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So [livejournal.com profile] cythraul joined a HP community, and I was... let us say... somewhat flabbergasted by him being sorted into Slytherin, with only minimal Ravenclaw. *LOL*

Anyway, he is insistent that I should join! But that involves Doing Things On The Internet, which sounds like something I don't do much of anymore. However, I conceded that I would at least answer the comm's sorting questions for all and sundry to see. :P If you have no interest in what is basically a meme with a distinct Harry Potter flavor, don't click through...

Sort Me? )
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After the cut, answers! )

So I think this round definitely goes to Simon. ;)
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...but I'm only going to do 20 songs because LAZY.

20 songs to guess for your entertainment below the cut! )
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Answers below the cut:

This cut here )

So as you can see, 1) my randomizer is broken, 2) I barely listen to music made after 2005, and 3) I like musicals... ;)

Songs meme

Jun. 4th, 2012 10:25 pm
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Via [livejournal.com profile] sasuran:

1. Put your playlist on random.
2. Post a line from the first 45.
3. Get your friends to guess what song the line belongs to.
4. Give credit when someone guesses correctly.


(I've skipped songs that weren't in English, were mashups, or didn't have lyrics.)

Below the cut... )
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This is actually a shortened version of a Harvard Dialect Survey (link goes to results page).

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
TPing.

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
Potato bug (I've also heard it called a pillbug, but not often). Most other people I've seen have called this a "roly-poly", which I have NEVER heard them called before.

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Coke. I'm also comfortable with both soda AND pop (but never both together).

What do you call gym shoes?
Running shoes. 'Sneakers' is also OK, but I'd generally say running shoes.

What do you say to address a group of people?
You guys.

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
Daddy long-legs.

What do you call your grandparents?
Grandma (both mom & stepdad's mothers), Grandpa (stepdad's father), Granddad (mom's father), Nonna and Nonno (dad's parents). (I don't see my stepmother's parents very often.)

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
Shopping cart.

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Sun shower.

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
A [TV] remote. I'm trying to think what it could possibly be called otherwise. A clicker?


Some questions that weren't in the meme, but that I pulled from the survey:

Would you say "Are you coming with?" as a full sentence, to mean "Are you coming with us?"
Yes, although I'd probably just say "You coming with?"

Would you say "where are you at?" to mean "where are you?"
Again, this would probably be shortened entirely to "Where you at?" The "are" is extraneous. ;)

Which terms do you prefer for a sale of unwanted items on your porch, in your yard, etc.?
Garage sale.

What term do you use to refer to something that is across both streets from you at an intersection (or diagonally across from you in general)?
Kitty-corner.

What is your *general* term for a big road that you drive relatively fast on?
Highway.

What word do you prefer: trash can, garbage can, rubbish bin, waste(paper) basket, these words refer to different things, or other?
Trash or garbage (can).

What do you call a drive-through liquor store?
"Terrified that such things exist".
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I need something to take my mind off studying!

Day 01 - A recent picture of you and fifteen interesting facts about yourself. )

Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest. )

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show. )

Day 04 - A picture of your favorite night. -- to come

Day 05 - A habit you wish you didn't have. )

Day 06 - A picture of your family. )

Day 07 - Your most treasured item. )

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh. )

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most. AND! Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with. )

Day 11 - Something you hate. )

Day 12 - Something you love. )

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist. )

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without. )

Day 15 - Someone you wish you could meet. )

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.
Day 17 - Something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18 - Your biggest insecurity.
Day 19 - A letter to your parents.
Day 20 - Somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - Something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - Something you wish you were better at.
Day 23 - Your favorite book.
Day 24 - Something you wish you could change.
Day 25 - A picture of your day.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - Something you're afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.
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So [livejournal.com profile] sasuran gave me another four fandoms to answer for. (P.S. If anyone else feels like doing this, just ask? :D;)

Harry Potter

I'm a big fan of Hermione and Draco. (Not together, just in general.) I know everyone hates Draco except when he is angstily fucking with Harry, but man. I just do. It's hard to write an antagonist that is posturing that hard and is really just scared to shit of his life.

And Hermione, well, she's just awesome.

Sandman

Death and Desire, though it's actually hard to say I like anyone in Sandman (what I've finished of it anyway). Not that I don't enjoy the series, or the characters, but... yeah.

