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MJ
12 December 2012 @ 01:13 am


If you're looking for my fanfiction, fanart, podfics or fanmixes, head over to kiwiana_inked or come find me on Archive Of Our Own.

This journal is mostly friends only, except for the odd public post - which is usually something I want to leave open for discussion. I love making new friends! Just drop a comment here :) If I friended you, then clearly you seem awesome.

If you do decide to add me, here's what you might want to know:
♥ I prefer to go by MJ, but I'll answer to pretty much any variation on my name or my username. I'm 24, and I'm a New Zealander (with something of an Australian accent which is totally my father's fault), so sometimes I use words and terms that are pretty unique to Down Under. If you don't understand something, just ask! I don't mind XD
♥ My journal is very, very broad - I ramble about everything from fandom to real life to politics to everything in between. I'm pretty staunch in my opinions but I love debating with people, so please don't ever feel afraid to offer a different viewpoint to mine.
♥ I love music (I play a variety of instruments, including cello, keyboard, drums, alto saxophone, and I also sing), reading, watching movies, I LOVE Broadway shows, and I'm a sucker for extreme sports (bungee jumping, skydiving etc).
♥ I'm horribly, horribly addicted to Coca-Cola.
♥ I'm a burlesque and pin-up model, a writer/poet, an actor, a singer, and a dreamer.
♥ I'm somewhat addicted to tattoos.
♥ I love my friends! I try to comment as often as possible, and I can't wait to get to know you guys :)
 
 
Current Location: The Couch
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: "Schadenfreude" - Avenue Q
 
 
MJ
12 February 2013 @ 07:29 pm
HI FLIST. I KNOW IT'S BEEN FOREVER. I AM A SHITTY INTERNET FRIEND PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

So, I signed up for spn_j2_bigbang despite the fact that I haven't written in that fandom in, like, two and a half years. But plot bunnies, man, the little bastards keep gnawing at me.

Also, you know what's hard? Planning a wedding. Goddamn. 235 days to go.

But anyway, ENOUGH ABOUT ME, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LIVES FLIST, WHAT IS HAPPENING? I'M GOING TO TRY AND DO BETTER THIS YEAR.

Oh, and just because I'm bored:

Ask me questions. One or five or ten, I don't care! Anything and everything. I'll film myself giving the answers and post the result.
 
 
Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Faster - Matt Nathanson
 
 
MJ
This is just a drive-by post to let you know that my better half proposed on Thursday night.



That's all.
 
 
Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
MJ
I got a new tattoo yesterday!! Check it out... below the cutCollapse )

It's not quite done—have to do the colouring of her gloves and the inside of her dress, which will be in the next session, because it's going to be an ENTIRE LEG of music and awesome. Like a boss.
 
 
Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Cough Syrup - Glee Cast
 
 
MJ
Tonight, I drank champagne out of a coffee mug and had hot wax dripped on my tits by someone I just met.

Bitches, you wish you were as classy as me.
 
 
Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Current Mood: drunkdrunk
Current Music: Daylight - Matt and Kim
 
 
 
MJ
An update to this post. Basically, I BRING YOU FUCKING PICTURES. Which, as an aside, is one of the fucking incredible things about Dresden Dolls/Amanda Fucking Palmer fans. I have always had the best experiences at these concerts, and that's as much to do with fellow fans as it is to do with Amanda. People are amazing. And to highlight this, these photos come courtesy of someone on Twitter, who tracked me down via people's concert-related tweets to offer me the photos she'd taken while I was on stage. Incredible. x







 
 
Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: The Cigarette Duet - Princess Chelsea
 
 
MJ
This was my night:

-Go to the FINAL NIGHT of the Dresden Dolls tour, in Wellington. sendthewolves is up, yay I've missed her, yay Dresden Dolls, awesomeness all around.
-Feeling a bit blah, so manage to grab a seat on the speaker at the front of the stage. Not only do I have a perfect unobstructed view, but I don't have to stand for three hours.
-The show is fucking perfect.
-Near the end, Brian Viglione wants to play Slide. Amanda Palmer can't remember the lyrics. "Who has an iPhone?" she asks. "I do," I say, and next thing I'm up on stage to pull up the lyrics from the Dresden Dolls website and sit beside her piano to prompt her if she needs it.
-Brian Viglione tells me I'm "dressed perfectly". I swoon inwardly whilst trying to be calm and normal and shit outwardly. Not sure if I succeeded.
-While she's scribbling down some of the lyrics, Amanda asks if I'm from Wellington. I tell her I've just moved here from Christchurch. "Wow, that's a complicated thing to get into," she says. I nod and turn around to show her my Christchurch cathedral tattoo. She flails over it for a while, and also talks about how surreal it was for her when she was in Christchurch earlier this week.
-They play Slide. I am sitting on stage trying not to cry. Amanda only needs prompting once.
-Amanda blows me a kiss as I jump offstage and back onto my speaker afterwards. She is gorgeous.
-Waiting in line for the meet and greet afterwards, many people comment on my tattoo. Great conversations are had.
-During meet and greet, I say something about how I have two Dresden Dolls-related tattoos, and yet everyone is commenting on the cathedral. She asks to see, and I show her. "Fucking awesome," she says, and gives me a kiss right on the mouth. I try not to swoon.
-Brian gives me a giant hug and a kiss right on the corner of my mouth. Tells me I look fucking amazing, again. I probably fail at not swooning this time.
-Later, in a bar, I realise I have, through a degree of separation, also kissed Neil Gaiman. I consider never washing my mouth again.
 
