September 23rd, 2011

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Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:



I can only truly claim two books genuinely changed my life, in that they left me substantially different after reading them. And they aren't novels either. There are many fiction books I adore, but can I truly say any of them made me a different person after reading them? No, I can't.

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Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:

1. Annie On My Mind, by Nancy Garden--I could not have found a more perfect book when I was coming out to myself.

2. The Teenage Liberation Handbook, by Grace Llewellyn--I really regret not discovering it util after college. It totally sold me on unschooling and explained so many things re: resistance to studying, mistrust of teachers, etc; things my study skills counselor in college attributed to "id vs. superego" psychology. I truly believe if I'd found this book as a teenager, I would've saved so much time and had much more confidence in myself.

3. Getting Things Done, by David Allen--This book is different than other organization books in that it seems geared for INTJs, with extremely practical advice laid out an an extremely logical way. This book is already changing how I do projects, and I'm not even done with it yet.

Writer's Block: Riddle me this

 So Updates on my life since I can't sleep.   Or rather I couldn't sleep and now it's too late to sleep.

My girlfriend is wonderful.  I loves her.  We get along really well.  We fight like... a lot, but they're getting to be shorter and shorter fights.    I don't know if I ever coul have been with any one else, she's really so perfect for me.  Because of how she forgives my faults and is kind and sweet and interesting and loyal and weird and really cutes... mostly.    Just recently we decided we wanted to open a joint bank account for savings, but we can't because she has SSDI so we did it under only my name.  And hopefully, someday, she'll be on her own and we can both be on the account.  It's at TD bank because neither of us alrady has an account there.   Maybe it's a good idea and maybe it's not.   Who knows!
Anastasiy

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?

Рабочие пристани Сорокино, и Ленин среди них 1946 год.

