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Subject:i just looooooove rejection
Time:01:46 am
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Name: Liss
Age: 16
Your areas of interest: zines (publishing and reading them), art (going to galleries, creating, discussing), music (making mix tapes, writing/performing, hearing new stuff), and...school because i'm a nerd


Favorite movies (3+): Juliet of the Spirits, Ghost World, Amelie, Lost In Translation, The Party, Ghosts Before Breakfast, Wild Strawberries, Girl With A Pearl Earring, Frida
Best directed movie: Amelie, because Jean-Pierre Jeunet masterfully made a movie that captured feeling and circumstances through things other than dialogue and the actors' body language: use of colors, cinematography, music (at some points), and other external events.
Best acting performance: salma hayek in Frida...there's not much i can think of to say about it. it was just great, i think.
Favorite actor/actress (3+): Thora Birch, Peter Sellers, Jim Carrey, Audrey Hepburn, Scarlett Johansson
Best soundtrack: toss-up between "Lost In Translation" and "Amelie"
Best movie based on a book: i'd say Little Women, but i thought Girl With A Pearl Earring was dead-on
Little known fact pertaining to film: the first feature film produced in the US was only about 5 reels and produced in 1912


Favorite bands (3+): le tigre, bjork, coldplay, hole, rilo kiley, ben kweller, the shins, sahara hotnights, tracy and the plastics, the streets, the distillers, azure ray, david bowie, death cab, blonde redhead, cibo matto, the donnas, yeah yeah yeahs
Best pop band/album: like mainstream pop? something corporate is pretty good.
Best rap group/album: the streets
Best metal band/album: kittie
Best hard/grind/noise/mathcore band/album: uh..none. i'm not into that stuff.
Best indie band/album: sonic youth "dirty"
Best classic rock band/album: david bowie "fame"
Little known fact pertaining to music: coldplay called themselves starfish before switching to their known name.


Favorite books (3+): "the bell jar" by sylvia plath, "memoirs of a geisha" by arthur golden, "whatever happened to lani garver" by carol plum-ucci
Best non fiction author/book: elisabeth vincentelli
Best fiction author/book: francesca lia block
Best historical non fiction book: "she's a rebel: the history of women in rock and roll" by gillian g. gaar
Best sci-fi book: "tooth fairy" by graham joyce
Best instructional book: "the dick troutman handy-dandy pocket guide to successful suicide" by Dick Troutman
Little know fact pertaining to books: sylvia plath's first national publication was of her poem "bitter strawberries" in 1950


Party you align yourself with most: socialist because i believe that capitalist society and all of the competition that comes with it takes people away from what's really important.
How do you feel about abortion: it isn't really my place to impose my beliefs on the issue when there are so many circumstances that call for different actions.
Gay marriages: it's so lame to fight about this. it's about love, and that's it. who the hell cares what gender they are? i think it's enough just to see two people who love eachother. not everyone is into marriage..take what you can get.
Racism: it's a bit of an isolated problem for me. i think people should lighten up. suddenly, everything we say is racist. i don't think people should censor themselves to a point where any VAGUE IMPLICATIONS could equal racism. it's too much.
Our "war on terrorism": how did bush get into office, anyway? he should be thinking about all the homeless people his limo drives past EVERY DAY.
War in general: there's always a way around it.

3 Pictures of yourself:

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Time:2004-08-04 12:39 am (UTC)
no from both me and everett_zero.

if everyone else votes yes we might let you in.
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Time:2004-08-04 08:38 am (UTC)
...Um, convince me that your political views are less generic, and maybe I'll give you a yes. (How does socialism as it is envisioned by most modern thinkers effectively fix anything about society? How can there always be a way around war?)

Really though, I probably wouldn't have questioned it...but you had to drop Kittie as your metal band.
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Time:2004-08-06 09:33 am (UTC)
Aww folks what is really wrong with her?

You say her views are generic, but unfortunately there is not a lot of scope for personal opinion in some of the ‘personal opinions’ questions in the survey.


“How do you feel about racism?”

Is there really an acceptable answer other than ‘no – that is not for me?’ Personally I find racism revolting, but I think that most intelligent people do and I doubt you are going to get many answers deviating from the norm – however in this instance the applicant turned the question into her opinion on political correctness which I thought was interesting to read. I believe that eventually political correctness may eventually become a problem equal to racism, with the minority group finding it hard to get work as employers will be terrified they might end up suing for racial harassment. The minority group does not even need to be blacks, in Scotland sometimes English people can be victims of racism, which is insanely stupid but true.

Ok rant over, my critique on rest of application:

Areas of interest

+ art, I loved how you included what forms of art you are into, it’s more interesting than simply reading ‘art’

+ ditto for music, I was most interested in you adding mix tapes as an activity, I adore making mix tapes, they take a lot of time and patience! Do you make them for friends?


+ Amelie, yes the direction was totally dream like
+ You like Audrey Hepburn!


+ The bands you listed were of the highest class, well there are three in your list that I actually detest, but personal opinions should not matter, I liked that you included many female artists.

+ Sonic Youth

- Yes Kittie are DIRE


+ ‘The Bell Jar’ is an amazing read, can you tell me more about the others that you listed?


+ If I had to be overly critical I suppose I could say some of your views appear rather naïve in retrospect, but hey I’m not overly critical. It sounds as though you wouldn’t judge anyone on their race or sexuality and you agree with the more basic fundamentals of socialism, makes you a good egg in my eyes.


+ I loved the first photograph, got a cool 60’s groupie look going on
+ You have a pretty face

So Yes… for me

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Time:2004-08-06 01:56 pm (UTC)
Is there really an acceptable answer other than ‘no – that is not for me?’

Any answer to that question is acceptable, assuming that the answer entails an explanation that is more deeply rooted than "It's archaic and bad, mkay?"

I don't really have a problem with her application outside of her answers to the political questions, and Kittie...but I suppose I can let Kittie slide, since she clearly doesn't know a thing about metal.

However, an answer like "there's always a way around it," in regards to war just doesn't stand without some kind of justification, or at least explanation.
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Time:2004-08-06 02:00 pm (UTC)
ok - I hear you
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Time:2004-09-12 04:51 pm (UTC)
when did the streets get listeners outside of the uk? great!
But i didn't like your views. i get what you mean about racism but i don't agree by miles. im welsh, does that mean its okay for everyone english i meet to pick on me purely because i sound different?
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