A Day of Fun

In a couple of hours, I’m off to Gothenburg for the day with my parents, brother, niece and a friend of mine. Hopefully, it’ll be great! The plan is to find a restaurant and have a nice meal before we get to what we’re going there for, namely, Chess (the musical).

I haven’t seen the show live before, but have a DVD of the previous run here in Sweden. I’m slightly scared that will be a problem… That I’m too stuck with how I want the songs to be sung. But I’m sure it’ll be just fine. I’m usually sucked right in. :P

I also hope that there’s a soundtrack, and maybe even a DVD, of this performance so that I can listen/watch it again when I’m home again. And I need to get a program as well, I guess.

Lots of people don’t like and/or understand musicals, but I really do adore them. I love how it’s possible to tell a story through great music.

Here’s the trailer for the show;

Super Heroes

In recent days I’ve been watching V for Vendetta (which I’d seen before), Captain America and The Avengers.

I loved V for Vendetta the first time I saw it, and the feelings didn’t change the second time. Besides a great story and amazing acting it’s just so pretty. I love the esthetics of the film!

Captain America was way better than I was expecting. To tell you the truth I’ve never been interesting to find out anything about him. The name has kinda put me off, since I thought it was going to be about way too cheesy patriotism. But I was pleasantly surprised and will most definitely watch the next one!

And so, The Avengers… The movie I’ve been wanting to watch for several months now. It was really good, just as I expected. I look forward to watch it again to see the details I might have missed. It’s always nice to see Bruce Banner (I think Mark Ruffalo worked great in the role) and Tony Stark is always fun. And even though Loki seems like a lost cause, I can’t help but like him a bit.

I’ve always liked super hero movies, even though I wasn’t raised with the comics as many others. One of my very first movie memories is actually of Batman, and I’ve kept on watching.

I’m not a huge fan. I haven’t seen them at the theatre, but mostly at home on the telly, but I still really enjoy watching them.

So, yesterday I ordered a bunch of comic books. I haven’t paid yet, so technically I haven’t bought them… They’re nothing fancy, but I’m really looking forward to reading them. I found part one of a new Avengers series and the same with Batman. I didn’t feel it was a good idea to jump in on issue 500, so I settled for new stories instead.

I got a few other ones as well, but they weren’t about super heroes. A few Doctor Who (though I suppose he is pretty super), The Guild #1 (love that show), a reissue of Eerie and the first part of Suicide Forest, which I’m really, really looking forward to. Japanese lore/gore is always interesting, and I really enjoyed the art style in the preview.

I’m seriously thinking about getting some good plastic bags and backing boards for my pathetically small collection. Not that they’ll be worth anything, but I still want them to be safe. And hopefully the collection will slowly grow.

My most loved comic book is an old Star Trek one I got at a convention years ago. It’s from 1970 I think, and a bit roughed up, but it looks so retro that I can’t help but to love it. :)

The Casual Vacancy

The day is finally here! Rowling’s new book is finally released.

Now, I know that it won’t be another Harry Potter, and I know it won’t be as big a part of my life, but I can’t wait to read it. Besides loving the stories in HP, I love her character descriptions and her entire way of writing. It has always fascinated me that she can write so complicated, yet it easy to understand and always fluent.

I really hope the local book store actually sells it. You can never be entirely sure when you live in Sweden and want a book in English…

No impulse control whatsoever…

So, I caved in and ordered Sakura Miku earlier today. At least I managed to stop myself from ordering the yukata version as well.

A few days ago, my Snow Miku arrived. After I unpacked her, I took a couple of pics of her with my phone. She’s really cute!

Another Miku's Home!

Currently, two out of my three Nendoroids are Hatsune Miku, and soon I’ll have a third.

I want my mail!

At the moment I’m waiting for two packages, containing three dolls.

One of them was shipped out a few days ago and I can’t wait for it to come here. It’s my Snow Hatsune Miku Fluffy Coat Version that’s on her way.

I’m really looking forward to taking photos of her with my Miku Append. I think they will look very cute together.

I’m also considering getting yet another Miku. This time it’s the Sakura Miku that was announced recently that’s caught my eye. I think she’s just lovely with her pink hair and flowers!

She’s not released til next year, so I’ll have time to save up for her if I decide to buy her. I need to order her within a few days though, as pre-orders soon closes. What should I do?

A Maiden’s Sword!

I’ve loved Rozen Maiden since I first saw it about… Oh, five or six years ago? So, naturally, I’m rather fond of my Rozen Pullips.

