I was a taller girl too, once. (regala_electra) wrote,
I was a taller girl too, once.

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GIP and Sleepy Rambling

Finally did a bit of an overhaul on my icons. 50 icons are just not enough. So, here they are.

I loves this icon, therefore, it shall be default. *Firm nod*

I did that Name Meaning thing and here's what I got:

(Besides the oh so revealing fact that my name means 'Victory of the People,' yes I know, can we move on?)

Name Origin: Greek
Number of Syllables: 2.00 (heh, I wonder if anyone has like 2.099999999 or something)
Gender: Female

More interesting facts about the name Nicole:

Lucky Number: 4 (the number for death? Okay then. My actual lucky number is 16)
Ruling Planet: Uranus (Nope. It's Saturn with influence of Neptune)
Element: Air (Almost true. Was born on the cusp, so I have water elements as well)
Primary Color: Green************
Traits: Inclined to appear strange and eccentric because s/he is usually ahead of her/his time. Very interested in the occult; in psychic research. Inclined to do anyting out of the ordinary. Strong intuitive tendencies. Can be bitingly sarcastic if crossed. Believes in liberty and equality. Can usually predict the probable outcome of actions and businesses.

Er, yeah, so you can see a lot of it is just vague guesswork. And I'm totally fucking around with what *I* really am as represented by elements, plants, and magical numbers. Heh.

************ Okay anyone who really knows me? Knows that I never wear green, I'm not particularly fond of green and my primary colors are blacks and greys.

I'm not really into the occult or 'psychic research.' And I'm terribly obtuse and not very intuitive. Okay, I'm sacrastic.

The only thing I can predict is the stupidity of humanity.

From indiefic

1. What facial feature do you find the most attractive on others?

Hmm. Eyes probably. I'll first notice really striking eyes on a person.

2. Would you vote for a woman candidate for president?

No. Women suck. Honestly, I'd probably be more likely to vote for a candiate who has similiar policies to my own, regardless of sex, though I'd want to vote for a female candidate quite a bit, if I completely disagree with the female candidate on policies, etc., I certainly wouldn't vote for her.

3. Would you marry for money?

Probably not, but that's mostly because if I get married I'm setting up a pre-nuptial agreement (because honestly? You have to cover your ass, twue wuv be damned, you have to protect your individual and separate property), so I don't think I'd want to leech off another individual.

But then, I can't see myself getting married. 'Sides the whole 'men are disgusted by me' issue.

4. Have you had braces?

Yes, for five fuckin' years. Sure, those clear porcelain braces sound like a good idea, but after you've had them in your mouth for so long, you realize the hard way that metal is really the way to go.

5. Do you pluck your eyebrows?

Er, just the middle to prevent unibrow. I don't have bushy eyebrows and I like the natural shape my eyebrows make, so I guess I'm sorta lucky.

6. Do you ever cut or hurt yourself?

Never. I'm a totaly klutz and have bad knees and ankles, so doing further damage on purpose would just be a tad too extreme for me.

Plus I freak when I break a nail. I so very much couldn't hurt myself.

7. When was the last time you had a hickey?

Easy. Never. First person who does that to me? Gets a lovely black eye. So not sexy.

9. Do you use ICQ, AOL Buddy list etc..?

I use Trillian, so technically, I have it all, but really, I'm on aim as Regala Electra. And I totally will chat with you, and I am amusing and witty and quite verbose.

Phear my mad speeeling skilz.

10. If so, how many people are on your list(s)?

Holy shit. 65 on AIM. And I only talk to like, 10 people at the most. Heh.

11. If you could live in any past time period, which would it be?

None. They don't take too kindly to biracial feministesque chicks in the past. I'd love to be like, the "Sam" (Quantumn Leap) character, an invisible spectre checking out events, but not in danger of being burned as a witch or a heathen or anything.

12. If you ask a twelfth question, the terrorists have won.

13. Do you wear shoes in the house or take them off?

Take them off. I I walk around in socks all the time. Even in the backyard. I hate going barefoot.

14. What is your favorite fruit?

Er. I enjoy cantalopes, honeydew melons, and pears most of all, I guess.

15. Do you eat wheat bread or white?

White bread? Such a thing is...ewww. Easily wheat bread, although I prefer rye and multi-grain breads.

16. What is your favorite place to visit?

That I go to oft-times? New York City.

