The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2. Go to Random Quotations:
The last three or four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
"I was not a child prodigy, because a child prodigy is a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up."
--Will Rogers (1879-1935)
3. Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days":
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use Photoshop or similar to mix it all up. Post it.
Awesome meme is awesome. :D
I feel like Dobe'a is an Electro group.
I stopped by Starbucks today to pick up a Peppermint Mocha and a job application.
Other places I will probably/maybe apply:
Also, for those of you who follow far_aman: yup, I finally fixed the username.
ETA: OBAMA WON IOWA? OMG HOORRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY
Party last night was party. I have blackmail footage of everyone singing along to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' quite vehemently. There was a higher ratio of champagne to people than there was last year. We played Rock Band. WHEEE.
Yuletide authors have been revealed! Here be my contributions:
Emancipation. 'Escaflowne', post-series. When even Allen himself realizes he's gone a step too far, it may be time to finally start letting go. PG.
Prodigy. 'Earthbound'. Little Paula was quite the artist. PG.
And there's more fic! This one was written especially for rosesfade, who requested "a Stebbins Christmas snippet" and is getting something slightly different: a Stebbins New Year's snippet. Still, it wouldn't have been written without the prompt.
TITLE: 31 12 97
FANDOM: Harry Potter
CHARACTERS: Stephen Stebbins and friends ;)
WORD COUNT: 531
SUMMARY: Even in the bleakest of times, good friends manage to come together for the New Year.
( 31 December, 1997 )
This combined with the fact that Jessie will be back here in a few weeks, and and and and and and YAY!!!!! *bounce*
For all the woes our modern world has to offer, it's things like this that make it seem worthwhile. Instant communication with the friend who's an ocean away, the ability to send messages so quickly that you know in advance when someone will be coming back close to you. I am full of squee and warmth.
Happy New Year, everyone :)
( 2007 First Sentences )
( 2007 Summary )
And I'll see the chances that I took
Cause I'm moving closer to the sun
And I'm passing clouds by one by one
And I tell all my secrets to my guitar
And I'm looking for answers to where we are
Cause I want the world to know my name
And that's all I need from you now, each day
Cause I tell all my secrets to my guitar...
The result of telling everyone that I like LUSH products? Way too many LUSH products for Christmas and Chanukah. On the other hand, I've been pampering myself most nights the past week. My feet smell all minty-fresh!
More swag included Season 5 of 3rd Rock, the complete Planet Earth series, Stephen Colbert's I Am America (And So Can You), Changeling: the Lost (OMGSQUEEEEEEEE SO. MUCH. AWESOME OMGOMG), the Onion's Our Dumb Planet, the Sweeney Todd soundtrack and the original novel, the usual clothes, and a shiny new digital camera (it's red! ooooooooooooooo).
Also... a new hat. I IZ A FOX!
Went to my cousin's house, where we sang carols as we are wont to do...
OH! And my Yuletide fic! Please Turn Out the Light (Four Things Kee Lost Onboard the Tomorrow). 'Tis a Children of Men fic; an idea I slipped in to my requests cause I thought it would be cool, but of the four requests I made I didn't expect that one to actually get written! So, a lovely surprise for my first Yuletide year.
I's tired now. Sleeptimes! Hope everyone who celebrates it had a Merry Christmas.
Somebody promise me that the next time I get the urge to go and join an HP RPG they'll smack some sense into me. I just don't. have. the time. Or energy.
Oh well. There's always quiveringmember if I need a quick fix. Plus I've been working on that Christmas story for rosesfade. Hmmm...
And at least I actually left this game with, like, a post. Instead of gradually fading away and disappearing like I usually do.
I still feel like crap, though. *headdesk* There were plot-lines to be had, dammit!
( BENJAMIN BARKER!!!! )
(no big spoilers up there, but cut just as a courtesy. also I really wanted to use that cut text :D)
And now I'm in a writin' mood. Anybody got requests? I feel like I write the best consistently for: the Bros Grimm (movie), Earthbound, Escaflowne, Notre Dame de Paris (although I haven't tried anything that wasn't Frollo/Gringoire), and the realm of Faery (<---not a fandom. well, not in the way the others are, at least). Ellaran folks, I'm always up for trying something Aranothyium-ish, though I've already got one in progress and I feel like that's more of a collaborative effort.
