June 26th, 2011

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Я мечтала о настоящей кукле Барби. А мама всегда пыталась экономить и покупала мне только жалкие подделки, у которых ноги не гнулись, и вообще они были не такие приятные на ощупь. Как здорово, что у меня дочка, и я могу теперь всегда сказать, что это я дочке очередную Барби несу из магазина)))

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

такие штуки чтобы мять их...у них как бы резиновая кожа...и внутри порошок)))
они быстро лопались))игрушка-однодневка))
но  покупали все таки!!!)
но неохотно)
я вспоминаю такие игрушки и купила б целый ящик))
когда даже нервничашь их классно мять)
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Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


Игрушечный поезд и железную дорогу. А еще радиоуправляемый самолет. Сейчас по дороге на работу каждый раз прохожу мимо магазина с радиоуправляемыми моделями. Каждый раз, глядя на самолет в витрине чуть ли не шею сворачиваю =))))

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

Несмотря на то, что детство мое было не таким уж радужным и безоблачным, с игрушками проблем не возникало - покупали мне все, что я хотела, и даже заграничных кукол. Но вот когда я лет в 11-12 страстно возжелала мопед и барабаную установку, родители сказали категоричное "нет". И были неприклонны. В отместку я притащила с помойки домой картонные короба и дубасила по ним палками часами. Мама стоически терпела. Соседи, как ни странно, тоже не жаловались на шум. Вскоре мне барабанить надоело. А вот от мечты иметь мопед пришлось отказаться. Когда я выросла, купила себе машину. И очень благодарна, что родители мне не купили мопед, предотвратив тем самым возможные печальные, а может, даже и трагические последствия эксплуатации сего транспортного средства.
Обладать ударной установкой я уже давно не хочу. Сейчас совсем другие приоритеты и потребности. И просить их удовлетворить никого не надо, разве что саму себя)))))
books

Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

Vampire. As long as I can control my thirst for blood I would love being a vampire. Or a werewolf. Or a faerie. Or anything not human. I have loved the supernatural longer than books, and I've ALWAYS loved books. To be part of that world would be a  dream come true.

But just knowing for certain whether or not that world exists would be amazing so I wouldn't mind being a hunter as long as vampires were blood-thirsty beasts.

And this goes for all three of us.

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

When I was young, my parents were struggling. So, they hardly bought toys or even story books. Odd but I never yearn for anything. The so called toys are mostly crudely home made by me and my brothers. Now, I yearn to own a dolfie but I highly doubt I will invest in one because I won't be contented merely having a single set. And yes, I can afford it with my own money now but I rather be more prudent in my spending.

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Пианино. Просила, умоляла. но они не купили. И стала я учителем русского языка и литературы. Я ., может ., не права, но думаю, что родители должны покупать все, что ребенок попросит.
Мой сын попросил   в 4 года гитару. Я не поняла  и не купила, а он все равно  занялся компьютерной музыкой, хотя выучился  по нашей протекции на юриста. 
Ах, как бы я хотела играть на пианино!  Люди, слушайте своих детей.
компас

Вопрос дня: Без чего вы не можете обойтись

If you had to go an entire week without TV, music, or your mobile phone, which would you choose, and why?

Это практически вся такая моя жизнь, ничего шокирующего и смертельного. Люди тысячелетиями так жили и я сам так живу. Занятий миллион. Высвобождается уйму времени для настоящей жизни, а не виртуального старческого маразматика в молодом возрасте. поэтому - жить :)
bitch, please

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What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


I always wanted a Mister Frosty - you know, the plastic snowman dude where you put ice into his hat and turned a handle and it came out of his tummy as crushed slush and then you added flavoured syrups to make Slush Puppies?

My parents refushed to buy it for me two birthdays and Christmases in a row, and when they finally relented, what did I get? A fucking Chad Valley penguin knockoff. It broke after two goes, the cheap piece of shit! My brother and I tortured that fucking penguin - it was the villian in every game we played, we burned it with matches, left it outside in the rain, threw it from windows and the treehouse in "kamikaze" attacks on our Ponies and Sylvanian Families - it was a total target for our socio-economic rage at being too poor to get a proper fucking Mister Frosty!

Fuck you, Chad Valley Penguin. I hope you're still suffering for the pain you caused us!

