Red villain

Loki's mistletoe

I should like to thank trickster_loki for his gift of mistletoe. As I am not in the habit of being included in quaint Yuletide traditions, this made for a pleasant, if entirely unprecedented surprise. And while it is perhaps less than wise to be grateful at receiving mistletoe from Baldr's betrayer, I am grateful nonetheless.

I only hope I am not expected to choose between a kiss and a dart through the heart.

ooc: We got a present! =D You totally made my morning. Thank you!!!
Croc bait

From everyone

Considering that my latest quietus has been far too quiet for comfort, I suppose this result is not at all surprising.

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Certainly there are those who would agree I am due for a transformation -- most likely into crocodilian bowel juices. A humbling passage indeed!
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Truth or Dare

Because I feel I must reciprocate...

1. Reply with a comment and I'll tell you which one I want, either a truth or a dare. Dares should pretty much stay within my LJ or LJ-verse, and not be anything that will get us reported to LJ Abuse.

Also, try to keep it to something I can do within one day, absolute tops.

2. I either answer the truth/perform the dare.
Bad form

Seven songs meme

Having been tagged by diedalittle, I must oblige.

Instructions: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your Livejournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

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Tagging: Anyone who still wishes to participate.
Bad form

What do you think when you look in the mirror?

James Hook is not an old man. So boasts his reflection, and most convincingly.

The mirror shows someone who did not simply chance upon the prime of life, stumbling into his heyday after a leisurely stroll through his middling years. No, this image belongs to someone who schemed, clawed, ravished and slaughtered his way into a state of physical supremacy that most men can never hope to attain.

And he shows not the slightest sign of descending from that pinnacle. There is no stoop to the breadth of his shoulders, no slouch in the steel of his spine. His black curls remain untainted by a single thread of grey, and his face--somewhat shadowed and rather too pale, perhaps, but surely that can be attributed to his schedule--bears no unsightly lines or wrinkles. None but the most determined of simpletons could deem him elderly, much less infirm.

Yet he knows that in Neverland, it does not matter that he still possesses the fullness of his strength, that he is almost as spry now as he was at Eton. Here vigor and vitality have but one face, and that face grins cockily through all its first teeth. Anything else is adult, unequivocally beyond salvation; eighteen or eighty, you are grown up, and therefore knocking on death's door. He feels this truth in his bones, though his reflection protests mightily.

When Hook looks into the mirror, he does not think he is old. But he thinks he will never again be young.
Bad form

Floreat Etona!

I'd like to take a moment to point out that my most distinguished alma mater has been accepted into the Schools Directory, having naturally been submitted for consideration by yours truly. Thus far I am the only former student on the list, but I suppose that is to be expected. My education was anything but a dime a dozen.
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Ficlet meme

Comment here and my mun will write you a ficlet (or drabble as the case may be). It might be of you/how I perceive you, it might be of one of your interests, it might just be something that reminds me of you. You have no say in what she uses or says.

Then put some version of this in your journal, so I can get a new ficlet or icon or whatever! Please.

ooc: I'm gonna steal from alan_shore here and emphasize that there are no guarantees the ficlets won't suck! Also, I'm traveling out-of-state on Thursday, and am the worst responder when I'm home... so lord knows when these would get posted. But if you want one, I'll do my best to deliver. Really! =D