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Obsessing about music is slightly less disturbing

than all the other things I often end up obsessing over.

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So this has been an ODD week.   I think I might have acquired one new song per day to obsess over, or at least it feels like it.  Might’ve been every other day over two weeks, instead of one.  tbh, I`m fuzzy.  I haven’t been sleeping much.

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Ramin Djawadi – Mhysa

I don’t watch Game of Thrones (I`m saving it, gdi!), but I almost always try listening to music on my Tumblr dash in case it is any good, and quite often it is. Mhysa is one of those I clicked on earlier today.  It’s only been a couple of hours, but it has been playing on almost consecutive repeat since then.

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Ramin Djawadi / The National – The Rains of Castamere

Are you KIDDING ME, Matt Berninger sings a song from Game of Thrones?? *happy face*  Seriously, Matt’s voice is TO DIE FOR (horrible joke is horribly too soon) and I have loved this band for about a year, now.  I didn’t even know they were an indie rock band, which they are according to Wiki.  What does indie even mean, does this make me a hipster or something? *puts on sunglasses but decides against it as it makes typing confusing*  I was introduced to their beautiful song Fake Empire through a certain someone’s Twitter, and have listened to every single song on their discography since then (but Fake Empire is still my favorite).  That Matt sings the already beautiful song The Rains of Castamere just makes me love him (and his voice) even more.

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Halia Meguid – Ravenstag

Halia wrote this wonderfully dark song inspired by the TV show Hannibal.  It has only been out for a week, and it is absolutely beautiful.  It was the only thing I could listen to earlier today, as I tried to go to sleep in the morning hours with noise and sunlight all around.

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I`m gonna watch Wallander for the first time.  The British Wallander, mostly because of a certain someone.  I`ll try to marathon through the three first episodes in a row. It’s my first time (though I have seen & read the Swedish ones long ago) and I shall of course live-blog in between the intermittent screams of excitement and yawns of boredom that I can currently foretell.  Gird your loins, for there will be ladyboners all over the place!

But not just yet, I`ll rather make one big post than several little tidbits of repetitive squealing and descriptive clawing at the screen.

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The memory on my recorder was almost all filled up after three weeks of not having enough time to both read for school and watching stuff I like on TV.

I have now deleted a whole bunch of stuff, and I`m left with 9 episodes of Criminal Minds10 episodes of Castle, 9 movies (including Indiana Jones and HP 3 & 4), and 32 hours cleared for new recordings.  Indeed, I had to watch quite a lot of Cold Case episodes yesterday.  And a lot of CSI: Miami just now, too.

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Oh gosh! Oh gosh!!  I`m waiting for it to be 8 pm in England so I can watch The Hollow Crown for the first time (because I was away the previous two episodes and now I`m back and have internet access and I get to watch it and this will be my first episode) and I can’t wait and o’boy o’boy o’boy!

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I just finished watching Peter Pan 2: Return to Never Land

And gosh darnit, I really liked this movie!

How can this be?  How is it that I enjoyed a friggin’ sequel  to a classic Disney movie??  I didn’t even like the original!  (What I can remember of it, that is..)   It was all rather odd, and though I can rightfully blame my current PMSing for the welling tears of emotion, I think my enjoyment was actually more because of being able to relate to a character.  Y’know, that is really what most of the movies go for.  They want you to relate to a character, because it makes it more realistic.  But in my case,  I could never really relate to any of the flimsy princesses and daring heroes.  I thought for a while that I was like Belle, but upon further inspection I soon realized that we actually have nothing in common, except for both being brainy book-a-holics.  She wants adventures in the Great Wide Somewhere (and she wants it more that she can tell!), while I am perfectly happy staying at home, thank you very much!

Well, anywho, I liked it.  It might be because of the wannabe cool grownup girl, and it might be because of the slapstick humor, or it might be because of the not-so-subtly Disney-fied deaths and locusts.   It was all really weird.

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Ja eller nei til NRK-lisens på datamaskin og mobil?

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Min kjære broder ser ikke helt argumentet for å være imot lisens.  Lisensen går til å dekke kostnadene ved å ha et skattefinansiert medietilbud, dvs et alternativ til medieaktørene i markedet.

I-og-med at veldig mye av NRKs produksjoner etterhvert gjøres tilgjengelig via Internett og mobilnett, så må nødvendigvis kostnadene ved dette dekkes. Eller mener vi at:

1) NRK bare bør være en TV-kanal?  eller

2) at vi ikke bør ha et skattefinansiert medietilbud i det hele tatt?
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Jeg selv er mest skeptisk på HVEM som må betale for tilbudet om NRK på nett.  Bare de som bruker det, eller må alle sammen betale?

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Brodern regner med at det blir som med TV:  Alle som eier en mobil, PC eller TV.   Det er samme med NRK på TV, du må betale selv om du ikke ser på NRK.  Hvis man ikke har TV slipper man å betale.  Mange sutrer over at det er urettferdig at de må betale for NRK uten at de ser på det (hevder de ihvertfall).  Det kan forsåvidt stemme, men så er spørsmålet om man er interessert i å ha et medietilbud som ikke er markedsstyrt eller ikke?

I så måte er brodern glad for at vi gjør det som vi gjør her til lands, og tilsvarende i England med BBC.  Markedsstyrte medieselskap er notorisk kortsiktige, og bryr seg lite om kunnskapsinnhold etc.  Bare tenk på alle de BBC-dokumentarene som har blitt produsert gjennom årene, f.eks. alle de med David Attenburough!  Disse ville aldri sett dagens lys om man ikke hadde et fellesskapsfinansiert medietilbud!

At NRK henger med i tidsånden og tilpasser seg den nye mediehverdagen som i større grad foregår på Internett og mobiltelefoner syns brodern bare er positivt.  Men et slikt tilbud koster, det er ikke gratis.  Det burde kanskje vært finansiert over skatteseddelen heller enn via lisens, men isåfall ville det vært enda fler som ikke benytter seg av tilbudet som ville blitt nødt til å betale!

Menmen, det er jo sånn det fungerer for biblioteker, så det ville ikke vært skandaløst det heller.

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Har det seg virkelig sånn at 9 av 10 som ser en film på kino IKKE har sett traileren på filmen de ser på først??  Hva er greia med at de blir like sjokkerte hver gang øksemannen hopper ut fra bak den døra, enda de BURDE huske at det var AKKURAT den samme døra som han brukte i traileren?!  Og hvorfor brå-ler de av en setning de nesten helt sikkert har hørt før, som om den er helt ny for dem?   Ja, ja, det er greit og veldig FINT at folk har det hyggelig og opplever kinofilmen som noe helt nytt og spennende, men er det bare meg som sitter igjen i stolen og tenker  “Men jeg har jo sett alt dette før!  Ingenting er nytt!”

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