noelia_g: ([gk] nate/brad :: soldier on)
I need to stop thinking up Generation Kill AUs. (Which would probably mean that I need to stop talking to [ profile] kubis, but that's probably not happening.

Groundhog Day AU, y/y?

(And Kubis needs to write that NCIS AU. Just saying.)
noelia_g: ([irl] nate fick :: blue shirt)
I am on a greatest non-fiction kick since, well, ever. I don't know, maybe fanfic takes care of my immediate fiction needs and I reach out because of that? Maybe studying literature kills my enjoyment in any novel and I dissect it and overanalyse? Well, whatever the reason, 90% of the books I buy now are non-fiction.

I have went from One Bullet Away to Generation Kill to Making the Corps to Fiasco already, and my (great site, they don't charge for postage, which is just awesome, because amazon hates me with vengeance) wishlist is full of stuff like Dispatches and Helmet for my Pillow. And, inexplicably, the Complete Idiot's Guides to stuff like the US Constitution and the American Presidency and the Supreme Court. You know what they teach us in Polish schools about US politics and history? Nothing. Well, something about World War II, but the first I've heard about Vietnam War was from Rambo movies. (Although, that even predates my actual schooling. I was seven. My parents had weird views on what constitutes appropriate entertainment for a seven year old girl. It explains a lot, probably.)


I've also stocked up on books on conmen and such (from How to Cheat at Everything to poker tricks), some convergence culture and fandom stuff (Henry Jenkins, mostly, but it went from there), and feminist stuff (most recent: Click and Living Dolls), and I already have a great deal of pop culture guides and such (from Literary Galaxy of Star Trek to Batman and Philosophy to Neptune Noir). And don't even start me on the amount of stuff I have from arthurian scholarship. But that's MA, that's different.

Anyways again.

Recs. Do you have any? As evidenced, I will probably read anything as long as it's interesting or entertaining or useful or useless but fun or related to fannish experience or feminism or well, anything that is random but good. Help me, Obi-Flist Kenobi.
noelia_g: ([irl] stark sands :: pimpin')
* I am close to being done with school. All the exams and final projects are done, the post-grad in Audiovisual Translation is over with, and all that's left at UJ is my MA thesis defense. I'm super-nervous about this one, but also kind of happy about it. And sad that this is the end.

* Wednesday is my last day at work. Kids are off for holidays already, my adult groups finish on Wednesday.

* I'm starting a course in French on Thursday. Three hours of learning French every day for the whole of July. Because I fail at holidays that are actual, you know, holidays.

* Generation Kill fandom. I don't know how one fandom can be so awesome, but it is. There's no bad fics. No, really. Everything is scary good. I'm reading the same fics over and over again and they just don't get old.

* American Idiot Original Broadway Cast. Stark Sands, how so awesome? Cast, how so fantastic? It's the first cd that survived more than a week in my car and I'm not tired of it yet. 21 Guns OMG.

* Watching Generation Kill. Still. And again.

* True Blood. Watching True Blood goes like this: boring. boring. boring. ERIC! ERIC ILU! boring. ewww. shut up, Bill. boring. boring. ewwww. boring. ERIC! DON'T GO ERIC! boring. boring. PAM! ILU PAM! boring. ...did they just? huh. well. hbo. (ERIC!)

* Leverage is back.

* I have a pile of shiny books that I have been accumulating for ages and didn't have time to read due to: school, work, and school. Soon it will be reading orgy tiem.

* [ profile] cala_jane and I are almost ready to take over the world. We're just that awesome.

* Generation Kill fic writing. Awesome.
noelia_g: ([etc] the guild :: syd)
Name your 10 or 15 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms.

1. Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne (Batman - Nolanverse)
2. Buffy Summers/Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
3. Jim Kirk/Leonard McCoy (Star Trek - Reboot)
4. Winifred Burkle/Wesley Wyndham Pryce (Angel)
5. Brad Colbert/Nate Fick (Generation Kill)
6. Peter Burke/Neal Caffrey/Elizabeth Burke (White Collar)
7. Arthur/Morgana/Merlin/Gwen (Merlin)
8. Seeley Booth/Temperance Brennan (Bones)
9. Stella Bonasera/Mac Taylor/Don Flack (CSI:NY)
10. Chuck Bartowski/Bryce Larkin (Chuck)
11. Olivia Dunham/Peter Bishop (Fringe)
12. Wedge Antilles/Tycho Clechu (Star Wars EU)
13. Sam Seaborn/Josh Lyman (West Wing)
14. Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1)
15. Wendy Watson/Lacey Thornfield (Middleman)

Come on, do your worst ;D
noelia_g: ([sw] padme :: lady's got a gun)
List 10 of your fandoms and let your f-list tell you which character of each fandom are you most like:

1. Merlin
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Angel
4. Star Trek (all incarnations)
5. Generation Kill
6. The Big Bang Theory
7. Bones
8. The Vampire Diaries
9. Leverage
10. Criminal Minds
noelia_g: ([text] valium latte)
Noelia loves her job

Kid 1: Miss, you know, when I grow up, I want to be just like you. Only, you know, normal.
Noelia: ...

