Sep. 28th, 2012 10:23 am
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve/Danno)
Short clip from H50 3x02.

There are spoilers, obviously )
gothikmaus: (D'oh!)
We're going to play a bit of this song as well tomorrow night. Just for the lulz. I lost count of how many clichés they managed to cram into this video...


Mar. 1st, 2012 09:19 pm
gothikmaus: (Die beste Band der Welt)
So, the new DÄ single:

I'm sorry Bela, but Farin's songs are waaay more catchy. Even if I must admit "Unrockbar" and "Junge" had pretty much the exact same structure. Or maybe that's the reason why they're so damn catchy...

There are more new videos on the band's YouTube channel.
gothikmaus: (Berlin)
I've just read an article about Berlin and now I'm all nostalgic. And watching this video didn't help either:

Now I just want to go to the Maybachufer market, grab a Gözleme and wander around with my camera. Too bad I'm 1000 Km away. Sigh.

Why. WHY.

Jan. 24th, 2012 11:52 am
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve *facepalm*)
When we finally think the world will stop making fun of us because of our Prime Minister, THIS happens:

*headdesk multiple times*

I'm sorry to say this, because it was a tragedy and people died, but really? Did the captain really think he could get away with such a ridiculous excuse? He deserves all the mocking he's getting.
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
I'm sure my Sherlockian friends have already seen this, but in case you haven't:


I'm using a cut because I'm kind and don't want to spoil )


(New Sherlock and new H50 on the 1st and 2nd January. I'm gonna die.)
gothikmaus: (Die beste Band der Welt)
I dreamed of Die Ärzte last night! It had been ages since I'd had a dream about "celebrities". It started off with an old friend from school telling me she loved my fics, followed by me freaking out because OMGWTF my RL friends know I write fic. Then we went to a DÄ concert, where Bela came up to me to say hello and asked me if I had already met the rest of the band. I told him I only knew them by name and he proceeded to introduce me to Farin, who was "enchanted" to meet me (the dream was in English, btw, that's what I get for reading fanfic right before going to sleep). Sadly, I woke up before they could introduce me to Rod.

I miss the good old days in the DÄ fandom. I'd love to go to a concert next year, but I have big plans for next summer and I don't know if I can squeeze in a trip to Germany to see a gig. And of course most of the dates are already sold out. Oh, well, I'll see what I can do when the time comes.

Talking about something else, this man is so adorable I could die.

Even if those 3 things are the most predictable things ever. But the language/culture geek in me loves the fact that he uses index, middle and ring finger to indicate the number 3, I'm all for little details like that. And that little smile at the end is so adorable I don't know what to do with myself. <3


Nov. 6th, 2011 08:10 pm
gothikmaus: (Moonlight - Angsty Mick)
I've finally found a place that makes bagels! *tears of joy* Bagels are not easy to find in Italy, but a couple of weeks ago I remembered there's an American bakery somewhere in Milan, so I did a bit of searching on line and found out the bakery has become a small chain with 4 shops and they have special brunch menus on the weekend. I went there with my friends today and it was divine. Also, our waiter was a gorgeous Brazilian guy, tall, lean, dark hair, nerdy glasses and he had such an adorable accent, at first I thought he was American or at least from an English-speaking country, he didn't sound Portuguese at all. So, all in all, a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday.

And walking around the city centre under a light drizzle with only a few people around reminded me that I do like Milan, even if I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it at times.


God, the way he speaks at the beginning. GUH.

ETA: Also, this interview?

The very last question about his vamp teeth?

"I can perform all kinds of lewd acts."

Well, thank you for the mental image, Alex. Thank you very much.
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve/Danno prison)
Stolen from [ profile] leupagus, because it needs to be shared.

A preview of 2x08. There aren't any real spoilers, but don't watch it if you want to be completely spoiler-free.

I laughed so much. So, so much. These two. ♥
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
So, there's this "Damn, Your Fandom Is Good At What You Do" Fest where you basically set the characters of your fandom in your workplace or field of expertise. And because I faced my fair share of absurd situations in my old job, I wrote my own AU where the Five-0 guys are IT consultants:

Five-0: IT consultancy and more

While I was writing it I realised I've managed to forget an awful lot in the last two years and I'm so very, very happy about it. Sherlock would be proud of me for getting rid of useless information. XD

EDIT: Just found this on YouTube. I'm DYING. XD

gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
Just said bye bye to 20 cm (8 in) of hair. It hasn't been so short since university. This haircut is actually quite similar to the one I had when I was still in uni, longer in the front and shorter in the back. I used to straighten it back then, but this new and improved version looks good even if I leave it curly (because I'm lazy and I don't want to spend more than 10 minutes fixing my hair in the morning, thank you very much.) It's also quite similar to how it looks in my ID picture, the one I'm very proud of, because I'm wearing a razor blade in my ear. A small one, but still. A razor blade. Ah, the good old times...

