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Myra Breckinridge;
Endymion; started reading this, got kind of turned off it
Anathem; listened to the audio book, LOVED it!
Dark Places: A Novel
The Graveyard Book
Snow Crash; read this on my phone; really liked it
Time Traveller's Wife
The Giver (again); I think I did end up reading this again. I don't remember what I thought exactly
The Real Story
House of Leaves
The Blade Itself
Death From the Skies
The Ethos Effect
Ender's Game; read this, kind of interested in seeing the movie, but it's such a shame about the author...
Accidental Sorceror
Lord Foul's Bane; started reading this, but really did not get into it at all.
The Belgariad
When Gravity Fails (marid audran)
Naked Lunch

Adding my phone list:
The Hunger Games
The Lovely Bones
The Kite Runner
Water for Elephants
The Time Traveler's Wife
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Count of Monte Cristo (again)
Game of Thrones (the first one again and the rest of the series)
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary
Celia- A Slave
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visited 21 states (42%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

kissin' california
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visited 20 states (40%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

I have technically stepped in Virginia, but that was like fifteen minutes, so whatevs.

And damnit minnesota, really? REALLY?!


Mar. 8th, 2010 11:08 pm
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Since [ profile] mystickeeper reminded me of it, I thought I would revive JOHARI .

(Mine used to be but those self-adjectives are out of date, so I started a new one!)
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Blah blah blah, BBC thinks we're all unread fools.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien X
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee X
6 The Bible X
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte X
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell X
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman X
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens X

Total: 10

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

Total: 2

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams X
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame X

Total: 4

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy X
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis X
34 Emma - Jane Austen X
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis X
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden X
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X

Total: 6

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell X
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 (I think I saw the play though!)
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery X
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood X
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

Total: 4

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 X
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley X
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 2

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck X
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov X
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas X
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

Total: 3

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker X
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett X
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (I'm working on it!)

Total: 2

80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (saw the movie ;D)
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (saw the play :x)
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle X
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total: 2

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery X
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams X
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas X
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Total: 5

Absolute Total: 40
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I want you to comment in this entry with a prediction for 2050. I dont' want any wussy vague predictions like

kotora> i predict there will be a war somewhere in a country with a river
kotora> and the cause will be something very vague
tavaryn> I predict that nothing will happen

But more like:

Feena> i say the world ENDS IN 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


* rubah predicts that there will be a revolutionary change in communication technology
rubah> I predict the first world populations will have contracted by 3%

o_O> I predict that computers will be like Robert Downey Jr's, in Iron Man.

tavaryn> society will continue to progress slowly but steadily

Fujiko> We will have no doctors left
Fujiko> most species of animals will go extinct, nature will be destroyed, etc
Fujiko> there will be floods, and Scandinavia goes down first
Fujiko> and robots will be humanity's death sentence

Kossage> Maybe the greenhouse effect alters the Golf Stream and thus everywhere else it gets incredibly warm except in Fennoscandia which becomes a paradise to live in. ^^
Kossage> I do predict that the robot industry will become a lot more prominent in the next 100 years. I recently read from a science magazine that they've already developed a way for nanomachines or some such stuff to actually make paralyzed people walk (apparently the nanomachines stimulate some hormones or something which somehow fools the legs into working somehow).

Be fantastical or realistic as you like, but be bold and detailled. It will be good to laugh at in forty years :)
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1, first journal entries of each month )

2, meme from 2008 )
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My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
jume goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Silk Spectre.
baloki gives you 19 green lemon-flavoured gummy worms.
lekana gives you 1 milky white apple-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
lilredsarah tricks you! You get a scratched CD.
momijitsuki gives you 1 light blue grapefruit-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
mystickeeper gives you 2 tan lemon-flavoured gummy worms.
piepants tricks you! You lose 7 pieces of candy!
shifty_lynx tricks you! You get a rotten egg.
shiny_mcheiny gives you 11 mauve passionfruit-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
shlupquack gives you 14 blue chocolate-flavoured wafers.
shoeshine_boy gives you 1 mottled green root beer-flavoured gummy worms.
jume ends up with 42 pieces of candy, a scratched CD, and a rotten egg.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

from protos and ann
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The Chemical Brothers - Hold Tight London: 208 plays
Jim Croce - A Long Time Ago: 145 plays
DJ Satomi - Waves: 128 plays
Elliott Smith - Bottle Up and Explode!: 126 plays
Françoise Hardy - Mon Ami Le Rose: 78 plays

Anyways, I'm grateful to everyone who indulged me in my last post. Thank you very much <3

Just wanted to whore this picture out one more time xD
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Your goal: type an entire LJ entry while touch typing. No eyes, no one spotting you for typos. Just your fingers and the cool feel of keys beneath your skin. A long drive on a cool night with the wind in your hair, the stars shining bright, looking for nowhere to go, content with being alone. Perfect.

