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05 August 2004 @ 12:54 am
Ahh, je suis une...sheep.  
I have fallen in love. Madly, irrevocably, (not sanely) in love with Horatio Hornblower, in all his incarnations. And how much do I adore Archie Kennedy? I feel like a lot.

I also feel like I love it a lot that when Horatio does end up getting married -- he marries *Saffron* from AbFab. How great is that? Also, how great is it that he spends that whole period of time wandering around, looking deeply confused and not a little concerned as to how he got himself into the mess of marrying a *woman*. *gasp*

But, yes, I've been devouring all the crack_van recs, and seeking out as many stories as I could find to feed my happy little fandom whore self. And Lord, I do so *love* a man who's pretty and stoic. If you all have anything to add to my love fest of those two lovelies -- then please! Do so!

Also, PS, Major Coutard is also way hot even if I can't spell his name and giggle at his poor accent from time to time.

...and Horatio runs really funnily.

I have fallen in *not* love with Hellblazer, though, which is disappointing as I love me some John Constantine. For whatever reason, the copies of Hellblazer that I picked up the other day are just really not doing it for me at *all*.

It may be because I made the mistake of reading those right after reading Lucifer: Inferno and The Sandman Presents: The Furies. Inferno was good, but more in a "Ohmygod they're setting up something so COOL and I can just FEEL IT" kind of way than anything else. And it was nice to see them do something with Christopher Rudd, because previously it was just sort of confusing as to why he'd gotten so much attention.

Also -- Michael eats BABY CORN!? How much do I love Michael and his baby corn? Oh, yes, my darling dears, the answer to that question is A REALLY BIG LOT.

*coughs* Also, musesfool when you get back, I shall be awaiting the Lucifer fic glee in my heart, and a gleam in my eye. Oh, Mazikeen! Oh, Lucifer! Oh, Michael! Oh, Solomon (who I weirdly liked a lot despite his totally intense zeal)! Oh, Elaine Belloc! Oh, how I love all of you!

The Sandman Presents: The Furies was just great. I loved Hermes, and Cronos, and the whole bit. The art work *blew my mind*, and I enjoyed seeing them do something with the new Dream. The story was maybe not the focus for me reading it, so I can forgive some kind of weird things I think they did with the narrative, but it's all good because oh, those, glossy, glossy pictures. They sure do wow me.


Also -- lyra_sena and I had a very interesting discussion tonight of Fraser, who definitely fits that oh so pretty, oh so stoic thing that I just adore and adore. We were debating the issue of whether or not he's routed more in his mind, or his body, and I think we both ended up agreeing that to us, Fraser's just a real *creature* -- a very earthy guy, centered in his body. But that raises the question -- if he lives so much in his body, as I feel he does, why, then, does he not seek to allay his sexual urges more often?

I feel like it's because he's such a private person, and that issues of trust also play into that. Additionally, he's so obsessively *competent* that there may be issues relating to pride, in that he isn't terribly experienced, and he can't trust himself to neccesarily *excel* in sexual encounters.

But I think I've seen a real interesting divide between cerebral-Frasers and body-Frasers, and I'm just going to throw this one out there to those of you who know Fraser way better than I do. What do you think of his solitary sexuality?


And, now, finally, in regards to the subject line... the only words for animals I can remember in French are 'cheval' and 'vache' and 'poulet' but that's not exactly what I was looking for there in the subject line and 'cheval' may not actually be a word, I may just have made it up. My elementary school French cannot seem to remember.

At *any* rate, it's awfully serendipitious that this meme should come along now, because I love this kind of thing. So into the breach of meme-age I shall toss myself happily:

Part of being on Livejournal.com is inevitably gaining a number of LJ buddies. Unfortunately, as time wears on, it's easy to forget where all of them came from. Post this in your journal and have your friends respond with how they recall first 'meeting' you.

