Hi, it's Ace. I haven't checked in here since... the lj redesigns, I guess. I really hope you've been well while I've been failing at being internet social. First year of uni happened and it was a confusing, vodka fueled time (Finnish tea parties, we called them). Here's to hoping the upcoming year will make more sense.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that while I'll be trying to periodically come back and check lj, most of my time is taken up by tumblr. I've finally got a fandom tumblr here if you want check that out (the top post atm is a naked dude but I don't think that'll happen too often). Most posts & fanart center around Supernatural, Teen Wolf and Avengers with a helping of old loves, art tutorials and SJ reblogs. All the earlier fangirling and RL text posts are here where rl friends have found me. I can't promise I'm any less of a socially awkward failboat over on tumblr, but at least there's less disappearing for months happening.
I've recently started making nice with my tablet so I'll leave you with the two things I've got so far:
( I haven't got much practice in this yet. )
Until next time!
I'm Ace or Satu, 20 y-o and studying in Scotland.
I fangirl and draw. I have too many fandoms to comprehensively list, but I started in bandom and have since moved on and branched out to Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Avengers and A:TLOK. I make hearteyes over silly AUs, ladies appreciation, moresomes, teams and multiple pairings. Oh and I might be getting into the podficcing business.
Outside of (and inside actually) of fandom, I bake things, I read books (recently Good Omens), I wear things and play with nail polish.
Nowadays you're most likely to find me over at my tumblr: wethepainted.tumbl.com
I am still shy on the internet and fail at communication, but I promise I'm happy to ramble when approached.
If I forgot something feel free to drop me a note below.
Here is a short and grammatically atrocious summary of the past two months: I am alive and in Scotland! It's pretty cool here. I joined Ab Fab (Uni of Aberdeen lgbt society) and got an awesome member card for my troubles. I have drank all the vodka. My flatmates are great, IR is interesting, history is decidedly not my subject, Spanish is awesome, French less so, and essays are a form of torture. Proper writing structure? Never heard of it.
Have you guys got any tips for getting writing done? Particularly for essays, but I'll take anything at this point. Right now I'm left with 2000 words to write about how different political ideologies affected the way that European women were able to participate in their country's war effort in WWII and the deadline passed on Thursday. D:
Anyway, the main point of this post is holiday cards! For once I have decided to buy them instead of trying to make them so there's a possibility I might get them sent this year! :D (though who knows, I just got a new set of watercolour brushes to break in so art might be forthcoming) So put your current address here if I don't have it already and I'll add you to the list :)
P.S. for proof of life in times of no lj activity, have my tumblr. I'm making another one to be properly fannish with, but atm I only have that one (and this one where I attempt to manage a tumblr together with the bff).
Why yes I am highly protective of what's mine.
In other news, it's starting to sink in that I'm going to study the two things I never thought I would: history and politics. And some languages but I still haven't figured out whether to continue French with Spanish or German or just take the latter two. Decisions, decisions.
I've started thinking about packing too, and let me tell you, it's impossible to make 50kg of clothes magically become the allotted 20kg. Oh btw that 50kg doesn't include shoes or coats and there should still be room in that 20kg for my essential electronics . Any miracle packing tips? Because I will gladly take them.
Is anyone watching Suits? I'm sort of incredibly charmed by this show. Donna is most awesome.
I need a rule: No random RL posts for me unless I take the time to do them as stickfigure drawings.
We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child. She's presently being represented by a court-assigned lawyer who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.
If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any leads or want to help.
The internet can work miracles. Let's go.
My moves were complimented when we went to celebrate tonight, and a boy (a very very cute one with glasses and reassuring things to say about future studies) told a friend I had a nice smile. Weird. Also weird was how he was still fresh as a daisy when I eventually hugged him goodbye, while I was a floppy-haired, flushed thing. Now, I need a glass of water and sleep. Details and hopefully some doodles tomorrow ♥
I promised pictures of the TARDIS dress, and I always keep my promises (eventually)! It has dawned on me that it really isn't the most literal interpretation, so I'm not sure if it qualifies as "a TARDIS dress". Oh well. (There's also a police public call box headband and st. John's ambulance wristband in the works.)
( original sketch and final outcome )
aredblush asked me to show my favourite shoes, and it was easy enough to just photograph my whole collection.
( LOTS of shoes \o/ )
I both love and despise traveling. I like sitting in a car, bus or train just zoning out for hours. But I always get a little lost with the practicalities, like getting to places and knowing what to do when I'm there. Today I sat in a train for +5 hours and now I'm somewhere sitting on a bed, waiting for the loud group of guys to come to the conclusion that 4 unanswered sets of knocks mean this is not the room they're looking for (and really, how they expect the outcome of knocking to change, I haven't got a clue).
