mankycat's Journal

a walker of many paths
How well do we know anyone?

This journal is a place to record, work things out, and to vent. Comments and alternate perspectives are welcome, but within reason. As some may understand, venting posts don't necessarily go into necessary details to give a clear view.
In the end, it's MY journal. Please keep that in mind.


"Be the Fox in a field of Bitches." -mankycat

This journal is MOSTLY friends only.

Currently Reading
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin

Last five books read:
Sundiver David Brin
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

For Reviews on these and previous books I've read, click on the "Literature" tag on my blog.


"Guilty... with abject apologies..." -JB

"As for her, she is a
story with no ending,
happy or sad. She can
never belong to anything
mortal enough to want her."

- Schmendrick
The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle


Favorite Artists: Forest Rogers (http://www.forestrogers.com), Brian Froud (http://www.worldoffroud.com), Paulina Cassidy (http://www.paulina.ws/intro.html), Susan Seddon Boulet (http://www.turningpointgallery.com/prints.asp), Cicely Mary Barker (http://www.flowerfairies.com/), Janet and Anne Johnstone (http://www.oklahoma.net/~silvrdal/j&a2.html)

Recommended Reads: The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle); Alice In Wonderland (Lewis Carroll); Neutron Star (Larry Niven); Kitchen God's Wife (Amy Tan); The Stolen Child (Keith Donohue); Gorky Park (Martin Cruz Smith); Innkeeper's Song (Peter S. Beagle); War For The Oaks (Emma Bull); Book of Lost Things (John Connolly); The Unquiet (John Connolly); Body Language (Julius Fast); The World Below (Sue Miller); Little Women (Louisa May Alcott); Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien); Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt); Keep Your Pecker Up (Lyn Rafe-Lawyer);

Recommended Movies: The Walking Dead (tv series); No Reservations; Brokeback Mountain; Igor; Ratatouille; Chocolate; Happy Feet; Eat Drink Man Woman; MirrorMask; Gorky Park; Band of Brothers (tv series); Supernatural (tv series); Fringe (tv series); Mystery Men; War of the Roses; Mirror Has Two Faces; EUReKA (tv series); Glee (tv series); Haven (tv series); Lie to Me (tv series)

Recommended Webcomics: No Rest for the Wicked; Order of the Stick

Fun Words of Interest:
Floccinaucinihilipilification = the act of assessing something as worthless
Antitransubstantiationalist = one who doubts that consecrated bread and wine actually change into the body and blood of Christ.
Quixotic = extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable; impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
Obstreperous = resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly; noisy, clamorous, or boisterous (such as obstreperous children).

For more unusual words, check out Free Online Dictionary of Unusual Words and List of Unusual Words.