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21 February 2009 @ 10:55 pm
the meme which is going around aka yours truly blathering on very interesting subjects.  
Meme from isis2015 and siluria, who accidentally gave me three coincident subjects. ;)

Comment to this post and I will give you 3-5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Considering also the ones which collided, my subjects are Boone, Bruce Springsteen, Italy, Jason Street, Desmond/Sayid, Clint Eastwood and fanfiction.

1. Boone



I think even the rocks at this point know who is my favorite Lost character, huh? And I guess it isn't exactly because all my favorite characters usually either die or have issues with their siblings or both things (this case and another couple). Now, it's not because of the pretty, even if I surely don't complain about it. But someone can be as pretty as ever, I won't stick if the character isn't compelling and for me Boone is indeed interesting. First of all, I liked the fact that he was pretty much normal if you look at that bunch; he wasn't special or whatever, he didn't have any unusual/particularly helpful skill, he didn't have a dark tragic past or lived a peculiar life or had any terrible burden to take care of, which is probably why I guess it's hard to find him interesting at the beginning. He might have seemed perpetually in search of positive attraction while not accomplishing a thing except providing the pretty and looking like a jealousy freak, but the fun thing is that if you have a closer look he really isn't. First of all, his being helpful compulsion might have seemed annoying, but you have to give the guy credit for keeping on trying to be of some use even if he clearly wasn't cut for it; I always thought that it was incredibly selfless on his part, especially since when he died he was trying to get them rescued and that was the main reason for which he didn't get out of the plane. I always admired him for it, and all in spite of his lack of skills (and hey, he was almost dying in order to save the Joanna woman; one doesn't do that because he just wants to be the center of attention). He almost never acted like he had the rich person complex which I can't stand and while you could say that he was a jealous freak, that's also the point. Because see, after the whole Shannon business I could totally see why one would a) search anywhere for positive attention and b) be a jealous freak; after all the guy was conned repeatedly and then used and tossed away just like that and hi, self esteem issues indeed. And then I read in some meta once that he was both pathetic and without personality, but I'd argue. I never saw all of the above as pathetic and he had a personality, it's just that he tried to be what he wasn't most times and that obviously wasn't going anywhere. Also, when you have Shannon mindfucking you first and then you end up with Locke mindfucking you instead of her, try it. Not to mention that I totally could relate because 1) he was the closest to my age except for Shannon and I never rooted for her of the two, 2) in the same situation I'd have done exactly the same things and given up much earlier, 3) he went to marches and didn't like guns. Oh, and yes, Do No Harm for me pure torture.

2. Bruce Springsteen



Bruce is my favorite singer and up there in my three favorite famous persons ever I think. First of all, it's the music. I love his music. And his lyrics. There's no one around who is a good lyricist such as he is. I've been a fan since I was twelve or something and the best thing about him is that whatever he tries to do, he excels at it. He's a rock musician, but he also did acoustic records, Steinbeck-inspired acoustic records, a collection of folk music, he can write the most romantic love song and the most politically inspired one, he probably had just one bad record out since 1973 and even that one had at least five gems on it. I love that he always was honest in his music and that he never became a diva or anything, I love how he's been playing with the same band since 1973 (well, fine, with a ten year pause, but they did get back together) which by the way is made of truly awesome people. He also isn't kind of a living mausoleum but he's still making new music, and varied, and different from record to record. I totally admire him on any-possible-level, from his music to how he remained true to himself since 1973. Also, his live shows are the best shows ever and nothing will beat a Springsteen concert when you attended one, and also, to end on the shallow note, he has the loveliest backside in the history of rock. Just compare the Born in the USA cover with the pic above. ;)

3. Italy

Well, hi, dear country of mine, with which I have so many issues that I can't even begin to say but which I love, indeed.

The bad and the ugly: there are a lot of things which are wrong here. I think my country's main problem is that we didn't come together the right way. I mean, Italy's been divided for centuries since, y'know, the Roman empire and we became a nation in 1870, which is not even two hundred years and it shows because here there's a sense of being a country which totally lacks. We aren't like France or England or the US; the only times you hear a majority of people saying they're proud to be Italian is that when the national football team wins the World Cup and I'm serious about it. There's a lot of corruption, not paying taxes is the norm for half of the population, we have the beauty of four different mafias, half of the current government coalition is/should be under process including the PM, there's currently no one remembering that Church and State are separate entities and there's mostly zero care for the environment. Not to mention that right now there's a certain creepy homophobic/racist climate which I don't like at all, but if I think about politics I just want to cry.

