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these five topics were brought to you by the incomparible [personal profile] innerbrat

1. fabric:
I love fabric, because it's such a sensuous and varied medium for an artist to work with, and it's one where you're encouraged to TOUCH it. Fabric is something that is always close to your skin. If you'd asked about denim, I would easily tell you that aside from being my most plentiful resource on hand, they're the most comfortable. There is nothing like some well-worn and well-washed denim for the soft texture of it. And I get quite the steady supply here, when people ruin their jeans, I'll get free denim if I debone them and sort the pieces into stuff for patches or full clothes. I'm a little scared to try things like fine silk, satin has been a challenge to work with as it is! I've not yet explored wool either, but it's still out of my current price range ATM. I'll be sewing my own kimonos out of whatever I can get my hands on, bedsheets, store cloth, muslin or denim. Maybe oneday, I'll afford silk, but probably not in this lifetime.

2. superhero narratives:
Either someone narrating a hero's story, or the hero themselves telling it. I vastly prefer the former, because in those stories, you get the little tidbits of their daily life edging into the storyline itself, the food, the people they love, the music they'll relax to. Sometimes though, you get a lot of voice when the heroes tell it themselves. And I'll freely admit that i love reading them for the escape from my own life, and that I as a wee biter of legs, sometimes dreamed of flying like some of them.

3. love:
This one topic I'm not even sure how to answer now, because it's become a complex thing for me. Physical love is still something that's simple for me, it's hugging those close to me, even if they're far away. Nothing goes below the waist these days, and I'm really happy about that. I'm by far more interested in platonic and intellectual loves than sexual ones. Then again I haven't done much exploring in this subject and it is something I should investigate...even just a little.

4. music:
Wide, weird and varied tastes. Music is something I need in my life, most of all when I'm doing art. It stimulates my senses, my emotions, my thoughts and actions. The only time I don't listen to music is generally when I'm sleeping. Music meant to put me to sleep just irritates me, and listening to music while I'm trying to sleep at home is just impossible. The only times I've fallen asleep to music are at a dead exhaustion while travelling. These days it's hard for me to find just the right kind of music to match a mood or a job I need to do. Techno works for bread and pasta making (don't ask me why!) but not for when I'm sewing. Celtic punk is great for sewing, but not for anything else. Straight up 90's music is what I exercise to, though the odd remix and mashup does join in.

5. smells:
I live with my senses, and surprisingly I spend a lot of time learning through scent. Not surprising i'm a cook, you need to know when your herbs, spices and sauces are cooking properly and having a sharp sense of smells helps immensely with that. It's also a bit of a hazard because some perfumes will literally give me a headache, especially if they're laid thickly. Part and parcel of why I got into BPAL and other fine perfumes was the fact that I couldn't find scents that I wanted to wear in public. And it's amazing how the human mind can be manipulated just with a simple scent here or there. Citrus to wake up and brighten; vanilla and resins to curl into bed; spices, resins and herbs to pray.
crazyfurries: (real life)
Comment to this post saying "FIVE!" and I will pick five things I would like you to talk about. They might make sense or 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, hopefully for the rest of eternity!

(I don't really care if you say "FIVE" or let me know some other way. Just for the record.)

Here we go! )
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1. Comment with the word "Chimera" to engage the game.
2. The selection of five of your icons will commence.
3. Please generate your own entry with the backstory/explanation/snarky commentary behind the selected icons.
4. Watch the cycle of a game begin anew.

selections from [personal profile] ellixis, keyworded CHIMERA

Keyword: Erba?
Black and white drawing, early self portrait cartoon-style looking off to my left, words 'driven to distraction' in crossword-style blocks on each side of the face.

This icon started out as my 'whazzat' icon back on LJ, because during the time I was drawing this icon, I wore both the be-buttoned black beanie of bugfuh??? and a black hoodie nearly every single day. I still have the hardest time keeping track of the things going around me and my own mental processes, so this icon has come to be the symbol of "I have missed something here", "Attention Defici- OH SHINY", frantic double-checking, and anxiety issues. I drew this. I am now not certain if I should switch this old relic out or not. Added bonus, a google search of the phrase has shown me that "Driven to Distraction" is the name of an ADD self-help book!

