book meme

22 Sep 2012 01:31 am
kaigou: (1 buddha ipod)
It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your post.

Most of all, I will admit, I wanted to speak with the Signore without an interpreter, to make firsthand contact with the multitude of thoughts that seemed to be racing through his mind.
kaigou: Jung-In (Kim Jae-Wook) looking very please-no (1 oh dear heavens no)
kifed from [personal profile] taithe:
1. List 10 or more fandom/series you're into
2. Your f-list will guess who's your fav. character(s) in each series

A hint: in any given story, there's a 66% chance my favorite will be a secondary character.
  1. tengen toppen gurren lagann - Viral
  2. spirited away - Haku
  3. mononoke - Kusuri-uri
  4. darker than black - Hei
  5. mushishi - the collector-doctor
  6. ookiku furikabutte - Azusa Hanai
  7. gundam wing - Heero
  8. natsume yuujinchou - Tanuma
  9. seirei no moribito - Balsa
  10. avatar the last airbender - Toph
  11. nurarihyon no mago - Grandpa
  12. fullmetal alchemist - Gen. Olivia Mira Armstrong
  13. kuroshitsuji - the Undertaker
  14. naruto - Neji
  15. kimi ni todoke - Chizuru Yoshida
  16. loveless - Natsuo/Youji (yes, I know, tie)
  17. twelve kingdoms - Enki
  18. no.6 - Nezumi
  19. tactics - Kantarou Ichinomiya
  20. gundam 00 - Haro
...and purely as a bonus for those rare few of you who also watch k-dramas, j-dramas, c-dramas, or tw-dramas but not anime:
  1. material queen (tw) - ChuMan
  2. my girlfriend is a gumiho (k) - MIHO!
  3. nobuta wa produce (j) - AKIRA SHOCK
  4. keizoku spec (j) - Toooooooooooda.
  5. black & white (tw) - Lan Xi Ying
  6. hong gil dong (k) - Hong Gil Dong
  7. bloody monday (j) - Otoya Kujō
  8. dalja's spring (k) - Wee Seon-joo
  9. sungkyunkwan scandal (k) - Gu Yong Ha
  10. boss (j) - BOSS. Of course.
kaigou: (5 flowers on brick)
Those are my bones rifted
and curled, knees to chin,
among the rocks on the beach,
my hands splayed beneath my skull
in the mud. Those are my rib
bones resting like white sticks
wracked on the bank, laid down,
delivered, rubbed clean
by river and snow.

Ethereal as seedless weeds
in dim sun and frost, I see
my own bones translucent as locust
husks, light as spider bones,
as filled with light as lantern
bones when the candle flames.
And I see my bones, facile,
willing, rolling and clacking,
reveling like broken shells
among themselves in a tumbling surf.

I recognize them, no other's,
raggedly patterned and wrought,
peeled as a skeleton of sycamore
against gray skies, stiff as a fallen
spruce. I watch them floating
at night, identical lake slivers
flush against the same star bones
drifting in scattered pieces above.

Everything I assemble, all
the constructions I have rendered
are the metal and dust of my locked
and storied bones. My bald cranium
shines blind as the moon.

Nearing Autobiography, Pattiann Rogers
kaigou: this is what I do, darling (2 dot dot dot)
1. post a list of about 20 books/movies/anime/tv shows/video games/bands [fannish etc.] that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
2. have your f-list guess your favorite character/member from each item.
3. when someone guesses correctly, strike through the item and put the name of your favorite character next to it.

the list, such as it is, and in no particular order )
kaigou: this is what I do, darling (all muses are busy)
I couldn't remember the word-limit on the meme, so I went for "about 1K words characters" or something. (What is that, like 150 words?) Anyway. All current works in progress, mostly, with some on the back burner longer than others.

genderbender urban fantasy )

futuristic with d/s themes* )

futuristic paranormal )

urban fantasy )

historical urban fantasy )

mythic (non)urban fantasy )

alt-history fantasy* )

sub/urban fantasy )

Asterisk indicates a derivative work.
kaigou: this is what I do, darling (Default)
1. Reply that you wish to take part, and I will pick four of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee!

[ profile] recession picked these four:

Icon the first... )

Icon the second... )

Icon the third... )

Ahhhhh, this one has its own entire LEGEND. )
kaigou: this is what I do, darling (aim to misbehave)
It's like taking my request for "more bad guys" and smashing it with the Evil Overlord List adage, "test all plans on a five-year-old." So instead you get a passel of clever, if short, bad guys.


kaigou: this is what I do, darling (love's bitch)
Since for once I decided to play along, I suppose this means now I have to answer [ profile] kythiaranos' questions:

1. What's your favorite place in the world?

Three years ago (and for most of my life), I would've said northern Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachians. But now, I think it's my own home. Perhaps because it's the first time I've had something of my own that I could, at the same time, make become my own. Put my stamp on it.

After this one spot, though, it's still northern Georgia -- and after that, Dunotter.

2. Do you have a specific writing ritual?

Other than daydreaming? Mostly, research, and let things bubble in my head for awhile. But when it comes to the act of writing itself, when I'm ready, I just sit down and write. I have revision rituals, but none for the first draft.

3. What's one great thing about yourself that you wish more people knew?

Okay, I'm stumped. I can't think of anything, honestly; the good stuff, seems to me everyone probably already knows.

4. Who's your favorite artist?

I'll admit this one stumped me even more than #3, because I've never really had a 'favorite' artist, not the kind I'd think K means by this question -- the kind whose work catches your eye, keeps you staring for a long moment, and yet you return to stare again a year later, and again, and always see something new. (Like a favorite album that you've heard a thousand times?) Closest might be certain photographers. Jock Sturges, for his ability to capture the way light moves across skin and sand; Tina Modotti for her luminous mysteriousness; above both, I'd say Lewis Hines. Talk about using technology to create a compassionate bridge between those with nothing and those who can read, write, and afford a newspaper. I've spent hours poring over Hine's reportage-photos, wondering who those people are, whether those children survived another year of such hard labor.

5. What's your favorite food?

I don't think I could narrow it down to just one, but if I absolutely had to, I'd say fried okra. If only I got it more than once a year, le sigh.

Kife it forward.

Seem to recall the way this works is that you leave a favorite quote or poem in my journal, and I'll respond with a mini-interview that you answer in turn in your LJ. Have at it.
kaigou: this is what I do, darling (Default)
Do we have a BIAS, people?

I'm just cranky recently, I suppose. )

However, I feel so much more enlightened now that I'm aware of yet another frickin' religion in the world. Anarchism! Boy. What would I do without the internet to tell me these things.