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This meme's rolling around again and I picked it up from [ profile] bookelfe. It goes like this:

Comment here saying PICK ME and I will pick six of your icons. You then copy and paste this in your LJ along with your explanations/comments/squeeage about each one.

I am cheerfully going to reuse any still-valid explanations/comments/squeeage from last time I did this meme. Because why not.

Here are the ones [ profile] bookelfe picked... )
batyatoon: (the world is quiet here)
There's this meme that's going around. There's also the list of Books I Read In 2009.

I will do them BOTH AT ONCE. Because that is how I roll.

There's also a bit of SPN meta I keep meaning to post and haven't, and a BSG ficlet I keep meaning to post and haven't, but those will be separate.

THE MEME: Ask Me Anything! Taken from all over, wording slightly adjusted.

Basically, if there is anything you are curious to know about me because you are new around here/are old around here but feel like you should already have known it/have never gotten around to asking despite the fact that you know multitudinous other details of my life like what I eat for breakfast every morning, today is a day to ask it. (It does not have to be RL stuff necessarily! Fannish questions are fun too.)

I will not be offended by anything you ask but I fully retain the right to not answer questions, because sometimes I do like being a woman of mystery (and also, some things are none of your business even if I love you). Alternately, I may screen answers if for whatever reason I do not feel comfortable sharing them with the-internet-at-large.

Cut because even people who love to read don't necessarily love to read a long list of books I read in 2009. )

That's 25 fewer books than I read in 2008. Maybe I should start keeping track of page count, too.
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The most important things that happened this year, good and bad, aren't the ones in the posts linked below. But a year's made up of everything that happens, not just the major events; and with that in mind, here's the review of 2009 as seen through public posts in this journal.

January: "Ganked from [ profile] patrickat: an icon-meme!"
February: "Am home from Conflikt. Am too sleepy to make wordstuff. Challah at you later."
March: "A brief movie review and a meme"
April: "Tonight is the first night of Pesach. Zman cherutenu; the time of our liberation."
May: "So hey, Boston-dwelling types?"
June: "So um guess what. :D"
July: "So I've been seeing this RP meme going around, and heck, why not."
August: "Memeish thing"
September: "Tonight is the first night of Rosh Hashanah."
October: "So since I have been flaky about responding individually..."
December: "You know what's fun to do when you're snowed in? Bake stuff."

It's 2010. After hearing about this last night, I have declared 2010 to be the Year of the Improbable Success.

Here's hoping.
batyatoon: (glee!)
From [ profile] infiniteviking: When you see this, post a random quirky Middleman exclamation in your lj.

"Ghosts of the living!" -- My favorite so far precisely because [spoiler] it's unclear whether he means it as an exclamation or just a description of what's going on.[/spoiler]

Why do I not have a Middleman icon yet?
batyatoon: (crack bible)
So I've been seeing this RP meme going around, and heck, why not.

→ why I decided to play this character
→ my favorite scene or bit of interaction concerning this character to date
→ my favorite original aspect about this character (world-building for OCs or head-canon for FCs)
→ the last thing they did "off screen"
→ what their last words would be if they died tomorrow
→ what the next thing I'm doing for them is (narrative, post, shelving, whatever)

» I will tell you what character of yours I'd like to play mine against
» you may ask me a free question

This applies to any character I've ever played, live-action or tabletop or text-based.

And for the benefit of those I have never RPed with -- pick a character you know I like, from any canon whether visual or written, and I'll provide similar answers. Or as similar as I can manage.

in brief

Jun. 19th, 2009 08:12 am
batyatoon: (chibi!)
So um guess what. :D

1. I saw Andrew Bird live last night at Radio City Music Hall (with [ profile] bookelfe. Oh em gee, you guys. SO GOOD. [ profile] agonistes, I owe you.

2. [ profile] sdelmonte and I are going to Concertino this weekend after all!

3. This:
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
batyatoon: (...duuuude.)
Saw Watchmen.


Also! A meme, ganked from [ profile] in_the_blue:

1. Go to
2. Type your first name into the search box.
3. Post your five favorite results.

My five favorite results: )

Try it out yourself! It's fun!
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So [ profile] gao tagged me for the Association Meme!

Comment to this post and I will give you five subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this to your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Here's what I got:

1. Talk about some of your less high-profile/pop-culturey fandoms? )
2. What is it about filk? )
3. Your neighborhood. )
4. Cooking. )
5. Alex! I'm interested in marriages today. )
batyatoon: (the world is quiet here)
So a little over a year ago, I decided to keep a log of all the books I read in 2008. I'm pretty sure I missed at least a couple around the middle of the year, and I kind of decided arbitrarily not to include graphic novels or plays, but this is still pretty close to comprehensive.