17. What is the last movie you saw?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Go. See it. Now.

18. Do you kiss on the first date?

Honestly I don't have any real dating policies. It depends on the situation.

19. Are you photogenic?

Only when I'm fully prepared for the picture, but not as much as I'd like to be. Sort of 'I hate the way I look' type of insecurity.

20. Do you dream in color or black and white?

Color unless it's in black in white. I mean, it depends, my dreams are wacky.

21. Are you wearing fingernail polish?

Not at the moment. I do sometimes, usually silver or shiny-type of colors.

22. Do you have any dimples?


23. Do you remember being born?

Yes. It was a cool crisp winter night and...of course fucking not. I barely remember my childhood, I have a swiss-cheese memory, man.

24. Why do you take surveys?

Because I used to perform telephone surveys. I need to get my fix. Or because it's an easy way to let people to know me through pointless little facts about me.

25. Do you drink alcohol?

Not really. Very rarely and I really hate the taste of it. I prefer sangria over everything, am revolted by beer, and have no use for hard liquor. I do cook with it a lot though, so, don't quite know what that means, besides the fact that alcohol adds a nice elment to most dishes.

26. Did you like or do you like high school?

Half of it I liked because I finally stopped being a total outcast. Middle school was hell for me really, and high school I had a decent enough time, althouh freshman year sucked ass.

27. What is the most beautiful language?

I have an immense fondness for Spanish. I don't think it's the most beautiful language though, it's often coarse and very machismo depending on the culture, but there is a beauty to it that is tied in with my heritage, so to my ears, I do love it.

28. When you are asleep do you like being kissed awake?

No. I like brushing my teeth after I awake. Ick.

29. Do you like sunrises or sunsets the most?

I like sunsets. The colors are lovely caused by the setting of the sun. And then night comes. I love the night.

30. Do you want to live to be 100?

I don't know. It depends on the quality of life I'd have at that age.

31. Do you think women should be expected to shave their body hair?

I think all people should be expected to groom themselves, regardless of gender. I personally take care of the parts of body hair I do not want (such as underarm hair and legs) , because it's my choice.

32. Do you like salty food or sugary food the most?

I like flavorful food that is not overly seasoned with salt. I hate too much salt. And if it's overly sweet, I can't stand it either. I believe in balance, but with a lot of garlic. Mmm...garlic.

33. Is a flat stomach important to you?


34. Do you or have you played with a ouija board?

I haven't ever. I try not to fuck around with the spirit world so it doesn't fuck around with me. Even though I kinda believe now that it's mostly just a crock.

35. Are you loyal?

Yes, perhaps too much.

36. Are you tolerant of other people's beliefs?

Mostly I am, but I am quite intolerant of those who wish to push their beliefs onto people without a mere thought to differences in culture, background, etc. I believe in civil rights for all people and I try to keep an open mind, even when I'm sure I'm right, because I can be a bit...strong-willed. But I'm not going to stop a person with their beliefs unless their beliefs infringe upon my own.

37. When you watch movies at home, do you like the lights on or off?

Off, mostly because having a light reflected in your T.V. is fucking annoying.

38. Do you believe in magic?

*hums the song* I believe in there being something beyond the mere physical but as for 'maaaaaahgic,' I don't really.

39. Do you have nightmares frequently?

No. I just have weird and disturbing dreams.

40. Do you like your nose?

Yes. I think my nose is a good feature, it's pretty well-shaped, it's like my dad's, pretty balanced and straight.

41. Do you like abstract art?

Not really. I'm not a fan of most modern art, honestly I think a lot of it allows an artist not to practic their form and technique and claim it's 'art for art's sake' and I love 19th century art and classical antiquity (oh, and Renaissance. Oh, and Medieval and Byzantine.) and pretty much everything in art canon beyond modern art.

42. Do you think you can draw well?

Heh. Not at all. A pity. When I was young, I wanted to be an illustrator. But I have a shaky hand and my lines are wobbly and poorly done, I can't do a circle, and well, you need to have the form and technique. I used to doodle and draw all over my notes, and I do use drawings and sketces for preliminary work for my story ideas, but no, I'm shit at drawing.

43. Do you listen to music daily?

Er, the radio is really it. I'm not that into music that I just have to listen to it all the time.

44. Do you like to watch cartoons?

Sweet, merciful crap. Of course. I was raised on The Simpsons.

