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Jan. 2nd, 2017 11:19 am
themadmaiden: (It's true)
Current Muses 

Aliens: Newt : [personal profile] sleepallthewayhome
BioShock: Dr. Brigid Tenenbaum : [personal profile] mothergoose
Carrie: Carrie White : [personal profile] promfromhell
Discworld: Death : [personal profile] likescats
Fallout- New Vegas : Courier 6 (Eliza) : [personal profile] mojavewildcard
Hell Girl : Ai Enma : [personal profile] shallbeavenged
Hetalia : Ukraine : [personal profile] motheringnation
Portal : Chell [personal profile] toomuchtenacity
Silent Hill : Harry Mason [personal profile] haveyouseenalittlegirl
Skyrim : Babette [personal profile] bloodandalchemy
themadmaiden: (Library Rules)
I work in a library and sometimes I see a lot of puns in the book titles. Especially with mystery books. I also show them to people and write them down. Here are the book puns I have written down since Dec 27 2016

You have been warned.

-Gilt by Association 
-Plagued by Quilt 
-If Hooks Could Kill
-You Better Knot Die
-Well Read, Then Dead
-Double Booked For Death
-Till Dirt Do Us Part
-Knot Guilty 
-The Book Stops Here 
-From Fear to Eternity 
-Thread on Arrival
-Shadow of a Spout
-Paw and Order

-Paint the Town Dead
-Toast Mortem 
-Fry Me a Liver
-Lost and Fondue
-Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
-Hiss and Tell
-Snow Way Out
-Borrowed Crime
-Slay it With Flowers 
-Shoe Dunnit
-The Silence of the Llamas
-Sew Far, So Good
-No Nest For the Wicked
-Lord of the Wings
-Kneeding to Die
-Suede to Rest
-Golden Malicious 

-Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine
-Purl Up and Die
-Bran New Death 
-For Cheddar or Worse
-And Then There Were Nuns
-Licence to Dill  
-Farmed and Dangerous 
-Horse of a Different Killer 
-For Better or Worsted

-A Killer Maize
-Crime Rib
-Assault and Pepper
-Books Can Be Deceiving
-You Cannoli Die Once
-Latte Trouble
-It's A Wonderful Knife
-End Me a Tenor 
-Eggescutive Orders
-The Cakes of Wrath
-Dial Om For Murder
-Better Off Thread
-Cheddar off Dead
-Crime Brulee
-Liver Let Die
-Roast Mortem
-Freezer I'll Shoot
-And Then You Dye
-To Be or Not to Brie
-Killing Thyme 
themadmaiden: (Default)
Emily Dickinson

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!

I like a look of Agony,
Because I know it's true -
Men do not sham Convulsion,
Nor simulate a Throe -

The eyes glaze once - and that is Death -
Impossible to feign
The Beads open the Forehead
By homely Anguish strung

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
And Mourners to and fro
Kept treading - treading - till it seemed
That Sense was breaking through -

And when they all were seated,
A Service like a Drum -
Kept beating - beating - till I thought
My mind was going numb -

And then I heard them lift a Box
And creak across my Soul
With those same Boots of Lead, again,
Then Space - began to toll,

As all the Heavens were a Bell,
And Being, but an Ear,
And I, and Silence, some strange Race
Wrecked, solitary, here -

And then a Plank in Reason, broke,
And I dropped down, and down -
And hit a World, at every plunge,
And Finished knowing - then -

The first Day's Night had come -
And grateful that a thing
So terrible - had been endured -
I told my Soul to sing -

She said her strings were snapt -
Her Bow - to atoms blown -
And so to mend her - gave me work
Until another Morn -

And then - a Day as huge
as Yesterdays in pairs,
Unrolled it's horror in my face -
Until it blocked my eyes -

My Brain - begun to laugh -
I mumbled - like a fool -
And tho' 'tis Years ago - that Day
My Brain keeps giggling - Still

And Something's odd - within -
That person that I was -
And this One - do not feel the same -
Could it be Madness - this?

