Sunday, October 31, 2010

New 'Making of' video of Mother's House

The Making of Mother's House: The Crew Part 1



Mother's House is a short film starring Tim Guinee and Kathryne Erbe. Tim plays as Thomas Ross, a loving husband who recently lost his mother as she passed away. Both he and his wife, Catherine (Erbe), go to his mother's house to dispose of her estate. That's when they discover the secret of mother's house. For nine days, the crew worked day in and day out to make this possible. Here is part one of a look at the crew members.

Friday, October 29, 2010

DogCatemy Celebrity Gala 2010

Animal League

My friend Susan got this interesting link today with her google alerts. She was so kind to pass it to me and I clicked on it in the second I got it.

Celebrities Create Videos Starring Their Beloved Animals | Stop ...
By Sandy
This year's participants include actress Kathryn Erbe, Broadway stars Orfeh and Andy Karl, country music icon Wynonna Judd, multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Dane, the NY Mets, actor Josh Flitter, Bravo Housewives Countess LuAnn De ...


You and your well-behaved dog are cordially invited to
North Shore Animal League America’s
5th Annual DogCatemy Celebrity Gala

Thursday, November 4 2010
six o’clock in the evening

CIPRIANI WALL STREET
55 WALL STREET
NEW YORK CITY, NY


Mistress of Ceremonies: Sandra Bernhard (comedian, actress, singer, and author)

…This year’s participants include actress Kathryn Erbe, Broadway stars Orfeh and Andy Karl, country music icon Wynonna Judd, multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Dane, the NY Mets, actor Josh Flitter, Bravo Housewives Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Caroline Manzo, Stephen Baldwin and designers Marc Bauwer and Sylvia Heisel, among many others…

Join Us!

Well-Behaved Dogs Welcome
Black Tie optional

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Denise Zayas at (516) 812-7209 or email: denisez@AnimalLeague.org.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the life-saving mission of the Animal League.

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online. Click here.



Available Ticket Classes for This Event:

Ticket Class Available Order Limit Price
Silver Star Seating No Limit No Limit $350.00
Gold Circle Seating No Limit No Limit $500.00
VIP/Corporate Table of 10 No Limit No Limit $5,000.00

I can’t wait to see new photos of Kathryn and Lilah.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Two 100 for Postentry no. 100

Title: My rescuer
Prompt: Rescue or Saved
Characters: Alexandra Eames
Rating: T
Word Count: 100
A/N: I never wrote Alex during her time in the Police Academy. Maybe I should?


“459S…Dutton?”

I rudely awoke from my daydream.

“Burglary alarm, silent.” I heard a whisper behind me and repeated loud and clear: “Burglary alarm, silent, Sir!”

“Right,” our instructor agreed, and asked for the next number of the Hundred Code.

After the class I turned around to look for my rescuer. There was only a female cadet left, who turned her back toward me. I stepped out of my seat line.

“Thank you,” I nodded, as she closed the gap. I wanted to reach for her papers and books, but she took my hand and shook it. “Alex Eames, you’re welcome.”


Title: Pro Choice
Prompt: choice/choose
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: T
Word Count: 103
A/N 1: Post The Third Horseman
A/N 2: With beta help of .


The wind of the roof still in my hair, I hid in the last corner of the dark bar and slid into the dim booth. I’d asked for a margarita when THIS was all over, but now I just wanted to go home, take a hot shower and forget.

Life is full of uncertainty. People need to have options. Abortion had got to be one of those options. And that’s what I think. Bobby said earlier. Really, I asked myself for the thousandth time, and faced Bobby with two mugs of tea in his hand.

“Drink this and then I’ll drive you home.”

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Pillars of the Earth

I promise my next blog entry (wow, number 100 unbelievable) will be only for Kathryn.

Yesterday my mom wrote me an email, see here:

Rufus

Hallo Spatz,

heute Abend ist am Potsdamer Platz Premiere von "die Säulen der Erde". Laut Sat1 soll auch Rufus Sewell zur Premiere kommen. 19.00 Einlass und 20.00 Kinobeginn. Was meinst Du????

Bis denne

Mama


My first thought with reading only the header: mhm, Beck or Sewell?

Rufus Sewell and the cast of The Pillars of the Earth were in the city to present the mini series.

Plot:
The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. Follett masterfully weaves these stories through political turmoil of 12th century England, creating a relevant and viable world for today's audience and for generations to come.


Years ago I listened to the wdr produced audio book. I have the book in my shelve, but never found the time to read Ken Follett’s historic book.

We arrived Potsdamer Platz and the cinema around 7 p.m. and just had to wait 30 minutes until we finally could take a look at Rufus.



I really like Rufus Sewell. He was bad in A Knight's Tale but so wonderful in Eleventh Hour.

