Meme

Reply with your name and I will:
1. Tell you something I like about you.
2. Tell what song/movie/icon reminds me of you (or make something up).
3. In my version there is no #3. (Tell you what o’clock you are? I’m not that surreal.)
4. Try to describe you with a single word.
5. Try to tell you the most memorable moment I’ve had with you (or clearest memory I have of you).
6. Tell you what animal you remind me of (or make something up).
7. Ask you something that I’ve always wondered about you (or make something up).

: my favorite poet is probably Hesiod, these days. His idea of making a poetic calendar is, after all, currently inspiring me.

50 comments

    • 1. I like that you and I both write for games we don’t actually get to play.
      2. Red Planet I don’t know why, but Australia seems a lot like a proto-Mars to me.
      3. 8:15pm
      4. Amiable.
      5. We were attacked by the Dune People in the deep South, and we scared them off by breaking the breathing tubes of a hundred of them…
      6. Muskrats: clever, attracted to water, and happy
      7. What procedures do you follow when prepping to write a WW assignment?

      • 7. What procedures do you follow when prepping to write a WW assignment?

        In answer to your question, it’s basically the same thing I go through when I’m doing any assignment. I read through the outline given to me by the developer and I try to get a feel for the sorts of things that he’s looking for.

        If there are other books in the line, then I’ll read the relevant ones of those to get a feel for the style and tone of the game. Exalted was a good example of this: I think I OD’ed on the line for about 6 weeks, reading book after book to make sure I could emulate the feel of the rest of the line.

        Once I have that sort of stuff planted in my head, I quite often just open a word processor file and start braindumping ideas into as a stream of consciousness thing. Most of it is often pure crap, but I find the action of doing that helps me uncover a few gems that I can incorporate into my work. Sometimes a throwaway line in another book will become the seed for something in my own work.

        If there’s time and I’m unsure about things, I like to bounce a couple of ideas off the developer to see if they mesh up with his vision of the assignment – I hate to write something that’s completely off track (and fortunately, I’ve never done that).

        Once all that’s done, I start listing out headings and subheadings as a framework for the whole piece and then I just get down and write the SoB 🙂

        That’s basically about it…

    • 1. I like that you can waltz into a new community and find a half-dozen new friends in three hours. That’s pretty darn cool..
      2. I will not take these things for granted
      3. 5:45pm
      4. Loving
      5. Well, there are just so many. Hanging around, enjoying the view of Saturn with , sitting in the reading room of the library of Alexandria with , visiting Venus with … frankly, you’re such a part of so many memories of mine, now, it’s hard to come up with something specific.
      6. Osprey.
      7. Are you staying in or going out tonight?

    • 1. You seem perpetually cheerful, even when there are things in your life that would make other people scream in deep frustration.
      2. Sister Moon by Sting
      3. 4:56 am
      4. Dionysian.
      5. Walking in the Stoa of Attalus in Athens, arguing with Socrates whether or not women had souls. You outfoxed the old bastard, if I recall.
      6. Robin
      7. What do you feel is the biggest gaping hole in the pagan world right now? What would you like to see happen in paganism/Spirit-events in the next decade to fill that hole?

  1. Re: I’m not that innocent.

    Y’know, you’re right. The Godzilla thing was pretty cool. But you have to admit, the view from Saturn was fabulous.

    • 1. You write mythological poetry without getting all pedantic. Your poetry is about you without getting hung up in “I” statements.
      2. Blue Savannah Song by Erasure.
      3. 4:16pm
      4. Passionate
      5. Dancing with in New Orleans during Mardi Gras in 1887. That was a blast.
      6. Coyote
      7.What poet do you most respect right now?

    • Re: Just to make things difficult

      1. You suddenly started typing at me one day because I said something interesting in my LJ. Instantaneous connection and friendship. I like that.
      2. The Italian Job.
      3. 2:35pm (EST)
      4. Gregarious.
      5. We got drunk in Fiorenze, and we were wandering the streets that mark out where the old Roman wall used to be, and I was telling you stories about famous Romans, and you were going on about how much better the Venetians were, and several people were giving us dirty looks for not talking about Florentines… then we got jumped by those toughs near the Barghello, and we kicked their asses right to the Arno.
      6. Buteo jamaicensis
      7. If your job existed in a fantasy world (like Middle Earth, or Exalted), what would be your job description?

      • Re: Just to make things difficult

        Red Tailed Hawk . .
        Or Kestral Hawk.
        One of my favorite birds actually. Excellent.

        7.) Yes, but if in middle earth I would be either a Wizard or a Elven Scout. Exalted I would definately be a night caste, I don’t perticularly think thats how I would have exalted however. I would most likely be a Zenith Caste for Solar, or possibley a Mars for Sidereal. I don’t think I would be Lunar, abyssel, or dragon blooded. Thats me tho.

    • 1. I like how much you get, and how much it matters to you, about the art of practice. Daily PRactice. I also like that you send me books from out of the blue.
      2. Hammer and a Nail by Indigo Girls.
      3. 3:32 am
      4. Giocondolic (that is, Mona Lisa-esque)
      5. That view we had of the Acropolis was simply divine, and you and and I getting drunk on ouzo in the Keramikos with that funny Greek couple was hilarious!
      6. Agilaios phoenicius
      7. What three things that you’re not currently studying do you most wish to learn

  2. I’m not that innocent.

    1. I like that you have an important task that keeps you away from poetry from time to time; it’s something that I wrestle with, and I like that another poet I respect is also unable to go to poetry because his work keeps him from getting to the poetry reading. Call it “misery loves company” or whatever, but I like it.
    2. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
    3. 5:35 pm.
    4. Particular
    5. Aliens? You only remember the aliens? What about that time we took on Godzilla!? Huh!? Why isn’t that memorable? Oh, yeah, right. You owe me ten bucks from the bet we made that we’d succeed or die trying. We didn’t succeed, but we’re not dead, either. Pay up.
    6. Prairie Dog, popping up unexpectedly in my life, and always a delight.
    7. What’s the most unreported story of 2005 so far?

    • I’m not that innocent.

      1. I like that you have an important task that keeps you away from poetry from time to time; it’s something that I wrestle with, and I like that another poet I respect is also unable to go to poetry because his work keeps him from getting to the poetry reading. Call it “misery loves company” or whatever, but I like it.
      2. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
      3. 5:35 pm.
      4. Particular
      5. Aliens? You only remember the aliens? What about that time we took on Godzilla!? Huh!? Why isn’t that memorable? Oh, yeah, right. You owe me ten bucks from the bet we made that we’d succeed or die trying. We didn’t succeed, but we’re not dead, either. Pay up.
      6. Prairie Dog, popping up unexpectedly in my life, and always a delight.
      7. What’s the most unreported story of 2005 so far?

      • Re: I’m not that innocent.

        Y’know, you’re right. The Godzilla thing was pretty cool. But you have to admit, the view from Saturn was fabulous.

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