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I've nicked the following from caelith:

01. My uncle once: took me fishing for carp, but we ended up hooking an enormous catfish instead. Its whisker-barbs got stuck in his fingers when he tried to remove it from the pole. Ouch.

02. Never in my life: have I had the desire to literally go bungee jumping, but mentally? I do it all the time. There are very few creative and emotional risks I won't take.

03. When I was five: I became quite obsessed with the animated version of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. My mother, who made up batches of play-dough for me every week, found well-formed blue and green cobras all over the house for months.

04. High school was: tolerable, but junior high was memorable (and not in a traumatic way, either).

05. I will never forget: what breaking my leg felt like.

06. I once saw: Donny Osmond in a gas station in Utah when our family was on vacation there.

07. There’s this girl I know: in passing, but whose name I always forget. I've been randomly running into her all over the city for three years now, and the first time she said hello to me, it was because she had seen me perform in a Lords of Misrule production in the autumn of 2005. She went on to avidly follow the other productions I've been involved with, and only since running into her around the corner from my flat the other day have I got a solid grasp on her name.

08. Once, at a bar: I bought some Guinness just to escape the rain.

09. By noon: I'm usually very hungry.

10. Last night: I played D&D with lifegivingsword (a.k.a. James, my husband) and a couple of friends. As far as I can tell, my Eladrin rogue, Zel, is good for little other than finishing off tough critters with knives and shuriken. She doesn't say much. It's probably because I'm busy thinking about characters that have no place in the game.

11. If only I had: a new iPod. The Bentley has been dead for ages.

12. Next time I go to church: will be never.

13. What worries me most: is finishing this damned Ph.D.

14. When I turn my head left I see: James's laptop beside me on the sofa.

15. When I turn my head right I see: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.

16. You know I’m lying when: I say I'm fine without looking you in the eye.

17. What I miss most about the '80s is: the trippy cartoons.

18. If I were a character in Shakespeare, I’d be: either Horatio or Cordelia, although I'm annoyed at myself for so frequently identifying with Hamlet. My head's a cluttered place. I've also had my Lady Macbeth moments.

19. I have a hard time understanding: my home country, or at least a lot of things about it.

20. If I ever go back to school: it will mean I've failed my current degree. Heh.

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03. When I was five: I became quite obsessed with the animated version of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. My mother, who made up batches of play-dough for me every week, found surprisingly well-formed blue and green cobras all over the house for months.

I loved that movie as a child and I'd quite forgotten it XDDDDDD

re 6: that is awesome xDDDD

It's a pretty good adaptation, too.

Well, I know *some* about you, but these are all new, I think.

These are all random, too, admittedly.

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Those were the colors I remember her making - blue and green. The food coloring used to stain my fingers.

Aww, Norton anthologies!

I'm teaching my students out of the Theory & Criticism one.


omg I LOVE Rikki-Tikki-Tavi! ...and so few people actually KNOW WHAT IT IS!

I love the short story, and the animated film is a very good adaptation!

are you kidding?!? i have 'the jungle books' in english (worn to nearly nothing) and in french, and i read them both at the same time--and rikki is one of my very favorite stories!

it also was one of few cartoons that i approved of! believe me, from me, that's saying a LOT.

For all that I do know of your personality, I would never have taken you for a DnD player. And I totally agree with you on #17. The cartoons in the '80s were the best.

I've only just started in the past year, on account of James and said friends dragging me into it! I don't feel I'm especially good at it, to be honest; it's taking me ages to learn all the ins and outs and peculiarly detailed rules, and I feel like a moron every time I have to ask what I can and can't do. It's a lot more restrictive than I would ever have guessed RP to be. I'm not sure how I feel about it, except that I'm good at rolling the D20. Dice are easy once you've got the feel of them. It's why I'm good at hitting things on my weapons rolls...

I love the fact that your dead iPod is called the Bentley. :)

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