gemfyre: (Something to sing about)
Hah! This voice meme thingy made me interested enough to get actual voice recording set up. Who knows what will happen now, maybe I'll even sing? I'm usually a bit freaked out by my recorded voice, but this doesn't sound too bad.

BJ's Voice - Accent meme by gemfyre

These are the instructions for what I was meant to be saying:

Your name and/or username
Where you're from
The following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, direction, naturally, aluminium and herbs
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?












gemfyre: (Something to sing about)
Hah! This voice meme thingy made me interested enough to get actual voice recording set up. Who knows what will happen now, maybe I'll even sing? I'm usually a bit freaked out by my recorded voice, but this doesn't sound too bad.

BJ's Voice - Accent meme by gemfyre

These are the instructions for what I was meant to be saying:

Your name and/or username
Where you're from
The following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, direction, naturally, aluminium and herbs
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?












gemfyre: (Default)
Do you read or write fanfiction?
- Yesm

When did you first start reading/writing fanfiction?
- Long before I had ever heard the term fanfiction. I must have been writing My Little Pony Stories when I was 7, and at 12 years of age I had long elaborate tales in my head based on Robin Hood, Billy The Kid and JFK of all things (not together).

What was your first fandom?
- probably My Little Pony

First ship?
- Character I really liked/my Mary Sue character.

What website do you use most?
- LJ

What do you think of Fanfiction.net?
- A few nuggets of gold among a pile of badly spelled, wrong tense, grammatically incorrect shit.

What fandoms have you written in?
- My Little Pony
- Robin Hood
- Young Guns/Billy The Kid
- JFK
- Bon Jovi
- American Gothic
- Phantom of the Opera
- Batman
- Terminator
- X-men (a couple of short drabbles)
- probably others I can't remember.

What pairings have you written?
- Will Scarlett/Mary Sue
- Tom O'Folliard/Mary Sue
- Joker/Harley
- Harley/Bruce Wayne
- um, I actually don't do fanfic pairings that much.

Any fandoms you would like to write in?
- None that I don't already.

Do reviews affect how you write in any way?
- Seeing as 99% of my stuff is trapped in my head, not really.

Do you use a beta?
- I seek feedback from friends, but I don't publish often enough to really bother.

What ratings do you read/write?
- All of them. Most of my fic is G or PG, for violence rather than sex. Sex happens in great detail in my head, but I can't get it down on "paper". Hoorah for the discretion shot.

What warnings have you used on your fiction?
- Potentially crappy fic ahead. :p

Do you have any squicks?
- Not really. But some pairings are just WRONG. (And a few just WRONG pairings are absolutely hillarious to read).

Do you Role-play online?
- I used to. White-wolf based freeform vampire rp on mIRC.

Have you ever stolen something from another person's work?
- Fanfic is just a great melting pot of ideas. Everybody uses everybody else's ideas in different permutations.

Favourite fandom to write/read?
- Batman
- Terminator
- Phantom of the Opera
- I will immediately stop reading if certain things come up though, usually cliched lines from the movies and stuff like that. If I read another Joker fic where he says, "I'm not crazy, I'm not." I'll throttle the writer.

Favourite pairing?
- If written well any pairing works. Even weird ones like Crane/Schiff or Erik/Raoul.

How long should a chapter be?
- 4 pages.

Do you write/read drabbles?
- Seeing as I find it near on impossible to get a fully fleshed out story out of my head, drabbles are a godsend.

Any fandoms you avoid?
- If I'm not interested I won't read it.

Warnings you avoid?
- Nope.

What do you think of Mary Sues?
- They're a guilty pleasure if you're the writer. Reading other people's is generally cringeworthy.

Have you ever flamed someone?
- Not over fandom.

Have you ever been flamed?
- I've been on the internet for 12 years. You answer that question.
gemfyre: (Default)
Do you read or write fanfiction?
- Yesm

When did you first start reading/writing fanfiction?
- Long before I had ever heard the term fanfiction. I must have been writing My Little Pony Stories when I was 7, and at 12 years of age I had long elaborate tales in my head based on Robin Hood, Billy The Kid and JFK of all things (not together).

