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 Monday, September 06, 2010

Inside my mind
I had a dream two nights ago that I and unspecified friends went to a charity dinner of some kind attended by musicians. It was by invitation only and I got us invitations but at the door they asked for a donation of at least $500 and I was like uhhh, no? So they said just go in anyway since if you just give us $20 it won't make any difference. And then for some reason amongst the things I was carrying with me I was carrying a ziploc bag of loose tea leaves and the donation lady was like what's that? And I was like it's not what it looks like, so she let us in.

And then we were inside and we were trying to decide where to sit when Raine Maida spotted us and smiled and waved us over to sit at his table. Chantal Kreviazuk was there too, and they were both really nice and signed some stuff we’d brought with us (suddenly we had OLP stuff with us). I don't remember if anything happened after that but I remember just being very excited to be hanging out with them.

So that's that. This dream was much more linear than other dreams I've had in the past. I only remember dreams that I have in the mornings when I'm partially awake, and given the linearity of this particular one, I must have been more awake than asleep. Anyway, it isn't all that interesting, but I'd written this up so I figured I may as well post it. Sorry for the boring that is my brain. :)

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 Friday, July 16, 2010

...And ordered fifteen ridiculous drinks!
Well, more than fifteen, actually, assuming they had one drink per question. :D

The characters on the Fifteen Characters meme are as follows. I tried to choose characters I feel like I know fairly well, so that I'd know how to answer the questions :):

1. Buffy Summers – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Malcolm Reynolds – Firefly/Serenity
3. The (Tenth) Doctor – Doctor Who
4. Captain Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean
5. Dr. Horrible – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
6. Veronica Mars – Veronica Mars
7. Jordan Catalano – My So-Called Life
8. Aragorn – Lord of the Rings
9. Sweeney Todd – Sweeney Todd
10. Max Guevara (X5-452) – Dark Angel
11. Walter Bishop – Fringe
12. The Dread Pirate Roberts, a.k.a Westley – The Princess Bride
13. Legolas – Lord of the Rings
14. Sirius Black – Harry Potter
15. Peter Klaven – I Love You, Man

From LJ user spacecowboy310:

Which character will go out for breakfast with Ten (Max Guevara), and once Ten leaves for the bathroom this character will sneakily eat off Ten's plate of food without asking?

Walter would be on a plane to Seattle with Peter one day and suddenly find that they’ve landed in an alternate version of Seattle that is post-apocalyptic (terrorists detonated an electromagnetic pulse weapon that took out most of the computer and communication systems in the US), and it’s the middle of the night. There they run into Max, who at first wants nothing to do with Water and Peter since she’s got enough of her own stuff to deal with. But after Walter figures out that she’s genetically enhanced (he’s conducted similar experiments in the past that were less successful) and tells Max he can help her, she’s willing to hear him out. By then it’s morning so they go for food. When Max gets up from the table, Walter can’t help sampling the post-Pulse bread that’s on her plate, because he’s never seen it before. Walter tells Peter the bread’s better than it looks, and could Peter please track down a coffee yogurt for him somewhere? It would go perfectly with it, and coffee yogurt is his favourite.

Which character would you beat easily in a verbal fight and a physical fight? And how would you defeat them?

Verbal fight – Jordan Catalano. Dude, have you SEEN this guy try to express himself verbally to people he cares about? Occasionally, he’s accidentally brilliant and says something insightful, but these instances are rare and far outweighed by things he says that, er, aren’t so insightful.

Physical fight – Peter Klaven. The guy has never punched anyone before, and when the urge struck him, he panicked and slapped the guy in the face instead. I think I could take him.

Six (Veronica Mars) and Two (Malcolm Reynolds) are dancing. Three (The Doctor) wants to cut in and dance with Two (Malcolm Reynolds), how will six (Veronica Mars) react?

First of all: ahahahaha. Second of all: In the event that Mal and The Doctor are both slightly drunk, Veronica would go and get her camera and discreetly take some photos in case at some later time she could use these photos as leverage for something she needs Mal or The Doctor to do...or perhaps for some free space transport, just for kicks. Actually, Veronica would eventually get bored of trying to get compromising photos, since apparently all The Doctor wanted to do was discuss Mal’s ship Serenity and find out what gadgets and features it has.

