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[personal profile] featherynscale posted a 30 Days of Reading Prompt in which the poster has to entertain a rather bored and psychotic young sultan by reading to them a new book every night for the next month or else they'll be execu... hang on I'm being told I'm thinking of a '1001 Arabian Nights'.

Ahem, let's start over again then.

Thirty Days. Thirty Books. Thirty posts. But life's too short and my attention span shorter (being a proud member of Generation Atari) so I'll try to do this all at once. Warning I might get bored and start making up books. But then again... I find the best books often are:)

Read more... )

Go Away I'm Reading
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This is what I love about LJ memes - they can be tweeked instead of merely twittered.



I write like
one Bad Ass Mother-Fucker!

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!





I write like
Angels Fuck!

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!





I write like
a Crackhead plays the Pipe!

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




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Post the first sentence you wrote in your blog for each month of the year:

Choosing a New Year's resolution is sort of like choosing an excuse to call out sick from work.

It was too late!

Tonight's highlight was crashing a birthday party off Dekalb Avenue, getting really drunk and finding myself dancing to the Jackson 5's ABC with a small beagle that had wandered unto the dancefloor in search of cake.

There I was: lost on the long way home.

Eleven years ago in another city, in another life:

I am in command of a battalion of little Buddhas and pocket sized Ganeshes.

Poetry: I like to think of this first video as a glimpse at my imaginary 1950's girlfriend.

Back in Atlanta after an excruciating, heart-warming and bitter sweet week.

I've thought for years that someone should do a TV series based on Robert Kirkman's long running comic book zomb-dram Walking Dead.

I'm scheduled to work half the night as 'DOOR SHERIFF' but after that (hopefully) I'll be getting my drunk on and dancing the way angels fuck to some serious machine-gun music.

I'm sitting on the #83 docked at Oakland City Station when the old woman staggered onto the bus.

...and punch and kick and punch and kick and swooooop down low.
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From [personal profile] featherynscale:

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. Pass it on. You can't use the artist I used. Try not to repeat a song title. Repost as "My Life According to (ARTIST NAME)".

Are you a male or female? Gin Soaked Boy

Describe yourself: Coney Island Baby

How do you feel: Innocent When You Dream

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Drunk on the Moon

Your favorite form of transportation: Get Behind the Mule

Your best friend is: Temptation

Your favorite color is: Green Grass

What's the weather like: Clang Boom Steam (mixed with The Ghosts of Saturday Night)

Favorite time of day: Midnight Lullaby

If your life was a tv show, what would it be called: Nighthawk Postcards (which would be much like 'Night Gallery' if it was conceived by a collaboration between Jim Jarmusch and Edward Hopper)

What is life to you: A Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun

What are you Looking for: Lucky Day

Have: Such a Scream

Wouldn't mind: Pasties and a G-String (or a Jockey Full of Bourbon)

Your fear: No One Knows I'm Gone

What is the best advice you have to give: Everything You Can Think of is True

If you could change your name, you would change it to: Eyeball Kid

Thought for the Day: You Can't Unring A Bell

My Motto: Hold On (... but 'I'll Be Your Late Night Evening Prostitue' is going to be more appropos if the economy doesn't get better)

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God knows why I'm on facebook? I'm certainly not one to encapsulate my thoughts into text message sized bites of splice of life. Still, anxious for virtual company, I find myself inudated with requests for flowers, friendships, application programs and being tagged to complete memes. The latest one making the rounds is the old "25 facts about me" routine.

Now really, I'm sure you would all love to know 25 bits of trivia about me - (I'm non-circumcised, have never been to Iceland, have an unshakable fear of accidentally snapping someones neck and currently wear a size 101/2 boot). But I thought I'd change things around a bit... and give you 25 random facts not about me for anyone stuck in front of their monitors on a Friday night:

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Psychic Entrophy Filters and Telepathic Baffler Shield Levels now at ...5%... 17%... 23%... 93%... 156% and holding.



Sentient Force-Field is now online.

