charon
25 May 2010 @ 06:46 pm
One last time ... Lost!
Or probably not, I might have something more to say once the complete box set has been released and is cheap enough for me to afford it. But for now ...

... bigger on the inside )

Did I like it? Yes, I think I did ... but, I'm still in the process of understanding that it's all over now *lol*


On other news: I'm in sailing heaven. Which means that I'm tired and smelly and sunburned ... and happy. Because the weather was finally good enough for a longer trip and the timing was so perfect too, because we had a long weekend here in Germany.

ETA: I totally forgot - I went to a Doctor Who TV club event. It was fun to watch with others, but the concept was pretty much to introduce the audience to the show and I don't need an introduction. I met others who felt the same way, but we didn't really mind. Because, a Doctor Who event in GERMANY! How rare is that?! I'll probably tell my grandchildren about it ... :p
Tags:
location: on the sea
how: tired
charon
14 May 2010 @ 07:57 pm
Lost in books again
Someone on my LJ f-list recently reviewed Trainspotting and said it was hard to read (or something along these lines). I got that book quite a while ago, because I like the film and I always wanted to read the book and I found a pretty hardcover edition. Now, our unread books are piled in the living room and my Trainspotting copy sticks out because the back is bright orange, so I had a couple of people asking me if I read the book ... and now, while I'm on a mission to shrink my "to read" pile before it collapses, I finally started with this one.

Well, it IS hard to read. Not that I don't understand it or anything ... it's just that you get bits and pieces from the lives of several characters in what seems to be no particulare order. I'm like half way through and I still don't have an idea about the timeline. It all feels so very random. On the plus side, it's the perfect book to read between things, because you can put it down after a few pages. And I might even put it down more permanently, since the new Sookie book is really calling me ...


Lost: Smokey didn't even get a name? No wonder he wants to get the hell off that island ...
how: nerdy
charon
14 April 2010 @ 09:13 pm
Your car is very tardis-like ... I thought it would be cleaner
I'm feeling old. Me and Marco just talked about music videos and our youth as children of the Viva 2 (most awesome music channel ever) generation ... and it all feels like history and in a way it is. It's been over 8 years since they shut Viva 2 down and it all went rapidly downhill from there on to hit the bottom where the stupid reality shows are waiting. Back then, you got the see the whole video from beginning to end, and the only interruption was a little text at the bottom to tell you the name of the artist and the song ... *sigh* ... those were the days.

Anyho, on to the fun stuff. I caught up with a couple of things:

Lost: I LOVE it when they do stuff like the Desmond episode that destroyed a couple of the most populare flash sideways theories. It's Lost after all, you can't expect to have anything figured out in the middle of the season ... or five minutes before the season finale ends, for that matter.

Doctor Who: "There's a star whale, waiting in the sky. He'd like to come and meet us, but he thinks he'd blow our minds ..."   (I admit, I had to borrow quite a bit of stuff from David Bowie for that totally serious review)

Reading: Her Fearfull Symetry. Not sure if I like it as much as Time Traveler's Wife, but it was weird enough to keep me entertained and I don't understand the complaints about the ending. I guess I just don't need a happily ever after for everyone ...

Gym: After months without exercising properly ... pain.
how: sore
charon
17 March 2010 @ 08:41 pm
Is a Dalek a wise investment?
One of the most stupid things on German TV? During the commercial break of several TV stations you get to hear something like "Which letter follows A? a)B or b)x - call now and win 500 Euros!" That's a question I made up of course, but the questions really ARE that stupid. Last night, they asked if a)muscles or b)flippers are part of the human body. Of course, the whole thing is designed for stupid people who don't realize, that you have to call a fucking expensive number and that they'll gladly give the 500 Euros to one "lucky" winner, because they made 1000 Euros with the idiots who did call the number ...

Talking TV ... Lost. I'm probably really into it this season because it's the last one, but it's really good so far. I might be in the minority, but I hope it won't turn into one big question solving. So far, they have maintained the mystery while answering a couple of questions on the way and I really hope it stays that way. I don't want an answer to everything, that would take so much of the mystery and the weirdness away.

I sniffed my way through a couple of shower gels yesterday, to find a new one I like, and I found one that smelled exactly like Hubba Bubba strawberry (a bubble gum), while another one smelled like Cuja Mara Split (passion fruit/vanilla icecream) ... the person who created these was probably reliving his childhood memories of a summer at the pool. That's what I was remided of anyway.
how: busy
location: melting winter wonderland
charon
13 August 2009 @ 09:34 pm
No draft restoring over here ;-)
- ordering a little handy copy of Twelfth Night and getting a recommendation for Breaking Dawn? Fail.

