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If you say three, mister, you won't hear the man count ten.

Posted on 2006.29.11 at 17:54
where am I: I've been in my room way too long
How I feel about it all: geekygeeky
Soundtrack: none, Cuthbert's acting up again *restarts*
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First of all, GIP!.


Did I mention that everyone and their dog should see The Quiet Man? Of course I did. *g* It's a gem, completely. Maureen O'Hara was at her most beautiful, and her voice with its lovely accent is captivating. She plays the feisty Mary Kate so incredibly, guh. She's gorgeous. And I am so very much NOT a John Wayne fan, but I love him in this. The fact that he took a fifty percent pay cut makes me feel just a little better about him, despite his ultra right-wingedness.

And anyway, I can't help but love this film, because it was programmed into my brain at a very young age (it's my mum's favourite movie, I mean, she actually recorded the sound from it when it was on television and would play the audiotape over and over and over). I'll always be grateful that it was, especially because despite all its stereotyped quaintisms (is that a word?) it started me on my lifelong love for Ireland and Irish history. Probably one of the reasons I was so drawn to Cape Breton is because it looks a lot like Western Ireland, which is one of the other most gorgeous places on the planet.

I found the best analysis of the film I've ever seen. Well, okay, I've never actually seen a serious analysis. I didn't know they existed. Yay for film studies essays by geeky English professors. Someone talk me out of ordering Poetry and ideology in Revolutionary Connecticut, okay?

Oh, and speaking of books, In other news, I'm almost finished reading Michael Adams' Fire and Ice (which if for nothing else, is worth reading because it contains the phrase "America being America").

I really like it; it makes me Think About Stuff, which is the goal of any good nonfiction (and hey, fiction!) writer. Someday I'll write my own essay on the questionable wisdom of sticking "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" into a national document and how E Pluribus Unum can be interpreted in ways that are threatening to individual cultures in America. I'll probably post it here; feel free to skip it if you don't want to be bored. :) The downside is that the guy comes across as a little biased; Michael Adams/Canada is a bit of a dysfunctional ship, IMO, but the stats done by his research group seem accurate.

Um. Oh, yeah, the point. I took the social values survey (I think this was used for his first book, Sex in the Snow) and I also took the Fire and Ice survey.

The social values survey says I'm in the Autonomous Rebels group (definition here). Yay, I'm in the same club as John Lennon, MLK and David Suzuki, go me.

The Fire and Ice survey says I'm in the Idealism and Autonomy quadrant (definition here).

Fire and Ice says that the Idealism and Idealism and Autonomy quadrant is where most Canadians fall. It also says that New England is closest to Canada in its place on the sociocultural map, so I guess it's a pretty accurate description, me being from New England, and all.

There's a very interesting interview with Michael Adams here. It's not great quality, but definitely worth it. Ignore the guy in the intro; sai Adams is much more eloquent. One of the things he says is that "America has gone from being the first among equals to merely the first." Gotta agree with him there. I hope it'll change, and soon. Michael Adams doesn't think so, and he's the statistician, not me, but still. *hopes* He also says that there's a general trend toward nihilism in the US and that the Conservative movement is an attempt to reverse it. God, I hope not.


Oh, and one more thing, and I just know I'm gonna be sorry for this:

A meme from alfirin_kirinki:

If my LJ/life were a fandom...

a. Who would people ship me with?
b. Who would be my arch-nemesis?
c. What would a Mary Sue in my fandom be like?
d. When or how did I/will I jump the shark?
e. Write a one sentence summary of the story that would win the Best Fanfic Award in my fandom.
f. What would a typical badfic involve?
g. Who would be the BNFs in my fandom?
h. Why would my fandom end up on fandom_wank?


Okay, time to get dressed and go to dinner with my Oldest Child.

Comments:


Band2-Mathematiker
missapocalyptic at 2006-11-29 23:51 (UTC) ()
a) There'd be a big shipping war. On the one hand the Primroseburrows/Llassah shippers, on the other hand Primroseburrows/Starflowers OTP'ler. And then there are the sinister, perverted RPF-ler, who'd write nasty stories about any variation of the primroseburrows/Canada/Paul Gross/Consonant foursome.

b) readable black-on-white journals No, this wasn't a hint at your blurry-eyes-and-headache-inducing journal layout. Not at all.

c) She would be a bouncing virgin called Schneewittchen de la Fay.

d)For a persistant group of Mary Sue writers you will always be the centre of the universe.

