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Banaquiz #1

I thank the God who puts adventures in my way (even He who makes me late for dinner).

Here's an interview quiz I wrote for all of you - my LJ friends and other readers of this blog.
It's the first one I have written of this type. I'd appreciate any comments, critiques, or suggestions on how to improve these.

Please take the questions and post your answers here or in your own LJ.

1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
Not having read Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica nor Polya's landmark How To Solve It (it's on my list, honest!), I would have to name Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Abelson, Sussman, and Sussman as my recommendation. Trust me, it isn't just for computer scientists, nor only for engineers.

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
I once (1998 or so) dreamed that my father was a Starfleet general and that I (a Starfleet officer) was assigned to guard him from Maquis. They almost succeeded in kidnapping him several times, whereupon I realized that his security detail was insufficient, so on the next attack I threw myself into the path of a disruptor shot aimed at him. I learned that one almost never feels it when one is shot in dreams.

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
I skipped the last two years of high school (11th-12th grade) and the first year of university.

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
I am of average height for an American, but above average height for an East Asian (5'10+" or 178cm).

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
I am quite nearsighted.

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)
(I will answer both, because I wrote the question.)
My ultimate short story, to date, would be about a mysteriously abandoned empire of moderately high technology, absent of almost its entire populace, save for some outlying colonies. Only a few young children remain. The story evokes some others such as King's "Children of The Corn" (a short story from Night Shift, the original Doom plot, and the old Apple ][gs game Alien Mind, but that's as far as the similarities go. Scientists of the abandoned empire had recently stumbled upon an artifact of a technologically-advanced precursor race, but there is no evidence of a mass exodus. To learn more, you'll have to read the story when I finish it. :-)
The only book I have ever read in one sitting, save possibly a book or two of The Belgariad by David Eddings, is the novelization of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks. I came close to finishing Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice in one sitting, and that was better than either, IMO.

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
At Hopkins, I was a double major in Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences (formerly Industrial Engineering and Operations Research). At Illinois, I majored in Computer Science.


Here are three more optional questions for TEUNCs:

8. If TEUNC had unlimited resources, and you could choose to moot with any TEUNCs you pleased, where would you like the moot to be?
I'd still like it to be in a place where as many TEUNCs as possible would feel comfortable attending - probably in Western Europe or Southern California - but where none of us actually live (so it would not be boring for anyone and no one would feel especially obligated to play host or tour guide).

9. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC men from other men. Please explain your answer.
First, to get the bovious one out of the way: zaniness; 'nuff said. Second, I think many TEUNC men are considerably more sensitive than most, for better or for worse. By this, I don't mean "thin-skinned", as not all of us are, nor "vulnerable" - at least, enough of us are well-adjusted enough to put the kibosh on any such broad sweeping generalization. I just think the appreciation of Tolkien and TEUNC's special flavor of oddball humor makes us somewhat more empathic. Third, I think we tend to pick up on subtlety more than other guys. This is partly from years of reading each others' posts and chatting for hours upon a Saturday afternoon, so that we practically finish each others' sentences; it is also from gradual ratcheting up of the crypticness/subtlety of even our public messages. How does the old Eagles song "The Sad Café" put it?
And we would sing right out loud
The things we dared not say...


10. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC women from other women. Please explain your answer.
The first would have to be their candor and unsqueamishness. Get to know a TEUNCette - they are the greatest friends - and you may be so fortunate (or sometimes unfortunate ;-)) as to experience this. Second is their intelligence. A cynic would aver that it isn't TEUNC women who are getting smart, it's TEUNC men who are getting dumber, but not I (though I suppose that is also plausible if you think about it). Third, IMHO, is their warmth. Some TEUNC women are especially sweet, and some are kind - if you know me, you know I don't make this attribution lightly. I suppose I cheated a bit in doubling up on adjectives, but hey, it's my quiz. :-)
Oh, and thanks to whomever put Bob Marley's "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" on my TEUNC CD. ^_~

Edit, 23:45 CST - Answers from istari_ala, gondhir, and Haxie have made me realize what is wrong with the phrasing of questions #9 and #10 above. Being a probabilist, I mean "distinguish" in a statistical data clustering sense rather than a categorical sense. i.e., I mean "name three characteristics that tend to be more strongly expressed in TEUNC men (or women) you know than on average among men (or women) of your acquaintance", not "name three properties that are universally true of all TEUNC men (or women) and universally false of all non-TEUNC men (or women)". I'm just getting nitpixed on that word "distinguish", is my guess. You're all just symbolic logicians in hmunsa form, sent to plague a poor, honest, God-fearing Bayesian! ;-)

Actually, I'd written a reply to one of Ala's posts that clarified the above p6int, but wouldn't you know it, dinner got in the way. :-P

And just to clarify: I'm not out to promulgate any stereotypes. I personally think it's valid to talk about general trends in a small group or subdemographic (TEUNC) versus society as a whole. Of course there are exceptions; single individuals are unpredictable. Conslut yer Asimov!

One of me! Quadrillions of them!
- The Mule


Edit, 23:50 CST: Anyone filling out the TEUNC questions - please see my clarifying remark.

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Banazîr

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erebrandir
Dec. 13th, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)
  1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.

    Gee... I don't know. I haven't read very much sciencey text that would be universally applicable. But I think all people everywhere should read The Lord of the Rings.

  2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.

