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Vizard

mad skiilz

Still Got It ....
I do, apparently. In the old days, back when dinosaurs ruled the earth, I could make speeds such as this on manual typewriters. I think, perhaps, that this little test, ganked from the good spastasmagoria , is merely for fun. Still, it's good to know that the hand-eye fine motor skills with which I escaped Grade Twelve math and science (a story for another time) are still extant.

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85 words
(Totally egotistical addendum: just took the test again, and upped the count to 93 wpm.)
Vizard

Fashion Rearward

Kenley - Vintage Fashion Cockroach or Tim-Dissing Disaster? Discuss.
     Remember when Wendy Pepper was advised not to Defend the Shoes, waaaay back in Season One? Remember how she whined and whinged and held pity parties for herself?
     I liked Wendy Pepper more than I like Kenley this season. I like Suede more than I like Kenley. Suede at least tried occasionally to get out of his box. He also wasn't mean or unnervingly ept at sabotaging fellow designers. 
     Understand that I don't think any the five designers necessarily had it easy with the silly "Dress Each Other Up in a Musical-Style-Themed Outfit" challenge with which they were presented this week. A lot of discussion about the episode over at TWoP has centered on the silliness of expecting modern music to set a given style for its practitioners. Musical genres are less rigid than the producers and directors - and judges - seemed to think, and musicians now largely dress in whatever the hell they want, with some caveats.
    But Kenley whined about how difficult her genre was in a way none of the other designers whined.
    And worse - much, much worse - was her childish, petulant, rude response to Tim Gunn when he very politely (he can never be anything less than polite, mind, because he is *Tim Gunn*) questioned her grasp of hip-hop. 
    ORLY?
   
Frankly, even though his understanding was a trifle dated, he had a better grasp than she did, which made her overconfident assumption of Purfekt Nolidge even more grating.
  
Don't Defend the Shoes. Bitch.
Vizard

Fashion Rearward

Things You Don't Do
     ...on Project Runway, Terri: 1) slag off your team mate, especially when you didn't use him - at all - in a challenge where you needed to work with a team mate; 2) slag off your team mate and not listen to him; 3) slag off your team mate.  Oh, and 4) slag off your team mate.
     Seriously, woman - you had it in you to go all the way to Bryant Park. You had  taste (I liked the piece you did, although the judges didn't), and style. But you didn't play well with others. I'm disappointed, because I'd been backing you, and hated to see the signs of rudeness and meanness coming out. I really hope you do well in the future - just learn to be a better person, and your designs will go far.


Vizard

Fashion Rearward

Terri: Worthy of Respect, Y'all
     Seriously, people, this lady has put out some of the most consistently creative, intelligently designed and well constructed outfits I've seen on Season 5 of "Project Runway."
   (Now cometh the cut for those of you who wish to be surprised and delighted by PR on a delayed basis.)
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     And that's the way I see it, she said, indulging in her own not-really-guilty pleasure.
Vizard

darts, panels, hems and haws

Clothes Make the (Wo)Man, Would-be Designers Make The Clothes
    Yeah, it's Season 5 of Project Runway, and I'm deciding whether I'm going to be its bitch, the way I've been its bitch in previous years. I'm ambivalent, which rather disappoints me.
    Some things haven't changed. General episode guide and fashion mentor Tim Gunn owns that tiny piece of my soul that's sartorially inclined, because he's cultured, and kind, and intelligent. He cares for the quality of the show, and the education of the young, and not-so-young, designers. That's all there. But there's a catch. In previous seasons, Tim has immediately given off an "I like some, or all of these contestants" vibe. Even if one learns later that he didn't like this one or that one, it's much later, and couched in extremely polite terms. When I watched the first episode last week? I got a distinct "Dear God, these people are tiresome" vibe from Tim. That is not good.
    Also, the talent of the designers has been almost immediately apparent in previous seasons; at least a few have immediately stood out for me. Didn't happen last week.
    Last week, far too many people were mouthing sports-guy and reality-show type phrases heretofore eschewed by designer contenders on the show, and at least one spoke of himself in the third person (not a good thing to do when one's name is, apparently, "Suede"), whilst another came from the land of the overly-tanned, wore a stunningly awful knit cap over his ears, and used the word (and I use the word "word" advisedly) "girlicious."
    Ah well, I'll give S5 another chance tonight.
Vizard

Pleasurable Foolishness

All I Need is...
Apparently I'm less detail-oriented than I thought I was, but apparently I'm on the side of goodness and niceness. Plus, it's a good song...thanks for bringing this one to my attention, supergee.

