active_apathy: (Mutant Enemy Zombie)

Memesies

Nov. 29th, 2007 04:02 am
...which looks like an astonishingly bad spelling of mimesis, only it's not.



[livejournal.com profile] lonecow posted a post in which there was a list listing skills she skilfully has that may usefully be of use if ever the zombies gather for a Zombie Apocalypse1.

So! Meme.
  1. Make a list of skills you have for surviving a zombie apocalypse.
  2. Post your list.
And now, the list!
  • Basic skills at stabbityness!
    • May need to be reworked as hackityslashiness, because nothing says "NO! No brains for you!" quite like decapitation.
  • Ever-so-slightly-less-basic skills at shooting stuff with bows!
    • Thwip!
    • ...
    • Thwack!
  • Morale!
    • At the very least, it seems to work well enough here.
    • It may also see me shot/thrown out of the shelter/elected president of the survivors for (carefully) teaching the zombies (from a safe distance) to say "Needs moar brainz. We can has brains? Pls to be brains timez nao."
  • Apocalyptic tactics!
    • Once elected president of the survivors, official edicts would be passed against stupid acts such as:
      • Splitting Up (12483-D)
      • Not Looking Up (48624-F)
      • Pressing Play on Tape Recordings of the Necronomicon (13854-P)
      • Saying "It Could Be Worse" (35497-S), or
      • Teaching Zombies to Speak Lolcat (46578-E)
  • Not-Quite-MacGyverish Resourcefulness!
    • Perfect for that last-resort defense of the apocalyptic acquisitions2 team.
  • Cataloguing of Remaining Human Knowledge!
    • Because, really, there's nothing worse than knowing you've got the perfect book on how to most efficiently turn zombies into scatterings of body parts, only to not know where it is.
  • Booze Manufacturing!
    • Not entirely tested, but still: Distilling! Brewing!
  • Some Sewing!
    • Accidentally stabbing myself with a needle and blessing your garment with blood is just one service I provide.
  • Quick Learning!
    • In a zombie apocalypse, attrition is inevitable. It's best to plan for those with essential skills - explosives manufacture, armouring, weaponsmithing, apocalyptic acquisitions2 and other such life-critical talents to die, often horribly, and become zombies themselves.
    • The ability to quickly gain new skills from others with specialist knowledge is therefore essential for long-term survival.
  • Group Training!
    • What's the point of learning others' skills if you don't then do your level best to stamp them into the brains of new survivors, brains that will hopefully do their level best to not be eaten.
    • Because having your brain eaten by zombies is kind of a silly plan, really.
    • Also, because those classes were compulsory, and I'd like to get some use out of them.
And I think that's it, unless you want silly ideas, like making big glass cylinders, closed at one end, which can be put over a zombie until someone comes along to put them back outside.



Also, yay for the Battlestar Galactica soundtracks. They're things of excellence, rating up there with the Planescape: Torment soundtrack, or the scoring for Firefly... apart from one little thing.

One little thing known as a passacaglia3. Or, rather, one helpfully labelled Passacaglia and four variations thereupon, all of which stick in my head like some distilled, purified incarnation of auditory adhesion.

Plus side, at least now I know I have a weapon I can use against those who earworm for evil.
  1. Oh, yes. Zombie Apocalypse, A. I get a little optimistic sometimes, but never enough to let myself think - even for a moment - that it might be Zombie Apocalypse, The.
  2. See also: Looting.
  3. Firefox spellcheck, mercifully for it, doesn't know what a passacaglia is. Its nearest suggestions are 'massacring' or 'antimacassar'.
Instructions:
  1. It's a random-music-answers-questions meme
  2. You've probably seen them before
  3. In fact, you've almost definitely seen them before
  4. In short: instructions?
  5. It ain't got no instructions
  6. It don't have to show you no stinkin' instructions
Um, I mean:
  1. Set $media_app to random.
  2. For each question, press 'next' to divine the answer.
  3. Write down that song, regardless of silliness. Silliness is kind of the point.
And now, the cut, behind which lurk answers. )
active_apathy: (Firefox - You can't take the web from me)

Memes!