    I used to have recurrent dreams about being kidnapped by terrorists when I was younger. Once, they shot me, and I died, and I watched myself be buried, but couldn't do anything about it.

  3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.

    I used to have a very bad temper, and got in trouble a lot in grade school.

  4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.

    I have a slight Southern accent.

  5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.

    Hmmm... *looks at picture* I don't shave? :-p

  6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)

    (I will also answer both, for I am a geek.)

    If I wrote a story, it would probably be a rather sentimental romance involving a high school marching band. That's where most of my best times took place. I have some other sappy ideas in my head that I think about writing down a lot, but most of them are kind of depressing, and they would probably all be repetitive of each other.

    I also had some pretty good, more sci-fi-ish and fantasy-ish ideas, but I can't think of any of them at the moment. Oh, yeah, I remembered. I'm not going to tell, though; that would give it away. ;-) Who knows; I might actually write it someday.

    The best book I've read in one sitting? Well, I don't really remember that far back, so it's hard to say about anything I've read more than a couple of years ago; but last Christmas I was feeling nostalgic and bought Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy and read at least one of them in one sitting; I know that I read all three in about two days.

  7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?

    I've been a Computer Science major, but I recently changed to History.

That was a good interview.
banazir
Dec. 13th, 2003 07:31 am (UTC)
1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
Gee... I don't know. I haven't read very much sciencey text that would be universally applicable. But I think all people everywhere should read The Lord of the Rings.
Tres bien!
I'd actually recommend The Silmarillion for lengthening people's attention spans (I'm not being facetious, it did wonders for me when I read it at 21).

Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
I used to have recurrent dreams about being kidnapped by terrorists when I was younger. Once, they shot me, and I died, and I watched myself be buried, but couldn't do anything about it.
Wow, that's tough.
Did your perspective change the instant you "died" in your dream?
See, this is where I'd like to be able to switch to lucid mode.
The only recurrent dream I have had more than twice is a skydiving stunt one from my childhood (7-11) where I'm trying to match the drop rate of a 1-ton block of asphalt with a daisy embedded in it. I have to hang on to the stem without breaking it. I think it's a metaphor for my making things tougher than they really are. :-P

Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
I used to have a very bad temper, and got in trouble a lot in grade school.
I would not have guessed from your LJ - perhaps you might tell us a story some time there?

Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
I have a slight Southern accent.
This, I would have guessed.
I was born in 'lanta-Jawja, BTW (but have no Southern accent to speak of any more).

Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
Hmmm... *looks at picture* I don't shave? :-p
Heh, true.

If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)
(I will also answer both, for I am a geek.)
LOL!

If I wrote a story, it would probably be a rather sentimental romance involving a high school marching band. That's where most of my best times took place. I have some other sappy ideas in my head that I think about writing down a lot, but most of them are kind of depressing, and they would probably all be repetitive of each other.
Well, give it a go some time - you might surprise yourself, and us!

I also had some pretty good, more sci-fi-ish and fantasy-ish ideas, but I can't think of any of them at the moment. Oh, yeah, I remembered. I'm not going to tell, though; that would give it away. ;-) Who knows; I might actually write it someday.
No problem, I look forward to it.

The best book I've read in one sitting? Well, I don't really remember that far back, so it's hard to say about anything I've read more than a couple of years ago; but last Christmas I was feeling nostalgic and bought Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy and read at least one of them in one sitting; I know that I read all three in about two days.
Hrm... now that I think about it, I believe I read The Silver Chair in one sitting, and most of the Chronicles of Narnia except LWW, TMN, and TLB in one sitting. We read LWW in class in 5th grade and I finished all 7 within one semester. I remember day and night blending together as I finished TLB.

If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
I've been a Computer Science major, but I recently changed to History.
Coincidentally, most of the people I know personally are CSes, and I have several other friends who are history majors, so you're in good company.

That was a good interview.
Thanks! Those were some informative and interesting answers.

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Banazir
istari_ala
Dec. 13th, 2003 03:20 pm (UTC)
I was gonna put this in my own journal, but there were too many questions I couldn't answer well.

1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
Textbook of Wisdom by Edward de Bono

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
Erm.. I'm fighting with several definitions of poignant here. Given that I make no effort to remember unhappy dreams, I probably can't answer this anyway.

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
Vague much? I used to do old-time ballroom dancing and passed the first exam. When I was very little.

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
Erm.. well.. they know what my face looks like.

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
Nothing. They just see what I look like.

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
Ok, I'm a confusing Brit who has both been educated beyond school, but not been to uni, so I'm gonna answer both ways.

In sixth form college, Religion & Philosphy was my faourite subject. It was great fun. The Old Testament has plenty of sex and violence, and funny characters. Creation theory and exsistance of god arguements and lots of circle-logicy fun. Philosophy is great for veering way off the original subject. I think my favourite unplanned discussion was "If the teacher is having sex on her desk, is it still a desk?". It also taught me never to start an arguement with "we all accept that the moon goes round the earth."

Assume nothing, or prepare to be corrected.

But the only subject I actually passed at A-level, is Computing. That's the programming, database theory, systems design, internal working type computing, not the 'This week we learn to use PowerPoint' type Information Technology.

- TEUNC questions -

8. If TEUNC had unlimited resources, and you could choose to moot with any TEUNCs you pleased, where would you like the moot to be?
With unlimited resources, definalty NZ. We could tour all the movie locations, learn to surf, get the count to sing on volcanoes, scare sheep, scare tourists, scare each other, and generally be teuncy.

9. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC men from other men. Please explain your answer.
Erm, which stereotype of 'other men' are we dealing with here? Cos the kinda guys I make freinds with in RL are also very teuncy, but often with more leather.

10. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC women from other women. Please explain your answer.
Umm... We don't bitch about each other. As much. Maybe. *shrug* I know more TEUNC-women-like women than TEUNC women, so again I cna't give you an answer.
banazir
Dec. 13th, 2003 04:28 pm (UTC)
Response to Ala's answers, Part 1 of 2
I was gonna put this in my own journal, but there were too many questions I couldn't answer well.
Wlel, perhaps you could put a p6inter, if you like? I'd like to encourage other people to take this up.

1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
Textbook of Wisdom by Edward de Bono
Interesting - I haven't heard of it, but I will look it up.
Could you tell me more about it?

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
Erm.. I'm fighting with several definitions of poignant here. Given that I make no effort to remember unhappy dreams, I probably can't answer this anyway.
Hrm, wot definition of "poignant" restricts yourelf to unhappy dreams?
I was thinking "touching", "profound and memorable", or just "pathetic" or "dramatic".
Mine was eViolent just acos it was the first one that popped into my head as dramatic and somewhat affecting.

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
Vague much?
Yes - I intentionally wanted this one to be open-ended.

I used to do old-time ballroom dancing and passed the first exam. When I was very little.
Neat.

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
Erm.. well.. they know what my face looks like.
There you go! That's actually very informative.

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
Nothing. They just see what I look like.
Now that's just modesty. :-)

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)
Did you skip this on a-porpoise?

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
Ok, I'm a confusing Brit who has both been educated beyond school, but not been to uni, so I'm gonna answer both ways.
Fair enerf!

In sixth form college, Religion & Philosphy was my faourite subject. It was great fun. The Old Testament has plenty of sex and violence, and funny characters. Creation theory and exsistance of god arguements and lots of circle-logicy fun. Philosophy is great for veering way off the original subject. I think my favourite unplanned discussion was "If the teacher is having sex on her desk, is it still a desk?". It also taught me never to start an arguement with "we all accept that the moon goes round the earth."
Agreed (that R&P are interesting subjects, can be fun, that the OT has lal manner of sex, violence, and funny characters, that logic can lead one in theosophic circles, and that philosophy tends to take one far afield. I'll take your word about the teacher question, and I'm vert curious about the moon question. See, the quiz was worth it - to me, ataleast, jsut for this answer. :-))

Assume nothing, or prepare to be corrected.
I'm lamost lawaz prepared to be corrected, Ala.

But the only subject I actually passed at A-level, is Computing. That's the programming, database theory, systems design, internal working type computing, not the 'This week we learn to use PowerPoint' type Information Technology.
Which is why you get stereotypically shunted into the "IT tronkie" side of my friends, but I'm happy to see the "sides" blending together at least in my LJ friends list. (To clarify, my friends are pretty much split down a hard line; most of the tronkies never even talk to the non-tronkies, and I wish it were otherwise).

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Banazir
Re: Response to Ala's answers, Part 1 of 2 - istari_ala - Dec. 13th, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
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celandineb
Dec. 13th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
Hm. Difficult. Just for the heck of it, because I like it and think anyone should read it, Richard Adams’ Watership Down. (Obviously Tolkien's work as well, but for something a bit different.)

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
I rarely remember dreams for more than a day or two, sorry!

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
When I was a college senior I was a model for art classes on my campus several times. Yes, a nude model. And my ex-girlfriend and her then-boyfriend were in one of the classes.

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
I almost never engage in traditional female grooming activities - I let my hair air-dry, I don’t wear makeup, etc.

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
I sunburn very easily.

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)
My ultimate short story? No idea. I would love to take time out to write a fantasy novel for the 13-17 age group, dealing with coming-of-age and politics both. The best book I’ve read in one sitting? Not sure of that either. I read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card three times in two days when I first read it, though.

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
I majored in history as an undergraduate. My graduate fields were medieval Europe, early modern Europe, and medieval studies.

Celandine
banazir
Dec. 13th, 2003 10:01 pm (UTC)
1. Book for scientists
Hm. Difficult. Just for the heck of it, because I like it and think anyone should read it, Richard Adams’ Watership Down. (Obviously Tolkien's work as well, but for something a bit different.)
A very good idea!
Would you believe I have not read WD?
It's been on my list since I was... *psaag* 11.
Now do you epople believe me when I tell you that I'm a catastrophic procrastinator? :-P

2. Poignant dream
I rarely remember dreams for more than a day or two, sorry!
No problem. I have trouble remembering most dreams for more than an hour or two - that's why I keep a (spotty) dream journal.

3. Previously unmentioned fact
When I was a college senior I was a model for art classes on my campus several times. Yes, a nude model. And my ex-girlfriend and her then-boyfriend were in one of the classes.
Fascinating. If I may ask, did you find that difficult?

4. What is learned by meeting you in person
I almost never engage in traditional female grooming activities - I let my hair air-dry, I don’t wear makeup, etc.
Should I encourage you to adopt the Engrish TTT frame of Samwise saying "Don't do me anything, I'm natural" as an LJ icon? Yes, I think I will! :-D
(If you know me, you know how much I covet that icon...)

