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Here we go again
Yes, it's another questions thingy, because I'm bored (and quite probably boring). Stolen from kennedybak this time.

[A] First, recommend to me:
1. a movie:
2. a book:
3. a musical artist, song, or album:

[B] I want everyone who reads this to ask me three questions, no more, no less. Ask me anything you want.

[C] Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends to ask you anything & say that you stole it from me.
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j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Never even heard of your recommendations, so thank you -- that means they're things I mightn't've found otherwise!

B1 Are you a goth?

Noooo! No no no! Not a bit! The anti-goth, that's me.

2 No, really, are you a goth?

No! We-ell...

3 Be honest now, you're a goth, aren't you?

Okay maybe just a little bit.
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j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah-ha! Thank you. Various people have recommended me this in the past, & now it's approaching critical recommendation mass, which means I will probably get round to reading it soon. :-)
marnameow From: marnameow Date: November 17th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
[A]1 Happiness
[A]2 Re-read the entire Daphne du Maurier big pile 'o' books!
[A]3 General Khaki! (i am turning into Sean, see?)

[B]1 As you were having your *horrible* morning, did you not take refuge in the fact that you could turn it into an excellent lj rant?
[B]2 Could I keep sheep on my balcony, do you reckon? Little shetlands, for the wool for spinning with.
[B]3 Who's your favourite fictional cat?
j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
As you were having your *horrible* morning, did you not take refuge in the fact that you could turn it into an excellent lj rant?

Och it wasn't that horrible really, apart from the stupid woman in the car, that sort of thing always makes me feel icky and angry. But yeah, the thing that keeps me sane when people are being STUPID around me is the fact that I'm turning it into narrative & dialogue in my head as I go along.

Could I keep sheep on my balcony, do you reckon? Little shetlands, for the wool for spinning with.

Yeah! No problem! That would rock! ... Oh, wait, what would they eat?

Who's your favourite fictional cat?

Faithful, the kitten in Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness books. He's a little black kitten with violet eyes who kind of looks after Alanna on the Goddess's behalf. Read Tamora Pierce! She rocks! At least, if you like reading about girls doing Great Deeds, and magic, and stuff. :-)
barrysarll From: barrysarll Date: November 17th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
1. Unless I am certain people have seen it, I always say A Matter of Life and Death.
2. Mademoiselle de Maupin - Theophile Gautier
3. Hawksley Workman!

1. Has Cambridge gained any good new shops to replace all the fine ones it lost?
2. If you moved to London where would you want to live?
3. Jamie Cullum - why?
j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't seen A Matter of Life and Death. In fact I haven't even heard of any of your recommendations. Ace! New stuff!

Has Cambridge gained any good new shops to replace all the fine ones it lost?

Um... what did it lose? I've only been here for 4 years. It still has lots of ace cool charity shops on Burleigh Street. :-) And there's Fopp, which is the best record shop EVAH, but they have those everywhere. Well, lots of places.

If you moved to London where would you want to live?

Camden! (Where could I afford to live, now, that's another question.) I dunno really... Greenwich seems pretty damn cool from what I've seen of it so far. But then lots of my friends live in Bermondsey, & that seems like a decent place too. If I was living in London but still commuting to Cambridge, it'd have to be North London somewhere, though...

Everywhere! I want to live everywhere!

Jamie Cullum - why?

Is he the one who did the cover of 'High & Dry'? If so, I suspect the answer to "Why?" is "Because R2 promoted him lots and lots". See also Lucie Silvas (who is boring, but 'What You're Made Of' was so totally the right song at the right time for me); Katie Melua (who I sort of sneakingly like even though she is quite bland, but don't tell anyone); Juliet Turner (who is fucking brilliant); Beth Nielsen Chapman (who I thought I liked, but really I only like the one song of hers, "I find your love"); and lots of other female singer-songwriters. Maybe Jamie Cullum is actually a gurl?
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bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: November 17th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
A1 Riding In Cars With Boys
A2 The Queen's Fool, Philippa Gregory
A3 Electric Warrior, T.Rex
B1 Have you made any nice cakes lately?
B2 What's the worst thing about your job? (Not the coffee, one of your 'job description' tasks.)
B3 Are you allergic to anything?
j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't know the film recommendation, but then I'm film-illiterate. :-) I think I've got another Philippa Gregory around somewhere, but can't remember which one... it may even be that one. It's something I keep meaning to read, anyway, or at least it keeps popping up to the top of the physical to-read piles (which don't always line up with the mental to-read piles, actually). Oh, and I like T.Rex but don't know that one specifically.

