taversham: (edward mic)
( 24 Nov 2014 22:39)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lennongirl and [livejournal.com profile] perhonen, becaue I like the sound of it:

Pick a date in December (01-21) and give me something to talk about. Give me a question or topic-- absolutely anything fannish goes: TV, movies, books, comics sports, fandom, ships, fictional characters, actors, writing, arting, whatever strikes your fancy!

(I replaced comics with sports because I basically never ever read comics, but I do watch a lot of tennis and football. You can still ask about comics if you really want, but it'll be a very short answer.)

If you're wondering where VL recaps are, then it's all Switzerland's fault for distracting me this weekend... But I have drafts, and I'll be back up to pace before you know it. :)

Dates taken )
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Cheery topic... )
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taversham: (andi)
( 20 Apr 2013 17:26)
Put your ipod/mp3 player on shuffle;
-Click play;
-Fill out the questions below.


1.
Song: Less Than Jake - We Go Together (listen here
Any special meaning to you: Not particularly, but I've always thought Grease would have benefited from being about two guys (sorry, Olivia), and Less Than Jake made that happen.
Any memories: It came on in the car once, and my dad cracked up. We had Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Who would you dedicate it to: Everyone
Who do you think would dedicate it to YOU: I can't answer that.
Are you a fan of the artist: I used to be obsessed with them. Now I am just extremely fond thereof.

2.
Song: Nanne Grönvall - Håll Om Mig (listen here with lyrics and translation)
Favourite lyric: Pulsen slår, jag ser din blick
Åhh, jag är i ett hjälplöst skick
Jag kan bli räddad först om du
Ger mun-mot-mun-metoden nu
(My heart races when you look at me, Ohhh, I'm helpless, I can be saved only if you use mouth-to-mouth on me right now)
Which genre would you put it in: Europop?
Which feeling does it portray (eg, love heartbreak): Desperate horniness
Is it sung by a girl or boy: Lady
Favourite song by that artist: I only know this song by her tbh.

3.
Song: Fountains of Wayne - Troubled Times (listen here)
Which number is it on your playlist: #6590 in my iTunes library
Who wrote it: No idea
Does it have any swears in it: One 'shit'.
Which country is the artist from: US
Would you recommend the song: Yes, it's very sweet and uplifting.

4.
Song: James - Sit Down (listen here)
Does the title relate to the lyrics: Well, yes, in that the entire chorus is basically just the title repeated over and over. The verses are a little more loosely connected.
Who should listen to it: I struggle to believe there are people who've not heard it already tbh.
What's the first word in the song: 'I'
How did you find out about the artist: No idea, is he not just part of everyone's collective consciousness?

5.
Song: Oomph! - Auf Kurs (listen here, or if you prefer, an English version)
Does it make you sad: Well, it's not totally 100% cheery, but I wouldn't say it made me sad either.
Do your friends listen to it: Depends whether they clicked the link I helpfully just provided or not. I can't force anyone, you know.
How old is the song: 5 years (or 3 for the English version)
What mood does it generate: Dramatic, hesitant optimism.
Would you listen to it all the way through: Always

6.
Song: Beatsteaks - Hand in Hand (listen here, and the acoustic cover by the Toten Hosen is awesome too)
Which genre would you put it in: Rock
Any special meaning to you: Not especially
Does your mom like it: No.
Which album is it from: Smack Smash
Category: ???

7.
Song: T-Spoon - Sex on the Beach (listen here)
Who do you think would dedicate it to YOU: Someone being sarcastic
Does it bring up any memories: Being in primary school, because we thought this song was very funny, because it has the word sex in it.
Do you sing along to it: Obviously.
Does it describe your life at this moment: *cough* That's quite a personal question.
Did it ever?: I couldn't possibly say.

8.
Song: Kawabe Chieco - Sakura Kiss (listen here)
Favourite song by the artist: I only know this one.
Which genre would it be: J-Pop
Are the lyrics meaningful: The English bits aren't especially.
How old is the song: No idea, 7 years?
Is it well known or no: Anyone whose seen the anime of Ouran High school Host Club will be familiar (and if you've not seen that, you really should).

