bennet_7: (Hamlet)


Shakespeare's Characters



Score: 100% (12 out of 12)



I haven't been so nervous taking a test in ages. To be honest though, I only knew 10 outright - I made educated guesses for Malvolio and Valentine based on their names and where the plays are set.

Anyway, this reminds me of a poem I read last semester (I should have been listening to a bunch of speeches being given by my fellow classmates but one can only listen to the definition of 'tone' so many times before one gets very bored indeed and actually starts reading the textbook!!!).

Shakespearean Sonnet by R.S. Gwynn

(With a first line taken from the TV listings)

A man is haunted by his father's ghost.
A boy and girl love while their families fight.
A Scottish king is murdered by his host.
Two couples get lost on a summer night.
A hunchback murders all who block his way.
A ruler's rivals plot against his life.
A fat man and a prince make rebels pay.
A noble Moor has doubts about his wife.
An English king decides to conquer France.
A duke learns that his best friend is a she.
A forest sets the scene for this romance.
An old man and his daughters disagree.
A Roman leader makes a big mistake.
A sexy queen is bitten by a snake.


Very droll. Most are obvious but a few gave me pause. However, I think I've got them all figured - anyone want to take a guess?

Book meme!

Aug. 1st, 2006 11:01 pm
bennet_7: (curiouser and curiouser)
[personal profile] koalathebear was doing the book meme, which is one of my faves. The rules:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people. Let's make it voluntary :)

My book is The Poetry of Robert Frost. I like to read a poem each night before bed, thus the closest.

The sun in the new-cut narrow gap
Was hot enough for the first of May,
And stifling hot with the odor of sap
From stumps still bleeding their life away.

Interestingly, Rememberance Of Things Past by Marcel Proust is second closest, then The Outsider by Albert Camus.

Followed by Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel ;-)

Music Meme

Jun. 25th, 2006 10:21 pm
bennet_7: (Mac + Cassidy (rock concert moment))
The 'Name the (x number) songs you're currently obsessed with' meme has been doing the rounds of my flist so I decided to join in the fun and actually uploaded the songs I'm really liking at the moment.

'Mr. Ambulance Driver' by The Flaming Lips

From their latest album, this is a very cool little track. I particularly like the line 'Mr. Ambulance Driver I'm not a real survivor'.

'Sex Changes' by The Dresden Dolls

Heh. Not one I'd play in front of my mother, but I love this song.

'Don't let me be misunderstood' by Santa Esmeralda

I have this from the Kill Bill V.1 soundtrack. Lots of fun.

'And Darling' by Tegan and Sara

From the album 'If it was you'. I think this was one of the songs they played when I went and saw them live - they were awesome.

'Who Sold Her Out' by Eskimo Joe

In preparation for their latest album's release, I listened to the first two Eskimo Joe albums a lot recently. I love this song but it really reminds me of the Duncan/Veronica relationship on Veronica Mars.

'If you see my girlfriend cry, just keep walking, pass her by, cos I'm not allowed to talk to her...'

([profile] miniorr this is a great angsty boy song with an awesome hook ;-))

'London Bombs' by Eskimo Joe 

From their latest album. Not the song you expect given the title but it's just beautiful. Their second album, 'A Song is a City', settled for me that Eskimo Joe is one of Australia's best bands and their new album has just reinforced that opinion.

'Madeline and Nine' by Mike Doughty

I prefer this to 'I Hear the Bells' honestly  (*ducks*) . Love it.

'Mother Greer' by Augie March

Another Aussie band here. Though the lyrics don't always make sense, this is a gorgeous song.


So there you go ;-)
bennet_7: (WTF (Cassidy))
I've never done a music meme before and this one seemed fun. So I switched my iPod to 'shuffle' and my mp3 player mocked me.

bennet_7: (curiouser and curiouser)
According to this test I nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] herowlness which tests your IQ )

Me=mad meme

Feb. 9th, 2006 07:57 pm
bennet_7: (colin)
You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

You take the title "mad scientist" to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab.
And you've invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician.
But while you're busy turning gold into cottage cheese, you need to watch out for poor little Beaker!
"Oh, that's very naughty, Beaker! Now you eat these paper clips this minute."


We mad scientists prefer the term 'misunderstood genius.'

Ugh! Boys!

Jan. 12th, 2006 10:17 pm
bennet_7: (dick)

So early last year I had this thing with this guy. We'll call him Base Player or BP for short. It was doomed from the start.

I'm deep. He's not.

But he still forwards me stuff via email and he just sent me this test over a Tickle Tests. The test is 'Who is your movie star double?'

I got Cate Blanchett, which is just awesome because I love her and she's even Australian which, you know, I am also.

BP got Chris Klein. Yeah. The guy from 'American Pie.'

I get 'Elizabeth' and he gets 'American Pie' dude.

Further proof that we are rubbish for each other, though his constant checking of his mobile was enough of a sign for me.

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