I was the slightest in the House -
I took the smallest Room -
At night, my little Lamp and Book -
And one Geranium -

So stationed I could catch the mint
That never ceased to fall -
And just my Basket -
Let me think - I'm sure
That this was all -

I never spoke - unless addressed -
And then, 'twas brief and low' -
I could not bear to live - aloud -
The Racket shamed me so -

And if it had not been so far -
And any one I knew
Were going - I had often thought
How noteless - I could die -

This is my letter to the World
That never wrote to Me -
The simple News that Nature told -
With tender Majesty

Her Message is committed
To Hands I cannot see -
For love of Her - Sweet - countrymen
Judge tenderly - of Me

I measure every Grief I meet
With narrow, probing, eyes -
I wonder if It weighs like Mine -
Or has an Easier size -

I wonder if They bore it long -
Or did it just begin -
I could not tell the Date of Mine -
It feels so old a pain -

I wonder if it hurts to live -
And if They have to try -
And whether - could They choose between -
It would not be - to die -

I note that Some - gone patient long -
At length, renew their smile -
An imitation of a Light
That has so little Oil -

I wonder if when Years have piled -
Some Thousands - on the Harm -
That hurt them Early - such a lapse
Could give them any Balm -

Or would They go on aching still
Through Centuries of Nerve -
Enlightened to a larger Pain -
In Contrast with the Love -

The Grieved - are many - I am told -
There is the various Cause -
Death - is but one - and comes but once -
And only nails the Eyes -

There's Grief of Want - and Grief of Cold -
A sort they call "Despair" -
There's Banishment from native Eyes -
In sight of Native Air -

And though I may not guess the kind -
Correctly - yet to me
A piercing Comfort it affords
In passing Calvary

To note the fashions - of the Cross -
And how they're mostly worn -
Still fascinated to presume
That Some - are like my own

There is a Languor of the Life
More imminent than Pain -
'Tis Pain's Successor - When the Soul
Has suffered all it can -

A Drowsiness - diffuses -
A Dimness like a Fog
Envelopes Consciousness -
As Mists - obliterate a Crag

The Surgeon - does not blanch - at pain
His Habit - is severe -
But tell him that it ceased to feel -
The Creature lying there -

And he will tell you - Skill is late -
A Mightier than He -
Has ministered before Him -
There's no Vitality

A Secret told -
Ceases to be a Secret - then -
A Secret - kept -
That - can appall but One -

Better of it - continual be afraid -
Then it -
And Whom you told it to - beside -

Pain - has an Element of Black -
It cannot recollect
When it begun - Or if there were
A time when it was not -

It has no Future - but itself -
It's Infinite contain
It's Past - enlightened to perceive
New Periods - Of Pain

Pain - expands the Time -
Ages coil within
The minute Circumference
Of a single Brain -

Pain contracts - the Time -
Occupied with Shot
Gammuts of Eternities
Are as they were not -

Purple - is fashionable twice -
This season of the year,
And when a soul perceives itself
To be an Emperor

Could I but ride indefinite
As dothe the Meadow Bee
And visit only where I liked
And no one visit me

And flirt all Day with Buttercups
And marry whom I may
And dwell a little everywhere
Or better, run away

With no Police to follow
Or chase Him if He do
Till He should jump Peninsulas
To get away from me-

I said "But just to be a Bee"
Open a Raft of Air
And row in Nowhere all Day long
And anchor "off the Bar"

What Liberty! So captives deem
Who tight in Dungeons are.

How happy I was if I could forget
To remember how sad I am
Would be an easy adversity
But the recollecting of Bloom

Keeps making November difficult
Till I who was almost bold
Lose my way like a little Child
And perish of the cold.

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry -
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll -
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul -

While we were fearing it, it came -
But came with less of fear
Because that fearing it so long
Had almost made it fair -

There is a Fitting - a Dismay -
A Fitting - A Despair -
'Tis harder knowing it is Due
Then knowing it is Here

The Trying on the Utmost
The Morning it is New
Is terribler than wearing it
A whole existence through -


It was not Death, for I stood up,
And all the Dead, lie down—
It was not Night, for all the Bells
Put out their Tongues, for Noon.

