werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
Halloween meme! I yanked this from [personal profile] venivididolli, who yanked it from Tumblr and I don't know who the original poster was from there. It just looked fun and I thought it would be nice to do it. With that said? Here we go!

Bat: If you could transform into any kind of animal, what animal would you be? Okay, so there's actually a few answers to this. My first choice will always be dragon - flight, flames, super thick hide impervious to most damage, what's not to love - but I guess I'd also like to be a wolf or a bat. I've always liked wolves, and bats are just kinda awesome. So... yeah.

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werepuppyblack: (books)
Decided to just answer every single question of the book meme I posted an entry back. I'll leave that up so that the questions are there for people if they want it. I've put the majority of questions under a cut because this is LONG, people. There's 50 questions. So, get a cup of tea and let's get started!

1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time? This is actually a really hard question to answer because so many come to mind at once. Uh. I guess if I had to pick just one, I'd go with Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. No matter how many times I read that, I always find something new to laugh at, something new to amaze me, and just always have the same level of enjoyment in reading the story.

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werepuppyblack: (books)
Ask me any of the following questions, and I'll do my best to response to them
  1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time?
  2. What is the longest book you have ever read? How many pages?
  3. What is the oldest book you have ever read? (Based on its written date)
  4. What is a book series that everyone else loves but you do not?
  5. What book or book series would you like to see turned into a film/ TV series?
  6. What is your favourite stand-alone book?
  7. What is a book that you feel glad for not reading?
  8. What is a book that you feel guilty for not not reading?
  9. What is a book you have read that is set in your country of birth?
  10. What is a book that you own more than one copy of?
  11. What horror book made you really scared?
  12. What book do you passionately hate?
  13. What is the biggest book series you have read? How many books are in it?
  14. What book gives you happy memories?
  15. What book made you cry?
  16. What book made you laugh?
  17. What is your favourite book that contains an LGBTQ+ character?
  18. Have you read a book with a male protagonist? What is it?
  19. Have you read a book set on another planet? What is it?
  20. Have you ever been glad to not finish a series? Which?
  21. Have you ever read a book series because you were pressured?
  22. What famous author have you not read any books by?
  23. Who is your favourite author of all time?
  24. How many bookshelves do you own?
  25. How many books do you own?
  26. What is your favourite non-fiction book?
  27. What is your favourite children’s/middle-grade book?
  28. What is your next book on your TBR?
  29. What book are you currently reading?
  30. What book are you planning on buying next?
  31. What was the cheapest book you bought?
  32. What was the most expensive book you bought?
  33. What is a book you read after seeing the movie/ TV series?
  34. What is the newest book you have bought?
  35. What three books are you most looking forward to reading this year?
  36. What is a book you love that has a terrible trope? (Love triangle, etc)
  37. Have you read a book in a different language? What was it?
  38. What is a book you’ve read that is set in a time period before you were born?
  39. What book offended you?
  40. What is the weirdest book you have read?
  41. What is your favourite duology?
  42. What is your favourite trilogy?
  43. What book did you buy because of its cover?
  44. What is a book that you love, but has a terrible cover?
  45. Do you own a poetry anthology? What is your favourite poem from it?
  46. Do you own any colouring books based off other books?
  47. Do you own any historical fiction?
  48. What book made you angry?
  49. What book has inspired you?
  50. What book got you into reading?
werepuppyblack: (Default)
List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it! Let's see who has what!
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physical book or e-book: For the current moment, I'm going to go with physical book. Even though I do have the odd e-book or two, there's something about the feel of a book in your hand, it's weight and the feel of the paper under your fingers, just something about it all that can't really be beaten

audio book or in hand: Generally speaking, I do prefer having the book in hand. Audio books can be brilliant depending on who is reading the book - I have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as read by Douglas Hodge and that one is brilliant.

paperback or hardcover: Both actually. If it's a series, it really depends what I started that series with; started with a paperback? Well, I'm going to want the rest in paperback form to match. I like my series to match.

adult or young adult: Again, this would be a both one though I think I would need to admit more of a leaning towards YA lately. The plots seem to be engaging, for me personally, than some that have been coming out in adult novels lately.

series or standalone: Oh, this one is difficult. Again it's another both, but at the same time one more than the other? Like I love my various series, don't get me wrong, but at the same time, I am getting a little bit to the point where I've realised I've inadvertently got into another series and sort of ended up head-desking. We need a few more standalone novels than what are going around right now.

dog ears or bookmarks: Bookmarks! I can never have enough bookmarks. I actually need to get some more if I'm honest; I just can never seem to find any I like enough... Maybe if I look for fandom-y based ones for certain books...

