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It occurs to me the post I had here was more than a bit out of date.

This journal is friends only! Comment to be added.

Banner when I'm not lazy.

Date: 2008-03-28 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayiki.livejournal.com
Hi Ember! ^_^ It's Ayiki here, I've been meaning to add you for ages.. -slacker- :D -ADDS YOU-

Date: 2008-03-28 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
*adds you back*

I'd sorry, but I don't remember you very well. Unless you went by a different name at the NTWF? I know you're one of Lappy's friends, though, so I'm sure you're awesome. ^_^

Date: 2008-05-11 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meradragon.livejournal.com
oh man, how I comprehend the knowledge of what happens when your journal is publically open and someone finds the wrong thing :/

Well, I think I'd like to add you! I'm trying to keep in contact with old people.

Date: 2008-05-12 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Added back! It's been a while.

Date: 2009-04-24 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ngrey651.livejournal.com
Hello. ;)

Date: 2009-04-24 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ngrey651.livejournal.com
You do NOW! XD

Sorry, but it was a PERFECT set-up.

Date: 2009-04-24 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Um. Okay.

May I ask why you're commenting on my journal?

Date: 2009-04-24 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ngrey651.livejournal.com
Multiple reasons, the most important being I remember you from Farla's journal entries and I've got something I really need to say.

Date: 2009-04-24 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ngrey651.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for anything offensive I might have said towards you. I know it's easy to be rude on the internet, but just because something's EASY doesn't make it RIGHT. So once again, I apologize sincerely.

Date: 2009-04-24 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Okay! If you did say anything offensive to me I don't remember it at all, so it can't have been that big of a deal.

Date: 2009-04-24 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ngrey651.livejournal.com
Okey-dokey. :)

Date: 2009-09-03 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonsoirdollface.livejournal.com
Hi there! I saw you on Fandom Secret and I saw that you liked Utena, which I also like! Our journals also seem similar in that they are about... real life? I guess? So I just thought I'd drop you a line, since I'm not very involved in fandom and I'm always looking for people to talk to. I'm sorry if this comes off as creepery. You just looked interesting (and also I love your icons orz).

Date: 2009-09-04 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Okay. ^_^ Since you asked so nicely, I guess I'll give it a try!

The icons are by tsunderes. I'd had a Gunnerkrigg Court set I'd made myself for going on four years before I saw them on roselinedcoffin and decided it was time for a change.

Date: 2009-09-05 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonsoirdollface.livejournal.com
You like Gunnerkrigg too? :o dkflhdf AWESOME! It is probably my favorite webcomic right now. It definitely usurped Questionable Content in that respect, because QC has turned into a narrative trainwreck.

What are you into? I like history (mostly American but by gosh I'll nerd over anything), animu and mango, and also lots of different music! I am trying to improve my singing voice before the school musical rolls around. I am terrible, but I do it every year.

Date: 2009-09-05 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Yes! I saw it was on your interest list, along with XKCD! Which, funnily enough, are the only two webcomics I follow that don't (explicitly) involve sapphic relationships. (Big yuri fangirl here.) My favorite character from Gunnerkrigg is probably Red, who almost makes me wonder whether I might be a changeling she behaves so much like I sometimes do. (Except I'm a better friend than that. Really.)

History is mostly not my thing, though I can geek out about the American Civil War with the best of them, and if you know who Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is I will squee because I love that man. I'm interested in science — particularly biology, and most especially animal behavior — and literature, which I define rather broadly as any form of recorded storytelling. I dabble in anime and manga though I'm not particularly well-versed in them, and the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime is right a serious contender for my Favorite Story Ever.

I have a ff.net account consisting mostly of Doctor Who oneshots from 2007 and some more recent Utena pieces including a drabble collection, a completed five-chapter reunion fic, a story in verse, and an in-progress multi-chapter that should ultimately be a threeshot. I don't expect you to read all or any of that; most of the people on my f-list haven't. If you do check the page out, you may also notice two dark-looking Pokémon fics. I really have no excuse for them, but there they are.

You're in your high school's theater company? Fantastic! I was a theater geek too. Though my singing is problematic beyond hope of improvement, and I never got to be in any musicals.

The girl in your icon looks a bit like Azula. Because of the way my mind processes the internet, you now look like Azula to me. This is a considerable advantage for you.

Date: 2009-09-05 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Or, this is the ff.net account:

http://www.fanfiction.net/~emberakeelty

Date: 2009-09-05 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonsoirdollface.livejournal.com
I do -not- know who Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is, but goddamn if I'm not gonna wiki him now.

Science fascinates me, but I am terrible at math, so we tend not to get along unless it's explained in words. I love animals, though- I'd better if I'm willing to put up with five cats- and literature is a reliable escape for me. What is your favorite, genre-wise or otherwise? Anime and Manga entertain me on a consistent basis, and I like to think I'm pretty well read on that front... But I don't really like to talk about it, mostly because what is popular lately is mostly terrible.

