hobgoblinn: (Default)
This is interesting. To me, anyway. I used to be an INTJ. But I think when I took that test a lot of things I answered based on thinking the way I had done stuff in my life and all the mistakes I had made meant I should do stuff the opposite way. I answered this one more like I am now.

Other funny thing? Mr. Goodfellow expressed surprise I'd tested as an INTJ. I think this is what he had me pegged as, in fact. Huh. He must know me better than I did....

Your result for The LONG Scientific Personality Test...

INFP - the Healer

You scored 45% I to E, 11% N to S, 29% F to T, and 63% J to P!

You are more introverted than extroverted. You are more intuitive than observant, you are more feeling based than thinking based, and you prefer to go with the flow rather than having a plan. Your type can best be summarized by the word "Healer", which belongs to the larger group of idealists. You have a capacity for caring that is deeper than most. You strive for unity, are fascinated by the battles between good and evil, and can be something of an idealist. Only 1% of the population shares your type.

As a romantic partner, you are usually supportive and nurturing, however, you have a high need for individuality. Harmony is extremely important to you as you are very affected by conflict and tension, which also makes you resist confronting your partner directly about problems. When you get angry, you usually blame yourself, rather than your partner. You can also be stubborn and unyielding when you feel you are being criticized or mistreated. You feel the most appreciated when your partner listens to you carefully. You need to be understood. You need to hear your partner express their feelings, the more often, the better.
Your group summary: idealists (NF)

Your type summary: INFP




Take The LONG Scientific Personality Test at HelloQuizzy



ETA: Wee Hob's Result:

Your result for The LONG Scientific Personality Test...

ISTP- The Crafter

You scored 27% I to E, 68% N to S, 71% F to T, and 74% J to P!

hobgoblinn: (Halloween_Hob)
Just clicked on this and tried again, and apparently I have matured over the last week a bit:
blog readability test

Movie Reviews



Just think this is hilarious. That is all.

ETA: Wonder if it's the Chaucer references that pushed it up?
hobgoblinn: (gryyfindor courage)
Well, tomorrow night, or obscenely early Monday morning, I am off for the wilds of Indiana, and hence for the wilder wilds of the Milwaukee airport, and then to Denton, Texas. Read more. )
And, the alcohol meme. )
See everyone this week if I can find wifi access somewhere; otherwise, I'll check in by August 5th. Happy week, everyone.
hobgoblinn: (Giles Book)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] keladry_lupin:

blog readability test

Movie Reviews



Ouch. I thought I would score higher than that. But I'm not sure how far back they check content. And I did use words like "dude" and "freaking" in the most recent entry. But the weather kind of robbed me of coherent speech for a bit there. I'm sure you understand.

Then too, if we aspire to have people actually read our work, maybe this is the kind of score we should be aiming for. I'm not suggesting we should dumb down content, but just make sure that the ideas presented are clear and easy to follow. I have it on good authority that Jr High kids are not dumb. Mine is certainly too smart for his own good.

Interestingly, some of the people on my flist who are fantastic writers I much admire got the same score. One even got an elementary level instead. I feel better now.

And this is not getting my [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles segment for Friday rewritten. I asked [livejournal.com profile] sahiya for a sanity check on some backstory/ mythology and got way more than I bargained for. (Also, in case you were wondering, no evidence of sanity was discovered.) I really appreciate her taking the time as busy as she is these days, and wish her luck on her own [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles story.
hobgoblinn: (hug willow)
Thanks, first, to everyone who offered support and sympathy over Wee Hob. He's finished his 5th and final draft of his letter, and I am proud of him. For that, anyway.

Thanks also to everyone who responded to my obscure comic book heroine question-- most of the same people as before, I think. Behind the first cut is the sentence I came up with-- does it work for those of you who know what Andrew is talking about? (It works for me and Willow, as we have no idea what he's talking about. But in the interests of verisimilitude....)

Sentence Beta )

And, just for the heck of it, I'll post the meme making the rounds:

Who comments the most on this journal? )

Better get back to it if this bit is to be in shape for a Saturday post. Thanks to anyone who wants to help out. You'll be credited appropriately, of course. And thanks to all those who leave me comments and let me know I'm not alone.
hobgoblinn: (Default)
tagged by [livejournal.com profile] qui_quae_quod

I think I may have done something like this before, but I'll play.

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."

Seven Facts )

If you want to do this, consider yourself tagged.
hobgoblinn: (Giles Book)
Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] angelmischa. Here are my top 5 favorite books, that I can remember in my current state of extreme stress and beer induced wooziness. Due to said wooziness, they are in no particular order:
Top 5 Favorite Reads )

I won't tag anyone, but if you do it, ping me with a link, as I may be a bit busy this weekend.
hobgoblinn: (snape detention)
I think this is a slightly different list than the one currently making the rounds, but I cannot make myself do the formatting required manually just now. But if anyone wants to see it, there it is. Maybe next year.

