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December 14th, 2005


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08:29 am - Shameless plug
Okay, if you can't use your LJ to post your Amazon Wishlist around Christmas, what good is LJ?
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Current Music: "Twelve Volt Man", -JB
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From:whitmanschild
Date:December 14th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Problem is, I can't easily have multiple wish lists without having multiple accounts. I don't really want my grandma seeing all of the bearotica on my list...
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 14th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Heh. I sent mine to my parents last year. I think that they were a bit surprised. . . There's some amusing stuff on it, really. Of course, the reasons are usually much tamer than most people would think.

There's a book on Tantra and sex that I want simply because one of my favourite professors wrote it. There's one on polyamory because I look to understand what some of my friends are into. There's an erotic tarot deck because, well, if you're going to own a tarot deck it might as well be something interesting.

A huge chunk of the magical stuff on there is academic, as is the Gaulish stuff. Sure, there's some that I might actually try out, but for the most part, it's what I study.

But for someone who doesn't know what I do in my spare time? Man, I must look a bit lick a sick fuck, especially when you look at the stuff that I threw on there because it "looked nifty."

My dad commented, "There's some weird stuff on your wishlist, Michael." I smiled, and said, "Yeah, dad, there sure is."
From:shizukagozen
Date:December 14th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
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You do not want birthday gifts... but you'll pimp for around Christmas ones. For shame! ;D
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 14th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
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Shame! Shame! Shame!

This is totally different from my birthday. For one, it's not my birthday. For two, it's on the calendar. For three, I'm not supposed to celebrate it.

I think three is the best part.

But I am shamed!
From:shizukagozen
Date:December 14th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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You must now wear the shame hat and get the spanking of shame (because there is only one you know)!
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From:edelweiss68
Date:December 14th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
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I wish you could have seen my facial expression when I got to the "Underdog" boxed set, after the tone of your list up 'til then. ;)

Excellent stuff there, most of which I'd want myself.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 14th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
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Interestingly, "Homo Ludens", the second book there, translates to "Man, the player". It's all about how everything we do relates back to play. Similar to Eliade's theory of Homo Religiosis, but Huizinga actually makes sense.

So Underdog fits perfectly, in my twisted vision of the world :)
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From:singingwren
Date:December 14th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I saw a book that reminded me of you at Half-price -- it was called "STAND AND DELIVER! A history of high-way robbery." Pretty sweet, huh? Wasn't sure if you enjoyed that sort of thing.

Your book list, though, is sweet. Makes me jealous because I want more time to READ again! Well, I actually have that time *now*, but I'm not in a good environment to read the books I want. Maybe next quarter I will be able to work time in... there is just so much to read! :)

Do you have any books about the Etruscans (or other things I urgently need to read) that I could kidnap someday, maybe? I'm very good about not burning other people's books and I don't keep them FOREVER if I know when they're expected back. ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 14th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Name one thing I don't enjoy?

You can't have any of my books until after I finish the presentation with Brian, for sure. But I also have a very, very hard time lending books to even my closest friends. I tend to buy them their own copy. My books, always, are mine.

I'm a selfish little bastard.
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From:singingwren
Date:December 14th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Haha, that's okay.

But yes, you must do your presentation and make it SWEET!
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From:ariansdreams
Date:December 14th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
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You are the only person I know who's Amazon wishlist is longer than mine. I'm duly impressed. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 14th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Why, thank you.

Actually, it gets updated pretty often. I made sure to pull a couple of titles off it that I had bought recently. It's always good to keep it up to date.
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From:singingwren
Date:December 14th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Do you have Brian Froud's faerie oracle deck?

I couldn't help but notice your icon was of 'Him.' :)
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From:rfunk
Date:December 15th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)

long wishlist

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Ha, I've got you both beat. :-)

I'm heavier on the music than the books though.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 15th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)

Re: long wishlist

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That's quite the list, yes :) I'm impressed.

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