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May. 14th, 2010

Torn, so torn...

OMG YOU GUYS!! This was on RTL-Explosiv (a daily features/entertainment show in Germany) tonight.

I'm cringing into a tightly wound ball of squick here at how they cut this, and how they miss everything that the Eskimos are about. They're probably brokenhearted that the people who went to NYC weren't the ones who write, "OMG Roman so cute when he cries, DenDen most sexxxxy, DeRo 4EVAH!!!!!!!"

On the other hand, you people are LOVELY. So utterly lovely. *cuddles all of you*

We are still debating whether or not to translate it, as non-German speakers will probably appreciate it much more not knowing what's said. (You Germans will just have to suck it up and squick with us, sorry.)

*is dying at the thought of how filthy [info]wildepet's unwashed face is now*

May. 7th, 2010

One more post for GOOL attendees

This post is for everybody who went to GOOL - I think most of you are on my flist, and I wanted to make sure you knew about this.

Because I'm sceptical... )

Apr. 9th, 2010

More Times Square pics

By now you've probably all seen the Eskimo kiss picture, but you probably haven't seen these because Jovan told us to save them for when ep 941 came out. But since they're published in Du & Ich, I suppose they're fair game.


The article's now translated, you can read it here!

Apr. 3rd, 2010

so much fail

Note to self: Stop reading the GOOL trip reports on GoDT, where apparently Aldi and I did nothing (not even attend, by some accounts).

FOCUS ON THE SPARKLE.

*dashes off to read Fab's trip report again*

Apr. 1st, 2010

A Bubble of Love: GOOL Trip Report

I'M BACK!!

The weekend was fabulous, excruciating, brilliant, and exhausting. I wouldn't trade a minute of it. Okay, that's a lie, if you read my trip report you'll see quite a few minutes I'd trade. But even so, I cannot imagine a more incredible time!

Mar. 20th, 2010

No Horde Left Behind

Even as I go nuts planning for the Gays of Our Lives event, the folks who can't make it have put together a weekend of sparkly fun:



Complete with introductions to the story, communal viewings of highlights, and fanlove galore, this will be an amazing weekend for anybody who's ever considered diving into DeRo (or who needs to catch up). Join the hordes starting this Friday -- you won't regret it!!

Mar. 14th, 2010

The Special Hell

Last week, a fucking Trojan got into my computer. GAH!!!! These people that create these things, I hope that there is a truly Special Hell where they will writhe in misery for all eternity. I thought I'd tracked the bastard down with my virus scanner, but then little things started going wrong. First I couldn't upload to Youtube, but that's not unusual, Youtube's a picky bitch. Then I couldn't upload pics to Photobucket, and then I couldn't get Windows updates, and then I couldn't get on Chrome or IE. The thing was spreading faster than Stella's lip herpes, and the malware programs I was running would catch it just to have it pop up somewhere else.

So I ended up taking it in to be deloused. And for once, Staples did an incredible job -- I have to hand it to them, they went above and beyond to track down and kill the little bastard, and they only charged me $50. I'm pretty impressed.

In my night offline, I did manage a massive houseleaing, altered and glitterfied three t-shirts, and cooked a pork roast. Productivity kinda rocks... if only I hadn't kept thinking of all I needed to do online.

Now... *looks around* ...what'd I miss?

eta: Going through emails, I just found out that an interview I did (with much help from [info]aldiara was just published in VelvetParkMedia. It's ostensibly about the Gays of Our Lives event, but it's really more about why women like slash and how cool AWZ is. And I think we've got some new converts. :D

Mar. 10th, 2010

Oh, now that's cool!

*gets totally pumped for NYC*

Feb. 5th, 2010

Offline surprises

So there's a woman we've known on EKP for ages, someone who (based on her fabulously snarktastic comments) I always pictured as a scrappy New Yorker with attitude to spare. I spoke with her on the phone today. Turns out she has the sweetest, softest voice, and sounds like she's about 12 and puts pink bows in her hair to match her Strawberry Shortcake PJs. It was such a strange experience! A good one, but very strange.

In other hilarious EKP news, we got our first Biblethumper commenting on one of our videos. Quoting Bible passages to us even! Kinda backfired on the poor guy because he quoted ROMANS, which sent everyone into hysterics. I love our peeps, they reacted brilliantly. Guess we've finally made the big time, Y/Y?

This has been a week of staggering unproductivity. I'd ask where the weekend went, but the repetitive stress syndrome I've developed from voting for SS2010 would be a pretty good clue.

