» SPN tonight! Aaah. I'm going to try and stay up tonight (show will air at 3am my time) and see the show on a livestream somewhere. But I'm so tired that I don't think I'll make it :P

» I'm a Donald Duck fan. A HUGE FAN. I've got one bookshelf full of DD magazines, pockets and albums and that's not even half of what I own. What I'm most proud of is my pocket collection which is complete! 173 issues :D In the Netherlands, the Donald Duck is a weekly magazine and has been since 1952. Already there are over 3000 magazines made and I want to have them ALL.

pictures )

So far I have 15 years complete (still 43 years to go, but that's the fun in collecting stuff).

» ICON MEME time!

1. Reply to this post and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons chosen.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

{ keyword » rik : glasses }
credit: [ profile] highdreams

This is Rik van de Westelaken, for those who didn't know yet and were wondering who that mysterious man in my default icon is. Rik is a Dutch newsreader (one of the best we currently have IMO) and is just GORGEOUS. Whenever he presents the news to me I get all flaily. He was in a gay magazine last year in which he interviewed another Dutch gay celeb and that's were the pic is from. The original scan is here. My crush on this guy is HUGE. I've attempted several times to change my default pic, but I just can't bring myself to.

the rest of the meme )
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07 May 2010 @ 11:57 pm
» I got a haircut today. And for once I'm pretty happy about it. :D

» 5x21 review and mini-picspam )

» I love Kris Allen. And I'm so happy that there are finally some new pictures of him lately. I missed him. Just look at his adorable cute little face.

Oh, and his duet with Allison is amazing. I've listened to it so many times, it's ridiculous. ♥

» Hey look, another Adam interview from The Netherlands! )
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06 May 2010 @ 02:15 pm
I finally found a layout that I absolutely ADORE ♥ It's made by [ profile] thesamegirl17 here. I made a few changes here and there and I'm overall very happy with everything. It's so pretttty! <3

Check it out here:

[ profile] highdreams [ profile] highdreams [ profile] highdreams
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Edit: Thanks to the ever amazing [ profile] thesamegirl17 I've now got a matching profile! :D
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02 May 2010 @ 11:32 pm
Adam on X De Leeuw! :D

The first 30 seconds of the video is in Dutch. Jim talks about Adam and how awesome he thinks Adam is.

Oh and, Adam said ‘shit’ when it was revealed that Jim is (sadly) not gay. :P

The video is still processing, so the quality is not that good yet.

Download of the vid is available HERE

Oh man, so much fun to see Adam on Dutch tv. :D
Current Mood: giddy
02 May 2010 @ 07:06 pm
» Adam will be on X De Leeuw tonight. An incredibly stupid show, but hosted by one of the most populair hosts ever. Paul de Leeuw is his name. He's batshit crazy - you either like him or you don't. I happen to ♥ him.

He's gay and married with two kids. Here's an interview with Robbie Williams a couple of years ago. It's hilarious and fun. I love the moment at 1:55.

R: "Is he a handsome guy?"
P: "Yes."
R: "I bet he is *wink*"

Jim Bakkum will be there too. Ironically, he was the runner-up of season 2 of Dutch Idols. And SO HAWT. Jim tweeted a pic of the two of 'em together:

Eeeps, looking forward to this sfm. I just hope that Paul didn't scare Adam too much, lol. :'D

» There's fireworks going off in my neighborhood. The reason why is funny though. Feyenoord (football team from Rotterdam, my home city) and Ajax (from Amsterdam) have been big RIVALS for forever. The fans HATE each other. Ajax could have won the championship today, but they didn't - FC Twente is champion instead. And we Rotterdammers are so happy about the fact that Ajax didn't win that we're celebrating it. IT'S CRAZY, BUT I LOVE IT :'D

» CROWLEY. I ♥ HIM. <3333 One of my favorite SPN characters ever. I laughed my ass off at almost everything he did. Even when he tricked Dean into having that convo with Brady. He's still such a demon and so mean. I love it. I hope he'll be around for a while, but I don't think he will.

