"I really expected you to immediately go for Jean Valjean for 21."
I considered counting Les Mis as a series and decided against it. It has five volumes, but they are rarely published separate from one another, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it being divided into parts and sold as a series. (It having to be a series made this question really tough, not gonna lie. I don’t read many series.)
Oh, hi! Um.
1. I like my appearance. Red hair and blue eyes and heavy freckles and my particular combination of facial features makes for a kind of unusual picture, and I’ve always liked that I don’t have what you would call an ‘average’ appearance.
2. I have a sense of humor that kinda hides from people for a while as I’m getting to know them, then it blossoms all at once into its wry, slightly inappropriate glory. Idk if it’s a ‘good’ sense of humor, but I think I make people laugh a lot, and surprise them with what I say, which I enjoy.
3. I like my metabolism! Which is a weird thing to say, but I can pretty much eat whatever I want and I rarely ever exercise (if I do, it’s for personal enjoyment, as I really enjoy running when I have the time), and my weight and muscle tone have barely fluctuated since my junior year of high school.
4. I have a really accurate internal clock that has saved my bacon countless times, if only to wake me up from a nap twenty minutes before I have to be to work.
5. My artistic ability is something I’ve always been grateful for. Almost everything to do with the arts—writing, singing, art, acting—comes very naturally to me. Some things I’m obviously better at than others, and I’m by no means a natural prodigy at any of them, but it’s always been easier for me to learn artsy things than anything else.
1. What was the last book you read? I haven’t had a whole lot of time to read lately due to my crazy semester, but I did just finish Deathly Hallows again.
7. What was the last bad book you read? Taking into account that literary taste is highly subjective, Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski (the author of House of Leaves) was a huge letdown. I didn’t even finish it, and I was hoping to enjoy it, because HoL is one of my favorite books.
11. Do you read fanfiction? I’m really susceptible to becoming an aggressive shipper whenever I find a new piece of media, so when I’m bored and don’t have anything else readily available to read, I’ll hunt for good fics of whatever ship I’m in the mood for. I used to read it a lot in middle school and early high school.
12. Do you write fanfiction? Same as above. The first, and to date only, novel-length story I’ve ever finished was a truly, truly horrible Outsiders fic that I wrote in middle school. Now, I very occasionally get in the mood to write fics of my favorite ships, mostly for my own amusement.
21. Who is your favorite character in a book series? Um…this is hard. I’m going to exclude all of the stand-alone novels I’ve ever read, which deletes an extensive amount of my literary experience, and kinda limits my pool to YA characters…I’m gonna say probably Bobby Pendragon from the Pendragon series. He was a very believable protagonist for me. I felt like his reactions to most of the situations he found himself in would have basically been mine, as well, and from what I remember he was never obfuscatingly stupid or just for the sake of plot advancement, but he also wasn’t ridiculously amazing at everything.
38. Where is your favorite place to read? Anywhere warm. I always end up snuggling up under a blanket or laying in a patch of sun to read. Not much else matters, as long as I can cuddle up. My favorite place to do that cuddling is in the bowl chair in our living room.
I’m formulating a new tattoo design of snapdragons for my back and I’m really excited, but the problem is it’s probably gonna be hella ‘spensive and I don’t have any idea how I’ll pay for it… :/
So yesterday while I was working at the bookstore some girl came up with a barcode tattooed on her wrist. Of course, my first question to her was “Can I scan it?” I guess she had never had it scanned before and was pretty excited about it. She talked about how it was sentimental to her and stuff. I scanned it and she rang up as a bag of Jalapeño Cheetos. She then became livid and, of course, I was dying of laughter.
There’s a reality show in Canada that’s basically Dancing With The Stars, except with figure skaters teaching hockey players to do figure skating routines.
The show is called Battle of the Blades!
just another reason why i wished i lived in canada
Growing up I always thought true love was red roses, dates on Saturday nights, little block box that held expensive things, and always knowing what to say. I thought true love was a kiss in the rain, deep explanations, and the perfect story. But now that I’m older I’ve realized it’s not like that at all.
See because true love for me is ugly snapchats, and peeing while you’re on the phone. True love is kissing at 6 AM despite the morning breath and singing at the top of your lungs. It’s saying all the wrong things, at all the wrong moments. It’s sarcasm and being honest even when it hurts. It’s late hours of the night when it’s been a long day and it’s no make up and bad hair. It’s tears from laughter, it’s tears from sadness and it’s nothing like any storybook you’ve ever read. It’s never running out of things to talk about, and it’s being comfortable in the silence of things. True love is watching The Titanic though you swore you never would. It’s getting mad over stupid things. It’s “you’re an idiot,” and “you’re a little shit” and knowing you’re so lucky to hear those every day. It’s spilling your feelings at 4 AM when you should be asleep. It’s that song you hear on the radio that always makes you smile. It’s the worst story you could imagine, but thank God it worked out anyways. True love is never losing the magic. True love is not leaving when things get hard.
I like my definition better anyways."