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1: What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before?

-I finished my first complete comics series. One that didn’t get dropped before the entire story was told. That was certainly a first.
-Oh yeah I joined a comics authors’ union (and it didn’t go too well, in the sense that I was pretty useless there)
-I tried to go vegetarian, or at least flexitarian. It’s not all completely going according to plan, but I’m making a lot of efforts. I cut off dairy products as well, more for digestion reasons than anything else, and that at least was a success.
-shotgun convention, where I made a fanzine, printed only a limited number of copies out, and sold everything in one day at a convention. It was the best idea ever.
-X-rayed my feet
-got sort of hit on in an onsen in Japan by a drunken lady ; it was really funny
-Also I obtained my 10-years immigration card !
-And there was a certain trip I went on but more on that below

2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

To tell the truth I kept none of them. One of them was : be more responsible, and I really don’t think I’ve achieved that. Also, « keep my bedroom clean as much as possible » and… hahaha. Yeah. No.

3: Did anyone close to you give birth?

OMG yes and it was the weirdest shit ever. Because it was a childhood friend to whom I can’t say I’m super close, exactly, but we get along really well, we’re somehow very alike and we’ve followed very similar paths in life… up to this point. So when her baby was born I was super weirded out, because it felt like it was something that had happened to me in an alternate universe, and on some level I felt sorry for me ? Like, the alternate universe me who had a baby ? Because I’m pretty sure it ruined her life as much as it would have ruined mine. Anyway. Super bizarre.

4: Did anyone close to you die?

No

5: What countries did you visit?

JAPAN. Trip of a lifetime. Felt a little weird at first because of all the expectations and fantasies I used to have about it. And when I arrived I didn’t take enough time to recover from jetlag so in the first few days I was kind of tired and depressed, but in retrospect it was a very good trip, even the times where I was off my tits with jetlag


I also went back to Mauritius in the summer but that’s not really the important part, that was just the usual with my family doing their best to get on my nerves.

6: What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?

Enough money to clear my debts… ? Also a published book, I didn’t have one this year.

7: What dates from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

18th of April, in Japan, where HunterxHunter was published in the Shônen Jump. It was very emotional for me.
And the few days I spent in Miyajima. It was so magical and out of this world.

8: What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Definitely completing my comics series Rhapsody, and also the third volume of Geek & Girly. It was huge for me. And that fanzine I managed to print and sell almost all by myself.

9: What was your biggest failure?

Completely failed to be more responsible as I said before
Haven’t sent my novel to a publisher, haven’t finished my other novel either. I haven’t lost hope or will to do so, I just need more time.

10: Did you suffer illness or injury?

In March I hurt my back pretty badly somehow, just before going to Japan which, if I hadn’t met the very best physiotherapist in Paris who completely cured me after only a few sessions, the whole trip would have been a real goddamn bitch, what with all the horrible futons I had to sleep on throughout the country.
In Miyajima I managed to hurt my knee while climbing down a mountain, which again would have been a bitch for the rest of my trip if I hadn’t gone to see a Japanese physical therapist who didn’t speak a word of English. The conversation in my shitty Japanese and gibberish will be something I’ll remember for the years to come (here’s another first : going to see the doctor in Japan)


Stand up like a soldier baby / Yeah I know you're built like that )
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I am so SICK of myself sometimes jesus

I was stuck in a rut with work and out of nowhere there’s this Italian artist who came to me to ask if I could be her scriptwriter; I check out her work, it’s quite good

So we chatted, and I thought, I wanna do something with Mongols, and I could make them gay Mongols, but also let’s add a whole bunch of politics and conspiracies because I love that shit, right

So I imagine a first storyline that’s quite simple because I haven’t gotten down to reseach yet, and i try to explain it to her via Skype, and I don’t know if it’s a problem of language or what but she says she understands nothing

I tell her, it's okay, maybe you'll understand better once I've written it down

And now I'm stuck again and I have zero motivation to work on the fucking thing -- I also have zero motivation to work on the rest of the stuff I have to do

