7 things about me
lurkingwombat
1. I like to collect. Whether it be books, comics, tv shows, or various other sundry and miscellaneous items, i like a good collection of things.

2. When i was younger i had quite a hair trigger temper.  All sorts of violent acts would follow from throwing someone i was mad at into a wall, slapping my father in the face (bad move) or calling my mother a bitch. As i have gotten older, i have managed to get my temper much more under control.

3. I talk to myself. Whether i am by myself or with people, it doesn't matter.  Always have.

4. I am an incurable optimist.  Always looking on the shiny side of the cloud and putting out bridges when i can.

5. I can scratch the inside of my thoat when it gets itchy.  Which tends to happen when i eat things that i am allergic to.  Good thing i have this little talent then don't ya think? :)

6. When i write poetry (and i do when my muse strikes me) i only like to do it in rhyme.  Guess i am not a fan of free form or i haven't experimented enough with it.

7.  I like Chaos.  Always have.  Spontaneity is fun.  So having said that, i am adding an "8." to this meme and asking the three people i know who look at this to add a quirk that i haven't put down.  And if more people look at this, then feel free to comment as well.

8.

the TV show Meme thing
lurkingwombat

TV Meme
Gakked from CaffieneKitty  who got it from dodger-winslow

1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Underline the shows you own on DVD (or VHS, or other permanently recorded media) (at least one season).
4. Post your answers.
5. Turn it Red if you own ALL the seasons on DVD
50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex in the City
45. Farscape
44. Cracker
43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses
41. Band of Brothers
40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted
35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood 
30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under
26. Red Dwarf
25.Futurama
24. Twin Peaks 
23. The Office
22. The Shield
21. Angel
20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who 
15 Heroes 
14. Firefly 
13. Battlestar Galactica - only Classic Series
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld
10. Spaced 
09. The X Files
08 The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24 
05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy The Vampire Slayer 
01. The Simpsons


Other shows i own (leaving out cartoon series):
Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Adventures of Sinbad
Automan
Andromeda
Beastmaster

Being Human
Bionic Woman
Birds of Prey

Bloodties
Boy Meets World
Buck Rogers

Burn Notice
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
Castle
Children of the Stones

Chuck
Criss Angel Mind Freak
Dark Angel
Dead Like Me
Defying Gravity
Demons
Diary of a Call Girl
Doc
Dresden Files
Due South
Earth: Final Conflict
Eureka
Flash
Fraggle Rock

Grand Star
Greatest American Hero
Hercules: Legendary Journeys

Hex
Highlander
Hilarious House of Frightenstein
Invisible Man

Invisibles
Jack of All Trades
Jason of Star Command
Knight Rider

Krod Mandoon
Leverage
Lexx
Listener
Littlest Hobo
Lois and Clark

Lost World
Mad about You
Man From Atlantis
Manimal
Master
Max Headroom

Middleman
Moonlight

Mr. Merlin
Mutant X
Muppet Show
My Own Worst Enemy
Night Court
Nightman
Number One Ladies Detective Agency
Numbers
Primeval

Psych
Pushing Daisies
Raven
Robin of Sherwood
Rockford Files

Sarah Jane Adventures
Sanctuary
Seaquest DSV
Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
Secrets of Isis
Six Million Dollar Man
Space 1999
Stargate SG1
Stargate Atlantis
Stingray
Strange Luck
Streethawk
Supernatural
Swiss Family Robinson
Tales of the Gold Monkey
Tomorrow People
Torchwood
Trueblood
Ultraviolet
Veritas
Warehouse 13

Wayne and Shuster
Wonderfalls
Young Blades


Happy Birthday
lurkingwombat
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to me :)

My Day: (taken from Wikipedia)

October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Halloween costume
lurkingwombat
So i figure this year i could dress all in black, paint my face and wear an Ankh around my neck. Then i would periodically lift the Ankh to my lips and bite gently on it every so often...i would be an
Ankh-le biter.  :)

