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I was going to make a meaningful update, but then [livejournal.com profile] coreopsis and [livejournal.com profile] instrumentality posted this meme and I remembered that months ago I had carefully shuffled my music and written it up but never posted it. So, here it is, the first lines iPod meme:

First Line Meme

Instructions (which have been different for every person I've seen post it, which is as it should be): Put your iPod on shuffle. Take the first 20 songs. Post only the first lines of the lyrics of those songs and see if anyone can guess what songs the lyrics belong to. No Googling allowed!

First Line Meme )
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The Purse Meme, most recently seen from [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox.

The Purse, fully contained:

Photograph of my red purse, full and zipped up

I bought this purse primarily as a receptacle for my crossword puzzles. Of course, I had make sure that my crossword stash would fit. The natural solution was to take my ratty ziploc bag full of dog-eared newspapers into Dillard's and Macy's and try to fit it into various purses. For the record, I was not thrown out of either store.

The Purse, open to show that, yes, all the crap actually fits into it:

The Purse, open to show that, yes, all that crap actually fits into it

And now, under the cut, the actual crap I carry around:

What I carry in my purse )
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The Harry Potter Random Title Generator

Favorite results so far:

Harry Potter and the Warm Elf

Sirius Black and the Tree's Buoyancy

Colin Creevey and the Furious Wind
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] dkwilliams

Every now and then, I have to do a meme.

Under the cut is a list of 50 books of the speculative fiction variety. The instructions are to bold the ones you have read, strike through the ones you read and hated, italicize those you started but never finished, and put a star next to the ones you love. So,

SF books I have read, read and liked, read and loathed, or never finished )
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Well, I couldn't let today go by without posting (unlike the 4,839 days I let go by without posting, but never mind). Today, as it happens, is the tenth anniversary of my very very first post to Usenet. I probably wouldn't have been surprised, at the time, to think that I'd still be farting around the internet ten years later, but I am pleased to still be hanging around at least a few of the folks who were there when I came in (waves to [livejournal.com profile] vickita and [livejournal.com profile] tingler).

So, in honor of this little anniversary, I'd like to do something I don't often do. This is a meme I saw when I was first poking around Usenet, and I thought it'd be fun to do it again:

Take a look around you. Apart from your computer and its peripherals, and your computer desk/table/milk crate and chair, what, in order of their physical closeness, are the five things nearest to you right now?

1. An eyeglass repair kit

2. 2 AA batteries

3. A cat

4. A pencil

5. A stale beer
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Right. If you see this, you're supposed to quote some Shakespeare on your LJ. For some reason having nothing to do with Christopher Marlowe. Really, these are the two passages that sprang to mind:

When a man's verses cannot be understood, nor a man's good wit seconded by the forward child Understanding, it strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a little room.

As You Like It, Act III, scene iii

Dead shepherd, now I find thy saw of might,
"Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?"

As You Like It, Act III, scene v

Crushed

Feb. 9th, 2005 11:45 pm
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Funny this meme should come around just now, since last week Melissa and I were discussing this very thing. So, in chronological order of crushing, here are five crushes I've had on fictional characters:

Age 11: Hawkeye Pierce, from M*A*S*H. I even read all the M*A*S*H novels, which I suspect I wouldn't have been allowed to do at the age of 11 had my parents any idea what went on in them.

Age 12: Dan Mangan, from the Trixie Belden series. Thus begins my career of crushing on secondary characters. Dan didn't even show up until book eight of the series, and after that he kept being left out whenever the other characters would travel somewhere.

Age 13: Bob Andrews, from The Three Investigators Series. Records and Research. Woot!

Age 14: Peregrin Took, from The Lord of the Rings. I also had a crush on Frodo, but I crushed on Pippin something awful for many years. Strangely enough, never really had a crush on Legolas, even though he became my favorite character sometime in high school.

Age 14: Saul Panzer, from Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels. To steal a phrase from someone's Vetinari icon, "Competence is sexy."

Strangely enough, none of these crushes has really faded, except for the one on Hawkeye. Well, I suppose I can be forgiven for being fickle at age 11.

Nothing

Feb. 28th, 2004 11:12 am
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So, is it better to write a journal entry about nothing, or to provide a link to generate one?

