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I don't even want to check the last time I updated–it's been so long.

My year of intensive studying is over, I passed the national exam for all the sixth year med students (and had to retake one of the tests twice), was ranked better than what I expected (and better than what I had done during the year) which allowed me to choose what specialty I'd do. After a lot of hesitation, I chose family medicine.

I've officially been an intern for a month now. I don't know how much I've progressed since, but I still feel like I know nothing. I'm working in the ER for six months, and luckily everyone there, from the doctors to the nurses and cleaning ladies are really nice. It's a good thing too because the ER is not a place I want to work at later on, but the internship is mandatory.

How has everyone else been?
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons> (Elinor)
I just had the results of a practice exam (one I took in December during a week end, Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon), and I did pretty well. There were students from all over France taking that exam, and I was 1368th out of 4773!

I took this because at the end of the year, all the 6th year med students of France take a national exam, and depending on the rank, you get to choose your specialty and where you'll be an intern. So, right now I'm in the first third which is pretty good, even if it won't get me the very demanded specialties. I'll have to work harder for that, if I want to do them!

I'm really happy, but a little worried because usually when I get good grades I start working less and that's something I absolutely should not do. Hopefully, I'll do as well for the next practice exams (and the real one too).
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons> (Elinor)
I hope everyone had great holidays. Welcome to all the new people!

Vacation was great–I went to Burgundy with all the family, and had a very nice Christmas. And for once, we had snow on Christmas day! I have been fantasizing about this since I was a kid, and I'm still extremely satisfied. The snow is melting now, unfortunately, just before I have to go back to work again.

Today is the epiphany, and in France at least, we have a special kind of cake, called "frangipane" in which a small figurine is hidden, and the person who has the slice with it the king or queen. This year, I was the queen!

Once the king/queen is crowned, the joke is to scream "le roi boit" (the king drinks) or "la reine boit" very loud and fast and over again when the king/queen is drinking, to try and get him to stop drinking. Now, my father gets startled easily, but this time jumped so much when the rest of the family started screaming, that I inhaled the water I was drinking. They won this time, I stopped. :)

Anyway, how was every one's holidays?

Snow day!

Dec. 1st, 2010 09:30 am
borax38: from <user name=silvia-elisa> (French Harry)
First of December, and first real snow day of the season! Best of all, I was stuck at home and still felt enough like a kid to be happy about it. The only thing is that we had to clear up the driveway twice today, because it snowed so much.

Everything should be back to normal tomorrow (sighh)…

In other news, I went to see Deathly Hallows this week end!

Click here for spoilers and snow pictures )
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Well, it's a practice exam but still, I'm procrastinating on LJ instead of working. Anticoagulants are a boring thing to learn, by the way.

I snagged this from [ profile] leopion.

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

Instructions: Copy this into a new entry. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't (OR HAVEN'T) finish or read an excerpt. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!

Results are under the cut: Here goes )
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This was written originally for the [ profile] dramione_awards Special Challenge, and in a classic move on my part, I managed to forget the deadline, wanting to revise it one last time.

Anyway, I thought about posting it for a while, but then the other day [personal profile] musyc said she needed distractions for today, so instead of postponing this forever, I'm posting it now. So here it is, my would-be Special Challenge drabble.

Word count:446
Prompt chosen:"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." -- Helen Keller

Expectations )
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But finishing classes (well, leaving in the middle of the class, to be precise) at 10:22 PM is not human. No way.
borax38: from <user name=summer_kisses89> (Can I get you some wine?)
This is the third day I've had this cold, and I thought it was getting better, but that was too much to ask, wasn't it? I had a headache all afternoon, and I had class from six PM to ten PM, but only stayed for two hours.

On the bright side, I wasn't feeling too bad this morning, and this is my week in the biology labs. So today, I was in the parasitology lab, where I saw the bug that causes malaria, fungi and lots of other fun little stuff. The interns showing us around were really nice and spent a lot of time explaining. I can't wait for tomorrow (especially if it means my symptoms will get better).

I'm slowly catching up on the Reverse Challenge on Hawthorn & Vine, and there really are some amazing entries.

