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22 November 2004 @ 04:25 pm
My List of Wishes  
Do I really need to explain the meme that started this? I do? OK, you can find it here, along with a bunch of memoried wish lists from around fandom.

My List
  1. Anything from my list of bunnies or involving my bullet-proof kinks.

  2. Anything from my Amazon wish list.

  3. A gift of graphics - a custom LJ layout, for example, or an icon, anything along those lines - from someone more visually talented than I am. Which is everyone. I especially wish for graphics things that aren't built around actors or faces. Some things I like that might make good graphics fodder: wombats, dogs, and fish. Astronomy, molecules, and fractals. Sex, smut, and erotica. Old prints, maps, and illustrated manuscripts. Books, words, and grammar. Shades of gray, earth tones, and dark, murky colors.

  4. A donation to Labmed, to help rescued Labrador Retrievers get medical care so they can be adopted. You can make it in your name, in mine ("thefourthvine" is find), or - and this is what I would like best - on behalf of any dog you've loved, Lab or otherwise.

  5. A donation to the Malibu Public Library or any other public library, specifically for the materials budget. This year especially, libraries are in desperate need of money for books, magazines, DVDs, and other materials, and MPL is no exception; MPL is in a wealthy area, but the library itself isn't wealthy. Even small donations translate into books that will be read many times, by all kinds of people.

  6. An extension of my LJ paid user time or pictures.

  7. Slash for the book I, Robot (Powell/Donovan), the movie The Sting (Hooker/Gondorff), the comic book Planetary (Elijah Snow/The Drummer), or the Nero Wolfe series (Panzer/Goodwin). Yes, I hope to be getting one of those for Yuletide, but these are my dream rare fandoms, so I thought I'd mention them again. Know of any stories that already exist for those pairings? Please, please tell me.

  8. Socks. Because I love socks. I have two drawers full, and yet I covet more socks. I have a sock fixation.

  9. Queen-sized sheets and standard pillowcases that are really, really soft. This may actually be an impossible wish - I never seem to be able to find sheets that are truly soft and inviting and comfy - but the whole point of this list is that dreams can come true, right? And I often dream of perfect sheets, so I'm putting it here.

  10. A package sent to me in the mail. It could contain strange local items, mutant (meatless, because I have Meat Issues) foods, a random collection of crap you found around your house, a bunch of CDs you burned for me, stuff from your favorite fandom, wind-up penises and pornographic stationery, whatever. I just like opening packages. A lot.

If you want my address, comment or email me (deepbluesea at postmark dot net). I'll be putting it in a friends-locked post later, but I'm way behind in my friending, so lots of people won't be able to see it there.

Oh, and the list of bunnies and kinks? Is a post that LJ apparently ate, so it will be re-posted soon. It's back-dated, but I'll put a link here.
¿es eso un libro de besos?: technical difficultiesdarthfox on November 22nd, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
child, i can send you the mutant-est meat-free food evar, if you alert me to your address.

and also, your amazon wish-list link is broken. i suspect that if it worked, it would take me to my own wish list. unfortunately, you can't copy the URL from when you're looking at your wish list and paste it to show other people; you have to e-mail yourself from the "share your wish list" link and then copy-and-paste that URL that it gives you, or else everyone who clicks will just be told what they've asked for for christmas. doesn't really work. :-)
tried to eat the safe banana: I've been badthefourthvine on November 22nd, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
Whoops. Good catch. I think it's all better now, though.

And I will be sending you my address instanter - um, what's your email address? - because I wish to know the identity of the mutant-est meat-free food ever.
(no subject) - darthfox on November 25th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
That villainous abominable misleader of youth: slash kittenmosca on November 22nd, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
I just bought you 2 months of paid LJ time. Enjoy!
tried to eat the safe banana: Kiss methefourthvine on November 22nd, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
Wow. Thank you. You are wonderful.

Is there anything I could do for you? (Besides paying it forward, which I will of course be doing my best to do.) You don't have a wish list, I don't think, but I can offer themed recs sets (eventually - they take time), or I can look into a fandom you love if you're into pimping, or...well, that's pretty much it, unless you have a suggestion.

Thank you again.
(no subject) - mosca on November 22nd, 2004 11:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Imaginary Researcher: hmm - tvc15hannahrorlove on November 22nd, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
Nero Wolfe

I'm not in the fandom, but here's an archive that might have what you want: http://www.e-fic.com/~milkandorchids/index2.html
tried to eat the safe banana: Kiss methefourthvine on November 22nd, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oooo! Thank you!