The List! )

I'd given some vague thought to analyzing trends and patterns, but ... nah. (Anyone feeling compelled to analyze, however, is welcome to share!)
batyatoon: (Default)
The party is over; the toasts have been made, the kitchen cleaned up, and the last friends chased out of the apartment.

Looking back on 2008 as seen through public posts in this journal:

January: "So everyone's talking about Sweeney Todd (sorry, [ profile] agonistes, me too)."
February: "The drabble project continues! (And still needs a name.)"
March: "Apologies to everyone who was expecting me online last night."
April: "In a few minutes it will be Shabbos, and tomorrow it will be the first night of Pesach."
May: "Wow, it's been how long since I touched the Heroes S1 Episode Title drabble project?"
June: "...Guys. Guys. Look."
July: "So I have just seen Hellboy II."
August: "Last-minute boosting the signal:"
September: "O my f-list, I turn to you for aid! ...In this case, for aid in collection of trivia, that skill at which so many of you excel."
October: "Whew. Caught up on my flist as far back as yesterday before giving up in despair..."
November: "Because, as I posted in someone else's LJ today:"
December: "O my friendslist, I appeal to you!"

Welcome, 2009.

I'm so glad that you finally made it here
You thought nobody cared, but I did, I could tell
And this is your year and it always starts here
And oh, you're aging well
batyatoon: (and creating a nuisance)
From [ profile] smallship:

Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a non-same-sex marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

I wish I could find the icon I had made for me years ago, made from photos from my wedding, with the caption "My marriage doesn't need your protection."

Also: I will post about OVFF soon. Really I will. IT WAS FUN.
batyatoon: (bookhenge)
Been meaning to post a couple of memes lately. Most recently, from [ profile] smallship1:

1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.

Gimme an H! )

Anyone else want to pick up the meme? Tag me.
batyatoon: (music: I meant to do that)
(... But where do you get the tracklist from?)

Meme ganked from the adorable [ profile] vixyish.

1 - Go to Wikipedia's "random article" link. The first random article you get is the name of your band. (I didn't use the first one because it was already a band name. *facepalms*)
2 - Go to Random quotations. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days". Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. (I cropped mine to be proper album dimensions.)

My album: Cut to spare your browser. )

What kind of music do you suppose Staudach-Egerndach plays?
batyatoon: (gashlycrumb)
This amused me. From [ profile] crazedcrusader:

Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real places, names &/or objects, but nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person you got this from has the same first initial. You can't use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have fun with it!

2. BOY NAME: Benjamin
3. GIRL NAME: Beatrice
5. A COLOR: Blue
8. FOOD: Bananas
9. SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Bathtub! (Way too easy.)
10. A PLACE: Brooklyn
11. REASON FOR BEING LATE: Bus slowdown strike
batyatoon: (bookhenge)
Another meme! I like this one.

Ganked from [ profile] shati:

I have made a secret list of 15 characters. Ask me questions like "how are 2 and 9 secretly similar" or "what if 3, 6, and 12 went on a road trip" or things like that and I'll answer.

As [ profile] shati suggests, don't look at the comments, because then you'll know who's who.

Have at!

Icon meme!

Mar. 19th, 2008 09:56 pm
batyatoon: (Default)
Icon meme, ganked from [ profile] bookelfe.

The Rules:
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

Five from Becca: )

ETA: I tagged into a couple more people's, so I'm going to add them to this post instead of making a new one.

Five from Star: )

Five from Nomi: )

There we go! Who wants me to pick five of yours?


Mar. 11th, 2008 08:06 pm
batyatoon: (Default)
Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.

Addendum: I reserve the right to say, as politely as possible, "none of your business". But I won't be offended if you ask!
batyatoon: (chibi!)
Having just uploaded a bunch of new icons, I'm going to jump in way late to a meme that was going around a month or so ago:

Pick any seven of my icons, list them either by keyword or by linking to the image, and I will tell you about them.

Book meme!

Oct. 3rd, 2007 11:53 am
batyatoon: (bookhenge)
Ganked from [ profile] camwyn:

The list is the 106 books most often noted as unread by Library Thingusers. Bold is for books you've read. Italics for books you've started but haven't finished. Strikethrough is for books you found unreadable.

Behind the cut-tag: ze List! )

Wow, there are ... really a lot of books on that list I haven't read and should.


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