August 17th, 2007 (10:34 pm)
...I watched MTV."
Group: "Hello, Anja!"
Important language question is: Those MTV girlies seemed to... snarl. Like, a lot. I mean, all of them, all the time. Their vowels sounded incredibly, well, snarly and sharp, especially the long ones, as in "Hiiiiiiii" or "Yeahhhhhhhh". Is that a regional thing or an age thing or an MTV thing? Or am I hallucinating again?
Also, I had a drawing fit yesterday night. Sidenote: I can't draw. I tried to draw Paul Gross, knowing that whatever I did, Paul Gross can't ever look bad. Aaaaaaaand after I was done scetching with the pencil it was remotely recognisable! Like, if I showed it to you and told you "this is Paul Gross" you might see a resemblance! After I was fucking proud for about five minutes, I decided to come to the actual drawing - 'cause until then I had only done the contours and indications of where the shadows were. So I grabbed my charcoal and went about it and... well. He looks like a Zombie. With a beard.
How do people do this with those shadows? How? It's not possible. Dammit.
Also, here's the meme I got from omphale23:
( 29 questionsCollapse )
July 16th, 2007 (02:19 pm)
I missed the big Mary Sue party that took place on Metafandom a while ago - I'll just say this is a response to the ongoing gender debate, so I don't look completely behind of everyone else - mostly because I didn't know how to express my thoughts on the subjects. It was like I had a point to make, but hadn't quite figured out what this point actually was, I just knew there was one. So, while I was struggling with my post about gender roles today, suddenly my attitudes towards Mary Sues and why I had instinctively disagreed so much with this post by fairestcat just appeared in my brain. Thank you brain. Have a cookie.
So, no bashing intended and, as I have missed a lot of posts concerning this topic, maybe my thoughts have been stated elsewhere already; if that's the case, feel free to ignore, but it's just inceredibly exciting for me to have finally figured out where I stand on this subject.
( Okay. Meta.Collapse )
July 7th, 2007 (09:13 pm)
1. Pick 15 movies that you have special feelings for.
2. Pick a few lines of dialogue that mean something to you.
3. As people guess the film, strike out that entry.
4. If possible, after the film is guessed, explain why that movie made the list.
( Forget everything you've seen on television and in the movies.Collapse )
July 7th, 2007 (02:26 pm)
I feel so...: calm
- I got my period exactly 5 hours after I paid 14€ for a pregnancy test. My body is an idiot.
- I'm sick and the BF isn't here to nurse me.
- My anti-cold-tea makes me pee every ten minutes. And it smells like weed.
- I started doing Irish Set Dance. Very exhausting, but a lot of fun.
- All check out this vid. Cutest F/V-vid I've ever seen.
June 17th, 2007 (01:06 pm)
- Internet was broken. Used sex as replacement drug. Did I miss anything spectecularly important?
- the G8-summit was wild. Got out of it without injuries, feel a little cheated.
- Bought handcuffs. Am on the pill. I win.
- Gonna see two plays in the next months: "Zauberberg" and "Hamlet" \o/ BF refused to go to the opera with me /o\
June 1st, 2007 (10:36 am)
I feel so...: excited
Right, I'm off to make capitalism history and smash the g8-summit. Yay. Guess it'll be one hell of a party. So, I'll be back on monday, probably ranting about police brutality and lack of freedom to assemble.
May 27th, 2007 (09:41 pm)
Could anyone point me to where I can find this fabulous fanvid called "Us" that gained a lot of attention a few months ago? It was about all kinds of fandoms, or rather fandom as a whole and was wonderfully done, with a lot of effects.
May 24th, 2007 (06:16 pm)
I feel so...: indescribable
If you've got some unused fits to throw - here's some trigger material.
PS: There are five more parts to be found on YouTube. I recommend watching them in small doses. It gets even uglier.
