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12th-Sep-2013 10:07 pm - Monty Python's modern times Holy Grail [films]
As Monty Python's Holy Grail is one of my favourite films of all times, I was instantly interested, when there was a post about it on Mashable today. Well, actually it was not really a post about the original film, but about a fan made new trailer with a totally different approach to the original material.

I think it's very well done and shows that Monty Python's original material is so fantastic it can be adapted to almost every time and genre.
20th-Sep-2011 03:12 pm - KitKat Favourite Flavour: Sakura Maccha [food, japan]
Yesterday I met a friend who had been in Japan recently. He is a really nice guy and he gave me this:

It's KitKat Sakura Maccha (Cherry and Green Tea), which became my favourite KitKat favourite flavour when I stayed in Japan. As far as I know, you only get this flavour in Japan. (Maybe they sell it in other Asian countries, but I am not sure.)

I really miss the variety of KitKat flavours in Japan. You can't find them in Germany! I wish Nestle would introduce them on the German market.
18th-Sep-2011 06:17 pm - Korean Drama: Beethoven Virus [drama, kdrama, tv]
I just finished watching the kdrama Beethoven Virus (베토벤 바이러스). In fact some time ago I already started watching it, but then stopped, because the first episode seemed confusing. Since then I have watched a lot of different kdramas and I got used to first episodes which are not very coherent.

One reason to start watching again was of course Jang Geun Suk, who plays one of the main roles. I love whatever he does! For example his singing:

More about Beethoven Virus )
15th-Sep-2011 03:11 pm - Glee Project [glee, tv]
I just noticed yesterday, that the Glee producers started the Glee Project to cast people for a seven episode appearance on the show. The concept sounded quite interesting since you can get glimpses on who will get a role in the third season. I started watching the Glee Project and it's amazing how many talented people are out there. I am jealous and overwhelmed by this. Must know who won the project. I have my favourites! :)
22nd-Nov-2009 10:51 pm - Interessanter Blogeintrag -Schwule Superhelden und anderes [superhelden]
Ich bin gerade über folgenden Blogeintrag gestoßen, den ich gerne weitergeben möchte:

Blogeintrag auf 'Grober Unfug'
14th-Nov-2009 01:41 pm - Judge a book by its cover: Glut und Asche [buch, cover]
Beim Blättern durch ein Buchmagazin ist mir das Cover von Wolfgang Hohlbeins "Chronik der Unsterblichen: Glut und Asche" ins Auge gesprungen. Ich hatte zwar die ersten Teile der Chronik der Unsterblichen angelesen, aber sie hatten mir nicht gefallen. Das Cover dieses Buches schafft, was der gesamte Inhalt bei mir nicht schaffen wird: mich begeistern. Wahrscheinlich kommt das aber eher daher, dass hier mit meinem Slash-Herz gespielt wird (Sieht er nicht aus, als könnte er eine männliche Umarmung gebrauchen?). Wer auch immer das Cover gestaltet hat: 100% Trefferquote.
1st-Aug-2009 03:49 pm - Where have all the archives gone... [archive, fanfiction]
Is it just me or is there really only a short number of fanfics, which are not published on LJ. When I stumbled my way into fandom, there were archives everywhere (maybe that was because of the Harry Potter boom). Well, at least different independent author's homepages existed. In these olden days, if I may be allowed to call them that, fanfic recs led me to archives. These days recs lead me to LJ and LJ again and some more LJ. It's not only that all fics are published there, also the recs are published there.

In a touch of melancholy I want back the old times and I don't know why, because it's not even a bad thing for author's to be able to publish their fanfics easily in their journals. :( Maybe I feel like in archives these fics would be so much safer and easier to find. Something bothers me!

I have to think about this some more ...
28th-Jun-2009 01:15 pm - I saw something nasty in the woodshed [films]
I love crazy characters in films and there is not a film with crazier characters than "Cold Comfort Farm". A co-worker recommended the film to me and I watched it on Youtube. It's hilarious!

The main character Flora wants to be a writer like Jane Austen and she decides to learn about real life to put it into books. So she moves to her relatives on Cold Comfort Farm and they are the most absurd people you've ever seen. Judith Starkadder, the mother, sees doom in everything, her son Seth can't control his sex drive, the daughter Elfine runs through the woods in a fairy-like costume and the grandmother Ada Doom doesn't allow anybody to leave the farm, "because there have always been Blackadders on Cold Comfort Farm" and she "did see something nasty in the woodshed" when she was a child (that's her argument throughout the film and it doesn't make a bit of sense).

