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Cheer Viv up! Keep her entertained on an oh-so-gloomy Tuesday!

Pick a fandom of the ones listed below, and I'll tell you:

A character(s) I like:
A character(s) I dislike:
Character I love that other people don't:
Character everyone else loves that I don't:
Character with the best hair:
Character with the best eyes:
Character with the best smile:
Character I'd kiss:
A pairing(s) I like:
A pairing I dislike:


Psh, pick anything. If I don't know the fandom, I will make shit up. Oh, except Stargate Atlantis. I hate that show.
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Last seen on [livejournal.com profile] alemara's journal:

1. Post a list of fandoms.
2. Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each fandom.
3. When guessed, bold the fandom, enter in who got it and a sentence about why you like the character/person.


Some of these will be easy. Some might not be! Keep in mind that I am going by canon favorites for this assessment.

1. Harry Potter [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna and [livejournal.com profile] flyakate guessed Hermione, and yes, she is my favorite in canon. I always loved Hermione because she was smart, and she didn't care who knew it.
2. Supernatural [livejournal.com profile] viridian guessed Dean. Yeah, I'm a Dean girl. He's just- he has this yearning quality to him that appeals to me very much. What Is and What Should Never Be kills me dead every time I watch it.
3. Neverwhere [livejournal.com profile] viridian guessed Door. This was one of the easy ones. Door kicks ass. Literally and figuratively.
4. Chronicles of Narnia [livejournal.com profile] flyakate guessed Edmund, and yes, he was my childhood favorite, and I am still awfully fond of him. It's the character arc thing. He comes so far from the whiny, angry boy to the King of Narnia.
5. Lord of the Rings
6. Sandman [livejournal.com profile] viridian guessed Death. How can you not love Death? She's beautiful, she dresses well, and she does her job so well that I wouldn't mind seeing her at the end of my line.
7. Star Trek: The Next Generation [livejournal.com profile] coppinggoggles got it! I loved Data back in the day. I seem to be drawn to character arcs in which characters grow a great deal. So a non-human character trying to be human? Yeah, that punches all my buttons. Plus Data was adorable.
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer [livejournal.com profile] oneechan19 remembered it was Anya! Oh, Anya, snarky, funny, and so vulnerable to the hardships of humanity. I loved you so.
9. Ugly Betty
10. Dr. Who
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That Quote Meme:

"Hit up this site and keep refreshing until you find five quotes that resonate with you."

Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "All's Well That Ends Well", Act 1 Scene 1

The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Following the Equator

Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), "American Civilization", The Atlantic Monthly, 1862

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.
Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)

I loff the Mark Twain one with great loff.
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This meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] phoenixchilde

I'm sure everybody's read Your Friends Are Not Watching The Same Show You Are (And That's Okay) by now; it's been in circulation for about a week, so if you haven't yet, you should definitely give it a look. Aside from tackling what might be the root of 90% of all fandom flame wars, it opens up discussion and the chance to meme shamelessly declare what shows you're watching from week to week. So! Here are mine:


Supernatural - The Ooooh What Cool Urban Legend and/or Mythical/Folkloric Monster Do We Deal With This Week? Show, The Sam and Dean Are Brothers and Nothing More Show, The Wow Jensen Ackles Is Pretty Show, The Women of the Show Are Awesome Yet Fleeting Whhhhyyyyy? Show

Doctor Who - The Doctor Who Has Been A Favorite of Mine Since Age 11 Show, The Ten Is My Favorite Doctor Show, The Companions Come and Go But I Like the Feisty Ones Best Show, The Boy the Special Effects Are So Much Better Now Show, The Wow What a Plot Hole La La La Show

Torchwood - The Jack Harkness Show, The Ooh Welsh Accents Are Pretty Show, The Wow What a Plot Hole La La La La Show (Torchwood gets an extra 'La')

Ugly Betty The Suarez Family Is Awesome Show, The Amanda and Mark Snarktacular Show

Lost - The None of My Questions Get Answered, But I Don't Care Show, The Charlie Is Scrappy and Adorable Show (now cancelled), The Let's Have More Sawyer Please Show, The Sun and Jin Are Sweet Show, and The Let Sayid Be in Charge Please Show

Heroes - The Wow I Hope This Gets Better Soon Show, The Watch for Sci Fi In Jokes Show, The Sylar Is an Amazing Villain Show

X-Files - The It's All About Scully Show
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As seen in [livejournal.com profile] adiva_calandia and [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane's journal: The Harry Potter Mary Sue meme.

