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Have said I will do this a few times now, so please comment on this entry, and I will:

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

So now that the important stuff is out of the way... I went to Oxford today, had an absolutely lovely day. It was warm and the sky was blue with fluffy white clouds which looked painted on. Took two American LSE friends and we went sightseeing, and punting (they were both immediately better than me, I can't steer at all) and took photos and had cream tea and now I am home and feel really sick. :( Not sure what is wrong, I just feel unwell, I think I am being punished for having a day off, which was supposed to be a celebration for finishing my essays but I haven't started writing the second one. I fail. A lot.

Also. Apparently the bees are really disappearing. :(

In better news, I am really excited about the Gossip Girl spin off, especially because there are rumours that it will be a crossover with the OC, as Lily will be living in California in the 80s will know teenage Kirsten and Jimmy Cooper! And if these two shows are in each other's canon it gives me ideas. Because Serena got into Brown and Summer went to Brown, and now I want to read a Serena/Summer fic...

Oh and THIS is pretty.

katia: (white dress dance)

I don’t know if any of you are still watching Heroes, as it really did go downhill, but yesterday I caught up on the last two episodes and they were fantastic! For the first time since probably season 1 I truly enjoyed watching it, so that I had to pause it to flail and write down quotes and yell for my brother to squee at him. So much of it was so good. Some less so. Now I am craving a long plotty fic explaining what the fuck happened to Nathan (bodysnatch? Pls?) and how him and Peter reunite and it is wonderful. But until I find that. My thoughts. Well, noncoherent squee. Same thing.


Heroes spoilers for 3x16 & 3x17 )

And a meme tagged by [livejournal.com profile] the_sea_to: Comment to this post and I will give you five subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this to your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Clothing: Yeah I love clothes. I already made a post to that effect and the number of fashion blogs I frequent has grown quite a bit since. As has my tights collection. Every day I get on the bus from Euston to Holborn, sit on top at the front and look outside judging people’s outfits. Since it’s central London, this is so fun! I’ve been attempting to take photos of my daily outfits, not because I think I am awesome, but because I am curious as to what I wear and try to not repeat an outfit, but keep forgetting to do it, so the result is not very accurate, but the photos I have are growing. I sort of want to post them, but doubt this is the right place for it.

Travel: I guess I am quite lucky as have done quite a lot of travelling in the last few years, though there is so much more I want to see. I am not really a holiday person, and by that I mean going somewhere to do nothing but relax/sun bathe/drink, when I go somewhere I need to see everything. I adore different cultures, the food, the atmosphere of places and though I do go to the museums and galleries my favourite thing is to simply walk around the streets and look at people and buildings and take a million photos. I try to avoid the super touristy areas and see what the parts which are not the city centre are like, try more authentic food and talk to local people. I am so looking forward to going to Barcelona soon. Especially since I have been before, as there is something wonderful about revisiting places

Oxford: is one of my favourite places. I did my degree there and lived there for three years and I don’t want to sound like a cliché but they were the best years of my life. It was wonderful, a lot of work, sometimes too much but also a lot of fun and really fantastic people. As for the city itself I never really got used to its spectacular beauty, the river before proper sunrise, cold and ethereal (rowing was good for something), the Covered Market filled with shops selling pearls and dresses and the scent of Ben’s cookies, the oldest Oxfam, which I could never enter without purchasing something ridiculous, the Cowley road graffiti, all the colleges of course, everything else.

Fanfiction: I still read and haven’t written in a very long time. Though I have a fantastic idea about an Arthur/Merlin fashion AU, a sort of The Devil Wears Prada meets Ugly Betty. with Uther as Miranda and Gaius as Nigel. Arthur is Daniel and Merlin as the clueless writer who has no idea about fashion at all and accidentally gets a job as Arthur’s personal assistant. Arthur tortures him of course but Merlin’s idiocy is sort of endearing and he accidentally saves the day a few times and Arthur slowly falls for him. Will is Nate and Morgana is Alexis and Gwen is Lily and I so want to write this. What do you guys think?

