A Writer's Journey

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo

Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Ani

As the official start to Tossing It Out's Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, I was trying to come up with a good post for "A" and then it dawned on me. Uh hellooooo introduction! LOL

So today, you get to learn a little more about me. In exchange for the tidbits of info (and some childhood embarrassment), I'd like to know a little bit more about all of you. :D Okay, so ready...set...GO!

My Ten Things

1) I know all of the words to Disney's The Little Mermaid. And no, not just the songs. *shifty eyeballs*

2) My son is the best surprise I have ever gotten. :D

3) I have an obsession with collector's editions (movies, tv box sets, book series, etc.) I may be able to feed a small country if I ever decide to sell my entire collection. *more shifty eyeballs*

4) I can't sleep without a blanket, no matter how hot it is. I usually blast the AC just so I can have some kind of blanket over me.

5) For Halloween one year, I dressed up as Jason from Friday the 13th. I did it because, at 13, I thought I was too cool for Halloween costumes and wanted to hide my face from anyone that could possibly recognize me. I now miss being able to dress up for Halloween to go trick or treating without the leery "aren't you too old for this?" looks. *sad face*

6) I started writing because I got inspired by a fanfiction for Twilight that I read in 2009. It was about two minor characters, Claire and Quil, and gave me one of my very first writing Ah-Ha! moments. (Click here for the frawesomesauce story...bring tissues...)

7) Twilight the movie is still my favorite from the three that have been released.

8) I speak four different languages.

9) I play the state and mega lotto every week, secretly hoping I'd win so I could write for the rest of my life.

10) I play video games just as much as the next guy. Obsessions: anything Final Fantasy, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, and Counterstrike.

So...there's a few on me. Now on to you! Post a fun fact or a little story or even a blah! *laughs, points to the comments box, prays to chocolate that it doesn't stay empty*

GO GO GO!!! *does the hula dance*



    Little Mermaid was my FAVORITE Disney film EVERRR. I know all the words too. In fact, I once put my Little Mermaid VHS on, recorded the audio with a cassette tape, and then played it every night when I went to bed. I know. I'm crazy.

    I totally trick-or-treated through high school >_> Free candy. I CAN'T RESIST.

    FOUR languages? That's so awesome. Which ones?

    And Final Fantasy? ♥♥♥♥♥ Which was your favorite? :D Have you ever played Kingdom Hearts? KH is my video game love!

  2. You're not crazy...my little sisters and I used to play different parts from The Little Mermaid and act out the entire movie. LOL!

    And I used to try trick or treating in HS. I'd get weird "how old are you again?" looks. Ha!

    And yes, four. :D English, Tagalog, Spanish, and some Thai.

    My favorite FF was X, but VII is a close second. And I actually like XIII, despite people's mixed reviews. *kinda wants to smack Snow a little* LOL AND OMG OMG I fLOVE KH!!! I played both 1 and 2 while DH watched the cut scenes. Plus! I haz KH: Chain of memories on my Nintendo DS. LOL

  3. I love Little Mermaid. It was one of my fav's as I grew up. And wow, four languages. I'm hoping to start learning a second one by the end of the year, but I'm way too busy at the moment.

    Great start to the challenge.

  4. Apparently I am fail at reading! *hands the Rosetta Stone to Cheree instead* Ha!

    *does the party boy dance*

  5. What's Tagalog? I should probably just google it... lol

    I loved X too! And VII. AND I LOVED VIII, I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS. Squaallll <3

    Kingdom Hearts *ee* Sora is my hero. I kind of idolize the kid lol. And I played CoM on the PC simulator LOL

  6. Tagalog's the most-used dialect in the Philippines. One of hundreds, I believe. LOL

    I, um, don't remember VIII... *shifty eyes*

    And YES! SORA! *squee* The end of KH2 made me go o.0... I loved Roxas...and then I realized why... LOL!

  7. I'm the same way with blankets - I need something heavy pressing down on my upper body or else I'm unable to sleep. It's like I need to be tied to the bed or something. Hmn, that came out wrong...

  8. OMG Soph... o.0 *affixes a halo above your head for appearances* LOL!

  9. oh yeah! I LOVE the little mermaid! LOVE IT! Did I mention that I love it? I still listen to the soundtrack. #truestory.

    I wanna live where the people are, I wanna see, wanna see 'em dancin' I will never forget when I saw the making of TLM and saw the woman who does the voice. O_O She was a lot older than I thought a person with that voice could be. But I still love it!

    I don't need to be covered up to sleep, just need a case of the heavy eyes and *poof* -_-

    Loved your post!

  10. Thanks!! I have a slight *looks at the ceiling* obsession with The Little Mermaid.

    And yeah, I saw the lady who does the speaking/singing voice for Ariel and my first impression was "dude, early 90's hair"...o.0 LOL But if you close your eyes and listen, it's the heartwrenching voice of Ariel. (I think I had the same reaction when I saw the speaking voice actor for Jasmine LOL)

  11. I've never seen the Little Mermaid. :::Richard slowly backs out of the room now:::

    :::Leans in to say:::: I love many Disney/Pixar movies, especially Ratatouille, because it perfectly portrayed life in the restaurant industry.