I would like to thank buddy3blogger for the award. I don’t usually answer these sorts of things, but on the other hand — they can be fun! =) As usual, I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular, but if you want to answer the questions, that would be lovely!
11 things about myself
  1. I would trade my talent as an author to be a composer, music is so precious to me.
  2. As a kid, I wanted to be a “dinosaur researcher,” like Sam Neil’s character in Jurassic Park — before the movie came out!
  3. Most of my deepest historical passions stemmed from a movie that inspired me to research the period and historical figures.
  4. One of my greatest regrets is not seeing Wicked! on Broadway… I was there the year it first came out.
  5. I can vocally mimic almost any female actress, and a few singers too.
  6. Zoos make me terribly sad.
  7. The first love of my life was Sherlock Holmes. Reading him in sixth grade gave me a bigger vocabulary than all my friends.
  8. I have no End Times theories, and what’s more… don’t care to form any.
  9. Can’t stand killing bugs. I rescue any in my house and take them outside.
  10. Would rather read a good biography than a bad novel.
  11. Has always been attracted to older men.
Questions from buddy2blogger:
  1. What has been your greatest moment in life so far? Dashing through the rain to see The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. My shoes were never the same!
  2. Who (other than your parents) has been a source of inspiration for you? Katharine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII. I admire her so very much. She faced so much with unwavering devotion and complete humility, but she never once let her husband walk all over her. My faith is paltry in comparison to hers.
  3. Are you an extrovert who loves partying and hanging out or more of an introverted person? Oh, introverted, without a doubt — the bigger the crowd, the less likely I want to be involved.
  4. Who is your favorite movie director and what is the latest movie of his/hers you have seen? Visually, I would have to say Tim Burton, since I love his morbidity and attention to detail, but from a screenwriter perspective, Douglas McGrath is amazing. I think his adaptations of Nicholas Nickleby and Emma are wonderful. In the former’s case, the last of his newer films I have seen was Alice in Wonderland — for the latter, sadly, he hasn’t done anything for awhile.
  5. What news channel/newspaper do you watch/read to get the latest news? That would be my dad! Honestly, he is my news source… but otherwise, now and again I check out Drudge Report.
  6. Name some of your favorite hobbies: Writing, making music videos, producing Femnista.
  7. Has becoming a blogger had any impact on your life so far? If yes, in what way(s)? Only in the sense that it has connected me to many wonderful people. Growing up in a home where my writing was published in printed format on a regular basis, I was never all that shy about sharing my opinions with the world. But with print, you only ever send your thoughts out into the void — as a blogger, sometimes you get feedback and that can open your mind to incredible new ideas.
  8. Who is your favorite author(s)? C.S. Lewis. I am in awe of his ability to take something profound and express it in so few words, in such simple terms that a child can easily understand it. I also admire J.K. Rowling, as much for her business sense (she literally built an empire on her books) as her imagination. For nonfiction, I most admire the works of Antonia Frasier, even if at times I disagree with her conclusions.
  9. If there was one thing you want to change about yourself, what would that be? I would like to be more at ease in conversation with others. It takes me a very long time to reach a point where I am comfortable enough to converse easily, and that is very hindering at times.
  10. Which actor would you cast to play Sherlock Holmes and why? I think three great actors have already done him justice — Benedict, Basil Rathbone, and Ian Richardson — but I admit, for his profile, his utter charm, and his talent, I would like to see Stephen Dillane as Holmes, in a Victorian-esque interpretation of the series.
  11. Do you believe in the existence of aliens and UFOs? Not in the sense of what most people would believe in them, but I haven’t ruled out the possibility that with a God as great as ours, He hasn’t created life forms and other worlds outside Earth. (Does Pandora exist? I rather hope so!)