New people: I like new people, both in RL and in LJ, looking at my flist it looks like I need some new faces as half of you haven’t posted in forever and I hardly share a fandom with most of you, but at the same time I am not a big fan of change.



Jun. 3rd, 2007 12:23 pm
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The rain has finally stopped, it is gloriously sunny outside and my obsessive frequenting of bbc weather informs me that it will continue to be gorgeous for the next five days.

Only I am ill. And have hay fever. Well the hay fever part I can live with, besides I am finally in the posession of medicine, but the horrible illness thing is not on. My head hurts and my throat and I can't concentrate but I need to work, I really do, as I didn't write a single essay last week, which was nice at the time, but not anymore. I have had eleven hours of sleep and now all I want is to go back to bed.


Ooh, I have been wanting to do the first kiss meme

Give me two characters, and I'll write their first kiss.

Fandoms I am willing to write in: Harry Potter, Heroes, the OC, Smallville, Firefly, Scrubs. Crossovers welcome.

I am going to make myself some herbal tea with honey and then go to boots and buy some medicines. And then come back and read about Causation.

photo meme

Feb. 2nd, 2007 05:35 pm
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Hello dearests, I am freaking out trying to fill in applications (also find some, because deadlines for most things have passed (I am a PPEist who hasn't applied anywhere yet, oh I so win!) and other things I want to do don't do summer placements, so I will have to email and beg) for things and seriously if any of you can think of a situation where you quickly resolved a complicated problem please to be telling me, I am desperate.

Aaanyway, point of this post is that I need distractions...and since when I get bored all I do is take photos of things this is the perfect meme.

Ask me to take pictures of any aspect of my life that you're interested in or curious about. It can be anything from my favorite shirt to my cell phone. Leave your requests as a comment to this entry, and I'll snap the pictures and post them as soon as I can.

PS: We have a house! *dances madly in circles* Complete with a lovely elderly land lady and john the maintenance guy, I will not be homeless!!

Oh and just to illustrate how awesome life is, I went to the library to return a book today, it is the farthest I have ventured from college this week, the other 2 times I have left main quad this week were a tute in Corpus Christi and a lecture in All Souls (With Cohen! In All souls, highlight of my week) Katia for the cool!

I need to get out of my head! Also OXFORD, just get out and breath.
katia: (Hermione failing!)
Okay, in order for me to actually not fail collections, I have to not come online at all for the next week because I lack all self control and simply can not spend my time productively when I can spend it here. :( I leave you with an icon meme stolen from [personal profile] loneraven because yay for icons.

Icon meme )

Questions for you:

Which of my current icons:
1. Which icon do you associate most with me?
2. is your favourite and why?
3. is your least favourite and why?
4. would you like some context for, don't get, or just generally want more info?
5. have you never noticed I even had before? (No need to list here, I am guilty of being very monotonous when it comes to chosing an icon to post with)
6. What do you think I should have an icon for that I don't?
7. When you comment, use your favourite icon and tell me why you love it!
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The Wiki meme, because I am a sheep and like the results. Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

Events God, there were so many wars/deaths/horrible things :(
31 BC - Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
1666 - The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral.
1945 - World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan is accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

1964 - Keanu Reeves, American actor
1966 - Salma Hayek, Mexican actress

1973 - J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (b. 1892) (!)

I bought trainers today! I haven't owned proper trainers in years, and now I do, yaya! They are pink, but still, they are trainers. Today brother and I decided that as we both need to revise if we revise in the same room we would do more work as we won't go on the computer. We ended up playing 20 questions for ages. Only with 10 questions. Despite all this I feel that I have made substantial progress in Philosophy revision. Yay for knowledge! I am sure you all appreciate the revision updates...! Hehe. Not.
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Happy Valentine's Day my lovely flist!
I wish you all a Shiny, Happy, Smiley day whether you are single or loved up!

