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28 December 2009 @ 02:18 pm
WAVES HI! TO YOU, YES YOU!  
So I've had, over the last couple of months, lots of new people add me.  I don't know if you're here for the graphics or for the random (I'm guessing graphics) but I'd LOVE to know a little more about you than I can discover stalking your profiles!  So, wanna introduce yourselves?



please, answer any or all or some of the following questions in the comments... I don't care if it's short answers or long missives (really! I want to know about you).

What is your CURRENT favorite:

+ animal

+ drink

+ TV show

+ dessert

+ music to dance to


Spending Time

+ Name a book you've read over and over. Tell me why it's so ripe for re-reading (if you want).

+ Same goes for movie...

+ If i visited where you live (or your favorite place) what's an off-the-beaten-path site to visit or thing to do that you'd recommend?

+ What's your favorite fandom & pairing, if any? If you were going to pimp it, what would you reccommend? (links are appreciated)

+ Tell me about your favorite restaurant, or the best meal you ever had.


Random & Fandom Fill in the Blanks

+ For a story/show/film to grab my attention, it has to have a character who is ______________.

+ I never thought I liked ______________ genre/category of fic, until I read ______________.

+ I'll read almost any pairing/fandom/type of writing, so long as it has ______________.

+ My favorite type of graphic or vid always features ______________.

+ Once you get to know me, you'll never remember how you lived without my ______________.

+ I found your lj through ______________ (be they friend or other site).

+ I've been on lj since ______________ and got an a lj because _______________.

(and in case you're curious how I'd answer my own questions, I'd taken this thing and responded as the first comment... the one with the icon of *me*)



and now I have that song in my head ... getting to know you.... getting to know all about you....getting to like you....getting to hope you like me....

ETA: or maybe i should have titled this "come out, come out, where ever you are!"
 
 
 
my monkied brain: _Mekatekat1010 on December 28th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
My Own Answers
What is your CURRENT favorite:

+ animal -- My Dog domino!!  Though I pretty much love cats, all cats.

+ drink -- (alcoholic) whisky, neat / (nonalcoholic) cherry coke

+ TV show -- (current) glee / (past) btvs

+ dessert -- chocolate.  any kind.  if it has chocolate in it i probably love it.

+ music to dance to -- right now? Adam Lambert's For your entertainment it's the single...and it's dancy.  I love techno/dance/house/ambient/trippy stuff to dance to


Spending Time

+ Name a book you've read over and over. Tell me why it's so ripe for re-reading (if you want).

Robyn McKinley's "The Hero and the Crown".  I read it whenever I'm sick - it's one of those comfort books for me.  A story about a girl that vanquishes a dragon.  Yet, not the usual 'she falls in love with the prince' kind of thing.  It's a must read for every 14 year old girl.

+ Same goes for movie...

Serenity -- I've seen this movie like 8 times?  I like the action, I like the characters.  It's very similar to The Fifth Element, which I also love as a movie I can spin onto the DVD player anytime, at any moment, and just enjoy. 

+ If i visited where you live (or your favorite place) what's an off-the-beaten-path site to visit or thing to do that you'd recommend?

I'd take you to the Griffith Observatory.  Sure it's pretty famous, so it's not as off the beaten path or anything, but in this town it has nothing to do with movies, or entertainment, or any other type of hollywood glam.  We'd goof around in the science exhibits and then head up to the roof and play a game of chess.

+ What's your favorite fandom and pairing? If you were going to pimp it, what would you reccommend? (links are appreciated)

Favorite fandom:  well, fandom that is nearest and dearest to my heart is Btvs, Buffy/Giles, Giles/Spike, Giles/Xander, Xander/Spike (oh, hell, I'm a pairing ho, I could list way way more of these)
Fandom that I'm currently totally infatuated with: American Idol Season 8, Kris/Adam

For recs, see my recs tag.....


+ Tell me about your favorite restaurant, or the best meal you ever had.

