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MIne is probably Beauty & The Beast. There was something about that story that always touched my heart whenever I read it and this was before I watched the Disney version (which was also just as good).
Some reference to this and my post on season 3 finale

I'm not Team this or that )
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Pride & Prejudice isn't my favourite book ever (very difficult to narrow down a particular book that is my favourite tbh) but the opening line is very well-known.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife
  • 02:00 Tweets for Today j.mp/qOvFHP #
  • 08:20 Pasha of #sytycd s3 will be in #bbcstrictly ?! Just when I was going to give series 9 a miss. Man Artem and Pasha... mmmmmmm #
  • 08:24 ow.ly/5TPWd my vid wasn't perfect but damn I can't stop crying over this when I rewatch it a few times. #xjapan @yoshikiofficial #
  • 08:35 @mattwycliffe well I had medicine which knocked me out as soon as I hit my bed but I do agree it was bloody hot last night D: #
  • 08:41 if you think a woman must obey your every command like a good wife you are #undateable #
  • 08:44 You hate queer men or despise gothic individuals and beat them up #undateable #
  • 08:45 Relatives or family who think they're trying to help you but only end up offending you with their 'kind words' #getsonmynerves #
  • 08:47 Asian FOBs might be seen as #undateable but they have to learn things about the West before pissing their potential partners off #
  • 08:48 Relatives who talk in their native language and think you don't understand their every word when they're bitching about you #getsonmynerves #
  • 08:49 Abusing the word 'gay' to describe something stupid #getsonmynerves all the time. As is awful grammar and spelling #
  • 09:03 A foreigner who sets foot in your country and bullshit on how better they are compared to everyone else #getsonmynerves #
  • 09:06 @the_overtones guys I gotta ask, who do you think tweets the most out of you five? #
  • 09:17 I swore not to buy any more books but I've already preordered Blood Red Dragon and now I'm tempted to get the 1st VA graphic novel. Ah damn #
  • 09:27 Had drunk students singing and screaming last night. They were drunk. Not sure if it was the flat full of chav residents but if it was... #
  • 10:36 Writer's Block: Life in the boob tube j.mp/rs2txm #
  • 10:36 Writer's Block: Life in the boob tube j.mp/r1S4xS #
  • 11:45 @bbcstrictly just found out pasha kovalev will be a new pro dancer. How did bbc manage to find him? He's a great dancer, loved him on sytycd #
  • 12:05 @hmvtweets i used to have a robson and jerome single haha #
  • 12:06 @hmvtweets i was all for steps on those days #mostembarrassingcd #
  • 14:20 @yoshikiofficial X everybody at Summer Sonic :D #wearex #
  • 14:20 @the_overtones yay another ustream. Will try to remember to tune in. I've put Tonight's The Night on reminder for this Sat #
  • 14:33 @the_overtones yfrog.com/hsjijtvj OMG that's such a cool find. You've inspired me to check my Kiwi fruit now hohoho #
  • 14:35 So my runny nose is fading but now my throat seems to be taking effect. Ah the joy of colds #
  • 14:38 OK Communist Chinese hair needs to make a comeback for Vash-chan. Right now the hair looks like it's suffered electrocution #
  • 14:40 @gogomomokoko u know the more I look at her, the more I suspect she could be expecting. I wonder if she's migrating to have a baby overseas #
  • 14:47 omg I had no idea @MDQLondon were performing in Canary Wharf and Brent Cross recently T______________T would've bunked off work for this #
  • 15:08 theconductorisbeckoning: tumblr.com/xlu3vdoisb #
  • 15:09 #NowPlaying Shitataru Mourou - @DIRENGREY_web #
  • 15:26 @the_overtones what time is the ustream tomorrow? Will it be around 7:30pm like the previous one? #
  • 16:34 @_josephmorgan you just had to pick a wolf-related song didn't you? Hehe #
  • 17:48 Saw my WK dvds in charity shop. I only donated last week ^_^;; Doubt they'll sell immediately though #
  • 19:45 @RichelleMead hehe spellcheck can be so silly. Thanks for the clarification and the Adrian chapter. It was brilliant :) #
  • 21:21 @gogomomokoko it's either that or it's her time of the month xD #
  • 22:17 #NowPlaying Samhain - @wearethefallen #
  • 22:54 @ConcertWeirdos i had that happen to me twice. Omg xD #
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Probably a mix of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger except I was not a boffin like the latter whatsoever. I may not have been a straight A student like a typical Asian nerd who knew everything but I did do my homework and submitted it on time mostly and focused in class whenever I could, ignoring the dicks who caused trouble. With Harry, he gets shit from the public, people gossip about him for various reasons regardless of whether they're true or not. Teachers or students who hated him gave the guy a hard time. I got all that for being a weirdo Chinese girl. Oh joy.
  • 02:00 Tweets for Today j.mp/pNzQ7m #
  • 08:07 Must be embarrassing for those who sleep on the train and don't realise they are snoring very loudly o.o #
  • 08:56 @YoshikiOfficial have fun at #sdcc Yoshiki :) #
  • 09:27 The Secret Circle book suddenly got interesting again. I've still got a long way to read in bk 3 #
  • 10:32 @Mattdavelewis wow is the rain that bad over there? O.o hearing that reassures me british weather isn't all that bad #
  • 10:36 Was just informed about a discount for a ticket to an event. That's nice if the person told me earlier and before i bought the tix myself #
  • 10:38 What's even more irritating is that he can't remember us telling about the event a few wks ago. He didn't care and now suddenly he does. #
  • 10:44 Nii-san got another twitter. He's always been a liar and i bet he was kigurumi'ng while we were away. He even said he had no fb - also a lie #
  • 10:59 @DarrenCriss oh you're such a geek aren't you? ;) #
  • 11:00 Coming out to your friends and family is one thing but why are people so embarrassed to admit they're on social network sites? #dontgetit #
  • 11:05 SOB at work better not work too fast. Starting to hate sharing my work more and more each day. I need to drag it out till tomorrow #
  • 11:11 How can you trust your 'friends' and family when they have been lying to your face all along? #
  • 11:21 @vash_chan actually I kind of understand now. One doesn't want friends and family to know what they're writing (well then lock account) #
  • 12:09 @HYPERJAPANevent okay thanks ^^ #
  • 12:23 @russelltovey having a good shit is therapeutic though ;P #
  • 12:27 @AnimePicks the food and seeing wakeshima kanon perform some songs #
  • 13:06 @kylieminogue My fav album from the #kylieboxset is Aphrodite because it has so many upbeat pop songs that make me happy and carefree #
  • 16:01 Didn't win any tickets on iTunesFestival again this year in the end. Oh well :/ #
  • 16:10 Think my grammar is failing me. But was meant to say didn't win iTunesFestival tix again, just like last year #
  • 19:37 @YoshikiOfficial good luck Yoshiki :D #
  • 19:59 Photo: tumblr.com/xlu3mjnm4u #
  • 20:05 Video: fuckyeahyoshikihayashi: This was the song that introduced me to The Trax. Both this and the Japanese... tumblr.com/xlu3mjs8ua #
  • 20:06 Photo: a-pinkspider: I want this plushie so bad. Yoshikitty *_* tumblr.com/xlu3mjtekr #
  • 20:32 #trueblood oh wow didn't think they'd add in the Bellefleur and Compton family connection. #
  • 20:32 #trueblood laughed so hard when Marnie told everyone to stop saying fuck because she couldn't concentrate #
  • 20:34 Photoset: Mmmmmmm tumblr.com/xlu3mkf4kh #
  • 20:46 @officialkeith cars? #
  • 21:22 @the_overtones raining like hell over here this week. Hopefully it'll improve by the weekend or Monday #
  • 21:29 Wow recently noticed a few Gakuto fans are selling their London tickets. Is it the price or simply down to other commitments? Or both? o_O #
  • 21:32 #NowPlaying Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan @nightwishband (live) omg T_T #
  • 21:33 I forget how wonderful @tarjaofficial sounds when she sings Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan . I'm an old *and* new NW fan BTW so #nohating please #
  • 21:57 Dammit if Gackt sings Vanilla in London I'm going to cry. All the seating tix have sold out on HMV. Only standing. Damn #
  • 22:08 @YoshikiOfficial twitpic.com/5tn4ha - You're looking great <3 #
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Had a scary thought about this O____O

