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Matty
28 May 2012 @ 11:45 am
If you're looking for a crazy person obsessed with Norwegian Gods, Kaizers Orchestra, Community, Muse, Doctor Who, X-Men, Comic Books, Superhero movies or anything else remotely geeky, nerdy, and in between, you've come to the right place!!

If you become queasy at the mere thought or mention of gay sex, good music, or foreigners, you missed your turn.


To those interested:

Don't be shy! Comment to be added :)
 
 
Matty
It was Geir Zahl's birthday yesterday!!! Happy Birthday darling!!!! 37 and looking younger than ever (it's that beautiful boyish face of his) :D <3
 
 
Matty
25 April 2012 @ 12:59 am
So I've made the decision that I'm not going to be updating anything new for a good long while. I'm going to be on here, talking, reading, etc, but I just need some time to get back on that writing stallion that bucked me not a few months passed. This will specifically be for letting go of old projects and starting new, without the stress and pressure of updating and posts.

See you all around!

-Matty
 
 
Matty
17 April 2012 @ 11:31 pm
Finally bough HAARP today :) adding to my collection of must own concert dvds: Hullabaloo and Vega, now HAARP! Whoot!!
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
Matty
14 April 2012 @ 01:58 am
Well, I've been back for a few days now, but I really haven't been able to get on the computer much. Now that I'm back, though, I'd like to give a nice warm "HELLO" to all the lovely people out there who talk to me, and hope they give me one back. I've missed talking to you all! :)

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The other day my mom and I were driving down the highway and, coming out of my thoughts, I said to her "you know.. I rather like the name Joyce for a boy". Of course she laughed at me and asked, disbelief tainting her lively words, "for a boy??" I glared back and didn't say anything: I liked Joyce, not only as tribute to one of my favourite writers, James Joyce, but because I thought it sounded nice and more modern compared to if it were fit to a girl.

Then, just today, having forgotten about the whole disagreement, I was skimming names in the cast of a show I recently took up, and I saw the last name Joyce which struck a sudden rush of curiosity I couldn't ignore. I went online, searched several websites, and what do you know- Joyce was originally a boys name!

I told my mom, and how hard I did laugh at her expense.

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My mom was skiing the second to last day of the season as Silver Star mountain. Because it was cheap, and she didn't want to ski by herself, she bought herself a group lesson. At the end of the day, the ski instructor gave her a small business card; turned out she owns a ranch in Lumby, a small community about forty-five minutes drive from my home town, and occasionally invites friends to come and ride on her 30-some-odd horses around the valley. She told my mom to come and told her to bring me, seeing as how I've always wanted to ride, but never really had a proper chance at it. It takes merely a day before my persistent poking and prodding had my mom at the computer, emailing the nice woman dates we're available to drive out, and, as things do happen (especially with me for some reason), that wonderful woman specializes in Icelandic horses!! I was so excited I nearly fell off my chair in bewildered agitation.

I love Iceland; I always have. Coincidence?

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My last bit of news shall be short, as I've lost all patience with internet postings.

I now have Viva la Vega!!! It's mine- all mine!!! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to drool over it's magic.
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
 
Matty
29 March 2012 @ 10:11 pm
Off to Victoria tomorrow and won't be back until Monday. Might have some internet, but probably not. Talk when I get back!
 
 
Matty
29 March 2012 @ 09:53 am
Going through as many of the records in my vinyl collection as I possibly can today. Main issue? I am literally eating dust. I only recently got my turntable fixed, so lately my records have just been sitting there; and due to the laziness of SOME people in my household, my room NEVER gets dusted when I think it has been. The accumulation of weeks of dust has not done my lungs any good, no siree.

But anyway, let's see... here are the records I've been through today, from front to back:

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Bob Dylan - New Morning
Muse - Origin of Symmetry

I have basically every popular album of the 60's and 70's, some from the 80's. I've also got a decent "who the hell are they?" section. Any suggestions of what i should listen to next would be great! I'll write you back and tell you if I have it, and if I do, I'll put it on :) (I know, nothing in it for you, but I'd really appreciate the help).
 
 
Current Mood: blankCalm
Current Music: Talking Heads
 
 
Matty
29 March 2012 @ 07:55 am
I'm eating a bagel... A REAL BAGEL!!! God I missed real bagels. You know, those real montreal style bagels. Not the shit ones you buy in a grocer store, but the ones that they do in big stone ovens and baste and get the nice skin on and... yes, REAL bagels!! You people out there nodding their heads and smacking their lips know what I'm talking about.

So basically, my mom brought back a series of things from her mini-trip to Victoria, things that I miss having since I moved away: Bagels, gourmet chocolate (from this little place that uses all real ingredients, no preservatives, no additives), bread (from this place that grinds their own wheat and uses stone ovens), and shoes (a pair of Converse, to be exact). But seriously, my favourite at the moment is those damn tasty bagels. She even got me my favourite kind, the onion bagels, and I've been toasting them up with cream cheese or butter, and eating them plain as sandwich material... in fact, I'm eating one right now. And man, is it the most delicious thing I've tasted since last year's first hand-picked apple X) yummy.

Right, I'm done with the bagels now. Just thought I should let you know. If you're ever in Victoria, BC, go to Mount. Royal Bagel's and get the onion bagels. You won't regret it!
 
