rikke_leonhart: Owl (Perfume - lights)

Hello everyone! Are you all enjoying the summer? I am :D I've been traveling a little bit and the days since I got back have been jam-packed and will continue to be, so. I'll try being all present and stuff? At least to post fic soon-ish xD

So yes, traveling! I've been to Brussels to visit Gati (:DDDD) and we went to Paris to attend the Japan Expo and also to see Perfume. Yes. Yes. YESSSSS. I'm still incredibly giddy about that and I keep telling everyone about it, I don't even care that next to no one up here knows them, I just need to share my giddiness xD

Perfume con report and mandatory flailing for those that care. It's here for those who don't care as well. )

rikke_leonhart: Owl (Arashi - Ohno/Arafes Love Situation)
This is the kind of post that only happens when I'm ill because a) I'm indisposed of doing anything productive with writing since my brain is mush, b) I'm not indisposed enough, which leads to c) I have too much free time recovering so I lurk around lj too much.

So, because I lurk around too much, I've done a friends cut, since, eh, there were a lot of people I haven't exchanged words with since friending happened? Or we just haven't spoken in a really long time? I'm so sorry, but. Sorry? No hard feelings? If you feel like I'm a stupid, stupid thing because d'uh, we talk all the time, please tell me in a nice and friendly manner?

And now with the unpleasantness being over I'll go to the complete and utter randomness of my life since the last proper update in January where I also was down with the flu. I'm sensing a pattern here. )
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Arashi - Dorks)
It's astounding how every time I declare that I'm alive and kicking I disappear. Oops?

I've been down with the flu, though /hides behind excuse. No, really. It sucks, I'm terrible at being ill, I go stir crazy the moment the choice of being indoors or not is taken from me. I mean, laziness in general is kind of difficult for me to reconcile with my constant need to be doing something, whether it's writing or something else, but I'm getting better at it, I swear. I really just prefer having the choice, is that really too much to ask? I'm just about over it now, so, all good!

Work has been really hectic and weird and scary for the past two weeks, a lot of thefts have been happening, and let me just tell you that it's not fun in any interpretation of that word to be present while that is going on. So, iPads, phones, Apple TV, a lot of stuff have been stolen. Ugh.

So yeah. Other than working as many shifts as I've been offered this January, I've passed my exams and I've been going with my trainer a lot to help her out with the horses, which is amazing and exhausting and. I really like it, the feeling of being physically exhausted, plus I get to spend time with her, which is always all kinds of hilarious and amazing. It also seems that all my friends decide to have various degrees of meltdowns in January, which is fine with me since I have better time now than when classes start up again in February, but oh my god, so much drama.

I've also gotten the go ahead to start running again YES YES YES /cheer

Fandom wise. Well, not much is happening lately, is there? I mean, Arafes is still amazing, but otherwise? The European Fanmeet in August, though = EXCITE. It's going to be amazing, I have very high expectations for the truly tremendous amount of fangirling that will happen during those days. Nothing else, I'm afraid. J-Popcon in March, I'm working on my costumes, it will be glorious, I'm not kidding. I watched the Kurt edit of last night's Glee and I ship Kurt/Adam like mad, seriously, Adam made him giggle and feel good about himself = instant win in my book. Sadly it won't be happening for more than a few episodes, Damn you, Glee. Why can't I seem to quit you? Kurt, that's why.

But Arashi, yes, I am having an insane amount of Arashi feels lately, I blame Arafes. Intense Arashi feels, intense Ohno feels and these days, very intense Nino feels. Need to rewatch this concert forever and ever. Amen. It has made me finish Muses piece 11 (YAAAY) and I am having a lot of plots floating around in my head to boot. Woe be to everyone but especially the boys. I'm not even sorry, I just have a lot of words and a lot of feels, which in this case is an explosive combination mwahahaha.

