Impending birthday

I’m turning older next month and a few people have asked what I might be interested in receiving as a present. There isn’t much that I want and either don’t already have or could reasonably expect as a gift, so I’m asking people to donate to any of the organisations below.

Humanitarian aid, environmental protection, and conservation:

Free software and information:

If you really can’t resist the urge to get me something else, I have a brief list of things after the jump.

In general, I don’t really want to acquire any more “stuff” that I may not use; I would prefer things like movie tickets or restuarant vouchers.

That said, there are a few things that I’m after. I know that second-hand items are sometimes taboo as gifts, but I don’t really care.

Art supplies:

  • Easel (I’m after a wooden, h-frame, studio easel)
  • Any large white canvas


  • “Syrup” by Max Barry
  • “Company” by Max Barry
  • “The End of Faith” by Sam Harris
  • Any interesting fiction, manga, or graphic novel

Games I’ll probably buy at some point:

  • Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King (Playstation 2)
  • Tomb Raider: Legends (XBOX, Playstation 2)
  • Fahrenheit: The Indigo Prophecy (XBOX, Playstation 2)
  • Burnout: Revenge (XBOX, Playstation 2)
  • Warcraft 3 (PC)
  • Half-life 2 (PC)

Other games I would like to play (in no particular order):

  • F.E.A.R. (PC)
  • Destroy all Humans (XBOX, Playstation 2)
  • Robotech: Invasion (XBOX, Playstation 2)
  • Darkwatch (XBOX, Playstation 2)
  • Scrapland (XBOX, Playstation 2)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Playstation 2)
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong (XBOX, Playstation 2, Gamecube)
  • Geist (Gamecube)
  • Rub Rabbits (Nintendo DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Gameboy Advance)
  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (Gameboy Advance)

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