The good: now I might sound not objective but I believe there is no country in the world as beautiful as mine is. And I'm serious about it. There isn't a region similar to another and (almost) all are worthy of visiting. There isn't no country in the world with such a concentration of what we call art cities here. You have Roman ruins pretty much scattered all over the country, the Greek ones in the south, where you also have traces of the passage of Arabs and Byzantines, while for the rest... well, there's no place which doesn't have something worth seeing. Everyone knows about Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples but it wouldn't be near enough. This isn't the place for me to play touristic guide but I could do at least ten entries about all the places worth seeing here and they wouldn't be enough. Also, we have a great climate all things considered, we have the best food (on that I'm categoric; I'm not a nationalist but I've been around a bit and there's no place where you eat well and healthy as here. French cuisine be damned ;) ), not to mention some great beaches if you like to go to the sea. And while the current state of arts (music, cinema, literature etc.) here is kind of a sorry one right now, sorry again but beating us in the department is hard. Italian literature is something beautiful, from Dante to 20th century writers; not to mention that hey, 95% of the opera is written in Italian, and for how much I hate popular music until the last two decades there was some excellent music around (not to mention one of the best singers EVER existed, regardless of the nationality). If I get started about cinema I'll end the day after tomorrow so I'm sparing you that, but point is, I live in an incredible country which at least half of its inhabitants aren't really deserving right now, and that's my VHO.

4. Jason Street



Jason Street: the proof that all my favorite characters are somewhat doomed. He's my favorite Friday Night Lights character and kind of the reason for which I haven't still watched S3, since I knew he was leaving the show and seriously, what's with this thing that if they don't die they leave? I still haven't worked up the courage to watch the last season even if I know it's good. FNL is an excellent show and I love it, but that's why I'm stuck.

Anyway, I wasn't spoiled when watching the first episode. So I'm there, checking the characters out, and I'm like, 'uhm, this one looks interesting and wow, he's cute, too. I think I'm leaning with this one indeed...'. And then ten minutes later he gets injured in the football game and hi, paralyzed from the waist down. Then I started headdesking because seriously, are all my favorites out of luck or what?, but then I stuck and he remained where he is, aka the first place. I absolutely loved how his struggle with disability was shown; it was realistic and believable and he always was the one I felt more for. Also, I never came close to dislike the guy even if I hated his girlfriend's guts (which doesn't happen in Lost since I tend to dislike both Jack and Sawyer only when they're around Kate, which is saying a lot ;) ) and his whole character arc was incredibly well done, at least until the point where I am. Uhm, I guess he's also the proof I like characters which keep on going on down their road even if it's discouraging, even if differently from Boone he did accomplish things after all. Also, that 'it's so Brokeback/Texas forever' scene in S1 is one of my favorite moments on TV ever. I was tearing up or something. Shit, I really, really miss the guy. Maybe one of these days I'll just go and watch the damn show and cry over it.

5. Desmond/Sayid



Okay, Des/Sayid is probably my back up favorite slash ship in Lost (yes, the first is Jack/Boone, what a surprise) and I do have my reasons here.

Shallow reasons: they are my current favorite characters (of the people who are still alive) and a ship including my two favorite characters is always good, even if of course it's not enough (my OTP #1 would have been Boone/Sayid otherwise). Other shallow reasons: they're ridiculously pretty together. I mean. Look at them. Then, the accents. I have a total accents fetish and come on, Des and Sayid? That's inviting me to a wedding, as we say here. Also, I think that Naveen Andrews and HIC have a totally great chemistry. But this is just the shallow, which I admit isn't really enough to say I ship them.

Serious reasons: first of all, I loved their relationship progression. In the sense... S2: barely nonexistent if not for that exchange in the finale which wasn't exactly friendly. S3: in that episode where they interacted in the beginning it seemed like they couldn't stand each other much (or at least Sayid didn't seem to trust Des that much) and in the end they barely had a couple of exchanges and not exactly of the friendly kind. S4: for how much I think they could have done the freighter story better in regards of Desmond's characterization, it was so good to see them cooperating and actually behaving like two adults, in the sense of putting differences aside and working together. Also, Sayid kind of saved Desmond's life in there and hiii, slash fodder indeed. And then, similarities AND connections: they both were in the military, they both are searching for their long lost love (not counting the Shannon business here because hi, bad writing...), they both aren't exactly talkative people and come on, Desmond killed the guy who taught Sayid how to torture. That's called the freaking Lost connection indeed. They have one of the most interesting dynamics on that show, gen or slash. And while slashing them isn't exactly a walk in the park since you have to take into account a lot of issues (especially with the current canon), but it's rewarding if you manage.

