Mothwing
19 March 2014 @ 09:02 pm
Because I've seen this so often:  
William Shakespeare

The Moth doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a Moth

Which work of Shakespeare was the original quote from?

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Current Location: Germany, Bremen
Current Mood: okay
 
 
Mothwing
26 December 2013 @ 01:26 pm
2013 in first sentences of the month  
I'm in Hamburg with my family with some time to myself, so I'm doing the end of year meme, as every year. Here are the first sentences of all first posts of the month (excluding the book meme and wordless posts).

January: Over here, the weather has gotten really cold again, much to the delight of several of my colleagues who suffer from migraines alleviated by the chilly air and much to my dismay, because our car doors keep freezing shut so thoroughly that I can't defrost them enough to get to work on time.

February: Periodically, I browse the internet in search for werewolf books and most of what I find reads like a PSA for why it's a great idea to stay with an abusive partner ("Not his fault that he turns into a werewolf, it's the curse! He's not himself! It's just his violent nature that wants out!") or porn (really lulzy porn).

March: Crocky and I are going to Prague! [We ended up going to Paris.]

April: Spring hasn't quite gotten into the swing of things around here, but Crocky's tissue consumption certainly does mark the transition in seasons.

May: Creepy-crawly of the day: the common wasp, vespula vulgaris.

June: In less than two hours I'm going to be thirty.

July: Tal-y-llyn, where the sleepers lie in Susan Cooper's The Grey King. (Fire on the mountain, shall find the harp of gold; Played to wake the sleepers, Oldest of the old;), This book series may or may not have significantly spurred my love for all things Welsh.

August: I have this unfortunate tendency to pick things that I really don't want to do because I am scared of them and then do them.

September: The weather outside has started matching the feeling I've had in my knees for weeks: it's autumn.

October: Crocky and I went to Amsterdam on Tuesday and came back on Friday.

November: It was Crocky's sister Teddy's birthday party yesterday, or rather, one of them- this was the "queer adult edition".

December: I hope you get to spend some time with your loved ones and will have some time for yourselves, too, to wind down.


Hope you are all doing well, I'll catch up once I'm back home.
 
 
Current Location: Germany, Hamburg
Current Mood: okay
 
 
Mothwing
09 February 2013 @ 11:27 pm
Meme.  
Stolen from my flist. 

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Current Location: Bremen, Germany
Current Music: Crocky singing
Current Mood: Tired
 
 
Mothwing
10 November 2012 @ 08:08 pm
Pictures and meme  

My neighbourhood is firmly in the grips of autumn and the light around dusk makes the trees in front of our house look beautiful. 


Trees outside )

Alphabet meme... )
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Mothwing
30 December 2011 @ 12:15 am
Year meme  
First line of the month, as every year. 

My life looks boring on here. )
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Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
12 June 2011 @ 06:18 pm
Photo mosaic meme, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] daharyn  
Simply type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr search. Then, using only the first page, pick an image. Finally, copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into this mosaic maker (http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php)

Rules and credit for images. )

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Current Mood: awake
 
 
Mothwing
03 March 2011 @ 05:47 pm
Alphabet meme  
Meme break!

Alphabet soup. )
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Current Mood: busy
 
 
Mothwing
20 February 2011 @ 02:42 am
Photo meme  
stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lordhellebore :

Ask me to take pictures of any aspect of my life that you're interested in/curious about -- it can be anything from my favourite shirt over the inside of my fridge to my mobile phone. Leave your requests as a comment to this entry, I'll snap the pictures and post them as soon as I can.
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Current Mood: amused
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2010 @ 04:59 pm
End of year meme  
As every year... )
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Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
18 December 2010 @ 01:08 pm
Character meme stolen from various  
The Rules:
Don't take too long to think about it.
Fifteen fictional characters (television, films, plays, books, comics) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

  1. Granny Weatherwax
  2. Minerva McGonagall
  3. Ms Hardbroom (from the Worst Witch series)
  4. Elphaba
  5. Ronja Robbersdaughter
  6. Sherlock Holmes
  7. Hazel (from Watership Down)
  8. Spock
  9. Alfred J. Prufrock
  10. Severus Snape
  11. Brutha (from Small Gods)
  12. Pater Brown
  13. Havelock Vetinari
  14. Dirk Matthies (from Großstadtrevier, a German series about a team of police officers fighting crime in Hamburg's red light district)
  15. Jane Eyre
Given the fact that I disliked reading books about female characters until my late teens because of the abundant and inescapable love plots (after that I realised they were inevitable because female characters Have. To fall. In love.) it's great to see that there are so many female characters who do make the list.

