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Date:2011-04-09 17:18
Subject:"Money for nothin'! (and chicks for free)"
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Mood: thoughtful

An unfortunate habit I have acquired lately is to start things without ever finishing them. Or, to plan to start them and then never do.

So, after having my heart broken over and over again during the past three months, I figured it might just as well be time to change that lethargy of unfulfilled planning and learn to play the guitar. I've been wanting to do that for a very long time.

So I went downtown and got myself a brand new 7/8 guitar (because I'm too small for regular guitars, haha XD), googled some first basic lessons and realized that even plucking away randomly on the strings is like a healing potion to the soul.
Coming home to my guitar (which I can hardly even hold right yet) is like coming home to a patient, gentle lover.

I've been at it for two weeks now, playing some 10 minutes a day and today I may proubly announce that I've managed two songs with three different chords quite nicely =).

So maybe if all that marketing stuff doesn't work out, I'll take Mark Knopfler's advice after all:
"I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums [...]
Money for nothin' and chicks for free"

(9 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2010-08-27 13:11
Subject:Cathing up...
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Time to catch up on Life a bit!

Work: I was promoted from a mere internship to Brand Manager. My new contract'll start on September this year and I'm happily receiving a bit more money, too ;).
From time to time, it's super-stressy and everybody wants everything at the exact same time, preferably the day before yesterday x_x. But all in all, it's huge fun, much to learn and most important of all: never the same twice.

Love: I've fallen in love, and three months later I've fallen out of love. Nothing much more to say. It was probably doomed from the beginning anway, since he lived 600 km north of me, does have a girlfriend and we met exactly once.

Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Always. Greatest love of the century. Especially Weyoun. But that is a long story.
Moreover, I'm watching Babylon 5 episode by episode. I used to watch bits and pieces a long time ago, but never the whole, epic story. Amazing show! A true jewel. I am very glad Straczynski was able to pull it through as he intended to.
There's a new Digimon arc, too, that I'm following, but I'm a bit disappointed. It seems really childish, without the hidden depths that was Adventure 01 and 02...
Staying with the Anime sector, I'm also watching Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin. Love the main character girl, Maya. What a spirit! :D

Alto Adige: Been there again with the best people, and fell in love and fell in love and fell in love all.over.again. With the country, the food, the wine, the mountains, the lake, the castle ruins,...
So I decided to take a day off, hit the road and just drive there once again in September.
(Photos are gonna come up this weekend!)

What's more? Probably tons, but not important enough that I would remember now.

So, how about you guys? Any epic episodes to tell? Stumbled across an amazing TV show? Have a favourite place in the world that I should defenitely try and visit?

(2 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2010-04-18 12:29
Subject:BLÜMCHEN mit "Boomerang" VS. DSDS - Aufruf zum Boykott!
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Mood: determined

„Superstars gibt es schon seit jeher auf dieser Welt. Wir finden sie in jedem Jahrhundert der Kunst, in jeder Klasse des Sports, auf jeder Seite der heiligen Schriften und – seit es sie gibt – auch in unserer geliebten Musik. Superstars sind unantastbar, GROOOSS und verdienen jedermanns Respekt! Seit Herbst 2002 verkaufen uns reiche Plattenbosse die lauen Lüftchen ihrer Abfallwirtschaft ebenfalls als Superstars; und zwar als solche, die alles je da gewesene vergessen machen sollen. Was aber, wenn wir nach Jahren der Schande unsere Geduld vergessen und die trällernden Schönlinge von der Stange wie “Bro’Sis”, Mark Medlock oder Daniel Schumacher dahin zurück schicken, wo sie einst herausgekrochen kamen? Es ist an der Zeit, den Casting-Eintagsfliegen das letzte Stündlein einzuläuten und ihnen den Erfolg zu entreißen, um so allen gewissenlosen Kaufzombies ein Stück wahren und ungefiltert-schmutzigen Rock ‘n’ Roll einzutrichtern…“

Von daher wird aufgerufen, die Single "Boomerang" von Blümchen ab dem 18.April via iTunes, Amazon etc. zu kaufen, damit Blümchen mehr Käufer hat, als der DSDS-Siegertitel.

weitere Infos im IOFF-Medienforum, wo die Aktion ins Leben gerufen wurde:

http://ioff.de/showthread.php?t=377587

Laut Facebook wird versucht, den Gewinn der Aktion wohltätigen Zwecken zukommen zu lassen.

