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I've been off to Belgium for the last few days, which was lovely but exhausting as hell — so was the mad run for my train two minutes before departure, really — and somehow I've managed to bring back nothing but Belgian marzipan, which doesn't seem much different from French marzipan, and Mark Gatiss' The Vesuvius Club, which looks incredibly cliché but enormous fun, and also very very gay.

It's been a bit of a last haven for me, this half vacation, since uni starts up again this week — I have to meet with my (hopefully) potential study director over my master thesis tomorrow morning; the Granada!SH study, that. I have absolutely no idea how it'll go down, as Doyle's not much for Classics. Then again, Sherlockian theses are all over the place.

So now I'm going to huddle in my bed and watch The Girl Who Waited, which I've missed, and catch up on the Sherlock ficmeme and nibble marzipan, and try to keep these precious few hours I've got left before uni strikes down again. Social awkwardness, what is that.

Date: 2011-09-12 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ningen-demonai.livejournal.com
Did you get any Belgian waffles?

*Bounces on* Dude, that sounds fun! Good luck!

Date: 2011-09-13 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoc-voluerunt.livejournal.com
ASDKJF;LSDASD VESUVIUS CLUB OH GOD I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THAT BOOK ASDHJFSDAFSADF

Yeah, it's a stupid amount of fun and brilliant and awesome (and yeah, pretty damn gay XD). The other two books aren't anywhere near as good, in my opinion, but they could be worse, I suppose. (I sort of can't stand the majority of things in The Devil in Amber, but at least Black Butterfly comes more or less up to scratch again.)

But oh man, you're reading The Vesuvius Club, I HOPE YOU LIKE IT ASDF;KSJ

(Actually that raises an interesting point - I've never actually read that book, just listened to the audiobook. Which, being read by Mark Gatiss himself, is about twelve different kinds of fantastic. 8D)

Date: 2011-09-13 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
I'm only about ten chapters in, and I'm already LOLing at everything. It is amazing. Sometimes really stupid, but my god is it fun to read. :D

Also holy shit, the audiobook is read by Gatiss? would you happen to have a link to that? because damn.

Date: 2011-09-13 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoc-voluerunt.livejournal.com
It's just so stupidly entertaining, I simply cannot even

Yes, yes I would happen to have a link. To the thread at the sherlockbbc Post of Dubious Legality, to be precise, just to reveal my sources.
According to an inference from Gatiss' twitter, I think he may have recorded audiobooks of the other two Lucifer Box novels as well, but the third hasn't yet aired on the radio...? Something like that. But yes, The Vesuvius Club is the only one I've managed to get my hands on. I really need a copy of the book, though, I do adore it so. :D

Date: 2011-09-13 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
Thank you. I very much adore this post, since I found so many, many things in it (Granadaaaa), but I'd completely forgotten about it when it comes to Gatiss, for some reason.

Gonna listen to it first, and then read the book cover to cover for some better comprehension, I guess. (It was really surprising, finding it randomly in a little run-down Belgian bookshop, in the minuscule 'english books' section. :D)

Date: 2011-09-13 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fireblazie.livejournal.com
I'm so jealous of your vacations D: London, and then Belgium. I never get to go anywhere fun /pouts (and we'll conveniently forget that I went to Asia over the summer, yes.)

Ooh, are you just starting up uni? How lucky. I've been back for about a month now, and you know, I'm still not used to it. My alarm goes off in the mornings and I'm like, what is that dreadful noise and why won't it stop

The Girl Who Waited alsdjf;lajdfladjflasdjfla I hope you like it; I loved it ♥

Date: 2011-09-13 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
Aaaaasia! how was it? was it fantastic?

Not so much just starting than waiting for my classes to start — I've been coming and going between professors to get a clear idea of my thesis and my seminars and whatnot, but the courses themselves don't start for another two weeks. It's just a big load of admin hell. D:

IT WAS AMAZING. MORE FEELINGS ON THAT LATER, I'M OFF TO WATCH CONFIDENTIAL.

