Anonymous asked:

All of the talk about questions please...

1:Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.

I can’t really remember the first time but I know I was completely enraptured by Cary Fukunaga’s version of Jane Eyre

2:Talk about your first kiss.

We were very coy about it, beating around the bush, until I just leaned in and went for it. 

3:Talk about the person you’ve had the most intense romantic feelings for.

It was all a guise, a ruse to turn me into an insane person I didn’t recognize. 

4:Talk about the thing you regret most so far.

Letting myself get wrapped up in the person mentioned above. 


5:Talk about the best birthday you’ve had.

A pool party for my tenth birthday. I recall that it was quite epic and I felt very special. 


6:Talk about the worst birthday you’ve had.

I’ve never really had a terrible birthday. *knock on wood*

7:Talk about your biggest insecurity.

I’m not sure which is my biggest. Probably my weight. It’s a pretty common one. I’ve never been comfortable with it and yo-yoed up and down. 

8:Talk about the thing you are most proud of.

Graduating with my brain still intact. It was hell. Medical type schools are like that for a reason. Now, it’s beaten into my brain. Sterile technique, patient care, and the knowledge about the ins and outs of the human body. 

9:Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.

My button nose, my strong legs, the scars on my hands. They are odds and ends that make up stories about me. 

10:Talk about the biggest fight you’ve ever had.

A fight with an ex in which I ended up falling to my knees and crying in a dramatic fashion. Oy vey. Let’s just say that moving to a commune was not on my list of to dos and it was on hers.

11:Talk about the best dream you’ve ever had.

All I know is that I was dating Brittany Snow and I was her assistant. That is enough to make it the best dream ever. 

12:Talk about the worst dream you’ve ever had.

I’ll give you one sentence. A serial killer and a car full of skinned children featured prominently in the nightmare.   

13:Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.

Quite honestly, I don’t remember. I’m old so sue me. 

14:Talk about a vacation.

Best vacation ever was when I toured Normandie and a few cities in Belgium with my girlfriend at the time. It was so fascinating and the food was amazing. I am a bit of a WW2 buff so seeing the craters caused by artillery and bunkers, etc, really brought home the history.  

15:Talk about the time you were most content in life.

When I was in France. It was like coming home. 

16:Talk about the best party you’ve ever been to.

Parties aren’t really my thing but I did go to a pub one night where everyone in the village just kind of gathered to talk about the doings around the area. 

17:Talk about someone you want to be friends with.

I want to be friends with the barista I see every Saturday. She is delightfully awkward.  

18:Talk about something that happened in elementary school.

My kindergarten teacher used to yell at me for chewing on the collar of my shirt because of my anxiety. She called me a goat, implying that I could eat anything. As you can see it stuck with me as did the OCD.

19:Talk about something that happened in middle school.

There was talk of the stage in the auditorium being haunted and that the globes in the classrooms would spin on their own. I was always afraid when I got near it but one day I was in there and it was dark… I swear there was some sort of presence there with me. 

20:Talk about something that happened in high school.

I fell for my best friend. It didn’t go well. Pretty much like a YA lesbian book with an unhappy ending. 

22:Talk about your worst fear.

Growing old and regretting NOT DOING THINGS. 

23:Talk about a time someone turned you down.

Oh, I once asked a girl that I worked with to go out sometime and she just said that she had a thing for someone else. I can’t really think of a better one. 

24:Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.

Well, see… I have this anon. They tend to write beautiful things to me and once they said I was distracting them from being content at a time when they should be. You’d have to go back and read the message, it was beautiful. 

25:Talk about an ex-best friend.

See above, read moved on 

26:Talk about things you do when you’re sick.

I get happy when I am sick. No idea why. I think it has something to do with not wanting to bother people or make them feel pity for me. 

27:Talk about your favorite part of someone else’s body.

A person’s hands say a lot about them. From how they move to how they take care of them, it’s all fascinating. 

28:Talk about your fetishes.

I seem to have a preference for certain things but I wouldn’t go so far as fetishes. A good looking woman in a lab coat or a girl in glasses…. those are nice. 

29:Talk about what turns you on.

The ability to bend words into something beautiful. You can woo me with poetry or with simple straight forwardness. 

30:Talk about what turns you off.

Extremely crass behavior, willful ignorance, and rudeness

31:Talk about what you think death is like.

Like a dreamless slumber. At one moment you are awake and at the next you are in another world. 

32:Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.

There was a lock and dam near our house that I almost drowned in when I was a child. My father had to save my life. I remember the feelings, sights, and sounds. 

33:Talk about what you do when you are sad.

I go to another place through movies, TV, books, music, or writing. A combination is even better. Oh, and there’s always chocolate. Sadness is a familiar state. 

