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I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!




This may be totally unscientific, and I didn't try it again to see if the next result was the same or different. I was still amused.
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What Is Your Battle Cry?

Zang! Who is that, running amidst the fields! It is Ccdesan, hands clutching a sharpened screwdriver! And with a spectacular scream, his voice cometh:

"I'm going to make tacos with your corpse!!!"

Find out!
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Are you a girl, or a guy ?

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- X what you saw
- O what you haven’t finished/saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved (bold-italic if it's super love)
- Strike-through what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if liked/neutral

List Under the Cut )
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My Hewlett-Packard HP PSC all-in-one printer/scanner/faxer/jammer. It will doubtless frustrate the zombies to death...
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What follows is the 50 best English-Language books of the 20th Century, as compiled by Brian Kunde. The full list has 223 entries, along with information on how the rankings were compiled, but I have chosen (for brevity) to include only the top 50 contenders.

Mark the ones you've read in bold. My own assessment is that I'm woefully derelict in my reading.


Rank Author Title Date
1 Fitzgerald, F. Scott Great Gatsby, The 1925
2 Orwell, George Nineteen Eighty Four 1949
3 Heller, Joseph Catch 22 1961
4 Steinbeck, John Grapes of Wrath, The 1939
5 Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita 1955
6 Joyce, James Ulysses 1922
7 Orwell, George Animal Farm 1945
8 Golding, William Lord of the Flies 1954
9 Salinger, J. D. Catcher in the Rye, The 1951
10 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. Slaughterhouse Five 1969
11 Huxley, Aldous Brave New World 1932
12 Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man 1952
13 Faulkner, William Sound and the Fury, The 1929
14 Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird 1960
15 Joyce, James Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A 1916
16 Walker, Alice Color Purple, The 1982
17 Morrison, Toni Beloved 1987
18 Hemingway, Ernest Sun Also Rises, The 1926
19 Wright, Richard Native Son 1940
20 Mitchell, Margaret Gone With the Wind 1936
21 Kerouac, Jack On the Road 1957
22 Woolf, Virginia To the Lighthouse 1927
23 Tolkien, J. R. R. Lord of the Rings 1956
24 White, E. B. Charlotte's Web 1952
25 Wharton, Edith Age of Innocence, The 1920
26 Hemingway, Ernest Farewell to Arms, A 1929
27 Cather, Willa My Antonia 1918
28 Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God 1937
29 Hemingway, Ernest Old Man and the Sea, The 1952
30 Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca 1938
31 Burgess, Anthony Clockwork Orange, A 1962
32 London, Jack Call of the Wild, The 1903
33 Buck, Pearl S. Good Earth, The 1931
34 Irving, John World According to Garp, The 1978
35 Wharton, Edith Ethan Frome 1911
36 Tolkien, J. R. R. Hobbit, The 1937
37 Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1962
38 Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451 1952
39 Atwood, Margaret Handmaid's Tale, The 1986
40 Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying 1930
41 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land 1961
42 Fitzgerald, F. Scott Tender is the Night 1934
43 Milne, A. A. Winnie the Pooh 1926
44 Forster, E. M. Passage to India, A 1924
45 Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men 1937
46 Warren, Robert Penn All the King's Men 1946
47 Forster, E. M. Howard's End 1910
48 Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers 1913
49 Baldwin, James Go Tell It on the Mountain 1953
50 Lawrence, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover 1928

[Edit: Added two I had forgotten about. They made us read Baldwin as a pre-College entrance requirement, but I didn't have the focus to get through it, so it doesn't count.]
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I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




Hahaha! I love it!

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Stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW and screencap your desktop.

(If you're reading this and haven't yet done it, SHAME ON YOU.)

You can edit it a bit, but only if you need to scratch out a name or something.

My Desktop Under the Cut )
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When you see this, post in your own journal with your favorite quote from The Princess Bride. Preferably not “As you wish” or the Inigo Montoya speech.

I will do this simply in honor of the most amazing film ever made. However, coming up with a favorite is difficult. As a result, I give you my top three.


Never go in against a Thithilian, when death is on the line! Hahahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha! Hahaha... *thump*


Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice MLT, a mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They're so perky, I love that.


There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.
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Icons behind the cut )
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Charlie Alpha November Uniform November
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Alpha Sierra Tango Echo India
Tango Tango Oscar Yankee Oscar
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Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2009. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review."

January
Leave me a comment and I will reply with why I like you.

February
Gacked this from Doctordidj but had to post it here for the benefit of my friends. (Video of a guy flying over a lake with a water-powered jetpack)

March
I asked my daughter, Fortunata, to create an image of the Old Wolf, my otherworldly avatar - naturally it was a paid commission. (And naturally, I love it.)

