Dienstag, 30. November 2010

Christopher Rice: A density of souls

A Density of SoulsA Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


I was under the false impression that there had to be Vampires in it. That must have been because if his mom, so I apologize.

However, I still think it would have been better if at least one of the characters had been a vampire. Maybe they still turned up towards the end, I don't know, because I abandoned the book in the middle.

Why? Because the author was too inexperienced (yes, I know his first novel and all) and I think this not just reflected in the prose but also in the plot. One out of the many different subplots would have been enough. As it was it seemed as if they all were necessary that the story progressed but they didn't hold my interest. And in this there were repetitions which didn't do anything in forming more three-dimensional characters. Also I was surprised at the reasoning and behavior of the characters. (I'm not talking about the abuse or denial of the self, because I get those. I mean more like... why don't you ask people directly when you want to know things?) They behaved like no people behave in RL. And since they weren't vampires (not to my knowledge anyway), their behavior didn't make sense. Or their reasoning. Or anything.

To sum it up: I was not impressed and have read more confident fanfictions than this book.

Plus: no Vampires. *g*



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Montag, 29. November 2010

photoshooting: streetlight


On Saturday I tried my hands at a night shoot... okay.. evening shoot but it was dark. And cold. so cold that after one hour I couldn't press the shutter because my fingers were numb.
Anyway, I think I learned a lot by it and would  like to thank Julian for being such a trooper.

Am Samstag hab ich mich in der Kälte an einem Nacht... okay.. Abendshooting versucht. dabei hab ich so einiges gelernt, aber nach einer Stunde waren meine Finger so taub, dass ich kauam noch den Auslöser drücken konnte.
Ein großes Dankeschön geht an Julian, der mit mir in der Kälte ausharrte.





I think the last one looks so photoshopped, but it really isn't. Long time exposure ftw!

Das letzte Foto sieht aus wie frisch gephotoshopped, ist aber garnicht bearbeitet. Lange Belichtungszeiten sind genial!

Sonntag, 28. November 2010

in search of: snow


So far it hasn't snowed here. Well not really anyway. But I wanted snow. So I went in search for some and I found it. Now I'm happy.

Bis jetzt hat es hier noch nicht so recht geschneit. Aber ich will Schnee. Also gings in den Odenwald und ich hab welchen gefunden. *glücklich*

 






 

Samstag, 27. November 2010

Lichtmeile // out at night


Couple of days ago I was touring the streets in an even called "Lichtmeile" (lightmile). Artists were exhibiting their photographs or paintings and the houses were bathed in light.

Vor ein paar Tagen war ich in Mannheim auf der Lichtmeile  unterwegs. Dort stellen Künstler aus und der Stadtteil wird nett beleuchtet.






I had a magical moment in this church (I'm the opposite of religious btw) as they were playing the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings. I had goosebumps all over.

Der Moment in der Kirche als der Lord of the Rings Soundtrack lief war magisch.


Dienstag, 23. November 2010

...and then there were those clothes that needed a home...

I went Christmas shopping and just happened to pass by Zara... I need a "Zara shoppers anonymous" or something...

Ich war Weihnachtsgeschenke einkaufen. Und dann bin ich am Zara vorbeigekommen... gibts sowas wie ein Zara-Süchtigen-Treffen?


 

Sonntag, 21. November 2010

Freitag, 19. November 2010

Photoshooting with Eric.


Yesterday I had a fun and great photo shooting with Eric. We laughed a lot despite the cold and it was very creative. Thank you!

Gestern hatte ich ein super lustiges und kreatives Photoshooting mit Eric. Es hat wirklich total viel Spass gemacht und dafür bedanke ich mich herzlichst.

 







Donnerstag, 18. November 2010

cupcakes


I love cupcakes. and as soon as the weather gets uncomfortable, I am in baking mood.

Ich liebe Muffins. Und sobald das Wetter auch nur ansatzweise unfreundlich wird, wird gebacken...


Cupcakes need tea.

Muffins und Tee gehören einfach zusammen.



Dinner's served.

Es ist angerichtet.