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So, I'm following the interests meme in a couple other journals.

Anyone want to play? Paraphrasing - ask me about one of the interests on my userinfo list that either 1) you don't understand or 2) you don't understand why I list it.

In fact, don't feel limited to one. Ask me to explain myself, it's a good thing.


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Mar. 15th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
lizardmen and yeltar.

splain please.
Mar. 15th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
The Lizardmen are my Warhammer army. I never learned how to play, and since they've switched all the rules around, I probably never will. But I've collected an army of miniature lizards and I'm gradually working on painting them. I have a big purple dinosaur...

Yeltar is a Bujold-list in-joke. It dates from well before I started reading the list, but it's been revisited a couple of times. In brief: Yeltar is the alien who kidnaps all of the mailing list and dumps them on a new planet with minimal supplies. The question is what becomes of them? It tends to split into two camps: "We're all going to die!" and "Bite us, Yeltar!" - which are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

Aside from the in-joke bits of it, I find it to be an interesting thought exercise. The mailing list as a whole (although not many of the individuals) has a pretty good chance of survival, given the wide spectrum of skills involved. However, I sometimes for my own amusement select a smaller group (my friends list; Medfest in 1996; the next 15 people I see) and consider which challenges they could survive and which they could not.

There are also sub-sections of this - if all we have is what's in our pockets right now, what do we have to work with? Or, given the lack of pockets in clothing for women, include purses as well... If we have one minute's warning, what is in reach that you can grab and bring with you? What if you have an hour to pack?
Mar. 15th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
Mar. 15th, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)
Tewksbury, Massachusetts is the town I grew up in.

I'm never sure if it's a proper interest or not, since my primary interest in it was always to escape... but I've been gone long enough that I'm curious about what's become of the people I knew in high school.
Mar. 15th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Kevin and Kell?

Is it a band? A couple? A book? Or something else entirely?
Mar. 15th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
Web comic. http://www.kevinandkell.com/

Kevin is a 6-foot-tall rabbit. His wife, Kell, is a wolf. They have three children: his adopted daughter (from a prior marriage) is a hedgehog, her son (also from a prior marriage) is a wolf, and their baby daughter is a carnivorous rabbit.

Aside from all the people being animals, it's a fairly typical daily-life comic.
Mar. 15th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
Mar. 15th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (ISIHAC for short) is a BBC radio program that's been running for 30ish years. They play a lot of silly games, basically. If you've ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway, it's a similar kind of concept, just voice only.

The Vorkosigans are the family that are the subject of the books by Lois McMaster Bujold that I rave about all the time.
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Mar. 15th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
see answer above...
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Mar. 15th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
Good question... come to think of it, how do I explain why I'm interested in any of the things I like?

I've been fascinated by Ancient Egypt since I was very young. I could hypothesize that it's because I've been accused of writing in hieroglyphs my whole life, but I don't think that's the real reason.

It was the reason I originally applied to the Egypt DIS. I ended up in the section dealing with more recent development, but we did see a lot of the really old stuff as well. And really, once you've stood in a temple or a tomb that's thousands of years old, or reached out to touch the Great Pyramid, it has a lasting impression...
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