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14 January 2009 @ 03:13 pm
Q & A Meme  
Stolen from joyfulfeather.

1. Leave me a comment saying, 'interview me'.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions. (You must do this, even if it's filtered for my eyes only!)
4. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1. What's your favorite thing about your country?
I like that Canadians are generally percieved as 'peacekeepers', and not warmongers. We seemed to be well-liked around most of the world. I like our sense of humour about ourselves, too. Some countries can't take it when people make fun of them, but we love it. :-)

2. Which of the five senses would you most hate to live without?
This is a tough one. I think it would be hearing, because, of all things, music makes me feel the happiest. Pretty music gives me a sort of pleasant feeling in my stomach and I love to sing or hum along with it. Sight would be a close second, though, since I love to look at pretty things, and to read.

3. Do you aspire to be a published author/novelist?
Yes? Sort of? I mean, I'd really like to, and it would suit my current health issues to be able to work from home. I think Ama is pretty much going to make sure that it happens. She's doing everything in her power to help me get my stuff together to start writing original works.

4. Are you afraid of the dark?
I definitely was when I was younger, but I was afraid of pretty much everything when I was younger. A combination of food allergies and an anxiety disorder made me scared almost constantly. Now, I do sleep in the dark, but total darkness makes me a little nervous still. It may be because I associate it with thunderstorms, which are one my one big, big, phobia.

5. Do you wear any jewelry on a regular basis?
I love jewelry and Ama once described me as being 'on the verge of over accessorizing constantly' (I think it was a compliment?), so I do wear it regularly. In terms of specific pieces, I have my one really 'nice' necklace, which my mum let me pick out for a birthday a couple of years ago. It's silver, doughnut shaped (like Murphy's necklace) and says 'color outside the lines' on it. It's my favourite. I also have a ring that I inherited from my grandmother. The diamond fell out of her engagement ring and she wrapped it in a kleenex and put it on her dresser. My dad's grandmother mistook it for garbage and threw it away. So my Grandpa took the diamonds from different rings my Grandma had inherited throughout the years and made her an anniversary ring. It has one large diamond in the middle and is surrounded by little diamonds, the two little diamonds to each side, also surrounded by diamonds. It looks like three flowers, basically. It's gorgeous. It's so gorgeous, in fact, that my grandma didn't want me to have it until I was married because any other ring I received would pale in comparison. But, I got it earlier than that, obviously, and we had it resized for my ginormas fingers. Whenever we go to an event where we think my grandma would go were she still alive (like our graduations or my cousin's wedding), either my mother or I wear it so she's there in spirit.

1. If you could have any kind of pet (real or mythological creature) what would it be?
I've always wanted a pet duckling. I don't know why. I just think it would be adorable, all little and fuzzy and quacky. It's part of the reason I once gave Harry a duck, I think.

2. What's one language you wish you spoke?
Oh, God. There are so many. I think German, though, because they have a lot of really cool musicals with really pretty music and I would love to be able to understand what they were singing about without having to use a crappy online translator.

3. If you could guest star on any TV show (either still running or canceled) what would it be and why?
Hmmm. You know, I'd love to be in The Tudors. I'd get to wear pretty, period dresses all the time and stuff. Really, it's all about the dresses for me. Well, and I'd like to give Jeremy Northam a hug, too.

4. Is there a canon couple in any of your fandoms that you think is a huge mistake?
I don't know. There are sort of what I consider to be 'my' fandoms (the ones I write for) and then there are sort of the peripheral fandoms, which are the ones that I read or watch, but don't write for. There's nothing really in 'my' fandoms that bothers me. Except for giving Rose her own Doctor at the end of Journey's End. That wasn't a couple issue so much as a character choice for Rose that I didn't approve of. In terms of the peripheral fandoms...Meredith and Derek on Grey's Anatomy have a very unhealthy relationship. Maybe of Meredith was a more appealing character, but at the moment, it's like she's a child and he's her father scolding her all the time. And don't get me started on George/Izzie.

5. What's one crossover fic you'd like to see written, no matter how unlikely or bizarre the combination?
The Dresden Files and NCIS. I think Abby and Harry would totally get along and I think Gibbs would find Harry a bit of a DiNozzo and I'd love to see Ducky's philosophical take on magic.
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Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Writingjoyfulfeather on January 14th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
The bit about the ring made me go "awww." That's sweet.

I like this meme! You get to learn stuff about people. :)

That said -- interview me!
The Writer They Call Tay: IM: who are you now?awanderingbard on January 15th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
1. If you could throw one character from any fandom into another, who would it be and why?

2. What's the one comfort food you couldn't live without?

3. There's only you and one other person left on earth. Which person would you want it to be?

4. Do you cry at sappy movies/television?

5. Can you curl your tongue?

Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Harry/Murphy (by realtanala)joyfulfeather on January 15th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Done! You ask hard questions. :)
tigerkat24tigerkat24 on January 14th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Interview me!

And wow, your jewelry answer is so sweet--I love stories like that, about the rings. Your grandparents must have really loved each other.

(also, regarding Canada, have you seen that icon about the Canadian Borg? It amuses me.)
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry confusedawanderingbard on January 15th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
I haven't see the Canadian Borg thing, but I looked it up and it's so true. lol.


1. Who's your inappropriate (someone way older or younger than you) celebrity crush?

2. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?

3. Which fictional character do you wish you could be friends with?

4. What was your favourite recess activity?

5. You have to be either the judge, lawyer or a jury member. Which job would suit you the best?
tigerkat24tigerkat24 on January 15th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
1) I have two. On the way older end is Edward James Olmos, specifically as Commander Adama. I just got into Battlestar Galactica and he makes my heart go pitter-pat, yes he does. *purr* The other is Tommy Knight, who is fifteen, god, I feel like such a dirty old woman. But he's so cute and funny and nerdy and oh, man. I'm going to hell.

2) Infinite. No one will ever know because no one's that patient.

3) ...oh, man, make me pick. The most recent is probably CJ Cregg, from the West Wing, but the list is endless. Cordelia Vorkosigan, Miles Vorkosigan, Father Forthill, Michael Carpenter, Molly Carpenter, Billy and the rest of the wolves, Laura Roslin, BSG!Billy, Herald Talia, Alanna the Lioness... I'll just stop now or else I never will.

4) Going on the swings. I still do it, both at college and at home. It's pretty much the only way I get any exercise, and also, I'm four. :D

5) Oh, man. I just got called up for jury duty and I'm going to be in Copenhagen. Seriously, though, I think I'd rather be a jury member. The onus is less, and the responsibility less, perhaps. Plus, you don't have to do it for a living, and I am super unhappy in courtrooms. Definitely jury.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 14th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, I HOPE you write and publish!

And erm...interview me.
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wizard wizardingawanderingbard on January 15th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks. Me too. ;-)

1. They're making a movie of your life. What songs are on the soundtrack when you're born, when you're 40 and when you die?

2. What was your favourite kiddie tv show when you were little?

3. Did you ever have an imaginary friend?

4. What's one book you wish they would make into a movie and who would you cast in the lead role(s)?

5. What's that one word you always spell wrong?