sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
So, the yesterday I was talking to Firestone and I made a joke about the homoerotic undertones in The Fountainhead. He was fairly surprised to hear about this, until I linked him to the Facebook group. There's a small but convincing list of quotes there, which inspired me to acquire an e-book and see what I could find.

After randomly turning to a page revealed a slashy exchange between Roark and Cameron, I was kind of inspired to reread the whole thing. But I ignored all the monologues and masturbatory posturing and focused, you know, the Objvectivist equivalent of the dirty bits. I have to say, I have a much better understanding at the age of twenty than I did when I was 15 of what Dominique meant she wanted Howard to conquer and overpower her and, you know, take her now!

So! For your amusement, a rather ridiculously long list of slashy quotes I found in The Fountainhead.

(What? At one point, Gail and Roark go on a cruise, pointedly leaving behind Gail's beautiful wife, and lounge around yacht naked admiring each other's bodies and professing their love. I am not making this shit up)

Roark/Cameron )

Roark/Keating )

Keating/Francon )

Keating/Toohey )

Roark/Mallory )

Roark/Heller )

Roark/Wynand )
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
Yo dudes, so I finally read harrpahtter.

That's what I've taken to calling Deathly Hallows, which I borrowed from Tess and read today after I re-read The Sorcerer's Stone ♥.

Possibly because I was expecting it to be egregiously awful, I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't that bad, relatively entertaining with moments of genuine awesome thrown in there (Dumbly and Grindy!). I also thought Hermione was pretty badass in terms of her magical skillz, which isn't something I had noticed in the other books, presumably because she was OMGEXAMS all the time. Oh, and I liked Harry using Unforgivables, but come now, disarming Voldy?

I thought the "Elder Wand Possession" thing was done somewhat inelegantly and I was weirded out to see that we had a Dumbly Explains it All moment even after his death. I'm v. confused on the inherent goodness or lack there of in Slytherins... yes? no? maybe? Also I was confused by the fate of the Malfoys, who were morally gray and clearly involved in evil despite their occasional wavering defections to the SIDE OF LIGHT.

Perhaps they set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?
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[livejournal.com profile] cheecheechee might be the most awesome person ever. Seriously. Tess, how I adore you!

I've borrowed a bunch of books and other assorted media from her and since our lovely tea party I have consumed a surprising number of them. Gregory Macguire's Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, which was a bit of alright- fun and intriguing, but by no means mindblowing. Fables and Recollections and Brief Lives  from the Sandman series which were of course <333, though not the best in the series. And I just watched History Boys, which was ridiculously awesome.

Seriously. English schoolboys! Antics in the classroom! Sexy, young, morally ambiguous teachers! Poetry and literature! Inappropriate student-teacher relationships! YAY! My mother was rather scandalized by it and wrinkled her noise and said "These Brits... they have so many... homosexuals." I just laughed at her because of course schoolboy crushes are far more exciting than rampant homosexuality. Um, I have screencaps! If there is interest I will post them. :)
sinclair_furie: (Default)
Hello darlings! It amuses me greatly that the entire text of Deathly Hallows has been available on the internets for a day already. Unfortunately, it's available on obnoxious download sites, so for those of you wishing to possess it, ask me. Or join [livejournal.com profile] spoil_me_dh.
Hurray etc.
So, it's mostly very bright pictures of the pages. Disclaimer: I haven't actually read that shit. I'm not going to sift through 700 odd pages of overexposed children's novel.
However, I have read the most wondrous epilogue, and it is filled with LOL and also massive gagging, just like most of JK's painful prose (note, for example, the abuse of modifiers in the last sentence). Go be spoiled with snarky comments and the transcribed text here. Seriously.

There is, of course, the possibility that the entire thing is a ridiculously elaborate plot to put a fake version and mock the masses, so take it all with a grain of salt.
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Apparently the first few chapters of Nabokov's Ada or Ardor are considered to be deliberately difficult. Given the ridiculous annotations, I'd believe this. It's worse than reading "The Wasteland".

