October 19th, 2011

Вопрос дня: Юмор

Странного чувства юмора - нет! также как и обратного ему! каждый определяет свои приоритеты в этой области, и если из толпы вы один засмеялись над шуткой, или пошутив смеетесь один не значит что у вас странное чувство юмора, это значит всего лишь то что все остальные не оценили шутку, и этим они похожи, не более!
  • senseii

Вопрос дня: Юмор

Что считать странным чувством юмора?
Странное чувство юмора – это, если дословно, необычная, непонятная, вызывающая недоумение способность воспринимать или показывать что-то комичное, смешное.

Kingdom Hearts

Writer's Block: Cornucopia of colors

One of the things I always hated about autumn was going back to school. But Luckily that hasn't happened in quite some time for I have no passion to continue something that I have no Point B for. I refuse to take Liberal Arts and have no major. I already got a GED and If I think about getting a Diploma I will but right now I'm Content. Well This is supposed to be about what I like not what I don't like :P Ok here goes

Well my brother Richie was born on October 14th, Despite his Bitchiness about lagging on X-box these days I am thankful that I have a brother and also despite the fact we grown apart in distance since he's had his girlfriend. Well the New York Comic Con is in Autumn and soon after Halloween and for both those occasions I get to dress up as anything I want to ^_^
Some people may like thanksgiving because of all the food and the turkey...bluuuuh I can't stand turkey BUT it does give us all a chance to eat at the dinner table more often like we used to. My dad makes Chicken in the oven but still...I'm Thankful Ashley makes Lasagna :) Living in the city I never really jumped into leaves and went picking pumpkins or apple's or anything like that but that sounds like it would be fun,I did however rake leaves :/, and buy a pumpkin at a Fruit Store ^^;;;;

I really can't think of fall as my favorite time of the year...mostly because of bad and good memories of lost times never to be again...Don't even let me get started on Christmas...I have no Christmas spirit...hadn't in a long time...Ba-humbug...Where are you Doc...You have to take me back in the Delorian...*sigh*
Hayley - fuck you

Writer's Block: What a wonderful word

What is your favorite word, and why?

My favorite word is "fuck" and every variation thereof. Especially "Motherfucker". And it depends and how says it and how it's said. Yes, I do have standards on who and how. John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, and James McAvoy to name a few are just...asdhjkjfhksldjfkjksldjfkl ♥
Pooh bear

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?

I love beards. I use to hate facial hair but now I am all, "Oh my god. Your manly beard is hot."

Maybe because all of my favorite actors have facial hate. Hugh Laurie? Brad Pitt? George Clooney? Yes.

I don't think any of them have beards or anything now but I know that they look good with them.
b&w evan

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?
Neither. My boyfriend grew a fucking beard for some nerdface's contest a few weeks ago. Needless to say, it provided my life with more pain. I don't see the appeal of some mountain man look. Maybe we live in the mountains, but I don't need some rugged asshole around me 24-7. Every time I ran my tongue along his face, little beard hairs would get caught in my tongue stud. Ugh. At most, a little stubble is all that's needed. Anything beyond that is undoubtedly conformist. 
weeping blood

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?

I don't have Pogonophobia like Lady Thatcher does, but apart from 1 man Marcus Cole played by Jason Carter on Babylon 5 i've never liked beards .

no good person ever had a beard.

minor mustaches are cool or can be. but full blown face fuzz... just *shivers* ew


Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?
It really depends on the person. Some people look good with it, some people don't. Props for people who rock it, because I don't think a lot of people could pull off facial hair. It's all on the facial and bone structure and attitude.

Also: I don't like kissing a guy with a stubble.


Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?

On men, yes. On ladies, not so much, but I'm not going to say never. Why? Because if it's natural, it's beautiful. Simple. With that logic, girls with beards/mustaches/goatees as well. If you're born that way, that's your way. Not so interested in culturally-created beauty forms. I like what a person REALLY is, not what they pretend to be.
Dirty Thoughts

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?

YES! Scruffy guys are the best. ♥♥♥♥♥
Sorry boys, if you don't have a glorious beard, you might as well be a lady.

Kidding. ♥

Mustaches look a bit odd on their own, but if done right they can look good too.

I donno, I like beards, ask kroneland. I talk about them all day and night.

