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Jul. 17th, 2007 01:37 pm
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I sold a book on Amazon to someone in Helsinki yesterday, and her surname looks like it came straight out of Quenya. It's the other way round, of course.
I am rather chuffed to notice that Children of Hurin has made the Tesco's value books list. A mythological tale by an author who's been dead for 30 years. I suppose it might be the incest factor.

I happened to be in the children's section of Waterstone's the other day and the done thing is to cash in on Harry Potter—2/3 of the books are about magic. Hardly an issue novel in sight. This started me thinking a bit: loads and loads of children's fantasy, but very little children's sf. Are children just not considered capable of understanding enough science to make it worthwhile?

A couple of quick recs:

[livejournal.com profile] matril ponders common complaints about the SW prequels.

Back to Where You Once Belonged, DW fic by [livejournal.com profile] sensiblecat. One of the best fics I've read about the Doctor and Martha stranded in 1969. Just enough angst, and a great Martha.

And then came 1969, and suddenly there was absolutely no money, and more time than they knew what to do with.

[livejournal.com profile] significantowl has Ten/Martha recs here.

Meme time!

Apr. 6th, 2005 07:53 pm
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] sarah531

a. Post a list of 15 fandoms. (tv shows, musicals, movies, books, etc.)
b. Have your friends list guess your favourite character/person from each one.
c. When guessed, bold the line, include the character/person name, and write a sentence about why you like that character/person.

I modified it to nine as I seem to have run out of fandoms.

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From [livejournal.com profile] hymnia:

Your results for Christian Traditions Selector

Find it here.

Rank Item Percent
1: Congregational/United Church of Christ (100%)
2: Presbyterian/Reformed (93%)
3: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (77%)
4: Church of Christ/Campbellite (54%)
5: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (53%)
6: Eastern Orthodox (50%)
7: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (49%)
8: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (47%)
9: Lutheran (46%)
10: Seventh-Day Adventist (46%)
11: Roman Catholic (42%)
12: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (29%)
13: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (19%)

I worked out that that reason it puts me as Congregational instead of Reformed is the one about losing salvation. 'No' gives you Congregational, 'Wrong question' gives you Presbyterian/Reformed. Hello, let me introduces the 5th point of Calvinism, the perseverance of the saints. I wanted an option that included 'You're asking the wrong question' and 'no'. Actually there were several questions where for the options given, none of them matched exactly what I believe.

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Dec. 11th, 2004 10:51 pm
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Watching Extended Return of the King. I bawl like an infant through the whole end sequence, both for the legitimate story reasons and for the mangled Tolkien. You know, that really could have been a superlative film. Growl.
One thing I noticed was how cramped it was, both geographically and timewise. You feel that Rohan, Gondor and Mordor are all tiny countries all on top of each other, and that it all takes place in about three days.


Dec. 11th, 2004 02:51 pm
owl: Part of the Mandlebrot Set, in blue (mandelbrot)
My sister has the Extended Edition RotK. My baby brother has gone to a RotK-watching party at the minister's house. The minister's eldest son bought it from amazon.co.uk, and it hadn't arrived yet when my brother left for his house. My sister bought her copy from Tesco's.

On that note, exceedingly funny badfic/pardoy over on [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants.
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This film trilogy had such possiblities...*sigh*


Jan. 3rd, 2004 08:27 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4 linked to this Telegraph article, about the reporter's efforts in the fanfic direction. Eek, we're getting mainstream. Next thing you know, they'll be taxing us...

I found this ironic:

Fanfiction.net is essentially self-policing and includes a set of sensible guidelines: you're expected to give your work a certificate, and nothing X-rated is allowed. You're asked, quite firmly, to do your readers the courtesy of spell-checking your work, and so on. The members of this sprawling literary community seem, in the main, to observe the rules with some seriousness.

Er, this is the same Pit of Voles we're talking about here, isn't it?

And [livejournal.com profile] chicagoamy posted Cliff Notes to the RotK Film, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] connielane. I would like to add Read more... )

Yes, I'm a cynic. *grin*

ETA: This is [livejournal.com profile] katsaris's script version of the Scouring of the Shire. Why oh why didn't Jackson hire him as a consultant?

RotK again

Dec. 30th, 2003 09:03 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] katsaris has reviewed RotK and said all what I felt was wrong with it better than I could have.
Did anyone else be reminded of Anakin's death in RotJ when Theoden was dying?
Eowyn: I've got to save you!
Theoden: You already did...
Me: You were right about me. Tell your sis-uh, brother, you were...in the wrong film.

There was another SW reference/coincidence I picked up on, but cannot remember. I think Aragorn was the perpetrator. Anyone else notice anything like that?

I made a new icon, featuring Luke Skywalker giving out characterisation tips, but apparently on a Mac all the words are smushed together. Can everyone see it ok? Carol and Sue liked it greatly, but [livejournal.com profile] emmi_girl didn't. Ah, these L/M shippers :-P
Handed in my Quantum assignment. It's a big pile of crap, but hey...
Did next to no work in the 4 hours I've been in the lab today. Read a Tolkien MarySue parody fic, called Game of the Gods, at the Pit of Voles, and surfed fandom_wank. Domlijah shippers and tinhats...Oh, for the days when LotR fandom wars were over the vexed question of whether or not Balrogs have wings. I should drop in at AFT or RABT and see what's going on there these days.
Annie Lennox is singing on the RotK soundtrack. Annie Lennox! And just when I thought the Jackson travesty couldn't get any worse...oww!


Sep. 2nd, 2003 08:18 pm
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My desktop is RotK!Frodo. He looks like a Pre-Raphealite St Sebastian, being stuck full of arrows. Poor Frodo.
Woohoo! Pointy-eared elf-chick, that's me!


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