45. At what age did you find out that Santa Claus wasn't real?

Five. My mom sucks.

46. How many pairs of shoes do have in your closet?

10 at the most. I regularly wear about three pairs at the moment.

47. Do you like to wear the same shoes everyday or do you like a variety?

Er, see above. I'm wearing my sneakers a lot, but that's mainly because I'm hauling ass across campus during the week and I need comfortable footwear.

48. Do you write poetry?

Yes. It is not bloody awful, but it is certainly not publishable.

49. Do you snore?

I don't think so.

50. Do you sleep more on your back, front, or sides?

On my side. I can't sleep on my stomach (I assume that means 'front') because I just can't sleep that way and I can't sleep flat on my back, because I like to sleep in a semi-fetal position (my legs scruched up just a bit when I sleep).

51. Would you rather have a poodle or a rottweiler?

Neither. My grandparents owned poodles and they're actually real bastards and really snappy when they want to be and I wouldn't want a rottweiler, because I don't like those kind of dogs. I prefer terriers. God loves a terrier, you know. Yes he does. (Loves Best in Show)

52. Do you lick stamps?

Not really, but then at work, we have a stamp machine, so I don't really have to do that.

53. Do you use an electric can opener?

Wow. Talk about fucking lazy. No. Plus I'm left-handed, so I use a regular can opener just like Jimi Hendrix - upside down.

54. Have you ridden in a hot air balloon?

Nope. Don't really want to, either.

55. Which hurts the most, physical or emotional pain?

For me? Physical pain. Because I can't take it. I can disconnect my emotions perhaps a little too well, so I can survive from emotional pain.

56. Do you think balding men should shave their heads?

If they have a nicely shaped head, go for it. If not, er, well, do what you must.

57. Do you know anyone who is clinically depressed?


58. Do you prefer a piano or a violin?

I'd have loved to learn to play the piano. The violin is too whiny and there's just something more to the piano.

59. Are you a sex addict?

Yes please. Of course not. I'm just a wh0r. big diffference. I do it for the attention. ;-)

60. Do you know someone who has cancer?

My mom's cousin passed away due to cancer. Yes, I did. Family members (and I have a large extended family, so I'm being a bit general) have had cancer scares, Some survived. Others didn't.

61. Do you hunt?

I'm only on the prowl for men. No. I like to fish, although I hate being out in the sun.

62. Do you like fast food joints, or expensive restaurants?

I like moderately priced ethnic restaurants.

64. Do you have a middle name?

Yup. Same as my mother's middle name. And if I had a daugther, I'd saddle her with the same middle name. (but then if I had a boy, he'd get my father's middle name). I'm very into maintaining family names via the middle name.

65. Are you basically a happy person?

Sometimes. I'm more a person accepting who I am, even when I'm not content with where I am.

66. Are you tired?

At the moment? No.

67. Did you drink anything with caffeine in it today?

If my diet tea had caffiene in it, then yes.

68. Have you ever met anyone off the internet?

Do you mean 'have I met people on the internet and then met them in real life?' Yes I have. Quite a few wonderful people at WriterCon. nariya and gatorjen two years ago, and I regularly trick Nar into hanging out with me using my deceptive ways, such as offering her to travel back...to THE PAST. janeeyre17 at TARCon, alleynyc (when I took her on a mini-tour of some art at the Met, heh) and a buch of others at Alley's show...so yeah. I have.

69. How many phones do you have in your house?

Including cell phones? Ten.

70. How long is your hair?

Past the end of my shoulderblades. Which for me, really isn't all that long.

71. Do you get along with your parents?

Heh, despite agruments and fights and rantings, I get along very well with my dad and I get along okay with my mom, depending on her mood.

72. What color of eyes do you prefer?

I like dark eyes on a guy, but blue or green (or light hazel) eyes on a guy with dark features is also pretty damn attractive.

73. Are you an active person?

Er, not really. I'm quite lazy, sadly. I wish to be a bit more active.

74. What medications do you take?

None. I barely take Tylenol for my pain most of the time and I don't really have allergies or anything.

75. What does your bedroom look like?

Awesome. It's in shades of greys and stuffed with tons of books and adored with touches of interesting art and a big scarf of a Picasso work is hanging up on one wall (a blue-and-grey girl), and I have sloping walls, and yeah, it's pretty damn cool. Although very messy at the moment. I have to take care of that.

And now?

I sleep.
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