on sf/f

Aug. 12th, 2011 06:36 pm
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Meme from [livejournal.com profile] snarkydame - NPR's list of the top 100 sci-fi/fantasy books, as voted on by 60,000 people. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you've partly read, italicize the ones you intend to read, and strike the ones you will never read.

the list )

It's a weird list, I must say. They didn't allow "YA fiction", which explains some of the most noticeable absences (Earthsea is YA? um, why? because it's short?), and I'm betting no manga either (even though there are 2 comic books), but even besides that, I don't get why there are individual books from series and then whole series. Not to mention Neal Stephenson's on there 4 times while neither Octavia Butler nor CJ Cherryh appears once. And Codex Alera instead of Dresden Files? The heck? I don't know anyone who's read the former who hasn't read the latter - and I've yet to meet a single person that has read CA that doesn't believe Dresden Files is far superior...

That being said...yeah, I read a lot of scifi back in my high school years; about half the books marked on here I read then. Quite a few of them I doubt I could read now without flipping out...I used to be much more capable of enduring/ignoring things like blatant sexism. Ah, the freedom of youth...
xparrot: Chopper reading (gintama op cosplay)
Meme snagged from [livejournal.com profile] runpunkrun! Quick quiz: X-parrot a) is avoiding writing I should be doing b) is avoiding going to bed, which I really should be doing c) likes messing with photoshop d) all of the above.

1. Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first article you get is the name of your band.

2. Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to flickr and click on explore the last seven days. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use PhotoShop or similar to put it all together. Post it with this text in the caption.





my album cover )
xparrot: (wormholes suck)
Taken from pretty much everybody:

Comment with a story I've written, and I will tell you one thing I knew, learned, or wondered about while writing the story that didn't make it onto the page.

...

"Don't go wasting your emo~tions~..."
*Why did Mamma Mia! have to be so ridiculously awesome? going around constantly singing ABBA under one's breath gets embarrassing!*
xparrot: Chopper reading (sga team meal)
...or not. Your choice! But I'm curious, so - what's your favorite of my fic?

the fanficcers love meme, continued


In other news, in case lj sinks into the sea tomorrow, you can find me on Fanlore. (For those who haven't been sucked in - beware! Abandon all hope, ye who enter the Wiki of Fannish Doom! I joined yesterday and then lost something like five hours writing up stuff on YGO. And OP only has a stub, and GetBackers isn't even on there yet - so much to do!)
xparrot: Chopper reading (dw master cheers)
So, that meme of who comments how many times (three guesses who's number one. And the first two don't count! XP) Following [livejournal.com profile] friendshipper's suit I cut the list off at 3 comments or more (otherwise it was over 800 commenters long...)

Who comments the most on this journal? )

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