11 Questions

I was tagged by the lovely Shona the-bitch-to-your-jerk to do this thingummy, when I really should be revising.
But of course, it would be a discourtesy to work now and not reply, so thanks for the procrastination help honey.

RULES are as follows:

  • Always post the rules
  • Answer the questions the person gave you and write 11 new questions for people you tagged
  • Tag 11 people and link them to the post

1. Favourite instrument visually?
I don’t know… I’m so incredibly unmusical. Maybe the cello or the french horn.

2. What’s your earliest memory?
…hmmm probably driving in the car really fast with my mum to beat my friend and her dad to the bubble blowing frog in the shopping centre at Milton Keynes. (Google it - it’s a clock and every hour it plays music and blows bubbles. We used to dance in the bubbles)

3.You now have to wear your icon’s outfit- how doomed are you?
Her dress is gorgeous. I’m very happy and not doomed at all.

4. Last book that you wanted to throw out of a window and why it made you want to do that.
The Persian Boy by Mary Renault. There are good reasons behind this that you, Shona dear, will understand. When I started the book I’d just read the book that comes before it, Fire From Heaven. Fire From Heaven centres on the relationship between Alexander the Great and Hephaistion. I had fallen in love with their relationship and shipped it HARD.
The Persian Boy focusses on Alexander’s relationship with Bagoas, a Persian eunuch who is described by Curtius as “a eunuch of remarkable beauty and in the very flower of boyhood, who had been loved by Darius [former king of Persia] and was afterwards to be loved by Alexander.” 
I was really annoyed, for obvious reasons. Because Bagoas plots to kill Hephaistion, because although Hephaistion is still Alexander’s Patroklos and much-loved, Alexander is sleeping with Bagoas. I wanted Bagoas to go away, stop getting in the way of Alexander and Hephaistion and find Oromedon, a eunuch who was his first love and taught him how to please a man.
I wanted to throw it out of the window then.
(later, though, I fell for Bagoas, and now, though I love childhood Alexander/Hephaistion, Bagoas/Alexander is my true shipping because - especially at the end - Hephaistion was a bit of a dick.)

5. Translate “I lost my shoe” into your native language/a language of your choosing?
German - ich habe meinen Schuh verloren.

6.What are you listening to right now?
my ‘non-imposing work playlist’ on spotify - the song’s changing as I type sooo Greenback Boogie, the suits theme tune.

7. To-may-toe or To-mah-to?
To-mah-to (you say to-may-toe, I say to-mah-to, you say po-tay-toe, I say po-tah-to, let’s call the whole thing off - but oh, if we call the whole thing off then we must part, and if we have to part then that might break my heart… don’t test me, I know the entire song.)

8. Favourite Marvel hero?
Idk…. I don’t really do comics. But Cap’n America seems good (but then black widow and daredevil). Don’t make me decide.

9. Name your top F/F ship (if you have any)?
I have a hundred and two. I was going to say Vauseman but no - Willow and Tara from btvs since they were the first long-term lesbian relationship on TV, and they will always hold a special place in my heart.

10. Who is your role model?
Hmm… Neil Gaiman maybe?

11. Tell me about a head canon of yours (any fandom)?
Hmmmmmm OK, Sherlock headcanon - Sherlock uses the toaster in an experiment, and John gets really annoyed, and spends a whole afternoon writing NOT FOR SCIENCE on sticky labels and sticking them to appliances… except he discovers it has no effect and just gives up.

Bonus: how was your weekend?
It didn’t have enough work in it. I did discover Outlander, though, so that was fantastic. I had a pretty shitty saturday, having said that, got a bit stressed out and over-emotional and upset.

My Questions:

  1. What’s outside the nearest window to you right now?
  2. A book you wish everyone had read but no-one has?
  3. Any strange or interesting traditions/things in your town? (e.g. an eccentric who goes around at 2am with a pole, a festival with scary tree people who call themselves Bang To Rites, a guy building a shed in a car-park, a fair every october next to your house (all examples from my town))
  4. Favourite kind of biscuit?
  5. Describe your favourite mug to me.
  6. What’s your opinion on religion?
  7. Nicest thing a teacher’s ever said to you?
  8. Did you have a favourite dressing-up costume as a kid? What was it?
  9. Describe your first best friend to me. Do you still know them?
  10. What are your grandparents like?
  11. Tell me something you like and something you dislike about your current house.

I tag! kagei-raven, team-morphine, bahamamamakuudere, pipinanapple, the-bitch-to-your-jerk, deducingisforcheesecakes, maths-turbation, cybernekokaito (that’s 8), butter-bane, jovnlock (that’s 10), luckyflyingfish (that’s 11).
No pressure to do it! (I know some of you were already tagged by Shona…I just have not got enough friends. If you do do it, feel free not to tag anyone - oh, and feel free to tag me back in! Love answering questions!)

Taggy thingummybobble

Rules: once you’re tagged you need to answer the questions listed below, of which I am told there are 92, and then you need to tag 25 other people and the person who tagged you, so thanks to my lovely (if slightly irritating) friend pipinanapple for the tag.

