Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Brief Quote

I was reading another H/D fic (I'm quite obsessed with HP right now, can't you tell?), and in an otherwise unremarkable fic, The Weather, by Hannah, found this and thought it a keeper (specially the part in bold):
“[...]Come on Harry,” Malfoy said as he stalked up the stairs.
Harry stood up with a sheepish grin staring at the people who were staring back at him surprised. “Well you wanted to know,” he said with a grin.[...]
“Come on Harry, I need your help, this isn’t a one man operation you know,” Malfoys voice carried out over them [...]
“Duty calls,” Harry said with a grin as he quickly made his way up the stairs."

Thursday, 14 September 2006

Temptation, oh temptation!!

I’ve been thinking about submission for a while. Submission as complete trust, at least, as willing surrender of oneself over someone one trusts, to do as they please. Probably ever since I read that HeeroxDuo fic about it, The Discipline Of Self, by Kai Foster (1) (at Shinigami+Wing), and then there was that YohjixAya one, Steel Engagement, by Francesca (Bathory) (2) (don’t remember where I first found it... or which one of the fics I read first, in fact). Now, after reading Draco's Folly, by Ravenna C Tan (3) (at The Archive at the End of the Universe), a thoroughly perceptions altering fic, I found a note recomending books, and googled them, and reached Amazon... and was tempted! Really! That’s what started the urge to find again those fics, and quote them, and work on a post as I did for this one – as a way to channel that urge to actually buy them. Which would be absurd, since I don’t think I’d be able to try it anyway – and, of course, there is no one I’d try it with now. Er. You know.
And all of this got me thinking about fics, and couldn’t let this type of post pass without remembering Sword Dance, by Natalie Baan (4).
Here are some quotes, though probably re-reading the ficz would be best (hehe, any excuse works on me for that!):

Submission is in every form of discipline. When you follow a rule, you submit. When you give someone in the register's office your transcript, you submit. When you wait in a line, you submit. When you look someone in the eye, you submit. And that creates several situations that can be examples of discipline. There is control, there is training, there can be punishment seen in any of those.

What's not to understand? You want to dominate me, right? It turns you on? Well, now you can. I'm telling you, you have my complete submission. It's all for you and no one else. I can't put it any clearer than that, can I?
[...] I just wanted you to know and understand that I give you this of my own free will, because I want to. Because I... love you...

There are plenty of good books on rope bondage out there if you'd like to learn to do it safely and well. I'd recommend The Sensual Art of Japanese Bondage by Midori if you are into the aesthetics of it at all, and Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook whether you are or not.

And as Omi stirred, one hand running hesitantly through his hair before slipping away from him, the mattress shifting as the teenager began to sit up slowly, he lay motionless in the rest that followed movement: a center from which any possible form might emerge.
All those patterns of potential, seen as if for the first time...

Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Wired News

To celebrate my arrival on Google homepage, three acid articles I should probably read and forget:
Wired News: The Ultimate Blog Post
Wired News: Google: Don't Not Be Evil
You and Your LiveJournal and You

Friday, 1 September 2006

Rosarinos en Red

To take into account, if only to tell Nana about the varied images displayed in the site, ROSARINOS EN RED. Reached it from Munipalidad de Rosario's site.

Thursday, 31 August 2006

Mostly Free File Sharing Services

Long overdue list, I think. Will add as I remember them. And they ALL have restrictions of some kind.
YouSendIt - after 7 days or a number of downloads.
MegaUpload - still unusable since they decided they wanted more money, unless I find how to hide/fake my ip, which is unlikely (meaning I haven't found anything workable yet).
SaveFile - allows several files in the same page, up to 60MB/file
RapidShare - xMB allowed per hour
TurboUpload - up to 70MB.
File Factory
RogePost - up to 100MB
MooLoad - up to 500MB, but this far is somewhat slow.
DepositFiles - strange, many times redirects to other servicies, not really sure how it works.

ImageShack - only images, and allows some re-sizing.

Friday, 25 August 2006

Moving sketch

The boss received a link to this page, in Russian. A dynamic sketch in Flash. Very interesting.

Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Sudoku - mania

I've been going to Web Sudoku - Billions of Free Sudoku Puzzles to Play Online for a while, just forgot to bookmark it here. Thought of it because I thought about bookmarking the new on-line variant, Jigsawdoku - love the 9x9 with symbols one.

