misscam: (Football is love)
(Found via [personal profile] jonquil.)

WHAT

Discussing soccer’s popularity in the U.S. on his June 10 program, G. Gordon Liddy asked, “Whatever happened to American exceptionalism?” Liddy noted that “this game ... originated with the South American Indians and instead of a ball, they used to use the head, the decapitated head, of an enemy warrior.”

WHAT. Football originated in England you ignorant unfactual racist ass. Though similar games have been played all over the ancient world by many very different cultures. We could even say it originated with *humanity*.

MRC’s Dan Gainor: “Soccer is designed as a poor man or poor woman’s sport,” “the left is pushing [soccer] in schools across the country.” Also on the June 10 G. Gordon Liddy Show, Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor said, “the problem here is, soccer is designed as a poor man or poor woman’s sport” and that “the left is pushing it in schools across the country.” He added: “generally football games in this country don’t devolve into riots or wars.” He later added that the sport of soccer “is being sold” as necessary due to the “browning of America.”

WHAT. You lot do know a lot of the violence associated with football is coming from Europe, right? And that a lot of it is actually tied to right-wing groups that tend to be into racist shit too, right?

What the hell is this, bittercakes because the rest of the world is enjoying something the US is not that into? Attempts to tie football into the recent rise of racist shit? Attempts to make it something 'leftish' and unAmerican? BITE ME. (So can the right-wing groups trying to make it theirs, too.)

Football has its troubling bits, oh yes. But this is also the game where tiny little New Zealand that doesn't even have a professional football league managed a draw with Italy, the reigning champions. This is the game where white and black South Africans sit side by side blowing their vuvuzelas, the game my mum and dad brought little baby me to and fellow fans would sing my lullabies if I cried, the game where Pele is still a hero, where people cry and cheer together, the game a Scotsman is waving the flag for Brasil because he likes how they play, the game 700 million people (rich and poor and inbetween) watch 22 people kick a ball around and talk about it after. It's the closest thing we have to a truly global game.

Now I'm going to watch Brasil - Ivory Coast and enjoy it extra much since it clearly annoys hateful fucks a good deal.

(Incidentally, you can follow my football chatter on my Twitter.)
misscam: (EJO and Mary look)
Long week finally arrived at weekend. Been working overtime, twisted my knee in a bit of an ice mishap, was kissed by a four year old, had another 'ARGH NSB' week and have just generally been busy. Lazy weekend arrived just in time.

And weekend means new BSG. A few spoilers for Daybreak p1 )

HOW IS IT ONLY TWO HOURS LEFT?! The mere thought is making me depressed. I don't want to let it go.

In other BSG stuff:
- Everyone has already seen the TVGuide photoshoot bits, right? CUTE LIKE WHOA.
- One more part of the Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnel TVGuide interview, this time discussing the fans and media. No spoilers.
- The UN to have a panel on BSG. Ron Moore, EJO and MM all due to appear. Wow. Someone in the UN must be a serious fan.
- Battlestar drinks. Because after next week, we might all need some alcohol.
- Critic wants to know what makes BSG so great, invites fans to explain it.
- How will BSG end? Critic admits to being nervous. So am I.

In life:

Bad oil spill hits the coasts of Queensland, Australia. Parts of the Sunshine Coast to be precise, and I got all sad and wah because that's where I often went to the beach when I lived in Brisbane. Even my favourite of Bribie Island got hit. :(

Meanwhile, football season is starting in Norway today - with most of the country still covered in over 30cm of snow. HAH. I am a quite dedicated football watcher, as is my mum. Meanwhile, dad and my brother don't really care. Role-reversal FTW. My team is Tromsø and I'm hoping for a good season. Last year they got a bronze, whoo.

Remember the guy that threw a shoe at Bush? He got a three year jail term for it. Um, that seems a bit excessive. Seems more akin to throwing rotten eggs, which in Norway you get fined over, mostly. Three years, seriously? I've seen rapists get less than that.

Eurosong is SRS BSNS. Most Europeans already know this, of course. Ah, Eurosong. What Europe does instead of going to war with each other these days. I'm looking forward to this year's already.

Link of funny: Top 15 villain inboxes. Daleks, Gollum and Tetris included, as it should be.

So, what are you all up to?
misscam: (We'll find it together)
(Germany - Turkey 3-2)

Oh, Germany. That was kinda unfair that you won, even if I cheered you and like you. And it didn't help the TV pictures kept falling out and I missed two of the goals. Grrr. Turkey really was the best team, but football is as unfair as life, what can I say?

