July 30th, 2006

Giles/Buffy washed out

Oh noes! linguistic profile meme

Your Linguistic Profile:
50% Yankee
35% General American English
10% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

The Yankee percentage is not nearly high enough. For instance, the water fountain question did not include the term I grew up using for it ("bubbler"). Neither did the carbonated beverage question ("tonic"). For a more thorough exploration of American English dialects, see this awesome site with dialect maps of the US.
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As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list — I've got a little list
Of undead demonic scum who should be stuck underground,
And who never would be missed — they never would be missed!
comfort me


I am assailed with doubts about my plot. Gonna try to push through them and finish a draft anyway, even if it turns out I must tear it to pieces. Bwaaah! I'm not good enough to be writing this story!

Oh noes! a meme to make me feel good!

9/9 Genius
You are 80% knowledgable and 100% intellectual.
Amazing! You have an incredible brain (intellect) and a powerhouse of information (knowledge)! Keep up the impressive work-- we all bow to you.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on knowledge
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You scored higher than 99% on intellect
Link: The Knowledge vs. Intellect Test written by rattytintinface on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

I had no effing clue who the first prime minister of Australia was. Sorry, Aussies. But (and this is the trick to these tests), I was able to eliminate the current one & one of the other names, thus giving myself a 50% chance of guessing it.

And I now return to being defeated by my plot, which is cleverer and more fiendish than I.

GIP! Holmes and LPW

It's a GIP! I've been icon-hunting while Mr Pedia reads the Holmes story and complains that I need to make my ACD/Watson voice more florid.

Check out artintheblood's Holmes & Wimsey icons. Nice, nice. The icons include this lovely one featuring the wonderful Eric Porter as Moriarty. Of course I am all about Porter's Soames Forsyte, Mr Sulky, but I also think his Moriarty was appropriately reptilian.
Holmes/Watson forward

Goal met

I did in fact just finish a draft of the Holmes story. 17.5K words. It's not so bad. There's a darling I have to cut, and the Latin incantations still to write, but that stuff can be done any time. I'm still not sure I want to let other people read it just yet. Not until I've had a chance to read it start to finish, cold, and iron out the worst of the infelicities in the prose.

Sorry for all the yammering today. Six posts. Jeebus.