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Lisa
13 July 2011 @ 03:26 pm
I went to a midnight showing of Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, not expecting much - I never really do re. the films.

Prisoner of Azkaban is still my favourite (it's my favourite book as well, everything just flows) and I still wish they'd got Cuarón back. But still, part 2 was SO. GOOD.

There was, of course, some weird things, things they added and things they cut, but over-all it does the last half of the book justice. And one of the first things I said to my friend as we were walking out, it's so pretty. For once they got the special effects right - especially the dragon looks amazing, you'd think it was real. Actually, it made me think of the first Jurassic Park movie and Hammond's "spared no expenses", that's what it felt like.

Rest under the cut, no real spoilers if you've read the books, but still...

about the film vs. book and things they addedCollapse )


I don't know what more to say - there is so much more, but I can't seem to get it out.
I didn't think I would cry, but at the end something just broke. I started out laughing and then it just changed and I was bawling, sniffling and snorting - it wasn't pretty.
Oh, I hate 3D, don't see the point of it at all, but just this once I actually think it enhanced the experience. It was beautiful and well worth the money.
 
 
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Lisa
Hey. Hi. Hello.

Each time I think everything is over, it's settled and I'm free, something startles me and I get stressed out again.

Uni is over, the term at least. I handed in my essay on the 3rd of June and I got it back a week later. I passed but that's all. And I still have no idea what I did wrong, there's not a single comment except for the one that says that my "headline is too square" (which is a poor translation, but I'm a little drunk at the moment).
I don't want to think about it anymore. (I'm usually an over-achiver at heart) 
This doesn't make any sense.


The Amsterdam thing is going good, I paid a fee and am guaranteed a room - but I won't know more about that until August. I got an e-mail last thursday (the 16th?) where it said that I had to answer back with information before the 20th of May, or else I might not get any money from CSN for my exchange studies, so that's what I'm worried about right now. Why had I never seen any e-mail like that before??? They need to tell me things like that. I need that money to live.


I cried at the end of X-Men First Class no real spoilers, but safety firstCollapse )


And, A Supermarket in California is so amazing - why haven't I read it until now?
Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes! and you, Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?

I need to buy some Ginsberg poetry...


/This entry was brought to you by someone who shouldn't drink and blog.
 
 
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Lisa
30 May 2011 @ 04:03 pm
I'm so bored.

The weather is great, but I can't go outside because I need to finish my essay. Ten pages and I love my subject, but it's so hard to keep your enthusiasm up when you've been working on the same thing for a over month. Seriously, I kind of love that they gave us that much time, but one month to write 10 pages is a bit much. I've talked to at least three people who (last week) had only procrastinated and not started yet.

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So, once again, sorry that I haven't been around. My head is so full of information and dates and just bullshit right now that I feel like it's gonna burst any minute.
I'll be back, nicer, kinder and greater than ever in just a few weeks.
I hope you're all doing great!
 
 
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Lisa
17 May 2011 @ 05:01 pm
Sorry I haven't been around much. I just want everyone to know that I'm still reading your updates. 
Will try to update this thing soon~ish, and leave some comments on your posts.
 
 
Lisa
24 April 2011 @ 08:42 pm
I finally took the time to watch Norwegian Wood with another Murakami-loving friend.
I don't know exactly where to start, I've had 'Film Studies' and have written a few reviews, but my thoughts are all over the place.

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Other than seeing films and staying up-to-date with the shows I watch, there's been quite a lot going on.
I won't write about it all though.

Leaving for Berlin with my art history class on Thursday - we have a pretty epic schedule ahead of us, so many museums to see in three days.
I've had some trouble with my ear, which (cutting a very long story short) ended with a perforated eardrum, so I'm now on penicillin while it heals. As a result, my hearing is a little screwed.
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Lisa
06 April 2011 @ 05:00 pm
My application to Universiteit van Amsterdam got accepted! I will spend the following autumn in Amsterdam! 
This is so weird.

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I cut my hair, went back to the side-swept fringe - I've missed it ever since I grew it out. Thought of posting a gpoy, but it really doesn't look that different and you're all probably bored with my pictures anyway.

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Liam Hemsworth as Gale and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta has me pretty much dead-set on avoiding the Hunger Games film. I don't understand the casting at all.

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Met the world's cutest boy at the gallery on Saturday (seriously, I'm glad that I don't have any hacking skills or I would turn in to such a facebook-stalker).
I was at the gallery (someone has to be there any time it's open) and he came in with a friend. Whenever I'm there I usually try to ask if the visitors have any questions or if they just want me to explain what exactly the exhibition is. So I did, and they just looked confused, so I asked in English and they turned out to be really curious - about everything.
Long story short, I talked to the cute guy and his friend (who was really cute as well) for half an hour, about pretty much anything. The cute guy had the bluest eyes I've ever seen and was an exchange student from The Netherlands, his friend was visiting.
And, god, he was so attentive and sent out such strong vibes. He really listened and our eyes caught in a way that I've never experienced before. If his friend hadn't been there... I don't know.
We managed to exchange some information, but not anything important. I know what he studies, what Nation he belongs to (Wermlands), but I don't know his name.
Well, I didn't know his name, until he friended Pictura on facebook (like I told him to), and now I feel weird, having that information.
We'll likely never meet again.
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Växlande Molnighet - Emil Jensen
 
 
Lisa
01 April 2011 @ 04:16 pm
Hello, I'm embarrassed by the amount I haven't been around here lately. I've read most of the updates on my friends list and I want to comment (and so bad sometimes) but I just don't. I'm really very sorry and'll try to do better.

