misscam: (Me and Tyrande)
I was asked about pictures of my new tattoos, so I provide.

The cat on my shoulder.
The phoenix on my back.
Bonus non-tattoo: My cute little World of Warcraft plushie. (This is where I addit I have a love of plushies, I guess. Cute, soft and fluffy ones.)

Hey, hints of spring! Oh, finally. I'm all snowed out and ready for it to melt. Which will take ages, since we got so much. Might also cause flooding, depending how fast it melts. Eh well, that worry when we get to it.

March also means FlashForward will be back, and so will Norwegian football. Happy days. And a week and a half off for Easter. I already want it badly.

Finally, I made a video of my guild's kill of Yogg-Saron One Light. Embedded video under the cut.

How to kill a big brain almost all alone )
misscam: (Moomin)
... and I'm turning 30. Oh dear.

But thanks for all well wishes and LJ-gifts and so forth; I really appreciate it :) Thank you all! Have been kinda swamped in work, so haven't had time to think that much about me turing another decade. I'm sure now-I-should-be-all-adult angst will come.

Fittingly, I have several days off this coming week, so I'll have time to angst about it. And catch up on stuff and write fic(s) I owe and so forth. Yay, I suppose.

Not so yay was the fact that we had over a metre snowfall within two days. I stepped out to head for work on Friday and sank down in snow to above my knees. It kept snowing that whole day and all the shoveling has made my back seriously displeased. Had to go on the roof and shovel down some there as well, as the weight of it was getting a tad much.

Meanwhile, are you a fan of the Pants of the Norwegian curling team? I hope they win a gold, I do. Go Pants!

Now to eat cake. Mmm, cake.
misscam: (Are you there?)
I've been invaded by family, and thus have been mightily distracted. My brother and his girlfriend have come visit for a month from Holland. Didn't even tell me they were coming until they were here, very naughty.

They're also quite cute. Bro immediately nicked my Sims 3, proceeded to make a household with himself and gf and then had babies. Twins, as it turned out. He's been happily shairng how they're progressing. Heh. One of these days I will become an aunt, I suspect.

Also, there has been posting on [profile] bsg_remix and I might even have done more than one story. Humhum. You will see on the reveal. Some very interesting stories posted, covering a wide variety of characters and topics. Worth checking out. Also I am doing one more remix on a private basis, with a [personal profile] lotus79 story.

Meanwhile, this story out of Germany has just depressed me so much. A woman who happens to be a muslim gets harassed by guy, takes him to court over it. He stabs her eighteen times in the actual courtroom and when the police come storming in, they accidentally shoot her husband who is trying to help her because they think that is the attacker. So he's in critical condition and she was even pregnant when she was killed.

Seriously, Ireland? Seriously? Then you have this story, which... Yeah, the horrible things people do for money.

A meme I rather liked and nicked:
• Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.
• NO CAPTIONS! It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.
• They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.
• You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don't want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.


Pictures! )

And what's up with you all?
misscam: (Miss Cam)
Holy Niflheim, it just hailed. In the middle of a very loud thunderstorm. In the middle of summer.

Look! And the result after. Those were large. My cat totally freaked out and went and hid under the bed. Then it turned brilliant sunshine for a bit and now it's pouring rain again. Figures.

Meme knicked from the flist: Five Things I Did This Week I Suggest To You

1. Read Anthony Beever's D-Day. I'ved liked several of his previous books, and did this one as well. It manages to give accounts of people who experienced it while painting the bigger picture as well, and it actually gives some insight into Eurpean-US relations even today. History isn't just what happened, it's also why we are where we are. It also underlines how horrid war is and how all sides will do terrible things.

2. Wrote. Finished my remix, got a speedy beta (thanks [profile] lyricalviolet!) and can now feel in good conscience. Kept writing on my AU Daybreak with resurrection returned. It's nice to play around writh words.

A little preview )

3. Rediscovered polar bread. I used to eat it when I was young when my parents would drive in summer from southeastern Norway (where we lived) to northern Norway (where my father's parents lived) and then back again through Sweden. (It's actually faster, weird as it sounds.) Yum. Been eating loads of them this week.