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You're an idealist, but you never let it endanger your grasp on life or humanity. Emotion, experience, and objectivity are essential to your lifestyle. You live peacefully and compassionately, and you do not place unnecessary importance on trivial details.

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</td></tr><tr><td style="padding: 3px; background: white none repeat scroll 0% 50%; color: black; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">Hey Jude</td><td style="padding: 3px; background: white none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">
 
</td></tr><tr><td style="padding: 3px; background: white none repeat scroll 0% 50%; color: black; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">Eleanor Rigby</td><td style="padding: 3px; background: white none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">
 
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Vizard

I can't resist the damned things

These things are like popcorn. I know they have little nutrition, but they're so adorably buttery and salty and crunchy. Behold, courtesy of dameruth and safely under the cut....

The Three Things Meme
Collapse ), but I would have listed it on my own. Colored red to my personal specs for years, close to waist-length     and extremely thick. People notice.
2. My eyes -- since I wear glasses that make them look REALLY BIG, I emphasize them with makeup, and I like 'em. Others might not.
3. My legs - I can wear high heels really damned well.

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My weight. Another snag, but oh, so true.
2. My nose -- it's the Routliffe snub nose, and oh, how I've wished for something a little more aquiline. But I will not put a clothes pin on it.
3. My brain. I rent my brain chemistry from the pharmacy, and a little less of that in my life would have been appreciated.

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
1. Scottish -- MacNeils (of Barra, actually) and MacLeods. Also Grants and MacDonalds, I believe.
2. English -- Yeah, that's me. In English-speaking Nova Scotia, even the most Scots amongst us had some English in the woodpile.
3. Dutch  -- the earliest Keirstead over was Dr. Hans Keirstead. Sailed to New Amsterdam.

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Cockroaches.
2. Ghost stories and the supernatural. I don't believe in it, I'm just scaredby it.
3. Religious fanatics..

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Music
2. Enough sleep - and, yeah, I don't get enough of it either, DameRuth!
3. The Internet. I am ashamed.

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING NOW:
1. Lime-green v-neck  cashmere sweater.
2. jeans
3. gold hoop earrings.

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS OR MUSICAL ARTISTS:
1. The Arcade Fire
2. K.T. Tunstall
3. Kanno Yoko

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS (RIGHT NOW):
1. "Keep the Car Running" by Arcade Fire
2. "Clocks" by Coldplay
3. "Falling Slowlyr" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. I think I spelled her name right. Not sure about his.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. Intelligence/quick wit. Snagged again from
dameruth.
2. Kindness
3. Strength. Or Kinktastic sex. Your call.

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
1. I spoke French before I could speak English.
2. I was a chick singer in a rock and roll band.
3. I like gin.

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE PREFERRED SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1. Eyes.
2. The way their lips are built.
3. Long hair and glasses. (Yeah, kinda cheating on that one, but they always come together in my head.)

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
1. Writing
2. Baking
3. Singing

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. Clean up the area around the computer - by which I mean file all the CDs, DVDs, papers and bills.
2. Buy a laptop.
3. Do some writing.

THREE CAREERS YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
1. Actress, until acting school kicked me out for being too word-oriented.
2. Anthropologist, when I was in grade school. I loved me my cavemen. No, really.
3. Writer. I are one.

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. Nova Scotia, to visit my family.
2. The British Isles.
3. Japan. Or Greece, not sure which.

THREE NAMES YOU LIKE:
1. Marguerite (the name my grandmother was born with. She changed it to Margaret, which I consider a mistake on her part.)
2. Anemone, because it's fun to say.
3. Andrew or Adam.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Get out of debt.
2. Visit the British Isles. I know I mentioned it before, but yeah, I'll mention it again.
3. See my offspring happy, healthy and productive.

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A GIRL:
1. I enjoy baking. I really, really, really enjoy baking.
2. I adore makeup and glamour.
3. I depend on others to rid my personal space of insects.

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A BOY:
1. I think mice and rats are cool.
2. I love driving.
3. I swear like a sailor.
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