sketch of the day

Feb. 18th, 2017 11:54 pm
yhlee: chessmaster (chess pieces) (chessmaster)
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Blue ink: Robert Oster School Blue
Pen: Aurora Optima blue chrome.

Red ink: Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot.
Pen: Aurora Optima 75th Anniversary.

Because Blacklist doesn't just jump the shark, it has FLYING SHARKS.

Uh, excuse my sad excuses for chess pieces. I didn't think to reference a chess set and I don't remember what the pieces look like except that knights are horses and rooks are castles. I should have done a rook instead of the bishop-thing.

fangirl problems

Feb. 17th, 2017 11:32 pm
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You ever write a story or make a vid where you thought it was about one thing (say, some gal pals who just happen to be really gay for each other), and then you see it again like a year later and you realize you were writing or vidding the essential truth of your life without knowing it?

Or, you ever have a fandom that totally crosses your NEVER EVER EVER YOU ARE DEAD TO ME boundaries repeatedly, and yet you come back for more anyway? And like it?

Sigh. Fangirl problems.

Quick question

Feb. 17th, 2017 10:40 pm
killabeez: (duncan amanda dancing)
[personal profile] killabeez
Does anyone have a good way to get in touch with [personal profile] jmtorres? Thank you!

Le Tarot d'Ambre: Ambre et ombres

Feb. 17th, 2017 05:18 pm
yhlee: Shuos Jedao (Hellspin Fortress) (hxx Jedao 1x10^6)
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More Amber Tarot translation exercise.

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Feb. 17th, 2017 02:59 pm
yhlee: red and black tentacle heart pendant (tentacle heart)
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I have a general fictional relationship question: when you look for signs that a fictional couple (or moresome) really cares about each other, you look for? I am so stuck. My idea of a declaration of love is "Let's have sex!", which, uh, lacks subtlety.

(I'm aware of the languages of love research and am foxed as to how to apply it to the characters I need to apply it to.)

(I have writing reasons to be mad-last-minute researching this. Too bad I can't send this character to a chocolate store. He and his lover are on a spaceship at war.)

Blacklist 1.14-1.16

Feb. 16th, 2017 11:41 pm
yhlee: chessmaster (chess pieces) (chessmaster)
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cut for spoilers )


Feb. 16th, 2017 11:48 pm
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 Apparently it has been two weeks since I posted. I kept thinking I'd do...something...but then I would get distracted and then it would be several days later.

My sprouts have sprouted! Some of them! Sunflower, Tithonia, Cilantro, Thyme, two species of poppies. I'm pretty stoked. Winter sowing is a wild success just on those fronts. Still waiting on the Solanums...they're a long shot, but I hold out hope.

I am reading about chinampas agriculture and fighting a strong urge to dig up large sections of the garden and put in a moat. Because that would be nuts. Surely.


I'll be fine. 

sketch of the day

Feb. 16th, 2017 07:58 pm
yhlee: wax seal (Default)
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Your daily catten! I opted not to draw it but she's nesting in a pile of laundry.

Ink: Noodler's Brown #41.
Pen: Pelikan M200 demonstrator, Binder artist's nib.

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Feb. 16th, 2017 03:13 pm
yhlee: I am a cilantro writer (cilantro photo) (cilantro writer)
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Podcast interview with me on the Unreliable Narrators. About 35 minutes.

"A Modest Dirge"

Feb. 15th, 2017 09:24 pm
yhlee: Alto clef and whole note (middle C). (alto clef)
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"A Modest Dirge" [mp3 hosted on my site].

(I gave up trying to get a Soundcloud embed to work. :( I have never been able to get Soundcloud embeds to work on DW and it makes me bitter. I don't care about video embeds. I want sound embeds!)

Tonight's tiny composition bagatelle. Eight measures of modulation. Comments welcome.

(I am working on a longer piece but it will have to wait for a day when I am not completely flattened--among other things, the mixing for that one will be an interesting challenge and I still have not figured out what instrument I want to anchor the bass line.)


