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Because when it comes down to it I can be very Type-A Alpha-Dog, and that sort of intensity rubs people the wrong way.
jackofallgeeks: (Goofy)
1. Put your MP3 player, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the "next" button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name as your answer no matter how silly it sounds.

Meme. )
jackofallgeeks: (Contemplative)
So, this is kind of a meme, and I've kind of seen it go around before, but ostensibly I'm at the head of this one.

My friend Leslie makes lots of MIX CDs. Her friend (George?) made her a "here's a CD about me" CD a while back, and Leslie just made him one in kind. And she got to thinking, and posed the following to her friends' list: What 16-or-so tracks would be on your mix for yourself?

I've actually done this before. I can't remember who got it, exactly, but somewhere one of my friends has a CD titled "A Little Bit About Me" or something, which is basically talking about who I am, essentially.

Right now? I think I'd sound something like this. )
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So, JackOfAllGeeks, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 1% unique and 22% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 14

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 25% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

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Fun. )
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Bold the places you've been; italicize the places you want to go. From the Forbes magazine list of most-visited places.
The stuff that's bolded *and* italicized, I've been to, but I was small, so I wanna go back :)

Unsurprisingly, I've hit a few. )
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Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?
'Have you ever kissed someone?'
'Missed someone?'
'Told someone you loved them?'
'Drank alcohol?'
Here are 50 questions for the people who are a little more "mature"...

An Adult's Survey )
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[X] Life lessons meme. )

Total total: 23
Total is the age you will be married.

Shit. I have, like, a month to find a girl and get hitched.
Of course, this doesn't make sense. You list a whole bunch of things that are basically *good* to have, and then say that the number you match is how old you'll be when you get married? So a truely mature and well-balanced person gets a score of, like, 42, and a schlub gets 12? What's with that?

Music Meme

Mar. 17th, 2007 11:05 pm
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Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] mmeubiquitous

1. Have your music library ready.
2. Choose one (1) song from your music library whose title starts with the first letter (or number) of your screen name.
3. Repeat this process with each successive letter (or number) in your screen name until you run out of letters (or numbers).
4. Post up your results.

J - "Jabberwocky" by Cruxshadows
A - "Almost Human" by Voltaire
C - "Codemonkey" by Johnathan Coulton
K - "Killer Queen" by Queen
O - "One Child" by Savatage
F - "Further" by VNV Nation
A - "Another Day" by Dream Theatre
L - "Last Comfort" by ThouShaltNot
L - "Lonely Lonely" by Feist
G - "Ground" by Assemblage 23
E - "End of Creation" by Psychecorp
E - "End" by Linkin Park
K - "Kissed by a Rose" by Seal
S - "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche
jackofallgeeks: (Seriously Though)

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about others than concerned about self, more religious than atheist, more loner than dependent, more lazy than workaholic, more traditional than rebel, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more extroverted than introverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are intellectual (80%), religious (80%), romantic (71%).

Punk Rock53%
Old Geezer50%
Life Experience

Your political views would best be described as Libertarian, whom you agree with around 100% of the time.
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Middle Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 24% less than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG.
By the way, your hottness rank is 55%, hotter than 79% of other test takers.

brought to you by thatsurveysite

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1. You say you lack the faith you wish you had. What is it you see missing?
Well, faith in general. Usually I mean faith in God. I believe in God, and that he's up there and has our best interests in mind and all that. But... It comes down to I don't trust that things will work out. If I'm not making it happen, it isn't going to happen. I don't trust that God takes an active hand in our lives. That sort of thing.

More generally, though, it expands to how, really, I can't depend on anyone but me. Not because other people are untrustworthy, or don't have good intentions, but because they often can't or won't act in my favor. If I want a thing, I'm the only one I can depend on to act toward that end. If I don't do it, it won't get done.

2. As wonderful as marriage is, not everyone gets married between the ages of 20 and 22. Why is it you feel like you're running out of time?
Not everyone gets married at all, either, but I don't find that very comforting. It's not so much that I feel I'm running out of time as a combination of two simple facts. First and foremost, I very much live in the present. If it's not happening now, it's not happening. Very much like an infant -- when an infant is hungry, he's always been hungry and always will be hungry. I can be short-sighted like that. Additionally, there's really nothing else I really want out of life. It's not so much that I'm 'off schedule' as it's just I'm not doing what I want to be doing. It could be argued that what I'm doing is setting up the necessary ground work for what I want to do, but that just means it's taking quite a bit more set-up than I expected, which isn't any less frustrating. Never mind the fact that I'm still single...