May 15th, 2007 (09:13 pm)
I feel so...: hungry
What's on the playlist?: Regnava nel silenzio - Lucia Di Lammermoor
I'm gonna spend half a week in a bus or tent. I'm gonna get drunk/smoke... stuff a LOT. I'm gonna shout stupid slogans. I'm gonna risk being beaten up/arrested/shot by militant anti-fascists/the police/Mr. Bush's lifeguards.
It's gonna be FANTASTIC! \o/
And now for something completely different:
I'm searching for... well... sexy music. Not this easy-listening-porn-movie-stuff, but rather: Hot lyics, smouldering saxophones (all right, that one might be porn-movie-stuff), UST-filled duets. Something like that? Anyone?
April 7th, 2007 (09:37 pm)
...because everything was one huge, chaotic, crammed MESS!
And now I see that my backups are partly defective (i.e. my MUSIC! my MOVIES! WAAHHHHH!!!) and I might or might not have screamed at and kicked things, and now that I'm calm I'll do the only sensible thing and, yes, ask you guys for help.
Please, gimme music. I'm already stalking the place to get my movies back (S&A, *pants*), but I thought some of you might have some nice music I can download...? I already started with omphale23's Paul Gross albums \o/ , but of course I need MORE!
April 1st, 2007 (02:30 pm)
It's incredible how much RL interferes with itself. I mean, how am I supposed to write a paper while there's a Swimming Championship and a Curling Championship going on? And on top of that I have to sacrifice all my saturday evenings for soccer (yes, I'm convinced if I don't watch enough soccer Bayern München will win the title again).
March 29th, 2007 (03:10 pm)
...zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
March 29th, 2007 (02:51 pm)
...I couldn't stop rofling when I read this Curling definition from the Urban Dictionary:
A true embarrassment to human existence. A non-sport which involves some loser thrown a flat, cylindrical stone yelling non-sensical things at two even bigger losers, using their "specialized" brooms to... SWEEP THE FUCKING ICE.
Usually Canadians excel at curling and win all the championships because the rest of the world is sitting back and laughing at those canucks for even being associated with such a homoerotic activity.
Okay, back to me being a grown-up.
Gotta write now. Gonna write now.
Gonna get some coffee first.
March 27th, 2007 (04:12 pm)
I feel so...: freaked out!
It's been two weeks since I last worked at it and now it has just... disappeared! I can't find it! I know where I had saved it, I KNOW it! But it isn't there!
1. Hugs and people telling me that I will be able to get it done it time and
2. Computer magicians who can tell me if there might be any obscure place on my puter where it has been autosaved or something (I'm using OpenOffice, BTW)
ETA: Okay. It's gone. And I'm calm. I still got more than two weeks. I already did all the reading I needed to do. If I write one page per day, I should be all right.
March 22nd, 2007 (11:24 pm)
Which, of course, I knew, so it's kind of stupid to have meltdown because of that, but I didn't know know. Like, I never thought about it! I guess that getting to know him from dS this clean cut style has etched itself into my brain and not even 14-hours-Marathon-watching of S&A - were clean-cut he was SO not - couldn't get my brain to take the wavy hair, you know, IN. I feel like that time when I had this piano concert and everything was fine and okay and then, in the middle of the concert WHAM I suddenly realized that I was sitting on a stage with
about 50 thousands of people in front of me - which was something I also knew before, but didn't know know, if you can see waht I'm getting at.
Well, and now I'm falling in love Geoffrey Tennant all over again, because I have a reason to watch all three seasons again with a completely different perspective (shut UP, this is fucking relevant). Because wavy, longish, unruly hair means hair perfect for grabbing (GRABBING!) and I am all over that.
So. What mind-blowing epiphanies did you guys have this week?
March 17th, 2007 (06:47 pm)
...let's broaden our political minds *beams*
sam80853 just showed me how to set up chat rooms via Trillian *sacrifices bull for my goddess*, I have wine and food - I'm prepared to watch "H2O".
So basically: Do you still want to do it *terribly afraid no one wants to talk to me* and when do you have time? Oh, and everyone else who might want to join in - you're welcome.
February 23rd, 2007 (01:13 am)
Everyone: Watch "Spy vs. Spy"! Now!
