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oh go on then [May. 18th, 2011|01:41 pm]
comment and I'll tell you what fictional character you remind me of. assuming you do. mostly they are likely to be tenuous since few characters are as deep and well rounded as actual people. i could rant a lot about writing here.

(in general, if anyone actually reads this, you have probably noticed that I never blog here anymore, and only use it to comment on other people's stuff. if you want to read my blog, you should either be following (for those who want to play in LJ),or via or its RSS feed )
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blog has moved [Feb. 9th, 2010|01:29 pm]
[music |i can hear cicadas, wind and the ocean]

For those of you playing by LJ, the previous LJ feed (undulung_ljfeed) of my real blog is now defunct.

Hosting changes mean that my blog is now solely found at
The RSS is now

(If anyone desperately wants to keep reading via LJ, feel free to make a LJ feed for it...:P)

[EDIT: Tats already did! So a new LJ feed is at]
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stupider than usual memeage [Apr. 17th, 2008|12:34 pm]

As ever, the feed to my real blog is
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This Charming Mystery [Feb. 29th, 2008|11:54 am]
{x posted from UndulatingUngulate}

Hey. You can listen to a bunch of songs by my new band This Charming Mystery at our myspace page, which has just gone live. If you are a msypace-enabled person you can add us as a friend and make us look loved.

But yeah. Head on over and have a listen. Tell us what we sound like, because it’s a bit of mystery to me. There’s quite a bit of variety in there. (And for those wondering, it’s a million miles away from what Idle Faction were doing ;) TCM is a mostly instrumental 3 piece doing… well. Go find out :) I am guitars and occasionally vocals when there are vocals.)

I’d recommend maybe Kilimanjaro, Seems That Way, Portobello Road or Monday Morning Traffic to start with. But then I’d recommend all of them…

[By the way, this LJ account is basically not used for blogging any more, just reading and commenting. You can add the LJ feed from my real blog by going to and adding it as a friend. :) ]
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read the feed from my real blog in lj [Feb. 20th, 2007|11:13 am]
Hey, awesome. Now LJ folk can read my blog,, from within LJ by clicking on and then adding it to your friends :) Since I basically never put content on my LJ anymore, if you actually want to read anything by me, this is the easy way to do it.

Thanks to wildilocks for setting this up :)
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KIWIBURN FUCKING RULED! [Feb. 12th, 2007|10:22 pm]
You should all go next year.
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SF book meme [Nov. 19th, 2006|08:57 pm]

This is the Science Fiction Book Club's list of the fifty most significant science fiction/fantasy novels published between 1953 and 2002. Bold the ones you've read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and underline the ones you loved.

I am adding a category, of three !!! exclamation marks for books I own and have not read yet :0

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (!!!)
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, Frank Herbert (!!!) saw the movie the other day
4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (!!!)
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (!!!)
10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. (!!!)
13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight, James Blish (!!!)
16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany (!!!)
21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman (!!!)
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl (!!!)
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
31. Little, Big, John Crowley (!!!)
32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
39. Ringworld, Larry Niven (!!!)
40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner (!!!)
45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock (!!!)
48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

Read 25/50. Own another 12/50. Plan to read another couple of the list, notably Dhalgren.

The overwhelming majority of my favourite fantasy was published well before this list's purvue.

[updated it 27-12-07]
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that could have been much worse [Sep. 27th, 2006|02:12 pm]
You are 24% white and nerdy.
How White and Nerdy Are You?
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choke on my memeage [Sep. 25th, 2006|03:39 pm]
[Current Location |nowhere]
[mood |none]
[music |nothing]

You scored as Captain Jack Sparrow. Roguish,quick-witted, and incredibly lucky, Jack Sparrow is a pirate who sometimes ends up being a hero, against his better judgement. Captain Jack looks out for #1, but he can be counted on (usually) to do the right thing. He has an incredibly persuasive tongue, a mind that borders on genius or insanity, and an incredible talent for getting into trouble and getting out of it. Maybe its brains, maybe its genius, or maybe its just plain luck. Or maybe a mixture of all three.


Captain Jack Sparrow


Neo, the "One"


Batman, the Dark Knight


Lara Croft


James Bond, Agent 007


El Zorro


William Wallace


Indiana Jones




The Amazing Spider-Man


The Terminator


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Meanwhile, my real blog is here.
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painless [Jul. 28th, 2006|08:50 pm]
[Current Location |the hutt]
[mood |discontentdiscontent]
[music |painless]

there's a shadow on my wall
that tells me the time
it says you're always late
and you can't miss this train
well i open my mouth
but i hear no sound
and you said life could be painless
and i'm sorry but that's not what i've found
and she said life could be painless
and she said life could be painless
i'm sorry but that's not what i've found
i open my mouth but you hear no sound
and you said life could be painless
and i'm sorry but that's not what i've found
you said life could be painless
i'm sorry but that's not what i've found

- the god machine
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