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primroseburrows

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every five years or so I look back on my life, and I have a good laugh

I tried to post a comment/answer to dorrie6's request for us to list some things we love, things that feel like they were made just for us. It turned out to be waay to long for one comment, and then LJ died. So I decided to list them here, although it's by no means a thorough list, especially music-wise.

Okay, hmm.

In print:

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin.
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
Mary Stewart's Merlin Series.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verda Aardema and Beatriz Vidal.
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
The Children who Stayed Alone by Bonnie Bess Worline.
The Secret Language by Ursula Nordstrom.
Time and Again by Jack Finney.
Half-Magic by Edward Eager.
Delivery: A Nurse-Midwife's Story by Jennifer Crichton.

Film:
Moulin Rouge
Lord of the Rings
Velvet Goldmine
Michael Collins
Dogma
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Thelma and Louise
Original Han-Shoots-First Star Wars Trilogy
Shallow Grave
A Life Less Ordinary
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Harold and Maude
Casablanca
Evita
Logan's Run
A Star is Born (Barbra Streisand version)

Telly:

Babylon 5. Yes. Oh, yes.
The X-Files
Alex Krycek specifically. *g*
Remington Steele
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Welcome Back, Kotter.
The Bob Newhart Show (the one where Bob's a psychologist)
Star Trek: TOS
Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Electric Grandmother (based on Bradbury's I Sing the Body Electric!)
Top Cat
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (post-Angel)

Music( abbreviated, I could never list everything)

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John.
Caribou By Elton John. (See a pattern here?)
Between the Lines by Janis Ian
Nomads, Indians, Saints by the Indigo Girls
Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos.
42nd Street by Billy Joel.
Most anything by Rufus Wainwright.
The Decline by NOFX.
December by George Winston
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette.
Watermark by Enya
The Lion and the Cobra and </i> I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor.
Ingenue by k.d.lang
Melissa Etheridge, Brave and Crazy,and Never Enough by Melissa Etheridge.
Hasten Down the Wind by Linda Ronstadt.
Rhythm of the Saints and Graceland by Paul Simon.
Driving Home by Cheryl Wheeler
Different Seasons by the Rankin Family.
Let it Be by the Beatles. The original, not the Naked.
Layla and Other Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos.
"Dirty Water" by the Standells
"Dream On" by Aerosmith
"Tango to Evora" and "the Mummer's Dance" by Loreena McKennit
"Still" by Alanis Morissette.
Cat Stevens. Just. Just Everything.
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zep.
Anything by Pete Seeger.
Anything by the Flash Girls.
"Arrow" by Cheryl Wheeler.
"Ziggy Stardust" and "Starman" by David Bowie.
"The Space Between" by Dave Matthews Band.
"Daisy Jane" and "Ventura Highway" by America
"Harbor Lights" by Boz Scaggs.

misc:

Draco Malfoy--Canon!Draco, yessiree.
Providence, RI.
Boston, MA.
Washington, DC.
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
Dark Chocolate.
H.P. Lovecraft, in general.
British spelling (colour should have a 'U', dammit!).
Helen Keller
Ina May Gaskin.
My Swan Point angel:



ETA: THE BOSTON RED SOX, ALWAYS, ALWAYS.



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