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29 December 2014 @ 08:09 pm
Post-Holidays: a friending meme  
Post-Holidays friending meme

You know the deal...

Current Location: Nan's den
Current Mood: uncomfortable
Current Music: Eastenders
Becky ("You're a Virgin Who Can't Drive.")starcrossed on December 29th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
Name: Becky
A little about you: 28, trainee elementary school teacher/paraprofessional in third grade. I am a future New Yorker, obsessed with musical theatre and Rocket the racoon.

YOUR 2014:
Favorite TV shows: Orange is the New Black (season one mostly,) Hostages, 24, Under the Dome (again, mostly season one,) Nashville, Grey's Anatomy, The Flash, State of Affairs.
Favorite movies: New releases: Rio 2, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Guardians of the Galaxy. Older favorites and discoveries: Despicable Me, Grease, Phantom of the Opera, Free Birds, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Stand and Deliver, The Muppets.
Favorite books: I've read a lot of biographies this year, my favorite being Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius by Brough Scott. Non-fiction has ruled (as always) though twoparticular stand out books have been The Goldfinch and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (ironic as I didn't enjoy Gone Girl.)
Favorite other fannish stuff: I've re-watched or discovered some great TV this year (Frasier, 30 Rock, ER, Haven, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.) Taylor Swift is as awesome as ever. I've re-discovered my great love of musical theater: favorite shows seen this year have been The Phantom of the Opera (front row seats in both New York and London!) Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages. I really enjoy time spent in the ballet studio too.
Significant things that happened to you (fannish or otherwise:) I went to NYC for the first time and completely and utterly fell in love with the city. I worked as a horse racing industry advisor and worked as an extra on 'Glue.' I got a new job and oh, a new iPhone :)

Things you are most looking forward to in 2015: The Peanuts movie, I'm going to see Miss Saigon in 31 days(!) definitely another visit to Phantom, seeing Book of Mormon, the Fresh off the Boat premiere.

Things you want in a friend: I like active people who comment but are not clingy or demanding in any way. Just friendly and chillaxed people, mainly.
Triggers/deal-breakers: I am asexual so talk of significant others makes me edgy.
Other platforms: I am nonconsequence on tumblr and falingchandeliers on DW (nothing there yet.) I am also on twitter but I rarely tweet or check it!
Anything else/gif!space:
author_by_night: cool_largeauthor_by_night on December 29th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Name: Behind flock, sorry.

A little about you: I'm in my late twenties and live in Maryland. I find the internet amusing and enjoy poking fun at it, whether it's fandom, Facebook, whatever. I'm passionate about writing, and talk about that quite a bit. I also love short films, history (especially little-known factoids), reading/writing/watching reviews of newer things and recaps of older things. I love a mixture of music but tend to lean towards country, country rock folk rock, soft rock, and the various hybrids within hybrids. I have a few guilty pleasure pop songs, though!

YOUR 2014:

*Indicates this is exclusively 2014. I actually tend to either let go of interests quickly or keep them for years, so there's not a lot to pick from.

Favorite TV shows: Parks and Recreation, Firefly, Buffy, Castle on and off, Mad Men, Friends, the first season of Sleepy Hollow* (still need to catch up), the first few seasons of the American The Office..

Favorite movies: Little Miss Sunshine, Frozen*, Secondhand Lions,the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie (the others were... okay), A League of Their Own, Legally Blonde, Galaxy Quest.

Favorite books: Harry Potter series, Earth's Children series, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lovely Bones, The Hunger Games.

Favorite other fannish stuff: I love to talk about fandom, even if I'm not as active in specific ones as I used to be (although I still dabble, especially Harry Potter), as well as what I call media feminism. I love discussion posts and reviews, as well as recaps.

Significant things that happened to you (fannish or otherwise:) Really personal stuff that's under flock. Also, my boss got fired! That was quite the saga.

Things you are most looking forward to in 2015:

Things you want in a friend: I'd love friends who don't just scratch the surface, but enjoy really delving into various subjects , whether it's related to fandom, a common interest, even your forays into a hobby or immersion project. I'm not saying your posts have to be super intense all the time, that's another extreme - and anyway, I have a lot of random posts and silly posts.. But I do have a teal deer side and want to make friends I can teal deer with. :).

Triggers/deal-breakers: I don't tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, you get the picture. I'm not a social justice warrior, I don't think everything is racist and yell at people to check their privilege because they said they bought pumpkin bread (which is offensive to people who live in Iowa for Reasons - IDK, silly example is silly), but I do believe in common sense and decency. If you can't let people be as they are, I have a problem with that.

Anything else/gif!space:

Edited at 2014-12-29 10:46 pm (UTC)
Verathesunifollow on December 30th, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
Name: Vera
A little about you: early 30s, doing my master's in anthropology, from Iceland but live in Denmark, a little bit nerdy

YOUR 2014:
Favorite TV shows: marvel's agents of shield, shameless (us), new girl, brooklyn nine-nine, star trek, stargate atlantis, supernatural, battlestar galactica, gilmore girls, sherlock, doctor who, torchwood, buffy, angel, firefly
Favorite movies: MCU, Star Trek Reboot, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Favorite books: Harry Potter
Favorite other fannish stuff: The Beatles (especially Paul McCartney) and football (FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, German NT)

Things you are most looking forward to in 2015: Agent Carter and the Avengers movie

Things you want in a friend: someone who's not an asshat
Triggers/deal-breakers: not really
Other platforms: I go by the same name over at Tumblr
Anything else/gif!space: Sometimes you need to ask the difficult questions...

Edited at 2014-12-30 12:08 am (UTC)
Becky ("You're a Virgin Who Can't Drive.")starcrossed on December 30th, 2014 10:35 am (UTC)
LOL- love your gif ♥

I also love Gilmore Girls, the Whedonverse, Harry Potter and soccer/football. Friends? :)
Verathesunifollow on December 30th, 2014 11:22 am (UTC)
Yes! Sounds good to me :)
carmencita: hotusintrigueing on December 30th, 2014 03:53 am (UTC)
Name: intrigueing (tinderbox on AO3)
A little about you: 23, luckily employed recent college grad, avid reader, history buff, lazy musician

YOUR 2014: This is just a list of stuff I'm fannish about, so...
Favorite TV shows: Star Trek TOS, TNG, and DS9, The West Wing, M*A*S*H, Starsky & Hutch, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who
Favorite movies: Star Wars, MCU, X-Men, loads of black-and-white movies
Favorite books: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Mark Twain, Raymond Chandler
Favorite other fannish stuff: Too many DC and Marvel comics to count. I'm really a fan of those comics universes more than of any particular character, though I have a particular fondness for everything that takes place in Gotham
Significant things that happened to you (fannish or otherwise:) I bought a couple of ancient 1970s fanzines on ebay. It felt like Indiana Jones finding the holy grail. :)

Things you are most looking forward to in 2015: I think I probably want to watch The Americans

Things you want in a friend: Mostly, a positive attitude and flexibility
Triggers/deal-breakers: Um...being a giant dickwad, I guess.
Other platforms: intrigueing on dreamwidth, tinderbox on AO3
Anything else/gif!space:

We can love quite well, if not wisely.emeraldarrows on December 30th, 2014 07:42 am (UTC)
Name: Kathleen
A little about you: I'm 25 and I watch way too much tv. I love history and Greek myth, and anything vintage. My four cats are my babies, and I do a lot of cat fostering/feral cat rescue in my neighborhood.

