12 December 2012 @ 02:33 pm
calembours        aka. 'alex'

MASTERLISTS star trek | marvel | sherlock | supernatural | harry potter
PERSONAL art beta | kink list | fanart ♥ meme | fanfic ♥ meme

17 August 2013 @ 04:48 am
Flicked through the flist for a sec, and it seems like these entries are all over. Still alive, still fabulous, not much has changed for me. Hope you darlings are doing greatly ♥

If you're interested in REKINDLING THE FLAME OF LOST LJ LOVE I am active other places and you are of course welcome to come over and snuggle with me.

twitter - lapseofgravity
tumblr - lecalembours

No facebook or dreamwidth. And I am currently overinvolved in Pacific Rim, Teen Wolf and pooooossibly Night Vale at the moment. Please forgive me ;_;

Hope you dears have a good weekend ♥
20 January 2013 @ 02:41 am
title: The Lady of the Lake
characters/pairing: suggested Luna/Ginny
wordcount: 209
rating/warnings: G, none
summary: It's Halloween and the Room of Requirement is safer than the Forbidden Forest.
notes: Written for hp_halloween 2012, for bluemermaid. Original post here

They meet in the Room of Requirement on All Hallow's Eve, but instead of the training room there's bales of hay, a small grove of trees, and carved pumpkins lighting the gravel paths.Collapse )
20 January 2013 @ 02:28 am
title: What do you want?
characters/pairings: witchy!Loki
rating/warnings: G, none
summary: …Not that there was much left of him when Loki opened his front door a crack to peer at him up close. “Hello,” Loki said, more to the shade of Death than to the man on his step. “What do you want?”
notes: I'm not as pleased with this as I wanted to be. But then again, this is the first thing I'd drawn in months, so. IT COULD'VE BEEN WORSE. Also, livestream is HERE for 28 days from this post.

click here! yep right here-Collapse )
Drawing Bucky Barnes live:

Livestream done, but you can still go look at the videos for 30 days from now. Finished picture below the cut!

title:Post-fight Munchies
character:Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes)
rating/warnings: PG13, mild blood, shirtless Bucky 8D
summary: Winter Soldier...raiding his target's refrigerator while patching his wounds and waiting for Natasha to show up.

Clicky clicky!Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
rating/warnings: G, surreal, mild nightmarish
wordcount: ~500
summary: When Steve Rogers's nightmares involving the aftermath of fighting Loki is twisted to fit a Wizard of Oz setting.
a/n: I saw Wizard of Oz at the theatre last night. I don't know how this happened either, okay.

Crows scatter when Steve sits up...Collapse )
Tove :)
26 October 2012 @ 08:13 am, reposted by calembours
So, after nearly a decade at this site, LJ finally does something that makes me actually rage. No popcorn and laughing as the masses storm to news posts complaining, this time I'm actually worried.

A while back I was invited to help out with BETA testing new LJ services (I got this invite via lj_releases).

They have just announced BETA testing of a new friendslist.

LJ is planning on redoing everyone's friendslists in the style of the new comment page and update page. They want to copy tumblr and make your friendslist into a dashboard-like system page (infinite scrolling and all). It's also been renamed to "feed" (this I don't mind too much, though). In fact the whole dashboard idea with infinite scrolling wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that everyone will be locked to one specific layout. The system style comment pages are bad enough, but now I'll have to strain my eyes reading my flist? That defeats the purpose of this entire site. The font, use of whitespace, oversized boxes and UI elements ... all contribute to making the page difficult to read, on a site where all you do is read. Aaaah. Even just the possibility of adjusting the font (style and size) would make this suggestion easier to swallow, but it's still not something I'd want for my journal. It would not improve my LJ experience in any way (in fact it would most likely make my daily LJ activities more time consuming).

Now, I wasn't able to make the BETA page display my own friendslist, so I apologise to the random users who are featured in the screenshot, but to give everyone an idea, the below image shows you what your friendslist probably will look like in a couple of months.

(Click for big)

[A couple of more screenshots]
I never switched over from Dystopia, so that adds to the weirdness. You're going to have to picture this with the standard LiveJournal drop down navigation + no blue sidebar to the left. Click the screenshots for bigger versions.

Top of page with links to journal, archive, profile

Example of text heavy post as displayed on friendslist

New buttons to the right replace the navigation strip. One tab for filters

One tab for Archive/Calendar, you can filter your feed to display posts from one specific date. These buttons follow along as you scroll down the page (infinite scrolling).

All friendslists will look the same.

Snippet from the locked post at lj_releases:
The friends page has been redesigned as a system page for all users, and is now available for Beta testers. There is a link at the top of your friends page allowing you to switch between the new and old versions, and will later go into public beta testing. You can switch back and forth between both versions throughout beta testing.


You can also see the proposed changes for yourself by enabling the BETA on your own journal (instructions from ruljautonews):
It's trivially easy to test beta features.
1) Go to lj_ru_beta and request to join.
2) Wait to get confirmation that you've been accepted into the community (this could take a few hours.)
3) Go to this page and choose Go To under Beta.
4) That's it, you're now testing the beta release. All site-scheme pages should now display a big "BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA" in yellow letters across the top.
5) You could make comments in the lj_ru_beta post, but if you do please keep this in mind: the majority of commenters there don't speak English and if they do it's not their primary language. Machine translation of Russian is lousy. "My hovercraft is full of eels" lousy. While you can engage in basic dialogue and get a feel for what the other person is saying, don't get too hung up on anyone's phrasing.

You can easily switch back to the old version.

Make sure you let LJ know what you think of these proposed changes, I can't be the only one who thinks this is a horrible idea.

ETA: It's nice to see that I'm not the only one worried about the proposed changes, but please direct your feedback through the proper channels. This is a private journal, I have no affiliation with LJ. Please also be respectful when addressing the LJ staff. They are just doing their jobs. Thanks!

ETA2: Russian news post about the BETA test:

ETA3: Added more screenshots.

ETA4: Additional info at ruljautonews:

ETA5: An update on the new site scheme.

ETA6: Public beta has now been announced. Official announcement.

Current Location: Sverresgate, Oslo, Norway
Current Mood: what
title: I don't think you know (what you think you know baby)
author: calembours
pairing: Gabriel/Chuck
rating/warning: NC-17, time paradoxes, UST, dual hand job
wordcount: ~ 1700
prompt: from someblazingstar with face-to-face with the man who sold the world.
a/n: Let's pretend that this is waaaay back in the day when Chuck was just a prophet. Thanks to S for the beta ♥
summary: It's probably best if Chuck didn't write this into the next book. The verb tenses alone would make his editor cry.

His eyes close before his head even hits the pillow, and yet Chuck can feel the pull, the strange direction to his awareness, like someone's taking hold of his head and forcing him to look a certain direction.Collapse )
Current Mood: calmcalm
12 October 2012 @ 05:35 am
I was tagged at salt_burn_porn last night and it's Chuck/Gabriel. I'll be posting it later, but my editor is asleep right now. I'm not sure if it's any good, but whatever man. It's supposed to be porn, but like.

Here, have a video containing the song that explains everything.

Current Mood: confuseduhhh
08 October 2012 @ 06:44 am
title: strange machines
rating/warnings: PG, for showing the inside of mechanical!Tony's hand
summary: Compilation of images set inside a cog arc reactor, steampunk avengers themed, gen. 
a/n: Drawn for paperclipbitch's I'm a loose bolt (of a complete machine) during robotbigbang 2012 

Art below hereCollapse )

For my own reference, bigbang post was [here]

Current Mood: sleepysleepy