What was your first fandom?
- probably My Little Pony

First ship?
- Character I really liked/my Mary Sue character.

What website do you use most?
- LJ

What do you think of Fanfiction.net?
- A few nuggets of gold among a pile of badly spelled, wrong tense, grammatically incorrect shit.

What fandoms have you written in?
- My Little Pony
- Robin Hood
- Young Guns/Billy The Kid
- JFK
- Bon Jovi
- American Gothic
- Phantom of the Opera
- Batman
- Terminator
- X-men (a couple of short drabbles)
- probably others I can't remember.

What pairings have you written?
- Will Scarlett/Mary Sue
- Tom O'Folliard/Mary Sue
- Joker/Harley
- Harley/Bruce Wayne
- um, I actually don't do fanfic pairings that much.

Any fandoms you would like to write in?
- None that I don't already.

Do reviews affect how you write in any way?
- Seeing as 99% of my stuff is trapped in my head, not really.

Do you use a beta?
- I seek feedback from friends, but I don't publish often enough to really bother.

What ratings do you read/write?
- All of them. Most of my fic is G or PG, for violence rather than sex. Sex happens in great detail in my head, but I can't get it down on "paper". Hoorah for the discretion shot.

What warnings have you used on your fiction?
- Potentially crappy fic ahead. :p

Do you have any squicks?
- Not really. But some pairings are just WRONG. (And a few just WRONG pairings are absolutely hillarious to read).

Do you Role-play online?
- I used to. White-wolf based freeform vampire rp on mIRC.

Have you ever stolen something from another person's work?
- Fanfic is just a great melting pot of ideas. Everybody uses everybody else's ideas in different permutations.

Favourite fandom to write/read?
- Batman
- Terminator
- Phantom of the Opera
- I will immediately stop reading if certain things come up though, usually cliched lines from the movies and stuff like that. If I read another Joker fic where he says, "I'm not crazy, I'm not." I'll throttle the writer.

Favourite pairing?
- If written well any pairing works. Even weird ones like Crane/Schiff or Erik/Raoul.

How long should a chapter be?
- 4 pages.

Do you write/read drabbles?
- Seeing as I find it near on impossible to get a fully fleshed out story out of my head, drabbles are a godsend.

Any fandoms you avoid?
- If I'm not interested I won't read it.

Warnings you avoid?
- Nope.

What do you think of Mary Sues?
- They're a guilty pleasure if you're the writer. Reading other people's is generally cringeworthy.

Have you ever flamed someone?
- Not over fandom.

Have you ever been flamed?
- I've been on the internet for 12 years. You answer that question.
gemfyre: (Y Hello Thar Burrowing Owl)
Okay, so the setting is a pier. You know, the awesome American ones with a fun park on them. In the background we hear a scream. I crack up laughing.

It's a sound byte of a scream from Roller Coaster Tycoon. Goddamn I wish that game would work on my computer. *sulks*

In the meantime, a meme manufactured by [livejournal.com profile] leecetheartist

How Perthian are you? )
gemfyre: (Y Hello Thar Burrowing Owl)
Okay, so the setting is a pier. You know, the awesome American ones with a fun park on them. In the background we hear a scream. I crack up laughing.

It's a sound byte of a scream from Roller Coaster Tycoon. Goddamn I wish that game would work on my computer. *sulks*

In the meantime, a meme manufactured by [livejournal.com profile] leecetheartist

How Perthian are you? )
gemfyre: (Happy BJ)
1. I have worn odd earrings as my usual everyday earwear since I was 14 (two studs in one lobe, two sleepers in the other). Interesting thing is that only one person has commented on it in all this time - and that was a little girl when I used to work as a checkout chick.

2. I am terribly misanthropic. On the whole I think humans suck and other species have more of a right to exist than we do. However, this changes on the individual level.

3. I used to be able to write prolifically. Over the last ten years or so I've still had the ideas in my head, but I can't seem to get them out of there.

4. I am obsessed with disasters, both natural and man-made, although I prefer natural disasters because I like seeing nature kick our asses.

5. I have never broken a bone.

6. The most serious injury I've ever had is a dislocated knee - and that has happened at least ten times in my life, some instances worse than others.