This scene where Ray is playing chess against H? Where he's thinking about his next move? There's a close-up of his face (gosh, so pretty) and then he comes to a conclusion and shows his cocky!face and LICKS the corner of his (pretty, pretty, PRETTY!) mouth! I mean, I was watching this like, yeah Ray, pretty, hot... all very nice... some eye candy... and the just WHAM!
And I had never ever noticed this scene before. Or read about it in a sexy!Ray post. It's SO underrated! I mean, in this scene, he's so young and pretty and the sun is shining and he's wearing his dorky glasses and then his TONGUE! I know, I shouldn't be surprised, it's just... Fraser licking his lips - I can deal with that by now (with a lot of squeaking and some bunk time), but seeing Ray doing this, combined with this GLANCE is just so... EXCITING!
Okay ya'll, appreciate this scene. Now. And please tell me I'm not completely overreacting.
a_boleyn posted this interview where he talks about his Hamlet (I need to see a tape of that play! I know it exists! Please, you Straford people, I beg you on my knees, I'll pay anything
you know: "anything" *licks lips* to see this!) and... mmmmmmm... Dear Paul, can't you just spend the rest of your life talking about acting? And doing those things with your hands? And getting all deep and thoughtful and saying those clever things? Please?
Honestly, there's some middle-aged guy, who's wearing a dorky baseball cap and talks about acting, right? It really, really shouldn't make anyone squirmy and melty and HOT (I mean, it's not just a mental feeling of "Oh. He's really hot.", it's a physical reaction.). But this voice... God, this voice. I swear, my boobs are growing with every syllable he articulates! It's spooky!
'kay. I'll just... keep on fangirling inwardly for the rest of the night. *sighs*
February 17th, 2007 (12:26 am)
Well, that's all I want to know actually...
February 14th, 2007 (08:38 pm)
My cat caught a mouse.
She brought her into the house to kill her off.
I locked both up in the kitchen.
My cat is stupid, mouse is still alive.
I know where the fucking mouse is, my cat doesn't!
Got moral problem with betraying mouse to the enemy.
On the other hand: she'll die anyway. Either she starves to death or is eaten by cat.
ETA: Just betrayed mouse. Feel like I'll go to special hell for that.
ETA2: Mouse still isn't dead. Cat seems to have lost the required interest in it.
( five-questions meme for omphale23Collapse )
February 14th, 2007 (01:35 am)
So it might be more like “one of the many reasons” (although I think it is an important one) and it might not play into all kinds of evilness (I'd leave out flip-flops and Martha Steward).
But still, while I was having a shower, reflecting (i.e. stating my opinion to an invisible audience) the documentary and panel discussion I had seen on TV tonight (and I don't mean the boykissing part), it occurred to me, why people are so easily drawn to prejudice, homo-, xeno-, whateverhaveyou-phobia, war, religious fanatism, nationalism, why they don't respond to your arguments in discussion (or even acknowledge you have arguments), why there are questions like “are you with me or against me” – in short:
( why people are dumb.Collapse )
Also: I finished knitting my first sock. It's kinda huge. And bulgy. Well.
February 13th, 2007 (08:51 pm)
Watch "Arte"! Right now!
They show a documentation about whether homosexuality is caused by nature or nurture - and it features NAKED MEN and ASS-GRABBING and BOYKISSING IN CLOSE-UPS!
Well, and it's really interesting.
February 9th, 2007 (07:18 pm)
Hehe, I've found this hilarous film from a German satire magazine wit English subtitles: The Bush Pilot.
Check it out.
February 9th, 2007 (05:02 pm)
Just a short question to the native speakers of English:
Is it really that difficult to pronounce my name correctly? I mean, it's just "Anja", with an "a" as in "father" at the beginning. Is our exchange student just ignorant or is he trying to tease me or is it really that impossible to pronounce it correctly?
ETA: Due to the questions that arouse in the comments, here's a little soundfile with the proper pronounciation: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8uoqgd
February 8th, 2007 (07:44 pm)
Okay. So it was maybe more like 300 and they weren't strangers and a trembling voice and wet eyes is not exactly weeping. But it was uncontrollably.