One (Buffy Summers), Ten (Max Guevara), Fifteen (Peter Klaven), and Eight (Aragorn) are playing scrabble. Who do you think is going to win? Who is going to try to cheat?

Hmm...well, Aragorn wouldn’t win, because he’d keep trying to put down words like "uruk-hai" and "nazgul" and the others would keep challenging him to find the words in the Oxford English Dictionary. Buffy would do okay but wouldn’t be in the lead, and eventually would just get bored. Max would try to use her enhanced vision to try to read words off a computer from across the room and to try to see the other players’ tiles, but she’d get bored eventually too. Peter Klaven, dork extraordinaire, would win the game and thoroughly enjoy playing it.

From LJ user kyasuriin:

5 (Dr. Horrible) and 12 (The Dread Pirate Roberts) get a pet - what do they get?

The Dread Pirate Roberts feels badly about that ROUS he had to kill in the Fire Swamp that one time, so he suggests adopting a baby ROUS and taking care of it to make up for the past. Failing this, he wouldn’t mind having a pet horse, so he doesn’t have to run around everywhere by foot all the time.

Dr. Horrible states that he wants a pet that’s evil – and therefore he wants doves, since they look innocent but can be trained (by him) to perform evil. He also thinks it’d be cool having them go on recon missions and reporting back to him (using a bird translation device he is attempting to develop). Roberts gives Horrible a look of incomprehension throughout his explanation, and after a long pause, gives his okay.

In the end, they end up getting both the doves and the horse, which Horrible was happy to agree to since he hoped that by having a pet horse, he could gain more insight into the mind of his hero and boss, Bad Horse.

tell me how 1 (Buffy Summers) and 4 (Captain Jack Sparrow) meet

A spell gone wrong sends Buffy back in time to the 18th Century Caribbean, in Port Royal. While she’s there, she manages to "borrow" some clothing from a clothes line, all the while wishing she still had that dress from Halloween a few years back. She watches from a corner as some guy in a bad white wig gets presented with a sword and promoted to Commodity, or something. Maybe it was...Commodus? Commodore? Whatever. Later on as she’s sitting around near the edge of a rock cliff, trying to figure out what to do next, she sees a woman fall over the edge and into the water below. Her rescuer instincts kick in, but when she gets down there and immediately dives into the water, she belatedly sees that some guy with long dreadlocks has already saved the woman. She swims over to the dock, where the man is leading the unconscious woman, and gets out next to him. He turns to look at her and, after giving her a thorough look-over, smiles broadly and says, "Well hello there, lovely. I’m Captain Jack Sparrow. And what be yer name?" Buffy grimaces at his breath and the fact that he appears (a) to be a pirate and (b) to have gold teeth, but is drawn to his jaunty mood anyway and smiles back, chuckling at the absurdity of it all, and says her name is Buffy. Jack seems intrigued by her unusual name and lack of ladylike decorum, and is even fonder of her when she later busts him out of jail without breaking a sweat.

8 (Aragorn) and 15 (Peter Klaven) are a crime-fighting duo - who's the leader and who's the sidekick? What about their powers&costumes?

LOL. Okay, so Aragorn is definitely the leader, and Peter Klaven is definitely the sidekick. Aragorn, clearly being in the wrong century (and the wrong Earth, really) isn’t so good with the research side of things, but can be relied on at a flash for action and strategy. Meanwhile, Peter is able to Google for information, and always has his best friend Sydney available in case Aragorn and Peter need backup. Peter, being nerdy, is familiar with Aragorn from the Middle-earth stories, and insists that Aragorn just wear his usual Ranger wear because he just looks sooo cool in them. Meanwhile, Peter makes himself a button to wear on his shirt that says "Peter Klaven: Fighting crime all the time!", which he hides under his suit jacket when he’s working, in order to preserve his "secret identity".