(gakked from [livejournal.com profile] vaklam. :))
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Cause, you know, I don't have any unpacking to do and therefore have lots of time for memes )

And now, the "fandom" mini-rant. Recently someone in Harry Potter fandom--I think it was [livejournal.com profile] heidi8, but it doesn't really matter because there are many other Harry Potter fans who do this--posted a survey to find out how long fans had been in Harry Potter fandom. But the posts about the survey, and the questions themselves, sometimes referred to how long the person had been in fandom. Not, as in some cases, "Harry Potter fandom," or "the fandom" but fandom, when in fact the question was only about Harry Potter fandom. Grr. Just...grr.

I guess I can understand that some fans who fall into the hugeness that is Potter fandom never see beyond its edges to the rest of the fannish world, but that doesn't mean that the rest of the fannish world doesn't exist, and in fact existed long before Harry Potter was ever written. Huge as it is, Harry Potter is only one part of fandom, and I guess I just wish that some of the more myopic Potter fans would acknowledge that "fandom" and "Harry Potter fandom" are not the same thing. Or maybe it's just the English major in me. :)

Off to knit now....

Book Meme

Sep. 30th, 2003 08:03 pm
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Finally, I found a list with authors I don't have. :) Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] vickita!

Anyway, here's the drill. Take the list, replace the authors not on your shelves with authors you do have:

[livejournal.com profile] vickita's list:

J.R.R.Tolkien
Robert A. Heinlein
Joseph Campbell
M. Scott Peck
Thich Nhat Hanh
Cynthia Heimel
Molly Ivins
Harlan Ellison
Stephen King
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My list:

J.R.R.Tolkien
Robert A. Heinlein
Joseph Campbell
Christopher Marlowe
Rex Stout
Steven Brust
Ellen Kushner
Harlan Ellison
Stephen King
Roger Zelazny
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Five Truths and One Lie About Dorothy

And the truth is....

1. I can knit while sleeping (Votes: 0)

True! I spent many a roleplaying session peacefully dozing on the comfy couches in the Bishop's Common, knitting my latest Dr. Who scarf. Granted, it has to be a pretty simple pattern, but I have achieved many quality cat-naps without dropping a stitch.

2. I have been to Stonehenge (Votes: 0)

True! I went to England for a week while in high school, and while our tour was mostly about seeing theatre stuff (got to see Kenneth Brannagh in Henry V in Stratford, which was cool even if I didn't have any clue who he was until years later), we did make a stop to see Stonehenge.

3. I can't read my college diploma (Votes: 3)

True! As [livejournal.com profile] xochiquetzl correctly surmised, the entirety of my diploma is written in Latin, a language that I, sadly, do not read. Some parts are common sense, like "Baccalaurei in Artibus" and (my personal favorite) "repulica Tennesseensi," but the rest I just take on faith.

4. I have never wrecked a car (Votes: 3)

False! I have wrecked many, many cars.... Well, okay, mostly I've only wrecked one car, but I wrecked that one three times alone. Once it wasn't even my fault.

5. I have performed on a record album (Votes: 1)

True! I have the honor of being one of several hundred musicians recorded on an album made of the East Tennessee Band and Orchesta Association's 1983 band camp concert. I expect that the royalty checks will arrive eventually.
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Originally gakked from [livejournal.com profile] harmonyfb, modified into a poll because [livejournal.com profile] xochiquetzl did it and I thought it was a neat idea.

Five Truths and One Lie About Dorothy )

Hmmmm

Sep. 22nd, 2003 04:51 pm
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ISTJ - "Trustee". Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time- honored institutions. Dependable. 6% of the total population.
Take Free Myers-Briggs Personality Test


ISTJ? First time for everything.

I'm usually an INT(J or P) all the way. Hm. Will ponder while viewing sexy pirates.
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Okay, let's see if I can do this without betraying my utter lack of names to faces ability.

Friends I've Met )
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Popslash--One of them's named Justin, and there's another named Nick. Oh, and last month was Howie month.

DragonballZ--It takes many episodes to power up. All the characters are screwed up in the head. And there are Dragonballs.

OC--Some people like this show. Others do not.

M15--Some people like this show very much. I think there may possibly be guns involved.

West Wing--It's about the President. Aaron Sorkin created it.

Farscape--There's this guy who got sucked through a thingy and ended up on a ship with some aliens.

Firefly--Many people were upset by this show's cancellation. There are frequent analogies made by its fans to both pirates and cowboys.

Harry Potter--There's some guy named Snape who's got long, silky, black hair, a dazzling smile, a fantastic body, and who appears to be a prick but is really sweet, kind, and tragically misunderstood.
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And lo! [livejournal.com profile] destina provided me with another meme to distract me from my symptoms.

25 Things You Don't Ever Want to Know About Me )

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