Be aware, I haven't used this account, other than to follow and occasionally comment on posts by people I don't see elswhere. If you're in my circle, welcome. And may conversation ensue.
arliss: (flames)
( Apr. 29th, 2013 10:24 am)
OOps! Overshot my DW-versary by two weeks!

Dreamwidth's four, and I've been here four years. It seems like forever, and not that long, the way the best friendships are. I'm glad to be here, and I'm glad Dreamwidth is such a kickass place to be. Long may both of us wave!
arliss: (Star)
( May. 13th, 2010 11:19 am)
When you see this message, post in your journal with your favorite Season 5 SPN quote.

Where's your moose?
arliss: (Default)
( May. 11th, 2010 03:54 pm)
It's a bit late, and though I am barely noticeable on the fringes of SPN fandom, few are familiar with my name, my opinions count for little, and therefore it feels a little pretentious for me to make a statement, in light of the Unfunnybusiness in recent days I feel I should say that I believe silence does not equal consent.
arliss: (dish candle)
( Mar. 24th, 2010 04:32 pm)

The world's a little less light with him gone.
arliss: (vardo)
( Nov. 26th, 2009 03:57 am)
I have gotten absolutely everything out of the attic that I wanted, )

Meanwhile flist, those of you who observe the day, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
arliss: (Default)
( Jul. 1st, 2009 01:38 am)
I have several invite codes that I'm probably not going to have use for. Is there a pool somewhere, that I could donate some of them for people who want them?
arliss: (breathe)
( May. 9th, 2009 11:53 am)
I'm still a little broken by When the Levee Breaks. I have to rewatch before I can form much of a critical dissection or opinion, and I haven't been able to bring myself to do that yet.

Except for holy crap, when did Jared Padalecki get to be such a good actor, with such amazing depth and power, such range and accessibility of emotion, able to use his physicality with delicacy and restraint, his voice and facial range with such facility? He was truly amazing this ep--a step up into Ackles' class, in my opinion. Wow.
arliss: (Default)
( Apr. 18th, 2009 12:50 pm)
A collection of Supernatural maunderings. No meta, no story speculation. Feel free to skip.

No, really. )
arliss: (Default)
( Apr. 16th, 2009 10:57 am)
I should post a poem before poetry month is over.

Separate beds

We used to fit like spoons
bodies matching curve and recurve,
turning as one from facing east
to nestle, still sleeping, facing west.

Our patterns diverged: you rolled,
I flipped in place; you claimed
four compass points,
I curled into frontier fringe.

Often you pursued
as I inched toward the precipice
until defeated, I rose, flanked,
staked a beachhead on the far shore.

You retired early
I joined you until you slept,
then crept away to read late
till sleep beguiled me, too.

Your limbs wandered wide
my attempts to find space woke you,
broke your sleep. It was simpler
to surrender to the couch.

Your waking guilt
did not affect your sprawling sleep;
you insisted on separate beds
for months, till I relented.

It’s fun to play
“your place or mine?”
luxurious to sleep undisturbed
and undisturbing.

But waking solitary in the dark,
I ache for your skin,
for the heat and the rhythm
of breath and blood.
arliss: (vardo)
( Apr. 2nd, 2009 02:54 am)
House pictures here!

The shop, porch, and much of the interior was built or remodeled by the previous owner, a union carpenter. While his taste was not always what ours would have been, the work is quality, solid and foursquare. Something to build on. The surface can be changed if what's underneath is sound.
Homonym: One of two or more words that have the same sound and sometimes the same spelling but differ in meaning

1. To glance quickly.
2. To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
3. To be only partially visible, as if peering or emerging from hiding: Tiny crocuses peeked through the snow.

1. Having a peak
2. Rising to a peak
1. a pointed tip or projection: the peak of the roof
2. a. the pointed summit of a mountain, b. a mountain with a pointed summit
3. the point of greatest success or achievement: the peak of his career
Verb--to form or reach a peak: his career peaked early
Adjective--of or relating to a period of greatest demand: tickets are generally more expensive in peak season

Verb--[piquing, piqued]
1. to hurt (someone's) pride
2. to excite curiosity or interest

EDIT: (I couldn't help myself) "Her peaked nipple peeked from above her bodice, piquing his interest."
arliss: (brotherhugs)
( Jan. 27th, 2009 07:53 pm)
For the next little while, I'm going to be using as default this userpic by [ profile] katysam as my small tribute to and a reminder of Kim Manners. The clips are from AHBL2 and Mystery Spot, both of which Manners directed.
arliss: (I've got you)
( Jan. 26th, 2009 05:15 pm)
RIP Kim Manners

Thank you for all the fright, the absurd, and the truth under the horror.

You'll be missed, man. Travel well.
arliss: (Default)
( Oct. 6th, 2008 09:44 pm)
Okay, my new hobby, when looking at on set or public appearance photos of the JJs? Is Spot the Cliff. It's like Where's Waldo, with ink and cargo shorts.