11 (Walter Bishop) is stuck on a camping trip with 9 (Sweeney Todd) - are they thrilled or disappointed?

Er, well Mr. Todd is disappointed because this man Bishop doesn’t talk sense, and this is cutting into his time to plan his scheme to kill the Judge. Meanwhile, Walter is disappointed that Mr. Todd isn’t big on conversation, but is thrilled to be out in the wilderness, where there are various fascinating flora and fauna to investigate.

From LJ user perfumaniac:

Would six (Veronica Mars) and seven (Jordan Catalano) make a cute couple?

Most definitely. And the height different would be less than it was with Veronica and Logan, too! Not sure how long they’d actually last as a couple, though, given that they don’t seem to have much in common, and Veronica keeps trying to probe into aspects of Jordan’s life that he doesn’t want to talk about. Plus, they both still seem hung up on their respective exes. But yes, visually they are the cutest couple.

Has five (Dr. Horrible) ever seen nine (Sweeney Todd) naked?

I would have to say no, since Dr. Horrible is currently still alive. My guess would be that if someone were to accidentally teleport himself into Sweeney Todd’s bathroom, he wouldn’t live to tell the tale. Unless said hypothetical evil genius was able to teleport himself back out in time, of course. ...Well, the button malfunctioned first and there was some running away that had to be done first, but still.

Can twelve (The Dread Pirate Roberts) and eight (Aragorn) ever be best friends?

For sure. Both are used to living off the land for long periods of time and are expert trackers and swordsmen. They are also both heroic and both just trying to right things so that they can get back to their respective true loves, Buttercup and Arwen. Westley could tell Aragorn about Florin and his life as a pirate and Aragorn could tell Westley about Gondor and Rivendell, and all in all they’d have a lot to bond over.

From LJ user strophie:

Thirteen (Legolas) is babysitting child!Eleven (Walter Bishop), Three (The Doctor), and Six (Veronica Mars) for the day. Which one drives Thirteen (Legolas) the most bonkers? Which one is the sweetest? Which one convinces Thirteen (Legolas) to feed them ice cream before dinner?

Young Walter and The Doctor collectively drive Legolas the most bonkers, with their endless questions and scientific experiments that don’t always turn out perfectly. Though, if he’s honest, Walter and the Doctor remind Legolas of his old friends Merry and Pippin, so he doesn’t really mind so much. Veronica would ask fewer questions but would try to figure things out on her own, all while holding a giant magnifying glass in her left hand and an investigator’s notebook with invisible ink pen in her right. Legolas would often sense her trying to sneak up on him undetected, and he’d smile and pretend not to notice her. Veronica’s a bit standoffish though and doesn’t like people getting to close. On the other hand, Walter is of course the sweetest and, though he occasionally makes statements that are far too blunt, always means well.

The Doctor would try to use a sonic screwdriver on Legolas’s prized bow, but because he’s not quite sure how to work it yet, he accidentally causes the bowstring to snap. Legolas is angered until they realize that the bow, when used, no longer ever misses its target, even if it’s around the corner or behind the archer who shot the arrow. Legolas is so pleased that when The Doctor suggests ice cream before dinner, Legolas readily agrees.

Two (Malcolm Reynolds) and Three (The Doctor) arrive in chemistry class to find out that they are to be lab partners for the term. Are they happy about that? Nervous? Annoyed? Which one does all the work? Which one blows up the lab?

They are both very happy. Upon meeting Mal, The Doctor cheerfully introduces himself and shakes Mal’s hand, all the while talking up a storm, wondering what experiments they’ll be conducting, and that if he could only hide the TARDIS in the lab, they’d get everything analyzed much more quickly, and other random nonsense that Mal has trouble following. What Mal gathers, though, is that (a) The Doctor is some sort of scientific genius and (b) this TARDIS is some sort of a ship, so as far as Mal’s concerned, if the Doc wants to take lead on the lab work, that’s fine by him. The Doctor seems pleased enough to have Mal’s company and appreciates the witty rejoinders and comments. When Mal tells him that he’s a Captain, The Doctor’s eyes light up. "Oh, a captain! I know this other captain, goes by the name of Captain Jack Harkness..." And he’s off again, telling another story, as Mal listens and chuckles good-naturedly.

