Nope, the stalkers didn’t get to me… I think

sherlock on fanThe last few weeks I’ve had a massive change in my life. It’s been three, almost four weeks since I started my internship at The House of Books in Amsterdam. From three months doing near to nothing, and not getting out of my bed before 10 o’clock, to working 6 days a week. But to be honest, I don’t think I have anything to complain about. I’m working with some really wonderful, kind and energetic people who love books as much as I do. I can get the experience I need to (hopefully) start my master at the University of Amsterdam next year and I can read books… for work!
What I also really like is that our company is pretty focused on social media and I’ve been asked to set up some websites and fanpages for some of our authors, what I really like to to do.

So now that the dust has settled for the most part, I will be posting more frequently, thank the sky above, and thus I won’t feel so bad for leaving the few followers I have to work or study in stead of reading some amazing and fantastic posts 😉

Fuel for stalkers. You’re welcome

These are just some questions I came across and thought that it would be a nice way to tell something about myself. I might do another one of these later one. You’re very welcome to comment, give your own answers or using something like this on your own blog. I’d like to see those because I’m very curious myself and I’d like to know things to later on blackmail you with or to fuel my stalkermode.
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An elf, a dwarf and the Witchking of Angmar walk into a cinema…

So, it may not have been very clear but I’m a huge movie-lover. Whenever I have some spare time, and because I’ve recently graduated, I have a massive amount of spare time, I try and watch a new movie, or just one of my favourites (Think: Marvel-movies, LoTR, The Hobbit, HP, etc.).

A few years ago I went to the Harry Potter-marathon when the last part premiered in the cinema. We took the train to Den Haag and arrived with a bunch of other HP fans at the trainstation. It was pretty obvious when we were sitting in te train where those people were going to go, since they were wearing cloakes, hats, wands and had even brought a house-elf with them, though it was a particulary large specimen.
What made it even more obvious was what happened when we stepped on the platform, walking a few metres behind the group. They were walking towards some other people who were waiting on the platform, when suddenly one of the cloaked witches jumped forward, took out her wand and screamed at the top of her lungs: “Expelliarmus!”.
Me and my friend were stunned, even though that particulary spell, wasn’t a stunning-spell, but one to disarm one’s opponent. These people really didn’t give a rat’s tail about the opinion of the onlooking non-HP fans who were watching with an amount of surprise, amusement or plain-old judgment of their mental state.
My friend and me were pretty amused and found it rather funny and kind of brave to just openly be yourself and have that kind of fun. The rest of the marathon we encountered more people who clearly had put a lot of time and effort in their costumes and looked like they were having a really good time. It made me think that I would personally be pretty embarrassed if I ever were to dress like that, even though I thought those people were pretty brave to just act how they wanted to act and dress how they felt like dressing.

So, last Tuesday I went with another friend of mine to the Hobbit-marathon in Amsterdam and I was happily surprised to see even more people dressed up like hobbits, Witchkings of Angmar, elfs and even dwarfs. These people really boosted the atmosphere around the cinema and again, they looked pretty comfortable and happy just being their amusing selfs. It impressed me very much, that these people could get so hyped up because of a movie and then decide to completely immerse themselves in their enthousiasm for those movies or books. Maybe one day, I’ll be very brave and dress up as one of my favourite characters of a book or a movie and have an amazing time like those unique people at the movie-marathons. Though, I suspect I need one of my friends to share some of the embarrasment I’d probably feel at that moment.
But now that I think about it, getting dressed up like an elf seems pretty fun, but I could also go as one of the dwarves of Erebor; I just have to not shave my womanly beard for a while. Let’s be honest, we all know that people can’t really tell the difference between dwarfmen and dwarfwomen so that won’t be a problem at all.

Who’s that girl..?

Hi there!

Maybe you’re wondering who that picture on the sidebar belongs to. Well, that’s me: I’m Eva, 22 years old and born and raised in The Netherlands. I recently graduated and now I’ve got my bachelors degree in Dutch Language and Culture in my pocket. Why would I study my own language and culture, you might ask? Simply because I really like reading and would love to work at a publishing company or a magazine when I’m older. And that’s why I’ve decided to use the time that is given to me by studying to become an editor. To help writers write new books. So I can read even more, demand supply and supply the demand.

Aside from reading (a lot), I also really enjoy watching movies, from action to romance, and from fantasy to humor. Basically…almost everything since I just love movies in general. It’s not only movies though, that keep demanding my attention. It’s funny youtube video’s, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, other blogs about books, movies, fashion, random people, etc.

On my own blog, yes, this little space on the interweb where you’re finding yourself right now, I’m going to write about basically everything that I find funny, inspiring, annoying, interesting, unbelievable or just anything that I would like to write about. So you can expect book-, movie- and or tv-serie reviews, random thoughts, jokes and riddles, favourite socialmedia accounts, VTW’s (video’s to watch) or favourite quotes/words I’d like to share with whoever’s reading. I won;t be updating daily, since I still have some sort of a social life besides blogging, but I do hope I’ll be able to upload some content every week. So be sure to come back if you don’t want to miss out on some, hopefully, well spelt minutes surfing the interwaves.

So thank you for reading & enjoy.