e_juliana: (je suis une rock star)
Thing is, I don't learn from lecture. I learn from songs, from reading, and from doing, but not from someone droning words at me. I've fallen asleep at comedy shows (I fell asleep at George Carlin once. Not good). I even fall asleep in plays if they're too static. I need something more than someone speaking, be it visual or musical.


Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...

Musical

31% Logical, 22% Spatial, 35% Linguistic, 29% Intrapersonal, 39% Interpersonal, 51% Musical, 8% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 31% Naturalistic!

"This area has to do with rhythm, music, and hearing. Those who have a high level of musical-rhythmic intelligence display greater sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones and music. They normally have good pitch and may even have absolute pitch, and are able to sing, play musical instruments, and compose music. Since there is a strong auditory component to this intelligence, those who are strongest in it may learn best via lecture. In addition, they will often use songs or rhythms to learn and memorize information, and may work best with music playing in the background.


Careers which suit those with this intelligence include instrumentalists, singers, conductors, disc-jockeys, and composers." (Wikipedia)


Take Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test
at HelloQuizzy

e_juliana: (black cat)
As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun. (If you wish, of course.)

Go forth, and edumacate!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Just one? Okay, let's try Marbury vs. Madison.

(from Wikipedia) Marbury vs. Madison resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed as Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia by President John Adams shortly before leaving office, but whose commission was not delivered as required by John Marshall, Adams' Secretary of State. When Thomas Jefferson assumed office, he ordered the new Secretary of State, James Madison, to withhold Marbury's and several other men's commissions. Being unable to assume the appointed offices without the commission documents, Marbury and three others petitioned the Court to force Madison to deliver the commission to Marbury. The Supreme Court denied Marbury's petition, holding that the statute upon which he based his claim was unconstitutional.

M vs. M is generally thought to be the foundation of the modern interpretation of judicial review. The decision is below:

It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department [the judicial branch] to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases, must of necessity expound and interpret that rule. If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each. So if a law [e.g., a statute or treaty] be in opposition to the constitution: if both the law and the constitution apply to a particular case, so that the court must either decide that case conformably to the law, disregarding the constitution; or conformably to the constitution, disregarding the law: the court must determine which of these conflicting rules governs the case. This is of the very essence of judicial duty.

If then the courts are to regard the constitution; and the constitution is superior to any ordinary act of the legislature; the constitution, and not such ordinary act, must govern the case to which they both apply.

Those then who controvert the principle that the constitution is to be considered, in court, as a paramount law, are reduced to the necessity of maintaining that courts must close their eyes on the constitution, and see only the law [e.g., the statute or treaty].

This doctrine would subvert the very foundation of all written constitutions.



(EDIT: Palin is unable to name any SCOTUS decision she disagrees with. Okay, that still leaves a lot of cases, most notably the Exxon Valdez case that was decided this past year. Hell, she might still disagree with M v. M. I know a few libertarians who do.)
e_juliana: (method to madness)
[livejournal.com profile] hecubot asked: Please to blog about Shakespeare. A favorite production you worked on as either actor or director.

To be honest, I've only ever acted in one Shakespeare, Measure for Measure and assistant-directed one Shakespeare, Richard III. Both my high school and my college did no Shakespeare (ridiculous!), and the gestalt in my MSP group was mostly toward modern dramas.

So! I will instead blog about Shakespeare and text and my favorites.

I took as many Shakespeare courses as I could in college (enough to get a double minor in English and history). I have read every single Shakespeare play and sonnet. (I can't seem to get through Venus and Adonis or The Rape Of Lucrece to save my life.) I've seen most of the plays performed, either live or via the BBC productions. Of course, I have my favorites, the ones that stick in my memory, the ones that shaped my worldview.

Richard III. The play can definitely be classed as libel, and yet Richard is one of the most powerful characters ever. He is an arrant sociopath (much like Iago), and is yet so bloody charming that the audience can't help but to fall in love with him a little bit. "Was ever woman in this humour wooed? Was ever woman in this humour won?"

