misshepeshu: (Tongue!)
- Choose a singer/band/group
- Answer the following questions using ONLY titles of songs by that singer/band/group

I choose you, Of Montreal-achu!

1. Are you male or female?
Happy Yellow Bumblebee

2. Describe yourself.
My Darling, I've Forgotten

3. What do people feel when they're around you?
The Party's Crashing Us

4. How would you describe your previous relationship?
The Couple in Bed Together Under a Warm Blanket Wrapped Up in Each Other's Arms Asleep

5. Describe your current relationship.
I Was a Landscape in Your Dream

6. Where would you want to be now?
Oslo in the Summertime

7. How do you feel about love?
Our Spring Is Sweet Not Fleeting

8. What's your life like?
An Ode to the Nocturnal Muse

9. What would you ask for if you had only one wish?
Kissing in the Grass

10. Say something wise.
The Past Is a Grotesque Animal

Blame [livejournal.com profile] yodiepants for passing this one along.
misshepeshu: (Tired kittens)
Thing the First: Holy crap I am congested. Cold + cat allergies = mucus production like whoa. (Yes, I'm mildly allergic to cats. Yes, I have two of them. Yes, it's totally worth it. Yes, I need to mop and vacuum more often.)

Thing the Second: I am constantly surprised at how much my cats love me. Or, if you're the sort who's skeptical about the ability of animals to feel emotion, how much crap my cats will put up with, as long as it comes from me. I spent a solid five minutes this morning poking Eric in the face and punching him in the head (not especially hard, but not especially gently, either) just to see if I could annoy him enough to get him off the countertop, and he just kept purring and pushing his head into my hands for more. Coming from anyone else (with the possible exception of Michael, whom he adores), he probably would've nipped at them or jumped off in a huff.

Thing the Third: Happy Belated Coming Out Day. I was going to post something about sexual orientation, sexual preference and the inadequacy of labels, but I am too tired and too stuffed up to write anything substantial at the mo. I will say, however, that I've found the perfect way to describe my particular sexual orientation: Girls are a sometime food. (This is all part of the OM NOM NOM NOM theory of human sexuality, which I'm still working on fleshing out fully.)

Thing the Fourth: [livejournal.com profile] knittinggoddess picked five of my interests, and I'm-a write about them and why they're on my Interests List on LJ. If you want, post a comment here, and I'll pick out five interests in your list and ask you talk a bit about them.


Pink-ish shirts (versus!) pinker sweaters
People who know me personally know I have a Thing about pink--i.e., I love it. I have a lot of pink clothing, but they're not usually 100% pink--they're pink-striped, for example, or black with pink polka dots, or what-thefuck-ever.

But what it comes down to is that I was wearing a pink floral shirt and a really obnoxiously pink angora sweater when I was filling out my LJ profile, and I thought it'd be amusing to stick that in my interests list.

Pinky Tuscadero
I've listed Pinky Tuscadero as my personal hero in a couple of social networking sites. No good reason--I just love the way the name sounds.

Posterizing glowstick photography
A lot items in that list were chosen because I wanted to have unique interests. This was probably my most successful attempt to date. ("Pinker sweaters" was a unique interest until [livejournal.com profile] crab_caution listed it on his list.) If I wanted to analyze it in any sort of meaningful way, I s'pose it simultaneously indicates my interest in fucking around in Photoshop, dancing to thumpy music and taking (bad) night-time pictures with my camera.

Raw meat
This is probably one of the few legitimate interests in my list. (The others would be parsimonious scientific theories and bitching smartly.) I feed my cats a raw home-made diet, and my fascination with raw meat--its nutritional content, its sources, the differences between meat from factory-farmed animals and more humanely-raised livestock, the parasites and pathogens they harbor--will either terrify you, disgust you, or bore you senseless.

Tangentially: I love the way undercooked meat tastes. Time to add a new interest to LJ!
misshepeshu: (Bookishness)
As reported on [livejournal.com profile] knittinggoddess' Livejournal (AS SEEN ON TV!), [livejournal.com profile] ibnfirnas mentioned a short list of books chosen to help somebody understand you. These are not (necessarily) non-fiction books that catalogue your particular disorders or quirks, but books that especially resonate with you, that express a facet of you in book form.

Here's my list:

Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth: Slavery, insanity, the relationship between religion and commerce, high-seas adventure, the nature of justice--read this book to understand how I feel sometimes about humanity as a whole. But if you can't be arsed to wade through several hundred pages of slaveship shenanigans, "Humanity I love you" by E.E. Cummings condenses that attitude into a few scathing stanzas.