I hope everyone's feeling okay, and I'll be going to sleep now.
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… but there are new fics for Hawthorn & Vine's Reverse Challenge everyday, and so I half read them/half read my lessons. Starting dermatology now, and I've got a feeling it's not going to be pleasant.

My favorites so far are:

Ningloreth's manip. It's really pretty, and gives a feeling of intimacy and worry that are intriguing.

Dirty Little Secrets by [ profile] eilonwy1. It's real creepy, but very well written. I love Draco and Hermione's changing relationship, and the mystery.

The Beginning by [ profile] ningloreth. The characters seem OOC in the beginning, but the twist was completely unexpected. Completely worth the read!

I'm starting to read Days Without Rain by [ profile] liafic. Another mystery (apparently, that genre is my favorite for this challenge), well written, that has you guessing every chapter. Who is cursed? Who is guilty? Who is being manipulated?

In completely unrelated news, the motor to open and close the window in my car is broken, so it'll have to go to the garage on Monday. The window is blocked wide open, and it's supposed to rain this evening … Oh, joy.
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I finally decided to sign up for the [ profile] dramione_awards Special Challenge. I usually don't dare sign up for anything that has a deadline, because I'm so terrified of them. I've never really written for anyone else but me, and I like being free to go at a leisurely pace, especially if I'm not feeling particularly inspired.

I didn't really have an excuse here, since the maximum length is a 1,000 words, and it's not an exchange. And I've already written something, which I have to go back to and edit. So, no pressure anymore!

In work-related news, I love my internship in infectious diseases, but I have so much to learn and antibiotics are a pain to remember. It's starting to seep slowly through my brain, though. I also have to start to study much more seriously and intensely than I did last year, because of the exam in June, which determines what specialty I can choose and where I'm going to study. But it's so hard to get to work and stay working!
borax38: from <user name=roonzil> (Catherine and Henry)
Well, it's almost been two weeks now, but given my habit of procrastinating, I'm only posting now.

Since the beginning of August, I've started a new internship in infectious diseases, which is pretty interesting, with the doctors always asking us questions and explaining stuff to us. Hopefully, I'll master antibiotics by the end of it. On the downside, there's a lot of administrative work, because the patients need a lot of exams to try to figure out what they have, how their condition is evolving.

Back to the important (or at least, the most fun part): vacation! With my family, we went back to California for a month, visited family and friends. We stayed in the Bay Area, visited my father's uncle in Southern California, and finished in Lake Tahoe, the best place in the world (to me at least).

Photos are under the cut )
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons> (Elinor)
Seeing as I post so sporadically, I feel I almost don't need to say sorry for the late update, as you're probably not expecting anything sooner.

Anyway, this will just be a quick post because I really need to go to bed after staying up late last night.

First of all, my best friend got married yesterday! Everything was pretty wonderful: the mass, the reception, and of course, the bride and groom. I'm sooo happy but it also feels so strange to think that my friend is now a "Mrs."

I finished my exams last week, and my results will come out mid-July probably. I don't know if they went well or not, because usually, when I get out of an exam I have a feeling things went well until I speak about it with friends and then I believe I failed everything. To avoid useless stress, I don't discuss my exams any more to stay on my first impression, but it's not really representative of what I actually did.

And last, I'm going to the States in two days! Every two years, I go back there with my family, and I just can't wait! We'll be traveling across California for three and a half weeks (well, I'll come back home after three and a half weeks while the rest stay for a few days more). As a consequence, my updates will probably be even more sporadic, as I don't know when and where I'll have internet access.

I hope everyone is having a good time and can take vacations this summer!


Jun. 12th, 2010 09:40 pm
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I should be studying. Really, I should. I even have my lessons right next to me in front of the television, and instead, I'm watching England/USA. What can I say, the match is just so much more interesting than France/Uruguay yesterday. I guess that's the advantage of supporting two teams: you can choose one or the other depending on whose doing best!

As you might have guessed with the beginning of this post, I have exams very soon, so I'm not very active on LJ. (Not that I'm ever). I'll try to do better in two weeks, when they're all over.

To finish this super short post, happy birthday [ profile] atalanta84!
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I meant to post earlier than this but it's my nature to postpone, so well.

First of all, thank you [ profile] silvia_elisa for her birthday post. It made me so, so happy!