 
Current Mood: sleepytired/in bliss due to bagel
 
 
Matty
29 March 2012 @ 04:24 am
Tried to mix it up a bit, so there's a bit of everyone in there. Of course I know most of the lyrics to most of my favourite artists.. I know the lyrics to almost every Muse song there is.. same with Billy Talent, actually.. but anyway, here's my five:

Maestro - Kaizers Orchestra
Crying Lightning - Arctic Monkeys
Standing in the Rain - Billy Talent
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand
Descendants of King Canute - Nephew
Name five songs to which you know all the lyrics. (Better yet, sing them.)
 
 
Matty
26 March 2012 @ 06:09 pm
1. How about a brief introduction?

Geek, nerd, history and literature enthusiast, lover of music. 

2. What got you into fanfiction (and/or adopting muses)?

This story has been told too many times and I don't want to get into it.

3. What kind of fanfiction do you write?

Erm, stuff revolving around musicians; I believe they call it bandfiction?
  
4. What is your most popular fic/muse, and why do you think people like it so?

Well, I wouldn't say they're "popular" in regards to what I write, but Jan/Geir is what I write most of.
  
5. Forget other people, what is the fanfic/post/prompt you've written that you're most proud of?

Definitely Asylum. It can be read as Original or Fanfiction, but I'm accepting it as fanfiction for the purpose of this… question thing. It's dark, psychological, twisted, and as Nick commented, has an unreliable narrator, so it's hard to discern what's really happening and what's hallucination.

6. Do you find writing easy? Hard? What aspects do you struggle with?

Good question. I don't much like writing dialogue and feel it often comes across out of character. And I wouldn't say writing is either easy nor hard. It's simply what you are trying to accomplish and whether or not you achieve your goals.

7. Do you write for the same pairings/characters?

Yes. I write Janove/Geir from Kaizers Orchestra. I once wrote a Belldom, which is Matt and Dom from Muse, but haven't written anything for them since (though I might in the near future).

8. Write a few sentences of your favorite pairing or character.

It wasn't a matter of choice, really, he decided. It was more the perfectly simple fact that just because he was told to do it, he fucking well wasn't. He crossed his arms and stared with what he hoped was defiance with a twist of bitterness and not what normally made it's way onto his face: some sort of wide-eyed guilt. Not that he was ever guilty, mind, not of anything that required the presence of such an expression; but for whatever iniquitous reason- one that was probably unjust and was in no way his fault, he was sure- that happened to be his default, and god knows it has never helped him before.

Guess who? I'll give you a hint. I always write from his point of view :)

9. Are there any fanfiction trends/cliches you hated?

Um, not really. Oh, though I can't STAND mpreg, as it's called. Too unnatural…

10. Are you guilty of any of the trends you hate?

I used to say I hated character death, but there I've gone and broken that claim by writing it myself. It's actually quite a nice plot catalyst.

11. What was the first fandom you wrote for? Do you still write for it?

Well, I wrote that one Belldom, and I've written snippets of other things. But Kaizerslash has been my first constant.

12. Name your OTPs and explain what is it about them you love to write.

Geir/Jan. in real life they are so tight, so perfect with one another, that it's difficult NOT to see love. So often do you find them in odd positions and catch them saying things that can most definitely be taken as flirty, and what's more is how long they've known each other. With what they give us on and off stage, there is so much material open for interpretation and fiction that I'm surprised no one else has thought to write it.
  
13. What would you call your writing style?

Descriptive, formal, and dry; either Psychological or smut oriented ;)

14. Do you read other people's writing? If so, what do you find yourself reading the most?

Yes, I most certainly do! I started in the Belldom community, reading, not writing. Then my friend and I got into Kaizers and we both began writing it, so we read one another's stories. I'm also hooked on a BBC Robin Hood fic at the moment. Oh! And not to mention the occasional Doctor Who fic here and there.

15. Name one thing you'd love to write but have been too afraid or shy to do.

I've never really held back on anything. There are a few story ideas I've got hovering about in my silly old brain, but haven't gotten to write quite yet. But that's not to say I won't write them. 

16. Do you feel uncomfortable taking criticism? Or worse, do you have the dreaded bloated ego?

Nope, I'm very modest about my work. I love to hear what people think of my writing and appreciate constructive criticism. Other kinds of criticism that involve bad language and hurtful words can go get stuffed.

17. When you write, is there anything that helps?

I enjoy talking through plot with people and using them as a sounding wall. Though a lot of the time my best work is done when no one knows I'm writing it.
  
18. What inspires you?

Music, lyrics, interviews, behind the scenes footage, live performances, and of course talking through ridiculous fantasies with my friends. Very rarely do I actually seek story ideas. Most of the time plot comes with mindboggling rants over the phone with my best friend.

19. Lastly, how would you sum up your fanfiction experiences and you as a writer?

Best moments ever: 1, when Nick wrote to me and told me that he had Asylum in his tabs :) made my day; and 2, the recent message I got from Krissig telling me when she met Jan and Geir she thought of me <3

Those kinds of comments really inspire me to write more :) and have made my activity in the fanfiction community enjoyable.
 
 
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Current Music: Grand Island