tagged me in her journal (Survey Says -
), and now I must answer some questions! And then tag people? I don't know about that, but I'll certainly answer the questions 1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
Well...it's my name. Without a space. And just because. (My original deviantART name was wordsmith94, and that was because I fancied myself a wordsmith, and was born in the year 1994, but one AnnMarieBone
convinced me to use my real name as a way to gain recognition for myself, and even gave me a premium membership so that I could change it. I owe her a lot, actually.)2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
I'm not really the obsessive kind. I enjoy a lot of TV shows, films and novels, but it would be hard for me to pick just one. I should probably work on a list or something, but off the top of my head, I like Buffy
, My Mad Fat Diary
and...oh, I don't know. A lot more.3. How many watchers do you have now?
140 watchers. Not a lot compared to some, but then again, it's a lot compared to others. I'm just amazed that 140 people thought I was worth watching. You should say hi! I'm sorry I haven't been very active lately—just got a lot on my plate.4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
As a writer, I'm going to name three of my favourite writers
. In no particular order: SCFrankles
. Ooh, and MWBlueWolf
. And you should check out DailyLitRecognition
for some awesome pieces. There are more, of course, but these are some people/groups worth checking out.5. Or lack thereof, move along…
Don't know what this was meant to be, but okay.6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
Sometimes. Haven't in a while though, just because I've been so busy.7. What is your most popular submission?
My most commented on (343 comments), favourited (388 favourites) and viewed (4,174 views) is
You should date a guy who writesDate a guy who writes. Date a guy whose fingers are stained with ink, whose pockets are filled with pens, and whose eyes smile and dance with curiosity. Date a guy who notices things like the colour of your hair and the way you have your coffee, not because he has to, but just because it’s a habit of his to notice things. Date a guy who can barely get around a computer, but is expert with his word processor. It doesn’t matter; he prefers pen and paper anyway.8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
Find a guy who writes. You’ll find him just outside a library. He’ll like the idea of being outside, on the verge of a thousand worlds, a few steps away. He’ll love the idea of being outside, on the brink of one world, a few carefully placed letters away.
Or he will be inside a café. He doesn’t care whether it’s boutique or Gloria Jeans, moodily or well lit, though he likes it there especially when it’s raining. He will be the one with a notebook in one hand, pen in the other,
Seeing as I already kind of listed a few, I'll tell you my favourite animated shows. There are two, and they are Adventure Time
and Bob's Burgers
. I love them both. A lot.9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
Uh, everything? I can't really draw, so...10. Summer or winter?
Both? Neither? I prefer spring and autumn, but if I had to choose, I'd guess I'd go with winter. It doesn't snow where I live, so it's not too cold, but you can always put on more layers. There are only so many layers you can take off in summer. (Then again, ask me in my winter, and I might say summer!)11. Rain or Sun?
Rain. Not pouring down, though. Just drizzling. But then also sun. Both, I guess? I don't know. I'll take each day as it comes.12. What's your favorite type of music?
I'd guess you'd call my favourite genre alternative rock or soft rock, I guess. Not really sure. I listen to a lot of stuff (80s, 90s, 00s and even a lot of contemporary 'hits'). Not a massive fan of rap, and really don't like techno, but I can appreciate its appeal for others.13. PC or Mac
I'm writing this on a Mac, so I guess I'd have to go with a Mac...or it might catch on. I kind of want to stay on my laptop's good side.14. Anime or Manga?
Neither. Both. Each have their own value, but neither have been something I'm particularly interested in.15. Coke or Pepsi?
Depends on the mood I'm in. Pepsi's sweeter, but sometimes I crave post-mix Coke (like, the kind you get from McDonald's or a club or whatever). I don't know.16. Read or TV?
Read, and then TV, and then more reading.17. How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
Barely one, most days. Don't really have the time at the moment. Wish I could spare more, but it's just not an option at this point in time.18. Name a talent.
Flying. Invisibility. Telekinesis... where is this going?19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
Whichever ways tells the story the best way.20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Again, depends on the mood I'm in. KFC has pretty good chips, and I love their Krushers.21. What are your top 3 favorite books (no mangas)?
Wow, top three? Way to make it mega-difficult! In no particular order:
by Jeffrey Eugenides
- How to be both
by Ali Smith
- As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner22. Wii or PlayStation?
PlayStation, I guess, though I don't really play much of either (or at all).23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Okay, see, this is phrased better. They might not be my top three, but they are three of my favourite: The Kooks, Maroon 5 and No Doubt.25. Do you like Denny's?
We don't have it in Australia (at least, to my knowledge), so I will refrain from giving a negative or affirmative.26. What is your favorite smiley(SSSSSSSS)?
What's with all the S's? Hm, probably
because it's easy to type and is a good representation of how I'm feeling most of the time.27. What is your favorite type of pie?
Savoury or sweet? Probably beef/chicken and mushroom pie, and apple pie.28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
I think close to, but I don't think I've ever stayed up for a full 24 hours. I need my sleep too much!29. Do you go on dA a lot?
I check my messages once a day or every two days, but might not be active beyond that for a week or two at a time.30. Are you a member on any other sites besides DA?
Facebook, tumblr...and I think that's it.31. Do you cosplay?
