taversham: (andi)
( 1 Jan 2020 00:00)
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:O @ As The World Turns. I'm sometimes quite critical of Van Hansis, but he just blew me away today. Even though I am so not happy with Holden being dead, Luke's response, and all the scenes with him and Noah were just...amazing, really. Phenomenal. I sort of can't help but feel original Lily would have been infinitely better in her scenes than new!Lily was though. I think she could have done better with the child actors, too. Ethan was kind of excusable, I get that he wouldn't have understood, etc, etc. Faith was just bad, especially the scenes at the farm and with Ethan. Slightly better in the confronting Lily and Damian bit. I guess she's due a SORA-y recast soon anyway.

The bit that really made me cry was the "You need anything?" "Yep. My dad." with Damian, I just...oh God, I know it's only a soap, but...I haven't cried that much since Max died on Hollyoaks or Julian died on Alles was zählt.

Speaking of which, AWZ also amazing today. Axel with the gun and Maximilian having to direct him where to point it was hilarious. I quite liked their whole dynamic actually, and I was thinking that before the lift scene, so I don't think I've being entirely vain and slash goggly. Deniz and Roman, though...*contented sigh*. The bit with Marian outside the centre, the ice skating, the locker room fantasies, Roman's hissy fit, Nina's reveal, Roman's pining...and all in one episode! Is there a single Ollian episode comparable? I suppose the one from the 4th of June. And the sexy lake-times one. And the one where they get caught by Grandetski. And, and, and...alright, but DeRo are on fire atm, is what my point is.

Look at Roman being young and cute:
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:O @ As The World Turns. I'm sometimes quite critical of Van Hansis, but he just blew me away today. Even though I am so not happy with Holden being dead, Luke's response, and all the scenes with him and Noah were just...amazing, really. Phenomenal. I sort of can't help but feel original Lily would have been infinitely better in her scenes than new!Lily was though. I think she could have done better with the child actors, too. Ethan was kind of excusable, I get that he wouldn't have understood, etc, etc. Faith was just bad, especially the scenes at the farm and with Ethan. Slightly better in the confronting Lily and Damian bit. I guess she's due a SORA-y recast soon anyway.

The bit that really made me cry was the "You need anything?" "Yep. My dad." with Damian, I just...oh God, I know it's only a soap, but...I haven't cried that much since Max died on Hollyoaks or Julian died on Alles was zählt.

Speaking of which, AWZ also amazing today. Axel with the gun and Maximilian having to direct him where to point it was hilarious. I quite liked their whole dynamic actually, and I was thinking that before the lift scene, so I don't think I've being entirely vain and slash goggly. Deniz and Roman, though...*contented sigh*. The bit with Marian outside the centre, the ice skating, the locker room fantasies, Roman's hissy fit, Nina's reveal, Roman's pining...and all in one episode! Is there a single Ollian episode comparable? I suppose the one from the 4th of June. And the sexy lake-times one. And the one where they get caught by Grandetski. And, and, and...alright, but DeRo are on fire atm, is what my point is.

Look at Roman being young and cute:
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Spoilers, yo. Also, pictures. Quite a lot of Gregor/Olli. And maybe a picture spoiler, although I'm not sure I can bear to post that. )

I hadn't noticed this before, but I love the way the Carla sort of backs against the wall when she was confronted with Stella's birthday party. The flatshare is apparently no place for a countess.
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And Wawrinka won!! But Feli lost :( Stupid Garcia-Lopez beating him. (And Kohlschreiber lost too, which I didn't really expect. But tennis is crazy.)
Spoilers, yo. Also, pictures. Quite a lot of Gregor/Olli. And maybe a picture spoiler, although I'm not sure I can bear to post that. )

I hadn't noticed this before, but I love the way the Carla sort of backs against the wall when she was confronted with Stella's birthday party. The flatshare is apparently no place for a countess.
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And Wawrinka won!! But Feli lost :( Stupid Garcia-Lopez beating him. (And Kohlschreiber lost too, which I didn't really expect. But tennis is crazy.)
I was going to do this post during Wimbly, but then got distracted by being sad over Stan losing to Murray. So I'm going to do it now instead, mainly to distract myself from Stan being a bit pitiful in the German Open. Hopefully it'll bring him good luck in the Swiss Open (I want a Wawrinka v. Lopez final, then I won't really care who wins as long as there's some sexy post-match hugging.)

