TamamoNoMae

Female
from Germany

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    • I'm still aliiiive~

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      Going through my external hard drive right now listening to all the sweet, sweet music I sometimes forget I have. 11 more days and I'll be on my way to see my family. Hooray!! With all this exhausting RL that keeps bothering me (eh, why CAN'T I get money for watching youtube all day, dressed in my snuggly sweat pants eating crips & gummybears?) I am sooo looking forward to getting a little break spending time with my lovely mum and my awesome dad. You never know how many more happy moments together you'll have...

    • Helping out a friend

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      So @dwintman posted this: roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=225008...

      If you like Star Wars, Shakespeare or both, check it out and get involved!! I am thinking about taking part myself (however I feel like I have no relevant skills whatsoever to offer u_u°), and I think this would be a brilliant community project!
      (The thing is ... IhavenevereverseentheStarWarsmoviesandIdon'tknow,maybethatisaproblem? *mumbles*
      Argh I'm overthinking again x_x')

      Buuuuuut anyways, have a look, leave a comment and take part, folks!! I'm sure it'll be a blast!!

    • ...

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      Sooo, I've been quite absent from here and I have a looot to catch up (LPs, RWBY (although I just did that), my groups, the forum, ...) and I have no idea how or when to do that. Oh well~
      My first week at my new student job is over and I have mixed feelings. The people are really, really nice, but there is a lot of stuff going on, so nobody really has any time to properly show me how things are done and I have to find my way on my own, Which leads to me making silly rookie mistakes, which everyone says it's okay, because I am new and they don't expect me to know everything right on the spot, but nevertheless it makes me feel uneasy. Because I hate not knowing my way around things, and I hate not having a routine, and I hate not being able to judge the consequences of my actions (I'm in between the company and customers, so mistake = company might look silly), because I get really, really stressed and start to obsess over things which leads to not getting anything done. Tons and tons of anxiety gallore!!
      But I hope that this feeling will pass soon and I decided from next week I won't let my anxiety take over all my brain space and instead just try to focus to do my best. I can do zat!! And as I said, so far people have been really, really nice. That's good (although that makes me even more worried to diappoint them x_x and I GOTTA STOP! OVER THINKING!! THINGS!!!).

      Anyhow~
      Plans for the weekend are: cleaning the flat, doing laundry, catching some Live Streams and playing lots and lots of Dragon Age: Origins. I am stuck at a silly fight in Denerim and I think I might just cheat a little and set the difficulty back on easy >,>'
      Oh, and also grocery shopping to get some coke for my rum tonight. Mwahaha~
      Well, onwards to do the laundry!

      Lots of love to all you fabulous people!!

    • GamesCom 2013

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      Just did my nails Tower of Pimps-style for tomorrow. I'm going to GamesCom with a couple of friends and I am excited! Haven't been last year, and I hope I can get some glances at Elder Scrolls Online and the next Dragon age game. I also discovered yesterday, that I always say Dragon Age: Oranges instead of Origins ... WTF, Brain??

      Anyways, let's see if there'll be other RT/AH-fans :3

    • Graphic Tablet

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      I'm at work right now (gotta enjoy surfing the web while it lasts. I doubt they'll let me surf the internet in my new job~) and I am looking up how to properly use a graphic tablet & photoshop. Because today I got the bestest gift in the world! Yepp, you guessed it: a Graphic Tablet!! A very good friend had an old one lying around and she didn't need it anymore, so she gave it to me and I am so, so, so happy and grateful and OMG!! I had a lot of train riding to do today and I spent most if by doodling sketches in my little sketch/plot book. LET THE ARTSYNESS COMMENCE!! \0/

      EDIT:
      today's earworm: 'My body's a Zombie for you' by Dead Man's Bones

    • DA:O Ultimate Edition

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      Guess wht I installed just before I went to work.
      *,*
      I'm currently stalking the interwebbz for name suggestions for my character. This is going to be so much fun *_*

    • Divinity 2 DONE

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      Woohooo! I finally finished Divinity 2!! At least as much as you can finish it without having the add-on (which I am not going to get because eh~) and since I pretty much got epically spoilered nearly from the beginning, it wasn't nearly as epic as it could have been. But alas, it is done, and now I can finally, finally start with Dragon Age: Origins! As for Divinity 2 I have to say there were definitely some things that annoyed me, but all in all it was a good game. If I hadn't gotten it for free I probably would have been disappointed, but since I didn't have to pay for it (thanks PC Games!) I'm quite happy with it.
      I'd give it a 7/10.

