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Meme, stolen from [ profile] eumelia.

List five of your favourite TV shows:

A) Babylon 5
B) Torchwood
C) Angel
D) Doctor Who (that is, New Who; and at least for the moment not counting S5.)
E) Buffy

And then answer the following questions: )

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Another meme, stolen from [ profile] timberwolfoz.

80 questions )
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Depressing back-to-depressing,-depressing-work week, completely unerholt apparently; bad period, and yesterday it snowed again with temperatures back below zero. 'Sick and tired' doesn't even begin to cover it. Gah. Gah.

Meme, stolen from [ profile] elisi and [ profile] alba17.

List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it. Let's see who has what!

Babylon 5: complete, except for the pilot and films, which I've always been meaning to buy, but somehow never got around to.
Torchwood: complete
Doctor Who: complete New Who + City of Death and Genesis of the Daleks
Angel: complete
Buffy: complete
Firefly: complete + Serenity
Smallville S1-5*
Andromeda: S1-3 + the bits of S4 that still had Tyr in it
QaF:UK: complete
Bob and Rose, if that counts as a TV show
Life on Mars (UK): complete
Hornblower, if that counts
Due South: the RayK season(s)
Battlestar Galactica: complete
Rome: S1*
Farsacpe S1-3
ST:DS9 S1*
Oz: S1, watched the rest on YouTube & found it too depressing to actually justify buying the DVDs.

* vaguely intending to continue, but something shinier & newer was always... shinier and newer. And in the case of SV I'm mostly just too afraid to get my heart (even more) broken by Lex's arc.


Because it fits the season: Кино, Апрель/Kino, April

There's frost on the ground
Everything's been touched by ice,
I hear the music of thawing snow dripping only in my dreams
It snows heavily like a wall
And it snows all day,
And behind that wall, there's April.

And he comes, and he'll bring Spring with him,
And he'll scatter the army of grey clouds,
And when we all look into his eyes,
His melancholy eyes will look back at us.
House doors will be opened,
It's no good if you keep standing, you'd better sit down..
And when we all look into his eyes,
We'll see the sun's light in those eyes... [...]

(Translation stolen from here, because I'm 1) lazy, and 2) while I essentially do understand the lyrics with the help of a dictionary, not really good or advanced enough to make a translation that is more than just bare bones.)

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Feeling somewhat saner.

Meme, via [ profile] elisi:

Let’s make a TARDIS wave throughout LJ.

When you see this entry, post a picture of the show (aka Doctor Who) on your own journal.

Because I love the Ood. :)
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Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in
1. writing score: 18 [Not so much; I'm already more than happy when I manage to express myself somewhat adequately.]
2. literature score: 18 [Would have thought I'd included that anyway.]
3. coffee score: 13 [Oh dear. Do I have Jack/Ianto on my interests-list? I thought not? Or is everyone an obsessive coffee drinker? Anyway. I'm happy enough that my stomach is willing to deal with instant chocolate cappucino again.]
4. books score: 13 [See. no.2.]
5. poetry score: 12 [*slinks away, embarrassed* I have no brain for poetry. Although I used to like it when I was younger...]
6. movies score: 11 [*shrug* I have a tag.]
7. psychology score: 10 [I guess. I never thought of adding it as an interest; it's part of life, what we are.]
8. painting score: 10 [Hm. I guess.]
9. travel score: 10 [Eh. I do like to see other places, but I'm not what you'd call a passionate traveller, because it always takes me a while to adapt to new surroundings & situations, &c.]
10. philosophy score: 10 [*is woefully uneducated therein and doesn't really have the patience or energy to amend that*]
11. museums score: 9 [I guess.]
12. traveling score: 9 [See no. 9.]
13. dancing score: 9 [NO. Don't let the belly dancing fool you. Major teenage trauma.]
14. russia score: 9 [I guess?]
15. cooking score: 9 [No, no, and more no.]
16. friends score: 9 [I already have a hard enough time making & keeping them. *is a hermit*]
17. dogs score: 9 [No, sorry. If anything, I'm a cat person.]
18. radiohead score: 9 [Meh. I own, what was it called, the one with Everything in its Right Place? But still meh.]
19. oscar wilde score: 9 [In my late teens.]
20. comics score: 8 [Not so much, sorry.]

Type your username here to find out what interests it suggests for you.