3. If money were no object, how would you choose to spend your life?
If money were no object, I would live with my wife and children in a large house at a reasonable distance from some town or another such that we could enjoy the fresh air and see stars at night yet still take advantage of such modern amusements as the movie theatre, Quiznos, and Domino's Pizza. I would alternately spend my time reading and writing, and each of those would be alternately about fantasy or fact as the mood struck me. I would continue learning about all sorts of things from number theory to philosophy to history -- yes, I say it again, history. And... I think that would be a pretty nice way to spend my life.

4. Technology is a wonderful thing. However, it seems to be viewed these days as a modern necessity, rather than a modern convenience. Particularly the automobile. How do you think the world would be different had the automobile never been devised?
I think, for one, our populations would not nearly be as centralized, not as interdependent -- the first being a good thing, generally, and the second a bad one. We'd also be physically healthier, in a sense, at least because we would have to walk (or ride some sort of HPV) everywhere, though we'd also all probably be farms of one stripe or another as well. Frankly, I'm not sure the automobile could have *not* been invented; it was really only a matter of time.

5. If you were made chief arbiter and autocrat of Magic: the Gathering R&D, how would you change M:tG?
First and foremost, out with Wrath of God and in with Damnation. By all rights White should be 3rd in creature kill, and Wrath keeps it up there competing with Black and Red where it ought not be. For the sake of brevity I won't address here arguments about what this might do to the role of White in the game, but suffice it to say I think it would be good over-all. I would consider making a lot of planar Chaos standard fair, like the White taxing counters and the aggressive Blue shape shifting, but not all of it -- like Red bounce or Green's mass card draw. I might press to have the frames changed again to match the new Planar Chaos timeshifts, but only because I think they're far more aesthetically pleasing. I'd work to firm up the what's, why's, and how's of what the colors do, but that may now just be a lack of understanding on my part, due to NOT being behind the scenes. They may very well know what the colors are doing and why and how; recent sets have shown they do, and I trust MaRo on that.

(Meme: Request to be interviewed in a comment, and I'll ask you 5 questions, which you then answer in a post on your journal, opening yourself up to give interviews as well.)
jackofallgeeks: (Snakeskin)
1. How and why did you get into the gothicky side of life? (and are you ever going to wear those pants????)
Wow. Uhm, I really don't know. It's just seemed pretty natural to me, I guess, identifying myself with that subculture. There wasn't ever a moment where it was like, "OK, I'm a Goth now!" I think the first time I ever went out to a Goth club of any sort was when you and Jenny took me to Nation to see Cruxshadows (or whenever it was we first went to Nation), but I was already at least knee-deep into things by then.

As for the why? Like I said, it seems only natural to identify with that subculture. I think of the modern Gothic subculture as an extension of the Gothic era of literature, itself a movement of the Romantic era. The Romantics were reacting against The Enlightenment, which reduced everything to logic and reason. Romantic literature focussed on intense emotions like love, hatred, terror, and sadness, with Gothic literature favoring horror heavily. Modern Gothic culture resonated with my own emotions and, I was intrigued to find, has an undercurrent of hope and redemption that I really appreciate. In both modern Gothic culture and Romantic era thinking there is a strain of bucking social norms and doing what you know to be right despite what others might tell you. I appreciate the thread of inner- and outer-conflict, and the dichotomy of the whole thing.

And let's be honest: the cyberpunk, gothpunk, anachropunk, and all the rest of the theming that goes on in Goth culture is just really cool to look at.

As to the parenthetical: which pants? The baggy ones that you made me buy that I wore when you, me, Jenny, Gene, and Josh went out? Or the pleather ones that Leslie got me years and years ago that I went to Con in?

2. If you could have anything as your primary mode of transportation what would it be? why?
There's a part of me that really wants to answer 'motorcycle' to this question; there's something so Romantic about racing down a highway in the pouring rain on a gun-metal motorcycle. There's also a lot of risk and impracticality to having a motorcycle, though, which are the main reasons I'll probably never have one. You can't (easily) go on a trans-state trip on a motorcycle (I can't pack light enough to make that very feasible) and even if you could, you can get really hurt really easily on one of those if you aren't careful.

So I'll stick with my sleek four-door dark blue Volkswagen. With a good engine, nice trunk space, decent stereo, and a heater to make up for driving with the windows down, there's really not a lot more I could ask for.

