Visual DNA

Apr. 21st, 2007 11:13 pm
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Gakked from [ profile] eeknight:

I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled;
Not prone to overstated gushing praise
Nor yet to seething rants and anger, filled
With overstretched opinions to rephrase;
But on the other hand, not fond of fools,
And thus, not fond of people, on the whole;
And holding to the sound and useful rules,
Not those that seek unjustified control.
I'm balanced, measured, sensible (at least,
I think I am, and usually I'm right);
And when more ostentatious types have ceased,
I'm still around, and doing, still, all right.
In short, I'm calm and rational and stable -
Or, well, I am, as much as I am able.
What Poetry Form Are You?

It also tells me that if I were not a sonnet I would be:

Short, terse, unfriendly,
Yet sometimes quite emotive;
I am the Haiku.

tmcg: (cherry coke)
End of the Year Meme. Write the first sentence, from the first post, of every month. As seen at [ profile] fionagh's and [ profile] ruruoni_ben's. I used public entries only, not locked ones. Where the first sentence was a Friday Five question, I included the sentence after it. Where there were no sentences (where the entry was just an image) I skipped to the first entry that had text. Because I detest the Rich Text Editor, linkage fell off when I copied-and-pasted; no great loss.

results )

Well. That was phenomenally boring. Sorry, guys.

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Gakked from [ profile] ferragus ages ago.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes


Dec. 4th, 2006 11:29 am
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I saw the link to Measuring the Speed of a Meme in [ profile] vampry's journal on December 1st and am posting to participate only now--in fact, after leaving this entry half finished in the composition window for nearly an hour, although I gather that Livejournal may recently have changed the interface so that entries are timestamped when they post instead of when the post-to-journal window was generated. Even if I'm doing this right and even if it's not already too late, I suspect I'm adding only to the datapoints representing the unspeedy, and yes, this post is as much about the posting of itself as about helping someone as an experiment try to track the propagation of a metameme across the blogosphere. Here's that link again:

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You Are Changing Leaves

Pretty, but soon dead.

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it's baaaack )
Create your own! Originally Written By [ profile] ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by [ profile] darkman424

Originally gakked from [ profile] akaspeedo.
tmcg: (cherry coke)
On a lark I did this celebrity collage thing, and then forgot about it until [ profile] sharan posted hers.

I tried it again hoping to tempt it into recognizing Pikachu in the full picture (taken by Scott Janssens at ConJose; it's Erin Cashier Denton's Pickachu knapsack I'm holding), but it just wouldn't.

Needless to say, I'm most amused by the Malcolm McDowell resemblance, and most tickled by the Linda Hamilton resemblance, since I've wanted to be her Terminator 2 character for some time.

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I died in the Dungeon of Djonn

I was killed in a cold laboratory by Catsittingstill the cockatrice, whilst carrying...

a Figurine of Alg, the Sword of Vampry, the Shield of Etc., the Shield of Writing, the Armour of Scarlettina and 76 gold pieces.

Score: 63

Explore the Dungeon of Djonn and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...

My dungeon is here. It has a Wand of Eiden Myr, with which you can zap people. Kewl.

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Gakked from [ profile] cardigirl:

Irongall Highway
Study Hall16
Tower of Commitment64
Mt. Happiness142
Confusion Lane448
Please Drive Carefully

Where are you on the highway of life?


Meanwhile, New York turns up as No. 2 on the Sierra Club's list of Top Five Green Cities. Huh!

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Gakked from [ profile] thenetwork:

You're Williams College!

Some people find you to be overly trivial, but you think
they're just jealous of how much trivial knowledge you've amassed. While
you do tend to win Trivial Pursuit, you also spend time reading "Garfield".
This eclectic mix is pleasing to you and you like to dress up in robes to
further display your tendency for the bizarre. Still, you are fabulously
wealthy and admired. You are at higher risk than anyone else for mad-cow

Take the University Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Huh. I almost went to Williams.

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My Japanese name is Saruwatari (monkey on a crossing bridge) Miharu (beautiful clear sky).

Take your real japanese name generator! today!

Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator.

Gakked from [ profile] tharain.

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Austin forwarded me this in email: Planets Found in Potentially Habitable Setup. (Also just saw this link from [ profile] james_nicoll: Trio of Neptunes and their Belt.)

meanwhile, some profilers )


May. 17th, 2006 01:09 am
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Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts some events that catch your eye, two births, one death, and some interesting festivals in your journal. (<---Edited.)

