Empty Chairs and Empty Tables.

2013-01-31, at 20:40:14
I wanted to show you the new version of this song (from Les Misérables, the movie) but I couldn't embed it, so I chose this one instead. I haven't actually seen the movie, but I saw the play a few years ago (I think?) in Turku, and just.. woah. Les Misérables is such a heartbreaking, yet wonderful story.

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Day 9: A favourite picture of your best friend.

2013-01-31, at 18:10:36
#forever #alone Haha!

I've already posted pictures of my friends, and though I actually consider Christian my best friend, I'm goint go write about Whiskey. My relationship with Whiskey is kind of complicated: I like to cuddle a lot, and he doesn't like to be cuddled with, at all. So he kind of hates me. But if I feel down then I instantly feel a lot better if I get to cuddle with him, it's like magic or something.

I love him to pieces! <3

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All I want is the taste that your lips allow.

2013-01-31, at 16:51:33
Another rubbish day, I've spent the day studying maths for my exam tomorrow, and I still feel as if I'm trying to read Elvish or something. I honestly don't understand a thing. But then again, I'm not the only one, which is some comfort at least.

I'm just going to watch some TBBT now to cheer myself up, and then continue my quest to decipher the Elvish.

This is one of those days when I miss my boyfriend more than I previously thought was possible.

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Cheeky twins.

2013-01-31, at 11:52:00
I decided to make a collage with my favourite twins, Jack and Finn Harries! The top row is just Jack, though, because it's a lot harder to find pictures of Finn. I'm still having difficulties recognizing who is who, but I think Finn has a widow's peak and Jack doesn't. Finn's jawline is also different from Jack's, because Jack's face is  more elongated than Finn's. Finn also looks more mature than Jack.

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Truth of the day.

2013-01-31, at 09:21:14
Ed Sheeran is such a nice person! And the best thing about this picture is that it's true, you look nice today! :)

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Day 8: A place you've travelled to, and where else you want to travel.

2013-01-30, at 21:47:01
1. A place you've travelled to: Copenhagen, Denmark. I haven't really been anywhere else but to Sweden and to Denmark, but I really love it in Copenhagen! A friend of our family lives there, so we go to visit him every now and then. The Danes are amazing people, and Denmark is an amazing country! 
2. Where else you want to travel: Home. <3

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2013-01-30, at 19:55:46
Since the second episode of Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar starts soon, I thought I'd post the trailer here for those of you who haven't seen it. :)

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2013-01-30, at 17:01:37
You probably can't see it, but it was snowing when I took the picture.
I've been studying Finnish all day today, and I'm taking a short break before I continue with maths. I have two test left now, so I'm definitely beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I can't wait until 9 p.m. though because that's when the next episode of Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar will be on TV!  <3

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Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar.

2013-01-30, at 10:17:43
I finished reading Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar (Never dry tears without gloves) yesterday, and I'm rather bummed because I have to wait until the next book comes out now.
Torka aldrig tårar is the kind of book that leaves you absolutely speechless. The kind of book that makes you think about how quickly your life could turn around. The kind of book that makes you appreciate what you have, instead of long for what you don't have. It's the kind of book that makes you both laugh and cry. The kind of book that makes you feel.

It's a tragic story, but I think it's a story that needs to be told.
I must say, I really love Paul, who is a smaller character in the book, but still very important. He's just as flamboyant and bitchy as you imagine a stereotypical gay man should be, but there's still something very deep about him. He's funny, he's charming and he's got a kind heart.
I'm really happy because the next episode in the series will be on TV tonight! What kind of confuses me though is that the first episode ends where the first book ends, does that mean that the other two episodes will be spoilers for the second and third books?
"Love comes in many different forms.
It can be violent and passionate.
It can be quiet and unpretentious.
It can be jubilant and tragic.
It can be agony and suffering.
It can be pathetic and sometimes even a bit silly.
But there's one thing love can never be:
It can never be shameful."
- Jörn Svensson.

(Loosely translated by me)

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Day 7: What makes you happy.

2013-01-29, at 21:44:00
You all probably know by now that my boyfriend makes me very happy, so I'm not going to talk about that in this post, because it must get pretty boring if I talk about him all the time.

But here's a list of things that make me happy:

1. My cat, Whiskey. He keeps me company while I study, and he's the cutest effing cat ever! <3
    I have no idea how I'll ever survive without him when I move to London.

2. A good book and a hot cup of tea. Simple things like that make me feel very calm and peace with myself.

3. My friends, Malin, Emmi, Wilma and Linnéa. I feel like I really became a part of the gang after I started high school, and they're honestly the best friends you could ever have!
They mean the world to me! <3 

4. My readers! You're absolutely fantastic, all of you, even though I don't have that many! Your comments and encouraging words inspire me to develop my blog, and I love you all so much! So a huge thank you to each and every one who reads my blog! <3

These are just some of the things that make me happy. What makes you happy? Leave a comment below and tell me. :)

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2013-01-29, at 12:53:19
I've decided where I'll study after I graduate. I've decided to study English and Literature at King's College in London! I'm soo happy right now, and I'm also a lot more motivated to study hard now so that I can actually get into this school.
The school (divided into different campuses and libraries) is situated in central London, and I ran around in Google streetview trying to find the school for a good half an hour. This is the campus I'll be studying in:

Let's just hope that I'll be able to get into the school of my dreams! :)

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Not the best of days.

2013-01-28, at 21:08:36
I've had a bad day today, so I tood a day off from the internet (which resulted in a crapload of comments, notifications et.c. et.c. waiting for me when I returned about an hour ago), studied and read some Never dry tears without gloves.

This clip with Michael and Dregen really cheered me up, though, theyre two of my favourite musicians ever, and they're just crazy and so all over the place. You've got to love them! :')

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Day 6: Pet Peeves.

2013-01-28, at 11:41:07
1. Grammar goofs, especially if English is your native language. 

2. I like a lot of different fandom pages on facebook. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Merlin, Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory et.c. et.c. Now, some admins admin more than one page, and every now and then, an admin comes up with what he/she thinks is a brilliant post, and posts the exact same post on all of the pages he/she admins on. No. You just don't do that! It's like having to pay for the same item twice when you're out shopping!
Plus, I doubt the other admins will be too pleased, because you don't want your page to be the exact same as another page. Please, come up with original content for all of your pages, if you have to admin more than one.

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2013-01-28, at 10:27:34
Hiya, I just came home from school where I had to write two Swedish essays. I had to analyse Hamlet by William Shakespeare (as in, analyse the character based on a scene from the play) which was terrible. Both my friend and I felt like just writing a lot of swearwords at the bottom of the page and handing in our unfinished essays. Seriously.
Then I was supposed to write a sort of "fanfiction" or a fictional work based upon another text. That text made my blood boil, and very nearly made me cry in class. At first it was just about a boy who murdered another boy - sure, nothing too upsetting about that, but then he started talking about how that boy deserved to die, because he was gay. And that gays are like animals and don't deserve to live. 

I know that text was written in the 80's, when being gay was still considered an illness, but I literally felt sick while reading the text. What's worse is that there are still people who think like that.

So now I'm home, tired and in a rubbish mood. Happy day.

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2013-01-28, at 06:31:21
My world turns a little darker
And my day a bit more gloomy
Every time you go away

But just like after a long and dark winter
We appreciate the sun so much more
When spring finally arrives

We belong together
Like two sides of the same coin
We were instructed to write a love poem in Swedish class, this is the English version of mine.
Christian and I have been together for three months today, but somehow I feel like we've always been together. 
Then again, I've liked him for three years, and we've kind of been together for one.

When I was sad when he went home last time, my grandma tried to comfort me by telling me there will be a lot more heartache in my life, that I'm glad it's not goodbye forever, and that there will be many more guys after him. 
The thing is, there really won't be. And I know what you're thinking right now, "She's 17 and they've only been together for 3 months, she can't possibly know that!" No, I can't know that for sure, but there's no one out there that's more perfect for me than he is. <3

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Yesterday's look.

2013-01-27, at 21:32:15
Haven't worn eyeliner in ages. Had no idea how to paint it evenly. Is currently speaking in very weird sentences. Should really stop this right now. Siriusly.

My hair is getting longer, but it's still not long enough. And I want to grow my bangs out. Why did I ever cut them?!

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2013-01-27, at 16:23:34
I realised a few days ago that I spend a lot of time online and that the spare time I have I spend watching various TV-shows. I've also started drifting away from Harry Potter, and I can't help but wonder what happened to the girl who used to spend all of her spare time with her nose buried deep in a book, who read at least two books per week and who was constantly hunting for new books to read. My enthusiasm for books hasn't faded, I still love buying books, the only difference is that now they just stand on my bookcase, unread.

