tj_teejay: (Stickman - Oh no!)
You guys remember when I was whining about having ordered the AVATAR limited edition a second time, and a second time it didn't arrive? Well, at least now I know why it hasn't arrived. And if it wasn't so hilarious, I'd be royally pissed off.

Epic timing fail )
tj_teejay: (Jake atokirina')
"Sky People do not see, they do not learn." Well, apparently I don't learn. Going to bed after 2 AM makes me sluggish and tired and just basically not functional the next day. I know this. And yet, here I am. Almost 4 AM is just too late to hit the sack. But I had a good reason. New Year's was spent jovially in great company. And even when I left there at around 3 AM, I didn't really want to go because we had such a good time.

Avatardness to follow )

Yay!

Nov. 15th, 2010 08:40 pm
tj_teejay: (avatar skxawng)
Squeeeeee!

I See You )
tj_teejay: (jake atokirina body)
Another week has gone by where I've just been too busy for proper blogging. Had a visitor over for the weekend, but thankfully she loved slouching on the couch as much as me, so that's where we spent most of Sunday, trying to get closer to our goal of rewatching The X-Files from episode 1 all the way to the end. She now lives in Denmark, which makes it kinda hard to accomplish that goal in anything under three years. However, she's taking a 2-year weekend Master's course in Bonn right now, so we're seeing each other a little more often now than twice a year. And I can happily report that we've already arrived in season four!

face*palm )
tj_teejay: (avatar skxawng)
I have added two items to my AVATAR collection today. 20th Century Fox, I must be one of your dream customers. Which I actually hate just a little bit because I don't wanna play right into the hands of these greedy corporations. Because it's exactly what they want. However, I'm willing to ignore that for the time being without a constant bad conscience.

This is how much of a sucker I am )
tj_teejay: (livingston sign language)
I think I've made a pretty good bargain. It can be rewarding to check actual CD stores instead of buying your music online.

Take a look )
tj_teejay: (cry beneath your armor)
Obviously not a real photo, and obviously not one I took. This was inspired by a fellow NaviBluer mentioning that in the Survival Guide it says that in the Hallelujah Mountains the lightning is sometimes horizontal due to all the magnetic interference. And it prompted me to turn this into something people can visualize.

"That's kinda freaky." )
tj_teejay: (avater you'll go blind)
As promised, here's my big catch up post. I can't believe it's already been two weeks since I got back from Denmark. But let me tell you, going back to work the day after you return from vacation (after 1 AM at night, no less) can definitely not be recommended. I mean, the vacation was great, except it would have been nicer if it had rained a little less. But overall I cannot complain. I feel bad about still not having gone through all of my photos. I wanted to post them online two weeks ago. There's just so many things going on all at once. I have about a milion things on my to-do list.

On furniture, geekery and special editions )
tj_teejay: (avatar skxawng)
Not that this is useful information for anyone here (I presume), but I've been granted the status of Administrator for the naviblue.com website. So now I'm officially a member of the modsquad™ over there. Gee, as if I don't already have enough websites to take care of... But, hey, it's actually an honor. We might even have a little European meetup with some members for the re-release of Avatar in theaters later this year, probably in Eindhoven to watch it in IMAX 3D. That should be fun!
tj_teejay: (avatar skxawng)
In Colonel Wainfleet's words: "Oh man, that is so wrong." I can't believe I actually asked, but it seems that I did. They had this AVATAR cardboard cutout stand for their AVATAR DVDs at my local supermarket. And the moment I saw it, I knew I had to ask if I could have it, once they didn't need it anymore. Well, today I did. And...

Ta-da! )
tj_teejay: (avatar lost in the woods)
I apologize already because what's going to follow is a bit of a rant. Lately, for obvious reasons, I've been checking fanfiction.net a lot for AVATAR fan fictions. And, boy, I don't think I've ever been a member of a fandom where so much bad fan fiction is being written (and posted!). Of course everyone has their preferences and their own taste, but some stories posted there really put other fan fiction writers to shame.

TeeJay's Guide To Getting Your Fanfic Read And Appreciated )

And now...

Mar. 22nd, 2010 11:33 pm
tj_teejay: (avatar jake montage)
... an AVATAR wallpaper I came up with yesterday, inspired by the Entertainment Weekly cover.



And this is what happens when you get inspired while having a cup of hot chocolate:

tj_teejay: (avater you'll go blind)
I don't really have a reason to blog tonight, but I'm doing it anyway. Nothing much going on that's worth writing about... Work's really busy. I have to train a new colleague who started in March and will take over my responsibilites while I transition to a new project. There's been too many long work days this week. Tonight I only got home at 8. This better stop before long.

But on to something more pleasant. AVATAR comes out on DVD in Germany on April 23 (April 22 for the US). Just the barebones edition, of course. And I'm not gonna buy it. One of my colleagues has a lovefilm.de account, I think I'm gonna bribe him when the time is right. :-P

Nurse Jackie
is coming back this month, as is FlashForward. Awesome! On the not so pleasant side, looks like Numb3rs got cancelled. Last week's show sure felt like a goodbye episode.

Last but not least, I found a great, hi-res AVATAR  image that I'd like to share with you.

Jake and his mean spear )
tj_teejay: (jake tree of souls)
Yessss! I've done it. I've reached my two digit viewing goal. But, you know, as much as I love the movie, yesterday I realized that I've reached the saturation peak. It would be prudent to wait at least another month now until I watch it again, for fear that I'm gonna get bored and tired of it. And since I'm pretty sure that the movie won't be showing in 3D and OV anymore in a month's time, it looks like I'm gonna have to wait for the Blu-ray. Which is perfectly fine, because AVATAR is not a movie that I ever want to get tired of.