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Survived the four weeks from hell with the 48 hours, the stress and the crazy people (prime example today the guy who wouldn't stop babbling about some alleged conspiracy to hide the truth that it was actually the Germans who constructed the first turbojet plane, and it went downhill form there in all the sad, but sadly not unexpected, ways...) and the stupid people and the annoying people (but also the nice lady who brought me a Demel Cremeschnitte, which, all right, is not my favourite pastry ever, but clearly she couldn't have known that, and it was super-nice regardless) and stupid boss person upsetting me a couple of days ago, resulting in me being completely distracted and, as a result, money missing in the evening; and the heat and sweating, and endless dusting, &c.. Sorry to have been so uncommunicative lately, but I lost my ability to talk in ways that actually make sense along with my brain a while ago. I haven't been asleep before midnight so often in a very, very long while. I also need to quit the chocolate addiction that started with the move related stress this spring; I've been eating incredibly unhealthily lately and I will start with my morning runs again next week. I'm not happy with my body at the moment, but I simply haven't had the energy for anything except the odd walk on a weekend, and some days simply weren't survivable without chocolate.

But on the bright side of things, I'll have a lot of free time in the near future, because I have some 60 hours of overtime to get rid of.

Before the Christmas horror starts, that is.

And because I'm still pretty much brainless, meme I picked up somewhere on friendsfriends...

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. So here is the game! Hit shuffle on your ipod or mp3 player and write down the first 25 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun! Then tag your friends.

Complication - NIN
String Quartet No. 8, Largo - Shostakowitch
Pinion - NIN
From A Distance - John Barrowman
Uf Dem Anger. Florit Silva Nobilis - Orff, Carmina Burana
Go the Distance - Daniel Boys
Ein Sommernachtstraum (Intermezzo) - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Easy to Love - John Barrowman
First Love - Adele
Троллейбус - Кино
Abba - Voulez Vous
Мама анархия - Кино
Love Duet (Boris Godunov) - Mussorsky
A New Life - Pet Shop Boys
Lección 10 - 3 Para Ir A La Feria De Sevilla, Ein Spanischkurs Für Anfänger
Mantra - Tool
Süsser die Glocken nie klingen
Lección 18 - Aussprachetraining, Ein Spanischkurs Für Anfänger
Blues for the Orient - Yusef Lateef
Don Giovanni, Atto 2 - 15. Il Mio Tesoro Intanto - Mozart
Titel 02 (Bauchtanzkurs 2009)
We Believe - RHCP
I Made It Through The Rain - John Barrowman
Friendship - John Barrowman, Jodie Prenger, Daniel Boys
Eraser - NIN
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Post your drive meme, pt. 4; this time with a theme. :)

including a couple of maybe slightly (but tatsefully) nsfw pictures )

No walk; simply too tired.

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TV meme, since sleep isn't really an option right now.

Back in the Day: 5 TV Shows You Loved As A Kid
Difficult. As a kid I was only actually allowed to occasionally watch Flipper, Lassie and maybe Biene Maja at my grandmother's, since for Serious Pedagogic Reasons (tm) we didn't have a TV, and I don't have any particular fond memories of any of those, so it'll mostly be shows I watched when I was a bit older and we had had more freedom to hop over and watch pedagogically worthless TV there after school when our parents were working. The Barbapapas (#) do count, though. :)
Then, a bit later... # Raumschiff Enterprise (ST:TOS)
# I don't even remember what it was called in German, but the one with with the three guys whom I kind of slashed long before I ever found out about slash and the boat and the pink helicopter?
# Trapper John.
# Knight Rider. *blush* *more bush* *buries face in hands* I can't even understand why, but I really loved it then. My sort-of best friend at the time even made me accompany her to a David Hasselhoff concert. In my defence I can only say that I grew up soon thereafter and started to obsess over David Bowie.

The rest of the questions, since I seem to be completely incapable of filling out a simple meme in a non-rambling way. )
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Entirely TW-unrelated iTunes meme:

Instructions: Open up your iTunes (or WinAmp, or whatever, though iTunes is easiest for this I think) and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be.

How many songs total: 1314
How many hours or days of music: 4,4 days

Most recently played: Kommunikation (2) Russisch Aufbauwortschatz [Russian Vocabulary Trainer, slightly advanced version]

Most played: NIN, HYPERPOWER! [which strangely enough has 38 plays, whereas the following three tracks from Year Zero only have 33 plays each - apparently there were a couple of times when I decided that I wasn't in the mood for NIN after all...]

Most recently added: *shiftyeyes* Can I skip the JB interview I downloaded earlier in favour of Места для шага вперед (A place to step forward) by КИНО from the Лучшие песни 82-88 compilation?

Sort by song title.
First Song:
A, vot i vi! from Tchaikowsky's Eugen Onegin
Last Song: 999,999 from NIN's The Slip [which I listened to exactly once]

Sort by time.
Shortest Song:
Not counting booklets, The Mustard from BtVS's Once More With Feeling (0:18)
Longest Song: Un-cut-up version of last year's Music Under The Stars concert with JB (2:40:20)

Sort by album.
First album:
Actually, by the Pet Shop Boys
Last album: The end of the list is completely cluttered up with JB interviews I somehow never deleted after listening to. The last actual album is T.a.t.u.'s 200 По Встречной (200 km/h In The Wrong Lane), which is every bit as embarrassing. *sigh* This meme complains fails at making me look cool.