It was not Frost, for on my Flesh
I felt Siroccos—crawl—
Nor Fire—for just my Marble feet
Could keep a Chancel, cool—

And yet, it tasted, like them all,
The Figures I have seen
Set orderly, for Burial,
Reminded me, of mine—

As if my life were shaven,
And fitted to a frame,
And could not breathe without a key,
And ’twas like Midnight, some –

When everything that ticked—has stopped—
And Space stares—all around—
Or Grisly frosts—first Autumn morns,
Repeal the Beating Ground—

But, most, like Chaos—Stopless—cool—
Without a Chance, or Spar—
Or even a Report of Land—
To justify—Despair.

Muse List

Dec. 24th, 2015 04:48 pm
themadmaiden: (E-MAIL)
2001: A Space Odyssey
HAL 9000: [personal profile] duetohumanerror

Addams Family
Wednesday Addams: [personal profile] childofwoe

Adventure Time
The Lich : [personal profile] beyondstrength

Agatha Christie
Miss. Marple : [personal profile] mindlikeasink
Mr. Harley Quin : [personal profile] mysteriouscatalyst

Newt : [personal profile] sleepallthewayhome

Archer's Goon
Howard Sykes "Venturus" : [personal profile] futurefarmer

Atomic Robo
ALAN : [personal profile] itwascalculated

The Bad Seed
Rhonda Penmaark : [personal profile] justabadseed

The Bookworm : [personal profile] lamphat
Harley Quinn : [personal profile] crazyclownwoman
Mad Hatter : [personal profile] brokenhatted

Fillmore Press : [personal profile] lobotomizedchaoticevil


Barbara Maitland : [personal profile] hauntedbytheliving

Dr. Brigid Tenenbaum : [personal profile] mothergoose

BioShock: Infinite
Rosalind Lutece : [personal profile] seeskinglear

Carrie White : [personal profile] promfromhell

Circle of Magic
Tris Chandler : [personal profile] braidedlightning

Corner Gas

Brent Leroy : [personal profile] withgreatshirtpowers
Constable Karen Pelly : [personal profile] apneachamp
Wanda Dollard : [personal profile] rhymeswithwit


Death : [personal profile] likescats
Constable Dorfl : [personal profile] ceramicpoliceman
Otto von Chriek : [personal profile] iconographer
Constable Reg Shoe : [personal profile] freshstartclubfounder
Tiffany Aching : [personal profile] witchofthechalk

Belle : [personal profile] strangebookishgirl
Mulan : [personal profile] warriornotprincess

Doctor Who
Ninth Doctor : [personal profile] chosecoward

Dragon Age

Cole : [personal profile] forgottencompassion
The Warden "Mira Tabris" : [personal profile] storiesandknives


Courier Six "Eliza" : [personal profile] mojavewildcard
Joshua Graham "The Burned Man" : [personal profile] baptizedinflame
The Lone Wanderer "Mae" : [personal profile] thelonewanderer
The Lone Wanderer "Hope Irving" : [personal profile] vaultexile

Girl Genius
Agatha Heterodyne : [personal profile] deathraygoboom

Gravity Falls

Dipper Pines : [personal profile] starry_forehead
Bill Cipher : [personal profile] wrongangle


Laurie Strode : [personal profile] thefinalgirl

Hell Girl

Ai Enma : [personal profile] shallbeavenged
bb!Ai Enma : [personal profile] childrenofseven


bb!Cuba : [personal profile] screwucolumbus
Cuba : [personal profile] commie_island
Female!Cuba : [personal profile] cubancompanera
Nova Scotia "Abigail Dumont" : [personal profile] overlyfriendly
Ukraine : [personal profile] motheringnation
Male!Ukraine : [personal profile] bigbrothertoall

Horrible Histories

Bog Hale : [personal profile] butnotforlong

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
AM : [personal profile] letmetellyouaboutmyhate


Blind Al : [personal profile] ruiningyourpranks
Loki : [personal profile] godofmischief
The Silver Surfer : [personal profile] thepowercosmic

Mass Effect

EDI: [personal profile] vipretender
Legion : [personal profile] gestalt_entity
Mordin Solus : [personal profile] pausefor_breath
Commander Rachel Shepard : [personal profile] myfavouritejournalondw

Mass Effect OC
Urdnot Raz : [personal profile] bookdrop

Meryl : [personal profile] formerundeadminion

Johan Liebert : [personal profile] theboytwin
Johan Liebert : [personal profile] talkyoutodeath
bb!Johan Liebert : [personal profile] welcomehomesis

