Thanks TKP for the challenge!
Sooo….here goes the Feisty edition...
1: My favourite childhood toy—
I loved Polly Pockets...the original little plastic sets that looked like makeup compacts, with the tiny figures that only bent half. I also loved Trolls, play doh, clay, crayons. I was a very artistic child, I would go through a coloring book a day if my mother would allow me to. I painted flowers and fairies on my bedroom walls (definitely without permission) after my aunt let me paint her bedroom walls with her when I was seven. So art supplies. And books...do books count as childhood toys? I didn’t play with things much. I read, created art, and imagined plays basically with imaginary friends. I didn’t much play with toys, even though I had many...
2: My favorite album—
For me, as a child, it was certain songs. I actually still prefer individual songs over albums, I don’t think I have a favorite album as an adult and I know I didn’t have one as a child haha. Sooo songs:
Lovecats by The Cure
Lullaby by The Cure
Killer Queen by Queen
Magic Dance (from Labyrinth) by David Bowie
Every Rose Has It’s Thorns by Poison
Rebel, Rebel by David Bowie
Rhiannon by Stevie Nicks
People Are Strange by the Doors
Enter Sandman by Metallica
Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears (I’m mildly embarrassed by how into this song I can still get 🤣)
….these are just the songs I remember blasting loudly when I was really young. I hit my teenage years and then everything was emo/indie/metal/punk. And now, I listen to practically everything...
3: Favourite childhood TV show—
I loved Ahhh! Real Monsters, Rugrats, Angry Beavers, CatDog, The Munsters, The Addams Family, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch...
4: First film at the cinema—
I don’t remember this, but apparently it was The Lion King when I was 4. The first movie I really remember going to see, was most definitely not my first movie but the most poignant for me I suppose, was The Fellowship of The Ring. I didn’t have (and still don’t) a great relationship with my father, but Tolkien was the only author my dad ever read and loved. So we went to the premiere showing of it at midnight. Just my dad and I. Which made it very memorable, because we never spent time together…
5: First crush Celebrity and Personal—
My first celebrity crush was Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham or David Bowie in Labyrinth. Personal was a kid named Ian in third grade...he taught me how to play chess and told me how awesome my checkered leggings were...
6: Favourite animal—
Cats. All cats. House cats, lions, tigers, panthers, jaguars, leopards, cheetahs, pumas...allll cats. And also unicorns.
7: Favourite film—
I would become obsessed with movies when I was young, only watching that one movie on repeat until I got tired of it and picked something new to obsess with. (I honestly still do this...I’ve learned it’s kind of an anxiety soothing thing.)
So...Aristocats, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Last Unicorn, Lion King, Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, alllll the Batman movies, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars, Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, Labyrinth, My Fair Lady, Casablanca, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility...and then I discovered classic horror and binged as many of those as I could find. But Nosferatu will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my introduction to old horror...
8: First kiss (who and where)—
My first kiss was from that same boy named Ian that taught me how to play chess in third grade, on the swings during recess one day. Right before school ended for the year. Only because he was moving across the country. I still thought boys were sort of gross, so it wasn’t nearly magical or anything, and I remember blushing and telling him not to do that again because it was kind of icky.
My first wanted, I was definitely interested in kissing, kiss was from a boy that had been crushing on me for a couple of years when I was 14. He had walked me home after play practice because his grandmother lived next door to me. I stood on my tiptoes and went to kiss his cheek, he surprised me and kissed my lips instead. We “dated” for two whole weeks afterwards, until I broke up with him when I realized he liked me far, far, far more than I liked him. And that kissing him felt similar to kissing a family member. No spark. The same boy remained a friend and also took me to my senior prom after I escaped a two-year, incredibly abusive relationship. He was a sweet guy, a good friend, and not at all meant for me...
9: First real contact with the Kink world—
I’ve been interested in kink since I first watched Secretary when I was 16. At that time of my life I was in a dark place and that movie seemed to see me and spark something inside of me, and answer things I didn’t know how to put words to at the time. But it wasn’t until I was about 21 that I actually felt brave enough to voice what I was thinking, feeling, wanting, needing to my husband. From that point on, with a lot of encouragement from my husband, I dove right in. And I haven’t looked back...vanilla just...doesn’t work for me now...
10: Only one person to be left on a Island with for a year, without any technology—
I don’t know that I could pick just one person...I also want to know what type of island, is this island fully stocked and ready for humans to live on it comfortably for a year, is there premade shelter? Should I be thinking practically and pick the person I know that would keep me alive on an island with no amenities for a year? Or is it basically a resort with no other people and the no technology rule is meant to bring us closer together? My answer would vary based on the details haha…