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The Dragon, actually. I was a little surprised to realize that it's the Year of the Dragon again, and then I remembered that on my birthday later this year I will indeed be turning a multiple of twelve. We had a long talk about the Chinese zodiac one night in my family, and when my stepfather found out which one was mine, he laughed and said it was utterly unsurprising to him that mine is the only animal in the zodiac that doesn't actually exist.


(he thinks, anyway)
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My default answer to this question has always been 'no,' but I'm going to amend that to 'probably not.' I've had non-elective surgery and it sucked, so the idea of having surgery that I don't require to continue breathing makes me a little twitchy.

That said, I've found myself occasionally wondering if it would be a good idea to have surgery to remove the scar from the non-elective surgery. It remains the single biggest body issue I have, thanks to merciless mocking from schoolmates at the town pool and in the locker room, and even over twenty years later it's kind of hideous. My husband is fine with it, but the idea of much of anyone else seeing it upsets me in the extreme. So if I'm ever in a financial situation where such a procedure is an actual possibility for me, I will consider it.
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I decided this ages ago. It would either be Go Play in Traffic (something my parents used to tell me as a child, until I actually did get hit by a car) or Painkillers and Mountain Dew: A Life Lived Between Headaches.
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Pong, yo. Because I am just that old school. ;) I enjoyed it, because I was four years old and it was something fun to do with my grandmother, who owned the Pong system.
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I'd give it an B-plus for content but a B-minus for presentation, and I'd definitely be taking off points for that whole grandparents thing.
ladynorbert: (musewrangler)
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My friends will laugh and call this a rhetorical question. Of course I love fanfiction. It's been part of my life for a good ten years now. It's the reason I have this username! And when I become a published novelist, I will like nothing better than to learn that people are writing fanfiction about my stories...because it means that they read them, and they care enough about my characters to want to have a say in what happens to them.
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Si. I have friends in England/Wales, Singapore, Australia, and Germany; there's also one who is currently living in Japan, but her few years of residency are drawing to a conclusion. (Guys, did I miss anybody? I'm sorry if I did.) Of those, I have met in person [livejournal.com profile] clez, [livejournal.com profile] sethoz, and [livejournal.com profile] coral_catshark, and expect to meet [livejournal.com profile] ryttu3k sometime later this year. I've also met [livejournal.com profile] nentikobe, but that was before she went off to live all upside down.
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Several, but most recently, I've found that Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland has been excessively therapeutic. I'm not entirely sure why. I just know that I leave the theater feeling better than I did when I walked in.
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Pride and Prejudice, without question.
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What? No! That's the dumbest thing I ever heard.
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Do I believe it? Not really. But I live in Pennsylvania, where Punxsutawney Phil is one of our local celebrities, so I enjoy the day regardless.
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I adopted the name "Lady Norbert" for writing fanfic (on Fanfiction.net) back in the summer of 1999. When I originally started this journal, it was my second LJ account; my plan was to use [livejournal.com profile] mayhemme for 'real life' and [livejournal.com profile] ladynorbert solely for fandom-related things. It didn't take, and I now use this account pretty exclusively.
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I love all of the holiday movies/shows with the Muppets. Most of the Rankin Bass lineup will get a grin out of me. And of course, who doesn't love Charlie Brown?

Possibly the only one I don't particularly like is the Rankin Bass special about Jack Frost. It's rather nonsensical.
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I work in a church. I think that sums it up pretty well.
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As a married person who has no kids, I don't feel that I'm necessarily pressured to have any (good thing too, all things considered). What I tend to experience is dealing with a lot of people who assume that I either have them already or intend to have them in the near future. That forms a different kind of pressure entirely, and sometimes makes the conversation awkward when the assumptions are refuted.
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It's hard to pick just three, because I have read a lot of books that I truly adore in a lot of different genres.

Three of the best I've read:
1. Pride and Prejudice -- It's just marvelous. In the words of J. K. Rowling, I find Jane Austen to be "utterly un-put-downable."

2. The Chronicles of Prydain -- Granted, it's a series of five, but I have them all in one volume so I maintain it counts. These were my first introduction to fantasy literature (I first encountered them in high school) and I love them to this day. Every time I read them I get something new out of them.

3. The Hound of the Baskervilles -- I love Sherlock Holmes, that's no secret. This is my favorite of them all. It's just a perfect mystery.

Three of the worst I've read:
1. Lord of the Flies -- Sure, it's well-written, but it turned my stomach so much that I literally could not finish it.

2. Brave New World -- I just really, really disliked it. Again, it was well-written, but it did absolutely nothing for me.

3. The Legend of Rah and the Muggles -- For those of you who missed this crime against the written word, the author of this travesty claimed that Madam Rowling's Harry Potter books were a plagiarism of her work. There was a copy in the dollar store one day, so I picked it up out of curiosity. I paid too much. Nancy Stouffer should have paid ME. This story is incoherent, poorly plotted, and just plain bad. I almost want to post the content in a journal entry just to share its awfulness with everyone, but that would require me to read it again and the very idea hurts.
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As a general rule, I think banning books is wrong. That said, I wish that fewer girls would read the Twilight saga and view it as a description of how a relationship is supposed to work. Read it, if you want, but don't be misled.
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I'm the oldest of three girls. The situation in which we grew up led me to be part sister and part parent. It's an aspect of myself that I don't seem able to lose.
ladynorbert: (books)
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Blade. He'd know how to cure me afterward. And he doesn't sparkle.
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I've been really wrestling with this, because I identify with quite a few different characters for different reasons.

In the end, though, I think it would have to be the lady in my default icon. That may sound pretentious, but if I can only pick one, she's it.

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