Jan. 22nd, 2017 06:23 pm
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Just a quick notice to let you know I'm now also on Dreamwidth! Mostly as a backup, because of the recent news that all LJ servers now seem to be in Russia... but anyway, if you have a DW account feel free to friend me over there! It's http://ourdramaqueen.dreamwidth.org/ of course.

(Fingers crossed that crossposting to LJ works...)


Jan. 12th, 2017 11:51 am
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
Just a quick notice to let you know I'm now also on Dreamwidth! Mostly as a backup, because of the recent news that all LJ servers now seem to be in Russia... but anyway, if you have a DW account feel free to friend me over there! It's http://ourdramaqueen.dreamwidth.org/ of course.

(Fingers crossed that crossposting to LJ works...)
ourdramaqueen: (books and skull)
Just a reminder that [livejournal.com profile] caias' ebook is now available for free on Amazon.com for a few days. Please download, read, and review!

Thank you!
ourdramaqueen: (books and skull)

[livejournal.com profile] caias' novel Prodigal (ebook) will be available for free on Amazon.com from October 12th to the 14th. It's a Young Adult Sci-Fi novel, but most importantly, it's one of those stories you can't put down - and I'm not just saying that because I'm biased! I'm desperate for more, so please download, read and review to let Caias know he needs to start working on the sequel already! ;)
ourdramaqueen: (aotearoa bag end door odq bday 2009)
Sorry for being so late, but I was away and offline for a week, and I'm still catching up with all the Sherlock fic, and had a few errands to run since coming back that took up some of my time. Plus my storage bed arrived, so I've been able to move my shirts, underwear etc. from their temporary home on the bookshelf, whee!

I also received the first Christmas cards - many thanks and holiday hugs to [livejournal.com profile] primula_baggins, [livejournal.com profile] ismenin, [livejournal.com profile] honeybine, [livejournal.com profile] celtprincess13 and [livejournal.com profile] berreh! :D

And now on to the Hobbit news:



December 7th, 2010 by xoanon | Discuss | 21 Comments and 74 Reactions



Is it secret? Is it safe?

December 12th, 2010 by Celeborn | Discuss | 4 Comments and 3 Reactions

Hobbiton Confidentiality Sign

File this under random Hobbit movie information of the day. If you ever wondered what the confidentiality sign looked like outside of the Hobbiton set in Matamata NZ, well, wonder no more! It is pretty obvious that the Hobbit production is taking confidentiality very seriously! Click on the image above to see a larger version.

And only loosely related, but fascinating for those of us who are interested in anthropology etc.:


Watch out Bilbo! That’s no Lord of the Eagles!

December 14th, 2010 by Celeborn | Source: LiveScience.com | Discuss | 1 Comment and 2 Reactions

File this under weird science news of the day. As many of you know, the larger than life Eagles in Tolkien’s Middle-earth, tend to be a bit more noble-hearted than the birds mentioned in this real-life story. As we learned in 2003, hobbit sized humanoid fossils were found in the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. News reaches us recently that these poor Hobbit-like humans may have been hunted by extremely large, stork-like birds. Birds that stood nearly 6 feet tall!! Let’s just say, this reporter is happy those birds are not around today. To read the full story, check out LiveScience.com. [Read More]
ourdramaqueen: (sherlock john facepalm)
In other words, I went around about half a dozen shops, including Macys, H&M, and JC Penney, but I still don't have a new winter coat. What I have instead is the urge to bang my head against a wall repeatedly.

*frustrated sigh*
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
Thanks for all your nice comments to yesterday's post! *group hug* I'm staying home today mostly because I still need to get more food into myself. I hardly had any food on Saturday, only little more yesterday - I didn't get hunger feelings and therefore only ate when my stomach started cramping up because it was so empty. And it's not like I have much reserve to draw from, after all - one of the disadvantages of being petite. But I'm feeling much better and more normal by now; for lunch I had a banana and some bread with a little bit of butter and strawberry jam - omg actual TASTE! - and that seems to have gone down well. Now I need to go see what I can dare have for tea. I'm actually feeling a bit peckish, which certainly is a good sign.
ourdramaqueen: (nightrunner alec seregil sick)
I don't know if it was the fish sticks or something else that I ate on Friday, but just before going to bed, I had to throw up, and kept having to every 1 1/2 to 2 hours all through the night - from the third time on it was just bile, of course. I tried to drink some ginger tea early Saturday afternoon, but that came back up too, so I just went back to doze as I was feeling very sluggish anyway. In the late afternoon I was finally able to drink some water, then tea, and later ate a bit of quark with cereal. I've had more water and tea and am now eating some bread - my stomach is so empty it actually feels like it's cramped - and have just made some chicken broth, which should help me get back some of my strength too. I'm totally knackered, as you can imagine, and didn't get a single thing done that I had planned.

