October 31st, 2003

bindrune

Spider-god?

Can anyone give a description (ie. usual guises among humans, general personality, etc) of the African spider-god Anansi (Ananse)?

After googling the hell out of it, all the results usually only carry the story of how he won the sky-god's box of stories.

Thanks in advance for any help. =^.^=
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lilo kiss

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my cousin gave me some instant milk tea, but the instructions are not in units i'm familiar with. it says to add 120 c.c. of boiling water . . . what is a c.c. translated into cups/tablespoons/milliliters?
Bloodheart

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Does anyone else get a horrid chill down their spine whenever alarm clocks go off in advertisements or television shows?
At the moment it is the electric alarm clock in the Sky One advert, it's a horrible feeling down my spine and in my gut...I suppose it makes sense that this sound should have some sort of effect like this, but in that case why do they have to be so crewel as to use that sound in their advertisements or shows?
poemi

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So I have this little mole on my side, and I just noticed it's larger than it used to be.

I'm going to the doctor today for a different reason. Should I mention it? I'm scared to!

What do they do about mole type things? Will they cut it off?! That scares me!
daisy

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So if you like quite a few songs by a certain artist, but you don't really like the rest of them, can you still say you really like the artist? Say you like a certain album or style of the artist's, but not the rest. Can you still call yourself a big fan if you really like those songs?
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    Konstantine - Something Corporate
leave your turntable on

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I cannot decide on which song I want to sing for my audition for the musical. So far, I have these:

"I'll Fly Away" from Moulin Rouge
"I Can't Do It Alone" from Chicago
"Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid
"When You Wish Upon a Star"
"At Last" by Etta James
"My All" by Mariah Carey
"Climb Every Mountain" from The Sound of Music

I must take into account the fact that I have to find accompinament (spelled it wrong, I know!) music, that the directors want a song from a musical, but the play takes place during the 40s (explaining why "At Last" is one of my choices, as it's got a big band feel to it), and that I can sing soprano and alto, but I tend to do a bit better singing ballads.

So: which song should it be?
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Trots

Mr. Daaaaaaaaah-cy

I've always wondered this and have been meaning to ask it for a long time.

In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, her other books, and many other books from the time period, some words are blanked out. For example, it will say something like "Lizzy and Jane met Mr. Darcy at _______." or "First Sergeant _______ was the guardian of Mr. Darcy's sister" (these aren't real examples from the book as I'm too lazy to go get my copy).

Why did authors do this?