P.S.:

Jun. 12th, 2011 09:33 pm
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P.S.: For those who aren't interested in microscopes and my incoherent yip-yapping - there are some other pretty photos to love and cherish on an early summer evening: thaess gallery [really like his colours <3]

Also - Organic Chemistry is a very small-minded science (yay, for Physical Chemistry!), right now I'm putting away my notes from learning for the oral examination, picking up some lines here and there and, well, decide for yourself:

"The main problem for the most of the coupling reactions are the homocouplings ..."

Science doesn't have to be politically correct, but still.
And no, I didn't giggle at the examination. I was way too nervous for that.
(Ich hab nicht mal gekichert, als "Sliding Average" in der Datenanalyse-Vorlesung durch Versprechen als Gleitmittel übersetzt wurde.)

I guess for that kind of foolish notes, I shall revive my twitter instead of spamming my LJ [added the link at the side bar]
Maybe next week.
If I occasionally get rid of my current impressions, the next entry might be shorter and easier to bear, right? <3


P.².S.: When I'm lucky, next week-end we'll see that play - 4 Rooms, sounds like funny crack pretty interesting so far ^_^v


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"The thing Jayne loves about zombies is that they're easy [...]
Sure, it'd get boring if they hung around too long – the things are so slow they're like a target for bitty babies holding their very first guns – but sometimes, a man just likes kick back, relax, and shoot holes in a few heads.
"

Can you imagine a better working day then hearing this fabulous audio!fic about Firefly (space cowboys!) and Zombies and malicious politics ... and working on your bachelor thesis in an empty lab, feeling like a king of your own slightly insane empire?~
Half of my research group is on holiday, so the lab's mine to rule! *muhrhr*

If only the computer wasn't telling me in the middle of an experiment that he can't find the microscope anymore. My first thought was, that a cable was detached, so I went down on my knees searching the cable-salad for some loose connections. Half an hour and a shiny tidy floor later I was at the end of my nerves and just shut the whole damn thing down. And then... a miracle! All of sudden the program seems to recognize the microscope again... I hate that thing and it's lunatic sense of humour.
So, if only the whole adjustment wouldn't take so long - the last two weeks I was getting home about 8 p.m. and so damn hungry and tired as if I was pushing heavy rocks up some steeply mountain, the whole work could be quite ... relaxing >D
(Yeah, good bye Taekwondo! My teacher will kill me the next time he'll see me. If he ever see me again.. lucky me, the last weeks had quite a few public holidays in Germany and on those days I only stepped by in the labs for a few hours, curious about the results of the last night...)

But, well, instead of ranting, I'd rather show off a bit - I got an A+ (1,0) for my presentation! ^__^ (shiny!)

Well, I was good, I just never expected being that good. But if they insists, I sure won't complain. In fact, I was feeling rather disappointed after I finished, I had so much more to tell the auditorium, but the questions were all dull (why the hell they asked me about the construction of some boring neutron reactor if they could have seen the very long derivation of the Fourier transformation instead?)

And on Wednesday I had an oral examination in the subject I always hated the most, so I probably should have been learning the last weekend real hard.
Expect that I was visiting that Doctor!girl I met at the shooting club... It was a warm and pleasantly odd evening on her balcony with some strange medicine students [those people are really, really creepy, but funny to chat with >3) and a guy who danced tango like a professional seducer. Just perfect. Finally I found someone who's taller than me! I only hope the next time won't be in a dark hallway but on the dance floor.
(Also, he's an American, reminds me a bit of Crawford >3 are people from oversea really that tall or is it just it just me, who's so lucky?)

... and I still got over with that oral examination. I'm not sure, which grade I'll get, but I had definitely not failed - otherwise the Prof would have told me so; he's someone who really enjoys telling students they failed the topic and have to come in a few weeks to see him again.

Strangely, I don't fell overworked lately. Not too much at least.
Sure, I'm spending all my free time working on that programming stuff, or lingering in the lab, but it's still interesting and I'm feeling so alive.

Also, have found myself great colleagues. And some friends too. And that tall medicine student to dance with <3
(Damn, he was just gorgeous!)

Especially unusual is having people around, who share more than two interests of yours.
You know that one cute girl from the university I was talking about lately?
Not only I can invite her over in my office and we'll chat about Weiß Kreuz over coffee (we're both schwarz fans <3), and science, and Profs. And... the world domination? But we can also go hiking in a beautiful forest nearby or having our Sunday film-nights with lots of Sci-Fi & Sherlock and laughing, and... I never had a friend to share all the interests at once; always had to split them to three or four people to bear, so I'm a bit suspicious - the girl is way too matching me to be real. (Well, not too perfect after all - we have totally different eating habits. How on earth doesn't she like spinach and paprika and aubergine? o.o) But It's a great feeling finding a friend like this.
... Oh, and the guys at the labs are quite interesting as colleagues too - and yes, I do find that quite abnormal unusual.
(btw, except from one exchange-student from China - I'm the only girl there. Now, that's fine with me <3)

Back to my actual thesis (I know, my f-list is probably already sick and tired of hearing about amoebas and so... but I'm afraid it won't change till I'm done with this subject ^^" Can you bear with it till August?)

Wanna see some creepy, bacteria contaminated data? <3



And my cool microscope with it's golden electrode? ^.^
(the poor cam quality doesn't do him justice, I'm afraid)



a few more shiny close up's )

Just one more thing...
On Wednesday-evening I had a quite revealing conversation with some of the technical assistants from the labs. She asked me if could turned off one of the apparatus downstairs for it's her finishing time and she don't want to wait a few more hours for the machine to cool down.

me: Sure, no problem! I'll stay here till late anyway~ *sigh*
TA: As usual, um? You sure want to make the best of you. Me on the other hand... Well, I already have my house, kids and a dog, but when you want a career, you sure have to stay till late and work hard. I'd rather have my family.

Some of those old women who likes to patronized you. Fine and all. But I just can't agree with her.

Sure, I want success, and, yeah, I deserve acknowledgement (who don't?) and I sure as hell want to make a Doctor Degree afterwards, but someday I want my house as well. And a child and a partner whom I can trust (expert for the dog. I'm a cat type <3) and free time to travel around the world and going out with friends and ... is it the bitter really, that you can't have everything you want, or is it just her way to excuse herself?

Then on the other hand, I was sure willing to turn the apparatus off since I spend the last few weeks almost living there.
So may be she has a point after all.

But.
We have those two Profs in our working group. A. & B. (it's their real names shortcuts <3)
And did I ever mention how really handsome my Prof. A. is? And how absolutely sweet his wife is? She taught us Biomolecular Chemistry in the fifth semester...And how cute the two little boys of the Prof. B are?

So, yeah, they don't look like they are suffering from loneliness. I guess, I'll manage it too. Somehow.



