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12 October 2013 @ 10:51 pm
Right then!  Son and I have begun the rewatch. [dreamwidth.org profile] further is with us, I hope. So far we've been through season one. So, what's the word?

Spoilers like whoa below!

Son says that the characters are getting their powers depending on their personality. I think he's right.

Alicia wants to be seen, wants to be wanted; whenever someone touches her they get crazy with lust.

Simon -poor sod- also also wants to be seen. He feels invisible, no one has ever noticed him. His power is to turn invisible. He can se them but they can't see him. And what he sees, he can use agaisnt them. Good? Bad? Depends on from where you're watching.

Curtis's situation is pure Sofokles. He tries to change destiny but what happens? Complete and utter fail. No matter what he does, it always ends up the same or worse.

Kelly wants to know what people actually think about her, and thus she gained the power to read other people's minds. Does that gain her any favours? Yes and no. She gets to know what peole think about her but more often than not the truth hurts. She does have a killer headbutt though.

Nathan thinks he is God's gift to mankind and feels immortal. Due to this, he becomes immortal when the storm hit, although he doesn't find out until he actually dies and wakes up in a coffin. I miss Nathan. The  series sort of died when he left.

The message of this tale? Well it could be that whatever you do, whatever you try, you'll always end up where you began. Sofokles, right! You cannot escape destiny. Aside from that; it's an awesome tale. It's brutal and raw, in a way that no HW-show has it.  Think Sofokles! Destiny! Fate!!

Simon and the probation-worker; it's such a sad tale of loneliness. Simon wants to have 'someone' and he thinks he's gotten someone. When it turns out aht he's been used, the ugly truth that Simon is s right psychopath shows. Why is he having tea with his dead p-worker, with her propped up in the freezer? Right!

There is much to analyse here, son and I have only scratched the surface. As Kelly says; Come on you wankers!!  Let's have it!!!

Son says FML!!!!! He can't stand my misspellings :) He's also gotten all ethymological on me. The word community; it's derived from common and unity he claims. The thought is very much logic, we haven't checked it, but if you do; please let us know if he's right.
He has also cracked the mystery of why people spell like to god-forbid on the net. It's because they lack rhythm and pacing in the key-pressing or that they have malshaped/misformed keyboards.

As it is; I'll say FML as well. We're getting on to season two tomorow. Discussions are encouraged and looked forward to.

Nighty night, everybody.

Save me, Barry!

06 June 2013 @ 08:01 am
Our National Anthem 'Sång till Norden'

Du gamla, Du fria, Du fjällhöga nord
Du tysta, Du glädjerika sköna!
Jag hälsar Dig, vänaste land uppå jord,
/: Din sol, Din himmel, Dina ängder gröna.:/
Du tronar på minnen från fornstora dar,
då ärat Ditt namn flög över jorden.
Jag vet att Du är och Du blir vad Du var.
/:Ja, jag vill leva, jag vill dö i Norden.:/

 photo svenskaflaggan.jpg

Thou ancient, thou free, thou mountainous North
Thou quiet, thou joyful [and] fair!
I greet thee, most beautiful land upon earth,
/:Thy sun, Thy sky, Thy meadows green.:/
Thou art enthroned upon memories of great olden days,
When honored thy name flew across the earth,
I know that thou art and wilt remain what thou wast,
/:Yes, I want to live I want to die in the North:/
14 March 2013 @ 06:00 am
I removed some people from my F-list last night. Mainly people I haven't spoken with in ages or like ever. If you feel I removed you wrongly, drop me a pm. (I do get confused sometimes)
06 June 2012 @ 10:13 am
Today, June 6, it's Sweden's National Day. We're honouring the flag and celebrating the memory of our old warrior kings.

Sverige, Sverige Fosterland!


17 March 2012 @ 07:42 am
Vampire Diaries are back. I'm lost. There is the eyecandy to enjoy but damn if I like the series as it is now. No further comments.

I watched The Three Musqueteers last night. The Orlando Bloom version. I like Orlando Bloom. I hate the film. It was...I'm honestly speechless so I'll just give it a resounding NO! I bet it was great fun to make it, what with the airships and all, but Dumas himself is probably not only turning in his grave but spinning like a weathercock in a November storm after what they did to his book.

Not even Orlando fucking Bloom! could rescue this piece of cinematography. He looked good in purple though.

Son and I managed to catch an episode of Spartacus last weekend. I remember us trying to watch the pilot and giving up quite fast. We stuck through the entire episode this time. Son was beetroot red all the way through, he couldn't handle the nudity.  Personally I can't stomach the slo-mo, and the extra slow slo-mo. It still sucks and we're giving it two thumbs down.

Hell on Wheels on the other hand, turned out to be good. I'm a sucker for the Wild West and lot.

It's time to watch Supernatural now. I'm counting on it to be great. You know, it really is the best TV-show!
Current Mood: curious
06 February 2012 @ 08:59 pm
Note: Original short story. Mary Sue is named as such just because I think Mary Sue needs to get away from the raven-black, lavender-tipped hair, the red eyes, the corsets...
Not betad, written on a whim mainly because I'm forcing my pupils to write short stories now. I had to try out the concept myself.
Feel free to rip it apart.

