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Hi! For those of you doing the Mood Writing Challange, go ahead and post your responses here whenever you finish up! 
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My good friend 

[personal profile] in_the_blue recently hosted a writing challenge in her journal, and I liked the idea so much, I decided to do one here. 

But I'm going to put my own twist on it, because I have this board game called "Moods", where you're supposed to act out a quote (drawn randomly) in a mood (also drawn randomly) and the other players have to guess the mood. We don't play much anymore (we don't hang out with big groups of people anymore), but I'm going to put the cards to use here.

If you want to play, respond to this entry. I will draw you a phrase and a mood card, and that will be your prompt. It's open to any fandom or original work that suits your fancy, and I figure between 250 and 500 words will do us nicely here.

Example of prompt: Quote: "Is there room at your table?" Mood: Bossy.

So if you received that, you would write your piece where the line "Is there room at your table?" is delivered in a bossy tone.

Some moods and quotes will match well, others will lend themselves to farce. It's up to you!




May. 29th, 2007 07:26 pm
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Tagged by my wife [profile] arasnaem

The rules of the game are that each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog. Here are my facts:

1. I played Star War RPG in High School. (My character was an Imperial admiral, commadning an ISD MkII)
2. My deepest desire as an elementary school student was to change the voting age so I could vote sooner.
3. My first ambition in life, back when I first learned to articulate such desires, was to be Fozzie the Bear
4. I was president of my freshman and sophomore class. I was laughed off the stage when i ran for relection my junior year. (oh fickle fate)
5. I was Tommy Albright in a high school production of Brigadoon.
6. I drove the drunk bus in college for extra spending cash.
7.  I was Lieutenant Commander of my fraternity senior year.

I hate tagging people. So I won't. So there. :P


Apr. 22nd, 2007 08:52 pm
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Been a while since I updated, so I figure I'll give it a try.

Lebanon doesn't want me, they sent me a nice little form letter saying they have reviewed my application, and they're not interested at this time. Kind of ruined last weekend. Screw em.

Still looking for teaching job. Still looking for what the hell I'm doing with my life. People tell me I'm still young enough to figure that bills say otherwise. I've got options, certainly, but I'm still waiting for that one door to open. Maybe it won't ever, who the hell knows? Time will tell.

Let see, things that aren't depressing. SPRING has at long last, at long, finally, last, broken out over much of New England. Which is good, because we were begining to resemble Seattle.  I could never live there. I need sunshine. We lost some school because of flooding.

Mother-in-law's basement flooded in recent deluge, made a nice mess. There is so much accumulated junk down there that is now ruined, we think we're going to need a dumpster to get rid of it all. The sooner the better in my book. It's becoming a health hazard, probably. 

Anyway...things are good. I'm singing again, in Faculty Chorus at School and in church choir. Faculty chorus bring so much more satisfaction, which isn't to say choir isn't fun, but everybody in choir except me is over 70, and their voices aren't what they used to be. The organist is the same age, and probably arthritic. Nothing has any zip, and I like zip in my music. They don't have much in terms of music selection either. I'm trying to figure out what I can do to help in that department. I may try to import some music, easy music, but something more peppy.

In terms of writing, I'm enjoying writing new stuff, but I'm desperatly trying to discipline myself to finish Redefining and Defining the Relationship. DTR may actually go straight to Epilogue from where it sits now, but there's still a couple chapters left to run in RE. I need somebody to stand over me with a whip and force me to write it. I need to finish this, even if I'm not feeling like it. Because I know I won't finish post July, mainly because anything JKR writes about the post-war era is better than anything I can come upwith and my stuff will pale in comparison.

But for now, I'm screaming obscenities at the television, watching the Sox lose to the Yanks (at present), and trying to put off work and other things I should be doing. At least it's vacation, and I've got the week off. Going to visit my sister this week, very much looking forward to that. (Manny just jacked one over the Monster, whohoo!) Philly should be fun. (JD Drew just went yard, as well, back to back for the Sox! Got it within 1 now. Finally getting to this whippersnapper nobody the Yanks got on the mound) HOLY SH** LOWELL JUST PUT IT ONTO LANDSDOWN STREET, GAME TIED! OMFG, THERE GOES TEK! BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO BACK...Hmmm...there's action in the Yankees bullpen, wonder why?...Pena just struck out to end the inning...but holy mother of God what an inning...I'm glad I got to see that live and not just on sportscenter. 

And now for some random memage before I go back to the game. 

Comment to this post and I will:
1. Tell you why I friended you. Assuming I can remember
2. Associate you with something. A fandom, a song, a color, a piece of fruit. SOMETHING.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character or pairing.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you. (Or else I'll just ask a random question)
7. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
8. In return, you must spread this disease in your LJ.