Keyword: Plush bug, stitchery
A purple plush bug with an embellished body made of nubby purple fleece, with 6 bright green legs and two yellow jaws stares into the camera from atop a blue car hood, reaching for the camera, bold lime-green text bordered in black reads "Skree..."

I actually made, own this plush and sold off most of the others of his clutch. His name is Thooly and he generally accompanies me into bed every night. Thooly was made roughly...heck 6 years ago, when my mother was still dating a jerk, who refused to pack enough bug repellant when we went up the mom's family cabin during the summer. Between the heat and the number of ticks I picked off of myself and his dog I was too freaked to sleep.

When we got back because I went back to making toys and realized that I was still so danged freaked and still looking for ticks. So I thought let's just make something of this and be DONE with it. So with the remains of a few old purple fleecy sweatshirts, and some calico and buttons I made the first teeky bug, Thooly. The rest soon followed after and have now gone to other homes. Today this icon both represents a need for comforting items, and when I want to brag about my latest stitching experiment.

Keywords: Bordertown, fiction

Amazingly, before I ever even realized it, a novel set in Bordertown was my first introduction to Urban Fantasy. Fanfics, in my opinion at that time, did not count. The book was called Finder, not to be confused with the excellent comic series by Carla Speed McNeil of the same name. What blew me away in the first few chapters was the fact that this place operated with both magic, and craftsmenship. The papermiller's scene and lines just got me by the little grey cells and haven't really let go since then. When I heard that a NEW series was coming out, I was elated and this icon was one of the freebies from the website. Earlier this summer I got to meet the artist behind this icon and a few of the authors!

Keyword: Voip?, brainfart, derp
Description: Scribbled wacom color cartoon with the handwritten word bubble of 'voip?'

There are times when there are no thoughts in my head what so ever and this was, I'm told, an accurate depiction of the face I get for the 'whahuh?' experience. I loose my marbles often, and it's no surprise to anyone now that some of them are ball bearings, golfballs, turtle eggs, or little pearls. I had to find replacements somewhere.

Keyword: bento
description: a blue bento box lined with green lettuce contains an umeboshi stuffed riceball, fried purple potato and carrot stars with two pieces of tonkatsu in the back of the box, edged by two tiny chopsticks. The words "Bento: Japanese for Tiny CRACK" are above the photo.

I confess, after getting into anime i got into another expensive addiction. Making cute lunchboxes. I have a rather nice collection of mid-range bento boxes and accessories which as of late, haven't gotten much use. I used to photograph my boxed lunches whenever I could but as of late I haven't been making them as often. Most of the gallery still lies over in LJland, but sometime soon i hope to start posting photos of the cute food experiences again. This icon was painstakingly created with the polygonal lasso tool in photoshop, back when I had a working copy in a working computer.
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from [personal profile] leeshajoy

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. Seen any really ridiculous bento boxes lately?

Ridiculous food combinations or ridiculously cute? Aw heck, I'll hit both up. Recently the most ridiculous bento I saw recently was at the college campus and it was something that looked like either beef curry or leftover chow mein poured over frosted cupcakes. I really didn't have the heart or stomach to ask if this was 'what was left in the fridge', 'what I could afford' or even the least likely what they wanted for lunch. In fact now I ponder if this meal was a dare.

This is the current winner for most ridiculously cute bento. I haven't been much up on the fan bentos so I'm really going to need to check up on Anna the Red and get back to photographing mine. I should do another fan bento one of these days.

Oh and the most ridiculous-to-prepare bento award goes to miniature miso-pork cabbage rolls.

2. If you could change one thing about your life that is currently beyond your control, what would it be?

...dude, I would change the fact that Mom got the shitty genetic lottery and got the genes for Alpha-1 Antitripsyn disorder, because that would solve her breathing issues, her work issues, and the fact that she's struggling with tissue rejection issues over the lung transplant. all of these things just make me wanna run the clock back and hide under the stairs so much.

