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Your Spiritual Number is One



You bring a strong, positive energy into other people's lives.

Your intentions are pure, and because of this, you are powerful when you act.



Right now, your life is both about new beginnings and closure.

It's not an understatement to say that your whole world is changing.



No matter what comes to pass, you are ready to tackle it.

You have the ambition and drive to have your life turn out the way you want it to.



I was looking at back entries in [livejournal.com profile] candiedmouth's LJ and saw this meme. I'd seen it somewhere else at about the same time she did it; I recall idly doing it and not posting it. And getting the same result.

Right now, I really don't feel connected with pure beginning one-ness; I've been spending the past few days feeling tired and vaguely depressed. And making little progress on the animatic for this project - I got it about 1/3 done over a couple of days and then just went 'blaargh'. I need to kick myself out of this little valley of depression and finish it; maybe I'll start by scrawling out something direct in AI tonight, or pulling a sketch out of the pile of Crap I Scanned And Would Like To Finish.

On the other hand, a lingering lyric from the seventies points out that "one is the loneliest number that you'll ever doo-oo-oo", which I certainly am now. Three weeks now since I left my boyfriends behind in Boston; four days until I get on a plane for about a week back with them.

meme

Nov. 19th, 2008 10:01 pm
egypturnash: (pink hair)
  • 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 favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Soon's I got back from the convention I hustled over -- my natural shyness makes me somewhat tounge-tied but... Mam'selle Hepzibah, honey-chile girl, sweetheart of the swamp an' points south, how'd you like to get married ?

resolved:

Jan. 6th, 2008 07:27 pm
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The Internet has given me resolutions for the new year. Hurrah!

In 2008, shatterstripes resolves to...
Give some raccoons to charity.
Go to origami every Sunday.
Overcome my secret fear of asteroid spiders.
Connect with my inner neo-paganism.
Go drawing three times a week.
Learn to play the rain.






Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

sixteen

Oct. 20th, 2007 09:46 am
egypturnash: (chaoco)
So there's this meme going around: five things you'd tell yourself at 16.

I can barely remember who I was at sixteen. It's more than half my life ago, and it's in the long grey blur of being dead bored in high school and still deeply depressed over my father's death.

Read more... )

music meme

Aug. 4th, 2007 06:04 pm
egypturnash: (Default)
The 'post some music lyrics' meme is going around again:
Put your MP3 player or whatever on shuffle and list a lyric from the first 25 songs that come up (without cheating) and invite people to guess the song. GOOGLING IS CHEATING.
I tried doing it, I really did. But this is what I get when I hit 'next track' several times. If anyone gets most of these, I will be amazed.

edit: I figure that 'cheating', in the context of 'pick the first 25 songs', means skipping over the ones that you feel will make you seem Uncool. "Oh god, nobody needs to know I have a New Kids album. Ker-skip!" is cheating, when you're giving people an 'unedited' glimpse into your musical tastes. Hitting 'next' 2-6 times between tracks with lyrics feels like cheating, to me - I don't have to try and sum up 3-10 minutes of sounds in a few words!

uncredited 'lyric' excerpts for you to puzzle over )

Also, in entirely unrelated news, trying to read LJ via an RSS reader sucks. They all strip out a lot of the semantic content like 'who wrote this' and 'what icon they used'.
egypturnash: (Default)
Twelve first sentences from first posts. Except when they're not because it sounds better that way.

So we went out by Bill and Nat to do New Year's. I've promised myself I wouldn't post to LJ unless I had art to show for a while. I should be doing some late-night work; instead I flipped through a couple books on Matisse and Miro. Dear US Customs and Border Protection, thank you for your kind letter informing me that you have seized my shipment of female hormones, in which you offer me the choice of letting you destroy them, voluntarily abandoning them to you (after which they will be destroyed), or forward them to the FDA for destruction.