 
Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Current Mood: drunkdrunk
Current Music: Slide - The Dresden Dolls
 
 
MJ
Anyone want a podfic of one of their stories?

(Serious offer. I'm genuinely interested in getting into voice work and want to get more practice in.)

Supernatural, RPF, Harry Potter, and... well, I'll consider pretty much anything. Any length is fine - I've done big bangs before. And... yup.
 
 
Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Someone Like You - Adele
 
 
 
MJ
31 October 2011 @ 05:13 pm
In honour of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!
 
 
 
MJ
Without further ado: My Little Inception:



 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: hysterical
Current Music: Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me) - Willie Nelson
 
 
MJ
07 April 2011 @ 08:23 pm
Alrighty, so, I may have forgotten to post my latest tattoo - I got it after the February earthquake...



And in other news, because I need cheering up:

 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Vegemite (the black death) - Amanda Palmer
 
 
MJ
14 March 2011 @ 07:52 pm
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE HAS FAILED ME. PLEASE HELP.

Poll #1717654 The English language is, like, difficult and shit

In everyday speech, I would say...

a euphemism
32(97.0%)
an euphemism
1(3.0%)

In formal speech, I would say...

a euphemism
23(71.9%)
an euphemism
9(28.1%)

In casual writing, I would say...

a euphemism
24(75.0%)
an euphemism
8(25.0%)

In formal writing, I would say...

a euphemism
21(63.6%)
an euphemism
12(36.4%)
 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: draineddrained
Current Music: Vegemite (the black death) - Amanda Palmer
 
 
MJ
24 February 2011 @ 02:24 pm
Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I'll go through and respond one by one a little later on.

My auntie has been located. She's now back in her house, despite the fact it is right in the city center, not to mention right next to the bloody Hotel Grand Chancellor, which is about to collapse. She won't leave :(

And then, today, I found this. Please consider offering up fic/art/etc if you have the time - honestly, as cliched as this sounds, every little bit helps immensely.



There's also a NZ Quake Relief V-Gift; thanks, LiveJournal!

And just a reminder regarding donations. The Red Cross site is (mostly) up and running again but will occasionally crash; just keep trying

Kia kaha ♥
 
 
Current Mood: shockedshocked
 
 
MJ
First of all, THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart. You all are beyond wonderful and we, the people of Christchurch, cannot thank you enough for your generous support.

In fact... you've been so generous that the Red Cross donation website keeps crashing! I can't believe how generous everyone is being. So in the meantime, please consider donating to the Salvation Army Appeal as an alternative.

Thank you! ♥

 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: stressedstressed
 
 
 
MJ



My offer (a New Zealand-themed goodie bag) is here!
 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Miss You - Set Sail
 
 
MJ
18 February 2011 @ 06:33 pm
What movie do I want to claim for spn_cinema? I really want to write me some femmeslash.
 
 
MJ

Who would win in a fight between Darth Vader and Voldemort?

Darth Vader
3(30.0%)
Voldemort
7(70.0%)

Please explain your logic and reasoning (comments can be used for further elaboration if required)

 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: ridiculous
Current Music: Salt and Pepper - Set Sail
 
 
MJ
For those of you who have never heard of Flight of the Conchords, they are a New Zealand comedy band who had two series of a TV show in the US. They are glorious and hilarious, and I was listening to their album for the millionth time today and...

I need someone to write me J2 fic based on this.

 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Bret, You've Got It Going On - Flight of the Conchords
 
 
MJ
Okay, it's rage time because I am TIRED and ANGRY.

The scenario: you're having a discussion about sexism and the double standard between men and women. You might make a comment like, "I shave my armpits" or "I took my husband's surname when we married".

Invariably, you will be told to explain yourself. Not asked, told. Demanded, even. And when you do, the response will be something along the lines of...

"I know you might think those are your reasons, but don't pretend your choices are made in a vacuum!"

Seriously - am I the only person who finds this phrase condescending as fuck?! Thank you for implying that I am singularly incapable of making a personal decision for myself and my body/life/whatever, because obviously, society made me think it. Or something.

Silly me keeps thinking that the whole idea behind the feminism movement was, uh, choice. I can choose to be a stay-at-home mother, or not. I can choose to shave my arms, or not. I can choose to take my husband's surname, wear high heels, do the fucking can-can in the middle of the street because that is what feminism is all about. And I am SO SICK of being talked down to like I'm some society-manipulated idiot because my choices aren't your choices. Seriously.

/end rant
 
 
Current Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: Miss You - Set Sail