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*Fin* [27 Mar 2005|08:38am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

It was awesome while it lasted, but it is time for this Callisto to hang up her sword and lay down into what passes for the theatrical muse Elysian fields.

This journal will not be deleted because I'll still be using it to follow the posts of the muses I've friended, but feel free to un-friend it at will.

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I live to serve [25 Feb 2005|04:43pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

What can you say is truly yours?

This.

This.

This twisting, burning, gnawing feeling behind my eyelids.

It's like all these snakes, these creepy oily snakes, turning round and round in my head and hissing their words against my skull and I can't make them STOP.

Day or night. Night or day. Awake or asleep. Asleep or awake. My constant companions, making me see shadows that are there, outlined against the sharp glare of the living day. My oracles, reminding me that the reason that I am alive is to fulfill a quest set down by the gods themselves. Rid the world of an itch, and you will be free.

My demons are my own, as my quest is my own. I hope that one day they will cancel each other out.

Then there will be no more blood. No more flames. No more.

*exhales*

I need to go dismember something.

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I'm better than that [13 Feb 2005|11:43am]
[ mood | crazy ]

Have you ever regretted a wish you made? Why/what happened?

Regrets are for people who stumble their way through life, poor souls.

Because I am a practical and dedicated craftswoman, I have no regrets and certainly have never even bothered with wishes.

If you want something, go out there and get it, no matter of it's a person or thing... Or even if it's an event that you want accomplished. Sitting at home and wishing is such a hapless-peasant thing to do.

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Six hundred feet under [27 Jan 2005|04:43pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

Timeline: Season 4, before Ides of March

What's the furthest away you've ever been from the place you were born/created? How did you get there? Why did you go? Did you return or even want to come back to where you came from?

Tartarus seems like the Elysian fields compared to this.Collapse )

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On the other side [12 Jan 2005|01:26am]
[ mood | scared ]

What would a description of your *exact opposite* be like?

Considering the existence of the Sovereign and a lovey-dovey Ares, it should be safe to assume that a "me" who is the complete opposite of the real me does exist somewhere out there. The idea that some sort of symmetry exists in this mad world of ours is maybe even a little bit comforting. I wouldn't ever want to actually meet my polar-opposite, because I'd probably try to kill her.

I suppose she'd be dull, moral and sane. She'd probably look at my world's version of Xena and see a hero. She wouldn't have a single bad bone in her body, and wouldn't hurt a single fly even if it attempted to fly up her nose and throw up in her skull. She'd be a pushover, definitely, and would spout zen poetry in place of getting right to the point. She'd want for nothing, which is just another way of saying that she'd have everything and would gladly give it away for the purpose of abstract happiness.

Oh gods. My opposite would be a priestess.

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Over the past year... [02 Jan 2005|10:02am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Reflect on the past year in your muses' life, canon or fanon.

It's all one big blur, but I could pick out some interesting bits.

The good: Plenty of pillaging and rampaging. I shall be a Warrior Queen yet. I got a new sword, and have been getting along marvellously with what could be some new allies.

The bad: I died again, despite my resolution not to do so this year. Also, I didn't manage to drive Xena to madness/suicidal depression. But if at first you don't succeed, try try again!

The strange and/or memorable: Met some strange doppelgangers, including a love god-wannabe Ares who for a short strange moment changed me into a goose. A number of very interesting people hit on me, which proves that I've still got it. *preens* I also got into a few fights with some stupid Xena groupies, which was surprisingly fun.

Overall, I have to say that it's been a pretty good year, and things can only get better.

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Too easy! [25 Nov 2004|12:13pm]
[ mood | crazy ]

Who would you like to see get their final comeuppance? Who is it and what would you do with them?

XENA!

I want to nail her to a wall, and then I'll stab Joxer in front of her, and then I'll slice her mother's chest open in front of her, and then I'll chop Solan's head off in front of her, and then I'll cut Gabrielle into itty bitty pieces in front of her, and then I'll laugh at her face and smack her around a bit, and then and then and-then-and-then...