First up, Gilles Simon
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I've realised I've been forgetting to do cuts quite a lot lately, apologies. I hope it hasn't been bothering anybody too much. It it ever is, prod me and I'll fix it. )

Also, according to twitterholic.com I have the 22nd most Twitter followers in Exeter, woohoo!!
We can but assume there are about 23 Twitter users in Exeter.

(My friend's boyfriend has swine flu, btw, although as apparently hundreds of thousands people have it here now, that's probably not really news. Compared to other European countries it seems Britain has handled this all quite badly, tbh. Maybe, Gordon Brown has just given up entirely, he's sat in No. 10 going "Quarantine? Vaccines? Nah, fuck 'em. TRAITORS!", growling to himself inside a germ proof bubble, and hoping David Cameron is friends with lots of Mexicans and/or GPs.)
taversham: (Default)
( 24 Jul 2009 22:07)
http://www.chrolli.de/?page_id=60
Friday, so new Chrolli blog!

Select highlights from the subtitles:

"Draw it mild, old city-gal!"
"It always depends on a trial!"
"Unmeant!"
"Don't get your knickers caught in the crack, all right?!"
"I've a ball to banter you about this!"
"My sweety kicked up one's heels this week..."
"He necked my waitress!"
"I only know that you threw job-brochure into the corner and moued!"
"The only one you'll neck is me!"

The video is only 3 minutes long. How can there be so much wrongness in 3 minutes? Along with the constant grammatical errors, vodka/wodka mix-ups, and that basically every single sentence ends with an exclamation mark, I'm beginning to wish they wouldn't bother doing subtitles at all. Because they'd still end up being fan-subbed, and probably about a thousand times better. I mean, presumably someone is actually being paid to do this. There'd be better results if they just ran it through Babelfish.

On the other hand, it does appear to be in vaguely British English (...well, 'humour' is spelt with both its 'u's, anyway), which pleases me. And I think I am definitely going to have to incorporate "But next time you're frustrated you shouldn't get sloshed!" into the next appropriate conversation (or maybe an inappropriate one).

With regards to the actual content of the video (which, to be fair, is the most important bit really), I don't understand Olli's attitude to the Miriam kiss at all. I get that he's forgiven Christian, and is a lot more worried about Christian's boxing/work troubles than about a drunken snog, but still. I'd understand if he were a little blasé about it maybe, but the way he's making fun of Christian about it is weird. Almost like he's enjoying it in a way, which baffles me. Unless it's like, a defence mechanism or something, but even so, why would you be desperate to tell your Ibizan friends about how your boyfriend cheated on you as if it's the funniest thing that ever happened? I suppose unless he was trying to make Christian feel a little bit guilty? But that would be fairly out-of-character. Then again, this is meant to be the same day he finds out about it, I don't see how he could be like "LOL, Christian kissed a waitress XDDDDDD" in the evening, when he spent the afternoon looking like he was about to cry about it. Unless he's a bit of a psycho?

I'm not terribly impressed by Christian's "okay, fine, here are my boxing gloves"-apology either. Both arguments today went straight through the "fight, 'sorry', hug" formula without them actually talking properly or resolving anything. Even the vlog managed to have them speaking without ever really saying anything to each other. Maybe it'll build to something.

I loved Judith at the end of today's ep.
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She's like a child trying to resolve things when her parents argue, and then being all happy that they're not going to divorce after all. It's adorable.

