Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
pne

Icon + Interest meme

via kamara

Comment and I will give you 3 interests on your list, and 3 icons, for you to explain.

I was given: natural born speeseburger, toki pona, and ελληνικά; and , , and .


Natural Born Speeseburger

This is a band some of my friends formed. I'm not entirely sure what the history of their name is.

Part of the joke of the last word, though, hinges on a German pun between "Cheeseburger" (cheeseburger) and "Spießbürger" (a square, someone who is very conventional -- I think).

toki pona

Toki Pona is a language created by sonjaaa (Sonja Elen Kisa).

It's got a very small vocabulary (118 words, I think), so you either have to string lots of words together or remain more ambiguous—I think the latter is part of the philosophy behind the language, namely to simplify your life. It's surely not a coincidence that "pona" means both "good" and "simple" (among other things).

ελληνικά

This says "Greek" (as in the language), in Greek.

I learned Greek, mostly during two years I spent in Greece and on Cyprus. I think this makes me one of comparatively few people with no Greek ancestry to have learned the language.

Ah :)

Back in 2002, there was this girl I sometimes saw on the bus on my way home from work, who I thought was kind of cute.

I didn't dare speak to her for quite a while, so I just called her "the bus girl" to myself.

I posted entries about my encounters with her to a special custom friends group (and, later, a dedicated shared journal: bus_girl), and used this icon when I did so.

Eventually, I talked to her. I'd still meet her occasionally for a while.

However, once I had got to know her a little, she wasn't as mysterious, so I didn't post so much about her any more. And I haven't seen her again since our office moved and I stopped taking that bus. (The last entry in bus_girl is from August 2004.)

The icon is still left over from then.

This userpic says "pne" in Braille.

I believe this is supposed to say "All your base are belong to us".

I don't remember where I got it, but I thought it funny—not least because quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur "anything said in Latin appears profound". So the combination of Engrish grammar and the gravitas of Latin tickles my funny bone.


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