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Contributions more than welcome! The surface has barely been scratched on this one.

Jenn and I started this when I was up in Pittsburgh, and I just now bothered unpacking and finding my notes. These rules are very general, so they should fit with the period and genre niches of your choice...

Take one drink for:

* Illegal use of artwork (ex. Unicorn tapestries in Becket and egregious portrait abuse in Man in the Iron Mask)
* Illegal use of color/fabric  (gold lame Henry in Man for All Seasons)
* A costume you'd look good in
* Mistaken identity
* Architecture porn
* Improper use of titles
* Broken engagements
(extra drink if it's so person A can marry another member of person B's family)
* Opening someone's else's correspondence
* When anyone from an episode of Doctor Who shows up
* Willful abuse of history/existing plot
(please water down drinks if watching either Elizabeth movie, for the sake of your liver)

Empty the glass for:

* Syphilis!
* Beheadings
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Was on the phone with Jenn for about two hours, most of which was spent figuring out which ten books we would each take to the hypothetical desert island. I dared her to actually come up with an entire list after she referred to something as "one of my ten". So I had to do a list too.

My List, in no particular order:
* Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
* Persuasion - Jane Austen
* Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
* Knight's Castle - Edward Eager
* Paladin of Souls - Lois Bujold
* The House on the Strand - Daphne du Maurier
* Sorcery and Cecelia - Caroline Stevermer and Pat Wrede
* Scout's Progress - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
* Brat Farrar - Josephine Tey
* The Riverside Shakespeare

The whole exercise was great fun, and really thought-provoking. It's funny how you re-evaluate things once the criteria is "Can I live without this book?"  Some things that I would have said I really loved I decided I can live without, and I surprised myself with some of the books that are really indispensable to me.

I also now have quite a list of necessary rereads. You start thinking "I really can't go to the island without reading the Company books again."


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