I'm also a very slow reader now, compared to how fast I used to read. This is a huge disadvantage when it comes to school too. So I'm thinking I might make a belated New Year's Resolution: I'll cut down on the hours I spend online, and start reading again. Because honestly, I can't stand seeing all of my beautiful books untouched. Books are made to be read, they love every one who opens them, one of my favourite books taught me that.

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Day 5: A song that inspires you.

2013-01-27, at 13:52:00
Do I really need to explain why?

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Journey with PewDiePie.

2013-01-27, at 12:11:51
I saw this video on Anna's blog yesterday, and I watched all 5 videos in a row. I fell completely in love with this game, but I don't know if I'd be able to play it myself because (since I'm quite curious) I usually run around exploring everything (meaning I run in directions I shouldn't run in, just because I want to see if there's something there) when I shouldn't.

Anyway, this game is so fudging beautiful, and it'd almost be worth buying a PS3 just to be able to play it!

On a different note, I know I didn't update very much yesterday, and that was because I had a terrible headache, felt a bit sick and sad and such, plus my friend ended up having to go to the hospital. She's fine now though, luckily, but I was really worried there for a while.

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Day 4: Your parents.

2013-01-26, at 19:30:32
I don't have any pictures of my mum and dad, and I don't think they'd appreciate having their pictures posted on my blog either, so I'll just have to describe them.
My mum is the craziest person on earth. Sometimes I'm actually worried, because usually she's kind of like "OK, I'm not sane, at all, but I'm not too horrible to be around," but then she has her "I've gone completely insane and you should call the mental hospital NOW" moments. She's usually quite good at scaring away all of my friends, and at embarassing me in front of boys (with "boys" I mean ex boyfriends). She's the best mum in the world though, and I can talk to her about anything. I love her so much, although it'll be completely her fault if I turn out to be some kind of psycho in the future...

My dad works at sea, so he's only home every other week. Some of my friends have told me they think he looks scary (that might be because he's really tall and big), but personally I've always thought he's more of a cuddly teddybear. He loves messing with me, like once when I was trying to eat and he'd just start laughing a really fake laugh that genuinely sounded like "he he he he," which of course made me laugh my arse off and nearly choke on whatever I was eating/drinking. When he noticed that it made me laugh, he kept doing it every other minute or so, and it took me about 15 minutes to finish eating. 
Both of my parents can be a bit overprotective sometimes (although I think they're much better now than they used to be), but it seems like they really know what's important to me. For instance, they let Christian come and visit me, and I'm so grateful for that, because they seem to understand how much he really means to me.

Even though my parents drive me crazy sometimes, I still love them so unbelievably much. When I move to England, I'll miss them more than I'll miss anyone or anything else. <3

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2013-01-26, at 12:03:59
I am sooo in love with the jacket in the middle (the one that looks like a leather vest on top of a hoodie) but it's like 105$ soooo. :c

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Keep calm and go to London.

2013-01-25, at 19:00:10
I wish. <3
Funny thing that happened today: I was writing the history test and I was about three pages into the essay, when I noticed I had started to write in English about half a page ago. So I had to erase half a page and write it in Swedish instead.

I've changed a few things in my design, just so you know. :)

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It's not a cry that you hear at night.

2013-01-25, at 15:46:06
A completely unserious, terrible cover of Hallelujah. I'm really not used to using my "soft voice" yet, so this was the only verse that you can actually listen to without dying. 

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Repost: Black angels and white snow.

2013-01-25, at 12:44:35
A short story I wrote a while ago, enjoy. :)

The icicles are glittering and shining, the snow lies white on the ground. The wind blows chillingly in under  Zacharias' leather jacket. The wind whips through the snow, and creates small whirlwinds of snow. If you'd pour out a bit of cocaine now, you'd never find it again. It would be united with the soft snow, and be forever gone. Zacharias doesn't like the thought of that.

He reaches for the inside pocket of his leather jacket and fumbles around until he can feel the empty bag, which had been stuffed with cocaine just a week ago. He then makes sure the money is still lying in his other pocket, and that it didn't fall out when he fell off the icy stone he had been sitting on earlier.

The wind makes the trees sway, and whips cold snow into his frozen face. An owl hoots behind a snow-capped spruce. Zacharias hoots back. Three short ones, three long ones, three short ones. After the last hoot has died out, a head appears behind the spruce. Then the rest of the body follows, after sharp eyes carefully scans the environment to make sure Zacharias really is alone.

Zacharias doesn't notice it's a woman at first, but when she  starts walking towards him, she releases the waist long, raven black hair she had been hiding under her beanie. Her eyes glide over Zacharias' face like a pair of icy blue crystals. She hooks her gaze into Zacharias' eyes, and Zacharias has a feeling that this isn't a woman you mess around with. She also looks very muscular for a woman.
"Are.. are you Laila?" Zacharias stutters.
"Depends on who's asking," the woman answers with a slightly hostile facial expression. Zacharias can't help noticing that her flaky lips don't move very much at all.
"Zach.. I'm Zach," Zach says, with a little more courage this time.
"And what do you want from me... Zach?"
"I'm just wondering if you.. if you could sell me some cocaine?" Zacharias says and clears his throat.
"How much are you willing to pay?"
Zacharias extends the small pack of money towards Laila.
"That won't get you very far," Laila huffs, "But I'll do you a favor, I'll be a bit kind, just this once. You'll get a full bag, just because I pity you. You must have been through hell and back to get here," she adds in a whisper, because she's sneaked up to Zacharias now. She sounds vaguely amused.
"But I haven't been through any hell.." Zach mumbles, but hands her the money anyway.
"So you thought it would be a fun thing, that it wouldn't be so dangerous. But you were very, very wrong," Laila hands him the bag and starts walking back towards her spruce with long, cat-like steps. Zacharias turns around and starts walking home.

When Zacharias gets home, he starts planning how he'll distribute his cocaine. He thinks that he can do one line on Thursday, two on Friday and five on Saturday. Then there will be a few leftover lines for Spike too, because Spike and Zacharias are going out on town on Saturday.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday pass quickly, and suddenly it's Saturday. There's a knock on Zacharias' door, and when he opens it, he sees the scarred face that's helped him throughout his life, with anything, anytime, anywhere. No questions asked.

"Are you going out tonight, or?.." Spike says with a grin, then he leans lightly against the doorframe.
"Of course I am," Zacharias says and answers Spike's grin.
"Is your mum home?"
"Dunno. Don't think so. I haven't seen her this week," says Zacharias offhandedly, like it's the most natural thing in the whole wide world that you haven't seen your mother for a week. Because to him it is. A shattered family and an alcoholic mother is his life.
"Good, can we do a line each before we leave then?"
"Sure, but would you like anything to eat first?"
"Thanks, but no thanks. I'm not very hungry," Spike grins, and stomps right into the flat without removing his muddy boots first.
"Suit yourself then," Zacharias shrugs. He then goes into the kitchen and looks for a remotely clean glass among the mess that's piled up in the sink. A plate slides loose and falls to the floor, where it shatters into a thousand pieces. Zacharias mutters, but lets the shards of the frosted glass plate lie on the dirty laminate flooring.

Zacharias puts the glass back onto the sink without drinking anything, then he walks to his room, where Spike has already found the bag of cocaine that Zacharias had hidden so carefully. Zacharias laughs, and thinks that Spike really knows him far too well. Spike pours out cocaine into two neat lines on a plate he found under the bed. He then takes out a short straw from his pocket, holds out the plate and the straw for Zacharias, but Zacharias shakes his head and nods towards Spike, and says, "Guests first, you know that.."
Then Spike presses his finger against his left nostril, while he uses the straw to snort up the cocaine through his right one.

He then hands the plate and the straw over to Zacharias, who imitates what Spike just did.
Spike and Zacharias are lying on the bed, waiting for the drug to start working.
"Ey, Zach. Remember that time when the High School boys attacked us? That was fun, wasn't it?" Spike says, and smiles widely. Zacharias thinks he looks as crazy as only he can be.
"Fun and fun.. I didn't think it was very funny to get a broken arm. Do you really think it's that damn fun to walk around with that scar in  your face?"
Spike smiles and shows off a shiningly white smile.
"Yeah, I do! It makes me look tougher, and people have been telling me I look older too. Have you any idea of how cool it is that people think you're 19, when actually, you're just 16?" Spike asks with a smug expression plastered on his face.
"That's just because of the drugs," Zacharias mutters grumpily.
"Let's go! It's far too boring here, I want some action!" Spike jumps up from the bed and starts looking for his leather jacket, Zacharias finds his own jacket after a moment of searching. 

