“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
And what does it say about me, if this is the quote I’ve chosen to introduce myself? Well, that’s for me to wonder about and for you to judge me on it!
Of the few certain things I know about myself is that I’m a dreamer, romantic just enough to feel cheesy and cynical enough to make fun of myself for it. I’m a person full of ideas to realize and too much laziness to believe that I’ll manage to accomplish it.
I love reading, be it classics or newer fiction, although I admit that fantasy, quite often, is my genre of choice. Nevertheless, if I had to choose the one book in existence to save from burning, I’d pick The Master and Margarita (Michail Bulgakov). Although all the while I’d be crying over Tolkien, and Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, the brilliance that is Samuel Beckett, Pirandello, Jeffrey Archer, Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Kurt Vonnegut, Jean-Paul Sartre, Lewis Carroll, Saint-Exupery, David Gemmel and so, so many others…
I also love quite a few TV series, often latching onto difficult characters. Hey, give me a good development and, ideally, some redemption (in the making or not) and I’m hooked.
I’m a fan of Sherlock BBC, Supernatural (the first five seasons), Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Veronica Mars, Torchwood, Fargo… I also confess the guilty pleasure of The Vampire Diaries (sometimes it’s so bad, it’s brilliant), Grey’s Anatomy and Downton Abbey. Sometimes embarrassing but still loved.
Glee, on the other hand, I ditched after the third season.
I ship indiscriminately, be the couple canon or not, slash or het. Then again, I get almost rabid with fury at the “I ship them ‘cos they’d be hot/cute together!1!” explanation. IMHO, the characters should work together, be compatible and capable of inspiring passion…
And so, some of my ships are:
Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley/Neville Longbottom, HP
Arya Stark/Gendry Waters, ASOIAF
Sherlock/John, Sherlock BBC (the only time I ship Johnlock… though I ship those two enough for any other portrayal of the characters ever created)
Brian Kinney/Justin Taylor, QaF
The Doctor/The Master, The Doctor/River Song, The Doctor/River Song/The Master (the only time I can realistically ship three characters together without feeling like I’m trying to pitch random characters together for the sake of hotness/easy solution… I’m looking at you, Sherlock fandom, with the whole Mary business!)
Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls, VM
Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, Torchwood
Thomas Barrow/Jimmy Kent, DA
Oh, I guess it’s pretty obvious, but I’m additionally a rambler, so, in order to avoid boring whomever is still reading, all I have left to say is:
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”