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This was originally published by me anonymously on the PPC Posting Board. I'm putting it here for safekeeping, since I'm not quite sure where it would fit on my website. If I write more with these guys, I suppose I'll make room. 'Til then, enjoy their pretend Permission piece. {= )

Caprice needs her coffee. )

Meet the agents! )
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Kittens! {= D

I first remember standing in an open structure, looking out at a big river. The name St. Croix is in my mind, which means I'm probably in northern Wisconsin, since that's mainly where I know it from. There's ice up and down the banks, but I can see dark gray water rushing away in the middle.

I turn away and exit the structure on the other side. There's a frozen lake here, and I cross on the thick ice to an old barn. The wood is weathered and dark. Inside, there's a litter of kittens! Little gray and black and tabby fuzzballs, lying on a blanket. ^_^ The person in charge of the place tells me I probably can't get close—they're barn cats, and so half-feral—but I know I can. I watch Jackson Galaxy. I sit still and call to them, and gradually they start coming closer to investigate me. They're not afraid. They're just little, and why would they be? I scratch their heads and tell them they're good babies, and soon enough they're all over me, except for three or four who stay asleep. I am covered in kittens. Life is good. ^_^

There was a lot more stuff before and after this, but who cares? Kittens!
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In light of recent news about LJ moving all its data to servers in Russia, I've decided to move my journal here, and maybe even use it again. We'll see. I do find that it's interesting to look back on my previous entries and see what I was thinking at the time (insofar as I actually say, without leaving maddening gaps the contents of which I no longer recall), but I still hesitate to spend a lot of time just vomiting my train of thought onto the Internet. I'm pretty sure very few people care for brain vomit.

Here's some anyway. )
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Pausing briefly in my volunteer cataloguing work to put something interesting in a place I won't forget about it. This is sort of a poem in three parts:

Cut for length )

I wouldn't call myself a radical, but I think the poem contains ideas worth thinking about.
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With regards to the last post--yeah, in light of further further information, I just decided to delete some posts from here. It was never my intent to draw attention to myself or anybody else, and I just don't want to screw around with internet spooks possibly getting involved. I still have to do a journal, but if I'm going to make it complete and not walk the line, I'm going to have to keep it private. I'll probably still post here occasionally, but I've come to the conclusion that the internet is for imaginary things only. For example:

This is an imaginary letter. )
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This is completely random, but I stumbled across this while looking for references for one of my characters. Read the text if you feel like it, but the best part is at the bottom of the page where it says "Click Here." Seriously, if you like Leonard Nimoy or Bilbo Baggins at all, you must see this. It's hilarious.

EDIT: Holy Hand Grenade on a stick. O.0 [/Star Trek geekery]
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This mission needs lots of work yet, but I got it done! Hurrah!

Family Ties )

The fic PPC'd here is Family Ties by dancing stars.

*SQUEE!*

Apr. 9th, 2007 08:51 pm
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So there was a writing contest on campus. I took second place for Short Story. ^___^ No first place was awarded, and I'm not entirely sure what that means, but still! There's a cash prize and I'm totally going to frame a dollar and keep it. "First Dollar Made by Writing." It may not be much, but it's a pretty freakin' cool milestone. {= D

The story in question, by the way, is on my deviantART account: Turn, Turn, Turn.

~Neshomeh, off to spread the news all over her social circles.
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I didn't think this would ever happen again, but... *sigh* I have a confession. I spent the weekend, in large part, watching the first season of House MD on DVD. Also the first four eps of Season 2. That isn't the confession. I'm confessing complete and total addiction to a TV show that isn't Farscape. I have to face it: the writing is great, the acting is great (Hugh Laurie's eyes have a role all their own), I'm a sucker for bizarre illnesses and their treatment, and I'm also a sucker for brilliant and damaged men. *puts House in a drawer with Erik, Severus, Jekyll, Jarod...*

As for the rest of the characters, Foreman is cool, I can identify with Cameron, Cuddy rocks, and Chase is okay when he isn't being a twit. His accent does nothing for him, sadly. Stacy (or is it Tracy?) has managed not to piss me off so far, which is worth points. Oh, and Wilson! Listed last, but certainly not least. I admire him like I admire the Persian, or John Utterson, or Sydney (whose actor guest-starred as Chase's dad, which is frickin' sweet).

NOTE: I found out by accident what happens at the end of Season 2. It doesn't surprise me, but if anyone spoils me more I'll be upset. *pout*

Now, I wouldn't be posting this without a good reason. I'm wondering if anyone else who watches House also reads Robin Cook novels. I'm wondering because I would dearly love to see a crossover in which House meets Jack Stapleton. The two are similar figures, only Stapleton has a better grip on his personal life (read: he has one). I figure they'd either hate each other or become drinking buddies. Thing is, I'm fascinated by illness and medicine, and I know how the story would have to work, but the details make me balk--otherwise I'd write it myself. So, if anyone knows of such a story, or is interested in the complete plotbunny, do please let me know. I would be most grateful. {= )

~Neshomeh

YAY!