Once out on town, it doesn't take them long to find a gang of familiar people. The rest of Zacharias' band The Hairspray Hooligans are there too, but they're too drunk to take any notice of Zacharias. The gang moves through Vasa city, wreaking havoc and destroying numerous swings, staircases, climbing frames, mailboxes and lampposts as they go. Then they stop outside of Subway, because apparently someone in the gang is hungry. So everyone press themselves through the door, and manage to disturb the few diners that were already in there, eating peacefully up until a minute ago.
But Zacharias and Spike stay outside, a short distance away from the door.

Zacharias takes out the small, black plastic plate he always carries around in his pocket, and the straw. He then takes out a small bag with white content. He stands so that his back is facing the wind and pours out two neat lines on the black plastic, the contrast is stark.
The streetlight flashes. In the corner of his eye, Zacharias can already see the black angels, and he knows that if he pulls this line now, they'll only become more visible. The black angels scare him sometimes.
"Ey, Zach, are you going to do  your line or not?" Spike hisses impatiently, while he's glancing around nervously, especially at the door.
"Of course I am," Zacharias answers calmly, and repeats the process he's so familiar with by now, then he hands the plate to Spike.

The black angels are dancing around him, around and around in fast-paced dance. They're pointing at him, laughing at him, pressing their sly faces close together to whisper about him, they're mocking him for his weakness. That's when he sees her. Like a red angel with golden hair, she's standing there, and the black angels are slowly fading away as his feet start walking towards her of their own accord, there's nothing he can do about it.
When he's finally standing in front of her, he's shaking, but he's still trying to start a conversation. 
"Hi, I'm the singer in The Hairspray Hooligans, have you heard our music?" he squeaks out.
"Sorry, I don't associate with junkies," she answers, purses her nose and takes a puff of a cigarette a boy in designer clothes hands her. The boy gives Zacharias a triumphant look and takes the girl's hand. Then they walk away, leaving Zacharias there alone, empty as a black hole.

The days pass by and Zacharias tries, to no avail, to find the beautiful girl again, but he can't find her anywhere. He feels like she's his only hope, like she could make everything ok and help him through his weakness. Laila isn't around anymore either, so he struggles with getting cocaine again, just when he needs it the most. But when he finally gets some, he buys enormous amounts, all by himself.

It's Friday, and Spike's knocking on the door again, then he drags Zacharias out on town. They eat at McDonalds, they laugh, and Zacharias feels completely welcome and safe with Spike. Spike starts a ketchup war against Zacharias, and they get thrown out and banned from McDonalds, both of them completely covered in ketchup, and they're laughing like they've never laughed before. Zacharias is lying crouched up on the snowy ground, and Spike has to lean against a lamppost because he's having difficulties standing up. For a moment, Zacharias actually forgets the girl that's been haunting his mind for the past week. And that's when he sees her.
There, at a street corner, she's snogging a guy in tight pants and a leather jacket. The streetlight flashes. Zacharias feels like someone's hit him very hard in the stomach.

The roof above him is spinning, the whole room is rotating. It's his room, but he doesn't recognize it. He bites his lower lip so it starts to bleed. It tastes like copper. The taste of the blood makes him feel sick. Then he falls asleep, surrounded by black angels that whisper in his ear, whisper about death and hell.

It's morning when Zacharias wakes again, and the angels are gone. Instead his mother is sitting at the bedside. She's crying, and her mascara has painted thick, black streaks down her wrinkly, spotted face. Zacharias wants to ask her why she's crying, but his throat is far too dry, he can't make a single sound. So she starts talking instead.
"Spike called me from your cellphone yesterday, he told me that you'd taken far too much cocaine, that it was serious this time.. so I came and picked you up. Everything is my fault. I'm a bad mother, and if I had only been a better mother from the start, you would never have started using drugs," she sobs.
The cocaine, Zacharias now remembers that he did four lines at once.
"Thankyou mum. Can you leave my room now?" he asks sternly, ignoring his mother's tears.

His mother sighs and cries some more, but then she finally leaves him alone. Zacharias thinks. About his mother, who is never there. About the cocaine, that he can't get enough of. And about the girl, that he can never get at all. Because she doesn't associate with junkies. He lies there and thinks for hours.

When he's done with the thinking, it's already dark outside, and his mother has popped her head into his room several times to ask him if he'd like anything to eat. But now he knows. He knows what he has to do. 
He pokes about his drawer, looking for a pen and paper, and when he finds what he's looking for, he thinks about what he should write, but he can only think of one thing.

"I'm so sorry, I love you Spike." he writes with a shaky handwriting and leaves the paper on the pillow, he then does two last lines of cocaine, and hides the rest where he knows only Spike will find it. He takes his leather jacket and sneaks out into the night.

He's standing very close to the edge and wonders if anyone will miss him. Spike will miss him, and Zacharias will miss Spike too. "Soulmates until death tears us apart," Spike would always say when they were lying in Zacharias' bed, higher than two skyscrapers. Then he'd grab Zacharias' hand and hold it tight.
His mum, she'll probably miss him too. But Zach's missed her his whole life, so he thinks that it's her turn to miss him a little.
And the girl, she probably won't even know he's dead.

He's standing on the edge, watching the black water rush by. It's the only thing that hasn't frozen yet, but it's icy cold. The black angels are back again. They're happy. They know they'll soon get what they want. Zacharias takes off his leather jacket and his cellphone, and lays them down on the snowy ground a short distance away. He walks back to the edge with heavy steps, a tear falls from his cheek and he whispers out into the night. "For you, because you'll never be mine," he whispers, and the wind snatches his words away as soon as they leave his lips. Then he falls. He is no more.

The wind creates small whirls in the snow. The icicles are gleaming. The streetlight flashes, then dies.

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Mikael Saari - We Should Be Through.

2013-01-25, at 10:32:58
This guy will be competing in UMK (our version of Melodifestivalen), and if he wins, he'll get to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö this year. All I can say is that I prey to Merlin that he'll win!

If he wins, Finland might even have the slightest chance at winning. At least we won't look like complete and utter fools, like we do almost every year. Because this is brilliant, and I love his voice!

But then again, this is Finland. It's not like people will be smart enough to vote for him.

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Day 3: Your First Love.

2013-01-25, at 10:13:53
Books. My first love was books, I fell head-over-heels in love with books after I started school, and I spent my whole days reading. I know you probably expected me to tell you about a boy or something, but doing that wouldn't be right, because that wouldn't be telling you about my first love.
I'm a weird fox, I know.

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Michael Monroe live at Viking Grace.

2013-01-24, at 19:59:42
Here's a video that dad recorded of Michael Monroe performing live at Viking Grace. :)
I don't know how great the quality is, because he recorded it with my old camera, but daaaaamn that man is awesome. <3
Michael Monroe has inspired me so much throughout my life, and he's one of the (very) few reasons to why I can actually say I'm proud to call myself a Finn. His stage presence is so amazing, he's so passionated and he's such a wonderful person. I'm proud to say that he's one of my idols!
Here are the autographs that dad got me.

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Day 2: Nicknames.

2013-01-24, at 19:31:00
Even though my real name isn't Melody, that's the name I prefer. I got it from a random name generator a few years ago. First I called myself Melody Marvelous, because that was the name I got, but later on I wanted something more personal and that didn't make me sound so self-absorbed, so I came up with "Moonchild."
JamJam usually calles me Melly, and when I can't be bothered with typing out Melody, I usually go for Mel.

Because my real name is Claudia, my friends seem to think it's funny to call me Cladde, which I really can't understand. And, quite frankly, it's ugly as fudge. 

Edit: Emilia wants me to add that she usually calls me Claudis. Izzo calls me Claudis too. :c

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Pop Danthology 2012

2013-01-24, at 19:15:00
I just noticed this amazing video! All of the songs might not be that great, but together they're totally awesome! And this must have taken hours and hours and hours to make!

On a different note, our examweek starts tomorrow, and my first exam is in history. I thought I'd revise a bit today. I've read about 10 sentences. To my defence, I really feel like I've studied enough already, so I spent a few hours just singing instead. It's cool when you realise just how much you have developed since you started singing!

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The world's greatest dad!

2013-01-24, at 15:34:48
I have the world's greatest dad, just look at what he brought home from work yesterday! He told me last Sunday that Michael Monroe was on Grace, and that he might be able to get his autograph for me, and then he called later and told mum that he'd been able to find him and that he had signed two cards for me!
Apparently, they also talked about me, Michael wanted to know if I'm into music et.c, and dad told him I sing and that I write my own songs. 

Dad also brought me my favourite candy, M&M's and Toblerone. <3
A nice surprise was the Lacoste bag, that I might use as a schoolbag. I have a similar Fred Perry one, but it started to fall apart after only a few months.

I'll write another post about Michael later. 

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Colin Morgan wins the NTA's Best Male Performance.