Well, at least I no longer feel completely at a loss. Oh Nabokov!

p.s. More about books and movies later. (woo woo anticipation)
sinclair_furie: (Cedric on Crack)
Class in two days! Ah!
Um, the SuperBowl! They are watching it! Only, Kathy is asleep, Jose is fixing his bike and I'm eating grapes. Grapes, I tell you, they are the very grapes of WRATH.
Oh, I read Equus,by Peter Shaffer, which is rather amusing. I think it's meant to be watched- it would probably be pretty powerful. However, Harry Potter is in it and also, he will be naked.
Um, also read Freakonomics, which is awesome, and on Goldstein's recommendation am following it up with The Armchair Economist, which is also interesting though slightly more technical.
Oh, and I read You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett, which was a very good albeit ridiculously depressing set of short stories on the recommendation of [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone. Leaves you feeling kind of empty afterwards, but totally worth it.
And since I seem to be doing a general A&E review, I have watched The Departed (most aptly titled movie EVER) and The Queen, both of which I enjoyed quite a lot. I also watched Little Miss Sunshine, which I didn't like because it was like this huge indie movie gimmick written specifically for its target audience. But lots of people like it, so I suppose you have to judge for yourself.
sinclair_furie: (Cedric on Crack)
So, Deepest Sender has taken it's own pretty time getting set up, OMG. Seriously, it's on version 0.7.7 now and I had to go all the way down to version 0.6.5 (which I had before) to get something that would install and NOT crash mozilla.
Um.
I was going to explain about how my 30 hour trip to Charlotte North Carolina (omg!) was actually not that bad, except for the bit where we were in La Guardia Airport and it was gross and all the food had copious amounts of oil or mayonnaise and I wanted to cry, but whatever.
I am now at my aunt's house, upstairs in my OWN ROOM which is a guest room, with really fast internet and my VERY SEXY LAPTOP which I love even though it has only 3 USB slots and no PS2 slots and also DID NOT COME WITH THE WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION CD. I shall complain to IBM about that, because wtf, I payed for XP so I should get a copy.
On the bright side, my aunt and my uncle and my cousin Linus are very cool. Especially my cousin, who at eight years of age is the only pre-adolescent child in the world that I like, probably. He's wonderfully bizarre and charming and by turns incredibly somber and hysterically giggling. Seriously. His current obsession is with surge protectors and various extension cords (he knows more about how to plug my laptop in than I do). He also enjoys taking videos of his feet and photographing sockets.
He used to like vents, before, and he makes me feel vaguely tempted to eventually settle down and have a child in the hope that mine is as entertaining.
Um. I'm going to forget about the wimsical bit of this entry and get to the pop culture reviews.
Ok, I watched Inside Man on the plane, which was the coolest psychological thriller/bank robbery/criminal movie ever. Also, Clive Owen <3. Seriously. Which puts it in that category with Syriana for cool drama like politicalesque thrilling things. I suspect Crash would also be there, but I've yet to watch it alas.
Today, I discovered the randomly cool fact that apparently Chuch Palahnuik is gay from Travis, which Wikipedia confirms. Which makes him even awesomeer for writing a book about sex addiction and choking on food and of course Fight Club.
Speaking of gay writers, I finally read something by David Sedaris, i.e. Me Talk Pretty One Day. It is quite possibly the funniest book ever. Easily the funniest non-fiction book I've ever read. Sedaris has a very healthy appreciation of how fucking absurd the world is, a wacky family and a past involving meth and performance art, so you know, you SHOULD READ IT RIGHT NOW.
Also, today I listened to NPR which made me giggle like none other. I mean, they play news and everything (btw, this Jonbenet shit? Get over yourself, America. It's not important) and eventully they include stuff about events of geopolitican significance...
But they're so lyrical! They speak as if they're writing a war  novel and it's the radio so recorded voices sound fnny and ON TOP OF THAT they have to speak slowly so that people understand. And it's impossible to take it seriously when the construction of every other sentence makes me giggle.
Um. Right. 5 am. must sleep. bye.
sinclair_furie: (good omens)
So, I've been reading a bunch of books, but failing to finish them.
I don't know what's wrong with me, I've never had this problem before.
But anyway, currently I am somewhere in the middle of:
Everything is Illuminated  bv Jonathan Safran Foer
I'm not sure why I can't finish it, other than the fact that it is a rather taxing read. I mean, it's wonderful, and objectively I can appreciate why people go into spasms of delight over it and want to write their EE's on it and fall in love with Brod's many sadnesses... but I can't read very much of it at a time. And it's the kind of book where you only need to read about half of it to get the general gist. A journey not destination kind of novel, though of course I may be missing some wonderful epiphany at the ending.
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
It's the second book in the series, and I quite enjoyed the first one, more than I usually actively enjoy fantasy. But when you're reading an epic story and every chapter changes point of view, pretty soon you get really pissed because there are too many characters and a chapter with your favorite character isn't coming for another 100 pages. And ugh. I can't really bring myself to finish it right now.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Ok, I really have no idea why I can't finish this. It is a brilliant book. Wonderful. Beautiful. Talented, epic, interesting and wacky. [livejournal.com profile] cheecheechee lent it to me, so thank you Tess dearest. I think it's just a little overwhelming. I'll get back to it in a few days or something.
Unfortunately, it's the kind of book that is so brilliantly written that it totally puts you off writing anything, because no matter how hard you try you will never, ever be anything close to that good.

