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|Wednesday, April 4th, 2012|
|Looking for shannonrita's fic
Fandom newbie here and I was just wondering if anybody knew where I can find shannonrita's Leverage fics? All the links to her fic on lj are f-locked, does she also post them somewhere else? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
|Tuesday, June 9th, 2009|
Your result for Which fantasy writer are you?...
Ursula K Le Guin (b. 1929)
1 High-Brow, -21 Violent, -29 Experimental and 9 Cynical!
Congratulations! You are High-Brow, Peaceful, Traditional and Cynical! These concepts are defined below.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is definitely one of the most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writers of all times. Her most famous fantasy work to date is the Earthsea suite of novels and short stories, in which Le Guin created not only one of the most believable societies in fantasy fiction, but also managed to describe a school for wizards almost three decades before Harry Potter. Although often categorized as written for young adults, these books have entertained and challenged readers of all ages since their publication.
Le Guin is no stranger to literary experiments (see for example Always Coming Home(1985)), but much of her story-telling is quite traditional. In fact, she makes a point of returning to older forms of story-telling, which, at her best, enables her to create something akin to myth. One shouldn't confuse myth with faerytale, though. Nothing is ever simplified in Le Guin's world, as she relentlessly explores ethical problems and the moral choices that her characters must make, as must we all. While being one of those writers who will allow you to escape to imaginary worlds, she is also one who will prompt you to return to your actual life, perhaps a little wiser than you used to be.
You are also a lot like Susan Cooper.
If you want some action, try Michael Moorcock.
If you'd like a challenge, try your exact opposite, C S Lewis.
This is how to interpret your score: Your attitudes have been measured on four different scales, called 1) High-Brow vs. Low-Brow, 2) Violent vs. Peaceful, 3) Experimental vs. Traditional and 4) Cynical vs. Romantic. Imagine that when you were born, you were in a state of innocence, a tabula rasa who would have scored zero on each scale. Since then, a number of circumstances (including genetical, cultural and environmental factors) have pushed you towards either end of these scales. If you're at 45 or -45 you would be almost entirely cynical, low-brow or whatever. The closer to zero you are, the less extreme your attitude. However, you should always be more of either (eg more romantic than cynical). Please note that even though High-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical have positive numbers (1 through 45) and their opposites negative numbers (-1 through -45), this doesn't mean that either quality is better. All attitudes have their positive and negative sides, as explained below.
High-Brow vs. Low-Brow
You received 1 points, making you more High-Brow than Low-Brow. Being high-browed in this context refers to being more fascinated with the sort of art that critics and scholars tend to favour, rather than the best-selling kind. At their best, high-brows are cultured, able to appreciate the finer nuances of literature and not content with simplifications. At their worst they are, well, snobs.
Violent vs. Peaceful
You received -21 points, making you more Peaceful than Violent. This scale is a measurement of a) if you are tolerant to violence in fiction and b) whether you see violence as a means that can be used to achieve a good end. If you aren't, and you don't, then you are peaceful as defined here. At their best, peaceful people are the ones who encourage dialogue and understanding as a means of solving conflicts. At their worst, they are standing passively by as they or third parties are hurt by less scrupulous individuals.
Experimental vs. Traditional
You received -29 points, making you more Traditional than Experimental. Your position on this scale indicates if you're more likely to seek out the new and unexpected or if you are more comfortable with the familiar, especially in regards to culture. Note that traditional as defined here does not equal conservative, in the political sense. At their best, traditional people don't change winning concepts, favouring storytelling over empty poses. At their worst, they are somewhat narrow-minded.
Cynical vs. Romantic
You received 9 points, making you more Cynical than Romantic. Your position on this scale indicates if you are more likely to be wary, suspicious and skeptical to people around you and the world at large, or if you are more likely to believe in grand schemes, happy endings and the basic goodness of humankind. It is by far the most vaguely defined scale, which is why you'll find the sentence "you are also a lot like x" above. If you feel that your position on this scale is wrong, then you are probably more like author x. At their best, cynical people are able to see through lies and spot crucial flaws in plans and schemes. At their worst, they are overly negative, bringing everybody else down.
Author picture from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UrsulaLeGuin.01.jpg
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|Friday, November 28th, 2008|
|Saturday, November 17th, 2007|
|Sunday, October 7th, 2007|
|Wednesday, July 25th, 2007|
|Friday, April 20th, 2007|
|This is What Kind Of Flower You Are
"You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."
|Friday, March 23rd, 2007|
|Mythological God Profile
Indeed, you are 66% erudite, 41% sensual, 37% martial, and 25% saturnine.
|Thoth, the Egyptian God of secret wisdom, intellect, geometry and other forms of higher mathematics, was also the God of books and learning, of writing and numbers. And above all, he was the God of Magic. Indeed, he was the first and greatest of all magicians, said to create miracles from nothing by the mere vibrations of his voice alone. |
Within his main temple were said to be stored his books of magic which were open for the edification of all, providing those absorbing this magic understood its sacred content. Over the centuries, these books were said to have been carefully translated by various priests of secret orders until finally, the Greeks compiled them as the works of Hermes Trismegistus.
