saraste: (jakotsu - tachikawa)
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I'd rather be paid less and do fever hours than work a lot and get higher pay. ATM I work a lot and don't get paid enough. Office work is booooring! (But the benefits of working in a city office are that you can hang around and drink coffee and gossip as it's not so work!work!work! all the time... XP )

For me, the ideal amount of money earned would be so that I could pay rent, eat well, buy art supplies and books and maybe be able to travel at least once a year. Enough to pay rent and money with time to do something else while home besides being all zombie would be quite sufficient.
saraste: (inumir - never letting go)
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I both love and hate it. I can't hate it too much cos I write it. But I hate the drama that's sometimes involved with the fandom community. No drama please, just wanna have fun and write my favourite boys having silly romances, thanks. ^-^

I also like the sort of ease it comes with, as opposed to original characters, it's 'light writing', not always of course, cos you don't have to explain every single little detail to the readers. But then you always are within the constraints, if you will, of the fandom. But that's what AU is for. XD
saraste: (saraste impi)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Saraste impi is a character in a Finnish children's book called Mestaritontun seikkailut ('Adventures of the Master Elf'), written by Aili Somersalo first published in 1919. My copy of the book (was my own from the start, reads 1989 on the first page ^-^) is rather worn and if you handle it carelessly most of the pages fall out! Saraste impi (Saraste the Maiden) is a virgin maiden imprisoned inside a stone where she must weave a wedding cloak for her to-be-husband, the Troll king Julmakumma (it would be something like 'Cruel-odd', it's a play on the similarity of the words) who stole her from her homeland, Satumaa (literally, 'Land of Fairytale'). But she get's freed by a prince and they live happily ever after. What always struc me the most about Saraste was her long fair hair and how she had to cut three strands every night and weave them into the cloak, as a girl such a thing as cutting one's hair was such a horrific thing (I only cut my hair shoulder lenght from having been hip lenght when I was 22...). That's Saraste Impi from the Olli Mansnerus illustrations.

Itkevä immyt kivessä on                                                  
velhojen vankina onneton.                                             
Kyyneleet helminä hiekkaan putoo                               
haltijan häävittaa immyt kutoo.
Velhot majassa kyyröttää
tuumivat pohtivat harmaapäät,
milloin jo joutuu impyen häät...

(Sorry, no English, since there is none and when I tried it became so awfullll.....) This book is why I want to be an author, why I want to be a chidlren's book illustrator. The slash and the smut is just sidetracs... And now as I've flipped through it a bit to check things (like that poem), I get such an ache to read it again. Hmm, I so need to browse used book shops to try and find the book, Päivikin satu, which this is a sequel to. Funny how the second book became so popular even though PS is not bad at all, just always out of a reprint.... Also, will sink into such nostalgia next week as they'll begin with Anne of Greengables as a morning series (the Megan Follows thing, is the tv series called Anne of Avonlea?...)

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[Error: unknown template qotd]Batshit insane compilation of fairytale clichés, reinterpretation of misunderstood fantasy creatures and characters all mixed in with a good those of gay romance.
saraste: (bookworn)
What are your favorite and least favorite words? Any reasons why?

Favorites :
English - linger (After too many times of seeing Fotr it's just stuck in my head and won't go away...)
Finnish - niittynätkelmä (it's a Finnish flower, means roughly 'small hole in a meadow'.. Argh, my English has deserted me.. I just like the word is all.)
German - Lieblichen 'darling', it's a very endearing form of the word, the ending 'chen' meaning usually something that is small. I call my darling little kitty that all the time.
Japanese - ai 'love'. Just because... :heart:
Least favorite words :
English - strength (because I spell it wrong all the time...)
Finnish - hammaslääkäri 'dentist' (because I hate to have to go to the dentist, there are also some anglisms that have crept into Finnish that I really hate)
German - ??
Japanese - ???


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