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(via [livejournal.com profile] kearsley
Songs of Innocence, Introduction
You are 'regularly metric verse'. This can take
many forms, including heroic couplets, blank
verse, and other iambic pentameters, for
example. It has not been used much since the
nineteenth century; modern poets tend to prefer
rhyme without meter, or even poetry with
neither rhyme nor meter.

You appreciate the beautiful things in life--the
joy of music, the color of leaves falling, the
rhythm of a heartbeat. You see life itself as
a series of little poems. The result (or is it
the cause?) is that you are pensive and often
melancholy. You enjoy the company of other
people, but they find you unexcitable and
depressing. Your problem is that regularly
metric verse has been obsolete for a long time.


What obsolete skill are you?
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Nov. 5th, 2005 03:13 am
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Courtesy originally of the BBC, more recently of both [livejournal.com profile] eddie777 and [livejournal.com profile] vashti. Bold the ones you've eaten, italicize the ones you dislike.
the list )
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Stolen, as so many good things are, from [livejournal.com profile] hellison, though [livejournal.com profile] endless_change should also be credited.

If you woke up to find me next to you, what would be your first thought?

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I picked this up on a flying visit to [livejournal.com profile] elettaria's journal, sparked by her comments on the Metaquotes thread in the preceding entry, and couldn't resist.

If you're going to follow this one (and please do!), make your own list of twelve characters before you look behind the LJ-cut. I promise you, it will be much more entertaining that way.

i) The Duke of Coffin Castle, from James Thurber's The 13 Clocks.
ii) Monkey! Which is to say, The Great Sage Equal of Heaven, featured most charmingly in the Journey to the West.
iii) Gabriel Syme, from G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday.
iv) Prospero, from Wm. Shakespeare's The Tempest.
v) Sir Isaac Newton, as featured in Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle.
vi) Wesley from The Princess Bride.
vii) Anne Elliot, from Jane Austen's Persuasion.
viii) His Grace Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, Duke of Ankh (Terry Pratchett, passim.)
ix) Hob Gadling, from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.
x) Lady Teldra, from Steven Brust's Taltos books.
xi) Gloriana, from Michael Moorcock's eponymous book.
xii) Madame Cholet, fom Elisabeth Beresford's Wombles of Wimbledon.

So now that you've done that - you did do it, didn't you? - read more. )
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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] claudacity

Take a look at http://www.musicoutfitters.com/resources.htm, scroll down to the bottom, and pick your birth year. It'll give you a list of the top 100 songs for that year. Cut and paste, bold if you like it (or at least won't turn the radio away from it), underline the one you like best, blah.

I'm not even going to bother cutting and pasting the list, most of them are either horrible, dead, or pointless beyond belief - 1977 was, according to this list, the year of Abba, Star Wars, and nothing much else.

Of course, if we look at Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_in_music - it tells a slightly different story. 1977 was the year the King died and Dylan's wife filed for divorce, Dire Straits started playing, the Clash headlined at the Roxy, and just a few albums came out.

Blondie - Blondie
Slowhand - Eric Clapton
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Bat out of Hell - Meat Loaf
Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols

So, that's 1977 for you. Slow year, eh?
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Go through your music collection, pick out everything you have two different versions of, and play those. Not three, not more, only two.

Playlist files:

1. Clare Teal - Clare Teal - Messing With Fire (1) (2:54)
2. Clare Teal - Clare Teal - Messing With Fire (2) (3:19)
3. Clare Teal - Clare Teal - Moon River (3:07)
4. Audrey Hepburn - Moon River (1:35)
5. Dixie Chicks - Amazing Grace (1:48)
6. Louis Armstrong - Amazing Grace (2:02)
7. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella & Pops - Summertime (4:55)
8. Lady Day - Billie Holiday - Summertime (2:57)
9. John Lennon - Imagine (3:04)
10. Amos, Tori - Imagine (John Lennon Cover) (3:29)
11. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun (2:24)
12. indigo girls - blister in the sun (violent femmes cover live) (2:51)
13. Joan Baez - House of the Rising Sun (2:55)
14. no artist - The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun (4:29)
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Via [livejournal.com profile] hellison, name acronym )
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] hellison, the not-very-nice-Internet-test.

And, as we all knew already (or at least, I did, I don't know about the rest of you) I'm a Haughty Intellectual. )
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] vashti - copy your friends list, boldface the ones you've met in real life, italicize the ones you've spoken to on the phone.

ceirseach, dreammonkey, earthcapricorn, endless_change, fabricati_diem, ghost_cre, glassstrider, harald387, hellison, icedsilk, imageoficculus, inexorable_, kearsley, littlebluefish, moxy_bounce, mr_kristopher, nou, pause4paws, raggedrags, reuss, shambelina, shuripentu, sleetersoulfire, sugendran, taeraresh, tiquetoque, vashti, vikiq.
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From [livejournal.com profile] hellison - trust the loud Irish woman not to stop at twenty.

Read more... )
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Blasted Americans. How am I supposed to know about their whatsits. Call that general knowledge? Oh, well.

Your IQ Is 125

Your Logical Intelligence is Exceptional
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Above Average

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You Are A Rowan Tree









You are full of charm and cheer. You light up a room.

And while you crave attention, you do it without ego.

You are an interesting mix of contradictions - and very unpredictable.

You are both dependent and independent, calm and restless.

You are passionate, emotional, gregarious, and (at times) unforgiving.


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From [livejournal.com profile] reuss

Recommend to me:

1. a movie
2. a book
3. a musical artist, song, or album
4. a LiveJournal user not on my friends list
5. what I should have for dinner
6. a website
7. a quote

Then put this in your LiveJournal and I'll do the same for you.

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