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17 July 2012 @ 06:31 pm
Valar Morghulis (1011 words) by faviconhesperia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply, Major Character Death
Characters: Lyanna Stark, Jeyne Westerling, Robert Baratheon, Ashara Dayne, Robb Stark, Theon Greyjoy, Catelyn Stark, Jaqen H'ghar, Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Death - Character

Written for the ASOIAF kinkmeme", for the prompt: Five conversations Death had with dead people…and five with people still breathing.

Current Location: Denmark, Copenhagen
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Riverside by Agnes Obel
12 July 2012 @ 09:33 pm

Maggie Austin Cakes...if I was getting married I'd be going out of my mind wondering how to get one of her cakes all the way to Copenhagen. How beautiful is this...

...or these.


And of course, all I have in the house is lemon-flavoured throat lozenges...sigh...

Current Location: Denmark, Copenhagen
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Breath of Life by Florence and the Machine
05 July 2012 @ 11:42 pm
The new normal
05 July 2012 @ 09:56 pm
The idea of Jaime and Sansa is about as AU as it gets in the Game of Thrones book- and television-universe - at least so far. But somehow I've been drawn to the pairing by all the amazing fanfic being written. My absolute favourite is a story by Laine Montgomery called Tabula Rasa.

Read it here
05 July 2012 @ 09:06 pm
Reblogged from lainemontgomery

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Put an asterick next to the books you'd rather shove hot pokers in your eyes than read
5) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy*
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger*
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot*
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy*
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky*
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck*
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini*
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy*
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding*
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy*
68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding*
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville*
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens*
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath*
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray*
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Current Location: Denmark, Copenhagen
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Graveyard by Feist
19 November 2011 @ 02:51 pm
Current Mood: gigglygiggly
Current Music: Where have you been by Rihanna
19 November 2011 @ 02:17 pm
...with Gale Harold.

Accidently came across reruns of Hellcats during my last hangover, and all I could think was "Where were the teachers who looked like that when I was in school?" Soooo hot! And that voice....

19 November 2011 @ 01:52 pm
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would it be called?

Hmm...well it depends on how well they know me. People who don't know me that well see me as "a nice, dependable girl". I remember going for an interview once, where one of the interviewers told me after that I had surprised him a bit. I'd been all well-dressed, sitting straight in my chair, hands neatly folded in my lap. And then they asked my what kind of books I read in my spare time, and I said vampire literature. Apparently, that isn't what I look like.

So I guess, if the portrait was written by someone who truly knew me, it would be called something like "Hidden Depths" maybe? A little overly romantic for my taste. But then I think one of the difficulties I am having with answering this question is that I don't want anyone to write an intimate portrait of me. I don't want the world at large to have access to that kind of insight into me. I decide who gets to know me.
Current Location: Denmark, Copenhagen
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Geronimo by Aura Dione
10 July 2011 @ 11:47 pm

How hard can it be to find something to feel passionate about?

I know what I don't feel passionate about. I try one thing after the other, but nothing makes me feel like - if I could just do "that" for the rest of my life I'd be happy. I want a calling. Is that really too much to hope for? Something so important to you, you'd sacrifice for it. Instead of something you can barely bother getting out of bed for in the morning.

I want to make something. Create. Something I can look back at when I'm done and be proud of. But what? I'm not practical, not creative. It doesn't feel as if there's anything I do so well I could live off of it.

That's why I'm writing this down. This is a promise to myself to keep looking until I find that one thing. This is a reminder to myself that I was coasting and I wanted to stop, wanted to move with purpose and direction.
Current Location: Copenhagen
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
Current Music: Skinny Love by Bird
30 October 2010 @ 01:51 am
Favorite song right now?
Fresh pair of eyes - Brooke Waggoner

Last album you bought/downloaded?
Oh, an entire album...That has been so long I can't remember what it was. Possibly the second album by Daughtry. I really like Chris Daughtry's voice.

Last movie you watched? Did you like it?
Driving Miss Daisy was on tv a couple of nights ago. Loved it. Always have, always will.

Three shows you love right now?
1. Vampire Diaries
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Nikita

Three random facts about yourself?
1. I love the dark.
2. When the city was hit by earthquake aftertremors I assumed it was the neighbours partying hard, cursed them, turned over and went back to sleep.
3. I get seriously annoyed when people whistle or hum.

What makes you happy?
Being free to do whatever I want with my time, buying things, eating good food, finding a new author that spellbinds me.

Name the two items nearest to you:
1. My duvet
2. This laptop

Top five words/phrases you use?
1. Cool
2. Okay then!
3. No
5. Yes

Two things you're excited for this year?
1. I was excited to go to London again
2. I was excited to meet up with friends from Uni in Edinburgh for our 10 year reunion

Your favorite ice cream flavor?
My mother's homemade vanilla ice cream with crushed amaretti buiscuits

Guiltiest pleasure show?
Pretty Little Liars. Not really into the show, but I love the Aria/Ezra storyline.

What movie have you seen the most?
Legends of the Fall during my Brad Pitt period. I like tragedies and beautiful cinematography.

If you could rescue any animal, what would it be and would you keep it?
I am afraid of snakes, but I'd be willing to call animal control even for them. I'm not home enough to keep pets though.

Worst movie you've ever seen?
Syriana. Even starring Clooney and Damon I could not watch it to the finish.

Best way to relax?
A really hot bath, with a good book, something cool to drink and chocolate.

Favorite quote/lyric?
"Women and elephants never forget." Dorothy Parker

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter?
Spring. Not a great fan of coats.

Say something to the person who tagged you:
Hey Imp! I am looking forward to November. I hope your muse hits you hard. :)

The people I know on LJ have already answered this, so I can't pass it on. But should unwary strangers happen to read this I suggest you fill it out and leave a comment for this blog.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Feeling good by Michael Bublé