cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (sarah bolger)
1. I've asked so many of you for the answers to this meme, I feel like I should do it too.

Comment, and I'll:
1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must can post this in your LJ.


2. I've been to quite a lot of cinema movies in the last couple of weeks. I saw Slumdog Millionaire, Che: The Argentine and Che: Guerrilla.

In which I review. Sort of. )

3. If you think I use the word LOL too many times... it's also because lol is an actual Dutch word. It means fun. Yeah.

4. Somebody ([livejournal.com profile] michaela0823) made this really awesome icon about Arthurian legend and [livejournal.com profile] misstopia mentioned how the Greek mythology loop would be much longer. I though: "Dude, I have to make one!" It only has the Greek gods, though. If you know what lines I could use for the Greek heroes, please help! (I'm thinking of Achilles, Odysseus, Ajax, Paris, Hector, Patroclus, Theseus, Perseus, Aeneas and others)
the Arthur one:||And mine:

5. I also made some snarky Shakespeare icons. I kinda want to use them but I think they're too snarky for me. But I can show them!


here are four others )

6. Thanks to TVTropes I read the SF short story I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. It won a Hugo award in 1968 and was written by Harlan Ellison (Also known for his groping incidents). Like the TVTropes page says, it's pure concentrated Nightmare Fuel (There's a link to the story on the TVTropes page. I want to share the pain). Even the title is creepy. D:

7. I never actually saw any programs by the Dutch Public Jewish Network, until today. It was just a kosher cooking show but I watched all of it because Jewish music is swanky and cool (it was background music, but still). And my mum watched it because she likes food.
Mother: "This reminds me, I should use more chickpeas."
Me: "Hell no!"
Mother: "You can't be Middle Eastern and not like chickpeas! It's just not done, girl."
cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (Default)
Basically I'm sharing the pain with you: James Joyce's dirty love letters.
Found this thanks to Kate Beaton's James Joyce comic, and damn. Just. I'd quote some stuff out of those letters but I'd probably get banned or something, they're that dirty.

Only 140 posts to go and I'm done, I think.

Booooks...

Jan. 24th, 2009 11:24 pm
cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (Default)
Okay, so you will not have heard of this news tidbit, what with them only being important in the Benelux, but I have to talk about it.
There's a lot of talk about a batshit crazy neurologist here (okay, that's in Dutch, but so you know I'm not making this up). I know that not every med student becomes a great or even normal doctor, but this is just plain creepy. Basically, this man was a medicin addict and he told hundreds of his patients that they were incurably ill. He told people they had things like Alzheimer, and he proscribed them the wrong medicins on purpose. He's being accused of causing the deaths of two patients. One of the victims described how the neurologist treated him, it was awful. He basically gave him a lumbar puncture but he kept missing on purpose and he continued to puncture him, fifteen times in total (Also, this guy wasn't even qualified to do lumbar punctures. WTF). Stories about him keep popping up and Christ, O_o. Is he a sadist or something? I just cannot understand this man and it makes me uncomfortable to know that people like him get close to patients. Eurgh.

On a more cheerful note, we had the annual book festival here )

And I have a new lj layout, inspired by Romeo and Juliet :D The artist who did the art I used in the header is Valentin Melik His art is brilliant, especially the murals. The total Romeo and Juliet mural is so long and the colours are so well chosen. I love how he based it on the 1968 movie :D. And his other artworks, like portraits, are pretty amazing too.

Also, 8 icons...
Based on zweihand's cute chibi asoiaf art )
cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (Jonmmiller)
Okay, so this is my first post in my LJ, but this is because I just had one of the most bizarre experiences in my 17-year long life.

So, background: I'm in an youth orchestra and I play the viola. Our orchestra wants to go on a tour in Florence. Money is needed. Astoria Lounge needs an orchestra in their "Dance meets Bach and Beethoven" party and is willing to pay 1500 euro's. Ka-ching!

Little did we know that this was an exclusive party in a CHURCH, the most important one in Rotterdam, the Laurenskerk. We also didn't know that people had to pay 50 euro's to enter, and that everybody had to wear a Venetian mask (I'm talking really expensive ones but they were OMG so pretty!). Before we practiced we walked around and discovered that the drinks were ridiculously overpriced (I'm talking in the hundreds etc.)

(Intermezzo: this was a party for 25+ and then they ask a youth orchestra. WTF. When our conductor told them we had kids of 15 they acted all surprised.)

Well this is all fine and stuff, but then there's the performance itself. We had to play these tunes and then there'd be a famous DJ, Miss Monica, who'd mix it all, or something. Turned out her part was all tape recorded and that she would just stand there acting like she was DJing. Also, playing with ridiculously loud dance music is somewhat different from playing a Brahms symphony, so that was rather special as well.

We had two hours between performances, so we could mingle. I really started having fun when the gay dancers in lakey uniforms (and shirtless and with little umbrella's) started their job. a) they were pretty good, b) the expression on our conductor's face = WIN! ahaha! c) it's a church.

The best came after though, according to the website, we're a international professional orchestra. We wish! We're the only youth orchestra in the most uncultural big city in the Netherlands.

This may sound rather boring, like this, but wow, bizarro land for me.  

P.S. The Iranians are doing their best and using their sneakiest tricks to get more oil (it's rationed). I'm so proud of their cunning ways. *sniff*

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