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your name and then what you would have named yourself: Dani, and... idk, I’ve never felt disconnected from that! I do enjoy going by cap online, though.
astrological sign (sun/moon/rising if you know them): scorpio
when did you join tumblr and why?: 2017, I may be relatively baby on here but I did see the porn ban. I joined looking for feminist and women-friendly ‘nerdy’ spaces that weren’t reddit (because no matter how hard I tried to curate my reddit experience, awful people always insisted on ruining everything)
top 5 fandoms: I really don’t/haven’t participated in fandom outside of mdzs but in terms of other stuff I’m always happy to see on my dash... critical role, ATLA, ghibli films, star trek?
top 5 favorite films: aside from the fact that it’s impossible to choose... Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Alien, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Fall
go to song when you wanna Feel something: I mean, which thing! there’s different songs for different feelings! But if I want to feel good and energised it’s The Real Thing by Client Liaison.
Edit: okay I’ve thought about this for like an hour and my new answer is Problems (JEFFE cover) by Petit biscuit. As soon as that one starts playing I always feel a thing.
what’s your religion or faith if you have one?: n/a
a song that makes you feel seen: maybe Free by Rudimental feat. Emeli Sande?
if you could have any career: I mean, who among us doesn’t want to make a living as a writer? but I’ll settle for making myself permanently a librarian
do you have a type?: kind men, strong women
what does your heart/soul yearn for: peace
if you had to describe yourself in 5 words to someone who doesn’t know you: big sister/heart/ideas/idk
favorite subjects in school: in primary/secondary school? english! tertiary school? okay still my lit classes, but also screen studies
where does your soul feel most at home: in the middle of the night when everything is still
top 5 fictional characters: Lup (TAZ: Balance), Captain Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager), Yu Shu Lien (CTHD), Scully (X Files), BMO (Adventure Time)
top 3 moments in a show that made you ugly cry: I know this has happened a bunch of times, why can I not think of any! Okay a few I can remember - the end of Oh! My Emperor, even though I saw it coming/knew what was going to happen; the ending of The Good Place; and I cry every single time I watch Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (which I apparently have on the brain today, since it’s in 50% of my answers for this post). I’d say Fatal Journey but I refuse to accept that as canon :)
the earth, the sun, the moon or the stars: the moon, does she know i love her?
favorite kind of weather: a really juicy thunderstorm, heavy rain, it’s warm enough that you can have the windows open to enjoy it but cool enough that you’re not sweaty about it
top 3 characters you kin with: uhhhhhh not sure I’m the kind of person to ‘kin’ anything, but characters I relate to would include Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle, Tilly from Star Trek Discovery, Judge Judy (that last one’s aspirational).
favorite medium of art: the written word
introvert/extrovert/ambivert: introvert but I ‘pass’ for sociable
a favorite literary quote: a grim one, but something I haven’t forgotten (the very last line in particular, but the context is part of the thing of course) in like twenty years so I suppose it has to count, from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World -
The machine turns, turns and must keep on turning—forever. It is death if it stands still. A thousand millions scrabbled the crust of the earth. The wheels began to turn. In a hundred and fifty years there were two thousand millions. Stop all the wheels. In a hundred and fifty weeks there are once more only a thousand millions; a thousand thousand men and women have starved to death.
Wheels must turn steadily, but cannot turn untended. There must be men to tend them, men as steady as the wheels upon their axles, sane men, obedient men, stable in contentment.
Crying: My baby, my mother, my only, only love; groaning: My sin, my terrible God; screaming with pain, muttering with fever, bemoaning old age and poverty—how can they tend the wheels? And if they cannot tend the wheels… The corpses of a thousand thousand thousand men would be hard to bury or burn.
some of your favorite books: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (and the sequels were pretty great too); NK Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy; The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold; Stephen King’s The Stand, and the Dark Tower series; Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn Chronicles; uhhhh non-comprehensive list because I’m blanking now.
if you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?: in a daydream? Wales - I love how it looks, and they have the best accent, give me a little farm with some goats. in real? I’m pretty happy right here, though.
if you could live in any time in history when would it be?: yeah as piyo said before me, I don’t think that there would be a point in history that would be kinder to me as someone female-presenting. but if I could visit some time incognito it would be pretty exciting to see something like the library at Alexandria
if you could play any instrument masterfully it would be: the banjo I guess, since I own one (why would someone own an instrument they don’t play? GREAT QUESTION you should ask the ex who gave it to me in an attempt to prove that money could show as much affection as actual affection does)
if you have one, what mythological god or goddess do you feel a connection to: n/a
and lastly, favorite recent selfie in your camera roll: I’m not going to share it, but it’s def one of the pictures of me holding my baby niece :)
tagging (but only if you want to): @megalodont, @aninfiniteweirdo, and.... hmmm who sent in asks and might like to interact @demoiselledefortune, @lefthandsuzukimethod, @queenofsovngarde, and idk anybody who sees this and wants to be friends or has been too shy to interact before? <3