*sigh*

You really shouldn't torment people with a question like this. *pouts*
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Meme! [13 Nov 2004|08:56am]
[ mood | insane ]

If you were a Xena character... by lishesque
Username
Favorite word:
Profession:
Your weapon:Killer looks and black leather
You will kill:The Olympian Gods
You will fall in love with:Alti
Your sidekick will be:purest_of_blood
You will be killed byDraco
Because:You refused to surrender.
Quiz created with MemeGen!


Take actually... makes sense.

I can see it. Alti and I conspired to take down the Olympian gods one by one, with me in my ravishing black leather duds. Using some of Alti's voo doo mumbo jumbo I hypnotise purest_of_blood into becoming my minion, so of course his son is obligated to rescue him. *cackles*

More memes here. Collapse )
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Personal ad [30 Oct 2004|11:54am]
[ mood | flirty ]

What would you place in a personal ad if you were making one?

5 foot something blonde female warrior. Highly skilled with the sword, staff, whip and chakram. Moderately skilled with other weapons. Gifted in hand-to-hand combat and super-flexible gymnastics. Looking for person with an open mind and loads of stamina. Applicants must be able to hold their own.

Disclaimer: No responsibility will be held in case of dismemberment.

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Madness in a bottle [24 Oct 2004|07:03pm]
[ mood | weird ]

Timeline: Season 2, Intimate Stranger

Topic: What makes you feel vulnerable and what makes you feel invulnerable, and why?

Because Callisto would never openly admit such things.Collapse )

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Petty needs [08 Oct 2004|11:09pm]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Topic: If you won the equivalent of $2,000, and had to spend it, what would you spend it on?

Hmm, I don't really think about money much. I'm a very busy girl and can't be bothered with everyday details, so whenever I want something I just take it. People rarely complain.

I could hoard it, but it's always such a hassle to go through the trouble of hiding valuables when there's a more than likely chance that I won't be returning to the same place within the next year or so. That's one of the hazards of my line of work, I guess.

But anyway, the question specifically states that I have to spend it, and that's a big no-no. There's something deeply unethical about a full-bred warrior/pillager using legitimate means to obtain stuff.

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The path was made, and I chose it [26 Sep 2004|06:36am]
[ mood | productive ]

Topic: Who has had the most influence on your life?

Xena of Amphipolis. The infamous warrior princess of leather, sword and whip.

Xena has influenced many in her lifetime, though her most direct prodigies are two: Gabrielle and myself.

Sweet l'il Gabby, because she's got that idealistic and naïve thing going on, sees only the potential goodness in Xena. She sees little beyond the outer impression, so to her mind Xena is no more than a vessel for good, and she adopts her own persona to suit that. She does noble heroic things, because that is what Xena does.

I, however, see beyond that skin-deep beauty. Xena's inherent nature is to destroy and conquer, because whatever circumstances may have shaped her previous path, she chose to be evil. She picked up the sword because she knew that true power belongs to those that have the strength to wield it. No supposed nobility can change that part of her, and even when you look at her now, you can see that her mode of action hasn't changed. Her power still comes from her skill at combat, no matter the intentions.

Hate her as I might, I deeply admire what she used to be. Everyone says that you have to be true to yourself... That was what Xena did once, and what I choose to do now.

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Simply indestructible [06 Sep 2004|06:57pm]
[ mood | d-uh ]

Topic: How do you handle disappointment?

By choosing to try, try again?

I don't give up easily. Come wind, rain, sleet or any sort of Zeus' temper tantrums, I shall keep on doing my thing, like the bad rash you keep thinking has gone away but suddenly pops up somewhere new without warning.

It's a hard life, and disappointment is definitely going to be a major part of it. What, do people really think it's all going to be about stuff like flowers and puppies and other cute things the whole way through? No! Life is tough, and the Fates really enjoy crapping on people every chance they get, so the best choice we have is to deal.

So DEAL! Yes?

Thank you and good night.

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Total redundancy [18 Aug 2004|10:02pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

Topic: Do you believe in an afterlife?

That's so funny I forgot to laugh.

Tartarus, lovely little Tartarus, is just like a second home to me.

Every kid in Greece growing up is of course warned taught about what happens when they die. The details of the River Styx, Tartarus and the Elysian Fields are central to the curriculum, but parents conveniently miss the most obvious:

Death is just an excuse for when an individual stops trying.

