1. I read trashy romance in the hopes that it will be hilariously over-the-top. It frequently is and it just as frequently is pretty boring. My standards and expectations for trashy romance are completely different from my standards and expectations for YA, even if it is a YA romance.
2. I was never much of a coffee- or tea-drinker until I hit college, when I finally understood the benefits of a steaming-hot caffeinated beverage on a freezing night before a paper is due.
3. Following up on that, I've never actually pulled an all-nighter when writing a paper. I always finished it the night before, at the latest. Which means I'd be wired all night from the copious amounts of caffeine guzzled in the pre-emptive terror of spending all night furiously writing.
4. I am a cynic with a little romantic inside me, but like Drumsticks and Dingdongs, that sweet delicious center gets smaller and smaller every year.
5. I've always drawn Krispy like this, for years, because I wanted to, for no particular reason, without her having any say in the matter:
|Krispy can also be seen here in her true form.|
6. I've participated in Nanowrimo every year since 2004, which means I have four halfway-decent (and halfway-crappy) incomplete novels sitting around since Nano 2007 & 2008 comprised one long continuous novel-effort (which I'm thinking of revisiting soon), and Nano 2006 eventually became my Master's thesis.
7. In second grade, the teacher told us to write an essay about our nicknames. In one paragraph, I wanted to write "my brother calls me stupid" but I thought "stupid" was too bad and mean a word to write for a school assignment, so I wrote "my brother calls me dummy" instead.
I have since graduated to writing "fuck" and sundry assorted vulgar terminologies in my school assignments. Ah, such innocence I once had.
8. I'm a picky eater. I do not like: fish, most other seafood, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, thousand-year duck eggs, green onions, spinach except when cooked certain ways, chives, bell peppers, oyster sauce, baby rabbit, lettuce, mustard, ketchup, celery, cauliflower, Earl Gray tea, white tea…the list goes on and on.
9. I like to crochet but cannot knit to save my life. Which is a pity since knitting needles make better weapons than crochet hooks not only because they are longer and sharper, but also because you have two of them.
10. I was a precocious little bugger with regards to reading and was into Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, and Marion Zimmer Bradley when I was in the fourth grade. Perhaps this is why I've never been particularly fond of "classics"—Where the Red Fern Grows is pretty boring compared to dragonriders flying on giant dragons to flame alien-spores out of the sky before they can ravage the planet below, and the politics of a tithe-system and Weir-vs-Hold governance.
I'm supposed to tag four more people. I shall henceforth tag—
The Spectacular Sophia
The Lovely Linda
The Dashing Danyelle
The Excellent Emy
—as well as anyone else who wishes to participate! Share the random love.