- Aris Merquoni
- 'Risu-chan, Aristalarus Lemalishtara Merquoni, Alana Ashekeveron, Greg Ellis, Asmor, Chadrick Gaelim, Shanni Draylith, Kajiko Himizu, Arianrhod Eurus, Dwagin-chan, and That Gutterminded Chick.
- aris at sandwich dot net
- Aris, Lyla, Kay, Rachel Mercel, Michelle, Daia, James and Claudia Morden, Davvi, Jamen and Marthenal and Gartel and Shayna and Zeltihras and Roderic and Jesstica and Frederick and Daret Tyran, Richard III, as well as all the characters from my personal alternate universes of Babylon 5 and Gargoyles, and the NeverEnding Babylon 5 Story. Zibblsnrt also has timeshare in my head somewhere, and a few others are renting space.
- A capella, acid, acid jazz, acid punk, acoustic, acoustic mayhem, alternative rock, alternative, ambient, anime, avantgarde, ballad, bass, beat, bebop, big band, black metal, bluegrass, blues, British pop, cabaret, Celtic, chamber music, chorus, classical, club, comedy, country, crossover, cult, dance, dance hall, disco, dream, drum and bass, drum solo, duet, easy listening, electronic, ethnic, fast fusion, filk, folk, folk-rock, folklore, freestyle, funk, fusion, game, gospel, Gothic, hard rock, heavy metal, hip-hop, house, humor, industrial, instrumental, jazz, jazz/funk, Jpop, jungle, Latin, lo-fi, meditative, metal, musical, national folk, native American, new age, new wave, oldies, opera, polka, pop, pop-rock, progressive, psychedelic, punk, R&B, rap, rave, reggae, retro, revival, rhythmic soul, rock, Rock & Roll, salsa, samba, satire, showtunes, ska, slow jam, slow rock, sonata, soul, soundtrack, space, swing, symphonic rock, symphony, synthpop, tango, techno, techno-industrial, trance, tribal, trip-hop, vocal, and much more!
- Look at the above list. Do you really want me to list artists I like?
- Dominion Road by The Mutton Birds, One Good Drop of Poison and I Don't Remember by Captain Tractor, and Leaving Strathconon by Runrig.
- the cast of the 2000 tour of Les Miserables, Kevin Smith, Tad Williams, Phillip Pullman, Larry Niven, Anne McCaffrey, Ed Wasser, The Waybacks, David Campbell, Michael Zanabili, Ben Bova, Dan Simmons, Captain Tractor, and Bill Clinton.
- A Rose for Ecclesiastes by Roger Zelazny.
- The Goddess and Her Consort. Apart from that, Godiva Chocolates, really cool effects in music that make your hair stand on end, really sexy tenors with curly brown hair, french vanilla ice cream, the combined Spirits of the Internet, Murphy, Eris, Actual Money, Actual Time, and Actual Writing sk1llz.
- Memento, Strictly Ballroom, Contact, When Harry Met Sally, Casablanca, The Shop Around the Corner, Pleasantville, The Princess Bride, Star Wars IV(without Eye Candy, if possible), October Sky, Singin' in the Rain, Muriel's Wedding, American Beauty, American Graffiti, and The Quiet American.
- Anything directed by Hitchcock(except Rebecca, saw that one), Traffic, Pollock, The Godfather, Highlander, Citizen Kane, Frailty, The Cat's Meow, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, No Man's Land, Lost in Translation, Kill Bill Volume 2, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow... uh... other stuff, I suppose.
- Foriegner by C.J. Cherryh, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, The Golden Key by Kate Elliot, Melanie Rawn, and Jennifer Roberson, Otherworld by Tad Williams, Roadmarks, Eye of Cat, and This Immortal by Roger Zelazny, Catspaw by Joan D. Vinge, Hyperion and The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons, The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Gun With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem, and finally, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig.
- Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoevsky, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens... Probably some others, too, but that'll do for a start.
- More than one of anything by Emily Devenport, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Have Spacesuit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein.
- I *still* hate George Bush.
- Write, read, play guitar, dance, build stuff, watch Babylon 5, and draw.
- Write. Failing that, research.
- Steal mp3s(you didn't hear that!), listen to music, chat on IRC,
read College Roomies From Hell!!!,
read Something Positive,
read Wapsi Square,
read Sandwich World,
read El Goonish Shive,
read Errant Story,
read The Suburban Jungle,
read Ozy and Millie,
read Friendly Hostilty,
read Krakow and Krakow 2.0,
read Angels 2200,
read Tonja Steele,
read Mac Hall,
read The Front,
read Radioactive Panda,
read Eversummer Eve,
read Zebra Girl,
read Brainwrap Comics,
read Grand Blue Door,
read The Pain,
read No Rest for the Wicked,
read Spells and Whistles,
read File 49,
read Elf Only Inn,
read Alpha Shade,
read Sea of Insanity,
read Golden Age of Adventurers,
and otherwise waste time.