Oh look, an icon of the "They ate my tailor!" moment:

I hope to have the rest of the batch ready sometime tonight. :D

» I still need to watch the latest 2 episodes of Glee D: And don't get me started on AI. I haven't watched that in 4 weeks - I've given up on trying to like it. Not going to happen, so why watch something I'm not even remotely interested in? :P
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27 April 2010 @ 10:14 pm
So, ignore my whiny last post, lol. I'm already over it (not quite, I'm still fucking pissed off that I had to miss it LIVE, grr) cause I just saw the whole thing! :D And it was AWESOME.

The interview:

WWFM & Music Again (he sounds so fucking perfect!):


Still so surreal. Adam. Performing in my little small country. ♥
Current Mood: frustrated
18 April 2010 @ 09:37 pm
So, does anyone want to follow me on Twitter? I'm finally giving it a try and it's been fun so far, but I don't have much people to talk to yet :P I'm highdreams on there.

Adam is #10 in the Dutch top 40! \o/

This band The Baseballs (they're from Germany) is making AWESOME covers from current songs. In a very Elvis kind of way. Currently they have a monster hit in Europe with Umbrella, originally Rihanna's song.

Seriously, give it a try. It's really catchy and amazingly done!

They also did Hot N Cold, Bleeding Love & Pokerface

Icon meme stolen from [ profile] micheleeeex

01. How do you feel right now?

I’m a bit bored, but overall I’m feeling pretty good :D

the rest under here )
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[ profile] ontd_ai is doing a dollardrive for Idol Gives Back. I'm offering icons for $1 each. or HERE.

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12 April 2010 @ 09:48 pm
[ profile] alovehangover just posted that Adam will be coming to Amsterdam on April 28 :D


That's all we know so far. Where, how and what is not known yet. But I don't give a damn. I'm so gonna be there, no matter what it is!

I don't even know what to do with myself *flails*
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03 April 2010 @ 01:10 am
w00t! I finally sat down tonight and started practising making animated icons. And I freaking did it! :DDDD

I'm so happy, lol. IDK, I've wanted to learn how to do this so badly for a long time and I finally found the perfect tutorial @ [ profile] paper_chaser that taught me mostly everything. Once I figured it out, it was surprisingly easy. You were right, [ profile] princess_narnia! :P


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I started making this post about a week ago. I was editing some entries at [ profile] mellow_lights and cringed when I saw some of the icons I've made. So I thought, lets reflect and make a list of your best (or rather favorite) and worst icons of your favorite fandoms. Which are Kradam & SPN. This list is mostly for personal use so I can look back and remind myself to never revisit some 'techniques' or to get inspiration when I get stuck. But feel free to click on the cut and see what I've got to say about my own icons.

favorite & worst icons )
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Today is my 4 year LJ anniversary, yay! But I've been lurking on LJ for much longer than that. I think from since 2003. Then everyone locked their journals and I had to create an account to keep reading some of my favorite blogs and comms. I did nothing with the account, other than adding some people and sometimes chat with some of them. But I was never really a part of a fandom and didn't have real friends. Last year - Adam & Kris - changed all of that. I started making icons of them and I remember being way nervous sharing 'em for the first time. And looking back at the icons I made when I first started about a year ago - I'm kind of facepalming. That stupid black border, way too bright colors, pixelated... Why oh why did I think that looked good? I think I improved a lot over the year. Still not perfect, always like to try out new things, but it's much better than it was. Anyway, I've met a lot of GREAT people the past year and I'm so happy to have you all here on my flist. I may not always reply (I try to, tho) and comment on your entries, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate every single one of you ♥

I also remember why I picked this username. I'm a dreamer. I love dreaming, daydreaming, reading about dreams. I just plain love everything that involves dreams somehow. So 'dream' definitely had to be in my username, because it's a part of who I am. As it was, lots of usernames that had 'dreams' in them were already taken. Then, while I was thinking of a good username (I didn't want to be [ profile] daydreamer10245) my mom asked me if I was high or something, cause I was staring into space like I tend to do sometimes when I'm far away in thought. I even get crosseyed without even noticing that I do that, lol. Anyway, I thanked my mom and registered [ profile] highdreams. I thought it sounded super cool. 8) :P And I'm still happy with it.

