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Sorry for not posting. My family has just bought a house, and I'm the only member of the full-time renovation crew. It's not even halfway done. And we move next Wednesday.

The carpets have had to be delayed until next month.

Once we're settled in, then I will post the fics that are (over)due.

Mindless entertainment: Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] camfield

Your result for The Golden Compass Daemon Test...

Independent Soul.

You are calm and logical, but not unemotional. You are an introvert, at heart, preferring to read alone than be subjected to the crush and noise of a big party or bar. You have a few friends and family, whose presence you welcome - to a point. Even they can wear on your nerves eventually, and you need to retreat back into your personal space for a while so you can recharge. Your energy comes in bursts, after which you need a long nap or a couple of evenings at home to recuperate.

You are comfortable with yourself, and reasonably confident. You want the friendship and goodwill of others, but you are not willing to sacrifice your principles in order to get it. If your close friends need something that you can provide, however, you will be the first to offer it.

You are a good and sympathetic listener, and are aware of your friend's emotional states. With your very close friends, you will open up, but rarely - you don't like to burden people with your problems. At the same time, though, you are honest and are not willing to alter the truth for the sake of convenience. Among strangers you are reserved, and may resort to making jokes to disguise your true feelings.

While you are not afraid of conflict, you do not seek it, either. When you are hurt or insulted, you feel that you have a choice to make. You can choose to take the up on it and defend yourself, or you can let it pass. Your decision may depend on how well you know the person, how personally you take the insult, or simply what mood you are in that day. Your friends may not always know how you are going to react, for that reason. Whatever you reaction, though, you will be logical, rational and unnervingly accurate: a measured strike.

Your daemon's form would represent your calm, introverted nature, your cool logic, and your impatience with crowds of people. He or she would probably whisper ironic comments in your ear, give logical advice and try to hide his or her soft side from everyone, even you.

Suggested forms:
Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Osprey.

Take The Golden Compass Daemon Test at HelloQuizzy


Sep. 20th, 2012 01:30 pm
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Set by  [livejournal.com profile] camfield

Comment on this post and I will:

1. Tell you why I friended you.

2. Associate you with something.

3. Tell you something I like about you.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.

7. Tell you my favorite userpic of yours.

8. Tell you that you must post this in your own journal.
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Meme courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] darkeyes_17

Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

1. What is your favourite colour and why?
Uh...probably blue. Any shade of blue really, from the lightest of cyans to a gorgeous almost-black navy. Though I like greens, purples, yellows, peach, black, silvers, and white/creams. Why? No slagging clue, other than that these hues resonate with me...

2. Diamonds or Pearls?
Neither. Sapphire or Opal all the way. Though Amethyst is a favoured stone too.

3. Have there been any books that have changed some aspect of your life?
When I first discovered meditation. Reading manga. Oh! When I first read Rudyard Kipling, David Eddings and Anne McCaffrey - they were my first major introduction to fantasy and sci-fi, I must have been about 6-7 when I started reading them. "Just so Stories" is still on my list of top ten favourites. T.S.Elliot - my first introduction to proper humorous poetry. None of this Dr. Suess-style stuff. Proper poetry.

4. What is the worst food you have ever eaten?
I once had an unfortunate encounter with an improperly cooked mackerel. It has forever soured my perspective on whole fish. I also don't like foods that are spice-ridden all that much - mild curries are fine, but you won't get me within 20metres of a vindaloo.

5. Which do you value more, honesty or courage?
Honesty. If you are not honest with yourself, you cannot be honest with others. Also, by its very nature, honesty requires courage - the ability to look within and see the truth, to ignore any lies is a very difficult one. Courage is needed to both brush aside the veil, and see what we very often don't want to see. It has been said "something that has long been thought often has the appearance of  being right, even after it is proven wrong". And the most dangerous liars are those that acknowledge the truth, lie anyway and carry it off.

6. Favouite song?
Augh. -_- You had to ask this one. I don't fragging know! I know so many songs, many off-by-heart, that I can't really tell. Some are very beautiful, but situationally appropriate, some are sing-whenever-wherever, and some are just instrumentals. I suppose it shows a part of our spirit as a species - the ability to create music, to resonate with others through sound and not speech.

7. If you had the opportunity to learn another language, which would it be?
I'm a linguophile. What does that tell you? I already speak Japanese and German with some fluency; a little Spanish, French, and Latin; I'm attempting Russian and Mandarin Chinese this year. I should really look at Gaelic, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, but it will probably be Arabic and Aramaic next...


Dec. 8th, 2011 08:26 pm
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] renegadewriter8

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 (or however many you like) holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("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 life things (not fics or icons), 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 (it'll be public) 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.

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.

My wish list

1 - a PS3 (just160GB is fine)
2 - a burmese or tonkinese kitten
3 - more clients! (for my business)
4 - more japanese manga
5 - a boxset of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
6 - a follow up to chapter 8 of [livejournal.com profile] darkeyes_17's "Inspired by maroon5"
7 - a full set of the Soundtracks to the various Kingdom Hearts games
8 - a hug
9 - a plushie of some sort
10 - someone to collaborate with on this slagging-pit-of-a-fragging-scrapheap TF story that I can't get out of my head

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Found this on a FF.net profile, couldn't resist doing the quiz and look who I got as a personality match!

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Which Final Fantasy Character Are You?

Final Fantasy VII

...I can't believe this.
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Saw Animama's one, had to do it myself.

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Ugh. I hate being sick, all stuffed up noses and headaches. But then again, it gets me enough free time to do silly things like post meme responses and fic chapters! (I haven't forgotten!) So that will be my next post after this one.

So, I got interested in a meme post by my gorgeous beta [profile] x_cybergoth_x, here it is!

Comment and I'll give you a letter.
Then you have to list ten things you LOVE that begin with that letter.
Afterward, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

She gave me the letter G, so here's my attempt. There is no particular ranking, this is just in the order I thought of them.

1. Grapes
2. Giraffes
3. Greek Mythology
4. Grated things - I love grated carrots and cheese, and cucmber's pretty good too. I also like that mesh-type grate you come across sometimes, I don't know why.
5. Grande Architecture, it's just beautiful stuff to look at.
6. Gundam Wing. Seed and Seed destiny are okay, but I like the original better.
7.German Food! oh the pastries and the wursts....
8. Gateau. Black Forest is my favourite. You have not had cake until you've had a slice of one of these.
9. Green. As in the colour. I always knew I liked grass.
10. Gray, Julia. She's written some wonderful books. I have an entire quintet from her, but I still want her Ice Mage Trilogy. Those were her best works in my opinion.

The Letter-Song meme

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post that to your journal with these instructions.

1. Gou - Narita Ken (Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha)
2. Gravity of Love - Enigma
3. GROOVY! - Komi Hirose (CCS ending)
4. Give me a reason - The Corrs
5. Gollum's Song - Emiliana Torrini (LOTR soundtrack)


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