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I just have to do this meme. It caaalls to me. :D

Rules

1. You can ONLY answer 'Yes' or 'No'.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks—and, believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming. Nothing is exactly as it seems.


There are some of these I desperately want to explain... )
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The first five people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/character from any fandom of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal.

Fandoms: Harry Potter, Twilight, Outlander (first four books only!), Dangerverse, Charmed, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Camp Rock, original, maybe more if I remember. Possibly House, if you don't ask for anything written about Thirteen, Kutner, Taub... because I have no idea what's been happening. So... season 1 through 4, I suppose.

Hmm.

Mar. 12th, 2009 09:31 pm
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You Are An INFJ
The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener with almost infinite patience.
You have complex feelings, and you take great care to express them.

In love, you see relationships as an opportunity to connect and grow.
You enjoy relationships when they are improving and changing. You can't stand stagnation.

At work, you stay motivated and happy... as long as you are working toward a dream you support.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Hardworking, ethical, and helpful

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Manipulative, weak, and unstable

Hmm. I like taking memes like this, because I find that they are often quite accurate. This one, more than a lot of the others, is particularly accurate. The protector? Stubborn? Independent? Complex feelings? Making a great teacher?

Yep, yep, that's me.

(Sorry for the meme, btw; I can't think of anything better to post about.)

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Comment to this post and I will give you 5 things I associate you with, if I haven't already. Then post this in your own journal and elaborate on the subjects given.

I love this meme. It gives me a chance to post and reflect on my life, and also think about how I perceive other people in my life. It's probably one of my favorite memes.

This latest batch is from [livejournal.com profile] wheatear.

Books - I am so glad someone did this, because I think of myself as so much of an intense book lover. Ever since I learned how to read, I have always had a book I was reading, and over the past year, I've read so many amazing books. I just love the way books -- really great books -- transport you to another world, a world where you can just forget about everything that's wrong with your life and just get drawn into a story that just keeps you gripped and turning pages. There is probably not a feeling I love more in the world than that of picking up a book and not being able to put it down, barring the feelings I get when I feel God working, really working, in my life. Reading, to me, is just magical. Books are magical.

Writing - Geez, another passion. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a published author. I don't even remember why now; all I know is that writing is such a huge, encompassing part of my life, and I will never be able to let it go. I just love expressing myself through words, writing stories that touch people, and letting my deepest emotions loose in the world. Writing is magic too. I might not write as much as I could or should, but I love it so much.

Evangelism - My third passion. For not having first pick, [livejournal.com profile] wheatear, you certainly got me pegged with these three!

Evangelism, to me, is so much more than telling people about Christ and asking them to accept him as their savior. It is about being a good example, refuting those stereotypes about Christians ("They are illogical," "They hate gays," "They are old-fashioned," etc., etc., etc.), and following God yourself. It is about showing people what God is doing in your life. It is about being fresh, not stuffy, about your faith, being willing to compromise with liberals and yet never compromise the most important aspects of your life.  It is sometimes about telling, not showing, but more often, you have to express your faith in the ways you know how and let God, not you, bring them to him.

My spiritual gift is evangelism. I want to bring someone to Christ, but I am under no delusions that it is actually me that will bring them to him. I also try to express my faith, but not be pushy about it. Opinions are varied as to how well I succeed, of course.

Applied ethics - Interesting. I do tend to gravitate more toward those topics, such as abortion and gay marriage, instead of other issues. In my life, I do bring my faith into how I view the world and some of the biggest issues facing humanity. I look at things from a moral standard, but at the same time, that does not mean that I am not rational in my judgments.

Biblical morality -  This is such a hard thing for me to articulate. I do subscribe to "Biblical morality," as in, I am an absolutist, believing things are either right or wrong and there is no middle ground to be had. However, believing homosexuality is wrong does not mean I don't believe they deserve the same rights as everyone else does, just as believing murder is wrong doesn't mean that I support the death penalty for murderers. I believe justice is more important than punishing sin -- which is exactly what separates me from the more staunchly conservative folks.

