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( Jan. 27th, 2010 09:26 am)
Can someone tell me what uncased colors are? (as in soldiers having to salute uncased colors?)

No, I'm not doing research for a story.

*is in denial*

Cause I don't write anymore. Unless I quit my job and suddenly have a lot of free time on my hands, which is getting more likely every day. So I guess a little research can't hurt.
"I'm agree with your post" - is this really spam or something from the horse-forum?*1

"Be the master of bedroom" - Clearly you are offering a magic way to handle the chaos that is my bedroom, so gimme!

"Always perform in bed" - I sleep on the couch these days.*2

"Client's claim you" - They certainly do.*3

"What are you, crazy?" - Was it something I said?

"Wish to remember a youth?" - Sure, which one?*4

"It is me, J." - Jensen! Jeffrey! Jackson! Wait, no, too many Js already, sorry, J.

*is still very bored*

*1: I'm active in the bitchiest forum ever. Fandom-wank has nothing on the regularity with which these girls turn every single post into a wank. It's all about horses, yep.

*2: Like Mulder, only my bedroom isn't filled with porn, I'm just too tired to reach it.

*3: Work's picking up, which is good. Now I only have to actually start doing it.

*4: I'm thinking young Mark Harmon. I mean, he does getter better the older he gets, but he was still terribly cute when he was young. I'd point you to the pic from Ted Bundy (I think), where he completely looks like jailbait, and then challenge you to write a fic where Tony the cop arrests young Mark Harmon, but I am at work an can't access photobucket. Maybe you'll find it if you google "Mark Harmon jailbait". And if you don't find it, feel free to tell me what you found, because it sure sounds like fun.

*is not quite as bored anymore*
Sometimes I read my name and feel, well, detached. Like this person whose name I'm reading is someone I once knew, or almost knew, but never quite got around to it. Incredibly familiar, and yet not real enough to grasp. Like, if someone asked me who that person is, I'd know that I know them, but I would be unable to put it into words. (I have a very unusual name, btw, so it doesn't happen very often)

This shouldn't be so surprising, because it's all just a reaction to the age-old question "who am I?", but still, when i read my name and this feeling comes up, it's just strange.

On the other hand, I have days when I feel as if I know myself so incredibly well that I'm practically bored with me and need to find something new to do with myself. And it's kind of lonely, because I know that no one will ever get to know myself as well as I know myself, and with every new facette I add to myself, the chance that
anyone will ever get close to knowing myself the way I do get smaller. It's like me and me going through the world together, and every day that I do not share with someone else gets me further away of ever sharing with someone else, because how could they ever catch up?

I realize that this sounds way more schizophrenic than I really am. (at least that's what we hope over here)

Intellectually I know that this is just a symptom of loneliness, and really, I've been single for almost six years, I'm not close to my family, and I don't have any close friends in the city I life in - why shouldn't I be lonely? Except, I'm rather happy with myself. It's like I know that I should be lonely, only I don't feel lonely. I see symptoms of loneliness, but don't feel the effects. And I really don't
feel liek sharing my life with someone else, i'm quite happy to be single. Only, society tells me that I should be lonely and that everyone needs a partner to be happy, and that I will end up a sad and lonely person who drinks a bottle of redwine by herself every evening (to which I always point out that all of my friends who are in relationships drink way way more than I do, because I only ever drink when I have company, which is, not very often, whereas they seem to drink something every other evening, because they always have company. Also, misery likes company and things like that.

When I started tpying this, it was just something that popped into my head when I read my name, but now I realize that there may be a point to this after all: it's to say "hello!" to all you happy singles out there. Don't let society tell you that you are not allowed to be happy, just do whatever feels right to you!

O.& O.
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( Feb. 7th, 2009 08:18 am)
I know some of you wonderful people are crazy. Well, most of you are, one way or the other, but I know that some of you like running.

