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Wed, Nov. 25th, 2009 08:02 pm
Annual Wishlist 2009

It's getting to be about that time when people have that crazy notion of buying gifts for one another. I know, silly, isn't it? Well, whatever. :P

As is tradition for me now, I've created a wishlist of the things that would be helpful to me or that I've been looking at getting for a while. I do this, not as a means of guilting people into buying me crap, but as a means of providing help for those of you who are already interested in getting me something. If you had no prior motivation to get me anything, and this list now motivates you to do so, I'd ask you to consider the reasons you are doing so before continuing on. A lot of times, the best gift you can give me is a hug or spending time with me. If you feel guilted into buying me something, please don't do it. If gifts are your way of showing that you care and you just need some idea of what to look for, then please continue. After all, the whole point of presents and gifts on Christmas and birthdays is just to show each other love. It has nothing to do with (or rather should not have anything to do with) the greed of receiving everything you wanted all year or satisfying the guilt of not getting someone a gift. If you give, make sure it's for the right reasons.

Anyway, a lot of this should look familiar to those who've seen my previous lists. Much of it is still on there. I added shirt/pants sizes and color preferences, as there tends to be some confusion in that regard. I added a section for video games. I've bolded items that have more weight, in terms of want, if that helps you make a decision if you're uncertain what to get. As usual, if you have any questions about anything, please ask me. I have no issues with spoiled surprises.

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 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)
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 - Innervisions (1973)


CDs that contain...

Poulenc - Three Novelettes For Piano
Ravel - String Quartet in F Major
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
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
Fauré - Pavane
Bach - Magnificat
Shostikovich - Piano Concerto No. 2
Piazzolla - Adios Nonino

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


--Video Games--

::Nintendo::
A Nintendo (my roommate owns our current one and it will be gone once he gets married)
Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tetris
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda II: Link's Adventure
Bubble Bobble

::Super Nintendo::
Chrono Trigger
Secret of Mana
Final Fantasy II (IV in Japan)
Final Fantasy III (VI in Japan)
Super Mario RPG
Mario Kart
Mega Man X
Mega Man 7
Aladdin
The Addams Family

::Sega Genesis::
A Sega Genesis
ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Aladdin
Ecco the Dolphin
Quackshot

::Sega CD::
A Sega CD add-on
Sonic CD
Silpheed

::Nintendo 64::
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Banjo-Tooie

::Playstation::
A Playstation
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Xenogears
Chrono Cross
Suikoden
Suikoden 2
Bushido Blade
Bushido Blade 2
Metal Gear Solid
Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo 2
Mega Man 8

::Nintendo GameCube::
A WaveBird Wireless Controller (up to two total, as I already have two and the system only has four ports)
Super Mario Sunshine
Mario Party 4-7
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
Crazy Taxi

::Playstation 2::
A Playstation 2
Two wireless PS2 controllers
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy XII
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Ōkami
Soul Calibur III
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra

::Nintendo Wii::
A Nintendo Wii
Rayman: Raving Rabbids
Boom Blox
Wii Play
Wii Sports
Wii Fit
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Worms: A Space Oddity

::XBOX 360::
An XBOX 360 (my roommate owns our current one and it will be gone once he gets married)
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed 2
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Tetris Evolution
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Soul Calibur IV
Beautiful Katamari
Street Fighter IV

::Playstation 3::
A Playstation 3
LittleBigPlanet
Mirror's Edge
Final Fantasy XIII

::Nintendo DS::
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
My French Coach
My Japanese Coach
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Dodgeball Brawlers
Tetris DS

::PC::
The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
The Curse of Monkey Island
Escape from Monkey Island
Myst III: Exile
Myst IV: Revelation
Myst V: End of Ages
Star Wars Episode I: Pod Racer


--Computer Software / Hardware--

::Software::
Photoshop 7 or above
Finale 2010
Windows 7

::Hardware::
A power cord for a monitor that I bought at Goodwill (VERY helpful)


--Movies--

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

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
Beauty and the Beast (1991, Platinum Edition)
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)
Eddie Izzard: Glorious


--Practical/Miscellaneous Things--

Gift cards
Money
Swords
Clothes (please ask me first)
- Shirt size = 36/37, 18½-19 collar, X-large (I prefer dress shirts / solid colors, without patterns)
- Pants size = 46 x 31-32 (I prefer slacks / solid, muted colors / usually black, white, tan, and beige)
Black leather bomber jacket
Djembe
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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