Icon meme

Apr. 13th, 2010 05:53 pm
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Have had the posting blahs for weeks. Forgot that memes had been designed for just such times.

01. How do you feel right now?


cut for the rest )
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So last night I had front row seats to Pink. And I... I don't know if I have words yet to describe the UNBELIEVABLY MINDBLOWING AWESOME that was that concert. Seriously, beg, borrow or steal your way to one of her concerts if you even vaguely like her. I promise you you will not be disappointed. Personally I feel like I'm in love, I keep smiling randomly and skipping, and I actually cried at the beauty of her final act. I may be a dork, but ... no, no she actually is that awesome. I can't believe my 'I don't really go to mainstream concerts' snobbery held me back from going until now! She is THE SHIT.

I'm totally going to picspam the bejesus out of of my actual concert review, but while I'm enjoying the afterglow and gathering material, I thought I'd play a meme (via [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777).

The Favourite Character Meme

1. Write a list of 15 of your fandoms; including films, TV series, books and stage shows.
2. Ask people on your flist to pick a fandom and guess who your favourite character is from it.
3. If they guess right, you must explain why this character is or became your favourite.
4. If you share this fandom with the poster guess who their favourite is too.

for my faves )
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Ahh, *happy sigh*. It is December, that joyful time of the year when all good atheists (like moi!) co-opt religious festivals for their own enjoyment... Yes, we really are evil.

Holiday wishlist: rules )

Holiday wishlist: mine )

If you've made a wishlist, link me to it!

Disclaimer: I love this meme and frequently read other peoples' lists looking for things to give to others, however I'm not very timely. I'm just as likely to give you something randomly mid-year for no reason as in December. *g*

Reminder: [livejournal.com profile] wish_list is collecting holiday wish lists.
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Friday Night Lights vid recs
I haven't posted many vid recs in ages, and I have a bit of a backlog which I hope to get to soon, but as a start I have a treat (two treats!) today for the Friday Night Lights fans on my friendslist. And for anyone who wants to know why you should watch this show... start here, with two amazing vids from [livejournal.com profile] chasarumba:

Something Beautiful is a Tami character study and an incredibly eloquent portrait of motherhood. It captures Tami's strength and determination, as well as her struggles and her fragility. It's a beautiful tribute to one of my favourite female characters on television. Tami is at once ordinary and extraordinary--I guess that's true of motherhood as well--and this vid captures that perfectly.

Let The Sun Fall Down is a vid I should have watched a long, long time ago. But for anyone else like me that hasn't seen it: it is THE perfect Friday Night Lights vid. *calls it* It's beautiful and heartbreaking and spine-tingly and full of HEART. It would have made me miss the show, except that I can just put it on repeat, stick my headphones on, sing along and tear up all over again...

Doctor Who
brief flippant comments on the Silence in The Library and whatever the second part was called )

That personality type meme doing the rounds
For anyone that's interested, this is me.
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I tried to post about this earlier in the week but LJ ate it. :( Smallville got a Season 8! Whoo! My hopes for this include: Erica in every episode, Michael in a guest-star arc, Justin and Annette back at least once each. *crossing fingers madly*

And even more exciting (because I thought it was less likely): FNL has picked up a season 3 deal. Hooray! I am actually immensely relieved that we won't have to leave the characters where they are currently. I neeeeeed to see more.

I got tagged for that 20 questions meme by both [livejournal.com profile] mskatej and [livejournal.com profile] redteekal.

Here's the deal: People who have been tagged post their answers and replace any question they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves. Tag 8 people. Those who are tagged cannot refuse (well, I'm saying you can refuse if you really don't want to do it). These 8 people must state who they were tagged by. You cannot tag the person who tagged you.

cut for answers to daft questions )

I changed #13 because I am so sick of the US elections. And I tag: [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777, [livejournal.com profile] brokenmnemonic, [livejournal.com profile] bradcpu, [livejournal.com profile] talitha78, [livejournal.com profile] allzugern, [livejournal.com profile] slinkling, [livejournal.com profile] c_mantix and [livejournal.com profile] hazyshade.
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This is what happens when you don't plan your weekends in advance... you end up posting memes on a Saturday night! *headdesk*


NerdTests.com says I'm a Slightly Dorky Light-Weight Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!
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For the character meme, [livejournal.com profile] dionusia asked for three things about 'Lee, post-Resurrection Ship'. They grew into longer snippets because I fail at being concise. I promised these to [livejournal.com profile] dionusia and I like to keep my promises--but they come with a serious Leemo warning, k? ;-)

1. Hard day for dreaming Lee: post-Resurrection Ship, Epiphanies )

2.Random acts of hopelessness Lee: post-Black Market )

3. Take it easy Lee: post-Sacrifice )

She also asked for three times that Lee lost control, pre-mini-series.
1. Dinner )

2. Kara )

3. Zak's funeral )

ETA: To distract you from this post, there is the most wonderful meta-y and shippy discussion of Unfinished Business going on at [livejournal.com profile] sasa_hq. *nudges*
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I really must re-read those books before the movie, but I remember loving them, and I'm enchanted by the website and this meme: is this me? )
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I have been anxious and jittery this week, hence the lack of posting. I have a stressful work commitment tomorrow which will mean I won't be able to watch Smallville until the weekend (grrr... after it's been off for so long... grrr). Hopefully I will feel much better when it's over.