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


Огромный конструктор Лего! У меня было очень много их, но я мечтал лишь об одном.
Сейчас неактуально - больше интересуют машины, а не Лего.

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Not really...  When I was growing up, my sister & I got everything that was on our Christmas list and so did my Daughter...  Back in those days, I never wanted for anything!

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

ВСЕГДА хотел большую машинку на пульте управления и самолёт... машинки у меня были, но не большие... и ездили они как то не быстро... а вот самолёт хотел и сейчас хочу)))

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Одна игрушка которую я хотел была пластмассовым пистолетом, хотя хотелось металический, но он стоил вдвое дороже копеек 40! Я с матери таки заполучил пистолетик сняв технологию с рассказа Н.Носова: Мамочка купи мне пистолетик! Еще хотел железную дорогу но не очень. Сейчас о пистолете подумываю иной раз. А ж/д не очень.

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

A BB pellet-gun. I bought two when I was 21 in an act of rebelliance. An HK Glock USP, and a Franchi SPAS 12. They make great pieces of art from fat moths and bluebottles. Oh, and they hurt people in an irritable sort of way.
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Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


У меня таких игрушек было две.
Первая - это бегемотик, который сидит в цилиндре, наполненном водой. Если нажимать на кнопку, у него открывается рот и он ловит ртом шарики.
Вторая - это экран, на котором можно писать или рисовать, а потом стереть это и писать или рисовать заново.

Почему родители мне это не покупали, я не помню.

Но как-то я решила, что мечты должны сбываться. У меня были какие-то деньги и я пошла за бегемотом. Лет мне было тогда 13-14. Найти бегемота был целый процесс. Помню, как мы с подружкой ездили по разным магазинам и пытались объяснить продавцам, что нам нужно.

Но мы нашли его! В центральном детском мире. Стоил он какие-то сущие копейки. Но это было не главное. Главное было, что он был моей мечтой. Я открыла его, понажимала кнопку.... И поняла, что я ничего не чувствую. Я отдала его какому-то знакомому ребенку, он был счастлив.

Так я очень рано поняла, что не каждая мечта должна сбываться. Некоторые мечты должны оставаться мечтами.

Наученная горьким опытом, я не стала покупать себе еще и экран.

Когда дочь подросла, у нее было их даже несколько. Я наигралась вволю.

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

I really, really, really wanted one of those 'Barbiemobile' battery cars that could go 1 mph. Gah! I still want one of those, come to think of it. Though I'd like it in a silver ford mustang convertible instead of a Barbiemobile. Of course-- the closer to the real deal, the better!
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?


I thought about this for a bit, and I've realized I don't have an answer. If you're a vampire you have to sit and watch your friends and family die. If you're a hunter, you have no friends or family. Both sides would be terrible! And what happens if you fall in love with the hunter/vampire? If you're a hunter you'd have to become something you hate. If you're a vampire, you have to watch your love die. TERRIBLE I TELL YOU!

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

У нас рядом с домом был большой магазин игрушек, на витрине стояла большая кукла, наверное с меня ростом )) Вот мне очень сильно хотелось эту куклу, но разумеется мне ее не купили потому что по видимому она стояло ну ооочень дорого, сейчас уже у меня нет такого страстного желания обладать этой милахой )))

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?
My parents refused to get me some type of doll... Like a porcelain one or something. I WILL NOT get one now because, quite frankly, dolls scare the HELL outta me. Creepy little monsters.
Блэр в красном

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Кукла Барби. Их просто не было, потом на них не было денег, но в конце концов мне ее все-таки купили. Сидит вот на полке до сих пор. Кстати, такая кукла в Москве мне ни разу больше не попалась. Настоящая американская Барби.

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

I know EXACTLY the one. That ever-coveted, crappy, plastic Hamtaro playhouse. I saw the commercial and it haunted me.

I grew up want want wanting it, though my parents could never find it, especially after the initial anime boom of the 90s died down.

I remember I had an elaborate dream of getting kidnapped by an elderly couple who would raise me because they had no children, but I would just trick them into buying it for me and then run away... does that make me evil?
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Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

хорошо запомнилась эпопея с ё-ё. Тогда мне очень его хотелось, но родители не покупали. Однако в последствии я все же приобрел эту вещь, хотя совсем не такую как мне хотелось изначально :).

