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Write the following and take a picture!

1. Your username.
2. Your favorite band.
3. Draw a heart.
4. Your favorite person.
5. How are you today?
6. Tag 5 people.


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oxfordtweed: (WTF - Wham)
1. How many clowns would it take to freak you out?

I dunno. Depends on the sorts of clowns, I'd say. Regular clowns, or the killer sort that come from outer space?

2. What is your favourite card game?

Village Idiot. But I have to be re-taught every time we play, because I forget the rules every time, which inevitably leads to me just throwing all my cards down and shouting, "Go, Johnny, go go go go!" at least once.

3. Are the undies you're wearing right now age appropriate?

Does a dressing gown count? Because that's all I'm wearing.

4. Five things you can touch right now without getting up.

Bag of Doritos, bottle of ginger ale, hair brush, fic notes, my iPhone.

5. You have to be somewhere on the fourth floor of a building. Do you take the lift/elevator?

Oh, I'm half tempted to delete this question and replace it with something else, just out of spite. Yes, I take the lift. Even when it threatens to stall with me in it, because getting trapped in it is still less painful than taking the stairs.

6. How do you feel about your reflection?

My reflection is fine. It's photographs of myself that I can't bear. I'm always used to seeing myself in mirror vision, so I just look WRONG in photograph. And my freckles are on the wrong side of my neck, from my perspective, in photograph. That bothers me.

7. What are you thinking about right now?

This meme. Duh.

8. Write the first word that comes to mind.

fasdfjalsdfa Fuck don't put me on the spot like that.

9. Dog person or cat person?

Cats. Definitely.

10.If you came across $2,000 (or other currency) would you keep it or turn it in?

I've kept it before, and I'd keep it again. How do you think my broke ass was able to afford an iPhone in the first place?

11.What was the last thing that you bought?

New notebook. For fic notes.

12.If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Somewhere that has both culture and dry heat. And then I would live there.

13.Where do you see yourself in five years?

In a slightly bigger flat, but otherwise, right where I'm at now. I'm fairly genuinely happy lately. And I don't even have to juggle apples to be able to say that.

14.Last book you've read?

I'm currently knee-deep in about four different books at once. The last one I clapped eyes on was a physics textbook (which I dropped in the bath the other day)

15.What are you doing this weekend?

My weekend is almost over. I slept. And will be doing more of that shortly.

16.If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?

I dunno. I can fake a fair amount of them, but I don't understand time. Or scale. Or know how to read music. Basically, it's maths with strings and reeds and valves. No wonder I suck at it.

17.How are you?

Bored. See title.
oxfordtweed: (WTF - Wham)
1. How many clowns would it take to freak you out?

I dunno. Depends on the sorts of clowns, I'd say. Regular clowns, or the killer sort that come from outer space?

2. What is your favourite card game?

Village Idiot. But I have to be re-taught every time we play, because I forget the rules every time, which inevitably leads to me just throwing all my cards down and shouting, "Go, Johnny, go go go go!" at least once.

3. Are the undies you're wearing right now age appropriate?

Does a dressing gown count? Because that's all I'm wearing.

4. Five things you can touch right now without getting up.

Bag of Doritos, bottle of ginger ale, hair brush, fic notes, my iPhone.

5. You have to be somewhere on the fourth floor of a building. Do you take the lift/elevator?

Oh, I'm half tempted to delete this question and replace it with something else, just out of spite. Yes, I take the lift. Even when it threatens to stall with me in it, because getting trapped in it is still less painful than taking the stairs.

6. How do you feel about your reflection?

My reflection is fine. It's photographs of myself that I can't bear. I'm always used to seeing myself in mirror vision, so I just look WRONG in photograph. And my freckles are on the wrong side of my neck, from my perspective, in photograph. That bothers me.

7. What are you thinking about right now?

This meme. Duh.

8. Write the first word that comes to mind.

fasdfjalsdfa Fuck don't put me on the spot like that.

9. Dog person or cat person?

Cats. Definitely.

10.If you came across $2,000 (or other currency) would you keep it or turn it in?

