Welcome everyone! Or maybe you should be welcoming me- it's just so good to be back
, you know? You may know me (slightly) from the general philosophical musings thread as Leria, but I have finally joined the dark side (the cookies were too tempting) and changed my name. Diabolical, aren't I? How did you pick your screen name?
I was telling a friend of mine that I was the most like Angela out of the cast (not movie) of Twilight characters, and she said I had a lot more Alice in me, and I became Angelice (her idea). Since that name is quite literally taken on every site
, I chose Angeliss, and you can find me as such on fanfiction.net, on R&T, and Twilight20somethings. For non-Twilight related stuff, I have a plethora of non-names, but those would bore you.
If you really want a real name, that people actually call me, then too bad. Nikki, actually, has been my name since I can remember; it just isn't my legal name. How did you come to read Twilight and which book is your favorite?
I read fast, like, amazingly fast. I finished Breaking Dawn in three hours.
No, I'm not superhuma n, and no, I don't skim. The problem that comes from reading so very fast though, is this. There are very few libraries/bookstores that hold enough to last me, seeing as a project that may take years for an author takes only hours for me. Sometimes, I feel that's an insult to authors in general. Back on topic- I was looking for books, and I went onto YahooAnswers, and got some recommends. Twilight and New Moon were everywhere. So I ordered them from the library. I almost returned them when I found out they were vampire romance books. I dislike both genres, and I'm talking romance in general, not trashy, poorly written stuff. But I liked Sunshine, by Robin McKinley, so I decided to give them a try. By the time I got Eclipse (which I had to wait for a week to get, because that's when it came out) I was addicted. I read it cover to cover three times in a sitting (I skipped classes all that day- bad me
) and then I could speak of nothing else. I have to work at curbing my conversations with my family, who are getting rather tired of hearing about Twilight from me.
Favorite book? Book two of BD. Jacob's sarcastic, funny comments... *sigh* So much like my little brother. Actually, since that's not technically a whole book, I'd have to go with Eclipse. It has the most, and best, of Rosalie in it. Not to mention, it has equal parts of Edward and Jacob. The conversation in the tent between the two of them ranked higher on my favorite scenes than the Meadow in Twilight, and that's saying something. Who do you like best: Edward, Bella, or Jacob?
I have to choose?
I think it's a tie between Bella or Jacob, actually- I love Edward, but he's too much like me in terms of flaws, so I see that side of his character as more exaggerated, and as more irritating, than most. I was never Team Jacob, though- Team Switzerland! And proud of it. Yeah, teams are kind of pointless now- I held onto the title as a means to delegate the character haters among my friends, because I love all of the characters. Except a very few, and even they interest me.Who is your favorite minor character?
Overall, my favorite character is Rosalie. I don't consider her a minor character, because I spend so much of my time deliberating her reactions, her motives and her feelings. How could she not be a main character? She's so complex, and so tormented in ways that I can only begin to imagine... Plus I'm a psych major, and looking at how people deal with past trauma is drawing to me. But there are lots on my list, like Angela, Seth, Garrett, Leah, Esme, Tanya...What are your hobbies?
Reading, obviously. Writing is a huge passion of mine, although the addiction to fanfiction has temporarily pulled me from my own work. I will also quote old movies like you wouldn't believe. And while Princess Bride (while older than me) is something I quote all the time, old movies are black and white, and film noir is much loved. Thin Man movies, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, all those classic actors no one knows anymore? Those are the Brad Pitts and Johnny Depps I grew up with.Where are you from (general area like Montana, not exact town!)
Washington State. Western Washington, to be precise- Eastern Washington is like another country. Yes, it really does rain as much as the books say they do, except hardly anyone wears "rain gear". Umbrellas, maybe, but everything else is for tourists. You live here, and you tough it out with your sweatshirts and hoodies. And then you go to the mall so you don't get wet. I laugh at people from Washington.How old are you? (In general, like teen, 20's, 30's, 40's etc)
I'm 20, exactly. But I act older. I have always been more mature- playing mom to my friends, making sure I actually do my homework on time... XPAnything else you would like to share.
I am a psych major, with one semester left of college. Then I am free to obsess over Twilight all I want. Haha... no. I have a love for drama (the theatre kind, not the people being evil and angsty kind) and music, and I don't know practically anyone who is obsessed with Twilight over here. So- PMs, discussions... Well loved.
My favorite part of the Twilight series are the characters. Strong characters, with real backstories, real motivations... I love discussing those. And I appreciate deep thinkers, deep discussions, and that sort of thing.
So that's me- not exactly in a nutshell, but close.