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Weekend meme

(Via a_d_medievalist)Comment to this post if you want me to...

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
*7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

* I like this kind of game, but don't feel you have to follow up if you don't want to...


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Nov. 9th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
1. Well, I was snooping on superfoo's flist and found you and really liked the way you write. I lurked for quite a long time before I met you in RL, and then I felt that it was okay to "friend" you.
2. anime - but I don't know enough myself to be able to be more specific.
3. Your obvious intelligence and way with words.
4. Meeting you at Irish Times.
5. How did you meet Shen?
6. Obviously, your default (do you _have_ any others?) - because it's so perfect for you :)
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
1. Well, I knew you in RL - and you friended me! I was chuffed. And you were there in the class I taught during the worst term of my life and still enthusiastic about my teaching :)
2. Buffy!
3. Your exuberance (and intelligence)
4. Your paper on the Faery Queen as a Mary Sue
5. Are you and Cricket still together?? (sorry - I'm nosy...)
6. You've changed them all! Right now, I love the "My Name is..." one.
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)

Your paper on the Faery Queen as a Mary Sue

I have a friend who is taking a course on early Irish myths and has been ranting bitterly and at great length about the main figure in a series of legends she was reading being a Mary Sue (or in this case Gary Stu).

I don't think she has ever read any Spencer, but she is planning on an English major, so I will gleefully tell her she has to, and then sit back with the popcorn.
Nov. 15th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
1. I loved your teaching! you remain as one of my best teachers EVAR and I reccomend you to people all the time! I wish you taught all my classes!
2. Hell yeah! I'm so glad you got into the show -- so so awesome!
3.aw, thanks! Great minds, birds of a feather, right?
4.I still really love that paper.
5. yep! it's our two year anniversary at the end of this month.
6. I bought myself a paid account -- splurge!
Nov. 9th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
1. You were one of the first people I friended - duh, it took me about a year to figure out that you were _supposed_ to friend people! I can't remember how I found you, but your "interests" list is nearly all bolded because of shared interests and most of the ones we don't share we could.
2. Firefly! (We aim to misbehave)
3. You're the only person I know who would "get" the greek jokes in The Ogre Downstairs
4. One of your very moving posts about Ranj.
5. If it's not too snoopy - who was ... is it Owen? The boy you mention often with obvious sadness.
6. Your old default "classics cat" one

Edited at 2007-11-09 05:35 pm (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
I do love The Ogre Downstairs. :) "Peter Phillus" still makes me giggle.

Owen was my boyfriend my senior year of high school. I had one of those "across a crowded room" kind of moments my sophomore year when I saw his freshman class picture in our yearbook, and fell half in love. I met him later that year, which sealed the deal, and languished in wretched love for two years until our senior year. We went out (ish--I wasn't supposed to date or have friends, but my mom wasn't there so what I did before six was my own business, and I worked Sundays at a fast food place, so Sunday afternoons we could usually steal a little time) all that spring, and a few weeks after we graduated, he was killed. I have not really ever been the same, which is going to be true anyway once you reach a sufficient distance from 17, but I was not very well for a few years.
Nov. 10th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
Oh, and in case you are worried that you brought up a painful memory or traumatized me, please don't be. Sure, it's painful, because I miss him a lot, but I miss him because he was an extraordinary person, and it's okay to remember that. I am happy to remember him, and how much I loved him.
Nov. 10th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for adding that - I only asked because you mention him quite a lot, so didn't think it was a taboo subject. But it's good to know :)
Nov. 9th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
(Though as next few days will be full of conferencing, don't think I can commit to doing this one myself.)
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
1. YOU were one of the first people I friended, too - round about the same time as I found noveldevice, and I may have followed a link from her to you, or vice versa. We share a LOT of the same interests (as you know). I'd be interested to know YOUR answer to this question about me...
2. Antonia Forest :)
3. Besides your fierce intelligence and your erudition (which I've mentioned before) I like that you can be silly.
4. Meeting you in London and having a wonderful too short time talking about books.
5. How did you get interested in the history of sexuality?
6. I like your Alison Uttley one best

(edited because I forgot the question)

Edited at 2007-11-09 05:36 pm (UTC)
Nov. 10th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
I suppose I started reading things like The Other Victorians and The Worm in the Bud more or less soon after they came out, just out of general interest, plus I was also reading the feminist stuff on history and sexuality, and then I came across the letters to Marie Stopes and realised that there was a whole lot there that the existing historiography had not only neglected but in many cases got dead wrong. So I signed up to do a PhD and the rest is, er, history.
Nov. 9th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
1. One day, I decided to do a search to find others who listed "beardies" or "bearded collies" among their interests. You had a lot of the same other interests as well!
2. hee. BEARDIES!
3. I like the honest way you write about relationships with family and partner and how much you care about your dogs.
4. Sitting companionably on the grass at the dog show with our dogs lolling beside us - that was nice :)
5. What brought you out to the West Coast? Because you obviously long for your home area...
6. I love the one above - there's something so silly about a beardie with muddy feet in a plaid coat!!

Edited at 2007-11-09 05:37 pm (UTC)
Nov. 10th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC)
5. What brought you out to the West Coast? Because you obviously long for your home area...

Well, that would be #3 above :-) The parents split up. I went to Sweden to school. When I came home there really wasn't any place for me to live. C wanted me to come live with her in California, so I took a chance and did. That was 23 + years ago. So I'm an old, not-married woman (because neither state will stinkin' make it legal already!)
Nov. 9th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm game...
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
1. You were an early friending, too. I think I found you via oursin, and then - Jeanette Winterson, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Tove Jansson :) Irresistable. Also, you're an English prof, and I haven't found many of those with shared interests on LJ, for whatever reason.
2. If I say that I associate you with the colour grey, take it as a compliment! Serene, cool, but soft...does that make sense?
3. I like how honest you are about your feelings.
4. Discovering that we are both interested in Reader Response theory.
5. How did you meet greylion?
6. I like your "cookies" one :)
Nov. 9th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Grey is actually one of my favourite colours, at least for clothing, so that makes perfect sense...
I met graylion at a party at some mutual friends' - he walked into the room and was pointed out to me as someone I'd have interests in common with. That was last New Year's, and while it took us three months to realise that this was Love At First Sight, we have talked every day since...(with the excpetion of two days. I think we wanted to see if we could do it).
Nov. 9th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sure, I'll bite :)
Nov. 9th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
1. I think I found you via urban_homestead, but then it turned out we had other friends in common and you like Guy Gavriel Kay :)
2. Bujold!
3. I love your icons and obvious talent for graphics!
4. I was so flattered that forthright popped up one day in a comment and said that you had told him to read me - wow!
5. What is your academic area of study?
6. All of them, but especially the BSG ones.
Nov. 10th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
5. What is your academic area of study?

Late medieval/early modern England. I mainly used legal records to do social history-type stuff. So in my MA I studied a bunch of court records relating to abduction cases, and talked about what they could tell us about wardship and marriage and the fights for control thereof. I did some other stuff on the criminal underworld, prostitution, and homosexuality, too.
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Nov. 9th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
1. Well - I knew you in RL :)
2. Angel!
3. Your generous and loving spirit
4. I think it has to be the "can you run fast" incident, though that was painful for me at the time :)
5. hmmm. What do you think you will specialize in, when you do your Masters?
6. I think I like the "gangstah" one, though I like all your lush half-naked women ;-)
Nov. 9th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)

Me please!
Nov. 9th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
1. I think I found you via a casual interest search, but we have some friends in common. Your user profile hooked me immediately, and I like your "voice"
2. Anime - still have to check out that one in your default icon.
3. Your obvious sense of humour and intelligence.
4. Too soon, really! Ask me again next year :)
5. What exactly do you do for a living?
6. I like your default - it's so cheery and unusual.
Nov. 9th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)

Unix system administration mostly. For a federal government dept. Not quite the stereotypical BOFH though - most of my "users" are database people or developers so I am mostly removed from any 1st level support. And my manager and direct teammates are all database administrators, so I sometimes get lumped in to being one of those, or something get into discussions with my teammates that the same security rules they want to impose elsewhere also really apply to them, and stuff like that.

Also despite (or because of) my job there are days that I just absolutely hate computers and days in which I think every single OS or software invented is completely broken.
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