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Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] dqbunny

Pick 20 movies/anime/video games/comic books/literary works/musicals, etc. and put their summaries from Better Than It Sounds and WITHOUT CHEATING have your friends guess. Regrettably, most of of my favorites aren't listed - particularly in the book category, meaning a definite dearth there - so we just had to make do. *grin*

Have at! )
swordmage: (Absence of faith)
One presentation down. (For the record, went mostly meh. Though I got some very good feedback that will be useful for finishing the paper.) Still a paper, plus finals and an art project.

Two official copies of my transcripts ordered for my grad school application. eta: and it tells me they're ready for pick-up. interesting...

Both profs contacted - have agreed to provide letters of rec.

Main UA grad application submitted. Will finish the SIRLS one in the next few days.

Finally - meme time! From both [livejournal.com profile] dqbunny and [livejournal.com profile] scribe_ari.

Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first is the title.

Your body may be gone, I'm gonna carry you in. )
swordmage: (LOL)
Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] charliesmum
1. Go to Google homepage and type in "You know you're from (insert your state here) if..."
2. Paste in your LJ and bold those things that are true.

I admit, there are probably two major issues with this. A)I no longer live in RI, and in fact, am not remotely close, and b)I did not have a normal RI upbringing. (Moved there when I was 12.)

Yes, I'm odd... )
swordmage: (:P)

Your Score: Geek Aspirant

You scored 47 out of 60

If you don't consider yourself a geek, perhaps you could start.

If you do, you're probably mad at me for picking ambiguous quotes. (I swear they're the best IMDB had to offer... you might want to re-watch some of your movies).

Link: The General Geek Knowledge Test written by mister_ibis on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
View My Profile(mister_ibis)

Clearly, I need to watch more stuff. In fairness, it probably should be lower, but I made some educated guesses.
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As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

swordmage: (Default)
1. My username is _____ because ____

Swordmage because years ago it was a silly little character I created and used the name as my handle everywhere. When I resurrected this journal, I didn't feel like changing it and so it stayed.

2. My name is _____ because ______.

Willa because I have no idea. Closest answer I ever got was my mother was a Classics major in college and liked it. Or something like that.

3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
"I'm useless, but not for long" from Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz. The line that follows it is "The future is coming on." I chose it because at the time it made sense - things were changing and I felt shitty. When I change, it'll probably be something from either Coldplay or Modest Mouse - but who knows.

4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
"Finally someone let me out of my cage" which is also from Clint Eastwood. It's the first thing Del says when he manifests out of Russel. Chosen because I wanted something in the same vein as my title.

5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.
The pill scene in The Matrix. Because I like it.

More Meme!

May. 26th, 2008 05:09 pm
swordmage: (Bookstore!)
from [livejournal.com profile] haumea

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.

Unfortunately, I've got three books within equal reach. This is because I'm on the couch, and they're all an arms-length away.

Onwards! )
swordmage: (choose life)
meme nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] avilina

Onwards! )
swordmage: (Christmas lobster)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] shade_scribbler. I don't really know how to tell you this, but I'm in love with your sister. I think I realized it when I threw up in women's clothing, and I saw you knock out my avocado plant. I'm sure you're ashamed enough to understand that Extreme Home Makeover sucks. I'm returning your ring to you, but I'll keep David's tricot outfits as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about our friendship. Good luck on your short-term leave from jail, -SwordMage <3.

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] zinjadu

How To Do It )
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Answers to this post.

4. I learned that sometimes one bullet doesn't suffice. - Brotherhood of the Wolf.
5. Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. - The Godfather.
7. That man is a head taller than me. That may change. - Aguirre, the Wrath of God. ([livejournal.com profile] domnall pointed out if I'd used "I am the wrath of God." he'd have gotten it... bah! I say!)
10. I don't know, Jim. There's obviously something wrong with him. He's taken off his shoes and one of his socks and... actually, I think he's crying - The Royal Tenenbaums.
11. These are hard times for dreamers. - Amelie.
12. The time to make up your mind about people is never. - Gosford Park.(Though it appears Audrey Hepburn also said it in The Philadelphia Story.)