Wasn't a terrible day at work.... )
tnl_awards pimpage )
'This could be mathier.' Wee Hob and the Mathematics Experiments. )
hobgoblinn: (Giles Book)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] ladyforash:




You're Ulysses!

by James Joyce

Most people are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared
to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense. What people do
understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once
brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in
the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you
additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero.




Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.




Ok. I feel better now.

Random

Jun. 19th, 2008 08:30 pm
hobgoblinn: (snape detention)
First: cool map. )

And the mathadventures of wee hob )

That's really all for now. I have ch9 of In Loco nearly ready for beta and a start on 10. But I really need to get cracking on Summer of Giles here. Soon.
hobgoblinn: (Default)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] willowgreen and [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat:

The first five people who reply to this post, and who re-post this challenge: YOU WIN!!!

For your prize, I will send you a gift.

It might be something I've made, or something cool from my hidden stash of obscure grooviness. It might be a rubber duck, or a toy, or a pretty picture, or a book I think you might enjoy. A useful object, a tchotchke, a piece of jewelry, or something else that is taking up room in my house.

Whatever it is, I promise I will get it to you in 30 days of your posted comment or less, and you must give me your mailing address. Even if you think I already have it. (Comments screened to protect addresses.)

Except, I have no "hidden stash of obscure grooviness." Not sure what to do about that. But I'll do my best.
hobgoblinn: (Default)
Music Meme - tagged by [livejournal.com profile] beatrice_otter:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem, Op. 66 (Yeah, the whole thing. Particularly the Dies Irae)
Aaron Copland "Fanfare for the Common Man"
Claire Pelletier - "Kabir Kouba"
Loreena McKennitt - The Mask and the Mirror (Album) - particularly "Bonny Swans"
Morten Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna
Semisonic - "Closing Time" (I almost never listen to the radio, but recently I did and heard this and really liked it, so I bought it from iTunes)
Harry Gregson-Williams - Chronicles of Narnia Sountrack (Particularly"Only the Beginning of the Adventure")

All of these are on my "In Loco Parentis" Playlist. I also have an albums playlist, where the tracks play in album order, not the order I set for the other playlist. Good writing/ programming/ not killing annoying co-workers music, all.

I've never been tagged specifically for a meme, and it was kinda cool. So, I'll tag back, but I won't be offended if you decide to blow me off. I tag [livejournal.com profile] clavally, [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs, [livejournal.com profile] sniggs, [livejournal.com profile] esmestrella, [livejournal.com profile] sahiya, [livejournal.com profile] gillo, [livejournal.com profile] whitestar_alpha

(Woulda tagged [livejournal.com profile] antennapedia, but [livejournal.com profile] beatrice_otter got her first.)

And now, I better get to work on "In Loco," since I will be attending the Spring Camporee with my Wee Hob this weekend. There was a waitlist for it, and we hadn't signed up during the Grounding, but I just found out we got bumped up. They'll be earning the Railroading Merit Badge. I, however, will not be able to take my laptop. Guess I'll have to rough it and use a fountain pen. Shame I can't read my handwriting anymore....
hobgoblinn: (doomsday)
And this comes as no surprise.

Winnie the Pooh Meme )

***
In other news, I am weathering the Blizzard quite well. As a native of Dallas-Fort Worth, where 3 inches of snow happened only a couple of times in my childhood and was a Big Deal, the 7 we've got so far is kinda cool. I was a moron yesterday to go in to work, though in my defense, it was not doing Anything when I left. Took a very long time to get back home, even leaving early. And Cincinnati drivers are seriously deranged. But I have no need or desire to get out today, so all shall be well. Really. Hope everyone else is safe and snug.

Think I'll try to get some writing done today.

ETA: Wee Hob is Tigger. Is anybody surprised?
hobgoblinn: (giggle)
Okay, I should be finishing my judging for SOTHA since my scores are due Tomorrow, but I took a break to catch up on my flist, and I saw that the great Lady [livejournal.com profile] gileswench has quite an impressive rating for her journal: NC17 to be exact. On a lark, I clicked on the link and got this:



And what content prompted this rating, you ask?

shoot - 2x
kill - 1x

Here's what got me-- I am almost sure all three words are from posts relating to Wee Hob and his goofy antics at school recently.

My journal is PG because of my son. Who needs (and is still getting) way more parental guidance just now than he wants....

We now return you to your regularly scheduled lj surfing. First day of new classes seems to have gone well, though.

ETA: I see that she Started with a G rating and deliberately moved it up with gratuitous language in later posts. Which makes my PG rating on the first go even more hilarious. I assume the program takes a sampling of the most recent posts in a journal, not the entire content of same....
hobgoblinn: (Default)
If anyone's interested, [livejournal.com profile] juno_magic, whose great fic "The Apprentice and the Necromancer" I have been following lately, has opened a writing community up from LotR to the world at large: [livejournal.com profile] there_n_back. I started to respond to the questions, then realized my answer is probably too long to fit in a comment, so....

