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Comfort books

Neil Gaiman said, here, At different times of my life, my 'Comfort Book' has been Narnia, LOTR, Glory Road, Cold Comfort Farm, Psmith Journalist, Father Brown.

Which got me thinking about my comfort books, of course. At different times in my life, mine have been Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Watership Down, Steven Brust's Jhereg books (there must've been something between those last two, but I can't remember what), Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies, The Adept series by Katherine Kurtz and Deborah Turner Harris, Susan Howatch's novels (Glamorous Powers and Mystical Paths being two that spring to mind), and, one that might seem odd to the two people on my flist who have read it, An Exchange of Hostages by Susan R. Matthews.

Comfort movies/series that come to mind are Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, Fruits Basket, and GetBackers.

What are yours, if you're so inclined?

Also, while I'm here, Wil Wheaton says that THIS is the coolest picture you'll see all day. I'm inclined to agree. (It's not spoilery for anything, btw.)

Off to run errands for a bit, but I look forward to hearing about your comfort books! Or, hey, pictures cooler than that, if you've seen any today. *g*

ETA: Later, Neil asked what makes a book a comfort book, and the nearest I can figure, for me, it's worlds that are easy to move into. Not necessarily worlds I'd *want* to live in permanently, but worlds that are easy to get immersed in.
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Lemming!

OK, last one to the party, but I wanna play, too, if anybody has questions for me!

Ask me my fannish Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.
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Music meme

Gacked from pixelism:

"These songs always make me ______. So! Give me a play list. 7-10 songs that fit this sentence -- you get to fill in the blank yourself.

(Examples:These songs always make me dance. These songs always make me cry. These songs always make me happy. You get the idea.)



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    Erasure - A Little Respect
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Book meme

Gacked from skipthedemon:

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.


"Even to many would-be evildoers, destroying the world is scary. If it is gone, who will you torment? And yet, controlling the world doesn't quite appeal either. It sounds like too much work!"
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Letter meme

1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.


(You can comment without playing—tell me if you want a letter, and I will be happy to give you one.)

selenak gave me "B."

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Uhm, let's see, what other memes are going around? If anybody happens to want DVD commentary on anything, my fic is HERE and there are older Dresden Files TV-verse stories HERE. My stuff is all pretty short, but I probably have Things to Say anyway. *g*
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Meme sheep

Taken from all over the flist, but most recently from smithy161, the first lines meme:

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Patterns, hmm. If it's Doctor-POV, I don't tend to tell you that in the first sentence. I like to start off completely in his head, although seeing them all together like that makes me think it might be annoying. There are a couple of tight Master-POV ones that are the same way. Generally speaking, you know who it is by the second sentence, but, um. It might be nice to know that from the first, huh?

Hee—I think my favorite of these is #17. It's from the dialogue-only meme, but I like to think it's fairly obvious who's speaking anyway.
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Meme, and vid recs.

Taken most recently from skipthedemon. This is the "Omnivore's Hundred" as compiled by Very Good Taste.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results. (You can also go here to find links to explanations of the less-identifiable foods).

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Also, three Doctor Who vid recs. I love this part of VVC, when it's over and people post their vids. So. Much. Awesome.

cherryice made What We Had, which is Martha, Jack, and Mickey-centric, and will break your heart for them a little. Oh, Ten, you do need a good shaking sometimes. Something occurred to me while watching this. It's not the ones the Doctor loves best who get better. There's meta in my head somewhere about that, but it hasn't settled yet.

flummery made Handlebars, which is Ten-centric, fun and bouncy right up until it gets scary. As it should be. It's probably the best I've seen for getting at all sides of Ten.

fan_eunice made the perfect cracky-but-earnest Doctor/Master vid Never Loved a Man (The Way that I Love You). It makes me very happy, and I'm so glad jackiekjono won that auction. *g*