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Well, it took a bit of effort but I finally finished my Annual Report without my brain deciding I needed to do something else urgently, right then. In the end I opted for bludgeoning it (my brain) into submission by spending all three nights of the weekend up reading when I should have been sleeping (except about three hours, to avoid insanity). I decided to re-read the sex-scenes in all the Anita Blake novels back-to-back. Not sure why, seemed like a good idea at the time. I'd lent the first one to someone but seemed to remember that there was no sex in that anyway, so no loss. Got through the first four on Friday night, Saturday morning, but after that most of the main characters are shagging somebody (Anita, usually) and the going got tougher. There ought to a word for that. Eroticisation? Porn creep? Ground to a halt early Sunday morning part way through Blue Moon (about werewolves) and Sunday night limped through its later chapters and then gave up. I couldn't face getting started on Narcissus in Chains which is pretty much just one long sex scene. But it worked! All monday my mind was shiny and manageable, and the report was finished in time, if not on time.

Don't drink and take online tests. When I took this test earlier I came out as thoroughly visual and almost frighteningly balanced. A few pints of beer and I'm over 2/3 right brain dominant and the auditory input is creeping up. Or maybe that's just Alex forcing me to talk about music in terms other than their video. Can you really trust something that calls itself a life enhancement network? At least they aren't shy about their their methods (click on "reveiew questions" at the end for more detail than you could ever need). But is it valid? Does anyone know? (Psychologists, I chose you!)

I took the test again because I was trying to buy tickets using Worldpay. The problems cleared up a treat when I switched to Mozilla :D e-commerce with blue lizards!

Ehhhh, bed-time.


( 7 worms — Feed the birds )
3rd Jun, 2003 13:50 (UTC)
A couple of observations
1) Neat icon there ... very Tezuka-styled face!

2) So, these Anita Blake books any good then? :-)

3rd Jun, 2003 16:25 (UTC)
Re: A couple of observations
1) Thankyous. I have no idea what you mean by tezuka-styled, but I'm going to assume that's good.

2) Errrrrr ... well, they're not good books, as such, but I find them perversely fascinating (especially the loving descriptions of really quite horrible clothes) -- if you drew one line from Black Lace (the publishing imprint), one from Buffy, and one from A.N. feisty female PI you might end up with Anita Blake, as long as you remembered to include the sadomasochistic werewolves. The author's name is Laurell K Hamilton.

3rd Jun, 2003 18:29 (UTC)
Re: A couple of observations
1) Tezuka ... like 'Astro Boy' or 'Metropolis' ... eeriely similar facial styles, especially since it is independent evolution. :-)

2) S&M Werewolves? Ooo...cool, if a bit hairy. ;-p

4th Jun, 2003 07:49 (UTC)
Re: A couple of observations
Yeh, that is a decidedly 'AstroBoy' face...
4th Jun, 2003 07:46 (UTC)

Never heard of Anita Blake, I googled, which led to a QUIZ, which I can seldom resist, even when I know nuffik about the topic...
Results Code:
  • My #1 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which 'Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter' Character Are You?, is Richard

  • cleanskies
    4th Jun, 2003 09:13 (UTC)
    well, that's a handsome alpha werewolf
    who's also a highschool teacher (biology, of course) into earth tones, norse terminology and trying to avoid eating people. And a bit of a hottie, if you were in any doubt about that.
    4th Jun, 2003 09:20 (UTC)
    I get to be Jean-Claude, a drop-dead gorgeous master vampire into interior decor, running clubs, and the sort of fashion choices that would look a little overwrought in an Aubrey Beardsley illustration. And we both get to sleep with Anita, as if you were in any doubt about that.

    Stil, it could have been worse, I could have been Nathaniel (a submissive wereleopard with hair longer than he is) or Sigmund (Anita's stuffed penguin).
    ( 7 worms — Feed the birds )