June 22nd, 2011

deadpool, wabuffet

Writer's Block: Born again

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

A turtle. That way there would be little to no expectation for me to make rapid-fire decisions and I can still cover my ass and chew on leaves.

'Course, being the lazy bum I am, I'll have an entire lifetime to daydream -- it's what I do best.

Writer's Block: Born again

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

I would come back as a Great White Shark because they are my favorite animal and I love the ocean. I think it would be pretty sweet to get to live my next life swimming in the ocean all day and being at the top of the food chain!

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Да я уже ответил же, оправившись от ужаса, между прочим, что такая участь может быть со мной. Но уж если превращаться, то в медведя. И сильный, чтоб никто не нападал. И питаться не мясом, как хищник какой-нибудь, а малиной и мёдом. Я буду бурым. Так пусть меня занесут в Красную книгу как белого. Пока я жив как человек. 
Mum painting

Thanks for the recommendation, again

I've recovered my computer using the discs burned originally. I lost some files, but saved a bunch of money, and I might have lost the files and had to restore things anyhow. It's been kind of a rough day between that and pretty much running the classroom. But it's all been worthwhile, too.
I've got the trial AVG going, and I think I'll be buying the subscription.

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Весь "цивилизованный" мир отторгая Божественное происхождение (сотворение) человека, по сути уже ассоциирует себя с животными и перерождение не требуется, уже почти переродились еще при жизни.  Остается выбрать к каким потребительским животным себя причислить, западноевропейским, англосаксонским, восточноевропейским, среднеазиатским и проч.? Может людьми останемся и не будем фантазировать ))
солнца

Вопрос дня: Загробный мир

If you could find out what happens after you die, would you want to know?

тут важно знать влезет ли полученная информация в мое понимание мира. подозревая, что скорее всего нет, не стала бы узнавать ничего. гораздо полезнее узнать что происходит в жизни :) эту информацию хоть применить можно
солнца

Вопрос дня: Практическая магия

If you could have a power that helps you with day-to-day living, like the ability to always get a seat on the bus, what would choose, and why?

отличный вопрос :)) мне часто снится, что у меня есть дар силой мысли притягивать к себе любую вещь, находящуюся в поле зрения. если вещь компактная то можно сильно захотеть, сосредоточится и ОП она в руке. из сна в сон совершенствуюсь в этом и уже очень неплохо получается :)  вот было бы по настоящему круто так и в жизни бы уметь)))

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Главное, не тем животным, которым я становлюсь когда злоупотребли спиртными напитками)
а так, наверно ежом. Я бы играл на гитаре и собирал всякие грибы к себе на колючки

Writer's Block: See you on the other side

If you could find out what happens after you die, would you want to know?

I wouldn't want to know what happens to me after i'm dead, that's for me to know ONLY when i'm dead. Sure, i would wonder at times whether will there be anything at all after i'm dead, will i experince a afterlife or not. However, as much as i wonder, i would not spoil my life now by finding these answers given the chance. I prefer to think now that i have only ONE life, and since that i'm given only one chance to live, I will grab the chance to live my life to the fullest. Won't that makes life more exciting, than thinking that u can restart ur life like video games when it goes "game over"? Knowing that there will be an end to life is what makes ur life now so special, as each and every life people are living now is unique.
КосмоРейнджер

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Э-э... Ну, в Кота, наверное, скорее всего (только не в шкодливого, а в спокойного такого, типа интеллигентного!)... ;-)

Writer's Block: Your own toy story

Did you have a favorite stuffed animal, action figure, or doll growing up? If so, what was it and what happened to it?

I don't exactly have one special,favorite toy while growing up, but i do have many random toys when i was young. Since i have many siblings, i ended up playing "pretend" games or "hide and seek" rather than playing toys by myself. Guess my family is more out going than most. Anyway, when my mother passed away when i was young, i threw away all the toys that i possessed, for i wanted to force myself to grow up from then on. I must admit though, i really miss my toys as they held some of my finest childhood mermories, despite my weak attachment to them.
autumn

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

While it's not really advice, it's one of the few things I actually remember. 

