writer meme

Aug. 7th, 2011 01:54 am
fileg: (the professor)
I found out from [livejournal.com profile] lindahoyland's test that you could actually get Tolkien as an answer on the writer quiz. I went back, determined to run everything I had through the engine till it told me I had a winner.

I got LeGuin twice more, then Neil Gaiman 4 times in a row. *G*

I finally got my Tolkien badge - for Slouching Toward Gondolin!


I write like
J. R. R. Tolkien

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!


fandom meme

Jul. 9th, 2011 01:36 am
fileg: (herugrim)
Go look at your blog/journal. Find the last Fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the Zombie Apocalypse. How fucked are you?

My last tagged Fandom post was about the quality of the big screen Two Towers. The only character-related mention by name was the big screen bluray edition of gollum's butt crack.

I'm not sure if that means I'm hosed or safe......

At the bottom of the post, there was passing mention of Aragorn's Wedding - that crowd could take the zombies, no prob.

Also mentioned were the Bronies of Rohan. I don't know how they would fare, but I would pay to see that movie.
fileg: (balance)
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At this age, I believe I would be called *What's WRONG With You!?!" And wherever obvious stupidity was abounding, I would hit people with -- oh, probably a stick. (Special circumstances might require hitting them with reference books, the OED (if I can still lift it), large framed pictures of their mother being appalled at their rudeness... you know, whatever it takes.)

If you had asked me in my 20's, this is not the hero I would have chosen to be. But, I am much, much improved since then.

spoiled

Aug. 27th, 2010 05:42 am
fileg: (big damn heroes)
Friday Five--August 27, 2010

1. Has anyone ever spoiled a book/movie/etc. for you?

Yes. Usually I don't care, since both Chris and I are the type who, if a book is really slow to get into, sometimes flip to the end to see if it looks worth the trip. And there have actually been a few movies I would never have gone to see without knowing where we were headed.

I was totally spoilered for Serenity though - one of the few times I was being careful not to to know. And there was a woman on one of the old LoTR groups I followed who purposely spoilered Harry Potter (OOTP) and then tried to say she thought it was fine since it wasn't a Harry Potter group. Oh please! I had never read a HP book at the time, but it pissed me off on to see an entire group of friends get spoiled at once. How hard is it to be a decent human.

2. Have you ever spoiled a book/movie/etc. for anyone?

Yes, but it was an accident. I had dinner with the friends who had turned me into a project runway fan, and asked them what they thought of a particular win. It was months after - but she was waiting to see it with her kids when they came home from college. Now I am waaay careful about how I phrase an opening move.

I also had a couple of occasions before Return of the King where people said some of my drabbles had spoilers. I don't apologize for that - My journal was started to talk book Tolkien with friends, and the book had been out for 50 years. And who even knew then where the movies would go? For instance, I never could have imagined that Denethor!

3. Are you (or were you) spoiled as a child?

Well, I was an only child. And so was my brother. I would be incorrect if I didn't say yes, but I was a kid who wanted books and a chance to hang out with my grandparents generation and hear stories. So, I was both spoiled, and a cheap date.

Jim has always done his best to spoil me. And I try to spoil him back. And I am still (mostly) a cheap date.

4. Do you put spoiler cuts when you discuss books/film in your journal?

I do. And I don't make the cuts spoilery, like someone on my list! LOL!


5. Is there any food spoiling in your ktichen right now?

Not produce-y kind of things, at least not at the moment. But Jim is always finding things in the pantry that I hoarded we and forgot. The other day he found a package of microwave popcorn that expired in 2001. Teabags don't actually spoil, but the do get mighty flat and dusty when they're 10 years old. That sort of thing surfaces with some regularity.

book meme

Oct. 1st, 2008 11:32 pm
fileg: (elenna)
Book meme! Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] _grayswandir_

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.




I know, this makes it look like I never read anything *but* Tolkien, but I happened to have Return of the King open on my left leg because I was trying to come up with an idea for my drabble.....

I have seen variations on how many sentences, ranging from three to ten, so I let this go to the end of the thought:


Sometimes where the way was broader he had ridden at the king's side, not noticing that many of the Riders smiled to see the two together: the hobbit on his little shaggy grey pony, and the Lord of Rohan on his great white horse. Then he had talked to Théoden, telling him about his home and the doings of the Shire-folk, or listening in turn to tales of the Mark and its mighty men of old. But most of the time, especially on this last day, Merry had ridden by himself just behind the king, saying nothing, and trying to understand the slow sonorous speech of Rohan that he heard the men behind him using. It was a language in which there seemed to be many words that he knew, though spoken more richly and strongly than in the Shire, yet he could not piece the words together. At times some Rider would lift up his clear voice in stirring song, and Merry felt his heart leap, though he did not know what it was about.

All the same he had been lonely, and never more so than now at the day's end. He wondered where in all this strange world Pippin had got to; and what would become of Aragorn and Legolas and Gimli. Then suddenly like a cold touch on his heart he thought of Frodo and Sam. 'I am forgetting them!' he said to himself reproachfully. 'And yet they are more important than all the rest of us. And I came to help them; but now they must be hundreds of miles away, if they are still alive.'
fileg: (faramirs mouth)
as seen all over my CSI group... I intend to field test most of these - purely to protect my friends list, you understand....


top ten trivia facts about Faramir )




top ten trivia facts about Boromir... )

adjectives

Nov. 14th, 2003 01:30 am
fileg: (Default)
1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space.
cluttered

2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer.
volunteer and freelance (webwork and promotions)

3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime.
high-speed, interactive, mythic (fiction)

4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day.
introspective, interesting, stimulating, satisfying

5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life.
contented,, erotic, engaging, pellucid, examined
fileg: (gryphon)
I found this link to Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age at Cruisedirectors. Skipping over the invention of the guillotin, it says "The Marquis de Sade, imprisoned for much of his life, wrote the novel Justine". As a new writer, I intend to take this as a good sign....

-- fileg, the Pollyanna of Polyamory...

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