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Jul. 25th, 2012

Oh how I wish

If the universe wanted to be really, really, really nice to me, it would somehow make it possible for me to go to Vienna for Elisabeth 2012. I'm getting weirdly excited about the cast despite the videos I've seen on YT - I haven't been crazy about Annemieke van Dam's portrayal of the older Elisabeth, but wow does she nail her young self.

Why do people disable embedding on youtube? It doesn't serve any purpose that I can see - even when something's embedded, you get the clicks/views on it. It's pretty much just a dickish move, far as I can tell.

Jul. 21st, 2012

My obsession, let me show you it

For the past while, I’ve been wallowing in a new obsession: Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, Apostolic Queen Consort of Hungary, Queen consort of Bohemia and Croatia, etc. etc. It’s led me to read several histories of the late Habsburg era, as well as to watch the truly atrocious period drama Crown Prince. (And we shall not even mention how many times I’ve watched Elisabeth in the past month. In German and several other languages I can’t understand, but mostly Japanese. Because reasons.)