And if not... well, my amobeas still love me <3
('cause I have the glucose which makes them happy and the caffeine which calm them down~ xD)

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stage fright
-> NOUN: Acute nervousness associated with performing or speaking before an audience.


Never thought it would affect me.
I mean, all I have to do is to stand up and explain (loud and clear) a highly complex theme in front of round hundred students and a dozen of  Professors...

And as if it's not enough, my own Prof asked me, if I can play the chairman for the first session. ("Vorsitzender" sounds even more ridiculous.)
What on earth made him think, I'm the right person for that job? Standing there, smiling, call the lecturer on the speakers desk and cut them off, when they talked over their limits. I'll need a megaphone to make myself noticeable. (can you just push somebody down if they talked too long? And how am I suppose to moderate an obligatory after-presentation discussion, if I hate public debates?)

Oh, yes, the reason why it have to be me, is that the only another person in the run had a broken nose and will be operated tomorrow noon.
(can somebody punch me please? I'll try not to fight back. Not too hard at least.)

Also, shall I wear a tie?
Or a suit?
Or just drink a big glass of valerian before it starts?

(whenever I'm nervous or dead-tiered or just feeling uncomfortable around a person - my accent gets really bad. Otherwise it's almost not present but in those cases it sounds just... gross. Strangely, it never happens when I'm drunk - I guess, it's just a cliché after all.)

Also, it's impossible to explain the basics of "X-Ray and Neutron Scattering Analysis Methods" in just a half of an hour. The theme is huge and amazing and combines quantum mechanics as well as theoretical physics - after being engaged in the theme for weeks, I can't help but love it. And now I'll have to simplify it all in some dumb overview presentation. Damn.
(It's just awesome!)

So, the week-end of doom starts tomorrow and will go till Monday, the 31th May.
My turn will be on Sunday, at 11:30 a.m.
Wish me luck <3

By the way, it also means, I have to spend the next weekend in the labs in order to catch up with my thesis plans.
It's not like I'm a workaholic or something but.
Research is not a standardized nine-to-five job: I can take myself a day free, if my amobeas suddenly die from... actually, I still don't know why it happened that day. But on the other hand... Well, for example, yesterday:

(In the following the pretty Chef-girl who was so kind to show around the lab denotes as E.)

E.: - You measurement's time starts about 6 p.m. today, okay? Now that you can work alone, the experiment should take you only a few hours.
Me: - Um, on Wednesdays I'm normally at Taekwando. .. but it's fine. Really! I can pass a training or two, bachelor thesis is sure more important than that ^_^
E:  - Oh no, dear! You shouldn't sacrifize your hobbies, those are very important for the right mental balance.
Me: *beams with joy*
E: - Now that you have a key of your own, you can open the labs anytime. So, why won't you just come back right after your training? At 8 p.m.? In fact, that would be even better, so I can try one more measurement myself, before you'll need the microscope. Deal?
Me.... yeah, right. Till 8 p.m. then.

Will it be that despicable to wish my amoebas a few more casual death', so that I can enjoy a bit of the spring?
Hm.

P.S.: to make this nervous entry looks a bit less nerdy - I've started watching Firefly and it's absolutely great. If you like SciFi or nor - just go and watch it. Now.
Reminds me strongly of Cowboy Bebob. Especially, because of their cool but somehow really creepy crew. Oh, and because of the sarcasm of the show >3

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I'm still alive. Kind of. Just a bit busy.

With stuff like:

Learning how to work in a sterilized lab. How to handle an atomic force microscopy without breaking this hideously expensive, bitching princess thing.
Not going mad at the amebae or at my stupid self for forgetting to put the lid over the gold electrode for the night. You see, the most of my measurements goes over night, so if the lid is not there, the solution, where my pets are swimming around peacefully, will vaporises after just a few hours and they will painfully suffocate... while - for the sake of the experiment (!) - they are supposed to starve to death. Um.

Learning python. One of the most simple programming language. Or so I was told. Um.
Then again, I can use the few techniques I've already learned for ImageProcessing to automatise trimming my holiday photos. If I ever have holidays again.
(by the way, in UNIX shell programming there some really elegant rules: for example, you start a command with an if and you have to end your order with an fi. Also, once a program cowardly refused to obey. And yes, I'm quoting it word-for-word. Linux is sure crazy. And fun <3)

Oh, and I've managed that double-kick from Taekwando <3 And had my first shooting without a supporting "pillar" under my gun. Never thought that rifle was so damn heavy... I mean, I really have some muscles, I've trained with shinai for some years, I've done exercises with free weights - not regularly but still... I just can't stay still enough to take accurate aim. That's annoying! Especially since with that pillar I'm really, really good. Bother!
Well, I'll have to improve then <3

Oh, and I have to find time to sleep as well.
But not before I'll take a final look at my presentation for the next weekend. My turn is next Sunday, at 11 a.m. Yes, we're are just that hardcore in Göttingen.

And that one dear fellow from my university will convince me into an audio!WK-fanfiction. Damn her and her great ideas.

As for the shadow sides.... I'm consistently tiered. Physical and somehow emotional too. And I have that troublesome feeling of achieving nothing at all. Just struggling. Struggling and getting even more exhausted. I'm quite a patient type, but this time I want to see some results. Like. NOW.
Um...

So, in order to manage that current crazy schedule a bit better, I guess, I'll have to make my internet presence even shorter ._."
Don't forget about me, dears. Because I sure won't!
I'll be back (c)
<3

______________________________

P.S. Greeting back for kuru :3

P².S: Oh, and to explain the title of the entry: whenever the things gets too stressed for me, I tend to miss the deadline for returning the books back to the city library. This time I own them exactly 13 € for being such an idiot. Come to think of it - not my worst score.


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Contrary to my previous plans I had to spend the weekend at the university, looking after my experiment which wasn't going exactly how I've expected it to go... So much for enjoying the nice weather~

All things considered the days are so frenetic lately, I'm slightly afraid, I bite off a bit more than I can chew...
Bun then again, it's spring, I'm young and the whole world is at my feet, so why the hell not?

