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Jessica Pendragon
25 September 2011 @ 08:08 pm

It is a wondrous world, full of the good, the badass and the good, badass mustached. We do puzzles, we do games, we do writings and icon makings and generally spend a few hours or minutes forgetting we are adults that have real jobs or homework to do or both, which is my case right now. You can be a full fledged active member, or a social member(like me!) depending on how much you want to commit.

Join Team Inners, Team Outers, or Team Chaos. Join for the laughs and the funs. Join for the children.
Jessica Pendragon
02 March 2011 @ 07:20 pm
So tomorrow begins another battle at Sailormoonland.

You should join if a) you like Sailor Moon b) like doing really insane puzzles c) like to make icons d) like to write drabbles e) like to compete and have fun. Last battle was really close and a lot of fun!

KR's a Team Leader of the Inners, Yumeko is a Team Leader of the Outers, and I'm a Team Leader of Chaos, so you should pick your favorite person out of us three and join that team. Which should be me. Because you're reading my LJ right now, and not theirs. Maybe.

Jessica Pendragon
15 February 2011 @ 12:06 am
I have some various things to discuss on my LJ(most things that make me want to tear my hair out), but I just wanted to let those that care know that I am going to be friend-locking my journal soon. I suppose it's...appropriate. I have some things on here that should probably not be shared with the universe as a whole and considering I want to be more serious with my writing when summer hits, if my stuff gets stolen, I will at least know it was one of my friends and that will make it easier to hunt you down.

Mainly I am friend-locking it because some RANDOM person is commenting about one of my SUPER RANDOM drabbles for SMMFC and it's driving me crazy. Dear person, whoever you are, why? Are you an actual person? If so, how could I email someone that is signed on anonymously? Oi vey. Ridiculous

Anyways, so be aware. I know I don't post all that often, but if I seem to go off the charts for you, it's because I friend locked my journal and you are not my friend currently and have been missing out on the SWEET ACTION.
Jessica Pendragon
14 December 2010 @ 07:24 pm
Time for the annual pimping of Sailormoonland. Give the gift of being in an awesome, fun, challenging, sometimes mustache wearing community of Sailor Moon fans to yourself this holiday season. Compete against other teams to win the most points in activities such as making icons about the bad guys, writing short stories with moon zombies, and playing games like pin the tail on Luna!

I pretty much love this place. I kind of got burned out last battle for various reasons and haven't been as involved as I wanted to this battle, but it's a great time. So join! And if you can, be on Chaos because we are the beeeest.

Click the pretty picture to go to the application post and see what we're all about!

Jessica Pendragon
02 September 2010 @ 04:19 pm

SML is a Land community for Sailormoon fans. Three teams, Inners, Outer, and Chaos, battle each other for dominance by playing games, writing stories, and creating icons. I joined shortly after the last battle started and I had tons of fun this summer. You can have a casual commitment, you can have an insane person commitment, or somewhere in between.

Join Chaos, because we're awesome and have lulled the other two teams in a false sense of security for this battle. But don't tell them that. Wink If you want to see some examples of things we do there(all the communities are hidden so we can't cheat) I have some samples of things I've done in the past here on my LJ.

Live it Love it Join it

If you join, let them know I sent ya! :)
Jessica Pendragon
28 July 2010 @ 12:07 am
So I made a fanmix for sailormoonland  a couple weeks ago and since I said I was going to dump some of that stuff here, well guess what? That's what I'm doing. :) I didn't make the covers, a lovely teammate named jojo_da_crow  made them for me because I am challenged. But anyways, it should come as no surprise that I made a Minako fanmix, or that most of the songs are on the more serious/melancholy because hey, that's how I write that woman most of the time.  So here you go.

But I don't regret this. Because I was able to live right and proper as Aino Minako, in the end.Collapse )


Jessica Pendragon
Yes I still live. I've been busy. But now I'm sorta not so let's see if I can get some semblance of my life back. I have read a lot of books lately because I don't do anything (well, that's soon going to change, more news at 11 about that) and some of them were good, some were not, so I thought I'd share in case people are looking for something to read this summer. Let us begin.

1. Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind.- Richard is a normal woods guide until some magical stuff happens, he meets a really hot girl that is a real whiny bitch in the first book but then turns pretty awesome, and then he has to try and kill some bad guys and save the world. Magic is separated, like the force, and Richard just really hates communism and prophecy and tries to defy it, even though...he usually ends up fulfilling it anyways. Yes, I find it really hard to sum up 11 books that are basically one big storyline.