Off to bed, but first a naughty meme I spied on my flist:

When you see this in your friends list, please comment with some smut.

Go on, I dare ya.

Mine, an untitled Adama/Roslin scene for a fic I don't even which is yet:
Mine, an untitled Adama/Roslin scene for a fic I don't even which is yet )

Beeeeeeed.
misscam: (Laura Roslin)
Hot weekend. Cloudy, windy Monday. Figures. Even the weather hates a Monday. So does our servers, which crashed today at work. Smashing. And my bike's got a flat tire and my team lost their match.

BAH MONDAYS.

In them fandom notes:

- If someone doesn't offer shiny, shiny 'The Hub' icons very soon, I might have to bribe someone to do it. My love of icons is fannishly sad, and my love of that BSG ep even more so. Why you deny me the matching, Internets? I have no patience. Shut up.

- I am writing Five Visions of Death Laura Didn't Have, and One Life She Just Had, which involves Richard Adar showing her Bill/Laura angry!sex as part of the dying Caprica resistance, Billy showing her dying a martyr and where that leads, her mother showing her dying on Earth, two others I haven't thought of yet and of course, the life having a raptor!sex segment. My mind is so predictable.

- I need to stop rewatching that episode. For serious.

- With all this baluba already, are you going to have energy for the finale, Doctor Who fandom? Or maybe this is just warm-up for Wankimplosion: TARDIS Take after the finale. I has fear for the kind of modding we'll have to do at T&C. Fear, I tell you.

- Speaking of modding - you know, getting bitched at for various mod decisions one makes, that's bound to happen. But last week I got a new one by being bitched out for something the mods actually hadn't done. (Not as in something we'd failed to do, but actually being accused of having done something we hadn't.) I'm not sure if I should laugh or get pissy.

- I still haven't made my mind up if I'm excited for Rose's return, fearing of it or even not really wanting it. Hmm. I should probably decide soon, given that it's actually about to happen. If not for fandom, I think I might enjoy seeing her kickass, but given all the blah... Ich, I don't know.

- Say what, Supernatural? I don't even watch the show, but there's something strangely entertainingly batshit about some of the Supernatural wankery. Sorry, SPN fans on my flist!

- In Norway, it ain't summer unless TV2 airs episodes of some probably-long-forgotten-in-the-US show called Pacific Blue, about hot biking cops. Last year they didn't. There was outrage. And bad weather. This year the show's back. The weather is smashing. I suspect our weathergods just like to drool them hot cops.

In the news:

Clinton steps down, Obama praises her, Cam is just tired of the whole thing.

I know a lot on my flist care, and I do think McCain versus Obama can be an important choice, I just wish I could tune it all out for like three months and find some energy to care. Overkill, media. Plus, American way of politicing tend to make me tired even on a good day.

The Vatican goes football-mad too.

Just in case you forgot in these Euro days that football? SERIOUS BUSINESS. Like religion, not just in a way.

In the Euro:

- Austria and Switzerland loses. Aww, home team advantage not working. Germany is the only team that have sort of impressed me so far, though. Tonight, it's time for Holland to kick Italian ass.

Whatcha all up to this Monday, then?
misscam: (Five and Ten)
If you want a Christmas card or are on my gift exchange and haven't given me your address yet, please leave it here. I'll be doing cards and packages this week and the next, as would rather avoid last minute stress. ([livejournal.com profile] phdelicious, your moose will probably be sent at the same time - sorry it's taking so long.)

Been sick whole weekend and am still, but so many people are sick at work I have to work extra nevertheless. Wah, whine, wail etc.

So, I have to watch the CiN special and catch up on CSI stuff. On the latter, just from poking in at TalkCSI, I can tell reactions to the recent episode were plenty:

- GSR fans are unhappy CGR fans are happy...
- ... which makes CGR fans unhappy...
- Meanwhile, "george and jorja!! GET TOGETHER AND LMAKE NICKA ND SARA GET TOGETHER!!" says a Nick/Sara fan. Are we going to have to go through the whole "actors? NOT the characters they portray" again?

Ze wank never dies.

I'm too tired to look up Doctor Who blah and also I think I've lost track of all the grudges now and will probably just get confused. But I have decided having a ship is like being a football fan. You do adore your team, but you also have to live with sharing it with other fans you might not like - streakers, hooligans, people you just dislike, the annoying shouter in the front row, the guy always booing the referee, the neighbour always singing along to those embarassing football songs. But there's also friends and joy and excitement and hot men and feeling of togetherness. There's a lot of love in being a football fan. There's also some annoyances and getting lumped in behaviour you might not agree with, which is never fun, but there you are.