Oct. 14th, 2007 12:32 am
Meme the First: the book list

Key:
  • Read: bold
  • Read, not finished: italic
  • Read more than once: asterisk*
  • Couldn't stand: strikethrough
Read more... )


Meme the Second: the TV list

Key:
  • Have seen three or more episodes: bold
  • Have seen every episode: italic, though presumably bold as well
  • Have seen at least one whole season on DVD/tape/other recording/distribution medium: add an asterisk*
Read more... )

So, yay. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
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...I think their test may be somewhat b0rked.
I almost need to hire Lion Warning Cat to say 'Jesus Christ it's a story!' because it's been well over a year since I last posted one. Yays for me.

The feeling of pride at having actually done something is probably wholly undeserved, but it's there anyway. Yays for me. Welcome to Casa Flake, please enjoy your stay.

Which is also to say: [livejournal.com profile] shaysdays, you really will get your zero gravity sex one day, but that day is not today.


(For those who arrived after I started doing this: I'm posting a second entry because it helps keep things where they're meant to be. So, my other issues around writing something go in a post for me-stuff, rather than a post for fiction-stuff. It makes sense to me, at least.)


In other things of a newsful nature... um... today I've got nothing. Which may well be part of why I actually  wrote something.


Edit: OH! And before I forget again, a meme, taken from [livejournal.com profile] maggiebloome.

If you woke up and I was in bed with you, what would your first thought be?
I woke up a few days ago to hear the news on the radio - which, even when you kind of expect it, is pretty much exactly like waking up with a disembodied newsreader - saying, I kid you not, "Get ready to see more 80-year-olds on MySpace." Presumably, pretending to be 45-year-olds pretending to be 16-year-olds pretending to be 18-year-olds pretending to be porn stars.

The report was more about improving Interthingy access for older people. I'm uncertain as to what octogenarian Intarwebbertubernets1 might actually lead to, though - membership explosions in knitting communities? Squabbles over who's left the good icons in the will? pro_arthritis? Sockpuppet flamewars in an attempt to off that annoying Mr. Patterson with the bad heart across the hallway?

Or, most likely, no appreciable change from the Interwhatever2 that we know and love.

In other Internargles3-related nonsense, Limewire seems to think that Mozart composed Pachelbel's Canon, Für Elise, O Fortuna and Greensleeves. This may explain the amount of missing and/or wrong information attached to my MP3s, and why I'm slowly going through to make it all right.

And, probably, to decide whether things should stay. Coldplay is a valuable example of this - for all but one or two of their songs, I think something like why is this here? I skip all of these after about 20 seconds. Invariably, the answer is that I like the intros, with the worst part of a Coldplay intro being that it's stuck to a Coldplay song.

(...and Winamp's on 'repeat this track'. No wonder it seems to be randomly picking this song so often. *fixes it*)

On the subject of intros, [livejournal.com profile] riverchild has been posting music quizzes with the intros snipped off the songs, and then posted for people to guess. I'm tempted to steal abduct borrow this idea at some point, like an Internet-based gluten-free approach to bread and circuses.

And lastly, because this seems to have devolved into a post about musicythings: a meme.

Comment to this post with a request for a letter, and I will bestow upon you the object of your petition, selected most randomly. So lettered, in your journal you shall then be called upon to construct a listing of 10 of your favourite songs, the titles of which, omitting articles, begin with that letter.

[livejournal.com profile] ryttu3k gave me G. So, in no particular alphabetical order:
  • The Game, by Lacuna Coil
  • Gatekeeper, by Within Temptation
  • Ghost of a Rose, by Blackmore's Night
  • Ghost Love Score, by Nightwish
  • The Ghost Woman and the Hunter, by Lacuna Coil
  • Girl Anachronism, by The Dresden Dolls
  • Give me a Reason, by The Corrs
  • Goblin Jig, by Inkubus Sukkubus
  • Going for a Ride, from the Serenity score
  • Golden Years, by David Bowie

And that's it for another entry. If it seems a little abrupt, do feel free to segue into the next entry as appropriate for your flist.
  1. All the usual names for the Internet, plus a potato. And sometimes a carrot that's really just a sockpuppet for the potato.
  2. Three! Three names for the Internet! Ha ha ha!
  3. Four! Four names for the Internet! Ha ha ha!4
  4. And because I just remembered I still had this somewhere:
No prizes for properly translating the subject.

