0.5: post rules1: Each PERSON has to share 13 things about them.
2: ANSWER the 13 questions asked to you and invent 13 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
3: CHOOSE 13 people.
4: You have to legitimately tag 13 people.
5: You can't say that you don't do tags.
6: Tag-backs are ALLOWED.
7: YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY. NO COMMENTS. Unless you're commenting about the actual entry.
8: You have to finish this within a week. If not; you'll have to do whatever the creator tells you to. Art, rp, etc. Unless you don't want to I really don't care.
9: Be creative with the title. No "I've Got Tagged" things.
10: Eat pizzas.(these are rules for the next victims)
11: Try to find an original 12th rule: Don't panic.
12: Try to find an original 13th rule: You can dance if you want to.
13: Try to find an original 11th rule: Find that bastard and make sure they are dead before the next full moon.
1. I have 6 WIP MOCs going at once right now.
2. As I write this, there's a group of builders climbing outside my bedroom window to repair one of my house's chimneys. They are loud.
3. My mum is a science teacher and my dad is an ordained minister in the Church of England. As a result of this, my outlook on faith and science is different to most. And they work on opposite days of the week. We have never had a family holiday. :I
4. I am technically studying Biology at the University of Hull right now, but I've been out of action since Christmas thanks to falling ill and being unable to complete my research project into fungus genetics... yey. So, starting again in September.
5. I've been singing in a church choir (professionally!) for the last decade. I am a bass.
I'm genuinely worried that I might be addicted to using Bricklink. I've made 5 orders in as many weeks and I'm not even sure what I want the pieces for. But they are nice. Also got Hydraxon in the last one, who I never got as a kid.
He holds his ammunition on his feet...
7. I have no allergies, phobias or major scars... there are two on my left hand that I have no memory of acquiring though...
8. My family's cat is named Kody. She's a raging ball of fluff and claws and enjoys wrapping herself around my brother's ankles or otherwise catching him unprepared, and following old ladies around the church in town (which she claims as her territory). She's a rescue cat from the RSPCA, and when she and I first met at the shelter, she came out and stood on my lap as if to say "I've been waiting for you.". Her keeper rushed us out with her and assured us the paperwork could be sorted out later.
9. I've been into D&D for about as long as I've been into Bionicle. My dad introduced me to Neverwinter Nights before I was even ten, and I still play it to this day.... probably explains a lot about me. :v I've recently gotten into Pen and Paper gaming at university as well, and am currently running an experimental Pathfinder game with my dad and younger brother.
10. My younger brother (nearly 20 now) is a theatre student, and even more eccentric than I am. Thanks to the really small age difference, we get along really well.
11. I learned how to scuba dive as part of the first year of my university course. After my first deep dive (at Capernwray for those interested) I ended up with a raging infection in both ears that left me bedbound and in pain for a whole week. My mum was convinced I'd been sunburned in both ears. The doctor thought that was very funny. And I'd happily go through all that again for another dive. It was great.
I tend to stay up ridiculously late thanks to playing a lot of online games and the like with Americans. The time zone difference is pretty harsh when you wanna do that sort of thing. Less so now everyone's on break for the summer though.
When people have been doing planned events on those games I've quite often woken up at like 3am to catch them instead. I'm pretty sure MMORPGs are not the best way to start the day, but still fun.
13. A massive chunk of my Bionicle storyline (which for those who follow me know just how ridiculously expansive it is) is derived from old RP groups on MOCpages (BRC, BRCII, Isle of Thorns, etc) and includes alternate versions of a lot of peoples' self-MOCs. These include but are not limited to Callan, Cossy, Ferrum, Lianyu, Krikitt and Aridike.
1. What would you say is your best talent?
Singing, probably. It's a little tricky to think about as a talent since you don't need any special equipment or the like, but it's a serious thing all the same.
2. Where was your childhood hangout?
This is a bit tricky, since my childhood was sliced into two by a big move up North 10 years ago. At school my friends and I used to all hang out in the Music classroom and just chill.
3. What is your favorite type of tree?
It's hard for me to have a proper favourite of any sort of creature when I'm devoting my life to studying them, but pine might be the one... I've got fond early memories of running around in old pine woods in Sherwood Forest and the smell is just unmistakable.
4. What is your biggest fear?
I'm not really sure. I don't think I've got one particular biggest fear.
5. What is your most developed OC?
Harren Kaleon (who krikitt
will know far better than anyone else here). She's been a central "main" character to the TC storyline where she originated, and is also my main character on Champions Online, where she really came into her own as a really deep and complex character.
6. What would your dream house be like (what's inside, what's outside, where is it, what does it look like, etc.)?
After the horrors of the housing I've had at university, I'm really not too picky. So long as it had internet access and working plumbing, I'll be happy.
7. If there was one of my characters you would like to meet in real life, who would it be and why?
's characters, I'm not so sure, since I'm not too familiar with them. I'm pretty sure what with them being all Bionicle characters they wouldn't like me anyway. Purely organic creatures like us are repulsive to them.
8. What is your favorite holiday?
In my old village an apple festival was held every October. That was easily my favourite.
9. What is the best part of your day/week?
Given I'm unemployed and waiting to head back to university, I have no real structure to my time and can't really give a decent answer to that. :T
10. Imagine you are a superstitious inhabitant of some tiny island far from civilization who had never seen so much as a bicycle before. Write up a myth to explain some everyday technological wonder.
It was a dark and stormy night, and the herald looked out across the waves as he often did. His great starry eyes pierced the clouds and the water and saw far, miles away, to the open seas where the metal whales swam and the shining towers shone and the land glittered like mica dust in the night. And he lamented.
For it was many centuries ago when he had seen the treachery that had brought the metal whales to the shores of this land, and men had come out of their mouths and bellies and spread out, carrying sharp blades and sharp tongues, and eyes of greed. And they looked upon the mountain and saw its light, and shouted at our ancestors with sharp words.
And it was the Herald who would answer them, and heard their demands with his great ears, and was horrified by them.
For these men of metal were frightened by the light at the top of the mountain, and knew not what it was. They had seen it from afar and their whales had come to it, and the men of metal wished to destroy it.
But the Herald bade them not be afraid. For the light was a great comfort to our people, and protected us, and he knew that it could not be destroyed.
But he was fooled. As the men listened, they grinned their sharp grins, and they followed him up the mountain to the light at the top, and when they reached it, they pushed him, and he fell down the mountain again. And they took their blades and cut the light off the top of the mountain and put it in a bag, and took it away with them.
And the spirits of darkness came from the sea and walked onto the island, and they thanked the men of metal, who climbed back into their whale and swam away with the light, and they did not understand what they had done.
And the spirits came and thanked the Herald for letting them come, and they laughed, and tortured him, and they ran into the villages and tormented the people, and devoured the fields, and covered it all with shadow and doubt.
And the light now covered all the lands, and the men, far away. And each night since, the Herald has stood on the shore, with his eyes of stars and tears, and calls the light to return to the mountain and to burn on the island again, and the shadows laugh at him.
11. If there was one idea you could go back and steal, what would it be?
Probably that stud-pinhole joint technique Cameron G came up with. It's super useful.
12. What is the best place, real or fictional, for a summer vacation?