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24 January 2013 @ 01:09 pm
Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You!  
"Borrowed" from several friends: I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's Parker ...she likes money and cereal." I'd love it if everyone who's friended me did this. (Yes, even you people who I know really well.) Then post this in your own journal [only if you feel inclined]. In return, ask me anything you'd like to know about me and I'll give you an answer*.

*Providing it's answerable/suitable for public posting :):)
Kathy: kitmerlot1213 on January 24th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
I love mystery/detective stories: I started reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden books when I was 11 years old, and then it morphed into Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh and Sherlock Holmes stories. In between that, I read a bunch of teenage mystery/romances and one particular series called Windswept was excellent and than I moved onto Victoria Holt and the Sookie Stackhouse books.

What's your favorite book and why?

Are 6 dogs too many?: redhearttkeylasunset on January 25th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
I read Nancy Drew but I always thought the Hardy Boys had more fun. I know it wasn't a contest but the Hardy Boys got to do a lot more exciting things than Nancy. At least that's my recollection of those books!

Victoria Holt! She was awesome!! Romantic, mysterious, fun, wonderful!

My favorite book is one I don't many people have heard of - Summer of the Red Wolf by Morris West. It's not especially well known but it speaks to me in a way most books don't. It's written in first person POV which means when people complain about First POV, I can't help but feel a little defensive!

I also very much love Left Hand of God by William Barrett. It talks about whether or not non-believers are really non-believers in their hearts. When I went to Amazon to find the author of the book, I discovered there is a recent trilogy called Left Hand of God. I haven't read those. The one I love was written in 1950.

I love Ernest Hemingway. I am able to overlook his misogyny to read and enjoy his work. He is the master at saying a lot with very few words.

And there's there Shakespeare. Shakespeare is my homeboy, my go-to, my favorite of all favorites!

I used to read all the time. Now I seem to have fallen out of the habit! I need to go back to it.

Thank you for playing!!!

Edited at 2013-01-25 05:51 pm (UTC)
dreamwind83: McDanno in the Cardreamwind83 on January 24th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
I really started getting into reading when I first discovered Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series. As such I have a strong love of fantasy/parnormal fiction but I have also been getting into historical & paranormal mysteries lately. Lauren Haney's Lt. Bak series in Ancient Egypt being the big one to get me into mysteries. You can really see the influence from my reading habits in my fanfic as most have some fantasy/paranormal bent to them.

My first fandom was Gundam Wing, then moved on to Harry Potter and Star Trek (TOS & AOS) and in the last three years I have begun to be focused more on the Hawaii Five-0 fandom.

What was your first fandom and do you still write for it?
Are 6 dogs too many?: Cap Americatkeylasunset on January 25th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
I can't read stories with paranormal plots. I'm sure the ghosts and spirits and whatever are going to come for me next. I do love historical fiction so I should give Lauren Haney a try!

My first fandom was Star Trek. I started with TOS many many years ago, when fan fiction was copied and bound into Zines. I had led a pretty sheltered life and to discover that there was a whole world of Star Trek I'd never considered was amazing!!! I mean - gay sex??? It was quite an eye-opener!!! (To put this in perspective, I graduated from college in 1980. Yes, I am very old!!!)

I still have a deep and abiding love for the original Captain Kirk and Spock and Dr. Bones McCoy. The entire crew of the Enterprise will forever live in my heart!

I'm also a fan of 2009 version of Star Trek but they are really separate worlds. They share the same names but it's like the Mirror Universe only not so dark. And Spock doesn't have the Beard of Doom.

I'm not as active in Star Trek right now. I'm hoping the release of the next movie (finally!) will change that.

Star Trek and H50 are the only fandoms I've ever been active in. I should find a Shakespeare fandom so I can fan-girl about him!!! And I am still considering dipping my toe in Avengers Movieverse. But there are so many great writers, I'm a little intimidated by it.

Thank you for playing!!!
Azziria: caveazziria on January 24th, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'm someone who needs adventure - I spent my formative years (19-32) caving (that's me in my icon) including expedition caving to explore new caves in the Austrian Alps.

More recently, Pirates of the Caribbean sent me to sea, and so I have Disney to thank for all my sailing adventures since :)

Where is your favourite place in all the world?