Сказ, Матушки Императрицы Анастасии Николаевны Романовой.
Москва.
АННА
М: - А у матери спрашивает, первый ещё раз - Гурьян.
- А, где отец?
- Да с Грязнухой там всё воложится там с грязью.
- А он это? Вычистил, такую глубину сделал
хорошую. И пошли пароходы по Енисею. А потом
вот, от Минусинска – там перевал. Да и тут перекат
был. Как страшно было – ужасно было. Как страшно.
И вот это?
С: - А эти камни взорвали, наверное – да?
М: - Мы на катере ехали – на маленьком.
Дак и то, вот так вот, нас крутило.
С: - Не, мама, а потом эти камни, наверное, взорвали
они? Валуны-та.
М: - Ну, просто галька. Вот такие камушки.
Галька такая - толстая, э…
С: - Крупная.
М: - Крупная. Ну и вот, и теперь, это вот во время, уже
потом. После войны. Это место запрудило совсем.
До Минусинска не ходил пароход - невозможно.
Никак. И с этого времени начал Енисей топить и
топить - подмывать деревню Сорокино.
Топить стало нас.
С: - Мама? Но и вот, он туда поехал и наладил – да?
Грязнуху.
М: - Но! Но и он приехал: - Где? Что? Больное место
где? Где болит? Где болит? - Ха. - Но вот!
Качёк не качает! Воду не откачивает!
А, поршни, говорит, отказали у вас.
- И сейчас же ему, этот самый, как его?
Водолазный костюм одели, он наладил там всё
под водой. Он долго болел после этого. Простыл.
С: - Остыл – да?
М: - Остыл! Да! Четыре бани у Дуни топили,
да парили его.
С: - Да? Этот? Как его? Но, Цыпков всё его там
парил – да? Сосед Григорий.
М: - А я, говорю: - Знаете что? Я вот этого моху
надрала. Вот с этим мохом давайте.
Простынь у меня была, такая, ещё холщовая
оставалась. Я, говорю: - Вот в эту простынь
завернём его и обкладём мохом. А этой простынёю,
сверху накрой. Парь, парь, чтоб его - пока не вырвет.
Парь! Но и его вырвало. Он совсем стал,
согнувшись, вот так, ходить. Он не мог уже…
С: - А, эти пули-та уже вытащены были, мама? Или нет?
М: - Нет!
С: - Нет ещё – да?
М: - Нет ещё! Но вот эти пули-та ему и не давали
Баню-та делать.
С: - А.
М: - Они его беспокоили – пули-та ж вытащили в войну.
Это мы пошли – он говорит: - Я, я пойду с вами.
- И Дуня пошла – это в войну.
- Я места знаю там хорошие и, грибы белые растут,
и белые, эти? Грузди растут.
- Но, правда, мы много - мы на коне ездили туда.
Не пешком шли-та. Полный воз… Оттуда уже
пешком шли. И это? Он знал места.
Ну и вот – пришёл домой и говорит: - Дочка, мне
плохо, зови врачей – умираю я. Я понатрудился
сегодня и у меня пульки дают делов мне.
- А там приехал – к нему приходил этот врач,
и уговаривал его – пойдём, я тебе их вытащу,
и будешь жить.
- Ему, ежели бы раньше, он бы сделал операцию – он
бы здоров был. Долго бы ещё жил. А то потом его
гнуть начало. Это вот он так ходил – скорчившись.
Он не мог больше разогнуться.
Потому что у него – от этих пуль – много там,
уже отложились ткани – клочкам рвал. И стянул ему
бок-та. Вот он так и поэтому и ходил.
С: - Дак это? И татарка ему там помогала.
Или она сначала – вытащила пули-та.
М: - Это татарка ему ещё, когда он приехал
в Сорокино – татарка вытаскивала. Но, там далеко
в кишках и в печени – она не стала. А то… Тут она,
в мясе вытаскивала. Близко. Вот. А потом, вот он
сделал. Хороший парень сделал операцию.
С: - Этот – который – два, приезжали – да? Академик-та?
М: - Ну я не знаю, кто они такие, академики или кто они.
С: - Но, специально приезжали – да?
М: - Нет, не специально.
Он работал уже здесь - в Краснотуранске.
С: - А.
М: - Он профессор. Но он от войны освобождённый,
у него.
С: - А, как? По эвакуации сюда – да?
М: - Да! У него, значит, запрос был, что тут очень много
этих? Больных, самых - ветеранов этих.
Ну, солдат - лежат в госпитале. Большая…
Там две больницы.
С: - Ну, в общем, он запустил свои раны – Трифон
Павлович. Надо было раньше.
М: - Да! Надо было раньше делать операцию.
Ему, был, этот-та академик-та. Говорил: – давай я
тебе всё сделаю. - Не, не, да я это-то, ничего,
ничего, всё пройдёт. - Вот. А ничего, ничего, а чуть
и совсем не сник. Да вот он так и ходил с этой вот,
палочкой. Потому что там всё – стянуто всё ему.
С: - Мама? Вот ты, мы это, опять ты. Как он сначала-та
говорил? Что в пастухи пошёл - пас коров – да?
М: - Но!
С: - Потом ещё где-нибудь, работал?
М: - А потом он работал на железной дороге - подвозил
чемоданы. Учился и работал.
С: - А, в школе когда – да?
М: - Видишь ли – отец же мало получал – семья,
и кормиться надо, и…
С: - Но, как же отец, получал мало? У него заводы свои,
Пороховые. Как же мало получал?
М: - Он, что-то вот…
С: - Нарошно, видно, заставлял его работать.
М: - Но, а дед был, такой жадный был у отца.
С: - Отец-та – да?
М: - Да! Пётр-та, но а…
С: - Он Пётр был – да? У Трифона отец.
М: - Он же уже отделённый был.
С: - Но, как же отделённый, ещё маленький, отделённый.
Я тебя спрашиваю о Трифоне.
М: - А, но, но, но. Но вот он его наказывал, почему-та.
Это ж, то, Пётр был, а это-та Трифон.
Трифон-та был отделённый, как и Пётр – его отец.
С: - Дак он, Трифон-та…
М: - Это, Павел-та, Павел, тоесть…
С: - А, это Пётр-та – заводской – заводы-та имел свои?
М: - Павел Петрович был.
С: - А, Павел заводы имел. А, Пётр попом был.
А, Трифон - сын попа. Вот как.
М: - Но! Отделённый. Но, а раз…
С: - Отделился и живи – сам себе. Мама?
Но, какой же он Павел? Когда он не Трифон был,
а Николай Петрович.
М: - Нет, но…
С: - Но, первое-та имя?
М: - Настоящее?
С: - По настоящему-то он Николай Петрович.
М: - Трифон! А уж потом Николай, там ещё, пошёл там
учиться – Герасимом был.
С: - Но вот, он женился – Трифон – совсем другое ещё
имя-та было.
М: - Ну женился, он уж тут – шпионил уже, уж его на…
С: - А, шпионил уже?
М: - Конечно! Уж его тут, куда пошлют.
С: - А, он уже закончил институт – университет-та?
М: - Да! А, так он был Трифон Павлович. Павел – он
любил его – что б учился, и… Вот это…
С: - А, Герасим? Я, говорит, был Герасим. А вообще-та
сначала – был Николай он.
М: - Не! не! Я тебе говорю – у него четыре паспорта
было.
С: - А, четыре паспорта?
М: - Но! Он, так вот, он родной, вот это мой родной
паспорт. Вот, дочка, я!
С: - А, Трифон Павлович – да?
М: - Да! - А потом мне вот этот дали - Гераськой я был.
Я ездил – учился – и заменял. И потом, говорит,
вот – Ульянов – Ленин я был.
Он уже женился – она за Гераську вышла уже.
С: - А.
М: - Вот.
С: - Выходила замуж за Герасима – да?
М: - Она его всё Гераськой звала: – Эй, Гераська?
Иди ка сюда. - Ха, ха, ха. - Иду, иду, иду.
С: - А потом он стал Николаем?
М: - Я, один раз ему говорю: - Папа? А что это она тебя
так? Прозвище, что ли какое? Гераськой зовёт.
- А, Гераська, я Гераська! Гераська! Гераська!
- Ха, ха. Какой потешный был.
С: - Дак это, значит, учился он в университете вместе
с Ульяновым, наверное – да?
М: - Видимо так, он и учился.
С: - Но он рассказывал тебе?
М: - Но! Отлично! Отлично!
С: - С Ульяновым.
М: - А?
С: - С Ульяновым вместе – да? Учился.
М: - Но! Ну, там много, говорит, училось.
С: - А вот Николай – царь-та, он тоже там учился
в детстве? В молодости.
М: - Ну, кто его знает, может, и учился.
Трифон никогда не говорил об этом.
С: - А, никогда не говорил – да?
М: - Никогда! Только вот. И ни про Ульянова,
Ни про Ленина никогда ничего ни говорил.
- Ну, с людям, с людям я учился.
Ну что, чего про них говорить, что, что про них.
- Видишь, такой он.
С: - Но, самое главное - Трифон университет
закончил – да?
М: - Да! Я документ сама смотрела – отлично!
Он, какую-та медаль получал.
С: - А вот мой отец не забрал – да?
Гурьян, документ-та его.
М: - Дак, она же, Устинья, всё схарлила.
Ты понимаешь или нет?
С: - А. Она спрятала – да?
М: - Всё попрятала. Гурьян приехал.
Уже он – его уж закопали почти – Трифона.
Уже начали спускать, хотели…
Он не захватил – Гурьян-та. Что-то долго простояли
на этом, на перекате. Не идёт вот этот…
С: - Пароход?
М: - Как его?
С: - Катер?
М: - Катер! Закрутило его и всё, а потом кто-то на лодке,
передал, что, подождите, сын приехал, а, пусть
посмотрит отца своего. Но, говорит, вытащили гроб
и я, говорит, не разрешил, что бы раскрывать гроб.
- Нинадо. Это грех, говорит, нельзя.
С: - Ну да, раз забили, то уже всё.
М: - Да! Уже всё. - Но и я, говорит, постоял, поплакал.
Уговорили меня, тут уже всё. Что ж вы, говорит,
не могли, видите, что катер стоит, идёт, и не можете,
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добрая я