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TV Meme, from the lovely [profile] magnolia_mama , and [profile] arasnaem:
-Go to and look up 10 TV shows you like(d).
-Post three official IMDB "Plot Keywords" for these 10 picks.
-Have your friends guess the show names.

Keep in mind, I saw most of these as a kid, when my mother discovered the best way to keep me in one place so she could watch me while wallowing on the couch in miserable pregnacy with my sister was to turn on daytime tv reruns.

  1. Veteran’s Hospital, Improvised weapon, crazy (guessed by Sara)
  2. US Navy, cult favorite, prisoner-of-war
  3. Luftwaffe, World War II, Spy  (mags and brad)
  4. Detective, Medical, Coroner (kadath)
  5. Woman Detective, writing, murder (sara)
  6. Small Town, Hotel, Railway (sara)
  7. Ghost, based on movie, sitcom  (brad)
  8. Farm, Pig Actor, breaking the fourth wall (mags)
  9. Escape, Ship wreck, Lagoon  (mags and brad)
  10. Spy, Famous opening theme, Cult favorite (mags)
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Tagged by my lovely spouse.

that changed your life: The Courtship of Princess Leia. The first Star Wars book I read, and discovered the whole universe of Post-Movie fiction. That arguably changed my life forever.

you have read more than once: Heir to the Empire, by Timothy Zahn.

you would want on a desert island: hmm. Red Storm Rising, by Clancy. (I'd say the Heir, but it's the first book in a triology, and I couldn't do without the other two)

that made you laugh: The Starfighters of Adumar by Allison makes me crack up.

that made you cry: The Last Command, by Timothy Zahn

you wish had been written: Anything where Thrawn didn't die.

you wish had never been written: The Crystal Star, by Vonda McIntyre.

you are currently reading: A History of the KGB the Mitoyken Archive.

you have been meaning to read: Les Miserables.
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You scored 96%!
JOSS IS OUR MASTER!!! You did Brilliantly!!! I'm so impressed... if you'd like to chat about our shared love of Firefly and Serenity, please email me... And thanks heaps for taking the test... Much Appreciated!!! :)

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 99% on knowledge
Link: The Firefly / Serenity Test written by kozza on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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title='Click here to create your own Celebrity Collage' alt='Click here to create your own Celebrity Collage' target='_blank'>

I don't mind looking like Speilburg, but Mondale??? Help.
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You Are Fozzie Bear

"Wocka! Wocka!"
You're the life of the party, and you love making people crack up.
If only your routine didn't always bomb!
You may find more groans than laughs, but always keep the jokes coming.
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I got tagged a bit ago. Just getting to this now. Got reminded by someone else doing it.

You must write an entry about 6 weird habits/things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose the next six people to be tagged and list their names.

1. I put ketchup on Macaroni and Cheese.

2. I drink upwards a half gallon of milk a day.

3. I stare at the TV with my job hanging open.

4. I get so totally obessive about sporting events on TV that I've been known to collapse, cry, scream, punch things, or run about in circles depending on the outcome.

5. The world could end around me while I'm reading. Seriously. I'm concious of nothing.

6. I'm terrible at tagging people for memes.


Apr. 24th, 2006 11:11 am
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Gacked from Several:

The first 10 people to comment on this post get to request a drabble (real drabble: 100 words exactly) from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal. Post all fandoms you're willing to write for.

HP, SW, West Wing, House
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1. Harry Potter (Duh)
2. Ginny Weasley (Likewise)
3. Grand Admiral Thrawn (Star Wars…for those of you don’t know)
4. Admiral Pellaeon (Also Star Wars)
5. Ron Weasley
6. Obest Kurt Steiner (Jack Higgins’ The Eagle Has Landed A WWII German Paratrooper)
7. Thomas Pitt (A Scotland Yard Detective of the Victorian Era, Anne Perry’s books)
8. Hermione Granger
9. Sherlock Holmes
10. Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould (Thomas Pitt’s Great Aunt)
11. Albus Dumbledore
12. Dr. James Watson
13. Charlotte Pitt (Pitt’s Wife)
14. Wedge Antilles (Star Wars)
15. Liam Devlin (An IRA enforcer in the employ of the Abwher, colleague of Herr Obest)

2,4,6,8,10,12,14 vs 1,3,5,7,9,11,13 on the show Survivor, with 15 as the host. What are the team names? Who wins? What is the survival order? What is the host’s role?

