misscam: (How hard can it be?)
Hey Aussies, did you know you had a state called Capricornia?

True fact, according to that stellar map The Dail Mail suppplied. Meanwhile, flooding in Queensland is still bad. I have great affection for Qld after living there, so sending all the anti-flooding vibes I can. Stay safe, Aussies.

So this is 2011, starting out much like 2010 ended. Meanwhile, here in Norway, a TV personality was attacked by a moose while walking his dog and suffered serious damages. Brain hemorrage and loss of vision in one eye to mention some. Okay, one should take care near adult moose especially if they have moose kids with them, but damn. Moose aren't usually that aggressive.

The BBC has made a list of 100 things we learned through 2010, which has many cool things.

I've been nominated in the 2010 Spock/Uhura awards for the one Star Trek story I wrote last year, and in two categories even. (Best One-Shot and Best Humor.) Can't complain about that.

I've also started my post-apocalypse story and decided to make it mainly a Merlin AU set in something akin to our time. I've also decided to sneak in other characters from everything to L&O:UK and Melrose Place.

How's the near year treating you?

(What the hell is going on in Torchwood fandom, anyway? Massive implosion or something?)
misscam: (What the fuck have you done)
You know, I've been in two minds about Wikileaks for a long time and still am. But regardless of how I feel about the site, some of this shit going down in regards to the rape charges the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, is facing is pissing me right off.

Behind a cut, as it might be triggery for some. Explicit details of the case is not discussed, but are mentioned in some links. A lot of displeasure with Michael Moore and Keith Olberman included )

So. Show me your integrity. Show me your willingness to actually do something progressive and not support rape culture. Show me you can listen, not just talk. Show me I can trust you to call out me if you felt I did wrong, and not give me a pass for being on the same side.

I sure as hell am not giving either of you that pass. I expect better of those I am inclined to agree with and support; that's why I am so inclided in the first place.

Live up to it. Show me your integrity.
misscam: (Norwegian for oh cock)
Cat is much better! After a visit to the vet, he's now eating again and acting far more energetic. It looks like he will be all right for now. Thanks for all the well wishes; they were much appreciated. Meanwhile, I've had an exhausting week and have another coming, which is reported might get as cold as -25C here. Oh fun.

I will also be sending out Christmas cards in the coming week, so last chance if you want one.

Here's a charmer: Cheerleader kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for her rapist. Not in some demonstrably non-cheer way either - she just didn't want to say his name. I don't even know what to say here that wouldn't be filled with a good deal of rage, so yeah.

Here's a penis and Berlusconi: Italian PM under fire for restoring a penis to a ancient Roman statue. But for next year he's suggesting cutting 40% of the fine arts funding in an austerity package - I guess no penis is too austere even for Berlu.

Here's something cool: A planet from another galaxy has been found in the Milky Way. The Milky Way has swallowed several minor galazies in its liferun, and one day it might merge with the Andromeda Galaxy. (Merging galaxies can look something like this and later this. Awesome, no?)

Here's a charmer II: An alleged rape victim in South Africa is charged with having underage sex. What is this I don't even.

Here's naked Norwegian men: Say, is that a fire hoze between your legs? More shirtless men here. They and many more are apparently available in a calender now on sale.

Fics I want time to write, damnit:
- The Ghost of King Past (Uther after death, haunting Camelot and observing the changes that happen).
- Season 3 AU with Morgana not evil, but struggling with her darker nature.
- Five Times Merlin Interrupted Gwen and Arthur (and One Time It Didn't Matter).
- A fic where Gwen saves Uther's arrogant ass and the two are forced to work together.
- Five Good Female Magic Users That Saved Camelot (and Told Off Uther)
- Merlin runs into the Doctor in a tavern; hijinks involving Daleks and dragons ensue.

