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Getting to Know You

Hello my lovelies!

It's exciting to see the way 1_million_words has grown during the past year! Wow!! Given that we have added so many new contributors to the community goal, I requested and received permission from my Queen kaige68 to make up this Getting to Know You post.

In the text box below are 19 random questions. If you are so inclined, copy and paste the questions into a new comment and answer as many or as few of the questions as you'd like to share. No pressure. No rules. No right or wrong way to do it. Delete any questions you are uncomfortable answering. And if there is something you want to add that's not included in the questions, add away.



Most of all, have fun with it!

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kaige68
Jun. 19th, 2015 02:59 pm (UTC)
- What is your favorite fandom(s) - It bounces around, currently I'm reading A LOT of Teen Wolf, but Inception is ALWAYS my fall back.

- Who are your favorite characters - Arthur & Eames (Inception) hands down.

- How did you find out about 1_million_words - Ummmmmm

- What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? - It is the pronunciation of my initials, KJ, and the year I was born.

- Do you write, make graphics, or both? Yeah, let's just say writing and leave it there.

- What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? - Bookkeeping and knitting.

- What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) - I find that I type the word awesome very often.

- What is your favorite book? - Persuasion, Jane Austen

- What would you name your autobiography? - Are you freaking kidding me?

- What is the one food that you would never give up? - cheese

- Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? - Take

- If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? - AWESOME! (see above)

- What's your favorite quote/saying? - "These aren't the droids you're looking for."

- What is your least favorite word? - Dodici (I just love the way is sounds.

- What's the strangest talent you have? - Finding math patterns

- What is your favorite midnight snack? - Currently, Italian Ice.

- What color is your aura? - I was told it's purple, or maybe that was one of my chakras that.

- What is your pet peeve(s)? I HATE people who call you and ask who you are.

- What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? A dog hanging out the car window as I pass. I also love watching my dog hanging out the window as we tool around town and seeing all the people smile as we go by. A bicyclist talked to him as he passed up yesterday.

THIS IS AWESOME!!! TKEYLA IS AWESOME!
asphaltcowgrrl
Jun. 19th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm dying at 'cheese' because it's what I said, too.

Also, the 'who are you' thing. UGH. Years ago, my husband and I shared an apartment with a friend of ours. His ex-wife called one day and demanded to know who I was. I said, "I live here and YOU called ME. You tell me who YOU are first." ARGH.

Hah - yes she is! And so are you! :D
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asphaltcowgrrl
Jun. 19th, 2015 03:50 pm (UTC)
I swear, 1MW is full of accountants and bookkeepers... LOL

Score on the NG quote. I adore that man, truly.

Ditto on the getting to know people better! :)
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asphaltcowgrrl
Jun. 19th, 2015 03:36 pm (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)? It kind of depends on what I'm watching/reading at the time, but some of my faves are: Common Law, Supernatural, Rizzoli & Isles, and Castle.

Who are your favorite characters? Wes Mitchell, Castiel, Dean Winchester, Crowley, Castle, Ryan & Espo, the entire cast of R&I.

How did you find out about 1_million_words? I don't even remember. I think I stumbled on ya'll while doing a search for writing comms.

What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? My LJ moniker comes from my favorite Blake Shelton song - Asphalt Cowboy. My pen name - Mika Stevens - comes from a feminized version of my husband's first name (Michael) and the last name of a celeb I was nuts about as a teen (Shadoe Stevens, if anyone even knows who he is.)

Do you write, make graphics, or both? Both, but I'm much more adept at writing.

What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? I'm a Gal Friday for a plumbing subcontractor.

What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) SERIOUSLY? (And yeah, I usually say it in all caps LOL)

What is your favorite book? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

What would you name your autobiography? Don't Read This Book and Other Tales of Horror.

What is the one food that you would never give up? Cheese. Weird, but true. Or berries. I love me some berries.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? Taking it.

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Confused.

