1. In what ways do you feel that going to an all girls boarding school affected you?
Although it's probably not the case that I would still be straight if I hadn't gone to an all-girls school, because I was vaguely wondering about girls in the six months before I went there, I think it kickstarted my bisexuality in a way I may not entirely have needed. I had my first (and only) girlfriend at Roedean, and, lovely as she was, that was a terrible mistake, although I'm not sure what long-term effects it's had.
Not seeing any boys - and I really do mean *any* boys - made me much more shy of and in awe of men than I would otherwise have been. Being in an enclosed environment made escape of many kinds more necessary and attractive than they would otherwise have been.
I don't know. Lots and lots of ways, even before one starts to get onto how going to *Roedean* affected me.
2. Which one person has had the biggest effect on your life, not counting your parents.
Either asrana or wildeabandon, I should think - asrana and I have been best friends for years and she's had more a huge amount of little effects on my life than one big one, but I met most of my current friends tangentially or directly through wildeabandon, and all of the people I've fallen for in recent years. :)
3. If someone tried to give you a kitten that would bond only with you, would you accept it? Why?
Only if I knew I was going to be in a position to look after it properly. I wouldn't really handle having a pet terribly well, I don't like taking responsibility for other creatures (or even for myself half the time) and I wouldn't know what to do for it, really. I'd much rather have one of those cats they're selling in the Gadget Shop at the moment. :)
4. Explain the significance of your hair, to you.
Oh, goodness. Well.
Since I was tiny years old, my mother has been playing with my hair, never happy with how it looked, never happy with what I'd done with it. Also, school made a big deal about my hair, because it was so long and I hated having it tied up, so eventually they made it a school rule (in my prep school; it was already one at Roedean) that girls with hair below shoulder-length had to have it tied up. So my hair has become irrevocably linked with the idea of authority, which is why if anyone takes hold of my hair I will likely do pretty much whatever they want.
At the same time, as I grew up, the only thing I ever liked about how I looked was my hair, which even I'll admit is really very good hair. So I'm extremely vain about it and I hate, hate, hate having it cut. Even if it's only a couple of inches, it feels like someone taking away the only thing about myself I've ever been happy with.
It all sounds so daft written out like this, though. :)
5. What is the answer to the question you least want to be asked? (Only write the answer, not the question.)
At the moment - because I can't think of a general question I don't want to be asked - "Yes, I do know why he did it."
Why get up this morning?
It was too blasted hot to stay in bed, for one thing. Also, once I'm awake I *have* to get out of bed, unless in the middle of an attack of depression, otherwise I feel that I'm missing the day. (Of course, I may well then go on to waste the day in question, but at least I'm wasting it upright. Or something.) Also, I'm seeing valkyriekaren today, and she's lovely, so that's a reason to get up even had there not been any others.
What impact has LJ had on your life?
Rather sadly, it's almost impossible to imagine LJ having had more of an effect on my life than it has; all the friends I currently have are ones I made either directly or indirectly through LJ, people I've met through LJ have both saved and nearly ended my life, I met all my current partners and lovers and suchlike through LJ originally (though often through mutual friends who I had actually met in person, thankfully) and it kept me mercifully in touch with the world while I was locked up at Roedean. Even my best friend and I probably wouldn't still be in touch if it weren't for LJ.
That really is terribly sad, isn't it? Oh well. :)
What will "pay the bills" in five years time?
Probably still my parents. ~g~ Unless I'm getting paid for singing by then, in which case, that. If all else fails I shall sell myself, assuming there's some sort of market for girls like me; I quite want to even if all else doesn't fail...
How much does society influence the way you behave?
Which society? My behaviour isn't hugely affected by society at large - i.e. the people of England or Britain - because I have minimal interaction with 'the public', being as I am without a job or any other reason to talk to polite strangers. I'm not terribly reactionary in and of myself - I just don't *notice* societal conventions, or remember them, unless they're pointed out to me.
I'm still not quite sure what you meant by this though. But that probably suggests that it doesn't influence me much at all. :)
What song and book would you take to a Desert Island with you?
God. Only one song? Eek.
Well, assuming that the island, being a desert one and all, would be hot pretty much all the time, it'd probably have to be 'All I Need' by Air, because there is no song better for lying in the sun, and it would work under a starry night as well. It's by no means my favourite song, but it's the one that would probably work best.
Book, though...if I can't take the whole of David Eddings' Belgariad, then probably Magician's Gambit, but only because at the moment I've not read it for ages. :)
What would you hope to find on a Dessert Island?
~grin~ Well, the island itself would have to be a giant Ile Flottante, with a lake in the middle of crème brulée that, instead of freezing over in the winter, became covered in burnt sugar instead. Other than that, I'm easy. Sherbet fountains, perhaps. :)
You know how it works - leave a comment asking for questions and I'll ask you them. Or be nice and leave a comment with questions for me, because I like them. It's all good. ~smile~