I can think off the top of my head a dozen ways to avoid or overcome subjecting myself to the long-term commitment of the afterlife. Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the gods are not all that different from mortals... They have emotions and needs, and they sure can hold a grudge. Any or all of these godly traits can be used to one's advantage. And Hades is just a big softie, really.

I've never taken death lying down, and anyone who does is just plain lazy.

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Flock flock flock [12 Aug 2004|07:41am]
[ mood | mischievous ]

Topic: Is there any truth to the saying: keep your friends close, and your enemies closer? Do you have enemies? Do you have more friends than enemies?

Enemies? Friends? Silly superficial labels. Shame on you.

But getting close to others is always a good idea.

We are, by nature, social creatures. We enjoy good company, and in order to have good company, we have to get close to other people. And seeing that the terms of "friend" and "enemy" are so easily interchangeable, anyone and everyone can potentially be good company.

Wasn't that easy?

Of course, some people are more interesting to get close to than others. The good sort of interactions can bring about wonderful benefits, ranging from amusement to enjoyment to intellectual stimulation. Though personally, I feel that the best would be that priceless reaction you get when you manage to get under their skin and hit a nerve. Because that's real socialising.

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Shiny death machines [29 Jul 2004|01:16am]
[ mood | giggly ]


What kind of villian would you be?
LJ Username
Gender
Favorite color
Do you root for good, or for awesome?
Your trusted second in command chasingflint
Your arch nemesis, aka; bondage_truth
Evil appearance Dirty clothing, dirty skin, dirtyhair, your face is nothing but dirt and insanity. You stalk around, with nothing but your sick pleasures and your evil. Crazy ain't the half of it.
What you;ve done so far By now you have ammassed a great army, all of which are fierce, and powerful. Soon it will begin...
Your evil powers/skills You are invincible!
Chances of taking over/destroying world - 96%
This quiz by tea_chan - Taken 2619 Times.
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And...

Topic: What is your weapon of choice?

You'd think this would be a difficult question, but it isn't. Sure, there are a terrible many to choose from and every fun little piece has its own advantages and disadvantages, but considering that I run around with a single weapon strapped to my belt, it should be easy to figure out the one of choice.

So it's a sword, usually. I find swords to be the most straightforward of weapons... Just stick the pointy end in the other person, and you're done. Other weapons tend to encourage more colourful means of doing away with the enemy, and that's fine, I guess, but I find more satisfaction in collateral (read: emotional) damage, rather than the actual bodily harm itself.

Though if you speak in fine print... The best weapon I have is the fact that I feel no guilt.
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Useless longing [19 Jul 2004|10:49pm]
[ mood | irritated ]

Topic: What makes you jealous and how do you deal with it?

I think of a girl...Collapse )

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Limited options [07 Jul 2004|12:10pm]
[ mood | bitchy ]

Topic: Would you choose to live forever if you had the choice?

Yes.Collapse )

No?Collapse )

ARGH!Collapse )

I hate this question.Collapse )

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Things you lose in the line of duty [20 Jun 2004|07:33am]
[ mood | crushed ]

Topic: What have you most regretted losing?

My old sword. It was a really good, sturdy and loyal sword. It was the exact right balance for the turn of my wrist and swing of my arm. I think I took it off a trader who was passing through from Thebes, somewhere back in my early days, though I don't think I ever got around to thanking him, poor guy.

Anyway, I lost my sword when I got sucked in by quicksand and died (the first time).

Strange thing, that. They let you keep your clothes and armour when you go down into Tartarus, but not further accessories. I liked that sword. Hah, I wouldn't put it past one of Hades’ minions to have snatched it up.

That was a damn good sword. I've had others since then, but none were quite the same. Oh well.

PS. I've lost quite a lot of other supposedly more important things in life, but those losses were beyond my control, and are worthy of more productive emotions than regret.

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The end is the beginning of a beautiful adventure [14 Jun 2004|09:58am]
[ mood | giddy ]

Topic: The world will end tomorrow. What do you do today?

Laugh?

Why get attached to what's never gonna last?Collapse )

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