Which more or less segues into my really huge project of posting all my work on AO3, and I am already weeping like crazy at the amounf of work - which, a lot of it is because I'm a fucker who doesn't like to make things easy for myself: A lot of the corrections that I find in the fics after they've been posted, I only edit in the posts themselves, which means that the documents themselves have the incomplete versions. Sigh. I will figure it out.

Lastly! Do I know any really awesome artists here that have a way with calligraphy and kanji?

I am going to put up a post one of these days about writing, some specific things in writing that I hope people will want to put their two cents in to, it would be really really awesome.

I miss talking to you all, I will do my best! I am leaving off this time with zomg awesome videos.

Toodles <3<3<3

Because this choreography is insanely clever and needs to be praised forever:


And this is all kinds of awesome because Face Down. FACE DOWN.

/rolls to bed
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Arashi - Ohno Monster)
Hello hello, you lovely lot, oh my goodness, life happens!

Happy belated New Year, everyone, I hope you all got through with all fingers and other body parts intact!

I've gotten some really lovely messages the past few days(♥), and yes, I'm alive, just cramming for exams, passing exams, working like crazy and trying my very best to have some semblance of life besides all that. Work this weekend was hectic, chaotic and intense - January sales have truly started. Why never in the stores I want to pillage? But I digress, I meant to thank everyone for lovely messages and comments and I will get to them, I'm sorry for the snail's pace I'm working at at the moment! I know I owe a ton of messages, I'm sorry!

I've gotten my filthy paws on a new netbook as well, so I probably won't get any writing done until that one has been set up completely. I seriously can't wait to use a computer that doesn't need to be charged all the time!

I also got my Arafes DVD, which I will watch and flail over the minute Gati gets hers!

As I mentioned three sentences in, January sales have started, and customers this weekend were a bit crazy with it, which ensured that I had my share of crazies. I especially enjoyed a conversation with a woman, who wanted to buy a 16GB USB stick:

Customer: That's... it? It's rather small, isn't it?
Rikke: Yes, it is, but I assure you, all 16GB are there.
Customer: Are you sure?
Rikke: Quite.
Customer: But how?
Rikke: ...because that's a 16GB stick? It says so on the box, I'm sorry, I can't unpack it for you unless you're sure to buy it.
Customer: Why not?
Rikke: If I break the seal, I can't sell it.
Customer: So you're sure all 16GB are there?
Rikke: You're free to count them when you get home.
Customer: Really?
Rikke: (/mentally facepalming at this point) If you buy it and you're dissatisfied with the product, you can come back and claim it defective.
Customer: Oh, nice. But how do I open it?
Rikke: (/trying to strangle snickering co-worker and trying not to sound exasperated) Right at the middle. Where it says "pull".
Customer: Oh I see. It's rather small, isn't it?
Rikke: ....
Customer: Okay, yes, thank you!
Rikke: You can just bring it to the check out line.
Coworkers: /exploding

And the guy with the Nokia.

Customer: Do you guys have the Nokia Pio Mio?
Rikke: /blinks ...I'm sorry, come again?
Customer: The Nokia Pio Mio?
Rikke: I haven't heard about it, we don't have it here. I'm sorry, I'll check it online for you?
Customer: /waits
Coworker: What's up?
Rikke: Have you heard of a Nokia Pio Mio?
Coworker: /blinks
Coworker: A what? /starts giggling
Rikke: Pio Mio. /tries not to giggle
Customer: It's really new! I though the Pio Mio name was really cute!
Coworker and Rikke exchange glances
Rikke: /tries really hard not to laugh
Rikke: /gets idea
Rikke to coworker: Maybe he means the PureView one? The 808?
Coworker: Possibly. /snickering into sleeve
Rikke: Do you mean this one, sir? /turns screen
Customer: Yes, that's exactly it!
Rikke: Well, we don't have the Pio Mio in our store or at the website either, I'm sorry.
Coworker: /has to leave because of imminent death by attempt to smother laughter
Customer: Oh okay, but thank you for the help! /leaves

We all just started laughing really hard when he left, I really didn't want to correct him, he was such a nice older man set in his ways xD

I hope you all are having a good January <3<3<3
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Arashi - Ohno Monster)
It's an Adam Lambert kind of day today.