*is not sure if this makes sense*

Ah, well.
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Um, so I said I was going to do this the day I posted the first part, but I just kept procrastinating. At least I'm doing it now.

Christianity was doubled up, though, so I'll do that one last.

First, [livejournal.com profile] greatalexanders:

Thinkyness - I do seem to think a lot, don't I? I guess it just stems from my habit of being alone, for the most part, and reading a lot: thinking just seems to be the way I spend most of my time, and I think about everything. I guess that gives me an interesting perspective on the world and opinions that it seems other people don't share. I don't consider my uniqueness is a bad thing, per se, but on a level, I do, because I mostly tell myself things, not other people. I think, but don't talk.

Maturity - Once again, this is kind of because of my "thinkyness" and my bookish tendencies. I read books teens my age might not normally read, and I have had to grow up faster than perhaps other people my age might've. I get along with people older than me, for the most part, which means I often feel like I act more adult than I am. In ways, I understand when I have to reaccess my beliefs, as I have recently about gay marriage and abortion. I may believe abortion is wrong, for instance, but I understand where a mother-to-be may believe it is necessary.

Of course, I don't consider myself as mature as you all seem to. I'm so often just a silly, huffy little teenage girl.

Pack - Ah, Pack. *sighs* You know, it was great while it lasted. For a while, for two years or so, it felt like family. I learned so much from Anne, Beth, Tim, James, Krish, Yuhan, and Archy. (Do you know that I haven't typed that name in so long, and it still hurts?) We were fun and silly and yet mature and supportive all at the same time. Some of my happiest memories are from Pack, and I'll never regret the time I had with all of you.

However, as a part of me always knew would happen, the magic wore off. I felt increasingly distant from all of you, and CotCS helped with that for a while. But even we eventually ended up growing further apart. Internet friendships, Internet families, are fun, but... they're not enough, they're never enough. Eventually paths separate, and my path separated.

I'm a teenage girl, yearning to take on the world, but I can't do that via a computer screen. There are people I tried to save but couldn't, because the physical barrier between us was too great. So now I turn my attention to the people who I can help, the people I can see and touch and understand.

Youth - Heh, I am really a teenager, honest. I am young, but I don't see that as something that defines me, as it seems everyone else seems to do. I am different from people my age, but similar all at the same time.

And now, [livejournal.com profile] miriammoules:

Intelligent - Blame my bookish tendencies and solitary nature for this one. I read, think, and listen. I pay attention. I try to think things through, and I just want to know things, so intelligence probably stems from that.

Articulate - I have been avidly writing for more than half my life, and my goal is to be a published author, so I need to be able to express my ideas in an eloquent and understandable way. Sometimes I feel that I fail, but I am getting better at expressing my thoughts coherently. I just want to share my opinions eloquently with the world, and I manage to do that, I guess.

Evolving - I'm quite glad you actually mentioned this, because I find myself evolving as well. A year ago, I was reading Ann Coulter and was staunchly conservative, and now I am a somewhat reluctant supporter of Obama and find myself squarely in the middle of the liberal/conservative "war." I used to be pro-life and anti-gay marriage, and to an extent, I still am, but I realize that, in today's society, compromise is necessary. I am learning more about myself and the world around me, and growing into a very opininated female. There are some things I absolutely refuse to compromise, but in most aspects of my life, I am continuing to grow. In all aspects, really.

Boyfriend - Whee. *grin* Yes, I have a boyfriend. He is nice and funny and sensitive and similar to me and he calls me and doesn't seem to mind my shyness and he is amazing so far. We've had two dates, and I want to see him again. Soon.

And for the biggest one of all:

Christian / Christianity - There is nothing more important to me than my faith. Without it, I don't know where I would be. I think what I wrote in my first paper for Grade 9 English expresses this well.

