July 26th, 2002

A Pocket Full of Murder

QUIZ: Which Narnia Book Are You?

Now this is my idea of a cool quiz.

The fifth book written, you're the third book chronologically and take place during The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. You tell the story of the humans Shasta and Aravis and the talking horses Bree and Hwin, all trying to escape from unhappy lives in Calormen to go to Narnia.
Find out which Chronicles of Narnia book you are.

And it is one of my fave books in the series, too. Although The Silver Chair is probably my favorite overall.
A Pocket Full of Murder

Friday Five - Blogging

It's time for the Friday Five!

1. How long have you had a weblog? Since January 2002. I'm amazed I've lasted this long, and updated so often. After all, my home page gets shockingly neglected most of the time...

2. What was your first post about? Purely self-referential nonsense about how I'd just started this blog, and warning that I would probably get bored of it and give up on it within a week. Ha.

3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one? None, although I kinda feel bad realizing that I must have subconsciously stolen the latter half of the blog title from Teri, and so I did think about changing that. I can't think of a better word than "Musings", though. Any suggestions?

4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else? Blogger's OK, and although the system goes down occasionally and I am currently living with weird error messages about my template file, it still seems to be more reliable than LiveJournal, so I figure why not stick with it?

5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place? Tiffany is the only one I know who has both. In her case I like reading both, but I'm not sure I see the need to put longer entries in a journal when one could just sling 'em up on the blog with the rest of the stuff.
A Pocket Full of Murder

My mental Snape

Oh, and one more thing: I always knew that although my mental image of Snape had Alan Rickman's voice, he did not (and still does not, actually) look particularly like Alan Rickman. However, not until today did I realize who this imaginary Snape of mine does look like. "My" Snape is a late thirty-early fortysomething version of John Wood (one of these actors nobody has heard of, but who is in practically every movie ever made). I see Snape pretty much as Wood looked playing Professor Stephen Falken in WarGames, actually, only about ten years younger and with longer hair.

Now, oddly, my mental image of Sherlock Holmes is also a late thirty-early fortysomething version of John Wood. And yet I never really thought of Snape and Holmes looking alike, in spite of the other similarities...