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Feb. 20th, 2019 12:19 pm
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To husband, who's away on a business trip:

We burned our bras today. Not because we needed to, but because they are stabby and we hate them. We've taken up the carpets and made armour out of the lot. Topsy constructed a sword out of your CD collection and had Thuban the Divine bless the blade. Topsy defends us, valiantly, from plunderers seeking to steal our shower turnips. Her warcry is, "FLOWERS ARE STUPID, BUGS SIT UPON THEM AND POO!" She's grown horns.



QWP from locked post. Context regrettably had to make its own coffee this morning.

Wizard of Oz like Audiobook

Feb. 19th, 2019 11:51 am
[personal profile] mystarling posting in [community profile] findthatbook
It was an audiobook on CD I heard around 2005-2010. Strong Wizard of Oz themes (maybe one of the other L Frank Baum books? It seemed more like the original to me though). Main elements I remember:

- It was a musical: the first number was the man character singing about living in a rose cottage with her dad, who then died

- There was a fisherman the protagonist was warned against talking to by the 'Glinda' like character, but she did anyway and was given a magic whistle

- the quest they were given was to retrieve the witches magic eye (this may be from something else)

- I'm not sure of the companion characters were traditional WoO sidekicks, or something else

- in the end, 'Glinda' turned out to be the witch in disguise, and so her warning about the fisherman was her trying to prevent the protagonist from getting her hands on the magic whistle.

- the protagonist uses the whistle to shrink the witch away into nothing

Thanks!

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Feb. 18th, 2019 07:28 am
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I believe we were on Walnut Street over the commuter rail tracks when Rob said something about our government and I said, "Yeah, well, Mitch McConnell ripped his own spine out from between his shoulder blades three years ago and laid it at the feet of the neo-Nazis to use as a bridge, so I don't really care what he thinks."

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Feb. 14th, 2019 09:05 am
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Altruism is for those
who can’t endure their desires.
There’s a world

as ambiguous as a moan,
a pleasure moan
our earnest neighbors

might think a crime.
It’s where we could live.
I’ll say I love you,

Which will lead, of course,
to disappointment,
but those words unsaid

poison every next moment.
I will try to disappoint you
better than anyone else has.

Can't Remeber

Feb. 13th, 2019 05:59 pm
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I read this book a couple of years ago. It's focused around a guy who was given Metal Hands and indoctrinated into a religious order and a commander in an Empire's military. The Empire is in disarray because the Emperor was assassinated by the religious order, and the line of succession is heavily disputed. A fleet of black ships was seen coming from a volcanic island and they attacked a coastal city. I, regrettably, never finished the book and it has lead me to here. If anyone knows this book I would greatly appreciate your help.

help me find this book

Feb. 12th, 2019 04:36 pm
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Hey, guys would really appreciate it if you can help me find this book!
*SPOILER ALERT I WILL BE TELLING THE END OF THE STORY IN ORDER TO GIVE MORE DETAILS*
I know it was a picture book for sure and it was a horror book. The drawings kind of had a Dr. Seuss style to it but not exactly. Basically, it follows the story of five (I'm not sure if it was five) people who are in a forest and need a place to stay. They come across a house who is inhabited by an old couple. The old couple will let them stay in exchange for a story.
I only remember three stories and some are not in exact details so here we go.
There was one story about a guy who encountered aliens. I cannot remember anything else but he tells his story and the old couple takes him to his room.
Another one was the story of this blonde girl. She tells the story of her favourite ice cream brand when she was little. One day she gets invited to see the factory and how they make the ice cream (similar to Charlie and the chocolate factory). She has these amazing dreams of what it will look like. When she gets there it turns out to be the complete opposite. They drain the cows of their milk and kill dogs and children to make their ice cream. In the end, the horrified girl goes home and vows to never eat the ice cream again. In the end, she cannot resist her favourite brand and eats it despite knowing the origins of it.
So basically each person tells their story to the old couple and the old couple gives them a room. Soon one guy is left but he does not have a story. So the old couple refuses to give him a room and he leaves. He basically wanders the forest and comes across the most horrifying things ever. Monsters, and all these weird creatures. They all end up chasing him until he ends up back at the old couple's house. There he tells them his story of what happened to him in the forest so they let him stay and I think that's how the story ends.
Please help me find the book, I would very much appreciate it.
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It has been years without a post here, so I wonder if people just forgot this community existed... or most of the poly people who were using it are gone from dreamwidth these days. Who's still here and might want to participate in this community if other people remembered it was here?
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Hi everyone,

I've been trying to find a particular book for my husband for a while now but having no actual title, author and a bit of a sketchy description I'm getting nowhere! I would be so grateful if someone could help out, it's become something of a mission for me.

The details I have are as follows; he thinks the title is voyager or voyager something (he isn't 100% sure though!) He read it in the 80's although it could have been written before this for all I know. The vague plot he remembers is that it started as a sort of mystery thriller, a man was missing so the main character travels to somewhere remote (possibly nepal) to find him. When he gets there it turns mystical with the man explaining to him that the earth is intelligent, self governing and adjusts itself accordingly to temperatures rising, changes in atmosphere etc. So humans are a bit like a virus and are controlled in numbers by climate change etc. Something like that anyway, he was very vague and this is the most I managed to get out of him. Anybody have any clue?

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Feb. 8th, 2019 10:52 pm
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Hello!

I read this book in the early 2000s after picking it up at a library and haven't found it since. Pretty sure it was in the YA section since the main character was a young female (I don't recall if it was a coming-of-age story).

What I remember:
Someone passes away and a bunch of people are brought together for the reading of the will. The person who has passed away had a lot of money & a lot of people wanted to know who it'd go to. The will is read in order "First... Second... Third..." etc. The end of the third 'bullet point' goes something like "the money will go to the person who finds the... Fourth, blah blah blah" and everyone is super confused.

Eventually the main character figures out that the person never passed away and finds Mr. West, who is the 4th person (mentioned in the story are Mr. North, Mr. East, Mr. South), and she gets all the money.

Any help would be super appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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