96 Tears

Feb. 4th, 2010 05:45 pm

Ok, I'll play. This was the US #1 song the day I was born, which is October 23rd, 1966. Hmmm... Was this a prediction?


Mar. 16th, 2009 11:02 am

In secret temples far from bustling cities and priestly hierarchies, orders of esoteric warriors train their initiates in ancient traditions now forgotten or forbidden by most religious organizations. The champions of these orders are avengers—deadly weapons in the hands of their gods, imbued with divine power through secret rites of initiation. In battle, avengers swear to execute divine vengeance, entering a mental state that gives them unerring focus on a single enemy.

As an avenger, you were trained in a monastery, initiated through secret rites, and imbued with the power to smite your god's foes. You might be a disciple of Ioun, sworn to hunt and exterminate the minions of Vecna until you one day face the Maimed God. You could be an agent of the Raven Queen, bringing death to those who would defy your mistress. Or perhaps you serve Bahamut as an agent of justice, bringing ruin to tyrants and oppressors. The organizations devoted to your god might view you as a heretic or a hero, but you answer only to your god and to the vows you swore upon your initiation as an avenger.

Where will those vows lead you? One thing is certain: Doing the will of your god is never easy and never free of peril.

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Your evil

The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 100 out of 174 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 57%.

The average score is 49%, making your experiences more than 72% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (36-55) is 55%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 6/17 (35%)

Career & Work: 9/13 (69%)

Civics & Technology: 6/7 (86%)

Crime & Disarray: 7/11 (64%)

Education: 7/18 (39%)

Fashion: 8/15 (53%)

Fitness, Health and Sports: 2/7 (29%)

Life in General: 8/14 (57%)

Relationships: 11/14 (79%)

Religion & Politics: 2/4 (50%)

Social: 15/22 (68%)

Travel: 10/20 (50%)

Vices: 9/12 (75%)

Take the test and see how YOU compare
* reply to this post with the word MEME and I will pick six of your icons.
* make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
* other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
* this will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.

Thelemites An image of Aleister Crowley who wrote books central to Thelema.  I find a lot of his followers silly so when I found this I had to grab it for myself.

The Hacker Emblem proposed by ESR.  I still hack on code so this was an appropriate one to make when I talk about that stuff.

 Captain Edward Pellew from the Horatio Hornblower movies.  I like the character and the sentiment in the quote.

 Ahh...  Beef, played by Gerrit Graham.  In the Phantom of the Paradise Phoenix is replaced by Beef as the lead singer of Faust.  This upsets Winslow Leach, the Phantom, who kills Beef by electricity from a gian neon lightning bolt.  Beef has my favorite quote in the whole movie: "I know drug real from real real."

 And here we have Winslow Leach, played by William Findley, after he has been disfigured and become the Phantom that haunts the Paradise Theater.  Winslow is singing part of his cantata about Faust in the theater's studio.

 Jack Davenport as James Norrington from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.  Back to my love of the Age of Sail.
Blame [livejournal.com profile] hollyqueen! ;)

Name: [livejournal.com profile] hollyking
Date: 11/17/2008
Colorgenics Number: 21354607

You are a very sensitive person and you try hard (perhaps a little too hard) to make favourable impressions and to be recognised by your peers. But you have that inherent need to feel appreciated and admired and you are easily hurt if all of your endeavours go by unappreciated or not acknowledged. Stop trying so hard.

You enjoy taking part in anything that may constitute fun and excitement. You need to be stimulated and need to feel that 'Life is worth living' and you are awaiting that stimulation and you don't particularly care where it comes from!

You are a dreamer and you seek perfection in any relationship that you may establish. Some of your ideas and standards are over the top so it may be a good idea to review your perception of life and accept people for what they are - not for what you would like them to be.

You are being unduly influenced by the situation that is all around you. You do not like the feeling of loneliness and whatever it is that seems to separate you from others. You know that life can be wonderful and you are anxious to experience life in all its aspects, to live it to the full. You therefore resent any restriction or limitations that are being imposed on you and you insist on going it alone.

You are trying to build up your own position and you resist all external influences. You insist that you are your own person and you will not tolerate any outside interference. Decisive and proud, you are true managerial material.


Nov. 4th, 2008 11:43 am

Originally uploaded by hollyking
1. Stop talking about politics for just a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

From the right to the left that is the book Clock Repairing as a Hobby, the DVDs Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and the Platinum Edition of Sleeping Beauty (1959). Too bad I have plans to play LEGO Indiana Jones tonight or I would watch the DVDs. ;)

The Armchair Commentary blog posted a list of 10 "must see ghost films" for this Halloween season. So I thought I would turn it into a little meme. Use italics for the ones you've seen and bold for any you own.

10. The Orphanage (2007)
9. The Others (2001)
8. Poltergeist (1982)
7. The Innocents (1961)
6. The Fog (1980) - The remake wasn't nearly as good.
5. House On Haunted Hill (1959) - I love William Castle films. For a better horror film the 1999 remake was better.
4. The Frighteners (1996)
3. Carnival Of Souls (1962)
2. The Haunting (1963) - Hands down this is my pick for the best horror film of all time. No dependence on special effects or gore. Just a solid tale of horror that oozes from Hill House. For the love of anything holy skip the 1999 remake.
1. The Shining (1980) - I like this version and the remake with Steven Weber.

What films would you add to the list?

Thank you for taking the test, and for your interest in state/church separation. Congratulations! You scored 16 correct out of 21!

  • 18 - 21: Wow! First Amendment Scholar
  • 14 - 17: Congratulations! Better informed than most Americans
  • 10 - 13: Passing Grade
  • 6 - 9: Did you attend a parochial school? Try test again.
  • 0 - 5: Are you sure you are not a member of the Religious Right?