I've been driving all night, m hand's wet on the wheel
THere's a cvoice in my head that drives my heel.
It's my baby calling says she needs me here.
And it's a half past four and I'm shifting gears.

I guess I could continue typing things, but I'm not sure what to say. I'm trying to drink a cup of coffee right now that has a reese's cup dropped into it. So far, no peanut butter coffee.

Reese's cups do bring out the conspiracy theorist in my dad though. He confided in me that he has a suspicion that manufacturers have shares in paper/plastics companies as well as landfills.

I asked him if he were serious, and he said no, he was just trying to see if I was functioning on a critical level yet this morning.

Thanks dad!


Jun. 18th, 2009 12:16 am
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If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
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Put itunes/winamp/etc on shuffle
20 (I did 21, sue me) first lines of songs compose a poem
the 21st (22nd) is the title of the poem.

You cannot quit me so quickly
Sit by my side, come as close as the air
She's so wonderful
A self-fulfilling prophecy of endless possibility
You're on your own my little nightmare, you cannot stay here
I'm stuck here in the middle of
Can't stop addicted to the shindig

O Green World.
The colors have built up in my mind.
Got woken in the night by a mystic golden light.
We might kiss
In the velvet darkness
Don't worry.
It's funny how your worst enemies always seem to

If you're alone and you need a friend
We skipped the light fandango.
What will you do when you get lonely?
I was born by the river in a little tent.
So lately, been wondering
Don't kid yourself
No one knows what it's like.
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default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
I. . . really. . .
use the most favorite

IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: I can, I haven't. I haven't even used up 15 icons yet.
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: Not so much. I just pick whatever is cute or pretty
AND THE SECOND MOST: Star Wars and Harry Potter (1)
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: None of them actually, unless you count meeko's, but I've never used them ;)
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: obviously
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: I think they are

Coding can be found here

I really couldn't think of any current icons I have uploaded as being 'stolen ideas'. I mean, if there was the Yuna minimovie one, that would've definitely be there, or the cavaliers, I don't know, these are all pretty original/simple. Feel free to speak up otherwise, though xD
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Go to your LJ Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2007. Post the first line (or such) of it in your journal, and that's your  )

I was looking in my posts last year and in 2006 and it's incredible how different I feel now. In 2006, I seemed to be a hyper high schooler, and last year, I was angstomatic 9000
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voila )


Dec. 26th, 2008 04:17 pm
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1. Bold the ones that are true.
2. Italicize the ones that are sort of true.


* I am 5'4 or shorter.
* I think I'm ugly.
* I have many scars.
* I tan easily.
* I wish my hair was a different color.
* I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
* I have a tattoo.
* I am self-conscious about my appearance.
* I have/had braces.
* I wear glasses.
* I'd get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free.
* I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger.
* I have had more than two piercings.
* I have had piercings in places besides my ears.
* I have freckles.

Family/home life

* I've sworn at my parents.
* I've run away from home.
* I've been kicked out of the house.
* My biological parents are together.
* I have a sibling less than one year old.
* I want to have kids someday.
* I have children.
* I've lost a child.


* I've slipped out a "lol" in a spoken conversation.
* Disney movies still make me cry.
* I've snorted while laughing.
* I've laughed so hard I've cried.
* I've glued my hand to something. Nothing that caused a major inconvenience xD
* I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
* I've had my trousers rip in public.


* I've had stitches.
* I've broken a bone. just a tooth
* I've had my tonsils removed.
* I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend. I waited for stu for a looooong time in the waiting room, though.
* I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
* I've had serious surgery.
* I've had chicken pox.


* I've driven over 200 miles (320km) in one day.
* I've been on a plane.
* I've been to North America.
* I've been to Niagara Falls.
* I've been to Japan.
* I've been to Europe.
* I've been to Africa.


