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In honor of Perceval le Galois, I present today's game. It is a simple game in concept, but might produce interesting results. Perceval stumbled upon the Grail Castle early in life, but, out of a fear of appearing ignorant, failed to ask several relevant questions of the Grail King. Perceval was cast out of the castle, and ended up spending most of the rest of his life looking for a second chance, and the Grail King and his lands remained wounded and in waste until the knight was able to return and ask.

So. Here's the deal. In this post, anonymous comments are accepted. If you have a stupid question that you've been avoiding asking, whether it's a question for me personally, or a general question, post it as an anonymous comment. I or someone else will attempt to answer it as best we can. If your question is directed to me, please indicate that. Otherwise, anybody can (and should) respond.

Any questions?

EDIT:
Open Questions:
What do you get out of tabletop gaming?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
In honor of Perceval le Galois, I present today's game. It is a simple game in concept, but might produce interesting results. Perceval stumbled upon the Grail Castle early in life, but, out of a fear of appearing ignorant, failed to ask several relevant questions of the Grail King. Perceval was cast out of the castle, and ended up spending most of the rest of his life looking for a second chance, and the Grail King and his lands remained wounded and in waste until the knight was able to return and ask.

So. Here's the deal. In this post, anonymous comments are accepted. If you have a stupid question that you've been avoiding asking, whether it's a question for me personally, or a general question, post it as an anonymous comment. I or someone else will attempt to answer it as best we can. If your question is directed to me, please indicate that. Otherwise, anybody can (and should) respond.

Any questions?

EDIT:
Open Questions:
What do you get out of tabletop gaming?
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Commenters are encouraged to respond, with justification, to any or all of the following items.
The question is simple: Of the three persons/things/national landmarks listed, assign one to each category: [Shag], [Marry], [Throw off a cliff]. Respondents may also leave their own sets of three in the comment thread, with a request that other readers answer their sets as well.

1. The Presidential hopefuls: Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama.
2. Batmen:Adam West, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale.
3. "Celebrity" women we've seen too much of: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Bai Ling.
4. Advice columnists: Dan Savage (Savage Love), Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby), Gustavo Arrelano (Ask a Mexican).
5. Superman's Supervillains: Lex Luthor, General Zod, Bizarro.
6. Websites that will ruin your career: LiveJournal, MySpace, Facebook.
7. Catwomen (I consider this a necessary complement to #2): Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry.
8. Older women still workin' it: Cher, Tina Turner, Sophia Loren.
9. Dead Poets' Society: Ezra Pound, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson.
10. Historical Lunatics: Emperor Norton I (Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico), King Ludwig II (Fairy-Tale King of Bavaria), Sarah Winchester (Gun Heiress and Architectural Visionary).
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Commenters are encouraged to respond, with justification, to any or all of the following items.
The question is simple: Of the three persons/things/national landmarks listed, assign one to each category: [Shag], [Marry], [Throw off a cliff]. Respondents may also leave their own sets of three in the comment thread, with a request that other readers answer their sets as well.

1. The Presidential hopefuls: Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama.
2. Batmen:Adam West, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale.
3. "Celebrity" women we've seen too much of: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Bai Ling.
4. Advice columnists: Dan Savage (Savage Love), Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby), Gustavo Arrelano (Ask a Mexican).
5. Superman's Supervillains: Lex Luthor, General Zod, Bizarro.
6. Websites that will ruin your career: LiveJournal, MySpace, Facebook.
7. Catwomen (I consider this a necessary complement to #2): Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry.
8. Older women still workin' it: Cher, Tina Turner, Sophia Loren.
9. Dead Poets' Society: Ezra Pound, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson.
10. Historical Lunatics: Emperor Norton I (Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico), King Ludwig II (Fairy-Tale King of Bavaria), Sarah Winchester (Gun Heiress and Architectural Visionary).
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Or, a silly little meme I found over at [livejournal.com profile] zianuray's place.

Ask me seven questions. Not just any seven questions though. No, to keep it interesting, use the seven questions as per below - just copy and paste the following, replace the blanks with something you want to know/ask (e.g. 3. Donkeys or sandcastles and why?), anything you want, personal, silly, surreal or deep, comment away and I'll answer honestly.

1. What do you think of _____________ ?

2. When did you last ____________?

3. __________ or ___________ and why?

