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I did the 'Whom Do I Write Like' Meme last night at home. I ran some of my Cannonball Jane blather from The Queen of Tortuga. As noted, my style jumped a bit from entry to entry:

Jane Austen---that one I expected; that's what I was shooting for on the first long entry.

Also got:
William Gibson. David Foster Wallace. Stephen King (perhaps due to zombie manatees?).
James Joyce. I've done a pastiche of Joyce, but it wasn't for Tortuga. Must try to figure that one out.

NOT sure how the hell I wrote like Dan Brown. I think it was that last entry's mad scramble to clear up a convoluted plot with no time for a clean ending. Yeah--that would do it.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Esprit d'escalier: The wit of the staircase. Specifically, the witty comeback you think of going upstairs to bed--that you needed 4 hours earlier at some social fracas.
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[livejournal.com profile] agengrgal posted this meme awhile ago, and I responded.
Well, I replied on 23 March. NOW, I'm responding:

"Comment to this post and I will list five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. You're encouraged to post that list, with your commentary on each item, to your lj (or just add a reply back at me)."

And my assigned topics?

Jane Austen and writers you admire
Free Time (or lack thereof)
Childhood Dreams
Robins Egg/Turquoise Blue

Jane Austen and other writers:Read more... )

Free time:Read more... )

Let's wind this up:
NPR: it's audio. I don't have to watch a fecking screen to listen. It's archived, so I can search for particular topics or series of shows. NPR is not the only radio news/essay network. PRI offers some of the most popular show on public radios stations (listen to The Best of Our Knowledge). American Public Media offers Prarie Home Companion, among others. And BBC for entertainment shows. BBC radio 7 gives me last week's news comedy quiz, old 1950's Goon Shows, and radio plays of old mysteries or classic books.

Teal: It's supposed to be Teal, which I find cooler than Turquoise (more of a yellow blue-green in most fashion colors). I don't find too many colors that I like in stores and clothes that I can afford. The most economical colors for a wardrobe is to have a black, or dark neutral, a white/light, and red and/or pink (every skin tone needs a warm or cool red)....and a complimentary blue or green. For me, I like blue greens, leaning toward blue. It's cheap, they can be found in t-shirts, and hey aren't 'citrus' colors..

Childhood dreams: Not many, career wise, that were realistic. Most of my dreams were fantasies back then. Real dreams came in my teens. I wanted to be involved in the music industry, when I was in my teens. Not as a performer--A&R. Some kids wanted to be the Stones...I wanted to be Clive Davis. Then I wanted to be some kind of graphic artist, but didn't know how to go about it. That was painful to give up. Cartooning in my 20's.

I'd have to think more about that.
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Or you

In your posts for a few day, considering how you are feeling. Where are you in society.

Any concept that can answer "Where are you", "Where are you at", etc.

Put in in your Location field in you LJ post.

Maybe I need to start thinking of song titles in place of moods...something to get me out of the continental U.S.


Nov. 15th, 2008 07:14 pm
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I named 50 US states in 10 minutes How many US states can you name in 10 minutes?

Yay. Brains.
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Question at NPR Monkey See (yes, I read it and I am blushing to admit it):

What is the longest time you've held a Netflix dvd before you returned it (or still haven't!),
and what what the movie/show.

Me: recently returned Jewel in the Crown, and never got past the first third of the first disc.
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Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...

Tralfamadorian Messenger

38% Intrigue, 54% Civilization, 44% Humanity, 43% Urbanization.

We had trouble placing you, but finally found just the thing... for someone who adores technology and knowledge, but doesn't care for much else. Intrigue and adventure? Not important to you, evidently. The company of your fellows? Not to your tastes. The bustle and crowd of the city? Not for you. Were it not for your positive attitude toward modern technology, we would have made you a medieval monk and let you live out your days in a quaint little cell, with access to all the books you could possibly want to read. But instead...

You will be a mechanical being, born on a planet where machines have long ago taken completely over and organic life has become extinct. You will be sent as a messenger to the other end of the galaxy with a message of good will -- a journey of approximately 205,125 years.The message reads: "Greetings."

Hello. Goodbye. We hope you have an satisfactory journey.

Take Reincarnation Placement Exam at HelloQuizzy

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Here's yer meme. And PLEASE, a lot of this applies to when I was little!

Read more... )
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Reply to Kelseid's query

If I could figure out why I'm supposed to be fantastic, or at what I am fantastic, then I would have an answer for you. But I don't so I can't so I won't.

And to pass it on (and forget to reply to others, so I'll be right on schedule):

Leave a comment and I will:
a) Tell you why I friended you.
b) Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
c) Tell you something I like about you.
d) Tell you a memory I have of you.
e) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
f) Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
g) In return, you must post this in your LJ. yeah, like i'm going to hunt you down and enforce this.
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Because occasionally one needs a break. Even if it's self imposed homework.

Upon advice from Stephen Fry I'll write
each day iambic metered lines (or two).
At ease without the censor's inner voice,
my mundane world inspiring topic source.
The beat the focus not my mental drips,
no rhyme, no hemistich, at end a pause--
yet took forever, showing all its flaws.