2013-01-23, at 21:30:04

Colin Morgan wins the NATIONAL TELEVION AWARD... by justcolinmorgan

I'm soooo fudging happy for him! He deserves it, he's such an amazing actor and throughout my years with the Merlin series, he's come to mean so much to me! He's so handsome in this video, and his accent is just PERFECT!

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Blogchallenge, Day 1.

2013-01-23, at 20:42:23
I've decided to start a blogchallenge that I'm stealing from my friend >Malin<. 

Introduce yourself:

I'm 17 years old, I love writing, singing and nail-art. I'm a blogger, an admin, and I'm absolutely terrible at introducing myself.
A recent picture of yourself:

This is the most recent picture of myself. :)

15 interesting facts about you:
1. My real name is Claudia, but I prefer Melody.
2. I started singing when I was 13, and sang through my nose. I've never taken any singing lessons.
3. I'm a huge supporter of the LGTB community.
4. I believe that you can't really claim that you're 100% gay or 100% straight, you just haven't found the right person to change your mind yet.
5. I've been a Potterhead since I was 11 years old, and not getting my Hogwarts letter was the most depressing thing ever.
6. I feel like I was born in the wrong country, I belong in Britain, not Finland.
7. My eyes change colour between a bright kind of blue and a ashy grey colour.
8. I'm actually a terribly boring person.
9. My favourite subject in school is English, which might be kind of obvious.
10. Even though my natural hair colour is blonde, I had purple, black and dark brown hair before I became a redhead.
11. I think Ed Sheeran has the most amazing voice on earth, he's Ginger Jesus!
12. I'm an introvert person, meaning I have to be alone for a while every day, otherwise I feel absolutely dreadful.
13. I used to be a figure skater.
14. I'm running out of facts.
15. These facts weren't very interesting. :)

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Christian Walz - Wonderchild.

2013-01-23, at 19:57:55
I remember this song from when I was young, and it's still an amazing song. It's one of those songs that you could listen to for days on end, that you can just disappear into, and that you never get tired of. <3

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Harry Potter tattoos.

2013-01-23, at 09:01:17
Some HP tattoos that I'm completely in love with. I have an idea for a HP tattoo that I want, but I won't tell you here because I don't want anyone to steal it. It's awesome and very meaningful to me though. :)

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Turn on the street lights!

2013-01-22, at 22:17:20
In my town, they turn off the street lights in some parts of town after 12 a.m. I noticed this during Christmas break when I looked out the window and was shocked by the complete darkness that I was faced with. Luckily, Christian was here then, otherwise I would've been terribly scared.

It's not only scary that they turn off the lights, it's also dangerous. They probably reckon no one will be out after 12 a.m. in a small town like this, but the risk of an accident happening is much bigger now if anyone actually has to go anywhere in the middle of the night.
I want Dumbledore's deluminator. :c

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My ship is canon!

2013-01-22, at 16:13:08
Julian Murphy (creator of Merlin) confirmed that Merthur is canon (meaning real; a part of the original story) in the commentary to 5x13. I can't breathe! <3

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Union Jack.

2013-01-22, at 15:51:08
I really need to do something about my hair soon..

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Classical music.

2013-01-22, at 11:21:24
I stayed up quite late talking to Christian about classical music yesterday, because we discovered that we both like classical music. Classical music is something that's very underrated nowadays, and most people my age seem to just dismiss the mere thought of even listening to classical music. I find it very calming, soothing and magical, though.
This is my favourite classical piece ever, it's so powerful. 
This is Christian's favourite classical piece (apparently):

This is a piece that I spent hours and hours looking for last week, it's so beautiful!

And of course, you can't forget Mozart when you're talking about classical music:


I'll stop boring you to death with classical music now. :)

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Have a laugh.

2013-01-21, at 21:08:29
Inspired by my turquoise jeans, I decided to paint my lips blue, and failed. Miserably. 
I look generally crappy today, that's why I didn't upload a facelook with my outfit, but now you get one anyway. 
The flash does horrible things to my eyebrows.. :c

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As it is in Heaven.

2013-01-21, at 20:47:38
We finished watching this movie in Swedish class today, and I must say, it's a lot better than I expected it to be.
It's amazing, and the end broke me completely. It's so sad, yet this feels like something that could actually happen. It brings up topics like domestic violence, bullying that leads into abuse and relationship troubles.
At the same time it's a wonderful love story, not only between people, but between people and the music too.

"Ever since I was a little boy, I've had a dream: To create music that opens people's hearts."

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The Hunger Games Adventures.

2013-01-21, at 18:04:05
Does anyone play the Hunger Games game on Facebook? It's the only Facebook game that I've ever played, and I love it!

The story doesn't follow the book or the movie, and I don't think you get to go into the games at all (I'm not that far into the game yet, though, so I'm not sure) but basically you just get to run around and complete quests.
It might not sound very fun, but it definitely is! :)
Here you can see some of my Forest Escape, note my cute pets in the upper right corner. And yes, I made Christian start playing this too.

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2013-01-21, at 17:14:12

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Hand chain.

2013-01-21, at 10:20:08
I've wanted to have a hand chain for ages now, but I've never been able to find one anywhere, so yesterday I decided to make my own hand chain. I don't know if mum was too happy about me rummaging around in her stash of jewelry pieces, but she'll just have to deal with it. I doubt she'll miss anything anyway!

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R.I.S. Dave Lepard.

2013-01-20, at 17:36:46
It's been 7 years since we lost Dave Lepard now, and even though I've drifted away from Crashdïet's music (and rock music in general) lately, I still feel sad whenever I think of him. He was a wonderful, free spirit. <3

Crashdïet used to mean the world to me, they helped me become who I am today, so it'd be a shame if I let this day go unnoticed.

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Sleep hangover.

2013-01-20, at 12:55:51
I woke up with a terrible headache today, apparently it's called a sleep hangover when you get a headache after sleeping too much. Apparently my body thinks that over eight hours of sleep is too long.
Then the internet told me that coffee would help, so I made myself a cappuccino but I accidentally poured in way too much sugar, which made it nearly undrinkable.

Oh well, at least my headache is gone and it's time to study my arse off again. See you later!

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Mutual Weirdness.

2013-01-20, at 12:30:34
“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

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Lift Prank, Sam Pepper + Jacksgap.

2013-01-20, at 12:08:28
Last Friday Wilma asked me if I've seen Jacksgap and Sam Pepper's lift prank video, which I hadn't. I don't know how I managed to miss this, because it's hilarious! However, I think that some of the pranks are a bit disrespectful, especially when there are young children in the lift, but they're funny as hell anyway! :')

I'm amazed that they didn't get thrown out of the lift!

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One Direction, do they all swing the same way?

2013-01-19, at 22:19:51
I found this picture on 9gag today, and I'm not a Directioner so I know nothing of their sexual preferences, but I'm just amazed by the way they act on photographs. I mean, who grabs your friend's crotch (or even arse) on a picture you know is going to end up on the internet?

Being gay is just fine, being straight is just fine, being a unicorn is just fine too, but please, no matter what your sexuality is - keep it in the bedroom.

I feel like a nagging old lady right now. 

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Captain America.

2013-01-19, at 21:13:28
I just watched Captain America, and I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't as amazing as, for example, Iron Man, but it was definitely interesting! The end was very sad though.
Have you seen it? If you have, what did you think of it? :)

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This Is Not The End - Clare Maguire.

2013-01-19, at 20:23:36
I am so in love with this song, it's perfect in every way and Clare's voice is amazing! This song also fits Merlin and Arthur perfectly. It reminds me of The Parting Glass, which is just a huge plus, because I love English folk songs. It's also fun to sing because of the vibrato and all.
"I wrote that a week after my grandfather passed away. It was the hardest time of my life. I wanted to write something that was a dedication to him and to the Ireland he came from. So I wrote the lyrics and based the music on 'The Parting Glass,' which is a traditional folk song he loved. I love Johnny Cash. And I wanted to imitate the reeling you get on his records that he's almost talking directly to you when he sings."
~ Clare Maguire

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Merlin phone case.

2013-01-19, at 18:15:54
Because it's virtually impossible to find cases for other phones than iPhones, I decided to decorate the hideous clear plastic case that I already have with a Merlin sticker from my Wizardology book. 

This is the result:

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2013-01-19, at 14:04:53
This would be heaven for me... Wherever this is, I'm moving in!

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2013-01-19, at 11:04:31
These are the birthday presents my sister gave me, a candle that's supposed to smell like oxygen (whaaat?!) and a teacup. I love the cup, it's enormous, but I have yet to test the candle.

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2013-01-18, at 22:43:04
A cheeky list about me. With heaps of smileys. Because that's what I'm really like. Not like when I'm blogging and have to stay classy.

Are you single? ➔ Nope.

