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Big Five Word Test Results
Extroversion (32%) moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.
Accommodation (30%) low which suggests you are overly selfish, uncooperative, and difficult at the expense too often of the well being of others.
Orderliness (27%) low which suggests you are overly flexible, random, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense too often of structure, reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.
Emotional Stability (50%) medium which suggests you are moderately relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.
Inquisitiveness (72%) high which suggests you are very intellectual, curious, imaginative but possibly not very practical.
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RESULT: RCUEI 

Personality traits


Bold = definitely me.
Italics = can be me, but not always.
Plain = ish. Sort of. Maybe.
Strikethrough = straight-up wrong.

atheist/agnostic tendencies, unconcerned with public image, lower energy level, does not value tradition, avoidant, does not put the welfare of others above self, not punctual, unproductive, does not believe in human goodness, not easily moved to tears, seldom bothered by the suffering of strangers, insensitive to the needs of others, relaxed, quiet around strangers, tendency to believe only in self, people have trouble reading them but they don't care, late finishing work, acts without planning, withdrawn, rarely too busy, not a perfectionist, uncooperative, not prone to complimenting people, does not believe in life after death, avoids crowds, prefers unpredictable to organized, not passionate about bettering the world's condition, does not second guess self, able to control cravings, calm in crisis, ambivalent to the feelings of others, believes in the importance of art, dislikes small talk, socially uncomfortable, private, not known for generosity, acts without consulting others, hard to get to know, not easily frustrated, interested in intellectual pursuits, not open about feelings, loner, asks many questions, open to change, influenced more by self than others, bored at work

Ideal Careers

Bold = I'd love to be that!
Italics = I like the idea, probably wouldn't like the reality.
Plain = meh.
Strikethrough = I would hate that job's guts.

philosopher, scientist, philosophy professor, video game designer, astronomer, aerospace engineer, author, nuclear engineer, astronaut, assassin, anthropologist, research scientist, archeologist, researcher, strategist, computer scientist, software engineer, game designer, software developer, genetics researcher, freelance writer, paleontologist, engineer, software designer, egyptologist, geneticist, biotechnology, physicist, book editor, scholar, political scientist, historian, novelist, biochemist, sound engineer, computer programmer, chemical engineer, screenwriter, audio engineer, comic book artist, pilot, computer technician, museum curator, computer engineer, computer animator, international spy, chemist, bookseller, academic, college professor, bounty hunter, poet, fighter pilot, biomedical engineer, computer consultant, biologist, web designer, bookstore owner, civil engineer, computer repair tech, microbiologist, playwrite, forest ranger, artist, network engineer, political analyst, composer, neurologist, botanist, professional musician, film director, mechanical engineer, linguist, mercenary, theologian, systems engineer, web developer, dictator, history professor, webmaster, digital artist, cartoonist, cinematographer, architect



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So. A New Year.

 Last year was going so well, until the last few hours killed it. In its defence, I managed to write 1,300 words last night of an entry that I was going to post. Re-reading it this morning, it's possibly better that it stays private. I was in an interesting place, emotionally. I actually find it fascinating how my voice swings throughout the piece. But I digress, as ever. 

Birthday was good. I got together with Amy and Bas and Fronk, and we had a PnP session almost as lolarious as the first. I'm sad to say I don't remember many of the details, although I do recall Rerin sleeping with Bones the ninja-medic, which saved him the first two times Fronk's character decided to kill him during the night. 

The moral of this story is, of course, to simply bludgeon your victim with your gun rather than risking a misfire. Isn't that right, Fronk?

At this time of year, there are two lists to be made - the haul and the resolutions. 

First things first, the haul (which covers both birthday and Christmas): 
- Two sonic screwdrivers, one of which I cannot open the battery compartment of, because my non-sonic screwdrivers have been 'borrowed'.
- Two miniature sonic screwdrivers which are actually styluses for my DS
- Fable III
- Advance Wars: Dual Strike and Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
- Dragon Quest IX
- Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
- The first 12 books of Wheel of Time (seriously, mother. What. TWELVE.)
- Chocolate, most of which has been eaten
- Lemony Flutter (<3) and a couple of other Lush products
- Some perfume (...yeah. Nice try, bro. Imma stick that on my shelf because it's a pretty bottle anyway.)
- A Quite Interesting book from Amy
- 'The Dwarves' by Markus Heitz from Fronk
- An awesome picture of Varner by Rachel
- Glow in the dark gloves
- A concierge bell (idk anymore than you do, guys)
- A butterfly in a jar
- A light tracer
- The beginning of the duck army (five small ones that change colour in hot water)
- Maybe some other stuff I forgot because I'm sleepy and just generally a ditz. 