I don't remember too much of the performance; what I do know is that I did some... stuff we definitely didn't do in rehearsal (like slapping the mask my character had a dialogue with. Well), but seriously?
So. Much. Fun.
In rehearsal I often had trouble remebering my lines, because I was too preoccupied remebering where to go and what to do with my hands and voice. Today all of it was just there.
Well, afterwards we all celebrated a bit, then I had my last class until APRIL YAY! and now I'll spent the evening slowly getting drunk.
Rest of the week was shitty; Only thing worth mentioning is that I got an appointment with a therapist. Yay?
February 8th, 2007 (09:56 am)
'kay people, it's time for you to tell me to break a leg. In two hours I'll be on stage.
February 5th, 2007 (05:15 am)
Just a short F/K-ficlet for stop_drop_porn... please?
January 10th, 2007 (11:48 pm)
Before I throw my TV out of the window I'll rather type my laptop through the desk. So, I just watched a documentation about the low birth rate in Germany. Actually every woman should at least get 2.1 children, German women only get 1.4 (which gives a nice touch the arguments of some assholes who complain that all the immigrants "flood" this country).
So, that this happens that it might cause problems - I accept that. What I don't accept is the way the media, politicians and the defenders of this nation (i.e. women who gave birth to more than 2 children) deal with this!
Women, who choose not to get children, are portrayed as self-centered, irresponsible and careless. Women, who choose to get children, are portrayed as perfect citizens, willing to self-sacrifice themselves for their country.
Men are... mentioned. Every now and then. Mostly in a way of "it would be so nice of you if you could wash the dishes and maybe play with your child sometimes..."
( Doesn't the constitution say something about every person having the right to free development of their personality?Collapse )
December 29th, 2006 (11:31 pm)
Just to let you know: I've already started getting drink with half a bottle of Chianti. Now it's empty.
Should MissA quickly finish herself off with William's?
If you answered "No" to the following quesion, what should she do instead?
Make a long, whiny emo post
I'll tell you in the comments
: I meant "previous question", obviously. Gnah.
December 29th, 2006 (03:27 pm)
In the comments to the "would slashers support het couples"-post I often read that het-couples were not as interesting, because their relationship was often canon.
Which, of course leads me to the question: would slash couples also become uninteresting as soon as they became canon?
Let's just imagine, your OTP (or fav pairing, however) became a couple at the end an ep. Not just a subtext-couple, but a real canon couple, with "I love you" and kissing and fade-to-black. Of course we'd all have keeled over with glee. But what then? Just think about the consequences for fic:
- first time stories (which constitute a large amount of overall fiction) would have to deal with "what happened after the FTB". Now, apart from the tensiontensionOMG-appeal of first times, it is also the possiblity of being able to bring the characters together at any point of time, in any point of their relationship, in any mood etc. that makes this kind of fic so attractive. With a canon relationship, the big revelation would have been set, the possibilities for varying the topic would have decreased immensely. The only possiblity to bring them back would be to write first-time AU - which would be funny actually: We get the thing we wish for and then start ignoring it because it gets, yes, boring.
- if the relationship began with several more episodes to go, we's also see how their relationship develops. I think no one can deny that the question of how the couple is accomodating in the first months and weeks is a very interesting one to explore - but it wouldn't be necessary anymore because canon would show us. Again there's the AU possibility - again with the same paradoxon as mentioned above.
Of course, we'd still not know what they'd do after the show ends, we'd still not know what they do in bed and there's still a plenty of stuff left to explore in fiction. But just those two examples show (and there are more), what consequences a canon relationship can have for fanfiction. Because the beginning of relationships is one of the main topics in romance fiction overall, a canon-relationship would constrict our possibilities to fantasize - and the interest of writing fiction about that particular time.
I'm not multi-fannish, so I don't know how it is in fandoms that have canon (het or slash) couples - does the interest in those pairing decrease after the relationship went from UST to established? Or, to be more accurate, did the amount of romance fiction decrease?
Don't get me wrong, I'd have killed for having a canon F/K relationship - but I'm not sure if maybe that wish would have had consequences we all would not have liked at all...
December 29th, 2006 (03:11 pm)
I had accidentally blocked all cookies for community.livejournal.com and skater_g8r.livejournal.com (that's why I couldn't comment on ds_harlequin and ds_flashfiction - and why I've been ignoring ignoring you lately - sorry, skater_g8r), but I got it all set now! *takes a deeeeeeeeeep breath*
December 28th, 2006 (01:44 pm)
(Now that got your attention, didn't it?)
Since stormymouse enabled me to make polls (Yeah!), I thought I'd have some fun with it.
Okay, imagine the perfect sex scene (the only one you have left to write before they hack off both your hands bacuse you're writing too many dirty stories, or the only one you're allowed to take with you onto a deserted island - whatever) - and tell me what it's be like. Because it is only ONE sex scene, there are (I can be so cruel) no ticky boxes. Hehe.
Explain as much as you want in the comments (Hell, write the scene in the comments), add your own suggestions, have fun.
( Here we goCollapse )
December 27th, 2006 (09:32 pm)
...for two months! Yay! So much thanks to whoever did this!
I've got a question: How can I use sam80853's and stormymouse's S&A mood theme?
December 24th, 2006 (07:28 pm)
Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control are not natural.
Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people cannot get legally married because the world needs more children.
Obviously gay parents will raise gay children because straight parents only raise straight children.
Straight marriage will be less meaningful, since Britney Spears's 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and it hasn't changed at all: women are property, Blacks can't marry Whites, and divorce is illegal.
Gay marriage should be decided by the people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of minorities.
Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are always imposed on the entire country. That's why we only have one religion in America.
Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people makes you tall.
Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage license.
Children can never succeed without both male and female role models at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to cars or longer lifespans.
Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages
will for gays & lesbians.
from: http://grove.ufl.edu/~ggsa/gaymarriage.htmlMerry Christmas!
December 24th, 2006 (02:24 am)
Ok, this is important:
I want to write prompt number 22 (the marriage one) for ds_harlequin - but LJ doesn't let me comment there! So I can't claim it!!!
Could someone please claim it for me? I authorize you officially to do that! Please! I want to write it!
And to all the others: hands away from that prompt! It's mine!
December 20th, 2006 (06:15 pm)
I'm thinking about the attitude of slashers (which has something to do with the famous question "Why do we slash?"). Would those of you, who define themselves as "slashers" ever consider to ship a het pairing, if a show came up in which you "see" it and think it's interesting? Or are shows (books/movies/comics/etc.pp.) without an m/m pairing to slash generally unintersting or at least uninteresting in the fannish sense?
I'm not talking about writing occasional het-porn, but about really shipping a pairing, believing in it, without hoping the one or both of them will find same-sex partners in the future.
December 14th, 2006 (11:43 am)
- For Mom: scented oils. Now I need a nice ceramic bowl to go with those.
- For Grandpa/Grandma1: Chocolates. Suffices,
- For female Cousin: a pair of Elk ears and a set of candles
- For male Cousin: a pair of Elk ears. Need something to go with it.
- For Dad's girlfriend: Chocolates and some Espresso beans.
Cards sent: 0 (I suck)
Now I still need something for Grandma/Grandpa2, my Dad, my roommate (should be easy, just a small, decorative thing for her room) and my cat. Maybe my cat would like a pair of Elk ears, too...
December 12th, 2006 (01:23 pm)
...I went into town yesterday to finally start buying christmas presents. I hate it, HATE IT!!! Everythings full of tourists and yuppies and riff-raff! And those who aren't are sheer crazy.
I was pestered by TWO holier-than-thou Jesus lovers (really, can someone please explain to me why they always feel obligated to convert other people? I mean, football fans are also passionate, but they're not running through trying to convince everyone to become an Eintracht Frankfurt fan. So, what the fuck?), and then a Hinduist monk.