Go to fanfiction.net, enter your first name into the search engine, and see what you're up to.

I had to use Vivian, instead of Vivien, but I got some fuuuuunny Mary Sues nonetheless.

imagine that Voldemort wasnt the only wizard of his family...now imagine that he has two sisters. Vivian and Victoria riddle arent quite what you would call your normal teenagers, with the dark lord as their older brother they are bound to have problems.

Yeah. How Tom Sr. managed to sire more wizarding children without Merope in the mix is my problem. Oh, Vivian also has burgundy eyes.

Bellatrix is alive after 19 years, and comes back as PureBlood Vivian Montgomery of Maine. She goes across the sea to Hogwarts, where she is the new D.A.D.A. teacher, the same time that Harry, Ron, and Hermiones' children go to school.

Maine? What?

Maureen, the perky-yet unluky-one. Vivian, the vivacious flirt. And Anna, the sensible one. Yet somehow, they all seem to get along. Now all at Hogwarts, they learn a few more lessons in life. But what if one of those lessons was in love? Please R/R!

It's so hard to be the unluky one.

Vivian Dark is the granddaughter of the Dark Lord and is the new 'Dark Princess'. But she is really not wanting to. Her mother must figure out who her father is so that Viv can be happy. Just to let you now there is NOTHING between Ron and Crabbe.

Um. Yay?

Okay, that's all I can handle. Ow. My brain. I am amused how many Vivian's are related to the Dark Lord. HA!
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Oh why not? I've done these, but not in a while. Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] villainny!

Pick a fandom you know I know about, and I'll tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer
6. The character I would shag anytime
7. The character I'd want to be like
8. The character I'd slap
9. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise
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Whoa. It's ALL true.

- May 29 -
You love literature and the arts and dreaming and traveling. You love attention and are constantly attracting people with your charm. People find you very stimulating intellectually. QuizGalaxy.com
Positive Traits:
idealistic, creative, intuitive, analytic, people person
Negative Traits:
lack of follow-through, pessimism, self-indulgent, unrealistic, impractical

'What does your Birthdate mean?' at QuizGalaxy.com
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Day 3: Historical Halloween Fact
This one is from the Census site!

In the United States, the first official citywide Halloween celebration occurred in Anoka, Minn., in 1921.



And a meme, as I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane.

The rules are easy, just post 10 things that recently made you happy! Then tag 5 people and force them to post this meme on their LJs. Because it is good.

(Not in any particular order)
1. Laughing out loud
2. Coming home
3. Being in the presence of family and friends
4. Taking walks
5. Reading
6. Petting my cats
7. Sleeping/napping
8. Goofing off online
9. Autumn/Halloween!!!
10. Eating yummy foods

I tag [livejournal.com profile] miraielle, [livejournal.com profile] silveraspen, [livejournal.com profile] adiva_calendia, [livejournal.com profile] in_the_blue and [livejournal.com profile] jmcgarry
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OOH! Fun meme! As seen in [livejournal.com profile] viridian's journal:

Name a character that you know I write or have written, and I'll tell you:

a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
b. One of his/her best traits.
c. One of his/her worst traits.
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
e. The story/chapter/paragraph/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character.
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.


In other news, I am so ridiculously tired that I am going to bed and curl up with some graphic novels. For about five minutes before I pass out.
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I resisted. Resistance is futile.

Name a character and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

I am good for most of the major fandoms, and heck, if I don't know something so well, I'll make stuff up. :-P
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This was a cool meme last seen in [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane's journal.