Edit: Also found Sudokupuzz, which is not as good as the aforementioned (snicker), but still good.

Sunday, 20 August 2006

kyou says, back to DOS for a little bit

I just remembered that in my DOS times, I used to change the prompt, and write my name or something like that. Prompt/? to see what you can do, or a simple string of text. Think it's funny how much I still remember (or somewhat remember, he)

Well, reading this article, List your life in .txt, learned some little txt/command line tricks.
Ok, will work more on the functionality of this later. Meanwhile,

todo.txt @mac @pc @paper @offline Draft todo.txt feature
(project, context, description, also priority by starting lines with a/b/c, which allows sorting)

from the prompt: echo 'text to be added to file' >> todo.txt
also from the prompt: find "string" todo.txt
and then could also ->sort (not sure how yet)
and a mix of them: find "los" todo.list | sort

if notepad instead of prompt, ".LOG" on the first line of any text file, it will automatically append the time and date every time you open it.

prompt is more for unix/admins etc

Edit: estimated date, read link for further details

Saturday, 19 August 2006

Naked Translations

Looking for "Dutch courage" (the expression, of course, not the courage!!), I stumbled upon Naked Translations: English to French translation - interesting blog, worth a deeper look.
By the by, I do stumble a lot around the net, don't I?

From Eroica with Love - again!!

Kadorienne had new slash, and I went to the site for it, which warranted a little riffling around to see what was new, and I found a (new?) link to HONEY SOURCE KINGDOM - awesome art, really lovely. I like the way Dorian is softer-looking here. I'll try to take it, hehe.

Thursday, 17 August 2006

NeoWORX - Quality tools for world of blogs

I ran into this site, NeoWORX by pure chance. One word: wow (yes, it *is* a word). It's only a counter/chat board, but a great idea also. Wish it where worth it to put it here!


I'm publishing this ebooks resources' list just because I haven't put anything here for a while. I'll edit this if there is sth interesting to keep.

Wednesday, 26 July 2006


This Sketchblog is rather similar to what Nana wanted to do, so I'll pass the addie on to her. And besides, it's got very good sketches. Everything is sorted out (categorized) at rachelEM - illustration.

Tuesday, 18 July 2006

So Far Away by gwenling

Another quote, taken from ch 34 of gwenling's So Far Away:
You can only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough

(not sure were it is taken from, but I took it from the fic)

Monday, 17 July 2006 - Torrent list

I've lost count how many torrents I've downloaded with a file saying "Tracked by" Never been to the site before, though. Still faithfull to my Isohunt.

Thursday, 6 July 2006

Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Google Gmail

Finally!!! I finally got a Gmail account!! Granted, it's not my first choice of handle, but is not that bad, uh? Kudos to me!!

Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Scripts, scripts, scripts, for web design

Today I changed this blog's template, and let me tell you, this is hard!! Now, this places, Paul McFedries' JavaScript Scripts, Dynamic Drive DHTML (dynamic html) & JavaScript code library, and, have some good and/or interesting scripts (at least the ones Essence of Purity uses come from these sites). Meaning: more places to check out later!! (will I *ever*)

Edit: Is the falling snow/leaves too much? I wonder.
Edit: The no-right-click script is *gone*. It was annoying!
Edit: More frills: Mandarin Design

Thursday, 8 June 2006

Oops, forgot

Just reserving space for first site-disk

Tuesday, 30 May 2006

Google Book Search

This, Google Book Search, is amazing. Hope it's also useful, but you never know.

Friday, 19 May 2006

Random quote of the day...

Oh well, random sites, random info, random sillyness, random quotes, do I really need a rational plan for a blog? No? Good. (Though I could just argue that "anything random" is a rational plan, right?)
Found this one in this fic, All about you:
Malfoy finds Harry's sense of humour lacking. Harry finds Malfoy is lacking a sense of humour.

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Personality Disorder Test - Personality Test

Well, I don't know whether to be happy I'm not paranoid, or worried about the schizoid / schizotypal bit.


-- Personality Disorder Test --
-- Personality Disorder Information --

Dante's Inferno Test - Impurity, Sin, and Damnation

*cackle* Just a funny test. My answers:

The wretched King Minos has decided your fate. His tale wraps around his body 3 times.