    • Story of my User-Name

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      I still have some time before I have to get ready to catch the train and because @ikagawa was so nice to provide a link to the wikipedia-entry about the historical/mythical Tamamo no Mae in the 'What does your (RL) name mean'-thread, I thought I might as well share it here as well and tell the folks, who are interested in it, why I chose it.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamamo-no-Mae

      The article pretty much sums it up, but I want to give some additional details. Typically Tamamo No Mae is viewed as the 'bad' fox-woman or sometimes even fox-witch, who represents the counterpart to the 'good' fox-woman (or Kitsune) called Kuzunoha (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuzunoha )
      During my Kanbun-class at university (kanbun is old written Japanese) we read an old version of the story of Kuzunoha and when I did some additional research I stumbled over the story of Tamamo no Mae and she really intrigued me.

      Kuzunoha is considered the good one of the Fox-spirits, because she represents the ideal of a honourable woman/wife/mother, who is willing to sacrifice herself for her loved ones, while Tamamo no Mae is considered the bad one, because she bewitched the Emperor and made him ill. If you take a closer look at the story though, you soon realise, that it seems her only mistake was not only being pretty, but also smart and knowledgeable, and when the Emperor became smitten with her, and the realm began to face problems it must have been black magic/an evil spirit. Which is a wonderful example of male power dynamics, that occured not only in Japanese folklore, but in Chinese and Indian as well (and all over the world). Whenever the downfall of a dynasty was close, the reason was always an influential lady at court. I think Tamamo no Mae (who is rumoured to be based on the historical lady Fujiwara no Nariko) is a wonderful example of a successful woman that threatened male dominance and therefore I assume she was pretty kick-ass. And I prefer to think of her as a hero-figure instead of a villain. Which is why I decided to call myself TamamoNoMae. Not because I deem myself the most beautiful and wise woman, but simply because I finally came to a point in my life where I believe in my strengths and in my self-worth and I won't take shit from anybody anymore, awwyeah! And that's about it.^_^

    • Silly songs

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      Stumbled over this by accident and I can't stop listening to it.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJkLH4uZ73M

      Beards are awesome!

    • Jin-Roh, new job, family

      5 years ago

      TamamoNoMae

      I'm at work again, which means (yepp, you guessed it correctly) a journal entry, because for whatever reason (I assume boredom) I'm most productive when I'm at work.

      As you can guess from the title I finally came round to watch the anime Jin-Roh. I remember when it came out, and how everybody was talking about it and how great it is and I distinctly remember the picture of the soldier in the tank-uniform with the glowing red eyes. I found it immensely scary. I knew it was not a horro-movie or anything like that, but it made me somehow uncomfortable. Which is why it took my so many years until I finally watched it. Unfortunately I had to see a dubbed German version, but for once they actually managed to do a really good job. I don't like hating on dubs just for the sake of it, but fact is that most anime are either translated badly or the voice-acting is way over the top because they try to imitate Japanese sentence melodies and such. Which is never a good idea. So! Jin-Roh actually is a good example of how to dub an anime right! As for the story I have to say despite having quite the amount of fighting and blood it is a very slow-paced movie that puts a lot of emphasis on character dynamics and dialogue/lack of dialogue. And that is the reason why sometimes it was hard for me to follow because I got distracted with other things while watching. But in the end I have to say all the praise it got when it first came out, is definitely earned. It paints an intresting picture of morality and moral decisions and if you like slow-paced movies with a lot of plot-lines, you should definitely watch it!

      As I already said I am at work right now, and for those of you who don't know already I'm currently doing late-night/weekend shifts at my uni's library. It's a decent job, not too hard, quite relaxed and I have a lot of very nice fellow student colleagues. However, it pays hardly enough to pay the rent. And by the end of September my Bafoeg (special student loan by the government) will end, so! I had to look for a new student help job and tadaa! Curtesy of my lovely former flat mate and friend I already found a new one at a kind of big insurance company in Cologne. I will not have to move back to my parents, nor do I have to sell any body parts, aww yeah! I'm a bit worried whether I can actually do it (not the job itself, I'm confident I'm qualified enough), because I am so not used anymore to get up early and work more than 3 hours straight. Also I hope I will be able to keep up my work on my thesis (oh god how I cannot hear, see or read this effing word anymore!!), because I HAVE to hand it in by the end of the year. That is the goal! Wish me luck, people!

      Aaaand last but not least, I'm visiting my family next week!! : D I haven't been back where I grew up in more than 2 months now and I miss my mum a lot! She is the sweetest person on the planet and I wish I could spend more time with her. Of course I also miss my dad, my brother and my auntie, but my mum and I always had a special bond. And even though I never ever could live in the same household with my family again (simply because I am too independent now), I do wish we would live a little bit closer and taking the goddamn Deutsche Bahn wouldn't be so effing expensive. I am really, really looking forward to spent time in my old room again, to see my bros new flat and to generally just hang out in my PJs all day without having to do groceries or laundry or dishes. Sweet, sweet life of childhood~
      (just for the record: I did have to do chores when I was a kid, but they were not half as annoying and difficult as grown-up chores are when you live on your own ;) ).

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