missclancy (missclancy) wrote in _notso_ordinary,

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I'd rather be anything than ordinary

Name; Preferred Name: Julianne Clancy
Nickname(s) -- How did you earn them?: Well, at school, I'm called "Schmancy" by my drama friends. One night, I was complaining to a friend how I always end up playing drunks or bitches in plays. A few days later he wrote a play with a drunk bitch named "Julie Schmancy" and cast me as it. The name sort of stuck.
Age: 21
Location: Currently, North Carolina
Gender: Female
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Do you have a job? Do you go to school? Do you do both? Tell us about it: I am currently unemployed due to college and the fact that being a drama major usurps all of your time. I attend the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. I'm in my last year and majoring in English and Dramatic Arts and I'm not quite sure I'm ready to head out into the real world and have to either get into grad school or *eep* get a job
Tell us one thing about you that you think EVERYONE should know: I cry at the end of The Return of the King every time I read it because I'm so sad that Sam and Frodo have to part when they're best friends in the way most people never get to be. I even cried when I was struggling through reading it in Spanish (and thus missing a lot of the exact passages of the book).

Movie(s): Most Mike Myers, Monty Python, and Mel Brooks movies, Casablanca, Muppets Take Manhattan, Labyrinth, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Breakfast at Tiffany's (to name only a few...I'm a bit of a movie buff)
TV Show(s): CSI (Original style), House, Buffy, Nip/Tuck
Book(s): The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Flies, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Band(s)/ Singer(s)/ Composer(s): The Beatles, The Stones, Counting Crows, The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Nat King Cole, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab, Postal Service
Games (video games, board games, or otherwise): Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, Zelda: OT, Minesweeper, Farmer's Bridge
Food(s): I have a huge sweet tooth. Basically anything chocolate. Mmm and Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes (any New Yorkers? I've been craving them for about a week)
Drink(s): Diet Coke (I'm trying to stop my addiction)
Quote: So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending - Tolkien
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars - Wilde
I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue - Casablanca
I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time - Calvin and Hobbes

Explain the story/ meaning behind your LJ username: My last name is very important to me. I'm the last of my direct line of Clancys. I have only one older sister, as did my father, and as did his father. So assuming my sister and I both take married names, I am the last of these Clancys. I have Clancy tattooed on my back in Elvish, a lot of people call me Clancy. I basically just feel I identify myself as much as a "Clancy" as I do as a "Julianne"
If you were given the chance, what personality trait and what physical trait would you change about yourself? I would change my self esteem and make myself truly be able to see what I am, inside and out, all the time, instead of lapsing into moments or periods of insecurity and self-disapproval. Physically, I'd probably get rid of the stretch marks on my thighs. My hips grew very quickly when I matured and I have the stretch marks to prove it.
What are some of your pet peeves? Falseness, disrespect, cracking knuckles
We all have guilty pleasures. What is (are) yours? Janet Evanovich novels, bad MTV dating shows (Parental Control is SO ridiculous, yet I somehow find myself watching it on Saturday mornings), and bad movies on Cable on the weekends
What song or set of lyrics best represents you? WOW that's a hard one. Hmm...I have many but I'll go with:
She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl"
Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman
One moment that has changed/affected your life: Walking alone for the first time in Madrid and realizing that no matter what barrier, be it language, distance, time, or insecurity, I could find a way to overcome it if I looked within myself. And then haggling for a pair of earrings with an old Spanish woman in the park and knowing she understood me.
What are some of your goals and ambitions for the future? Be sure to include one thing you absolutely want to do before you die: I would love to act on a professional stage at least once. To publish some of what I write. To find someone who I can consider a true lover, friend and partner. To have children. To travel more of the world. One thing I absolutely want to do before I die is to go skydiving because I've always wanted to know what it feels like to fly.
Which words best describe you? Thoughtful, talkative, caring, impetuous, creative, crazy
If you could travel back (or forward) in time, what time period would you choose to travel to and why? I would travel back to 1969 and go to Woodstock.
What is the kindest thing you've done for another without asking or expecting anything in return? Allowed them to tell me all of their woes and problems even when hearing those exact woes and problems was breaking my heart.