5. What is learned from your pic
I sunburn very easily.

6. Your ultimate short story / best one-sitting book
My ultimate short story? No idea. I would love to take time out to write a fantasy novel for the 13-17 age group, dealing with coming-of-age and politics both.
Have you read Orson Scott Card's Shadow of The Hegemon? (I haven't.) If so, how did you like it?
How about Lloyd Alexander's Taran Wanderer, my favorite of that genre? The Castle of Llyr?
And... um... Queen's Own (Mercedes Lackey's trilogy Arrows of The Queen, Arrow's Flight, and Arrow's Fall)? I like that trilogy as much or better than anything she's written since.

The best book I’ve read in one sitting? Not sure of that either. I read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card three times in two days when I first read it, though.
Wow, everyone's answering both! Good to see. :-D
I liked EG a lot, and identified with both the younger and the elder Ender, even when I did not agree entirely with him.

7. Interest and/or major
I majored in history as an undergraduate. My graduate fields were medieval Europe, early modern Europe, and medieval studies.
Interesting!
It seems I have several historians and historians-to-be on my LJ friends list.

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Banazir
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(Anonymous)
Dec. 14th, 2003 12:58 am (UTC)
Woo... here we go...
1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
* Anything by Ernst Hans Gombrich. His style is almost informal, but while being accessible to 'newbies' or people outside the field, it also gives art theorists / art historians / psychologists even plenty to learn and think about. Very few writers achieve that.

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
* Too many to mention, and fear rules most of them, but, give me a theme and I'll remember a cool dream about it.

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
* Save the last one, my relationships snapped on the issue of sex: they wanted, I didn't.

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
* Theso says...
[01:56] AHA! You think that Mia is a Person .......
[01:56] Mia is a State of Mind!
[01:56] A Jungian Universal!
[01:57] An Archetype!
[01:58] Mia is a Reality from ....
[01:58] ....Die Andere Seite!
[01:58] (some day I gotta re-read that.)
... and he met me in person, or should I say a state of mind? :)

The Count says...
[02:00] "I'm really hot"?
[02:00] "I talk mega fast"?
... which is true. I do talk mega fast, especially in Croatian. Ask any mooter about listening to me in any language. :)

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
* I'm busty. Damn.

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)
* Short story? Something from my world, or more accurately something that will, alas, have to be sacrificed for the clarity of the final 'graphic novel'. One sitting? "Die andere Seite" by Alfred Kubin. By the end of it I had to go take a walk to calm down. It's everything I ever wanted.

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
* My diploma says I'm a 'professor of Fine Arts', but what it really means is that I'm qualified to teach both art history and art (esp. printmaking) in primary and high school. As I'm employed at my Uni now, I'll have to get a PhD ASAP to justify their trust... :)

8. If TEUNC had unlimited resources, and you could choose to moot with any TEUNCs you pleased, where would you like the moot to be?
* Unlimited resources, unlimited power, I'd take TEUNC to my world. If not, Macedonia is the next best thing. I don't mind being a tour guide, and I'd prefer a stunningly beautiful and historic place that still manages not to be swamped with tourists.

9. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC men from other men. Please explain your answer.
* To be quite honest, I know people outside TEUNC, online and meatspace, who are just like the men of TEUNC, so I wouldn't know the answer to this one.

10. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC women from other women. Please explain your answer.
* See above.

Hugs,
Mia
banazir
Dec. 14th, 2003 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Woo... here we go...
1. Book for scientists
Anything by Ernst Hans Gombrich. His style is almost informal, but while being accessible to 'newbies' or people outside the field, it also gives art theorists / art historians / psychologists even plenty to learn and think about. Very few writers achieve that.
Cllo. If it is available in Engrish, it (or its transtation) is going on my list right away. I've tried to read textboonks in their original non-Engrish language (e.g., Berge's Graphes et Hypergraphes) and couldn't cut it.

2. Poignant dream
Too many to mention, and fear rules most of them, but, give me a theme and I'll remember a cool dream about it.
Hrm, yer just making taht fofer acos yew know I will knot ask fro Sex or eViolence as certain TEUNCs would. ;-)
/me ponders
How about something epic? Anything where the fate of the world, a nation, or your homeland rested in your hands - deeath optional, non-Middle-earth preferred.

3. Previously unmentioned fact
Save the last one, my relationships snapped on the issue of sex: they wanted, I didn't.
Hrm, I suppose beware of TEUNCs who dknot want sex could be an interesting aphorism. It would make a nice conversation piece as a T-shirt, in naz case.

4. What is learned by meeting you in person
You think that Mia is a Person ....... a State of Mind! A Jungian Universal! An Archetype! Mia is a Reality from .... Die Andere Seite!
Mia With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell? Hey, I'd wotch (or read) it.

5. What is learned from your pic
"I'm really hot"?
The Count would say that! (Which is knot to saz it isn't true, of curse.) Adn coming from a rog, taht is no small compriment.
"I talk mega fast"?
So, I really shouldn't ask, but tell me: how many times is UZAS slowed down? :-D
... which is true. I do talk mega fast, especially in Croatian. Ask any mooter about listening to me in any language. :)
"Jereeza the Nazgul Auctioneer" just doesn't have the same allure as "Jereeza the Belly-Dancing Nazgul", is wot.

