Armgard

Oct. 16th, 2009 02:14 pm
korilian: (Dutch)
Reading the Meek, I started wondering about the full names and titles of our Queen Beatrix.  As it turns out one of her names, is the unfortunately chosen Armgard (Isn't that a part of Arthur's battle armour?), named after her even more unfortunately named grandmother:

Armgard Kunigunde Alharda Agnes Oda von Cram.

Isn't genealogy fun?

korilian: (Theodora)
Hahaha! Oh LJ. You really are run by Russians.

I have a sponsored account, with the commercials and stuff (and not nearly as many icons as I'd like). Now you do have some choice on the type of banners you get, so I can't help wonder, what interest you have to tag to get a commercial for Ukranian mail order brides...

I'm rather taken with Виктория. I'm sure could have something really special once I figure out how to er... pronounce her name.

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Penny arcade is covering Obama's first crisis in comic form today; hilariously known as Zunegate! 

Some quotes collected from the web about this tragedy

From the distressed Apple crowd:
* “You can’t run an election claiming you own an iPod and garnering people’s votes then after you win suddenly start toting around a Zune. That’s just not cool,”

And from some people that really don't get the concept of 'little guy'.
* "So President-Elect Obama sports the Microsoft media player in lieu of the all-mighty Apple product. Good for him."

* "Yeah that Zune thing was weird. I guess Obama’s trying to help out the little guy (at least in the mp3 player world)."

hahaha.

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They're testing the sirens again. This never ceases to amuse me. Potential terrorists on my Flist, here's heads up; The first Monday of the month is when you want to blow up that chemical factory. No one will notice.
korilian: (Dutch)
It took me forever and at least 5 programs, but I've finally managed to rip the Witch's Aria from the first ep of Merlin and turn it into a MP3. I wish I had a credit card, then I could have just bought the damn thing! *head desk*

Good song though.
korilian: (Theodora)
I'm still being wooed by 40 year old men. Something I became painfully familiar with in Peru (oh I'm back btw :), but it never happened to me in my own country before! \

I did get a fancy meal and a couple of drinks out of it, but still. I'm 25! What the hell?
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Someone posted a vital lifequestion the other day: Are you a ninja, or a pirate. Seeing how I bought all four seasons of SGA (and I´m pretty sure 4 isn´t even supposed to be out yet!), season 2 of Life on Mars and just for shits and giggles, the new Indiana Jones on DVD for under 20 euros, I guess I´m a pirate...

In my defense. I´ve been living in Peru for 5 months now and I genuinly don´t think they HAVE legal copies! 

Still: 20 euros. I could barely get three flicks from the bargain bin for that back home, let alone a boxset. Hmmm boxset.

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Stolen from [profile] sardonicsmiley

1. Bold the names of guys you'd definitely shag.
2. Italicize the names of guys you might shag after a little persuasion.
3. Leave the guys who don't do anything for you alone.
4. Put a question mark after the guys you've never heard of.
5. Strike the guys you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.
6. ADD THREE OF YOUR OWN AT THE END.


This was surprisingly tough, cuz a lot of the names I did recognize, didn't really raise a mental picture. So there were a lot of times I went: I might want to sleep with that guy... if he's really ... you know... that guy!
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Vagina dialoges going on at [profile] brandil's journal. Lots of women discussing sex and what get's them off. Very TMI, but I sort of love it for that.

Just passing it on.
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You know how in ground school all the boys wanted to be a pilot, or a fireman or a soccer player right? And the girls wanted to be hairdressers? (get some fucking ambition you pre-schoolers!)
Well even back then I dreamed of being a cord dancer, or a writer.

Obviously at 24 my ambitions have matured slightly... except... well, they really haven't.
Secretly I still want to be a spy, or a comic book artist, or a writer or an archaeologist, or hell a pirate!

My ambitions are constantly hampered by reality (not the last one. I'm totally doing that when I grow up). I can't be a spy, because I'm not slick enough. I can't be a writer because, discipline is not a word that's in my vocabulary. I can however be a comic book artist! That's what web comics are for! And one day I'll be done with my style and my character doodles and my half worked out plot and I SHALL SPAM THE WEB, just like all the other hopeful losers out there! And I'll have a ball doing it too!

But in the meantime I'll just keep staring in awe at the ones that know how it's done. And you can stare with me.

Penny Arcade: Started out so crappy and then somewhere down the line, this thing turned into something these guy's could live off. Honestly I don't even find all the comics funny. And then all of the sudden while you're clicking with your little half smile, there will suddenly be a comic gem! Or two.

[profile] quirkybird's family man: After her cracktastic 'vampires in the french revolution comic', she started a prequel comic for minor character Luther. She really put a lot of work into the art and the story... sheesh. It's gorgeous, mature with remarkable historical detail and... well, were wolfs?!? Both comics can be found here.

Doctor Mcninja: This is how you do crack. With a straight face. The doctor who's also a ninja, has been getting more and more complex. You'd think that the highlight would have been the mime battle with Ronald McDonald, but no, it's still going strong! How could you not love a ninja doctor mentored by batman and Ben Franklin's clone? With a gun slinging sidekick, a gorrila and a raptor and a disapproving ninja family that just doesn't get his urge to heal as well as kill!?! 

Gunnerkrigg court: I can't begin to describe this. Forget about Harry Potter. Gunnerkrigg court can't  be beaten when it comes to  boarding school weirdness. And somehow it's just so damn cute! I wonder what the school brochure looks like...