No I did not know these books existed until I watched the tv show, Legend of the Seeker. Which is/was campy, but I still enjoyed it (altho who really hates campy stuff, honestly?). It's on Hulu, go watch it if you're bored. There's 11 books and after reading The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King I wanted something long to read again. My only annoyances with these books are the endings always seem to magically fix themselves except the last couple and they're a bit preachy(screw communism!) But other than that, I had a good time.

2. The Wind Up Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi (I seriously just spelled that man's last name correct from memory-BAM!) - Forget gas, the new currency is calories and whoever can control food produce controls the world. Anderson is a calorie man who is secretly in Thailand trying to understand how the Thais are producing new foods that haven't been around in ages. Emiko is a wind up, a genetically altered new human from Japan(go fig) who wants to be her own master. And there are a ton of other people with their own agendas, and each one of them is tied to the fate of this city in Thailand and to each other.

It is a really, really hard book to read. It took me a really long time. Usually I read books in a day. The author throws you into this world without much pomp and circumstance so you spend the first few chapters just trying to figure all the Thai words out and basically, what the hell is going on. It was one of those books I couldn't decide if I liked or not until I finished it. And I did. It makes you think and it's a very creative but real possibility for the future. I just think it would've been a lot better if I hadn't been forced to fight my way through the beginning.

3. Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris - Do I really need to explain the premise of these books? A telepathic waitress falls in love with a vampire because she can read thoughts, and that kind of gets in the way of a relationship. But Bill the Vampire cannot be read and he can't glamour her, so they're all like WHAT?!?! and you get the drill.

I do nooooot like these books. I hate that they're from Sookie's perspective and I guess watching True Blood first has made me expect something more...idk, grown up? I mean, I have laughed, and I have read the first two and I will most likely read the others- after I watch True Blood first. I guess...read them for the experience? If you like True Blood? Oh True Blood, how dirty but awesome you are.

4. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin- When Yeine's mother dies, she is summoned to Sky where she is put in the running to become the next ruler of the hundred thousand kingdoms. Yeine really isn't there to win(nor does she think she will when she meets her cousins), but to understand why her mother left in the first place. Finding the answer to that question leads her to dark places in the city of Sky and into the arms of four gods, chained to obey her bloodline, who have their own agenda in this play for power. It gets even more involved when she starts a semi relationship with one of them, Nahadoth, the god of darkness.

Okay if you have time, read the Sword of Truth Series. If you just want to read one book and you like fantasy and such, read this one. It was weird. It was really creative. It was sexy. It was also creepy. It's got some political stuff going without be overly obnoxious. It's also told in a way I haven't seen before. It's a first person that I didn't actually hate for once. She talks to herself and tells stories that are related and it sounds annoying but it worked. Nahadoth is like fandom!Draco so I can think of several people on my flist who would love him. Yeine was like what we all wish Bella Swan was really written like. Interest you yet? ;)

And that's all I got for now. Just started my new book, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest so I can't say anything about it yet, besides the opening chapter was amazingly descriptive and sweet.

Jessica Pendragon
09 September 2009 @ 07:17 pm
Basically my diet died on Day 36. Since then I haven't recorded anything. BUT! By Day 36 I had a Total Calorie Loss of 17129, which is really very close to five pounds. So hurray! And no, I'm not giving up. I have been sidetracked, is all. It happens. The phoenix shall rise again. :) So my hunt shall begin anew tomorrow.

Now to the books!

I've read two books recently...well, four technically. The first was a trilogy in one kind of deal by Ted Dekker, called the Circle Trilogy. Basically some guy can go to the future in his dreams and discovers a virus kills most of the world's population. From then on everything that happens in the past is a clue for the future, everything that happens in the future is a clue for the past, and he has to stay alive in both of them. It was...sigh, I hate reading spiritual books. Like His Dark Materials destroyed my brain, and this did pretty much the same thing but just in reverse. It was pretty interesting (I mean, I did read them fast like WHOA), a little preachy, but overall I did enjoy my time. He's not your typical Christian writer...he's pretty dark. So that's always good. :)

Then I read Storm Glass by Maria Synder. She wrote another series I have called the Study Series, and this is...the Glass series? I don't know. I really liked the first series, and the new protagonist, Opal, is from the first series. Lots of characters, including the protagonist from the first series, make an appearance. I kind of felt like the first series was better written, though. And Opal is kind of annoying, but she grew throughout the book so it was mostly acceptable. One sentence description: she's an apprentice magician that can put magic in glass and goes to help the stormdancers, who funnel storms into glass balls for energy. Lots of other stuff happens as a result though.

