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Seen everywhere. Chances are, you've already got this posted on your own journal.

Your rainbow is strongly shaded orange and violet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate a challenge. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it. Others are amazed at how you don't give up.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.






I think "Others are amazed at how you don't give up," is a euphemism for "Others are frightened by your obsessive behavior."
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So, I took that art/personality test, as seen @ [livejournal.com profile] aikea_guinea's and [livejournal.com profile] liegenschonheit's journals...and it says I am a fan of Renaissance art. But I'm not, actually. What I'm a fan of is the gory ecstasies, over-acted religious agonies, and, in one picture, the apparent use gang hand symbols, yo, by a posse of churchy types whose stiff, marcelled hairdos are at odds with their wildly rippling robes.

If I can pick the images, I'm a fan of ukiyo-e, at least of the choices given.
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So I have been logging in to TSR to see if, well, I couldn't actually log in. When I was banned for filesharing (with 57 days remaining on my account!), logging in brought up a screen that told me I was BANNED and told me what a bad, bad girl I was, and that's what I've been expecting/looking for since both the LDG thing and then the info-sharing non-discussion. Instead, I was able to log in (and download Mira's updates) up through yesterday, which made me rather suspicious of the files (all virus scans were fine, thankfully). Today, however, I can still log in...but there are no download buttons visible to me, either for pay or free items. I can press my nose up against the window glass and dream, but I'll never be able to shop there!

It's a new softer, gentler, and vaguer ban than they've used in the past, and it does feel less...banny. This change in punitive tactics, and its timing, are kind of interesting. Perhaps its because they don't want a lot of negative attention for banning people who don't fawn all over them during a time when they look especially (a)twatty to the community at large. Or maybe it's because my transgression was less important to them since I was merely exhibiting thoughtcrime instead of "stealing."

ETA: I'm still not banned or even fake-NOT-banned, apparently. Seems that TSR are having site issues. I am not the only person suffering from temporarily invisible download buttons per the thread at PMBD.
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Today TSR decided to address the info-sharing issue, though from a funny angle and with omissions aplenty, so lindsaybluth*, AKA me, asked some questions and got some lame answers. I'm just storing screenshots now, is all. I get very worked up about such things - near to puking - so I think I'm done with confrontations for the time being.

screenshots )

What is it we're saving screenshots for, anyway? For the gloating factor? Ah, well, in case there's a real reason for this, they're saved. If anyone who knows what to do with them wants to grab the images, please do so.

*other Arrested Development fans may be amused: I set up a new email for TSR, of course, not expecting gmail to actually allow such a long name, but it DID, and my login/email for the lindsaybluth account is/was selfishcountrymusiclovinlady @ etc., etc.

booky meme

Oct. 4th, 2008 03:16 pm
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] builderjen

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Generation seems to happen without women at all, and there is no hint that blood--"that by which man is animated, and is sustained, and lives," as Isidore tells us elsewhere--could in any fashion be transmitted other than through the male.

But illegitimate descent presents a quite different biology. In his entry on the female genitalia, Isidore argued:

Contrary to this child [one born from a noble father and a plebian mother] is the illegitimate (spurius) child who is born from a noble mother but a plebian father. Likewise illegitimate is the child born from an unknown father, a spouseless mother, just the son of spurious parents.


From Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud by Thomas Laqueur. Obviously, I'm a special kind of nerd. This passage kind of sums the whole thing up, i.e., that the biology of gender and sex is of limited importance as a cultural consideration. The book is also full of anatomical diagrams that show the female reproductive organs as outside-in penises. Interestingly, there was at one time a belief (in Europe, anyway) that if you were an especially advanced woman, you would spontaneously pop out your innards and essentially evolve into a man.
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nicked from [livejournal.com profile] aikea_guinea

Simple idea really, follow these three steps:
1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random - the article you get will be your band's name.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 - the last four words of the last quote will be your album name (you'll need to refresh this page each time you want a new album name).

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ - and the third picture will be your album cover.*

If you aren't allowed to download your flickr pic just view the source and search for 'src="http://farm' and you'll uncover the url. Eg. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2699654347_7bac7e3c01.jpg?v=0

You can photoshop your album cover if you like.

we might actually be as obscure and tortured as we think we are )
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If I've just friended you and you have no idea who I am, you might know me as nixy @ GoS or SimsCave. I've been on LJ for many years, but I decided to start yet another journal mostly just to be able to keep track of all the Sims-related gossip and snark on the comms. Besides site updates, I probably won't post a lot here, unless it's to bitch about how my game won't stop crashing.

Gotta do something about this layout, though...

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