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Demi

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About Demi

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  • Birthday May 16

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    Female
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    On the other side of the screen
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    Reading, writing, knitting, counted cross-stitch, games
  1. 'Downtown Abbey'. I saw a story about starting a colony on Mars. The trip would be one-way, so you'd never return to Earth. Would you volunteer to go?
  2. Demi

    Hobbies

    I forgot to mention in my initial post that I am also learning how to restore and refurbish a dollhouse. When I was a little girl, *mumblemumble* years ago, my father built a ginormous dollhouse for me. For one reason or another, we never finished it, so it's still just the painted plywood on the outside, although he did put in hardwood floors and painted the rooms white. I'm well beyond the age of playing with it (actually, I never really played with it; I just liked decorating the rooms and rearranging the furniture), I'd like to finish it off and display it. He had wanted to electrify it, so it's laid out for that. I'm reading up on it, as well as putting together my dream design for the interior, as well as the exterior. It's going to take a while, but I think I'll have something wonderful when I'm done.
  3. Another week, another blizzard. I'm beginning to dislike that groundhog. A lot.

    1. LHMH2019 (Lemmy)

      LHMH2019 (Lemmy)

      PLOT TWIST!!!! I'm that groundhog and throws snowballs at you all the time. :P

    2. Demi

      Demi

      Groundhog better hide. ;)

    3. LHMH2019 (Lemmy)

      LHMH2019 (Lemmy)

      Demi better wearing a coat. ;)

  4. Oh, look. More snow. :/

    1. LHMH2019 (Lemmy)

      LHMH2019 (Lemmy)

      *Throws a snowball through your screen* :P

    2. Demi

      Demi

      *lobs one back at you* ;)

  5. Demi

    Reading (genre)

    Haha. I don't usually read from the Best Seller's List, so yeah, some of my favorites are a little less well-known. Or older books that have fallen off the radar. I love Anne Rice's vamps; I've named all three of my Kindles after her characters. Disc World is amazing! I recently recruited my nephew to the Dark Side by buying him The Colour of Magic. I haven't read them in a while, so I might have to go back and revisit. I'm still trying to decide if my favorite character is Death, Carrot, or the Luggage.
  6. Demi

    Hobbies

    Oh, probably Curious Village. That was the first one. I like that one, but I think my favorites are Unwound Future (although the cut-scene at the end made me cry) and Azran Legacy. I hope you get a chance to play again.
  7. Demi

    Hobbies

    You didn't derail the topic. If anyone did, it was me by bringing the Professor up in the first place. I think the games are only for Nintendo DS or 3DS systems; I haven't seen anything for PC. There is a game for iOS and Android called Layton Brothers - Mystery Room. The main character is supposed to be the Professor's son, Alfendi Layton, and while it doesn't have the story line the DS games have, the puzzles are pretty good.
  8. Demi

    Hobbies

    It's a series of video games for the Nintendo DS and 3DS. they're basically puzzle games set in a story. Professor Layton is a professor of anthropology who also loves puzzles, and he gets drawn into different mysteries.
  9. Demi

    Hobbies

    Ugh. Yeah, most of my friends are hooked on that, too. Sorry, that line made me chuckle. It's a shame what could have been an enjoyable trip for you turned into something much less so. Although there are places I'd love to see, I'm all for doing it in as much comfort as possible, given the location and my inclination. Oh, no! Which game were you playing? I've played all of them, as well as the cross-over with Phoenix Wright. And have you seen the Layton animated movie? It's like watching all the cut-scenes all put together!
  10. Demi

    Reading (genre)

