Last week I participated in a questionnaire for the Liebster Award. I then nominated a few bloggers and provided questions for them to answer. Preoccupied with Armitage and Ancient Armitage have since answered the questions on their own blogs and passed the nominations forward. So now I’m going to answer my own questions. I enjoy doing this because it makes me really stop and think about what I like/don’t like and why, instead of just giving rote answers. okay, here goes:
1.) is there a song you like different versions, covers, of? which is your favorite?
I enjoy song covers in general. I find it interesting to see how different artists emphasize certain parts of a song or even change it completely. “Hallelujah” is a song cover that I enjoy various versions of, though I prefer the Rufus Wainwright version. Some think it’s a depressing song but I find beauty in it’s realism. how love can make us lose ourselves in negative ways, yet we keep coming back for more.
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Most of the lyrics do center around the bleak retelling of a past relationship, but it includes lyrics like this as well:
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah
2.) what is something that you’re afraid of that you’d like to force yourself to face?
my aversion to drinking alcohol. not that I want to force myself to like it but I close myself off to the possibility that I could. I learned, by trial and error, not to trust what anyone said while drinking. It wasn’t the negative things said that were the problem, it was the positive. It messes with your psyche when people can only give you compliments while under the influence, show you affection while chasing a buzz, share their hidden fears and desires with you while struggling to remain conscious- and then walking right past you without a second glance when they’re sober.
3.) what is your favorite footware of Richard’s?
The boots. any and all kinds.
4.) what is your favorite photography subject?
5.) what is a habit of yours that you’d like to break?
procrastination. I somehow see it as a control issue: you can’t make me do this until I’m good and ready to do so! but then if I”m never really ready and it’s something that I should/have to do, then I’m late or at least down to the very last minute. it’s annoying to me and I’m sure doubly annoying to others.
6.) have you ever had a dream about Richard Armitage? share a short summary.
My sister had come for a visit (I don’t actually have a sister), so I was cooking a big dinner for her and our family. We sat down to eat and the adults suddenly started snickering because apparently I was the worst cook ever and could even mess up boiling water. Richard dumped salt, like heaping mounds of it, over everyone’s plates to save them from my horrible cooking. I dejectedly arose from the table and started cleaning up while my sister declared we were having cake & ice cream for dinner, making the kids cheer. Afterwards Richard felt bad, so he invited me out onto the porch with him, where I perched myself on his knee as he kissed my head in apology…the end.
he was a jerkface & I was pathetic; good times!
7.) what was the first professional play you saw and how did it affect you?
Peter Pan, when I was 17 years old. I was fascinated to see how the story was brought to life. It was a smaller production so although Peter did fly, some of the sets where just tricks of light and shadows instead of elaborate sets, which I found very inventive.
8.) what has been your least favorite pet that you owned and why?
my pet mouse, Pat. he was mean and put me in embarrassing situations.
9.) if you could insert yourself into a RA film as an original character, which would it be and how would you effect the outcome of the story?
Since I can only share one example, though I have several (active daydreamer, remember!) I’m going to go with the Into the Storm version where I’m Kaitlyn’s single mother who teams up with Gary to find our missing children. we get together in the end, which may prove awkward for Donnie.
10.) what is your favorite movie about classical mythology?
up until a few years ago I would have quickly answered “Clash of the Titans” because there wasn’t really much else to choose from. We have several more movies that could fit into this category now, but I tend to get them all mixed up. Which one cooked people alive inside that big metal cow? I’ll go with that one…
11.) share a random Richard Armitage related confession
Thorin has become one of my favorite RA characters, and that was a development I did not anticipate. I liked him instantly in The Hobbit: an unexpected journey but he was pretentious, had long hair, and I knew his story ended with him succumbing to the gold sickness and acting like a spoiled brat; kind of killed the swoon factor. But now he’s really grown on me and I respect him immensely (collecting all of the fan quotes for The Thorin Project greatly aided in this). When I saw the recent conclusion to his story, I didn’t look at him as being a spoiled brat but someone who had very human faults that he tried to fight and overcome. I have very warm feelings towards Thorin now, and when you factor in that it’s because of him that I was drawn into my Richard Armitage Admiration to begin with, he holds a special place in my heart that even Harry can’t touch.