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Stolen from debodacious and cangetmad, it's the explain-your-LJ-interests meme:

Look at your LJ "interests" list. If you have fewer than 50 interests, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five interests, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five interests, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List them on your LJ, and tell everyone exactly what it is about these things that interests you so much.


60s pop culture: I used to be somewhat obsessed with pop culture from both the '50s and the '60s, despite being born in 1975. I still am, a bit, although not as much as I used to be; I wrote my MA thesis on the London '60s counterculture (Revolution for Fun: The London Counterculture and the Underground Press 1958-1973. Fascinating stuff!)

angela carter: A huge obsession in my teens. I'm almost afraid to re-read her now in case I don't like her any more.

bitch magazine: Sometimes pompous and frustrating, but always entertaining. One of the few magazines I look forward to.

comics: I like comics. What more can I say?

elizabeth peters: She writes very silly, very entertaining mystery novels about archaeologists at the turn of the last century. I discovered her this year and read the first ten in a row.

freaks and geeks: Possibly the sweetest, funniest, coolest television programme ever made.

helium: Mary Timony's former band. I like her solo stuff better, but they're still really good.

league of extraordinary gentlemen: An absolutely fantastic comic - a book nerd's dream. The Dr Moreau issue remains the most fucked-up thing I've ever read, though. "No, Tim, drink like man!" Aieeeeeeee!

martin amis: I think London Fields and Money are absolutely fantastic books, although they do make me feel slightly sick. He's more or less lost me since then.

oz magazine: the central subject of the aforementioned MA thesis. Longest obscenity trial in British legal history, fact fans!

round the horne: Julian and Sandy can still make me laugh. "Look at him, Mister 'Orne, he's freakin' out!" "I'm freakin' out!" "Now he's freakin' back in again..."

the archers: An every day story of country folk. Still addictive listening, although the Jack story both frustrates me and makes me sad.

tom waits: Who doesn't love Tom Waits? Fools, that's who!

zines: I haven't made a zine myself since 1993, for which I am very ashamed. I still love the very concept, and when executed well they can be my favourite sort of art/writing.

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lokilokust
Sep. 7th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
i simply adore angela carter's work.
(and it holds up quite well, i must say.)
darling_effect
Sep. 7th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
Angela does hold up really well.
I miss print zines. The web is a great thing, but reading zines online isn't nearly the same. *sigh*
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