Prettiest version of this song:

He's gorgeous and his voice is stunning, I can't with his voice and how it just hits home in every way. Four octaves, people.

And the song that, the first time I heard it, made me want to tattoo every single word of it on my body:


Just remember, you are not alone in the aftermath.
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Lana Del Rey - color)
I have successfully survived a marathon of writing three assignments, going to work and actually managing to have a life. I can't even. Met up with a friend on Tuesday because I seriously needed to do something else than staring at my computer. Was much needed, and she decided the pink tips Gati's mom did on my hair needed to be strengthened, so I now have very pink tips again. I've been running on too little sleep and too much caffeine for almost a week now, so after work yesterday, I crashed rather spectacularly.

I wake up to a text from Gati that Arafes is up for preorder, why does this always happen when I happen to be asleep? I did get First Press from Cdjapan, though, so I'm totally okay with that <3 Also sfzlugfdjhfjdfdjk GAMMICK GAME LIVE. I am so on board with that, finally we got you, Neen. And Rain just with Ohno and no back up dancers? This is going according to my plan. Popcorn goods look good, but none of them really screams at me. Might get a clearfile if I can be bothered. We'll see!

A huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] i_am_zan for the pretty card and the lovely, lovely words, it made me seriously, really happy, so thank you so much <3 I love snail mail, okay? <3
[livejournal.com profile] walking_orgy: I am working on it, uploading as we speak! I have not dropped any colorful commentary as probably you'd better listen and get your own impressions, yeah, no matter how much I'd like to shove my (clearly) unbiased opinions on you xD I also suck, I saw your comments last night after work, but yeah, collapsed, so. It was even a chance of catching you somewhat real time, but damn. Next time? <3

You all need to buy Lana Del Rey's new Paradise Edition because reasons. No, seriously, it's brilliant, I've been listening non-stop since it got out on Monday, IT'S SO GOOD. Body Electric is perfection, she sings it like she's aching, Bel Air and American are phenomenal, my god. Listen, it's fantastic. It's also really motivational, apparently, since I managed to finish my assignments almost three days before deadline, so. I thought Born To Die was the best album release for me this year, but apparently, Lana can only best herself, so the Paradise Edition easily shoves Born To Die down. If I hadn't already songficced the crap out of Born To Die, I'd do it again despite my raging hate for songfics. I can't words.

Anyway! Besides ordering Arafes, I have actually nothing to do today besides the cinema later with my trainer. We're going to watch... Breaking Dawn pt. 2. I know, I know. Seeing as I have only watched the first movie and read half of the first book, this shall probably be amusing. I have little to no idea what's happening in between, but internet assures me I'm better off without knowing. Anyway, she asked if I wanted to go with her, and it's been a long time since we've spent some quality time together, so it'll be good, even if I'm watching Twilight. /shrugs. I survived reading Fifty Shades, I can survive this.

I suppose I should now read my email, I haven't checked it since the weekend, so. I hope nothing truly groundbreaking was happening while I was assignment writing like a pro.

I also hope I can get some writing done now. My fingers are itching to write.

Please update me on your lives, lovely flist <3
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Cookie monster)
Hello everyone, how's life?

I have the cold to end all colds at the moment and during the course of the day I have lost my voice entirely despite my frantic attempts at keeping it by drinking bucketloads of tea with honey and cinnamon. I also attempted to drink coffee, but that hurt my poor, sore throat :( I'm sniffling and coughing and generally being a really unattractive mess right now, with that constant feeling of having to sneeze but not actually getting to it, eyes watering and all that jazz. I'm also sort of stuck with writing these days, so in lieu of getting anything new writing done, I'm rewriting an older piece which shall be unnamed as of yet, but I'm getting equal parts hilarity and embarrassment from it, so that's fun.

Anyway, I'm doing some redecoration of my wall where I'm putting up quotes and lyrics, so would you throw some of your favorite quotes and lyrics at me?

