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April 3rd, 2010 (07:48 pm)

I know this journal is mostly dead these days, but please check out my huge anime/manga merch sale over on my other journal!

It's over here!

There's lots of really cheap doujinshi, shitajiki and stuff... So grab yourself a bargain :)

Clare [userpic]

Oh dear...

January 19th, 2009 (12:44 am)

current mood: giggly

Since darktwinkle sent me a message thing to post (and has previously threatened me with a sharp stick for not being active on LJ)... I will post on a completely unrelated subject that no-one on my flist will understand. Or, if they do understand they will look at me strangely and roll their eyes.

First, let me say that I've had a few glasses of wine and am therefore likely to be at my giggliest, fangirliest (and probably bad spelling-est too) 'best'.

And now, on with the ramble. Has anyone ever read anything by Matthew Reilly? He's an Aussie author, one of whose books I picked up pretty much by accident in London. I just wanted something to read on the coach ride back to Leeds and his was on a table at Waterstones. I picked it up, thought "hmm, random blockbuster-type, it'll do". I didn't end up reading it on the way home, I read it much later.

It's called Six Sacred Stones. It happens to be a sequel to Seven Ancient Wonders (or for some reason, Seven Deadly Wonders in the US), but I didn't know that at the time. I read it a while back. About 20 pages in I was wondering what the hell was going on and then realised that it was a sequel. I continued to read. Then I thought, why the hell are there pictures in this book? I have imagination, I don't need pictures! Yet I continued to read. And I enjoyed it rather a lot. I would recommend giving it a try, in fact. I picked up the first book in Oxfam in Headingley, and recently read that, obsessively, in about two days. And since finishing it, I have been plagued by it. Or rather, by two characters. Together. As a couple. Yes, ladies and gents, the slash monster has attacked.

Let me tell you of this 'couple': two military-types, one a Muslim prince from the UAE (callsign: Pooh Bear) and the other a member of the Mossad (callsign: Stretch). How contentious! How random! I think I may possibly be the only person to like them (or the only person to admit it at least). Although I must admit that they look different in my head than to how the author describes them - such as he does (certainly Pooh Bear has had a shave and kind of looks like an older Soma from Kuroshitsuji).

This all started when I realised that Stretch's real name is Ben, as is one of mine and Alison's characters (who is gay, of course). And now the couple won't leave me alone. Oh dear, oh dear. I am such a slash fangirl. Perhaps they'll leave me alone if I write/draw them...

Clare [userpic]

Curious Ciel (formerly known as sugahcat)

December 29th, 2008 (12:37 am)

current mood: contemplative

Hope everyone had a good Christmas ^^ Mine has been decent so far, got lots of great stuff from family and friends (thank you everyone! <3).

This is actually just a quick post to say that I've changed my username - on here and on dA - to CuriousCiel (curiousciel, Curious Ciel..?) - the 'Ciel' bit is not a reference to Kuroshitsuji but a pun on the initials of my first and middle names (CL). How amusing of me xD I've transferred everything over on LJ, so from now on when I post it will be as curiousciel, so hopefully you won't be confused :D On dA I've just set up a new account but haven't really done anything with it. I'll do it tomorrow, I think.

As for why... Well, I've been 'sugahcat' for six years (!!) and decided I'd outgrown it. I'm keeping the domainname since it's mine until 2010 anyway, but I'm going to design a cute little chibi kitty girl with a sugar cube to be Sugahcat instead :)

Oh, and here's to a happy 2009 for everyone in case I don't post before New Years ^__^

Clare [userpic]

Kuroshitsuji art!

December 15th, 2008 (12:06 am)

current mood: artistic

Hmm. I was going to post these to dA but it doesn't seem to be working too well...

EDIT: dA bucked it's ideas up. I'll add the dA links too ^^

Anyway, some Kuroshitsuji fanart!Collapse )

Clare [userpic]

The Clothes Show and Christmas Party

December 13th, 2008 (06:48 pm)

current mood: contemplative

Firstly, for those of you on the flist who are planning on coming to Nandos for my bday thingy next Friday - apparently they don't take bookings on Friday. WTF. So we might be stood around for a while. What kind of stupid rule is that?

