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So, yeah.
thaliontholwen asked me to describe six of my interests. If you want to play this meme, leave a comment and I will pick six of your interests to describe. It will be fun.

I don't know when the chickens thing started, but somewhere along the way, I decided to start informing everyone that I liked chickens. I'm not even sure I do like chickens, but I like liking chickens. I like fancy show chickens. I like their feathers and their gobblers. My mother collects chickens. We have many of them. Or we did, before everything we owned went into storage. Not live chickens, mostly chicken pitchers. But I like chickens. I also like giant invisible chickens, which I have for a very long time championed as the solution to the energy crisis. Chickens are also good a la Francese.

Minchiate, I have been told, is "bullshit" in Italian. It is also a card game very close to the card game we call "bullshit." The difference is that Minchiate is played with a 94-card deck that is very similar to a Tarot-deck-plus-zodiac-signs. I have a Minchiate deck, and I kind of like the whole concept of Minchiate as the name for a deck with supposedly predictive qualities.

neil gaiman
Sandman was one of the first comic series I got really into in high school. It played a major role in my formative years and it is through Sandman that I really started to understand the idea of stories as an entity and the relationship between forces of authorship and stories themselves. I read Black Orchid in college, thanks to cinediva and at the same time I worked at DC Comics and got to work on Stardust and Dreamhunters. So a lot of Neil Gaiman's work has played a major role in my life. When I finally read American Gods-- I'd never read one of his novels before-- I was totally blown away and it gave me the wherewithal to sit down and write my book. It, along with the Dark Tower series, inspired me to think of my role as an American who writes fantasy, and not just an author who writes fantasy, and how to use that to my advantage in my writing.

This really started when I was eight or nine. The video game, King's Quest III came out right when we got our first home computer, and part of the game involved Alexander commandeering the red-sailed pirate ship, the Euryale. Yes, you read that right. This was around the same time that The Princess Bride came out, and I taught myself how to stagefight by watching it and rehearsing the fencing scenes over and over,. When I was eleven, I went to some family friends' for Thanksgiving, and they introduced me to Sid Meier's Pirates game. This game changed a lot of my interests at that tender age. For some reason, I decided that I was the reincarnation of Sir Francis Drake, and for a while in seventh grade (12 now), I dressed like him. Or like what Errol Flynn wore in the Seahawk. Anyway, I also did this thing where I decided I wanted to live the pirate life. And this involved stripping all the wallpaper off my walls, moving my furniture out of my bedroom, and insisting I get a hammock for a bed. My parents allowed me to replace my furniture with bare-bones stuff that looked like crates and canvas curtains that looked like sails, but they said no to the hammock. Anyway, I never entirely grew out of this phase.

richard iii
"I am not made of stone." Sorry, guys. That's all you get for this one. One of my favorite Shakespeare characters and I am such a Yorkist at heart.

the plague wall
There is a wall in Siena that sort of butts out from the Duomo but that was never completed. It was meant to be another section of the church because they were attempting to compete with the Florentine Duomo. But then the plague came, the money ran out, and the addition to the Duomo was never completed. This was an inspiration for a fictional city in a story I never completed, and it is one of the most lovely sights I have seen in my life. I highly romanticize it in my head.

I'm unemployed for real.

I'm less bummed than I was on Friday, I'm just having trouble sleeping. I am not really sure what to do next except that I need to clean my apartment and for once I might actually manage to do it and keep it clean. Srsly. If I stay up any longer I might go on a cleaning bender right now. This may be how I spend tomorrow.

I have finished more of the iconzes but I want to wait and post a bunch at once.

Dave bought me mac and cheese. It was seriously some of the best mac and cheese.

My belly is getting paunchy. This has never happened to be before. Perhaps I am preparing to be thirty? I need to figure out what to do about this. It may involve cutting the soda back out of my diet and eating more green vegetables. And not frying quite so much bacon.

I had a dream last night about two-legged goats that were descended from My Little Ponies. There was also something in it where these three people took a train to some town in the middle of nowhere and once they got there they got told that the return trip would be $900 per person, wtf.

I need work.

I need to sleep.

I need to make my lj post more coherent, I feel like I'm floating from topic to topic right now.

I like berries.

There are a lot of things I want to discuss in livejournal. Some of them I can't quite bring to discuss. Some of them I feel petty or self-serving or attention-deprived to post about. Some of them are questions I don't know the answer to. I need to make goals for myself, whether or not I'm working. These goals may or may not involve wontons. And no, I'm not saying that because I'm delirious. They really may involve wontons.