In other stuff:

- My AU!John Smith/AU!Rose thing (probable title Normality in November) is almost done. Will need a beta. Anyone willing to do it? It's not a long epic, but a bit longer than some of my usual treats.
- Will probably also need beta for Here be Ghosts, a CSI fic.
- Norwegian townships drawn into dodgy American economics. Geez.
- See Hillary Clinton went after "sovereign wealth funds". Hai. W R teh kingdom of Norway, owning ur economy. Heh. (Biggest fund of its kind in the world. One day to be the biggest fund of all.) Though I agree on visibility and accountability in investment funds. And ethic guidelines, though Hillary might not be with me on that.
- Christmas tree shortage in Europe.. Ooooh dear.
- Massive strikes in France. Being a social democrat, I'm usually found in the favour of the striking, though I have to admit it gets a bit too much at once sometimes. Yowza.
- If you're missing your show meanwhile, and wondering what all the writers are striking on about, see here.
- British shows do well at the Emmy Awards. Go UK.
- Norway's football team sucks and breaks my heart. Woe. It hurts to be a football fan sometimes.
- Top Gear's episode on roadtrip in the US last night on Norwegian telly made me laugh so hard I cried. I don't even fancy cars that much, but Top Gear? Made of win.
- Does Islam have a sense of humour?
- Many exciting adventures in Zul'Aman are being had. Huzzah.

Tell me something new?

*waves*

Nov. 5th, 2006 01:50 pm
misscam: (We'll always have Norway)
*uses rather (horridly) pink icon of love* Love is good. Now to what isn't always...

BLAH LIFE

*shakes fist at it*

I've been a bit incommunicado for a few days. Sorry. Life, work, blah. Did I miss anything exciting? LJ being down and fandom drama, probably. INFORM ME DAMMIT Please fulfill my need to feel informed.

Today is final round of football in Norway. I'm so a nervous wreck on behalf of my teams. *jitters* Please not be breaking my hearts by getting kicked down a division. (Only bad luck will lead to it, but luck is so fickle.)

So, what's up with you all and what did I miss?

ETA: My beloved Tromsdalen looks safe. Now it's only beloved Tromsø left to worry about.

ETA2: Tromsø is safe. Both my teams make it. Huzzah!
misscam: (Tromsøværing)
JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

TROMSØ!

But man, football is hard on the nerves. I think I had several minor nervous breakdowns. But now it's looking good.

Meanwhile, anal sex advice brings the wank. Can I just note how much I hate hate HATE anyone who tends to go with the "well, she should just keep her legs shut, then" in certain circumstances? Please be keeping your judgements out of other people's sex lives. Thank you!

Back to the yay. Yay!

So, how was your weekend?
misscam: (WTF)
FOR SHAME ZIDANE

WTF was that? You purposely headbutted that guy in the stomach. I gather you might've been provoked by something he said, but that doesn't make the action any less inexcusable. Sad, sad end to a fantastic career. I only cheered France for you, you know.

And as a result, I kinda ended up cheering Italy. Sorta. I didn't mind their win at least. I know, I know. But they've played better than I expected and so... Well done, Italy. I congratulate you. And coming from me, that's quite something.

Nice haircut too.

World Cup summary my style to follow tomorrow, but for now, I am going to bed and shaking my head over Zidane.

Why, dude, why?
misscam: (Unspoken)
Damn you, Italy. You may have played well and your win might not have been undeserved, but I STILL HAAAAAATE YOUR TEAM. If Portugal wins as well, the finale will be between two teams I'd like to kick in the arse, woe.

Right - got quite a few new people on my flist again, so thought I'd post a little introduction to myself for old and new. You might've picked up on these things previous, but here they are in black and white, anyhoo.

A bit on me )

As for everything else - learn as we go, eh?

And now that football is almost over and the great wilderness of no Doctor Who episodes is about to set in, fanfic might help with the severe pangs of longing. So, I'm doing fanfics-on-request again. Leave a signed comment (no anon this time) with three things you'd like to see in a Doctor Who fic and why you'd like to see them. Creative reasons are a plus - well, they'll amuse me, anyway. I promise to do at least three requests from here, anything else depending on time and inspiration. (Though I might write some stories later rather than sooner - little patience is nice.)

