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I have absolutely no business posting a meme, given that it's NaNoWriMo, and RL is about to be ridiculously busy for the next few days, and I haven't even responded to comments yet on my spn_reversebang story.

Still, I like this one. I think some of my answers are odd, in a way that'll allow you all to get to know me better.

Via llassah, Choose a number and ask me:

01. My sexual orientation.
02. What I'm really bad at.
03. The one person whose arms I'd like to be in.
04. My best first date.
05. A description of my self-esteem.
06. Who my best friends are.
07. My favorite book.
08. Biggest turn-offs.
09. A description of my best friend.
10. My favorite animal.
11. Someone I miss.
12. The reason behind my last break-up.
13. What I did yesterday.
14. My greatest achievements.
15. My favorite songs right now.
16. A description of my last kiss.
17. What I find attractive.
18. All of the pets I've ever owned.
19. My favorite ice cream flavor.
20. The one place I wish I was right now.
21. The most cruel thing anyone has ever said to me.
22. All of the places I've lived.
23. Qualities that make me more likely to love a person.
24. My future plans.
25. One of my internal conflicts.
26. What I'm doing tomorrow.
27. My life's aspirations.
28. My most embarrassing moment.
29. Two of my insecurities.
30. What I would do if I won the lottery.
31. What I love most about myself.
32. My biggest pet peeves.
33. What musical artists I've seen live.
34. How many kids I would like to have.
35. My idea of a perfect date.
36. What I'm really excellent at.
37. My most traumatic experience.
38. Where I would like to live.
39. The nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
40. Whether I like where I live now.
41. What I can hear right now.
42. My relationship with my siblings.
43. What's currently worrying me the most.
44. Something I've repeatedly wished for.
45. My relationship with my parents.
46. What I dislike most about myself.

I'll answer by Sunday.



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Nov. 16th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
In my other life, I was a librarian, so lucky number 7, favorite book(s)?
Nov. 16th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
There are many different kinds of 'favorite' book. There are books that have inspired me, changed my way of thinking, etc. But I think I'm going to go for my comfort book. I love Elizabeth Moon's 'Sheepfarmer's Daughter.' It has solid fantasy, focused around a character I fell in love with. I've read four copies of this book to pieces.

As a bonus, here's the book I hate most - 'Fountainhead' by Ayn Rand. It's an extremely well-written novel that effectively espouses a philosophy I consider self-centered in a way that can lead to some truly evil results when implemented in the real world.
Nov. 16th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Okay, hmm. 8, 12, 25.
Nov. 16th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
08. Biggest turn-offs.
Physically? People who smell bad. Not human body odor so much as perfumes, colognes, cigarettes, etc. Personality-wise? Intentional cruelty or bullying.

12. The reason behind my last break-up.
Hmm. I haven't had a 'break-up' in over 20 years. I stop sleeping with people when we sort of drift away from each other, and there was no expectation of permanence in any of those. My last real break-up was becuase the young man in question had some serious issues, and I realized my drive to fix him was doing neither of us any good. Damaged boys are fun in fic! Not so much in RL.

25. One of my internal conflicts.
I don't have many of these. I tend to think and feel my way through situation, make a choice, and not look back. No regfrets, you know? But one does spring to mind. My partner's been out of work for two years now, and isn't looking for a job. I'm conflicted about what to do about that.
Nov. 16th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Interesting! Feel free to ask me one.
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Nov. 16th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
01. My sexual orientation.
Omnivorous. Bisexual, or more accurately, queer, since I'm often attracted to people who straddle gender boundaries. Butch women, guys who are far more in touch with their feelings than I am, etc.

02. What I'm really bad at.
My first reaction was to say, 'nothing!' More as a philosophical disagreement with the question as it applies to me than a statement of reality. Just because something is hard for me, doesn't mean I have to STAY bad at it.

My motor control is pretty poor. Both gross motor control, which leads to me falling down a lot in sports, and fine motor control. My calligraphy was travesty, and my hands shake a lot. On the other hand, even with those shaky hands I became a pretty decent shot, because it seemed a valuable skill. I put in hundreds and hundreds of hours at the range practicing target shooting. I'll never be great at it, but in case of the zombie apocalypse, put me on a roof with a rifle and I'll land head-shots on the walking dead until we run out of ammo.

With the Asperger's, I have a very hard time reading and understanding other people. I've worked very, very hard at it, though, to the point where people don't notice until they get to know me very well. I suppose I'll never be great at taking care of other people, emotionally, because of that. But I try!

23. Qualities that make me more likely to love a person.
Kindness. Intelligence. Playfulness. Strong-mindedness, because I can be over-bearing without meaning to with those I'm close to. And I need someone who can give me the space I need for my own sanity.
Nov. 16th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
44 sounds very interesting!
Nov. 16th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
44. Something I've repeatedly wished for.

This took a bit of thought. I don't tend to sit around wishing for things. I look at my situation, and if I don't like it, I set out to change it. And if it's not possible, why wish for it, you know?

I suppose the best answer to your question is ... serenity. I strive for, but do not always achieve it.
Nov. 16th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
19, 20, 31
Nov. 16th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
19. My favorite ice cream flavor.
I've been off dairy for a few years now. *mourns* I used to like Chunky Monkey. I also quite like any kind of Dulce de Leche flavor.

20. The one place I wish I was right now.
Home. In bed. Asleep. Not very interesting, but true!

31. What I love most about myself.
Hmm. Well, there's a few contenders. I love that I can get a creative idea and then dig in and implement it, whether in writing, vidding, or something work-related. I love that I have integrity. And I love that I have a positive effect on the world.
Nov. 16th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
I'll take 36, please!
Nov. 16th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
36. What I'm really excellent at.
Oh, lots of things! I'm an excelllent writer, I think. And I am a great math teacher, because I'm good at understanding different student strategies and misconceptions, and getting them from where they are to where they need to be.

Both are a pleasant combination of using my natural gifts, and sheer bloody-minded hard work.
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