Anyway, I was going to talk about last weekend and my birthday until I realized...oh yeah...you were all there...Because we're the only ones left. All the other barricades have fallen. No, wait, I mean all the other bloggers have deserted us. Yeah, that's it. Anyway, on to questions!
If you were dating the guy you've always dreamed of, would you still be with him if you felt like something was missing?
No. Even Taylor Swift agrees with me on this one. If something’s missing, if there’s no spark, if the magic’s not there...He must not really be the one. He may meet all your criteria for the “perfect” guy, but I think what’s most important is how you feel about someone, not what’s on their resume, so to speak. It’s both comforting and disconcerting to think that someone who seems so perfect for you might be all wrong, but that’s what makes falling in love so exciting, I suppose. The mystery of it all, the riddles. Not that I’d know...But still, I like to offer my unwarranted opinion.
As of right now, what do you think is going to happen to Wickham?
I don’t know, man! I DON’T think he and Lydia are going to end up together. They just CAN’T! They won’t. I bet Darcy will either pay him to take the site down, or he’ll have some really good blackmail on him so Wickham will take it down without a bribe. I just really want to see a Darcy/Wickham smackdown. Maybe not literally. But I want everybody to tell him off and I want him to get what’s coming to him. You know, kind of like that episode of Downton Abbey where Mary’s fiance gets told off twice and then punched? I want that to happen to Wickham.
If you were Ursula, whose voice would you want to steal?
Whose life would you want to live for 3 months (real people)?
Carrie Fletcher, maybe? She seems to have a really fun and interesting life; she’s friends with other cool youtubers; and she appears to be a great person. Plus, she gets to be British every day of her life! My dream! Oh, and she can SING!!!! Yeah, I’d totally be her!
Why does Jill ask so many questions?
Because she wants to win? Or because she has lots of thoughts? Or because she’s curious...but also not.
How many days until the warm weather comes back consistently?
I’d like to say 34, but we live in Bowling Green, so consistency doesn’t exist here.
Do you get tired of eating a certain kind of food?
Yes. Part of the reason I abandoned my meal plans was that I got so tired of campus food that I had to force myself to eat it. The desire definitely wasn’t there.
Favorite old Hollywood actor/tress?
Well, my first instinct was to say Vincent Price. And there’s Audrey Hepburn, of course. And Katherine Hepburn is really good. And Bette Davis! She is such a creepy lady. And then there’s Cary Grant--I love him! And Jimmy Stewart!
Favorite song at this moment?
Ughh, Rachael, why do you do this to me??? I mean, you did say “at this moment,” which makes it a little easier, but noooo. Ummmm.... “A Little Fall of Rain” from Les Mis. That’s it. I’d put a link to it, but SPOILERS! So don’t even listen to it if you haven’t seen the movie. Just don’t do it.
But I’ve also REALLY been enjoying Aaron Tveit’s voice lately, so I’ve listened to a lot of delightful musical theater songs featuring his fantasticalness. Like this. And this. And this!
Fav song to dance to?
I know I have a favorite...Well, Rachael, I really like to dance to “Don’t Stop Believing” and “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” when we dance like we’re on Glee. lol
How bout to sing along to?
Hmm...Either “One Day More” from Les Mis or “Elephant Love Medley” from Moulin Rouge, because I like to sing ALL the parts!
Would you date a guy who has the Beatles haircut?
Yeah. Yeah, I think I would if he was an attractive guy (not just physically, I mean all-around attractiveness).
Why does the Navy keep sending me things?
They want YOU!
If you were to join one branch of the military, which would you pick and why?
Navy. My grandfather was in the Navy, so that’s cool. And boats. Mostly boats.
If you were given a safety lecture for a class similar to what I described in my last blog, what would your reaction be?
I would seriously consider dropping the class. Also, I’d be really worried if I got a lecture like that one of my classes, considering that I’m studying film. lol
Least favorite sound?
Um...vomiting? Especially if it’s coming from me. Also, I wonder why you ask this. Now I’m self-conscious that I was making some terrible sound...
Spiderpig or goatfairy?
Oooh. Tough one. I think I have to go with goatfairy, though.
Who's my favorite president and why?
