July 24th, 2011

Victorious Undine

Writer's Block: Life imitating art

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?


If manga counts under "books", probably Undine from Claymore. She clings to a friend until she's left on her own, fighting to find her own strength and protect others with her friend's sword while pushing away the people she cares about; afraid to get close to anyone again, and terrified and ashamed of anyone finding out she's not entirely the impressive soldier she appears to be. In the end, as hard as she tries she isn't meant to go the distance and ends up another battle statistic with only her friends' memories and her sword giving her any sort of legacy.

~M_C~

  • malj0k

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?


Нюша из смешариков.
Бриджит Джонс.
И еще обезьянка из "38 попугаев".
В общем, когда я вижу этих персонажей, мне прям неудобно становится, что люди про меня сейчас всё узнают...

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

1)Мартин Иден
2) Александр Супербродяга (фильм и книга "В диких условиях" - единственный реальный персонаж)
3) Главный герой фильма "Курьер" Иван Мирошников
4) Сал Парадайз из романа "На дороге" Джека Керуака
5) Холден Колфилд из "Над пропастью во ржи"

Похож, потому что хочу то, что они хотели. Мне близко то, что делали они. И я почти во всём соглашаюсь с их умозаключениями.
А с номером 5 меня сравнивала бывшая девушка, которая недавно заявила мне, что, прочитав книгу Селинджера, увидела меня в главном герое. Говорит, что такая же ненависть и  презрение присутствуют и во мне. Очень лестное сравнение.

Вопрос дня: Ошибки

сожалею,да.....очень даже.Я верила людям,а их очень мало.Извлечь урок можно,только к чему эта борьба,Ведь по большому счету не знаем сколько нам жить,а известно,длительные стрессы ,ведут к серьезным последствиям.Человек просто становится жестче,или надевает маску и начинает мстить,но это не про меня.....

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I would most certainly move to another place for someone I love. It does not matter where we are, but if we are with the ones we love. I used to travel often. I would often experience that no matter how luxurious or wonderful the place was, I could not be happy without someone that I cared about. 
Of course, there would be limits to where I would move to, but generally speaking, as long as it would be a move to a safe place, then it would be okay. Life is short, and love is not always knocking at the door. When you have found that special someone, you should find a way to live your lives together.

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

  The best day I ever had was when my sister, whom I hadn't seen for years and I missed dearly, finally had the chance to come here, for a visit. Then, I found out that my brother, whom I hadn't seen for a while, but I didn't wait nearly as long for him to come back, was coming for a visit too. Soon, just when I thought I wouldn't see many of my family members for a long time, they came here! I don't know if it was a coincidence, if they were trying to suprise us, or some other reason, but I was very happy, and we got to celebrate many things whilst they were here.
croco nom nom

Writer's Block: FWB

FWB
Sure, the pros are obvious—but what are the cons of having a friend with benefits?


One con would possibly be that a person can become too attached, and effectively want more than being just friends - and sometimes that's a path to crippling/destructing a good relation. That's the first thing that springs in to mind.

Other than that, it's all pro :D

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

фильм "табор уходит в небо". Девушка Рада. не знаю почему-) мать вечно сравнивает. а вообще, не хочу быть похожей на героев книг и фильмов. индивидуальность куда лучше, kids)
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Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

I think one of the good days (I can't remember NOW better, but maybe there is) I ever had was my graduation ceremony in Perm State University. I felt really happy and proud this day. I felt that I've earned that I got red diploma (it's the color of diplomas which are given to the top students) and that I've done a good job studying at the university. My parents and my friends were also proud for me this day.

Day journal:
Today I've done almost all exercises in english. There are left just exercises for vocabulary. So, I have some time to learn about GRE and TOEFL. I think when to do it. I intend to take TOEFL in September, but I don't sure about whether I need this GRE.. I have to learn more carefully requirements of universities. And also I have already to begin to prepare all necessary documents for universities.
Also today I had laundry and cooked chicken and eggs for tomorrow.
I didn't exercise, so I gave one more day to my body to have a rest. But tomorrow I intend to jog. It's enough rest =)
I read about XCode. I really interested in creating my own application for Mac and I have some ideas for that. Oh, my brother is calling me. So, I'm going to see my nephew. Bye =)
Catwoman

