meme roundup

  • Apr. 9th, 2011 at 10:47 PM
neomeruru: (Default)
Meme round-up! I don't want people to miss updates to these threads, because they're really cool:

- my post the earliest thing you ever made post is still going strong. I am absolutely loving everyone's contributions, because it's SO INTERESTING to see such great artists and authors share their early work. It reminds me that we've all come a long way, and humbles me that I've still got so much to learn. <3

- [livejournal.com profile] paperflower86 is asking what does your workspace look like, which is an awesome question! I am so D: about my workspace right now, because there are boxes everywhere and nowhere to put the things in those boxes, and my desk is sooooo plaaaaaain and empty. Time to redecorate!

- shamelessly linking myself again, those tiny little Eames/Yusuf twitterfics have spun into a crazy universe where Eames is irresistable, Yusuf has a straight panic, and Yusuf's wife is awesome, thanks in part to [livejournal.com profile] recrudescence and [livejournal.com profile] persephone_il being huge enablers whom I love very much <3

awkward beginnings

  • Apr. 8th, 2011 at 7:51 PM
neomeruru: (hate and love)
While unpacking all of our boxes, I uncovered a hidden goldmine: my cache of old sketchbooks. I have a lot of old sketchbooks, almost twelve, thirteen years worth.

There was a lot of cringing from (secondhand? firsthand?) embarrassment going on in my house today, let me tell you. Jesusjosephandmary, I was a self-important, petulant, overdramatic little twat. If anyone ever find the things I've written, they will have to think long and hard about whether to mock me mercilessly or institutionalize me, because I can't believe I grew out of that.

I've wanted to track this down for a while, but behind the cut is the earliest known evidence of my artistic bent -- and I mean, like, this is me expressing something that I really liked, not just drawing because someone gave me a pack of crayons. This is really from one of the first few times I sat down and said, you know what, I'm going to be an artist.

her name was Alexis, and she was my best friend )

So, that's mine! I challenge all the creative types on my friendslist to unearth the first thing they ever created. School assignments don't count, crayon scribbles don't count; I want to see the thing you made when you sat down and said, self, I am going to be a maker of things. What was it? What did it mean to you? Come on, flist, let's make it a meme. <3

memes are for procrastination

  • Mar. 9th, 2011 at 11:00 AM
neomeruru: (hate and love)
I like this meme because it is like a list, and I like lists. I also like not doing work. Ganked unrepentantly from [livejournal.com profile] fae_boleyn.

click here to read the rest of this narcissism )

That meme only had nineteen questions. Why would you do that. Why wouldn't you just make it an even twenty.

Just got a call from my boss, who has instructed me to pick a restaurant and make reservations for three people -- we're celebrating the end of my probation! Which I passed, of course. Hooray! Pay raise!

bag hag

  • Mar. 1st, 2011 at 12:37 PM
neomeruru: (Default)
So I love this bag meme thing, and for once in my life I am carrying an actual bag, not a backpack. I refuse to call it a purse, because it is not a leather-wrapped and clasped monstrosity like most purses. It is a bag.

take a look at my sac )
neomeruru: (shut your bitch mouth)
This is a meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] gyzym, because I like memes sometimes, OKAY, and no one will comment anyway because its cool to think memes are lame, but LOOKIT IT, it has a layout, so pretty.

Instructions:

1) Make an entry with the filled out form
2) Have your f-list describe in the comments how they pronounce your username, what they originally thought it said/meant


✩ neomeruru

KNEE-oh-MEH-roo-roo



Because in 2001 I liked Merle from Escaflowne and pretending to be Japanese, so I was Meruru on the AKA-Kon forums, and when those went down I decided to make a postmodern reflection on the transience of usernames by prefixing neo- to it.



The neo- prefix is ancient Greek for PRETENTIOUS, and meruru is Japanese for WEEABOO.




Original Post: @ [livejournal.com profile] memeseveriwhere


The alternate pronounciation is PRO-toe WEE-a-boo. Just so you know.