oh_darling: (Default)
2012-01-01 12:00 am

{ why hello, world }

image | handwriting | model unknown 

+ Go ahead and add me if you like; commenting is appreciated but not required. ♥
I'll add you back (so long as you are not a spambot). 

If you are curious as to what you are not seeing...
+ The majority of my entries remain unlocked.
+ Exceptions to the rule are personal or not applicable to the general public. 
oh_darling: (cuddles please)
2011-12-15 12:00 am

:D ?

So it's winter break now, and I've been chilling around baking way too many yummy things just because I can. Then I stumbled across a veeeeeery old (and by old I mean truly ancient) manga colouring I did several years ago. I cringed inside and got to thinking: I wonder if I've improved at all in spite of not colouring a thing since then...
To put it mildly, I was pleasantly surprised. I'm still very rough (what are backgrounds? what are clothes? who needs hair?) and I work ridiculously slowly, but I'm happy with the final image for now. :P

here we go again... )
finally getting creative

Post Script -- Fanmix headed your way pretty soon if all goes according to plan. ;)
oh_darling: (you're waiting for a kick but it's here)
2011-09-05 08:48 pm



i feel like i'm forgetting something... maybe because i packed almost everything today

Post Script -- I'll be incommunicado for a week or so, since the day I arrive is the day I leave again on a pre-school trip. :D
oh_darling: (just beyond reach)
2011-08-29 09:02 pm
Entry tags:


Because [livejournal.com profile] sickletongue is a boss. So go and be original. ♥

oh_darling: (you and me)
2011-08-25 11:59 pm

bang bang bang! + meme

I'm leaving for college in less than two weeks (eeeeeek!) but I've signed up for two Big Bangs nonetheless.

[livejournal.com profile] bigbang_mixup was too hard to resist. I've only just signed up but I've already finished one mix and begun another. [livejournal.com profile] teenwolfbbang is also going swimmingly, but at a much more sedated pace because I write like a snail crawling through cheesecake. Very slowly indeed. I wish that I could reveal more, but you'll just have to wait until posting time rolls around to find out!

I probably won't update too often (like I do anyway, haha, sorry) until I'm all settled in at my dorm, the one farthest from just about everything on campus. But feel free to pester me with college questions anyway. :D
ten days meme... )

game-changer straight ahead

Post Script -- I've failed spectacularly at learning to screenprint t-shirts this summer. I've also failed at doing the summer reading (ECONOMICS, OKAY. DNW.), maintaining a sparkly-clean room, and figuring out how to bake french silk mini-tarts. That last one will have to be remedied immediately. Or at least before I go visit my BFF at her dorm.
oh_darling: (so cute)
2011-07-21 01:47 am

*see icon*

That icon? It's basically what my expression is like right now (don't be fooled by the "energetic" mood, it's sort of lying to you!).

I'm being dragged in so many different directions by a ridiculous amount of ideas that I can't even settle down to work on one. I just feel like flailing all over the place, giddy with shiny new fandoms and weird but enthralling addictive AUs oh gosh so many AUs...
So I'm turning to you, flist (and any random journal stalkers). Be as encouraging or stern as you like in the face of this, this complete craziness. :D

I have so many snippets lying around that it would be virtually impossible to even remember all that I have started, let alone get them somewhat organized. Instead, I'll just list out a couple of ideas that are squabbling for my attention. If you have favourites, don't be a teacher. POINT THEM OUTTTTTT... Of course, if you can't decide, go ahead and ask for elaboration or more snippets or whatever you please. Squee, prompt, scold, you know how it goes. 

And here we go! ♥

bleach, the eagle, inception, star trek xi, x-men: first class, lots and lots of stuff )

oh_darling: (from the corner of my eye)
2011-06-06 06:00 pm
Entry tags:

looking good, summer. looking good.

(p.s. i was valedictorian.)

The end.

Just kidding!
It's been a couple of days already, but it already feels quite strange to no longer be attending high school (gosh I feel so young). I'm still avoiding setting up for college, although I should probably get to worrying about it. Maybe in a month or so...