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

я похожа на Маргариту - потому что я преданна, я слегка безумна  и я ведьма :)
я похожа на кота Бегемота - потому что люблю страдать фигнёй, нарушать общепринятый кодекс поведения и "я действительно похож на галлюцинацию! обратите внимание на мой профиль в лунном свете!" (с)
я похожа на Миледи - иногда мне доставляет удовольствие морочить людей...
я похожа на барона Мюнхгаузена - потому что мне хочется заставить людей поверить в мою реальность...
Дарья

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

Почему-то мне всегда был близок только Соломон. Тот, что Царь царей. мне всегда он представлялся белокурым. Бабушка сказала, что там, где он жил, блондинов не густо. Яне поверила. Стала вчитываться. Дошла до описания Давида (папы Соломона).  Так вот, он был светловолосым!!!! Значит, неспроста я так считала. Я очень ярко вижу его лицо. Мне кажется, что я знаю каждую его черточку. А когда читаю о нем, то словно вспоминаю что-то, что было со мной или с очень кем-то близким. Так что, я себя с ним не ассоциирую, но думаю, что в какой-то прошлой жизни он был совсем-совсем рядом.

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

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

"The Vampire Diaries" and "The Vampire Diaries: The Return" series by LJ Smith. They're both so well written and you can never guess what's going to happen next. One of the main characters, Damon, is such a complicated character and he's so evil but LJ finds a way to make you love him when you aren't looking.
Beautiful Lady

Writer's Block: Saints and sinners

If you found a wad of cash on the ground, would you keep it? Donate it? Take it to the police?


I'd keep it - I figure that it would be the Universe providing me with something that I needed.

It occurs to me that I can't imagine finding a wad of cash unless I really need it - as if it couldn't possibly happen at a time when I am already flush with cash - if I found a lot of cash at a time when I didn't need it, I'd give it away.
The Lady Raven

Writer's Block: Life imitating art

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?


I would have to say, Viviane - from Marion Zimmer Bradley's novel, 'The Mists Of Avalon'.

The reason being, she is a Welsh High Priestess who is a strong religious leader that is often misunderstood. She tries to orchestrate situations for the greater good of all and for the greater good of Paganism. In situations where most people are panicking, she remains calm, cool and collected. She is very knowledgeable about The Olde Religion, and teaches The Craft, as well as Paganism, to many students.






Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?


There is no such thing as a perfect day. Something always goes wrong, there is always some issue- Anabelle always gets cranky, whether we're out or in all day, or even an even mixture. Aside from my daughters birth, which was extremely painful but of course EXTREMELY rewarding...

My boyfriend and I went out of town for an Angels thing he was involved in, a community outreach thing. We spent the whole day, the three of us, just helping out and having fun. I ended up babysitting some kids I didn't know, got good food and met some of his friends. Anabelle had too many sweets and wore a lot of sunscreen but still got burned a bit. I put my stroller to good use, both to let her rest, to carry around stuff and provide her with shade. Then I ended up spending the night at his house, and after Anabelle went to bed, we had amazing boyfriend girlfriend time. As a matter of fact, I believe that was the night I orgasmed for the first time, which is hilarious that I've been having sex for years and he's the only one I've actually gotten to orgasm with. I thought I was just one of the ones that couldn't. And what's even more wonderful, is we were both sober. :)

Needless to say, we plan on doing that again. :D

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

it was a cold winter night in 2006.
i went to a friends new years eve party, for all of us gays haha.
i had my sister, & my at the time best friends julie & liz with me.

& then i saw her. [:
sitting on the couch, txtn away!
we had planned on meeting, & when we finally did it was like the world slowed down.
she was sitting with this mexican bitch (who later hella hated me, lulzz) but she was super straight & could of had jayse, but i guess thats what liking dick does to you - makes you miss out on something special!
funny story, cuz her boyfriend ended up hitting on me later in the years lol.

but ill never forget that night.
the way i was drunk, & crawling over to her lol.
how we played all those stupid teenager drinking games & eric dared us to kiss haha.
i kept telling her to get off her phone, & she did all shy like.
but i knew once we kissed, it was a night i would never forget!







HEY. i said i was drunk, lol!
& she still has those damn shorts lmao.. i hate them! but she wont get rid of them cuz thats what we met in.
i still have that ugly dress too. [:
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Writer's Block: On the menu

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Was it any good?

I would say the weirdest thing I ate was some powder-sugared-jellyfish thing (I don't even know if this is correct) that I tried when I lived in Hawaii... It wasn't very good.

That or Grass. And I remember thinking grass was good when I was little.
Those are the only things that I can think of right at this moment. (:

Вопрос дня: Наркотики - это модно?

