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There has been meme-ing! Also at least one lost post, which is why this took so long. ladybird97 gave me seven things to write about, and I have. (Will happily come up with seven suggestions, for anyone commenting who is interested?)

Rainbows, puppies, the thing you're proudest of, new beginnings, the best yarn ever, the moment when it all makes sense, and coffee. )


Dec. 21st, 2011 11:48 pm
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Or absence thereof.

I am tired and really really feel like being distracted. Therefore, name a fandom and I will tell you my:

Favorite character(s):
Least Favorite character(s):
5 3 Favorite ships (canon or non-canon):
Character(s) I find most attractive:
Character(s) I would marry:
Character(s) I would be best friends with:
A random thought:
An unpopular opinion:
Canon OTP(s):
Non-canon OTP(s):
Most badass character(s):
Pairing(s) I am not a fan of:
Character(s) I feel the writers screwed over:
Favorite friendship(s):
Character(s) I want to adopt or be adopted by:

Fandoms... hmh. Doctor Who, Criminal Minds, Community, Misfits, X-Men though I'm out of date, Sandman, Repairman Jack, Romero's Dead series, Walking Dead, The Mentalist, Supernatural, Gossip Girl, Deadwood, the Clockwork Century, ETA: Fallout, Excolo, and possibly stuff I've forgotten.
green_dreams: Greyscale silhouette of a black cat with grey eyes (adorable yet unsettling)
List 15 of your favorite TV shows/movies/books/etc and post them here for everyone to guess your favorite character from each. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly and put the answer and who guessed it.

Some of you may be surprised to see things like Doctor Who not on the list. That's because I think it's unfair to ask people to guess about a character that's no longer on a still-running show.

(Yes. Nine is my Doctor.)

01. Misfits (TV) - Simon (guessed by jasmine_koran on LJ)
02. Criminal Minds (TV) - Spencer Reid (guessed by risen_one on LJ)
03. The Stand (book) - Glen Bateman (guessed by [personal profile] theweaselking)
04. Leverage (TV) - Parker (guessed by [personal profile] theweaselking)
05. Feed (book) - Georgia (guessed by Heath via GChat)
06. Breaking Bad (TV) - Jesse Pinkman (guessed by [personal profile] theweaselking)
07. Brick (movie)
08. Deathtrap (movie. or play)
09. Streets of Fire (movie)
10. Fallout (computer game)
11. Gossip Girl (TV) - Blair Waldorf (guessed by [personal profile] snakey with an assist from risen_one on LJ)
12. V (TV, the original series)
13. Fringe (TV) - Walter Bishop (guessed by [personal profile] theweaselking)
14. The Narnia series (books) - Puddleglum (guessed by [personal profile] snakey
15. Days (book)

So! Guess my favourite characters from each.
green_dreams: Emily Perkins as Brigitte from /Ginger Snaps/ (Emily Perkins)
First, the oops:

Didn't mail the postcards.

They're still coming. They're still from London. They're just not, you know, coming from London.


Association Meme:

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

1. Enabling - Thank you. :) It's fun, honestly; when you get to introduce other people to your geeking and it takes, then you have someone else to geek with and they're happy. Never feel guilty over the Villainess intro.

2. Graveyards - You know, it's probably a little odd, but I tend to get rather disappointed by graveyards that are all flat stones. Beyond that... I suspect other people have summarized it better than I. Like the old ones better. And I swear that if it weren't in the UK, I'd move so that I could visit Highgate every week.

3. Horror movies - mostly schlock, but I'll watch any one of them in the hopes of catching those tiny decent moments that even the bad ones have. Quick and dirty little Rorschach blots in a format I appreciate. And--despite frequent neophobia, sexism, and condescension--fundamentally reassuring in their ritual unfolding.

4. Government work - ...sweartogod the next person who tells me government workers don't work is going to get smacked. It's frustrating sometimes--mostly when I see people get bogged down in stuff--but I like the organization and attention to detail, and I've never worked at a job where I couldn't respect and care about what people were trying to do, you know?

5. Canada - Might as well ask a fish about water... It's not that cold. We don't have socialized medicine. All our words have the requisite "u"s after the "o"s, the internet is everywhere, and you can get off any exit on the 417, go two blocks, and stop at the Tim Horton's. Or so my husband assures me. And in Victoria, British Columbia, you can see crows playing wheee-I-am-a-kite on the winds that comes across the Juan de Fuca. They look so happy.
green_dreams: Books, and coffee cup with "Happiness is a cup of coffee and a really good book" on the side. (Default)
From [ profile] rosicrucian

...God but this could get weirdly addictive.
green_dreams: (Angel peering)
January: Lacking other recognition of the season, it is actually possible to get your hands on a copy of "Auld Lang Syne" in approximately 47 seconds and then put it on repeat.

