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Seven Interests Meme

The lovely naamah_darling picked 7 of my interests for me to write about. If you want to play along, comment; I'll pick 7 of your interests for you to write about, you post with these instructions in your LJ to keep spreading the fun.

  • antique occult literature - I collect antique occult books. Most of my stuff is from 1920 and earlier. I love the language they use and the way the material is presented. I love the uniqueness of the books themselves and I've always had an interest in the occult. Plus, I love being able to say I have a "one dot Occult Library."

  • ordo coclearum runcibilis - This is a very long and amusing inside joke that started with artistic_chaos and I. It means "Order of the Runcible Spoon" and is a play on the Titanium Battlespork Brigade. In truth, you really had to be there but imagine two geeky girls going to the local REI to buy them out of all of their titanium sporks while giggling madly the entire time.

  • masks - I love full face masks. I love the face that the only way to communicate through body language in the face is through the eyes. So much can be hidden while other things are revealed.

  • intellectual magpie - All authors are intellectual magpies. We randomly pick up interesting tidbits here and there and use them in our stories. Some of them are mere footnotes that amuse. Some of them become an integral part of the story. Some of them become the seeds of epic novels. I am always picking fascinating tidbits of knowledge, fact, myth and opinion to store in my muse's most cluttered boudoir.

  • cilantro is nasty - I am part of the 1% of the population who tastes cilantro (and coriander) like soap. While I love guacamole, I can't eat most recipes because I'll be happily munching away and then, suddenly, I feel like I'm chewing on a bar of soap. Not pleasant. It has ruined many a good meal.

  • leather - I love the feel and smell of leather. I really do. It's warm. It can be flattering. It's sexy. It's rugged. It comes in black. What's not to like?

  • sapiosexuality - There is nothing sexier than a smart person who knows how to stimulate my brain. Use a word on me that I actually have to look up and I start crushing. Explain something technical to me in a way that I actually understand and I'm in love. Use math in an everyday task and you'll have me swooning. Understand how a single object can become a creative inspiration for me and I'm yours. I have had many a crush on smart people just because they are smart. They engage my brain and make me think. They make me want to be better. I prefer to hang out with people smarter than me so I don't get lazy. I want to work up to my potential and beyond.
  • Comments

    ( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
    kyburg
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
    Jim's in that cilantro category. Matter of fact, the smell is enough to send him out of the room!
    cuddlycthulhu
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
    *wave* I'll volunteer.
    gaaneden
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
    Geek Love, Good Fan Fiction, Masochism, Mythology, Neal Stephenson, Wakeboarding and Waterpolo.
    spross
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
    *Waving* I'm game.
    gaaneden
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
    aetherco, craters, jack of fables, kage baker, myths and legends, soundtracks, the dying earth.
    naamah_darling
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
    "One dot occult library." Bwahahaha!

    Re: leather, some people would say the fact that it's peeled off animals is not likeable. Does it make me an evil person that I consider that kind of a plus?

    I don't know if I know what cilantro tastes like. If I don't know, though, I guess I'm not one of those people, because I'm sure I've eaten it more than once.
    graphxgrrl
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
    This is actually one of my favorite memes, count me in!
    gaaneden
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
    You have some really interesting interests. I chose: action figure violence, butterfly influence, feline aerodynamics, keetan porn, pleasing spatial relationships, systems of disbelief, whacking people with bats.
    unkyrich
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
    That titanium spork will prove useful in the coming apocalypse. I should have remembered that back when I was fighting zombies.

    Anyway, I'm game for this.

    Rich
    gaaneden
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
    This should be good: bad movies, brotherhood of the wolf, dreams, eschatology, minor threat, seven seconds, thanatology.
    evaleastaristev
    Oct. 2nd, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
    what the hell. why not.
    gaaneden
    Oct. 3rd, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
    an tir, armed forces, exotic places, men in uniform, moleskine, sports, theology.
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    gaaneden
    Oct. 3rd, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
    "house of leaves", american gods, cold case files, eddie izzard, mystery novels, pacific northwest, true crime books.
    snakefeathers
    Oct. 3rd, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
    If been looking for an excuse to wax rhapsodical on some of my pet topics. Hit me!
    gaaneden
    Oct. 3rd, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
    bore worms, corvids, dar williams, divination, nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, the republic of nothing.
    jkahane
    Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
    I was fascinated by the fact that you collect antique occult literature, and your thoughts on intellectual magpies. What's the antique occult piece of lit that you have which you value most?

    Oh, and count me in. :)
    gaaneden
    Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
    charles stross, diana warrior princess, dying earth, english football, incas, lorraine garland, xenozoic
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