There's a beetle on the floor, writing this on my cell phone is painstakingly slow, and I have some 100pages about audience vs. public and the philosophy of sight to read. How's life, dears?
P.S. I haven't gotten around to taking pics for that photo meme yet, so if you want to, you can drop a comment on my last entry and make me lift the veil of mystery for a peek at my life. C'mon*, amuse me :)
*kids at work mock me mercilessly about my habit of repeating this when I order them about. "C'mon, less talk more origami!""Catch it! Race him! Run, run, C'MON!" "Walk it off, c'mon! NO BITING THE OPPONENT." ok, the last one didn't actually happen *g*
Also inexplicable is that I've watched 10 episodes of Supernatural today. Last time was... 4 years ago? I jumped in at S4. Do I need to see S3? Damn you show, I need my free time for other things!
( I'm getting long-winded in my old age. (women's rights, first day & costume party at work!) )
"Ask me to take pictures of any aspect of my life that you're interested in/curious about -- it can be anything from my favorite shirt to my books or my home. Leave your request as a comment to this entry, I'll snap the pictures and post them in a post. That way, you get to know a little bit about my life."
( The state of my study strategies is pitiful, and I'm an idiot. Sums it up pretty nicely /o\ )
I'm taking a tiny break from the last stressful study stuff, so I thought I'd do the trope meme and talk a little about my practically only squick. Only, I stumbled upon it unwillingly again and you're getting a tiny rant instead:
Dear really very good fic writers of the world,
Stop sticking mentions/metaphors/similes of drowning (oneself) in your pwps (or plotty fic for that matter) like it's supposed to be a good thing. There are much better, less overused ways to describe a character feeling overwhelmed. Drowning is not a romantic concept.
No, seriously, three times this week. Stop it right this moment.
a disgruntled, short-of-breath Ace.
MAY IT REST IN PEACE. THE NEW ONE IS A BEAUTY, TOO.
'KAY, BYE FOR NOW. I PROMISE LESS CAPSLOCK NEXT TIME.
ANYWAY, that's not the point, the point is that I wanted to point out I have a help_japan art offer thread here. Offering one hand-drawn piece, much like last year. I'm cheap! and familiar with a bunch of stuff I didn't think to mention in the fandom list! And if my particular sketchy thing isn't to your tastes, there are heaps of other terrifyingly talented people offering stuff.
Also considering whether I have the time to offer to fill a sketchbook with all the uni exams coming up.( A sensible person would only study for medschool, I'm probably doing three more on top of that.) Would take me absolutely ages, but... Yeah, maybe. Will inform if I do. :)
I have at last discovered my supervillain power! Shake in your boots, flist and hide your computers! For I have, in the past 48 hours, managed to channel my extreme exam anxiety into something that short circuits computer screens. Two completely unconnected computers suffered the exact same problem in my hands just hours after stress peaks. FASCINATING (except for the fact that my laptop is now dead). My costume will be fabulous yet sneaky, my platform boots fierce. I shall wear a cape and my shout of "Error!" will bring terror into the harddrives of every computer.
[ETA: I hope everyone has heard from friends and family in the areas affected by the earthquake. Be safe, flist]
I keep wanting to apologize for the lack of fannish activity in this journal, but until the exams are over the situation is unlikely to improve. I am however glad to inform you that I'm discovering new things in my journey to multifannishness:
- Today was definitely my first time bookmarking a fic with "Note to self: Great fic, nicely written kink, never read it again if you value your sanity."
- Occasionally when characterizations are off in Torchwood fic, find-and-replacing "Jack and Ianto" with "Spencer and Brendon" produces passable Panic! fights aliens AUs.
- Podfic is the best. thing. ever. It neatly combines my two favorite things to fawn over: fic and people's voices/accents. \o/ Anything read by FayJay is a safe bet. If I didn't find it impossible to pronounce simple words (aunt, sure, naturally...) and have a voice of a twelve-year-old, I would give it a try. I still might actually if I found something short and sweet without the aforementioned words. Help :D?
Also, aredblush will never tell me doodling something is a bad idea (I asked), so I need the rest of you to give your honest opinion. Torchwood/Doctor Who bakery!AU:
b)a very ridiculous idea
d)no seriously, what?
*I know I'm not getting into the uni, because while I'm a cocky bastard in the best of ways I'm not delusional. But this means that I have a possibility to get somewhere next year if I decide to ditch Finland. SO YEAH. THAT'S MY LIFE. HOW'S YOURS, FLIST?
And to thank you for sticking around through times of no art whatsoever, a doodle drawn after I saw the first ep of Sherlock.
( Sherlock would seriously disapprove of this sweetness )
P.S. I am hooked and confused by Lost Girl.