gothikmaus: (King Mark)
So, I didn't finish the one fic I started this year (a TAB-inspired Mystrade), but that's not surprising, considering I had forgotten all about it and only started working on it again just before Christmas. I'll work on it some more after Season 4 and if it's not canon-compliant any more after the new episodes, well, I'll just consider it an AU.

Time for the usual end of year memes!

End of year memes )
gothikmaus: (King Mark)
Remember the 2015 reading challenge? I failed.

2015 reading challenge )

I started off quite well, but then I slowed down and never made up for the time I wasted. Sure, in the meantime I started working full-time, but still, I could have done better. Oh, well, there's always next year. I had a quick look at a few 2016 reading challenges, but I'm not going to pick one, I already have a pile of books I want to read, I'll just stick to those.

As for the usual end of year meme, I noticed some of the answers have been the same for the last few years, and that's really depressing, so I'll just post an abridged version.

gothikmaus: (Cupcake)
I can't believe 2014 is about to end. It feels like yesterday I was here waiting for the new Sherlock episodes and hoping the new year would finally bring some changes in my life. 2014 wasn't perfect, but it was definitely a year worth remembering.

I'm not going to post a fanfiction/fanart year in review because I did very little, a simple list will be enough.


1) The spectre at the feast (Sherlock, Sherlock/John)

2) A reasonable solution (Sherlock, Lestrade/Molly)


1) Sherlock comic strip

2) Hermione sketch

3, 4, 5) Christmas cards: Mystrade silliness, canon!Holmes and silly Farin

The real surprise of 2014 was Mystrade: I remember reading a PWP back in 2011 and even saving it, but then I promptly forgot all about it. And then after Season 3 I found another fic by the same author and said "Let's give it a go". And I never stopped.

End of year memes under the cut )
gothikmaus: (Daria skull)
I really should update more often, but I rarely get online in the evening after work. Even if I arrive home early and have nothing to do after dinner, I just don't feel like sitting at the computer, so I just briefly check Twitter and my email on my mobile. Which is the reason why I still haven't finished that Lestrade/Molly fic I'm writing. There's just two scenes left, but I never seem to be in the mood to actually write. Oh, well.

Here, have a meme I posted on Tumblr earlier today.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take but a few minutes, and don't think too hard — they don't have to be the "right" or "great" works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I'll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you've tagged them!

"1984", George Orwell
"Animal Farm", George Orwell
"Good Omens", Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
"The secret diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4", Sue Townsend
"All quiet on the Western Front", Erich Maria Remarque
"The Foundation Series", Isaac Asimov
"Harry Potter", JK Rowling (the whole series)
"La fine è il mio inizio", Tiziano Terzani
"Un indovino mi disse", Tiziano Terzani
"Piccolo viaggio nell'anima tedesca", Francesca Predazzi + Vanna Vannuccini

Also, these two tweets from a few days ago cracked me up. I bloody adore this man. ♥

<3 )
gothikmaus: (Default)
It's been snowing non-stop for more than 24 hours. It's beautiful. ♥

Meme nicked from [personal profile] bluedelft:

- Comment with "Surf's Up"
- I'll ask you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with your answers
- Include this explanation and offer to ask people questions (if you want to, totally optional)

I can't assure you I'll come up with original questions, I'm not very inspired at the moment.

Here are her questions and my answers )
gothikmaus: (Cahuenga)
O hai, Livejournal's back with us. Thank goodness I posted my fanart last night.

Anyway. It's the 31st, aka time for End of the Year memes! 2012 was a strange year: it was a very positive year for the most part, up until June I was looking forward to my Californian adventure, then in June, July and August I lived said adventure, in September/October I had all the wonderful memories from the summer to keep me going and at the end of October I saw Die Ärzte in Germany. But then all hell broke loose at work and the last weeks of the year completely ruined all the previous months. I tried not to think about it too much, but it's clear I need to start looking for another job. I hate job-hunting and the crisis isn't over yet, which means I'll spend the next few months sending my CV everywhere without getting a reply, but I have to start.

Oh, well. On to the memes. And of course I'm using my Cahuenga icon. Quote of the year!