Wow. I had no clue there was so much in this fandom.

*says farewell to loved ones and plunges into fic*

(no subject) - taverymate on November 23rd, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Dea Brynhild Ensomhet: oldfriends (mine)brynspikess on November 22nd, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
Opening packages are fun ^_^ I emailed you for your address, 'cause I know I've got random stuff to send you ^_^
I have tactile telecuntnesis.: Rogue: talkin' bout a revolutionzeelee_penguin on November 22nd, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Well, burning cds I can do. What kind of music do you like?
tried to eat the safe banana: Big eyesthefourthvine on November 22nd, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
I have a tragically plebian mp3 collection but very flexible tastes. I'd most like CDs of *your* favorite songs, but I know it can be really tough to put together a collection like that, especially when you know nothing about the person in question. So I'm going to think of some random things to tell you about my musical interests.

I prefer music with lyrics. Way prefer music with lyrics. I love thematically linked mixed CDs, from fandom soundtracks to songs about science and anything in between.

I enjoy pop, alternative, '80s retro, classic rock, indie music, folk, humor, punk, madrigals...you know, maybe it would be easier to specify what I don't like, which would be some rap and hiphop, most country, and almost all Christian "rock."

The ten songs most played on my media player right now: "The Wonder of Birds" by Innocence Mission, "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers, "The Mountain" by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammar, "Transparent" by Polychrome, "Are You Happy Now" by Richard Shindell, "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley, "Pretty When You Cry" by VAST, "We Are the Lucky Ones" by Bif Naked, "Mandelbrot Set" by Jonathan Coulton, and "American Tale" by Carbon Leaf.

The song I'm listening to right now: "Common People" by William Shatner and someone else but I forget who.

The song that comes up after that: "Watching the Detectives" by Elvis Costello.

Any of that help?
(no subject) - brynwulf on November 23rd, 2004 07:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
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tried to eat the safe banana: Words.thefourthvine on November 22nd, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC)
I've emailed it to you. Thanks!

(And I am in love with your icon. I'm seriously considering asking for its hand in marriage.)
zira: I want my father back you son of a bitchsilverakira on November 22nd, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
Ho hum. Not the best icon, but I shall see if I can come up with anything better.

(Also, is anything more in specific that you want? I'm not use to making icons that don't involve people, so this was more of a stab-in-the-dark attempt than anything. [grin])
tried to eat the safe banana: Clockthefourthvine on November 22nd, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! This is *exactly* the kind of icon I meant. I love it.

So, really, no reason to get specific even if I could. I do have a couple of icon fantasies - like, icons that express "yay," "oh my god," "grr," "love," and "laugh" without relying on facial expressions even from cartoon characters - but I know they're essentially unfulfillable.

And this? Is an ideal icon.

*cuddles icon*

*cuddles silverakira

Thank you!
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Rhyo: Apollo and the Midnighterrhyo on November 22nd, 2004 09:26 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, Elijah and the Drummer. I'll have to rattle that one around in my head some. Pretty much Elijah spends 90% of the time he ever says anything to the Drummer insulting him or smacking him on the head...

... yeah, that could work.

I still have Apollo and the Midnighter on the brain, and Grifter is beginning to work his way in there, too, and Jack Marlow (Spartan)...
tried to eat the safe banana: I've been badthefourthvine on November 23rd, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
Plus, the Drummer is so damn gay. His clothes...the way he talks...the way he's drawn...gay, I'm telling you. And I have this long-standing belief that immortals or very long-lived humans would try most kinds of sex at least once. And Elijah's backstory? So slashy.

I would faint with joy if you wrote any Planetary slash fic, because - well, I love your stuff, and it would be semi-proof that someone besides me sees the slash.

(Not that Authority slash is not good, too. It is! It totally is! Apollo/Midnighter is fantastic, and Grifter, and Jack, and...yeah. *swoons*)
Scyllabardicsidhe on November 22nd, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC)
I only found your journal a little while ago - but since then you've fed my need for Fraser/RayK (I also know the Due South fandom without knowing the canon...certainly not alone there). And everything you've fed me has been excellent. The least I can do is offer you something in gratitude. ^_^

The original image used for it is by BonsaiKitten from here, but the site's in German.
tried to eat the safe banana: Kiss methefourthvine on November 23rd, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
Oooo! Thank you. That's two interests I never expected to see combined.

