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14 January 2004 @ 08:57 pm
deborah's meme  
stolen from debela: List ten basic tenents or notions by which you feel you should live

1. Follow your heart. Be happy. Believe in yourself. I know that's three, but they all seem integral to each other to me, darn it.

2. Remember I am in fact the center of the universe.

3. Be nice to people.

4. Life's not fair. Calvin once wailed, "Yeah, but why isn't it ever not fair in my *favor*?!" Here's the thing: it is.

5. "It's not the dying that should scare you, girl. It's not living life to its fullest before your time: that should frighten you."--Wolverine

6. Toot your own horn. Nobody else is going to.

7. It's fun being a fanboy.

8. "Perspective: use it, or lose it."--Richard Bach, Illusions

9. If you think people will like you, they almost always will.

10. Jubilee, on teaching Professor X to rollerblade, in one of the various time periods where he had use of his legs: "Out here on the pavement, it's a lot simpler. You fall down? You get up and start over."

Why, yes, I do find gems of wisdom in the X-Men. See #7.
 
 
 
debela on January 15th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC)
Hee. I'm amused by the overlaps in spite of wildly different approaches.
kitmizkit on January 15th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
Yeah. I also had 'Trust everybody, but cut the cards' in there, but eventually it had to go to make room for other stuff. :)
Mary Annepers1stence on January 15th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't get around to mentioning this when you had your other meme....

A recommended book: Short read, VERY funny, send-up of SF/fantasy cons and writers and all:
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb....
debela on January 15th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC)
That's a *wonderful* book, written (rumour has it) because it was cheaper than therapy.
Mary Annepers1stence on January 15th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
I just re-read it yesterday, and discovered I'd forgotten how outrageously funny it is.....

Esp. the seen where Jay and Marion are attending the ST wedding and Jay whispers to Marion "Does that mean he's going where no man has gone before?" I about fell over on the train, trying not to laugh out loud...
kitmizkit on January 15th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
I love that book. :) Although Sharyn McCrumb says that the problem is that she has *become* Jay, the guy who wrote Bimbos of the Death Sun and can't shake it. :)
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kitmizkit on January 15th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
Am I supposed to figure out which is which? :)
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Mmimerki on January 15th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure that's helpful. I mean, does being a raving lunatic help or hurt one's ability to produce quality comics? ;-)
kitmizkit on January 15th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and Joss Whedon is responsible for the worst line in the original X-Men movie. What's your point? :)
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kitmizkit on January 16th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Halle Berry *did* say it badly, but it was a bad line, too. Joss's claim is it was supposed to be said flippantly, which suggests to me a shit-poor understanding of the character. Storm never says anything flippantly. :)
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kitmizkit on January 16th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
Gimme a few years. :)