dream i had last night dealing with the show Supernatural.
lurkingwombat
People on this forum are influencing me a little too much, i figure, as last night I had a dream dealing with the show Supernatural.
Not exactly aligning with the show as i haven't seen much of it to have it permanently implanted in my subconscious.
I will type out what i dreamed and then in brackets where it may have come from. Some of it may be a little choppy as I am typing what i remember in a rough order of how it happened.
So:
It starts out that I am in a Latin American Pueblo or at least an open-air Spanish-style fort (Think Zorro)  sorting thru materials for recycling purposes. Off in the corner i spy a bundle of newspapers. It is a local one called the "Bulletin". They are sitting in a pool of water and have gotten damp and therefore aren't able to be delivered to the houses on a paper route (the other night i was driving down a road where my brother and i used to deliver papers to and i was remembering)  and they have ended up here. A fellow came up to me and told me the papers were full of mold and had to be burned.  So i got together some discarded paperback and hard cover books and started to build a circle to burn both those and the newspapers in (every so often I tease a Page {students who put books away}  at the library that I am going to have a huge bonfire and burn lots of discarded books). One of the other volunteers rushes over to me and tells me that i can't burn the books and paper in the middle of the fort and that i have to take all of it to a recycling bin for paper.  So i gather it all up and take it over.  Then my shift is over.
Next:
So J and I are in a diner near the fort and talking and having lunch. The diner is pretty busy and the Cook comes out from the kitchen every so often to look over the clientele.  He is a big fellow wearing a stained white apron and looks big, stubbly and greasy.
Then i notice over at a table to the left of us, the Winchester Brothers are sitting there talking and eating. 
Sort of like a tv show, the conversation fades around us and i can hear them talking.
They see the cook and motion him over to the table and when he joins them, they pull out some official look badges and say something about being on a hunt and has the cook seen anything strange in the area.  All of a sudden, the cook grows horns and his eyes start glowing red and he starts to growl.  The brothers look at each other and yell that "This isn't good!!" and the leap up from the table as the glowing-eyed, horned cook grabs the bolted-to-the-floor-table and rips it up and tosses it underhanded.  Everyone in the diner is startled and jumps up.  A bunch of patrons including us run out into the parking lot as Dean pulls out a wicked looking machine gun from under his coat. Sam herds the remaining people out into the parking lot.
I (as myself) fade from the dream and i am now looking on from the perspective of Dean and as a disembodied spectator from above watching as if it was a show.
The cook sees the gun Dean is wielding and leaps the store counter and runs for the kitchen. Dean chases him past several employees. As he is running he yells "Don't mind the gun, it is a water gun" and pats the gun as he starts firing at the Cook. ( I watched the Proms episode of Doctor Who and there is a water gun involved - yay subconscious)
The water hits the back of the demonic cook and he starts smoking and sizzling. Turns out the machine gun is filled with Holy Water. Stills sounds like a machine gun when fired but shoots streams of water.
Scene shifts:
 {Disembodied spectator mode)
J is outside keeping away from the the crowd of people milling around when Sam comes up to her and tells her not to worry about what happened and that he is sure everything inside is fine. The scene fleshes out some as it scans around the people milling and there are crashes heard from inside what appears to be a sort-of strip mall where the diner is located at one end.
Then the scene shifts again, and J and Sam's arms are entwined around each other and they are kissing quite heavily in the middle of the parking lot.  (J mentioned that from what she has seen she likes Sam more than Dean so my brain went with that, i guess)
Scene shifts to the inside of the really long kitchen, where Dean is still chasing and firing at the demonic Cook. Then all of a sudden the gun dribbles a bit of water out of the muzzle and Dean shouts "OH CRAP" and then "HOLY WATER REFILL HERE, like NOW!!" At this point he realizes that Sam is not behind him. The Cook who is wounded, smoking, and mad as hell turns around  and grins evilly and starts after Dean.
Dean runs outside pushing open a glass and metal door (think of the ones from the Bookstore) and startling a couple of girls who were about to enter the shop. So Dean is standing outside looking for Sam and you can see the Cook charging for the door in sort-of slow motion. Dean sees Sam still locking lips with J and yells that he needs a Holy Water clip (???) for the gun. No reaction from the couple standing and snogging in the lot.
One of the girls that Dean startled says that she has some Holy Water in a vial around her neck. It is an heirloom from her grand-mother. Just as the Demonic Cook comes crashing thru the door, Dean grabs the pendant from around the girls neck, rips off the top of the vial and throws the contents on the demon.  The water goes straight thru the Cook killing him instantly. Dean reasons that the water was extra powerful as it was given with love and was quite old. (Yeah, i don't know and this is my brain) Dean thanks the girl and tells her she may want to refill the vial at some point just in case. The girl and her friend are in shock that the water killed the charging cook. Who still happens to have horns growing out of his forehead.
Dean then turns away from the girls and the body and starts to march over to his brother and J who are still wrapped around each other.

That's where it ends, i think. At least i can't remember anything else about it.  Sorry to people who read this but there was no salt involved at all even though when i know that it is involved with stopping demons in the show.
And, i also know that the behavior of Sam in my dream may fit Dean more but it was definitely the image of Sam who was in the parking lot
And no, at no time did i view from Sam's eyes. "I" was either myself, disembodied, or Dean chasing the Cook
Hope you had fun reading :)

i am tasty
lurkingwombat
Seems some bugs think i am very tasty.  At least that would be the reason that i currently have 4  red itchy welts on my legs. Glad i have some of that Afterbite stuff but still even with it on these are still irritating

new quote of the week
lurkingwombat
Best quote i have heard all week (thanks to Batman Brave and Bold cartoon)
"Let's bust some heads for Peace!" - OMAC

my Robotic name
lurkingwombat

RODNEY, Your robot name is :

R.O.D.N.E.Y.: Robotic Organism Designed for Nocturnal Exploration and Yelling

Fantasy writer Meme taken from Caffienekitty who took it from Bubblesbrnaid
lurkingwombat

Your result for Which fantasy writer are you? ...