6. Clint Eastwood



I have a ridiculous crush on Clint Eastwood. I think I've had it since I was twelve or so and watched a Fistful of Dollars. Also, I think he's the proof that aging doesn't mean your number on the hotness scale decreases, since I don't have a problem admitting that current!Clint totally fits in my top five of the most attractive men living. ;) Apart from that, I love his movies and especially the ones he directed. While I wouldn't vote the way he votes if I was American, I highly respect him and his everybody leaves everybody alone philosophy, which I find definitely acceptable (also, I read in some interview he was pro same sex marriage which totally made me squee but anyway). And also, his movies (especially lately) are more liberal oriented than the actual liberals are here, but anyway. He starred in a lot of my favorite movies and some of these are the ones he directed. I think he's one of the few people today who manages to make good movies with a purpose, a message and without many prejudices (see the two Iwo Jima movies for the perfect example). I absolutely love also the technical aspects of his movies (and that he doesn't use special effects) and that while he has one movie out each year they're all incredibly good, not to mention that he usually makes me cry. Million Dollar Baby had me sobbing for the last half hour and some time after it was over, but I usually always end up like that. See also The Bridges of Madison County. Westerns speaking, I totally love the ones he directed, too, and not only the Leone ones (hey, Unforgiven? High Plan Drifter? *dies*). He doesn't make just movies, he makes movies with a sense and by the way, the fact that Gran Torino here is out in March is terribly, terribly unjust. -nods- And yes, I also have a thing for Dirty Harry, even if the only good DH movie was the first. The other four weren't at that level, but hey, eye candy.

Oh, and he directed A Perfect World. Which is actually perfection, for what I'm concerned.

7. Fanfiction

Uhm, I think I started writing fanfiction when I was fourteen or fifteen. The main reasons were that 1) I wanted to write stuff and fanfiction is easier than coming up with your characters (also, I already never ended up liking my own characters, and I never managed to write anything original which I liked upon re-reading it); 2) I had my fandoms (mainly Japanese comics and Stephen King books at the time), I slashed people, it wasn't canon, I read my slash fic and I wanted to write my own. I think I switched from Italian to English because at one point all of my fandoms were English shows/books and I couldn't wrap my head around how the hell was I going to write in Italian anyway, not that one can find much Italian fanfic for the fandoms I follow. Well, there's a lot for SPN but zero for Lost and less than zero for most of the other stuff I ship/used to ship. Also, Lost brought me to the wonders of gen and het, which I never had really written before. It feeds my need of seeing my favorite characters in different settings, I also like it because it gives you the illusion of some control over things you don't like in canon (fine, only within your fic, but still, better than nothing) and it's an awesome social experience. Also, when I wrote in Italian I thought it was a good skills exercise for the day I'd try original fiction, but I think that day is far and I'm not so sure it's valid also for stuff I write in a different language.
 
 
feeling: geekygeeky
on rotation: life itself - bruce springsteen
 
 
 
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost des/sayidjanie_tangerine on February 21st, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
LOL, hasn't he? Sure!

1. Gary Oldman
2. House/Wilson
3. The Office
4. Rosencratz and Guilderstern Are Dead
5. Books

Edited at 2009-02-21 10:17 pm (UTC)
siluria: Lost_Boonesiluria on February 21st, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
LOL - either we know you, or we should probably get to know one another ;)

I love how you decorated your post with pretty! And I have to be honest, when I picked fanfiction it was partly because I think you're an amazing writer, and partly because I'm really intrigued as to why people get into it and how they approach it :)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost constantjanie_tangerine on February 21st, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
LOL, maybe I'm just that predictable. ;) And aw, thank you so much ♥, you're flattering me way too much. And ha, I couldn't avoid the pretty. It was a lot of potential pretty! I might not be in just for it but I surely don't say no.
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost des/sayid ♥janie_tangerine on February 21st, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Ha, thanks! ♥

Boone and Bruce make quite the couple. ;) And well, I'm one for long-term crushes. Clint isn't exactly the person I'd agree most with and compared to the liberals here, he's a red socialist. *sigh* And to each one her own I guess. ;)

