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Fri, Oct. 29th, 2010 10:17 pm
Annual Wishlist 2010

It's that time again. This list is by no means a call for you to buy anything for me. I would actually rather more appeciate spending time with you. This is simply a tool that I make available every year for those of you interested in getting me a gift of some sort, given the proximity of Christmas and my birthday. Generally, the things listed are things I might be tempted to splurge on, should I have the funds and the lax willpower to hold on to them.

Again, you are not required to get me anything. I understand that some people show their affection by giving gifts and I also understand that there's a cultural norm for it concerning particularly Christmas and birthdays. Here's what I have to say to that: If you want to give me a gift, this list is here to help you out if you can't figure out what to get me; if you feel like you have to get me something, stop right where you are and proceed no further. You should never get me anything because you feel you have to. Only do so if you want to. Otherwise, it's false and, while I'll still appreciate the gift and will make use of it, it will always have that taint to it.

Bolded items are ones that I am particularly interested in and thus place more weight on.

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

Amazon.com wishlist (Click on the left side for various sub-lists)
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
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 (you can purchase prints of a lot of these too)

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 - If On A Winter's Night...
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
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--

A much more exhaustive list can be found here: http://www.mobygames.com/user/sheet/view/havelist/userHaveListId,34218/userSheetId,178365/

::Nintendo::
A Nintendo (my former roommate owned it and thus it went when he got married)
Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt
Super Mario Bros. 2
Tetris

::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
Aladdin

::Sega Genesis::
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
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
Super Mario Sunshine
Mario Party 4-7
Crazy Taxi

::Playstation 2::
Two wireless PS2 controllers
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Ōkami
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
Donkey Kong Country Returns
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

::XBOX 360::
An XBOX 360 (my former roommate owned it and thus it went when he got married)
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Tetris Evolution
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Beautiful Katamari
Street Fighter IV

::Playstation 3::
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mirror's Edge
Final Fantasy XIII

::Nintendo DS::
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::
Civilization V
StarCraft II
The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
The Curse of Monkey Island
Myst III: Exile
Myst IV: Revelation
Myst V: End of Ages
Star Wars Episode I: Pod Racer


--Computer Software / Hardware--

::(Expensive) Software::
Photoshop 7 or above
Finale 2011
Windows 7


--Movies--

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

Iron Man
Iron Man 2
King Ralph
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)
Eddie Izzard: Glorious
WALL-E
Toy Story 3
Up
The Princess and the Frog
Avatar
Forbidden Kingdom
Spirited Away
Castle in the Sky
Ponyo
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds
Porco Rosso
Kiki's Delivery Service


If you're nearby and you'd like to take me to a movie, refer to this IMDb list. Here are some highly anticipated ones:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (December 10, 2010)
Tron: Legacy (December 17, 2010)
Thor (May 6, 2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20, 2011)
X-Men: First Class (June 3, 2011)

(If it's crossed off, that doesn't necessarily mean I won't go see it again. Just saying.)


--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)


A reminder. You do not have to get me anything because I put up this list. It is a tool that you can use only if you want to get me something.

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