Read more... )

2 and 14 were best friends, until 5 interferes. What happened?
Read more... )

10 and 11 apply to Washington & Lee. Only one gets in. Who is it, and why?
Read more... )

9 writes an epic fanfic, and asks 4 to read it. What is the fandom of the fic, and what does 4 say?
Read more... )

1, 6, and 13 are in line for the throne of England. Who comes out with the crown?
Read more... )

8 and 12 try out for the same part in a musical. What role from what musical? Who gets the part?
Read more... )

3, 7, and 15 decide to try their hands at playing American football. Which teams do they end up with, playing which positions?
Read more... )

1,2,3 and 15 are ill in bed and need looking after. Would 11 or 6 do a better job and why?
Read more... )

9 and 5 end up handcuffed together and on the run from the police. Why and which of the others would be most likely to help them?
Read more... )

What would 8 be most likely to steal from 3?
Read more... )

11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are jumping on the trampoline. Who pushes whom off?
Read more... )

1 and 9 are redecorating a kitchen. Do they have a colour scheme? If so, what?
Read more... )
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Gacked from [ profile] ktnb

I have a list of 15 characters (from books). Give me questions (in comments to this post) about those characters using the numbers like this:

"4, 6, 12 & 15 are starting a band together, what is their name and what kind of music do they play? Also, who's the lead singer, and what instruments do the others play?"

When I have a bunch of questions, I'll make another post and answer them.

Gacked from [ profile] magnolia_mama

Rec-Go-Round: Rec me one story you've written that you're proud of, any genre, here on my LJ.

Then go forth and ask the same in yours.
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April Fool
aggiebell90has a hundred large anchovy pizzas and a diet coke delivered to your door.
antonia_eastlegally changes your name to MoonBeam Cappa.
arasnaemsmiles. All the time.
bringandflytrims your hedge into a replica of the Venus de Milo.
dadaginnybuys you a Russian Bride.
dancinginmagiceggs your house.
jedionepaints your cat orange.
katieaysells your dog on Ebay.
kelleypenglues your elderly relatives to your bedroom ceiling.
tante_in_hpenlists you in the French Foreign Legion.
Prank Me
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You're Dartmouth College!

Having been compared to the Jolly Green Giant, you are worth
more than a hill of beans. You value your privacy more than most, and have
had several important challenges to this that went in your favor. You
didn't start the fire, but you're certainly not above running around it.
You recently overcame a huge hypocrisy in your approach to life. Your
favorite type of dictionary is Webster's.

Take the University Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

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1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find sentance 4.

Pitt saw Rose Burke in her own room, two doors farther along.

-Anne Perry, Pentecost Alley

2.Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. Where are your fingers?
High up.

3.What is the last thing you watched on TV?

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time.

6. Besides the computer, what else can you hear?
News, Sara typing

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
I came in around 9 pm, and I was coming home.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?

9.What are you wearing?
Pants and an undershirt. Socks. Slippers.

10.Did you dream last night?

11. When did you last laugh?
Before Numbers came on. Tonight's episode was creepy.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Paintings, posters, clocks,'s a living room.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Define weird.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
I must be almost done

15. What is the last film you saw?
Mr and Mrs Smith. It was good.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A beautiful three story farm house with a wrap around poarch. Pay off credit cards. A decent computer desk. My sister's college education.

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I have to pick one? Oh, I'd start with world peace. How do I do that? No, freakin' clue.

18. Do you like to dance?
With Sara

19. George W. Bush
Is a necessary evil to place the right people on the High Court. (Really, the man is a tax and spender worse than LBJ. Where's Ronnie Reagan when you need him?)

20. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Ruth Emily

21. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Bernard Adam

22. Would you ever consider living abroad?
If I can: A) Live on Baker Street, or B) Work at Bow Street Station.

23. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
What? What are you doing here? The trash needs taking out at church.

24. Tag 5 people to do this meme: Everybody's done it...

ETA: GO for it Kelley. Kadath, do it if you want to. If you're not too sick. Anybody else want to voulenteer?
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Saw this in [ profile] kadath 's recent up date. Here are some of my creations:

Motivational Posters )

meme spam!

Jan. 9th, 2006 06:43 pm
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1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal/blog 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.

"To their great relief, as a consequence of the 17 April meeting at Ascension, Clapp and Thompson's remit was modified from taking responsibility 'for the repossession of the Falklands' to planning 'for a land with a view to repossessing the Falklands', an incomparably more manageable concept."
("The Battle for the Falklands" Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins)
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Post a snippet (sentence, paragraph, whatever) from every in-progress fic you have at the moment.

Okay, here goes...

-- -- -- --
Summer in MacPherson's Valley )
-- -- -- --
The Admiral and the Schoolteacher )
-- -- -- --
Lawson's Luck )
-- -- -- --
Untitled WOT fic )
-- -- -- --
Break down Here, Chapter 2 )
-- -- -- --
Defining the Relationship, Chapter 16 )
-- -- -- --
Redefining, Chapter 2 )
-- -- -- --



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