I had a note from someone that I read today who asked about getting to know me as a person better. I thought this was a pretty good idea! I think a lot of people see me as just a cosplayer, just a youtuber, or even just as the characters I cosplay and act as. Obviously, this is far from the truth. Cosplay is just a small part of my life compared to everything else I've done and wish to do.
I found this good Q&A on the Humor That Works website, so figured I'd use it to help people get to know me... if you want to! XD Feel free to steal this quiz and use it yourself.
== What was your favorite food when you were a child?
I was a really fussy eater when I was a kid. I pretty much lived on spreadable cheese sandwiches and biscuits (cookies, to you Americans)!
== What's the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Oh lord... I kind of go through phases of listening to one song a million times until it bores me XD I guess a recurring one would be "This Ain't A Scene" by Fall Out Boy, or "Scream" by Janet and Michael Jackson.
== What is one of your favorite quotes?
"In the dead of night, you and I grab some provisions, and hijack one of those... loooooongboats..."
== What's your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Indoor, video gaming. Outdoor, horse riding.
== What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Most of them? XD I hate having to tidy my room. I seem to make more mess than I tidy.
== What is your favorite form of exercise?
I like doing bicep and tricep curls, as I can actually see the effect they make. I also like treadmills, but I hate going out and ACTUALLY running.
== What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
Favourite time of day is the evening. Favourite day of the week is Saturday. And favourite month of the year is June.
== What's your least favorite mode of transportation?
The bus. Urgh. Peasant wagon. I've met some horrible people on buses ¬_¬
== What is your favorite body part?
I'm not sure. I quite like my eyes, I guess? Or my hips/waist. I love having a curved figure.
== What sound do you love?
You know the weird sound you get if you flick or tap a balloon? I love that!
== If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
A surprise birthday party for a friends milestone birthday. I *love* surprise parties, whether I'm arranging it or just part of it. It'd probably be set at their house, where they least expect it, and include lots of disco lights.
== If you could paint a picture of any scenery you've seen before, what would you paint?
The sunset in Ibiza. Despite it's reputation as merely a clubland... it has a beautiful sunset.
== If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
23. "Nobody likes you when you're tweeeenty-three..."
== If you knew the world was ending in 2012, what would you do differently?
== If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
This one was really hard to decide. In the end, I figured Dumbledore. He's very wise, but also admits to human error. I really respect the struggle his character deals with when trying to decide between personal happiness, the happiness of others, and the greater good.
== If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A Michael Jackson live concert. Any. I don't care which, or from which point in his career. One of my biggest regrets in life is that I'll never see him live.
== If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I'd love to be able to do kickass stunt-like gymnastics! Unfortunately, the asthma would forever make that impossible
== If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?
Ooooh, tough. I'd love to make the Diva from Fifth Element. Working on that for a year would be awesome.
== If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?
That depends. Would I be immortal, but still be able to feel pain? Or would I be indestructible in all senses? If so, I'd jump out of a plane. I'd love to feel the REAL sensation of freefall.
== If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
If I *had* to? Uhm... Raine. Though it doesn't suit my surname at ALL.
== If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
== If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Buy a house! Nothing huge. My ideal house would be detatched, rural but not too far from a London trainline if possible, with at least two or three bedrooms.
== If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavor, what would it be?
Deep Sea Anglerfish (to see what the hell is down there!), Diet Coke, and Choc Fudge Brownie.
== If you could know the answer to any question, besides "What is the meaning of life?", what would it be?
I've always known what question I'd choose. "Is there anything beyond this life, be it spiritual, metaphysical or otherwise?"
== If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
Mystique, from the X-Men
== Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Since cosplaying Bellatrix, a few people have said I look like Helena Bohem Carter (or however you spell her name). In the past, a few of my ex's friends said I looked a bit like Penelope Crus.
== What do you want to be when you grow up?
I don't want to grow up? XD But srsly, I don't care. I would like to be comfortable enough financially to not have to worry about day to day life, and in a job much like mine is now, where it's 9-5, but very laid back.
== When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Gaming, or RPing.
== What would you name the autobiography of your life?
"Not What I Expected"
== What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Fat Lip - Sum 41
Bonkers - Dizzee Rascal
Weird soundtrack or what XD
Personal History Questions
== Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?
Had a friend I made the mistake of trusting turn out to be a complete and utter shithead. Was upsetting at the time, but in the end, I figured it was best to find out and cut away from them instead of carry on without knowing.
== What was one of the best parties you've ever been to?
I've been to a few. One of the most memorable ones was at an old schoolfriends house at New Year. I lost all feeling in my legs, and we were up until sunrise watching The Magic Roundabout. It was awesome.
== What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
The Matrix: Revolutions
== What's the hardest thing you've ever done?
Come out to my parents.
== What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
Cut off all ties, both in real life and online, to a person who wasn't good for me in the past, and was still haunting me slightly in the present.
== What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
Heh, a lot. I don't want to go into too much detail. I went from being a loser kid to... something of a tearaway. I sorted my shit out though, and I think I'm the better for it.
== When was the last time you had an amazing meal?
I went to the Harvester when my friend Brianna was in the UK, with Charlotte and Jenn. I had a REALLY nice jambalaya.
== What's the best/worst gift you've ever given/received?
I think one of the most thoughtful gifts I've been given was by ~Gurlow at Metrocon recently~
Worst gift.... I can't actually think of one!
== What do you miss most about being a kid?
The lack of stress. Those were the days when your biggest worry was how the hell to get your paws on a shiny Charizard card. I miss those days.
== What is your first memory of being really excited?
The night before our first ever family trip to DisneyWorld.
== What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
I buy EVERYTHING with my own money! Today, it was a packet of gum and some redcurrants.
== When was the last time you were nervous?
Tuesday, when Jenn called in sick for me to my work.
== What is something you learned in the last week?
That Steve Jobs only had a $1 annual salary.
== What story does your family always tell about you?
There are lots. My dad enjoys telling everyone about how, when I was a little kid (like 3 or 4), I threw a petanque boule (a French game of boule using metal balls a bit bigger than a tennis ball, and up to just under a kilo in weight each) directly up into the air.... then watched it as it fell back down onto my own head.
== At what age did you become an adult?
I never really did.
== Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
Sometimes. I guess that depends on the picture. I think the best thing to convey huge amounts of thought or emotion is through music or actions.
== Where's Waldo?
<a href=' [link]>Uhm..... XD
== The best part of waking up is?
Waking up next to Jenn.
== How now brown cow?
I'm gonna buy me a dog! (points to whoever gets this!)
...I fancy a Budweiser suddenly.
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