Now I just gotta figure out which to do first. Right after I figure out where I stored my extra, extra warm clothes last spring. I think I might need them.
misscam: (Words words words)
Reasons why it's a bad idea to google yourself, #19 - coming across posts talking about shipping youin a RPF way (sorta) and feeling all weird. Can only blame myself though - curiosity is sometimes an impulse best resisted.

What's the weirdest you've found googling yourself?

In other fandom news, been a bit of a bruhaha in Doctor Who fandom over whether or not 'retarded' is okay to use in a fic title. Arguments over the original meaning of the word and all that, plus the author feeling specifically targetted (which does seem to allude to previous incidents).

Titles. Pick 'em carefully. (But man, titles are evil to find. I think the longest I've used to find one was six hours, which was longer than it took to write the fic!)

I am steadily writing more Merlin fic, as I've been infected by new fandom quite bad. It's always a bit strange to see what I actually really fall for, fandomwise. And what I like, but never get fannish about (which is the majority of stuff I watch or read, really). And because I am in a math mood, I started wondering if I could make a formula for my fandom attractions.

The closest I came was: Cute couple with potential for being Canon + interesting but flawed canon - annoyance over certain issues multiplied by desire to write fanfic for said fandom divided by fandom wankery.

... I need not to be making math tests right after I've written fanfic, probably.

Arthur/Gwen fanvid behind the cut )

Meanwhile, a bit of scandal has hit Norway - and it involves the US. Basically, it has been uncovered that the US were spying on Norwegians in Norway, using former police officers. This sort of surveillance could very well be illegal. The US claims it was cleared with Norwegian authorities, Norwegian authorities says no. The US has stopped the surveillance for now.

Yeeeaah. If the US has actually broken Norwegian law, I'm gonna be severely unimpressed. And yet, not really surprised because the US government has said sod it to International law in the past.

Don't forget to leave your address here if you want a Christmas card from Norway or is doing a gift exchange with me.
misscam: (Gwen)
I have finished more Merlin fic, which seems to seal it - yes, this is going to be my main fanfic fandom for a while. Also, with episodes like this coming (BBC episode description, so some spoilers), I am so very curious where the show is going. Nothing like shiny new fandoms to get inspiration going. (And somehow, I always find more to write about when the original material has some issues to address.)

Most of you probably heard about the furore over a Marie Claire blog and the massive outcry that has followed. I was quite revolted by the post too, but something else struck me as well - this is the power of the Internet. Online, it is not word-of-mouth, but word-and-links, and it can happen extremely fast. Even in fandom, posts can garner a huge reaction by links being passed on, and the poster can wake to an inbox filled with outrage.

Sometimes, it's a power for good. Sometimes, probably not.

A new prosperity index ranks Norway as most prosperous in the world. It was apparently launched to show that propserity is more than just money, as reported here. Apparently, 74% of Norwegians believe people can be trusted, the highest precentage in the world. (You can check out the details about Norway's score here.) Is that a sort of prosperity too? Perhaps. I am also impressed we scored highest of all on social capital, despite second lowest in the world on religious attendance. Which goes to show empathy, charity and social support isn't built on religion as some fanatics would have it; it's built on humanity.

Meanwhile, it is Thurday evening and rainy, and I'm half wishing winter would just come already and be done with it. I hate October. Surely I cannot be the only one who finds October the worst month of the year?
misscam: (Gwen/Arthur - love)
I'm curious flisters - what is the dealbreaker for you when it comes to fandom? What would make you not join or leave a fandom even if you love the show like piechocolate? Ships wars? Her versus slash fights? RPF tinhattery? Particular people? A particular kind of -ism in large supply?

Or do you have no definite ones, just mainly a "as long as the good outweighs the bad" approach?

(You don't have to give specific examples or anything! I am curious because I am wondering about poking into Merlin fandom some, but some stuff I've seen made me a bit hesitant.)

Also, what sort of danger would a Viking!vampire find himself in? Seriously, I can't think of anything workable. I'm half tempted to stick him in a cage above a lake of silver or some such really contrived, and just play with it. (And make jokes about Swedes while at it, of course.)