7. I have only had two surgeries and both were run-of-the-mill. My tonsils (and possibly my adenoids, it's alarming that my own mother doesn't remember!) came out when I was 5 (I remember the hospital stay, but I don't recall the operation or any pain afterwards). The second was all four of my impacted wisdom teeth when I was... 23 I think.

8. Wastefullness REALLY annoys me. So much that I seriously get depressed over it. It makes me want to cry how most humans so flippantly contribute to the downfall of the planet. I think about EVERYTHING I do and it's potential impact.

9. I went to ballroom dancing classes for 4 years during high school and won a few low-level medals. I would love to go back, but I'm worried about my knee.

10. My favourite dance is the jive.

11. I love love LOVE road trips. During my childhood every year my family would take a holiday and we would get to our destination by car - that destination may have been as close as Rockingham or as far as Broome or Melbourne. You see so much on the way, it's so much better than just jumping in a plane.

12. I have kept records of every bird I have seen every day since April in 2005.

13. I once owned over 500 My Little Ponies.

14. I would love to experience a proper "White Christmas" with all the trimmings in the U.S.A. I just hope I can deal with the cold.

15. I love roller coasters and thrill rides, and would love to travel to places that have decent rides - Perth is pretty sparse for rides.

16. In the 9 months when I lived and worked in Broome, I didn't get sick once, not even a sniffle.

17. All the jobs I have enjoyed most have paid the least (or not at all). However, my job in Narrogin paid more than my current job and I enjoyed it better - probably because it was in my field.

18. I find it very hard to blow my own horn, and I seriously lack charisma. I have no idea how to "make friends and influence people".

19. When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend named Brinky. My parents would always call him Blinky which annoyed the shit out of me. Brinky was so small that if you put your thumb and forefinger together - he could walk between them and the gap would be cavernous to him.

20. I believe in the multiverse - that is, I believe everything is possible and is occuring, just maybe not in our world.

21. I will try any food once. My rule for meat is that I will try it if it's not endangered (for my own definition of endangered - which encompasses more species than the IUCN definition), or a cat, because I feel a kinship with cats.

22. Computers always seem to break inexplicably around me.

23. I used to get 100% on most tests in school when I was a kid. That all changed after we moved house. I don't know if it was the move, the new schools, the teachers, or the fact that I was just becoming an angsty teenager.

24. I like cooking things from scratch. Often I'll try to cook certain things from their basics at least once. Stock is really easy and I never buy pre-made stuff. Pasta is surprisingly easy too and I think I'll make it a lot more from now on. Pastry is a bitch though - I'd rather buy the frozen sheets from the shops.

25. I think the internet is the best thing and the worst thing to have happened to me.
gemfyre: (Happy BJ)
1. I have worn odd earrings as my usual everyday earwear since I was 14 (two studs in one lobe, two sleepers in the other). Interesting thing is that only one person has commented on it in all this time - and that was a little girl when I used to work as a checkout chick.

2. I am terribly misanthropic. On the whole I think humans suck and other species have more of a right to exist than we do. However, this changes on the individual level.

3. I used to be able to write prolifically. Over the last ten years or so I've still had the ideas in my head, but I can't seem to get them out of there.

4. I am obsessed with disasters, both natural and man-made, although I prefer natural disasters because I like seeing nature kick our asses.

5. I have never broken a bone.

6. The most serious injury I've ever had is a dislocated knee - and that has happened at least ten times in my life, some instances worse than others.

7. I have only had two surgeries and both were run-of-the-mill. My tonsils (and possibly my adenoids, it's alarming that my own mother doesn't remember!) came out when I was 5 (I remember the hospital stay, but I don't recall the operation or any pain afterwards). The second was all four of my impacted wisdom teeth when I was... 23 I think.

8. Wastefullness REALLY annoys me. So much that I seriously get depressed over it. It makes me want to cry how most humans so flippantly contribute to the downfall of the planet. I think about EVERYTHING I do and it's potential impact.

9. I went to ballroom dancing classes for 4 years during high school and won a few low-level medals. I would love to go back, but I'm worried about my knee.