Today, today I have a meme. It's seemingly all over my flist, so I'm not going to name a vector for its memetic spread. It's the random-songs-answer-questions one; it's likely you're familiar with it, so no rules for you.

  1. How does the world see me?

    The Imperial March, composed by John Williams.

    Um...

    ...

  2. Will I have a happy life?

    River's Dance, composed by Greg Edmonson and appearing in Safe, the fifth episode of Firefly.

    Firstly: WTF Winamp? I can't really do much with the lyric of anything instrumental. And secondly, River looks pretty happy in that scene, at least until ZOMG! Someone might not have seen it yet! )

  3. What do my friends really think of me?

    I've Got a Theory / Bunnies / If We're Together, from Once More With Feeling, the musical episode of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    My friends apparently can't decide what to think, but they do apparently think that bunnies are teh eeebil. However! They have great faith in a group ability to face everything but the aforementioned bunnies.

    *changes post icon*

  4. Do people secretly lust after me?

    I Want You, by Savage Garden.
    Ooh, I want you
    I don't know if I need you
    But, ooh, I'd die to find out
    Um... apparently. But secret != dying to find out, so... no?

  5. How can I make myself happy?

    I Want to Kill You, by Darling Violetta.
    I...want...to...kill...you
    When you least expect it
    I'll bash your brains in
    When you least expect it
    Well, it could be worse. For this question I clicked the skip button thinking "not First Orgasm, not First Orgasm..."

  6. What should I do with my life?

    Halflife, by Lacuna Coil.
    I don' t want to be just a cure for a need
    Here into my prison I'm searching the key
    My horizon so hard to be outlined
    Riding all my time I'm still draining my day away
    *ponders* I don't think Winamp knows either. Grr.

  7. Why is life so full of pain?

    Das Altbier Lied, as performed by die Toten Hosen.
    Ja, sind wir im Wald hier? Wo bleibt unser Altbier?
    Wir haben in Düsseldorf die längste Theke der Welt, jajajaja
    Ja, sind wir im Wald hier? Wo bleibt unser Altbier?
    Wo ist denn der Held der mit seinem Geld die Runde bestellt?
    Apparently, life is so full of pain because a German punk rock band has no beer. Who knew?

  8. How can I maximise my pleasure during sex?

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, by Iron Butterfly.

    I'm guessing this means it should take a while, it should be thoroughly exhausting, and no-one will ever be sure what was said and what it was supposed to sound like.

  9. Will I ever have children?

    Dies Irae.

    Seriously. Dies Irae. The K. 626 version of it, but still: Dies Irae. Clearly, if ever I reproduce it'll be the end of the world.

    I'm really not seeing the bad.

  10. Will I die happy?

    The Bridge of Khazad Dum, composed by Howard Shore, from the soundtrack for LotR:FotR.

    So: no. But apparently I'll come back afterwards, slightly bleached.

  11. What is some good advice for me?

    Dirty Business, by the Dresden Dolls.
    She's the kind of girl who looks for love in all the lonely places
    The kind who comes to poker pockets stuffed with kings and aces
    She's the kind of girl who only asks you over when its raining
    Just to make you lie there catching water dripping from the ceiling
    At least it's considered Poor Form™ to shoot poker cheats these days. I hope think.

  12. What is happiness?

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World, by Tears for Fears.
    Help me make the most
    Of freedom and of pleasure
    Nothing ever lasts forever
    Everybody wants to rule the world
    I'm not entirely sure this one works; whenever do rulers of worlds look happy? When do they take time to skip through the garden, or to hug a puppy, or to find somewhere and read a good book without some pesky champion of the peasants coming to ruin everything?

    You'd think it'd be the way to be happy; you could make an edict saying that the first responsibility of all citizens is to ensure that their ruler by right of large complicated superweapons (ie, you)  is properly happy, but no. It's always 'raise taxes!' or 'burn down the village!' or what have you. You'd be better off as a professional provider of water to potted plants.

