aqua_alta: (Snape wand)
Okay, folks, may I draw your attention to this:

Cybele has written and posted a new HP fic!!!!!

It's a sequel to her Snarry fic "Tenacity of Purpose" and it's fantabulous!!!

We follow Harry to Egypt and, hand in hand with our hero, encounter a new world and a new life.

This story of [ profile] cybele_san's is firmly set in the world of the Harry Potter novels but it comes along with a very intense world building of its own as well as with quite a lot of insanely well written original characters. (Let me just say that there are at least three of them I fell in love with, one even almost as hard as I did with Snape back then...)

Honestly, it's [ profile] cybele_san at her very best! Superb story-telling, fantastic world building and insanely good character development. Not to mention searingly hot and intense sex scenes. *smirks*

And even though Snarry isn't the main focus of "What Doesn't Kill You", it's the underlying theme. And you know what? I didn't miss it ONE SECOND, because the story is just SO FUCKING GOOD!!!

Hey, it's [ profile] cybele_san - what else did you expect?!?!?!?

(A little PS: I had the great privilege to test-read that outstanding piece of writing for Cybele - it was a true pleasure!)

Okay, folks.

NOW. GO. READ. (Link to AO3)


Oh, and it's a 100k+ story, so you better grab some cookies and some good red wine and settle back back and just enjoy...

Help Needed

Feb. 5th, 2014 06:40 pm
aqua_alta: (Snape wand)
Hey folks,

I might need your help... I wanted to set up an AO3 account and apparently, you need an invite (just like in the good old lj days, it seems...). Does anyone of you guys have an account and can provide me with an invite? You'd make my day!!

Problem solved. :)
aqua_alta: (Snape wand)
Hell, I haven't updated this one in ages... Now is the time!! I stole this meme from someone on tumblr, but tumblr is not my scene, so I'm going to repost this here.

Bored? Bold which one applies to you.

You live within 20 minutes of your best friend.
You don’t have a best friend.
You live within 20 minutes of the last person you kissed.
You live within 20 minutes of your ex.
You have hugged someone in the last 48 hours.
You have had 3 or more boyfriends/girlfriends just this year.
You are Catholic.
You are atheist.
You are a brunette.
You have dated a blonde.
You are friends with a redhead.
You are taller than your mum.

You are taller than your dad.
You have visited the Statue of Liberty.
You have visited the Eiffel Tower.
You have visited Big Ben.

You have never been out of the country.
You own a Bible.
You own something with a Pentagram on it.
You have used a Ouija Board.
You have been a witch for Halloween.
You have been a zombie for Halloween.
You have your eyebrow pierced.
You have a Monroe piercing.
You have your nose pierced.
You have no tattoos.
You have more than 2 tattoos.
You straighten your hair occasionally.
You have worn a dress in the last 3 days.
You live somewhere that gets snow.
You were at your own house last New Year’s.
You were at a bar last New Year’s.
You slept through last New Year’s.
You have worked on Christmas Eve.
You have worked on Christmas.
You slept in your own bed last night.
You are dating the last person you kissed.

You regret kissing the last person you kissed.
You are wearing a necklace right now.
You are wearing something red.
You are wearing something blue.
You are wearing something purple.
You are currently listening to music.
You are waiting for something.
You have been whistled at.

You were creeped out by it.
You are a good speller.
You were dating someone in December of 2008.
You are still dating that person.
You have cheated on someone.
You have been cheated on.
You have been on a cruise ship.

You have camped out in your own backyard.
You are wearing something that doesn’t belong to you.
You wonder what will happen when you die.
You are afraid of the dark.
You write in all capital letters.
You have been told you have nice handwriting.
You have had a song written for you.
You have had a picture drawn of you.
You have curly/wavy hair.
You know someone with the same birthday as you.
You are a morning person.
You are a night owl.
You slept in past 10 am today.
You have big plans for next weekend.
Your job is stressing you out.
You don’t have a job.
You have never had a job.
You were fired from your last job.
You know some sign language. Two sentences, but still.
You will usually try something at least once.
You have been swimming in the last month.
You have taken a ballet class.
You have taken karate. Tae Kwon Do, but that counts. It's Korean Karate.
You have taken gymnastics.
You wish on shooting stars. Always!
You wish at 11:11.
Your birthday has already come this year.
You have been in a relationship that lasted longer than a year.
Your ex ended your last relationship
You were named after someone.
You like your name. Very much so!
Your last drink was water.
You have visited somewhere said to be ‘haunted’.
You have skipped school just because you didn’t feel like going.
You have taken medicine when you ‘feel a headache coming on’.

You are self-conscious about your body.
You have a hangover.
You have a pet fish.
You have had a Jehovah’s Witness show up at your house.
You have godparents. A godmother, she died a couple of years ago...
Your parents are still married. They were when my dad died a couple of years ago.
You are the oldest.
You don’t want kids.

You want more than four kids.
You have broken your arm.
You have had to get stitches on your face.
You have had an MRI.
Your fingernails are painted.
You like to draw.
You like to sing. Can't do it properly, though. Not for shit.
You can play an instrument. Define "can" - but I learned to play the recorder and the piano.
You borrowed something you really need to give back to someone.
You have cut your hair in the last week.
You wear glasses.
Your favorite season is Autumn.
You last rode in a car with a relative.
You last rode in a car with a woman.