I feel rather silly after yesterday's rant though everything I said still stands I shouldn't have expressed it in that way I don't think. It is a sunny day outside and despite having had two lectures, then spend two hours in the library and now doing a rather daunting Politics essay all is good. I did get two roses in my pigein hole from friends which made me smile and are now sitting prettily in a bottle of water as I don't have a vase. I bought chocolate biscuits and tonight there will be a Valentine's Day Forma Hall, with special heart shaped food to which I am planning to dress up in red because I can and then prompltly return to my room to finish off my essay.

I do wish I could be reading the new chapter of Quality Of Mercy, Maya's gift to all of us, but will resist the temptation.

And the new look of this update page is not nice, what happened colours???

PS. Please fill in my nohari (negative character traits) and johari (positive character traits) for I am terribly curious.
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I feel so thankful today, had to finish off economics essay for today as didn't yesterday, had maths for today too, which I couldn'tfinish because it was evil and impossible but I don't really care and also a politics essay due in tomorrow morning, which I had done all the reading for but would have had to start now and not sleep at all in order to finish. And then, this afternoon we all got an email from my tutor informing us that the tutorial has been resceduled to next Wednesday! OMG. AWESOME! I have a sort of free evening as a result, lots of people went to a Labour club meeting which is here in Univ, but it's not really my thing. I could read more federal papers but I think I will just watch more episodes of the L Word, because I have become a tiny bit addicted and am mid season 2 so have quite a few eps to get through. Before Tonya I never knew I could hate anyone quite so much.

Philosophy! I seem to be the only one in my college to absolutely adore all the lectures so far, omg I love them, we did that whole: Am I really here or am I just a brain in a vat in on Mars thing that was so awesome, heh my lecturers are love and he kept refering to the Matrix and told us all about Trinity's death and how someone at the sonema shouted "Die bitch!", at which point someone complained about spoilers, HEE! :D I mean...ooops...

The letter meme, I so hope someone will participate.

 Leave a list of fictional characters in your journal that you would love to get a message from. It is your friend-list's mission, should they choose to accept it, to write you an in-character "letter" from a character on that list. Then they post their own list in their journal and the process continues! Mostly HP... )
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Hello, I have been so busy with studying and getting ill that I have forgotten all about my lovely flist, so a meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] goldie

Comment to this entry and I'll tell you what I love about you. I don't care if we don't talk to each other much or not. If you're on my flist, there's something I love about you. Don't be shy. I want to give you all love.

Oh and something to make you smile, or fall over laughing ;_;

[livejournal.com profile] walrusrpg is as crazy as it's name but in a good way.

And now Katia needs her sleep.
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I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] thecapitalc to do a meme that I am pretty sure I started back in February but obviously can't prove it. Hee, it is a lovely meme to distract from the wank that simply isn't going away.

List ten things that make you happy (in no particular order), and then tag five people to do the same.

  • My bed. I love it so much, sleeping is like the best thing ever.
  • [livejournal.com profile] lovememe is such a wonderful idea, I hope it doesn't die down, go forwards and share the love. :D
  • fandom more often than not, used to be about the fics and art but it's mostly the people these days,
  • my friends and family, cheesy but very very true, I am so lucky to have made so many new ones recently which bring me to:
  • Oxford, it made me happy before I even got there, but I love it so much, the people, my subject, the city, everything apart from maths.
  • Books make me incredibly happy, it is so easy to get lost in a book and to experience a whole new word and to love them so.
  • Films and tv shows to a lesser extend have the same effect, those hour or two are a complete bliss. (if I am nt watching crap that is)
  • Finishing essays and handing them in on time (not getting them back though...). This needs no explanation, it is such an enormous relief and joy.
  • Music. In the past year I have gotten to know so much new artists and that makes me so happy, because I love being introduced to new music.
  • (pleasant) Surprises, whatever form these take from a text I didn't expect to a gift I didn't deserve.