Please answer in the designated Response Port one (or more) of the following questions:

You have been given a magic(k)-word by an old, homeless man that will turn you into a being of immense power for exactly eleven hours. What is that word?

Hera, Aphrodite or Athena - which one of these three would you give the Golden Apple of Eris to?

Congratulations - you have won a one-way ticket to a parallel universe of your choosing. Which alternative earth would you care to visit?

What is the last dream you had that you can recall?

Is the body in the soul or the soul in the body or...?


Thank you for playing with the Sentient Force-Field. You may now continue with the rest of your day/evening/week/2009/decade/life/after-life.
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From [profile] weishaupt -

1. Randomly pick a song from your music library.
2. Find the lyrics for the first four verses/chorus
3. Go to Google translation and translate the lyrics from English into German.
4. Take the new German lyrics and translate them into French.
5. Take the new French lyrics and translate them into English.
6. Post the NEW English lyrics and have people guess the original song.

There's nothing more you can leave
You see, then forgotten, you will receive your opinion
Everything is better, if the world is black
Tomb of the range, make the first attack




EDIT:: With no guesses down some 14 hours later, the correct answer is - Lights Out by The Angry Samoans.
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From the esteemed [personal profile] triadruid:

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.

2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.

3. Include these instructions, and share the love.



Scooby Snacks
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Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Extroverted, Progressive, and Intelligent

24 Cubist, -5 Islamic, 3 Ukiyo-e, -19 Impressionist, 2 Abstract and -21 Renaissance!

Cubism was a 20th century avant-garde movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It revolutionized European art and inspired changes in music and literature. The first branch of cubism, known as Analytic Cubism. It was both radical and influential as a short but highly significant art movement between 1908 and 1911 mainly in France. In its second phase, Synthetic Cubism, (using synthetic materials in the art) the movement spread and remained vital until around 1919.


People that chose Cubist paintings as their favorite art form tend to be very individualized people. They are more extroverted and less afraid of speaking their opinions then other people. They tend to be progressive and are very forward thinking. As the cubist painting is like looking into a shattered mirror where you can see different angles of the images, the people that prefer these paintings like looking at all angles of a problem. These people are intelligent and they are the transformers of our generation. They look beyond what is seen into what things could become. They are ready to leave the ideas of the past behind and look at what the future has to offer.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy



Well I don't know if this is completely accurate (though I do love Cubism in theory and Dada in practice). However I find that, artistically speaking, that I have a proclivity for the lonely vigils of Edward Hoppper, the lush curves of a fine Rubens woman, the frozen moan of Bernini's The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, the vivid dreamscapes of Max Ernst, the brooding shadows of a de Chirico (Mystery and Melancholy of a Street being perhaps my favorite interpretation of the Hermit card in the tarot), the miasma of psychic portals that only a fine Rothko can open (meditate long enough on one and see what comes out!) and of course the over-the-top machismo of 50's Men's Adventure magazines and the uber-detailed wide screen superheroic sensibilities of George Perez... who in the space of a single comic book could make me believe superheroes could exist.

Not sure what that would actually say about me though - pretentious, geeky and introspective maybe?
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Stolen from Herr [profile] weishaupt Put your Music Player on Shuffle, Use the title of the song as your answer.

NO CHEATING
(No need to shout Invisible Meme Host)

Answers behind the cut )
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Against the odds...
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself" ~ Old Friedrich Nietzsche, during one of his 'lighter' moments no doubt



What philosophical archetype are you?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Ubermensch

You are Friedrich Nietzsche's ideal overman. Challenging conventional morality and beliefs you overcome the nihilism of a world without god by utilising the will-to-power to create your own values. An artist by nature you express yourself in a distinctly Dionysian (creative) way.


