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*If you asked two, I only did one.

cheshire23 asked: Top 5 awesome NYC locations that "nobody's heard of"

I had trouble with this one, because I don't really think I go to much that no one has heard of. At least, locals have heard of it all even if tourists haven't. I'm not one of those people who puts a premium on best-kept secrets, and I wouldn't know if the places I go to are well-known or not. So let me just do my "top 5 places to take tourists that they've probably never heard of"

1) Burp Castle for beer
2) Rickshaw for chocolate soup dumplings
3) Holey Cream for ice cream donut sandwiches
4) Fish's Eddy to look at the pretty glass
5) Ronnybrook Milk Bar for ice cream

itswhatiam asked: Top five fictional characters

1) Momo, Momo, by Michael Ende
2) Sara, Intacto, played by Mónica López
3) The Creature, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
4) The House on Ash Tree Lane, House of Leaves, Mark Z Danielewski
5) Walter Bishop, Fringe, played by John Noble

dragonmagelet asked: Top 5 things you love to hate!

1) Vodka!
2) Dan Brown!
3) Paula Deen!
4) Twilight!
5) Misplaced apostrophes

seraphtrevs asked: Top 5 Fannish Contributions (5 fannish things you're glad/proud/amused to have done)

1) Silly True Blood Comics
2) Grawp Just Want Bang Stick
3) Eye on My Ankle
4) William Shakespeare's Cousin Lucentio's Wedding
5) Peppermint

spiralstairs asked: Top 5 favorite movies from childhood?

1) The NeverEnding Story
2) Flight of the Navigator
3) The Secret of NIMH
4) Mr. Boogedy
5) Sleeping Beauty

gratefuladdict asked: Top 5 movie soundtracks?

Full disclosure: I am not a music person. I kinda don't really like music because it tends to distract me too easily. However, I'll try.

1) Love Actually
2) Breakfast at Tiffany's
3) The Mystery of Rampo
4) The Red Violin
5) Cabaret

kamenkyote asked: What are your five favorite things you found you can do that you didn't think you could?

1) touch my toes
2) turn a cartwheel
3) crochet
4) put up wall shelving singlehandedly
5) run a mile

writingmoments asked: top 5 books you would recommend?

1) Momo, by Michael Ende
2) The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel), by Ellen Raskin
3) Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
4) What It Is, by Lynda Barry
5) The Happy Hocky Family, by Lane Smith

eschatologies asked: Top five novel-to-film adaptations?

1) The Prestige
2) Breakfast at Tiffany's
3) Frankenstein (1931)
4) Clueless
5) The Whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy

whirled asked: Top 5 ingredients you like to cook with :)

Note: I left out booze here

1) cream
2) eggs
3) sugar
4) chili
5) garlic

i_smell_apples asked: Favourite five books from childhood :D

Note: I picked all books from very, very young childhood or it would have been too hard.

1) The Barbapapas' New Home</a> by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor
2) Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint</a> by Edward Ardizzone
3) Lamont The Lonely Monster by Dean Walley and Don Page
4) Walt Disney Productions presents The Magic Grinder
5) The Bobbsey Twins and the Horseshoe Riddle by Laura Lee Hope

rattsu asked Top five weirdest RP moments!

1) Diarrhea epidemic on Vassar MOO
2) Shark Attack Guy in Shiver My Timber
3) Any scene with CKM in Daughters of the Goddess
4) Death by Chicken Day in Shiver My Timber
5) The Inside of Curr's Brain in Seas of Erin

torsui asked: top five drinks not of your own devising.

I wasn't sure if this meant classic drinks or drinks by other people. I went for classic because I figured that would be of more use to most of my list.

1) Negroni
2) Manhattan
3) Aviation
4) Dark & Stormy
5) Sazerac

queenozymandia asked: Top 5 chickens! :D

1) Billina from the Oz books by L Frank Baum
2) Pepita from roleplaying
3) Camilla from The Muppet Show
4) Chicken Boo from Animaniacs
5) Henrietta from The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

I hope you feel enlightened!

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I loved Camilla! Does she count if she's only a rubber chicken though?

Aww, I was thinking Muppet Babies for some reason :P I blame growing up in the eighties. I'm glad she's real!

Thanks for listing these:) I loved the Bobbsey twins too:) and Sleeping Beauty (though why are kid movies so unrealistic?!)

I don't know if Sleeping Beauty is really a kids' movie in its intent; it's pretty dark and heavily stylized. It's mostly that adult Americans somehow got it into their heads that cartoons were for children, but I don't think that movie was in any way intended for a young audience.

3) Any scene with CKM in Daughters of the Goddess

Weirdest = best, right?

Ice cream donut sandwiches?? DUDE. Do want!

I have Momo at home and you're the second person this week to mention it as a favourite. I might have to get my mother to send it over to me at this rate! I bought it simply because I adore The Neverending Story and hey, same author!

I keep meaning to go back and read some Bobbsey Twins since I never did.

Also, I had no idea The Prestige was a novel. I loved that film! Must read!

Momo is a lot like The NeverEnding Story because it has to do a lot with the power of stories and storytelling, but it's a much "smaller" story, more intimate. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of The Little Prince.

The Bobbsey Twins are a bit disturbing because they're extremely racist and sexist, but it would have been dishonest to not put one on my list, because they were my favorite series as a child.

The Prestige is a novel, but it's not nearly as good as the film. That's why I consider it one of the best film adaptations-- because the team on the film just did such a good job of cutting out everything unnecessary and distilling the story to its most basic and most meaningful parts. It's still worth reading, I think, to get a sense of how a movie can be better than the book. It's not a horrible book (Children of Men is), but it is just very flawed.

This book? How come? I've never read it, but I notice the author's written another book called "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman" so now I'm curious.

Oh I adore The Little Prince! Sounds wonderful :D

The Bobbsey Twins are a bit disturbing because they're extremely racist and sexist

Re-reading a lot of my favourite childrens' books/authors, a lot of them seem to be the same! VERY different mentalities back in the 30s/40s/50s when most were written. It's also interesting reading books written during WWI or WWII that mention the wars... a LOT of racism in there!

I love how much Momo pops up on this. You made me a Momo Believer!

Also Curr's brain was not that weird... okay it kind of was. Still proud to be in top 5 even if it because my character is freaky.

It was the weirdest thing in Erins! And I sort of did this as "funniest."

LOVE LOVE LOVE CLUELESS. Like for real. It is my number one cure-for-depression movie.

It is freaking adorable. And I felt like my list needed at least one "totally and completely zany reinterpretation" adaptation. That one is great because it is incredibly faithful to the book even if it's in a completely different setting. Which is kinda neat. And many of the "modern reinterpretation" type movies don't work at all. That one does.

Adore the Love Actually soundtrack and love love Walter Bishop. Plus, now I want to watch The Prestige!

One must watch the movie very carefully... It is really clever AND you need someone to discuss the movie with after viewing.. at least I did! (P.S. Tea's dad)

Oh no, don't misunderstand. I've seen it. I own it in fact. I just like that much. :-p

Long live Shark Attack Guy!

Also, I freakin' love House of Leaves. Apparently, I'm the only one in my area who does because I chose it for work's book club one month and no one showed up =\

Oh Shark Attack Guy.

And that's because it takes longer than a month to read, dude! I wouldn't have been able to finish it in time for your book thing.

No doubt it's hefty, but HoL can't have a longer word count than, say, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, which was everyone and their mother's pick when it went on Oprah's list. Lots and lots and lots of nearly blank pages.

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