Today I would like to share with you this beautiful and lovely ad of the Spanish National Lottery for this upcoming Christmas. You don't even need to speak Spanish to understand what it lies beneath this little cute story. It has made me tear up a little and I hope it can touch you and bring you to smile as well :)

Trope meme

Aug. 20th, 2015 02:53 am
nuraicha: (Doctor & Master)
Hello, I'm not dead! \o/

My dissertation is so close to completion I can nearly smell victory in the air :D So here I am procrastinating a little bit! I saw this meme at [ profile] snowgrouse's and absolutely loved it so, after three tries (the two first ones didn't reflect me at all, believe me, so at the third try I really got into choosing and not just going "both" or "no opinion"), here are my results:

1 High School/Uni AU
1 Role Reversal AU
1 Rivalmancy
1 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
1 Age Difference (possibly due to time travel)
1 Magical Connection (telepathy, etc)
7 Trapped in an Elevator/Snowed-In Cabin/etc
8 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
8 Actually Unrequited Pining
10 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
11 Friends to Lovers
12 Vampires/Werewolves AU
13 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
14 Amnesia
15 Hurt/Comfort
16 Sex Pollen
17 Fake Out Make Out
18 Loyalty Kink
19 A/B/O
20 Espionage AU
21 Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
22 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
23 Royalty/Arranged Marriage
24 Incest
25 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Warp
26 Adopting/Raising a Baby
26 Soulmate Identifying Marks: Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc
28 Found Families

(yup, I don't know how to make charts)

The ones who rank 1 are so me it's hilarious, honestly. Anyone surprised about the High School/Uni AU? I haven't written many, but I have read *thousands* (I mainly blame my student/teacher kink... I really don't care that much for student/student relationships, even if I like them too). And the rest of them (except Role Reversal perhaps) are so timecock it hurts; in fact, I have written all of them except selfcest... but I can't be 100% certain I don't have a Ten/Eleven or Ten/Handy WIP somewhere :D

Today I stumbled across this post on Tumblr and I thought some of you would be interested in reading it. It's about the importance of leaving feedback to the writers so they can know people are reading and liking/disliking their stories. It's mainly applied to Tumblr (and frankly, I've tried Tumblr as a fic platform and I think it's *awful* for interacting with the writer, so I can't understand why this post has been made in the first place because, if I wrote something like this, the first thing would be: read/write in platforms that allow you/the reader to have easy means of giving you feedback... But well, that's another matter alltogether), but it has several points that I agree with and I find interesting. I especially like the point about specific feedback; yes please! There isn't anything better that knowing *exactly* what worked for each reader. Of course, you can't ask each reader to give you a complete and thorough analysis on your style (god knows I don't do that as often as I would like) but, if there's something you really liked and want to talk about, do it!

However, on the specific feedback matter I don't agree with this line: "Want to influence our next fic? Tell us what you liked about this one and I bet you it will keep showing up!". That sounded to me like if you *have to* write the things as your readers like them. Yes of course, many things can influence in your writing, but just by telling me "I loved X thing" doesn't mean I have to include it the next fic if I don't think it worked. After all, it's our story, isn't it? We can't be complete slaves of our readers.

And now I want to quote the last paragraph fully:

"We can’t do this writing thing without you guys. So thank you so much! Without readers, we’re just talking to ourselves. We love and appreciate you for reading- but we need to know you’re doing it. We need feedback like we need air. Don’t let your favorite writers suffocate! :)"

Opinions and thoughts? I would like to see what my flist thinks of this. And yes, I know I have like tons of messages in my inbox and some are comments here in my LJ that I have to reply, and some PMs, and *hides in shame* I'll get to them, I promise. I'm so sorry for being so absent and not coming back to you at all, but I usually check LJ on my phone and I don't like writing there, so I always tell myself to wait until I get to the laptop to reply to things and... Not enough time to do so. That's the reason why I mostly just read fics (and not many, sorry MS friends) and leave very short comments, because 95% of times I'm on the phone. I'm really sorry, but as you know I graduate in June *maniac laughter of horror* and I'm SO stressed.