For example I have a weak spot for all kind of weapons, but after a year full of kendo, I wanted to try out something completely different... So, at Thursday I was at an air rifle shooting - the every first time I hold a gun in my hand, not a shotgun though.
And it was an amazing feeling, staying there, holding still, full concentration and for a few seconds the world stays still ... and then - a fast sound and a tiny hole in the target. After the first attempts I hit the bull's eye quite frequently <3



... Despite my poor eyesight.
But, well, you don't have to boast 0.0 dioptres to take an accurate aim. The decisive factor is the ability to stand still. (After the first 15 shoots I had to make a pause though - to focus on a mean small point in a 10 meters distance isn't that healthy for weak eyes either.)
I'll see if my enthusiasm will hold for a few more days and if I'm as capable with small calibre guns as I'm with rifles than maybe I'll join the shooting association~ (this one: Schützenverein)

Even though, the members are all looking quite cliché-like so far. You know, so .. typical old school German. Old geezers with beer bellies, doing nothing but talking about how much better it was in the past.....
The only other Newbie was a girl of my age <3 (the new generation comes!) She studies medicine and on Wednesdays, when I have my Taekwando lessons, she's doing Boxing! I've seen her trough the glass doors of the next room in our martial arts centre~  It was quite a remarkable coincidence, meeting her there. So, afterwards we had to clink our coffee glasses at the strange twist of fate. And, gosh, we have talked till the very late hour, which is absolutely unusual for me...  I'm still a bit suspicious of fate. A few years ago I had complained, all the awesome people I know are living awful far away from me and now - there are people here, at my place, just a stone's throw away, whom I can talk to. About each and every topic I want; from SciFi and chemistry and theatre and politics to Sherlock BBC or Weiß Kreuz, or yaoi & yuri and travelling plans and crazy novel plots.
Life is quite awesome right now.
(which doesn't mean, I don't miss my far-away friends as well ._." But I've already planed to visit my dearest ones this year! ò.ó. So, Prague & Berlin are definitely included. And we'll see, if I can afford a non-European journey someday <3)

And a small university related note as well:
The computer applications lectures by my prof (my because it's his study group where I'm working at my thesis) are a bit complicated for I'm not really a computer freak, but at least the prof seems to be quite a funny fellow. Lucky me, he only looks like Dr. House (without a crutch) but his character is much nicer (and a bit awkward. Tight black jeans presents just a perfect contrast for the nasty habit of wiping the chalk from his hands on his pants. It always looks like somebody had grabbed his ass....) But I've learned a lot about python, C++, Linux & Co., so if after this evening I suddenly disappear from the Internet, it means, the experiment of changing my Windows to Linux went wrong and I occidentally killed my notebook....

Oh, and a few more photos, since you had to listen to me talking for a while now.. just lay back and click on the cut to enjoy the non-verbal photo-communication about Science Slam and the current girlish spring fashion presented by the silly Me <3


(c) ThOP
Stage @ ThOP )

~

massive self-aggrandisement <3 )
Let me act childish, I'm already terrified of how difficult the next two month' will be - I'm excited and anxious at the same time. How am I suppose to learn properly when I'm so high?~

P.S.: I shall post a few Lisbon photos within the next weeks... because one good friend pointed out to me, that when it comes to the memories of good times, even bad photos are better then none <3

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[Edit] - link fixed

Actually, I planed to relax and enjoy the time left till the university will start.. Well, it doesn't exactly turned out the way I planed.

For example - the last night I was awake, wandering through the darkness and drinking cheap coffee~
Oh no, it wasn’t a night full of party and dancing.
And nope, I wasn’t learning all the time either.
Any other suggestion?
How about: At midnight there were some fire officers knocking at my door – “You have to leave the apartment immediately:  We vacate the whole building due to a bomb disposal nearby. You can spent the time in the clinic on the corner, there is already an information stand waiting if you have any questions. Thank you.”
Everything was really well organized, I have to admit that much.

I still hope, that night will stay quite a ... unique experience.
Everything worked out well, they could defuse the bomb =)
(btw, it was an old British aircraft bomb)

And now I really need to catch up on sleep in order not to spill the bacteria solution on the aseptic clean extractor hood. (I started with my first independent research this week!! Yeah, me!)

And not to feel that sore and aching after Taekwondo, which turned out to be really fun =) It is much less a way of life then Karate was~ Oh, and you can spin around till you're dizzy >D

Also, as the true fan of our theatre I was visiting the April's play - "You can't take it with you", which was amazingly funny and somehow really wise <3 (photos from the show - German; and a link to the film, based on the play - English)

During the weekend I should have a bit more free time to ramble around LJ and answer all the interesting treads <3
Sleep well~


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This note will be quite short, a mere sign of life: The university had started and this weekend there also will be the first series of our performances (my turn to speak will be in the third lecture-weekend - it's in May - on the third day... is the universe trying to tell I'm special? XD)

Lisbon turned out to be an absolutely marvellous city ... left by their light-headed citizens to decay. Absolutely irresponsible but with no bad intentions behind it - just the native laziness. As always.
No wonder the most remarkable arts and paintings belongs to an Armenian billionaire's museum - Gulbenkian's collection. They had Renoir and Claude Monet, Old Egyptian sculptures and Evangeliaries from Constantinople, Qing vases and décolleté jewellery.

But even apart from the museums the whole city should be declared as an unbelievable but amazing piece of art ♥ (one just have to clean the place up first.)

Unfortunately, my camera died on the very the first day, so I had to put up with my mobile phone cam - you can image the lousy quality ._."
(Also, I didn't realize, I was photo-addicted until my dear cam left me ... it's bitter)
Obviously, I can't resist to post a few stupid views anyway. If I just reduce the size to small enough pictures, then may be the low quality won't be that apparent?
I mean.. they do have modern art over there too <3



A bigger report with pictures and impressions will follow later, right now I'm a bit too tired for any coherent thought that is longer than two sentences. 
(We had to change the flights on the Airport in Paris. And let me tell you, there is nothing more enervating than spending the whole night awake, while on your left there are a dozen of homeless persons - I'll never, never, never want to end like that - and on your right a few workers, boring and drilling and making impossible loud noises. The whole damn night long. Why on earth does everybody seems to work only at night? In Portugal it was just the same - are they afraid to bring shame on their families if someone catches them while OMG! working?)

Well, back in Göttingen I rushed to the Science Slam , it's some sort of a humorous competition between the various profs and some mere bachelors, everyone tries to earn the audience's sympathy to win the game >3  This time it was Jonas Rohde with his comparison of the classic and the popular music. He especially talked about the "future-oriented attention" ("zukunftsorientierte Aufmerksamkeit" ) and how our brains rewards us (= likes the tone) when we can foresee or "intuit" the further trend of the melody~

Also, today I sneaked into an "Applied Criminology" lecture ("Angewandte Kriminologie"). Just because I can.
There was one "While Collar" episode, when an archaeology student attend to a criminology course and... well, there were no Neal Caffrey for me, but it reminded me a lot of the politics lessons at school >3 Next week I'll see if  "Criminology in 19th century" will be more fun. Yes, now it's "Garrow's Law" to blame ^^"

Even if according to Sherlock, I'm doing it all wrong: covering my brains over with rubbish and useless data.. but I just have to distract myself from being too nervous from the upcoming bachelor thesis.
Also, when I'm in an auditorium - I can't eat and it's definitely a good thing for my figure (in Portugal they always gave me a double portion for looking so thin and cute. And I just can't say "no" to a tasty paella or some hot lasagne >3 ... and now I have to deal with the consequences x_x")

Speaking about food~ I've discovered my weak point for Häagen-Dazs. Especially for the mix of two portions: Coffee and Rum *_*;;  It tastes absolutely delicious together <3

P.S.: My Dad told me, there were major problems with LJ lately. Was it that bad? Also - was there something else I had missed? If so, I would appreciate if you point it out for me, for I surely can't catch up with everyone o.o"


P.P.S.: Obviously, one shouldn't be boasting about enjoying the life way too loud - the university is an envious bitch. I'll have to work the next week too =/ In-between the lectures, the week-end performances and the preparation for my thesis (did I mention I have to learn python coding? Seems that my prof simply forgot to mention it the last time. Well, now I'm really a bit frightened of the upcoming weeks x_x") 


"And if you cannot sleep, let us hope it's from anticipation and not fear." (c) Garrow's Law.