e)Primroseburrows/Missapocalyptic-Crossover, NC-17, f/f, m/m, f/m, multiple orgasms pairings, voice porn: The two heroines get hired by the Stratford theatre and have to organize a series of music/comedy/poetry-events. Literature and Sex ensues.

f) "Primroseburrows meets Young phycisist and Professor for BritLit Schnewittchen de la Fay (virgin, big breasts), whose ingenious ideas help her stage "Phantom of the Opera" in Stratford. But will Schneewittchen manage to free PBR's co-star, the handsomeandsmartbutdepressedartist Paul Gross from the claws of his schemingcruelwifewhohadplasticsurgery Martha Burns and ensure that True Love wins?"

g) Canada

h) It wouldn't.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-30 00:14 (UTC) ()
a. I would never be able to split up the OTP that is Paul/Canada, so all of the RPF would be pure speculation.

b. I'd be willing to make the type a different colour, but I like my black background. Of course now I feel guilty. It's tough being Fraser's fake!twin sister. Er. That is, Fraser's fake, and I'm not, but...oh, you know what I mean.

c. What does she look like?

d. I can be the Mary Sue in my own fandom! Yes!!

e. I want to read this one. That's the one where Rufus decides that yes, he's still gay, but for me he'll make an exception, right? And all the men wear eyeliner?

f. That one must be badfic, because Martha is ohsohotandtalentedanddoesn'tneedplasticsurgery and I love her. It's cruel fate, but True Love actually won eighteen years ago. I like the Phantom of the Opera idea, yes I do. *thinks about it some more* Oh, yes.

g. Woah. My BNFs prove Size Does Matter.

h. Oh, thank god.

Band2-Mathematiker
missapocalyptic at 2006-11-30 00:28 (UTC) ()
a) Of course it is. Never liked those RPF-lers anyway *coughs*

b) Hehe. *gets extra points in how-to-manipulate-people-class* Actually it's not so bad, because I read most of your posts on my friends-list in my colours. So no hard feelings there.

d) "Schneewittchen" is the German name for "Snow White", so go figure.

e) Hey, how didya know? O.o

f) That one must be badfic, because Martha is ohsohotandtalentedanddoesn'tneedplasticsurgery and I love her. It's cruel fate, but True Love actually won eighteen years ago.

So true, my dear. It annoys me a little that I can't have the "outtamywaybitch"-attitude, say, Dean McDermott fans have, because... they're such a romantic, fucking perfect OTP. *cries*

g)And that's the moral I wanted to get across ;)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-30 03:13 (UTC) ()
Actually it's not so bad, because I read most of your posts on my friends-list in my colours. So no hard feelings there.

Well, that's good because I was completely going to get all pissy and defriend you for mocking my layout. Erm. Or not. :)

they're such a romantic, fucking perfect OTP. *cries*

They SO are. They're fecking adorable. I mean, look at this and just try not to say "awww":




the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2006-11-30 04:44 (UTC) ()
Duh. They'd ship you with me, starshine.

Arch-nemesis would either be ACOG or AAP. AAP only because they don't strongly condemn circ.

A Mary Sue would be the Perfect Waldorf Doll And Gnome Making Mother.

You'd jump the shark when your son posted a video of himself singing Britney Spears in German. Wait, no, that's already happened. ;)

"In a tale that incorporates both audio and visual elements, the author truly has us buy into the AU that is Midnight Train to Georgia."

Badfic = being a crusading detective-midwife in Cape Breton.

BNFs. Hmm. Me. Duh. The rest of your wives. We have to have some priveleges.

Because Jess & I would have a fight over you, naturally. It would involve both of us going to extreme lengths to contact our absentee wives.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-30 04:56 (UTC) ()
Of course they would.

ACOG, definitely.

I think I know someone like that.

OMG I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS OMGOMGOMG

Ooh, trains. Is there sex?

I don't want to be a detective, not even in Cape Breton

Well, of course you. And them.

I could just pick both of you. I'm inclusive like that. :)



the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2006-11-30 13:49 (UTC) ()
How could you have missed it?? I was laughing. Hysterically.

That's why it would be badfic, see.


You going t o be around tonight? I need a beta!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-30 18:38 (UTC) ()
I should, later on. I promised myself I wouldn't until I got at least one thing done on my list, but this should happen, so, um. Most likely?
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2006-12-01 03:15 (UTC) ()
*waits*

*most patiently*

;)
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