Five (Dr. Horrible) is running very late for an international flight, and is trying to sweet-talk One (Buffy Summers), Twelve (The Dread Pirate Roberts), and Fourteen (Sirius Black) into letting him/her jump the check-in queue. How well does that go? Who lets Five in with a smile? Who lets Five in, but feels really stepped-on and put-out by it? Who just refuses to move? Four (Captain Jack Sparrow) is the agent at the counter -- how does he/she react?

Westley, ever the polite pirate gentleman, would likely step aside and let Horrible go ahead of him. Buffy would be running late too, so she’d be reluctant to let him jump the line, but then he continues to flail and explain how there are very important things that he needs to be on time for or Penny might really fall for Captain Hammer. "Funny," Buffy says, narrowing her eyes at Horrible’s photo of Captain Hammer. "He looks a lot like this evil priest I met once. You know what? Go right ahead."

And Sirius Black readily gives up his spot with a charming smile, since he’s only there because he’s curious about how Muggles travel. He can, of course, just Apparate to wherever he needs to be, and at any rate he doesn’t have one of those passport things.

Part of the reason the lineup is so long, it turns out, is because Captain Jack Sparrow is handling the counter and he’s chatting up all of the attractive customers. When it’s Horrible’s turn at the counter, Jack looks around and sees airport security coming – apparently Jack isn’t the real ticket agent; he just knocked out the agent and took his place. When Dr. Horrible turns to look at the security officers and then turns back, he realizes that his boarding pass and passport are gone and Jack was currently jumping over a partition and running towards the gates.

Ten (Max Guevara) is a barista. Twelve (The Dread Pirate Roberts) is a regular customer. How do they interact? Are they friends? Do they make small-talk? Do they just sort of study each other? Does Ten know Twelve's drink, or is Twelve full of surprises?

Westley’s been coming into the coffee shop for a little while, and every time he comes in he greets Max with a nod and a smile, and when Max asks what drink he wants he tells her to surprise him. And every time just before her leaves, he comes back to the counter and gives her his guess as to what the drink was...and he’s always right.

Max has been watching Westley when he’s there. He’s always there at the same time as three other men who sit together at another table, who are fairly noticeable given that one’s a giant, one’s got a scabbard, and the other periodically gestures and shouts angrily at the others. The coffee shop is usually pretty busy, so they don’t notice Westley, who always situates himself at a table in the back corner and just sits quietly, watching. Max wonders what it’s all about but is too busy serving coffee to find out anything. She mutters under her breath to herself that Logan had better appreciate how hard she’s working on this undercover job for that case he’s working on.

What is Nine (Sweeney Todd)'s favourite soft drink?

Orange Fanta. For some reason he really likes the stuff. Couldn’t tell you why.

Under what circumstances would Seven (Jordan Catalano) and Eight (Aragorn) go out on a date?

Under very unusual circumstances, I tell you what. I can think of almost no instance where this would happen. Well, maybe, no circumstances whatsoever.

From LJ user aldehyde:

Would 4 (Captain Jack Sparrow) and 8 (Aragorn) like to go swimming?

Captain Jack probably wouldn’t mind a nice dip in the water, being a pirate and used to being off land most of the time. Aragorn, having grown up in Rivendell and subsequently living off the land as a Ranger for several years, surely also appreciates the water for a refreshing swim on occasion, and less frequently than that, for a bath.

Does 11 (Walter Bishop) enjoy eating candy and chocolates?

Yes, he sure does! Walter loves his sweets, and pudding pops and cotton candy are amongst his favourite foods. He also enjoys various desserts and I would be rather shocked to learn of a dislike for chocolate.

Have 1 (Buffy Summers), 3 (The Doctor), 9 (Sweeney Todd) and 14 (Sirius Black) ever been married?

