msmcknittington
17 December 2008 @ 12:33 am
Gots it from [livejournal.com profile] devikat.

Meme: Go to urbandictionary.com and type your answers to the following into the search bar.

Memage )

In conclusion, Urban Dictionary is not the place for me, as I believe it to be mostly updated by antisemites.
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msmcknittington
09 December 2008 @ 12:37 am
Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line (unless the first line reveals the song title) from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and song title correctly.


Um, so I could guess none of the ones that [livejournal.com profile] cigarettes214 posted, but I'm a little brainfried. And who doesn't love a meme when you're all hopped up on cold medicine and hot chocolate?

As always, if I can't understand what the hell these people are singing, I'm not putting it down. Also, if I didn't like song. I'm a rebel, Dottie!

1. Doing everything by heart
2. Can't explain all the feelings you're making me feeeEEEl
3. Go on and close the curtains, because all we need is candlelight
Save Tonight -- Eagle Eye Cherry
4. You're a song written by the hands of god
5. Suerte que en el sur hayas nacido y que burlemos las distancias
6. Hey, baby, tell me what we're gonna do
7. Every step of the way we walk the line
8. We are for today
9. Anyone who's ever had a heart
10. Inside the labyrinth walls
11. It's the season of grace coming out of the void
Atheist Christmas Carol -- Vienna Teng
12. Well, I saw you with your hands above your head, spinning around, trying not to look down
13. In this proud land we grew up strong
Don't Give Up -- Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush
14. Now, don't just walk away, pretending everything's OK
15. When we were young, we pledged allegiance very morning of our lives
16. My latest sun is sinking fast
17. Now you are here, again beside me
Finale -- Les Miserables
18. A certain maid I know is so afraid her beau will never ask her, Will you name the day?
19. Let me take you down
Strawberry Fields Forever -- Beatles
20. Marie douceur c'est ainsi que tu me surnommes
21. In the town where I was born, lived a man who sailed the sea
Yellow Submarine -- The Beatles
22. We're only human, baby
23. A figure dressed in the finest attire that money can buy
Kidding -- Imogen Heap
24. Say, when you're alone, it's better because nobody knows you
25. All the time, I'm finding ways to make things fall in line

NOTE: One of these songs is only listed because I memorized it in French. Because the song is just that awesome, that's why.
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Current Music: The Libertine -- Patrick Wolf
 
 
msmcknittington
02 December 2008 @ 12:10 pm
1. Put your music player on shuffle
2. The first lines of twenty songs = a poem; the first line of the twenty-first song is the title

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] michellek.

My addendum to these is that if it's instrumental or in a language I can't speak, then I get to skip it. Because what do you do? Write [violins]?

Eclectic musical taste means a good time! )

Well, they're words. And they are in stanzas. And they make sense after a fashion, but there's not much narrative structure.
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msmcknittington
28 November 2008 @ 09:38 pm
Adopt one today!

Click my dragon! Click it!

Now is the time when we dance! Sshhprockets!

If it's a boy, I'm going to name him Ivo. If it's a girl, I'm going to call her Agharad. Because Angharad is totally a lady dragon name. I don't even know I get to name the dragon, but those are the names I will call it by, regardless.

Now click the egg so my dragon doesn't die! I love little Angharad already. Or Ivo.
 
 
Current Music: Wandering Stars -- Portishead
 
 
msmcknittington
27 November 2008 @ 04:28 pm
Your rainbow is shaded violet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.






That's totes me, except they forgot to mention that part about how I'm impatient to master something. But patient with other people . . . hmm.
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msmcknittington
12 November 2008 @ 07:47 pm
If you saw ME in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for? Answer me, then if you want, post to your own journal and see how many crimes you get accused of.


Everybody on my friends list is doing this, but I have no idea what to tell all of you. So, I'm going to say that you all would be tossed in a cop car after yelling at some kids for kicking puppies, which made their parents really mad, because those puppies needed kicking, so they called the cops and lied and said that you were enticing their children with candy.

It was a total frame up.
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Current Music: Lover, You Should Have Come Over -- Jeff Buckley
 
 
msmcknittington
16 October 2008 @ 01:17 am
1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.

[livejournal.com profile] marymont gave me X. [livejournal.com profile] marymont is mean.

