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Daryth Lei
10 February 2011 @ 06:48 pm
 As the title states, there are much better things I could be doing with my life. Like sleeping off this bug I've caught, for instance.
But I love Homestuck, dang it, and I got a decent result from this thing I found, so... yeah.

You are the Outlaw of Imagination in the Land of Light and Waterfalls.
Your chumHandle is linguisticAnomaly..

If you don't know what Homestuck is, it's an amazing webcomic (that is sometimes a flash animation, and sometimes an interactive game) which is hilarious, intelligent (and at times unashamedly stupid), ridiculous, epic and emotionally charged all at the same time. It's also one of only three webcomics I check daily, and the only one I check multiple times a day for updates. 
You can check it out here, if you want. I will admit that it starts off kinda slow, but the story eventually gets immensely complex and wonderful, and an archive binge will take you the better part of a week (if your schedule's anywhere near as messed up as mine, haha).

Jegus, people, check it out already!
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Daryth Lei
09 February 2011 @ 08:33 am
 Well, considering I've been too sick to do much other than lie around the house, fall asleep in class and miserably fail at any attempt to do something productive (like, say, write), I decided to do something completely random.

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Sprinting on the tarmac, wielding a sharpened screwdriver, cometh Daryth! And she gives an ominous howl:

"For the love of carnage and discord, I bring darkness and mayhem until everything has croaked!"

Find out!
Enter username:
Are you a girl, or a guy ?

created by beatings : powered by monkeys

There. I personally like the screwdriver bit, though they obviously mistook "sharpened" for "sonic"...
Current Mood: sicksick
Daryth Lei
06 February 2011 @ 09:55 pm
Title: Voices of Home (3/4)
Rating: PG, later chapters PG-13
Summary: After they leave El Dorado, Tulio, Chel and Miguel suddenly find themselves facing a language barrier.
Genre: Angst/Supernatural... I guess? 
Characters/Pairings: Tulio, Miguel, Chel
Words: 1438
Notes: Hey, remember when I posted the first two parts of this back in February of last year? Neither do I. But I swear that I’ll finish it in less than a year… promise! Thanks as per usual to my beta, freelancetitan 
And because I know that nobody remembers what happened already, here's links to the first two chapters (on the eldorado comm as well as more edited versions at my shiny new ffn account :O):
Part 1 | Part 2 | Fanfiction.net

Over the next few days, Tulio found himself spending a disturbing amount of time seriously considering Chel's theory.Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Daryth Lei
27 January 2011 @ 12:23 pm
Title: Five Times Miguel Stayed Behind (...and one time he didn't)
Rating: PG
Summary: My first attempt at a five-times fic and completely un-beta'd. Please forgive my inability to write drabbles. Slight angst warning.
Genre: General
Characters/Pairings: Miguel (doy), Tulio, Chel, OCs
Words: 627

Onwards...Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: The Trail We Blaze - Elton John
Daryth Lei
13 January 2011 @ 04:58 pm
Title: Out of the Rain
Rating: G
Summary: Miguel gets a cold. Set pre-movie.
Characters/Pairings: Tulio, Miguel, slash-if-you-squint I guess.
Words: 905 
Notes: Thanks yet again to freelancetitan who beta-d this :)

Pure fluff ensues.Collapse )
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Someday Out of the Blue - Elton John
Daryth Lei
10 January 2011 @ 10:39 am
 Welp, it's New Year's. 
Goodbye, 2010, and hello 2011... albeit a few days late.

tl;drCollapse )

So, here's to a new year! Looking ahead, it seems like anything is possible - I look forward to SHENANIGANS with choir and my new band(!), potentially becoming a minor internet celebrity (if I ever actually get around to buying that video camera), and finding more opportunities to find exactly who I am and to be that person.

Current Location: Supposed to be in class >_>
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
Daryth Lei
06 December 2010 @ 05:04 pm
 Welp, I did it. 

Finished NaNo for the second year in a row (woot woot!), and am currently "detox-ing'' by... typing up last year's. What's wrong with me again?