Are you happy? ➔ I'm both happy and sad.
Are you angry? ➔ Not right now, no.
Are your parents still married? ➔ Yes, they are. :)

Birth Place? ➔ Turku, Finland.
Hair Color? ➔ Natural is golden blonde, but right now I'm a redhead.
Eye Color? ➔ They change, but usually a blueish grey.
Birthday? ➔ January 1st.
Mood? ➔ A bit melancholic.
Gender? ➔ Isn't that quite obvious, haha? 
Lefty or Righty? ➔ LEFTY! :3
Summer or winter? ➔ Neither, autumn!
Morning or afternoon? ➔ Afternoon.

Are you in love? ➔ Very much so. <3
Do you believe in love at first sight? ➔ Yes, deffo. :)
Who ended your last relationship? ➔ Uhm, I'm not quite sure. We both did? Kind of?
Have you ever broken someone’s heart? ➔ Yeh.
Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ Do friends count?
Have you ever had a secret admirer? ➔ Nooo, because I've always been the geeky girl that no one likes. :c
Have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ Yes, but I did it for someone else.

Love or lust? ➔ Love.
Lemonade or iced tea? ➔ Iced tea!!! 
Cats or Dogs? ➔ Cats. Meow. :3
A few best friends or many regular friends? ➔ A few best friends (I love you girls <3)
Television or internet? ➔ Internet. Gosh, I'm not stupid.
Pepsi or Coke? ➔ Pepsi all the way, hey!
Wild night out or romantic night in? ➔ Romantic night in, I'm not the partying kind. 
Day or night? ➔ Night, deffo.
IM or Phone? ➔ Phone.

Been caught sneaking out? ➔ Nope, I don't do that kind of stuff.
Fallen down/up the stairs? ➔ How do you fall UP the stairs? O.o
White water rafted? ➔ No?
Finished an entire jawbreaker? ➔ Eh, no.
Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ Yes. 
Prank called a store? ➔ No.
Skipped school? ➔ No comment...
Wanted to disappear? ➔ Yesh.

Smile or eyes? ➔ Eyes!
Light or dark hair? ➔ That depends on the person, doesn't it? 
Shorter or Taller? ➔ Is it even possible to be shorter than me? :s
Intelligence or Attraction? ➔ A year ago, I would've answered intelligence, but now it's definitely attraction.
Hook-up or Relationship? ➔ Relationship.
Funny and poor OR rich and serious? ➔ Funny and poor, definitely!


Last Phone Call? ➔ Eh, can't recall. (Now laugh!)
Last phone call you received? ➔ Probably from my grandma.
Last person you hung out with? ➔ My girls at school. :3
Last thing you ate? ➔ Polly. I feel sick now. :c
Last thing you drank? ➔ Water, oh glorious water. <3
Last site you went to? ➔ Like, website? Probably Facebook, even though I have 6 tabs open at once...
Last place you were? ➔ My living room? (Currently sitting on my bed)

Do you and your family get along? ➔ Yeh.
Have you ever run away from home? ➔ No, not that I can remember.
Have you ever gotten kicked out? ➔ Noo.
Do you have any brothers or sisters? ➔ A half. :)

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Right now:

2013-01-18, at 20:10:00
I've managed to read about 60 of the 170 pages I need to read for my history exam, and now it's time for Polly, Dr.Pepper and The Big Bang Theory, because I'm actually worth it right now. Even though I still don't like Dr.Pepper, I drink it because it reminds me of Christian. :)
One bag of Polly is waaaay too much Polly for just one person though. Does anyone feel like coming over here to share it with me? 

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How I do my eyebrows.

2013-01-18, at 19:47:34
Derpy tutorial on how I do my eyebrows, because a make-up video was requested but I don't really use make-up anymore.

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It's too cold outside for angels to fly.

2013-01-18, at 17:38:50
-20 degrees outside today, me no likey. :(
Our school is seriously the coldest place on earth during the winter, and although I was wearing a shirt, hoodie and a thick scarf, I still felt as if I was on the North Pole. It's nice to try to concentrate during class when you're that cold.
I really don't understand why people move to (quoting Christian) "penguin countries" like Finland (and, apparently, Sweden too). Half of the year it's dark and cold as fudge, and then when summer's here, most people just complain about it being too hot. I would gladly swap this weather for London's rain anytime.

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Blurry vlog.

2013-01-18, at 14:19:20
My first real vlog, at least on this blog, just to let you know why I wasn't very active yesterday. 
And I should really get new editing software, the video was in HD before I edited it. Crap. :c
Please leave a comment and tell me if you think I should continue making vlogs? Pretty please?

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Quote of the day.

2013-01-18, at 13:06:49

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Sia - My Love.

2013-01-18, at 07:55:44
I found this song a few days ago (it was in a Merlin video, eheh) and fell completely in love with it. I don't care if it's been in Twilight, it's terribly beautiful and magical. It fits Arthur and Merlin perfectly. <3
Tonight you will sleep for good, you will wait for me, my love.

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Why BBC?

2013-01-17, at 08:56:08
Because Benedict Cumberbatch, that's why. <3

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Andrew De Leon.

2013-01-16, at 20:32:31

So. much. fudging. respect for this guy! He's an amazing singer, he's truly an individual, he's gorgeous, he's talented, and I'm literally crying right now.

Never judge a book by its cover, never judge a man by his looks.

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2013-01-16, at 19:55:20
I want the Union Jack leggings. And the space leggings. And the nebulosa leggings. Oh just fudge it - I want them all!

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15 reasons to ship Merthur.

2013-01-16, at 16:51:14
I die of laughter every time I see the fourth reason! :')
This video is just perfection! The love between Merlin and Arthur is just so obviously there throughout the series!

Platonic love, my arse.

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Blurry picture.

2013-01-16, at 16:01:59
Yes, I literally live in this hoodie right now. 
I chose to wear a pink lipstick and lipgloss today, because I desperately want it to be spring or summer already.
Walking to the store in a minor snowstorm during my lunch hour wasn't fun at all. :c

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Merlin gif's.

2013-01-16, at 11:15:00
Good job, Mel, good job. 
I completely failed the test. Like almost everyone else.
Cute Merlin gif's aren't optional at this point, I need them to feel better. :)

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2013-01-16, at 07:59:58
My breakfast today, dad bought me Starbucks yesterday so I brought one to school. <3
I have a Swedish test today, history of literature. I should be excited, because that's what I'm going to study in England for a few years after I graduate, but I just couldn't be bothered with it. And I feel like nothing I read yesterday stuck. And I'll probably fail the test miserably. Yaaay. :))

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Prince - Purple Rain.

2013-01-15, at 19:47:42
My friend asked me a while ago if I actually listen to Prince (because I have a postcard with his face on the wall), and yes, I do, occasionally. I was listening to one of my playlists on Spotify today, and Purple Rain started playing, and I've been listening to it ever since. It's such an amazing song, and perfect for the mood I am in today.

I absolutely love the end of the song. <3

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Overly Attached Cat Owner.

2013-01-15, at 15:28:09
Overly attached cat owner - check!

I literally can't be in the same room as Whiskey without scratching him underneath his chin or kissing him on top of the head every five seconds, I pick him up and cuddle with him much too often even though I know that he doesn't like being cuddled with.

I just can't help it, because he's the cutest cat on earth. I know I call him fat, lazy, ugly et.c. but he's actually the cutest, bestest cat you could ever have!

"I am not amused."

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Glassless Vs. Glasses.

2013-01-15, at 15:07:58
I wore my glasses to school today, for the first time in ages. My hair doesn't feel like cooperating with me today, and it's curlier than ever. 

Anyway, this is my facelook for today (with and without glasses), at least I had the time to do my eyebrows and put on mascara today!

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Alexander Vlahos.

2013-01-15, at 08:31:00
Alexander Vlahos, who plays Mordred in Merlin, is certainly a piece of real eye candy. Just look at that smile, and the jawline! Such a cutie!
By the way, would you be interested in seeing the BBC quiz my friend and I created? I could post it so you could test your knowledge of BBC. :)

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I'd like to see them try to do the things I do.

2013-01-14, at 16:40:28
I'm working on a BBC quiz with Wilma for English class right now, it's fun coming up with false answers for the questions, trying to mindfuck the readers as much as possible!

When I came home from my long and tiring day at school today, dad informed me that someone's offered me a job at a small local shop where they sell like lottery tickets, tickets to local shows et.c. I'd get to work on Saturdays every now and then, and both mum and dad were pretty disappointed when I said I didn't want it. Mum started nagging me about having to start thinking about future jobs, and dad started complaining that the only thing I ever do is to sit in front of the computer.

I have no intentions whatsoever to put aside my current interests, that might very well develop into my future job just to work now. I have all the time in the world to work myself to death later, because right now I'm busy stressing myself to death in school. I'd like to see mum and dad try to keep up my grades like I do, maybe they haven't noticed, but I actually spend most of my spare time studying, and the rest of the time goes into my blog, that I write because I want to develop my English and because it's good to write every day.

