panik: (BH - I Heart You)
2010-08-04 08:04 pm
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Such larks pip!

OK my babies, I appreciate I've been a tad quiet of late, I'm working on my comeback, but in the meantime, might I invite you to partake in jollies and frolicks in the form of a stolen meme, quietly lifted from the silken pocket of that well-known dockside doxie, [ profile] frayen (like the filthy footpad, born-to-be-hanged that I am).

In this post, talk with your icons, and only your icons. Post early, post often, and respond to whomever you want. Just leave a dot or a dash in the comment field if LJ tells you you can't post a blank comment.

In other news: I'm watching Dan Cruicksank on BBC4 and yet, am still bored! There really is no pleasing me at all.
panik: (DW - Psychiatrist's field day)
2010-07-13 03:53 pm
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Rather tired and at a loose end...

I thought I might try that 'I Write Like' thingumajig that's doing the rounds with a passion right now. Plugging a little of my novel in and finding that I apparently write like Stephen King (which, lawks a lawdy, I don't, nothing like!) I found myself merrily sticking in random bits of fics wot I wrote and it seems, going on samples of Chasing Rainbows, Wind Whispering, A&O, I write like HP Lovecraft (cool, if unlikely). The Sentinel Affair and Angel Dust both threw up the unusual choice of Mark Twain (Angel Dust? Mark Twain?? What the...? O:!). A Child of God came up, like the novel, as Stephen King and Blue plus a random ASJ fic, Jumping Frog (which is named for and references a Mark Twain tale) apparently remind said meme of Chuck Palahniuk.

But best of all, I put in a random bit of typical blather from my LJ and got:

I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Personally, I think that meme's been drinking.

How are you all, btw? Long time, no whateveritiswedohere. I hope you are all happy and well.
panik: (TS - HUGS)
2010-01-11 03:53 pm
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In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it! Post this on your LJ if you know someone who has or had cancer. 93% won't copy and paste this. Will you?

For Uncle Ronnie who lost his life to prostate cancer in 1999 and Auntie Barb who lost hers to a brain tumour in 2001 and our dear [ profile] betagoddess , with love.

panik: (DW - Fanfic Two)
2010-01-06 08:06 pm
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OK, go on then.

The fanfiction personality meme )

Oh, like that's a surprise. *G*
Not bad, not bad at all but 'You find inspiration in several fandoms, but are not obsessed with only one.' is as far removed from my ficcish reality as it's possible to be!
panik: (DW - Love&Peace)
2010-01-01 01:44 pm

So, 2009, aka, Epic Post is Epic.

My Year in retrospect, by gillyp, aged.

Fandom and Fic )Writing )

Reading )Reading )
In general: Life has been a bit rough at times. We’re still doing one week home, one week at Dad’s which is stressful and tiring. Dad is exactly as he was, some days up, some days down (some days very down indeed), it’s become routine really, a bit bothersome. I have to keep reminding myself that in many respects, I have a life that’s pretty good, that many might envy. OK, a bit (very! Oh so very...)  uneventful and dull, but far from arduous and relatively free of pain. I do keep reminding myself of that (but if the Gods are listening, a little more excitement – of the nicer sort - really wouldn’t go amiss in 2010)

So to round off 2009, I’m going to do that first-post, last-post LJ meme and say, have a marvellous 2010 everyone, I think we all deserve a break. Much love to you all, thank you so much, every one of you, for the laughs and the love and for keeping me sane.


My Year on LJ )
panik: (Boosh - Goth Juice)
2009-12-06 03:36 pm
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In which I discover yet another way to waste my time!

Apparently, I am: Bacchus, God of Wine

At parties you're the first to arrive and the last to leave. Bacchus wasn't only the God of Wine but also what wine represented to the Romans: hedonistic pleasure. Like the experimental and adventurous attitude the Romans attributed to Bacchus, you totally relate to expressing yourself as a free individual and firmly believe in escaping the boring confines of everyday life. Basically, if it feels good, you do it!