Jan. 27th, 2012 06:00 pm
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
OMG I'm writing Steve/Catherine. :O Of course there's Steve/Danny implied and it's just a silly little thing, I don't even know if I'm ever going to finish it or post it, but still. Steve/Catherine.

Well, actually, there was a "Post a snippet from a WIP" meme going around recently, but I didn't have any WIP at the time, so I couldn't take part. I guess I could post a couple of lines from it now:

Steve/Catherine snippet )

Would anyone be interested in reading it over if I ever decide to post it? *puss-in-boots eyes*


Dec. 31st, 2011 12:23 am
gothikmaus: (Raucherfetisch)
I worked on my second [ profile] five0bang picture the whole evening and now I have a crick in my neck. But damn, it was worth the soreness. I drew an actual background! \o/ It's quite simple, but it's a background nevertheless. I hope I can colour it tomorrow/today.

I'd like to do that "Fandom Snowflake Challenge" I've seen on my flist, but the five0bang fanart is my top priority at the moment. I'll see if I have enough time.

And, before I go to bed, the usual end-of-year meme.

I swear I don't have a one-track mind! )
gothikmaus: (Sherlock/John snow)
The end (of the year) is nigh, so have two fannish end-of-year memes.


gothikmaus: (Daria skull)
EDIT: I didn't want to create a new entry just for this, but [ profile] angrylogic and [ profile] kiviraat, I got your card! Thank you! :D

So, the silly little post I had in mind the other day before the LJ comment drama exploded in all its glory. I saw a ASoIaF meme in [ profile] matitablu's journal a few days ago and thought it was cool. Sadly, I know nothing about ASoIaF, but I really wanted to post a new accent meme, (the last one had been fun), so I looked for other fandom-centered versions of it and found the perfect one. :)

It's always weird listening to my own recorded voice. Also, I noticed I tend to talk way too fast, I had to make an effort to slow down. And I say "um" an awful lot. Anyway, for those of you who didn't have the pleasure of hearing my fake English accent:


(Player found here)

Name / Username
Location / Where you wish you were
When did you get into the show?
Your favourite character / actor? Why?
Your least favourite?
Your favourite episode? Why?
Your favourite line?
Say each of these: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, “damn my leg!”, Mrs. Hudson, “Afghanistan or Iraq?”, Detective Inspector Lestrade, adulterer, psychopath, high-functioning sociopath, Mycroft, the police, “pork or pasta?”, Jim Moriarty, book code, The Thames, The Golem, violin, “probably my answer has crossed yours”, good example.
Your reaction to the end of episode 3 (if you have seen it):
What you want to see in the next season?
Any additional Sherlock comments:
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
OMG it's already December! And I'm so behind on my Christmas cards! (Like that's a surprise...) But this week has been particularly busy, the magazine has a few extra pages so I had a lot to write. Including my first (thankfully short) article about... indecent exposure. XD When the police officer told me on the phone, I had to make an effort not to burst out laughing. And it happened at 10 in the morning! Get a room, people. XD

Anyway, next week we'll have to wrap up the magazine one day earlier than usual, because Thursday is a holiday in Italy, and I'll be pretty busy this weekend, what with two of my friends having a joint birthday party tomorrow and the theatre play I'm seeing on Sunday. Which means I'll have to move my arse if I want people to actually get those cards before Christmas.

I also need to start working on my [ profile] five0bang assignment and on the H50 Christmas Trope Fest pic. *panics slightly*

Also, it took me a while to realise it, but my cardio box trainer kind of looks like this:

I swear )

And because no one is guessing anymore, here are the answers to the "Guess the ship" meme I posted last week.

Answers this way )

Right, back to work now.


Nov. 23rd, 2011 05:05 pm
gothikmaus: (Default)
I should be working. Let's play instead!

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your audience guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.

