minuit_mystique: (Calisto: facepalm)
I just read the stupidest book ever!!! And keep in mind I did read Breaking Dawn too. This book was stupider (yes I realise that's not a word, but this is what that book has reduced me to :P).

I was in a bit of a funk today and thought what the hell, I'll just borrow out a stupid silly trashy novel and forget about everything else. I picked up a book that I thought would be your typical trashy silly paranormal romance novel. I'm not even going to mention the title because I'm that embarassed. Even expecting it to be just a silly trashy read, and fully prepared to laugh at the cliches in the book, I was gobsmacked. Nothing in the book made sense. The plot was just ... one big wtf moment. There wasn't even a steamy romance to keep you even remotely interested.

Here's basically what I made of the book. It's a wannabe 'Sex in the City' type deal - 4 women who are best friends living the flashy life in New York. They just happen to be demons - working for Satan ... who is a woman (actually this part I can believe :P). The main character can get out of her contract with Satan if she gets a mortal to fall in love with her while knowing she's a demon. But she's not a tortured soul who was wickedly tricked into working for Satan, she likes working for Satan still. *blinks* So why does she want to get out of the contract? Oh yeah, because she wants to be loved. They're also being targeted by some sort of Christian cruisader types who *obviously* want to eradicate them because they're demons. She does meet a mortal man, and stresses about when to call him, when not to call him, bla bla bla. There was nothing even vaguely appealing or attractive (to the reader) about any of the 4 best friends. To say characterisation sucked is a generous compliment.

That's it. That's all I got out of it. I got through about 2 chapters before I said screw this, this is beyond stupid. But I couldn't resist flipping through and trying to see if I could spot any not-so-bad parts later on in the book. Nada. Zip. The plot did not make sense. Apparently they were being betrayed by someone who was also working for Satan. Did they find out who's after them? Did she find true love? I HAVE NO FRIGGIN CLUE. The author (in what she obviously thought as a very smart plot ploy) left the reader a massive cliffhanger and didn't conclude any plot questions, wanting the reader to hang in and read the next book. There's only one problem. NOTHING WAS CONCLUDED. She left the reader just as confused about what actually happened as when the book started. A cliffhanger is effective if you leave one small aspect of the plot of the book unresolved. The main issue however, should be resolved. If it's a mystery with a bit of romance thrown in, (which this book is obviously aiming to be), tell us who did the bad deed, but leave the romance in the air for the next book. If you don't resolve ANY of the issues in the book, THAT IS AN CALLED UNFINISHED BOOK!!!! Not a cliffhanger.

*sigh* If you've spoken to me about the Twilight books before, you will undoubtedly know how much I can't stand the book Breaking Dawn. So when I say this book was stupider than Breaking Dawn, you will know how incredibly dumb this book is. I am stunned that this even got published. If stuff like this can get published, then it makes me think that the novel I'm half tempted to write isn't such a bad idea after all.
minuit_mystique: (Female: glitter corset)
Title: Every Woman (has her secrets)
Rating: PG
For: Goldenlake - Secrets & Lies Week
Art Type: Wallpaper
Medium: Digital art, photoshop
A/N: I've been watching 'The Tudors lately ... (blame [info]treanz). And this struck me as perfect for Secrets & Lies Week. I like to think this is Delia, but it really could be anyone you like :)

View full version Here @ The Unseelie
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Merry Christmas flist!!! :D



Dec. 21st, 2009 04:26 pm
minuit_mystique: (Calisto: glee)
The movie AVATAR was just wonderful!!! I ♥ it!!!

Everyone needs to go see that movie. The 3D is noticeably different. It is not like other 3D movies in that everything on seems to be floating in front of the movie screen, and occasionally, random objects pop out at you throughout the movie. The AVATAR 3D is more subtle, but very realistic. It is like the scene actually extends into the movie screen itself, and adds depth to the characters and objects. It is amazing.

