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Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...


51% Ravenclaw, 32% Hufflepuff, 57% Slytherin and 47% Gryffindor!

Or perhaps in Slytherin

You'll make your real friends,

Those cunning folks use any means

To achieve their ends.

          Slytherin's cardinal traits are ambition, cunning and determination. Like the Gryffindor House, Slytherins are emotionally volatile. In contrast, however, Slytherins are much less dominant and assertive, and less extraverted in general. Rather than expressing these emotions outwardly, Slytherins direct them inward or act in a passive aggressive manner. Both Gryffindor and Slytherin are much more driven to succeed than the other two houses: Gryffindor out of pride and Slytherin out of ambition.

          Slytherins are also much more pragmatic than the other houses and more adept at manipulating people. A key trait would be a low level of agreeableness: Slytherins are more pessimistic, more distrustful than most, and more likely to attribute negative motivations to people. So although Slytherins experience a wide range of emotions, due to their distrustful views of people and skeptical worldview, they are less expressive and more likely to appear cold or distant unless provoked.          

          A Slytherin's ambitious nature comes out in different ways depending on what is important to the individual person. It could lead them to try to achieve top marks (if intellect and schooling is important to them) but it could also be directed at social settings or towards athletic endeavors.

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Questions from [profile] followingwords

I think I would be tempted to call this a Shame Meme... :P
(Posting here so anyone else that wants to answer can do so! I know I'm curious what you all would say. :P)

Movie: Hmm, I can never watch Jurassic Park too many times. I loved the “clever girl (!)” velociraptors even though it was not an accurate depiction of the species! Actually, I was fond of dinosaurs in general, and used to wear a little kid’s Land Before Time t-shirt long past the point of it fitting me properly! ^.~ (I would get another one like if I could find one!)
Books: I’m not sure, honestly… I didn’t hate Twilight? It’s honestly not something I would have thought to have a particularly strong opinion about it if had not become a thing... oh, oh, I know. I am a Redwall fan! That’s got to be embarrassing. Go go tiny mousie heroes! Ilu! XD I will also admit to having read Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books slightly past that point that it became obvious that the series was going to devolve into awkwardly plotless furry porn. ::laughs::
Video Game: Hmm… Secret of Mana, maybe? It’s very very cutesy. “Lullabud gets whacked!” “Nah, it’s Pazuzu!” Or Maple Story because of the grinding, child players that you have to interact with (it’s a MMO), and the lack of plot (the art is cute though, and the early levels are fun!).
Anime: Sailormoon… haha! Yes, I really liked the characters and I am not embarrassed of that, but, I am kind of embarrassed to have actually watched something with a monster of the day structure! :P
Music: Church music? I’m not religious at all (and I’d be embarrassed to be associated with church stuff due to my own personal bad experiences with it, which I realize not everyone has had) but sometimes I do like carols and church music… I think they can be beautiful… :P
TV Show: I don’t have cable tv but when I used to I sometimes watched cheesy documentaries late at night… actually I’ve even sat through various infomercials too (when I was a teenager, that’s when I had tv!) and sometimes the fitness ones made me want to work out and be in shape and then I would exercise frantically for a few minutes in the middle of the night, before flopping pathetically on the floor and falling asleep. :D
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My love says everyone should watch this. He's right, it's hilarious. <3 I... I don't even know how to describe this. I laughed a lot? XD ( Note: It is like a whole episode in length, so, kind of slow to start, it has an opening song thing.)

Some of the language is no good for kids/grandparents, tho'. :P
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Drew a picture yesterday, and colored it too, it was fun. :D

Book <3

Aug. 1st, 2011 05:06 am
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Currently reading this book:

Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs that Could Reverse Human Aging Within Our Lifetime
by Aubrey DeGrey and Micheal Rae

I didn't particularly enjoy biology in college, or even in Pscyh, the neurosciencey stuff was always kind of a lot of boring memorization, I thought - but to read something written with passion and with such a sincere a wish for keeping people everywhere alive, I see how someone can fall in love with medical science... I'm only about 1/4 the way through and already wishing to study biology more. <3 It sounds like such fascinating puzzles, but certainly much moreso, the value of the accomplishments if you can work them out would seem an excellent motivation... <3

I think also, instead of talking about "anti-aging" perhaps they should call it something "retaining youth and health" and suddenly people wouldn't respond so negatively, like it's some kind of crazy sci-fi thing, or, a matter of keeping very sickly old people hanging around but miserable.

I think I wish everyone in the world would read a book like this just to have some background, that it's even a subject of interest!

How can I best assist the cause, is all I want to know! (Well, I guess the rather obvious suggestion of donating to Methuselah mouse project but, I've sent a little and it just feels like practically nothing, it seems like something you might have to devote an entire lifetime to ^^;;).
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I have this weird idea sometimes about goal setting. Like if I do x, y, z, then maybe I can deserve some kind of reward for myself. Which will be something that I actually wanted to do, but I make myself wait as a matter of being responsible and earning it. Usually this works well, it's excellent as a motivational technique, if there are things I need to do, but I can't get excited about doing them. However, the problem that I'm having is that I don't know if I'm actually doing something detrimental to myself. Like assuming that I didn't deserve whatever it was, to begin with. Or with my previous efforts for things prior- why wouldn't I consider those as still valid when I have some new wish/idea on the horizon?

