“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
My name is Sandra, nicknamed Solyndra (pronunciation: [sɔlɪndrɑ]). I’m a 21 year old Dutch girl who majors in German at university, and takes a minor in business economics. For my studies I spent a semester abroad, studying in Vienna (hence the Best Of Vienna posts). I have a slight obsession with reading, and books in general. I’m terrible with keeping up with television series (the only exception seems to be Asian dramas) but I love movies. I love collecting things. I love going out to the theatre every once in a while, though cinemas keep me well entertained if there’s nothing playing that I like.
The story behind my username: I very much love Thor , which has grown into a long-running joke between me and my friends of me being his girlfriend (x), and then I ended up cosplaying as Thor for the Avengers premiere.. hence a Thor-inspired username.
“You aren’t sick & unhappy
only alive & stuck with it.”
I have a big interest in various things, that will show up at some point on this Tumblr, like:
- Disney, the no. 1 love of my life;
- Studio Ghibli movies;
- SHINee (my bias = Jonghyun);
- Arthurian legend, Norse mythology, the Middle Ages in general;
- various book series, such as Harry Potter, The Lord Of The Rings, A Song Of Ice & Fire and accompanying movies/tv-series;
- Kickass ladies of all sorts (bonus points if they’re achers): favourite lady at the moment = Gemma Arterton;
- Musicals, mostly German or Austrian ones, occasional other theatre stuff;
- Stuff of my favourite tv-shows: (New) Doctor Who by RTD, Merlin, Game Of Thrones.. and these days, mostly Asian dramas.
For books & movies you can check here: Goodreads | iCheckMovies | MyDramaList
“You know what I think?” she says. “That people’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. Whether those memories have any actual importance or not, it doesn’t matter as far as the maintenance of life is concerned. They’re all just fuel. Advertising fillers in the newspaper, philosophy books, dirty pictures in a magazine, a bundle of ten-thousand-yen bills: when you feed ‘em to the fire, they’re all just paper. The fire isn’t thinking ‘Oh, this is Kant,’ or ‘Oh, this is the Yomiuri evening edition,’ or ‘Nice tits,’ while it burns. To the fire, they’re nothing but scraps of paper. It’s the exact same thing. Important memories, not-so-important memories, totally useless memories: there’s no distinction—they’re all just fuel.”
My Tumblr family ♥
The lovely Andrew Garfield to my Jesse Eisenberg.
The fabulous Doctor to my Rose.
The magical Loki to my Thor.
The mindblowing Jude Law to my RDJ.
The fantastic Paulette to my Elle Woods.
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” (J.R.R. Tolkien)