I turned twenty-three last week, and according to Lydia Bennet I am now officially an old maid. Ha! I had a nice dinner with the family, and am trying (though not very hard) to invite some friends over next Saturday. Upcoming exams don't make me extremely enthusiastic.

Since last week, I've been in my "official" unit, that is the neonatal ICU. So far, I like it pretty much, but I think it's mainly due to the fact that I love babies so much, because there isn't that much to do. I could examine some babies, but they were mostly babies that weren't premature.

Premature babies are freaky. They're sort of cute, sometimes, but they are so tiny, they don't fold their arms and legs like other babies do. Their skin is wrinkled and they are just so, so small! Babies that are born at the right time seem huge in comparison!
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So this was the first week of my new internship in pediatrics. I started with a week of afternoons in the pediatric ER (otherwise, my more "permanent" internship is in the neonatal ICU, where premature babies are taken care of).

I thought the week would be hectic and awful, but most of the patients who arrived at the ER were there on their doctor's advice, so there weren't that many unjustified reasons (as in: "my shoulder has been hurting for two years so I'll come to the ER on a Sunday", which actually happened to me). Luckily, I took care of children that were mostly in good shape, so the babies were cute and smiling, and the older kids very nice.

Anyway, I'm really excited about this internship in pediatrics, and I hope it'll help me choose (or rule out) one career possibility for me.

On a completely different topic, today is a holiday in France in memory of the WWII armistice. And yes, we are snobs, because WWII ends in May for us and we conveniently forget most of the times that it went on in the Pacific until August. But hey, I won't complain when school's out every year on the eighth of May! It's quite amazing, though, how the world has changed since then. Hopefully, it will continue to change for the better. I need positive thoughts in the middle of the economic crisis!

And finally, happy birthday [ profile] amethyst18!!!!
borax38: from <user name=roonzil> (Catherine and Henry)
More than a month since my last post, actually. I haven't really been in the mood to post anything, though I have been looking at my friends page, so I sort of know what's happening for all of you.

The important news for me is my grandfather's passing at the end of March, after long years and particularly these past months of illness. I truly believe he's in a better place now, but it still was hard for us. My mother and grandmother are holding up okay, but we're still sort of wondering when or if they're going to break down. My grandmother, in particular, was exhausted after taking care of my grandfather for such a long time.

On less depressing news, I've just finished my internship in the ICU, and all in all, I'm really happy with those three months. It was sometimes very hard, because for the first time in my life I sort of identified some patients with people I knew and it was very disturbing, but it was really interesting and we all got along very well. I'll be starting pediatrics tomorrow and I wonder how that's going to go.

Other than that, my sister's Canadian exchange partner is going back home tomorrow, after three months here. It was great fun to have her, and she was really nice. It's going to be strange to have the house back to the family only.

I hope everyone is okay and had a nice spring break (it's around this time of the year, isn't it?).


Mar. 15th, 2010 07:34 pm
borax38: from <user name=roonzil> (Catherine and Henry)
I realize it's been a while since I've posted anything here. SO, in case anyone was wondering:

More behind the cut )
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons> (Elinor)
I am aware this post's main goal is to show off pictures I took on Saturday while snow shoeing. I know, it's bad, but the view was so spectacular I just had to share!

Anyway, on Saturday I spent the day with my best friend, her fiancé and all those who will be witnesses at their wedding, to get to know each other. We went snow shoeing for the better part of the day, watched part of a rugby match (France destroyed Ireland, by the way), made crèpes for dinner and then played a custom made board game about my friend and her fiancé, girls against boys (girls won!)

The hike was pretty great, except that I was very slow, as I'm not at all in shape. Not that I'm ever in shape, so I was prepared for lagging behind. Luckily, I wasn't alone, there was another girl who was in worse shape, and we kept each other company. We started out in the clouds, but after an hour or so we had walked high enough to be above them, and then … The view is just breathtaking!
Click here to view the pictures )
borax38: from <user name=roonzil> (Catherine and Henry)
So last week was the first of my new internship in the ICU.

And let's just say: I knew the death toll would be higher, but not quite as much. We started the internship by seeing people crying because their loved one was going to die, and I'm glad I have worked in the hospital for a year, because there was a student with us for whom it was her first day.