'If you don't get into heaven, no one will.' 

My father wasn't an openly affectionate person, like me, so this.. advice is something special to me. It shows how he cared about me and tried to make me feel better. 

Writer's Block: Back in the day

Is there anything you did when you were younger that makes you laugh or blush when you remember it?

I ripped my pants while climbing over my best friend's fence and told my mom that I fell on a stick. And then, there was that one time that I  purposely locked my mom out of the house. Surprisingly, I'm the "good child"...you could only imagine what my mother went through.

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

думаю аллигатор , мощная броня плюс острые, как нож "Сантоку" зубы , вот бы не поздоровилось всем моим врагам ОЛЕНЯМ!;)))

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Дикая лошадь. Потому что она дикая и потому что она лошадь :) Потому что она свободна, но в то же время у неё есть её табун. Семья, так сказать)

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

"Соловей и роза" О.Уайльд, "Мастер и Маргарита" М.Булгаков, "Трое в лодке, не считая собаки" Джером К.Джером, т.к любимые и под разное настроение

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?
I've read The Little Prince several times and I hope to read it several more. Each time I read it I'm awestruck by the profound truths of life revealed in such simplicity. It reminds me how simple life once was and actually still is despite our interference to complicate everything.
  • flerpi

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I've reread The Lord of the Rings trilogy almost every year since I've gotten them.  They seem to get better every time I read them.  When I want to escape I read them nice and slow, visualizing the world Tolkien so richly describes.  When I'm in the mood for something a bit faster-paced, I can skip over the descriptions and still be left with a great story.  I like to look at the maps and wonder about the lands not visited in the books, curious about their peoples' untold stories.  These books are tales of strength and courage, a tale of how an everyday man can do something extraordinary.  It's an epic of good versus evil and the power of friendship.

I couldn't help but wonder recently, after I finished rereading these books again, why does trash like Ulysses gets assigned for study while these books are ignored?
Anton Ego

Writer's Block: Born again

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Some of the people I run with feel that they are the re-incarnation of an animal from a previous life.  Some of them liked it better the way they were.

I wouldn't want to be reincarnated as an animal.  Why?  I rather like some parts of modern human civilization.  Hot meals.  Hot showers.  Hot wimminz.  Health care.  Internetz.  And booze. 

I enjoy higher orders of thought and contemplation, seeking meaning, knowledge, and purpose in life; rather than being a slave to my instincts.  Freewill is teh shiznit.

The life of a non-domesticated wild animal is one of harsh hardscrabble survival.  I don't think I'd have the spirit , so to speak, to survive for very long under those conditions.  Either I'd quickly get eaten by a predator (or my mother), bested by a competitor, or simply starve.  On the other paw (see what I did there?), if I were a domestic animal, I might look out the window, longing for the freedom of a natural-roaming creature.  Catch-22.

Nah.  I rather like being human.  It's some of the other humans that act like animals (I did it again!) that bug me.
Soulmate

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?

I would choose Ferdinand Marcos. You might not know him but everyone hated that late president in my country and I would ask him this; Why did you all the inhumane things you did to your fellow Filipino when you're the only president capable of leading this country into prosperity?
My feett!

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Defiantly The Chelsea handler books. They are Amazingly funny. and everyone Ive asked to read them they always sadi yes and enjoyed them. I own It on My nook SO i read it Almost everyday! Her story's are the usual conversation that I have with My dad. And I believe its The best Books I have ever read! My favorite Is "Vodka Are You there.? Its me Chelsea" Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Is good to. They both are. I don't watch her reality show. But I think Her Books are better anyways! Her child hood was the funniest thing Ive ever heard of. and Its sorta like mine. Just always speaking your mind. But she had a way to always get what she wants. And this book teaches me how too. I love You Chelsea!!!!!!
My feett!

Writer's Block: From beyond

If you died and became a ghost and could only haunt one place, which place would you choose, and why?