4. Bought Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits for my iPod. Bruce will always be to me my mother, who loves him dearly and would play him in the living room so many evenings as I grew up. It's the sound of my childhood and teenage years and I was feeling nostalgic. Listening to things you associate with good things can be really uplifting, so heartily recommended.

5. Slept outside. One night it was warm enough, so I slept in a sleeping bag under a roof. Falling asleep with the sounds of birds and silence around really is something not quite like sleeping inside. I like it.

In other news:
- Iran election, why you should care.
- And to remind you why we got ways to go with gender equality still, to sell fruit-flavored alcoholic beverages, Bacardi launches an ad campaign at women with the message that all that women need to be more attractive is to find an more unattractive female friend to stand next to. Oh, gag me with a shot glas.
- A real Romeo and Juliet tragedy in India.
- Inspired by Obama's famed oneshot of a fly, ten fly-swatting techniques.
misscam: (Where's my booze?)
Every now and then, certain days just hate me. It's like misery by a dozen little things that go wrong.

Starting from the cat not letting me have more than a few hours sleep, to NSB doing their usual train eff-ups leaving me late for work and getting bitched at for it, to work shit that's not helped by one colleague having a death in the family and me getting a lot of her responsibilities while she takes time off, to my bike getting a flat tyre in the middle the hill up, to omnious signs a family issue is about to return, to trying to play World of Warcraft to unwind and dying six fucking times trying to get a boneguard commander killed, to watching a favourite TV show that turns out to this time have a really painfully unfunny rape joke which of course reminded me, to feeling shit about own fanfic writing and a failure for what I like in fandom. I fail, it seems.

Could I just erase Friday April 24th? Does anyone need it?

I hope tomorrow's a lot better. Maybe I'll find something that cheers me up. Help me? I hate being emo Viking.

Meanwhile in Doctor Who fandom, of course there's a growing Rose debate over at [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets, sparked by one of the secrets posted. Sigh. It never goes well. Haven't all been said in this dicussion a million times over, with lots of added unfunny and bonus bashing?

Meanwhile in Sweden, someone seems to have stolen a corpse of a baby. The father is Norwegian, so it's a bit of a major story here too. Um. Who steals the corpse of a baby? Poor parents, as if the loss wasn't bad enough initially, now they lose something to bury too.

Every now and then, the world is just not a great place. Which is why complaint choirs exist (for real!), I guess. Sing your woes? Funny idea, actually. Finnish people are kinda awesome.

*wanders to bed to end this stupid day*
misscam: (Tigh wtf)
The single mother of octuplets born in California last week is seeking $2m (£1.37m) from media interviews and commercial sponsorship to help pay the cost of raising the children. Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert after it emerged last week that she already had six children before giving birth on Monday. She now has 14 below the age of eight.

14? Fourteen?! She already had six kids and some fertility doctor implanted multiple embryos anyway? Of course, it must and should be a woman's own choice if she wants to have a baby or not, and I will stand on the barricades for that until I'm senile and with chronic leg pain. But in vitro fertilization is meant to be a last chance of people who have troubles conceiving, it's not babies-to-order. If you're 33 and already have six children, then in vitro has done its job for you and done it well. I just... I hope she gets some help with those kids.

In other news:
- Synagogue desecrated in Venezuela Oh FFS, not shit like this again. Look, I got serious issues with Israel and their conduct in Palestine too, but that some anti-Semetic (at times neo-Nazi) utter bull is trying to hijack that for their own fucked-up agenda? GET STUFFED.

- Norway's state investment fund continues to play it ethical and sold shares as well as blacklisted a top US and Canadian firm. I know not everyone always agrees with the choices for blacklisting, but as a part-owner of this fund, I am very happy it is not out just to make money, no concerns how. I like that we at least try to have some standards. Last year we blacklisted a mining firm over environmental concerns. And hey, we're apparently the biggest investor in Europe these days.