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Finally, the exams are over and I can fully enjoy my holiday, if only for a little while - at least, we're going to Lisbon for 4 days, so the upcoming week can't be that bad :)
(The was some serious miscalculating though. I couldn't have imagined having that big trouble with the BAfÖG-department, which makes me reconsider all my future "spending money & savoring the pleasant moments" plans. Expect for Prague. If there is nothing in your way, dear? :3)

The last week brought me not only a lot of learning for the last exam but also a brief glimpse at my future bachelor thesis work place~ I've got a lot of papers to read and internalise: about the amoebae's growing and starvation, about the image analysis (on the example of cancer cells counting) about the resistance-time graphs and the recording gadget constructions... does it sound like chemistry to you? And that's why I love it - it unifies physics, chemistry and biology in a cheerful threesome <3 As a part from from my f-list already knows, I've started studying physics first and I still see him as my ex-boyfriend (looking something like Sherlock from that British mini-series click, the behavior is the same. And, unfortunately, I wasn't able to deal with that odd and unintended cruel bastard for too long. But I'm not over him, yet, my thesis consist up to 80 % of his area of competence. The rest is Biology, who by the way in my head!canon is a cute blond and a bit naive girl. But since I'm not into blonde's, I have an established relationship with Chemistry - an amusing, mysterious brunette. Sometimes she is a bitch though)

Sorry, I'm talking weird. Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation but when you get neither sleep nor coffee the symptoms are just horrifying >D

Oh, and a small cultural note till I'll rush away, packing and flying to a beautiful city (where by the way also was an earthquake of the scale 9. Back in 1755):
Gattaca -
the most realistic SciFi movie according to the NASA. (and apart from the strong message of the plot, the actors are absolutely convincing. It occurs to me that Judy Law will never personalize any other character that perfect as one certain spoiled brat - Bosie, but since Jerome is such a princess himself it's only appropriate~) thanks @Nyx for the great recommendation! (and I'm still waiting for that book you promised me >3)

More infos when I'm back in Göttingen (somewhere around the 11th of April)

Don't get bored and keep on dreaming: http://soytuaire.labuat.com/ (not only the song is beautiful, it's also a  very meditative occupational therapy~)

[EDIT]: There really are some grave reasons why I'm trying to avoid posting after midnight. The entry sounded perfectly fine in my head but when it comes to writing the thoughts down I stumble over phrases, different lines of thoughts and inappropriate images. And it makes it hard to concentrate on the most important issues.
Anyway, for now I'm just corrected my opinion on Gattaca a bit, but when I'm back, I'm gonna fangirl about Beljaew A LOT. Beware of some old SciFi novels upcoming! [heart]

<daydreaming> PS: When someday I'm rich, we'll travel around the world together. At least sometimes? And we'll drink coffee and watching beautiful sunset burning out above the sea~ </daydreaming>

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 "... and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." (c) "Meditation XVII" by John Donne. Later quoted up to famous by E. Hemingway novel.

Actually, I can't stand Hemingway, the same goes for Camus, I'm perfectly aware those are great authors, but I just don't like them.
The quote just hits the nail on the head, though.

Usually it's not my style to participate in donations or help_XYZ auctions. After all, something is always going down and one can't feel sorry for the world all the time. 
But, as naive as it may sound, I owe the Japanese culture a bunch of good friends of mine. And it's only fair to pay your debts back.
Also, I'm an egoist and when it comes to nuclear danger everyone is evolved.

So, as my 120_min collegians have already posted (you are great guys!) here you can find my writings - words. (sorry, German only =/)
And here you may bid for some photography stuff - photos. (I'm not very good in photography, sure, but it's about the good will, right?)

P.S.: While speaking about danger... The situation surely is horrifying but doesn't require everybody starting panic about the nuclear overkill right  NOW. Especially some politics here in Germany (WTF?) are overreacting.  A bit.

P.P.S.: You know you should go to sleep, when you are taking the trash out and when already staying by the trash can suddenly notice you are still holding the shoehorn in the hand.. fail >3


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Some people accuse me of being a very cold and an insensible person. That's not true! I can get quite emotional. For example - I'm thrilled by the Russell-Paradox >3

Russell starts his reasoning with teaspoons. The collection of teaspoons clearly doesn't include itself as an element (you have to be a teaspoon to belong to this highly specified set of elements) But what about the complementary collection with elements defined as "not a teaspoon"? Since the set of not-a-teaspoon items is not a teaspoon, this set does contain itself as it's member.

Now, the next step: Let' us create the set S of all the sets that are not members of themselves. Will it contain itself?
Obviously, it can't. It would be against the rules, the definition is not to be a member of the set.
But when it's not a member of the set, it falls in the category of sets that doesn't contain themselves as an element and therefore it is the member of the set S.
You see - whether it is a member or not, we can't avoid the contradiction. The paradox.

Love those things <3

But, well, to prevent further accusations, I should post something really romantic and sweet right now  :3 Just as the [P.S.] to my former sms:
here comes the sun~
(c)


[updates]

University: Just one exam left! The problem is: I have almost 2 weeks to prepare which means... sure as hell, I'll get distracted and fuck it up. Focus, my dear! Concentrate! 

Job: A few hours ago I signed my employment contract, I was talking about in the previous entries. Since it's only a part-time job, it's bringing me just ~125 €/month (=174 US$) but the paper work I had to fill today assumed I was signing for some secret government position o_O" article, paragraph, clause - the poor secretary had to read it out loud. So, now I've confirmed by the oath that I won't give away any state or private secrets. Now, I'm really curios what's coming up to me XD

Culture:  I spend the whole weekend at my parent's, so we finally visited Hameln! The town where the Pied Piper of Hamelin walked abroad >3 The puppet theatre show was pure magic, I truly regretted, I left my camera home =/

Cinema: "Unknown Identity" - I'm tempted to say, that the best thing was the company the locations where the picture was filmed - in Berlin ♥ But I have to admit, the true Identity of the protagonist was fun to discover >3 (scores: 8/10)

Books: I found an old SciFi-novel written by Belyayev! *_*;; Just as cool as Jules Verne's stories! As a child I was heavenly in love with his books - dreaming about travelling, discovering new islands and creatures, and experiencing all the cool adventures :3

Or, and, of cause the fandom-meme, sponsored by my dear f-list >3

fandom love-life XD )
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[@Japan. Not praying but thinking about, feeling with and hoping the best.]