Choose 5 of the opinion prompts below. There are suggestions after some of the prompts. Please do not feel that you have to discuss all of the suggestions; you don't have to address any of them if that's your prerogative. They are there simply to provoke thought.

  • Reproductive Issues (Abortion, the availability of Plan-B over-the-counter, insurance coverage for birth control): I probably would never be able to get an abortion myself. However, I don't know considering I've never been in a position where I've had to make that decision. It's not my right to tell another person what to do and what to believe; it's no one's right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do to her body. Her body is hers and hers alone. I think that having legal abortion protects women from having to use underground methods to get abortions done. While I don't approve of abortion as a method of birth control, I think that women deserve the right to be able to choose to have abortions if and when they want or need.
  • Religion: I was raised Catholic and was very involved in my church youth group throughout high school. When I hit college, several things I realized about the Church began to bother me, to the point where I could not comfortably sit in mass anymore. I think that the idea of religions, of all religions, are good. The basic concepts of all faiths seem to be the same: love each other and treat each other right. Whatever divinity is up there, that's what it wants. However, I feel that the human institution of religion is flawed. I've yet to find a religion that I don't find flaws with. I think the major problem is that people view faith and organized religion as the same thing, and they're not. Organized religions, more often than not, are used as political forces. Faith is something completely different than that. This is obviously evidenced by radicals. I don't think one could really say a radical Christian is the same as someone who believes in Jesus and follows the commandments. Or that the radical Muslims really represent all Islamic people. The first are human institutions taking the ideas of the second and messing them up.
  • Legal Drinking Age (Should there be an a legal drinking age? If so, what should it be? Why?): I'm very torn on this issue. I think that, in the long run, a lack of a legal drinking age would be the best. I've heard that in cultures where children are raised with alcohol as part of every day life, there are fewer problems with binge drinking. Alcohol doesn't have the rebellious appeal and the stigma it has here. However, to change the system and get to that point would take a long time and the results within that time could be disasterous. I think, at the least, we should be allowed to drink at 18. At 18, we can vote, we can fight wars, we can smoke and we can buy porn but we can't drink. If we are mature enough for all the rest, why aren't we mature enough to drink?
  • Animal Rights:
  • Gay rights (Gay marriage, Adoption, domestic partner rights for insurance coverage): Gay rights are human rights. Gay people are born gay the way straight people are born straight. What does it matter who someone loves or how they have sex? All of that is personal business. Gay people should be allowed to choose to joing their lives to someone in a ceremony of love such as marriage. They should legally have all the rights that any other partners willing to make that commitment have. And I think it's ridiculous when people say gay couples would make worse parents. Gay or straight, people can be good or bad. If two wonderful gay people adopt a child, that child will have a happy family life, just as if two wonderful straight people adopt a child. We're all people. Who we want to sleep with shouldn't dictate what basic rights apply to us.
  • Sex Education (Should it be mandatory? Comprehensive vs. abstinence-only): Sex ed should absolutely be manditory. And it should not be abstinence only. While I don't object to promoting abstinence, the bottom line is kids are doing it and at younger and younger ages all the time. It's more important that we protect them from diseases and young pregnancies than pretend that sex isn't happening at young ages. The STDs out there today can be so dangerous. It's so much more important to protect our children from that than hang onto some ideal of children as untarnished until marriage.
  • Education/ Dropping out of school:
  • Censorship (Censorship in the media, Government censorship):

    Pick a topic, not listed above, about which you feel strongly. Tell us your opinion on it, and why you feel sto strongly about it. I'm very antiwar. I don't see how a world so brilliant, so advanced, able to go into space, to cure diseases, to look inside our bodies and see things that people a few hundred years ago couldn't even imagine, can only resort to violence to settle conflicts. Violence rarely really settles anything; it just temporarily seems to solve issues but really creates more animosity and impetus for more violence. I think our world is too dependant on the idea of war to solve things. We need to try harder to resolve conflicts peacefully. I don't know if it's possible completely. I just don't think anyone has really tried hard enough to know.

