Hey guys! Today just happens to be my birthday, so happy birthday to me! As I’m a year older than I was last year, I thought I’d let you get to know me just that little bit better. I’m going to do a top-three of different topics, just for a bit of fun! As it’s the middle of winter here in the UK, call it my icebreaker!
- Noughts and Crosses series
- Morganville series
- House of Night series
I’ve loved reading from a very young age, and I’m currently attempting to write a series of novels, as well as short stories and a World of Darkness roleplay campaign. I gravitate towards young adult novels, and one such series that has had me gripped for the past decade has been Noughts and Crosses. It’s a dystopian-esque where racial roles are reversed, so blacks (Crosses) have the power and freedom that us whites currently have in real life, where whites (Noughts) are treated like scum, basically. It mimicks what we see today, but reversed. There are currently five books in the series, with a sixth being written as a finale. It’s also being turned into a BBC show, which I’m so excited for.
Fun fact: Malorie Blackman, the author of this series, also co-wrote the Doctor Who episode Rosa.
- Fight Club
- Scott Pilgrim vs The World
- Hocus Pocus
While Hocus Pocus gave me my first lesbian crush in Sarah Jessica Parker, it was Fight Club that broke the mould for me in terms of cinematography. I studied Film back in my sixth-form days, and one of the films we studied was Fight Club. Because I got so invested in the story and imagery that was presented to me, it became a firm favourite for me.
- Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
- Love Train by The O’Jays
- Don’t Lose Ur Head by The Cast of Six The Musical
I love listening to cheery songs or songs that I know I can groove to, and that kinda makes up my list of favourite songs. My love for Love Train actually came from this Falinks video, whereas Don’t Stop Me Now came from this one. I blame Tik Tok for my appreciation for musical numbers.
- The uncanny valley
I have to explain the last one. You know the feeling that something isn’t quite right, or just that little bit off (like the above image, it’s in my gallery forever, I hope you’re happy)? That’s how I feel when I see or hear something off. That’s what made Doki Doki Literature Club so awful to sit through. Connor can replicate that feeling really well in describing scenarios, I hate him for it. Warped music doesn’t help – the last time I had warped music in my dreams, I ended up with sleep paralysis.
I also don’t like the concept of nothingness after death. Like, we wouldn’t even know that we were dead, and that would be it.
- Homemade chicken noodle soup
Pineapple doesn’t go on pizza, simple. I’m not a sociopath. However, I make an amazing chicken noodle soup! Food isn’t something that I tend to pick favourites of, but let’s just say that my favourite pizza is a meat feast, while I tend to enjoy a good Chinese or Indian takeaway. Although, I am a bit of a pussy because I don’t like overly-spicy flavours.
- Tropical Rain
- Blue Ice
- Green Apple
I just ordered a tub of Green Apple, actually. It tastes like apple-flavoured sweets, and it’s lovely. Tropical Rain and Blue Ice are very refreshing, too. I feel that these are my three personal flavours of choice and that most of the flavours I’ve tried so far have been lovely.
- Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
- Pokemon Sword
- The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
I think the Danganronpa franchise will always be my favourite, but out of all of the games, V3 topped my expectations, despite the mixed reception for the ending (I actually found it quite clever). As to be expected, I’ve now sunk over 300 hours into Pokemon Sword, and I keep going back to it to do my shiny hunts. And the same goes for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, as the original helped me out of my first depressive state about seven years ago.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Assassination Classroom
- Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
I discussed my feelings towards Madoka in this post, which will explain it further. I loved the semi-seriousness of Assassination Classroom, as well as the surprising turns of events, and following the class in their training to become assassins. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is an iconic anime series, usually rated as one of the best of all-time, and I have to agree. It has its lighter moments, but they don’t derail the plot and make everything that all of the characters do have higher stakes to them.
Did anything in my list surprise you? I hope something caught your eye that you may want to ask more about. I’m all ears!