The particular unit I am is interesting, but can also be incredibly boring. Sometimes, there is just nothing to do, especially if you work in the afternoon, and you just sit there and watch the time pass by. Or try to study, but I'm never very efficient. When there is stuff to do though, I love it! On Wednesday, I did CPR for the first time (with real doctors and nurses all around, so it wasn't too scary as being alone in the middle of nowhere).

There are so many students in the hospital now that we have to take turns to come in the unit, and this is my week off! I'm trying to study for an exam on Thursday, but abysmally failing! That is, I'm going very, very slowly. Hopefully that'll be enough when the day comes.

Today my sister's Canadian pen pal is arriving, and she'll be staying at our place for three months. We're going to have to make efforts to speak French with our father, so she can learn to speak the language. It's going to be tough. I always speak English with my father, and when I have to use French, I find it incredibly awkward.

Oh well, at least we'll still be able to watch movies in English. I don't want to even think of the torture it would have been if we had to be subjected to movies dubbed in French. I'm completely spoiled as far as movies go!

Anyway, have a great week everyone!
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Today was the first day of my new internship. I'll be working in the cardiology ICU for the next three months. This particular unit doesn't have the reputation of being very interesting for med students, but I'm determined to learn as much as I can. Besides, I love cardiology and I'm intrigued by the ICU, so it should be an interesting mix!

The downside is that the death toll in these kind of units is dramatically higher than in the conventional units. Today, when we entered the unit, we were greeted by people wailing and crying. Not exactly the best way to start an internship.

On a completely unrelated note, the whole family went to see "Up in the Air" yesterday, and it was pretty cool! You go from laughing to crying in less than a second, it's quite startling. The acting, the script and the story were great. The only problem I had with it was the French title. Instead of translating it, they decided to call it "In the Air". You know, as if four consecutive words in English is just too much to handle. I'll never get it…
borax38: from <user name=roonzil> (Catherine Morland reading)
Snagged this from [ profile] amethyst18.

Your rainbow is strongly shaded green and indigo.


What is says about you: You are an intelligent person. You appreciate cities, technology, and other great things people have created. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality. Friends count on you for being honest and insightful.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

I got two colors? Weird. What's also weird is how it says I like cities and technology. It's partly true, but I'd much rather live outside of a city. I'm five minutes away from vineyards right now, how cool is that?


Jan. 26th, 2010 10:07 pm
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons> (Elinor)
This is the last week of my internship in thoracic surgery, and I had to say that until yesterday, I couldn't wait to for it to be finished: surgery doesn't interest me, and most of the other students that are working with me in the unit are complete slackers and a pain to work with.

But today, I went to the OR (which happens about once a week if not less, because I'm not really enthusiastic about it) and the surgeon was great! If only he had been like that two months ago, I might have been much more motivated. He moved aside so I could see what he was doing, touch a lung, a thyroid, do some stitches …

I think he was happy a student came down to the OR. The funny thing is that though I rarely do, it seems that I'm the one who does it the most, and now he thinks I like surgery (a fact that the interns in the unit took only two weeks to figure out was false).

And maybe it's stupid, but hearing the head of the unit tell me that he had noticed the other students (well, not all of them) had been doing nothing felt really good.

Okay, maybe I'm still impatient for the internship to be over. But at least I had a good day!
borax38: from <user name=roonzil> (Catherine and Henry)

What type of Fae are you?

The worst part of it is, I think it's completely right. I actually do get in trouble when people are slacking all around at work and I try to get things going. Though I really don't think I'm callous.

On an other note, I'm going to see Avatar this afternoon with my sister and a friend. It'll be in 3D, unfortunately, there's only the dubbed version here. So, Avatar in French. I hope it'll be okay.
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons> (Elinor)
Finally, FINALLY the stress is over!

I just finished my first semester exams. I'd like to think this is the last of cardiology, pneumology, ENT, radiology I'll see, but I haven't quite chosen the right career path for that. Besides, the next exam is in barely a month.

In the meantime, the pressure is gone! I'm hoping I can write more than I have in the last few weeks, because schoolwork completely takes away all my creativity.

I also hope the lack of pressure will result in me enjoying my internship in thoracic surgery a little bit better, because right now I hate it. I don't like surgery to begin with, and half of the other med students working with me are useless. Anyway, less than three weeks left before the end!

