katikat: (S_Hannibal)
I dropped by just to complain about RL a bit. Well, to whine, actually. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow - no biggie, just a regular check-up. But since he's a specialist, it means at least 3 hours of just sitting on my ass in his waiting room. And before that, I need to find a parking space, which is VERY limited around the clinic. And now... because of all the rain? The dirt road to our garage is so soaked that it's all mud and I'm not sure if I'll be even able to get the car out of the garage tomorrow! I had a technician over because of... some other issues... and he actually got stuck on the road and now there are these deep, deep trenches he made with his car! How will I be able to ride over THAT tomorrow? Jesus!

And my other issues, the ones I mentioned? I bought a new computer but I couldn't connect it to my screen. Not with the HDMI, nor with the DVI cable. "No signal." So, I had to call the technician, who dropped by - and got stuck on my road! - and after checking for himself that the computer's really not working right - because, you know, dumb girl here - he took it away and I might get it back sometimes this week. Maybe. Christ on a cracker!
katikat: (A_DomSherwood2)
I decided to do a challenge: I'll try and watch 50 movies on DVD this year. I really need to make a dent into the piles and piles and PILES of DVDs that I own and still haven't seen yet. And when I make it a challenge, my anal retentive tendencies won't allow me not to meet my goal. So...

Vampire Academy. I read the first book in the series by Richelle Mead but I bought the DVD solely for Dom Sherwood who plays Christian Ozera - his RL girlfriend, Sarah Hyland, is in the movie, too, playing Natalie. The movie itself is... passable at best. Still, it's better than Beautiful Creatures which I didn't even finish! But yeah, if Dom wasn't in it, I wouldn't have bought the thing. But seeing him as Christian, it really made me want to finish the book series. And the movie made me a huge Christian/Lissa shipper, too. I know that fans mostly like Rose/Dimitri or Rose/Lissa, but for me, it's Christian/Lissa. There's just something about her being a queen and him her consort... ♥_♥
katikat: (A_DomSherwood2)
"Good For You" by calculatingthestars & kingoriginal | Jalec | Jace and Alec train. Things happen. | ~2.000 words

Holy smokes! It's one of the hottest PWPs that I've ever read. Jesus!
katikat: (A_MattDaddario3)
I haven't been here for 14 whole days. Huh. Well... Merry Christmas, in any case! :) I'm mostly spending my time over on Tumblr, still as smitten as ever with Shadowhunters and since Freeform gave us another trailer for Xmas, here ya go, sharing is caring ;)

Is it January 2nd (3rd morning for me) yet?
katikat: (S_Shadowhunters)

Seriously, Freeform should take lessons from fans about how trailers are actually made. This is incredible! I wish this was the official trailer, I think it would make many more people excited for the show.

Work, Again

Dec. 5th, 2016 08:52 pm
katikat: (S_Bedlam)
In the end, I was offered enough money from my acquaintance that I accepted his job offer. And today, I spent an hour tearing my hair out, trying to figure out how to translate terms like "approach point" and "go around" etc. into Czech. It's all from aviation and though I know what it MEANS, I can't figure out how it's said in Czech, since these are all special terms! Like, dude, it took me over an hour to translate two frickin' paragraphs about a plane landing in a snow storm. It had nothing to do with the plot, the author was just trying to be clever and an hour of my life, gone!


Dec. 2nd, 2016 11:10 pm
katikat: (W_PiperWindow)
Today, for the first time ever, I had to say no to an acquaintance who offered me a job. Because he offered me too little money. I had to tell him that I'm getting 20Kc per page more from another friend when I translate for his magazine. That's 1/5 more!

I mean, seriously, he comes to me because he wants a quality translation, he literally said that. I should've translated the 2nd book in a series for him because the guy who translated the first one botched the job horribly - and yet, my acquaintance offers me the SAME MONEY that he gave to that guy. Is he serious? What am I? A greenie? I have over 80 books under my belt, 15 years of experience and he thinks I would work for the money you give complete beginners? Jesus. I DO have some self-respect!

I've never turned down a job before, never. I always felt obligated to accept. But this? No.
katikat: (T_Champagne)
I just spent $250 in one go! But! I also now have Xmas presents for all my RL friends and family! My twin friends wanted - both of them! - Frederick Forsyth's autobiography. And for my mom, I got all the books she was missing in the "Lucky" series by Jackie Collins - I had to dig deep and get some of them in thrift stores because they're hopelessly sold out! And I also got her three perfumes: Bruno Banani, Gabriela Sabatini and Avon. Hopefully, I won't have to buy anything more this year... *winces*
katikat: (A_MattDaddario)
Sheesh, it's been almost a month since I was here. Huh. I'm still very active, fandom wise, just not here anymore... I've now written over 200k words in my Shadowhunters ficlet collection (350 chapters!) and I'm still as obsessed with SH as before. And... that's pretty much it.