EDIT: characters that I had to cut or forgot about... )
 
 
Mothwing
27 September 2010 @ 05:46 pm
Meme: I'm 27 but I act like I'm 25.  
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] muddyroad . Repost this with the subject as: I’m (how old you are) but I act (what you got on the test).

Read more... )
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Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
12 March 2010 @ 12:56 pm
Meme: If you read this, post a poem in your journal.  
Perspectives

Mary Somerville 1780-1872

The strain of abstract thought, her father feared,
might injure her tender female frame. It did not.
It was more the needlework, the pianoforte 
at Miss Primrose’s Boarding School for Girls 
in dreary Musselburgh which fettered her spirit.
When she left, she said she felt like 
a wild animal escaped out of a cage.
Read more... )

- Brian McCabe. 
 
 
Current Mood: awake
 
 
Mothwing
26 December 2009 @ 09:31 pm
Day 26  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail

My life is not interesting enough to warrant a lot of detail, but here is the gist: 

Monday: We slept in and had a very comfy breakfast together, which was lovely. In the afternoon I had my last lesson for the week! I showed my student what she could do at home to improve, under the erroneous assumption that she'd probably have some time now before the new semester kicks off in February. Wrong. Here, the new semester starts in January directly, and they have an exam at the end of the month. We had a look at the upcoming topics instead. In the evening, Crocky and I planned the rest of the week and lounged around, reading together.

Tuesday: Crocky and I had breakfast together and got some housework done before she headed off to her course and I prepared my lesson for the afternoon. I thought this would be the day of my last lesson, but this was not the case - my student had cancelled on me and I had missed her e-mail. Well. Crocky returned with the groceries and we started preparing dough, but it turned out that the vegetable fat we were using caused the dough to be too thin and too brittle once baked, so instead of six trays of glorious cookies we ended up with six trays of barely done mush that fell apart as soon as we looked at it. It was a complete mess. My attempts at cinnamon stars with sesame mush instead of ground almonds worked out beautifully, though, and I managed to make two trays of these. In the evening, we watched The Princess and the Frog.

Wednesday : What made this day specifically annoying was that the phone kept ringing at the worst possible moments, all day long. It was also the day we had picked to celebrate Christmas together, given that we'd head off to our families the next day. Well. First my brother called, sharing the experience of his driving lesson. It was interesting, but by then, the clock was ticking, because we were baking and Crocky had to leave soon after he called. We had gotten up early and started baking - preparing dough with silly food-colours which caused the dough to look sickly pink, blue and green. After my brother, S. called, enquiring about the wedding.
The cookies turned out well, though, and we ended up with four trays of multicoloured sugar cookies, another tray of cinnamon stars, and two trays of doggie-shaped chocolate cookies for my mother. Crocky had to head off to theatre and a church service accompanied by her choir and I did the doggies as well as chocolate chip cookies, which I knew my family would like. An unidentified number called two times, while I was stuck in the oven and in the shower respectively. Crocky's Dad called just as I was balancing two trays of cookies on top of each other, trying to get them into the living room and I missed him, too. Crocky returned in the evening and we decorated our sugar cookies and fell into bed, exhausted. Shortly after, my brother called, asking about whether I wanted to have soup the next day, then Crocky's sisters, enquiring about her exact arrival time. Blegh, family.

Thursday: Crocky had to get up early to catch her train, and I sat around at home, waiting for my father who had offered to take me with him, since Hannover is on the way for him when he drives to Hamburg, anyway. I studied a bit, did a daily dungeon, hung around, tidied up. We left at around twelve, had lunch together at a little restaurant on the way and arrived at home at around four.
My brother and I decorated the tree, we had tea together, handing out presents, then, a while later, had fondue. In the evening, my brother and I discussed magnetism, tesla coils, and quantum mechanics.

Friday: see  below - as described yesterday.

Saturday: I hung around all day, studying and gaming during the breaks, avoiding the huge, huuuge pile of dishes still left over from our baking escapades.

Sunday - ?? The return of my soon-to-be-wife, hopefully. More studying. Probably doing the dishes.

My life is so damned interesting.
 
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: bored
 
 
Mothwing
24 December 2009 @ 09:03 pm
Day 24  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video

Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy

FREE RICE, the awesome website which offers a vocabulary-related word game and donating rice to people who need it. Check it out!

Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
24 December 2009 @ 11:08 am
2009: End of the Year Survey  
Post the first line of the first post of the month for all twelve months.

January:
And the dentist says: Caries under the freaking filling that was in the tooth.