What's your favorite quote/saying? "This must be a Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays." - Douglas Adams.

What is your least favorite word? I don't know... I know there are words that irritate me, but I can't think of any right now. Figures.

What's the strangest talent you have? I have a song lyric for every situation.

What is your favorite midnight snack? Sleep. :D But on the rare occasion I'm up in the middle of the night, I like cheese and crackers - it's a holdover from being pregnant.

What color is your aura? No idea. Hopefully something good.

What is your pet peeve(s)? How much time do we have? :D At the moment though, it's people who know more about an item than you do and yet expect you to make the call to find out what's going on with said item. That never ends well.

What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? My kids and my dorkwad cats.
agdhani
Jun. 19th, 2015 04:15 pm (UTC)
bwuhahaha...love the name of the autobiography :D
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tkeylasunset
Jun. 19th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)? Hawaii Five-0, Star Trek, Avengers, Castle (although I don't do anything fandomish in the last two.)
Who are your favorite characters? Steve and Danny from H50; Kirk, Spock, and McCoy; all the Avengers; Beckett/Castle
How did you find out about 1_million_words? I think kaige68 mentioned it to me?
What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? I wanted something that sounded vaguely Vulcan (I was only writing Star Trek then) but easy to remember. It sounded like a fun name.
Do you write, make graphics, or both? Write. I am graphics fail.
What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? I was a fundraiser. Now I'm an unemployed fund raiser.
What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) OMG
What is your favorite book? Why did I include this? I can't just pick one! The Summer of the Red Wolf by Morris West.
What would you name your autobiography? And She Made Them Laugh
What is the one food that you would never give up? ice cream
Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? take - absolutely
If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? eclectic
What's your favorite quote/saying? Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
What is your least favorite word? groin
What's the strangest talent you have? I can pick up a dime with my toes.
What is your favorite midnight snack? Ginger snaps
What color is your aura? beige
What is your pet peeve(s)? mean people, people who stop at the bottom of an escalator and don't leave you room to get off. Where am I supposed to go, peoples?
What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? My dogs
asphaltcowgrrl
Jun. 19th, 2015 03:57 pm (UTC)
I love the title of your autobiography. :D

Ditto on the favorite book though. I finally decided to go with the one book I can read and re-read, because I'm not a re-reader by any means.

Also re: escalators, people who crowd the outside of an elevator trying to get on before you can get off!

Aw, our pets seem to be a common theme here. :)
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agdhani
Jun. 19th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)? oh geez...that changes often, lol. I'll give it a shot though. The Original Star Trek (or the new one...so long as Spock is involved) Hannibal, Constantine (even though they killed the show), Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Buffy/Angel, XMen, Marvel-verse...Torchwood & Dr. Who, Black Sails, I'm sure I'm missing tons...
Who are your favorite characters? Magneto, Wolverine, Professor X, Spock, John Constantine, Jorah Mormont & Tyrion Lannister, Hannibal and Will Graham, Phil Coulson, Rick & Daryl, Spike & Faith...the Vampire Lestat...Charles Vane and Cpt Flint, Capt Jack Harkness...
How did you find out about 1_million_words? I don't even remember, lol!
What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? agdhani that I use most often online is a word I created in the language of my main WIP
Do you write, make graphics, or both? Mostly write...but sometimes the graphics bug bites me
What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? I'm an administrator & grant writer for our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate
What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) I have no clue ;)
What is your favorite book? Another long list...but one of the ones I read most often as a kid was Robinson Crusoe
What would you name your autobiography? I have no idea...never thought about it
What is the one food that you would never give up? pizza
Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? Take the picture; I might break the camera otherwise ;)
If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? creative
What's your favorite quote/saying? No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse
What is your least favorite word? bae...or whatevs
What's the strangest talent you have? they're all probably pretty strange
What is your favorite midnight snack? I don't usually have one...but if I do its either Lucky Charms or cheese sandwhiches
What color is your aura? I'd say green...but most quiz type things I take usually come back with white or yellow.
What is your pet peeve(s)? hypocrisy and stupid drivers
What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? my girls, my grandson, my dogs...a really good movie
asphaltcowgrrl
Jun. 19th, 2015 04:03 pm (UTC)
How awesome your LJ name comes from a language you created. :)

Also very cool that you work for Habitat for Humanity.

