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08 March 2013 @ 01:08 am
er, hi? oh dear how long have I been gone? /o\  
1. ... Er, hello world! I suppose everyone has given me up for MIA, right? /o\ damn, I don't think I've ever spent this long without updating. Or checking the FL, ugh. I swear I'll be up to date asap. Anyway, since I disappeared for two months, have a run-through of what's been going on here.

2. So, point is: I ended up swamped in finals-related cramming which went good for half and bad for the other half (because two were passed the way I wanted, the other two... one I had to skip because I caught some bothersome form of influenza and the other because even with the cramming I wasn't nowhere near ready for it), so now I have three left. Then it happened that apparently the one class I have to attend this semester is canceled and I won't know what to do about it until tomorrow, but my former supervisor for the bachelor's degree is making me do the master's thesis with her so at least there's something. And this entire deal pretty much ate up more of my free time than I'd have liked, so I ended up having to drop any social network where it doesn't take you more than five seconds to post. /o\

3. Also: if anyone has read about election results, B. came in *second*, the third biggest party's target seems to be 'let's make everyone look horrible by not agreeing with a government with the first so next elections we win!', and obviously the lovely people at the left party managed to get first but without enough votes to actually rule, so in the end I'm pretty sure they'll elect the new Pope before we have a government. Yay. If anyone around can guess, I've been wanting to cry hysterically about it since it happened. (I'm also seriously thinking about going out of the country as soon as I have the degree and I find any kind of job somewhere else, but that's not happening until graduation which isn't happening until October at best, so.) Also, two of B.'s trials are ending soon and he organizes a march against the magistrature - I'm not even sure I can stand another six months of him being relevant.

4. ... damn the new LJ update page is as horrible as I remember it, but you can't switch anymore, right? Damn. Okay, back on track.

5. I'm actually caught up with tv shows (okay, nope, I'm caught with SPN and the vampire porn, I had to drop the rest for the moment) but I haven't had time for any reaction post whatsoever so I'll see if after I'm as caught up with the f-list as I'm going to be I'll manage to do some huge meta post for everything I haven't reacted about. For now, in short: I'm not exactly getting what the vampire porn is trying to accomplish but Damon looks prettier than usual so whatever and SPN hasn't been this good in ages as far as I'm concerned, so nothing to complain on that side.

6. Oh, right, I'm also feeling totally conflicted about GOT. In the sense, I want to watch it for some things, but knowing what awaits me at the end makes me wish it aired next year. Or ten years from now. Anyone who read the books knows the deal. One thing that was very much true, though, is that if the posters are the best HBO can do then they'd be better off if they hired me. Or any person around here who can use photoshop, because my first reaction was 'damn give me the selective coloring tool and make me get rid of the blue'.

7. Concerts speaking: I'm seeing Mumford & Sons in a week and The National are coming in June! (The day after I'm supposed to be in Milan for Bon Jovi, but I'll manage somehow.) Also there's Neil Young coming at the end of July, and while the venue sucks I'll probably go because who knows when it's going to happen again. And there's Bruce Springsteen in July too, so at least I'm doing good with going to concerts this year.

8. Also: I totally failed at Christmas cards even if I had half of them ready /o\ in the next days I'm going to send belated PMs because I didn't even manage to make a thank you post for the one I received and then I'm going to see what to do with it. If you receive random cards in the middle of April or May from me, it's me being extremely late.

9. GRRM speaking: I've also apparently and masochistically ended up getting crazy into Wild Cards, aka The Other Huge Project That GRRM Has Been Doing For Ages But I Didn't Know About It, which I probably should have avoided for my own mental sanity. But I'm apparently in 'DAMN IT I'M IN WESTEROS WITHDRAWAL' mode, and I saw the first book reprinted and I thought the plot was interesting. Clearly I got hooked, and then I promptly found out that on twenty-one books, five are in print and the rest is not. Good news is that I got a Kindle for Christmas and I found a torrent for the e-books, so I'm covered, but you don't want to know the pain that it's been finding ten on twenty-one. The problem is that the eleven I'm missing are priced too much for paperbacks that were out in the early nineties, but I'll probably buy them all. Very much eventually. Anyway, there's obviously no fandom whatsoever for it, so at least I'm saved from possible 'OMG SHINY NEW FANDOM' shenanigans, since I have no time for it. D:

10. Oh, and in the mess above described in the first point, it happened that a guy who could pass for Richard Madden's little brother except with brown hair/eyes exists and he SOMETIMES, and with that I mean 'two times each year', appears in my university. And I was sitting behind the guy during the only written final I had this round. I'm going to spare you the reactions to finding out the guy's existence - they were mostly the kind you overgrow after fourteen, but clearly the one time I run into a guy with whom I'd totally consider trying to flirt (and I'm a total fail at flirting and related) he shows up twice and then I don't see him around anymore. *facepalm* Help. Obviously not having crushed on people at fourteen is showing up now. Ah well.