Go mad.

P.S Save your time and request if it involves character bashing of any kind - Jackie, Mickey, Rose, Reinette - I won't do those.
misscam: (O RLY?)
Spoiler for season three and companion status

Iiiiinteresting.Cam talks of spoilers )

Germany - Italy today. Go Germany! Crush them Italians! And tomorrow, I think I shall cheer France, as Portugal has not really impressed me and France did against Brazil.

Sniff, World Cup nears its end. Whatever shall I do when it's all over?
misscam: (OMG!)
OMG France beat Brazil! And it was a deserved win, too. They played a lot better than Brazil - and I say this as someone fond of Brazil. Zidane was just awesome. And then he gave Brazilian players comforting hugs and such afterwards. Good sportsmanship. Pay heed, players involved in the fracas after the Germany - Argentina match.

OMG Doctor Who! Spoilers for Army of Ghosts  )

OMG I've been given a gen assignment for the Tenth Doctor ficathon. Not sure how great a gen writer I am, but I guess we'll find out. First I'm doing a pitch-hit for the fic exchange of [livejournal.com profile] ponygirl72's, anyhoo. That one wanted shipping, so I comply. A tease: )

OMG Norwegian Tour prologue win. Course, it feels a bit more blah given all the drug scandals to hit it. Sigh. Me no like cheaters.

OMG I so need to go to bed.

So I shall.

Oh dear.

Jul. 1st, 2006 07:45 pm
misscam: (Worried Hug)
Ow.

England out on penalties against Portugal AGAIN.

Okay, not totally undeserved as Portugal had the best opportunies, but still... I offer free cuddles to any traumatized English.

But Rooney, please not be stomping on Portugese balls.
misscam: (Ten in a Pod)
Oh yeah, FIFA's not happy

Neither are some of the Argentinian supporters. I found one fight where one Norwegian fan of them were going on about bad Germany, and one guy replied "even if your mother blows, that doesn't mean the whole of Germany does". Man. Football. Serious business.

Portugal - England and Brazil - France today. Wheeee. Football is very distracting to fic-writing, I must say. But it's so glorious to watch... Also today, Doctor Who with a reported cliffhanger of dooooom. Dear oh dear. I will be a nervous wreck by the end of today, truly.

Random fight of the day:
To me, WP has neck fat, just the same as he has blue eyes. It's part of who he is. I didn't realize we couldn't talk about it. It's not negative in my opinion just part of life.

And a disagreement goes from there. The Internet sure gets arguments started by the most odd topics at times. Then again, humans are odd creatures.

A meme:
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.

Google is cheating. Don't be a cheater.

If you get all of there, I'm impressed. Because there's quite a few Norwegian ones here.

1. Orda du gav meg var vinter og snø - Orda du ga meg, Odd Nordstoga. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tilly_stratford
2. Vague sound of rain pierces through my song again - Sorry, Maria Mena. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] avonassac
3. What's the immaterial substance that envelopes two
4. ég er kominn aftur
5. Poor old granddad - Ooh La La, Counting Crows. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lucia_tanaka
6. You know it ain't easy for these thoughts here to leave me - Sideways, Citizen Cope. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] avonassac
7. In your dreams, in your bed - Song for Catherine, K's Choice. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] glinda_penguin
8. Blackbird singing in the dead of night - Blackbird, The Beatles. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] denorios
9. Her skin is like velvet - Velvet, A-ha. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] seti_drd and [livejournal.com profile] ailanreanter
10. Down below a faded glow - Follow My Ruin, Røyksopp. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] falena84
11. I hope you're sitting comfortably
12. With a sigh you turn away - Arwen's Song, LotR soundtrack. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] denorios
13. One time to know that it's real
14. The saints are crippled on this sinners' night - Hard rock hallelujah, Lordi. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] avonassac
15. I will be with you when you lose your breath
16. Hey, your glass is empty - Good Enough, Sarah McLachlan. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] denorios
17. Now that she's back in the atmosphere - Drops of Jupiter, Train. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lotus79
18. Childhood living is easy to do - Wild Horses, Rolling Stones. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] maureenlycaon
19. Solå står i zenith og håve henge lågt - Bøn fra helvete, Kaizer's Orchestra. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] norwegianne
20. I believe the sun should never set upon an argument - Affirmation, Savage Garden. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lotus79
misscam: (Yay!)
Go Germany!

WIIIIIIIIIN! Dull game at times, but man, those shoot outs were tense and Lehmann for the win!

