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Writer's Block: Forbidden Reading

From Judy Blume to V.C. Andrews, there's always a book circulating among teens that their parents don't want them to read. What favorite book did you have to hide from your parents?
I can honestly say I've never had to hide any books from my parent's.  They always encouraged me to read whatever I got my hands on.  Mom wasn't too pleased when I read my grandmother's romances at ten, but given the fact that our books were in transit, it was better than nothing.  My parents were pretty cool about reading.  I think they realized it was either let me read or deal with the havoc a bored ADD kid could create.

new LJ info gathering

Here's a link to a blog telling you about a new procedure LJ is going to use to gather info about your visits and such.  Also, she shows the way to opt out if you like.

http://cluegirl.livejournal.com/880682.html

50 Book Challenge, part 3

12. The Crystal Prophecy, Janice Tarantino
13. Angels & Fairies, Iain Zazcek
14. The Fire Within, Chris d'Lacey - read at Borders
15. Icefire, Chris d'LAcey - read at Borders
16. The Companion Susan Squires
17. Transformers Prequel graphic novel, SImon Furman - read at Target
18. Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday  Alan Dean Foster- read at Borders
19. Transformers (movie novel), Alan Dan Foster

Halfway through Firestar, by d'Lacey, to be finished the next day I have at Borders to read it.

50 Book Challenge, part 2

May 20 to May 27

8. Claimed By Shadow, Karen Chance - read at Borders
9. One With the Night, Susan Squires
10. Brightly Burning, Mercedes Lackey - reread
11. Take a Thief, Mercedes Lackey - reread

I know there aren't many here, but it's been a weird week.

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50 book challenge

I know I've already read over fifty books this year, so I'm going to start counting from this week on.  With that in mind, so far for the week of May 13th to May 19th:

1. Born In Sin, Kinley MacGregor - reread
2. Claiming the Highlander, Kinley MacGregor - reread
3. Taming the Scotsman, Kinley MacGregor - reread
4. Divided in Death, JD Robb - reread
5. Judgment in Death, JD Robb - reread
6. The Taste of Innocence, Stephanie Laurens - read at Borders
7. What Would the Founding Fathers Do?, Richard Brookhiser - read at Borders

At the end of the week I shall post the final list to the community for others to enjoy.

TV Meme

Okay, I can pin this one on sinspired.

Name your top six TV shows right now, before reading the questions.

1. Numbers
2. Stargate
3. Stargate: Atlantis
4. Mythbusters
5. Dirty Jobs
6. Eureka


1. Who is your favourite character from #2 (Stargate)?
Daniel, of course.

2. Who is your least favourite character from #4 (Mythbusters)?
Um, none.  I like all of them.

3. What would a crossover between #1 (Numbers) and #5 (Dirty Jobs) include?
LOL.  Let's see.  Mike Rowe's newest dirty job would be cleaning Fleinhardt's tubey-thingy that the kid wanted to steal the sapphire from in the second season.  I know, boring, but other than cleaning up a murder scene, there's not much else he can do.

4. Who is your favourite ship from #6 (Eureka)?
But there are no ships in Eureka...  Dr. Who tied for number six, can I count the Tardis?

5. If you were to set one person from #3 (Stargate: Atlantis) and one person from #6 (Eureka) on a blind date, who would they be?
Rodney MacKay and Susan Perkins.  If she thought her first husband was bad...  *evil laugh*

6. If you could meet one person from #4 (Mythbusters) and spend the day with them, who would it be, and what would you do?
Adam.  We'd have fun figuring out new ways to blow poor Buster to itty bitty bits.

7. If you could change one thing about #2 (Stargate)'s plot line, what would you change?
*sniff*  Find out a way to save it from ending...

8. Explain a relationship between two people (not necessarily romantic) from show #5 (Dirty Jobs), and why you like the relationship between them.
Hmm.  Mike and his producer-guy.  They have to enjoy what they're doing, especially since they both get knee-deep in muck as a matter of course.

9. If the lead title characters (first name in the credits) from #1 (Numbers) and #3 (Stargate: Atlantis) were both drowning, and you could only save one, who would it be?
Well, Stargate can always assign someone else to the team, right (and have)?  Charlie and Don are irreplaceable.