The reason I mention this is that I'm invited to a birthday party, and the only thing I know about the birthday-celebrator is that they like running. So, what would be a good gift for a runner? An mp3 player is out of question, but I was hoping there's some secret running thing that all runners like. Or, maybe a book about running? Anything? Help?
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( Apr. 7th, 2008 10:08 am)
1) See this face? This is my WTF-face. More precisely, my
*stares outside*
You've got to be kidding me, weather.

Moving on.

2) When I inform a newsletter of a fandom that I am not very active in
about two recs I've made in said fandom, and I fail to give precise
links, because they were right up there on the top of the page and I
have no idea about the newsletters linking policy, I understand that
someone would say "thank you for informing us about the recs, but
maybe next time could you give precise links?".

Yes, I could. Sorry I didn't.

However, when I'm told that you have oh-so-kindly included the recs,
but will not do so next time because I failed to comply with your
community rules (it's not in your community rules, btw), I don't think
there will be a next time. I don't really care much if your readers
know about my recs, I was just being nice.

3) I revived my laptop yesterday, or rather, I killed all the data to
"recover" it (why anyone would think "recovery cd" was an appropriate
name for a program that basically kills everything I just don't know).

But it's working again. I may have lost a few bookmarks and a few
fics, but I had backups of mostly everything. And I have a working
laptop again, yay!
On the other hand, now the red opera-"o"s symbolizing a saved html
file have disappeared. Any ideas how to change that?
oceana: (Default)
( Dec. 6th, 2007 04:16 pm)
The new ipod has arrived! Yay! In order to be able to fully enjoy
Metallipod on christmas, when he will be actually mine (seeing how he
is a christmas gift), I'm transferring all my music, pictures and vids
to him.

The music was surprisingly easy, a lot better and faster than with my
old 4th gen (R.I.P. *sob*). Haven't started with the pictures yet, but
I suppose that will be easy, too.

What isn't easy is the vid-transfering. Now, if it were DVDs, I would
shameless download those eps in ipod-friendly format from the web
(cause really, I own them, why should I have to go through the trouble
of converting them if I don't have to?) But what I really want on my
ipod are fannish music vids.

I've found one program to convert these and tried it with one vid
(ipodconverter or something). The result was a horrible, way too
bright slide-show. I have no idea why the clips were transfered into
slides, but I'm guessing some of you ipod and vid-savy people do?

Does anyone know of a good vid-conversion program that would allow me
to transfer convert fannish music vids to ipod-format?
Batch-conversion would be a dream, but I take everything else, too, as
long as it works.

Help me and Metallipod?
I really wish I hadn't had that last glass of wine.
I really wish I had had one more glass of wine.
I really wish Robert Plant would stop singing in my head.*

*I also wish I could remember what tense to use in a wish-clause, and that wish didn't sound so wishy-washy-squishy-squashy stupid in my head. Take that, Mr. Plant! If you keep singing, I'll squish you and your stupid breaking levee! Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well...
oceana: (Default)
( Aug. 23rd, 2007 12:33 am)
I'm going on vacation this Saturday (yay!) and it suddenly occured to me that I don't have to live without slash for two weeks! There is podfic!

Now, I've read about podfic, but have never listened to it or downloaded it. Where can I find good podfic? I know Speranza has podfics on her website, and I'll most certainly will take them on vacation, but I'm sure there must be others. Maybe some Jack/Daniel? Or Highlander? Help, please?

Oh, and does anyone want postcards? I could set up a poll like I did last year, if people are interested. I enjoyed writing them.
oceana: (Default)
( Aug. 11th, 2007 08:48 pm)
While a part of fandom is having the time of their lives at Vividcon, the rest of LJ seems somehow quiet and there are still aftershocks of the boldthrough drama going around.

So I thought we could all need some cheering up, and present you
Most Magnificent Moose Cuteness (more over here)

And when you are done awweeee-ing, go and read what is still one of the funniest SG-stories ever: Salieri's "Elvis has Left the Building"

And if you still need something to do after that, find the moose in this picture: )

There is one, really. I took the picture myself and I know there was one then. Of course, it could have disappeared. With moose, you never know.
oceana: (Default)
( Aug. 31st, 2006 02:53 pm)
So, my lj break is apparently over. Well, it was almost a week, and I almost have my inbox cleared, at least he fannish account.