The story itself is what you'd expect of a fantasy/sci-fi action film. There is a moral underlining the story, pointed out to the viewer via the voiceover (being the POV of the main character). It's a feel good story line, with enough romance and heroics for the women, and enough explosions and flying predators for the guys.

So what are you waiting for? GO SEE IT NOW!!!
minuit_mystique: (MM: purple wink unseelie)
Title: Curious Arrangement
Rating: PG13[US] or M[Aust]
Summary: Lady Vivenne realises Lord Wyldon and Kel have deep feelings for each other that they would never act on. So she proposes a curious arrangement, that surprises everyone.
A/N: Written for Goldenlake. Thanks to the wonderful [info]q_sama for betaing ;D, and the other girls (you know who you are) for help and suggestions ;D. This fic turned out longer than I thought, so the first chapter doesn't actually have Wyldon in it :P. He's coming though :)
This fic is housed over at the_unseelie


Chapter 1

“Impressive isn’t it?” A cool voice spoke from behind Kel. Startled, she fumbled the heavy tome as she spun around, reaching for a sword that wasn’t there. Seeing the Lady Vivenne of Cavall standing in the doorway, Kel relaxed. She suddenly felt quite silly, reaching for her sword in Lord Wyldon’s library at Cavall, where she’s been invited for a holiday.  )
minuit_mystique: (Calisto: yum)
I wrote some Alanna/George fluff! It was about time I got back to my original favourite couple :) Housed over at the_unseelie

Title: I love winter
Rating (and Warnings): MA[Aust] or R[US]
Written for: Goldenlake Advent Calendar Prompt #1 - Winter
Summary: George has fun telling Alanna why he loves winter.
Notes: I was just thinking that I needed to get back to writing about my first favourite Tortall couple, when this came to me in the shower. :)

( “I love winter,” George muttered as he laid another kiss on his wife’s beautiful bare skin. His hand caressed her thigh. )
minuit_mystique: (Fairy: purple full moon)
I think I know why my Kel/Wyldon/Vivenne fic isn't getting anywhere.  The whole 1 man & many wifes/girlfriends thing kinda bugs me.  Just to be completely contrary and hypocritical, I have no problem with the 1 woman & many husbands/boyfriends deal :P  hmmm... anywho, moving on ... :P

I actually quite like the K/W/V trio, and I can see the ending with the trio living (and doing other things) together happily... but I just can's seem to see how to make them get there, without seeming to be out of character.  I've got bits and pieces floating around in my head but no idea how to fit them all together.  It just doesn't click.  It's like putting together a puzzle with one of the pieces missing: endlessly annoying and extremely frustrating.  You're so close, yet so far.  I just need to find that missing ... something ... and finally get all the other bits and pieces of the fic to click!  But my reflexive "wtf..." reaction to one man with many women is getting in the way.   I don't know if I'm good enough at writing this trio to pull it off. :S

Ahh well, maybe now that I've figured out why I'm stuck on this fic, I can get past it.  Hopefully soon!

minuit_mystique: (Female: sin without a name)
Yay!!! Some progress on my to do list :D I've finished the Wyldon Wallpaper :D

Check out the finished Wyldon Quotes Wallpaper Here, @ the_unseelie!!!

minuit_mystique: (MM: purple wink unseelie)
Title: The 12 Dancing Pages
Rating: G
Written For: Goldenlake, the Fairytale Challenge
Fairytale/Nursery Rhyme adapted: The 12 Dancing Princesses
Summary: King Roald has a dilema, the 12 pages, Jon included, keep turning up every morning with worn out shoes, and absolutely no energy. Is this just pages being pages, or something more sinister? So the King enlists some help.
Notes: I loved this fairytale as a kid. :D I hope the switch between narrative voice and normal action/dialogue works alright.


Once upon a time, in a far away land, King Roald had twelve pages in his palace, training to be Knights of Tortall; each one stronger and more able than the next. Year after year, many pages came and left the palace in Corus; there wasn’t usually anything out of the ordinary. But this year, these twelve particular pages caused the King a lot of worry.