I've also just found this video. Oh, Alex, you big goof, you. <3

You can still see the tattoos on his forearms! I guess he had them removed completely after he left the series? Or are they still there and get covered up all the time? Such important questions...
gothikmaus: (Raucherfetisch)
Because I'm a hopeless fangirl and I clearly spend too much time online, here's the extended version of the Alex O'Loughlin interview I posted yesterday:

I adore this man. The way he goes "WHAT?!" when the woman says Scott didn't want to take off his shirt (yeah, Alex, I bet he takes it off all the time when he's with you) and then just snorts with laughter. And the Star Trek references. And when he says his publicist and all the CBS people were probably on the verge of a nervous breakdown because of all the bullshit he was saying. Never, ever change. <3

And a Scott Caan interview too:

Oh, Scotty, you're sooo smooth. I loved how he looked lost for a moment there when the interviewer said "I'm not wearing a shirt, I'm wearing a dress". Pwnd, Scotty. XD
gothikmaus: (Ink kink)
So, the new Hawaii Five-0 episode. I'll just say that my favourite bit of dialogue was this:

Danny: "Well, let's see what she looks like when she gets done with Sgt. Slaughter's boot camp."
Steve: "What's that supposed to mean?"
Danny: "Let's just try to not get the new girl blown up, kidnapped, shot on her first day. That's all. Could we do that, Steven?"
Steve: "I can't guarantee that."

Also, I found it kind of adorable the way both Steve and Danny were acting around Lori, what with Danny being all gentlemanly and apologising for Steve having been practically raised by wolves and going "She's cute, she's very cute" and Steve being all flirty in the café. Having worked in places where I often was the only girl (and the latest addition to the team, being a consultant and all), I can confirm that male colleagues will behave exactly like that, because they want to show off their best side. For about a week, then they'll just consider you one of the guys and go back to being their beastly selves. XD

Also, I wanted to share this silly little vid:

A couple of considerations:

1) Of course Alex is more dangerous when he's naked. He only has to flash a bit of skin to cause multiple heart attacks. He's a weapon of mass destruction.

2) He's such a flirt. When he said "I thought of you every day", I just had to think of this. That poor woman didn't stand a chance.

3) His f*cking accent, I swear it's rubbing off on me. Not that it takes much for me to pick up accents, I once spent one day in Florence and came back talking as if I had spent my whole life there. But this is ridiculous, I managed not to get an American accent after actually spending 3 weeks there, I'm NOT going to pick up an Aussie accent just from watching online interviews. Damn.
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve/Danno)
Deleted scenes from 1.24, stolen from [ profile] delicatale.

If I didn't have work to do, 3 articles to hand in by Thursday and a punch bag to beat up tonight, I'd write so much angst/UST right now. I mean, Steve. Steve. He just wants Danny to be happy. And Danny. He thought he had everything he wanted until he finally realises he left out an important part of the equation and doesn't know what to do. Did I fall into a fanfic here? Did I? (And I mean a good fanfic, not a HP7-epilogue kind of thing.)

God, I've wanted to write an angsty fic ever since watching the finale, but angst is difficult to write. But this. This is exactly the set-up I had in mind. And it's canon. Oh, my heart. T_T

I need an angsty Steve/Danny icon after this.
gothikmaus: (ROCK ON)
The first official video of my friends "Deluded by Lesbians" is finally online! Have a look! (OMG I can see myself in the crowd towards the end. XD)

These are the guys I use to practise my "photography skills". I should really update my online portfolio now that I think about it...
gothikmaus: (YAY!)
My weekend has officially started. Tomorrow's a bank holiday and I took a day off on Friday, I stayed at work a bit longer today so I could finish the most urgent things. And if something comes up, my boss can take care of it from France. I also handed in all my articles for this week. I had the culture and sport page this time around: this week we have a special feature on the local basketball team, next week I'll write about football and the one after that about volleyball.

I just want to sleep until midday tomorrow, eat a big brunch and enjoy having the flat all to myself.

In yesterday's post I talked about British vs American English and a couple of people mentioned the Australian accent too. Well, maybe it's because I've only ever talked to one Australian in my whole life, and she had been living in England for 2 years at the time, so her accent wasn't so strong, but I have no idea what the "Aussie accent" sounds like.