The BFG by Roald Dahl: Look, it's a book about the friendship between a little girl and a farting giant who dispenses dreams. If you can't figure out why this is on my list, you obviously don't know me at all.

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling: When I was a little girl, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to marry Mowgli, or just be him. Hell, it's still true.

A Primate's Memoir by Robert Sapolsky: It's about animals. It's about Africa. It's about the relationship between humans and animals. It's about (the futility of) conservation (in the face of human industrialization and progress). It's about an awkward nerd bumbling his way through a completely alien environment. It's funny. And it's utterly heartbreaking. If I were a neurotic Jewish neurocientist haring off to the wilds of Africa to study baboon immune systems instead of a neurotic Chinese technical-writer-and-soon-to-be-law student in the urban tameness of Portland, this would've been a book about me.

The Windflower by Laura London: This book probably captures a lot more of what I think love is like and what I want love to be than I'm comfortable with. And yes, that absolutely does mean I wish I were a charming American ingénue kidnapped by a high-born British privateer and brought onto his ship, where I proceed to charm all of the crew and the pet pig.

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne: I am an unholy combination of Pooh and Owl.

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser: This book utterly changed the way I looked at food.

Wasted by Marya Hornbacher: Like many women I know, I don't have an eating disorder, but I think very much like somebody who has one, and that fact was driven home very strongly by this book. It was eerie, reading exactly how I felt about my body expressed in somebody else's words.

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson: The reason why this one is on the list should be pretty self-evident, I think.

Animal Farm by George Orwell probably best expresses the way I view politics and the nature of revolution, while

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes expresses why I think it's important to keep fighting, anyway.

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot: This poem more than any other work of art resonates with my emotional space, barring certain Bach concertos. (God, how emo is that shit?)

What books are on your list?
misshepeshu: (SPOCK! NIPPLE!)
...this makes me laugh like a motherfucker.

You're Thailand!

Calmer and more staunchly independent than almost all those around you, you have a long history of rising above adversity.  Recent adversity has led to questions about your sexual promiscuity and the threat of disease, but you still manage to attract a number of tourists and admirers.  And despite any setbacks, you can really cook a good meal whenever it's called for.  Good enough to make people cry.

Take the Country Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid

Hear that, bitches? Good enough to make people cry.
misshepeshu: (Bookishness)
...because here's my first Internet quiz in AGES.

You're Love in the Time of Cholera!

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by
sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give
consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the
one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions
barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff
could get you killed.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Certain bits are actually quite eerily accurate. Heh.

And then when I go back and change the answers to some of the borderline questions, I get:

You're Catch-22!

by Joseph Heller

Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you
see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense
of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an
ardent pacifist, though you present your message with tongue sewn into cheek. You
could coin a phrase that replaces the word "paradox" for millions of

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

misshepeshu: (Kitten claws)
Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] lilithsaintcrow:

Your Score: The Oracle

33% Extroversion, 100% Intuition, 27% Emotiveness, 76% Perceptiveness

Heuristic, detached, and analytical to a fualt, you are most like The Oracle. You are able to tackle any subject with a fine toothed comb, and you possess an ability to pinpoint nuances and shades of meaning that other people do not have and cannot understand. Accomplishment and realization of ideas are, for you, secondary to the rigorous exploration of ideas and questions -- you are, first and foremost, a theorist. You hate authority, convention, tradition, and under no circumstances do you accept a leadership role (although, you will gladly advise leadership when they're going astray, whether they want you to or not). Abstraction and generalities are your interests, details and particulars are usually inconsequential and uninteresting. You excel at language, mathematics and philosophy.

You are typically easy-going and non-confrontational until someone violates one of the very few principles that you deem sacred, at which point you can fly into a rage. Although you possess a much greater understanding of process and systems than the people around you, you are always conscious of the possibility that you've missed something or made a mistake. You don't tend to become attached to particular theories, and will immediately discard mistaken notions once they're revealed to be incorrect (but you don't tolerate iconoclasts who try to discredit validated theories through the use of fallacies and bad data). Despite being outwardly humble, you probably think of yourself as being smarter than most other people. That's because you are. In fact, in your dealings with people your understanding of their motives is so expansive that you know what they're going to say before they say it, and in world affairs, you usually know what is going to take place before it actually does. This ability would make you unbeatable in debates if only you were a little less pensive about your own conclusions, and a little more outgoing.

