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How's That For Hitting the Bullseye?
I don't usually do memes. I even neglect to respond when my friends tag me, even if I don't mind being tagged. But _luaineach drew my attention to a meme I couldn't pass up. You answer a few questions and it tells you what book you would be if you were a book. Anyone who knows me well will be delighted with my result:




You're Invisible Man!

by Ralph Ellison

Most of your life, people have either ignored you or told you that you
were wrong. You've been duped, mistreated, misled, and neglected. Maybe it was because
of your race, or some other uniqueness that people were quick to condemn, but now you
just want to crawl into a hole and disappear. After all, nobody knows your name. But
you just might speak for everyone.



Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Sometimes the relatively random is right on the mark.

Mode: taken aback but not affronted
Muse: For The Sake Of The Song - Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt

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_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: August 4th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I (obviously) couldn't pass it up when I stumbled upon it this morning and now I think it's my favorite meme of all time (well, favorite aside from the ones that are just lists of random bits of information; I love lists of random bits of information. I love lists.). And the results thus far are fascinating me.

Fabulous "Mood" by the way -- sets a lovely tone and has a nice ring to it, to boot!

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 4th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, it's pretty great. I'd like the same thing with a much bigger field of books and a set of questions like the ones the Scientologists hand out on streetcorners!

Love your icon, BTW.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: August 4th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'd like the same thing with a much bigger field of books and a set of questions like the ones the Scientologists hand out on streetcorners!

Oh *yes*, that would be most fantastic! I was dissapointed with how few questions there were.

Love your icon, BTW

::laughing::

The small print that you can't read in the icon? Ironically it's: "Good girls keep diaries, bad girls don't have the time." :)

I'm in love with the picture; it's exactly what I'd look like if it were another time period. Appeals to the Rizzo in me.
yourbestfiend From: yourbestfiend Date: August 4th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh god. I'm Anne of Green Fucking Gables.


(Granted, one of my favorite books as a kid; ok, so I had the entire L.M. Montgomery oeuvre read by age 12, but STILL!)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 4th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
They're onto something. Thank goodness mine wasn't Valley of Horses!
yourbestfiend From: yourbestfiend Date: August 6th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
wait...does that mean you read "Velly of Horses" when you were twelve TOO?????
yourbestfiend From: yourbestfiend Date: August 6th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
oh god...red wine.."VALLEY," not "velly." funny, though! ha ha!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 6th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I just assumed it was Daily Bruin code for a part of the body!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 6th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Dare I admit such a thing?
From: ex_synecdoch550 Date: August 4th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hmm, I am Catch 22. I am not sure what to make of that.
From: zokah Date: August 4th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany. I can see it actually.

(I REALLY CAN!)
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: August 4th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Holy shit this is the funniest thing EVER!

You're Ulysses!
by James Joyce
Most people are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense. What people do understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero.

_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: August 4th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

::laughing::

Most people are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense.

Oh, this is priceless. (I don't know if it applies to you or not, but it's priceless.)
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: August 4th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: ::laughing::

Oh it does. I told the roommate and she just died laughing :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 4th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: ::laughing::

While the vulgarity may be under wraps, the rest fits elizabeg perfectly!
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: August 4th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Interesting choice of a book but, I suspect it's more about the title than the content. Am I incorrect?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 4th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Actually, I obsessed on Invisible Man for a decade. I've written hundreds of pages -- most of them since discarded as terrible -- on it. It was the book I devoted the largest percentage of my dissertation to, one I taught in my first graduate class, one I gave a long paper on etc. The passage about the yam vendor is a particular favorite. It might well be my favorite book, all things considered.
masoo From: masoo Date: August 4th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, that was embarrassing ... I'm Webster's Dictionary.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 4th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I don't know. Sounds like a compliment to me. You are a stat-head after all!
From: e4q Date: August 5th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
David Copperfield -
Coming up from a childhood that felt abusive, you have risen through
hard work to gain a place of stature in your life. You've spent altogether too much time in factories and end up misspelling a fair number of words. But in general you are seen as a beacon of hope for others who might not be as fortunate. Lots of people keep mistaking you for a magician and are waiting for you to disappear.
ha ha - which i did! now that i have been made ill from my job i rarely socialise and live a VERY quiet life - largely online
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