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Jul. 9th, 2012

55 Reading Questions meme

Book memes, wheeeee! Ganked from winterlover.

Favourites books, pet peeves and reading habits )

Jun. 15th, 2012

Meme nabbed from [info]amo_amas_amat

Procrastination ho! (whereby I mean an obscure adaptation of "tally-ho!", not "procrastination prostitute" although I suppose the latter could apply if I were actually paid for wasting time. dum de dum).

Stuff )

Apr. 29th, 2012

30 Days of Firefly (or possibly 30 Days of the Tam Siblings Appreciation Society)

First of all, yes, I am on a "30 Days of [Insert Show]" spree, lol. Second of all, I was saddened to see that this was only on Tumblr and Facebook (when did those become the primary fandom interaction spaces? :CCC) and decided that needed to be remedied immediately. Third of all, I tweaked some of the questions because they were stupid. Fourth of all, let's go!

Dear diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever. )

Apr. 21st, 2012

30 Days (or, you know, one) of Buffy

There has been so much Buffy marathoning in the Igloo lately that I'm all choked up with vicarious nostalgia/love. I've been watching random eps here and there when inspired by tweets, and man, I still adore this show to a ridiculous degree. Hence, Buffy memeage! Except I'm not going to bother with doing one a day, that is too organised and commitment-adjacent :p

That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, Bingo! )

Apr. 1st, 2012

Catching Fire casting notions

Tralala. I was looking at [info]lilithilien's post of her casting choices for Catching Fire and it inspired me to do my own.

Mind you, I have no particular opinion or preference about most of the tributes, apart from a general hope that there won't be too much star-studding. I'd much rather have lesser-known faces (but good actors) attached to these roles than all the big stars swooping down and bagging them so we'd have to forever associate Angelina Jolie with a Hunger Games tribute, urgh.

(In a similar vein, I'm very very glad fans are in no way in charge of casting, lol. Some of the suggestions I've seen put forward for people like Finnick and Annie made me run screaming. PLEASE TO BE KEEPING BOTH NATALIE PORTMAN AND HAYDEN CHRISTIANSEN FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS FILM. SAME GOES FOR THE ENTIRE CAST OF GLEE. KTHXBAI.)

Anyway... the only parts I much care about casting-wise are Johanna, Finnick, Annie and Mags (and Annie isn't even physically in the second book, so I guess that's just three), so those are really the only ones I have ideas about.

And, uhm, two of these choices aren't actors, lol. Let's assume for the sake of happy fantasy casting la la land that that they'd magically be naturals, kk?

My casting choices )

That is all.

Except not, because now I have additions )

Jan. 28th, 2012

Fanfic Meme 2011

Wheeee, it's that time of year. Time to ramble self-involvedly about your fic-ly achievements for the year. Don't be afraid to give yourself a pat on the back ;)


ALL the fic talk )

Jan. 3rd, 2012

Fic: As Dire Chance And Fateful Cockup Would Have It (AWZ, DeRo, LeFlo)

Title: As Dire Chance And Fateful Cockup Would Have It
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Alles was zählt; Deniz, Roman, Lena, Florian, Alexander (yes, shush), Jenny
Word Count: ~4500 words
Rating: G
Warnings: Schmoop. Mentions of That Thing, though ruthlessly reinterpreted.
Summary: Roman makes it home in time for Christmas. Canine abduction, verbal abuse and terrible tree choices ensue.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to RTL.
A/N: This is for [info]momogermany, whose left knee I now own \o/! Thanks to [info]alsha for beta-ing and for suggesting 32 titles (yes, I counted) before I ignored them all and went with a Billy Mack quote (that has even less to do with the fic than anything that came before it but it sounded fun, so suck it, people.)


Merry Fucking Belated Christmas, Everyone! )

Dec. 27th, 2011

Bwahahahaha. I AM A HELLGOD.

Yay!! I get ALL the red dresses!

Photobucket

Take the test.