*gazes worshipfully at icon*

ineke on November 23rd, 2004 12:50 am (UTC)
You have no idea how tempted I am to send you a tiny package of a tiny packet of Vegemite *g*. No idea if it'd make customs, though-- the US is funny about food packages. Not that Vegemite really qualifies as 'food', per se. I mean, I'd never suggest that you eat it (god forbid)... it's more like decoration for your pantry, so people can ask, "What on earth is that black stuff in that lovely, colourful jar?" To which, if feeling evil, you could respond: "Here, why don't you try some?"
Canthliancanthlian on November 23rd, 2004 05:30 am (UTC)
I have come to two conclusions about Vegemite.

1) It is the Earth equivelant of dwarf bread.

2) The US customs service just likes to very quietly set it aside and let it through without touching it at all.
(no subject) - ineke on November 23rd, 2004 01:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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VEGEMITE - christopher575 on November 24th, 2004 12:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: VEGEMITE - christopher575 on November 24th, 2004 12:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
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mr duck's embarrassednigeltde on November 23rd, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)
Well, I can't write you some Hooker/Gondorff (of which there should DEFINITELY BE LOTS, and I mean LOTS), but I would like your address as I have something else in mind.
tried to eat the safe banana: The world is my fandomthefourthvine on November 23rd, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
You are quite, quite right. There should so be lots of Hooker/Gondorff. It's one of the reigning confusions of my life that there is not, because - come on. They're like the Slashiest Thieves of All, and there is lots of competition in that arena.

Address sent to you via your email address. Let me know if you don't get it, please, as my server is notoriously squirrelly.
Sorry to sound nosy, but.... - nova_mist on August 15th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Sorry to sound nosy, but.... - thefourthvine on August 16th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Sorry to sound nosy, but.... - nova_mist on October 27th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on November 23rd, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
Can't log in, as at work, but I'm not seeing the labmed link. I'd love to do that, both in thanks to you for the recs, and because my beloved, elderly Lab mix was from a shelter and she's given me 12 great years now.
tried to eat the safe banana: Christmasthefourthvine on November 23rd, 2004 08:00 am (UTC)
The URL is http://www.labmed.org for the main page of the site or http://www.labmed.org/sup_donate.html for the donations page.

*pats your pooch*

Thank you so much.

vosaltres tots que escoltauunen2gemismasin on November 23rd, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
mememe! i want to send silly packages! even though i am rather daunted by the us customs. but i really want to try. unwords (at) gmail (dot) com
tried to eat the safe banana: The world is my fandomthefourthvine on November 23rd, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
Have sent my address to you. And as I said in the email, do not be daunted by U.S. Customs. They have never once confiscated anything pornographic or tasty from my packages. (Don't send plants or fruit, though - *California* will confiscate that.) And they are slow, but the package gets here in the end.

*looks forward to silly packages from mysterious undisclosed location abroad*

penknife: mappenknife on November 23rd, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)

Send me your address, and I'll send you CDs. Want CDs of a couple of my X-Men playlists?

tried to eat the safe banana: Everybody wants a rockthefourthvine on November 23rd, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
Yes! Oh, yes, I definitely do. My real live address has been emailed to you.

(no subject) - penknife on December 10th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kassandra Fireborn: Dreaming -- art by Lisa Andresenfireborn on November 23rd, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
1) Getting penises in the mail is overrated. Oh, sure, at first it's fun and everyone wants a shot with you and them, but sooner or later you're known for them and friends are sighing when you bring them up.

2) What are your bunnies and/or bullet-proof kinks, anyway? Is this something regular readers would know? As someone who happened to be passing by, I'm lost yet curious.

3) The reason I came back and posted was I happened to notice you mentioning LJ icons and wombats. Wombats always automatically make me think of ursulav, who it turns out is actually cool with you LJ-iconing her art, so long as, like, if someone asks about it, you link them back to her. Throwing credit in the comments on the icon couldn't hurt either, naturally. At any rate, I give you: wombat, goldfish, and earth tones/dark colors:

(The full painting is here.)

(and, for the hell of it, )

You can find more of her art, with much wombat-y goodness, here, and if you like wombats she also does a webcomic with one as the heroine called Digger (Something Wombat This Way Comes).

Merry christmas.