I haven't even been that busy. Sure, there's uni and all the reading I have to do to stay afloat (a lot, and sometimes I skip it and then I feel so bad) and there's Pictura, the gallery. I love it, but I'm still pretty new, sometimes I feel like I'm more in the way than actually helping out. But, I think it's getting better, I went to a very interesting lecture on Marcel Duchamp with two other girls from the gallery this Wednesday and when it was over we went for beer together, "bonding". Maybe I'll fit in great.
There's an opening for our new exhibition tonight and dinner with the two artists afterwards - I'm going and looking forward to it very much.

What else? My ERASMUS application has been read and sent to Universiteit van Amsterdam! I'm trying not to get my hopes up, we were six people trying to get in and Lund is hoping to send all of us, but there might just be room for four, so nothing is safe. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


Went to see Black Swan with a friend last weekend (it only just premiered here). I was seriously freaked out but not blown away. I still wish Annette Benign had won Best Female Actress at the Oscars, I loved her performance in The Kids Are All Right - the film might not be the strongest, but she really shone.

Oh, and I'm ridiculously disappointed with the casting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games
I'm not a super fan of the books - honestly, if someone asked me if I could recommend the series I'd say to just read the first one and ignore the rest. The first one starts out slow but then really grows and it's fun to read, even though it has more gore than other YA books (not including "Breaking Dawn" hah) but it's refreshing. And Katniss is an enjoyable, strong female character. But that's the first one. Beyond that, no spoilers, but the other two are just boring pretty much 80% of the time, Katniss turns Mary-Sue and, god, Peeta really annoys me.
I don't even know if I'll watch the film when it's done, I guess it depends on how the trailers look.
 
 
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Crazy For You - Best Coast
 
 
Lisa
07 March 2011 @ 04:13 pm
So, a strange thing happened. Or, not really. This might get long.
tl;dr about an australian movie. sorryCollapse )

And then there was this other strange thing.
It's hard to explain, but I've always - ever since I was very little - had this way of numbing my thoughts and achieving a pleasant, tingly feeling in my brain? This is so hard to explain to those who haven't experienced the feeling - and to my knowledge not a lot of people have. I remember trying to explain it to two friends when I was, maybe, 8 years old? It doesn't happen all of the time, there are things that will set it off, with me calm voices and soft dialects often does it - it made me feel almost guilty when I didn't know better. Also, I think, because no-one but me seemed to experience it.
Then, through tumblr, I found this blog The Unnamed Feeling and other people that know exactly how it feels and have the same triggers etc. And even though it doesn't make me feel guilty or weird anymore, it's still really nice to know that it's not just me and to be able to name it - ASMR (a better description: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)

Two satisfying discoveries on the same day (Saturday).


I'd love to write something about Smallville, but the latest episode really upset me (I found it insulting and that it rubbed me the wrong way is a very nice way of saying that I didn't like it). Mary (penumbra ) has very eloquently said pretty much exactly what was wrong with it and I couldn't agree more. 


Oh, and Paris, a mini picspam:click for pictures from ParisCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: The Cardigans - Live and Learn
 
 
Lisa
20 February 2011 @ 10:04 pm
Better than In Rainbows (thank god), need to listen some more, but I like it (a lot). That's all I have for now.


Oh, would anyone like a postcard from Paris?
 
 
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Lisa
14 February 2011 @ 05:54 pm
This is Hailee Steinfeld at the BAFTAs yesterday:



You all probably recognise her, she's Oscar nominated for her performance in True Grit - I still haven't seen it (it only premiered over here this Friday and I want to see it on the big screen, not my computer), but I've seen plenty of Hailee on the red carpet and I just adore her. Look at her, what she's wearing! It's so sophisticated yet age-appropriate, I just want to hug her (and her stylist)! Nit-picking, I would have chosen a different clutch, but that's all I'd change.
It's just so nice to see, a young girl with (hopefully) a great career ahead of her, looking pretty without trying for sexy - thank god. Better, even, than Elle Fanning. I hope she'll continue on this path, she could become a great inspiration to young girls everywhere.

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Got a call - I'm opening the gallery for the documentary people tomorrow.
I've never opened before, I'm excited! ...And a little scared.

That's from Thursday, when I wanted to update this journal, but felt like I didn't have enough to say.
I did get to open the gallery and everything went really well (if you don't count the part where I dropped my iPhone on the cobble stone and smashed the glass to pieces. It's fixed now). I loved every second. We were showing a documentary and the guys who made it were there, hanging up pictures - I got to run around like crazy, trying to figure out where everything was, hanging curtains to darken the room, putting up chairs. There wasn't a boring second and I thrived. I really, really, want to do this professionally in the future.

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I loved Smallville this week. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that there were so many different people involved, storylines playing out and coming together in a way that I enjoyed. Probably because they've only had four major characters for a lot of the season, and as much as I love Erica and Clois, they can't carry all of the episodes all of the time. Do I make any sense at all?

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Been listening to Radiohead non-stop all day (mostly Amnesiac for some reason?). I'M EXCITED!

Thinking of changing my lj username, I never really liked this one but couldn't be bothered to change it. I like my tumblr name setsailtomorrow - not that I ever use it (I think I've posted twice and the last time was a year ago?) - so I might use that one here as well. Maybe.
 
 
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