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23 August 2013 @ 10:19 pm
I'm alive! and service communications! and breaking bad!  
1) hiiiiii everyone again <3

So: I'm currently back from outside-country vacations + opera festival in here, but I'm doing the annual going-to-the-grandmother's-place-where-no-bookshop-exists trip until September 5th so I'll be back either then or the 6th, depends on how dead asleep I am when I get back home. Vacations + opera festival were glorious after seeing William Tell staged as a socialist opera I think I can't ask for anything more from life. The no-bookshop place won't be half as good but I had it excellent until now so I'm not going to complain here...

2) I've sent all the postcards for everyone who asked :D sadly I had to send them from Italy when I got back because I didn't manage to find a running postal office when I needed it in both Vienna or Paris (go me seriously) so they'll probably get to you like a month from now, but I swear I tried /o\

3) I'm probably going to post decent pictures when I'm back, but for now, have a look at this ridiculousness I bought in Paris. Or better, I just bought the doll, I found the mug in a comic books shop near my place, but I apparently found the staging absolutely worth the effort.

4) I've managed to see the first two Breaking Bad episodes even if like a week late every time, so I'll leave a few thoughts here - nothing too elaborate because I need to finish packing and I still need to process them all, but if I don't do it now I won't do it later, so.

a) uhm I can't hear everyone over how awesome Jesse is and over the sound of Walt needing to leave him the fuck alone? my babyyyyyy *cries*

b) though from the set-up of the last episode it seems like he might team up with Hank to take down Walt? Because after that ridiculously horrible speech Walt gave him to convince him that Mike wasn't dead in the season premiere I'm entirely down with this course of action...

c) while it's a good thing that Walt was apparently bluffing when he and Hank came clean and he told him to watch his back (I mean, he told Saul that killing him was out of the question, so) I'm sooooo not sorry that his borrowed time might be coming to an end. Sorry Walt, you're a great character but my time of feeling sorry for you is over.

d) Skyler is basically wanting to make me get a nervous weeping breakdown because I just want her out of that life damn it DDDDD: she's too awesome for it, even if I'd have probably talked instead of keeping information to myself...

e) if Hank stays this extra awesome I won't be the one complaining.

f) seeing Matt Saracen's former BFF from Friday Night Lights being involved in mass crime killings is never not going to be weird. (Sorry, Jesse Plemons, you're actually good, I just am not sure it'll ever stop being weird.)

h) Saul needs to survive this if only to keep on cracking me up along with his two goons.

i) SORRY, JESSE IS FOREVER MY FAVORITE *cries* just looking at his face is making me want to have gross weeping fits.

l) Walt's girl business associate whose name completely escapes me right now is climbing highly the ladder of people I dislike, but she's also very realistically written so I won't be complaining - same as her boss, I suppose.

tldr: THIS SEASON STARTED FUCKING *AWESOME*. Now I *need* to know what happens later but for the next two episodes I won't be anywhere with internet so I should just hope that my grandmother's place's internet point has a decent enough connection because I'm going to kill myself with the excitement and the frustration if I can't watch them on time DDD:

5) Apparently a ridiculous crush on Mads Mikkaelsen completely snuck up on me while watching Hannibal because in Paris I ended up going to watch this historical flick where he was the main actor and which was also in French without subtitles, and while I can read French, hearing it spoken is entirely different...totally worth it though. From what I've understood, obviously /o\ also, the other highlight was going to watch Now You See Me because MARK RUFFALO (and I had missed it over here) and [spoiler for the ending (click to open)]clearly I got the ending twist two minutes into that movie because I recognized Mark Ruffalo FROM THE SHOULDERS when he was wearing the hoodie in the beginning, so much for actually putting some brains into guessing the plot, but other than that it was a pretty cool movie and there's nothing better than starting your birthday looking at his face so it was all good. :D

6) Oh, and I started reading Discworld. I feel like I'm screwed because I soooo didn't need a 30+ books series but I knew I'd probably like it and I'm at one book done and two half started and I'm loving it, so I'm apparently very screwed. Go me?

7) With this I'll go catch up with what I can of lj plus messages I haven't managed to answer until now and then I'll go pack - hopefully when I'm back next month I'll manage to get back on top of actually reading the flist properly again...
 
 
feeling: busybusy
on rotation: hunger strike - temple of the dog
 
 
 
cassiopeia7: DA: Alec - birthday!cassiopeia7 on August 23rd, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
Welcome back, and happy belated birthday!

have a look at this ridiculousness I bought in Paris

Cute! I like the combination of dude aiming an arrow at the poor innocent doll plus the peace sign bracelet(?) right next door. XD I'm also rather in awe of your (a) computer choices, (b) music choices, and (c) the fact that your desk is as messy as mine. Great minds, bb!

