We’re gonna play a new game called Top 10 TV shows because there’s one for films, so I’d like to do one for TV shows. Write down your top shows and then tag 10 friends to do the same. Yay!

I was tagged by: the marvy toseektofind

In no particular order:

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  2. Dollhouse
  3. Suits
  4. Resurrection
  5. Downton Abbey
  6. Bones
  7. Born and Bred
  8. The Bletchley Circle
  9. Friends
  10. Pushing Daisies

And special mention for Game of Thrones, with which I have a love/hate relationship. But it trashed too many story lines, took away the agency of too many women, and they abused my favourite character too much for me to put it in top 10.

Tagging: helenaholic -chelseytalkstoomuch catelvn jaynewinsthewars savingthegingers emma—thompson and can’t be bothered tagging anymore on mobile. Too much energy! Haha. 

I’m Kat, cisfemale, mexican, closeted queer, overweight. I grew up in Texas (Houston), I’m a writer trying to diversify my work as well. Speaking Spanish fluently was not part of my upbringing, both my parents were raised to conceal or discard much of their culture, and I am fair skinned enough to pass as white in some circles. My experiences largely revolve around the process of understanding and identifying with a culture that is selectively ignored and embraced the, and how this tricky process happens in my immediate and extended family in big and small ways. I also grew up in a very large Presbyterian church. That’s not a marginalized group, but I’ve had people show interest and have questions about the practices and experiences there.

Feel free to visit my tumblr, my askbox is always open

toseektofind asked:

1, 3, 19

1: Kitchen Counter, Couch, or on top of the dryer? Kitchen counter definitely. Couches are too much like beds, top of the dryer sounds great but laundry rooms aren’t particularly sexy whereas kitchens are totally hot. Plus it goes with the whole sexy housewife pin-up thing I’ve got going on lately.

3: A fictional person that you think would be good in bed: I answered this in my last one, but I’ll come up with another! I’m bypassing the obvious ones (Tyler Durden, Andy Botwin, and Lisbeth Salander for example), so I keep coming up with kind of creepy like children’s movie characters, but whatever. Prince Philip is the most underrated Disney prince and I mean…just like…think about it. (Or wait…maybe that picture is actually a better argument for Maleficent..)

19: Who was the sexiest teacher you ever had? Last semester, I was MADLY in love with my tutor, Wyatt, but didn’t realize it until way after because it would have been awkward to like him while he was my tutor. But now I realize he’s a total dreamboat and I’d pretty much marry him tomorrow if he asked me.

toseektofind asked:

11, Zachary Ulysses! what's your favorite song!

(The first answer was a fail.)

11. In no particular order, my top 10 favorite songs are:

  1. "Location" by Freelance Whales
  2. "A Lack of Color" by Death Cab for Cutie
  3. "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire
  4. "Soil, Soil," by Tegan and Sara
  5. "Sleeper 1972" by Manchester Orchestra
  6. "We Get On" by Kate Nash
  7. "Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens
  8. "Logan Square" by Into It. Over It.
  9. "Cosmic Love" by Florence + The Machine
  10. "The Chain (Live from Webster Hall)" by Ingrid Michaelson

(I know this is probably against the rules but do I give a fuck? NO.)

toseektofind asked:

Not a Michelle-related question, but rather a reminder that you are a marvelous, wonderful person. ;)

Haha, yes there’s been so many of them. I blame ABC. Regions and timezones are the bane of us all.

But aww thank yoooou! <333 As are you, my darlin, particularly for so randomly saying such a lovely thing. A hug gif is just not strong enough, I’m afraid. I was singing your praises earlier today actually. 

Hmm…must get laptop and love you on Skype. 

I was tagged by toseektofind

The rules:

  • Always post the rules

  • Answer the questions from the person who tagged you

  • Write 11 new ones

  • Tag 11 people

  • Actually tell them you tagged them

  1. What is the last book you read and how long ago did you finish it?

    Unbelievably, this is a complicated question. I constantly have three books on the go, all neatly piled on my bedside table so I have no idea which of my previous three I finished last…But I think it was South Riding. It was a re-read, and I had forgotten how much I loved that book. It can be a little depressing, but it’s also very uplifting as well.

  1. Favorite childhood Halloween costume?

    Hallowe’en only started getting popular over here when I was thirteenish so I don’t really have one. But in general? Daphne from Scooby Doo. It was the official Sarah Michelle Gellar costume and I bought pink go-go boots and a red wig to go with it. I was nineteen? Possibly twenty. And we went to this bar in town for a huge Hallowe’en party they throw with like a zombie band and green drinks fountain and Thriller dance-off. Anyway, I spent most of the night being asked to go on photos with people and I actually made new friends by finding the rest of the Scooby Gang. Well, I found Fred and Shaggy. No one in the club was dressed as Velma. I can’t wear the costume now though as I grew my final couple of inches and so now it is way too short to be considered decent public wear.

