May. 21st, 2016

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Hi lovelies!

It's been a while and the world has turned green over here in the meantime. Nothing is more uplifting or helpful to get rid of the remaining residues of winter from the soul than sunshine and a clear blue sky. So, thanks to well-meaning weather deities I was out and about a lot:

  • I bought new Inline skates and it went better than I thought it would after nearly 10 years of not being on skates at all.

  • We, [livejournal.com profile] candamira her daughter, mine and I, often meet on one of the playgrounds in our neighbourhood after kindergarten. It still ends sometimes in tears at the end of the day, but it goes so much better than last year. And it's so cute to see the two little ladies getting along, even though one is one and three quarter years older than the other.

  • Mr Kantorka and I reopened summer season with our favourite non-alcoholic drink: elderberry syrup, fresh basil leaves, lime juice, sparkling water and ice cubes. It's wonderfully refreshing and tastes great. Oh, and if you add Prosecco instead of fizz and mint leaves instead of basil you have a hip drink called Hugo. I shit you not. This stuff is well known as a summer drink in the whole country and comes originally from South Tyrol in Italy. We thought to name our own version but couldn't agree on a name so far. lol


Before I start to babble about fics, I want to send some big hugs and lots of positive energy to [livejournal.com profile] capitu, whose kind spirit I miss terribly, and to [livejournal.com profile] akatnamedeaster, who deserves more than hugs.

I've been a bit mia from reading H/D fics lately, because I found quite some other interesting things to read. These are some rare pairings and crossovers that kept me entertained:

  • For example Pawn Takes King by Lunavere. This fic is about John Watson and James Moriarty, and it is still occupying my mind even though it's been 3 weeks and I've read countless other things in the meantime. Beforehand I didn't even believe this pairing could work and, my, I was wrong.

  • Or this strangely captivating fic The Golden Queen by S_EER (Fritiriel) that's a mixture of a RPF and Anne McCaffrey's Pern. I'm currently waiting that the author finishes its sequel. And I'm not shy to admit that I loved it even though real person stories are normally not mine and there are probably a lot people more *ehm* sexy than Elijah Wood and Sean Astin (it might be just me though). Yet they were perfect as dragonriders and I'm still green with envy about the mind blowing idea of a male queen rider. Everybody who knows Pern knows what I'm talking about.

  • Don't get me started on all the weird things that can happen to our darling Harry Potter. You wouldn't believe where crossovers can take him. I found some entertaining stories where he's been thrown into Middle Earth and paired with this or that Tolkien character (I'm still not over the one with Haldir).
    Even more weird stuff happens when he's thrown into MCU and seriously the pairings here are mind-boggling. So far I've read Harry/Loki, Harry/Thor, Harry/Steve and at the moment I'm reading Harry/Tony. If someone sees Harry conquering other fandoms, please tell me.
    Some goes for Loki btw. I still have a fic on my tbr list where he goes on an adventure in Middle Earth as well. *rubs her hands*

  • Oh yes, and Hobbit Big Bang is finally posting on [livejournal.com profile] hobbitstory and the first stories were fabulous. I've been looking forward to it for a while. :)

  • Bought an extern hard drive for my laptop so I can watch movies and series without banishing Mr Kantorka from the tv and his beloved football. The first thing I saw was Skyfall because I really needed to see Ben Wishaw as Q in action. I didn't expect much from the movie and was pleasantly surprised. Well, you can guess how this went. I had to read quite a lot 00Q fics afterwards. My favourites so far were the ones by Kryptaria and her partners in crime.

  • A last one. I've found a wonderful Harry/Tom fic which I nearly loved as much as did SweetSocery's The Love of a Good Wizard. People who write this pairing well are rare (imo). ToAStranger's love is touching souls (surely you touched mine) did a good job, despite the fic's weird (too long?) title.


  • This list is good evidence why I've been a bit absent. LOL
    I've wanted to talk about music too, but it's late, so that'll be a topic for another day.

    Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend! <333

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