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Это был Тамагочи. Пролив несколько литров слез в течение лет 3, мне его купили. Он был зеленого цвета с желтыми кнопками. Я поиграла в него 1 день, а потом какая-то девочка попросила подарить ей его. Я подарила, потому что тогда я еще не умела отказывать. И, да, я все еще подумываю купить его.
Bruise

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

I really wanted a Furby. ..And so they bought one for Michael for his fucking birthday and I was SO pissed because he never even wanted one. He got bored of it after about three days and took all the screws out and just opened it up and completely took the whole thing apart, right in front of me.

Dick.

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

ой, помню, в детстве безумно хотела машинку) такую красную из пластика с черным рулем, на ней можно было ездить, как большая)))  но что-то хотеть я её начала уже в таком возрасте...лет в 5-6 что я в неё уже не помещалась, так что просить у родителей было бесполезно))  так что выросла и купила себе уже по размеру)))

Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

Tough choice to actually choose between the two. If I chose both each one would have a different senario. If I was The vampire hunter I would most likey fall in love with my prey, and choose not to kill him. I would love him for who and what he is. Other senario if I was the vampire I would most likely be the most feared, due to how I am always hungry as a human, so I can imagine me having much more hunger for blood since it is not as filling as food. I would have a huge bounty on my body.
You'll think of me

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

I was a pretty easy kid to buy for, give me a book of paper dolls and I was good for days until they started to fall apart.  But, the one thing I wanted and never got was one of those battery operated four ride on cars.  My sister and I wanted one for years, but my parents never got us one.  My guess is they knew that there would always be fighting if they bought us one to share and they were too expensive to buy us each one.  I told my sister once Mason is old enough, I am so getting him one!  He's gotta have one, so we can live vicariously through him. lol

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


Always wanted an air rifle...but my folks were against it from the off.. Soon as i was 18 i joined the TA (National Guard to my American readers) and got to play with real guns...then joined the regulars in my early 20's an have been messing with guns ever since...
tilocaricatura

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

El Psicoanalista, by John Katzenbach.
Yeah, I don't know the name in english... The Psychoanalist? LOL idk. Anyway, it's really a good one, I love the topic of the book. And how this guy tell the story. I really love Rumplestiltskin and Virgil. Most of all. You told me you have that book! Read it, baka! xD!
tilocaricatura

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

El Psicoanalista, by John Katzenbach.
Yeah, I don't know the name in english... The Psychoanalist? LOL idk. Anyway, it's really a good one, I love the topic of the book. And how this guy tell the story. I really love Rumplestiltskin and Virgil. Most of all.
Katzenbach writes so damn good o.o
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Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?
Um, none. If you've ever wondered what the hell is wrong with me, pick from: Baby Boom vintage upper middle class White Anglo-Saxon Protestant suburban-American Princess, raised in Northern California by a member of the Greatest Generation and the Sandwich Generation, both Fortune 500 middle managers and hell-bent on giving their baby girl the Very Best of Everything. So essentially, no whim (nor need) went unmet and I am the first of several generations of my family to grow into a (slightly) lower standard of living than I grew up with, and that's only because I declined to wed or to learn to stop spending money like a drunken sailor at 11:45 on a Cinderella pass prior to age 40.

Plus, there was no such thing as an Android tablet computer back then.
one-piece

Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

To answer this question, I have to consider and be truthful to myself about my own abilities.  For example, I cannot run for even five minutes without running out of breath.  It's quite pathetic to see someone gasping for air as quickly as I do after beginning a sprint.  Another point is my lack of muscle.  In fact, I cannot stress how much I lack strength or muscle.  Oh, and the last point would be my heart clenching fear of dark places.  Turn off the light to my room, I turn stiff as a board before trying to get under the covers as quick as I can.  

In a more optimistic light, how amazing would it be to be a superhuman, really? Knowing that those around you cannot defeat you in a one on one or that their thoughts are bared open for your dissection, it's an overpowering feeling.  However, it also sounds quite lonely.  There are more humans than vampires, after all, and the ones who are deemed damned are not the humans, though that idea could be argued as biased. Therefore, if in a life or death moment which depends on my decision, I would pick to be a vampire. 

-Jabberjay

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

When I was little I wanted to own a zoid toy, it's like the transformers of our time. LOL. They never gave it to me, because first, I'm a girl and zoids are for boys, second, I'm a destroyer, if you know what I mean ;). I cried for it and snubbed my dad for 2 days but they really won't budge. HAHA.
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Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


You know, I could not even tell you....my parents gave all of my toys away to my cousins when they were kids. I was so mad at them at first. But then I realized....life moves on and since my parents don't have an unlimited space in their house this is a good thing.
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?