1) A badass Navy SEAL with daddy issues and his perfectly coiffed partner = Steve/Danny, Hawaii Five-0
2) A bored detective and his long-suffering flatmate = Sherlock/John, Sherlock
3) A tattooed drummer and a vegetarian guitarist = Bela/Farin, Die Ärzte
4) An angsty vampire and his favourite reporter = Mick/Beth, Moonlight
5) An angel and a yellow-eyed demon = Aziraphale/Crowley, Good Omens
6) A tattooed drummer and a milk-loving guitarist = Richy/Igor, Richy Guitar
7) An angsty halfblood wizard and his childhood BFF = Snape/Lily, Harry Potter
8) A brooding gunslinger and a samurai
9) An android and his evil twin
10) A horny thief and a brooding gunslinger
11) An angsty halfblood wizard and an affectionate werewolf = Snape/Lupin, Harry Potter
12) A big-haired singer and his punky bassist
13) A badass Navy SEAL with daddy issues and his smart sort-of-girlfriend = Steve/Catherine, Hawaii Five-0
14) A smart high school student and her best friend's brother
gothikmaus: (Raucherfetisch)
Oh God, yesterday was such a busy day, I didn't even have time to watch the latest H50 episode! I did try to watch it last night when I came back from the gym, but I was dead tired and my internet connection was soooo sloooow, so I just went to bed and finished reading my [ profile] five0bang assignment. Now I can start thinking about fanart! \o/

Anyway, this week's articles are all done (except for one, but I'll have to talk to the police before I can write it), so I can relax and finally watch the H50 episode, which is currently loading. And while I'm waiting for that, have a meme. Stolen from [ profile] sirona_gs.

Choose a number and ask me...

01. My sexual orientation.
02. What I'm really bad at.
03. The one person whose arms I'd like to be in.
04. My best first date.
05. A description of my self-esteem.
06. Who my best friends are.
07. My favorite book.
08. Biggest turn-offs.
09. A description of my best friend.
10. My favorite animal.
11. Someone I miss.
12. The reason behind my last break-up.
13. What I did yesterday.
14. My greatest achievements.
15. My favorite songs right now.
16. A description of my last kiss.
17. What I find attractive.
18. All of the pets I've ever owned.
19. My favorite ice cream flavor.
20. The one place I wish I was right now.
21. The most cruel thing anyone has ever said to me.
22. All of the places I've lived.
23. Qualities that make me more likely to love a person.
24. My future plans.
25. One of my internal conflicts.
26. What I'm doing tomorrow.
27. My life's aspirations.
28. My most embarrassing moment.
29. Two of my insecurities.
30. What I would do if I won the lottery.
31. What I love most about myself.
32. My biggest pet peeves.
33. What musical artists I've seen live.
34. How many kids I would like to have.
35. My idea of a perfect date.
36. What I'm really excellent at.
37. My most traumatic experience.
38. Where I would like to live.
39. The nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
40. Whether I like where I live now.
41. What I can hear right now.
42. My relationship with my siblings.
(I don't have any.)
43. What's currently worrying me the most.
44. Something I've repeatedly wished for.
45. My relationship with my parents.
46. What I dislike most about myself.


Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:27 pm
gothikmaus: (Default)
It's October! (Even if it's so warm it feels like June). Time to start working on my Five-0 Fright art. I already know what I want to draw and it's going to be ridiculous! :D I just hope I can pull it off.

For the time being, have a meme I found in [ profile] sirona_gs's journal.

1. Reply to this post with 'hot cocoa', and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR ICONSES.

Iconsss )
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
Everyone's doing it, so why not.

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Last night I gave Moonlight a try. And I spent the whole time laughing. Mainly because I was watching it on TV (I found out last week they're airing reruns on one of the many new digital channels) and Alex's voice was... I mean, the Italian actor they chose does a lot of dubbing work and has a beautiful voice, but he just doesn't sound like Alex at all. Also, usually when you dub a foreign actor, you always use the same dubber, but that doesn't happen with new, not-so-popular actors, so the guy dubbing him in Moonlight isn't the same one as in Hawaii Five-0 and that sounds really weird. Whatever, I'll just watch the original version online.