ARGH - stupid drivers are everywhere.
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crookedspoon
Jun. 19th, 2015 03:49 pm (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)?
I don't think I have a favourite fandom? Like K, it bounces around a lot. I'm multi-fannish, which can be a bit frustrating if you cannot write ALL THE THINGS at the same time, lol. But to name a few I like... Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman: Arkham games, Gintama, Bleach, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, iZombie, The Wheel of Time, other things I probably forgot.

Who are your favorite characters?
Harley Quinn, hands down. Also the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Deadshot, Riddler; Takasugi Shinsuke, Katsura Kotarou; Mycroft Holmes; Cadsuane Melaidhrin

How did you find out about 1_million_words?
I think it was mentioned in the snowflake-challenge in 2013? Someone mentioned it somewhere, but at the time I didn't understand the concept and wasn't writing very much, so the idea of pledging to write a certain amount (as I understood it back then) seemed daunting, and I didn't have time to find out more. It was only a year later that I remembered the comm and pestered H and K with questions on how this works xD The rest, as they say, is history.

What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it?
It's adapted from the song Crooked Spoons by Otep, who's one of my favourite artists.

Do you write, make graphics, or both?
Still in the process of learning to write. I used to podfic shorter works, but with only a window of roughly 12-4am that I can use without traffic noise (which is basically also my most productive writing time), I haven't been up to it in recent months.

What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life?
Being a lazy, lazy pilot student.

What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.)
"That's interesting!"

What is your favorite book?
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.

What would you name your autobiography?
Nothing to see here or The Melancholy of a Social Recluse, though I wouldn't actually write it.

What is the one food that you would never give up?
I used to think it would be milk and cheese, but I've been a vegan for several years, so "giving up food" is fairly easy for me. You find a lot of other incredibly yummy things, which balances out whatever you avoid.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
Take, take, take.

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
Lazy.

What's your favorite quote/saying?
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to get rid of it." - Oscar Wilde

What is your least favorite word?
Sexily. Seriously, cut it from your mental dictionary, unless it's for parody reasons.

What's the strangest talent you have?
Similar to K: seeing numerical patterns.

What is your favorite midnight snack?
I usually don't have anything to snack on...

What color is your aura?
Idk.

What is your pet peeve(s)?
I hate it when people say they're going to do something and then don't do it. It can be something casual like "I'll tell you tomorrow." Hedging is fine though.

What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face?
Lots of things. I'm a ridiculous person thinking ridiculous thoughts. If I'm in a good mood, chances are I'll be walking the streets with a stupid grin on my face, or trying to suppress it. :D


Also yay, getting to know you post :D

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asphaltcowgrrl
Jun. 19th, 2015 04:08 pm (UTC)
I love that your name comes from a favorite song, too. :D

My 15-year-old went vegetarian a year ago this coming Sunday. She wants to go vegan, but with three non-vegheads (her father's name for her) in the house, I told her once she gets a job, she can go vegan. Until then, I have enough trouble funding our regular grocery bill. :D But I'm proud of her because it's a major change. So, good for you, too. And you're right - you really do find things that fit within your eating plan that work.

I love ridiculous people. :D
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thtwzjustadream
Jun. 19th, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
Well, I can see one thing for sure: There will be few people actually *in* the 1_million_words group photo. Everyone will be trying to *take* the picture, lol.....

What is your favorite fandom(s)?
Trek was my childhood love. Lost was my first hardcore, life-changing pash in a long time. Also love H50, SPN, Halt and Catch Fire and Sense8. Oh, and I adore Fringe.

