here's the season to be jolly!

O hai y'all. It's very difficult for me to gather my thoughts and actually post about things that aren't a. completely material-oriented (my book addiction usually prevents that from happening), or b. impossible to grant by other human beings, no matter how kind and/or compassionate they are. Of course all of us would like to grant others the happiness they'd like to have in their lives, but sometimes we just can't. Anyway. Enough with the talking - I'd better start on with the list!

o1. books | with a reason

Fantasy books are still difficult to find in my country. If they're available they're either crappy translations or extremely expensive originals. Most of the Fantasy books I already own I got from generous friends abroad; to be quite honest, my small library wouldn't exist without their help. So anyway, enough with the explanations! What I'd like the most at this point would be The Farseer Trilogy (Robin Hobb), The Song of the Lioness (Tamora Pierce), any Sweep (Cate Tiernan) book later than #5, and/or anything by Guy Gavriel Kay.

o2. stuff | for diversity

Small tokens. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, nothing expensive, no precious metals or gems. Just, y'know, thread, colours, leather, original, indie, Native American, Celtic, ska, punk, basically anything. I love accessories. I love the meaning they can bear. I love the change they can bring in the way you look, and therefore, in you.

o3. images | for the soul

Photos and/or postcards worldwide. I've been collecting them since I was a kid and I had, like, 30 pen-friends at the same time. All my pocket money used to be spent on international stamps. Those were good times. Plus, I love travelling; but there are so many places I'll never see - so at least I'd have their image printed, on my wall.

o4. fandom bits

Icons, banners, lovebars, mixes, fic, posters, cards... oh posters, what can I say, I've always liked posterts, once again something you can't find here if we're talking fandoms I follow. Currently? Merlin (BBC), Legend of the Seeker, Glee, Torchwood, Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls.

o5. and then again | fandom, too

Anything A Song of Ice and Fire, Kushiel's Legacy, Wheel of Time, His Dark Materials, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter-related. ANYTHING.

o6. i'm a brit at heart
British stuff. Doesn't matter how tiny. If they're Tudor Dinasty-related, it's even better. If they're Elizabeth Tudor-related, it's perfection.

o7. bad boys, bad boys...
Anything Tom Hardy, Kevin McKidd, James McAvoy, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Bradley James!

o8. + fantastic girls ♥
Anything Keira Knightley, Anne-Marie Duff, Katie McGrath, Cate Blanchett, Winona Ryder, Reese Witherspoon!

o9. myths & legends
Celtic, Norse, Ancient mythology stuff. Also, Arthurian myths and legends score just as high ;-)

1o. BONDING TIME
Well, friends. And mostly, pen-friends. I miss snail-mail swapping. I miss learning new languages. I miss the thrill of getting new mail.

Excuse me if this was horrible. I hope I didn't bore you to death. And I hope I'll get around to make as many other demanders as happy as possible!
Do you own one of these? If not, would you like a well-taken care of/used one?

If so, please PM me a shipping address. ^_^
Oh. Oh my. Oh my God. I don't. There's no such thing as HP action figures/puppets/dolls around. But... would you mind sending it internationally? :'(
I have no problems with international mail...but it may arrive after the holiday due to the late date.

If that's okay with you, PM me an address and he will be on his little cuddly way. ^___^

Happy holidays!
This is too kind of you, thanks so much! I'm sending you my address via PM as we speak :)

Happy holidays back to you!
1. Oh gosh, if you want Tamora Pierce books, I would be more than happy to send some your way! Are you looking for the entire Lioness Quartet?

5. I just moved, and my new room has about a quarter of the wall space of the old one -- basically, I have an old Return of the King poster without a home, and it's yours if you want it?

Also, I would totally try to kidnap Bradley James for you, but I don't know if I could bring myself to give him away afterward...
First of all, thank you so much for replying!

1. YES! I would love to have the full quartet, but only if it's possible; currently it sounds like a very beautiful, but far dream :). Also, I can imagine the shipping would cost you something, though I can't figure out how much...

2. How perfect would this be? Should you wish to part with it, I sort of, you know, have the first two already. LOL, I got them as a present a couple of years ago; so having the 3rd would complete my collection. BUT ONLY IF YOU CAN PART WITH IT.

Hahaha, I couldn't blame you for keeping the little darling :D
1. Shipping is no problem! Fantasy books are about overcoming much greater problems than little old shipping costs, after all~

2. I can part with it gladly if it's going to such a good home -- and with friends besides, haha!

You can email me your address at ManseMistress@aol.com, alrighty?
Alright... Please excuse me for five minutes, while I'm in a corner, being overwhelmed... Guh. I'm totally mailing you my address, and honestly? I don't know how to thank you!
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD!!!

You know, the books arrived!!! And they're in perfect condition, and I love them to pieces, and I can't stop staring at the pretties!!!

Thank you so, so, so much -- here's hoping that one day I will be able to repay your kindness!

Also, to what you said re: pen-friends, I'd love to! I mean to write you a letter this very week, actually!
Two in one?
I couldn't NOT attempt to fill one of your holiday wishes, especially since you have such a fierce icon for your post.

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I hope you like it. :D

edit: Slapped a thumbnail in there, so it won't mess up the comm layout.

Edited at 2009-12-01 03:58 am (UTC)
OH MY, it's so beautiful!
Thank you so much for your creative effort! I'll be using this as a desktop, yay ;-).
Happy holidays!
Hi! I could send some pictures/a postcard/letters if you'd like.
my email address is fuzzy_bit_bunny@yahoo.com
Pen Pals
I'll write snail mail. I love getting it! Hit me up at HeatherBeads@gmail.com

Edited at 2009-12-03 09:20 pm (UTC)