6. Your ultimate short story / best one-sitting book
Short story? Something from my world, or more accurately something that will, alas, have to be sacrificed for the clarity of the final 'graphic novel'.
I loonk froward to it nevertheless, and that's a fact.
One sitting? "Die andere Seite" by Alfred Kubin. By the end of it I had to go take a walk to calm down. It's everything I ever wanted.
This will hafta waut, fro me, acos my list is too long and getting longer... *sigh*

7. Interest and/or major
My diploma says I'm a 'professor of Fine Arts', but what it really means is that I'm qualified to teach both art history and art (esp. printmaking) in primary and high school. As I'm employed at my Uni now, I'll have to get a PhD ASAP to justify their trust... :)
A Ph.D. to justify trust?!
BWAHAHAHahahahhahaheehehihoho...
*ahem* Srroz.

8. TEUNCmoot of your dreams
Unlimited resources, unlimited power, I'd take TEUNC to my world.
Cllo. So would I, but knot everyone might like it. How do you feel about a shining citadel by the sea, under a rose and cerulean sky?
If not, Macedonia is the next best thing. I don't mind being a tour guide, and I'd prefer a stunningly beautiful and historic place that still manages not to be swamped with tourists.
Vert goond! When TEUNC takes over the worldhas available funds, I will memember to invite you to bring forth yer idea.

9. TEUNC men compared with others you know, on average
To be quite honest, I know people outside TEUNC, online and meatspace, who are just like the men of TEUNC, so I wouldn't know the answer to this one.
Fair 'nuff.
Are these individuals or really a lot of your other friends?

10. TEUNC women compared with others you know, on average
See above.
*nods*
(Same question.)

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 14th, 2003 01:32 am (UTC)
ok,

this thread is trasking long enough already,
what with you and ala and verything else.

so mine response is going on my blog.

