rolly_chan: (cool)
I'm reading the book Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult and it's so freaking interesting °_°
It's about a family with a daughter that has osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disposition that makes your bones so brittle they break very easily, and about her mother who files a wrongful birth lawsuit against her obstetrician (who's her best friend) to ensure a good future for her daughter, financially. It's written just as the book title suggests. The author has really put much care into portraying all the characters in a way that you understand them.
Every chapter is from another character's point of view and though I usually don't like that, this time I think it's great to peak into all of their minds. It really gives you a round picture of the whole situation. How the mother tries to save her one daughter - but kind of destroys the life of her other daughter. How she gives up her best friend because she thinks it's best for her daughter with OI. How the father is absolutely against that lawsuit because he refuses to openly say he would have had his daughter aborted.
When my friend lent me that book I never thought I'd like it that much.

Movies~

Mar. 15th, 2011 11:57 pm
rolly_chan: (it's love)
Yes, I'm still alive.
And yes. I think I have watched more movies in the past two weeks than in the past whole year *lol* (yes, I don't go to the cinema often)

So, on to the very abbreviated version. The ones I can recommend:

Black Swan - to everyone who thinks he's not normal: you'll feel VERY normal after this movie xD
The King's Speech - CUUUUUUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE. Like. Very much. :3 (a movie about the stuttering king and a FRIENDSHIP. HELL YES. I love the last line (in the movie).)
Unknown Identity - it starts out SLOWLY. I absolutely LOVE that, since I'm not that much of an action fan (yes, I don't like stupid action films where there is nothing BUT action. Ugh!). Oh, and Gina. I like Gina.
Just Go With It - nice comedy and pretty funny =3 (don't be surprised by Nicole Kidman *lol*)

The only movie I can not recommend:
No Strings Attached - I had absolutely DIFFERENT expectations. Really. I thought they already WERE friends for a long time and THEN they start a "relationship". But noo, they see each other like 4 times in the course of many years o_ô And... I really expected a bit more. It was a typical romance.

Aaand:
I've been to two museums today. The first was the Museum of National History (and it had a baby-skate and baby-pythons! *________* BABY-PYTHONS!!! Did I mention that I absolutely LOVE snakes?) and the second the museum of photography (the current display was a temporary photography one with mostly digitally edited photographs - but it was kinda cool).
I told you it would be VERY abbreviated.

Erm

Feb. 19th, 2011 12:30 am
rolly_chan: (dots)
Can someone tell my why NO fruits in the supermarket look tasty to me at all? I look at them and think "aren't there better ones somewhere?"
Honestly, why do they look so artificial? Or am I just going crazy somehow? @_@
Do I maybe have too high demands? I mean... it's fruits for God's sake! xD (I seem to prefer the ugly ones actually *lol*)

Aaand... Natsume Yuujinchou! <3<3<3 Oh, how I LOVE these series... Nyanko-sensei is great xD
"In exchange for protecting you, I take the book when you die. So I hope you die soon." xD
Hurrrr, how I love Japanese folklore and youkai stuff *____*
(why do I always like the most unknown stuff? It makes it so hard to find other fans and stories and pictures and all ._.)

Oh yes, and I'm through with all my exams, by the way. I'M THROUGH THIS F*SÜÄ'Ä'FjaioK.
Already got some results, too. They're really quick here XD
I'd like to be better, but 1,7 and 1,3 isn't bad, I guess. I know. I even demand too much of myself. That's what you get when everyone always expects you to be better than you actually are. Damn it. But I'm happy anyway.
*dances around*
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Four spam comments in the past week? SERIOUSLY?
I just changed my comment options to friends only because of this shit. But that won't hurt anybody since no one but my friends comment on my entries anyway.
You can friend me if you like, but it would be nice if I already know you (this isn't always necessary - just try me).

On to another topic: exams.
I've done the first in Tuesday. And I was sitting, looking at the questions, and thought "What the...?"
Not because they were so difficult... but because they were so utterly superficial.
It was so freaking easy. I'm still surprised XD (I didn't even need half the time we had).
Next is the listening test in English tomorrow morning, and then statistics on Saturday at 3.30. Yes. Who the hell did set this ungodly hour? Statistics will be easy, by the way, since we're allowed to take our script with us PLUS three written pages. Yeah, they call that an exam.