I told you. It’s Nixon. I mean, he had that little dog named Checkers. What’s not to like?
What does Leadership mean to you?
It means...Where’s Dr. Baker when you need him?
What aspect of school would you most like to do away with?
The part with the homework and the tests and the assigned reading and the projects. Oh, and the getting up before 9 or 10 a.m. for class.
Favorite prank that you've pulled, you've seen pulled, or has been pulled on you?
In high school, my parents and I put a lifesize doll I had on a float in our pool, then lured Victoria out there in the dark. When she saw the “body” floating in the water, she screamed. Then she stopped when the flashlight wasn’t directed at it. But when my mom shined the light on the pool again, she screamed again. She did that like 3 or 4 times. It was an actual reaction, and it was hilarious! And it turns out that the “dead girl” in the pool prompted us to make our very first film, “Mad Cow.” Thus, Random Moments Productions was born!
How does it feel to be owed $369.60?
I feel like a loan shark...and I like it.
What do you look for in a good TV show?
So many things. Obviously I want an interesting story, but I think characters are more important than plot. If you love the characters, they can almost just do whatever. And, like Jill and I have talked about a lot, that feeling of community is something I’ve noticed I really like in a show. Like, the feeling that the characters all mesh together as part of something bigger than themselves. Firefly is a great example of this: there are 9 members of Serenity’s crew, and they’re like a family, and watching it, I just want to be part of that. You know? I love those shows that really suck you in, and make you want to be best friends with the characters. Like I said, Firefly is one of those, but also Doctor Who, Sherlock, Downton Abbey. They all feature groups of people who are either family or make their own sort of family together. I also like the shows that are like that in a different way, involving small towns. Examples would be Gilmore Girls and Once Upon a Time. Oh, and then there’s 7th Heaven. I was thinking about all the shows I like or used to like a lot, and that was another one, as well as Boy Meets World. Do all tv shows have that community/family dynamic, or just the ones I watch? Because it seems like everything I watch has that to an extent. I guess that’s one of my top criteria for a good show, then.
But like I said, I also like really interesting plots, usually ones that are interconnected. That’s why I usually prefer the season-long story arcs rather than miscellaneous stand-alone episodes.
Another thing: I like shows with a good deal of drama, but in a classy way. Like Downton Abbey has all kinds of exciting scandals and spats between characters, but it’s done well. It’s not overdramatized or immature. And it’s not repetitive. I used to really enjoy watching Glee, but eventually the excessive on-again-off-again drama got annoying. I still like it okay, but I’ve quit actually following it. Sometimes I get the urge to watch a few episodes on Hulu, but mostly for the musical numbers. After the original cast became less prominent, I cared significantly less about the new characters. Although I did find Rachel’s new life in New York really fun to watch there for a while. Ooops, I just went off on a really long tangent about all the shows I like. The end.
Hotter than a pepper sprout? Crooked as a rainbow? No, I guess those would be colloquialisms more than idioms. I’m not really sure...Colder than a well digger’s backside? Dang it, colloquialisms!
What does the phrase "have your cake and eat it too" mean to you (in the context of our conversation yesterday about "fine lines")?
It means having both of the things you want without giving up either. Hence, it is usually preceded by “You can’t.” Because if you think about it logically, you either get to have the cake (as in keep it) or eat it (it’s gone to your tummy). Although, you could eat part of the cake, I guess. But that defeats the purpose, because then you’re compromising.
What do you think of the 'Harlem Shake' youtube trend?
I’m not too familiar with it, but from what you showed me earlier on Toby’s video, it doesn’t seem pleasant...
You gonna survive without tumblr during lent?
ermm...mehhh...what is airrrrrrrr??? *whimpers*
If you could make your own Chinese zodiac, what animals would you put on it?
Monkey, dog, cat, wallaby, mouse, wolf, unicorn, dragon, ood, otter, zedonk, hedgehog...or maybe a fox. Or a bearcoon.
Fight or flight?
Right now, punk.
Let’s take this outside.
Because I said so.
If you could have one prop from any TV show or movie, what would you pick?
Probably Jack’s compass from Pirates of the Caribbean. I mean, especially if it points to the thing you want most. lol. And I already have a sonic screwdriver, but of course I’d love to have THE sonic screwdriver. Or Sherlock’s violin...Or the red flag from Les Mis.
