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"Ten Things" meme
ipequey tagged me with this a few days ago, and I have only now gotten a chance to respond to it. So...I will give it a go, under an LJ-cut to save space.

Rules: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names. No tagbacks.

Before the cut, and my deepest, darkest secrets (yeah, right), here are the folks I am tagging. We'll share. We'll share pain! o(:o)

To be honest, I am not really the kind of guy to keep that many secrets; I tend to be more or less an open book. Heh. Sometimes to the slight discomfort of others. But I digress. Here's the list, in no certain order:

1. My numismatic geekery knows no bounds. I have been known to study a coin's design--on just one coin, mind you--for half an hour at a time. Maybe I was a raccoon in a previous life. Shineys!

2. I am an incurable chocoholic. I am absolutely mental for the stuff--and I am not all too particular about it, either. Some will only accept high-end stuff like Godiva; not me. I'm just as likely to go to town over a bag of M&Ms. I'll even eat those nasty Palmer's chocolate coins, in a pinch.

3. I have a fantasy about being...well, you know...intimate with someone in fursuit. I know, I know; I'm a perv. But the thought of fur against flesh...*melts*

4. One of the fetishes I also have that goes hand-in-hand with my macrophilia is that of inflatable furs. Something about watching a balloon fur inflate to titanic size just really pushes my buttons. Exploring their expanding bodies while bouncing on that tight latex surface...murr. But no popping! That would squick me.

5. If Disney's Robin Hood were real, I would drag his hot foxy ass away from that bitch Marian and make him rightfully mine. This is how things should rightly be: http://cashew.macrophile.com/art/robinlou.jpg o(:o)

6. I didn't think this was a secret, but so many folks don't seem to know this: Cashew Lou the character is Canadian, but his player is not. I, personally, was born and raised in the deepest, darkest wilds of central Iowa, USA. Sorry to disappoint, but as a consolation, I am a Canuckophile; I love everything Canadian.

7. Cashew Lou's name is no more than wordplay, making fun of one of my least favorite authors, H.P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu. Cashewlou. That's all. And, no, Lou isn't designed to look like Loopy de Loop, the French cartoon wolf; that was just a coincidence. Lou is meant to be more a lupine version of Doug McKenzie, as played by the brilliant (not the burger guru) Dave Thomas. Coo loo coo coo coo coo coo coo!

8. When it comes to literature, pretty much everyone who knows me well knows I love John Steinbeck and John Irving. But I also enjoy digging into Stephen King now and again--at least his better stuff. None of that Tommyknockers or Firestarter shit for me. I guess King is my literary equivalent of a big ol' bag of M&Ms.

9. Personal literary fact #2: I can't get through Shakespeare and I despise Dickens. The Bard I respect, and his stories are strong and well-written, but I just can't read something that is supposed to have plot and move along when I have to refer to ten or twenty footnotes on each page explaining to me what I have just read. Maybe someday I will either be smart enough to read his work on my own or will find a modern and accurate translation to read. Dickens? Feh. He wrote good 200-page stories in 800 pages. I like to think J.K. Rowling is what Dickens would have been, had he been a real writer. My sister the English teacher put it best, "Reading Dickens is the literary equivalent of wading through hip-deep mud."

10. I am not proud of this one, but I hate to drive. Heaven knows what set of environmental factors embedded this in my psyche in my life, but I just absolutely dread getting behind the wheel, every single time. The most mundane, everyday drive is a white-knuckle event for me.

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You'll have to take a number on Robin Hood ;)

Yes, but I have the picture as proof! o(:o)

The Bard I respect, and his stories are strong and well-written, but I just can't read something that is supposed to have plot and move along when I have to refer to ten or twenty footnotes on each page explaining to me what I have just read.

You aren't alone there. His little word plays and literary paintings are well done, but not terribly interesting, and a little self mastibitory. You take away all that crap and it's a good story, but nothing mind boggling. Yeah, ok that guy killed that guy and now wants revenge on that guy but instead this other thing.. and it just goes on and on.

Anyway, thanks for letting me rant a bit ;)

Nice List :D

#4) That's so crazy! ;) Who would ever like a thing like that ;) *giggles*
#5) You can have Robin Hood as long as I can have Don Karnage :3
#6) Love everything Canadian...even Poutine (spelling?)?

You can have Karnage. He's sexy, but that accent would make me crazy. Robin's accent, on the other hand, makes me melt. o(:o)

And actually, poutine isn't bad!

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