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Thu, Jan. 17th, 2008 04:39 pm

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Your mind's strengths allow you to think ahead of the game — to imagine or anticipate what should come next in just about any situation. Because you're equally skilled in the numerical and verbal universes of the brain, you can draw from multiple sources of information to come up with great ideas. The timelessness of your vision and the balance between your various skills are what make you a Visionary Philosopher.

In addition to your strengths in math and linguistics, you have a knack for matching and anticipating patterns. These skills and your uncanny ability to detect the underlying blueprint of most of life's situations add to your Visionary Philosopher mind. Two philosophers who share the same combination of skills you possess are Plato and Benedict Spinoza. Spinoza had insight into how things worked in the world. He could envision a future based on the patterns he saw in life, and used mathematical logic as a structure within which to present his philosophical arguments. With that base he was able to use logic to formulate his theories. Borrowing from his linguistic strengths he wrote eloquent texts and, therefore, was able to bring his philosophical ideas and structure to the rest of the world. His story exemplifies the talents that are present in the Visionary Philosopher intellectual type.

Whatever you decide to do in life, you've got a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a wide variety of ways. You can expand your mind to understand a situation. Your strong balance of math and verbal skills will help you explain things to others. For example, if you were on an archaeological dig and discovered an object, you could probably use your deductive powers to figure out not only what the object was but also how it was used. Given your ability to put things together, you are more than capable of inventing a life plan that is in synch with your perspective on how things were, how they are, and how they might be one day.


Sat, Jul. 21st, 2007 08:05 pm

I got the book about 11 am this morning delivered from Amazon, having finished re-reading HBP at 4 a.m. last night. reactions and spoilersCollapse )

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Current Mood: exhausted exhausted


Mon, May. 28th, 2007 07:47 pm

*Blows giant cloud of dust off of livejournal*

So I've gotten back into the fanfiction groove again and wrote all weekend. It's fun to write again, even though my fic writing is pretty clunky and out of practice. I wrote like twenty pages over the weekend but only three so far are online-publishable by my standards, and I actually posted on ff.net for the first time in ages. Link here for the curious: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3561669/1/

It's a Gilmore Girls Rory/Jess futurefic, total fluff, rated PG-13. It's funny when I first watched the series on DVD, I didn't think they were OMG OTP!!11!!! at all, but what I love is the possibilities left open and unexplored that makes them the most interesting to think about from a fanfiction perspective.

ETA to fix link

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Current Mood: excited excited


Sat, Mar. 18th, 2006 12:13 am

I'm listening the director's commentary for Pride and Prejudice, the Keira Knightley version, and I just have to say heeee that two ships I've always thought existed to some extent in the book, Mary/Collins and Anne/Colonel Fitzwilliam are the ones the director thinks exists too. Which reminds me that I must re-read this old fanfic: Anne DeBourgh's Diary, a Bridget Jones parody which is one of my favorite Austen fanfics ever.

Current Mood: amused amused


Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006 05:46 pm

I got a livejournal nudge from thena. I'm not sure what this is, but I guess it means I better update. Currently I'm a giant ball of stress procrastinating over my qualifying exam, which is in two weeks and totally freaking me out that I can't get a thing done. I didn't even go home for the holidays because I was sitting around freaking out. :P Not so much the exam as worrying about the exam, which is totally unproductive, has literally sucked the life out of me of recent. So, that's what's going on with me. :P


Sun, Nov. 20th, 2005 02:31 pm

Thoughts on Goblet of Fire, spoilers, obviouslyCollapse )

Current Mood: impressed impressed


Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 11:45 pm

OMG, I just read on TWOP that my favorite TV couple spoilerCollapse ) are going to get back together at least for a few episodes this season, so my shippy heart is very happy and I think I'm going to have to start watching the show again. Couples I ship in fandom tend to A. Never happen or B. Happen and end tragically C. Happen and then just end for no good reason at all except bad writing (IMO). I'm not sure what that says about my view of romance. Hmm.

On another note, I lost my paid account today, but since I hardly ever update anymore I guess it's not really worth it to renew.

Finally, whee! I met sarea_okelani, jade_okelani, and heinous_bitca last weekend, who are all lovely ladies, though Sarea and Jade's mindmelding is a bit eerie. No wonder their writings together are so seamless.

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Current Mood: cheerful cheerful


Sat, Sep. 10th, 2005 07:05 pm

*Blows dust off LJ*
I had a weird dream the other night about Draco and Ginny from Jewel of the Harem by realanise, you know, the one where JotH spoilersCollapse ) Since Anise hasn't updated in a while, I guess my subconscious decided to do it in my dreams. Anyway, my dream Draco figured out Ginny's true identity pretty quickly and D&G carried on a mad secret affair right under Lucius nose, while Ginny kept trying to avoid the elder Malfoy to canoodle with Draco, who was just head-over-heels taken with her. And eventually when Lucius figure out that it wasn't really Pansy that Draco was romancing, D&G elope. And then I woke up.

In other news, woohoo for tomorrow's US Open men's final of Roger Federer and Andre Agassi. I thought this year's Open would be a dud after Andy Roddick lost in the first round *sob*, but the final looks like it'll be a great matchup. Although Federer isn't my favorite player, I adore his game, which is just mindblowingly dominating. I've never been a fan of Agassi (although I was a big fan of the missus, Steffi Graf), always prefered Sampras's style personally, but even my non-fan heart can't help but be warmed by his joy at reaching the Open finals at age 35.

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Current Mood: chipper chipper


Sat, Jul. 16th, 2005 04:58 pm

Ack, I had a whole post written out and then I made the dumb mistake of turning off my pop up blocker so I could preview and lost the whole thing. :*( So behind the cut I'll try again. :P
My thoughts on HBP: Major SpoilersCollapse )

*Zooms off to read the reactions from you all*

Current Mood: satisfied satisfied


Sat, Jul. 9th, 2005 09:37 pm
I admit it, I got another online journal for a new fandom that shall remain nameless, so this one, paid account and all, has been a teensy bit neglected. I still try to catch up on friends list every couple of days here, even though I suck at commenting anymore. Also I'm still reading realanise's various writings, even though I'm too lazy to log in (or can't remember my logins) at schnoogle and dracoandginny.com. I'll definitely be logging in to check everyone reaction to HBP next weekend though. Even though I'm not very fangirly over HP anymore, I'm still going to a midnight release party with a friend at the campus bookstore. Wonder if there's any chance I'll run into maramaitai there.

Anyway, I'm updating now because sarea_okelani has apparently tagged me in some sort of meme, although being out of the loop for so long, I've never done one of these before, so wheee!

Ten Fictional Characters I Would Love Like a Two Dollar Whore, in No Particular OrderCollapse )

So do I have to tag someone now? Um, okay. apple_eyes, thena, and subdereality, if by chance any of you still read my woefully neglected journal. :P

In other news I've absolutely become hooked on the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series in the last couple of days, having devoured one book after another and actually purchasing the latest one in hardback even though in principle I am against purchasing hardback copies of books due to the fact that I am cheap. And I watched the movie this afternoon and loved it as well and will probably get it on DVD when it comes out. Not as funny as The Princess Diaries, but more thoughtful and realistic, in a way.

Current Mood: lonely lonely
Current Music: Rent Soundtrack - Seasons of Love