Famous people like you: Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, John McWhorter, Ramanujan, Marie Curie, Kurt Godel

Stay clear of: Apollo, Icarus, Hermes, Aphrodite

Seek out: Atlas, Prometheus, Daedalus

Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

I'm in nice enough company, I suppose, though I'm not sure Adam Smith qualifies as having that great an analytical mind, given his faith in the Invisible Hand--a hand that, if history is any indication, usually requires an almighty smacking with a mighty big Ruler before it'll correct certain types of things. But maybe that's because I've gotten into too many stupid debates with capitalist anarchists in my day.

Also, I'm not sure how a woman who'd huff ethylene fumes rising out of the ground, go into a trance and talk to Gods is supposed to represent analytical and philosophical rigorousness, but I'm probably not thinking outside the box enough. Heh.
misshepeshu: (Tongue!)
[livejournal.com profile] tarentel asked a rather intriguing question several months ago: if you got to have your own action figure--one that's Totally Fucking Sweet, not a crappy bit of plastic stuck in a Happy Meal--what would your accessories be?

I think mine would come with the following standard clothing and accessories:
- Big purse filled with two books, a DVD and several CDs
- Fun knee-high socks
- Some kind of cooking implement in my hand--a wooden spoon? A silicone spatula? An egg whisk? A santoku?
- Mary Janes
- Visually punny Threadless T-shirt

Optional accessories/alternate outfits:
- Pirate gear
- Glam drag
- Zombie drag
- Knee-high boots
- Pajama pants in obnoxious colors (pink polka dots! blue and yellow leopard print! blue with rubber duckies!)
- In the winter: Ubiquitous black puffy jacket (covered with cat hair for X-tra Verisimilitude)
- Leopard-print pimp hat
- Cats, complete with realistic shedding hair
- Double-stacked bookshelves

Pull my string and hear me say:
- Something completely filthy
- About your mom
- And her unnatural love for shaved small mammals, the whore
- Bits of arcana related to feline biochemistry
- Bits of arcana related to biology and nutrition in general
- Observations about semi-obscure bands
- Occasionally interspersed with "I've heard of them, but haven't actually heard anything by them."
- "Oh, man, I'm so hungry."
- "I just need to take a quick nap."
- "I feel like baking something."
- Monty Python quotes
- Book recommendations
- The occasional screamingly awful malapropism or mistake (last night, I referred to Catullus as a Greek--seriously, WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY BRAIN SOMETIMES? Reedies, feel free to beat me over the head with your copies of your favorite classical works the next time you see me.)
- Random analyses of fictional narratives

Instead of kung-fu grip, I'd have:
- Tackle-pounce-hug powers
- The ability to tip over and fall for no apparent reason
- A built-in butter dispenser

How would YOU be equipped as an action figure?
misshepeshu: (Default)
Jesus, not only am I obsessively refreshing my Friendslist, I'm filling out memes and spamming MY Friendslist. Oh, the humanity.

Picked this one up from [livejournal.com profile] ashfae:

I'm probably breaking the rules by using hyphenated words, but I'm a goddamn maverick that way. )
misshepeshu: (Test Tube)
Via [livejournal.com profile] gorthx:

Which Biological Molecule Are You?

You are mRNA. You're brilliant, full of important, interesting information and you're a great friend to the people you care about. You may have sides to you that no one understands. But while you understand more than most people, you're only half-there most of the time.
Take this quiz!

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misshepeshu: (Terpsichore)
Googling is verboten, and the person who gets the most correct guesses gets...my eternal admiration for being a bigger dork about music than I am.

1. "Yo, either you a part of the problem or you a part of the solution, what's your contribution to life?"

2. "If you've got something to prove, why don't you step in my room?"

3. "Jamie, what you doin' now, what you doin' now, girl?"

4. "I told lies to your family concerning your whereabouts"

5. "Don't fall in love with me yet, we only recently met, true I'm in love with you but you might decide I'm a nut"

6. "Been thinking little thoughts, keep on walking trying to stay up"

7. "Comin' through the barricades, cuttin' the lines, red lights goin round like insanity sirens"

8. "Tongue tied, nerves as big as boulders" ([livejournal.com profile] majormojo, if you're reading this, you should get this one)

9. "All hail the swelling sun, as acid seeps and autumn bleeds and the glowing has just begun"

10. "How could you do it?" "I couldn't say."

11. "I woke up with the power out, not really something to shout about."

12. "L'enfer du Nord Paris-Roubaix" (this one's a cover version, so I'll accept either the original or the cover artists' names)

13. "Brian, tender kisses run run run is my wish for you"

14. "Who is the man I see where I'm supposed to be?"

