janne_d: (lakeserak)
Staples has a reading speed test you can take:

ereader test
Source: Staples eReader Department



According to this, I read 1036 words a minute and that makes me 314% faster at reading than the national average (for the US I take it since it seems to be the US site).

Now, I'll give them that I do read very fast. But I simply can't believe that I read 314% faster than average. The way they calculate it has got to be off.
janne_d: (ooh I say)
Seen pretty much everywhere on my flist:

"Find the nearest book to you, turn to page 45, and read the first sentence: this describes your sex life in 2012."

When I told the operator what was going on she breathed in sharply and asked how many people were with me and whether anyone was hurt.

OMG. *dies laughing*

(Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde, if you were wondering.)
janne_d: (lochbennevis)
I have wrapped my presents and can't be bothered writing cards yet, so have a Christmas meme by was of [livejournal.com profile] trobadora:

25 Christmassy questions below )

Book meme!

Aug. 15th, 2011 09:48 pm
janne_d: (lanternboats)
Via [livejournal.com profile] runpunkrun: "NPR released a list of their Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels or Comic Books also Tie-In Novels or Historical Fiction That We Accidentally Thought Was Fantasy"

And I could go for a meme. So bold the ones you've read, italicise the ones you intend to read, underline the ones you've read part of, and strike the ones you never intend to read.

Book meme below )
janne_d: (eleven)
By way of [livejournal.com profile] elisi: Go look at your blog. Find the last Fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the Zombie Apocalypse. How fucked are you?

Hmm, the last fandom-related thing I posted was on A Good Man Goes to War and I talked about the Doctor, River Song, Madame Vastra, Jenny and Rory PondWilliams.

I don't think I need to worry about anything as trivial as a zombie apocalypse, do you? *is amused*
janne_d: (Default)
Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever:

1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Strikeout the shows you've never seen.
4. Post your answers.

I think I've seen an awful lot of these, really... )
janne_d: (buffyskillz)
I've been reading a lot of Buffy fic and meta lately and it has reminded me how much I love that show so I thought I would give this a go - though all at once because I'll never to remember to keep posting for 30 days. (TV show only - haven't read the comics and as far as I'm concerned they don't exist.)

30 things about Buffy... )
janne_d: (tigerlily)
Go to your icons page in Livejournal and look at the first two icons (the one on the right and the one on the left). Pair up the characters in the two icons. Go to the next two and do the same until you have a list of ships. Then...well, write 'em.

Or, alternatively, marvel at the crack that is the 32 ships below the cut: )

Some are admittedly rather intriguing...
janne_d: (baa)
From [livejournal.com profile] selenak: Pick 15 of your ships and write down a quote for each of them. Let your f-list guess. Looking them up on IMDb or Google is cheating.

Couldn't quite make 15 romantic ships so there's one or two friendships I really like instead.

onward to the meme )
janne_d: (naptime)
from [livejournal.com profile] thisissirius. Baaaa. (I should get a sheep icon for these.)

SIX NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. janne_d
2. Janne
3. my RL one
4. joolz
5. ...okay, 6? seriously?
6. ...no can do

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. my favourite cardigan
2. purple totes socks
3. my watch

THREE THINGS YOU WANT VERY BADLY AT THE MOMENT:
1. for my house-buying to go smoothly
2. not to have to get up at 6.40 tomorrow morning, yawn
3. to get inspired to write fic some more

THREE PEOPLE WHOM YOU HOPE WILL DO THE MEME:
1. eh,
2. whoever
3. wants

THREE THINGS YOU DID LAST NIGHT:
1. watched Doctor Who
2. watched Over the Rainbow
3. read Wintersmith

THREE PEOPLE YOU LAST TALKED TO ON THE PHONE:
1. my estate agent
2. my parents
3. my sister

THREE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO DO TOMORROW:
1. work (bleh)
2. pilates class
3. find out if my nephew received his birthday present

FOUR OF YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS:
1. long vodka with fresh lime juice
2. hot chocolate from The Chocolate Alchemist
3. apple juice
4. Bottle Green ginger and lemongrass cordial

THREE THINGS THAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY:
1. the cat impersonating a meerkat to look out the window
2. finding out Florence Welch's mum is an academic researching Renaissance underwear
3. finding the housemate had been forced to decapitate the Henry hoover (poor Henry)
janne_d: (loch moidart)
From [livejournal.com profile] monanotlisa: when you see this, post a poem in your journal.


