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Book chat and a meme

I attended the first meeting of the book group I've joined at work today - the one I read I'm Not Scared for. I hadn't been too sure about the group previously, but actually I really enjoyed the meeting. Having a good old chat about the book was fun, and I'm getting to like the other people in the group more, now that we've interacted a bit. There are some quiet folks, but also plenty of people who are prepared to speak up with interesting opinions, while at the same time being keen to listen to other people's contributions.

So I shall certainly be going along to the next meeting, and have already snagged the only copy of the next book we'll be reading (The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón) from the University library - mua-ha-ha-hah!

Meanwhile, I took the 'Which Doctor?' test that everyone else has been taking. Last time I did one, I came out as the First Doctor - but then that was three years ago, the new series hadn't started up yet, and there were fewer options available. This time, despite this little exchange on nwhyte's journal this morning, I took it without aiming for any particular result at all, but simply answering all the questions as honestly as I could. I suspect that my result hinged largely on my answer to the final question, which I found really hard, dithering between two of the four options for ages. Was my ideal doctor a Victorian gentlemen, or an eccentric and perpetually curious thinker?


Your Score: The Tenth Doctor


You scored 30% intelligence, 60% compassion, 35% sense of humor, and 0% weirdness!




You're a charming, friendly, easy-going sort -- the type who looks just as comfortable in a suit and tie as in a bathrobe. Nothing fazes you...until someone starts picking on somebody you love. Then you get all intense and pull a face not unlike an angry bullpup. Yeah, it's hard to take you seriously sometimes, but you're nobody's fool. Your turn-ons include pinstripes, Douglas Adams, incoherent mumbling, Elvis, Scots accents, and Kylie Minogue, apparently. Your turn-offs include Christmas angst, long-distance relationships, jealousy, and other people's stubborn parents.



Link: The Which Doctor Who Are You? Test written by TottersLane on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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myfirstkitchen
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
(I hoped for Ten, but I knew the truth really).



Your Score: The Second Doctor


You scored 33% intelligence, 33% compassion, 25% sense of humor, and 48% weirdness!




Ah, the comedian! But a *capable* clown. You like to come across as a lovable goof, but in reality you're a genius who succumbs to occasional absent-mindedness. You know when to cut and run, and you know when you deny authority, no matter how laughable you sound. Your turn-ons include Charlie Chaplin, The Beatles, men in kilts, women in catsuits, flutists, and your giddy aunt. Your turn-offs include omnipotent beings who like to interfere with your affairs, the ever-persistent Cybermen (heck, you don't even like cybersex!), and thinking about the lisping dandy you'll eventually become.




Link: The Which Doctor Who Are You? Test written by TottersLane on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
strange_complex
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
I've seen a lot of people getting Two, actually. It must be a common personality type on my flist!
gillywoo
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)

Your Score: The Fourth Doctor


You scored 16% intelligence, 11% compassion, 74% sense of humor, and 31% weirdness!



Where you're concerned, priority one is having fun. You're not as absent-minded as you look, but you are pretty irresponsible. You would never, say, allow one of your companions to die in a space freighter explosion, but you might let him THINK he's about to die just before you go in and save him. (You know. For shits 'n' giggles.) Your turn-ons include yo-yo mastery, Harry Potter enthusiasts, jellied confections, and strong wine. Your turn-offs include imbeciles, falling rocks, quarries, and radio antennas. Chances are, you're a dog person.

Link: The Which Doctor Who Are You? Test written by TottersLane on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
strange_complex
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hee, that's so right for you! But can you handle a yo-yo?
gillywoo
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
I can indeed!I was quite disturbed at how accurate it was ! : O
ladyguinevere83
Sep. 12th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Intriguing!


Your Score: The Fifth Doctor


You scored 46% intelligence, 48% compassion, 21% sense of humor, and 8% weirdness!



You have a sort of irresponsible charm about you that attracts others, but your propensity for being passive and old-fashioned sometimes makes people question your overall authority. You're more of a sibling to your companions than the usual grandfather/father/uncle/significant other that we're more accustomed to seeing out of the Doctor. You're not very funny or unpredictable, though you sometimes try to be, which leads people to hurl epithets at you like "decidely immature," "wet," or "Tristan Farnon." Your turn-ons include bats (the non-organic kind), balls (the non-organic kind), cricket (the non-organic kind), and breathless panting (the organic kind). Your turn-offs include Adric, snakes, the dark places of the inside, spectrox toxaemia, and any situation that precludes you from putting your hands in your pockets and looking around curiously as if the universe were your own personal museum. Chances are, you're easily fooled by bad disguises.

Link: The Which Doctor Who Are You? Test written by TottersLane on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
strange_complex
Sep. 12th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Not a bad outcome, I'd say. Did you fancy him when you were a kid? I did!
ladyguinevere83
Sep. 12th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
To be honest, he's probably the one I remember least as far as Doctors go, so I'm not sure I saw that many? I've been thinking of checking out some of his episodes though, as one of the people on my flist has a HUGE crush on him!

And I just wanted to use this icon ;)
lostlorelei
Sep. 13th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
Glad to hear the meeting went better, think such things always scary at start. new people are bad & wrong! I'm tempted by the book clubs at central (miss whittering about reading) but book selection displayed doesn't really tempt, pah ;/
strange_complex
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. The non-tempting thing is the trouble with book clubs, isn't it? Generally, they prompt you to read cool books you wouldn't have done otherwise - but then again, sometimes you have to read tripe you wouldn't have touched with a barge-pole under normal circumstances! I suppose it's partly just luck as to whether the other people in the group have the same taste as you or not!
lostlorelei
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
Yeah at moment the books just look bad & wrong, at least they've started putting signs & book lists up though, before when I first enquired they couldn't tell me what the actual month's book was/when it was! strange library people! Think I will keep an eye & hopefully something readable will come up. Wouldn't mind if they were just a bit bad but I'm not sure how well I could even think of things to discuss about some of them :)
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