Then of course there are the beggars and donation hunters and... God, is this so difficult for everyone? I mean, I usually have some change in my pocket which I give out here and there, but at the moment there are so many people around wanting my money (and wanting more than just a few cents) that I can't give it to everyone. I donate money every year for the German AIDS foundation and I'm just a fucking student. But if someone collects money for a good cause and I don't give them anything because I've already given other people money - that doesn't help them in the least, does it? And then I'm starting to think that if I won't have a coffee in this nice café over there, I could give those 2€ to this good cause, but I don't, because I want to have coffee and then I feel incredibly guilty and... I really don't have a bad life, but I do have to save money to be able to afford a small luxury every now and then, and then I see people who'll never be able to afford those luxuries and I feel ridiculously guilty and shallow.
This time I saw a guy with a pony standing in front of a big shop. He held a sign i which he asked for donation for the circus he's with, because they're always having such a hard time in the winter. And God, stuff like that really breaks my heart. It makes me feel sad and guilty and don'tknowwhatelse - is it the same with everyone else? It really gets to me and I feel a little silly because of that because other people don't seem to be thrown off balance by this stuff. Or is it just that they wouldn't let it show?
BTW, no, I didn't get any presents. Fuck.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand I've found a SHAKESPEARE DOLL!!! Like the one Geoffrey mocks in S&A! They exist! I was SO tempted to buy it!
December 9th, 2006 (12:37 pm)
I feel so...: panicked
Okay, I've been stupid. I fiddled with my browser settings and said that it should ask everytime a cookie is about to be installed. I accidentally denied skater_g8r's journal the permission to install a cookie, and now I can't see her flocked posts!
skater_g8r, help me! You're a computer goddess, tell me what to do! Please! *cries*
I've tried everything. I told my browser to accept cookies automatically, I defriended and friended you again, I logged in and out a thousand times, but it does not work!
Besides, LJ doesn't allow me to post comments to ds_flashfiction - I get an "invalid form"-error. does that have something to do with the cookie-mess, too?
December 3rd, 2006 (01:54 pm)
So, I've been thinking about creating a due South wiki. It'd be an amazing way to kill time, spread unnecessary knowledge, promote oneself and generally fool around.
Seriously, it'd be great to make lots and lots of lists with fiction of different categories, praise the fandom etc. I looked around some gratis wiki hosters and found some interesting offers (netcipia, for example). I thougt it could be a good supplement to LJ. LJ is great for discussion, announcement, community etc., a wiki for storing knowledge (which is difficult in Lj, due to the blog structure. I spend a massive amount of time cruising oter people's memories to find a certain "didn't someone had a theory about this and that somewhere sometime but where?")
So, what do you think? I mean, it couldn't hurt to try it out, and if we find out that there's no interest/no need - well, then no harm is done.
I created http://duesouth.wiki-site.com/
I edited the Main Page a little, tried to explain the general concept and set up some rules. If you want to change or discuss anything, please do so. Let's see if it works out.
By the way: I'm an Admin! I've got unrestricted power! *rulez*
November 28th, 2006 (12:43 am)
After spending the whole afternoon being confused by my tutors shirt (which is... really... well... confusing) I decided to spend my evening
getting all throbby being baffled by PG's prettiness acting abilities. So I decided to watch H2O, Men With Brooms and Buried On Sunday like Jeff watches The Piano: By fast-forwarding to the porny bits. In my case this means the "Curling Rocks"-Soliloquy, the "Handle Lick"-bit (hey, in my version of the movie he actually does it!!!), all scenes where the priests collar is visible and uhm... H2O. Yeah.
After that I had an overdose-induced halliucination involving giant penises. But maybe that was just the wine.
Anyway, on a much less profanous note: the requiem on saturday was ( awesomeCollapse )
Apart from that: "Dead Guy Running" on TV-tonight! Stanley Smith! Hand-Holding! "Priests can't to certain... things..."! I really hope I manage to stay up long enough.