So - whether we first met in cyberspace or some other space, remind me when, where, and how!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Streets of Laredo - Johnny Cash
iykwim: hobbesiykwim on August 4th, 2004 11:20 pm (UTC)
cheval is horse and sheep is mouton(s??)... I have no clue how I remembered that... ah well... :)
pure FORESHADOWING: Clarknifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:06 am (UTC)
*laughs* Go team you for remember it though! Seriously, all that kind of stuff is buried deep, deep, within the nether regions of my brain. Right next to any kind of math, and a large portion of European history pre-Charlemagne.
dolimir_k on August 5th, 2004 03:22 am (UTC)
Hmmm. How did we "met"?

I had read one of your stories on SSA and wondered if you could possibly have an LJ. So I went searching for you...and found you...and have been happily reading you since. *g*
pure FORESHADOWING: brad sexnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
Aww, yay! *snugs you* Thank you!
the opposite of batman: girlypearl_o on August 5th, 2004 06:03 am (UTC)
"le mouton" = sheep, yeah. And cheval is fun because the plural is "chevaux" which is really close to "cheveux" (hair). Ah, wacky misunderstandings!

And didn't we just talk about this a few weeks ago? I remember your first SV story coming out and "whee, new good author!" And then you were suddenly in the chats, and that was neat. It's weird how it kind of took DS to make you into MY OWN BELOVED NIF <3 <3 <3 <3 <3, though.
pure FORESHADOWING: Sad puppy! - Caronifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
Right! I remember that now about cheval! Oh the hilarity of shampooing horses and riding your hair.

*thinks about that statement*

*bleaches brain*

...uhm. Right. Yes. And, yay belovedness! Yay dS! Yay <lj user="pearl_o"! <3 <3 <3 <3
Ravenraveninthewind on August 5th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
Archie is a doll. No argument there.

About Fraser and his earthy side--I figure he must wank with regularity. Seriously. And the mind over body control thing he has going makes his human side less visible to the observer. But yeah, trust is why I figure masturbation rather than taking a flyer on a relationship when he's as lonely as he obviously is.
pure FORESHADOWING: angelina sexnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
Dude -- here's the funniest thing ever about your comment.

This: trust is why I figure masturbation rather than taking a flyer on a relationship when he's as lonely as he obviously is.

Is basically EXACTLY what I said to Lyra when we were discussing it.

And, yes. Archie. mmmm.
Anne: CLex neck by LaPetite Kikitobyfan on August 5th, 2004 07:49 am (UTC)
Let's see. I started reading your LJ last August. I think I found a link to your WiP, A Deeper Season, on someone else's LJ. I read it and I *loved* it. I loved it so much that I wanted to read more, so I friended you. And then we met in March in NYC, which was a big treat for me. *g*

*hugs Nifra*
pure FORESHADOWING: breathlessnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:09 am (UTC)
It was a big treat for me, too, babe! *hugs back*
spatz on August 6th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
Well, I've never actually met you, technically. It's all part and parcel of the lurker gig! ;)

Hi, I'm Katie. Someone (celli? bexless?) mentioned A Deeper Season on their LJ right around the time I got sucked into SV fic. I had tried so hard to stay away from the fandom before then and my deprivation caused me to snarfle the whole thing and stick around for updates. Since then, you've been so lovely to read in fic or meta or ramblings that I friended you.

*runs into the shadows to lurk and possibly to molest Batman*
pure FORESHADOWING: absolut!nifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I'm glad you enjoy your daily(ish) dose of me-crazy. *snugs*
spatz on August 11th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
Crazy people are my favorites, as long as they don't bite ;)
fashes iliafashes on August 7th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC)
I *want* to answer these memes! But my answers are all the same. I read you commenting in Wendi's journal and friended you because you amuse me. I stay because your fic tickles my fancy bits. And I *flove* Nifra Sue.
pure FORESHADOWING: angelina sexnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:11 am (UTC)
Aww -- Yay for Nifra Sue flove. She's basically too much fun to write, but possibly dangerous as writing Nifra Sue lets me be a totally egocentric maniac for as long as I want the story to be. *cackles, evilly* But I'm glad I amuse you! Hurrah!