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27th - Sep - 2011 - 09:41 pm - Orkneyjar
logeirr: (LOTR)
So, [livejournal.com profile] salty_catfish and I are touring through Scotland. And somehow, like the last time I went abroad, it turned into a Viking Research Trip (The Pictish Trail, it's a trap!). For that very reason, we are now on Orkney - a life long wish of two years finally came true aaah. What a lovely accent these people have here.

Yesterday was a very strange day, with mocking rainbows on our way along Skye's coast line (Hell, we even checked into a B+B which was called 'Rainbow view' with a very pink room). Didn't manage to do our pensum of driving that day, however. I suppose, at least we gained XPs and perhaps even a Level Up by learning how to change a tire. Life Skills, you cannot buy them.
11th - May - 2011 - 02:54 am - First fangirl post in ages~!!!!
logeirr: (Thor: Hammertime!)
I could get into SPN if just for Castiel. Oh man, what a good looking man Dx (Dean DOES have girly eyelashes, wtf!) I should be careful with this one, it threatens to swallow you whole and I can only afford ONE fandom at a time, really. Cuz you know what happens? THIS.


Lolololol
Still, how about a few selected pictures of Castiel, hmmm? c: )

You know what else I love?? *rrr* Loki from the new movie Thor! HELL YES, he blew me away. Loved loved loved Tom Hiddleston's performance (Tom is a cutepie, adorable and fun and what a voice!). So heart wrenching. I wanted to hug that man the whole time through, somebody tell him he is appreciated and loved, pleaaaase. He really impressed me, that Loki. Finally I have a pretty face to go with the awesomeness that is the god of mischief and, after quite some struggling with myself, I kinda like this comic-Loki. I couldn't guess at what he was thinking most of the time. His psychological make up is just this side of plausible and layered, that it's ok that he's not THE Loki from the mythology. He still pushes all the right buttons:

Pale: check
Lean: check
Angsting: check
The more weakly brother: check
Magic: check
Manipulative: check
Brains: check
Amoral ambiguity: check
Questionable motives: check
Predictable... NOT: check
Some more angsting: check
Social outcast: check
Villain: check check check fffffffffffffffffffff

Omg, I can't even... I just... I .... aaaaah *falls into a coma* Maybe I'll be more coherent later but for now, I wish to pic spam. :B

So, have at thee: LOKI/TOM HIDDLESTON SPAM! )

And to top it off, I did a BioLoveMatch for Tom and I, yes, I went there. GUESS WHAT:
physical                100% <---- wtffffffffffff
emotional             53%
intellectual            96% <---- aldhahsdjhs!!
total                        83%

*dead for real*
18th - Mar - 2011 - 01:24 am - back to nerd mode
logeirr: (TLU: Hunter)
{Edit: In case this wasn't clear enough, this is me fangirling. About Hetalia. OBVIOUSLY.}

I started reading Tacitus' Germania, and figured that quite a lot of social structures have not changed that much (granted, Tacitus does not delve as deep as he could have - but the few limited views he grants us, I find quite telling). They coincide with Viking social structure quite nicely. Does not sound that amazing (yet), but if you consider most sources on Viking society were written during the high middle ages... that's a gap of about 1000 odd years. Has so little changed? Or rather, are the fundamental powers still intact because of the things which have NOT changed (landscape, climate, foes)? Plus, isn't the sheer preservation in the face of Christianity just astonishing! Regardless, using what we know of Viking homosexuality and its hazards to back us up, Tacitus' record on punishment suddenly gains another level of meaning - So lets recapture, and then assume...

[Licet apud concilium accusare quoque et discrimen capitis intendere. distinctio poenarum ex delicto: proditores et transfugas arboribus suspendunt, ignavos et imbelles et corpore infames caeno ac palude, iniecta insuper crate, mergunt. Diversitas supplicii illuc respicit, tamquam scelera ostendi oporteat, dum puniuntur, flagitia abscondi.]

In their councils an accusation may be preferred or a capital crime prosecuted. Penalties are distinguished according to the offense. Traitors and deserters are hanged on trees; the coward, the unwarlike, the man stained with abominable vices, is plunged into the mire of the morass, with a hurdle put over him. This distinction in punishment means that crime, they think, ought, in being punished, to be exposed, while infamy ought to be buried out of sight.
                                                                                                                     - Germania, Ch. XII
 

I am merely speculating, of course. Considering virðing/drengskapr (similar to lat. virtus) as the forever unachievable ideal/social system, its origin and power it undeniably had over Vikings, the punishment for cowards does not seem so out of place anymore. The opposite of honor is shame, and what shames a man more if not meeting the ideal - an ideal, that is the ultimate goal of each individual. If a man is less than what he is supposed to be - what is he, then? Something different, the opposite. He must, by default, thus be female (or an animal.) Now, I won't open that Pandora's box today of how women were viewed - mostly because Tacitus' record of that differs a little from later Viking society's standard - and skip right into the actual argument instead:

Perversity, "the man stained with abominable vices", is regarded as severe as cowardice. How do these two coincide? Taking into account that only the receiving partner in a homosexual encounter had to suffer the full penalty of his sordid (or should I say sorðinn? Hurhurhur) act while the active partner is undoubtedly the victor, homosexuality was first and foremost a demonstration of dominance.It was a practice used against enemies and competitors as means of establishing a position within society. There was nothing shameful in using a man like a woman, but certainly in being used, in submitting and becoming less than a man. Simply the accusation of being a coward and thus unmanly, was so utterly shameful, a discredit disrupting not only to the man's equilibrium (helgi), but his kin's, that the Icelandic and Norwegian laws demanded the death (or exile) of the accuser, if it was unfounded.

