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posted by [personal profile] panik at 08:04pm on 04/08/2010 under , ,
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.
Mood:: 'bored' bored
location: Watching telly
Music:: Dan the Man Cruicksank
panik: (DW - Psychiatrist's field day)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 03:53pm on 13/07/2010 under , ,
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.
Music:: A fly battering itself against the window
location: Withnell
Mood:: 'tired' tired
panik: (TS - HUGS)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 03:53pm on 11/01/2010 under
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.

Mood:: 'sad' sad
location: Yorkshire
Music:: Randall and Hopkirk
panik: (DW - Fanfic Two)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 08:06pm on 06/01/2010 under ,
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!
Music:: Most Haunted
Mood:: 'bored' bored
location: Yorkshire
panik: (DW - Love&Peace)
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 )
location: Yorkshire
Mood:: 'content' content
Music:: Some like it Hot
panik: (Boosh - Goth Juice)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 03:36pm on 06/12/2009 under
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?
Mood:: 'silly' silly
location: Withnell
Music:: Mark peeling selotape from a roll
panik: (Fry - Can I do you now?)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 10:05am on 14/08/2009 under
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 
Mood:: 'silly' silly
location: Withnell
panik: (Vegetarian Hero)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 11:23am on 31/03/2009 under ,
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!
location: Withnell
Mood:: 'silly' silly
panik: (ITC - Amaze you?)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 11:42am on 02/03/2009 under ,
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.
Music:: Coffee brewing
location: Sunny! Yorkshire
Mood:: 'thoughtful' thoughtful
panik: (DW - My Doc Reads)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 05:55pm on 23/02/2009 under ,
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.

Mood:: 'curious' curious
location: The sofa
Music:: BBC 6 o'clock news