Also, talking about Hawaii Five-0, since I was teasing my mum telling her I've already seen the whole first season, yesterday she told me "You know, they're airing it in the afternoon too. I can watch it and you can't! Hah!" (Yes, we act just like little kids.) I checked and saw it was the original '70s series and told her so. Then last night I asked her "So, how was it?" She looked quite disappointed and said "It's so... serious". Yeah, I suppose bromantic bickering wasn't very popular back then. XD

And while we're talking about bromance:

Bromance of the decade )

TV fail

Apr. 11th, 2011 09:51 pm
gothikmaus: (*pout*)
Dear Rai 4,

please don't play with my feelings. First I find out you're showing Doctor Who every morning and you're about to reach the point where I stopped watching the episodes online. Then, when I try to watch them, the TV signal gets all messed up and won't work. Every digital channel works flawlessly, but the Rai channels keep having problems. It's not like we pay a tax for them, no, not at all.

Oh, well, I'll just watch it online like I've been doing so far. They're also broadcasting the latest series in the evening, but I get home around 7 PM, so I can only catch the last 15 minutes or so. And I'm way behind, it doesn't make sense to watch the last series when I still have a lot to catch up.

Anyway, the fandom meme. [ profile] angrylogic chose BBC!Lestrade and [ profile] flaschengeist chose Mrs Hudson.

Answers are this way )

Meme time

Apr. 9th, 2011 04:44 pm
gothikmaus: (Japan)
Am I the only person on my flist who didn't have problems using LJ this week? But that may be because I'm using it very little these days.

Anyway, I bought the train tickets to and from Solothurn and booked the hostel (within walking distance to the venue), now I just have to wait for the concert ticket to arrive.

And since I haven't done memes in a while, here's one I stole from [ profile] kiviraat and [ profile] angrylogic.

The Rules:
- Answer each of the questions below using the Flickr Search engine.
- Choose a photo from the first three pages.
- Copy the URL of your favorite photo into this site:
- Save mosaic to some form of photo hosting thing, and share with the world.

1. First Name
2. Favorite Food
3. Hometown
4. Favorite Color
5. Celebrity Crush
6. Favorite Drink
7. Dream Vacation
8. Favorite Dessert
9. What I Want To Be When I Grow Up
10. What I Love Most In The World
11. One Word That Describes Me
12. My LiveJournal Name*

* I had to spell my LJ username differently because there were no matches when I used my proper one.

Pictures here )

And the fandom meme from [ profile] matitablu

Pick a fictional character/ character from a fandom I know and I'll answer the following questions.

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. Likewise if you dislike the character.

2) Is he/she important to the general plot?

3) Can you relate to this character at all? Do they grip you emotionally?

4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?

5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by their relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)

6) Is there anything about the character you would change?

7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how do you see yourself interacting with him/her? (Would you get along well? Fall in love with? Dislike? Friendly rivalry? etc etc)

8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?

9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about (if you dislike) to someone whose new to the fandom?

10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?
gothikmaus: (Daria skull)
I saw this meme in [ profile] irisbleufic's journal earlier and just couldn't resist. I wanted to start recording right away, but there were workers still hammering away in the afternoon, so I had to wait until I came back from the usual Thursday magazine meeting.

Also, please remember English isn't my native language, so this is probably going to sound a bit fake, but that's the way I sound when I speak English. The volume's a bit low, sorry.

1) Your name and/or username
2) Where you're from
3) The following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, Direction, Naturally, Aluminium and Herbs.
4) What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
5) What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
6) What do you call gym shoes?
7) What do you say to address a group of people?
8) What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
9) What do you call your grandparents?
10) What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
11) What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
12) What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

13) Read this passage from The Speech Accent Archive:
Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.
gothikmaus: (Default)
Before I go get ready for tonight:

Usual end of year meme )
gothikmaus: (Sherlock/John snow)
Meme seen on my flist. All my fanart is posted in my LJ under the fanart tag and can be found in my fanart gallery as well.

Total number of pieces of fanart:
27 + 3 Christmas cards I haven't posted in my LJ

Fandom breakdown:
23 Sherlock Holmes (canon, Granada, BBC and a few crossovers), 3 Die Ärzte (only 1 posted), 1 Bela B y Los Helmstedt comic, 1 Doctor Who, 1 Doctor Who/Die Ärzte crossover.

Overall Thoughts:
I drew more than I thought I would. I have to thank the Sherlock Holmes fandom for the inspiration. I'm also glad I finally got to use my graphic table more.

More behind the cut )


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