Here are the questions then…

What was your:
Last drink: tea
Last phone call: Lorna from church
Last text: Conrad, my dad’s friend from work, to tell him that that’s not my dad’s number anymore (I have my dad’s old phone)
Last song you listened to: You’re Beautiful by Phil Wickham (that was yesterday - I’ve had no time for music lately)
Last time you cried: …hmmm….I can’t remember. Maybe last weekend when biology was freaking me out.

Have you ever:
Dated someone twice: kinda.
Been cheated on: no.
Kissed someone and regretted it: only insane great aunts
Lost someone special: no
Been depressed: possibly. I don’t think so…
Been drunk and thrown up: no! neither!
List 3 favourite colours: dusty pink, moss green, cherry red

In the last year have you:
Made a new friend: yes!
Fallen out of love: kind of. Yes.
Laughed until you cried: yup
Met someone who changed you: yes…I was going to add something but I won’t.
Found who your true friends are: I don’t know. Maybe.
Found out someone was talking about you: yeah
Kissed anyone on you fb list: I don’t have facebook…

How many ppl from you’re fb list do you know irl: darling facebook doesn’t feature in my wondrous life.
Do you have any pets: WELL. I had a fish. That lasted three days. I had a hamster. My parents froze it to death and told me it was hibernating. So no. Not now.
Do you want to change your name: no, actually.
What did you do for your last b-day party: when did I last have a birthday party anyway? I think last year it was mostly forgotten. Last real party was a picnic at school with cake and stuff. Kind of failed because Mariam was on ramadan…
What time did you wake up today: 7:30
What were you doing last night at midnight: sleeping.
Name something you cannot wait for: the end of exam season
Last time you saw your mum: well she’s in front of me right now.
What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: Hmmm I’d have my computer working. Or if it has to be a personal thing I’d have our house finished. Or at least the bathroom. And the central heating.
What are you listening to rn: my family talking. Two minutes ago  it was Hey Rusty by Lloyd Cole and The Commotions.
Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Yes. Many. Tom the vicar’s son. He’s nice. Tom from youth group. He’s a little smug and irritating. Tom who used to be my ‘boyfriend’ as well. Poor kid has ADHD and finds school really hard. He’s also a vicar’s son… Also Tom Hill from school. He’s superbly annoying and tried to invite himself to my baptism.
What’s getting on your nerves rn: my sister Adelaide
Blood type: no idea
nickname: Fasherz, Fashameister, Fashmonster, Fash, Cess, Cess-pops, Cess-pea, Peapod, Pea, Cesspool, Cesspit, CP.
Relationship status: single and pringleish
Zodiac sign: cancer
Pronouns: she/her
Favourite TV shows: Community, Psych, Orange Is The New Black, BTVS, Firefly, Forever
High school: not really
College: not yet.
Hair colour: brown.
Long or short: short.
Height: 5"2 (and a half)
Do you have a crush on someone: yes
What do you like about yourself: I like my eyes…and my hair is nice. Also my legs. My legs are good. 
Tattoos: nil
Right or left handed: right-handed

First surgery: hurnia removal. 
Piercings: no.
First best friend: Hannah, who I’ve known since I was a baby, and lived near us, then near us, then in Surrey, then in America, now in Surrey. She’s very different from me these days.
First sports you joined: ballet
First holiday: Cornwall in November.
First pair of sneakers (trainers): I don’t wear trainers really at all.

Eating: cherry and walnut cake
Drinking: …I need a new cup of tea
I’m about to: finish this, I hope.
Listening to: Just A Minute - wait while I turn off the radio and beat Nicholas Parsons to death with a parsnip.
Waiting for: nothing really
Want kids: …sort of. I want to have kids, and see them grow up and look after them and play with them (I really get on with kids) but then I don’t want to go through the stuff it takes to make a kid.
Get married: I… I’m sorting that shit out in my mind at the moment… About future romance.
Career: author is the dream, probably something in advertising, perhaps a copywriter (google it. It doesn’t mean what you think it means) or something like my uncle Toby tobiassturt - yes he has tumblr.

Which is better:
Lips or eyes: both!
Hugs or kisses: …hugs?
Shorter or taller: taller
Older or younger: older
Romantic or spontaneous: spontaneous
Nose, stomach or nice arms: nose.
Sensitive or loud: sensitive
Hookup or relationship: relationship
Troublemaker or hesitant: ?

Have you ever:
Kissed a stranger: when I was small yeah
Drank hard liquor: no!
Lost glasses/contact lenses: yes. Once I thought I’d lost mine, and I went around asking where they were. Turned out they were on my face…
Had sex on the first date: no
Broke someone’s heart: perhaps unintentionally but I doubt it.
Turned someone down: not someone who meant it seriously
Cried when someone died: I don’t think so… maybe at my great-nan’s funeral but only because we mixed all the teas together with pepper and it was so strong it made us all cry. We were little kids.
Fallen for a friend: yes :(

Do you believe in:
Yourself: I try to
Miracles: yes
Love at first sight: per’aps
Heaven: yes
Santa Claus: …well
Kiss at first date: yeah, why not?
Angels: maybe.

I do NOT have 25 people to tag. So I’ll just tag a few. the-bitch-to-your-jerk, the-jerk-to-your-bitch since I’ve chatted to you too, deducingisforcheesecakes, team-morphine, kagei-raven, bahamamamakuudere, butter-bane… Do I know anyone else? Not really.