kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
Asked by [ profile] gehayi

1. Reply to this post with "HOMEWORK SUCKS", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

I don't remember where I got this one from. But I liked it. It always seemed appropriate for a lot of my sporking material. Just some chapters, especially near the end of a book, would be very 'oh god if I had any hope left it would be gone'. It kind of served as a warning to my readers too.

MYTHBUSTERS! Yeah. I like them. I needed an icon from them. Someone - I don't remember whom- said here's one! I was yay! I don't have much use for it, but I like it.

This one I made myself, back when I was doing the Fifth Sorceress. It sums up everything I felt was wrong with the books and by extension everything that was wrong with the Bad Fantasy Genre in general. I should re do it and make it nicer.

This is another one I made when I started reading [ profile] deleterius I would write little vignettes about Feanor with his spork: the Mithril Spork of Eru's Doom going and killing lord of the Ring Mary Sues. It seemed to be very useful for just spiteful things. Because if Feanor hates you, well, you might as well just die and get it out of the way. You're going to die anyway.

There is a story called Eric and the Gazebo. About a D&D player who didn't know what a gazebo was and thought it was a monster of sorts. And tried to talk to it and then attack it. Which did nothing, of course. So eventually the DM gets annoyed and has the Gazebo attack and destroy the character. This icon is from from the Munchin card (by Steve Jackson games) based on the story. The monster level and card stats are: Level 8 monster: Gazebo. No one can help you. You must face the Gazebo alone. Bad Stuff: Lose three levels. It's worth two treasures. Great game. Encourages cheating.

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kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
Make up a title for a story I didn't write, and I will respond with details of those non-written stories. You may, if you like, include details, such as pairings or fandom or whatnot
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
Haven't done one of these in a while.

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Neutral. Not Northern, Southern, or Western, just American. Your national American identity is more important to you than your local identity, because you don't really have a local identity to begin with.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

I think this speaks to my "wandering" and "adaptable" accent. If I'm in a place for a few days or I'm hanging out with someone with a different accent I'll pick it up. Which is probably why people in Halifax thought I was from Prince Edward's Island, since we stayed about a week there. Or it's because I live in Los Angeles and it's such a mixing pot everything is there.
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)

I write like
Stephen King

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

I do, really? Huh.
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
Regional English Meme!

Age: 31
Where you grew up (Ages 0-18): Los Angeles

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: Stream? We don't really have those...

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: Shopping cart

3. A metal container to carry a meal in: lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people: Couch

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: Gutters

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening: porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: Soda

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: pancake

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: subway

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach: swim trunks

12. Shoes worn for sports: sneakers

13. Putting a room in order: cleaning

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: firefly

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: roly poly!

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down: See-saw

17. How do you eat your pizza: point to end?

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff: Garage or yard sale

19. What's the evening meal?: dinner

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are: Illegal. Basement

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places: drinking fountain
kippurbird: (*headdesk*)
Look at the Brisingr
Now look at wall.
Now look at Brisingr
Now look back at the wall
You're not banging your head on the wall.
But you could be, if you keep on trying to make sense of the book.
Look again.
You're a published author.
You've just won the Nobel prize for literature.
What's this?
It's a envelope from an agent.
Open the envelope.
It's a request for your manuscript.
The agent rejects it anyway.
I'm on a mule zombie horse.

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kippurbird: (Chedder monk)
Who on LJ do you ship me with? Bonus points for outlining the ridiculous AU fic that you would write about us.

(You can ship me with someone we both know. Or someone you know but I don't. Or someone I know and you know of only through their username. WHATEVER. This is not exactly a deep and meaningful meme.)

Hell. Who/what would you ship me with?

Played D&D over the weekend. Had a magnificent almost TPK.

We're trying to get into this three room dungeon to retrieve the crown of sorrows. It's a 4th ed Ebberron campaign. There are two bard PCs, one Avenger PC, a Fighter PC and a Swordmage PC (me), two Warforged sort of PCs Rangers and some fighter NPCs on our side. We decided that our strategy was going to be take out the Big Bad Boss in each room first because he would buff up his undead minions. Solid enough strategy.