Ubermensch


80%

The Underground Man


70%

The Amorous Assassin


70%

Absurd Hero


67%

Sadean Libertine


67%

The Prince


50%

The Fountainhead


40%

Ellsworth Toohey


33%

The Last Man


27%

Philosopher King


17%

Monkey Pirate


16%

The Skeletor


15%





... I would've thought the Absurd Hero myself, but alas.
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Stolen from [profile] dj_spider (official DJ of the Guild of Calamitous Intent)


Q&A )
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"Hey Ladyboys in the place I'm callin' out to ya/ there's never been a city-kid truer and bluer/ there's more to me than you'll ever know..."

50%

Created by Bangkok Diaries - a Bangkok blog



Which is much higher than my success rate for identifying undercover police officers, replicants, shape-shifting aliens and which one of us in the room... is actually a murderer!
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Marksman
"The perilous and erotic adventures of an unpublished author"


1. Drinking cocktails with the ghost of Lee Marvin 'til four in the morning while listening to the haunting surf guitar chords of Joe Meeks.
2. Multiple Orgasms for the Poor!
3. Black market copies of 'Astronaut Fights'. Leaked footage off of the decaying MIR station feed showing that there is no better expression of manhood than watching two vodka drunk cosmonauts engaging in ultraviolent fisticuffs in zero gravity.
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Your Score: The Watcher


You scored 92%!


You match Uatu's knowledge of the heroes. I bet you'd break that vow of non-interference almost as much as he does. And use your observational powers whenever Jean Grey was in the shower.

Link: The How much do you know about Super-Heroes Test written by TonyStark71 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
View My Profile(TonyStark71)





Let it be noted here that I want - "AND HIS ONLY WEAPON... IS LOVE!" - to be the epitaph written across my tombstone, preferably to be done so with bright red lipstick scrawled against the gray marble and if at all possible, to also be broken down into a sigil created by eliminating all repeating letters from the sentence (yep... that old chestnut). It will protect me in the Western Lands as I barter with Hungry Ghosts and Ravenous Gods for safe passage.

File this next to my previous request, being that all who would attend my funeral (or wish to pay respects at my grave) be dressed as superheroes... but only to be done so underneath 'civilian' clothing.

Thank you kindly.
~The Mgt.
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Well knocked out five pages under a rainy day, what say we play a quick game. This one's from [profile] halfass_johnny:
1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb (or Wikiquote) and find a quote from each movie. (or in some cases, just remember them.)
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it correctly and the name of the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb/Wikiquote search functions.

I'm gonna have to add rule six which is two answers per person max, I know some of you can do something like all 15 of these off the top of their head, so let's give everyone else a fighting chance:)

Alright here we go...Read more... )
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Durga Chinaski - half orc, half man, Fighter-Poet
player: Jack Babalon

I Am A: Neutral Good Half-OrcFighter (5th Level)Read more... )
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, jackbabalon23 sent to me...
Twelve ultraterrestrials drumming
Eleven subgenius piping
Ten storms a-leaping
Nine cigarettes biking
Eight zombies a-kissing
Seven martinis a-writing
Six templars a-daydreaming
Five be-e-e-eastie boys
Four urban legends
Three dylan thomas
Two mix tapes
...and a thelema in a rockabilly.
Get your own Twelve Days:


How would that last one work out you think? A band called "The Old '93s" or "Hot-Rod Horus Cigarette" perhaps? It does sound like a lost Kenneth Anger film of some form.

Oh... and who are the two other Beastie Boys you think? I bet they made the Dalai Lama an honorary member during the inevitable Save Tibet period every band goes through sooner or later and...?
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Which Homeric character are you?

Odysseus

You are that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, the beggar-turned-king Odysseus. You're a pacifist at heart but a warrior in spirit, and there's just 'nobody' tricksier than you! Hey, watch it with that stick - you're going to put someone's eye out. Put a GPS on your Christmas list, because otherwise, who knows when you'll find your way home?

Personality Test Results

Click Here to Take This Quiz
Brought to you by YouThink.com quizzes and personality tests.



Feast of the Nymph Calypso for Odysseus by Jan Brueghel the Elder (with Hendrick de Clerck) ca. 1616


I too have found myself playing the role of sailor, adventurer, liar and lover to witches, nymphs, goddesses, princesses all in my long search for that one true queen that I will one day call home. Until then I am tied to the mast of my resolve - unable to deny myself either the Sirens song nor the sweet oblivion they promise from their treacherous shores.