It's hooked to a universe of nothing but PURE CUTENESS! You'd better hope you don't wind up in the hands of the Norse gods when you die, because Loki is going to be seriously pissed at you for associating his name with so much stupid. AlmostVPN - a cute little ssh tunnelling app. I'm just sick of animation. I was gonna hack up some code to abstract out the different joystick arrangements and had a cute little autodetector going and all, but furshlugginer Blitz kept on giving me handles to old objects instead of new ones when I instanced new joystick descriptions. [voice post] Bunnies like to be counted!

mememage

Dec. 12th, 2006 04:23 am
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from either neogeen or roon...
xmas stocking meme )
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FOUR JOBS ALMOST EVERY JOB YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE
  • Grocery store clerk
  • Cel sorter
  • Flash animator/programmer
  • Freelance illustrator
(I've never actually had a 'real job'.) more than four more lists of four things )

Also, here's a lazyweb idea to toss out: an iTunes visualizer that cycles between audio-reactive Quartz Compositions. Especially if you build a hook to go from iTunes' audio directly to the QC engine, rather than using the mic.

form letter

Dec. 7th, 2005 05:59 pm
egypturnash: (worried)

O Great Cthulhu!

I have been an extremely diligent devotee this year.

In May, I defiled the grave of that traitor, Lovecraft (90 points). In March, I legally changed my name to Randolph Carter (-40 points). In January, I stopped [info]martes from defiling Lovecraft's grave (-20 points). When the stars were right, I burnt my copy of the Necronomicon (-75 points). In April, I visited my relatives in Innsmouth (100 points). Yesterday, I called down the wrath of Yog-Sothoth upon [info]jonasbagel (65 points).

In short, I have been very good (120 points) and deserve to get hooked up with one of those cute Innsmouthers.


Yr. humble and obedient servant,
Peggy


Submit your own plea to Cthulhu!


(via [livejournal.com profile] antipope)
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I am The Fool

The Fool can signal a new beginning or change of direction - one that will guide you onto a path of adventure, wonder and personal growth. He also reminds you to keep your faith and trust your natural responses. If you are facing a decision or moment of doubt, the Fool tells you to believe in yourself and follow your heart no matter how crazy or foolish your impulses may seem.

For a full description of your card and other goodies, please visit LearnTarot.com


What tarot card are you? Enter your birthdate.

Month: Day: Year:



Some of my leaping-off-a-cliff decisions have worked. Some haven't. Even when they haven't, I've been glad I did something instead of hiding in fear of failure.
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from [livejournal.com profile] glashund: "List five songs that you are currently digging ... it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words or even if they're any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artist and the song in your blog along with your five songs. Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to."

This is kinda hard. I haven't been listening to anything in particular, lately, just whatever iTunes serves up at random from my collection...

1. Animal (Gate), from Front 242's 05:22:09:12 Off. When I look in the mirror, all that I see/is a zoo animal that wants to be free...
2. Consumed, from Plastikman's Consumed.
3. Fish, by Mr. Scruff, from the Ninja Tune sampler Funkungfusion.
4. Turn It On (Bound 'n' Gagged mix), from The Creatures' U.S. Retrace ep.
5. The Crime Scene, from Barry Adamson's The King of Nothing Hill.

I sneeze this meme upon [livejournal.com profile] prickvixen, [livejournal.com profile] postrodent, [livejournal.com profile] crackjackal, [livejournal.com profile] doctorpinkerton, and [livejournal.com profile] icy_dessert.
egypturnash: (whatever)
Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in ... )
egypturnash: (Default)
Hmmm. I was going to have a go at subverting the "list format lyrics" meme by listing the lyrical components of Add N To (X)'s "Large Number" - which consists solely of seven-digit numbers, and the phrase "Large Number" - but I found something else while Googling for it because I'm too lazy to decipher them: N+(X) kinda broke up. Anne Shenton left and is now a solo act. I'm not sure if the other two are carrying on with it - and I'd noticed that I liked the tracks that have her name listed first rather more than the ones that have Barry's.

So I'll have to keep an eye out for the albums of "Large Number"...



Meanwhile, here's what I get when I type "science" into the search box of iTunes. Why? Why not? It seems to be the right thing to do.