1) Four weeks ago, I tried ordering something at dvdi.co.uk, because they order free worldwide shipping and had some good offers on DVD box sets. Sadly, Germany wasn't on the list of countries available when you entered your address. So I wrote them an email, asking why they don't ship to Germany. No reply.
A week ago I tried it again, because I really wanted the english version of the Miami Vice DVDs. Same thing: no Germany, mail, no reply. This time I had signed up with another email address.

Today I get replies on both emails at both addresses. One says "We don't offer free shipping to Germany, sorry for the late reply." The other says "We now offer free shipping to Germany, sorry for the late reply." Guess where I'm never going to order a thing.

2) I just spoiled myself for the NCIS Season 4 opener. Spoilers. )

3) Does anyone know of a good Stargate icon community, or another place to find Cameron icons? I'm watching [livejournal.com profile] stargate_icons and have been watching it for years, but there are to many icons for me to keep it on my flist, and a lot of them aren't even good. Plus, the majority seem to be SGA icons I'd prefer a real Stargate icon community, one where there are no SGA icons at all. I mean, there is [livejournal.com profile] atlantis_icons, which is for SGA icons only, but there doesn't seem to be an exclusive SG-1 icon community anymore, at least none that gets many posts. And they are separate fandoms, even though lots of people watch both shows. And I really want a Cameron icon.
oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 18th, 2006 09:54 pm)
I've posted this link before, but it is really still the cutest thing ever.

World Cup related:
OMG how sexy is that french accent?
oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 17th, 2006 10:05 pm)
So, how long until there are only the goal keepers left on the field?
oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 11th, 2006 10:17 pm)
I honestly cannot remember Sesame Street being this hilarious when I was a child. I mean, "Old MacDonald had a spaceship"? Come on, that's art. That's almost as ingenious as Malevich's "White on White".

"Put that spaceship down!"

Also, the one with the telephone ("Not Mars." "Nope" nopenopenope "Earth." Yipyipyipyip")? Kind of reminds me of Jack and Daniel. ;-)
oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 11th, 2006 09:14 pm)
So, just for fun, I thought, let's see if anyone on lj is interested in handbags. Turns out that entering "handbags" in the search function returns 333 hits. Since 333 is a umber of the devil (I think), I quickly added handbags to my own interests and saved the world. You can thank me later.

Then I found this post, and OMG! it's HANDBAG PORN! The handbag is totally doing a striptease, and then, avert your eyes, kids, it exposes its inner most secret!

I could seriously feel myself getting a bit excited about this. Good thing I'm not a Louis Vuitton fan, who knows what might have happened otherwise.

In other porn, I finally watched the second of my Yami No Matseui DVDs, which were entirely non-porny and very sweet. I decided to download some of the more porny anime, but I don't really get it. Yami is pretty, but I don't get the attraction. For me, the attraction lies in the art, not the story, and I can watch it just like I can watch art - for a limited amount of time. I found that I had no problem turning off any of the episodes I watched, something that usually doesn't happen when I watch a tv show. Maybe the story telling is a bit too slow for me. And some of the action scenes, which are basically stills which are somehow dranwn differently than the rest of the ep, reminded me of The Sentinel, the scene in every ep where Jim runs after someone for at least five minutes. You know, the ones that you watch once and then always fastforward?

Anyway, I'm fascinated with anime art, because it is so different from classical european animation movies. I think it has something to do with the japanese art of writing which is much more drawing or even painting than our art has ever been. Consequently, japanese art has always been much closer to writing, often containing actual words, than western european art. I feel as if there is a connection there somehow, as if anime and manga are somehow the logical succession of the more traditional japanese art. Take, for example, a look at Katsushika Hokusai's pictures like The Great Wave and you'll find that some similarities to modern mangas, IMHO. And yet, as a means of storytelling, I just can't get into it. Just like when I was a child and didn't have enough patience to read Mickey Mouse comics, I get bored when I try to read manga. I have to look at the pictures, and that slows the story down for me. Something about reading and watching pictures at the same time doesn't agree with me.

