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Rare response to a meme: post your photo taken now, un-altered, yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] pyat and [livejournal.com profile] yuki_onna.

Only if you need to see me. )
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Rare response to a meme: post your photo taken now, un-altered, yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] pyat and [livejournal.com profile] yuki_onna.

Only if you need to see me. )
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My list is much shorter than most, I think. I think the main differences between my list and the traditional ones are: the lack of anything by Moorcock (who I find rather turgid) or Anderson (oddly enough, never ran across his work until much later), the lack of any pulp/SnS except for Leiber, and the notable presence of young-adult and bandes-dessinées in the list.

Bestall, Alfred. "Rupert" annuals.

Cooper, Susan. "Dark is Rising" series of books.

Crowley, John. Little, Big.

Goscinny & Uderzo. "Asterix & Obelix" series of BD.

Hermann. "Les Tours de Bois-Maury" series of BD.

Le Guin, Ursula. "Earthsea" series of books.

Leiber, Fritz. All of his "Fafhrd and Grey Mouser" stories, but equally, the Chaykin and Mignola adaptations of same.

Lewis, C. S.. "Narnia" series of books.

Miyazaki, Hayao. "Nausicäa" series of manga, and nearly all his films (esp "Mononoke-hime", "Laputa", and "Nausicaa").

Moebius. "L'Incal" series of BD.

Pyle, Howard. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

Tolkein, J.R.R.. The Hobbit and "The Lord Of The Rings" series of books.

Vance, Jack. Lyonesse, Madouc, The Green Pearl.

van Gulik, Robert. "Judge Dee" series of books.

Wolfe, Gene. "Book of the New Sun" series of books, "Soldier" series of books, "Book of the Long Sun" series of books.
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My list is much shorter than most, I think. I think the main differences between my list and the traditional ones are: the lack of anything by Moorcock (who I find rather turgid) or Anderson (oddly enough, never ran across his work until much later), the lack of any pulp/SnS except for Leiber, and the notable presence of young-adult and bandes-dessinées in the list.

Bestall, Alfred. "Rupert" annuals.

Cooper, Susan. "Dark is Rising" series of books.

Crowley, John. Little, Big.

Goscinny & Uderzo. "Asterix & Obelix" series of BD.

Hermann. "Les Tours de Bois-Maury" series of BD.

Le Guin, Ursula. "Earthsea" series of books.

Leiber, Fritz. All of his "Fafhrd and Grey Mouser" stories, but equally, the Chaykin and Mignola adaptations of same.

Lewis, C. S.. "Narnia" series of books.

Miyazaki, Hayao. "Nausicäa" series of manga, and nearly all his films (esp "Mononoke-hime", "Laputa", and "Nausicaa").

Moebius. "L'Incal" series of BD.

Pyle, Howard. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

Tolkein, J.R.R.. The Hobbit and "The Lord Of The Rings" series of books.

Vance, Jack. Lyonesse, Madouc, The Green Pearl.

van Gulik, Robert. "Judge Dee" series of books.

Wolfe, Gene. "Book of the New Sun" series of books, "Soldier" series of books, "Book of the Long Sun" series of books.
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1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with no editing.1
4. Post these instructions with your picture.2





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1 There was no editing; there was, however, resizing.
2 I do not, as a matter of course, indulge in memes; but, when all one's e-pals dive in, one feels a certain sense of obligation.
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1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with no editing.1
4. Post these instructions with your picture.2





____
1 There was no editing; there was, however, resizing.
2 I do not, as a matter of course, indulge in memes; but, when all one's e-pals dive in, one feels a certain sense of obligation.
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This seems to have turned into a meme. While I rarely participate in these sorts of things, sometimes I do, so here I go.




My dentist office used to have little digests that included reprints of the adventures of Tintin, done in black and white. The one I remember earliest was either The Black Island or King Ottokar's Sceptre, I'm not sure which one. I'm choosing this one, because I think it's one of the best comic book covers ever made. Hergé was a visual genius.


Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] judd_sonofbert and [livejournal.com profile] thebitterguy.
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This seems to have turned into a meme. While I rarely participate in these sorts of things, sometimes I do, so here I go.




My dentist office used to have little digests that included reprints of the adventures of Tintin, done in black and white. The one I remember earliest was either The Black Island or King Ottokar's Sceptre, I'm not sure which one. I'm choosing this one, because I think it's one of the best comic book covers ever made. Hergé was a visual genius.


Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] judd_sonofbert and [livejournal.com profile] thebitterguy.
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Your assignment: link to a photograph of an image that inspires you (from the Library of Congress's collection of wartime colour photos) and list the character's aspects (either in the comments here, or better yet on your own blog).