And the resolutions:
- Water (and less Diet Coke =/)
- Walking (and other exercise)
- Writing (10,000 a week. Obviously achievable.)

I guess I ought to review the year, or something. I'll do that in a subsequent post, I think. 

Anyway. TELL ME, PEOPLE. HOW WAS YOUR NEW YEAR?

Fire Emblem: MYU Playthrough [PtII]

So continues my Make Yourself Useful playthrough of Fire Emblem. I chose to go for Hector Hard Mode, because I'm stupidly masochistic. Also, I'm playing permadeath. Hurrr. 

Life isn"t fair, especially in Fire Emblem.Collapse )
Midnight word count? 19,648. 

Am I happy with it? No. 

Am I happy it's over? Yes. 

Am I happy I survived until the end because of the awesome support of a few particular friends? Yes. 

Am I masochistic enough to be attempting this again in 2 weeks' time? 

...sadly, that last one is also a yes. 

Writing Meme

 taken from hooves and myaru ~
Post the first lines from your last 20 stories. Do you see a pattern?


20 lines below the cutCollapse )


Firstly, this was difficult because I don't have that many stories since I came here (it's only been a month). The above aren't in any order, and aren't strictly correct - one was left out because it would tie me to a certain fic on the FE Kink Meme, and I'm not prepared to allow that yet. Then there are another couple that are currently AWOL, which is a shame, because I actually really liked one of them (don't know what the first line was, though). 

In the way of 'patterns', I can't really see any. I thought more of them would start with dialogue. I almost always use third-person, but I switch between past and present tense from one story to another. It's about an even split between fandom and original fiction. Idk. 
 So. My first playthrough of the Make Yourself Useful ruleset, using Fire Emblem 7. I've completed Lyn mode at this point, and am wondering whether or not to implement another rule or not. Quite simply, I didn't manage all the way through without losing a single character, as I had hoped. I can actually get away with killing them, that's fine (well, not fine, but bearable). The thing is that in Eliwood/Hector mode, I get characters back that I lost (as I recall, anyway), and I'm not sure whether to mirror that in this ruleset or not. 

I 'lost' several characters playing through Lyn's mode. They effectively died according to the restrictions imposed by this particular ruleset. Calla thinks I should allow myself to use them again. I'm not so sure. 

Anyway. I digress. Here's the MYU playthrough of Lyn mode. 


LET"S GOCollapse )

Fire Emblem Ruleset: Make Yourself Useful

 GROUND RULES

- Each character in play during a chapter must gain a level during that chapter. If they fail to do so, they become permanently benched, and the player is unable to use them again for the duration of the playthrough. 

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I'm still working out the difficulty level of this ruleset, so bear with me as I play this through and adjust things. Also, feel free to try it out and offer feedback and/or optional rules. =]

I was going to write something here

 And then I didn't - or at least, not the specific thing that I was originally going to write. I spent ages last night thinking about something, and I was going to post about it. Then I realised that most of you already know about most of it, and I'm not sure... Well, 'unprepared' isn't exactly the right word, because I'm fairly sure I was at least in the right set of mind to talk about it last night. So maybe it's just I'm not sure I want to talk about it, or need to talk about it anymore. 

I am being incredibly vague. Sorry. 

Let's do my usual thing of glossing over my life with a meme, shall we? A few people have started asking me about what I want for Christmas, and I remember a meme on deviantART a few years back where you posted 10 things you'd love for Christmas, ranging from the feasible to the downright outrageous. So let's go!


In no particular order...Collapse )



Oh, and I'm tagging all of you, flist, because I want to see your lists (even if I do already know what I'm getting some of you). Calla especially, BECAUSE SHE WILL NOT TELL ME WHAT SHE WANTS. D<

Massive favour to ask of my entire f-list

 As part of a university assignment, we have to get as many hits as possible on the one-minute films that we created. It'll LITERALLY only take a minute to watch. I'd also be very grateful if some of you would be so kind as to link it to friends and acquaintances. <3

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