For one thing, it's 100% pr0n-free.

My Interests Collage! )

There are a couple of images I'm still not entirely sure what they're meant to represent, but for the most part, it makes sense -- or did after I tinkered a bit.

LJ Interests meme results

  1. blue blaze irregulars:
    From the 1984 cult SF movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension: "At the moment there are no less than 6,000 active Blue Blaze Irregulars world wide - men, women, and children who attend selected symposia at the Banzai Institute, who submit their bodies periodically to rugged physical training at such places as the desert survival school in Nevada, the mountaineering school in Alaska, and a half-dozen others around the globe; who are required yearly to make certain educational advancements; who are "on call" twenty-four hours a day to help B. Banzai in a pinch, or their neighbors in a natural disaster. Blue Blazes are, when all is said, ordinary and yet extraordinary people." Also the name of the BB official fan club, the only fan club I ever joined. The newsletters were a lot of fun, teaching you such things as how to turn a regular tie into a bow tie, and inviting fans to answer the question that New Jersey asks during a run through the Banzai Institute in the movie, "Why is there a watermelon there?"
  2. crowded house:
    Neil Finn and the boys. Lovely harmonies, clever lyrics, 'nuff said.
  3. eric weiss:
    On the TV show Alias, Weiss is the co-worker and best friend of the heroine's main love interest, and also has a lot of great lines.
  4. harry potter fanfic:
    Well, duh. I write the stuff, so presumably I'm interested in it... though admittedly I haven't read very much of other people's fics over the past year or so.
  5. j k rowling:
    More on the "well, duh" side.
  6. laurie r. king:
    Author of an ongoing series of mystery/suspense novels set in the 1920's, featuring intrepid (though frequently reluctant) scholar/sleuth Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes (yes, that Holmes).
  7. mystery:
    Boy, a lot of these interests are no-brainers. Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Laurie R. King, Kate Ross, Anne Perry, Elizabeth Peters, etc. I don't care for Agatha Christie at all, however.
  8. plymouth brethren:
    The name given to the kind of evangelical Christian church I attend, since the movement began in Plymouth, England and we generally just refer to ourselves as "brethren" to try (albeit unsuccessfully) to avoid sounding like a denomination. Theoretically every PB church is autonomous and answerable only to its own elders and own congregation, although there's a lot of coming and going and shared speakers and influences which leads some people to argue we might as well be a denomination after all (though I personally think that's exaggerated).
  9. talk talk:
    Simply the greatest band ever, although you'd be hard pressed to find a lot of songs of theirs -- particularly on their last couple of albums -- that you'd call "catchy" or that could be released as a radio single. They willfully turned their back on commercial success to make music they thought was worthwhile, which drove their record company nuts but produced some really awe-inspiring experimental music. The band parted ways in the early 90's and haven't put out any new material since. Why do I love them so? I'm not even sure, but the raw spiritual passion of their second last album Spirit of Eden never ceases to blow me away.
  10. x-men:
    Back in the 80's my brothers collected comics, and eventually ran a comic book store for a while. I read every issue of X-Men and The New Mutants I could get my hands on, and even dressed up as Shadowcat for Halloween one year. My favorite member of the team was always Rogue, though I thought Wolverine pretty cool, too. The movies made my li'l fangirl heart go squee.

Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.

But we knew this. Interests meme behind the cut... )

Still the only saffron cake fan on LJ, alas. But Christmas is coming, and so is the saffron! w00t!

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Mar. 17th, 2004 12:25 pm
rj_anderson: (Snape by Jereeza)
Gacked from multiple friends, it's... the Interest Meme!

Pick an interest from my LJ User Profile that:

  • you've never heard of, but would like to know more about; OR
  • you've heard of, but can't figure out why I would be interested in it.

  • And all shall be explained.
    I can't possibly be the only person with Syd/Weiss as an LJ interest.
    I've mentioned some of these before, but...

  • Cock Robin - brilliant, obscure 80's pop duo. Peter Kingsbery has a gorgeous voice. Anna LaCazio had a great whine.
  • Wild Swans (the band) - another obscure 80's band. Lilting, gorgeous melodies. The title of my Alias fic Whirlpool Heart was taken from a song by the Swans. Originally this didn't seem to be a unique interest, but then I realized that the other people listing "Wild Swans" were referring to the book by [ profile] pegkerr, so I added the qualifier and now it's unique. Still, somebody else must like these guys, I'm sure -- [ profile] heidi8?
  • New Testament churches - that is, local congregations that attempt to organize and govern themselves in the same way the first-century Christians did. They're much rarer than you might think, even in otherwise conservative circles -- how many evangelical churches do you know that have a group of teaching elders instead of a single pastor, for instance, or where those in full-time ministry are supported by freewill gifts (without appeals or fundraising) instead of being salaried? What about each congregation being autonomous and responsible to Christ alone, instead of being part of a denomination or otherwise controlled from the outside? Those are just a few examples of NT principles that have been pushed aside or forgotten in many instances -- but I think they're important ones, so this is an interest of mine.
  • Saffron cake (recipe here) - I can't be the only person on LiveJournal who likes the stuff, surely? I'm sure I'm not the only LJ user of Cornish descent...
  • Tags:
    I can't remember who started this one -- [ profile] mctabby, probably -- but anyway, here are my five LJ interests I think more people ought to share. Especially since in the case of the starred entries I am the only person who has these listed.

    So there it is / and there we are... )

    Next up, when time permits: a new 80's music meme, for which I have decided to blame [ profile] fharraige.


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