I don't think that's much of a surprise to anyone, really.

Which Roman God are you?
panik: (Fry - Can I do you now?)
2009-08-14 10:05 am
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If you were a stripper...

What would your stripper name be? Choose something you want (don't get it from that silly pet name + street name thing).

What would your persona be?
Cheap and available (I feel playing hard to get could work against me).

If you were a stripper what song would you strip to?
Anything from Aqualung.

And you, darling flist? What would your answers be?

Shamelessly filched from [ profile] jilicious via [ profile] thequestionclub 
panik: (Vegetarian Hero)
2009-03-31 11:23 am
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Filched from Alan Davies

via Twitter.

Find your West Indian cricketer name; The US President when you were born + the last seaside town you visited* - makes me Eisenhower Southport. it works! *G*

The last west-country town you visited also works apparently. Eisenhower Tavistock. Even better!

AND! Your middle name + the name of park you played in as a child = theatrical actor's name to be used when booking hotels or in chatrooms. Valerie Bedford. Fantastic!
panik: (ITC - Amaze you?)
2009-03-02 11:42 am
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To illustrate my herdlike properties...

here's that 'LJ' meme that everyone's doing.

So, gillyp, your LiveJournal reveals...


You are... 5% unique (blame, for example, your interest in top queer) and 8% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 40

(The average level of weirdness is: 29.
You are weirder than 79% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

I'm fascinated that it picks out Top Queer as an example of my weirdness, quietly glossing over my avowed interest in the Zombie Piers Morgan. ::stares into middle distance. strokes chin::

And my sister has booked her doctor's appointment to clash with my book group again. Third time in a row. No book group for me. My copy of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell has arrived. My, that's a BIG book.
panik: (DW - My Doc Reads)
2009-02-23 05:55 pm
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So, following on from that 100 books meme...

Name ONE book that wasn't listed that you feel should have been.

I'll kick off with The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

panik: (Boosh - Shaman)
2009-02-23 10:57 am
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I was only mucking about over le coffee- break!

Honestly, Officer! Just Curious, like, you know? But it took so bloody long to do, I suppose I'd better post it after all.

Sorry. I swear I wasn't going to inflict this on you all (because there's so bloody many of you) but here you go. This is my Flist!

See, see the pretty! )

Using this Naboo icon because I never do (yet cannot bring myself to ditch it for something more useful).

Forgot to say, blagged from [ profile] sallymn 
panik: (DW - My Doc Reads)
2009-02-22 11:52 am
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Oh, go on then...

Blagged from so many; most recently [ profile] elmyraemilie , [ profile] cross_stitchery and [ profile] davidbrider 

The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here (I find that hard to believe but there you go). Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. I'm adding; underline those that are defo on your 'to read' list'. Here we go...
Because I am the very Mistress of Prevarication... )

And now I genuinely have to turn off the emails and get down to some work. After coffee. And Just a MInute...

And ETA (because I'm drinking coffee, listening to Just a Minute *G*) why is The Five People You Meet In Heaven in there (a rather so-so book imo) and not the infinitely beautiful and superior History of Love by Nicole Kraus? Two books  linked in no way whatsoever except that I read them at the same time but the one is so much better than the other!

This is a puzzling list. I see no reason for many of their choices at all.


panik: (Don't Google)
2009-02-09 11:12 am
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panik: (Who Fucks Arses?)
2009-01-17 10:18 pm
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Mildly drunk

and sitting here, in my room of many lights, watching the unexpurgated version of QI, I find myself in playful, Memeish mood...

Behold, an icon meme! Fun for all the family!

Do any of my icons amuse/puzzle/confuse you? Point the Offending Creature out and I shall endeavour to explain.

Likewise, should you participate in the above, I shall then rudely point at one of yours and demand you explain yourself immediately!

ALSO! Is there an icon out there you think might please me and adapt well to my extensive wardrobe of same?  Plz to be pointing me in its direction for I am in the market for new iconage.