PS.: I'm really quite sleepy right now, so I'll beta read this post tomorrow, not now @.@

P.S.:

Mar. 5th, 2011 10:14 pm
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P.S.:

Speaking of writing and beta readers - perhaps I should reconsider my urge to post anything online till I've found a beta nor less draconic then Sherlock in the following story: And, yes, this fic is so fabulous, it even deserves a separate entry: John secretly writes femslash. Possibly about Sarah and 'Anthea'. Shopping List - June. (should be required lecture to all the fandom authors) 

Also, I can't stop spaming my f-list with jazz samples - Careless Whisper, I'm not a very romantic person (well,I can be sentimental about the weirdest things) but this melody sneaked its way into my heard. (I already sound cheesy. Damn. The next morning I'll sure regret this confession XD)



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The thing I love about studying Chemistry is ...

- having the competence to calculate the medium temperature of the king Zhao Mo's tomb based on the knowledge about the excitation energy of the racemization L to D amino acid and the present-day ratio of L/D in the remaining tooth of a 55-years old body, unearthed while the archaeological excavation in the year 1983.

The thing I hate about studying Chemistry is ...

- the way our professors assume we can solve 12 cases like that in a 3 hours. Makes 15 minutes á problem, when we keep on writing without spending the time on reading the problem twice or scratching the previous solution or even thinking.

The worst thing is - I could have solved all of the problems if there were just a half an hour more (okay, 60 minutes would be better, I'm a bit slow-going when it comes to plot graphs), so now I'm a bit pissed angry and disappointed. I was hoping "kinetic & dynamic" will be my best grade this semester but right now I'm not so sure anymore =/  Which means no A for me ._." (it's a mystery how I can get the best scores in the subjects I can't stand and then totally flunked the ones I love the most. Is it some creepy Chinese curse for disturbing their tombs with my arithmetic?) 

Enough complaining.
Next topic.

I've got a part-time job at the university again! As a tutor for the organic chemistry in the upcoming summer semester :)
(I was really going to stop writing about uni... I failed hard?) Means I'm gonna spent the whole next week running from one administrative office to another: health insurance, tax office, student loan office (Gibt's eine offzielle Übersetzung von BAföG-Amt? o_O") and so on~

And maybe I should stop hearing audio-fics while office going. Oh, and while shopping. I tend to grin like a Cheshire cat and some people do take those looks personal.

I also wanted to describe just how ridiculous my former dance teacher looks in his hotpants but some things are better left unsaid. It was a good kick-boxing evening anyway. Being angry is the best motivation you can get. (can also be cured by sex or alcohol, which are no fun when you're alone, or travelling/museum/nature/sport. And since my lack of money and time made journey or sightseeing quite impossible, I decided on boxing :3 Just imagine how frustrated Crawford must be to get this body? XD stolen from here and if there is still someone out there who missed the sketches, hurry up and enjoy the eye-candies >D)

EDIT: (from now on, it's just random fan waffle, feel free to move on~)

Just finished the 6th episode of my new obsession "White collar" (season 2) and it's still getting better! *_*;; I thought they already used all of my personal kinks and now they come to me with poker and adoptive kids and mafia and oh, so smart, strong, beautiful women and... oh, god, yes (c) >3
(did I ever mention my great-grandfather lost his ancestral home because of his addition to card games? That's why there were no cards allowed till my Mum moved out .. I was about 9 years old as it happened~) Speaking about my Mum - she also agreed Peter is way more sexy then this wanne-be womanizer Neal :3

The interesting thing is - I may love the series to the bits but there is no urge to produce fan-stuff for "White Collar". For Weiß Kreuz I'm still hooked on it, for BBC Sherlock I'm holding the wolf by the ears, unable to move forwards nor backwards with my intentions, but for White Collar I'm just an innocent bystander~

EDIT 2:
About BBC Sherlock - the dilemma is: I have a few pretty plots in my head, but when it comes to writing I'm all confused: the series was in English, the fics I read are, the characters are British, the original work was so too~ so the dialogues in my head are half in German and half in English, which doesn't help at all.
When writing in German I fully enjoy the process; feeling all high and consumed, but writing in English.. well, it's a hard work, looking up the missing vocabulary or grammar problems and at the end it's still full of mistakes and foolish phrases. Not satisfying at all >_<"

But maybe I should cosplay Moriarty, since I look a bit like him (I'm perfectly aware it's not a compliment... Even so, I'd prefer to be more like Mycroft. At least when it comes to his control-freak character. Oh, and I just love wearing suits :3 )


P.S.: I have a strong feeling that I miscalculated the medium tomb temperature >_<" There is no way it's about 303 K. But since the unit is right (if it would be meters or Joule, I'd be confused but Kelvins are just fine~) there must be some miscalculating ... Argh. I'm really angry at myself for being such a dork >_<"

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Feb. 28th, 2011 05:35 pm
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A short time-out to celebrate I've passed at least 2 of 4 exams :3 (the results were announcement via the ad board a few hours ago)

My dear sweeties, my upcoming tests, you can terrorize me with the threat of failing as much as you like, but in the end each and every one of you will end in my infernal hot cup of coffee  :3




P.S.:  shameless showing-off (German only, sorry, but I really like this one, even so it's just a short lunatic thing :3 Die lokale Apokalypse)

and off again~ :3

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I've always thought "falling asleep on the desk while working" is an awful hyperbole, a visual metaphor, not something that happens to real people in the real world.
I was wrong.

Not that I'm studying too much (because I'm not. Really -.-") But this one special chapter in my lecture script was just endless boring. And I was tired after the first two exams. But from now on there are just two more exams to pass and then I'm free!
(and I really need to catch up with my f-list, I'm missing you guys~)

Also, it's spring ☆ It's still cold outside, but the the air already smells like perfume of a young cheerful girl (or vice verse. I guess, it's the girls how are borrowing the sweet scents to bewitch us~)

This weekend my Dad decided it's time for his belated Birthday Party, so I'm better packing the presents (despite my ribbons always looking more like the Gordian Knot) at least, in Germany it's not so awkward to have a Birthday on 23th February as it was back in Russia: The Defender of the Fatherland Day - which shouldn't end as the celebration of men as a whole but since women have their International Women's Day on March 8 it somehow still happens. However it's quite absurd to celebrate being a men. Or a women. Why does nobody party for being a human being?) 

Okay, back to sleep now, the working desk turned out to be more comfortable then it seemed to but I'm still preferring my bed.

