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2010 meme stolen from equusmaximus

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Got an official diploma, wore a fursuit and got paid for it.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't remember which I did but I think I didn't manage to keep them and no I won't be making new ones so I'm sure to keep them.

3. How will you be spending New Year's Eve? 
At home, with mom and someone else, in front of tv. 

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not this year.

5. What countries did you visit?
No money for that this year again.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A stable job with animals/shows/both.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 
When my NZ friend visited France for the first time and I was his guide.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 
Finally got into writing cover letters and send them around by dozens.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Lost mate after mate.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? 
Crashed an almost new Mini Cooper S, car's dead, I survived with only bruises. Lost all memory prior to the accident, about 5 minutes before the crash happened. It seems I lost consciousness.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Guitar Hero drum kit, makes me want to buy a real one.

12. Where did most of your money go?
Taxes.

13. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Viimeinen Mamutti - Hevisaurus.

14. What do you wish you'd done more of?
More art.

15. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Procrastinating.

16. What was your favorite TV program? 
Mythbusters.

17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No. Not "hate" anyway. 

18. What was the best book you read?
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.

19. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Hevisaurus.

20. What was your favorite film of this year?
How To Train Your Dragon.

21. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 
I worked.  I was 32.

22. What kept you sane?
The same thing that made me depressed/crazy: internet.

23. Who did you miss?
Friends.

24. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Don't wait till it comes to you and go pick it up yourself.

Dear Sadda, NARF!

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In April calafin and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). In September I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). In May I invaded Iraq, broke it, and couldn't glue it back together before Mom got home (-1012 points). In March I pushed paulgal in the mud (-17 points). In February I ruled Iran as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-1018 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!

Sincerely,
delphinelicorne


Can I haz a pony?
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When your mind is blown!

I did the book meme recently and there's one book called: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I honestly don't know of it as I never read it

BUT

This book was mentionned on Monty Python's Flying Circus as: "The Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights
with of course actors agitating semaphore flags in front of each other. And every time I see the book name, I can't stop thinking of that o.o;

NaNoWriMo



Word count: 50,127

No need for more words ;)

meme stolen from wolphin

Have you read more than 6 of these books?
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES.
Bold those books you've read in their entirety
Italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt.
Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!


1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (all)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials/The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (never read but I'll get the ebook when I get an e-reader, I still think the original radio version is the best)
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell (i plan to as ebook)
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (i plan to as ebook)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (I loved that one)
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Make
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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I did this meme for the fun of it, but I think it lacks tons of classical books that are a must read too like: The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) or And Then They Were None (Agatha Christie) or even Ravage (René Barjavel) and many many others.

On the other hand, I know there are many books I don't own because I want them only for a single read time and the ebook version of them is appealing for that, I know you would say to get them at the library but then most of which I want are free as ebook, out of copyright. Plus unlike library I can keep them as long as I want :p. On the list above there are many that fall into that category for the books I want to read.

NaNoWriMo update

Here's my nanowrimo link: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/450595

Updated some data and uploaded an excerpt of my novel. If you want to read more, just poke me.
The novel is x-rated for the sex, not the excerpt though.

The reason why I wrote sex scenes in the first place was because I hit a writing block and found no idea to write until I decided to include sex scenes, those flew all alone and each gained me a good 500 words if not more. The intended story based on this novel won't be featuring any sex. I'm not too fond of sex in novels aiming at anything else. So far, I know only one very long story that dealt with sex nicely without clogging the story.
Thanks Evoquus!

10k

Past the 10k limit on NaNoWriMo. First time ever since I first registered on it and this is only my second time doing it. The first time I gave up after two or three days.
My story is certainly crap and probably doesn't fit the rules as "novel" but at least it makes me write. Mind you that I never wrote any long story before, not even plot for one. This one just goes as how my mind imagines the next part when I sit in front of the computer.
But it still is fiction and not just the same word over and over. Hell it even have ferrets, horses and sex! ;)

My Shelfari



Here's my wishlist in terms of book, click on the "Shelfari" button to see all my books.

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What does this mean?

You are a very logical person who
doesn't let their emotions determine their actions.
You're also very intelligent and catch on quickly to any concept.