One of the pages was Prince Jonathan, his one and only heir. ...  )
minuit_mystique: (Calisto: giggle)
Check out this gallery of bizarre Megan Fox quotes. It's well, mind boggling to say the least.

Tell me what you think, is she really that dumb, or is it all an act, ... or maybe she's stoned?

Examples from the Megan Fox bizarre quote gallery:
"I don't want to have to be like a Scarlett Johansson - who I have nothing against, but I don't want to have to go on talk shows and pull out every single SAT word I've every learned to prove, like, 'Take me seriously, I am intelligent, I can speak.' I don't want to have to do that. I resent having to prove that I'm not a retard - but I do. And part of it is my own fault."

"Robert Pattinson and Zac - they're just too pretty with the big hair and the suits. And Rob is, what, 22? Zac is 21? That's a joke. Boys in their twenties are a waste of time. They have nothing to offer conversationally; they're immature. I feel like I have a better shot with someone in his thirties."

"Zac Efron is my obsession, we're the same person. We're not actually here, it's like Janet and Michael Jackson. He just puts on his wig and a dress, and it's me, and you don't know that. It's one of the greatest mysteries of all time."
minuit_mystique: (Calisto: giggle)
Just saw this tweet on Laurell K Hamilton's Twitter :D  *gigglesnort* LMAO So endlessly amused right now.

Anitaverse/ Twilight Edward Cullen in Anita world he’d be arrested as a pedophile like any 80 yr old man sneeking into child’s room at night.

*teehee* I completely agree with this.  LKH=Win!

minuit_mystique: (MM: purple wink unseelie)
This is a collection of Tamora Pierce one sentence fics I wrote for One Sentence Week over on Goldenlake. I appologise in advance for the dodgy run-on sentences. 
Read these fics Here @ the_unseelie

Title: George the Rogue I - 'Knife'  G - AU: George the Rogue & King Roger  )
Title: George the Rogue II - 'Failure'  G - AU: George the Rogue&King Roger )
Title: George the Rogue III - 'Queen'  G - AU: George the Rogue & King Roger )
Title: George the Rogue IV - 'Joy'  G - George the Rogue & King Roger )
Title: George the Rogue V - Lesson  G - AU: George the Rogue, & King Roger )
Title: George the Rogue VI - Thrill  G - AU: George the Rogue & King Roger )
Title: Bittersweet  G - AU: King Roger  )
Title: There's dust in my hair!  G - Numair&Daine )
Title: So what  G - Daine & Cloud (mentions Numair) )
Title: Oops,  PG-13 - Jon/Thayet/Alanna/George, Numair  )
Title: It's a Fertility Ritual, Honest!  PG-13 - Jon/Thayet/Alanna/George, Numair&Daine )
Title: Strength  PG - Kel/Wyldon )
Title: Curious Kitten  G - Kitten meets a panda )
Title: Who wants to fly anyway?  G - Kitten  )
Title: Exuberance vs Tolerance  G - Cloud & Kitten  )
Title: Wyverns go away!  G - Kitten battles wyverns  )

minuit_mystique: (glee)
GRAND OPENING!!! of The King's Own

The King's Own is a brand new TamoraPierce fanfiction archive.  @ www.thekingsown.org

Well, what's so great about this one? You ask?

Well, unlike some other sites which I shall not name, *cough*fanfiction.net*cough* The King's Own was created (and will be maintained) by fellow Tammy fanfiction writers, for fanfiction writers.

What else is so great about it?
  • The site features are attractive, simple, and easy to use.
  • The usual abilities to add: Customisable Author Bios, Favourite Authors and Stories, Reviews, Respond to Reviews, Series, Multiple Chapters, and be able to opt in or out of notifications/alerts.
  • Stories are categorised into Tortall, Emelan, Provost's Dog, and Crossovers.  You can Select More Than 1 Category for your story.
  • Within each story category, there is an extremely comprehensive list of characters (compiled by Tammy fans) to highlight your fic for others to search by.  You can Select As Many Characters As You Like for your story.
  • You can further classify your fic by: Genre (e.g. Romance, Humour, Angst), Ship type (e.g. Slash, Het, Gen), and even by Challenge (e.g. Piercefic 08, Peculiar Pairings Ficathon, Malorie’s Peak Prompts [these are Goldenlake challenges]).
  • There is also a list of warnings for you to choose from if needed (e.g. character death, squick).
  • Comprehensive Search function - you can search by categories, challenge, characters, ratings, genre, series, ship types, titles, and authors

So what are you waiting for? Come of over to http://www.thekingsown.org and check it out!!!