  13. What is my favourite fetish?

    Trading Station Robbery, from David Newman's Serenity score.

    I have no idea what it's trying to say; I was secretly hoping for something like All of the Above.

  14. How will I be remembered?

    Only When I Sleep, by the Corrs.
    But its only when I sleep
    See you in my dreams
    You got me spinning round and round
    Turning upside-down
    But I only hear you breathe
    Apparently, at bedtime. Which could be kind of cute, vaguely insulting, or ridiculously creepy, depending on just who seems to want to be doing this nocturnal dreaming.
And thus endeth the meme, yea.
No, really. It's the end of the quiz. I don't even have a flimsy epilogue to write on the end of it, so I'll just stick to the important things. So!

Final Scores

[livejournal.com profile] princesslaurene won by a narrow margin from [livejournal.com profile] jennisis and [livejournal.com profile] riverchild. Hooray!

The final scores were:
  1. [livejournal.com profile] princesslaurene - 16
  2. [livejournal.com profile] jennisis - 15
  3. [livejournal.com profile] riverchild - 13.5
  4. [livejournal.com profile] bananrama - 11
  5. [livejournal.com profile] mrpyro - 9
  6. [livejournal.com profile] fireflyfailure - 8.5
  7. [livejournal.com profile] maggiebloome - 5.5
  8. [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog - 5
  9. [livejournal.com profile] palmer_kun - 4.5
  10. [livejournal.com profile] mmaster - 3
  11. [livejournal.com profile] analise, [livejournal.com profile] raptor_au - 2
  12. [livejournal.com profile] caprinus, [livejournal.com profile] sarekofvulcan - 1.5
  13. [livejournal.com profile] bending_sickle, [livejournal.com profile] tears_of_nienna, [livejournal.com profile] deepfishy - 1

The Answers

The unguessed ones are in bold, with some extra lines added for amusement value (typically to the end of the verse/chorus/coda/whatever). I may or may not post complete lyrics and/or links for those people are interested in; if there's something you may or may not be interested in investigating further, tell me in a comment.

Cut for length )
First, the scores:
  1. [livejournal.com profile] princesslaurene - 16
  2. [livejournal.com profile] jennisis - 15
  3. [livejournal.com profile] riverchild - 13.5
  4. [livejournal.com profile] bananrama - 11
  5. [livejournal.com profile] mrpyro - 9
  6. [livejournal.com profile] fireflyfailure - 8.5
  7. [livejournal.com profile] maggiebloome - 5.5
  8. [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog - 5
  9. [livejournal.com profile] palmer_kun - 4.5
  10. [livejournal.com profile] mmaster - 3
  11. [livejournal.com profile] analise, [livejournal.com profile] raptor_au - 2
  12. [livejournal.com profile] caprinus, [livejournal.com profile] sarekofvulcan - 1.5
  13. [livejournal.com profile] bending_sickle, [livejournal.com profile] tears_of_nienna, [livejournal.com profile] deepfishy - 1
I have nothing particularly enlightening to add here, save that 49 is, in fact, Ashes to Ashes. If I hear a multitude of loud, banging noises, I'll assume it's a sudden convergence of heads and desks.

Anyway... the songs. The ten with added lines are in bold, and encouragement is... well, probably not so useful now. If no-one gets any today, or if you all want the answers, I might make this the last day of the memequiz.

Again, cut for length )
First, the scores:
  1. [livejournal.com profile] princesslaurene - 16
  2. [livejournal.com profile] jennisis - 14
  3. [livejournal.com profile] riverchild - 13.5
  4. [livejournal.com profile] bananrama - 11
  5. [livejournal.com profile] mrpyro - 9
  6. [livejournal.com profile] maggiebloome - 5.5
  7. [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog - 5
  8. [livejournal.com profile] palmer_kun, [livejournal.com profile] fireflyfailure - 4.5
  9. [livejournal.com profile] mmaster - 3
  10. [livejournal.com profile] analise - 2
  11. [livejournal.com profile] caprinus, [livejournal.com profile] sarekofvulcan - 1.5
  12. [livejournal.com profile] raptor_au, [livejournal.com profile] bending_sickle, [livejournal.com profile] tears_of_nienna, [livejournal.com profile] deepfishy - 1
I'm surprised a few of these have lasted as long as they have, and I'm surprised that others were picked up as quickly as they were.

