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02 January 2015 @ 09:16 pm
2015 Scrapbook  
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special. Think about all your past layouts, default icons, mood themes or whatever you consider worth remembering. The 2015 Scrapbook Post is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.






Essentials


Chewie: My desktop computer. Not exactly young anymore, but he serves his purpose quite reliably, with a little quirk here and there.


The Matrix: Windows XP Pro SP3. I know, I know...


Flagship: Mozilla Firefox 41 with currently 34 enabled extensions


Kaylee: 320 GB 3.5" external hard drive, saved my day when Saxon (my old PC) kicked my bum once agxain.


Emile: 320 GB 2.5" external hard drive, powered via USB. For very special pleasures.


Hawkeye: 19" widescreen Dell TFT monitor, deeply loved after some issues in the beginning.


Speedy: My Microsoft mouse, black like the night and hopefully looking forward to a long life.


Hesperus: My digicam (Canon), cheap and not very good, but okay for close-up photos.


The Tricorder: My HP scanner back from the Stone Age. Scans everything I feed it with.


Marvin: Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1, for the small online pleasures in between.


Hubble: My first reading glasses (since January 2013). We don't like each other very much, but I can finally explore deep space books properly again.


Lots of green, white, herbal and spice tea, occasionally supported by Earl & Lady Grey: Mostly flavoured blends (green and white), with and without milk. I don't function properly without my daily dosage of at least one litre.


Perry, Mia, Pukka, Sparky, Pip, Walter, Willow & Co.: My beloved plushies without which I couldn't survive.

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Desktops


Modifications
QTAddressBar and QTTabBar | Seven Remix XP | SkyMOD Style UPD | Vista Drive Icon

Additional Tools
Dexpot Virtual Desktops | Stardock ObjectDock (older version) | Taskbar Shuffle | Yellow Icon


Quiet Night | Full View
(since January 2015)

If there is - yet again - no snow outside, I'll enjoy it at least on my desktop, thanks to Vladstudio (which sadly has become entirely inactive over the last year).
The Great Wave off Kanagawa | Full View
(since October 2015)

Probably the best known part of Hokusai's famous Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series. The colours are 'mine', and the print's country of origin compliments my newly discovered love for classic Japanese cinema.

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Currents


Currently Reading
State of the Art, The (The Culture #4) - by Iain M. Banks
Zima Blue and Other Stories - by Alastair Reynolds

( Darciana @ Goodreads )


Currently Watching
Returning Series
Bates Motel - Season 3  (Status: finished)
The Blacklist - Season 3  (Status: 3x07 "Zal Bin Hasaan")  —  last chance
Daredevil - Season 1  (Status: 1x11 "The Path of the Righteous")
Doctor Who - Series 9  (Status: 9x12 "Hell Bent")
Fargo - Season 2  (Status: 2x02 "Before the Law")
The Flash - Season 2  (Status: 2x08 "Legends of Today")
Game of Thrones - Season 5  (Status: finished)
Gotham - Season 2  (Status: 2x11 "Worse Than A Crime")
Grantchester - Series 1  (Status: finished)
Halt and Catch Fire - Season 2  (Status: 2x04 "Play with Friends")
Haven - Season 5  (Status: 5x23 "Blind Spot")
Heroes Reborn - Season 1  (Status: 1x10 "11:53 to Odessa")
The Leftovers - Season 2  (Status: 2x09 "Ten Thirteen")
Legends - Season 2  (Status: 2x04 "The Legend of Ilyana Zakayeva")
Love Child - Series 2  (Status: 2x01)
The Man in the High Castle - Season 1  (Status: finished)
Manhattan - Season 2  (Status: 2x06 "Human Error")
Mr. Robot - Season 1  (Status: 1x03 "eps1.2_d3bug.mkv")
Once Upon a Time - Season 4  (Status: 5x05 "Dreamcatcher")  —  goodbye
Orange Is the New Black - Season 2  (Status: 2x03 "Hugs Can Be Deceiving")  —  on (permanent?) hold
Outlander - Season 1  (Status: finished)  —  goodbye
Person of Interest - Season 4  (Status: finished)
Poldark - Series 1  (Status: Episode 4)  —  on (permanent?) hold
Rectify - Season 3  (Status: 3x02 "Thrill Ride")
Rizzoli & Isles - Season 6  (Status: 6x12 "5:26")
Sherlock - Series 3  (Status: finished)
Under the Dome - Season 3  (Status: 3x04 "The Kinship")  —  goodbye
Wayward Pines - Season 1  (Status: finished)

