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22 November 2007 @ 08:44 pm
i haz turkeys  
I'm also using the verb 'to heart' a lot today. *frowns* The things fandom's done to me!

Thank you to clari_clyde and the Anonymouse who gifted me turkeys. They are so cute!

I'm in an unexpectedly chirpy mood today. Possibly because I'm absolutely delighted by the response so far to bsg_hiatusthon's first challenge. 93 prompts and 12 days already snagged by people signing up! :D I need to stop dithering and sign up for one myself. Much credit must go to siljamus who has a real flair for organisation. If you're at all curious, please check out the fantastic range of prompts prompts and consider signing up.

I'm also in a self-revelatory mood today, apparently. I think some of you know I have insomnia and nightmares sometimes? Well last night was truly one of the worst (and yet funniest) nightmares ever. This dream managed to combine so many anxiety-triggers for me. I was in an airport somewhere in Asia (KL probably) on the way to Europe and I had three hours to kill before my flight. The boredom was absolutely unbearable (there were no books), so I thought I'd see a movie (there was a cinema in the airport). I get in queue for a ticket but there's only one film showing and the lady warns me that it's very violent. I give her a 'yeah-sure-k' grin and buy a ticket. Then she says 'oh, it's also two and a half hours long and non-refundable'. As I'm ushered into the theatre, I'm desperately trying to calculate how long I've been in the queue, how long the previews will take and whether this means I'll miss my connecting flight...

I'm still jittery about that as the film starts and this anxiety is a backdrop to what follows, which is the film. It's a remake of the pilot of Smallville. Except without the gay or happy bits. The entire aesthetic is different--all the colours are muted with this kind of sickened dark tone. It still looks like Kansas, but as if you're watching through a darkgreen-grey tinted lens. It's creepy and ominous. And of course everything else is a bit 'off' too. The script chose to focus heavily on Jonathan (nightmare!) who was played by someone who totally looked like a serial killer. Shelby was already in it but he looked liked he had rabies. And there was an entirely new sub-plot in which Lana had a cousin called Gwendolyn who Lex was suspected of murdering. The real horror factor got scaled up for me when Lana made her entrance: she was played by Keira Knightly (who totally makes my skin crawl).

At this point in time it became apparent that my mother was in the cinema beside me (dream logic!). She proceeded to embarrass me publicly by exclaiming throughout the movie. Her first such exclamation was 'this Lana is crap!' and I shushed her and told her people might be offended (hee! fandom ansgt ate my brain!). I then sat there valiantly trying to like this Lana myself though I thought she was as painful and inappropriate as I always find Keira Knightly (who disturbingly shares the same initials as the other KK!).

Btw there was no Clark in this movie. NIGHTMARE!

For unexplained reasons one third of the way into the movie, the plot was completely hijacked by constant gratuitous violence in high-resolution close-up. And in true nightmare fashion I could neither move from my chair or close my eyes. Or shut up my mother who persisted in exclaiming 'omg, are they sawing that man's leg off?!; and other such gems for the next couple of hours.

The climax came with Superman, who was played by a really old dude who looked a little like Abraham Lincoln, making a press statement at the end of the bloodbath. The movie was quite ambiguous and open to interpretation but there was some implication that Superman was actually the one who'd orchestrated the killings to build himself a position of power. Perhaps it was the fact that his podium was built of bodies that was a giveaway... *shudders*

All in all (preponderance of evil!Jonathan, Keira Knightly, Superman-as-massmurderer) it was the worst episode of Smallville EVER.

I did that enneagram meme that's doing the rounds. I was surprised with my result (I'd never call myself romantic!) but all the descriptions are accurate--the childhood ones freakishly so.

Your Score: 4- the Individualist


Thanks for taking the test !




you chose BY - your Enneagram type is FOUR (aka "The Romantic")


"I am unique"



Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.



How to Get Along with Me



  • Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.

  • Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.

  • Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.

  • Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.

  • Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!