Why do you think people are, as you say, "innately driven to organize the world, other people included, into categories and try to make sense of their surroundings?"
Oh, self, that is so not cool! You can’t just barge in here and get all philosophical in the middle of my Question Thursday. This is for Sara, you hear me?
Ugh, I guess I’ll answer, though. Wouldn’t want to slight myself. Hmm. So, I think people try to categorize themselves and each other, as Sara said, to make sense of things. But also to feel better about themselves, probably. Like, “Well, I’m this kind of person, so that makes me better than that girl over there” and whatnot.
So who's this Eywa?
“Who's Eywa? Only their deity! Their goddess, everything they know! You'd know this if you've had any training whatsoever.” So basically, Grandmother Willow of the Avatar world...No wait, that’s the Tree of Souls. You know, I’ve only seen this movie once. I get confused.
Can I just ox you a question?
Go for it.
Are you talkin' Scottish now?
Do you fancy Billie Piper?
Is this the bothered face that sits before thee?
Right, I’m calling your parents.
Are you disrespecting the house of Cooper?
Art thou calling my mother a pox-ridden wench?
Art thou calling my father a goodly rotten apple?
*uses sonic screwdriver to turn her into an action figure*
How is it with you, lady?
Alas, how is ’t with you, that you do bend your eye on vacancy and with th' incorporal air do hold discourse?
...But yeah, I’m doing pretty good.
What is this quintessence of dust?
Oh Hamlet, you’re so emo...It's gonna be okay...Well, not really...
Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
That’s actually a really romantic thing to say...I think. I mean, no offense, but you’re Macbeth. I don’t remember you saying anything too appealing. I just remember you killed that dude. Probably lots of dudes...
Have you ever asked the grinning bobcat why he grins?
Because he’s taxidermed that way? With a cool steampunk outfit?
And also...just because: this!
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain?
Not like you can, gurrrrl.
What do you think are the merits and drawbacks of a zombie chick flick?
Well...zombies. Depending on your preferences, this could go either way. I'm guessing you've either seen or (more likely) you are contemplating seeing Warm Bodies. I haven't seen it, but the trailer does look funny, so there's a merit. But a drawback is...I don't know...I can't think of anything particularly negative about such a film, but it just doesn't appeal to me so much.
Do you find any similarities between watch Monty Python and being Rick Rolled?
What?...Sorry...What? They’re both...unexpected...and funny? Maybe? What? What is this question?
Why didn't you and Jill go to fencing on Tuesday?
How do you think your life would be different if you just went by "Anna"?
People wouldn’t get so confused about what my middle name is. I’d be more easily mixed up with other Annas. And old ladies probably wouldn’t compliment me on my name as often. Anna’s okay, but I prefer Anna Beth. :)
Which of the British countries, in your opinion, is best, and why?
I’m partial to England. I did live there, after all. And it’s just wonderful, and London is there, and Harlaxton, and all the things! I mean, I’m kind of biased; I did travel around England a lot, whereas I was only in Scotland and Ireland for a few days, and I was only in Wales for a few hours.
How long can you wear a pair of heels before your feet start to hurt?
I don’t know. I’ve never really timed myself. lol. I can usually stay in heels for quite a while, though. Unless I’m dancing. Then maybe only a couple of hours, at most, before the bare feet come out.
Why do heels make your feet hurt?
Because they’re pretty. Fashion isn’t supposed to be comfortable. ;)
Favorite kind of accent?
English, and Irish, and Scottish, and Hugh Jackman--I mean...Australian.
Favorite American accent?
My great-aunt Evelyn has a really beautiful voice. Just the way she speaks is so crisp and enunciated. I'm not sure if you'd call it an accent, but...
How's it feel to be 21?
Suspicious of Rachael... :P
Whelp, here we are. That's the end of REVENGE OF QUESTION THURSDAY! And my favorite iiiiiiissssssss...............
ME! Just kidding, it's Jill. So ask Jill lots of questions for next week!
Also, have a happy Valentine's Day, eat lots of chocolate, and...Yeah, that's about it.
The End. This is America.