Questions from elance:
1. Hmm. When you look at a pretty woman, what is it about her that makes her pretty? Body shape, hair colour, the way she moves, something else...?
The fact that she's br--
(And no, "the fact that she's breathing" doesn't count. *grin*)
I guess it's too late at this point to deny my boobie-fetish, right? I just love breasts, of all shapes and sizes, with the exception of artificially blown-up ones the size of, say, my head. A nice handful is ideal.
Other than the tits, it's hard to say, and depends on the woman. The way she carries herself, mostly. I love women who can walk down the street like she's dancing, completely unselfconcious and just content, with life, with herself, with the world.
2. If you could go anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, and stay there for two weeks, where would you go?
Erk. Um. Rome, probably. But not in summer, never again in summer. Or possibly New Yorl City, with the same disclaimer.
3. Say you're reading a LOTR fic, and you come across a phrase or word that is unmistakably modern. Do you hit back immediately, or proceed with caution?
Oooh, tough one. Depends how jarring it is, really. Some phrases are very modern, but don't immediately call a certain image to mind, whereas on the other hand you've "like" and "totally", which will have me scrambling for the back button like a madwoman. It also depends on the story--if it's a pairing I really want to read, and of which there aren't a lot of stories, I'll be a lot more forgiving than I'd be under different circumstances.
4. I'm stealing your aliens. Suppose they landed, took over, and, seeing something special in you, offered you the job of Queen of the World. What would be the first law you would pass?
... Oddly enough, I'd quite possibly immediately abscond and then lead the rebellion against my successor, thus becoming Glorious Leader Melle. Once the Revolution has come, and I, Glorious Leader Melle, am once again in charge of the world, then I'd start passing laws. And I'd start by redistributing the wealth in the world.
5. You have the chance to meet up with J. K. Rowling, and hit her over the head with one of her own books, while of course yelling the phrase of your choice, no consequences. Which Harry Potter do you hit her over the head with, and what do you yell?
Oh, dear. You should't tempt me like this, you know. :D Er, probably Philospher's Stone, as it's the smallest one, and I don't want to do any permanent damage, here. And I'll probably end up yelling "Buy a calculator!" because I'm original like that.
Right, so I finally remembered the notes I'd taken during last week's RotK viewing, and transferred them to the computer.
( Pre-movie notes. )
You'll note how the notes become more and more sparse (and cryptic, heh) nearing the end, and I've no notes at all for after Shelob, mostly because I was too busy sniffling to think about anything else.
Melle: *attempts to reserve ticket for RotK tonight*
UGC web site: *plays silly buggers*
UGC web site: "Thank you for reserving a ticket for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for Monday, 5 April 2004."
Melle: "Oh no! Now I'll have to go see it again on Monday! The pain! The hardship!" UGC web site: "Love ya too, babe." Melle: :D
Escapade Countdown: 13 days
First and foremost: Everybody's Free (To get A LiveJournal). Brilliant stuff.
And on a similar note, I've no idea what the recent popslash kerfuffle is all about, except that it involves the book incident and something about it has now actually reached Belgian news. So let me go on record as saying I'd really rather not know, all right?
And yes, spammers, that goes for you, too. I've no desire to see Janet's boob.
In other news, according to the poll, my Creepy Het OTP gets no love except from sivan (thank you, sweetie!), and Celeborn and Galadriel are just one vote short of a three-way tie with Legolas and Gimli and the Twins.
Since I've the final word in this, the AlphaSmart shall henceforth be known as Gimli. Here's hoping I won't have to wait too long for a new computer to give Gimli his Legolas. although, as I believe ruby_fruit pointed out, this name will probably result in my computer pointing out the obvious a lot. ("It looks like you're trying to write a letter." "No shit, Sherlock?")
Instructor: When someone's on fire, it's important they don't run around, because that fuels the fire.
Melle: Also, they could topple off a cliff.
Apparently Only Other Person In Class Who's Seen RotK: *snicker*
Rest of class: Weh?
ruby_fruit and I are babbling about Éowyn and Faramir's wedding (this is after we'd already planned out Arwen and Aragorn's). Arwen snogged Faramir, Aragorn was groping Éowyn, and Galadriel was carried off somewhere by a not-dead Boromir, Thandruil is being a pervy old man and causing Legolas to drown his sorrows with Éomer and Gimli.
Melle: Gimli: "All the rooms are occupied by horny elves. Except for your father, who is currently dancing on the table, naked. Have a drink."
Amy: Legolas: *squeezes eyes shut* "Notlookingnotlookingnotlooking." *downs beer* "Have we invented tequila yet?"
Secondly, some H/D recs for rane_ab:
Haeddu is the story I told you about on Sunday. I beta'ed this, so I'm kind of obligated to rec it ;) but it's a really good story, seriously. I think this was one of the stories I actually gave to my youngest brother to get him into slash.
Shalott's stories are also great, andmore on my reasons for thinking so is here.
There's also some really good non-H/D recs here.
If anyone has any recs to add, do feel free. :D
These are a mixture of my favourite moments from the books and random out of context quotes, some happy, somefunny, some sad. Caveat lector, and all that.
Have just returned from semi-improntu meeting with sileas and rane_ab to watch RotK (fourth time for me, second for them). Had much fun, but must learn to control urge to babble when in slasher company.
Anyway. ( Notes. )
Ang: So I'm reading what I can find on Library of Moria, and I think some people need to be severely educated about one particular thing: HOBBITS ARE NOT CREAMY.
I mean, sure, a slightly toasted halfling is a tasty trate for any troll, but I've never heard them described as "creamy." "Good with ketchup," perhaps.