I was tagged by
and I will get to that soon. First I have to praise this beautiful journal skin. I had planned to make an ugly one myself, but I can feel that my premium membership is already slipping away from me. It is fortunate that there are kind souls out there making wonderful skins like this one for us mediocre people to use (I just hope I managed to credit properly).
Don't mind that my current mood is "anguish" right now. I have a lot on my mind, that is all. It does not seem fair that I should dump all of my troubles here, as an incoherent mess that will undoubtedly bore anyone to tears or at least make one roll its eyes.
And, please, forgive me for not tagging anyone (thus breaking the rules). I would be happy to tag anyone who wants to do this. If you are the kind who feels that it might be a tad vain to outright say that you want to write ten things about yourself, feel free to give me a discreet
and I will be there
Now, onto that tag (if only I had not been distracted I might have avoided it... but, alas...)
1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. Choose 10 friends and put their icon on same page.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.
1. Zelda/Marth is one of my favorite pairings, but the truth is that I started pairing them with each other out of spite (although, admittedly, there is more to the story). It has always rubbed me the wrong way how Link is portrayed as walking talking perfection (there is a reason why authors create protagonists with flaws) and it downright bothers me that people love pairing him off with everything that moves and its grandmother. He is so perfect that people living in monogamous societies think that it is okay even a good thing for him to have a harem? A relationship should require two people but somehow it always turns out to be all about Link. No, turn the tables on him and let him have a taste of his own medicine.
2. Whenever I am on vacation I buy a souvenir cup from the place I am visiting. I have a pretty nice collection building up.
3. A secret: My feet angle themselves a bit outward so I have made it a habit to twist them inward and to put one foot directly in front of the other when I walk. It looks a lot more ladylike.
4. I do not use make-up or give it a lot of thought what I wear. I think that it is more important that I feel comfortable with how I look and accept myself. That being said, I put a lot of value in etiquette and that will never allow me to become so comfortable with myself that I can accept looking like a slob. So, let's say I settle with the Middle Way. I tend to do that.
5. My greatest fear is being a bother to people. Making no difference I can accept but never being a burden.
6. I love curling up with a warm blanket and a cup of steaming Lady Grey tea in front of the TV. What I watch can range from a romantic comedy to a more philosophical tragedy.
7. I love walking in the rain, listening to music, because the streets are empty and that allows me to lose myself in my musings without any interruption. The world seems bluer too.
8. I obsess over the color blue and I identify myself with it. Blue dominates my closet and my room is a nice blend of shades and tones of blue, some white and a little bit of birch wood (of course I bring in paintings and decorations with brighter colors to give the room a lift). I feel very harmonious surrounded by my favorite color.
9. Something I am very unhappy about is that I can neither sing nor dance that well.
10. My username is a sentence (without the spaces) in Swedish that means: "Does my linden tree play?" It a quotation from an old folktale about a young girl who got her happy ending only to have it taken away from her. The young queen was transformed into a duck and replaced by her evil stepsister. One night the duck came swimming in the moat and said: "Does my linden tree play? Does my nightingale sing? Does my son cry in his crib? Is my husband ever smiling? Twice again I will come and then never again."
The same quotation was used by the Swedish writer of children's books Astrid Lindgren as a title for one of her short stories. It was about a poor orphan girl named Malin who heard those same words and: "she had not known before that words could be beautiful, but now she did."
I can relate to that one moment when one finally "gets" poetry. That words are more than just words and that sound is equally important to writing as it is to speech. It perfectly captures what makes me interested in books, music, video games, movies, anime, manga, art, poetry etc. Images, words, sounds are tools for expressing oneself and they can be combined, structured and used in a hundred different ways for humans to reach out to each other. When words fail... well, there are so many more ways to use words. For someone like me, who has never been a skilled conversationalist, I would have felt like an isolated island had it not been for all of these other wonderful means to express myself and it is also why I think that it is important to listen and to be open for new impressions. It opens up new dimensions. When words are only words and that's that we are frogs in a well.