Some of my favourite "traditional fantasy" authors are Peter s Beagle, Ian McDowell, Steven Brust, Dan Crawford, John Moore, Esther Friesner, Louise Cooper, Dave Duncan, John M Ford, Gardner F Fox, Nina Kiriki Hoffmann, Barry Hughart, Peter Morwood, Dennis Schmidr, Carol Severance, Will Shetterly, Wm Mark Simmons, Jane Lindskold, Steven Erikson, Mike Stackpole, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Roger Zelazny, amongst lots of others. As you can tell, I do tend to favour the lighter side of fantasy, whilst detesting the more formulaic fantasy. <grin>
MUSIC MEME (Answered)
Put your music player on random.
Post the first line from the first 32 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
( the songs )
( The answers )
Whilst I may not agree with the detailed explanation of my personality type, it was interesting to see how I compared with the majority of people that did this test. These factors being more appropriate than the conclusion the quizz author has drawn from them.
Always liked the rowan tree almost as much as I dislike rowan berries. For much the same mythological reasons. <grin> If I remember correctly my birth-tree is actually the vine. Now all I have to do is work out where my copy of Doloreaux is to determine the Gifts of the Way of the Rowan.
According to whiteadelphi the meme goes something like this:
1. If you'd like to participate, leave me a comment of much niftiness
This was done, with much aplomb.
2. I will ask you five (5) questions.
In return I received the following five questions of such discerning wit and enlightened observation that I shall indeed be hard pressed to answer in a manner worthy of their penetrative nature.
Oh dear, I'm channelling Stephen Fry again.
And doing a total hash of it, too.
3. You must then go and answer them in your own journal, along with these instructions.
Now, how do I answer these instructions? <ducks thrown boot>
|My mistranslated music quizz has finished. If anyone would like to see the entries (and the answers), they are now unscreened, and the winner is the irrepressable drjon who managed 9 correct out of 9 attempts.|
I found it interesting that a lot of people got the song I thought would be hardest (#9) and that it took so long for people to recognise "freedom of choice" (#2).
But my favourite tranliteration was of Bowie's Fashion(#7) through Italian "girisi towards the way of left! girisi towards the Oooh of right ... we are the squad of the goon and we're coming to the Blow-blow of Blow-blow of the city."
Maybe next time I'll invoke a thesaurus...
|OK. As |
( The quizz )
As usual, comments are screened until the competition closes. Feel free to use your google-fu.
|Pick any 5 things from my interests list that you would like to ask me about. Ask a question relating to each one, so you are left with just 5 questions, which you can post in comments here.|
I will answer as best I can.
Copy paste this into your own journal and I will do the same, as will other's on your friends list.
Artfully lifted from drjon.
|You know the meme. Someone asks you 5 questions which you must answer in your lj, and in return anyone can ask you for 5 questions by adding an appropriate comment. So if you would like 5 semi-random questions, please leave a comment below.|
These are the questions I received from rowlirowl:
And now, does anyone wish me to ask them five questions?
|I was playing with making a more difficult music quizzby using babelfish to translate the quoted text into another language (in this case French) and then reverting it to English. However it made it a bit too difficult. However I loved the following translation of The Tea Party's The Grand Bazaar.|
Silence swimming in a pool of dreams
After a double mechanical translation:
Deaden swimming in a swimming pool of the dreams under its depths the jets forgotten above, the city of the evening hold the first role behind its walls, the large bazaar
I like it. Now all I need to do is fit it into a game. Perhaps as a prequel to a game of Don't Rest Your Head.
|Tagged for this by dalmeny: "List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to."|
In alphabetical order and subject to change without notice (in fact it already has in the process of writing this), here are the seven songs that have recently stuck in my memory:
Mainly new (or really old) songs I've been listening to recently while I do some rating ofmy music collection, rather than actual old favourites.
I hereby tag 7 of my friends.