I apologise for this crap...here we go! First - a quick heads up - the oneshot I wrote for MsKathy's Haiti compilation is now live on FF.net! It's an EsmePOV - Invictus , feel free to take a look. So, I thought any of you people who read this blog might want to know a little about me. You probably don't actually care about my pointless ramblings, but it's a way to pass the time.
Anyone still reading? No - didn't think so. Regardless, I'll continue - obviously, I'm a narcissistic bastard who loves talking about herself. I will be doing some fic recs on this blog when I can get off my ass and bother to do it, and of course the usual pictease for my stories.
Random shit about little old me:
I'm British Canadian, and I hold dual citizenship of both those countries, in case you didn't know, but I'd call myself British. I left the land of the Maple Leaf at a very young age and I barely remember it - haven't had a chance to visit much. I am in the final semester of my Political Science undergrad degree and a chronic procrastinator, which is pretty how I ended up lurching headfirst into the Twilight fandom. When I moved to London to studyI was pretty overwhelmed at first, but I quickly grew to love it and now wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I live in a house with a bunch of sweet, hilarious girls that are my first port of call when I want vodka and gossip. My hair is long, dark and ridiculously frizzy - GHD straighteners are my religion. I'd say I'm intelligent, but I lack the drive to be outstanding - I'm happy enough being on the high side of average. I'm a positive person, but like anyone, I lose faith at times. I like to stay above the fandom BS as much as I can.
Sunny days thrill me beyond belief, yet I live in a country where overcast weather is the norm. I'm fairly ridiculous and am happy to make a fool of myself if it amuses others. I'd rather not disclose my views on politics or religion, for fear of getting too personal in a public forum. I am the owner of a stupid laugh and a filthy sense of humour. I'm confident enough, but I'm also hella insecure and prone to anxiety, FYI. I have a tendency to put my foot in it, but I mean well and I always try to be kind to others. Having said that - I'm fiercely loyal to those I care about. I'm a tolerant person but if you trash on someone who's important to me I will kick your ass - metaphorically of course.
I am probably about the least physically confident person - I suck at sports, and probably would come off worst in a fight (not that I've ever tried it). In that vein, I'm as klutzy as Bella Swan in a room of banana skins - I regularly have a selection of bruises whose origins I cannot fathom. I can be a bitch, but not usually, I do try to behave towards others as I would have them behave towards me. Writing is my passion, of course, and I've written stories from a young age, but I struggle with feeling mediocre at times. I am a comma whore, which I'm sure endlessly frustrates my beta. One day I would like to get back into original fiction, but I never seem to have the time. Instead I play with Steph Meyer's characters, and, more often than not, make them do naughty things to one another. My book collection is at ridiculous proportions - I have no more room in my bookcase. Favourite authors include Noam Chomsky, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Nick Hornby, the Brontë sisters, D.H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and of course, good old Billy Shakespeare.
I have a lot of interests beside Twilight (I know, it's shocking, eh?). One of my favourite things is going to see classical music and plays and I try to do that as often as possible. I'm an Arsenal supporter and I love the atmosphere of a good match. I'm also a film buff with too many DVDs. Both my music and film collections are very eclectic - my taste is questionable, to say the least. Other interests include vodka, adding to my massive headband collection (think Fame, but scarier), politics, making inappropriate jokes and Robert Pattinson. Seriously, I'm having trouble coming to terms with the fact that Edward Cullen is a fictional character. Besides him, Jackson Rathbone gives me the 'RATHbone' (I realise that was pathetic). I'm probably a bit weird in the fact that I love fanfiction, but I read very few of the so-called 'big' fics. I'm not going to say which ones I read or don't read, I will merely point out that there is a lot of undiscovered talent in this fandom and we don't always have to rec the same stuff to each other all the time. I'm all for reading less-reviewed authors and helping them get the recognition they deserve :).
This is so fucking cheesy, but I'll say it anyway. My Mother is my inspiration in everything I do: she's a strong, beautiful, smart woman and I consider her one of my best friends. My older brother is one of the funniest people I've ever met - he knows how to piss me off, but he absolutely rocks. My boyfriend, who if you follow me on Twitter you'll know I refer to as 'B', is a constant inspiration: my saviour in times of need, the person who cannot fail to make me laugh, and he's got a nice bum, which is no bad thing. My readers also inspire me and I am beyond grateful for every read, alert, review and fave that I receive. I love my RL friends, and all the friends I've met online as a result of being involved in the Twifandom.
And in a silly and possibly pretentious gesture, I'll finally turn to the words of two amazing women to tell you just that little bit more about who I am:
'I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.' - Marilyn Monroe.
'In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.' - Anne Frank.
Pretentiousness over. I probably won't be doing this again, but it was a fun way to pass the time and now you all know a bit more about me. If you're still reading at the end of this massively long post then I applaud you, and you get bewbie gropes. And a big kiss. Love love love and thanks for reading xxx