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?


Да что мурашки! Иногда попадается такая музыка и такие музыканты, от которых не только мурашки, но еще и челюсти сводит, и уши в трубочку сворачиваются :)

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?

и так, по порядку...
от джаза у меня перхоть
от симфонической музыки бородавки
от тяжелого рока злостная почесуха
от лезгинки и сулико повышенная волосатость эрогенных зон
от военных маршей энурез
от русской народной попсы диарея
love it

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:


3. Some book whose name/author I can't remember about Jung. It was in my high school library. A little book all about Jung's theories written in a condensed, easy to understand way. I remember feeling bowled over, like I finally had the language I needed to describe the way I was conceptualizing the world at the time. I spent years reading Jung after finding that book.
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  • kelso_5

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:
So I guess I'm listing three books that have changed my life. I've read many books that have affected the way I think and feel and even some of the choices I make in life. One in particular that I can remember is reading "The Trumpet Of the Swan" by E.B. White in fourth grade. Fourth grade in my school was when they allowed students to join the orchestra. I hadn't done that but my sister had. I was waiting to join band (which was allowed in fifth grade). This book influenced my decision the next year because it pushed me towards wanting to learn trumpet rather than saxophone or something else I would have maybe been more inclined to play had I not read the book. I played trumpet for 4 years and was first chair for the entirety of that time except like one week or so. I enjoyed trumpet so much, but after 8th grade when we were going into high school, our high school did not allow students to participate in concert band without also being in marching band and going to band camp (which I REALLY didn't want to do) so I gave it up. For three years I played no more music. I was a big music lover so this frustrated me. My senior year I missed music so much I randomly decided to join the orchestra as a bassist (I couldn't sight-read bass clef at that point and had not yet memorized the location of the notes). That was a lot of fun and probably the best decision I ever made. I picked it up pretty fast. I was going to go into more details about when I got a bass and taught myself how to read tabs but I'm rambling on about something unrelated now so I'll stop.