February: Slow day at work, thank goodness.

March: For the record:
Just successfully survived what I think is the first party I've hosted in eleven years. Close to twelve. (Reception at the wedding doesn't count. Was too busy being just-married.)

April: Lovely day today. I don't think the fog will last, but right now it's beautiful. Wet earth and black leaves and thin lines of beaten green grass, and soft white air all around.

May: (In April, I read...)
...not nearly as much.

June: It really is not the heat, it's the humidity. It's meant to rain tonight (and tomorrow, and the day after), but right now it's miserable. The cats are lying around, attempting to attain maximum kitty-to-air exposure.

July: My husband understands.

August: There was a bat in our house!

September: So I came downstairs this morning. And there were five or six big fat drops of slightly drooly blood on the tile in front of the washing machine.

October: I cut my hair. I was actually tempted to take clippers to it, but figured being bald or buzz-cut was not appropriate for work. So: twenty-five-odd minutes in the bathroom with a pair of scissors.

November: Well, my computer's back. Slowly excavating the office, and wishing I had a CD handy. I am *craving* the Pogues right now, and I'm stuck with YouTube. Still, the day is progressing.

December: I have my tickets for London in March. Confirmation should arrive shortly.


Oct. 16th, 2007 01:54 pm
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Not that I imagine this will mean much to most people, but...

I like Mo. And am somehow deeply unsurprised. )


Aug. 12th, 2007 10:50 am
green_dreams: (paper procrastination)
(1) Faultless incomprehension, that I couldn't fix and couldn't save him from no matter how I tried.

(2) No, I don't either. I think the amount of pettiness, whining, lack of thought, and institutionalization of the Geek Social Fallacies that I've run across on the one forum I still made any effort to vist manged to sour most of the good memories I had of the old forums.

(3) Uhm... There's really things to do year-round, though if you're not up for forty below or thirty-five above, I'd avoid February and July/August. It takes longer to get around in winter, which is probably a bad thing. But, I mean, it's *Ottawa*; there's always stuff to see, and unless you're after a specific festival, it's always there.

(4) The extensive development of the world and story outside of combat and monster-hunting; not just that there *is* one, but that the games make it clear over and over that personal interaction matters. Vampire's politics, Wraith's emotional existence and ties, and Deadlands Fear Levels and Tale-Tellin' are things where you *have to* roleplay to make progress. More, they're so essential to the game that *everything in the world* recognizes them as vitally important, and the PCs are respected or feared for how they affect those things. No Vampire elder says "Yes yes, I'm sure everyone likes and listens to Cassandra, but what does it matter?" No Reckoner says "My, those folks are having people beat back their fear across half the West--nah, I have more important things to do than send Los Diablos after them."

You can get this in other games and game settings. But WoD and Deadlands make them essential.

Deadlands' "sexism is for the villainous and the shamefully ignorant" probably gets it points, too, as does WoD's explicitly modern setting. Neither game seems at all self-conscious about the idea of female players or characters.

Combine that with the relative newness of the games (meaning you're less likely to run into guys who've been playing it since 1974, and are sure they can help you if you just hand them your character sheet and let them tell you what to do, or else sees it as a competition and has wanked the system so hard you can't do anything when they're around because they've got it all covered), and you're golden.

(5) Ohh. Tough one. Honestly, I'm going to go with cute and funny; they don't make me laugh past the initial "Oh, a Cthulhu reference!", but "insult" is a rather charged word, and of all the things that I could insist be treated with unswerving dignity, solemnity, and respect, I am afraid that Lovecraft's short stories are fairly low on the list.

(It's not that I usually find the joke takes to be funny, usually, but they often seem to be less of an insult and more of a missing the point.)
green_dreams: (maggie skull)

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
hell (5x) dead (2x) zombie (1x)

(For what it's worth, four "hell"s and two "zombie"s get you a G rating.)
green_dreams: (nicodemus whateley)
When you hear the phrase children of the razor, what comes to mind? (Comments screened by default. No mockery for responses will be given.)

*placing bets with self on who, if anyone, will mention Lansdale*


Jun. 5th, 2007 05:38 pm
green_dreams: (Angel face)
GC meme. )

...I could swear I spilt Miskatonic University somewhere on my desk.
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BPAL order shipped yesterday. Bliss!

[ profile] benchilada.">1. God or no God?

...I am actually going to take a pass on this one, since I need to be out of here in an hour, and I can't articulate enough in that time.

2. Marvel vs DC?

Started out with Marvel--I think Alpha Flight #6 was my first one ever. Kind of flipped through them for a while, then turned into a massive X-Men geek when I was about fourteen. Gave up on them around the time they switched to an alternate world for four issues, by which time I'd picked up other books--mostly Vertigo, some of the standalone graphic novels from each line, and a mild interest in Batman.