Who are your favorite characters? - Jack on Lost, Steve on H50, Castiel on SPN. Hmmmm...think I go for the serious, wounded, needy types much?

How did you find out about 1_million_words?- Haldoor! She is my slash mentor (whether she likes it or not, lol).

What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it?
It's from the song Losing My Religion. Not to get all deep, but it's how I feel about life a lot - we never understand a lot of it, and often it feels like a dream (good or bad).

Do you write, make graphics, or both? - I can make graphics fairly well but I'm no artist.

What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life?
Manage digital operations for a company, assist with marketing/research/etc - whatever they need me to do web-wise.

What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.)
In life, probably 'cool' - that's cool, everything's cool. Which I guess kind of dates me. :). I was very happy when 'groovy' came back for a while.

What is your favorite book? - LOTR trilogy. The Hitchhiker's Guide books. Jane Austen - especially Persuasion.

What would you name your autobiography? - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For...

What is the one food that you would never give up? - Angel hair pasta

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? - Take

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? - Inquisitive

What's your favorite quote/saying? - Wherever you go, there you are and Not all those who wander are lost

What is your least favorite word?
More like least favorite phrase -- which is 'Just Sayin'' -- that phrase should be done now, please.

What's the strangest talent you have? - A freakishly good memory, but not in a useful way. In a useless trivia way.

What is your favorite midnight snack? - cheese and crackers or celery and hummus.

What color is your aura?
My guess would be blue, but an online test just said probably purple - related to the nervous system. Sounds right.

What is your pet peeve(s)?
Misuse of Its versus It's, or There/Their/They're. I know, don't be a grammar scold.... I'm trying to get over it.

What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face?
Being on a beach. Baby animal videos, especially things like cats raising squirrels or a dog with its own pet kitten or pandas doing anything.

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kaige68
Jun. 19th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
High five for Persuasion!

Our group photo would be of a lot of people holding cameras!

In a useless trivia way. Trivia Crack!

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livejournal
Jun. 19th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
Get to Know Me Post (1-million words)
User clarahow referenced to your post from Get to Know Me Post (1-million words) saying: [...] where I was answering questions. SO, it's here. I am leaving some of it in a comment on the post [...]
clarahow
Jun. 19th, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
So...I was incapable of keeping this short, so I posted all my answers in an entry on my journal because reasons. If anyone wants to go read it / comment / ask questions about it, please do so!

Excerpts below.

How did you find out about 1_million_words?
I...don't remember. I feel like it was when I found the landcommaddicts comm and there was a post for it but that may not be true.

What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it?
LJ username (clarahow): Clara Oswald who is my twin and my baby. When Clara was first introduced (and actually I still use it) I tagged her as 'clara who' because we didn't really know who she was or where she was from and there were multiple names for her and i wanted not to confuse myself by trying to tag with one or more of them. But now, we're still twins, but we as a fandom have a better idea of who she is. But how she is who she is? Less so. Also it's just me being existential and shit.

ao3 username (charleybradburies): This was my tumblr url for ages. One of my absolute fave characters from Supernatural is Charlie Bradbury; and when I made a tumblr, because one of my middle names is Charlotte, I started going by Charley online - because I didn't want to give my 'real' name and because I wanted to be clever. I really do like the username though.

tumblr url (agentroxylancelots): Because I'm in love with and rather like the amazing Kingsman Agent Roxy aka Lancelot. That's p much self explanatory.

actual name (E.J.): Gonna tell y'all something I don't tell that many people cause this comm is special and awesome. These are the initials of my first and primary middle names; they stand for Elisabeth Joy, in short because my parents are sentimental dorks. However, virtually no one ever gets my first name right, so I've basically had a two-decade-long identity crisis about it. It's been the cause of low self-esteem (cause if you care about someone, you should care enough to spell their name right, right?) and other unsavory shit. So, as an (almost) adult (I chose it a couple years ago) I decided that I wasn't even gonna bother. Also, I'm nonbinary, and Elisabeth is like really feminine. AND even though the name Joy is feminine too I find it a really important trait and want to emulate that and keep it close to me, so having it in my name reminds me of that.