Comment and I will list 3 of your interests for you to explain.

She asked me about old photographs, riddlefic, st. germain. My answers are here.

Do play! I'd like to know about your unusual interests!
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Darn it, I want to play this one!

The Unpopular Fandom Opinions Meme:
01. Post this on your journal.
02. Your friends will comment with some of your fandoms or some general topic about fandom.
03. In a new post (or in comments) respond back with one or two of your unpopular opinions for that fandom or topic.
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Horrific Icon Pairings Meme via Shati (with appropriate icon) )




You know what I like best about Supernatural? (Other than Dean, of course) The darkness and the grit of the sub-culture of hunters. It's very much a Western in that respect. Gunslingers after Gilead fell, giving aid and succor but never being anything but outsiders. Or maybe not. I'm still catching up, but that's the sense I get from it. ETA Not that I am saying the show's themes are DT-esque. Just in a romantic imagery kind of way. First impressions. I may be insane, but it's what springs to mind.

Also, the use of 80's metal in the soundtrack kills me. :-P
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...Oh dear. THE 4-VARIABLE BUFFY PERSONALITY TEST )
Um. Well, really it explains a lot.




Wow, so many birthdays!!!

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] viridian and [livejournal.com profile] eriklebleu!!!!!!




Today wasn't wretched. Except for when I cried a little at lunch. On the whole though, it didn't suck.
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Horseback riding at Moraine Park Stables in Rocky Mountain National Park = FUN AND PRETTY
Four+ hours of said riding = about two hours more than I should have tried, as I haven't ridden in, oh, over ten years. We went up and around Beaver Mountain, and it was a fairly rugged trail. My horse (Stumpy - or Bob, which I liked better) was very surefooted and also very clever. He knew how to scam me by stop for eating grass at every possible moment when I wasn't expecting him to.

However, I am not too sore today, and I would like to try again on a shorter ride sometime in the not too far away future. I really enjoyed the experience. I've always wanted to do more horseback riding.

Meme! The favorite songs one (which I updated and changed a bit to make slightly more relevent and interesting) )

I had to do a lot of looking for titles as I usually only remember lyrics. Wow, that was a time waster. Whee! Lazy Sunday afternoon!
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I ran out of time tonight! So I meme and go.

The Ubiquitous Nearest Book Meme
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

An ancient woman inhabits the body of a girl. Death displaces the silver, scintillant fish. The bear comes forth.

- The Ancient Child by N. Scott Momeday (who is a Kiowa writer from my hometown)

I haven't read the book yet, but it is in the queue.
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SNERK

Who is my fandom lover? (Just don't be telling Mr. Vivien, plzkthx)
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OMG so sleepy. Next week "vacation" is over and I have to get back to going to bed earlier. Silly plots keeping me awake. (OH, how I love them).

And we are all so very busy here at jolly old work! *sarcastic eyeroll* I get to go home early though, so that is nice.

Okay, a meme! Taken from many, but most recently [livejournal.com profile] varadia.

Name a fandom I'm in/like/etc.

And I tell you:

1. The first character I first fell in love with
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer
6. The character I would shag anytime
7. The character I'd want to be like
8. The character I'd slap
9. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise

Entertain me!
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Dear Santa )

The results are amusing, considering Shati's post on organ donation.

It is sooooo cold here. And only supposed to get colder. I blame the White Witch, although I do believe we'll have a Christmas, and I do believe my first round of Xmas cards are IN THE MAIL! WOOO HOOO!

It is always nice to be a little ahead of schedule. Yipes, though, I have to get my Yuletide story written sometime this week, as my mom and mom-in-law aren't leaving till the afternoon of the 18th. I have it sketched out, but I have no inspiration, really. Blah. However, it will get done.

And then I will have a fabulous week with my moms, my graduation, and early Christmas.

Siiiigh...still in a holding pattern in another matter, but I am hopeful.

OH! The new Fiona Apple? Absolutely brilliant. I love it.

Um, ramble ramble ramble!

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