Triple ScienceAmon TobinOut From Out Where
Blinded By ScienceC.O.G.
Science of the GodsEat StaticScience of the Gods
InterceptorEat StaticScience of the Gods
KryllEat StaticScience of the Gods
SpawnEat StaticScience of the Gods
DisssectionEat StaticScience of the Gods
PseudopodEat StaticScience of the Gods
BodystealersEat StaticScience of the Gods
ContactEat StaticScience of the Gods
The HangarEat StaticScience of the Gods
Weird ScienceOingo BoingoDead Man's Party
Science frictionOrbitalSnivilisation
Crash Victim / Black Science NavigatorPraxisTransmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
Natural ScienceRushPermanant Waves
So Far I Have Not Found the ScienceSoul CoughingEl Oso
For ScienceThey Might Be Giants Miscellaneous T
She Blinded Me With ScienceThomas DolbyThe Golden Age Of Wireless
egypturnash: (hiroshima (howarth))
Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in...Memeage. )

Also, I still have a cold. My right ear is full of goo. I'll sleep on my left side and maybe it'll drain... I'm sure you wanted to know that.
egypturnash: (coy)
If you woke up and I was in bed with you, what would be your first thought?

(I need to get out more: my journal's devolving into art and memes.)

dumb meme

Feb. 10th, 2005 06:19 am
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It's That Meme That You Should Take Before Reading My Results! Go here if you wanna try it. Then hit the cut tag.

Read more... )

...I didn't know that you could embed stylesheets in HTML. But it works. Cool. But only in Safari. Not cool. Ah well.

Also, this is very hypnotic and calming.
egypturnash: (whatever)
  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the fifth sentence, along with these instructions.

I didn't have any complete sentences in the nearest book, so I posted the whole page. Originally as a comment on [livejournal.com profile] neogeen's journal, but it made me laugh.

Read more... )
egypturnash: (hiroshima (howarth))
So that "LJ Crush" thing came back. The people who wrote it this time learnt from the previous incarnation; it requires registration now, unlike the original.

If you're doing it, you might wanna think about reading the last paragraph of the terms of service.

Also, in the interests of being chaotic, my password there is "ljm3m3". Who do you think I should have a crush on? Fill it out for me and make my love life more interesting! Who is it clearly obvious I'd never want? Take 'em off the list!

And do the same with your ljmeme password!

For all the SF I read that posits machine-readable codifications of interpersonal relationships, for all my on-and-off interest in graphing friends networks, I sure have some issues with putting such things into practice, don't I? Maybe it's because my social life is so depressingly virtual, and my experience so far is that Internet-based relationships just make things worse.

I'd vaguely appreciate it if you leave an anonymous comment (or not-so-anonymous) here if you play with my heart, maybe even telling me who you added to or removed from my crush list (and you can type in any old LJ name, too), but you don't have to.
egypturnash: (Default)


<3

Also, all of y'all doing the <font color=yournamehere> meme show up as white on my friends page, because I have a rule in my custom CSS to utterly disable <font> tags! Hah!

( font {font-family:none; font-size:1em; color:#dddddd;} if you're curious, where #dddddd is the color the body text is. )



Also, I am now one of the Cool Kids — I have a GMail account. I am a l337 bl0gg3r gRRRl. w00. Unfortunately Camino, my main browser, doesn't like it. We'll see how the old version of Mozilla I use at work (I'm stuck in OS9 there) fares. So... egypturnash@gmail.com is now an official backup address. I prefer to keep my e-mail on my own machine, to be honest; GMail's going to have to be pretty kick-ass for me to switch from Apple's Mail downloading to my own machine and leaving stuff on the web interface to my mail for a few days. But if you reeeeally want to make sure to get ahold of me, send stuff to there as well as the usual peganthyrus at rdwarf dot com one.

(Yes, I think GMail qualifies as a possible meme at this point! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lediva and her friend of too many GMail invites.)
egypturnash: (work/ennui)
Art stuff meme, caught from [livejournal.com profile] neogeen.

Basic
Name you sign your pieces with: Egypt Urnash
Avatar character: None, at present. There used to be a skinny black dragon, but she stopped existing, her purpose served a while back. When I draw myself it's just an idealized and possibly monsterized caricature of me.

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