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Well, maybe not all we need, but I say the world could use a bit more of it. ♥

So here, spend your day like I'm going to: spreading love!



I've gone through and commented on most of the ones of people I know/admire and now I shall wrack my brains on the people not there yet/still fandom active to shower with my adoration.

And because I'm THAT person, here is my thread. And, just because you don't see your name on the list, doesn't mean you aren't there... keep looking... ♥
tjs_whatnot: (Star Wars: Han &Chewie 2)

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I will be over there later today--or whenever I get through this mountain of things on this never ending To-Do List.
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Just under the wire... so the answers will probably be brief.

From [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive

1. What’s your favorite part about taking a vacation/holiday?

I might be projecting based on going on holiday in a few days, but honestly, my favorite part of most vacations is getting there. I love to drive long distances. I like to soak in the scenery, find local-flavor type restaurants, get lost and whatnot. I love driving with others, but I also really love driving long distances by myself (I take a lot of vacations by myself... they're lovely). I get a book on disc, or download a bunch of Welcome to Nightvale (the only way I can listen to Cecil's voice without falling asleep) or Cabin Pressure (Which reminds me, I need to find all the seasons of that... I only had one that I listen to WAYYYY too much already). This time, I'm bringing the last half of the second, and the third book of the Inkheart series. ♥♥ It's a great book to listen to aloud.


2. What’s your least favorite part about taking a vacation/holiday?

Packing


3. What’s the farthest you’ve traveled on a vacation/holiday?

I've driven a lot of long distances, but the farthest I've ever gone for vacation is when I took my niece to Ireland/Scotland/London for her 18th birthday. That was amazing.


4. Have you ever taken a vacation/holiday (spent time in a hotel for pleasure) in your own town/city?

Haha. Most of my 20s were spent either living with a bunch of roommates wishing I lived alone, or living alone being bored and depressed. So, to break the cycle, I decided to live with people but one weekend a month or so to just go away... down the street. I figured I could spoil myself at a nice local hotel, or I could spend the money on gas and at the time, I really loved the idea of room service. :)


5. If you could go somewhere right now, where would it be?

Again, probably projecting, but talking to my bestie on a box on my computer--the only way we've ever seen each other--and I'm definitely saying, if money and time weren't an issue, I'd absolutely be on a plane for New Zealand right now. ♥
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Every time I think I'm out. They pull me back in.

J/K I'm never leaving! NEVER!




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Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


Man, I don't know if I'm glad or apprehensive that the last two days challenges have been the hardest. Glad because that might mean the hard ones will be behind me after this, but apprehensive because maybe they'll all be hard this year.

You see, if there's one thing harder for me than tooting my own horn, it's asking for things. *shudders*

So, this is just a list of things I wish I had the talent to do myself that would fill me with unbelievable glee to receive. And most of them are basically cut and paste from last year's list, as my wants haven't really changed all that much. There is one added thing and they are all here under the cut:

Just Call Me Veruca Salt )

Whew. Done.
tjs_whatnot: (drunkeness--wasted minerva)


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In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Man, this is a sort of bad day for this. I'm having a pretty low-self esteem writing day. I don't even want to look at my stories. But I do want to remember the times when I wrote things for people and they were very happy to receive them and told me what it meant to them. So here, have some stories that someone at sometime liked rather a lot.
3 Old School Harry Potter Self Recs )

And I was going to go on and whine about the state of affairs in comments and lament that kudos and "likes" aren't equivalent and are sort of worse than no comment at all on gift fics, but then I remembered that this is a public post, and I don't want to be that person. Though, I guess I am and now adding passive-aggressive to the list of asshole-moves I possess--sorry about that.

Anyway. Fun challenge! I hope to check out some new fics on other people's posts as well. w00t! New-To-Me-Fic! ♥♥
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Yes, it is Nano and I should be writing... like I really, really should be. But, instead, lets waste a bit of time...

Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] timewithers
- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).


Shit Ton of Television )
tjs_whatnot: (WC--Peter and Mozzie show)
GUYS! OMG! You would think after four years I'd be used to this... this sad emptiness that happens this time of year, this need to wrap my mind around things (even if there was no real cliffhanger this time). But nope. Again, I wish I had so many people to talk to, commiserate with, speculate with--CLING TO!

So, LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!

White Collar Hiatus Friending Meme







*banner by CamelotDesigns at Deviant Art. Meme form ~borrowed~ from [livejournal.com profile] tailoredshirt

Never done one of these before. Hoping I don't make fool of self.


Also: Please help me pimp this!



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...which card would I be?


You are The Hierophant


Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.


All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.


The Hierophant's purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant's only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.




Cool.

Meme nicked from [personal profile] pale_moonlite. ♥
tjs_whatnot: (writing--quit my shitty job)
haha, that writerly meme thing is pretty funny. Apparently all published writers on my Twitter--including Neil Gaiman and Margaret Atwood--write like Stephen King. o___O Actually about 80 percent of everyone I know who have taken it get King. In my writer's group 3 of them got Kurt Vonnegut. Funnily enough, I got Margaret Atwood for my latest original short story. For my Hagrid/Olympe story (Which is the only story where I don't mention names--the names always give you JK natch) I got Margaret Mitchell which made me laugh super, super hard. They are just sooooo Rhett/Scarlett dontcha think?
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I saw this meme a while ago on [livejournal.com profile] earth_dragon's journal and thought I'd be able to avoid it, having packed most of my books in storage. But today while sitting in the bookstore trying to write...I thought I'd give it ago since my characters are being fickle and my story line is non-existent...We'll call it inspiration, shall we?

♦ Take four books off your bookshelf
♦ Write the first sentence
♦ Write the last sentence on page fifty
♦ Write the second sentence on page one hundred
♦ Write the next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
♦ Write the final sentence of the book
♦ Let your friends guess what book it is


1. This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast.
He put chunks of lead through his toilet and a washbasin and a bathtub enclosure.
He used to have photographs of Dwayne on the walls of his cell at Shepherdstown.
"We call it The Hundred-Nigger Machine," said the workman.
Here was what Kilgore Trout cried out to me in my father's voice: "Make me young, make me young, make me young!"


2. It was predictable, in hindsight.
Then he willed his hands to grasp and smash the ROM tablet against the wall, wiped his mouth on his sleeve, and turned towards the door.
"They are too close not to go."
The single craziest thing about being a priest, he'd found, was that celibacy was simultaneously the most private and most public aspect of his life.
Unaware of his own movement, schooled by old habit, Vincenzo Giuliani rose and went to the windows, and stood looking, for how long he had no idea, across a grassy open courtyard to a complex panorama of medieval masonry and jumbled rock, formal garden and gnarled trees: a scene of great and beautiful antiquity.


3. This was supposed to be a writer's retreat.
The hair swooping down to hide one ear.
To polish us up, nice and bright.
The Matchmaker has been asking around, trying to find someone willing to lop off his penis.
Starting on that sun-glorious day, the whole world is going to love us.


4. To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains come gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.
"If you're touched, I wisht ever'budy was touched."
Pa walked around the truck, looking at it, and then he squatted in the dust and found a stick to draw with.
Having stepped forward, he may slip back, but only half a step, never the full step back.
She looked up and across the barn, and her lips came together and smiled mysteriously.
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Yep, here's where I stand in my politics... last time I took on of these I was so left I was almost a Communist...now, I have a hard time answering anything "strongly" one way or the other...what's that about? Life lessons? I don't know...maybe I'm wishy-washy...

Ever notice we don't talk anymore? )
tjs_whatnot: (ewan sleeping)
Gakked from...who haven't I gakked it from?

- Choose a singer/band/group
- Answer using ONLY titles of songs by that singer/band/group
- Tag 7 more people. Or not.

I chose Pearl Jam

1. Are you male or female? Don't Call Me Daughter
2. Describe yourself. Crazy Mary
3. What do people feel when they're around you? Alive
4. How would you describe your previous relationship? Last Kiss
5. Describe your current relationship.  Nothing Man
6. Where would you want to be now? Garden
7. How do you feel about love? Once
8. What's your life like? Nothing as it Seems
9. What would you ask for if you had only one wish? Wishlist
10. Say something wise. Even Flow

Book MeMe

Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:42 pm
tjs_whatnot: (TotP-book can save a life)
 The famous book meme.....
Gakked from madam_minnie


Although there are some on this list that I have read and would NEVER, EVER read again (yeah, I'm talking to you Poisonwood Bible!) I can't really say that I hated any of them. I have a hard time not finishing a book I've started and a really hard time not liking--or at least admiring--books that I finish. What's that called? Oh yeah, a Catch-22!

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