Kid 2: Shiny vampires are stupid.
Noelia: YES!
Kid 2: Although, I assume, useful as a nightlight.
Kid 3: Doesn't work like that, they shine only in the sun.
Kid 2: *thinks about it* Shiny vampires are more stupid than I thought.

Kid 3: *has places to be right after class* Miss, can I make the time go faster?
Noelia: Not without a time-turner, no.
Kid 3: And what if I was a Jedi, could I make the time go faster then?
Noelia: Well, you could probably move the clock's arms with your telekinesis. Or make me think it's time to end the class with your Jedi Mind Trick. But actually speeding up time, no, I don't think so.
Kid 3: And what if there was a lot of Jedis. Could their powers accumulate and could they make the time go faster?
Noelia: Don't think so, but I can consult the wookiepedia for you.
Kid 3: Thank you, Miss. And would you like to end the class early to do so now?
Noelia: No, I would not.
Kid 3: Meh.

Noelia loves her studies

Noelia goes to have her grade from the previous exam in the History of the English Language written as her grade from this year (it's a fun thing you can do at Polish Universities if you had taken a course before that you're supposed to take now).
Prof: Oh, I think I remember you from classes. You actually looked intelligent.
Noelia: ...thank you?
Prof: But why were you attending classes if you had already have the grade from this course?
Noelia: I like classes.
Prof: Yes, I thought you looked intelligent...
Noelia: ...

Classes in translation, subtitles edition.
Noelia: *reads out her work in her composed, calm, classroom-appropriate voice. her work consists mostly of all the polish equivalents of the words you can't say on tv, because we're working on translating the swear words*
Prof B: Well done.
Noelia: *musing* You know, it feels quite liberating to say things like that in an academic setting and not only be penalised for it but lauded for the work.
Prof B: LOL.

two weeks later:
Classes in translation, dubbing edition.
Class: *working on 'Angry Kid' which has quite a few swear words on it*
Prof K: And would miss Joanna like to read it out loud? I've heard she likes to swear.
Noelia: ....srsly. That's the staff room's opinion on me, apparently.

In conclusion: lol.
noelia_g: ([mer] guinevere/morgana :: ovaries unite)
So, I survived the internet-less weekend. I am slightly less addicted than I thought I was, as I didn't get any rash, and didn't hallucinate, or whatnot. I am, however, really happy that I'm back.

First, I got a package! From [ profile] jane_potter, a box full of candy canes. Apparently, the polish post office sucks and can't make a christmas delivery in time for christmas, but I don't care that much because CANDY CANES. <33333 Jane, thank you so much! *dances*

Also, things I've learned while working on my MA thesis over the weekend.

1. Noelia couldn't stick to her estimated wordcount to save her life. 6000 words into the chapter on Morgan le Fay she finally gets to what she wanted to write about. Oh, well.

2. This is going to be one long thesis.

3. Thinking up an Arthur/Merlin ice skaters AU is not a productive use of my time.

4. Is there an Arthur/Merlin ice skaters AU somewhere aleady?

5. Watching Merlin fanvids is a productive use of my time, actually.

6. When I talk about my thesis, I start with hand gestures. And I bounce. And I flail. And, just sometimes, I randomly exclaim 'Morgana For The Motherfucking WIN'. My thesis defence is going to be something else, I can tell now.
noelia_g: ([lev] eliot/parker :: hit like that)
1. I'm gonna be offline for a few days, I'm going to Grandparents' house, because they're going to a wedding for the weekend and someone needs to look after Great-grandma.

2. How awesome was Leverage finale?

3. Leverage-related. I have this idea for a crossover in which Bruce Wayne needs to take some time off (cuz, dunno, BANE?) and calls Eliot Spencer to take over for a while. Because they met in that Chinese Prison, or whatever (yes, it is related to the stolen monkey plotline. They looked after the monkey together, you see). And Eliot comes to Gotham and becomes Batman for a few months and fights crime. It's the true story of what Eliot did between s1 and s2 of Leverage. Also in the fic: Alfred facepalms a lot and Jim Gordon is confused.

noelia_g: ([wc] ot3+cuffs :: what it's all about)
If you & I woke up in jail together...using only FOUR words...what would you say to me?

I'm not a stickler to the FOUR words rule, however. Say whatever you want.

(Appropriate icon is appropriate)


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