Another book that perhaps changed my life I didn't really plan on reading at all. It was a gift from a family friend (thanks Mary!). She thought I would enjoy Interview with the Vampire, knowing I liked fantasy movies and creepy things since I was a total tomboy. I'd heard of it but never really knew what it was about. I tend to be really picky about my books so I figured it would just be another one of those things I read a few pages of and stopped caring. Instead I became incredibly obsessed with the Vampire Chronicles, powering through book after book and stopping at 4. I attempted to read the fifth but it became too religious for me at that point. I remember reading Tale of the Body Thief in one or two days, barely getting any sleep that night but thinking it was totally worth it. The reason this book changed my life has more to do with the fact that I began reading the books in 8th grade or so, when my middle school combined with another school. These books really gave me something in common with Sandy and we talked nonstop about them. Our relationship definitely grew because of the love for these books that we both shared. Also, I became interested in anything vampire related where vampires had redeeming qualities of some sort. This probably led to me having the desire to watch True Blood which is now one of my favorite shows. And True Blood actually affects me a lot. I think it has great messages aside from the gratuitous sex. I had a dream once after my Anne Rice craze about a male vampire and a female human. The human was intrigued by the vampire and attempted to talk to him. He refused despite the fact that he liked her because he didn't want to hurt her. This dream really affected me and made me want to write (which is something I'm currently pursuing). I realize that the dream sounds vaguely twilight but I assure you this dream was pre-twilight and pre-Trueblood and the only thing I knew of vampires at the time was from Anne Rice. If I had written something right then I could have been famous and definitely wouldn't have stupid sparkly vampires that could impregnate humans. But alas, I was about 14 or something so I didn't really have the time.

For my third book I want to say probably Lord of the Rings. I only started reading them after I saw the preview for the first movie and I believe this preview was out quite a bit before the movie was released. In fact I was so lame at that point I'd never heard of the books before. I think I was in 6th grade or something. Don't remember. Anyway, this was my first real exposure to true fantasy before. I'd only ever read stupid classical literature and children's books that the teachers chose for us. Fantasy became one of the few things I ever wanted to read about after that. I hadn't particularly enjoyed reading before then because I never found something I really enjoyed, until I discovered fantasy. It was like nothing I'd ever read before, and this led to me trying to find more and more similar things to read and even video games to play. It contributed to my desire to play World of Warcraft and contributes to the novel I hope to write in the future.

Sorry this is so long. There are many other books that have influenced me but those probably have affected me the most. I didn't realize how much books altered the course of my life until I wrote this just now.
crown

Writer's Block: Desert island

Heidegger's Being & Time. It's b/c of old Martin that BB and I started talking over email about existentialism and one thing led to another. And I never ended up finishing the darn thing, distracted as I was at that point.

St. John of the Cross' Dark Night of the Soul. I was having a shitty time of things and this all made so much sense to me. Years later, I learned that this poor man was kept prisoner in a tiny box with no bathroom where he was forced to sleep in his own waste on the ground (which was also where his food was served) and only was taken out for beatings. Then I thought, as much as his text spoke to me, he clearly was having a much darker night than myself.

Some book whose name/author I can't remember about Jung. It was in my high school library. A little book all about Jung's theories written in a condensed, easy to understand way. I remember feeling bowled over, like I finally had the language I needed to describe the
way I was conceptualizing the world at the time. I spent years reading Jung after finding that book.

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:

These two are the most precious to me.
1. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (ISBN 0-06-051518-X). As a kid, I read Anansi stories, but it was only after reading this book that I understood the effects those stories had on my life and character. If you’ve ever wondered why my work uses spiders as a motif so often, now you know.
2. Twentieth Century Boys by Urasawa Naoki. OK, it’s a comic rather than a regular book — but damn. With a relatively simple, if a bit out-there, premise, Urasawa spins an incredibly complex tale about about life and all that it entails. I have a hard time expressing how important this story is to me just because there’s so damn much of it (22 volumes, spanning over forty years of the characters’ lives!), but the main message I took from it was that even if we lose our naïvete and idealism as we grow, that doesn’t mean we have to stop believing we can do good, or that what we do is meaningless. I have a ritual of reading this story every New Year’s.
3. Deep River by Endō Shūsaku (ISBN 0-81-121289-0). Every time I read this book, I cry &amdash; and then notice some other small and wonderful detail that somehow eluded me on every previous reading. It’s the foundation of my belief system. It was the first time I picked up a book and thought “yes, I understand how that feels”. It was this book that made me think I wanted to write, with certainty. “This is what I want to do. No, even something that’s only a little like this would be enough…if I can create something that makes someone else feel even a little like this, I’ll be happy.”
long-time curse