Kermit : [personal profile] rainbowconnects

Seshat : [personal profile] librarydeity

Nancy Drew

Alexei Markovic : [personal profile] awalkingcautionarytale
Nancy Drew : [personal profile] hellodeadend

Pacific Rim
Dr. Hermann Gottlieb : [personal profile] mathistruth

Poison : [personal profile] poisonbychoice

GLaDOS : [personal profile] getsciencedone
Caroline : [personal profile] marriedtoscience
Chell : [personal profile] toomuchtenacity
Mia : [personal profile] littlelunatic

Norman Bates : [personal profile] weallgoalittlemad

Red vs. Blue

Doc : [personal profile] medicnotadoctor
Tex : [personal profile] likeahex

The Ring
Samara Morgan : [personal profile] nenshademon

Roommates/Girls Next Door

Eirk/the Phantom of the Opera : [personal profile] hatesglitter

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket : [personal profile] mysilenceknot

The Silence of the Lambs

Clarice M. Starling : [personal profile] notfromcharmschool


Babette : [personal profile] bloodandalchemy

Silent Hill

Alessa Gillespie : [personal profile] onlyasacrifice
Cheryl Mason : [personal profile] isthelittlegirl
Dahlia Gillespie : [personal profile] theworstmother
Harry Mason : [personal profile] haveyouseenalittlegirl
Jodie Mason : [personal profile] adoptivemother
Walter Sullivan : [personal profile] completingthesacraments

Star Wars
Jedi Exile "Meetra Surik" : [personal profile] forcedeadspot
Jolee Bindo : [personal profile] crankyoldcoot
Princess Leia Organa : [personal profile] of_alderaan
Padmè Amidala : [personal profile] didnotlosethewilltolive

System Shock

SHODAN : [personal profile] genieofcitadelstation

Teen Titans
Raven : [personal profile] sarcasmandbooks

That Guy With the Glasses

Dr. Insano : [personal profile] he_is_sciencier
Snowflame : [personal profile] dofifty_atthesametime
The Magic Gun "Margaret" : [personal profile] themagicgun

This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Jerry Boyle : [personal profile] mykindofpeople


Meryl Stryfe : [personal profile] derringerous

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego

Carmen Sandiego : [personal profile] theladyinred
Ivy : [personal profile] dontcallmesis

X-Ray and Vav
Hilda : [personal profile] kindofagenius

Yu-gi-oh the Abridged Series

Marik Ishtar : [personal profile] lordofthesteves




TV Shows

Video Games

Web Series



themadmaiden: (Sanity is going)
Visualosities Masterlist

-Brigid Tenenbaum

-Carrie White

-The Lone Wanderer (Mae)
-Courier 6 (Eliza)

Hell Girl
-Ai Enma

Mass Effect
-Commander Rachel Shepard

-Johan Liebert


Red vs. Blue

A Series of Unfortunate Events
-Lemony Snicket

Silent Hill
-Harry Mason

System Shock
themadmaiden: (You monster)
Moments of Roleplaying That I'm Proud of /Want to Remember/Never expected

Harley kidnapping someone with plant magic to make the park into a jungle for Ivy
Johan and the Riddler's encounter after Christmas that ends with a riddle and a dead drone!Child
Johan actually caring about someone other then Anna (Slugger)
Johan choosing a name
Ai getting a boyfriend (Slugger)
Harley breaks up with the Joker
The adventures of Dr. Quinn medical lady/oh god who keeps letting her do this
Ukraine befriending Susan Sto Helit
Death and Death becoming and item
Elizabeth Tudor meets her clone
Ai is befriended by Bugs Bunny who tries to teach her comedy 
Ai and Jane from Twilight and Saki from Fruits Basket becoming like sisters
Cuba, Russia, America, Vietnam and Charles breaking into a plant to destroy it. Charles and the Buthurtinskys
Tiffany Aching and England ...just Tiffany Aching and England. Strangest father ever
Lemony Snicket running into a burning building to vote

Chell punching Wheatley
Chell hitting a sith lord with a shovel
Death and Death getting married because nouns are hard

I'll add more later
themadmaiden: (Default)
Gone Insane: 16
 -Royal Bethlehem Hotel: 2
 -Mirror Marshes: 14

Exiled to the Tomb Colonies: 10
Died: 3
Re-Jailed: 11
themadmaiden: (Hanging out)
Because I've been having a lot of feels for games recently. I thought I'd make a list and maybe rant about some games. Because I haven't done that for a while. So list of things I love from games.

