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1. I've asked so many of you for the answers to this meme, I feel like I should do it too.

Comment, and I'll:
1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must can post this in your LJ.

2. I've been to quite a lot of cinema movies in the last couple of weeks. I saw Slumdog Millionaire, Che: The Argentine and Che: Guerrilla.

I'm glad I read all the backlash for Slumdog Millionaire before I saw it. It meant that I went in with normal expectations, as opposed to sky high ones. I rather like it. I don't think it's realistic or anything but it didn't bore me and it was cool to see Dev Patel in something that wasn't Skins. Also! I love the soundtrack so hard.
I'm not much of a Bollywood/India person. I mean, I know some songs (Choli Ke Peeche, I was proud of myself when I realized that one of the songs on the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack sounded like it. Apparently that was the whole idea.) and I think Madhuri Dixit is way hot but I don't really know much about it (Except that my parents saw a lot of them in Iran. Apparently Bollywood films were popular back then. I totally laughed when I saw the dorky looks on their faces when they talked about Raj Kapoor.). This might change, though! (I also blame [ profile] chisakami)

And I loved Che. Absolutely brilliant. I can totally understand why Sean Penn mentioned how he was surprised and disappointed about how Benicio del Toro wasn't nominated for an Oscar. There's not much I can say here. It's just an amazing movie (though I might be biased, being a commie with a commie family). I though the camera work was great and the soundtrack was cool. It had a lot of classic guitar and this really heartbreaking song by Mercedes Sosa at the end. And it had Santiago Cabrera (of Heroes and Merlin) as an awesome guerrilla. I knew he was hot but it's amazing how hot I thought he was in this movie, even with the huge beard. I think it had to do with his prankster attitude and him talking Spanish.
I noticed how quiet my mother was after the second movie (the one in which Che dies) but didn't say anything about it. Then, when we were driving home my mother suddenly said: "I saw that photo of him in the newspapers back in Iran. The one in which he was dead. I was twelve, I think." Sometimes I forget what these people mean to my parents.

3. If you think I use the word LOL too many times... it's also because lol is an actual Dutch word. It means fun. Yeah.

4. Somebody ([ profile] michaela0823) made this really awesome icon about Arthurian legend and [ profile] misstopia mentioned how the Greek mythology loop would be much longer. I though: "Dude, I have to make one!" It only has the Greek gods, though. If you know what lines I could use for the Greek heroes, please help! (I'm thinking of Achilles, Odysseus, Ajax, Paris, Hector, Patroclus, Theseus, Perseus, Aeneas and others)
the Arthur one:||And mine:

5. I also made some snarky Shakespeare icons. I kinda want to use them but I think they're too snarky for me. But I can show them!


6. Thanks to TVTropes I read the SF short story I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. It won a Hugo award in 1968 and was written by Harlan Ellison (Also known for his groping incidents). Like the TVTropes page says, it's pure concentrated Nightmare Fuel (There's a link to the story on the TVTropes page. I want to share the pain). Even the title is creepy. D:

7. I never actually saw any programs by the Dutch Public Jewish Network, until today. It was just a kosher cooking show but I watched all of it because Jewish music is swanky and cool (it was background music, but still). And my mum watched it because she likes food.
Mother: "This reminds me, I should use more chickpeas."
Me: "Hell no!"
Mother: "You can't be Middle Eastern and not like chickpeas! It's just not done, girl."

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Date: 2009-04-26 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This might change, though! (I also blame chisakami)

Mwahahaha... ha? If you ever want recs, just poke me or something. >:D

I looooove the Arthurian and Greek Myth icons. Hahaha. Shakespeare ones rule, too. He DOES hate your emo poetry.

I like that your LJ layout has a R&J theme to it, btw.

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Date: 2009-04-26 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh. I'm kind of looking at Dostana and Dev. D, those seem like cool movies.

Muchas gracias! :D

Hee, I love how the painting ( was based on the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet. I love that movie so much. R&J haters to the left!

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Date: 2009-04-26 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
R&J haters to the left!

