deathpixie: (vegemite toast)
I don't have a Tumblr of my own (yet), so I'm posting this here. Taken from this post.

Taurus: Pale yellow dragon. Herbivore, but will not hesitate to kill an evil human. They are the primary protector of women and children. Can be the size of a Golden Retriever, are useful in the household and are peaceful. Breathes a universal medicine that smells like lemons and loves people and shiny objects.

Sounds about right? ;)
deathpixie: (drop bear)
No time to do NaNoWriMo (or [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]) this year, but I'd like to try and get back to posting regularly. So, a 30 days meme, grabbed from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com], to commence November 1.

Stayed tuned!

Day 1 - your current relationship
Day 2 - where you’d like to be in 10 years
day 3 - your views on drugs and alcohol.
day 4 - your views on religion.
day 5 - a time you thought about ending your own life.
day 6 - write 30 interesting facts about yourself.
day 7 - your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.
day 8 - a moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.
day 9 - how you hope your future will be like.
day 10 - discuss your first love and first kiss.
day 11 - put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.
day 12 - bullet your whole day.
day 13 - somewhere you’d like to move or visit.
day 14 - your earliest memory.
day 15 - your favourite tumblrs.
day 16 - your views on mainstream music.
day 17 - your highs and lows of this past year.
day 18 - your beliefs.
day 19 - disrespecting your parents.
day 20 - how important you think education is.
day 21 - one of your favourite shows.
day 22 - how have you changed in the past 2 years?
day 23 - give pictures of 5 guys who are famous who you find attractive.
day 24 - your favourite movie and what it’s about.
day 25 - someone who fascinates you and why.
day 26 - what kind of person attracts you.
day 27 - a problem that you have had.
day 28 - something that you miss.
day 29 - goals for the next 30 days.
day 30 - your highs and lows of this month
deathpixie: (Emily)
For want of actual content, have a meme. ;) Grabbed from someone's Tumblr post.

Cut for a big-ass list. )
deathpixie: (heart of gold)
Meme from Aisy


Pick a number of two and I'll respond tomorrow. Grabbed from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
deathpixie: (sushi)
Having put all of this stuff in boxes, moved it to a new house and then unpacked it, I'm pretty sure I can answer this, at least for the things I know. For "use", insert "roomie who cooks uses them, I saw him".

Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of. There are additions.

I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers (will be used now we have space for it), juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, crepe makers, electric woks, miniature salad spinners (it fell apart :(), griddle pans, jam funnels (PrettyGirl Roomie has one! I saw it!), pie funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers (do the microwave ones count?), cake stands, garlic crushers (chopped garlic tastes better, apparently), martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders (Lauren), milk frothers (on Lauren's coffee maker), piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers (bains marie), sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers, fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors, stand mixers, mincers, bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, gratin dishes, apple corers, mango stoners and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.

(Note: No doubt He Who Cooks can correct some of these...)
deathpixie: (rock paper scissors lizard spock)
From [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]

Which one of those below have you read (italics), do you own (bold) or dislike (struck through)?



The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)
Ender’s Game (1985)
Radio Free Albemuth (1985)
Always Coming Home (1985)
This Is the Way the World Ends (1985)
Galápagos (1985)
The Falling Woman (1986)
The Shore of Women (1986)
A Door Into Ocean (1986)
Soldiers of Paradise (1987)
Life During Wartime (1987)
The Sea and Summer (1987)
Cyteen (1988)
Neverness (1988)
The Steerswoman (1989)
Grass (1989)
Use of Weapons (1990)
Queen of Angels (1990)
Barrayar (1991)
Synners (1991)
Sarah Canary (1991)
White Queen (1991)
Eternal Light (1991)
Stations of the Tide (1991)
Timelike Infinity (1992)
Dead Girls (1992)
Jumper (1992)
China Mountain Zhang (1992)
Red Mars (1992)
A Fire Upon the Deep (1992)
Aristoi (1992)
Doomsday Book (1992)
Parable of the Sower (1993)
Ammonite (1993)
Chimera (1993)
Nightside the Long Sun (1993)
Brittle Innings (1994)
Permutation City (1994)
Blood (1994)
Mother of Storms (1995)
Sailing Bright Eternity (1995)
Galatea 2.2 (1995)
The Diamond Age (1995)
The Transmigration of Souls (1996)
The Fortunate Fall (1996)
The Sparrow/Children of God (1996/1998)
Holy Fire (1996)
Night Lamp (1996)
In the Garden of Iden (1997)
Forever Peace (1997)
Glimmering (1997)
As She Climbed Across the Table (1997)
The Cassini Division (1998)
Bloom (1998)
Vast (1998)
The Golden Globe (1998)
Headlong (1999)
Cave of Stars (1999)
Genesis (2000)
Super-Cannes (2000)
Under the Skin (2000)
Perdido Street Station (2000)
Distance Haze (2000)
Revelation Space trilogy (2000)
Salt (2000)
Ventus (2001)
The Cassandra Complex (2001)
Light (2002)
Altered Carbon (2002)
The Separation (2002)
The Golden Age (2002)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003)
Natural History (2003)
The Labyrinth Key / Spears of God
River of Gods (2004)
The Plot Against America (2004)
Never Let Me Go (2005)
The House of Storms (2005)
Counting Heads (2005)
Air (Or, Have Not Have) (2005)
Accelerando (2005)
Spin (2005)
My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time (2006)
The Road (2006)
Temeraire /His Majesty’s Dragon (2006)
Blindsight (2006)
HARM (2007)
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (2007)
The Secret City (2007)
In War Times (2007)
Postsingular (2007)
Shadow of the Scorpion (2008)
The Hunger Games trilogy (2008-2010)
Little Brother (2008)
The Alchemy of Stone (2008)
The Windup Girl (2009)
Steal Across the Sky(2009)
Boneshaker (2009)
Zoo City (2010)
Zero History (2010)
The Quantum Thief (2010)



Well, I think I know where my reading list is coming from...
deathpixie: (writing)
And, since I never usually ask for stuff like this, a completely "give me validation" one at that. ;) Pander to my whims, I'm sick.

