November 24th, 2007

art - gorey neville

Relaxation methods

Some people bake cookies in order to relieve stress. Other people take pictures of cookies. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out which of us is which.

There are also some people who eat cookies to relieve stress. You can probably guess who here falls into that category. (Although sometimes a person might end up eating more dough than baked cookie. Mmm, dough.)
heroes - hiro jump

Fannish history meme

Ganked from muggy_mountain.

Detail your fannish history as far back as you are able. Include fandoms you don't participate in anymore (or perhaps never participated in). Feel free to pimp hard and talk in length about your Mulder/Skinner OTP or unabashed love for the epic piece of cinema that is the Home Alone series. Bring us all the way up to the now.

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Well. If anyone made their way all the way through this, I thank and congratulate them. ;) I have no idea if this is what muggy_mountain was looking for when she came up with this meme, but it sure was interesting to lay all of this out.
westeros - meta

Fannish history addendum

I can't believe I forgot A Song of Ice and Fire and the Temeraire book series. Both relatively recent finds, both reaching the pinnacles of great fannish love.

As long as I'm here, I should probably also mention The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. The first series, particularly, are among my all-time favorite books; I can re-read them essentially without limit. There's another universe I've vaguely thought about writing fic for, although no bunny has ever quite broken through to that level. Also the Narnia books, the Outlander series by Diana Gabeldon, Charles de Lint's Newford series, and Guy Gavriel Kay generally. And the Wild Cards series for awhile, although I stopped reading those around Book 7. The first three are on my re-read pile, though. And I might pick up the new one coming out soon. Another author whose books I read and re-read is Olivia Goldsmith. I know, one of these things is not like the others. But they're like popcorn, or potato chips -- I pick them up, and before I know it I've eaten the entire book. The First Wives Club and Fashionably Late, particularly.

Also The Sandman comics, and Love and Rockets, and Strangers in Paradise (which I should probably have given up long ago, but I can't bring myself to stop. I still haven't read the final volume), and Finder by Carla Speed MacNeil, which is an independent comic that I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who loves stories. More recently, I've started reading manga -- I devoured Death Note whole, and am following Fruits Basket and One Piece (in print; I am resisting the world of scanlations because I don't like reading comic pages on the computer, I find it really awkward).

I'm sure I could think of more if I pushed myself and browsed my bookshelves some more, but for the sake of sparing all your Friends pages I'll stop now.