The Newly-Read Meme

While work is occuring in the backend and hidden corners of the website, it's not very visible yet (ah! the coding requirements!), so here's something to chew on while regular posting is down.

From likeadeuce:

So this is a meme that [personal profile] romantical brought in from tumblr, and I'm happy to play the traditional way, which is, "Pick a number and I'll tell you. . ." but I also kind of want to play it like the Newlywed Game -- the Old-Flist Game. So, if you want to ask me a number I'll answer, but if you want to pick a number/numbers and tell me what you think my answer is/should be, that also sounds like fun.

1. The meaning behind my URL/LJ name/etc
2. Weakness
3. Why I love my bestfriend
4. Last time I cried and why

The last time I cried was a few days ago. Just a little bit, but noticeable to myself. Sometimes the stress just catches up with you, when you're feeling too sick and tired to do what you have to do and the bills hit your bank account with or without you and you realize you're just really, really screwed.

Then I took a deep breath and remembered that God loves me and has a plan, even if I can't see it yet. I've been in worse places than this one. I stopped crying.

5. Piercings I have
6. Favorite Band
7. Biggest turn off(s)
8. Top 5 (insert subject)

Top 5 Poems

Back when I was in the fourth grade, one of those little book catalog circulars went around the class, and I ordered 100 Best-Loved Poems, edited by Philip Smith, for one dollar. A love affair began, with many of my favorites still being from this book.

  • "Lucifer in Starlight" by George Meredith
  • "The Children's Hour" by William Wadsworth Longfellow
  • "The Darkling Thrush" by Thomas Hardy
  • "Abou Ben Adhem" by Leigh Hunt
  • "anyone lived in a pretty how town" by e. e. cummings

Odd selections, these. I have so many I have dog-eared and reread and love and recite and weave into my writings and my fanfiction. I love poetry, but there's something about these ones. They resonate, especially the first three and, more oddly still, the last. But the fourth, once read, is never forgotten.

And ah, I give away my Christian bent with these. I love them all.

9. Tattoos I want
10. Biggest turn on(s)
11. Age
12. Ideas of a perfect date
13. Life goal(s)
14. Piercings I want
15. Relationship status
16. Favorite movie

Hoosiers was one of my mother's movies. It was still in the days of VHS and had the blue chucks on the front. I loved that movie. Loved Jimmy. Loved the small town vibe. Loved the details and nuances, even if I didn't understand half of it at my age (I was really just a kid, after all). Then I got older and started visiting the library and there was Hoosiers on DVD with the new case and I just grabbed it. I checked it out and rechecked it out until I hit my cap, then waited and did it again. I watched it over and over and over while I was writing, on my lunch breaks, whenever I got a chance. I love the dialogue especially in some of those scenes, rich and delightful to a lover of words and dialects. And the basketball... You could cast so much of it in gold.

Other movies in a similar category which bring warmth to my heart (even if they can't beat out my favorite) are Believe in Me and The Perfect Game.

17. A fact about my life
18. Phobia
19. Middle name
20. anything you want to ask

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2 Responses to The Newly-Read Meme

  1. Kirsten says:

    I love these prompts, even though I would probably only answer some them privately in my journal. 😉 Thanks for sharing your answers. Any chance there might be more of these?

    And hugs on the bills. I just got a few of those myself. You're not alone, but we have to carry on the best we can. Trust yourself and your art to take you past this.

    • Liana Mir says:

      Thank you for the encouragement! I admit, that's some of the fun of the memes: what will people actually want to know? I never predict it correctly. And there I am, flat-footed answering, but answering people I know care about me the same as I care about them.

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