4. What did you ______________?

5. What's your favorite ______________?

6. How would you ______________?

7. Who would you most like to ________ ?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Or, a silly little meme I found over at [livejournal.com profile] zianuray's place.

Ask me seven questions. Not just any seven questions though. No, to keep it interesting, use the seven questions as per below - just copy and paste the following, replace the blanks with something you want to know/ask (e.g. 3. Donkeys or sandcastles and why?), anything you want, personal, silly, surreal or deep, comment away and I'll answer honestly.

1. What do you think of _____________ ?

2. When did you last ____________?

3. __________ or ___________ and why?

4. What did you ______________?

5. What's your favorite ______________?

6. How would you ______________?

7. Who would you most like to ________ ?
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While I'm posting other people's content, I thought I'd toss this up here. This comes out of this week's Free Will Astrology e-mail newsletter thingie. I enjoy the hell out of FWA, not because I'm all that excited about astrology (though I am a Leo, and I do occasionally use astrology as an excuse to be attention-seeking or proud), but because it often prompts me to think about things that are inspiring or encouraging. Frankly, I can use all the inspiration and encouragement I can get right about now, because children, I am **tired**.

So anyway, below the cut is a list of twenty questions from Rob Brezny. Some of them are interesting to me. Some are not. I'm planning on answering the interesting ones, and leaving the other ones alone. I thought I'd drop the whole list up here in case the questions might be interesting to somebody else. The words below the cut are all Brezny's, not mine.
On to the questions! )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
While I'm posting other people's content, I thought I'd toss this up here. This comes out of this week's Free Will Astrology e-mail newsletter thingie. I enjoy the hell out of FWA, not because I'm all that excited about astrology (though I am a Leo, and I do occasionally use astrology as an excuse to be attention-seeking or proud), but because it often prompts me to think about things that are inspiring or encouraging. Frankly, I can use all the inspiration and encouragement I can get right about now, because children, I am **tired**.

So anyway, below the cut is a list of twenty questions from Rob Brezny. Some of them are interesting to me. Some are not. I'm planning on answering the interesting ones, and leaving the other ones alone. I thought I'd drop the whole list up here in case the questions might be interesting to somebody else. The words below the cut are all Brezny's, not mine.
On to the questions! )
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Now that I'm off the phone with the person currently making me craziest at work, I can get around to the other half of my post for today. This post is for anonymous commentary about things that you're really pleased with, things that you want to recognize for their awesomeness.

Example: "It's totally nice out again today, the sky is clear, and it's practically warm, and things are blooming. Winter is over, and spring, you rock!"

I'm kind of thinking I'll match these two against each other. Will there be more Fuck Yous or more You Rocks? Place your bets now. :)
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Now that I'm off the phone with the person currently making me craziest at work, I can get around to the other half of my post for today. This post is for anonymous commentary about things that you're really pleased with, things that you want to recognize for their awesomeness.

Example: "It's totally nice out again today, the sky is clear, and it's practically warm, and things are blooming. Winter is over, and spring, you rock!"

I'm kind of thinking I'll match these two against each other. Will there be more Fuck Yous or more You Rocks? Place your bets now. :)
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I'm All Done with today already. All Done. So I'm taking a page from a local radio station's playbook, and offering this space as free and anonymous for statements of total pissoff. The IP-logger is off, if you're pissed off about something, feel free post it anonymously here. (You have to switch who you're posting as in order to do this, or log out.)

In keeping with the format of the day, all comments should begin with something along the lines of "I'd like to say a big FUCK YOU to ..."

For example (cause this is mine): "I'd like to say a big FUCK YOU to the fact that somehow I have become a middle-aged woman-looking person with a xanax prescription. I mean, really, could I be any less likely to be taken seriously? Oh, don't listen to me, I have a vagina and my life is stressful, I might say or do anything, you just can't trust me. Fuck a buncha that."

(I'm in a big piss-off. Later I'll post the other side of this game, for people who are unreasonably happy about their Monday. I'd like to get around to being one of them.)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I'm All Done with today already. All Done. So I'm taking a page from a local radio station's playbook, and offering this space as free and anonymous for statements of total pissoff. The IP-logger is off, if you're pissed off about something, feel free post it anonymously here. (You have to switch who you're posting as in order to do this, or log out.)