3. How did you get into PS238?

There's two murky recollected version to how I started reading the comic...One was that I started with the #0 issue freebie that went into a Dork Storm Press Free Comic, and the other was that I saw the cover for #7 at Dragon*con and picked it up to look at it and was immediately charmed by a comic book that appealed to both ages, was sensibly done and just plain sweet. I bought the first and second TPB the following Dec, right on the after-christmas sales and I've really enjoyed it since then. I dare you not to become charmed by Julie, or Suzie, or Tyler.

4. Favorite mythological creature and why?

Shahadavar. What is this? Well it's the Persian variation of the unicorn. A single horned beast resembling the Eland, with a long feline tail, and that hunted for food with it's horn. That's right, we've got a CARNIVOROUS UNICORN HERE. This bad boy wasn't a stalker though, it'd pick a high rocky spiny slope and point his head into the wind to hunt. See it's horn was riddled with holes that made the air whistle and moan through, like the most enchanting flute music you'd ever hear, and the prey, human and bird alike would be lured into range and then...well after that it'd be all over between the teeth of the Shahadavar and the landscape.

5. *Least* favorite mythological creature and why? even have to ask? VAMPIRES. VAMPIRES BY EIGHTY FUCKING MILES. Seriously, it ticks me off enough that people have glamor-sexualized up and interbred the fuck-ugly Incubi and the zombie to create this fake thing in the media. Here's a fun fact, VAMPIRES DIDN'T DIE WITH THE STAKES. THOSE THINGS JUST KEPT THEM IN THE GROUND.

6. Hit "Shuffle" on your MP3 player of choice. Whatever the third song is, write about when and how you first heard it.

Always with me- Spirited Away soundtrack. I first heard this when my brother finally got his head into gear and let me pick out movies for my birthday gift. I picked up Spirited Away and Kiki's delivery service. You've got a wild guess as to what I watched the SHIT out of for the next few months. It was just...yeah, the summer just before I started working in the Bistro so 2005.

7. What *about* tempura shrimp?

This is the hardest thing for me to get into my lunchbox or find the supplies for. It's dead common to see depicted in manga and popular japanese bento boxes and books about bento boxes and it's mildly frustrating that I have such trouble with them. The closest I can come is the frozen tempura shrimp I get from wal-mart, but those don't come within radio contact of some of the good tempura shrimp I've had.
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (^_^)
Which My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic pony are you?

Beautiful, stylish and sparkling with class, you're the candy of every pony's eye and a complete charmer. But you're not just a pretty face- you're also an artist! Wether you're creative at fashion or painting or even song-writing, your imagination is the real jewel on your personal crown. And you know this, so you flaunt all your gorgeousness like there's no tomorrow; but the best thing is you use your skills to help others feel great, too! Unfortunately your confidence can often be mistaken for arrogance. Luckily your real friends know just how lovely you are!

Take this Quiz · Browse Quizazz
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (^_^)
step 1: put your music player on shuffle.
step 2: post the first line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
step 2a: Skip any instrumentals and songs where the first line is or contains the title.
step 2b: Also where the song is in a foreign language which you can't actually understand well enough to transcribe.
step 3: strike out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
step 4: looking them up on google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
step 5: if you like the game, post your own.

1. Woo! Well the southside of Chicago, in the baddest part of town Big, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce [ profile] leeshajoy got the fish in the barrel

2. When the little bluebird who has never said a word, starts to sing

3. The sweet pretty things are in Pretlow, of course!

4. Rock on gold dust woman, take your silver spoon and dig your grave

5. I found him by the railroad track this morning

6. It's time to start, Rock and Roll concert movement number one... It's time to Start- Blue Man Group guessed correctly by [ profile] graveyardgreg!

7. Living this life, never givin' up,( no matter how hard it is)

8. Finger itchin', supernatural trigger, arm twitching as I'm fighting back against my past with vigor...

9. Yeah, oh she's smiling at me, that's the way it should be

10. Pleease beee discreeet, with the peopllllle you'll meeeet...

11. (dom Dom, d'dom Doma dom) Come one, come all, you've been going for miles...