Favorite restaurant right now is this little place called the Villiage Idiot.  It's a bit of a gastro pub on melrose, and has the most fantastic british pub food.  And, yes, I know that sounds oxymoronic, but the thing is that it's really hard to find someone who will do a leek tart with a pastry crust that is flakey and light and only $8 (and serve it with a frissee salad with mandarin oranges).  They do these lemon ricotta pancakes with home made honeycomb butter that MELT in your mouth.  Can you tell I've mostly been there for breakfast?  And even though I've never done their typical English breakfast, I've been assured by the people who sat next to us who were brits themselves that it's the only place in town they can get a breakfast that tastes right.


Random & Fandom Fill in the Blanks

+ For a story/show/film to grab my attention, it has to have a character who is in some way strong (and often female, but not always).

+ I never thought I liked Real Person Slash genre/category of fic, until I read glimmergirl's Colin/Bradley fics and astolat's Kris/Adam fics.

+ I'll read almost any pairing/fandom/type of writing, so long as it has hurt/comfort that isn't melodramatically angsty.

+ My favorite type of graphic or vid always features some twist of light or color that catches my eye....

+ Once you get to know me, you'll never remember how you lived without my inconstant commentary?.

+ I've been on lj since 2005 and got an a lj because elizabuffy made me do it.

Edited at 2009-12-29 03:09 am (UTC)
Emelyeemelye_miller on December 29th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
What is your CURRENT favorite:

+ animal -- The loris.

+ drink -- (alchoholic) A Chino Latino Mohito / (nonalchoholic) coffee

+ TV show -- (current) glee / (past) btvs

+ dessert -- creme brulee.

+ music to dance to -- swing.


Spending Time

+ Name a book you've read over and over. Tell me why it's so ripe for re-reading (if you want).

Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Melodrama, social deconstruction of the 19th century, murder, love, betrayal, music, orientalism... the book pretty much has it all.

+ Same goes for movie...

Amadeus. It's chicken soup for the opera singer's soul. And how beautiful is Prague in that movie? Seriously.

+ If i visited where you live (or your favorite place) what's an off-the-beaten-path site to visit or thing to do that you'd recommend?

There's a sweet park in Uptown. Very excellent for tree climbing and frisbee.

+ What's your favorite fandom & pairing, if any? If you were going to pimp it, what would you reccommend? (links are appreciated)

Oh jebus. Currently, Spike/Xander, Giles/Buffy, Buffy/Angel, Faith/Willow, Willow/Giles... it's a tangled, tangled web. Also, I ship House/Wilson. Previously shipped Snape/Hermione, mostly for the quality of fic available but I've never been married to the pairing for any particular ideological reason.

+ Tell me about your favorite restaurant, or the best meal you ever had.

Hard to say. Possibly Murray's in Minneapolis.

Random & Fandom Fill in the Blanks

+ For a story/show/film to grab my attention, it has to have a character who is outwardly strong but inwardly vulnerable.

+ I never thought I liked bdsm in fic, until I read Blackmail by Antennapedia.

+ I'll read almost any pairing/fandom/type of writing, so long as it has comedy.

+ My favorite type of graphic or vid always features an ironic song choice or juxtaposition.

+ Once you get to know me, you'll never remember how you lived without my obscure cultural references?

+ I found your lj through BTVS Top Five.

+ I've been on lj since 2006 and got an a lj because it's where all the cool kids were hanging out.
my monkied brain: You Rockkatekat1010 on December 29th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
*tackleglomps you* thanks darling, for doing my meme!!

and LORIS! sooo cute!! Also, we're liking the same TV shows! why is it i've never seen you mention glee? are you in the fandom? I have done no fandom looking over there. I love mojitos - but i'm confused - what's special about a Chino Latino Mojito?

I also love the fact that it looks like you had as many problems listing your fav pairings as I did! And now I will have to pay more attention to your obscure cultural references (although this may be a problem because often I find I am strangely culturally illiterate).
Emelye: Cheeremelye_miller on December 29th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
*g* I'm not really in the glee fandom. Mostly, I'm just content to watch the show. There hasn't been a moment for me of "oh wait, it could have/should have gone this way" that would have propelled me into the fic communities.