Snowed out

Jan. 4th, 2010 06:28 pm
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons> (Elinor)
I'm finally home from 33 hours in the hospital! I was on duty in the Cardiology Intensive Unit from 8 A.M. on Sunday morning to the same time this morning. It was interesting and not too busy, and I managed to sleep some during the night.

The cardiologist also on duty and I decided we didn't like surgeons as a whole. You know, those that call at nine in the evening because maybe their patient has a pulmonary embolism and has been getting worse all day, but really, he was in the OR, and it's not really his job to take care of this kind of stuff… (They're not all like this, but it's just so frustrating when you hear people thinking that way!).

I went to bed early but was woken up in the middle of the night to go see a patient that had just arrived. What wasn't funny was realizing it was snowing, when of course the weather forecast had said nothing about it the previous day. (Which means I didn't dress for snow). And sure enough, at eight A.M. this morning, there was at least 20 cm of snow (almost eight inches) on the ground and snow covering the roads. I could see the huge traffic jams from the window.

I had an exam at two P.M. and I had wanted to go back home to rest but decided to stay in the hospital, otherwise I might have spent four hours on the road going back and forth between the hospital and home. As it turned out, it was a wise decision. I got to rest some more, then took my exam (which went okay) and was able to go back home at four.

Before that, I had to clear the car of snow–with my arms.

car in the snow

No fun at all.

I got home at four thirty, and though I did sleep and rest, I'm still exhausted. And it's continuing to snow. And I have to go back to work tomorrow. Yay!
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Well, finally "Where the Wild Things Are" is out in the movie theaters in France, and I was able to see it in English! I wasn't sure it would ever come out in it's original version, since the book is little known here.

The French title for it, however, is absolutely horrible. It's "Max et les Maximonstres", (Max and the Maximonsters), which in my opinion is disrespectful of both the author and the children who read the book. Why take away all the poetry and mystery from the original title and transform it into something so lame? (And for the matter, how do you hope to get people to watch a movie named like that?)

Anyway, we went to this small movie theater with my father, and got our seats cheap, because the heating was broken. Yes, broken. It's snowing and freezing outside, and we go see a movie in an unheated room. I had my gloves on (not to mention my coat) for most of the movie.

And it was … good, really good. I may be a little disappointed, because I had read some pretty good reviews, but the movie didn't really seem to have a plot. Regardless, the Wild Things were great, and the wild rumpus(es) was(were) awesome. It was smart, especially when Max realized the Wild Things were acting like he had been with his mother.

And that kid could act. Though my father pointed out he just had to be like a kid, I thought he was fantastic. I don't know if he's going to continue acting, but I think he'll do great!
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I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!


Well, it's fairly easy to cheat on this test, as most of the questions relate to situations directly taken from the book, I tried to be as honest as possible and voilà!

Elinor is not my favorite Austen heroine (I like Elizabeth Bennet best, but I didn't have much hope to end up being her anyway), but I'm still quite happy. She's a dependable, mature person, though I don't think I'm quite as restrained as her when it comes to showing my feelings (I am most certainly the most communicative of my siblings, which would make me more of a Marianne Dashwood in that aspect).

This quiz made me think of how movie adaptations changed my opinion of some Austen novel. It took the recent Northanger Abbey adaptation for me to like the book, but now it's my favorite behind Pride & Prejudice. As for Emma, I couldn't stand the character in the book, but after watching Clueless (modern adaptation of Emma, it's a classic!), I couldn't help but love the heroine.

So, which Austen heroine are you?


Sep. 30th, 2009 11:11 pm
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How many people actually take first aid courses?

It doesn't need to be very long to learn how to do CPR, but it's just so important. CPR might be the difference between life and death, but it can also be the difference between normal (or semi-normal) life and life as a vegetable.

Because CPR, in most cases, won't restart the heart, but will help it to pump blood and irrigate the brain.

After three minutes of no flow, there is brain damage.

Think about waiting twenty minutes for the ambulance to come.
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Here's the last installment of the story.

Summary: The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the guard. Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.


From the beginning

Chapter 8 )
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It's been a rather hectic week, meaning I didn't have time until today to work on the fic. So, here's a quick chapter.

