What don’t you know meme (stolen from magic_obsessed)

The problem with Live Journal is that we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. Hence, I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don’t know about you.

27 thoughts on “What don’t you know meme (stolen from magic_obsessed)

    1. mostlyfoo

      Probably the old quarry where we used to walk the dog, it was ever changing like a lunar landscape, new hills, pits, bridges, ponds and other things appearing and disappearing. During the long summers me and friends would wander down there talking about all kinds of things and just amble around. It was top.

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  1. lucrecia

    If movies were real and pocket universes of their own, which would you want to live in; if you could be a character within that universe, who would you be?

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    1. mostlyfoo

      See now thats a good question, which is why I delayed answering. The first thought that popped into my head was of course Flight of Dragons, since it was such an epic movie when I was a kid. The mix of magic, science and being brain-shifted into a frigging Dragon was just fantastic :) However I can’t recall the universe itself that well, time to rewatch it I think.

      After that I started to come up with other movies that had intrested me in that kind of way. Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for its lovely connection to the childish power/raw feeling of cartoon characters and their interactions with the real world. Star Wars for its wonderful world in which theres a strong connection to “the force” of the whole universe (and an oppressive empire to fight against where you know that you are of course Right(tm), although how much fun that would be to live in I’m not sure).

      Possibly the almost shared universe of Studio Ghibli, the mythic and unusual intersecting with the mundane day to day life. Although the question of which character appeals most is another ramble.

      I may well have to put this off until later and go peer at my film collection.

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      1. lucrecia

        #grins#

        You had me at Flight of Dragons… if you’d asked me this when I was but a stump, I’d’ve found myself facing a war between that and The Last Unicorn.

        I couldn’t do Roger Rabbit… Judge Doom was too horrific… .

        I shall look forward to a collection-considered ramble, however :)
        It’s the sort of thing I feel can cover an awful lot of bases (see: the question I asked ).

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          1. mostlyfoo

            And I’m sure I saw a version of flight of Dragons that actually had a couple of weird bits of real-live humans stuck at the start/end before the main plot kicks off, but I can’t find details of that version anywhere.

            Am I managing to mix parts of it up with another film?

          2. lucrecia

            I actually have it on VHS and The Last Unicorn on dvd should you wish to borrow :)

            As for live-action stuff at the start of Flight of Dragons… there is a bit while Carolinus does his stint with the Tree of Antiquity when he sees Peter in the pawn shop trialling his game with the owner, but it’s all animated, I’m afraid!

          3. mostlyfoo

            I should possibly borrow The Last Unicorn.

            I may have accidentally fallen over a copy of Flight of Dragons with a curious hand written label, we’ll find out by this evening.

          4. caerwiden

            Well, you can find streaming versions of The Flight of Dragons online, I know because I used to be obsessed with it as a child too and only recently looked it up to see if Kari remembered it.

            I think I found it on Youtube.

            It’s also not out on DVD. :(

    1. mostlyfoo

      Achievement: Being mostly happy in life, although this wavers at times I think I’ve got it better cracked than some people. Still room for more achievement and work however. But then its a lifes work really to live properly.

      Biggest failure? An interesting question, possibly giving up on academia. Its something I’ll always wonder if I should have done. In the end I found myself not matching up to people in my field quite so well, I’m far more practical than academic, and the whole structure wasn’t my thing (constantly chasing funding, constantly chasing publications to try and avoid getting scooped). But the lifestyle of being a researcher and hopping from place to place working on interesting problems, keeping abreast of your field and actually grokking it all in its mind bending glory will always be tempting.

      Failing that playing it safe possibly, and not travelling the world working as a freelancer. But theres time for that perhaps, theres a number of organisations that do volenteer work sending geeks out to help sort out the communications for places in the third world. I’d probably need more proper hardware skills but it could be worth it if I fancied the adventure.

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  2. mostlyfoo

    Mother with reasonably contained family (mostly down near Cornwall these days), Father with slightly more spead out family. One brother (elder), one sister (younger).

    Historically also a various selection of goats, chickens, cats, dogs, budgies, fish, hamsters etc.

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    1. mostlyfoo

      Quite a lot of people actually, off the top of my head Ghandi, in his boots I’d either have caved in and run away or punched someone in the face, and chances are I’d have failed. He managed to stick it out however.

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    1. mostlyfoo

      I’m really not sure. I take it for maximum interest you mean if I wasn’t being a techie at all, as opposed to working where I do.

      No idea, I’d like to think I’d have followed up on my original psychology studies and be doing some sort of theraputic work, but I’m not sure.

      Maybe I’d have gone off and become some kind of itinerant monk.

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    1. mostlyfoo

      Interesting question. There are a number of electronic games I always return to eventually. Doom, Quake, Toejam & Earl. These sorts of things are well designed and played to death, comfortable games. However as many of you will guess I suspect Go is my favourite game. Simple, yet deep. I’m not nearly as good as I’d like to be, and hopefully when I’ve more time I’ll study it more.

      As for one I don’t understand why I touch it that is a good one. Not really sure, there are a few games I’ve played that have pissed me off, but I usually don’t return to them or play them often.

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