A Journey Through Middle-Earth : Chrome experiment

I posted this on Tumblr a few days ago, but I think it deserves a blog post too:

Imaginary Karin - Middle-earth chrome experiment

A journey Through Middle-Earth is a Google Chrome experiment, a website allowing you to explore Tolkien’s Middle-Earth in the form of an interactive map. For now there’s only a few locations available, but as The Hobbit movies comes out the plan is to add to the map, following the dwarves journey.

I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit on there… Go check it out, it’s actually pretty damn cool!

Or… nerdy. Cool AND nerdy! (Yes, it’s possible. I just said so.)

Another fun thing about it, from my perspective, is that it’s made by North Kingdom – an agency from my town. They’re well known for their creativity and innovation and have a rather impressive list of clients. In school they were THE place where everyone wanted to work. I find it amazing that a sleepy small town in north Sweden can be the headquarters of such a successful international company that isn’t about mining or forestry.

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Just bought Guild Wars 2

Show of hands, who here plays Guild Wars 2?

I bought it 2 days ago and is currently having tons of fun wrapping my head around this colourful new world and it’s inhabitants!

My boyfriend had graciously allowed me to try it out on his account – and I liked it a lot – but then he wanted to play too and he was out of character slots because of me and long story short I ended up buying my own copy. Having my own account means I can play around and make new characters without having to ask first, and also that we can play together.

Not that I’m sure playing with him is the best idea, come to think of it…

He’s the action driven CRASH BANG KILL EVERYTHING RUUUUUNN kind of player whereas I’m more like stop and smell the flowers I have to read the whole quest description ooh this town is pretty let’s explore don’t kill the cute monsters. So, yeah. :oops: :blush:

I’ve made two characters so far:

Imaginary Karin - Guild Wars 2

This is Moreli Medina, a Sylvari Necromancer.

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Post-Halloween post

As I said before, I didn’t have much of a Halloween this year. My mum was celebrating her birthday so I spent all weekend at her house. It was actually very nice as I got to eat lots of good food and met some relatives I haven’t seen in a while.

Friday night we went to the cemetery to light candles on grandmas grave. My country celebrates All Saint’s Day rather than Halloween and it’s tradition to light candles and lanterns on graves during this weekend. It’s really beautiful to go to a cemetery after dark and look at the lights, hundreds and hundreds of lights… It looks eerie and occult and beautiful.

What did everyone else do? Any exciting costumes?

Oh, and below are the rest of my gifts from Angies Halloween Swap:

Halloween Swap day 2
Halloween Swap day 2

Day 2 – Something Halloween themed involving persons favourite color

Haha, love the bat!


Halloween Swap day 3
Halloween Swap day 3

Day 3 – Something involving persons favourite fall scent

Pumpkin and cinnamon =

Halloween Swap day 4
Halloween Swap day 4

Day 4 – Something 1$ or less


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Halloween swap 2013

Halloween Swap 2013

Last month I signed up with the Halloween swap set up by Angie of This Muse Is Taken. You get paired up with someone and send each other a box of gifts to open during the week before Halloween. It sounded like such a fun idea I couldn’t resist!

Especially not since it’s going to be the only Halloween celebrating for me this year. Nobody I know is doing anything and my mum is celebrating her birthday next friday so I’ll be visiting her all weekend. But at least I’ve put a few decorations up around the house – and I’ll have my swap gifts!

My partner is @kimmynotgibbler and this is her first gift:

Halloween swap day 1

Day 1 had the theme “something old or something glittery”.

Halloween swap day 1 - skull

Halloween swap day 1 - skull

It’s a glittery skull! With led-lights inside so the eyes glow in different colours.

My gift to Kimberley was a pair of spider earrings in a mini pumpkin box.

I’ll be opening one gift a day until October 31 and posting photos of them on Instagram.

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First snow 2013

First snow 2013

First snow 2013

Look what greeted me when I got out of the house this morning: a thin layer of snow! :yay:

(Don’t know if you can tell, but the street and the roofs are white.) It kept snowing all day too, but most of it melted as it touched the ground. Only the north side of ditches, houses, and trees still have a little bit of white by them. They say it’s going to snow even more tomorrow.

Winter is my second favourite season, it’s almost as wonderful as autumn, so the snow is most welcome! I just need to get the winter tyres on the car… Summer tyres on snow is a bit more exciting than I’m comfortable with. :oops:

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