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02:53 

International way of thinking, great books and even better reality.

Intelligent Evil
I am too lazy to write in my own diary...
I am even too lazy to translate my own thoughts into russian... and yea I know that thinking in english is considered as "weird" by most people, but I just don't care. Awww have to focus, need to write in russian... Done.
Итак, теперь, когда мои мысли успешно переводятся на русский и формируются в предложения, а руки послушно набирают их на клавиатуре, я могу представить вашему вниманию очередное сборище мыслей, производимых моим в высшей мере странным сознанием в пост-полночный час.
Я предполагаю, что тот факт, что недавно я начал читать книгу " A Game of Thrones" ("Игра Престолов") Джорджа Р. Р. Мартина в оригинале, только укрепит эту привычку к иностранному мышлению. Я впрочем ничуть об этом не жалею, потому что я не только очень уважаю товарища Мартина после прочтения его цикла "Дикие Карты", но и пребываю в абсолютнейшем восторге от данной конкретной книги. Формально и фактически жанром "Игры Престолов" является фэнтези, но право же это весьма и весьма необычное фэнтези: ни чародеев, ни драконов (живых по крайней мере), ни эльфов с дворфами здесь не наблюдается. А наблюдается прелюбопытный мир с достаточно своеобразным циклом смены времен года (зима и лето здесь длятся годами, а осень с весной неделями), богатой историей и проработанной географией. Также хочется отдельно отметить невероятное количество продуманных, ярких и запоминающихся персонажей: семьи Старков и Ланнистеров, воины Ночной Стражи; рыцари и лорды, хитрецы и предатели, люди и волки переплетаются словно тысячи разноцветных нитей в этой истории. В каждой новой главе повествование ведется от лица разных героев.
Основная часть книги сосредоточена вокруг интриг местной знати (что не может меня не радовать), а именно попыток лорда Эддарда Старка из Винтерфелла раскрыть заговор против короля и уберечь свою семью от опасности. Ситуация осложняется тем, что король является Старку близким другом, а главными подозреваемыми становятся выходцы из рода Ланнистеров, то есть родственники самой королевы. Совершенно неясно кому верить в эти смутные времена, а ведь помимо предполагаемого заговора существуют иные угрозы благополучию северного королевства: за морями Кхал Дрого, вдохновляемый своей новой женой собирает армии, а от Ночной Стражи все чаще и чаще приходят донесения о появлении таинственных белых созданий возле Стены, но и это не всё - близится зима...
Как мне стало известно, данное произведение является первым в Цикле Льда и Пламени, уже переведенном и выпущенном на русском языке. Но раз уж я начал читать на английском, никакой вариант перевода меня уже не устроит, так что придется потратить некоторое время на поиски продолжения в оригинале. Вам всем же мне остается только порекомендовать эту книгу Джорджа Р. Р. Мартина - если вы, как и я, неравнодушны к жанру фэнтези, ее просто нельзя пропустить.
А между тем моя жизнь, как и у Эддарда Старка, не стоит на месте.
Для начала хотелось бы отметить посещение мною прошедшей в это воскресенье Нэко-Парти, где я (!) носил кавайные кошачьи ушки (!!!). Вообще эта парти была едва ли не лучшей из всех, на каких я когда-либо был (звучит менее пафосно, если вспомнить что был я в общей сложности на трех^^'). Организаторы сделали свою работу на отлично - конкурсов было немного, они были ненавязчивы, музыка была преимущественно хорошей, на экране же постоянно крутили АМВ, что было весьма к месту. Но что поразило меня в самом что ни на есть приятном смысле этого слова, так это возможность поиграть в Bleach Blade Battlers 2 и Naruto Shippuuden: Naruttimate Accel 2 на PS-2. Я даже принял участие в мини-турнирах по данным интереснейшим и увлекательнейшим файтингам, но тягаться с теми, кто играл в них хотя бы не первый раз, мне было не по силам, хоть я и достиг определенных успехов. Зато теперь я абсолютно уверен, что рано или поздно (скорее рано) у меня появится чипованная ПС-2 специально для таких вот игр. Однако наибольшее удовольствие от парти я получил благодаря чудесной компании - спасибо!
Сегодня же я посетил "яойный девишник" (О.О"") у Эшен, познакомился с крайне интересными личностями и отлично провел там время: мы безуспешно пытались смотреть Гандам, играли в "крокодильчиков" (до сих пор не могу понять причину столь странного названия), весело общались, пытали соседей снизу (садииииииииизм^^), а под конец устроили глобальное эпическое сражение на подушках. Это было прекрасное времяпрепровождение!
Завтра запланирован коллективный поход в кино на Тоторо.
Послезавтра будет проводиться еженедельный оффлайн.
После-послезавтра я намереваюсь пойти на Наруто-Парти.
И там за гранью временной полосы меня ждут дальнейшие планы, о которых даже я пока не имею представления.
So let it be as it is now forever without slightest stops and delays on the highway of fate.