Jeder Kunde kann pro EMailAccount & Konto/Kreditkarte nur einmal teilnehmen. Gutscheine zählen nicht.
Wenn ihr den Song mehrmals haben wollt (zum verschenken etc) bitte verschiedene Emailaccounts + Kreditkarten / Girokonten zum bezahlen nehmen!

Links:
AMAZON (0,77 EUR)
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0025TO0HS/ref=s9_pop_gw_ir03?pf_rd_m=A1PA...128

iTUNES (0,99 EUR)

http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/boomerang/id209983088?i=209983546

MUSICLOAD (1,29 EUR)
http://www.musicload.de/bluemchen/boomerang/musik/single/6253016_4

MEDIA MARKT (0,99 EUR)

http://download.mediamarkt.de/servlets/2452328105705Dispatch/3/Call?htmlte...094


WICHTIG: Auch der Preis geht in die Chartwertung ein! D.h. Ein Download bei itunes zählt z.b. mehr.

Sollte es Probleme mit dem Download geben, keine PANIK! Ihr habt Zeit bis Donnerstag!

**** WICHTIG WICHTIG WICHTIG WICHTIG WICHTIG ****
Bitte ab dem 23.4.2010 die Single ERNEUT Herunterladen! (Die CD Single von DSDS kommt auf den Markt)
Wenn ihr Boomerang von Blümchen im CD Geschäft seht (Promarkt, mediamarkt und Co) bitte auch dort kaufen!

DANKE! Ihr seid Super! Bitte weiter Werbung für die Gruppe machen, wir brauchen ab 23.4.2010 noch viele Käufer!

(Chase a Star)





Date:2010-03-27 15:05
Subject:This one goes out to the one(s) I left behind
Security:Public
Mood: sentimental

Tja. Da hat man mich ganz schön ins kalte Wasser geworfen, dass ich plötzlich mit unserem Vorstand zusammmen alleine für's Marketing bei der Etienne Aigner AG in München verantwortlich bin.
So ganz habe ich das noch nich verarbeitet, Leute.

Gestern noch stand ich in Berlin mit zwei Top-Models im Hotel Adlon und schieße mit einem von Deutschlands bekanntesten Photografen die Bilder für unseren Imagekatalog. Catering gab's vom Sternekoch und Ben Hill, das Kampagnen-Model von Louis Vuitton, labert mich zu über Riesen-Burger und Tom Cruises Appartment in NYC.

x_X;.

Wo is das Leben hin? Oder besser, wo hat es mich da auf einmal stranden lassen? Ich raff's nich wirklich...

Diesen unübersichtlichen, gefährlich emo-getränkten Eintrag habt ihr wahrschein den anstehenden Mondtage zu verdanken, der seltsamen, seltsamen Gesamtsituation, einem Anflug von Sentimentalität und Peter Gabriel (dessen Tournee-Plakate ich in Berlin gesehen habe und dessen Songs deshalb jetzt nebenher laufen).

"I grieve" (Peter Gabriel)

Ja, das tue ich wirklich. Nicht aus beruflichen Gründen (da bin ich nicht sicher, was ich überhaupt "fühlen" soll).

Nein, alle paar Monate holen mich die Sentimentalitäten verflossener Freundschaften ein, eingestellter, verlorener Kontakte, die durch die Zeit und die unterschiedlichen Vitas verloren gegangen sind.
Aber auch die, die durch Streit und Hitzköpfigkeit und kindischem Benehmen zerbrochen sind. Eifersucht, überschnelle Reaktionen, Emotionalität haben das zerstört.

Manchmal denke ich, ich bin jedes Jahr ein anderer Mensch. Ich lerne und wachse und entwickele mich. Dann habe ich den übergroßen Wunsch, mit diesem "better and improved Me" wieder die Menschen zu treffen, die ich durch Streit verloren habe um ihnen zu zeigen: "Hier ist das Bessere Ich! Und ich mag im Sternerestaurant in Berlin mit Models essen, und mag fast in Starnberg wohnen, aber dich habe ich nie vergessen!".

Aber ach, da ist der Stolz und der Schmerz und die Angst, dass das alles wieder und wieder den Bach heruntergeht.

Zwei Mal hatte ich eine "Streit-Brücke" überwunden mit jeweils zwei mir so lieben Menschen. Einmal hat es funktioniert und funktioniert bis heute. Das andere Mal ist ist wiederum mit Pauken und Trompeten und den derbesten, derbesten e-mails, die ich je geschrieben habe, zerbrochen.

