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WildTaltos

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  1. Lovely! I had been waiting for the new board to come back. No place like home. *Starts sipping green lemonade*
  2. Haven't tried this in awhile, but might as well give it a go. Set something very low so that I can actually make it: 20 books. So far (not in this order, just what I remember): 1.) Blackwood Farm - Anne Rice 2.) Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides 3.) Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice 4.) Battlefield Earth - L. Ron Hubbard 5.) Hannibal - Thomas Harris 6.) The Tale of the Body Thief - Anne Rice 7.) The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 8.) Thus Spake Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche 9.) IN PROGRESS: Archaeology of Violence - Pierre Clastres 10.) IN PROGRESS: Violin - Anne Rice 11.) IN PROGRESS: The Anti-Witch - Jeanne Favret-Saada Some of these are re-reads, though I hadn't read them for years or over a year. There might also be more I am not remembering - will have to check for loose books later on.
  3. Thanks for the compliments on the cabinet - it is the next best thing to a jukebox. *Tucks it up in a corner of the pub.* I've got a number of compacts, but I only have one record on me so far, an old used one I picked up to test that it even worked. Stevie Wonder's "Talking Book" - I can listen to "Superstition" all I want now, lol.
  4. I'm here. Not doing much other than nodding off in front of emails with classical music on the radio. Found this radio/CD player/vinyl record cabinet a few weeks ago at the secondhand store and I've been putting it to good use since.
  5. WildTaltos - Green Sitter I don't like any of them - too pretty boy. But the only actors who I would have liked are all dead or old now, like I think Emilio Estevez would have been good for Mat when he was younger. Not too pretty and a decent actor. Here is an example of his role from Young Guns as Billy the Kid.
  6. Congratulations, Killashandra, welcome to novicehood!
  7. Picture of me in some festival get-up. The light hitting my eyes had an unanticipated but great effect lol. Feathers are just duck and the brooch is a bleached deer jaw bone.
  8. I'd be green, given that the one thing I know for certain never gets old for me is fighting and picking fights.
  9. Some of those cited just incidentally have items that are non-essential to the sport, and aren't built around the non-essentiallity like "hobby-horsing." I.e. you don't technically need bowling shoes to bowl, that's just a rule in some bowling venues, and you don't need a kilt to toss a caber (that is essential to the Gaelic tradition, though, if that's where it's set, and I would hardly call that "nonsense"). Far as something like hurling goes, the premise is pretty straightforward even if someone would call it an unnecessary embellishment - hit a ball around with a stick (and these could technically be used as weapons, so there is some practical point to it). Hobby-horsing though relies on treating a stick (and yourself) like an imaginary horse - which is on an entirely different level, better or worse, than other sports (though it would be on the same level as sumo wrestling in inflatable suits, I would agree).
  10. I guess if that's what people want to do with their time, that's what they want to do, though my opinion is one from the article: "hobby-horsing [is a] childlike past-time not suitable for anyone aged over 10." If it was for a ceremony, i.e. using a hobby horse to represent a real horse, I would get it, but don't really get it as a supposed sport or pasttime for young adults/adults. They probably don't see boys competing because, if you can get past how ridiculous it looks, most boys probably don't want to be hitting their balls repeatedly with a broomstick anyways.
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