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[15 Sep 2009|04:22pm]
[ mood | calm ]

As I am now in Luxembourg, I have started a little blog. There's not much online yet, but I will try and keep posting about the country and my life at Luxembourg University. If you're interested, come and read!

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Yearbook pics! [31 Jul 2009|04:04pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Snagged from the_concept: hilarious fake yearbook pictures from

Crazy how the first one fits, isn't it?

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India: ban on homosexual acts overturned [02 Jul 2009|04:08pm]
[ mood | calm ]

Laws dating back to the British Raj that banned gay sex have been overturned in a landmark judgment in India's capital.

The 150-year-old section 377 of India's penal code, introduced when the British ruled the subcontinent, described homosexual intercourse as "carnal intercourse against the order of nature" and imposed a 10-year jail term for offenders.

Indias ban on gay sex overturned after 150 years.

Now homosexual acts are no longer punishable in India. Yay!

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help! [30 Jun 2009|12:31am]
[ mood | bouncy ]
[ music | none ]

I need YOU!

Yes, you. All of you! Tomorrow I have an exam on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. What do you say to that? I have the coolest exams. So, before I go in there and make a fool of myself for not knowing the difference between fanon and canon, ;) I'll ask you all for a bit of help.

The topic: LITERARY TECHNIQUES in Harry Potter - which ones did you recognize? What STYLE does JK write in? Any ideas are appreciated like mad! Interesting points, alliterations, canon inconsistencies, allegories - anything literary or just interesting that comes to your mind, really. It will all help me, so if you have a few minutes to spare, just jot down a few words for me, please :)

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Funny game [21 Jun 2009|06:37pm]
[ mood | calm ]
[ music | Electric Six ]

This is a funny little djinn, who guesses people you're thinking of. He really did guess Severus Snape, Chuck Norris and my sweetheart at the first try!

Interesting what you can find on the net when you're trying to avoid studying :)

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[09 Jun 2009|10:37pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]
[ music | none ]

I cringe in vicarious embarassement. How can you say that books have no merit - in any context?
The Governator is definitely not the best thing Austria has exported...

Read here why California doesn't need school books anymore - after all we've got computers!

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[04 Jun 2009|02:16pm]
[ mood | chipper ]
[ music | Total Eclipse of the Heart - literal version ]

I just received confirmation that I'll be going to the University of Luxembourg next semester!
I'm totally excited and hope I learn enough French before September, so I will understand what my professors talk about :)
Does anyone of you live in Luxembourg or around it?

In other news, I despair because of my Severus Big Bang fic.. I don't even have a proper beginning and I hate it already. I think I need a cheerleader...

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[02 Jun 2009|12:45pm]
[ mood | awake ]
[ music | none ]

I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

~*~Repost this in your journal if you believe homophobia is wrong.~*~

~*~Spread the love. ~*~

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[25 Apr 2009|11:58pm]
[ mood | chipper ]
[ music | Austria's got talent ]

Why did I leave the church community? Amongst other things, because I don't think the bible is the way to go. For example, look at this:

God vs. Satan

Yes, God is omnigracious...

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[08 Mar 2009|12:37am]
I want to share a lovely little vid with you - I don't think the cause needs to be advocated here, but it's beautiful to watch nevertheless. Check out this

Björn Borg Commercial

How could something so beautiful be wrong?
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[24 Dec 2008|03:16pm]
[ mood | awake ]

Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Pirate day everyone! :)

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Brits needed! [29 Nov 2008|11:14am]
[ mood | anxious ]

I'm in desperate need of a British person!

I'm currently helping to translate a psychological test battery into the English language.
Only some items are culture specific. I have the problem that I need to translate a bill, only the bills in Britain might look very different from those in Austria. Is there a nice, helpful person who would scan a typical bill for me, please? It would help me a lot!

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[27 Oct 2008|09:00pm]
[ mood | awake ]
[ music | Alle meine Entchen - Wise Guys ]

Anyone up to betaing a small Snarry fic a bit later? It's going to have a bit of sub!Snape, dom!Harry and will be rather explicit if the pornish plotpixies don't leave until I'm finished :)
Pretty please?

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[26 Oct 2008|04:15pm]
[ mood | chipper ]
[ music | P!nk ]

Ear is alright again, tomorrow I will visit my doctor to confirm health :) Yay!

Also I'm going to officially withdraw my membership from Church tomorrow. Can't pay taxes for an organisation whose ideals I don't agree with, can I? My parents are not very happy, but they don't try to stop me.

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Help! [24 Oct 2008|07:04am]
[ mood | anxious ]

I can't hear anything on my right ear! It developed during the past few days, first I thought, well, that's what you get for cleaning your ears with q-tips, wait a bit and then it'll go away. Right. It didn't. Now I'm wondering whether I could have hurt my eardrum - anybody of you got any experience with eardrum perforation? (I'm on the verge of freaking out and cancelling my weekend at home to look for a doctor)

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[24 Dec 2007|01:45pm]
Merry Christmas, everyone! :)
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[09 Dec 2007|03:07pm]
[ mood | calm ]
[ music | Wrapped around his finger - the Police ]

My story for Santa's Lap challenge is now on!
It's Snarry and about 4,000 words long.

Leave a review if you liked!

Fic: Point taken

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