I did read Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, though, which is a totally awesome part of the whole Sandman series. It's a series of stories about each of the Endless (Death, Desire, Dream, Destruction, Delirium, Destiny, Despair) done by a series of artists. And wow. The one about Desire is awesome in a rather evil way (I love Desire. He/she is the cooles), the one about Dream made me want to kill that h00r, and Death, of course, was as sexy as ever.
Also, after I talked to Crystal about my reading issues, I decided to fuck it and reread Good Omens. Which, mind you, I had no problems finishing, because it is possibly the best book ever. Seriously.
Also, having read it already, it was easier to make sense of what was going on, and also notice the alarming frequency with which people thought Aziraphale was gay.
Seriously. He's giving me a reason to finally use the phrase "non-practicing homosexual,"* because if it is possible to be flamingly gay and asexual at the same time, Aziraphale is doing just that.
And of course, I squeed excessively about his banter with Crowley and their lunches! At the Ritz! And the DUCKS!
*squees some more*
Ok, good note to end this entry on.
Go read Good Omens if you haven't already. If you have, reread it. :)
*The phrase, by the way, is courtesy of John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany, which is a sometimes cool and sometimes really annoying book.
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
So, [livejournal.com profile] pinkhypnosis and I were having a late-night IM conversation, discussing the finer aspects of making obscure references and assorted things when I mentioned my inability to take libertarianism seriously. And we are teh biggest nerds, but in a good way. :D

Sharmin: OMG, libertarians
Sharmin: It's like, I call myself a libertarian sometimes, but I’d be deathly afraid of going to any organization or meeting that was affiliated with libertarianism
Hanna: Oh, I get you.
Hanna: It's like, I like Nietzsche, but I try to stay away from it.
Sharmin: hahah
Sharmin: I like the idea of Nietzsche but I don't read much.
Hanna: I'm going to read more when I finish this history book I'm reading. I'm interested in his ideas about society as a whole; the Overman thing I feel is in many ways the same sort of oversimplified glitter that draws people to Ayn Rand.
Sharmin: haha yeah
Sharmin: But it’s like, the ideal allusion. It's like liking Led Zeppelin or something.
Hanna: Truth ;]
Sharmin: ahahaha
Sharmin: Sorry, Nietzsche as Led Zeppelin is making me giggle.
Sharmin: OMG we must head bang to him!