Or you could challenge me to write something entirely out of my writing Comfort Zone. Or just give me some words/a quote/a thought. Inspiration, people, that's what we're really after here!
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|You scored as Green Leafy Tree|
You are relaxed and easy going. You are open but well-grounded. You take things as they come, but can always be counted on when needed.
Try asking for what you need for a change, instead of always being the strong one.
Obviously the results and questions aren't supposed to repeat like that... But the person who made it is trying to fix it.
What's his unforgivable crime this time around? Why, it's been discovered that prior to running for the Democratic Presidential candidate, he might have had- *gasp* -ambitions! It's true! He said in a 2005 interview that he was planning to run for President! He talked about it with friends and family on at least three separate occasions! When he was 5, he wrote an essay entitled "I Want to Become President!"
What a sleazebag, amiright?
I almost wish I were making this up. Except not. It really is entertaining watching his opponents dig themselves into a deeper hole every time they try to find dirt on him.
Anyway. More of today's headlines:
Boy Scouts Lose Philadelphia Lease in Gay-Rights Fight - Democracy in action: you have the right to discriminate, and we have the right to kick you out of your free ride for doing so.
A Dead Man Has Some Explaining to Do - LONDON, Dec. 5 — John Darwin was declared dead some four and a half years ago, so it was a surprise when he walked into a police station here on Saturday, claiming to have no idea what he had been doing all this time.
As for life, it is good. Last night was a wonderful occasion of hanging out with my acting class at the Celtic Knot for almost four hours, exchanging Secret Santa gifts, getting "roaring, screaming drunk" (actually not that much, but yay Coward) and talking about Life, the Universe, and Theatre. And I realized finally why my "crisis of major" last year turned out the way it did- specifically, me deciding to stick with theatre instead of switching to astronomy.
Dawn brought up a short side-job she had for awhile at a beauty salon, which she got from a friend because she wanted to learn more about putting makeup on other people. The problem was, the world of that beauty shop was emotionally deadening: she was even told once by her supervisor that she shouldn't laugh while she was on the job (an order which, many of us noted, our first impulse on hearing would've been to laugh in that person's face).
As I listened I imagined myself sitting in front of a bank of computers at NASA, having to live within that world and whatever rules exist in that social environment. And I thought, That isn't me. I still think astronomy is fascinating, and I'm not saying scientists can't be fun to hang out with (it would be stupid of me to say that since a good amount of my acquaintances are science majors). But there really is no profession other than the arts where one can be as uninhibited, loony, creative, and free as one wants. Who else besides actors and politicians get paid for making fools of themselves in front of others?
So, there's my epiphany for the moment. Someday soon I'll want to get my own hardcore binoculars or telescope so I can make astronomy a serious hobby, but I'm happy to have it remain just that.
Also, my Secret Santa gave me a sketch pad, crayons, stickers and play doh. SO HAPPY YAY.
P.S. I'm kind of gonna be in a show next quarter. Actually, scratch that, I am gonna be in a show. Only difference from the usual variety is it's less of a formal "audition and get cast" affair as it is "these people feel like putting on some theatre and by the Gods they're going to do it."
It's going to be 'Fallen Angels' by Coward, for those in the know. It's a
I know that as a loyal LJ user I "should" be outraged about this, but honestly when I see the outrage I only want to shake my head and laugh. LJ got flack from conservative groups, so they did a stupid thing and deleted a bunch of journals for "adult content." Now they're trying to come up with a way for the people who want to post adult content to do so without bothering the kiddies, and people STILL aren't happy.
I'm not saying it's perfect, but they're trying, people. Jeez, take a chill pill. This isn't even censorship- censorship would be deletion, not flagging.
Livejournal content flagging =/= teh Soviet Unions in intarweb form. And if anyone wants to flag me because I've offended their precious sensibilities for any reason, well, I don't give a shit.
EDIT: That being said, just in case you haven't heard about this yet: go to your settings page and scroll all the way to the bottom to change the filter settings in your searches. The default is moderate filtering.