But now it's the weekend! \o/ \o/ \o/

Feb. 2nd, 2010

Update of randomy stuff

It's been ages since I had a proper update, so here's an attempt to catch up:

  • [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt is pimping chromaticvision, a multifandom character of colour challenge. I won't be able to participate -- the story I'm focused on is all about immigrants from western Europe, so no colour there -- but I hope many of you lot will sign up. I'm looking forward to reading these and seeing how characters of colour can be written well.

  • Speaking of reading, I have actually been picking up actual books lately. *gasp* I reread The English Patient, which always feels like a long luxurious soak in a milkbath of imagery, and I just started Middlesex last night. And okay, this is strange, but I love smelling the pages. The bookstore where I bought Middlesex has cedar shelves and the paper still retains it, while The English Patient smells like our house in Seattle. I think this is why I could never get one of those readers; I doubt that huffing on a Kindle could have the same sensory effect.

  • I'm learning German! I've had four classes so far, and the first three were horribly frustrating. The teacher wouldn't call on me -- she'd skip right over to the next person! -- and wasn't correcting my lousy pronunciation. But last night, it all kind of clicked. We were creating dialogues to sell things, and I got two classmates in a bidding war for the house I was selling in Monaco. :) It was a lot of fun, the teacher was engaged and helping me, and I finally knew I was getting something out of it. What a great feeling!

  • I'm also learning by writing a pen pal -- she writes in English and I write her back auf Deutsch. I feel like a real simpleton writing such basic things as "ich habe ein Hund und eine Katze," and all in present tense, of course, but my vocab's slowly building. I just hope there is room in my aged brain for this!

  • Aside from German, I've been spending inordinate amounts of time working on the The Gays of Our Lives event. We have less than 20 tickets to sell, which is great, but it's still making me nervous. But at least it's distracting me from the fact that my real paying work has dropped to almost nothing. I appreciate the free time; I'm less happy about the dent my savings is taking. That's supposed to go to travelling, not my hydro bill!

  • Despite my impoverished status of woe, I bought the most adorable boots!

And that is about all of my exciting life. And look, I didn't mention my AWZ obsession even once -- add in the weather (too damn cold!) and my health (pretty good for a couch potato), and this is just like a conversation with my father!

Jan. 15th, 2010

Glitter and handcuffs and fairy dust, oh my!

All my love for these guys? It has reached new heights of insanity with the utter fabulousness that is this video.



Also, apparently the way I say "Verbotene Liebe" sounds like "Forbidden Liver." *mad cackles*

Jan. 6th, 2010

Gays of Our Lives International Event

Sorry, I know I've been spamming with the youtube vids lately, but this one's kinda special.

If you're at all interested in those gay soaps, you really must come to New York for the Gays of Our Lives International Event. And you'll get to meet this clearly insane lovely man...

Dec. 6th, 2009

I made a vid...

...well, more of a commercial, really. I'm quite proud of how the Statue of Liberty bleeds into Deniz peeling off Roman's shirt...




In other news, I'm worried about something, dreading something else, and disappointed that something I'd hoped would happen hasn't (yet). If the third thing would happen, it would definitely take my mind off the first two thing, at least for a little while. /cryptic.

Dec. 3rd, 2009

PSAs and soapy musings

Public Service Announcement #1: InsaneJournal's running a permanent account sale for the next month. I know I've got some new friends at IJ *cuddles you all* and if you can at all afford it, this is a very good deal. *cuddles my 500 icons*

Public Service Announcement #2: Speaking of things that must be purchased despite being unreasonably outrageously priced: the Gays of Our Lives con FINALLY got their website up and running. Looks like all the DeRo-centric stuff is scheduled for Saturday; I'd love to try to swing the VIP ticket, seeing as it's for charity and all, but it'll be tight. And to be honest, the other stuff doesn't appeal. (Brunch? Do I really want to see these people in the morning... or have them see me before I've downed a bucket of coffee? [info - personal] shellydkitty and [info - personal] aldiara can verify that it ain't pretty.) But there will be an EKP kinda thingy there during some of the free time, and we will have to get our "AWZ: This show's not for wimps" t-shirts.

Anybody else thinking of going?

So [info - personal] aldiara and I are rewatching DeRo v.1 together, and I haz thoughts...



And now? Now an intervention is required before I set out to make an AWZ moodtheme. Somebody handcuff me to my laptop and make me work, please!