From jurious  - she picked three of my icons and I have to rack my addled brains why I got them in the first damn place.  If you want me to do the same, leave a comment!

1  I found this on a forum - it's a mood/smiley thing, but I reckon it works well as an icon for those times where things are groovy.  And the shades wearing smiley face on the normal body cracks me up.

  This is an illustration for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies that I found on (a rather groovy sci-fi website).  I haven't read the book yet, but the thought of fiesty yet decorous Elizabeth Bennet hitching up her Recency gown to kick zombie butt ala Buffy is one I find hugely entertaining.  Apparently they're making a film of this soon - can't wait!  Also, the same author has written Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I'M ATTACKING THE DARKNESS!  The first time I saw this on ainabarad_icons  I nearly ruptured something I laughed so hard.  Who wouldn't find the idea of a D&D playing Luke Skywalker, Gollum and Snape (as Dungeon Master, naturally), hilarious?  And it's the pictures she's chosen to illustrate the story - the expressions are priceless, Luke's cheeriness, Gollum's scowl and Snape's "WTF?".

In other news, I managed to melt my arm.

I was using my hair straighteners on Saturday and caught my left forearm in them, resulting in burns on both sides of the arm and a lot of swearing.  Rammed it under the tap for half an hour, smacked some cream on and thought all would be well in a few days.

Oh, Moll.  You should know better by now...

I woke up this morning with my inner arm stuck to the duvet.  The burn on that side (which was bigger and nastier than the other one) had leaked during the night.  I had to drag the duvet into the bathroom to try and soak the area enough to peel it off, but I still ended up stipping off a 2 inch worth of skin, and the area all around it was enflamed.  It looked rather 'orrible, so it won't come as much of a surprise that I skipped breakfast today.  Got to the doctors and came away with antibiotics and dressings. 

I'm going to hide in bed for the rest of the week.  And just let my hair air dry.
Current Mood: soresore
10 March 2010 @ 04:47 am
Stumbled across this on Monday.  It's Zero Punctuation, a games review on The Escapist.  It's basically a sneery English bloke giving his opinion on the game he's been given to review, without any pauses in his dialogue, with accompanying animation.  And it's hysterical.  I've already decided to steal phrases like "batshit bonkers" and "nitpicking like a monkey on amphetamines".   Here's one of the episodes:


Theres more here.  I've already gone through about a dozen of them already.  And I don't even know half the games he's on about, but that doesn't matter, as I'm watching it for the surrealist snark.  Cracking stuff.
Current Mood: amusedamused
09 March 2010 @ 01:27 pm
A few days ago I read a post by copperbadge  warning people of a troll on Live Journal and Dreamwidth who PMs people with something like "Can I talk to you?" and when they get a response, goes on to detail some pretty disgusting things.  They seem to be a man posing as a young woman or girl, have a variety of LJ and DW accounts and appears to like Enid Blyton (especially Mallory Towers).  Apart from that, there is next to no info on the journal's profiles, and only one post.

There is more information in this post by TheDivineGoat on DW here

I got one this morning, and I reckon if he's trying it on with me, he may try it with my f-list.  If you get a PM like this, DO NOT REPLY TO IT

Take a look at TheDivineGoat's post for more info.  Again, ignoring is always the best policy in these cases.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
08 March 2010 @ 05:04 pm
From [info]jurious :

If you want a letter, leave a comment and I'll give you one. Then list ten things that you love beginning with that letter in your own journal

Today's post is brought to you by the letter "G"!
  • Gillian
  • Grass
  • Glasgow (no brainer)
  • Granada TV (they did the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes!)
  • Geraniums
  • Glass (stained variety)
  • Gratin (potato)
  • Grammar
  • Grinning
  • Groovyness (I'm starting to struggle, here...)
Bleedin' nora, that was harder than I thought. 
08 March 2010 @ 07:42 am
*looks down at previous post*  It worked!  w00t!