Since it seems as if I am not alone in finding this week bleak/stressful/difficult, I figured I should post something cheerifying.

I have become quite fixated with this list of the top-ten lesbian-ish men. And not only because Jamie is on it. ;-) cut for ramblings on this matter )

[livejournal.com profile] bananainpyjamas tagged me for the ten favourite things meme. My 10 favourite things beginning with 'R' (some with pictures, and in no particular order) )
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Wow! )

And because it is Friday with no Smallville (boo!), so I have time to kill, a meme for my f'list:
Comment and I will...
1 - Tell you why I friended you.
2 - Associate you with a song/film/tv show.
3 - Tell a random fact about you.
4 - Tell a first memory about you.
5 - Associate you with a character/pairing.
6 - Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7 - Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
8 - In return please spread this disease in your LJ.
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I got tagged by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny and since I like this meme and can imagine people being perplexed by my username, I am passing it on.

Post the explanation of where your user name came from. Then tag ten users whose explanations you would like to hear. If you are tagged, post your explanation to your page.
I haven't had many nicknames in my life, but when I was a younger bop, I used to go out Thursday and Saturday nights to the indie-pop/britpop clubs in town, and it's there that I acquired 'bop radar' as a nickname. My best friend originally dubbed me with it because, if I recall correctly, we were giggling at some poor DJ who was sadly the only person bopping along to his mixing. Apart from me. And then I started scanning the room for anyone else exhibiting any inclination to bop. I'm one of those people who has to move to music at concerts or in clubs. I just really don't see the point of all this standing still and looking suave business. And Melbourne clubs/gigs have only become more still and lifeless in the years since. 'Tis a great complaint of mine. Anyway, I think I was 'Bop radar' or occasionally 'Bop raider' (my friend being fond of wordplay) on my friend's phone for a good seven years or so... possibly more. When I got an LJ, it was the only alias that sprang to mind. I didn't put much thought into it. It was years before I actually started posting in my LJ. But 'Bop' or 'Boppy' feels like my name on here now. :-) I don't think I could change it.

I tag [livejournal.com profile] bloodygoodgirl, [livejournal.com profile] c_mantix, [livejournal.com profile] huzzlewhat, [livejournal.com profile] brandil and really anyone who wants to do this. :-)

PS. What is this 'Blood Ties' and should I care?
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I have been greatly enjoying the 'Top Five' meme that has been doing the rounds for vidders and writers alike. It's fabulous to find out what the artists themselves like best, and it's also allowed me to discover some great older works of people on my friendslist, or works in their previous fandoms.

Initially I didn't think I'd be able to reciprocate. I haven't written five fics and I haven't made five vids, and most of my fannish output is meta... but then I thought that that really isn't in the spirit of the meme at all. So, here is my modified Top Five meme:

Post a list of your top five favorite fannish achievements, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've done, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

1. Picspam: Jamie Bamber
Why I love it: It's Jamie! *points* I frequently revisit this post myself to stare dreamily. I pimp it to people I think could possibly converted. *iz evol* Hey, at the end of the day, I'm as shallow as the next fan.

2. Meta: Lex's journey in Season 4 (Smallville)
Why I love it: It's controversial! ;-) This is my 'not a lightswitch' essay, which I think pretty much defined me when I entered SV fandom just before the start of Season 4. I love it too because there are dozens of people I have friended who do not agree with me, but we're friends anyway and so many of them have said they appreciate a different point of view. To which I say: me TOO! And thank you!

3. Vid: Don't U Eva (Battlestar Galactica, Kara/Leoben)
Why I love it: Sinful as it is that the only BSG vid I've made is not of my OTP and doesn't even contain my favourite character, I will always love this, my first full vid, because it taught me so much and it's where I found the joy in vidding for the first time. I can rewatch it (occasionally) without flinching and I'm proud of that.

4. Vid: Life for rent (Friday Night Lights, Tyra)
Why I love it: It's the vid that brought be back from the edge... Without it, Like a friend would never have been finished. And unlike Like a friend, I actually enjoy watching it! :-) I threw it together very very fast and without pausing to self-critique. I like it because I trusted myself so much, and because it allowed me to explore my early love for a character in a new fandom. This vid still gives me hope! (Now I just need to learn how to employ similar objectivity while vidding characters/fandoms/pairings that I'm way more invested in.)