I grew up in a strong Christian home, got saved when I was six, and have been a Christian ever since. Without my faith, I am not sure where I would be. There's nothing that brings a smile to my face more than expressing my faith and letting people know that yes, I am a Christian and yes, I am proud to be one and no, I will not change my beliefs just to fit in with the world. I want to make a difference in this world for Christ. Jesus Christ has brought me through difficult times in my life—such as my parents' separation, my peers trying to force me to do things I don't want to do, and my lack of inspiration when it comes to writing—and without Him, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

I feel His presence through everything I do and feel Him guiding me through my entire life. When it comes to my passion for academics, writing, and reading... do I think it would be there if it weren't for Him? No. Christianity means more to me than I can ever express and if people try to take Him away from me, I'll end up growing ever closer to Him. That's just the way I've found He works.

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There is another meme going around, where you are given five things that remind someone of you, and then you expand/describe/go over those things and why they're important to you.

Now, I'm doing it wrong, because you're supposed to find someone else who also did this meme and ask for the five there, but... it's just more convenient to do it this way, because there are several people who have done this meme over the past couple days.

So, what do you think describes me?

A big explanation post will be coming later today or tomorrow, depending on how many items there are and how busy/lazy I am.
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Meme.

-Describe me in one word- just one single word. Positive or negative.

-Leave your word in a comment, before looking at what words others have used.

-Copy and paste the meme to your journal to find out how people describe you when limited to one word.

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Since I haven't updated for a few days, why not do a meme? My very first analyzing my journal as a whole entry! Other than the whole "Is your journal masculine or feminine?" meme that was going around for a while.

So here goes.

Here's how it works: Go to your LJ calendar. Find the first entry for each month. Copy-paste the first line from the entries next to the corresponding month. That's the year in review, in a nutshell.

My journal only goes back to March, though.

Here are first lines. )

And all this stuff proves... what?

That I am completely boring and I need to get out more. Of course, I already knew this, so...
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I just got back from watching Twilight with my sister.

And it was amazing.

Hands down, it was one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I have ever watched in my life. Robert Pattinson is definitely Edward, and there is no one better for Bella than Kristen Stewart. Hopefully it's not spoiling anything to say that it was absolutely amazing. And it stayed extremely close to the book. So if any of you are leery of watching it because it's not very close to the book, don't be, because it is so close, even taking the best scenes from the book word-for-word.

They're also going to make New Moon into a movie too, which I am incredibly excited about, although it will make me cry.

*squees*  I just adored the movie. Watch it if you haven't already!

--

Bah. Materialism essay due for school tomorrow. While I'm having a bit of fun writing it, writing has been so tedious lately, no clue why, and it's hard to even get 1K out in a day.

But I will.

And, speaking of the essay, would anyone like me to post it here when I'm done with it? I'm toying with the idea, but haven't decided yet, so... if you'd like to read it, speak now (or forever hold your peace).

--

Why not?

Meme:

What has surprised you the most about me (if anything) since joining my flist/"friending me"? Was anything completely unexpected or have I always fit the picture of me you have in your head?

Post this in your own journal and see how you have surprised people!

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I'm curious, what can I say?

Comment anonymously (or not, if you prefer) with:
- one thing you really like about me

- one thing you don't really like about me.
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The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!

I'm mostly writing this for the benefit of my recent new friends who want to know more about me, but if there's anything, anything at all, you want to ask, do so.  I won't bite. :)

(Hard. :P)

(Oh, and if you don't want to post in your LJ, you don't have to.)
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That Personality Test :: Your Results
The latest personality test from ThatSurveySite... now featuring more and better questions than ever!
 