Therefore I made my shipper 20 in 20 icons for October with Rachel Young and Dr. Jacob Hood.

THEMES

BewitchingDark or LightHaunted
Harvest DreamsHorror
MoonlightSave MeTrick
TreatWitching Hour
Category: October

Artist's Choice


Plus three variations:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Breslau or Wrocław or my Vincent weekend without Vincent

When thinking about Wrocław before three weeks I tended to call it Breslau. You had to know that Wrocław was Breslau before 1945 and a German city. With calling the fourth largest city in Poland by it’s old German name I respect the current German borders anyway and don’t want to change it in any way.

But I read a few books about Breslau playing after WWI and until 1945 over the last couple of years. Marek Krajewski portrayed with his Detective Eberhard Mock a very interesting character. I really was curious to visit the city one day and I finally got the chance with entering the American Film Festival.

Vincent D’Onofrio planned to show his Don’t go in the Woods two times. I really was curious about the movie because all the reviews of other fans I read had been great. And there was that chance finally to meet Vincent. He never had come closer Berlin. I really must made use of that opportunity. Therefore I asked my colleague Pawel to translate that first article from October 1st again for me. Who is trusting google translation? I wanted to be sure.

Yes, the article really said that Vincent would be there.

For my birthday I got two tickets from my lovely CI Musers.

Gift

Thanks so much girls. I didn’t saw that coming, ordered two tickets by myself. So now I had to tickets to much, but there was a happy ending.

My mom and be booked a nice hotel (55 € for two night…unbelievable) and so we drove via Poland Friday afternoon. I was well prepared. I got a few good advises how to speak to Vincent and also made a few own plans. I had a little surprise duty I really wanted to fulfill. Just my nervousness and shyness could restrain me.

We arrived Wrocław in time (had just a 30 minutes traffic jam a few miles away of the city) and moved into the hotel room. I’m so glad that we had decided for a vacation apartment for our 10 days in New York City. Don’t get me wrong the room was really sweet and had many things inside, but it was small - perfect for a weekend trip.

The schedule of DGITW should be 22:15. We arrived very early at the cinema but this way I could switch the both tickets I had too much to the Saturday Screening. That was very kind from the AFF people.

We took two seats in the middle of the theatre (I’m more the last row placer, but I wanted to be close Vincent) and my nervousness increased to a maximum.

But to nervous too soon. Vincent didn’t join the audience and also after the screening he wasn’t there to answer questions or something like that. But we had two other tickets and would get another chance, if Vincent just had been more confirmed with the Saturday schedule.

Although it was after midnight there were many people on the streets. We had to walk a little until we finally wink for a cap to pass the rest of the way to our hotel quicker.

The Saturday we used for sightseeing and geocaching. All in all we found seven caches. We had a very delicious breakfast in the area around the university. If you order hot chocolate you’ll get fluid chocolate pudding.

Wrocław is a beautiful city with an amazing historic center. I read in Krajewski’s books, that the war also touched Breslau, but it wasn’t visible. Outside the historic ring are wonderful big old buildings like in Berlin and like I love them in combination with socialism buildings made with precast concrete slabs like I hate them.

Breslau 1 Breslau 2 Breslau 3

But the inner circle had really sweet building with much sculptures between. We entered one church tower for a better overview, ate ice-cream, did a little window shopping and cached. I was so exhausted, but we had that second appointment at the cinema. At Saturday the schedule was 19:15. Second try (also again well prepared for my Vincent meeting plan)! We had a full moon. That was a good sign. I saw my last under the Brooklyn Bridge…sigh.

 Breslau 4 Breslau 5  Breslau 6

As my mom and I entered the theater there were two seats at the door reserved with two sheets of papers. That was a very good sight. But the time ran and no Vincent. This time there spoke an AFF member before the screening…told three times Vincent’s name, but more I didn’t get, he spoke in Polish. We saw the movie again and the lights switched on without him…

…I really like the movie. Okay, it was very creepy and bloody. The actors speak fast and mumble. It was much harder to follow that movie than Staten Island last year.

video

But the music was so beautiful. I don’t want to write much about it, because you all will love the ending and I don’t want to disturb it. But I would love to discuss the movie with people who already watched it.

And Eric in this pimp suit. I screamed as I saw him. I just have a few questions and comments. C’mon, I think all young French people are able to speak English. At least if you do an exchange year. I really liked the bassist. Robbie was really yummy and to see him rock…wohoo. Was he really blind? It was really cool to see Nick’s song growing over the whole movie. Why stared Anton strictly on his feet as he and the girls met the hunters? Will there be a soundtrack available? How fare away is Vincent with a regular distribution? The whole camping area was too clean. After 10 minutes your sleeping backs are dirty. And how in the world could be the sleeping back scene Vincent’s most favorite? That was so heavy. It is really a little crazy to write such a script. Who made him angry in this time?