Why Jake doesn't want Ninat... )
tj_teejay: (avatar lost in the woods)
[livejournal.com profile] anaithis , this one's for you. I hope you like it at least a little bit.

Title:
Life Sentence
Author: TeeJay
Fandom: James Cameron's AVATAR
Rating: PG-13 for language
Word Count: 14,719 (in total)
Chapters: 5
Characters: Jake Sully, Tom Sully
Summary: Corporal Jake Sully is hit by a piece of shrapnel and finds himself lying in a Venezuelan VA hospital with a pair of useless legs and a big hole blown through the middle of his life. Pre-movie.

Chapter 1 (of 5) on fanfiction.net: Life Sentence - "Suck It Up"
Chapter 2 (of 5) on fanfiction.net: Life Sentence - "I Got This"
Chapter 3 (of 5) on fanfiction.net: Life Sentence - "Deal"
Chapter 4 (of 5) on fanfiction.net: Life Sentence - "Taking The Slide"
Chapter 5 (of 5) on fanfiction.net: Life Sentence - "A Fresh Start"

Click for cover art )
tj_teejay: (avatar skxawng)
Looky here, new icon! Such a sweet smile, Mr. Worthington. Or should I say Mr. Sully?

So... I have the chance to see the movie again in Dortmund on Wednesday. In 3D and OV. With Silke. I also have the chance to see the movie again in Bonn on Monday. In 3D and OV. With a few colleagues of mine. Which begs the question: Do I take the 100 km trip to Dortmund on Wednesay and another 60 km trip to Bonn the week after? Is that really worth it? Okay, stupid question, of course it is. But am I willing to go that far? Two showings in six days. Excessive much? Plus, 11 would be such an uncool number. Or would it?

So I think I'm gonna wait and see what the weather's supposed to be like on Wednesday. But secretly I'm thinking, what the hell? Why not take any chance I can get before the movie vanishes from theaters in OV altogether.

You know, at this rate I'm gonna be able to quote the whole movie while it's running. Scratch that. I already can. "When I was lying there in the VA hospital with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, I started having these dreams of flying. I was free. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up."

I think my wake-up call will be the one when there are no more OV showings anywhere within a radius of a 100 or so kilometers. And then... there's gonna be a long wait for the Blu-ray. But fear not, I am not going to go crazy in the meantime. There's something on my hard drive that's gonna tide me over. And I'm not saying what.
tj_teejay: (Mulder - Sleep)
So here I am, approaching my 10x anniversary of seeing AVATAR. I had it planned for Monday, but it looks like that's not gonna happen. Next chance is Wednesday in 3D and OV in Dortmund. But, guys, driving 100 km each way for a frickin' movie? Is that too much?

Also, my action figures are apparently on the way. Jake and Neytiri as 10 cm plastic likenesses that will not look like the real characters at all. I know. I'm going kinda crazy. But all in good fun. Right?

I also finished playing the game for the second time tonight, this time as a member of the RDA faction. This AVATAR thing is a hard obsession to shake. But then again, do I really want to shake it? I guess not, otherwise I wouldn't be sitting here, thinking of new ideas to write down or new screencaps to make icons out of.

In fact, I don't know why I'm lamenting this so much, it's not like I feel ashamed or bad about it. I guess it's just that all my colleagues and most of my friends shake their heads when they hear my goal is to see the movie at least 10 times. It may just be a slight indication that I need to get a life, but, hey, it's not as if that's something new...
tj_teejay: (avatar skxawng)
Okay, so I just finished another 27-page AVATAR fanfic, titled Life Sentence. Haven't posted it yet, it'll still have to be beta-read. I struggled quite a bit with some of the scenes towards the end, but I hope it finally came through. It's gonna be a pre-movie story about Jake and Tom. Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] anaithis ? You better pay attention to when I finally post it, because this story is dedicated to you. When you (hopefully) read it, you'll know why.

Click for preview of cover art )

However, my main concern now is... WTF am I gonna write now? It feels good to wrap up a story and call it finished, but I really liked the frantic fingers-on-keyboard hammering late at night whenever another wave of inspiration hit. It's not that I don't have other ideas, but none has gestated in my head far enough for me to be ready to put it to paper (or rather screen). I know, it's a terrible problem to have. But it's great to have something to obsess over again. It's been a long time since I've felt this much in need of pouring out ideas and forming them into a story.

Tomorrow night we have a business dinner with a client. Yay. (Not.) Although... the restaurant we'll be going to is really an upscale kind of place (hard to believe this hicktown actually has such an establishment), and the food is very good. Best thing: I won't have to pay for any of it. So there's a reason not to be too bummed about it. I'm not excited about the full day meeting the next day, though.

I discovered a new TV show (thank you, [livejournal.com profile] irish_turkey ) -- Life Unexpected. Nice to see Shiri Appleby back on TV. This one has potential to become another keeper. Though I guess it kinda already is. I've pretty much been hooked since episode one.

Useless fact of the day: My dominant INSIGHTS color energy is fiery red. Basically meaning I'm extroverted and have high energy. I'm action oriented and always in motion. I will approach others in a direct, authoritative manner, radiating a desire for power and control. In other words: I'm a controlling bitch with a tendency for condescension. Yay, aren't you happy you friended me?

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