Maybe the thing that I do that I shouldn't do is feel like I'm waiting for something, or, feel like what I am currently must be some kind of starting point I have to build up from... hm.

Sorry, weird-sounding reflective thoughts... O.o

Anyway, what have I been up to lately?

Oh, boring things. Today I scrubbed my bathtub, did the dishes, took out the trash, went to the store, and I dug out some boxes of books - I need to put together the little shelves I have (assembly required!) so I can sit those out. Mainly I don't want boxes of books sitting in my floor looking like a big mess. XD

I found a second Air In Plastic Eraser when cleaning my closet. SCORE! That was always my absolute favorite eraser! I want a bunch of them. Though, to order extras in from Japan might be expensive... I wanted manga paper too, though. :P

Then I spent a while chatting with love this evening.

Some comments regarding art materials (Copics) -

I realized I wasn't coloring my doujinshi/comic thing with my markers *specifically because* I didn't have any color of yellow that I liked for Minako's hair.

I have Lily White and Yellow Flourite - both are too pale and don't even show up, when scanned. Blah. Then I have a couple which are just *way* too yellow, not a natural hair color. One of them is called Lemon Yellow, the other is called Pale Yellow, but it's still way too bright. So I picked out a couple of new colors which are supposed to be somewhere in between the two extremes, and just went ahead and ordered those. I was similarly distraught when I didn't have anything I liked at all, for skin tones...

My conclusions regarding skin tones (in case anyone finds it helpful)- If I want to limit myself to just two skin tones (which is pretty typical for anime style), I am satisfied with the way it looks to put a base of Pale Chiton and then Silk for the shadows.

To make it more natural and less flat/anime, it works to add Cherry White as well. And use Rose Quartz for a lip color. Powder Pink is reasonable for dabbing in deeper shadows, but it does have an orangey tone. Pink Beryl is super pale and really great for blending and adding some overall color depth, but if you had only that, it's much too light on it's own. It looks amazing on manga paper, though (the color literally looks different depending on what kind of paper you use). And I would usually leave the highlights white, if I am drawing on white paper. :P

Here's a test scribble with all my yellows (not satisfied with these), and all the skin tones I am talking about right there (I think these look ok, certainly way better than what they put in the Copic sets of 72 sketch markers). Some random blond dude.

Oh, I also found a doujinshi on Ebay! I bet everyone can guess the pairing I would get. It's really lovely. And some of the art is even by Uraasa! ^o^ Anyway, it inspired me, now I need to get busy working on my pages! :)

(Sorry for those I might bore for with fandom talk.) :P
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Please talk to me here if you would like to be added to my friends list. I'd like to know a little about you before I add you (like what we have in common, perhaps)!

Some random facts about me:

1. LGBTI civil rights and gender equality are important to me.
2. I'm agnostic.
3. I love kitties! <3
4. I love art.
5. I'm childfree. Strongly pro-choice, also.
6. I'm interested in various books/games/anime/tv series (usually fantasy or sci fi or horror), ancient history, psychology/social sciences, and economics.
7. I am interested in ethics. Perhaps the closest thing to my way of thinking would be some form of hedonistic act utilitarianism (the most ethical action is the one that brings the most happiness, and the least suffering), but I'm also fond of elements of social justice theory (human rights) and virtue theory (if only a jerk would do X, don't do X).
8. I'm Myers Briggs type INTP.
9. I'm vegetarian for ethical reasons. (Most of my friends are not, though.)
10. I'd be a Slytherin in the Harry Potter world.
11. I'm not super political, but I'm Socialist.

You can probably figure out from that if we'd get along or not. For the most part, I don't bite! :P

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Some news about the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami

If you want to send a donation to help people in Japan:

Japanese Red Cross (Taking Donations through Google Check Out)

Japanese Salvation Army

Arkbark (Animal Refuge, will be taking in animals)

If you know of any alternative donation possibilities, please let me know and I will link to those as well.

Please feel free to take this post and re-post it.


Feb. 24th, 2011 05:46 pm
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I was considering if, just for the record, I should make a long public entry explaining my sexuality. I do realize it's one of the less typical things about me and perhaps a subject of curiosity.

Or, I could always just summarize it in a quick way... hmm.

If I were to summarize things, it would go something like this:

Probably TMI )


Feb. 18th, 2011 11:46 pm
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I could write about this more eloquently and I suppose have in fact done that on other occasions. But at the moment I'm more in a ranty sort of mood so it is much less coherent. Don't read this if you are not comfortable with hearing about sex, ethics, lack of consent.

Don't read it if the idea of me being judgmental puts you in an unsafe frame of mind, because while I care about these things, my thoughts are not worth anyone's safety.

Warning: opinions ahead )
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This is just one of many things you could watch/read on the subject, but I think the subject is just... the most important thing! Life and youth and health and the maintenance of personhood, for the extant.

Live Forever! Without being a vampire!  )


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