Edited at 2013-01-24 07:23 pm (UTC)
Are 6 dogs too many?: Belle at Bookstoretkeylasunset on January 25th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
I admire your ability to go spelunking. I can't do it. I've developed claustrophobia as an adult and the idea of exploring caves is something I can't even contemplate.

I love sailing!! I went on vacation on a tall ship quite a few years ago. It was awesomely awesome. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I've always felt that in a former life, I was a sailor. I could have been on Captain Jack Sparrow's crew! (BTW Pirates is my sister's favorite franchise. I've watched those only slightly less than I have Star Wars!)

I have two favorite places! My house is my first. I love being at home. I was something of a wanderer in my younger years. Now that I'm settled, I love being in place, at home, surrounded by my dogs!

When I leave the house, my favorite place to vacation is Disney World! Overpriced? Yeah. Cheesy? Sure. The happiest place on Earth? You know it!!! I want to go back ASAP!!! Having a job would help that, I guess.

Thank you for playing! I'd love to hear more about your caving adventures!!!
Emmateam_allen on January 24th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
I used to be a chocoholic, but gave it up for lent almost ten years ago and haven't eaten it since. I'm not a great fan of flying or heights, but I like to look out of windows when I'm on a plane. I don't like needles, but have 12 tattoos.

Where is your ideal holiday destination, what would you do and who would you go with?
Are 6 dogs too many?: sunsettkeylasunset on January 25th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Wow, I admire your restraint! No chocolate!! Good for you. I'm not a fan of falling. I can be in heights if I know I am safe. If I am in a wide-open space, I have more trouble. I hate needles and have considered getting a tattoo. But I haven't yet.

I have two ideal vacation destinations - Disney World, which I love. And Hawaii, where I've never been. Even before H50 entered my life, I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. Sand, surf, sun!!! Paradise.

I'd go with my sister but, sadly, not my dogs. I'd swim and eat and sun my buns. I'm not much of a "doer" on vacation. I don't want to come home more exhausted than I was when I went. I like to laze around on vacation!

Thank you for playing!!!
bluedelft on January 25th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
I love butterflies and for awhile was collecting anything with butterflies on it. I'll still buy something that has butterflies if it catches my eye right away.

Which State would you like to visit and why?
Umai Hoshifairyniamh on January 25th, 2013 05:16 am (UTC)
I have been writing fan fiction stories since 2007 (Maybe 2006.) Before that I wrote Fan Poetry and... Doujinshi. No, you will never see the name Fairy on any of those works... thank heavens.

I'm shy until you manage to pry into my shell, then I am a fairly open book.

I used to want 8 children (OMG, WTH was I thinking? 3 is hard enough.) I consider Mjolnir (my kitten) to be one of my children. (So, only 2 human children... unless I count my husband.)

I love creating new recipes that are flavorful, but healthy. I've almost managed to reach one of my writing goals for the year.

I hate all of my stories and am always surprised when someone actually reviews/likes what I have written.

Do you have any questions for me?
minou_demimondeminou_demimonde on January 27th, 2013 04:17 am (UTC)
My username comes from Barbra Hambly's incredible Free Man of Color series. If you like historical fiction, I absolutely recommend them. Within a few pages, you'll have fallen in love with Ben. And his sister. And his best friend. And his entire world. Though I warn you, it will make you very, very angry upon occasions.

I'm a rather ordinary software engineer, just trying to manage 7 dogs, an inordinate amount of cats, 5 large birds, and 1 aging horse, along with the world's most beautiful, intelligent, and stubborn 14-year-old girl.

I read a lot. Don't watch too much television, except for about 3 shows a week. I haven't been to a movie in forever because I can wait for them to come out on blueray, and watch them on our 80 inch tv. He is called gigantor.

I hate how old I am, and never thought I'd be this old. I'm working on my first novel, when I have time. I volunteer at the VA, doing what I can for our wounded warriors. I dream code, eat code, and write code. All in my sleep. I also do it during the daytime as well.

Occasionally I write a bit of fluff. And I read more fan fiction late at night than I should. But, at this point in my life, it's the only romance I get.

Edited at 2013-01-27 04:24 am (UTC)