Aug. 13th, 2010 02:46 pm
jayes_musings: (Da muses)
I've just gone through some of my old RP journals and deleted several that have been inactive for a long time or never had much in them. Some the muse is totally dead, and some will be active over on IJ...either in their own journal or under *empire_muses*

Donnie Yen

Aug. 6th, 2010 07:04 pm
jayes_musings: (Snatch pig)
A lovely big article on Donnie Yen (my PB for [livejournal.com profile] hsus_snowman) in today's Stars & Stripes newspaper!!

Great to see him getting some recognition! And Snow is immensely pleased and chuffed *g*
jayes_musings: (Too Cute Icons -- I'm the quiet one)
Well, as some of you on Facebook may have seen, I'm in Germany and have been for about two weeks. Not that I've had much time at all to spend a lot of time on the Internet. Yesterday, we moved into our house, but it might take until Friday (or later) for the DSL to be connected. So at the moment, I'm snagging free wi-fi at different places on base...which is also a pain in the ass, as we only have one car at the moment, and I can't wait until hubby gets off his butt and calls about two potential used cars we've seen for sale.

In the meantime, I'm trying to catch up on reading flists -- although I've tried to keep up when I have been able to get on line -- but if there's anything people want me to see/read/whatever, post a link and I'll get there.

I'm also setting up journals over at Insane Journal, and will be RPing over there quite a bit...although I will be keeping, and probably crossposting to and from, my main LJ journals. Many of my 'lesser' pup journals, however, will be transferring fully to IJ to take advantage of the increased user icons for free accounts.

If anyone wants to know my new address and/or phone number, leave a comment...which will be screened. :D

I do have a few emails to reply to, and I'm sorry to those people that I've taken so long to do so, but I will in the next few days.

Now to get my writing mojo back...as with being in transit and with no time to myself for over a month, the pups have for the most part been quiet. I have ideas, just not the inclination to write them down.
jayes_musings: (Da muses)

First, list your ten most active characters and their PBs. (I'm including both LJ & IJ). Not necessarily active, but my OCs and one book character.

1) Hsu Danmei (Gerard Butler)
2) Daniel Hsu (Hrithik Roshan)
3) Andy MacDonald (Jason Statham)
4) Lars Jespersen (Freddie Ljunberg)
5) Athenea (Natalie Denning)
6) Mark Carter/Cassius Albinius (Gerard Butler)
7) Dmitri Alessandrovich Krasnov (Valentine Pelka)
8) Daemon Sadi (Oded Fehr)
9) William Ojuka (Chiwetal Ejiiofor)
10) Justine Meyers Havant (Keeley Hazell)

long meme with icons )
jayes_musings: (Hrithik -- dhoom2)
Seriously, I did! *g*

Just popping on quickly as it's still crazy as hell around here and will be picking the eldest up from the airport in a couple of hours, but I wanted to get this down.

Now, I rarely dream about my muses...daydream, sure all the time, but actual dreams hardly ever. Well, last night was one of those rare occasions. I even had a couple of Manda's guest starring! *g* It was also quite vivid (minds out of the gutter, it was pretty PG-13 rated...a pity, I know), and although it's got kind of fuzzy since waking, I remember the general gist of it, which for me and dreams is fairly unusual.

It started off with Danny being arrested on some trumped up charge that he was framed for. He was thrown into jail and so Hsu storms down there to demand his release. As you can imagine, Hsu was not happy at all with his son being in jail and threatened extreme violence against the guards. Cody (or maybe Roma?) was trying to tell them that it would be A Very Good Idea to listen to Hsu unless they wanted to get hurt. They don't and Hsu lets them feel the full brunt of his temper. This is where it gets fuzzy...at some point Hsu is arrested too and is chained up. Cody and Roma start searching for Danny to get him out, and he isn't behind bars, but in (maybe) a kind of exercise yard, dancing.