My Suiseiseki was bought on a whim because she was cheap and I was new to the hobby. Can’t really say I’ve regretted it though. :P

Suigintou on the other hand was a doll I was very eager about owning. She was my favourite character in the show (still is!) and I thought the Pullip was gorgeous. Fortunately, a member on a pullip forum had her up for sale, and I got her at a very reasonable price.

I’ve been very bad at giving them any attention during the time I’ve had them, but I hope I can snap a few pictures of them occasionally from now on. This is the first step!

Enemy of the Rozen

She might need a new wig soon, as this is starting to get very frizzy and dry. The problem is, I think this one suits her really well, so I’m a bit hesitant. I guess I’ll have to wait and see. Maybe I can fix it with a bit of conditioner.

I’d almost forgot how much I love my dollies!

Sci-fi galore!

I watched Asylum of the Daleks a couple of hour ago, and I must voice my approval. It was a great episode even though it was rather predictable. The basic plot was very easy to figure out, but the little bit at the end was a surprise. I thought it looked great as well, with a nice steampunky style to it. Obviously it’s always better when you watch it in high definition as I did, but I think the art department has done a tremendous job!
I’m embarrassingly excited about the new season, and can’t wait for the next episode. I mean… Dinosaurs! On a spaceship!

In other news.

A little over a week ago I ordered season one of Stargate SG-1. I’ve watched the show twice on tv already, but I got it really cheap, so I couldn’t resist. We’ve seen roughly two thirds already and today I won season two on a swedish auction site. Just need to send the payment and it should start its way home to me.

I also bid on season two and three of Star Trek: TOS. I already have season one, but that particular box release haven’t been made in a long time. So, now I’ll finally get the entire set, and they’ll look good together.

And, just to top it off, as I’m writing this, I’m watching Terra Nova.

Love Science Fiction!

More dolly news!

So, yesterday I couldn’t stop myself, and I ordered Romantic Alice Pink Version even though I said I wouldn’t.

I’ve been looking at her for ages now, and been close to buying her a couple of times. In the end I realised I’d regret it something terrible if I didn’t get her while she’s available.

I have a name picked out, but I’ll share that when she gets here. She’s the sister of Lily, my Tiphona, and I think they’ll look great together.

So, from not ordering a doll for a year and a half (and that one was a gift!) I’ve now bought three in a month… That’s dolly addiction for you!

A very nice birthday!

I turned 22 today, and I’ve had a great day. I haven’t done anything special, just spent the day with my parents, and my two siblings came over. We ordered chinese food (classy, I know) and had some cake. It was just enough to have a wonderful day. <3

My mum made me a nice breakfast to get my day off to a good start, and it really worked. I got a gift card from my sister at the breakfast table as well, and will soon be shopping for even more books. *happy dance*

Yesterday, I started reading A Feast for Crows, the fourth part in A Song of Ice and Fire. So after breakfast, I decided to read some more. Didn’t get very far though, just one chapter. :P I had a hard time concentrating with my family chatting away and some flowers right next to me. I ended up holding my phone and taking the classic “book and flowers” shot, but with a modern twist…

Please bear in mind, I took it without much thought, using my phone. It isn’t meant as a masterpiece, just as a fun pic during my birthday. I think it turned out quite good for what it is.

My mum’s been nagging me for a while about a birthday gift, and have even hinted about getting me a doll, but I honestly don’t know what I would ask for. Mosts of the things I really enjoy, like my dolls, are so damn expensive that it feels like a waste of money… They are very dear to me though, and it’s always nice to make the family bigger. Ah well, the doll I’ve fallen in love with sold out today, so it doesn’t really matter anyway. But if she comes in stock again, I’m pretty sure I have to buy her…

I’m gonna go now, and spend the last couple of hours of my very special day either watching youtube videos or reading. Hope you’ve had a great day!

A Twitter Mystery

People keep following me on twitter, and I ask myself; Why…? It started, really, when I got back from Germany and had started following some people on my own.

At first I thought it was bots that wanted to spam me. But no, it’s actually real living people. Sci-fi and fantasy authors, to be specific.

I’m not complaining though. It’s nice to know someone cares to know where I check in using Foursquare, which is basically the only thing I post on there. ;)

I haven’t counted, but I think about 7 or 8 different authors now follow me. It’s probably a PR thing, trying to get me to read their books… What they don’t know is that I already have books to last me a lifetime, and I’m way to skilled in finding new ones for the list to need any help.

Oh well! They’ll just have to deal with check-ins and the occasional update, which will, most probably, be in swedish.