I expected, for example, to post more of Jillian, while on the other hand I'm surprised 4 and 49 are still there. Walk the Dinosaur went about as quickly as I expected it to, and for a while The Ballad of Serenity looked like it had a scary chance of having its second line posted.

Anyway... the songs. The 14 with added lines are in bold - so if you start playing now, you've kind of maybe got a shot at equal second. Web cheating is, needless to stay, still (a) evil, and (b) Not Allowed.

Again, cut for length )
First, the scores:
  1. [livejournal.com profile] princesslaurene - 16
  2. [livejournal.com profile] jennisis - 14
  3. [livejournal.com profile] riverchild - 13.5
  4. [livejournal.com profile] bananrama - 11
  5. [livejournal.com profile] mrpyro - 9
  6. [livejournal.com profile] maggiebloome - 5.5
  7. [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog - 5
  8. [livejournal.com profile] palmer_kun - 4.5
  9. [livejournal.com profile] mmaster - 3
  10. [livejournal.com profile] analise - 2
  11. [livejournal.com profile] caprinus, [livejournal.com profile] sarekofvulcan - 1.5
  12. [livejournal.com profile] raptor_au, [livejournal.com profile] bending_sickle, [livejournal.com profile] tears_of_nienna, [livejournal.com profile] deepfishy - 1
And now, the songs. The 19 with added lines are in bold - so it's still kind of anyone's, even if you start playing now.

Again, cut for length )
First, the scores:
  1. [livejournal.com profile] riverchild - 13.5
  2. [livejournal.com profile] jennisis - 13
  3. [livejournal.com profile] princesslaurene - 11
  4. [livejournal.com profile] bananrama - 10
  5. [livejournal.com profile] mrpyro - 8
  6. [livejournal.com profile] maggiebloome - 5.5
  7. [livejournal.com profile] palmer_kun - 4.5
  8. [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog - 4
  9. [livejournal.com profile] analise - 1
I'd document the wild guesses here, but I'd rather use them to feed the normal post (and link folk to here, oh how very devious...)

And now, the songs. The 28 with added lines are in bold - which means there's still enough left that anyone could win. Even you! (maybe you, maybe you, maybe even you, aaand there's a bonus point for anyone who can name that reference!)

Again, cut for length )
I have something of a tradition of picking arbitrary milestones and posting music quizzes for them, mostly based on picking interesting post numbers and using those.

This is post 464, which was an accident - I wanted it to be post 463, which is the ninetieth prime number, which means... absolutely nothing to anyone, so nearly as I can tell, hence: arbitrary. So, this is an out-of-order post 463.

And it means I don't have to convince myself to wait to do the quiz!meme, so, yay.



This one's fairly straightforward - it's the first lines, and the comments are screened, so guess any you think you might know. I'll add a line every day for the ones that aren't guessed, and keep scores, and eventually they'll all be guessed (or out of lines), and someone will win. Yay!

[Poll #1026399]

Remember that I write poll entries as though they're responses that you'd say to me, even if they're probably nothing close to what you'd actually say. Also, keep in mind that there's sixty songs under the cut.

So! As usual, title and artist (or source, for some), one point for each one you get right.

Cut for length )

And there they all are. Go forth and guess. Again, comments are screened, so guess at anything that looks familiar.

EDIT: Point of interest: the poll title was supposed to be "hey, look, I'm being indecisive!"; the apostrophe broke it.
It involved me making icons out of people's interests, and I've been Very Much Remiss in the esteemed field of the making of meme icons.

I want to start fixing that.

For [livejournal.com profile] shaysdays (whose zero-gravity sex still isn't written), combining IKEA and knitting...



And for [livejournal.com profile] palmer_kun, 'Iä! Iä! Cthulhu ftagn!' and kittens meet as...



I'm incredibly out of practice at this, and I think I'm much happier with how the SKÄRF turned out. Also, I think I have a thing for umlauts today. Behold my favouritism at work on the poor, innocent diacritical marks.