But I digress, in a transitional-and-not-really-digressing sort of way.

I'm an avid yuri fan, too! I am actually into girls in real life, so it's sort of nice to see people like me reflected in a medium that I like but which is inescapably alien most of the time. It's a pity so much of it is so awful and contrived these days (see: Kannaduki no Miko). If you are looking for a recommendation, I recommend Simoun. In summary; a character-driven sort of political religion-versus science military story, which takes place in either the distant future or the distant past, mostly in the sky.


Yeah.

I like fanfic, sometimes! I'll check out your ff.net account tomorrow; I read through a few of your accounts of Italy and Greece and your writing is enchanting. Do you travel often? Unfamiliar with Doctor Who though I am (I have seen exactly two episodes, both involving Chris Eccleston) I think I'll enjoy it.

The girl in my icon is from Kabuki, by David Mack. It is a comic series, and fantastic, in a way I'm finding hard to describe right now.

To me, you look like a fair-haired woman in grecian robes. The mythology I have to read for school (but would be fine reading otherwise, don't get me wrong!) is rubbing off on me.

Date: 2009-09-05 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
I'm decent at math, but there's no love lost between us. That, in addition to my life-long love of animals, is why I gravitated toward biology rather than physics.

My favorite literature? That is an incredibly tricky question. Just now I tried coming up with a list of my favorite authors, and the first three that popped into my head were Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, and Terry Pratchett. And like I mentioned earlier, my current Favorite Thing Ever is Utena and I also love Doctor Who, especially Eccleston's run. Medium and genre aren't really half so important to me as certain... I guess the best word for them is "elements". I like compelling characters with complicated psychologies whom you can't help but love flaws and all. I like stories that are aware of their own genres and deconstruct the Hell out of them even as they play them straight. I like massively, audaciously subversive themes. I also have a collection of shallower literary "kinks," and if a story contains enough of them I'll probably like it even if it doesn't do any of the things mentioned above.

I have in fact seen Simoun! It was lovely, but a little bit too subdued for my tastes. I have this idea that anime should always contain an element of the exuberantly ridiculous. I don't have quite the same expectation of manga, so maybe I should try the print version.

I have to confess: I kind of love Kannazuki no Miko, though I readily admit that in every objective sense it is absolutely dreadful. Call it a guilty pleasure; I have a few of those. Recently I've been entertaining a plot bunny that attempts to fix it somewhat by making the girls sort themselves out before they're reunited. On Chikane's end, this would involve being stuck in Naruko with Miyako (who does not get nearly enough love from the fandom), where the two of them continually call each other on their bullshit (because Chikane is so full of it) and unwittingly help each other get a clue. Like No Exit, but redemptive rather than punitive. It's at the end of a rather long and backed-up queue of fic ideas.

I read through a few of your accounts of Italy and Greece and your writing is enchanting.

Why thank you.

Do you travel often?

More often than most — I'm quite fortunate that way — but this summer was my first time leaving the continent.

Date: 2009-09-05 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonsoirdollface.livejournal.com
Elements! I've never met someone who described themself that way, but I suppose it fits. I think that matches my taste in music more than my taste in books; I love music from all across the board, but there's some sound-elements that they have loosely in common, that I like.

I am a fan of Shakespeare, and of Pratchett; Shakespeare is like a puzzle to be figured out, and he is the only author whom I enjoy listening to more than reading. Pratchett is delightful fun and I really should get around to reading all of Discworld, having been dreadfully underexposed to it. Doestovsky, I tried once, and was not really a fan, but I would try again.

KnM, a guilty pleasure? Totally fair. Even if it was technically horrid, I did watch the entire thing.

Have you ever been anywhere in the middle east? About five years ago I got to go to Israel, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Terrorism be damned, I want to go back, now that I'm old enough to appreciate it more.

Date: 2009-09-07 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
I have never been to the middle east. As I said, this summer was my first time out of North America. It's cool that you've been to Israel, though!

Date: 2009-09-08 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonsoirdollface.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, I wasn't reading carefully. ;p

What are you up to? I start school tomorrow, and I'm a little anxious about it, if only because my friends all graduated last year and it is now up to me to be the devastatingly cool onee-samaaaa.

I'm sort of looking forward to it, though. Have you ever reinvented yourself?

Date: 2009-09-10 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
"Reinventing" myself... tends not to work. I don't know. There's a way in which I am most comfortable living my life, and I always fall back into it like an electron into its lowest energy orbital. Which is probably the geekiest analogy I could possibly draw, but it's also the most accurate one that readily springs to mind.

I am an exceptionally honest person. It's not necessarily a virtue; I just can't be bothered to maintain any sort of facade. From what I understand, reinventing oneself is a bit like putting on a mask that one then gradually grows into. It's not dishonest in any pejorative sense, but it's not something that I seem to be able to do. I admire people who can, and maybe envy them a little bit too. How are you planning to do it?