Ich "stalke" ja nicht oft überhaupt irgendjemand, aber heute war wieder einer dieser Tage, an denen es mich in den Fingern gejuckt habe und ich wollte wissen, was ihr macht, Julia und Katha, und wie es euch geht. Und ja, ich wünschte so sehr, dass alles wieder gut wäre zwischen uns. Ach, diese Mondtage! So emotional war ich lange nicht mehr.
Aber ich habe es in den Sand gesetzt und da wird unsere Freundschaft vielleicht auch immer bleiben, wer weiß.

Und vielleicht sehen wir uns irgendwann wieder. Julia, ich lese, dass du im April in München bist, auf einer Con in Fürstenfeldbruck, und ich hoffe fast, dass wir uns über den Weg laufen. Und als ich in Berlin war, da dachte ich, ob du mir wohl begegnen würdest? Selbst bei 2.8 Millionen Einwohnern.

Ich weiß nicht, ob ihr das jemals lesen werdet. Und das ist schon der 2. Eintrag dieser Sorte, nur dass ich den ersten nie abgesendet habe. Aber vielleicht lest ihr es irgendwann (vielleicht wenn ihr eure sentimentalen Tage habt?) und dann kennt ihr zumindest meine Gedanken.

This one goes out to the one(s) I love(d)

-- Nerys (ehemals Chisako aber immer noch Anja).

(4 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-12-12 11:50
Subject:*spazz* x_X
Security:Public
Mood: ecstatic

So I have this new cellphone now. Which is like, the first really new model I had since too long, and my old phone broke down a couple 'o weeks before and it wasn't really able to do anything except making 100x100px photos.

And now, baby, this new one .... Oh. My. Gawd.
It gets me into very embarassing fits of childish squee!ing every time I discover a new awesome function.

My latest discovery - which actually only started out as a half-hearted experiment- was:
"Does it or does it not display .txt - documents so I can read them if I transfer them on my cell?"

Answer: IT EFFING DOES!!!

So what does that mean?

IT MEANS FANFICTION TO TAKE WITH YOU EEEEEVERYWHERE YOU GO!

Good Lady, I can carry about Dira's "Missing Persons", and Viggorlijah's "Parallel Connections over Symmetric Spaces" and there's that new Criminal Minds fic I discovered and I can read it on the train and ... wow. This just blows my mind :D.

[/random]
*huff huff huff*

(2 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-09-27 09:00
Subject:GEHT WÄHLEN!
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Geht wählen heute!

(Chase a Star)





Date:2009-08-27 12:02
Subject:Job in Munich!
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Mood: relieved

YEESSS! Finally! After two months of growing so tired to send out applications:

I did get a job! :w00t:

It's in Munich (one the most beautiful cities in Germany, with history, lifestyle, nature and castles all around - yes, I do need all that to live).

I'll start on September 1st and help in the product management division of a really famous, luxury enterprise specialised in leather & bags ;).
It'll be for 6 months only so far, but I do hope to stay in the area of Munich after that.

So happy now, so relieved. ~ :love:

(4 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-08-19 12:40
Subject:
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Mood: determined

Hi everyone!
I'm cleaning out my bookshelves and I throw out most of my manga collection.

I have some noticable YAOI stuff and older ones of other genres, too.

If you're interested in any of those, need more information or example scans, let me know :3.
 

 

Manga Sale!Collapse )

(5 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-08-11 11:03
Subject:MY MINI MINE!
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Mood: satisfied

He's mine and he's love.
.

Since yesterday, I officially own a Solar Red Metallic Mini Cooper, Series 7
115 horsies under the red cover and two hands full of pretty gimmicks inside, we brought him down from Frankfurt yesterday. Oh dear goddess, this baby is made to speed and it did feel so very lovely to be able to keep up with all those fancy BMW and Audi and Mercedes I used to make room to when I still had my old Ford ^^;.

However - as time passes - old Fords tend to fall apart (especially when's you're in in the middle of nowhere as I experienced some months ago) and thus it was time for a new car.
And this pretty baby is just what I wanted.

He's got auto-AC, CD-player, seat-heater, bord-computer, speed control, ...

BUT! Enough with petty words!

Boom, baby ~ ♥Collapse )

(1 Dog-Star | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-07-15 15:45
Subject:BOREDOM! (and a meme)
Security:Public
Mood: bored

Stolen from chichilein.
Done because I'm dead-bored, oh my!