Go check out the community if you like. But Don't click below unless you want to know way too much about my fandoms, favorite stories (Hard to pick-- only 3?) and WIPs (which you already know way too much about, if you're on my f-list.)

Writing Question Responses for new Community )
hobgoblinn: (red_snowflake)
A dispatch from the land of hobgoblinn:

I've now got a few choristers willing to share some stories of K for her son-- this might work out well. I realized I didn't have enough substantive to say on my own, but I rightly figured they would, having been in her life a good deal longer than I. So things are slowly getting better on that front. My own bit does not have to be great; my main contribution will be compiler/ editor, bugging people for stuff to put in the book.

I have been getting some cool images of a late scene in the sequel to Lost Boys-- I'm still working out what it's about, but I think I have an almost plot to go with the scenes that got cranked out for Nano. Sadly, I tend to get these flashes when I am in the middle of important things like, oh, Driving, or attending mandatory meetings with dull but important personages who will not be amused by my literary aspirations. Particularly if I take plot notes or record snippets of dialogue on their meeting agendas....

It will be a very long weekend, and not in the good way. Lots of services to sing. The school decided wee Hob and I are "needy" because he is growing so fast I can't keep him in pants that are long enough for him, and he tends to bring odd things to school for lunch, when he doesn't forget entirely. I am kind of overwhelmed by the generosity, really. And lord knows, it will help. But we're going out tomorrow night to take care of the real meaning of Christmas, which is to give stuff to other people, preferably in sneaky, fun ways. It's good we're waiting so late, as wee hob has absolutely No ability to keep a secret. None. He's just bursting to tell. It's really kind of funny.

But just now, here's a meme I saw on [livejournal.com profile] father_turtle's journal tonight. I thought I'd give it a shot:

Cut Because I Love my f-list )
hobgoblinn: (snape framed)
Yeah, you know the drill. I did this meme several months ago, but recently new friends sucked me in while I was diligently not working on my novel.

Reply to this entry and I will...

1. Tell you why I friended you (if I can remember, that is).
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, 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. (recent meme-ists are exempt)

If you have my response from a previous version of this, it might be entertaining to see if my recollections have changed. Old Age does that to one, or so I am told.
hobgoblinn: (smack_me_nano2006)
Trick or Treat Meme )

Well, since Wee Hob is a much better beta than a room cleaner (and he's had a good 3 days of fair warning and has made some very bad time management choices) he is not trick or treating tonight. So the above is the extent of my observance of the season. Happy All Hallows Eve to all.

Anybody else excited about Nano? You still have until midnight to get in on the [livejournal.com profile] mini_nanowrimo action-- go over and join/commit at least 100 words a day for this month. Don't let me suffer alone. Go on-- you know you want to. You choose your word count. It'll be fun.

I apologize in advance if I neglect anyone over the next month (who am I kidding? I'll be obsessively checking LJ to avoid writing.....)

And hey-- does anybody know where this icon came from? I contacted one possible maker, but I haven't heard back. I'd like to update it for 07, but I have no idea how. But I do like it.
ETA: [livejournal.com profile] ishtaritu has come forward-- go check out her journal, or the comments below and snap up this year's version! Thanks, lady.

And [livejournal.com profile] headrush100 and [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat, I will get you back! I think it's beyond funny that I get an eraser from you, though, 'cat.

Night all.
hobgoblinn: (crucifix slytherin)
Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

I have the day off tomorrow, so I have 3 days to finish "Lost Boys" (and clean house, and go out with a friend tomorrow, and, and, and....) I have one more paragraph to write on the current ch14 draft, then I have to mash two versions into one, excising the dross and taking the best from both. Or the least bad, at this stage of the game. And then, a postmortem. And of course, posting the next few parts. Yeah, this is do-able.

First, though, I think the litter box is kind of overdue for a cleaning..... Or is that wee hob's room?

Hob

ps-- gacked from [livejournal.com profile] keladry_lupin

Book Meme

Oct. 8th, 2007 09:58 pm
hobgoblinn: (Default)
Yeah, Okay. I'll bite. Here's my list. Stuff I've read is bolded. Stuff I want to read is underlined. Stuff I read but couldn't finish is italicized and stuff I didn't like is strike through. ETA - I'm told * are for read more than once. I'll count those Started more than once, as well.

I can see a lot of stuff I never would have read but for class, mostly in high school. Also, it's got to really leave an impression for me to hate a book. I might give up on it, but that's a very different thing.

I've been trying lately to get myself to a place where I can read and get through James Joyce. As a concept his writing sounds fascinating-- using images and ideas almost like musical themes that recombine later in unexpected ways. But even though I can sometimes (with help) glimpse the structure, I can't muster the effort necessary to persevere. Maybe I need to find a lj community devoted to reading Joyce or something. Given the insanity in the world at large, there's doubtless such a group out here.

Scary how many of these I have never even heard of, too....

book meme )
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