Nope—maybe one day: it looks like a lot of fun.32. Fruits or sweets?
I should probably say fruits, but the truth would be closer to sweets.33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
Not a massive fan of popcorn (except for the way my friend Withoutthei
makes it: a glorious toffee-like concoction), but I guess I'd go with buttered. Or salted...34. Have you skipped school?
Only swimming/athletics carnivals. Not really my scene.35. Have you been on a plane?
I've been on six planes (two to Fiji and back, one to China, two Chinese domestic flights, and one back to Australia from Hong Kong).36. Have you swam in an ocean?
Yep! I think it's the Pacific Ocean...or does it stop being an ocean if it's a sea? I'm not really sure how that all works.37. Have you been ice skating?
Only indoors, a few times. I'm not very good (inevitably, I will end up with a bruised bum by the end of it).38. Favorite sport?
Noooot really a sporty kind of person. None?39. Ever been on TV?
Don't think so. Maybe one day when I'm a super famous author. 40. Favorite salad and dressing?
I don't know what it's called, but my mum makes a pretty good salad with all good things and some nuts and cranberries, and it tastes delicious with ranch dressing.41. What do you do to relax?
Read, watch TV, sleep/snooze, listen to music.42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
I work in a cinema, so I see lots of bits of films, but the last full film I actually saw was Paper Planes
, an Australian one that came out recently. It's alright. I really want to see Kingsman
though! Looks great!43. Favorite Sandwich?
Don't really have a favourite...maybe salad and ham?44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
Everywhere! I would go everywhere! But Europe is very high on my to-see list...I'm not sure how I'm going to narrow down which countries I want to see though. They all look amazing!45. Favorite time of the day?
Evening—especially those long, summery ones that just seem to stretch out for hours.46. What did you want to be when you were little?
I've always wanted to be a writer, ever since I was little. Heck, I still want to be a writer! Here's hoping!47. What do you want to be now?
Oh, didn't read this question. A...writer?48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
Um...I'd probably pick William Faulkner's brains on writing and such. Any author, really.49. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
Going with a theme here, Darl from William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
. It's hard to say why without giving it away, but if you've read the novel, you'll understand.50. When is your birthday?
25th July 51. Favorite type of ice cream?
I like most ice-cream, particularly the nuttier flavours, but right now I'm craving peppermint choc-chip.52. Last book you read?
I finished Fight Club
by Chuck Pahlaniuk the other week, for uni.53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
QBD or Dymocks (both bookstores).54. Do you buy / sell / both on eBay?
Nope.55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
I don't know. Most people ask me things that they are genuinely curious about, and how can I be annoyed by curiosity?
Actually, maybe I do know. Whenever my mum asks me, "Do you want to...?" when she's really telling me to do something. No, I don't want to vacuum, but if you
want me to, I will.56. Favorite all time movie?
Nope. Too hard. Don't even know where to begin.57. What was your favorite show when you were a kid?
When I was really little, I loved loved loved Thomas the Tank Engine
. Still have a soft spot for steam trains.58. What are you listening to right now?
Nothing.59. What is the last thing you ate?
A ham and cheese croissant.60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
A deep, verdant green.61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?
I don't know, maybe their voice? I think it differs from person to person, where and when and how I meet them, et cet.62. Favorite sport to play?
None, really. Maybe touch footy with friends or something.63. Favorite Day of the Year?
Don't have one. Just take each day as it comes.64. Hugs or Kisses?
Don't get me wrong, I love kisses, but I love hugs more. All the cuddles!65. Vanilla or Chocolate?
Both? Why are they mutually exclusive? I suppose if I had to pick one, I'd go vanilla.66. Favorite Board Game?
Probably Balderdash or Trivial Pursuit. I'll play basically any board/card game though.67. Favorite smells?
Petrichor, freshly mown grass, earth, vanilla, old books, the beach...68. What inspires you?
The goodness of humanity, and, I suppose, its wickedness as well. Humanity in general, let's say.69. Do you have any piercings?
Nope.70. How many siblings do you have?
Two sisters and a brother (all younger than me).71. Bacon Bits or Croutons?
Both.72. Favorite Day of the Week?
Depends on my work roster 73. Favorite phrase?
I'll have a think and get back to you on that one (no, that isn't my answer!).74. Favorite Restaurant?
There's this really nice Thai place, local, that is just delicious (it's called Saam's).75. Favorite animal?
Too many to choose from! I'd love a pet hedgehog, if you could get them in Australia, but I also wouldn't mind a pet rat. They're so intelligent.76. Favorite thing to do outside?
Sunbake and read. Or swim. Or just go for a walk.77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Go for a walk. Read by the window. Just listen. I love the rain.78. Favorite Disney character?
Maybe Roger from 101 Dalmatians
. Not sure though.79. Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite brand?
Yeah, I do. Don't really mind what brand. Whichever one the blessed coffee shops use.80. Tag 6 people.
Do I have to? Let's lie and say I did. If you want to do all 80 questions, then please, feel free to! You can pretend I tagged you, and then I can edit this and retroactively tag you. How's that sound? No pressure, no pain!
RETROACTIVE TAGS: (You asked for it!)