Apr. 28th, 2017

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1. Just finished watching Chess in Concert on Quello Concert App, which has a 7 day free trail before you have to subscribe. I don't think I will. There's not a lot on it.

Chess is the probably the reason I ended up watching Head on Buffy, but who knows? I saw him as The American, Freddy Trumper in the London Cast edition of Chess in the summer of 1988.

Here he is singing Pity the Child from that performance, except you just get the voice recording. I fell in love with him. And when he popped up in the Taster's Choice commercials and then later VR5, followed him. Wasn't really interested in Buffy that much, having seen and been disappointed in the film version, but at that point I was a fan of ASH and basically following him around the television set. VR5 (which had also starred Lori Singer or Darly Hannah, Michael Easten, and Head, was cancelled. Head popped over to Buffy, and so did I.

Anyhow, Chess and I have a bit of a history.

In 1986....strands of it floated from a boy's dorm room on same floor I was living on. Read more... )

2.) Started reading Witches of Karres by John Schmitz and surprise, surprise, I'm actually enjoying it. Was a little worried after all the good press, that I wouldn't. I went in with low expectations. It feels vaguely familiar in places, which is either because various sci-fi writers have ripped off the plot or I read it when I was a teenager and have forgot. Probably the latter.
Did read a lot of books by Andre Norton that I've forgotten the names of and most of the plot. Have vague recollections of them. The only ones I remember usually resonated for me in some way or really stood out because they were different or they were made into a movie or play.

* Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit (movies and play, I was in the Hobbit in the 6th Grade, played the Great Goblin. I was a very tall sixth grader and I can pitch my voice deep. I'm a deep alto. Wasn't going to cut it as a dwarf. And I towered over the high school boy (wickedly cute) who played the Hobbit.)

* CS Lewis Chronicles of Narnia

* The Westing Game

* The Witches of Worm by Zelphia Keatley Snyder -- it scared the shit out of me at the time, that's one creepy novel

* The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephan R. Donaldson

* The Dragon Riders of Pern

* Restoree by Anne McCaffrey

* Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey

* Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Quinn

* Dune by Frank Herbet

* Escape to Witch Mountain

* The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

* The Darkest Rising Books by Suzanne Cooper

Don't remember the rest. I read a ton, and pretty much everything I could get my hands on. I read all my parents books, all my brother's books, all the books at my grandparents house, at the library.

See, I had troubles learning how to read and desperately wanted to learn. Read more... )


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