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19 September 2014 @ 12:31 pm
Hello! Very little has changed in one aspect for sure: I'm still bad at updating... ^^; I'll try to do better in the future!

I have been terribly busy lately. I moved once, and have since moved again, this time into university. Even though I've had a lot to do, it has so far been very enjoyable and I am happy to be here! I'm 8 hours from the city in which I grew up, but I'm already happier here than I have ever been. I feel like I fit in with the culture here much better than I did before; I'm suited to smaller towns, the warmer and friendlier people, having fewer commodities at one's fingertips but the ability to grow closer to people and to a community... it's wonderful! No one from home seemed to understand why I wanted to come here, but I know it's the right place for me.

I'm majoring in secondary education with certification in English and social studies, something which I care immensely about. Teaching has always been my passion, and when it comes to history and literature in particular... I cannot think of anything more important to study. These two things in concert create a whole understanding of humanity. We learn best by example, and history is all of the past experiences of people-- and then, the thoughts and feelings of those people can be understood through the stories they create. I'm so lucky to be here on scholarship to be able to pursue my dream! I'm thankful for that, every day. I'm going to do my best!

Today I've had this song stuck in my head all day. I love it dearly! Especially lately it's been special to me.
Please enjoy it!

I had to use my Free! icon because... I just got caught up on Eternal Summer. <3 I had been wanting to set aside time to write some more, since I haven't done that lately and it's quite necessary for the maintenance of my sanity, but... the most recent episode is better than any fic I could ever write! It's a delight. My OTP is so canon I can hardly even stand it. ^^

I miss my dog... I wish I could have a dog in the dorms! Currently I'm satiating myself with owning a large quantity of fish. That's good enough for now!

That's all for now! I'll update again sooner, I promise. ^^
Feeling Fine?: contentcontent
Words of Love: "Uso to Kagerou" - DaizyStripper
11 July 2014 @ 09:59 pm
I'm really quite bad at updating regularly... so sorry about that! Lately my life has been filled to the brim with final exams, university preparation, a musical tour and moving for the first time. So much has happened! So, there's been more than plenty to write about, I just haven't. I'm sitting down to start on that now. ^^

For now, check this out! I know next to nothing about Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler, but THE SONG. SID never fails to amaze, truly. I didn't know what to expect, as the only hint we've gotten regarding what the new song could be like is the powerfully-visual artist photo. Which, don't get me wrong, is sweet (especially Mao, who is looking, well, perfect as usual) BUT definitely a step away from what we've been seeing lately.
What we have is this:

[not my video. I only shamelessly spread the fangirling.]

If you need me, I'll be rolling on the floor, flailing my arms. Ladies and gentlemen, "ENAMEL".

~In other news, I just got my copy of Daizystripper's TRAGUS. It's everything I've hoped and dreamed of, and more. Expect a review soon. and I swear someday I will review BLESS and Restless too I just suck

Cheers! <3
Feeling Fine?: enthralledenthralled
06 May 2014 @ 08:55 pm
Hello everyone!

I'm here with some more icon posts! <3 Sorry it took so long~ I was drooling over maonyan

These sets feature Mao and Aki of SID, from their respective special-edition HUG photobooks.

✰ These are finished products, NOT to be used as bases.
✰ Do not steal. Stealing is wrong.
✰ Feel free to use any that you like! Please credit me, fuchsia_rainbow.
✰ Please do comment and let me know what you think! That matters a lot to me.

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Show me the Aki!Collapse )

Have a great day! <3

Latest fic updates:
"Windows to the Soul" // Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
"Absolution" // Fullmetal Alchemist
"Some Old Tragedy" // Doctor Who
"Not the One You Know" // Fullmetal Alchemist
"Melted, Broken" // Fullmetal Alchemist
Feeling Fine?: stressedstressed
Words of Love: "Wind of Gold" - L'Arc~en~Ciel
20 March 2014 @ 05:08 pm
I've been working up to this for a while! I'm here to review a truly lovely album that came into my life on the 12th of March. It ended up being quite the early birthday gift!
Here are my thoughts and impressions on the album OUTSIDER, the newest release by Japanese rock sensation SID.

All of my delusions are my own. These are thoughts and opinions that represent only me. Feel free to agree or disagree!

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I wanted to get this one out before I get all L'Arc-distracted~ Which I'm more than happy to do, of course! Sometime in the near future, I should be writing a fake-concert report about my live-training-wheels experience. ^^ So, look forward to that? Or something~


Latest fic updates:
"The Final Lie" // Fullmetal Alchemist
"Clairvoyance" // Fullmetal Alchemist
"By the Rules" // Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
"Simple Happiness" // Fullmetal Alchemist
Words of Love: "MUSIC" - SID
10 March 2014 @ 06:51 pm

I've been meaning to post an update about Things for a while, I'm just now getting to it! To be honest, I've not had the best of weeks, so let us take stock of the nicer things, shall we?
(and with a Patrick Stewart icon, who could possibly be sad? ^^)

My first-ever FMA fic won second place in last week's fma_fic_contest! I am so incredibly honored; everyone is so kind and generous in their feedback, it made me very happy. I have an entry in this week's contest as well, so I will post it in my writing journal as soon as the results are announced tomorrow.

So, so exciting-- I'm going to the live viewing of L'Arc-en-Ciel's March 22nd show in Chicago! I have never been to a live before, so this is like training wheels for me! ^^ I'm terribly excited, I can hardly contain it~ I love those people so very dearly...