Why does everything have to be so hard

I need people who feel excited by the stories I invent for them, that's what motivates me, but if I have to fucking drag their weight around as well I just lose all will to do anything, give me SOMETHING to get fuel in my tank fucking hell, I NEED ENCOURAGEMENT I AM AN ARTISTBABY CHANGE ME MY ARTISTNAPPIES

Where's my Akaashi when I need him I want one get me one

sevenswells: (This is not Sparta I am lost)
Trying to impress the Haikyuu!! fandom is a lot trying to impress my dad: it's long, difficult, painful, it takes a lot of effort, and it's never gonna happen.

(which is kind of freeing, actually)
sevenswells: (Colin Fucking Firth nO)
Meme piqué à [livejournal.com profile] jainas !

1. Votre fandom de l'année
J'ai écrit une seule fic en 2015, pour le fandom Kingsman, mais je dois dire que je me sens chez moi dans le tout petit fandom Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell où je me suis aussi fait quelques amis.

2. Votre film préféré vu cette année
Mad Max: Fury Road. Quelle claque. Quelle nostalgie pour le vrai cinéma que j'aime.

3. Votre livre préféré lu cette année

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, et The Ladies of Grace Adieu de Susanna Clarke (ce dernier que j'ai même probablement préféré!)

4. Votre album/chanson préféré écouté cette année
Ferma Zitella de Ludovico Enaudi
Je l'ai écoutée en boucle quand j'ai bossé comme jeune fille au pair dans le Sud et je m'imaginais être en Italie.

5. Votre série télé préférée vue cette année
Doctor Who
Non je déconne: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
Et en anime j'ai découvert Haikyuu!! que j'aime passionnément, c'est vachement bien comme série! Je m'oblige à laisser passer les semaines pour pouvoir en mater plein d'un coup et essayer de pas me prendre un méchant cliffhanger dans la gueule

6. Votre communauté LJ/DW préférée de l'année
J'ai été active sur [livejournal.com profile] amours_de_fans cette année, pour changer! Et j'ai même produit des recs pas trop mauvaises, même si à chaque fois j'ai pris cent ans à les écrire

6.5 Votre webcomic préféré de l'année

Je ne lis jamais de webcomics (pour diverses raisons) mais j'ai découvert Jo en 2015 et j'ai beaucoup aimé

7. Votre BD préférée de l’année
Ptain je sais même pas si j'en ai lu, dis-donc
Qu'est-ce que j'ai lu en 2015 en BD?? La colle... (bravo la meuf dont c'est supposé être le boulot O____o)

8. Votre découverte de l'année en fandom

J'ai découvert Bertie Carvel comme acteur (et comme militant de gauche, quel homme merveilleux) et je veux désormais suivre sa carrière
Et aussi Tom Hardy et les chiens.

9. Votre plus grosse déception de l'année en fandom
Spectre; film attendu pendant 3 ans (TROIS ANS) et qui s'avère en fait être nul à chier au final

10. Votre petit ami de fiction de l'année
Jonathan Strange (mon husbando)

11. Votre petite amie de fiction de l'année

Arabella Strange (ma waifu)