P.S.: Way too good be wasted a background noise while learning but I'm currently so obsessed with this album [♥]
"Days of Wine and Roses" by Beegie Adair (Jazz!), For example this one - Tangerine.

P.P.S.: Also, I started watching "White Collar" and it's amazing! A charismatic art thief working with his partner in crime and chef and rival and (last but not least) friend - a serious FBI-Agent with high morals and sharp mind. Clever intrigues and funny dialogues. Absolutely recommended! Official Preview


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V-Day:

It's a bit late but I couldn't resist to re-post such a pretty picture~



(c) black-humour

The text reads: 14 February - The Day of Chikatilos execution.(ref.1)
Now that was a really good reason to rejoice. Even if you are just a pathetic single.

It's not that I'm not appreciating love & romantic: last morning I saw that beautiful smoky rose ... and head off to the university smiling like an idiot~

now for the X-Day - Exams date.


I'm overwhelmed. A bit.
Feeling like running out of time. Running out of motivation.
Studying is fun, studying is great - but exams ... the exam phase always makes me feel like I'm wasting my time. I mean - I already know how much I've learned or understood this semester, why should I spend so much time on convincing other people I've done a lot more? *grump*

So, the next week or two you won't hear that much from me~
But first I'd like to give proper credits to our amazing theatre ♥ I'm not that much into modernization the classics (I was complaining about the project "Goethe for young readers" in my school leaving examinations for 4 pages) but I loved the modern "Tartuffe" performance to the very bits. Especially, since the deus ex machina wasn't the royal envoy this time but the maid, who was secretly working for some underground organization :D I know, I know, it sounds really weird, but it's way more realistic that having a kings man sorting things out because... yeah, what other reason could the good man have except for Moliére to get his play allowed?
And I had great company with me - not only she is a cute girl studying chemistry as well (two semesters ahead of me) but she is also a Weiß Kreuz fan. The first one I personally know in the radius of 100 km. Yay! (that's rare, in Göttingen you're more likely to find a vegan or a Buddhist or a transsexual or an ex-soldier rather than some Weiß Kreuz fans.)

My lucky streak in discovering new hobbies seems to hold a bit longer: Does somebody know Anne Holt? A Norwegian crime novelist and lawyer (it seems those two always goes hand in head) Her initial books were nice but quite average, the protagonist was a bit of a Mary Sue (a really cool one, though, I have to admit that much. She was a lesbian, had long, beautiful hair and a perfect intuition XD) but some of Anne Holts last stories were unexpectedly impressing. Especially "What Never Happens". I'm always cynical about books falling in the category  of "psychological thriller" but this one really deserves it.

spoiler )

X-Ray:
It's the subject of my university public speech. Actually it's: "X-Ray and neutron diffraction". I can clearly see the point of teaching students how to give a proper presentation, the problem is: We are about 100 students and each and every one of them have to preform their half an hour. In all the three branches. So, it's three weekend spend in our beloved university. The series of lectures starts on Friday at
1 p.m. and goes till 6 p.m. We could have other lectures on Friday - that's why it starts only at 1 p.m. But hey, the following day is a Saturday! Means - the lecturers starts at 8 a.m. and goes till 6 p.m. On Sunday it's the same. And for Monday it's the schedule of Friday again.
As much as I love my subject, it's a bit too much of knowledge to consume on one weekend.  And I'm going to set the alarm of my mobile phone in order not to oversleep my own presentation...
But, well, it's all planed for April-May. Plenty of time to concoct a plan...

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The week was long and is virtually over now, and since it's approximately Friday, we can almost see it as a weekend, ergo - I'm free to post nonsense :D

My Sherlock obsession is quite a persistent one and the city library had the book with the original illustrations [squee!] and I have to admit that BBC has done their homework really well.

Chemistry was so primitive, logical, simple those days~




But the spirit of science hadn't changed much :D





(all the sceencaps were made by great aithine)

Talking about the progress. One of the free lectures in this year's Science Festival was about the revolutions in Chemestry  "Drug Development in the 21st century" hold by Prof. MD. DSc. Aaron Ciechanover (an Israeli biologist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry) and I still can't decide if I found it interesting or boring. It was more a philosophy discussion than scientific presentation and I did agree with him at the most points, but there were no thrill in it, nothing new to chew or to be in doubt about. It was more like a historical overview of the three eras:

1) the era of serendipity. Accidental, yet, bloody lucky circumstances leads to the discovering of aspirin & penicillin. The blockbusters of drugs.
2) the second era of the brute force. Targeted screening consumes billions of dollars and is quite a stupid way of research based only on the idea, that if we screen billions of billions of billions compounds, than maybe one of them will be useful. Good, it brought us statins, so may be I'm a bit overreacting...
3) the third one we have now - the pyjama medicine, when the therapy for the breast cancer works on one person and only does damage to another.

So, (he told) there is a new, up-coming idea of personalized medicine - drugs based on the DNA.
And now it's finally getting to a controversial issue - how long will it take till people will demand to make their DNA public? And I'm not only talking about the assurance companies.

Let's talk about romantic then. All those "emotional things". When you look for a partner it's all about love and affection, but no one will deny the instinctual searching for a person with nearly the same intelligent, health, education and culture level. More or less consciously. (those are not just my own thoughts - the statistic insists on it)
And who won't know if their future partner really is healthy or is carrying a hidden handicap in them? Can you overcome the temptation to peek up?

I'm quite sure, I couldn't.



But that's enough for now, I'm sleepy and still a bit sore from the flu, so let's move on to the funny part. Weekend pic-spam <3


cut for a few more bad quality photos & screencaps )


And my favourite illustration to complete the homage:




P.S.: Nyx, this one is for you: Please, confirm you are human >3  
I really do exist )

P².S.: Oh, my summary was redundant, there is already other one on the internet xlab-goettingen

P³.S.: Also, I'm the dorm representative now :) The elections were yesterday - and now it's official! There were two opposing parties and three candidates. Nobody knew a thing about me, but people rather choose a third option then their enemy :D And I'm quite good at putting lipstick on the pig without lying. I'm just didn't tell them about my bad sides.
Means, I can stay in the student dorm for another year! :D
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The uni is feeding my brains to all the lectures, so there is not that much left for socializing... but it's an almost pleasant feeling - one get used to it after a week or two. Also, my Bachelor thesis will probably go a month longer now - the research group demands on an extra time for teaching me a proper lab tasks. But that's fine. And so the next week will be ... full of HOMO-Orbitals, heteroatoms and microcanonical states. (doesn't it sound a bit nasty? Also, when speaking of canon I can't help but thinking of Weiß Kreuz. In Russian WK-fandom the Great and Mighty Canon is feared and respected as nowhere else >D)

I still can be pretty dumb at times. Last week I tried to cure the upcoming flu with sport. Well... as you can guess, now I'm really down with heavy influenza =/ I hate it being ill, but who doesn't? -.-" The whole week my brain felt like some pulp and my trough like burning hell, but it's getting better. It's merely a matter of time now.