5. Vid recs: Vid recs
Why I love them: Because of the joy in watching vids and in sharing that with others. I started out very casually with these, but increasingly I've been wanting to develop a more consistent reccing practice and so this list is also a promise of more to come. Think of it as a WIP. ;-)

Note: having personally modified the meme did not actually make it any easier to answer! Honourable mentions go to the essay on maternal forces in Lex Luthor's life (because it informs my view of Lex so heavily), my lust list (because [livejournal.com profile] radioreverie made it so pretty), and the BSG 'Maelstrom' meta that made at least three people cry (apparently).

I tag everyone whose diverse output means they don't fall into any clear category of 'fic-writer' or 'vidder'. Meta peeps! Reccers! Picspam-ers! I'm calling you!

ETA: HTML errors fixed, and if anyone actually wants to see the vids, I'm more than happy to re-upload them. *g*

Memes

Jan. 19th, 2007 09:24 am
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It's RAINING, people, RAINING!!! *runs around excitedly* In celebration of this fact, and the Friday-ness and the SV-day-ness, I am actually doing memes.

I've posted my username at the Tell Me What to Create Anonymeme ... I'd be particularly interested in vidding ideas--and they're more likely to be pursued than fic ideas, but I'm also just generally curious. And if you have any meta requests, they're also welcome! *bats eyelashes*

And I love icons, so I'm doing the icon meme doing the rounds as well.

Comment here using the icon you think best represents me, reminds you of me, and I'll reply back with the one I feel is best suited to you. This is a fun (and possibly heartbreaking) way to see what your flist really thinks of you, and to snag new icons, as well.

ETA: The rain is putting the fires out!!!! *parties* They think their might be enough over the weekend to quench them--after 54 days.
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A little while ago I got tagged by someone (was it [livejournal.com profile] chimosa?) for the 'six things' meme. So here are six things you may not know about me (for some reason all of these are of the embarrassing admission variety).

1. I have a really loud laugh. I rarely think about it but every so often someone reminds me just how loud it is.
Guys in design department at the opposite side of the building: Oh, yes, we always know when it's Friday! We hear you giggling.
Friend at uni: Were you outside X building on Thursday at 10? I thought so. I was in a fifth floor classroom and heard you.
*blush*

2. I have approximately 5 floor-ceiling bookshelves worth of books and consider this my bare minimum required library. (I actually sell/lend/get rid of a lot of books--there's a high turnover.)

3. I'm not very neat. I'm also not very coordinated. Put them together and you get: sprained ankle from hurdling a pile of papers beside my desk at work. Apparently I yelped like a cow in labour. Flattering, huh?!

4. I faint a lot. Consequently I have an array of embarrassing fainting stories. Unlike Lana Lang I don't bounce back like rubber. In fact, I remember a mortifying time when I was around 11 or 12, and we'd just reached that school stage of 'omg! boys are boys!' when I fainted on a boy. I woke with my head in his lap. He was staring determinedly at the ceiling and I've no idea who was more mortified--me or him.

5. I have absolutely no ability to flirt. I am the anti-flirt. Recently a cute boy in glasses tried to (I think) pick me up as we crossed the road at some traffic lights. I was reading, as usual.
Cute-glasses-boy: *popping right up in my face* Hey! how do you do that? I'd get so many bruises if I tried to read and walk at the same time!'
Me: *blank stare of doom* Um. I've always been able to do it.
Cute-glasses-boy: *persisting* What you readin'?
Me: *turning Vietnam War memoir over* This.
Cute-glasses-boy: *obviously nowhere to go* Ok. Any good?
Me: Yup.
Lights change, I move to cross road reading, out of the corner of my eye I see him head in a different direction... at least I thought so. Except thirty seconds later I look behind me and he's trailing me.
Cute-glasses-boy: *a bit embarrassed* Oh, I'm just trying to see how you do that! How do you not run into things?
Me: Peripheral vision.
Cute-glasses-boy: Oh... ok... *finally runs away*
I've thought back on this, and you know what? It's not that I was trying to shrug him off. I actually thought he was quite lovely. And ok, I have a boyfriend, but flirting is flattering, right? No, it wasn't a lack of willingness... it was COMPLETE AND UTTER INABILITY TO FLIRT.


6. Recently I got [livejournal.com profile] supacat to teach me the basics (absolute basics) of Final Cut Pro and I've been obsessed ever since. It's all terribly tricky still, but I am having SO much fun! :-)

I made a practice vidlet if anyone would like to see it. I had to find a very short song and only had Season 6 Smallville eps to work with, so I was seriously limited creatively. But it turned into a study of Clark's relationships early season 6.