  1. What character in any work of media do you most identify with?

    This is really tough and I’ve actually left the question till last while I thought on it. When I was very little I used to identify most with Sara in A Little Princess, but then as a wee teen I found I identified with Maria from You Were Never Lovelier, but that’s less so as I’ve grown older and changed. I relate and identify a lot with Margaret Schlegel in Howard’s End now so there’s that….God this is hard. I’ll go with Margaret; over-talkative, cause-driven, well-meaning Margaret. Who annoys some people as much as she enamours others. Sounds about right. Mix her in with Agatha Christie’s Tuppence Beresford (excitable, likes fancy dress and parties and alcohol, intelligent but easily distracted, obsessed with books and again very chatty) and I say that’s the perfect identifying combination, haha. 

  1. Preferred pizza topping(s)?

    Anything edible? No, seriously, I will try anything and usually like it. Although I tend to lean towards anything involving green peppers, pepperoni or pineapple. Bacon is also a plus.

  1. Who was your favorite teacher in school?

    Mrs Castle. My French teacher. Of course the woman never intended to be a teacher and just applied for the job as interview experience when she left university, and then cried her eyes out when she got the job because she didn’t want to be a teacher. Ironically, she was the best teacher in school. She was just fantastic, but also a really nice person, but you never dared cross her. No one messed around in Mrs Castle’s lessons. Ever. And when a naughty child was sent to her class she used to tell them off in rapid French to confuse them. Much to our amusement. I really can’t sing her praises enough though. Despite the fact she was only my teacher in high school, I owe all my fluency in French to her.

  1. What is media did you most recently consume (book/movie/tv/play/etc) and did you like it?

    Much like my book reading habits, everything is constantly ongoing. But I just finished watching Mr Selfridge and loved that (and can’t wait for season 3 next year). And I enjoyed The Widower as well, on TV, which was more recent I think. And I did finish Beautiful Chaos, a book, recently, which is part of the Beautiful Creatures series and now the book has me both adoring Sarafine (favourite character bar none now) and feeling incredibly sorry for her. I love when a book suddenly adds a gazillion new layers to a character that completely changes your perspective. I mean seriously, you steal the woman’s child when she’s on the precipice of something huge and dark which is terrifying her and she’s trying to fight against it with all her might. Maybe you all should have tried helping her instead of condemning her and letting her fall into the hands of her evil Uncle. Ah, yes, so many feels.

  1. What is your current most played song?

    Human by Christina Perri. I’m a little addicted to it.

  1. What is/was your favorite subject in school?

    French. Hands down. I also adored English Lit and Language but the teachers weren’t very good so French wins. I was always pleased whenever I had French. I also loved Maths (but only in my third year and my final year when we had Mrs G; she made it incredibly enjoyable).

  1. Beverage of choice?

    Non-alcoholic: 7up or Pepsi Max. Alcoholic: G&T or a Martini. There’s this new Elderflower Gin and making a Martini with that is marvellous.

  1. Fictional character you would most like to have dinner with?

    God, that’s a hard one. Hmm, I’m going to avoid the obvious answers and say a really odd one and I would like to have dinner with Ratty. On his little river boat. In the glorious summer, bobbing along the river, and then we’d have a nice picnic dinner on the riverbank. Ratty makes the best picnics as all the riverbank knows. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

  1. If you could have your own theme song, who would you want to write and/or play it?

    Stephen Sondheim. It would be edgy and different with rapid asymmetrical beats and rhythms which I think covers my personality and life nicely.

New questions are hard.

  1. Which book do you absolutely detest? 2. Favourite sport? If any? 3. Favourite element? Why? 4. If you could time travel where would you go? 5. What was your favourite game as a child? 6. What did you used to want to be when you grew up? Has it changed or is it still the same? 7. You can spend as much money as you like on a themed party; what theme would you choose? 8. One character in fiction that is considered unpopular but you like regardless? 9. Any bad habits? 10. What animal would your patronus be? 11. Favourite talk show host?

I tag (and trying to avoid those I’ve tagged before or those recently tagged):

unpancake

fangirlxprincess

paulinahanks

missschlegel

feels-like-the-wrong-direction

the-soccer-queen-17

irislou

la-croix-sweetie-la-croix

interruptednormalcy

isitbecauseimawesome

damethompson