Ha, I make my life out of plot devices. ;) Actually Boone was the plot device character so I guess it's my talent but while I think that they did a complete mess re how they ditched Desmond's other storyline (and I absolutely DID NOT like it at all and I still hope they do something tangible with it) I don't think they paired them there just because they were the only ones left. I'll admit that while I liked the idea before the freighter storyline, in S2/3 they weren't more than a random pairing, but since I had them there and it was like 'hey, canon -> chances to slash those two' I jumped on it and thinking it out they have a lot of stuff in common. I think they're a good match. And no one ever convinces me that the Kelvin thing isn't turning up sooner or later. I also failed to mention the whole mess of Des/Penny and Sayid working for Ben but hey, other connection. ;)

Edited at 2009-02-21 10:53 pm (UTC)
Zelda: Des & Sayidzelda_zee on February 21st, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Your analysis of Boone always interests me. I do like that among all the murderers and criminals and convicts and rock stars and on and on, Boone was actually a normal kind of guy - a guy I might have known in college, actually. Well, he's not so different from a few guys I did know. And I hadn't ever had that realization until you made it.

I certainly respect Springsteen's and Eastwood's artistry, even if I'm not a big fan. I grew up with the both of them - saw Bruce only once but it was very memorable (4 hours!), when he was touring behind Born in the USA - and sorta love them both even if I no longer follow their careers.

Yay, Des/Sayid! :)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost des/sayid gropingjanie_tangerine on February 21st, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Yay, glad it was an interesting read! I kind of have a thing for breaking the guy's characterization down but that's my job, right? ;) I think I started relating to him first because there really wasn't anyone I could really identify with based on the background and he really was one of the actual few normal people in there.

Oh, you saw Bruce on the USA tour? *is jealous* I've seen him twice, one alone and one with the E-Street, but all recent times. I can certainly believe that the USA tour were four memorable hours! And while me and Clint wouldn't vote the same way I definitely respect the man and hey, I like the movies.

Des/Sayid indeed! ♥
falafel_musings: lost/charliefalafel_musings on February 21st, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! This was a great post. I always love reading about your passions for music, film and your mixed but passionate feelings about your country.

Hey, great pics! Every time I see Des and Sayid in a picture together, I want to jump into that picture and squish them together. Maybe even squish myself between them! Hehe. I love your Boone analysis too. Even if Darlton wasted his character, you have totally explored his potential. I think Lost would be so much more interesting with a pacifist character. Somebody who might attempt to solve things without guns. That'd make a change.

Oh my. I share your curse of loving the doomed characters. My favourite BSG character died two weeks ago. I've been so upset over that, even though his death was done in a very tragic moving way. Fandom does like to beat us up, ain't that so?
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone/charliejanie_tangerine on February 21st, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, glad you liked reading it! God, I wish I didn't have as much mixed feelings about my country indeed.

And ha, aren't they pretty?

Every time I see Des and Sayid in a picture together, I want to jump into that picture and squish them together. Maybe even squish myself between them!

God, how do I quote you?? I wouldn't mind that, not at all. *dies and goes to heaven* And if Darlton waste him, I get the job, thanks so much. *eyes them badly* And really, having had in someone who actually didn't like violence would be pretty much the blessing right how. Ah, Boone, you were definitely too good to survive in there.

Ouch, I read about it and really, what's with it? Fandom does beat us up indeed. I mean, with me if they don't die they have other major issues (see the FNL guy) but aw, that just sucks. Also because if I understood things right (why, yes, spoiled about shows I don't watch but half of my FL watches it, I figured I might as well read) that was extremely tragic. *hugs*

even though his death was done in a very tragic moving way.

*raises hand in defeat* NOT DETAILED SPOILERS FOR THE SEVENTH DARK TOWER BOOK

That would be me when you-know-who died. Tragic and moving but hell, I'm still hung up over it and it's been five years. Fandom can be horrible indeed.

Edited at 2009-02-21 11:30 pm (UTC)
falafel_musings: BSGfalafel_musings on February 22nd, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
I found the last three books of the Dark Tower series a bit of a drag to read, but I was so gutted over Eddie's death. It was such an ordeal. Actually it's quite like Boone's death in the way you have a long painful death-bed scene, knowing your poor character is not going to recover!

I mean, with me if they don't die they have other major issues (see the FNL guy) but aw, that just sucks. Also because if I understood things right (why, yes, spoiled about shows I don't watch but half of my FL watches it, I figured I might as well read) that was extremely tragic. *hugs*

Thanks *hugs* Some fans think Felix suffered with "break the cutie" syndrome. In S1 & 2 he was just the cute nerdy guy in the CIC. Then he became smitten with Gaius Baltar only to find out he was a total bastard (I love Baltar too, but he was a bastard). Then he worked as a spy, got everyone rescued from a planet and was almost lynched because nobody believed he was a spy. Then he got shot by one of his own crewmates and lost his leg. Then he witnessed his best friend killing herself. Then Felix went kinda crazy and mutinied. The mutiny got out of control, so he surrendered - then he got executed. It really was relentless suffering for this character. There was one last shippy Baltar/Gaeta scene that saved me from getting too depressed.