9.
Song: The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums (listen here)
Is it sung by a girl or boy: Boy
How many times have you listened to it before: 357 times, according to last.fm
How long have you had it on your playlist: Since at least 2002.
Which number is it on the playlist: #14813
Bring up any memories: Playing Guitar Hero

10.
Song: Jan Smit - Cupido (listen here)
Similar to which other song: Wikipedia says the chorus sounds like the Russian national anthem, I'm not sure. In my head it's always associated more with Westlife's My Love, that sort of thing.
Who would you dedicate it to: Not sure it's really a dedicate-able song...Except to Cupid himself. Maybe I'd dedicate it to Eros, he gets left out.
What emotion is the song about: Love
Is it hard to sing vocally: Well, I can't sing, so yes. Nevertheless, not joining in with the chorus is impossible.
Do you like it: Of course.


If any of the Youtube links don't work/are blocked then I can upload elsewhere, just leave a comment.
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taversham: (federinka)
( 31 Jan 2013 18:22)
Post photos of everything in your bedroom, then let people ask questions.

Stolen from my f-list - though these pics are a little old now, from October last year and of my bedroom at home, not my uni one (you can't see that, it's a mess). Also, idk, these pics make it look somehow massive - the room is 2.5 x 2 metres, not sure how it doubles when photoed. (And I know I did this before, but that was years ago.) Anyway:

Let my poster of Stan welcome you in
welcome


All photos are clickable to embiggen. )

When doing this I looked back over my posts from September 2009 (the first time I did this meme - tbh, not much has changed), and wow, I had pretty much forgotten all the dramaz of Federer calling Stan "Wawrinka" in an interview at the Switzerland/Italy Davis Cup tie and the hilarious badness of Stan/Marco doubles. I'm glad it all worked out in the end.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mysticheaven. Been a while since I started a twenty day meme, and even longer since I actually finished one, but I promise to try to attempt to last the three weeks with this one.

...Boo, since my userpic extension expired I have no Miranda icons :( It'll have to be half-naked Ringo instead.

Day One – Miranda - Series One or Two?
Series 1. I <3 Series 2 as well obviously, but series 1 has the job interview, and the "holiday", and Peter Davison, and the dogs, and the literary themed parties, and the dancing, and the caterpillar-duck race, and the chair issue, and "I AM A TRANSVESTITE", and etc.


There isn't an ep in series 1 that I don't really like, whereas series 2 has a couple I find a little tiresome (even though it has lots great moments, and obviously all the Miranda/Gary stuff properly getting going).

Days to come )

Have been putting off writing essays this weekend by watching Red Dwarf eps with commentary which I haven't done in yearsss. I'd completely forgotten the bit where Hattie says Chris looks like Dawn French in The Inquisitor XDD And their constant Craig impressions when he's not there.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] calzamante, and [livejournal.com profile] authormichals, and about sixty other f-listers...

Give me a pairing and I will tell you:
who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] calzamante, and [livejournal.com profile] authormichals, and about sixty other f-listers...

Give me a pairing and I will tell you:
who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries
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taversham: (frings/wiese)
( 16 Sep 2011 00:42)
Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper.
Explain in no more than five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!



(Click for bigger. ...And sorry for the clutter, I was mid-iconsing.)

As for an explanation...does it need one? I think my Wiese/Frings shipping has just turned into any number 22/first goalkeeper shipping, Frings/Frei is pretty good too (though I need a new shipname for that, because that one always puts Ring Frei by Lafee in my head). Anyway, I just thought it was a very cute pic. And I'd had a lot of tennis ones lately, so it's a nice change. And cute.
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taversham: (frings/wiese)
( 16 Sep 2011 00:42)
Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper.
Explain in no more than five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!



(Click for bigger. ...And sorry for the clutter, I was mid-iconsing.)