No (except in one of Angel’s dreams one time), Yes, Yes, and No. The first three marriages ended tragically in one way or another (including the dream one), and Sirius never really had a chance in the first place. :(

Would 7 (Jordan Catalano) watch "adult" material on the computer?

I don’t think he’d mind, honestly, but I’m not actually convinced he’d know how to. Plus, he’s always busy with something, whether it’s his band or avoiding school or looking for Tino. I doubt he’d have the time.

If 2 (Malcolm Reynolds), 6 (Veronica Mars) and 13 (Legolas) went shopping, would they buy many cheap items, or splurge their money on one thing from a well-known brand?

They all seem more like the splurge on big items types, but if they were all going to agree on one big thing I don’t know what they’d get. Mal would be shopping for upgrades for Serenity, Veronica would want new camera equipment, and Legolas would be over in the House of Knives.

Would 5 (Dr. Horrible) ever consider joining the circus?

I think he’d consider it, since he could use the circus as a platform to demonstrate his inventions to an audience (we know he likes an audience, since he’s got a video blog) and since maybe he could get a free ticket for Penny. But no, in the end he’d decide against it because all he really wants is to join the Evil League of Evil, and the circus wouldn’t really help with that goal.

Do 10 (Max Guevara) and 15 (Peter Klaven) know how to operate a motor-vehicle?

Yup, Max drives her prized Kawasaki Ninja 650 motorcycle everywhere for her job as a courier (as well as for certain other uses, like fleeing the Sector cops and rescue missions) and Peter can drive a car. He’s also able to ride on the back of a Vespa LXV with a friend of his.

Does 12 (The Dread Pirate Roberts) have any siblings? If so, do they get along?

Pretty sure Westley has no siblings, but if he did, I think it’d be a much younger brother, with whom he would get along very well and to whom Westley would send letters all the time, telling him of his adventures.

From LJ user fera_festiva:

Who would win in a fight between eight (Aragorn) and fifteen (Peter Klaven)?

DEFINITELY ARAGORN. If you need a reason why this is the case, go and watch Aragorn fight Uruk-Hai in Fellowship of the Ring. And then watch Peter Klaven make a phone call in ILYM.

If two (Malcolm Reynolds), nine (Sweeney Todd), six (Veronica Mars), and fourteen (Sirius Black) were stuck on a desert island with no food, who would be eaten first?

Poor Veronica would probably be eaten first, I’m sad to say. Although she’s a smart girl, I don’t know if desert island survival skills are necessarily her forte, you know? I mean, hook her up with a nice camera or a laptop and she can work metaphoric magic, but... then again, she is a resourceful lass. And also inscrutable.

And at least Mal and Sweeney Todd might be able to hunt for food or something.

Mr. Todd doesn’t strike me as a desert island kinda guy either, but...he’s Sweeney friggin’ Todd. He’s kind of a murderer and things. If anyone even tried to get near him, his blades would go slicing, all while he sings a song.

(Sirius would be completely fine, since I feel that the ability to (a) do actual magic and (b) change into a dog kinda give one the edge. That aguamenti spell would probably come in handy, eh?)

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 Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fifteen characters walked into a bar...
Just participated in this meme on Kyasuriin's LJ from a question-asking capacity, so here I go, trying this from the other side of things. :D

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment. (That way you're not leading the questions asked to fit the characters.)

2) Ask your flist to post questions in the comments.

For example:
'One, Nine, Fifteen and Three are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from Four. Do they succeed?'
'Under what circumstances might Five and Seven fall in love?'
'Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?'

3) After your flist has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the characters you selected beforehand, then post them.

(Feel free to ask more than one question at a time!)

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 Sunday, June 27, 2010

Because maybe you didn't know that...
Stolen from LJ user kyasuriin.

If it's in bold, then it's true.

