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( Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:10 pm)
a small rant about Rachel Caine's books and trust )

Ah. *rebuilds her head* Gandalf died. I'm watching Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and reading Arda slash. Legolas and Elrohir. I think Legolas/the twins are the best ménage out there ^.^

And on another sidenote: Laurell K. Hamilton amuses me. She claims to be the pioneer of her genre. LOL.
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( Jul. 2nd, 2009 01:55 pm)
Lately I've been reading a lot of paranormal romance. In fact I've been reading them for the past year. I think :D

I started with Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series since I heard about it on online and wanted to know what it was about. I became a fan. Nowadays my favourite writes consist (but are not limited to) Patricia Briggs, Karen Chance, Hamilton, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Ilona Andrews etc.

Anygays. The more I've read about paranormal romance the more I've noticed that most authors tend to hit the rock bottom after few books. The series start out great but then there's some glitch or plot thingie that just goes on and on, or the characters don't develop at all and every book is like the previous. Hamilton did that. The whole 'Marmee Noir' thing was kind of interesting but then in Skin Trade, she suddenly dealt the problem very unsatisfyingly. I hope there's more to it because that was just blergh. I've hopes for Hamilton.

Kim Harrison, on the other hand? I read the first four books. I liked the first and the second. The third and the fourth were okay. Why? Because the whole Rachel/Ivy thing. Ok. I don't have anything against lesbian/bisexuals ('cause I'm one myself) but in her books - eh. It's depressing, really. I started to read the fifth book, feeling awfully bored because Harrison hasn't really done anything to Rachel and Ivy. Ivy angsts too much and Rachel isn't that interesting main character in the end. Ugh.

I absolutely detest Richard in Hamilton's books and Rachel and Ivy are a bit like Anita and Richard except Ivy angsts a lot more and they don't argue and they live together.

It's sad that some authors just don't know how to develop the situation or the characters. They are stuck, repeating the same arguments over and over again and it gets on my nerves. And I really hate that third parties (Jenks, Kisten etc) pressure Rachel to sleep with Ivy even though Rachel isn't even bisexual. She's a hetero and you should never have sex if a third party pressures you to it. Ugh.

Anygays. Now that I got that off my chest (ah, it feels so much lighter). I haven't updated in awhile 8D Whoopsie. Right now I'm feeling mighty bored and thought I should update this journal and then maybe do some makeover and things.

On a side note: I'm feeling vastly amused by romance writers thoughts about male POV. Simple, ruthless, unforgiving, overbearing. Hah.
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( May. 12th, 2009 09:30 pm)
The new layout looks awesome. The header picture was taken by my dad during May Day when they were at Kittilä. Really pretty picture and when I realised they had updated a option to add background picture - of course I had to do it ;D

I'm watching Generation Kill's last episode. Alexander Skarsgård - though I have to admit I would've never excepted myself to say something like this about Swedish guy - is fucking hawt. :D Especially when he has blonde hair and plays ancient Viking vampire (True Blood, folks, True Blood). But he looks good at here, too.

And you know, I even remember how his name is spelled - FTW!

edit. omigawd. The end of this episode - them playing American football without shirts on. Those bodies. Just. Drool.

I'm pretty sure I put my real birth year (1988) when I registered but somehow, when I started editing my profile info, my birth year was 1907.
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( May. 7th, 2009 06:26 pm)
Why do they always hide the body in the TV series? It's oblivious that they will get caught and yet, they think they will get away with it. Why won't no one say: "I've seen this on TV. We will get caught and thrown into the jail. It could be that the police won't believe it was self-defence but still it would be better idea NOT TO HIDE THE BODY!"

Why, oh, why?

And as an random side note: One of the most amusing way to get build up a story:
I wanna write about gang wars. And vampires and shifters. So there'll be a assassin/jack of all trades who does jobs for both sides. And humans will rule because they are humans. Yes, yes.

Then read just too many books where are immortal, totally hot male species who fight against evil forces (Kresley Cole, J.R Ward, Sherillyn Kenyon etc) and wonder why aren't they ever gay? I wanna make my own hot and strong immortals who work for Secret Organization and Do Stuff and they are going to be gay.

Then join the two ideas together and voilá. You get Something.
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( May. 4th, 2009 08:32 pm)
Testing, I guess XD Since I'm trying out colours and need to see how the entry's colours turn out so!