breaking the spine or barely opening the book: Both seem a bit horrible to me. A broken spine can ruin the look of a book (or make it fall apart in a hardback's case) but barely opening the book... how are you meant to get involved in the story?

borrow or buy: Lately it's been buy more than borrow because my local library shut and the nearest library to it is on the third floor of a shopping center and I'm not even joking when I say the third floor is completely deserted and you can't help but feel a bit unsafe walking up to the library. So... yeah. Least in a bookstore I can sit somewhere nice, bright, near a CCTV and have a read of the book I want to buy.

bookstore or online: I love book stores to pieces, and it is to my constant regret that the nearest ones to me at about 15 or 20 miles away. Unless you count the local supermarkets and charity shops, but their stock can really range from day to day, basically. Asda seems to get some good YA stuff in lately, but at the same time, they had a huge in your face display for 50 Shades of Grey :/ So, basically, if I want good books? I have to shop online. The Book Depository is one of my favourite sites to use.

fiction or nonfiction: Both. The majority of my reading is mainly fiction, but I do also enjoy reading non-fiction when researching a particular period of history. Problem is, for non-fiction, it can be hard to find an author who writes in a style that feels right for you. Children get it easier - in the UK at least - they've got Horrible Histories and other comedic factual books aimed at them.

fantasy world or real life issues: How about a fantasy world that also deals with real life issues? Since, y'know, good fantasy is meant to being holding a mirror up to our world... I do read a lot of fantasy though, I'm not even going to lie about that.

kindle, ipad or other: I read on my phone occasionally, and I do have the kindle app for my laptop. I keep thinking about getting a kindle, but I think if I do, it would need to be the type that doubles up as a tablet so I feel like it's a useful buy. IDEK, my head thinks oddly.

monster read or short and sweet: Well, I do a yearly (or so) re-read of the Brick, which falls under monster read easily so I guess compared to that, anything seems short and sweet. I suppose a more accurate answer would be it depends on the size of the book I am currently reading, and if I am enjoying reading it.

starry eyed romance or full of action: Generally, I prefer action, but starry eyed romance has it's place. I just... prefer the type of starry-eyed romance that includes the people in the romance being aware of the others faults and strengths and not just seeing this ... idealised version of them. That's never good.

read the review or decide yourself: Hm... When there's a book I'm considering and I don't personally know anyone who has read it, I will tend to look up reviews. Goodreads tends to be quite helpful because I find that people are willing to be bit more critical there. Tumblr - sorry to say - is not so helpful for reviews, usually because of an over-emphasis on shipping. Shippers can be vicious if ther ship does not sail.

zombies or unicorns: Zombicorns, dude!
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
I have never actually done one of these. This will be fun.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Went on a holiday on my own. I know, this seems a little odd and actually, there have been a few solo trips planned since I was like ... 17, 18, but they always fell through at the last minute and this year the plans didn't fall through. It was only a weekend, but sometimes that's all you need.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't really make resolutions because I forget them like, half an hour later.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yup! Not so long ago actually, my cousin became a Dad and his daughter is one of the most... aware babies I've ever met. She's always just watching people.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
For once, I got through the year without being in funeral wear. That was fun.

5. What countries did you visit?
Just England

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Friends who live near me.

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
My 21st birthday and the few days surrounding that, which includes the first weekend in October. It was the maddest time, and one of the best times, and just all sorts of happiness and the like.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Academically proving I could bullshit better than I thought. Also: gaining a full page in the uni magazine for an article I wrote on the end of the Harry Potter era. Socially... going on holiday by myself.

9. What was your biggest failure?
This latest term of uni. Not academically - I'm still doing my fairly standard way there - but ... yeah.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Well, I had food poisoning during the summer which lasted about two weeks. Interestingly it was the side effects of the medication that lasted longer. Then I seemed to be fighting off a flu for the past month which has come and gone. Injury ... well I almost broke my nose, then a big blocky power adapter dropped on my toes... It's been an interesting couple of days

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Train tickets to London. Alternatively: my blu-ray dvd player. Which sounds very materlistic of me but I shall explain: my old dvd player was ... quite a good few years old. No, seriously, I think I bought it when I was still in high school. It died round about my birthday, and using my birthday money, I decided I would buy myself a new dvd player and well... the blu-ray one was in a sale and I got Tangled with it for a bit less than what it was meant to cost.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My family and my friends. The ones I can call friends.

