jessybxx: (Anime - Yellow-eyed girl)
( Aug. 27th, 2008 01:47 pm)
Went on a small pre-ordering spree last night:

Peter Heppner - Solo - Ltd. Fan Edition
Apparently, it's signed and contains a bonus DVD =)

J.K.Rowling - The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition
Can't afford the collector's edition T_T
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( Feb. 26th, 2008 02:23 pm)
[ profile] thefridayfive for February 22

Name five...

1. ... things you can't live without.

1. The people I love
2. Music
3. The 'net
4. Me XD
5. The English language

2. ... of the best moments in your life.

(In chronological order)

1. June 25, 2000 - Day I got cookie... er, the mail where [ profile] yamasagi told me he loves me
2. July 8, 2000 - Day I met [ profile] yamasagi for the first time (Yea, weird order of events, huh? XD)
3. June 25, 2005 - Day [ profile] yamasagi proposed to me
4. August 26, 2006 - Day I went to Torino to meet [ profile] silicondreams for the first time ^^
5. February 8, 2008 - Day Kai-niichan sent me the first email <3

I guess before 2K0, my life pretty much sucked. Also, it's interesting how all of those dates are people-related. Maybe I'm not that anti-social after all? ^^

3. ... celebrities you can't stand.

(In no particular oder)

1. Paris Hilton (Well, that one is obvious...)
2. Dieter Bohlen (BTW, I learned why he didn't voice Troubadix - Kai-niichan told me he didn't wanna attend the casting *headdesk*)
3. George W. Bush (Another obvious one)
4. Amy Winehouse (I couldn't care less about her music OR her drug career...)
5. Britney Spears (Oh, come ON...)

4. ... books you enjoy(ed) reading.

(Again, ordered randomly)

1. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
2. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (... and the other ones, of course, but just listing them would've been boring, so I just piked my favourite.) by good old JKR
3. "Falco. Hoch wie nie." by (The only German-language book on my list and one of two Falco biographies I have read. I don't think there are any more except the one written by his "daughter"...)
4. "Making History" by Stephen Fry
5. "The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon and Beyond...the Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World" (*pants* Yeah, that's the full title O_o) by Steve L. Kent

5. ... items in your purse/backpack/on your desk.
1. Rick (my laptop)
2. Jack (my iPod)
3. Yoru-sama (my cellphone)
4. A bunch of DVDs ("Prehistoric Park" and two of its "prequels")
5. Koori-chan (my external HDD case)
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( Jul. 24th, 2007 10:43 am)
Here you go. I first put the whole article, untranslated, with my paragraph marked in red.
Then, I cut my part, made a separate file out of it and translated it best I could.
Uh... enjoy? =)

Jess in the Press *lol* )
jessybxx: (Anime - Shana)
( Jul. 24th, 2007 10:26 am)
*is listening to HP7 audio book*
Hell, that man is such a genious <3
Can't wait to get to the part containing the two German sentences *snickers*

As requested: Some comments on DH. Sorted by topic, otherwise pretty stupid and random. Beware: Severe spoilers for the whole book! )

Whoo, this turned out slightly longer than I thought. Well, who cares? =) *starts working on newspaper article, waiting for people to contradict her review* ^_~

BTW, the German title for the book has been set. It will be called "Harry Potter und die HeiligtÞmer des Todes" (it had been mistranslated before because nobody was sure whether the 'hallows' were supposed to be people or things. Well, now we know ^_~) and it will be released on October 27. Poor translator. He was only allowed to start after the book had been released. Someone's got a heckload of work ahead of him now O_o
... or: Harry Potter 7 nightly sale - Of costumes, interviews and security guards )

Also... comstume!!

Two pics. Not very good since, well.. they contain me XD )

Right now, I'm about 25% into book 7. I'm not planning on finishing it tomorrow, but we'll see where I get. Not telling anything right now, of course. But be prepared for a rather emotional review in a few days ;)
jessybxx: (Badger badger badger)
( Jul. 20th, 2007 08:07 pm)
Ever heard of black cats that are afraid of wizards' hats?
Well, now you have.
*laughing fit*
Anywho, my costume's ready. DH, I'm coming~!!
Can't wait!
jessybxx: (Metal Sailormoon)
( Jul. 20th, 2007 10:28 am)
Me likey. A lot.
But then, I'm not very critical about the movies sicne I see them rather separated from the book. It's just an interpretation.
Of course, they cut a ton of things but this time, they made it more easy to understand than some of the previous movies. At least that's what [ profile] yamasagi told me.
One thing I love about all the movies is how they back up things from the book with visuals that weren't possible in written form. Filch nailing all the decrees to that wall (and all of them crashing down during the Weasley havoc) was just awesome =)
Luna was cute ^^
When Tonks appeared, [ profile] yamasagi and me both went "Guhhhh". OMG she's hot :D~~~~