Today is just one of the days when I really want to curl into a ball next to my boyfriend and just cry for a while, but instead I have to study (surprise surprise) alone. 

I'm also sorry for bothering you with my angsty posts, but this is just how I feel right now and I thought you 'ought to know.

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Amanda Fondell - Made Of

2013-01-14, at 10:23:06
I have a long day in school today, 8-4, and then I have to study, so I'm not sure whether I'll have time to update later today or not.

Have a nice day! <3

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New In.

2013-01-13, at 17:26:44
The cheeky jeans I bought from Vero Moda yesterday in a turquoise, minty colour. I love them!

I also bought a crystal necklace from Glitter, and mum bought me a brown eyeshadow from MUS.

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2013-01-13, at 14:04:56
I started playing DrawSomething last night, thinking that I'd suck at it completely, but I actually find it rather enjoyable. I was appalled, however, when the person I was playing with didn't know who Hawkeye was. I mean, has she been living under a rock for the past year or something?!

If you want to play with me, my username's MelodyMoonchild! :)

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T.T.L. Deep Shadows - The Hunger Games (Original Version).

2013-01-13, at 13:41:16
This is the song that was in the original The Hunger Games trailer, and I must say, it gives me fudging goosebumps. The Hunger Games has one of the best soundtracks ever and the soundtrack fits the movie perfectly. 

This song also makes me want to start figure-skating again, because I can imagine skating to this song. I can imagine every move, every glide, every jump, every pirouette. Everything.

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Starbucks Ice Cream.

2013-01-12, at 23:31:41
Oh. dear. Merlin. I need this! Starbucks has been my saviour ever since I started high school, and there are days when I wouldn't have managed without it! 
The fact that the tub says "coffee free" is a drawback though, but I suppose a pint of ice cream would contain quite a lot of caffeine if it wasn't coffee free, so it's probably better that it is.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

2013-01-12, at 21:39:33
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is on tv right now, and of course I'm watching it. It's one of my favourite movies of all time, and it's like an older version of The Avengers!

A huge plus is that Dorian Gray is very handsome in The League.
It's definitely worth watching if you haven't seen it before, and even if you have seen it before, it's always worth watching again!

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Updates and much too small feet.

2013-01-12, at 19:16:24
I had originally intended to spend the whole day in bed reading Never dry tears without gloves today, but instead my mum and dad dragged me along to a shopping center to find new winter shoes for me, since my current ones give me blisters. We found a gorgeous pair of sneaker-ish shoes, but they were way too big for me, even though they were size 37. All of the other shoes I liked were either too cold or too big. 

That's the problem with my feet, they're perfect for high heels since it's easy to find heels in smaller sizes, but trying to find flats is just a nightmare. I have much too small feet. :(

So we didn't find any shoes, but I found a cheeky pair of jeans and a wonderful necklace that I'll show you tomorrow! For those of you who wanted to see a video of my room, I have to clean it first and I really don't have time since I have to spend the day studying tomorrow. I might manage to make a video after school someday, perhaps Tuesday or Wednesday. What I'm trying to say is that it will take a while, but it will be up! :)

Regarding the cover, I've been planning something with a friend of mine, but that might also take time and we're not 100% sure on what we'll do yet or what the end result will sound like!

I actually like my eyes today! :)

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Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank.

2013-01-12, at 16:51:16
I just found the funniest YouTube video of all time! I laughed way more than I should have at the guy at 2:40, he looked like he didn't believe his eyes and like he was expecting a driver to magically show up every time he turned away. :')

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Meow for fashion.

2013-01-12, at 11:59:43
I found these while looking around on H&M's website yesterday, and even though I find the cat kind of cute, the first thought that popped into my head was "Who in their right mind would wear clothes like these?"
I mean, sure, I see their charm, but personally I wouldn't be seen dead in them.

Do you think they're hot/not? :)

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A huge fudge off.

2013-01-11, at 22:12:14
I just noticed that my ex posted the whole story of our break-up on his admin page on Facebook, so that his fans would "know why he's still depressed and might not update that often."

I mean...

1. Didn't it occur to him that I might find it hurtful? (But then again, why would he care about that anyway)
2. He's changed the story to suit his taste.
3. He's made me look like a completely heartless bitch.

Year = Ruined.

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That's so me.

2013-01-11, at 17:17:42
I found an amazing Tumblr today and I just have to share a few pictures with you!
Can you identify with any of the pictures? :)


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Tumblr Accent Challenge.

2013-01-11, at 16:00:32
Awkard Mel is awkward... but here's the Tumblr Accent Challenge!

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Cheeky owl.

2013-01-11, at 08:50:57
I was looking through some photographs I took yesterday, and I noticed my cheeky owl in the background, looking very stalkerish. It's my Ikea owl, and he's sooo cute but a bit creepy. 

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2013-01-10, at 20:21:06
Here, have an unflattering picture of a very tired Mel with very little make-up on. This is what I've looked like for the past couple of days now, because I can't be bothered with putting make-up on in the morning anymore.

I'm going to make an effort tomorrow though, because I'm going to film the Tumblr accent challenge tomorrow!

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Naildesign: Pink meets gold.

2013-01-10, at 20:12:49
Something simple, to ease my way back into the nail-art universe! 

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People's Choice Awards.

2013-01-10, at 18:03:57
Here are some of the winners of the People's Choice Awards, and the Twihards got the "Favourite Movie Fan Following" Award, which is proof that people shouldn't have a choice at all.

If you want to see the rest of the winners, just click the picture! :)

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Isn't it ironic?

2013-01-10, at 16:16:29
We had to write book reports during Swedish class today, and I was going to write about Never dry tears without gloves, so I reserved it at the library, but it turned out that I was second on the list so I had to read Inkheart during Christmas break. Well, guess what arrived in the mail today? A letter saying that I could pick up Never dry tears without gloves at the library. Like, isn't it ironic that I could pick it up just a few hours after I wrote the fudging book report?

Anyway, school was tedious today. Finnish is a terrible subject, but I actually understood the math for a change. Then I wrote the book report (and I was stressed as fudge because I had to write it again when I had like 20 minutes left, because I noticed I had forgotten some things in the beginning. This is why I always prefer to write on my laptop.) and then I had music class for about an hour.

I've been in a lousy mood since yesterday evening, and I have a huuuuge blister under my foot because my shoes are too big, so I can just barely walk. I'm going to go to the store now, though, and then I'm going to paint my nails and watch a movie, because I don't have very much home-work for tomorrow.

I'm just wondering, should I watch Captain America or Thor?

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90% of people...

2013-01-10, at 08:58:16
I'm one of those 90%, because I'm too lazy to check things in my dictionary. 

Do you do this? :)

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Clicky clicky!

2013-01-10, at 06:56:19
You haven't missed the new Bloglovin' button in my menu, have you? Well, let me tell you a secret! If you click it and follow me on bloglovin, you'll make me very happy, and you might even get a virtual hug (I'm the best at virtual hugs!)

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The PERFECT outfit.

2013-01-09, at 20:46:14
Top - Wildfox Couture, Shorts - BikBok, Gypsy Headband - Vidakush.myshopify.com, Ring - rocknrose.co.uk, Shoes - Dr.Martens.

I definitely wouldn't say no to this outfit! But the Dr.Martens have to be a bit worn down in order to look good, in my opinion. Plus, since this is supposedly a summer outfit, it would be quite hot.. But who cares? It's gorgeous!

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Baby, I'm the worrying kind.

2013-01-09, at 19:28:06
Whiskey scared the crap out of me this week, because he had been gone since Monday evening, so I almost started to think he was dead or something, until he came home a few hours ago. He was dirty, scared and hungry, so we think he might have been trapped somewhere.

I'm so glad that he's finally home again. He means the world to me, even though I usually call him fat and stupid, he's the best cat ever. <3

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National Television Awards.

2013-01-09, at 16:52:17
As the proud almost Brit I am, I decided to vote in the Natiolan Television Awards yesterday. Very much to my horror, though, I discovered that they wanted me to choose between Sherlock and Merlin. In what universe is that even possible?!

I also had to choose between Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Morgan. Whyyyyy must they be so cruel?
I won't tell you who I voted for, but I really think you should go and vote now. You can do that >here< or by clicking the pictures. :)

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Help wanted.

2013-01-09, at 09:44:02
I want your opinions, what do you want to see? :)

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My Christmas gift for Christian.

2013-01-08, at 20:20:55
This was the necklace I gave/made my boyfriend for Christmas. He has a lucky pick, and I sneakily found out what it looked like and ordered it (although they only had like a 10-pack or 12-pack or whatever it was, so he got a lot of spare picks too) online. I then bought a chain and (with a lot of trouble) managed to make a hole in the pick to fit a small ring through the hole and then the chain through the ring. It required a lot of effort, but it was well worth it! 