But anyway, the past four years have been a lot of fun despite being over-the-top hectic at times. I'm glad that the early start of summer has given me the opportunity to catch up with all of my old friends, and I'm looking forward to doing so for the rest of our time together, too. I wasn't expecting to have quite so much time to myself, but I've been enjoying it -- biking, bowling, sketching, colouring, reading, and laughing at life in general has been taking up my time.

I haven't meant to be so sporadic in my comments and squees with everyone, so I'm sorry for that. I'm always saying "it's been a while" every time I post, and I hope not to do that again this summer. If I can, I may try to post much more than I usually do, because there will likely be a bit of dead silence at the start of college.

With that all in mind, let's catch up!
Let's swap questions. All topics open, excluding super specific ones that will wind up giving out too much personal information.Gif parties also welcome, obviously. ;D

(in) Love (with you),
oh_darling: (dream a little bigger darling)
2011-03-10 07:52 pm

eames/arthur fanmix: you don't need another vice

{ you don’t need another vice }

I’m useless when it comes to resisting temptation (okay, that’s been established pretty well by now), and the idea behind this particular fanmix struck me pretty hard. There have already been plenty of mixes focusing on the history between these two, but I wanted to take that whole concept, rip it apart, and put it back together as something entirely different. In doing so, I decided to run with the somewhat-popular notion that either or both of these men are ex-military (which was actually still pretty original back months ago when I first started, haha)—but on opposite sides. This is the result.

Initially, I had planned for this to be dark and compact, but as you can see, it didn’t quite turn out that way. The concept behind it evolved as I went along, and the music reflects that. Since I doubt that I'll ever get around to writing it, I'll disclose the original storyline I had for this:
Arthur and Eames are acquainted as agents currently cooperating internationally. Then Eames winds up being an operative who went rogue after a job gone wrong (who conned his way back inside and managed to charm Arthur before taking off with classified information [a PASIV actually]). It turns out that Arthur is assigned the task of tracking him down in order to silence him. This ultimately leads to Arthur leaving the military.
all it took was a killing spree and the whole world was lying at your feet )
{ .zip }
oh_darling: (a beacon in the darkness)
2011-03-09 10:15 pm

why isn't it tomorrow yet?

Finally, finally, finally finished up the art for the fanmix that's been done for the past several months.

Yes, I sure did take my own sweet time, haha. Long story short, I was looking for appropriate pictures (which somehow required the watching of several movies and an entire miniseries) to use in the covers -- and, funny, I didn't even wind up using any of those in the end. Alas. Oh well, I'm in the process of prepping for the upload and formatting and whatnot, but I doubt that it will be up tonight.
Most likely sometime tomorrow evening, then.

Just a little something to look forward to, if that's how you roll. :)

lovelovelove you all!  
oh_darling: (dream a little bigger darling)
2011-01-23 02:25 pm

(no subject)

I've gotten tangled up in life (and probably will do so again later in the year) but for now, finals are over. Yes.
I've been so busy that I haven't had much time for reading or commenting, let alone personal projects, but I've been working my way through one in particular, so you can expect to see a little something or two from me soon! ♥♥♥

see you soon(er)

Post Script -- How's life been? Drop me a line. :D
oh_darling: (antigravity)
2010-09-26 08:52 pm


Has it really been nearly a month since I last said hello?
Well, hello then. :D

I've been fairly busy, but have still found the time to start working on something else. You can probably guess what it is, but since it's a belated birthday present of sorts and still kind of wandering around in antigravity, I'm keeping my mouth shut.

hopefully you'll hear from me a lot sooner near time
oh_darling: (you and me)
2010-09-02 10:19 pm

about the new linking policy... (solution)

Most of you are probably already aware that LJ has added a new feature. And most of you are probably not in love with it. Same here.
Luckily, I stumbled across this post by [livejournal.com profile] emiliglia (quoted below), which has thankfully solved the issue for me.