@музыка: GTO opening: Driver's High

@настроение: Extremely good.

@темы: книги, Жизнь, english, GRRM, рецензии

23:44 

Richard never sleeps!

Intelligent Evil
Warning: Following post will be written in english.
Thats right, comrads - Richard is approaching again. This time in movie! When I was really close to thought that Sohmer forgot about his brilliant idea of making LFG an animated movie he assured all of us that "Looking For Group: The Movie" IS being made. And even more - it is known now who will become voice of Richard!
Congratulations, Dave Mitchell, I believe you can be Richard! And to hear it from me costs quite a lot as Richard is like a brother-god to me. Btw if you don't know, he was voice of Richard in "Slaughter your world" musical but I still wasn't sure about complete movie as that song was quite specific. But he proved himself worth by single deed - Sohmer himself called Dave and asked him to perform a "Dick Roll'd" part from page 144. After I heard these 30 seconds of killing singing I had to admit "This is sure Richard!". Here they are: both song and musical if you somehow managed to miss it.



So let us all rejoice as very bad things are going to happen!

@музыка: Dick Roll'd

@настроение: Expectations!

@темы: LFG, english, Азерот

01:53 

Fooled God

Intelligent Evil
Just finished this poetry. It is in english, but if badly needed I can provide translation. My Muse is jealous creature but once I am alone it appears and starts whispering. She whispers fast so sometimes I just can't catch up. This time I did. Hope you ll like it.


Fooled God

@музыка: Voltaire "God thinks."

@настроение: artistic

@темы: english, стихи, творчество

22:14 

It's warm here, but they say it's not hell yet!

Intelligent Evil
Hello from Italy! Yep that's one o' those english posts some of you hate, but this time I have no choice. I already found internet here and, as you can see, it now belongs to me! *mwahahaha!*
The problem is that "here" is a changeable word. Tomorrow "here" will become Rome and I am not yet sure if there is internet in Roman hotel. Today however "here" is Neapol and I have to say few words about this town.
These few words are "Hell it's so damn dirty here!". Honestly garbage is everywhere, and it is even more dirty than our toilet-like Moscow. *how patriotic!* Our guide said that it is because Mafia was in charge of cleaning... I am starting to lose respect to local mafia >.<
First thing that I noticed after arrival is that our hotel is full of japaneese tourists! *Yippie!^^* I could understand part of their speech and that was a surprise for me actually because I know less than 100 words in japaneese. Yet still none of them seem to no notice my badges. Are there no otaku among them or do they just consider badges normal? Maybe they are too shy..? Nevermind that.
Today we had an excursion to Capry. *I do hope I wrote it correctly^^'* There were beautiful mountains but they didn\t let me climb em! >.< Anyway the day was nice enough as I managed to sleep on our way there and back to hotel... If you ask me why didn't I sleep last night, I ll answer that I have portative DVD-player and a pack of anime to watch. Yesterday I started watching Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. It is funny)
Well I am having fun here in Italy and wish you to have fun in whatever ass of the world where you are too!)
If I find internet in other hotels I ll keep writing here)

@музыка: 1000 songs random

@настроение: Resting)

@темы: English, Жизнь

20:38 

You thought that Neapol was hot? Volcano time!

