Monday, 18 June 2012

I wish I were an insomniac...

... because there would be an excuse for staying up till 04:30 am to finish this... And it's not done yet...


The back of the fb...

 Now I need to tape it... This will be hard to tape as the roses are bulky, but...

Saturday, 16 June 2012

My favourite poem by Charles Baudelaire

I could not find a single translation that I liked and therefore used the best parts of three different translations. Talking about about being picky and hard to please.
 

Conversation (Causerie)


You are a lovely autumn sky, clear and rosy!
But sadness rises in me like the sea,
And as it ebbs, leaves on my sullen lips
The burning memory of its bitter slime.

— Your hand may stroke my breast, but not console.
What it seeks there is but a hole, deep caverned
By women's claws and fangs, and ransacked whole.
Seek not my heart, on which the beasts have ravened.

My heart is a palace polluted by the mob;
They get drunk there, kill, tear each other's hair!
— A perfume swims around your naked breast!...

O Beauty, ruthless scourge of souls, you want it still!*
You with hot eyes that flash in fiery feasts,
Burn up these meagre scraps spared by the beasts!

  *it refers to the heart, that still desires beauty...

Translations I used:

— William Aggeler, The Flowers of Evil (Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954)
— Roy Campbell, Poems of Baudelaire (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952)
— James McGowan, The Flowers of Evil (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)
 
More Baudelaire at fleursdumal.org/



Tuesday, 5 June 2012

I think they prescribe medication...

...for people with as serious a "problem" as mine. XD
 Kamijo HQ fb.


The back of the fb.


Special thanks to Virve, Tiina, Moonlight and Katherine for some of the material I used.

Created while listening to:
In the Woods: Heart of the Ages
Die Verbannten Kinder Evas: In darkness let me dwell.
(Don't try this at home, unless you hate your neighbors.)

Friday, 1 June 2012

My ICR list

PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM TAKING A BREAK FROM SWAPPING DUE TO MOVING, SO I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH FULL ITEMS FOR THE TIME BEING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY FULL ITEMS FOR ME USING ANY OF THE EMAILS AT THE END OF THE LIST. THANK YOU.

I WILL UPDATE THIS SPACE AS SOON AS I CAN HELP YOU WITH ICR AGAIN. :)

This is my complete I Can Return list, which means, if you have any full items for any of the people on the list, you can send them all to me and I'll send them home safely. Please consider the possibility of posting several full items for different people from the list to me; this will save you on postage and I will send them to their owners separately.
I'll try to keep this updated as regularly as possible. For any questions, please contact me via either of my emails (at the end of this list).

Elizabeth Vasilaki’s I Can Return list OCTOBER 2014
(Names that appear after the star means I am ICR via someone else)

AUSTRALIA: Fiona Depasquale, Debb Harlen, Davina McCormick, Kate Denton, *Karen Mitchelhill (Cook), Belinda Lim, Lauren Kay (Willow).

AUSTRIA: Petra Ramoser, Nina Horvath, *Michaela (Michi) Achleitner, Kornelia Kastl, Nicole Duda, Kerstin Mayr, Elke Stoker, Claudia Plank.

BELGIUM: Vanessa Nijs, *Ivy Luyten.

BRAZIL: *Patricia Pereira.

CANADA: Elizabeth (Beth) Aping, * Melanie Marissen (Kachuk), Lisa Overduin.

CROATIA: Sandra Podgorsek, * Lidija Stinner.

DENMARK: *Tenna Nielsen (Sorensen), Lisette Marie Jorgensen, Tanja H. Normark.

FRANCE: Ludivine Clement, *Isabelle Debarnot, Marjorie Jovanovic (Louis).

FINLAND: Virve Kaikkonen (only her HQ fbs and decos, the rest return to maker please), Tiina Kaistinen (Tibby Soderlund), Jonna Alatalo, Tuija Thil, *Riita Myntti, Sirja Kaistinen, Riita Rostedt, Harriet Rautapuro, Sari Pulkkinen (Suominen), Teresa (Tero) Leppa, Emmi Harinen, Senni Ontonen, Sini Autio.

GERMANY: Judith Schroer (Beyrow), Bianca (Reissenweber),Silvia Fecher (Dark Witch), Laura Kuppersteg, Martina Gierth,  Silvia Maja Suttner, Αnke Hamm, *Katharina Maier, Corina Schnelle, Ulrike Buchner, Maren Hahs, Andrea Haas, Kirsten Brockhaus, Nadine Noubeg, Aiyana Rehnke, Jean Jahn, Nancy Maria Michelet, Nika Reisacher.

HOLLAND: Carrie Lynn Salikin Polle, * N.Y. (Nga Yee) Tang, Linda Kuipers, Gea Dik, Bea Scheve.

INDONESIA: *Lita Maisari.

IRELAND: *Marielle Finn.

ITALY: Rametta Sam(antha), * Valeria Bottarini, Stefania Pagura, Lucia di Folco, Di Capello Morena, Elisa Zanotto, Maria Centurami. 

JAPAN: Mayumi Asano, Naoko Takamura, * Kaori Yamaguchi, Chikako Kawato, Kumiko Ukai, Takako Shitoda, Miki Takata, Kyoko Fujimoto,Yukimi Sakamoto, Akiko Okura, Licca Ebe, Misaki Aoki.

NORWAY: Ingrid Elise Brattland, Lilith Nagel Skrede, * Susanne Kalbekken, Siv Heidi Roterud.

POLAND: Tahti (Karolina Rutkowa), Miki Mikocka, *Ela, Run, Michelle (Wioleta Urbaniak), Anna Marat, Lidka Radzik, Agnes from Garbledville. 

PORTUGAL: Ana (Nicki) Mendonca.

ROMANIA: Crina Doltu, * Doina Poina.

SCOTLAND: Margaret McQuade. 

SERBIA: *Teodota Popovic.

SLOVENIA: Jasmina Rojko (only full fbs and decos please, the rest to maker).

SOUTH AFRICA: *Belinda Smith, Fa-eeka Fortuin.

SOUTH KOREA: * Kyung-Jin (Jini) Ha.

SWEDEN: Sabina Sandberg, *Suzanna Manu, Victoria Claesson, Maria Ahlberg, Jenny Axelsson, Katarina Langdahl.

SWITZERLAND: *Yvonne Schoch/Connely.

TAIWAN: Joyce Liao

UNITED KINGDOM: Rachael Gilliver/Moonlight, Danie Jones, Jackie Hoyle, *Kerrie Foulsham, Hez, Helen Elliot, Gill Farmer, Polly McJannett, Jemma Hodson, Becky in Monmouthshire, Nicola Welton, Zoe Hackleton.

USA: Tammy McNeal Riley, Katie Wagner (Wood), Joy Rodrigues, Elizabeth Schultz (Keil), Jonna Statt, *Carolyn Holoway Smith, JJ Kun, Beth Barnhill Goodin, Yvette Bare, Sharon Haas, Rachel Gearhart, Cindi Moss, Mary Shirley

My email for ICR questions:
endymionwillawake@yahoo.com
elizabeth.vasilaki@gmail.com