I really hope he liked it. :3

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Outfit & Facelook.

2013-01-08, at 17:27:00
I feel so much like Sheldon Cooper with a geeky t-shirt and a longsleeve underneath! My hair didn't want to cooperate with me at all today though, it just looks terrible and weird. 


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Sickest tag ever.

2013-01-08, at 15:43:13
Some of you might have heard of the #CutForBieber tag on Twitter, Facebook et.c. For those of you who haven't, it's a tag that was started by 4chan, where people posted fake pictures where they had "cut themselves". This was because they wanted to play a sick joke on the Bieber fans, after Justin Bieber was caught smoking a joint of marijuana, and they wanted to make it look like they were trying to get Bieber to stop smoking by cutting themselves.

Even though it was all meant as a joke, Bieber fans soon picked up on it and actually started to self-harm, trying to get Bieber's attention. 

I mean, this is the sickest tag ever to circulate around the web. Even though some might actually be stupid enough to cut themselves just because Bieber uses marijuana (let's face it, there are a lot of worse things he could be doing), many others who already self-harm might see it as an opportunity to get attention, and others who might have had thoughts about self-harm can now get that final "push" to actually do it.
Justin Bieber isn't to blame for this, those sick bastards who started the tag are.
I can't even begin to express how upset I am right now!

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A list.

2013-01-08, at 10:20:54
I decided to fill in a list, so you can get to know me better. :)

[x] You love hoodies. 

[ ] You love jeans. 
[ ] Dogs are better than cats. 
[ ] It’s hilarious when people get hurt. 
[ ] Shopping is torture 
[ ] Sad movies suck
[ ] You own a car racing game
[ ] You played with hot wheels cars as a kid.
[ ] At some point in time you wanted to be a firefighter.
[x] You owned a ds, ps2, n64, or sega. 
[ ] You used to be obsessed with power rangers. 
[ ] You have watched sports on tv.
[ ] Gory movies are cool. 
[ ] You go to your dad for advice.
[ ] You own like a trillion baseball caps. 
[ ] You used to collect hockey cards. 
[ ] Baggy sweats are cool to wear.
[x] It’s kinda weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people. 
[x] Green, black, red, blue, or silver are one of your favorite colors. 
[x] You love to go crazy and not care what people think.
[ ] Sports are fun.
[x] You talk with food in your mouth. 
[ ] You sleep with your socks on at night. 
[x] You have fished at least once.

[x] You love to shop. 
[x] You wear eyeliner.
[x] You wear the color pink.
[x] You go to your mom to talk.
[x] You consider cheerleading a sport. 
[ ] You hate wearing the color black. 
[x] You like going to the mall.
[x] You like getting manicures and/or pedicures.
[x] You like wearing jewelry. 
[x] You cried watching "The Last Song"
[x] Dresses are a big part of your wardrobe. 
[/] Shopping is one of your favorite hobbies. 
[x] You don’t like the movie Star Wars.
[ ]You were in gymnastics.
[x] It takes you around one hour to shower, get dressed, and make-up. 
[ ] You smile a lot more than you should.
[x] You have more than 10 pairs of shoes. (Sooo many)
[x] You care about what you look like. 
[/] You like wearing dresses when you can.
[x]You like wearing high heel shoes. 
[x] You used to play with dolls as little kid. 
[ ] You like putting make-up on others. 
[ ] You like being the star of everything.
[x] I am shorter than 5′5″. 
[x] I have many scars. 
[x] I tan easily. 
[x] I wish my hair was a different color.
[x] I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color. 
[ ] I have a tattoo. 
[x] I am self-conscious about my appearance. 
[ ] I have/have had braces. 
[ ] I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger.
[ ] I have more than two piercings. 
[ ]I have/had piercings in places besides my ears.

[x] I’ve gotten lost in my city. 
[x] I’ve seen a shooting star. 
[x] I’ve wished on a shooting star.
[x] I’ve seen a meteor shower. 
[ ] I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.
[ ] I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator. 
[ ] I’ve kicked a guy where it hurts.
[ ] I’ve been to a casino. 
[ ] I’ve been skydiving. 
[ ] I’ve gone skinny-dipping. 
[ ] I’ve drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour. 
[ ] I’ve crashed a car.
[ ] I’ve been skiing. 
[ ] I’ve been in a musical. 
[x] I’ve caught a snowflake or snow on my tongue. 
[x] I’ve seen the northern lights. 
[ ] I’ve sat on a rooftop at night. 
[x] I’ve played a prank on someone.
[x] I’ve ridden in a taxi. 
[ ] I’ve seen the rocky horror picture show. 
[ ] I’ve eaten sushi. 
[ ] I’ve been snowboarding. 
[ ] I’m single. 
[x] I’m in a relationship. 
[ ] I’m engaged. 
[ ] I’m married. 
[x] I miss someone right now. 
[ ] I’ve gotten divorced. 
[ ] I’ve told someone I loved them when I didn’t. 
[x] I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did.

[/] I can sing well
[ ] Stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant. 
[x] I open up to others easily. (Way too easy)
[ ] I watch the news.
[ ] I don’t kill bugs.
[ ] I sing in the shower. 
[/] I am a morning person. 
[x] I paid for a cell phone ring tone. 
[ ] I am a sports fanatic. 
[x] I twirl my hair. 
[x] I care about grammar. 
[ ] I have “?”’s in my screen name.
[ ] I’ve copied more than 30 cd’s in a day.
[ ] I bake well.
[x] My favorite color is either white, yellow, pink, red, blue, black, purple, or orange. 
[ ] I would wear pajamas to school.
[ ] I like Martha Stewart. (Who?)
[ ] I know how to shoot a gun. 
[x] I laugh at my own jokes cause they’re funny 
[ ] I eat fast food weekly.
[ ] I’ve not turned anything in and still got an a in a certain class. 
[x] I can’t sleep if there is a spider/ cockroach in the room. 
[x] I am ticklish. 
[x] I love white chocolate. 
[ ] I bite my nails.
[/] I’m good at remembering faces. 
[/] I’m good at remembering names. 
[ ] I’m good at remembering dates. 
[ ] I honestly have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

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Curious cat.

2013-01-07, at 20:50:33
I took the opportunity to use Whiskey as my model (to get used to my new camera) while he was sleeping on mum and dad's bed today. At first he didn't really mind me, then he became curious (and nearly scratched my lens), then he just got annoyed with me, as you can see in the last picture.

He's the cutest cat ever, though, and I love him so much. <3

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The Script - Hall of Fame ft. will.i.am.

2013-01-07, at 18:38:47

I found this song while surfing around on youtube today, and even though I've heard it on the radio before, this was the first time that I really listened to the lyrics. I realised that the lyrics is actually very powerful, and the song's very inspiring. 

You can reach your dreams, if you just work hard enough!

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Cure for heartache.

2013-01-07, at 18:08:44
I really couldn't sleep at all last night, because I'm still upset, so I stopped trying around 2-3 a.m. Luckily, Christian had the same problem, so I talked to him for a while, which made me feel both a bit better and a bit worse. I then read The Hobbit for the rest of the night, and I really didn't want to get up at 6:30, but I had to go to school.
After lunch I decided to go home though, because I'd already had History and Swedish, which were the most important classes today, and I really couldn't focus on anything.
I ran to the store and bought some Ben & Jerry's and geeked around with the Hunger Games game on facebook for a while.

I really have to get myself together now though, and to stop being this emotional. I can't afford to get behind in school just because of this. :s

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2 Choir Boys Sing the Meow Song.

2013-01-07, at 15:53:49
My mum showed me this today, and I found it so hilarious. I really don't understand how they can keep their faces straight... And the boy to the right sounds so much like an actual cat, it's almost creepy.

They're amazingly talented though!

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What happened?

2013-01-07, at 06:25:24
This is a screenshot I took before I went to bed yesterday, and when I logged in this morning, it had gone up even higher. I really don't know why I've gained this many new readers, but welcome anyway! It's so nice to see that someone actually reads my blog! :)

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The End Of The World-year.