- my sucking (no pun intended) vampire book found a new home. Win. I couldn't be bothered to finish it after all, so I traded it in.

- they just said "I've got a bad feeling about this" in Doctor Who from 1964. See? Everything is connected by the force! < / star wars geek moment >

- I'm sure when a restaurant has an "all you can eat" buffet this is not meant to be some kind of challenge.

- I'm missing some LJ comments / replies to comments ... since there have been problems with hackers I won't list this under "fail" but it is a bit annoying. Sorry if I didn't reply to someone though.

- True Blood is awesome when it has vampire scenes, for everything else there's the >> button.

- Also, "Matt Parkmann to return to Lost?" is all kinds of wrong, because for one thing it shows that the "journalist" is too stupid to google the name of an actor when he doesn't know it and also because Matt Parkmann has never been in Lost in the first place, which makes a RETURN highly unlikely. Although, of course, we are talking about Lost. And the Lost writers are a bit on the mental side and the writers of Heroes have created more pointless plot twists that I care to remember ... so maybe, maybe the abilities in Heroes turn out to be the result of a Dharma experiment and Matt, eh, finds out and stuff and eh ends up on the Lost island because Hawaii is really kind of nice ...
location: Lost
how: thirsty
what: Abney Park
charon
23 July 2009 @ 06:12 pm
Lost University!
Lost University!!! How awesome is this?
"Introductory physics of time travel" !!!! Sign me up for that, please! And there's a course run by Jeremy Davies/Daniel Faraday too!

I thought they might come up with another interactive web feature to keep fans interrested and ready for the very last season (*sniff*), like they had these Dharma websites between previous seasons.

But this looks like a much better idea, because it seems to connect the show with real knowledge. I own quite a few books from the reading lists of the physics and philosophy courses, so I know they are real books and actually good reads too. OMG, people might actually end up smarter!
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what: -
location: Lost campus
charon
16 July 2009 @ 11:34 pm
Lost in asia
- Is Lost very popular in Asia? Because I was wearing my Dharma shirt today (just a normal polo shirt with a Dharma orchid logo on the left side of the chest. Nothing big and flashy to say "Look at me, I'm a Lost fan!") and this asian looking couple was all excited and asked if they could take a picture ... they didn't speak any of my languages, which is why I have no idea what was going on and why I can only say they were "asian looking" ...

- And is Lost Science Fiction and if yes, why not? There's science and there is fiction, loads of it. Still, it's never labeled Science Fiction. Why is that? Is it only Science Fiction when there are spaceships or aliens or when it's set in space or the future? Unless we'll find out that Jacob and his kind are actually aliens none of these things apply to Lost. Discuss ;-)
Tags:
what: torchwood soundtrack
location: the flying ant farm
how: curious
charon
15 May 2009 @ 09:19 pm
Lost ...
Just dropping in quickly to post my opinion on Lost ... please tell me what your thoughts on the finale are ...

Die, Kate, die )
Also, when is Lost coming back?! I really really need to look into new shows when I'm back, because there's nothing at all on my schedule at the moment.
Tags:
how: busy
location: behind the final frontier
what: something random
charon
09 May 2009 @ 11:58 pm
Space, the final frontier ...
... these are the voyages of Captain Charon and Doctor Marco ... who boldly go where no man has gone before and tried to get in a Star Trek showing without pre-ordered tickets. Cause their bloody pre-order thingy was down.

*dramatic music*

And suceeded!!! Yiha! And it was totally worth it too. Loved the movie! :D

Ok, I think since there was a problem with the system no one was able to pre-order and some people probably didn't try to get the tickets directly at the counter instead. But still ... we had mentally planned a boring night at the pub already.



On other news:
Lost: Something bloody and final needs to happen to Kate. I'm so bored of her. Also, Ben's status of resident bad ass is in danger and I'm not sure if I approve of that.

I noticed last night that I haven't posted any icon sets this year. When did real life become too busy to make icons? I'm back in the mood now though ... although, I will never be able to watch Angels and Demons and keep a straight face, not after all the Spanish Inquisition quotes that came in my mind while working on my icons.

LJ: I'm probably just stupid, but ... did they change to comment setting? Because I used to get my comments mailed and that was it. Now they are aditionally showing up in my inbox and I can't find a way to get that back to normal. Comments mailed - yes, Comments in the inbox - No

DW: I has a Flexible Squares layout!!! Thanks to [personal profile] eumelkeks who was linked by someone to a link that linked to ... well, you get the idea ... *lol*
how: relaxed