book meme

2012-09-17 09:39 pm
msilverstar: (medieval bunny)
Via [ profile] fileg and [personal profile] mrkinch:

It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status.
The very worst are famous new buildings, would-be famous new buildings, imitation famous buildings, and imitation imitation buildings.

(that's actually the third sentence, as #5 is annoying out of context)

(I'm still alive, just very out of it, not sleeping well at all)
msilverstar: (they say)
gacked from [personal profile] zillah975
  • Reply to this post (the phrase "I loved you across time" is optional)
  • I will pick six of your icons.
  • Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
  • Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
  • This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.
And you are always welcome to pick more of my icons and ask me anything about them.
icons are easy to talk about )
msilverstar: (Default)
I like this meme :-)

Today has been declared lurker amnesty day!  Have you read me but never commented? Do you surf by occasionally? Here for the recs? Say hello! You are under no obligation to ever comment or delurk again, but here's a chance to do so in a post just for that. And if you do, no need to apologize or explain, I'm just curious.

IP checking is off, ljtoys is off, anon commenting allowed but screened to avoid spam and trolls.
msilverstar: (billy-viggo kiss)
It's been fun reading this meme, so please, someone, ask me five things about fandom? Anything outside of Lotrips is kinda murky to me, so I tend to like AUs best.
msilverstar: (elijah-dom-billy pointing)
  1. The weather here has been cold (for us thinblooded types) but clear and gorgeous.

  2. Crossing things off lists! I found my list from Monday and I've done everything on it :-)

  3. Being used to my bifocals. I'm mostly nearsighted so I wear glasses all the time. But suddenly last spring, I couldn't read things about ten inches away, even with my glasses on, so I suddenly started bringing things close to my face, looking over my glasses. Hence: bifocals. I chose badly, they are not pretty, but it is nice to see properly.

  4. Synonyms for penis at Please note that the synonym "cock" is attested since 1618, "pillicock" c. 1300 and "dick" only since 1891. I don't remember which Medieval AU I was reading that used "dick", but it sounded really weird to me. And now I sit smugly knowing I was right :-)

    msilverstar: (john barrowman laugh)
    tagged by [ profile] lionessfreedom, some happy things:
    1. My contract check came! I was pretty stressed because I'd done a lot of work with no pay, but they combined the first and second invoices and sent me a nice big check. WHEW.

    2. [ profile] kaydeefalls has made a fantastic Captain Jack vid. Watch it, for the montage of kisses if nothing else!

    3. A librarian of my acquaintance and probably yours is doing research on the use of Delicious in fandom, so you should all go fill out her interesting survey. I got to explain all about my tag bundles .
    msilverstar: (Default)
    I am lemming, hear me roar )

    ETA: I don't send holiday cards (I used to try, but then it was February...). So please don't feel you should send me anything. Let's just make some time for each other, soon. Even if you've been lurking, I'm curious about who you are and what you like.

    ETA2: online time is good too! Email, comments, AIM, Gchat, etc.
    msilverstar: (war is not the answer)
    I'm not sure where this meme came from, but it's been all over my flist and I love it. The best kind of protest, what we would have called, in my childhood, a Teach-In. I'm not going to repeat the rules, but here I go.

    I give you one of the worst rulings ever: Dred Scott (1857), which held that:
    Africans residing in America, whether free or slave, could not become United States citizens.
    That means that not just those born in Africa, but also their descendants who were born in the United States, were denied the same human rights as all other "races".

    It also held that the United States Congress had no authority to prohibit slavery in federal territories, or free states to grant freedom to slaves who entered the states. So, state's rights were great, but not for Free States.

    Why? In an appeal to the strict constructionism much like that beloved of our right-wing-looney Supreme Court Justices (Scalia and his shadow, Thomas), the majority decided the drafters of the Constitution had viewed all African-Americans as:
    ...beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.
    That's disgusting.

    The ruling, IMNSHO, made the Civil War inevitable. The Slave States were were willing to revolt for the right of states to choose slavery over humanity. Dred Scott encouraged this, going so far pro-slavery as to make compromise impossible.

    That was back when the Republican Party had the moral high ground, they were the party of enfranchisement and liberty. Now, not so much. They want to dismantle the public school system so we can give vouchers for suburban private schools, they prosecute mostly African Americans for civil rights violations, they refused to raise the minimum wage for years... I can give details, if anyone is undecided, and is willing to listen to my version of the issues. But I have no interest in debating Republican True Believers, or libertarians, for that matter. Obama's a little conservative for me, but his take on ISSUES is pretty good. And that's honestly the only thing I care about.
    msilverstar: (billy playing BW)
    That meme makes ever so much more sense when you know it's designed to help first-year college students get some perspective on their lives. More (fascinating) info on it here.
    msilverstar: (viggo bed)
    [ profile] canciona tagged me with this meme, and it's taken me a while.

