lady_sarai: (Default)
I'm friggin' sick.



I just got HEALTHY, people. I've only been in that classroom for four half-days, and it's not like I'm in the kids' faces or something!

Seriously. I have a normal immune system, and I'm germ-conscience. Come ON. I'm sick to DEATH of colds.

Ugh. So, feeling all head-cold-ish. And trying not to say anything about it, because Mom will Flip Out. "Why are you sick? How'd you get sick? Haven't you been careful?"

Blah blah blah.

Like I did this on purpose. Ugh.

Okay, done whining, really.

Now. Some serious questions for my dear f-list.

What would students call the Founders? This is roughly 1000 years ago, mind. I'm not sure 'professor' works.

Also, how does everyone feel about surnames? Meaning, the Blacks and Malfoys and Weasleys and Potters, et al. can PROBABLY trace their families back that far, but would those particular last names be in use? As for me, sometimes I like it--if secondary characters happen to have names familiar to me, it's fun. But on occasion, it gets grating.

Beyond that, any suggestions on names--first OR last--for Founders-era characters? Or on where I could find such names? I have a regional/ethnic baby name book I generally use, but it doesn't contain any information regarding *when* those names were popular.

Just some logistic type questions, to get a feel for opinions. =D

Thank you.
lady_sarai: (Helga)
Well, [profile] zoe_chanand I have done it! We've finished our Founder fic at roughly 2,600 words.


And here it is!

Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus

(A Founders Fic)
 By lady_sarai and zoe_chan(aka the_and_sara)
Disclaimer: We own nothing. But we’d love to own feedback.
Authors’ notes: This is completely and utterly xenokattz’s fault. She poked the bunnies. We were also up way past our bedtime, and lady_sarai’s LJ was broken in the making of this fic.

Follow the fake cut to the fic!

[profile] xenokattz, I hope you enjoy it, as I doubt you've stopped cackling since you broke my LJ. ;)


That was a ton of fun.
lady_sarai: (Helga Hufflepuff)
::resists the urge to play in Photoshop and tweak my header make more Founders icons and assorted graphics::

I'm going to try to write. So far, my Helga/Salazar playlist is over 3 hours long. I may need to chop it a bit. =P


Helga Hufflepuff and Salazar Slytherin (and therefore their respective students) are more alike than they first appear.

lady_sarai: (Rowena)
[ profile] zoe_chan has decided on our Rowena and Godric!

To celebrate, and because I love her (and she asked), I have made her a header!!

Rowena and Godric under the cut! )

I hope you love it, hon!! I ♥ you!

While I was making it, my mother says "I don't know what you find to do on that computer all the time." I thought about saying "I read and write stories about Harry Potter, various superheros, Narnia and of course, Fandom of the Week. Sometimes these involve things you wouldn't want to know I'm reading about. And then of course, I make icons and headers of said Fandoms." But instead I made some sort of noise in my throat that went something like "blerrrrg." ;)


Aug. 23rd, 2006 09:34 pm
lady_sarai: (Salazar Slytherin)
[ profile] xenokattz wrote me Helga/Salazar in the forbidden forest! Squeeeee!!! =D I sent her this pic as my prompt (except that the REAL Salazar should be where Richard Gere is).

::tries to look angelic::


Just go read the ficlet, for it rocks. =D


Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:43 am
lady_sarai: (Helga)
Okay, so today was okay. But!

I have found Helga Hufflepuff! =D

Thanks to [ profile] three_nails for the suggestion and terrific caps!

Julia Ormond, who played Guinevere in First Knight. I like it. She works for me.

And so, I made some icons! )

Now, am tired. =P And maybe now I can write. ;)

Also!!!! Got a phonecall and have an interview Wednesday morning at 8 for a long-term subbing job!!!!!! Eeeeek! =D
lady_sarai: (Salazar)
[ profile] xenokattz is my hero. [ profile] xenokattz is the bestest EVER!

[ profile] xenokattz wrote me Salazar/Helga comment fic!!!!


And it's glorious and wondrous and there are daisies and Salazar is PERFECT. Oh, am in awe.

::happy sigh::


In other news, thanks again to [ profile] xenokattz and continuous talk of Timeline, I watched it tonight. I am geek. I ♥ this movie. Gerard Butler? Should just talk, all the time. Stand there, smile, and talk. Oh, and geek out about history. I absolutely adore that.

And, in other news, decided to Wikipedia something that's been bothering me plotwise for my Founders epics fic. I'm so excited now. It will work.

Cut for those not interested or whatever... But I'm in geeky glee now. I love it when things work out. )

And! Finally!

I've been tagged by [ profile] three_nails!

Six Random Fact About Myself )


That was fun. I tag.... anyone who wants to play.

One more question of my flist. Envisioning a wizarding battle, I began wondering about Avada Kedavra. Is there any definitive answer as to when the spell became a spell? I imagine magic works much like science, with new discoveries and spells happening all the time (isn't that how Luna's mother died, experimenting with magic?). Otherwise, boring. I think I also sort of equate AK with guns, and other weapons of killing efficiency.