Do you write, make graphics, or both?
I write. I write like hell. I've made a couple graphic things, though, even though I don't find them particularly good. And for a while in high school I was really into making Harry Potter fanvideos. But mostly, write. All the time, anywhere, etc. I've been more into fanfiction in recent years, but prose, meta analysis, original fiction, and lots of poetry have also flowed from me at various intervals.

What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life?
Write. Like, really. But I'm an elementary education major in progress. Currently (well, in like a week) I'm taking an anthropology class at American University.

What's your favorite quote/saying?
My goodness, so many. Hmm. I nominate Taylor Swift as the primary speaker of those quotes BUT since I talked about my name earlier in this post, I'll give you Det. Kate Beckett's amazing: "even on the worst days, there's a possibility for joy."
Which yes, is the scene and quote in the icon I used for this comment.

What is your least favorite word?
Excuse you, I love all words!!! Maybe like, meninist or dub-con, or something along those lines.

Follow the above link to the post if you feel like finding out more. Or don't. Whatever. It's cool.
thtwzjustadream
Jun. 19th, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
Say hello to AU for me! I graduated from there ...urm... quite a while ago. ;). I loved it! Loved it there. Hope you enjoy the course.
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fairyniamh
Jun. 19th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
1. What is your favorite fandom(s)? Teen Wolf, Star Trek AOS and TOS, Supernatural, Supernatural RPF, The Blacklist, BtVS

2. Who are your favorite characters? Raymond Reddington, Leonard McCoy, James T. Kirk, Jared Padalecki, Jenson Ackles, Dean Winchester, Derek Hale, Stiles Stilinski, Spock (TOS), Xander Harris, Spike

3. How did you find out about 1_million_words? TKeyla pimped the comm (when it first opened.) I joined just as I joined another writing group. It was a rocky start here, but things have smoothed out.

4. What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? I love the Fae folk and Niamh is one of their queens. Though in the traditional language it is pronounced Neeve, My name is pronounced Nimh.

5. Do you write, make graphics, or both? Oh I do both, and I am trying to do a podcast too.

6. What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? I am a happy housewife. I write between caring for my family (including my furry family members0, cooking, cleaning.

7. What phrase do you use the most? (In real life.) Enhance your calm (name) Spartan.

8. What is your favorite book? Taltos by Steven Brust and Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

9. What would you name your autobiography? Musings of a Mad Mind

10. What is the one food that you would never give up? Bar-b-que

11. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? Take the picture

12. If you had one word to describe yourself, What would it be? Insane, but fun.

13. What's your favorite quote/saying? I am here to chew bubblegum and kick ass; and I am all out of bubblegum.

14. What is your least favorite word? smelt (sorry, you smelt metal and you smelled the bread baking. This was a physically painful lesson for me.)

15. What's the strangest talent you have? I can flip my tongue upside down.

16. What is your favorite midnight snack? Honey Mustard on a tortilla

17. What color is your aura? blue… I think.

18. What is your pet peeve(s)? Ending words with a t instead of ed. You get your knuckles rapped or your mouth popped enough times, you learn to associate the word/habit/action with pain; and you learn to despise it.

19. What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? Seeing other people happy. (Except at a funeral. Does not extend to kids… they make me run away.)
kaige68
Jun. 19th, 2015 07:12 pm (UTC)
LOVE LOVE LOVE the bubblegum thing!!! It makes me giggle all over!
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kitmerlot1213
Jun. 19th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)? Sherlock Holmes fandom: BBC Sherlock, Elementary, the RDJ movies, the Jeremy Brett series, all of them

Who are your favorite characters? Sherlock is awesome, but Dr. Watson—John and Joan—is who I relate to.

