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Families lost in Space

When I first heard about Netflix’ “Lost in Space” I was a bit “Yeah, we’ll see how that one goes”. I loved the first couple of episodes, because Space, a deliciously evil female Dr. Smith, a kick ass Mrs Robinson, and so on. Then it ran into the same problem as Terra Nova, family above all, white family above all. The…

Early Bird OT

Best decision yesterday: Not listening to the siren call of my couch and instead biking 30min to the next cinema and watching Black Panther. (it was very cold and I think I spooked two car drivers, because who the fuck is biking on a dark road through the woods even with lights? I also forgot my lock, but one of the…

Up she rises Up she rises

Spoilers for “Legends of Tomorrow” up to S2E09 (so please, no spoilers further than that excluding the Crisis Event or I’ll hate you very much ;) ) and “Dark Matter” season 1.

Sunday OT

It’s already getting dark here. I can’t wait for the days to get longer, because the sun only being a small glimmer above the horizon shortly after 4pm just sucks. There was an article by Drew about napping in bed or on the couch and it made me realize how much the fact that I didn’t have a choice for a long time has…

Lazy Sunday OT Lazy Sunday OT

So far Sunday has been eating a huge breakfast and consuming vast amounts of Star Trek Voyager. Oh, this show, I feel like I have to make up for at least ten years I could’ve been a complete fangirl.

Rise and shine

Never thought I’d be the person who is awake before 7am and on her feet before 8am on a Sunday and not be a ball of hate. I used to sleep in until 11am at least, but now I enjoy that I can sit in the kitchen for 1 to 2 hours and still have most of the day left. When I still lived with my mom when I was in my late 20s,…

Good Things 11/04/17

I got rid of at least 80% crap in the bedroom (the 20% are what’s in the wardrobe) and next is the kitchen (fortunately only few things). Looked through old school stuff, found many treasueres (that I threw away anyway, but I had many good laughs), found an ear ring that belongs to my mom and she couldn’t believe it…

Early OT

It’s 11:00 am, I’m watching Supergirl, am enjoying the fact that I have a few days of vacation left and all the crazy stuff at work has already been dealt with. It’s a great time to be gone for three weeks.

The sense of wonder of Star Trek Discovery

I’ve been thinking about all those saying that Discovery is not Star Trek, how the technology doesn’t make sense in the context of the rest of the ST Universe, etc etc., how it’s just another grimdark Battlestar Galactica. But we kind of forget that our media is always influenced by its own time, by what came before…

Is it March 23th yet? Is it March 23th yet?

Waaaaaaaaaaaaant! I’m still mad I didn’t get to see the first one on the big screen, so this is a most definite “Will see even in case of apocalypse.” Btw, does anyone know the song? It’s amazing

We come in peace - Star Trek: Discovery We come in peace - Star Trek: Discovery

I actually renewed my Netflix account just for this show, because despite every pessimistic critic out there it sounded like a lot I love about this fandom. One thing I never really “got” was the love for everything Klingon (minus Martok, he is awesome). So imagine my surprise when I realized that I found them actually…

Today is the day

The federal elections are upon us Germans and this feels definitely like the weirdest election cycle ever. It was all about the liberals throwing around empty and stupid phrases, the only real challenger from the SPD constantly tripping over his feet and Merkel being The Untouchable Boss. The most talked about stuff is…

The end of a story

Janny Wurts is still writing the massive Fantasy series “The Wars of Light and Shadow” that has been flying under the radar of anyone forever. I discovered it in 2003 (almost 10 years after it got published first in the US), back when I was still in school, partially thanks to the stunning artwork, which Janny Wurts…

The art of living alone The art of living alone

Ive been living alone for over a year now and almost a year in my own apartment and it feels even more amazing now that almost everything is in its place. Swapping my old book shelves for new ones was the latest change I did and it was the best decision ever. I love that every room is my own, that everything is me,…

OT because OT

Random OT for whatever time zone you’re currently in. It’s evening here (almost 9pm)

The Beauty of OCN's "The Voice" The Beauty of OCN's "The Voice"

I watched this Korean drama because of Jang Hyuk and because OCN had given me “Tunnel” which wasn’t perfect but nevertheless excellent. “The Voice” is the same, it’s not perfect, but it aims high and delivers its promises. Me and crime dramas don’t go well together, but I was willing to give it a try because of the…

Killjoys renewed  Killjoys renewed 

Amidst the kind of expected news regarding Dark Matter, some good stuff. I don’t love Killjoys as much as I love Dark Matter, but it’s still a crazy, loud and wonderful little gem. They’ll get two more season to wrap everything up, the deal Dark Matter’d have needed, it was planned for 5 seasons. What I heard is that…

Random Stuff you can't live without

This is more of a “random stuff you rarely use, but when you do you’re happy it’s still there.” One of the first things I bought for the new home next to furniture was a laser printer. I don’t need it for work, I don’t use it very often, so most of the time it just sits on a shelf in the corner of my living room. Since…

Early EU Bird OT

Opened a letter from my bank today and...found a letter from my private health insurance inside. They had asked my bank to forward this letter to me, because they couldn’t reach me otherwise. Fun fact, they have my current address on file (it was the address they mentioned to the bank, so the bank must think either me…

Apparently I can't YNAB

YNAB finally updated their mobile app to something useful, but something I did just completey fucked up my budget. When I opened the new App I had overbudgeted by roughly 5€. I adjusted that, deleted some categories I had rarely used and bam couple hundred € overbudgeted. I’m pretty sure I can’t reverse that and the…

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