November 25th, 2006 (02:50 am)
Jerry's does have a last name. It's Appleby.
November 21st, 2006 (01:40 pm)
WHO? All Men and Women, you and everyone
WHERE? Everywhere in the world, but especially in countries with weapons of mass destruction.
Winter Solstice Day - Friday, December 22nd,
at the time of your choosing, in the place of your choosing and with as much privacy as you choose.
WHY? To effect positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy a Synchronized Global Orgasm. There are two more US fleets heading for the Persian Gulf with anti-submarine equipment that can only be for use against Iran, so the time to change Earth’s energy is NOW!"
Definitely worth supporting, isn't it?
November 21st, 2006 (12:38 am)
I feel so...: depressed
Saw a documentary about Tuktoyaktuk this evening. God, for a town with a Wikipedia entry it's damn small. But it made me happy.
Then I saw another documentary about Death Penalty. Made me sad, angry, frustrated and - over all - depressed. Yo, you guards: "I'm just doing my job" is a fucking lame excuse.
And in three hours I'm gonna see the first dubbed dS-ep featuring RayK. How I dread it.
November 14th, 2006 (08:21 pm)
Is there a fandom consensus about the order of eps in season 3? Need it for the Next Big Meta Post.
Has anyone ever made a graph about Fraser's weight fluctuations from the Pilot to CotW?
There were Bolivian musicians in my subway-station today. Couldn't see Anna anywhere, though.
No, that's not a question.
4. Incredibly important.
Fraser: Bondager or Bondagee?
November 12th, 2006 (09:52 pm)
My minister president, Roland Koch, this slimy, conservative, lying, corrupt bastard, who is responsible for the new tuition fees in my state, is accused of blackmail/bribery (don't know how to call it correctly)! A smallish party says that he offered them to change the laws for party funding (which would bring them money) if in exchange they wouldn't run for the elections in 2008. And they have people who are ready to testify under oath in front of an enquiry board!
That's the best news in Hessian politics since... well, since he was involved in the money laundering scandal in 2000. *smiles bitterly* Everyone (opposition, media and public) demanded his resignation, but the parties in power prevented that. And three years later the people re-elected him and gave his party an absolute majority in the Landtag. *headdesk*
And somehow I have this ugly feeling that he'll be able to wriggle out of this one again. Sucker.
November 8th, 2006 (03:49 pm)
After skater_g8r struck me dead with her "Jake In Suspenders"-icon I started to think about my suspender kink... and kinks in general.
It's weird, I mean before Benton Fraser came along I associated braces with fat old men, so they were completely anti-sexy. And now I could die for them. I mean, PG looks great in just about everything, but... I mean, if you show me a picture of Fraser in henley without braces I think something like "OMG, pretty! Wanna have that!". When he wears jeans I think "OMG pretty! Jeans bring out pretty ass! Wanna have that!" . But when he wears braces, I think "OMG braces! Pretty! Wanna play with them. And with Fraser. But also with the braces." So, I like jeans not for the jeans themselves, but because they fit so snugly, while the suspenders are droolworthy themselves. In combination with a pretty man sure, but... nguh!
So, could anyone please enlighten me why braces are hot? Why? Whywhywhy? Anyone, please?
And then... ( Sex. Kinky sex. Kinky gay sexCollapse )
So, tell me about your kinks. Any explanations for them? Or maybe you have some really weird stuff to offer? Come on, entertain me!
October 19th, 2006 (03:40 pm)
My favourite German satire-website (www.schandmaennchen.de) just provided me with the link to the new US National Space Policy (PDF).
On the one hand it states that the USA "is committed to the exploration and use of outer space by all nations for peaceful purposes, and for the benefit of all humanity." Okay, that sounds good. But in the following sentence they say: "Consistent with this principle, 'peaceful purposes' allow US defence and intelligence-related activities in pursuit of national interests."
So, using the space for "intelligence-related activities in pursuit of national interests" is a peaceful purpose. Even if one agrees with that, does the US allow other nations to do the same? The document mentions international cooperation, but the usage of space for purposes of national defence is only mentioned with the addition "US". And I can't imagine that the US would allow North Corea to do the same...