And I've finally got internet! Yay. And my brother has been here for that reason <3. I heart my brother. He fixed the zip on my jacket, which I managed to break so that I couldn't unzip it at the bottom *lol*

Aaaand finally, last news xD We're going to read "Schweigeminute" by Siegfried Lenz as well as "Ein liebender Mann" by Martin Walser for Literature Psychology (sorry, don't know what that's in English. Were these books even translated into English?).
I haven't even finished my books yet (cause a friend lent me some of hers which I also haven't finished yet *cough*), but oh well.
rolly_chan: (Default)
Sorry I'm not writing anything. Cause I'm gonna write exams soon and am going crazy with all the terms right now 8D
It's really funny how much of the things we learned in school is outdated *lol*
And I really like methodology. I'm one of the very few who don't think it's a pain in the posterior.
Oh well, wish me luck.

Yahoo

Jan. 17th, 2011 10:16 pm
rolly_chan: (it's love)
Yes, I finally started to catch up with Naruto. At the worst possible time, too, since my exams are coming closer *cough* (and someone managed to confuse me so monumentally that I didn't understand anything else any more in statistics *lol* but don't worry, I understand now xD)

Anyway...
This picture here: http://5.p.s.mfcdn.net/store/manga/8/44-411.0/compressed/naruto_411_sleepyfans.12.jpg
Is he supposed to be a parody of Zorro? xD Well... Zorro doesn't tend to rhyme, but... I mean... those swords... xD (I know I'm still faaaar behind the new chapters - but I've spoilered myself pretty well xD)
I like Naruto, I really do. It's just that... I really like to make fun of series as well.

Actually, I've already read some pages or chapters after the one with this Jinchuuriki. I just don't remember all that well any more.
Heh... and I can predict Sasuke's actions pretty well, I noticed *lol* (even though I'm muuuuch more interested in what the rest is doing, not so much in what Sasuke's doing - he's just so plain boooring. His new team is more interesting than he is. Suigetsu and Karin are funny at least).
Awww, how I missed Naruto (both series and the character). I had completely forgotten how lovely it gets at times.

And Akatsuki xD I didn't care much for them the first time through... but now... they're so great *lol* It's just sad that those who were most fun to read about are already dead *drop* (well, or buried, in Hidan's case xD).

Anyway, yes, I'm still alive here. And I could go on and on. But I'll be nice and spare you. Need to read Naruto (actually, I need to go and learn *cough*).
rolly_chan: (Default)
I wish you a merry christmas, I wish you a merry christmas, I wish you a WHITE merry christmas...
Well, this toy dog can sing better than me:



WHITE CHRISTMAAAAAS! I'm SO going to make a snowman tomorrow <3
I've loved the snow since it first fell. And I'm nooot gonna listen to all those grumpy people saying the snow's so unconvenient. Nah.
SNOOOOOW!!!
rolly_chan: (it's love)
Yes. I'm a very very bad girl. I have bought four hard-cover books today.
Jus' 'cause I'm that awesome. *coughs*
Well, they cost about 3€ each, so it wasn't that much. But still... My guilty conscience always nags at me. I have the feeling I can't spend ANY money for something I just want, only for things I really need.
Yes, money is evil. It drives me mad.
And the consequences... well, I'll have to starve for the rest of the week. No hot meals for me.
But those books are worth it!

Anyway... this brings me to the books that I bought. I found a Zorro novel. The first that was published of Zorro. And I just needed to buy it. It practically forced me to!
And then my friend that has been with me there made the mistake to point me towards the classical books published by Anaconda... and they only cost 3€ and were hard-cover... and they stared at me... I had to buy some. Well, at least I didn't buy every one available there (which was very tempting).
What I decided on in the end were "Irrungen Wirrungen" (sorry, don't know that title in English), "The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", and "The Misanthrope".
And I'm so happy the whole day. New books always manage to cheer me up immensely.

And another topic: my professor in methodology is so cute. If he were a dog I'd adopt him. Honestly.

"Psychologists explain, which many people want, predict - I don't know who wants that actually - and manipulate, which everyone wants. Except for scientists - they explain and predict, because they don't have much time for manipulating. Instead they are manipulated, which is also very nice *pointed look*."