12. Vos moments de squee de l'année
Kingsman; Mr Darcy qui massacre des fondamentalistes dans une église en ayant l'air sexy -- et puis après toutes les interviews où le jeune Taron Egerton fangirlisait À MORT sur Colin Firth en le regardant avec les yeux de l'amour, et toutes les interviews en solo où Taron Egerton en profitait pour dire à quel point Colin Firth c'était le plus beau et le plus merveilleux... et après quand j'ai appris que le même Taron jouait l'amant de Tom Hardy dans Legend (soon. SOON). Du coup après j'ai développé un truc que j'ai pas trop compris pour Tom Hardy... je me suis tapé plein d'œuvres de sa filmographie cet été pour me sentir mieux, toujours quand je bossais comme au pair
Les explosions dans Mad Max (TOUT, dans Mad Max, en fait)
Au début de l'été, attendre chaque semaine un nouvel épisode de Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (j'étais déjà complètement accro). En faire un moment spécial, avec des pâtisseries et du thé. Ne pas rusher mon visionnage, apprécier au maximum.
En septembre-octobre, lire le bouquin de Susanna Clarke, et le serrer contre mon cœur à chaque fois que Jonathan... était juste Jonathan.
Découvrir que Jonathan est du même type MBTI que moi, ENFP, et enfin m'identifier à un personnage de fiction et pouvoir m'en faire un étendard.
Explorer un peu plus de cet univers chaque soir, quelques pages à la fois seulement, là aussi savourer au maximum. Faire pareil avec The Ladies of Grace Adieu reçu pour mon anniversaire.
Me bouffer toute la saison 1 de Haikyuu!! d'un coup malgré des deadlines à tenir, me sentir motivée à mort, mourir de mignonitude pour tous les persos de cet anime
Et enfin en fin d'année découvrir Babylon de Danny Boyle (où Bertie Carvel joue aussi) et tout regarder en restant accrochée à mon siège

13. Le vieux fandom qui vous manque le plus
Le fandom de Sherlock restera à jamais le meilleur fandom dans lequel j'ai jamais été, mais après The Abominable Bride je ne veux plus entendre parler de cette série; c'est comme pour Doctor Who, c'est bon, c'est mort et enterré pour moi, je vais juste chérir ce que j'ai déjà aimé et oublier le reste. (non je n'ai pas compté The Abominable Bride comme une déception, vu que je n'en attendais RIEN... et ils ont quand même réussi à me foutre en rogne, les connards)

14. Le fandom que vous n'avez pas encore essayé, mais vous en avez l'intention
J'espère que Legend a un bon fandom (je me suis fait une raison, je suis vouée à souffrir en n'entrant que dans des fandoms minuscules toute ma vie XD); en tout cas j'entends bien lire les fics
Et j'ai adoré Babylon aussi, une série policière de Danny Boyle sortie en 2014 -- série que je n'ai commencé à mater que parce que j'avais lu des fics, et c'était des fics TROP. BIEN. Par contre... voilà quoi, hyper-minuscule fandom, pas beaucoup de fics. Et il n'y aura sans doute pas de saison 2 de la série, ce qui est sérieusement nul.

15. Vos plus grandes espérances de fan pour la nouvelles année

Legend, donc, qui sort le 20 janvier (j'espère vraiment qu'il est bien)
Heuuuuuu le reste de la saison 2 de Haikyuu!! que j'ai entamée et qui est déjà très bien(?)
Je sais pas, j'ai pas énormément d'attentes fandomesques pour 2016; JS&MN n'aura pas de suite, la suite en bouquin n'est annoncée nulle part, pas de suite de Babylon comme je l'ai dit plus haut...

HA! Si: la saison 3 de Peaky Blinders... dont je ne sais absolument pas QUAND elle va être diffusée (et j'ai grand peur que ce soit à la fin de l'année, urgh). J'ai un gros boner pour cette série, par contre j'anticipe énormément qui Tommy va épouser (et si jamais le personnage de Charlotte Riley, May Carleton, tombe dans un trou scénaristique et on en entend plus parler, je vais être ultra vénère). Si Tommy épouse Grace et qu'il la trompe avec May parce que c'est May qu'il aime vraiment, ça me va. May est un personnage tellement mille fois plus intéressant que l'autre blonde, là... pfffff

[EDIT] ET LE RETOUR DE KARIM DEBBACHE!!!!!!!!!!!
sevenswells: (Dear Blog (Sherlock))
Answered all the questions in this meme on tumblr, cos why the hell not

1: What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?


-Working as an au pair (for three months)
-Negotiating two publishing contracts at the same time.
-Buying dresses online
-Taking care of a plant

2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?