Anyway. I thought I'd share some photos. Picture heavy!

I went to the Clothes Show a week or so ago...Collapse )

And then there was work's Christmas party on Thursday...Collapse )

Also: I want it, I want all of it.

Clare [userpic]

Looking for a housemate...

December 8th, 2008 (12:58 pm)

current mood: worried

Hello everyone. Mondays are great, aren't they? >_> Only two weeks til the Christmas holidays though!

Now for something a little more serious. My housemate is moving out at the end of January and I am getting more than a little worried about what I'm going to do. I can't really afford the rent by myself, and when I look at the rents in the surrounding areas, I can't afford any of those, either. So, I have two choices: one is to find a housemate, the other is to temporarily move in with my parents *is filled with dread*

So, here is an honest advert for a housemate; should anyone be interested, say so in a comment or message me ^__^

Houseshare wanted in Leeds, LS11.

Double room available in terraced house in Holbeck from 1st February. Generally quiet area, close to transport links and good bus routes (buses into city centre every ten minutes during the day). Half hour walk into Leeds city centre. Lots of local amenities. Spacious, furnished bedroom with double bed and wardrobe, also probably inclusive of desk and chest of drawers.

Excellent storage space in the basement; fully equipped kitchen with brand new fridge freezer, plus microwave, oven and steamer.

Rent is £225/month, plus the monthly bills add up to about £100 (broadband and basic cable TV, gas and electricity, water and council tax). Security deposit is about £250 but I can check on that with the landlord, plus the landlord will probably want to do a credit check which was £70 when I moved in last year but there were no other signing fees.

All in all, it's a lovely, spacious house, quiet area, with parking and a handy local shop that opens 'til about 9pm (though it's sort of dependant on the whims of the owners). It's really easy to get anywhere that you need to be whether by car or public transport and cheap too - £1.10 for the bus into town which is pretty darn cheap for Leeds! Plus there will be borrowing access to all my manga and anime :D

Personality-wise, I'd like someone who is laidback and friendly, not too noisy (I'm talking loud, bangin' choons at 2am here, normal music and stuff is fine) and generally nice. Which I'm sure describes all of my friends :D

If anyone thinks they might be interested, please comment or message me. And if anyone thinks they might be interested but want to see what they might be getting into I can post photos or arrange a viewing. Also if you might be interested but not until later in the year, that's negotiable as well.

Thanks for reading ^__^

Clare [userpic]

Some art...

December 7th, 2008 (01:54 am)
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current mood: sleepy

Ah, I'm tired now. But I wanted to share a few pieces of art that I uploaded tonight.

Clickity for artsCollapse )

Incidentally, I worked on some pencils tonight that I hope to get finished tomorrow; I was feelign kind of uncreative and thought some fanart might help. So, there's some Kuroshitsuji fanart (Finnie, plus BardxFinnie ftw); plus (omg) a couple of Brennan pics - not fanart but I've not worked on the Foundation for a while, so it was a nice change of pace.

Oh, also, I changed my layout - last time I did that, I did something dumb like set the links to be the same colour as the bg. If you see anything like that, do let me know, won't you? Ta.

But now I'm ridiculously tired and so I'm off to bed. Nighty night!

Clare [userpic]


December 6th, 2008 (06:40 pm)
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I've been thinking about coming back to LJ forever and of all the things to spur me to do it:

Latest chapter of Tsubasa (206) reveals Fei Wong Reed to be Demongo from Samurai Jack.


That is all.

(Hi, everyone!)

Clare [userpic]


February 21st, 2008 (07:19 pm)
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current mood: scared

Today I accidentally found an AMV for the "pairing" of AxelxKairi. The only word to express my reaction is "aghast". Or possibly "horrified". OMG.

*goes back to being busy*

Clare [userpic]


January 23rd, 2008 (12:01 am)

Rather cool.

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