    (1) List 5 celebrities you would have sex with without even asking questions.
    (2) Put all of them IN ORDER of your lust for them. (5 - 1, 1 is the hottest.)
    (3) Say which movie/show/thing it was that hooked you.
    (4) Supply photos for said people.
    (5) Tag five people!

    There's no one I'd have sex with without asking questions, it just doesn't work that way in my head. That said, I enjoyed thinking about it very much. if I wasn't married... )

    Hmmm. I seem to be more heterosexual than I thought. Part of it is that celebrity women have to stay very thin and I like more substance and body to a sex object. Being so thin makes them seem fragile, even when they're not, and that's not sexy to me. I stood next to Miranda Otto for a minute while she was signing autographs -- she's 5'6" in three-inch-heels, very finely boned, and about half my girth. I was afraid I'd knock her over.
    msilverstar: (liv-billy-andy SAGs)
    [ profile] txvoodoo has a great post on a book about fandom. It's called "Will The Vampire People Please Leave The Lobby?" -- it sounds fascinating ([ profile] princessofg, I'm looking at you here). There's a chapter on her blog about the fan movement to keep Firefly from being cancelled, it's really interesting. You can order though Powell's (independent bookstore), Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

    And, because I'm sometimes a meme sheep, you can now comment with your first impression of me.
    msilverstar: (viggo bed)
    Happy Birthday [ profile] slashfairy, a new friend and a delight to know. May your year be full of songs and happy traveling.

    a meme from [ profile] overloved, among others

    1. Comment with a request to see absolutely anything on my computer. My desktop, my documents, my bookmarks, my latest works in progress... absolutely whatever you are curious about. Request it.

    2. I will respond with a screenshot of the very thing you request.

    3. In return, you will spread this meme far and wide. Like a venereal disease.

    (P.S. UTI much better, seeing my gyn nurse practitioner tomorrow. Now I have a sore throat and a stuffy head as well. *droops*)
    msilverstar: (they say)
    Happy, happy birthday to [ profile] hanarobi -- our time together was so fabulous and wonderful.

    She reminded me how much I love the fics I've written. It feels weird to even type that, but she loves my least-popular story, so maybe I feel that I'm allowed to as well.

    So. The meme: Name a character in Lotrips, and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

    (fic is tagged here and on my site)
    msilverstar: (viggo-dom we happy few)
    gacked from [ profile] abandt

    Reply to this post, and I will tell you my favorite icon of yours. Then post this to your own journal using your own favorite icon.

    (I love lots of my icons, but today, this one made by [ profile] kiltsandlollies is my fave.)
    msilverstar: (viggo pensive)
    Tagged by [ profile] linealyn, this was fun.
    Conifers )
    msilverstar: (david new earth)
    GIP: I am very fond of David Tennant and his Tenth Doctor. Such silliness, done magnificently! So far, I haven't found any good fic, as I like my Rose and Doctor relationship to stay non-sexual, so I wish they'd get Captain Jack back for a few episodes, that would be spectacular.

    Meme, gacked from all over: How many times has someone on your friends list posted about something and you were really confused, but you didn't want to ask because you knew you SHOULD know? How many times have you felt guilty asking a close LJ friend a question that should be obvious?

    Well, here's your chance.

    If you've missed a few things, missed an entry and are confused, ask me anything. Even something EXTREMELY basic, like where I live! I'm not allowed to get even slightly irritated at any of the questions - we've all missed things before.

    Invitation: specifically to lurkers: come out of your shells and say hi, ask a question if you're curious.

    WARNING: ip address checking is on and anonymous comments will be screened. I've just been a little weirded out by some fandom kerfuffles. Also, I won't answer questions that are too personal, because this is an unlocked post.
    msilverstar: (they say)

    The meme: Make up titles for stories that never were, the poster will respond with details of those non-written stories. Just think of the possibilities!

    new list:

    previous list

    msilverstar: (they say)

    The meme in its earliest form: If you make up titles for stories I didn't write, I will respond with details of those non-written stories. Just think of the possibilities! (If you'd like to include details you'd like, pairings or fandom or something, do that too.)

    People who have done this meme so far:

    You can ask me if you really want, but I'm not funny...

    ETA3: next list

    msilverstar: (liv-billy-andy SAGs)
    freudian slip or muscle memory? you decide: In chat, I typed "I paid lots of billy" because, of course, I've been typing "Billy" for days... (establishment!Billy's romance with Rachel). And so much nicer than paying bills.

    And, because I'm deeply curious:
    Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me. It can only be one word.

    No more.

    Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you.

    so ask...

    2004-01-12 09:38 pm
    msilverstar: (leaf)
    OK, I'm being a meme sheep. Or lemming.

    Ask me anything. Ask anonymously -- I have IP address logging turned off. I won't promise to answer everything, but if there's something you've always wondered about me, I am eager to know what it is.
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