The Princess Bride

Heh, I know [livejournal.com profile] serrico disagrees with me ;) but Inigo Montoya. (Close second goes to Westley, third to the grandfather (movie) or 'editor' (book).)

Why? Because he's devoted, dedicated, charming, and smart. And also "STOP SAYING THAT!" ;)

I also kind of have a Thing for Mandy Patinkin.

X-Men

Keeping in mind that for me, the only real X-Men is the '80s/'90s cartoon X-Men? It's all about the Gambit. I have this thing for men with accents, as we can totally tell. ;)
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So, [livejournal.com profile] harukami posted a meme that goes something like this: reply and I'll give you four fandoms. You then have to make an entry writing about your favorite character from each fandom, and why.

And proceeded to hand me the following four:

Utena

Oh sure, give me something easy to start with, why don't you. ;P

Man.

So, after going, "well, clearly it's - but no, what about - er, and also - oh, damn" for about twenty minutes (no lie, kids, this is what study time is for!), my final answer is I can't choose! probably Utena herself. In the past, and possibly even on a different day, this could also have been Juri, Anthy, or Miki.

NOTE! In the movie version, I'd probably switch this to Anthy. I can't speak to the manga, but probably Miki not at all influenced because apparently they're all Straighty McStraightertons. And musical (N.B. the first one, apparently we're up to three)... Touga. (Or maybe ChuChu. The terrifying god rat.)

Also, J. A. Seazer isn't a character. (...I guess the music might well be considered its own character.)

...anyway!

So, why Utena.

Actually, my answer to that is kind of spoilery.

Well, let's put it in the least spoilery yet most honest way: she shoves Akio in the face and keeps on. Do you need much more reason than that?


WeiB Kreuz

Slutface McGee Youji. XD Reason? I pretty much worshipped Miki Shinichiro when I was in high school. (Seriously. I watched Initial D solely for this reason.) Also he is pretty pretty. Wavy hair just DOES things to me, okay? Blame Sailor Neptune for my formative years.

Firefly

Another one where I'm all, damnit kids! When I was your age there were one or maybe two good characters to a show, and we LIKED it that way!

...no, really, probably Inara. See also I have this thing for people with curls and wavy hair! And also she snarks Mal. And also courtesans. And also "TRAP!" (I know, it was Mal's line, whatever you guys).

But also Kaylee. And Wash. And Jayne. And Zoe. And Simon. And Book. Aaaaaand uh everyone except River. River's definitely last. But she's still on the list. You know how it is.

Yami no Matsuei

Oh man, it's been so long since I watched this that I actually have to look up his name. (Despite the aforementioned Miki Shinichiro worship, it's not actually Tsuzuki, although I do love Tsuzuki.)

It's probably Tatsumi, actually. He's just so cheerfully mean to Tsuzuki XD Watari's up there too. (I should probably read the manga at some point. Hm. *notes it down for her week off*)

BONUS FREEBIE

Hetalia


Just look at the icon.

(I feel somehow like I should feel guilty for that. OH WELL *G*)

ETA: Ahahaha. It's even better if you imagine it with Hetalia characters. "Finally, the trains are running on time. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL :) :)"
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I'm staying at work late (as usual, but kind of purposelessly today until a fax comes in). So, here, a holiday wishlist meme.


Step One

Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.


Step Two

Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. Once a wish has been granted, it will be crossed off my list.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

The List

1. Fanart. I know most of y'all don't have much idea about my characters and stuff as of late, but I do occasionally still post stuff on my DeviantArt account. Right now I'm playing modern-day Nadja, D&D Danielle (who has a couple of faces; ask me!), Thorn, a half-elf barbarian, and a Log Cabin (that's a lie; to be a Log Cabin Republican, he'd have to not be so far in the closet "he's in NAAAAAAAARNIA", thank you Meagan) Republican as played by Steve Buscemi. And I will always love and treasure Az fanart especially with D'or in I have this thing okay?.

2. Singing lessons. Bonus points if you can find them in Bramptonia, because I sure as hell can't. I used to have a range, you guys. Okay, so I was never going to be a pop star or opera diva like some of you ;), but I've forgotten how to breathe properly and my range is now less than two octaves. It is kind of pathetic.