The sweet light no longer strikes against your eyes. Your shade has been banished to... the Third Level of Hell!

In the third circle, you find yourself amidst eternal rain, maledict, cold, and heavy. The gluttons are punished here, lying in the filthy mixture of shadows and of putrid water. Because you consumed in excess, you meet your fate beneath the cold, dirty rain, amidst the other souls that there lay unhappily in the stinking mud. Cerebus, a canine monster cruel and uncouth with his three heads and red eyes, dwells in this level. He growls and tears at the damned with his teeth and claws.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Third Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test - Impurity, Sin, and Damnation

Wednesday, 10 May 2006 - Anime FanArt & FanFiction - Anime FanArt & FanFiction - finally registered there; cannot login yet, though. Will tray again later.

Wednesday, 3 May 2006

A bit of silliness

Just a nice amusing little quote, from a weird WK fanfic by Minerva Solo, at FanFiction.Net : Flowers in the Window:
"Apparently there's a Kritiker directive," Ken said, holding a hand out to Farfarello. "Though I think Omi might have made that up. Or made it happen. He's got a lot of power."

Friday, 7 April 2006

St. Therese?

María del Cármen sent me this:

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you... May you be content knowing you are a child of God...

Monday, 3 April 2006

l a z e r t o p i a

l a z e r t o p i a - need I say more? Well, yes, this is Lazer's blog.

Thursday, 23 March 2006

Cultural Inglesa

I don't think I knew Cultural had a web page, but here it is: Cultural Inglesa
I think I'd like to buy the books for the highest-level courses (Proficiency, last time I asked, but I think the system's different now), and maybe even consider taking the test - but that's not really likely, though, couse I think they only last for a period of time. Odd.

Thursday, 9 March 2006

Happy Birthday to me

Yesterday I even forgot to congratulate myself somewhere, such a rather irrelevant date it was (only close family and Gabriela know/remembered/mentioned)

Monday, 6 March 2006

Mot du Jour - French Word of the Day

Turns out I've only now thought of this, but which better way of improving my French? My grammar is not that bad after all, for an intermeditate student. So, here's one place, Mot du Jour - French Word of the Day at, but you need to go check the page every day. I also found Un Mot Pour Vous, but the site seems to be down, will have to check back soon.

Monday, 27 February 2006

Ahora andá y viví....

Ahora andá y viví...., Andrea's new blog. More profound and insightful than mine, I like it!. Ok, corrected now, still think of you as my babysister, Nana!!

IES Olga Cossettini

IES Olga Cossettini

One word: FINALLY! Quite complete, apparently, except for class schedules.

Monday, 13 February 2006

Free Hit Counter / Web Counter

I've just registered (as kyouneko) into this Free Hit Counter / Web Counter, that I'm testing out cause Andrea wants one. I admit I'm curious too.

Friday, 27 January 2006

More nonsense

Reading this H/D fic at FanFiction.Net, Black Truth, I found this jewels, and had to record them somewhere:
By Friday morning, Draco had carefully built a manor on the left bank of 'denial' and was comfortably living in it without any thought whatsoever. (chapter 7)

And with that, Harry Potter had joined Draco Malfoy on the banks of Denial, but had been very careful to build his housing of choice on the opposite side of the river, away from Draco's manor because they wouldn't want to be neighbors... no not at all. (chapter 10)

Hehe, still funny

Friday, 13 January 2006


Friday, 6 January 2006

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

A fic I found at the Ink Stained Fingers Archive, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, by FemmeSlash, in the HP fandom of course, contains this charm/spell that helps you clear your mind and find the one you love. The Amant charm, consists of an amulet made of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, and a spell.
Parsley for desire, sage for wisdom, rosemary for trust and thyme for love.

My very own translation, 'perejil para deseo, salvia para sabiduria, romero para confianza y tomillo para amor'. Then there is the spell, in latin:
Amantium libidinis, amoris integratio est
Amantium sophae, amoris integratio est
Amantium fidelatis, amoris integratio est
Amantium amoris, amoris integratio est

Roughly, it means the same thing too.
I know, doesn't have anything to do with this blog, but I'm so charmed by it that I wanted to keep it somewhere. If I had walls I'd hang it there. Lovely!