11. Okay, that was what's going on with me. Soooo tell me what's up with you all? I haven't managed to check the FL also because at some point I fell behind with TV and I didn't want to risk spoilers, and I'm not sure that I'll see everything that I missed because LJ only lets me go back so much :/ I'll try to go check individual journals instead, but meanwhile if something happened with you tell me/link me? I missed LJ, I want to get back into the swing of things. <3
 
 
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ciaimpala: sherlockx2ciaimpala on March 8th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
*waves hi*

*hugs*

I missed you hon!
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on March 8th, 2013 10:25 am (UTC)
Hiiiii *waves* I'M BACK! it's nice to be back! I missed LJ! *waves again*
Misaki Kinomotomisakikinomoto on March 8th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
In regard to 10, I can't flirt either. There was this guy that looked EXACTLY LIKE DRACO MALFOY (no, not Tom Felton. He carried himself like Draco) and i more or less fangirled myself into embarrassment.

And then I saw his friend (the most GORGEOUS guy ever). And well. He asked me for directions and i answered in a monotone in my desperation to NOT LOOK DESPERATE. Fail. *facepalm*

AND! In regards to 7! I'm kinda jealous, but i get to watch Norah Jones. So i'm happy. <3
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> robb 3.0janie_tangerine on March 8th, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)
Hahah I didn't get to the point of embarrassing myself because I didn't even have the guts to talk to him, but in the two classes he was attending I looked like a lovestruck teenager or something. It was embarrassing. My friend who attends that class with me is still making fun of me /o\ siiigh flirting fail is a bad thing DDD:

Norah Jones is awesome! :DDDD
Misaki Kinomotomisakikinomoto on March 9th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
That she is.

As much as I'd love to KNOW how flirt, or even identify flirting, apparently my social inept-ness (i doubt that's a word, but we'll pretend it is) amuses everyone too much for them to WANT to help me out...

You know what they say about best friends and friends. Best friends will laugh at you all the time, and friends will actually bother helping you out....

Apparently, my social inept-ness is hilarious enough to warrant making my name an adjective. -_- You can't possibly get worse than that.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf > tullyjanie_tangerine on March 10th, 2013 11:27 am (UTC)
Meeeh it's so not funny when people are amused by the social ineptitude D: to be fair to my poor friend there, she *did* attempt to give me some advice but I knew I'd have totally given myself out and I didn't follow through, but I think she's more vastly amused than anything. Which sucks. IT'S A PROBLEM, DAMMIT, it's not funny! *sighs* *high fives* I didn't get to the adjective point but then again I tend not to feel immediately attracted to people so the 'omg I can't flirt if someone doesn't start first' thing almost never kicks in.. except that sometimes it does. *sigh*
Misaki Kinomotomisakikinomoto on March 10th, 2013 11:43 am (UTC)
Its even worse when the guy is hitting on you, full on, and you absolutely DO NOT COMPREHEND.

This is when I wish all guys were Castiel.

So we could have our socially inept happily ever after. -_-
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural castiel 3.0janie_tangerine on March 10th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
Gosh it happened to me once and I realized the dude was hitting on me AFTER ONE HOUR OF TALKING TO HIM. Then again he was lovely even if it didn't go anywhere, but I felt so inept ;___;

... you know, I'm on board with the 'can all guys be like Cas' thing. Where do I sign?
Misaki Kinomotomisakikinomoto on March 10th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
XD If there was a way to do it, We'd convert everyone, wouldn't we. XD

I don't even realize after an hour, though. I just think they're being friendly. -_-
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf > tullyjanie_tangerine on March 10th, 2013 12:25 pm (UTC)
we should do it! awkward inept happily ever afters sound excellent in my book. ;)

haha well thing is the dude had been talking to me for an hour (also we had met on Jim Morrison's grave, realize WHERE do I pick people up) during which we ended up walking through said cemetery, and then when we were out he's like 'can I get you a drink' and I was like '... has this guy been hitting on me since second number ten'. But it took me the drink offer to get there, ops.
Misaki Kinomotomisakikinomoto on March 10th, 2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
Snort.

