geckoface_eater: (being pulled)
2009-06-17 10:34 am
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Writer's Block: Conversion Rate

[Error: unknown template qotd]I'm currently an atheist. I don't believe in any god or deity and I don't follow any religion. But I don't entirely reject the idea of some sort god. I just don't believe in one currently, as I have no reason or evidence to believe in one - but I would be open to the idea of one possibly existing. I would go as far as to say I entirely reject the idea of the god of classical theism (a single omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent) as I don't believe that an all loving, all knowing and all poweful being could exist in this world (because of the inconsistent triad). So, to sum up: I would consider converting to a religion if I could be shown sufficient proof or at least extremely good evidence that that religion (as opposed to all the others) was actually correct... and didn't contradict itself about 300 times. In fact, I very much enjoyed this video, How To Convert an Atheist (and here is part 2)
geckoface_eater: (good ideas)
2009-06-05 01:23 pm
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Writer's Block: Regrets Only

[Error: unknown template qotd]What a stupid question. What type of animal? Some certainly do - humans do. We're animals. Non-human animals? I don't know. Again, it depends on the animal. I doubt my goldfish regret much. A gorilla might feel regret in a less complex way to a human. My dictionary (I know I'm looking too much into this) says regret is to "feel sad about the loss or absence of" something. Dogs get sad when you go away. Hey, even my rabbit gets sad when we go away. So in answer to the question: Yes. At least some animals. Humans at the very least.
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-06-02 06:42 pm
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Writer's Block: Call Me

[Error: unknown template qotd]I always use the landline at home. And I almost always use the home landline if I want to telephone someone. I rarely use my mobile at all really. I just generally keep it with me in case I really need it, though I usually keep it off. I also know this question was written by someone american (or at least someone who speaks american english) because they called a mobile a "cell phone"
geckoface_eater: (good ideas)
2009-05-27 01:28 pm
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Writer's Block: Comments Please

[Error: unknown template qotd]I don't really agree that there are "some of the best LJ moments" taking place in the comments... I'm not sure what an "LJ moment" is and I also don't think many people remember specific comments. But as it turns out, there is one that I remember which I found very funny, and it's from Minnie:

I tried it to see what would happen.

Turns out, yeah, you get the fish.

I don't think many people are going to understand that. But I think even funnier than the comment was her userpic of that fish head and also the fact that she couldn't remember how to change userpics and got stuck with the fish.
geckoface_eater: (ukulele)
2009-05-13 02:39 pm
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Writer's Block: Dream On

[Error: unknown template qotd]Not exactly recurring dreams, but I've recently been having a series of dreams all about being late for things / missing things. They range from missing my exams entirely to being late for morris dancing. From missing the last rocket off the earth as the planet is destroyed to being late for meeting friends in the park. But they all have the same panicked feeling as I try to move but somehow every thing is clumsy and I'm unable to get dressed, get my things together, or move very quickly at all. Funnily enough, in my dreams, the end of the world is as scary as being late for dancing.

Apparently dreams about being late mean that I'm either neglecting responsibilty or would like to avoid what I'm dreaming I'm late for. I'd like to avoid my exams, and I guess I'd also like to avoid the end of the world...
Apparently these dreams could also mean I'm experiencing or fearing a loss of control or fear of being controlled by outside circumstances. I think this is probably more fitting to me than the other explanation.

So there are me dreams.
geckoface_eater: (Knightcrawler)
2009-05-12 04:50 pm
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Writer's Block: There Once Was a Girl from Nantucket

[Error: unknown template qotd]For Gecko there once came a time
When she was finding it awkward to rhyme
On Limerick Day
She had nothing to say
Her poem's so bad it's a crime!
geckoface_eater: (me in tree)
2009-05-11 04:54 pm
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Writer's Block: When I Grow Up

[Error: unknown template qotd]Wear 'girly' clothes - dresses, skirts, etc. I now wear skirts as much as I wear trousers, and I have 'girl' shirts. Though I still have plenty of generally unisex t-shirts and trousers. This vaguely remind me of Cams's rection the other year when I was on webcam with her and she said "omg! you're wearing a girl's shirt!". This prompted me to make that avatar that some of you people on my f'list may have seen with that quoteon it.

That's about all I can think of...
geckoface_eater: (good ideas)
2009-05-07 04:26 pm
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Writer's Block: Historian's Choice

[Error: unknown template qotd]It would be cool to try out any time period for the novelty but if I actually lived in it, and had all my life, there would be no novelty about it. It would just be normal and since I wouldn't know any different, I wouldn't have anything to compare it to or prefer it to. Of course, this doesn't really answer the question. But anyway, it would depend on what status I had in the society of whatever time I choose. So I don't think I can really answer this... Or, my answer will have to just be this era. Since I'm already here and it seems to be going ok. Maybe I'm a bit boring and/or over-analysing this. But that's what I so.

geckoface_eater: (I'm with stupid)
2009-05-06 06:58 pm
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Writer's Block: Wardrobe Malfunction

[Error: unknown template qotd]Nothing immediately springs to mind... though the zipper on my trousers often slips down - I have 2 pairs of jeans from M&S that do this all the time, and people are constantly like, "Emma - your fly's undone..." I also put my shirt on inside out the other day and walked around town with it like that until a) I noticed and b) found a toilet where I could go and fix it. Oh, and I once put a sweatshirt on right over my bra and forgot to put on a shirt. Plus I've forgotten knickers before. It seems I'm a generally forgetful person. Also, going on swings and various climbing equipment while in ladies' morris dancing kit means people get a nice view of my bloomers. That's about it!
geckoface_eater: (lost in thought)
2009-05-05 10:42 pm
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Writer's Block: Meant to Be?