Time's up, Mary Sue!

The question was; was it enough or should she add some more? Mary Sue looked thoughtfully at the simmering casserole, it smelled gorgeous and she was sure it would be absolutely delicious. Not that she was going to taste it, but Billy Joe deserved something tasty for his last meal. After all, he had been a decent husband for nearly 20 years.
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Current Mood: accomplished
05 January 2012 @ 09:32 am
Today it's time to get my shallow on again. I'm taking son to see Sherlock Holmes. Daughter and her friends are going to see Twilight. I can foresee lots and lots of screaming and crying afterwards. One friend is coming home with us to spend the night. Imagine the shrieks that will echo through my house.

But I'm going to watch this:


Heheheeee! I think it's the gloves, and the cane, that does it. I know, I know, shallow. Getting stuck on the obvious. But damn! It also helps that Jude Law is a fine looking specimen of a man (another obvious) One can say that there is a slight difference in cool between Dr. Watson and whathisface Sparkly!Vampire.

I tried out Sherlock the TV-series. I lasted for about 15 minutes and then I had to turn it off. Sherlock himself gave me such twinges of annoyance from the very beginning, I couldn't stand it.

I've been looking for Holmes fanfics. Why are 'they' woobifying both Holmes and Watson? 9 out of 10 fics had either of them crying or breaking down. Why? Until I figure that one out, I'm staying the heck away from all and any fiction.

Speaking of Robert Downey Jr; I saw Tropic Thunder the other day. That film has so many wrongs I don't know where to begin. I love it. Seriously. It's brilliant.
Anyhow; in the beginning they are showing off the 'actors'. Downey's character has played a naughty monk. With naghty monk Tobey McGuire. The scene is so over the top and ridiculous. But those two, Downey and McGuire, they sure can send some heated looks. The scene wasn't so ridiculous after all. Or maybe it is. Whatever! You know I'm shallow. It's an artform, I'll have you know, to be this shallow.

Satan's Alley. I don't know how to embedd the bleddy thing. Follow the link

Talk about getting sidetracked. Save me, Barry!
30 December 2011 @ 09:10 pm
Note: I dug up this one on a whim. Turned out that I had one more drabble to write, during these last, shivering hours of the year. It's unbetad, as the parts before it. If you want to read those- which probably helps this make sense- just follow the tunnel-tag.


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23 December 2011 @ 06:36 am
So. I got me a new icon. Hoodie!Simon! nrrrdy_grrrl , thank you so much! Now I have something proper to put up whenever I feel the need to write "Save me, Barry!"

Looks like all my shows are done for the year.

Supernatural went out with a bang and daughter cried when she realised what was going on. I still think the angel/leviathan/ûbermysterious arc is a bit silly but man! do I still enoy it. I'm going to miss Bobby though. Unless of course, they have him bounce back. Wouldn't surprise me, really, if they do.

Vampire Diaries. Njaaa. I understand they had to wrap it up before the hols but they did so in a very clumsy way. It feels like they skipped an episode or two. And I really don't like Wuss!Damon. Whre's my badass? I'm going to rewatch the earlier episode for my fix.

I've watched both Glee and Once Upon a Time with daughter. Glee has lost it. OUaT is outright bad. I've tried to find something redeeming about it but I can't. Sorry. Daughter loves them though so I sit there on the couch with her.

Grimm is also a so/so. Better than OUaT though. If you don't count the episode about the hexenbees. That one was so bad I'm lacking words.

American Horror Story turned out to be very confusing but also very good. Creepy. I do wonder if this was all of it, 12 episodes, or if they are planning something else after New Year's. Jessica Lange is amazing.

Last but not least: Misfits. This season has lacked the edge from the two first ones. I really, really dislike the new guy. But, thank goodness, there is always Kelly. I still can't understand her but that doesn't matter. If there ever was a badass, that's Kelly. 
I guess they are up for season 4, what with the ending. Somin has it coming now. I do wonder if he's stuck in a loop of some kind.
Son and I have argued immensely over this season. He likes it all over. What we could agree on was Kelly. "Foocking nazis!". And also on our mutual dislike for the new guy. I think he's plain stupid. Son got embarrassed due to all the talk about shagging.

After New Year's: Game of Thrones. Yay! Looks like I have to wait until April though. Will be interesting to see if I still like it when Sean Bean is out. I bet I will. Swords, dragons, bloody fights, deceit,  monsters lurking in the cold...Yep, the prognosis for me liking it is good.

Current Mood: curious
27 November 2011 @ 07:00 am
It's that time again, yes indeed! Card time!

I'll happily send cards high and low. If you want one, leave me your address here -comments are screened. Or, mail me at padawan.vesta at gmail dot com.

Yay! Cards!!

I have some addresses already, but it doesn't hurt to make sure :)

Cards!! Yay!!
Current Mood: giggly