That said, my senior year I was also the oldest person in my group of friends, though definitely not the onee-sama type. This is my second year of college, so my friends from back then are just starting to join me! I just got back from lunch with one of them, and another lives on the floor below mine in the same house.

I hope your first day of your last year of high school went well!

Date: 2009-09-10 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonsoirdollface.livejournal.com
Mmm, atomic theory. That was the only part of chemistry that really made sense to me. I am not a math-oriented person, at all, whatsoever.

I'm not exactly planning anything; I suppose that over the summer, the little part of me that was scared of what people would think of me rolled over, went "eeeck", and died. I find myself saying things and writing things that I think, without much restraint; if people like me, they like me, and if they don't, well, they're allowed. It feels really good; like I'm finally being honest with myself, as well as with other people around me. I've lived for most of my life as a cynical, sullen, introverted young lady and while that is not always a bad person to be it did limit me a lot with respect to what I felt I could do. I declined things because I felt they would be "out of character". Seriously. Whaaat.

I am, in secret, not a very brave or outgoing person. But lately, I fake it 'till I make it, and I really think that it has bettered me as a person to care a little less and take a few more risks.

(I am totally not the onee-samaaa type. I was being a little sardonic! It would be awesome to be *~devastatingly cool~* though. You, to me, are *~ devastatingly cool ~*.)

I am the youngest in my group of friends, so I am the last one in high school! It's probably directly related to the whole "be more outgoing" thing. I am a person who does not need people but generally does much better having them around.

What is your house like? I live in an old house (from the 1920s) by the sea. It is creaky, dusty, a little haunted, surprisingly not drafty, and wonderful. I will be loathe to leave it.

Date: 2009-09-12 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Oh, that's good! Like Nick Carraway, my pet virtue is honesty. Being true to oneself is something I very much respect. The people I think are the coolest are the people who make my stepmother say, "...wait, you mean that's just the way she dresses day to day? I thought she was in a theater production or something!"

I am totally not the onee-samaaa type. I was being a little sardonic!

Haha, yes, I caught that. ^_~

You, to me, are *~ devastatingly cool ~*.

Really? I can safely say I have never been called that before. It's good to know I can at least have that effect on the internet, even if I rather doubt I could ever pull it off in meatspace.

Your house sounds fantastic. My childhood home was built while my mother was pregnant with me, according to one of only three models allowed in our neighborhood. Which has a homeowner's association. Blech. The house I currently call home when I'm not at school is just a street over; my mom felt she had to upsize for reasons that were rather complicated and personal but ultimately became null and void. Besides being bigger it's about the same, except that back yard isn't as gloriously overgrown with plants. My grandparents moved into the old house.

^-^

Date: 2010-04-26 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Idiots like you should be cleansed from the internet with purging fire, or bullets, in a pinch.

Oh, and I'll keep writing whatever the hell I want, so don't read it if you don't like it, bitch.

Much love~

Re: ^-^

Date: 2010-04-26 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Is there something you'd like to share with the class?

I'd appreciate it if you brought the lulz directly to Farla's journal. I'm too lazy to go digging through the journals of all the other commenters there to see if you've left anything for them. Farla herself is probably to busy to do so, and I imagine she'd like to watch as well.

Re: ^-^

Date: 2010-10-19 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You just started some sick fires, bro.

So I Saw Rag Doll

Date: 2010-09-30 03:45 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Pretty good shit bro! Good job I reaaaaaally loved it.

Do you thing you might writing anything else?

If so, are you posting it on your journal or anywhere?

just wondering.

Re: So I Saw Rag Doll

Date: 2010-09-30 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
Thank you very much!

Do I think I might write anything else? I intend to never stop writing.

I don't post fanfic to this journal. I have some of what I consider my better stories on my AO3 account (http://archiveofourown.org/users/Ember_Keelty/works), and may add more as the mood strikes me. You can find most of what I've written for Homestuck by going here (http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?30663-MSPA-fan-fiction-Directory-Archive-Asking-for-recommendations-encouraged!) and looking under the listing for "Ember". Any Homestuck stories I write in the future will be posted to AO3, the fic thread on the forum, the meme, or some combination thereof.

I hope that helps!

Date: 2011-05-09 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] actonthat.livejournal.com
O hai.

We chat enough in Farla's journal that I figured we might as well add each other :P

Date: 2011-05-09 03:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-28 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melengro.livejournal.com
Hi!

I've seen you around in a couple of comms and while I don't recall really talking to you that much we seem to like several of the same anime and you appear to be smart and interested in some of the same basic types of criticism/theory/what-have-you that I spend thirty hours a week applying to Japanese literature.

I'm just starting an Utena rewatch with some friends of mine, which is why I found myself in the mindset to introduce myself now.

Date: 2011-12-27 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
...Oh geeze, I didn't see this for three months. I am so incredibly sorry! You seem interesting, I will definitely add you!

Date: 2011-12-27 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melengro.livejournal.com
It's all right, it's all right! I've been busy and relatively inactive the past couple of months anyway.

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