  • I am shorter than 5'4.
  • I think I'm ugly sometimes.
  • I have many scars.
  • I tan easily.
  • I wish my hair were a different color.
  • I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
  • I have a tattoo.
  • I am self-conscious about my appearance.
  • I have/I've had braces.
  • I wear/wore glasses.
  • I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
  • I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger.
  • I have more than 2 piercings.
  • I have piercings in places besides my ears.
  • I have freckles.
Family Home/Life

  • I've sworn at my parents.
  • I've run away from home.
  • I've been kicked out of the house.
  • My biological parents are together.
  • I have a sibling less than one year old.
  • I want to have kids someday. (well, maybe. I dunno. It's so very, very hypothetical at this point that I don't really think about that)
  • I've had children.
  • I've lost a child.

  • I'm in school.
  • I've fallen asleep at work/school.
  • I almost always do my homework.
  • I've missed a week or more of school.
  • I've been on the Honor Roll within the last 2 years.
  • I failed more than 1 class last year.
  • I have a job.
  • I've had a job for at least 2 years.
  • I've stolen something from my job.

  • I've slipped out an "lol" in a spoken conversation.
  • Disney movies still make me cry.
  • I've snorted while laughing.
  • I've laughed so hard I've cried. (I've also cried so hard that I've laughed.)
  • I've glued my hand to something.
  • I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.

  • I was born with a disease/impairment.
  • I've gotten stitches. (Well, in my mouth anyway.)
  • I've broken a bone.
  • I've have my tonsils removed.
  • I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend.
  • I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
  • I've had serious surgery.
  • I've had chicken pox.

  • I've been on a plane.
  • I've been to the UK.
  • I've been to Spain.
  • I've been to France.
  • I've been to Russia.
  • I've been to Finland.
  • I've been to Asia.
  • I've been to Africa.

  • I've seen a shooting star.
  • I've wished on a shooting star.
  • I've seen a meteor shower.
  • I've gone out in public in my pajamas.
  • I've pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
  • I've kicked a guy where it hurts.
  • I've played a prank on someone.
  • I've ridden in a taxi.
  • I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • I've eaten sushi.
  • I've been snowboarding.

  • I'm single.
  • I'm in a relationship.
  • I'm engaged.
  • I'm married.
  • I'm currently in the middle of a divorce.
  • I've gone on a blind date.
  • I've been the dumpee more than the dumper.
  • I miss someone right now.
  • I have a fear of abandonment.
  • I've gotten divorced.
  • I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
  • I've told someone I loved them when I didn't.
  • I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
  • I've kept something from a past relationship.
  • I have an ex I don't think I'll ever get over.

  • I've had a crush on someone of the same sex.
  • I've had a crush on a teacher.
  • I am a cuddler. (I might be, I really have no way of knowing)
  • I've been kissed in the rain.
  • I've made out with my best friend.
  • I've made out with someone who I wasn't dating.
  • I've hugged a stranger.
  • I have kissed a stranger.

  • I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
  • I've done something I promised myself I wouldn't.
  • I've snuck out of my house.
  • I have lied to my parents about where I am.
  • I am keeping a secret from the world.
  • I've cheated while playing a game.
  • I've cheated on a test.
  • I've been suspended from school.

  • I regularly drink.
  • I've passed out from drinking.
  • I have passed out drunk at least once in the past 6 months.
  • I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
  • I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
  • I can't swallow pills.
  • I can swallow about 5 pills at a time, no problem. (I haven't had much call to try swallowing 5 at a time, but I probably could.)
  • I have been diagnosed with clinical depression.
  • I shut others out when I'm depressed.
  • I take anti-depressants.
  • I'm anorexic or bulimic.
  • I've slept an entire day when I didn't need it.
  • I've hurt myself on purpose.
  • I'm addicted to self injury.
  • I've woken up crying.
Death & Suicide

  • I'm afraid of dying.
  • I hate funerals.
  • I've seen someone dying.
  • Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
  • Someone close to me has committed suicide.
  • I've planned my own suicide.
  • I've attempted suicide.
  • I've written a eulogy for myself. (No, but I’ve thought about who would get my stuff if I died.)

  • I own over 5 rap hip-hop CDs.
  • I own an iPod or MP3 player.
  • I have an unhealthy obsession with anime/manga.
  • I own multiple designer purses, costing over $100 a piece.
  • I own something from Gap.
  • I own something from American Eagle.
  • I own something from Gucci.
  • I own something I got on e-Bay.
  • I own something from Levi's.
  • I buy more than half my clothes at Wal-Mart.