Am I even making sense? After 3 Vic and Bobs, 2 g&ts and an episode of Monkey Trousers, I would be very surprised indeed.

panik: (Barley - Idiots - Sugar Ape)
2009-01-16 10:27 pm
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Because everyone else is doing it.

Cripes, I'm so unoriginal. *g*

You Are "esc"

Some people might try to say that you're unreliable or flighty.

But you can't help it. You're always finding yourself in sticky situations.

You're willing to bail if things are looking bad. You are quite impatient.

For you, having to escape every now in then is the price of taking risks. And you're not about to stop taking risks!

panik: (Genius - Goons)
2009-01-14 04:13 pm
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The poem meme.

Who started this one? I have no idea whatsoever, but here is/are mine. I'm giving 2 because one is very short and I'm greedy and it's my birthday so I'm cutting myself a massive slab of slack.

By Guillaume Apollinaire.
Come to the edge, he said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came. He pushed them and they flew.

And  Rudyard Kipling; If.

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

panik: (DW - Eight joy)
2008-12-31 04:59 pm
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It's almost the end of the year.

So time for a festive meme. Some of it... ::scratches head in a Stan Laurel way:: Mostly, I think I should, perhaps, update my interests - lose the Rick! never, I say, never! and that one about the fanfic - that's never going to happen. But that last one. Oh yes. I am down with that majority ::winks theatrically::

Blagged from [ profile] vamysteryfan, My Resolutions are apparently... )
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

So, reaching for the gin as we wind down to the end of this sorry-arse year, I hope I find you all in fine fettle with cold, wet noses and thick, glossy coats and all ready for whatever festivities you habitually indulge in on this arbitrarily chosen date on which we choose to end each twelve months of existence.

Meself - I shall probably get more than a bit squiffy before decimating remaining stocks of mince pies and cheesy nibbles in a massive deck-clearing exercise I shall call 'Operation Creosote'.

Heads-up for the UK-Sentinel-peeps! Risky Business is on BBC1 tonight, though I shall probably be watching Jools's Hootenanny while raising a glass of something powerful to you all as we count-down Big Ben's merry midnight chimes.

So, here's to 2009!, my lovelies. May it treat you all kindly and well. XXX
panik: (Don't Google)
2008-12-14 03:56 pm
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My expanding memage.

[ profile] karieflybabe has tagged me to do this meme. I usualy ignore tags as impertinent and, evidence to the contrary, I find talking about myself tedious but if I weren't doing this I'd only be hanging in the bus shelter in a pink anorak with a can of White Lightning shouting insults at ramblers.

Why anyone wants to know this stuff is a little beyond me but here goes anyway. )

panik: (Default)
2008-12-14 02:48 pm
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Working my slow way through LJ

It's been a fraught few days. It's almost Christmas, you know how that is. I scrubbed and cleaned and baked and got the Crimbo tree and a few decs up at Dad's place yesterday and now we're home in Withnell and I can start all over again here! Yay. My life is made of joy.

Anyway, as I say, life's been a tad mad. I went away for a few days last week and I haven't really caught up. I'm trying to get up to date with work and I'm working on the next chapter of Blue but I doubt if I'll get it up tomorrow as is my usual wont. Sometime this week. Maybe.

Having been empty for a fortnight, the house is on the chilly side; th'kitchen stove be lit and blazing, the sitting room wood-stove likewise, it should be snug and cosy by Tuesday (heh). I'm comforting myself with rum in hot chocolate, cheesy nibbles and memes. I know. I should be writing. Hey ho and get thee to a nonnery Writery-Guilt! I bite my thumb at thee.

Well lawks a lawdy, who'd've guessed? )

Take What Planet are You From? Test
at HelloQuizzy

panik: (Groovy!)
2008-11-08 06:33 pm
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This is an interesting one.

Kinda. If you're in that sort of a mood.

Surreptitiously lifted from [ profile] minerva_fan ;  the aura-colours test.

Me, I'm equal scores violet and yellow, then abstract-tan and indigo. I have no red overlay.

Just in case you needed to know.