I've kept it before, and I'd keep it again. How do you think my broke ass was able to afford an iPhone in the first place?

11.What was the last thing that you bought?

New notebook. For fic notes.

12.If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Somewhere that has both culture and dry heat. And then I would live there.

13.Where do you see yourself in five years?

In a slightly bigger flat, but otherwise, right where I'm at now. I'm fairly genuinely happy lately. And I don't even have to juggle apples to be able to say that.

14.Last book you've read?

I'm currently knee-deep in about four different books at once. The last one I clapped eyes on was a physics textbook (which I dropped in the bath the other day)

15.What are you doing this weekend?

My weekend is almost over. I slept. And will be doing more of that shortly.

16.If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?

I dunno. I can fake a fair amount of them, but I don't understand time. Or scale. Or know how to read music. Basically, it's maths with strings and reeds and valves. No wonder I suck at it.

17.How are you?

Bored. See title.
oxfordtweed: (A case! - Sherlock)
1. People who have been tagged should write the answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new, original question.

2. Tag eight people:

I don't tag. I can never keep track of who's been tagged and who hasn't. Do it if you want to.


1.Make a list of 5 things that you can see without getting up.
Half a jug of orange squash, bag of granola, Mycroft Bear, darts board with half a dozen darts stuck in, deerstalker hat

2. How do you style your hair?
I don't. It's a ginger mess that does as it pleases.

3. What are you wearing now?
Pyjamas. Always pyjamas. My T-shirt has the "Happy Zombie Jesus Day" Cyanide and Happiness comic on the front.

4. What's your favourite chemical equation?
C6H12O6(s)+6O2(g) --> 6CO2(g)+6H2O(g)

5. What do you hear right now?
The Beatles - Octopus's Garden. I was in the mood for some terribly over-rated (note: not bad; just over-rated) music tonight.

6. Who was the last person you hugged?
Ryan

7. What is/was for dinner?
I... don't think I've eaten today. Or yesterday. I should do that.

8. What did you do today?
Slept. I only just woke up about two hours ago.

9. Dog person or cat person?
Cat. Dogs scare the piss out of me.

10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Zed. It's what everyone already calls me anyway, so might as well make it easy.

11. What was the last thing that you bought?
Chinese takeaway. Yum.

12. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I'd emigrate to England. Just for the healthcare.

13. Favourite band/musician?
Ballboy. No, the Residents. No, Bob Dylan. No, Tripod. Wait, Incubus. I DON'T KNOW!

14. Favourite book?
The Guide.

15. What are you doing this weekend?
Hopefully, getting my damn graphics tablet so I can make art.

16. If you could go back and do one thing over, what would it be?
I don't know. Nothing, I don't think. Who we are is a culmination of our experiences, and I like who I am. If I changed something and it resulted in a different outcome, I might become a different person.

17. How are you?
Bored. Back-paining a bit. Contemplating eating something. Maybe later.

18. If you have spring break, what are you doing for it?
I live in Las Vegas. I avoid everything as a habit.

19. What are you looking forward to the most?
Getting my graphics tablet in the post.
oxfordtweed: (Watson - WTF)
It's evil author day! Woo! So the meme:

Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

Pick out the title that most intrigues you, or appeals to you, or whatever, and I'll post a snippet!

Cabin Pressure
Manhattan, etc

Friends
The One Where Chandler Doesn't Drive
The One Where Joey Dies (spoilers: he doesn't. Drake dies again)

Hitchhiker's Guide
Perfectly Safe

Hot Fuzz
Blue Fury

Sherlock (BBC)
Diamond Dog
Recovery
[some untitled thing that may wind up totally negated by Recovery, and therefore may never be finished, which is a shame because I did a lot of research on eating human brains for this one]


I've only listed WIPs which have even a snowball's chance in hell of being finished. That is, my documents folder goes back to 1998, and is full of half-finished atrocities. The stuff I've listed here is all within about a year old.

Last one!