MemeCollapse )

(4 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-07-14 16:36
Subject:Fashion Show - Moar pics!
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Mood: mischievous

A bit late, but ...

Here are the first pictures from the School of Fashion Design - Fashion Show 2009Collapse )
(That is, my outfits, anyway ;))

For all pictures of all outfits, go here: Homepage Modefachschule

Also, on a side-note: New mood set ~ ♥.. It's all from "Star Trek: Deep Space 9"

(2 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-06-20 18:28
Subject:True Power is Female!
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Mood: pleased

I chose this entry's title to unite two seemingly different topics in one.
However, united under the topic "True Power is Female", I think they work out, though.


First off:

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 ・Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu)
I only got around to give this anime a second chance after season 2 was "suddenly airing" (or rather, it came sudden for me).
I think I watches the "first" episode the first time this anime was aired (for those of you who know the show: The "Mikuru-chan" amateur video thing Haruhi and her SOS-dan shot, though chronologically it would've been a later episode). Never mind that, though, I'll come to the timeline of that anime later.

Anyway, with sesaon 2 being fansubbed and whatnot, I decided to give the anime a second chance. I didn't get all too excited the first time and thought 'just screw it'.
Little did I know, oh boy.
For once the hype around "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu" was well justified. Albeit the anime is seemingly your typical build-up of now ever-so-annoying cliché anime characters, the undertones, the hidden details, the snide remarks, the well-made animation all add up to one awesome show. I even go so far as to say this anime can be compared to "Neon Genesis Evangelion". Not in story, but in brillinacy, refering here to the two main characters and the fact that whoever pulled this anime off actually did have the "courage" to air the episodes all scrambled up, totally unchronologically (which does have a reason, btw).

And it damn worked!. How can such a thing work?! when you have a male main character (Kyon) who is even below your average school student, adding to the show neither with striking looks nor any kind of special power?! All he does is giving off sarcastic remarks with a lethargy and lack of enthusiasm that is almost painful.
But hell, it works. It works for me too. And I love, love, love Kyon and Haruhi. Haruhi reminds me so much of myself; a girl who wants the most out of life and whose believes and ideas are so strong, they quite literally materialize before her. Haruhi's a girl who cares in her own ways but who is unable to express her feelings. And in Kyon you finally have a character who acts as a normal male human being would act, without over-dramatizing stuff, without sudden emotionals outbreaks that annoy me so much in most animes.

The mix of those two characters, along with the rest of the crew and a brilliant animation, lovely directing and a powerful soundtrack sure does put this anime on the list of "10 best animes since the new millenium" (or anything along these lines).


Second:

Developement is female - Women in India
I saw this documentary film about Women's power in India on TV this week and I was very much moved and amazed by it. The Andheri-Hilfe Bonn helps women in poor villages in India to overcome injustices and supports them to re-gain their rights and power. With small investments, the Andheri-Hilfe helped to abolish temple prostitution, re-fertilized the land with making water-ways (and thus brought back many villagers from the slums of the city). They helped the women to form groups, and these groups handle everything from "grain banks", giving credits, building water-ways, organising villages, etc.

It was amazing so see what these freed women could do! Once forced to prostitution, raped and abused by men, they now handle every vital organisation and bring their land back to life. Under the Women Councils, the villages prosper, the land brings fruit and all children, be it boys or girls, receive education.

If there's an organisation out there that I will glady donate money to, it'll be for these projects.


In any case! This entry is for Gemma, though she doesn't even know I blog ^^;. But it's for her anyway ♥.

(Chase a Star)





Date:2009-05-10 15:13
Subject:JJ Abrams VS Star Trek
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Mood: geeky

All right guys, this wanna-be Trekki's back from the newest Star Trek movie.
Directed by JJ Abrams.
Featuring "Heroes"'s mass murder psychopath.
Yeah.

Quick overview of Pros and Cons and two I-can't-decides.Collapse )

(Chase a Star)





Date:2009-03-29 11:35
Subject:Music Video Rec Time ~ !
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Mood: artistic

Rec-Time, folks, yabba-dabba-doo XD!

I was just skimming through some MTV music videos I have on my hard drive. And I felt like I should share at least two of them with you for now, beacuse they're just awesome, funny, one even artistic in a way.

