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1. If you had to kill someone, who’d it be?
I don’t know if I could actually kill anyone! If I absolutely had to I would probably try to make it someone bad, like a pedophile sex offender serial killer type person.
2. What would you do if you were a character in a horror movie?
Probably be killed pretty early on by the villain. I would like to think that I would survive, but in reality I don’t have much to offer in terms of survival… I don’t run very fast, I don’t fight well, I’m pretty weak, and I’m easily scared. So I would probably just be one of the first ones killed.
3. What is your dream job?
I’m still kind of figuring that out. Right now I’m thinking collections management in a museum, but I also like doing exhibits, so it might actually be that. Or maybe in like 10 years I’ll realize that archaeology was where I wanted to be the whole time and I’ll start my career over again.
4. S’mores or brownies?
I don’t really like chocolate (I know… weird), so my S’mores tend to be just marshmallow and graham cracker. I do like the crunchy corner pieces of brownies though. I would probably go for a brownie over a S’more.
5. What’s your favourite AU of any fictional work?
I don’t actually know… My mind has gone completely blank on different AUs that I’ve read. I guess Laurie R. King’s Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell books? I’ve probably been reading them the longest at least.
6. If one-way time travel were possible, would you do it and if yes, to when?
I don’t think that I would. I think that a lot of people romanticize the past/the future as these great times, but every time period has their faults. I’m not always super content with the time that I’m living in, but it could always be worse. And who’s to say that going to the future would be any better? I think I’d stick to my current time.
7. What’s your favourite mythological creature?
8. How would you rate your overall pretzel experience in life so far?
Positive. I don’t think I’ve ever met a pretzel I didn’t like.
9. Do you think there is extraterrestrial life?
I think it’s likely. The universe is huge, and we are just a tiny speck within it (and if you subscribe to the multi-verse theory, it gets even bigger!). It seems self-centered and silly to imagine that we would be the only life out there.
10. Sci fi or fantasy?
Fantasy usually, though I have nothing against SciFi. I just tend to read more fantasy.
11. Are you a night owl or a morning lark?
I don’t even know anymore. I always thought I was a night owl when I was younger because I loved staying up late to read and stuff. I don’t do my best work at night though, or early in the morning. My peak operational time is like 10am-3pm. I guess I’m probably still a night owl though, since I still stay up fairly late when I can. I just have to work in the morning and get up early now, so i can’t stay up as late. (Side note: “Morning Lark” is adorable! I’ve always heard “night owl” or “early bird”, but morning lark sounds so much nicer than early bird!)
but just imagine a ghost that no one can see that catches an item thats flying towards someone right before it hits their face but no one can see the ghost so people start to thin k that person can make stuff float around and the ghoST IS SO ADORABLY AWKWARD IT JUST SORTA FOLLOWS THAT PERSON AROUND AND WHENEVER SOMEONE IS LIKE “duDE MAKE THAT PENCIL FLOAT” THE GHOST JUST SIGHS AND PICKS IT UP
Rules: Rule #1, always post the rules. Rule #2, answer the questions the person who tagged you asked, then write 11 new ones. Rule #3, tag 11 people then link them in the post. Rule #4, tell them you tagged them. Rule #5, tell the person that tagged you when you’ve answered the questions.
1. What is your favourite place in the world?
Oh man, hard to say! I really love Scotland, and would move back there again in a heartbeat. That being said, I also loved rural Alaska when I was there, and I love Italy (specifically Verona or Venice. Rome and Florence and all those are nice, but I preferred northern Italy). And I liked France, and Ireland too.
2. Do you like going op-shops and secondhand bookshops?
Absolutely! I love secondhand bookshops, and try to patron them as often as possible. You can find so many gems for so little money! (I’m not sure what an op-shop is, but I assume it’s the same as a charity shop in the UK or thrift shop in the US. I like going to those as well for books. I got a lot of good books for £1 at charity shops when I was in college!)
3. What colours are you wearing at the moment?
Light Blue and black.
4. Why was Daniel Radcliffe walking 12 (?) dogs recently (I am seriously asking because I am so confused about this)?
He was filming a movie called Trainwreck apparently.
5. If you could be a mythical creature what would you be?
This is a tough one too! Probably a witch.
6. If you could have a costume/outfit from any tv show or film, what would you choose?
Ohhhh anything from Pushing Daisies! Chuck and Olive’s wardrobes are my dream closet!
7. What Hogwarts house are you?
8. Do you like rain?
I do for the most part. I don’t enjoy having to walk to work in a downpour and then spending the rest of the day in slightly damp clothes, but I like sitting at home and watching/listening to it rain outside. And I like thunderstorms.
9. If you could go to anywhere, in any historical period, where and when would you go and why?
I’m not sure. There are lots of things I would like to see, but I wouldn’t like to experience a lot of the negative aspects of those times (I like my modern luxuries like indoor plumbing, air conditioning/heating, and basic human rights for women and minorities, however much we’re still fighting for them!). As much as I love archaeology, I don’t know as I would actually want to go back to any of the places/times that I’ve studied. Maybe Greece or Rome during the height of their empires, or maybe someplace Viking-related. More likely I would go to Paris in the 1920s, because it was such a hub for art and literature of the time.
10. What is something you would like to know but can’t be bothered to remember/learn (eg for me it’s constellations)?
Musical instruments! I took piano for like 5 years when I was little, and hated having to practice and everything. Then I played the clarinet and the bass clarinet in band from 5th-7th grade, before quitting because my instructor wouldn’t let me switch from bass clarinet to the oboe. I wish I had the will power to pick music back up again, though if I were to do so I would probably go back to the piano or lean a stringed instrument (violin, or cello, or something), not a woodwind.
11. What is your favourite word?
I have to choose just one? (Every word I know has now left my brain). I like the word Thistle, and I like Denouement and Penultimate, and the phrase L’esprit de l’escalier (and the meaning behind it), and I like Susquehanna (my sisters and I once wrote a song on a car trip about the Susquehanna River, which mostly consisted of us chanting “Susquehanna” over and over). Words are so fun! There are so many good ones, and they some words can be tied so closely to specific memories, while others just kind of exist in a vacuum for you!
“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”—"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)