We go into the room and low and behold are very quickly 'shut down' by a wraith that puts us in the dazed condition. That is we can only take one action per turn. It has an aura of three squares and does automatic five points of damage at the start of everyone's turn. So in addition to fighting off other people's damage we take ongoing five damage no matter what. And we can only take on action so we can't move and hit or if we do hit we can't move out of the aura and it's just messy. We were stuck. Locked.

Me: We need to kill the wraith!

Others: Gee, that wraith is doing a lot of damage, let's kill this other guy!

Me: ARRGH. *headdesk*

So, we almost die because we can't get out of the aura safely. I manage to get out by teleporting (swordmage power) but I can't get near the wraith without getting caught again so I'm fighting off another one of the npcs and can't get help because they're all stuck.

Finally they got the idea to kill the wraith and barely did so ... after trying to kill other things that were apparently more important that the thing giving them automatic five damage every round.

One room down. Two rooms to go.
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
kippurbird goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Jedi.
acdragonmaster gives you 3 light orange banana-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
anarchicq gives you 14 mottled green tropical-flavoured gummy bats.
calliopepurple gives you 3 light orange tropical-flavoured gummy worms.
canadianevil tricks you! You lose 4 pieces of candy!
gjohnsonkoehn gives you 16 orange orange-flavoured gummy bats.
kjtaylor gives you 11 mauve coffee-flavoured jawbreakers.
pandoras_closet tricks you! You lose 8 pieces of candy!
ranka gives you 15 green cola-flavoured pieces of taffy.
silver_chipmunk gives you 16 milky white orange-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
thelastmehina gives you 16 green chocolate-flavoured wafers.
kippurbird ends up with 82 pieces of candy.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
kippurbird: (Oooh Shinny! Dragon)
Mormons stole my birthday cake.


Rachel and I managed to flee the apartment about on time. It required last minute sewing, cake frosting, making of a demon circle and cat wrangling. Then we hit the grocery store for bits of food and things and off we were to the campsite for a weekend of LARP!. (People in the LA area need to check out Dying Kingdoms LARP If they want a good game). After the harrowing road that is the road to camp Josepho. Imagine a one lane road with a very long drop on one side and sometimes on both sides. And sometimes with hairpin turns, then add bikers who don't pay attention to you, walkers and dogs. That's the road. We were told that the earliest the Story Teller was going to be there was at two so we decided that was about when we'd get there to make sure we had one of the better campsites.

We pull up at the site and grab the cake and ice cream so it doesn't turn into goo. There are fridges there that I was told we could use. It was double checked several times. We notice there are girls running around but don't think much of it. Cake and ice cream are deposited in the kitchen. Off to the campsites! Rachel and I split up after unloading the car for she is in the NPC camp and I in the PC camp.

It was lots of fun, some soft Rp and things like that. I help people set up their tents and put things together. Lots of game chatter. Wandering over to the NPC camp I'm told that my fish, Herman, has grown a fang and that I've started to feel fangy myself. The good news is that I can cast fear once per day now. The bad news is well, the fang (which I have to make/get) and if I cast it, I run away too. The general consensus is that I'm turning into a Deep One.

This is what you get for reading a book that no man or fish should read.

Demons attack. We fight them off. Saturday morning arrives. I go to check on the cake.

The cake is not there.

I check the freezer.

The cake is not there.

There is no cake.

The cake has been stolen.

By Mormons.

I go to the staff and say the cake is gone.

They check.

There is still no cake.

The grounds keeper checks.

There is still no cake.

The cake has not become a lie, it has become phantom.

Cue angry bitching for the rest of the weekend.

Ask a character a question, any question, and they HAVE to answer completely honestly. Have to. It's the meme rule. Even if they'd normally lie, they suddenly have been hit with a truth serum of some kind and must tell the truth.


