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See? It didn't take me too long to post the last part. ;)

Okay, for my last day in Wales I had a very special (at least for me it was special ^^) location in mind, I wanted to see and explore. I even bought a torch in Merthyr Tydfil for the occasion. ;) So, what do you think it was I wanted to see? Right. A cave! But not just any cave. I wanted to visit Porth yr Ogof which was Balinor's cave, and it also appeared in "Aithusa".

But first I had to get there... and that wasn't too easy. I took the train to Aberdare, and then the bus to Penderyn, but I couldn't get any nearer than this, which meant I had to walk the rest of the way, around 6.5 km or 4 miles (one way). Well, that didn't sound too bad, but I hadn't thought of the differences in altitude. The road I took went up and down, up and down. *lol* But finally, after about 1 1/4 hours I arrived at the "Four Waterfall Car Park", also the location of Porth yr Ogof. At that point I didn't even want to think about the fact that I had to walk all the way back again. ;)


This is what the information board at the car park said:
"Porth yr Ogof is a popular cave system consisting of approx. 2.5 km of underground rivers, dry passages, pools and submerged passages known an sumps."
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Hi again! ;)

Something I probably should mention is that I had no car, so, wherever I went I took the train or bus... or just walked. ;) Sometimes it gets really interesting, when you have to think about a particular route or place you wanna go and how to even get there. ;)

So, on Tuesday I made a trip to Merthyr Tydfil, but on the way there I got off the train at Quaker's Yard, a tiny little village halfway to Merthyr Tydfil. Thanks to merlinlocations I learned that the Pontygwaith bridge, where Uther and Lady Catrina had their picnic, had to be nearby. After actually finding the secluded trail indicated on the map alongside the river, I took a nice stroll and arrived at the bridge about half an hour later.


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I'm back for two weeks already, but somehow never found time to post anything from my latest trip to good old England and Wales. So, what about now? ;)

First (same as last year) I went to London Film and Comic Con, which was even bigger than last year due to the new location, Olympia Kensington.


And this was only part of the ground floor, there were three more floors with guests, photo booths, stalls (many, many stalls!) and lots more!

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In The Flesh vid and a new journal

Hi guys,

I've to admit, I have absolutely no idea why I never posted my latest ITF vid on here... O_o
I made it back in June after the series finale and only posted it on a couple of forums *shame on me*.

But before I'll finally show it to you, I've got an important announcement to make! :D

I created a new livejournal, one solely for my fanvids! *tadaaa*

So, hop over to julesvids, have a look and let me know what you think! :D

And there you'll also find my latest creation, another Kieren/Simon vid. :)

See you on the other side...


I'm back!

I had a lovely holiday. I attended LFCC in London, went to see Martin Freeman in Richard III, and did loads and loads of sightseeing in the beautiful Waterfall Country of South Wales. And what did I bring back? Yeah, you guessed it! Pictures! Tons of pictures! :D It took me a few days to sort them out, but finally I'm ready to post them. Hope you enjoy. :)

First a few pics of the London Film and Comic Con 2014. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of myself on Saturday when I did the first cosplay at a con in my life. I went as a PDS sufferer (and if you still don't know what that is, watch "In The Flesh" already! *lol*) and scared quite a few people with my white-out contact lenses. ^^ And one girl actually recognised my costume, she told me how much she loves ITF and even asked for a picture. That felt weird somehow, but kinda cool as well. :D

I actually had a photo shoot ticket with Anthony Head that day (I swapped it for my Jack Donelly shoot, which I couldn't attend because I had to catch my train to Neath on Sunday), but they cut the shoot off at no. 100 ( I had no. 188) and did the rest late in the afternoon. But because we were going to see Richard III, I had no time to wait for that. Damn! Two missed photo shoots in a row! :( At least I got my photo with David Hewlett on Sunday! Yay!

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Richard III was a very peculiar play, full of violence and gore, and it definitely won't become a favourite of mine, but Martin Freeman was amazing! I really loved his acting even if it reminded me a bit of Watson. *lol*

As for the pictures of my time in Neath, I'll give you a link to my photobucket (there're even some comments ^^), because they're way too many to post them here. ;)

Enjoy the beauty of South Wales! (Well, at least a tiny part of it.)

[In The Flesh] 18 icons

This was probably inevitable, when I fell head over heels for this incredibly terrific show. *lol*
So, here're some icons... hope you like them (even if you still don't know the show - shame on you! :P)

001 002 003
004 005 006
007 008 009
010 011 012
013 014 015
016 017 018

Table generated using angelamaria's Icon Table Generator.

