This is me trying to bring fetch on, I guess.
Today I let my hair down (literally, I have really long hair), to let someone smell how great it smelled because I did a coconut oil treatment on it. This person then proceeded to grab my hair and press it to their face. Which had just consumed tuna salad. Tuna and onions on their hands and mouth. Sometimes I think it's a good thing I have no mutant mind powers. Are you fucking serious? You rub your gross fish/onion flesh on my sweet smelling hairs? Fuck. Not enough reeducation for you! ( HannibalCollapse )
От читательского блока меня потихоньку спасают аудиокниги. Те, которые сто лет уже собиралась прочитать, но так и не складывалось.
И в их числе Austenland, конечно, потому что прекрасная Шеннон Хейл написала, а не менее прекрасная Кери Рассел сыграла в экранизации (и давайте забудем про Стефани Майер в продюсерах). Книга оказалась чистым guilty pleasure, сначала вызывая недоумение (это всегда так в чиклите? О_о), а потом все больше и больше пожирая серые клетки и доведя в итоге до истерического ожидания экранизации.
Ну а еще остается смутная надежда, что в фильме будет чуть меньше наивного идиотизма романа, хотя кто знает, все-таки Майер.
Show-casing European Vidders, European Soure and European Music
A big 'Than You' to all the brilliant vidders who contributed, those who agreed to make shiny new Premiere vids just for this show and those who let me show a vid from their back catalogue. Several of the vidders in this show are not using LJ as their primary distribution platform and did not know me, but everybody I approached was more than happy to help out. A good number of vidders were interested in attending the con but for many this is not feasible due to costs, distance and sometimes visa issues - so we decided to make a little intro vid with 'greetings' from all those who wanted to contribute and I am still amazed and grateful how much work people have put into those vidlets and slide shows, they really gave the show a special feel and were very much enjoyed by the audience!
The vid show contains 14 vids made by vidders from 10 different countries, source from 7 countries and 4 Premieres. Since the show had to be under 50 minutes I could not include all the vids I wanted but I tried to include vidders, source and music from as many different countries as possible. I have also added imdb links for the non-English movies for those of you who want to check any of them out.
Please check out the vids and leave feedback to the vidders if you enjoyed their work - even if they are not based on LJ - I know it will greatly appreciated.Making Of...
by Faith & Selabris (Ukraine)
Source: Pulse, Veronica Mars, Original (all US)
Music: She from Atomic (Sweden)( Read more...Collapse )Ash & Dust
Source: Multi-fandom (US & UK)
Music: Electric Bloom by Cristal Castles (Canada), Radioactive by Imagine Dragons (US)( Read more...Collapse )Slow Burn
Source: Das Leben der Anderen
Music: Slow-burn by David Bowie( Read more...Collapse )As Above So Below
Source: El laberinto del fauno
- Pan's Labyrinth (Spain)
Music: Tempus Vernum by Enya (Irland) and Pajaros by Gustavo Santaolalla (Argentine)( Read more...Collapse )Spiel mit mir
(South Africa) *PREMIERE*
Source: Le pacte des loups
- Brotherhood of Wolves (France)
Music: Spiel mit mir by Rammstein (Germany)
I( Read more...Collapse )Kopfkino
Source: Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken
- Love in Thought (Germany)
Music: Kopfkino by Letzte Instanz (Germany)( Read more...Collapse )Once Upon a Time
Music: All Alright by Ros Sigur (Iceland)( Read more...Collapse )Madagascar Style
by Uk@R (Russia)
Source: Madagascar 1 & 2, The Penguins of Madagascar (US)
Music: Gangnam Style by Psy (South Korea)( Read more...Collapse )Le Manège
Source: Pushing Daisies (US)
Music: Le Manège by Stanislas (France)( Read more...Collapse )Mathilde & Manech
by LesyalLeto (Russia)
Source Un long dimanche de fiançailles
- A Very Long Engagement (France)
Music: Saving Payton by John Nordstrom (US)( Read more...Collapse )Intouchables ¦¦ Kind and Lionheart
by CantRushPerfection (Sitzerland) *PREMIERE*
- Untouchable (France)
Music: King and Lionheart by Of Monster and Men (Iceland)( Read more...Collapse )Beads of Time
- Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill (Germany)
Music: Battle of Evermore by Led Zeppelin (UK)( Read more...Collapse )And Still This Heart Will Yearn
Source: Teen Wolf (US)
Music: Dia Dos Namorados! by Broken Records (Scotland)( Read more...Collapse )Stars, Skies, Boats & Seas
by AnnaGiuliaFiction (Italy)
Source: Multifandom (US/UK)
Music: Boats and Birds by Gregory and the Hawk (US)( Read more...Collapse )
I am so completely fucking annoyed by the mary sue-ness of the new companion and the taking over-ness of the new companion and all the shit that focuses on the new companion and therefore forgets all about THE DOCTOR that I haven't bothered to watch the last 4 or 5 episodes at all yet and I have no deep urge to go out and do so. PLEASE do not fuck up DOCTOR WHO for me, okay? I am losing my shows one at a time to mary sues and utter bullshit writing and characterization. It makes me very sad. I used to really look forward to Supernatural the same way I used to look forward to Doctor Who and now I see "used to" in that sentence and it makes me fretful. She should die in a fire immediately and also, where the fuck is River? I want her to show up RIGHT NOW and lay the smack-down on Clara for trying to fuck her husband--which she totally is doing. Ugh. So disgusted right now, I can't even...
Oh, the reason for this sudden rantiness when I haven't been watching is that there is apparently a new community and I've seen the pimping of said community and ugh. UGH.
I HAVE SEEN SEASON EIGHT SUPERNATURAL AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.
now I want all my tumblr feeds back and I can't remember who they were. Though, not really looking forward to reading about all the things people didn't like. I always kind of feel sorry for people when they don't enjoy something that I think was just knocked out the ballpark - in this case, great plot arc, great acting, and relationship stuff that I would have thought both Destiel shippers and Wincest fans would be ecstatic about.
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By accident I came upon a map of Southern Europe today and WHAM!, instant homesickness for Southern France. I miss it like I miss a real home, it makes my heart hurt just to look at the names of the places on the map and know that I will, most likely, not return any time soon, and if I do, it will never be the same again (for me. I suppose France itself won't change more or less than countries do).
Which is funny, because I was never homesick for my actual home, but then again, that's kinda the whole point of being homesick for Southern France now - wanting something you can't ever have.
Nedless to say, I'm working through some things at the moment, have been for a while, and who knows, maybe one day I'll even be able to talk about it.
For now, all I can say is that I feel like there's a huge chucnk of my heart missing when I look at the map of the Cote D'azur, and it makes me sad.
In other news, I rewatched Skyfall this Sunday (that's James Bond, you heathens!), and I have to say, I LOVE the movie. It's definitely a movie for the big screen (and one of the few that I managed to catch in the theater in the last years), and it loses a some of its effect on TV, but I still LOVE the movie.
Like the good little fan that I am, I then moved on to read some JB fiction for a while. I feel like I've read EVERYTHING ever written in H50, and refreshing AO3 every couple of minutes has so far failed to produce more fanfic, so I felt safe to move on to James Bond for a little while. If you happen to have any recs, I'd greatly appreciate it.
That doesn't mean that I've abandoned the shiny that is H50! In fact, I'm incredibly excited about the finale, which I haven't watched yet, though I did contemplate skipping work today (or at least arriving really really late) in order to do so, but sanity won in the en (I know, it's not very H5o-ish to let sanity win, but it's work, people).
So I'll watch that when I get home tonight.
Other than that (and I know I haven't been around for months, so I have no one to blame but myself), my dear flist seems awfully quiet these days. Have you all moved on the DW? Is there more going on over there? Cause I have an account. I just never use it. But I could, if there was demand?