And... "The force power is strong in all of us" might sound like something right out of Star Wars. Which it isn't. It's right out of our professors mouth.

I really can't express how amused I always am after his lectures. Or in his lectures.

"I'm of the opinion that School grades don't measure anything at all."

Take that, teachers! xD

Movies

Dec. 12th, 2010 09:49 pm
rolly_chan: (dots)
I have watched four movies this weekend. One on Friday and three on Saturday.
cut for sparing you my thoughts on those movies )

So, yeah. My brother's girlfriend and I somehow ended up discussing which books we had read at school and she promised me to lend me some of them <3 Yay.
I'm also trying to get my brother to read "The picture of Dorian Gray", but he's really stubborn. Damn brother xD
rolly_chan: (cool)
"Hinten sind die Listen für die verschiedenen Tage, es gibt nur 22 Plätze pro Kurs, mehr kommen nicht rein."

Warum? Weil sich Studenten dann anscheinend draufstürzen wie die Geier. *lach*

Ja, meine Ersti-Woche war sehr... ereignisreich. Ich bin immer noch total begeistert und motiviert und freue mich total, dass mein Mentor der Prof der Klinischen ist <3 (was heißt hier MEIN Mentor... ich bin in der grünen Gruppe gelandet und pro Gruppe gibt es so ca 10 Leute). Unser Pate ist auch ganz cool *g*

Aber...

"Alles was ihr denkt und fühlt ist sowieso nicht genuin."

Sollte uns das irgendwie aufbauen? *hüstel* Dieser Prof (nicht mein Mentor) hatte irgendwie eine sehr... spontane Art an sich. Sein ständiges Hin- und Hergelaufe hat mich wenigstens wach gehalten, nachdem ich jeden Tag dieser Woche um 4 Uhr aufstehen musste.

Jaaaah. Ich bin müde, ich bin geschafft, ich hab viele viele Infos aufgenommen... aber ich bin wirklich froh in Braunschweig gelandet zu sein. Uuund... die Unibibliothek ist von 7 bis 24 Uhr geöffnet... DAS PARADIES.
Meine Kommilitonen sind auch alle super nett und alles... und ich freu mich auf morgen - endlich einziehen! Yay.

Und jetzt... ruh ich mich aus xD
rolly_chan: (dots)
But you don't. Well, yeah. I just got talked to by two Christian women (at least I think so). I know I should have just closed the door again when they started talking, but... I simply couldn't. I don't like slamming the door into people's faces. Or insulting people by not listening. I've been raised to pay respect to older people (even though my father would have said it doesn't matter in this case). So... well, I listened to them.
They told me about the soul. Yes, very interesting.
BUT, unlike other Christians, they actually said that it's not a substance inside us or something of that sort, but that we, as a whole, are a soul. And that, when we die, there will be nothing left. And they actually cited the Bible on this.
I didn't give them the chance to pull me into it, of course. But they gave me a thin book titled "What does the Bible really teach us?"
And I thought "Great! Now I can look into how some other branches of religious people really think! And then I can go write such people!" (I also thought something along the lines "Yesh, a book I can read and then disprove it as a whole with one single sentence, namely: I don't believe in the Bible." I just... don't believe in somethings just because it's written down and ancient.)
Yes. That's how my brain is working.
They even offered help with understanding the Bible. *sigh*
Some day, I'm going to be robbed because I'm too nice. At least, I didn't let them into the house (which I never do when I'm alone).
But they didn't seem like bad people. And I'm not hostile towards such people.

WTF???

Sep. 12th, 2010 12:14 pm
rolly_chan: (Default)
Schaltet mal auf Kabel 1... das ist doch Jared o____O Stimme des Meeres oder so. *grad durchgezappt und kleben geblieben* xD
rolly_chan: (pokeTRC)
I used stumble upon (well, rather clicked on it on accident XD) and found a site with many personality tests.
Well, I just tried one out of curiosity and got this result

Big Five Word Test Results
Extroversion (30%) low which suggests you are very reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and private.
Accommodation (66%) moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly kind natured, trusting, and helpful at the expense of your own individual development (martyr complex).
Orderliness (48%) medium which suggests you are moderately organized, structured, and self controlled while still remaining flexible, varied, and fun.
Emotional Stability (50%) medium which suggests you are moderately relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.
Inquisitiveness (62%) moderately high which suggests you are intellectual, curious, imaginative but possibly not very practical.
Take Free Big Five Word Personality Test
personality tests by similarminds.com


I didn't understand what they meant with some of the words there, that's why I just picked the medium at those, but well... I guess I should work on myself a bit more *cough*
And what the hell? I have a martyr complex? ... weeell... maybe.

