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12 February 2008 @ 08:40 pm
Interests meme  
First the copypasta portion of the meme, from insomnius:

I am interested in your LJ interests! I offer for your consideration a modified version of the meme:

Comment on this post and I will choose (no more than) five of your listed interests to ask you about. You can tell me about them in a comment or in a post of your own (or not at all, if you are a meanie). If you would like to know more about (no more than five of) my interests, you can ask about them in a comment as well. You don't even have to post an icky meme in your own LJ!


elmore leonard

Elmore Leonard is, of course, the very talented author who is probably most famous for penning the novels on which the films Get Shorty and Jackie Brown were based. I think I would probably describe him as the Coen Brothers of novellists - in that his novels usually involve crime, have varying amounts of humour (some are straight-up funny, some have a much darker streak, but the humour is always simmering below the surface) and usually involve both anticipated and unexpected violence. His books are always, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining.


hugh laurie

Believe it or not, I was a fan of Hugh Laurie long before he put on an American accent and started ranting about lupus. I'm not sure you could ever describe Stephen Fry as "the straight man", in any capacity, but Hugh Laurie was always the sillier of the pair, something that reached glorious heights in his work in the Blackadder series. These days he is the sole reason I continue to watch House, despite the fact that the stories infuriate me.


juniper bushes

Not only the focus of one of the more memorable scenes in Life of Brian, the juniper bush is, of course, the source of juniper berries. I've never actually eaten a juniper berry, but they are one of the major flavouring agents in that most magnificent of liquids - gin. That makes juniper bushes pretty special in my book.


stationery

I have an unnatural attraction to stationery that almost reaches the level of fetish. I have many notebooks lying about the place, with only a few pages filled in, because I can rarely resist the lure of brand new ones. Oh, and shiny new pens and pencils. Mmm... and I love the smell of a brand new pencil case.


xanthophilia

A philia is an obsessive love or an unnatural attraction to something, the best known examples being paedophilia and necrophilia. Xanthophilia is the love of the colour yellow. I have had a bizarre attraction to the colour yellow since I was an infant, and seperated the yellow blocks from the rest of the pile and played with them exclusively. It is something I don't really understand, since I can't think of anything that actually looks good in yellow (I certainly don't wear yellow clothing), but at the very least I always claim the yellow piece when playing boardgames.
 
 
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Jacobyak_boy on February 12th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
I highly recommend Elmore Leonard!
They aren't particularly turgid tomes, either, so if you don't like him, the pain will likely be brief.

I am interested to know more about:

accidental winking
endorphins and alpha waves
napgoblins
prophylactic ringtones
super poison deathmonger haircuts
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Jacobyak_boy on February 12th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
Anything and everything is safe for this LJ, my dear.

And you should never cut your beautiful hair!
Cassandra: Snape's worst memorycassie_lee on February 12th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
I love Hugh Laurie. I got quite upset when I was talking to someone about him and they thought he was American. And when I tried to explain Hugh Laurie in the context of Stephen Fry, they didn't even know who he was! :(
Jacobyak_boy on February 12th, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
Blasphemy!

Are you participating in the meme? Because, technically, you did comment on this post.

Edited at 2008-02-12 11:17 am (UTC)
Cassandracassie_lee on February 12th, 2008 11:17 am (UTC)
Haha, I did indeed. Fire away.
Jacobyak_boy on February 12th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Tell me about:

beatles memorabilia
double oh sexy
falsifying statistics
mikhael rasputin
world domination
Cassandra: yippee-ki-yaycassie_lee on February 12th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
haha, ok.. I'm too lazy to do another post right now, so:

beatles memorabilia
I have been a Beatles freak for a good few years now, and as such I enjoy (or find hilarious) all the various things that people produce in tribute to them (being much cheaper than anything they may have ever touched). In my collection of Beatles things I have their movies, my beloved giant Sgt Pepper's poster, an old school poster of Paul on an acoustic, a framed poster of all four of them from about '63, some books about them, The Simpsons parody poster of the Sgt Pepper's album, a puzzle of the Live at the BBC album cover, 5 shirts, a Magical Mystery Tour tine lunch box, and a russian doll (or babushka). There may or may not be other stuff =P

double oh sexy
mikhael rasputin

These two are related, so I'll do them together. They're not nearly as interesting as their names suggest. Mikhael Rasputin is one of the main characters of an old 'net comic called Boy Meets Boy about a gay couple, their friends, their daughter of satan landlady and various weird fantasies. Double Oh Sexy is a self-inflicted nickname of one of the characters in one such recurring fantasy. Fans of the comic used to list the characters as interests to promote it.

falsifying statistics
Was an interest made up by somebody who wanted to screw with LJ statistics by seeing how many people they could get to list a previously unused phrase as an interest. I found this amusing, and listed it myself.

world domination
Is something my friends and I have idly planned over the years through various means. As of yet, none of these plans have come to fruition. I will keep you posted.



Edited at 2008-02-12 11:51 am (UTC)