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I just spotted this meme on [community profile] fandomcalendar, and I thought I'd give it a try since I hardly ever link to my fic on this journal. Go read my inconsequential fluff and angst and leave feedback if you can. Concrit is welcome and encouraged!

I have also come to the conclusion that I don't need to bother with tumblr to enjoy fandom. There is a lot of fun and friends here if you know how to look. Sure, I may be missing out on new shiny things on tumblr, but I'm not going to be too upset about being active there. This may change in the future, but if DW stays as my main fandom hangout, that will be okay.

On the other hand, I've been kicking around the idea of turning [tumblr.com profile] anelusivedreamer into a writing journal. The posting interface still gives me grief, but time will tell, I suppose.

Do I contradict myself? Well then, I contradict myself. I am large; I contain multitudes!
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This looks like fun. ^^; I got it from [personal profile] inkstone.

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Comment with a fanfic trope and, if you'd like, a character/pairing, and I will tell you:
• how likely I am to write it
• A few lines of theoretical fic
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What I didn't do today: Post Yuletide recs before the reveals
What I did do today:
This meme )
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1. What’s your favorite part about taking a vacation/holiday?

Different surroundings. I'm not too crazy about my home right now, so it's a breath of fresh air. It's not the general area of southern California that I dislike; it's the specific condo and neighborhood that I have grown tired of. Yet, at the end of most vacations, I am happy to return to the room that I can call my own even if it is not perfect.

2. What’s your least favorite part about taking a vacation/holiday?

I'm not fond of plane travel. In fact, I'm kind of sick of it.

3. What’s the farthest you’ve traveled on a vacation/holiday?

I'm guessing it would be the two trips I've taken to New York. Actually, I just asked my phone, and it appears that Honolulu is a little bit farther.

4. Have you ever taken a vacation/holiday (spent time in a hotel for pleasure) in your own town/city?

Not my exact city but one close to it. I have stayed in the Disneyland Hotel even though I live close enough to drive there every day. I also got to stay in a suite during Anime Expo in LA, but that's more justifiable because it can be a pain to drive up to LA every morning.

5. If you could go somewhere right now, where would it be?.

Probably England. I'm something of an Anglophile. ;)
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I won't pretend to fully understand this week's entry from [community profile] thefridayfive, but I will answer it anyway... I'm not sure if this is meant to be about the 9/11 attacks or if I'm just projecting that onto these ambiguous questions. However, I'm going to treat this like it's about my life.

1. It didn't happen?
No, nothing happened today. :( I slept way too much after staying up way too late. My motivation is in the dumpster right now. I did manage to post a hasty review on GoodReads, though.

If this is at all meant to refer to the 9/11 attacks, the world would be a different place if they never happened. We probably wouldn't have gone to war in the Middle East, and airport security wouldn't be as strict. Tragedy wouldn't be a defining event of the millennial generation.

2. What if it did?
If I had been very productive today an more in touch with the outside world, I would be very happy. I would have gone to school to work on my personal statement. Possibly, I would have seen my love interest there. I would confess my feelings and fall into his arms... ideally.

If this is about 9/11, it did happen unfortunately.

3. Did it hurt that badly?
I imagine so. Failure always hurts me. The fear of it is what motivates me to be so reclusive and passive. It's really something that I need to work on.

4. Would you remember?
Of course. Pain is always hard to work through.

5. And if you forgot?
I hope I never would.
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What is your fondest memory of something related to the stars or space?

I have fond memories of watching various educational shows related to space, particularly the Magic School Bus episode where they visit all of the planets in our solar system. :D I also enjoyed visiting the Griffith Observatory for my grandma's birthday.

What is a celestial body that you find particularly interesting?

Right now, I will say Mars. I blame this on the Dear Hank and John podcast. It's fun to learn about, and I find the idea that it may have had life on it to be fascinating.

When you look at the night sky, what thoughts cross your mind?

I feel small. We are just a tiny spec in the vastness of the universe. It's mostly void, partially stars.