No rest for the wicked: You keep working those fairy tales girl!

There are more obviously, but these are the once that still dazzle me after a year or faithful reading.
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I did it! I passed my interview and coming January I'll be starting my six month stay in Cusco, Peru!

The elation is totally overwhelming my residual terror!
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UNCLE FARC WANTS YOU! And me! But what they got was a pretty twenty something girl from hicksville five miles from where I grew up. 
This came out when government troops raided the camp where she'd been living for the last five years and captured her diaries.

Now who hasn't at some point in their lives thought: "Why not join the revolutionary armed forces? VIVA, VIVA!"  
I realize that moving to the Colombian jungle might sound like an awesome plan when you grow up stepping in cow pastures. But at the end of the day, it's just not a good idea!  As it stands, Tanja has either already been executed for writing mean things about her fellow rebels. Or if she'd still alive, is  facing 15 years in prison once the Columbian government gets their hands on her. 

Proving that in Hicksville, stupid is in the water; another local decided to take advantage of the fact that the country is now aware of their existence for the first time since the Dutch abandoned the hunter/gatherer lifestyle and send a powder letter to city hall.
Not because Tanja's father happens to work there... but to protest the fact that they want to move a WO2 monument to another location. 

These are my people. You make me so proud.

Viva! Viva!

Sep. 1st, 2007 07:23 pm
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My Media player just cut from Jamiroquai telling me to RISE UP and give love a chance, but I'm totally ignoring that bit to Uddo Lindenberg mocking DDR honcho Honecker! And I was all, yes! Yes please! Someone hand me a burning TORCH!

When did my playlist become so revolutionary?!?! Commie blood on both sides of the family tree. Those roots were bound to shine through at some point I guess.
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Not another screaming match! I thought those freaks broke up days ago! I certainly sounded like it (I could follow their argument word for word, despite the fact that the live TWO FLOORS DOWN!)

Onto something else, I just stumbled over a new tentacle fic on Wraithbait. Tentacle penises growing out of Rodney's side to be exact (Of course this is a big turn on for John. The freak!). 
Somehow tentacle porn just sneaked its way into my little list of favourites amongst all the crack out there. Vile, yet always oddly hilarious. I haven't actually gotten to the good parts yet, but I figured I'd rec in in advance. 

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I wish Stargate Atlantis S4 would hurry up and get here. I mean, what the hell! I thought you yanks didn't do endless hiatuses?!?!  (I acknowledge that this might be part of my American fairytale, as first taught by Jerry Springer... letting that show get past your borders was undoubtebly the biggest mistake in the history of the country! I don't know anyone of my generation whose perceptions of the US weren't formed by it and one day I'm really going to have to sit down and get some things straight (starting with your educational system and your collective fashion sense!)).

But really, I've read HP7, I've seen HP5 and I've been informed that Transformers and Shrek 3 are nothing to get exited about. 
My life has become EMPTY! (I mean, I'm going on vacation tomorrow, but beyond then that, EMPTY!)

And I'm really curious if the bigwigs have managed to ruin my greatest guilty pleasure (I don't feel guitly, it just sounds good). Because the casting spoilers are making me a mite nervous.

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I know there's already been a lot of discussion on LJ about critical reviewing.

I've always been firmly in the camp that a critical review can be a great writers tool. I welcome critical reviews (not that I write a lot, but more on that later) and when I get critical, I try very hard to give tips and explain what didn't really work, without being mean (even if sometimes I just want to bash my head through the computer screen to put me out of my misery).

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To find out I googled my username.

Apparentally this year I:

-suggested a funny statue in Amsterdam, which promply made number 32 on the World's funniest statues list! (go me! It also got used as illustration for someone's spanish poetry and I got special credit, even though I made neither the picture or the statue... er?)

-freaked out on the Gilles de la tourette forums after my doctor made an ill advised comment  *grrr*

-pain stakingly tried to infiltrate the danish sci-fi scene (in Danish).

-snarked about bunch of fuckers who where preaching about the gay conspiracy. 

Oddly enough there were no traces of all the desperate pleas I made over on [profile] sgastoryfindersto find me some damn fanfic to read.

ALSO:

There is no scientific method, to my knowledge, that allows us to ask a rose if it likes how it smells or if it feels beautiful. There is Korilian photography that will show us when its stressed or at rest but, there is no way for our intelligence to communicate with the intelligence of a rose... if there is such a thing in either species. (Man, am I deep! But no, there will be no intelligent conversation when I'm involved...)

"There's always and alien battle cruiser or a Korilian death ray or intergalactic plague that's about to wipe out life on this miserable planet!" (You bet there is, suckers!)
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I totally blanked on the fact that DOCTOR WHO was on tonight! I FAIL AT LIFE! is what I would say if I was even more of a drama queen.

So... fresh air/ sunshine/ fun RL social activities instead of Scifi... I think... this is... progress?
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I bought a pile of newspapers from 1953 for 5 euros on the free market (a lot of doubles sadly, but I can think of a few people I can make happy with a historical paper). They're mostly about a massive flooding in Holland back in the day, that killed a lot of people, so that's probably not in everyone's field of interest.

On one front page though, there's a piece stating that the Rosenberg's appeal has been denied and that they'll be executed next week. On the other side is a column ranting about those fucking commies trying to use the flooding for their Ruski propaganda. 

This was the best buy ever!

In other news: I can't wait to download the new Heroes. I saw the trailer. Looks like it'll be the coolest yet!

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