2013-01-06, at 18:34:00
Here's a brief summary (in pictures) of 2012, starting with March 2012 because I can't be bothered with downloading the pictures from my archive on my old blog.
I had a photoshoot with my friend Sanna, and got some amazing photographs.
I started watching Sherlock, and fell head-over-heels in love with the show.
I became obsessed with The Hunger Games and started adminning on a Hunger Games page on facebook.
I became more serious with my nail-art, and started painting more difficult designs. I also became an admin on a Harry Potter page o facebook.
I decided to start a treatment for my red cheeks, which turned out to be a waste of money, since it didn't work very well. I later found out that the only treatment that gets rid of the redness is a painful laser treatment.
We had to come up with and complete a final project at the end of 9th grade, JamJam and I decided to do a collab and started Project Runaway, a two-person band. We later decided to rename our band to Red Velvet Cake.
I took a lot of walks throughout the summer, mainly because I had to get some of my frustration, anger, anxiety and sorrow out of my system. Walking has been my way of dealing with things ever since.
I fell in love with Shel Silverstein's poetry.
I was supposed to go to Pride in Turku with JamJam, but when we got there, there was no Pride. So we went to see Batman: The Dark Knight Returns instead = a day well spent.
I started making more gif's, most of them completely pointless.
I made my own dreamcatcher-necklace, something I'm still very proud of!
I ate a lot of Ben & Jerry's.
I made my first mug cake, which wasn't a complete success. It was quite tasteless.
I fell in love with space, and wanted to wear it on my nails.
I found the refrigerator of my dreams.
I experimented with make-up.
I started putting more thought into my outfits.
I became addicted to Starbucks.
At the beginning of 2012 I made a terrible mistake, a completely wrong decision. But, as a friend of mine told me, life has a funny way of guiding you back onto the right path, even if you make a bad decision. I believe that this decision still made me realise just how much Christian means to me, and it made me really see his beauty for the first time. I'm so glad I have him, because I wouldn't be where I am today without him!
Merlin became my biggest obsession, and BBC completely broke my heart.
I decided, once and for all, that England will be my future home. Hopefully I'll live in London someday!
England is where I truly belong.
I started putting more effort into my blog, and gained a few more readers. I plan on keeping this up, and to develop my blog as much as possible (this will be easier now that I have a proper camera too). Blogging is my biggest hobby, and it's something I could never live without!
I found new friends in the blog universe, something I've never done before. I also found a lot of amazing new blogs to follow!
I got my first quality nailpolish, and fell in love with it!
Christian became the most important person in the world for me, and he's helped me through so much. He's also helped me to accept and love myself for who I am, rather than to hate myself for who I'm not. 
He's the most perfect man ever! <3
2012 has been the best and worst year of my life, but I sure as hell got the best start to 2013 you could ever imagine!

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The best compliment.

2013-01-06, at 17:15:07
This is the feedback I got on my English composition before Christmas break. I got 95p/99p, and the teacher rarely hands out scores that high. The topic was "Life online - "Anyone who spends a lot of time online doesn't have a life."

I am so proud of this, and it's the best compliment any teacher has ever given me, because this is proof that my English is really improving, and that it's worth the struggle. I will definitely continue to work on my English, so that I can live my dream life as an editor and author in London someday.

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Birthday Presents.

2013-01-06, at 16:36:24
1. An Avengers box set that was actually supposed to be a Christmas gift to me from Christian, but since he wasn't here then, it was a belated gift. It's quite possibly the most epic gift you could ever receive, and I've been meaning to watch the Hulk, Thor and Captain America movies for a long time now. I also made Christian watch the Iron Man movies with me while he was here. I'm so glad that Christian really knows what I like! 

2. The birthday present Christian gave me, I feel like he's really spoiling me. :')
It's a wonderful necklace, and it's already replaced the frog necklace that I used to wear 24/7.
I have the world's most amazing boyfriend ever. <3
3. The most surprising birthday present was the Nikon D3100 camera that mum and dad gave me, along with a bag for the camera, a lens, a memorycard and some other things for the camera. I also get to "borrow" mum and dad's old tripod, which works perfectly fine, which means I might be able to start filming nail tutorials now. Since I got a new phone (which I absolutely love) for Christmas, I never expected to get a fudging camera for my birthday! I'm so grateful for it, but it will probably take a while for me to get used to it and to develop my photography skills, so you're going to have to bear with me while I experiment with this.
4. These arrived a few days after my birthday (if I remember correctly) and were supposed to arrive before Christmas, so they were actually a belated Christmas gift from my mum. I love, love, love the Sherlock one, and the Doctor Who t-shirt is cool, even though I'm not a hardcore Whovian.
The t-shirts come from my number one favourite online store, redbubble.com, I love the page because you can find almost anything on there and customise the print (you get to choose whether you want it on a t-shirt, hoodie et.c, and you get to choose the colour too). It's heaven for a fangirl!

I also got tea from my sister and lottery tickets from my cousin and uncle. But the absolute best gift was having Christian here for my birthday. <3

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Yesterday, you were here with me.

2013-01-06, at 12:11:27
And you're miles away
And yesterday you were here with me
Ooh how I miss you
My symphony played the song that carried you out
And Ooh how I miss you
I miss you and I wish you'd stay

The past week has been the best week of my life, because I got to spend it with my love. Even though we didn't do very much, it was still wonderful and simply amazing, and we fit together so perfectly. It's not like we have the same interests, or tastes in music, and I absolutely hate scary movies, but somehow we just click. I've never felt as safe and secure as I do with him, and I've never felt as loved as I feel when I'm with him.
Even though I love him more than life itself, and I miss him so much I think my heart might break any second now, the introvert in me heaved a huge sigh of relief when he left. Of course I wish he'd still be here with me, but being around someone 24/7 is really hard for me. I'm used to being alone for at least a few hours a day, and I need that to function properly. It was well worth it though!

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I miss your arms around me.

2013-01-05, at 22:23:11
To say that I'm OK right now would be lying.
The stars lean down to kiss you
And I lie awake and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere

'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly
But I'll miss your arms around me
I'd send a postcard to you, dear
'Cause I wish you were here

I'll watch the night turn light-blue
But it's not the same without you
Because it takes two to whisper quietly

The silence isn't so bad
'Til I look at my hands and feel sad
'Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly

I'll find repose in new ways
Though I haven't slept in two days
'Cause cold nostalgia
Chills me to the bone

But drenched in vanilla twilight
I'll sit on the front porch all night
Waist-deep in thought because
When I think of you I don't feel so alone

I don't feel so alone, I don't feel so alone

As many times as I blink
I'll think of you tonight
I'll think of you tonight

When violet eyes get brighter
And heavy wings grow lighter
I'll taste the sky and feel alive again

And I'll forget the world that I knew
But I swear I won't forget you
Oh, if my voice could reach
Back through the past
I'd whisper in your ear
Oh darling, I wish you were here

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My favourite Pottermore moment.

2013-01-05, at 18:35:00
This is, by far, my favourite Pottermore moment yet. I love the Hippogriff's, they're such magnificent creatures, and the artwork here is just amazing!
(Just thought you 'ought to know)

If you're on Pottermore, which is your favourite moment? :)

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Twin Mail.

2013-01-04, at 14:00:00
I know I've posted videos of these two twins before, but they're so hilarious and so cute!
I'm actually thinking about sending them a letter, but since they're both at UNI now, I don't know if they'd get it?

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A perfect life.

2013-01-03, at 15:54:05
The "Happee Birthdae" cupcake that mum made me on my birthday.
I just want to pop in to say that I'm having a great time with Christian, and that I've had the best end to 2012 and the best start to 2013 you could ever imagine. Our days are quite uneventful, basically we just watch a bunch of movies every day, but it's still a perfect way of spending the day. 

Christian's kidnapped my acoustic guitar right now, not that I mind though. It's nice to just listen to him play, it's what he loves to do, after all.
I've gotten the best Christmas gift and birthday present ever, and the birthday present I got from mum and dad was amazing! I'll show you guys later.

Have an awesome week! :3

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Colin and Bradley.

2013-01-03, at 10:26:00
Colin Morgan and Bradley James are probably two of the most attractive men on earth, I mean, just look at them.. Colin's eyes and Bradley's lips are to die for!

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Pisses me off.

2013-01-02, at 18:20:00
What I found on one of Ed Sheeran's videos a few weeks ago. I can't even begin to explain how much this pisses me off, I mean, the whole idea that any fan would be better than another just because he or she started listening to Ed before he became "mainstream"? No, that's just ridiculous. You're a fan if you love Ed Sheeran and his music and if you enjoy it, it doesn't matter how long you've listened to him.

The same with Potterheads, because some Potterheads think that you can't be a "true" HP fan if you've only watched the movies. Same again, it's your love and dedication to Harry Potter that determines whether you're a fan or not, not whether you've read the books or "just" watched the movies.
I'm sick of those fans who want to be better than all the other fans. They're just making themselves look like idiots.

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Happy Birthday to me!

2013-01-01, at 11:00:00
I'm turning 17 today, and what more could I wish for if not to have my dearest boyfriend here? 
I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve, and that you have an even more wonderful New Year's Day!

I might make an entry about my presents and such, if I have any time. I'd rather not spend any time in front of the computer while my love is here..

Also, a HUGE Happy Birthday to Colin Morgan, who's turning 27 today!

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