Locus Meme

Dec. 31st, 2012 11:53 am
caper_est: A cartoon virus. (meme)
Via [ profile] birdsedge:

Meme - The Locus best of lists. Bold the ones you've read, italicise the ones you gave up on and leave the ones you haven't read yet.

Massive listosaurus: )

Okay, that was interesting...

caper_est: A cartoon virus. (meme)
Via [ profile] heleninwales:


1. Open up your music player. Hit shuffle.
2. Record the first few lines of the first 20 songs that come up that do not give away the name of the song. [This cuts out a lot!] Skip instrumentals, but don't skip the embarrassing ones.   [I have a lot of embarrassing ones, but my player seemed too embarrassed to select any of them.]
3. Make hapless LJ* denizens guess the song names and artists. Google is cheating. For musical songs, the name of the musical is acceptable in place of the artist.
4. Least hapless LJ* denizen wins admiration.

* Or DW.  - Ed.

1. Melinda was mine, 'til the time that I found her, holding Jim, loving him.
2. I come from the moor and the mountain, from the waterfall and stream.
3. I am an ex offender.  They let me out in the summer.
4. Some sunny day, babe, when everything seems okay, babe, you'll wake up and find that you're alone.
5. When the evening sun goes down, you will find me hanging round.
6. Ten years ago on a cold dark night, someone was killed 'neath the Town Hall light.
7. You should be so happy, you should be so glad, twentieth century man.
8. If you want to play with my soul, why don't you take a look at your own first?
9. About the time that Daddy left to fight the big war, I saw my first pistol in the general store.
10.  I believe your new girl turned you down, and they say she's pushing you around.
11. Colour me your colour, baby.  Colour me your car.
12. Well my name's John Lee Pettimore, same as my daddy and his daddy before.
13. He's got his little Y-fronts and he's got his little vest. He's got his little parting in his hair.
14. Oh do you know, where to go, where to go? 
15. To cross the wide sea I deserted, from the shore I did fly.
16.  There is a woman in Somalia, scraping for $TITLE by the roadside.
17. I'd like to rush into somebody's arms and lose myself inside.
18. Had me a trick and a kick and your message. 
19 (a) is in a language which I can neither speak nor spell, so instead we'll move along to the total transparency of
     (b) Cuma westas chickadee, have a housemaid on your knee.
20. When the call of the dove can be heard across the land, you'll be there - you'll be there.

I don't believe the Clementine shuffle is as random as all that.  Also, the music library is not very random, because I'm only half-way through transferring my collection, and there is a heavy bias relating to the way CDs are presently stored upon my shelves. 

If all the time in the world was mine, I'd be tempted to try to make a story of those twenty lines, just for the ducks of it. 

caper_est: A cartoon virus. (meme)
From [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll:

Italicize the authors you've heard of before reading this list of authors, bold the ones you've read at least one work by, underline the ones of whose work you own at least one example of. Come up with improvements to flavour your versions.

Marcia J. Bennett
Poppy Z. Brite
Mary Brown
Lois McMaster Bujold
Emma Bull

Pat Cadigan
Isobelle Carmody
Brenda W. Clough
Kara Dalkey
Pamela Dean
Susan Dexter
Carole Nelson Douglas
Claudia J. Edwards
Doris Egan
Ru Emerson
C.S. Friedman
Anne Gay
Sheila Gilluly
Carolyn Ives Gilman
Lisa Goldstein
Nicola Griffith

Karen Haber
Barbara Hambly
Dorothy Heydt (AKA Katherine Blake)
P.C. Hodgell
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Tanya Huff

Kij Johnson
Janet Kagan
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
Katharine Kerr
Peg Kerr

Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
Rosemary Kirstein
Ellen Kushner
Mercedes Lackey
Sharon Lee
Megan Lindholm*

R.A. MacAvoy

Laurie J. Marks
Maureen McHugh
Dee Morrison Meaney
Elizabeth Moon
Paula Helm Murray
Rebecca Ore
Tamora Pierce
Alis Rasmussen (AKA Kate Elliott)
Melanie Rawn
Mickey Zucker Reichert
Jennifer Roberson

Michaela Roessner
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Melissa Scott
Eluki Bes Shahar (AKA Rosemary Edghill)
Nisi Shawl
Delia Sherman
Josepha Sherman
Sherwood Smith
Melinda Snodgrass
Midori Snyder
Sara Stamey
Caroline Stevermer
Martha Soukup
Judith Tarr
Sheri S. Tepper
Prof. Mary Turzillo
Paula Volsky
Deborah Wheeler (Deborah J. Ross)
Freda Warrington
K.D. Wentworth
Janny Wurts
Patricia Wrede

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I blame [info]heleninwales for bringing the original meme to my attention. This evolved the following poetically proper Twelve Days of Christmas:

Twelve del_cs drumming
Eleven suzychs piping
Ten mountains a-leaping
Nine goats dancing
Eight physics idling
Seven economics a-writing
Six books a-walking
Five ga-a-a-ames
Four cats
Three computers
Two politics
...and a music in a biology.

But then it all went doorstop-shaped! Knocking back her fifth miniature of Old Sheepdip, my Muse observed that everything is better with Extruded Fantasy Product, and began carolling according to the following scheme...

...Twelve pages' cast list,
Eleven elves enchanting,
Ten swords backtalking,
Nine Dark Lords duncing,
Eight buckles swashing,
Seven dwarves upshacking,
Six stewpots stewing,
Four fated meetings,
Three plotty coupons,
Two looming sequels, and
A hero up a gum tree.

I regard the squarer-shaped parcels under my tree with a new and superstitious awe, and wonder how many she's got right.


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