With The Big Lebowski, there was also a suggestion I used the Pomerian quote (What do you mean brought it bowling, Dude? I didn't rent it shoes. I'm not buying it a fucking beer. He's not taking your fucking turn, Dude.). Alas, too late.

As an aside, i probably should have used the quote
"The Oracle told me that I would fall in love and that that man... the man that I loved would be The One. So you see, you can't be dead. You can't be... because I love you. You hear me? I love you... Now get up! "
which is one of my favorite ones from the first Matrix.

sappy? oh yes... but how i love it...

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] ciara_belle I can't seem to find that quote anywhere in the script I found. What I did with some of the quotes was go to IMDB, look up the movie, and choose a quote I liked. Hrmmm...

meme time!

Feb. 25th, 2008 01:07 pm
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Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] clarimoto

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. When someone guesses correctly, put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions.

1. Raining down sulfur takes a huge level of endurance. Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer. - Dogma. [livejournal.com profile] jldecker
2. I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin? - Trainspotting. [livejournal.com profile] jldecker
3. I'm not a roman mum, I'm a kike, a yid, a heebie, a hook-nose, I'm kosher mum, I'm a Red Sea pedestrian, and proud of it! - Life of Brian. [livejournal.com profile] elinor_dear
4. I learned that sometimes one bullet doesn't suffice.
5. Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
6. You are fighting for the biggest nothing in history. - Apocalypse Now. [livejournal.com profile] clarimoto
7. That man is a head taller than me. That may change.
8. Worse than the total agony of being in love? - Love, Actually. [livejournal.com profile] elinor_dear
9. Ah, just in time for a new century. You'll soon find your bearings, young Masbeth. The Bronx is up, the Battery is down, and home is this way. - Sleepy Hollow. [livejournal.com profile] jldecker
10. I don't know, Jim. There's obviously something wrong with him. He's taken off his shoes and one of his socks and... actually, I think he's crying
11. These are hard times for dreamers.
12. The time to make up your mind about people is never.
13. Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules. - The Big Lebowski. [livejournal.com profile] domnall
14. Let's face it. Big junkies come from little junkies. We gotta nip this in the bud, Burke! - Death to Smoochy. [livejournal.com profile] domnall
15. The beast runs amok in my kingdom. He has isolated me, and now he is sharpening his talons for one more fateful push. But salvation lies in the jungles of New Spain. Will you deliver Spain from bondage - The Fountain. [livejournal.com profile] msgolda

Band meme

Dec. 10th, 2007 10:43 am
swordmage: (MeMeMe!)
Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
Click random article again; that is your album name.
Click random article 10 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

Band Name: Heat current

Album Title: Receptor potential

Track Listing
1. Nora Rocha
2. Brim Fell
3. Siltstone
4. Shahed University
5. Croton Falls (Metro-North station)
6. Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade
7. Mobile Tornado
8. Battle of Patan
9. David Yule
10. Thilabolhufushi
swordmage: (Ease the Ache)
(though I should be doing laundry)

Swiped from [Unknown site tag]

MP3 Survey:

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense. NO CHEATING!

How do you feel today?

Remedy - Seether

What's your outlook on life?
Coda - from Once More With Feeling

What does your family think of you?
I'm Calm - from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

What do your friends think of you?
Akhnaten: Prelude and Dance: Prelude - Adele Anthony performing Philip Glass

What do strangers think of you?
I Am Sound - The Dandy Warhols

What do your exes think of you?
GBH - Death In Vegas

How has your love life been so far?
My Best Friend - Weezer

How will your love life be in the future?
Have You Seen My Love? - Barenaked Ladies

Will you get married?
Buddha for Mary - 30 Seconds to Mars

Will you have kids?
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) - from Man of La Mancha

Are you good in school?
A Very Nice Prince; First Midnight - from Into The Woods

Will you be succesful in life?
Dark Kitchen - Philip Glass

What song should they play on your birthday?
Lifeline - Catherine Wheel

What song should they play at your funeral?
Dakota - Stereophonics

The Soundtrack of Your Life:
Appalachian Spring (Suite) - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performing Aaron Copeland

You and your bestfriend are:
Real Emotional Girl - Randy Newman

Happy times:
Flyswatter - Eels

Sad times:
Desertion - Sevendust

Every day:
Coast to Coast - Elliot Smith

For tomorrow:
Next Exit - Interpol
swordmage: (World Is Too Heavy)
Two finals left and then I'm done. DONE. Feels odd though, first year of college being nearly over. I'm packing up my room - god I have too much stuff. Way too much stuff.