How did you find out about 1_million_words? I think it’s a fabulous place that is helping me to stretch my writing wings

What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? My real name is Kathy, so Kit is a shortened version of it, at the time, merlot was my mom’s favorite wine and 1213 is my birthday.

Do you write, make graphics, or both? I am attempting to be a writer

What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? I work in an office—I’m grateful to be employed but it’s office work

What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) I have a few: ‘Oh man’, ‘That’s just wrong’ and I’m going to start to use ‘Son of a biscuit eater’

What is your favorite book? To Kill a Mockingbird

What is the one food that you would never give up? Bacon

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? I have such a hard time taking pictures with a phone and a camera, so I’d rather be in them

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Low-key

What's your favorite quote/saying? “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

What's the strangest talent you have? I can bend the top half of both of my pinky fingers back

What is your favorite midnight snack? Utz’ sour-cream and onion potato chips

What color is your aura? Green

What is your pet peeve(s)? People purposely mispronouncing words

What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? Seeing my niece and nephew


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kaige68
Jun. 19th, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
We're so thrilled that your so active now!!! It's very exciting!!!!

And then... BACONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
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angelus2hot
Jun. 19th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)? Charmed, Angel/Buffy, Andromeda, Hercules the Legendary Journeys, Farscape, Star Trek(TOS), SGA, SG-1, SPN, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Sherlock (BBC) and etc....

Who are your favorite characters? Cole Turner!!, Angelus/Angel, Dylan Hunt, Hercules, John Crichton, James T. Kirk, John Sheppard, Jack O'Neill, Cameron Mitchell, Dean Winchester, John Winchester, Klaus Mikaelson, Damon Salvatore, Sherlock

How did you find out about 1_million_words? craterdweller posted about the comm on her lj and I was in the midst of a horrible writer's block and decided to check it out.

What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? My name was given to me by my daughter when she was little and very, very sick. She'd just gotten diagnosed when she told me the name she had come up with. I've used it ever since and have no intention of ever changing it even though she is grown and in remission.

Do you write, make graphics, or both? Both, definitely both.

What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? I'm a happy domestic goddess. :D

What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) OMG

What is your favorite book? Really? That's like asking my who my favorite child is.... but if I have to choose The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

What would you name your autobiography? This too shall pass

What is the one food that you would never give up? chocolate (I don't eat a lot of it but I like knowing it's there if I want it) :D

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? take the picture

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Describe myself.... I don't know, I'd probably say... dependable

What's your favorite quote/saying? This too shall pass.

What is your least favorite word? whatever.

What's the strangest talent you have? I can roll my tongue over.

What is your favorite midnight snack? a banana.

What color is your aura? I have no idea.

What is your pet peeve(s)? Animals dressed like people.

What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? My kids and my hubby.
kaige68
Jun. 19th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yay for craterdweller, and yay for you being here!

SUPER yay for remission!!! That is so very awesome!
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lanalucy
Jun. 19th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oooh. This is perfect. I haven't posted anything yet, because I was getting my feet wet, so to speak. :)

