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( Mar. 3rd, 2008 11:40 pm)
Right now, the German TV station ProSieben is airing teasers for this year's wok world championships.
And guess what the background music is?
"Lost in space". No kidding.
I mean, ProSieben is known for supporting Metal acts (Nightwish, Within Temptation, you name 'em), but Avantasia? Woah.
Granted, misplacing (and subsequently canceling) the Doctor was pretty damn stupid. But they still have their positive sides.

BTW, German Who DVDs due in ten days. Whee~!

Also... new band among my list of faves (see "current music"). More about that tomorrow? You bet ^_~
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( Jan. 25th, 2008 01:40 pm)
- For several reasons (among them psychological and financial ones), we had to downgrade the wedding. Now, it'll just be a small celebration with our parents, siblings, and the witnesses. No further guests, no invitations, no nothing. So sorry, everyone, but this is the only way. Otherwise, it'd have been a disaster in many, many ways.

- I'm also no longer a member of the Evangelical church. It cost me 30 Euros and a day of walking around wearing sneakers (Ugh XD).

- Yours truly went to the psych and got treatment options (group and single therapy). Also, I've been on Fluoxetine since yesterday. You Americans know the stuff, I think you call it Prozac. So far, it's good (Where the heck has my general fear of psych meds gone to, huh? O_O), though my stomach still needs a few days to adjust. Ow.

- We signed a marriage contract to protect the company (that, incidentally, will be [ profile] yamasagis sooner than we thought, read on to see what I mean). Loved the lawyer. So cute, but soooo gay :D

- [ profile] yamasagi's dad is planning to retire to Austria some time between this year and 2010. We'll apparently get the house. And I'll get hired as the company secretary and, possibly, software consultant. OMG times two.

- Listened to "The Scarecrow" and it's unbelievable, stellar, divine. Better than anything I've known before. Next week, I'll take pictures of the tin box's inside and scan the cards that came with it :D
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( Jan. 24th, 2008 09:13 pm)

I've got it.

And yes, today's the 24th. Crazy, huh?
Nuclear Blast shipped it on Tuesday. I'd have gotten it yesterday if the postman hadn't been too lazy to go to the third floor >:O
Anyway. What a lovely item. Gonna be a good fan. I won't listen to it before tomorrow ;)
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( Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:28 pm)
Right, so, it's...

... t minus four days until the first episode of Doctor Who (dub) will start airing. Dammit, I'm already having nervous breakdowns *flails* I wonder what Kai #2 himself thinks about it...

... t minus three days until the release of the new Avantasia album. Of course, knowing Nuclear Blast, I won't be getting it before next week, but anyway.

... and t minus one day until my psych appointment. Right now, I'm much more worried about getting there and finding the place than I ever was about the thing itself. Uh... yay? O_O
"Carry me over" will be the second single from the upcoming new Avantasia album "The Scarecrow".
Well, we knew that already.
But today, I got a newsletter from Nuclear Blast that had a link to the full video clip.
Click here to see it (it's on MySpaceTV).
My god. I love this song. It's beautiful. And - I know it's old news, but... seeing Tobi playing the bass is so. Damn. Hot.

Apart from the vid, [ profile] rdyfrde also posted a link to a new audio interview with Tobi.
Get it here (I suggest using right-click and "save as").
As [ profile] rdyfrde said, the volume is really low. My tip: Get GoldWave and boost it up by a few hundred percent. Also, converting it to mp3 might make sense for various reasons ;)

Tomorrow's gonna be a good day fer sure.
Our fave chain of wholesale stores is running another 20% off sale on non-food things. That's how we got our PS3 ^^
So, this time, [ profile] yamasagi and me will get ourselves some games.
He's planning to pick up "Assassin's Creed" (PS3) and I want "Animal Crossing" for the DS. I've heard so many good things about this game, it has to be amazing.
I just hope they have both of them in stock *prays*
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( Nov. 18th, 2007 01:38 pm)
Okay, after one listening session, I can definitely say that I like the new Avantasia stuff (fave songs so far: "Lay all your love on me", "The story ain't over" and "Scary eyes" - subject to change!).
However, another aspect of the two EP set deserves a huge kick in the ass of whoever had the idea. Of course, I'm talking about the bonus stuff, or rather, the technical aspect. That media player thing is just terrible. It seems people are having major trouble with it left and right, at least that's what I gather from the forums.
It does work for me, but for some reason, the "Lost in space" video clip doesn't run smoothly. I couldn't believe it when I played it last night. Hell, it's just a clip. Who programmed that player?! And if it's a problem of the video itself, who encoded it?! Geez...
Also, the whole implementation makes it impossible to get the videos and pictures from the discs as they're saved in a weird way that makes it impossible to access them without the player. Great... not :|
So, a big thumbs up for the tunes, but a huge "Booo" for the extras section.
On the other hand, the new pictures are... nice. Mmmmh, Tobi :D~~~
A new interview with Tobi has just been added to the Avantasia web site.
I still can't quite find the right words to express how happy his words made me once again.
All that gushing and raving about how beautiful the new material is, and how he doesn't care if people think releasing two EPs is crazy as long as people get great stuff for their money... that's our Tobi alright, and I'm ready to punch anyone in the face who says he's changing just because he's wearing black eyeliner on the promo pics.

... and now over-emotional lil' me's gotta go blow her nose ^_^;;;
Just now, I was looking at his website's new starting page. Well, it took me a moment to realize it's indeed him.
And I hear a lot of people are getting really concerned about the changer of look'n'all.
My two cents:
1. People change. That's okay. You can't expect someone to keep a certain look just to avoid possible complainers. And as we know, Tobi has always been one to do controversial stuff (McDonald's chart show appearances, anyone? Hasn't hurt them yet, AFAIK...)
2. Even if Tobi changes his look, who would actually believe that his character would be affected in any way? I don't mind a darker theme/style, as long as he stays the smart and incredibly funny guy he is. Which he will. Goddammit, this is Tobias Sammet, not some casting boy band singer who twists and turns according to the general public's taste *fumes*

Oh my, this feels like "A Defense of Edguy" all over again. Maybe someone remembers that... or not. Too long ago, I s'ppose. Gotta dig it out again, 'twas one of my better pieces of non-fiction ;)

And... I can't help it... he looks damn hot in that pic on there. Want more soon, pklskthx.. My good ol' crush on him is in full blaze once again.
*points at pic and shouts* I. Want. That. Now!!!

October 19, 2007.

Also, Wacken 2008.
Seems a bunch of Rockfic-ers will drag themselves over there next year, including my sorry-ass self.
We should totally get together, what say you? =)

Finally, something I found at the Wacken site. I haven't seen it anywhere else and it wasn't on the English version of the page. Here goes:
Apparently, Tobi was supposed to give a press conference at Wacken on Saturday. However, in the morning, he had to be rushed to hospital to get his appendix removed.
Awww, poor baby. I hope he gets well soon ;_;


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