12. Check the strange bedfords falling out from the sky

13. Last night, I said to her 'I didn't want to live inside a lie!'

14. This goes out to Z from 'Hipster Please!'

15. She wear wears her dress hiiiiiiigh, as high as she puts her hat down low....
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (Default)
A surprise for a pregnant friend I'm going to make a textured teething fabric book for her inbound daughter.

Which is basically me using a LOT of natural cotton embroidery floss and denim.

However, I'd like to do something a little different each page. Stimulate the kidlet's senses a bit.


Friendlist. Go here and select 3 stitches for one page, with a one-word item theme for the image that'll be built out of the stitches.(example: reverse chain, long-arm cross-stitch, boullion worm. Keyword: Hat 'This is Cricket's Hat'). I'd like to get about 8-10 pages. Who knows, maybe more.

The object of this exercise is to both make a great cloth book for a kid, and for ME to get a little extra motivation to learn some new stitches for my own bag of tricks.


Sidenote: Running stitch and backstitches will be used to make borders for some parts and the lettering.

meme time

Nov. 28th, 2010 08:41 pm
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (^_^)
Excuse the re-use of an meme image for this...

but I'd really like to see y'all reply with an image that makes you think of me in the comments!
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ganked from [ profile] paradisacorbasi who should know that I will eat just about anything.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you've eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

((And I put in italics the ones I haven't but WANT to try.))

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison Wisconsin, where deer hunting is a big enough deal for kids to get out of school to hunt with their parents.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros l
4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile Indigo:how about alligator? -Haven't tried either yet.
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue Was on menu first 2 years I worked! Good stuff.
8. Carp
9. Borscht
I know how to MAKE this. =D
10. Baba ghanoush ....wanna try it. Eeeeeggplant.
11. Calamari Gimme!
12. Pho -sounds good!
13. PB&J sandwich to the point where I have to be in a really BIG mood to get it.
14. Aloo gobi didn't recognize it at first but I eat this everytime we stop at the Himalayan/indian place in Madison.
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses -illegal to transport here so not yet
17. Black truffle -Have only tried something made with the oil ONCE. Not the same as actual truffle I'm told.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, pear and dandelion. NOT AT THE SAME TIME.
19. Steamed pork buns ...they're okay. Don't like em flavored with bbq sauce inside.
20. Pistachio ice cream Ick.
21. Heirloom tomatoes we have had a sort of caprese salad with these every summer at work. reeeealy good.
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
Dad had me try it as a kid
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper -unknown? If it's in the bell pepper family it can kiss off.
27. Dulce de leche made it for spanish class!
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas an alright snackage.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl Atlanta bread company on a winter day. 's okay.
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
....germanic family heritage. I've been having this since I was six.
35. Root beer float comforting fave of childhood.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar - same response as Indigo. Not likely.
37. Clotted cream tea -WANNA TRY. Tea with clotted cream and little biscuits? nromnomnom.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
WANT MORE OF THIS PLEASE. I love finding curried goat anything at indian restaurants
42. Whole insects covered in chocolate - not yet. curious about it though.
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more ...could try this at work. not likely. Not a sipping whiskey person.
46. Fugu -curious, but I want it done by a professional first.
47. Chicken tikka masala A regular for me. I make this whenever possible
48. Eel I think smoked eel sushi counts.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut tried it, found it far too sweet for my tastes
50. Sea urchin -another not yet thing. still working up nads towards it.
51. Prickly pear Grandma S got some whole ones and a jam made from the fruit for us one christmass when we were little ankle sharks.
52. Umeboshi a bento box regular!
53. Abalone duuude so good on sushi
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal meeeh.
56. Spaetzle my germanic hertitage strikes again! Also I happen to love it. Mom used to put it into her chicken soups instead of packed noodles, and we make it with creamed spinach and bacon at the restaurant as a side dish.
57. Dirty gin martini had it as an experiment. like fruity-tinis more
58. Beer above 8% ABV work again.
59. Poutine -Not yet.
60. Carob chips Meh
61. S'mores dude. SERIOUSLY?
62. Sweetbreads eeeewbrainmeats
63. Kaolin ---google says it's a clay?
64. Currywurst - wanna try it
65. Durian -...not so much curious about it.
66. Frogs' Legs -mildly curious
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake all of the above. hello midway food favorites! Nom.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain had the chips. Were okay. Nothing special.
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette - no.
71. Gazpacho s'alright. Provided someone doesn't put bell peppers in mine.
72. Caviar and blini -had the former not the latter
73. Louche absinthe - not yet
74. Gjetost, or brunost - should one of these days. heritage and all that.
75. Roadkill Dad used the car to kill a snapping turtle on the side of the road for soup. It counts.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie again with the meh.
78. Snail Wanna try it fresh!
79. Lapsang souchong not a fan with Indigo on this. Not like smoke.
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
Men's dark chocolate pocky is my favorite.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant Not YET. Wanna go.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare Mom hunts game. I think anything wild and legal has been on the table at least once.
87. Goulash
88. Flowers During the summer there're baskets of edible pretties and of the flowers from zuchinnis. The zuchinni blooms taste GREAT stirfried.
89. Horse l
90. Criollo chocolate -not yet, on the list
91. Spam as a kid. still don't like it.
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox -- bagel yes, lox no.
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake- not yet, but you know me, I'll try anything without bell peppers once!