April
It's not a good joke ... (When someone feels bad.)

May
Previous Russian bots were names like atelkrz, metonzo, adenkut. Go to their profiles and it's all in Cyrillic, pretty much a dead giveaway. (There have been almost none in the second half of the year. Huge respect to the LJ technical staff!)

June
Daily chores include walking, chasing down and feeding five dogs; bottle feeding 1 calf and 1 sheep 3 times a day; feeding chickens and 1 satanic pigeon, collecting an egg or two if there are any (last two days there haven't been, don't know if she's not laying or has found a different place to hide her eggs); letting sheep into the pasture in the morning and bringing them back at night (Mark is an excellent sheep dog); feeding the neighbor's horses once a day; caring for three caged birds; feeding wild birds; checking 5 cows for any new births (none so far); doing what repairs the weather will permit (it rains often and without warning); and handling any emergencies. (Farm livin' is the life for me!)

July
Terminator Salvation. I went to be entertained, I was entertained. Hardly edified, but that's not what these action films are for. (Self-explanatory)

August
Got up this morning and worked on updating a website for a couple of hours, and realized that I was suffering from sleep deprivation. So I went back to bed. [Because I can!]

Septober
1) "Your fetish for rubber underwear will cause you great embarrassment in public." [If you ran the fortune cookie factory...]

Octember
A person's divergent opinion doesn't scare me. I have friends (and relatives) who are straight, gay, transgender, republican, democrat, Mormon, atheist, Catholic, libertarian, Charismatic Evangelical, saved, damned, furry, fat, thin, Jewish, Klingon (at least, I'm pretty sure he is), and you name it. [Writer's block: Have you ever stopped being friends with someone over differences...]

Nowonder
Why, instead of buying an Enagic™ (Kangen™) water ionizer for $4,000, I could by a KYK water ionizer for only $1,700. [There's a sucker born every minute...]

December
I began smoking in 1964, at the age of 13, as a bid for acceptance at the prep school I attended... [Writer's Block: What are your feelings toward smoking...]
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That's right! It's time to post the 5 things that you are currently addicted to, in numerical order!



5. TNG

Good thing I have the DVD's...


4. Diet Dr Pepper

Just don't ask about
my BP, Dr P...




3. The Artwork of Brooke McEldowney



2. Traveling

Especially to make a
difference in someone's life.


1. The Internet

All the knowledge in the
world, at my fingertips.

Of course, there are downsides...



Certainly there are others... I choose my addictions carefully.
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Fifteen titles
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] dragonet2

Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you, for whatever reasons. This isn't your top 15 canon or even books you'd necessarily recommend, just books that have made their mark on you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

Mine are below the cut )
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You Are Fantasy / Sci Fi



You have an amazing imagination, and in your mind, all things are possible.

You are open minded, and you find the future exciting. You crave novelty and progress.



Compared to most people, you are quirky and even a bit eccentric. You have some wacky ideas.

And while you may be a bit off the wall, there's no denying how insightful and creative you are.



"Spot on," says I.
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] fearciuil

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. So here is the game! Hit shuffle on your ipod or mp3 player and write down the first 25 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun! Then tag your friends.

Abandoned In The Woods, John Williams
Flying Condor - Cusco
Ottmar Liebert / Barcelona Nights
My Lovey-Dovey Baby - Alan Menken & Jack Feldman
Romanza - Rondo Veneziano
Fakin' It - Simon & Garfunkel
Kokopelli's Dream - Craig Chaquico / Cusco
Somewhere My Love - Roger Whittaker
Xiao Wei - Ah Di Band
Puff the Magic Dragon - Carpenters
Alphorn Zauber - Kerry & Emily Christensen
Oh Danny Boy - Roger Whittaker
I Made It Through The Rain - Played by David Reese on Theatre Organ
Ants Are Cool - Bill Cosby
The Lurch - Ted Cassidy
Derviche - Moroccan Spirit
Pal-Yat-Chee - Spike Jones
The Lord's Prayer - Michael Dowdle
Star Trek Symphonic - John Williams
Appenzeller Jodler - Stefanie Hertel
Paris is Paris Again - Lerner & Lowe
Making Love in a Subaru - Damaskus (From Dr. Demento)
The Invincible Eagle March - John Philip Sousa
Planxty George Brabazon - The Chieftains
Of This Land - Clannad

And I didn't even get into the classical or turkish or albanian sections...

My tastes in music can most charitably compared to my tastes in food... eclectic.