Fuckin' duh! A vampire of course!

But I wouldn't want to be just any old vampire, I'd wanna be pretty much an Anne Rice vampire but able to have sex (I really hate that she made her vamps unable to do such).

By that criteria, I would have the advantages of beauty (I mean, it takes what you already look like an polishes it up), super strength, immortality, flight, mind reading, and just all around awesomeness. Plus that kind of vamp is better than a Buffy style vamp because they aren't easy to kill, they are actually fucking strong (unlike the vamps on that show- they are pretty wimpy), and they aren't evil (for the most part).

I love vampires, so a vampire hunter is completely out of the question.
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

I have put way too much thought into this for the fact that it is 3:30 in the morning...I want to say a vampire, but only if its the cool Anne Rice vampires. If its the lame-fucktard idiot twilight vamps, then no way in HELL! And also, if its the Blade vamps, still no way. Blade takes those suckers out way too easy, ha ha!
SO, recap.
If I chose to be a vampire, it would have to be Anne Rice-badass-incredibly strong-damn near invincible kind of vampires.
Though I wouldn't mind being a vampire hunter if I could be as kickass as Blade and the fellas he hunts with. I mean, seriously, those guys have skills and all the coolest gear.
read or die
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Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


There was never really a "thing" that I was refused (though I had to wait for some of them), but I think in retrospect that might have been because what I wanted was almost always a book or a record.


What I *did* want and never got was a pony.

My family told me it was out of their reach, and I would have to save up the money myself. The magic number I was told was $100. (That may seem ridiculously low to you now, but to a 5 year old in 1959 it was astronomical)

It took me several years, but I did manage to do it. (Money I received as first communion gifts put me over the top.) At that point, I was told I would have to save up for stabling and food before I could buy a pony. No number was forthcoming.

Because I this, I have never had faith in any sort of contract what-so-ever.
Bruise

Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

Vampire hunter. I wouldn't want to live forever. It's all I can manage just to get through one DAY, let alone ten thousand years. Plus, I'm the type of person who - well, I'm basically the total opposite of a sociopath; instead of not being able to empathize with the pain of others, I over-empathize, so I very much doubt I'd ever be able to kill a person or an animal just to drink its blood. Plus, you know. Then I'd finally be able to rid the world of Stephanie Meyer Edward Cullen.
Badass Waistcoat

Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?


Huh, that's a pickle. Assuming that as a vampire I'm one of the kind of hot Underworld-style vampires rather than the bestial 30 Days of Night vampires, that could be kinda fun. Though I would miss all the daylight things. I've been on night shift before for two whole years, so I've had a taste of a nocturnal existance. Though I'd have plenty of time to write, I wouldn't be able to garden, go to the Farmer's Market, or go shopping at most places. But alternatively there would be other vampires around to hang with, and I'd be super fast or strong or have really keen senses, depending on what version of vampire I was.

On the other hand, as a vampire hunter, I'd either be keeping the same hours as a vampire, or doing all my hunting during the day. Or both, really messing up my circadean rhythm. And while I'd have the job satisfaction of ridding the world of evil undead, I would also be putting my family and friends in jeopardy constantly. I mean, who wants the stress of having to not only fight against vampires but have to constantly worry that your loved ones are going to end up in the crossfire? That would not be cool.

In short, I think I'd be a vampire. Mostly because I'm kind of a lazy ass, and having to haul around weapons all the time would be exhausting.

Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Barbie dolls. My parents bought me the dolls when I didn't asked for it XD; or sometimes they just suddenly buy me stuff for the dolls. I've been wanting the Barbie doll that was made based on Malay lady and the Kebaya songket one. I'm pretty sure they are no longer available )= which is sad and back then, my cousin had one but she didn't take care of her doll. T.T I might buy Barbie again but for now, I'll just play with my sister's.
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?
I would rather be a vampire. I'm not the type of person that can easily hunt people, I'm too considerate and definitely to compassionate. A Vampire hunter would definitely be an occupation I would fail at... Epically. I would rather be someone, or in this case, something living my own life as I am. I want to live as a vampire and live and love... Yeah. :)

