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May. 29th, 2012

Bonnie flowers

[sticky post] Complete Masterlist

Because I've (unexpectedly) branched out to different fandoms, I've had to reorganize some things. If you're looking for my writing follow the links below.


Harry Potter Masterlist

A Song of Ice and Fire Masterlist



You can also find me at AO3 and at FF.net, although this journal has the most complete sample of my writing. Feel free to add me on dreamwidth.

May. 17th, 2015

Bonnie flowers

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I'm starting my internship tomorrow morning! Wish me luck!!!

Also, I have a new boyfriend. His name is Ryan. He's super cute and very smart with a great sense of humor. A lot of people in his family are deaf so he really understands what things have been like for me with my vision. I've never dated anyone that understood my disability that much and it's really refreshing.

My summer class starts in two weeks and I think I'm ready for it. I can't believe I finished my first year of law school. I've gotten a few of my grades back and they're actually pretty good--I made an A in my legal research and writing class! An A in law school is very hard to come by, this is the first one I've made all year and I was a straight A student in undergrad and high school.

I just spent the past two weeks visiting with my parents. I read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and I'm halfway through with her other novel Cat's Eye. Have any of you read Atwood's books? I'm normally not one for science fiction but I LOVED The Handmaid's Tale.

May. 6th, 2015

luna

I have missed you all

I've used LJ hardly at all this past semester.  That is somewhat true and somewhat not true--I still check my friends page every day but as I'm sure you guys have noticed I hardly ever post any more. Which is partly because I haven't been doing much of anything fandom-related. Basically everything I would've had to say is about law school, which is thankfully over for the moment.

On May 18th I start my internship at an awesome non-profit that focuses on disability law. I'm also taking evidence over the summer, which should be a difficult class but it'll be nice to get it out of the way. This summer I really want to make time for writing fic, which is why I've signed up for the jonxsansaremix! I'm writing a prompt based off of Tommy and Grace from Peaky Blinders. I also want to make more time to read things that aren't law textbooks, so if you guys have any good book suggestions please let me know.

This weekend I'm going to the beach with my sister. Hopefully the water will be warm--I definitely want to go swimming. Originally I was going to go with a guy I'd been dating but we broke up (it was only a three month relationship, not super serious) so I decided I'd invite my mom instead because it's mother's day weekend. Speaking of dating, I have gone on a lot of dates this year, like more than I ever expected to. There's nothing really different about me now but for some reason being in the big city = dating and being in a tiny mountain town just doesn't. It has sort of made me realize that it'll be a long time before I really meet someone I could see myself with. Not because I'm not meeting people, but because I'm a very unique person with a very different kind of life. There just aren't a lot of legally blind lawyers out there and there probably aren't many people that would be compatible with one.

Goals for the summer: make more time for reading/writing and figure out a plan for working out because I haven't gained weight but I'm such a weakling after months of sitting and reading textbooks.

ETA: Have any of you watched The Casual Vacancy mini-series? I watches the whole thing and I actually really liked how they presented it. My only regret was that Sukhvinder's story didn't translate to film very well because it's so internal.

Apr. 13th, 2015

bitch please

hello world

I am breaking my radio silence to share this message:

lightofdaye's post alerted me to the fact that some of my fics are on an ebook site, along with lots of other HP fic authors. All the fics in question were uploaded without permission. The site is EbooksTree and this is a post on how you can have your fics removed if they happen to be up there.

I encourage you guys to check for your fics. Just search your pen name in their search bar. Four of mine came up, which was totally unexpected. 

Jan. 2nd, 2015

jellyfish

law school life

Friday
--laundry
--grocery shopping
--head back to my apartment and unpack/straighten up

Saturday
--lunch with Dale
--read through my mock trial team packet in the afternoon
--birthday party at 7:00

Sunday
--do another edit of my writing sample for my job application, send the edit to my prof
--work on constitutional law assignment for Wed.

Monday
--mock trial team meeting at 10:00
--assistive technology meeting with Services for the Blind at 2:00
--work on torts assignment for Tues.

Tuesday
--meeting at Career Center to go over resume at 8:30
--work on contracts assignment, civ pro assignment, LRW assignment
--first torts class of the semester at 2:30

Dec. 29th, 2014

Bonnie flowers

have some recs

During my few weeks of freedom I've been trying to finish a couple different shows.  Recently I watched two Netflix original series that I fell in love with: Marco Polo and Peaky Blinders.

Marco Polo
This show has the most amazing sets, costumes, and cinematography.  It focuses on Marco Polo's adventures in the court of Khublai Khan in Mongolia, and you can tell that they went to central Asia to film the landscapes.  It may seem like this show would have an excess of men, but there are a lot of amazing women with complex portrayals in this series.  Kokachin and Empress Chabi were two of my favorite characters--they exist to break down the princess/queen stereotypes and show how Mongol women, including royal Mongol women, had distinct skills and customs from royal western women.

There was a lot of well-choreographed martial arts in this show, so if you're a fan of different fighting styles or at all interested in well-presented action then I encourage you to watch it.  One of my favorite things overall was how much detail went into the presentation of Mongolian culture vs. the culture of the Song Dynasty.  You really got a sense for how different and unique the two groups were, which is where a lot of Western adaptations of Asian history run into trouble.  Another wonderful thing to note: Marco does not serve as a white savior in this show.  In fact, he's shown as being thrown into a very rich, complex world where he must quickly learn to adapt.