As for an explanation...does it need one? I think my Wiese/Frings shipping has just turned into any number 22/first goalkeeper shipping, Frings/Frei is pretty good too (though I need a new shipname for that, because that one always puts Ring Frei by Lafee in my head). Anyway, I just thought it was a very cute pic. And I'd had a lot of tennis ones lately, so it's a nice change. And cute.
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taversham: (bela jump)
( 26 Jan 2011 19:17)
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes [livejournal.com profile] howlin_wolf_66, [livejournal.com profile] pb23, [livejournal.com profile] wb_deep_play, [livejournal.com profile] ah_betty, [livejournal.com profile] hostwiththemoss, and [livejournal.com profile] authormichals. And anyone else. And thanks for the cards I got, you're all so sweet :)

Here's a meme I stole from [livejournal.com profile] mystic_heaven

Cut because it's long. )

Now, I'm off out to watch Alemannia/Bayern in a pub with too many Bayern fans. Do well, boys! I wanna be able to use this gif later. (...But I'm posting it now in case I don't get the chance.)
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Oh Dr Garden, why so awesome?
taversham: (bela jump)
( 26 Jan 2011 19:17)
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes [livejournal.com profile] howlin_wolf_66, [livejournal.com profile] pb23, [livejournal.com profile] wb_deep_play, [livejournal.com profile] ah_betty, [livejournal.com profile] hostwiththemoss, and [livejournal.com profile] authormichals. And anyone else. And thanks for the cards I got, you're all so sweet :)

Here's a meme I stole from [livejournal.com profile] mystic_heaven

Cut because it's long. )

Now, I'm off out to watch Alemannia/Bayern in a pub with too many Bayern fans. Do well, boys! I wanna be able to use this gif later. (...But I'm posting it now in case I don't get the chance.)
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Oh Dr Garden, why so awesome?
taversham: (federinka hair)
( 18 Oct 2010 06:40)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sagee_x3

Name a fandom, and I'll give you the scoop on at least three of my unpopular opinions related to that fandom.

Any fandom (that I'm in/have ever posted about/is on my interests) is fair game :)
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taversham: (federinka hair)
( 18 Oct 2010 06:40)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sagee_x3

Name a fandom, and I'll give you the scoop on at least three of my unpopular opinions related to that fandom.

Any fandom (that I'm in/have ever posted about/is on my interests) is fair game :)
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first the meme, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] authormichals

look at your lj userpics list. ff you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. if you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. if you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. if you have more than 150 icons, pick every fifteenth one. if you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. list them on your lj, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance does it have.

(Okay, I got a bit confused with...well, counting, when I was doing this. so it's not exactly every tenth one. Also, apologies for my explanations being crap. ...This meme seems so much more interesting when other people do it, doing it myself I have no idea what to say about any of them. Mainly because the general answer is "cos he's hot, duh", and that's not really...anyway! Onwards.)

Behind the cut )

And the offer -
As I've discovered in the packing/unpacking process, I have spare copies of both the Werder Bremen 2006/07 Season Highlights DVD (as can be seen here, and the Werder Magazine Sonderheft Bilanz 2009/10 season summary thing (as can be seen here here) (Edit: sorry, the magazine is gone). I imagine anyone who wants them, has them, but if you want one or both of them, leave a comment. You can have them for the cost of postage to wherever you are and the padded envelope. Or, idk, if you have something you think I might be interested in and wanna do a trade instead of p&p money, that'd be fine. And probably more fun :) (Whoever comments first can have them ...oh, unless someone else offers to trade something way more interesting, I suppose. But broadly speaking, first "bidder" can have it :) )
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first the meme, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] authormichals

look at your lj userpics list. ff you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. if you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. if you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. if you have more than 150 icons, pick every fifteenth one. if you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. list them on your lj, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance does it have.

(Okay, I got a bit confused with...well, counting, when I was doing this. so it's not exactly every tenth one. Also, apologies for my explanations being crap. ...This meme seems so much more interesting when other people do it, doing it myself I have no idea what to say about any of them. Mainly because the general answer is "cos he's hot, duh", and that's not really...anyway! Onwards.)

