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Six hobbits a-laying?

Happy birthday to carpdeus! May you have a wonderful day and a fantastic year to come.

Borrowed from wellinghall:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, eldritchhobbit sent to me...
Twelve inklings drumming
Eleven hercules piping
Ten hogwarts a-leaping
Nine x-files dancing
Eight iolaus a-milking
Seven byers a-swimming
Six hobbits a-laying
Five me-e-e-ediaeval baebes
Four tori amos
Three fairy tales
Two jim byrnes
...and a bpal in a dangerous beauty.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Just FYI, two of my past articles are now available (by permission) online at my website as PDF documents:

1. "Harry Potter Is A Hobbit: Rowling, Tolkien, and The Question of Readership" from CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society, (May/June 2004)

2. "The Sword in the Starship: Arthuriana in the Four Incarnations of Star Trek," from Winedark Sea, (March 2000)

Edit: These are most easily accessed using Internet Explorer.

Thanks to all for the fabulous virtual gifts in my virtual stocking. My cup runneth over with awesome! :)

A tule fog
fills the sky -
~ Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings


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Dec. 14th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Six hobbits a-laying

That's hillarious!

Four tori amos

And that's *impossible* to say...
Dec. 14th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
LOL! Good point.
Dec. 14th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for releasing the articles. I'm looking forward to reading the Trek one. I really like the Potter = Hobbit idea, too.

Happy Holidays, you hoopy frood!
Dec. 14th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much - I'm so glad you're interested! :)

May you always know where your towel is this holiday!

Dec. 14th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you....
Not only birthday wishes but presents too!

Though the links aren't working correctly. I think you linked directly to the files on your site but they are misnamed. The first one needs to be .pdf and the second one doesn't have a pdf... I downloaded them and renamed them and they seem to work fine.

So, thanks again for these two lovely presents!

Dec. 14th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you....
You're most welcome! Thanks for being interested.

Thanks also for the heads up re: the links. The way the files come up (without the .pdf) is how I renamed them when I uploaded them to the site (since the upload field won't accept anything with a "." in it). Now when I click on the links, I get a white page, and then a secondary PDF window pops up with the document, just perfectly. I'm not quite sure why that didn't work for you, or what's going on. *scratches head*
Dec. 14th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you....
PS. I'm not terribly bright about this kind of stuff!
Dec. 14th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you....
Could be my browser.

I like the Arthurian/Trek one. Did you know Diane Duane has an LJ acct?
Dec. 14th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you....
Aha! I just tested it, and you're right: it only works correctly with Internet Explorer. *headdesk* Sorry!

I didn't know about Diane Duane. Wow! I need to look up her LJ. Thanks! I'm so glad you liked the article.
Dec. 14th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you....
dduane is her blog. And petermorwood, her husband.

Dec. 14th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you....
Awesome! Many thanks. :)
Dec. 14th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hint on using IE! I'm a big fan of ST, particularly DS9, and a pretty big fan of Arthurian stuff, too, so I am a happy camper. Or should I say, trekker? ;-) Looking forward to reading the article muchly!

(And thanks for the Christmas card!)
Dec. 15th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome, on both counts! :) I'm a big ST fan myself, and I love DS9. Unfortunately, this piece was written before ENT came on the air, but I think it fits the pattern, as well. At any rate, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for being interested.
Dec. 15th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
Happy Holidays!
Dec. 15th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much - you, too! *hugs*
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