In keeping with the format of the day, all comments should begin with something along the lines of "I'd like to say a big FUCK YOU to ..."

For example (cause this is mine): "I'd like to say a big FUCK YOU to the fact that somehow I have become a middle-aged woman-looking person with a xanax prescription. I mean, really, could I be any less likely to be taken seriously? Oh, don't listen to me, I have a vagina and my life is stressful, I might say or do anything, you just can't trust me. Fuck a buncha that."

(I'm in a big piss-off. Later I'll post the other side of this game, for people who are unreasonably happy about their Monday. I'd like to get around to being one of them.)
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That's right. It's content-free Friday, and today I'm celebrating the TOTAL FUCKING DEATH OF JOURNALISM AND RATIONAL NEWS REPORTING, the COMPLETE AND UTTER SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE OF THE INFORMATION AGE that is Yahoo!Buzz. If you haven't heard of this, and in my heart of hearts, I hope you haven't, Yahoo!Buzz "features the most popular stories right now, determined by people around the Web. A story's Buzz Score is based on your votes, searches, emails, and more. Stories with the highest Buzz Score may be displayed on the Yahoo! homepage." So basically, they aggregate the most "buzzworthy" stories from the news, and those are what you see when you hit the portal homepage. Brilliant. Why didn't we think of this before? What are you going to see there? Well, I can tell you one thing, it's probably not going to be in-depth analysis of the complicated morass of American foreign policy or the latest developments in high-energy physics. Oh no. There's celebrities out there to report on!

Anyway. Rant over. So, here's the list. Hourly, Yahoo!Buzz publishes a list of top news-related searches, and that data feeds into their process. The list I'm looking for is the top ten news-related searches for today, 2 p.m. CDT. Could you go to the site and just get the list? Sure. But what fun would that be? Here we go:

TOP TEN YAHOO!BUZZ SEARCHES, 4/4/08, 2PM CDT.
1. Jamie Lynn Spears (turned 17)([livejournal.com profile] triadruid, 1 point)
2. Pregnant Man (is pregnant) ([livejournal.com profile] lexpendragon, 1 point)
3. New Kids on the Block (touring again) ([livejournal.com profile] auraseer, 1 point)
4. Naomi Campbell (spit on somebody) ([livejournal.com profile] next_bold_move, 2 points)
5. American Idol (I don't know why it's in the news, it just is.) ([livejournal.com profile] lulumai, 2 points)
6.
7.
8. Barack Obama (must be some guy on some tv show, doesn't his name sound familiar somehow?) ([livejournal.com profile] lulumai, 2 points)
9.
10.

EDIT: Rules are in this post.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
That's right. It's content-free Friday, and today I'm celebrating the TOTAL FUCKING DEATH OF JOURNALISM AND RATIONAL NEWS REPORTING, the COMPLETE AND UTTER SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE OF THE INFORMATION AGE that is Yahoo!Buzz. If you haven't heard of this, and in my heart of hearts, I hope you haven't, Yahoo!Buzz "features the most popular stories right now, determined by people around the Web. A story's Buzz Score is based on your votes, searches, emails, and more. Stories with the highest Buzz Score may be displayed on the Yahoo! homepage." So basically, they aggregate the most "buzzworthy" stories from the news, and those are what you see when you hit the portal homepage. Brilliant. Why didn't we think of this before? What are you going to see there? Well, I can tell you one thing, it's probably not going to be in-depth analysis of the complicated morass of American foreign policy or the latest developments in high-energy physics. Oh no. There's celebrities out there to report on!

Anyway. Rant over. So, here's the list. Hourly, Yahoo!Buzz publishes a list of top news-related searches, and that data feeds into their process. The list I'm looking for is the top ten news-related searches for today, 2 p.m. CDT. Could you go to the site and just get the list? Sure. But what fun would that be? Here we go:

TOP TEN YAHOO!BUZZ SEARCHES, 4/4/08, 2PM CDT.
1. Jamie Lynn Spears (turned 17)([livejournal.com profile] triadruid, 1 point)
2. Pregnant Man (is pregnant) ([livejournal.com profile] lexpendragon, 1 point)
3. New Kids on the Block (touring again) ([livejournal.com profile] auraseer, 1 point)
4. Naomi Campbell (spit on somebody) ([livejournal.com profile] next_bold_move, 2 points)
5. American Idol (I don't know why it's in the news, it just is.) ([livejournal.com profile] lulumai, 2 points)
6.
7.
8. Barack Obama (must be some guy on some tv show, doesn't his name sound familiar somehow?) ([livejournal.com profile] lulumai, 2 points)
9.
10.

EDIT: Rules are in this post.
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LIFE'S LITTLE VICTORIES MEME (a thing that [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee and I were talking about last night.)

We all have our big victory moments. Graduating from school, getting married, buying a new car, whatever. However, sometimes you need to take a second and celebrate the smaller things in life. Simply list ten things that you feel can be categorized as one of Life's Little Victories and give a brief explanation for each. Then post it in your journal for people to see and participate in. As a small point of egotism, please list who you got the meme from so we can see how it grows and progresses.

The Wins! )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
LIFE'S LITTLE VICTORIES MEME (a thing that [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee and I were talking about last night.)

We all have our big victory moments. Graduating from school, getting married, buying a new car, whatever. However, sometimes you need to take a second and celebrate the smaller things in life. Simply list ten things that you feel can be categorized as one of Life's Little Victories and give a brief explanation for each. Then post it in your journal for people to see and participate in. As a small point of egotism, please list who you got the meme from so we can see how it grows and progresses.

The Wins! )
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Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] archway had a meme about things she liked, beginning with the letter C. I figured it was worth taking the time to demonstratively like things, so she gave me the letter D. If you'd like to like things alphabetically, comment and ask for a letter, and I will give you one.

I like:
1. Dogs - Particularly large dogs with good dispositions and muppet-like faces.
2. DMing - Best way in the world to be evil to your friends and have them thank you for it.
3. Derelicts - Ruined buildings are dangerous, crumbling love.
4. Deviation - Wouldn't it be dull if we were all the same?
5. Dirty songs - Everybody needs a party trick.
6. Derby girls - Roller skates and a bad attitude add at least 10% to your total hotness score.
7. Doctor Who - How have I not watched this until now? He's charming, competent, and totally batshit insane. LOVE.
8. Darts - Clearly I should spend more time in pubs.
9. Depeche Mode - Dave Gahan could read the phone book and make it sound filthy.
10. Data - Numbers, or it didn't happen!

Special bonus #11 (it goes to 11!): David. I like him. I think I'd like to keep him, if nobody minds.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] archway had a meme about things she liked, beginning with the letter C. I figured it was worth taking the time to demonstratively like things, so she gave me the letter D. If you'd like to like things alphabetically, comment and ask for a letter, and I will give you one.

I like:
1. Dogs - Particularly large dogs with good dispositions and muppet-like faces.
2. DMing - Best way in the world to be evil to your friends and have them thank you for it.
3. Derelicts - Ruined buildings are dangerous, crumbling love.
4. Deviation - Wouldn't it be dull if we were all the same?
5. Dirty songs - Everybody needs a party trick.
6. Derby girls - Roller skates and a bad attitude add at least 10% to your total hotness score.
7. Doctor Who - How have I not watched this until now? He's charming, competent, and totally batshit insane. LOVE.
8. Darts - Clearly I should spend more time in pubs.
9. Depeche Mode - Dave Gahan could read the phone book and make it sound filthy.
10. Data - Numbers, or it didn't happen!

Special bonus #11 (it goes to 11!): David. I like him. I think I'd like to keep him, if nobody minds.
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Bit of an entertainment, from [livejournal.com profile] jackbabalon23. This is a movie game.
Here's how it works:

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb (or Wikiquote) and find a quote from each movie. (or in some cases, just remember them.)
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out Italicize it when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it correctly and the name of the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb/Wikiquote search functions.
6. I'm stealing [livejournal.com profile] jackbabalon23's rule, too - no more than two correct per person, please. I know some of you are encyclopedic in your knowledge of dumb movie lines. :)

Ready? Go. )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Bit of an entertainment, from [livejournal.com profile] jackbabalon23. This is a movie game.
Here's how it works:

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb (or Wikiquote) and find a quote from each movie. (or in some cases, just remember them.)
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out Italicize it when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it correctly and the name of the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb/Wikiquote search functions.
6. I'm stealing [livejournal.com profile] jackbabalon23's rule, too - no more than two correct per person, please. I know some of you are encyclopedic in your knowledge of dumb movie lines. :)

Ready? Go. )

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