Wash Like A Leaf

Flickr Photomeme

The rules:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

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Ianto Shirtsleeves

50ficlets Masterlist

Fandom: Torchwood
Claim: Ianto Jones
Table Set: Mix 'n' Match

#01 - Radio #02 - Heaven & Hell #03 - Sent Away #04 - Missing You #05 - Miserable
#06 - Storm #07 - Getting There #08 - Accident #09 - Hate #10 - Will never be
#11 - Tonight #12 - Trade #13 - Let me in #14 - History #15 - Angel
#16 - Love/Hate #17 - Soldier #18 - Hurt me #19 - Weapon #20 - Ghost
#21 - Mourn #22 - Rules #23 - Aches & pains #24 - Asylum #25 - Confession
#26 - Fruit #27 - Knots #28 - Lucky break #29 - Smile #30 - Stripped
#31 - Tarot #32 - Growing up #33 - Bed #34 - Make me #35 - Break me
#36 - Eating out #37 - Feeling good #38 - Beautiful disaster #39 - Chaos theory #40 - Where you belong
#41 - Time and tide #42 - Bone deep #43 - Cheap shots #44 - Lock and key #45 - Keeping secrets
#46 - Coming out #47 - Frozen #48 - Soul #49 - Sleep #50 - You're mine

claim - mallory_x: ianto jones
fandom: torchwood
table: mix 'n' match
I Want To Believe TARDIS

101 in 1001

I heard about mission101 last year when padawanpooh joined, and this year I decided to give it a go as well. I'm feeling a lot more positive lately (think I've got my thyroid meds sorted and should be starting my new job soon), and hopefully this list should help me to focus and achieve things.

Wish me luck!

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Metal Pants

Pinched from gingerwerewolf and knofc...

Your result for Test yourself: What alignment are you?...

Chaotic Good

You are The Rebel; Chaotic Good.

You scored 39% Lawful and 72% Good, which makes you Chaotic Good.

Chaotic-Lawful is the ethical scale, on which you scored 39%, where 0% is utter chaos and 100% is total cosmos

This Lawful scale doesn't necessarily judge how committed to the system you are, even though one could guess so from the name since the system usually holds the law, but instead it means how sorted internally you are, and how likely it is for you to choose cosmos over chaos.

You are chaotic, which means you let chance guide your actions, or just plain like to burst out and act randomly. You have less inner stillness than a lawful character and would typically enjoy being out amongst people more than home alone.

The Evil-Good scale is quite easily figured out, being the morale scale, and on this you scored 72%, where 0% is totally evil and 100% is completely good. Now, evil here on this scale doesn't necessarily mean you're out to make people suffer. It means ego-centering and glorification of one's ego. You, being good, would be likely to be compassionate and empathic to those around you.

A chaotic good character favours change for a greater good, disdains bureaucratic organizations that get in the way of social improvement, and places a high value on personal freedom, not only for oneself, but for others as well. While they do not have evil intentions, they may do bad things (even if they do not necessarily enjoy doing these things) to people who are, in their opinion, bad people, if it benefits their goal of achieving a greater good, and may show pleasure in doing so.

Take Test yourself: What alignment are you?
at HelloQuizzy
I Want To Believe TARDIS

Hellish Memeage

Ganked from padawanpooh

I'm not quite sure what result I was expecting. Or whether I'm pleased or offended by it (is that all?).

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Test
Collar & Corset

Be Prepared to be a Billy-No-Mates...?

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Scouting hardly has a hip and trendy image, despite Bear Grylls becoming our new Chief Scout. Even so, mocking people who give up their time to try to help young people develop into socially responsible young adults is going a bit too far. Today I was invited to join a Facebook group opposing Phones4u's latest ad campaign, which seems to think we're a fair target for their scorn. There's humour, and then there's ridicule, and I think this ad falls on the wrong side.

I know our uniform isn't exactly stylish, but I don't think that that's why Scouting is being mocked. Why does a campaign aimed at young people have to take the stance that volunteering is uncool, and that spending time in an organisation that promotes responsible citizenship is something to be ashamed of? Our Scout law promotes trust, loyalty, friendship, world brother/sisterhood, courage, time management, environmentalism and respect. Of the astronauts who have walked on the moon, 11 of the 12 were Scouts. We are doing our best to overturn the negative stereotypes, but this is just going to set us back in the eyes of the young people we're trying to recruit.

I'm tired so I may not be the most coherent at the moment, but if your phone contract is up for renewal, please think twice before approaching a Phones4u shop.
Goes *ding*

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I just got a long-overdue hair cut. I put the colour on it myself last night (cos I'm a cheapskate), then got it all chopped off this morning. The pics I took with me were (optimistically) of A.J. from Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model.

I like the way it's turned out, even if there's no way I'll be able to replicate the finish myself at home. digivamp hates it. His comment was, 'Meh, it'll grow'. Ah, well.

I needed a haircut because I'm off on a slightly spur-of-the-moment holiday to Barcelona (the city, not the planet) with piggy_diva on Tuesday. We're flying from Liverpool at stupid o'clock in the morning, so I'm getting the train up on Monday and staying at my parents' overnight. On Friday our flight doesn't land until almost midnight, so I'm staying up north that night too. piggy_diva has sweet-talked her Dad into taking us to the airport, and I've convinced mine to pick us up. Yay for Dads!

I'm away this weekend too, going hiking up Bleaklow in the Peak District with E from Scouts down here in Leicester. I'm completely unfit and fairly sure I'm going to die. Fortunately, so is he, so we're taking trekking poles and torches and going at our own pace. At least the weather forecast isn't too bad...

Will post pics of both trips when I get back!
Collar & Corset

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation,
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known,
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in our time of darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon
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Collar & Corset


I queued up at midnight to buy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from ASDA for £5. I am aware that this is sad.

neurestis was horrified when I told a security guard, rather loudly, that the guy in front of us had just pushed in. He was slightly worried that we were going to be beaten up on the way out, after the guy got a good look at us as he was escorted to the back of the queue. I don't care - queue-jumping is rude.

Anyway, I'm off to read the book. Anyone who spoils me will be tortured horribly with the Cruciatus curse...
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