Writer's Block: Love hurts

no one can mend a broken heart. people say time heals all wounds, but i beg to differ. if it was true love, you will simply give up. give up all faith, and hope, and everything. and you will just slip away, either spending the rest of your days wollowing and doing nothing but thinking and crying, or you will lay down and die, literally. if it was not in fact true love, then it is not a broken heart, but merely a large bump in the road tht you think you might not be able to get over..but you will.
Bloody Beauty

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

I have no problem with beards unless they are not well kept. I'm sure a man can look good with a beard and a woman can too if she gets that hairy but truly the key is about how to do it if you have one. However, I prefer a man without a beard. :)
Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?


Скажите, как вы относитесь к дауншифтингу?
Нормально я отношусь к дауншифтингу. Для меня интересы семьи на первом месте.
И я неоднократно отказывалась от работы, карьерного роста, когда понимала, что
в этом не заинтересованы мои близкие. Вот с первого сентября могла выйти на работу,
но семейные обстоятельства были против и я не вышла.
Не считаю это упущенной возможностью, потому  что я не упустила при этом что-то
более важное.
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Вопрос дня: Дауншифтинг

Скажите, как вы относитесь к дауншифтингу?
положительно! 6 лет назад хотели дауншифтинговать в Гоа. но оказалось что я жду ребенка. и не рискнули :) а позже перебрались в Португалию уже втроем. И что ни говори - после нашей жизни в России произошел настоящий даугшифтинг! зато вместо офисной одежды и всего прочего у меня шорты и сланцы и свобода!!! хотя я и работаю по прежднему все так же с клиентами :) одним словом рекомендую! 

Writer's Block: Anti-bullying month

Who is the biggest bully in your life? One response chosen at random will win an Amazon Kindle. [contest details] (sponsored by )
I'm my biggest bully.  I know that sounds like a cop-out or me trying to bs my way into sounding smarter or better than people, but it's honestly true.  Everything I ever do, I attack myself for it.  "Why didn't I start that sooner?"  "Why didn't I study harder?"  "Why am I so fucking fat?  And lazy?  And bitchy?"  The questioning, no, interrogating, never ends.  Each step is filled with self-doubt and self-war, and even though each step I take is a step closer in the direction of being happy or towards my goals, I'm still there, whispering in my own ear.  "You'll never make it.  You'll never amount to anything.  No one cares about you, no one loves you."  Of course, few people actually know this, but that's okay.  It gets worse if I try to step forward and fail, thus having to take a step back.  I'm right there, knocking myself over and snickering as I try to get up.  I kick myself when I'm down, I beat myself to a pulp (mentally).  I'm my own worst enemy, I'm my own bully.
tried to reach deep

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?

If this question had been asked a few years ago, I would've been all "Facial hair is disgusting. Case closed".

Then Hetalia happened. I legit have a hard time when Francis is young, because despite his adorableness, I toats miss his beard.

Also, I totally approve of Benzaie's beard. That's classy stuff right there.

So apparently soul patches and a small amount of very trimmed beard around the chin/jaw is okay (the jury is still out on whether you have to be French to pull it off, though!)

But those big hairy Alaskan bear trapper beards and mustaches of any kind are still disgusting.

five o clock shadows can be hot, though, depending.

I sort of want unshaven!Ike now. With a five o'clock shadow, of course. I think I remember searains giving Ike a trimmed chin/jaw beard once? (jeez, what is the term for this? I haven't a clue!)
  • pquade

Writer's Block: Chatty Cathy

Who do you talk to the most?
A new friend online...I have a couple of old friends I have met in person that are not in my area anymore so I talk to them online as well quite a bit... I live in a small town and my job keeps me pretty busy so right now, I don't have much of an in-person social life.   Hoping to change that soon but one step at a time.  :)  

Удивлённый пёс

Вопрос дня: Смерть

Смерть какого знаменитого человека ввергла вас в шок?
Да что там люди, Чёрт бы их всех побрал!
Хорс был мне самым близким существом, частичку меня с собой забрал. Сам еле не отправился за ним следом...
5 лет его нет со мной, не прибежит он меня утром приветствовать, никогда мне не потрепать его по мохнатой спине, не слыхать его протяжный с подвыванием лай!
show em how funky & strong is yr fight

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?

[from a comment] It's hard for a man to wear a beard or mustache without looking like some sort of caricature--hillbilly, sea captain, 70s porn star, hobo--so as a rule I'm not into them, even when there's a sense of irony behind it. Goatees, I can take or leave. I do like a little two-day scruff on a guy, provided I don't get road rash during any spontaneous gestures of affection.

Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?

I grew a beard and a mustache halfway through my senior year in high school. I had to shave it off the beard, but kept the mustache when I washed dishes at Malichi's Restaurant (Which isn't in business anymore). I grew the beard back when I relocated to Columbus, Ohio, but it was short lived. I shaved off the beard, but kept the mustache when I found employment at Little Caesers. I grew the beard back when I worked at T.J. Maxx, but that too was short lived. I shaved off the beard, but kept the mustache when I found employment at Wendy's in Muirfield and I kept the beard off permenently. It's impossile to wear a beard when fast food employment is my only source of income. Corporate rules simply make such a task impossible. I've been wearing a mustache non-stop since halfway through 1988 though. That much is allowed by corporate America.
  • iegus

Вопрос дня: Юмор

Что считать странным чувством юмора?
Думаю, странным чувством юмора можно назвать ЛЮБОЕ ОТЛИЧНОЕ от моего (вашего) чувства юмора... то есть это другой уровень для меня/для вас, и поэтому не воспринимается как смешное...
Free People

Writer's Block: Chatty Cathy

Who do you talk to the most?
Agent. She's here all the time. Some of that talking is formal teaching. All of it is teaching her something, but she only listens to the parts she likes. ;) Typical 13yo.

Moon lives here too, but I don't see her as much. Although she is only 17, she has taken on many adult responsibilities, including working her way through college. She is more adult than a couple of 25yos we know.

Why do parents allow those sychophants to leach off of their assets? Two in particular have refined their ability to avoid personal responsibility through the hovering of their spineless parents. A person learns to deal with risk by taking risks. Those man-boys will never grow up. It's too risky. They might suffer privation and hunger and complain! They were in this condition long before the economy tanked, so don't tell me it was caused by current conditions. When they were 18, things were peachy enough for them to find jobs. Both failed at college and have student loans.* I know other, similarly aged young men who did go out, suffered through various deprivations, and managed to triumph through their own efforts. They aren't rich, but they are mostly, if not totally, supporting themselves.

In some ways, we need for things to be bad so that people can appreciate when it is good. Why can't we have some 'dangerous' coming of age trial where everyone learns that a little cold, a little hunger, and a little physical work doesn't kill? We could send them out on their 15th birthdays. Ancient societies sent teens to the wilderness alone. We should dump them into some city with instructions to pick up trash or clean public restrooms or something equally 'demeaning', just so they learn what real work is. It might teach something useful to our pampered citizens. All men used to be drafted, and basic training made men out of boys. That was because they learned that they were able to do what they previously thought was impossible. We need something like that, but at a younger age. 

Perhaps, it needs to come from the parents, but who will teach today's parents? My elder daughter already went through it because of our crisis last year. The younger was too young, and retreated into a shell. I'm working getting her out of it. She could work for pay, if the law didn't forbid it. An opportunity for learning will present itself, because I'll keep looking for it.

I love this quote:

  • "Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded -- here and there, now and then -- are all the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
  • This is known as bad luck." --Robert A. Heinlein

*I was against getting the loans in the first place, but it wasn't my decision. Thankfully, their consequences are not laid to my direct charge.
Para XD

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?
My favourite kind of weather would be storm. I just love the sound of rain pouring down on my windows, the sound of thunder roaring through the air and the cold wind blowing around my house. It gives me inspiration to draw and to write. It also helps me to relax from time to time. Even when I have to go outside to run some errands I don’t mind if the weather is stormy. I just love it.

Writer's Block: Cornucopia of colors

What is there not to love about autumn? Especially after the excruciating Texas summers that burn nearly everything in sight. Anything that survived morphs into a beautiful oil painting set in the contrast of a scorch earth. Colors twisting and contorting into a beautiful masterpiece that happens every year. The leaves from the shaking trees dance through the heavy winds. The fire finally roars in the fireplace once again, accompanied by a nice cup of joe and a soft crotched throw. The promise of the festivities to come soon, the giddy children waiting for a fat man in a suit of red to bring them monetary belongings. The promise of ice on your windshield every morning, all of your plants keeling over and dying, and of course the bright carolers. 

Well this took a turn for the worse. What can I say I'm a cynic. 