Intelligent Evil
Second post from Italy. If you managed to translate previous one, I believe you won't have any problems with this. It gets hotter every day here, and it is even worse because these days are for excursions, not for swimming. So no water for poor burning me... *insert tears and pathos here*
Yet our guide seems to think that it is not hot enough as she sent us to Pompei! Yep volcano is here and it knows what to do with tourists. Funny thing about this excursion is that we spent most time listening to how nasty life was in this ancient city. Local ancient "Red lights street" is the only conditioned part of this archeologic museum. Not to mention those annoying children in our touristic group running around and crying about...well everything! Anyway Pompei was nice enough *tho they didn't let me climb this volcano too! >.<*. Greek ruins are better :P
I also had a little search for anime when everyone was shopping. No anime was found *except Dragonball Z which seems to be extremely popular here* but I found italian manga and bought a volume of Naruto manga. It was full of spoilers! No one could spoil me that much, yet I was touched with art and things happening in that volume!
Mega-spoiler!
Interesting thing is that in Italy you can buy manga in any magazin-shop. And it is also cheap (3-5 euro). And I also foung big Gaara figurine for 8 euro. They sold it as a child toy! *sigh* Well it is mine now^^
Now I am in Rome and it is a lot cleaner than Neapol. Today I visited Vatikan and I ll always be surprised on how much money and talent people waste on religion. Just to think that whole this "country" is based on religion is a big rumble for my atheistic brain. Tomorrow we move to the next town and I ll try to keep this diary updated.
This post was much more pessimistic than previous one but honestly it is still good here, the only thing changing is my mood and sometimes I have this annoying mood when I write in irritated state of mind. I just feel really lonely here - our guide keeps repeating how good it is that people in our group have each other. I am far not glad with my co-groupers... Yea-yea annoying words again. Ignore em and try to get only good info^^'
Wish you were here...

@музыка: FLCL OSTs

@настроение: a little annoyed and hot but good.

@темы: English, Жизнь

00:07 

Insomnia of double "M".

Intelligent Evil
Insomnia is good enough reason to get down from my room and spend a few euros on internet. I need to get up in 6 tomorrow - have to catch a falling tower or two... Wait what do you mean it is ALWAYS falling? O.O
Nevermind then I ll just drop a couple more and see them fall for sure -.-
So if you hear about second falling tower of Piza...or third... or fourth... or fourteenth... I always dreamt of 14 falling towers ^^... thats me.
And little more about today meanwhile.
I spent half of day walking round Rome. Whole city is like our "Lubyanka" and "Arbat" - lots of narrow streets and small shops. And thousands of thousand of thousands.... souvenirs! Gosh what do they buy for themselves here?! Another little Coliseum or small Caesar for a living room? That's scary - 4 hours of walking and no normal shops around. I only found 1 bookshop and 1 DVD-shop. That's no capital in my opinion!
While walking I however managed to get off the map-shown territory and see about 10 McDonalds. Of course I had to visit at least 1 of them! First thing I noticed - perfect service. They re extremely fast. It took em about 10 minutes to serve 6 people in my line. The problem is same as in Moscow - no free tables. And those italians eat much slower than they speak. How can mouth work so differently for 2 tasks? It is fast food, argh! I had to eat near the fountain and I was not only Mc-eater there. It was tasty as usual) Good to know that uncle McD. will feed me anywhere!^^
I also checked italian Metro. The reason I had to do it is that I was walking for too long time and was not remembering the way. I used method "choose random path on each crossroads" and it worked pretty nice^^. Well i had fun until I realized that it's time to search for Metro. It is pretty similiar to Moscow but the difference is interesting: ticket selling system is automatized - no old hags to roar on you for your youth. The train itself was also faster but it took a bit more time to wait between trains. Stations are pretty ugly but trains look more futuristic and have more handles to keep from falling.
So that's a few more details for those who can understand my english tales)

@музыка: Night Italia

@настроение: Insomnia - funny insomnia

@темы: English, Жизнь

22:05 

No time this time.

Intelligent Evil
Sorry but this time i have no chance to write normal post so just the main things.
1) I am writing these words from a little hotel in the middle of corn field -.-
2) I am sick of all these religion tales."This cathedral...bla-bla-bla... That church...bla-bla-bla... Monastery over there...bla-bla-bla-bla...". That's not something, atheist can endure in a week.
3) still no sea for me.
4) I feel addicted to local version of cola. Srsly even more than in Russia O.O
5) I have to get up in 6 every morning.
6) Yea I am on my complaining streak.
7) I am still alive having fun.

