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28 August 2013 @ 12:05 am
Here is something I painted a few months back that I'll like to share with everyone. It is currently decorating the walls of my new apartment.

It was inspired by a Turner watercolour, which I found in a book I purchased at the Tate Gallery London in 2011.

Mood: hungryhungry
05 March 2013 @ 09:42 pm
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
you want to blow my book sales in
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
and we sleep together like
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
26 September 2012 @ 04:37 pm
So I am on holiday, and as you do during holidays, I spent the past couple of days doing some painting.

Here are the results. I'm quite pleased...

Summer Field

Moeraki Boulders
Mood: soresore
08 March 2012 @ 10:58 pm
I've been spending way too much time on tumblr lately, but anyways...

Mood: busybusy
27 August 2011 @ 01:33 pm
A few notes:

1) This was initially just going to be a random nude study, and then I had the brilliant (if I do say so myself) idea of turning it into a Sherlock sketch. So I did. Make what you will of it.

2) My new printer wouldn't scan properly - ended up with parts of Sherlock's skin tinged pink and moldy green. So I used photoshop to desaturate the image and used "multiply" to darken it slightly.

3) I accidentally misplaced Benedict's mole. My apologies.

In which I celebrate getting an interview for Med school by drawing naked menCollapse )
Mood: cynicalcynical
26 June 2011 @ 06:47 pm
I drew this last weekend when I was studying for my final exam. I had meant to go back and fix it this week but I've just not had time, what with the last minute packing and planning for my Europe trip, so I've decided to post this as it is.

This is from a scene I Dream a Highway Back to You, the epilogue to irisbleufic's hauntingly beautiful and achingly sad three-par Post-GG series I Meet You There, And We Go/The Half-Open Window/I Broke Them All For You. In my opinion, the best Sherlock death fic I've ever read and they never fail to make me cry when I read them.

I know this little sketch doesn't do justice to the stories, but I hope you like it anyway!

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25 May 2011 @ 09:56 pm
To continue my posting of WIPs...

This is another fic that was supposed to be rather epic in scale. It was supposed to be written for a zine, and I had the general premise plotted out and started on the story, but due to RL I had to drop it and I just never got back to it. So I'm posting the opening excerpt here, and hoping that it is good enough as a standalone...

PAIRING: Illya/Napoleon
RATING: Soft R for language
CHARACTERS: Illya Kuryakin, OFC, OMC
WARNINGS: Some coarse language.
DISCLAIMER: The boys and MFU do not belong to me...
SUMMARY: Two children, a mysterious stranger from the sky, and a country in turmoil...

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Mood: sleepysleepy
Music: Lamb - Bonfire | Powered by
25 May 2011 @ 09:26 pm
With my attentions focused on uni and exams, I've been suffering a bit of a writer's block lately. Tonight I'm taking a break from my studies and looking over my WIP folder, and I've found a couple of fics that were intended to be much longer but are semi publishable in their current form.

This is one of them.

FANDOM: Man From Uncle/Napoleonic Wars RPF
PAIRING: Illya/Napoleon
CHARACTERS: Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo, Horatio Nelson
DISCLAIMER: MFU and the boys below to MGM
SUMMARY: The first meeting of Lieutenant Leonard Solo and Acting-Lieutenant Elijah Kuryakin aboard the Captain.
NOTES: This was intended to be the first part of a long and epic prequel to Like a Drowned Rat, set during the Napoleonic Wars. I think I wrote this almost two years ago, and my oh my how much my writing style has changed since then!

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Mood: determineddetermined
Music: Holly Cole - Soldier's Things | Powered by
20 May 2011 @ 11:36 am
[1-20] doctorwho20in20 (Sarah Jane Smith)
[21-22] Doctor Who (Series 6)

I am never again going to sign up for something when I know I have limited time to do it... it was purely an emotional response after hearing about Lis Sladen's passing. Grrrrr this was such a last minute rush job, and towards the end I just threw up my hands and gave up on making every icon perfect.

And being the lazy person I am, even though I have the DVDs I couldn't be bothered screencapping and just used internet sources. AND MY GOD it was so difficult to find good quality images to icon, especially from the classic era.

I'll just shutup now.

Mood: anxiousanxious
Music: Tori Amos - The Beekeeper | Powered by
23 April 2011 @ 01:23 am
There are many occasions when I hate the demands that real life makes on me - and this is one of those times. Ever since I heard the news of Elisabeth Sladen's death on the train this Wednesday morning, I'd thought about making a huge picspam tribute to her. The tribute has been made but because of real life, it's much shorter than I'd originally intended, but hopefully will be nice and provide people with a sense of closure. (Who am I kidding, I meant provide ME with a sense of closure.)

This is a collection of graphics made from photographs and tribute quotes from people who were involved in Doctor Who and knew Lis Sladen well that I have collated over the internet.

I will probably end up posting some of these on Tumblr, but in the meantime, enjoy!

Mood: awakeawake
Music: My Immortal - Evanescence
24 January 2011 @ 05:58 pm

[1-20] January sherlock20in20
[21-35] Sherlock (Alternates)
[36-38] M&C
[39-46] Good Omens

Mood: discontentdiscontent
10 January 2011 @ 02:57 pm
CHARACTERS: Napoleon, Illya
DISCLAIMER: MFU belongs to MGM. Not mine, not for profit
SUMMARY: A reunion, fifty years after Illya and Napoleon first meet at Trafalgar Square.
NOTES: Written for glennagirl for this year's DTC. Originally posted at muncle. Thanks to periwinkle27 for the beta. Thanks also to several people who have provided me with information about London at Christmas time, including bluemeanybeany and mylodon

Story Prompts: wine, a curiosity, memory.

Mood: tiredtired
06 January 2011 @ 12:44 am
So, I went to see this movie last Monday, and it was so good that I had to write a review to share the love. As you all know, I've been hankering to see this for ages. :D

Minor Spoilers BelowCollapse )
Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Music: Audiomachine - Danuvius
12 December 2010 @ 12:38 pm
For this year's advent calendar over at perfect_duet, I have decided to do two things. First, as per popular request of my flist, I have done a picspam. The subject of my picspam is a study of just some of the reasons why I love the movie so much.

The second thing I have done are three profile codes of the three main characters: Jack, Stephen and Tom Pullings. A sneak peak...

Mood: mellowmellow