wellinghall: (Oscar)
From [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat

Grab the nearest book. Find the 5th sentence on page 23. Append it to the paragraph below. Append your name to the list below of people who have contributed to the paragraph. Post the result to your LJ, and wonder if Oscar Wilde (see userpic) could possibly have written this.

They also talk of our being guilty of injustice, and their being the victims of an unjustifiable war. Brandy, and Tom got increasingly close-mouthed and sour. Although a certain sense of tripartite society survived down to Christian times, the three classes described in the Eddic poem "Rigdthula" bear little resemblance to Dumezil's three. It is often argued, and still oftener thought, that none but bad men would desire to weaken these salutary beliefs; and there can be nothing wrong, it is thought, in restraining bad men, and prohibiting what only such men would wish to practice.

At its nearest point the wall was little more than one league from the City, and that was south-eastward. When he saw Jack Hare jump towards the fire, and the Practical Man brandishing the toasting-fork, Sir Isaac grabbed the strings of gravitational force that bound Jack to his destiny and PULLED--- That's a seventy-four gun privateer, besides. To honour a group of British nobles, treacherously slain at a conference by Hengist's guards, Aurelius decides to erect a great monument near Amesbury. That being so, he did not chortle when he went upstairs. Let stand. This ensures that when the garbage collector runs, it has complete access to the memory in the heap and can perform its tasks safely without the threat of being preempted by another thread. And then you may begin to laugh. The data are stored in Column 1 and renamed "Age."

Pull your hand back. I don't remember that any secrets were revealed to me, nor do I remember any avid curiosity on my part to learn something I wasn't supposed to--perhaps I was too young to know what to listen for. You don't remember how awful it is being normal. Highlight the desired state tax table and press Enter. Abraham had now reached a ripe old age, and the LORD had blessed him in every way. The third lieutenant started, then said a little weakly, "Huzzah for Captain Riley."

"Oh," said Pooh. In fact White had carelessly placed the team in Nip without realising it.

Henry, the eldest son from Thomas's second marriage (his first marriage was childless), became the 2nd Earl of Rutland.

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wellinghall: (Stoat)
In 2015, wellinghall resolves to...
Start a rochester fund.
Keep my pont clean.
Take evening classes in temeraire.
Take steepholm gamekeeping.
Put fifty tigers a month into my savings account.
Drink four glasses of oxford every day.






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wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
holiday love meme 2014
my thread here


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wellinghall: (Tolkien)
A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From: JRR Tolkien
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wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
holiday love meme 2013

Please feel free to comment anonymously on my thread with bits of encouragement, well wishes, declarations of undying devotion, etc secret santa style! And if you would like to set up your own thread, please share it :-)
wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
It's International Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your post:

"It's all nonsense, and you must give them up!"
wellinghall: (Poem)
Enter the KING

WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day!

KING. What's he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin; If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear;

Such outward things dwell not in my desires. But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive. No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.

God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour As one man more methinks would share from me For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more! Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,

That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made, And crowns for convoy put into his purse; We would not die in that man's company

That fears his fellowship to die with us. This day is call'd the feast of Crispian. He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,

And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'

Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.' Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember, with advantages,

What feats he did that day. Then shall our names, Familiar in his mouth as household words- Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-

Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red. This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,

This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now-a-bed Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
wellinghall: (Poem)
When you see this, post some poetry.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

Northern Farmer, New Style )
wellinghall: (Mosquito)

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Wellinghall!

  1. The water in oceans is four times less salty than the water in wellinghall.
  2. To check whether wellinghall is safe to eat, drop him in a bowl of water; rotten wellinghall will sink, and fresh wellinghall will float!
  3. A thimbleful of wellinghall would weigh over 100 million tons.
  4. Wellinghall will often rub up against people to lay his scent and mark his territory.
  5. Pacman was originally called wellinghallman!
  6. You can tell if wellinghall has been hard-boiled by spinning him. If he stands up, he is hard-boiled!
  7. The canonical hours of the Christian church are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, wellinghall and compline.
  8. It is impossible to fold wellinghall more than seven times!
  9. The condom - originally made from wellinghall - was invented in the early 1500s.
  10. If your ear itches, this means that someone is talking about wellinghall.
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wellinghall: (Goldie)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, wellinghall sent to me...
Twelve vikings drumming
Eleven books piping
Ten otters a-leaping
Nine cathedrals dancing
Eight puffins a-milking
Seven churches a-gamekeeping
Six cartoons a-reading
Five co-o-o-ountry houses
Four vulcan bombers
Three pork pies
Two avro vulcans
...and a raleigh in a royal navy.
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wellinghall: (Default)
In 2013, wellinghall resolves to...
Take tawnyscrawny gamekeeping.
Ask my boss for an england.
Become a better orkney.
Give up leicester tigers.
Keep my leicestershire clean.
Find a better svalbard.






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(Number four isn't going to happen, though!)
wellinghall: (Polar cub)
holiday love meme 2012
My thread is here


Go on, spread some Christmas cheer. :D (Also, do link me to yours so I can tell you just what a fabulous person I think you are!)
wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
Setting:even more dangerous
Plot: Kangaroo Court
Narrative Device: Innocent Inaccurate
Hero: The good guy
Villain: My Country Right Or Wrong
Character As Device: Bourgeois Bohemian
Characterization Device: Eye Tropes

Get yours here:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/storygen.php
(via http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/)

(ObWarning: It's TV Tropes. Expect to lose your life to it).
wellinghall: (Al)
Bold if you have bought it on a single
Italicise if you have bought it on an album

1. Something About the Way You Look Tonight/ Candle in the Wind 97 - Elton John (1997) 4.9m sales
2. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid (1984) 3.69m sales
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1975) 2.36m sales

4. Mull of Kintyre/ Girls' School - Wings (1977) 2m sales
5. You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978) 2m sales
6. Rivers of Babylon/ Brown Girl in the Ring - Boney M (1978) 2m sales
7. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1983) 2m sales
8. She Loves You - The Beatles (1963) 1.9m sales
9. Unchained Melody/ (There'll Be Bluebells Over) The White Cliffs of Dover - Robson Green & Jerome Flynn (1995) 1.86m sales
10. Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet (1994) 1.85m sales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20203370
wellinghall: (Polar bear)
Bold means I've definitely been there, italics means I think I might have been there a long time ago.

1. Sarehole Mill
2. Perrott's Folly
3. Edgbaston Waterworks

4. New Zealand
5. The Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
6. Tolkien's Home in Oxford (20 Northmoor Road)
7. Merton College

8. Exeter College
9. Addison's Walk
10. Tolkien's Tree University Botanical Gardens
11. The Eagle and Child
12. The Bodleian Library
13. Oxonmoot
14. Tolkien's resting place

15. The Somme

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1053-fifteen-places-tolkien-fans-should-visit-before-they-die.php
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
Most-borrowed authors from UK public libraries, 2010/11; http://www.plr.uk.com/mediaCentre/mostBorrowedAuthors/top20Authors/2010-2011Top20Authors.pdf

Bold = Read
Italic = Would really like to read
Strikethrough = Didn't think it was all that great, myself
Underlined = Read and thought lived up to the hype

Adult fiction )

Children's authors )

Classic authors )

Film meme

Aug. 12th, 2012 05:38 pm
wellinghall: (Jimmy)
Meme from [livejournal.com profile] kargicq; annotations from [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm.

The American Film Institute's List of the 100 Greatest Movies, 2007.

Bold = Watched
Italic = Would really like to watch
Strikethrough = Didn't think it was all that great, myself
Underlined = Watched and thought lived up to the hype

Read more... )
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You know the form by now.

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