10. My favourite dance is the jive.

11. I love love LOVE road trips. During my childhood every year my family would take a holiday and we would get to our destination by car - that destination may have been as close as Rockingham or as far as Broome or Melbourne. You see so much on the way, it's so much better than just jumping in a plane.

12. I have kept records of every bird I have seen every day since April in 2005.

13. I once owned over 500 My Little Ponies.

14. I would love to experience a proper "White Christmas" with all the trimmings in the U.S.A. I just hope I can deal with the cold.

15. I love roller coasters and thrill rides, and would love to travel to places that have decent rides - Perth is pretty sparse for rides.

16. In the 9 months when I lived and worked in Broome, I didn't get sick once, not even a sniffle.

17. All the jobs I have enjoyed most have paid the least (or not at all). However, my job in Narrogin paid more than my current job and I enjoyed it better - probably because it was in my field.

18. I find it very hard to blow my own horn, and I seriously lack charisma. I have no idea how to "make friends and influence people".

19. When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend named Brinky. My parents would always call him Blinky which annoyed the shit out of me. Brinky was so small that if you put your thumb and forefinger together - he could walk between them and the gap would be cavernous to him.

20. I believe in the multiverse - that is, I believe everything is possible and is occuring, just maybe not in our world.

21. I will try any food once. My rule for meat is that I will try it if it's not endangered (for my own definition of endangered - which encompasses more species than the IUCN definition), or a cat, because I feel a kinship with cats.

22. Computers always seem to break inexplicably around me.

23. I used to get 100% on most tests in school when I was a kid. That all changed after we moved house. I don't know if it was the move, the new schools, the teachers, or the fact that I was just becoming an angsty teenager.

24. I like cooking things from scratch. Often I'll try to cook certain things from their basics at least once. Stock is really easy and I never buy pre-made stuff. Pasta is surprisingly easy too and I think I'll make it a lot more from now on. Pastry is a bitch though - I'd rather buy the frozen sheets from the shops.

25. I think the internet is the best thing and the worst thing to have happened to me.
gemfyre: (Default)
It's the start-of-the-month meme.

I guess I found a New Year's Resolution for myself.
Do I want to eat? or sleep?
Discovered today that Medicare and HBF aren't open on Saturdays
I only ordered these on Sunday.
The plants are rejoicing.
I just made my second order from The Lettuce Shop.
When I read the report of a Dollarbird at Blue Gum Lake (near Garden City Shopping Centre) on Birding-Aus I scoffed.
Because he has an income now and all.
1. What are your first names? - Belinda & Matt
So, today I spent a while (Matt reckons it was 20 minutes, I reckon it was a little shorter, but still way longer than I expected) looking at the stockings and things in Woolworths, because I want something to keep my legs warm so I can wear skirts and dresses now.
I need something savoury!!
And I lose $10.
Various toiletries.
gemfyre: (Default)
It's the start-of-the-month meme.

I guess I found a New Year's Resolution for myself.
Do I want to eat? or sleep?
Discovered today that Medicare and HBF aren't open on Saturdays
I only ordered these on Sunday.
The plants are rejoicing.
I just made my second order from The Lettuce Shop.
When I read the report of a Dollarbird at Blue Gum Lake (near Garden City Shopping Centre) on Birding-Aus I scoffed.
Because he has an income now and all.
1. What are your first names? - Belinda & Matt
So, today I spent a while (Matt reckons it was 20 minutes, I reckon it was a little shorter, but still way longer than I expected) looking at the stockings and things in Woolworths, because I want something to keep my legs warm so I can wear skirts and dresses now.
I need something savoury!!
And I lose $10.
Various toiletries.
gemfyre: (Dip signs)
Bold what you've done.
Optional - italicise what's on the "to-do" list.
Optional - tell the story

