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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mountain_hiker at Heavy Metal Name
I'm Witch's Tendencies. If I include my middle initial, I could be Witch's Forbidden Tendencies or Witch's Vengeance Tendencies. :P

via [livejournal.com profile] shinga

For me, it's Guilty Gods. My middle initial is the same as the one for my last name, so if I include it, it's Guilty Gods Gods... or Guilty Gods Squared or Guilty Evil Gods.
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Don't know that I agree with this...

You are the Hanged Man

Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.

With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.

The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.

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

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You Are a Penguin

You are a very flexible and imaginative person. You are ready to go anywhere and do anything.

You can be hilariously funny, but you have a serious side to you as well. You are even spiritual.

You are happy being yourself, and you strive to be honest above all else. You're proud of who you are.

You are quirky, charming, and creative. You love to play, and playing with you is an adventure.

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The fifteen authors that most influenced me. (There's a whole paragraph about how to do this meme that I forgot to copy.)

1. Antoine de Saint Exupery
2. Mark Twain
3. St. John of the Cross
4. Emily Dickinson
5. Isaac Asimov
6. Jorge Luis Borges
7. Edgar Allen Poe
8. Agatha Christie
9. Ray Bradbury
10. Voltaire
11. Shakespeare
12. Guillaume Apollonaire
13. Marcel Proust
14. Nathaniel Hawthorne
15. Walt Whitman

Now let me give some reasons.

Looking at this, Proust should probably be higher. I worked in Kolb Proust Archive and have read many of his letters as well as portions of his massive, seven part novel, A la Recherche du Temps Perdu or In Search of Lost Time.

Proust is probably the most important French writer period. There are portions of his work that just flow so beautifully, so wonderfully that they make you envious or having that much talent.

I love mystery novels, so Agatha Christie is a no-brainer.

I first read Antoine de Saint-Exupery in high school. (The book was Wind, Sand and Stars. Then I read The Little Prince and some shorter stuff he had written. Plus, he was an awesome guy. An aviator as well as an author, he flew for the French Resistance and died doing so in 1944.

Twain? Mom and the junior high librarian got me hooked on Twain. I like how he tells stories.

St. John of the Cross? Blame that on my overview of Spanish Lit. professor, Prof. Bacarisse. She had us read two of his poems, and I loved them so much, I tracked down others, and just ended up buying his collected works. (Not a huge book.) A saint and mystic, his poems are about loneliness, despair and joy, with religious overtones, clearly.

Asimov's Foundation Trilogy was among the first Science Fiction I ever read. It was my gateway drug to SF, as it were.

Bradbury deserves to be here for Fahrenheit 451 alone. I also loved his collection I Sing the Body Electric

Borges and Poe... I link them because they explored similar themes... Borges (and much of Latin American literature) was influenced by Poe.
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I do enjoy Renaissance Art, though I also really love the Impressionists.

I don't know that I agree with all the conclusions here, but whatever.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual

10 Renaissance, 6 Islamic, 1 Ukiyo-e, -20 Cubist, -22 Abstract and 5 Impressionist!

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life.  Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art.  They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion.  Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature.  Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.

People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging.  They tend to have a high emotional stability.  They also tend to be more concientious then average.  They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do.  They enjoy life and enjoy living.  They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present.  They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered.  These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive.  They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife.  They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature.  They are open to new aesthetic experiences. 

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

Music meme!

Aug. 8th, 2010 09:42 pm
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As relayed to me by [livejournal.com profile] chris_walsh

1. If you'd like to play along, reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. You then list (and upload or link to the video, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Then, as I'm doing here, you'll post the list to your journal with the instructions.

Chris gave me the letter "g"

I'm notlinking to videos, because, for some reason (probably my own stupidity) I'm not able to.

1. Ghost by the Indigo Girls
This is probably my favorite Indigo Girls song. It's beautiful and heartbreaking. The singer is haunted by this former love, who has moved on, even though the singer has not. It;s interesting: this, Galileo and Love Will Come to You are all among my favorite Indigo Girls songs. They're all on the CD Rites of Passage which isn't their best album.

2. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
One of the best breakup songs out there. It's on their masterwork, Rumors.

3. Go West by The Pet Shop Boys
Yes, this is a cover of a Village People song. The Pet Shop Boys took a dance tune and turned it into something wistful and romantic in its way. It's one of those songs I listen to when I'm feeling down and don't want to wallow. (Unlike, say, the aforementioned Ghost, which I listen to when I want to wallow in my bad mood.)

4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, by Elton John
I just love this song, even though I didn't really understand the lyrics. Elton's diction is... problematic. The feeling of being trapped and just wanting to run away that is the center of this song is something I totally relate to, having felt that way many times when I was younger.

Not so much now. Also, because it;s worth mentioning, the CD Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is amazing.

5. Grace in Gravity by The Story
I just think this is a beautiful song.
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What Is Your Battle Cry?

Stalking over the mountains, wielding two hardened pitas, cometh Oxymoron67! And he gives a spectacular grunt:

"I'm going to brutalize you into a new dimension of pain!"

