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Sun, Nov. 23rd, 2008 12:23 pm
Annual Wishlist

It's getting close to that time of year again. As a courtesy to those that might feel inclined to look for a present for me, I put up this list as a guide to finding something that probably won't get stuffed away in a closet for years before ending up in a donation box at Goodwill. Now, by putting this up, please know that you are not required to buy me anything. This is not me saying that I cannot live without having my wishlist fulfilled. All this is here for is to help those that are already looking. Don't feel obligated and don't feel guilted into getting me anything. In most cases, just being able to hang out with you is pretty good in itself. I'm not that difficult to please, for the most part. :P

I already have some very helpful lists published from Amazon.com, IMDb, and Weaponmasters.com:

Amazon.com wishlist
IMDb list of movies I'd like to buy (DVDs please)
Weaponmasters wishlist

Aside from those, I have some other general things:


--Books-- (preferably unabridged)

The Merry Advantures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
The Free Choice of the Will by Augustine of Hippo
The Republic by Plato
Les Miserablés by Victor Hugo
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Science of Discworld I, II, & III by Terry Pratchett
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Siddartha by Herman Hesse
The Adventures of Tom Saywer by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Things Fall Apart by Chenua Achebe
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Person and Personage by Victor Tournier
Infinity and the Mind by Walter Ong
The Cloud of Unknowing by Anonymous
Musicophila by Oliver Sacks
The Three Musketeers (a series of six books) by Alexander Dumas


(For those books that were written in another language, the original language would mean a lot to me, but I also wouldn't be able to read them... use your best judgement...)


--Artwork--

If you want to buy me art, use these two links as a guide of what would fit my tastes...

Paths and Trails on Art.com
Favorites list on deviantART

I'm also looking for frames, but you should talk to me before getting any, as I would need to get the measurements right...


--Music CDs--

Sting - My Funny Valentine (Japanese release/import via Amazon)
Sting - Sacred Love
Jake Shimabukuro - Dragon
Michael Giacchino - Ratatouille (soundtrack)
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings soundtracks (all of them)
Turtle Island String Quartet - (anything really, since I don't have any of their albums)
Eric Whitacre - (anything really, since I don't have any of his albums)
Astor Piazzolla - (anything really)
Johann Sebastian Bach - (any organ works)
Stevie Wonder - Hotter than July (1980)
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)


CDs that contain...

Poulenc - Three Novelettes For Piano
Ravel - String Quartet in F Major
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
Bach - Mass in B minor
Bach - Magnificat
Shostikovich - Piano Concerto No. 2
Debussy - La Mer
Debussy - String Quartet in G minor
Copland - Appalachian Spring
Copland - Arrangement of The Tender Land for orchestra

(If in doubt, look for: the Vienna Philharmonic; the Cleveland Philharmonic; the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire; the London Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan as director; Robert Shaw as director; Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau as a soloist; Deutsche Grammophon label; Naxos label; etc. If you're really in doubt, just come ask me. I won't be too concerned about a spoiled surprise.)


--Music Scores-- (i.e. sheet music)

Poulenc - Three Novelettes For Piano
Debussy - La Mer
Brahms - Ein Deutsche Requiem
Fauré - Pavane
Bach - Magnificat
Shostikovich - Piano Concerto No. 2
Piazzolla - Adios Nonino

(Please talk to me if you want to deal with these.)


--Movies--

Please refer to the IMDb list, but here are some highlighted ones...

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
King Ralph
Keeping the Faith
Beauty and the Beast (1991, Platinum Edition)
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)


--Practical/Miscellaneous Things--

Gift cards
Money
Swords
Clothes (please ask me first)
Black leather bomber jacket
Djembe
Portable MP3 player
Noise-cancelling headphones
Corded power drill (with phillips screwdriver bit, at least)



I figure this is enough to give a good idea of what to look for. PLEASE DO NOT THINK THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET ME ANYTHING. This is just in case you want to and need an idea of what to look for. That's all. Also, on the linked wishlists might be some rather expensive items. I do not expect anyone to pick those up. Those are on there mostly as wishful thinking.

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