Alec Troven: [ profile] alec_troven, [ profile] master_troven
Kale and Trever: [ profile] hidden_jedi and [ profile] hidden_sith
Alexiel: [ profile] deadbellringer an Abhorrsen
Theodred Lunaric: A prince and rogue, D&D character turned RP pup

Novel Characters:

Laruna Troven (Alec's twin sister)
Lorac Seriph/Kratz (Alec's godfather/lover/wtf is wrong with him!?)
Jono Sayer (Alec's current love interest)
Alex and Orion (ask one ask the other) [ profile] general_and_boy

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kippurbird: (Fantasy writers)
According to the site, if you get one yes then you should ditch the novel, however some of the questions I think are just silly in regards to that. (Like the planed series ones)

The Exam

1. Does nothing happen in the first fifty pages? No.
2. Is your main character a young farmhand with mysterious parentage? Alec is a young noble with known parentage and so is everyone else.
3. Is your main character the heir to the throne but doesn't know it? Nope. No kings for the wizards.
4. Is your story about a young character who comes of age, gains great power, and defeats the supreme badguy? That requires a supreme bad guy, doesn't it?
the rest of the quiz )

This guy was obviously biased against some particular writers. I think I shall try to write a test that's more neutral. ( Link to the quiz here
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
How will you be suspended from LJ? by Anonymous LJ User
Years on LJ
Hours left until your suspension18
Your crimeYou suck.
Who reported you
Your fateYou discover fresh air, real life, and true love.

... no one reported me. D:

I don't think I suck either.

I like my fate though.

How will you be suspended from LJ? by Anonymous LJ User
Years on LJ
Hours left until your suspension14
Your crimeMistaken identity. Your name was too similar to a porn queen BNF.
Who reported youneshomeh
Your fateOn usenet, kicking it old school.

Now with correct spelling of my username!

People meme

Jun. 9th, 2009 09:35 am
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never really clicked, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my flist, so let me know with whom I'm friends!

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song or Album:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favorite memory of us?
14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
Ask any of my characters for advice, and they will provide it, advice columnist style. Your problems or fictional characters' problems both welcome. Management is not responsible for the results of following said advice.

Movie Meme

Dec. 23rd, 2008 02:14 pm
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
- Top 100 grossing films of all time.
- Bold what you've seen.
- Underline what you own.

movie list! )
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)

Your Power Bird is an Owl

You are beyond wise. You are so smart, you're almost prophetic.

Your inner voice always speaks the truth, and you take the time to listen to it.

You are good at seeing who people are... including the darkness of others.

As a result, you tend to have a rather dark - yet realistic - outlook on life.

You Are a Normal Girl

You are 50% Good and 50% Bad

Sure you've pulled some bad girl stunts in your past.

But these days, you're (mostly) a good girl.

You are Totally Realistic

“Romance” means you're about to roll your eyes

Seriously, you can do without the sap or drama

Save it for someone who has nothing really going on in their relationship

For you, love is real - and easily integrated into your life

You don't need candles, flowers, or chocolates to know he's the one

Just some stimulating conversation... and maybe a great smile.

Have been trying to figure out alt history for world where reaccurative causality loop didn't happen in my world.

Making brain hurt.


Nov. 19th, 2008 09:56 pm
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions on your LJ.
* Don't dig for your favourite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This one was in arms reach of me and easiest to get to. Which probably says a lot about me.

Romance is certainly at the forefront of these, but you are no simple hedonist -to you, a courtship marked by chivalry and gallant gestures is the highest expression of true love.

Forgotten Realms Players Guide.
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names)
Susan. My dad doesn't have a middle name

NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother's dad, father's dad )
Peary Sam

STAR WARS NAME: (the first 2 letters of your last name, first 4
letters of your first name)
Galiss ... actually that's kinda cool

DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color, fav animal)
Brown Bird (or cat... I don't have a fav animal!!)

SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you live)
Leeba West. (Technically West Los Angeles)

SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav alcoholic drink, add "THE" to
the beginning)

The Green Teetotaler

FLY NAME: (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)

GANGSTA NAME: ( fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie):
Chocolate Chocolate Chip.

ROCK STAR NAME: (current pet's name, current street name)
Chaucer Ferguson Sawtelle. (Ferguson is the goldfish.)
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)

There Are 1 Gaps in Your Knowledge

Where you have gaps in your knowledge:


Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:







Never liked philosophy anyway
kippurbird: (meme lemmings)
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.


Chaucer has a strange relationship with bathtubs. I do not know why. This picture is actually hanging up in my bathroom.

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