1. Heard a kookaburra in person - In SW Australia the kookaburra is an introduced species that has settled in quite comfortably on a diet of snakes, lizards, nestlings and sausages stolen directly from BBQ plates.
2. Slept under the stars - in a tent yes, but I could see the stars. And I now have a swag so I'll do this properly soon.
3. Seen a koala. - Alas, not in the wild yet. I look really hard whenever I'm in the Adelaide hills but have yet to spot one.
4. Visited Melbourne
5. Watched a summer thunderstorm - Some spectacular ones up in Broome, and quite a few doozies in Perth too.
6. Worn a pair of thongs - Over 15 pairs in my lifetime probably.
7. Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
8. Visited Cape York
9. Held a snake - various species.
10. Sang along with Khe San - both on the radio and at karaoke (on the stage)
11. Drank VB - No doubt I have done so at some point, but I've hated beer since I turned 8.
12. Visited Sydney
13. Have seen a shark
14. Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation
15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (aboriginal) - One of the most memorable was with a guy in Broome who sat next to me while I was eating fish and chips for dinner. He had the requisite goonbag which he'd take a swig from and was largely incoherent. But I remember he sang for a bit and I thought to myself, If only you'd use that voice of yours, you wouldn't be stuck drinking from a goonbag and sleeping on the streets. It was kinda sad.
16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach
17. Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down
19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson's - This one doesn't even make sense to me.
20. Slept on an overnight train or bus - A bus. Multiple times.
21. Been to Sydney's Mardi Gras
22. Have gone bush-bashing nope - Why is it you always seem to bush bash in the most prickly plants?
23. Taken a sickie - But only because I had other stuff I REALLY needed to do that day.
24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football
25. Have seen wild camels - I did look hard when I was on the Nullabor. Note - the camel is an introduced species, but there are none left in the wild in their native Arabia.
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Had a Tim Tam Slam
28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne
29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service - I remember one of the scouts who had been on vigil all night just passed out.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Held a wombat - Heavy, stinky buggers.
32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more - 800km is less than a day's driving on a road trip.
33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person
34. Had a really bad sunburn - Not as bad as some I've seen though.
35. Visited an aboriginal community
36. Seen a redback spider - Heck, I almost had one on me (from the mailbox) and had one spin a web behind my car seat!
37. Have watched Paul Hogan - Just last week actually I saw Crocodile Dundee for the first time. It was good apart from his wonton killing of reptiles.
38. Seen Blue Poles in person
39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback - Not on yer nelly. It's way too hot and spiky to wear anything but leather boots.
40. Eaten Vegemite
41. Thrown a boomerang - It didn't come back
42. Seen the Kimberley - I've LIVED there. I've only seen a small part (in the south), but plan to see a lot more in the future.
43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift
44. Been to Perth - I was born and live here.
45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters - I made 3 glasses of the stuff yesterday.
46. Tried playing a didgeridoo - Failed.
47. Seen dinosaur footprints - Multiple sets in Broome.
48. Eaten Tim Tams
49. Been to Darwin
50. Touched a kangaroo - If you count all macropods - I've yanked one out of a trap by the tail and transferred it to a hessian sack.
51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef
52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson - Not keen on his crude humour though. I prefer the thoroughly offensive humour of the Doug Anthony All Stars.
53. Killed a Cane Toad
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre - Did so just this year.
55. Have read and own books by Australian authors
56. Visited Adelaide - It's become an annual event seeing as Matt's family is from there.
57. Know the story behind "Eternity"
58. Been camping
59. Visited Brisbane
60. Been in an outback pub
61. Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means - I learned from Rolf Harris. :)
62. Gone whale watching. - On a boat for the purpose, on a boat where the intention was to see birds, but there were plenty of whales too, and from the land.
63. Listened to Slim Dusty
64. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series
65. Sang along to Down Under
66. Have stopped specifically to look at a historic marker by the side of the road
67. Eaten a 4'n'20 pie
68. Surfed at Bondi
69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day - I often SEE the cricket on TV, I'm not really WATCHING it though.
70. Visited Hobart
71. Eaten kangaroo - We have it often.
72. Seen a quokka
73. Visited Canberra
74. Visited rainforests - Temperate rainforest. It's on the itinery to get to the tropical stuff.
75. Used a Victa lawnmower
76. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide
78. Used a Hills hoist - Best clotheslines evar.
79. Visited the Olgas
80. Used native Australian plants in cooking
81. Visited the snow
82. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford
83. Visited the desert
84. Been water skiing
85. Read The Phantom
86. Visited Parliament House
87. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting - Spotlighting many times. No desire to go pig-shooting, although I don't disapprove of the activity, feral pigs are massively destructive.
88. Crossed the Nullarbor - In a car 3 times, about 3 times by bus and 5 or so times by plane (there and back)
89. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles
90. Listened to AC/DC.
91. Called someone a dag
92. Voted in a Federal Election - Seeing as it's kinda compulsory here...
93. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags - Those flags NEVER offer enough space for everyone on the beach
94. Had a possum in your roof
95. Visited the outback
96. Travelled over corrugated roads. - At 80clicks, you glide over the tops...
97. Hit a kangaroo while driving - I've had a few close calls, but never hit one thank God. But knowing the places I want to drive I guess it's just a matter of time. :(
98. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage
99. Seen an emu. - YES! In the wild, loads of times, sometimes with little stripey chicks.
100. Have woken to the smell of bushfires
gemfyre: (Dip signs)
Bold what you've done.
Optional - italicise what's on the "to-do" list.
Optional - tell the story

