Shakespeare misquotes

William Shakespeare

This Vila hath a pleasant seat.

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Why, thank you, he says modestly.

OK, here's one for Avon:

William Shakespeare

How now, you secret, black and midnight Avon!

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And of course putting 'pants' in these things always works well.

William Shakespeare

I come not, friends, to steal away your pants.

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Writer's Block: The Walking Dead

In case of an impending zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice, and why?

My sheer turn of speed?

Or wait, they eat brains, don't they? I could let Avon convince them I don't have any, not really a stretch for him, but of course that would only work till they grab him and his tasty, tasty brain.

But if they eat the whole brain, then what makes new zombies? They've got to have something up there to walk around doing slow stumbly "target acquired"s, surely? I don't really get the whole idea of zombies; not very logical.

I'll ask Avon. He'll laugh at the whole thing and, you know, I might be able to get some sleep tonight.

New year's resolutions

Ha! This is what one of those meme things thinks I should do:

In 2012, vila_restal resolves to...
Give up escaping.
Apply for a new revolution.
Keep my blake clean.
Spend less time on kerril.
Connect with my inner tarrant.
Become a better vila.
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  1. I don't think so. And I'm still planning a bolt from this ship the first good planet we get to.
  2. I'm up for that! I don't think that much of this one these days. I think it's gone a bit stale.
  3. I... um... what d'you want me to do, hose him down? Make sure he cleans behind his ears and under his nails?
  4. Don't be so personal!
  5. What, rush into danger, all gung-ho, curls, and flashing teeth? Once again, I don't think so. I like all my bits attached, thanks, and I don't even like smoked kippers.
  6. Look, best thief in the galaxy, need I say more. Bit superfluous, that one.

Wikiquote meme and the problem of sin

Go to Wikiquote.
* Load a random page.
* Pick the third quote.
* That's the tagline on the movie poster about your life.

I might have known. I got John Charles Ryle, the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool Dome. Or maybe not Dome back then.

So long as you do not quarrel with sin, you will never be a truly happy person.

Um. Taking the negatives out seems to say that I have to quarrel with sin to be happy. Look, I never did like a fight, and anyway how do you put the boot into [looks up sins] wrath or envy or whatever? And what's acedia when it's at home? Actually I'm quite happy with my virtual pet sloth but I wouldn't mind kicking envy out the airlock. And I think Avon could go a few rounds with pride and vainglory.
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Aaand another one...

Vila Restal's Dewey Decimal Section:

380 Commerce, communications & transportation
Vila Restal = 2921859012 = 292+185+901+2 = 1380

300 Social Sciences

Books on politics, economics, education and the law.

What it says about you:
You are good at understanding people and finding the systems that work for them. You like having established reasoning behind your decisions. You consider it very important for your friends to always have your back.
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Actually, that's not bad. I mean, I remove objects from where they were, take them away, and get money for them, and i like a good chat. Plus it's always useful to know the law.

Another one of those memes

you are darkslateblue

Your dominant hue is blue, making you a good friend who people love and trust. You're good in social situations and want to fit in. Just be careful not to compromise who you are to make them happy.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
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Not one of my colours, and I think the last word should be "subjectively".

A ball of friendliness, that's me!

You Are a Connector

You bring people together and often are the social glue in your group. You love friendly gatherings.

You give easily and would never think of asking for anything in return. You are just generous.

You have a reassuring nature. Your friends find you to be both soothing and comforting.

You are unpretentious and very real. You can't help but be yourself.

Huh! I just picked it for its friendly warm colour. :-)