Sep. 18th, 2006 11:23 pm
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I took the ACT today. I also got my scores back today. The maximum composite score is 36. The national average is 21. I got 30.

I feel I must note that the composite score is the average of scores in English, math, reading, and science, each of which with a maximum score of 36. My scores in the four areas were, respectively, as follows: 35, 22, 36, and 27. Note the math deficit. I can't say for sure because I don't get to know where and how I screwed up, but I think that has more to do with me being slow at math than it has to do with me being bad at math. If I had not had to guess on about three-eighths of the questions due to time being up, I think that score would be better. Same goes for the science score--I had to guess on about ten of forty questions.

Those are annoying, but not unexpected. The bit that really bugs me is the one missing point in English. I'll never know what mistake(s) I made, which means I can't avoid them in the future. Argh.

All in all, though, I'm rather pleased. In fact, based on this, I'm expecting my college acceptance letter within two weeks. ^_^

ARGH.

Sep. 9th, 2006 03:07 am
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Recent events have conspired to convince me I really ought to rant more, so here goes. Today's microdrama is entitled "I Hate Godmoding."

SERIOUSLY, people. There are times when my character's reaction is so flaming obvious that one would have to be dead to miss it, but that's no excuse for putting words in my mouth--especially if one doesn't know me that well. In the event that one has been in a total of two role-plays that include my character, there's no way in hell one can predict his reactions accurately. This is particularly heinous when the godmoding player says "What's a little powerplay among friends?" to justify it.

Furthermore, just because people are goofing off and being silly OOC does not mean that we do not have serious expectations and aims. It is not fun anymore if these aims are arbitrarily thwarted by someone who thinks they know how the story goes. In fact, this behavior defeats the point of role-playing at all. If one wants to micromanage the events and outcomes, one can write one's own story. Otherwise, shut up and let the other players have their say.
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You scored as Loyalty. You are Loyalty. You have strong bonds with your family, friends, and beliefs.

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Loyalty

88%

Truth

75%

Life

75%

Hope

75%

Justice

63%

Faith

63%

Time

50%

Love

50%

Fate

50%

Charity

50%

Death

25%

Courage

25%

Twelve Essences
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Loyalty... I guess I'd have to agree with that. I don't abandon things lightly, that's for sure. It may take me months or years to complete a project, but by gum, I'll finish if it takes a decade or more. I'm pleased that Truth and Justice followed closely. I suppose I have to agree that I'm not particularly courageous, though. I like to know exactly what I'm getting into. As usual, though, in no category did I score 100%. There are always conditions.

~Neshomeh, except when she isn't. {= P
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The Meme, as stolen from Canadianevil

My challenge to you is: Assemble a superteam from your various fandoms.
Your team must consist of the following:

(1) Team Leader (could be anyone, but must have good leadership skills!)
(1) Warrior
(1) Smartypants
(1) Hottie
(1) Comic Relief

All your superteam members must be from DIFFERENT fandoms. I will count SG1/SGA and Buffy/Angel as different fandoms, as well as Marvel and DC, but I'm not going to split Marvel and DC into all *their* different fandoms; this meme would be way too easy if you could just fill all the slots with different superpowered people.

Whether your team has a 'theme' (all girls! all Brits! etc.) and their scope-- whether they fight vampires, serial killers, invading aliens or work to prevent littering-- is up to you. *G*]


The Team

Leader: V, because he's the only one remotely appropriate. (V for Vendetta)
Warrior: Septimus Pyecroft. He's a soldier and he blows stuff up good. (Sharpe's Mission {the TV series})
Smartypants: Erik, because he is. (Phantom of the Opera)
Hottie: Wesley, who needs no explanation. (Princess Bride)
Comic Relief: Stark, the token crazy person. (Farscape)

They Fight Stupidity! At least, they do when they aren't too busy fighting amongst themselves... This theme is really very obvious, I think, but I couldn't resist. ^_^

Oh, Henry!

