purplecat: (roleplaying)
Via [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm. Very bizarre, am I very, very certain that I'm not an Elf. I definitely put "Very Short" when it asked me my height.

I Am A: Lawful Good Elf Wizard/Sorcerer (3rd/3rd Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-11

Dexterity-14

Constitution-13

Intelligence-16

Wisdom-10

Charisma-11


Alignment:
Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment when it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.


Race:
Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.


Primary Class:
Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.


Secondary Class:
Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Memeage

Aug. 4th, 2016 10:15 am
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I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm, but won't be tagging anyone since I get the impression that's not popular on my flist. However, feel free to consider yourself tagged if you wish.

44 Questions under the Cut )
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So there is an AFI 100 greatest movies meme doing the rounds (you know the "bold those you've seen" type). Anyway this is on the list and I realised that the sum total of my memories of the movie are:

a) It has donkeys in it
b) And possibly people undone by their own greed
c) I think I watched it in a Colorado motel room with [livejournal.com profile] adaese after (or possibly before) a somewhat tiresome search for somewhere to eat - given we were in Colarado and on foot.

I'm wondering if she recalls this at all, and if she remembers any more about the movie than I do!

Silly Meme

Dec. 5th, 2010 03:39 pm
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A. Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.
B. Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
C. Write down the first 15 songs that come up—song title and artist—NO editing/cheating.

And the Songs )

From which I think you can only conclude that I have a penchant for 80s pop and Classical Music.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/26935.html.

Silly Meme

Dec. 5th, 2010 03:39 pm
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A. Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.
B. Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
C. Write down the first 15 songs that come up—song title and artist—NO editing/cheating.

And the Songs )

From which I think you can only conclude that I have a penchant for 80s pop and Classical Music.

15 Games

Oct. 14th, 2010 08:57 pm
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The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. 15 games you've played that will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends.

I got tagged on Facebook, as usual I'm not tagging, but feel free to consider yourself tagged if you so wish.

15 Games under the cut )

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/22116.html.

15 Games

Oct. 14th, 2010 08:57 pm
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The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. 15 games you've played that will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends.

I got tagged on Facebook, as usual I'm not tagging, but feel free to consider yourself tagged if you so wish.

15 Games under the cut )
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THE RULES:
• Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper on their LiveJournal.*
• Explain in five sentences why.
• Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

Picture under cut )

So that's me age, I think, about 4 or 5 and looking distinctly glum. I've done this meme before and explained my desktop gets picked at random from a big folder full of stuff. Said stuff includes a lot of pictures extracted from relatives' photo albums and scanned into the machine in the name of genealogy. Hence gloomy childhood photo of me.

*Assume less dictatorial tone than in the wording of the meme.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/6729.html.
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THE RULES:
• Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper on their LiveJournal.*
• Explain in five sentences why.
• Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

Picture under cut )

So that's me age, I think, about 4 or 5 and looking distinctly glum. I've done this meme before and explained my desktop gets picked at random from a big folder full of stuff. Said stuff includes a lot of pictures extracted from relatives' photo albums and scanned into the machine in the name of genealogy. Hence gloomy childhood photo of me.

*Assume less dictatorial tone than in the wording of the meme.
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Less than I thought, it would seem.



You Are 16% Girly



Um... you're a guy, right? If not, you're the most boyish girl in the world.

And for you, that's probably the ultimate compliment.

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[livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm's genre book list meme has just reappeared on my flist via someone I'm fairly sure doesn't know [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm at all.

There'll be no stopping it now.
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I wasn't so interested in the general book meme doing the rounds since I'm fairly sure I'd done something very like it before but I like [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm's take on it - that it was very focused on "literary classics".

So here's [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm's list of genre classics.

Genre fiction book meme -
1) Look at the list, copy and paste it into your own journal.
2) Mark those you have read however you want.
3) Feel free to tell your friends what you thought of them.

Since there are several series here I've gone for bold for read in its entirety, italics for read some, may someday read the rest and underline for read some, do not intend to read the rest.

book list under the cut )
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1. The sublimity connected with vastness, is familiar to every eye. -- From The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper which I bought a good decade ago because I liked Last of the Mohicans and it advertised itself as "Hawkeye in love". I never finished it but think I may, nevertheless, put it back on the to-read pile.

