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Date:2006-11-15 12:36
Mood: amused

This is a list of the 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book Club. Bold the ones you've read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved.

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, Frank Herbert
4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin *
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke ----- I just put it down and forgot where.. I should finish it..
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley *
10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury*
11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett *--- I love all his books..
17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card *
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams*
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin ---- I own it but haven't read it yet
31. Little, Big, John Crowley ---- I keep meaning to get this...
32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock ---- Back in high school I played an RPG based on this ..
48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer ----also own but haven't read yet..

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Date:2006-09-24 14:52
Subject:ahh.. how sad..
Mood: geeky

Apparently I can't even be a proper villain... but at least I still have my cat....


You scored 44% Brutality, 27% Intellect, 44% Ambition, and 50% Style!

You are Gargamel. Your inner villain is perhaps not even that villainous or diabolical, just a little cranky and mean-spirited. Your schemes always go awry for reasons you can't grasp, you have no all consuming goals or ambitions, and your only companionship is an equally ill-tempered and malodorous kitty. This is likely the result of constant irritation at the small, cheerful blue creatures that run around in your forest, steal your crap, and pester your cat. You need your space. My recommendation? Sell your castle, torch their little mushroom village with some napalm, and let the healing begin on a long, relaxing Caribbean vacation.

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Link: The I May Be Bad, But I Feel Good Test written by tk421138 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Date:2006-02-20 16:16
Mood: thoughtful

You fit in with:

Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.

20% spiritual.
80% reason-oriented.

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Date:2006-02-19 08:27
Subject:it's early and i'm bored.. can you tell?
Mood: contemplative

You scored as Deep Space Nine (Star Trek). You have entered the dark side of the Star Trek universe. The paradise of Earth is far from you and you must survive despite having enemies on all fronts. But you wouldn�t have it any other way because you thrive in conflict and will know what needs to be done to take care of those around you. Now if only the Founders would quit trying to take over the galaxy.


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Serenity (Firefly)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Moya (Farscape)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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Date:2006-02-19 08:15
Mood: amused

Your results:
You are Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Green Lantern
Iron Man
You are a beautiful princess
with great strength of character.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

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Date:2006-02-09 16:38

Your results:
You are Uhura
Geordi LaForge
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Jean-Luc Picard
Deanna Troi
Beverly Crusher
Mr. Sulu
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Will Riker
Mr. Scott
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
You are a good communicator with a
pleasant soft-spoken voice.
Also a talented singer.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

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Date:2005-12-08 16:53
Mood: depressed

How could they?!?!?!?!?

It's just so wrong.

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Date:2005-06-04 22:35
Subject:Hmm.. Apparently it doesn't know who I am....

You scored as Yoda.


Padme Amidala




General Grievous


Darth Vader






Mace Windu


Obi Wan Kenobi


Anakin Skywalker


Clone Trooper




Emperor Palpatine


Which Revenge of the Sith Character are you?
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Date:2005-04-16 09:22
Mood: ecstatic

So, after 7 months and.. hm.. 8 days I am finally the proud owner of a brand new purple MINI Cooper! It took forever to get here but the wait was definitly worth it. It is a beautiful, beautiful thing. Sadly I can't just got driving all those winding roads today since I have to got work but I got to drive just a little yesterday when I picked up my car. I haven't been able to take pictures yet since it's been raining but I will get them soon. Then I just have to figure out how to post one here.

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Date:2004-09-07 09:49
Subject:birthdays and famous people
Mood: cheerful

So I haven't been using this very well but I thought I'd write a little today. First I have to tell you all that I met my first famous person. Working at an airport I imagine this will happen occasionally. The funny thing is that while I was excited everytime I tell people who it was they say,"Who?"

I met David Ogden Stiers. okay.. you can say it now. My next response is to say Charles Emerson Winchester the Third. If that doesn't work i say he was in MASH. You know.. the stuffy surgeon from Boston who always played classical music. He was also a voice (well, two actually) in one of my favorite movies. he was the voice of Cogsworth ( and the narrator) in Beauty and the Beast. He was also a voice in Lilo and Stich. He does a lot of voice work these days. So I was excited, not that I said anything to him about who he was.. we just chatted about noise reduction headphones.. my company vs. Bose (I think he liked ours better.) But it seemed most people in my general age group didn't watch nearly enough MASH.

Speaking of age groups... my is gettting older again today. i am now offcially 29 years old. or will be at 11:32 tonight. Exactly 29 years ago I was born, and ruined my brother's first day of kindergarten. He's never forgiven me. But he does still occasionally buy me cool presents. he informed me that I will be receiving a signed copy of the tenth anniversary DVD of Clerks since I made him watch that movie in the first place.