Some info on my busy life as of late, as well as some of the strange and nerdy projects I have picked up.Collapse )
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Daryth Lei
19 November 2010 @ 11:02 am
Well, it's November. I'm in the middle of writing a novel, and it's starting to stagnate a bit (as it always does around Week Three for me), but I'm plugging ahead. Seeing as I totally forgot to even mention what I'm writing about this year, I will be lazy and copy-past the summary I wrote for my NaNo page into here: 

A Practitioner in the modern world, out of touch with human life and in self-imposed exile from the Practitioner community, Samuel Thorn is a man adrift, barely scraping by on the money he earns from articles in botany and biology journals. Living alone, researching his plants and keeping himself as distanced from the world as possible (except for his aggressively cheerful upstairs neighbor, who won't stop harassing him), Samuel is content.
Fate, however, has other plans.

Samuel's quiet life is disrupted violently when Theodore Blaise, a young Practitioner on the run for reasons even he doesn't know appears on his Boston doorstep, badly injured. Samuel's reluctant decision to help the boy leads to his apartment being burned down and his being drawn back into a world that he could have happily lived without ever again seeing.
tl;dr - It's a story about a misanthropic wizard living in Boston who gets dragged kicking and screaming back into the supernatural community by way of a bleeding kid on his doorstep. And everyone is angsty. EVERYONE.

It's fun to write, up to a point, but this other story (a road-trip story, with almost not magic in it at all, WHAAAAT) has been attacking my consciousness lately, and that combined with midterms, job-hunting and helping organize two library events so far (Harry Potter party was last night, I dressed as Draco Malfoy from AVPM, it ROCKED), my wordcount is sadly behind by about... oh, nearly 4,000 words as of today. not as bad as my first year, where I crapped out after 15k, but still. I really hope to crack 30k today, so wish me luck!

In other news, I GOT A JOB. This combined with my newfound status as a University student makes me feel quite grown up. It's almost weird. :P Even better, I got a job at a bookstore! Yes, it's Chapters (which according to a few of my friends is basically the Antichrist of bookstores), but it's a JOB AT A BOOKSTORE. You seriously think that I'm going to turn something like that down? I get a 30 percent discount on books, fer chrissakes! Plus, seeing as one of the possible futures I'm interested in is owning/working for an independent bookstore, just getting some experience working for a bookstore in general, getting a feel for how the place works, is potentially helpful. And it might make McNally Robinson look a little closer at my resume the next time I try applying there (yes, I know that they only hire people with BAs at least, but a girl can dream, right?) . Tonight's my  Orientation , so hopefully that goes well!

-Daryth (28,359 words so far)
Current Location: UNIVERSITY
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Whatever the guy next to me is listening to. His headphones are loud.
Daryth Lei
18 October 2010 @ 04:50 pm
Okay, so it has been a horrendously long time since I last updated. But I have excuses! ...Sort of!

The first (and main) excuse is university. When I started out, it seemed like a breeze, and that I would have tons of extra time to work on my stories/fanfic/Livejournal posts (what do you mean, a three-hour break between classes? Is that even possible? O_O). Now, nearly two months in, it's the dreaded Time of the Midterms, and everything seems to have gone mad (three hours? I've only got THREE HOURS to finish these assignments and study for my three midterms and make sure I know all my hiragana and katakana and vocab? D:). Updating LJ and working on stories has had to take a backseat to school for the time being - though I swear that chapter 5 of Untitled and part 5 of Suicide is Painless are at least halfway written!

The other excuse is that it's almost November, which means that it's almost NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated, NaNo is basically an attempt to write a 50,000 word novel (original fiction, and can't have started writing it already - I would have done Untitled if that was the case) over the course of November. Now, i don't have American Thanksgiving to deal with (thank goodness), but I do have midterms, assignments and tests, oh my! So, I've been scrambling like mad to get at least some of my ideas marshalled, character sketches written and saved, get background information on the city my story is based in, et cetera, as well as working ahead in all five of my courses so that I have a bit of leeway when I start writing on November 1st.

All of the above have sucked the free time from my life, but I thought that I had better give the few of you who read this a bit of a heads up as to where I've been recently, and the reason I won't likely be updating much over the next month.

Wish me luck!
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Trouble is a Friend - Lenka
Daryth Lei
17 September 2010 @ 11:02 pm
Pick your birth month
- Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you
- Bold the five-ten that best apply to you
- Copy to your own journal, with all twelve months under an LJ-cut

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves travelling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

Other months under the cut.Collapse )

Not even kidding; I am totally applying this to all of my characters now. (Oh god Richard is such a June and Asher's such a September)
Current Mood: tiredtired