I've never seen FNL but it sounds like Jason had it rough too. I'm already worried about characters I'm feeling attached to in The Wire. I bet almost everyone is doomed on The Wire!
the female ghost of tom joad: dark tower roland/eddiejanie_tangerine on February 22nd, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
God, re The Wire I know something but I'm not as spoiled as I am usually and I fear for a couple of people, but it's just so good. I can't wait to get back to it when the term is over. But with The Wire all the deaths that have happened until the point where I am weren't gratuitous or anything.

FNL is an excellent show. S2 not as much as S1 but S1 is a gem, IMHO. I know 3 is good but I'm still not watching that one. Jason indeed has it rough, but I guess it's me liking doomed people.

Yeah, I'm doomed, let me tell you. Exactly what you said about Eddie and Boone, not only I choose them both dying but they all die painfully and the last person they speak to is the person I ship them with. *rolls eyes* I guess it's destiny. I still rank the fifth book with the previous four, but not the last two. Not really. *sigh*

Ouch, poor baby! I can believe he goes crazy and mutiny, and ouch, the leg! *is sympathetic* I think I'll watch it after it's over when I'm done with The Wire but ouch, I can already see myself feeling for the guy indeed. *sigh*
falafel_musings: Hobbits 1falafel_musings on February 22nd, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
I can believe he goes crazy and mutiny, and ouch, the leg! *is sympathetic*

Yes, ouch. My friend cylune9 has just made an amazing video tribute, which really shows the tragedy of this character. It's here if you want a look at it - http://cylune9.livejournal.com/37801.html . Felix turns very dark and broken towards the end but you can see what led him there. There hasn't been much gratuitous death in BSG over the four seasons, but now they are in the final 5/6 episodes the poor characters are dropping like flies! I can see this ending like a Shakesperian tragedy with the most blood being spilled in the final act.

the last person they speak to is the person I ship them with. *rolls eyes*

Ha! It's the exact same for me with Charlie and Felix. I want to add Frodo too because I always see the Grey Havens scene as being Frodo's death scene. I can decide whether it eases the pain or makes it more painful to have the person I ship them with there with them when they die. I think it's painful but needed!

I'm still only halfway through S1 of The Wire. I still love Kima, but I'm getting really drawn into some of the Street characters like Bubbles, Bodie and Omar. I fear the Street characters are most likely to get killed *gulps*
the female ghost of tom joad: eddieeee *_*janie_tangerine on February 22nd, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll have a look at the video, after all I am spoiled. If it ends Shakesperian tragedy style I can imagine the bloodbath going on... even if someone has to survive, right? Re The Wire, Omar is probably my favorite one overall, but I totally love Bubbles and Kima too. I'm at the end of S2 and until now I didn't get any major blow but who knows, I still have three others to go through.

Uhm, true about that scene being Frodo's death in a sense, but after all Sam does follow him there. Having the person you ship them with there is kind of needed indeed, but ouch. What a nice way to make people miserable indeed. But for what it's worth for me it was better that way, especially in the DT (mostly my quibbles with Susannah, but if she had been the last one Eddie talked to then the scene would have been so cheapened that I'd have probably tore the book apart instead of throwing it across the room ;) ).
sad side of normal: Book Girlfosfomifira on February 21st, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
That was a really interesting essay, especially the Boone, Italy and Clint Eastwood sections.

Can I play, too?
the female ghost of tom joad: ian somerhalder OMGYES the revenge <3 <3janie_tangerine on February 21st, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Indeed! (and thanks! ;) )

Okay, so...

1. Archeology
2. Matt/Tim
3. Nick Cave
4. Sawyer
5. Inti Illimani
elliotsmelliot: Come Fly With Meelliotsmelliot on February 21st, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
You painted lovely images of your favourites here. As I've said before, you do great justice to Boone. Thanks to your latest music post, I am discovering more and more about Springsteen beyond what I know of him from movie soundtracks and I like what I hear. I feel Eastwood is too repetitive in my taste as an actor and director, however when he’s on, he’s on and is very memorable. He certainly is an icon!

