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Feb. 24th, 2009 05:11 pm
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So... I haven't been on LJ/internet for quite some time now. It started with a sort of burn-out, thanks to uni and the exams I had. But then I just, well, didn't feel like doing anything, really (I wouldn't exactly call it a depression, more like being blue, or something like that). Reasons were:

1. Sickness. My poor sinuses :(
2. The news has been rather depressing lately. The whole economic crisis and everything. I can tell people are looking for a scapegoat to pick on, and my bet is on foreigners and immigrants :|
3. My uncle died. My family believes it's because his medicines made him so weak. I don't know, I think the reason why this depressed me so much is because of the wrong that has been done to him. My uncle was seventeen when he was throw in jail by the regime. They wanted names of his siblings' friends out of him and that's why they tortured him for three years, resulting in his first psychosis. The medicins he had to take were really hard on him and he spent a lot of time in psychiatric hospitals and all that. It think the news really depressed my mother, even more because she could never be there for him (she left Iran almost 25 years ago and she can't go back). And I'm worried about my grandmother, who is pretty sick, this must have been horrible for her and grandfather.
4. Uni managed to be even more stressful.
5. Geert Wilders. We have something here in the Netherlands, it's called "Wilders-moeheid". That is, Being Tired of Wilders (because he's on the news non-stop). Our resident political drama queen has done it again: manage to make a circus out of politics. Apparently people loved it because if there were elections now, his party would be the second biggest party in parliament (though granted, 25 out of 150 seats still isn't much). That's at least 15 percent of the population who would probably think I'm a second class citizen when I'm walking by on the streets (Because I can see no other reason behind voting on Wilders than xenophobia). I don't know why it has come to this, but god, I hope it passes soon. Did I mention that Wilders thinks that Islam is like Nazism and the Qur'an like Mein Kampf? a)I bet 10 euro's that he hasn't even read Mein Kampf, because dude, you can only read Mein Kampf in certain libraries and only after a lot of paperwork. b) I'm not Islam's best friend, but there are limits and all that.

On the other hand, I'm feeling a lot better now, and not just because of less uni stress.
1. Yeah, baby, Eurovision Song Contest is back! The drama has already started, what with Georgia making a song with the title "We Don't Wanna Put In". Epic lulz. When I was a wee tod I watched Eurovision for the songs. Now that the songs suck I watch it for the lulz and drama, and this is a great start (Countries bitching through songs! Win!). I tried to imagine Putin's reaction and can't help but think of Tywin Lannister.
2. Books. I have Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny in front of me (only one page in, though). I believe the gist of the book is Hindu Gods IN SPACE. Which is rad, but I don't really know much about Hinduism and wikipedia isn't helping much. Like, the fine details, they're not really coming through. Maybe I should go back to square one and read stuff in Dutch.
Anyway, I've almost only seen positive reviews of this book (including a G.R.R. Martin one) so I'm hoping it's good.
3. Animanga is love.
4. Also, the new Tudors season trailer. It's like the makers thought, to hell with historical credibility, let's make a rocking trailer with Queen music! Hee! (Also, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, whyyyy are you so old, you are so incredibly Theon. I Want It All is such a Theon song. Even my backup plan of you being Littlefinger pales in comparison.)
5. ETA: Also an oscar wilde/bosie beatonna comic. LOL

So, I should get to checking out two weeks of friendspage. Oh boy.
ETA: Aaaaah, so fucking much, I'm never going to get this done. But at least I'm Egg? That's awesome guys, that's brilliant! :D (And it's hilarious how I got nominated for basically every Reach guy ever. LOL)
Son of ETA: I missed all these Greek Myth posts. This hurts me in my soul. I would've been the first to shout Achilles=Loras. I've done it before!

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Date: 2009-02-24 06:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] etrangere.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry about the death of your uncle. And about what he went through.


I think I pay more attention to the Eurovision these days than I ever did at any point of my life. But I only do so through my flist :D

yay for Lord of Light! Almost everything I know of Hindu mythology (which is very little) I learned from it, so, err, I don't think you need to knowledgeable to read it?

ETA: do you think you can put this cover for dl? I'd love to get it too!

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Date: 2009-02-24 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Thank you. :)

LOL, I hope to get more fun out of Eurovision, last year was a hoot (and so bad) so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this year.

Cool, I thought I might be confused if I started reading it with only minimal knowledge. That's reassuring.

I stared at the screen for a minute or so thinking "cover, does she mean icon? layout? Oh wait, Suzanne Vega, lol". Here (http://www.mediafire.com/?zziogemvmgk), I hope it works. :)

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Date: 2009-02-24 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] etrangere.livejournal.com
Thank you for the song ♥

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Date: 2009-02-24 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Btw, I should still thank you for all those TB/X recs. I had a great time reading all [livejournal.com profile] insaneidiot's fic and crackfic. I just about died while reading the Boyband!AU!X. XD

<3

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Date: 2009-02-24 11:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] etrangere.livejournal.com
Your welcome! Yeah, tammaiya is great for crack and cheerful fic in a fandom otherwise filled with the ANGSTY ;)

I would've been the first to shout Achilles=Loras. I've done it before!
YAY someone else is with me on this :D

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Date: 2009-02-24 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
I am very sorry about your uncle and the general suckiness of the world :(

I believe the gist of the book is Hindu Gods IN SPACE.

