( From alex_beecroft )
( From aelle_irene )
Also, look: someone wrote me a yuletide story. A Promise Made is a Promise Kept. I asked for Norse Mythology - Loki playing with the recently created humans and got this sweet little story about Loki saving a peasant boy from trolls. It kind of reminds me of an old Faroese ballad, Loka Táttur, where Loki also gets to save a peasant boy, although the plot is completely different. Still, it's nice to see a story where Loki isn't stuck playing the villain, unlike far too many tales I could mention. Even if I suspect it didn't go through a beta... nevermind.
Now I just hope my recipient likes the story I wrote. *fingers crossed*
Oh yeah, and I caught a Christmas egg. It kind of looks like a piece of candy, doesn't it? :-)
Work! (Can't seem to get over that, can I?) Temporary job as librarian at local library. :-) :-) :-)
Yuletide - at some point (haven't bothered to figure out the time difference) - must remember to write Dear Santa letter.
Day after tomorrow:
Eye doctor. Hopefully schedule second surgery soon. Would kind of like being able to see the CCC when I go see it. Have I mentioned that my left eye is now good enough that I can read with it? It's not perfect, but - for the first time since some time in school I can read without glasses on. (I still read better with them, but so what?)
So, I'm assuming that any American reading this either already have or will vote? (Considering the media coverage of this election in local media, you'd almost assume Danes could votes in it...) Or is that just my approach to any and all elections that come my way?( Continuing movie list )
This year's loot has been nice. I got Otto Frello's "Københavnerbillede" as a poster (not that I actually have room for it, but I'm sure I'll manage somehow), a Thor's hammer necklace, giftcards and some other stuff. And my birthday cake was very Halloween-inspired - chocolate cobweb and spiders and little ghosts of whipped cream all around it. Besides, it was yummy (and I have some more in the refrigerator and will go eat it soon :-)
and I'm slightly sad that the finale was last night, even if it was the right people who won - why yes, I've been cheering for Joachim B. Olsen & Marianne Eihilt, why do you ask? Admittedly, their finale freestyle was more silly than hot, but you should see them do, well, nearly anything. Seriously, that guy can dance. And we're having guests tomorrow, so I can't even go downtown to watch them :(Also, I caught a Halloween egg!
Spent a good deal of yesterday at Louisiana Museum of Modern Arts. I don't go there much - grow up around Elsinore and you'll get to visit it often enough that the permanent collection is a bit too familiar, so it's really only if there is a special exhibition that I'll spend the time and money.
Anyway, they currently have agreat big exhibition about manga (surprisingly enough titled: Manga! - go figure), which sounded interesting enough to merit a visit. And it was interesting - there was your usual exhibits with examples and explanations about history and genres, a reading corner with an admittedly somewhat meager selection of manga in Danish and Japanese, some Japanese games you could play, old picture scrolls (some of which were full of ghosts and demons that could have filled a couple of rpg worlds with monsters and had more to spare), a few works of art by modern Japanese artists, even anime being shown in the little cinema (I watched a movie called Memories - creepy and sad, but gorgeous). All in all, a perfectly good exhibition (perhaps not quite worth the price of admission, but then, few things are...), although perhaps more geared towards people not already familiar with manga than towards those who are. Considering the location, that's not really surprising...
Two complaints, though. Small complaints, but complaints nonetheless.
First, I thought the distribution of the exhibition was a bit - well, it seemed to me as if there was a lot more emphasis put on the genres of manga which are intended for males than the genres intended for females. Oh, they were there - display cases with examples of various girl manga, though not as many as for the male genres. But I didn't spot any shounen-ai, not a single one. Nor did the display cases with erotic manga feature any yaoi or any naked men for that matter, just naked and semi-naked and tied-up girls. (Actually, that one was almost an embarrassment. I mean, really - erotic manga and not a tentacle in sight?) It's not that the people behind the exhibit weren't aware of the genres - there was this giant board at the entrance with explanations for a pile of words relating to manga and Japanese culture, and both shounen-ai and yaoi was on it - but they apparently couldn't be bothered to show even a single example. I know that's just my personal taste, but it still feels like a lack.
Second, and this is just silly, but there was a manga they really should have had at the exhibition . This one. Just admit it - a manga with a story that partly takes place at Louisiana at an exhibition about manga at Louisiana. That would have been perfect. Of course, the people behind the exhibition are probably not even aware it even exists. Still, it would have been a nice thing to see. A little something extra. Oh well...
Television has finally gotten around to showing the second season of Dexter. Three episodes in and I'm enjoying it. But then, I'm rather fond of Dexter - he's like the twisted bastard love child of Jim Profit from Profit and Jarod from The Pretender. How could I not love him?
Although I have to say, this is one case were I hope the series won't be to close to the books - the first book is good, but the second is kind of blah and don't even get me started on the third...
So, a couple out walking over at Horsens apparently managed to stumble upon a stone from the stone age. And apparently this is a very rare and special find, because the picture is of a man with a giant phallos and prey animals (fish) - which is apparently rare or unheard of (I'm not an archaelogist, I'm just quoting the article). Of course, all I can think is, basically, something along the lines of: "WTF? Has he been using it as a fishing rod or something? Wouldn't that be painful?"