B1. I made a good ginger-enhanced version of the standard fruitcaaaaaake allbran cake thing for our not-really-hallowe'en-party. With ginger beer as the liquid, and lots of proper crystallised ginger in with the fruit. I only realised today that there's actually some left! sion_a hid it in a tin. :-)

B2. Dealing with STUPID PEOPLE! No, actually, I quite enjoy the challenge, for all I whinge about it. ... I like it all, really, even the bits I complain about. :-) The Reporter is probably the most pointless bit, and the bit that reminds me the most of the stuff I got stuck doing at ProQuest, but it's only once a week or so, & it is something that people actually use so it doesn't feel like a complete waste of time. The worst bit for me really is that I know I could make more of the job as a whole, I could develop it & do more stuff & revolutionise the website ... but I'm too lazy.

OTOH they're running the Perl course again next year so I think I will brush up my geeking & try to do some more stuff in that direction. Not really quite what I want to do but I think in this job it could be fun.

B3. I used to be allergic to dairy, but I'm not any more, otherwise I'd be ill ALL THE TIME. I do seem to be allergic to nickel or whatever it is that's in cheap nasty earrings, because they make my skin come up in horrible rashes; does that count as an allergy? It's a real pain, whatever it is, because I have fancy goth collars that I can't wear any more because the metal makes my neck all swollen and itchy.
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: November 17th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)

[A] 1. An absolutely beautiful and well gothic Czech film called Valerie a týden divů which translates as "Valerie and her Week Of Wonders" and is available via redemption. You, being a goff of great brain and aesthetics, would love it.

2. The boy Coe has done it again with The Closed Circle, but you really do have to read The Rotters' Club first to make sense of it.

3. You absolutely positively need some Godspeed You Black Emperor.

[B] 1. Have you got OS X on a CD-R?

2. Which do you prefer? Malt whisky or vodka?

3. Where did you learn to write as well as you do?

[C] Thanks, but no thanks; if I and others do, my LJ friends list will be CAKE-d in memeage between now and breakfast time.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
A1. The Czech film sounds cool... but would a film-illiterate like me 'get' it?
A2. I've read House of Sleep and What a Carve Up! -- will get round to all the others eventually!
A3. Ah! acronym talks about them. Two recommendations from cool people is close enough to critical mass for music, because I can listen to it while I do other stuff (books require more recommendations to bump them up into the waiting list).

B1. Um... only a VERY old version. Like, 10.1 or something. I could probably get a copy that fell off the back of a multimedia lab if you wanted one... ;)

B2. To drink on its own, whisky. Though a really good vodka would probably beat a bog-standard malt. If I want to drink lots of whatever it is, though, you can't mix a malt, so it'd have to be the vodka. I drank so much really shit vodka as a student though that I'm quite picky about the stuff now.

B3. (*blush*!) I guess I learned by reading a lot, and by writing all the time. I wrote lots of 'stories' as a small child (which were probably utter rubbish, of course). As a teenager I kept a diary (page-a-day -- first A5, then A4 because I was adding so many supplementary pages in -- for several years) and a seekrit journal as well; I wrote poetry in my science lessons, I wanted to write A Novel and used to write the sort of prose that these days I'd put on LJ. (I might put some of what I wrote then on LJ, actually, just for the hell of it.) I've always done writing-heavy subjects, at school & at university; I wrote 2 essays a week for 4 years at Oxford. Not the same thing, really, but it all helps to refine the process of finding the right word for the, for the wassname. :-)

C. No probs.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: November 17th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great Balls of Fire
The New Sufferings of Young W. (although I don't know if the translation is any good)
These 5 Down (mp3s a/v on request, I don't think they're actually carried anywhere any longer)

1: Why do you want me to ask you questions?
2: I'm bored of questions, what else do you have oin store to entertain me?
3: Could you ask yourself a sensible questions for me?

C: dunno
j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
The lyrics link for 'These 5 Down' doesn't seem to work... mp3s would be cool if it's no hassle, otherwise I'll add them to the list of bands to look out for. Not heard of any of your recommendations in fact... either all my friends are really eclectic, or I'm just not very well-read/listened/watched/whatever. :-)

B1. I don't especially really, I was just bored so I thought I'd chuck the meme at my flist & see what happened. :)
B2. Um... invisible badgers! Look! Dancing, over there!
B3. I'll try to think of something. Though I suppose all my LJ is just answering questions that people may not have asked yet.
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j4 From: j4 Date: November 17th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is "Naoko" the thing you were reading when you were at ours for the party? If so, it looked interesting. Don't know "Terrapin" (though it rings a bell so maybe you've recommended it before?), have seen "The Big Sleep" & it is indeed excellent.

B1. "If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all."
B2. Another girl...
B3. ... another planet.

I'm afraid I'm just filling in the blanks with other people's words here; I don't know the answers to your questions. :-(
nja From: nja Date: November 17th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
A1: Das Boot - predictable, moi?
A2: Theodore Roethke's collected poems.
A3: Mekons, Rock 'n' Roll.

B1: Is an indistinct photograph a picture of a person at all?
B2: Is it even always an advantage to replace an indistinct picture by a sharp one?
B3: Isn't the indistinct one often exactly what we need?

C: Perhaps.
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