- Finishing my education, learning how to play the guitar well, learning how to draw realistically, writing a complete novel, learning how to take nice photographs, learning how to edit a movie, learning just what the heck went on in the Spanish Civil War, seeing every play Shakespeare wrote performed one way or another, reading all the books on my list, figuring out the secrets of the universe, rewriting Richard III, and learning Latin.
- Here's Me as the Goddess Ma'at and Me as Trinity from The Matrix.
- Omniglot. Writing systems galore.
- The 12480 Alphanumeric Writing System. SCARY people.
- The Japanese-English Dictionary Server - one of the most comprehensive translators I've seen. Has a great Kanji lookup, as well. The Japanese base of the site is here.
- How to learn Latin. C.J. Cherryh's quick and easy Latin course.
- Textkit. And if Cherryh wasn't formal enough for you, free texts on Latin and Ancient Greek.
- Archive.org. Includes video archives(the Prelinger archives!), audio(the live music archive!) and web-based content(the Wayback machine!) - terrific site.
- Ontario Consultants for Religious Tolerance. Information on religions, cults, and hotbutton issues. Great essays and informative pages.
- The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5, with what is still the best episode guide out there. Still updating with news about the DVD sets, if little else.
- Your full US Zip Code. In case you ever need to know the 4-digit extention for something... oh, important.
- The Victoria Cross Reference. The Victoria Cross is "the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces." The bios pretty much prove that real action heros do exist. And the ones that survive get the Victoria Cross.
- 80s Cartoon Central. Ever wonder what happened to Dino Riders or Rainbow Brite?
- The Kabalarians' Baby Name Guide - the best resource for finding names, and finding out what they mean. Ever.
- A chronological listing of Kings of England. Why? Because. Ware the midi.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Well, except some of the lyric poetry.
- The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674 to 1834. Fully searchable and utterly fascinating.
- I Can Eat Glass. In several hundred languages.
- The American Ballet Theatre's Online Dictionary. The coolest ballet site ever. A list of terms used in classical ballet, their definitions, and - get this - real ABT students and staff performing the terms so that they make sense. Truly awesome.
- The Astronomy Picture of the Day. Sometimes truly awesome, sometimes a miss, but they have archives going back to mid-95, so there's probably something in there that'll make you go oooh. (Link should work now as of 8/30)
- HubbleSite - if you didn't get enough starpix from the APOD. Poke around enough and find the full-resolution press release images and you won't be disappointed.
- More Pretty Pictures. If the last two sites didn't fill your need. This is the site that the Hubble's site points to for the press release images, so skip a step and look here, I guess.
- Messier's List of Things That Aren't Comets. A great resource I found while looking up stuff for this one fanfic...
- Rob Gendler's Astropics. Dig around for the pictures of M31. Wow.
- Canada France Hawaii Telescope homepage. They have pictures!
- The Anglo-Australian Observatory. More pictures and information.
- National Optical Astronomy Observatory. Okay. I've been collecting starpix from APOD for a while now, and these guys make some of the best. Not only that, but their site has a number of their images in EIGHT THOUSAND BY EIGHT THOUSAND PIXEL RESOLUTION. Wow. Wow wow wow.
- Astrophotography by Jerry Lodriguss. Another guy taking fabulous sky images. He's got a book!
- European Southern Observatory. They've got the Very Large Telescope and a gallery.
- Celestial Images - Photography by John P. Gleason. You guessed it - more starpix.
- Galaxy Images by Steve Mandel. I really do like admire all these photographers, I'm just having trouble sounding excited about the eighth or ninth entry on this list.
- Starryscapes. Loke Kun Tan's Astrophotography site. Great pics, gallery view.
- Dean Jacobsen's Astrophotography. More pretty pictures.
- Chuck's Astrophotography. Down to earth explainations of technique and process. And some pretty pictures. I always go for pretty pictures.
- The Literal Periodic Table. Filled with all sorts of science information and videos of things exploding.
- WebElements. Pretty much the best web periodic table resource for the more theoretical side of things.
- Jefferson Labs' It's Elemental Periodic Table. Another periodic table with really easy to find information on radioactive decay.
- And if that wasn't enough: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute's online Chart of the Nuclides. You can buy your own Chart of the Nuclides from Lockheed Martin at their official site.
- Oxford's full set of Material Safety Data Sheets. Probably not too interesting for people not looking up chemical safety information, but if you are looking up chemical safety information...
- Tasklist Programs, by Answers That Work. A listing of all the stuff you're likely to find in a Windows tasklist, with explainations.
- How to turn word files into portable document files. For free. Useful.
- How to make a DiVX out of your DVD. In a similar vein.
- Portland Pizza Joints. For Portland, OR. Just what it sounds like.
- Wikipedia. Online encyclopedia.
- Everything2. Node-based open-source encyclopedia. Search for the more obscure stuff.