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07 September 2012 @ 05:50 pm
Under the screaming sky...  
My bike ride today was almost surreal. Fighter plane pilots are apparently training for an airshow, so there was much roaring/zooming of things I could not see, and jet trails of loop-the-loops (where I missed the actual events!) I was hoping to get a better look on the return, but they were done by then. :(

It's been over a year since I last spotted the escapee swan, so must accept that I'm not going to see it again. Makes me sad! I also haven't seen the mutant black tree squirrels this year at all, and the one in the forested spot had had a baby, so I thought for sure one of them would be around. But no...

Happier things: a meme, to test my memory. Or something:

Comment and I will ...

1. Tell you why I friended you. If I remember.
2. Associate you with something.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
8. Tell you that you must post this in your own journal.


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Weesta: Text - weesta - autumn pathweesta on September 8th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
I'll take that meme challenge and leave a comment!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
Because after meeting you at wincon, I knew you were someone I wanted to know!

2. Associate you with something.
Walking challenges!

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Your true and sweet nature, and your love of teaching and your students.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
I remember piling into a booth for lunch with you and other ladies at wincon and just talking about all kinds of things fannish and otherwise.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Wee!Sam&Dean

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
If you could afford to take a summer off from teaching, would you?

7. Tell you my favorite userpic of yours.
The Calvin and Hobbes "hug" one, though I do love the McGonagal one too. :D

(no subject) - weesta on September 8th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
theun4givablestheun4givables on September 8th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Meeee!

...I will post it in my own journal, too...probably, maybe. I'm bad at that. xD
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
Because I enjoyed our discussions about writing!

2. Associate you with something.
Slash. And people on missions of mysterious, possible redemption.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
That you balance family and writing so well.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Two other usernames, probably within the last 6 months! :0

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Easy-- Jazz and Savin.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Do you like fanfic slash as well as original fic slash?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
Your account only has two, and I actually like the other one better!


(no subject) - theun4givables on September 8th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on September 8th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - theun4givables on September 8th, 2012 11:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on September 8th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
:waves:

Ah, cycling. I haven't owned a bike in years :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Cyclinghalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
I'd probably go nuts without my cycling, at this point. Even though I'm usually going over the same routes, it's still so nice to be outside! Spending all my exercise time in the gym is not for me. Even if I DO get to read books there. :0
(no subject) - xo_kizzy_xo on September 8th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
cindy: penguins - the big chill (by rjcardinal)tsuki_no_bara on September 8th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
me! me!

(i'm really going to have to do this one myself now....)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Bad Robothalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
Your awesome comments and love of drabbles!

2. Associate you with something.
Smekday and architecture. And penguins!

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Your unstoppable enthusiasm! Also, you are cute as a button. :)

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
You talking about your enthusiasm for things Boovish, which was when I discovered that you'd been persuaded to read the book!

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Jensen & Jared.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
How many siblings do you have, or is it just the one?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
I do like these penguins, but chibi!Dean with flower is my favorite. :)
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair: downton: mary framelilycobalt on September 8th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
That's too bad that they are not around anymore :(

You can do the meme for me, if you like.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Starry Nighthalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
By mutual agreement, just in the past few weeks!

2. Associate you with something.
Emma Watson. For obvious reasons.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
You hosted this awesome gathering where authors could learn which of their Idol stories others like best. For several, I was able to gush once again over something I'd really liked the first time around, and sometimes give a better sense of why the story was so popular.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Fleeting discussion of Idris Elba, who completely makes that BBC series.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Nothing so far.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Did you (or do you) write Harry Potter fanfic?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
The animated OMG ONOZ one. I'll bet that comes in handy!
(no subject) - lilycobalt on September 9th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on September 8th, 2012 06:41 am (UTC)
ok, me! and, ok. doing it now.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
Your awesome sense of humor. And co-science-geekiness. :D

2. Associate you with something.
Lab fires. ;)

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Smart, funny, AND enthusiastic! What a great combination. :D

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Your (faked-up?) victory jump in front of Stonehenge.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Nope. Not yet.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
But what about coffee?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
I'm going to have to go with the default worm-puppet, because it IS a worm puppet, for crying out loud! Though I did not know about the Pirhana Brothers one before now. ;D

(no subject) - sweeny_todd on September 12th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on September 8th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC)
I'm always so terrible at answering these, but sure. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
Your sense of humor is much like mine, and I love your willingness to be wacky.

2. Associate you with something.
Suitcase explosion courtesy of TSA.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Your openness, and how genuine you are.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
That one time, with the thing. Whoo--tequila!

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Kalen, and of course the gloriously dumb Wes.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Have you always lived in the South?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
I really liked the "vague" one, but I'm going to have to go with Domo on the chopper, because of how bizarrely wonderful that is!
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 on September 11th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
Clair de Lune: still moonlightingclair_de_lune on September 8th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
*raises hand*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
Our mutual love of a certain pairing!