Существует ли мода на наркотики?

Мода ест наркотики
Человеку хочется чего то нового, необычного, запрещённого.
Сейчас идёт время "красоты", селикона, понтов, слабости.
Многих не устраивает их внешний вид и способности и они хотят это как то поменять, а ума и сил нет на перемены.

Не употребляйте наркотики - кто бы вам что не рассказывал, оставайтесь красивыми, яркими и умными.
Ищите альтернативные способы время препровождения.

Writer's Block: Life imitating art

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

So many characters, but only one I can choose.

This is, understandably, a REALLY hard question to answer. In matter of fact, as soon as I saw that this was the topic, I immediately goggled "what book character are you?" quizzes. This ended up being a waste of time though, as most online quizzes only delve into popular fiction (think Twilight and Harry Potter). The problem with this is that, while not always true, most of the time characters from just works are shallow and unrelateable. In any case, I will say at the risk of sounding "snotty," they are nothing compared to the characters from classics.

So, with only my own (hopefully unbiased) opinion to present, what characters do I most relate to? Well, still a very difficult question, so I think it would be easier to list off all of the characters I think I might relate to. Here it goes:

Hamlet from Hamlet

Why:

-very political
-Indecisive
-good planner (save for being indecisive)
-likes a good play
-can kinda mope around a bit too long over something

why not:

-I'm not religious, while he's heavily religious
-I'm not out on any revenge plots

Holden from The Catcher and the Rye:

why:

-pessimistic
-introverted
-insecure
-excessive use of bad language

why not:

-I'm self-aware
-introverted, but not anti-social (like he is)

Huck Finn from Huckaberry Finn

Why:

-kind of a loner
-only hangs out with about one or two people
-a follow of my own morals

why not:

-I don't have family issues
-I'm not religious
-I don't live in a deep South society

Probably someone from Catch-22 (there's too many characters for me not to fill out at least one role)



camo, army, military, korea, boots

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day


The perfect day is being able to call home from across the seas and have your family on the other end of the line. Being overseas and serving your country is hard.... though easy at the same time. Working for the military isn't an overly exerting thing. You make sure you are prepared for any thing that may occur, "Ready to fight tonight", but than again you spend alot of your time during the day spinning around in your chair and staring at the ceiling with one thing on your mind;

"FAMILY"

You never realize how much you take for granted until the things you had everyday of your life suddenly disappears.... well not disappear exactly but becomes distant and hard to grab a hold of.

Yeah. The perfect day is when I can hear my loved ones voices... 




Song Lyrics of the day:

DIVER by NICO touches the walls


Original / Romaji Lyrics
English Translation
Ano suiheisen ga toozakatte iku
Ao sugita sora ni wa ashita sura egakenakute
Iki mo dekinai kurai yodonda hito no mure
Boku wa itsu kara koko ni mogurikonda n da?
The horizon is fading away
You can't even depict tomorrow in a sky so blue
I'm unable to even breathe amongst the crowds of frozen people
How long has it been since I dived into this place?
Kanashimi nante hakidashite  mae dake mitereba ii n da kke
Sore ja totemo matomo de irarenai
Subete wo boku ga teki ni mawashite mo  hikari wo kasuka ni kanjiteru n da
Soko made yuke sou nara
Would it be better if I just looked ahead and let my sorrow vent out?
But then I couldn't be very honest
Even when I hand everything over to my enemies, I can faintly sense light
I wonder if it will make it all the way down to me? 
Iki wo shitakute  koko wa kurushikute
Yami wo miageru dake no yoru wa  mogaku gen'atsushou no DAIBAA
Ikite iru n datte  tashikametakute
Fukai kaitei wo mezashite mou ichido  kokyuu wo shiyou
I want to breathe but I'm having difficulty here
Simply looking up into the dark of night, I am a diver struggling with sickness from descent
Even though I'm alive, I need to make sure
So as I aim for the deep seabed, I'll breathe once again
Atama no naka no chizu wo hikkuri kaeshitara
Tarinai mono darake de  hitori obieta yuube
Boku wa tsuyoi n datte zutto omotteta
Dare yori mo tsuyoi tte zutto omotteta
When I turned over the map for the inside of my mind last night
It was filled with the knowledge of what I lack, leaving me alone and frightened
Even though I always thought that I was strong
I had always thought that I was stronger than any other person
Maigo ni natta hakuchou ga  hoshi no yozora ni ukande ita
Nagusame no you ni furidashita ame 
Dakedo dou yara bokura wa nare sou mo nai  hoshi ga hoshi nara boku wa boku sa
Doko made yuke sou ka na
A swan that had become lost was floating in the starry night sky
As though it were comfort, the rain began to fall
But it appears that we can't even become that; if a star is a star, then I can only be myself
I wonder how far I could go?
Omotai ikari wo shoikonde  hon no sukoshi inori wo hakidashite
Maru de aizu no you ni furidashita ame
Carrying a heavy anchor on my back, I utter a tiny little prayer
And just as though it were a sign, the rain began to fall
Iki wo shitakute  koko wa kurushikute
Yami wo miageru dake no boku ja  ukabu houhou mo nai DAIBAA
Ikite iru n datte  tashikametai nara sou
Fukai kaitei wo mezashite mou ichido dake
Iki wo shite mite
Tada no shiawase ni kidzuitara  mou nido to oborenai yo 
I want to breathe but I'm having difficulty here
I simply look up into the dark as a diver without a means of surfacing
Even though I'm alive, I need to be perfectly sure
So as I aim for the deep seabed just this one last time
I'll try my hand at breathing
If I could come to realise just a fraction of happiness, I would never drown again

