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Meme: Resistance is Futile!!

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile".
I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

hawk_soaring Asked Me...

1. What is your favorite fandom/ pairing and why?
Currently, my favorite fandom is NCIS. I found NCIS in the summer of 2007 and binge watched all the eps to the current season at the time. Then I binge watched them again (in order this time) with my roomie to hook him. After I was caught up, I spent several months delving into fanfiction. My favorite character is Tony DiNozzo. Michael Weatherly was the reason I started watching initially because I had binge watched Dark Angel and wanted more MW. So I focused on Tony fics. I honestly can't remember who I read first, but I somehow came across Gibbs/DiNozzo slash stories. I think I read almost all the web has to offer (I know I'm missing some, but I made a good dent in them), including the good, the bad and the ugly. I gave them all a shot. And with the most recent episode of NCIS (07x12 Flesh and Blood), my love for both NCIS and Gibbs/DiNozzo has reignited!

2. What is your all-time favorite movie?
This is a tough one. I love many movies for many different reasons. It's hard to narrow it down. However, for a long time I would have flat out answered Star Wars (the originals). Now, I don't think that is true anymore. I honestly can't think of a movie that I would say is my all-time favorite. *is puzzled* I haven't been watching movies as much as I used to. Perhaps that has something to do with it. *wonders off to think on that*

3. If you had two days (all expenses covered by a mysterious benefactor) and no obligations, where would go and what would you do?
Wow. Well... First I would demand to know if I was welcome to have anyone else with me. If not allowed and it had to be spent for just myself... God... Um... *thinks hard* Okay... I'd hop a plane (carefully so as not to arouse the suspicion of airport security) and go to Disney World. Yes, Disney World. If I had more than two days, I'd travel to Europe or Australia, but with two days, I wouldn't have enough time to get it all in. But Disney World, I could manage. And I would buy the hell out of some souvenirs. *nods* Who wants to go with me if the mysterious benefactor allows it?

4. Art/ drawing/ manips: How did you get interested and what is your favorite medium?
I've been interested in art since I was young, young. I went through very small and poor quality public school system. However, there was a shining light in the art teacher. Her name was Mrs. Murry and there was a saying that everyone had, "Mrs. Murry in a Hurry." She taught us not only drawing and such, but she taught us art history and theory. Yes, starting back in like first grade I was learning about Renaissance and the like. She had the classroom set up as tables and 4-5 of us would be at each table. Then, each table represented a time period in art history. Then, every few weeks, a different table would be the focus so we could learn about that time period. She also had songs that went with each time period, and yes, I still remember several of them and I even would recite them in my college art history classes.

Renaissance means rebirth of Greek and Roman thought
Knowledge, wisdom and beauty were what these people sought
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Michaelangelo's Pieta and David
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
And the ceiling Michaelangelo did...
The Renaisannnnnnce! [hand flare]

Baroque followed Renaissance
1600s was the time
Caravaggio's shocking paintings were realistic and sublime
And let's not forget dear Rembrandt
Master of shadow and light
With their brush in motion
Baroque was at its height!
Yeah! [hand flare]

Color Theory
Complimentary Opposites
Analogous Together
Monochromatic means just one
And Primary: Red, Blue and Yellerrrr!

And that's just a few of them. I used these in art history classes through college, where I majored in Art (emphasis in Graphic Design). My mom was always shocked that when we were kids and we were visiting Washington DC, my sister and I wanted to see the art museum. I would have been around 2nd grade age while my sister was in 6th. And we got there and we started pointing and naming artists by site and talking about the theories behind the paintings and different styles. My mom said the older people milling around were looking at us in shock. They probably thought we were being sent to some private art focused school and not a country backwards public school. I had Mrs. Murry from first through sixth grade. Then, my senior year of high school, they needed a teacher for the high school and middle school, so she stepped up and did that too. I was the only person taking the upper level of art and I didn't have a block to fit it in in my schedule officially, but we worked it out where I set in with her 7th grade class and helped teach them while I worked on my own stuff.

Then! Mrs. Murry also taught an art appreciation class at the local community college. I had a scholarship to take classes there while I was in high school (had 28 credit hours when I graduated high school). So I took her college course. I had her for grade school, high school and one college class. Yeah, I loved this teacher.

My senior year of high school was a debate. I was trying to decide between going into Geology or Art. It was a very tough decision, but I finally chose art. I received a scholarship for tuition (due to my GPA/ACT) and then I received an extra art scholarship after submitting my portfolio. So off I went to get a degree in art. I officially have a Bachelor of Science, Area in Art, Emphasis in Graphic Design. I started learning computer programs on a Mac (back in the OS 9 days). I mainly learned print design, but I took one web design class. Then I got hired right out of college as a web designer and I'm still at that company almost seven years later.

