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Hi :-) - elizabeth_cs
Hi :-)

Haven't been on LJ for so long - forgot how it works. :-(

I am back from my parent's, where I had to reside yesterday in order to watch EUROVISION. Finland won, which was well deserved. The guys did stand out within the typical bunch of ABBA wanna bees, although I didn't like the song. The second place for the Russian guy was expected too - I thought the ballerinas were ridiculous, but the guy was hot, and the song was OK for a pop (and yeh, it is stuck in my head forever... never-never-let-you-go).  I LOVE songs with some ethnic motives, and although Horvatia wasn't my favorite one among them (I much preferred Armenia or Macedonia), I agreed on the third place for them.  Was disappointed with France's rating - it was my favorite song on the show this year, and it certainly deserved better grades.  The rest, as I said, was a all together blending mix of ABBA (and not in a good way)

I am back to fanfiction reading. Fortunately, or unfortunately, the period I’ve missed was filled with Angel-centric stories. And since I am firstly and mostly Spike’s fan, I won’t have too much catching up to do. So, I’ve been recommended Spander story… Dirty Dancing Spander Style, by I thought I wouldn't like the story, because what can you really add to Dirty Dancing.  I was so delightfully wrong - the story is hilarious, clever, and extremely well written.  I was laughing so hard, my stomach started hurting after the second chapter (not to mention my parents thought I was going nuts).  Highly recommend the story, which also inspired me to do a little movie poster.  Overall I believe that if our girls did the sequel to the movie, it would be much better than that "Havana NIghts" disaster.  Sorry, correcting myself, anything would be better than the Havana Nights.  If our girls did the sequel, it would be plain super.


P.S. OK, it wasn't me. Some cunt (who wasn't me, obviously) disactivated lj-cuts on my journal.
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wildannuette From: wildannuette Date: May 21st, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

mmmmm yummy

Very sexy pic of Xander at the top there hon, not sure how you managed to make this but well done for doing it *grins* Very cool, now if only there was such a film *sighs* well you've enticed me to read the fic *hugs*
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: mmmmm yummy

Thank you, sweety. You're just too nice to me. *hugs* And the story is a good read, you will surely like it.
drusillas_rain From: drusillas_rain Date: May 21st, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow - great manip and layout of the poster!
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for commenting. ;) I am really happy you liked it!
debris_k From: debris_k Date: May 21st, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was just gonna offer some very unoriginal but enthusiastic praise about the poster/manip, like Wow! and Whee, and then I saw the pic at the top of your journal and all I went Guh. Wibble. And possibly Kerflunkt.

(excuse me while I tuck my tongue back in my mouth)

Ugh. Wibble?
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
IoI Thank you so much! Bha-ha, your colorful language is fun to read too. *wink*. Btw, completely agree with your icon. He-he
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: May 21st, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent! Really apt for the fic, and Spike looks stunning in that dress, as does Xander in his Tux. Loved the text as well, yum
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I missed you so much, sweety! *hugs* Thanks for checking over, but you are always too nice to me.
_sharvie_ From: _sharvie_ Date: May 21st, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bwahaa! Nope, wasn't you! *snicker*

Ahhh, I'm so glad you're back. You always disappear and my flist has a very definite whole in it. It's great to have you back and you bring pretties! This fic is on my list of 'to read' because she's one of my fav authors. So the poster's great because I get a little teaser. I see Angel and Dru and a boat! Love the little image of them by the water. You do that so well.
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey you, married girl *wink*. My brother got married yesterday too. All the best people are falling...
Can't find you e-mail address. :-( You still have mine?

Glad you liked the manip. He-he, Drue and Angel, and Buffy, and Anya.
_sharvie_ From: _sharvie_ Date: May 22nd, 2006 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure I have it somewhere buried in my email client. Mine is still on my user info if you need it.
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 23rd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, duh! Thanks for the tip.
electricalgwen From: electricalgwen Date: May 21st, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my God. Brilliant!
Been loving the story all the way along, and this is just...yum! Thank you so much for sharing it!
I've actually never seen Dirty Dancing, so savoytruffle's amazing prose has provided me with an S/X version playing in my head without any competition from the original.
Nice to see it's region 2 compatible. ;)
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
You didn't watch Dirty Dancing? I am jelous, really, although you are getting the better version anyway. He-he. I first watched it on the region 2 system when I was a kid.

Thank you so much for commenting! *hugs*
angelicvampyre From: angelicvampyre Date: May 21st, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Finland won??? Hard Rock won???? Did they wear the costumes???? Ok so I am a little excited! *Does a girly fan dance*
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, they won, and they were fully costumed: with the wings, and masks, and platforms, and that funny leg things that have flashing eyes. Although I wasn't crazy about the song, they did a great show, didn't they?
angelicvampyre From: angelicvampyre Date: May 22nd, 2006 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Have not seen it, jsut heard the song a while back and saw the video clip and loved it, so was hoping that they would get up there so happy me!
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 23rd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am totally jelous. Haven't seen the video - they don't show cool european videos here in the US. :-(
From: jans_intentions Date: May 21st, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice to see you again, hon. I hope you enjoy catching up. We all missed you. *g*
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I am in the middle of the second chapter of Kept I've missed. Missed you hard!!!
spankspike From: spankspike Date: May 21st, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG!!!! I have missing you to death, honey!

