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Apr. 2nd, 2011

Writer's Block: Stories of old

Who is your favorite mythical creature/character, and why?

   My favorite mythical creature and/or character would have to be the sirens from Greek mythology, most notably found in Homer's Odyssey.  I think the reason I enjoy them so much is because they use their alluring voices to draw in their prey.  Considering my rather obsessive love for music, this isn't really surprising if you can look past the fact that I read vampire stories (good ones where they're monsters out to drain the blood from our veins and not just be pathetic glittery idiots). I've had many friends who couldn't seem to wrap their mind around that fact but whatevs.
   Sirens, while representing another moment in history where women are horrid creatures designed to lead men into ruin (as if the morons need more coddling), also represent a little bit of that vindictive mindset behind the hunger for weak-willed men's flesh that makes me smile all creepy-like :D Honestly, if that's what they need to do to eat and survive, it just sucks to be a sailor!

Oct. 6th, 2010

Writer's Block: Open book test

Based on the books on your bookshelf, what conclusions would people draw about you?

Based on the books I own and openly display, people would probably assume (correctly) that I enjoy the stereotypical vampire stories, though mine tend to lean towards true horror stories than the mushy romance. I do own the Twilight saga, though I have not read it since i finished Breaking Dawn when it was released. I own a few Stephen King novels, my preferred being the Dark Tower series.  Any crappy romance novels I own are gifts from my grandmothers so if it is thought I actually read them people are crazy.  I have almost the complete collection of the original Nancy Drew novels courtesy of my mother, which has helped foster my appreciation for a good mystery even if those are rather simple in comparison to what I like now.  I have so much manga I have to put it all in my closet to protect it from my scratch-happy cat.  I'm pretty sure I have something for any age as far as fiction goes, but non-fiction is severely lacking since all I think of are my mom's biographies for golf players which makes me gag. I do own various books on sharks and other forms of aquatic life from a brief desire in my youth to be a marine biologist.  Thus you can now see my entire life history through books :D

Jan. 2nd, 2010

Writer's Block: To auld lang syne

Do you usually call your friends and/or family on New Year's Eve? Do you watch the countdown or ball drop on TV or choose to ignore it? What are your favorite New Year traditions?

Personally I could care less about staying up to watch the New Year come in.  It's rather a waste of my time to give it such a specific yet pointless purpose.  If I do stay up I am generally doing something such as reading or playing video games, really anything I would do any other night haha.  My friends tend to receive a text from me the following morning, especially the underage ones who I know were drinking the night before so they can enjoy my somewhat subtle disapproval of their actions lol.  I don't wish to control their lives so I just let them feel how they'll feel when others do the same once they reach the legal limit.  This year though I celebrated by going to bed with vicadin in my system after having surgery to remove my wisdom teeth, an experience that I am so not enjoying and wish it would heal up so I can eat like a normal person.  My favorite New Year's tradition involves shrimp cocktail and crab claws that I couldn't enjoy this year due to the afore-mentioned surgery, otherwise I don't really do anything special for this day to mark as yet another day.

Dec. 17th, 2009

Writer's Block: Starting from Scratch

What would it take to get you to start a new life on a new world?
For me to start a new life on a new world there would have to be something irreversibly wrong with my home world i.e. loss of resources, solar system dying.  There would also need to be the strong possibility of the governments of the world not charging for the transport of the inevitable billions of people.  Any lack of a new start however would merely make me wish to stay on the home planet as I would not want to be a part of acting as a parasite and decimating yet another planet.  The natural greed and constant gluttony of the human race would damage my ability to leave as I would see our race playing the 'Manifest Destiny' card to exterminate any other organisms. Therefore, Selivia left behind to imagine the destruction of her kind as she struggles through her final days.

Yay for LJ!!!

Hello! I am new to LJ as can probably be seen by my lack of activity of any sort.  I happen to be a rather resplendent X-Men geek, spending my days thinking of all the reasons so-and-so should be with whatshisname.  I have also fallen madly in love with the mini-series Alice, having been an avid Alice in Wonderland fan my entire life.  Any interpretation of the Wonderland world is welcomed by me as it's always good to see what others think could be done with an idea. Thus, Frank Beddor's Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Redd make it into my favorite re-imaginings list haha. Otherwise I'm just a cracksy person who randomly screams SQUIRREL in a high-pitched voice :)