Due to Tacitus' accumulation, we can easily make the connection between the coward, the unmanly and the sexual deviant. They all denote the same kind of person. It is obvious, then, why they would all be doomed to the same fate as well. Unlike traitors and deserters, whose crime it were to nourish different morals and not a fundamental flaw in their nature. One could even assume, that hanging traitors up on trees for all to see, the meaning becomes "Don't do it", as opposed to the unmistakable message of "Don't be it" when it comes to the second group of offenders.

I am not sure whether anyone has compared Tacitus' account of Germanic life/costume etc with the much later age of the Vikings, but I am sure, I wasn't the first one to follow that train of thought.  Aaaaanyways. What's more important right now... OMG I CAN HAZ?

17th - May - 2010 - 06:06 pm - PIMPING
logeirr: (2)
OMG. YOU GUYS. I DON'T EVEN.

Dragonlance Kink Meme



*A* I didn't know I needed it like burning but now that I do.... fresh and sparkling new Kinkmeme. I don't know the woman who came up with it, but let me just say: YES. BRILLIANT. \o/ Exactly what I needed today.

Edit:
Pyros came over and we put my new shiny DSA-character together for tomorrow (a Thorwaler Skald). I decided to try joining an RP-group again, asking him for his help. It's been quite a while since I tried my hand at traditional P&P roleplaying, the previous groups had all failed me in the past ;_; sadface. So I am really looking forward to this group. I know it won't be brilliant at the start because I am a new, strange face and I haven't played in so long, I am not even sure if I can still do it without blushing with embarrassment, but it's def. worth a try. Additionally, Pyros gave me the Exclusive Variant action figure of Rorschach. Aaaah, it's so pretteeee x3~! *looks at it adoringly*

Tomorrow we'll also go look for a new flat °_°;; interesting times, that's for sure.
21st - Oct - 2009 - 02:47 am - Guh.
logeirr: (Watchmen: Despair)


Still crushing hard. Ahahahaha *sobs* So much that I want to learn how to draw his face without a ref. It's not easy, I think I haven't drawn so much in the last three months as I've been drawing lately. Practice practice practice.... God, he looks so great He's so small and yet all muscly and wiry *Q* that little psychopath.

Oh, did I mention Watchmen has everthing MTL-fandom hasn't? You know like.... SEX POLLEN FICs. I kid you not. I've always missed that with MTL, those dumb standard-plots with lotsa PWP-Sex. Maybe the series was too brutal and SRS BSNSS to even consider going where every fandom (usually) goes. That'd been awesome, tho. Maybe with the coming new season? Lets hope.

Am still amazed about all the many Nite Owl/Rorschach fics I find. And they are all so, so well written. It really blows my mind, how do they even... JUST CRAZY HOW GOOD THEY ARE D: They manage to capture Rorschach's voice and emotions spot on, especially when coupled with Daniel's awkwardness (and god, is he ever awkward around him xD)

I still cannot decide what's better, tho: Hobo!Walter or "Tailor!Schach" xD (Whoever came up with THAT particular term, pfffffhahahaha). Mwah, Walter sewing ♥♥ *giggles like a schoolgirl*

I feel delightfully indecent and it came all at the right time. Or worst time, depends on the POV. University POV = not so good, because I daydream and draw and don't do my work. Don't even listen to other students when they talk to me. I zoom out all the time gah T_T I AM WEAK. ON THE OTHER HAND... it's wonderfully sinful in a way and great and just unf. The best part about is that he dies at the end. It's so damn tragic and makes your heart ache and yet... you can't help but wonder about him, his life, his morals...

Yeah I'm babbling SO WHAT

;_; I bet everybody hates me now for talking about Rorschach constantly His middle name is Joseph, holy fuck, someone shoot me, I don't think I can handle the cuteness D: But here's the good news: I'M SAHWWWRY!
logeirr: (Watchmen: Guess who&#39;s comingt to dinner)
Stop breaking my brain, Rorschach, god damnit D: no, wait it feels too good to stop...



Hobo!Walter~ ♥♥♥ And he's only 5'5½" (166cm) ISNT THAT JUST ADORABLE?!?!
17th - Oct - 2009 - 05:19 pm - Constantly wandering, endlessly searching....
logeirr: (Watchmen: Rorschach Half)
OMG. Ffffuuuu--♫~



I think I ship it. HARD and so very very much. Unf unf unf. There's something just so sexy about a mask being pushed up when the person doesn't want to show his face. Oh RORSCHACH!* Adding to that how short he is compared to Nite Owl....ahahah and he's a red head, too! DING DING DING Jackpot xD

Oh boy. But it still feels as if nothing will be able to ever substitute/compare to Skwisgaar/Toki ;_; It just isn't the same. Will never be. There is just no second time full of...that. Whatever that was.

STILL. It's good entertainment as long as it lasts. AND! SUCKING ON GLOVED FINGERS = SO MUCH YES!! *refers to a ff she just read*
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