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... this is me, as far as possible:

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Ranger (5th Level)

Ability Scores:







Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter's dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

ETA: The other characters did not create especially interesting results, as their world has a lot more in common with mine than with a D&D one.


Oct. 19th, 2009 01:58 am
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You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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Your Brain is Creative
You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.
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Gacked from [ profile] lexin: Which SF writer are you?

I am:
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

I already got this guy once in another test, and I still have not read anything by him.
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You Are An INTJ
The Scientist

You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.
Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.
You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.
Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.

In love, you are always striving to improve your relationship.
You have strong ideas of what love should be like.

At work, you excel in figuring out difficult tasks. People think of you as "the brain."
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.

How you see yourself: Reasonable, knowledgeable, and competent

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Aloof, controlling, and insensitive

Anyone surprised?

Thought so.
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The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Anyone surprised?
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If you do not know what the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is you won't get the joke. To make it shorter than the Wikipedia article, the Indicator is a field of sixteen possible results of a psychological test, going extroverted (E) vs. introverted (I), concrete (S) vs. contextual (N), thinking (T) vs. feeling (F), and getting one's picture of the world from how one perceives it (P) as opposed to what one thinks/feels about it (J). Like many psychological tests it is fun to play with, and like all typologies and patterns, it fascinates me.

Among the critiques of the test I have read is that it does not deliver consistent results for the same person (as well as that it's nonsense anyway), and I have to say that it's more fun to play with the classes than with the test itself. However, it's a test where I very, very consistently rate a specific type, no matter of my mood, the weather, the time of day or my current fandom.

Today I stumbled upon a place, Typealyzer, where you can put in the URL of a blog (or LJ), and get your MB type.

Here's the result for this LJ:

ESFP - The Performers

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don't like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

It also shows a picture about which part of my brain is working when I write, which seems to be "none".

You might want to try to guess what type I'm getting when I take the actual test. Or look it up under the cut )

Let's say my LJ and I complement each other. One could also say that my LJ is a piece of performance art.

... And now I'm wondering how to manipulate the results. Note to self: Will not create 16 LJ accounts to experiment.
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Found here:, or through pretty much everyone at the moment.

Link to the result that will not surprise anyone )

Also, what [ profile] thewhiteowl says:
What is Obama doing right down in the liberal left corner? By right-pondian standards he's a moderate conservative (authoritarian, fiscally right), or a at most a centrist. Probably it's the usual US rightward skew, but they have him at the same economic position as Stalin.

Nerd quiz

Aug. 27th, 2008 06:23 pm
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What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Science/Math Nerd
Drama Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Social Nerd
Anime Nerd
Artistic Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

That doesn't surprise anyone, does it?
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[ profile] hedda62 compares editing with bug hunting (not those kinds of bugs!) in Integrated Pest Management Editing (via [ profile] legionseagle).

Some pretty astronomy: Animated orbits.

Less animated: Cassini pictures

An illustrated history of the War on Terror -- this lacks only the Maus.

The history of a bad idea: Monbiot about Neo-Liberalism.

More about bad ideas: Cory Doctorow on Digital Rights Management.

Good idea: Clowns kick the KKKs ass.

High time: NDR beendet Zusammenarbeit mit Eva Hermann. One is tempted to say that the NDR stopped standing between her and her expressed ideal lifestyle of keeping her mouth shut, staying at home and raising a brood of kids.

Test: Which House in Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" books should you be in? Impressive.

Someone had a very lucky day.
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This morning, when I came in to work, some guy with a softly clicking Geiger counter was walking through to office, talking in his cell phone, "Turn it on... now off... on...".

The office is right above the lab, but according to Geiger counter guy, the shielding works fine.


P.Z. Myers is getting sued by a crackpot. Making Light has the story, Slashdot has some fine snark if you are willing to wade into the tl;dr discussion.


Some fanficcer is offended by a sporking one of her stories received at [ profile] deletrius, threatens to send in the lawyers and in the process claims copyright of Harry Potter. The story has a very surprising ending.


This would be the perfect bedside table for SCAdians, if only it was made of rattan. Also, the ergonomy is doubtful. But cool idea if you want to outweird your friends and neighbors.


Which Tarot Card Are You?. My result is rather stupid, but the cards are pretty, and one of my alter egos has the Tower, which is cool. (via [ profile] skzbrust).
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You Are an Afternoon Person

You can find energy any time of the day ... or night!
You prefer to be out and about when most other people are.
Very early mornings or very late nights aren't really your thing.
You're practically solar powered, and the afternoon is when do best.

What does it take to be a night person in this test beyond having a natural awake-time between 1 pm and 5 am?
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You scored as Captain Jack Sparrow. Roguish,quick-witted, and incredibly lucky, Jack Sparrow is a pirate who sometimes ends up being a hero, against his better judgement. Captain Jack looks out for #1, but he can be counted on (usually) to do the right thing. He has an incredibly persuasive tongue, a mind that borders on genius or insanity, and an incredible talent for getting into trouble and getting out of it. Maybe its brains, maybe its genius, or maybe its just plain luck. Or maybe a mixture of all three.


Captain Jack Sparrow


Lara Croft


Indiana Jones


El Zorro


William Wallace


Neo, the "One"


James Bond, Agent 007


The Terminator


Batman, the Dark Knight




The Amazing Spider-Man


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
created with

Heh. It's the type of test you can't really do for yourself. You need to summon your inner action hero to go anywhere with that. You can probably guess who I summoned.


[ profile] skzbrust on How many philopsophers does it take to change a lightbulb?
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[ profile] cyrna, in response to my post three days ago directed me to an Online Music Test. As I have an unhealthy fascination with personality tests, I scuttled over instantly, and now I'm going to ramble about it. You have been warned.

Read more... )

Heheh. There are more tests on that site.
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It's raining. Which is unexpected and nice. This week I bought two shirts and a pair of shoes and applied for a Social Security Card. As I hate shopping, and bureaucracy makes my hackles rise, I regard this as significant accomplishments.

Not much to tell, so, some links.

Charlie Stross tells a Halloween Horror story

Neil Gaiman about Halloween and Ghost Stories

The automated Sue Test. Enter only the first name of your character. The test is quite tolerant, and not boring.

And finally,

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes

Of course, what I really have is a German accent - probably a painfully strong one. The test measures your exceptions about how words should sound, not your ability to create the sounds.
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Three Bears Norse, by Jo Walton.

Beowulf for fundie home-schoolers (via Making Light) -- warning, the site looks like "how the heck did I click on that?"

The Scales of Dumb: 50% stupid: Abandons research into physics to devote life to Bible exegesis. 300% stupid: Starts a land war in Asia. 500% stupid: Starts land war in Asia because of Bible exegesis.

Annotated Pogues Lyrics

The Intelligence and Consciousness Test. I liked the questions. If anyone can make heads or tails from the number- and letter sequence questions, please enlighten me.

On D'Artagnan, Sam Vimes, and Sharpe

The Incredible Tale of the Drowned iPod (first two postings in the thread).


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