comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.
ayekamn, who i've known since high school, associates me with:
intelligentsia - the intelligentsia was a LARGE group of people - mostly seniors - including ayekamn and an_bhean and one of my sisters, that I hung out with when I was a freshman in high school. People my age were by and large, boring or obnoxious, or more interested in going out to get drunk then I was, so my sister, Melisa (WHO, BY THE WAY, IS MOVING TO CHAPEL HILL THIS SUMMER) just..took me with her everywhere. including to hang out with her friends. I got invited to senior prom by one of the other intelligensia people, and we all went in one huge group to eat out, to prom, to Waffle House, and then to a coed slumber party at someone's house. it was AWESOME.
i was very very sad when that group of seniors graduated, because i liked them a lot better then the people my age.
there were a couple of other younger members - me, Jay Varner, who was the younger brother of an intelligentsia member, and Daniel, who was dating an_bhean at the time.
that..probably rambled a lot and expressed very little, so, to sum up: I MISS THE INTELLIGENTSIA.
fanfic - my reason for being in any fandom anywhere ever. without fanfic, i get very sad. i read it, i write it, i breathe it..tis a lovely thing.
your sisters - naturally, ayekamn associates me with my sisters, as she's closer to their ages then i am. i have two older sisters. Natalie is 5 years older, Melisa is 3 years older. We all went to high school together. so, she knew them first.
..but she totally thinks i'm cooler. :)
live action asian shows - I AM NEVER GETTING MY LIFE BACK EVER. i fell in asian entertainment by falling in love with
they're awesome fun, short and easily swallowed whole. you lose your mind to the show and get it back within a week!
..unless you're like me, in which case you NEVER RECOVER.
Caution: Asian entertainment eats souls.
that you call your son Lord Voldemort - to be technical, we call him Lord Voldemort the younger. Or the Little Dark Lord, the Dark Lordling, Evil pants, and Bucky.
Nowadays, when you are knocked up, you have the opportunity to see your unborn in 4d when you go in to find out what sex organs your kid is carrying. this is a) fascinating, and b) kinda creepy. it's creepy, because they have to play around with the depth field and stuff in order to get the kid in focus. to do that, you end up seeing bones and skulls and it really all around looks like the skin on your kid is melting and reforming RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES.
And well...the picture we got had a startling resemblance to the Elder Dark Lord.
And really, Voldemort is better then the other option. We also called him Senor Meltyface for a while after that experience.
And biases associates me with:
Ships. Tell me about the ships that defined you, and the OTPs that you'd follow till the end of the earth. - Jesus fuck, you dont ask for much, do you? LET ME TAKE THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS OF MY LIFE TO LIST MY OTPs.
Ok, let's see. My real true first ship that i claim and still love and worship to this day is Han/Leia. I remember watching copies of Empire Strikes Back that we recorded from HBO over and over and over. The snark! the clashing! the sparks! the KISS!
Han/Leia probably had the most effect on my developing fannish brain over everything else.
We meander along, with many otps, but nothing that really knocks me down and kills me until Im sitting there, innocently watching tv in college and hear, "I'm Liz Parker, and two days ago, I died." But i didnt hit OTP until Michael stole Maria's mom's jetta - with Maria in it - and they bonded in a nookie motel, and that was officially when Roswell stole my heart and ran away with it towards the sunset.
And then, the thing happened that firmly cemented my place in this world as a fangirl. I discovered fanfic. I WROTE my first fumbling attempts in fanfic. I read stuff written by anenko, literarylemming, and magelette. i made friends, who obviously i still talk to TEN YEARS LATER.
And again, Michael and Maria snarked and fought and made out and broke up and saved the world and snarked a lot more. and they were messed up people with whole loads of baggage who screwed up and fought and fixed it and screwed up again.
that's my otp, really. snarky, messed up people who love each other, screw up royally, but love each other just the same.
Which is probably why i love Domyouji/Makino so very much. they argue, the fight, they yell..but they love each other, no matter how much of an idiot Dorkface really is.
Don't get me wrong, i love the sweet couples, too, but generally, i pine SO HARD for the snarky ones, there really is no comparison.
So bad it's good Asian entertainment. Shows, music - what keeps you coming back?