2. On Monday January the seventeenth early in the morning it began to snow. -- From Avalanche! by A. Rutgers Van Der Loeff, of which I was very fond as a child.

3. I stood in the shadows of a deserted shop front across from The Blood and Brew Pub, trying not to be obvious as I tugged my black leather pants back up where they belonged. -- From Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

4. The girl screamed once, only the once. -- From Knots and Crosses (and, apparently, Exit Music) by Ian Rankin. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lukadreaming

5. Waterloo ended a long war, but there remained in England a home front on which many battles were to be fought. -- From England's Last Revolution by John Stevens. I'd have been gob-smacked if anyone actually got this, but thought there was a possibility someone might say "has this got anything to do with that Pentrich Revolution stuff you were going on about?".

6. Rising up into the air, they took to the sky and flew. -- From The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'Shea. This is one of B's all-time favourite books. I was a little underwhelmed by it when I read it, although having just read the back, I realise I recollect nothing whatsoever about its contents.

7. Simon Boulderstone, aged twenty, came to Egypt with the draft. -- From the first book of the Levant Trilogy by Olivia Manning which I read because Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson were in it on TV. I thought someone might recall Simon Boulderstone from it, though I confess I didn't.

8. It was a place of ancient evil. -- From The Five Doctors by Terrance Dicks. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hobnobs

9. The world is four thousand years old. -- From Learning the World by Ken McLoed. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] iriswildthyme,

10. The burnished metal plate outside said 1453 ABC. -- From Wild Kat by Karen Kijewski "in the bestselling tradition of Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky".
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[livejournal.com profile] wellinghall posted the first lines of ten books to his blog and then complained about how unsuccessful we were at guessing them.

I can safely say I can identify none of the books, though I got the feeling, accurately as it transpired, that I should recognise the Beaulieu one.

By way of recompense here are 10 first lines from not entirely randomly selected books to see if this game really is as difficult as we are telling [livejournal.com profile] wellinghall it is.

1. The sublimity connected with vastness, is familiar to every eye.

2. On Monday January the seventeenth early in the morning it began to snow.

3. I stood in the shadows of a deserted shop front across from The Blood and Brew Pub, trying not to be obvious as I tugged my black leather pants back up where they belonged.

4. The girl screamed once, only the once. -- Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lukadreaming

5. Waterloo ended a long war, but there remained in England a home front on which many battles were to be fought.

6. Rising up into the air, they took to the sky and flew.

7. Simon Boulderstone, aged twenty, came to Egypt with the draft.

8. It was a place of ancient evil. -- The Five Doctors by Terrance Dicks. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hobnobs

9. The world is four thousand years old. -- Learning the World by Ken McLoed. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] iriswildthyme

10. The burnished metal plate outside said 1453 ABC.
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I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] fififolle

A. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question. Who ever does that?
B. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

20 Questions and Answers under the Cut )

Not tagging anyone because I know several of my flist dislike being tagged in these things but I can't remember who.

EDIT: Feel free to consider yourself tagged though if you want to do the meme....

meme

Nov. 4th, 2008 11:42 am
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I've never done this meme before, often because I'm not clear what counts as the "closest book". However, in this case I'm at work and there are only two books on the desk, in a pile, so I reckon it's the top one.

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.


The end of all this angst about closest book is the exceptionally dull sentence

`The result is the empty list, which ends the sentence (remember that a list ends with an empty tail).'
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From [livejournal.com profile] gregmce and [livejournal.com profile] cairmen

take a picture of yourself right now.
don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
post that picture with NO editing.
post these instructions with your picture.




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What we have here is the top 106 (which is an unusual number, but it's not my meme) books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicise the ones you started but didn't finish.

The Books )

What this reveals, in particular, is a strange aversion to Dickens, which is odd since the only Dickens I've read (Tale of Two Cities) I very much enjoyed but I somehow can't shake the conviction I won't like the others. I also recall my second cousin's horror on discovering I had given up on Anna Karenina because I thought she was a silly woman. I don't remember his exact words but they were to the effect of "I can't believe you've just called one of the greatest tragic heroines in literature a silly woman".

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