Friday, December 23, 2005

Five Weird Habits

I don't really understand this meme thingy or blog games. I mean, aren't we all supposed to be typing into the void?

Anyways, I was browsing Heather's blog when I discovered (to my horror) that I've been "tagged" for some sort of blog game.

Well, okay. But only because it's crimbo time.

Rules:

The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 weird habits of yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a blog entry about their 5 weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their names.

Rik's entry

1. I pick and eat my scabs. Ever since I was 3 falling over came with the added bonus of snacks over the healing period.

2. I've got this fascination for underwater exploration, though I cannot swim and haven't got round to actually doing some underwater exploration.

3. When other people look up at the ceiling they see cobwebs and cracks. When I look up at the ceiling I see maps and unexplored lands.

4. When I was a kid I hated needles. All work on my teeth - drilling, filling, descaling, etc - was done without the help of any local anasthetic.

5. I've invented my own language - I had to struggle to think of this as "weird" because to me it isn't, but I suppose it would strike others as a bit barking.


Okay, that wasn't too painful. I'm now supposed to challenge 5 new people to play this game, but that sounds a bit like chain-lettering to me - which I totally oppose. So instead I'm going to challenge Smoog, Julie, Rob, Harry and Scavella to write a short flash fiction piece about Five Weird Hobbits. It's up to them to pass on the challenge (or not) after they've come up with the goods.

9 comments:

  1. No fair!

    It isn't kind to tag me when I don't know what the hell is going on.

    Of course, that would render me perpetually untaggable. Excellent, Smithers!

    Julie

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  2. Holy shit, Rik. And thanks. A who-o-o-o-o-o-le bunch.

    Five weird hobbits? Flash fiction?

    That will require some serious thought. In the meantime, five weird habits will be posted.

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  3. Thanks for playing along, Rik.

    Also, very cool that you decided to morph the meme. I find it fascinating to see all the twists and turns online "telephone" can take!

    Merry Crimbo to you and yours!

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  4. Everyone should write about five weird hobbits! (Bilbo would be glad to be in such company. ;))

    Or five weird hobbits wearing habits.

    Or just five weird looking nun habits.

    Don't mind me. 'Tis the season and all that.

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  5. Ha!

    Apparently, I got to my name and blacked out. I didn't even see the twist to the meme, whatever the hell a meme is.

    Holy close reading, Batman!

    Julie

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  6. Great - I've been double tagged by Heather and Rik. I'm so popular I could just puke.

    I'm going to combine the two: 5 weird hobbits shall count down 5 of my weird habits. Please stand by.

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  7. There, Rik. I have done it the right way and the wrong way. Now, it's up to history to decide which is which!

    Julie

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  8. I've fulfilled my obligations. Both of them: Rik's and Heather's. I hope you're happy. My eyelid won't stop twitching.

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  9. Hrm. My linkie ain't working for some reason. No, I'm not being deliberately avoidant. My code was correct - it just doesn't like my link. Maybe there's some kind of automatic stop put on links to rival blogspots. Anyway, it's at http://smoog.diaryland.com/hobbithabit.html.

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