"The following line of code, though, doesn't just hide the repost boxes to you like the Greasemonkey code for Firefox going around does. It completely removes the option for everyone viewing your journal or community. I've done it for this comm as well as my personal journal.

1. Go to Journal > Journal Style

2. Go to Customize your theme

3. Go to Custom CSS

4. Copy and paste .b-repost-item {display:none} (make sure you're just getting the bolded text) into the Custom stylesheet

5. Save changes

Now not only can you not crosspost comments, but anyone viewing your account can't either. This doesn't get rid of the reposting option when you're making a new entry, but at least that one's easy to avoid."

I love all of my friends irl, really, but... well. It'll be a lot less awkward if they don't know just how well I write porn. :P


Hope this was of some use to those of you currently worrying!

perfectly happy while disconnected 

EDIT: Supposedly, the following line of code is applicable to more layout styles. Thanks for pointing this out, [livejournal.com profile] februaryfour ! :D

.b-repost-item, FORM#qrform > TABLE[style="border: 1px solid black;"]:last-child TD[style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;"]:first-child { display: none !important; }

EDIT 2: Tired of that ridiculous "repost to settings" box? Kiss it goodbye. Thanks for the code, [livejournal.com profile] chrysa ! :D

#qrformdiv table strong{display:none !important}
#qrformdiv table a{display:none !important}

oh_darling: (suit!porn)
2010-08-18 09:38 pm

eames/arthur fanmix (again): so if you flash your heart

{ so if you flash your heart }

...I couldn’t resist. Written words aren’t cooperating just yet (except for smutty ones... which is nothing new), but my ever-expanding music collection was more than thrilled to provide inspiration. So here’s another fanmix—considerably smaller and louder and more diverse this time, but hopefully just as enjoyable.

The name of the game is the evolution of a relationship—from casual flirting to denial to (literal) explosions to hesitantly falling in love. Plus unresolved sexual tension, ‘cause baby, that’s just how these two roll.
(In spite of this, the cover art somehow wound up being muted and somber, sorry about that, by the way.)

As always, thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated. This one is pretty experimental. ♥

I didn't know where this was going when you kissed me... )

{ .zip }

oh_darling: (Default)
2010-08-15 08:39 pm

*quietly kicks self*

Dear Incorrigible Self,

It would be greatly appreciated if you could cease to allow yourself to become distracted by the thought of making more fanmixes. Since it first appeared that one was not enough to satisfy your overwhleming love for this new fandom, you have started in on a second and have henceforth been neglecting your writing. This is unacceptable, but I suppose you had best just go ahead and get it out of your system.

No Love,

Post Script -- Well, since I'm all over it anyway, can anyone point me to a gallery (or three) of decent/high quality Tom Hardy pictures? I feel horribly awkward asking this, but I'm not being creepy. Really. I need more resource images to make graphics for covers.
I've already got JGL covered like white on rice. Several times over, lol.

Post Post Script -- Because I am such an indecisive slacker who lacks inspiration right now, followers of the Inception Kink Meme can point me to your favourite prompts. Who knows, maybe you might get porn out of it? ;D
oh_darling: (you draw my gaze)
2010-08-06 05:13 pm

oh, baby~ ♫

It's not even my birthday yet but between all of the goings-on of late, I'm already ridiculously pleased.
I don't much care for shindigs, so I'd be totally cool with it passing by right now anyway. ♥

Things that are making me really happy right now include:
-excellent music stuck on repeat that makes me want to dance and never stop
-sexy new gray pencil skirt and purple flats that I just bought myself
-this beautiful contemporary dance that breaks my heart a little bit more every time I see it (You give me sexy men and angst and my favourite choreographer plus one of my favourite musical artists and ask me not to ship it all so hard? I'll call you crazy.)
-a new round of the kink meme that's taken over my life
-bumping into old and new friends alike
-going to the movies and laughing so hard I can't breathe
-being in the mood to write, finally
-et cetera, et cetera, et cetera... ;)

oh_darling: (longing)
2010-08-04 05:47 pm

eames/arthur fanmix: like i will be missing you

{ like i will be missing you }

So far all of the fanmixes already cranked out for these two have been incredible and sexy and upbeat and all about taking names, but I wanted to try and explore a different aspect of their relationship. One that might eventually come to pass, no matter how much they wish it wouldn’t—limbo.

the rules don't count when you're goin' down... )
{ .zip }

oh_darling: (a beacon in the darkness)
2010-08-01 09:10 pm

"you musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling..."

