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Hey you guys! I have a googledoc open where I am writing up various terrible stories from my life (yes, including how I accidentally flashed a bunch of people at a wedding) because my existence is sprinkled with stories that make me sound like a sitcom character. So if you have any requests, speak now.

Also I should not be allowed to write fic on tumblr. Someone remind me of this.

Anyway, I got memes! From the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] antistar_e

1. Reply to this post with "MEME IS NOT A DIRTY WORD" and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.



marianne by [livejournal.com profile] regenbaum This is one of the first icons I ever had on LJ! I'm pretty sure I stole it from [livejournal.com profile] mcollinknight. I'm a French speaker and I talk about languages a lot and this is just SO PRETTY. Marianne is the name of the symbol of France, their Britannia or Lady Liberty, and she formed a large part of my dissertation about propaganda and national identity :D *dorkiest*


randj by the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] orexisbella I don't know if this was on purpose or not, but E picked two icons that are tee shirts from The Demon's Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan (READ THEM). This is worn by Mae Crawford, lady of my heart, in the first book, when she goes to the Goblin Market for the first time. It's so perfect and so perfectly Mae. Plus it does my inner cynic good.


lalafly by [livejournal.com profile] jillicons icon maker of my soul, seriously. So once upon a time my friend [livejournal.com profile] anna_unfolding called me Lalafly, which is an adorable nickname and is very dear to me like all pet names from those we love are. And my friend from school used to call me "LB" after Little Butterfly from Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett. Actually I nearly called my LJ papillonette but it was taken :(. So, butterfly lady! Perfect! Plus it's PRETTY.


zombie bf 4eva by [livejournal.com profile] orexisbella (text mine) So this is also a TDL tee shirt only this one is special. Because it's MINE, [livejournal.com profile] sarahtales ran a competition to win an ARC of her book. One of the categories was to design a tee shirt slogan for Mae to wear. I came up with this, and it WON! And then it got made into an actual tee shirt - see here - and now it's my default icon.


sweetlooking brazilian by [livejournal.com profile] hapakitsune I mentioned once to [livejournal.com profile] daisysusan that I should get a TSN icon and obviously she shamelessly enabled me, as per. I took this to mean "by all means Lal look through my icons and find one that you like" which I did, and obviously it was by HK :D. It is very pleasing to me because it's the cap of Eduardo that's on my gorgeous TSNBB banner (if I had the skillz and enough spaces I would have the four characters from that banner as icons because *_*) and Eduardo in black will always = sexy catburglar to me. SO SWEETLOOKIN'.


Meme Two! This one has feeeeeelings.

Reply with "and while we're at it, NEITHER IS SQUEE" and I'll give you four fandoms.
Write about your favorite character from each fandom.

And fandoms! Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, The Social Network, and Merlin.



1. Downton. Oh man, this show. It's so completely over the top ridiculous that I don't know what to do with it. It should not give me so many feelings AND YET. As epaulettes tags it, I AM IN AN EDWARDIAN CASTLE OF EMOTION. Unsurprisingly, my favourite character is Lady Mary (I just typed Lady Mark, god help me). She's like a lady version of Mr Darcy, you guys! She has duty to her family and she loves so deeply but keeps it all under the surface and she's too clever to allow herself to be happy. She says that she doesn't have a heart but I think we all know that's not true. Also she's so implausibly beautiful. She wears elbow length gloves. And hats with lace veils. And if she doesn't put her face on Matthew's face RIGHT NOW I will explode from frustration.

2. Harry Potter. Oh my goddd, I can't chooooose. I love everyone in this bar! EVERYONE. Even especially the Malfoys. Oh, Draco, baby, you clever, misguided, conflicted idiot. Maybe Luna? If pushed. I loved writing Luna and she's so amazing in a way that you don't get to see as often as I'd like, and I know I'm being influenced by This Is Now, and if we were allowed to pick characters based on fanon I would say Harry, Maya's Harry specifically because I adore him. And if we were picking people we'd actually like to be our friends it would be Ron. And Hermione is the coolest bitch on earth, goddammit. SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

3. The Social Network. Oh lord. Sometimes I think that Mark is my favourite, as I start defending him to the death yet again he's not a robot guys he's not he has a lot of feelings he's just terrible at it, and then sometimes I think that I think this way because I am actually Eduardo, and Mark is totally Wardo's favourite, he can't even front about it, look at his stupid open-as-a-book-with-glass-covers face. Wow, okay, that was a loooooong sentence. I love Amy (as became apparent when I looked up and had written 8k about her awesomeness, as you'll soon see). You know what, Erica Albright, orange socks and perfect comebacks. Best. Accept no substitutes.

