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5 things meme Mar. 5th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm
Original rules: Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

And if you do comment, I probably will do it!

[ profile] velithya gave me these... eventually.


I am a history major. I also love it. I spent all today in the library working on history things, spent a couple of hours peering at microform copies of ancient newspapers. For me, there's a thrill in it, and a fascination that's certainly not reduced by seeing the parallels and cycles of history, amid the grander interplay of forces that drive and shape the form of it. There's nothing like seeing a comment written in the 18th century that could be perfectly applied to the current financial storm. There is nothing new in the world, and that? Is exciting.


At this point, I honestly can't remember what started the decision process that lead to me taking up judo when I was 9. I wanted to do martial arts, I know, but I wasn't allowed to do karate because it was too violent; instead, we went to a nearby judo club, and I fell in love. I still love it. I still want to go back to it. There's an art in it, and a physical poetry in the movements, in the form of fighting that is explicitly gentle, and, I freely confess, a pleasure in pitting your body against someone else's and an exultation in winning.


I've been writing for as long as I can remember. The first stories, which I'm vaguely sad I lost, were self-insertion fantasies in the Pern universe... when I was about seven, written on my family's then-fabulous 8086 computer, which had a big, clunky red power switch on the side, a 20MB hard drive that seemed huge, and 5 1/4" disks of games you had to boot into to load. I had my own drive on the computer. I was G:\ and I had a whole megabyte all to myself.

My output has fluctuated over the years, but my quality has, I think, increased. My latest completed work was co-written, which was brilliant, because my co-author's strengths fit my weaknesses perfectly - and vice-versa. I think we produced an awesome, awesome work.


... I haven't had it cut in about three years, it's getting long, and she sometimes brushes and braids it for me. She has some associations with my hair. I have a lot of hair. It is thick and curly and dark brown. I don't know what else to say about my hair.


So, my semi-obsession with pineapple? (Which I haven't been eating nearly enough of, lately.) TOTALLY HER FAULT. When I switched to eating gluten-free, all the delicious things I was used to eating with [ profile] velithya tended to have pineapple in them, because we'd made Hawaiian Vel-Style Nachos and all, and I just discovered that many, many things are more delicious with pineapple. And it's good for you, shut up. PINEAPPLE IS JUST REALLY TASTY.

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