I rarely remember my dreams. One recurring dream that I used to have, though, involved my mom adopting a Tyrannosaurus rex. Now, normally, this would be an awesome thing because dinosaur, but it terrified me. Most of the dream was me hiding in my bedroom room with my dog, Dave. Sometimes, my mom would bust open my door and tell the t-rex to go see Aimee. I did not want that. Other times, I would have to creep around the house to go to the bathroom/shower/eat/leave, which often turned into a panicked run. Someone, analyze that mess.
2. Favorite video game of all time, and why?
Mass Effect 2. Guys, this trilogy means so much to me. When I work out. When I walk with my head up. When I leave the house. When I socialize with people. When I get angry. When I help someone. More often than not, I’m just trying to be the person Commander Shepard would want me to be. It probably sounds insane written out, but it’s helped me get through my hardest days.
But the second Mass Effect is my favorite because of the supporting characters and complex relationships. You’re a good guy working for the bad guys doing your best to do what’s right.
3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Only one thing? Yikes. I suppose I wish I were more I dunno, confident? There are a lot of things that I’d like to do that I don’t fell safe/secure/confident enough to do. Things like going for a long walk or run by myself sound really awesome in theory but terrifying in practice. I used to combat that by bringing my dog, but it’s been a while since I’ve had that. I’m just not confident enough to be alone.
4. What’s the best meal you’ve ever had and why?
Bruce and I were on our honeymoon driving the California coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. When we pulled into our hotel in Avila Beach, we were pretty disappointed. It was an older place and pretty nice, but not at all like the boutique hotels we’d stayed at the previous nights. So we apologized to each other for our error in judgement and decided to go for a walk.
We walked along the seawall and up the piers. Saw otters playing with sea lions. and watched the sun set over the hills. We stopped into an oceanside restaurant, had some wine and had the best meal of my life. I don’t even know what I ordered (grouper, maybe?), but the sound of the waves, the ocean air, and company, of course, was perfect.
Eventually, we went back to the hotel. On one of the nightstands was a book with stories and comments from all of the people who had stayed in the room before us. We spent the rest of the evening on the balcony overlooking the ocean, reading their stories, and feeling mighty foolish for having ever thought we made a mistake coming here.
5. If you were a pokémon, which Pokémon would you be?
Magikarp. “Magikarp is a pathetic excuse for a Pokémon that is only capable of flopping and splashing. This prompted scientists to undertake research into it.”
6. What do you do to unwind?
I play video games. There’s nothing more relaxing after a hard day than taking out a Raider camp with a pistol, piss and vinegar.
7. If you could date any fictional character, who or what would you date?
Garrus Vakarian. Codename: Archangel. All-around turian bad boy and dispenser of justice in an unjust world… Also he kills Reapers on the side.
Seriously, though. I’m SUCH Garrus trash. I just love his character arc through the Mass Effect trilogy and then there’s the voice kink thing and the fact he’s one of the only people who’s stuck by Shepard’s side through everything and the respect and admiration he shows. Just, ugh, that awkward space birb is hard to get over. There IS no Shepard without Vakarian.
8. What’s your beverage of choice?
The blood of my enemies.
9. If you could live in any fictional universe, which one would you pick?
Sometimes when I think about space, I feel almost homesick. I think there’s a German word for that. It’s probably a strange thing for someone who feels anxious just walking to the park, but I want to live in a universe where I can be there.
10. What what in the butt?
So for my questions:
1. What character would you cosplay? 2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do? 3. If you could see any band/artist perform (past or present), who would you see and when? 4. Pokémon GO or Pokémon NO? 5. What one memory will you (for better or worse) never forget? 6. If you could see any book/game made/remade into a movie, what would it be? 7. What would you do if you won the lottery (say, $20 million after taxes)? 8. Do you think time travel is possible? 9. Is there one book/movie/song that’s so perfect that it makes you angry? 10. What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
no obviously I have graduated to Evil Lesbian status so all m/f ships Repulse me like water on the wicked witch. I exist purely to destroy the fun of ppl who ship m/f. it’s never ever for my own comfort.
sorry im kinda bushed so this is undeservedly snarky but honestly it’s not really your business?? I famously don’t actively enjoy Popular m/f ships, maybe because they often come with the assertions that anyone who doesnt enjoy them either doesn’t like the characters or doesn’t respect the story, which has never jived with me. one romance does not a full characterization make.
Besides even if i liked m/f ship(s) it wouldn’t mean that i don’t prioritize f/f m/m and nb ships way more
“Musicals are something that your logic doesn’t get, but your emotions do. A good musical bypasses logic and here in this post-9/11 world of filmmaking, where it’s hard to get audiences to suspend disbelief and everything needs to make logical sense, musicals are just a hard sell. Not impossible, but they don’t jive with what’s common.” - Lindsay Ellis