I got the sense that this show was created to compete with Game of Thrones, and honestly, based on recent seasons of GoT, it definitely surpasses it in terms of writing quality.  Marco Polo hasn't received a good response from critics, which makes me worry that there won't be a second season, but fans have given it a very high rating, I think it was rated at above 8/10 on IMDB the last time I checked.  I loved the series and watched the whole thing in two days.


Peaky Blinders
The second season of this show was recently put on Netflix (I think it actually aired on TV in Britian) and I gobbled up the whole thing in a matter of days.  Firstly, I love Cilian Murphy, and he really delivers in this series.  His character is Tommy Shelby, a WWI veterain and gang member from Burmingham, England, and he's both very, very bad and yet sensitive at the same time.  We're introduced to Tommy's brothers, his aunt, sister, and friends, and each relationship adds a layer of humanity to Tommy's ruthless character.

The story focuses on the conflict between the Peaky Blinders gang and the new head of police that's come to Burmingham from Belfast.  There's also a romantic storyline between Tommy and Grace Burgess, an Irish operative sent to spy on the Peaky Blinders.  Grace plays a large role in season one, which is mostly about Tommy and his family trying to make something of themselves after their horrific experiences during the war.  Seaosn two is much darker, with more severe consequences, more surprising twists, and a storyline that focuses on the Blinders forcing their way into the dangerous, competitive world of London's gangs.

Peaky Blinders has been renewed for a third season and I'm beyond excited for it.  The writing on this show is perfect for the period and the plot is wonderfully developed.  Every character in this series has an interesting, fully developed story that is actually explored, no one feels like a place-holder.

Dec. 16th, 2014

eye

I am alive

I know I haven't posted here in forever, but I wanted to update whoever still follows my LJ to let you all know that I'm still around and that things are ok and that I miss everybody here a lot.

Until I no longer had time for it, I hadn't realized how much fun I really had with fandom things.  I really miss it and I hope that I won't have to set it aside for ever.

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I saw my psychiatrist today for a checkup and I told him that I thought law school was a cult.  My doctor laughed and said, "I completely agree.  I know what you mean because I was in a cult too, it's called med school."

As a law student you spend your time surrounded by a very selective representation of the population, hearing nothing but legal ideas all day long, with no time in your life for ANYTHING but law school (no TV, no real time for cooking, hardly any time for exercise) and all you do is read read read and sleep.  I hardly had time to clean or buy groceries and I was at school every. single. day. of the semester.  Even Saturday and Sunday.  I'd usually stay until dinner time because by then my guide dog was sick of school anyway and then I'd go home, shower/eat something, and work on school stuff until I went to sleep.

It was actually kind of weird when I came home and didn't have school work to do.  I was like "what do I do with my time???"

What I have done: read a book just for fun, gone to the gym and spent as much time working out as I wanted, gone Christmas shopping for my family, had actual home cooked meals with my parents, watched the news and discussed what's going on in the world with people who aren't tired/burnt out/anxious.  It's so amazing to come out of that law school bubble and see that the real world is still there.

Aug. 12th, 2014

cesare/lucrezia

Fic: For Thine is the Kingdom [2/3]

Title: For Thine is the Kingdom
Author: luna_plath
Pairing: Cesare/Lucrezia
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 2,185
Warnings: sexuality, incest, canon character death
Summary: In the days leading to Alfonso’s funeral Cesare hardly had a moment alone with his sister. She kept company with her ladies, in black gowns and embroidered veils, even dressing little Giovanni in a black doublet, a delicate onyx necklace fixed around her pale throat. Lucrezia remained enigmatic, her long looks revealing very little. It was maddening. He recalled the way she had spoken of Alfonso, the way she had sighed and said I grow so tired of my husband, knowing better than most how he had dispatched her previous one.

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Aug. 5th, 2014

cesare/lucrezia

Fic: For Thine is the Kingdom [1/3]

Title: For Thine is the Kingdom
Author: luna_plath
Pairing: Cesare/Lucrezia
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 2,200
Warnings: sexuality, incest, canon character death
Summary: In the days leading to Alfonso’s funeral Cesare hardly had a moment alone with his sister. She kept company with her ladies, in black gowns and embroidered veils, even dressing little Giovanni in a black doublet, a delicate onyx necklace fixed around her pale throat. Lucrezia remained enigmatic, her long looks revealing very little. It was maddening. He recalled the way she had spoken of Alfonso, the way she had sighed and said I grow so tired of my husband, knowing better than most how he had dispatched her previous one.
AN: This picks up right where "The Prince" left off. This is the first time I've written anything for The Borgias so I hope I've done the characters justice.

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Jul. 30th, 2014

cesare/lucrezia

drabble: the unholy siblings

Title: The Unholy Siblings
Author: luna_plath
Rating: Teen
Pairing: Jon/Sansa
Word count: 800
Warnings: canon character death
Summary: The Starks in Renaissance Italy, with Ned Stark as the Pope of Rome. Inspired by Showtime’s “The Borgias" but you don't need to have seen the show to enjoy this.
AN: This is so cracky and self-indulgent but lol don't care.

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