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Posted on 2007.19.11 at 21:59
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Meme from patchfire, which I'm finally answering:

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

My answers (complete with video link, picspam, and too many words):





1. ¡No Pasarán!

Caveat: Spoilers for final episode of Slings & Arrows:




2. Ves'-ka gan:

The Song of the Turtle. Loosely defined, it's the voice of creativity that inspires an artist. It's more complex than that, but you really need to read the story for the rest.


3. The Brown Uniform:

















4. Pria-toi gan delah:

Also from the Dark Tower books. It means "White over Red, thus Gan wills ever". It's about good vs. evil and the will of God, and also not about that. Like I said, you have to read the story. It's impossible not to be vague unless I write seventy-two paragraphs or so.


5. Council of Canadians:

Over at h20_wtf we were talking about the concept of the borderless state, and fspider, ever intelligent and well-learned about such things, recommended Maude Barlow's Too Close for Comfort. I was impressed (and more than a little disturbed) by what she brought up her book so I looked her up online and found her Council of Canadians, who deal with a lot of scary issues like trade, health care, water, most of all of which are tied into deep integration, which is a slippery slope of more and more harmonization of regulations and policies that could wear down the borders between the US and Canada and also the US and Mexico until all of north America is virtually one country. It's about money and power to the corporations and CEOs of business, and it makes the average citizens of each country suffer for it.

I was again impressed with the research and disturbed by the idea, so I went looking for a US-based group who was also concerned. Every single group who has organized in the US is right-wing and pro-militarisation of the border with Mexico. My conscience wouldn't let me support a group that was doing the right thing for what I feel are the wrong reasons, so instead I joined the C of C.

When I was in Ottawa last summer I went to a meeting/film sponsored by the C of C (Called "New World Border", about the militarisation of the Mexican border). They're not just talk; they're trying to do something about the problem. If anyone knows of a progressive US group that's doing the same thing, please let me know.


6. Despising the Yankees:

I have to despise the Yankees; it's one of the highest if not the highest law of my nation.


7. Martha Burns as architecture:

patchfire already knows about this because she was part of the conversation that started it. I wish I had the original log because I don't remember the exact context, but it started with a random discussion of how Martha Burns and the CN Tower were never seen together, and maybe that was because the Tower is Martha's seekrit identity. The subject kept coming up in reference to other buildings as well (including, if I'm not mistaken, things like the Washington Monument). I think we reached the point of complete crack sometime around my first Ottawa trip, for obvious reasons. I am a dork. When I'm paired with my patchfire, the dorkery can reach critical mass in a very short span of time. There's probably a math equation for it which I would post if I knew the first thing about math.

Comments:


Ten O'Clock Medievalist
tarimanveri at 2007-11-20 04:09 (UTC) ()
Ooh, ooh, pick me? Also mmm, Paul Gross.
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 04:21 (UTC) ()
Well, I could have described the Uniform, but I figured a picture is worth a thousand words, and all. :)

unnecessarily silly socks, armchair curling, ranae in gurgite nigrae, histoire totale, cape breton 2004, historiography, slurpees.

Sonia
mrs_laugh_track at 2007-11-20 04:48 (UTC) ()
I want to do the interests thing. And oh that Slings and Arrows clip is love. Now I really need to rewatch Season Three.
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 05:38 (UTC) ()
That's actually a clip I made. Only because I couldn't find it on YouTube.

bokononism, karate bear fighter, liking things only ok, canoe jousting, camp nor'wester, unintentional performance art, what's your damage heather?

Edited at 2007-11-20 05:46 (UTC)
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-11-20 06:46 (UTC) ()
That's a brilliant clip, and still one of my favourite scenes of the entire thing. I would root for Geoffrey/Anna if Geoffrey/Ellen or Geoffrey/anything else didn't rock so much.
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 07:30 (UTC) ()
I've always said that they could very easily make a romantic connection in some AU where Ellen didn't exist. I'm just fine with them being BFF, but still. I'd read Geoffrey/Anna if someone wrote it. I've seen good Geoffrey/Darren, and that's even more far-fetched. I do love Anna/Bolivian Revolutionary, though. *g*
Isis
isiscolo at 2007-11-20 05:28 (UTC) ()
I do not use this icon any more, because other people are using it and I am allergic to shared icons, but I have to use it for this post, because, BROWN UNIFORM OMG.
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 05:42 (UTC) ()
Oh! You reminded me that I used my default icon instead of the one I wanted to use. There, fixed now.

Why on earth didn't The Brown Uniform (note capitals) show up more than, oh, ONCE in S 3-4? I can't figure it out because it had to have been more comfortable and there's no reason NOT to use it.
Dirty dirty band boys and some hot Canadians
andeincascade at 2007-11-20 05:47 (UTC) ()
Thanks for all the brown uniform pics! It's absence is one of the things that bugs me about S 3-4. I mean, he was willing to be fired to defend it and then it simply disappears? No no no ...
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 06:01 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I don't get it either. Paul complained that it was hot and uncomfortable, yet he kept wearing it when he could have worn the brown one. And he was RUNNING THINGS. Canon-wise I don't mind, because he didn't replace it with the blue one, but yeah. I dunno.
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-11-20 06:41 (UTC) ()
Trying to say this delicately:

Perhaps a weight thing? He was huggably bigger in later seasons.

