dreamkunoichi: (cristina yang classic)
 which got delayed by my inevitable plunge into sleeping in late. 

I did get a really great sleep last night, though, so there's something to be said for exercising. 

I'm reading up on how to get into shape because I never got around to learning how and by the time I actually took this thing called exercise seriously, I'd already forgotten everything I'd learned remotely about it from 9th grade gym. So yes, these days I'm trying this novel thing called walking. Still working up to the tremendous milestone that is waking up early and then going walking before the heat sets in, but hey, I'm a work in progress, okay?

Besides my awakening to the importance of exercise, also trying to get the rest of my errands done this week (& then packing, oh god, the h o r r o r s of packing), things I'm trying to get done include: making a cover for a playlist using my very rudimentary aka practically non-existent GIMP skills, listening to Jamila Woods' album HEAVN which is so far turning out to be my wisest commitment yet, catching up to the latest #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast (I am still like six episodes behind), writing a fic for which I have the first line on a Google Doc, finishing all my library books before I have to return them this weekend, creating that weebly for fic recs (really more as a thing for myself more than anything), etc. 

There's probably more out there, but I can't seem to scrounge up any of those runaway thoughts. 

LOL IS EVERYTHING I WROTE ABOUT LATELY HAS IN SOME WAY CONNECTED TO FIC aka things I notice while trying to hammer out a proper tag system
dreamkunoichi: Screenshot of Mako Mori, hair lit up, from the movie Pacific Rim (2013). (Default)
 (Goddamn it, I pressed backspace by accident and all my unsaved text disappeared.)

To continue...THAT FEELING WHEN you stumble across a Naruto fic ft. a badass, time-traveling, friendship-forging Sakura emblazoned with a cover art that is simplistic and yet oh so fucking gorgeous. Maybe I'm easily impressed (jk no no I'm not), but it's the best damn Naruto thing that I've read in ages. If by ages, you mean, in like, a week. Okay, so I've been spending my week of freedom with lots of fic. Nothing wrong with that, even if to my real life parents it seems like I'm lazing about. 

I was even going to skip over this fic because I felt pretty meh about the summary (now that I've read the fic, the summary makes so much sense), but something about this cover art haunted me. So I kept the tab open. This is a feat because I'm the kraken of the most-tabs-you've-ever-seen-in-a-window species, and sometimes I never return to old tabs. Here, have a look yourself:

Portrait split in half: one half, mysterious ANBU mask, other half, Sakura Haruno's gorgeous face.
 
I am such a fan of these covers, especially when done well. Even though the two faces here aren't perfectly aligned, there's still something about this portrait that strikes at my soul, probably the smoothness of the blank ANBU mask. Honestly, this probably harkens back to my childhood love for Disney's Mulan (1998) VHS tape cover, despite the mixed feelings I have about the actual movie. See below for comparison:

Disney Mulan (1998) VHS tape cover


Even if you are not so easily impressed by covers (but let me tell you right now how difficult it is to craft a good one), GO READ THIS FIC. It's so worth your time (and reviews)!
dreamkunoichi: (cristina yang classic)
  • went on a walk that turned into a run for the last leg of it when the skies opened and thundered again
  • marathoning the third season of arrow even though i quit when they killed sara lance for oliver's mainpain & merlyn's gain and used thea queen to do it
  • finished the last of my ice cream cake
  • shoulders are tense again despite me using a massage machine thing
  • also i just read a kisame/sakura semi-crack fic and i liked it
dreamkunoichi: (ziva david the FACE)
 one second, i'm reading kakasaku + sakura-centric stuff + wanting to write my own stuff (i have a one-liner currently floating around somewhere), the next, i'm back to wanting more dramione. i read a harry/pansy fic which pulled at my heartstrings with how much pansy was hurting, but i have a thing where i can't read anything sexual about harry because i've seen him too long as a brother-ly type figure to hermione. so it feels weird, even if the pansy-lens feels right. 

idk, i feel like i'm avoiding my real life responsibilities right now, but i'm forcing myself to write about something. to at least keep up weekly journals even if i can't do daily journals, even if i can't write 1000 words a day which is one of those habits i'm hoping will kickstart itself into existence one of these days. 

anyway, gonna seep in some more fic.

(trying to not drink tea is also a losing battle, i'm finding.)

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