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Words x 5 Meme

Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you. These are the words given to me by redbrunja:

Saiyuki

Probably my favorite fictional thing in the world at the moment, this manga is a twisted take on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. I think that the family-by-choice aspect of it (nakama) is probably the single most important aspect of it to me, followed by the way that humor manages to trump even the most awful experiences. All the Saiyuki boys are broken to some degree, and yet they still keep trying. I can identify with all four of the leads at various times - Gojyo and Hakkai most, but Sanzo also, and sometimes even Goku. He's the toughest for me because he's so young, and hs amnesia about his early days makes him seem even younger. But he's growing up - and that's another important part of the appeal of the series. The characters develop over the course of the story.

Underwear Meta

Well, I was going to say that this only goes with Saiyuki, but actually, I think we've done it with Black Lagoon recently as well! At some point, smillaraaq and I and a few others were trying to figure out which types of underwear were worn (ummm ... or not) by the four Saiyuki leads. The discussion ran for several hundred comments, in the end. And then, to our delight, it turned out that Minekura-sensei herself had addressed this in a magazine column at some point. (Sanzo goes commando! In blue jeans! No wonder he's always so cranky!) We've also discussed the foundation garments of the Kougaiji-tachi in Saiyuki - for example, Dokugakuji wears tighty-whities and manages to make 'em look good. It goes with that whole clean-cut jarhead look of his.

Breast Cancer

I had it. It's to be hoped that I don't, anymore. However, I'm still being treated for it, and this causes side effects that make me crabby and sometimes eat my brain. (I don't mind answering questions about this, but in general, I'd rather talk about it under lock ... I don't want this to turn in cho's cancer LJ.)

Timed Writing

For me, this means the saiyuki_time LJ community. This has been saving my brain from work and health issues. Having a prompt regularly waiting for me makes me focus and complete something that I can share, and that's really important to me. You won't see anything there under this account name, though - I use another account for writing.

East Coast

I am definitely an East Coast person - born in Washington, DC, raised in its Maryland suburbs, visited relatives in New York and Boston, went to college in Charlottesville, VA, and first lived on my own in Arlington, VA (another DC suburb). I'm now living a mere 15-minute drive from the house in which I grew up. My soul gravitates toward the salt marshes and beaches of the Delmarva peninsula and the low, gentle, green-carpeted, waterfall-sprinkled Appalachian Mountains, where we spent summer vacations when I was a kid. More recently, we've been spending time each summer on Cape Cod, and that's growing into my heart as well.

Comments

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jedishampoo
Jul. 11th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
I knew that you often participate in saiyuki_time, but didn't realize how awesome it was for you personally. :) Yay!

And as for the breast cancer, go you survivor! If you ever did want to write about some side-effect just for your own therapy, I would be interested in reading it, always.
chomiji
Jul. 12th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)

Thanks! Well, you're already on my health filter, so you should be able to see it when I do!

lady_ganesh
Jul. 11th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Oh, no, is chemo brain involved? ::hugs:: Fight on, warrior woman.

Goku's growing up just blows me away at this point. Can't wait to see what he becomes in the next series!
chomiji
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)

It's more like hormone brain, or perhaps lack-of-hormone brain would be more accurate. The effects of the Tamoxifen, and the lingering annoyance of the radiation recall.

Yeah, that last chapter - w00t!

lady_ganesh
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've heard taximofen is a bitch. ::hugs::

NATAKU NATAKU MWAAAAAAAAA NATAKU
rachelmanija
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Words!
chomiji
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)

Indeed, words!

community theater
children's literature
writing
weirdness magnet
India

artillie
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
...and where, exactly, is this thread about Black Lagoon and underwear? Also, I never knew you had breast cancer.

Words, please.
smillaraaq
Jul. 11th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
I believe the initial round was from an email discussion of fic in progress that required some thought as to Revy's panties. But the second round of Black Lagoon characters' undies went on here.

(Oh, Cho, and you may be amused by this -- the incoming resin hunk with the Doku-ish physique? Right now there's only one commercially-available style of undies sized to fit the huge E.I.D. guys -- stretchy boxer-briefs. *giggles*)
chomiji
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)

I've added you to my health filter - now you can use the Health tags to read all about it, if you so wish. Starts about September 2007.

Words!

Revy
gender in manga
NYC
classical music
school experiences

I see you've done this meme before - I purposely changed some of my list so there weren't so many repeats (you've already been asked about food/cooking and Code Breaker, among others).

blue_hobbit
Jul. 11th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Oh that sounds like fun :) Words please!
chomiji
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)

Words!

Akira (SDK)
hobbits
Star Trek
Germany
friends

geri
Jul. 11th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
1) Saiyuki definitely
2) Underwear Meta I believe goku wears boxers
3) Breast Cancer Here's hoping that it stays gone forever!!!!!
4) I never wrote for that site but i read it quite frequently
5) East coasert I've lived here all my life.

Words
chomiji
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)

Words!

daughters & mothers
Goku
NYC
yaoi
family

I know that sounds like a repeat between 1 and 5, but it's really not! For the last one, I mean what's called nakhes in Yiddish - the happiness and pride you get from your family and what they do.

redbrunja
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
The discussion ran for several hundred comments, in the end.

Didn't it almost hit 1,000 towards the end?

I am definitely an East Coast person - born in Washington, DC, raised in its Maryland suburbs, visited relatives in New York and Boston, went to college in Charlottesville, VA, and first lived on my own in Arlington, VA (another DC suburb). I'm now living a mere 15-minute drive from the house in which I grew up.

This is very much how I feel about the West Coast.
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