Bibliophile Lass (bibliogirl) wrote,
Bibliophile Lass

tahnan asked, and I answer:

(1) What is the best thing to have come out of your time spent on PernMUSH (not counting friendships with any given person)?

If I can't count specific friendships, I'll have to choose them collectively; the new people I've met through it, over the years. (End of this month it'll be twelve years, which is faintly scary, though nobody could really call me 'active' there at the moment.)

(I'd love to tell some deep and meaningful tale about how I found PernMUSH, but I can't. I don't remember who told me about it. I do remember having to go through all sorts of network contortions to connect, to start with, this being in the days when the entire UK academic network had a 64k connection across the Atlantic and there were only two telnet slots available out through NSFNET-relay...)

(2) Of all the aliases you might have chosen, what made you pick "bibliogirl" as your LJ username?

I didn't want to use my real name, nor anything close to it, because of privacy issues. Though it wouldn't be hard to track down who the person behind bibliogirl is, with a bit of research, it's not blatantly obvious to the most casual observer. That also let out my most common online alias, which you know, because that's fairly well known. Soooo... I just went for something moderately descriptive and which I liked the sound of, in the end. Not a terribly deep and meaningful thought process, sorry ;)

(3) [though I asked it of sensational] Is there some book, play, movie, etc. (fiction or nonfiction) that you read or saw that you feel as if you should have liked, but didn't? If so, what was it, and why didn't you?

Good lord, probably dozens. Mostly books or films, I think.

The most recent example would be Matrix Reloaded, which I really wanted to like more than I did. In the end, it wasn't so much that I didn't like it, but that I was very disappointed in it.

Connie Willis's To Say Nothing Of The Dog springs to mind in the book category. Lots of people (including, I think, both you and sensational) recommended it to me, and it just didn't work well for me at all. I think it was something to do with, at least in the early part of the book, taking the whole concept of 'unreliable narrator' to quite insane lengths.

(4) What book would make an excellent movie, that hasn't already been turned into one?

I still think Good Omens would make an excellent film if it were done properly. I'm not convinced it ever will be done properly, though.

(5) To get away from the book questions, Bibliophile Lass: what's your poison? That is, what's your preferred form of alcohol? ("Bibulous Lass"?)

Without any form of mixture: good wine, good beer or good brandy. With mixer, slightly less good brandy and Coke; I inherited the preference from my mother. It confuses South Africans a lot, as they think they're the only ones who drink that particular mixture...


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