Queen Margaret (Mad Margaret) makes her most powerful appearance in this play, as well:

Thus hath the course of justice wheel'd about
And left thee but a very prey to time,
Having no more, but thought of what thou wert
To torture thee the more, being what thou art.
Thou didst usurp my place, and doest thou not
Usurp the just proportion of my sorrow?
Now thy proud neck bears half my burthened yoke,
From which, even here, I slip my weary neck,
And leave the burthen of it all on thee.


Shakespeare is also showing off his mad skillz with language and its tricks - anaphora, hendyadis (which is most used in Hamlet), stichomythia, etc. It's a pleasure to read, and an absolute pleasure to seen done well (or to do well).

Love's Labour's Lost. It's a problematic play, in that it's heavy on the meta and the in-jokes and is therefore difficult to perform now. I still enjoy it, because it's just... fun. (It's more fun when you're reading the Arden edition and have the in-jokes laid out for you.)

Much Ado About Nothing. I prefer this version of the star cross'd lovers trope (as opposed to Romeo and Juliet), because Claudio does exhibit youthful stupidity (and frankly, Hero should kick him to the curb), but he isn't acting in solitude - he listens to his trusted friend and sets a course of action that the Duke must approve of (for which I frown at you, Don Pedro. You should have better manners). Plus, Beatrice and Benedick! A woman not settling, but having a clear idea what she wants out of a relationship and demanding to be treated as an equal.

Romeo & Juliet does have a few saving graces, primarily Mercutio. Shakespeare famously said that he had to kill off Mercutio before Mercutio killed him.

Macbeth, I go back and forth on. It's fascinating (and so gawthik!), but it's also a little hard for me to take. It's bloody as fuck, with no real line of redemption. (I do not consider Malcolm or Donalbain to be sympathetic, and I have a problem with the blatant "James! Hurrah!" meta-text.)

Henry V. Despite the nationalistic overtones, I quite like this play. "For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." One of the best parts of the play, for me, is the culmination of the journey we saw Prince Hal undertake in Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2. Hal, though he professes to be a simple man when he is courting Katherine, is actually a quite complex character who cares deeply for the state and his people.

Hamlet. Ah, Hamlet. I don't know that any other play has been written about as much as Hamlet. So much prose has been spilled in analyzing the melancholy prince, and people are forever finding new ways to attack the text.

I love Hamlet because how I relate to the play has changed every time in a reflection of my own personal journey. I love Hamlet because you can make an entirely new play every time, thanks to the length of the play and the existence of multiple versions. (The most common are First Quarto, Second Quarto, and First Folio. There are also Folios 2-6, generally understood to be performance notations.) I love Hamlet because it is one of the most challenging roles an actor can hope to undertake in her or his lifetime.

Hamlet-the-character, however, I have less patience with. At least, currently. I have a directorial précis that outlines How I Feel about the character, and I frankly don't have much patience for him at this point. (I'll write up the précis later.)


Shakespeare himself, I don't have much of an opinion on. I refuse to enter in to the Great Authorial Debate - my personal theory is that he wrote the plays himself, some with massive collaboration, some mostly by himself. I think it's clear that he was a complex and canny man, as well as a veritable sponge of mass culture. He certainly understood how to appeal to the widest market, from low comedy for the groundlings to complex moral debate for the gallery. He also knew how to stay alive and afloat in a rather drama-hostile environment.


I could seriously expound for days, and one of my very favorite games is casting various Shakes plays with... whomever. Simpsons characters. Bandom. The Founding Fathers. Whatever. But Shakespeare, like any theater, is best expounded upon in person, with a drink in hand. So, next time you see me at the bar, ask me about Shakespeare. I promise you'll be entertained.
e_juliana: (let's get wasted)


(Okay, that's a pretty good description of my type.)

(Oh, and apparently, I'm Spike.



I feel the need for a Spike/Dean crossover...)
e_juliana: (comedy sheep!)
Seen all around my flist.

(Obligatory rules)
1. Open your music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc.).
2. Put it on shuffle and press play.
3. For every question, type the song that's playing. When you go to a new question, go to the next song.
4. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.
Silliness below. )

Dude. I have over 5000 songs in my iTunes, and iTunes repeats artists three times??
e_juliana: (also cute & fluffy)
[livejournal.com profile] makaidiver contributed to this Friday Five! Sweet!