February:
Screw the quests there (in Thor Modan).

March:
I found this today: The Fantasy Novelist's Exam, by David J. Parker

April:
I am practising baking cupcakes because I want to bake Crocky's brass players something nice because they always bake, and my mother's birthday is today and I want to bake her some tasty cupcakes, albeit less chocolatey, because I think she would prefer fruit instead of a chocolate explosion.

May: Another reason to love this city is being woken up by a fifty-piece marching band parading past our window, then the world music type drums of the counter-demonstration coming the other way and making the walls shake, the seeing all our neighbours at once as they're cramming their faces against the windows to catch a glimpse, and holding on to the warm shape of my girlfriend's back as she hangs herself out of the window to catch a glimpse of the band before they vanish around the corner of the street.

June: Having had lots of fun with the Zeit.de version of it, I'm currently playing around with the "EU Profiler".

July: I've been searching for fresh peppermint plants for ages, but even though they always have rosemary and sage in stock our shops never offered any.

August: I found this on YouTube yesterday.

September:  Yesterday, Crocky and I went to SeaWorld, and it's a beautiful place.

Oktober: A couple of weeks ago I went on an excursion with a group of hunters from Hamburg to see the wild ponies in Dülmen.

November: At the end of December, Crocky and I are going to get an eigentragene Lebenspartnerschaft.

December: One of the downsides of studying at home is that I get far too distracted.
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Current Mood: awake
Current Location: Hannover Mitte
 
 
Mothwing
17 December 2009 @ 02:44 pm
Day 17  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)

Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)

This is really trite,  but I really do like the Lübecker Totentanz by Berndt Notke.

Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
16 December 2009 @ 12:41 pm
Day 16  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic

Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)

I don't remember crying when I heard a song, ever, but this probably comes closest.

English: this probably comes closest because I used to watch and love that movie when I was five.




German:


Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
15 December 2009 @ 12:38 pm
Day 15  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book

Day 15 → A fanfic


I'd like to recommend A Sue's Story by Resourceful Idiot. One of the best and most entertaining fics I've ever read.

Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
13 December 2009 @ 01:19 pm
Day 13  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 13 → A fictional book

Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. All of it.

Other than that, I'd really recommend Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.


Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: bored
 
 
Mothwing
12 December 2009 @ 03:17 pm
Day 12  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently

Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Fancy sadly as yet untickled. I'll put something in here later.

Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
06 December 2009 @ 02:24 pm
Day 6 - Nikolaustag!  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy: one of my favourite Christmas Carols:



What's yours?

Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
05 December 2009 @ 02:18 pm
Day 5  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book

Day 05 → Your favourite quote

I don't really like quotes. For a long time, it used to be, "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.". I was a depressed teenager.

It's probably this passage from Carpe Jugulum, though:

"'There's no greys, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is.'
'It's a lot more complicated than that-'
'No. It ain't. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they're getting worried that they won't like the truth. People as things, that's where it starts.'
'Oh, I'm sure there are worse crimes-'
'But they starts with thinking about people as things.'"

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
04 December 2009 @ 08:37 pm
Day 4  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program

Day 04 → Your favourite book

Can't pick just one of the Discworld novels, but in general, I prefer the Witches and the Watch series to the Wizards, and most of the books he wrote before 2000 to the later ones (the Wee Free Men series being a very notable exception).



Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
03 December 2009 @ 08:17 pm
Day 3  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie

Day 03 → Your favourite television program

Probably Deep Space Nine. Star Trek was my childhood, and DS9 is the series that was most fun watching and discussing with my friends.



Another favourite is Worst Witch, and my current favourite is and runner-up is Merlin, although I am not even sure why. It's trashy and anachronistic, but so much fun to watch.

Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
02 December 2009 @ 07:46 pm
Day 2  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie

Again, I don't really have a favourite movie. The movie I have watched most often is the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, so it's probably that one by majority view.



Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
01 December 2009 @ 01:13 pm
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] hungrymoon  
Day 01 → Your favourite song

I don't really have one, but I really love this song by John Dowland.



Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
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Mothwing
12 March 2009 @ 10:28 am
Seen at [livejournal.com profile] fourthage's  
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me!

My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

* I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
* What I create will be with you in mind.
* It'll be done sometime this year (2009).
* You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be something written, some physical thing made, could be anything at all, but I will make it myself. It's entirely my choice what it is. No quibbles, no refunds.
* I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch?

Oh, the catch is that you put this in your journal as well. If you don't, you don't get anything.

