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Snowflake challenge, days 2 and 8 
10th-Jan-2017 07:36 pm
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Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I can remember that my younger self found the climactic battle scene of Don't Lose Your Head wince-making, because of a firm belief that historical treasures ought not to be destroyed, even if they were fictional historical treasures and even if the person being deprived of them didn't have any right to them. I think I've got over it now, to the extent that I find Armstrong and Miller's Enlightenment sketches amusing.

Day 8

In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

OK, let's see...

  1. Under the right conditions, I can perpetrate verse. For this day, I think something like
    We're told to blow our trumpets,
    As hard as they can be blowed,
    But the one who makes the loudest sound
    Is uproarious Mr Toad!
    would be appropriate. (And now, if I remember rightly, I have to go to prison for singing conceited songs about myself. Two years for each verse).
  2. I have a capacious memory and occasionally it even retains useful information, however unlikely the source. For example, I was able to explain why my brother's then-girlfriend's pineapple jelly hadn't set, on account of remembering this strip (and the one it links to).
  3. I've still got all my own teeth.

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Comments 
11th-Jan-2017 01:21 pm (UTC)
Your ability to rhyme etc. is always indeed very impressive!

I'm amused at you being traumatised by Don't Lose Your Head, though.
11th-Jan-2017 11:13 pm (UTC)
For what do we live, but to make sport of our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
11th-Jan-2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
Having all your teeth is something to be happy about!

Verse writing is handy too.
11th-Jan-2017 11:15 pm (UTC)
Since I wrote that I remembered I've had one wisdom tooth out, but they're more optional extras.
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