34:Talk about the worst physical pain you’ve endured.

Having a nail head go through my leg wasn’t particularly fun. I was riding my sister’s horse at the time to straighten out his behavior. I just remember the adrenaline rush before it started to hurt and then the long ride to the hospital. I got to watch the stitches being put in though. 

35:Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.

All the little OCD things. Also, caring as much about people’s opinion. 

36:Talk about your guilty pleasures.

Again we are back to chocolate, but the good stuff… Belgian or German with hazelnuts. Also, Jane Austen adaptations. They soothe the soul. 

37:Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.

My ex was lovely, nice, accomplished, and from a good family. It was all there and I fooled myself into thinking that we were compatible. In the end she was he one who realized it first. 

38:Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.

Cheeseburger In Paradise reminds me of my mother because I used to listen to it with her, Hotel California reminds me of my father because it was our song, and Dancing Queen reminds me of my sister because we drive down the road blasting it. 

39:Talk about things you wish you’d known earlier.

How important I would find education. I wish I had taken it more seriously but I kind of gave up after my Stanford dream died. 

40:Talk about the end of something in your life.

The final end of my most meaningful romantic relationship actually came about eight years later. There was always a window open until that point and I was incredibly sad when it closed. She will be the one that got away but it worked out as it was supposed to.  

austenlandmoviefans:

"Ah, the gentlemen. They wore the high-collared vests, cravats, buttoned coats with long tails, and tight little breeches that had driven Jane’s imagination mad on many an uneventful Tuesday night."
Austenland by Shannon Hale

austenlandmoviefans:

"Ah, the gentlemen. They wore the high-collared vests, cravats, buttoned coats with long tails, and tight little breeches that had driven Jane’s imagination mad on many an uneventful Tuesday night."

Austenland by Shannon Hale

antiquatedfashions:

Female Archers by Adam Buck
Britain (Ireland), 1799

"Archers", an April 1799 "pin-up" type print, engraved after a drawing by Adam Buck, and with a dedication to the Prince Regent. At the time, archery was one of the few competitive sports that adult women of the "genteel" classes could respectably engage in (others were battledore/shuttlecock — a precursor to badminton — and for a tiny social elite, old-fashioned "court tennis").
What might not be obvious from a 21st-century point of view is that in 1799 the loosely-flowing unbound hair of the two ladies on the left would have been somewhat titillating in the eyes of the males of the day. At the time, grown-up women did not leave their hair completely free-flowing in public (but generally covered, ornamented, or confined their hair in some way, usually binding it up in back), so that unbound hair had a sexual charge because it was associated with the intimacy or privacy of the boudoir.

The dresses that the archers are wearing would have been quite scandalous in their time as well, considering this is quite an early stage in Regency fashion. Of course, there is little about the Regency that was not considered scandalous at one stage or another (just ask the Victorians about it!) The woman in the back is wearing a mob cap, an option of headgear for the more conservative types. Married women would wear this regularly, whilst it was a more casual option for fashionable, unmarried women.

antiquatedfashions:

Female Archers by Adam Buck

Britain (Ireland), 1799

"Archers", an April 1799 "pin-up" type print, engraved after a drawing by Adam Buck, and with a dedication to the Prince Regent. At the time, archery was one of the few competitive sports that adult women of the "genteel" classes could respectably engage in (others were battledore/shuttlecock — a precursor to badminton — and for a tiny social elite, old-fashioned "court tennis").

What might not be obvious from a 21st-century point of view is that in 1799 the loosely-flowing unbound hair of the two ladies on the left would have been somewhat titillating in the eyes of the males of the day. At the time, grown-up women did not leave their hair completely free-flowing in public (but generally covered, ornamented, or confined their hair in some way, usually binding it up in back), so that unbound hair had a sexual charge because it was associated with the intimacy or privacy of the boudoir.

The dresses that the archers are wearing would have been quite scandalous in their time as well, considering this is quite an early stage in Regency fashion. Of course, there is little about the Regency that was not considered scandalous at one stage or another (just ask the Victorians about it!) The woman in the back is wearing a mob cap, an option of headgear for the more conservative types. Married women would wear this regularly, whilst it was a more casual option for fashionable, unmarried women.

biomedicalephemera:

Wax anatomical models of man and woman; half-skeleton, half-living, in fashionable Regency garments.

It’s unknown if these models were intended as a darkly comic “memento mori” sort of novelty, or a teaching aid, or both.

The skeletons are accurate enough to have been used to teach students how the articulations line up in the living body, so even as a novelty, they may have had an educational use.

Models located at Science Museum London, originally created ca. 1810-1830.