Tuesday, September 18, 2007

No one knows how the Wheel turns

The Wheel of Time turns as Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, a man died of a horrible disease. His death was not the end. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time, but it was AN end.

Robert Jordan has died, aged 58.

I found out today and it made me very sad. Another one of my favourite authors to die. I cried the day I found out that Douglas Adams had died, and I have tears in my eyes writing this. No, I didn't know RJ either. I'm crying because I admired him, he wrote a fantastic fantasy series, and he's left a loving wife behind - Harriet - and I feel for her. It's a great loss to lose a partner like that, but it's also a loss to the world of fantasy literature.

To Harriet - may the Light shine upon you and give you strength. You're in all of our thoughts.

To RJ - May the Mother's last embrace welcome you home and I'm glad you can finally rest and not be in pain anymore. Thank you for writing the best fantasy series ever. R.I.P.

:'(

Sunday, September 09, 2007

An old email

This dates back to 23 February 2004 and is from an email to Whale's Passage, suggesting we put these kind of questionnares about ourselves on the site (the questions are from the talkSPORT site):

YOUR TEAM:
talkSPORT Allstars.

WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS PERSON?
Steve Irwin.

FAVOURITE GROUND:
Green Park.

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER ONE ALL TIME SPORTING MOMENT?
Listening to England lose in the World Championships in 1998 on Talk Radio. Or something. I dunno, I'm not really into sports.

FAVOURITE OTHER SPORT:
Other than WHAT exactly? I'll go with Whaley on this one: Archery.

IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Douglas Adams.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE?
Guinness. Bailey's Irish Cream. As long as it's Irish!

WILL ENGLAND EVER WIN THE WORLD CUP AGAIN?
Who cares?

WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE?
None whatsoever.

FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?
Father Ted.

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
A dictator, terrorist or oracle. But instead, I ended up in radio. Hmm.

FAVOURITE CITY:
London.

FAVOURITE MOVIE:
If Sam Neill's in it, title doesn't matter.

FAVOURITE BOOK:
"Bald On Top" by James Whale. Duuh.

FAVOURITE MUSIC:
Celtic or Irish folk.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Working at talkSPORT as an engineer, producer or presenter.

YOUR IDEAL DREAM DATE?
Imagination running wild here and I can't decide, so I'll say Ash.


Nowadays, it would look more like this:

YOUR TEAM:
The A-Team! ;)

WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS PERSON?
Alan McManus.

FAVOURITE GROUND:
The earth we walk upon.

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER ONE ALL TIME SPORTING MOMENT?
Ronnie O'Sullivan getting a 147 in about 5 minutes. As seen on YouTube! Or, perhaps the total fluke pot by Alan McManus just for the look on his face. :D

FAVOURITE OTHER SPORT:
Football's not my favourite sport. Snooker is. My second favourite sport is... err... Quidditch. :P

IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Douglas Adams.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE?
Anything Irish, and Kiviks Varm&Kall.

WILL ENGLAND EVER WIN THE WORLD CUP AGAIN?
Who cares?

WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE?
One with an L-plate on.

FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?
NCIS and a bunch of others.

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
A dictator, terrorist, oracle, moviestar or pilot.

FAVOURITE CITY:
London.

FAVOURITE MOVIE:
If Sam Neill's in it, title doesn't matter.

FAVOURITE BOOK:
The Wheel of Time, Harry Potter, and anything by Douglas Adams.

FAVOURITE MUSIC:
Irish folk.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Successful script writer. Or, running HP roleplaying games and actually get paid for doing so. :B I already am an animal communicator now, so that doesn't count. :)

YOUR IDEAL DREAM DATE?
My future husband.