These are a few of my favorite things-

Books: Too many.

Authors: Tamora Peirce, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, Rick Riordin, Diane Wynne Jones, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Gail Carson Levin, Shannon Hale, David Eddings, Patricia Wrede, Jane Austen, Garth Nix, Phillip Pullman, Robin Mckinley, Pamela Dean, Alison Croggon, Terry Goodkind, Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan, Ally Carter.

TV: Supernatural, Sherlock, Doctor Who, The Daily Show, Avatar, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, New Girl, The Colbert Report, Looney Tunes, Young Justice, Justice League, Smallville, Gilmore Girls, Friends, Downton Abby, Sofia the First, anime.

Movies: Harry Potter, LotRs, Yellow Submarine, The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Wizard of Oz, Disney, Hayao Miyazaki, DreamWorks, Monty Python, Karate Kid, Superman, Spaceballs, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Office Space, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Miss Congeniality, School of Rock, Across the Universe, Easy A, Get Smart, Crazy Stupid Love, Star Trek, The Hobbit, Marvel.

Music: U2, Tom Petty, The Beatles, The Police, The Traveling Wilburys, U2, Journey, The Who, The Eagles, U2, Bruce Springsteen, The Doors, U2, The Rolling Stones, ACDC, musicals, and U2.

Broadway: Too many, but my absolute favorite has always been Into the Woods.

 

tamorapierce:

markdoesstuff:

GUEST OF HONOR AT MIDAMERICON II: TAMORA PIERCE. DONE FOREVER.

Whoops, Mark spilled the beans before us! But it’s true! Guest of Honor is me (and some other fabulous people too, of course)!

tamorapierce:

markdoesstuff:

GUEST OF HONOR AT MIDAMERICON II: TAMORA PIERCE. DONE FOREVER.

Whoops, Mark spilled the beans before us! But it’s true! Guest of Honor is me (and some other fabulous people too, of course)!

Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don’t know? Somehow I cannot hide who I am, though I’ve tried. When will my reflection show who I am inside?

demundean:

you know what kills me, what really haunts my deepest darkest dreams? harry using lumos at privet drive in prisoner of azkaban to do his homework. WARNER BROTHERS! Harry Potter WAS NOT ALLOWED TO DO MAGIC OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. THAT’S WHY HE RAN AWAY AFTER BLOWING UP HIS FUCKING AUNT. Do you understand the MAJOR continuity problem in your adaptation of this billion-dollar book series? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

mfluder42:

'Supernatural' star sends 100 visitors to grandmother's Baltimore retirement home

Misha Collins organizes scavenger hunt that draws contestants worldwide

By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun
5:50 p.m. EDT, August 12, 2014

When the first contestants arrived at Roland Park Place retirement home bearing cards and flowers, residents and staff weren’t sure what to make of them.

But then it became clear: they were participants in an international scavenger hunt, organized by the grandson of a resident, Mrs. Doris Tippens.

Tippens’ grandson, Misha Collins, plays the complex angel, Castiel, on the CW show “Supernatural.” 

He’s also a bit of a real-life angel, organizing the “Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen” (AKA #GISHWHES) for the past four years.

The scavenger hunt draws thousands of contestants from around the world, who make art, stage performances and perform acts of charity in the week-long competition.  The scavenger hunt is a fundraiser for Collins’ charity, Random Acts. 

This year, Collins, 39, asked contestants to stop by Roland Park Place, or another retirement home, as part of the scavenger hunt, which wrapped up on Saturday.

More than 100 people — about 30 different groups of contestants — arrived at Roland Park Place bearing cards, flowers, candies and doughnuts, said the retirement home’s public relations director, Bridget Forney.

Several contestants brought along their children to meet the residents. The video above shows two young brothers passing out handmade cards and sharing hugs with the residents.  (Sniff! Must be some dust in my eyes.)

Tippens, an 89-year-old retired school administrator, said she doesn’t see her eldest grandson as a television star, but just a nice young man.

Tippens said she’s very proud of him for organizing the scavenger hunt, and knows her late husband would also be proud.

"They do good things. They have fun and they make a lot of money for charity," said Tippens. "I approve."

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