Lian Hearn (b. 1942)

-1 High-Brow, 11 Violent, 1 Experimental and 19 Cynical!

Lian Hearn (b. 1942)

Congratulations! You are Low-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical! These concepts are defined below.

Lian Hearn is the pen name used by Australian author Gillian Rubinstein when writing theTale of the Otori series, beginning with Across the Nightingale Floor (2002). The trilogy (which has spawned a sequel and a prequel) was a great success, becoming bestsellers world-wide and being published in more than thirty countries. Part of the reason for the series' success is probably that it is traditional fantasy but with a twist: The books are set in a country resembling feudal Japan, rather than some vaguely European environment. This setting gives Hearn a great opportunity to explore themes such as war, revenge, power hunger and clashes between cultures, all of which makes for an occasionally very violent tale, where nothing is ever coated in sugar. The books also feature at least one strong and very believable female character. While there have been japanese-style fantasy written by Westerners earlier (such as the Book of Years series by Peter Morwood), Hearn uses the brilliant technique of describing her world from inside, calling typical japanese phenomena by generic names rather than exoticising Japanese terms. Thus, swords are called swords, not katanas, we hear of wrestlers and realize that they are sumo wrestlers, characters eat bean curd rather than tofu, etc. All in all, Hearn has succesfully expanded the borders of what can be done within the genre, while still writing for a mass audience!

 You are also a lot like C S Lewis.

If you want something more gentle, try Orson Scott Card.

If you'd like a challenge, try your exact opposite, Susan Cooper.

Your score

This is how to interpret your score: Your attitudes have been measured on four different scales, called 1) High-Brow vs. Low-Brow, 2) Violent vs. Peaceful, 3) Experimental vs. Traditional and 4) Cynical vs. Romantic. Imagine that when you were born, you were in a state of innocence, a tabula rasa who would have scored zero on each scale. Since then, a number of circumstances (including genetical, cultural and environmental factors) have pushed you towards either end of these scales. If you're at 45 or -45 you would be almost entirely cynical, low-brow or whatever. The closer to zero you are, the less extreme your attitude. However, you should always be more of either (eg more romantic than cynical). Please note that even though High-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical have positive numbers (1 through 45) and their opposites negative numbers (-1 through -45), this doesn't mean that either quality is better. All attitudes have their positive and negative sides, as explained below.

High-Brow vs. Low-Brow

You received -1 points, making you more Low-Brow than High-Brow. Being high-browed in this context refers to being more fascinated with the sort of art that critics and scholars tend to favour, while a typical low-brow would favour the best-selling kind. At their best, low-brows are honest enough to read what they like, regardless of what "experts" and academics say is good for them. At their worst, they are more likely to read what their neighbours like than what they would choose themselves.

Violent vs. Peaceful

You received 11 points, making you more Violent than Peaceful. Please note that violent in this context does not mean that you, personally, are prone to violence. This scale is a measurement of a) if you are tolerant to violence in fiction and b) whether you see violence as a means that can be used to achieve a good end. If you are, and you do, then you are violent as defined here. At their best, violent people are the heroes who don't hesitate to stop the villain threatening innocents by means of a good kick. At their worst, they are the villains themselves.

Experimental vs. Traditional

You received 1 points, making you more Experimental than Traditional. Your position on this scale indicates if you're more likely to seek out the new and unexpected or if you are more comfortable with the familiar, especially in regards to culture. Note that traditional as defined here does not equal conservative, in the political sense. At their best, experimental people are the ones who show humanity the way forward. At their worst, they provoke for the sake of provocation only.

Cynical vs. Romantic

You received 19 points, making you more Cynical than Romantic. Your position on this scale indicates if you are more likely to be wary, suspicious and skeptical to people around you and the world at large, or if you are more likely to believe in grand schemes, happy endings and the basic goodness of humankind. It is by far the most vaguely defined scale, which is why you'll find the sentence "you are also a lot like x" above. If you feel that your position on this scale is wrong, then you are probably more like author x. At their best, cynical people are able to see through lies and spot crucial flaws in plans and schemes. At their worst, they are overly negative,


sooooo waaaasted
lurkingwombat
as the line sez above i am pretty tired.  so this is it for my post. thinking about bed in a half hour and as anyone who knows me can attest, 10:30pm is early for me.
G'nite
L. W.

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