The first one is:
Genesis - I can't dance
Phil Collins playing the fool, and damn he plays that so well. I saw this on a music channel on TV the other week and had to laugh so hard! If a band that famous who issued albums like The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway can still make fun of themselves like that, then kuuuuudos.
Please watch 'I can't dance'!Collapse )

Number two is:
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
It's all about Christopher Walken. Really. The mere presence of that guy in this video ... wow. I don't think I need to say more.
Here's the YouTube link to 'Weapon of choice'Collapse )

All right folks, that's all for now! There might be REM in the next entry, along with some more fashion stuff ;).

(Chase a Star)





Date:2009-03-08 19:58
Subject:Stuff that rocks. 'Nuff said.
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Mood: cheerful

High time for an update, I believe.
What with me posting more or less random stuff in the last entries, now's the moment for more of the real deal.

~~~~♥♣♥~~~~


First off, movie recs!
There are two Japanese movies I've watched during the last two weeks, and albeit the occassions on which I stumbled upon them was both times absolutely different, I enjoyed watching them for equally different reasons nevertheless:

Casshern
Van Gogh meets Steam PunkCollapse )

Detroit Metal City:
Bully Herbig meets death metalCollapse )

~~~~♥♣♥~~~~


Second! Fandom!

Still high in my head: Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii version).
I'm through now with the game and I enjoyed it very, very much. If you guys ever need a rec for an Action RPG on Wii: Zelda. Defenitely.
I've heard from various sources and folks now that Zelda's really the best choice, not only for the mere genre-factor, but as a Wii-game in general.

Pros and ConsCollapse )

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Otherland.
Orlando x Sam.
Always.


Book three made me fling the whole thing in a corner, cursing Tad Williams and being very, very pissed in general.
Book four has me thinking again.

Anyway! Yes! I did manage it! I wrote Fiction :D! Hooray!
I will post it here sooner or later, I'm only missing the very last and very meaningful sentence x__X.

~~~~♥♣♥~~~~


On a more personal, every-day life note:
School'll start again on monday. It's gonna be peachy, I hope, because I worked a good deal during the holidays. There was more stuff I wanted to accomplish, but I was a bit chained to the Wii, so..... Yeah, I know it's not an excuse ~.~.
They'll lock us into the basement-computer-rooms from 8AM to 5PM for the week, calling it 'project week', yeahsuuuuure. That's gonna suck >,<*.

I'm sending out job applications now, too. So keep your fingers crossed for me, yes? :).
The stats say, I'll either end up in Bavaria or New York City XD.
Come visit me in any case!!!!

Okay, now it's NCIS time (new eps, WTF, Zivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ♥)

(2 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-02-12 08:37
Subject:Sick ~-~
Security:Public

Hey everybody. Just wanna let you know that a really sticky fever has gripped me two days ago ad won't go away. I can't do a lot more than drink water and sleep, so please forgive me for not answering to your journals/coments/etc.

(4 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-02-09 12:25
Subject:FOR THE LULZ!
Security:Public
Mood: touched

Okay, erh, this entry is gonna be mushy and not-very-much-my-style in its whole, but I think I have to say this to you guys.

This is adressed to the ones I talked to last week.

You, my friends, are the bestest guys in the world..

As you might know, I'm not the terribly emotional kind of girl when it comes to Real Life, but even petty me has to spill the beans at times.
And everyone I talked to about you-know-what listened so well to me and were so kind and consoled me in your own ways and advised me in your own ways. And I can't tell how very grateful I am to be able to talk about st00pid RL and its obstacles and setbacks with you guys.

So, this to you with all my love ♥

Anja loves you XD!


PS: If Life ever wants to get inside you too much, I recommend these lines:

There's no religion but sex and music
There's no religion but sound and dancing
There's no religion but line and color
There's no religion but sacred trance
There's no religion but the endless ocean
There's no religion but the moon and stars
There's no religion but time and motion
There's no religion, just tribal scars
There's no religion but the joys of rhythm
There's no religion but the rites of Spring
There's no religion in the path of hate

No prayer but the one I sing"

(4 Dog-Stars | Chase a Star)





Date:2009-01-24 18:06
Subject:Let me share with you...
Security:Public
Mood: artistic

... this wallpaper I did because I fell in love with that one manga cover of Soul Eater tankoubon #8.

1280 x 800 - Nygus & Sid - ♥Collapse )

(Chase a Star)





Date:2009-01-22 11:46
Subject:'tis fine.
Security:Public

If this is the price I have to pay, it is only fair I guess.





Date:2009-01-03 12:00
Subject:Blah, meme, shutup.
Security:Public
Mood: headache

Shamelessly stolen from xryuux

40 thingsCollapse )

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