In my life, guys come in a few types-

1. The ones who accidentally get friend-zoned by me, and compensate for it by being over-protective warts.

2. Boys who hit on me but eventually give up

3. Guys who have been warned of my lack of comprehension

4. Guys who persevere (these are very few in number)

5. And the ones who don't talk to me, and are content just staring at me creepily and following me around.

-_- I'm not kidding. This one guy followed me to the Norah Jones Concert. And I was like....W.T.F.

As Castiel-esque that is (with all the stalking), it would probably help if you didn't get all your friends to stare at me too.

I get the feeling this amuses him beyond belief.
cassiopeia7: Castiel: catsielcassiopeia7 on March 8th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
Well, look what the cat dragged in!

Welcome back, bb -- ya been missed!
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on March 8th, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)
Thaaanks so much! :DDDDD It's nice to be back ;)
Sophia: Heritagesophia_lde on March 8th, 2013 05:25 am (UTC)
Nice to here from you again. :)
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on March 8th, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)
<3 thanks!
twisting_vine_x: Dean/Cas - Smiletwisting_vine_x on March 8th, 2013 07:47 am (UTC)
Welcome back. :D ♥

7. Concerts speaking: I'm seeing Mumford & Sons in a week and The National are coming in June! (The day after I'm supposed to be in Milan for Bon Jovi, but I'll manage somehow.) Also there's Neil Young coming at the end of July, and while the venue sucks I'll probably go because who knows when it's going to happen again. And there's Bruce Springsteen in July too, so at least I'm doing good with going to concerts this year.

If you need me, I'll just be over here, flailing around with jealousy.

and SPN hasn't been this good in ages as far as I'm concerned



8D ♥♥♥

but meanwhile if something happened with you tell me/link me?

I'm moving to Vancouver in a week. :) ♥
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural dean/cas IS CANONjanie_tangerine on March 8th, 2013 10:32 am (UTC)
Haha I'll be here being jealous of myself. ;) But I missed M&S last year for finals, so if I get to see them now I see it as extremely righteous. ;) ;) (And I've been crossing my fingers for Neil Young to get here for ages, so XDD)

Hahahahahah omg that picture is excellent XD

And omg that's awesome! :DDD I hope the move goes well ♥ (also tomorrow morning I'll probably go on a f-list catch up spree so expect late comments about it, but for now congratulations! :D)
twisting_vine_x: Benedict Cumberbatch - Gingertwisting_vine_x on April 25th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Late reply is insanely late (trying to get caught up on comments and messages XD), but I still can't believe you get to see Mumford & Sons, The National, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young. That is just beyond amazing. I am so happy for you! ♥

Hahahahahah omg that picture is excellent XD

:D :D

And thanks so much for the congrats and well wishes re: me moving! Vancouver is thus far absolutely gorgeous and wonderful, and I'm very, very glad I cam here. :)
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the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> robb/theon 3.0janie_tangerine on March 8th, 2013 11:41 am (UTC)
HIII YOU I MISSED YOU TOO ♥ ♥ also lol stalk me as much as you want wherever ;) ;)

Also hey M&S were here last year too but I couldn't go, I'm putting a remedy to it xDD

Also oh dear don't make me think about the Theon hating DDDDD: I'm sort of hoping that people might be disgusted at the treatment but I know it's not smart. Tbh I'm sooo nowhere near ready to see anything Theon-related. Also not-Jeyne is going to make me vomit. And I definitely don't want or need to see the RW DDDDDD: I think I'm basically watching it in hope that a) they don't fuck it up too much with Jaime and Brienne, b) same with Jon and Ygritte, c) Sam gets to be awesome. No wait, I suppose I can add Davos to it. I'm not sure I'm not being masochist xD *hugs* (I totally can get the whole thing when everyone hates on your favorite XD)
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the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf > tullyjanie_tangerine on March 10th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
I think I'll spend the next six months or so being like 'how much time is it to the next concert' because seriously, the rest isn't as shiny. ;) also if it's true that Gaslight Anthem are coming back to Europe I'll be a very happy person. ;)