(yes, again. I'm as tired of it as you are. Viral Bronchitis for the lose, boo.)

Any way, grabbed from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]


Taken from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com], this one seems to work for both RPG's as well as fanfic:

If you were asked to pick one scene, one shot, one detail, one moment of some kind out of all the things I've made and say "This, this, for whatever reason, I remember, this is something that struck home with me, that I wanted to keep," what would it be?


(My original writing journal, my fanfic page and my fanfic tag on this LJ)
deathpixie: (dance my puppets!)
I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your LJ USERNAME. Only one word please. Then repost so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's not as much fun! Only if you want to - this one's spreading all over!
deathpixie: (laughing boy)
Page 45 of the book nearest you. First sentence describes your sex life for 2012.

"Tell me what is the warmest point under the dome?" - Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson

I have no words. ;)
deathpixie: (you can't take the sky from me)
Meme grabbed from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com], in lieu of thinking content since my head is stuffy.

2011 thoughts )
deathpixie: (words on the wall)
Jumping on the bandwagon started by [livejournal.com profile] indiana_j on my flist.

Pick a number (or more than one, whatevs) and I'll tell you...

Giant list of numbers )
deathpixie: (plateaus of sanity)
In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

Meme time

Aug. 29th, 2011 12:41 pm
deathpixie: (writing)
Since I'm waiting for Alvin to get organised enough to start asking me to do things and I have to call a prison which is always fun, a meme, grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] frito_kal:

Top Five! Ask me for my top five list of anything, you'd like to see and I shall respond. Then go forth and do the same.


(cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] xproj_players for the IC version)

Icon meme

Aug. 9th, 2011 11:48 am
deathpixie: (dance my puppets!)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen

Comment on this post and let me know you want to participate. I will choose seven userpics from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

Calliope's Pen )

Frito )

Cai )

Twiller )

canadiandiamond )

Mackinzie )

Wah

Jul. 21st, 2011 10:58 am
deathpixie: (the road goes ever on)
So, it's almost 11 a.m, the temperature is already 33 degrees C (91 F). With 59% humidity, that adds up to a "feels like" temperature of 45 C (113 F). The office is bearable - they keep our air con to 26 C - but the thought of going outside later is just cringe worthy.

Who says global warming is a myth again? This is as bad as Italy was last summer.

Distraction would be awesome today. I need a meme.
deathpixie: (dance my puppets!)
Grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] sparrowsverse

It's inevitable: as we read LJs, we create mental pictures of each other. Post this on your journal to find out who/what your friends imagine you as!

Rules: The person must be in the movies/TV, or an object, or an animal; you must post a picture.


Feed my need for attention and distraction! Go, my minions, go!
deathpixie: (calm)
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better

Having someone surprise me with an unexpected gesture. It's always good to have proof that Captain Paranoia sucks. ;)

Day 24 – Something that makes you cry

Hmm. Apart from therapy, which has me in tears kind of often... The movie Truly Madly Deeply. Makes me cry like a baby every time.

and the rest )
deathpixie: (feel your pain)
Day 22 – Something that upsets you

Erg, talk about poking at the sore spots...

Lots of things upset me. A lot of them are based on my own issues, the way my brain tends to see the negative rather than the positive. I'm working on that. It does make it hard sometimes to work out why I'm actually upset - sometimes it's just the crazy brain, rather than anything specific.

One of the things that does upset me is feeling taken for granted, like I'm at the bottom of people's mental lists. Like what I do is a waste of time.

and the rest )
deathpixie: (calm)
Day 21 – Another moment

My favourite part of the day is waking up when I don't have get up straight away. I can cuddle down in the duvet and lie there, enjoying the warmth and peace. There's a warm weight by my feet and other around my lower back - Spike and Angel, curled into calls of fur. Then, as I start waking up more, one of them will notice and come asking for pats and half-asleep scritches happen. There's warm and purring and licking (if it's Angel) and the occasional nibble (if it's Spike) and the world happening outside and me not having to be part of it until I want to.


and the rest )
deathpixie: (climbing)
Day 19 – Something you regret

After the Great Wollongong disaster, which was when my ex got a job interstate, we moved, and he then lost said job after three months, we lived with his parents for a time while we worked on reestablishing ourselves and finding a place to live. During that time, he broached the idea of breaking up with me, trying to explain a lot of the things he later did break up with me for, five years later.

I talked him out of it.

I regret that now and I think I probably always will. Those last five years of our relationship were the worst and if I'd realised sooner that it wasn't working, I wouldn't have gone through the crap I did. I would've been single five years earlier, in a much better financial position and in Melbourne, rather than Wodonga. A lot of things would have been different.

I thought we could work it out, that if we loved each other, things would be okay, that I could do better. Instead, I wasted five years of my life with someone who was already looking for an exit. It's hard not to kick myself for that.


Day 20 – This month

Hooray for spring. I don't know whether it's the increase in my meds or the changing weather or a bit of both, but I'm definitely feeling better these days. Well, aside from the sinus issues from hell - I feel like I have a crew of tiny miners using jackhammers in my face. But things are definitely better.


and the rest )

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