Icons, being requests (of a sort), belong to their recipients. If you want to use one ask them, so on, so forth, et cetera, I'm sure you've read disclaimer thingies like this before.
WARNING: This post is an elaborate confection of madness, and may be distressing to some readers.

Via [livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe, and with copious code-cleaning1:

Your Score: quotation marks

You scored 61% Sociability and 64% Sophistication!

There is a lot more to you than meets the eye. You certainly get plenty of "action," but you'd be happier if those who lusted after you were more selective. You hate being used as a general intensifier; haven't these people ever heard of underlining? Italics? And yes, you remember the cruel words Mr. Joyce directed at you.

But you let none of this get you down; those who abuse you are destined for a "special" reward, sooner or later. You feel particularly warm toward periods, commas, exclamation points, and question marks, and usually wish to have them next to you. Parenthesis Parentheses2 can sometimes trouble you.

Link: The Which Punctuation Mark Are You Test written by Gazda on OkCupid, et cetera, so forth, you've all seen their footer text before.


...I suppose it's kind of appropriate. A little bit. Maybe. I can has sophistication?

  1. Which, sensibly, could be done by just using <lj-raw>...</lj-raw> (which is oddly hard to make LJ post properly, *sigh*) to stop it autoformatting, but where's the fun in that? Sensible, indeed. Begone, vile sense!
  2. So this isn't strictly a code thing, but it actually did trouble me. Yay meme, truth in advertising and all, but really. Parenthesis? Last time I checked, they still travelled in pairs, unless it's in someone's hopelessly messy and broken C3 code, in which case it's anyone's guess how many there actually are. Being 'troubled by parenthesis' is like saying 'Mr. Plod4, 5 doesn't wear any trouser'. Yes, people might understand what you mean, but it's really not the best way of saying it.
  3. It doesn't necessarily have to be C, but it's my example and I'll pick whatever I want.6
  4. And that fullstop isn't really needed, but then I'm up against their right to spell and punctuate character names however they damned well please7.
  5. When double-checking that I had the right pantsless policeman8, Google delivered possibly the most scarring thing I've yet seen on the Internet: Noddy slash. AU Noddy slash, where Mr. Plod wears trousers expressly for the purpose of Noddy drawing his 'truncheon' out of them. And that's just in the results snippet; I'd rather not see the rest of it.
  6. If I keep going like this, one day I'm going to have to add a 'footnotes' tag or something. Plus, point of interest: there were but three footnotes when I added this one. Really, it's getting ridiculous.

    ...I should probably make a poll.9
  7. Apparently the names are copyrighted, and it upsets them terribly if you punctuate their character names differently. They advise people to use their own punctuation in their own original character names. And has Anne Rice's favourite saying perhaps been mocked too much?

    ...I think I'll make a poll.9
  8. Is it just me, or would 'Pantsless Policemen' (or 'Pantsless Policewomen' or 'Pantsless Policepersons') probably make a good band name?

    ...so, a poll. Definitely a poll.9
  9. In conclusion10, a poll.

    [Poll #1011057]
    And that answer was supposed to be 'you can't discuss in a tickybox'. Please, for everyone's good, imagine that it actually is.

  10. Conclusion! Ha! I bet you thought it'd never-

    Oops. That... kind of ruined it. A little bit. Maybe. I can has conclusion?
active_apathy: (HP7 - Spoilers - Lolcats)

Meme!

Jun. 25th, 2007 12:31 am
I'm back. I'm updating semi-regularly. So... a meme!

Because, really, it's THE INTERNETS. There can't not be memes. Or double negatives. Or icons of lamentable grammar.