Вопрос дня: Наркотики - это модно?

Существует ли мода на наркотики?

К сожалению, нарушеное формирование ребенка, внушает ему, что наркотики - это круто.Когда ты под кайфом, то ты крут, ты веселый, ты "центр" своей компашки.Многие могут со мной не согласится, но таково мое мнение и не только.Я сужу по общению с людьми своего возраста.
Domestic? Never!

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

A day about a week ago was perfect. I got fanfic done, went for a run and had a full eight hours of sleep. :) Heehe now I'm living on four, and in my defense for being up this early when everyone is asleep they told me we were leaving in seven minutes, anyway maybe today will be the best day. If anyone around my house wakes up... 

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

The best day I've ever had was in June of this year.  I was at a national conference for intellectual and developmental disabilities and I did the opening ceremony by being the narrator for the story of self-advocacy.   I got a standing ovation that lasted at least 3 to 5 minutes(didn't think that would ever happen)and to my surprise, there were people from the internationl community in the audience.    That day, I had many compliments and several countries wanted me to go back with them when it wasall done and over with, in fact, the lady from the Netherlands wanted me to go with her right then and there and she was willing to pay all expenses.   I'd be there now, however, I don't have a passport(I'm working on getting one).  She wanted me there so that I could speak at an EU convention for those with disabilities.   I didn't think I'd get accepted by the international community that fast, normally, it takes about ten years just to get your foot in the door for this field.  I can tell you which countries wanted me to go with them: Netherlands, Belgium, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Italy, Denmark, Phillippines, Thailand, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Kenya, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Spain, Portugal, Germany, China, Austria, Finland, France, and the United Kingdom.   I was told later on  that having so many countries wanting to have you speak with them about your experiences this fast is unheard of and its unprecedented at best.    It just makes me want to do it more.

Before hand, my best day was like this: I got bullied to the point where I hid in a janitor's closet for several hours and after my dad found me around 5 PM, he went to the bully's house and threatened him something fierce.   The cops were called and my dad only got a warning(I guess in that sense, it helped to be friends with over half of the police force in the city we lived in at that time).    After that, we went out for pizza in a nearby town and we hit the mall where I got a new pair of shoes and dad picked out a dress for me(it was blood red in color and borderline slutty and I was only ten at the time).  He also found some fishnet stockings in that same color and in my size at a nearby risque shop(my dad was highly eccentric at best).   I'm still surprised that my mom didn't find out about all of this as they were still married at that time.

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

На Ёзафа из фильма "Класс" (2007 г., Эстония). Потому что могу однажды взять и долбануть по всем точно так же. От меня всего можно ожидать. Вполне!

The Best Day of My Life!

