noelia_g: ([irl] katie :: geek girl)
1. Uni is kicking my ass. Well, not really, because I'm doing FINE, but time-wise I'm swamped, with three essays due very soon and presentations and stuff. At least I'm enjoying every single class, it's been a while since I was THAT excited about what I'm doing.

2. I'm writing a term paper on Stephen Colbert. That fills me with glee.

3. I'm writing my MA thesis on fanvidding. My thesis advisor agreed and concluded that I apparently know what I'm doing so godspeed. That fills me with TOO MUCH GLEE OMG.

4. A little swamped with work, because the exams for the junior high students are next week, and so everyone remembered that maybe OH MY GOD they need to PREPARE and such. Leads to panicked parents calling me and asking if I could have additional classes with the kids. As long as they're paying, well, I could.

5. I'm going to a Q&A with Tim Roth on Wednesday. That's kind of really, really cool.

6. I am applying for a study tour to the US. Keep your fingers crossed for me? That would be so fantastically awesome I can't even.
noelia_g: ([gk] brad :: smile)
Could I trouble someone for buying the SFX vampire special for me? I could send you money for the magazine and the postage through paypal.

(If you'd happen to be of the GK fandom, I also offer a ficlet of your prompting as a thank you :))
noelia_g: ([mer] morgana :: shh)
So, the season is starting. \o/ I do wonder how soon I will fall behind :D

Hellcats 1x01 )

Vampire Diaries 2x01 )

White Collar 2x09 )

leverage 3x13 )

Rizzoli & Isles 1x09 )

Nikita 1x01 )

Merlin 3x01 )

And this was a slow week...
noelia_g: ([inc] arthur/eames :: darling)
Title: Wildest Dreams
Fandom: Leverage/Inception crossover
Characters: Leverage ensemble, Eames, Arthur
Rating: PG-13
Words: 615
A/N: This is a fan fic exorcism. Because I am not writing Inception fics.

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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 [livejournal.com 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 bookdepository.com (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.)

Anyway.

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.

* [livejournal.com 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: ([p&p] jane :: sash)
I am clearly writing my MA thesis. You can tell because of this.



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noelia_g: ([vd] damon/alaric :: better mistakes)
So, I don't do birthday wishes, but I thought that if I did, I'd write you a Damon/Alaric fic. And then I sort of was 300 words into that fic, and I don't know how that happened. So, you know, best wishes and all.

Five times Alaric has sex with Damon Salvatore, and one time he doesn’t. )
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] obi-wan :: hello ladies)
If/When you have kids, in what order are you going to have them watch Star Wars? If you already have a kid, what order did they watch in?

[Poll #1562842]
noelia_g: ([st] xi :: gaila :: yay)
part one and part two, for your and mine convenience. On with the show.

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noelia_g: ([lev] parker :: up to no good)
part one and part two, for your and mine convenience. On with the show.

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noelia_g: ([btvs] buffy :: power)
This has been long time in the making, and it's going to be pretty long itself.

I have been intrigued with vids since the beginning of my fandom existence. I made some (they were mediocre) and I watched a lot, and I have fallen in love with the medium, just as I have fallen in love with fanfics. Vids, like any other form of fandom expression, can be shippy or thinky or awesome or cute or beautiful or heartbreaking. Sometimes they can be all of those things at once.

Read more... )
noelia_g: ([supes] movies :: lois :: hot office chi)
This has been long time in the making, and it's going to be pretty long itself.

I have been intrigued with vids since the beginning of my fandom existence. I made some (they were mediocre) and I watched a lot, and I have fallen in love with the medium, just as I have fallen in love with fanfics. Vids, like any other form of fandom expression, can be shippy or thinky or awesome or cute or beautiful or heartbreaking. Sometimes they can be all of those things at once.

Read more... )
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.

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