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Several of my LJ friends responded to the link meme offer I stole from castallia and I've completed some links for them. If you're curious, go ahead and check them out, and see if you'd like some links of your own. The offer remains good until New Year's day.
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gwyryon From: gwyryon Date: December 27th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jolly good!

Well, I'll just friend you back at once! Nice journal! And I'll friend your friend castallia, er, did you look at my interests page? "my castalia" is where I live etc. No really. So, Cornish ancestors, hmn? My family is from the furthest southwest, near Penzance, Helston and the Lizard. So, a gamer, hmn? What games do you play? Or is the list as long as mine (haha.) How about mini games? We have a huge society here called Trumpeters. I like the WWii games and the GW skirmish games and Age of Reason. Books? Well, there are so many books I'm sure I shall hear about them as I read your journal. Got a camera for Christmas!!! So the Photoshop activities will be stepped up and posted accordingly.
netdancing From: netdancing Date: December 27th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jolly good!

Paper games I play/have played include: AD&D, Star Wars, FASA Star Trek, Stormbringer, Mekton, Robotech, Call of Cthulhu, Car Wars, Champions, Marvel Superheroes, Paranoia, MeRP (Middle Earth), Harn (but nobody ever wanted to play it), Tabula Rasa, Traveller, GURPs, Top Secret, Cyberpunk, and more that escape me at the moment. I collect Judges Guild game supplements, and Flying Buffalo stuff, as well as the old Greyhawk lead miniatures. I am still looking for "Iuz Enthroned with Evil Halflings."

Online games I play or have played include: Nexus TK, Dark Ages (US, Singapore, and briefly the Korean version), Ultima Online, EQ, Asheron's Call, Lineage 1, A Tale in the Desert (mythical/fantasy Egypt), Anarchy Online (current free subscription offer), Rubies of Eventide, Dransik (now a different game, no longer play), Federation, Gemstone III, Trade Wars , Ragnarok, Wish beta, and currently testing out Ryzom ( be a halfling pirate!) and Rose Online. No WoW or SWG yet, to my shame. Dark and Light and Middle Earth Online are the ones I'm really waiting for.

Books, I could probably open a store, except the things I read, hardly anybody wants. Best book I have read this year is Cochrane: the Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain. I'm working my way through the Aubrey series now.

Castallia's journal is great. I noticed the "castalia" thing on yours and have pointed her in your direction.

Welcome to my LJ! Hmm, I'll throw you a few links even though you didn't ask:

my favorite book on string figures(over 400 pages)

The Turing Digital Archive

The Master and Commander coffee table game *drool*

Molecular Expressions' Beer Gallery, including Guinness

my mime teacher. He studied along with Marcel Marceau under Etienne Decroux. As in, they were fellow students. Mime keeps you young, I gotta say. His daughter Vonda Shepard performed piano and song on Ally McBeal for years.

Since you like patterns, you might check out my marble and fractal galleries.

Been having fun catching up on your journal. :)
gwyryon From: gwyryon Date: December 27th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jolly good!

Wow, cool!!!! Thank you!!!!
You are interested in these things???
String figures???!!! enough to have a favourite book? I have this one, I am glad to say! As you clearly know, it is the string figure bible.
You Have A Mime Teacher???!!!
Turing is of course a hero - nice to see his documents!!!!! I shall have to peruse them when I have more concentration available though...
The beer (and of course Guinness) is gripping.
I liked your fractals and even more the marbling. My marbling faves were 'marble 2' and 'endpapers.' I am always fond of the classic in such things. My fractal faves were 'enfolded' and 'fracflex.' Part of that amazing book Eudæmonic Pie was their original discovery of fractals.

Books! Yes, I could open a store too, albeit a small one - 10000 volumes. The thing about books is: - they're all different! I'll keep my eyes open for the Cochran book. It sounds Great! I am dead keen on sea stories.

The games I have played/own are on my bio page. I play a lot of games! We coincide with Call of Cthulhu, Champions, GURPS (super source books), Cyberpunk, and Traveller (though I don't Own this last one), and but I have skated around Paranoia, Harn, and MeRPS without ever Quite playing them... I am not familiar with either Judges Guild and Flying Buffalo, I am surprised to say!

I have only just recently gotten a computer fast enough and with enough memory and a good enough video card to play online games. I play Combat Mission almost by email, and I play Kingdom of Loathing (hahahaha). My pal plays City of Heroes and we are very vaguely thinking of Matrix Online, but maybe not too...

Brilliant to meet you. 8^) Welcome!

The icon is my fave Necromunda figure - Smullyan, an Orlock heavy.
netdancing From: netdancing Date: December 27th, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jolly good!

My favorite string figure is Apache Door. :) My mother had an antiques and books shop. The books were almost entirely books on antiques, with a few random things like books with wood sample chips, and for some reason, the string figure book. I fell in love with that book as a child, and also a really neat book on sundials. Needless to say I got one of those mom discounts. I've loved sundials, wood samples, and especially string figures ever since. Also ancient historical recipes, but I got into that on my own.

Call of Chthulhu is a really fun game, but to be honest I was never a huge fan of the books. Perhaps this is because his writing style is more frightening to me than the abominations described therein. However, I love the time period and this Call of Chthulhu prop site. Awesome fonts there, free. I am even tempted to buy their CD.

Yep. I studied mime with Richmond Shepard some years ago, partly because Bowie mentioned in an interview that mime helped him conquer shyness and develop the body awareness he needed to be a performer. I was a klutzy person most of my life, and very unaware of physical self. I also had stage fright. Mime really did cure both of them, especially after performing at the La Brea Tarpits park for kids and their annoyed moms. I thought for a minute there I was going to be thrown to the trapped mastadons. Richmond is a really great mime, and great teacher. If you ever have a chance to study with him, I couldn't recommend it more.

Mime has a bad reputation here, partly because in the US it is largely performed by people with little or no skill and bad taste. Anyone who has ever seen Marceau perform "Bip Remembers" has to admit, mime can be serious art. There's a lot more to it than moonwalking. Michael Jackson, btw, learned to moonwalk from Richmond. For my final project with Richmond's class I did "Pandora's Box" in which I emulated all the horrors which came from the box, and the hope which remains. It wasn't kiddie birthday party stuff at all.
me_and From: me_and Date: December 28th, 2004 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I don't really know you, other than that you post on ubergeeks every so often, and I don't know why you just bought me LJ time, but I'd just like to say how amazingly grateful I am. Thank you so much.
netdancing From: netdancing Date: December 28th, 2004 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I friended you this month because of your interesting posts and journal. It's sort of a Merry Christmas and welcome to the friends list thingie. :) Enjoy!
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