At least, my sport-rhythms seemed to normalized in the past few weeks, and I'm glad, I could kick my own ass and moved it into a fitness centre again. I have always those winter-time pauses, when I get really lazy and don't have any motivation for nothing... First time after the winter-sleep I almost faded out. Trying to jump around before the breakfast was a big mistake. I can't start a day without a good cup of black coffee, green tea and a rich half-an-hour breakfast with honey, milk, turkey strips on the crispbread, a few apples on an orange, one of those sweet kaki persimmons or maybe an omelette with cheese...   Oh well, it wasn't suppose to be an entry just about food, but isn't it a good sign? One suppose to get his appetite back when recovering~

Back to boasting of the winter-is-over-feelings: I hope, I will have my strength back soon and can spend at least two days a week in the sport centre, so that my head will be full of new ideas again. The last weeks already brought me some fine gags :3

Ever since I've got problems with my eyes, I've discovered the wonder of audio books for me. And I still love them from the bottom of my cold-cold heart. Now I'm entering the new level of it - hearing the audiofics >D unfortunately, there are barely WK or saiyuki fics but a lot of interesting texts about Sherlock BBC (I confess, I can't wait till the next 3 episodes are on air) While hearing to this one (The Whore of Babylon was a perfectly nice girl) "Most scholars believe the whore of Babylon was a coded reference to Rome, a bustling, metropolitan city of the time. If you compared me to London, I'd take it as a compliment. This is the same thing." (c) I grinned so wide and maniac that the other sportsmen must have thought I was on drugs >D
As the title implies it's not an internally work-safe piece of art but I approved it not for sake of sex (which wasn't explicit) but for the fine humour and oh-so-authentic characters.
If you are interested, there are several other stories, I found great:

The Dealt Hand (and the Code: The 10 Gunmen) starts right after the cliffhanger in the film and offers an interesting possibility of how it could have gone on >3 PG, worksafe, adventure.

It's not the violin - with a lot of funny series-like hints, a refreshing fistfight (which to my great joy Watson wins :3 He's an ex-soldier after all and Sherlock is only a city boy~) and some Lady Gaga covers on the violin. PG. (from the same author as the first one, yet worksafe)

For someone who prefers a higher rating I can recommend this one: Getting the Message all the fans of evil concerned-big-brother!Mycroft and everybody  who has a soft point for fail!sex will definitely enjoy it >3
(It's obvious, I adore fayjay as the reader? Especially in this one you can hear her terrific skills. I didn't like the Sherlock from the fanfiction that much, but the way she revives his craziness just gave me shivers~ amazing job! An Act of Charity)

Oh and a vid-rec, I can't keep it for myself: 
Sherlock (BBC) & the Great Mouse Detective (BBC & Disney animation crossover >D)

While the BBC show reminds me of a really good AU fanfiction based on A. C. Doyle, the crap that Warner Brothers has released in 2009 was a bad OOC fanfiction. Sure, a funny one, but still utterly OOC. And there's a big gab between the two extreme cases.

And, yes, I love AU's to my favourite fandoms or books :3

Since my Dad was the first person to deal with my vivid enthusiasm about Sherlock BBC (I had to skype with my parents to assure them I will over-live the flu) I quoted to him all the funny moments from the tree episodes and than started to retell the best scenes from the fics. I just hope, he won't search the LJ for it - I had censured them a bit and it could end really awkward for the both sides ^^" (also, my Dad is mostly reading the economic, politics or SF-blogs, never the fan-stuff related ones). My Mum is still sceptical trough - she's the only one in our family, who really solves the crimes. My Dad & I are the scientists, the artists, the creators of amazing yet impracticably ideas and theories, but she's the one who really knows how people tick. Embarrassing but true.    
And as someone said, "Sherlock doesn't have cases, he has adventures."

If there will be a few free evenings the next week, I'm sure will contribute a Weiß Kreuz/Sherlock BBC fanfiction too ;-) wouldn't it be thrilling for Sherlock to find the murderer of a crime, which he only got prognosticated from his client? Oh, and I'm looking forward to Crawford's & Sherlock's business meeting *tehe* Also wouldn't Mycroft be a better Takatori? And what if Sherlock is not just a brilliant detective but a bit of a Psi himself? And... dammit, why aren't there any WK/Sherlock crossover already? The both universes merge just perfect!  

On the other hand, it's not very likely, that I'll get that much time for writing, not only there are my jealousy and possessive universtiy-wife, but there is also "Tartuffe" playing in the theatre this month! ♥

Oh, and last week I tried out playing saxophone~ It was a great experience but unfortunately I really can't effort paying about 100 € a month right now. Nor will I in the next 2-3 years. Well, what else are dreams for?

Which, by the way, finally leads me to the meme I've caught up a few weeks ago (I'm a very fast one, I know) but first, I wanted to modify the rules a bit and apply it to the music :3

marry/shag/dumb meme (fandoms: music, APH, WK) )

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If anyone wants, I'll give him an opportunity to choose too :-)


But right now, I'm crawling back into my bed, going to hear another chapter of Sherlock adventures from "The Dealt Hand" and will hopefully wake up all fit and fine next morning. The damn flu just have to leave me alone after the whole week snuggling! 

2011

Dec. 30th, 2010 05:50 pm
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I hope you all are enjoying the X-Mas holidays! (and are going to celebrate the New Year's Eve till the morning light?) And everybody had find their special wish to whisper when the the dark tower rings the bells at the turn of the year~
(dramatic pause)

And now for the News.

For the next 5 months I'll have to take quite a dubious medicine. The list of the possible adverse reactions is so long, I even got an extra little book for thoughtful reading. One of the most fatal warnings promises depressions to the point of the suicide. Well, I already take the pills for one and a half months and I feel strangely happy all the time :3 Since it was clearly verified, that the meds lowers the level of the serotonin in the brain, I shouldn't even try to think how happy I'll be without that side-effect. Maybe I'm just glad to see my family once again (it's nearly two months since I visited them last). Or maybe I'm in love. Or I just had eaten way to much sweet honey this morning. Or the depressions are just not my thing? >D

Okay, back to the serious issues. The Christmas Eve always means stress and I'm not a great fan of that period. But I had visited two wonderful people, who made this time bearable for me
Now I'm at my parents, which means - food. Lots of delicious food. Oh, and presents. And old films.... okay, the winter can be nice.