Hope that was mildly interesting for you. But it probably wasn't. ;P

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 Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Book meme
Wherein, as I told aldehyde, my woefully inadequate reading will be exposed.
Also, I'm pretty sure I've done this meme before, since I remember seeing The Chronicles of Narnia inexplicably listed separately from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Haha, such is the life. ;P

Bold = I've read it.
Italics = I've read part of it.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Inferno – Dante
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert => do I get extra points if I partially read it in French?
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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 Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Coffee black and egg white...
Took this quiz and got the following result, which actually seems pretty accurate. For those of you who know me - what do you think?

you are mediumturquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.
the html color quiz

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 Saturday, February 06, 2010

Where beer does flow and men chunder...
Taken from aldehyde:

What was the #1 song the day you were born? Search the date and then post your #1 song on your LJ - preferably with a Youtube vid if you can find one! (note: look up your #1 song here.)

So from January 19, 1983, I bring you Men At Work's "Down Under". Lol.

Yeah, it's just too bad that just two days ago there was a ruling in Australia stating that this song infringes on the copyright for the Kookaburra song! :-/

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 Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Music meme
Taken from aldehyde, specifically from here:

How many songs do you have? 4,431

Put the artists/bands in alphabetical order - list the first 10 bands from the top:
1) 2Pac
2) 3 Doors Down
3) 30 Seconds to Mars
4) 46bliss
5) 54-40
6) 311
7) A. R. Rahman
8) Aaliyah
9) Abdel Wright
10) AC/DC

And from the bottom:
1) Zero 7
2) Zamfir
3) Yoav
4) Yellowcard
5) Yann Tiersen
6) Y Kant Tori Read
7) Xoxo, Panda
8) Wylde Rattz
9) Wolfmother
10) Winter Took His Life (who IS this?)

Do the same with albums - from the top:
1) Abnormally Attracted to Sin - Tori Amos
2) Absolute Garbage - Garbage
3) Absolution - Muse
4) Acoustic Soul - India.Arie
5) Across the Universe - Soundtrack
6) Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies - Neverending White Lights
7) Action Pact - Sloan
8) Adam's Rib - Melanie Doane
9) Adore - Smashing Pumpkins
10) Affirmation - Savage Garden

From the bottom:
1) 8 Mile - Soundtrack
2) 8 Days of Christmas - Destiny's Child
3) 7 - S Club 7
4) 54 - Soundtrack
5) (500) Days of Summer - Soundtrack
6) 5 - Lenny Kravitz
7) 46bliss - 46bliss
8) 30 Seconds to Mars - 30 Seconds to Mars
9) 3:10 to Yuma - Soundtrack
10) 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day

Playlists you have right now and what's in them:
I have about 35 in total right now. Too many for me to bother to list.

So, what are you listening to right now?
Radiohead - Anyone Can Play Guitar

How many songs do you have by this artist?

How did you acquire all this music anyways?
CDs I've bought, various friends, torrents, iTunes purchases and mp3 downloads found after scouring the Internet.

What artist do you have the most songs/albums from?
Top Ten: Tori Amos, Barenaked Ladies, Sarah Slean, Our Lady Peace, Lord of the Rings, Rent, Bif Naked, Coldplay, Glee Cast, Death Cab for Cutie

Put it on shuffle, and write the first 5 songs that come up:
1) Keane - Can't Stop Now
2) Kelly Clarkson - The Trouble With Love Is
3) Salma Hayek - Siente Mi Amor
4) Across the Universe - Girl
5) Dashboard Confessional - Vindicated

What is your favorite song out of those?
Well, considering I’m still in love [or at least intense like] with Across the Universe, maybe that one? But if not for my general love for that soundtrack, then it’d probably be Can't Stop Now, followed by Vindicated.

Favorite artist?
Our Lady Peace, Coldplay

Do you like acoustic songs?
Of course!