http://www.geocities.com/barahirion/blog/

regards,
Barahirion

~~~~~~
the Tick:
Oh, look, Arthur, it's a completely rehabilitated villain. She's comfortable with herself. Comfort, commitment, marriage, what do these things have in common? The letter 'C' except for marriage, and if people get all British whenever they get knocked on the head, what do British people get? I know... comatose! Another 'C'.

gondhir
Dec. 14th, 2003 02:53 am (UTC)
Me Answers
1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
I don't think there is one. As far as books to "improve" them somehow (like science books or whatever), there are numerous books written about every subject imaginable and I don't think there's any book that needs to be read by everyone (or every scientist). As far as books to read just because they're good books, or have a good message or something, not everyone has the same tastes in books and what I think is a great book, someone else might really dislike and get nothing out of.

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
Well, there's this one semi-recurring dream that has something to do with something. Pipes, maybe. And committees. I can never remember any details about it at all. But I get a certain feeling when I have it that I never get at any other time. It's kind of like being nervous, apprehensive, depressed, resigned, and crushed all at the same time. Not a particularly pleasant feeling. Fortunately, it's just a dream because I think if I had that feeling during my waking hours, my brain would just shut down and let my heart and lungs fend for themselves.

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
I'm a TEUNC. There, I've never written that in my journal before. Hmm, how about something I don't think I've mentioned online before? In Elementary school, I played an elf in a Christmas play and my stuttering stopped me from saying one of my lines. After a few seconds delay, one of the other elves said it (we were all pretty generic, so it didn't really matter who said what).

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
Um. If I'm wearing shorts, they would know that I have very hairy legs.

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
Around here, anyone who saw me would know I was a Marine from the haircut. But in the rest of the world, it's not so obvious. Everyone would probably notice, um, that I shave just about every day.

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)
I couldn't write the ultimate short story in 1-365 days or beyond. Best book in one sitting? Um... does every waking minute until you're done count? Because I used to do that during summer break. Wake up, read, read while eating, read while doing everything, pausing only to move from one place to the other. I read LotR like that a few times. I've read "Leaf by Niggle" in one sitting before but it's not really a book, but part of another book. As far as book books, I think I've read Jurassic Park in one sitting.

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
I used to be a geology major.

Here are three more optional questions for TEUNCs:
Oh, thanks, I'm SOOOooooo glad they're not "required". ;)

8. If TEUNC had unlimited resources, and you could choose to moot with any TEUNCs you pleased, where would you like the moot to be?
Tirion upon Túna.

9. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC men from other men. Please explain your answer.

10. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC women from other women. Please explain your answer.


(I don't see the point in having these seperate)

Err... all other people?!?! Wow. Um. Nothing. There is nothing that is true of all TEUNC men or women that is not also true of some non-TEUNC men or women.

Or did you mean statistically? TEUNCs are more likely than the other humans on the planet to
1) Be interested in Tolkien
2) Have Internet access
3) Speak English.
banazir
Dec. 15th, 2003 05:13 am (UTC)
Re: Me Answers
1. Book for scientists
I don't think there is one.
Hokaz.
It's knot an exact science... so far I've had one Textboonk of Wisdom (istari_ala), one Dr. Seuss boonk (sui_degeneris), a Kerouac book (Barahirion), LoTR (erebrandir), something by Hawking or Rowling (deire), Watership Down (celandineb), a book that was originally a CS/Eng textbook (my rec), a book on surgery as a science (vretallin), an art history book (I think), and nuffink fro everyone (gondhir).

2. Poignant dream
Well, there's this one semi-recurring dream that has something to do with something. Pipes, maybe. And committees.
Pipes as in fire mains? Old Toby? The Windows screensaver?
I can never remember any details about it at all. But I get a certain feeling when I have it that I never get at any other time. It's kind of like being nervous, apprehensive, depressed, resigned, and crushed all at the same time.
Interesting - I had apprehensive feelings when I had the skydiving dream but also a nervous, joyful anticipation. I would invariably land safely and be transported to this awards hall where I could not see over people's heads and had to stand on the back of a bench (pew?). I would hear ominous organ music from a dais I could barely glimpse.

3. Previously unmentioned fact
I played an elf in a Christmas play and my stuttering stopped me from saying one of my lines.
In a third-grade Christmas play at Temple Christian School in Lakeland, FL, I played Balthazar (one of the Three Magi). IIRC, I was given this role acos I stood in for someone in a general Christian testimonial play and was extremely loud. I'm not sure why being loud qualifies one to be a Wise Man, but I'm still learning. :-P

4. What is learned by meeting you in person
Um. If I'm wearing shorts, they would know that I have very hairy legs.
Sew, it's YEW who is hawwy?
Adn lal this time Yoj was getting the blame? :-D

5. What is learned from your pic
Marine... that I shave just about every day.
Yep.
Laso that you prolly have a fast metabolism.

6. Your ultimate short story / best one-sitting book
I couldn't write the ultimate short story in 1-365 days or beyond.
I just meant your shrot story, "ultimate" knot being naz ideal, just what you'd want to do (if so inclined) within up to a yeat.
Book in one sitting: LoTR, Leaf by Niggle, Jurassic Park
I've never actually finished anything by Crichton. How was JP?

7. Interest and/or major
I used to be a geology major.
Cllo. I wonder if you'd anjoy geoinformatics (if you decide to pursue CS).

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Banazir
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sui_degeneris
Dec. 14th, 2003 03:07 am (UTC)
Question 10...
Brave hobbit to ask that question.

Even braver to answer it.

If you're interested in reading them, my answers to these questions are on my LJ.

If you aren't interested....

/me takes the top off a tube of cranberry lipstick.

Take care, sweetie!
banazir
Dec. 15th, 2003 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Question 10...
Brave hobbit to ask that question.
Curiosity, knot foolhardy courage, kilded the hobbit.

Even braver to answer it.
Wlel, somebuddy had to. :-P

If you're interested in reading them, my answers to these questions are on my LJ.
Have read, will reply soon.

If you aren't interested....
/me takes the top off a tube of cranberry lipstick.

/me stands tall (as tall as possible)
Is taht some kind of a threat?!
*ulp*

Take care, sweetie!
You, too.

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Banazir
(Anonymous)
Dec. 14th, 2003 11:56 am (UTC)
Okay...