While I don’t slash Des/Sayid, I really enjoy them in the same scene because even if all they are do is standing around, their connections scream to me. I also go weak at the knees for accents, so anything talky between them for me is a gem!

Ah, fic. It is all about the illusion of control! But I also agree about what you said about getting to stretch your wings creatively without having to come up with your own characters.

P.S. Damn, why can't I be in Italy now!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost des/sayid *g*janie_tangerine on February 22nd, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
If I make the guy justice it's always good to hear! And ha, goo to know about Bruce. Not that some of his best stuff wasn't in movie soundtracks. And yeah, Clint can be repetitive when he wants to and especially when he is doing the routine movie (Blood Work for one) but I love the guy so.

even if all they are do is standing around, their connections scream to me. I also go weak at the knees for accents, so anything talky between them for me is a gem!

WORD. Mm. God, the accents. *prays they meet again in canon soon because I need the accents* Well no, not the only reasons but I mean.

Uhm, did I make a good touristic guide there? ;) Maybe now isn't that great of a moment but apart from my issues with it, it's always a good time. ♥
inthekeyofd: Stock-Cupcake-whitefrosting-liquid_garneinthekeyofd on February 22nd, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
That was one of the best answers yet, seriously, I thought I wrote some good things, but you really went indepth and with visuals too!!

I was just rewatching an episode of Rome for I do love the Puresex, and I have to say it does make me proud of my Italian heritage, which, if you were here, my mother would have to add that I'm full blooded Italian, it's got such a rich and checkered history, think of all the great minds, artists, historians, food, music, and such have come from there ,think of this, and this is paraphrasing a famous film maker....while Italy past is turbulent, .it's given us Michelangelo, Dante, DaVinci while other countries have had hundreds of years of peace and given us a clock...that really is totally paraphrasing, but he was right, Italy, as checkered as you may be, but outside of Greece, with out it, where would we be?
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone OMG THE PRETTYjanie_tangerine on February 22nd, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
Italy, as checkered as you may be, but outside of Greece, with out it, where would we be?

Yeah, except that Greece didn't have anything since Alexander the Great so we beat them. ;) ;) Seriously, totally agreeing with you here (ha, THIRD MAN QUOTE!) but right now I'm not liking how things are going. Then again no country is perfect and I really, really love mine. After all. ;)
etpmvempetpmvemp on February 23rd, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
I liked very much reading details about your interests, it helps a lot in getting to know you better :-). And I have always been wondering about the Boone thing, I mean he is obviously beautiful (too much for my taste), but other than that I couldn't understand why he was your favorite character. I think I do now.

I also think that I would have more or less the same things to say about my country, although with a lot more nagging. And I have been to Italy (unfortunately only once, and not in Rome), but I absolutely loved it, I saw everything you said about it. It is among the places where I definitely want to visit and spend a lot of time there. And I have been a fan of Italian cinema for a very long time, because my mother loves it too and she introduced me to it. Finally, I have to say that even though I loved Italian food, I consider Greek cuisine to be just as good!

I understand that these were chosen by someone else, so if you could add a couple of major things, what would they be?

Also, I know we haven't been talking for a very long time, but what would you associate me with?
the female ghost of tom joad: politicsjanie_tangerine on February 24th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, glad you liked the read! And yeah, I can see how Boone could be a pretty weird preference but I do have my reasonable reasons, apart from the obvious pretty.

You're from Greece, right? I've never been there but do I want to go, oh, how I do. And your cuisine is great! I love Greek cuisine even if I'm partial to mine. ;) ;) Well, the day you come here you'll have quite the stuff to go see, and well, my city is totally worth it if I can be partial again. Our cinema is great, if you don't count the last fifteen years or so. Because in the last fifteen years I could count the good movies on two hands probably but before? Ah, were we good.

Uhm, if I could add another two topics you mean? I could probably give you some pretty long music rambling concerning either Bon Jovi or Steve Earle, and another longer one concerning 1984 (the book), if I understood right. But if you want to pick a couple go ahead, no problem.

And sure! Uhm, I also went to have a look at your interests list apart from the association so I'm picking stuff I'd be interested hearing about from there, too.

1) Sayid
2) Greece
3) Corto Maltese
4) The Marx Brothers
5) Umberto Eco
etpmvemp: paysageetpmvemp on February 24th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am from Greece, and to be fair, some of the best elements of our cuisine are creatively borrowed (stolen) from Turkish cuisine. And I think that if you live in Rome, you have every right to be partial about your city!

About the topic, you understood right, I wanted you to pick!