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hawk from a handsaw

I have antic disposition

Via diachrony:

Your result for The Which Shakespeare Play Are You? Test...


You scored 39% = Tragic, 39% = Comic, 25% = Romantic, 30% = Historic

You are The Tragedy of Hamlet. Highly regarded as the best play ever written by anyone ever, Hamlet tells the story of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and his desire to enact revenge on his Uncle for the murder of his father. When performed in its entirety, Hamlet is just under 4 hours long and contains many of the most recognizable phrases in the English language. But enough of that - let's get back to you. Your results tell us that you are no doubt of high intelligence and cultural grace. While sometimes a bit dark and moody, you still have the poise and respect of a royal noble. Your tragic flaw, however may be that you tend to over-analyze situations and think too much when you should act. You also may be a bit long-winded, but we like you anyway!

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    groggy should be sleeping
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For dio, and whoever else would like to play

1. name
2. date of birth
3. where you live
4. what makes you happy
5. currently listening/the last thing you listened to?
6. do you read my journal?
7. if yes, what makes it especially good or bad?
8. an interesting fact about you
9. what do you love at the moment?
10. favorite place to spend time?
11. favorite lyric?
12. the best time of the year?

1. a film
2. a book
3. a band, a song, or album

1. one thing you like about me
2. two things you like about yourself
3. look at my friends-list and tell what you like about one of our mutual friends
4. put this in your journal so that I can tell you what I like about you (NOT required!)
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    Manhattan - Kings of Leon
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And dio comes through with another amazing thing

So diachrony sends me lots of interesting stuff. A lot of it is fascinating in one way or another, and for whatever reason, this particular thing pinged for me.

The Christian Dior 2006 fashion show is a crazy leap all over time, picking medieval and mashing it together with Victoriana and sci-fi and Faerie and a view of the fantastic that just totally thrilled me.

I was in a bit of a funk earlier (curse you for making me weepy, Cute Overload), but oddly, this made me feel a bunch better. Huh.
burn notice - duct tape

A book that made me gleeful - aka "Undertow" by Elizabeth Bear

No spoilers, no spoiler warning.

I'm not sure whether it was intended, but the character I identified with most in this book was Gourami the ranid. Se was the most moral and had the most recognisable journey in the whole story. I loved that se (the term used by the book) was unsexed both by declaration in the book but also in characterization. I didn't feel a gender vibe at all.

I had some issues with the book, mainly that I wanted more: more information and interaction between the characters, more backstory on the ranids and the potentiality fork ranids, more concrete information on the how-tos of conjuring.

But these are just quibbles. Because the book filled me with glee.

Glee for quantum mechanics. Seriously, that branch of physics makes me want to jump about and giggle at the absurdity of reality, the weirdness served up to us by the universe. Bear herself posted about an effect called "the quantum eraser" (I'm giggling again) which I memmed just for the glee value, so I could look at it whenever I wanted and be happy again. The IM conversation she copied into the post also makes me happy. I love things that make my brain stretch and tickle.

To go off in another popcorning direction - the cover art on the paperback is beautiful. I'd hang it if I had a place for it.


Fill out. For me. :-)

1. Can you cook?

2. What was your dream growing up?

3. What talent do you wish you had?

4. Favorite place?

5. Favorite vegetable?

6. What was the last book you read?

7. What zodiac sign are u ?

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?

9. Worst Habit?

10. Do we know each other outside of lj?

11. What is your favorite sport?

12. Negative or Optimistic attitude?

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?

15. Tell me one weird fact about you:

16. Do u have any pets?

17. Do u know how to do the macerana?

18. What time is it where u are now?

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

22. What color eyes do you have?

23. Ever been arrested?

24. Bottle or Draft?

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?

27. What 's your favorite bar to hang at?

28. Do you believe in ghosts?

29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

30. Do you swear a lot?

31. Biggest pet peeve?

32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?

33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?