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The most significant picture I ever had on my wall was the "Unicorn Valley" one. It is of a blonde woman in a peach dress, her head turn to the side, with three unicorns behind her, on a backdrop of a valley bordered by waterfalls, at dusk.

Ever since at least 8-yrs-old, when I first saw the cartoon movie of The Last Unicorn, unicorns have been my favourite mythical beast. When I was about 14-ish, I asked for a unicorn poster as a b'day present. That one was the one I ended up with.

That poster gave rise to a pet favourite character, Caroline Task, and eventually a whole saga that still lingers to this day, in the form of such characters as Tael, Briieth, Oraania, Harliquin, and even Mimi Sardinia - the one I now use as my online ID.

I still have that poster. It's a bit worn and aging, the laminating is slit in a few spots, but it's still on my wall.

The rest of my pictures are mostly fantasy pictures, including my far more recent Firkraag picture (a red dragon - it reminds me of the red dragon in BG2, hence the name), though the piece of wall behind my door has Legolas and a map of Faerûn, instead of the usual mass-produced fantasy posters.
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You know the problem with ideas like that? As I get older, I understand better the logistics that might occur in such a situation.

Let's face it, I'm a fat, lazy internet addict who has zero fighting skills to my name. I'm fine in my normal modern world life, but dump me in some of the worlds I am a fan of? I'd be Extra #3 who ends up a smear on the landscape.

Now if this trip to Fantasy Land included me having awesome magic skills downloaded into my brain so I had some way to survive the perils of such places while I was there, that'd be a bit different.

As for where, probably my favourite world is Faerûn, but not if I have to go to 4E Faerûn. Other than that, send me to a generic "Modern Earth But With Magic". That'd be fun.
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Cats.

Cat Stories )
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T-shirts.
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Well for one, it's made fanfiction far easier to find.

Two, now, thanks to Impala (my new modem), Mum can use the compy downstairs at any time without coming up here to get the modem. Yey for wi-fi. \o/
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The idea of having a different name is not one I really seriously consider - at least not now.

Oh, I used to think about it when I was younger, but I'm used to the name I have now, and if I were to change it, I'd probably just add another name, not change the one I already have.

Besides, the internet allows the luxury of being able to wear whatever name you want anyway. Here I get to be Merryweather Kyla Sardinia, instead of the name I don't tell anyone (except maybe PayPal). That works just fine for me, and that other name remains what I get called when I'm not online (or when I'm buying stuff through PayPal, because they need it to send me my stuff).

Anyway, it apparently cost an absolute bitch to change your first name. Surnames are easier to change (women still change them a lot when they get married), but first names are legally sacred or some such.
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A hell of a lot.

My father's family are very inclined towards hoarding. I, unfortunately, have inherited that tendency, and the ever-present mess in my room is a huge symptom of it. I have piles of junk in my wardrobe that Mum says, repeatedly, I need to pull out, sort through, and whittle down so I can make more storage space.

I still haven't got around to it yet, even though she's been saying that on and off for several years now.

I also need a long-term storage bo for my TF toys. I want a plastic crate like the one the majority of my Lego is in, but I just haven't got around to buying it yet.
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I didn't even notice it was the 29th until it got mentioned on The Project (Aussie current affairs commentary show, 6:00 PM channel Ten) while I was on the compy downstairs.

So... the usual I guess, slept in 'til midday, had food, read fanfic.
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Cool but humid. Yesterday was rain, rain, rain, so there's a lot of leftover moisture, but at least the temp is down.

Humidity makes the weather seem hotter because it prompts sweating easier. I hate sweat, which is also why I dislike summer, as it's the sweat season (our winters here are dry).
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Oooh, this is a doozy for me!

I have a very mixed up body clock. Part of that is because I don't have a job or classes to force me into a regular routine. It means though that I slowly cycle from being awake during normal daylight hours to being totally nocturnal.

At the moment it is 2.48 AM, and I am not planning to go to bed until maybe 10 to 11 AM. I got up some time after 8.30 PM, after going to bed well after midday.