For example, in this interview Alex O'Loughlin (who is my latest celebrity crush, by the way) says "'Cos I'm just Jenny from the block" and apparently he says it with an Aussie accent?

From 2:41

I consider myself quite a language geek and I love the English language, but if I think about it, I realise there's a lot I don't know. Not just the Australian accent, even the Irish accent, I have no idea how Irish people sound. Does anyone on my flist have links to clips, snippets from films etc. where I could hear different accents? I could just go to the Speech Accent Archive, but there are just so many times I can listen to "Please call Stella..." :P

(Or maybe I could just watch "Australia". What's the running time again, 12 hours?)
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
Sorry people, but I've been fangirling over this for the last couple of hours:

Oh, Benedict. ♥♥♥ I think I died when Alan Carr asked him "Did you go to Eton?" and he replied "No, the other place. Hogwarts." XD

Also, poor baby being made fun of because of his name in school. I've said it before, but personally I don't see what's so funny about it. It must sound hilarious to native speakers, though. Anyway, I feel his pain, I had some awful nicknames because of my surname too. And people still get it wrong. Sometimes I get phone calls and the person on the other end asks "Miss Xxxxxxx?" I used to correct them and say "It's Xxxxxx", but now I simply say "No." After that there are usually a couple of seconds of silence and then "Oh, it's Xxxxxx, sorry." What the hell, it's only 6 letters, there are no Xs, Ys, Ws or any other letter that's not part of the Italian alphabet, it shouldn't be that difficult.

Whatever. Oh, and I've just realised the first boy I've ever kissed was called Benedict. And I met him in London. :O Pity it wasn't him. XD

EDIT: I'm probably the only person on the internet who didn't know this site until now, but man, it's BRILLIANT! XD
gothikmaus: (*LOL*)
These are a bit old, but it's incredible how the first one is still so topical. Even more topical now than when it was first broadcast.

And this is the only reason why I'm proud to come from Milan:

It's funny, yes, but if you really think about it, it's pretty tragic too...
gothikmaus: (Olsen - Yeah baby)
The pseudo-NaNo project is going slowly, but I've always been a very slow writer, so that's not surprising. The positive thing is that I've worked on it every day this week, even if it was just to add a couple of paragraphs in the middle of the night. If I manage to keep it up, I may even have a chance at finishing, if not by the end of November, at least within a couple of months. It's a bit of a Penelope-project, meaning I write a scene one day (typically at night) and rewrite half of it the next morning/afternoon. I know that's not the right method, I should just keep writing and go back to editing when I'm done, but editing actually helps me getting started, so instead of just staring blankly at the screen for half an hour, I reread what I already have. Baby steps are better than no steps at all.

Sooo faaar awaaay...

My two mini-articles were published in the newspaper! One of them was just a random piece of local news, but the guy I talked to sent us a brilliant pic, so it ended up on the front page. XD I also did some editing for a few articles written by another girl and got to use XPress. I like having something to do, although I'm not sure when (or even if) they'll pay me.

Random video moment:

1) Someone posted this at [ profile] shkinkmeme. I don't think I need to explain:

Beach Rumble from Alec Lourmier on Vimeo.

2) I found this link somewhere on tumblr, Benedict Cumberbatch being adorable:

Favourite part:

"Sorry, Paul."



Oct. 15th, 2010 05:23 pm
gothikmaus: (Simon Gallup is my hero)
Job interview wasn't too bad, the job in itself wouldn't be my first choice (or second, or third), but it's the only one I have at the moment, so I'll consider it. I have a second interview at the end of the month, even if I'm praying every deity I've ever heard of to let me find something else in the meantime. Not bloody likely. It would be only temporary anyway, I'd step in for a woman on maternity leave.

The funny thing about today, though, is that when I arrived at the office I saw a man and a woman waiting to enter and I thought "He looks familiar, I've seen him before. But where?" And then it occurred to me he was the singer from Easy Cure! I know he works for a pr agency, probably the brand where I had my interview uses that agency for its campaigns. I wanted to walk up to him and say hi (I've seen quite a few of their gigs, I even went to London to see them!), but in the end I didn't. Even if I guess I could've gone to him and asked if they had any vacancies. Again, not bloody likely. By the way, I've just had a look at their site and they're playing in Rome tonight - 600 km from here. I wonder if they even rehearsed.

The world is truly a tiny little place.

EDIT: Most adorable Life on Mars clip ever, y/y?


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