shirenomad: (speculative)
I'm doing this exercise again, but this time I'm giving you some advance notice: these are my Mass Effect characters. Refrain from asking about actual Mass Effect events (especially as I haven't played ME2 through yet and do not want to be hit with spoilers), but feel free to tailor your questions to your knowledge of the ME universe in general (culture, tech, politics, etc.)

1) Dara
2) Cole
3) Brit
4) Zaku


Nov. 7th, 2008 04:34 pm
shirenomad: (otherworldly)
For those who remember these memes, I'm doing something similar. Again, asking for the same kinds of questions, but this time, instead of hiding their identities until someone guesses or I get enough questions, I'm giving their names in advance. Which won't help because a lot of you don't know who most of them are, and none of you know all of them (I think one of you holds the top spot by knowing seven). These are all characters I RP or have RPed, or write or have written, and I think it would be good practice for me to think about how they might react in whatever situation you can toss their way. So go nuts with the questions, and find out more about them along with me.

1) Tor
2) Mina
3) Grace
4) Lucca
5) Fish
6) Joni
7) Elly
8) Vic
9) Bridget
10) Mark

One more thing: if you could, refrain from asking about characters you're already familiar with. This will be more interesting if you offer your questions blindly.
shirenomad: (meme)
I've made a list of 10 characters and assigned them all numbers. Ask me questions about them ("Is 3 human?" "Who's smarter, 4 or 5?" "What would 2 and 7 do if they discovered buried treasure?") and I'll answer. Your mission is to discover which character is which.

1) Uryuu Ishida, Bleach (guessed by [ profile] westmarked)
2) Yuffie Kisaragi, Final Fantasy VII (guessed by [ profile] imaginari)
3) Gregory House, House MD (guessed by [ profile] westmarked)
4) Mikuru Asahina, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (guessed by [ profile] westmarked)
5) Noah Bennet, Heroes (guessed by [ profile] chime)
6) Daniel "Oz" Osbourne, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (guessed by [ profile] imaginari)
7) Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter (guessed by [ profile] westmarked)
8) Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation (guessed by [ profile] westmarked)
9) Eowyn of Rohan, Lord of the Rings (guessed by [ profile] chime)
10) Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes (guessed by [ profile] matadin)

You can get some ideas of other good questions (and pump [ profile] matadin for information about his own ten) here.
shirenomad: (meme)
Rules: Post the explanation of where your usernames came from. Then tag TEN users (EDIT: or don't) whose explanations you'd like to hear. If you are tagged post the explanation to your page.

Lengthy )
shirenomad: (speculative)
Name a character I'm familiar with and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

Be warned that if I don't have an elaborate picture of the character in my mind, I may make up stuff on the fly.
shirenomad: (meme)
From [ profile] matadin:

Name any fandom I'm probably aware of and I will tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates.
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer.
6. The character I would shag anytime.
7. The character I'd want to be like.
8. The character I'd slap. (Or punch. Or maim.)
9. A pairing that I love.
10. A pairing that I despise.
shirenomad: (philosophical)
Yoinked from [ profile] matadin:

Go to this site. Hit refresh until you find a total of five quotations that are meaningful to you, reflect your outlook on life, or whatever, and post them.

We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
-- Etty Hillesum, O Magazine, October 2002

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
-- Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905

We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.
-- Eric Hoffer

The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
-- Joseph Heller, Catch 22

Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.
-- Leonard Bernstein
shirenomad: (creative)
I'm just lazy.

1: [ profile] thunderphoenix - doodle - anything from his interest list
2: [ profile] beyondfake_0 - icon - surprise her
4: [ profile] eternalism - doodle - moogle-form Kuken riding umbreon-form Walks
5: [ profile] mountainranger - doodle - "a shadow of doom"
6: [ profile] shadeykins - icon - "something Shadeylike"
7: [ profile] matadin - icon - surprise him
8: [ profile] surgo - doodle - Surgo and Starfire puzzling over airplane controls

The lesson being: next time ask for icons, because I suck at drawing faces. :P

(Make sure to click on the image, THEN save. If anything beside the image is showing, you may not be seeing the high quality version.)
shirenomad: (meme)
From [ profile] eternalism, [ profile] thunderphoenix, et al.

If you want to take part, reply to this entry. I will poke around in your list of interests on your profile and ask you one question about one of them. You wax rhapsodic on the subject of your interest for the edification of all and we'll learn something keen about you. Then you post these instructions in your own journal.
shirenomad: (meme)
Stolen from [ profile] matadin, [ profile] thunderphoenix, and [ profile] mullenkamp (at once! fear my meme thieving skills!)

Final Fantasy meme )
shirenomad: (otherworldly)
But here's my answers to this meme.

