sarkastic: (lotr - eow song of the lioness)
I've finished A Song of Ice and Fire and The Hunger Games and I'm kind of looking around right now expecting to find the next book in one of these series but there is nothing there. So, does anyone have any book series recs they'd like to pass along? I'm really up for anything, although my favorite genres tend to be more sci-fi/fantasy oriented - but, yeah, I'm up for anything at this point. I'd just prefer it to be a series because that's what I generally prefer, although if there's a really great standalone, I'd be up for that too.

(P.S. I cannot BELIEVE that Bundesliga starts this weekend. WTF how is it time for club football already?!)
sarkastic: (foot - O.Ozil)
Firstly, some non-football business: What are your favorite baking/cooking blogs or websites? I've recently started attempting to delve into the kitchen, and I've found that food blogs are generally a lot safer a bet than cookbooks, since you can learn from others' mistakes. I'd love to know some of your favorite sites.

Now back to football. I think the first round games have proven something pretty clearly: speak German, win awesome games. Okay, I realize Swiss German is barely recognizable as a form of German BUT STILL. If Austria were in this World Cup they'd probably have beaten Brazil. I'm not even gonna pretend I didn't clap gleefully when that game was over. I am not that nice of a person. I hardly think Spain's dreams are over, but they have made it quite difficult on themselves, especially as I heard that Chile were pretty good although I did not watch them. I can't say I was incredibly blown away by Brazil either. A few moments of brilliance mostly overshadowed by mediocrity. In my of course totally unbiased opinion, I still think Germany put out the best performance in the first round by far.

days 5 and 6 - favorite domestic league and whatever )
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Ahhhh. Agh. Ugh. My brain is exhausted from annoyingly hot weather and allergies and working on this damn Kazantzakis paper all the time. I am 2/3 done. SO CLOSE. I could finish it tomorrow if I pushed it but I probably won't have time. Mushy brain. I don't know what I'm typing.

All I do is think about Kazantzakis (so sad) and sing Flight of the Conchords songs to myself (who were awesome in concert, btw) and sometimes check the BBC Sports page. And I'm like, Jesus effing Christ, Bayern, you fired Klinsmann already? No wonder you can't win a trophy this year if you think results come in the blink of an eye. Poor Klinsmann. We hardly knew ye!

But I do need to mention that Stuttgart is only three points behind Wolfsburg, the leader of the Bundesliga right now. Um, what. Thank you SO MUCH for winning, Cottbus. There is actually a really good chance that Stuttgart could win the Bundesliga this year, is what I'm saying. I mean, if we can beat Wolfsburg and Bayern in our remaining games? And, you know, have something bad happen to Berlin. We can totally do this. Please, football gods, let one of my teams get a trophy this year.

ALSO I AM SEEING CHRIS THILE FOR THE FOURTH TIME YEEEEEEEEEEEES! In a year, but WHATEVER. Yeah, I bought the tickets a year early. I better have some DAMN GOOD seats. I need him to wink at me again, carry on our secret love. I fucking love the IU Auditorium.

Alright, looking over this post, I think it's best if I just go to sleep.
sarkastic: (foot - swabia)
Ahhhh. Agh. Ugh. My brain is exhausted from annoyingly hot weather and allergies and working on this damn Kazantzakis paper all the time. I am 2/3 done. SO CLOSE. I could finish it tomorrow if I pushed it but I probably won't have time. Mushy brain. I don't know what I'm typing.

All I do is think about Kazantzakis (so sad) and sing Flight of the Conchords songs to myself (who were awesome in concert, btw) and sometimes check the BBC Sports page. And I'm like, Jesus effing Christ, Bayern, you fired Klinsmann already? No wonder you can't win a trophy this year if you think results come in the blink of an eye. Poor Klinsmann. We hardly knew ye!

But I do need to mention that Stuttgart is only three points behind Wolfsburg, the leader of the Bundesliga right now. Um, what. Thank you SO MUCH for winning, Cottbus. There is actually a really good chance that Stuttgart could win the Bundesliga this year, is what I'm saying. I mean, if we can beat Wolfsburg and Bayern in our remaining games? And, you know, have something bad happen to Berlin. We can totally do this. Please, football gods, let one of my teams get a trophy this year.

ALSO I AM SEEING CHRIS THILE FOR THE FOURTH TIME YEEEEEEEEEEEES! In a year, but WHATEVER. Yeah, I bought the tickets a year early. I better have some DAMN GOOD seats. I need him to wink at me again, carry on our secret love. I fucking love the IU Auditorium.

