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2013-07-05 02:27 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: nothing in this house breathes the same

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the basics (what'cha wanna know?)
Hey! I'm Gemma and I'm eighteen years old, hopefully heading to university after the summer to study chemical engineering. I'm from the bonnie auld land of Scotland and apparently I'm really bad for using slang nobody outside of Scotland gets. I love lots of types of music but I'm really bad at listening to new artists. I read fantasy novels, but for the past couple of years I haven't read anything that wasn't fannishly produced so I'm trying to fix that.

the fandoms (otps and brotps)
teen wolf: lydia/isaac, derek/lydia, derek/isaac, danny/ethan, allison/scott/isaac
hockey rpf: jonathan toews/patrick kane, sidney crosby/evgeni malkin, brandon bollig/andrew shaw
game of thrones: arya stark/gendry waters, brienne of tarth/jaime lannister, tyrion lannister + sansa stark

the journal (I'm bad at updating)
I've had this journal since the beginning of 2013, not that you'd know. I've got a really bad habit of deleting posts when I think I've done a bad job of them which means I go through my blog and delete basically everything every couple of months. If the posts are still around though, you can expect to find me talking about: television, books, films, occasionally politics and sports as I get more confident discussing them and music. I'll also post fanfiction from time to time and other fannish endeavours.

the links (you can also find me here)
tumblr: I don't post any of my own content there, it's just for reblogging
delicious: for keeping track of fic I love, and its a pretty good indicator of my main fandoms at any given time

the tags (super duper organised)
I'm going to be the first to admit it. I have organised tags. I can't handle random tagging, it doesn't work for me: never has and never will (check my tumblr okay, I'm even organised there too). Lemme give you a rundown on how the tags work. f: denotes fandom regardless of type (i.e. f: teen wolf, f: hockey rpf, f: hemlock grove)
p: denotes pairing, organised alphabetically by last name (e.g. p: isaac lahey/scott mccall, p: patrick kane/jonathan toews)
otherwise it dissolves into: tv -- episode discussions; music -- new discoveries, album reviews; books -- readathons, reviews; life -- travel, friends, family, school;
essentially there are tag stems and from there it branches off-- it's pretty easy to follow (at least I think!)
milkovich: (teen wolf » stiles stilinski)
2013-07-22 10:13 pm
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validation comes from giving it back to the people

Before I get started and you start reading, this is a personal post about my RL. It's public 'cause I don't mind anybody reading it if they want, but there's absolutely no obligation to comment at all. Seriously. I just like to clear my mind out a bit sometimes like this.

I've been catching up with a good friend of mine from before the move, we haven't spoken in a couple of years and he's a great person, and he was asking about the move. And now we're comparing stories 'cause he moved recently. 

It's nothing important, but talking to him helped me realise a lot about how I was feeling two years ago and helped me push past it. I think I'm a better person in some ways because of it, worse in other ways. But I wouldn't go back and change it. That's the most valuable thing I learnt tonight and for a silly reason, I wanted to remind myself of it. 

I'll be disappearing to university soon and that terrifies me to no end. But I managed two years in France without speaking a word of French, I reckon I can thrive back in the UK. I want to work harder and make myself a better person with every coming year. 
milkovich: (stock » girl ocean)
2013-07-11 06:48 pm
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and all my, all my faces are alibis

I signed up to do a kid fic big bang this year, and now (all of 24 hours later) I can't think of a good idea... I have one idea, but I'm not too fond of it.

Any body on my flist got any favourite kid fic tropes? Or favourite kid fics they could link me to that could give me ideas?
milkovich: (teen wolf » stiles stilinski)
2013-07-09 06:44 pm

oh I don't hold my breath

2013 read-a-thon
# re-read !! favourite ** linked review

i am number four pittacus lore what 
A mile later we are off the island and cruising across the bridge. The waters pass below us. They are calm and the moonlight is shimering on the small waves, creating dapples of white in the crests. On the right is the ocean, on the left is the gulf; it is, in essence, the same water but with two different names. (page 12)

a game of thrones georgr r r martin what
summary (page number)
milkovich: (teen wolf » isaac lahey)
2013-07-05 03:58 pm
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hello world wherever you come from

In a week or so my family and I will be spending a couple of days in Italy, and to prepare for it my Mum's asked us to pick a city and discover some interesting things to do in that city. I figured, since I'll be doing it anyway, why not make an interesting post for my journal while I'm at it?

things to do in FLORENCE

01 squares of florence
Florence's beautiful squares, most especially the Piazza della Signoria, are not only great spots for an impromptu afternoon gelato or an evening stroll, they are also open-air museums, brimming with statues and fountains. Check out our list of Florence's top squares to learn which ones your family may enjoy. [source]

02 The Museo Galileo
Among the more famous of its collections is the middle finger from the right hand of Galileo Galilei, which was removed when Galileo's remains were transported to a new burial spot on April 12, 1737. The museum features many artefacts from the 15th to 19th century, mostly pioneering scientific instruments including world globes, stethoscopes, navigation instruments and telescopes with accompanying videos to the exhibits. [source]

03 Ponte Vecchio
[...] most striking feature is the multitude of shops built upon its edges, held up by stilts. The bridge also carries Vasari's elevated corridor linking the Uffizi to the Medici residence (Palazzo Pitti). [source]

04 the cathedral of florence
Florence's cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The cathedral named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore is a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which can be seen in the crypt. [source]

05 piazza della signoria
The sculptures in Piazza della Signoria bristle with political connotations, many of which are fiercely contradictory. The David (the original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia) by Michelangelo was placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici. [source]
milkovich: (stock » girl ocean)
2013-04-25 09:00 pm
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this thumbnail sized heart is as black as coal

Music has one of those infallible qualities; it reminds us to keep on living.

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