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  1. bloomsbury:
    The Group. Virginia. Leonard. Et al. I know they were terrible snobs and probably were fascists, but I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall of one of their evening conversations.
  2. children's literature:
    I don't just read them, I collect them. Old ones when I can afford them, but also beautiful new ones. Harry Potter? Yes, but Diana Wynne Jones rules.
  3. dogs:
    Totally a no-brainer. Couldn't live without them My creature comforts.
  4. gerard manley hopkins:
    "I caught this morning morning's minions / Dawn's dapple dawn drawn dauphin..." oh the beauty and the grace and the wonder of it.
  5. julie czerneda:
    A delightful Canadian sf writer, one with the most inventive aliens I've ever enountered. Who else could envision a hockey game played by chubby pink creatures with feathery eyebrows? And she's getting better!
  6. metafiction:
    Postmodernism! Fiction about fiction. One of my intellectual passions - what can I say? How about "Shakespeare in Love" for example?
  7. nature:
    Well, is there anyone who doesn't love it?
  8. photography:
    I just realized that I've been doing this for more years than I care to count. Way back from when I used my completely manual Olympus OM1 to now with my Canon Rebel digital SLR.
  9. sf novels:
    Another no brainer. Reading, reading, reading. and teaching a little. But mostly reading.
  10. tintin:
    That funny little guy and his dog Snowy and those wonderful detailed backgrounds and witty characters and goofy friends and silly adventures. What's not to like?

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Sep. 21st, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
The Bloomsbury group may have had some ideas and unexamined class attitudes that today we find repugnant or disturbing, but they were the antithesis of fascists: a) artists of any kind do not make good members of an authoritarian society (even the ones like Wyndham Lewis who are all 'isn't Mussolini great? whoa, macho manly man', or DH Lawrence and his creepy blood stuff) and b) can you imagine trying to regiment any of them? they were too busy bickering and having internal feuds. They believed passionately in the individual and relationships: Forster was peripheral to the core group but that thing about betraying friend or country would, I think, have been the sort of notion that they would have signed up to. Woolf's 3 Guineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war and forms part of a theme in 30s women's writing written in these circumstances.

Sep. 21st, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely right. I wrote that far too late at night, without really considering the term properly. I do have my suspicions about Rupert Brooke, who was not, of course a member of the group, but if I remember my VW biography, hung about with them (or at least her) early on... I'm not even sure now what I intended in my use of the term; I think the snobbery and definitely the anti-semitism. But in the fullest sense of the word, they were definitely not.
Sep. 21st, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
that was me, by the way. On a different computer - I forgot to log on.
Sep. 22nd, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
fun! It's what my sister, kittybean, would call "new meme!"
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