4. Merlin. Ahaha, this show. I only watch like, one in three episodes and the amount of Idiot Balls they make the characters hold has now reached 'forced feats of juggling prowess' levels. I love what we see of Gwen, and I adored Morgana, am still very fond of her despite the OUT AND OUT character assassination that is still going on. In fanon, totally Arthur who has the weight of a kingdom on his shoulders and I have a Thing about characters who have a duty and a conflict about what they want versus what they think is right.

Date: 2011-11-05 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swiiftly.livejournal.com
...YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT AMY? I LOVE YOU.

Date: 2011-11-05 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Oh lord, Dev, I started a snippet and now it is nearly eight and a half thousand words. How do these things happen to meeeee. But yes, at the moment it is just known as the AU where Amy fixes everything with the power of her awesome.

Love you too, as well you know <3

Date: 2011-11-05 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swiiftly.livejournal.com
...WHEN WILL YOU BE SHARING THIS WITH THE WORLD

Date: 2011-11-05 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Um, soon, hopefully! There is a snippet of it in the comments of my last post. I just need to stop faffing around and finish the thing, get it beta'd and we are away!

Sure, self, why not just write all about minor characters forever.

Date: 2011-11-05 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] altogetherisi.livejournal.com
Do you think a TSN/Downton fusion could work? I want it to... but how...

Date: 2011-11-05 06:29 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
The Winklevii have a House, and la la la here comes Mark with Progress!?

Date: 2011-11-05 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] altogetherisi.livejournal.com
No no no, it has to be Mark/Wardo. So one of them has to be Mary and the other Matthew. But which way around, and how does everyone else fit in...?

Date: 2011-11-05 06:42 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Wardo as Mary? :D

Date: 2011-11-05 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
OOOOO that would be kind of excellent, oh man, what is wrong with me #alloftheAUs

I think characterwise Mark is probably most like Mary and Eduardo like Matthew, but backgroundwise the other way works better so.

Difficult.

OK GO WRITE IT NOW.

Date: 2011-11-05 06:28 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
MEME IS NOT A DIRTY WORD

YOU ARE THE BEST, BUTTERFLYLAL

Date: 2011-11-05 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
:D thank you darrrling *flutters your way*

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Date: 2011-11-05 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hapakitsune.livejournal.com
oh god I forgot that [personal profile] daisysusan gave me icons to talk about for that meme. WHATEVER you should give me five too so that I can talk about TEN of my icons, lol.

Erica's orange socks, ahahaha.

Date: 2011-11-05 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
I actually have a bunch of your icons saved in my "for when we earn more spaces" folder, jsyk.

I will go see what Maggie give you so that we don't duplicate!

The orange socks thing is actually [livejournal.com profile] antistar_e 's tag but it's so adorable I, er, stole it.

Date: 2011-11-05 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hapakitsune.livejournal.com
WHEEEE

yeah, she mentioned it too, ahaha. I always forget them until I see them again and then I'm like, OH HOW CUTE.

Date: 2011-11-05 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
And voila!

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Date: 2011-11-05 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daisysusan.livejournal.com
I have a Thing about characters who have a duty and a conflict about what they want versus what they think is right.

OMG LAL. THIS IS POSSIBLY THE THING I LOVE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHER THINGS. CHARACTERS/LEADERS WHO WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHETHER THEIR DUTY IS THE RIGHT THING AND JUST A'SLDKAJ;LKASD;LFK.

Also you should give me icons so I can just talk about them in this post because I LOVE TALKING ABOUT MY ICONS SFM.

And the story behind your default icon is THE COOLEST.
Edited Date: 2011-11-05 10:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-05 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
RIIIIIIIGHT IT IS THE BEST OF ALL OF THE THINGS, OMG. IT IS LIKE, THE CENTRAL NARRATIVE ARC OF MY STUPIDLY EPIC STEAMPUNK AU. CAPTAINS AND THEIR SHIPS, PRINCES AND THEIR COUNTRIES, ALL OF THE FEELINGS, OMG. I just, there is nothing better than people who have conflicting desires and doubts and dkjhh EXACTLY.