Not tagging. Gack an it please you...
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Gacked from from:[livejournal.com profile] bayliss

How to do this meme: Using only EPISODE names from ONE TV SHOW, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat an episode title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Repost as 'My life according to (show name)

My Life according to Jean-Luc Picard and the gang from TNG:




Describe yourself: "Suddenly Human"

How do you feel: "The Schizoid Man"

Describe where you currently live: "Haven"

If you could go anywhere where would you go?: "We'll Always Have Paris"

Your favorite form of transportation: "Ship in a Bottle"

Your best friend is: "The Offspring"

What’s the weather like: "Too Short a Season"

Favorite time of day: "Night Terrors"

If your life was a TV show, it would be called: "Redemption"

What is life to you: "Second Chances"

Your fear: "Violations"

What is the best advice you have to give: "A Matter of Honor"

Thought for the Day: "Ethics"

How I would like to die: "Remember Me"

My soul’s present condition: "The Wounded"

My motto: "The Inner Light"
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Run your name through an anagram generator. Specify two words. See what comes out, and choose between 10 and 20 to post in your journal.

Some of mine are downright hilarious. I have selected those most representative, out of hundreds.

tense harpsichordist - Didn't know I had the talent.
athens directorships - I've been to greece...
sophic third-rateness - Oh, yes.
horniest dispatchers - What?
orchestrated snipish - On certain days
hot-spirited archness - On certain other days
discoherent starship - describes my filing system
rich-attired poshness - I can only hope, eh wot?
tetrahedric sonships - My boys do look a little angular...
harshest description - yarg snarl snap yarg
hotpressed christian - Hot off the presses!
dorchester saintship - I knew I was in line for one.
thin-spread ostriches - What do you think they make Vegemite out of?
editorship snatchers - I'm coming for your job!
cirrhosed pantheists - By Mogg's *hic* tufted tail...
dishonest archpriest - For only $4,999.99 I can get you out of purgatory!
archpriest hedonists - Do you believe in the hereafter? Then you know what I'm here after!
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... who gacked it from a huge lineup of others.

Kissed any one of your LiveJournal friends? — no
Been arrested? — no
Kissed someone you didn't like? — no
Slept in until 5 PM? — no
Fallen asleep at work/school? — regularly
Held a snake? — yes
Ran a red light? — Never on purpose
Been suspended from school? — yes, I'm evil
Experienced love at first sight? — no
Totaled your car in an accident? — no
Been fired from a job? — yes
Fired somebody? — yes. It's worse than being fired
Sung karaoke? — no
Pointed a gun at someone? — no
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't? — all the time
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? — no
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? — yes
Kissed in the rain? — no
Had a close brush with death (your own)? — Yes.
Saw someone die? — yes
Played Spin-the-Bottle? — yes
Smoked a cigar? — yes. Disgusting
Sat on a rooftop? — yes
Smuggled something into another country? — yes
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? — no
Broken a bone? — Ribs. Ow
Skipped school? — Yes, but not very often
Eaten a bug? — Yes. Chocolate covered bees.
Sleepwalked? — yes. Unsettling
Walked on a moonlit beach? — yes
Ridden a motorcycle? — yes
Dumped someone? — No
Forgotten your anniversary? — Never. Fat lot of good it did me...
Lied to avoid a ticket? — no
Ridden in a helicopter? — no
Shaved your head? — no
Blacked out from drinking? — yes
Played a prank on someone? — yes
Hit a home run? — yes
Felt like killing someone? — Every time I get behind the wheel
Cross-dressed? —No
Been falling-down drunk? — yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? — Uh. Never on purpose...
Eaten snake? — no
Marched/Protested? — yes
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? — Yes
Puked on an amusement ride? — Came bloody close in Prater Park...
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? — yes
Been in a band? — no
Knitted? — yes
Been on TV? — yes
Shot a gun? — yes
Skinny-dipped? — yes
Given someone stitches? — no
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? — No, but I've had hotter things
Ridden a surfboard? — Tried...
Drunk straight from a liquor bottle? — yes
Had surgery? — Only minor
Streaked? — no
Been taken by ambulance to a hospital? — no
Tripped on mushrooms? — no
Passed out when NOT drinking? — no
Peed on a bush? — What do you think the outdoors is for?
Donated Blood? — Over 5 gallons and counting...
Grabbed electric fence? — no
Eaten alligator meat? — no
Eaten cheesecake? — groan belch groan
Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? — Only what they gave me
Killed an animal when not hunting? — Yes, for compassionate reasons
Peed your pants in public? — yes - was 5 years old. Very traumatic.
Snuck Sneaked into a movie without paying? — Yes, but only after paying for entry into another feature
Written graffiti? — no
Still love someone you shouldn't? — I will always love the mother of my children, even though our relationship didn't work out. You don't love someone for almost 30 years and let that go easily.
Think about the future? — yes
Been in handcuffs? — no
Believe in love? — yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? — Switch occasionally

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