October 13th, 2004
|03:45 pm - Updated: A little quiz thing ...|
Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does
This should be easy, since my music tastes run to the weird and obscure.
Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell - Sopor Aeturnus.
Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does
Ok, this is going to be tricky, since there are some serious bibliophiles out there.
Without being tricky and using fencing books or books in Chinese, how about :
Strike 1 :
Islandia - Austin Tappan Wright. dmw is definitely a bibliophile.
(Edit: and dmw correctly guessed that I bought it (among a bunch of other books which attacked me in a dusty secondhand bookshop) because I used to play on the Islandia TinyMud (or was it a MUCK by then ?). Sometime around 1991-2ish, I guess ... )
Strike 2 :
Voyage From Yesteryear - James P. Hogan.
Ok, this time for sure : Epee Fencing : a complete system - Imre Vass.
(like anyone will notice this edit after 5 days :-) )
Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does
Hmmm, also tricky, since so many of you are SF fans.
How about : Danger Mouse Saves the World ... Again
Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has
This should be easier ... maybe.
Bettyhill (a town on the north coast of Scotland, about 20 miles west of Thurso).
I presume the idea is that if you've read the book/got the video/been to the place/got the CD, you should comment and I have to try to pick something even more obscure. Go for it.
Current Mood: curious
|Date:||October 13th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)|| |
Ah, Islandia, the great patchwork of text bits that someone thought was publishable, redacted from the notes and drawings and maps of the outsider artist ATW. I have a beat up paperback, probably for much the same reason as you, although I never played on Islandia the mud for long, if at all. Try again :-)
Trying - see updated version above :-)
|Date:||October 13th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Is that the one about the kids? I don't think I have that, or indeed much Hogan at all... all a bit too libertarian for me, maybe...
Yup, a colony is "seeded" with a bunch of robots who raise kids from embryos, then much later, when faster means of travel come along, another ship is sent to that world. Libertarian wackiness ensues.
Book: Bzzzzt. Try something other than Science Fiction for a book and you might possibly avoid conflicting with me. Voyage From Yesteryear. Hah! Amateurs!
This time for sure !
(Hey Rocky, watch me pull a book that reverancepavane
hasn't got out of my hat ... )