    Now, tell us one topic that you wish people would simply stop talking about and let us know why: Tom Cruise. Yes. He jumped on a couch. He got all weird with scientology. He had a mysterious baby with Katie Holmes. I'm just sick and tired of hearing about it. Enough already. Just let him go live in his mansion with his new baby and wife and practice whatever religion he wants without starting rumors that he's brainwashing Katie and the baby's really an alien or whatever other new stories are circulating every day about him.

    (Choose at least 1 prompt below.)

  • Post a picture that you feel best represents you. This may not simply be a picture of yourself. Explain to us why you chose this picture and how it is representative of your personality.
  • You're the lead singer of a popular band. We want to hear all about it. What kind of music do you play? What is the name of the band? What is the name of your album and your first hit single. Also, give us a preview of the lyrics.

    I'm totally the lead singer of an indy rock band. My voice is nowhere near belty enough to be a pop or rock band. Plus, I really like indie music. The band's name is "Delicious Ambiguity", drawn from a quote I love by Gilda Radner. The first album is called "Kleptos, Pyros, and Drunks". Our first single would have to be the angry lost love song "New Religion", with opening lyrics that go like this:

    It’s two pairs of arms in the dark,
    All lips and tongues and desperation,
    Trying to become one body, one blood.
    A new religion that’s whispered in my ear,
    “Don’t leave…just stay,”
    And another poison ivy kiss.
    The smiles that seemed so real, so true,
    A ploy to make the moans come quicker,
    The arms hold tighter in the red light.
    It’s all promises and pretense,
    Heard in the softness of a touch,
    Fingers lining a spine in spider leg strokes.

    I really do wish I could be in a band. I just get really nervous when I sing in front of people. That and I don't play any instruments. But other than that, I'd be perfect in a band.

  • Post an original work. This can be a poem, short story, drawing, painting, link to a sound clip, etc. Wow us with your talent.

    I have, for the past year or so, been on a personal essay kick. That's actually why I joined livejournal, so that I could have my writings accessable to me from any computer at any time. This is just a little bit of one of my favorite entries:

    The Red Queen wants the roses red. I will paint them. I will sing as I do until I see her come near because I know she'll chop off my head if I sing louder. I'm going to build my house out of brick and the wolf will never be able to break in. I'm going to learn the Pied Piper’s tune and rid the world of spiders so that they can't crawl on me and scare me. I'll yell Rumplestilskin's name at the top of my lungs and climb a tower to a spinning wheel and spin a golden fleece without pricking my finger once. And I’ll wear the fleece while I enter the fires of Mount Doom and drop in the golden ring and float away with the elves to the Grey Havens and from there on to the first star on the left where I’ll never have to die.

    Where/from whom did you hear about us? Honestly, I don't *really* remember exactly where. I was browsing through some communities and what communities people in those communities were part of and stumbled upon this one.
    The community name is Not So Ordinary. So, tell us what makes you not so ordinary: My best friend calls me a walking contradiction. I am a nerd and drama queen, a romantic and a tomboy, a Spaniard and an American, a Yankee and a Southerner, an introvert and a class clown, a broken child and a strong woman, a nobody and a star. My experiences have made me weak and my weaknesses have made me fight to be strong. And I enjoy being completely at odds with myself and at once completely whole and me.
    Why do you want to join this community? I like having an engaging to break away from reading when I just can't take anymore Chaucer or acting theory for the moment. This seemed like a community that had people who were actually interesting, nice and creative as opposed to a lot of others which are just about who's the hottest.
    Any last words? "I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." - Gilda Radner

    Give us a 100x100 picture for the members page if you are accepted.
    umm...I will but I don't actually know how to put a picture in if I'm not in rich text mode. So if someone tells me, I will put one in.

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