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C!s spent
mission drive within everything
Merit of 2 s.d. over the mean. I can dream...
Factuals. One day I will branch out...
School is company
Never go back
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Current homenode pic in honour of ToasterLeavings. His words. My pen.

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The guide to pronouncing "Taliesin".

According to "the Prydain Guide", Taliesin (chief Bard of Prydain in the Lloyd Alexander books of the Chronicles of Prydain) should be pronounced tally-ESS-in. The pronunciation of the Taliesin buildings by the great Frank Lloyd Wright agrees with this.

The Key to Pronunciation from The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed by Cenydd Morus ( states that it is Tal-yes'-in

Alias Mother Jonez tells us it's tawl-YES-een.

infoplease ( insists on tal-E-es'in, as does (

A list of welsh baby names on suite101 ( gives TAL-eh-sin.

Y'know what? I don't have the foggiest. I like Tal-EE-es-in. Heck with it. Call me anything, I'll answer.

I am not the taliesinsmuse on Livejournal, and I would like to point out that I was here first. So there.

In the beginning was the word. And the word was: "Aardvark".


The librarian rules...OOK

Nice people who have C!-ed my writeups: (may they be rewarded by their deity of choice, or get good karma, or just have nice things happen to them)

Alright – this list was getting too complex. We’ll try it like this:

As of 3 Nov 2006:

10 C! from the noble wertperch and the righteous sid
7 C! presented by the excellent Ereneta
6 C! courtesy of the wonderful Orpheum, and the inexorable sneff, with a surprise 4 in a row from SharQ
5 C! donated by aneurin
4 C! thanks to Albert Herring, avalyn, Gritchka and Lometa
3 C! from each of Brontosaurus, doyle, drownzsurf, Excalibre, panamaus, Pseudo_Intellectual, RubenAzarja and Tem42
2 C! kindly awarded by dannye, Glowing Fish, IndigoSky, liveforever, momomom, montecarlo, nine9, oakling, pimephalis, SEF, sloebertje, smartalix, The Custodian and Wuukiee.
And 1 C! gifted by amnesiac, artman2003, bewilderbeast, BlueDragon, bol, borgo, call, C-Dawg, Cletus the Foetus, CloudStrife, creases, Davidian, DejaMorgana, Dreamvirus, eliserh, gnarl, GrouchyOldMan, grundoon, Grzcyrgba, hapax, hectorthebat, hotthamir, in10se, jaubermoniker, JediBiz783, jessicapierce, Jet-Poop, kalen, Kalon, LaylaLeigh, Lila, lovejoyman, Lucy-S, nocodeforparanoia, Oolong, O-Swirl, Ouroboros, Pint, Posmella, pottedstu, Professor Pi, Senso, Simulacron3, Stealth Munchkin, The_Moo_Cow, TheBooBooKitty, Timeshredder, Transitional Man, umquam, vandewal, VT_hawkeye, Walter, wrinkly, WWWWolf, XWiz, yclept and zgirll.

Me and E2:

Level 1: December 24, 2002
Level 2: January 15, 2003 with Larry Adler
Level 3: February 19, 2003 with Musk duck
Level 4: May 7, 2004 with an upvote to one of sneff's w/us. Last writeup: Archerfish

Editor Cools: Steve Irwin (twice!), Eva Peron, and May 6, 2004.

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Girl from the River Seine done, as The unknown girl of the Seine
Black Speech done!
Feng Shui Please please someone else do it well, first. I don't wanna.
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This is my kittycat Saskia. When I reach a level where I can have a homenode pic, she'll be on it. Till then, ASCII art must suffice.

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