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Lutefisk, Mall of America, & Vikings?
Lutefisk – What is a food you can’t stand?
So I'm allergic to dairy and sometimes I feel like the only lactose intolerant person who doesn't like cheese. I've never liked it and its not just because I get sick when I get it. I also don't like the taste or texture! I dislike it to a point where I don't like the fake stuff either. Its gross! I don't want to eat it.
Mall of America – What is something you wish other people knew about you?
Ive got an audio processing disorder and I don't always have an organic way to bring it up so I often go through awkward conversations asking people to repeat themselves or otherwise trying to decipher the jumble of sounds that my brain is struggling to understand.
It gets particularly bad at work.
Vikings – What is something you want to get better at? What is one of your skills?
I love drawing and I'm always trying to improve on it. My goal every month is to get something drawn. I often don't have a lot of energy to work creatively so by making a goal of one per month it becomes more manageable. And hey if o get out multiple drawings each month then better for me right?
Mellifluous & petrichor?
Mellifluous: What's a song that reminds you of yourself? Why do you relate to it?
This one took a long time for me to figure out. I'm not very musically inclined. I like music but I often have trouble remembering songs. STILL I was able to come up with something. Let it Go from Disney's Frozen. The movie is very important to me as it helped me figure out somethings about myself. I relate to both Ana and Elsa in different ways. But specifically the song Let it Go was a tribute to letting myself open up to people and stop hiding in my shell. (yes the song ends with Elsa locking herself away in a castle of solitude but I digress). Elsa was also the first girl character I let myself have a crush on. Any other possible crushes were burried and regressed with my internalized homophobia/biphobia. Elsa let me break from that. Even though I'm still technically closeted (I'm only out to a few select people in real life) Frozen and this song helped me realize and better understand more about myself.
Petrichor: What's your favorite season? Why do you like it?
Autumn! The weather is the perfect temperature (warm with a cool wind). The colors of the tress changing is beautiful! Plus my two favorite holidays happen during this time. Halloween and Thanksgiving!
Top 5 names?
Oh that's an interesting one.
8, 10, & 17 for the media ask?
8: What is your favorite genre?
Fantasy! I love reading/watching/enjoying media in different worlds and settings from ours. I love magic and whimsy. There is something about it that always grabs my attention and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
10:What trope(s) do you enjoy?
I love the little badass character trope. Someone who on the outside looks unintimidating but in reality they are the most powerful. I also love the reverse, the gentle giant. Someone who is big and intimidating at first glance but would never harm anyone.
17:What would you like to see more of in the media you consume? Anything you'd like to see less of?
More girls writen to be people!!! So many times I look at a girl character and I can just feel the straight man who wrote her. It often doesn't take long before I feel disapointed by a character who has a really good setup and background because her actual actions don't line up. It's bad writing :/ I want to see girls who are Good at things and Bad at things and Afraid of things. I want girls who laugh and act silly and are there to be them! Give me weird and gross and loud girls. I want girls who make mistakes but are not villanized by the narrative. I want girls to interact positivly with other girls! And for gods sakes get rid of the smurffet thing. You can have more than one girl on a team I promise!!
Something I want to see less of. So the first thing I thought of is something that has been bugging me for a long time. Abusive parents being forgiven by their children and the narative. A really basic example is said parent never tells their child that they love them, is always yelling at them or putting them down etc. Then when the child (who is often an adult at this point) finally confronts them saying, "You don't love me," the parent is shocked and hurt and starts to cry. They say, "Of course I love you!!! How could you think I don't???" And while I'm yelling at the screen all of the things this person did the child character is like "Really?? You love me?" And all of the sudden all is forgiven. I hate hate hate this and I've seen this senerio playe out way too many times.