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Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...

Deep Space Explorer

58% Intrigue, 63% Civilization, 51% Humanity, 55% Urbanization.

Explanation and more quiz results behind the cut, like the fact that I am Ben Franklin! )

Anyhow, hopefully a real update is forthcoming. I haven't posted in here in...a while.

 

Mwee!

Oct. 20th, 2009 07:08 pm
ananzi: (dapper dan)
I'm a generally unfuckwitted, liberal, not-too-generous, not-too-selfish, relatively well adjusted human being!
See how compatible you are with me!
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This is surprisingly...not as far off base as I expected it to be.  Huh.
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You Are Reed


You love learning for its own sake, even more the most people.
You believe that education is all about the experience... not about the degree.

You prefer to go to an institution with other serious students and accessible professors.
You rather be with people who are truly interested in ideas, not in showing how smart they are.


Real-life update this weekend, for real this time?  I hope so.

ananzi: (dapper dan)
Okay, not much to say, but:

- I am back from D.C. It was great, but I'm tired, so all of the stuff that I have to say about it is going to go into a later post, maybe. If I get around to it.
- I'm currently reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It alternately makes me laugh and makes me feel sad (I'm not much of a crier) but I think that I like it.
- I'm apparently Elizabeth Bennet.

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

Bye!
ananzi: (dapper dan)
http://www.olahelland.net/giraffes/

The person at the site above is trying to get one million drawings of giraffes by the year 2011. You should help! My giraffe is under the cut.

I promise that I can draw better than this when I actually try. )
ananzi: (man and goat statue)
Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

[livejournal.com profile] mmailliw gave me: senioritis, thinking, reading, orchestra, astronomy
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Senioritis

Well, I am a senior in high school.  A second-semester senior.  And I am already into several schools that I am seriously considering attending next year.  This, along with my procrastinatory nature, lends itself automatically to senioritis (although I'm still quite good at getting all of my assignments in).  Moving on!

Thinking

Uh, thinking is good?  I don't know.  I always have been into, or at least interested in, philosophy.  Ideas fascinate me even sometimes when I disagree with them, just as well-thought-out arguments can earn my respect even if my own opinions are different.  I suppose that one thing I could feasibly connect to this topic would be my constant interest in the nature of belief; I love to learn about the ideas and histories behind all different religions, and have been considering a major in religious studies, among other things.

In a slightly different vein, I've always been more of a thinker than a doer.  It's not so much that I won't do things - because I will - but simply that it seems like it's more in my nature to sit and carefully ponder, consider, or deliberate before jumping head-first into something.

Reading

I like books.  Om nom nom nom.  Seriously, though, I was actually kind of slow to start reading.  Apparently I had the ability, but was either too stubborn or too perfectionistic and afraid of failure to actually start reading at my ability level until sometime in the middle of first grade.  After that, I was unstoppable.  I devoured tons and tons of books and read way above my level, although the only concrete example I can think to give of this is the fact that I probably read the Lord of the Rings trilogy around what I estimate to be the fifth grade.  I do believe I've slowed down since then, what with all of the demands of schoolwork and extracurriculars, but I still would consider myself to be a pretty good reader and enjoy reading a lot.

Hmm, genres.  I'm willing to read in a bunch of different genres, although I tend to go more for fiction than nonfiction as a whole.  I like things that I would consider to be well-written.  Because I am lazy, I am simply going to
Orchestra

I joined orchestra in middle school, where I learned to play the violin because I couldn't decide between that and the cello, and my teacher made the decision for me.  She said that the school didn't have any half-size cellos.  I was small then, okay?

In eighth grade (or the summer before eighth grade, to be precise), I switched over to the viola on my own volition and have never regretted it.  I prefer the lower, richer sound of the viola to the higher one of the violin.  Also, there's a lot less snootiness and competition among the viola sections.  (Not that violinists as a whole are an issue, but in the upper orchestras particularly, some of them get to be rather ...eh.)

In my high school orchestra, we get to do lots of cool things!  I've visited Boston, NYC, and Orlando (did not vote for that location) thus far with my school's orchestra, and am already anticipating the trip to Chicago that we have planned for this year.  Also, by the time I leave my high school, I'll have seen Blue Man Group three times!  (Yes, this is an accomplishment, I think.)  Also, I like getting to play cool music.  My favorite that I've done so far would have to be Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave, last year.  I plan to continue with the viola in college, but I don't want to study music.

Astronomy

Let's see:

- Pictures!  This year in my honors Astronomy course we get to operate remote telescopes and take pictures of various constellations/galaxies/nebulae/star clusters/other sky objects.  Very cool!  As of recently, I've started posting some of my color images up at [livejournal.com profile] hourglass_sea .  (You can also find one or two, I think, over on this journal.  They've been tagged with "astro-awesomeness", I do believe.)

