ava-Prisca

Picture Meme

From addie71
I'm asking those who love the outdoors to post a picture on your page. A picture that YOU took. Just a pic. No description. The goal is to regain peace and harmony without negativity. Please copy the text, put a picture on YOUR page, and let's look at these beautiful pictures.

ava - terrible life

Snowflake Challenge: Day 9

Challenge #9
In your own space, brag about yourself. Tell us what things you've done that you're proud of; the things that make you the wonderful person you are.


This one is a bit tricky. But to make a long story short:

1. I'm proud of reaching my [community profile] getyourwordsout Habit goal last year (120 days of writing; I did write about 170 days) though there were lots of months with almost no word written.

2. I am proud of finishing the 1oo Fandom Table for [community profile] 100fandomicons, especially because I am just a beginner when it comes to making icons. But it was so much fun, that I have already started with the 2021 table.
ava january

Snowflake Challenge: Day 8

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Challenge #8
In your own space, create a wishlist.


I will try not to be too boring.

1. Of course, I am always happy to find new stuff (fic, art, icons) for 'The Faculty' or 'Jeremiah (TV)', but I know, these fandoms are not of great interest anymore for most people.

What I would love, love, love to get are some animated icons = Casey&Zeke (Faculty) and Kurdy/Mr. Smith (Jeremiah)

:::

2. New fandom: The Queen's Gambit
3. New fandom: Tiny Little Things

Do you have created art for these TV series, or do you know someone who has written a story? Links would be great, thank you. I would also love to get some icons.

:::

4. Do you know any fanwork (fic, icon, art) about the opera The Magic Flute? Link, please, I need to check this out.

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5. Feedback
I'm not asking for feedback for my own stories and icons (though, of course, I love to get some ;) ) It's more a reminder, also to myself, to leave a (short) comment whenever you come across a fic or an artwork you love. It only takes a minute, and it can mean so much to the creator.
ava january

Audio Book Bingo 1 / 2021

I've seen some people on my F-list doing a Book Bingo every year and I thought it might be fun to create a similar card for audiobooks.

After making a list with about 30 prompts I created a small card randomly by a bingo generator. I am curious how long it will take to complete it (or if I give up without finishing it).


Audio Book Bingo Card 1 / 2021
crime/mystery longer than 12 hours romance
fantasy a book you've already heard a book by your favorite narrator
TV/movie tie in color in the title a book by a new narrator


Books I plan to listen to (subject to modifications)

1. Crime
Purity In Death: Eve Dallas 15 by J.D.Robb

2. Longer than 12 hours
The Hanging Girl: Department Q 6 by Jussi Adler Olsen (15 hours)

3. Romance
Als ich dich traf (Irish Feelings) by Emma Wagner

4. Fantasy
The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

5. A book you've already listened to
Good Omens. The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

6. A book by your favorite narrator
TBA

7. TV/Movie tie in
Mortal Engines 1 by Philip Reeve

8. Color in the Title
Blue Blue Eyes (Lost Souls Ltd. 1) by Alice Gabathuler

9. A book by a new narrator
Die Gestrandeten (Anno Initium 1) by Dinko Skopljak (Narrator: Uve Teschner)
ava january

Snowflake Challenge: Day 7

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Challenge #7
In your own space, create your own challenge.


I had to think about this for a while; some challenges crossed my mind, but they were not very new and not very exciting. More like the stuff I already do for years.

Not that there is anything wrong with it. But I wanted to try something I had never done before.

Finally, I got it! Maybe you've already seen people doing a yearly book bingo challenge. All you have to do is to read books for given prompts.

I've decided to do a similar challenge for audiobooks this year. Because I love to listen to audiobooks but use to do it much too rarely. I've thought about 30 prompts and created (randomly, by a bingo generator) this card - only a small one for the beginning.


Audio Book Bingo Card 1 / 2021
crime/mystery longer than 12 hours romance
fantasy a book you've already heard a book by your favorite narrator
TV tie in color in the title a book by a new narrator


If you want to join me, you're welcome. You can use my card. If desired, I could also create an individual one for you. Or you make your own one.
M-HdR-sam sw

Snowflake Challenge: Day 5

Time for catching up.

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Challenge #5
In your own space, promote a canon/talk about a part of canon that you love.


This year I have decided on

Lord of the Rings
I remember that I tried to read the books when I was about 16/17 years old... and I failed miserably.