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List three books that have changed your life:

букварь;
хоббит, или туда и обратно (властелин колец – это всего лишь продолжение хоббита);
дай вам бог здоровья, мистер розуотер, или не мечите бисер перед свиньями / чума / звездные дневники йиона тихого (они все случились в каком-то смысле одновременно и, в связи с их глубинной схожестью в голове у меня слегка перемешались).


ps. купила седня дзуйхицу розанова, за 30 рублей, лол.

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?
Такое состояние, когда чувствуешь, что бегут мурашки по телу, у меня вызывает прослушивание органной музыки Иоганна Себастьяна Баха. Эта музыка вызывает у меня самые высокие эмоции от возвышенного звучания, от заворажевающей гармонии звуков. Несколько раз мне посчастливилось слушать эту музыку в действующих костелах, соборах. Там божественная музыка, соединяясь с убранством духовных интерьеров имеет магическое влияние на душу: очищает, просветляет и возвышает ее.
  • ejixs

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?
Нравится всё в родном городе.Улицы названия которых так и не могу запомнить.Очень редко бываю дома.Чаще в командировке.Может поэтому и люблю этот городок.За его нищенский народ.Какие красивые места на берегу реки дон.
близнецы

Вопрос дня: Музыка

И Нередко.

Например,

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  • ejixs

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?
Можно сказать что Я неудачливый музыкант самоучка.Освоил гитару играл потом понял что не то.Помоложе слушая музыку да были и мурашки и засыпал.Но сейчас хоть и апаппаратура полутьше всеровно такого удовольствие нет.Приятное время провождения под хорошей музон.
Patty Ess

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:


Eros and Magic in the Renaissance - Ioan P. Couliano
The Psychic Soviet - Ian F. Svenonius
Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century - Mark Sedgwick

some (seemingly disparate) lines of thought brought together by Sedgwick's (tricky yet respectable) History: Couliano was mentored by Mircea Eliade, himself a sometimes admirer of Julius Evola. and there is something of Alexander Dugin in Svenonius' rhetorical position as defender of Mother Russia (th' East Coast of the Western World, yo! / just as Pittsburgh - the Prague of Northern Appalachia - is the East Coast of the Midwest).

  • verblou

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?



Экстаз, восторг, блаженство, слезы от музыки - нередко. А вот мурашки, причем неизменно возникающие - только в двух случаях. Это вторая часть Симфонических танцев С.В.Рахманинова и гимн "Священная война" А.В. Александрова.
lol

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:
Oh, man. There are SO many books I've read in my 17 years of life.

Where the Red Fern Grows is probably one of those books that changed my life. It was very moving and it made my entire 4th grade class cry like babies while my teacher read aloud (he was crying as well). It helped me see that caring goes further than just mom and dad and family.

The Valley of the Wolves is the 2nd book the changed my life. I read it because my 8th grade class was forced to do a book report because we weren't reading enough. I got really into that book and it's actually one of my favorite books because I enjoy reading today because of that book I picked at random. It is magical and it was translated from Spanish to English. Even better. I loved Kai, Dana, and the elf!

The 3rd book? That's very complicated to pick. FullMetal Alchemist manga? That can count as a book, right? I read the 100 chapters that were out at the time in one month because I told Mird to dare me to read them because everyone talked about the manga and I wanted to know what the hell was going on. I found out I can read really fast and to appreciate my life because the day after I finished reading it, I got the flu and I thought I was going to die and I was glad my last act was finishing the 100 chapters of the FMA manga. I was and am so proud of that accomplishment!
lvrg - hitter

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:


Charrette, Robert N. (1992). Find Your Own Truth. Shadowrun 3. München: Heine.

Robert, Nelson S. & Shiff, Richard (Eds.).(1996). Critical Terms for Art History. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Robinson, Ken (2010). The Element. How finding your Passion Changes Everything. London: Penguin.
gun

Writer's Block: My favorite song lyrics

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?

This one is easy...it's "Pretty Girl" by Ani Difranco. When I first listened to this in my 20s, it was how I wanted to see myself. It was more like a goal. Now, I'm very pleased to say that...at the age of 40...it is now how I proudly see myself.

It goes like this:
"I'm not a pretty girl
that is not what I do
I ain't no damsel in distress
And I don't need to be rescued.
So put me down punk,
wouldn't you prefer a Maiden Fair?
Isn't there a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere?"