Let's see, my resolutions last year were:
-ask for my French nationality -- didn't happen but I did ask for a 10-years immigration permit
-write and create more easily -- well these past months have been quite good in terms of doing my job and not in a too painful way, so yeah, one point for me
-read more books -- that didn't happen. Last year I read about 30 books, this year it was around half that.
-pay my debts -- I only started doing that, but didn't clear my slate entirely (I'm actually far from that)

Futures tricked by the past )
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Look at this tiny fucking tree

it's the tiniest tree



And because I'm a fucking child and I give names to all my stuff all the time, I call him Mithra
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Guess who's a mighty big schmoop?



We’ve come a long way together - a Noelian fanmix (Noel Fielding/Julian Barratt)

1. You’re Gorgeous - Babybird

2. Praise You - Fatboy Slim

3. Teenage Dream - Glee Cast

4. Something About Us - Daft Punk

5. Your Woman - White Town

6. Tearjerker - Red Hot Chili Peppers

7. Speechless - Lady Gaga

8. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

(bonus track) Can’t Help Falling In Love - Ingrid Michaelson

[[[LISTEN HERE]]] @ 8tracks
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Finally, this is my "His Last Vow" review, full of swearing and spoilers. Anyone is welcome to debate it, because if I missed something I want to know and I want to understand what the fuck was going on in this episode.


Last warning: SPOILERS for His Last Vow (also lots and lots of swearing) )

You know what? After all is said and done, I love hiatus. I love this fandom, I love its theories, I love its crack, I love its art, manips, vids, meta, fanfictions that are so much better than the original material. Yes there are crazy annoying people in it but those people would be crazy and annoying with or without the show, whereas what the fans express as love (and not hate) in this fandom is unique and beautiful and to me shines better and brighter than anything else in the world.
And now I can say I probably enjoy the hiatus between each season more than I enjoy the show.
I love you, Sherlock fandom, and this is all that matters in the end.

P.S.: and you, Mystrade shippers, are the most ADORABLE shippers this side of the galaxy
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Because making a snow Dalek and then cosplaying it for no reason is 100% valid use of my time

DSC06234

Basically, RUN )
sevenswells: (INCREDIBLY GAY Lelouch (Code Geass))
Billet Skyfall

So awesome. So awesome.

Today was the day of my birthday *party* (yes because I celebrate my birthday twice in a week that's just how I roll) and we went to see Skyfall in the morning.

Spoilers and other stuffs under the cut )
sevenswells: (WTF (Big Bang Theory))
Once upon a time, I swore to [livejournal.com profile] berylia that I would absolutely NOT go see the new James Bond movie.

"The first one was crap," said I, "the second one was SUPER crap, so I'm drawing a line in the fucking sand here, this stops now do you hear me, there's NO WAY IN HELL I'm going to see that third one, I'm not STUPID, okay."
"Oh," said the wench in return, "but did you know that the lovely, lovely Ben Whishaw is going to play Bond's new Q wearing hipster glasses and that there's already fic about a Bond/Q pairing, and there's even a name for that ship, it's called "00Q", isn't that cute...?"
"askjfhfsdgfdkulifdkjhsfdhj," said I with foam around my mouth.

So! I haven't even seen the movie yet but I've accepted my fate, and I'm already drawing porn. Sketch, James Bond/Q with Daniel Craig as Bond and Ben Whishaw as Q, NC-17 and not worksafe, it has been inspired by this gif I've found on tumblr (careful, not safe for work either), I'll post a cleaned-up version later.

Hold your breath and count to ten )
sevenswells: (Getting a job is dull (Sherlock))
Here's how each and every episode of Teen Wolf goes:


Spoilers (well... more or less) under the cut )

GALAXIES

Jul. 16th, 2012 10:25 pm
sevenswells: (TARDIS)
MOTHERFUCKING GALAXIES

ON MY FINGERNAILS

I'm ready to go lead me into the light )
sevenswells: (I'm a passionate and impulsive woman)
90s revival

I have no idea what I'm singing really loud in public most of the time, until I do, and then it's too late.
Ditto singing NIN's "Closer". True story.
sevenswells: (Spike bitch please (Buffy TVS))
So, yeah, I saw Prometheus. Suffice to say I was not pleased.