J#1's addition:

101. Rocky Mountain Oysters and/or lamb fries
102. Nasi goring
103. Rat
104. blackened Redfish
105. Mud Crab
106 Crayfish
107. Crawfish
108. Geoduck
109. Pheasant
110. Real Kimchee things that smell like that should STAY buried.

Indigo's additions:
111. Sushi!!! <3 I LOVE me some tako and white tuna.
112. Karakoumiss -- ......NO idea what this is.
113. Italian Wedding Soup not bad, but not terribly exciting
114. Beef Wellington
115. Cherries Jubilee Yes. Though is ick. I do not like cherries
116. Creme Brulee I help make these at work! A blackberry brandy creme brulee is delight
117. Drunken Goat CheeseNOM
118. Subgum Wonton Soup
119. Morton Bay Bugs
120. Pavlova

Marusia's Additions

121. Crispy baked chicken skins
122. Fried rice with raisins and chicken hearts
123. Morel Mushroom
124. Saffron
125. Risotto

126. Beef Tempura
127. Sardine cakes
128. Chinese Chive Dumpling
129. Golden Curry spice mix not quite as commonly used but still good.
130. Sakura Denbu
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From [ profile] wanderlustlover

Reply in the comments if you want me to write up five interview questions for you! or if you want to throw in FIVE NEW QUESTIONS.

Find out more about me! )
crazyfurries: (erba?)
hokay atta library and in the mood to take a ride on the meme train.

[ profile] wanderlustlover gave me the letter F!

1. If you'd like to play along, reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. You then list (and upload or link to the video, if you feel like it) 5 (or 6 or 7) songs that start with that letter.
3. Then, as I'm doing here, you'll post the list to your journal with the instructions. IS ALLLL SHINEY

Franz Ferdinand - Forty Feet
The coldest calm falls
Through the molten veins
Cooling all the blood to slush
That congeals around the again

[ lyrics ] [ youtube]

Elbow- Fallen Angel
All the gelded mongrel
Bear their teeth for you
Drag your feathers 'cross the dancefloor
Throw your shapes electric blue

[ lyrics ] [ youtube]

5ongs from 5ideways - Food For Thought
So, do come inside,
Put up your feet for the night.
I know that we've only just met,
But I swear that I will not bite!
(two. three. SCREAM.)

[ lyrics ] [ mp3]

Guster - Fa Fa
When you look in the mirror, wish you were somebody else
Just a perfect reflection, you and no one else

[ lyrics ] [ youtube]

...and at the risk of all my music choices sounding completely insane..

Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
I'm not sick, but I'm not well
And I'm so hot cause I'm in hell
I'm not sick, but I'm not well
And it's a sin, to live so well

I wanna publish 'zines
And rage against machines

[ lyrics ] [ music video]

Aaaaand via [ profile] paradisacorbasi the Who do I write like Meme!

In regards to my recipes and cooking i write like...

I write like
Stephen King

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

.....................Great horror writer but WTF. I WROTE COOKING. ...okay, maybe horrer given it was my hot dog fried rice recipe...