13. Whose behavior appalled and depressed you?
Ii am purposefully leaving this blank as those who read this meme may likely know the answer to this, and thus why I do not want to answer it.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travel to and from uni, pens, and lunch. ... Uni's expensive.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Oooh, interesting one. Erm, fandom wise it was Horrible Histories, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, and the return of YOUNG DRACULA. Real life wise, probably my 21st. I don't usually get excited about my birthday, but this was my 21st and I was having this big party, and some great friends were coming up for it... Yeah, it was an exciting time.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2011?
Probably Na Na Na. MCR was my first gig of the year, and it was actually my first actual gig in a long while. Not to mention it was a band I'd been wanting to see since I was 13 or 14, and ... well, I'm never going to regret that I saw then during the Danger Days tour rather than the Black Parade tour that - at the time - everyone I knew managed to get tickets to.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder?
Today? I'm about the same. Over the past few months? I've been a lot sadder than I was last year. Much to my external frowny face.
ii. Thinner or fatter? I ... genuinely have no idea. Last week, I actually bought my first pair of skinny fit jeans. It was the same size I always buy, but it's actually too big for me around the waist - only reason I didn't swap for the size smaller is because I couldn't move my knees in the size smaller.
iii. Richer or poorer? Tiny bit richer as I still have a bit left of my birthday money; most of it sort of got used for day to day things.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
I wish ... I wish I had a way to travel more. I'd like to be able to get down and visit some friends more, and I wish I wrote more letters. I know I'm terrible for it, but I do occasionally just write out these long letters to people and never send them and ... I need to get better at it.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Caring about the things that were making me sad. Also I wish I'd stressed a lot less over the past month or so 'cause I still feel pretty bleh from it all.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Playing Pokémon Black.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?
What is this emotion that you call love?

23. How many one-night stands?
Pffft.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Young Dracula. Without a single doubt.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
At times I wonder if hate is the wrong word for it. Severely dislike? Feel completely humliated and betrayed by?

26. What was the best book you read?
Ooh, tough one. Hm... I really, really want to say Son of Neptune, and it's definiately in my top 3 but... But I got back into Eoin Colfer this summer and read one of the only books of his I hadn't - Half Moon Investigations - and it is just the most ... darling little book. It's funny, the characters are deeply enjoyable, and it's just one of those little books that I genuinely couldn't look away from - it came with me to London, just like Son of Neptune. (3rd in the top 3 is a tie - Snuff and Game of Thrones)

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Oh, either Valencia or... No, I'm going to say Valencia 'cause Skillet wasn't exactly a discovery, more of a re-discovery.

28. What did you want and get?
Erm... a new phone. Thanks parents!

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Hard one. Animated is Megamind. Live action ... I think I'm going to have to go with Thor.

30. What is your favourite new food?
This chicken teriyaki noddle dish. It's nothing special, but it's just one of those things that are quick to make, and really filling.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 21, and I had a party that was spent with my family, and some great friends. ... Also there was a Worst Witch/Weirdsister College marathon, and wand fights with two of my little cousins, one of whom kept declaring he was a House Elf who wanted his freedom.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I should have been satisfied already. Not being satisfied has caused most of my problems.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
...Lazy.

34. What kept you sane?
Sleep.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Possibly Ryota Ozawa, but I wouldn't say it was fancying so much as going "yes, he is very pretty."

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
In recent weeks I've been reading into SOPA a lot, but find me someone on the internet who hasn't. Erm, no, well, thanks to my gender studies class, I ended up doing a lot of reading on SlutWalks and just gender issues in general.

37. Whom did you miss?
As creepy as this may sound; Sid, Sam, Jamie, and J. The former three, it was so quiet after you left and everything just seemed sort of dull. The latter one, you went awol and you must NEVER DO IT AGAIN.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Erm ... thinking on it, it would be the toku couple of tumblr, since they both sort of made me a lot more aware of toku in general, and are just great people to talk to/flail over fandoms with.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Shit happens.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Give me the chance to speak my mind, my opinions are the social kind, if you for you, and I for I, then one of us is going to leave here blind. You know I won't give up without a fight, even if I'm the one whose wrong, and you're whose right.
werepuppyblack: (All the World's A Stage)
I love and miss you all. Have hugs. Both memes are from [personal profile] thesecondbatgirl  and I only noticed them recently. Clearly I am FAIL. Also these are different to my usual memes. Well, one is. Unless you have me on plurk. Then it's par for the course.

Also, also - Collectormania Glasgow this weekend. Will not be going in cosplay (sadtimes) but will be there on the Saturday to rock it out. Will bring my wand.

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do you immediately look for?


AND

Give me a character name (and an 'verse*, if relevant) and I'll write you a drabble/sentence (depending on attention span) about how they lost their virginity**.

*Which can be a canon 'verse, an AU I've written, or something you made up on the spot but think I might actually have something to say about.
**For many possible values of 'virginity,' depending on the character, situation, or my whim.