Of course this also ruins the plan for one of my coworkers coming for dinner tonight - I don't trust my stomach to take a full meal yet. Oh well, we'll reschedule. Now if only I could find my massage ball again, to help me get rid of the crick in my neck that I caught while lying in bed so much...
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
Yesterday on my way home I got some cash at my bank's ATM, and my way to the next bus stop leads past the cinema. It's closed - nothing special, since it always is after the winter season - but what was astonishing was the sign they had put out "We'll be back on [date] with 3D and digital!"


Wow. Never would have thought they'd get 3D capability this fast! Of course I couldn't care less and it doesn't change the fact that they're still showing basically everything dubbed, so same difference for me.

Thanks! :)

Dec. 8th, 2009 08:54 pm
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Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cologne_chick, [livejournal.com profile] samena, [livejournal.com profile] _doodle, [livejournal.com profile] carlachameleon and [livejournal.com profile] lisabellex for the snowflake cookies, and [livejournal.com profile] primula_baggins for the silver ornament! Happy holidays to you too! :D I also got my first Christmas card in the mail - thanks again [livejournal.com profile] lisabellex! :D
ourdramaqueen: (firefly river pout)
but I only wish! :/

Work is mostly of the routine/boring kind, and not busy enough to help me overcome my inertia caused by bad sleep and neck/back related problems. Hopefully my new mattress really will arrive this week, because the old one is just plain and simple f-ing with my back/neck, as was very obvious from the first night I spent on it after my holidays. Also have a Wednesday appointment with my sister for a BowTech treatment, which of course I haven't had since mid July. Oh and PMSing doesn't help with all this, obviously, but it seems we're almost past the "Pre" phase now, at least.

Of course I still haven't done any Aotearoa '09 image sorting, apart from what I did on the trip. I also still need to figure out how I can better fit the clips from my video camera on only one or two DVDs - when I try to do it with the software that came with the camera, I can hardly fit a handful of clips on one DVD-R/+R even though there aren't that many long ones, so that's not practical at all!

The sliver of light on the horizon is my weekend trip to NYC - leaving directly from work on Friday 25th mid morning, and coming back again directly to work on Monday 28th. No big plans except visiting a friend and his daughter, and letting them show me around Queens. *counts the days*

Watched three films made in/about NZ and particularly the Maori over the weekend: River Queen, Whale Rider (again), and Once Were Warriors. All three are good in their own ways, and funny enough, all three feature yummy Maori actor Cliff Curtis in an important role. :) Of course a not so likeable one in the latter (OWW) - it's one of those films that is difficult to watch in places, but the performances were fantastic all around. It really deserves its good reputation! As does Whale Rider, of course, and I also liked River Queen a lot.

Oh well. Time to go back to work... until sometime later!


Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:36 am
ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo rotk bronwe athan harthad)
Still here... and despite having spent much of the weekend sleeping/dozing, I still haven't recovered my energy. Haven't done zilch with my images yet, nor posted any of the links I have open in various Firefox tabs, nor really read (apart from a quick scan) or replied to LJ entries/comments, emails etc. Could this week be over, like, NOW, so I could go back to bed now?!


/pathetic whinging
ourdramaqueen: (everything is illuminated sleeping)
Probably wasn't such a good idea to sit in the sun while having lunch... particularly when I'm working on a big, boring, repetitive task that I need to finish until tomorrow.


*tries not to go cross-eyed*
ourdramaqueen: (wood witch)
And Bilbo is . . . Tom Cruise?

With MGM involved in financing “The Hobbit,” and Tom Cruise heading its United Artists division, its been a TORn staff hobby to joke about Tom Cruise playing Bilbo. Far fetched? Perhaps, but, he just flew to Wellington to meet with Peter Jackson. No joke.