Pretty much! :) And Lord of Light is very good. Not as wonderfully cracked out as some of Amber, but probably the better book. I had some half-remembered knowledge of the Hindu pantheon from a high school class, but I actually don't think one needs it to enjoy LoL. Well, maybe some basics about reincarnation, and that the Trimurti is the head of the pantheon and who they are. Somewhere on my LJ is an absolutely epic comment exchange between me and [profile] _grayswandir_, whose glowing review prompted me to read the book, which amounts to 50 maximum-length comments' worth of Yama fangirling. Anyway, hope you enjoy it!

*makes note to watch that Georgian song* (And Putin as Tywin is something I just can't unsee... much as I might want to.)

I was going to ask if you'd seen the Egg thing :)

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Date: 2009-02-24 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Thanks :)

The Trimurti is Bhrama, Vishnu and Shiva, right? Right? XD Okay, I know about them, so I'm hoping I know enough.
Hee, now I'm even more excited.

It's a Eurovision song, so naturally it sucks ass. It's so so bad. Like, disco at its worst with weird lyrics (http://www.diggiloo.net/?2009ge). Yet I can't stop watching or laughing. And LOL, sorry about the Putin=Tywin thing, I can't unsee it either XD

I saw and really, Egg would be the character I'd want the most. But I also saw/heard the drama around the meme. Talk about serious business :P

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Date: 2009-02-24 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
The Trimurti is Bhrama, Vishnu and Shiva, right?

Yup. And Vishnu is not even that important, in LoL. Well, I guess it might also help to know who Kali is, but, again, that can totally be inferred from context. I'm sure you know more than enough!

And LOL, sorry about the Putin=Tywin thing, I can't unsee it either XD

No, no, it's not your fault. I actually independently came to that parallel some time back (might have been during a [profile] westerosorting chat), and it's just... XD It fits too well...

I saw and really, Egg would be the character I'd want the most.

Awesome! :D (He is one of the very few characters on the list that I did not entirely rely on the little descriptions and people's arguments for, 'cos I actually knew who he was, and I think he fits you very, very well! :) Plus, you get to be your own brother :)

Yeah, there was the drama, but it was pleasantly short-lived and tightly confined. And then there was the lovely positivity meme to smooth it over. [profile] westerosorting may just be the most mature and cuddly fan community ever! :)

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Date: 2009-02-24 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Plus, you get to be your own brother :)
LOL!

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Date: 2009-02-24 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guad.livejournal.com
I am really sorry about your uncle. My best thoughts for you and your family. I have no words for all that happened to him.

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Date: 2009-02-24 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
My uncle isn't the only one who had horrible things done to him, sadly. Sometimes life sucks. But thank you for your kind words. :)

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Date: 2009-02-24 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cyshobbitlass.livejournal.com
I'm very sorry to see all you've been going through.

:::hugs:::

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Date: 2009-02-24 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Thank you :)

I'll try to fix something for V_F. Eventually XD

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Date: 2009-02-24 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Also, for some reason I think of you when I see Kate Winslet (this has become more noticable because of the Oscars). I dunno, I'm blaming your icon XD

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Date: 2009-02-24 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
Also an oscar wilde/bosie beatonna comic. LOL

I need to remember to check her stuff more often, 'cos that was wonderful! As was the one about the Curies :D

I missed all these Greek Myth posts. This hurts me in my soul.

You were very much missed during them! (by me, at any rate). Tell me, where do you stand on the vital Hector = Tully or Stark? question,

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Date: 2009-02-24 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Alfred, that rascal! I know, I loved that one too! Chemistry rocks XD

Aww, thanks :D
Oh boy, I can see how that led to some discussion, because I can see both sides of the coin. But yeah... I think I'm siding with the Hector=Stark people, sorry. But I'm so torn because of the whole Family, Duty, Honour thing.

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Date: 2009-02-24 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
Haha, that's OK :) I can definitely see that Stark side, too, it's just that my gut reaction said "Tully" and that's why I'm being so obsessive insistent. I'll stop now :)

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Date: 2009-02-24 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Ok :) (I think it helps that in my imagination Hector looks a lot more like a Stark than a Tully.)

Also, digging through that [livejournal.com profile] beatonna entry led to some interesting links like this Dorian Gray picture (http://www.perfectstars.com/comic.php?date=2006-03-17) and Poor Oscar (http://www.perfectstars.com/comic.php?date=2006-03-02).

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Date: 2009-02-25 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violaswamp.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry about your uncle and the wrong that was done to him.

Thanks for the Lord of Light rec, though I do know a fair bit about Hindu gods so I wonder how I will find it.

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Date: 2009-02-27 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Well, no doubt you won't be going "Huh? Huh?" like I'm doing at the moment. I'm already confused by the main character's many names: Tathagatha, Mahasamatman, Kalkin, Manjusri etc. etc. And then there are people like Mara, Ratri, Yama-Dharma and well, I'm probably being anal or something but I need to know everything. XD

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Date: 2009-02-25 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear about all of that, Sahar. :/

While taking a break with so much crap going makes total sense to me, you were missed!

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Date: 2009-02-27 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Yeah, it wasn't/isn't much fun.

Well, I really hadn't expected that, but thank you :)

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Date: 2009-02-25 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honest-illusion.livejournal.com
+ Get well soon.
+ I'm so sorry about your uncle. :( *hugs* I hope that your family will recover from his loss soon.

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Date: 2009-02-27 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloud-wolf.livejournal.com
Thanks and thanks. I hope so too, my mother already said that at least now he's at peace.

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