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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Five things


By all logic I should hate these chain mail memes, but oh my god I love them. I may never be able to fill them in due to chronic indecisiveness, but they're amusing all the same. I was tagged by the lovely Katelynn at The Life of a Baby Bat and also by Twisted Princess at Darkling Dreams, so many thanks to you two!


  1. Thank the person who tagged you in this challenge and post a link to their blog.
  2. Tag 5 blogs with less than 200 followers
  3. Wish them to tag more bloggers to keep this thing going!

5 Things you Need Everyday
  1. As with pretty much everyone responding to this, the internet is one of my material essentials. I use it to keep in contact with people, to find inspiration and information and to broadcast my thoughts.
  2. My friends. I'm an reclusive, neurotic person, prone to brooding and being leery of change, but my amazing friends make me get out and stop me getting too weird.
  3. A to do list and the willpower to fulfill it. I need my structure!
  4. A blanket. I'm a naturally cold-rife person (as I keep getting reminded by everyone), and I get chilly easily. A hug works too.
  5. A cuppa tea.
5 Books you Would Recommend (HOW CAN I POSSIBLY PICK FIVE)
  1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  2. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
  3. Sun by DH Lawrence (a short story, but incredibly formative in my teenage years)
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. HP Lovecraft short stories (hilariously racist, but he still had a massive influence on horror writing and writes incredibly well)
Other books because I refuse to believe that you can condense a must-read literature list to five items - Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine, Das Parfum by Patrick Suskind, Sandman comic series, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, all Edwin Morgan poetry ever. I haven't even started on drama, for god's sake.

5 Materialistic Wishes for Christmas Presents
  1. A fancy camera. I'm currently borrowing my father's, which I won't have access to whilst I'm away at uni, and it would be far more convenient to get my own (this isn't a particularly realistic wish, so I haven't bothered looking up specific models).
  2. Money! Hellish tool of capitalism it may be, but I need dosh for food, alcohol and clothes. My student loan could certainly stretch a bit further.
  3. Records. My record collection (supplemented by my parent's vast amounts of vinyl) is still in its baby days, having only got my own player at Christmas), and needs a bit of nurturing.
  4. Clothes! I have too many clothes. I should really be wishing for another wardrobe.
  5. Craft supplies.
5 Places you Wish to Visit
  1. Camden. For the most part I have no interest in London (waaaay too expensive and touristy), but the markets of Camden do appeal to me.
  2. France. I went when I was younger, but never really appreciated it. I'd especially love to see the architecture of Paris again, and the catacombs.
  3. Peru. Also Mexico if we're on an ancient civilizations theme - or, indeed, a Spanish conquistador theme.
  4. Egypt.
  5. Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. This should be pretty obvious.
5 Adjectives That Describe you.
  1. Habitual
  2. Empathetic
  3. Opinionated
  4. Histrionic
  5. Introverted
Things You'd Say to People About Life
  1. If it doesn't affect you, don't criticize people for the choices they make. They might have their own reasons for being that way.
  2. Life gets better. Being young is overrated.
  3. Don't make others do things they don't want to.
  4. Don't trust teenagers to make grand statements about life.
  5. I am not the droid you are looking for.

Lastly, the meme asked me to tag five people, so I tag whoever is called five people.

Tagged People 
Unless you are Ben who has no friends, tag five people yourself! Ideally those with under 200 followers, to give less well known bloggers some publicity.



  1. Aw, wow, I love your answers, especially your statements about life! Also, I enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes stories and the Great Gatsby a lot, too, yay :)
    Thanks for tagging me, what a nice thing to do!

    1. Thank you love! I'm nuts about the Great Gatsby - the American Dream is a bit of an overdone theme now, but it's such an incredible piece of literature I don't care.

      You're welcome! I'll keep an eye out for your post. :)

  2. Oh, I love your lists :3 I really should have included the Great Gatsby in mine too, I love that novel! I've been thinking about getting a tattoo with the last line from it for a while now :3

    1. Ah, the last line is so poignant and sad! It really captures the recurring theme of the longing for and failure of the american dream.


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