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Amanda's Rant Box

Say it with a smile, boy

2 August 1988
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"Sanity"? What is this sanity you speak of? Is it edible?


Last Updated 1-16-08

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Yes, I'm not afraid to post my image online. Try not to faint. Stalk me and I will sic my large German Shepherd on your weedy little butt.

Bigger on the inside than the outside...

Hello. My name is Amanda. You can also call me Kuri or Aray if you'd like. I'm 19 years old, live in Knoxville, Tennesse, and like to complain I don't get out enough. I live with a couple of cats, a large German Shepherd, and two people who insist they share DNA with me. I have no idea what they're talking about, since I am clearly made up entirely of Awesome.

I'm a writer, a geek, an LOLcat enthusiast, a Whovian, an atheist, a cat owner, a reader, a cook, an RPGer, and a gamer, just to name a few. I have weird and eclectic tastes in absolutely EVERYTHING, and I like it that way. I have an opinion on just about everything, too. I also have the unfortunate habit of using way too many emoticons and repeating movie and television quotes at the most inopportune times. (Doesn't matter much though, since nobody ever gets my references anyway)

I'm permanently obsessed with Doctor Who, (both new and old, and this includes the Big Finish audio plays, books, etc.) so if you plan on spending any time here, please brace yourself for fangirlish rants and blatherings of great intensity. ^_^() Heehee. I'm sorry, I can't help it when I get excited. (Yeah. I get excited a LOT.)

I value honesty, so I almost never friends-lock my LJ. I used to, but then I realized that intelligent people with strong opinions shouldn't hide in the dark just because they might get into e-fights. Feel free to comment on any of my entries, or to friend/unfriend me at the drop of a hat. You don't even have to notify me. Just keep in mind that I'm extremely nosy, so if I see your username on my friends list I'll probably go have a poke 'round. ^_~

I like meeting new people, so feel free to comment on any of my entries. I don't mind, and you can even post anonymously if you like. :)Don't worry, I only bite if provoked, or if you are delicious and salty! =D Enjoy your stay!

My Good Eats geek code:
GE+++ AB+++ W+ MB PM++ SC+++ MFC+ DD++ CR CH+++ e++ sc+++ pt++ rec>++ tg+++ tf++>+ FP++ FTV- YC? YG+

Just the facts, ma'am...

Website: www.amandacales.com
Current Addiciton(s): LiveJournal icons. (Note: I have recently developed the habit of going through random people's userinfos and taking their icons. I always credit. Sometimes I may credit the wrong person by mistake, (and by this I mean I credit the journal I took it from and not the person who actually made it because I was in a hurry or got confused) but I ALWAYS credit. If you see me using an icon that you made and you want me to stop using it, please let me know, I will remove it immediately and mark it to never be used again if you so desire. Thank you!)
Favorite Person: It was a close call between him and Mr. Tennant, but Alton Brown still reigns supreme.
Favorite Podcast: Children of the Gods
Hobby: Cooking.
Presently Reading: "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson
Favorite Quotes:
* "I cannot agree with those who rank modesty amongst the virtues. To the logician, everything must be exactly as it is. To underestimate one's abilities is just as much a departure from the truth as it is to overstate them." - Sherlock Holmes
* "There are worlds out there where the sky's burning, where the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger. Somewhere there's injustice. And somewere else the tea is getting cold. C'mon, Ace. We've got work to do." - The Doctor
* "My heresies appall you, my theories outrage you, I never answer letters, and you don't like my tie." - The Doctor
* "When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend." — Terry Pratchett
* "It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes." - Douglas Adams
* "In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards." — Mark Twain
* "I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t." — Mark Twain
* "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." — Mark Twain
* "Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." — Mark Twain
* "The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair." — Douglas Adams
* "There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world BELONGS, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What’s up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse ME? This is my glass? I don’t THINK so. My glass was full! AND it was a bigger glass!" — Terry Pratchett
* "Time travel's like visiting Paris. You can't just read the guidebook, you've got to throw yourself in. Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, get charged double, and end up kissing complete strangers. Or is that just me?" - The Doctor
* "Courage isn't a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway." - The Doctor
* "Our lives are different to anybody else's. That's the exciting thing. Nobody in the universe can do what we're doing." - The Doctor
* "Just because you have an accent or different skin tone doesn't eliminate your ability to be a moronic asshole." - Yours, truly
*First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thou foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.


What it's Like to Talk with a Pookerdoos (and a Helzebel)...

Hel [CAMBRIDGE INTERVIEW!] - We're kings among runaways... says:
LOL, my life has also been eaten. By homework, actual work, volunteer work, and interview preparation.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
Congratulations again on that interview, btw. I'm so proud.

Hel [CAMBRIDGE INTERVIEW!] - We're kings among runaways... says:
Thanks I'm really pleased too - I was the first applicant for English at Oxbridge from my school who got an offer, and it was before they'd even seen my supplement form or sample essays!

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
You'll be one of those super sexy Ivy League uber-geniuses yet. XD Mwahahaha.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
Then you can appear in Bond movies and wear glasses and be an expert on things that explode.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
(If Denise Richards can do it, then so can you!)

Hel [CAMBRIDGE INTERVIEW!] - We're kings among runaways... says:
LOL, I'd be more likely to be the sexy librarian who knows loads about this ancient text which has a prophecy about something demonic that's gonna explode.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
OOH good one, I hadn't thought of that.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
You should totally do that and get captured by Satan as his unholy consort!

Hel [CAMBRIDGE INTERVIEW!] - We're kings among runaways... says:
And then make him my bitch and take over the system.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
LMAO. YES. When you do that, btw, make them stop using that stupid "k" at the end of "magic". It irritates me.

Hel [CAMBRIDGE INTERVIEW!] - We're kings among runaways... says:
Yeah, faux-antique spelling is annoying as hell.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
Especially when they use it in the word "magickal". *shudders* It makes my inner grammarian (who has now fused with my inner Colin Baker!) go into convulsions.

Amanda > "You velveteen fop, you're afraid of the bats aren't you?!" says:
Y'know, I've got a lot of people in my head.

Hel [CAMBRIDGE INTERVIEW!] - We're kings among runaways... says:
"Ye Olde Thinge Thatte Wee Thincke Is So Coole, Lole".


Suggested Websites:

Seventh Sanctum - The whole infinite monkeys and typewriter thing without the smell
Alton Brown
The Kissy Bits Podcast
I Should Be Writing


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Sherlock Holmes is love.
(Also, I don't care how many centuries Sherlock Holmes remains a popular character, no one will ever portray him as sublimely as Jeremy Brett has. Ever. <3)

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The Doctor is love.

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Which Doctor Who are you?

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how jedi are you?
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You are Milk Chocolate

A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.

You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.

Also nostalgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.

You Are a Rose

You are a total alpha female who tends to be a leader.
Your friends depend on you to hold things together and make decisions.
Men are drawn to your feminine powers and strength.
While you are the center of attention, you are secretly introverted and a bit shy.

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