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16 July 2007 @ 09:51 pm
I am tired and bruised and I have answers to questions!  
Oh, so very busy. I hope nothing too exciting has happened to you all in the past 3 days, because if it did, I haven't seen it. I skipped back a bit, but I couldn't go all the way. :/

So... saw OotP. Non-spoilery review: Good overall, but as it's my least-fave book, it's no surprise that it's not my fave movie. Overall, I like what they did with it, and in some respects the movie version is more palatable. I feel like a bad bad person saying that, but I've always felt that OotP was the weakest book. *shrugs* You don't need to agree.

Had a blast at Disneyland and down in San Diego with all the t00bs, but my plantar fascitis was totally acting up with all the walking and I am sooo tired. Must go to bed early tonight. Also, every time I'm in San Diego, there's a part of me that longs to stay there. :( Waaaah.

radinden has asked me some rather interesting questions, so I will answer them below. I'm supposed to ask other people questions, so if you want me to ask you some, leave a comment and I'll at least make the attempt.

1. Compare and contrast: real-life Orange County, fictional OC.

Well, I'm assuming that you're referring to the television show The OC, in which case I can't answer this question. I've never seen the show and have no interest in seeing it. I've also never seen the movie called Orange County (although I'm not certain if the movie is about OC, CA or another state, since there is an 'Orange County' in at least three states that I can think of off the top of my head). I'm not a huge film and TV fan - and yes, I can explain that, but whenever I do people think I'm a complete and utter freak. :P

2. In the same vein, you've just moved to one of the most desired (not quite the same thing as "desirable") places on earth. That said, if you could be living anywhere on earth right now (work notwithstanding), where would it be?

If it was work and money notwithstanding, I'd say England, absolutely. There are two places I've been that have felt like home - Southern California is one, and England is the other. I was born, raised and spent the majority of my life in the Chicago area, but it never felt like home.

3. All fandoms inevitably generate petty drama. Discuss.

Oh bloody hell. Yes, they all do. It doesn't matter how big or small the fandom is - there are always jealousies of some stripe, and it seems like being jealous is the main problem in fandoms. They're all huge popularity contests - who's the biggest BNF (Big Name Fan) of them all? And when it comes to fandoms involving real people - Drake Bell, 30 Seconds to Mars as opposed to Harry Potter, for example - then you get all the people who lord over others how many times they've met the people involved or how close they are to them (or think they are), etc etc. There's constant one-upmanship, and the politics of fandoms are enough to make anyone mental. I can't tell you how many times I've seriously considered jumping ship completely from one fandom or another, but... somehow, I never do. Ultimately, all the cool people I meet via fandoms manage to make the shite worthwhile. At least, that's how it's gone so far - that's of course subject to change. ;)

4. What would be in your personal Room 101?

UGH!!! There are so many possible answers to this, but I'm going to go with it being rather like Indiana Jones - a room full of BUGS. OMG I HATE BUGS. I don't CARE what they are, I don't CARE what they do, I hate the damn creepy-crawlies and I can think of nothing worse than to be trapped in a room full of bugs that kept crawling on me and/or biting/stinging me. Just the other night when I was outside, a spider went down the front of my blouse and I SHRIEKED and pulled my top away and made the spider fall down to the ground. Of course, I was talking to a GUY at the time (he got a bit of a show, oh yays -.-), and he laughed his arse off at me. He's all, "It was just a spider!" and I'm like, "IT WAS ON MY BOOBS!!! OMGWTFBBQ!!!!" -.-!

5. Finally, although I'm sure this crosses over into a different meme, just why the hell are you interested in "lesbian ghost sex"?!

LOLOL You're a bad British person!! Haven't you ever seen Hex?! Lesbian ghost sex FTW!! I'm bisexual, and two sexy, scantily-clad women writhing around is HOT. Yeah, I said it. ;P
Where am I?: OC
I feel: soresore
sansepinessansepines on July 17th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
I'll totally take a few questions! After 14 straight days of work I have 3 days off and after Day 1 I'm already bored to tears. I actually went into work for an hour today wtf.
Vicki: Jared - Glyphs on neckhermorrine on July 17th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
1. What was your favorite thing about living in the UK for uni?

2. Relatedly, you've had quite a variety of school/work experiences in the past few years. As you're heading towards another change, do you feel any closer to knowing what sort of a direction you want to go with your career?

3. What's your favorite alcoholic beverage?

4. In your now educated opinion, what's the best product made from honey or beeswax?

5. What's the biggest dream you've seen come true in your life, and what's the biggest disappointment?
sansepines: Pillow Girlfriendsansepines on July 18th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
1. Traveling. It was so great to be able to drop everything for a weekend and go to Prague for next to nothing. Huge thumbs up there.

2. At the moment I'm leaning towards massage therapy. It's easy to get certified, it doesn't take long, and it's applicable to so many fields. I can do medical massage, spas, cruise ships...