I made Arthur/Gwen vid, just because. Direct link.
Embedded behind the cut )

I make vids mainly because I like to make playlists of them on my computer and play them while I also play WoW. Possibly I am weird.

Meanwhile, Norway is having an actual possible conspiracy blow-up, which I never thought I'd see in our tiny little country. Basically, Arne Treholt was in the early 1980s convicted of being a spy. Now there has been claims that the evidence against him was planted and the case might be reopened. If it is, shit will hit the fan.

In other news:

- Controversial film about a Nazi propagada film is released in Germany.
- A Belgian woman is tried for murder by skydiving sabotage.
- Texas considers ban on school books that are "pro-Islam". (SAY WHAT THERE TEXAS?!)
- Ancient remains of a child are returned to the Torres Strait tribe.
- Cat was dyed pink as a prank; people not amused.
misscam: (Monday)
Things that make me grumpy today:

- Power went out yesterday and then didn't come back for over 10 hours. No electricity for that long is not fun.
- It's wet, cold and depressing outside. Also, it's almost October, the month I hate the most as it is - you guessed it! - wet, cold and depressing. Bite me, Norwegian weathergods.
- It's Monday. Mondays are evil.
- Racist fuckwit party the Sweden Democrats wins seats in the Swedish parliament for the first time. Ugh. (If you're British, think of this as Sweden's version of the BNP. It used to be called "Keep Sweden Swedish", which should tell you a fair bit about it. They also hate homosexuality and anything not within their defintion of normal, basically.)

Sometimes, I wonder if not talking about issues is what gives those hateful about it so much power, because they get to pretend they're brave bringing it up. Pro-tip, haters - it is never brave to pick the "blame someone different enough that we can make them look scary" option. That's more letting fear rule. Would hateful racist fuckwit party have gotten so many votes if someone else had talked about immigration in a more sensible and, you know, sane manner? (And not disguise racism as "concerns about immigration" and hijacking conversations a scoiety should be having. Immigration does mean a society has to consider certain things. Like how to make a multicultural society in practice, how to get enough intergration of immigrants that they can participate in society on their terms but still have their identity, how not to treat white as the norm, how to ensure education with language barriers, how to deal with racism and a whole lot of other stuff.)I wonder about that, because in Norway we have parties that aren't all that happy about immigration, but go nowhere near that level of racist fuckery. Do they soak some votes that would otherwise go to the far right? (The thought of something like Vigrid getting into Parliament in Norway makes me want to barf.) And is that just a good thing? Are more extremist parties likely to attract people speaking against them, which can be a good thing too?

Either way, Scandinavia is changing as the world is. We must learn to adapt, not hide behind the North Sea and hope the waves never reach us. They do. We are becoming multicultural, and immigration is only one part of that process of change.

Then again, words are easy and adapting to change isn't always. My life and circle of friends have started to change quite a bit, and I still have angsty Friday evenings with red wine about it all, even if I know change is probably good for me. Maybe Sweden is having some angst too.

I just wish they were drinking better alcohol, because that Sweden Democrats brew burns and give horrid hangovers.

(This all reminds me I should finish the series of posts on racism in Norway I have drafted. And the Sookie-saves-Eric's-Viking-ass fic and a report on work disturbances for 8th grade pupils and this stupid Excel combution and and and. Man, I wish I had a time-turner to get more stuff done.)
misscam: (Kittens!)
Anyone want to look after a Merlin fic for me? It's for the [profile] girlsavesboy ficathon and has bits of Gwen/Arthur in it. I'm mainly looking for someone to see if my dialogue and characterisation is all right (and spot typos and odd grammar), it being my first ever Merlin fic and all. I'm afraid it is close to 6000 words, but it's not due until October 1st. (I am also considering doing a second story, but I'm not sure which fandom.)

Anyone on my awesome flist in Merlin fandom and could give me a lay of the land? New fandoms are scary.