2. Associate you with something.
The phrase, "Blah-blahtages." I don't know if that's even something other French people say, but I love that it exists and that you use it.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Your ability to look at a prompt I find scary (such as, most of the kink meme prompts) and work it into a story that I love!

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
That you actually hate chocolate mousse because of texture issues. :0

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Michael/Lincoln, of course!

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
How is your English so good?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
You have a really hot Lincoln one I don't think I've seen used before, but... I'm going to have to vote for "Flamingo suits." How could I not? :D
(no subject) - clair_de_lune on September 11th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on September 8th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
Do me, baby.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
I believe because of your comments/etc. on witchofthedogs journal. Your sense of humor really grabbed me.

2. Associate you with something.
The phrase, "Couldn't eat a whole one" and all of the random failure stories associated with it. ;)

3. Tell you something I like about you.
That you took the hard road of being a single mom, and have done such a great job of it!

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
That you have the same willpower issues with a can of Pringles that I have with cookies. ;)

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Dean/Faith, unless my memory is completely borked.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Ever thought about moving to one of the bigger cities? Or do you love your part of Scotland too much?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
Hey, what happened to the baby vomiting the flaming car?!?
(no subject) - astrothsknot on September 11th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
Danmuchtooarrogant on September 8th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't done a meme in forever, so, Hi! LOL

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
You were a thoughtful early commenter during Idol, and your sense of humor cracked me up.

2. Associate you with something.
Dogcatraz.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Besides your sense of humor? That you have an awesome family, and that you know it.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Something vague that involves judgmental, psycho neighbor lady and the arrival of irony.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Not so far.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Have you considered a cat?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
I only ever see the default one, but I like it!
(no subject) - muchtooarrogant on September 11th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
heliokleia: SAM IC - ANIM - YES!heliokleia on September 8th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Meme time = me likey!
*bounces exidetly* SMILEY - ANIM - grauer whoo!Smiley, cute
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
Because you are enthusiastic and supportive!

2. Associate you with something.
Krampus. I don't think I even knew about him before, and now... *shudder*

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Your picspams are hilarious, but your loyalty and devotion to your friends really stands out above all.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
That you guilted me into writing an entire story of Dean vs. Bobby Goren. But that it was worth it. ;)

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Michael/Lincoln, of course!

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
How did you pick your username? For the longest time, I thought you were Greek because of the "Helio" (sun) part of it!

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
The Scrat/Piranha one, and that's despite the Rabbids and the Shaun The Sheep ones. :D
(no subject) - heliokleia on September 11th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nodressrehersalnodressrehersal on September 9th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Are you sorry you asked yet? I'll tell you a memory I have of you, and it has stuck with me and causes me to think of you at least half a dozen times a week: the time you gave a big fat thumbs down to the tv show, Flashpoint, and I sprang to its defense.

Over the last week or so, I've been recording 2, 3, 4 in a row on IonTV on any given day, where the reruns of it seem to live. Every time I watch an episode and burst into tears, I think, "Oh man, halfshellvenus should've seen THAT one..." sweetjeezus, I love that show.

Anyhow, if you're not sick of replying, you can do me; if you're sick of it, you can skip me. I won't post it in my own journal though, if that makes a difference. I just can't.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)
Haha! I am sorry I asked!

1. Tell you why I friended you.
Your thoughtful comments and discussion! It was nice to run into another 'grownup' on LJ. :)

2. Associate you with something.
Organizing All The Things.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
I really enjoyed your Idol stories, particulary the one involving driving your parents around and how differently one sees the world at that age.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Giant. Cockroach. Statue.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Nope!

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Is your own home high organized, or is that perspective eaiser from a distance?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
I only ever see this default one, but I really like the baby bunny in the palm of someone's hand. :)
(no subject) - nodressrehersal on September 11th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nodressrehersal on September 12th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
mercurybard on September 9th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
Hi
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
Hi! Glad to see you around more. :)

1. Tell you why I friended you.
It was definitely PB-related, and might have been because I discovered that you wrote that awesome Pope&Michael story (which I think I love far more than you do!)

2. Associate you with something.
You have a person in your life named or nicknamed "Crash," and how many people can say that?


3. Tell you something I like about you.
Your willingness to do life "your way," including the passion you've thrown into being eligible as a foster parent.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
A really touching story about visiting orphans in Uganda.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Michael & Lincoln. And of COURSE, Pope & Michael.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Ever wish your family lived in a different part of the country, so you wouldn't be tied to someplace so politically different from yourself?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
Muse Dumpster Bender. :D
(no subject) - mercurybard on September 12th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
Sallyi_smell_apples on September 14th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
I'm whoring myself out all OVER this meme. I like your addendum to #1 too because yep, that's me ;)