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"Because you're generally soft and sweet but you have a retarded side to you too? And you're a midget. :D"
Music: I love almost all kinds of music, but mostly listen to Asian pop/rock/r&b/hiphop/etc. I also tend to obsess over a particular song/artist/album for weeks at a time. My favorite group is TVfXQ, though, and that's not likely to change any time soon. Most of my money goes to their merchandise.
Movies: I love watching movies! My favorite genres are drama, comedy, romantic comedy, horror, musicals, war, and psychological thriller. I'm not big on action-adventure films, but I'll give anything a chance (I really love the Bourne series). I will also tend to obsess over particular actors if they happen to catch my eye in one film or another. They kind of vary over time. To give you an idea of the kinds of movies I like: Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, My Sassy Girl, JSA (Joint Security Area), Love Actually, Changeling, Enchanted, Aladdin, Iron Man. I also have a few guilty pleasures: High School Musical, Cinderella Story.
Plays: I've only ever been to three, but I'd love to see more! My favorite is The Importance of Being Earnest
TV: I don't watch a lot of tv, but a few shows that I pay attention to when they're on are Scrubs, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report.
Books: I love to read. My favorite author is probably Jane Austen (my favorite book right now are Mansfield Park and Jane Eyre) and sci-fi/smutty romance are the only genres I'm likely to turn down.
Anime/Manga: I used to be really into this in high school. To an extent I still am, but I don't pay much attention to the fandoms anymore. Still, I really want to own all the Yami no Matsuei volumes 1-8. Otherwise, my collection is sparse with a couple manga here and there... Though I recently came into all the volumes of Demon Diaries & Gravitation.
Roleplay: That's right, I rp. Have been since I was 13, but the fandom has changed a lot. A list of my current muses can be found at the bottom. They are my babies, a big part of me psychologically. I may refer to them every now and then, but if it makes you uncomfortable, it's not difficult to ignore.
Languages/Linguistics: I lean more towards the side of sociolinguistics than the scientific aspects of the major.
Literature: Okay, in all seriousness, I kind of wish I was some kind of Lit major. I like reading and writing papers (though I do bitch a lot during the process) and I wish I had realized that when I was a freshman. Or even a sophomore.
Skills and Shortcomings
♥ I write and people tell me I'm good at it. It's one of the few things I'm really proud of, though bursts of said pride don't come very often. I'm very self conscious about everything I put out. Right now, I'm going through a dry spell.
♥ I used to be really good at math in high school, but I think I've lost any ability I had. That 5 on the AP exam didn't very accurately assess how well I would do with college level math.
♥ I am a terrible cook. I literally set a frying pan on fire once. I'm also lazy about cooking, because I work at a dining hall and get a lot of free food. Now that I'm out of school, though, I think I have to cook for myself more.
♥ I used to dabble in some manga-style sketching in junior high and high school, but it's been a while and I think I would fail even stick figures right now.
♥ more frequent than not
♥ though there is the occasional dry spell
♥ lots of personal shit
♥ occasional whining
♥ frequent fangirling
♥ regular personal reminders, messages, etc
♥ constant babbling -- it's how I think!
♥ "random! delicious!" - nekura_hime
Reading & Commenting
♥ I'll read everything if we're close
♥ I'll try to read everything even if we're not
♥ but I might skip over the longer entries when busy
♥ I usually comment if I read
♥ ... even when I've got nothing to say
Quirks & Other Interesting Tidbits
♥ I have bouts of random OCD that lead to somewhat destructive behaviors. This journal, for example, used to be a lot bigger, but this last May I went back and scrapped almost every entry.
♥ I have a hole in my head. Okay, more like a dent. It's been there almost since I was born, since my doctors were somewhat incompetent.
♥ My birth name is Mai, but my "legal" American name is Michelle. I changed it in 9th grade because my mom promised me twenty bucks for it. Mostly people call me Mai.