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2011-12-31 10:36 am
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This journal is for my personal posts and it' friends only. There will be some public entries as well but mostly it will be friends locked. Please feel free to browse around the public entries.


If you are interested to read my fics a better place for those is my fic journal [livejournal.com profile] fanfic_by_piksa. I don't really post fics here anymore. They are all posted at the fic journal. This is just for my personal entries.
piksa: (pile_of_books)
2009-12-31 11:53 pm
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Books and movies in 2009

Evilly snagged this idea from [livejournal.com profile] likegrass.

This post will stay on top of my journal for this year and will be updated as often as I remember *g* Won't do cuts yet, but in case the list gets really long, will put it under a cut

Books:
1. Twilight: Stephenie Meyer
2. New Moon: Stephenie Meyer
3. Eclipse: Stephenie Meyer
4. Breaking Dawn: Stephenie Meyer
5. Little Dorrit: Charles Dickens
6. Hawk & Fisher: Simon R. Green
7. Winner Takes It All: Simon R. Green
8. The God Killer: Simon R. Green
9. Wolf in the Fold: Simon R. Green
10. Guard Against Dishonor: Simon R. Green
11. Bones of Haven: Simon R. Green
12. Wuthering Heigths: Emily Brontë
13. Aesop's Fables: Aesopus
14. Pilgrim's progress: John Bunyan
15. The Thousand and One Nights: Anonymous
16. Sex, Lies and Vampires: Katie MacAlister
17. Torchwood Archives: Warren Martyn
18. Breakfast at Tiffany's: Truman Capote
19. Metamorphoses: Ovid
20. Eleven minutes: Paulo Coelho
21. The Golden Ass: Lucius Apuleius
22. The Old man and the sea: Ernest Hemingway
23. The Host: Stephenie Meyer


Movies:
1. Australia
2. Rachel getting married
3. Milk
4. Wuthering Heigths
5. Changeling
6. Confessions of a Shopaholic
7. Dragonball Evolution
8. Serenity
piksa: (tigger_squee)
2009-04-21 03:04 pm

Happy belated LJversary for me!

It was my 5 year LJversary yesterday! Totally forgot all about it. Did remember it still during the weekend but brain was fried yesterday after work and there were no intelligent thoughts going around. Not that I'm saying there's usually intelligent thoughts going around in my head anyway...

So I've been here five years. It really doesn't feel that long. LJ has offered me a place where I can whine when things are down and squee when things are again looking up. I've met so many lovely people through this place and for that I'm very grateful.

I've been told to get a life when I've just sat at home surfing the Web but in my opinion being here has offered me a lot of experiences.

LJ has been a place for me where I can share my fics in peace and there are likeminded people who share my obsessions.

Here I don't get weird glances when I squee over some things, unlike in RL. Or at least I don't see the weird glances here *g*


So in short. Thank you to you all for being here with me! LJ is my home and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon!
piksa: (candle_name)
2009-02-07 09:51 am
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Support a good cause

Sharing this even if I'm not from the US.


"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.


Fidelity: Don't divorce...

Watch the video and then go sign the petition.

They ask for a zip code in the petition but I guess you can put almost anything there in case you aren't from the US either.
piksa: (brian)
2008-11-14 04:06 pm
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Gale Harold

You are in my thoughts. Sending lots of positive and healing thoughts your way. Hoping for a speedy recovery!




GET WELL SOON, GALE!



[For those who don't know: Gale Harold was in a motorcycle accident on October 14th and is currently recovering from the injuries he sustained. Those of us who call ourselves his fans want to make sure he knows how much we care about him and support him during this time!]
piksa: (hub_sleepy)
2008-10-26 10:30 pm
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The Hub - Part 4

Here is the final part of my con report. I do warn you that this is once more a long one. I did try to put as much detail into it as I could remember.

I do hope you enjoy!

There are again some pictures attached to the text.

Northampton - part 3 )
piksa: (hub_Ianto_enters)
2008-10-24 07:47 pm
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The Hub - Part 3

Here is the first part of Sunday. RL has been crazy and I haven't gotten around writing the rest of Sunday yet. Will try to get it up during the weekend but here is my Sunday morning. Nothing too exciting *g*

Once more I've sometimes used just the initials of the guests. The new ones are:

SLG=Sara Lloyd-Gregory
AL=Anthony Lewis

Sunday 19.10.2008


Northampton - part 2 )
piksa: (hub_flashback)
2008-10-22 06:42 pm
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The Hub - Part 2

Here's the next part of my report. There are again a few photos. You can get them bigger by clicking on them. Also I do have to warn you, this one is looooooong. And there's also one small possibly spoilerish thing in there about season three but I've hid that one. You can see it by painting over the text at that point.