    Another of my favorite authors is Gregory Maguire. I read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West when it was first released and went looking for others he's written. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is brilliant, Mirror, Mirror is a great premise (Lucrezia Borgia as the evil step-mother? Brilliant!), but got a little confusing here and there. Lost totally creeped me out and I ended up giving my copy away to a friend. Andrew M. Greeley wrote some fun stuff, especially his Bishop Blackie books. In fact, I think Blackie and Cardinal Sean are two of my favorite literary characters. I've read Piers Anthony since I was in high school, and enjoy his Xanth series, especially the earlier books. My favorite he's written is the Geodessey series, though. There are five books in the series, and it is really interesting. (can you tell I've been thinking more about this since creating the thread yesterday? )
  11. I don't watch much anime, since I usually prefer to read manga instead. There are a couple I've seen/enjoyed, though. Chobits, which I picked up after reading the manga. A little more to the cute, but there are times where that's all you're looking for, right? Gravitation, which I haven't read yet, but I enjoyed the anime. Picked that up after a couple of friends recommended it. I'm looking into getting Vampire Knight, which I've read since it first came out and Spice and Wolf, as I've read all of the novels (haven't checked out the manga on that yet).
  12. Demi

    Hobbies

    Oh, I don't really mind. Sometimes it's frustrating not to have anyone to talk about a book I just finished, but that's okay. And I recently got my cousin hooked on my favorite DS/3DS game series - Professor Layton, so I can chat with her about that.
  13. Demi

    Hobbies

    I'm a Nintendo girl, but I get your drift. And none of my friends really play any games, let alone the ones I enjoy. Come to think of it, they don't really like the same books or movies, either. *sigh* It's so tough to be before your time, isn't it?
  14. Demi

    Reading (genre)

    There's a thread already about books, but that's more about what format you prefer to read. I was wondering what types of stories you like to read, instead. So, list out your favorite genre, titles, authors, etc., and let's see what unfolds. Some of us might find new books we might otherwise have passed by. I will read almost anything, if it's set in front of me, but I have a few that I enjoy more than others and some that are definitely on my "nope, not gonna buy" list. Since the latter is shorter, I'll start with that. Horror, true crime, lots of violence, and westerns. Spooky is okay, but I really have a strong aversion to violence. In fact, it's a huge reason why my television rarely gets turned on. Now on to what I enjoy. The bulk of my bookshelves and Kindle folders are made up of historical fiction and light fantasy. I think both of those are pretty broad terms, so I guess I should give a few examples. For historical-fiction: The Memoirs of Cleopatra and The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by his Fool, Will Somers, both by Margaret George To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees Katherine by Anya Seton The Keepers of the Ring series by Angela Elwell Hunt There are a lot more, but those are the ones that have jumped to mind. Royal-related reads are always fun, and my favorite English dynasty are the Plantagenets. I'm not a huge fan of the Tudors, except for Henry VIII, who reminds me of his grandfather, Edward IV. And no, I don't believe that Richard III killed his nephews, but that's a discussion for a different time. As far as fantasy goes, that's also a very broad term. I grew up on Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien, so naturally they have to go on the list. All of them are still favorites I like to go back and re-read. Jack L. Chalker's Dancing Gods series was a favorite of mine in high school. Again, it's one that's fun to go back and re-read every now and again. As far as more modern books, I absolutely adore Debora Geary's A Modern Witch and Witch Central books. I'm sad that they are over, but I'm sure something else will come along. I've also become hooked on Heather Blake's Wishcraft Mystery books. They are fun, have a mystery to solve, and a little romance (without being too in-your-face). Add in that they are set in Salem, MA (which is not too far from me), and it makes for fun, light reading. Sue Ann Jaffarian has another fun mystery series that crosses over to fantasy - Granny Apples Mysteries. This time, one of the characters (Granny) is a ghost who helps solve mysteries. It sounds silly and hokey, but they are pretty good. I've recently discovered steampunk, getting my start with the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. I'm enjoying her Finishing School series and looking forward to the Custard Protocol series, as well. Non-fiction can also be fun, whether it's to learn a new craft/skill or to help flesh out background in some of the historical fiction I read. I've read some good books about Native American life (my family is part Iriquois), Western Europe (that's where the rest of the gang hails), the Borgias (because they are one of the most interesting, dysfunctional families in history, IMO), and one written by Prince Charles a few years back about environment renewal/sustainability. A little technical maybe, but very interesting. Of course, there is some guilty pleasure reading, too. Linda Wisdom's Hex series, the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig, and a few others. I'm sure I'll remember other favorites in time, but I'd love to hear what you enjoy.
  15. Tired of the snow. Waiting for spring.

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