To be a little Funny. I would Haunt My house. One time My brother asked me what if I pushed you off the roof.? Well i answered what came to mind. "I would haunt you and make you go gay." Well in my mind i wasn't kidding. So I would Haunt My house. It would be funny to watch my family freak out If i moved things randomly or the TV turns on out of no where. Plus none of them believe in ghosts except for me. So I would find it very Hilarious. Just to see my family go insane.

Writer's Block: See you on the other side

If you could find out what happens after you die, would you want to know?

Hmm. My original answer to this was "Nothing, I don't want to keep myself waiting once I know what it is and cause anxiety, but know what? That won't happen, I think eventually I'll be alright. More than anything I just want to know if there is a "happening", if theres just something. It would be an incredible opportunity to find out.

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


Gone With The Wind, every 2 years+/-,because I like it, and it's Comfort Fluff
The Bible, weekly, sometimes more (not the whole thing!) I try to get through the whole thing in 2-3 years, but don't usually succeed,do I really have to explain that one?
The Road Less Traveled, every 2 years +/-, because I need to be reminded of certain life principles
An Anthropologist From Mars, because the variety of human nature fascinates me
Descarte's Error, theory of the mind is intriguing
The Brain (A Neuroscience Primer), if I can try to understand the physiology of the brain, it helps to understand the theory of mind


 


Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


I have to choose just one?

Often I re-read multiple works by the same author, rather than a single book. The entire Aubrey-Maturin seafaring series (Patrick O'Brian) probably claims me once a year, as do the Darkover novels (Marion Zimmer Bradley).

I do, however, have favorites among single volumes; kids' classics including The Secret Garden and The Little Princess; almost anything by Louisa May Alcott. There are times when the only book that either puts me where I want to be, or finds me where I already am, would be The Witching Hour (Anne Rice).

And then there are my perennial (and with good reason) favorites, Catching Cat and Alley Dreams. By me. But...that's a whole nother story :)

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

There are a lot of books that I've read more than once, and all for different reasons. But I suppose there are some I've read more than others.

1-Marie-Tempête : One of the few French books I've actually enjoyed reading. I think I've read this 2 or 3 times, once in grade 5 (oh lord, what was I thinking then?!) and once or twice in junior high. It's a really stunning book that deals with relationships, illness, sex, teen pregnancy, loss, running away, and having to face the consequences of your actions. It's actually 3 books, but I managed to find a compilation of the three. Dominique Demers is an absolute genius.

2-The Gemma Doyle Trilogy : Not a series I read religiously, but I've read it in it's entirety at least 5 times. A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray follow Gemma Doyle and her friends from Spence Academy. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the series gives a new look at the possibilities of magic and other worlds. Absolutely haunting, it keeps pulling you in the more you read. I became so attached to the characters that by the end of the third book, I had to stop and put it away, because I knew what was going to happen. I still read this series about once a year.

3-The Moth Diaries : I don't even know where to begin with this book. There is so much going on in such short time, and you never know what's real and what's not. Written in diary-form, It's a psychological journey into the mind of a schizophrenic, paranoid teen girl at a private school in the US. There are so many plot twists and unbelievable characters, it's hard to know where to look next. The weirdest part? You never know if this if the story is completely fiction, or if it's really the author's experience. I still go back to this whenever I want a quick read that will get my mind spinning and send shivers down my spine.

4-Harry Potter : Alright, it's out there. I am a total Harry Potter nerd. I love it. I can't get enough of it. I read the series at least once a year, sometimes twice. I don't think I need to explain why, because these books are just awesome beyond words. I got the chance last fall to go to the theme park at Universal Orlando. Holy friggin crap, dream come true. It was seriously beyond words. 'Nuff said.

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

There are several actually. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pride and Prejudice, anything by Rbt Parker (Spenser and Sunny Randall are my faves, like his other loose books [not series], not crazy about the Paradise books for some reason), I love to re-read Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allen Poe. There are others but those are the ones I can think of off hand. Even knowing how the story will play out, those writers just have a lovely way w words.