I never know who's done these things but I tag: [livejournal.com profile] anna_bonita (I will force you to post somehow! Please tell me to go away and revise),
[livejournal.com profile] annephoenix, [livejournal.com profile] jacinthsong, [livejournal.com profile] starcrossedgirl and [livejournal.com profile] squirmy But I think everyone should do it, because it is nice to remember the good things, however simple they may be. :D
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So. Resolutions: )

Yeah Jan second and it's already turning out less than great and it is all my fault, at least my internet is in working order, though a part of me wishes it wasn't because then I would be doing revision. I am in dire need of revision and not doing anything. Like I spend I don't know how many hours reading through Aja's anonymous meme for which I hate myself just a little and not because of the wank but becuase I wasted so many valuable hours reading a very long and boring meme, like pages and pages of nothing much. That is not to say that there wasn't wank and even though it is always 'interesting' to see how people get off on petty cruelties I wish it hadn't let to deletions and defriendings so early in the year. *big hugs* for anyone on my flist mentioned there in a less than favourable way, hope it hasn't caused too much grief.
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I typed up a lengthy post about my adventures in London over the past few days, but then there was a troubleshoot and now the post is gone, suffise to say I am alive, though have spend way too much money and none on alcohol or clothes and a lot of things went wrong, though overall it was fun. Would write it up again but brother is due home from school any minute now and will doubtlessly kick me off his computer. So you get a a meme, which just shows how dull my posts are. Sorry about that. I am going to France tomorrow for a week. Weird. Hope there is lots of snow. Oh! Will write up Christmas cards and send them tomorrow! :D

Meme. Yay. Or not. )
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  • Brutal honesty meme. People, pls fill my paranoia. Seriously. I have always wanted to know how is it that I annoy you lovely flist so that I can better myself. Or not. Either way, I heart this meme and so you all should do it. Yes. Not that I have bad things to say about you, that is not what I meant. Honest! Love!

  • Also, once again a reminder for Christmas Cards, I will be buying them soon, so fill the poll!
  • Missed maths lecture today, hmm, feel guilty as lecturer is my economics tutor and scared he might have notice.
  • Politics tute went well, my tutor is lovely, my essay not so well. He said it had a heavy conservative slant :((( What? How? :(((
  • I want Cedric/Harry like NOW! [profile] baleheadbabe linked to a discussion on IMDB which is all about the Harry/Cedric love and someone linked to a fic at the end of it. Omg, hahaha that fic was so bad and funny. Am in search of good fic now, so recs to any would be appreciated and lovely, fics don't need to be spectacular, at this point I am rather desperate.
  • Really should be reading Varian, as economics is evil.

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I've been doing logic exercises most of today, they are ridiculously difficult and also really, really pointless, however I feel strangely accomplished. At least they sort of make sense eventually, unlike the maths which doesn't. Did really bad on last maths work, thankfully after class today got most things but suspect that my economics tutor will offer me extra classes in a patronising way next time I see him. During my tute on Monday I had to draw a stupid graph on the board and I got really confused and nervous but did say the right thing, he didn't understand and told me too sit down, noting my nervousness then proceeded to do what I'd said, thankfully tute partner noticed and told him. Still, it was humiliating. :( Next week I have to be really, really prepared, only I can't because it is just so difficult.
In better news, I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide again, last year it was awesome. I am really looking forward to my assignment even though so many of the fandoms I wanted to request weren't there, (What happened to Daria? Why is it not there anymore? It can't be because it isn't obscure, where's the fic then?) I did however ask for One Tree Hill and it was there and yay.
Good luck to NaNoWriMo people! I failed miserably last year, but still plan to finish what I started because I liked my idea, even if you don't get to the dreaded 50 000 words, you will have fun, writing under such pressure and not caring about brilliance of content is quite lovely.
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Oh My God, GOF world premiere on Sunday! I will be going to London with fandom people and it will be so much fun. I haven't been to London in the longest time, there is just so much work all the time.
iTunes meme )
katia: (Kaylee)
After my driving theory (which I passed! Yay!!!) I took the bus home and then walked for 15 minutes in the rain. It was FUN! Like it was raining and I was listening to loud music and running/jumping the whole way home. There weren't too many people around and despite the rain it wasn't cold and I am really going to miss this place. Next Tuesday I will be sleeping in my new room (not that I know what it is like or anything at all about it, which is so frustrating, not that I have started packing or done anything useful at all...) for the first time and I am so very terrified but at the same time really hate this waiting, especially since everyone is gone.