- A botched escape in New Zealand gets international fame. Why, you wonder? ...[A]pparently oblivious to the fact they are bound together by handcuffs, the fugitives run either side of the street lamp. I think you can see where that one is going.

- An airport customs officer in Liberia has been honoured by the West African country's president for refusing a bribe from a drug trafficker. Now, while it's sad that refusing a bribe is so uncommon you get an award for it, the fact that some do even when it's astronomical compared to what they earn is somewhat comforting.

[livejournal.com profile] jvgymnast tagged me. Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. (I think 25 is excessive, so I'll just tag 10.)

25 facts about me )

I tag: (at random) [livejournal.com profile] lotus79, [livejournal.com profile] elvea_aure, [livejournal.com profile] maramyanet, [livejournal.com profile] rhille, [livejournal.com profile] rivrea, [livejournal.com profile] falena84, [livejournal.com profile] velvet_midnight, [livejournal.com profile] nekare, [livejournal.com profile] kasuchi & [livejournal.com profile] zinke
misscam: (My home)
Pictures from a Saturday morning in Norway, as by various requests and pictures I just felt like taking. Might make a second post later in the week, because I ran out of batteries.

Pictures! Graphic-heavy, obviously. Bonus cat included. )
misscam: (Havers and Lynley)
Right. So, I've fallen a bit in love with the Inspector Lynley Mysteries, both in book and show. Am buying the books, but have run into issues with getting the show. There are five and a half series made, but sadly the five first series appears only to be out in region one. Yay Amazon. Fair enough, I got multizone player, I can deal. Then Amazon warns me that apparemtly some International customers have troubles with region 1 playing on multizone players. Anyone know anything about this? I don't want to blow 161 USD on something I can't watch. My multizone player has played other region 1 DVDs fine, so I'm wondering if it's an issue with new coding or what. (BBC could of course solve my worries by releasing the series in the UK since they bloody made it, but nooooo, they're still on season two release. I not patient.)

And now for the scandal that has engulfed Norway this week, and made me severely uncomfortable.

An English entry on it is here, but it doesn't really sum it up too well. I'll give it a shot.

A dumb lie, worries of racism and the fate of Norway's first non-white minister )

So. Norway will get a new minister, the Progress Party gets to rake the governing parties, Osmundsen is left overwhelmingly distrusted and I can't get rid of the nagging uncomfortability of it all.

It's a headache week all around.

A kind Australian, please help me! )

Now I need to put together a new lamp that is my first birthday present (it's next week) - sadly, the gifter didn't include helping me on that point.
misscam: (Dawn Is Ever Hope)
Happy 2008!

So, Christmas and the holidays.

In summary... )

And of course, punishment for all that time off is the pile of papers that waited for me at work today. Oi. To add to it, I get plot bunnies while working and not when I got time off, oh no. Hmpf brain.

And now, the meme that killed 2007:
Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2007 (not including memes of course). Post the first line(s)/sentence(s) of it in your journal, and that's your "Year in Review".

LJ in summary )

Fanfics in summary.

At least no WoW here )

Less than last year, but that's all World of Warcraft's fault. Ahem.

Life in 2007, a sort of summary:

Better than 2006.

So, what would you like to summarize 2007 as?

Uh oh

May. 27th, 2007 06:42 pm
misscam: (Miss Cam)
I has a Facebook

Which is only because Rob lured me in. Evil man.

But you can add me and stuff, if you're on there.

ETA: Please tell me if you're adding me, so I know who you are!
misscam: (My home)
- 18 Celcius. Brrr.

And the flagging is for tbe Norwegian King, who turns 70 today. Happy birthday, King! It's also the day I was born 27 years ago, so happy birthday, me!

I got a few gifts already. Saz sent me some Doctor Who with Two, which will be interesting to watch. Got a book on Italians from Elisa and got some cute figures from Jen. Thank you all :) I expect there shall be more gifts later today. I did get cake already. Mmm, cake.

So here's a meme for the occasion - what's the weirdest thing anyone has ever given you for your birthday?
misscam: (BBC Fangirl)
Been making its way around my flist, so... I meme. I modified it a bit to fit me, also.