Also in celebration of my birthday, and the fact that Erik and I need to be a two car family but we only have one car and a bike (hmm.. funny.. its his car and my bike but I drive the car and he rides the bike) I am going to go put down $1000 to order a brand new purple Mini Cooper. Of course I won't get the car for 6 months but I am excited. This will be my first new car and I'm excited. I'm dragging Erik to test drive one today and then we will probably sit down and order one. I'm not really a car person but I think the Minis are so cool. Maybe its just my first mini mid-life crisis. Wanting to buy cool cars is a sign of that. right? At least I'm not going for the convertible. Besides, I live in Portland, why would I? It rains most of the year. That and sun is evil.

Well.. that's all for now.. Bye!

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Date:2004-03-15 11:24
Subject:Thinking too much
Mood: contemplative

So Erik and I went on a nice date on Friday. I actually had the day off so I picked him up from work and we went up to the Kennedy School. ( explanation for non-Portlanders- It is an old school turned into a few bars, a restaurant or two, and a movie theatre) We ate dinner there and then went to the theatre to watch the Last Samurai.

So I have now decided, once again, that I really need to stop thinking at movies. The movie itself was quite beautiful.. but I kept thinking. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie. Things like.. why does the hero only take a few months to become just as good as the best swordsman in town.. who has been training his entire life. And why would the woman who's husband she killed so suddenly fall in love with him.. it would have been enough for her to just forgive him by the end of the film. And while I think Ken Watanabe did an amazing job with what he was given I was still troubled. Like why was a Samurai lord living in the mountain and fighting the invasion of western ideals speaking english?

So I have decided to stop thinking at movies. Again. It isn't the first time I have decided this but I think I forget on occasion. It was still a very nice date.

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Date:2004-03-11 11:47
Mood: annoyed

So I am about to head of to another day at work. Working retail kinda sucks. And the fact that I know this job is about to disappear isn't helping. Wizard's is in liquidation and we are all just waiting for the end now. It doesn't help that is seems like some coworkers have already given up on actually working while they are there. it drives me crazy.

But now i have to find another job. The only leads I have so far are for other retail jobs. A manager from one of the local Brookstone stores approached me saying they are always looking for manager like people and to call him. I just wish I had some better job leads since Oregon still leads the country in unemployment rates.

Ah well.. just felt like babbling before I head to work.

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Date:2004-02-17 14:28
Subject:Angel too?!
Mood: aggravated

So last year we lost Buffy. Which was okay since it had a good run.. But the they cancelled Firefly without even giving it a chance. They didn't even finish showing all the episodes. And now they have told Joss and company that this will be the last season of Angel. And they didn't even give them a reason.

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Date:2004-02-11 20:45
Subject:I hate titles..

I have always hated coming up with titles for things. I think this is one reason I didn't make a very good art major at my college... they wanted names for things. I hate naming things. I wonder what that says about me. I can't even come up with names for my role-playing characters. It's a good thing I don't write fiction. I'd be in real trouble.

The world has changed a lot in the last 50 years. In Portland we have these beautiful old theaters scattered about. There is one not too far away from me called the Bagdad. It's an old theater turned in a 21 and older movie house that serves pizza and beer and only charges $2-$3 a movie. I went and saw Mona Lisa Smile this evening. The film was fine.. it was set in the early 50's at Wellsley College.. the most conservative women's college at the time. It just reminded me that I should be happy to be living now.. not in a time where even if I did go to college I would just be postponing my getting married and becoming a good little housewife.

I've seen a lot of great films at the Bagdad since I came to Portland 3 and a half years ago. I've seen a fair amount of mediochre ones too since I just like to go there sometimes and they only show a couple of movie a week since there is one screen. Unfortuately they don't give out movie tickets and so I have no stubs. which kinda sucks since I have all my movie tickets since middle school. So I just have to remember what I saw there. The Virgin Suicides, Novocaine, Monster's Inc., Gone in Sixty Seconds, there were more but I can't remember all the titles..

Okay.. this post had ended up being pretty random and not at all what I intended.. better luck next time.

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Date:2004-02-05 22:38
Mood: contemplative

So I imagine all of these first entries tend to look alike. No one is ever quite sure why they start these things or what they are going to end up saying in them, Maybe it will just end being like those mass e-mails you send friends because you never seem to find the time to write to everybody you mean to. I guess I'll will just have to wait and see..

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