Prometheus

Please don't tell me that the film "brings more questions than answers" and that I didn't understand its point. It's not about the "metaphysical" questions that don't find answers, it's about basic common logic that just doesn't work in the plot. There are movies that are supposed to be a bit obscure and provoke questions and thoughts, and then there's just shoddy writing. Guess in which category Prometheus falls in.

Rant continues under the cut )



And this review by Maddox, you don't even have the complete list all the plotholes and incoherences and logic!fails contained in Prometheus. I swear, I could list even more of them. God.

I don't understand this era we live in. No, honestly, I don't. This crap, a prequel to The Thing, a remake of Total Recall... Why? Is our age the doom of pop culture? Where we keep repeating stuff and make it less interesting that it was?

sevenswells: (Even sexy ass vampires have paperwork)


It is my firm belief that reading gay porn makes me MIGHTY.
sevenswells: (You are NOT a beautiful snowflake (FMA))



In France, we call bachelorette parties "enterrement de vie de jeune fille", which literally means, "maiden's life burial".
I was part of the organization for a friend's, and so we spent the afternoon at the Père Lachaise cemetery to bury her symbolically (amongst many other things, boy that day was a very busy day)
In this picture I am Death incarnate, the "maiden" sitting on the bench is (was) the bachelorette in question.
sevenswells: (Oh my God it's full of penises)
I'm a bit sick of people whining bitterly (particularly on Dumblr) about how Sherlock fans are only interested in porn and slash.
That is not true. Not that there's anything wrong with being only interested in porn and slash in my opinion, but it is. Not. True.
I'll be the first to admit that I love my porn. Most of my rec posts contain fics where Sherlock and John are going at it like rabbits, because I'm a sexual being, and that's the prism with which I view the world; I won't apologize for it.
But as it turns out, my favourite fic in the whole fandom is [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis 's The Anatomist. It's wonderfully written, it's not centered on a romantic relationship, there is no porn in it and not even hints of Sherlock/John. And I'm the biggest porn enthusiast and romantic schmoop I know. Go figure.
I can't even think of one fandom where people won't ask for moar porn in their comments and where porny fics are not more popular than plotty ones.
But I think we're actually doing fairly well in the Sherlock fandom. It's not perfect, I guess no fandom is, but it really is not that bad.
There are dark fics, casefics, funny comedy fics with no romantic relationship whatsoever, fics where Sherlock is 100% asexual and not touching John one bit -- or anyone else for that matter... and I know for a fact that some of them are quite popular, too. Like it or not, there is diversity in the Sherlock fandom, maybe more than in some others. Of course there is a crushing majority of Sherlock/John slash (and I'm the first to support it), but I don't agree with the picture those bitter fans are depicting where there is absolutely no place or recognition for anything else.
In this fandom, I wrote one fic where there was S/J porn (after several paragraphs of idiotic comedy involving spray bottles and giant crabs), one fic that was mainly about food with a bit of slash in the end with nothing more explicit than a kiss between Sherlock and John, one fic about Mycroft's brotherly relationship to Sherlock with a mini-squinty hint at a possible romantic relationship between Sherlock and John, and one ficlet about nothing in particular, just Sherlock and John drinking tea on New Year's Day.
I consider that they all got a good deal of appreciation from readers, each at their own level, and I didn't even get one comment about making any of the ones that didn't contain sex "more porny", and I didn't feel any underlying frustration in any comment either.
So I don't know what the people who complain about that are actually doing, but maybe, MAYBE they're doing it wrong, and it has nothing to do with rabidly horny fans looking desperately for slash and porn everywhere.

