Monday, September 17, 2012

My four faves


So, if I was stuck on an island and I could only choose one category each, here's what would keep me entertained - endlessly:

Books – Fantasy

It was my first love thanks to my aunt who gave me The Chronicles of Narnia and The Princess and the Goblin. LOTR whetted my appetite for more and inspired my search for the very best in fantasy which I found in Ursula LeGuin’s Earthsea Trilogy, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mist’s of Avalon and The Darkover series, Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy, George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle, and most recently, Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law Trilogy. These are just a few authors who keep me loving fantasy.

Movies – Scifi

I know, it’s either really really bad, or amazingly good. But when done well it kicks the butt of every other genre. I mean, how can you beat 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars (the first three only – anything with the annoying Jar Jar Binks doesn’t count), Dune, The Thing, The Abyss, Alien, Aliens, Contact, Pitch Black, Deep Impact, XMen, Kpax, Minority Report, Evolution (haven’t seen it? Omg, you have to because you will laugh your ass off unless you left your funny bone on some planet), Inception, and I have to add Battlestar Galactica, even though it isn’t a movie because it’s one of the best shows ever, scifi or not.  


Music - Alternative


Yes, I love rock and roll but…but this category has all the variety I need, ranging from the Chili Peppers to Radio Head, Beck, Alice in Chains, Coldplay, Jane’s Addiction, The Pixies, Jack Johnson, Smashing Pumpkins, Steven Wilson, and Wilco, to name a few. I'll leave you with this one...









31 comments:

  1. I have not seen Evolution but now I must!! LOL!!

    Take care
    x

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  2. Dune, you say? I've seen it at least twice, and each time, the skin gives me nightmares. Nightmares! :)

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  3. Great taste! Have a good week!

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  4. So many fantasy fans. I love it!

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  5. Inception is one of the best, most original movies to hit the cinema.

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  6. Evolution is hilarious! Great choices.

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  7. Your choices rock! Can't go wrong with Alice in Chains.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  8. yay sci fi & fantasy! minority report & inception! woot! love those movies that make you think & question! and alternative of course! we should hang out!

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  9. Yay for Smashing Pumpkins!

    And I adore George R.R. Martin and Marion Zimmer Bradley.

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  10. snazzy list, totally on your musical list.

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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  11. Great choices. I love George MacDonald. I read the Princess and the Goblin as a kid.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  12. We have a lot in common. :)

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  13. So many awesome movies! Yes, I do enjoy me some sci-fi movies. And Evolution is fantastic. Hysterical, even.

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  14. Excellent choices on the fantasy books (but I'm biased, of course :)). You know, I've still not seen any of the Alien franchise. Shame on me!


    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

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  15. I love nearly every single thing you mention in this post! Loved those books, loved those movies, love the Smashing Pumpkins!

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  16. Cool Choices! I loved the authors and books you mentioned. SciFi and Fantasy are way up there in my favorites, but I can't seem to just choose them . . anything with adventure gets me.

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  17. So much great music, great books, great movies (okay not that many great movies these days) so little time. Seriously, I could write tons on my favorite music/books. Good thing I didn't participate I guess.

    Interesting... I wouldn't have pegged you for an alternative girl, I don't think.

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  19. Love Coldplay, the Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins. Nice choices!!

    And The Chronicles of Narnia were my first favorite books. :)

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  20. The movie Contact is one of my favorites EVER. I love the book too. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I love Alice in Chains...I had a hard time picking!
    I love Contact..one of my favs! Great picks~

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  22. I pretty much like all your choices! Especially the music...

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  23. Ah K-pax! One of the most awesome movies ever :) Great choices.

    .......dhole

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  24. Mists of Avalon ... awesome.

    Never knew you were such a sci/fi movie fan, Marcy.

    I can totally get into alternative music... Great choices...

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  25. Inception was the best! And Leo Decaprio is one of my caves:)
    Nice to meet you :)

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  26. Loved Evolution! Hysterical. So many good sci-fi movies. So many bad ones.

    You'll probably never let me borrow a book again...because I still have your Hobb books...But the First Law Trilogy sounds really intriguing.

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  27. Neat to read your favorites.

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  28. Hey, stranger! *waves* How have you been? It's great to see you on the list. Speaking of lists, I loved your comments about the original three Star Wars and nothing containing Binks! Too funny! I hope life is treating you well. Take care.

    -Jimmy
    http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

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