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Tue Dec 18 2001 at 14:28:02 (15.8 years ago )
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Sun Oct 14 2007 at 16:34:40 (9.9 years ago )
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3 (Scribe) / 1916
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storytelling
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procrastination, insomnia, drinking caffeinated beverages
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Abstract Academy of Autodidacts
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As bees, geometry.
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The future cheats us from afar
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"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better or for worse. It is the harder path because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." —R.W. Emerson





Email: rana at heyiloveyou dot org
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Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to C! or message me about one of my writeups. Your encouragement and criticism are important to me.



Movies I've watched in 2006:

The Green Berets
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
Calamity Jane
Nosferatu (Werner Herzog's version)
Caché
Tatie Danielle
Triumph des willens
Grizzly Man
Salaam Bombay!
Zardoz
The Dead Zone
Dead Man
L'enfant
Endgame
Videodrome
Jam (DVDs of the TV series)
Krapp's Last Tape
Eh Joe
Catastrophe
Come and Go
Play
Barton Fink
Morvern Callar
Citizen Kane
Innocence
Koyaanisqatsi
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Rize
King Kong
MirrorMask
Hollow Man
The Great Train Robbery (1903)


Books I have read in 2006:

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Fat God, Thin God by James Kennedy
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West
Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
The Hard Life by Flann O'Brien
The Collected Dorothy Parker
N or M? by Agatha Christie
Seeing I by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault (85 pages of)
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
How to Read a Film by James Monaco
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (currently reading)

Books I read in 2005:

The Stranger by Albert Camus
Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis
Strangers in Paradise (1-6)
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Wicked Lady: Salvador Dali's Muse
Seaguy by Grant Morrison
Dead Romance by Lawrence Miles
The Scarlet Empress by Paul Magrs
Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett
Neuromancer by William Gibson
The Doom Patrol: The Painting That Ate Paris by Grant Morrison
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Automated Alice by Jeff Noon
The Mirror of Her Dreams by Stephen Donaldson
A Man Rides Through by Stephen Donaldson
Collected Poems by Wislawa Szymborska
The Skull of Charlotte Corday by Leslie Dick
An Underachiever's Diary by Benjamin Anastas
Piratica by Tanith Lee
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World by Linda Hogan
The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin
At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie

I am open to any and all recommendations!









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