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2011-02-19 05:32 pm
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Writer's Block: The more you know

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This isn't the easiest question to answer, as it really depends on the circumstances. If any of the leaked documents really have placed people's lives in danger, as some people have accused WikiLeaks of having done, then no, the website should not be protected. And as a general rule, confidentiality exists for a reason. I mean, if there was a website that was publishing people's heath records where anyone could go and read them, that website would be doing something wrong. If it was ordinary citizens' financial records that were posted on the internet that would be a bad thing.

However, on the other side of the equation, when it comes to corporations and governments, there is such a thing as accountability. Some of the things that may be revealed could ultimately lead to something being changed for the better. To look at the corporation example, on a smaller scale, that is whistleblowers are doing. They find out that a corporation is doing something illegal, and they tell the authorities. Things like that should be revealed, but maybe not necessarily on a website.

I think what I'm trying to say here is that I don't think there is really one right answer to this question. I do think WikiLeaks is in the wrong to have published the things they did, but at the same time, I can't find a definite example as to why.
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2011-02-17 07:38 am
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Writer's Block: If I could find my way

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I'd go back about sixteen years and sixteen or seventeen days (not quite sure how days count.) Back to February 1, 1995, and I would make a different choice than the one I made that day. And then, if I had the option of reliving my life from that point forward, I would make sure I enjoyed that rest of that school year, and the one after, so that I would have as many good memories as possible before entering the worst two years of my life. (Although, if I changed what I did, maybe some of what followed wouldn't be so bad.)
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2010-06-14 07:28 pm
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Writer's Block: The final frontier

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Well, it would be a difficult choice between Fanfiction.net and TV Tropes. However, if I could still visit LiveJournal, and therefore be able to read fanfiction that had been posted in journals, I would have to choose TV Tropes. There is enough stuff on that site to keep me entertained for days at a time.
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2010-06-08 07:17 pm

Writer's Block: QotD

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My dream job would be to be an actual librarian, which I am not qualified for. I still need to get a Library Science degree. In the mean time, I am more concerned with keeping the job I have, which is at leat in the same field as my dream job. I just wish the budget situation wasn't so bad.
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2010-06-07 09:39 am
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Writer's Block: A rose by any other name

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I like my name now, but when I was younger, I used to change my name all the time. I think one year, I went through about four different names . . . half of them from fantasy books. If I could pick a new name . . . I'm really not sure anymore. At this point, I would settle for just having an actually nickname, like my online nickname, Emma.
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2010-03-03 10:38 am
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Writer's Block: High notes

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That would be a really hard choice to make, because I use music to inspire my story ideas, and there are a lot of different genres that I have found useful. However, as surprised as I am that I am choosing this particular answer, I would have to say rock, because that seems to be the best mood music for my stories. (The funny thing is that is it far from being my favorite genre.)

If it was making the choice without taking the need for story inspiration into account, I would choose country, which is actually my favorite music genre.
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2009-09-26 08:41 am

Writer's Block: Do you check your stars?

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I'm not sure whether I really believe in it or not, but I did used to check my horoscope somewhat regularly. And, one time, I was convinced that I was going to have a fight with a friend because my horoscope said so. Well, that didn't happen, as far as I can remember, and I still have pretty much the same friends I had that month.
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2009-06-21 07:23 am
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Writer's Block: Week in Review

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The person I have a crush on kissed my hand yesterday. And I know it doesn't mean anything, but at the same time, it's a memory that I will treasure forever. Especially, knowing that those few moments yesterday were goodbye, even if we didn't say it.
Oh, and I got into a new fandom.
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2009-06-11 07:06 am

Writer's Block: Raving about Rants

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I don't know if I have a favorite single rant, but I often enjoy reading [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants. At least, when I know the fandom the poster is ranting about. Although, there have been times I discovered fandoms because they showed up on [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants.
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2009-06-10 08:56 am
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Writer's Block: Last Meal

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A bacon cheeseburger. Okay, seriously, I have no idea what I would want my last meal to be. And technically, I might not know if a certain meal was going to be my last. So, my first instinct was just to go with the thing I'm most likely to order in a restaurant. I can think of a few things that I would not like in my last meal, one of which is among the strangest foods I have eaten.
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2009-06-02 10:17 am
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Writer's Block: Call Me

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I only use my cell phone, since I moved into my apartment. It cuts down on the number of bills I have to pay.
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2009-06-01 11:50 am
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Writer's Block: Rabbit Rabbit!