Will start by saying that JB's laugh is the most wonderful thing in the world! And very infectious. I can't really describe it but if you've even heard him laughing, you know what I mean. And we heard a lot of his laughing during the weekend. He also had this adorable way of saying "Hee!" every once in a while. Made me swoon every single time. Yeah, a hopeless fangirl here...but proud of it!


I've also used at some parts just the initials of the guests. You probably know these all but I'm still including them here *g*

JB=John Barrowman
GDL=Gareth David-Lloyd
NM=Naoko Mori
KO=Kai Owen


Saturday 18.10.2008

Northampton )
piksa: (hub_weevils)
2008-10-21 06:03 pm
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The Hub - Part 1

Here is the first part of my con report. Nothing that interesting in this part since it mainly concentrates on me getting from home to Northampton. Still there is some stuff about the guests at the end. *g* Just a warning that tThere are also a few pictures (three) embedded into the story in case you are on dial-up. They are pretty small since I linked them from the LJ scrap book.


Friday 17.10.2008

Helsinki -> London -> Northampton )
piksa: (jack)
2008-10-13 02:10 pm
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Worried

A bit worried now. Read from the discussion board of The Hub convention that some people have been contacted by the hotel to inform them that they no longer have rooms in the hotel due to some refurbishments. Those people are being transferred to the other convention hotel which is a few blocks from the actual hotel where all the things are going to happen. When one of the persons on the discussion board had called the hotel they had told her that at least all the people who booked the hotel in May will be transferred. I just checked that I booked my hotel on 30th of April. It really sucks if I get transferred. Sure it isn't that long way from the other hotel but still it won't be nice running between the hotels several times a day. Or returning to the hotel from one of the night parties. One of the reasons I tried to book the hotel well in advance was to make sure that I'll get a room from the convention hotel.

I really do hope I won't be one of those who will be transferred. Actually a bit worried if I even have a room in the hotel since I asked them to send me a confirmation e-mail which I never received. I did call them a few weeks after I made the initial booking and at that point they did tell me that everything was in order with my booking.

Keeping fingers crossed!
piksa: (horriblefingers)
2008-10-10 07:12 pm
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(no subject)

Today really hasn't been my day. First I totally overslept. I guess there had been a power outage in my area during the night that caused the fact that my alarm didn't wake me up. When I woke up I was just surprised that it was already so light out. When I checked my alarm it showed that it was 1:47 am which of course couldn't be true. My first clue to the power outage was the fact that the time was blinking. I quickly got out of bed and tried to find the correct time from somewhere. It came out that it was already 8:40am. I should have been in the office already by eight.

I tried to get dressed quickly and headed out. When I was almost at the train station I noticed that I had left my mobile at home. I had to return to get it since it's my only work phone. When I was again on my way towards the train station I called my colleague that I was going to be late from a meeting that was supposed to start at 9am. I was maybe 200 meters from the train station when I saw the train arriving. There was no way I could have ran to it so I told my colleague that I would come with the next train. Usually the trains go about every 15 minutes. However, today there was still something wrong with the system and I ended up waiting for the train for almost half an hour. When I finally got to the office it was already 9:50am. Practically I was about two hours late.

The meeting ran past me. Then I just had time for a quick lunch before my next meeting started. Luckily that didn't take long and I was finally able to start actually doing my work. However, Friday afternoons have never been the most productive time for me so I didn't get that much done.

I had to leave the office a bit after three since I had promised that I would pick up my niece once more. All in all, I was in the office about five and a half hours. There are some hours to make up next week. And I guess I need to catch up on my work too.

Now I'm sitting here and surfing. My niece is already sleeping and I'm waiting for her mother to come home. It can happen that she won't come home any time soon since she just found out this morning that she got fired. No reason was given. She was just told that her services weren't needed anymore. She was pretty upset by it. She had only been in that place for about two months. She went for some drinks with her old colleagues, to say goodbye to them. She wasn't even allowed to do that today when she was escorted out of that place. It sounds really weird to me. When I asked if she knew what was behind the firing, she said she had no idea. They hadn't told her any reason. I feel really sorry for her since she seemed to like that job. And now she's again unemployed.
piksa: (school)
2008-09-25 09:27 pm
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(no subject)

How come it seems I never get anything done. Or at least that's the feeling I have.

Did distance work today, as I usually do on Thursdays. It's a habit among my colleagues that we all do distance work on Thursdays. In my opinion I really tried to work hard during the day but it still seems I got nothing done. Even after I turned off the connection to the office work there were still quite a few e-mails waiting for my attention.

Did manage to finalize the changes to my thesis. I'm going to print it tomorrow, read it through during the wekeend and then send it to my sister on Monday. Hopefully she'll have at least some good things to say about it this time around.

