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Do I have to explain myself?
* Scan my interest list. List any that seem odd to you.
* I’ll explain it.
* Post this in your journal so other people can ask you about your interests.

Edit: OK, so I just tweaked my interests to drop some redundancy and add some more. 10PM Eastern, 01/20/2005

I am: curious curious
Current Media: quiet office

rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: January 20th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ok, I'll bite:


I don't understand how anyone with more than two braincells can be interested in that, and you sure seem to have more than those otherwise.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 20th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Anime is a very, very broad area.

It is like 'sci-fi' - most people think of Star Trek, or Star Wars, but that's just a small part. Anime is even bigger than that - because there is sci-fi anime, and fantasy, and pr0n, and...

I don't like *all* anime, but I like a lot of it. I'm really, really digging Full Metal Alchemist and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. And I think that Cowboy Bebop is one of the best TV series I have ever seen, perhaps the best. And they're all anime.

Of course, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Dragonball, etc, are all anime too - and I can't stand that shit.

I like sci-fi, but there is a big difference between Babylon 5 and VR-5.

I don't know what you think of when you think of anime - but there are some movies and shows with fantastic stories, they just happen to be animated. I could watch the 'Magnetic Rose' segment of Otomo's Memories over and over (and I have). It is just brilliant, IMHO. Wings of Honneamise is one of the best hard sf films I've ever seen.

But if you're exposure to anime has been maninly kiddy crap, I would expect a negative view of it. There are also things that are way over hyped - like Akira. It was ground breaking for its day, but, frankly, it isn't a great movie.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: January 20th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
My exposure to anime has been what TV has offered hereabouts, and judging from that it's about badly drawn teenage japanese girls with too-big eyes, regardless if it's afternoon- or night-programming.

If you can recommend stuff to leech that might alter that conclusion, go ahead.

(And WTF is VR-5?)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 20th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ah, it sounds like you've only seen things like Sailor Moon. :-) Which has it's appeal, mainly the Lolita factor, but is still kind of lame.

On the movies side, what springs to mind is Wings of Honneamise, Perfect Blue, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door (aka The Movie), and Ghost in the Shell.

For TV series the first things to come to mind are Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Full Metal Alchemist.

But there are many other good shows - those are all fairly recent, so the visual quality is high. There ar some older shows which are still good, like the original Macross, which just don't look as good due to the older techniques.

You can also scan my collection and ask me about anything that sounds interesting.
7threality From: 7threality Date: January 25th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Tokyo Godfathers is probably worth mentioning too. It's a Christmas story, so expect what you'd expect from that kind of thing.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 20th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh, and VR-5 was a rancid, hideous, terrible 'sci-fi' TV series from several years back. I think it was on The SciFi channel, or maybe WB or UPN or something. The concept was so *dumb* it is hard to describe...

Basically lead woman has some kind of magical VR system that lets her enter the mind of a person she calls on the phone... Yes, it was that bad.
lucasthegray From: lucasthegray Date: January 20th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 20th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
pmx is Pacific Media Expo.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 20th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Cunnilingus.

Unfortunately I don't get much practice.
eryn_ From: eryn_ Date: January 21st, 2005 12:05 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
You have 150 interests listed. I'm not sure what seems "odd" because I'm not sure what the definition of "odd" is.

There are things that you don't seem very interested in anymore, but which are still listed. I find that odd.

There are some things that I don't know what they are, which makes them odd to me.

Then there are the things I know you like, but our interests are so divergent that I'd like you to explain why you like them because yours seem completely odd.

Was there a particular definition of "odd" you wanted?

At some point in the last couple months I went through and explained why I liked all of my interests. I was surprised no one else thought it was a good idea. No one even commented on it. It would be easier if you just explained your interest in everything you have listed.

But since that's obviously unreasonable to most people, how about "kallisti"?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 21st, 2005 12:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Odd is in the eye of the beholder.

I haven't played with my interests in a while, and things tend to go in cycles. Actually there are many other things I'd list if they didn't have the hard limit.

Ah - Kallisti is a Discordian thing. It is the word that was written on the Golden Apple that Eris used to start the Trojan war. It means, roughly, 'To the fairest one.' So Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena fought over it - each taking a different meaning. In the end they picked a poor sap, Paris, to decide who got it. Aphrodite bribed him with the love of the most beautiful woman, Helen, and thus the war.
eryn_ From: eryn_ Date: January 21st, 2005 12:14 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh. What a nice bit of story. I picked the right thing to ask about.

I'm having the opposite problem actually. My interests keep disappearing. I'm hoping it's a January phenomenon and I'll develop some lasting interests.
eryn_ From: eryn_ Date: January 21st, 2005 12:08 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh and how you like cherry pepsi and vanilla coke.... What about cherry coke and vanilla pepsi?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 21st, 2005 12:12 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I do like both - but I find Vanilla Pepsi a bit too sweet, and, conversely, I like the sweetness of Cherry Pepsi over the taste of Cherry Coke. But I'm not overly committed to either faction.
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: January 21st, 2005 01:47 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 21st, 2005 02:15 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The opposite of Yaoi. ;-)

Ok, ok...

Yaoi is something you see a lot of fangirls going on about - boy-boy love. Yuri is girl-girl. :-)
eryn_ From: eryn_ Date: January 21st, 2005 02:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks very much. All I knew about "yaoi" was if someone mentioned it in a fanfic summary that I was going to hate it. :-) That wasn't enough to get me to look it up.
aberranteyes From: aberranteyes Date: January 21st, 2005 01:56 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
If I've heard of Mary Lou Lord, I can't remember when or where or why.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 21st, 2005 02:23 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
She's an unbearably cute (I'm not being demeaning, she's really cute - tiny woman, of course, that's coming from Mr. Freaky Big) and talented musician. People around Boston may know her, or at least have heard her, because shes famous for busking on the Red Line - usually at Park Street Station. But in warmer months sometimes on the street, like Newbury Street, etc.

She's put out several CDs, including one which was on Sony Music IIRC. Some were on the Kill Rock Stars label.

This is her site. She has an interesting background and experiences - she was involved with Kurt Cobain, but was kind of pushed aside by Courtney Love, for example.

Oh, that reminds me, I need to order Baby Blue (her latest CD)... ok, done.
From: ninjarat Date: January 21st, 2005 05:33 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
She is also famous for really wearing out guitars. A few years back the audience at a Boston show (yes, she does do shows on occasion) took a up a collection to buy her a new guitar because the frets of her old one were worn smooth and it had to be retuned after every song.
From: bramsmits Date: January 21st, 2005 02:47 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
s*p ? (assuming it's not short for 'something positive' further down the list)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 21st, 2005 02:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Actually it is. It seems to be the standard abbreviation.

I think I need to pull some redundancy out of my list to make room for more stuff.