Behind the cut )

And the offer -
As I've discovered in the packing/unpacking process, I have spare copies of both the Werder Bremen 2006/07 Season Highlights DVD (as can be seen here, and the Werder Magazine Sonderheft Bilanz 2009/10 season summary thing (as can be seen here here) (Edit: sorry, the magazine is gone). I imagine anyone who wants them, has them, but if you want one or both of them, leave a comment. You can have them for the cost of postage to wherever you are and the padded envelope. Or, idk, if you have something you think I might be interested in and wanna do a trade instead of p&p money, that'd be fine. And probably more fun :) (Whoever comments first can have them ...oh, unless someone else offers to trade something way more interesting, I suppose. But broadly speaking, first "bidder" can have it :) )
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taversham: (stan/yves)
( 3 Sep 2010 11:13)
stolen from...er, myself. well, my old journal, anyway. I haven't done it in a while.

Top 500 200 Players. Give them a rating of how much you like them from 1 to 10.
1 is hate, 5 is neutral, 10 is your favourite. (0 is if you don't know who they are.)


longgggg )

I tag anyone who has the time/urge.

As for the US Open:
a) Tipsy beating Roddick is obviously the greatest thing that has ever happened in the world ever. Ever.

b) And Djokovic beating Petzschner was worth it for Nole's post-match comment alone. (And Melzer was watching the match...it is TRULUV.)

c) Thiemo vs Söderling will be awesome.

d) Juanqui is looking fierce. Melzer...not so much. Hope their match isn't painful.

e) sad-1stR-losses: Marcos, LiLeyton, miniRochus, Kristof, Pico, Malisse, Jarkko, {O/A}le{ks/x}. all these have been thankfully redeemed by Stan not repeating last year. now he gets to play Chela (the guy who spat on Lleyton), for the chance to lose to Murray. (...though, who knows, if the heat were to keep up, maybe his ~sturdiness~ would give him an edge, as he himself says "I'm feeling pretty okay with the hot.". ...lol, no, I know, he'll lose.)

f) Doubles-wise: lol @ Melzer/Petzschner, woohoo @ Mayer/Wassen and Kohlmann/Nieminen, and er, why was Feli playing with Gabashvili?

g) girls-wise: Li Na lost :( Schnyder's doing well though, and hopefully Kanepi can take out JJ. And I really, really want Caro to win the whole thing. Partly because I love her, more because the doubters/haters are so annoying.
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taversham: (stan/yves)
( 3 Sep 2010 11:13)
stolen from...er, myself. well, my old journal, anyway. I haven't done it in a while.

Top 500 200 Players. Give them a rating of how much you like them from 1 to 10.
1 is hate, 5 is neutral, 10 is your favourite. (0 is if you don't know who they are.)


longgggg )

I tag anyone who has the time/urge.

As for the US Open:
a) Tipsy beating Roddick is obviously the greatest thing that has ever happened in the world ever. Ever.

b) And Djokovic beating Petzschner was worth it for Nole's post-match comment alone. (And Melzer was watching the match...it is TRULUV.)

c) Thiemo vs Söderling will be awesome.

d) Juanqui is looking fierce. Melzer...not so much. Hope their match isn't painful.

e) sad-1stR-losses: Marcos, LiLeyton, miniRochus, Kristof, Pico, Malisse, Jarkko, {O/A}le{ks/x}. all these have been thankfully redeemed by Stan not repeating last year. now he gets to play Chela (the guy who spat on Lleyton), for the chance to lose to Murray. (...though, who knows, if the heat were to keep up, maybe his ~sturdiness~ would give him an edge, as he himself says "I'm feeling pretty okay with the hot.". ...lol, no, I know, he'll lose.)

f) Doubles-wise: lol @ Melzer/Petzschner, woohoo @ Mayer/Wassen and Kohlmann/Nieminen, and er, why was Feli playing with Gabashvili?

g) girls-wise: Li Na lost :( Schnyder's doing well though, and hopefully Kanepi can take out JJ. And I really, really want Caro to win the whole thing. Partly because I love her, more because the doubters/haters are so annoying.
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I found this as a .txt file on an old memory stick but didn't post it at the time.

tagged by [livejournal.com profile] whatjennsaid

1. Butterbeer or pumpkin juice?
Butterbeer, all the way. I always imagine it like that toffee ice cream sauce you can get, but less sickly. And warm. And gorgeous. And *lick*. I don't like pumpkins on any level, juiced or otherwise.