Seriously. :D I had such a crush on Benvolio when I was 14. >:D

That painting is so pretty!

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Date: 2009-04-26 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had such a crush on Benvolio when I was 14. >:D

The 1968 movie version? He was so pretty. (But Benvolio is cool in general. I just love Mercutio and his awesomeness even more)

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Date: 2009-04-26 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL at the Hermes and Hephaestus frames especially! and the "Shakespeare hates your emo poetry" icon.

You don't like chickpeas? I'm not a big veggie/legume/whatever person in general, but I like chickpeas OK, and hummus, of course.

And, heh, I'll play the meme again, if you don't mind.

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Date: 2009-04-26 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What can I say? I love Hermes. (And all the others. But Hermes has less DRAMA issues.)

Oh, I like them fine, but my mother went overboard with them a couple of times and now I'm wary. I didn't like them much when I was small, though.

1. Well, I'm not sure who friended who (it was through the friending meme on westerosorting, of course), but I wanted to for some time, because you had some interesting posts in your lj and you were a fan of things I also liked, like pterry (and Belgium, hah!). And you really seemed erudite (to use your words :D) so yep.
2. Rodents, chemistry, Belgium, Vetinari, the Queen of Thorns and Sparkly!Loras. He's all yours, babe. XD
3. You're really smart and reasonable. And you have a great sense of humour, you make me laugh so many times.
4. Squeeing about Roger Zelazny and his Amber books. And the Merlin/Luke jokes. And the historical characters we've sorted into asoiaf houses.
5. How did you get into Terry Pratchett? Or Greek Myth. Either is fine.
6. Your meme-lemming icon (I don't know how to do the fancy icon-drag thing). Cracks me up every time.

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Date: 2009-04-26 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, thank you for the compliments! :D

He's all yours, babe. XD

:DDD *squishes him tight* LOL, thank you! and for all the other awesome things you associate me with!

And the historical characters we've sorted into asoiaf houses.

Oh, yes, that time! That's still probably my favorite [profile] westerosorting thread of all time!

5. How did you get into Terry Pratchett? Or Greek Myth. Either is fine.

I'll answer both:

Greek myths -- I pretty much grew up on them. My mother was still at university when I was born, so for stories (bedtime or dinnertime -- I was a terrible eater as a child and needed to be distracted by something) she would basically tell me whatever she was studying at the time. This included things like history of Russian communism and the classical myths. I took to the myths far more than to the Decemberists for some reason ;) So, basically, I can't recall a time when I didn't know about the Greek gods. I remember when I was five or so, I got my mother to draw me mouse-gods and -heroes patterned heavily on the Greek pantheon and mythology. And as I got older I actually read the myths and got even more into it.

Pterry -- I actually got into Pterry and Gaiman both through Good Omens. I picked up the book randomly at the library and loved it a lot, and then decided to check out the authors individually. With Neil, my first attempt was Stardust, which I thought was OK but nothing special, so it was a long time before I read anything else by him (a friend raved about American Gods and I borrowed the book and, predictably, loved it, and then started reading other things by him). With Pterry, the first book I came across was either Interesting Times of The Fifth Elephant. Regardless of which was first, it was Elephant that made me fall in love with Discworld (Vimes and Sybil! I remember reading bits of the book to my husband, because it was so hilarious). And from that point on, I've gone out looking for every Discworld book I could find and have, at this point, finally read them all except for the Science and illustrated ones. \o/

For the icon thing, there's probably an easier way, but I right click on the icon, go to Properties, copy the "Address (URL)" string, and paste it where I want it to go with [img src = ""] the string in question, only with <> instead of []

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Date: 2009-04-26 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Interesting! I've also read them all except for Making Money (still haven't gotten round to it) and the Science ones. The illustrated ones are great! I love Nanny Ogg's Cookbook and The Last Hero is pure awesome (and now available in bookshop in a smaller and supercheap version, hah.)


It works! \o/

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Date: 2009-04-26 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Those icons are awesome.

I am so taking the Greek Gods one!