I feel a strange amount of love for the German team this time around. I never did before - must be the new football they're playing coupled with how cute Germans are refinding national pride.

Now, Italy or Ukraine in the next match are due for a crushing, yes? Geeeeeeermany! Do it for your Scandinavian cousins too.

ETA: Argentinian players, why are you hitting people on the pitch? That is so not on, and also FIFA will have something to say about that, oh yes.
misscam: (BBC Smart Than You)
I am almost being Dawn of The Office this week, doing a temp job in reception/desk. Haven´t spotted a Martin Freeman yet, but I´ll let you all know if I do. Mmmm, Martin Freeman. Have I mentioned I really do love The Office before? Because I really do. I missed it while it was all the rage, but I got it on DVD later on, and Love. Oh yes. I loveth BBC muchly for all the things they make me love.

I´m writing this on a Mac, which I haven´t used in ages, and it´s a bit odd getting used to again. But it is a shiny thing. I am playing with it because there´s not exactly much to do here at the moment - early in the morning and all the calls haven´t started coming yet. Sane people are probably still sleeping. I know I wish I was. (I was having the weirdest dream about YTDAW, walking a younger girl home because others were teasing her and my student loan. Most odd. Not sure it made much sense.)

So, football last night - France and Brazil through. Neither a shocker, but I felt sad for Ghana (they really did do well, just a shame they had to face Brazil this early on) and Spain (kicked out of a major tournament early on AGAIN). Spain just never quite gets there. Would´ve been nice for them to make it at least once, but there´s always next time around, eh Spain?

There´s two days without football now and I feel almost deprived. World Cup is damn addictive. I shall probably go into cravings the moment it ends. Or be insanely fed up by then. Never know. But I am hoping for a kickass finale. Germany - Brazil would be nice.

But anyway. I am at work with no access to IM, but plenty to LJ, so if anyone want to comment-chat with me, this be the place. Hey Saz.
misscam: (Fuck You Too)
Oh, fuck you, Italian team. This is what you did to Norway in 1998 as well and I still long for the day of vengeance. Grrrrr. (After the game, I got the following text message: "Italy is the shits. Mum and dad." I love my parents.) Poor Aussies.

A death gets announced by a troll?

Anon IP: 195.49.180.87, which tracks to here, which looks like a public computer of some kind in Dorset.

I wonder, I do. Oh yes, I wonder.

Mystery writer, oooh

People seem to think it's me. I do not confirm or deny, but I am bemused.

Haven't people learned by now what a terrible, terrible idea that is?

Step into my dungeon... )

And now, dinner before Switzerland - Ukraine. Whoever wins, I hope they'll kick Italy's team right out. Grrrrgrrr.
misscam: (WTF)
WTF, Portugal and Netherlands? Sixteen yellow cards? Four red, a new record? That's some nasty, nasty shit. Obviously made for high drama when watching, but good grief. None of you deserved to go through when playing like that.

But Portugal did. I hope England kicks their ass next round, even if England's been playing rather blah.

Sixteen. Good bloody grief.

Nothing in this World Cup surprises me anymore.
misscam: (Ten & Rose & the TARDIS)
So in World Cup happenings, Sweden's out, which is sad. But they didn't play well enough, and Germany deserved it, so I am not feeling bummed, really. Go Germany.

I was bummed Mexico lost to Argentina, though. Poor underdog that fought so well and Argentina that wasn't too impressive. Blah, bollocks. You better beat Argentina in the next match, Germany. I am counting on you.

Today, England - Ecuador and Netherlands - Portugal. I shall cheer for England - unless they play crap - and the best team in the other match. Fair's fair. Give me some lovely football, plz.

So, "Fear Her". Spoilers, if you haven't seen the episode or the following trailer ) Strange how fast season two has gone, really. We're already on the last two episode. Eeek. And then the long, long wait and vacation wank, as I like to call it.

CSI fandom is full at vacation wank, of course. )

And in today's meme: Give me a name, and I will predict what sort of companion that name would bring the Doctor. Will probably be high on crack and silly. If you use your own name, any consequences will be your own damn fault.
misscam: (Balls)
YES YES AUSTRALIA

God, that almost gave me a heartattack. Fuck. DONT DO THAT TO ME MY LOVELIESSSSS

Australia is through. And will meet Italy. Damn, I hope they crush the Italian team, which I loooooathe.

AWESOME AUSTRALIA I LOVE YOU

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