Chino Latino is a fab equatorial restaurant in Uptown that serves the most amazing mojitos - and has long before they became trendy. The booze is top quality, the mint is always fresh but I think what tips it for me is the stick of sugar cane in liu of a stir-stick. I have friends who've now moved out of state who return purely on the merit of this drink.

My cultural references are not strictly high-brow. Just random and obscure, much like the machinations of my characters. ;-)
anyjayanyjay on January 3rd, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
What is your CURRENT favorite:

+ animal - My cat Domino is probably my favorite of our family's pets -- he's the mellowest. We also have two princess cats and an extremely excitable dog.

+ drink - Hot cocoa

+ TV show - Castle - Good mysteries and Nathan Fillion. Who could ask for anything more?

+ dessert - Fudge

+ music to dance to - Mostly 80's stuff, but I also love to polka


Spending Time

+ Name a book you've read over and over. Tell me why it's so ripe for re-reading (if you want). The Curse of Chalion - I love the theology, especially the sermon of the cups. I love the importance of human free will and choices, and the way that Bujold ties everything together at the end.

+ Same goes for movie... There are many, many movies that I watch over and over. The first one that comes to mind is Ten Things I Hate About You. I like how well it mirrors the original Shakespeare, and how the two sisters are so different, but are there for each other when all is said and done.

+ If i visited where you live (or your favorite place) what's an off-the-beaten-path site to visit or thing to do that you'd recommend? My favorite independent bookstore.

+ What's your favorite fandom & pairing, if any? If you were going to pimp it, what would you reccommend? (links are appreciated) Giles/Xander, of course. I'd recommend anything by Mireille719 or Drsquidlove.

+ Tell me about your favorite restaurant, or the best meal you ever had. Peking Duck Quesadilla with fruit salsa at the Red Hawk Bar and Grill in Ann Arbor, MI.


Random & Fandom Fill in the Blanks

+ For a story/show/film to grab my attention, it has to have a character who is growing/learning.

+ I never thought I liked Xander/Spike, until I read SavoyTruffle.

+ I'll read almost any pairing/fandom/type of writing, so long as it has strong characterizations and good writing.

+ My favorite type of graphic or vid always features ______________. This is hard for me to answer. I haven't watched many vids, but the ones I have watched haven't really grabbed me. I'm artistically challenged, so the best thing I can say is that I like graphics that show insight into the character/pairing/story.

+ Once you get to know me, you'll never remember how you lived without my knowledge of random, useless trivia.

+ I found your lj originally through No One Knows.

+ I've been on lj since 2007 and got an a lj because I wanted to post fanfic.
my monkied brain: g/x - belovedkatekat1010 on March 16th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
ok, so first off, i am SO SORRY it has taken me so long to respond to this! (but, on the good side, i am responding, even if it's like forever and ever after you commented?)

And I can't believe you have a cat named Domino - I have a dog named Domino! (see icon above) Is your cat black & white? Is that where the name came from? We ended up doing it because we were looking at Bond Girl names and it was the only one we could agree on (yes, we're weird, I know this one).

Peking Duck Quesadilla with fruit salsa at the Red Hawk Bar and Grill in Ann Arbor, MI.

MMMMM. of course, it's close to dinner, but that sounds DIVINE.
MMM, fudge. This makes me want to make fudg

e. And I completely agree with you about 80s music (although, not as much about polka unless it's sort of a polka mix?)

I'm adding The Curse of Chalion to my to read list (which i may actually get to sometime near 2020 *fingers crossed*) it sounds fabulous.

I love 10 Things I Hate About You as well!! There is this set of films I will watch over and over again, no matter if they're on commercial TV, or if I've seen them 20 times before, and that is absolutely one of them :)

so the best thing I can say is that I like graphics that show insight into the character/pairing/story.

i think this is actually kind of an awesome, and really complex thing to say about artwork - and hardest to achieve too ;)

YAY for the G/X love, btw. It's so funny because they were one of the pairings I came to read/understand last (even after S/X, which I thought was totally improbable at one point but now ... ). And now they're kind of fondest in my heart.

Thank you again for filling this out sweetest!
anyjayanyjay on March 30th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
Yes, Domino is black and white. He was already named when we adopted him, but my girls liked the name and kept it.