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Copying cangetmad, here is why I love my interests....

60s pop culture: I wrote my master’s thesis on Oz magazine and the development of underground culture in the ‘60s. Great fun.
Absolute Beginners: My favourite book. Ever. It’s by Colin MacInnes, and it was made itnto a terrible film in the ‘80s, but the book is funny and cool and heartbreaking and everyone should read it.
adrian tomine:Have you read his comic, Optic Nerve? You should have. It’s like Raymond Carver for 20 something sort-of-hipsters.
alan moore: A comics genius, ever since his 2000AD days. “Mind the oranges, Marlon!”


a little princess: my favourite book as a kid. I named my diary Sara after Sara Crewe when I was 11!
alt-country A fine musical genre.
amélie: A truly adorable film. I want to live in Amelie’s apartment. Wonderful music too.
angela carter: she’s been one of my favourite authors for a long time. The Magic Toyshop is a fucking brilliant book - the right mixture of beauty and nastiness.
antonia forest: a wonderful children’s author, who is sadly mostly out of print these days. She wrote what are probably the best school stories ever.
apples in stereo: a very poppy American band. Friends of my ex-boyfriend, which is how I first heard them.
april march: a modern American ye-ye singer. She hasn’t released anything for a while, so I wish she’d do something new.
beastie boys: nothing has ever topped the majesty of the ‘Sabotage’ video.
beck: he rocks. I saw him play in the courtyard of Dublin Castle just before I left college, and it was one of the most entertaining things I've ever seen in my life.
bikini kill: reject all american!
bitch magazine: my favourite magazine these days, even though they have rejected two of my story ideas. Grrrrr.
buffy/ buffy the vampire slayer: the best television programme ever made. One of my favourite things in the world.
charles dickens: I’m always surprised that so many people hate Dickens. I love him. Come on, he’s so funny!
chicklit.com: one of my favourite places on the web, and where I met most of my favourite people-I’ve-never-met-in-real-life.
children's literature: a genre I’ve never stopped reading.
coen brothers:
comics: what’s not to love about comics? I’ve been reading and writing them for my entire life, and while I started off reading my dad’s vintage DC ones, I’m really an indie-comics geek.
connie willis: a wonderful writer. The Doomsday Book is one of the most moving books I’ve ever read. And what’s not to love about To Say Nothing of the Dog?
dame darcy: spooky crazy pictures. My absinthe icon is by her. For more, go here
daniel clowes: Ghost World. Eightball. Creepily brilliant.
dublin: where I’m from and where I live.
e.nesbit: I love, love, love E. Nesbit. She writes perfect books.
elephant 6: a collective of freakily cool American psych-pop bands.
ella fitzgerald: God, I wish I could sing like her. She nails every emotion in every song, and without loads of show-offy vocal acrobatics. Today’s R’n’B divas, from Mariah to (gag)Xtina, who equate being able to sing with freakish vocal range could learn a lot from Ella.

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jinxremoving
Jan. 25th, 2003 12:07 pm (UTC)
i like this meme, i'll probably do it too. (i think i've listed "making lists of things" as an interest ...)

antonia forest: did she write school stories about twins, one of whom was a girl called lawrence, and there was maybe something to do with cricket?

bitch magazine: my favourite magazine these days, even though they have rejected two of my story ideas. Grrrrr.

i relate, except in a seal press kind of way. (augh! a book has just come out that i very nearly got into. sigh.)
stellanova
Jan. 26th, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC)
antonia forest: did she write school stories about twins, one of whom was a girl called lawrence, and there was maybe something to do with cricket?

Yes! That's her. She's brilliant. It's so annoying that her books are now almost impossible to find (and cost a fortune when they do), even though they were last republished in the '80s.

And grrr, I feel your pain re: rejections from cool things.
yiskah
Jan. 27th, 2003 04:56 am (UTC)
Gah! I was all confused because I thought I had Antonia Forest down as one of my interests, and I always thought it was a unique one, but then I checked and realised I had her down as Antonia Foster. Oops.

But yes! God, I loved those books, which I got out of my school library again and again - I would snap them up in a second if I saw them in a second hand shop. Have you read all of them? I think I've read all, or almost all of the school based ones, but not that many of the holiday ones. But I liked the school ones better, cause I really like the character of Miranda - except I really like Patrick as well, and he's not very much involved in the school ones. Except Attic Term. OK, I'm going to stop babbling now, but it's very exciting to know of someone who loved these books as much as I did!
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