Events: )


1562 - Kato Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord and samurai (d. 1611)
1978 - Louise Brown, first test tube baby


1834 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (b. 1772)


Roman festivals - Furinalia (in honour of Furina, the goddess of robbers)
Virgin Islands - Hurricane Supplication Day
Inca - festival in honor of Ilyap'a*
Ebernoe Horn Fair, Sussex, England

*Illapa ("thunder and lightning"; aka Apu Illapu, Ilyap'a, Katoylla) was a very popular weather god. His holiday was on July 25. He was said to keep the Milky Way in a jug and use it to create rain.

Gakked from [ profile] autumn_shroud.

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Gakked from [ profile] beth_bernobich, the birth date profile )

I find that pretty funny, given the terror with which I currently view the prospect of setting up this home network I've been procrastinating about for mumblemumble. But I have stuff on the back-room TiVo that I want us to be able to watch on the front-room TiVo. Waaaah. Must be brave.

OTOH...I have evil robots! Fear me!

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1. When is the last time you were broke?

Dead broke, with nowhere to stay and no one to call, walking past houses with a warm yellow glow in their windows, out of the populated area until there were fields on all sides and I could pick my way between cow patties to find a spot by a hedge to curl up in my rain poncho and sleep for a while...about twenty years ago in another country.

2. What makes you lose focus?

Schmutz on my glasses.

What causes lapses in my attention? Fatigue. Excitement or worry about other things. Interruptions. Ideas I have to write down before I forget them. Cats.

What distracts me from what I'm doing? Interesting music coming from somewhere. Late at night, the distinctive rhythmic vibration of a tug or cargo ship passing by in the channel, because I have to turn the lights out and run to the window and watch it pass. During the day, anything that sounds like angry yelling or a kid or an animal in trouble. So, hmm...sounds, I guess. I don't listen to music much anymore while I write, or while I copyedit either. That's probably why. Adrian Legg and Leo Kottke are okay, though.

3. How tall are you?

5'4". An inch taller than Buffy. Hah.

4. Are you brave or cowardly?

Both. It's not bravery if you're not scared to begin with. But sometimes I err way to the wrong side of caution.

5. What's in your pocket?

Wallet, phone, keys, a crumpled-up shopping list I haven't gone to fill yet, a 128meg memory stick I just got and think is nifty cool, and a pair of nail clippers. The office cat's claws need clipping, and I never remember to bring the clippers down with me when I go. This way I'll have them when I go to give him his supper. I could just buy another pair, I suppose, but I'd probably forget to bring that down too.

From [ profile] fridayfiver.

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Found this over at [ profile] thenetwork's. Not sure when. Am loading old drafts to clear out Semagic.

"the meditator, philosopher, sage, wise

You can not and will not compromise your values and
have a desire to complete past things before
begining the new (you value completion,
perfection, and introspection highly). You are
a natural way-shower, sage, and seeker. You
have an appreciation of the body and the wisdom
of the earth and its natural process. You have
a deep love for beauty, harmony, and order.

After realizing that I could check more than one box for some of the answers, I added some things, yielding:

"passion, awareness, aliveness"
You exhibit an excitement and enthusiasm about life
as well as multi-faceted creativity. You have
the gifts of perception, extended vision,
insight, and intuition and display an eagerness
to display your full creative expression. You
have the ability to fully express yourself,
free of lies and masks and falsehoods. You can
overcome your fears using your creativity, as
shown by the woman on the card.

which major arcana of the thoth tarot deck are you? short, with pictures and detailed results
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You are the seventh Doctor! You are warm and friendly to
those around you, but your manner can take a dark
turn at times. Those who cross your path have
significant reason to fear, as your morality is
a bit more liquid than might make some
comfortable. However, you are not human, and
behind those clever eyes a new scheme is
brewing. The responsibility of protecting the
universe lies on your shoulders. How can you
help it if no one understands?

Which Doctor (from Doctor Who) Are You?
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You scored as Idealist. Idealism centers around the belief that man is moving towards something greater. An odd mix of evolutionist and spiritualist, you see the divine within man, waiting to emerge over time. Many religious traditions express how the divine spirit lost its identity, thus creating our world of turmoil, but in time it will find itself and all things will again become one.




Cultural Creative














What is Your World View?
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Gakked from [ profile] cardigirl.

On the third hand, the How Sinful Are You? thingie told me "You will die with your hand down your underwear, watching Star Trek."

Cool. There are worse ways to go.

(I watched the end of "The Corbomite Maneuver" yesterday on DVD because I wanted to get to the credits [to prove once and for bleeding all that "Jefferies tube" is not spelled "Jeffries tube," because the guy it was named for was named JEFFERIES] [and this wasn't even fandom neep; it keeps coming up in copyedits], and 38-year-old Shatner was hot. )