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Rule 1: Post the rules
Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger set 
for you in their post and then make eleven new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Rule 4: Let them know they’ve been tagged.

1. What would you rather hear? “You have been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardly” or “Hello, I’m the Doctor.”

I would definitely rather hear ‘you have been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’! I’ve only been dreaming about living in Hogwarts since I picked up the book when I was nine. I joined several rpg sites based in the harry potter universe, still write characters (loosely) based in the Harry Potter universe. I refuse to believe the fact that I’m actually a muggle…sigh. And besides, I don’t watch Doctor Who- well…I have watched a few episodes with Nine whenever I have downtime but still, Harry Potter and Hogwarts has been a bigger part of my life and will always remain a huge part of my life. Yeah.

2. Currently what is your number one goal?

My number one goal is to live in NYC. And the goals attached to the major goal is get a job as a forensic accountant in a firm, move my way up to senior partner of the firm, make enough money to support my parents and my brother so that they can all finally have some peace and so my brother won’t have to go into a special care home when my parents pass away. That’s my goal. 

3. Favorite ship and why?

This question is like asking a mother to choose her favorite child! It’s impossible!…But, I would have to say, right at this moment, because I’ve yet to find a ship that has encompassed my whole heart and my passion and my feelings as much ROBIN AND MARIAN, those two. Robin and Marian from BBC’s Robin Hood. Ugh, my heart. My body. My soul. Two beautiful, perfect, glorious seasons. And then the fucking season 2 finale. Nope. nope. nope. Even then, I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH! They have so much chemistry, it leaps off the screen in every scene of theirs. From the very first episode you can tell that these are two people who are (stillinlovewitheachother) so equal in every way and the clash, the push-and-pull interaction, the teasing, the underlying care, the jealousy, the exasperated tones- it’s a brilliant dynamic! They spend the entire first season in denial (more Marian than Robin) and even then you can tell how much they care about each other. Marian was really hurt when Robin went off to the Holy Land with King Richard, and she spent five years (yes, the historical inaccuracy of King Richard’s time in the holy land kills me too but let’s continue) getting over it, probably telling herself he was never coming back, finding who she was as a person, deciding that she wanted to do more and became the Nightwatchman to help and then all of a sudden poof! Robin comes back and she’s thrown for a loop, and all those feelings she thought she had buried for him come rushing back and she hides them behind verbal rebukes and hostility because she refuses to get hurt again. And then there’s Robin! Who is so changed by the war, who dreamed of her, who cares about her so much and he returns to find out Marian is still single! He lets himself hope, maybe it’s not over between them. Before being outlawed, you could tell he was gearing himself up to do whatever it took to win her back but then of course…England needed him, his people needed him, and as a Lord he knows that he had a duty to his country and land before his own (much like Marian believed the same) and- okay maybe it’s better that I stop talking about this. I just love them a lot. 

4. Would you ever get a tattoo and if yes, what of?

I told myself that if I lost enough weight, I would get a tattoo on my hip (yes, a tramp stamp) of the Taino hieroglyphic for the Coqui. The Coqui is a native frog to Puerto Rico (and the Tainos are the name of the native people who lived in Puerto Rico when Christopher Colombus 'discovered’ the island) and it’s our national symbol. It’s a little tiny frog that at night makes the sound 'coooqui!’ (coh-kee) It’s a lullaby for us, and when I first moved to Florida, I couldn’t sleep because it was so quiet here without the little frogs. I’m very proud of my Puertorican heritage and culture, so that’s the tattoo I would get.

5. If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?

Well, this is a tough one, but at the same time, not really. My brother having autism has given me a very different life than most people. My brother takes precedence over everything: studies, chores, my health, yes.  And while it is difficult, it has also made me the person I am today and I think I’m a rather okay person XD A selfless person, mostly, and it still bothers me that my brother is maybe never going to have a normal life. He’s 15 years old and he can’t speak, can’t feed himself without making a mess, can’t pick out his own clothes, can’t go to the bathroom by himself. He’s still happy, most of the time he’s visibly happy and I tell myself that’s what’s important. But he never got to learn how to play basketball with my dad, or baseball with my grandpa. He doesn’t have friends who want to come over and play video games, doesn’t have any girls he’s crushing over. Maybe he’ll never fall in love, never get married, never have any children of his own. He’ll probably always have to take 10+ medicines, every day, three times a day, to combat his anxiety. I want more for him…but there’s never been any signs of him getting better in his condition, only worse. Still, I have hope, there’s always hope. 

6. Obama or Romney?

Obama. He’s my prez, I want him for another four years. But because I’m not politically inclined, I don’t really want to say more on the subject.  

7. Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw?

Slytherclaw. I have always identified myself as a Ravenclaw from the moment I read the first book, but as the years went by, my Slytherin qualities have shined through. I was sorted into Slytherin by Pottermore too XD But, I think I’m definitely a combination of the two. But between the two, it will always be Ravenclaw. My house <3 

8. What (fandom) au would you most want to come true?

I would most want the au of Marian-didn’t-die-in-s2-and-Will-and-Djaq-didn’t-leave So that maybe Season 3 would have been better! Ugh, and maybe Robin Hood would have gone on for more seasons! More reminiscent of season 1 than anything else! Season 1 was perfect…except for of course the historical inaccuracy of some of the dialogue and of ALL the costumes. Oh show. You could have been so much better. But you’re still flawless and I still love you. While we’re at it- Legend of the Seeker. GIVE ME MY RICHARD-KAHLAN-CARA THREESOME RELATIONSHIP! Or maybe just Cara/Kahlan. Or Cara/Richard. I just really love Cara.

9. Favorite fanfiction?

I don’t read much fanfiction, but the one fanfiction I am so hooked on (and am impatiently awaiting for an update) is No Featherbed for Me by lit_chick08. It’s a Gendry x Arya (x Aegon) fic with Prince!Gendry and just…so many things, wow, I can’t even begin to try and explain it. It’s definitely something you have to read to understand XD I love Arya x Gendry. (I should, I do co-run a blog about them XD)

10. Favorite month of the year?

May. Because it’s my birthday, and it’s right at the end of spring and the beginning of summer, and it’s the end of the school year/semester.  

11. If you were about to die and had one phone call, who would you call?

My grandparents.  Because I don’t call them as much as I should or as much as they would like to. They were like my second pair of parents growing up, I spent half of the time at their house, they brought me up as much as my own parents did. I love them with all my heart. I would call them in a heartbeat and remind them how much I love them, because they’re the ones who would need the reminder most.

Now your turn to answer!

1. What’s your favorite meal?
2. What character do you relate to most?
3. If you could only watch one tv show/movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. What’s your favorite holiday?
5. Describe your 'perfect’ man/woman/significant other.
6. You’re stranded in a remote tropical island (overrun with zombies!) with six of your favorite characters. Who would you choose to help you survive and why?
7. If you were chosen to be part of the Hunger Games, what place do you think you’d place? 1st? 2nd? 24th? XD
8. Greek, Roman, or Norse Mythology? (Or any other kind of mythology?)
9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
10. What’s one of your AU ships you wish could become canon?
11. Would your rather have a dragon or a direwolf?