Some years later, Peter Jackson's movies resounded to the lands, and it was impossible to escape them. I watched a trailer more accidentally (Gandalf and the Balrog at Khazad-dûm), and I knew I had to watch the movie.

I was intrigued from the very first moment. The Shire, the music, the Hobbits. Sam. I admit, I like Frodo, but my heart always belonged to Sam. The way Peter Jackson brought Middle-earth to life. It was the beginning of a great journey.

I finally read the books - and nowadays, I am glad I watched the movies first because I could enjoy them without thinking about the changes PJ made. It doesn't mean that I don't have learned to love the books, too; some parts are better than the movies. Sam in the ork-tower, god, it always breaks my heart to read these chapters.

I started to visit internet forums; usually, I am a shy person who doesn't like to interact with strangers, but suddenly it was easy to overstep my lines because we all shared one big love. I started to visit small gatherings with fans at first, later my first Ring Con in Bonn. I made new friends; I met some of the actors; I even got the chance for a photo with Sean Astin (which I hate, because I look like a dork, but I would never ever want to miss the memory **grins**).

All this is about twenty years ago, and even if the fandom faded away over the years, Lord of the Rings is still a part of my life. I re-watch the movies, I listen to the music, I re-read the book. And for now, I am curious where the journey will go when the new Amazon series come out.
ava january

Snowflake Challenge: Day 4

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Challenge #4
In your own space, create some goals.


Writing goals:
I've signed up to [community profile] inkingitout (75K) and[community profile] getyourwordsout (240 days) again and hope to finish both goals this year. But we will see where the roads will take me.

To reach these goals, I should write at least 5 days a week, with an average of 205 words a day (when I'm writing every day). This means that I finally need to find back to a more or less regular writing habit. I hope to continue as I've started, but so much can happen and throw me off the track.

But that's okay. More important is never to forget that writing should be fun, not stressful. Because of that, I will mostly stay at drabbles and short flash ficlets, though I am still thinking about it finally to write a longer AU SF fic, which is in my mind for so long already. Who knows, maybe 2021 is the year to start with it?

Community goals:
I'll make a fresh start with my own writing communities (I already did with Write short and sweet (better known as [community profile] one_sentence_only). [community profile] picture_prompt_fun will follow soon. The interest is not great, which I can totally understand; there are so many writing challenges and communities out there and it's impossible to be active in all of them. But I still refuse to give them up. In the worst case, at least I will have fun with my own prompts = more words for my writing goals. ;)

Icon goals:
I did sign up again at [community profile] 100fandomicons, and I hope to finish the table again. Making icons is a nice change from writing, even if I'm far from being perfect.
ava january

Snowflake Challenge 3

Challenge #3: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

In your own space, tell us who, from one of your fandoms, would you most want to have dinner with (or tea, or a random afternoon visit), And why? This could be a creator, an actor, a costumer, a set designer, a director, a character, a composer, anybody! What would you talk about? What are you dying to know?


Hmmm. Sean Astin came into my mind at first, then Viggo Mortensen or maybe Tom Ellis?

But then ... boom ... the answer is so easy. Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett. Josh, because I think, he's hot, and Elijah because of his amazing blue eyes. Besides that, both of them are really interesting characters and have done some not so popular, but even more interesting movies. Would be fun to chat with them about their work and their future plans.

Speaking of future plans: I would try all to convince them, that a sequel to "The Faculty" is long overdue. After all the years Casey and Zeke are meeting again in Herrington. They have to fight another alien invasion, or, to keep up with the times, maybe there are zombies overrunning the town?

Whatever, of course, at the end of the movie they will save the world once again. And, most important, they are finally ready to admit that they had never stopped thinking of each other. Casey will leave Delilah behind and finally they are living happily together until the end of time. And everything is like it should be!

**Grins** Would be fun to find out what Josh and Elijah are thinking about this idea, don't you think so?
ava - PriscaWeihnachten

Merry Christmas

I want to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates and a wonderful day to everyone else. This year is difficult for all of us and also Christmas time is different from any other year before. But maybe we should try to let loose and enjoy some peaceful hours, alone, or with only close family around, remembering the small things we still have. Music, books, movies, sun rays playing on the snow, or your favorite Christmas meal. Whatever helps to make you feel better, just enjoy it.



Let us keep Christmas,
holding it close to our hearts
for its meaning never ends
and its spirit is the warmth and joy
of remembering friends.

Love you all