What is your favorite fandom? BSG2003
Who are your favorite characters? Kara Thrace, Karl Agathon
How did you find out about 1_million_words? Somebody on GYWO mentioned it.
What is the significance of your penname? How did you come up with it? Lana is part of my name, and Lucy is a family nickname. Mashing them together worked perfectly when I was first entering the internet back in the dinosaur ages of dial-up.
Do you write, make graphics, or both? Write.
What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? I'm an editor, and I do a little bookkeeping. I read/review a lot. Also, I'm a gramma.
What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) Whatever - in real life.
What is your favorite book? I don't know about a favorite, because I have so many books I love, but my One True Book is Icarus by Danika Stone.
What would you name your autobiography? WTF?
What is the one food that you would never give up? Chipsandhotsauce. (yes, that's one food. lol)
Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? Take. Always.
If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Ordinary.
What's your favorite quote/saying? What goes around, comes around.
What is your least favorite word? I love words, so I don't know.
What's the strangest talent you have? I can put a baby to sleep even when it's too tired to drop off. I apparently write porn with underlying moral lessons? Not sure what that's about, but people've commented on it more than once. lol
What is your favorite midnight snack? Um, anything I can eat with my fingers. Chocolate.
What color is your aura? Frak if I now.
What is your pet peeve(s)? Oh, too many to list. Intentional rudeness, child abuse, misusing homonyms...
What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? My grandson's face. The sound of a woodpecker (don't ask me). Babies laughing or talking. Puppies. Kittens. Katee Sackhoff laughing.
haldoor
Jun. 20th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
Welcome, welcome, welcome! We love having new members, or people dipping in their toes when they haven't yet! ;-)

Yay for grammas!

Your quote is yet another really awesome one!

Great smiles list too! ;-)
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haldoor
Jun. 20th, 2015 01:39 am (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)? Oh, c'mon, really? I'd be here all day. I'll try and keep it down to a mere few that I'm more active in... perhaps. Lost, LoTRiPs, ST:AOS, H50, Torchwood, Firefly, The Flash/Arrow, True Blood, and more minorly, CSI: LV, Revenge, Fast & Furious, House MD, and bunches of others that I don't really follow so much as watch on TV and elsewhere
Who are your favorite characters? Again, very hard to limit myself, but how about Sawyer from Lost, Steve from H50, Jack & Ianto from Torchwood, Mal from Firefly, Lafayette from True Blood, Nolan from Revenge, Brian & Dom from FF, House & Wilson from House MD, and many, many pretty boys throughout the history of TV and movies. :D I'm shallow, what can I say?
How did you find out about 1_million_words? Find out? I co-invented it, my darlings!
What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? My penname here is a combination of the name 'Hal' as in the computer on board the Discovery One in '2001: A Space Odyssey' and the word 'door' from one of my favourite quotes from the same movie, "Close the pod bay door, Hal". In fact, I just reversed the last two words. It also happens that 'Hal' is the first three letters of my family name, and that both my names have seven letters. I like the symmetry of all that. ;-) I also invented a pen name for myself if I ever get around to publishinga novel, which is E.A. Hayward. That's short for Eric Ashleigh Hayward, which is Eric for Eric Clapton, Ashleigh for Ashleigh Brilliant and Hayward for Justin Hayward; three incredibly talented individuals. Should I mention that I also have a twitter called burnt_bread and that I have another penname which is an anagram of my fic journal, haldoor_honey?
Do you write, make graphics, or both? Both, although I am stirctly an amateur who uses online programs for the graphics side of it.
What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? As little as possible... ha! In my job, I am officially known as a 'Technical Officer', which involves knowing a particular computer and payment system very well and rearranging it to suit the investigators' decisions on fradulent activity in the Government department I work in. Wow, that sounds way more impressive than it actually is...
What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) "I still got it!" in RL (because yes, I was brought up on lashings of Happy Days) and in fic... umm, probably semi-erect, because I just love suggestivemess. ;-)
What is your favorite book? OMG, how to choose? SO MANY! 'Interview With the Vampire' by Anne Rice probably comes in as #1 though, because while probably not technically her best work, it was what STARTED IT ALL for me and for future vampire (romance?) writers who all reference her in some way whether they realise it or not. The first 'slashy' book I can remember reading and loving. But there's also The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (because Douglas Adams was BRILLIANT), and some amazing gay books I read when I was younger and had no idea slash fiction was everywhere, in particular 'The Catch Trap' by Marion Zimmer Bradley and 'Children of Disobedience' by A. Findlay Johnson, both of which are incredible. The latter particularly would make a very awesome movie.

