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Tue, Nov. 29th, 2011 08:34 pm
Annual Wishlist 2011

Once again, it's time for the annual Christmas/birthday wishlist. As I've said every year, just because I'm posting this doesn't mean you have to get me anything. This is a helpful guide in case you do want to give me something. You are not obligated in anyway. Plus, if all you can give me is time hanging out, then that is plenty for me. Anyway, here's the list:

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
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Science of Discworld 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
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...)


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)
Michael Giacchino - Ratatouille (soundtrack)
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings complete recordings (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/

Super Mario Bros. 2

::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

::Sega Genesis::
Ecco the Dolphin

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

::Nintendo 64::
Conker's Bad Fur Day

Final Fantasy VII
Chrono Cross
Suikoden 2
Bushido Blade
Metal Gear Solid
Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo 2

::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
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra

::Nintendo Wii::
Kirby's Return to Dreamland
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Boom Blox
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 former roommate owned it and thus it went when he got married)
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
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 2
Mirror's Edge
Final Fantasy XIII

::Nintendo DS::
A Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
My French Coach
My Japanese Coach
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Dodgeball Brawlers
Tetris DS

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 2012
Windows 7


A Blu-ray player

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)
Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)
Toy Story 3
The Princess and the Frog
Forbidden Kingdom
Spirited Away
Castle in the Sky
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 Adventures of Tintin (December 21, 2011)
The Avengers (May 4, 2012)
Brave (June 22, 2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3, 2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20, 2012)
Skyfall (November 9, 2012)

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

--Practical/Miscellaneous Things--

Gift cards
Clothes (please ask me first)
- Shirt size = 36/37, 18½-19 collar, X-large (I prefer dress shirts / solid colors, without patterns, stripes, etc.)
- Pants size = 46 x 31-32 (I prefer slacks / solid, muted colors / usually black, white, tan, and beige)
Black leather bomber jacket
Noise-cancelling headphones
Corded power drill (with phillips screwdriver bit, at least)

Current Mood: okay okay
Current Music: "Still Alive" -Jonathan Coulton