The point I'm getting to is, would this particular spell have been in use during the Founders' lives? I have a gut instinct here but I would like opinions.

lady_sarai: (Salazar Slytherin)
I'm very depressed. I want to write but nothing is coming. Also, maybe casting the Founders wasn't a good idea because instead of the post-relationship Helga/Salazar I had been in the mood for, now all the plot bunnies want to be sunshine-and-daises, except that totally doesn't work for Salazar and Helga, even when they ARE happy.

Salazar does not strike me as sunshine-and-daisies, although I imagine he is surprisingly tolerant of Helga's sunshine-and-daisy fits.

... That made sense, right?

And I *really* want to find a Helga to make a Helga icon.

Priorities? What are those?


Having anxiety tonight. Got another "thanks for the application but we've chosen someone else" letter today. Great.


So, I'm bummed and anxious. And EXHAUSTED. OMG.

Dusted for an hour and forty-five minutes today. There was not a dust mote safe from the Wrath of PLEDGE! Of course, this meant I SNEEZED for an hour and forty-five minutes.

Then Mom gets home and is appreciative but then begins asking about the things that did NOT get done. And later apologizes, which was good.

Still, ::headdesk::.

I want chocolate. Ice cream. And a job, please. Also, my back hurts and no matter how I sit or lie, it continues to hurt. Ow.


Okay, done whining now. Promise. What was I talking about? Oh, yes! Founders!

... Sorry, my icon is distracting. I look and wonder 'what is he all broody and smoldering about' and the only thing I come up with is 'he wants to ravish Helga' and that is distracting from my PLOT. And words in general.

The fact that right now, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is playing does NOT help me avoid this plot-distracting scenario.

So, I'm off to bed because I'm still sneezy and sniffly from ze dust and because I'm rather bummed and LJ is slightly dead. (Shut up, I do too have a life!)

Write me Helga/Salazar? ::is angelic::

Heck, write me anything?
lady_sarai: (Salazar)
I only posted once today. Wow. And this post will count as tomorrow, so... huh. ;)

Everyone can (and should!) still contribute ideas for the Founders casting call!

This being said, I think I've fairly well decided on Gerard Butler as Salazar Slytherin.

Because he's sexy and he's not *quite* the Good Man that Eric Bana is. ;)

Even scruffy-looking, it works for me.

Now, the other Founders are yet to be determined. And now I want to find them so I can make icons and a header and fun manips.



Mind you, I should perhaps be WRITING about them before I start photoshopping them.

Anyway, lookit!

Salazar icons! (And Hector, just 'cause.) )

Okay, that's all I've got. Except a horrid backache I suspect comes from the insane cleaning I've been doing. Ugh, I hate getting the house appraised. =P

...I WANT to write. Why can't I seem to stop playing with photoshop long enough to do it? Now I should sleep. ::sigh::
lady_sarai: (Helga)
All right, fine, so I should be WRITING about the Founders, and instead? Would like to cast them. =P

Meaning I'd like some input and suggestions, o f-list of mine! =D

You may all blame [ profile] xenokattz and [ profile] scribophile for lighting this fire under me. ;)

Now, first. [ profile] zoe_chan and I have been working on our Founders-fic(s) for well over a year now. We may not have much written that is ready for viewing, but it's there. We have Details. And Plans.

This being said, we've had pictures in our minds for all this time. Now we want to cast them. And this is where my subjective and ever-so-brilliant flist comes in. ♥!

There seems to be, in the limited Foundersfic available, a few common and popular choices for the way they look. There's a lot of red hair for Godric and Helga, and black hair for Rowena and Salazar, and sometimes blonde--particularly for Helga.

This is not what we envision.

So, please keep these details in mind when suggesting actors/actresses. Of course, any and all suggestions are more than welcome.

For the record, they are all pure-blooded witches and wizards from noble families.

Helga Hufflepuff:

Normal height, light brown hair, hazel eyes, mostly average build (decidedly not waifish). Outgoing, friendly. Most at ease with children and animals. The mother-hen.

Rowena Ravenclaw:

Slightly taller than average, dark brown hair, blue eyes, average build. Studious. Reserved around those she doesn't know very well.

Godric Gryffindor:

Tall, light brown to blonde hair, hazel eyes. Broad at the shoulders, athletic build. Outgoing, friendly. Sometimes borders on obnoxiously courageous/chivalrous.

Salazar Slytherin:

Taller than Godric (but not by much), dark brown to black hair, greenish eyes. Proud, cunning. Reserved.

Here is where [ profile] xenokattz came along and started this whole thing by suggesting Gerard Butler for Salazar. I had been envisioning Salazar slightly less broad across the shoulders, but I'm in love with this casting and now he has broad shoulders. ;)

And then another choice occured to me, so...

Cut for pictures of possible Salazars... )

Please comment and put your two cents in! We can use all the input we can get. =D


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