My favourite character though is Amos Starkadder (played by Ian McKellen), Judith's husband and a preacher. He preaches of hellfire and doom. Here's a quote:

"Damned! Do you ever stop to think what that word means? No, you don't. It means endless, horrifying torment! It means your poor, sinful bodies stretched out on red-hot gridirons, in the nethermost, fiery pit of hell and those demons mocking ye while they waves cooling jellies in front of ye. You know what it's like when you burn your hand, taking a cake out of the oven, or lighting one of them godless cigarettes? And it stings with a fearful pain, aye? And you run to clap a bit of butter on it to take the pain away, aye? Well, I'll tell ye, there'll be no butter in hell!"
15th-Jun-2009 07:08 pm - Comicfestival Munich 2009 [comic, cosplay, festival]
Last Saturday I went to Munich because I wanted to visit the Comicfestival 2009. I had asked a bunch of friends to join me, but not one of them had time. So I packed my rucksack and took the train alone. Munich is like another world to me: Crowds of people and tall buildings.

Adventures in Munich )
12th-Jun-2009 04:06 pm - Batman Gotham Knight [animation, anime, films, trailer]
I just stumbled over some interesting information. The producers of "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" started an animation project. In cooperation with well-known directors they produced "Batman Gotham Knight", six interwoven short films about the transformation from Bruce Wayne to Batman. Some day I'll invest in the DVDs, I think. By the way, I don't know why I didn't read about this earlier and I guess I have to scold one of my friends, because he has the DVD and didn't tell me about this earlier.

Batman Gotham Knight - Official Trailer

Official Website:
28th-May-2009 09:00 pm - Bill Maher made my day [fun, politics, videos]
Today one of my co-workers showed me a video of Bill Maher's show "Real Time". I laughed so hard! I hadn't heard of Bill Maher before and that's kind of odd, because he seems to be well-known. Hm! Anyway, now I'd like to watch "Religulous" and I wonder if this movie ever made it to Germany.

Some videos I liked )
25th-May-2009 10:08 am - NEIN zur Christlichen Mitte [europawahl 2009, politik]
Nachdem ich mein Praktikum endlich erfolgreich abgeschlossen habe und auch die ersten sehr stressigen Wochen der Uni überstanden habe, widme ich mich nun wieder meinen Journals (nun ja, IJ sicher mehr als LJ).

Und heute morgen hat sich mir auch ein wunderbares Thema für einen aktuellen Post geboten. Ich habe die Angewohnheit als allererstes in der Frühe das Radio anzuschalten. Da demnächst die Europawahlen (07.06.2009) anstehen, habe ich so auch gleich den Werbespot der Christlichen Mitte (CM) hören dürfen. Da ich auf Kraftausdrücke an dieser Stelle verzichten möchte, sage ich nur kurz und knapp, dass dieser Werbespot mich durchaus überzeugt hat, die CM nicht zu wählen und sollte ich eines Tages Nachfahren haben, werde ich ihnen verbieten die CM zu wählen.

Und schlimm fand ich ... )
13th-Mar-2009 04:20 pm - Ticky Boxes
Poll #3351
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What do you think?

View Answers

There's a man standing in front of her. (It's his arm.)
1 (33.3%)

She is rubber woman and will save the world with her "Elasty Power".
1 (33.3%)

It's her knee, pulled up so high, we see her hairy legs.
0 (0.0%)

It's not a bodypart at all, it's soil for those beautiful flowers (which by the way break their natural growing pattern at her chin).
0 (0.0%)

None of the answers above
1 (33.3%)

What else could it be?

12th-Mar-2009 09:47 am - Who cares, what bodypart it is? [advertisement, design, rl]
Do you know this: You sit a your bus stop and look at those extremely huge posters for five or ten minutes until your bus arrives. What now, if there is an add, which makes you think so hard that you can't forget it and have to solve the problem. This happened to me and maybe one of you can enlighten me.

My problem is this add: Natural Healing (Watch it with the greatest zoom factor, because I already said, at bus stop adds are like super huge!)

And now you maybe can tell me what bodypart this one at the left border is. I guess it should be an arm, but a.) try to make that pose in exactly the same way and don't dislocate your shoulder b.) why does she have arm hairs on her right arm, but not on the left.

My flatmate and I came to different conclusions:

- There's a man standing in front of her. (It's his arm.)
- She is rubber woman and will save the world with her "Elasty Power".
- It's her knee, pulled up so high, we see her hairy legs.
- It's not a bodypart at all, it's soil for those beautiful flowers (which by the way break their natural growing pattern at her chin).