What I Like About Being a FOUR


  • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level

  • my ability to establish warm connections with people

  • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life

  • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor

  • being unique and being seen as unique by others

  • having aesthetic sensibilities

  • being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me


What's Hard About Being a FOUR


  • experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair

  • feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved

  • feeling guilty when I disappoint people

  • feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me

  • expecting too much from myself and life

  • fearing being abandoned

  • obsessing over resentments

  • longing for what I don't have


FOURs as Children Often



  • have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games

  • are very sensitive

  • feel that they don't fit in

  • believe they are missing something that other people have

  • attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.

  • become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood

  • feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)




Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

The Enneagram Made Easy

Discover the 9 Types of People

Harper
SanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages




You liked the test?

so S P R E A D I T ! tell everyone!!!
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you wanna know MORE?

so check out, what Wikipedia says about your type...



...even more you'll find in Google


or do you prefer to








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Link: The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test written by felk on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
 
 
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Beckysadface on November 22nd, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
...that dream sounds awesome. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
It did make me LOL when I woke up.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
I have very detailed dreams, *nods*.

In short, *coughBarnumeffectcough*.
Don't all memes involve a measure of that, and isn't that half the fun? *headtilt* On the other hand, I'm curious, oh opinionated one, to know what you think I am (since I gather you disagree with my result)? And what are YOU?! ;)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee polite facebop_radar on November 23rd, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
Everyone on your f-list - except me - obviously need a class on pseudosciences, the Barnum effect, and subjective validation :oP
Um, well in response to that I can only say that you need a lesson in humility. I'm not quite sure why you feel the need to make this point here, but I find your blanket statement about my (extremely intelligent) f'list a little offensive.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Flowersbop_radar on November 23rd, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Ok, apology accepted! :) I just see this stuff as a bit of fun.
Le courage ne craint pas le crime: Supergirlattaccabottoni on November 22nd, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
It's a remake of the pilot of Smallville. Except without the gay or happy bits.
That's just WRONG, and not in an amusing way!

Does your mom really watch Smallville with you? If so, awww, you're lucky. :D

The climax came with Superman, who was played by a really old dude who looked a little like Abraham Lincoln
*imagines it* *is creeped out, but amused*

there was some implication that Superman was actually the one who'd orchestrated the killings to build himself a position of power. Perhaps it was the fact that his podium was built of bodies that was a giveaway
I have to admit, the ending was pretty awesome in an AU way for a movie. I wish I could have concrete endings to dreams like that. I always dream in story mode, but wake up right after the climax and before the resolution. *makes a face*

Hey, I'm Type Four too! Though I prefer this more elaborate description for it. ^_^
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Batmanbop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
It was wrong and NIGHTMARISH. And no, my mum doesn't watch SV with me, alas. She used to watch BtVS with me, sort of--she had better TV reception than me when I lived in a sharehouse so I used to get her to tape it for me and collect it from her later. She always claimed she never really watched it but then she'd start asking about plot points. :D

I always dream in story mode, but wake up right after the climax and before the resolution. *makes a face*
I often have that problem too but in this case it helped that it was a film within a dream.
Everywhere and Nowhereallzugern on November 22nd, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
The entire aesthetic is different--all the colours are muted with this kind of sickened dark tone. It still looks like Kansas, but as if you're watching through a darkgreen-grey tinted lens. It's creepy and ominous.

Heh, sounds like a SPN set. And S1 without the Gay Love AND without Clark, is definitely a nighmare. But the important thing is, did you make your flight? if it's anything like my nightmares, you didn't

I thought I would be a 4! But, not. Don't listen to skuf's wailing about the Barnum Effect. I'm sure the results ARE PERFECTLY OMG SO TRUE AND ACCURATE :-)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Audrey Tautoubop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
I did not make the flight. :(

skuf can wail all she wants. ;) I poked around trying to get other results but none of them fit quite so aptly. *shrugs* I'm very curious to find out what she THINKS I am though!
Cris: Heroes - Claireduskwillow on November 22nd, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Ha ha what a weird dream! lol @ fandom angst. You can never escape it. :)