You are the 28,090th person to take this test since October 12, 2000. Average score: 12


Jul. 30th, 2008 10:20 am
Only two rules:
You must answer yes or no. You may not explain unless someone asks you to.

Taken a picture naked?

Made money illegally?

Had a one night stand?

Been in a fist fight?

Slept with your best friend?

Had sex in a public place?

Ditched work to have sex?

Slept with a member of the same sex?

Seen someone die?

Ran from the police?

Woke up somewhere and not remember how you got there?

Worn your partners unmentionables?

Fallen asleep at work?

Used toys in the bedroom?

Ran a red light?

Been fired?

Been in a car accident?

Pole danced or done a striptease?

Loved someone you shouldn't?

Sang karaoke?

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

Laughed so hard you peed your pants?

Caught someone having sex?

Kissed a perfect stranger?

Shaved your partner?

Given your private parts a nickname?

Ever gone in public without underwear?

Had sex on a roof top?

Played chicken?

Mooned/flashed someone?

Do you sleep naked?

Blacked out from drinking?

Felt like killing someone?

Had sex more than 5 times in one day?

Been with someone because they were in a band?

Taken 10 shots of liquor in a day?

Shot a gun?

Gone outside naked?
hollyking: (ahead full)

Funny, it should mention the boilers. I see myself as the engineer/navigator on a great steamship. These things don't run themselves you know!

Your result for The Steampunk Style Test...

The Gadgeteer

29% Elegant, 66% Technological, 43% Historical, 52% Adventurous and 14% Playful!

You are the Gadgeteer, the embodiment of steampunk technology. Ironically, many of the things that most define your style are probably too large to easily carry about, but given the opportunity you would prefer to be seen surrounded by boiler engines, gear-driven calculators, and incredible automata. Of all the steampunk fashion styles, you place the greatest emphasis on technological accessories, and you are the most likely to create elaborate gadgets that are as much a part of your outfit as your clothes. You probably have goggles, but unlike most people you consider them to be for more than decoration. Whereas most people might look odd carrying a satchel of tools around, for you they may well be essential. Above all, you remind everyone that what sets the genre apart from Victoriana is simply the level of technology.

Try our other Steampunk test here.

Take The Steampunk Style Test at HelloQuizzy

I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] cheesentoast so here are my responses.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

  1. Pina Colada in a Pint Glass - Gaelic Storm
  2. Sparks of the Tempest - Kansas
  3. Information - The Rainmakers
  4. Stronger - Kanye West
  5. Newborn Race - Aryeon
  6. The Pretender - Foo Fighters
  7. Avanti - Corvus Corax

Who to tag… Who to tag… I don’t know, how about:

From [livejournal.com profile] niac and [livejournal.com profile] dreamingcrow:

Post a New Year's resolution that you think I should do. Then, if you like, post this in your own LJ, and see what resolutions people think you should do. C omments screened...

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
hollyking goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Undertaker (job, not the wrestler).
airlinepilot gives you 6 green raspberry-flavoured pieces of taffy.
amberryn tricks you! You lose 5 pieces of candy!
beaq tricks you! You get a scratched CD.
bountifulpots tricks you! You lose 1 pieces of candy!
burgunder tricks you! You get an eraser.
byrdie tricks you! You get a broken balloon.
cheesentoast gives you 8 milky white cherry-flavoured gumdrops.
christhegeek gives you 6 green lemon-flavoured gummy bats.
cow tricks you! You get a piece of paper.
dreamingcrow gives you 15 light orange grapefruit-flavoured gummy worms.
hollyking ends up with 29 pieces of candy, a scratched CD, an eraser, a broken balloon, and a piece of paper.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

hopson and weston
Originally uploaded by hollyking
[livejournal.com profile] vixish has decided that today is Take Your Mouse to Work Day. So I thought I would join the fun and post my own mouse at work. Hopson (the bunny) has been here with me since he was givent to me last spring (Thanks [livejournal.com profile] loba). Weston (the mouse) was an early birthday gift from [livejournal.com profile] hollyqueen.

WQAD has created a quiz to show you what candidates to vote for. You fill in your stance on various issues and the result ranks the candidates by how close their stance matches yours. Barak Obama was the lead candidate in my mind, but it looks like I'll have to start paying more attention to Dodd.

Chris Dodd
Score: 47
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Line-Item Veto
Death Penalty
Social Security

-- Take the Quiz! --

[livejournal.com profile] cheesentoast tagged me so here you go!

  1. Comment and ask to be tagged!
  2. I will pick THREE of your interests and/or user pics I find odd or nifty!
  3. You post {or comment, as preference strikes}, explaining in detail about the three I chose!

So here are the three she picked for me:

Userpic - IVV logo

The International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) is an international organization composed of national associations and clubs that organizes popular sports (volkssports) events.

I want to get out and get more active so I’ve been browsing the IVV pages for information on how to get started and events in the area.

Interest - tinne

Tinne is the Irish name of the 8th letter of the Ogham alphabet. It is also the word for holly and we all know how much I like Holly. ;)

Interest - Simon Barsinister

Simon Barsinister was my favorite villian from Underdog. There’s a nice statue that was produced to see what he looked like.

Bear Day!

Apr. 24th, 2007 01:21 pm

[livejournal.com profile] cheesentoast and I made up a new meme! Name your own holiday and the traditions that go along with it!

On Bear Day, which is May 2nd, you sleep late in bed to make up for the late night you had in the woods the night before. The day is full of slack by watching movies or playing games. Traditional foods are leftover pizza, bacon, cheese and mouse.

What’s your holiday called and how do people celebrate it?

I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for [livejournal.com profile] hollyking are close by: More results below the cut... )

Created by ciphergoth; hosted by LShift.

TrustFlow II: Who is closest to your friends list?



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