When it comes to my fiction and drabbles I write like...

I write like
Vladimir Nabokov

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

...I write fiction like the guy who wrote Lolita. ...Now I kind of have to actually READ that book. Just morbid curiousity and all.

Aaaand last but not least I write about my life and work like...

....stephen king again? FTN.
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (^_^)
If I was a month, I’d be August.
If I was a day of the week, I’d be Saturday.
If I was a time of day, 4am, with no one else stirring about.
If I was a planet, I’d be Uranus.
If I was a sea animal, I’d be an octopus.

If I was a direction, I’d be West.
If I was a piece of furniture, I'd be the corner couch where pillows go to die.
If I was a liquid, I’d be the murky, blooming, vibrant swamp.
If I was a gemstone, I’d be rainbow moonstone.
If I was a tree, I’d be a juniper.

If I was a tool, I would be a pair of pliers.
If I was a flower, I’d be bindweed, the wild morning glory.
If I was a kind of weather, I’d be morning fog.
If I was a musical instrument, I’d be a bass violin.
If I was a color, I’d be sap green.

If I was an emotion, I’d be repose.
If I was a fruit, I’d be a raspberry.
If I was a sound, I’d be jangle of keys and scraps.
If I was an element, I'd be Water.
If I was a car, I’d be something small and sturdy.

If I was a food, I’d be a wildflower salad with berries and bleu cheese.
If I was a place, I’d be the best chair in the library.
If I was a material, I’d be blue corduroy.
If I was a taste, I’d be warm and herbal.
If I was a scent, I'd be blood orange, opoponax, cinnamon and catnip.
crazyfurries: a cranky abbysinnian kitten (huh? I hear words...)
Were I a summonable creature, what kind of ritual would you craft to summon me?
crazyfurries: (erba?)
Your results:
You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
Mr. Scott
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Will Riker
Geordi LaForge
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Deanna Troi
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Mr. Sulu
Beverly Crusher
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

...I'm the bald captain. I...really have no idea how to react to this.
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Post a comment here and I'll say something nice about you!
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The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish, strikethrough the ones you didn't like.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien Got halfway through the last book before I realized I had forgotten who everyone WAS at the start.
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling Refusing to read the last book on badfic principle.
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - Read it for highschool still love it.
6 The Bible Bits and pieces.
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman Like it a lot!
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens For school.
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare SOME OF IT OKAY?
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien Read it after I couldn't finish LoTR.
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger He obsesses about his pet cat.
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald Really did not get this in highschool.
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Ok revoke my geek points, I haven't read this
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame On the shelf in my studyhall room
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens Read it with no prodding in highschool, need to find a new copy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis I reread 'The Last Battle' often.
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis Loved this as a child, wanted to find a wardrobe to peek through. Now I just see it as endless childhood foodporn.
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne Disney, you really have some questions to answer
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell Four-legs good, two legs sometimes bad.
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery Finished it and found it boring.
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding Required in highschool one semester. Depressing and sadly apt.
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens Read for fun!
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley For school. No opinion.
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens Did not have to read for school, read it on my own terms.
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker ...should read this
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett Read it as a dinker...meh now but it was good then.
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Required in highschool EAT ME
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - Have the boxedset!
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Read several collections through highschool. Need to get my own copy
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams ♥have my copy from mom. you can not has it.
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole Grotesque.
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare One of these days.
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl Loved this as a kid, not so much now.
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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Your result for The Steampunk Style Test...

The Ragamuffin

29% Elegant, 21% Technological, 43% Historical, 32% Adventurous and 71% Playful!

You are the Ragamuffin, the embodiment of steampunk playfulness. Chances are, you approach the genre from a much more casual and lighthearted standpoint than most other fans. To you, there is always an element of play inherent in the genre, and you may very well enjoy fashion as much for the opportunity to dress up as for the style itself. You probably wear goggles as an accessory, and rarely as actual eye-protection. Your outfits are likely to incorporate a lot of brown or cream, and combine large boots, Victorian corsets or vests, aviator caps or bowler hats, and gypsy skirts or slacks, simply because you like them all.

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