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

The Best Day I ever had was on Aug. 14 2010. It was the day I saw my idol in concert. Yes, Demi Lovato! I love her, adore her, there are just no words to describe it! She was on tour with the Jonas Brothers and the cast of the movie Camp Rock 2. It was at the Hershey Stadium in Hershey PA. I went with one of my best friends to, so it made it that much more specile because I could share it with her. It was a very good show. Amazing really! I remember when Demi came out on stage, the only thing running through my mind was "She is real." Kinda funny to think about because obvisly she is real, but when i first saw her it was just like wow she is right there! I just wanted to cry I was so happy!  The dance moves were awesome, and all the lighting and everything, it was just so good! They started with a few songs from the Camp Rock movie (so no Jonas Brothers or Demi yet,) then Demi came out and sang "We Cant back Down" from the Camp Rock movie. The next set was Demi Lovato's, she was so amazing! I loved it so much, she really knew how to rock the stage! the it was the Jonas Brothers turn! they were very good too! They sure knew how to rock out! Then Demi came out and sang a duet with Joe. It was also around the time of Joe's birthday, so Demi came out and gave him a cake! I just loved every minuet of that concert! When we were waiting for the concert to start, me and my friend would be sitting next to the fence, trying to get glimpse of the sound check, it was funny. I love her so much ever cents I saw her in the first Camp Rock movie, I just fell in love. Recently, yes I know she has been through a lot, but she has really pulled herself together and I love her for that. I will never forget that day, and i still keep the concert ticket on my wall, along with many posters of her!Me at the concert
на даче:)

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

На Алису из произведения Льюиса Кэрролла "Алиса в стране чудес". Алиса в сказке то уменьшалась, то увеличивалась. Аналогичным образом я часто рассматриваю различные жизненные ситуации. Кстати, этот приём очень действенен для понимания сути происходящего вокруг:-)

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

The best day I ever had would have to be when I went to a friend's church for the first time.  I'm not going to my regular church right now because my driver i currently out of town for a month on an Israel trip.  While she's away, I'm going to church with one of the CNAs here at the Mary Bryant Home.  Although it's been way too hot to want to move, going to a church that is all one building and on one floor made that day so good.  Not only that, I didn't really have too many problems with my allergies.

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

Hm.  There's been many many good days in my life. To zero in on only one best one in  63 years would be extremely  hard. So I'll pick a year, and give you the best day in that year.

December 2nd, 1947.  I opened my eyes and here I was.

Sept . 18th, 1967 met my dearest friend who remains so even now, 44 years later.

December 27th, 1969 finally made peace with mother and enjoyed a wonderful relationship with her til I lost her to a stroke in 1984.

There. 3 best days for you. There are many more but those three are pretty significant.
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Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?
I guess I'd have to say my wedding day. . My bridesmaids assembled at my house and they looked wonderful in their long pink dresses and little matching hats. The limo took us to the church. My Dad was happy and proud, I was nervous. I remember asking somebody to go and check that the groom was there "As long as I know he's here, I'll be able to relax." Everything went smoothly with both the ceremony and the reception(with the exception of my cake being uncuttable!)

My Dad and Mom, his Dad and Mom, our grandmothers, aunts, uncles, etc., all our friends and relatives, everyone had a great time. And our honeymoon night was great, too!

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

Greatest day ever? So glad you asked!  Let me tell you about it.

There's a day that's drawing near when this darkness breaks to light, and the shadows disappear and my faith shall be my eyes. The very thought of it makes me want to break out in song.


Brielle Payne

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

It was Friday, April 8 I think. It SNOWED in Orange County. It SNOWED in Southern California. I was so happy, me and my neighbors had a snowball fight, we sledded down our driveway and down the Big Hill, we had so much fun, it was amazing. It was heavy snow, not blizzard snow, but like so much hail and snow mixed together that it blanketed the ground.

That was probably the most amazing day that I can remember.

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Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

I dont know if it was the best day I ever had but it stands out in my memory as one of the best...

It was the summer my wife came to live with me.  We'd been long distance relationship for over a year and finally we were together.  Things had been really rough though for a while and well I had had a nervous breakdown shortly after she came to live with me thanks to some crap going on in my life which I won't go into here.

So due to the mental breakdown, I had a medical leave from work.  She'd been with me for about a month or so and we discovered that she was newly pregnant.    

We decided to take a day and go to a place here called the Ledges.  The park was closed to traffic due to flooding from Spring rains, but you could walk down.  We took the kids and packed lunch, and my guitar and we walked in.   We let the kids play and run through the park and water... I remember sketching and drawing in my sketch pad... while she lay in the grass on a blanket in the shade.  

I played my guitar for her and sang to her... and we lay together on the grass holding hands and feeling so very in love and at peace.

We felt like we had everything ahead of us and we could do anything at all.  It was bliss. I still remember the blue and white checked dress she wore that day as well... it unbuttoned down the front entirely....
It was a wonderful day.


Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

Во мне, и уже давно, Адриано Челентано сидит. Но, как обезьяна в клетке, выхода не находит.
Бестолков, девушки не любят, угрюм, обидчив, легкомыслен...Казалось бы, полный лузер - вешайся,
но держит какая - то недосказанность,  не весь "вышел"... 
С Чарли Чаплиным внутреннее родство точно имею.
От моей матушки Зои Степановны моя национальность - "Волга", хоть, считай, и не жил в тех местах.
Мордва, мари,  что - то чувашское, полведра русского... Могу отличить "своего" человека:
Валерий Чкалов, Алексей Маресьев... Из нынешних - выдающийся боксер Олег Маскаев.
:-)

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

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

Не люблю перечитывать, второй раз уже не так интересно читать, уже заранее знаешь чем все закончиться. Хотя Мастера и Маргариту  читала 2 раза.

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

Наверное на Лимонова) Как бы это не высокомерно звучало)) Но только не из первой его книги) А такой средне-поздний Лимонов. Бунтарь, творческий деятель, строитель орагизации и т.д.
Или на одного из персонажей книги Прилепина Санька, к примеру)
demons

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

A lot of these responses seem to be kids extolling rock concerts. I'm surprised there are not more people writing about their weddings, graduations, birthday parties, or other life-milestones.
Certainly, out of all the days in a life there must be one that was 'best', but none in particular stand out in my memory, and the entries to this prompt that I've read so far seem shallow (with the possible exception of Akirashima's super-special chili recipe).
Takato Yamamoto

Writer's Block: Life imitating art

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?


Jane Eyre. And Midori Kobayashi from Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood. Not sure why, just the things she says, I guess... She reminds me of me.

~ ~ ~

“Do you think you weren’t loved enough?”

She tilted her head and looked at me. Then she gave a sharp, little nod. “Somewhere between ‘not enough’ and ‘not at all.’ I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it – to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once. But they never gave that to me. Never, not once....So I made up my mind I was going to find someone who would love me unconditionally three hundred and sixty-five days a year. I was still in elementary school at the time – fifth or sixth grade – but I made up my mind once and for all.”

“Wow,” I said. “And did your search pay off?”

“That’s the hard part… I guess I’ve been waiting so long I’m looking for perfection. That makes it tough.”

“Waiting for the perfect love?”

“No, even I know better than that. I’m looking for selfishness. Perfect selfishness. Like, say I tell you I want to eat strawberry shortcake. And you stop everything you’re doing and run out and buy it for me. And you come back out of breath and get down on your knees and hold this strawberry shortcake out to me. And I say I don’t want it anymore and throw it out the window. That’s what I’m looking for.”

“I’m not sure that has anything to do with love,” I said with some amazement.

“It does,” she said. “You just don’t know it.”
~ ~ ~

Writer's Block: Life imitating art

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

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Writer's Block: Life imitating art

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?


Honestly, I have no idea. The misunderstood Danish prince in me always had a soft spot for Katchoo from "Strangers in Paradise", but if you know the series you know how unlike my life hers is. I also identify strongly with Anne Elliot from "Persuasion", but again there are too many differences to say that I'm really like her.

I'm going to take a leaf out of krysadis; I'm super curious as to who you think I'm like. Screened for the time being, but I'll unscreen when it looks like I'm not getting any more.
universe

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

I'm honestly not sure. The day I (and Tony) saw Simon and Garfunkel for the first time in 2003? The day we got married? The day we moved into our first house in 2009? Our housewarming party was a good day, too...maybe last Thanksgiving (the first one Tony and I have ever hosted)? Maybe April 25th of this year...spent the day in San Francisco...we went on a Bay Cruise, spent some time at the National Academy of Sciences, and then attended the Paul Simon show. Of course, as a child, every Christmas seemed like the best day. I really can't pick just one.
Red eyes

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?


It is actually a mix of yesterday and today. Yesterday I was able to make it in to visit my friends out of state like I wanted. We cooked steaks on the grill, made double baked potatoes, and corn on the cob. We went to the rec room and watched movied on a giant tv screen as well as played a couple of video games and then came back to the house to relax and just hang out.

Then today, we scored primo seats for the matinee showing of Wicked. I have never seen it and am looking forward to being able to write more about that later. Off to see what other fun and awesomeness awaits for the remainder of the day.
wedding pic

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?


My wedding day because it joined my life with the best man on the planet! Nope, it did not go smoothly and had enough angst and worry to choke a cat LOL. None of that made one iota of difference though....it made legal what our hearts had already declared and that transcends all else!