Usual rules: Feel free to snag, but please give me some credit. ;) And please don't hotlink. Thanks. :)

Photo meme - day 30

Day 30 - a photo of something big

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I thought a picture of the really huge fireworks in London for New Year 2014 was fitting for the last pic of this meme. :D

It has been great fun! I hope you enjoyed it as well. :)

And thanks for all your lovely comments! :D


Photo meme - day 29

Day 29 - a photo of something small

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So sorry for being late all over again... real life got very busy these last days and on top of that I was really struggling to find a picture of something small.
So, in the end, I'm going with this horse fly I came across outside the Clearwell Caves. It's not exactly small, in fact it was enormous!!! O_O At least 6-7 cm long, very scary. Made a sound like a whole bee swarm. But in comparison I suppose it's still small, even when it scared me to death when it flew directly at me. *brrr*


Photo meme - day 28

Day 28 - a photo of something/one special to you

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As I'm not feeling comfortable posting pictures of my family (they're the most special to me), I'll go with London. ;)


Photo meme - day 27

Day 27 - a photo (or photos) that tells a story

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One morning when I came into my lab, the fire brigade had already been there. Why? Because there had been loads of smoke and an atrocious smell coming from our lab. All because of what you see above. ;) We had left those flasks in the heating cabinet over night to let them dry out after sterilisation - and only at about 60 degrees celsius at that. But unfortunately, the cabinet had a short and must have been heating up to way over 120 degrees and that melted almost everything inside, except the glass and the basket. *lol*

The blue stuff you see on the flasks are actually the caps. The flasks are supposed to look like this:


And the yellow stuff around the basket is actually what was left of our pipette tips, which are supposed to look like this:

My colleague was pretty upset about it, but to be honest, I thought it was just fascinating, what enough heat could do to our stuff. *lol*
The smell was pretty awful though and it would linger for a long, long time...


Photo meme - day 26

Day 26 - a photo of something old

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A gargoyle at the walls of Pierrefonds Castle. ;)


Photo meme - day 25

Day 25 - a photo that represents an emotion

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I'm sorry (again) for the delay, but I actually wanted to take a picture related to the short movie "Das Tor zur Welt", which had its premiere yesterday at the International Short Film Festival in Hamburg where it was very well received. :D
I suppose most of you know that my brother was one of the producers and DoP of this short movie. And it was brilliant! Honestly, I really did love what they made of it! The movie was smart, funny, sad at times, but heart-warming as well, and the underlying message something we all can relate to: "Just look up from your phone and see what happens around you. It's worth the look!" :)

I took the picture at the launch party afterwards and IMHO it shows a lot of emotions: Joy, relief, pride and everything in between. ;)

The old man in the left hand corner, Michael von Rospatt (79), was the main character in the film. He was very sweet, if a bit cheeky. *lol* We chatted quite a bit and I loved his enthusiasm for the whole thing. ♥

Great movie, great day, great everything! :D


Photo meme - day 24

Day 24 - a photo taken indoors

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This is my London wall tattoo in my living room. :D


Photo meme - day 23

Day 23 - a photo looking up

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Looking straight up at the sun through the canopy of the trees.
I hope this is something you like, solarnutcase. :)


Photo meme - day 22

Day 22 - a photo looking down

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Another picture of my scenic flight above my hometown and the edge of the Baltic sea. :)


Photo meme - day 21

Day 21 - a photo of a special moment for yourself, your family or a friend

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Maybe it's a bit shallow, but this was definitely one of the best days of my life, when I visited the set of SG-1 and SGA back in 2007. ;)
Photo taken at the Bridge Studios, Vancouver.


Photo meme - day 20

Day 20 - a photo taken within half a mile of your home

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Sorry for the lack of pictures these past few days. I was extremely busy with other stuff *cough* vidding *cough*, and I honestly had no picture taken within half a mile of my home *shame on me*. So, today, I went and took this picture. It's part of the old town wall and the high tower in the background is the old castle gate, one of the main gates to the inner city of Luebeck. And yes, it's just around the corner... less than 100 metres off my front door. ^^


Yes! I did it! :D The first vid in almost one year... *hangs her head in shame*

But I really couldn't help myself, this little show (which got a BAFTA for "Best Mini Series" last week) just got me hooked like crazy.
And yes, there're zombies. And no, it's definitely not what you expect. So, I dearly recommend you give it try, if you don't know it. ;)

As for this vid...although there're still two episodes left in the series, I *had to* make it now, before they break my heart. There's just no chance in the world Kieren and Simon will have a happily ever after...not even in death. ^^

So, without further ado, I'll give you my first "In The Flesh" vid...enjoy! :)

Fandom: In The Flesh
Music: Your arms feel like home by 3 Doors Down
Genre: slash, angst, h/c
Pairing: Kieren/Simon
Rating: PG-13
***Spoilers up to 2x04***
Length: ~ 3 min
Download (104 MB, zip)

Photo meme - day 19

Day 19 - a photo of something you see most days

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This is a sculpture of two dolphins in front of my working place. Well, I admit you can't really see them under all that snow, but that's what I see every morning when I arrive for work (the dolphins, not the snow, silly! :P)


Photo meme - day 18

Day 18 - a photo with a road/street sign in it

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I'm pretty sure there are several people on my flist who will know why this street sign is significant. :D
Picture taken in Vancouver, Canada.