1. You must post the rules;
2. Each person must post five things about themselves in their journal;
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create 10 new questions for the people you tag to answer
(there were other rules but I don't actually know ten people well enough on here to tag them. XD; You do this if you want to)
Random stuff about me:
1. Once upon a time I had blue eyes, like my mum. But my dad has green eyes and these days the green has started to come out in mine. The effect should be quite pleasant, but the blue and green haven't mixed very well, so I'm left with rather dirty-paint-water-coloured eyes. They're too big for my eye sockets, too. I'm serious. I'm short sighted because my eyes are so big they're compressed by the sockets and it's meant I've lost focus. I only need glasses when I'm driving and when I go to the theatre.
2. My family has four cats: Sutz, Billy, Zoe and her daughter Tamzin.
3. I am dyspraxic, which is often known as "clumsy child syndrome". Sufferers often have difficulty with balance and coordination. It took me years to learn to catch a small ball. I also have a mild but unique type of dyslexia which isn't recognised here but is in America. Dyslexic people often have difficulty with reading and writing. I don't have any problems with that, but what I do have a problem with is boxes, databases and reading music. The lines blur and I can't find my place.
4. I have three middle names and it's all my dad's fault. Apparently before I was born my parents could agree on boys' names but not on girls' names. My father wanted to call me Harriet (tolerable). My mother wanted to call me Francis (nooo!). In the end they drew up a list of names that they could both live with. My dad said Mum could choose the first name and he would choose the middle name. My mother picked 'Susanna', which is Hebrew and means "lily flower". My father followed it with Jessica, Elisabeth and Catherine. Holy cats. Fortunately Mum managed to persuade him to replace Catherine with Mary, which kept the biblical theme and shortened it by several syllables. Even then, my full name (as my surname is pretty long too) only just
fits on a form. I do like and appreciate the meaning in each of my names - they're just kind of inconvenient. XDD
5. Controlling my own imagination is like trying to slow down a bolting stallion. It's practically impossible. I'm always bubbling with different story ideas, different angles, different characters and plots. I try to focus hard on my Maya saga, which is my big project, but if I'm struck with an original idea, I tend to write down a few brief notes on it and then save it somewhere in case I come back to it in the future.
1. What is your favorite animal? (Can be real or fictional)
2. Favorite book?
I can only pick one? All right, then... Warriors: The Darkest Hour by Erin Hunter
3. Alliance or Horde?
If this is He-Man related, I'll go with Horde.
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a vet, as I adored animals. But I'm lousy at maths so these days I want to become a teacher for children with learning difficulties.
5. Are you what you wanted to be? If not, what are you?
I'm still in training, but I'm officially employed as a dinner lady at a special school for very seriously disabled children. I love it there. Occasionally I come out with a black eye and a bloody nose but I absolutely adore the atmosphere, it's very positive and everyone takes care of each other.
6. What's your favorite game? (video, computer, whatever)
7. Do your muses talk to you?
They never stop. Particular chatterboxes are Ash and Marie. Marie because she's always been there. Ash because... well, he never ever shuts up anyway.
8. Preferred artistic medium? (Writing is an acceptable answer)
9. Favorite TV show? (Cartoons are included for choices if you don't watch a lot of TV)
Noah's Island, Walking with Dinosaurs and Animal Hospital. Oh, and You've Been Framed.
10. Do you believe in ghosts? :3
I don't actually believe in anything supernatural - and that includes God, btw - but that doesn't mean my imagination can't seriously freak me out a great deal.