Now... meh, I don't know. I've sworn off both for the foreseeable future.

Summation: I've read more Marvel, but DC brought me Vertigo. For that, DC.

3. Why do hurt the ones we love?

Because we get worked up and snappish about things that are important to us that aren't going quite right, and we sometimes don't watch what we do or say when we assume someone's going to understand us.

4. Super power you always wanted.

Ability to let people hear and understand what other people are trying to say. (Which I actually did not realize until very recently is "Doug Ramsay's powers, made accessible to multiple people.")

5. Your own reality show, what would it be. You can be outside the box.

Uhm. No. No way, no how, no. Those things are creepy.

EDIT: Oh, right, it's St. Patrick's Day. Thank god I wasn't planning on going out tonight.


Feb. 2nd, 2007 07:03 pm
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(Obtained by the open library/put on shuffle/play/enter song titles next to criteria. Bored, went through it three times, as I refused to type in anything I wouldn't listen to all the way through. Given what I'm willing to admit I listen to, I am secure in the knowledge that I am certainly not coming across as cool.)

Opening Credits: "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets (I'm still quietly suspecting this is a Judge Dredd reference); "Not Just a Soldier" by Rikk Oberf from the Fans! musical; and (breaking my geek cred) "Amphetamine Logic" by The Sisters of Mercy.
First Day At School: "fight on the subway" by Varja Enterprises; it's one of the ten tracks they had up to go with the release of the Fates Worse Than Death rpg. Kind of catchy.
Falling In Love: "DeadAlive" by TheDeepEynde. Alternately, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship. Or "Deviltown" by the Groovie Ghoulies. Heh. All three of those are kind of cool.
Fight Song: "Thraddash - Culture 19" by the Precursors. Fits. *All* the Thraddash cultures are about fighting, except 3. I think it was 3.
EDIT: I have been corrected. Cuture 3 were so terrifyingly brutal they maimed *themselves* to terrify their enemies. 14 were the pacificts.
Breaking Up: "Sex Bomb" mashup of Tom Jones and Mouse T by Nero Wolf. What the *hell?*
Life's OK: "A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste" by Meatloaf; "This Maniac's in Love with You" by Alice Cooper.
Mental Breakdown: "Vox" by Sarah McLachlan; "Big City Nights" by Fozzy; "Objects in the Rearview Mirror May Appear Closer than they Are" by Meatloaf. All oddly appropriate in their own ways.
Driving: "The Wreck of the Edmund FitzGerald" by Jag Panzer, or "Is Nothing Sacred Anymore" by Meatloaf.
Flashback: "The Innsmouth Look" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. I met her at the EOD... She sank her dewclaws into me...
Getting Back Together: "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen.
Wedding: "Packin' my Bag" by White Cowbell Oklahoma; "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford; "Bed of Nails" by Alice Cooper.
...I should perhaps begin to worry.
Birth of Child: "Possession" by Sisters of Mercy, or "Midnight at the Lost and Found" by Meatloaf. (My playlist doesn't seem too suited to this... Look, I'm not mentioning the ones I don't want to listen to. I say nothing about how appropriate what I do want to listen to is. Apparently I'm on an 80s kick.)
Final Battle: Nothing. (After three run-throughs, I got "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen.)
Death Scene: "Born to Raise Hell" by Motorhead (with Ice-T and Whitfield Crane), or "Out of the Shadows" by Sarah McLachlan.
Funeral Song: "Ghostbusters" theme by Ray Parker Jr., or "Black Planet" by SoM.
End Credits: Nothing. (After three run-throughs, "Cocaine Cowgirl" by Matt Mays & El Torpedo.)
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Feels very odd to be doing this now. And since it's tking forever to finish, I have just decided to snip the ones i haven't written answers to yet.
Italicized duplicate responses.

1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
(Also got my ear pierced. Properly. And a haircut that would be a mohawk if it was narrower and had gel or something. These are secondary.)

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make any. Probably not.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
None. (It's been a slow year.)

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
A healthy Toby-cat.

7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
July 17. Not so much the date, more the event. (Again, see 1. Hint: not earrings.)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
See 1.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing of note, IIRC.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
[ profile] theweaselking.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mostly, figures that [ profile] theweaselking posted news stories about.
(This isn't a duplicate entry. I'm proud of that.)

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent. Then my cats.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
See 1.

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
Can't really think of one.

20. How will did you be spending Christmas?
Breakfast with John's family. Went home and curled up with a movie, IIRC. Diablo may also have been involved.

21. How will did you be spending New Year's Eve?
Dinner with John's family. Went by Angela and Antra's for their New Year's Party. First time in years I haven't spent midnight quietly at home, preparing to wash the dishes.

