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...but this LOLCAT is definitely one I want an actual motivational poster of: Success: It can lead to fail.
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Not only was I rickrolled in my dream - which was vivid, at least partially lucid, and is now completely forgotten - but when I woke up the damned song was still in my head.

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I am utterly blaming [livejournal.com profile] suzylou for this, and I am reserving the right to invent completely random (but plausible) stuff up to fulfill the requirements.

Comment and I will...
1) Tell you why I friended you
2) Associate you with a song or film
3) Tell a random fact about you
4) Tell a first memory of you
5) Associate you with a character/pairing
6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you
7) Show my favourite userpic of yours
8) In retort, you must spread this disease in your LJ
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I tried that "which celebrity do you look like" website that's doing the rounds.

7 of the 10 matches it came up with were female.
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Since I've been told so frequently that I sound American, I figured I'd have to try out that damned test that's been doing the rounds. The result:
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.
Anyone who's heard me attempt to say "fugettaboutit" can laugh now.
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"Resistance is futile"

"You have no chance to survive make your time"

"You have to surrender. ... There is no point in resisting."
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More from the office bot:
<waider> badgers badgers badgers
<abusebot> mushroom mushroom
<waider> badgers badgers badgers
<abusebot> mushroom mushroom
<waider> badgers badgers badgers
<abusebot> argh snake argh snake snake oooooh it's a snake
It's actually random with a 3:1 bias in favour of mushrooms, so it's kinda neat that it didn't go straight for the snake.


Nov. 26th, 2004 09:32 pm
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Due to an old anecdote from [livejournal.com profile] wisn and my inability to leave a, er, dead horse1 alone, people in my immediate circle understand that if they ask a general question of the "does anyone want anything from the shop" nature they will be asked to get a pony.

[livejournal.com profile] rysmiel, however, does not want a pony.

It's amazing what turns up when you follow links through livejournal.

1. I swear the pun wasn't intended, ok?


Nov. 26th, 2004 12:37 am
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My livejournal is subtitled "just this guy, y'know", with all due respect to DNA, because at some point either I or some one of my college friends decided that it fit me.
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But I'll let this one ride, if for no other reason than I glommed it off one of my favourite people.

My journal is called _____ because _____.
My subtitle is _____ because _____.
My friends page is called _____ because _____.
My username is ____ because _____.
My default userpic is _____ because_____.

My journal is called "Yeah yeah. That Waider." because it seems like an appropriate answer to the obvious question. My subtitle is blank because to be honest I'd no idea you could set one. My friends page is called "They're Not Friends, Just People Who Can't Get Away From Me" because some days it feels like the truth. My username is waider because Motorola gave it to me in 1992 and I've become rather attached to it. My default userpic is Southpark-Waider because it's a reasonably recognisable rendition of me without being an actual photo.
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My folks just sent me a link to the Subservient Chicken.
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I think about the only part I could plausibly get away with it the "you've not been where I've been" bit: my hometown, Youghal, probably counts for pretty much everyone except that I can't recall if [livejournal.com profile] suzylou got to visit. If she did, I can still grab a fistfull of names that I figure most of my friendslist couldn't pronounce, much less count among places they've visited: Gougane Barra or Drogheda, for example. And that's without resorting to native names, such as Baile Átha Cliath (that's Dublin), or Mainister Fhear Maí, or Béal Atha Na Slúagh... the joys of living in an Anglicised land and all that.


Jul. 29th, 2004 10:59 am
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I was going to participate in the usericon meme, but, well, I've got 4 icons and three of them are built with the South Park Portrait Toy (which I think I have a copy of on my hard drive somewhere) so there's not a lot to say about the icons except that the basic South Park one is actually surprisingly recognisable. The leftover is a crop from a photo taken at my graduation, which I imagine the keyword gave away anyway.