I love that. I always wanted to be able to stand on my own two feet no matter what, and I'm so happy that I can.

Here's a youtube link to the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L3Tb6abmvk&feature=related
USA

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:
Oh, man. There are SO many books I've read in my 17 years of life.

Where the Red Fern Grows is probably one of those books that changed my life. It was very moving and it made my entire 4th grade class cry like babies while my teacher read aloud (he was crying as well). It helped me see that caring goes further than just mom and dad and family.

The Valley of the Wolves is the 2nd book the changed my life. I read it because my 8th grade class was forced to do a book report because we weren't reading enough. I got really into that book and it's actually one of my favorite books because I enjoy reading today because of that book I picked at random. It is magical and it was translated from Spanish to English. Even better. I loved Kai, Dana, and the elf!

The 3rd book? That's very complicated to pick. FullMetal Alchemist manga? That can count as a book, right? I read the 100 chapters that were out at the time in one month because I told Mird to dare me to read them because everyone talked about the manga and I wanted to know what the hell was going on. I found out I can read really fast and to appreciate my life because the day after I finished reading it, I got the flu and I thought I was going to die and I was glad my last act was finishing the 100 chapters of the FMA manga. I was and am so proud of that accomplishment!
USA

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:
Oh, man. There are SO many books I've read in my 17 years of life.

Where the Red Fern Grows is probably one of those books that changed my life. It was very moving and it made my entire 4th grade class cry like babies while my teacher read aloud (he was crying as well). It helped me see that caring goes further than just mom and dad and family.

The Valley of the Wolves is the 2nd book the changed my life. I read it because my 8th grade class was forced to do a book report because we weren't reading enough. I got really into that book and it's actually one of my favorite books because I enjoy reading today because of that book I picked at random. It is magical and it was translated from Spanish to English. Even better. I loved Kai, Dana, and the elf!

The 3rd book? That's very complicated to pick. FullMetal Alchemist manga? That can count as a book, right? I read the 100 chapters that were out at the time in one month because I told Mird to dare me to read them because everyone talked about the manga and I wanted to know what the hell was going on. I found out I can read really fast and to appreciate my life because the day after I finished reading it, I got the flu and I thought I was going to die and I was glad my last act was finishing the 100 chapters of the FMA manga. I was and am so proud of that accomplishment!
Kaos_kross
  • sighris

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:


"Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" (aka "G.E.B.") by Douglas Hofstadter.
- Described by Hofstadter as "a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll".

"Liber Null & Psychonaut" by Peter Carroll
- as much for the people (& ideas) with whom it put me into contact as the ideas in the book itself.

"Six Great Ideas" by Mortimer J. Adler
- I read it when I was very young, I hardly remember it now, but at the time it helped me clarify some of my thoughts on the "ideas" of beauty, liberty & justice.


It is 2:22am - time for me to go meditate... oh, that reminds me... remind me later to share a few quotes with you from the Dali Lama!

Namaste,
Sighris
lol

Writer's Block: All by myself

What’s one thing that you love to do all by yourself?
What do I love to do all by myself?

Come up with dance routines. It's not that I don't like working with a group, but it's just that I dance alone. it's easier to coordinate myself instead of coordinating around a bunch of people that might not get my steps or might not be able to do them. And besides, I don't want to be like my dance class in school. They have their favorites and I don't like being like that. It's ridiculous because the teachers make other students feel bad because they have their prefered students to do all the cool dances. It's not really fair. That's why I got out. Talent shows are a lot better when i dress in comfortable clothes and dance my own steps. It's a lot better and I don't give a crap about what other people may think. It's one of the things I'm proud of quitting. Well, I quite the class, not the activity.

I also love to write by myself. (Well, I'll be collaborating with a fellow author as soon as we both have time). I like the way my ideas flow because of the spontaneous way they come. It's really interesting because nobody will truly see my vision other than myself.

Videos: Me and only me. Unless i decide to do a MEP in youtube with my fellow video editors when I get my fancy program.

I'm very much the solo artist. So shut up if this sounds shallow!
голова с мыслями

Вопрос дня: Музыка

У вас бывают мурашки от музыки?
Еще какие!!! Еще в школе, классе 7-8 я завел общую тетрадь ("Огульны сшитак" :-)), куда стал заносить названия (магнитофона еще не было) музыку, от которой действительно мурашки бегали по телу - так нравилась... Она до сих пор жива, эта тетрадь... Теперь конечно смешно ее перечитывать, но тогда это было очень для меня важно и серъезно...  Да и сейчас иной раз слышишь какую-нибудь музыкальную вешь и ползут по тебе целые полчища...! В основном это классика. Вот пример... С. Рахманинов - Концерт № 2 для фортепиано с оркестром,часть I      или еще  Сущенко - Форе. Пробуждение
USA

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?
Damn it, this is very HARD.