I got home and I watched a whole lot of Firefly and then I went to read my flist and the first thing I saw was:

When you see this on your flist, quote Firefly. Random coinsidence? Perhaps :D

Mel: We're not gonna die. We can't die. You know why? Because we are so... very... pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die.

Can't wait till Serenity, only here we get in *next* Friday as opposed to this Friday *gtumble*
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There is an X-rated Snaps Cup meme and for reasons unknown I put my name in it. (Page 4)

I have clearly lost my mind. So, like, validate my existence or something, k?


(Also I am learning driving theory (or should be), if you happen to see me online tell me to go away. Thanks)



Sep. 23rd, 2005 04:41 pm
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Fun meme gacked from [livejournal.com profile] darkasphodel[profile] :

Give me three hints about you and I will try (and most likely horribly fail) to guess who you are.

Do it!

If I don't reply straight away doesn't mean I give up, I am just sort of cleaning my room at the same time.

My nail just broke. :(( I love having long nails.

katia: (Hermione failing!)

My mum's birthday is today, so I have been fairly busy and yet I someow found the time for the 12 characters meme because it amused me when I read other people's and I wanted to have a go.

I did only one fandom because I totally didn't read the instruction, however the results still made me laugh and quite a few plot bunnies were born...


1. Severus Snape

2. Hermione Granger

3. Harry Potter

4. Luna Lovegood

5. Narcissa Malfoy

6. Remus Lupin

7. Voldemort

8. Draco Malfoy

9. Pansy Parkinson

10. Percy Weasley

11. Horace Slughorn

12. Sirius Black


The answers )

Also my recent discovery that the OUSU is sending everyone Freshers' Packs with information about ordering gowns etc has made me worry an awful lot because I haven't got mine yet. Do you all have yours? Could that mean that my confirmation hasn't arrived. I think I'd die if it got lost on the way. I am not sure what to do, whether to wait or call them and ask which is quite pathetic but it would suck so much if they thought that I haven't confirmed my place. Or maybe it was the pack that got lost, or even the simpler comclusion that it has not arrived yet and that it will. *worryworry* :(

katia: (Rachel Bilson)

Blah, it's been raining all day today thank god I don't have a driving lesson.

Um a meme because I have nothing interesting to say right now and a lot of things to be doing. Also I need the love

Taken from various people on flist.

One little compliment can make you feel amazing. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. And once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.

Comments are going to be screened so none of you will know if I'm uber-popular who gets over 100 comments on this or a total loser who doesn't get any.

But! I am changing the meme a little, I don't just want compliments, I do want an opinion even if it is negative, if something about me bugs you here is your chance to tell me so, Please Do!

And this is completely unrelated to anything but I adore Daria.

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I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] transparenttear to do a very nice meme

Name ten celebrities you find attractive and then tag five friends. I am making this meme better by adding images, images are always fun (no large images contained behind cut, only links)

Mmm )

Today I have had the laziest day ever, woke up at 12! Which for me is very odd and then just didn't do anything, didn't read or write and the day flew by. In a couple of days I am off to Spain, in a couple of days HBP comes out, which I miss and won't be able to read until the 23. I really hope I don't get terribly spoiled before then.


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