EDIT: #1: [livejournal.com profile] lordhellebore , #2 [livejournal.com profile] angie_21_237 , #3 [livejournal.com profile] moonystone , #4 [livejournal.com profile] fourthage , #5 [livejournal.com profile] crocky_wock .

Best get crafting, then! I doubt that I'll do anything extremely strange, though. Mildly, maybe, but not extremely.

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Sounds like fun and a good excuse to spend time crafting instead of working, I love it. Also, don't feel pressured into posting this yourselves, I know how busy some of you guys are.
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Current Mood: artistic
 
 
Mothwing
07 March 2009 @ 12:23 am
Which Star Trek: DS9 male are you secretly pining for?  


...or



... depending on my answers. Meme here. I was aiming for Garak.
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
Mothwing
28 February 2009 @ 02:11 am
"I smelled a snowman because I'm sexy and I do what I want and I think I need some serious help."  
Indeed. )

Ok. Off to bed.
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Current Mood: sleepy
 
 
Mothwing
12 February 2009 @ 10:44 pm
Meme time  

Meme swiped from Night. )
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Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
Mothwing
18 January 2009 @ 10:09 pm
 
I could survive for 57 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor
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Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
Mothwing
22 December 2008 @ 01:44 am
Quizzes  

The Trekkie Test -- Create and Take a Fun Quiz @ NerdTests.com's User Tests!



I am nerdier than 87% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!
 
 
Mothwing
21 November 2008 @ 06:30 pm
 
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lordhellebore and [livejournal.com profile] moonystone .

1. Put your iPod playlist winamp library on shuffle (just re-installed it and don't have a playlist yet)
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!

In which I notice that I have too much Early Modern Music in my library. )

Yeah. Back to work.
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Current Mood: calm
Current Location: dark, stormy Hannover
Current Music: Missa Brevis: Gloria - G.P.de Palestrina
 
 
Mothwing
10 June 2008 @ 02:02 pm
 
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] deadsoulmate and [livejournal.com profile] krakelwok.

YELLOW

You are very perceptive and smart. You are clear and to the point and have a great sense of humor. You are always learning and searching for understanding.

Find out your color at QuizMeme.com!



Not my favourite colour at all. I retook the test because of that and it turned out that I am either blue or green, too. Huh.

Ok. Back to work. Blegh.
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Current Location: Should be working
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
09 June 2008 @ 10:25 pm
 

I like how our wife scores are both scores lower in spite of strikingly similar questions in the questionnaire.
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Current Mood: amused
 
 
 
Mothwing
08 February 2008 @ 06:42 pm
No wonder we never got famous  
Stolen from [profile] rizardofoz.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it's more amusing that way.

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Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
29 January 2008 @ 09:51 pm
That's pretty cool  


Anyway.

Crocky's away, doing her production of "She Stoops to Conquer". (If you're curious, here's a performance on youtube.)

I can't wait to see her act tomorrow!
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Current Mood: tired
 
 
Mothwing
16 January 2008 @ 03:44 pm
Snatched from [livejournal.com profile] princess_magpie  
Your Birthdate: June 5

You have many talents, and you are great at sharing those talents with others.
Most people would be jealous of your clever intellect, but you're just too likeable to elicit jealousy.
Progressive and original, you're usually thinking up cutting edge ideas.
Quick witted and fast thinking, you have difficulty finding new challenges.
Your strength: Your superhuman brainpower
Your weakness: Your susceptibility to boredom
Your power color: Tangerine
Your power symbol: Ace
Your power month: May

Hee. Tangerine is one of my favourite colours.

Now back to translating a distributor contract. I am SO scared about getting all the legal vocab right in the German version.
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Mothwing
02 December 2007 @ 04:54 am
First line of the month meme  
Not counting flocked entries and Memes:
  • January: Seriously, years are shorter than they used to be in the old days.
  • February: Happy birthday, Greg!
  • March: Yesterday was the last day of my internship, and every teacher told me how well-prepared and how well-thought out my lessons and sequences were, and what a good teacher I am going to be.
  • April: When does this ever stop?
  • May: Hagenbeck's 100 this year.
  • June: I may not be able to post any entry longer than three lines at the moment, but maybe I can post pictures?
  • July: The Collar
  • August: Crocky and I spent the HD release weekend in London rather spontaneously, for the HD release, and also as a little treat just for the two of us to celebrate.
  • September : As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme;
  • October: I am such a good girl.
  • November: Third-Person Limited Omniscient Narrator Blown Away By Surprise Ending
  • December: I'm out job hunting again, writing scores of applications and offering myself up to the dark forces of the job market.
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Current Mood: content
Current Music: (IMH) Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Current Location: Hamburg