(2 Points) My first name:
(1 Point) My last name:
(5 Points) Take a stab at my middle name:
(3 Points) Who was my first celeb-crush:
(2 Points) Where do I live:
(3 Points) What am I afraid of:
(2 Points) Do I smoke:
(3 Points) Do I drink:
(3 Points) How many siblings do I have:
(2 Points) Do I have children:
(2 Points) Do I get along with my parents:
(4 Points) What's one of my favorite things to do:
(2 Points) How many tattoos do I have:
(3 Points) What's my favorite type of music:
(4 Points) What's my favorite TV show:
(3 Points) What's my favorite animal:
(2 Points) What's my favorite color:
(3 Points) Name something I hate:
(4 Points) Name a talent I have:
(4 Points) What kind of shoes do I wear:
(4 Points) Do I have any pets:
(2 Points) Who am I dating right now:
(5 Points) What did I study in school/University:
(5 Points) What is the color of my room:
(4 Points) What are my political views:
(3 Points) What's my religion:
(5 Points on creativity) If I were stranded on a desert island, what would I bring:

I'll reply with your score once it's graded. Comments screened, stalkers' names edited in here to show off how much they know.

80-85 Points; Stalker Extraordinaire!
70-79 Points; Hard-Working Stalker: [livejournal.com profile] lotus79 (77)
40-69 Points; Decent Stalker: [livejournal.com profile] elvenpiratelady (45 points - I gave you half score on a few), [livejournal.com profile] falena84 (61), [livejournal.com profile] mystefaction (59), [livejournal.com profile] ligaras (62), [livejournal.com profile] _tallian_ (58) [livejournal.com profile] aervir (57), [livejournal.com profile] pulsarkat (62), [livejournal.com profile] siraj (48)
20-39 Points; Stalker-In-Training
00-19 Points; Crappy Stalker or New Stalker [livejournal.com profile] bullshitwarrior (19)

If anyone actually gets all of them, I will be VERY impressed.
misscam: (Shoe!porn)
Late night thoughts I still remembered when waking up:

- Why do I hate going to bed, but also hate getting out of it?
- 8-4 work does so not feel like me
- Why do I watch What A Girl Wants just for the Colin Firth?
- Fandom is like politics, only with less elections and more speeches, and is a prefect example of what happens when people do their own PR.
- Why does giving a guy oral sex have a rather slangy word, while giving a woman it a rather fancy Latin-style one?
- Is it really worth freezing a bit in the morning to sweat less going home in the afternoon?
- I hate having grudges and yet cling on to them with quite a lot of pettiness
- Why do I still hang on to CSI fandom, and why do I have more CSI fandom pals now than when I was actually active in it?
- Why do I read more badfic than goodfic?
- I really get insanely excited by programs on Discovery and National Geographic that explain how and why particular planes crashes. This is possibly disturbing.
- What makes me suddenly think a guy is the most delicious ever and continue to think that when upon first viewing I hardly noticed? (See 'David Tennant, ogling of')
- Why did Doctor Who fandom suddenly explode with fanmixes after the finale? Does emo bring out the music?
- Cam/Norway is an OTP and I'm not even ashamed of it. Shut up. My country is wee and cute and insignificant, with fjords. It needs my love.
- I will not get addicted to Grey's Anatomy. I will not get addicted to Grey's Anatomy. Also, I will remember Top Gear is on at six every day and will actually watch it. I will not watch news in Saami instead. I will definitely not watch Date My Mom.
- Why can't I win the lottory and just do what I like for the rest of my life?
- Why must there be a Monday?

Now, off to work. Fun fun.

But first, some aww
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: (Squee)
Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday dear meeeeee,
Happy birthday to me!

*sings terribly off-key*

And look, I already got birthday fic! (Doctor Who, of course) Thank you, my darling German. Much love across the borders.

Now, Norwegian Olympic team, what I want from you today is gold. That's the medal you get for coming first, you know? Gold. It'll make my birthday very good.