And that's when I pretty much woke up, of course! Interesting dream at least, but I loved it for the fact I a) dreamed about the muses and b) remembered a good chunk of it!
jayes_musings: (Da muses)
Well, at least the notifs are beginning to dribble in.

The next couple of weeks are going to be busy, even on top of the usual holiday busy-ness. The hubby will be home on Saturday until the 23rd, so I'll be spending time with him as we haven't seen each other since early August (and then we didn't get much alone time *g*). He's home on work related stuff, so next week he'll be working, and I'll really only be around during the day. After that my son will be home on leave through the new year.

After that things will really be picking up on the moving front too!

So, I'm going to be pulling back on my RP. I'll still carry on with the majority of the threads/plots that I have as well as a few posts that I've had planned for a while, but expect me to be even slower. If things are still too much, don't be surprised if I pull back even more.
jayes_musings: (Holiday snowy street)
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] diamond9697 for the Snowflake cookie!

And Hsu sends kisses back to K'Tanya! That was so sweet of her! *g*
jayes_musings: (Military -- Dragon Lady)
Just a heads up to folks, although those I write with most already know. I'm going to be out of town from Wednesday through to Sunday for my son's graduation from Basic Military Training. I'll be taking the laptop with me, but for the most part I won't be around to really get to tags or anything. I'm not even sure if the hotel has free wi-fi.

I'll be back sometime Sunday evening, so I probably won't really be around until Monday.
jayes_musings: (OMFG)
Or I mostly think so! I know I have some posts to make for muses, but I have no tags in my inbox! That is such a good sight that I shall enjoy it for as long as it lasts!

If I've missed a rep it's because either LJ screwed up with the notifs or I screwed up and accidentally archived the notif (which has happened in the past). Let me know here.

Posts that I need to make:

Cas, Stelios, Alexa & Tea dealing with Belit
Mark, Alexa, & Kelly meeting up
Danny & Justine
Hsu telling Danny Cody's alive.

I'll get to most of these tonight/tomorrow. If there are any other posts I need to make, let me know here again. Brain like a sieve!

jayes_musings: (Banksy -- Flower hooligan)
Okay, so I haven't even finished this book yet and I'm still reviewing it, but as I know the ending, that fact isn't that important.

The Devil's Brood is the latest book by one of my very favourite writers, Sharon Kay Penman. It is the third in her Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy and follows When Christ and His Saints Slept and Time and Chance

It picks off where the last left off, about a year after the murder of Thomas Becket and follows the rebellions of Henry's sons and the imprisonment of Eleanor. It is fine writing, and as her books always are, very intricately researched (which is why she takes so long to publish a new one!), and it's also clear that she has taken much of the characterization for Henry, Eleanor, Richard, Geoffrey, John and Phillip from my favourite film, Lion in Winter, not that is detrimental at all...as they were all very fine performances, and such nuances are left to the writer and can hardly be found in historical texts or chronicles.

What strikes me most, and has had me nearly squeeing in parts, is how much Henry reminds me of Hsu...and Hal (the eldest son and co-king, until his untimely death) reminds me of Daniel, and the dynamic between them. Henry clearly loves his children, and he tries to please them, but he also needs to control them...using the titles and lands he gives them as bait to keep them loyal. Hal is promised lands and the revenue from those lands, just not right now. Geoffrey is made Duke of Brittany, but is not given two castles that provide a great amount of income...but is promised when the time is right. This builds their resentment, but Henry just doesn't see it, and is genuinely surprised when they rebel. Because he does everything for their own good...he just doesn't bother finding out what their own good actually is.

On the other hand, Hal is an impulsive, popular, friendly young man who is full of charm, is the darling of the tournament circuit but is as bendable to changes as anyone. He is a spoilt brat who thinks kingship is all party and no responsibility and is easily swayed by those who would see Henry beaten. And Henry is so far into denial about his son's shortcomings until it is nearly too late.