Feb. 14th, 2011 11:32 pm
oxfordtweed: Manny Bianco holding a sign that reads 'Oh no!' (Oh no - Manny)
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures

Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets

Uhm....... I don't really buy into the whole concept of romantic love. Emotional love, of course. If I didn't think that existed, I wouldn't still be with Ryan after 11 years. That is a long damn time.

There are other things I love in a more visceral sense. I love beef with barley soup. And Hot Fuzz. And cosmology, astronomy, and astrophysics. And music; can't forget music. I especially love Ballboy. And the Residents. And the Velvet Underground.


I guess what I'm saying is that I totally don't understand what today's post is supposed to be about.
oxfordtweed: (H2G2 - Stop it)
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires

Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets

1. Legally Blonde - Shut up, I love that movie!

Uhm.... I dunno. I keep most everything out in the open. I'm not really sure what all to put on this list. I totally suck at this meme.
oxfordtweed: (Zaphod - H2G2)
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do

Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets

1. For the desktop to work. That counts, right?

2. To not have to restart my laptop when I want to use my tablet. I think that also counts.

3. To be able to, just once, finish an entire meal and not get kind of ill half-way through it.

4. Quarters for the laundry I've been neglecting to do.


Wow. I got to four before I ran out of ideas! I'm a very boring person, apparently.
oxfordtweed: (To me you are perfect - Mark)
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off

Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets


1. This meme! I don't know why it's so hard to do this every day.

2. The dishes.

3. Laundry.

4. Several fics. Are they important enough to make it on this list? Sod it; they're going on anyway, because I'm still putting off doing them.


Uhm... I dunno. Everything else is done. The bills are all paid up, there are edibles in the kitchen, and... yeah.
oxfordtweed: (Fit - Sherlock)
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet

Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets

1. Fire Fox. Stop freezing on me, you bitch.

2. I have these weird little seizures. Not fits, like what you'd see on Casualty, but they're still classified as seizures. Basically, my brain just shuts off for a short period of time (usually just a few seconds), and I kind of forget how to talk, and my motor functions sort of cease to exist. The effect is that I basically just come off as a massive space case. This is not what pisses me off. I'm used to it. No, what pisses me off is when this happens when I'm in the middle of saying something, and people try to finish my sentence for me. I can almost guarantee that whatever you will say for me is not what I was going to say, so please just stop. D:



God, I suck at this meme. I can't think of anything else that pisses me off on a steady enough basis to stick on here. Obviously, there are things that pop up, like bank cards not getting sent out on time, or accidnetally dropping knives on my feet, but I don't really think either of those belong on a list like this, since that would piss off anyone.
oxfordtweed: (Keep Calm - Guide)
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets

1. A Sonic Screwdriver. No, an actual Sonic Screwdriver. I have one of the toys, but it doesn't actually fill that need. Think of all the stuff I could get done with one of those.

2. A copy of the Guide. Yes, that Guide. Between this and a Sonic Screwdriver, I could rule the planet. Probably wouldn't, though. Too much work.

3. A really high-powered telescope. Or at least access to one. Whenever I want.


I don't know. that's all I've got, and it took me ten minutes to come up with that, and only the third one is even mildly serious. Really, I'd do with any telescope, but in this city, it's hardly worth it. I pretty much have everything that I need, and can't think of anything that I want.
oxfordtweed: (H2G2 - Betelgeuse)
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets


1. My IQ is 169. This is the first time I've ever put that out in a public space.

2. I've been published three times in three separate anthologies. Again, not something I usually like to throw out there.

3. I make the best spaghetti bolognaise on the planet.

4. I've had no formal art training, outside of two pottery classes, and a drawing class that I ditched after less than a week, because it was boring (the pottery classes, however, were quite fun).

5. I've never finished a science class with less than 100% for my final grade. I have finished with far more than that, however.

6. In high school, I failed English/Lit courses five times over three years. Yes, I do take pride in this, because my high school English/Lit teachers, with one exception, were all idiots. When I was finally thrown into the remedial classes, where the teacher let me read ACD and F Scott Fitzgerald (rather than the YA drivel that was being passed off as literature), I managed to pass without incident. She was really cool, and I wish I could remember her name. She was brilliant, and restored my faith a bit in high school teachers. Also, it just goes to show that you don't need good marks to pull off my second point.