So half the time my "midnight munchies" are really replacements for breakfast or lunch, since I was asleep at the traditional time for those meals.

As for what, well I am rather a carnivore, despite my upbringing (the Seventh-day Adventist church encourages healthy living, including a vegetarian diet). These days I regularly buy chicken thigh fillets, and semi-regularly buy beef steak (usually cheaper cuts, but ones with little or easy to remove fat). Usually in the day or two after shopping day, most of that gets covered in seasoned flour, wrapped in plastic, and put in the freezer.

So my late night meals often consist of a couple of pieces of that, maybe with a couple of blocks of frozen spinach if I am feeling obligated to have some sort of vegetables.

Usually this is accompanied by my ever-present home-made iced tea. Boiling water, tea bags, sugar, lemon juice, ice, and either frozen fruit, home made fruit syrup (frozen fruit, water and sugar, boiled until liquid is very red/purple) or store bought blackcurrent syrup. Sometimes I add other things, like ginger ale, or, if I have the ingredients, make up apple and ginger tea (apple juice and ginger ale), or pineapple lemon tea (the juice of a can of pineapple slices in the lemon tea base). I usually make it up in a 2 litre jug and drink it gradually. I get through two of those jugs in one day, if I'm feeling like it.

But mostly, as long as I can keep it quiet so I don't wake Mum. She sleeps downstairs these day, in her recliner. She never quite adjusted to using her bed again after summer last year.
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She'd have fur, walk on four legs, say "Meow", and be willing to move in straight away.

At this point in my life I don't need or want a guy, I just want to be able to move to a house where I can have a cat.
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Quiet mediocrity with a distinctly unfortunate lack of cats.
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A hell of a lot.
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Win lotto, buy a nice house, have a lot of cats.
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You know, I don't feel I have much of a right to say much about US presidents. I'm not American after all, so my vote doesn't count. But in the interest of an outsider's opinion, I have to say as long as it isn't a Republican, I'm okay with 'em.

Same as I really don't trust the Liberals here in Aus (well, I don't trust Tony Abbott), I don't really trust Republicans because more often than not, they are letting their religion dictate how they want to run things, and too many outspoken Christians in politics are the sort who want to squash too many people's rights, like gay rights, women's rights, internet rights...

I'd rather see Obama back, and on a local front, no matter the issues of the mid-term ousting, Gillard back, at least in preference to Abbott. (I still miss KRudd, but what's happened has happened.)
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I was raised pretty strongly Christian, and in amongst all that was a belief that superstition in general was a way the Devil gets to us.

Most of the common superstitions? I find them amusing, but pointless. Something to laugh at. In fact I consider the number 13 to be one of my favourites, behind 4, 16, and 47. Black cats are cute. Walking under ladders is just bad because the guy on top of it may drop something.

In fact, one Friday the 13th, I was at a shopping centre. They were handing out free scratchies. I won $2. Nice luck for a supposedly unlucky day.
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I don't think I'd want to actually trade with someone, but if I could piggyback with someone and experience their life as they live it... That would be good, I'd maybe get to see how someone else feels about things, about world events, about everyday stuff like work and home life and all that.

I am a rather apathetic person, and I have a boring life to boot. I'd like to see how someone with less apathy than I sees life. An actual trade would just dump me in their place, leaving me to be my usual apathetic self about their life instead of my own.
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Magic - it's versatile.

especially healing spells - the games I've usually played have that healing spells damage undead. They have a bonus that on the living, they heal. Also, fire spells as a fallback.


...Or I could just hire Slenderman as a bodyguard. He'd probably turn all the zombies into his minions.
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Sitting in a pusher and putting my owl bottle on the pavement while moving.

I have mentioned it to Mum and she says it had to be while I was around two years of age.

Even now it's kind-of sad that I lost that owl bottle. All the photos of it show that it was really cute.
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Actually, I am fairly regular at giving my thanks to shop attendants. It doesn't hurt to be politely grateful when you get good service.

On the other hand, I am not too sure about At Home thanks, which is a bit of a worry - there's a saying "Charity starts at home", but I think it can also apply to courtesy as well.

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