1) Alphonse Elric, "Full Metal Alchemist"
2) Hoban "Wash" Washburne, "Firefly"
3) Darkwing Duck, "Darkwing Duck"
4) Rumiko Tanaka, "Fans!"
5) Milly Thompson, "Trigun"
6) Aeris Gainsborough, "Final Fantasy VII"
7) Delenn, "Babylon 5"
8) Minsc, "Baldur's Gate"
9) Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga, "Azumanga Daioh"
10) O-Ren Ishii, "Kill Bill"
11) Stewie Griffin, "Family Guy"
12) Data, "Star Trek"
13) Indiana Jones, "Indiana Jones"
14) Hermione Granger, "Harry Potter"
15) Gaius Baltar, "Battlestar Galactica" (remake)

westmarked's questions )

Since these next two sets of questions were asked directly to the characters, they will respond in turn.

thunderphoenix's questions )

chime's questions )

matadin's questions )
shirenomad: (creative)
1) Make a list of 15 characters, and keep it to yourself for the moment. (That way you're not leading the questions asked to fit the characters.)

2) Ask your flist to post questions in the screened comments.

For example:

"4, 6, 12 & 15 are starting a band together, what is their name and what kind of music do they play? Also, who's the lead singer, and what instruments do the others play?"

3) After your flist has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the 15 characters you selected beforehand, and then post them.

I'll provide the results in a separate post, probably on the weekend.
shirenomad: (at work)
To keep myself distracted, here's a meme I stole from [ profile] matadin:

Leave a list of fictional characters in your journal that you would love to get a message from. It is your friend-list's mission, should they choose to accept it, to write you an in-character "letter" from a character on that list. Then they post their own list in their journal and the process continues!

1) River Tam (Firefly)
2) Dave Jones (College Roomies From Hell!!!)
3) Laguna Loire (Final Fantasy 8)
4) Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
5) Death (Discworld)
6) Goliath (Gargoyles)
7) Millie Thompson (Trigun)
8) Maes Hughes (Full Metal Alchemist)
9) Violet Parr (The Incredibles)
10) Chichiri (Fushigi Yuugi)
11) Minsc (Baldur's Gate)
12) Chiyo Mihama (Azumanga Daioh)
shirenomad: (Default)
They're spending today prepping the office for the move, which means the network and a good number of the computers are going to be completely non-operational, which means there's really very little I can do today at work other than sit around and read. So they told me not to come in today. Con: there went a hundred-odd bucks. Pro: I get today off to run errands and such.

And catch up on memes. )
shirenomad: (meme)
Because I needed a laugh.

First, write down the names of 12 characters. Then read and answer the questions. You can't look at the questions (or click on the cut) until you write down the 12 characters you're going to use.

1) River Tam (Firefly)
2) Maes Hughes (Full Metal Alchemist)
3) Blue Green (College Roomies from Hell!!!)
4) Yoda (Star Wars)
5) Gil Grissom (CSI)
6) Bruce Wayne (Batman)
7) Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter)
8) Nicholas D. Wolfwood (Trigun)
9) Freya Crescent (Final Fantasy 9)
10) Yuri Sakazaki (Art of Fighting/King of Fighters)
11) Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)
12) Samus Aran (Metroid)

Got your own set of characters? Good! Now click! )

Second meme: )
shirenomad: (meme)
Ask me for "top five" lists of pretty much anything, and I will list you my top five of that thing or things.

Copy and give your own top fives.
shirenomad: (meme)
Since it's been a long week and I just want to veg...

Here's Teep's questions: )

And that quiz that's been floating around: )
shirenomad: (meme)
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me"
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

And about two weeks after someone first gave me a set of questions:

From chime )

From westmarked )

From matadin )
shirenomad: (geeky)
The following are the first sentences of ten of my favorite books (not necessarily in order). See if you can guess them.

If some remain unguessed by this time tomorrow, I'll add the second line, and so forth each day. In cases where the first line was just too flipping obvious, I start with the second line; I'll note where I do this.

1) It has now been a mere two score of years since we had the honor to have our work, Toward Beginning a Survey of Some Events Contributing to the Fall of the Empire, rejected by Lord Tri'ari and Master Vrei of the Institute. - The Phoenix Guards, by Steven Brust (guessed by [ profile] bugen)

Second line, not the first: 2) For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any other time of year. - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling (guessed by [ profile] jordanis)

3) The naked child ran out of the hide-covered lean-to toward the rocky beach at the bend in the small river. - The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel (guessed by [ profile] zerodotjander)

4) It was a dull autumn day and Jill Pole was crying behind the gym. - The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis (guessed by [ profile] jordanis)

5) Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tidewater dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego. - The Call of the Wild, by Jack London (guessed by [ profile] urbankotq)

Extended after 24 hours: 6) It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him. - Catch-22, by Joseph Heller (guessed by [ profile] bugen)

7) "I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one." - Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card (guessed by [ profile] bugen)

8) Once upon a time in Westphalia, in the castle of Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh, there lived a young boy whom nature had endowed with the gentlest of dispositions. - Candide, by Voltaire (guessed by [ profile] jordanis)

9) This is the bright candlelit room where the life-timers are stored -- shelf upon shelf of them, squat hourglasses, one for every living person, pouring their fine sand from the future into the past. - Mort, by Terry Pratchett (guessed by [ profile] jordanis)

10) Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York; and all the clouds that lour'd upon our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried. - Richard III, by William Shakespeare (guessed by [ profile] jordanis, who's kicking all your butts)
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