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Robin McKinley's- Sunshine
What's not to love? Vampires? Magic? Amazing food? Mystery? And a "bad boy/ good guy" boyfriend to boot! Not to mention a kick ass main character who's spunky and down to earth....literally. ^.^ But yea...this is my go to novel when I'm needing a little comfort. <3

Writer's Block.

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


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Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I keep coming back to William Gibson's Idoru.  The way he weaves storylines together is interesting, the chapters tend to be relatively short so it is easy to read in short bursts, and the general concept of marrying a virtual idol is certainly intriguing. 
детство, Душа
  • djanet

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация


If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Бабочкой.
Процитирую отрывок из поста 2009 года djanet.livejournal.com/38530.html ,ибо и сейчас так думаю.
"С детства эти летучие создания залетают в квартиру в любое время года, шоколадного цвета легко даются в руки. Легкость, хрупкость, красота – и все это на ладони. А еще у греков было поверье, что после смерти человека его душа превращается в бабочку. Красивый образ, я еще иногда говорю, что когда так случится, что я уйду от всех, пусть помнят, что обязательно навещу их в образе бабочки(Павлиний глаз, бабочка темной расцветки). Как-то по «Культуре» выступал Тонино Гуэрра. Он рассказал, то когда освободился во время войны, после всех пыток и мучений, он думал, что перестал быть человеком, то готов был накинуться на что угодно и т.п. И вдруг он увидел бабочку и почувствовал, вспомнил самого себя. И последнее, в фильме «Целитель Адамс» есть очень хороший эпизод с бабочкой,посмотрите,если кому интересно,да и сам фильм очень достойный".Еще я бы с детьми играла и садилась к грустным людям:)
Отрывок нашла,но он на испанском,хотя и без слов можно понять.
actual protagonist

Writer's Block: Born again

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

A plankton. Life would be so simple. Drifting on the ocean and finally becoming chow for a blue whale or another similar creature. Best thing is not feeling anything when dying because even if there's pain, a plankton's not smart enough to comprehend it.

I'm joking, but y'know, that last part sounds pretty awesome.
1_Harry

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

John Irving's "The Hotel New Hampshire." It's quirky, wonderful, the plot is unexpected and I love the language he uses.

R.A. Heinlein's "The door into summer." Why? Because Petronius the cat is saved at the end :)

David Brin's "Startide rising" and "The uplift war," parts of his Uplift saga. A wonderfully realized tale of galactic intrigue, and a hopeful future.






Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

This Is All by Aiden Chambers. It's fiction and about a 19 year old pregnant girl, who puts together a book with her diaries for her unborn daughter. This book makes me laugh, cry, and think a lot deeper about things I wouldn't normally think about. I think all girls should read this. 
purple, diary

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I finished reading it, put it on the table for a few minutes, and started reading it again. It's just so funny and brilliant and amazing (plus, every time I lend it out to friends, I have to re-read it so I can talk about it properly with them). Also, I notice more and more details about it each time I re-read it.


Melusine

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I re-read Lord of the Rings each year, usually starting around Oct.  Why is because I like to travel to Middle Earth each year.

I'm wierd about books.  If I own it, it's because it's good enough to re-read.  I normally don't buy books unless I've read them first, from the library or elsewhere.  Then, if they're good enough, I buy them.  I still have a library that threatens to take over the house.

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I find myself reading and rereading  a series of personal journals by Pastor Carl W. Hahn, an 80 year old man who was a
pastor of a conservative denominational church for many, many years until one night he was awakened by an angel.

It changed quite a few things in his life.

I consider his words apples of gold in settings of silver.
 
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Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


Hmmm.

Well, there's Mariette in Ecstasy, because I just love it so much. It's been a while since I read it, though.

Then there's Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which is hard to put down once it's picked up.

I used to read The Sun Also Rises at least once a year, but I was younger then, and the sun was a bit brighter then, too.

Which only leaves Jack of Kinrowan, which is not great writing but is, I suppose, a "comfort" book for me.

That's about it for (fiction) books I've read a number of times.