Here, have a Malec vid!

katikat: (S_Sherlock)
I know that a lot of people are all up in arms about this movie, but to be brutally honest, I don't give a fuck. It's a good movie. Benedict Cumberbatch is amazing as Stephen Strange, Mads Mikkelsen is seriously hot as the bad guy Kaelicius and the CGI is breathtaking, topping even Inception with its mind-bending psychedelic experience. The soundtrack could've been better, though, nothing really stands out. From me 8/10, I think.
katikat: (A_EmilyBlunt)
I decided to make a bit of a dent into my piles of DVDs once more - at least a tiny one - and so I watched Godzilla. Well, the special effects were great, and some scenes were downright epic - like the jump from the plane - but overall? Eh. I cared more about Godzilla than about any of the human heroes, except for the Japanese doctor and that colleague of his. The rest? This movie just didn't manage to build them up properly. In that way, it reminded me of 2012 and Battleship. It just felt... empty.
katikat: (A_MattDaddario)

Nice! All the spoilers are making me so excited for the second season. January 2nd cannot come too soon ♥_♥

12 DAYS?!

Oct. 21st, 2016 12:41 am
katikat: (A_StephanieBennett)
I haven't been here in 12 days? Christ on a cracker! And I'm more active than ever on the net, just... not here *cringes*

So, the state of me?

♠ I finished re-watching Psych S1; my favorite bits are still the scene where we find out that Henry had Shawn's bike towed after Shawn's accident, because he was so afraid for his son, and the one in the season finale, where Shawn says that he can't even imagine anything happening to Gus, those two are wonderful and they add substance to the humor.

♠ I finished translating "Resident Evil: Nemesis" by SD Perry and I started reading "Sizzle and Burn" by Jayne Ann Krentz.

♠ And I also posted my 300th Shadowhunters story on AO3. 300th! For real! I can't believe it. I've never written so many stories in any fandom. It's mind-blowing. Now, I hope to reach 200k before S2 starts on Jan. 2 2017! I'm crossing my fingers that muses don't desert me!

New Girl S1

Oct. 9th, 2016 08:28 pm
katikat: (W_CheekySmile)
I bought the DVD box set used because they had it REALLY cheap on Amazon UK. A nice enough - and funny enough - series, though I had to skip some scenes that really pushed my secondary embarrassment buttons.

I think my most favorite episode was Injured where Nick had his cancer scare and all the roommates pooled their money together so that he could afford a screening. It was a funny but also a very touching episode. My favorite character is, I think, Schmidt who underwent the most profound development over the season.

I might get the rest of the show on DVD later on, but it's not my top priority right now.
katikat: (A_EmilyBlunt)
I finished Killjoys season 1 on DVD. It had a really slow and broad start, it seemed like it would be just another warrant-of-the-week series, but the ending! The ending! The bombing of Old Town really got to me and I actually had tears in my eyes, I don't even know why. Just... the people tried so hard and then Della Seyah Kendry just wiped them out. Jesus. Also, I fell for Alvis Akari. And I hope we do get to see Johnny revisit his brush with the Scarbacks' faith - as their temporary leader told him, you don't get to choose if you are a true believer or not.

I'll be definitely getting S2 on DVD!
katikat: (G_Bed)

I really need to watch The Magicians. Both Eliot and Quentin are so messed up, yet together...
katikat: (G_DonaldStrachey)

I fell so hard for these two! I actually started writing fics about them. The Zude fandom is not as big as the Malec fandom, but still...
katikat: (G_Bed)

I fell so hard for this pairing, Zero/Jude from Hit the Floor. Goodness gracious, they're amazing. And sweet and hot and simply... MWAH! ♥_♥

Malec Vid

Sep. 12th, 2016 10:29 pm
katikat: (A_MattDaddario)

This is truly one of the most beautiful vids that I've ever seen. And the song is simply heartbreaking, considering the context...


Sep. 9th, 2016 07:05 pm
katikat: (W_Yay)
I now have an Instagram, huzzah: drakamena. I'm posting interesting RL pictures I take there.


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