Writer's Block: Chatty Cathy

Who do you talk to the most?
I talk to my husband and my daughter more than anyone else.  I'm very lucky - after 31 years of marriage hubby and I still truly enjoy each other's company and look forward to the time we spend together.  Not only that, but we have a close and loving relationship with Meg too, which is more than I can say for most of her friends and their parents.
Vegas Jim and I

Writer's Block: Chatty Cathy

Who do you talk to the most?
My husband Jim. We talk ALL the time about pretty much everything (yes, even fandom and my fic and the fic of others LOL). We talk about serious stuff a LOT (politics and religion in particular), we talk about ideas and concepts...hopes and dreams. We reminisce not just about our shared life (married 19 years, known each other 26 years) but about our separate experiences. We talk of our future plans. We talk about our feelings on all the above too. Yup, we talk all the time.

We even had someone who, upon learning how long we've been together, said with a tone of horror in their voice, "You guys STILL talk to each other?" Well.......duh! He's my very best friend, my companion almost 24/7. We don't agree on everything but are both okay with that. We DO see most things about the same way though and that's validating too. He really is my other half and I treasure him beyond the telling.

BTW the title of this Writers Block cracked me up! I used to be called Chatty Kathy by my family (who did, indeed, buy the doll for me...I still have her). My father used to tease me by saying, "You were vaccinated with a phonograph needle." , to explain my running mouth. My mother used to swear that the only time I shut up as a kid was when I was asleep LOL. I'm just glad my darling Jim not only likes to talk with me but holds his own in conversation.

wishing that sort of relationship for EVERYONE, especially those I love (and that includes you my flist).
Tea at Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer's Block: Chatty Cathy

Who do you talk to the most?
To whom do I talk the most?

Anything that moves and a few things that don't. As for topic, that depends on my fixation of the moment. When we're chatting, my son will sometimes forbid the words 'Sherlock' and 'Merlin' entering our conversation. My sister tries to be appreciative of what's whirling through-my-mind-and-out-my-mouth, but even sisters have their limits.

I can only hope that in my next life I'll be equipped with a brain-to-mouth filter!

(I really don't have writer's block and have no idea why I followed this suggestion.)
hugs! 02

Writer's Block: Chatty Cathy

Who do you talk to the most?

El, of course.

She's the first person I talk to in the morning and the last person I talk to at night, no matter where we are.

I also spend a lot of time talking to Tinny. He seems to like it, and his advice is usually short and sweet. But some very important decisions have been made, bending his ear.

He's a genius.

Writer's Block: Cornucopia of colors

What don't I love about autumn? This is my favorite time of year! I love the way the air turns crisp and cold, invigorating in the early mornings. The first frost is always a suprise- stepping outside to be greeted by smoky breaths and crystals on the lawn is so much fun! Fall is a time of blending- hot days and cold nights, weak light and strong winds. This is the only time of year that blends warm and cool colors.  What other time of year can you step outside to such an explosion of color- red, orange, gold, and burgandy all under a clear blue sky. The smell of burning wood wavering through the chilly autumn air is a smell from my childhood. I love the way long, lazy summer days ease into the brisk, busy fall nights- nights wrapped in warm quilts, hands wrapped around a mug of hot tea, ploughing through a textbook about things no one remembers but everyone somehow needs to know. :) And of course, I adore the cloths. Pulling out coats, hats, scarfs, and sweaters is one of the highlights of my autunm days! This is the time of year that old friends meet for a cup of coffee, sitting inside a pungent braista while the chilly wind whips leaves in circles, catching up, "just because". This is the time of year where that old, familar buzz starts up- the warm glow that signals the beginning of the holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And most of all, this is the time of year that ushers in change- the death of the old, the birth of the new. It feels like a breath of fresh air, like you can run a mile, write a novel. It feels like autumn!

Writer's Block: Cornucopia of colors

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Writer's Block: It’s about to get hairy

Do you like beards, goatees or mustaches? Why or why not?
I like stubble.  Some of the sexiest blokes I've seen have stubble, not a beard or mustache.

When my partner goes out field, they usually have to shave everyday but are allowed to grow a mustache, affectionately known as a "bush mo" (the reasoning behind this decision defies logic, so I won't put it here) so when he comes back, he has this hideous growth on his upper lip.  However, when he goes on leave, he doesn't bother shaving unless he faces a formal occasion or the like, so he lets his beard grow.  It just looks like long stubble, so it's still okay.