Alright, looking over this post, I think it's best if I just go to sleep.
sarkastic: (heroes - petr. when the heart just stops)
First of all: [livejournal.com profile] morgaine22, I got your package and OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH! You not only made me smile, you made me make flappy hands of joy and perhaps do a little dance. YOU ARE AWESOME AND ILU! Your food blog has finally been transported to me in an edible format. \0/\0/\0/ Also, I've been going around saying, "I'VE GOT NEW SOCKS ON AND THEY'RE GAY!"

I do not want to be writing this history essay, so instead I will spam you with my random thoughts:

1. I got a speeding ticket for going 84 in a 60. :/ Damn my freaking lead foot. It's $136, but my parents are paying for half of it because I am a spoiled brat. I have to wait a week or something before I can call the County Clerk's office and figure out how to pay by credit card. UGH. I don't know if I can justify buying myself a Xabi Alonso jersey after this, especially after the soul-crushing process of buying all my books for next semester (during which I accidentally bought two copies of The Tale of Genji oh god why?).

2. In football news, I am just incredibly glad that every time Liverpool plays tepidly, the rest of the big four seem to follow suit. I am incredibly nervous about next week's game against Arsenal. I was happy back when they were beating Chelsea, but now it makes me nervous for us. Meep. At least the Bayern v. Stuttgart game was much more exciting. I swear, every Bundesliga game I've watched recently has devolved into a knock down drag out fight. Like that Schalke v. Hoffenheim game? Damn, guys. Maybe this is why the Bundesliga gets a winter break. To limit the number of death.

Also, just throwing this out there, but sometimes I listen to the Spice Girls and think of Fernando Torres. Like "Too Much" is what he listens to when he's angsting about Sergio horsecock*. Although Miley Cyrus's "See You Again" is all Nando/Stevie G. Nando, bb, what do you do to my brain? Put away the bedazzler. (you ask what's wrong with me, my best friend xabi says he just bein' nando)

*Omg, upon further listen this is probably the best thought I have had all week. ~he's a lover, I need a frieeeeend~ Oh god, I'm going to have to make a Spice Girls manip.

3. Watching Heroes makes me want to cry. Nathan is so far from the character that I fell in love with, and with absolutely no believable arc to have taken him to this point. It kind of sucks to see a character I was so obsessed with become so repugnant. When I think Peter needs to dump his brother and find a new boyfriend, you know things have gotten bad. Peter & Nathan's relationship was always such an important part of the show, that no matter what either of them did they'd eventually come back to each other. Nathan's actions this season make absolutely no sense. It's like they're trying to Lex Luthor him, but without the five seasons that Smallville took to make Lex into LEX, to get him from loving Clark to willing to kill him. Wow, when Smallville is the example to look up to, you are one terrible show. I just... someone cannot go from being willing to explode in the sky for someone to caring absolutely nothing for them in the space of six months. It hurts me deep down inside when OTPs crash and burn like this, especially since it's the kind of sense that's non. It's not like Clark and Lex where you were warned beforehand.

I REALLY JUST WANT TO WATCH PRISON BREAK ON MONDAY NIGHTS. I think next semester I am going to just tell my dad that if he wants to suffer through Heroes, he's on his own. I can't watch them make Nathan into Iron Man in Civil War.

4. At least Eric/Sookie does not disappoint (well, at least in the books). I'm rereading the whole series and I'm halfway through Living Dead in Dallas right now. Man, I really wish True Blood would just do a direct book-to-TV translation rather than adding in the tediously boring (and offensive) Jason and Tara storylines. Or at least make them interesting. But I guess you can't make 12 episodes out of that. *sigh*
sarkastic: (foot - jogi and olli)
Hey [livejournal.com profile] gloryliberty: I'm watching the Bayern Munich v. Hamburger game from today, and guess who showed up in the stands to support Jurgen in his Bundesliga coaching debut? Why Jogi and Olli, of course. Just sitting there, being older-man-hot. \o/

I know most people in football fandom don't care about the Bundesliga but ZOMG yay! I am so gleeful watching it again. And then Premier League and Liverpool tomorrow! AND SWIMMING TONIGHT OH MY GOD! I haven't mentioned it much here but I am loving every minute and as much as people are complaining about Phelps getting all the attention - which I agree is shitty but certainly not his fault - I would love to see him win those eight golds.

Also: CHECK THIS THE HELL OUT PEOPLE. The White Sox hit four consecutive home runs in one inning last night, tying an MLB record. I am trying SO HARD not to do a Numfar Dance of Joy right now.