Summary: The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the guard. Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

Chapter 7 )
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I wasn't very surprised to hear about Patrick Swaze's passing, but I just discovered that Mary Travers from Peter Paul and Mary died yesterday! I wasn't even aware she was sick. I had bought a PP&M album on iTunes today without knowing about it! I'm completely bewildered.

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It was a hectic week (classes starting again, night shift on Monday and Tursday), but I still managed to update! The chapter is a little shorter than the last few. I hope you enjoy it.

Summary: The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the guard. Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Chapter 4
Cahpter 5

Chapter 6 )
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I just discovered I was doing the night shift this evening, instead of next Tuesday. Talk about a nice surprise. What annoys me the most is not having to work tonight, but how stupid I feel and how close I was to not showing up at all and getting in a lot of trouble because of that …

Oh, well.

On another note, I'm working on The Vampire Conspiration and I believe the next chapter will be up by next week end. At last some good news in a pretty full week!
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After a week, here is the fifth installment of the story.

Summary: The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the guard. Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.

ETA: For now, there are only four chapters on, because I can't manage to upload the latest chapter to their site. This is getting frustrating! Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4


Chapter 5 )

Chapter 6
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I'm in Paris right now for my cousin's wedding (he's two years older than me, which makes me feel quite weird when I think of what will happen to me when I reach that age...), and using my grandmother's computer to post this.

Summary: The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the guard. Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3


Chapter 4 )
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This is the third installment of my story, and I don't know if I'll manage to post another chapter before next week (I'll be away from the internet for half of it).

Summary: The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the guard. Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Story on

Chapter 3 )
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Here's the second chapter of my story. At this point, I think nobody is reading this journal, but this way I'll keep up to date if I somehow get some traffic on it someday!

The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the guard. Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.

You can find the first chapter here

Or, if you like to read on fanfiction better, you can read it here

Chapter 2 ) Chapter 3

The Reader

Aug. 20th, 2009 07:42 pm
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Just saw The Reader at the movies today (yes, things are sometimes a little slow coming to France). I absolutely LOVED it! (Well, sometimes I thought the sex scenes to be a little useless, but apart from then…). I cried during half of the movie. My friend next to me was a little worried about my well-being ;)

Anyway, I loved how it makes you think about responsibility, guilt, prided, forgiveness, love (and I'm probably forgetting something). I want to read the book now, but I'd like to find a bilingual version to read it in German, but it seems that is going to be hard.
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     Well, my sister is leaving for Canada tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. and I won't be seeing her for three months. I don't think I realize it quite yet. She may be fifteen but she's still the baby in family (probably only in my eyes). This is so weird!

      Work in the hospital is okay, but not the most fascinating, because there is a lot of paperwork and making appointments for patients. Oh, well, as a doctor, I'll also have a lot of administrative stuff to do. The annoying thing is that sometimes I don't even have time to go see patients (as an "externe", we only work in the morning), and that's pretty frustrating. But I got to see a heart ultrasound today, and that's always interesting!

Oh, and the background is a Monet painting, representing haystacks, because apparently my last name is some weird Swiss-german way of saying "little haystack". In any case, it's a really neat painting.
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Here's my first attempt at fan fiction, an Artemis Fowl/Twilight crossover. I tried to keep it as close to canon as possible. It's post "Time Paradox" and set during Breaking Dawn.

Summary: The Volturi hear about Artemis Fowl's prodigious intelligence and decide to turn him into a vampire and make him join the Artemis must not only protect the People from the Volturi's greediness, but there's also the matter of punitive expedition concerning the Cullens. Post TTP and during Breaking Dawn. A/H, canon Twilight couples.


Chapter 1 )


Chapter 2


Aug. 14th, 2009 03:22 pm
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Well, I couldn't stand the LJ message on my journal instead of a post, so I'll just try to write a quick one.

I'm not feeling very creative today, or productive (I was veery slow at the hospital this morning). And to put me in a depressive mood for the week end, I heard of some potentially very bad news for one of the patients.

On the positive side, my brother arrived safely in the US, where he'll be studying for two years! I can't wait to have news from him, but knowing my brother, I'll have to torture him virtually to get any information whatsoever.

December 2011



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