"
I can't get no, I can't get no when I'm drivin' in my car and that man comes on the radio. He's tellin' me more and more about some useless information. Supposed to fire my imagination. I can't get no..." ~ Rolling Stones

I'm a very picky person, so I'm not satisfied with just anything, especially when it comes to guys. I look for certain features that are very important. So yeah, I can't get no sasfaction!
Ned hug
  • kelso_5

Writer's Block: Blast to the past

If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your 10-year-old self?
Kay last one... for now.. I have to make up for lost time on here.

So what would I tell myself at age 10? Probably that things are going to go downhill for a while throughout middle school and the beginning of high school but I have to keep believing that it will all get better, because it will. Everything that seems so important as a child is completely irrelevant as an adult (except maybe attempting to get decent grades - though a whole lot of good that did me seeing as I got like zero scholarships anyway but still...) Though I'm only 21 now so I don't feel like I've even come far enough to have something wise to say to myself as a child. I'd just make myself know that the world isn't fair and it's full of horrible people but there are also redeeming qualities and I don't want to miss those. Or something. Lol I was a depressed child..

Вопрос дня: Музыка

ежечасно бывают!!!!

всё в Манифесте моём!!! ==


Кантри и свинг, этно и блюз, и танго,
Я отыграл в жизни своей не «в срок».
Я – «Капитан» очень «большого» ранга
Шхуны гнилой, имя ей == « Кантри-рок »!

В Русской стране лучше ей быть подлодкой,
В нашем «СОВКЕ» кантри «заказан» путь,
Я заливал трюм вискарём и водкой,
Но НИКОГДА с курса не мог свернуть!

Зато Я знаю, что такое этот Кайф:
Мелодия, и ритм, и драйв!!!
Когда твой инструмент не пластик и говно!

Но если хочешь ТЫ всё это знать,
«Живую» слышать музыку, играть,
Играй и пой, мой друг, – ты не пойдёшь на дно!

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James Dean - Mannequin

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?


All of them to One Headlight because they remind me of CynDee.
I'll be nice and not post the whole thing, just most of it :P


So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease


Um yeah... she died her sleep of heart problems.
Always feels like so long ago doesn't it?



Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place


That's my girl...

The chorus is pretty self explanatory why it'd remind me...

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight


And then every once in awhile, when you think of the ones you lose, like her, there's...

I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killin' me


Also Ani Difranco's Pixie still gets me every time, it's been a theme song of mine forever now.
mhmm sodapop - watch it fizz &amp; pop

oh, i just can't wait to be king

List three books that have changed your life:




1. John Wyndham's The Crysalids
2. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
and then it's a toss-up between
3. the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
and
3. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' Manifesto of the Communist Party

Couldn't pass up a question like that, you know how I do.

This weekend cannot come fast enough, and, yes, I'm well aware that there are only another 13 or so hours until school is over for the week. Not the point! I'm headed home for the weekend, and planning to spent most of Saturday with Anya. I thought I'd take her to a movie; I'm thinking Spy Kids 4 or Lion King 3D. Thoughts? Leaning towards the Lion King, not even gonna try to hide it.


Downside to all of this? Dad wants to talk colleges while I'm home. He's thinking MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale, all for Economics, whereas I'm thinking University of Rochester, the Manhattan School of Music, and, potentially, the Mannes College of Music, for, as you can tell, music. See the issue? Thing is, I made a deal with him years and years ago, over the summer before I started middle school, that I'd go to college before pursuing a career in music. I'd just like to at least be studying music in that time, or be in New York, at the very least. As much as I enjoy Econ., it's just not what I want to do with my life. Unless the world goes to Hell in a hand-basket and I need to step up and take the reins ;)

Вопрос дня: Любовь

Что главнее в жизни - любовь или чувство собственного достоинства? Готовы ли Вы пожертвовать одним ради другого?


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Вопрос дня: Ваш любимый рецепт

Вопрос дня: Talk like a pirate day!

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by scribblin’ ye finest buccaneer-them’d joke in today’s Writer’s Block, arrr, Scrawl. Top jokes win me booty. [Contest Details]


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brb stressing out, cause you had a bad day, we all need somebody to lean on

i will wait; i’ll write another letter to myself

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?


“Mother”,
        she keeps a secret ‘bout a certain best friend – the one her mother says that her hair is too short. just like the color of her eyes, she had no choice in the matter, so mothers, why is it you cry? love is love so why does it matter?