Tokoni.com is a new networking site. "Another one?" I hear you say collectively. That's what I thought at first, but the blogging is a bit different there. Instead of posting entries, you post "experiences": individualized posts that tell a story from your life or something you've heard about. The people who find and read your experiences can rate them, respond to them, and if the two stories have something in common they can link their own experiences with yours- the goal of which is to create an enormous spider-web of experiences connecting people around the world.
Pretty neat, huh? There's an added bonus if you're a current Northwestern student: you can win $500 for participating in Tokoni, based on the quality and quantity of your posts, as well as how many people link with them. So yeah, I'll come out and say it: this is something of a plea for you guys who I have so much in common with to come over there and post stuff that can be linked with my own experiences.
Don't let my un-altruistic recommendation dissuade you; it really is a lot of fun. If you're a current NU student, sign up and then e-mail NUtokoni@gmail.com with your profile name. Anyone who signs up from reading this, comment with yours so I can find you!
I'm Leprechaun over there, naturalement.
Steve Martin - Even When You're A Star, Comedy Isn't Always Pretty. He calls Disneyland "his version of Versailles." I adore this man.
Cathoic Bishops Offer Voting Guide, Allowing Some Flexibility on Issue of Abortion.
There is 10th Kingdom-fic over at my writing journal! Go forth and read!
CHARACTERS: Some OC Wolfies
WORD COUNT: 2022
SUMMARY: Word of His Majesty King White's decree has traveled north and reached the forests of the Second Kingdom, and one pack has decided to go on the move. Involves my own interpretation of how Wolves interact with one another when in packs. Possibly part one of several.
( Follow the Fake Cut to Fic! )
Monkeys in the Parks, Monkeys in the Palace. NEW DELHI, Nov. 13 - The authorities here managed to do very little about the city's soaring wild monkey population - until the deputy mayor toppled from his terrace to his death as he tried to fend off a gang of the animals.
Youth Handles the Serving, in Large, Robust Portions. (I didn't read the article, but something about that photograph is incredibly wonderful.)
Today I sat for my last school picture ever. That is unless I go to grad school, which I don't plan on doing. So. It was kind of weird walking out of there and realizing that was the case.
The pictures are going to be sent to my home in New York... hope Mom enjoys the polka-dot-shirt and stripey-tie combo. ^__^;;;
Right. Back to homeworks.
I went to the Evanston Public Library for the first time in ever last week so that I could find a copy of the play that my scene for showcase callbacks is in. Being in a "brand new" library for the first time, however, my inner Ravenclaw was squeeing to the max and I ended up looking up a whole bunch of different things as well. The best thing I found, hands-down, is The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Egypt. Yes, you read that right. Eyewitness. As in primary sources, as in over 500 pages of. I looked the book up on Amazon and apparently the editor is quite shaky on the facts as far as the material he wrote himself goes, but a primary source is still a primary source, and the sources for those are cited. So.
This school year, the Norris center has started giving out free newspapers, and I don't mean just the Daily Northwestern or Red Eye. If you get there early enough, there'll be a good amount of Chicago Tribunes, USA Todays, and New York Times left for you to just pick up and take. I must say that this. Makes. Me. Very. Happy especially the part where there's free New York Times.
A couple of days ago I started clipping interesting articles out of the NYT and Red Eye. Just stuff that caught my eye. This is something I'll do every once in a while, but I feel like making it a regular practice... dunno why; my initial instinct is that it might spark some inspiration for writing, but who knows?
Anyway, in the interest in making both myself and my f-list more worldly (or not; I imagine the occasional entertainment story will slip in), I've decided to try posting regularly with the news stories of the day that I find intriguing. Hopefully I'll post something you find interesting too.
Without further ado, the headlines for today:
New York Times:
Grisly Murder Case Intrigues Italian University City - “Who is Amanda?” the newspaper Voice of Perugia asked Monday. “From brilliant student to cold maneater.”
Pope to visit U.S. in Spring - Unveiling a pilgrimage that many hope will restore energy to the mission of the Roman Catholic Church in America, Vatican Ambassador Archbishop Pietro Sambi announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will make his first trip to the U.S. next spring.
Finally, a quiz (how long has it been since we had a quiz??? people just don't post 'em these days...) ( Do you have an inclination for BDSM? )