I have seen a variety of so bad it's good entertainment - starting with Full House (aka. HOMYGOD I HATE EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD AND I HATE ALL MY FRIENDS WHO MADE ME WATCH IT, TOO), spanning through Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (aka A Dirty Old Man's Favorite Way to See Girls' Undies), and currently waiting in the wings Mendol (aka This Shit is Brain Meltingly Stupid).
I just cant STOP myself sometimes! either the pretty is overwhelming, the characters have amazingly chemistry, or i just have really really bad taste in entertainment.
...that last one is freakishly possibly.
and, i know i joke, but honestly, i come back for the plot, and the character interaction. if i dont care about the characters, i wont watch it. which i why i ended up actually WATCHING all of Full House, instead of ending my misery by shoving a pencil into my eardrum - Ji Eun and Young Jae just had amazing chemistry, for all that Young Jae was an immature idiot who wanted her to clean all the time, and she was an idiot who should have known better then to trust her stupid friends. And when they started to fall for each other, it was just adorable.
..in a way that made me want to hit myself in the face, but whatever!
generally, the characters capture me, then the plot (however convoluted and high) draws me in, then the next thing i know, im downloading the OST and looking to see what other things the actors have been in.
this is why Seven Degress of Asian Entertainment doesnt WORK. i cant stop watching dramas, because everytime i think..i should watch something else - i go, but wait! this guy who was in Nodame Cantabile is in this one! and oh look! it has a sequel! Hey! I think this guy is supposed to be in that new show that sounded kind of interesting...
Your family! Young Voldemort is GORGEOUS, tell me more!
Well, ok, if you want me to brag about my kid, i GUESS I could. :)
This is us:
I am married to Brandus Thorenson - we've been together since 2001 - lived in sin for a while before getting married in 2004 and reproducing in 2007.
He's tall, he's bald, and he loves horrible puns. He makes me laugh even when I'm mad at him. He takes on way too much stuff, teaches 3rd grade, and has the impulse control of a rabbit. he's a giant enabler, which has lead me to owning some odd things - like a harem girl outfit, a sword, and entirely too many craft supplies.
Voldemort's real name is Griffin, but mostly, we call him Buddy or Bucky. He's going to be two soon, and i fear for my sanity when that happens. Kiddo was born in Anchorage, Alaska, as we moved up to the bush in Alaska after Brandus graduated from his Master's in Elementary Ed and got his teaching license. Quoth he. "Let's go somewhere fun and have an adventure before we have kids!"
We were there a month before finding out I was pregnant before we left. Whoops!
Voldemort is much fun - he talks up a storm in words we mostly dont understand (I think it's Ewok, actually), has a love affair with muffins and bananas, and would sooner have the same book read to him 8000 times in a row then watch tv.
unless it's the Muppets, in which case, all bets are off.
he's just started understanding how to use a phone, and will nod or say unhuh to answer the person on the other end. he loves to look at pics and videos of other kids, so eustacia_vye28 really needs to start posting videos of Bellatrix.
and yes, Kiddo goes quite frequently without pants.
Writing - hobby or something more?
Hobby, mostly. I find i prefer fanfic to writing original fic, most of the time, although i have written some. i do proofread on the side for an online publishing company, Torqere Press, which publishes gay erotica. So, I basically proofread gay porn for money. It's fairly awesome, except for when I want to stab myself at some of the purple prose and ridiculous set ups that I have to deal with.
It's also a great way to effectively end a conversation down here in the South. the looks i get from people are priceless.
Beautiful Asian men. Everyone knows my favourites, pick out a few of yours!
What, REALLY? How am I supposed to choose?
I mean, there is Arashi - all of whom I find beautiful and intriguing except for Nino (sorry, rinalin! I love you!), but really, how can you say no to this face?
Or these displays of epic stupidity?
Im also very fond of the pretty that is Hyun Bin, whose code name should be UNF.
Gong Yoo and Nicholas Teo's smiles can easily cure cancer. I don't understand why they are not being studied in labs. I know Gong Yoo isn't smiling in this picture, but COME ON. Look at how he's built!
I have an ever increasing crush on Wu Zun, especially when he's falling for girls dressed like boys. And is shirtless. Or kissing people - boys or girls. Im not picky.
I've recently fallen for Tamaki Hiroshi, too. He's just..beautiful. Makes you wonder why he acts in such odd things.
And, of course, the guy who actually started all of my crushes on Asian men - Oguri Shun. Who is so amazingly hot, he should probably be illegal.
There! That took a while, but it was fun! Anybody else want to play?