Ever wonder what 100 cats loose in IKEA would look like? If not, IKEA decided to find out anyway and the result is this ad. (And here is the making of.) Cats are all the rage, it seems.

Sometimes, the openess and freedom of the Internet is a good thing, and something that wouldn't otherwise come to people's attention can be spread on the Internet. Sometimes, it's a shit thing, like pictures of a sexual assault being spread and people refusing to take them down. Ugh.

Meanwhile, my brother is coming to visit next weekend, which is cool. Haven't seen him in over half a year. He has also joined the guild I recently applied and was accepted into (after my old one ended after I'd been in it for years, sniff) because he missed me. Kinda sweet, I think. His girlfriend joined too and we're all very excited for Cataclysm.

And work is busy and interesting and I'm making new friendships and it's good, I think?

I am mellow and it's weekend. How are you, awesome peoople?
misscam: (Really?)
I'm wet and it's raining insanely. Thanks, weathergods. I so enjoy biking home into a wall of water, crafted by a combination of strong wind and strong rain.

Of course, I was in a slightly annoyed mood from working too much and also working with a colleague who randomly declared her belief that crop circles were made by aliens using balls of energy in the middle of a discussion of what to teach kids at middle school.

Um, yeah. Probably not what you should teach the kids, being that there is zilch documented evidece for said belief and a lot of documentations for many of them being made by humans.

I am very happy with sign-ups at [profile] girlsavesboyfic though. Very, very happy. There is going to be so much awesome fic! I am still trying to decide what I should sign up with - I am half tempted to do a Gwen-saves-Arthur for Merlin, playing with tropes from Norwegian fairytales.

Meanwhile, here is a weird smushing of things I like: Jack Davenport is voicing a World of Warcraft machinima movie called Death Knight Love Story. (He's specifically voicing the Death Knight hero, as far as I can tell.)

That's a really weird collision of seperate interests of mine. Also Brain Blessed is voicing the Lich King. Oh my.

In the news:
- Australia has a hung Parliament.
- Arabic becomes compulsory in Israeli schools.
- An unusual one-man protest in Spain.
- Did the CIA feed a French town LSD?
- What it means to be a Muslim in the US today.
- The Norwegian oil fund excludes three new companies (two Israeli, one Malaysian after advice from the Council on Ethics.

Can anyone recommend something akin to YouTube for uploading and showing off videos?
misscam: (Alesha and James)
Still sorting out ficathon stuff - no worries, it will come to pass - just have that real life thing to balance too. Also, trying out new guild in WoW. Eek.

Speaking of WoW, if a player complains that the Maelstrom zone is not "epic" enough, what do you do? If you're Blizzard, you do this. Make it home to Epicus Maximus , a level 90 elite shark, who is being ridden by an elite rare devilsaur named riding a rocket and manning (dinosauring?) a laser beam, being ridden by an undead mage playing guitar named . You can see it captured here on YouTube.

I want that shark as a mount. Also I want Cataclysm, NOW.

In the news:

Venice gets its first female gondolier. Yeah, that took a while.

A bear cub with its head stuck in a jar is freed. Aww.

Obama backs plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero. (More about the controversy here.) Which I agree with, for several reasons. One, Islam ≠ Al-Qaeda. Anyone who claims differently, I'd say Fred Phelps and ilk (or similar hateful shits from the religion in question) then represents them. Two, if freedom is supposed to be some US bragging right, it must actually be freedom for people of different faiths too. Not just freedom for people you agree with - that's not freedom at all. Three, it's not actually on Ground Zero itself and dubbing it "Ground Zero mosque" is trying to make it sound more controversial and drum up an instinctively emotional response.