Nearly 19 years (at the end of August) and it just gets better. Oh yeah, we've had hardships but the burden has been halved, we've disagreed but always with respect and love and allowance for the other to hold a different opinion. We laugh each day, talk all the time, share most everything (we work together literally so we are pretty much 24/7 together), we continue to be each other's best friend and confidant. I wish that sort of companion for all of you!


Love,
Kathleen
busy work day today but hope to drop in tomorrow.
the boy kitty

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?
Never perfect! I actively make plans for 'perfect' days & moments through finding activities in the area or doing things that please myself. No perfect days - just perfect moments. Usually when I complete something, but also when I get something out of the process, try to enjoy the process, or find something new. My instincts are to want to fix the world and leave a legacy, but I'm only one person so in order to have that perfect day I have to keep into account these human limitations. If things were always perfect, I would either be delusional or inhuman. I do believe some people do have more perfect days than others or more perfect days than you do and not see how perfect it is. I'd like to make a perfect day or moment for someone else, but I can't control anyone else's emotions.

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

I don't know about the best day ever, but in recent time I'd have to say the day my fiance and I went out to camp and spent the entire day just coasting in our boat. Swimming, Eating, Drinking, Smoking, and with our tshirts.  Our camp is still new, so we haven't explored the water too much and it was only our 3rd in the boat period. The food we packed was gourmet - different kinds of crackers and a homemade cheeseball, homemade cookies, homemade sandwiches made with cooked chicken, basil, swiss cheese, homemade garlic/parsley mayo, and roasted red peppers, good chocolate, pickles, cucumbers, fruit of all kinds. We had so much food and so much fun we went back out the next day and did it again.

With all the things going on right now and my life, it felt heavenly to just indulge for a whole weekend....

Mind you we got hit with a horrendous storm with high winds, rain and golfball sized hail as soon as we were packed up and heading home - causing us to get home 2.5hours later then usual. SO WORTH IT THOUGH!!!
Guitarface

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?


I've had plenty of really good days so it's hard to choose just one, so I'll just choose one that went as unspoiled as possible, even by the smallest of mishaps like my parents rowing or other things that I would not have liked).

I remember having a really good day out when I was in Canada and we were staying at Jasper; I remember spending the day visiting one of the mountains, and going up half way on a cable car, while a guy who I described at the time as a "Spike lookalike" told us all about the mountains. I remember that I actually made it all the way up to the top; it was very steep, but getting up there was satisfying, and I got some amazing photographs.

I also remember having sour skittles (I don't think they even sell them anymore, or at least not in England) for the first time and having a really enjoyable evening meal, and the waiter was a young Canadian guy who was very friendly.

The day after, when we visited the Athabaskar Glacier, would have been a candidate, but I have to base it on the full 24 hours, so it lost marks because a few tempers flared over dinner that night.

However, the day I described above, 22 August 2001, gets a 10/10 from me.

Writer's Block: Saints and sinners

If you found a wad of cash on the ground, would you keep it? Donate it? Take it to the police?

Ugh...A wad?  I think I would want to keep it.  But knowing me, the fear that it could be marked or it could end up being traced back to me somehow -I'd probably end up taking to the cops. I'm so ashamed!! LOL.

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

leaving school getting rid of my uniform which i had to wear for four years now that blazer seemed to be apart
of me do i miss it yes like a hole in the head?but i miss the cain 3 times i got the whip but i deserved it i guess after i leave school they ban it just my luck?

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?

well the best day i've ever had has to be November 6th because that's the day I went to Neko-con. It was awesome met a bunch of Otakus obsessed with the same things as me. Also bought a lot of stuff...And no one was judgemental of anyone else because we were all there for the same reason so none of that crap mattered. So  basically thats why it ruled. Sorry for the ober crappy writing skills~xx

Вопрос дня: Сходство

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?

Если по вопросу сходства, то я даже точно не могу ответить. Но могу сказать одно- я по натуре не очень современная. Я временами не совсем понимаю людей нашего времени.

Writer's Block: Life imitating art

Which movie or book character are you most like, and why?


Interesting question. It depends on who other people have told me I resemble in stories, and who I think I'm more akin to. Keri used to tell me that I'm like Jack on Lost; she said that I need someone to rescue in order to be happy. That I need someone to help in order to gain fulfillment from life. And that I will make myself unhappy in my pursuit of that need even though I may know there's a simpler way. I'll stand up for my ethics even though it's a losing battle. I was kinda pissed off by that at first. Then I realized that she's kind of right. At the end of the series, Jack dies fighting "Locke" and saves his friends and the island. If that's how I've got to go out to bring meaning to my life, so be it. Nature, I suppose, always has some kind of backup plan.

