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I saw this in diachrony's journal, and because I'm too lazy to think up a real post, nicked it:

My journal is called _____ because _____.
My journal is called "Gamiila's Gabfest" because when casting about for a name, all I knew was I wanted one inviting enough for everyone to feel comfortable and have their say (but still know who's boss), and because I thought there should be alliteration. I couldn't think of anything to fit that bill, until I stumbled on this Americanism.

My subtitle is _____ because _____.
My subtitle is "Reality? I don't think so - not yet" because ... it has been my motto since 1980. Never mind that it's a blatant steal off (the sleeve notes for) Dexys Midnight Runners' Searching For The Young Soul Rebels; it's how I've always felt -- from the time I was a little girl convinced she should have been a boy, to the present day where I still believe reality is just around the corner, if only I can get caught up to it.

My friends page is called _____ because _____.
My friends page is imaginatively called "Friends" because I couldn't be shagged to think up something more original.

My username is ____ because _____.
My username is "Gamiila" because ... I found out to my cost that logging on with your real name and surname is not an advisable thing to do. So, after the dust had settled and I'd decided to give the Internet another go, I did so under the alias of one of my nicknames in real life, that had fallen into disuse.

My default userpic is _____ because_____.
My default user pic is -- well, at the moment it's iconoclast's A TARDIS is-icon, because of my current fondness for the all-new Dr. Who television series. And of course, I wholeheartedly agree with the definition of a TARDIS given. I think I'd like to have one...wouldn't you?



( 4 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Jul. 18th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
But when you're flitting about in your TARDIS what do you do for money? And when you come back, you'll look old for your age. And does a TARDIS have roomy shoe accomodation? What are the catering fascilities like? Does it pick up Channel Five?

You have to think of this things.
Jul. 18th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
You're not really familiar with the concept of a TARDIS, are you?

what do you do for money?

Slightly psychic paper. Any TARDIS has stacks of it.

And when you come back, you'll look old for your age.

TARDIS = Time And Relative Dimensions In Space. It's not just a spaceship. It travels in time, too -- I could set it for 2 billion years into the future half a galaxy away, then come back here and no more than 2 ticks might have passed. Einstein's theory of relativity does not apply.

And does a TARDIS have roomy shoe accomodation?

The main chacteristic of a TARDIS is that it's bigger on the inside. Infinitely bigger. It's also sentient, so will know to make room for shoes, complete with tastefully lit display cabinets.

Does it pick up Channel Five?

Ah. Probably not.

Why? Is it important?
Jul. 18th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
Psychic paper? Do you think it could write the WIP for me?

Why doesn't relativty apply? Ok you can jump about in time and arrive back when you left, but times still passes inside the TARDIS.

Jul. 18th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Alright then, you're right - relativity applies as much in the TARDIS as it does on a plane -- and of course only inasmuch as it's still within the earth's atmosphere. Time doesn't exist in outer space. So yes, you may come back 0.000000001* second closer to death than you would have been otherwise, if you hadn't gone all the way to Raxacoricofallapetorius and back again for tea and crumpets.

0.000000001 = rough approximation; can't remember the exact figure and I'm not about to re-read the whole of Stephen Hawking's Brief History of Time to get it now; but I'm sure you'll know what I'm getting at.
( 4 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )