May. 4th, 2010

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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] flosspyromaniac:

I AM:
Happy. Sad. A good friend. Adventurous. Shy. Confident. Procrastinating. A male. Bored. Anxious. Clumsy. Sociable. Always punctual. Selfish. Intelligent. Funny. A female. Sarcastic. Insecure. Sick. Beautiful. Articulate. Loud. Kind. Even tempered. Honest. Short. Tall. Medium height. Proud of myself. Loving. Witty. Down to earth. Outspoken. Determined. High-maintenance. Pretty. Assertive. Organized. Selfless. Awesome.

I HAVE:
Brown hair. Brown Eyes. Blue Eyes. Curly hair. Long fingernails. Braces. Chipped nail polish. Long legs. Straight hair. A fringe. Long eyelashes. Sore feet. Freckles. Dark skin. Medium skin. Green eyes. Blonde hair. Dyed hair. Short legs. Red hair. Big boobs. Rosy cheeks. Wavy hair. Black hair. Small-ish waist. Tattoos. Piercings. Big ears. Short hair.

I LOVE:
Flowers. Kisses. Summer. Coffee. The rain. Candles. Incense. Late night talk shows. Insects. Hugs. Attention. The beach. Chocolate. Music. Beanies. Harry Potter. Twilight. Facebook. Black and white photos. Sleeping in. Driving. Narrating my pet's thoughts. Opening gifts. Buying gifts. Halloween. Cute texts. Apples. Compliments. Country music. Hip hop. Sushi. Sports. Art. Singing. Seeing my loved ones happy. Surprises. Sunsets and sunrises. Skinny dipping. Horror movies. Simon Cowell. Family Guy. Garlic. Hearing somebody talk in their sleep. Being right. KFC. Abstract photography. Concerts and festivals. Tanning. Oversized t-shirts.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE A:
Police officer. Lawyer. Doctor. Teacher. Fruit picker. Mother. Greenpeace volunteer. Hippie. Groupie. Rockstar. Footballer's wife. Therapist. Singer. Actress. Diving instructor. Lottery winner. Company owner. Housewife. Nurse. Builder. Race car driver. Website developer. An inspirational talker. Music teacher. Artist. Chef. Makeup artist. Hairdresser. Restaurant owner. Homeless shelter volunteer. Fitness trainer. Vet. Radio show host. Band manager.

I LIKE TO EAT:
Fruit. Vegetables. Fast food. Sushi. In bed. Rice. Sandwiches. Subway. Chicken. Cakes. Seafood. A lot. Pasta. Rice crackers. When I'm bored. Cheese. Ice cream. Garlic bread. Peanut butter out of the jar. Eggs. Lots of ethnic foods. Pancakes. Honey. Lunch. Bread crusts. Low calorie foods. Soy products. Gluten free products. Only when I'm hungry. Toast. Breakfast. Pizza.

I DISLIKE:
Cold mornings. Baths. People dissing my taste in music. People in front of me walking really slowly. Having my personal space invaded. Cleaning. Going to bed early. Wine/beer. Religion arguments. Coffee. The beach. Rain. Children. Having my photo taken. Drama. Gossiping. Hip hop. Cooking shows. Drugs. Cats. People singing happy birthday to me. Selfish people. Social networking sites. Swimming. Snow. Eminem. Seafood. One word text messages. Awkward silences. Alarm clocks. Hypocrites.
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I have noticed that I can't read a book, watch a movie or television series, or even play a video game without mentally pairing up characters while I do it. And on the rare chance I can manage to do any of these things without developing an OTP, it's either because there's only one character I feel strongly about (as in Mass Effect 2, in which the only character I really love is Garrus Vakarian, or The Vampire Diaries, where I only like Damon Salvatore), or because I don't feel strongly enough about the series as a whole (can't think of an example here, because I pretty much don't continue reading/watching something I don't feel strongly about).

Is this normal? I mean, I don't think I'm more preoccupied with sex than your average twenty-something female (and am probably in actuality less preoccupied with it, considering I have absolutely no interest in pursuing a relationship with anyone atm). I tend to prefer my fanfiction and books with more character/relationship development and plot, and less porn. But I like to read relationship-y things.

AND LIKE. I was looking at the list of pairings I've compiled. And almost none of them are what anyone would consider "mainstream". And I was trying to figure out why. I think I've realized what it is. I don't like pairings that come too easy. I like it when there are obstacles to the relationship. Whether that be outright antagonism, a familial relationship between them, cultural standards (such as the Victorian one where homosexuality was illegal), or even the fact that the characters have never shown much interest in each other, or maybe never even met in canon. This is what I like. I like to see what justification a fanfiction writer could come up with to bring two characters together, what obstacles they will have to overcome.

I will be the first to admit that this makes all of the pairings I'm interested in very unlikely for actually appearing in canon. I'm certainly not going to argue that any OTP of mine is more appropriate than the IchiRukis and NaruSakuSasus of their respective fandoms. Because they're not. The pairings I like are not soulmates (save three exceptions, off the top of my head) AND THAT'S OKAY. Sure, soulmates can have obstacles too, but I like it when there are more problems, I guess.

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