And that's pretty much it.  
Jessica Pendragon
04 June 2009 @ 11:28 pm
So I pretty much love cellos. A lot. And I like rock...so hence, I like Apocalyptica a lot too. Pretty sure the dudes playing the girls like cellos is my favorite part.

Jessica Pendragon
23 March 2009 @ 10:14 pm
I thought I might post the stories I had to read last semester for my Media for Young Adults class so people could check them out if they so wanted. I can't really post my summaries because I had to tell the WHOLE story (and give away the ending) so no one wants that. :) First I had to read 30 books, but we all went AHHH OMGHEE so she changed it to 25, and then she said we could watch 5 movies and 5 tv shows to ease it up, too. I watched...Inuyasha, Pretear, Serenity, Firefly, Final Fantasy: Spirits Within, Princess Mononoke, Eragon, and Vision of Escaflowne. Well, I didn't watch all of Inuyasha, but I did the others and of course I recommened all those. :)

I've highlighted the books I really liked, too.

1. Paolini, Chris. Brisignr. New York: Random House, 2008. Genre: Fantasy. Age Group: 16+ (Third in the series so read the first two...first. :)

2. Stone, Jeff. Tiger. New York: Random House, 2005. Genre: Fantasy. Age Group: 12 (Little too young for my tastes, but this is also the book I didn't read actually READ because the deadline was hours away, so I can't judge it very well.)

3. Ruff, Matt. Bad Monkeys. New York: HarperCollins, 2007. Genre: Espionage. Age Group: 18+ (Pretty crazy. Sort of like Bond on lots and lots of acid.)

4. Smith, Dominic. The Beautiful Miscellaneous. New York: Atria, 2007. Genre: Realistic Fiction. Age Group: 17+ (Liked it but it had too much scientific stuff in it, and I'm an Earth Science major as well as a Library Science major.)

5. Banks, Russell. The Sweet Hereafter. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Genre: Realistic Fiction. Age Group: 16+ (Sad..didn't really like it much.)

6. Connolly, John. The Book of Lost Things. New York:Atria Books, 2006. Ages 16+ Genre: Fantasy. (It was actually in the Adult section of my library...fairy tales for adults pretty much.)

7. Lanagan, Margo. Red Spikes. New York: Knopf, 2007. Ages 15+ Genre: Fantasy/Horror. (Annnd it was a horror reading this. It's a collection of short stories and I might have liked two. Might have.)

8. Smith, Roland. Peak. New York: Harcourt, 2007. Ages 14+ Genre: Realistic Adventure. (Excursions to Everest are usually an adventure. And interesting.)

9. Jenkins, A.M. Repossessed. New York: HarperTeen, 2007. Ages 17+ Genre: Realistic Fiction (Funny :)

10. Synder, Maria V. Poison Study. New York: Mira, 2007. Ages 19+ Genre: Fantasy (I did enjoy this series. Yelena is a very less annoying Bella.)

11. McCaughrean, Geraldine. The White Darkness. New York: HarperTempest, 2007. 14+ Genre: Realistic Fiction/Adventure (Strange, but I talk to myself so I guess I related to the main character.)

12. Mieville, China. Un Lun Dun. New York: Ballentine Books,  2007. Ages 12+ Genre: Fantasy/Sci Fi (AHHHH I LOVE THIS BOOK!! lol)

13. Rosoff, Meg. How I Live Now. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2004. Ages 15+ Genre: Realistic Fiction. (AHHH I HATE THIS ONE!! Incest is NEVER the right answer.)

14. Peet, Mal. Tamar. London: Walker, 2006. Ages 15+ Genre: Historical Fiction. (It was interesting with all the jumps through time and all the connections.)

15. LeGuin, Ursula. Gifts. Orlando: Harcourt, 2004. Ages 12+ Genre: Fiction Drama (I'm not really sure how I felt about this book...)

16. Turner,  Megan Whalen. The Thief. New York: Puffin Books, 1998. Ages 12+ Genre: Fiction Adventure (It was okay but the two in the series after this are WAY better and like Megan totally grew up and changed and got a lot cooler between the years they were published. I read the second book twice without realizing it haha.)

17. Clement-Davies, David. Fire Bringer. New York: Dutton Books, 2000. Ages 13+ Genre: Fiction Adventure. (Animal Jesus! lol not really, but it is Christian fiction, but not preachy so me likes. And animals are also talking, good times. 

And things that I have read lately have been Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, which is a retelling of the Pysche/Cupid myth and....The Host by Stephenie Meyer(we all know how I feel about that) and I've also been reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King for the last couple months. It's good, I like it. I've been catching myself saying a lot of the phrases in the books and it makes me giggle. There's a few other books that I want to read so hopefully I'll get to them eventually.
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