We've already got over 100 stories in the first 13hours of opening!!!
Come join the fun and Tell your Friends

minuit_mystique: (Default)

You should definitely pop over and join the fun at Goldenlake.

What is Goldenlake? )

minuit_mystique: (MM: purple wink unseelie)
Title: Two Sides Of A Coin
Rating: G
Prompt: #9 - Two of a Kind
Summary: Written for the Malory's Peak Prompts at Goldenlake.  The pairing's kinda obvious at the end (for people who read tammy pierce). And also kinda written for [personal profile] katty , as got inspired right after I talked to her.
Fandom: Tamora Pierce

... ... ... ... ... ...

His Gift was powerful, capable of extraordinary things. So was hers.

He was strong and confident. Her strength matched his.

He was an artist with a sword. She was his equal...
minuit_mystique: (giggle)
I'm not a fan of Keira Knightley, at all, but this article just amused me to no end. :P


Keira's boobs pumped up for Chanel ad

minuit_mystique: (Female: sin without a name)
Title: Weiryn's antlers
Rating: PG-13
Length: 1012 words
Category: Tamora Pierce fanfic - Tortall verse
Summary: Numair is inexplicably drawn to (and by) Weiryn, leading to a fateful Beltane night. Or does it? ;)
Author's note: Written for the Peculiar Paring Ficathon on Goldenlake. I just realised this is my first slash. I'd imagined this fic differently at first, but it somehow turned out this way. Not quite sure how or why. But I guess I'll stick to it.


It started in the Divine Realms. The first time Numair laid eyes on him was a moment he’d never forget. He’d clung to Daine during the fight with the Skinners, and felt a great force pulling him through. It left him feeling rather humbled. Rationally, he always knew that there were greater powers than his own out there; but knowing it and feeling it are two entirely different things.

When he woke in the Divine Realms, the first thing he saw was a great big set of antlers, crowning a muscular man towering over him. Power clung to the big antlered man like a second skin. Numair knew he was in the presence of a God. And it excited him.

( Even though he'd been so worried about Daine in the Divine Realms, he couldn't forget the effect Weiryn had on him... )
minuit_mystique: (MM: purple wink unseelie)
Title: They called me the Piper
Rating: Australian MA15+ (erring on the side of caution, probably not safe for people under 15)
Length: 1314 words
Type: Tamora Pierce fanfic (Tortal verse)
Summary: Rispah gets a seductive late night visit from a mysterious ghostly presence
Author's Notes: Written for the Peculiar Pairings Ficathon competition on Goldenlake


A chill wind kissed the back of Rispah’s neck. She glared at the windows as she shivered. A different sort of chill ran through her as she saw that the shutters were closed tight. He was here again.

She put down her quill and squeezed her eyes shut. No. This can’t be happening. Every other night, since the last full moon, he had come. He always came at the exact same time. If she glanced out the window, she’d see the moon, fat and round, at the highest point in the Corus sky. A cold finger caressed her cheek. She could feel his smile on the back of her neck.

The first night he came, she’d made a right fool of herself...

minuit_mystique: (MM: purple wink unseelie)
I did up some vibrant red banners for a Fanart Mini Challenge over at Goldenlake. It's a forum for fans of the author Tamora Pierce.

Preview - click on links below to view full versions

Red Banner 1 - Non-animated

Red Banner 2 - Animated

The banners are housed over at my art & fiction lj community the_unseelie

Why don't you come on over and play at Goldenlake.

There will be more to come ... stay tuned.


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