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Date: 2009-04-26 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome! :D

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Date: 2009-04-27 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. I friended you at the Westeros Friending Meme ( I already thought you were kind of endearing in your sorting app and when you asked me about the Greek Gods, I went "Yeah, I'd like to friend this guy".
2. Colin Firth, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth, Harry the Heir, Sweden and Neil Patrick Harris.
3. You're a really sweet kid! And you like the Netherlands and I like Sweden so that fits XD
Aww, I don't know, you have this je ne sais quoi.
4. When we talked about Astrid Lindgren and the Brothers Lionheart. And just generally when we talk about Greek Myth or Mr Darcy XD
5. I'm not sure, I think you have a boyfriend? (Am I making this up?) Tell me what you like about him, or if you don't, what you'd like in your ideal guy.
6. Image

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Date: 2009-04-27 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nah I don't have a boy friend, you're probably thinking about Wilhelm, which is just a crush.

As for my ideal guy... Mr Darcy :p just kidding. I always seem to like guys who're rather similar to me, but who're more confident, impulsive, and extrovert so I guess that's it. We'd need to have the same humour, and a few common intrests at least. I also prefer cute guys rather than studs. Since it's my ideal guy he'd have to want family and kids too.

I love how you call me kid when I'm only one year younger than you :P

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Date: 2009-04-27 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, okay. (Is he hot? I'm snoopy, I know.)

Aw dude, I call myself kid all the time, I like the word. :D

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Date: 2009-04-27 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Most people wouldn't call him hot, however he's cute, and has the most awsome hair.

Is it with kid as it is with lol, it has a second meaning in Dutch?

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Date: 2009-04-27 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wait, I think details are coming to me now! It's red hair, right? If so... I like your Robb icon even better now XD

Naw, I just like the word, it's snappy.

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Date: 2009-04-27 12:46 am (UTC)
ext_32363: "Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own" (Hufflepuff)"Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own (Default)
From: [identity profile]
See, the icons turned out brilliant :D Bwahah, I dare you to use a mean icon just once.


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Date: 2009-04-27 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I caved. XD

1. I think it was because you seemed really mature in [ profile] fanmoot and because you liked Cat and so many other characters people didn't talk about. Also, you make pretty drawings. I suppose I'm glad I friended you early on when you had like one person on your LJ, you probably wouldn't have friended me if you had so many awesome people on your LJ like you have now. :P
2. Cat, that odd tennis dude, hufflepuff, Ran's board (sorry XD) and America (don't ask about that one)
3. The lucid and insightful way you talk about life. Your humor. And the fact that you made me more aware of certain issues in life.
4. Okay, I have a lot of memories of you (including that asoiaf character/Greek Gods post) but the one that is really random was the time you talked about some chapters in [ profile] jaimexbrienne and you said this (

Okay, up front. I looooooooooooooooooooooove the White Book scene. Love. I lobster love it. With big happy clappy claws, oh just *cling*

Not only did I totally agree, the way you wrote it made me laugh really hard. I love you and your quirky writing.

5. *scratches head* I dunno. How do you feel about being an immigrant in America? Has it bothered you? Sorry if it's an intimate question.
6. Image

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Date: 2009-04-27 05:43 pm (UTC)
ext_32363: "Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own" (Hufflepuff)"Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own (Default)
From: [identity profile]
1. I WOULD TOTALLY WANT TO FRIEND YOU NAO D: If I didn't have you friended I'd probably just girlcrush on you from afar and go *sigh* lots :P

2. Hahah, Ran's, oh thats okay XD

4. LOL, well lobster love I guess is an allusion to that show Friends so I guess that lessens the cool factor, but I suppose no one needs to know >.>

