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Dinner break means it's time once again for Farting Around on the Internet!

Today's installment of Farting Around on the Internet comes to you in the form of the Userpic Meme, which I am miming from Copperbadge, who is currently in the midst of a hacker crisis. With this meme I salute you! May the gods smile upon you and bring defeat to the Russian hacker poets!

Instructions (as best I remember them): Post an assortment of your userpics. If you have more than 20, post every other one. If you have more than 50, post every fifth one. Give the background for each of them.

I only have six, as I am a Basic user. (Basic Pride!) If I had more, the difference would probably be made up with Dr Horrible, so be grateful.

Default - I'd always intended to do a portrait for my icon but didn't have any ideas at first, so I grabbed a snippet of what had been my desktop image as a placeholder until I came up with something. Three years later, during downtime on my first actual animation job, I drew this. I've always really liked how Mignola handles portraits so I thought I'd try one myself.
Cheese - Back in 2006 I found solace in the TV adaptation of Michael Frayn's play Copenhagen which I'd listen to while working, often several times a day. It was like drugs. I was introduced to Cheese at about the same time, and he seemed to personify my compulsive fixation on Copenhagen.
Nerd - When I first visited Disney they had dressed up the Atlantis workspace to look like a museum, with a sepia portrait of each character and display case of props relating to them, which had me hooked instantly.* This was Milo's picture. I AM Milo (Act I Milo, anyway) so with this picture's nerdy backstory, what better way to signify a particularly obsessive or esoteric entry?
Stress - Before Copenhagen, my comfort movie was Master and Commander, because there's nothing like the hardships of life at sea and beloved characters dying in battle to raise one's spirits. I particularly identified with Hollom at the time, for various reasons. This screencap is from one of the deleted scenes.
Introspect - A screencap from Copenhagen, edited to fit into a square, this is Heisenberg seeing himself in the mirror from across the room. I use it on introspective posts, which I try to avoid, and tend to be friends-locked when they do appear.
Catharsis - I am a catharsis junkie. Really, it says it all right there. I am extremely emotionally detached in real life so anything that can put me through the vicarious emotional wringer I will return to again and again like a crazed addict. Hit me up with some more of those feelings, man ... ahhhahahah, yeeaaaah.

*The Atlantis Hallway ended up being at least five times cooler than the movie itself. O, for a time machine.
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What a marvellous language this is. )

The snarky version )
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From [livejournal.com profile] sydpad and [livejournal.com profile] tannhaeuser ... The Unread Book Meme )
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Snagged from Tann...

The Books in Order from Favorite to Least Favorite:
1. Prisoner of Azkaban
2. Deathly Hallows
3. Philosopher’s Stone
4. Chamber of Secrets
5. Goblet of Fire
6. Half-Blood Prince
7. Order of the Phoenix

And a whole lot more! )
One small DH spoiler and another one cleverly cloaked
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2D film from a school in France ... [weeps]

Memed from Tann and Salamandersoup
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post a line from the first 10 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: No cheating.

Somehow iTunes managed to avoid all my REALLY obscure stuff, and I didn't have to figure out any 13th century Galician-Portuguese phoenetically. Have fun! Good luck!

1. There are angels in your angles ...
2. The lights go out and I can't be seen ...
3. There's a wrinkle in the water where we laid our first daughter...
4. I am nothing; you are wind and water and sky ... (hint: the sweet folksy ballad is laced with a heavy dose of irony)
5. Now if I help you, it matters that you see this sort of kind of thing is coming hard to me ...
6. Gonna tell everybody all around the world 'bout the sweetest little thing ... (If anyone gets this I will be very surprised)
7. Open sesame seeds, and see what you see ...
8. There is a castle on a cloud ...
9. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the ghastly trees ...
10. What a dream I had, pressed in organdy...


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