I got inspired by this awesome post on [livejournal.com profile] hated_character and it reminded me of how frustrating it is to see the Mary Sue/Gary Stu label abuse in fandoms.

But then lately I had this scary thought while reflecting about memories from school and it also took me back to my previous post where I briefly mentioned how we are all in fact real life Mary Sues or for men Gary Stus and don't want to admit them. Whether that is a good thing or not, we can only decide that for ourselves. I almost think one of my ex-colleagues was a Mary Sue. She almost had a perfect childhood and doesn't hesitate to brag about how wonderful her life has been. I think we'd all want to vomit from that idea.

cluttered thoughts lie beneath )
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I am rather keen on music and dramas so I guess I'd say the entertainment column - minus the obvious sarcasm journalists enjoy putting in to make themselves cooler. Another thing I'd put in is more focus on the Far East side of things as well as British or US things that have impressed me lately.
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Longest book would probably be Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

Shortest book is definitely A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. I read that very quickly in an hour, on the way home from work.
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Book series - usually Manga, urban fantasy or supernatural fiction in the YA range.

If I really like a book series I would keep buying the books as they come out until the end... unless it goes on for too long and the plot gets crap then I would give up completely.

I used to collect lots of stamps. Family started the stamp collecting originally so I would continue the routine whenever we got letters.
I didn't watch the BRITS last night since I don't know majority of the nominees very well - aside from Take That ^_^;; Halfway through watching the Grammys though and there are more people I know featured. Take Muse for example. I'm delighted they're getting recognition in the US and I did suddenly think of Adam Lambert when Muse were mentioned. I wondered whether he was being a little fanboy since he was in the audience. Well done to Muse for getting a Grammy for the first time.

Uprising ... with lots of fangirls screaming XD Matt's blazer is so sparkly here.

I think the song Uprising fits The Hunger Games perfectly. What do you think?

Also, if there was a band I'd like to see Adam collaborate with it would be Muse :D Or at least cover more songs from them other than Starlight. Unintended please or maybe Plug In Baby *_*
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As a teen I was into Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High. It was a guilty pleasure. I identified with Elizabeth Wakefield the most and thought she was a good girl so therefore a good character (yes that was how I thought back then O_O). Not sure why I liked the books exactly. It's been too long. Maybe I just found it fun to see what crazy drama the characters were experiencing. When I was much younger, however, I liked reading various stories from the Story Teller series, especially Gobbolino. I did occasionally go back to my copies of Dirty Beasts or Revolting Rhymes though.

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