I was just thinking yesterday that it would suck to put up my final chapter of 'V Is For Viagra' without having you around. You were such a big motivator for me on that story with all of the hot manips you made for me. Now I won't have to. Yeah!!!!!!

*loves you hard*
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
You will??!!! I SO MISSED THE STORY! But the last chapter? :-( You know how it goes - want to see it go, don't want to see it ending. I'm hardly a motivator, but I do beg for your updates constantly, don't I?

*love you harder* smooches*
savoytruffle From: savoytruffle Date: May 22nd, 2006 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm thrilled that you gave the story a try and were pleasantly surprised! The poster is fabulous! Thank you so much.


- camisha
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Oi, Camisha, I'm so glad you liked it. I know that you are not really into that art staff, but muse is a funny thing, and I just had to do it. Sorry that I didn't comment on your story yet - kind of read it in one sit.

Hoping for the soon update.
*hugs and kisses*
savoytruffle From: savoytruffle Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
You're right, I'm not usually all that big on art, but I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed the poster. And even if I didn't like it (which I do), I'd never want to tell someone not to make something they enjoyed making. So I'm really glad you did it.

Your entry here was feedback enough.

I updated the story a little over an hour ago in my journal.

Thanks again!
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I figured you wouldn't tell anyone you didn't like something, although you could hardly stop me from making it, 'cause muse is a funny thing. :-)

You updated? Squeeeeee!
nomadbeth From: nomadbeth Date: May 22nd, 2006 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
guh, so you're a professional graphic artist, right? If not, ever think of a career change? NIIICE
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, sweety. Uh, actually I do it for living too, although I like Spander more than some stupid catalogs and brochures. Thank you so much for your comment!
From: fan_spagle Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* love this!!!
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
:-) thank you for checking it out and for your feedback.
cinderella81 From: cinderella81 Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG!!!! I totally love this! It is perfect and beautiful and fabulous!!!
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 22nd, 2006 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
*blushes* Oi, that's just too nice of you to say that.
wilde_moon From: wilde_moon Date: May 22nd, 2006 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Hot damn! That is a freaking awwsome manip! I don't often comment on them because most of the time all I can see is how the head is too big, or the skin tone doesn't match. Shit like that. But this...damn! I love the whole poster, too. Mind if I use it as a wallpaper?
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 23rd, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you are just too nice, made me blush. :-) Of course, take whatever you want. I appreciate that you like it enough to keep it as a wallpaper. Thank you for commenting.
shapinglight From: shapinglight Date: May 22nd, 2006 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Nice to see you.
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 23rd, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Nice to see you too. ;-) Couldn't keep away, could I.
novichok74 From: novichok74 Date: May 22nd, 2006 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Зайка, как хорошо снова получить от тебя весточку :) Я тоже в последнее время занята по самое не хочу :( Как твоя работа? Закончила работу над проектом? А установка кровати прошла удачно?
Манипа чудесная *LoL* У тебя всегда получается очень сексуальный Спайкуша в женском платье :) Вообще-то я не поклонница пары Спайк/Ксандер, но если ты говоришь, что это очень смешно, я его себе скачаю, чтобы почитать на досуге :)
elizabeth_cs From: elizabeth_cs Date: May 23rd, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, sweety, I've missed you so much! What are you busy with? Work? Well, that's good then, isn't it?

The bed is cool - I am sleeping on it now - you'll see when I make the pictures (after I finish that damn bathroom). The final copy of the catalog went to printing on Friday, and I though - eh, done! Yeh, right... I have to do 4 promotional inserts that will be printed with the catalog by... today! My life sucks, I'm telling you.

Love Spike in dress, for some reason. He's just so fun this way, 'cause Spike is both masculine and feminine at the same time. Its interesting when putting him into dress, because there is more to the manip than just glueing a head to a body... so many things need to be adjusted to make it believable. I am happy you're liking. He-he. The story is pretty cool, and Xander's voice is super.

"Gde-to v kyrse Aninogo tchatelonogo examina o ego bydyshix planax i ojidaemogo doxodnogo potentziala, Xander ymydrilsya vstavit' mydroe slovo. On vubiral eto slovo ostorojno.


Ya chyt' ne pomerla so smexy.
laazikaat From: laazikaat Date: June 29th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm archiving Dirty Dancing for savoytruffle's page on Spander Files and I've used your gorgeous poster-manip here for the story header.

savoytruffle asked me to use it for the story's header page with your permission, and though you have previously told me it's okay to illustrate the stories I archive with the manips you donate to them, I still feel better letting everyone know where their babies are going.

That poster you made is absolutely perfect for her amazing story, I laughed so much when I was reading it. My favourite line was Buffy telling Angel off for turning into a Demon during their date. Wonderful stuff.

OT and BTW, that Merman-Spike manip on your header is gorgeous hot *fans self*


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