Okay! I will go see which ones you have already talked about *g*

It is the best! Also hilariously my boobs make it quite hard to read the punchline of the joke so people are like *peer peer peer* OHHHHH

Date: 2011-11-05 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
ISN'T TALKING ABOUT ICONS THE BEST? I HAD TOO MUCH FUN, OMG. MOOOOORE.

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Date: 2011-11-06 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
I don't have a lot to say apart from 'AMY. FIC ABOUT AMY'S AWESOME. GIVE IT ME.' That seems a bit meagre as a comment, but since I rewatched TSN last night, my brain just short-circuited with the fabulousness that is Amy!

Also, my icons are not very interesting, but I would like to do the fandom meme! BECAUSE SQUEE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD.

Date: 2011-11-06 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Amyyyyyyyy I love her so much, which is why I have got so carried away with this fic, oh man. Why am I so incapable of short :| She is so great, anyway, I wish for a whole movie of the awesome ladies of TSN.

Yaaaaay take some fandoms! TDL, TSN, Glee aaaaaaaaand Harry Potter :D

Date: 2011-11-06 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
I don't want you to be capable of short! I will sponge up every single word and be a happy little bran. A movie of the awesome TSN ladies would be amazing. Alas.

Yaaaaay thank you for these fabulous fandoms, I will do this meme as soon as... well, soon-ish. :D

Date: 2011-11-06 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanelissar.livejournal.com
Oh memes, I love you so much <3 Whenever I post them I feel boring and self-indulgent, and I always feel like my friends would rather read a post about my life than rambling ~FEELINGS on photos or fandoms or words, but I love them so much. They tell you so much about people in such cool ways, and stuff that you would never normally find out from a regular entry. And although obviously the world cannot be all memes and if my flist was nothing but a long string of memes I would hate it because YAY FOR WORDS ABOUT OUR ACTUAL LIVES, but yes. Basically memes are awesome.

Annnd now that long ramble is over, sorry about that. Your icons are all so pretty, I feel this all the time. And YAY for Downton which is ON TONIGHT OH LAL IF THIS ENDS WITH MATTHEW AND LAVINIA GETTING MARRIED I WILL ACTUALLY CRY BECAUSE I CAN'T DEAL WITH THAT REALITY.

I have a sad few icons because my paid account expired before I remembered to make sure I had the right icons active, so I had to delete lots of spares to get the ones I wanted, and they are mostly flaily and Doctor Who related (because that is the fandom of my heart) anyway. But if you would like me to ramble about my icons then PLEASE ENABLE ME. Also enable me about fandoms and characters because I feel like I don't talk about fandom enough in my journal anymore. (Actually I don't talk enough about *anything* enough in my journal anymore, I am so bad at it oh my god. Well this comment is a long ramble which positively screams 'I am hungover' isn't it?)

Lkove you my Lallyandra!
xxx

Date: 2011-11-07 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
I love memes because I get into phases where I don't posts and memes are an easy, good way of getting myself going again. Plus I have a stupid amount of feelings about fictional characters and so jump at any chance to let them all out.

DOWNTON HATES JOY. THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ON THE MATTER.

Oh god I love my paid account more than life, seriously. I should have cancelled it months ago but I just can't bring myself to. I keep earning icon spaces and they make me SO HAPPY.

You should talk about Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter aaaaaand Downton

Date: 2011-11-16 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcollinknight.livejournal.com
I need the story of the accidental flashing in my life. Or, alternatively, you could just star in and write for a sitcom, that would also work and I'm sure I'd get the story eventually ;)

MEME IS NOT A DIRTY WORD! (I would use le francais icon here but my paid account expired because some scumbag stole my credit card.)

NEITHER IS SQUEE.

Wait what were when did you write Luna?? What have I missed!?

Date: 2011-11-16 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
I have started it in a gdoc! And everyone would be like, but no, this sitcom is so unrealistic and I would be like WELCOME TO MY LIFE.

Nooo your credit carrrd.
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So you should talk about Glee! RDJ Sherlock! AVPM! Aaaaand Havemercy.

Well, I wrote some Harry Potter fic Back In The Day and I wrote one fairly recently for a Harry Potter RPG which had Luna in it being delightful as she is in the RPG. BEST.
Edited Date: 2011-11-16 08:30 pm (UTC)

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