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This time by [tumblr.com profile] faejilly. I quite like the questions on this one, especially since it doesn't make any false assumptions eg that I'm in highschool.

What is a big goal you are working towards?

Finish That Jane Austen Game, which is coming along slowly but surely!

What’s your aesthetic?

Hmm, clothing's about the only thing I have an aesthetic for (my house/blog etc tend to prioritise function well above form) Asides from the usual "I'm tired, what's clean and comfy" I guess it's the sort of mix of nerdy, gothy, and hipstery you see in your average slightly dressed up 30 something geek? Leaning slightly more towards gothy than average.

Do you collect anything?

Books I will never get around to reading haha. I'm more of a hoarder than a collector. Interesting colours of nail polish I found cheap, maybe.

What is a topic you’re always up to talk about?

So I thought about this for a while and all I could come up with was myself lol. I'm generally up for talking about Dragon Age.

What’s a pet peeve of yours?

As anyone who's followed me on any social media will be aware, I am annoyed by many things. But something bugging me a lot at the moment is all the people in the northern hemisphere acting like it's cold and wintery for everyone, especially when they act like this is the enlightened alternative to referring to this as the Christmas season etc. For some of us it's Summer! For some people it's technically Winter but still warm! Some people don't even get those seasons!

Good advice to give?

Good relationships (romantic or platonic) require good communication. It's generally better to risk the relationship breaking down than to keep your needs and feelings to yourself.

Recommend three songs:

The three songs I most recently felt the need to listen to out of nowhere:

Blk Girl Soldier by Jamila Woods. Her whole album is free and great!

Straight for the Knife by Sia

Blinding by Florence and the Machine

Ah yes, women singing about (possibly metaphorical) violence, my favourite genre after breakup songs. And Blinding is both :D

A food that’s nasty in your opinion:

So Cam once asked me if there was any food I avoided 100% because I hated it and not because of my intolerances, and all I could come up with was boiled pumpkin and pretzels. My hatred of pretzels is especially baffling because they're just salty crackers?? And I like crackers??

But the food I resent the most, and hated even before it started disagreeing with me, is all those bitter leafy greens people now use instead of frigging lettuce. LETTUCE IS NICE AND NOT BITTER AND AWFUL AND DOESN'T SET OFF MY REFLUX. WHY CAN'T WE HAVE LETTUCE.

Date: 2016-12-23 04:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torachan
Haha, yeah, even back in the LJ days these memes always seemed to assume you were a teenager.

I hear you on the greens thing. There are some that I like okay, but really I would just rather have lettuce. Give me plain old green/red leaf or romaine and I'm happy. I even like iceburg if it's in a salad with a bunch of other stuff (I like those bagged mixes they sell here that have iceburg, red cabbage, and shredded carrots - to me that's a pretty good salad base).

Date: 2016-12-23 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
The seasons thing often means people are talking about all sorts of exciting recipes for things that aren't in season. The season of delicious warm soups and pumpkiny things is what really gets to me, because I WANT those things and pumpkins are expensive and it's too hot for soup.

Date: 2016-12-24 05:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bunny_m
But the food I resent the most, and hated even before it started disagreeing with me, is all those bitter leafy greens people now use instead of frigging lettuce. LETTUCE IS NICE AND NOT BITTER AND AWFUL AND DOESN'T SET OFF MY REFLUX. WHY CAN'T WE HAVE LETTUCE.

YARLY?!?!

Gods-damn this Roquette stuff. What wrong with just Oakleaf, or Buttercrunch, or Cos, or even just bloody Iceberg if you are too lazy to get proper lettuce? Why do so many places have to spoil things with this nasty stuff?

[/rant]

My hatred of pretzels is especially baffling because they're just salty crackers?? And I like crackers??

Maybe it's a mouthfeel thing that is different because of the shape of the pretzels (round instead of flat) and/or the pretzel-salt instead of standard salt?

I've recently realised that a whole bunch of food/drinks that I avoid like the plague is because of the mouthfeel of them, and there really is a unifying thread across things that I thought were just discrete pockets of OhHellNo.

There's a surprisingly thin line between 'This is good' and 'This is NO'. Still working on defining exactly where that line is, but at least I now know it's there, at least.

Date: 2016-12-24 07:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlmoose
I will join you in the plaintive request for more regular lettuce. I'm okay with spinach salad, but all the other bitter greens are actively nasty to me.

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