Find out!
Enter username:
Are you a girl, or a guy ?

created by beatings : powered by monkeys

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I write like
Dan Brown

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

I don't... I CAN'T... no.... *sobs*
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Reply with "WORDS" and I'll give you five words to expound upon. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] luna_k for my words!

1) Independence Day

When I was younger I Loved to see the fireworks. I really did. They were loud and bright and showy: what's not to love? Now, however, I just can't get into it. Standing in huge crowds... feeding the local mosquito population... yes, leave me out.

2) lemonade

I remember when Crystal Light first came out. Lemonade was their first flavor, and it was GROSS. It only vaguely resembles real lemonade. When I think of lemonade, I think of summer and barbecues and running around my aunt and uncles' place in Ligonier. , In the Pittsburgh area (don't know if this was national)... there was that stuff in a carton... Lemon Blennd, I think it was. That was pretty good, too.

3) breezy

I like windy days. Which, given that I lived in Illinois for six years, is probably a good thing. I love a nice breezy, sunny day: they're refreshing and they just make me feel better. Of course, in Illinois, one has to be careful that the "breezy day" doesn't suddenly become a "tornado warning".

4) fairies

Too many gay jokes... must resist...
Actually, when I was a DM, I loved throwing fairies at my player characters every now and then. They added a certain levity between being assaulted by evil vampires and dragons.

5) chocolate

Chocolate! I love chocolate. I have a ridiculously huge sweet tooth. I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon. There was a chocolatier in Champaign that served a warm beverage they called the Maya, which was a hot chocolate with cinnamon and a little ginger, maybe and it was like an orgasm in a cup. Mmmmmmm.

Spy Meme

Jan. 26th, 2009 11:24 am
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Your International Spy Name is Felix Harley

Your Code Name: Rawhide

You Reside in: Geneva

Why You're a Good Spy: You're sneaky


Jan. 20th, 2009 08:10 am
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oxymoron67's Dewey Decimal Section:

456 [Unassigned]

oxymoron67 = 5453585467 = 545+358+546+7 = 1456

400 Language

Linguistics and language books.

What it says about you:
You value communication, even with people who are different from you. You like trying new things don't mind being exposed to unfamiliar territory. You get bored with routines that never change.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at Spacefem.com


Jan. 16th, 2009 02:16 pm
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Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LiveJournal. Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

"Neither of these two new networks had a noticeable effect on the big three networks' viewership." (Referring to the WB and UPN)

From Electronic Media: Then, Now and Later by Medoff and Kaye

I'm reviewing this book because we may use it in our media classes.

A meme

Jan. 4th, 2009 11:46 pm
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Seen in too many places to mention.

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I'm a
Self-Knowing Self-Improving Builder

I suppose I need to buy the book to see what that means.


Dec. 22nd, 2008 06:04 pm
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As seen on [livejournal.com profile] alfiechat

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Hark! Who is that, skulking along the cliffs! It is Oxymoron67, hands clutching a sharpened screwdriver! And with a spectacular cry, his voice cometh:

"I'm going to beat you until you bleed puke, then steal your lederhosen!!"

Find out!
Enter username:
Are you a girl, or a guy ?

created by beatings : powered by monkeys

That's right! Guard your lederhosen!
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New Meme - here is the first sentence of the first post of each month of the last year.

January - I was visiting Pittsburgh and, even though this was a quiet family holiday, I've come back with material for about a dozen journal entries.

February - So, the whole mess with CLASP is continuing. I've talked with my boss, and he has made it quite clear that I will hear about it if I don't do some sort of presentation for it. (Note: CLASP was a conference being held at my college that I wanted nothing to do with.)

March - I've had a busy past few days.

April - My class has been a little... raucous.. over the past few sessions.

May - Believe it or not, I've never really had to deal with students who missed midterms before.

June - So, I was reading The Economist and one of their columns concerned the Libertarians, one of many minor American parties.

July - While waiting for the shipment of books from Amazon to arrive, I present to you my thoughts on My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders-An Intimate History of Damage and Denial by Stephen and Norbert Lebert

August - Thanks to snarkel's poll, I now have that song running through my head. (Note: That song was Brandy... she *IS* a fine girl, after all.)

September - I got to work at 8:00 and stop by the department office to pick up my mail (since the department's office is conveniently located three blocks away from my office).

October - Lorca's family doesn't block opening of mass grave.

November - I have met this particular SAT skills class four times out of ten.

December - I can't believe that this is the 20th Annual World AIDS Day. (This is techniclly from the second post of the month, but the first post was a covnersation between mom and myself, and the sentence would have made no sense out of context.)
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As seen on [livejournal.com profile] adelheid_p

You know the Bible 93%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
Take More Quizzes

Ha! And they say Catholics don't read the Bible.

music meme

Nov. 25th, 2008 09:23 am
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Gakked from several sources.

1. Put your iTunes on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

Some are really good. Some are... odd.
Answers under the cut. )
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] adelheid_p

You Are Mince Pie

Admit it, this isn't the first time that someone has called you "beefy"

That's right. I'm beefy. I'm luxuriating in my beefy goodness.


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