22. Did you fall in love in 2006?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Deadwood, no question about it.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Prestige, with an honourable mention for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Less slacking.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
Not paying attention. Not paying attention. Not paying atten-- oh, hey, today seems like a day to spend two hours fussing over how I look. Not paying attention.
Also, painted toenails. A lot.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"You were my sunny day rain
You were the clouds in the sky
You were the darkest sky
But your lips spoke gold and honey
That's why I'm happy when it rains."
- Jesus and Mary Chain, "Happy When It Rains"
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Right. This is the "list ten weird habits or things about yourself" meme that has been floating around. I think I have only ever tagged people once, and I see no reason to do it a second time.
  1. I don't like tagging people for memes. I don't mind being tagged when it happens, but I hate tagging people, especially when the words "have to" come up. It sends me right back to memories of grade-school.
  2. I put off anything that could be considered an aesthetic change to myself for ages. Weeks for a haircut. Months for dying hair. Not even gonna start on how long I've been wanting to get my damn ears repierced.
  3. I am not nearly as educated as people sometimes assume I am, especially when it comes to history. (No-one assumes I'm reliably educated on pop culture anymore.)
  4. I can listen to the same song on repeat for hours and not get bored.
  5. I can't get a decent night's sleep unless I read a little last thing before I turn out the light.
  6. I think I may give up collecting pamphlet comics--they cost a crazy amount and don't last very long at all and very few are really good for rereads--and just stick to trades. Mostly when I buy an issue these days, I do it because I want the series to have a chance to run long enough to get turned into a graphic novel, or because Diamond's cutting titles that don't have minimum sales. This makes me feel old and sad.
  7. I can and do pick apart total cultural junk. This helps keep some horror movies and stories interesting. It's also become reflexive to a great degree--I assume it's a result of being an English major.
  8. I am wondering if somewhere back along the way, this meme said something about ten weird habits or things that most people don't know about you. This seems incredibly boring.
  9. I love horror. I really do. I waffle between thinking this is perfectly normal and thinking I'm morbid, and overall spend far too much time on the question.
  10. I've spent a good dozen years at least looking for a couple of poems I read once, maybe five years apart, in different books, and I can't find either one. Anywhere. At all.
green_dreams: (judge dredd snowman)
Yanked from [ profile] harald387, here (his has the numbers still in, handy if you want to do this yourself). Links of names in the list are to pictures.

Choose twelve of your original characters in any particular order, without looking at the questions under the cut. Then answer the questions.

1) Mallory Manson
2) Melianthe Blackmoor, Mistress of the Mystic Arts
3) Sam Murdock
4) Velvet van Sloane
5) Jack Hollow
6) Zed Torrain
7) Astrid Iysekch
8) Bloody Boots
9) Staples Peterson
10) Tulsa Andrakis
11) Epworth
12) Jenny Spikestones

You know, I left out Black Shuck for this, on the theory that he is not *technically* an original character, but merely a figure from folklore that I was geeking madly and writing stories about at age... hrm... seven. So this had better be good.

No peeking at the questions untill you've whipped up that list, unless you're not going to do the meme. )
green_dreams: (judge dredd snowman)
I think this is the first comic strip I have ever put up at work.

It's not a funny one, but it's a true one. Here.


EDIT: [ profile] oddest1">
(middle name and current street name)

Kathleen Cooper.

(grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy)

(Uhm... you're not going to believe this, but she was only *ever* referred to as "Grandma Moffatt" in my hearing and I am *so* not going through my Dad's old letters and birthdays cards right now.)
Ms. Bluewires.

(first initial of first name, first three or four letters of your last name)

F. Mof.

(favorite color, favorite animal)

Black Cat. (I think this one might be mislabelled. It really sounds like a pulp hero name generator.)

(middle name, city where you were born)

Kathleen Ottawa.

(first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)

Mof Hen Tob or Mof Hen Ang, take your pick.

(middle name spelled backwards)


(first pet, street you grew up on)

Goldie First.

("The", your favorite color, the automobile your dad has)

...but he's *dead*.
And "The Black Urn" just sounds like a pretty lame very obscure-culture-specific superhero.


May. 23rd, 2006 12:19 pm
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Bloody freaking hell.

I'm the /Star Wars/ character who can't remember names. )
Little punk.

Oh dear.

Apr. 24th, 2006 01:39 pm
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Three Rings for the Elven Kings under the Sky,
Seven for the Dwarf Lords in their Halls of Stone,
Nine for Mortal Men Doomed to Die,
One for the Dark Lord on his Dark Throne,
...and one left over for Willow Foxblade, half-elven princess of Gondor with ankle-length auburn hair and a spitfire personality.
The trouble with trying to explain a Mary Sue to someone is that you tend to run across all sorts of interesting links.

And then you end up trying *really really hard* not to laugh so loudly that you're overheard. I think 143(d) is my favourite.
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