You see? We will totally rule the world.
sinclair_furie: (libs)
From truly awesome Jeff ([livejournal.com profile] qmoog ), I have the following link:
Naked stage role for Potter star Daniel Radcliffe
Radcliffe has starred in four Potter films and is now making a fifth. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is to appear on the London stage next year, playing a stable boy who has an erotic relationship with his horses. Richard Griffiths will co-star in the revival of Peter Shaffer's 1973 play Equus, to open in the capital in March.
Fans of Lionel Shriver and the Amazing Kevin will remember that Kevin's drama teacher taught them Equus before her downfall at the hands of the one Kevin Katchadourian.
Ok, BRING ON THE FILTHY SLASH!
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Right. A work in Progress...
I was talking to Crystal and we were overcome with the idea of making a "Must Read Children's Books" list. Also including some Young Adult fiction. For when you want to have well-read children. :D
So, in no particular order:

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
Rose and the Beast and other stuff by Francesca Lea Block
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix

Feel free to suggest things! Please do, actually, as this would be a fun list to make.
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
So, I know I said I'd write about Australia and whatnot, but I'm failing to be inspired.
My cousins are visiting, though. Very soon there will be twelve people living in my house, plus the maids. You know the bit where I don't like crowds? Yeah. Not fun.
Ok, I will begin by showing this incredibly funny video Fahad showed me. Behold the Flying Car.
Choice exerpts:
"It's times like these that it occurs to me that we were lied to by The Jetsons. According to that show we were supposed to be pooling around in flying cars by now."
"See? You're what's wrong with this country! Hell, what's wrong with the world! You're always thinking about your own comfort level, never thinking about the rest of us."
Ok, now on to the arts and entertainment section.
First, books.
Ok, Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire. Tess gave it to me as part of the Tess Thomspon Award... It's sort of the retold story of Snow White. I have a thing for retelling fairy tales... I really enjoyed Francesca Lea Block's The Rose and the Beast. And Mirror Mirror did not disappoint. It's fascinating, just the right combination of creepiness, mundane grossness and fairy tale atmosphere. And the way the history is weaved in is fascinating. A good read.
And then, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Recommended by Mr. Bellew... and WOW. It's an amazing book. It's about the upbringing of one Kevin Katchadourian, a 16 year old boy who kills nine of his classmates. It's told from the point of view of his mother, Eva, in the form of letters to her estranged husband.
Honestly, it may upset you and it's sort of a psychological drama, but even when I began reading it I couldn't stop myself from putting it down and thinking, "Wow, she's got it exactly right." It deals with a lot of issues- parenthood, American (lack of) culture, the Big Question, motherhood and working and really, it's become my Bible. And then ending will kill you.
I'll confess, I have this weird fascination with sociopaths, so that may have contributed to my incredible love for the book, but really, it's amazing. Go read.
Ok, now TV.
Right, I've been watching Stargate: Atlantis after wading through former Smallville fandom giants' journals. I started by reading fannish stuff, and then decided that the show sounded cool, and watched a few episodes... and the rest is history. I'm now about halfway through second season, and it's loads of fun.
And also, this is kind of embarassing, but after the obsessions of [personal profile] dangermousie I decided to try out Veronica Mars, and um. It's loads of fun and I really like it.
So, I've lost my right to be snobby about teenage drama to a certain extent, but to its credit, Veronica Mars is far more complex and realistic than your average teenage drama show. And anyway it's more of a detective mystery show anyway.
And Veronica is really, really hot. Like. Hot.
Ok, I was going to talk about music too, but um. This entry is long enough. Maybe later.
sinclair_furie: (good omens)
Right, because I am overdue for an entry, like a woman ten months pregnant. Eventually, I will post that entry that I'm writing about Doctor Who's Gay Agenda, because it totally has a very obvious one, but until then...

I went shopping yesterday (well, really two days ago) for Fahad, which was lots of fun. Seriously. He looks good in EVERYTHING. So now not only is my brother smart, and you know, cool, but he's also prettier than I am. He said some witty things, but I've forgotten them all.
Zara has the best clothes.

Now, a subject that is very dear to me. Tea.
My relationship with tea is a bit of an odd one. You wouldn't suspect it, but it's actually relatively unorthodox. Kind of like the man who tells his friends and colleagues how much he loves his wife every day, and then goes home and proves it to her by indulging in, oh I don't know, BDSM or watersports.
Which is perhaps an image you didn't need, but that's how I am with tea. You'll hear me talk about it rather often, especially if you travel with me or make the mistake of taking me to Starbucks. I like my tea, and I like it in a certain way.
More nattering on, and pictures )
Oh! Books! I just finished Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman. Tess got it for me, and wow, it is such an amazing, beautiful book. It basically chronicles a set of fictional dreams Einstein had while coming up with general relativity. It sounds like some popular science novel, but actually it's a series of heartbreaking vignettes about different worlds, where time funtions differently.
The world will end on 26 September 1907. Everyone knows it. )

