I’ll try to be better about posting in 2010. Maybe post something other than on a holiday once in a while. My resolution for 2010? Have as much fun as possible. Rumspringa!

Here’s something fun I ran across today. In 2003 I took one of those silly quizzes online to find my Inner Dragon. Here’s what I got. It was fitting at the time.

and your inner dragon is a ….

Spectral Dragon

In the war between good and evil, a Spectral Dragon tends to walk the fine line of Neutrality….
When it comes to the powers of Chaos vs. those of Law and Order, your inner dragon walks a fine line between Law and Chaos….
As far as magical tendancies, Magical spells come as natural to the Spectral Dragon as breathe from it’s body….
During combat situations, a true Spectral Dragon prefers to defeat opponents by the use of spells and other tactics….

Dragon Description:

The resurrected spirits of fallen dragon warriors, Spectral Dragons usually find no allure in the ways of mortals or ‘flesh-beings.’ To this end most never possess a single gold piece. Instead, they live their unlives by a strict code of mental and metaphysical discipline. Their bodies are honed, focused avatars of dragon gods long-dead. They are leaders and teachers who prefer acolytes to be mages with an intense dedication to the betterment and empowerment of one’s own spirit. However, these creatures can be fierce in combat; because of their nature, Spectral Dragons can change form at will, and their undead state does not mean they have no physical influence. The magnificent blue-and-green flames of a Spectral Dragon are said to burn hotter than the fires of the living. In physical appearance Spectrals are often a shimmering grey-blue-white, much like a ghost; their common form appears similar to that of a shade-dragon. Their eyes glow one of three colors; the eyes of the honorably slain glow a bright green. The eyes of the murdered glow blood-red. And the eyes of the condemned, those whose greed or hatred destroyed their bodies, glow a bright violet.

This Dragons favorite elements are: are rose quartz, black roses, rain, funeral
pyres, and songs sung for the dead

I decided to take the quiz again today. It changed, and it’s a little spooky.

and your inner dragon is a ….

Aurora Dragon

In the war between good and evil, a Aurora Dragon tends to walk the fine line of Neutrality.
When it comes to the powers of Chaos vs. those of Law and Order, your inner dragon is a risk taker and answers to no one.
As far as magical tendancies, Your inner dragon has the ability to conquer the world of magic, but it will not be easy.
During combat situations, a true Aurora Dragon prefers to defeat opponents by the use of spells and other tactics.

Dragon Description:

The Aurora Dragon likes cool air and wide open spaces. It comes out at twilight and shies away from direct sunlight. The Aurora Dragon is independent and opinionated with a firm grasp on its desires. They love adventure and will try most anything once.

The Aurora Dragon appears to be night blue, but something about it’s scales (or perhaps it’s magical nature) creates a multicolor holographic effect around its body, almost as though it is constantly flying through an ever changing cloud of color.

Highly intelligent, The Aurora Dragon likes games of mental challenge and tends to finish in the winners bracket. They are perceptive and intuitive but tend to hold grudges. Very verbal–not a quiet or shy dragon, the Aurora Dragon makes friends easily.It is with great difficulty that The Aurora Dragon puts aside any injustice it has ever received–whether real or imagined. The Aurora Dragon loves freedom and would wither if put in constraints.

This Dragons favorite elements are: Opals, Wind, and Free Spirits

What’s your Inner Dragon?

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Yes, you read that right. Bella Skywalker. This could only be a Random post, right? For those of you who don’t know, Random is my Unicorn friend–that mythical beast know as the man who reads Twilight. Out of the blue, this is how the texting started this evening, as if there had never been an interuption in last night’s text conversation.

Random: Finished New Moon today. Edward has confirmed that he’s a retard.

Me: You’re retarded! ūüôā

Random: When you are over 100 years old and make Romeo look like a guy who knows how to make a plan work, that is truly special.

Me: You’re reading too much into it. That says a lot coming from me. He’s no more or less retarded than Romeo.

Random: Romeo is the king of dumb. And Edward is in his class at the very least.

(Agreed, but romance can make one stupid, especially boys.)

Random: And Bella is so typical. Although I expect that is the attraction for the target reader. She’s annoying as the heroine.

(Bella is typical in some ways which makes her relatable to a lot of readers. She a-typical in others whichs gives her the feeling of being special we all want. I relate to her in a big way, so I guess I’m annoying.)

Random: Then again, my favorite protagonists come from Ayn Rand and Isaac Asimov, so typical is not my cup of tea.

(Yeah, Random, I know you’re shocked, but I haven’t read any Rand and the Asimov I read was an¬†excerpt or short story way back in the day. We read so many so close together in that class that I don’t remember what was his. As always, “It’s on the list.”)

Random: New Moon will make a horrible movie with Bella whining more than a Skywalker.

(Bella hurts on the inside but she suffers in silence. As a movie we shouldn’t be so “in her head”. Maybe it won’t come off¬†so whiney to you.)

The texts were coming fast and furious while I was trying to find some paper to print my resume on. I couldn’t get a word in so I’ve added my thoughts in ( ).

I sat there dumbfounded at the Skywalker remark when my phone rang. I just started laughing. Apparently Random’s hatred for all things Twilight could not longer be contained in text. Rather than forgetting the books altogether, he needed to get vocal. I was still laughing when I answered. The first thing I heard was, “Bella Skywalker.” It had the ring of an epithet. I just laughed. Typical. Trying to get under my skin, deriding two of my favorite things at once: Twilight and Star Wars. And two of my favorite characters, too. Luke and Bella are the ones I relate to. Way to push my buttons, Random.