- Astrophysics!  Okay, so I used to think that I would find physics terribly dull.  And then I saw the light, with the help of books such as Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe.  And Astrophysics deals somewhat with the workings of the universe and of particles and oh my gosh, you guys, with gravity!  Do you realize how interesting gravity is?  ZOMG.  That doesn't even include all of the really cool things, like the dual wave-particle nature of light, or the awesomeness that is black holes, or relativity, or dimensions.  So, yes.  I like this subject more than I ever would have guessed because in middle school physics consisted of things like measuring velocity and that was that.  I am considering some sort of study in Astrophysics in college, although I'll obviously have to experiment a bit more with straight physics classes to see if I'll really like those.
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You Should Rule Saturn



Saturn is a mysterious planet that can rarely be seen with the naked eye.



You are perfect to rule Saturn because like its rings, you don't always follow the rules of nature.

And like Saturn, to really be able to understand you, someone delve beyond your appearance.



You are not an easy person to befriend. However, once you enter a friendship, you'll be a friend for life.

You think slowly but deeply. You only gain great understanding after a situation has past.

ananzi: (orange octopus)
I was grumpy this weekend, but today proved to be fine. Also, I had an orange today when I got home from school, which proved to be quite tasty! ...Sorry. Pointless post, much?


Your result for The Sorting Hat Test...

Slytherclaw

You scored 53% Order/Chaos, and 28% Moral/Rational

Rationality with an orderly/chaotic split... )

Huh. I'm pretty sure about the Ravenclaw part, but I had always thought that my Slytherin and Hufflepuff sides were about equal. I'm just not very Gryffindor. At least this sorting quiz wasn't one of the ones that asked about one's favorite color or any other such drivel.
ananzi: (sea turtle!)
1.  I think that I'm getting a nice, new, absolutely gorgeous viola!  My viola teacher gave it the official stamp of approval today and the only thing that might possibly hold us back is the cost.  I have promised to practice more often in exchange.

2.  Tomorrow is the last day of school for me before the break!

3.  A letter from UNC-Chapel Hill that isn't an official admissions decision but that sure as heck makes it sound like I'll get in come January.

4.  My English essay is going really well right now! ^.^

5. This:

1. OPEN PAINT
2. CLOSE YOUR EYES
3. DRAW A CAT




I hope that I'm not too boring to read on here.  Perhaps the cat makes up for it?

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1.  On Thursday evening, I went to my school's dance concert where I was able to see my younger sister's group, as well as others, perform.  All of them were quite good!  One of my friends, DaNece, was in the advanced ballet class (they performed something from the Nutcracker!).  My sister's class did a more modern *thing*.

I'm so proud of my sister!  She's a freshman in high school this year, and auditioned into one of the more advanced groups of modern dance.  I find her annoying and whiny some of the time, but in the end I think that I like her quite a bit.

It makes me wish that I had a talent for dance.

2.  Yesterday (Friday night) was the Christmas dinner for the senior high youth at my church.  Talking to friends.  Figuring out everything, order and all, for "The Twelve Days of Christmas".  Trying octopus (it was pretty bland).  Gift exchange - I am now the proud owner of a Mr. Potato Head!

3.  Also on Friday, I bought my first ever Regina Spektor CD, Soviet Kitsch.


4.  Today:  When I was playing bingo at the retirement home, one of the residents, Anne, got angry at another resident for "not letting [her] win" and stormed wheeled out.  It wasn't an amazingly good thing, but it was good for a laugh.

5.  I got accepted into UNC-Asheville!

At this point it's more of a backup school than anything else, but it's my first acceptance and a place that I genuinely wouldn't mind attending if I didn't have other schools that I was interested in more.

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You Scored as Arabic

You should learn Arabic! Another alphabet? No problem for you. Could be useful if you're considering being a journalist or world traveler.

Arabic
73%
Latin
73%
Chinese
67%
French
60%
Japanese
53%
Spanish
47%
English
0%
ananzi: (green statue)
Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test...

NBPC - The Daydreamer

Nature, Background, Big Picture, and Color

You perceive the world with particular attention to nature. You focus on the hidden treasures of life (the background) and how that fits into the larger picture. You are also particularly drawn towards the colors around you. Because of the value you place on nature, you tend to find comfort in more subdued settings and find energy in solitude. You like to ponder ideas and imagine the many possibilities of your life without worrying about the details or specifics. You are in tune with all that is around you and understand your life as part of a larger whole. You are a down-to-earth person who enjoys going with the flow.

Take The Perception Personality Image Test at HelloQuizzy

In the description, they seem to have me pegged pretty well.
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you are lightcyan
#E0FFFF

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

Woo.  It sounds like it's at least relatively like me, if not completely perfect.  I remember in middle school that I used to be extremely bright and optimistic - it's toned itself down naturally since then.  As terrible as this sounds, I think that's why Katie H. never completely saw eye-to-eye with me; we were similar in book tastes and such, but I was perpetually cheery and she was perpetually depressed and cynical.

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