(Edit: Ticky boxes won't work in this post for whatever reason. If you feel the need to vote, you can follow this link.)
12th-Mar-2009 09:30 am - Cat's Eye (Wenn Katzenaugen glühen...) [anime, rl, videos]
Wah, I haven't updated for over a month? Shame on me! Well, at least I have a good excuse. When semester was over, I was so happy to have survived the stressful time, but now I am looking forward to the end of my internship. Although I have only done it for one month, I am totally disappointed. The big problem is, I have to be there almost 9 hours a day and they don't really have work for me. Boring and tiring! Also my superior is a class one asshole and I have to sit in the same room with him. :( My great shimmer of hope is to reach April, because then he'll be away on vacation.

Although I couldn't follow my fandoms well lately, I've found some things I have to share. Do you all remeber the anime series "Cat's Eye"? It's about those three sisters who steal art objects, because they want to find a clue where their father, a European artist, is. Cat's Eye takes me back to my childhood. :)
I always liked the German intro, but lately I searched for the Japanese one and then I found some very funny related stuff.

Introtastic! )
1st-Feb-2009 08:56 am - Meine erste Erfahrung mit WoW [computerspiel, world of warcraft, wow]
Nachdem ich am Mittwoch in meinem Medienpsychologie-Seminar einen Vortrag über Computerspiele, deren Nutzen und Gefahren gehört habe und die Referentin uns über World of Warcraft erzählte, wo sie selber mitspielt, wollte ich das endlich auch mal ausprobieren.

Also zuerst mal auf die Seite geschaut ( Ist ja alles schön und gut da, aber allein um mir den Guide für Neueinsteiger stellenweise durchzulesen hab ich über eine Stunde gebraucht (nicht zuletzt dadurch, dass mein Firefox mit dieser riesigen Seite nicht ganz klar kam). Jedenfalls klang es dann doch ganz interessant. Hat mich ein bisschen an die Grundzüge von Diablo 2 erinnert, was ich früher sehr mochte. Also hab ich mir die 10-Tage-Probeversion runtergeladen.

Der Einstieg ins Spiel )
28th-Jan-2009 12:30 pm - So much work, so short in time [whining rl]
My life is hell, that's why I have to whine )
18th-Jan-2009 01:07 pm - Painting vampires green [films]
I just realized, I am so not up to date. A friend sent me a link to some news article about anime live-action adaptations. I was shocked, because ...

This should not happen to Akira, Cowboy Bebop and Dragon Ball )
13th-Jan-2009 09:37 pm - Long fingers and holy grails [rl]
I just checked my news rss feed and the first info was: Long finger makes a successful equity trader. Made sense to me, because in German "long finger" (Langfinger) does also mean pickpocket. I was curious. The news told me in huge words, that men have a greater chance of success in equity trading, if their ringfinger is longer than their index finger. Good to know, eh?

Besides this absolutely life-saving information, the best part was the writing itself. I wouldn't have dreamed of someone calling a university (Cambridge) "the spearhead of finger studies".

link to the news:


Highlight of my day: Today at university I waited for my next course to start, when a friend passed by. He asked me if I wanted to watch the movie "Perceval" with him in the uni cinema. Because I hadn't heard about the film I wanted to know from when it is and at what time it would begin. He didn't know, but suddenly a girl, who sat next to me, answered in his stead. And then she went on: "The film has something to do with the dark age. I think it's about the holy grail, you know?" My friend and I had to hold back the laughter and a lot of eyerolling. I wanted to tell her: "No really? Perceval and dark age? No way! He is a knight! Dark age, no way! And a grail? What incident! It so happens that Perceval is THE knight of the holy grail. I highly doubt the film is about it." *headdesk*
6th-Jan-2009 07:05 pm - Happy New Year! [books, rl]
First of all: Happy New Year to all of you! I hope your wishes for this year come true! I am just glad I survived Christmas with my parents and grandparents. It's the same every year. My mother cooks, is stressed, my grandparents mostly are the cause of this stress, my father doesn't care for any stress, my brother ... is my brother (his second name should be chaos) and I just want Christmas to end.

New Year's Eve was fun though. Thanks, Satine! And give Dina a hug from me (I am getting used to her)!

Ah, I also read a book [info]mllesatine gave me: "A Companion to Wolves" by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear.
Some thoughts on the book )
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