evalangui: (reality is overrated)
Day one: a song
Day two: a picture
Day three: a book / ebook / fanfic
Day four: a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

English Fact of the Day: The creative writing thing was made of fail. It was by no means a class or a seminar but the teacher felt he had to earn his keep anyway, which he took to mean he had to be the only one to comment at length on people's work. And people, were 35 to 80 something women and one man, I felt very out of place, to say the least and felt that it was more like a support group than a place where one gets constructive criticism (I didn't feel comfortable pointing out the inconsistencies I saw because it didn't seem to be the point of the class.) Anyway, it's the first paid thing I go to and it sucks but I think it was my mistake, really, coz it is called "Writing For Pleasure", I just didn't imagine the teacher would say that literary analysis drained inspiration! WTF. I think an actual class (I feel like my brain is jumpy because I haven't given it enough to process) will work much better, no matter the subject.
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Day one: a song
Day two: a picture
Day three: a book / ebook / fanfic
Day four: a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

English Fact of the Day: Tomorrow evening I'm goint to a creative writing seminar :D There'll be a class each week, I haven't been writing much fiction, lately, can't quite make any characters como alive for me, it's been happening for a while, really. Mostly I think it's due to the fanfic and to that time in 2005 when I decided to write a super humongous novel using Harry and Draco as inspiration for the main characters and, further more, created a super complex world and culture to go with them (Darcia & Yuruan), this was obviously cheating (because it wasn't fanfic) because of course I knew Harry and Draco as well as myself and could predict what Darcia and Yuruan would feel and do (I only had to check with the character right behind them!) and although they were identical they shared a personality and quite a few very relevant circumstances (orphanhood, magic, money, a magic school!). I was young, whatever, but I'm kind of afraid to get in that deep again, I think, because it was way more than I could handle (and the plot didn't work because I had been character and world-builiding) so that's why I have kind of abandoned the biracial gay with kidfic story (I think I might need to transplant a personality into the main character if I ever want to get it done, he's the dullest Hufflepuff ever or maybe I need to learn something about race so I can write about it as something other than "a fundamental difference", but I very much doubt all the literature in the world could make me really understand enough to feel comfortable talking about it). Then, in the last two stories I finished (Bella Despierta & Lovers but not in Love) the characters felt kind of flat, even though I started writing LbniL in 2007 and so I know Didac and Ganymides quite well, with Bella Despierta I suppose it's more natural since it's a fairytale retelling and the point of the story was being funny and satyrical. Anyway, I think the seminar is a good idea.
evalangui: (perversion no es lo que tengo)
Day one: a song
Day two: a picture
Day three: a book / ebook / fanfic
Day four: a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

Funny English Fact of the Day: Actually, no. But I booked a flight to Barcelona for the 20th of December. Not sure how amusing that'll turn out since my family's sanity rates are inversely proportional to the distance I reside from them but I'm guessing visiting will be way easier than living with them.
evalangui: (perversion no es lo que tengo)
Day one: a song
Day two: a picture
Day three: a book/ebook/fanfic
Day four: a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

Funny English Fact of the Day: How I’m not a blond because blondes have to have yellow hair. This is extremely amusing after Irati insisting I would fit perfectly in English society with my skin tone and colouring XD. Not to mention Almut, my German friend from uni, who had white-blonde hair herself (which, even though it’s not yellow it’s blond) and also insisted she had thought I was English.
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Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

 

 

[1] Hallucinating Foucault (/La locura de Foucault) by Patricia Duncker

 

[2] Matilda by Roald Dahl

 

[3] Otroso de Graciela Montes (1994)

 

[4] Otto and The Flying Twins (/Otto y el misterio de los Karmidé) by Charlotte Hattie

 

[5] The Golden Compass & The Subtle Knife (/La brujula dorada & La Daga)by Phillip Pullman

 

[6] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (/Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate) by Roald Dahl

 

[7] Caídos del Mapa de María Ines Falconí

 

[8] A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

[9] Reply (/Volver a Empezar

) by Ken Grimwood

 

[10] Algún día, cuando pueda llevarte a Varsovia de Lorenzo Silva

 

[11] Salir de fase de José Antonio Cotrina

 

[12] Flowers for Algernon (/Flores para Algernon) by Daniel Keyes

[13] Companions of the Night

by Vivian Vande Velde

 

[14] Bridge to Terabithia (Puente a Terabithia) by Katherine Paterson

 

[15] El pequeño vampiro (/The Little Vampire) de Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

 

I cheated a bit <.<

Edit: Have you noticed how poverty is never dealt in all its uglyness in fandom? As in, sometimes people are short on money, even very short on money but they deal with it fairly well, they deal with it together, the unhappiness and tension poverty or even being short on money causes in RL, books and movies is something that fandom seems to gloss over so easily. Something characters rarely worry and fret about. Or is just my reading habits? I haven't even seen it as a subtopic very often. One character being poor and rescued (like in Pir8fancier's "On One's Knees" doesn't really count, how's that going to cause friction other than because the poor person doesn't want to be rescued? And in those cases they always end up letting themselves be rescued out of desperation and lack of options(which doesn't let itself to equality but I like anyway). But what about cases where even that isn't an option? What happens when there's no prince charming to come to the rescue and spoon feed you and magically pretty-woman up all your life? Don't get me wrong, I love those stories (they are the best hurt/comfort because they don't rely on a real weakness of one of the characters but on a circunstancial one) but they don't portrait what most people of very limited means go through, and even the stories where both (or more) characters are poor are somehow prettified and no tension is created through the fact that they have to choose what each of them can have very carefully and it's hard to be fair when even basic needs sometimes cannot be covered. I think in RL people fight about this stuff, or it's it there where I'm actually mistaken?

 

evalangui: (Karma)

1 - Me fascinan partes absurdas del cuerpo: las clavículas, la curva de la columna, la de la cintura, los huesos que sobresalen en la cadera y, por último, esa parte delicada y vulnerable debajo del ombligo.

2 - Aunque soy una académica terrible y me cuesta horrores leer no ficción a pesar de lo mucho que me fascinan ciertos temas, me encanta encontrar personajes académicos en la ficción. En la ficción entiendo la física y me encantan las matemáticas, sé de qué habla Lacan e incluso *me interesa* (no sé cual es más increíble). En la vida real *sueno* académica y analizo todas las pautas del lenguaje y del comportamiento de todo el mundo pero si alguien no me lo explica no puedo concentrarme ni en la teoría más interesante, después de cuatro años de universidad y 16 escolarizada todavía no estoy segura de si es problema mío o es que muchos académicos cada vez se van más por las ramas y se complican más sin motivo.

No hay NADA más atractivo que la inteligencia... )

 

Ana, espero que aprecies la randominity porque esto es *demasiado* largo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cloi me tagueo para que hiciera un meme… 8 habitos/hechos (y en el original 8 personas también pero yo soy original y me lo salto.)
Beyond that... I'm indescribably busy with exams and pre-exams and trying to make timetables that don't really work in the RW,  where there things as dishes and grocery shoppings.(Now I understand why Hermione always insists to start with two months to go at the very least! v.v)

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