Anyway, onward to the meme, kidnapped from [livejournal.com profile] packbat...
  1. Go here.
  2. Generate some random words.
  3. Write fake dictionary definitions for them.
And so, with a small yet non-zero amount of further ado...
dozzle
/ˈdəʊzəl/ v. & n. v.intr. sleep lightly or be half-asleep during, or as a result of, light rain. ∙ n. a short light sleep accompanied by light rain.
frameme
/ˈfreɪmiːm/ n. a meme in which a participant accuses another Internet user of a fictitious crime, who in turn accuse another of the same crime, and so on.
pareard
/ˈpeə.əd/ n. esp. Pirate. a person of poor sword skills, said to do no more than shave slivers off an opponent.
spitery
/ˈspaɪtəriː/ n. (pl. -ies) any of the tubes forming part of the malice circulation system of the body.
thave
/θeɪv/ v. & n.v.tr. (past part. thaved (or, as adj.) thaven) 1 remove hair from (the fathe, legth, etc.) by cutting it off clothe to the thkin with a rathor. 2 to cut or thcrape away the thurfathe of with a tharp-edged tool. 3 to reduthe to thavingth or thin thlitherth. 4 to cut or trim clothely. 5 to thcrape, grathe, or come very near to. 6 to reduthe or deduct from. ∙ v.intr. to remove hair with a rathor or thaver. ∙ n. 1 the act, protheth, rethultth of, or an inthtanthe of, thaving or being thaved. 2 a thin thlithe or thcraping; a thaving.
theorot
/ˈθɪərɒt/ n. a general proposition that seems sound upon superficial examination, but is, in fact, shoddily reasoned from flimsy or non-existent evidence.
I was going to stop at 5, but then 'thave' came along. Oh well.
Hooray! I have my icon spaces back, courtesy of the s2 bounty thing they're doing at the moment, where skills with S2, HTML and CSS can be traded for LJ and Amazon gift vouchers. Hooray!

And... hmm. That went a long way. Um....

I'm going to do some stuff for [livejournal.com profile] apathy_books soon-ish. In the "in a few minutes" sense of the word 'soon-ish'. This stuff will consist of redeveloped userinfo (using the slash-and-burn technique), some layout stuff (because, seriously, layouts), and a bit of work toward making a shiny post template.

Go me.

In the meantime, because it hasn't been nearly long enough since my last meme: a meme!

I'm pretty sure I haven't done this one before; it's the 'ten comments to people on your flist' one, which, when taken from [livejournal.com profile] maggiebloome, looks a little something like this:
Take a look at your LJ friends list, then list up to ten things you want to say to ten different LJ friends.
DO NOT state who these people are.
DO NOT confirm nor deny any "comment speculation".

And that kind of works for me, so!

So, yes, completely not telling. Bwah! )

So endeth the entry. Do feel free to stay a while and comment, or - if you'd prefer - just keep on scrolling and read whatever it was that other person posted before me.

Crush this person!
Get your own ThisCrush.com CrushTag!

I'm posting this mostly because everyone else seems to be posting one. So far, the site statistics say there's been 3882 crushes on 1812 tracker thingies; this makes the average about 2.1424, so I think I should probably be content if this gets two responses and, say, the undying love of someone's liver.
NOTE: THIS POST IS FOR MEME COMMENTS ONLY. For discussion, please see this post.

The point of this meme is to watch the spread of a meme through LiveJournal. While others have focused on friends and popularity, as far as I know, the spread of LJ memes has been largely ignored.

It's time to fix that.

So, the instructions:
  1. Go here, and leave a comment replying to the LJer you got the meme from
  2. Copy either the reply or link URL for your comment
  3. Put a link to that URL in step 1
  4. Repost these instructions
Please reply only to the person you got the meme from.
This is just a post to say two things. One, there may well be a post later. After things like food, and hot sex, and all the other things that I can happily expect to have rendered unto me on the forty-fifth day of the year. Not that it's the only one, but it's a fun excuse to buy and do stuff.

So, I'm going to feel loved. But! You still have thirteen hours to validate me electronically. And so, dear flist, it's time to turn this tinytiny cluster of hearts:

My Valentinr - active_apathy
Get your own valentinr

into some kind of vast multinational heart consortium. And if you have your own heart consortia, then post in the comments here. Hearts for all! Whee! Let there be more hearts than an Aztec religious festival!

*is, apparently, shameless*


In non-heart consortium news, some kid on the way in this morning was spraying Lynx about like it was going out of style. I'm sure my sense of smell will eventually recover from that particular olfactory chainsaw, but until then the whole world smells like insecure 16-year-old boy. Rar.

And now, need coffee. *zombie!shambles toward coffee shoppe*

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