*covets that keyboard*
the female ghost of tom joad: rhps frank <3janie_tangerine on August 23rd, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks so very much! :D

lol there's a variation of that picture where they're sort of kissing but I decided it was too ridiculous to show with the world ;) and those are earrings but yeah, totally artistic placement! :D also yay for Macs, messy desks and the RHPS ;) ;) *high fives*

Actually I'm coveting the larger version, but it's an excellent keyboard! :D
twisting_vine_x: Breaking Bad - Mike/Jessetwisting_vine_x on August 24th, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
b) though from the set-up of the last episode it seems like he might team up with Hank to take down Walt? Because after that ridiculously horrible speech Walt gave him to convince him that Mike wasn't dead in the season premiere I'm entirely down with this course of action...

Oh my jesus, I want this like burning.
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on August 26th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
I WANT IT LIKE BURNING TOO and clearly the connection at the internet point is too crappy and I have to wait until the 5th to see it :((((((
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on August 24th, 2013 11:29 am (UTC)
Dude, spoiler cut for Now You See Me? I hadn't seen it yet. *pouts*

I forgive you. But reserve my pouting rights.
the female ghost of tom joad: avengers > brucejanie_tangerine on August 26th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
... DAMN, it was supposed to be cut! DDD: it was wrong before and I changed it, on this computer it looks okay? I'm sorry though :( (does it work now? because if it doesn't there's something weird...)
ciaimpalaciaimpala on August 24th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
*waves hi*
the female ghost of tom joadjanie_tangerine on August 26th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
Hiiiiii <333 your card is hopefully on the way ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on August 26th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
thanks so very much! and YOU KNOW WHO I AM DON'T LIE!

also JESSE IS NOT AN IDIOT JESSE IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE
falafel_musings: breaking bad 1falafel_musings on August 27th, 2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
Gah, looks like I was away the same time you briefly returned from your travels. Love reading your overly emotional BrBa reactions because it's nice to know I'm not alone in my hysterics over this show. I hope you get to see the next episode soon because...because...OMG, you'll see. It's my favourite new episode so far and it's not like the first two weren't outstanding.

Was the Mads film you watched 'The Royal Affair'? I've been meaning to watch that one. What do you think of Hannibal? I thought I'd be too grossed out to watch this show but I was really impressed by S1.

And OMG, I love Discworld!! I read Discworld constantly as a teenager and I still haven't read at least half of the series. My faves are 'Lords and Ladies', 'Small Gods', 'The Hogfather', 'Guards, Guards' ....there's too many. The great thing about Discworld is you don't have to read any kind of order. So it's a great thing to go back and dip into.

Catch up with you when you're back!
the female ghost of tom joad: lauren bacalljanie_tangerine on August 27th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
I'M RIDICULOUSLY IN HYSTERICS *dies* sadly the internet point here has a connection that wasn't updated for the last ten years so it'd take an hour to download an episode and I won't be able to watch 3 and 4 until the 5th :((((( I'm dying to see the latest!!!! ;____;

Nope, it's Michael Kohlhaas! I've seen royal affair tho, it's a good movie! :D and weeellll Hannibal IS pretty gross at times but it's a very good show and it's gorgeously shot - like, it's technically so beautiful that the gross becomes bearable? And the acting/pacing/soundtrack is *good* - I'd suggest giving the pilot a try since the rest is pretty much on the same wavelenght, if you don't get into it it's prob not your thing and if you do then you'd probably like the rest ;)

For now I read the first two and Going Postal and I loved all of them :D I think guards! Guards! might be the next because everyone raves about that part of the saga being awesome, but I really enjoyed those three so I'm reaaally excited to read the rest. Even if FORTY BOOKS, I'll be done in years xD ;)
falafel_musings: hannibalfalafel_musings on August 27th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
No, no, I've actually seen Hannibal. I made a fanvid for it even http://lostvideo.net/viewvid.php?vidid=10065 . I have to agree that it is the most gorgeous looking gross show ever. But the psychological horror is the most gripping aspect. And I've become a big fan of Mads and Hugh.

The City Watch books are great and I'm a big fan of the Witches books and the Death books too. Small Gods is possibly my favourite and it's more of a standalone story. Other great standalone Pratchetts are 'The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents' and 'Nation' which isn't set on Discworld but is an excellent alt-history novel.

No, no...you will be dying WHEN you see the latest BB. That's how it works. Please post your thoughts when you've seen more!
A.vella_amor_dm on November 22nd, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
i love that you bought yourself a theon mug and doll. so cute haha