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So [personal profile] seventhe asked me five questions. Leave me the most awesome picture or video you can find and I will do the same.

1. What do you think of Dreamwidth? Have you used any other journaling sites? When did you move here, and why, etc?

I love Dreamwidth. I started out on LJ (back when you had to be invited in!) and I wandered over to IJ briefly, but this is my favorite journaling site so far. I love how customizable it is, I love the responsiveness and integrity of the owners, I feel good having a paid account, but most of all I love the community, which has built up from nothing into someplace I spend most of my time. I moved over after some dumbass thing LJ did, and while I maintained an LJ-mirror for a while, I moved here permanently after some other dumbass thing LJ did. Now I only use LJ to keep track of a handful of people who haven't jumped ship yet.

2. HEY, KNITTING. What was your last project!

Last project I finished was a hanging dishcloth (I sewed the button on yesterday). I have the second sock of a pair, two shawls, a scarf, a pair of mittens, and a pair of fingerless gloves on the needles at the moment.

3. Do you have a degree? If so, what in? Where'd you go to school? How was the experience?

I have a B.A. with a double major in English Literature and Women & Gender Studies from Arizona State. I also spent two years at the community college getting my basics out of the way.

For the most part, I really enjoyed ASU, particularly my upper-division classes, which were overwhelmingly small and well-taught. As a liberal arts major at a university that is very fond of its business degrees, I generally felt like the proverbial redheaded stepchild in so far as the classrooms were usually small and crumbling. The Women's Studies Department didn't have its own space until the last year or so I was in school, so classes were offered all over campus, which gave me a fairly unique perspective of the way the college looked. The people I worked with, though, were uniformly fantastic.

4. Favorite FF pairing(s), and a bit about them?

Squall/Rinoa. Tseng/Rufus. Tidus/Yuna. What I like in relationships is genuine depth of feeling, connection, and mutual support. I like relationships that outsiders can't quite see into, but that are obvious that there's something true going on. I like playing with power dynamics, I like people who need one another, and I love "I can't quite explain it, but you just make my life better." What struck me about Tidus is how he just wanted to help Yuna, to make her life easier and her burden lighter, because he cares about her. I love how Rinoa is able to draw Squall out, when Quistis never quite managed it. I love the Turks' dedication to Rufus.

5. You can only eat one thing for the next week. what is it?

Pasta. It's incredibly versatile, comes in all different shapes, can be prepared a million ways. I should've been Italian.
ambersweet: Hardcore knitters do it with DPNs. (Pink sock)
Put in a letter of the alphabet in the address bar, and see what the top website is. (And if you play along, be nice; outing yourself is fine; outing other people by giving links to their kinks is not.)

I keep two browsers open most of the time, so I don't have to log into and out of various accounts on various sites. I went through Firefox and it was really boring - lots of repeats, mostly Ravelry hits. So have Safari instead! ...I don't promise that it's really any more interesting.

Safari )
ambersweet: Close-up on my face from the Faire scene. (Faire scene)
From [personal profile] boywonder Comment here and I'll pick three of your fandoms. You are free to repost this with your answers to the questions in your journal.

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Comment with a fandom and I'll tell you my:

One True Pairing Ship:

Canon Ship:

"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship:

"You are one sick bastard" Ship:

"I dabble a little" Ship:

"It's like a car crash" Ship:

"Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship:

"Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not" Ship:

"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship:

"When all is said and done" Ship:

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