Y'know, it's a bitch trying to avoid enjambment and caesura.

Anybody want to tell me about their day or surroundings in 10 rising syllables?

Oh bloody hell---there's unintended consonance in there! 2 points off!
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Examples at NPR.

You get the idea.

What's your story?
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OK, so it's not a *great* quiz...
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You Are A:

Chaotic Neutral Human Druid (5th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 8
Dexterity- 8
Constitution- 10
Intelligence- 10
Wisdom- 11
Charisma- 9

Chaotic Neutral- A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal. However, chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Druids- Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.

Detailed Results:

Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (18)
Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXX (8)
Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Chaotic Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)

Law & Chaos:
Law ----- XXXXX (5)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXX (9)
Chaos --- XXXXXXXXXX (10)

Good & Evil:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXX (9)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Evil ---- XXX (3)

Human ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Dwarf ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Elf ------ XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Gnome ---- XXXXXX (6)
Halfling - XXXXXXXX (8)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Half-Orc - XXXXXX (6)

Barbarian - (-2)
Bard ------ XX (2)
Cleric ---- (-4)
Druid ----- XXXXXXXX (8)
Fighter --- (-2)
Monk ------ (-23)
Paladin --- (-25)
Ranger ---- XXXXXX (6)
Rogue ----- (-2)
Sorcerer -- (-4)
Wizard ---- XXXX (4)

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Go to [livejournal.com profile] spurious_logic's Hamster Homage

How many movies/actors/characters can you name?

No, I don't want to spoil the fun....but there's a few scenes in there that make me go "What the hell was that" "WAIT, I KNOW him!", etc.
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My Star Trek character. I'm going to change my wardrobe colors.

Read more... )
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My Barbie Dream house )
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Dammit. Going to finish these.
(Does that imply this is not a moment of contentment?)

Have I ever had a moment of contentment? Want to say rarely, but that's not true.
I've not had many periods in my life where I would consider myself content.
And I'm not sure Content is the same as Happy, Satisfied or Fulfilled.

OK, off that. Moments of contentment.
Driving through deep woods, no radio but the windows open.
Driving down the highway at night, with jazz or rock on the radio (my best form of anti-depressent, before I started worrying about gas prices).

In the 1980's road trips back to Southern California, on my own, all down the coastal route.

Having time to sit at the shore, or from a coffee shop with the ocean in view. (Bodega, 2002, watching the harbor lights twinkle in candy colors, with a plate of salmon and chardonay.)

A leisurely afternoon, any season, with no schedule, and a good book to get lost in. Jazz on the radio.

Oh....my teens, when I was discovering so much music, and put on stack of different albums, with the headphones, and just went off into my own world for hours at a time.

Painting/drawing class, as an adult, when I would forget other people, or proper painting, and just be aware of color and liquid.

Drawing stories and cartoons as a child. Drawing people. Childhood spent in mythology, then Kipling, then discovering Asimov, sturgeon, and Bradbury, Norton, L'Engle---all worlds to feed the one in my head.

Sitting in my first apartment, a master bedroom that had a walk in closet with a skylight---and I filled about half of it with my comic books. Sit in the closet on Sunday, with a box of Taco Bell for breakfast, and read Saturday's purchase. Bought comics without budgeting then--that was the new world that fed my head. 1984-85.

Hanging out with my mom, in my teens, and spending summer vacation with her driving around Orange County. Miss that muchly---it felt like freedom.

Yeah. Those were good moments.
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[livejournal.com profile] labelleizzy asked me The Five Questions, once upon an August.

1) what would your "Mr. Darcy" be like? which character of Jane's feels most like yourself?

2) Most amazing scene in nature you can remember seeing.

3) Have you ever had a moment of perfect contentment? what were the circumstances?

4) Describe a personal goal that pushes the envelope for you. (mine is daily physical fitness effort)

5) Would you ever read Tarot for money? why or why not?

It's been hectic since those questions were posted.
And frankly, could not answer most of these quickly--my replies too vague and too long, as usual.

let's start with #2 Read more... )

ending here; it's 4:46, and I need some more sleep. I'm sleeping on the couch, where I can watch the moon through the open window. I'll answer the other questions later.
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Because I can still see [livejournal.com profile] spurious_logic's spider on my friends page.

Everybody post and push it down.

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The "Ten things you really want to tell people--for good or for bad."

For those that participated:
The questions I saw seemed to range from the usual support and affirmations we give each other (yeah LJ families) to the stuff you've been wanting to get off your chest.

But why don't we just send these in an e-mail to the person in question? Does the meme make it safer, more distant?
Did you hope it would allow the other person to say, "Naw,it's someone else"?
Did you have multiple people to whom it applied?
Or did you filter it so that the person did not see it, and you got to anonymously vent to others, without naming names. (Just curious if anyone did this.)

And here's the other question: How did you filter your post?

And yes, I'm going to screen this so that only I can see the answers.


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