Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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The answers...

The answers to 8/2



1. My main reading material as an eight year old were Mills and Boon books.
True. I was an advanced reader, we weren't allowed to borrow books from the local library because of overdue books (LATE FEES), and I got over my insatiable urge to read by reading the books readily available. I used to skip the sex scenes, because they didn't interest me.

2. My brushes with famous people include standing next to Richard Roxburgh at a film screening, having an extended email conversation that spanned months with Jason Marsden, and having John Simm type my name in an online Q&A.
True. Thrilling, no?

3. I cry during the Futurama episode "Jurassic Bark", every time I watch it. Consequently, I have seen it only three times, compared with the nine times pretty much every other episode has been viewed.
True. I can't watch this one without sobbing. I know it's a cartoon. It's somehow one of the truest and most heartbreaking things I've ever seen.

4. I vomit whenever I'm in an aeroplane that's taking off or landing.
True. I've only been in an aeroplane eight times in my life. Once as a 2 year old, and again at the age of 10. Both times travelling between England and Australia. I didn't react well.

5. I lost my virginity in the back of a Ford Escort. It was not a great experience.
False. Which lots of you guessed. I still have my virginities! A fact that amuses and perplexes me, day in, day out.

6. I had a poster for Shaun of the Dead long before I knew what the film was and who the hell Simon Pegg was. I became a fan based solely on that poster.
True. miri_me sent it to me, along with some awesome fannish gifts! The Peggster was handing them out at Collectormania in Milton Keynes. I'd never heard of him, but I saw Shaun when it came out in the cinema here, just because the poster was so. damn. awesome. And I've been a hugely massive fan ever since.

7. My Honours Thesis was on homosexuality in the Victorian Gothic. I started out with the intention to prove that it was a prevalent theme and came away believing that it was a load of cock.
True. Some of you will remember me writing it. The pun was there just to amuse me. By "cock", I really mean "codswallop". I came away from the experience completely disillusioned. Theorists can and will read whatever they want into a text. I actually did put it on the internet, after I completed it; lozthesis. It was a fascinating journey, and I actually got a decent mark - much more than I would have given myself. Whenever I want to get really analytical - of, say, slashy scenes in television shows - I remind myself about this thesis. Sometimes a back door is just a back door, kids, remember that.

8. When I was seven, I fell off my bicycle and broke my left leg. It's given me trouble ever since.
False. Which, again, lots of you got. Obviously I am a terrible liar. Despite being the biggest clutz this side of the pacific, I've never broken a bone.

9. I usually live in a remote Australian Indigenous community.
True. "Usually" was there because it would be lying if I said, "I am currently living in a remote Australian Indigenous community." Being in Adelaide for the holidays and all. But it is my permanent abode.

10. I have had some of my writing published in a book.
True. When I was 8. It was a letter to NASA in an anthology of children's creative writing. The nursing NASA, not the Astronaut one. I had appalling handwriting and drew an equally appalling picture.


A disturbingly large amount of people got both the answers correct. If this was you, comment and claim your snippet or icon. I'll need a theme/prompt/colour scheme, depending which you want.

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