“Father”,
        too long i’ve been afraid of losing love, i guess i lost. well, if that’s love it comes at much too high a cost.

Brandon,
        i trusted you in every way, but not enough to make you stay – turn around, i’ve lost my ground. come and rescue me; i’m burning, can’t you see? come and rescue me...

Aunt Tracey & Uncle Mark,
        i just don’t understand how you can smile with all those tears in your eyes when you tell me everything is wonderful now.

Isaac,
        up on the rooftop, listening to punk rock; nobody believed us, this could be our one shot – that was all we had. the nights that we wasted got us through the days that seemed never ending...

Katrina,
        if your heart wears thin, i will hold you up, and i will hide you when it gets too much; i’ll be right beside you.

Rebecca,
        i will give up this fight ‘cause i can’t make you love me, if you don’t, and you can’t make your heart feel something it won’t. here in the dark, in this quiet hour, i will lay down my heart, and i’ll feel the power, but you won’t.


Self,
        listen girl, gotta know it’s true – in the end, all you’ve got is you.

-Ads

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?


Bolt Thrower - A Symbol of Eight

Entering - the dawn of a new era
Confused perspectives - there is nothing left to fear
All objectives - now rearranged
No principles - to enslave

Within the eye of chaos waits
Deep in your soul
Awakened
Symbol of eight

From the ruins - past life of delusion
Out of darkness - destroy all false illusion
New reality - discovered with time
The death of history - under this sign

Within the eye of chaos waits
Deep in your soul
Arising
Symbol of eight

Drowning
In a vast sea of contempt
There is almost nothing left
Of the world you once used to know
From the chaos, new strength to grow...
...New strength will grow

No gods
No king
With no country
In chaos ascending
Symbol of eight


Why? Because it's fucking Bolt Thrower.

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?
"I'll watch the night turn light-blue
But it's not the same without you
'Cause it takes two to whisper quietly

The silence isn't so bad
'Til I look at my hands and feel sad
'Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly"


From "Vanilla Twilight" by Owl City.

Beautiful lyrics that describe the intimate, subtle signs of love.

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?
we made love on the living room floor with the noise in the background of a televised war. and in that deafening pleasure i thought i heard someone say, if we walk away, they walk away." i think it speaks for itself.
Eye

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?


Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten

I am unwritten,
Can't read my mind
I'm undefined
I'm just beginning
The pen's in my hand
Ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your innovation

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten, yeah





if my personal religion had a Hymnal this would be the first one.
Unrequited

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?

Nine Inch Nails - Love Is Not Enough
"Hey, the closer we think we are
Well it only got us so far
Now you got anything left to show
No no I didn't think so
Hey, the sooner we realize
We cover ourselves with lies
But underneath we're not so tough
And love is not enough"

Probably the most important lesson I can learn about one of the strongest desires of being human: love is not enough.
SPN: Sam Dean
  • mithrel

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?
Oooh, hard question. But I think it has to be Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer, in particular "You live for the fight if that's all that you've got." Whenever that song comes on I crank the volume up to 11 and sing myself hoarse.
zoo, summer fun, birds

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?


Euphoria by Angels and agony


When all is said and all is done
I step aside and carry on
Nothing to fear, no feelings left
nothing to prove, silence remains

In the light of darkness I'll find my way
I've shed my sorrow at least for today

I have never felt so strong
Life is rushing through my veins
With my heart and mind aligned
I can stand the test of time
I have never felt so proud
of what I feel and what I am
When life brings me to my knees
nothing will ever get me down

Now I can feel the hurt is gone
New found ground is to be won
I've moved from pain to wonder
I've kissed my scars to infinity

In the light of darkness I'll find my way
I've shed my sorrow at least for today
reflective mood

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:



Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
Arthur C Clarke - Childhood's End
Marx and Engels - The Communist Manifesto


It was difficult to select just three but these are the ones that stand out. I could also include the following three -

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Slavoj Zizek - Enjoy Your Symptoms
Frank Herbert - Dune
reflective mood

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:




Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
Arthur C Clarke - Childhood's End
Marx and Engels - The Communist Manifesto


It was difficult to select just three but these are the ones that stand out. I could also include the following three -

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Slavoj Zizek - Enjoy Your Symptoms
Frank Herbert - Dune

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?


My favorite songs are "Typcial Situation" by Dave Matthews Band, "Forfeit" by Chevelle, and "Under the Floor" by Switchfoot. A few others are in my top 5.

Here are videos of all of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY-_c8Ny3M0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLO5WWOOz2Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bOuvwJSBw8