Meh TVD this season for me has been like 'what the fuck is going on even, why is Alaric dead, oh well Damon is pretty, fine, whatever.' Which I suppose it's sad, but then again I've never watched the vampire porn for the plot or for anything that wasn't Ian's face (in the beginning at least), so it can't fail to meet my expectations since I rarely had any, lol. ;) Also haha I'd balk at GOT too if only I wasn't too invested in certain people, but there are things in there I do NOT ever want to see even if they did it right, so... :/ and haha yes I was referring to the RW - if we don't count a thing from a Stephen King book that made me cry for three hours straight, I think it's the most painful reading experience I ever had. I don't ever need to see it in the flesh. :/
Lou: ASOIF Jaime thronegottalovev on March 10th, 2013 04:01 am (UTC)
hi, Janie, hi!

yay for the good, boo for the bad... you always bounce though :)

too bad you didn't see the Richard M-ish cutie more. and ohh, M&S, those sob have been giving me trouble trying to do one of their songs, I hope they give a great concerts! in fact you have several lined up I see, that's great.

TVD is not engaging me as much as it used to (mostly Elena, sadly. I used to be more interested), but I'm still watching. Same for SPN: I like this season, but fannish squee has left me mostly. oh well. Anxious for GoT, though I know it's going to be brutal. But Jaime, I should like that.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> jaime 2.0janie_tangerine on March 10th, 2013 11:55 am (UTC)
Hiiii there! <3 <3

Meeeh it's just that I'm so ready to be done. And to join the hordes of unemployed, but that's another problem. ;)

Yeah. The guy should be around more damn him. I need to devise a strategy to strike conversation without sounding creepy. And yeah I supposed that if the next sixth months will be studying things I don't care for and trying to write a thesis on a subject no one cares about at least I should have concerts lined up to drown my sorrows. ;)

Yeah same re the vampire porn, but hey, Damon is still pretty! ;) With SPN I actually am still plenty fannish because this season is giving me back my ship, but I spent two months having time for nothing fannish whatsoever so I just hope it comes back. ;) Also haha Jaime is basically the one thing I'm looking forward to this season. I'm sure they're not fucking Theon up but I don't NEED to see any of it, Robb's storyline is already fucked and still I so don't want to see the RW ever D: Jaime is basically the only light in the tunnel right now ;) ;)
sad side of normal: Girl: hopefulfosfomifira on March 11th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
Hiiiii. All I can say is good luck with school and that I hope that they won't make things any more difficult than they need to be. Also, I saw The National a couple of years ago at Lollapalooza and they were fantastic. I'm jealous you'll get to see them live.

I got a job and started last Thursday. I already want to win the lottery so I'll never have to work again. Go me?
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on March 11th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
HIIII *waves raising the tiny socialist fist*

Meh, I just need to get into the 'whatever shit they pull me through I have less than a year left' mindset. ;) Also good to know they're good live! :D

I think I can totally sympathize with your feelings about wanting to win the lottery. But at least it's a job? Congratulations!
sad side of normal: Good thinking!fosfomifira on March 11th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
*tiny socialist fists unite!* We'll finally have presidential elections toward the end of this year. I can only hope we'll get rid of this stupid right-wing government nonsense.

They were my favourite show that day. Really funny, a lot more energetic and involved than their music would make you think.

Thank you! (I don't want to go *pouts*)
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf > tullyjanie_tangerine on March 12th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
GOOD LUCK. PRETTY PLEASE MAKE ME LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH YOU and get someone sane at the government, since here it's not happening anytime soon. *keeps on clenching the the tiny socialist fists*

Yay, awesome! I've never even heard them live but I love their stuff so I'm really excited. (Haha I totally get the feeling. Think that it's money at least. <3)
like a mother's morning dress: {misc: Muppets} mama miagiventofly37 on March 19th, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ahh this comment is late so it's probably over already, but I hope you had fun at the Mumford concert! They are really great live :)
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on April 3rd, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
And this is a veryvery late reply, ooops XD but they were awesome, and I had a great time! :D
A.vella_amor_dm on March 31st, 2013 10:10 am (UTC)
haaaaaaai. i haven't updated in forever so i don't have anything to say that i shouldn't say in a post (or 20). i will get on that this week!

meanwhile, i just wanted to leave a love-filled comment ;)
looooooooove. lot's of loooooooooove

HAPPY EASTER!

HAPPY GOT PREMIÈRE DAY! :D D:
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on April 3rd, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'll go catch up with posts very soon ;) and HIIIII HAPPY LATE EASTER TO YOU AND <33333333 *clings*