Diana Stefaniak, Factory Gal )

Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] drivingblind.
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Your assignment: link to a photograph of an image that inspires you (from the Library of Congress's collection of wartime colour photos) and list the character's aspects (either in the comments here, or better yet on your own blog).

Diana Stefaniak, Factory Gal )

Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] drivingblind.
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On Friday December 20th in 1985, I left my billet in southern France on the morning train, heading to Paris to make a connection with a train to Dieppe for a ferry on to the UK (two week Christmas holiday to anticipate). Somewhere in transit, Parisian labour luminaries decided to mount a metro strike. When I arrived in Paris at Gare de Lyon (or d'Austerlitz, I don't remember which), I had been in France for five months and was equipped with rather detailed directions on how to use the metro to get from Gare de Lyon to make my connection at Gare du Nord. Luckily the timing of the trip had left me with a few hours to spare in Paris, so I still had the ability to make my connection, but as for the leisurely few hours of shopping, that went directly out the window.

Smack in the middle of rush-hour, on a Friday afternoon, the week before Christmas, and I had to make my way across the face of downtown Paris without being able to make good use of the metro as planned.

for the rest of the hijinks, click through the cut )
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On Friday December 20th in 1985, I left my billet in southern France on the morning train, heading to Paris to make a connection with a train to Dieppe for a ferry on to the UK (two week Christmas holiday to anticipate). Somewhere in transit, Parisian labour luminaries decided to mount a metro strike. When I arrived in Paris at Gare de Lyon (or d'Austerlitz, I don't remember which), I had been in France for five months and was equipped with rather detailed directions on how to use the metro to get from Gare de Lyon to make my connection at Gare du Nord. Luckily the timing of the trip had left me with a few hours to spare in Paris, so I still had the ability to make my connection, but as for the leisurely few hours of shopping, that went directly out the window.

Smack in the middle of rush-hour, on a Friday afternoon, the week before Christmas, and I had to make my way across the face of downtown Paris without being able to make good use of the metro as planned.

for the rest of the hijinks, click through the cut )
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Like [livejournal.com profile] robin_d_laws, I am naturally meme-averse. However, unlike him, I have not pledged against them1. Thus, I pay forward my debt to [livejournal.com profile] life_on_queen.
For the first five people who reply to me and re-post this challenge, I will send you something. It might be something I've made just for you, or something cool from my collection, it might be a mix CD or a book I think you will enjoy, a graphic or something else that I think you might like. Whatever it is, I promise that I will get it to you in 365 days or less or you are allowed to beat me with a wet noodle.

The only thing you need to do in order to participate is to be one of the first five to reply to this, AND post this entry on YOUR live journal - 'cause its fun to give people stuff.

And believe me, people, I have some pretty cool stuff to gift away!



1 This is perhaps a liberal interpretation of the spirit, if not the word, of Rule 12.
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Like [livejournal.com profile] robin_d_laws, I am naturally meme-averse. However, unlike him, I have not pledged against them1. Thus, I pay forward my debt to [livejournal.com profile] life_on_queen.
For the first five people who reply to me and re-post this challenge, I will send you something. It might be something I've made just for you, or something cool from my collection, it might be a mix CD or a book I think you will enjoy, a graphic or something else that I think you might like. Whatever it is, I promise that I will get it to you in 365 days or less or you are allowed to beat me with a wet noodle.

The only thing you need to do in order to participate is to be one of the first five to reply to this, AND post this entry on YOUR live journal - 'cause its fun to give people stuff.

And believe me, people, I have some pretty cool stuff to gift away!



1 This is perhaps a liberal interpretation of the spirit, if not the word, of Rule 12.
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Well, [livejournal.com profile] doc_mystery and [livejournal.com profile] waiwode have done it, so I must also step to the plate, I suppose.

Click through to see my version of The List(tm) )

Owned at one point: 66
Still owned: 45
Played: 55
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Well, [livejournal.com profile] doc_mystery and [livejournal.com profile] waiwode have done it, so I must also step to the plate, I suppose.

Click through to see my version of The List(tm) )

Owned at one point: 66
Still owned: 45
Played: 55

1966!

Mar. 8th, 2007 09:19
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Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] pyat.

meme: search for your birth-year on YouTube; post a music video.

Those of my birth year apparently suffer from an embarrassment of riches. What to chose?
I think, in the final analysis, it would have to be this by the master monk hisself.

1966!

Mar. 8th, 2007 09:19
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Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] pyat.

meme: search for your birth-year on YouTube; post a music video.

Those of my birth year apparently suffer from an embarrassment of riches. What to chose?
I think, in the final analysis, it would have to be this by the master monk hisself.
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OK, just about everyone on my friends list has already done this meme, so now I feel compelled. Curse you, memes!

Read more... )
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OK, just about everyone on my friends list has already done this meme, so now I feel compelled. Curse you, memes!

Read more... )

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