That enneagram meme is a bit creepy, I got Four and it fits. O_o
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Yay!bop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Another four! :D Yay!
blowjobs for jesus: TW  pink shirtkristiinthedark on November 22nd, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
That's a wicked cool dream, Boppy. I'd say it sounds like a really GOOD episode of SV. *g*

And I am a 4, too! I know you are surprised!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
You didn't have to watch the gratuitous torture. *squicked*

I am OMGSONOTSURPRISED. :p Seems like lots of my favourite peoples are!
Rachel: Lee smilebitterlatinist on November 22nd, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a detailed dream! I don't usually remember that much from my dreams , but my more elaborate ones do give the impression that I'm watching/creating a movie.

The Smallville episode sounds like a cross-over with Dexter!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dexterbop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
*nods* to the watching/creating a movie. One of my most haunting nightmares was a Matrix-like sci-fi movie in which I was responsible for the destruction of Earth and the enslavement of humanity by some robotic aliens. :D

And ohhh, of COURSE! *slaps head* Dexter! Dammit, I knew I shouldn't have watched so much of that show.
Dionusia: jamie wordscruffdionusia on November 22nd, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Hahaha WT, guess which one I ended up being...none of the choices seemed exactly right, though the childhood stuff fits!

Sorry the dream was so horrifying. I will wish for you instead a happy JB dream, yes. Look, he's smiling.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois smirkbop_radar on November 22nd, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm completely with you on none of the choices seeming exactly right--I dithered a bit. But when I poked around trying other options they fit even worse. However it pleases me that we are same. :D

I'm due for some happy JB, I think--ta! :D
serenography: LoisEricaserenography on November 22nd, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
I tried that meme and I believe I may have broken it, or something. It says I'm a 2 and clearly I'm not since the descriptions for a 2 are mostly way off-base for me. I think my brain's a bit too dichotomous (read: indecisive) for these things, they never seem to work for me.

That dream of yours is hysterical, and um, concerning. Perhaps you should consider laying off the spicy foods before bed. *g*

*Just remembered that you asked about my Erica icon, it's from an old photoshoot of hers that I found. If you want to see the original file, let me know and I'll send it to you.



Edited at 2007-11-22 11:14 pm (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on November 23rd, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
The big problem with those things is we're often different in different circumstances. I notice it said to concentrate on one set of circumstances and I tried to do that but it was hard. There are always exceptions!

Yeah, I'd be interested to see the pic--I'm pretty sure I've never seen it before.
Clari Clyde: Seraphim: Funclari_clyde on November 23rd, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
One Myers-Briggs test I took said to choose the option you’d prefer to do. Everyone can rationalize doing one thing over the other, but preferences are usually constant. For instance, at parties, I am very capable of being extroverted and chatty because the situation calls for it but, that doesn’t wipe out my strong preference to be introverted.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Audrey Tautoubop_radar on November 23rd, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
In that case I chose right.
Clari Clyde: Seraphim: Funclari_clyde on November 23rd, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
Your dream sounds like a crossover between SPN and SV where the demons in SPN have taken over SV — even Clark, bless his alien heritage.

You’re welcome. Turkeys are made of win.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee collapsedbop_radar on November 23rd, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
Hmm, yes perhaps... I didn't get a SPN vibe myself though and once. I have had an SPN/BSG crossover dream before... but that was a pleasing one since I (as Lee) got to save Kara from some scary demony thing. There were no such action heroics here: just me-as-me pinned to my seat watching a horrific movie.
Caryle: apollo - suit of hotnesscarylerg on November 23rd, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
I keep thinking I need to step up to the plate and particpate in the hiatusthon, but my personal life has not been condusive to much more than various rants. Also, I think my muse is on vacation somewhere far, far away.

Oh look! You're a four, too! Some of my very favorite people are enneagram 4s. :) I think we rock.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on November 23rd, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
We do! :D I'm not surprised that there's a few fours hiding out in fandom. ;)
Silja: art - woman by pianosiljamus on November 25th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
I missed this post earlier. Thank you so much for the nice compliment :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on November 25th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, you're welcome! I see you've been busy again. :)