And another test, the result of which I find VERY funny XD

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (50%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (50%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by similarminds.com


That's what it said further:
Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.

Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what's not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.

Overall you appear to have fairly Equal Hemispheres


My hemispheres are equal. That's so me xD Equality for the world!
rolly_chan: (housecameron)
Yesterday I learned that my cousin's dog was killed by a Stafford Terrier. And its owner was a fucking policeman.
I still don't really know how to react to that, since I wasn't there (it's in Latvia...). I kind of still don't believe it's real. It's as if I could go there and that little Chihuahua would greet me as always, sitting on the chair beside the door and looking up expectantly...
I still remember how she always sulked when my family and I had to go to fly back to Germany. She always seemed to know...
And how she always jumped on my bed in the morning to sit on me and wake me up...
I really wish I could shoot that fucking policeman without consequences. Owning a Stafford Terrier and not being careful and then not taking responsibility.
If it was the first case of the police pulling such sort of shit I wouldn't say it, but I really have lost all the remaining respect I held for them.
No offence if you're a policeman and trying to be good, but the police stopping people and giving them tickets because they think they need to show who's boss, or policemen tearing apart a leather-jacket of a fifteen-year-old-boy and not apologizing or paying for it, or the police breaking into a house, demolishing the furniture (including the door) and not repaying anything are things I just can't understand and won't forget.
Sorry, police, but you've pulled too many such stunts for me to still think I can rely on you.

Bücher!

Jun. 24th, 2010 01:19 pm
rolly_chan: (dots)
Okay, das geht jetzt an alle Bücher-Fans, die auch mal gerne Sachbücher lesen.

Ich hab mir hier eine Liste erstellt mit Bücher, die ich eventuell kaufen und lesen möchte. Also wenn jemand eines (oder sogar mehrere) dieser Bücher kennt und es gut oder schlecht findet, dann meldet euch bitte!
Ich bin gerade irgendwie auf einem Wissen-Aneignungs-Trip oder sowas. ^^

Also, meine Liste:

- Brian Greene: Der Stoff, aus dem der Kosmos ist (deutsche Version, weil billiger xD)
- Gerhard Vollmer: Biophilosophie
- Steven Pinker: The Stuff of Thought
- Hans Ulrich-Keller: Kompendium der Astronomie
- Hans-Jörg Rheinberger: Experimentalsysteme und epistemische Dinge
- Harald Lesch: Physik für die Westentasche
- Dorrit Schindewolf: Zur Freiheit des Willens

Und falls noch jemand irgendwelche interessanten Bücher zu Geschichte (obwohl ich da noch vorhabe, meinen Lehrer zu fragen), Neurologie, Psychologie allgemein, Soziologie, Chemie oder Physik kennt, durch die auch ICH durchsteigen würde (Physik hab ich nämlich nach der 10 ohne nachzudenken abgewählt, weil ich es nicht mehr ertragen habe mit dem Lehrer und meinem fehlenden Verständnis dafür *hüstel* - und Chemie... versteh ich zwar, aber nicht wirklich gründlich, was ich gerne würde), bitte melden |3
Oh, und wenns geht, nicht gerade Bücher die verdammt teuer sind... Ich hab nämlich eigentlich absolut kein Geld, da ich im Moment auch noch für meinen Führerschein spare *hüstel*
und wegen... anderer Dinge, die ich an dieser Stelle aber mal für mich behalte.

Ausleihen wäre natürlich auch eine Option... aber ich habe den Tick, dass ich die Bücher gerne selbst besitzen würde. Ist bei mir eben so. Ich habe ja auch To kill a mockingbird erst ausgeliehen, durchgelesen und dann gekauft (und nochmal gelesen), weil ich nicht anders konnte *hüstel*

Weee~

Jun. 14th, 2010 10:46 pm
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I'm working now. I'm selling strawberries XD (it's not easy, honestly. You have to have much willpower not to eat them yourself!)

