alivemagdolene: (Tori)
It's the March of the Typewriter project! Yes, I'm fucking taking forever and this might go into April. MARCH into April, as it were. Heh. Oh, keep quiet.
Previous Topic: Steampunk

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Get it? LITTLE THINGS?! From here.

TOPIC: Beautiful Minutia

This topic comes from the funk queen of the universe [ profile] warriorpoet:

"Gush about a little piece of something you love. Like one shot in a film, or one chord change in a song. Love and appreciation of a meaningful thing on a microscopic level."

I FUCKING LOVE THIS QUESTION. So, so, SO many ways this could go! I love all so many little things in big things that I love.
Edith Massey's lines in my favorite film of all time Polyester, but especially the "au currant!" line! The way Vivien Leigh says "DuBois" when she gives her name to Karl Malden in A Streetcar Named Desire! But no, I'm limiting myself to just one thing. Just one, Benjamin.

You know u curious... )
alivemagdolene: (B:TAS Dick is Confused)
It's the March of the Typewriter project! I'm glad I didn't even bother to do it day by day since I knew that wouldn't work and here we are a week into March.

I'm slightly cheating since despite my begging you all for topics, my first is something that I've wanted to write about for a long time.

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The skirt sold me on the graphic.

TOPIC: Steampunk

Come thither... )
alivemagdolene: (MST3k Something Really Stupid)
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HELP ME OUT! Bumping Into Broadway, 1919

Stealing a meme from [ profile] queer_theory and I need your help! Except I'm not doing EVERY day in March, just a lot of them.

I want to blog at least once or twice a week here and I want to write about topics suggested by you, my long-suffering and awesome f-list. Specific questions, a general ideas, whatever. It can be about anything! Likes/dislikes, social justice/feminism, fandoms, silly or serious stuff, what have you. It can be in the format of the the "five things" meme if that's where your mind goes.


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alivemagdolene: (It's Me!)
Stolen from [ profile] queer_theory last year!

Da Rulez:
Comment with "Trick or Treat" to this post and... well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, one sentence fics, etc. etc.).

The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!


Click on the door to knock. You're not afraid are you?
alivemagdolene: (When You Were Young)
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Trick or treat! Trick or treat! Trick-or-treat on Halloween!

NOTE: For this meme, I'm obviously focusing on the secular aspects of Halloween. I consider Hallows/Samhain to be a different entity, although similar, of course.

You're going to steal it, you might as well read it. )
alivemagdolene: (Audrey Behind the Mask)
“Out of the Inkwell: The Ouija Board” (1920) - Max Fleischer

Out of the Inkwell, 1920

I miss LiveJournal, but I have no books to file yet, it's not a Sabbat nor an Esbat, and no srs bsns posts (although I might be working on some, just to get them out of my head). THUS THIS MEME.

· Leave me and I'll tell you the origin of my LJ name.

· Leave me and I'll tell you one of my phobias.

· Leave me and I'll tell you one of my favorite songs.

· Leave me § and I'll tell you why I picked my current mood theme.

· Leave me and I'll tell you an LJ crush.

· Leave me and I'll tell you the first LiveJournal I followed.

· Leave me and I'll tell you which I prefer, hot or cold.

· Leave me and I'll tell you a favorite food.

· Leave me and I'll tell you a source of inspiration.

· Leave me and I'll tell you about my first LiveJournal and/or why I got into LiveJournal.

· Leave me and I'll tell you something that always makes me happy.

· Leave me Þ and I'll tell you a favorite film and my favorite line from it.

· Leave me and I'll tell you my lucky number.

· Leave me ϟ and I'll tell you a song I've been listening to a lot lately.

· Leave me and make me choose a singer! ________ or ___________?

· Leave me ✖✖ and make me choose a book! ________ or ___________?

· Leave me ✖✖✖ and make me choose a character! ________ or ___________?

NOTE: You are free to ask more than one question. Given that this place is too quiet these days, I'm not expecting a whole lot of traffic (although it would be nice).
alivemagdolene: (Are You Insane)
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My wish is not to fall prey to such contests because I am a greedy, greedy, greedy little pig.


alivemagdolene: (Pentacle)

Goddess figure, 5000 to 4000 B.C.E, on permanent collection at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. From this trip.

Pagan survey whilst resting my hand (from drawing, you perv)!

Pagan/Witch Survey
In which you may lose any respect you may have had left for me... )
alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
Swiped from [Bad username or site: @]...

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?

This is what comes from trying to avoid your parents' Bradford/Buffalo accents and your native Baltimore accent.
alivemagdolene: (Artwork)

Courtesy picturiapress on Flickr

Da Rulez
Comment this entry telling me what you like about my journal (this can be anything and everything from content to layouts to mood themes to user pics to tags to pictures to reworked text).
In return, post this on your journal and I'll tell you what I like about yours.
Spread the f-list love!

Any takers? I'm aware my style on all these fronts is an acquired taste.
alivemagdolene: (Peacock)
I was going to spend this lovely extra time I've been given with the internet connection to post something worthwhile, but nearly all of my stuff is on my hard drive which is currently under lock and... something. So here instead is a meme.


Da Rulez
Pick any of my tags and I'll tell you what they mean.