1. Xerxes -- Whoa there before you say he was real. I highly doubt the the real Xerxes had anything in common with the Xerxes in 300. The Xerxes I have in mind is pretty damned fabulous. Not many folks can get away with wearing that much gold.

2. Xander from Buffy -- Kind of annoying, really. Thought I did find his sections of the musical episode highly entertaining.

3. X-Men -- They are mutants. Really cool mutants. I kind of have a crush on Beast, which weirds me out, because he's covered in blue fur and is, you know, more animal than man. But wouldn't he be an awesome date? Way better than Gambit, who is a little alpha. No amount of Cajun accent can fix that.

4. [Charles] Xavier -- The leader of the X-Men. He has a levitating wheelchair, because he was paralyzed when an alien dropped a boulder on him. (No, really. I just read it in Wikipedia, and I trust Wikipedia to know this sort of thing.)

5. Xilonen -- Aztec goddess of corn. (Ha! Spanish minor represent!) I'm just going to quote the Wikipedia page here: "Every September a young girl representing Chicomecoatl was sacrificed. The priests decapitated the girl, collected her blood and poured it over a figurine of the goddess. The corpse was then flayed and the skin was worn by a priest." Interesting, huh? I was just reading in Food in History by Reay Tannahill that the Spanish conquistadors were really disturbed by Aztec human sacrifice and cannibalism when they encountered it, despite the almost endless executions that happened in Spain.
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Current Music: Ghost Song -- Patrick Wolf
 
 
msmcknittington
12 October 2008 @ 02:24 pm
Since I have no content past, "Oh, I am le sique, *cough cough*", I give you another meme. Only it requires internet friend participation.

1. Think of the first word* that comes to mind when you think of me.
2. Go to Google Images and search for that word.
3. Reply to this post with a link to one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).
4. Put this in your own journal so that I can do the same.


*I'm going to go ahead here and disbar my first name from being a possibility. Because I am mean like that. So no googling Sarah, folks.

Also, since downloading "Tristan" what? Four days ago? I have listened to it seventy-two times. That's right, setenta y dos. My god, obsessive much?
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Current Music: Augustine -- Patrick Wolf
 
 
msmcknittington
02 October 2008 @ 05:19 pm
* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.


Nonfiction )

Fiction )
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msmcknittington
11 September 2008 @ 08:51 pm
Simple idea really, follow these three steps:
1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random - the article you get will be your band's name.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 - the last four words of the last quote will be your album name (you'll need to refresh this page each time you want a new album name).

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ - and the third picture will be your album cover.*

If you aren't allowed to download your flickr pic just view the source and search for 'src="http://farm' and you'll uncover the url. Eg. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2699654347_7bac7e3c01.jpg?v=0

You can photoshop your album cover if you like.

This is so alternative girl band with breathy vocals and some piano and guitar )
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Current Music: So Much Beauty in Dirt -- Modest Mouse
 
 
msmcknittington
05 June 2008 @ 09:25 pm
A comment on my journal has prompted me to have a brainstorm. It's a little bit pay-it-forward and a little bit random acts of kindness and a little bit kicking my friends in the seats of the pants and . . . enough rambling.

I'm posting to encourage the people on my friends list to start a compliment wave. For as long as you remember, when you see someone post something in their journal or in a comment that pleases you, acknowledge it! Tell them that the things they have to say about the way Captain Crunch leaves the roof of your mouth all raw is really entertaining, or that their insights into origami folding are really . . . insightful. You get the drill? Spread the love, guys! Just spread the random acts of kindness liberally through LJ-land.
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Current Music: Oh Injury -- Rasputina
 
 
msmcknittington
13 May 2008 @ 04:07 pm
Meme robbing from [livejournal.com profile] bklynwebgrrl. I didn't have cable or network TV for a year, so I watched a lot of movies while doing homework. My roommate may also have drug me to a lot of stupid movies, the jerk. Also, I might just watch a lot of movies.

Put "I've seen __ of these 168 movies" in the subject line and repost. SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 168 movies on this list. Put your score in header and re-post.

o noes long list )

Grand Total: 109

I have no life! Things I already know for $500, Alex.
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Current Music: Only Happy When It Rains -- String Quartet Tribute to Garbage
 
 
msmcknittington
10 April 2008 @ 11:48 am
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.

This cabinet dazzled me, it was so full of light: it deafened me, it was clamorous with voices: it stifled me, it was so hot, chocking, thronged.