2. What House would you most likely (or want to) be in in Hogwarts?
Probably Ravenclaw. Or maybe Hufflepuff.

3. If you were an animagus, what animal would you turn into?
A panda, I think.

4. What character do you empathise with, or resemble best?
Resemble physically or more generally? I used to get called "Hermione" by a couple of people, so I suppose her in the latter sense. Who I empathise with is difficulter, tbh. Maybe Luna, in a way, or Lupin.

5. What position do you play at Quidditch?
Do they have trainers in Quidditch like in tennis? Like, a guy who turns up every now and then to grope the players thighs for a bit. I want to be that person, please.

6. Which teacher is your favourite?
Lupin, Lupin, Lupin. He's my favourite character fullstop. I do love Dumbledore too though. And McGonagal. And in the films, Madame Hooch.

7. Any Harry Potter 7 predictions?
The Harry Potter series ends a bit before the end of book 5, I believe. Leaving this seventh one somewhat redundant. ...In seriousness, Harry will get to live happily ever after and the characters I like will probably die.


...I still haven't actually read all of book 7, but I gather my prediction was accurate.

And here, have a sweet .gif of Frings and /baumann

I don't know what they're up to there really, Frings goes for the arse slap, Baumi intercepts, Frings has a sneak second go, Baumann retaliates, hai Diego haiii. Clearly some sort of foreplay.

(And I had a sex dream of them and Arnautovic the night before last. If I didn't have 400,000 fics all on the go already (...have I even /posted/ any since about 2007? everything's half finished, I hate it), I'd write it into a proper thing. But alas. ...I'm sure you can all use your imaginations anyway. A desk was involved.)
I found this as a .txt file on an old memory stick but didn't post it at the time.

tagged by [livejournal.com profile] whatjennsaid

1. Butterbeer or pumpkin juice?
Butterbeer, all the way. I always imagine it like that toffee ice cream sauce you can get, but less sickly. And warm. And gorgeous. And *lick*. I don't like pumpkins on any level, juiced or otherwise.

2. What House would you most likely (or want to) be in in Hogwarts?
Probably Ravenclaw. Or maybe Hufflepuff.

3. If you were an animagus, what animal would you turn into?
A panda, I think.

4. What character do you empathise with, or resemble best?
Resemble physically or more generally? I used to get called "Hermione" by a couple of people, so I suppose her in the latter sense. Who I empathise with is difficulter, tbh. Maybe Luna, in a way, or Lupin.

5. What position do you play at Quidditch?
Do they have trainers in Quidditch like in tennis? Like, a guy who turns up every now and then to grope the players thighs for a bit. I want to be that person, please.

6. Which teacher is your favourite?
Lupin, Lupin, Lupin. He's my favourite character fullstop. I do love Dumbledore too though. And McGonagal. And in the films, Madame Hooch.

7. Any Harry Potter 7 predictions?
The Harry Potter series ends a bit before the end of book 5, I believe. Leaving this seventh one somewhat redundant. ...In seriousness, Harry will get to live happily ever after and the characters I like will probably die.


...I still haven't actually read all of book 7, but I gather my prediction was accurate.

And here, have a sweet .gif of Frings and /baumann

I don't know what they're up to there really, Frings goes for the arse slap, Baumi intercepts, Frings has a sneak second go, Baumann retaliates, hai Diego haiii. Clearly some sort of foreplay.

(And I had a sex dream of them and Arnautovic the night before last. If I didn't have 400,000 fics all on the go already (...have I even /posted/ any since about 2007? everything's half finished, I hate it), I'd write it into a proper thing. But alas. ...I'm sure you can all use your imaginations anyway. A desk was involved.)
meme, from [livejournal.com profile] mrschucknoblet

# Take a picture of yourself right now.
# Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair - just take a picture.
# Post that picture with NO editing.
# Post these instructions with the picture.


cut for ugly )
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