Three for the TEUNC men, three for the TEUNC women... it's still a difficult question, because even if you take a very teuncy thing like tyoping, before TEUNC I was (still am) one of the 'rejects' (sounds familiar?) from Yahoo!Chat's Books and Literature room, who then made another group called Gorpies. Gorpies has reached its fourth generation by now, and their motto, older than TEUNC, is "Typos R Us". So Yahoo's B&L and its 'child' Gorpies were my teuncy groups before TEUNC, and during my early teunciness I was also in the Nightrunner Ghost Forum (ask Arwen for details) which was an amazingly close and very irreverent Tolkien fan group. I could go on... so I suppose the only thing I could mention is that at the moment most of the wo/men that I know, and with the qualities that attract me, reside in TEUNC, but apart from that, I really couldn't tell. Srroz!

Hugs,
Mia
banazir
Dec. 14th, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Okay...
Three for the TEUNC men, three for the TEUNC women... it's still a difficult question, because even if you take a very teuncy thing like tyoping...
Oh, yes. I didn't certainly mean that there necessarily are three characteristics that we would all agree on, as everyone's personal experience differs. I do think there are some trends (that you could see demographically or through other statistics), not just about TEUNC as a group but about TEUNCs as people, that don't have anything to do directly with Tolkien or zany humor, that instead speak to what attracts many of us to the group.

And it's entirely reasonable that someone's answer should be "nothing, IMO" or "question 9 and 10 should be unified acos my answers don't divide by sex" (divide by sex? odd phrase, that). I wouldn't force the issue if I could; I'm just posing a question.

before TEUNC I was (still am) one of the 'rejects' (sounds familiar?) from Yahoo!Chat's Books and Literature room, who then made another group called Gorpies. Gorpies has reached its fourth generation by now, and their motto, older than TEUNC, is "Typos R Us". So Yahoo's B&L and its 'child' Gorpies were my teuncy groups before TEUNC, and during my early teunciness I was also in the Nightrunner Ghost Forum (ask Arwen for details) which was an amazingly close and very irreverent Tolkien fan group. I could go on...
Sure, sure - as I said, it doesn't have to be demonstrably unique, just a rare quality in all but other similar or parallel groups. What you've named is a property common to two groups you belong to, which are both a small slice of the people you know overall.

so I suppose the only thing I could mention is that at the moment most of the wo/men that I know, and with the qualities that attract me, reside in TEUNC, but apart from that, I really couldn't tell. Srroz!
No need to be srroz, that's you! *teunces*
Just so I understand, though: you mean that the qualities that attract you personally are more concentrated in TEUNC people? If that's the idea, what would you cite as an example?

Here's one from me: I belong to several other Tolkien humor groups, but TEUNC, both as a group and individually, seems to me to have more eclectic tastes and interests. That's laso true of the people as a whole that I know online and IRL. I think that's cllo.

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Banazir
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(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2003 06:01 pm (UTC)
Jezukriste...
You two, Bana and Al. Calm down. Now. Have a cookie. Go lie down. Do something else. This is not even funny anymore!

Exhausted,
Mia
banazir
Dec. 17th, 2003 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: Jezukriste...
You two, Bana and Al. Calm down. Now. Have a cookie. Go lie down. Do something else. This is not even funny anymore!

No problemo - it's gotten very quiet here and is about to get quieter (maybe).

"How many moms do I have?" as a belly-dancing Nazgul once asked...

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Banazir
(or have you been deputized too?)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 16th, 2003 01:32 am (UTC)
The Count's Replies, in Brief
(fOR NON-TEUNCS: i AM A bALROG, AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. And I got attacked by Caplsut, an appalling female Maia who makes me hit the CapsLock button during wogah.)


1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.

Something not techno, but actual literature. LOTR, for example. Science fiction might be good, too, if it shows the limits of science and discourages the notion that scientists are God in labcoats.

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.

I'm not going to say much about this. I ocne had a dream about taking a girl to the opera and talking to her about fantasy literature; later she disappeared and I couldn't find her.

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.

I committed murder once. It was fun.

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.

I look like the classic mad scientist.

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
I am quite nearsighted.

Ditto. Also, I'm a guy.

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)

Hmmmmm ... It would probably be a weird parody of Tolkien or opera. At the moment, I'm writing a Tolkienized version of Count of Monte Cristo.

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?

French and Italian literature.

8. If TEUNC had unlimited resources, and you could choose to moot with any TEUNCs you pleased, where would you like the moot to be?

Croatia or Italy wd be cllo ... Oxford wd be fun as well, as a lot of us missed the first time. But who knows ...

9. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC men from other men. Please explain your answer.

Oh well, even with the edit, this is a hard one to answer. I'll agree with zaniness and add nerdiness; but the notion that TEUNCs are somehow "special" is perhaps best resisted.

10. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC women from other women. Please explain your answer.

What I said for the males applies also to the females, in its entirety. Some of the females are pretty hot, but hardly more so than enormous globs of non-TEUNCs.
banazir
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC)
Re: The Count's Replies, in Brief
(fOR NON-TEUNCS: i AM A bALROG, AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. And I got attacked by Caplsut, an appalling female Maia who makes me hit the CapsLock button during wogah.)
TMi

1. Book for scientists
Something not techno, but actual literature. LOTR, for example. Science fiction might be good, too, if it shows the limits of science and discourages the notion that scientists are God in labcoats.
Goond, I was hoping somebuddy would write taht.
We aren't Valar in labcoats, either.
Mazbe elves.
Or hobbits.

2. Poignant dream
I'm not going to say much about this. I ocne had a dream about taking a girl to the opera and talking to her about fantasy literature; later she disappeared and I couldn't find her.
Interesting, I've heard a lont of dreams of that variety, and read even more psotted to blogs. Spinking of which, donut yew want an LJ? :-D

3. Previously unmentioned fact
I committed murder once. It was fun.
Murrrrrddeeerrreeerrr.
(YRAINW)

4. What is learned by meeting you in person
I look like the classic mad scientist.
Noly without your tweedy cap - with it, you loonk like the classic classics professor.

5. What is learned from your pic
I am quite nearsighted.
Ditto. Also, I'm a guy.
Ah, yes, that you could tell from my phote, too.

6. Your ultimate short story
Hmmmmm ... It would probably be a weird parody of Tolkien or opera. At the moment, I'm writing a Tolkienized version of Count of Monte Cristo.
More! We liked the first part!

7. Interest and/or major
French and Italian literature.
Cllo.

TEUNC queastions