Dec. 9th, 2011

The (Last Edition of) the Best and Worst of AWZ, 2011

Yo. It's the weekend and I have nothing to do. Naturally this would be ideal conditions to go do something productive such as work on Perfect Combination edits or write something for the AWZ femmeslash ficathon (I do have ideas, I swear I do!), but after careful consideration I have decided that that would be, you know, creative and useful and entertaining and might actually shake me out of my current obstinate mopey mood AND WE CAN'T HAVE THAT, CAN WE.

No, no, we can't. So instead I decided to do one final round-up of the Best and Worst of AWZ, because... fuck me if I know why, really, but it sounded like some twisted version of fun. I might actually need to be committed.

Wheeeeeeeee! )

Oct. 7th, 2011

This happened at the Igloo today (or: The Lengths I Will Go To To Avoid Work)

[info]lilithilien and [info]aldiara gaze upon the utter yawnfest exciting beauty of the spoilerpics. Then:

"Sarah has a dream."



Aldi: Ugh ugh ughetty ugh, that is Deniz's bed, ugh.
Lil: Uhm, is that Jenny's red bra??
Aldi: Nope, I guess Dr. Hooker stole that when she left:


(Just trust me that it's Jenny, okay. Or if you don't, go rewatch ep 768 for proof. The only identifying screenshot I could get of the bra was without her head on.)

Lil: This recycling underwear thing is GROSS.
Aldi: IDK, I don't think they can top the grossness of having Dr. Hooker reuse it:



Lil: TRUFAX.
Aldi: Put it on Richard for all I care.
Lil: BRAINBLEACH. DAMN YOU ALDI.
Aldi: Muahahahahahaha this needs to be 'shopped now.
Lil: I hate you.

So, ok, not that I put much effort into it AND LIL, YOU MAY THANK THE GODS THAT I DIDN'T FIND A SHOT OF HIM WITH HIS WIFEBEATER OFF, but voila:

Sep. 26th, 2011

Fic: Clock Without Hours (Marc, Deniz; Gen)

Title: Clock Without Hours
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Alles was zählt; Marc (POV), Deniz, Video!Roman, Florian
Word Count: 2600 words
Rating: Gen
Spoilers: Through 1282. Ish.
Summary: Marc used to be good at time, before That Thing happened.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to RTL.
A/N: Thanks to [info]lilithilien for the super-speedy beta and to [info]alsha for her patient company on my desperate title hunt. (I ended up stealing the title of "Uhr ohne Stunden" by Thomas Godoj, which I thought fit this whole concept really well, although it sounds a lot better in German, lol).



Clock Without Hours )

Sep. 13th, 2011

Sorting Hat test thingie

Filched from [info]lilithilien. Also didn't give any preferences.

And just so we can be a proper OTP... )

May. 10th, 2011

The Golden Compass Daemon Test

Okay, since apparently half my friendslist got pretty, lovely, pacifist things like swans and pandas and manatees, I need to shake up the statistics a bit:

I am a Gruff Soul, apparently )

It's pretty accurate, although hopefully I'm not quite so grumpy as it makes me sound ;)

Take the test.

Apart from that lovely hyena (finally, an explanation for the cackling!), there were two possible animals that I only had a very vague idea of, so I googled them, and now I want a mini-menagerie of daemons, please. Can't I just have one of each??

And because it's not fair that only the hyena gets a picture, have some daemonspam:

ALL the fuzzies! )

Mar. 25th, 2011

Only the fifth level? FEEL MY GLOOMY WRATH, HELL!!

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Fifth Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Extreme
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very High

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Jan. 16th, 2011

(Very late) shaggable people meme!

Nabbed from just about everyone else, done for [info]graspthethorn because I can't resist when she commands me to be shallow.

- List 10 celebrities you would have sex with without even asking questions.
- Put them IN ORDER of your lust for them (10 to 1, 1 is the hottest).
- Supply photos for said people.

[Errrr, just so you know, I have a tendency to like weird-looking bits about otherwise attractive people, which is why this will probably contain a lot of spazzing along the lines of "OMFG LOOK AT HIS FUGLY JAWLINE ISN'T IT SO HOT", lol. Unless it's the boobs. Then it's pretty much just "BOOBS!"]