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Машинку. "Автомобильчик", которым можно было бы управлять пультом и думать, что ты лучший автопилот Вселенной.
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Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?
Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?
I would say Kindred, by Octavia Butler. The book is just so... Interesting. The way it is structured, the ways the characters are developed, the concepts brought up in this book... it's just so mind-boggling. I love this book!!! I read it back in ninth grade and almost four years later I still reread this freshmen book because it is so good.
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

A vampire hunter.  The idea of immortality is nice in an abstract sense, but when faced with the reality of it, it's not something I'd fancy for myself.  Watching those I love grow old and die while the human race as a whole marches on to a future I was never meant to see.  And the thought of never walking in the sunlight, of having to depend on blood for survival, is revolting to me.  But the thought of be a vampire slayer is fairly heroic, isn't it?  Saving people from what they're not aware of, knowing about an entirely different part of the world, and being able to go to sleep at night knowing my existence has saved lives.  Yes, definitely a vampire hunter.
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Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Синий мохнатый барсук как у подружки. Родители хотели купить, но всех барсуков раскупили, а я стала несчастной обладательницей коричневой обезьяны))).
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Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Oddly I was a quiet kid and never experienced a short tantrum over any toy or things that were on display in the stores.
I remember always asking for cold ice cubes, I think that was what I'd obsessed over as a child. . .
I look at kids today who would shake their parents or even destroy things until they get a certain toy they want only to outgrow out of that phase and perhaps never play with that toy again. It's sad that parents do not always need give into buying such things and it could cause the child to grow up expecting they could have anything.

Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

Vampire hunter definitely!! I don't want to live forever and hunters/slayers have the coolest clothes and travel all the time and know the best places to get weapons. The biggest advantage, of course, is you would probably know DEAN AND SAM WINCHESTER AND BOBBY(don't forget Bobby, he's very important).

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

оо!! я например отлично помню как я хотела барабан, но! увы! представляю как мои родители боялись этого, ведь получи я эту вещицу, я б стала активно ею пользоваться)))) и все мозги бы им забарабанила!!))) а сейчас у меня есть барабан, такой замечательный там-там, мой МЧ подарил мне его, когда узнал мою сокровенную мечту детства....
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Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Очень-очень хотела куклу "ходячую" и говорящую. Но чтобы и то, и другое вместе - не получалось никак. Родители чудом разобыли какую-то крутую немецкую куклу, у которой в животе был магнитофончик. А еще к ней прилагались две пластиночки. На красной, кажется, был записан плач и смех, а на желтой, какие-то простейшие немецкие слова. Была еще "ходячая" кукла. Не советская "спотыкашка", которую надо было за ручку водить, а тоже заграничная,  "самоходная", на батарейках.
...На самом деле мне очень-очень хотелось младшего брата или сестренку, но такого счастья родители мне так и не подарили:(

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Железную дорогу. Офигенную такую, знаешь, по 10 рублей за тепловозик продавалась. А электровозики были с пантографами. и металлические такие, тяжеленькие. А рельсы вообще заглядение. Чтобы купить такой комплект, наверное, нужна была не одна средняя зарплата.

Не, не подумываю, разонравилосьи времени на это жалко.

Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

I would rather be a vampire, they get to be out at night girls dig them even though they end up getting their blood drained by them.  What's not to like about being a vamp?  I mean besides the hunters looking for you, you get to live forever, superpowers and all that other good stuff.  I mean I never really had the taste for blood but I'm I could grow into something of that nature.
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Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?

I had thought this answer through in my head, but then not had time to write it with interruptions from work and then the boy at the weekend, so here goes.   In a way its nice because after a few days my answer hasn't changed and I still stand by this being a "political" figure as I can't think of many people that have had a positive and negative influence on the political landscape in our history.

If I could go back and ask anyone something... the question would be "is this how you meant for it to turn out, is this how you wanted to be remembered, is this what you wanted?".   The person in question would be Jesus.   When I read this question the first thing I could think of was half-remembered bits of the song "Jesus Christ Superstar".  That questioning of was this how you meant it to unfold?   Of do you think you are who they say you are.   That led onto a discussion I've had several times over the last 30 years, if Jesus walked into the modern church (in its many forms) what would he say?   Would he be pleased, or would he go, but why did you do that.... I never told you to?     The church in its many forms has wielded so much power in the name of Jesus, from the Catholic church with it's views on the Pope and his doctrines.  Through the crusades and the horrors done in his name.  Through the early corrupt creation of the Anglican church and the dissolution of the monastries.   To modern day sectarian violence and terrorism.  Extremism.  American politics and so much done in 'his name'.