8. TEUNCmoot of your dreams
Croatia or Italy wd be cllo ... Oxford wd be fun as well, as a lot of us missed the first time. But who knows ...
Can a man knot do both?
It's lal expenses paid, see.

9. Distinguishing characteristics of TEUNC men, if naz
Oh well, even with the edit, this is a hard one to answer. I'll agree with zaniness and add nerdiness; but the notion that TEUNCs are somehow "special" is perhaps best resisted.
Yes, it wasn't meant to be easy. I agree in part with your remark - I think TEUNC is not so special as a group, though the individual people (to me) are special (each in his or her own way). In some ways it's just acos I spend enough time to get to know a few of them reasonably well.

10. Distinguishing characteristics of TEUNC women, if naz
What I said for the males applies also to the females, in its entirety. Some of the females are pretty hot, but hardly more so than enormous globs of non-TEUNCs.
True, mais, I am naturally suspishus of naz phrase uttered by a Balrog that refers to "hot" and "enormous globs". Yew can't knot pass. Go bax to the Shadow. And take that lava lamp with yew.

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Banazir
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(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2003 07:25 am (UTC)
Yoj is bax!
Gonna answer this even though I'm late, because I like filling out quizzes and forms and questionnaires. (There! One thign you didn't know aboot me.)

1. Name a book, other than a sacred text, that you believe every scientist should read.
The NY Times Cookbook because everyone should know how to cook.

2. Relate a poignant event from any dream you have had.
I used to have a recurring dream that I was merrily skipping through a garden maze and then ended up at a spaceship that was going to take me somewhere, and it was fnu. Not "poignant" exactly, though. I also dreamt that I was windsurfing with a koala. More recently, I've had a recurring dream that my teeth fell out due to a calcium deficiency because I insisted on breastfeeding my child. That was kinda weird.

3. Tell me something about your life history you haven't written about in your journal before.
I was a goldfish in my kindergarten musical, and I wore a blood-red tutu.

4. Tell me something that anyone who has met you in person knows, but few people who know you online are aware of.
I am an accent chameleon and have no fixed speaking accent, from person to person or group to group.

5. Without describing your appearance, tell me something that anyone who has seen your photograph probably realizes.
I'm a girl.

6. If you could have 1-365 days off to write your ultimate short story, what would it be about? (Alternatively, tell me about the best book you have read in one sitting.)
My ultimate short story would be a story about a man who couldn't find his one blue sock. Simple plot, but it would be an amazing read of stream-of-consciousness poetry, angst, and general hilarity. When he realizes he has no feet.
The best book I ever read in one sitting was Green Eggs & Ham. Or Francine Rivers' 2nd 'Mark of the Lion' book, which was gloriously captivating and generally amazing but I can't remember its title.

7. If you are still in secondary school, what is your favorite subject? If you are attending college or university, or have graduated, what is your current (or past) major?
I'm majoring in History and English Language.

Here are three more optional questions for TEUNCs:
Yay!

8. If TEUNC had unlimited resources, and you could choose to moot with any TEUNCs you pleased, where would you like the moot to be?
As some others have already said: New Zealand. Because it is purty. And because it's not a terribly long flight from here. I hate planes. I like airports and flying, but I hate planes.

9 & 10. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC (wo)men from other (wo)men. Please explain your answer.
We be cool nerds.
We be lieking fnu thigns.
We be vert fidderent from each other, but stwangely aliek.

-yoj
banazir
Dec. 31st, 2003 08:09 am (UTC)
Re: Yoj is bax!
Gonna answer this even though I'm late, because I like filling out quizzes and forms and questionnaires. (There! One thign you didn't know aboot me.)
Yay! *teunce*
Happy Gnu Yeat - aye missed yew.

1. Book for scientists
The NY Times Cookbook because everyone should know how to cook.
Vert goond! I have heard of the NYT Coonkboonk, mais, aye have naz idear wot is innit. So there's anozzer one fro my list.

2. Poignant dream
I used to have a recurring dream that I was merrily skipping through a garden maze and then ended up at a spaceship that was going to take me somewhere, and it was fnu. Not "poignant" exactly, though.
Interesting, though.
I also dreamt that I was windsurfing with a koala.
Cllo
There's prolly a goond Freudian interpretation, mais, I dknot see Bernie awake at this huor.
More recently, I've had a recurring dream that my teeth fell out due to a calcium deficiency because I insisted on breastfeeding my child. That was kinda weird.
IRTA "insisted on breastfeeding as a child" and I wunnered why.
Yer adult teeth? You'd think osteoporosis or sumfink would be the more liekly symptom, but that's dreams fro yew.

3. Previously unmentioned fact
I was a goldfish in my kindergarten musical, and I wore a blood-red tutu.
Yew were Joy the Koi?!
*suppressed reggins* (srroz, heeheehee!)

4. What is learned by meeting you in person
I am an accent chameleon and have no fixed speaking accent, from person to person or group to group.
I acksherly fogured taht fater listening to yer accent on Blax Dwonfall!

5. What is learned from your pic
I'm a girl.
How... unique. :-D

6. Your ultimate short story / best one-sitting book
My ultimate short story would be a story about a man who couldn't find his one blue sock. Simple plot, but it would be an amazing read of stream-of-consciousness poetry, angst, and general hilarity. When he realizes he has no feet.
Hey, I'd read it.
Is this liek Stephen King no-feet, Derrida no-feet, or, um... Sylvia Plath no-feet?

The best book I ever read in one sitting was Green Eggs & Ham.
Cllo.
Or Francine Rivers' 2nd 'Mark of the Lion' book, which was gloriously captivating and generally amazing but I can't remember its title.
A quick Googly consult returns An Echo in The Darkness. Hokaz, nifty.

7. Interest and/or major
I'm majoring in History and English Language.
Yay - jsut heard yesterdaz that narvi is laso an Engrish major (leaning towards Gernalism double mejor).

Here are three more optional questions for TEUNCs:
Yay!
The teunce goes ever on and on.

8. TEUNCmoot of your dreams
As some others have already said: New Zealand. Because it is purty. And because it's not a terribly long flight from here. I hate planes. I like airports and flying, but I hate planes.
Yer a weirdo, but a cllo one. :o)

9 & 10. Name 3 features that tend to distinguish TEUNC (wo)men from other (wo)men. Please explain your answer.
We be cool nerds.
Yee. But shh, it be a SIKRIT acos otherwise the tronkie will leak oat adn the squirrels will get us. Or sumfink.
We be lieking fnu thigns.
Can't agrue with taht! NVB! (Eet meens "YAY", so says jereeza.)
We be vert fidderent from each other, but stwangely aliek.
Vive la fidderence!

BTW, Yowie - yew prolly have yer hands fllu with the Blue Broiler, seeing how much wrok you put inuit, but if you want an LJ, there's aboat a dozen teuncs wot have them now. No invite codes, just make yerelf a free one and yer goond to go. Josh is prolly gonna customize his liek Hax did but the rest of us are going the laazy default (pre-made layout) route.

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Banazir
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