15. "Surprise, sometimes I'll come 'round"

16. "Cat-calls through the night, and two chicks in the parking lot crack wise on the price of fame"

17. "How could I be so immature to think he could replace the missing elements in me?"

18. "My dearest friend, you can, my dearest friend, you can"

19. "The dust from a four-day affair is now landing all over the floor"

20. "I'm putting this night down to bed, 'cause I was sitting at the bar hoping you'd walk in the door that says 'Killian's Red'"

21. "I woke up Tuesday morning to coming down without a sound"

22. "When you're on your own, spread out the mat, dead"

23. "When the revenant came down, we couldn't imagine what it was"

24. "I don’t know why you bother, nothing's ever good enough for you."

25. "No one can do the things you do, no one 'round here"

Heh. I went through over 35 songs getting to 25 because I kept getting classical pieces and instrumental-only songs. [livejournal.com profile] konomaigo suggested that I should post the first 8 measures instead, but even I'm not that hardcore.

Also, I'm realizing how very mumbly the bands I tend to listen to are. I had to look up an embarrassing number of these.
misshepeshu: (Mew?)
That was a pretty interesting exercise. I was all braced for "GOOD GOD YOUR SINK IS PERPETUALLY FILTHY YOU H0R" and "You need to stop making time commitments you can't really keep" types of comments, but they weren't forthcoming. (Not that I got a whole lot of comments for this meme; YOU GUYS MUST NOT LOVE ME OR SOMETHING, CRY.) In fact, in all the journals where I've seen this anonymeme (which have been, uhhh, four total), the responses have been overwhelmingly nice--heavier on the secret love and longing than "I can't stand THIS about you" sorts of comments.

Which reaffirms my faith in humanity, or something. But that's probably because I haven't seen any trainwrecky anonymeme threads yet, of which I gather there's been a few, based on references to such on [livejournal.com profile] ibnfirnas's journal.

Hanyway, some numbers, because I'm in a numbering sort of a mood:

Total comments I left on other people's anonymemes: 3

Number of anonymous comments I left: 2

Number of anonymous comments on my post whose authors I pretty much recognized right off the bat: 2 (*waves to D. and K., and hopes K. doesn't keel over from mortification*)

Number of anonymous comments on other people's posts whose authors I pretty much recognized right off the bat: About 3. Mayyybe 4.

Suspense level: Moderate--I give somebody hope? INTRIGUING.

Urge to e-mail everyone I know on my friendslist who might write something like that about me: Manageable.

p.s. IP logging still off, and anonymous commenting still enabled. In case you want to comment anonymously on my comments about the anonymous comments on the anonymous comment meme.
misshepeshu: (Stop trying to fuck me)
[livejournal.com profile] mustela's comment meme has produced some interesting results, so I thought I'd jump on the boat, too.

Tell me what you cannot or will not say to my face. Good, bad, ugly; declarations of love, frustrations, anything.

IP logging off, anonymous commenting enabled if you want to go that route (but then I've never disabled it, heh). GO!
misshepeshu: (Penguin chicks)
...I'm yanking this meme from [livejournal.com profile] ashfae:

Leave a comment and I'll give you an honest compliment. Then [if you want to, no pressure] post this in your journal and spread the love.

C'mon, do it, do iiiiit. You know you know want me to spread the love--not unlike the way I spread your mom last night.


Jul. 4th, 2006 01:03 pm
misshepeshu: (Blackbeard)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] lilithsaintcrow:

LiveJournal Username
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest!
Cutlass or pistol?
What is the name of your pirate ship?
Where is your secret pirate base?
What kind of loot do you prefer?
What do you and your crew prefer to be called?
Parrot or monkey?
Your capable first matepiezocuttlefish
Your bumbling cabin boy with a heart of goldrandomchris
The aloof, yet honorable, pirate with a mysterious pastashfae
Is always the first one into the fraytheotherjay
Is the naval officer who ruthlessly pursues your shipaepalizage
Is the comical pirate who is always drunk on grogashfae
Is currently in Davy Jones's lockershmivejournal
The amount of money you make as a pirate$187,571
This Fun Quiz created by Lynn at BlogQuiz.Net

misshepeshu: (Default)
My weaknesses made manifest.

(Every bit as useless as the Johari Window. Every bit as fascinating.)
misshepeshu: (cowbell)
I've been seeing this Johari Window malarkey in a lot of other people's Livejournals, and while I doubt its usefulness, I also think it's fashunating. So, all four or five of you who occasionally read this: DO ME! DO ME!

(Heh heh, I said "do me.")


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