Meanwhile in Norway, I was charmed by the idiot logic in this story, where two boys in their twenties were wanting munchies during the middle of the night. Sadly, they both were too drunk to drive and knew so. Therefore, they decided to drive the lawnmower to the local night-open petrol station. Of course, the police had by then gotten reports of drunk driving on a lawnmower and was there to pick them up. Seriously, if you're too drunk to drive by own admittance, why would a lawnmower suddenly make you sober?

the that's my favorite! meme

And are you all ready for a new autumn/spring?
misscam: (Oh-kay)
Sarah Palin on what she would do to solve the oil spill crisis: (from about 5 minutes in)

What the federal government should have done is accept the assistance of foreign countries. [...] The Dutch, they are known - and the Norwegian - they are known for dikes and cleaning up water and for dealing with spills. They offered to help, and yet no they too with the proverbial can't even get a phone call back.

Oh, we're known, are we?

In light of this, I am now launching Rent-A-Norwegian. That's right, just a phone call away is your water-cleaning, spill-dealing and dike-known Norwegian, ready to solve your crisis! Distance, unfamiliar environment and not-exactly applicaple skills are no hinderance! Rent-A-Norwegian is your magical soundbyte fix-it! Additional extras are available upon enquiry and at additional cost.

Rent-A-Norwegian today! Accept no subsitute - except the Dutch!

Incidentally, Norwegian scientists are helping out, Norway is one of many countries BP is getting technical assistance from and also equipment. So, you know.

(The oil spill has also made Norway consider how to approach future oil exploration. I grew up in the North and just the thought of oil spills up there makes me shiver. Ugh.)

Meanwhile, what is this bullshit that Criminal Minds is going to drop two of its main female characters?
misscam: (Jack - sitting)
I can has new LJ headers! Made by the very lovely [profile] distaff_exile. They are a Norway one, a TARDIS one, a FlashForward one and a coming WoW one. But now I gotta figure out a layout or stylesheet to fit them all so I can easily alternate.

We bring you today's Hooooooooooly Overreaction, Fandom Batman!: In which authors of a Stargate AU open up for people to write stories based on the central family - and then literally says 'fuck you' to someone with a darker take on it. And everyone who complimented said dark take ficlet. And also the ficlet is slurring all those serving in the military and vomiting poison and hurting an ideal.

... Yeah. Man, that's a lot of fuck you and rage. Wow. I get being attached to your fanfic and all, but whut. That's just maybe a little bit too fucking far.

Viking paradise, a British reporter calls Norway and goes on to caution against too-simple explanations of why Norway does well, and thus how others (like the UK) can as well.

Then of course everyone tries to explain or explain away Norway in the comments anyway. Especially people who've been here once and thus are experts, of course.

It's actually hard to understand a country, I think. Because a country is its people and people vary and are complicated and contrary. I've been trying to understand Italy of late, and the US before that and Australia when I lived there and I always end up at least a little confused. So Norway is Norwegians and we're a peculiar lot, yes.

But with very nice weather this weekend that was. I even got a bit of colour and now look slightly less like a Scandinavian ghost now as well. And today is 100 years since women got the right to vote in Norway - local and regional elections first, then national ones a few years later. Maybe take a moment to remember that in some countries, women can't even do this most elementary democratic act.

I hope the future will change that.

In other news:

- Portugal has its first gay marriage. Go Portugal.

- Nordic bank Nordea sells shares in BP, citing a lack of transperency over the oil spill. That's actually my bank, heh. Well, well.

- Porn actor falls off cliff following a stand-off with the police. He was accused of attacking colleagues with a samurai sword, which was apparently used as a prop. For porn, I assume. Yeah, I don't know
misscam: (Lloyd and Olivia - future happened)
Yeah, I wanna change LJ layout header(s) again. (I want 3-4 different headers so I can alternate using them.) Which means I am once again looking to aquire someone to do the graphics/layout for me, and possibly a bit of icon work. Willing to pay you via PayPal or whatever else you might prefer. Hit me up in comments if you're interested.

There is a movie called Dancing Ninja starring David Hasselhoff coming out. No, really! How scary is that?