10. If you could change the title characters' order in the credits for #4 (Mythbusters), what order would you choose?
I can't even remember the order.  Sorry.

11. If you were able to add a new character, any kind of character you wanted, to the storyline for #6 (Eureka), what would the character be like, and what would their role be?
Well, there'd be a new librarian in town.  She'd strangely look a lot like me and find a way to figure out all of Eureka's secrets, write a series of best-selling fiction based on it (because who would really believe any of it?) and make a mint. 

12. What happens in your favourite episode of show #2 (Stargate)?
Jack and Teal'c relive the same day over and over and over again.  Jack retires, kisses Sam and starts the day over again in a second.  He and Teal'c dress in golfing togs and chip balls through the gate.  Daniel keeps starting the new day asking poor Jack his opinion on something Jack wasn't even paying attention to the first time he heard it.

13. If you could kill off one of the characters in #1 (Numbers), who would it be and how would you do it?
Hmm.  No one comes to mind.  I like pretty much all of the characters right now.

14. If you got the chance to visit the set for either show #3 (Stargate: Atlantis) or show #5 (Dirty Jobs), which would you choose?
Um, Stargate.  Mike would probably put me to work if I visited one of his jobs.  Fuhgedaboudit!

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Gakked from morchades:

Are you a demon worshipper? The rather arbitrary list of occult paraphernalia according to the now defunct DemonBusters website. Bold the items you own. Commentary is neat.
1. Occult games (I Ching, ouija boards, tarot cards, crystal ball, fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons) - A deck of tarot cards somewhere that I haven't touched in years.
2. Ashes from fire pits, including fireplaces and wood stoves
- Ashes from my incense burner.
3. Robes and detachable hoods
4. Gongs, drums and bells - Um, how about a tin whistle and an ocarina?
5. Wooden stand for an altar, a marble slab or crosses - It's a nice little chest of drawers that doubles as altar and altar storage.
6. Chalice, goblet, cruet - My favorite is my Halloween green M&M goblet.
7. Phallus (sculpture of the male sex organ)
8. Heavy wooden staff, sword, knives - teeny, little knife (actually a letter opener)
9. Small velvet pillow, scarlet in color - Huh?
10. Bullwhip, cat o'nine tails, ligatures - Oh, sure.  I stash them between my rack and Iron Maiden.  Sheesh!
11. Mirror
12. Animal mask, possibly papier mache
13. Black satin or velvet glove for the right hand
14. Large ruby ring, worn on the first finger of the right hand
15. Flash powder, smoke bombs
16. Incense
17. Body paint, face paint
18. Metal crown with four candle holders
19. Ferns, palms - Does a dying philodendron count?
20. Human or animal bones (especially skull, long bones, finger bones)
21. Coffin - ROTFLMAO!
22. Ritual books, black books, diaries (such as the Book of Shadows, which may be handwritten)
23. Medallions with satanic symbols (such as pentagrams, peace symbol, yin/yang, etc.) -
Wow.  Peace signs are just so satanic. 
24. Occult jewelry

25. Small animals in cages
26. Graph paper for fantasy games - Another does it count question - I use it for cross-stitch patterns and house designs.
27. Oddly shaped dice
28. Horror masks and costumes
29. Crystals

30. Small metal figurines of mythological nature - I guess this is where my altar decorations and my little Statue of Liberty candle holder come into play.
31. Posters of mythological beings, animals, half-animals
32. Nightmarish posters
33. Sexual, particularly sado-masochistic, posters
34. Posters of heavy metal and punk rock stars
35. Paraphernalia related to the martial arts

Hmm.  I guess I'm just your garden-variety Pagan, then.  Oh, pooh!  I had so hoped to qualify as a demon worshipper.  *rolls eyes*
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40% Flamboyance, 53% Originality, 38% Deliberateness, 43% Sexiness
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Your style is classic but not glamorous. You don't concentrate on clothes an awful lot, preferring to spend your time on more interesting matters. You don't want to look like everyone else and your probably take care to have a unique element or two in your outfits, just to emphasize your personality, but, on the other hand, you don't need too much attention paid to your looks. Believe it or not, fashion says some things about character. You're probably quite an intellectual and somewhat reserved. But your style is not bad.

The opposite style from yours is Sex Bomb [Flamboyant Conventional Deliberate Sexy].


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