Thanks to my darling friend Cat for tagging me. You can (and should) check out her blog and unusual facts here.
Here are seven (hopefull) unusual things about me.
1) I can recite the entire script of Labyrinth. It has been my favorite film since I was 4, and I’ve always wanted to be the Goblin Queen. I will forever maintain that Sarah made the wrong choice.
I finally took up contact juggling last year. No, they don’t become bubbles.
2) Going with number 1, I actually DID try to summon Jareth when my sister was a baby. It didn’t work. Or I’m still waiting.
I’ve asked Cat if I could borrow her son under the terms that I’d get him back, and make a deal with J around giving back the baby and keeping me. She declined.
3) I’m a belly dancer. People who knew me before I started belly dancing were floored when I told them I wanted to learn. I’m not naturally …exhibitionisty… so belly dance was a major step in boosting my confidence. Also, it’s fun. Also, Fox kicks my ass every week with pilates warmups and drills. Muscles I didn’t know I have ached.
4) Revoke my geek-cred, but I am not a fan of LoTR or Harry Potter. Yeah, I read the books and I’ve seen the films (sort of. All LoTR, and HP 1,2,3,7,8) but I’m just not in love with them. I might see the second Hobbit film for Benedict Cumberbatch.
5) I’m a horror writer who doesn’t like horror films. Ok, I do, but I prefer the psychological horror to the blood and guts, body parts hanging everywhere horror. A little gore is ok, but when your plot (or lack of plot) is covered in visera, you’ve got problems.
6) I don’t know if it’s unusual, but in recent news, I really enjoyed Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. I went to see it for my birthday, expecting it to be horrible, and really, it wasn’t. I think the length of the film (it was only an hour) really saved what could have been disasterous. It was funny, there was shirtless Jeremy Renner, and it had a storyline that made sense. Also, Hansel had diabetes from eating the gingerbread house. I think that was the best part.
7) I can do two voice-impressions: Shock, from Nightmare Before Christmas, and Sandy, from Daria. I will never be a voice actor. I might try out makeup effects instead.
And there’s seven! I was trying for the less obvious unsual things about me. I hope you learned something or were entertained, and now I have to get ready for work.
Bonus: I looked up all these Labyrinth gifs for the sake of this post. My geekdom is great.