3. What of your traits do you hope to pass on to your kids, which ones do you hope not to?
I want my kids to be honest, loyal, intelligent, self-confident. I want them to have the right priorities in life (generally, people > career > money). I want them to have a strong system of belief to fall back on, religious, moral, and philosophical. I want them to be sensitive to other people's needs and emotional states. I want them to be able to do what they know is right despite what others might think of them, even when it seems the world is against them.

I don't want to pass on my lack of faith, my fear of emotional pain, my cynicism. I'm afraid, though, that most of that comes from life experiences I won't always be able to protect them from.

4. If you could gain any talent, which would it be? (like drawing, singing, dancing... etc)
Probably singing. I love music, and as it is I really enjoy singing; I imagine that if I was any good at it, I might be less self-conscious about it. Failing that, I'd like to draw. It'd be yet another way of expressing my inner-life, and I'm always looking for more outlets.

5. I know you don't like being single, but being single does have a few advantages, what would you like to do while you aren't "tied down"?
Actually, I'm not sure I even look at it that way. I mean, yeah, there are advantages to being single, and it's nice being (generally) accountable for no one but yourself. At the same time, a wife, even children, aren't the things I envision "tying me down." The sort of things I want to do -- learning skills and studying different subjects and seeing the world -- are the sort of things that are indifferent to or even made better by having someone else to share it with. Yeah, seeing Europe would be nice, but traveling alone would almost be depressing. What I expect to tie me down are a mortgage and a solid job and bills, and I expect to have most of those in a rather short time, wife or no.

(Meme: Request to be interviewed in a comment, and I'll ask you 5 questions, which you then answer in a post on your journal, opening yourself up to give interviews as well.)


Mar. 2nd, 2007 03:29 pm
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You scored as Neo, the "One". Neo is the computer hacker-turned-Messiah of the Matrix. He leads a small group of human rebels against the technology that controls them. Neo doubts his ability to lead but doesn't want to disappoint his friends. His goal is for a world where all men know the Truth and are free from the bonds of the Matrix.

Neo, the "One"


Batman, the Dark Knight


Captain Jack Sparrow


The Terminator


The Amazing Spider-Man


William Wallace




Indiana Jones


Lara Croft


James Bond, Agent 007


El Zorro


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
created with QuizFarm.com
jackofallgeeks: (Seriously Though)
Same as the other two. Whee.

1. What time do you usually get up in the morning? What time do you like to get up in the morning?
Answer )

2. What tickles you most about life right now?
Answer )

3. We all have comfort foods, but do you have any other emotional security blankets? Books, movies, songs, places, objects that you pull out from time to time when you're feeling low?
Answer )

4. Do you put any stock into metaphysics and/or the paranormal? Why or why not?
Answer )

5. Do you have any more or less useless talents?
Answer )
jackofallgeeks: (Deep)
More interview meme. As before, you can comment here if you want me to ask you questions, but you only get one shot; you don't get 5 more questions if you comment here AND on the last post.

1. Would you vote for an atheist for president? (In some sort of reasonable situation - i.e., s/he had political views that you otherwise liked better than the opposition's, but it's not a silly sort of contest like "atheist vs. Hitler!")
Answer )

2. See. I got both subjects out of the way in question 1. Anyway... have you ever considered doing missionary work?
Answer )

3. If you could change one thing about human nature, what would it be?
Answer )

4. Aside from religious texts, what book has had the most influence on the way you live your life?
Answer )

5. If you were designing the universe from scratch, what do you think would be the most appropriate fate for human beings after death? (E.g.: reincarnation according to their deeds? Eternal reward and/or punishment? Judged according to some set of standards - which? One-ness with the divine? Etc.)
Answer )
jackofallgeeks: (Enamoured)
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate!
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1. Actually I have a question I've always wanted to ask you: When we hang out you're always pretty cheerful and seem to be in a good mood, but many of your journal entries seem to be pretty somber. Why do you think (that I perceive) there is such a discrepancy?
Answer )

2. I know you haven't done a great deal of gaming, despite your appreciation for it, but what would you say is your favorite aspect of it?
Answer )

3. Do you think coding using the visual tools (with the pretty icons and drop-down tree) is a handicap to coders? Or are they just useful tools as long as you understand the code behind them?
Answer )

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be (removing things that might tie you down like family, friends, etc)?
Answer )

5. You have a lot of Trigun icons. Is that your favorite anime? If so, why? If not, what's your favorite and why?
Answer )

Word Games

Feb. 17th, 2007 02:06 pm
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Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] jasmydae

If you want to play, please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me. It can only be one word. No more.

Then copy and paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you.


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