Given the way I name tags, I wouldn't blame you for being curious. Ask away, list is here.
alivemagdolene: (Peacock)

I FAIL at updating things (as you've noticed) but over a month ago, the wonderful and supportive [ profile] anais_rhys gave me five words for the Five Words Meme.
Here they be!

Turn Down Lights (Where Applicable) )
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
Book meme swiped from [Bad username or site: @]...

Where do you fall in the list? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here.

Look at the list and put an X before those you have read.

[ ] 1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[ ] 2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
[ ] 3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
[ ] 4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
[x] 5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
[x] 6. The Bible
[ ] 7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
[x] 8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
[ ] 9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
[ ] 10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Total: 3

[x] 11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
[ ] 12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
[ ] 13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
[ ] 14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
[ ] 15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
[ ] 16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
[ ] 17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
[ ] 18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
[ ] 19. The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
[ ] 20. Middlemarch - George Eliot

Total so far: 4

[ ] 21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
[x] 22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
[ ] 23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
[ ] 24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
[ ] 25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
[ ] 27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
[x] 28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
[x] 29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
[x] 30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Total so far: 8

[ ] 31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
[ ] 32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
[ ] 33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
[ ] 34. Emma - Jane Austen
[ ] 35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
[x] 36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
[ ] 37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
[ ] 38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
[x] 39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
[x] 40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

Total so far: 11

[x] 41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
[x] 42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
[ ] 43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[ ] 44. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
[ ] 45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
[ ] 46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
[ ] 47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
[ ] 48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
[x] 49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
[ ] 50. Atonement - Ian McEwan

Total so far: 14

[ ] 51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
[ ] 52. Dune - Frank Herbert
[ ] 53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
[ ] 54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
[ ] 55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
[ ] 56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
[ ] 57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
[ ] 58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
[ ] 59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
[ ] 60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total so far: 14

[ ] 61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
[x] 62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
[x] 63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
[x] 64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
[ ] 65. Count of Monte Cristo - AleXandre Dumas
[x] 66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
[ ] 67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
[ ] 68. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
[ ] 69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
[ ] 70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Total so far: 18

[ ] 71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
[ ] 72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
[x] 73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
[ ] 74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
[ ] 75. Ulysses - James Joyce
[x] 76. The Inferno – Dante
[ ] 77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
[ ] 78. Germinal - Emile Zola
[ ] 79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
[ ] 80. Possession - AS Byatt

Total so far: 20

[x] 81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
[ ] 82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
[ ] 83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
[ ] 84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
[ ] 85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
[x] 86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
[x] 87. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
[ ] 88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
[x] 89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
[ ] 90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total so far: 24

[x] 91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
[x] 92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Eupery
[ ] 93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
[ ] 94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
[ ] 95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
[ ] 96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
[ ] 97. The Three Musketeers - Aleandre Dumas
[x] 98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
[x] 99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
[ ] 100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Complete Total: 28

I question their choices as to what they apparently feel are classics. Bah!
alivemagdolene: (1930s Stephen)

Your result for The Classic Leading Man Test...

Clark Gable

You scored 29% Tough, 24% Roguish, 14% Friendly, and 33% Charming!

You're a helluva guy, a real split personality and a bit of an enigma. On the one hand, you're a man's man, tough talking and ready for anything. But on the other hand, you soften your rough and tumble core with a disarmingly smooth exterior, and you make the ladies swoon. You're equally admired by both men and women alike, drinking other men under the table all the while charming the socks off half a dozen lovelies. You're a commanding presence, and you know how to get what - and who - you want when you want it. You're drawn to women who, like you, are savvy enough to deal with the world on their own terms. You work well with spitfires. Leading ladies include Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, and Jean Harlow. No damsels in distress for you.

Find out what kind of classic dame you'd make by taking the
Classic Dames Test.

Take The Classic Leading Man Test
at HelloQuizzy

I iz approvin'.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
Too often, we're scared of what we really want to say. Here's your chance to let out ten of your most controversial opinions. Tag ten people to do the same. No flaming, no wank! You're entitled to your own opinion.

I like this idea and tho' I usually say "fuck it" about tagging, I'm going to tag here since this is interesting.

CONTROVERSY! And tags! )

Wow, that's a lot of controversy. The sad part is, I can think of ten more, easily. Should you need someone else to tag, I wouldn't mind doing it again. ;^)
alivemagdolene: (Music! Music! Music!)
Da Rules
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it's more amusing that way.

alivemagdolene: (Three Musicians)
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Da Rulez
1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.FREE MUSIC FTW )

Five Alive

Jan. 27th, 2009 12:44 pm
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
Da Rules
List five books that have changed or seriously affected your life and why, then tag five people to do the same

[Bad username or site: @] Sez:
I ain't taggin' shit! If you feel so moved to take this meme, by all means, have it!

Five Books That Changed/Seriously Impacted My Life (in No Particular Order)
All is Revealed )

I'm sure if you ask me tomorrow or even tonight or a week from now, my answers will be different. Well, slightly. But I do have a core of about fifteen books (or so) that seriously impacted my life.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
My Political Views
I am a left moderate social libertarian
Left: 5.63, Libertarian: 3.42

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -3.26

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Culture War Stance
Score: -6.54

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