Oct. 26th, 2011

Yesterday I bought the latest Sims 3 expansion pack, Pets. Now, as some of you might know, whenever a new expansion is out and I'm not currently playing a specific sim, I tend to create one based on a character from a fandom I know that might be related to features from said expansion. For example, when Ambitions came out, introducing a time machine with more than a passing resemblance to a TARDIS, I created a sim version of the OC girl!Doctor from my Fourteenth Doctor fics and, when Late Night gave us vampires, I created this whimpy Victorian poet called William Pratt and slowly turned him into Spike.

And now that Pets is finally giving us sim lovers playable horses, there was only one possible sim I could create: Those of you who have played in Purgatory and/or Absolution will know by now who he is... )

Jul. 9th, 2011

Damnit, Ashley. You've just made me cry again.

Jul. 4th, 2011

A friend linked me to a My Little Pony Generator. Needless to say, I just HAD to make this. )

Jun. 23rd, 2011

Redscharlach, cartoonist and icon-maker extraordinaire, has posted today a new batch of Doctor Who cartoony icons featuring characters from the recent Season 6a. You can find the whole batch at her LJ (needless warning: it has spoilers), but the one I'd like to call the attention of all Purg players for is the one I'm using on this post, which depicts Lily Cole's guest appearance as a pirate-blowing Veela mermaid in the episode The Curse of the Black Spot. I have this enormous urge to ask Redscharlach to make me a version of this with the caption "Don't fuck with Leah Cooper." :P

Apr. 10th, 2011

I've discovered this little site, and have been having some fun trying to figure out what the wands of my Purgatory characters (since I hadn't given it a thought until now) are made of. The results:

* Cal: Hawthorn with Unicorn Hair
* Declan: Alder with Dragon Heartstring
* Leah: Maple with Unicorn Hair

As for myself, my wand would have been made of aspen with unicorn hair. Unicorn hair seems to be a recurring theme here, doesn't it? With a notable exception, which I find unsurprising - I always figured Declan was the dragon heartstring type.

Oh, and I find it highly amusing that the keywords for Cal's wand are "chastity" (ha!), "love charms", "young beauty", "female sexuality" and "desire". :P Declan's are "strength", "courage", "family tradition", "keeper of house", "noble warrior" and "active defender", and Leah's are "old age", "agility in speech", "eloquence", "free from strong passions" (*snorts*) and "banishing evil spirits".

Alas, I didn't take note of mine, but I have a feeling "dreamweaving" might have been one of them. XD

Mar. 10th, 2011

Things are a bit on the rough side for my Purg kids:

  • The other day, Parvati managed to scare both Cal and myself half to death. Hayley, I'm sure you'll be disappointed to know that your characters no longer haven exclusivity in making my chars' emotions take over me while I'm writing them - tears were shed, together with a bit of flailing. Luckily, Cal stubbornly stood his ground, but it was a close call.

  • I don't think I need to explain all the drama that's been going on with Declan, do I? That boy's life is like a teen soap opera. He only has himself to blame, of course, but still. The recent altercation between Cece and Molly, for example, is making him thoroughly conflicted - on the one hand, he agrees with Molly, but can't say it out loud; on the other, he wanted badly to defend Cece (even if he doesn't agree with everything she says she's his girlfriend and he wants to get out of the doghouse and be snogged again) but because she made him promise not to talk to Molly again (which he's still doing behind wards, the naughty boy) he's taking it literally and letting Cece fend for herself just so that he won't get into trouble again (oh dear); and on yet another hand, he wants to defend Molly now that Hugo is calling her a ho but he can't. And let's not even mention the fact that he's starting to wonder if he's made the right thing asking Cece to take him back. If this continues, he'll either have to turn to Yue (a new bottle of Firewhiskey will be dug out) or to Parvati for advice. The latter might be his option in the end, as he'll feel the need for both some female advice and the help of someone who is more skilled at Divination than he is, as his own readings are telling him nothing beyond "Beware of a fair-haired man," which he already bloody knows.

  • And Leah feels like her brain is failing her. She's still flailing over kissing Terry and not knowing if he liked it or not (Leah, dear, give it up!), and is now worried sick about Blair and how she might be feeling. The combination of those two factors is making her somewhat distracted, which had resulted in the potions incident yesterday. She has just woken up in the Hospital Wing after a long slumber and is worrying about the possibility of losing her wits.

  • Thankfully, I have Rolf at BeWell, who is my constant source of RP squee and joy. He and Luna have made some pudding and are about to stuff themselves with pie. It's just a matter of time before they wake up naked in a motel room, wondering what in Merlin's name happened. :P

    Mar. 4th, 2011

    Purgatory shippy icons!

    Some time ago, Hayley and I were chatting via email and she joked that we should make Twilight-like icons about Declan's romantic woes. Well, here they are!

    Variations and BANNERS under the cut. )

    I'm wondering if I should post this in the comm now. ;)
    Oh, and if you have any ideas for more variations on those icons, feel free to suggest them.

    Feb. 25th, 2011

    I'm rereading the HP books in order to refresh my memory (I'm always checking HP Lexicon and the Wiki page, but that's not the same thing), and I forgot how doing so when I'm immersed in a game changes the way I see the story - and I do mean "see", as I tend to watch what I read playing in my head like a movie, which I guess explains why I'm always studying my characters' PBs. I'm currently halfway through CoS (GILDIE I MISSED YOU! *fangirls*), and I keep seeing younger versions of the Purgatory sixth-years everywhere.
    For instance, when Harry and Ron arrive at Hogwarts and peek to the Great Hall just in time to see Colin Creevey being sorted, I had this mental image of baby!Molly already sitting at the Ravenclaw table, while in the ranks of the yet-unsorted baby!Yue was looking a bit nervous, baby!Declan smiled smugly as he knew he'd end up in Gryffindor, and baby!Cal was more interested in staring at the pretty girls surrounding him than at the actual sorting. There was also baby!Emrys there, who was staring at the hat with an O_O face (I have no idea why). It can be a little disconcerting, but at the same time it's helping me with the way the game fits into the overall canon.

    On a different note, last night I was listening to His Orchestra (i.e., one of Declan's PB's bands), and when I got to my personal favourite, Antarctica, it finally dawned on me how much the following lyrics fit so well with Declan's upcoming New Year's "gift" plot:
    It was the strangest thing for him
    To ever think that one day he was to give himself to her
    But for me what was stranger was
    The feeling of danger that I felt the moment that it occurred


    Feb. 12th, 2011

    Because I'm a sheep I liked the idea, I'll be stealing taking a leaf out of Megtoo's book and write about the current state of my Purgatory characters. I'll be focusing more on their interactions with other characters while talking of their development, though, so expect long, bullet-pointed paragraphs.

    Warning: this is going to be LOOONG. )

    That said, there's some characters I'd really love to see people picking up in this game:
  • Nathan Boot: For the reasons stated above, and also because he's the only Quidditch captain left - plus Terry needs his brother.

  • Geoffrey Hopper: Again, for the reasons stated above.

  • Nicholas Saint: Declan's cousin (Declan is closer to him than to his own brother), Hufflepuff prefect, and IS member. You're not obliged to it, but it would be particularly funny to have Gregory Smith as his PB for the simple fact that he and Declan's PB are brothers in RL. He's here! WHOO!

  • Isobel Montgomery: Because Moira needs her baby sister, and because Leah wants her friend around.

  • Any fifth-year, really!

  • So please, head out to [info]thispurgatory (namely to this page) and pick someone. You know it makes sense.