As always; my fandom list: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, American Idiot, Artemis Fowl, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Glee, Harry Potter, Iron Man (film), Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Les Misérables, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Peter Pan, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Sherlock, Spaced, Thor (film), True Blood, Weirdsister College, We Will Rock You, Wizard of Oz, WWE, Worst Witch,  Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Dracula


Meme!

Jul. 31st, 2011 11:14 pm
werepuppyblack: (All the World's A Stage)
1. Drop any ‘ship from a fandom that you know I have some knowledge about in the comments
2. I will rant about aforementioned romantic pairing. This may be incoherent gushing or exclamations of disgust, depending on what it is.


My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, American Idiot, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Glee, Harry Potter, Iron Man (film), Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Les Misérables, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Peter Pan, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Sherlock, Spaced, Thor (film), True Blood, Wizard of Oz, WWE, Worst Witch,  Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Dracula
werepuppyblack: (Disney)
Put a character or pairing from one of my fandoms in my ask and I'll make a mini-fanmix (3-5 songs) for them. I'll even make make cover art. Well, try to at least. My art skills are not great.

My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, American Idiot, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Glee, Harry Potter, Iron Man (film), Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Les Misérables, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Peter Pan, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Sherlock, Spaced, Thor (film), True Blood, Wizard of Oz, WWE, Worst Witch, Young Dracula, Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Dracula
werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
Ganked, again, from [livejournal.com profile] prgirlsrock  (yeah, ever noticed when I'm feeling a little under the weather I tend to post memes?) Am going to do this one in batches of five in the hopes I won't forget halfway through. (Yes this may be a long post. Bear with me - it'll have pictures!)

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werepuppyblack: (Time Tots Rengades)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] prgirlsrock 

Give me a series and I'll tell you:
-fave male:
-fave female:
-least favorite:
-who resembles me:
-most attractive:
-three more characters that I like.
werepuppyblack: (Oh Hatter)
 Give me a topic, preferably a fannish topic that I would be likely to have something to say about, and I will attempt to write you a few paragraphs of meta on what I think about the subject.

werepuppyblack: (All the World's A Stage)
Nicked from guety:

Post a comment with a character or pairing and I'll tell you what song reminds me of them

My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Card Captor Sakura, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Glee, Harry Potter, Iron Man (film), Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Peter Pan, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Spaced, Thor (film), True Blood, Wizard of Oz, WWE, Worst Witch, Young Dracula, Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Dracula

Meme Time!

May. 3rd, 2011 07:57 pm
werepuppyblack: (old_neverland)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] second_batgirl 

Name a character in any of my fandoms and I'll tell you 3-4 things about them from my personal fanon-take on said character. (Per usual, "from any of my fandoms" can be "any fictional character you think I'm familiar with" though it's possible I won't have an ANSWER).


My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Card Captor Sakura, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Glee, Harry Potter, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Peter Pan, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Spaced, True Blood, Wizard of Oz, WWE, Worst Witch, Young Dracula, Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Dracula

werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] guety 

Name a character from one of my fandoms, and I will reply saying:

* How I FEEEEEL about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.


My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Card Captor Sakura, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Glee, Harry Potter, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Spaced, True Blood, WWE, Worst Witch, Young Dracula, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Please add any others you can think of! 

Meta Meme

Feb. 24th, 2011 04:14 pm
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck is not convinced by this p)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] pockythoughts 

Give me a topic, preferably a fannish topic that I would be likely to have something to say about, and I will attempt to write you a few paragraphs of meta on what I think about the subject.
werepuppyblack: (Default)
 Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] prgirlsrock 

My het OTP:
My slash OTP:
My femslash OTP:
My endgame OTP:
My original OTP:
My crack OTP:
My guilty pleasure OTP:
My anti-OTP:

Comment with one of my many, many fandoms and I'll reply. 

Meme!

Nov. 25th, 2010 05:15 pm
werepuppyblack: (Default)
Nicked from both [livejournal.com profile] second_batgirl  and [livejournal.com profile] pockythoughts 

Name a character/real person from one of my fandoms/shows/anything and I'll give you:

(a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon
(b) a reason he/she sucks
(c) a reason he/she is amazing
(d) five things that I'd like to see happen to them
(e) five people that I can't ship that character with and why
werepuppyblack: (Default)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, werepuppyblack sent to me...
Twelve squirrel_tamers drumming
Eleven action figures piping
Ten power rangers a-leaping
Nine les miserables dancing
Eight cats a-milking
Seven musicals a-swimming
Six animaniacs a-laying
Five go-o-o-ood omens
Four dc comics
Three blood ties
Two st trinians
...and a spaced in a firefly.
Get your own Twelve Days: