5 Random Facts:
- I chew my tongue big time when I concentrate, particularly when I'm drawing. People always comment on it! (I look ridiculous!) ^^
- My favourite way to relax is to take a blanket and a book to the local woodland. I take my socks off and put my feet on the grass and I always feel completely refreshed when I come back.
- Even though I love the outdoors, I hate camping with a passion! Mostly because I hate grass in my bed! （＞д＜）I can happily sleep on the grass and I can happily sleep in my bed, but when the two are combined, it just makes me feel sick! I have to pick every piece out before I can sleep.
- Foxes and cats are my favourite animals and my favourite colour is green.
- I would have loved to become either a biologist or a psychologist. I find both subjects fascinating, but I lack the analytical mind to study them professionally, so they continue to be just a hobby.
, questions:1) Why did you join DA?
I used to be on an artwork website called Side7. I'm not sure if it's even still going, but
was there too and recommended DA to me. So I joined.2) Do you like people in general?
I really like to be around my friends, but because I'm an introvert, I need my me-time too. I find being around people for extended periods of time mentally tiring and just need to be alone for a bit to recharge my energy. Sometimes people that don't know me so well confuse my being tired with being stand-off-ish/awkward!
People in general. I don't know. People can be so impatient, unforgiving, uncaring and downright awful towards each other, so much on the Internet especially. It wears me down sometimes.
Most of all I enjoy seeing people happy though and I consider myself a Humanist.^^3) What's your favourite art/social network? (DA, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook...)
I am on Facebook... but I don't really like it. I have a Twitter account that I only use to stalk people I find interesting or who's work I admire, like Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry.
Tumber, yes! But it's so easy to procrastinate forever there!
; *endless scroll*4) Favourite artist, whether professional or not?
Aw man, I have so many artists I love... Uhhh, Brian Froud's artwork still enchants me and Kazuo Oga's background artwork just blows my mind. Miyazaki's sketches too. They're beautiful. 5) Any artist that's not famous yet but that you think time will make them famous?
. Okay, so they could be considered to be 'Internet famous', but I really believe that these two have what it takes to become famous mainstream sequential or production artists for movies or the comic industry if they wanted to. The quality and consistency of their artwork is through the roof! 6) A series and a song you think fits it?
It's really hard to fit a song to a whole series, instead of just a character or a relationship! >A<
I chose 3 series I adore anyway.Tsubaba RC
Ellie Golding ~ The Writer
When I hear this song, I can't help but think of Fay on the piano, duetting with Sakura singing.
All of the lyrics are just a perfect summery of the series and the character relationships within, especially that of Sakura to Syaoran and Fay to Kurogane. ;___;Nabari no Ou
Slow Moving Millie ~ Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
This is originally a song by The Smiths, but think the Slow Moving Millie cover fits the overriding melancholy tone of the series so much better. The lyrics could easily be applied to so many of the characters, in a series where there is no right or wrong side, where all of the characters are desperately wishing for something and so many of them have been denied the things they want their whole lives. This song sounds like a wistful, pleading inner-prayer. ;__; Moomins
Owl City ~ On the Wing & Strawberry Avalanche
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Most Owl City music reminds me of the Moomins, but On the Wing and Strawberry Avalanche especially, because of these two Snufkin AMVs.
Also, this gorgeous piece of guitar playing by John Butler Trio ~ Ocean
(Mostly thanks to
's Moomins fanart!)
You can definitely hear Snufkin playing this song and all of the creatures and Moomins dancing as the sun starts to set over Moomin Valley. This song is pure celebration of life and happiness, which is what the Moomins is all about!7) What's your favourite book?
I'm going to say... the Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien, because they made a huge impact on me. Also the Moomin series by Tove Jansson because they are beautiful and magical and melancholy and full of so much wisdom. Pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman, because I adore his prose, his witty commentary and his unique characters. And 1984 by George Orwell, because, in a strange way, it really strikes a cord with me.
The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins for teaching me so much about evolution in a really accessible way, Wonders of the Universe (and pretty much anything else!) by Brian Cox.8) Is there any song that ever made you cry?
Yes, Sia's "Breathe Me" - [link]
Anyone that's watched the Six Feet Under series through to the end will know why. I cried for hours after watching it and I can't listen to that track without welling up now!9) Do you believe that hard work will make you better at what you do?
Yes! Definitely! It's pretty much always an uphill climb to improve in whatever you're doing and there are always bound to be inevitable setbacks and failures along the way. But you have to push through and continue on if you want to see the improvement. 10) Do you believe some people are born with a natural talent?
I think people are born with the potiential
to excell at certain things. But natural ability will never be all it takes to be good at something. People can often overlook all the hard work someone has had to put into improving at something by just writing it off of them being naturally talented, which just doesn't happen. No one ever picks something up for the first time and intantly finds themselves the master of it. It always takes hard work to be good and continually improve at something, regardless of natural ability. 11) What's the fictional character you identify with the most?
I think I identify most with characters like Amélie or Ofelia (Pan's Labyrinth). I don't know if I'm so much like
them outwardly, but I really identify with the way that they seem to exist as observers of the world more than active participants in it. They're both daydreamers and... I don't think either of them are characters that you could become instant best friends with. They operate on unusual wavelengths that takes some getting used to and I really identify with that. Like Amélie, I'll often take an intense interest in strange things that other people might find boring or pointless too.