SPORTS ARE LIKE A FANDOM THAT NEVER ENDS AND 98% OF MY FLIST DOESN'T CARE ABOUT. Also I had a dream about Frings and all he did was look at me like this the entire time. HE EVEN HAD THE HAT ON.
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First of all, Porn Battle VI (The Undiscovered Country) is accepting prompts. I always use it as an excuse to write prompts for the rarest pairings that I've always wanted fic for, in the hope that someone else has always wanted to write it. *g* Sometimes, it actually works!




The rest of this post is mostly for my reference, a collection of the schedules for the 08-09 season for the football teams I'm following. If you're curious why, I explain myself under the cut. All 98% of the rest of you, carry on. *g*

Germany Nationalmannschaft )

Scotland National Team )

Wales National Team )

VfB Stuttgart )

Liverpool FC )

Chelsea FC )

Werder Bremen )

Bayern Munich )

WOW THAT SURE IS A LOT OF TEAMS. But I will rely on my dad for updates on the Bundesliga and Faith for updates on Chelsea. So really not that much.

Teams I Officially Hate Forever and Ever:
+ Portugal. Maybe if HILARIOUSLY UNATTRACTIVE OOMPA LOOMPA C-Ron ever leaves, I could support them.
+ Greece. They don't even play football. And they got the easiest qualification group in the WC. Come on, Latvia, you can beat 'em!
+ Manchester United. Ugh. UUUUUUGH. Shoot me.
+ Italy. I will be holding this grudge on my friggin' DEATHBED, people. I don't care what sad puppy dog faces Luca Toni makes at me or how often Fabio Cannavaro strips off his clothes for the cameras.
+ Real Madrid. Once you go there you lose your soul. Sorry, Iker. ETA: And Metze, too?! WHY, BABE, WHY?

ZOMG I AM WAY TOO EXCITED TO BE BREAKING OUT THE WORLD CUP 2010 TAG.
sarkastic: (heroes - I need to get my bearings)
1. I've been trying to read Heroes fic again, but my immense dislike of Milo Ventimiglia seems to unfortunately be bleeding over onto Peter. Now I can't separate the skeezy, jailbait-dating idiot from the earnest, inappropriate-brother-touching idiot. *sigh* I need to detox with some Heroes S1.

2. This is one of the most hilarious things I've ever seen. The stars of Bayern Munich go to Oktoberfest clad in traditional German garb. I mean, I know Miro Klose doesn't smile too often, but I am hard-pressed to think of a moment where he looked grumpier. *g* Frank Ribery is as terrifying looking as always with added lederhosen, and Luca Toni just looks, as per usual, enormous and confused.

3. And now, because I'm bored and I waaaaaaant Doctor Who so I need ways to kill time so I don't go crazy, a shipper meme. )

ETA 4. [livejournal.com profile] gloryliberty made an amazing Nationalmannschaft mix that makes me weep with joy, I swear. DFB, I loooooooove you!
sarkastic: (misc - ballack/frings point)
I literally screamed with joy during this week's "Hallo Bundesliga!" (the hilariously titled weekly recap of German football league happenings on, of course, the Spanish football channel) because TORSTEN FRINGS IS BACK, BABY! I missed him during his injury even more than I miss seeing Ballack play with his German teammates. Except apparently my beloved Torsten is not on the official Nationalmannschaft squad anymore? I WILL CRY I SWEAR TO GOTT.

*actual quote from the commentating on a bundesliga match. BRILLIANT.

Now - because I can never resist a good ticky box - that OTP poll that all the cool kids are doing.

[Poll #1160540]

ETA: LOL TONY/EFFY (BSG). I could definitely see them being Cylons. DAMN THAT C & P!

The way I differentiate between OTP and ship is this: for an OTP, it pains me to see either one paired with anyone else. For a ship, I prefer reading them together but I won't fall to my knees screaming NOOOOOO if they get a new boy/girlfriend.

*I realize that listing Mulder/Scully as an OTP and Mulder/Krycek as a ship kind of contradicts this, but... X-Files has always been a bit of funky strangeness in my fandom mind. So what can I say? I believe in the TWU WUV of Mulder and Scully but I just really don't see the bad part of Mulder and Krycek finally having that hatesex they built up to for eight years.

Please feel free to flail at me about pairings you didn't know we shared, or yell at me for the blasphemy of whatever. I will enjoy it either way. =D

But if you judge me for my Fast and the Furious OTP I will cut you.

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