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The time comes around each year when we're expected to pay inordinate amounts of attention to the family members we try SO HARD to ignore all the rest of the year. This extra affection is purchased from us by a pile of presents.

So, show us the loot. Post pics of your holiday take, or (for the technologically-challenged among us) write a brief description.

Here's the grand total for me:

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If you're nosy, I have detail-pics here, here, here, and here.


Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:23 pm
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Here's most of my swag:

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Them CDs are (from left to right) Opeth's "Orchid", Esoteric's "Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum" and Carcass' "Heartwork".

The Would You Rather calendar is great; I can't wait for 2007 to start (ooh, half an hour away). Each day gives you a horrible decision to make. There's a good one on the back of the box: "Would you rather: Watch a porno movie with your parents -OR- watch a porno movie starring your parents?"

Edit: Forgot to mention I also got enough vouchers to buy a ridiculously big computer book. Huzzah!


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Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:32 pm
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Here's my haul

Due to size, and not bothering to fix it, it's a link, instead of an image.

Better images are here and here.

Not pictured are some chocolates, a €50 note and €60 worth of gift vouchers.


Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:18 am
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You got a book on Latin Grammar?
Explain, please?


Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:49 am
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Since I studied latin for the JC, my aunt decided I needed a book on Latin.

The Lifelines book was because I got an A2 in the LC in English.

Whoo.

The Asimov and Fforde books were the first ones I read. They were good.

Not looking forward to those others, though...

And, in case you were wondering, the leather thing is an mp3 player case for your belt. The black thing is a Western Digital 250 GB MyBook external hard-drive. And the thing on the right of it is Led Zeppelin's Houses Of The Holy.


Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:52 am
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I'll give the Constantinople book a good home.

If you seriously wanna offload them, though, go to Chapters (Soon to be on Parnell St.) You'll get a few bob there, or vouchers for nicer books. It's one of my favourite places in the world.


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That'll be nice.

I'll try read them, though. Like Ivanhoe, Tale of Two Cities, Les Mis and... some other book.

Chapters, eh? We have nearly thirty books we aren't too attached to.

Including the neverending flood of religious books.


Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:17 am
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Cali wrote:
Post pics of your holiday take, or (for the technologically-challenged among us) write a brief description.


That's me! You're talking about me!

I received the following:

CDs:

Burzum - Filosofem (Rundgang um die transzendentale S


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I thought I recognized that MyBook HD. Those things are sexy-cute, and I was this close to getting one. I might still get one, one day.

Munky: I've NEVER done as well as I did this Christmas, and I never expect to again. I really dislike the holiday season. I wish, in Western culture, we focused more on each-others' birthdays if we're gonna be expected to buy stuff for everyone we know, so it doesn't all happen at once. For me, it's the holiday music that gets to me. I hate it SO badly (some of the older, Celtic-inspired tunes still appeal--in moderation).

One of the things that kept me cheerful THIS year was a song NeoBokrug linked in chat--here. And this one, which I just loved. I <3 Lovecraft, and I'm very forgiving of cheesiness in his memory (he wrote PULP horror, after all!).

(P. S. - Mike Oldfield is great stuff.)


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Yeah, I pretty much agree about the music, except that I'm not really able to stand any of it, even in non-fatal doses. I like exactly one Christmas song, which is A Fairytale of New York. I think that might almost only be for the line "You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot" anyway. I especially detest the recent ones which simply don't seen to be trying. The music is always the same and has those irritating bell/chime things to make it sound seasonal. It's clearly marketed for the weak of thought who will buy anything once it seems vaguely appropriate.

And yes, <3 Mike Oldfield. I really can't see him ever topping Tubular Bells or Ommadawn, though.


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Caligo: The song is from here.

Myself and some friends were planning to go Solstice Carolling on Grafton Street. Needless to say, it didn't happen.

Munky: Robin Hobb any good? I just got myself some Sennheiser headphones and Raymond E. Feist's Magician.


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This and this were my haul. A repost from the other spot, for completion's sake.


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sunder, that Cyberpunk Anthology looks really nice. What are the mechs in the background?


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Those are die-cast series transformers, optimus in his pre-earth form, and megatron from the WW2 GI Joe/Transformers crossover.


Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:17 pm
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Thus far this is it. I have friends to meet tomorrow, but I told Cali I'd post today, so here you go. I'll edit when I have everything gathered around me.

Does anyone else think that those who love me want me to be warmer and well protected?


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Detail here.

As an added bonus, here be an atrocious letter to Santa my little sister wrote at school.


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