We had nostalgia!chat tonight. It made me really happy. Between seori, sorcerorsock and all the people in the chat, this night was a lot better than it could be.

No House spoilers, but I loved old!guy, didn't you? I know you did. And Kumar. Kal Penn is essentially playing Kumar.

That is all for now. Many thoughts.

I meant to go to bed an hour and a half ago! Good night!

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1. i want to play! but i have no lj interests.

2. house is downloaded, but it's 3am so i'm watching it tomorrow. i semi-accidentally read spoilers (through some news article that was on season 3) so i half know what happens, but i'm still excited to watch it.

1) Oh, you, you and your cruel, cruel paradoxes. Make some up, yo! Or I will make some up, even if you're not interested in them!

2) It was a good ep! I am pleased with how it is turning out so far this season. I hated last season. Yeah.

*HUG* I'm sorry about your job. :( Best of luck with finding something!

I'm up for the interests meme.

I wish you were still on the East Coast so we could hang out in all my new free time!

algonquin round table
bittersweet endings
gavin friday
rumic theater
sugar sugar rune

How much did I want one of the prospectives to step up and say "she's another one of the interviewees. We're roleplaying that we have to deal with a difficult patient" when Cutty was all "who is she"?

Seriously! Score some underhanded bastard points with the man!

Oh man, that would have been brilliant. That totally sounds like that kind of thing Chase or Cameron would have done if they had a reason to want to keep Cuddy from finding out.

I have interests! You have questions?

If you ever want to talk about stuff outside livejournal, I'm here.

I know. I'm talking more about things that I want to write long, musing posts about for the purpose of putting down all my thoughts about things, not things I need to bounce off another person. You know what I mean? It's mostly stuff you already know.

Archetype Cafe
Arthur Ransome
Echo's Children
False Dichotomies
Melted Chocolate
Stephanie Brown

Unemployment sucks. I would be the worst housewife ever.

I think my interests are pretty straightforward, but I could be surprised.

So would I, seriously. The plan was to find a housekeeper, but I can't do that till I have a new job.

And it's cool even to see people describe interests that you already know. Some of the questions I had the most fun answering were ones that were for pretty widespread interests.

Being Me
Colored Lab Coats
Depa Billaba
Social Distortion
Susan Calvin

Duuuuude. You worked for DC? No wonder you know so much about it! OMG, if you didn't rock hardcore before, you really do now.

*hugs* about the unemployment. Hopefully you'll find another job soooon.

And I have interests, so you can pick 'em.

Hahaha, I only worked there for a summer as an internship. It was not a job I liked at all-- so much in-fighting it made me really uncomfortable. But I did get to work on some cool stuff.

Anathema Device
Estella Bolger
Freedom of Speech
The Dichotomy of Good and Evil

aw, man. Unemployment sucks. I have total sympathy, especially since Phil is going through that probably-losing-his-job phase that you seemed to be dealing with a few weeks ago. :(

however, I'm also sure that someone with your skills and personality will be able to land something soon. I'm definitely rooting for you!!

also, I'll do the interest meme! yeah yeah!

Being a terrible chef
Catching fish the size of my leg
Evil Masterminds in Training
Napping in the Sun
Secret Projects
Translated Literature

I don't know how much I believe in astrology, but I heard the other day that aparently right now is a good time for new beginings, so, who knows? This might be that Jungian thing about having to go through the clearing out of everything before enteirn the red world.

Also, I'd be interested in being interest listed.

That is kind of cool.
In the meantime, my schedule is pretty free if you want to hang out :-P


Breathing Underwater
Instant Pleasure
Maleguena Salerosa
Rose of my Heart
Sweet's Mill
The Tenth Kingdom

i really love your icon. hornblower is one of my favourite series ever. :)

old doctor that is not a doctor! it's jacob carter from stargate: sg-1 :)
i like him. i hope he stays.

I want to play the interest meme!

Being Tomboyish
Historical Ruins
Mr. Kronstain
Pizza (European)
Sock Puppets

I want to play interest meme! I haven't updated mine in a realy long time!

Cannon Beach
Joint Snapping
Sock Expression
Weird Families

pick some interests, please!

your pirate story is adorable. i think if we'd been kids together, we would have gotten along really well, except i wanted to re-do my room like a log cabin.

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