Aug. 20th, 2007 07:50 pm
rj_anderson: (Alias - Jack - Repressed and Cerebral)

The Blogalyser reveals...

Your blog/web page text has an overall readability index of 15.
This suggests that your writing style is conventional
(to communicate well you should aim for a figure between 10 and 20).
Your blog has 11 sentences per entry, which suggests your general message is distinguished by complexity
(writing for the web should be concise).


male malefemale female
self oneselfgroupworld world
past pastpresentfuture future

Your text shows characteristics which are 50% male and 50% female
(for more information see the Gender Genie).
Looking at pronoun indicators, you write mainly about yourself, then the world in general and finally your social circle. Also, your writing focuses primarily on the present, next the past and lastly the future.

Find out what your blogging style is like!
Gacked from [ profile] mistraltoes by way of... lots of other people:

My Brain Usage Profile, and What It Means )


THIS IS TRUE. Well, not the social worker part, I'd be a crappy social worker. And not so much the "mystic" bit either. But other than that? Wow. Yeah. That describes my learning process, my reading process, my research process, and my writing process to a T. Including the frustration of wanting to absorb more data than my brain can keep up with, and not being as efficient as I'd like.

And this explains a lot about the difficulties I've been having with my writing process, the tension between the resentment I feel when reading other writers' explanations of why their method is better than my method, and the urge to give those methods a fair try just in case they really do work better... but why some of the steps that I feel are unnecessary in those methods really could be unnecessary, at least as far as my weird little brain is concerned.

Very interesting. I always knew I was off-the-wall where my learning style was concerned, but I didn't realize how, or how much.

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You are neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone. You are generally calm and composed, reacting moderately well to situations that most people would describe as stressful. A desire for tradition does not prevent you from trying new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual. You have some concern with others' needs, and are generally pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative. You set clear goals and pursue them with determination. People regard you as reliable and hard-working.

Hm, wonder where the "desire for tradition" came from? But otherwise, pretty accurate, I think.
Look, I found the video that goes with my icon!

Also, What kind of writer are you? )

And this one was especially fun:

My Heroic Quest Through the Fetid Dungeons of Synaesthete7 )

Also, in regard to the speculative spoiler for HP Book 7 ) You know who I'm hoping it is. Except I think it's probably Lupin or something instead. Sigh.


Nov. 17th, 2005 06:12 pm
rj_anderson: (James Marsh - Black Sheep)
Courtesy of Patrick, a couple of cute little diversions:

Play with Tiggy! )

I always did want a hedgehog.

What obsolete skill are you? )

10 print "ph33r my mad programming skillz!";
20 goto 10
...and Robin McKinley, too.

Gacked from [ profile] kalquessa:

Which Punctuation Mark Are You? )

w00t! *feels the punctuation love*
I'm a Ravenclaw INTJ )

The result's true enough, though actually the "and others" part doesn't so much apply. I enjoy challenging myself (in some areas, anyway -- in others I'm lazy as a pet coon) and organizing things for myself, yes; but I really don't enjoy setting standards of achievement for or trying to organize other people. It's one of the main reasons I've never wanted to be a schoolteacher, in spite of a host of other personality traits that would ordinarily make me a shoo-in for the job...
Well, I did that handwriting analysis meme that's going around and that everybody so far seems to think is fearfully accurate, and -- guess what? Either I have no self-knowledge whatsoever or it's not very accurate at all. Or at least, not for me.

Check this out... )

On the whole, I'd say the analysis was only about fifty percent right; and in some cases, very badly wrong.

Next up: a report from Thursday night's Kalan appearance at Sherway Gardens, for the 1% of my friends list who might actually care.
Multiple Intelligence
The Seven Intelligence Areas

  • Linguistic: 12
  • Musical: 12
  • Intrapersonal: 7
  • Logical-Mathematical: 6
  • Spatial: 6
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic: 3
  • Interpersonal: 2

    A Short Definition of your Highest Scores )
  • What HTML colour am I? )

    Actually, this is almost disconcertingly accurate.
    Gacked from [ profile] lizbee:

    What kind of work is my name -- R.J. Anderson -- associated with? What kind of assumptions do you make about a piece of writing, fiction or non, if you see my name on it?

    Nota bene: This is emphatically NOT an attempt to fish for compliments. I'm not trying to get judgements on the quality of my work, but rather about its other characteristics. For example, if you were given the name of an actor, that might make you think of a certain genre of film he or she is often in or a type of character.

    So what is RJA-brand writing?
    Gacked from [ profile] hedda62... and nope, it looks like everybody doesn't get the same answer.

    Well, what is it? )

    Pants, pants, pants... [/David Letterman]
    The first is gacked from [ profile] fharraige: What Kind of Thinker Are You? )

    Interesting. It's true that when I write I think a great deal about the sound and rhythm of the words and not just about constructing a readable sentence. I like prose that "sounds" like poetry when I read it, and yet I'm really not a very patient reader where actual poetry is concerned. Unless it's set to music -- so this result is probably quite accurate.

    Something I've lately realized about my writing is that it's intensely sensuous -- my descriptions are very seldom made up of purely visual information and I often spend quite some time finding just the right metaphor to describe the taste, touch and/or smell of what my characters are experiencing. I even find it difficult to read books which don't include the same kind of full-sensory description -- they seem very bland to me, like I'm reading an outline instead of a novel. Which makes the next set of results ironic, really.

    Gacked from [ profile] hedda62, it's the Color Quiz )

    The really interesting thing about this is that while it's only partially accurate in regard to me, it's almost perfect for Margot...! Except for the compromise part. :)
    ...except that the first time around I got ISTJ, which is all kinds of wrong and caused me to re-evaluate some of my answers about systems and patterns.

    INTJ - "Scientist". Most self-confident and pragmatic of all the types. Decisions come very easily. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 1% of the total population.
    Take Free Myers-Briggs Personality Test
    I am a fridge!

    what kitchen utensil are YOU?

    You are a fridge! You can keep your cool, even when faced with a heated situation. You enjoy being the center of attention, and people come to you for advice or when they want something. People also like to stick things to the front of your body.

    Wow, how did they know I had kids? *peels Bob the Builder sticker off left knee*
    What's your primary love language? Gary Chapman's book The Five Languages of Love is not exactly earthshattering, but it does help to put relationships -- and differences between how people view relationships -- in a fresh perspective.

    Me, I'm a "Words of Affirmation" person, followed closely by "Acts of Service". Not at all surprisingly, "Gifts" comes at the bottom of the list. I mean, I appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who give me gifts, but as far as I'm concerned they're an optional extra, and I'm completely hopeless at knowing how or when to give gifts myself. Encouraging the people I love verbally or doing practical things to show that I care about them comes much more naturally to me, and if somebody wants to really make me purr, a few words of praise and support and/or helping me out around the house will go a lot further than cards and flowers.

    Off for my nap now.


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