3. ...a new car.

Note: in between writing #2 and #3, I was in a car accident where I was rear-ended into another car. The other two cars took minimal damage; my car is probably a write-off. Merry Christmas! And it wasn't even snowing. :P *sigh* Also now my neck really hurts. *sulk*

4. XBox points card and/or Gold membership. Honestly I don't play many games, but I'd like to compete in Rock Band and I'd like to download Portal.

5. Baked goods of most fashions. I have a sweet tooth. It is probably about to fall out of my head.

6. Massages! Professional or otherwise. Not until I get the all-clear from the doctor, but I like massages.

7. A maid for a day. The apartment is awful and Patrick and I are not keeping up. Must also be able to iron and not flee screaming from Patrick.

8. Books! I need the new Pratchett; I like urban fantasy and fantasy-fantasy, though generally I prefer quasi-historical fantasy (meaning light on the elves and such; more like Kushiel's Dart or ASOIAF). I also like vampires. A lot.

9. God, I don't even know. Cool things.

10. Inspiration and/or interestingness, things which I am sorely lacking. Also time (n.b.: not for fighting).

Memes

Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:10 pm
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You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute. Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out.

1. First name: Alessandra. Or Alex or Ali but the full name is Alessandra, note the double-S-no-X spelling. ;)

2. Age: 25. I rang it in with a pretty spectacular murder mystery/cocktail party, if I do say so myself.

3. Location: Brampton, Ontario. It's part of the Greater Toronto Area, for those of you who may not know such things. ;)

4. Occupation: Receptionist drone for a private mortgage company. If you have any questions about mortgages, I'm probably a good person to ask.

5. Partner: Three, primarily Patrick.

6. Kids: Nope. Don't have 'em, don't want 'em.

7. Siblings: Three half-siblings. Katie (20) on my mother's side, and Lauren (19 today) and Eddie (17) on my dad's side. Usually if I'm talking about my sister, I mean Katie, because I see her waaaaaaaaaay more often than the other two.

8. Pets: Three cats. In order of age: Zoe (Bitchy McBitcherson, unless you're going to turn on her shower [the kitchen sink]), Zack (Captain Submissive) and his topping-from-the-bottom gay lover, Zander.

Yes, they all start with Z. We're twee like that.

9. 3 biggest things going on in my life:

A) I hate my job with a fiery passion. It has a lot of nice things going for it - good pay, they're pretty flexible about when I show up - but there is a lot to be desired. Like not evicting pregnant women or 75-year-old men who had one NSF fee cascade into losing their house. However, I think I am more or less resolved in my plan to go back to school yes, that is for the third time, shut up shut up shut up.

B) I just finished writing an erotic story. Partly because I promised Jen (even if I was late despite having like half a year to finish it) and partly because yay, porn.

C) Christmas shopping. I am buying Patrick a robot. I'll probably put up my wishlist shortly, but I'm not expecting anything from those of you who read this.

10. Parents: Yvonne & Claudio, who respectively remarried Russ and Terry. My parents were total jocks and totally driven and kind of fearless as far as I can tell, which makes me suspect I am adopted. ;)

11. Some of my closest friends are: not around enough *punches [livejournal.com profile] mysticjuicer and [livejournal.com profile] mistress_gwen*. *ahem* I mean... you know who you are.

Other options to finish that sentence: NERDS, lovable, studying for exams, working too hard, and awesome.

RP Meme

Mar. 8th, 2009 08:19 pm
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] harukami:

(You can pick any of my characters really since right now I only have one. ;P)

GIVE ME A CURRENT CHARACTER I PLAY SOMEWHERE AND I WILL TELL YOU:

01.) Full name?
02.) Best friend?
03.) Sexuality?
04.) Favorite color?
05.) Relationship status?
06.) Ideal mate?
07.) Turn-ons?
08.) Last sexual experience?
09.) Favorite food?
10.) Crushes?
11.) Favorite music?
12.) Biggest fear?
13.) Biggest fantasy?
14.) Quirks in bed?
15.) Bad habits?
16.) Biggest regret?
17.) Best kept secrets?
18.) Last thought?
19.) Worst sexual/romantic experience?
20.) Biggest insecurity?
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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.

