puppet hero - art by astridv

[sticky] fanart: master list

Hawkguy: Afternoon Stroll (story by neveralarch)


Collapse )

one shots

The Avengers/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D:



Leverage:


Fullmetal Alchemist:

Collapse )

(all oneshots collected in a single post here)

Collapse )


Collapse )
I'm always fine with linking to any of my posts, but please don't upload my fanart or original art to other sites without permission. (Feel free to snag the thumbnails.)


avengers-natasha

(no subject)

My new year's resolution is to read at least 1000 kanji by the end of the year, and to that purpose I've joined wanikani.com. A few friends have been using their system to drill kanji and the results are rad.

Couple years ago I signed up for N3 of the JLPT to motivate myself to study kanji and vocab, and it did work in that I got just enough of the material stuffed in my short term memory to pass... but most of that fell out of my head right after, so I decided it's pointless to study for tests I don't even need. Wanikani otoh is studying for studying's sake... it's a bit like a computer game, with levels you can reach, and I can do it from my mobile so it seems like a more productive use of my bus rides than just playing Candy Crush.

The beginning is excruciatingly slow especially if you already know some Japanese, but I was assured that soon enough you get more lessons and quizzes than you can handle in a day. I've already unlocked the first kanji. :) Their system of spaced learning looks very sound.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable
avengers-natasha

LJ

I just read that SUP moved the LJ servers to Russia and I'm considering deleting my LJ. I imported everything to DW years ago and have been crossposting since, so most of the data should be saved.

In case I delete my LJ in a few days: I'm astridv on Dreamwidth and will keep using that mirror account.

eta: frick, I can't delete just like that, a lot of my images are hosted on LJ. It would take ages to move them all.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable
avengers-natasha

(no subject)

Today I finally took a bath from my paddleboard. Well, I've taken baths in the river before but usually they're more voluntary.
Things I learned:
Don't stuff your shirt inside your dry pants or they won't seal 100%.
Bring a spare pair of pants anyway, just in case.
Actually bring a second set of spares so you can keep paddling and don't have to cut the trip short.

Other than the lack of extra spare clothes and my pants being, while not sopping wet, uncomfortably moist during the trip home, it was fine. I did get wet but I didn't get cold at any point, so the clothes did their job. I still consider investing in a dry jacket so I can stay completely dry when I fall in. I mean, half the year the water is uncomfortably cold, so I think it would be a good investment.

I actually took a picture of the spot right before (which I can't post as my poor Nokia is currently taken apart and drying out, fingers crossed yo.) It's that damned fallen tree that's been blocking the way for years. The risen water level made is impossible to get out and drag the board around like I did in the summer.

Next time, buddy. You, me, and a chainsaw. (kidding. Where would I get a chainsaw.)

Next time I'll have to get out well before and walk around that part. I hope to go again next week, I really hated to cut my trip short and miss the last mile. It was particularly gorgeous today; I hope the photos at least can be salvaged.

So yeah, that was my day. They say you should try a new thing every day, right? lol

eta: super glad I wore my vest. No matter how unnecessary it seems, always wear that vest.

Here's a pic from today, taken further upstream before the dam. Had uploaded it before my swim.


Really hope the Nokia will recover, I love that phone... it takes the BEST pictures!

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable
avengers-natasha

(no subject)

I was rather stressed out yesterday because it looked like we might have to move out of our lovely house soon. This possibility has been looming over our heads for over three years now, so when the rent money bounced back we thought the dreaded moment had come. But today I heard back from our landlord with a new bank account. Crisis averted for now. But we will have to start looking for a new place for real now, just in case.

The thing is that we live in one of Germany's most popular cities, and the housing market is hell. And we have a cat, which doesn't make things easier. Basically we'll need to look for a new place for the cat where we can live too.

It it's up to me, I wouldn't move at all. I love this apartment so much. Everything from here on will be a step down, inevitably.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable
avengers-natasha

(no subject)

Today I heard that my favourite climbing wall will close down within the next year or two. That’s a real bummer… it’s the only place that offers toproping and lead climbing within biking distance. Today I took a look at the wall next town over… 35 mins by e-bike each way, and the routes are not that high; I don’t see myself do that trip even once a week. They do have a sauna included in the price though. I guess we’ll check it out at least.

The alpine club seems eager to start a gym of their own here in town, but who knows how long that’ll take… they haven’t even decided on a location yet.

Guess it’ll be back to bouldering for a while. At least that’s something you can do spontaneously without a partner.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable
avengers-natasha

(no subject)

I just realized that Timeless should qualify for Yuletide this year. There's a dearth of fic in this fandom, so I really hope we'll get some for Yule.
Time travel... Conspiracies... Characters with mad chemistry. Why is there not more fic??

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable
avengers-natasha

(no subject)

Behold, more boating pics. For I was paddleboarding yesterday and the frost on the grass in combination with the fog in the air made for an enchanting atmosphere. I didn't even mind the cold (much) because it was so beautiful.

I took the pics with my phone so they got a bit darker than it actually was, but considering I took them from a moving board, vaguely pointing in the right direction while trying not to spin off course, I'm really happy with how they turned out.





Collapse )

This is the creek that runs through town. It's usually too shallow for canoeing, but my board doesn't need a lot of water underneath when I don't put on the fin. I only touched ground a few times when passing groundsills; hope the level will rise another 20cm or so in the coming weeks. That would be perfect.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable