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January 13th, 2011


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04:30 pm - meme?
barbhendee posted an interesting list, received for the construction of a 'Chinese Portrait'. No instructions were provided, just the following questions:
  1. If you were a quality?
  2. If you were a flaw?
  3. If you were a work of art?
  4. If you were a sound?
  5. If you were a song/music?
  6. If you were a word?
  7. If you were a book?
  8. If you were a motto/a quotation?
  9. If you were a movie?
  10. If you were a time period?
  11. If you were a personage of fiction?
  12. If you were an animal?
  13. If you were a mythological being or supernatural creature?


I don't know what makes them particularly Chinese, but they are interesting. Moreso than many sets making the rounds, so why not?

  1. Fortitude.

  2. Stubbornness. (Yes, these are the same.)

  3. One of those stone installations by Andy Goldsworthy.

  4. Water over stones; sometimes a waterfall.

  5. The Host of the Seraphim, Dead Can Dance. (The link is to a video, which is powerful but not about what the song means to me. I'm not good enough with the search-fu to find a link just to the music.)

  6. Book. (My first word. This is actually quite revelatory, when I contemplate both my life and the circumstances of my childhood.)

  7. The intersection of Green by Jay Lake, Kraken by China Miéville and Finder by Carla Speed McNeil.

  8. "What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?" Ursula K. Le Guin.

  9. Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky. (Yes, I have been depressed lately. Not so much the particulars as the feel.)

  10. Post-World War I or II, when the supposed Great War to End All Wars had just actually been the first set of an ongoing series of global conflicts. (It's never an ending, only a respite. Life goes on.)

  11. Severus Snape, as ultimately revealed. (You might get the impression from this list I'm not very good at being a girl; you might be right.)

  12. Cat, possibly Horse, but mostly entirely social primate. (Far too prone to feces-flinging than makes me comfortable.)

  13. The Cat Who Walks By Itself (and all places are alike to me).

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