Spud recommends: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, a graphic novel about growing up in Iran during the revolution and the Iran-Iraq war.


A question: What is the correct pluralisation of "Catch-22"?

  1. Catch-22s
  2. Catches-22
  3. Catch-44
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( Mar. 27th, 2007 04:24 pm)

Not sure exactly what a fandom is, but here's a list of ten clues which each relate to a film, series, book, etc. which I like. What's what?

Edit: I shall now reveal the anwsers! Feel free to throw things at me.

  1. Its creator(s) derive much of [his/their] humour from forcing a handful of characters together who just can't stand each other. (Red Dwarf; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] deralte, random-bloke-in-pub and [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven)
  2. According to an old joke, the main character has three ears. (Star Trek; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dsky, [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven and [livejournal.com profile] original_aj)
  3. Apparent references to marijuana use and... erm... sexually ambiguous relationships are actually just the result of cultural shifts since this work was created. (The Lord of the Rings; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dsky, [livejournal.com profile] figg, [livejournal.com profile] brucec and [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven)
  4. The title character is actually a different person in each installment, but with the same name. (The Legend of Zelda games; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] oddity_uk)
  5. According to this work, it is universally possible to order a gin and tonic. (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of books; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] yodathedark, [livejournal.com profile] dsky, [livejournal.com profile] figg, [livejournal.com profile] deralte, [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven and [livejournal.com profile] original_aj)
  6. Entities which are harmless, obedient, and self-preserving. In that order. (Isaac Asimov's Robot Novels; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dsky, [livejournal.com profile] figg, [livejournal.com profile] deralte, [livejournal.com profile] galaxy_girl00, [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven and [livejournal.com profile] original_aj)
  7. One's vocalisations of distress, emitted into a vacuum, will be impossible to detect. (Alien; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dsky, [livejournal.com profile] figg, [livejournal.com profile] oddity_uk, [livejournal.com profile] galaxy_girl00, [livejournal.com profile] deralte, [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven and [livejournal.com profile] original_aj)
  8. Should one 100,000,000,000-km-tall being wish to wed another, the title object would probably make a good token of his intent.   8^)   (Ringworld; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dsky, [livejournal.com profile] figg, [livejournal.com profile] deralte, [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven and [livejournal.com profile] original_aj)
  9. The main character is named after a Greek princess, but (partially) modelled on a Japanese one. (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind; guessed by nobody [oops!])
  10. Origami causes angst! — but only in the Director's Cut. (Blade Runner; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dsky, [livejournal.com profile] figg, [livejournal.com profile] galaxy_girl00, [livejournal.com profile] digitalraven and [livejournal.com profile] original_aj)

I like clue 8. Clue 8 is on crack.

From Girl Genius. The art style takes a while to get used to, but the story's great and the world-building is brilliant. (Yes, I'm a sucker for world building.) Start reading here.

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( Dec. 15th, 2006 12:58 pm)
Everybody knows Raymond Briggs as the much-loved author/illustrator of The Snowman and Father Christmas. But did you know he also wrote a book about a kindly old couple, Jim and Hilda Bloggs, attempting to deal with the aftermath of a nuclear attack? And a book called "The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman" about... well, you work it out.   8^)

Also: No idea what sort of crap to get your family and friends for christmas?

Yes, once again, I should be working.   8^P
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( Jun. 29th, 2005 07:23 pm)

The Cancer Reasearch UK shop next to the supermarket proved to have an interesting selection of comic books, for some reason. Thus I have acquired:

The Monolith, The Authority (sorta), Scars, Mirrorworld: Rain, Colonia )

I should really watch my wallet, though: comics aren't cheap.

Ping me if you're interested in perusing any of them.

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( Mar. 2nd, 2005 02:02 pm)
Just finished Watchmen by Alan Moore. The setting is an alternate universe where superheroes have become reality rather than fiction... but can caped crusaders cope with a world in which the greatest danger is not a masked supervillain, but rather the escalating threat of the Cold War?

Is glorious. Thought-provoking, genre-transcending. [livejournal.com profile] spudtater-recommended!
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( Feb. 16th, 2005 11:58 pm)


Clicky big

One librarienne to use as an icon.
You may all fight over it. But only if I get to watch.
Warning: this picture may possibly say more about my formative years than you ever needed to know

Oh, and random link for [livejournal.com profile] galaxy_girl00 and friends: http://www.bitterfilms.com/anesthetics-eyespots.html

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