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Via [personal profile] vilakins and [personal profile] feng_shui_house

I Am A: Lawful Neutral Human Druid/Wizard (2nd/2nd Level)
(that is, a nerdy environmentalist)
Full results under cut )
This may explain why, despite considering myself an anti-establishment sort of person, I keep glomming onto Lawful characters and identifying with them massively.
pebblerocker: Mary Bennet frowns: "I should infinitely prefer a book" (I should infinitely prefer a book)
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.

"But I don't like all the sleuthing you do."

(I think you can guess the genre, at least. I have a whole shelf of these, very nearly the whole series, in rather shabby condition.)
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)

You Are a Cartographer

You have a wide range of knowledge and you're very detail oriented.

You have a photographic memory, and you remember places very well.

Like a middle ages cartographer, you're also very adventurous and curious about the world.

In modern times, you would make a good non-fiction writer or scientist. says I'm a Cool High Nerd.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
It's going around at the moment. And I've been to Australia More than Once.
Read more... )
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
I've always wanted to try that Googlism thing, where you type in your name and find out what the internet has to say about you. Trouble is I don't like to tell my real name to everyone on the internet... so we'll go with what I like to call myself instead.

pebble is worth it
pebble is neither very complicated or a mystery
pebble is crammed full of interesting stuff
pebble is one of the greatest picture books yet written
pebble is magic
pebble is no longer visible
pebble is as easy to use as an office printer
pebble is dispatched from rome to gaul
pebble is something else all right

And this year I'm going to keep a list of all the books I read, as I always do, but this time I'll share it with everyone instead of just keeping it in an exercise book. First book I finished this year--though I started it nearly a month ago--was Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff, a King Arthur story. This modern interpretation of King Arthur shows "no knight in shining armour, no Round Table, no many-towered Camelot"; instead, the solitary figure of one great man more real than legend. In this superb twentieth-century novel, Rosemary Sutcliff presents an Arthur shorn of his romantic trappings and seen again as the man he must have been. It was published in 1963; many older historical novels say more about the period when they were written than the period they're set in, but this story was fresh and real and didn't feel at all dated. I loved it.
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
thanks to [ profile] indefatigable42

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? - It'll be paper again this year, but I'm scheming for reusable fabric bags one day. Probably made from nice-looking bits from the remnant bin, and not Christmas themed, that way they'll do for birthdays as well.

2. Real or Artificial tree? - Nana's artificial tree, which is starting to get a bit wobbly where the wire branches get bent in and out every year for storage.

3. When do you put up the tree? - First weekend in December.

4. When do you take the tree down? - Before the hobgoblins get me! Usually after New Year though.

5. Do you like Eggnog? - Never seen it, never heard of anyone who'd had it, and the name makes it sound extremely unappealing.

6. Favorite Gift you received as a child? - The motorbike was a good one. And I always loved getting books.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? - No. My grandmother is religious and has a pretty neat knitted one, with knitted wise men and knitted sheep.

8. Hardest person to buy for? - My father. He has everything he wants, except for things that are way too expensive.

9. Easiest person to buy for? - My mother likes a lot of the same things I do. Actually all the women in my family are very easy to please, because we're all delighted by stationery.

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? - I think one of my brothers gave me some lurid squishy putty stuff, or one of those jellyish sticky balls that slither down a window. Something that feels disgusting and leaves hands smelling of petrol. Not a present I enjoyed, but after he gave it to me he could play with it himself as much as he liked, and that was fine by me.

11. Christmas Cards - Still haven't sent any... got together with the family a while ago and thought up a design and made a stencil and bought some cardboard, but that's as far as it got.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? - I don't think I've ever seen one.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? - Um... next week?

14. Have you ever "recycled" a Christmas present? - Not that I can recall, but I did pass on some earrings for pierced ears that I was given for my birthday.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? - Ooof. So much. All the roast potatoes and pumpkin and kumara and onions, with mountains of peas, and shepherd's pie with gravy, and Christmas pud, all those traditional things that are completely unsuitable to eat on a hot day. And Christmas nuts in the shell, with bits of Brazil nut shell sproinging from the nutcrackers in every direction and getting stuck in the carpet. And pulling the crackers makes it all even better. But I also quite like having a less traditional and more seasonally-appropriate Christmas dinner of several different leafy salads and potato salad and slices of beetroot and things.

16. Clear lights or coloured or both on the tree? - Do they even sell clear lights? And wouldn't that look a bit boring? I have the very cheapest sort of lights with the sharp spiky coloured plastic bits that hurt your hands as you try to untangle them. These days it appears that even the cheapest lights from the Warehouse are wired in parallel, so that one blown bulb won't break the circuit and stop the whole set working.

17. Favorite Christmas Song? - Snoopy's Christmas. Mary's Boy Child, when done by Boney M. I... quite like Cliff Richard at Christmas *blush* singing O Little Town and Mistletoe and Wine.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? - We usually go to my grandmother's place to load up on roast veges and Christmas nuts, but not always on the day.

19. Can you name Santa's Reindeer? - 'Course yes. We always read The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, and it is traditional to laugh at the bit where Saint Nick "turns with a jerk". Hey Santa, who's the jerk?

20. Do you have an Angel or a Star on top of your tree? - An orange and purple origami star. I could only manage four points; maybe I'll make a more sophisticated star for next year.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? - Morning. If you opened them early, what would there be to look forward to on the day apart from eating too much pudding?

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? - Everything happens all at once.

23. Favorite Christmas tradition - I don't really know. Eating too much and wading through discarded wrapping paper all day? Seeing what the Queen has to say this year? I like playing with my new toys and being with my immediate family.

24. Family member you always try to stay away from during the holidays? - To the extent of ringing my grandmother to find out what day he'll be there, so I can arrange to come at another time. And not just at holidays either, I would hate to run into him at any time.

25. Do you attend any actual religious services in celebration? - Once I went to see Handel's Messiah with aforementioned religious grandma, if that counts.


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