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Looking about our new Reading Room: what do you want it to be?

squire
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Feb 18 2007, 4:39am


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Well, here we are in the new Reading Room. It seems adequate. Well-lit, and a good suite of archival software, or so we hear. What's missing is... character. Some may remember this picture of the old Reading Room from last year:



Beautiful and rich with aged tradition, but.. a little empty, no? Who here can remember that earlier era now legendary, when NZ Strider could fill the Room with a cogent essay on the Anglo-saxon roots of Sam's shapeless hat:



Those were the days, or so we more recent denizens tell ourselves. The Reading Room glowed with a kind of brandy colored harmony, inspired no doubt by the brandy-colored adult beverage kept in the locked mahogany cabinet under The Portrait and right behind Curious's squishy couch (no mere squishy chair for the big C). The fireplace was always lit with a bit of cheery flame, and the distinction between the red and green leather squishy chairs by the fire and the splintery benches under the chill north window was never really very great when that big Red Book fell open to the next chapter and everyone leaned forward Mondays to hear the next leader begin...

Now the moving vans have disappeared into the cyber mirk, and we look about to see this:



Um... a little bright, a little modern. Where have they stowed The Portrait? And where is that adult beverage hidden, dammit?

How do you imagine our new Reading Room? What do you see as you look about? And what do you want it to be in the years (hopefully) to come?




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Looking about our new Reading Room: what do you want it to be? squire Send a private message to squire Feb 18 2007, 4:39am
    The Reading Room looks just like this. Nerdanel Send a private message to Nerdanel Feb 18 2007, 5:12am
        Re: [Nerdanel] The Reading Room looks just like this. Nerdanel Send a private message to Nerdanel Feb 18 2007, 8:19am
            Re: [Nerdanel] The Reading Room looks just like this. drogo Send a private message to drogo Feb 18 2007, 12:21pm
        Ahh... diedye Send a private message to diedye Feb 18 2007, 8:29pm
    Hmm drogo Send a private message to drogo Feb 18 2007, 5:36am
        I see you found the entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 22 2007, 4:58am
    how about... mawguy Send a private message to mawguy Feb 18 2007, 6:02am
    *testing the chairs and lamps, peeking in doors and drawers* Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Feb 18 2007, 6:02am
    pssst... squire Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 18 2007, 6:11am
    Sorry, no pic, Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 6:43am
    Re: [squire] Looking about our new Reading Room: what do you want it to be? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 4:48pm
        Death to all smilies squire Send a private message to squire Feb 18 2007, 6:15pm
            *raises sword* Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 9:54pm
    Re: [squire] Looking about our new Reading Room: what do you want it to be? Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 18 2007, 6:25pm
        Are those window seats?? hatster Send a private message to hatster Feb 18 2007, 6:35pm
            Re: [hatster] Are those window seats?? Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 18 2007, 6:50pm
            yes, self narration! and window seats! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 9:41pm
        Re: [Sandicomm] Looking about our new Reading Room: what do you want it to be? Penthe Send a private message to Penthe Feb 18 2007, 11:00pm
            Penthe, love the boots! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 11:08pm
            Re: [Penthe] Looking about our new Reading Room: what do you want it to be? Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 19 2007, 12:43am
        Well if you want *cozy*... Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 19 2007, 7:38am
            And we thought the chairs were squishy squire Send a private message to squire Feb 19 2007, 2:41pm
                Tch! Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 19 2007, 5:26pm
    Re: [squire] Looking about our new Reading Room: what do you want it to be? elvenhobbit Send a private message to elvenhobbit Feb 18 2007, 8:00pm
    Clearly, Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Feb 18 2007, 10:04pm
        Re: [Luthien Rising] Clearly, Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 19 2007, 12:44am
            So THAT'S what the librarians were doing back in their offices when I was in school! / GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Feb 19 2007, 1:02am

 
 
 

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