1. Did you write a list to Santa when you were little? Do you write a Christmas present wish list now?

I vaguely remember doing so. I remember someone coming in dressed as Santa one year, too. I think I found out the lie pretty quickly, though.

I don't - I have a wish list on Amazon, though. Well, I lie. I write lists of things I'd like to achieve/aquire, but it's not handed out to people.

2. What are the top 10 things on your list this year?

Um. A continuation of the happiness and love that I've achieved and received this year. That's really all I can ask for.

(I mean, if someone wants to give me Photoshop or new running shoes or Sims 2, I'm sure as hell not going to stop them, but those are things I'm planning to buy for myself.)

3. What are the three (or 1, 2, 4, 5) best presents you ever received as a child and why?

I think the best present I got was the dollhouse my dad made for me, inhabited by the people my grandpa carved for me. None of it was very fancy (like the store-bought ones), but damn if I didn't have a ball with it. Also, I remember Grandpa being very proud of the dolls, and that makes me happy.

4. What are the top 5 movies you think everyone should see and why?

Hell. Assuming a U.S.-centric viewpoint:

The Godfather - it is one of the most influential movies ever, especially in the current zeitgeist.
Lilo & Stitch - there are many reasons why. Just watch the damn film.
Any of the Buster Keaton films - he's a brilliant physical actor.
Malcom X - an excellent example of the biopic genre, as well as showcasing a lot of talent (except Spike Lee's acting - I rarely like it when directors act in their own films, and Spike hasn't made me change my mind).
Fried Green Tomatoes - incredibly well-acted, -directed, and shot, with the bonus of being a story about the lifelong friendship between two strong and awesome women.

5. Which comes first, success or happiness? Or, to think of it a different way, does happiness follow success or are you only successful when you achieve happiness? Are they even necessarily related?

For me, they're related, because I think happiness is a necessary component of a successful life. Then again, I'm not driven to Make Something of myself, to be the Best at anything. Family, friends, and the love contained in those relationships are my priorities, and so I count happiness as a necessity.
e_juliana: (sheep)
Look at your LJ userpics list. If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List them onyour LJ, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance does it have.


time to switch bottle time to switch bottle
music - from a Corb Lund lyric - I originally made it for smonsterbite, but she kindly shared it. I like whiskey, I often think it's time to have some.
pwned! pwned!
This are Z's cats - Hank & Daisy. I don't use this much any more.
Sudeikin Bat Theatre icon Sudeikin Bat Theatre icon
theatre - This is a poster that George Sudeikin did in 1922 for the Bat Theatre in Paris. It's got two of my favorite things in it, even though I don't use it much. If I ever do get back into it, I'll use it.
jdm beam jdm beam
fannish - JDM. Beaming. How can you argue with the beam? (by tinamishi)
jared jensen eh jared jensen eh
fannish - Jared & Jensen in the middle of shooting "Supernatural". I like the Canadian aspect, especially since I'm dating a Canadian. Plus, the boys look oh so very thrilled. (by lady_octavia)
Tlingit raven Tlingit raven
Another permutation of Raven Stealing The Sun. I'll use this one when talking about myths or the tattoo on my back.
dean faith sam choices dean faith sam choices
fannish - Faith, Dean, and Sam, ganked when pandarus was doing her most excellent crossover. Used more when I was making romantic choices. I could use it for other choices, but the romantic element is a little strong. (by ellenemi)
sf rising sf rising
city - The logo that SF used during the 100 year anniversary of 1906 earthquake and fire. I heavily identified with the phoenix last year, and this seemed appropriate.
deadly woobie deadly woobie
fannish - Wolverine, being the deadliest of the woobies. I don't woobify much, otherwise I'd probably use this more.
calico jack calico jack
Arrrrr. I really only use this once a year, on Talk Like A Pirate Day. But pirates are always fun.
alaskan poppies alaskan poppies
alaska - Poppies in a field in Denali National Park. This is a happy/peaceful/content icon for me, as opposed to the searching for peace icons that I have.

e_juliana: (rock star)
('cause I'm waiting for SPN to become available....)