God, but it is a brilliant book...and very relatable to my muses!
jayes_musings: (Clash of the Titans)
I've put up some photos on Facebook, but these ones (mostly) have more muse-y leanings

Not big pics, but probably not too dialup friendly...however work/kid safe )
jayes_musings: (Da muses)
x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] civ_barbarian

First I want to apologize to all those reps I haven't managed to get to in a while. RL has been busy and my writing mojo's been a little off as it is. And it's going to get worse.

Next week, I'm flying home to England for a month to visit family, visit places, and generally have a good time. I will be taking my laptop, but while I might be able to sneak on and do a few reps, especially in the first week, I'll be very slow, so I wouldn't count on anything really (and if I do, treat it like a great surprise! *g*). I may have more luck with short, meta type threads as they don't require as much to get in the mindset.

That said, this week will be slow as well, as my focus will be making sure I've got everything done I need to get done before I leave. That, and worrying about my 20 year old, who will be house sitting while I'm gone. What tags I want to get to this week, and are the priority, will be focused on the two main SLs: Danny's wedding and Hsu's sickness, plus Mark and Alexa's current problem. As I really want them to get to certain points before I leave them for a month.

I apologize to all those I have threads with that are currently dangling, and I promise I will get to them once I have time again.

*hugs and love to you all*
jayes_musings: (Da muses)
Ask me about any character that I've RP'd as and I will tell you 5 things from my own personal head canon about them.

The muses )
jayes_musings: (Da muses)
Over the past few weeks, or even maybe longer, I've slipped away from the little schedule I posted here of letting a muse reply and do prompts on a certain day. Now, I feel totally disorganized and unfocused, and I can't seem to get anything done. Plus now I have a new muse who I need to include. It's also the start of summer break next week, so I'll be busy with trying to entertain a 15 year old and running him here, there, and everywhere. Later on in the summer (mid-July to mid-August) I'm flying home for a visit to England, and while Attila *pets laptop* is coming with me, I really will be too busy to get much done, especially when hubby joins me for the last two weeks. *g*

Muse list )

The summer schedule )


May. 26th, 2009 01:36 pm
jayes_musings: (B7 -- Servalan facepalm)
I have a new muse. He's actually been making rumblings of joining the headspace for a little while nowm, but I've managed to ignore it. However, this weekend I knew I was weakening as I began to think of possible usernames for him (always a bad sign). Then, this morning as I was on the treadmill at the gym, he starts talking, not about anything in particular, but just basically letting me know that he was there and would be listened to.

Thing is, even with all the cramped room in my muse-space, I was thinking about taking another on, but I was really, REALLY hoping for a female. The testosterone is getting too much! But no. It would have also been nice to have a friendly, nice, civilized, and non-egotistical muse join me (although I do think the others scare that type away!). But no.

What do I get instead?

[livejournal.com profile] khan_of_wolves

Yep. Genghis bloody Khan!!

Hsu, Attila, and now Genghis. Barbarian hordes, FTW!! *headdesk*
jayes_musings: (Banksy -- Flower hooligan)
While I was spending six long hours waiting for #1 son to go through all his processing for the USAF, I was just waiting for him. I didn't get around to writing anything, despite having my notebook as it was just too noisy. TV on (tuned to Fox News, no less), and constant chatter from several different conversations around me, so I gave up on that pretty quickly.

But I had a book with me...in fact two books, but I never got to the other as I was quickly engrossed in the first, getting 200 pages in with ease.

"Ghengis: Lord of the Bow" by Conn Iggulden. And it's a novel about, well, Ghengis Khan obviously, and his campaign into China with his Mongol horde. The very basics are historical, but much of the characterisation and supporting characters are fiction. Still, that doesn't spoil the story. It's a quick and pleasurable read with plenty of action and interesting characters, including the Khan, and his brothers. And needless to say it has my Hunnish muses very much interested. And it really provoked a hankering in Hsu for the Steppes days of pillaging, burning and raping. A very fun read with Himself adding his own commentary.
jayes_musings: (Gerry -- Sir (hisownnovel))
I watched Gordon Ramsey's F Word as they had a piece on...horse's milk.