I haz a theme. It's called redheads with freckles. )

Aug. 9th, 2010

100 baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahsheeps

Ganked from Lil and everyone else.

I totes won't be offended if you skip this, honest )

Jul. 18th, 2010

That meme thing (OMG WEEKEND YAY!)

Oh, this looked like fun, so wth. Nicked from[info]omarandjohnny and, you know, everyone else.

I am sheep, hear me bah )

Jun. 16th, 2010

Tom McRae/Lovely Evil Show=OTP

Someone needs to confiscate all my Tom McRae albums. I'm overdosing on imaginary woobie musical montages.

*hugs a pillow*



But I’ll keep playing Atlas baby
Though my shoulders ache
And I’ll spin this old world around
Trying to see your face

But still I can’t find you
And I can’t find me
And I don’t know where
I’m supposed to be

Apr. 17th, 2010

Fic: (No, really, fic! That I actually finished! Whoa.)

*ignores three dozen unfinished things glaring at me* (But it's Marc, unfinished things! Marc. You've got to understand! He's smirky and smooth and lovely and in need of ficcy verbiage! And I am weak.)

Title: Echoes
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Alles Was Zählt, Marc
Word Count: 1700 words
Rating: G (I know, no porn whatsoever. Try not to die of shock, y’all.)
Summary: It’s not like Marc wants to notice Roman or is actively keeping tabs. It’s just kind of impossible not to notice him, innit? Especially when those bloody Essen papers have absolutely nothing else newsworthy to publish other than what Those Gay Skaters have been up to.
Disclaimer: I don’t own diddlysquat. Actually, I owe a fresh batch of cookies to whoever came up with the character of Marc Hagendorf, because I freaking adore him.
A/N: Right, so. I should be translating 10,000 words a day for work, which is naturally the perfect time for smirking bastards to tap me on the shoulder and be all, “Excuse me, I’m looking for some fic about me” in a really sexy voice. At which point I pretty much threw up my hands and said, “Fine, I guess I should get this out quickly before canon comes along and messes things up.” Thanks for beta-ing, [info]alsha! Set after episode 730, which… hey, we could all rewatch that, yeah?

Or we can do it later. When the timing's right. )

Apr. 26th, 2009

This is what I thought all soaps were like...

Goodness. [info]sdk and I were up late last night/this morning/whatever time it was, and feeling gloomy from subbing crappy DeVa episodes for days with hardly a glimpse of light on the horizon (at least until Ingo and Annette showed up), so we were looking for a pick-me-up and decided to give Verbotene Liebe's Tom/Ulli storyline a go. It's an older one (from 10 years ago, I think) and I thought it'd be interesting to see how gay storylines were handled back then. Now of course this is completely subjective, so no offense to anyone who enjoyed that particular storyline, but:

OMG, how bad. LOL. It's not even the repetitiveness of the plot, because I was vaguely aware of that before then, but...

1.) The characters. Uhm. I usually slash everything remotely slashable, but those two? Not a shred of gay. Not a shred of chemistry. Most awkward physicality ever. Dude.

2.) The dialogue. Completely wooden and expositioning wildly all over the place. Also wildly at odds with the acting, because if someone constantly talks about being in love with someone but does it with plasticky expressions and a stiff tone of mild boredom, funnily enough I don't buy the emotion. That was all over the place... so much telling-not-showing going on that it was laughable.

3.) The writing/plot: Probably not as bad as it feels to me right now but so wrapped up in the utter lack of connection between the characters that there's no salvation. Although it was funny to see how similar Ollian was to Tulli. LOL.

So, in short, it was really entertaining, but more in the sense of "howling with laughter at how bad it was". What it did do was give me a renewed sense of respect for how good the falling in love/coming out part of the Ollian story was, and you know what else... by the time we stopped watching these, my current disillusionment with AWZ was completely mended. Completely. I love my show! It's got actual connection between characters! Believable relationships! Snark! Snappy dialogue! Occasionally good pacing! Okay, it's making me want to rip off my scalp off with DeVa right now, but at least it's making me feel something, you know? At least I'm not sitting there giggling amusedly at the characters' supposed deep angst and turmoil.

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