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LJI XI - 1: Introduction

This is my 7th season of LJ Idol, and yet introduction never gets easier.

Hello, my name is Elena.

These are of my favourite things: my new fandom Good Omens, stressing over the PhD dissertation that I need to finish, but struggle with very much, my new favourite actor and nice person Michael Sheen, stressing over having to teach physics to college students next term, re-reading Good Omens (the book), translating science articles, watching Michael Sheen movies, reading physics textbooks (one hour a day when I can make myself), reading Good Omens fanfics, my dog Hera, editing the translation of scientific articles (and stressing over it because I have never done it before), participating in various fandoms, slow reading, stressing over the article I need to submit before I can present my dissertation, waiting for Michael Sheen to go back on stage, learning to work, and live, more productively, my new fandom Good Omens...

For Idol, I write about whatever comes to mind when the topic is announced, and looking for something to talk about is one of my favourite things about the competition. Until then.

Comments

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m_malcontent
Sep. 12th, 2019 10:09 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to it
kehlen
Sep. 13th, 2019 06:22 am (UTC)
Thank you!
murielle
Sep. 12th, 2019 11:42 pm (UTC)
So happy to see you're back! I'm really looking forward to reading your entries as they have brought me so much joy and education of the past years. Welcome back!
kehlen
Sep. 13th, 2019 06:41 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you for the compliment, Murielle :)
kittenboo
Sep. 13th, 2019 02:05 am (UTC)
I did love Good Omens, the show, haven’t read the book yet though. Can’t wait to read more from you!
kehlen
Sep. 13th, 2019 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

I cannot quite describe the difference between the book and the show. It is perhaps the best adaptation I have seen in years, but the accents have been changed very strongly at the same time, even if you ignore that the series is set today and the book was written 20ish years ago.

Looking forward to your stories as well!
d0gs
Sep. 13th, 2019 02:31 am (UTC)
So glad to see you back; I loved reading you so much last season! (my other username is bellatrix in case of confusion!)
kehlen
Sep. 13th, 2019 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Yes, I remember both of your names from last season (was a little confused then :) but your userpic helped).
minikin
Sep. 14th, 2019 03:53 am (UTC)
nice to meet you
kehlen
Sep. 14th, 2019 06:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!
morettaallstar
Sep. 16th, 2019 07:37 am (UTC)
(Good Omensssssss)

Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing! I have zero objections, for example, to Good Omens fic where inspired...
kehlen
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:22 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I very rarely write fanfic for Idol, but maybe. :)
static_abyss
Sep. 17th, 2019 10:08 pm (UTC)
I could talk about Good Omens all day. The book was my favorite from the moment I picked it up, and when I heard there was going to be a show, I was super excited. I made my whole family watch it with me, twice.

Also, it's good to see familiar faces for this round.
kehlen
Sep. 19th, 2019 09:18 am (UTC)
I read the book and it was oksy, but then I watched the first trailer and knew I had to watch the series (I usually avoid tralers like a plague because the almost never do justice to the movie).

Thank you :)
md_meezer
Sep. 19th, 2019 12:30 pm (UTC)
Hi there. I remember you. looking forward to it.
kehlen
Sep. 19th, 2019 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
picosgemeos
Sep. 22nd, 2019 12:00 am (UTC)
Nice to connect with you here on LJ - and best of luck with LJ Idol!
kehlen
Sep. 22nd, 2019 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Good luck to you, too!
alycewilson
Sep. 22nd, 2019 01:34 pm (UTC)
Wow! Good luck with the dissertation. Welcome back!
kehlen
Sep. 22nd, 2019 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I will need it. :)
furzicle
Sep. 24th, 2019 04:32 am (UTC)
It will good to be back in touch! Good luck this time around!
kehlen
Sep. 24th, 2019 10:45 am (UTC)
Thank you, Julie! I am looking forward to hearing from you again, too.

(I did not realize that so much of your family were on LJ at one time or another. And also that story with the founder of LiveJournal, haha. Kind of awkward, but also fun. I imagine your son was quite second-hand embarrassed, too. *giggle*)
furzicle
Sep. 24th, 2019 06:46 pm (UTC)
You are right; he was a little chagrined! But how was I to know?
Just yesterday I looked up Livejournal and it mentions some other person, Brad Fitzpatrick, as the actual founder. But I imagine that, like so many other technical endeavors, Brad collaborated with his friends to develop the idea. Evan, like my son Tobin, is obviously one of those tech nerds who wallow in the joy of tinkering with programming, so I can practically see the whole concept birthing.

Another weird story about Evan: Tobin had told another friend, a certain Sara, all about Evan. Later, Sara got on a plane and began to talk to her seatmate. After a while, the two of them realized that they had a mutual friend, Tobin. It was the same Evan!
kehlen
Sep. 24th, 2019 06:54 pm (UTC)
Of course, there was no way you could!

I love the "small world" stories. Alas, things like "meeting a friend in another country by accident" never happen to me, if you don't count discovering that scientific fields are quite small, too. (I have been reading my articles attentively for a few years, instead of just coasting like before, and yes, I am starting to see who works on what with whom. There really is not that many lead researchers.)
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