For in this world, people have no memories )

Oh! And Alan Lightman teaches at MIT!
Also, you may have noticed that I've temporary adopted Forbes' (and the IB exam writers') tendency to bold key words and phrases. Everybody needs a change.
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Fahad: My hair has more potential energy than yours.
Sharmin: [giggles]

Also, I've finished IB exams! Speaking of, does anybody have any ideas/suggestions for things I should include in my valedictory address?

Besides that, I've been reading again(often instead of studying)! Hurray. Well
So. Books I've read since good Omens...
Pyramids and Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. They were both very funny, highly enjoyable and followed the usual "protagonist is an ordinary kid put into weird circumstances, there is a conflict, hijinks ensue, the conflict is solved, sort of, and the hero doesn't exactly get the girl but the ending is kind of cute anyway" progression that his novels tend to.
I liked Pyramids better, though. It's about this assassin who is called back to rule his kingdom (which is like Ancient Egypt) because his father died, and it's very cute.
I also read The Inner Circle, by T.C. Boyle on Mr. Bellew's recommedation. It is a really, really interesting book, chronicling the life of a fictional assistant to the great Kinsey. It's mostly about sex, but not in an erotic way. More an exploration of personal motivations and sexuality, as well as relationships. Not the best-written book in the world, but really worth reading.
And finally, I read Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear. It was an interesting book, but not one that I'd recommend. Sort of a biological thriller, and the premise of the book was really good. It was sort of "What if all those lengths of non-coding, sometimes viral DNA in the human genome actually had a function? And what if evolution didn't work quite as we expected?"
It's very technical, but the biology behind it is interesting. The characters were a bit stereotyped and I didn't care too much for them or their rampant heterosexuality (though a novel about the evolution of the human race will involve having children, and therefore heterosexuality) but whatever. It was an ok book, but I liked getting into the "bio" mood.
And now I'm reading The Poisonwood Bible. So far, it's really interesting and quite good, an excellent portrayal of a flawed missionary family in DR Congo. More about it later.

Fahad was just flipping channels, and we came across WWE wrestling for WOMEN. They're in cheerleading outfits. And they shriek, and pull each other's hair, and are incredibly fake. It is disgusting. Oh. God. My brain.

And now he's shown me this incredibly funny rendition of "The Internet is for Porn"  from the musical Avenue Q. It is so funny. Seriously. Warcraft characters.
sinclair_furie: (good omens)
So, this is that interview meme thing. And [livejournal.com profile] lunaedraconis is interviewing me. If you want, you can ask to be interviewed in the comments! And I will ask you five personal/ridiculous/serious questions and you will have to answer them in your journal. Hurray.

1) What will you major in at MIT? Was it possible that I met you at CPW/were you there?
(Aero/Astro || Mech) && Lit )

2) What happened to make you not buy into the whole Muslim thing?
A somewhat long story. )

3) Where, exactly, do you live? I know it's Indonesia/Malaysia/Singaporeish in that area of the world, but I'm not quite sure!
The text behind this is shorter than the cut. )

4) What's your favourite author and book, besides Neil Gaiman and Good Omens (I'm excepting those because you iconed the best lines in it)?
H2 students- make a wild guess )

5) What do you want to tell me, personally, that you think I ought to know about you?
I still think Hitler was stupid, though. )

Edit: Ok, these will take me a while to get through, so no more requests! :)
sinclair_furie: (good omens)
1. I read Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. And. And.
I cannot believe it's been out since 1990, and I've gone sixteen years without reading it. It is amazing. Quite possibly one of the best books, and probably the funniest, I've ever read. Aziraphale and Crowley (An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards) are adorable. I mean, Aziraphale says "my dear" all the time, drinks tea and likes old books. They feed ducks together and listen to Tchiakovsky's "Another One Bites the Dust!"
Some quotes:
Crowley had been extremely impressed with the warranties offered by the computer industry, and had in fact sent a bundle Below to the department that drew up the Immortal Soul agreements, with a yellow memo form attached just saying: "Learn, guys."

The kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance.

Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.
Oh, and they're rather slashy in a completely asexual way. Fahad even agrees... because we know that angels are sexless unless they try very hard.
Oh, just go read it. Now. :D

2. I watched Breakfast on Pluto, starring Cillian Murphy.
It's a pretty good movie. Sort of... heartwarming in a depressing way. And Cillian Murphy is very, very pretty, as I pointed out earlier.
As [livejournal.com profile] katranna put it earlier, "how can you not like a movie about transsexuality, IRA terrorists, Oscar Wilde-quoting robins, and the power of believing in glam rock music?"
So it's Irish and about finding yourself and all that, and Cillian Murphy plays Patrick "Kitten" Braden and it's got Stephen Rhea being a magician and it's lots of fun. Lovely characters. Though sometimes I couldn't decide between wanting to squish Kitten in a hug or smack him for his... naivete, I guess.

3. I've started watching Doctor Who.
It's quite entertaining. I feel like I'm vaguely taking part in this British cult phenomenon, and judging from what I know about the BBC, Doctor Who is sort of... the quintessence of British Television. Between the humor, the low budget effects and the horrible teeth... Seriously, I'm feeling this bizarre sort of empathy.
I love Douglas Adams and I drink tea. Granted, I drink my tea black and in coffee mugs. But still, in an alternate universe, I could so totally have been British.
Also, Doctor (Nine)/Rose! (Spoilers in the last two pictures, scroll slowly)
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
Based on this.
Book meme from [livejournal.com profile] nhw
What happened to  )

Woe. I feel under-read. I'm going to have to read some of those contemporary classics now, like The Poisonwood Bible, Lovely Bones and The Time Traveler's Wife. Also, never reading The Alchemist. Odd how many "romances" there are... Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Wurthering Heights and Gone with the Wind that I recognize... all this classic English literature bores me, really. I need more excitement. And to read. Yes.

Pfft.

Mar. 4th, 2006 01:33 am
sinclair_furie: (libs)
From [livejournal.com profile] katranna :
For all of you who bothered to like The Da Vinci Code, read this. Honestly.
It is too good.
Also, she's got an interesting discussion on Jane Eyre up. If you're read it, go be nerdy.
Quotes from the Da Vinci Code spoof:

"Ah, 'alo, 'alo, monsieur (Mister), my name is Sophie Neveu," she said in flawless English, "I studied at the Royal Holloway." There is a sadness about her, as if she were about to find out her grandfather had been shot by a psychotic albino assassin working for Opus Dei — hey, it happens — but on the outside she smiles enigmatically, like Amon L'Isa."

"Sophie gave a curt nod, in agreement. "Unfortunately, I think I've already broken your code using the same amazing ability to make unrealistically enormous logical jumps that you invest so many of your characters with."

Sir Teabing and I looked expectantly at her, as if we were pregnant."

sinclair_furie: (Default)
The man who sold the moon
You belong in The Man Who Sold The Moon. You are a

dreamer. People don't understand you your

calling, and often get in your way.

Frontiers call to you, and you will breathe

your last breath as you gaze back from a

distant horizon.


Which Heinlein Book Should You Have Been A Character In?
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Jan. 18th, 2006 01:13 am
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Book Quote Meme ... mutated
1. Grab the nearest book. The Orwell Reader, edited by Richard H. Rovere
2. Let X be the number on its last numbered page, plus 1. 456+1=457
3. Open the book on page (1234 mod X) + 1. 320+1=321
4. Let Y be the number of sentences on that page, plus 1. (Needs only be counted if it's less than five, really.) More than five. This is George Orwell, come on.
5. Find sentence number (5 mod Y) + 1."He enters upon his job without any pretense of enthusiasm, and his main desire is not, as one might expect, to find a more interesting and useful job, but simply to play cricket." From In Defense of P.G. Wodehouse.
6. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. Oddly enough, that sentence went almost halfway down the page. Damn verbosity.
7. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Take the one that's actually next to you.

from [livejournal.com profile] fractaltime

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