Emotional (51%)[....................]Logical (49%)
Concerned about self (47%)[..........|.........]Concerned about others (53%)
Atheist (12%)[..........||||||||..]Religious (88%)
Loner (49%)[....................]Dependent (51%)
Laid-back (45%)[..........|.........]Driven (55%)
Traditional (58%)[........||..........]Rebel (42%)
Impetuous (47%)[..........|.........]Organized (53%)
Engineering mind (42%)[..........||........]Artistic mind (58%)
Cynical (41%)[..........||........]Idealist (59%)
Follower (66%)[.......|||..........]Leader (34%)
Introverted (52%)[....................]Extroverted (48%)
Conservative (74%)[.....|||||..........]Liberal (26%)
Logical (34%)[..........|||.......]Romantic (66%)
Uninterested (56%)[.........|..........]Sexual (44%)
Insecure (56%)[.........|..........]Confident (44%)
Selective (20%)[..........||||||....]Tolerant (80%)
Pessimistic (35%)[..........|||.......]Optimistic (65%)
Principled (60%)[........||..........]Pragmatic (40%)
Tolerant (47%)[..........|.........]Opinionated (53%)
Humble (20%)[..........||||||....]Elitist (80%)
 
Take the test!

These results are fairly accurate, I'd say. The only things I do not agree with are the "uninterested" and "elitist" portions, because I'm consider myself more humble than elitist. Also, I am interested in a great many things, so... not accurate.

But as a whole, I thought it was one of those fairly accurate tests.
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This time, it's gacked from my newest LJ friend, [livejournal.com profile] wheatear, who is seriously impressing with the comments from some of my earliest entries. :)

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
6. Tag five other people to do the same.

Before I quote, let me just say that I had two books close to me at the time of writing this post, The Battle for the Beginning by John MacArthur and The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. Since I haven't gotten to page 56 of The Battle for the Beginning, I chose The Case for Faith, because I had finished that one.

And, of course The Case for Faith has no page 56 (or at least no page 56 with text on it), so I'll just gack the third closest book, which just happens to be Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Am starting with sentence four to add context.

"If God was prepared to let us off, why on earth did He not do so? And what possible point could there be in punishing an innocent person itself? None at all that I can see, if you are thinking of punishment in the police-court sense. On the other hand, if you think of a debt, there is plenty of point in a person who has some assets paying it on behalf of someone who has not. Or if you take 'paying the penalty', not in the sense of being punished, but in the more general sense of 'standing the racket' or 'footing the bill', then, of course, it is a matter of common experience that, when one person has got himself into a hole, the trouble of getting him out usually falls on a kind friend.

Now what was the sort of 'hole' man had got himself into? He had tried to set up on his own, to behave as if he belonged to himself..."

Now that was long, but you know, I remember the context. And C. S. Lewis is amazing at laying down his main points understandably, even if you might not agree with them.

That is why I love C. S. Lewis.
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I finished His Majesty's Dragon and enjoyed it. A review will probably be coming shortly, probably whenever I can stop being laaaaazy when it comes to LJ things and post. I also went to the library and got the three books I requested, as well as Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. I'm currently reading The Case for Faith, and it's incredibly good.

As for the skit, though... I am panicking a bit now. I only have tomorrow, maybe a bit of Friday, until I have to audition, and I have barely practiced so far. I know what I have to do, but it's just I don't know how. I understand how suicidal people think as best as I can (obviously I can't know exactly how they feel, but I can certainly understand it a bit), and I can write it amazingly (I just wrote a short piece inspired by the movie about suicide we watched in health today), but acting it is just... hard. And it's because of my shell, I know it is, but I can't seem to get out of it.

I promise I will, though. I don't care if I have to practice nonstop tomorrow. I will get the part and I will rock at the auditions. I want to do this so badly.

I'll practice, but in the end, I have to put it in God's hands and hope that he'll pull me through. It's not up to me, after all. I believe it's His will for me to have this part, but I could be wrong. (Of course, I hope I'm not!)

--

Meme.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.

Let's see...

District of Columbia vs. Keller (2008): The Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed.

United States vs. Williams (2008): Federal statute prohibiting the pandering of child pornography was not unconstitutionally overbroad. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed.

