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I'm always willing to make friends, you only need to write a comment to this entry. However, I will not add:
♪ Empty journals
♪ People who do not even bother to ask
♪ Racists, fundamentalists and homophobes
♪ Random JE fangirls, sorry I'm not into that any longer
♪ People who share no interests with me

I'm usually very easy-going and laid back about stuff, but every now and then I might write entries that are offensive to some. I don't mean to make anyone mad, it's just my opinions and I don't claim they're right or anything.

Expect lots of nonsense fangirling on the most random topics, though at the moment my main source of spazzing is Axis Powers Hetalia and the Spain/Romano pairing.

Cheers!

Fanlistings!

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I love fanlistings, and since I own no personal sites decided to store them all here ^_^v

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50 Book Challenge 2011

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Finished:

1. Mario Vargas Llosa, In Praise of the Stepmother (176)
2. 'Ala Al-Aswani, The Yacoubian Building (215)
3. Javier Marias, Tomorrow in the battle think on me (287)
4. Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum (509)
5. Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (551)
6. Ingeborg Bachmann, Short stories (237)
7. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, The Dangerous Liaisons (447)
8. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Medea
9. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Phaedra (255)
10. Homer, The Iliad (624)
11. Federico De Roberto, The Viceroys (651)
12. Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment (157)
13. Banana Yoshimoto, Chie-chan and I (142)
14. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (234)
15. Euripides, Electra
16. Carlo Alianello, The Prioress's Legacy (596)
17. Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (291)
18. Lolly Winston, Good Grief (394)
19. Gilbert Sinoué, A Ship to Hell (313)
20. Irène Némirovsky, Fire in the Blood (155)
21. Arthur Schnitzler, Dream Story (95)
22. Ovid, Metamorphoses (705)
23. William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew (68)
24. Angela Carter, Burning your Boats (462)
25. Michela Murgia, Accabadora (165)
26. Niccolò Ammaniti, I'm Not Scared (213)
27. Anne Fine, Telling Liddy (185)
28. Natalia Ginzburg, The Little Virtues (116)
29. Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits (364)
30. Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog (319)
31. Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author (93)
32. Agota Kristof, The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie: Three Novels (379)
33. Curzio Malaparte, The Skin (300)
34. Ignazio Silone, Fontamara (208)
35. Lev Tolstoj, War and Peace (1638)
36. Peppe Lanzetta, Tropic of Naples (197)
37. Zvi Kolitz, Yosl Rakover Talks to God (91)
38. Homer, The Odyssey (716)
39. Flannery O'Connor, The Violent Bear it Away (202)
40. George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons (1056)
41. Michael Cunningham, Flesh and Blood (394)
42. Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Family Moskat (709)
43. Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony (465)
44. Philip Roth, American Pastoral (458)
45. Cesare Pavese, The Moon and the Bonfires (208)

Currently reading:
Michel Onfray, The Atheist Manifesto (199)

45/50
15950/15000



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50 Book Challenge 2010

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Book Challenge
1. Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (384)
2. Murakami Haruki, South of the Border, West of the Sun (210)
3. Charles Darwin, The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals (268)
4. Christa Wolf, Cassandra (189)
5. Nicholas Humphrey, Seeing Red. A Study in Consciousness (97)
6. Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Firebrand (501)
7. Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (346)
8. Adriano Fabris and Kenneth Seeskin, Violence: Political and Sacred (115)
9. Giacomo Leopardi, Cantos (116)
10. J. M. Coetzee, Pornography and Censorship (112)
11. David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (289)
12. Luigi Viva, Non per un Dio ma nemmeno per gioco. Vita di Fabrizio De André (248)
13. Gregory Maguire, Son of a Witch (444)
14. Patrick Redmond, The Wishing Game (343)
15. Joseph Roth, The Legend of the Holy Drinker (73)
16. William S. Burroughs, Queer (126)
17. Giovanni Verga, Collected Short Stories (428)
18. Lilian Lee, Farewell to my Concubine (229)
19. Thòdoros Kallifatidis, Timandra (189)
20. Leonardo Sciascia, A Simple Story (66)
21. Iginio Ugo Tarchetti, Fosca (192)
22. Longus, Daphnis and Chloe (237)
23. Octave Mirbeau, Sébastien Roch (318)
24. Lucia Etxebarría, Love, Curiosity, Prozac and Doubts (264)
25. Joseph Conrad, A Heart of Darkness (266)
26. Amara Lakhous, Clash of civilization over an elevator in Piazza Vittorio (189)
27. Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls (325)
28. Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin (443)
29. Enchi Fumiko, Masks (207)
30. Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Death of Beauty (311) (re-read)
31. Fedor Dostoevskij, The Devils (701)
32. Anne Rice, Blood and Gold (569)
33. Carla Maria Russo, The Norman Bride (252)
34. Angela Carter, American ghosts & old world wonders (165)
35. Euripides, Bacchae (44)
36. Sarah Waters, Fingersmith (510)
37. Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris (46)
38. Italo Svevo, Short sentimental journey and other short stories (222)
39. Catullus, Poems (409)
40. Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen (747)
41. Thierry Jonquet, Mygale (146)
42. Euripides, Ion (53)
43. Euripides, Phoenician Women (55)
44. Carlo Levi, Christ stopped at Eboli (242)
45. Joyce Carol Oates, Foxfire (326)
46. Frank Schätzing, Death and the Devil (461)
47. Konstantinos Kavafis, Poems (218)
48. Euripides, Orestes (57)
49. Simone DeBeauvoir, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter (368)
50. James Joyce, Dubliners (253)
51. Melania G. Mazzucco, Vita (475)
52. Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis (52)
53. Euripides, Rhesus (30)
54. Euripides, Cyclops (25)
55. Italo Calvino, If on a Winter Night a Traveller (224)
56. Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (279) (re-read)
57. Donato Cascione, Tales from the Museum (177)
58. Jack London, The Call of the Wild (115)
59. Hallgrímur Helgason, The Hitman's Guide to House Cleaning (291)
60. Marc Monnier, From Fra' Diavolo to Borjès (254)
61. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (195)
62. Jay S. Jacobs, Pretty Good Years. A biography of Tori Amos (215)
63. Claudio Corvino, The Black Book of Witches (238)
64. Philip Ridley, Crocodilia (161)
65. Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections (653)
66. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (55)
67. Eric R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational (407)
68. Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks (710)
69. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
70. Charles Dickens, The Bells (145)
71. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (214) (re-read)
72. Philip K. Dick, The Minority Report (20)
73. Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes (377)
74. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (405)