YOUR 2014:
Favorite TV shows: Constantine, Reign, Forever, Supernatural, Z Nation, Intruders, Outlander, Dominion, Once Upon A Time, Salem, Girl Meets World
Favorite movies: Night At the Museum 3, The Giver, The Fault In Our Stars, Mockingjay, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent
Favorite books: The Song Of Achilles
Favorite other fannish stuff: I fell in love with foreign fairytale adaptations this year.
Significant things that happened to you (fannish or otherwise:) I adopted a stray cat named Oliver who is now a total lap kitty. (:

Things you are most looking forward to in 2015: August returning to OUAT, lots of new movies and shows

Things you want in a friend: Common interests and someone who doesn't mind my infrequent updating.
Triggers/deal-breakers: I don't like to discuss politics but I'm pretty open-minded and not easily offended.
Other platforms: my tumblr
Anything else/gif!space:

Edited at 2014-12-30 07:44 am (UTC)
arctic_cometarctic_comet on December 30th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
Name: Sara
A little about you: 25 years old, married, Finnish, engineering grad student (hoping to finish my master's in 2015). Doing the master's thesis for my employer, so working part-time.

YOUR 2014:
Favorite TV shows: Suits (new discovery), Criminal Minds (same as Suits), Bones, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family (all old)
Favorite movies: Interstellar
Favorite books: Out of the ones I've read this year: "The Golem and the Djinni" by Helene Wecker, "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, "The Girl With All The Gifts" by M.R. Carey and "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books otherwise.
Favorite other fannish stuff: Watching hockey, although this has been just about the crappiest year ever for me when it comes to hockey.
Significant things that happened to you (fannish or otherwise:) I finished my bachelor's degree, had to move away from the campus to a worse apartment, I had a really great summer internship, made lots of new friends, started taking Spanish classes again (I love foreign languages).

Things you are most looking forward to in 2015: My vacation in about a month, graduation, possibly buying a house. I also really want to get a dog, but it's a work in progress.

Things you want in a friend: Relatively active people who I have something in common with.
Triggers/deal-breakers: Racism, homophobia, animal cruelty, pretty much every kind of radicalism, doesn't matter whether it's political, religious or whatever. I'm an agnostic-Christian myself. I'm not easily insulted though, you'll have to work for that to happen :)
Other platforms: arctic_comet on Goodreads and Instagram. I don't mind anyone adding me on Goodreads, but I'm a little pickier on who I let follow me on IG.
Anything else/gif!space:
Becky ("You're a Virgin Who Can't Drive.")starcrossed on December 30th, 2014 04:15 pm (UTC)
friends? I'm still a huge Grey's fan, it never disappoints. Currently reading The Girl With All the Gifts :)
arctic_cometarctic_comet on December 30th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Sure, if you don't mind me mentioning my husband. I don't often discuss relationship details though, and if I do, I can put it behind a cut if you'd like me to :)

I have the first four seasons of ER on DVD, but I haven't had the time to re-watch all of them so far :( Sabrina the Teenage Witch was one of my faves when it aired here, I wish you could get it on DVD here.

Hope you're enjoying the book! :)
Becky ("You're a Virgin Who Can't Drive.")starcrossed on December 30th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Sure let's give it a go :) Friending you xx
Cassandra: tony leung - herotaigerchily on January 5th, 2015 04:03 pm (UTC)
A little about you: 40, swiss, mom, and if I ever will grow up, I'll be a Shaolin monk, a TV series writer and/or a unicorn stud owner.

YOUR 2014:
Favorite TV shows:Hawaii five-0, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Elementary
Favorite movies:Forbidden Kingdom, Cradles 2 the Grave, House of Flying Daggers, Shaolin, Hero
Favorite books:Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley
Favorite other fannish stuff:I'm a huge Mark Dacascos Fan, and since I discovered the Wuxia genre, I can't get enough of Jet Li, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Leung, Sammo Hung and of course Jacky Chan.
Significant things that happened to you (fannish or otherwise:)One single quote brought me some peace of mind, let me rediscover Asian philosophy and Buddhism, and discover Wuxia and Cantopop.

Things you are most looking forward to in 2015: My youngest daughter starting school in August.

Things you want in a friend:I'm curious and open for everything, and if an add will become a friend we only see after some time...
Triggers/deal-breakers:racism and fanaticism of all kind
Anything else/gif!space:

Edited at 2015-01-05 04:04 pm (UTC)