Feb. 15th, 2017 08:02 am
yhlee: Shuos Jedao (Hellspin Fortress) (hxx Jedao 1x10^6)
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My story "Extracurricular Activities" is up at, with a wonderful illustration by Micah Epstein.

A space opera adventure set in a distant future where an undercover agent has to go behind enemy lines to recover a lost ship and a possible traitor.

The undercover agent in question is Jedao back when he was a hotshot spaceship captain, if that interests any of y'all, and the story is set in the old heptarchate, but it's a standalone. And, hey, it's posted the day after Valentine's Day! There might be a romancy bit.

When Shuos Jedao walked into his temporary quarters on Station Muru 5 and spotted the box, he assumed someone was attempting to assassinate him. It had happened before. Considering his first career, there was even a certain justice to it.

Dedicated to [personal profile] sovay.

Many thanks to my beta readers and cheerleaders!

stupid food question

Feb. 13th, 2017 10:28 pm
yhlee: Animated icon of sporkiness. (sporks (rilina))
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How are you supposed to eat sardines?

I just eat them from the tin as-is because they're tasty and sometimes I need a substantive snack. But I am not sure if that's the approved way to eat sardines. Help?

(I like tinned mackerel even better, but I would have to go to Whole Foods to get them; the local Albertson's doesn't carry them.)
yhlee: wax seal (hxx Deuce of Gears)
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Le Tarot d'Ambre par F. Nedelec

Read more... )

Corrections/comments welcome--in particular, we were never formally taught passé simple (as opposed to passé composé or l'imparfait, etc.) "because you'll never need to write in it and it's easy to figure out how to read it." :/

Okay, back to work.

VID - a song for diana - Lights Out

Feb. 13th, 2017 07:48 pm
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (Default)
[personal profile] kiki_miserychic
vid title: a song for diana
music: Song for Eric by Tori Amos
source: Lights Out
duration: 1:29
Notes: Made for terajk for festivids
summary: Sophie's song for Diana
content notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), suicide

download: streaming video
89mb m4v via mediafire

lyrics )

embedded video )

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Feb. 12th, 2017 08:32 pm
yhlee: Angel Investigations' card ("Hope lies to mortals": A.E. Housman). (AtS hope)
[personal profile] yhlee
Hey guys?

Y'all are awesome. I'm sorry I am, er, not the best person to have around the internet. I have been struggling with bipolar stuff lately and the thing about bipolar is that it's lifelong and it doesn't go away. I will try to do better.

Thank you all for being yourselves, for being there. Take care of yourselves.


Hans Zimmer Masterclass 01-06

Feb. 12th, 2017 06:07 pm
yhlee: Alto clef and whole note (middle C). (alto clef)
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This is a bit of an experiment: I've taken online courses through Coursera before, but I've never done a Masterclass (and in fact do not know how long they've been around). I do, however, like Hans Zimmer's film scores, so when I learned he was doing a Masterclass on film scoring, I paid the $90 out of curiosity. My liking Zimmer's scores does not mean he will be a good online teacher, or that the course will be well-structured; but on the other hand, I am starved for instruction on composition [1], and while I don't have the ambition of scoring for film, I have experimented by writing my own music for fanvids and am generally interested in the question of how to complement a narrative musically; one of my ongoing projects is a series of orchestral pieces related to the hexarchate, of which the first, "Ninefox March," exists as a proof-of-concept that I mean to resequence one of these days.

[1] I am largely self-taught because pre-college it's damnably difficult to find anyone who will teach composition. I did get a little instruction on the topic when I attended the Houston Music Institute for piano, because the basics were integrated into their theory curriculum. I still regret not pursuing conservatory sometimes.

cut for length: notes )

VID - Default - Drunk History

Feb. 12th, 2017 07:07 pm
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (Default)
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vid title: Default
music: Django Django
source: Drunk History
duration: 3:20
Notes: Made for trelkez for festivids
summary: I got drunk a bunch of times and made this vid in the spirit of Drunk History.
content notes: I prefer not to give content notes (viewer proceeds at their own risk: could be anything), Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)

download: streaming video
167mb m4v via mediafire

lyrics )

embedded video )


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