Although, I do think the official reason is that he thought the red uniform to be more symbolic and more easily identifable.
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 07:24 (UTC) ()
You'd think the budget was big enough to buy a bigger version, you know? :)
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-11-20 06:37 (UTC) ()
I only have about three interests listed on my profile, so probably this would be a waste of time!
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 07:27 (UTC) ()
Discussion is always good. I mean, one of your interests is "Canada". There's a lot of ground you could cover there (literally and figuratively both). *g*
Катерина
_scally at 2007-11-20 09:05 (UTC) ()
Brown uniform!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A task for me?
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 16:25 (UTC) ()
A task meaning the meme, right? Are your interests in Russian the same as the ones in English?

Also, did you get what I linked for you here?
Катерина
_scally at 2007-11-20 16:50 (UTC) ()
Yes, seven interests for me to describe. :-)
Almost all my interests in English are the same in Russian too, but I have some more interests in Russian that are not included in "the English list".

I DID NOT! I somehow missed the link!!! Where were my eyes?! :-)
I'm downloading it now! Thank you very very kindly! :-*
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 17:17 (UTC) ()
Almost all my interests in English are the same in Russian too, but I have some more interests in Russian that are not included in "the English list".

I'm choosing from the Russian list because I don't have a clue as to what more than a couple of them say, so it'll be more random:

Франция, лазить по деревьям, Строго на юг, афоризмы, диснеевские мультфильмы, Оярс Вациетис, Бентон Фрейзер (I think I know what this one is but if it gets me picspam it's all good *g*).

If you answer in Russian I'll still have no clue, so maybe answer in both languages?

*sigh* I really want to learn Russian. It's been on my list of languages to learn since I was a teenager. Maybe after I'm done with French?


DID NOT! I somehow missed the link!!! Where were my eyes?! :-)

I thought you might have missed it. Weird thing about this movie: Sasha's brown contacts. Why on earth would anyone do such a thing? It's a sweet film. I like it for a lot of reasons. :)



Edited at 2007-11-20 17:18 (UTC)
Катерина
_scally at 2007-11-20 18:33 (UTC) ()
You have chosen the good ones! And, sure, I'll do the meme in English as I always do for my English-speaking friends. So don't be shocked if you see silly mistakes in my answers. :-)

I think I know what this one is but if it gets me picspam it's all good *g*.

I'm absolutely sure we both have at least two the same interests. And you have chosen them. ;-)


*sigh* I really want to learn Russian. It's been on my list of languages to learn since I was a teenager.

I have exactly the same situation with...French. Even Steven. :-)

I like it for a lot of reasons. :)

I can imagine! *g*


sam80853
sam80853 at 2007-11-20 16:43 (UTC) ()
You made an unbeatable case of the brown uniform -- \o/
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-20 17:21 (UTC) ()
Darling, The Brown Uniform sells itself. It also helps to have the right model. *g*

Oh, and I'm working the night shift tonight, so unless I'm terribly busy I should be able to finish up the beta (and then I can start on the other ones you sent!)
sam80853
sam80853 at 2007-11-20 18:05 (UTC) ()
Darling, The Brown Uniform sells itself. It also helps to have the right model. *g*
True enough. But anyway, it dares repeating. At all times ::laughs::

Oh, and I'm working the night shift tonight, so unless I'm terribly busy I should be able to finish up the beta (and then I can start on the other ones you sent!)
Oh dear, I almost forgot about it. I'm writing a kid!fic again ::head desk::. Btw: what about yours? I remember a adorable daughter ... Maybe I'm mistaken.
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-21 09:01 (UTC) ()
The kidfic is still in the queue. The daughter is hanging out there, too, with her dad.
sam80853
sam80853 at 2007-11-21 16:08 (UTC) ()
Right, I send you a kid!fic but -- there is another one coming ::head desk::. I'm still writing it though, no worries.

Awww, I would like to hear from Fraser's daughter again. ::makes puppy eyes::
i lost to a hamburger...
littlealex at 2007-11-20 21:01 (UTC) ()

also, the brown suit is sexy.

Ooh, a meme! Shiny! I haven't updated my interests in a looooooongs time (methinks there is room for Firefly and Battlestar Galactica references in there; that's how long it's been), and I changed a lot of them so they wouldn't be shared and now they're just randomly obscure. I also have a ton of them.

Have at! :D
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primroseburrows at 2007-11-21 09:08 (UTC) ()

Yes, I think it is as well.

fhqwhgads, that green movie, aussie rules quidditch, he's not the messiah!, raw html, bank tellers, 28:06:42:12.

Also, you have tonsillitis? Woe. Feel better!
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