TAG YOU'RE IT! Here are the guidelines: 1) Each tagged person must post ten things about themselves. 2) You have to choose and tag ten people, as well. 3) Go to their blogs and tell them you tagged them. 4) Sadly enough, there is no tagging back. ;D
Oooooh, ten things about me, huh? Hm…
1) My sister, dad and I are all die hard Whovians. My dad watched the old series when he was younger, and all three of us adore NuWho.
2) I love Hello Kitty and Winnie the Pooh (especially Eeyore!).
3) I’ve had four major fandoms I’ve been apart of and written fic for over the years. First came Digimon, followed by Yu-Gi-Oh, then Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle (and other assorted CLAMP series), and now Hetalia.
4) My favourite Shakespeare is Twelfth Night.
5) Bats and cats are my favourite animals, so I love Halloween because you can find really awesome, cute things with both.
6) My sister, mother and I are all packrats. I tend to hoarde books and yarn, and my sister has all sorts of miscellaneous crafting and scrapbook supplies.
7) For the last twenty years, my sister, brother and I have been the youngest cousins on my dad’s side. But last summer my aunt had twins, so now there are two itty bitty cousins and I love them to pieces. :)
8) The things I miss most about living in Japan are onsen (hot spring spas), kotatsu (heated tables) and the train systems that would take you ANYWHERE. I really, really, really wish they had onsen here. :(
9) Related to that, the place I love the most out of everywhere I’ve been is a certain spot on the Kuma River in southern Japan. There were levees along the shores, with stone steps in them so you could get from the road down to the river. I used to sit and watch the sun set, or read, or just relax. I felt so peaceful there, it’s my favourite place in the world and anytime I feel stressed out I just close my eyes and remember that time.
Francis and Arthur have been in a relationship for several years, and both of them have started thinking about marriage. The problem is, both of them are too avoidant to actually TALK about it, so they both just independently start planning to pop the question to the other.
Alfred and Matthew get caught in the middle when Arthur and Francis start asking them for advice, and they soon compare notes and realize that Art and Fran arebothplanning surprise proposals. Matthew’s too embarrassed to say anything and risk one or both of them getting mad, and Alfred just thinks the whole thing is hilarious.
It probably says something about me that I won’t spent more than $20 on jeans or $40 on shoes
But I’ll willingly save up two weeks’ pay and pay $70 for a book.
Granted, it’s a collector’s edition of a foreign language When We Were Young by A.A.Milne.
I don’t even know what language it is, I couldn’t get a good look because it’s in the book store’s rare books cabinet. (I saw a lot of accent marks, but it didn’t look like French. I’m gonna tentatively guess Dutch?)
…..Imma go buy it after I get paid tomorrow, ‘kay?
*Hides the rest of her Winnie-the-Pooh collection*
Ivan works til late, so late it edges on early, the light of the next day sneaking around buildings. He minds the front door to the last. He only comes inside at the end of everything, weary and droopy-eyed.
Everyone has gone by then, having left their mark in the shape of trash and alcoholic stains over the grounds and tables. Arthur catches the way Ivan sees that, as if it’s an affront to his existence — it’s an odd look, from someone working the job he does. Sweet, almost, if Arthur liked to think of men as sweet. He’s glad he caught it.
“Hey,” he calls across the distance, sitting perched on the edge of the little stage. There’s no rough elbows, no gathered energy to crowd the space between them. Not now, not anymore.
Ivan inclines his head, and asks something like shouldn’t you have gone home but he doesn’t mean it, not really. He’s still walking closer, past everyone else gathered here, cleaning up after the night. Like every other night. Arthur grins.
He’s been a bit impulsive, always, isn’t ashamed of it but knows when to temper it, when to not. So he doesn’t tug Ivan forwards by the ancient fading scarf he’s so fond of, doesn’t curl his fingers into the fabric of it as he pulls Ivan between his legs. Doesn’t snog him, though he’d like to.
He waits to see if Ivan does it. And, gloriously, Ivan does.
Hello! 2. What are you reading right now? 10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? 12. What is your reading comfort zone? 53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
2. What am I reading right now?
I’m currently in the middle of Beauty and the Werewolf, by Mercedes Lackey. It’s #6 in her 500 Kingdoms series, which is a lovely series that puts twists on old fairytales and makes them more awesome. Beauty and the Werewolf is a combination of Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood, with a dose of old werewolf tales thrown in. Good reading.
Favourite book I’ve read this year?
Fortune’s Fool, again by Mercedes Lackey. It’s #3 in the same series, I’ve been working my way through it the last month or two. ^^
What is my reading comfort zone?
I’m not sure what this means? Generally, I prefer reading in a chair, either an armchair I can curl up in or at a restaurant with a table I can lean my elbows on. I can’t read laying down very well, either my back will spaz up or my arms will get tired. ^^;;
A book I didn’t expect to like but did
Believe it or not, Animal Farm. I had to read it for school, and I HATED 1984, to I expected to hate AF too. But to my surprise, I actually really like it. All the metaphor and symbolism is actually pretty cool.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Not really, I don’t think. ^^ I’m not sure why they would.
13. Can you read on the bus?
Sometimes. It depends how much else is going on and how jerky the bus is. It doesn’t make me motion sick or anything, but I get distracted easily.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
Not on purpose, but my paperbacks sometimes end up that way just because I’ve read them so much. But no, I’d never do that on purpose just to mark my place.
22. Favorite genre?
oooh that’s hard. I read pretty much anything. I love fantasy though, especially high fantasy. I also have a fondness for sci-fi, but I’m more picky about what I read there. I tend to reread old favourites a lot.
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Spindle’s End, by Robin McKinley. It’s my favourite book ever, and I’ve read it more times than I can count. I have parts of it almost memorized, and it’s great to just pick it up when I need to read something to relax.