It's actually kinda funny how I panicked (in my head) because I thought I'd make every mistake possible (my inferiority complex coming through *cough*). But it's really simple. I don't have to do much. Just sort the bad strawberries out, keep enough on the counter and be friendly.

Sadly, I couldn't write the past two? three? days because my brother re-installed his computer... or still is. That's why he's using my computer. But mostly, he's playing WoW.
Still, I managed to write today *_* I'm proud of myself. I should always write as much as I did last week.
I already have some oneshots in mind for the summer challenge over at 120_minuten ♥ But today, I'm just too tired to write another one.

Yay for another random entry. And, err... just ignore my last one xD I was just out of bed... well, for an hour. But I couldn't write sooner, or didn't think of it, till I checked my mails.
Err... I'm tired. *flies off to sleep* |3

Gah!

Jun. 8th, 2010 09:13 am
rolly_chan: (tomoe)
I swear, one of these days I'm going to kill either my father's clients or our phone. WHY THE HELL DO THEY PHONE US AT HOME AT EIGHT???
Ò__ó
Now I'm awake and I didn't have much sleep to begin with (err... well... a reaaally interesting fanfiction... don't ask when I was finally in bed).
Stupid clients.
Stupid phones.
I'm tired. But I guess I can work on my stories now.

Yay~

May. 28th, 2010 12:03 pm
rolly_chan: (wtfnaru)
I went to look for shoes and maybe a dress for my graduation ball with a friend of mine yesterday... and guess what I bought?
Earrings (which fit my barrette perfectly - I didn't have any in green, and well... I've been looking for some for AGES) and books XD I'm such a dork.

Well, what can I say? My friend loves bookshops as much as I do and we just couldn't go past them *cough* (she also bought books instead of clothes XD)
And Dürrenmatt's "Der Richter und sein Henker" and Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" looked at me in a way that I just HAD to take them with me *cough cough*

And I've got plenty of time for reading now that my Abitur is over ♥

On another note: My brother got me to play WoW again xD This time I'm an undead rogue x3
There are such freaks out there... Just type in "date my avatar" in youtube and you'll get what I mean xD Or "I play wow". Freaks, I tell you.

Yahoo~

May. 7th, 2010 10:36 am
rolly_chan: (genius)
Two days ago I stayed at my friend's house... well, she was the first to congratulate me for my birthday, after the film we've watched (because it was exactly 12am) ♥
Somehow my birthday this year was very not the way I had imagined it *lol*
And I'm 19... meh, 18 is a nicer number. I wanna be 21 soon, since that number isn't bad, either.
If I could, I would have stayed 17 forever. I don't really know why I like that number so much xD
Anyway, I need breakfast (curse my brother for always sleeping so late!).

SQUEEEE

May. 3rd, 2010 10:05 pm
rolly_chan: (fanficsnape)
I'm done. I'm doooooooooooone!!! O_O
The last written exam. is. freaking. over.

I've got a present for my brother and - while at it anyway xD - ordered a manga <3
The Royal Doll Orchestra by Kaori Yuki (a little info here - the character descriptions contain spoilers, though, so just read the introduction text if you don't want to know everything beforehand ;) )
It's so great *_* I love her stories and her art and... and... it has a character with a pet hedgehog Q_Q *steals the hedgehog*
Yes, I admit, I've already read it *coughs* somewhere *coughs*.
What I know will irritate me to no end is that the name of one of the characters is Rutile in the German version while I've read the whole thing with him named Lucille... But whatever.

And I've read another manga *lol* It's called Kamisama Hajimemashita and, even though I don't like most shojo mangas, I really really like this one *_* It's just too cute and funny... and a bit fluffy, and that's exactly what I needed the last few days ♥

And I've read through The Picture of Dorian Gray again, just because the movie's in the cinema and I want to watch it... (which will maybe happen when it's out on DVD *drop*). Anyone seen it? Impressions? Was it a good book adaptation? *wants to knooow*

Oh, and I've bought Dracula (the book) some weeks ago, which takes my collection of penguin classic books to 6. They're so cheap *_* I think I'll buy another one tomorrow when I go pick up my manga and the present for my brother ♥

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