Apr. 19th, 2009


Wow, what is this place? It looks vaguely familiar. It has like, icons and stuff! Curious. *pokes*

Well, I am caught up with my f-list. Kinda. Maybe. My inbox is a different matter entirely. EMAILS? WHAT ARE THOSE? And if work ever remembers that I exist, I'm in trouble, lol. WHERE IS MY RICH AUNT WHO WANTS TO BEQUEATHE HER SUBSTANTIAL FORTUNE TO ME, WHERE, WHERE?

It's getting into autumn here, but like last year it's mostly warm and the leaves are just starting to turn and be all gorgeous. Some hiking definitely needs to happen this autumn, preferably when the lovely [info]feruche comes to visit in less than a month! Squeeeeeeeee! I CAN'T WAIT. Last weekend [info]alsha and i went on a wee roadtrip to have a picnic/frisbee-playing/reading afternoon out in the hills. It was unfortunately cut short by interfering gnats, but fun anyway! I keep taking it for granted what an awesome place I live in.

Then last night we went out and discovered a super-cute pub that we definitely need to frequent more. Their berry cider was out of this world, and we played pink scrabble. Much fun was had!

I was reminded the other day that HBP is coming out soon. Dude. That movie has slipped so far to the back of my mind. I mean, I'm still gonna go see it, but I'm not anywhere near as excited as I would have been back in November. I maintain that moving it back that far was an epically stupid decision.

In fandom news, MY LIFE IS MADNESS.

*puts behind cut to spare poor f-list that has had it up to here with hearing about German soaps* )

That's it for now, I think. Apologies for being sporadic and/or one-track-minded. One of these years I'll talk about something else, I'm sure. SURE OF IT.

I hope everyone's having a great weekend! *smooches f-list*

Apr. 12th, 2009

The Longest Day

Oh wow, this week was utter, blissful madness. The lovely [info]sdk and I essentially ignored the rest of the world and went to live in Eskimo Kiss Land around the clock. We basically stayed up four days in a row (slept two hours out of each, hahahaa), CAPSLOCKED at each other 24/7 and uploaded a stupendously huge shitload of vids. We've got less than 30 left to go on the old timeline now and then we can join it all up and zoom ahead on the new one! It was so much fun I can't even begin to tell you.

In fact, our week was pretty much this:

Yes. That's exactly what it was like. Gay sparkly insane fantasy land = home. Muahahahaha.

Among other things, we got up one vid that I'm particularly proud of, because it showcases the awesomeness of Ulrike Röseberg and André Dietz (contains spoilers for current eps):

(the screenshot & caption happen to be pretty damn perfect too!)

Sometimes I am just floored about the massive amounts of fun everyone on that set seems to have. I mean, I'm sure there are plenty of sucky days too, but you can see that they mostly get on swimmingly and have such a great rapport, and it really adds extra depth to the show. Granted, I don't find the show currently terribly interesting, but they so completely lucked out with their cast. I'll even watch shite plots just to see some of these people act. I love my very messy fandom.

Shelly and I also worked on a bunch of other awesome things and went completely crazy. And I'm not talking normal people crazy. I'm talking utterly batshit insane. Small children would have been whisked to safety, so I guess it's a good thing there weren't any around. It was glorious.

Also, because we have so much time on our hands (and because I very rudely stole all the subtitling), Shelly randomly went and learned video editing, AHAHAHAHAH. YES. Like, in a day. HER MAD SKILLZ TERRIFY AND DELIGHT ME.

And so, within a day, she's made this glorious thing:

It's a belated birthday present for Lil and a companion vid to her beautiful ficlet Wahr, which is still my favourite Roman character study ever and so gorgeous it hurts. And Shelly's vid captures that mood so beautifully... plus, SO MUCH PRETTY SKATING, OMG! (I found some of it, wheeee!)

So yes, that was my week, lol. Things have been NUTS and I am so out of the loop on everything else. I just continue to be amazed at how well the three of us work together and how hugely rewarding and fun this project is. It's fabulous to see people get invested, and we get a bunch of lovely appreciative comments and messages (in addition to a whole tonne of YT's usual ilk of "HAI THERE, I HAVE NO BRAIN", lol) that are a joy to read, and we treasure that...but the thing is that we're doing it first and foremost because we enjoy it so damn much. I love that to a truly silly degree.

I've slept normal hours this weekend, and my body does not like it. It's all confused and groggy and wants to go back to its nice pattern of 2-4 hours. One of these days I will eliminate the necessity of sleep entirely, I swear it!

I also haven't had time to watch the show this week, so I just raced through the four newest eps today. They were largely boring and there's no way I'm doing in-depth recaps, but I'll probably throw up a quick summary or something. And I need to work on my fic, OMG.

Dec. 3rd, 2008

Sleep! Summer! Subbing! Squeeeee!

Whoa! I slept! Like, in a bed for 10 hours instead of on the couch for 1! It's been a batshit insane weekend with work and subbing and whatnot, I barely had time to breathe. So it was nice to sleep for a change. Lately I've been treating sleep as an inconvenience that eats my time and that I can ignore at will, not entirely unlike a bratty child demanding attention at inopportune moments. I think I'd forgotten that sleep is actually something you need to do occasionally if you want to, uhm, survive. lol.

The car gets a CD player today! We kinda realised it doesn't have one (d'oh), so it needs to have one installed. No biggie, and we'd have got it anyway because it is the perfect car, but music must be listened to! [info]alsha is very amused that 1) I love a car and that 2) said car is by turns named Dennis or Sparkles, but what can you do, it just fits so well *g*

Summer is here! In full force! After a very rainy (and unseasonably cold) spring, it's finally gloriously warm and sunny and I can't wait for a day when I can temporarily suspend my vampiric existence and go to the beach, or hiking. And [info]slk230 is coming to see us this weekend, which I'm really looking forward to! I can't believe it's been a year already since we last saw him.

Eskimo Kiss Project is going so well! After first agreeing on a schedule of one clip a week, we've just been cranking them out lately! [info]lilithilien and [info]sdk are both complete stars for all the time and effort they're investing in this and we are having so much fun that surely it should be illegal. Many a conversation we have about scene cuts or subtitle bars or translations or video quality just starts and ends with random shouts of "NIPPLES!", which is both unavoidable and utterly fabulous on many, many levels.

Aaaand we have another couple of milestone clips up, woohoooo! I have watched these two about a million times during the making of them, and everytime I see them anywhere, I can't help hitting play again, heheh:

[info]feruche, if you haven't seen 303 or 304, go to the Playlist, but I'm embedding 306/307 here, because... *loves*)

(lol @ the taglines)

Now all I need is some time to write and I'll be happy. Doesn't look to be happening today, but surely the 10 hours I slept can cover the week, right?

January 2020




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