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12 September 2008 @ 08:44 am
aj picked seven interests for me to explain.

Arthuriana: The legends and mythology of King Arthur are something I've had a long term interest in. I used to read everything fiction and non fiction I could get my hands on.

C.J. Cherryh: One of my favourite authours. I'd have to say 'Downbelow Station' is my favourite novel of hers. Wish I'd never met her in person though.

Isabella Bird: One of my interests is women in the west. One day, in a bookstore in West Yellowstone, I came across this book: A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, which is an account of her trip across the American West, alone, in 1873. She really was a remarkable woman, who did more in the 1800s than most modern women ever do in their lives.

Ithildin: The glowy silver stuff on the Doors of Moria in the Lord of the Rings, and my internet nickname since 1995. No one ever used it till the movies came out, and now, I rarely can get it when I sign up for something new. Like LJ :)

Orkney: The most fantabulous place in the world! Islands at the north tip of Scotland which is the Disneyland of Archeology. I was there once about 12 years ago, and hope to be able to go again some day.

Sano Ichiro: The main character in a series of novels by Laura Joh Rowland set in 17th century Japan.

Skara Brae: The Pirates of the Caribbean ride of the Disneyland of Archeology (or whatever your favourite ride is)! A Neolithic village in Orkney, and in my own personal fanon, where Methos is from [g] It had been covered in sand for four thousand years, and was exposed during a storm in 1850. Absolutely stunning site.
100% Running With Scissorsviridian on September 12th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh, Skara Brae. That is cool. I approve of your fanon! :D
Ith: Methos - Mythithildyn on September 13th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
It's just perfect as the place of Methos' origins!
Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on September 12th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Skara Brae:

Thank you for sharing that, it's fascinating.
Ith: Art - Callanishithildyn on September 13th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It's a truly an amazing place and I really hope I can visit again!
rodlox: Djaqrodlox on September 12th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
you - you met Herself? one is dumbstruck and envious, Ith-ji.
Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but don't be envious. She was a fairly rude person. But I still think she's a great writer.
Lara I.lara_everlong on September 13th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
what piece of fiction do you feel does the most justice to the arthurian legend?

and why do you wish you had never met CJ Cherryh?

oh yes, and of course Methos is from Skara Brae - I should have known that already :P
Ith: Methos - Tintedithildyn on September 13th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'm very fond of the Mary Stewart novels.

It's one of those things where you meet someone you really admire and they're entirely unpleasant people, that's all.

Yes, he is!! I intend to convert everyone to my way of thinking!