom I might have hung in there a few more weeks, tried to write a few more challenges, and see how things play out. With Mace, being a prequel character, and this being so soon after RotS came out, I figure there must be, somewhere out there, a fan who would really like to try their hand at writing Mace in TM, and would probably enjoy having him as a pup a lot more than I do right now.

So, it's retirement time for the Jedi. I emailed the SW mod, did the usual posts to t_fen and adopt_a_muse, and it wasn't half as sad a moment as when I've retired any other pup- and I've retired quite a few since TM got started.

I missed Anna when she stopped talking to me. Missed Jaina, missed Pellaeon, missed Galen, even kinda missed Bella. Mace? I'm still very much with the "eh, whatever". So, yeah. Here's hoping the next mun has slightly better luck.
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Believe it or not, I'm still alive. I know I haven't updated this journal in forever- I even thought about deleting it for a while, and then I went from having only a couple active pups in TM to having a round 4 again, and even as little RP as they do, it's getting hard to keep track of. Again or still.

So. Pupdate spam.

[livejournal.com profile] irina_derevko: Irina now holds the distinction of being the only pup I've kept from the bad old days of TM's beginning. Irina is enjoying her position as the elder stateswoman of my pups. I think she has blocked that unfortunate incident with the Ringwraiths and the Nazgul ring out of her memory, but has probably kept the cloak around somewhere, as it is rather snazzy, and one never knows when one will need to infiltrate a LotR con or something. Of late she has gotten strange postcards from her old friend [livejournal.com profile] mr_morden, and has spent a bit of time with her cousin, [livejournal.com profile] plaamyapazhar. Irina is staying near family in Russia at present, very much alive, and, as usual, Up To Something.

[livejournal.com profile] pennyclear: Penny is, for the most part, one happy little Ravenclaw at the moment. She's been hanging out with her friends Blaise and Draco, and helped show Anakin around when he came to Hogwarts. She spends most of her time with Moody, her mentor and other half, studying Auror stuff and keeping him from strangling his students assistant teaching.

[livejournal.com profile] constant_vigil: Moody is teaching DADA at Hogwarts (again- sort of.) He enjoyed having Anakin in class for a day. Moody spent the winter holidays with Penny, visiting Anna Sheridan and his old friend Galen. (Which I never did write up, but I'm sure it was hilarious.) Currently he's puttering around his office, grading the occasional paper, and chatting with Lupin over tea. He amused the hell out of everyone at Mike's showing of the classic Star Wars trilogy by jumping up and down and telling everyone excitedly that he knew Obi-Wan Kenobi. (He doesn't know TM's Obi-Wan, just a generic Classic Trilogy Obi-Wan. I can just see them at the Mos Eisley cantina one Saturday night...)

[livejournal.com profile] masterwindu: Mace Windu is new to TM, but he's making friends all over the place. Some of them seem quite strange to him. I think his popularity has a lot to do with Episode III coming out in 18 days. It's possible Mace is channeling a little of Moody's paranoia, but he's convinced that Anakin and Obi-Wan are hiding stuff from him. Little things like Ani's marriage. He continues to make friends every time I turn around- he's one popular little Jedi. (Okay, fine. Not little. Thank you, Mace.)

I don't do a lot of RP these days- school has me really really busy, as most of you know. But my pups like to keep up with their old friends, and aren't adverse to making new ones. Well, most of 'em aren't. Some of them- okay, maybe most or all of them? are a bit odd, but they're fun and I like them. Once school cuts me loose in a couple weeks, I should have more time to play. :)
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In an effort to cut down my pups to the ones I might actually stand some chance of writing these days, I've retired Bellatrix ([livejournal.com profile] darkest_magic).

I'm almost thinking of narrowing things down so that I only have one pup, and just focusing on that one. But right now I dont have any idea which pup that might be.
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Wow. And I thought LJ was slow when I was logged into my paid account over at [livejournal.com profile] urbandruid. I guess fast servers do count for something after all. *waited almost ten minutes for the 'update journal' page to load*

Anyway, just random ranting there. Moving on now.

I've had such trouble with my t_m pups lately, and I haven't been able to think what to do with them but give them each one last chance, and then put them up for adoption if I can't get anything from them.

I was pretty sure [livejournal.com profile] darkest_magic was a lost cause, but she surprised me yesterday. And I liked what I came up with for her- it's all dark and vengeful and so, so Bellatrix. She is awesome.

Anyway, expect her to stick around for a while now.

I have to tell you guys honestly, though, that I don't know about Galen. I'm going to try, but these things can't be pushed.

Then again, I was sure Bella and [livejournal.com profile] irina_derevko were through with me, too, and you see what they've been up to this week. So I guess we'll see. :)
ranger_i: (galen/anna (starkiller))
I've retired Anna, and will be removing her from the comms and unfriending folks via her journal in a second here. I've run out of ideas for her, hit this point where there's only so much that can be done and I think I've done it all, and on the off chance anyone else might have better luck, I thought I'd toss her back into the pool.

Apologies to everyone who was involved in RP with her (which isn't very many of you, since I've been slacking a lot lately). But on the plus side I'm keeping Galen, who might be convinced to chat now and then if you ask nicely. And don't mock him too much.

I may or may not pick up another pup to replace Anna, but I'm not sure just now.
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The term "pupdate" shamelessly stolen from [livejournal.com profile] draco_mun

Have hit on a great idea for [livejournal.com profile] irina_derevko. We're going to do this thing I'm calling "Reflections" for a while, where all of the questions get a Laura Bristow answer, and an Irina Derevko one. I had a ton of fun writing that last one on the typical day. I'd started it ages ago, had never been able to finish it, and I picked it up today thinking I'd give it one more stab...and if it didn't work, up for adoption she might have gone.

Or, you know, not, too. Irina apparently would like to stay. So, um, whichever pups I may or may not end up dropping, Irina will not be one of them.

Thank you, darling. I'm starting to feel like I do sort of know what I'm doing after all.

I feel so much better now...

And man was that last bit of writing intense. Think I'll go and relax for a bit.

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