( testing, testing... )
It also provides a link to a spoof of said memage, which may, in my case, be a lot more accurate...
...And I now see why the author didn't post his/her actual results...
While looking for more info on the the July-write-everyday thing, I noticed someone's comment that very few LJ users post quiz results here at LJ anymore; everyone posts them at FaceBook now. While a lot of people hated them, I kind of liked them, especially if people said something why/why not they agreed with the results. I'm a lot more wary of posting them at FB than here because of privacy issues; I had one quiz send its results to everyone (including emails, which it must have scraped) on my list there, which was not really appreciated by some.
Anyhoo - have not seen a quiz on my FL for a very long time. I got the above for this entry and a couple of other everyday entries. I'm not familiar with him but maybe I should go pick up something. Looks very interesting.
My single piece of fiction got Stephen King, and this got William Gibson. Not that I really believe a computer-generated analysis equates to me having anywhere near their skill (I certainly could never come up with a novel - I can't seem to come up with fictional story ideas to save my life), but it's nice to imagine.
Fill this out about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!! FORWARD with name of high school and graduating year in the subject box. Send this to all your friends, but don't forget to send it back to me.
( Hmmm, this is really straining the brain to remember... )
Rules: Once you?ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with
Not tagging anyone because several have already stated they don't do these things; I, however, am usually pathetically thrilled to be tagged. Why is that - I'm tickled, but I think it must bother anyone else? I leave it to you; if it feels good, do it.
By the way, the Monitor has an entire opinion piece on this survey. Is this new to FaceBook or something? Because if you click the "Stoopid Quizzes" or "Surveys" tag over to the right, you'll find a metric ton of these things - I sometimes do them to try and kick start writing something else. They've been around in various forms on LJ since I started here in 2002, at least. Why does Facebook get all the press? I have a hard time with calling it a "fad" and a "craze" though - that implies repeated behavior, at least on an individual level, for a period of time. I played with my hoola hoop for months before I got tired of it, and I wore my Dittos jeans until they wore out. Things like this? Phbbbt, do 'em once, then forget 'em. Sheepage, though, yes.
( to the point... )
1. Leave me a comment saying you want to do the meme.
2. I'll respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You should update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.
Questions from calypso72
Ah, well, my namesake of course, but I also get very attached to fish I work with; Pacific mackerel, sardines, and mako sharks are just one of the most beautiful fish in the ocean - so sleek and powerful, and the most gorgeous shades of cobalt and metallic blue. And I love to watch the sea dragons (both leafy and weedy) at the Aquarium.
(Eek, someone stuck me in a mako shark report!)
2. Favorite invertebrate?
I have always had a fondness for sea hares, ever since I wrote a paper about them in high school, I think. But I also have much love for nudibranchs and almost any type of cephalopod - I would spend hours in front of a cuttlefish tank if people weren't piling up behind me....
3. What would you do if you couldn't live by the sea?
I would have to be involved with something to do with moving water; rivers, creeks, etc. The short time I worked for the USFS (one summer) in the eastern Sierras, I spent most of my working hours around trout streams. One of the reasons I broke up with my college boyfriend (aside from the fact that he wanted six kids) was that he was a geologist and would've most likely wound up working for an oil company, in a landlocked part of the country. I've never lived permanently more than 10 miles inland - even when I lived in Dover, New Hampshire, I lived within a block or two of the Cocheco River, which emptied into the Great Bay and the Piscatequa River to the ocean - it was still tidal in Dover. Away from the ocean it just seems too quiet; it seems I'm subconsciosly aware of the ocean's sounds underlying everything.
4. Do you find three kids to be overwhelming?
No question, they can be; when Avalon was born, neither of her brothers were potty trained and we had three kids in diapers at the same time. And especially when Avalon will NOT leave Gareth alone and they are constantly squabbling, or trying to get them all to do their homework is like pulling teeth. Other times, it's easier, as when we all go out to do something fun and they're getting along and cooperating. It's getting easier as they get older and more independent.
5. What would you wish on a star for tonight?
Sarah Palin to come down with a month-long case of crippling laryngitis? No, can't wish harm on even people I don't like...how about someone else to make dinner? (Hey, it worked!)
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There was an LJ meme going around that stated, "Grab a camera and take a photo of yourself - do not fix anything, brush your hair, put on makeup, etc. Then post and invite others to do the same..." So I grabbed my phone and did so, although I never posted it until now
Yech. I look like my grandmother here.
Office, Los Alamitos CA
19 September 2008
( 10 seconds later... )
You are a Waterbender!
The first waterbenders learned how to bend water by watching the moon control the tides. Waterbenders use Chi, the energy that flows through life, in combat. They redirect their opponent’s Chi rather than using direct strikes. Waterbending is stronger at night and strongest during the full moon. Waterbending is not possible during a lunar eclipse.
Seriously, I am so far behind on Avatar - I love it, but I only seem to catch the reruns. I think I've seen half the second season (but sporadic episodes), none of the third, and I swear I've seen the first episode at least a dozen times. I should just break down and buy the damn series... Ah well, this way I can stretch out the limited time I have left with Uncle Iroh...
Edit: Looking up a link below, and I found this - Live Action Movie by M. Night Shamyamalan? If I went to ComicCon, I might know these things. Not sure, I've really liked some of his stuff, but he's sure had some clunkers, too.
1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, your favorite kind of sandwich, o rmaybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a comment, you will ask them five questions.
( Here the five questions she asked... )
Sure, sing well. I'll go with that. Or draw well. Without a lot of practice. Oh sorry, only one, right?
Ah, shades of "City on the Edge Forever" - that would be tough. I'm not sure I could do it, especially if it was someone I loved. Am I so altruistic I could allow them to be sacraficed for thousands I didn't know? I'm not sure I could even allow it for one person I didn't know. Let me be cynical here and say that after all, we humans are overpopulated anyway. How many would make it ok? I don't know. This is why I'm not in the military or a decider of foreign policy.
I would say "kermote," but my kids made that one up, really. I always used to answer the telephone with "Haliotis!" because to my weird brain, it sounded similar to hello, but it's not a made-up word, it's the scientific name of an abalone. How about kyootrocious - as in, so cute it induces nausea (or cavities, or diabetes, take your pick).
Ah, another chance to make more mistakes. Or different ones. I'm not sure. If I could relive the good moments without the bad ones (Christmas with my dad's family without the drinking, my year in Australia without the unrequited crush on a grad student, Angus's first smile without the sleep deprivation) then it might be worth it. Otherwise, no. Go read Replay by Ken Grimwood.
I've been looking forward to this movie, because I loved the books; however, from some reviews, it sounds like it may be suffering from the same problem Dune did - in trying to jam as much from the book into a two-hour movie as possible, it gets confused. Ah well, I will reserve judgement until I see it. I liked Dune better than I expected to.
The Monitor has an interesting Opinion piece, although really more on the books than the movie.
"In short, Pullman doesn't tell his readers what to think, but how to think. And to think, period. This, I suspect, is what Pullman's critics really find unnerving."
( Is 'The Golden Compass' really anti-Christian? )
Hmmm, interesting considering I work for a government agency....
( Alignment? )
( Not really a true atheist, but maybe I've been reading Pharyngula too much... )