1. If you were a nocturnal animal, what nocturnal animal would you be?

Like, a rock star, duh. Or maybe my cat.

2. Which is better: to obey the law to avoid punishment, to obey the law because the law makes sense, or to obey the law because everyone should?

d) To obey the law because that law does not harm the populace.

3. Who is your favorite all time movie villian?

Iago. (They've filmed Othello a million times, it counts.)

4. Are any kind of ethics involved in wearing a hat?

Hell the fuck yes. Take. It. Off. In. The. Theater. Red Hats, I'm looking at you.

5. When is the best time for you to take a 20 minute nap? Why?

In a perfect world, any time I'm tired.
e_juliana: (sheep)
Visual DNA thingy )

Update later.
e_juliana: (cheshire)
Most important: I neglected to acknowledge the free tree! Thank you, anonymous tree-giver! I hug my tree.

Secondly, I'm working on another real update, but I've been busy with work stuff and with jobhunt stuff, so it's waiting.

And now the memes!

We all have things about our friends that make us slightly envious.

Not in a bad way, but in a 'Wow! I wish I had that person's hair/eyes/money/relationship/toenails/whatever.'

So tell me what about me makes you envy me. . . then if you feel like it, post this in your LJ and see what makes me envious of you.


Shall I compare thee to a brief sonnet? (aka what poetry form the quiz says I am) )

10 things

Mar. 7th, 2007 03:49 pm
e_juliana: (deadly woobie)
Still sick and hella busy, so ganking this meme from [livejournal.com profile] dmaleus:

Ten things about an actor you might not know:

1. A major reason why I was in theater is that I felt the same need for approval most/all actors do.

2. I think one of the healthiest things I've done is step away from theater. I'm still high-drama, to be sure, but at least I'm not surrounded by people who feed it and feed on it.

3. I think I'd like to go back, but I don't think I'm ready.

4. First celebrity crush? Don't remember - probably David Bowie as Jareth. No, wait. Brain Boitano. I remember now.

5. Despite Shakespeare being my focus of study in college, I didn't get to participate in any Shakespeare productions until 2005. Ridic.

6. First concert: Rock concert? hangs head in shame Warrant, the "DirtyRottenFilthyStinkin'Rich" tour.

7. Who opened? Nada. This is small-town Alaska here, people.

8. If you have never heard the story of my mother accidentally whacking a moose on the rump with our front door, I will happily tell you.

9. I lurve my iPod. I live by it.

10. I always experience stage fright. It normally takes the form of EXTREME! SELF! CONSCIOUSNESS! (Which is what it sounds like in my brane.)

Who's next? You are, if you're reading this.
e_juliana: (idiot)
'Cuz I didn't get much sleep last night. There was flailing to be done! And fic to be tweaking!

1. Would you rather have a fun job that doesn't pay well or a boring job that does?
Oy. Considering my current situation, I'll take the boring one that does. If I didn't have to worry about (HUGE) bills, I'd take the fun one.

2. Would you sacrifice your morals for a job?
No.

3. Would you ever take a job that requires you to be in costume?
Um, have you looked at my history? I have been in costume many times.

4. What is your fantasy job?
One that pays me a lot of money to sleep. Mmmmm, sleep.

5. Would you like fries with that?
Mmmm, fries.


Cool
1. How did you feel yesterday?

Meh. Better than I do today, though. Nothing like realizing your boss thinks you're incompetent before 8:30. Whoo.

2. What kind of obstacles do you face?
My own damn self. Lack of money.

3. Who is a good friend?
Many people.

4. What is your fondest memory?
Can't quantify, but I can pick a good memory. Me & [livejournal.com profile] redwright & [livejournal.com profile] fijigirl having cocktails at Ike's and going shopping. That's a good one.

5. Does time always kill pain?
Nope. Sometimes it just lets it fester.
e_juliana: (hellbent)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] cindywrites, [livejournal.com profile] jenlp, [livejournal.com profile] chicating, [livejournal.com profile] brendalu, [livejournal.com profile] vwbug, etc., etc., etc...