Hope you are all okay x


Apr. 16th, 2015 10:13 pm
nuraicha: (Timecock Anthem Master)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers )

PS: I'm so sorry for being this absent. University is being crazy and I'm still procrastinating way too much (like, writing this post).
I don't have much time because I'm still in exams period (only two left!) and if I'm on the laptop it's because I was supposed to be working on a thing but I needed to watch this again and I needed to share it here:

It's incredible what effect another person's happiness can have on oneself, isn't it? I was studying for my second exam when this happened and inmediately my Twitter exploded and nothing hurt anymore: I was really nervous about that exam but, the moment I saw David's face when they gave him the Special Recognition award... all was gone. He really made me happy, he really made me cry with joy and all my worries stopped mattering for a few hours.

He deserves this award so much. He's one of the best actors of his generation (even if I think he has starred in several things that aren't good at all, but his acting is always top notch) and, as his dad said, a gentleman and a good human being. I owe him so much, because it's thanks to him that I fell in love with the Doctor for real, and that's something that I'll always be thankful for. He has made me laugh, cry and suffer with his work and I only hope he will get so much many awards for his acting. Congratulations, David <3

PS: I might be studying most part of the day, but in these two weeks I have written *two* fics! Holy fuck! And one is for Merlin! :O I'm happy with myself, it seems the muses won't stop nagging me, even if I have to study a shit ton of pages, the fuckers :D
I just finished the second section of my Amun essay, aka The One Who Looked Easy And Short And Has Become a 40 Pages Monster (25 written, the rest are pics and bibliography thank god) That Keeps Growing And Will Suck The Life Out Of Me. I'm so proud. This second section was historical and political context and its relation with Amun and it's... um... 12 pages. So yeah, you know. A monster right straight from the Amduat. Next (and last) section is Amun's cult and ritual and I only hope it's shorter. This thing already could be my final degree thesis (that has to be between 30 and 50 pages), so I am... speechless. And I feel very, very stupid for working this hard and long in something that isn't as important as the thesis but... Once I have started, I can't stop. Teacher really liked the way this essay was going and I'm hoping to get a 10/10. Thankfully, I'll be able to use chunks of this essay in the thesis, as it's on Amun's bark shrines and I can use the historical context and his mithology and basically everything I have talked here, but shorter.

But still, 25 pages and growing. Holy fuck. Can I consider myself an Amun expert now? At least I was able to gush about Hatshepsut for a bit because she was awesome and also her divine daughter and awwww <3

And this weekend I end this, I swear. I have to, I need to start studying for exams on Monday. This weekend this shit is done, do you hear me, Lord of the Two Lands???? DONE.

PS: I'm sorry I'm so absent from everywhere but, as you could see, I really don't have time for social networks. I will reactivate Twitter once this madness of a month is over. Hope everyone is alright xx
My plan was writing a life update but while I was writing my assignment about Amun I read this:

Slightly NSFW quote and pic )

I love Egypt. I do it with my whole soul and being and heart. I just love this culture. Beat that, people, beat that.

A lifetime of Original British Drama )
Matt was on a Twitter spree yesterday again and he posted this pic that I loved:

How can he be this nerd? HOW? Seriously, what is that machine? I'm scared, I keep saying he's the Doctor (and he is) but sometimes he looks like the Master and he being closer to super intelligent machines that apparently have a "mind" on their own... *coughs* Yeah, you know what I am talking about *looks around nervously searching Pertwee*

And now that I mentioned the Doctor and the Master, yesterday I came across this on Twitter too and LMFAO:

So I am procrastinating (how new!) and I discovered this on Youtube:

And isn't the best thing in the world?! I mean, we all know Bellamy is a lost regeneration of the Doctor (between Tennant and Smith, for sure - it has the cock sucking hability good looks of Ten and the awkwardness of Eleven), and this video is hilarious! You'll laugh a lot when you see who Kirky is ;)


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