3. Pimms Cup!

4. Haha, great question. I'm thinking beeswax candles. They smell divine (like honey) they're super pliable, they don't drip or smoke... my company's Lip Treat is pretty good too.

5. Oh man... These are just the first answers that come to mind, I'm sure I would like of others if I tried.
Biggest dream come true: most recently, finally losing weight. I've always been moderately overweight, but then I gained just crazy amounts towards the end of uni and I couldn't lose them. And now that I finally am it's just a great sense of accomplishment, and it's just wild to see how peoples' reactions to me have changed (especially with men. Sigh.)
Biggest disappointment: I always planned on getting married right after uni. I always wanted to meet a nice guy in uni, get married shortly after graduation, get pregnant within a year, have a big house and nice car and be a stay at home mom. And here I am, 3 years after, moving every six months and doing things like moving in with a guy I just met last Friday. I'm happy with my life, but it's not what I had planned for myself.
Cat: loverusstycat on July 17th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
I hope you got some good sleep last night. I think I'm going to just wait for HP to come out on dvd and then see it. So far no one has really made it sound worth it for me to see in the theatre.

Is San Diego cheaper or more expensive to live then OC? San Diego is such a nice area, but I know little about it cost wise.

I LOLed at #5. Even I know what Hex is! LOL Silly Americans FTW! hehe

Okay give me some questions. :)
Vicki: Brothers Letohermorrine on July 17th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
I didn't - I need to seriously go to bed EARLY tonight. I always get caught up reading something. :/ OotP was good, don't get me wrong - I personally think GoF was better, however. Go for a matinee if you can - don't pay full price at night.

SD is about the same as far as costs, really. It just feels a bit different down there... a bit more laid back, I guess. OC still has that significant influence flowing down from LA.

Hex is yummy. The thing I find the funniest is that I made the 'lesbian ghost sex' thing up after seeing it, and for a long time I was the only one on LJ with that as an interest. Then, suddenly someone else had it, and I was like, ....whu? LOL

Hmm, questions... okay:

1) I know about some of your inspirations for your artwork, but tell me a bit more about your process for working on a piece.

2) If you could meet anyone famous that you haven't already met, who would it be and why? (and you can't pick Trent Reznor - that's just too obvious!)

3) What's the hardest part of being a mother?

4) Tell me your silliest memory from when you were young.

5) What's the biggest risk you've ever taken, and how did it work out for you?

breezy.: d.bell | hair flip and a grinmadeitsimple on July 18th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
a big freaking giant hug for #3. you pretty much just wrote what i've been thinking for a long time now, but you put in a way that was so much more eloquent then i ever could. so, hugs for all!
Vicki: Jared - sittinghermorrine on July 19th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Thank you! *HUGS* I suppose being involved in so many fandoms has given me some amount of insight... ;)
psychodoll30 on July 18th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you didn't get much sleep. Thanks for letting me yak at you though.

Wow, most of the people I know have never even heard of Hex. I love that show. I guess it's just where I live.

I'm always happy to answer questions, so if you can think of any you want to ask me, go right ahead.
Vicki: 30STM - Guitarhermorrine on July 19th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
This isn't easy because you don't have any LJ interests!

1) How did you get into 30STM?

2) If you weren't living in SLC, where would you like to be living?

3) What are you studying in school?

4) Relatedly, what do you want to be when you grow up?

5) Tell me about some hobbies you have or things you do for fun.
psychodoll30 on July 19th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
Yes I am a very secretive person. No not really, I just don't like to put interests, because they seem to change a lot. And I am horrible at thinking of what my interests are. I am also really bad at describing myself.

You came up with very good questions.

1) How did you get into 30STM?

Well I had heard some of there fist album when it came out, and kind of liked it but didn't really get into them. It wasn't until last October,(when I was having kind of a hard time) I was driving home from class one day, and The Kill came on the radio, It really had an effect on me with they way I was feeling. That was when I really started to get into them. When I got home I got on my computer and started looking into them, that is actually when I found out that it was Jared and Shannon. So that's the story.

2) If you weren't living in SLC, where would you like to be living?

That's a hard one, I love living in SLC, but if I where to live somewhere els I think it would have to be Scotland, because I am of scottish descent, so it really interests me. And I had friends that actually grew up there, and they made it sound really nice.

3) What are you studying in school?

Criminal Justice.

4) Relatedly, what do you want to be when you grow up?

Sadly I'm not sure. When I started school I wanted to be either an investigator for the medical examiner or a crime scene photographer, but now I'm not sure. I still have two years to figure it out though.

5) Tell me about some hobbies you have or things you do for fun.

I am a very lazy person so I don't really do much, besides watch tv and surfing the net. My two main interests online are 30STM and Kett Turton. One thing I really like to do, but don't get a chance to that much, is shop. I am also very interested in photography and would love to take classes for it, but don't have the time right now. Oh and music is a big interest of mine. Being a full time student, and not having very many friends where I live makes it hard to have a life.