~From my favorite movie of all time O Brother Where Art Thou, one of the best adaptions of the Odyssey to date.

*-The last lyrics of Dead Can Dance's Just Like Uylsses
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In a Past Life...

You Were: A Venician Condottieri

Where You Lived: Wherever there were Florins to be made, battles to be waged or wine to be drunk!

How You Died: At the hands of a jealous lover, who was never more beautiful than the night she murdered me.



Condottiero
Leonardo da Vinci, 1480
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Slammed with work here at the office! Haven't had much time to do much more than catch up with everyones blogs. Here's a meme thingy for now that tells people what a wonderful 'Kisser' I am...

Lets101 - Free Online Dating



Sometimes though i'd wish they'd invent a new horoscope - one with cowboys, sea-serpents, walrus (or egg-men), scarabs, jackals, mockingbirds, aerialists, knive throwers, siamese twins - a celestial carnival weaving our fates and casting the mold of our personalities across the indifferent lightyears.


So why don't we?

Here's a silly little game to kill precious time with: If you could invent your own unique astrological sign to sum up yourself, what would it be?

I would be a Damon the Dragonfly!

As a Damon (one of the eight "Steam" signs that act as a balance between the fire and water signs) i'm prone to an almost subversive need to eroticize the mundane through the methods of the absurd. Passive aggressive, submissive to my elusive muse, sarcastic to anyone else, burdened by an innate fear of masked jugglers, I am an excellent shot, dancer and of course also widely considered to be slightly psychic (but sadly only while looking out the window on rainy days). As a "Steam" sign i'm quite compatible with any of the seven "Shadow" signs but should avoid romantic or business ventures with any of the nine "Magi" constellations.

I should never marry a "Cowboy" and a "Fire Orchid" will break my heart one day.


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Your results:
You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
75%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
70%
Data
56%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
45%
Spock
45%
Beverly Crusher
45%
Will Riker
45%
Worf
45%
Deanna Troi
45%
Uhura
40%
Geordi LaForge
40%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
35%
Mr. Scott
30%
Chekov
30%
Mr. Sulu
25%
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.


Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

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So i've been listening to a great episode of NPR's This American Life about a subject near and dear to me... Superpowers (click here for the episode. One of the stories they do asks the question what power would you rather have Flight or Invisibility. There are some intresting points raised up, such as the belief that though everyone says they want flight they really lust after invisibility.

To me though the choice between the two powers would be as follows
Flight = Absolute Freedom
Invisibility = Absolute Knowledge.

So I was curious about you guys out there reading this... what would you choose between the two? What if you could have any power? Would you fight crime? Tights? Why?

So here's my little poll - I'll be out of the office from Friday and won't be back until Tuesday so take your time with it (if you choose to answer at all) and i'll see what we come up with.

Thanks:)

[Poll #1085296]
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From [personal profile] fireriven:Invent a memory of me and post it in the comments. It can be anything you want, so long as it's something that's never happened. Then, of course, post this to your journal [if you like] and see what people would like to remember of you, only the universe failed to cooperate in making it happen so they had to make it up instead.

For some reason this reminds me of those tests the 'Bladerunners' would administer to flush out a potential Replicant in the Ridley Scott movie of the same name (my favorite Love Story of all time by the way).
"Why aren't you helping the turtle Leon?"

However, and here's the catch, I want to tweak this 'test' a bit, for nothing more than my own amusement really, by requesting that you post these 'false' memories anonymously and i'll try my best to guess who you are by style, coded references or other possible idiosynchorcies(sp?) that you might leave behind like some sort of ontological breadcrumb trail.

Now if that's not your 'thing' no worries... just leave your name, number and false memory at the sound of the beep and somone will get right back to you.
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"Comment, and I will comment back with a picture of the fictional character that most reminds me of you. Then post the same in your journal and join in the fun!"

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