Sorry about the rant, but I got really annoyed in ways I didn't even expect and I had to write about it.
sevenswells: (Shut up you were thinking it's annoying)
So recently there's been a few (a lot) of crossover fanarts Sherlock/The Phantom of the Opera. I have to say, I am horrified.


Why do people like the Phantom's character? Why do people think it's a "beautiful love story"? I don't get it. The same people might shun Twilight because the main female character gets repeatedly abused by the main male character who's a total dick, which is true, but they don't see that the Phantom of the Opera is the exact same shit -- no, actually it's even worse.


The Phantom is a murderer, a psychopath, a blackmailer, a stalker, a kidnapper, a thief, a terrorist -- there is absolutely no redeeming quality about him, he's as ugly on the inside as he is on the outside. If Christine feels any love for him, then she must have developed some serious Stockholm syndrome. Granted he taught her how to sing, but that just gave him a Pygmalion complex and he thinks he owns her, because of course he would also be jealous and possessive on top of it all. What a cock.


Then there's the Quasimodo complex. Why do beautiful women must absolutely fall in love with ugly men who love them? Why do they have to make the special effort to "see their inner beauty"? Because if Esmeralda doesn't love Quasimodo back, well then she's a superficial bitch. Throughout countless stories, ugly guys force their love upon beautiful women and those women are supposed to do all the work and appreciate their personality in return and overcome the ugliness that they see. While those guys certainly didn't fall for said women because they liked their conversation and wits in the first place.
Although Quasimodo did have, supposedly, a pure, beautiful soul inside a monstrous body. Which, again, is completely NOT the case with the Phantom.
And what if the Phantom was an ugly woman instead of a man? An ugly, murdering, thieving, stalking (etc etc) woman who kidnaps and mind-fucks a handsome male singer? I'm pretty sure nobody would have found excuses for her and thought that their "love story" was "beautiful".



What is it about the Phantom of the Opera, seriously?

Still alive

Aug. 9th, 2011 01:44 pm
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[EDIT] SA MÈRE LA PUTE DES NEIGES, bonne décision de pas sortir aujourd'hui: Sherlock filming interrupted because of approaching looters.

Un petit mot pour dire que je suis toujours à Londres mais que je suis en vie quand même ^^ Y'a eu cramage de bâtiments à Croydon ce qui n'est pas très loin de là où je suis (même plutôt près), un peu de bordel à Wimbledon (globalement toujours dans le coin), mais jusqu'ici y'a pas eu d'incidents dans ma bourgade.

Du coup je reste terrée dans la maison de ma cousine en attendant la fin de mon séjour (c'est pas que je suis parano, mais bon, ça me saoûlerait d'être coincée dans un trou paumé parce qu'il y a eu du bordel sur les lignes de train). De touteuf j'ai de quoi m'occuper entre le boulot (Geek & Girly 3, oué... ce connard de Baptiste me prend le chou et ça fait quatre jours que je bloque, je vous raconte pas mon état) et A Dance With Dragons (j'en suis à peu près au quart, ou au tiers, kekchoz comme ça... les chapitres avancent à une allure d'escargot, il abuse le Martin...)(par contre j'ai remarqué que Stannis Baratheon m'apparaît soudain beaucoup plus sympathique comme perso quand je l'imagine incarné par Christopher Eccleston).

Je reviens à Paris jeudi soir. Après, le programme ça va être:

-finir mes commissions (j'en ai deux à honorer)
-finir le scénar de Mytho épisode 3
-retaper une ultime fois quelques pages du scénar de Rhapsody (eh oué, quand y'en a plus y'en a encore, sérieux le 46CC c'est vraiment un format pénible)

Après ça, je serai plus ou moins libre. J'aimerais bien en profiter pour résoudre mes problèmes administratifs (permis de séjour, sécurité sociale... ça promet d'être passionnant) et puis finir/commencer mes fics en souffrance... l'écriture récréative me manque.

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