5. It doesn't bother me but there's no way it hasn't affected my life in a very definitive way. Growing up you don't really belong in either group, but then again you at least partly belong in both, it's just a unique experience I think. I was a kid in the 90's and in the 90's, especially early 90's, everything was about how everyone is a special unique snowflake and we all deserve blue ribbons for all our -isms and stuff XD so that's a big difference than if I had been growing up in an earlier time period. But I think it led to my sensitivity to things like exoticization and otherification, things like token minority and model minority status. I remember in college I was at one point deathly afraid that the only reason I got into the school was because I checked off my ethnicity on the application and they wanted to fill a quota or something. Hrm, all sorts of random disorganized things are coming to me now. I remember there was a lot of isolation in earlier childhood, but at the time I didn't know any different so it was from that perspective, I guess. I think it made me a pretty introspective kid. And maybe that's why when I got older I really appreciated my friends? Ahhhh, this is a big question and I don't know if I'm going to get any more articulate just rambling XD

BTW, crazy tennis guy is named John McEnroe. He's a Lannister :D I think, anyway.

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Date: 2009-04-27 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
4. Oh LOL. I kinda like Friends but I've only seen five episodes so I didn't know.

5. This so reminds me of Captain Planet. Hmm, hmm, I can see that. I mean, I think I was too late for the period of minorities-are-kewl, but I could see it in the cartoons I saw (they played reruns way after these cartoons were made) and the criticism people had on the superficial "tolerant" attitude a lot of Dutch people had.

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Date: 2009-04-27 03:04 am (UTC)
ext_92749: Lina Inverse of The Slayers (Default)
From: [identity profile]
That's pretty awesome about lol meaning fun. XD

Commenting for the meme! <3

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Date: 2009-04-27 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm pretty sure this is why I use it so often. It's so easy for me to say lol. I was confused in the beginning because I truly though this was the reason why lol was used.

1. Okay, you friended me, I know, but I already wanted to friend you for a long time, only I was too shy to ask. You seemed like a genuinely cool person on Ran's board and on LJ but yeah, too shy. Only then I saw your post on Neil Gaiman's book, one which I had just finished some days/weeks before. So I made an impulsive post in which I squeed a lot and the rest is history. ♥
2. Lina of Slayers (I haven't even seen it XD), Dorian Gray, those books you keep talking about which I should read, but haven't, East Asian history, rights for LGBT/disabled. And TVTropes, musn't forget that.
3. I think you're amazingly sweet and nice even when you're snarky. I don't know why, I just do. And I love how passionate you can be about equal rights. And just how funny you are and how easy it is to talk to you :D
4. Pfff so many. Okay, I really have fond memories of talking about books with you. Which lead to things like the hot centaur or just genre books in general. And yes, my comment on your TVTropes entry on [ profile] sansaxsandor.
5. Would you ever want to move away from Seattle or Washington? (I don't think I know)
6. Bwahaha, I'll have to pick one which I haven't made XD
This one, duh: Image

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Date: 2009-04-29 08:45 pm (UTC)
ext_92749: Lina Inverse of The Slayers (Default)
From: [identity profile]
2. This list is awesome. XD

5. Maybe not. I'm such a homebody, and my family is here; I don't like the idea of moving far away from them. So maybe if they all came with me, I'd move. :P

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Date: 2009-04-27 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love the Greek myth icons and the Shakespeare ones, too.

And yeah, commenting for the meme. :)

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Date: 2009-04-27 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! :D

1. Well, you friended me, but I only replied weeks after because I was travelling with my family. I was happy because you seemed like a cool person (and I think you made a character quiz which I liked) but also mortified because I reacted so late.
2. STOP boards, Jaime Lannister, running, NYC, caffeine and musicals.
3. You are incredibly chill. I love how you have a big mouth yet seem friendly. And you are very friendly. And funny. You crack me up big time. And I love your polls :D
4. Your ecip and hilarious icon posts and the lulz it provided. And your comments in chat. And that character quiz!
5. If you were given the opportunity, which musical character would you want to be on stage?
6. You don't use this one often, I think, but I like Chase's face:

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Date: 2009-04-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*epic. I can spell. Really.

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Date: 2009-04-27 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you :D

1. Aww, no worries, I didn't think you were all that late. ;)

2. Hahahaah, STOP boards may be the most surprising answer I've gotten on that one. I love it.

5. Oh, I thought I told everybody in the world this, but Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady is absolutely my dream role.


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