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11 questions, apparently


because a certain short dragon tagged me, here goes with answers to her questions! 

1. What book are you currently reading or recently finished?

currently reading: a natural history of dragons, by marie brennan

recently finished: the second book in the all souls trilogy by deborah harkness

2. If you could have a super power, what would it be?

i always have difficulty with this one. possibly flight, or a slightly accelerated intelligence so i can learn more languages and read more things. 

3. If you could go to school for anything, what would you go to school for?

i’m going to school for one of my favorite options, but i used to wish there was a comparative religions degree because i looove comparing cultures and religions. 

4. What would your daemon be, and why? (stealing this from Foxalox)

i’m assuming we’re talking phillip pullman, and not the pagan definition? i think mine would possibly be a ferret or a cat. dragon is also a solid option.

5.Given unlimited funds and time, where would you travel, and what would you do there? (and stealing this one too)

ohhh man. well first i’d go visit my tammi in germany, then i’d hop over to japan and just have a ball. i want to see all the temples, go to harajuku, experience osaka…all of it!!

6. Coffee or tea?

depends on the time of day and need. morning? always coffee. leisurely afternoon/every normal day? tea. so much tea. studying? moar coffee. 

7. What games do you like?

interesting ones. ;) i mostly stick to RPGs because i love in-depth story lines but i also love the portal games, team fortress 2, and league of legends. so it really does come down to clever, well-designed games especially if i can play with friends. 

8. If you could meet any fictitious character, who would it be, where are they from, and why?

oh gods. this question is too hard. there’s too many!! i need to meet far too many of my favorite characters…though i suppose in a pinch galadriel would do. she’s the most powerful female in the tolkienverse and she’s wonderful. it would be an honor. 

9. What hobby thing would you pick up if you had the time/energy/money?

i’d actually go back to ball-jointed dolls. had to give it up because they were too expensive, and needed more time and energy than i could commit. 

10. Who is a snail?

well obviously, riyo. i haven’t met the girl but i’ve seen enough posts on tumblr and heard enough from meggie. 

11. If you could move anywhere, where would you move?

permanently, or just for a while? because there’s several places in europe i’d like to take extended stays in, but i’m not sure i could settle there. 

aaand i don’t really have anyone to tag in this, so you’re off scott-free!

DING DING you got it right! And actually, you met Snail when she was in Victoria some ..years ago. 


Why do adults think “So what’s your major? Oh, and what are you going to do with that?” is acceptable small talk

What am I going to do with my degree? Hang it on the wall and cry, probably

You know what’s even better? When you have a “useful” degree (emphasis on the quotes) and you still don’t have a damn clue what to do with it, or want nothing to do with it 8D four years of ”what do you plan to do with this”. Hell if I know. run my own studio probs. one day. maybe.


"If you have a hard time being in a lush region with temperamental weather shifts, or have problems with the sound of cicadas, or cannot deal with having limited Internet connection, or dislike eating wholesome meals in the company of people you barely know, or don’t like having roommates or sharing a bathroom, then maybe, just maybe, you might consider a pass on the Penland experience (or at least take your meals to go and/or request a single room.)

But not me.  Penland, thank you for this amazing journey. I hope to return soon!”

Ursula Gullow, from her blog


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