Van Orden vs. Perry (2005): A Ten Commandments monument erected on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol did not violate the Establishment Clause, because the monument, when considered in context, conveyed a historic and social meaning rather than an intrusive religious endorsement.

Elk Grove Unified School District vs. Newdow
 (2004): A noncustodial parent did not have standing in federal court to allege that his child's school violated the Establishment Clause by leading students in the recital of the phrase "one nation, under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bush vs. Gore (2000): In the circumstances of this case, any manual recount of votes seeking to meet the December 12 “safe harbor” deadline would be unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Boy Scouts of America vs. Dale (2000): A private organization is allowed, under certain criteria, to exclude a person from membership through their First Amendment right to freedom of association in spite of state antidiscrimination laws.

Santa Fe Independent School District vs. Doe (2000): Student-led, student-initiated prayer at football games violates the Establishment Clause.

Wow, I could just go on and on and on, copying down notable cases, but I'll stop now. Most of the above cases I agree with, but the last one, I don't see why people can't led prayer in schools so long as no one is offended by it.  But that's just me.

And, yes, I did more than one case. But I couldn't help it.
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Basically, here are the rules:

1. If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine ... you're on my list, so I want to know you better. You don't even have to answer all the questions, because some of them are lame (coughfourcough).

2. Comment here with your answers and repost the questionnaire on your own journal if you'd like me to respond to it.

Questions under here. )

Thank you to everyone who responds and, if you repost this, I'll get around to responding to yours as well. :)

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...and of course that means that I have to do it.

The rules are basically the same as they were before (turn on your music playlist, write down the first line of the first... thirty songs that come up on your playlist, excluding instrumentals, songs not in English, songs where the first line is the title of the song, and songs that have been used before, and have people guess which song it is and what artist sang it). The last exclusion I probably won't follow, just because I can't remember the songs I used before, but following the rest will be easy.

Also, since I don't yet have music on this computer, I'm just using LaunchCast, and skipping whenever I come across a song that I wouldn't normally listen to. But anyway, here we go.

Click here for the lyrics! )

And I'm done.

Most of the songs are incredibly easy... but go ahead, guess! A proverbial cookie goes to the person who gets the most right! :-D
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Philosophy Meme )
All right, so I nearly got a headache trying to figure out my answers to those questions, and nearly got a bigger one trying to figure out which philosophies I align with, but from what I managed to discern, it was quite accurate.
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You are a

Social Moderate
(43% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(28% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat

   
 

   
 


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Hehe. Can't believe I actually got pegged as a Democrat. I tend to think of myself as a Republican...

Weird, I wonder how they choose your party.

*goes off to think about that*

callistahogan: (No Greater Love)
I'm sorry, but I can't resist.

1. Randomly pick a song from your music library.
2. Find the lyrics for the first four verses/chorus
3. Go to Google translation and translate the lyrics from English into German.
4. Take the new German lyrics and translate them into French.
5. Take the new French lyrics and translate them into English.
6. Post the NEW English lyrics and have people guess the original song
.

Broken Hearts and last Abschiede
Nights without rest
But the songs sleep aid from the pain
I know, I wish you down
She told that I would be about
I am simply setting up the strength to say

CHORUS
I am unfortunately
For all revolutionaries who promise that I will not keep about
It's all me,
This time it's the last time I ever ask you to remain
But you've already on your way

Filled with sadness, full of pain
When you know that I am responsible
For the release of Your Heart Out in the rain
And I know that your gonna walk away
And let me pay the price
Before you going to say that I wanted

CHORUS REPEAT

Could not force them to live in my own
But if you must go,
So please girls, Leave Me Alone
'Cause I do not want to see
You And Me go our separate ways
I am begging you to stay
If it is not too late

--

I don't really expect any of you to get this, but I would be seriously impressed if you did. :-D

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I just posted, I know, but then I came across a meme that I just had to do. This should be my last post of the day (unless I can commit to finishing about four hundred pages of Middlesex today), though, so it doesn't really count as spamming.

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