"De l'ordre! Due silence!" cried M. Paul. "Is this chaos?" he demanded; and there was a hush. With a dozen words, and as many gestures, he turned out half the persons present, and obliged the remnant to fall into rank. Those left were all in costume: they were the performers, and this was the greenroom. M. Paul introduced me.


A very interesting use of colons by Miss Charlotte Bronte in this passage from Villette.
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Current Music: Michelle -- The Beatles
 
 
msmcknittington
27 March 2008 @ 09:06 pm
Gotten from my internet twin, [livejournal.com profile] cigarettes214. Basically, the dealio with this meme is that you comment on this post to be tagged, and I will select 6 of your userpics, and then you explain why you have those userpics. That's what I did!

Dark and eldritch horrors lie beneath )
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Current Music: You're the Only One -- Maria Mena
 
 
msmcknittington
08 March 2008 @ 07:21 pm
Who comments the most on this journal? )

Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] devikat

In other news, I'm ready to bash heads. Then I will drink a glass of pasteurized milk and laugh maniacally, because, yo, that's how I roll.
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msmcknittington
16 February 2008 @ 12:46 am
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] mswhatsit, in whose post all the quotes I knew had already been guessed.

There may be miniseries mixed in freely here. Be warned.

The rules:

1. Pick 15 movies you know/like/love.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

1. Robin of Locksley? I've just come from Maid Marian, the woman whose heart you've stolen, you prince of tease, you! I knew her parents before they were taken in the plague, Lord and Lady Bahgel. You know, you two were made for each other. I mean, what a combination. Locksley and Bahgel! It can't miss! Robin Hood: Men in Tights, identified by [livejournal.com profile] fidgety, who I should have known would know this.

2. I believe I've seen hell, and it's white, snow white.

3. Yes, I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door! Ever After, identified by [livejournal.com profile] quincy134, who knows the best line ever out of this movie.

4. Licentiousness is made a show! Vanity and pride are likewise made a show! This is the very business of show! Shakespeare in Love, identified by [livejournal.com profile] tattycat, who appears to have a talent for this.

5. Anybody want a peanut? The Princess Bride, identified by [livejournal.com profile] mswhatsit, who obviously has excellent taste in movies.

6. Checkov, huh? Well, this here's McCoy. Find a Spock, we got us an away team. Boondock Saints, identified by [livejournal.com profile] tattycat

7. I believe he said his name was Millicent Bystander.

8. So God was creating man. And his little assistant came up to him and he said: "Hey, we've got all these bodies left, but we're right out of brains, we're right out of hearts and we're right out of vocal chords." And God said: "Fuck it! Sew 'em up anyway. Smack smiles on the faces and make them talk out of their arses." And lo, God created the Tory Party.

9. I will have one mistress here . .. and no master! Elizabeth, identified by [livejournal.com profile] mswhatsit AND [livejournal.com profile] tattycat

10. I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster and drank pina coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. Groundhog Day, identified by [livejournal.com profile] mswhatsit

11. She had a Mount Rushmore t-shirt on, and those guys never looked so good. Especially Jefferson and Lincoln. Kind of bloated but happy.

12. Paul Power . . . Paul for President . . . Paul . . . promise . . . progress . . . peanut.

13. Someday you'll find a man, a good man, and you'll love him, and marry him, and live and die for him. And I'll be hanged if I stand by and watch. Little Women, identified by [livejournal.com profile] tattycat

14. I'm very discreet . . . but I will haunt your dreams.

15. Diabetes! I ought to know better than to hire anybody with a disease.
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Current Music: Rain -- Pretty Balanced
 
 
msmcknittington
06 January 2008 @ 03:05 pm
1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/special:random:
The article's title is the name of your band.

2) http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3:
The last four words of the last quote is the title of your album.

3) http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/:
The third picture is the cover art for your album.

4) Throw them together using a graphics app. Post the result.

I can hear the piano already, and see the light flashing off my sequined evening gown )
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Current Music: The Bonny Swans -- Loreena McKennit
 
 
msmcknittington
05 January 2008 @ 02:43 am
From the illustrious [livejournal.com profile] aikea_guinea (who I totally thought was named Aikea for the first three or four months I internet-knew her.)

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 35 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own.

Drums in the Deep )

My non-professional analysis reveals that I listen to a lot of music that was popular when I was in middle school.
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