litlover12: (HP)
I haven't seen anyone doing this on LJ yet, but it's all the rage on Facebook. I did one, but then I slightly rethought my choices, so I'm redoing it here! The idea is simple: Describe yourself in three fictional characters.

I choose . . .
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litlover12: (HP)
I was diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism today. Which of course put me in mind of a gruesome Peter Wimsey story in which a dastardly villain controlled his wife by taking away her thyroid medicine, till she was reduced to an almost animalistic state.

. . . Let's hope she just had a way worse case of it than I do!
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Comment on this post and I will choose six interests from your profile. You will then explain what they mean/why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

I got this from [livejournal.com profile] charleygirl a couple weeks ago, and am just now getting around to it. And I still have yet another meme I'm supposed to do, but I can't remember who gave it to me. I am the world's worst at keeping track of memes. But anyway, now for this one! Here are my interests that she chose.

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Book meme

Feb. 13th, 2013 08:46 am
litlover12: (Books)
I got this from a message board, and modified it a bit. The idea is simple: Suppose that for some reason you had to pare your library down to 25 single volumes, plus 1 series. You're allowed to read other books, but these 25 (plus 1) are the only books you're allowed to keep or to reread.

(The original meme said 20 books plus 1 series, but that would be inhuman. I think there's something in the Geneva Convention about it.)

You can put the series anywhere in your list, but mark it with an asterisk.

Here are mine . . .


The indispensables )

Conundrum

Dec. 13th, 2012 09:34 am
litlover12: (MST3K2)
I've made a rather interesting discovery. My online friends who are logical and rational love Sherlock Holmes because he's like them. My online friends who are guided by their emotions love Sherlock Holmes because he isn't like them.

Is a puzzlement, as the king of Siam said.

Me -- well, I love Peter Wimsey. :-) Okay, I know the two aren't mutually exclusive (Dorothy L. Sayers was very fond of Holmes, as I recall), but truthfully, I've never gotten much into Holmes at all. I have read some of the stories, but it was long, long ago, which makes me feel a little like the class dunce sometimes when everyone around me is conversing knowledgeably about hounds and dancing men and what not. Perhaps the larger conundrum is how I ended up belonging to such a vast online network of Sherlockians! It wasn't because of the BBC Sherlock -- I met most of my online buddies based on other interests, and before BBC Sherlock was born or thought of. But it was when the show came out that I became aware of just how many Sherlock-loving online buddies (SLOBs? Hee!) I actually had.

Well, Audible.com did recently supply me with a free audio version of "Blue Carbuncle," so perhaps I'll start getting caught up . . . 
litlover12: (HP)
What does it say about me, that when I heard Abraham Lincoln say, "I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams," I immediately thought of Lord Peter Wimsey instead of Hamlet?

In related news, Lincoln is AWESOME. Go see it if you get the chance.

OTP meme

Oct. 29th, 2012 10:53 am
litlover12: (HP)
Power's still with us for now, and the office is closed (though I still need to do some work), so let's have a meme! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] allisnow for this one.

Pick three of your OTPs without looking at the questions.

1. Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane

2. Arthur Clennam/Amy Dorrit

3. Harold/Grace (Person of Interest)


Yes, I said OTP. Apparently I am twelve. )
litlover12: (FB)
This looks like something fun to do when you're supposed to be doing lots of other things! :-)

List fifteen of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices. (Via [livejournal.com profile] goldvermilion87 and [livejournal.com profile] eanor)

1. Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities)
2. Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit)
3. Harriet Vane (Lord Peter Wimsey series)
4. Lord Peter Wimsey (Lord Peter Wimsey series)
5. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables series)
6. Jean Valjean (Les Miserables)
7. Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady)
8. Harold Finch (Person of Interest)
9. John Reese (Person of Interest)
10. Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings)
11. Lily Bart (The House of Mirth)
12. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
13. Betsey Trotwood (David Copperfield)
14. Amy Dorrit (Little Dorrit)
15. Sir Percy Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel)


. . . Only fifteen? I have so many more favorites!
litlover12: (LD5)
[livejournal.com profile] rachkmc did this at her blog, and asked me to do it too. Since it's her birthday, how can I say no? (She just called hers "Rachel's Favorite Romances," but she stuck to literature and literary adaptations. I'm going to follow her lead in that, or I could never narrow it down to ten. But I'm counting plays as literature. Also, I stole one or two of the pictures off her blog. Thanks, Rachel!)