1. Heard a kookaburra in person - In SW Australia the kookaburra is an introduced species that has settled in quite comfortably on a diet of snakes, lizards, nestlings and sausages stolen directly from BBQ plates.
2. Slept under the stars - in a tent yes, but I could see the stars. And I now have a swag so I'll do this properly soon.
3. Seen a koala. - Alas, not in the wild yet. I look really hard whenever I'm in the Adelaide hills but have yet to spot one.
4. Visited Melbourne
5. Watched a summer thunderstorm - Some spectacular ones up in Broome, and quite a few doozies in Perth too.
6. Worn a pair of thongs - Over 15 pairs in my lifetime probably.
7. Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
8. Visited Cape York
9. Held a snake - various species.
10. Sang along with Khe San - both on the radio and at karaoke (on the stage)
11. Drank VB - No doubt I have done so at some point, but I've hated beer since I turned 8.
12. Visited Sydney
13. Have seen a shark
14. Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation
15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (aboriginal) - One of the most memorable was with a guy in Broome who sat next to me while I was eating fish and chips for dinner. He had the requisite goonbag which he'd take a swig from and was largely incoherent. But I remember he sang for a bit and I thought to myself, If only you'd use that voice of yours, you wouldn't be stuck drinking from a goonbag and sleeping on the streets. It was kinda sad.
16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach
17. Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down
19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson's - This one doesn't even make sense to me.
20. Slept on an overnight train or bus - A bus. Multiple times.
21. Been to Sydney's Mardi Gras
22. Have gone bush-bashing nope - Why is it you always seem to bush bash in the most prickly plants?
23. Taken a sickie - But only because I had other stuff I REALLY needed to do that day.
24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football
25. Have seen wild camels - I did look hard when I was on the Nullabor. Note - the camel is an introduced species, but there are none left in the wild in their native Arabia.
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Had a Tim Tam Slam
28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne
29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service - I remember one of the scouts who had been on vigil all night just passed out.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Held a wombat - Heavy, stinky buggers.
32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more - 800km is less than a day's driving on a road trip.
33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person
34. Had a really bad sunburn - Not as bad as some I've seen though.
35. Visited an aboriginal community
36. Seen a redback spider - Heck, I almost had one on me (from the mailbox) and had one spin a web behind my car seat!
37. Have watched Paul Hogan - Just last week actually I saw Crocodile Dundee for the first time. It was good apart from his wonton killing of reptiles.
38. Seen Blue Poles in person
39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback - Not on yer nelly. It's way too hot and spiky to wear anything but leather boots.
40. Eaten Vegemite
41. Thrown a boomerang - It didn't come back
42. Seen the Kimberley - I've LIVED there. I've only seen a small part (in the south), but plan to see a lot more in the future.
43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift
44. Been to Perth - I was born and live here.
45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters - I made 3 glasses of the stuff yesterday.
46. Tried playing a didgeridoo - Failed.
47. Seen dinosaur footprints - Multiple sets in Broome.
48. Eaten Tim Tams
49. Been to Darwin
50. Touched a kangaroo - If you count all macropods - I've yanked one out of a trap by the tail and transferred it to a hessian sack.
51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef
52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson - Not keen on his crude humour though. I prefer the thoroughly offensive humour of the Doug Anthony All Stars.
53. Killed a Cane Toad
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre - Did so just this year.
55. Have read and own books by Australian authors
56. Visited Adelaide - It's become an annual event seeing as Matt's family is from there.
57. Know the story behind "Eternity"
58. Been camping
59. Visited Brisbane
60. Been in an outback pub
61. Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means - I learned from Rolf Harris. :)
62. Gone whale watching. - On a boat for the purpose, on a boat where the intention was to see birds, but there were plenty of whales too, and from the land.
63. Listened to Slim Dusty
64. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series
65. Sang along to Down Under
66. Have stopped specifically to look at a historic marker by the side of the road
67. Eaten a 4'n'20 pie
68. Surfed at Bondi
69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day - I often SEE the cricket on TV, I'm not really WATCHING it though.
70. Visited Hobart
71. Eaten kangaroo - We have it often.
72. Seen a quokka
73. Visited Canberra
74. Visited rainforests - Temperate rainforest. It's on the itinery to get to the tropical stuff.
75. Used a Victa lawnmower
76. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide
78. Used a Hills hoist - Best clotheslines evar.
79. Visited the Olgas
80. Used native Australian plants in cooking
81. Visited the snow
82. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford
83. Visited the desert
84. Been water skiing
85. Read The Phantom
86. Visited Parliament House
87. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting - Spotlighting many times. No desire to go pig-shooting, although I don't disapprove of the activity, feral pigs are massively destructive.
88. Crossed the Nullarbor - In a car 3 times, about 3 times by bus and 5 or so times by plane (there and back)
89. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles
90. Listened to AC/DC.
91. Called someone a dag
92. Voted in a Federal Election - Seeing as it's kinda compulsory here...
93. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags - Those flags NEVER offer enough space for everyone on the beach
94. Had a possum in your roof
95. Visited the outback
96. Travelled over corrugated roads. - At 80clicks, you glide over the tops...
97. Hit a kangaroo while driving - I've had a few close calls, but never hit one thank God. But knowing the places I want to drive I guess it's just a matter of time. :(
98. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage
99. Seen an emu. - YES! In the wild, loads of times, sometimes with little stripey chicks.
100. Have woken to the smell of bushfires
gemfyre: (Catholic Cat-a-holic)
Good, bad, cheap, expensive. What have you done/experienced?