There's a make-a-wish fanfic meme going around. Anyone of you have a wish I could possibly fulfill?

In other news:

- Eyewitnesses question Israel's account of the raid on the convoy. Meanwhile, Israeli Defence Force dude says "we could have done that better". YOU DON'T SAY.

- Roadsign end up saying "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated" in Welsh. Much, much amusement is had.

- The Best Party wins local elections in Iceland, promising (among other things) free towels at swimming pools and a new polar bear for the city zoo. As you do.

- How cool does that hotel look? It's in Holland, of course.
misscam: (Norway in May)

Happy birthday, Norway!

Gratulerer med dagen, fellow Norwegians!

The rest of you, have a very pleasant May 17th, regardless of where you are :)

Also, you might enjoy this amuing YouTube video explaining Norwegians. And yes, that accent is totally overdone.
misscam: (Lloyd and Olivia - it should)
Thanks to all who sent cute kitty e-mails, supportive comments, caring PMs and all sorts of things the last few days. You're lovely and amazing people and I adore you. So there.

Alas, the universe tends to go with a 'when it rains, it pours' and Wednesday evening I got a rather panicked call from a colleague who had run into a sticky situation. As it was within an area I know, she asked for help and I spent Thursday helping out with damage control, and also cursing at Ibsen a lot. (Don't ask.) And then there was a few others things I won't bore you with, but bleh. All in all, the universe can get a bit stuffed at the moment.

In other news, the UK has gotten its first coalition government in a long time and the BBC has nicknamed it 'The Dave and Nick show' and also have posted manips like this. BBC, enabling political slashing, y/n?

It will be interesting to see how it works. Politics, where your enemy one week is your partner in bed next. Or something like that.

On a (possibly) more cheerful note, I decided to make a pic!spam of snogging. Because I am shallow. Below the cut are ten fictional-character-snogs. These don't excatly represnt my favourites of all time, but a selection from what I currently have on my PC. (I have a kissing kink, I think. Maybe.)

Cut for face-sucking action )

Post a choice or two of your own in comments, maybe? Het, slash, cross-species, it's all good. (I tend to gravitate towards het, but that's just me. We all have our particular tastes.)
misscam: (Oh-kay)
In which we learn that jacking off on someone's face while they sleep is a-okay! and Cam learns she shouldn't read links when she's in a good mood.

Good mood caused by:
- Awesome May weather.
- Last night's FlashForward, in which Spoilers! ) That latter part, I can really believe.
- I (and five others) won a contest on Facebook arranged by Norwegian TV2 and I appropriately am getting a FlashForward t-shirt from them. Hah.
- Upcoming weekend.
- Lunch with dad, to many discussions of politics and the UK and the Magna Carta. Our conclusion was that the UK system was a fair bit bonkers. Then we had ice cream.
- Have had many amusing conversations about the UK election on Twitter.
- Have apple cake.
- Tromsø is still head of the football league. Ahahaha.

In which we further learn that LJ posts is the new plagiarism hip. Seriously, what the hell is even the point of that?

(Also, that Diana Gabaldon thing? 'Fanfic is dirty porn which my books aren't at all having, no-ope!' Oh-kay then!)

LJ is apparently buggering my comment notifications somewhat. Apologies if I fail to reply to something!

1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

Questions and answers )

In which we finally learn people can also be awesome. Just to end on a sort of good note.
misscam: (Oh noes!)
So, two Norwegian girls have been sentenced to 13 years in jail for drug smuggling, while a Bolivian/Norwegian man got 20 years.

This story has gotten a lot of attention in Norway, also because a third girl was charged, but managed to flee Bolivia and came back to Norway. And because one girl had a two-year old child with her (Norwegian authorities came to take the child out of jail and to relatives in Norway) and another is now pregnant.

