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[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair tagged me, and I obey. Well. I eventually obey. ;)

"If you’ve been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question. Tag eleven people. Don’t refuse to do that. Don’t tag who tagged you." (I have a perverse streak... which is to say, I kind of want to give whoever wrote those commands the finger (not [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair, of course, who is lovely and I'm actually kind of excited she tagged me because I enjoy randomly babbling about things, but whoever first wrote them), but I have no idea who they are and honestly don't really want to, so I'm doing it metaphorically. But if you're reading this and feel like doing the meme, please feel free!)


What song are you currently addicted to?

"Are We the Waiting," from the American Idiot Broadway Cast Recording (the whole album, really, but this is one of the songs that gets stuck in my head the most). Stark Sands' voice makes me happy, and the song is so moody and pretty! It kind of reminds me of classic mid-to-late-'80s U2, which is a very good thing in my book.


What's your favorite season?

Fall and winter. I think when I lived somewhere with real winter I would most likely have answered fall, but now that I've lived places bereft of winter for several years, I miss winter so much I think they're now tied.


What’s the latest movie you watched?

V for Vendetta. The quarter-housemate (it's a long story) has been insisting that I watch it pretty much ever since I moved here, but I wanted to read the graphic novel first and so put it off. But then he had a bad day week month several months at work and reallllllllly needed to see it, so we ended up watching it a couple weeks back. It was good. Possibly the least subtle movie I have ever seen, and that's really saying something, but I quite enjoyed it!


What is the one skill you wish you had?

The ability to know exactly what to say and do for all possible situations. Or the ability to perform boring administrative tasks promptly and without loathing them the whole time.


What’s your current fandom/obsession/addiction?

Sherlock! But I'm in one of those stages where my fandom interest flits around pretty fast, mostly because I keep falling for smallish, often new-ish fandoms, and so I can't really just stick with one because I would never have enough to read. Also it can be hard to break into a new-to-me fandom because it's often a bit difficult to know where to go to get the consistently good fic past the handful of stories everyone always recs. So basically I wander around and acquire different fandoms, which then go in the back of my mind to check for and to read when they pop up and compel me to.

I am also reading quite a bit of Inception, and Generation Kill when I can get it, and Blackhawks RPF (Hockey RPF) when I can get it. Justified when I can get it, Middleman when I can get it, Banlieue 13 when I can get it, Gosford Park when I can get it, Wonderfalls when I can get it, Figure Skating RPF occasionally (it used to be more, but I'm not as interested in the main pairings as would be convenient), and a whole slew of fandoms sporadically: White Collar, Leverage, Glee, American Idol S8 RPF, Bandom, Star Trek Reboot, Supernatural, Burn Notice, Castle, Doctor Who Series 5 (New Who) and Torchwood, DC Comics, Merlin, Psych, Olympics RPF (and related sports)... and a whole fuckton of others, many of which I wish I could read sporadically, if only people were writing it/writing the characters or pairings I want to read/I were caught up on the series. Seriously, the list is embarrassingly huge.

Fandoms I'm currently contemplating writing in or have written in recently (not counting Yuletide): Justified, Figure Skating RPF, Bandom, Glee, Chuck, Supernatural, Generation Kill, The Pacific, Inception, Middleman, Doctor Who Series 5 (New Who), Wonderfalls, Banlieue 13, Gosford Park, Sandman, Good Omens, Umbrella Academy, Project Runway RPF, Jossverse, Askewniverse, Runaways, The Breakfast Club, Community, Eureka, Friday Night Lights, Kitchen Confidential, Discworld, Whip It, Juno, The Obnoxious Jerks, Leverage, True Blood...


What's your favorite musical instrument?

Piano, cello, guzheng, drums, voice. I also like the guitar, bass, violin, viola, oboe, bassoon, recorder, hammered dulcimer, pipa, trombone, bells, and harp... among others, I'm sure. :)


What web sites do you always visit when you go online?

Let's see: yahoo mail, gmail, bpal.org, livejournal; recently added Echo Bazaar. Usually Amazon and Dreamwidth and AO3 at some point in the session, and recently I've been visiting Project Rungay a lot. Oh, and I've been writing a lot, so I usually have Cut & Paste Word Count up.


What was the last thing you bought?

Paintbox Soapworks soap as a gift for someone else.


If you won 10,000 bucks today, what would you do with it?

Pay off some of my student loans. And possibly put some of it towards the wedding/honeymoon.


Favorite time of day?

That time around 3 am when everyone else is asleep and I have the whole quiet house to myself.


What's the last thing that made you happy?

I'm doing a secret gift exchange thingy and the person I'm sending stuff to seems to be enjoying it a lot, which makes me super happy.

On a larger scale, a couple of weeks ago, I got engaged! It's pretty darn awesome.


Do you want to learn another language?

English is my primary language, but Mandarin Chinese was my first language, I just forgot most of it when I went to preschool, so then had to re-learn it all. I'm not quite fluent in Mandarin, but I can communicate decently and my reading and writing is deteriorating every day but for awhile it was pretty okay. I also took French in high school and adored it and would love to get it back. Right now, though, I think my priority is learning a bit of Italian, as we're taking a trip to Italy next fall. I also would like to learn, at some point, Ancient Greek (top of the list), Hebrew, Latin, Hungarian, Catalan, German, Russian, and Sanskrit, and possibly also Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Norwegian, and some of the other Asian languages... Not that most these are ever likely to happen. I just really like the idea of reading things in their original language...


Five things you can’t live without.

People, alone time, food and drink, words and music and art, and air conditioning (at least in my current climate).
location: Circular Stone
Mood:: 'cheerful but a bit anti-social' cheerful but a bit anti-social

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