Lyre

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I'm doing 37 things
 

Lyre's Life List

  1. 1. Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
    23 entries . 20 cheers
    563 people
  2. 2. Read all the books on my secondary top 100
    7 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. watch the IMDB.com Top 100 movies
    16 entries . 8 cheers
    1,308 people
  4. 4. Watch all the films on my secondary top 100
    4 entries
    1 person
  5. 5. Consume the Fire
    3 entries
    1 person
  6. 6. Play 100 video games
    7 entries . 4 cheers
    8 people
  7. 7. 100 Acts Of Kindness
    7 entries . 24 cheers
    11 people
  8. 8. reach gold league in 1v1 Starcraft II
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  9. 9. Read Les Miserables
    3 entries . 7 cheers
    110 people
  10. 10. get a bonsai tree
    10 cheers
    26 people
  11. 11. write myself 5 letters on futureme.org
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    15 people
  12. 12. write a book
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    31,311 people
  13. 13. reach 70kg
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    3 people
  14. 14. go to the opera
    8 cheers
    346 people
  15. 15. do 10 pushups
    7 cheers
    30 people
  16. 16. get my drivers licence
    6 cheers
    689 people
  17. 17. get married
    6 cheers
    21,353 people
  18. 18. learn to pick a lock
    4 cheers
    652 people
  19. 19. take a singing lesson
    11 cheers
    13 people
  20. 20. Take a flying lesson
    9 cheers
    28 people
  21. 21. Take a martial arts lesson
    3 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. take a wilderness survival course
    4 cheers
    31 people
  23. 23. Own a cat
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    300 people
  24. 24. Own a dog
    3 cheers
    907 people
  25. 25. get a job
    4 cheers
    12,558 people
  26. 26. Do NaNoWriMo
    5 cheers
    694 people
  27. 27. translate a volume of manga
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. learn python
    1 cheer
    848 people
  29. 29. plant a garden
    5 cheers
    2,101 people
  30. 30. go camping
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    2,911 people
  31. 31. dream lucidly
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    734 people
  32. 32. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    5 cheers
    21,521 people
  33. 33. make a video game
    2 cheers
    742 people
  34. 34. finish university
    2 cheers
    385 people
  35. 35. Live in a foreign country for a year
    7 cheers
    107 people
  36. 36. Have a baby
    4 cheers
    6,210 people
  37. 37. play with a pile of puppies
    2 cheers
    2 people

How I did it
How to complete the 50 Questions that will free your mind
It took me
20 years
It made me
Cranky


How to get the haircut I want
It took me
2 years
It made me
more confident


How to learn Japanese
It took me
10 years
It made me
enthralled


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Recent entries
Watch all the films on my secondary top 100 (read all 4 entries…)
Catchup Entry

I’ve realised I actually watched a few of these movies without remembering they were on this list. So:

Children of Men
Fun, interesting film. Kind of reminds me of 28 Days later, but it’s smarter than that. Unfortunately it’ll never be a classic because it’s just a bit silly and cliche. That doesn’t make it bad, just… less good than it could have been.

Moon
I really, really enjoyed this film. I loved how restrained it was in its framing. There was so much story to tell across so much time but it was all told in a focused two weeks. So clever.

The Room
Genuinely the funniest movie I have ever seen. It MUST be seen with other people.

Gattaca
Something about this one reminded me of The Great Gatsby, or The Secret History. Strange for a definitively futuristic sci-fi, but I think I’m a bit in love with this movie for achieving that.

Bridesmaids
Funny, but nothing special. I went in with expectations that were much too high. I didn’t think it would have such a quintessentially chick-flicky plot. I wish it had tried to be a little less predictable, because it obviously was the product of a quality comedy team.



watch the IMDB.com Top 100 movies (read all 16 entries…)
Once Upon A Time In America

This one took a while to get going, but once it did, it was excellent. Long, but excellent.

I’m not sure I liked the ending much, but on the other hand… maybe I did? I guess I would’ve preferred something a bit more believable after such a down-to-earth setup. Oh well. It was still good.

Worth watching. Go watch it.



Play 100 video games (read all 7 entries…)
The Walking Dead

Well, that was depressing.

That’s no bad thing, of course. It should be depressing. It’s a zombie apocalypse. The fact that it very nearly made me cry at one point probably means it’s a success.

An interesting kind of game. Not sure how many more of these types I would play, but I can’t say I disliked it. I’m glad it was short and episodic, though. This genre has strong potential to overstay its welcome.



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