LJ Icon Meme

Reply to this post, and I will tell you my favorite icon of yours. Then post this to your own journal using your own favorite icon. (Re-post it if you want, if not just let me have fun looking through your icons to tell you my favorite(s)!)


And a Friday Five....

The moment I let go of it

1. What did you eat yesterday?

Um. I worked at Sodini's, so a lot of salad fixin's. Also, leftover fried rice (yum), and a bunch of fruit. And coffee.

2. Are you more likely to yell or give the silent treatment?

Yell. I can't do silent treatment - I've got too much going on inside for that. Which sometimes comes back and bites me on the ass, but there you go.

3. Who did you last grieve?

Sigh. Martin, I guess. It's such a complicated, fucked-up situation.

4. What feels good today?

I'm taking care of things. That feels good. The hangover does not, but at least I got to talk to Martin for a long time last night.

5. Friday fill in: Thank you ___ for ___.

Thank you, my friends, for listening and loving me.
e_juliana: (protectors)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] stone_princess

Haiku2 for e_juliana
this year i now have
that life and it's new so
i have to go back
@
Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for e_juliana
got some serious
ghosts chasing after me one
big ass demon too
@
Created by Grahame
e_juliana: (phoenix rising)
I'll play.

my xmas stocking )
e_juliana: (blonde)
1. If you could, would you be a movie star or a rock star? Which one, and why?

Rock star. It's still live performance, which is what I love so very much.

2. Have you ever been in the media (TV, radio, papers)?

Papers.

3. Do you know anyone who's been on a reality TV show?

A few, actually. Most of them don't take any great talent to be on.

4. Have you ever met anyone famous?

I've met many famous people. The only one that got me tongue-tied/starstruck was Angela Bassett, because she is unearthly in her beauty.

5. Who would play you in a movie?

Kate Winslet or Cate Blanchett. Right age, vaguely similar looks, right strength. (I flatter myself this is so, at least.)
e_juliana: (je suis une rock star)
Go to http://www.popCulturemadness.com and select the year you became 18. Paste the list of the top 75 songs. Bold the ones you liked; strike the ones you disliked; and italicize the ones you know but don't exactly like nor dislike. The ones you don't know will stay common text.

~~~~~~~

What's interesting about this meme for me is that as I've been burning all of my CD collection to my new shiny hard drive, I've run into a bunch of music from this era. I can't believe how much I used to spend on so-so music - that's something iTunes has really improved for me. I can go in and get the songs I want and not have to pay for the entire freakin' album.

This is a very poptastic list. Pearl Jam and Nirvana don't show up until 1994, but those bands (and The Pixies, Violent Femmes, Depeche Mode, Counting Crows....) were what I was listening to when I was 18 - though I will always cop to a weakness for well-produced, danceable pop. I would love to hear people's opinions on the swing to uber-poppiness and then to gangster rap & grunge.

Does Bowling For Soup have a song about 1993? )
e_juliana: (e_juliana fractal)
But I remember everything else....

You paid attention during 97% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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Right.

Oct. 18th, 2006 04:28 pm
e_juliana: (heroine addict)
Hee!

I'm Snuffleupagus! )


Also, am woefully behind in updating. Need to report on Nashville, Folsom Street Fair, and Lucero. Not to mention The State Of The Juliana, which is mostly diet and workout musings, but Very Important naetheless. I've got one on the nature of geekishness as seen through the prism of the Discworld, specifically the wizard/witch split, but I think I need some serious sitting in front of the computer and drinking time prior to writing that one, and work seems to frown on the whole drinking aspect.

I really, really, REALLY hope I have a working computer by the weekend. I don't have to have all of my files back (and I'm mentally wincing at the idea of the techs seeing some of those files *ahempicturesahem*, but that embarrassment will be a damn sight better than never getting anything back), I just need 'Net access. It is my main social outlet, even as I live in the middle of North Beach. I think that shows how deeply geeky I am, which surprises a lot of people in my neighborhood.

Anyhoo. Back to that whole "work" thing.

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