But it gets even better: ( The USA rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit US flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone 'hostile to US interests'.Collapse )
Correct me if I'm on the wrong the track here, but doesn't that translate to: "We are allowed to place any kind of weapon in space, as long as it serves homeland security. However, we will not allow you to control that. Hehe. By the way, WE get to decide who's allowed to do what in space."
Is it just my resentments towards the Bush-Administration and the arrogant tone of this document, or is the message really that the USA is allowed to do whatever they want in space (under the flag of "national security", of course) and other countries are not?
ETA: Here are some links about this topic
http://news.com.com/2061-11199_3-6127433.html - "George Bush - Space Ranger", a listing of Blog community responses
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/HJ20Aa02.html - "US turns space into its colony" from Asian News
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltraum/0,1518,443228,00.html - "Bushs Allmacht-Doktrin" from Spiegel-online; in German, but very recommendable)
October 18th, 2006 (06:28 pm)
Finally managed to stay up long anough to actually see it.
Muahaha, Fraser sounds like a 13-year old alien scientist with badly repressed and extremely kinky sexual preferences. Possibly knackered *looks at ultra_chrome*. Which is funny, but completely unsexy. Makes me appreciate the Paul-voice even more. However, it feels as if I were watching a completely different show. A crack-show.
PS: "Drachendame" sounds ridiculous!
October 12th, 2006 (02:54 pm)
Write a journal entry for this meme with six random facts about yourself.
Then, pick six of your friends list and tag them - no tag backs.
These rules should be included in your entry.
1. I'm terribly afraid of going insane. Specifically of having hallucinations, like hearing voices or seeing things. If that should happen, it wouldn't matter whether I'm aware of the fact that they're just a mental condition or think they're real; both are absolutely horrifying scenarios.
2. I'm a doctor-avaoidant hypochondriac. If there is such a thing. Whenever somethnig seems wrong with me I sit down with my mother's medical encyclopedia and try to figure out which horrible disease could cause my symptoms. I also hate it when my doc makes blood tests, because before get the results I'm always convinced that he found something that will make me die a gruesome death. Still I can't bring myself to live healthy.
3. I've got three (approachable) goals in my life: Learning to fence, learning to tap-dance, and climbing a really high mountain.
4. I'm the Queen of Idleness. I love hanging around in cafés, libraries, in front of my laptop, on my sofa, just reading newspapers or writing stuff or thinking about whatever it is that's just occupying my mind in that second... and I'm convinced that doing that is the fucking meaning of life!
5. I like to talk to myself. I read books to myself, I have very interesting conversations with myself, I interview myself.
It's a great way to figure out for myself how I think about stuff, by playing the Advocatus Diaboli AND the Advocatus... uhm... Caeli? However, You know what I mean.
6. Sometimes I think that I was actually meant to be a man. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy being a woman (apart from the menstruation-thing) and I'm certainly NOT comfortable with the thought of having a penis or liking cars, but when I have a look at the "What gender is your brain" tests, the expectations of society and the way I think I can't help but wonder if something went wrong when I was received. I hate shopping, I can't deal with emotions, I don't like children, I suck at interior designing, I like sciences, I like Tarantino, I wanna be a hero, "girlish" woman annoy me like hell, I played with LEGO instead of dolls and so on.
But maybe that just shows that all those Gender-theories are nothing but crap.
October 10th, 2006 (07:22 pm)
Note to self: Never eat while watching videos of singing!Paul. Somehow a pea ended up in my nose.
Well. *clears throat* How is everyone else today? *beams*
I finally managed to look up the lyrics to my new fav song "Fucking with Fire" by Edguy, and to my astounishment found out that this one line in the chorus wasn't "long and uncut", but instead "loaded and cocked"... which isn't necessarily less dirty, but definitely more pun-ish. Listening to the song revealed that it took a lot of mishearing from my side to miss the actual meaning of this line. Well. I blame the subconscious.