You last rode in a car with the person you are dating.
You love Chinese food.
Your best friend is older than you.

You have to go to school/work tomorrow.
You answered every question truthfully.

Boring, I know. But a post is a post.... :D
aqua_alta: (Default)
*taps mike*

Yep, I'm still there. Ehm, still here, I mean. I read my flist every day. I sometimes comment. Still interested and, well, yeah, (t)here.

Re-read [ profile] cybele_san's fantastic "If You Are Prepared" over the weekend, and BOY, is that fic GOOD! It's just so good it's hard to believe.

I have read so many fanfics in various fandoms over the years and many, many of them were good. A lot were very good. There is A LOT of talent out there and a lot of wonderful, wonderful stories.

But IYAP is the best.

The best I ever read.

I love it to pieces, even after all those years.



*hearts IYAP*

Thank you, [ profile] cybele_san!
aqua_alta: (Default)
Oh, [ profile] ptyx! Thank you so much for that blue dragon!! *beams* What a lovely v-gift!!
aqua_alta: (Default)

You know, don't you...?
aqua_alta: (Default)
Thank you so much for the really sweet v-gift, dear [ profile] ptyx!!! *glomps*
aqua_alta: (Default)
Can you believe it's been more than a year since my last post? I can't. Weird thing, time.

For some reason, I can't bring myself to write a proper post...

Can you believe that I still log on to this lj twice a day (morning and evening/night) and read my friends' list twice a day?

You should, because it's true. I read my flist daily and I try & keep up with what's going on in your lives...

Well, well, well...
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Thank you so much, dear Anonymous Person, for sending me such a beautiful virtual rose!!!


[ETA:] Ooops, I just noticed that the beautiful rose actually isn't a new virtual gift but has been given to me in May 2007 already... Apparently lj has a new feature: the display of "recent v-gifts".

Well, the rose made me happy anyway!

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Just for the record: I'm still here and I'm doing fine. :-)

Hope the same goes for you guys!
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Happy Birthday, [ profile] naatz!!!

Have a wonderful day (and enjoy your party/celebration) and a fantastic new year of your life!!!

aqua_alta: (Default)
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That has to be the easiest writer's block question EVAHHH!!! I didn't have to think for a single second. O_O

My answer: THE sex scene between Anna and Stephen in Damage, me playing the part Juliette Binoche plays.

Hmmmmmmm, Jeremy Irons!

*off to work*
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Happy birthday, [ profile] ghostlyviolet!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day, my darling, and I wish you all the best!!!


I hope you and your loved ones are doing fine and everything is well on the other side of the pond. I sure am thinking of you. :-)

Immer noch und immer wieder.

*hugs some more*
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[ profile] carcharias, I'm thinking of you and my fingers are very firmly crossed for you!

Your presentation will be great (it was last week!) and you'll get through the discussion with merits as well! YOU CAN DO IT!

And then it will be ALL OVER!

The bestest of luck to you!!!

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Can it be the weekend already?


Other than that, I'm fine. It's summer in the city (and when it rains, it pours, so to speak - the forecast predicted up to 36°C today... A tad too hot, if you ask me, especially when you're working *g*) and everything goes pretty well.

But I'm tired and I want my weekend. NOW! No sugar. KTHX.

*rushes off to work*


Jul. 13th, 2009 07:32 am
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In a week and a half hubby and I are going to travel to Amsterdam for a long weekend (Thu-Sun)!!! Can you say YAY???!!

I'm so looking forward to that mini-holiday!



Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:41 am
aqua_alta: (Default)
Akinator, the web genius

He guessed the Pope, Cruella de Ville, Boris Becker and Anna Karenina correclty...


(Thanks, [ profile] ptyx, for the link!)
aqua_alta: (Default)
It's raining. I don't like rain when I go to work in the morning... I wish it would stop.


(Otherwise, I'm fine, BTW. In case you were wondering. ;-) )
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Okay, I know that some of you (I somehow have the Sidney/Australia crew in mind, but I'm not sure) are Star Trek Slashers and have been right from the start (or the birth of the galaxy, so to speak).

I need your help & guidance, please!

I'm looking for classic "best of the best" K/S fics.
(I like my Spock very much IC, btw. I don't buy him baking cake for Jim or something like that. He's the Snape of Star Trek (or rather: Snape is the Spock of Harry Potter) in that respect, I think. I like Spock distant (torn, of course, OMG the ANGST!!!) and "logical" and both of them struggling with it. *nods* Did I happen to mention that I like angst? and UST? and ST, for that matter? And pon farr? and and and??? *is greedy*)

Are there any of those fics online? Which are your favourites?

(And I'm not completely averse to recs of good K/S fic of the new movie kind (alternate time stream or whatever they're called nowadays...)

Thank you so much, guys! :-)
aqua_alta: (Default)
Off on another business trip. It's just away in the morning, back in the evening, though. Meeting with (sometimes nice, sometimes very annoying) colleagues at "headquarters".

And there are two treats waiting for me this week:

"Star Trek" tomorrow night with [ profile] carcharias and Claude.


"Angels & Demons" with [ profile] carcharias on Wednesday night.


See you tonight, folks!

*rushes off*
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