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Yesterday, another morning run, although my body and muscles always protest a little, doing it two days in a row, but it's my own fault, having been so lazy this week, letting fangirldom take over. Strafe muss sein, and all that.

Bought new Doc Martens, black, which I've always been trying to avoid so far, but none of the other colours really caught my fancy.

Two black shirts from H&M identical to the two I bought last time, but what else is there to buy at the moment? Is it just me, or is this spring/summer fashion particularly eye-gaugingly atrocious? Really, I have neither the body-type nor the mind-set for shirts with ruffles and that kind of thing.

And don't even get me started on shoes. Hence, see above.

Got depressed trying on jeans, because I really need to lose a few kilos.

Got further dpressed, walking down the Mariahilferstrasse, because what did I miss and when did everyone become so very pretty? So many beautiful people, making me feel awkward and fat and old, damn it.

Meme, from un_crayon_rouge:

Not because you have to, but because you WANT to! Things you enjoy, even when no ones around you want to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make a list, post it to your journal... and then tag 5 friends and ask them to post it to theirs.

* Weird as this may sound, analysing things, thinking things through. Finding patterns, order, reasons, meaning, discovering connections... Not in any big, world-changing, revelation-type way necessarily, just personal stuff, books, art, even if it's only analysing tv shows, which is all I seem to be doing lately anyway. Writing thoughts down, articulating thoguhts, feelings. I guess it's a means of acchieving a little control over my life and surroundings.

* Physical activity; any kind really. Running, walking, unpacking books at work...

* Solitude. Very important.

* Music, most of the time, but that's a little tricky, depending on the mood and the music, and whether I can make them fit. Sometimes silence is just as necessary as solitude.

* Nature. Just little things, the awareness of the trees outside my window, the scent of some blossoms when I bike home, rain on my skin... it grounds me, in a way.

A Fun Angel: The Series Survey
Did you follow Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer?I think I started watching simultaneously, early S1 and S4 respectively.
What did you think of Doyle?Liked him, but he wasn't around for long enough to develop a real interest in him.
Was Wesley a good replacement for Doyle?Oh, definitely. Yes. Indeed.
Who do you ship from the show?Actually I like AtS because at least in the beginning there was comparatively little romance of any kind. Wesley/Lilah; Vaguely, in my mind, Wesley/Angel. And I actually liked Cordy/Connor for a brief moment before it turned creepy and evil.
Who do you refuse to ship from the show?I always disliked the Angel/Cordy romance, and I'm not too fond of Wesley/Fred, or Fred/Gunn for the matter. Oh, and Angel/Nina was entirely redundant.
Which season was your favorite? Why?S4. IMO it had the best story-telling and great character arcs. S5 is pretty good too, great single episodes, good arcs, Spike, but it's just too bleak for my taste. It's not that I don't like the earlier seasons, but they pale a little in comparison.
Which characters from Buffy did you want to see as regulars on Angel?Oz might have fit in.
Faith: Like her? Loathe her? Don't care about her?Eliza Dushku is amazingly hot, but Faith as a character is a little too angst ridden and one-dimensional for me. Don't care much one way or another.
What did you think of Fred and Gunn's relationship?Sweet at the beginning, but too saccharine. No real substance.
Did you want to see more of Darla?Not really.
Which season Wesley is your favorite?From a dramatic point of view S4, there's some great character development, great acting; from a more emotional perspective the confident man from end of S2/beginning of S3, before it all started going to hell.
Which was better, Spin The Bottle or Smile Time?Smile Time, definitely. Funny and creepy. Spin The Bottle didn't do much for me.
Did you cry when Cordy, Fred and Wesley died?No. I didn't care too much about either Cordy or Fred when they died, and Wesley... he was so far gone already, I think he welcomed death. And then again, only one episode of any TV show ever made me cry, the B5 finale 'Sleeping in Light'.
Was Angel out of line by erasing his friends' memories when it came to Connor?Yes. I understand why he did it, and he probably didn't think at all about the consequences it might have for them, but it was hard especially on Wesley, because these events shaped his personality, and to have the memories taken from him, and then get them back in a rush at a time when he was least equipped to deal with them...
Did you like street!Gunn or lawyer!Gunn better?Street!Gunn. Or actually, Gunn at the end of S5, the mixture of both personalitites.
Are you one of those creeps who believe Fred and Lindsey were twins, seperated at birth?Eh? People do that? They're both pretty, and both actors are from Texas, as far as I'm aware of, but still...
Who was better, Angel or Spike?Spike is the more immediately likeable character, but Angel fascinates me more. There are such chasms and breaks and contradictions in his character, it's really intriguing, even if he's not likeable at all.
Who do you think survived the alley?Unless Illyria suddenly miraculously got her power back (and I wouldn't put it beyond Wesley to have provided for such an eventuality), no one - I don't see how. And I'd be somewhat annoyed if Angel made it through, after leading the others into this suicide mission, getting Wesley and Gunn killed. But if Spike and Illyria make it and live happily ever after, I'd have no complaints about that.
What happened to Justine? Is she still handcuffed by the docks?!Devoured by Jasmine. She probably loved it. Either that, or she killed herself when Jasmine's power was broken.
Do you think Dru and Darla had sexual relations?Isn't that pretty much canon?
Who did Angel belong with, Buffy or Cordy?Neither, but I liked him better with Buffy. She understood him, while Cordelia IMO always had this image of Angel in her head that blended out certain aspects of who he is. Unsurprisingly, faced with the full reality of it, she freaked.
Favorite overall episode?Hard to choose, there are so many great moments. Deep Down, perhaps. Or Origin.
Do you think Joss needs to create a new series based on characters from Angel and Buffy?I'd like to see it. Buffy/Angel-verse, but not the same characters, because the whole ageless vampire thing is beginning to take a lot of suspension of disbelief, when even James Marsters starts to look something like his age...
Do you think Wesley deserved forgiveness for kidnapping Connor?Yes, unquestionably. He was not only trying to protect Connor (I doubt this was even the foremost thing on his mind), he was willing to give up the only family he ever had to protect them from Holtz and his minions.
Were Lilah and Wesley in love?As Wesley said, it's not always about holding hands. They did care about each other.
Did you write hate mail to the WB when they cancelled the series? And, did you send hate mail to Joss when he killed Fred off?1) Eh? No. 2) I was kind of cheering, actually.
Spike called Wesley Percy a lot. Do you think Spike read Harry Potter?Oh, definitely. Dawn read it, didn't she?
Are you glad this is over and done with?The survey? ::shrug:: I'll miss the show...



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 6th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, the horribleness of this year's fashion...I might buy one of those long colourful skirts that I'm seing everywhere, they seem easy to wear and will cover up unshaved legs on hot summer days, heh.

And not to go all "OMG ur like totally hot!111!!!" - but I've seen pictures, and you ARE pretty, so there.
Jun. 7th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
Hu. things must be somewhat different in Spain, because I wish there *were* such skirts here, or at least I'm not seeing them...

I wasn't fishing for compliments, it's not really something I angst about 24/7, just one of there weird moments where you suddenly feel like a total stranger in the world around you... (But thanks anyway! :) )
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