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Hello, new people! :D



I'm currently studying International Relations and Philosophy in a teeny tiny town in Scotland. I love the town and I love my subjects, but I get pretty frustrated with both, so expect a lot more of that here: I think that philosophy that doesn't connect to real life and ethics is useless, I find the state-centric POWER IS ALL THAT MATTERS realist position of my IR school inflexible and dumb, and going to one of the poshest universities in the UK when none of the people who raised me even went to college can drive me up the wall.

I've always considered myself a feminist, but I'm finally trying to educate myself on what I really want that to mean for me: how I want to change my life to reflect it, and how I want to choose my battles.

I'm a Scottish Roman Catholic who's only recently beginning to suspect she might actually believe in God. The problem is that the Jesus bit doesn't do anything for me at all. (The rituals, on the other hand... *___*) So that's something that might crop up too. My girlfriend is Jewish, and it's the first time that I've had a constant non-Christian influence in my life; I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's been a positive influence.

I live squished in a tiny room with my girlfriend and a goldfish. We have a single bed and four housemates. Most of them are English. I miss the days when I lived in a six-person house with six different nationalities.

Musical theatre makes me happy! So does shitty dance music. I am easily emotionally manipulated by TV and movies - I've been working my way through the early seasons of Lost and cry at almost every episode. My girlfriend is a wimp, so I'm watching more comedy than I ever have in my life.

I'm easily infected by enthusiasm. If you're really into something and I've never heard of it, you will convert me easily into seeing how awesome it must be. See: my girlfriend's passion for ancient Hebrew grammar when I could barely get through a semester of beginner's Russian. I was once persuaded to buy a Nintendo DS almost entirely through LJ comms, despite the fact I haven't played through a full game since Spyro the Dragon. For some reason the only thing it hasn't been true for is baseball (although That One Episode of Deep Space Nine came close).

Anyway. That covers... not most of it, but a fair bit. My journal is pretty empty, but I'm making a concentrated effort to change that: I spend too much time on the internet not to do something at least quasi-productive.

Your turn! :D?

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