[Error: unknown template qotd]No.

Interesting thing about locus of control (Rotter 1966). People who have an external locus of control (believe in fate, luck, etc) tend to be more likely to be criminals than people with an internal locus of control (believe they control/guide what happens to them through their actions). People with an external locus of control are less likely to feel guilty for doing 'wrong' things if they felt that they didn't have a say in the matter. That they are 'just that way' or that it was inevitable. If people believe it's going to happen anyway, they won't bother trying to stop it / not do it.
So there's another thing badly explained and possibly mangled by the Gecko.
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-05-02 03:17 pm
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Writer's Block: What's the Plan?

[Error: unknown template qotd]It depends. Some things really do need do be planned while others work fine, or even better, when they're a spur of the moment thing. If you've got a big group of people doing something, it's usually a good idea to plan it. If it's just a couple of people, it's easier to just go and do something. Also, if you're travelling a long way, it's better to plan in advance. Plus a lot of things cost less when booked in avdance.
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-04-30 02:35 pm
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Writer's Block: Swine Times

[Error: unknown template qotd]Ohman, do I have to hear about this everywhere I go? It seems you can't have a conversation lately without swine flu bring brought into it. Talking about it all the time is hardly going to help anything. There's a differentce between making people aware of it and going around shouting "swine flu!" at everyone. I can't go anywhere without being assulted by people trying to warn eachother about swine flu. Even LJ isn't safe it seems. There'll be T-shirts next: "SwINE FLU IS COMING FOR YOU!"
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-04-28 04:36 pm
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Writer's Block: Wild Life

[Error: unknown template qotd]"In the wild" where?

It depends on the location, what's available, and what I have with me and various other circumstances. If I was dropped in the middle of the arctic with nothing, I'm pretty sure I'd freeze to death pretty damn quick. If I was dropped in the middle of somewhere with no reachable water source, I'd be pretty screwed also. If I was somewhere with a whole bucnh of dangerous wildlife, I also would be a bit of a goner. If I was stuck in a vaguely deciduous forest I think I'd be ok for a while as long as there was water available. And some form of food source. Nice catchable animals might be ok and various planty things though I'm hardly an expert when trying to decide if my meal looks poisonous.  I might even be ok in a different climate. It also depends on what sort of supplies I had with me, if any. Just as long as you don't drop me on some island with a bunch of boys. I don't want a real life Lord of the Flies.

If you want a brief answer to this question: I know basic survival skills. All that shelter building, fire starting, navigation stuff.
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-04-25 08:21 pm
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Writer's Block: LiveJournal Book Club

[Error: unknown template qotd]Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Or any of the Little House books, but I thought I'd recomment the first one (especially since anyone who reads it will then want to go and read all the others!). Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 and wrote the Little House series based on her childhood in a pioneer family. The books are about herself, though she refers to herself in the third person.

I read it because I just found it mixed in with some books that were my mother's. This was about 4 or 5 years ago. The only bad thing is that I didn't read it sooner!
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-04-24 02:04 pm
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Writer's Block: Celebrating Friendships

[Error: unknown template qotd]Hello Leila!

Let's see. I met you in... 2002? So I've known you 7 years. I was in year 8, and you were in year 9, and Emily introduced us. I was totally scared of you (well, you did glare at me and hiss and stalk around me! And bite. And kick.). And you introduced my to Tamora Pierce books. I peered over your shoulder as you were reafing Wolf Speaker and asked you why the speech was't in quotation marks (I assume some bit where Daine was talking to wolves). Also, you had a very heavy bag, and you were taller than me then. And you didn't like being hugged. Neither did I actually. But we didn't really know eachother much then. The link was sort of through Emily. And then I hardly saw you at all after you went into 6th form. But then when you repeated and we took RS together we got to know eachother a bit better. And that's the story of our amazing friendship. Aren't you glad I made this entry?
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-04-17 04:29 pm
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Writer's Block: The Greenest Grass

[Error: unknown template qotd]Of course it depends on the situation and circumstance, and it depends what exactly is meant by having 'it' easier, whatever 'it' is but...

I would be inclined to say men. They don't have to deal with the whole periods, pregnant, childbirth issue. Also, it's totally true that often a women has to do something twice a well as a man to be thought of as half as good. 

Not to mention that people still use "acting like a girl" or "behaving like a woman" as insults. If it's seen as an insult to be told you're like a woman, this certaoinly suggests to me that people see being a woman as a negative thing. When boys do something badly, let's say football for example, you often hear them shout something like "you kick like a girl!" suggesting that they believe girls are automatically bad players. Or bad at something.

Not even going to go into the whole thing about sleeping with people. If a man sleeps around a bit, it's fine, but if a woman does, she's seen as a whore.

I'm not saying being a man is easy. There are problems men face that women don't. But I think women get given more of a tough time overall. And their bodies generally make them more vulnerable.

Hey, I used to want to be a boy. But now I don't - I'd have to give up dancing in an all ladies' northwest clog morris team. And that would make me sad.
geckoface_eater: (Default)
2009-03-30 05:07 pm
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Writer's Block: How Soon Is Now?

[Error: unknown template qotd]A cure to all illness known to mankind. Now that would be a breakthrough!