Ended/Cancelled Series
Due South - Season 1  (Status: 1x10 "The Gift of the Wheelman")
Early Edition - Season 1  (Status: 1x12 "Frostbit")
The Streets of San Francisco - Season 1  (Status: 2x12 "The Runaways")

Rewatching
Farscape - Season 3  (Status: 3x22 "Dog with Two Bones")
Twin Peaks - Season 2  (Status: 2x03)

( Darciana @ Follow My TV )

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Monthly Favourites


Perennial Favourites
Plumdog, Maddie on Things, Find Momo, Calvin and Hobbes, The Peanuts


January
CINNAMON!, Person of Interest, Farscape, Harlow and Sage, Biddy (March: R.I.P., little one...) & Charlie, books, Pukka Teas
February
Person of Interest, Star Trek Voyager & Enterprise, Futurama, cinnamon, other herbs & spices
March
Person of Interest, Bates Motel, Steven Wilson & Toto (New albums!), smoothies, vegan food
April
Bates Motel, Person of Interest, Nestor Carbonell, Vera Farmiga, Michael Emerson, Toto, music from my childhood & adolescence (no details *coughs*)
May
Plumdog ♥, The Machine, Person of Interest, Bates Motel, Michael Emerson, Nestor Carbonell, Vera Farmiga
June
Ingo & Friends (a Malinois and an owl), Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa, the Minds (AIs) of Iain Banks's Culture universe, science fiction books
July
ICE! (in all variations), Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa, classic Japanese cinema, discovering new music on Spotify (treated myself with premium)
August
Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa, classic Japanese cinema, Matcha tea (I'm going for the full Japan experience. Look at my katana!), b/w films, berries of (almost) all kinds
September
Toshiro Mifune, classic Japanese cinema, new teaware ♥, trying out non-flavoured green teas (so far successfully), LED candles (cosy and safe), science fiction novels
October
AUTUMN IS HERE!, Toshiro Mifune, classic Japanese cinema, classical music, more new teaware and pretty bamboo things, discovering Asian cuisine
November
Tea, tea, tea!, Toshiro Mifune (that's seems to be a long-lasting one), classic Japanese cinema, Gotham & The Flash, Tom Cavanagh, The Man in the High Castle (TV)
December

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Memorabilia


Annuals

Miscellaneous
  • none yet

Reviews
  • none yet

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Lists


2015 Books & Periodicals
2015 Cinema & Television
2015 Film & Telly Planner
Masterlist Post

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Default Userpics


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Teepee Maddie
(made by me | since April 24th 2014)

Still in love with Maddie the Coonhound, and here she's picturesquely resting in a mini teepee.

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Notable Discoveries


Books
  • none yet

Films & TV Series
  • Bates Motel - Prequel/reboot/preboot/whatever of Hitchcock's famous Psycho (and the much lesser known novel by Robert Bloch) with a fantastic performance from Vera Farmiga as Norman Bates' mother and the best chemistry between two actors, Farmiga and Nestor Carbonell, I have seen in a very long time. The basic concept and mood might appeal to Twin Peaks fans in particular.

Music
  • none yet

Miscellaneous
  • Plumdog Blog - The adorable diary of a whoosell (whippet/poodle/Jack Russell mix) in her own words and her human mom's beautiful watercolour paintings. There's also a book. I'm in love.

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Great Expectations


Books

Films & TV Series

Music

Miscellaneous
  • none yet

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Resolutions


  • Continue reading like I did last year and complete my challenge of 42 books.
    (Downgraded to 30. This is not a reading year, and I'm okay with that. Next year is going to be better.)
  • Write more reviews on Goodreads.
    (Not working. Review writing just isn't my cup of tea.)
  • Continue to try to lose at least some weight.
  • Exercise at least a little every day.
  • Clear out the wardrobe and dressers.
  • Stop thinking too much and learn how to distract myself in such cases.
  • Be a little more radical in certain situations.
  • Stop making plans which ultimately fail anyway. Like the ones listed here.
    (Logic obviously isn't my strong point.)
  • Keep my finally pretty little room clean and tidy.
    (Excluding the few lapses here and there during heat waves, I'm keeping at it quite well so far.)
  • Worship my beloved sofa Karl every day.
    (That should come naturally to me.)

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