@музыка: Voltaire

@настроение: tired

@темы: English, Жизнь

22:22 

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09:22 

3 things for you to know.

Intelligent Evil
That's gonna be post in english, I warn you.
For those who avoid warnings

@музыка: Nightwish "Elvenpath"

@настроение: 3rd fact is currently in effect.

@темы: Аниме, Жизнь, Игры, Музыка, Мысли, ПС, Парти, English

02:20 

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02:11 

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04:48 

The swords are truly less important than the people who wield them.

Intelligent Evil
"- Aerion thinks, he is a dragon in human form, as he was born under the sigil of Targaryens.
- A pity he wasn't born a Fossoway, then he'd think himself an apple and we'd all be a deal safer."(c)


Today I suddenly decided to visit local bookshop, not far from my university. I honestly wasn't hoping to find anything interesting there, yet what I found was far beyond any expectations. As it was not even a book but graphic novel adaptation of "Hedge Knight" by George R. R. Martin in english. I intentionally do not want to use word "comics" as it is truly a graphic novel and is based on a novel created by the genius of my favourite author. Treasure worth searching, indeed, yet I got it by accident, not even knowing about its existance. That's what I call a bit of luck!
It is important to notice that this novel was created by Marvel artists so the quality of artwork is way high. I do accept such images of these lords and knights, well known for their deeds in the past Westeros. I didn't have opportunity to read the original of "Hedge Knight" so I have no right of judging the story adaptation, yet I can only say, that I like it the way, it was told in this novel.
It is the story, happened long before the high treason of Lannisters, long before the Game of Thrones, in times of the last dragon kings, in times when noble knights were not so rare as they are now. Yet so, even then it had been truly said that the best knights are not some lordlings in shining armor with silver longswords in hand, but hedge knights armed only with their honor. As it is honor, others lack even now. It is a story of a new-born hedge knight, Ser Dunkan the Tall, former squire to Ser Arlan of the Penny Tree, a knight who had nothing but his honor to depend on. And so he did, and it served him well, making him a part of history, well known by small and grand folk of Westeros. And he was neither a hero, nor a villian, it was just a joke of fate. Treasons, friendship, triumph and tragedy, tale of a single tournament. I was happy to read it.
Well I was really glad to visit the world of "Song of Ice and Fire" universe once again. It was a pleasant visit, and I am still keeping all my patience for "A Dance with Dragons", which is not going to appear soon. A year at least has to pass before english-language version is delibered into russian bookshops. A pity, but I can wait.
If someone is currently looking for a good present for this New Year and knows how to order things from abroad....
I would like to reccomend you this book but I doubt you ll find it easily, so I ll just say that it is a really good graphical novel, and if you enjoy reading books of George R. R. Martin, you ll also find pleasure in reading this one.
8/10

@музыка: Sweeney Todd OST: "Wait"

@настроение: Sleepy but good)

@темы: Книги, Жизнь, GRRM, English, Рецензии

00:49 

Welcome home, Richard!

Intelligent Evil
He is finally here!
Chief warlock of the brothers of darkness, lord of the thirteen hells, master of the bones, emperor of the black, lord of the undead... and a mayor of the little village up the coast.
Or just Richard, sadistic warlock, I truly admire, is finally here. After half a year waiting he made to the lands of Leteria and I welcome him as good lord should always welcome dear guests who can melt his face. Even tho he is just a plushie, I am happy, he arrived)

Photos

@музыка: The Kingston Trio "Greenback Dollar"

@настроение: Great)

@темы: Жизнь, Азерот, English, ЛФГ

00:30 

Shadows are long these days, they bring stories of Faerun.

Intelligent Evil
It's been a while since my last review in english. Now I would like to tell you of not a single book but of a trilogy, and not a simple trilogy but three very specific books written by Paul Kemp about well known world of Forgotten Realms. It goes by the name of
The Twilight War
Will you dare to enter the shadows?