I also need a job. I needd to drop off some more applications, but it's a bit frustrating. *sigh* it's probably mostly my fault. the frustration that is.

Back to RI for a few days. When I'm there [livejournal.com profile] lightpoint, we really need to get together so I can talk to you about something.

Apologies for the shortness. I thought there was more I should say, but I appear to have forgotten it...

Finally, a meme.

From [livejournal.com profile] turbobitch - I've got M

Comment and I shall give you a letter. Go back to your journal and write ten words beginning with that letter, including an explanation what the word means to you and why.

Music - I almost always have some form of this on. I really am not all that fond of silence, though Id'm getting to like it more.
Movies - I'm a movie freak. I'll watch almost anything, though horror is the exception. There's so ddamned much out there, that it's interesting to see how things have changed over time.
Mine! - eerrmm... don't ask.
Manuscripts - Old. Books. Woot! not always, but still I like books that aren't properly printed and bound, but are older and handwritten. They're pretty and I love how they smell. I should note, manuscripts are something I've had little contact with, though I've had a decent amount with old.
Mornings - I'm a mornning person. I don't stay up exceedingly late, but instead wake up at 6 or 6:30 on normally. But at any rate, mornings are nice. They're quiet. The temperature's nice. And they're underrated.
Myths - They're fascinating. There're so many things that you can find as universal themes in different cultures, and it's interesting to see how they can change based on where they're first told.
Macintosh - I don't care what you say, it's superior.
Micron - I'm partial to some pens for the little drawing I do, and Sakura Microns are my favorites. They're on the pricier side, but good for marking up things. Now I want some colored ones...
Meep - It's a universal aound.
Marty - He was the weanling I worked with last semester in one of my classes. He's part of the reason I decided I never want to work in the horse side of the racing industry. But he was such a cute little guy, and I had a really good time with him in the class.
swordmage: (Thoughtful)
from [livejournal.com profile] ciara_belle

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"The law is administered by a police force of one, Officer Shrift, who is also judge and jailor.

It was on the end of the shelf next to me - The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi. The entry is Dictionopolis from Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth.
swordmage: (Default)
Yes, I'm a bad LJer. Remind me to update more often...

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Ribs For quite a long time, at almost every restaurant I went to, I tried their ribs. There's just something about hunks of meat on bones, barbeque sauce, and eating with your hands that completely rocks. Oh god, now I want some...
Literary: Mercedes Lackey She's not a particulary great writer or anything, but I adore Valdemar and the rest of her books to shreds. Unlike McCaffrey, who I got annoyed with and stopped reading, I gleefully read Lackey's things as soon as I can when they come out.
Audiovisual: Hugh Grant movies They're nice little romantic comedies - what more can I say? (Especially Love, Actually and Bridget Jones' Diary - where he's a complete added bonus.)
Musical: The My Fair Lady original cast recording. It's sweet and sort of sappy (On The Street Where You Live). But the little romantic in me squeals with glee when I hear it. Yes, it does touch on deeper issues, but that's not the reason I like it. It's more all about Liza and Henry.
Celebrity: Hrrrmmm... Johnny Depp He's an impressive actor and quite good looking to boot. I've seen a decent number of his movies (a few I've still got to see) and from Benny and Joon to From Hell, he makes me happy.

Now I tag:-

[livejournal.com profile] haumea [livejournal.com profile] mightyquills [livejournal.com profile] llyfreneth [livejournal.com profile] zinjadu and [livejournal.com profile] zaralya

to complete this same Quiz, Its HERE.
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Because I'm bored

Read more... )

Music Meme

Feb. 2nd, 2006 10:41 am
swordmage: (Thoughtful)
I don't like memes generally, but this one isn't half-bad at all. Cut because I can.

nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] haumea.

Music Test!
Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following. Go to your library. Answer, no matter how embarrassing it is.

What does Willa listen to? )
swordmage: (I Will Fall To The Ground)
Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] ciara_belle

I've seen... )

I'm unsure how I should feel about this...


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