Long story short - pasting in text from word processors to an LJ entry won't work as all the hidden HTML coding that gets lumped in by the word processor makes the post too long.  Getting the HTML source and pasting it into a text editor to chop out all the unnecessary coding  worked OK, until, while looking at it in Entry Preview showed that the margins had mysteriously shifted, squashing the text so much it looked like an epic avant-garde poem. And no matter what I did, this wouldn't change.  It only got more avant-garde.  I completely fail at anything related to HTML.  I use Rich Text in entry making as I can format with little effort, and because I can never remember that goes in to the < > thingy when I want to make a word bold, or italicised, or... anything, really.

But then I wondered what would happen if I pasted the text in from another website.  I'd already posted Chapter Two on, so I copied and pasted from there into Rich Text mode, hit "Submit" and...


One chapter successfully posted, with minimum fuss and, this is the important bit, minimum effort.  I am a lazy bugger.  Factors like this are important to me.

Once again; w00t!

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
08 March 2010 @ 07:05 am

I was going to post a chapter of this fic per week, but I wanted to see if my HTML workaround, er works.  So here, five days early, is Chapter Two of Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed.  Enjoy!


'It was built in the sixties. Everyone was on drugs back then. It's the only explanation I can think of.'Collapse )
Current Mood: curiouscurious

Have nearly got the fic done, so am posting the first couple of chapters over the next few weeks.  And looking for nice comments and constructive feedback for ego boost and muse arse kicking.

I hereby present
my (extremely delayed) entry for the Severus Big Bang on Live Journal, and the first Harry Potter fanfic I've ever written.  I must warn you that it completely ignores cannon after “Goblet of Fire”, has no tedious screeds of teenage angst or bloody camping; it also involves Glaswegian Muggles, swearing, comedy violence, Neds, tattooing and my first ever attempt at a sex scene.  Not necessarily in that order.  Enjoy!

Title: Stewed Screwed and Tattooed
Author: Merrymoll

Genre: AU Humour, Romance  • Rating: R • Warnings: Smut, Comedy Violence, Glaswegianisms
Pairing: Severus/OFC • Characters: Severus, OFC, Lucius Malfoy
Summary/comments:  Severus Snape was discovered to be a spy by Voldemort shortly after his resurrection, and was saved by a dissolutioned Lucius Malfoy. Now joint No.1 on Voldie's shit list, they're stuck at Hogwarts and bored out of their skulls. During a maudlin drinking session, they decide to try to get rid of their Dark Marks. Snape has confiscated a tattooist's business card form one of his Muggleborn students - and, completely smashed, they decide to get a tattoo to cover up the Marks and apparate to muggle Glasgow, into the parlour where Cat Duncan, the owner of the business card, works.
All poor Cat wants to do is get a mocha and go home, now she's got two drunk wizards on her hands. Fortunately, Cat knows about wizards as the student Snape took the card from is her little brother. Unfortunately, something has begun to block all forms of magical transport, and it's up to Cat to try and get Snape and Malfoy back to Hogwarts as quickly and secretly as possible, without Voldemort finding out...
Disclaimer:  All Wizardy thing belong to J K Rowling.  Cat Duncan belongs to me.  Monty Python quotes belong
to Monty Python.  Contents may settle in transit.  Close cover before striking




"Aw shite, you're wizards, aren't you?"Collapse )


Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
05 September 2009 @ 04:45 am
It's 4.35am here and I'm still wide awake.  But I don't care, I've managed to get Chapter One of my Severus Big Bang entry finished!  Go me.  There's still three more chapters to go, but the block I've had for the past two months seems to have finally buggered off, and it's all falling into place. 

*steeples fingers* Exxxxcellent!

*starts on chapter two*

P.S. Pink!Gothy!Mood!Bat seems rather happy too!

Crossposted from Dreamwidth.  Clever, eh?
Current Mood: creativecreative
11 August 2009 @ 11:40 pm
They have PINK BATS as a mood theme!



Current Mood: dorkydorky
11 August 2009 @ 11:14 pm
Ullo! My first post here on Dreamwidth- it's all rather shiney so far. I find it amusing that one of the reasons I'm trying out Dreamwidth is the increasing amount of site crashes Live Journal seems to be suffering - and at this very moment, Live Journal has crashed.


I'm using the cross post option to post on LJ.  CAN ANY OF YOU HEAR ME?  *echo*

I'm off now to play around and explore.  See yese later!

Current Mood: amusedamused