@музыка: Reborn OST

@настроение: Great

@темы: Рецензии, Книги, Жизнь, English

03:23 

Arugal was shocked... literally

Intelligent Evil
Tonight I was in Shadowfang Keep. Twice. Twice in a row. In Horde dungeon. Playing as Alliance hero. Furthermore as a night elf rogue.
And this is neither madness, nor Sparta, this is Azeroth!!!
I got this absurd idea of visiting this old and familiar dungeon not long after midnight (oh time of greatest ideas!). Soon enough I found another madman to assist me, then 2 more, and finally after half an hour of waiting we got our fifth - young, yet good priest. It was extremely difficult to get in the middle of Horde territory for our raid, but we managed to do it. What we didn't know back then, was that our co-tanking warrior was on a trial account, so he could neither hear our conversation, nor understand what's going on. He was like a defective droid on a rampage - fighting fiercely for his own life he didn't listen to any of our pleas, commands and protests. It was even tolerable until one single deed was done. What pissed me off, is the moment, this Rambo took "need roll" for a pure rogue item - agility improving leather shoulders. The good thing about it was that they dropped from the very first boss. When we got to the last boss, great warlock Arugal, I was already grinning over new ring, cloak and 2 (!) 10-slot bags. Poor guy didn't know what to do - we were not the usual Horde fellows, he got used to, so he died. We were really happy over our insane success and praying good mood to be enough motivation, I asked my comrades to come again for the shoulders from first boss. Luckily they agreed! Even more luckily - shoulders dropped, and to make my luck extreme - trial account guy left before our return. We were four against all the werewolves and ghosts of Arugal. After I got those shoulders we were standing there for about 5 minutes in silence, untill someone suggested to pay Arugal himself another visit. Everyone agreed. It was absolute fun without any dangerous moments. The party was perfect: 2 paladins, rogue (me) and priest.
Arugal died twice of my hand tonight and that is true success!
Oh and btw one of the paladins was named Hemor - lol , tho he was good)
And I have not yet returned to Azeroth - this male night elf rogue belongs to Axiniana, I only lvl him up and make him good money-maker as an inscriptor.

@музыка: Reborn OST "Gamma"

@настроение: Luck of a rogue

@темы: English, Азерот, Жизнь, Игры

03:44 

Shadows return

Intelligent Evil
Greetings, mortals (and not). I wish to tell you of a particular book, I've been reading for the last several days. It is neither more, nor less - the first book of the first trilogy about Erevis Cale by Paul Kemp, known as "Twilight Falling".

Review

2 more books about great assassin await, and I can hardly keep my patience at bay.

@музыка: Crows: Zero OST

@настроение: tired

@темы: Dark and empty, English, Жизнь, Книги, Рецензии

02:56 

Anger management is very very important.

Intelligent Evil
Worst new year ever! I ll know better next time.
You may call me homophobic now, I don't care. Last bits of my tolerance died with drunken girls.

@музыка: Deathclock

@настроение: So freaking good!

@темы: Dark and empty, English, Жизнь, Мысли, Тьма

21:36 

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12:33 

Inquisition, it never gets old-fashioned.

Intelligent Evil
You have been told of the Inquisition; that shadowy organisation which defends Mankind and the Emperor from the perils of heresy, possession, alien dominance and rebellion.


You have been told the Inquisition are the ultimate defence against the phantoms of fear and terror which lurk in the darkness between the stars.


You have been told the Inquisition are the bright saviours in an ecipse of evil; purest and most devoted warriors of the Emperor.


You have been told the Inquisition is united in its cause to rid the galaxy of any threat from without or within.


Everything you have been told is a lie!


^(с) Предисловие к Inquisitor Ascendant, book 2, которую мне совершенно случайно довелось приобрести. Оно еще и в виде графической новеллы *_*
Во всей вселенной Вархаммер 40к мне всегда особенно нравилась Инквизиция)

@музыка: DragonForce "Through The Fire And Flames"

@настроение: Awesome

@темы: English, Жизнь, Книги

13:51 

Cataclysm is near, time to get your insurance...

Intelligent Evil
Совершенно случайно наткнулся на сайт, где постят все нововведения, подготовленные Близзардом в их колоссальном дополнении для ВоВ. С цитатами и редкими кадрами. Оно... впечатляет. О____О
Изменения, грядущие в Катаклизме. Читайте снизу и не забывайте подбирать челюсть./

@музыка: Kick-ass OST

@настроение: Impressed

@темы: English, Азерот, Жизнь, Игры

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