Image-heavy post ahead! )

Icon meme

Oct. 6th, 2011 08:29 pm
litlover12: (EE)
I signed on for this ages ago -- sorry for the delay, [livejournal.com profile] sylverwind!

The meme:

1. Reply to this post with some kind of a yes, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

(I think I did this one long ago, but I decided to do it again!)

This way to the icons . . . )
litlover12: (Casablanca)
Queensjoy at [livejournal.com profile] ogeecons is selling custom icons, banners, mood themes, and wallpapers to make a little traveling money. She does really nice work -- the Casablanca icon on this post is one of hers. She also made my Dorothy L. Sayers icon and my Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane icon. Her prices are reasonable, too. If you're in the market for some artwork, just go here and tell her what kind of package you want -- so many icons, a wallpaper of such and such a size, whatever -- she'll list it on her Etsy site, and then you can place your order. (Check the Etsy site first, because she already has a few packages listed.)
litlover12: (Lvg1)
16. Adaptation: What book would you most like to see made into a film? Do you like to read the book first or see the film? Any books you have read after seeing the film version?

Movie talk ahead . . . )

Book meme

May. 22nd, 2011 02:21 pm
litlover12: (DLS1)
I swiped this meme from [livejournal.com profile] birdienl . Since it's so long, I'll be doing two or three answers per day. If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged!

All about books ) 

Icon meme

Dec. 17th, 2010 10:29 am
litlover12: (MST3K3)
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of Icon Squee!

Here are my icons that [livejournal.com profile] sonneta  picked:



Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane are one of my all-time favorite couples, so when I saw this icon at [livejournal.com profile] ogeecons , I just had to have it. And since I've had it, I've been surprised to learn how many other people love them too. It's gotten a ton of compliments. The lyric goes so perfectly with the couple!



Gadzooks, it's Sir Percy! (In some ways I think of him as a precursor to Lord Peter.) Anthony Andrews is one of my favorite actors, and he played that dashing, heroic, hilarious Pimpernel to perfection. This, I believe, is from the scene where he's conveying his horror over Chauvelin's substandard cravat. Got it via [livejournal.com profile] kemmi .



I haven't seen Aladdin in years, but I have very fond memories of the Genie. This was another one I just had to have as soon as I saw it. The expression is priceless. Got this one from [livejournal.com profile] jaysta_11 .



A recent acquirement, though I've been wanting an Early Edition icon for a long time. In my opinion, it was hands-down Kyle Chandler's best show and best role ever, and this picture of Gary with a rare smile (poor darling, he got so few opportunities to smile!) makes me melt into a puddle. Love the plaid thing, too. For some reason, it seems that a lot of my favorite TV guys tend to wear plaid, so this icon was especially fitting for me. (See also the icon on this post!) Got this from [livejournal.com profile] akamarykate .



In case you didn't pick up on this from the Gary, Percy, and Peter icons, I'm one of those girls who loves the good guys. Always have, always will. Give me the Pimpernel -- Chauvelin can go jump. But there's one exception: I'm in serious trouble whenever Captain Louis Renault appears. He's bad, I know he's bad, but I can't help it -- he's Claude Rains! And Claude Rains is sexy! That smile -- that voice -- the way he calls Rick "Ricky" -- the jaunty air. . . . Excuse me, I need to go open a window. It's gotten very hot in here.

(But he DOES reform at the end!)

This one is also from [livejournal.com profile] ogeecons .

If you want to chat about some of your icons, comment below and I'll pick five!

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