Somebody, I forget who, said something along the lines that English was a language that followed other languages down dark alleys, mugged them, and went through their pockets looking for loose vocabulary. The following proves the point, I suspect.
If you can correctly pronounce every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Try them yourself.
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!
– The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité
This seems to sum up the Sam pain inside me at the moment.( Bloody SamCollapse )
I've been feeling the urge to make an angsty vid. The finale has left me with all the feels. I've had some awesome suggestions for end of season vids (<33 thank you!!), but I've been thinking about this one?
. It's very Sam (though I picture lots of Dean in there too). So just hold me, Wrap me in your arms, Don't let me fall again..
Not sure. It's been forever since I've made an angsty vid. I feel like it'd be haaard.
I am working on a J2 vid atm - it's slow going - there's SO MUCH FOOTAGE!! /o\ But they are so gorgeous together. The OTW vid seems to be on indefinite hold (grrrr....). Just waiting to hear what they wanna do.
1. I got my third Graze box in the mail today! Which reminds me, I posted these reviews on instagram and tumblr but completely forgot to post them over here, so have some snack reviews:( Three snacks under the cut!Collapse )
2. I remembered to start my new book club book! I posted about this round's book over on tumblr
and will probably talk more about it here in my Wednesday Reading post.
3. I started watching Shingeki no Kyojin and am really enjoying it so far (though not as much as Hataraku Maou-sama, which is the awesomest). I will probably read the manga, too, at some point.Crossposted from http://torachan.dreamwidth.org/1684796.html. There are currently comments. You can comment there anonymously (please sign a name) or using OpenID if you don't have a DW account.
"MySpace was where you went in the past, WordPress and Movable Type were where people went if they had the patience and writing output to maintain a traditional blog, Facebook was where you went to define yourself by schools and checkboxes, and Tumblr was where you went to make your own identity and express your creativity." - from this post
on Marco Arment's blog.
That sounds absolutely right, and that's why I'm going to (eventually) go back to Tumblr. I haven't worked out commenting - maybe I'll just link my blog to FB and let people comment there.
LJ is nice, and I've missed it - but it doesn't have the critical mass of people I know that Facebook does, and lacks the ease of use of Tumblr. I'll just have to adjust to not having Friends-only posts. :)
So I wasn't feeling to good today - you might even say I was feeling "a trifle dead". So when my eyes stopped hurting I decided to read A Trifle Dead by Livia Day. No, that line isn't exactly high wit - indicative of my state of mind. The book did however raise my state of mind and state of humour. But then it was always going to. When an author with a fine humourous touch turns her hand to a novel of food and murder it was always going to turn out well when the folk at Twelfth Planet got their hands on it.
So it was a good book and it got me through the day, but it does pose a slight problem. See, where do I shelve it? It is a problem I strike from time to time when authors stray outside their genre boundaries (think Michael Marshall Smith). Not that I object to authors crossing boundaries - I positively encourage it.
But that still leaves the shelves. All the crime/mystery stuff is on different shelves in a different room. So should this book go in the SF/F section specially set aside for Australasian authors. In particular, in the part set aside for TPP titles. Or should it go on the crime shelves between Chandler and Evanovich.
At this point a few of you are thinking that the placement is because D comes between C and E. Hah! That would be too easy.
Oh, Moffat, you clever boy.
The season finale was satisfying, especially the little River Song postscript. He's left plenty of loose ends around Trenzalore for future writers, but managed to tie off the major ones, including answering the Question that must never be answered in a way that preserves the mystery, explaining the impossibility of Clara, and even managed to set things up for the 50th Anniversary episode.
(Not without some handwaving, but I'm willing to put up with it.)
I would love it if Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax got a spin-off series, and even of they don't, marks to Moffat for extending the "regular" cast beyond just the Doctor and his Companion.
The Whispering Men didn't do much, though, and I'd like to see more of them, even if they are knock-offs of Whedon's Gentlemen from Buffy.
I am looking forward to November.