And I'm sorry, but my sympathy for them can only go so far. Okay, they are young and I feel bad for the children and families involved too. But they were caught with 22.4 kg of cocaine and that's a bloody serious crime. That's a lot of dangerous drugs. Now, I'm not opposed to them serving the time in Norway as such, but the time is theirs to serve. I sure hope the third girl is charged as well, because Norway is not a get out of jail free card.

/end rant

I am glad Congo overturned a death sentence for two Norwegians, but mostly because I am strongly opposed to the death penalty in all cases. The case was also rather absurd, with claims Norway had sent these two men to spy (!!) and other fun things. (That doesn't mean the guys didn't do the murder. They could very well had. The trial was just very absurd.)

Possibly unpopular TV opinions I hold - or possibly somewhat popular ones:

Some show specific, some general )

You may vehemently disagree or agree.
misscam: (Lloyd - ragged)
This week is going to be murder on me, I know already. But after this major project is done at work, I can get a bit time off and that shall be sweet indeed. Would be nice to have time for fannish activities and all that jazz.

In other news:
Europe is still suffering effects of Iceland's volcano.

But here in Norway, air space has opened again for now. So dear Iceland, don't you let Katla blow now as well and make it even worse, mmkay?

How heartbreaking is this story?

And that is just one reason I am proud my little country made marriage gender neutral. Because two men who loved each other for that long deserves other people honouring their commitment too, dammit.

Bolivians want the world to compensate them for melting glaciers.

Which does create the interesting question - if you cause harm far away indirectly, should you, and if so how, be held to account? Not to mention, many people would argue the harm is more nature's fault than humanity's, but that debate is still ongoing.

To finish on a cheerier note, a meme I nicked from my flist: Pick 15 of your ships and write down a quote for each of them. Let your flist guess. Looking them up on IMDb or Google is cheating.

Quotes, quotes, quotes )
misscam: (Norwegian for oh cock)
The volcano erupting in Iceland has closed all air traffic above Norway and we still don't know for how long. (It's affecting the UK too.) Check out the massive bile of ash drifting in over Norway and you'll get why.

Video from the still ongoing eruption. Map of where the ash is heading.

Yeah. Norway's definitely going to stay blanketed by ash through the day, and if the eruption continues, tomorrow too. (Thanks to the wind.) For now the ash is high up, but downpour could cause it to come down with. It will probably be so deluded it won't be hazardous, though.

The trains are getting huge increasing in traffic and can't quite cope with the demand. This on the day we might be a bus strike, too. 120,000 Norwegians are hampered by this, and quite seriously, air ambulances are also grounded. In worst case scenario, this could last weeks.

*eyes volcano very sternly*
misscam: (Eleven and Amy)
Playing around with video editing and learning the ropes, and thus I made a Doctor Who fanvid and a FlashForward one.

Eleven and Amy: The Sky Is BIgger )

Direct link.

Lloyd/Olivia: Never Easy )

Direct link.

It's actually fun to fiddle around with, inbetween watching football, waiting for fic back from beta (the crossover of doom) and trying not to worry too much about work stuff. (ARGH.)

Speaking of fannish stuff, any good Doctor and Amy comms to join yet, or Eleven-centric comms? I should join the present. (And half tempted to make a FF one for Lloyd and Olivia, but I'd be pretty alone there, I suspect.)

It's always a bit weird to adjust to new Doctor, but it's getting a bit weird to watch old episodes now too, since Matt Smith is starting to feel like the Doctor to me. This is like from Nine to Ten all over again, only with no common companion.

In other news, the ongoing Vatican woes over child abuse and pedophile priests now has a case in Norway too with a former bishop admiting to sexual abuse - and the Norwegian Catholic church keeping it silent for over a year.

To say I am unimpressed would be leaving out all the fairly ugly curse words I used about the Catholic church. Way to put your members in a shit situation of feeling tainted by this by association too, Vatican.

Meanwhile, it is finally proper sping in Norway, which my cat decided to enjoy by camping in a suitcase. (Also here and here.) As you do.

Football beckons!


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