Aug. 20th, 2006 11:31 pm
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I've decided, in lieu of very random circumstances, to collect Henrys. Henries? That looks better. So, collecting Henries. BUT! Not just any Henries. They must be fictional and they must be cool or at least somewhat important. To give you an idea of what I'm looking for, here is the beginning of what I hope will be a rather long list:
  • Henry Jekyll - sometimes Edward Hyde - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Henry "Hank" "The Beast" McCoy - mutant and scientist - The X-Men

  • Henry Darrow - precognitive Talent - To Ride Pegasus - Anne McCaffrey

  • Henry Higgins - professor of phonetics - My Fair Lady - Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

  • Henry Walden Jones Junior - alias Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones and the... - Stephen Spielberg

  • Henry Jones Senior - Indiana's father - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Stephen Spielberg

  • Henry Fussy - Fern's love interest - Charlotte's Web - E.B. White

  • Henry Simmerson, Sir - colonel in the British Army - Sharpe's Eagle - Bernard Cornwell

  • Henry Gale (?) - Dorothy's uncle - The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

  • Henry Braymore Blake - lieutenant colonel - M*A*S*H - Robert Altman

  • Henry ??? - alias Slevin Kelevra - Lucky Number Slevin - Paul McGuigan


EDIT: Last update 9.19.06

~Neshomeh
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Tell me of a fandom you know I know of and I'll tell you:

1. The character I first fell in love with.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates.
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer.
6. The character I would shag anytime. (N/A)
7. The character I'd want to be like.
8. The character I'd slap.
9. A pairing that I love.
10. A pairing that I despise.

Wheee! If you're not sure of a fandom, feel free to guess. The results could be entertaining.

And, in other news... )

Tagged.

Jul. 25th, 2006 11:01 pm
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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.

Random, eh? All right... here are some things people probably don't know about me:

1. I have a strange empathy for cats. I'm more sensitive about cats than about any other animal, including people much of the time. For example, I never had any trouble with biology dissections until it came to the cat. Then I couldn't look. (I haven't seen a cadaver, though, so it remains to be seen whether I could cope with that.)

2. I'm not a vegetarian, per se, but I often prefer veggie food and fish over animal meat.

3. I have a mole just off my right eyebrow. Apparently it would've been considered a "beauty mark" back in the day.

4. My younger brother and I have been mistaken as a couple multiple times. It's freaky. Just because he's taller than me now...

5. I'm currently reading "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson. It took "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," both "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, and "Treasure Planet" to get me there.

6. I got my hair cut short a few weeks ago. Ten inches go to Locks of Love.

Now, I tag all six people on my friends list who haven't got this thing already. ^_^; (If there aren't six, well... You! Yeah, you! Tag! You're it!)

~Neshomeh
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I'm supposed to be going on vacation about now, but I guess people are taking their time getting ready. *sigh* Meantime, found some fun stuff to share via Ori's LJ.



You Are A Hornbeam Tree



You are a reserved person, looking in from the outside.

Naturally attractive, you take good care of your looks.

You are not egoistic, and you make life as comfortable as possible.

You look for kindness in others - though you are seldom happy with yourself.

A bit mistrusting and unsure, you dream of being swept away by someone unusual.





You Were a Koala



You value living life at a slow, peaceful, meditative pace.

You give insightful advice, helping others to overcome obstacles.





Your Fortune Is



It is better to lose a lover than love a loser.






Your Inner European is Irish!



Sprited and boisterous!

You drink everyone under the table.



...Except that I don't drink. >.> And I think that's enough for now. See ya!

WTF?

Jul. 13th, 2006 02:02 pm
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I snurched this from Twiggy (user cazrolime):

I am 100% likely to survive a zombie pirate attack!

Would you survive a zombie pirate attack?
Find out if YOU can survive at Shiver My Timber-- A Pirate RPG.




I don't get it. I have no weapons, no skills, and I'm not a Jedi or anything cool like that. For "which describes you best," I picked "Normal guy cursed by endless bad luck." I'd include the whole thing, but I don't know how to do cuts yet.

EDIT: Here's the whole thing. )

I suppose I'm getting by on wits alone, or something...
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Don't get me wrong, I don't intend everything I post here to be a rant. The title is mostly for the sake of the pun and it's only coincidence that the first thing I find worth talking about involves ranting. Anyway, here we go.

In a nutshell, I've been spammed on deviantART. Some idjit I'd never heard of sent me two copies of a threatening note, as follows:

> 'Make your time.'

> DarkLinkthe2nd [link] & DarkLinkthe3rd [link] have had enuff of ur crap.

> "...You've been warned by others, now it is time to end your existance on DA."

And that's it. Investigation revealed that the latter account doesn't exist anymore, but the former included a journal entry with some sob-story about being flamed. Now, anyone reading this knows I've never flamed in my life. The journal contained responses from people similarly threatened, most of whom had also never heard of this character. It looks as though the spam was a cheap way of getting page views. -_-;

My response was to report the guy. I also sent a reply note to the active account:

> 'Regarding your notes to me...'

> Hi. You should know that I, along with the others you've spammed, do not appreciate it at all. Furthermore, I'm insulted by your use of chatspeak. Since your other account seems to be nonexistant, I have reported this one. I hope you'll make better choices in the future.

> ~Neshomeh
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Yup. Finally went and did it. So here's me figuring out how this silly thing works. Expect changes.
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