Also happy birthday to The King of Norway, who shares my birthday. Go us.
misscam: (You Live)
Last, year, I summed up 2004, and now it's time for 2005.

Fandom, Badfic, Shut-Ups, Awards and More! )

Anything I've forgotten?
misscam: (Dalek & Cam)
This is a major squee post. Oh yeah.

Cam finally gets herself trotting down to the post office. She finds lovely, lovely things.

First, great hugs to [livejournal.com profile] siraj, who sent me Sims2. I haven't played it too much yet, but so far I'm amused. I shall hunt for a Jack-Sim to pair [livejournal.com profile] siraj-Sim up with, oh yes.

Secondly, major love to [livejournal.com profile] highwindpav, who sent me Daleks. My three little Daleks now sit on my desk and glare menacingly at the computer, ready to exterminate Windows if need be.

Thirdly, suprised delight to [livejournal.com profile] maureenlycaon (if I didn't read the address wrong), who sent me Pop-Tarts and goodies and Maple Candy Pilgrims, the latter which I intend to save and horrify Norwegians with.

I adore you all, you wonderful people.

ETA: Icon! Icon! Deep affection for [livejournal.com profile] lotus79.

Pic-Spam! Daleks and Sims! )
misscam: (Reading Beats Life)
Measures of Time has part two up. That concludes the story - with room for a sequel ;) Time and Chips / Whofic / ff.net

[livejournal.com profile] lotus79 is already nagging me for a sequel, of course. Remind me to nag her for one when she's got time for fic writing.

Meanwhile, Cam is drooling over Morten Gamst Pedersen again, who her parents ran into on a plane from Amsterdam. Mmm-mmm. Hot men. Cam likes.

Oh, and because some newbies to my flist has asked - my tattoos. Tattoo one, two and three. Now you've seen. Stop nagging.

Australia claims to have foiled major terrorist attack

Prime Minister John Howard said the arrests vindicated the government's decision to rush through amendments to the anti-terror laws.

Howard, you're still giving me Emperor Palpatine vibes. Knock it off.

In other news:
France invokes curfew to halt riots
Violence exposes France's weaknesses
Moose chases joggers
US soldiers charged with abuse of detainees in Iraq
German holocaust denier on trial
misscam: (C/Wbehere by justapassenger_)
Eeek. Started yet another WIP, this time a CWR story done one request. Sorrow's Change, found here (CSI Forensics) or here (ff.net).

Am also fiddling with another request, a character death piece. Angst a'plenty. And I'm determined to finally use the word "dirge" in a title.

I forget who tagged me, but anyway...

Write 20 random facts about yourself then tag the same amount of people as minutes it takes you to write the facts.

Twenty random facts about Camilla )

That took me seven minutes, with googling for a pic of Ishavskatedralen. I tag at random:
[livejournal.com profile] undeadgoat, [livejournal.com profile] oblotr, [livejournal.com profile] miss_andromache, [livejournal.com profile] git_the_goddess, [livejournal.com profile] perdu_01, [livejournal.com profile] _tallian_ & [livejournal.com profile] tamaris

In the news:
Six-year-old found in charge of five younger children
Norway to help ID the dead after Katrina
UN report doesn't do the US any favours
Iraq wants Krekar
A little bit of Norway on Mars
misscam: (Default)
Update for those of you who know what's going on.

Got my lawyer this week. In Norway, anyone who has been a victim of violent crimes (hereunder rape) have a right to a supportive lawyer, bill footed by the state. Mine seems very nice. She'll be keeping in touch with the police in case there's any progress as well as help me in case of trial and with seeking compensation. I apparently have a right to that as well, regardless of whether they catch him or not.

I'm sleeping badly and I have pains now and then that I guess are simply my body's way of reacting to the current mess in my head. So much to figure out and no idea how to. It'll come, I'm sure. My anger's on the rise, I can tell, from my getting annoyed at people who IM me with all kinds of inane things, not to mention idiot sale people on the street. If I blow up at anyone, I apologise in advance.

I haven't fallen to pieces, at least and I suppose that is the main thing. There's always time for everything else.

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