It's also looking like I'll get to attend a convention this year~ Last year I was able to go to one and meet Vic Mignogna! I'm going with some of my dearest friends, including my lovable convention-going buddy from last year. I have not decided on a cosplay yet, but I will very likely chronicle that adventure here, when developments occur. ^^

Ooh, and my copy of SID's newest album OUTSIDER shipped yesterday! My previously most-recent purchase, a pre-ordered limited-edition "hug" single, spent about a week at the Chicago sorting facility, so I'm not expecting it to come terribly quickly, but I do hope it makes it in a reasonably timely manner! I won't read any reviews or anything until I've got it myself, so I won't be spoiled.

Finally, I FINALLY finished a couple of gifts to spread over at Iwatobi White Day. Once the big reveal is over, they will be going up at my writing journal as well, of course.

That's all! Just my life~

~ Loreley

Latest fic update: "Dreaming, Back-to-Back" // Fullmetal Alchemist
Feeling Fine?: busybusy
Words of Love: "Forbidden Lover" - L'Arc-en-Ciel
01 March 2014 @ 07:13 pm

Good evening! Or, depending on where you are, good morning perhaps!

I would just like to share my thoughts on SID's newest PV, "hug". I have a great reputation for overanalyzing things that I like-- that's why I study English! ^^
Here I will talk about the story, share thoughts, and explore the symbolism of the video. I won't be reviewing the song-- that's for another post!

All of my delusions are my own: they are only one interpretation of what SID's intentions could be. Feel free to agree or disagree!

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Thanks for reading! Please do share your thoughts/reactions, I'd love to know. <3

Give someone a HUG today!


Words of Love: "Hug" - SID (obviously)
25 February 2014 @ 08:59 pm
Good evening! <3

*confetti* It's my first icon post in my new journal! Worth celebrating ne~ I think so! I finished the last one today, so I'm quite excited about them.
(Sometime soon I'll get around to reposting all of my old icon sets, so they won't disappear!)

This is a set featuring Yuuya of SID, from his special-edition HUG photobook.

✰ These are finished products, NOT to be used as bases.
✰ Do not steal. Stealing is wrong.
✰ Feel free to use any that you like! Please credit me, fuchsia_rainbow.
✰ Please do comment and let me know what you think! That matters a lot to me.

Bring on the Yuuya!Collapse )

Thanks so much for stopping by <3 Have a big HUG from me!

Feeling Fine?: sleepysleepy
Words of Love: "Rakuen" - SID
23 February 2014 @ 01:48 pm

Once upon a time, I was very good at posting regularly. I finished things on-time. I didn't just talk about things, I did the things. until the fire nation attacked

I feel that I should update so my new journal isn't so bare!

I have a few little projects going this week~ I'm still working on updating my writing journal with all of my old fics as well as previously-unposted ones that I wrote during my Great Internet Hiatus. There's a lot of unrevised stuff in there... scary!

I posted my first-ever Fullmetal Alchemist fic as an entry in a writing contest; everyone has been very kind to me! For now you can see it at fma_fic_contest, and once the competition is over, I'll put it up on my journal. That was a very fun challenge, and I look forward to writing more FMA in the future!

I'm also participating in Iwatobi White Day; I recommend any and all Free! fans to participate by giving gifts! I have a locker of my own and am working on a couple of pieces to submit as gifts... you'll just have to wait and see about those! Shh <3

Various other fics of mine are waiting patiently to be written... my muse has been very restless these past few days! It's been a long time since it's been that way, so I'm very happy. Star Trek VOY is probably closest in the future :3

ALSO~ I'm working on icons featuring Olympic athletes such as Yuzuru Hanyu and Iouri Podladtchikov, and icons of SID's special-edition photobooks and the HUG PV! I will likely be posting a review/analysis of said song and PV as well in the near future.

~ Loreley

Feeling Fine?: gigglygiggly
Words of Love: The Pokemon Theme Song. Shh.
18 February 2014 @ 02:59 pm
Hello all!

Starting a new journal is hard work ne... I've been working on getting back with all of the communities I love, organizing my icon sets, moving fic over from my old journal to my new one and putting up stories that I haven't posted on LJ yet, but wrote a while back. It's a lot, but I'm not giving up! WASSHOI~

That being said, I did say that I would post updates here whenever I update my writing journal so everyone knows. Here's what I just put up!

Two shorter Harvest Moon fics, both Claire/Skye: here and here.

Two Free! fics, both NagiRei: here and here.

All four can also be found on FF.net.

Thanks for looking~ <3

~ Loreley
Feeling Fine?: accomplishedaccomplished
Words of Love: "Virtual Bansankai" - SID
17 February 2014 @ 08:13 pm

I feel it's an important subject to clarify: ships, that is. Who do I ship? Do you even want to hang around me or read what I have to say if I ship them? Oh my my! What are you going to think?

Any pairing I post fic-wise is likely going to be found on this list, and as such, I am open to writing requests for any ships listed here. Of course, I'm also very happy to talk about any/all!
I'll also note who my favorite character is, for reference. :3

Sorted by fandom. OTPs denoted.

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Thanks for taking a look! Have a great day. <3

~ Loreley
Where are we?: the couch
Feeling Fine?: amusedamused
Words of Love: "Hug" - SID