It is gaining popularity in some European countries, and Gordon test marketed it in a supermarket and his restaurant. It, apparently, tastes like skimmed milk (i.e. kind of tasteless) and has less than half the fat of cow's milk. He also made a rice pudding with horse's milk, which his customers found nice and rich, almost custardy.

He didn't, however, try...or even mention...Hsu's favourite drink 'koumiss'...or fermented mare's milk. *g* Hsu is pleased, though, that the benefits of something he has known for a long time is getting some deserved attention. *lol*
jayes_musings: (Da muses)
First the mish mash.

I spent a very enjoyable day doing something I hadn't done in a long time, and that was to make an RP date. Manda and I threaded quite a bit between Danny and Cody and their little hook up after Hsu's ruling on Boukun, which is quite intense, and a lot of fun. I had to lock Mr. Grumpy Pants away to stop him bitching.

In between tags, I started work on making my first mood theme. This one for Danny (and Altaaf, if I ever get him a paid account). I think I got the hardest part done, looking for the right pics...although really how hard is it looking at pics of Hrithik? And I haven't even capped Jodhaa Akbar yet! Now just to size, crop and load. After that I just have Hsu, Mark, Stelios, Azazeal, and Ath to go. *sigh*

Did find a very cute pic of Hrithik from his first movie...I'll load it later as it's back on the other puter.

Now for Jodhaa Akbar

I've had this movie since September, and I never got around to watching it. It was worth the wait! Yes, I loved it! Not only for Hrithik and Ash, but the sets and costumes were just beautiful. It is a visually stunning film, with so much detail paid down to the smallest piece of jewelry. I don't know much about that period of the Mughal Empire, other than very basic facts (but it's prompted me to buy a book on Indian history to learn more), so I can't say how historically accurate it is, but I would guess it probably butchered history no worse than the standard Hollywood period film.

Hrithik, as the Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammed Akbar, was perfect as he can pull off the bearing of a mighty king...and I could picture Hsu in his place in parts (not all as it is a romance story *g*). One scene, he executes his brother by having him thrown from the fortress wall...head first. When he is told his brother survived, he orders him be brought up and thrown off again. Also the elephant taming rocked! Aishwarya plays his Hindi princess bride, Jodhaa Bai who must find her place in the Muslim court while making Akbar work to win her heart and so the people of Hindustan. And she is just so completely beautiful, she is my #1 girl crush right now without a doubt.

There are few songs, considering the length of the movie, and only two dance numbers. One a group of Sufis celebrate their wedding, and another huge piece in praise of the achievements of the Emperor. Only one complaint is the overuse of the 'dramatic chords' at every so-called dramatic moment -- so called because some weren't. It was very cheesy and annoying.

In the deleted scenes they had two wonderful ones with Mahesh Das (Idrajit Sarkar), who through his wit and wiles becomes a Birbal of the Mughal court. They should have kept those scenes in as he was just brilliant as he outwitted Akbar, a vizier (?) and a guard.
jayes_musings: (Da muses)
Years roleplaying: Five
Least favourite character?: I like all of them, even the nasty ones, but the one that creeped me out was Horton
Male or female characters?: I've got more males right now, but I play both
Oldest character played: Athenea
Newest character?: Smith

Read more... )

[livejournal.com profile] fannish5

Oct. 10th, 2008 09:34 am
jayes_musings: (Cuddles)
List five characters you think need a hug.

Aside from one, you'd have to be very brave to give these characters hugs, but that's why they need them!

Altaaf Khan (Mission Kashmir)...orphaned, betrayed, manipulated jihadist.
Kronos (Highlander)...is in need of a hug desperately.
Brick Top Pullman (Snatch)...erm, I'd sooner give Kronos the hug. The man feeds people to pigs!
Azazeal (HEX)...c'mon, who'd not want to hug him?

and lastly, one of my own...because he really does need one, even if he'd never admit it...
Hsu Danmei.

*runs from own muse*


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