Date: 2011-09-14 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fireblazie.livejournal.com
Hmm, mixed feelings, I suppose! Going back to the Philippines for the first time in, like, 14 years was interesting. Although I got so sick, food-wise. I'd forgotten that they actually have rice for breakfast. With meat. Yeah. My stomach couldn't handle it @_@ And then the typhoon came and it rained, I swear, for a week straight. I thought I was in London, haha. Singapore was lots better :D We watched The Lion King musical and I adored it. And shopping! Lots of shopping.

Admin hell D: I hope it works out! my uni sent me an email about a month ago about some liberal arts class they're offering over the winter and apparently they're going to france. strasbourg, i think, and i want to go but i can't afford it :\ plane ticket + hotel fees + actual tuition... i wish i had money.

WASN'T IT JUST. I LOVED IT SO MUCH, I DON'T EVEN HAVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVED IT.

Date: 2011-09-14 12:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
Typhoons and rain doesn't seem much fun. D: But the Lion King musical looks magical (and no, I absolutely do not own the original music, what makes you think that.)

awww, man ): strasbourg isn't a very pretty town, though, tell yourself that. and save your money for when they propose to take you to paris :D

WORKING ON THE REVIEW RN. o/

Date: 2011-09-13 08:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] maikichelorrain.livejournal.com
Marzipan ♥

Bonne chance pour la fac!

Date: 2011-09-13 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
Thank you, dear! ♥

/neckdeep in admin paperwork

Date: 2011-09-13 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sevenswells.livejournal.com
Mmmmh marzipan <3

and Mark Gatiss' The Vesuvius Club, which looks incredibly cliché but enormous fun, and also very very gay.

Oooooh! Tu en feras une critique? *0* Ça m'intrigue, ce bouquin; beaucoup de gens dans le fandom l'ont lu, évidemment, et à chaque fois les avis c'était: "c'est complètement nanar, mais c'est fun".

Date: 2011-09-13 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
Marzipan is the best sweet ever. /nom

Mmmm. Pourquoi pas. J'attends de l'avoir terminé pour en faire un jugement complet, jusqu'ici — il y a certains passages que j'ai adorés, d'autres que je trouve radicalement dingues, d'autres encore qui sont assez clichés. Mais oui, c'est bien cinglé, et dans le bon sens. :D

Date: 2011-09-22 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ikkjevaksen.livejournal.com
(SCREAMS it's a bit surreal we are suddenly so close it's like. I was in Belgium yesterday. hahaha. HI. )

Date: 2011-09-22 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
Hello, you! That's true, you're in France now. How is my country treating you so far?

(Belgium is really lovely, especially Bruxelles. Lots of little fairytale brick houses. :D And they have the best fries in Europe.)

Date: 2011-10-03 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ikkjevaksen.livejournal.com
OH very well thank you! lots of culture crash. like. lots of it. very not Norwegian and very very... French. but I guess it's to be expected! but it's wonderful here. BUT HOT. geez

Date: 2011-10-07 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falling-voices.livejournal.com
THIS IS SO LATE. I'M SORRY.

That's funny, because I've always wondered how different life and culture were up there, in Scandinavian countries — I expect it differs according to the country itself, of course, but we do see it as a generally similar way of life here — and it's just weird that it should be so different. I'm glad you're doing fine. :D have you come to Paris yet?

Also, not more heat these last few days, thank god.

Date: 2011-10-07 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ikkjevaksen.livejournal.com
WHAT NO geez don't apologise I spent like a week I keep forgetting I even have a lj.

Ah yes yes yes yes. It's mostly the people and school that's different. school on Saturdays is my mortal enemy and there is nothing I miss more than a proper weekend. and so long days ughhh.

I arrived in Paris, actually, but it was super-quick so I just got a quick ride around the town. Saw the Eiffel tower and such. but we're going back later \ o /

OH god no suddenly it's really cold.

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