The 100  

intierzha 43M
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8/14/2006 10:19 am

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The 100

Sorry, nor room for 4300 more souls (a little joke if you've seen 'The 4400'). Nor do I have 4300 more things I could say about me... or could I? Actually, I'd probably get to 1000 or so and then really start rambling. So, instead, as appears to be tradition around here, I will give you 100 things that define me, or maybe 100 things that I like. So, here's my list of stuff, broken down into groups of 25, just to be a little different.

Oh, as an aside, I hope to add something a little more meaningful later, now that I appear to have unfettered internet access again.

25 Films

Movies, 3 in particular have been such a big part of my life, so they get to go first.

1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
2. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
5. Almost Famous/Untitled (director's cut)
6. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood version)
7. Dances With Wolves
8. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
9. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Aliens
11. Glory
12. Last of the Mohicans
13. Batman Begins (the best written comic movie ever)
14. We Were Soldiers
15. Spartacus (1960, inaccurate version, lol)
16. The Shootist
17. The Outlaw Josey Wales
18. 2001: A Space Oddyssey
19. Superman
20. The Last Samurai
21. Ben-Hur
22. Field of Dreams
23. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (KHANNNN!!!!)
24. The Lion In Winter (1960's version w/Hepburn and O'Toole)
25. Real Genius

Note: some of these aren't the best ever made, but films that have influenced me as a person and a writer.

25 Books, Fiction

I love books so much, that I had to divide it into 2 categories, fiction and not

1. The Stand by Stephen King
2. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
5. Timeline by Michael Crighton
6. Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
7. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
8. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
9. Robots and Embire by Isaac Asimov
10. Big Planet by Jack Vance
11. The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
12. The Martian Race by Gregory Benford
13. Shogun by James Clavell
14. The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galazy by Douglas Adams
15. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
16. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
17. Days of Infamy by Harry Turtledove
18. Once and Future King by T.H. White
19. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (as the author intended)
20. Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
21. Jurassic Park by Michael Crighton
22. The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
23. Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
24. 3001: Final Oddysey by Arthur C. Clarke
25. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

I know, the trend is toward sci-fi, shocking... surely.

25 Books, Non-Fiction

1. Chronicles by Jean de Froissart
2. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea by Thomas Cahill
3. Inventing the Middle Ages by Norman F. Cantor
4. Holy War by Karen Armstrong
5. Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill
6. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain
7. David and Soloman by Finklestein and Silberman
8. The Conquering Family by Thomas B. Costain
9. In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World it Made by Norman F. Cantor
10. Wilson's Ghost by Robert S. McNamarra
11. We Were Soldiers Once... And Young by Lt. Gen Harold Moore and Joe Galloway
12. Battle Cry of Freedom by James S. Mc Pherson
13. Green Cathedrals by Philip J. Lowry
14. The Battle for God by Karen Armstribg
15. Medieval Lives by Norman F. Cantor
16. Atlas of North American Exploration by Goetzmann and Williams
17. Richard the Lionhearted by John Gilingham
18. The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill
19. 12th Planet by Zechariah Sitchin
20. Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baignet, Leigh, and Lincoln
21. The War of the Roses by Alison Weir
22. In Retrospect by Robert S, McNamarra
23. The Albigenisian Crusades by Joseph Strayer
24. Let the Sea Make a Noise: A History of the North Pacific by Walter A. MacDougall
25. The Crecy War by Alfred H. Burnes

Again, consistent with my interests, but a wide selection I think within my interests

25 Things

Random things, sports, shows and other errata that influence me to some extent.

1. Writing
2. Football, American
3. Baseball
4. Action Figures
5. Role Playing Games
6. Babylon 5
7. Star Trek
8. Fencing
9. Football/Soccer
10. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me (Billy Joel)
11. Sports Games (video)
12. Johnny Cash
13. Southwest Australia
14. The rest of Australia
15. Battlestar Galactica
16. Strategy Games
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. Basketball
19. Ice Hockey
20. Roller Coasters and Theme Parks
21. Comic Books
22. Muppets
23. Tex-Mex
24. Popcorn
25. Giant, Chainsaw powered Plasma Cannons (who wouldn't want one of those?

Well, that covers most of it. The rest, as always, is in the words.


SlimGoodGuy 38M

8/14/2006 11:09 am

You really need to see the Clerks 2 take on Star Wars vs LOTR fans.

intierzha 43M

8/14/2006 3:28 pm

I have and it is quite funny... I enjoyed them both, and find that most SW fans I know liked the LOTR movies and vice versa. Now, their discussion on which is better... that's more about taste. Blasters and lightsabers vs. swords and magic... give me a lightsaber any day


FunFlirty4u 46F

8/14/2006 5:26 pm

Hmmm, I may have seen a couple of those movies. The only books I have time to read these days are text books lol.

I see you specified American football too eh!

intierzha 43M

8/14/2006 6:44 pm

A lot of those non-fiction books are effectively text books, albeit easier reads. More than a couple I've had assigned for classes

Well, I don't get much Canadian football down here (though a few years back, they tried expanding into the States), and it was mostly to differentiate for the rest of the world.


BaronessK 52F

8/15/2006 1:09 am

Nerdy geeks...get me every time! *sigh* *)

intierzha 43M

8/15/2006 9:25 am

Thanks, we do try. Thought I would do something a little different for my 100th post.


2375 posts
8/15/2006 10:13 am

It's funny how many of my faves were on your lists! The biggest things that WEREN'T were the Star Wars things. I've never seen any of the movies! Growing up religiously, I wasn't allowed to go to the theater. We bought our son the original 3 when they came out as a set, but still never got the chance to watch them. Several of your fave books will have to be checked out (I'm a reader!) Good post!

intierzha 43M

8/15/2006 8:51 pm

Well, now you can see them in order with the other trilogy, such as it is (don't get me wrong, I enjoyed them, they just arent near as influential). I know how you feel about reading... I just finished my recent list, and working on several more. Luckily, I live within 5 miles of 6 different libraries including a university library, so I can usually find some great books.


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