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Author has written 19 stories for Misc. Books, Harry Potter, Twilight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, Star Trek: 2009, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Avengers, Once Upon a Time, Sherlock, Merlin, Hunger Games, and Sweeney Todd.
Hi! This is actressen! I like reading people's profiles, so I'll just put some things about me.
-I have three cats.
-I almost exclusively read classics, particularly obscure ones.
-I use my curly hair to store pencils
-I am a ridiculously heavy sleeper, and have slept through alarms, earthquakes, and a lamp falling on my face.
-My favorite directors are Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton, David Fincher, Ethan & Joel Coen, Terry Gilliam, Peter Weir, Sidney Lumet, Wes Anderson, and Katherine Bigelow
-Pinterest is the only social media site I actually enjoy (here's a link to my Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/burton2gorey/boards/. I post a lot related to fandoms, film, and television.)
OTPs in bold
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Loki/Darcy, Tony/Pepper, Steve/Beth the Waitress, Peter Parker/Gwen Stacy, Thor/Jane, Clint/Natasha, Coulson/work, Fury/sass
Harry Potter: Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna, Ginny/Draco, Ginny/Neville, Neville/Luna
Sherlock: Sherlock/Molly, Sherlock/OFC
Corpse Bride: Victor/Victoria
Once Upon A Time: Rumplestiltskin/Belle, Hook/Aurora, Emma/Neal(Baelfire), Henry/Grace (saw it in a few fics... it was cute), Red/Whale, Snow/Charming
Pirates of the Caribbean: Willabeth (Will/Elizabeth)
Doctor Who: Eleven/Amy, Eleven/Clara, Ten/Rose
Batman Begins/The Dark Knight: Bruce/Selina, John Blake/OFC, Bruce/OFC
Star Trek (2009): Chekov/Joanna, Chekov/OFC, Khan/OFC
X-Men: Logan/Rogue, Charles/Moira
Merlin: Merlin/Morgana, Arthur/Gwen, Gwaine/tavern
An Interesting Pattern I've Noticed in my OTPs: Most of them involve stealing.
...Snow stole Charming's ring
...Emma stole Neal's stolen car
...Hook stole Aurora's heart
...Rumplestiltskin stole Belle (okay, he traded for her, but close enough)
...Arthur stole a kiss from Ariadne
...and Elizabeth stole Will's medallion pendant.
Brandon Flowers/The Killers (finally saw them in concert!), The Limousines, Phoenix, The Neighbourhood, Lily Allen, Florence The Machine, Kimbra, Gotye, The National, Foster The People, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, A Silent Film, Modest Mouse, Keane, Stars, Sea Wolf, Alt-J, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bastille, The Gaslight Anthem.
Inception, 12 Angry Men, 12, Letters From Iwo Jima, True Grit (2010), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, All Quiet on the Western Front, Brazil, Paths of Glory, Star Trek (2009), Last of the Mohicans, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Artist, Mean Girls, M, Edward Scissorhands, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (especially The Two Towers), Corpse Bride, Anastasia, A Little Princess, Black Beauty, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Food, Inc., Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Buried, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011), The Way Back, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Big Fish, The Parking Lot Movie, Fall From Grace, Collapse, Easy A, Exit Through The Giftshop, Ink, Shutter Island, Zombieland, Hugo, Super 8, M, The Prestige, Memento, Black Swan, Harvey, The War Game, Welcome, The Way Back, The Help, Avengers, Dark Shadows, The Godfather, The Addams Family, Skyfall, Seven, Seven Psychopaths, The Big Lebowski, Some Like it Hot, Django Unchained, Star Trek Into Darkness, Little Miss Sunshine, Sunshine, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, Now You See Me, The Gangs of New York, Belle, A Beautiful Mind, The Immitation Game, 12 Years a Slave, and 28 Days Later.
My Favorite Books:
-My Antonia, O Pioneers!, A Lost Lady, and Lucy Gayheart, all by Willa Cather
-The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
-Walkabout by James Vance Marshall
-Broken by Daniel Clay
-Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
-The Long Walk by Stephen King
-The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello, and Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
-Animal Farm by George Orwell
-Five Very Good Reasons To Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by Matthew Ingman
-All My Friends are Dead
-Slaughterhouse-Five and Dead-eye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
-The Collected Works of Edward Gorey
-The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
-Hunger by Knut Hasmun
Random Quiz (because I can)
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 87, and find line 4.
"Twenty years would sweep him forward to the futuristic date of 1955." -Atonement, Ian McEwan
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?
My bedside table.
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
While it's a film, I did watch Gangs of New York on TV (cable on-demand, woo-hoo). As far as TV is concerned, I sort of half-watched a few episodes of Luther with my dad while writing.
4. Without looking, guess what time it is:
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
Not too bad.
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
My cats fighting.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
This afternoon. I was watering my garden.
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
I searched the depths of the internet for more Mergana fanfic. I'm getting desperate.
9. What are you wearing?
A Vera Wang sleeveless dress I bought second-hand.
10. Did you dream last night?
Of course I did. Everyone dreams every night, after all.
Do I remember it? No.
11. When did you last laugh?
Earlier today, when one of my cats tried to fit into
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Too much. The walls of my room are covered in stuff. Lets see...
-1 limited edition framed film cel montage from The Dark Knight Rises
-7 Demotivational posters
-1 poster detailing all of Murphy's laws
-3 film posters (The Dark Knight, Prometheus, Dark Shadows). Those are just the ones hung, mind you. I have 30 or so more rolled up in the corner of my room.
-1 picture of me with all the other girls in my dorm
-A layered mass of artwork from my early teenage years
-Last but not least, 36 magazine clippings (mostly Entertainment Weekly) including 8 dedicated to Tim Burton and 3 dedicated to The Killers.
13. Seen anything weird lately?
My mother with an actual legit tan.
14. What is the last film you saw?
As mentioned above, The Gangs of New York. The last film I saw in theaters was Pacific Rim, which was surprisingly good.
15. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A small, well-built house with a stone facade and a large garden. I would go on a shopping spree and buy a brand-new wardrobe full of Desigual and AllSaints, with lots of bold black and white stripes (my favorite). I would also buy first-editions from Willa Cather and Edward Gorey, an original piece by Laurie Lipton, and an original Edward Gorey etching.
16. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
I don't like the color black much for clothes, but I love it in flowers. Last year I planted these zinnias I got at the nursery that had pitch-black leaves and scarlet petals. I think they were the prettiest flowers I've ever seen.
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
Opening Credits:"Flaws" (Bombay Bicycle Club)
Waking Up: "Flesh and Bone" (The Killers) — this one's eerily on point. It's the song I used as my alarm my entire senior year of high school.
First Day At School: "I Need My Girl" (The National)
Falling In Love: "Necessary Evil" (Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight Rises score) — something tells me this does not bode well for my future...
Fight Song: "Breezeblocks" (Alt-J)
Breaking Up: "Paradox" (Hans Zimmer, Inception score)
Prom Night:"Champion" (The Chevin)
Life: "The Walker" (Fitz and the Tantrums)
Mental Breakdown: "Working Man" (Imagine Dragons)
Driving: "The Cold, The Dark & The Silence" (Sea Wolf)
Flashback: "Val Jester" (The National)
Getting back together: "Ever the Same" (Rob Thomas)
Wedding: "All The Rage Back Home" (Interpol)
Birth of Child: Never want kids. I didn't even like kids when I was a kid. The very idea of ever having kids freaks me out, so I'm not even going to pretend to go there.
Final Battle: "I Can Talk" (Two Door Cinema Club)
Funeral Song: "Falling Slowly" (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova)
Final Credits: "Death Is Only a Door" (Tom Twyker, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas score)
"Men travel faster now, but I do not know if they go to better things."
"One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us."
"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."
"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin."
"You should not be discouraged; one does not die of a cold," the priest said to the bishop. The old man smiled. "I shall not die of a cold, my son. I shall die of having lived."
Also, I don't bite (unless you're cake, in which case there might be an issue) so feel free to PM me at any time!
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