A lot of these are on my to do list. I'll italicise them.

Either way it's okay to wake up with yourself. )
gemfyre: (Catholic Cat-a-holic)
Good, bad, cheap, expensive. What have you done/experienced?

A lot of these are on my to do list. I'll italicise them.

Either way it's okay to wake up with yourself. )

Memage

Oct. 12th, 2008 09:16 am
gemfyre: (Arkham Asylum)
1. Bold the titles you own.
2. Underline the titles you like and want to own.
3. Italicise the titles you haven't seen/listened to.
4. Put an asterisk next to your favourites.

Oh yeah, it's a bit long not to cut )

Memage

Oct. 12th, 2008 09:16 am
gemfyre: (Arkham Asylum)
1. Bold the titles you own.
2. Underline the titles you like and want to own.
3. Italicise the titles you haven't seen/listened to.
4. Put an asterisk next to your favourites.

Oh yeah, it's a bit long not to cut )
gemfyre: (Less humans)
I get to show you what a misanthrope I am. )
gemfyre: (Less humans)
I get to show you what a misanthrope I am. )
gemfyre: (Jareth's Sparklies!)
* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The nearest books with more than 56 pages are in the bookshelf not more than a metre from me. So I just grabbed to easiest book to grab from there.

Danny toted a plastic garbage bag into which Janet dropped aluminum cans. She carried another bag to hold the bottles.

From Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz.
gemfyre: (Jareth's Sparklies!)
* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The nearest books with more than 56 pages are in the bookshelf not more than a metre from me. So I just grabbed to easiest book to grab from there.

Danny toted a plastic garbage bag into which Janet dropped aluminum cans. She carried another bag to hold the bottles.

From Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz.

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