If it's my opinion that carries more weight, I think I'm like more like Dante in the Inferno. Yes, there's the obvious reference to going through Hell to find the love I've lost, and we know I'm more than willing to do that, so that's not what I'm talking about. More that I thought I knew everything before my journey started. I'm constantly surprised and disappointed by mankind. I feel that every year is another lesson, or group of lessons for me to learn, and hopefully when I meet the devil, I can walk back out of Hell keeping everything I've learned with me.

This brings up another interesting point:

The bible states that we will burn or bask in the fires of Hell or the Clouds in Heaven respectively, and I understand the philosophy behind that. It's been hammered in there since I was old enough to be scared of the boogeyman. Isn't it possible, and in my opinion very likely, that we're interpreting the various translations of a 2000 year old book a bit too fucking literally? For instance, the concept of "eternity". Without knowledge of the beyond (space and stars and time) isn't it far more likely that the concept of eternity was based on our knowledge of the beyond at the time in history (confined to life and beyond that). Basically what I'm saying is that with only a rudimentary understanding of how to gauge concepts as "the beginning of time", and "for all time" were only understood with the most basic comprehension. Think of the "magic" we could show those people if we traveled through time and showed them what we as men and women simply "know" from childhood. Imagine that comparison. Now imagine that we could explain to them that we are not Gods, or angels, or demons, or from the stars, but people, frail, mortal human beings just as they are, and that they too, could learn to control their environment. How different life may be now.... perhaps man would have spent the last 2000 years studying the universe instead of trying to to figure out which God was right about what happens after we die. No one has come back to say who's right. Not anyone that I would stand to speak to for more than 8 or 9 seconds anyway.

I guess what I'm trying to come back to is that the bible is meant to be a collection of educating fables and stories from which we derive morals. I'm sure all that new testament stuff is pretty close to what happened in real life, or at least, has become a parable of reality. The old testament, however, is more likely a guidebook on how to behave. Someone saw how awful humans are without a guideline and wrote the freaking bible. All s/he had to be was smarter than most people around him/her. How many of us feel like that today, like we're smarter than most of the people standing to our lefts and rights? I think most people do and that's because individuals are intelligent. Groups are stupid and will buy into anything if the pitch is good. Think of animals. It's much harder to get a prey animal to feel safe one on one with a predator. But if there's a group of prey, they relax because of the illusion of relative safety in numbers. In reality, it's just group reassurance, and if they aren't careful, predators will just pick them off bit by bit. Religion does the same thing. Catches groups, and even if they only pick off one or two, those two will go back and infect the pack.

I guess what I'm really trying to say is that my new interpretation of "eternity" merely means the rest of my conscious, corporeal life, since nothing after death has been proven. So, if you don't follow the "commandments" or guidelines, you will find unhappiness for "eternity" and life it out in Hell. That sounds about like what we deal with in life anyway, doesn't it? So lemme get this right, if you follow the guidelines, you will have a better life and then find peace for eternity, however, if you disregard how people should treat each other, you'll find Hell. That sounds pretty accurate to me these days. I'm not religious, but I do consider myself somewhat spiritual. I hate organized religions. Fuck your dogmas. I don't care what any of you believe! Do what you will, as long as you aren't hurting people actively. Those who allow themselves to be roped in will have to find their own way out because we like-minded thinkers can not, and will not try to save you all. Let me live as I will and stop knocking on my door every Saturday morning. And stop bringing your doe-eyed, hypnotized offspring with you. They look like hungry mice.

Signed,

Middle Management
I rock your mom's ass

Writer's Block: Just a perfect day

Describe the best day you’ve ever had. What made it so good?


This one's easy. It was the day Jared proposed to me! We had gone kayaking the night before, and it was so unbelievably gorgeous. We spent the next day running some errands (we had an adventurous sandwich at Moscow Deli), and had a quiet afternoon. That evening we drove down the Newport to check out a new kayak launch point. As the waves were big that evening, Jared suggested we walk down to The Wedge. The moon was one day past full, the waves were booming so hard you could feel it in your chest, and the air was electrifying.

I remember getting out of the car and passing a man on the porch thinking, "I wonder if when we come back to this car, this man will still be here and I will be an engaged woman?" Well when we went back to the car, he was not there anymore but Jared and I were engaged!

Best day ever =)