One book most everyone is familiar with which is attributed to the mysteries of the God Thoth is the Tarot, considered to be an unbound book of symbols that may be read in an endless variety of sequences imitating the random nature of existence itself.
The Fifteen Gods
These are the 15 categories of this test. If you score above average in …
…all or none of the four variables: Dagda. … Erudite: Thoth. … Sensual: Frey. … Martial: Mars. … Saturnine: Mictlantecuhtli. … Erudite & Sensual: Amun. … Erudite & Martial: Odin. … Erudite & Saturnine: Anubis. … Sensual & Martial: Zeus. … Sensual & Saturnine: Cernunnos. … Martial & Saturnine: Loki. … Erudite, Sensual & Martial: Lug. … Erudite, Sensual & Saturnine: Coyote. … Erudite, Martial & Saturnine: Hades. … Sensual, Martial & Saturnine: Pan.
|My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
||You scored higher than 99% on erudite|
||You scored higher than 99% on sensual|
||You scored higher than 99% on martial|
||You scored higher than 99% on saturnine|
|Mythological Creature Profile
You scored 20% Esotericism, 4% Power, and 0% Malevolence!
|The unicorn is a legendary animal. It is usually portrayed as a slender, white horse with a spiraling horn on its forehead, although its appearance and behavior differs, depending on the location. In the west it was usually considered wild and untamable, while in the Orient it was peaceful, meek and thought to be the bringer of good luck. There it is usually depicted as a goat-like creature, with cloven hooves and a beard. In Japan it is called Kirin, and in China Ki-lin. The word "unicorn" is based on the Hebrew word re'em ("horned animal"), in early versions of the Old Testament translated as "monokeros", meaning "one horn", which became "unicorn" in English. The creature is possibly based on the rhinoceros or the narwhal, a marine creature with one horn. |
|My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
||You scored higher than 99% on Esotericism|
||You scored higher than 99% on Power|
||You scored higher than 99% on Malevolence|
|Saturday, March 10th, 2007|
|THIS WAY UP|
|Deepaur21 has fragile contents which may break!|
|Thursday, March 8th, 2007|
|How Rare is Your Personality?
|Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP)|
Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive.
Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6% of all women and 4% of all men
You are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.
|Tuesday, March 6th, 2007|
|Fic Request for Order Up! when they are permitting more requests
Just found this community, and think it's great. First time posting, so I hope it's not something too boring, or too specific. So here's what I want to read:
Fandom: DC Comics (Nightwing/Robin)
Pairing: Dick Grayson/Tim Drake (Nightwing/RobinIII) slash pairing
Situation: Dick and Tim are on either a mission or on some kind of trip together. Somehow they wind up getting married, (ie they were drunk, for the sake of the mission, they were drugged etc). Their relationship prior to getting married is up to you, they could already be a couple or it could be platonic, but romantic feelings are there, whatever you think will work best for you. I'd like to see their reactions to being married, how they are going to deal with it, and how they are going to tell their family and friends. I'd like a happy "ending" so to speak, where they stay together.
Length: Up to you, but I'll admit I would love it to be as long as you can possibly make it.
So, I hope this is something that is writable!
LadyMist, DC Comics, Dick/Tim, unexpected marriage, 3/06/07
|Monday, January 30th, 2006|
|What's your inner power?
Your inner power is Empathy! This
means that you have a talent for identifying
others emotions, often by simply glancing at
them. You are EXTREMELY shy and quiet. People
sometimes dont notice youre around and seem
surprised to find out you even exist in a big
class. Youre the often silent, goody two
shoes, and few get passed the walls youve
built up to stop yourself being hurt, as you
no doubt have been in the past. Not everyone
understands you, in fact some think that
youre a snob or worse because you rarely
participate in group activities. Youre
extremely sensitive, even the least harsh of
words can hurt you. Only your very few,
closest friends who have earned your
hard-to-get trust know who you really are
inside; a sweet, gentle young woman who is
lonely and so desperately needing friends to
support you. You can get very depressed and
not always know why, despite your power of
empathy, as it seems to only work for people
outside you. Your friends always turn to you
when they need advice or comforting, and in
some way you need to give that helpit makes
you feel better in return to know that youve
helped out your friends. Despite your cold,
impassive exterior and high, seemingly
unbreachable walls, inside you are really a
great, intelligent person, full of compassion
and love, if only people would dare take a
chance and try to get through your tough
shell. Never let others get you down, or
change you. You are very special the way you
areeven if you dont have fifty thousand
friends, you are just as, if not more
extraordinary than everyone else. Reach for
the stars, because I dont doubt youll catch
hold of them. Boy/Girl who will sweep you off your feet:
A sweet, shy and romantic man/woman. The kind
of guy/woman you know will never, ever hurt
you, and will love you for ever. The kind of
person who believes in true love, and soul
mates. Your stone:
Blue Topaz Your power:
physically, or spiritually, you heal people
with your words, your actions and presence.
Youre the one that the little children are
always drawn to, because they know youll
never let anything hurt them. Your element:
Clairvoyance (The power to
see objects or events that cannot be
perceived by the normal five senses.) A quote that applies to you:
beauty shines from the soul and warms the
world with its kindness, compassion
." What's your inner power? (Girls only sorry. Beautiful anime pictures, lengthy results) brought to you by Quizilla