I also watched Zetsuai, which hit quite a few of my kinks (pop star falls in love with nobody who doesn't want him and gets all protective). The copy I had was japanese with subtitles, and now I find myself wanting to learn japanese, simply because it is so different from any of the other languages I have learned so far. How can I understand japan if I have no idea how the language works? I can't start any courses now, but I've been planing to learn another language for a while, and I think it'll be either japanese or arabic.
falls einer von Euch mit T-Online ins Internet geht, könnte Euch Folgendes intessieren:

Ich habe gerade da angerufen und mich nach einem schnelleren Internetzugang erkundigt. Zur Zeit habe ich DSL 2000. Und siehe da, wenn man zu T-Online wechselt (was auch immer das heißen mag, da ich schon bei T-Online bin), bekommt man als dankeschön DSL 3000 (in meinem Fall) für, und jetzt kommt's, 5 Euro weniger im Monat! Wir wollen mal sehen, ob das denn dann in der Realität auch klappt.

Ansonsten gibt es ja jetzt auch dieses DSL 16000 (!), was mich total fasziniert, aber bei mir natürlich nicht verfügbar ist. Naja, eigentlich ist ja auch 2000 schon angenehm schnell. Aber der schneller Upload würde mich schon reizen.

Und vielleicht wißt ihr das ja auch alles schon, aber da ich nie fernsehe, weiß ich auch nicht ob darüber Werbung gemacht wird, und da kann eine kleine Info im LJ ja nicht schaden.
oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 7th, 2006 12:33 am)
Okay, raise your hands if you knew that Axl Rose is an anagram for "oral sex".

Why has this never come up in the 1,5 years I spend worshipping him when I was 13/14?

Oh, my innocent youth. Here goes another piece.
oceana: (Default)
( May. 6th, 2006 12:32 pm)
Today's spam is a message from Tony with the subject line "Kneel".

Gmail, usually very reliable in sorting out spam, left this one in my inbox. Obviously gmail knows my preferences all too well, cause Tony telling me to kneel?
*thinks dirty thoughts*
Oh yeah.

Still, this time I have to disappoint you, Tony, and will send your lovely email with its mysterious attachement right to email heaven.

Thanks for the lovely inspiration, though. ;-)
oceana: (Default)
( Apr. 25th, 2006 09:33 pm)
1. Dear LJ,

please email me my comment notifications RIGHT NOW!
No love,


2. Dear Coach Hamptons Weekend Travel Satchel,

I know you are eagerly waiting to be bought buy me. I'm sorry to inform you that you'll have to wait some longer, since I cannot find 350$ for a bag in my budget right now, even if you have pink straps.

So sorry,


3. Dear Awesomeness,

thank you so much for inventing Puppy Curling. My life wouldn't have been the same without it.


oceana: (Default)
( Apr. 22nd, 2006 05:32 pm)
The Gay
I thought this article might make some of the Hard Core Logo fans of my flist happy.

The Evil Overlord
Thanks to my lovely roommate, I've been working with two screens lately and enjoy it rather too much. Here are some articles for a second screen, without doubt sponsored by the screen industry. But who cares, of it helps you take over the world...

The Pretty
Then I found this article about BSG, in which Katee Sackhoff talks a bit about gay characters on the show. Not too exciting in my opinion, but it might interest you anyway (or you might know about it already, I have no idea what you people talk about in BSG fandom. I'm all about the pretty, so.)

The Time-wasting Fun
Don't come crying to me afterwards and complain that I didn't warn you about the brain-numbing time-eating experience this website provides.
I really really want to marry Jessica Alba.


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