monsieur_djinn: (Summer Love)
( Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:00 pm)

Farewell. Go Safely. Do not come back.

These here are currently my top 10 favourite lol's from the works of Douglas Adams (a kindof meme stolen from Patsy)

1.       Here the man in blue crimplene accosted us once more but we patiently explained to him that he could fuck off.

2.       I've heard an idea proposed, I've no idea how seriously, to account for the sensation of vertigo. It's an idea that I instictively like and it goes like this. The dizzy sensation we experience when standing in high places is not simply a fear of falling. It's often the case that the only thing likely to make us fall is the actual dizziness itself, so it is, at best, an extremely irrational, even self-fulfilling fear. However, in the distant past of our evolutionary journey toward our current state, we lived in trees. We leapt from tree to tree. There are even those who speculate that we may have something birdlike in our ancestral line. In which case, there may be some part of our mind that, when confronted with a void, expects to be able to leap out into it and even urges us to do so. So what you end up with is a conflict between a primitive, atavistic part of your mind which is saying "Jump!" and the more modern, rational part of your mind which is saying, "For Christ's sake, don't!"

3.       If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

4.       Dennis Hutch had stepped up into the top seat when its founder had died of a lethal overdose of brick wall, taken while under the influence of a Ferrari and a bottle of tequila.

5.       For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It's quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn't quite that simple. The fried egg isn't properly a fried egg until it's been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn't do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it on a Friday. You can also fry eggs on a Thursday, if you like, or on a cooker. It's all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while.

6.       ’She hit me on the head with the rock again.’
’I think I can confirm that that was my daughter.’
’Sweet kid.’
’You have to get to know her,' said Arthur.
’She eases up does she?’
’No,’ said Arthur, ‘but you get a better sense of when to duck.’

7.       He believed in a door. He must find that door. The door was the way to... to... The Door was The Way. Good. Capital letters were always the best way of dealing with things you didn't have a good answer to.

8.       ‘Well, I hope you had a lousy evening.'
’I did,' said Richard. ‘You wouldn't have liked it. There was a horse in the bathroom, and you know you hate that sort of thing.'

9.       ‘You know they've reintroduced the death penalty for insurance company directors?'
’Really?' said Arthur. `No I didn't. For what offence?'
Trillian frowned, ’What do you mean, offence?’

10.    Ford, you’re turning into a Penguin. Stop it.

monsieur_djinn: (Colour)
( Nov. 25th, 2008 03:54 pm)
Isn' it great, when you stumble across an old friend in the bookcase? I think so.

I know a lot of my friends can't read a book more than once, but for me? Y'know, actually, hell of the fucking yeah. Rereading good books is an excellent way of staving off bordom - bordom of the inexplicably large, and furry kind. So yes. I came across Magician by Raymond E. Feist today, and I have to say I am loving it. I haven't read it since I was a widdle yearw nine... so since like 2003? Although a guy I knew in year 12 loved 'em.
But yeeeees.

Triaga and Novindus are teh awesomesauce because they are on Midkemia... as are the nations on Kelewan

Ahhhh Raymond... how we love you

However Meaghann's here must be off
The strangest thing about the whole 'finished with uni' thing is the feeling of guilt I keep getting.
I mean seriously... what am I, Catholic? Or worse, Sami?!

I'll be sitting there, reading a book and all of a sudden:
*BOOM* OH GODS! WHAT AM I THINKING; READING A BOOK?!?! ASDFGHJKL;'!1!! I MUST HAVE READINGS TO DO! AND AND AND AND HOMEWORK!!!! HAVE I FINISHED DOCUMENTING MY THOUGHTS ON THE ARTICLES IN International Relations AND The British Journal of Politics and International Relations YET?!?! *Panic* Zzz *Panic* ZXCVBNM,./ *WHOOSH* Oh wait... Uni's finished... I dont have to do this stuff anymore. o_0 WHAT WILL I DO WITH MY TIME? *looks down at book* Ooooooooooooooooooooh reading is good ^___^

I mean seriously... guilt is soooo not my thing.

In other news, I'm seeing the orthopaedic surgeon, and he'll either tell me that i no longer need mah cast... or he'll fit me a fibreglass motherfucker... which will be far lighter and more comfortable! Also, hopefully Ican get a coloured one... because you know blue is the best colour. That said, work will probably have a fit, and tell me to dye it a 'natural colour' but oh well ^____^

Anyhoo... must be off, so much to do, so little time :-P

monsieur_djinn: (Default)
( Jun. 26th, 2008 10:25 am)

Hey kiddies,
I am rather impressed with myself at the current moment, because I am up before midday. It's like ever since uni finished for the semester, my body has had this unquenchable urge to make up for any and all lack of sleep I may have been subject to during uni, which could be okay I s'pose, but, y'know, not so much. 
Anyway, I am going to Supanova on sunday with Jerrica and Samantha, and Lucy will be there too and I have to say - I haven't seen her since literally last year, so that should be kinda cool :D

Anyway, I've seen this meme floating around and thought I might fill it out. 

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

The question now is: How geeklike am I to have read 70% of this list? seriously?
Lol anyway, must be off talk to you later.



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