7. When I was 12, I was told that I'd never walk again. If I'm really desperate and running late, I can still run to catch a bus. I hate it, and it hurts, but I can still do it.

WIP Meme

Jan. 29th, 2011 01:27 pm
oxfordtweed: (ORLY - Sherlock)
Post a line from as many of your WIPs as you want, with no explanation attached.



  • “Oh, no. Not at all,” Douglas replied, actually managing to sound casual. “I’m certain we got all of those tins of rotted fish off the plane.”

  • “Oh, goodness, no,” Nicholas responded as he picked up a pair of chopsticks. “I don’t like sashimi, either. Disgusting.” He looked down at Danny’s plate and pointed with his sticks at something orange and green wrapped with rice. “Here, try that one.”

  • “Really,” Sherlock insisted. “Well, there was this one girl when I was in primary school, but when you’re seven years old, ‘relationship’ isn’t really the right word, I don’t think.”

  • “It’s something of a hobby,” Ford said. “But someone else’s. I just keep getting dragged along. I don’t much like it, you see. It’s terribly confusing.”

  • “I don’t know what you do with phones, but most people use them to communicate with other people who aren’t in the same room as them.” Sherlock had to resist the urge to call Mycroft any names, since doing so had the habit of seeing him thrown out of the building.




I think that's all of them. But now I can't believe that I have so many. D:

I'd offer to let you try to guess the fandoms, but I think they may all be sort of really obvious. I am so predictable. Maybe more interesting would be guessing the context.
oxfordtweed: (Freud! - Phoebe)
Uhm, yeah. A few new people lately, so let's play a game.

Ask me a question. Any question, and I'll answer it.



Go, Johnny, go go go go!
oxfordtweed: (Mycroft - Bitch please)
This meme's been going around, and I'm putting off doing stuff. Be warned, here be mild spoilers for Sherlock (BBC).

I know no one cares and this is quite long, anyway )

Icon Meme

Dec. 22nd, 2010 02:52 pm
oxfordtweed: Dr Zoidberg riding a giant sperm (Sperm - Zoidberg)
I've just spent the last hour uploading four stories to FF.net (seriously, why is it such a pain in the arse to use that site?), so now I reward myself by slacking with a meme.

001. Reply to this post, and I will pick 6-8 of your icons.
002. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
003. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
004. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

Icons picked by [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna



I can't remember where I found this one, but I've had it for a while. It's from a photoshoot he did with Nick Frost, and which was documented on one of the extras on the Hot Fuzz DVD. I dunno, something about Simon Pegg in those tight little shorts and Union Jack shirt just cracks me up.



This scene never fails to make me laugh. Who gets stabbed by Santa? Seriously! Nicholas Angel, that's who. Okay, even if it really was just a homeless man dressed as Father Christmas, it's still hilarious.



From the video for Subterranean Homesick Blues. It's two words that just say so much. How can you enjoy anything if you don't enjoy being yourself?



From a scene from Top Gear. I don't even remember what the argument was about, but Hammond and Jezza were going at it, and Hammond took the card at ate it. And then many jokes about hamsters eating paper were made. Hilarious.



Look at Nicholas. Just look at how upset he is. That is not a happy man. Something about him on a train, looking miserable, and holding that ridiculous plant just = funny.



Snakefinger! This guy really could have gone far. He was excellent with the guitar, and with the violin. Supposedly, he got his name because someone saw a photograph of him playing his violin, and they remarked how one of his fingers looked like a snake that was poised to strike. Of course, he was also a collaborator with the Residents, so this story may or may not be true.



Life on Mars + Camberwick Green = funny. Nuff said.
oxfordtweed: (Swans belong to Spock - Star Trek)
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, underline what you've read more than one, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt.

01) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
02) The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
03) Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
04) Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
05) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
06) The Bible
07) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
08) Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
09) His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11) Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12) Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13) Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14) Complete Works of Shakespeare
15) Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16) The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17) Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18) Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19) The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20) Middlemarch - George Eliot
21) Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22) The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23) The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
24) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (I feel like I should, like, increase the font or something on this one)
26) Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27) Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28) Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29) Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30) The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31) Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32) David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33) The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
34) Emma -Jane Austen
35) Persuasion - Jane Austen
36) The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37) The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38) Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39) Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40) Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
41) Animal Farm - George Orwell
42) The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43) One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44) A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45) The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46) Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47) Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48) The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49) Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50) Atonement - Ian McEwan
51) Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52) Dune - Frank Herbert
53) Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54) Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55) A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56) The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57) A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58) Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60) Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61) Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63) The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64) The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65) Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66) On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67) Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68) Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69) Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70) Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71) Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72) Dracula - Bram Stoker
73) The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74) Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75) Ulysses - James Joyce
76) The Inferno - Dante
77) Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78) Germinal - Emile Zola
79) Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80) Possession - AS Byatt
81) A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82) Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83) The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84) The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85) Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86) A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87) Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
88) The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90) The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92) The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93) The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94) Watership Down - Richard Adams
95) A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96) A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97) Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
98) Frankenstein - Mary Shelly
99) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100) Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Of most of the ones I bolded, I read in high school, much to the annoyance of my English/lit teacher, actually (whom I had for two years, and hated). I wound up failing English so many times, because I refused to read the books assigned to us, on the grounds that they were drivel.

It wasn't after getting stuck in a remedial English/lit class that I was able to get any enjoyment out of the affair, because that teacher (whom I had for the next two years) realised that the reason I'd kept failing my classes was because I found ACD far more entertaining than some lame book that M Knight Shamammallama would later rip off and turn into the Village (which also sucked).
oxfordtweed: (Sherlock - Mad Grin)
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, underline what you've read more than one, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt.

01) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
02) The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
03) Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
04) Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
05) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
06) The Bible
07) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
08) Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
09) His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11) Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12) Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13) Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14) Complete Works of Shakespeare
15) Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16) The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17) Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18) Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19) The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20) Middlemarch - George Eliot
21) Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22) The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23) The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
24) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (I feel like I should, like, increase the font or something on this one)
26) Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27) Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28) Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29) Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30) The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31) Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32) David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33) The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
34) Emma -Jane Austen
35) Persuasion - Jane Austen
36) The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37) The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38) Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39) Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40) Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
41) Animal Farm - George Orwell
42) The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43) One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44) A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45) The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46) Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47) Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48) The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49) Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50) Atonement - Ian McEwan
51) Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52) Dune - Frank Herbert
53) Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54) Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55) A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56) The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57) A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58) Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60) Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61) Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63) The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64) The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65) Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66) On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67) Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68) Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69) Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70) Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71) Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72) Dracula - Bram Stoker
73) The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74) Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75) Ulysses - James Joyce
76) The Inferno - Dante
77) Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78) Germinal - Emile Zola
79) Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80) Possession - AS Byatt
81) A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82) Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83) The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84) The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85) Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86) A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87) Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
88) The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90) The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92) The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93) The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94) Watership Down - Richard Adams
95) A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96) A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97) Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
98) Frankenstein - Mary Shelly
99) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100) Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Of most of the ones I bolded, I read in high school, much to the annoyance of my English/lit teacher, actually (whom I had for two years, and hated). I wound up failing English so many times, because I refused to read the books assigned to us, on the grounds that they were drivel.

It wasn't after getting stuck in a remedial English/lit class that I was able to get any enjoyment out of the affair, because that teacher (whom I had for the next two years) realised that the reason I'd kept failing my classes was because I found ACD far more entertaining than some lame book that M Knight Shamammallama would later rip off and turn into the Village (which also sucked).

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Dec. 3rd, 2010 08:00 am
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Since today is shaping up to be a fairly blah sort of day, here's a meme that's going around right now:


Pretend for a minute that the only contact you have ever had with me is through my fic (or gaming). We've never exchanged LJ comments or emails, never hung out in chat or on IM, never talked on the phone or met each other at a convention, none of that stuff. The only thing you know about me is the kind of fic (/threads) I write.

Based on the way I write my characters, and the way they speak, think, and behave, what does that say to you about what kind of person I am, my attitudes and opinions about real-life issues?

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