After seeing Inception, the following things have happened (although not necessarily in this order):

a) I now have a bigger suit!kink than ever.
b) I'm the tiniest bit in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's acting.
c) Fanmixes from this movie have taken over my playlist.
d) I've made a massive Eames/Arthur fanmix (will be up in the near future), which then kickstarted the thought of having miniature written moments interspersed with the tracks, which then somehow evolved into me considering just writing accompanying fic instead. We'll see what happens...

*happily drowning in new sharply-dressed fandom* 

Post Script -- Point me to some fantastic Inception icons, please? I'm thinking of swapping out sets soon.
oh_darling: (douwata)
2010-07-18 11:28 am
Entry tags:

(no subject)

...I entered. :P
It's good practice for manga colouring, although it was quite the time crunch! (Especially since I have a tendency to just colour full-scale, and I only found out about the contest halfway through the week.)
If I'm not eliminated right away, I'll post up all of my partially coloured panels (and their icons) at a later date.

Graphics-inclined people should participate next round, too! (Or maybe this round? I'm not too clear on the rules about joining in mid-contest...) It's loads of fun either way.

the world's bright and beautiful


oh_darling: (you and me)
2010-06-06 10:32 pm

real life, thy name be chuck norris.

Ugh, real life has been kicking my butt lately.
Projects and finals and everything has just been piling up lately. I can't wait until summer break, if only for the chance to finally catch up on some things so that I can obliverate my makeshift to-do list and then probably make a new one.
Sorry for the lack of contact and lateness of replies as of late. (Has it really been that long since I posted here? Really? :O)

MY LIFE UPDATE(S): { in five words or less }
-001- Too many tests. Damn it.
-002- Seriously considering ambidexterity. Will write.
-003- School, please be over soon.
-004- Also considering more art projects.
-005- Shiny new fandoms are shiny.
-006- I have developed an aesthetique. (!?)
-007- It's time to improve flexibility.
-008- Music appreciation is a must.
-009- Math should seriously suck it.
-010- ...So should scheduling conflicts.
-011- Do I need glasses again?
-012- Note to self: play viola.
-013- Next year will be amazing.
------ (I am stopping for now.)

Chuck Norris sleeps with his pillow under his gun.

(Post Script -- There's no such thing as being too tired for a Chuck Norris joke.)

oh_darling: (cuddles please)
2010-04-27 09:56 pm

a hellish couple of weeks coming up (no pun intended)

To quote / paraphrase unapologetically from the front page, [livejournal.com profile] spnland is an interactive community that encourages its members (all of whom have been sorted into one of three teams, each vying to win the Apolocalypse, SUPERNATURAL-style) to participate in a wide variety of challenges.

Challenges can involve just about anything -- from a fanmix to a crossword to an alternate universe writing assignment. There's something for everyone, and who doesn't love a little friendly competition and a good handful of prompts to get you going?

(If you do decide to take part in [livejournal.com profile] spnland, when you fill out your application please mention that you were referred by me.)

--- (end spiel :D) ---
Ack, the next couple of weeks are going to be a complete headache... crammed full with standardized tests and projects (group ones too, ugh) and presentations and all sorts of unpleasantries.
Hopefully I'll have a bit more spare time to myself afterwards, though. I could really use a week off right about now. I haven't made much headway at all on my to-do list, even if I have started clearing away a bit of the creative block lately (random unexpected challenges have that sort of effect on me, I suppose).  

*trying to recuperate*

Post Script -- How's life been treating you lately? <3