Ok, I had to admit Luke is a bit whiney: “But I was going to Toshi Station to pick up some power converters!” I didn’t read Bella as whiney though. I read her as strong. She knows what she wants and when she doesn’t get it she fights for it. She gets angry, petulant. He asserted that stamping your foot and demanding your way is just the teen version of whiney. He might have a point. But doesn’t that make the character more believable?¬†Bella is¬†flawed. That doesn’t mean the writing is flawed, just the opposite in my opinion.

He liked Carlisle. He relates to him most. I suppose I would have guessed that. In fact I think I did guess that once. I believe I made Random take the survey¬†once upon a time, and predicted that he would be Carlisle. He thinks that the vampires being invincible superheroes is ridiculous, and that they should be running the world, not keeping the secret. The Volturi he thought were kind of cool. I had to admit that I never saw the point of keeping the secret even without the Volturi, as humans can’t harm vampires. But I try to let that sort of thing go. It’s fiction.

So we talked some shop, talked about the vibe at the company I no longer work for, but then we were right back to New Moon. He thought it was boring. He thought Edward was retarded. He was frustrated that Bella was going to be ok and then everything freaked out again. Basically everything I loved about the book, he hated. No big shock there.

I think the people who dislike the Twilight saga are the people who go into it expecting a vampire story. It’s a love story that just happens to have vampires and werewolves. As a friend of mine put it, it’s Vampire 90210.

We talked about the upcoming movie too. He’s convinced it will suck. He knows from the last two month’s worth of obsessing that I have my worries. If they stay¬†true to the book, he thinks, there will be a opening scene, then a whiney birthday, a paper cut, a bit more whining, then a really long boring part in the middle, followed by about 15 minutes in Italy, and a rushed happy ending. I think that sounds about right, except that as they are actually shooting in Italy I think they plan on getting their money’s worth. If anything is going to be rushed it’s going to be the long months that Edward is gone (Random’s “really long boring part in the middle”). If they are going to screw with anything it’s going to be the beauty of Bella and Jacob’s relationship. I think they’re going to rush us back to Edward/Robert Pattinson. It’ll be tricky not having the Heart-ThRob in most of the movie.

No one¬†I worked with recently¬†got me like Random did. We like a lot of the same things. It is typically frustrating talking to him about geek stuff though, because we rarely agree even about the stuff we both like. No matter how frustrating, it’s always good for a laugh though. Today’s big laugh was Random saying, “If Edward had an alignment it would be Chaotic Dumb.” Thanks, Random, I needed that. I hope you had fun storming the castle tonight. And I certainly hope the Pandemic bugs didn’t get you down.

The Vampire Test

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Here’s one to start. I’ll post more here later, probably.

Who From the Twilight Series are You?
Bella

You’re casual at times, but love to be in relationships and are very good at making friends. You try to be nice and gracious all the time. Also, if hurt you may shut yourself out to the world until something brings you back. Watch your back because someone may try to control you because they think you’re easy. Outside, you may seem that way, but inside you’re a fighter.

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Edit: 19Oct08

This quiz and the one above are strange. Usually when I take such quizzes I can tell what answers are supposed to leave to what outcome. The questions to these two quizzes seemed pretty random for the most part, especially this new one, which at one point just ask to to pick a number. With the exception of the one quiz I ended up as Edward, even though I specified I was female, I‚Äôve been Bella every time, so I suppose this is just as good of a quiz as any. It’s fun to read the varied descriptions of the same character.

Which Twilight character are YOU?

Your Result: Bella Swan
 

I may not like Bella's pure luck for finding Edward, but i still have to admire her for her bravery, sarcasm, and,well, complete clumsiness. With her obviously adorable looks ( guys cant take their eyes off her on the first day ) she seems to win over Edward completely.. sigh

Alice Cullen
 
Edward Cullen
 
Carlisle Cullen
 
Rosalie Hale
 
Jasper Hale
 
Emmett Cullen
 
Jacob Black
 
Which Twilight character are YOU?
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Once again I should be in bed. I took another quiz instead. This one’s pretty cool. There’s a cool little graph when you finish the quiz, but I couldn’t seem to post it here.

You have just accomplished the test ‘Which character are you from Twilight?’ on http://www.allthetests.com with the following results:

For 40 % you are: You\’re Bella Swan, the quiet, nice, clumsy girl who has the ability to love very, very deeply! You get Edward, right on!
43.27 % of 46377 Quiz participants had this profile!

You could also get this result:
For 33 % you are: You dreamy person! Lucky you, you\’re Edward Cullen! you try to keep to yourself, but your friends mean the world to you! Good job!

Or even this one:
For 27 % you are: You\’re Carlisle Cullen, the most compassionate Cullen in the whole family! You love helping people, especially your family, even if the problems are physical or emotional!

Or even this one:
For 0 % you are: You\’re Jacob Black, the great to be around no matter what mood your in kind of person! You love cars, and most of all, you love cheering people up! Go you!

Or even this one:
For 0 % you are: You\’re Alice Cullen, you love shopping, your friends, and most of all, looking on the bright side of things! Congrats!