War, war never changes )
themadmaiden: (Brigid Tenenbaum)

Brigid Tenenbaum is the best character of BioShock. I don't care what you say. What I love about her is her story. You collect it in audio journals as you run around Rapture, the great underwater city, and it tells about her past in the German prison camps in WWII. Her story arc is awesome. She goes from not caring about anything or anyone but science, as in not caring if anyone dies because as long as you got good data from it, hey science is good. To a mother figure to a large group of little girls she's rescued from being zombie like creatures. It's her fault the girls are like that and she knows it and doesn't try to pretend it's not. She wants to fix her mistakes and that's one of the reasons I love her. 

She's intelligent, pretty much discovering and creating plasmids and ADAM by herself at a young age. She doesn't care what people think  about her. She's dedicated to her work, before and after her moral change. And when she has it, she is good. She's one of the few people in Rapture that cares about someone other then themselves. 

I just wish we could have seen her in the Burial at Sea DLC. It would have been neat to see her stealing away one of the little sisters from a big daddy, because I still can't believe she went around stealing little sisters by herself with no help. She's just too awesome. 

I also love her accent and I want to hug her because she needs hugs. I like to picture her with her little group of young girls following after her, trailing her like a mother hen. Mamma Tenenbaum! 
themadmaiden: (Default)
British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Horror Movies
Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown
Masters Of Horror: A Documentary
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Nightmares in Red White and Blue : The Evolution of the American Horror Film
True Asian Horror: Part 1+2


Killing Us Softly : Advertising's Image of Women
Tough Guise : Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity


Apr. 12th, 2013 02:37 pm
themadmaiden: (Space girlfriends)
Characters: Tali, Shepard, the rest of the crew
Pairing: Female!Shepard/Tali'Zorah
Rating: T
Summary: A Quarian’s thoughts as the galaxy changes
Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect
Notes: Rachel Jane Shepard : Paragon : Colonist : Sole Survivor

It’s an AU also. Mostly when it gets into the ME3 stuff. Trust me, you’ll be able to tell.


This was short at some point )
themadmaiden: (Default)
Characters: Joker, Jacob, Tali, EDI, Shepard, Kenneth, Gabby, random oc
Pairing: Female!Shepard/Tali'Zorah
Rating: T
Summary: Sometimes you just don’t notice when people are flirting with you. That is all the time if you are Commander Shepard
Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect
Notes: Rachel Jane Shepard : Paragon : Colonist : Sole Survivor
Setting: Mid ME2

Just ...never go to the crew for romantic advice ever )

ME and RvB

Mar. 25th, 2013 03:55 pm
themadmaiden: (Don't ever do that again)
Someone on plurk showed a picture of a Dragon Age/Mass Effect crossover and mentioned how neat it would be to have the followers meet. I know nothing about Dragon Age but it did remind me of the main two casts that are in my headspace. Because the Red vs. Blue group and the Mass Effect people are both there.

So I was thinking of what would happen if these two groups met:

I appologize in advance )
themadmaiden: (Lazy kitty)
Characters: Shepard, Joker, Tali, Dr. Chakwas, random oc’s, Wrex
Pairing: Female!Shepard/Tali'Zorah
Rating: T
Summary: After the war Shepard is M.I.A again
Disclaimer: I do not own Mass Effect
Notes: Rachel Jane Shepard : Paragon : Colonist : Sole Survivor
Takes place: After ME: 3, AU

Oh hello AU ending )
themadmaiden: (Space girlfriends)
Characters: Rachel Shepard, Tali
Pairing: Female!Shepard/Tali'Zorah
Rating: T
Summary: Sometimes when you babble, the right words come out anyway.

I do not own Mass Effect, some lines taken from game
Notes: Rachel Jane Shepard : Paragon : Colonist : Sole Survivor

And so Kasumi doesn't have to lock anyone in a room )

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