And that is my LJ story. What's yours? How did you get here? And why did you choose this username?
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Radio 538 - article about Adam - in Dutch.

I translated this quickly, so please ignore any typos or grammar mistakes :P

28 year old Adam is one in the catoregy multi-talent. He can not only sing and dance, but he’s also done well as an actor in various musicals. But still Adam decided to really go for the music industry. He auditioned for season eight of American Idol and got as far as the finale. The eccentric Adam, who is known to not leave the door without eyeliner (he himself calls it the guyliner) is making lots of trouble in prudish America. He’s totally gay and is very open about that fact. So open that Adam, in front of millions of people, grabbed one of his dancers by the balls during the American Music Awards 2009 and also even french kissed his keyboardist. Now it’s time for the Netherlands to get to know this glamrocker. With his second single of his debut album For You Entertainment he wants to rock the whole world. The single, Whataya Want From Me, was written by Pink and it was originally for her album Funthouse. It didn’t make the cut though, so Adam could have it. Good for him, cause it’s a jewel! You can hear the track the whole week as ‘Alarmschijf’ on Radio 538.

Apparently, this has been on Radio 538’s website the whole week and I didn’t see it until now. I squeeeee’d when I read this little piece! I just can’t believe that he’s really breaking through here. That we can listen to him on the freakin’ radio and see his clip on MTV & TMF. So surreal. I don’t think it happened this fast with any other previous AI contestants.

He's also number 1 in the Tipparade! Not long until he'll officialy make it in the Top 40. Which is like the Billboards in the Netherlands. :D

I'm loving Train's new CD Save Me, San Francisco. I was a huge fan of the band back in 2001 and their first CD came out. After that, I kind of lost interest (didn't like their other CD's) but they're totally back on track now <333.

How cute are Joe and Demi? ♥ From best friends to something more. Awwwwww!

How excited am I to see this?

I just love this band more and more every day. I love Kevin's voice and stupid face. He's so presh. Joe and Nick are looking mighty fine in the vid, tho ♥__♥

This has me lolling so hard, you guys. Oh Kris (& Adam!) :'D
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22 January 2010 @ 12:22 am
New layout!

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18 December 2009 @ 09:41 pm

We may not talk much, but I just want to say that I love your humor. You always make me LOL. :'D So here's a Krohn wallpaper for you:
and one without text

Hope you have a wonderful day! And jsyk, I sent the card & something Dutch last week so it should arrive very soon in the States. =)

Random: I have two weeks off now! w00t! :D
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25 October 2009 @ 03:04 am
I don't think I ever properly introduced myself here on LJ. So I'm going to do that now.

lots of info about me and an unplanned love-my-flist list )

To everyone who joined [ profile] mellow_lights - thank you! I'm really excited about the community and hope to post lots of icons in the future.

If you want to know more about me, feel free to ask! ;) I won't answer until tomorrow morning though; it's bedtime for me! :P
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23 October 2009 @ 12:23 am

Hi guys!

I finally decided to make a graphics journal; [ profile] mellow_lights. This is just to keep my personal journal organized =)

From now on, I'll post all my icons and other graphics there. I hope you will JOIN or WATCH the comm! See you there!

JOIN | WATCH [ profile] mellow_lights
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21 September 2009 @ 07:36 pm

I made a Kris & Adam moodtheme. :D It's yours to download. Credit is not necessary, but it's always nice.

You can download the zip-file below. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE, PLEASE.


alternate download: mediafire.

all of the moodtheme pictures under this cut. )
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Current Music: Kris Allen - Live Like We're Dying (on repeat)
30 August 2009 @ 04:31 pm
I got myself a new layout, yay! :D

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[ profile] highdreams [ profile] highdreams, [ profile] highdreams
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21 August 2009 @ 02:18 pm

Request icons, headers, wallpapers or friends only banners here. :) Any and all fandoms!


This requests post will close on Sunday August 30th– I'll post your request in this post once I'm finished with it =)

Please provide:
• HQ or MQ pictures.
• The sizes for the headers, wallpapers and FO banners.
• If you want text added, what it should say?
• If you’d like specific colors to match your layout, what colors would that be?