Thank you and enjoy your week <3<3<3
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
HELLO FLIST~~

Checking in to say I'M ALIVE, just working a lot and being generally busy. I hope you all are having a wonderful summer and that you all are well and happy :)

CARRY ON.

<3<3<3
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
LONG TIME NO SEE, FLIST.

Someone got eaten by tigers in a Danish zoo this morning. How's that for summer excitement?

Also, yesterday, I had no less than nine separate posts on my flist telling me about Colfer's flawless photoshoot. I think I got the message.

Life and more life and also a bit of fandom (and Fifty Shades bashing!), methinks. All in bullet points, perhaps. Randomness ahoy. )
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Monty Python - French Kniggit)
Halfway (and maybe a bit more, it's running away a bit from me) through finishing part six of Muses, it's coming along slow since I'm cramming for exam as well, but it's seriously keeping me sane, oh my god, stupid effing exams, it makes my brain slow, and I'm running on a mixture of exhaustion, red bull and coffee, which, I realize, is probably not the healthiest cocktail I've ever downed, but whatever. God, what a run on sentence. Definitely tired.

I want, not necessarily in this particular order:
- time to sleep
- time to write
- more time to write
- time to watch Beautiful World DVD
- time to get a new tattoo
- new nails (or new nail polish, I'm not picky)
- someone to write me fic
- a magical lamp so I can get three wishes, just because.

Priorities, I has them.

Wall of text ahead, Ohno flailing, tl;dr entry, yes, read at own risk, also a several calls for help, because apparently I've misplaced my memory. )
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
Okay, so

1) Finished second piece of Muses wooo!
2) Watched Formula 1 and skefdjskkfshfsdkjcflsd ICEMAN I LOVE YOU. Phenomenal second place. I love your monotonous speaking.
3) Continue being completely blown away by Adam Lambert.
4) SO EXCITED FOR THURSDAY OMG. GATI YAY
5) Having a pretty tight programme this coming week until Thursday with work, teaching and taking care of my trainer's horses.
6) WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHING. No really, starting piece three of Muses in a moment. I'm in love, okay.
7) Ohno's drama rocks my socks, okay. Enomoto may be the sexiest thing I've seen in a long time. Toda is still rdiculously annoying, but oh well.

HI FLIST ♥
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
Rikke speaks! Again! And rambles! Again!

(Also, heads up: trying to substitute half my coffee intake with hot chocolate and tea, so chances of incoherence are vastly higher than normal. Ye be warned.)
 
You'd think that people would've had enough of silly love songs. )
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
For all the lovers of words out here on my flist, I know you're there. Listen and let the stunning harmonies lull you.

rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
HI GUYS OMG EPICALLY BELATED HAPPY NEW YEARS! Hope you all got there safely!

Actually, that's the gist of this post. While dear soulmate Gati is slaving away on an exam, I'm capping the crap out of Countdown at the moment so expect an epic capspam post later. I'm 14 minutes in and already having 46 screencaps, you guys, I'mma drink my red bull and keep up the capping.

And while I'm at it: Seriously, you guys, the Christmas cards keep coming, thank you, thank you, thank you so much, I feel so loved, thank you so much for all your well-wishes ♥


In less relevant news, my new iPod should get here today (I hope, cross your fingers please), I need a new phone (like yesterday) and I'm cramming for exam.

In other words, let the screencapping pretty boys continue ASAP.

ETA: Uploading, 50 more to go!

Merikuri

Dec. 24th, 2011 10:08 am
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
Merry Christmas everyone ♥
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
Merry Christmas, dear friends, old and new, have a wonderful time with your loved ones :)
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
Last push until Christmas holidays, go go go!

aka. two more days of class and work, I can do it, y/n?

IT'S THE HOME STRETCH, FLISTERS. WE CAN MAKE IT TO CHRISTMAS ALIVE.

(Also, thank you for the Christmas cards I've received despite not having given my address to anyone this year, seriously, such heart-warming cards ♥)

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