The next year is going to be even more stressful then 2010. Yet interesting. My bachelor theses theme is clear now - I'm going to work on research of oscillation-like behavior of protozoa, using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and impedance analyzer. (doesn't it sound so very cool and adult and scientific and... yes, I do know what it means. Well, at least I have quite a good idea. In a few months I can tell you more. After all, it will be really a research work, which means the methods or the direction could change any time. Also, it means that  the result of my thesis can end in a set of conclusions like: "As we just demonstrated, it doesn't work this, that and the other way." But I can still starve the bacteria, till I have the results I want... Yes, as a child I really wanted to became a mad scientist. Who didn't?)

The other New Year resolution will be learning saxophone. I'm afraid, I still haven't enough money to afford the lessons. It's gross how expensive the tuition is ._.", so the most realistic scenario is, that it' still be a dream for the next year. Or the year after next... but after visiting a musician for Christmas I can't get rid of the idea. (Also, does someone from my f-list like jazz? I'd like to fangirl :3)
My Christmas host is to blame for even more strange ideas. Cosplay-plans (Weiß Kreuz - Hetalia crossover? Yes, please. Oh, and a special Halloween surprise *tehe*) And this strong desire to travel. (Dear Santa, I only wish for money and health. Anything else I can procure myself just fine. Thanks.)

And it's snowing all the time. So my New Year's Wishes will be all about sun and warmth and all the pretty summer-colors of Spain~ summerwine



(Those were the sangría tinta (for my mum) and blanca (for myself), my dad had a cocktail, but I'm afraid, I don't know the name anymore ^^")

And a few more photos for my Christmas' musician. The room kind of reminds me of Chopin >3~

click )

Oh, and a fanart one from a great Russian artist junajull (copyright). Saxophone-love >3



P.S.: Wanny play? You know the famous DeviantArt drinking-game memo, when the person who caught the kiriban can call out for a photo of their wish? Catch the 10,000 pageview on my flagcounter, send me a PN with the pagescreen and I'll write an entry with the theme of you choice >3

Well, now I'm off for a while - family time.

Happy Next Year everybody! ☆

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I've got a new crush lately: a cruel and utterly beautiful one - analytical chemistry ♥ Actually, the course ended a few weeks ago, but since I'm still working on the paper with the results, I can't get rid of it. Forensic science is frustrating and fascinating at the same time, but writing the research down is quite an annoying job. Especially, since I'm working with TeX again and after a long break I lost lots of my skills x_x"
Also, I set one of my spectrograms on fire ^^" Well, no more  perfumed candle while learning anymore?
(or maybe I was just nervous about my bachelor thesis. Buridan's ass would be the best match for my soul mate. After 2 and a half years I finally find out that biophysical chemistry would be my dream comes true, and now they want me to decide about a thesis in only a few hours - I'll need at least a half of a year  to make my mind o_o")

Well, curios to see some high-tech devices I was working with?

click~ )




Also, I've started ballroom dancing! Since I was on my own, I got a random dance-partner there... Well, he is studying French & Politics eduction for a teaching post at secondary schools. Which makes us quite a funny "couple" (side note: in a completely innocent way - he's so skinny and tiny, I'm feeling like some plump orc while dancing with him XD But at least I can learn how to lead ... my future dancing partner sure wouldn't mind? <3)
One evening we were coming back from the dancing lesson, passing "some strange guys with stocks" and I had to switch to the Mr. know-it-all and was talking about shinai and kendo for the rest of the evening. He fled as soon as he could... Whatever. I just noticed, how I miss kendo ._." But I promised myself to go fencing this semester, which was not the best decision I made. Not only I run into my old relationship (which isn't that bad) but  the course is also quite boring (which is bad!). Well, may be it'll getting better in a few weeks (or months) but right now it's not much of a challenge to prick a fencing glove with a floret . Even when the glove is sliding down the wall - after a half of an hour even a monkey will get it.

Also, I desperately need money. Since this year there won't be any new TA positions at the university, (yes, we have to pay over 700 € each semester for studying and they still have nerves to say there have no money! >_<") I had to find another part-time job. So I've got a new student that I'm tutoring after university and one-to-one tutoring is way more stressful that teaching in a class. But since the payment is better, I guess, it's okay. (Just the same as everywhere: working for the industry was always more profitable than for the sake of science XD)

I still had a few evenings left, reserved for culture and social contacts. After sitting at home for days and just learning or starring an the celling all day long (which is sometimes the same) it was just great wandering through the Christmas market or visiting the theatre. 
The Physicists. The first of Dürrenmatt's play I ever read (and it was love at the first sight act), unfortunately, they had to cut a lot (it was only a 2-hours play ._.) and one of the nurses (Monica - the one who was still alive at the beginning XD) still managed to get undressed <.<" (why? WHY? Why does someone have to strip for a play to get acknowledged?) but it was still the good old angry Dürrenmatt >D (for the German Text and Photos from the play go here)
The other play I absolutely recommend is "Party Game" (here more but still not famous enough for a wikepedia article, I guess ) - especially the end, when everything turns upside down and the real intentions are revealed. At that point I was already pleased with the moral of the story, but than - just few minutes before the end - the plot turned one more time and there was the next level of the intrigue. (also, it was performed in an old operation hall which was an amazing idea - despite sitting on the both sides from the scene you never had the impression of starring at someone's ass instead of their faces. Great interpretation!)
The concept of the play reminds me of "Inception" (yeah, I'm quite slow on the uptake~) - but the idea of dream in a dream in a dream is just so after my fancy! *_*;; (Are there any Weiß Kreuz crossover with Inception? Not only it would explain what Farfarello and Berger was doing in Crawfords mind, but wouldn't Schuldig make just a perfect Forger? >3 And Nagi would be awesome as an Architect. Craword - the Pointman? And Farfarello... well ... the ultimate totem? XD)

Oh, and while speaking about awesomeness: Not only I forgot to mention a bunch of great authors from the summer 120_minuten-project (Team Van Gogh - we were awesome! <3) but I also nearly missed the new X-Mas time challenges. (No, I sure don't have any free time for writing.. but I spend way too much hours sleeping lately. If I rearrange the priorities there sure will be a few hours left..)

Banner-time! I couldn't decide so there will be 3 Van Gogh's! XD


(by awesome [livejournal.com profile] nyx_chan)


(by talented [livejournal.com profile] lumcheng)

 
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PS: The best receipt against the winter depressions: eating eucalyptus-honey & reading Kurt Vonnengut. (hui, he was studying chemistry too? And did his magistracy in anthropology? Sure why not? *_*;)




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Procrastination is a bad, bad thing.
The winter semester will start tomorrow and once again I have set the bar high. I can't even judge if that's realistic. But we'll see :)

And the analyse course for the next two weeks can start as well - all the analytic stuff always reminds me of my childhoods dream of working in forensic science >3

(speaking of high bars... also, I'd like to take Spanish courses, otherwise I'll forget the language completely.)




Procrastination
from ism studios on Vimeo.


P.S. Also, I have a little problem with my keyboard, so if I wont post a next few days... Well, let's just hope, I can cure my
laptop as soon as possible?


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