74/50
19,430/15,000

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Status: update

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May 31st: 5 chapters left + afterword
June 7th: 1 chapter left + afterword

I'm more awesome than your average Prussian GDI.

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Apr. 30th, 2010

[hetalia] spain romano tomato fields
Waking up at dawn does have its advantages: you're first in line when you're queuing to hand in your grad forms \*_*/ Lol I still can't believe I was this lucky this morning.

Sorry, short moment of pure flail:
SPAMANO EPISODES FUCK YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS OH YESSSSSSSSSSSS BOSS AND HENCHMAN ♥♥♥ Happy, who, me? |D

30 days of music meme

Day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep


Er in a good or a bad way? °°



LOL IDEK I DON'T FALL ASLEEP TO SONGS XD

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Apr. 23rd, 2010

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Must force self to study linguistics must force self to study linguistics must force self to study linguistics d'ya reckon it actually works if I keep telling myself that D:

I eventually got that blasted signature, after a two hour queue -___- it got so late I had to rush home to get changed and then rushed again to the gym, I was basically exhausted before I even started training. I was not in a very good condition when the day finally ended. And today every bone in my body is screaming at me, it figures the one day I'm dead tired is the day we work out the hardest, I mean. Well my fault for choosing martial arts instead of whatever, aerobics XD

What I wouldn't give for a massage right now.

30 days music meme
Day 01 - Your favourite song
Day 02 - Your least favourite song
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad



The musician/artist/songwriter I most admire. No one writes lyrics like he did, no one had that voice either. To me, he's simply the greatest.
This song is probably my favourite among all of this masterpieces; it's about a father from Lebanon who's mourning the death of his child (there is a lousy translation on the YT page), as a symbol of all the horrors of war. The ominous, epic tragedy of war, told through the small, meaningless tragedy of a baby.
I love this song so much to the point I used it during my high school finals, in the Italian test. My teacher liked it a lot, and I felt so proud :) Such good days were those, when I could actually write something I was satisfied with.
Oh yeah, it is sung in his Genoese slang, which I learnt to adore thanks to his music.


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Boss and henchmaaaaan

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ヘタリア ドラマCD インターバルVol.2「親分CD」
2010年7月7日発売

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ドラマCD・インターバルシリーズ第二弾は親分ことスペインが登場。
録りおろしドラマパートだけでなく、待望のキャラクターソングも1曲収録。
生のギターが印象的なスパニッシュサウンド&…!ご期待あれ。

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スペイン役 : 井上 剛さん
ロマーノ役 : 浪川大輔さん
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Oh God yes finally ;_____________________________; lol, impressive Spanish sound?

Friends Cut

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I had kept the Friends Cut warning post up longer than I'd intended, but I was busy with school.
I have cut those people who didn't ask to stay, as they probably wished :) If I made a mistake, just notify me and I'll be happy to correct it.

For all those who survived the cut, cheers ♥

Detto fatto

[hetalia] france non!
Stavo guardando un telefilm ma OH STI CAZZI.