and because I am always using ten words when two would do, part two to follow...
haldoor
Jun. 20th, 2015 01:40 am (UTC)
What would you name your autobiography? Keep Passing the Open Windows (from a line in 'The Hotel New Hampshire' by John Irving)
What is the one food that you would never give up? Eggs! (not kaige68's dog - I would never eat him!)
Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? I'll be in the picture with kitmerlot1213 because I just like to go with the underdog where I can (not that Kit is an underdog, but everyone else said 'take'. I like taking pictures more than being in them, but I can't help it, I gotta even the score a little if I can!)
If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Paradoxical
What's your favorite quote/saying? I LOVE QUOTES! I do them all the time and there are so many good ones! Lets go with 'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya; you killed my father; prepare to die!' from The Princess Bride, but I use a bunch of others all the time too!
What is your least favorite word? mucus (makes me wanna throw up!)
What's the strangest talent you have? Strangest? Hmmm. I have a few talents (all of them fairly useless) but I guess the weirdest one is being able to reach into a filing system and lay my hand on the exact file I'm looking for would have to qualify there. I'm also good with patterns (not just numbers but also words and shapes) and I can also flip my tongue over!
What is your favorite midnight snack? Sleeeeep. I don't tend to eat much after midnight (maybe I'm already a gremlin?)
What color is your aura? I tried several tests and I might be orange, yellow or green, but who the heck knows?
What is your pet peeve(s)? Too many to list, really. Hair on the soap probably wins, but...
What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? Men giggling (not regular laughing, but actual real giggling, which only a few guys can do), animals, my kids on good days, pretty men on my TV, nice comments on my fic, 1_million_words!

And I apologise for all the typos in part one, and since I now can't correct them because I put up a reply to my own comment *facepalm*, my correctness OCD is screaming at me to 'just fix it already'. I hope everyone can extrapolate the correct words by themselves. (yes, I also hate bad grammar/spelling/punctuation and - ironically - people who don't re-read or use spell-check when THEY FREAKING SHOULD!)

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guineamania
Jun. 20th, 2015 09:03 am (UTC)
What is your favorite fandom(s)? - Can I say three: Daredevil, Les Miserables, Glee

Who are your favorite characters? - Matt Murdock, Blaine Anderson, Grantaire

How did you find out about 1_million_words? - I really cannot remember, I just sort of did ...

What is the significance of your penname (if any)? How did you come up with it? - It's been my username for years and it's about my ten year old self's obsession with guinea pigs

Do you write, make graphics, or both? - Write, I am 'graphically challenged'

What, generally speaking, do you do in your real life? - I am currently a high school student but in September I will hopefully be going to university

What phrase do you use the most? (In real life or in your works.) - Ummm, I say "For fudge's sake" a lot

What is your favorite book? - Legend of the Guardian King Series

What would you name your autobiography? - Things I Did That Time

What is the one food that you would never give up? - Passion Fruit, anything Passion Fruit

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? - Be in the picture

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? - Shy

What's your favorite quote/saying? - If life gives you lemons, find someone whose life gave them vodka and have a party

What is your least favorite word? - can it be a name because after Geography A Level it has to be Eyjafjallajokull

What's the strangest talent you have? - I can train problem horses (not wild horses, that's out of my skill set)

What is your favorite midnight snack? - Any type of crisps

What color is your aura? - Violet

What is your pet peeve(s)? - Self centered people

What is always guaranteed to put a smile on your face? - Ducklings
haldoor
Jun. 20th, 2015 10:54 pm (UTC)
I love guinea pigs too and have had many over the years! ;-) Do you still have some? Unfortunately the last ones we had died a few years back.

Oh wow, I never would have guessed you're still at high school - you come across as more mature than many of them around! Good luck with uni! ;-)

Ducklings are very sweet! I still remember the time my kids first saw yellow ones (NZ mostly has mallards) and they didn't realise they were ducklings! ;-)
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