I would want to ask the person, is that what you wanted or did people not listen when you turned over the tables, when you quietly listened and healed, when you suffered. Did we go wrong?  I suspect I know the answer, but I wouldn't presume to say it.

Some people might argue about my choice of him as a political figure but, he swept into the politics of that region and turned them on their head, that doesn't take away from whatever else he may or may not have been. 
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?


Vampire hunter of course. I never identified with vampires. Vampires are after all, akin to zombies, although unlike zombies (though depending upon your genre, mythos, culture et cetera), retain their faculties and of course have supernatural ones at their disposal as well (again, depending upon your genre, mythos, culture et cetera). As a result, whether grotesque and humanoid Nosferatu or glitter-covered Edward Cullen, the undead are the undead and whether by fire, beheading, stake or by ultraviolet infused silver nitrate bullet, I will ensure that they are fully dead.

So, who would like to be a member of my Scooby Gang? You get better arsenal and will not have to lug huge tomes of archaic lore and sorcery around... Oh, and everyone gets battle armor. And cake.

Writer's Block: Vehicles, too!

If you could turn into a automobile of any kind, what would you choose, and why?

I am not really a car type person, so I guess something practical, useful, low-key and not in your face, that did it's job and didn't scream out "notice me".  That quietly got on with things without complaining or breaking down or annoying you, but was just there when you needed it and was comfortable and welcoming and didn't get in the way but was just versatile and useful.

Hmmm, maybe I am turning into my Jazz.
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?


This depends. If we're using the idea of a creature that has to murder people to survive, or make them vampires against their will to survive, that's a point against being a vampire. If I could survive by drinking an artificial blood or with help from a blood bank, that wouldn't be so bad, but the idea of drinking blood is unappealing to me. This seems to me to be a choice between, do I want to be similar to a serial killer, or do I want to kill serial killers? In Bram Stoker's Dracula, the titular character did not die by sunlight but his powers were weakened, so I'm not sure what my experience would be like. I mean, I don't know by what ruleset we're playing.

I wonder if there's a tale that's been told about a vampire hunter who, rather than killing vampires while they sleep in their coffins, photographs them and posts them to the Internet. This would seem like something that would simultaneously annoy the vampires and the community. You know, photographing rather than doing anything to stop the terror.

Here's the master vampire Mr. Barlow from the adaption of Salems' Lot in the '70s.

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

так хотелось ежика, мне было пять лет и конечно мне его подарили,но дней пять я его хотел, а родители ждали праздника))) теперь коllекцианирую жирафов)))

Вопрос дня: Реинкарнация

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Вариантов, которые порадуют, оказалось не так уж и мало:

1. дельфин.
2. горный орёл :-)))
3. собака.
4. кошка.
5. волк.
6. тигр, лев, леопард, ягуар, гепард...
7. кит.
friends, care, love
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Writer's Block: Toy box travesties

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?


To be honest, I always wanted a set of the Voltron robots. I remember seeing those in a toy store when I was a kid. I see multiple versions in hobby shops nowadays, with prices ranging from 5k-12k. Yeah, I still think about it.

When I was working, I'd get a Gundam kit every payday for myself. There's something therapeutic about working on a kit and displaying it. They also looked great.

Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Не совсем в детстве, но все же лет с 17 мечтаю о PSP. Но  к сожалению пока не могу себе позволить.
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Вопрос дня: Игрушка мечты

What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?

Мне интересен был, конечно, какой-то сверхдорогой робот и т.д., но я совсем не был уверен, что это мне не наскучило бы почти сразу. Мне конструкторы нравились, а их мне покупали. Отец хорошо зарабатывал.
А вот чего мне было бы полезно, так это отвести меня на экскурсию на завод, чтобы я увидел как какую деталь можно сделать и понабрал бракованных железячек.
Ну и книг мне не хватало по некоторым дисциплинам - о творчестве, географии, истории, биологии.
Но т.к. жил в семье блокадников, то о своих интересах было не принято говорить, даже если есть деньги, и если интерес полезный.
Я и ходил-то в обносках. Зато в доме был культ еды.