Wow, I have a lot of these to get through… May skip a couple! :P
Any films anyone's interested in, atm, apart from Hunger Games?
I really want to see War Horse – but I know that if I do, I will be in floods of tears in the cinema.
Speaking of Hunger Games, I haven’t read them and know next to nothing about them: are they actually worth reading?
What are people writing at the moment?
Well, I’m supposed to be writing an archaeology essay… it’s going badly: done next to no reading because the question is so vague that I don’t really know where to start… Also have a Genetics essay to write for Biological Anthropology, and will be getting an essay on some aspect of identity for Social Anthropology tomorrow… yay.
As far as FF goes, currently nothing. If I get the time, and find some energy, over the next few days, then I will be starting an OotP fic from Lupin’s POV – would like to be looking for a Beta by the end of the month if anyone’s interested Would also be nice to find time for some original fiction: the ideas are there, but the time and energy, to research as well as write, just aren’t there at the moment.
Who is sick of winter? Anyone?
Me! I don’t like the threat of ice: I hate walking on anything slippery, and I’m dreading the day it gets icy and I have to dodge buses/bikes, as I just know I’m going to slip and fall into the road or something! The cold is also drying my skin out horribly: I’ve resorted to Savlon (anti-septic cream) for my hands, as my knuckles are just cracking and sore! :’(
What do you do in January (or winter) that you don't do in most other times?
Take hot water bottles everywhere – lectures, buses, bed (to keep my feet warm)…
Don't standardized tests stink?
What exactly is a standardised test?
What is your least favourite month of the year?
I don’t like January, actually: the post-Christmas blues, the cold, the way that fitness equipment/diet cookbooks/gym memberships are suddenly advertised everywhere... I could keep going, but I think that’s enough to be dealing with! :P
What is your favourite musical era? Favourite composer?
I don’t know much about eras…! I like Grunge music – does that count? Although to be honest, I like most varieties of rock, so it’s probably more of a genre thing. And composers… John Williams? :P I like certain bits of classical music (eg, Ride of the Valkyries) but I don’t listen to enough to have a favourite…
What's your favourite time of year?
What music do you listen to cheer you up? What books do you read?
Honestly, I don’t listen to music or read to cheer me up: I can’t think of it that way, my tastes change depending on my mood. I’ve been in a rubbish mood today, so the main 2 songs I’ve listened to are “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For a Sunbeam” and “Lake of Fire” (both by Nirvana), though when I started to perk up, I moved onto Foo Fighters. I think if I tried to listen to something cheery on purpose, I’d just be irritated by it - sometimes a bit of wallowing is the best thing! I do usually cheer up on my own eventually, once I've mulled things over a little.
NEW TQ: Does anyone have any New Year's Resolutions this year? And if so, have you stuck to them? :P