For manips, I started doing those as a way to improve my abilities at work. I know I did others before hand, but it really started with Supernatural. I began doing Supernatural crossover manips. Many, many fandoms were covered, even Mary Poppins! You can find this collection that is over 100 chapters long here: Supernaturally Twisted

Overall, I think I will go with working with existing graphics in Photoshop is my favorite way to go. I also enjoy creating logos as you can see in my LJ header where I created my own semi-font for my name using Illustrator. However, I do like picking up a pencil now and then and drawing. Faces are speciality in pencil (male more than female). And, yay... this made me say a lot. Hopefully I haven't bored you.

5. Cash or credit?
Debit? I tend to not carry cash around with me. I have a tendency to spend money quicker if I have cash. I don't know why, but I do. So I mainly stick to using my debit card that goes straight from my checking account. And I'm trying to be good and not use my credit cards for the time being. Last time I used them was October when I was in Florida with azraelz_angel and avamclean



( 19 Campfires — Leave a Comment )
Jan. 18th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Interesting. And you must have liked that teacher! *g*
Resistance is Futile
Jan. 18th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
I did like her. I even got to go to her retirement party when she finally retired. And OH! I forgot to mention Stormy! She had the skull of horse from one of her own horses. His name was Stormy... And Stormy was featured in many student's still life drawings throughout her years...

Let's see:

1. What was the first fic you ever wrote?
2. What fandom do you like that you never talk about?
3. Do your real life family/friends know you write fanfiction?
4. Where did your LJ username come from?
5. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Jan. 18th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Stormy sounds great, it'd be nice to have something continued like that.

Posted and done HERE
Jan. 18th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Resistence is futile! I can't wait to see what you ask me!
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)

1. Who is the dog in your icon?
2. What is your comfort fic? (in other words, what fic do you go back and reread from time to time?)
3. Have you ever written anything and posted it?
4. How did you discover fanfiction?
5. What's your current favorite fandom?
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
the answers are posted in my journal :)
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Resistance is Futile.
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
Appropriate icon! :-) Now let's see...

1. When did you first start reading/writing slash? (ie) was it introduced to you by someone or was it something you found on your own...

2. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and where would you want to be based out of?

3. What draws you to the shifter genre?

4. If all TV characters were shifters, who (of what you watch and like) would be top alpha and why?

5. If you could have one talent or attribute that you are currently lacking, what would it be and why?
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
Resistance is futile.
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
Here we go...

1. What fandom do you consider your all time favorite and why?

2. Gen, Slash, Het, or a combination of any of the above?

3. What older TV series do you like the best?

4. If you could meet any TV character, who would it be and what would you talk about?

5. Have you ever met a famous person in person and if so, how many and who was your favorite?
Jan. 18th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
That was really interesting! Especially the bit about the art teacher, god bless her. We need more teachers like that.

And, ya know, resistance is futile. *g*
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Okay... work stepped in and screwed me up the past week, so I'm playing catch up...

1. What is your most favorite fandom of all time and why?

2. What was your favorite subject in school?

3. How do you write most of your stories? (ie) on paper first vs. straight to the computer

4. What's your most favorite story of the ones you have written?

5. Have you ever met an online friend in real life?
Jan. 18th, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)
Wonderful answers! Thank you!

Oh heck -- hit me again! Resistance is futile... :)
Jan. 24th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
You are welcome... :-)

Okay... work stepped in and screwed me up the past week, so I'm playing catch up. Here's some more questions if you feel inclined to answer...

1. How is that sequel to Keeper coming along? (hint, hint)

2. How did you get your LJ user name?

3. How long have you lived in the house you currently live in?

4. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, how do you rate your like of your current job?

5. What was your favorite subject in school?
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Resistance is Futile
Jan. 24th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
It is futile!!!

Okay... work stepped in and screwed me up the past week, so I'm playing catch up...

1. What's the funniest thing your daughter has ever said to you?

2. What was the first comic book you remember owning/reading?

3. Who is your favorite pairing?

4. How did you pick your daughter's name?

5. What was the last movie you saw in the theater and did you like it?
Jan. 18th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
I love the fact that you binge watched NCIS. I did exactly the same. I flicked over to an ep one evening in early 2008 where Abby initially caught my attention (Goth forensic scientist - I was intrigued) but then I fell in love with Gibbs/DiNozzo. Bought the DVDs and binge watched until I'd caught up as far as I could. But I did the same with Stargate too. *g*

Resistance is Futile.
Jan. 24th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Binge watching is sometimes the best way to pick up a like for a show. You get all at once instead of spread out.

Okay... work stepped in and screwed me up the past week, so I'm playing catch up...

1. Was NCIS the first fandom you wrote for?

2. What draws you to Gibbs/DiNozzo?

3. What's your all time most favorite fic to read?

4. Of your current LJ icons, what is your favorite and why?

5. What was your favorite subject in school?
Jan. 24th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
I always seem to be playing catch up. Anyway, I've had a go at answering everything. The answers are here. http://sa3466996.livejournal.com/19889.html#cutid1
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