Situations
7.4 MB, MP4
Smallville: Clark character/relationship study
Spoilers: 6.01-6.06
Song: Situations, Jack Johnson
Feedback: If you do dl, 'twould be awesome!

I have heaps more to learn! 'Tis very exciting! \o/

ETA: And also now the link actually works. Btw, vid quality is not high because I haven't got the hang of exporting yet.
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I am busy imbibing caffeine in preparation for mainlining Six Feet Under with a friend who hasn't ever seen it. *rubs hands gleefully*

Meanwhile, the girls at [livejournal.com profile] the_mas are holding a Special Edition Comment Day... Comment Weekend!



Comment Day nearly always prompts me to comment in journals I don't often comment in, or even find entirely new journals (and new friends) in which to do so--so if I suddenly appear out of nowhere with a random remark this weekend ... well, this is why! *dorks*

In support of this event (and because comments are, indeed, happyful-making!), I'm posting one of the memes that's been doing the rounds recently...

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 no tallowed to get even slightly irritated at any of the questions - we've all missed things before.
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From [livejournal.com profile] tehjules, who has challenged me to a terrifying combination of sandwich toppings.

If you comment to this post...
1. I'll respond with something random about you
2. I'll challenge you to try something
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you
4. I'll tell you something I like about you
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours

(OK, that's my meme quota for the year. Phew!)
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Doctor Who
The tenth doctor's series started here in Aus last night. I had seen the first six episodes of the Nine series, and despite my reservations was really enjoying the complexities that Eccleston brought to the character. And I was hyped for David Tennant, having seen snippets in the UK when I was there. But I didn't expect to instantly love him as much as I did. I was squeeing crazily. Already! And Ten was catatonic for most of the episode. *blinks* Even so, DT managed to convey the wonderfully mercurial quality of the Doctor, and he's just so wee and slight and fragile and fey. I just want to squish him! Eee! And glasses! *dorks* Is love. What can I say?

(And y'all are killing me with your 2.13 DW posts! I can't even imagine how much better it gets...)

So I have to kill time until I see POTC2 tonight, but luckilly I have a few memes to do. Memes often irk me, and these ones are particularly bossy. So despite what they say below, please only consider yourselves tagged if you want to be!

From [livejournal.com profile] mskatej, Once you've been tagged, you have to write a blog with six random facts about yourself. In the end you need to choose six people to be tagged and list their names
six random facts )

From [livejournal.com profile] carpenyx, Once you are tagged you MUST write a journal/blog entry about your 6 weird habits/things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next six people to be tagged and list their names.
six weird habits )
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Hello new friends! *waves*

As way of introduction, I have a couple of memes.

[livejournal.com profile] herohunter tagged me for the Simple Pleasures meme.
Read more... )

Ten Random Things Meme, from [livejournal.com profile] norwich36, with thanks for the handy paste-able list!
Read more... )

FYI, if you are curious about my Smallville or BSG meta, it's collected here.
My crack!fic PhotocopyBoy!Lex is collected here

And if you are new to my f'list, you should ask me a question! Any question! *g*
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Whee! It's [livejournal.com profile] the_mas's Comment Day, which I am kicking off 'early' since it's well and truly Friday in my part of the world.

For those of you who are new to this event--it's basically an excuse to spam LJ with comments, because we all love them! And so I can garner 'em myself, I've even done a couple of memes.

Music meme )

Icon meme )

Also, I want to pimp a couple of people who've delighted me this week:
[livejournal.com profile] elsmoka whose icons I have discovered, and who granted permission for me to use the fab Jake 'goodlooking revolutionaries' icon. Mwah!
[livejournal.com profile] lastscorpion who wrote Ponyville which made me laugh myself silly (it's a Smallville/My Little Ponies crossover-lol!)
As always, the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] estrella30 and [livejournal.com profile] mskatej for upping my porn quota for the week.
[livejournal.com profile] radioreverie for amusing me with her oh-so-honest unpopular opins (I luv rebels) and for converting me against my will to Jonny-Greenwood-appreciation.
Also... any Chlex fans on my list should check out [livejournal.com profile] sinecure's icons. And encourage her not to abandon SV! ;-)

There. If the MASsians on my f'list can't find *something* in this post to comment on, you lose at Comment Day! *pokes tongue* (Bonus points to anyone that comments in my crazy but beloved [livejournal.com profile] mahabarata comm!)

Memes

Dec. 1st, 2005 11:10 pm
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I fall into the [livejournal.com profile] ethrosdemon school of thought on memes: they are often boring. However, I truly enjoyed and learnt things from this one doing the rounds on my flist at the moment. And so in the spirit of reciprocity, I post my:

Ten Things To Know About Me
Read more... )

Oh and [livejournal.com profile] polarenigma also tagged me for the Five OTPs meme I think the idea is you list your five with the moment when they became your OTP.
Read more... )

Warning: it got long.

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