From [livejournal.com profile] chezmax:

1. Pat

Well, we've been dating for almost six years now, so this isn't surprising ;) This ties into #3 also...

2. Psychology Courses

This one actually does surprise me, because it wasn't my major :) But I think if I had the chance to go back, I'd probably have pushed through for that double major instead of wimping out for the English major/Psych minor. Also, I would have taken everything possible with Burris, Rye, and Rempel. Oh wait, I did that anyway. :P

3. Comfy

I miss Comfy. :( I miss UW in general. And I know mentally it wouldn't be the same - everyone is gone, pretty well - but all the same. Nostalgia.

4. Your usericon

I drew this... YEARS ago. It's supposed to be the modern-day Tathar (...although Tathar was a redhead) in his role as band leader. I dunno. Modern-day D&D. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And preceded d20 Modern by... a few years. Heh. Anyway. I kind of wanted to be him.

5. 101/1001.

I started this as a way to feel like I was doing something interesting with my life. 1/3 of the way through (more or less) and... I'm not sure it's working? But they are things I want to do nonetheless.

Memes

Feb. 12th, 2009 12:34 am
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RULES: (follow at your leisure)
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle. (Am I the only one that still uses Winamp?)
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Write down whatever snarky returns come to your mind afterward.

Below the cut! )
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"The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me. It will be about or tailored to those five lucky "victims."

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year
- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be fic. It may be poetry. I may draw or paint something. I may use my crafty wiles. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well, if you expect me to do something for you!"
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http://www.ironicsans.com/state22.html

How many States can you name in 10 minutes?

I managed 37, missing:

No cheating! )
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Meme questions from Serena:

1. If you had to put a price on it, would you value emotional over physical connections or vice versa?

Hmmm, that's actually really difficult. Just in general, or in sexual relationships? I'd probably say emotional, but it'd be a difference of like fifty cents ;)

2. What is more important to you: working in the industry you love, or working a job you love in an industry you relatively dislike?

Probably the latter - I'd rather enjoy what I'm immediately doing rather than enjoy that I am nebulously contributing to a particular industry.

3. What's better: kitties or people?!

Kitties! Zack slept on my legs all night and at one point came up next to me, snuggled into my armpit, and put his front leg across my chest (like he was hugging me). SO CUTE.

4. Sugarrrrrr!!!! : true or false, and why?

Always true, because I cannot lives without it, precioussss.

5. With TV series: what criteria do you use to determine what is desirable about the show, and would you like a show if it were hateable (or simply because you dislike it or qualities about it?) ...sorry two questions, i know...

*lol* That's really complicated. I'm not sure I have set criteria for shows...
Ummm, generally, if they're comedies, I like them quirky or offbeat in some way.

(My Name is Earl, Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls)

...looking at that list, apparently narration helps too. *lol*

If they're dramas or dramedies, I'm more likely to like them off the bat. I tend to prefer them with something supernatural or historical (or futuristic!) in them. Hot actors help. A sly, dark sense of humor is usually necessary. Joss Whedon is like a +3 to anything I watch on a scale of 1-10 (so even the worst show in the world, done by him, is a 4. :P)

I like complicated relationships. Not necessarily soap opera styles, but relationships that aren't easy.

(Firefly, The Tudors, Dead Like Me, Blood Ties)

Memes

Feb. 2nd, 2008 02:20 am
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Doooo zem. :P

Johari Window (pick positive aspects you see in me)
Nohari Window (pick negative aspects you see in me)
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Updated D&D Character Test )
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Dude, I never realized how small Alberta was (population-wise, not size-wise, that is).

As in, 2/3 the square kilometres of Ontario and 1/10 the population.

As in, Toronto (well, GTA) has more people than Alberta. Hell, has almost double the Alberta population. (And almost half the population of Ontario lives in the GTA.)

Dude, I had no idea it was that extreme a difference.

...dude.

Pop quiz!

Without checking Wikipedia, can you list the 13 provinces and territories in order of population size?

For bonus points: in terms of percentage, how does PEI compare to all three territories?

Extra bonus points: do you remember all your capitals? I don't! Wait, maybe I do... ...no, no, I made the Quebec mistake. Dammit! This is like Alaska: people [me] assume the biggest city is the capital. (But I do know Alaska's capital!)

Wow, 6/13. I am BALLS at geography.

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