Directing

I’m very interested if the Europe audience reacts in another way than an US audience. What a shame that Vincent had no time to find out. It was really a wonderful weekend and Wrocław a beautiful place to visit and Don’t go in the woods a movie you should watch. I’m a little sad that he didn’t come. I didn’t know if I had been brave enough to talk to Vincent but I didn’t get a chance to find out…not this time, but I’ll get my chance.

Sunday we had an exclusive breakfast at the Oder and then we headed off back to Berlin.

Two more articles about DGITW at AFF you can find here and here.

[Trailer and clips are from the facebook page of DGITW]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My shipper heart jumps wildly

This is the first time I’ll direct your attention to a fanfiction…not written by myself.

I read that summery a few weeks ago while scanning through the Criminal Intent M section of ff.net:

SPRING FEVER
No, Alex tells herself. You are NOT seriously considering jumping your partner's bones right here in the parking lot in front of God and everyone. But she kind of is. B/A established relationship.

Law and Order: CI - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,187 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 6-4-10 - A. Eames & R. Goren – Complete

I opened the story in a new tab and there passed a few more days until I found the time to read it.

I was hooked from beginning on. I loved the three chapters splitting in Maybe it's the weather. Or maybe it's the clothes [Alex in a PINK skirt and cardigan ensemble…Gemini hit me again]. Or maybe it's the adrenaline very much. Alex and Bobby were looking for a perp but he caught them earlier. He managed to snag Alex and fix her…Bobby outside. But Alex is able to free herself and cleared the situation so Bobby and uniformed cops can arrest the guy.

And then I read that part:

"With both hands t-tied behind your back."

Bobby manages to say it with only a small stutter, and it occurs to her that he's probably the only person in her life who knows exactly what that means for her. Others might get it on an intellectual level, but Bobby has triggers of his own, and some of them are as similar to hers as it's possible to be. He hasn't worn a wristwatch since Tates.

I was like…OMG, I never thought about that. Right, they both were captive in the show. They both had to handle the consequences after. One more bond between them.

I knew in the moment I read these lines that I would make a blog post. Because I know my problems with the English language I also was a little creative, so you can give your eyes a little rest.

Bonds

Spring Fever of JeannieMac included a beautiful sex scene. It was wonderful to read under all the romance and kinky M stories of ff.net [I also count my own writing in this category] I really adore, a combination of fun and reality.

I asked me again, how would it be, the first time of Alex and Bobby? I wrote it so many times and always tend to make it perfect for both of them…lasting forever, the pure love. But are first times really perfect? I talked with friends about it. They think the first time between Bobby and Alex will be wild and quick and also clumsy. They know each other so well and after all of these years, if it really would happen there would be so much background they have to reduce.

What do you think?

I really would love to write such a realistic lovemaking, but there is my big big Post Loyalty story I wrote for awhile and now am at the summit…Alex and Bobby meeting again after five months. I can’t find the right words. I see it in my mind, but I can’t write it down. I really have to sit down and just do it. New York City was amazing, but it stole my writing mojo.
Then I got a prompt to the Christmas Fic-A-Thon at the LJ. I got ‘It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ me, the Advent time hater, but I have a funny idea. I don’t know if I can write it, but the idea is good.
And I also got these great two lines yesterday:
Men will do more for a woman whose not his mother - and, of course, we all know why!
It says it all without saying it all.
This is also perfect for a fic…sigh.

Okay, back to the topic. Read JeannieMac’s stories. I managed to consume two more until now and there are so many more. I really like her writing. It’s romantic and soft and gentle but also has great analysis of CI inside.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Worst Friends Banner

The Worst Friends On Set pictures are too amazing. Kathryn looked unbelievable beautiful and I can't wait to hear more about the project. I also snagged a few new textures over the week. All my icon challenges are done, so I played a little for myself with Photoshop.

Here is my result [700x467...click to enlarge]:

Worst Friends Banner

Texture from azuremonkey @ thefixedfoot

Criminal Intent Christmas: Fic-A-Thon


(click the image to go to the fic-a-thon prompting post)

Friday, October 15, 2010

The War at Home Picspam

This is my first picspam ever. Last week I watched The War at Home...again and capped the episode by myself. After running through all the 6000 caps numerous times I couldn't threw away 370 of them. Here you'll find 32 pictures which impressed me most.

The War at Home Picspam

































































































Damedend of the holidays
Biting my lipsI don’t want to
Coming laterSmelling good
She did everythingLies
I love his hairNot Lilah
Stunning legsSo much green
Pleasedon’t
Presenting everythingSo yummy
Perfect Badge CapStormy
Even more windSigh
AwayGulp
No wordsGuilty
OhHe’s back
InexcuseableCool cap
Cold shoulder…rightlyMore lips maltreating
Last gazeI don’t care…I don’t believe