There's still one project I really need to get done for school. I just counted that I need to return it by the end of October to make sure that it gets graded in time for my graduation. Of course I will try to get it returned as soon as possible but with the serious lack of inspiration I have going on, it might not happen too soon. Still I don't want my graduation to be pushed forward just because I can't get one stupid project done so I'm really going to work on it during the weekend.

I guess this is enough of me moaning about school. Dexter is starting soon. I'm going to watch that and then head for bed.
piksa: (school)
2008-07-20 11:59 pm
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Booklist

This is mainly for my own entertainment and reference. Feel free to skip this post.

Below the cut are all the books that have been read at the community [livejournal.com profile] my_book_nook. I'm using it as a reference list for myself when thinking about new books to loan out. I'm also dating this to the last date for the current challenge at the community so that I can find this at the top of my journal when needed.

Booklist )
piksa: (bored)
2008-01-05 10:30 pm
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F-list edit

Before anyone panics didn't make any big edits. I just mainly removed some users and communities that hadn't had any activity in recent years. Of course this also includes me assuming that there's really people who want to read my journal *g*

Just felt like cleaning out a bit. In case I accidentally unfriended someone who is still active and wants to stay on my f-list, please comment here and all will be corrected.

Now it's sleepy time. I do hope I will sleep better than last night. For some weird reason I woke up at four am and stayed awake for about three hours after that before again falling asleep for a few hours.
piksa: (adorable)
2007-08-08 11:31 pm
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Pimping time!

*puts the pimp hat on*

A good friend of mine and a faithful supporter of my fics is doing her thesis at the moment and needs your help. She has created a separate journal for the questions regarding the thesis. The questions can be found here

The questions are about giving and receiving gifts and the meaning gifts have for people. All comments are screened so your answers won't be seen by anyone else than her.

It only takes about five minutes to answer the questions so please take this short time of your day and go fill it out. She needs to get as many answers as possible.

One of the questions asks you to specify your country so it would be good if people from different countries answered the questions so that she could analyze that in her work as well.

Thank you!

*bows out*
piksa: (bitch)
2007-04-19 11:25 am

Help needed!

Doing my school assignment and need your help. Does anyone on my f-list have a plus-account? Or know someone who has one? I'm doing my marketing assigment about digital marketing and would like to see what kind of adds Livejournal puts on the plus-account pages.

Also feel free to tell me how the process goes? What do you think about the adds on your LJ page and anything else that comes to mind. Anything you tell me will be treated as confidental

Thank you for any help you can give me!
piksa: (pissed_off_bittersweet_art)
2005-01-09 12:09 am

An announcement

Narrow-minded people piss me off.

That's all.
piksa: (brainfreeze)
2005-01-08 06:23 pm

(no subject)

Went to see Grudge yesterday. There were 26 of us "Buffy" fans there. It was scary. Really did like it though. The suspence had been made really well. By boyfriend kept laughing at me when I startled in some scenes. I think this was the first movie I saw SMG doing a good job and being in a role that suited her. I've pretty much hated all the other movies she has done.

After the movie we went for drinks with a small portion of the group. It was nice too. Now that we've become to know each other better it's nice to socialize with the people too and talking is so much more free nowadays than it was before.

Today I've just been catching up with my flist. You guys write a lot! Had to skip 120 messages before I got to messages I've already read.

Have been trying to write a little. My muse still isn't back and that sucks. Oh well, maybe she will return some day. I at least hope.

Next on the list!

*waves to [livejournal.com profile] averine*

Welcome!

Now I better go back to staring at blank pages that for some reason don't want to fill up with words.
piksa: (sleep_daylight)
2005-01-06 05:04 pm

My Emotional Score

Just needed to try this out.



Your EQ is


113


50 or less: Thanks for answering honestly. Now get yourself a shrink, quick!

51-70: When it comes to understanding human emotions, you'd have better luck understanding Chinese.

71-90: You've got more emotional intelligence than the average frat boy. Barely.

91-110: You're average. It's easy to predict how you'll react to things. But anyone could have guessed that.

111-130: You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land you on your butt.

131-150: You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.

150+: Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.


piksa: (pissed_off_bittersweet_art)
2005-01-06 01:47 pm

Again plagiarism

Saw this in [livejournal.com profile] julissak01's journal and decided to pass it on to spread the word.

Look here

There are two fics. At least the second one (Remembrance) is stolen from [livejournal.com profile] preetybird. Her orginal story can be found here. It's practically word for word except for the title.

Don't recognise the other one but it may as well be stolen. Check out and spread the word.

Can't understand why people would copy other people's work! The chance to get caught is quite big.

I'm cranky now!