Do you reckon Jo Weil has got like, some sort of neck-quota written into his contract? So that if on Tuesday we get this...
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...then the rest of the week, it'll have to be covered up?
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Alright, it's a long shot, but there's got to be some reason for those hideous scarves.



Westlife - Heal is such an awesome song. Well...as far as Irish boybands go, anyway. And feels quite Ollian-y to me. But then I've been thinking that about lots of songs recently, clearly I have Ollian on the brain. Olli's face yesterday... :( I know Christian has Herzmuskelsomethingorother, but that's no excuse. What I really don't get is why Christian kissed Miriam the second time. I mean, obviously to annoy Rebecca, but why would he kiss Miriam for that, unless he was trying to make her jealous or something. I hope it is "or something".

Were I Christian, I think I would do everything in my power not to have to see this look again
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Leo isn't happy either. (I can't remember specifically why, because I can't remember when this cap's from, but doesn't he look adorable too. Obviously not as adorable as Olli, but still.)
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Westlife - Heal is such an awesome song. Well...as far as Irish boybands go, anyway. And feels quite Ollian-y to me. But then I've been thinking that about lots of songs recently, clearly I have Ollian on the brain. Olli's face yesterday... :( I know Christian has Herzmuskelsomethingorother, but that's no excuse. What I really don't get is why Christian kissed Miriam the second time. I mean, obviously to annoy Rebecca, but why would he kiss Miriam for that, unless he was trying to make her jealous or something. I hope it is "or something".

Were I Christian, I think I would do everything in my power not to have to see this look again
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Leo isn't happy either. (I can't remember specifically why, because I can't remember when this cap's from, but doesn't he look adorable too. Obviously not as adorable as Olli, but still.)
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I'm getting slightly tired of the "have an argument, let Christian storm off, wait for Christian to calm down, then have sex"-formula that Verbotene Liebe seem to be following so strictly with Ollian at the moment. They may well as just stick with the pr0n bits, because the constant fighting and then making up without actually resolving anything isn't really working, I don't think. Or at least cut out the middle man and jump straight from fight to sex without the cooling off period in between. Maybe Olli's being all "Christian, you shouldn't take the stairs with your heart condition, get in the lift," and Christian's like "FFS, I can still walk up some steps," but they take the lift anyway and then the lift gets stuck (maybe it is the one in the Steinkamp Sport and Wellness Centre), and Christian says "See, now we're going to be late!" and Olli's "Sorry for not wanting you to die!" and Christian gets all sulky and sits in the corner, and Olli keeps whining about how Christian should be more careful, and Christian gets more and more pissed off until he angrily stands up and shoves Olli into the lift wall, rawrs, and kisses him. Cue hot sexy-sex.

Well, I'd watch it.

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(^^Christian restraining Olli's hand there. I didn't even notice it until I went to do screen caps, but I think it may now be my favourite bit of today's episode.)

I just think the constant extinguishing and then reigniting of passion isn't really doing it for me with Ollian. Even the scenes with Gregor and Christian today it was all shouty one minute, then calm, then a bit shouty again over and over. It's been established that Olli is a bit prone to random mood swings on occasion, but right now he's being the most consistent one. Then perhaps that's just because he's been having to work around Christian's mood a lot more at the moment.

Sometimes I think they should just break Ollian (...wait, should I be saying 'Chrolli' now, as that's the official word...w/e) up for a while. They could get them back together at the end, but it would give them more scope for individual storylines, and then it would make the fans even happier when they have a happy reunion. At the moment it's like the writers aren't even considering letting the relationship become more precarious (through fear of upsetting fanbase? idk). None of their fights last more than an episode or two, and then it's still made fairly clear that it they're not really "fight" fights, more just spats. Now I'm not an expert on writing soaps, but surely that's not the best way to create drama (and thus, viewers)? Or, if they stay together and the fights between them are rubbish, why not go back to having them united against an outside threat (like it was against Grandetski, Axel, the Press, etc.)? They could bring Olli's homophobic mum back and do her lack of acceptance. I mean, that would sort of be the exact same storyline as before, but they didn't mind repeating the dodgy karaoke as a sign of love by Olli/Judith (incidentally, is that a German thing or just a crazy soap thing? surely making someone listen to you sing when you know it is far from pleasant is mean, rather than loving, butI digress), and I can't imagine a whole lot of people have watched from back then and/or remember it (I certainly don't remember what was happening on Easties 8 years ago). Anyway.

