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I seem to have this problem where I, as soon as I neglect posting anything here, don't post anything again until months later. The December Talking Meme was supposed to prevent that, but obviously that didn't work. To the people whose questions I never got around to answering: I'm really sorry! It had nothing to do with you.

I was kind of busy around Christmas due to... it being Christmas, and I started feeling depressed around New Year's. I somehow struggled through January, but with the new courses starting I couldn't really help but crash a bit. I still attend all my lectures, but I barely study and it's getting harder and harder to do basic tasks like cooking and cleaning... I'm just constantly drained.

It's not all bad though-- well, depending on your definition of bad; I've been getting into anime and manga again, of all fucking things. It's been what, eight years? Eight years since I read manga and watched anime regularly. And yet here I am, eight fucking years later, crying buckets over Hikaru no Go (and no, EIGHT YEARS HAVE NOT REDUCED THE PAIN).

Strange how things turn out in life.

And next week is the premier of The Circle (the movie based on the Swedish YA novels, not the Eggers book). May I just say how stoked I am that we're getting an Especially Written For Movie Song like all the cool movies these days? Except with The Hives instead of Ed Sheeran (which is a better deal tbh) doing a Johnny Cash-esque number about young witches who have to save the world?? HOW GREAT IS THAT??? VERY GREAT. VERY GREAT INDEED.

(The Hives are from the same town as one of the authors, upon which the fictional town of Engelsfors in the books is based, which makes it Even Greater).

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Feb. 14th, 2015 04:06 pm (UTC)
Aw, sorry to hear you're wading through glue. Even when it's good, Christmas is very tiring.

Yay for cool songs and not Ed Sheeran (soz fans).
Feb. 14th, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
Hope you get your motivation back soon! and don't worry about the December meme! (I'm still running late for it, for example.)
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
The Hives are from the same town as one of the authors, upon which the fictional town of Engelsfors in the books is based, which makes it Even Greater
SO. GREAT. All of it. BUT I just realized I have no way to get hold of the psychical book, so I'll have to get an ebook off someplace. Do you have a favourite online bookstore perchance? And then I'm gonna race against the film release on dvd/in Russian theaters if it does well.

I'm down with Ed, too, though, I'm accepting that way.
Feb. 17th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
In Swedish or in English? For Swedish books I always use AdLibris or Bokus, both of which have ebook options (Bokus is slightly cheaper in this case). Both have epub and AdLibris also has a PDF option; I've never downloaded ebooks from these sites myself though, so no idea how good the format is. If you're willing to wait, I could totally buy a pocket edition and send it over (the new movie cover is actually rather spiffy, unlike most movie covers).

For an English edition... I have no idea. Amazon might have it in ebook format?

I don't mind Ed Sheeran. I just like The Hives better. :D
Feb. 18th, 2015 10:34 am (UTC)
Weirdly enough, I found one copy of the sequel in English in an international bookstore here and while even that is amazing, considering, but I would of course prefer to try reading it in Swedish.

Thank you for the offer! I might want a pretty hard copy some day, but for the moment I really have no confidence in the post service, so I'll try downloading an ebook first.
Feb. 18th, 2015 12:56 pm (UTC)
Okay, so, if you know of a way to bypass needing a Swedish zipcode/phone number at checkout (at AdLibris in this case), I'm all ears. I do actually have a personal number from my exchange semester, but I've no idea if it might have expired... Same with a sim card.
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