Also, since we saw it in German... dub rambling!!
I think the dub is pretty decent, actually. From what I could take in, there weren't any severe translation fuckups (apart maybe from Ron calling "Alter". I mean, jeez, that'd sorta equal him calling him "Homey". And I thought Dudley was the only one who'd gone HipHop XDDD). Well, this wasn't The Simpsons, right? *cough COUGH*
[ profile] yamasagi once told me, after watching one of the movies in English, that he really liked the German Snape. And I can see why. I mean, the voices sure are pretty different. But someone (I think you can guess who that was ^^) once said in an interview that it's important to transfer the character of the voice to the foreign version, not so much the sound. Well, he's right. And in case of the HP movies, the German voice actors mostly do that pretty well, IMHO.

There were some very interesting trailers beforehand. "Stardust" and "The Golden Compass" both look rather interesting, though the first a bit more so than the second.
What's it with the fantasy overkill in the second half of the year?
I also saw the trailer for the Simpsons movie in German for the first time. I nearly know the English one by heart so I suppose I'm more or elss qualified to judge the translation. And I gotta say, it was very, very good.
Of course, I'm not saying it's a good thing the former translator/director died, but I'm still happy that someone else is doing the dubbing for something as important as the movie. I know, this is gonna sound horrible no matter how I put it, so I'll just go and hate myself for a moment, kthxbai.
Finally, I was delighted to discover that "Ratatouille" actually has a story. The other trailers somehow made it look like a cartoonish joke-centered sort of thing, so this kinda reinstated my faith in Pixar and my interest in the movie itself.

OMG, DH release tonight. Excitedexcitedexcited *squees*
That being said, I doubt there'll be a commotion at the bookstore tonight. It's only the English version after all ^_~
There seems to be a shortage of Discworkd novels. And ironically, that only seems to concern "The Clour of Magic". Which is a bit unfortunate for someone who wants to start the series from the beginning. Well, I now ordered it from BOL instead of amazon or Bugger costs me more than nine Euros. Ah well, at least I know that it's go0od so I won't be grumpy about spending money for nothing ;)

ETA: However, amazon seems to have most of the others on stock, and at a good price, too. That's good because I'll sure want more after reading TCoM ^_^

ETA #2: I also looked up bus information to uni. It's about 45 minutes non-stop. Lovely! I even checked the current food selection at the canteen. Can you say cheap, varied and delicious sounding? Hold damn, I can't wait to get there. I'm still so happy I could cry for hours.

ETA #3: PotC 3 tomorrow night. Yeah, baby :DDDD

ETA# 45427839157: Since [ profile] mirmingi has been talking about it over and over, I decided to have a go at "Heroes". We really need something to fill that sad, endless gap the break of SG-A has created ;)
jessybxx: (Game - Etna (Disgaea))
( May. 25th, 2007 12:45 pm)
Happy Towel Day, everybody!!
jessybxx: (Qi - Queer idea)
( May. 20th, 2007 10:12 pm)
It seems they finally shipped my copy of "Making History".
Almost a month after my order.
*kicks again, just because*
jessybxx: (Qi - Stephen Fry (*headdesk*))
( May. 14th, 2007 04:07 pm)
Stephen is the second most influential gay in Britain

[via Stephen Fry forum]

Cool, ne?

Also, my copy of Making History seems to have evaporated. The idiots at said it'd take a few days to get it ready for shipping. That was on April 24. Since then, utter silence.
Well, at least I've got The Hippopotamus and The Liar to keep me company until then ;)
Also, that remidned me why the only two reasons to shop at instead of amazon are:
- sent me a gift certificate
- the thing I'm looking for isn't available at amazon
Well, this experience won't change anything about that policy =_=

ETA: After I've finished with the Fry novels, I'll probably tackle those. And then, it's Discworld.
1. What is your all time favorite book?
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.

2. What is your all time favorite movie?
V for Vendetta.

3. What are you reading right now?
Just ordered three of Stephen Fry's books. Unfortunately, the one I wanted to read first wasn't on stock. So I'll either wait for it or have a go at "The Hippopotamus".

4. What is your favorite show on tv?
That's a tie between The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and Qi. Isn't it weird how none of them is actually aired on German TV? Haha XD

5. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
Mr. Bean's Holiday. Soooo funny and cute <3

While I'm on the topic, have a movie REC: Lady in the Water. Watch it, it's utterly stunning.
Someone just bought three books.
And yes, one of them is das Meisterwerk :D
For some odd reason, the others are by the same author O_o

*needs to read more* ^_^;;;


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