* I've been lost in my city.
* I've seen a shooting star.
* I've wished on a shooting star.
* I've seen a meteor shower.
* I've gone out in public in my pajamas. college is good for that;)
* I've pushed all the buttons in a lift.
* I've been to a casino.
* I've been skydiving.
* I've gone skinny dipping. not with anyone else though ;_;
* I've played spin the bottle.
* I've crashed a car.
* I've been skiing.
* I've been in a play.
* I've met someone in person from the internet.
* I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
* I've seen the northern lights. <- I really want to
* I've sat on a roof top at night.
* I've played chicken.
* I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
* I've eaten sushi.
* I've been snowboarding.


* I'm single.
* I'm in a relationship.
* I'm available.
* I'm engaged. almost!
* I'm married.
* I've gone on a blind date.
* I've been the dumpee more than the dumper.
* I have a fear of abandonment
* I've been divorced.
* I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
* I've told someone I loved them when I didn't.
* I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
* I've kept something from a past relationship.


* I've had a crush on someone of the same gender.
* I've kissed a member of the same gender.
* I've had sex with someone of the opposite gender.
* I've had sex with someone of the same gender.
* I've had sex with more than one person at the same time.
* I am a cuddler.
* I've been kissed in the rain.
* I've had sex outdoors.
* I've hugged a stranger.
* I have kissed a stranger.
* I have had sex with a stranger.


* I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
* I have lied to my parents about where I am.
* I am keeping a secret from the world.
* I've cheated while playing a video game. <- I inherited passwords to games, so it was natural early on xD
* I've cheated on a test. <- it was a spelling quiz in first grade xD
* I've driven through a red light. Maybe at the last minute!
* I've been suspended from school.
* I've witnessed a crime.
* I've been in a fist fight.
* I've been arrested.
* I've shoplifted. <- no but the JC Penneys security sure accused me of it though.


* I've consumed alcohol.
* I have/do smoked cigarettes. <- Just cigars
* I have/do smoked pot.
* I regularly drink.
* I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
* I take cough medication when I'm not sick.
* I've done hard drugs.
* I've been addicted to an illegal substance.
* I can't swallow pills.
* I can swallow about five pills at a time no problem.


* I can sing well. <- the jury's out on it
* I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
* I open up to others too easily.
* I watch the news.
* I don't kill bugs. I don't kill good bugs
* I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for sake of being able to rhyme.
* I fucking swear regularly.
* I sing in the shower.
* I am a morning person.
* I paid for my mobile phone ring tone.
* I'm a snob about grammar.
* I am a sports fanatic.
* I play with my hair.
* I have/had "x"s in my screen name.
* I love being neat.
* I love spam.
* I've copied more than 30 cds in a day.
* I bake well.
* My favourite colour is either white, yellow, pink, red or blue. red+blue :)
* I don't know how to shoot a gun.
* I am in love with love.
* I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
* I laugh at my own jokes.
* I eat fast food weekly.
* I believe in ghosts.
* I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
* I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
* I am really ticklish.
* I love white chocolate.
* I bite my nails.
* I play video games.
* I'm good at remembering faces.
* I'm good at remembering names.
* I'm good at remembering dates.
* I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

* My answers are totally honest.


Dec. 24th, 2008 03:00 pm
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last week I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points). Last month I ruled Asscrackistan as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). Last Thursday [ profile] psychoticville and I robbed a bank (-50 points). Last Saturday I pulled [ profile] samuraid's hair (-5 points). In June I broke [ profile] islandofapples's X-Box (-12 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-441 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:


Dec. 5th, 2008 11:28 am
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Your Kiss is Pink

For you, kissing is pure happiness... simple as that.

You definitely get a little blissed out from kissing, even if you're a bit shy about it.

You won't kiss just anyone. Your kisses are special!

Young at heart, you still get very excited the first time you kiss someone.

Kissing Type: Generous

People See Your Kisses as: Sweet

You Kiss Best With: A Black Kisser

Stay away from: An Orange Kisser

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Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun to medium to really big. The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real possible things, 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 so that the holiday joy will spread.


Surf around your friends list (or friends of friends, 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. Once a wish has been granted, it will be crossed off the list.

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.

coming, I'll probably repost this, I just wanted to get the idea out there to more people first!
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LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

And all three of us are on Facebook. Huh.

(apparently those are just "about how many based off of statistics", statistics from the '90 census at that.)


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