Concerto for Double Bass

He is a drunk leaning companionably
Around a lamp post or doing up
With intermittent concentration
Another drunk's coat.

He is a polite but devoted Valentino,
Cheek to cheek, forgetting the next step.
He is feeling the pulse of the fat lady
Or cutting her in half.

But close your eyes and it is sunset
At the edge of the world. It is the language
Of dolphins, the growth of tree-roots,
The heart-beat slowing down.

-- John Fuller
janne_d: (interpretivedance)
by way of [livejournal.com profile] thisissirius which I have done before, but while the questions remain the same, the answers change... starring the following fandoms:

Merlin, Star Trek XI, Star Trek TOS, Supernatural, Highlander, due South, Stargate: Atlantis, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pirates of the Caribbean, Smallville and American Idol (at least two of which I don't even watch, ffs).

Six ships you are into right now
01. Merlin/Arthur
02. reboot Kirk/Spock
03. Dean Winchester/Castiel, angel of the Lord
04. Methos/Duncan MacLeod
05. Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
06. John Sheppard/Rodney McKay

Three ships you liked but don't like/aren't a rabid fangirl for anymore
07. Buffy/Angel
08. Captain Jack Sparrow/Commodore Norrington
09. Lex Luthor/Clark Kent

Four ships you never liked
10. Ray Vecchio/Benton Fraser (it's safe to say this now, right?)
11. TOS Kirk/Spock
12. Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
13. Spike/Xander

two ships you're curious about, but don't actually ship
14. Adam Lambert/Kris Allen
15. reboot Kirk/McCoy

onward to the questions )

7 up

Feb. 6th, 2010 11:38 pm
janne_d: (beautiful day)
From [livejournal.com profile] torakowalski:
List 7 habits/quirks/facts.
- Tag 7 people to do the same.
- Don't tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag 'whoever wants to do it'.


Except I don't tag people, so I shall skip that bit - but if you do decide to do your 7, I'd love to know.

7 things about me )
janne_d: (beautiful day)
That was fun.

Your result for The Improved Book Character-Savvy Test...

Master/Mistress!

You scored 81% Best Seller, 89% Classic and 96% Fantasy/Sci-Fi!

You are my type of person. (Can you see the little hearts shooting from my eyes?) Absolutely smashing. Keep on reading!



Your rank: Ruler of the Universe

Take The Improved Book Character-Savvy Test at OkCupid



Interesting which answers I knew without ever having read the book in question (and there was a bit of educated guessing in the ones I really didn't know). Not really surprised that my highest result was in fantasy/sci-fi either.
janne_d: (cockatrice)
I should climb on. From lots of people:

Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general.

Just one question, please, but it can (and perhaps should) have sub-parts.

Question can be as wacky as you want. Ask me about tv shows, characters, fanfic in general, fandom issues/meta, anything about any of my stories specifically. Whatever you want.
janne_d: (nakedpeople)
Which persons, living or dead, would you invite to a fantasy dinner party? What topics would you discuss? Are there any subjects would you avoid? Lastly, what kind of food would you serve?

Off the top of my head:
Stephen Fry
Terry Pratchett
Neil Gaiman

and then I'd keep the food and drink coming and let them talk about whatever the hell they liked.

And I'd serve Mexican.
janne_d: (interpretivedance)
via [livejournal.com profile] trobadora and [livejournal.com profile] thisissirius:

1. Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/bands that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
2. Have your f-list guess your favourite character/member from each item.


(I couldn't make 20.)

1. due South
2. Highlander
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4. Stargate: Atlantis
5. The Lord of the Rings
6. Firefly
7. Star Trek XI
8. Smallville
9. Pirates of the Caribbean
10. Merlin
11. Torchwood
12. Discworld
13. The Vorkosigan Saga
14. Battlestar Galactica (the original, btw)

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