Mar. 18th, 2004 12:23 pm
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The thing about the name meme that's doing the rounds is that I've pretty much had it covered for years.
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I was discussing the book meme with Lockhart over the weekend, and came to the following conclusions:
  • I can't remember much of what I read 20 years ago. I can name three books that I know I read before I was 12 - Islands in the Sky (thanks, Lock!), The Alligator and his Uncle Tooth, and The Hobbit - but I was a member of a book club, and we had a fairly crammed bookshelf in the school, and my dad is a marginally less avid reader than I am, so I've always had a slew of books available to me for as long as I can remember, but I can't recall the individual titles.
  • I don't think I've ever really been shocked by a book. Some of Robert Anton Wilson's stuff opened my head a bit more than I expected, and Zen and the Art... had a pretty big effect on me, but I read The Wasp Factory and American Psycho, to name but two, without blinking, so to speak.
  • I'll read pretty much anything. I have a small stack of books on my pile at the moment that I've been reading for at least a year now; Burrough's The Soft Machine, a miserable sociology book called The Hacker Ethic, a Baudrillard title, and a book on the workings of the brain, all of which have stalled for various reasons. But I've always finished books, no matter how long it's taken - Godel, Escher, Bach took me two years, and I've never reread it fully - and no matter how distasteful I find the books I'll stick with 'em until I'm done.
  • My current sense for what I like in a book is pretty much the same as it was 20 years ago, with a single exception: P.J.O'Rourke's Holidays in Hell made me laugh in 1992, and disgusted me several years later with its parochialism. And that was before I started following American politics.
And that's all the memery you're getting.


Jan. 8th, 2004 11:03 am
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I did promise to do this. )
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Participating only as much as I feel like...

What is the meaning of your LJ user name?

Well, duh. For the record, the origin, which would have been a better question, is Motorola's username policy in the Cork office. Before that I had a wild assortment of pseudonyms for use on computer systems. Some people don't quite get the fact that I sign off informal emails with my username, and thus refer to me as Ronan Waider. Some people who Should Know Better have done this, too.

What 3 LJ friends have you known longest?

Honestly, very hard to say. I met the bulk of my friendslist in New Mexico in 1995 at the extravaganza that was HOTT.BOB. I've known odaiwai since childhood, as he's a cousin. I think eejitalmuppet is probably the one I first met in person.

Do you have LJ friends you've never met in real life?

Indeed I do.

Do you have friends you met first on LJ, then in real life?

Nope, not yet anyway. Currently I'd have to visit San Francisco (again), New York, or New Orleans (I'm refusing to count mistersleepless) for that to happen. Most of my friends list were known to me online before real life, though.

Does it hurt your feelings when someone unfriends you?

Not in the slightest, nor should it. The loading of the mechanism with the word "friend" is the stupidest thing about it; slightly less stupid is the lack of an easy way of differing between "people I'd like to read about" and "people I'd like to see the things I consider semi-private".

What would make you unfriend someone?

I'll quote pobig on this one: "Being boring, annoying, or lame.". Although that's a little more harsh than I intend; basically if I find that I'm skipping posts a lot, I'll just punt that user off my friends list. The whole point of the list is a page that's of interest to me. And I'm quite unfair about it; I am frequently terrifically bored with other peoples' daily whining, while indulging in my own share of same with gusto. Bottom line is that if you take my unfriending personally, you do really need to seek some help - either with your life, or your writing, or both.

Do you discuss personal information in your LJ?

Yes, but if they're sufficiently personal I make them friends-only. I've made a single private post, which I recategorised friends-only once I'd edited it - I'd only half-considered it and wanted to keep the draft until I'd thought it out properly. Making friends-only personal posts is a nice way of bitching about my personal life to people who are far enough removed that it's not going to affect them directly. Such as my recent return to adolescence, which I now appear to have sorted out.
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I'm toying with the "end of 2003" meme, but I seem to have ruffled up so many of what would have been my answers in the last couple of days that I think I'm better off leaving it until the end of the actual year.

In other news, the reason I don't generally make plans is because they get messed around as soon as I make them. As has just been demonstrated w.r.t plans for today, tomorrow, and Christmas Eve.


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