First song that comes up on Shuffle: Especially In Michigan by the RHCP from Stadium Arcadium

Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death -
6 [And can I add that Torchwood - Original Television Soundtrack is responsible for 4 of those? Figures. Also, oops, did I say TW-unrelated?]
Life - 4
Love - 35 [And JB is responsible for about half of those.]
Hate - 1 [Erasure's I Love To Hate You, bought from iTunes in a fit of 80ies nostalgia.]
You - 84 [D'uh? Stupid search term.]
Sex - 17 [But only because I have the RHCP's Blood Sugar Sex Magic on iTunes]

And if it weren't 1:30 in the morning I'd probably be anal retentive enough to do the stats part in German, even if there's hardly any German music on my ITuses and then pull out the dictionaries and do it in Turkish, Russian and Italian (there's bound to be 'love' and 'hate' in Don Giovanni, I suppose), but as it is I think I'll pass & go to bed. *yawn*
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Because it's been an exhausting day, although rather unnecessarily so and mostly of my own making, which is really a bit pathetic, and I'm tired (but not quite tired enough to actually brush my teeth & go to bed), frustrated & cranky, and mostly just listlessly staring at the monitor and aimlessly clicking through stuff.

Post Your Drive meme, pt. 3.

a mixed bag, but leaning towards the fanish side )
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*procrastinates like whoa*

Post Your Drive meme, part 2. Not allowed to talk about them, as per the rules, but will answer questions. *g*

pictures 1-10 )

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Meme, snagged from [ profile] carose59


I invite everyone to do the same; for each "round" post ten images that have survived the weeding process for some unknown reason or some private reason; some image that's reflective of your personality or your life or your dreams and goals. Old boyfriends, yourself from school (or passed out on the lawn), pictures you thought were amusing, or guys you thought were hot, the wedding dress you wanted to buy, the car you used to have, ANYTHING that is somehow essentially YOU in nature; reflective of your inner self. If we spoke in pictures, and you were going to tell me about yourself and your life; what images would I see?

RULES (because we must have some) or let's call them 'Parameters': )

No captions?! I'm not allowed to endlessly ramble and justify myself?! Gah. *sits on fingers*

1 - 10 )

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Meme. Because it's Sunday and I should be doing Russian homework, but am very unenthusiastic about it, mostly because it's boring and repetitive and all kinds of blah.

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever .
1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Underline the shows you own on DVD (at least one season).
4. Post your answers.

50 - 1 )

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Meme, because [ profile] carose59 tagged me.

Q & A )

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Sorry for all the Christmas/NewYear drama. *is ashamed*

Meme, stolen from [ profile] davenport_6

Q & A )

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meme 1 :: birthday )

meme 2 :: colours )

In conclusion, scary.

And now onto the overdue Russian homework.

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Meme, stolen from [ profile] davenport_6.

Q & A )

[edited for possibly confusing initials]

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Meme, stolen from [ profile] davenport_6:

Rules: When you see this meme immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.

1. Go to your desktop and press the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
2. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and doing a Paste (CTRL + V).
3. Post the picture on your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop if you want. You can explain why you prefer such a look or why it is full of icons. Things like that.
4. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well.

Mine, and I even managed to resist the urge to do a thorough cleaning before screencapping, despite the somewhat embarrassing results... )

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Meme, from somewhere on friendsfriends, which I thought was kind of cool & interesting & useful since recently I've got the feeling that I've been annoying the people who liked my photos with all the Torchwood stuff and, well, total lack of photos, the people who friended me for the Torchwood stuff with not posting about that very much either, and just about everyone with too much depressive whining. So, this is everyone's chance to tell me what you want to read about. *g*

1. It begins with a list of all 26 letters of the alphabet.
2. Comment with something for me to talk about that starts with one of those letters. Make me babble about anything -- TV shows, actors, actresses, food, etc. Be creative.
[ETA: Or not. Feel free to be perfectly boring & unoriginal.] :D
3. One topic per letter -- it's like a claims list! I will cross off letters as topics appear. If you'd like to make more than one request (for different letters), go for it. Just don't steal all the letters.
[ETA: I doubt this will be a problem...]
4. I will post a new post talking about all 26 topics given to me!
[ETA: Probably not in one single post, though.]

Further ETA: 5. Photos. If you'd rather not have me write, pick a subject and I'll take a photo of that.


[ETA: F is taken, and [ profile] fpb did steal all the letters, which means a lot of inspiration for me, but also - my journal, my rules - that they're still free for everyone else to pick.]

Annonymous commenting is on, if there are any bored lurkers out there. *g* ::is slightly desperate for inspiration::

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That's a bit scary, actually. solitary_summer took the free personality test!

"Needs a peaceful environment. Wants release from s..."

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