Have you ever seen anything weird or inexplicable up there?

No, I wish.

Would you live in space or on another planet?

Probably not. It's fun to read about it, but I think it would be too much trouble in real life.
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1. What is your favorite scent or odor?
I love the smell of coffee.... not necessarily in the morning. In fact, I still probably enjoy the smell more than the taste.

2. What is your favorite taste?
My favorite taste is fresh pizza right out of the oven, especially the cheese. Mm, I'm hungry already just thinking about it!

3. What is your favorite sound?
The gentle sound of wind blowing through the trees outside my window. I just heard it right now.

4. What is your favorite texture?
The silky smoothness of my blue star pillow which is here beside me on the bed. I'm not quite sure what it's made of.

5. What is your favorite thing to look at?
The thick, luxurious black hair of my love interest. <3 I may be legally blind, but it's beauty has not escaped my notice.

All of these things are varying levels of nostalgic for me because they have all been in my life for a few years now. They remind me of happy times.
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I got this from [personal profile] dancing_serpent. Comment if you would like a letter as well.
Something I hate: Olives. I've never liked 'em.

Something I love: Oceans! I love the ocean. It's so beautiful and full of life.

Somewhere I've been: Oregon--I've been to this state much more than I would have liked, but I've never been outside of Portland. Overall, I prefer Washington state if I'm going to visit the Pacific northwest.

Somewhere I'd like to go: Ontario, Canada. I've never been to Canada, and I would love to go someday soon because it's right above us on the same continent and everything. I used to have a dream of going to Ontario for Anime North. I loved the anime website LELOLA.net when I was growing up, and the webmistress Pan-Chan would post con reports of that convention all the time. I know for sure it was the third biggest anime con in North America at one time, and I believe it still is. I'm not as obsessed with going to that con as I used to be, but it would still be nice to visit Canada. I could have picked Ottawa, but I'm drawing a blank as to where that is. I know for sure that Ontario is on the east coast.

Someone I know: Miss Kat Orta, a friend on Facebook from my days with the Risembool Rangers. I had the hardest time thinking of anyone who had a first name that begins with O, and she was the only person I could think of with an "o" in her name at all. Unfortunately, I don't know Oscar Wilde or Conan O'Brien in real life... I'm sure I'll think of someone else after I've posted this.

A film I like: Othello with Lawerence Olivier. Like I said, I will probably think of a bunch more films after I post this. I wouldn't say that I love this adaptation, but it is what introduced me to Shakespeare's Othello. I have very strong memories of watching this in the middle of the night years ago. Even though I already knew what would happen because of spoilers, it was still very powerful. IIRC, Maggie Smith played Desdemona.

A book I like: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, which I just read last month. :) I enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting.

"o" seemed like kind of a tricky letter, but it was easier than I thought.
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1. What was your favorite book during childhood?

I loved the Chronicles of Narnia when I was a child. Those were the first books that I truly loved. I would have probably said that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was my favorite at the time, but I remember liking the Magician's Nephew more. Actually, that is my favorite Narnia book now, but it was really hard to pick a favorite back then.

2. What is your favorite book now?

Probably Jane Eyre. *shrugs* Not only do I need to read more, I need to give this novel the proper re-read that it deserves. I haven't read it all the way through since 2011, and I would like to see if my perspective on it has changed at all.

3. What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?

Uh.. that's hard. I used to say The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but I'm not so sure now. I haven't seen that movie in years. Actually, Sense and Sensibility with Alan Rickman is probably the better choice now. I didn't like the book very much, but I loved the movie.

4. Do you prefer checking out books from the library or buying them?

When I was younger, I bought books almost exclusively. The only time I remember borrowing books from the library was when I was very young. Now, I read ebooks almost exclusively, so I buy them or find some other way to obtain them to keep. I have heard that libraries have ebooks now, but I haven't investigated it. I would much rather download books to own.

5. Have you ever been let down by a book that was highly recommended to you?

Wuthering Heights, which I still haven't found the interest to finish...


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