Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Then tag ten other folks etc. etc. you all know how this goes
tagged by epimeral!
- The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Patricia C. Wrede
- Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
- The Hobbit, Tolkien
- Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
- Why Fairy Tales Stick, Jack Zipes
- Heir Apparent, Vivian Vande Velde
- Deerskin, Robin McKinley
- The Annotated Brothers Grimm, ed. Maria Tatar
- Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
- The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
tagged by tasha
Rule 1: Post the rules; Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 10 new ones; Rule 3: Tag 10 people and link them to the post; Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them
1. All the food at Christmas or all the food at Thanksgiving?
thanksgivingggggggggg as much as i love xmas more than thanksgiving, thanksgiving food is my favorite kind of food aka potatoes and gravy and pie!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Cheap Pizza or cheap chinese food?
cheap chinese food omg bad chinese food is sometimes the greatest thing of all time and it’s the best drunk food ever ESPECIALLY steamed dumplings and greasy scallion pancakes
3. Favorite kind of birthday cake: (these aren’t all gonna be food I’m just hungry ok)
my mommy used to make this cake for my brother growing up because he was weird and didn’t like pie like the rest of us or even normal birthday cake, it’s just these thin chocolate wafer cookies and handmade whipped cream and it sits in the fridge for a few hours and the cookies absorb the moisture from the whipped cream and it becomes this like dense, delicious THING it is SO GOOD and so easy to make (except for the whipped cream part)
4. Three TV shows you’re glad you don’t watch anymore
glee, supernatural, teen wolf (but jessie’s trying to get me to catch up on the last one)
5. Three TV shows you wish were still running
spartacus, a:tla, firefly
6. When the temp is below freezing or when it’s too hot for anything but shorts and flipflops?
i prefer freezing to hot no matter what
7. Something that currently feels infinite
this school year, i feel like it’s stretching so far beyond what i can see right now. i’m living week to week and it’s working okay but i feel like the break didn’t do anything to get me ahead of the curve? and like, i don’t know how long i’ll be able to get by just getting by?
8. Your favorite thing about Evgeni Malkin
uhhhhh he’s the russian one right? i like his nickname!!!!!!!
9. Fantasy first line (or fantasy crossover fic)
i’m really craving something like skybird? (ie the super amazing fic where arthur and eames raise a child and that child is neal caffrey) but maybe like, coulson and clint’s kid turns out to be arthur, or just something where two of my favorite characters raise a kid (KIDFIC) and that kid turns out to be another of my favorite characters
10. Choose 2 languages, one you can read/write in, one you can speak/understand aloud
like those are my only two? ummmmmmmmmm probably read/write english and speak/understand (UM THIS IS HARD UH) french is pretty? mandarin would be useful? i’ve always wanted to speak spanish????
i got tagged by the ever-excellent citymusings so here we go!
- Always post the rules.
- Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones.
- Tag 11 people and link them to this post.
- Let them know you tagged them.
What is your favorite kind of pie?
fuuuuuuuuuck um, probably apple? i’ll eat any kind of baked apple anything ever, but i am very partial to any berry pies, especially strawberry rhubarb
If you could visit any place in the world for a week, where would you go?
to be perfectly honest, there really isn’t anywhere in the world that i want to be more than i am right now - but if this were more of a ‘in the future~’ sort of thing, then probably england again, i miss it a lot!
What social issue is most important to you?
this is tough to say, because i feel like so much of what i care about is interconnected - but for me, providing quality education to every student in our educational system/improving that system is the thing i’m most invested it and what i’m wrangling with right now
If you could bring back one TV show, which show would you choose?
Do you have any pets?
yes! well, technically my dog is my brother’s dog, but she’s a family pet. her name is chanel but we all think it’s a dumb name (my brother named her sigh) so we just call her puppy or puppy monster. this is her tag.
What accomplishment gives you the greatest sense of pride?
it’s kind of a toss up between getting into college and getting into my grad program, both were pretty exclusive as far as numbers go and both acceptances meant i was saving me/my family a lot of money. also it meant that other people saw in me something that i wasn’t really sure was there, which was nice
Tell me about your favorite childhood memory.
i can’t remember what birthday party it was but my parents went all out and got this artist lady who brought costumes and all this crazy stuff and props and all my friends were there and we played and dressed up and it was basically the greatest birthday of all time - plus my mom made me the prettiest cake of all time so that was cool too.
What’s your favorite drink?
water with lemon, coke zero - as far as alcohol goes, then nothing really beats a good margarita for me
Who are your favorite TV characters?
sam winchester from spn, penelope garcia from criminal minds, donna noble from doctor who, nasir & agron from spartacus, danny williams from h50, rodney mckay from sga, toph from avatar & when i was still watching glee, sam evans & kurt hummel.
What’s the best way to spend a day off, in your opinion?
honestly it varies because there are some days that i need different things to make sure i’m looking after myself properly - generally that amounts to being alone for much of it, watching tv, writing, cooking/baking and listening to music. if i feel up to it, spending time with my family or with a few close friends is good too - but i’m very much an introvert and if i have a stressful day of dealing with people, the best thing for me is really to just hunker down and recharge.
What is your favorite movie? Why do you love it so much?
oh goshhhhh, the extended editions of the lord of the rings, i think. i don’t know if i’d say that they’re the best movies of all time or anything like that, but they’re certainly movies that make me feel good and make me cry and fill me with inspiration. i can sit through all of them in a single day, which should tell you something. i’ve loved them since as long as i can remember and i watch them all the way through a few times a year!
- best thing you’ve ever eaten?
- favorite mythical creature?
- the phone case you wish you had?
- something you’re addicted to
- a risky decision you wish you could make
- scariest fucking bug you’ve ever seen
- magical power you wish you had
- tv show you wish was canceled
- thing you could eat for the rest of your life
- the last thing you bought
- desktop background
whoo, caught up on my prompts!
number nine of the nagron AU prompts just went up here
this one is a (rather bizarre) alice in wonderland AU requested by lisapanda
enjoy (and let me know what you think!)
another thing to add to the list of things lisa has done that makes her fabulous
- taken all of the spices out of her kitchen so we could sit on her bed and smell them so i would know which smells to associate with which characters in my book
lisa you’re perfect i love you don’t ever change
one more day and i FINALLY get to see my beloveds
jesus christ i have missed them so
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