I've gained a few new watchers as a result of Inktober (thank you everyone!), and I have started being a bit more active here on dA. Therefore, I thought it might be a good idea to share a little bit more about myself! I've formulated the questions myself and anyone is free to use this template for themselves, just be sure to give me credit! If there is anything I haven't answered that you would like to know, ask away.
~ INTRODUCTION ~
Online I go by "Harley", "HarlequinnPaws", or "HP", whichever takes your fancy!
In a relationship, we'll be celebrating our nine-year anniversary this year
We're not particularly fussed about getting married, but you never know!
My natural hair colour is blond, however, it was purple for a good few months and will be going pink soon.
Yep, I'm practically blind without them
I hate putting things in my eyes so contact lenses are a no-go. I love my glasses though, they are a bit Clark Kent-ish. The only time I hate them is when I'm wearing a VR headset.
~ MY LIFE ~
Self-employed; I run and own two businesses
I have a Foundation Degree in Animal Management & Behaviour
Not many, but that suits me just fine. I'm lucky enough to have two amazing best friends who are more like family than anything else.
Um... yeah... haha! Do you want the whole list or....?
I'll summerise this bit for everyone so it doesn't read like an essay X3
I have two dogs, Titch the Yorkshire Terrier and Stella the GSD x Collie x Mix. Then there's my moggy cat, Zebedee.
Also four snakes, five frogs, three geckos, one chameleon, three tortoises, two water dragons, three monitor lizards, one iguana, one tegu, a colony of cockroaches, a colony of beetles, three giant snails, one parrot, one tropical fish tank, one tenrec, and two tanukis
None, and I will never have any (out of mine and my partner's own personal choice plus my crippling phobia of pregnancy).
Countless scars from animal bites and scratches over the years! I have a scar just below my lower lip from a childhood accident where I tripped over and bit clean through the flesh...
and also a scar from a surgery I had when I was 16 to remove a potentially cancerous lump in my breast (trust me, always check your boobs girls!)
When I was a toddler I broke my foot on an escalator when it got stuck between the steps as they were closing. Apparently, my foot was essentially folded in half
I can't wiggle my toes properly on my right foot but apart from that, there was no lasting damage.
~ FANDOMS ~
Slytherin and proud!
Vampires or Werewolves?
Also werewolves, no matter what fandom.I can't think of any other fandom related questions at the moment, so here's a list of some of my other fandoms X3
Feel free to ask any questions of your own and I will answer!
My Hero Academia, Bloodborne, My Little Pony, Hellsing, Okami, The Witcher, Jurassic Park/World, Overwatch
~ GAMING ~
PS4, although my partner is determined to turn me into a PC gamer.
I also play on my Nintendo Switch from time to time.
Bouncing between Overwatch, Jurassic World Evolution, and finishing Horizon: Zero Dawn on Ultra Hard New Game+
Okami, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Bloodborne, Slime Rancher, Overwatch, Dishonoured, Super Smash Bros, Pokemon.
~ MUSIC ~
Rock and metal!
Such a tough choice, but I do always come back to Fall Out Boy.
Runners up include System Of A Down, Amaranthe, Powerwolf and Five Finger Death Punch.
My favourite song ever? Hmm...
Tentative by System Of A Down or Unravel from the Tokyo Ghoul anime.
Currently Listening To...
Black Veil Brides, 3OH!3 (one of my guilty pleasures), and POP/STARS by K/DA (the League of Legends song that's everywhere X3)
~ FAVOURITES ~
Mars Bars forever! If we're talking proper meals, then I'd have to say scrambled eggs. Mmm...
Inglourious Basterds, easy peasy! Jurassic Park is a close second though
American Horror Story
Michael Fassbender will forever be my celebrity crush
~ FIVE RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME ~
I drive an ex-military Landrover Defender 90! That may not be exciting for some people but it is for me, it's my dream car. His name is Monty
I still live at home with my mum. This isn't through choice but rather a result of the housing economy around here making it near impossible to purchase property. I'm hoping to be moving out this year, or next year at the absolute latest.
My (tiny) claim to fame is that I once met Sir David Attenborough at a book signing. I had this whole cliche speech in my head planned out about how much he inspired me to work with animals etc., yet when it was my turn I shook his hand and make this really high pitched squeak because I was so excited and nervous
This was then followed up by me saying (still in a high pitched voice) "sorry, I'm just really nervous". Luckily I think he's used to it as he smiled and said that it was ok
I've volunteered and done work experience with numerous zoos, and my more memorable experience was working with and training harbour seals at an aquarium.
My favourite place in the world is Scotland, specifically the Scottish Highlands. I don't live in Scotland (I live in England), but whenever I visit there I feel so happy. I only visited the Highlands for the first time last year and up until that visit I had never felt so at peace
There you have it, a boatload of information about me! If there is anything you want to know, ask me (I don't bite, I promise