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The thing I would wish for the most is something that I won't know about until the end of July or later, and that is that no one at either of the libraries I work at loses their job. Since I'm not sure that counts as something I would wish for this month, and I had to chose something else, I would wish to actually see my friends more than once or twice this month.
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2009-05-26 05:54 am
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Writer's Block: Places to Lay Your Head

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If I counted right, I've lived in ten different places, although some of them were really close to each other. Like, I lived on the St. Leo campus for two years, but I was in a different dorm each year. Then, for a year before, and a couple of years later I lived with my parents in Dade City, then got an apartmemt in Zephyrhills. All of those places are in the same county. I've also lived in four different town in Michigan: Clare, Mt. Pleasant, Lansing, and East Lansing. One other town in Florida: Mt Dora. And I also lived in Montgomery, Alabama for a year. I'm not really sure what I would consider my favorite, because every place I've lived had thing I liked about it, and thing I didn't like. In some ways, Montgomery was probably my least favorite, but there were things I liked about it.
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2009-05-19 09:24 am
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Writer's Block: Space Wars

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I like a lot of the shows on that list, but I would have to say that Star Wars is my favorite, because it was the first one that I got into. Star Trek would probably be my second favorite (specially DS9). After that I'm not sure. I liked all of the Star Trek shows, but I also liked the updated Battlestar Galactica, although that had more to do with an actor that was in it than anything else. So, I would have to say that Star Wars is my favorite, and I am actually working on collecting all the Expanded Universe books.
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2009-05-18 09:22 am
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Writer's Block: Same Name

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I haven't ever known anyone with the same name as me, but I know there are people out there with it, because there are people searching for name on the site that used to be Reunion.com that can't possibly be people I know.
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2009-05-17 06:24 am
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Writer's Block: Look at Me/Don't Look at Me

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That really depends on the situation, or maybe on the kind of attention. As a general rule, I don't like to be noticed. That might be a result of the fact that when I was in high school, I was the person the lowest of the low picked on. On the other hand, though, I used to enjoy doing community theater, and I often read the lessons in church. And lately, I feel like I'm invisible all the time, and I hate that. But that has more to do with the fact that life has been falling apart lately then it does with the whole attention thing. I think the conclusion I would draw is that I seek attention when I am sure it will be positive attention. Otherwise, I don't seek it, but sometimes end up getting it anyway.
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2009-05-16 10:12 am
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Writer's Block: You Ate What?

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About a year and a half-ago, the New River Library had a program about Japan, and the program involved tasting Japanese food. I can't even remember most of what I ate, but that's probably what makes it so weird. The fact that I technically didn't even know what it was. As for whether I would eat it again, while they're having the samme program the first Thursday in June, and I'm planning to go to it, so I guess I'll be eating some of the same things again. Maybe this time I'll actually remember what they were.
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2009-05-15 09:52 am

Writer's Block: BFF

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My first friend on LiveJournal was Michelle, who was the person who gave me my account, back when you needed a code to get a free account. She has since left LiveJournal, and I'm not sure she's really my friend at all anymore. I still talk to her sometimes, but we don't have much that really connects us anymore . . . beyond the fact that she owes me about $3000.

I have other friends now, at least I think I do. I'm back in the mood of being unsure about one of them, but that's a really complicated situation that I don't feel like getting into.
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2009-05-14 06:11 am
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Writer's Block: Word for Word

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I'm not actually sure if there are any songs that I currently know all the words to, but when I was in high school I had the entire libretto to Les Miserables memorized. I think that was about forty-five songs. People used to take the copy of the libretto that I carried around with me, and read a random line and see if I could tell them the next line. Sometimes they would also take my books, and not give them back unless I got a line right.

I also have a lot of children's songs, and some hymns, and Sunday schools memorized, but I don't know how many. There are probably some other songs on my i-tunes that I also know by heart, but I'm not really sure what they are.
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2009-05-13 06:14 am

Writer's Block: Dream On

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I don't know if they would really count as recurring dreams or not. I tend to have a couple of dreams a month about a certain person, but the dreams themselves are always different. As for whether they're good dreams or nightmares, well that depends on my current feelings for that person, I guess.

The first dream I had about this person was a year and about four months ago. That dream was how I figured out that I liked this person. Of course it took me several months to accept the dream, so I always referred to it as a nightmare. Of course, considering how freaked out I was even in the dream, I guess it can count as a nightmare. I took me until the night of the lock-in, last August, to finally come to terms with what that dream had been telling me. The funny thing is how some things that happened in August kind of matched what happened in the dream after the part that freaked me out so bad.

Then, in later in August, after I'd talked to the person I like, I started dreaming about them with some slight frequency. In September, after this person said something that hurt my feelings, and then I didn't see them for the next five weeks, the dreams got very frequent for that five week period. I think I dreamed about the person at least once a week. After I saw them again, and was no longer upset about what they had said, the dreams started occuring once or twice a month, which was actually a nice change from a least one a week.