I was tagged by fightyourdragon
ages ago I know I’m so sorry but here we go
1. Why did you choose your URL?
I joined tumblr when I joined the Sherlock fandom and at the time I was really intrigued by the idea of looking at a person’s mind as a palace, so I found an URL with that in it and kept it ever since.
2. What is one of your pet peeves?
Oh this is actually a very recent thing that happened to me. I don’t get people who listen to music in the library and then turn the volume up so loud that everyone around them can hear. In the library. Where people are trying to read. And study. Just no.
3. How closely does your online persona match your real life persona?
Huh, that’s a hard one. Not much I think, since I’m not online as much as I used to be.
4. If you have a tattoo what is it? If you don’t, what would you consider getting?
I don’t have one, but if I ever got one I’d probably get something small on a shoulder blade or hip or something.
5. What fanfiction story do you think everyone needs to read?
The Paradox Series by wordstrings. It’s Johnlock and pretty amazing.
6. What is your favorite happy-making food?
Usually when I feel bad I make this creamy rosemary chicken with rice.
7. What are three things you love about yourself?
hmmmmm okay okay. Not a lot of those lately but I’ll manage.
a) I like my ability to pick up language skills rather quickly.
b) I’ve been told by people that I’m a good friend, that’s something I really love and I’m really proud of.
c) I don’t really hold grudges, usually. If someone says something to hurt my feelings I can usually put it past me rather quickly if I get an apology. I particularly like that about me because I’ve known people who are rather different from me in that respect and being able to forgive people just makes life so much easier. On me and others.
8. What are the titles of the first 4 books on the top shelf of your bookshelf/ Or dvds or games if you don’t have books.
Whisper by Isabel Abedi
Lucian by Isabel Abedi
Die Stadt der wilden Götter by Isabel Allende (Original Spanish title: La ciudad de las bestias)
Im Reich des goldenen Drachen by Isabel Allende (Original Spanish title: El reino del dragón de oro)
sorry it’s not more exciting but I have to sort them alphabetically or I wouldn’t find anything
9. What tv series do you try to get everyone to watch?
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. SERIOUSLY GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW.
I’VE ALSO GOTTEN RIDICULOUSLY OBSESSED WITH VAMPIRE DIARIES
10. Which tumblr friend do you think everyone should follow?
oh no. that is a mean question to ask. I’d have to put like 20 people on here. nope, not happening.
11. If you could live in one fictional universe, which would it be and why?
Harry Potter probably, yes.
not tagging anyone yet, I have like three more of these to get through
Do you ever just pause while reading a fic because you can’t handle the cuteness and you’re just like
THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENS. NOT EVEN EXAGGERATING
this is me
Eventually whenever Pavlov heard a bell ring he had an uncontrollable urge to feed a dog.
pros of long fics: well thought out, character development, builds relationships
cons of long fics: impending sense that something is going to go wrong at any moment
They’re together and happy, but there’s still ten chapters left.
So someone I know does woodwork in his spare time… and he showed me this yesterday:
It’s a map of Middle Earth. That he carved onto a table. Himself. In 60-ish hours (or, as he initially put it, “3 Harry Potter audiobooks”)
Just look at the detail…
And the effort that went into this.
Nerd level: Master and Commander.
When Bucky does finally get introduced to Tony, like “This is Tony Stark, Howard’s kid”, and he goes all sad and quiet, looks at the ground and admits that he killed his parents, I want Tony to just nonchalantly start listing off all of the things that Stark Industries weapons are responsible for, look him in the eye and tell him “we all make mistakes when there’s someone else calling the shots.”