Click on the link above for more.

I have some other Hobbit related links to post but haven't had the energy so far to put together a post. I also am waaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind on comments at [Unknown site tag] and here - see energy. I'll get around to them eventually - hopefully over the weekend. Today was the first time that I didn't wake up at 5am, yay! Still tired though. I really need to go through my pics and videos too. Oh well - one step at a time...

Have a good Thursday!
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
On the one hand: Goodness, it's only Tuesday, and only in the early afternoon?!

On the other hand: Holy crap, only one week and one day of work left before NZ!!!! o_O
I'm really glad I have my packing list ready - now I only need to finalise just which and how many clothes I exactly will take... and make sure that they're not still in the washing next Wednesday. :)
ourdramaqueen: (lij te anau)
First of all I'd like to share this brilliant article about introverts with you which [livejournal.com profile] shirasade just pointed out: Caring for Your Introvert So many true points in there! And there are even introverts who don't get the need for space and being alone that their fellow introverts have...

Also, I'll be leaving for Vienna tomorrow noon where I'll be among a small group of coworkers staffing the booth we have at the edge of a big conference Wednesday to Friday. Should be interesting, and I'm looking forward to seeing a bit of Vienna - never been there before. I should be able to check LJ and e-mail occasionally, but am not sure how often. Hope you'll all have a good week, and I'll TTY Saturday night or Sunday at the latest! :)

A Poet's Guide to Britain on BBC Four - presenter Owen Sheers is rather cute, isn't he? I guess I can continue packing in 20 minutes... ;)
ourdramaqueen: (doctor who handsome devil)
1) I've seen the Doctor Who S4 finale for what, the third time now? I think it could be the thirtieth time and it would still break my heart.

2) omg Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead tomorrow!!! \o/

3) Edward Woodward on Eastenders?! o_O

4) Reading "Wizard's First Rule", the first book in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth ersies on which Legend of the Seeker is based, and am enjoying it a lot - lovely to see things fleshed out, and very interesting to see where book and series differ. The one thing I'm glad that they changed is Darken Rahl's hair colour: In the book he's blond and wearing white, in the series they thank goodness went with dark hair which looks SO much better on him. Oh and the red velvet... rowwwr!

Hope I'll sleep less crappy than last night, as I have planned to go get more soil tomorrow to repot a few plants and fill up one of the big boxes, but if I'm too low on energy, well... Also need to seed some more plants, for which I still have special soil at home, so that at least I will be able to do in any case. Some of the flowers that I seeded last Saturday are already peeking out! \o/

Bed now - Happy Easter everyone! :D
ourdramaqueen: (firefly kaylee and serenity)
The weather's been sunny and pelasant the whole week, with the snow melting at a good pace, though we still have piles of it even in town. I spent most of the afternoon getting some soil and then, more importantly, seeding most of the flowers that will go on my balcony. \o/ Haven't decided if I'll seed any herbs/salads/veggies at all this year, since I'll be gone for a month this summer. But there's still time for that. Now I REALLY hope that we have truly seen the last of the snow until sometime November/December!!! Well, in Switzerland - I know I'll see some in New Zealand, though I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll get a mild winter! :)

Other than that, I was just watching a few Firefly episodes with commentary, and man the melody at the end of "The Message" still gets me. Every. Single. Time. Speaking of - fellow Browncoats may want to check out this Nathan & Alan picture story by [livejournal.com profile] trianne. *giggle*

And where has the time gone?! Need to go wash my hair now... have a lovely evening/weekend everyone!
ourdramaqueen: (everything is illuminated sleeping)
when you are really, really tired and only have routine/repetitive work to do?

*resists temptation to just give in and rest her eyelids*
ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo rotk grey havens smile)
May you walk the white shores and the far green country beyond with Frodo, [livejournal.com profile] lorie945, both of you free of suffering and pain at last. I mostly knew you from your wonderful stories and through our various common friends, and I know you fought bravely until the end. I am glad to hear that you were able to leave in peace, and with your loving husband by your side, and I'm also glad I was able to help bring you a little joy in those dark times by participating in "For Lorie". Reposting the link to my contribution, The Hobbit and the Storyteller.

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