I'm off to bed because it's...nearly 7am?! Where did the time go? Stupid Sex Up 2 - ich könnt' schon wieder eating my nighttime. (Not really as good as the first, imo, if anyone's wondering, but still boy-touching à go-go, and it isn't completely awful.)

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Sex Up - Jungs haben's auch nicht leicht is one of those. It's terrible. But then, also quite fun.

If you've ever sat there and thought, "I wonder what it would be like to see Tim from Alles was zählt jerk off a pot plant," now's your chance. (And he also nearly wanks his own cock off after having his drink spiked, but I don't want to ruin the whole plot.)

There's lots of boy-touching though, so have a picspam. I have attempted to put vague descriptions of the storyline on the pictures, because sometimes it annoys me when I am looking at picspams of films where there is no context. It's not very good though, partly because I didn't think of doing that while I was taking the actual screencaps, so only have pics of slashy business, not any plot points, and more because I'm really tired and I've forgotten how to type. It probably would have been better if I'd just left the text out entirely. But whatever, it's there now.

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Locker in der Hüfte! )

And apparently there's a sequel, so I'm off to try and find that.

ETA: Boris in Easties... Okay!
taversham: (eureka)
( 15 Jun 2009 21:10)
Anyone on my f-list watching Big Brother, and want to share in some Kris/Charlie squeeing with me? I have pictures.
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Charlie putting on Kris' suncream.

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Lower.

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Charlie tickling Kris in bed.

Okay, have a cut, I'm getting carried away. )

Love, n'est-ce pas?
taversham: (eureka)
( 15 Jun 2009 21:10)
Anyone on my f-list watching Big Brother, and want to share in some Kris/Charlie squeeing with me? I have pictures.
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Charlie putting on Kris' suncream.

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Lower.

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Charlie tickling Kris in bed.

Okay, have a cut, I'm getting carried away. )

Love, n'est-ce pas?
Happy times, yo.
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Frings still spurning Wiese's advances, there.
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I choose to read that as a beautiful combination of "Yay, we won!" and "Dude, get off!". ("Maybe after the final, Tim.")

And how adorable is this?
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Happy times, yo.
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Frings still spurning Wiese's advances, there.
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I choose to read that as a beautiful combination of "Yay, we won!" and "Dude, get off!". ("Maybe after the final, Tim.")

And how adorable is this?
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Heh. You know, in fairness, Frings might only be grimacing because he's being poked in the eye...

Anyway, more fun is this:
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Mortality is bullshit.
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Don't you just hate it when your goalie gloves undermine your careful attempts at subtlety... (You know, again.)
(I love Jens Lehmann so much.)

So I've been watching Monty Python all this afternoon.

Have a slashy Python picspam. )
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Don't you just hate it when your goalie gloves undermine your careful attempts at subtlety... (You know, again.)
(I love Jens Lehmann so much.)

So I've been watching Monty Python all this afternoon.

Have a slashy Python picspam. )
taversham: (tim/graeme)
( 25 Feb 2009 15:55)
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Who the hell's that girning gimp? (I mean the one on the left, I know Ronan.) Apparently he's supporting Boyzone on their coming tour though, so he must be good. Or at least Irish.

I feel like I haven't done a picspam in a while, and as I seemed to have acquired a couple of Friends recently through this pairing I present to you: Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden, Goody Love.

Have a cut. No, really, I insist. )
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