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Vila ([personal profile] vila_restal) wrote2009-12-01 04:26 pm
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Another one of those surveys

I changed a couple of headers because there was a bit too much overlap.

10 Things You Want For Christmas:

An official pardon
An invisibility gadget
A bottle of Best Old Lindor Brandy
Kerril in red fur
Peace in the galaxy (He says piously. Well, worth a try, never know Who's listening...)
A nice lie in
A slap-up five-course meal I have to loosen my belt after
A really fast stardrive
A holiday on Gardenos or Del 10
Servalan's obituary

9 Musicians / Bands You Love:

Blake Hole (they're even naming bands after us!)
U7 (see?)
Travis and the Tribbles (look, credit where credit's due)
Hotblack Desiato (they'll rock your planet)
Gravity Well (excellent heavy metal)
The Throatsingers of Betafarl (their basses are almost subsonic. Great rumble.)
Jefferson Spaceship (I do like the classics)
Le Grande et les Petits Chanseurs (except when they have accordions)
Bercol and Rontane (nice gentle folk melodies with biting lyrics)

8 Things You Do Every Day:

Tease Avon
Have a nap
Practise opening locks (usually Avon's)
A stint on the flight deck
Test the neutron blasters
Have a nice sit down and a cup of tea
Check the wanted lists
Tease Avon again

7 Things You Enjoy:

Cheesy toast
A nice lie in
Decent booze (at least three days old)
A good game of chess
A really challenging lock
Teasing Avon

6 Things You Couldn't Live Without:

A bit of friendly company
Some locks to open

5 Things You Dislike:

Cleaning the glycolene tanks
Being shot at (it's even worse without the "at")
Being teleported somewhere unpleasant
Being ignored
The dark

4 Smells You Enjoy:

Hot toast

3 Places You Want To Go:

Del 10

2 Holidays You Love:

The festival of light
Federation Day (Look, everyone's out; best day for hitting the Alpha levels, that.)

1 Person You Would Marry On The Spot:

Kerril! And what spot? I cleaned up that spilt A&S stain.

[identity profile] 2009-12-01 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
That... isn't exactly romantic. But then, neither am I. :-)

[identity profile] 2009-12-01 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
What the hell, why not?

[identity profile] 2009-12-01 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL! People here think you do have an invisibility gadget - you're that good a thief. *grins* I think teasing Avon is the funniest too.

Congratulations on the impending wedding. Is Kerrill going to wear something with red fur, I wonder.

[identity profile] 2009-12-01 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I do seem to have a forgettable face, but that doesn't stop people I've never met shooting at me.

Maybe not at the ceremony... ;-)

[identity profile] 2009-12-04 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Those people shooting at you have no sense of humour

Wait. I didn't mean to imply your face is funny - just the comments you tend to make while sneaking around usually before you get shot at are.

*books you and Kerrill a holiday to Gardenos, charges it to Bayban's credit card* Wow I'm surprised this piece of plastic still works. Thanks, Orac.

[identity profile] 2009-12-04 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
It probably works because they don't know Bayban's dead yet. He's often disappeared for a while. Frankly, I find it useful to have people like him high up the wanted list.

How did you get his card?

[identity profile] 2009-12-04 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
They probably don't even want to check he's dead or not in case he isn't and takes it the wrong way.

It survived the explosion on Keezarn. Mab found it floating in space. I can't really use it in my universe. Might as well leave it with Kerril and you.

[identity profile] 2009-12-05 08:58 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, they say plastic will outlast the pyramids, so I'm not surprised. I suppose Baybe nrought us together, and now he's given us a lovely wedding present, via you. :-) Thanks!

[identity profile] 2009-12-05 10:27 am (UTC)(link)
I thought the Federation rebuilt over the pyramids anyway. Or maybe they just closed off that dome.

hah. yes. Nice how things work out sometimes. Baybe. snicker. Have you read the book The Sheep-Pig?

[identity profile] 2009-12-06 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
No. Have you seen the Simpsons episode with the Spider-Pig? :-D

[identity profile] 2009-12-06 10:45 am (UTC)(link)
Haha, it's because the Sheep-Pig is called 'Babe' and you called Bayban 'Baybe' and the association of the two makes my mind boggle.

I saw Spider-Pig! Now I have the song stuck in my head. Thanks, Vila :-D

[identity profile] 2009-12-07 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
Bayban told me his nickname was Baybe. His mum called him that, but I think he sold the poor woman ages ago, along with his grandmother.

Spider Pig, Spider Pig
does whatever a Spider Pig does.
Can he swing from a web?
No he can't, he’s a pig.
LOOK OOOUUUTTT! He is a Spider Pig!
LOOK OOOUUUTTT! He is a Spider Pig!
Spider Pig, Spider Pig...

[evil grin]

[identity profile] 2009-12-07 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
[tapes a recording and gives it to Orac to play back whenever Avon asks Orac a question]

[eviller grin]

[identity profile] 2009-12-07 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[grins] They both deserve that!

And thank you for the cookie! Yum, chocolate chip with peppermint icing! Very nice!

[identity profile] 2009-12-07 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
Dear Vila,

Thank you so much for the snowflake! You ARE my favourite thief. (The thief I knew a few years back is no longer a thief but a king now and even if he still was a thief, you'd still be my favourite.)


Much love,

Em ;-)

[identity profile] 2009-12-07 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Am I? [glomps back] Thank you! Although really I suppose I'm a rebel now as well. Always good to have another string to one's bow.

A king, eh? Must've stolen a whole country, then. That's a lot bigger than a spaceship. I'd take my hat off to him if I had one!

[identity profile] 2009-12-07 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, you are. If you like you can be my honorary little brother too. You'd have been fun to have as a little brother. I promise not to teach you to tie your shoelaces together like I did with my sister.

He stole the queen's heart. But she stole his first so maybe like two minuses it cancels out.

[identity profile] 2009-12-14 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to be a little brother! And I already know how to tie my shoelaces.

I remember when I was first learning, I had the brilliant idea of going to bed with my shoes on. I mean, why go to all the trouble of undoing them and doing them up all over again in the morning? I went to bed feeling very clever and wondering why no one had thought of that. In the morning, got up in my pyjamas, with my shoes on, and Mum was so impressed. "Oh, my clever Vila! You tied them all by yourself!" But I'm too honest--I know that seems odd in a thief, but I don't like lying--so I said I'd gone to bed in my shoes, and she was horrified. I didn't do it again. Though sometimes I've worn my socks to bed--and for that matter a few clothes--in case I have to get up in a hurry.

Ah. So the country was just part of the package. I think a few people have made a play for Servalan, but I suspect she eats her mates, like that spider.

[identity profile] 2009-12-14 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww! That's a nice story. Yay for not lying to your mum. (And thieves don't have to lie unless they get caught and good thieves don't get caught often.)


Are you setting up the lights for your festival of light this year?

[identity profile] 2009-12-15 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
Yes! Tonight is the fifth night so there are six candles: the one in the middle which lights the other five. It looks so pretty, all those little flames lined up. Because it's about when the oil in the temple didn't go out, we eat a lot of fried food. Mmmmm, latkes and fish and blintzes...

[identity profile] 2009-12-15 10:49 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds pretty good! Enjoy yourself :-)