How many songs you have by each artist listed:
Panic! At the Disco: 1 on this computer, apparently?
Duran Duran: 2
Marilyn Manson: 0
Utada Hikaru: 0
Ashlee Simpson: 1
Fall Out Boy: 1
Bright Eyes: 0
Brand New: 0
The Beatles: 17
Metallica: 1
Mozart: 0
The Rolling Stones: 3
David Bowie: 5
John Mayer: 1
Michael Jackson: 2
Avril Lavigne: 17
AFI: 0
Blink 182: 1
Nsync: 1
Rancid: 0
No Doubt: 17
Eminem: 8
Incubus: 1
Something Corporate: 3
Jack’s Mannequin: 1
Beethoven: 0
Kelly Clarkson: 26
Clay Aiken: 0
A Perfect Circle: 0
The Postal Service: 1
Death Cab for Cutie: 47
Coldplay: 59
Switchfoot: 1
The Killers: 7
The White Stripes: 0
30 Seconds to Mars: 21
Evanescence: 5
Orgy: 0
Sum 41: 3
HIM: 0
Staind: 0
Korn: 0
Red Hot Chili Peppers: 32
Slipknot: 0
My Chemical Romance: 0
Green Day: 6
Our Lady Peace: 89
The Cure: 2
Modest Mouse: 1
The Smashing Pumpkins: 25

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 Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Version 9.18
At long last, Verbatim has a new header, in tribute to one of my recent new favourites, Doctor Who. Let me know if you're a fan... [of the show OR of my header, lol ;P]

 Monday, January 11, 2010

Grr, arrgh
Right now, I'm not doing anything in relation to what I'd planned to be doing at this time with regards to finding work.

It's like there's a horrible catch-22 at work here: I'm too unmotivated to do anything useful, and then because I haven't done anything useful, I feel guilty and unmotivated. Argh!

I think part of the reason for the lack of motivation in the first place is that I don't love the job I'm trying to get. I just feel like, if I was actually enthusiastic about my line of work, that'd be a bigger motivation, right? But I don't know what else to do since I would like to have a source of income sooner rather than later, and so really my best bet at getting gainful employment is in the field of accounting. Whoop-dee-doo.

Not that I'm not enjoying sitting around like a bum all day and talking to friends online, but really, I think if I stay in this bum state for too long I'll never get out of it, y'know what I mean? I'm a creature of habit, and if I get too used to just sitting around all day, to the point where I consider it normal and acceptable, then it'll be even harder for me to change.

Luckily I've got some friends and family who can provide support or advice [though sometimes wrt my parents, this 'advice' is unsolicited and unhelpful], but in order for this to work at all I have got to get myself out of this damned funk and GET GOING ALREADY. It's nobody's fault but my own.

Sigh. If I were being paid for whatever I'm doing/neglecting to do now, that would be PERFECT. I'm actually kind of enjoying unemployment except for the part where I'm a bum and the part where I have no income other than employment insurance, hahahaha why is this my life.

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 Current Conditions

Right now, I am:
feeling: Juliet's current imood
reading: n/a. Last completed: City of Glass.
working on: keeping optimistic
listening to: LAUNCHcast Radio

Last week's top artists juliet_a's Weekly Artists Chart
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loving: stories
not liking: uncertainty
- Shutter Island
- Alice in Wonderland
- Deathly Hallows
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Uppers and downers:
Ý new friends
Ý fiction

ßß the unknown
ßß lethargy

Most recent purchase(s):
eBay gift for a friend

Lesson #65: When you are running late or you are low on time, you will always be driving behind the slowest car possible.

Last download: Vampire Weekend albums

Last movie seen at a theater:
The Princess Bride

Last movie seen on video/other:

Quote of the moment:
"We were frightened of being left alone for the rest of our lives. Only people of a certain disposition are frightened of being alone for the rest of their lives at the age of 26…we were of that disposition." — High Fidelity

Lyrics of the moment:
I miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Oh God I miss that show

Misspelling/factual/grammatical error of the moment:
"Visitors Parking"

Pages left in my journal: 118
To Do list: here

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