Date Joined: June 14, 2011
Last Online: January 14, 2015
Birthday: March 5
Country: United Kingdom
I enjoy swapping Kawaii, chocolate and books (among others). Also, music playlists; it's fun to discover new tracks!
I live in a town centre, top floor flat with my boyfriend.
I have graduated with a 2:1 in Creative Writing and I studying a postgraduate course in Journalism. Even after my degree I am still a writer, I think I even enjoy it! At the moment I am writing poems to recite at a spoken word night.
When it comes to politics, I support the Green Party even if they are seen as alternative. I support their four pillars, which are social justice, grass-roots democracy, non-violence and ecological wisdom, I have finally found a party I actually believe in.
Some of my favourite things are writing/reading, going to gigs and spending time with my friends!
My avatar is a picture of one of the lions (Chete) I worked with while volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Vicky xx (=^_^=)
I am a TV junkie. Shows I love include: About a Boy, Bad Judge, Once Upon a Time, Sex and the City, Ally Mcbeal, The Vampire Diaries, Perception, Cuckoo, Death Note, Nurse Jackie, The Carrie Diaries and South Park... Not a complete list but if it has a good story and can either have me on the edge of my seat or make me laugh then I'm happy.
I went through a major 'Twilight' phase and still like the movies. I think the 'Lord of The Rings' trilogy is the best set of films of our time. I also like 'Thirteen', which is about two girls experience with sex, drugs and life in general. 'Her' has a fascinating concept about our relationship with technology. Also I cried all the way through Like Dandelion Dust; it is so moving.
First and foremost, I love to read. If a book is good I can "swallow" it in two days and I always have a book in my bag. It goes hand in hand with being a writer. I write therefore I read. I read therefore I write
As I've already mentioned I have a bit of a thing for the Twilight Saga... I read the books slowly to savour them. Twilight is my favourite of the series and I really enjoyed Breaking Dawn until the last 50 pages, which were a bit of an anti-climax. I've also had the pleasure of reading The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (I thought it was well written and very clever) The Hobbit (even more amazing than people say; the imagery integrated into my dreams) and Lucky, by Jackie Collins. I've read everything she has ever written and my favourite character is Lucky, strong, feisty and gorgeous.
I am currently reading Elizabeth is Missing, which is mystery with main character who suffers severe memory loss.
My favourite book is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. Both are full of fun, adventure and curiosity. Both are clever and brilliant.
My paintings are often very abstract - I just enjoy the experience of painting, but as I don't think I'm a very good drawer I experiment with patterns and just getting something on the canvas. When I do draw it is in a cartoon-like style. I recently used an old felt-tip to draw a Tim Burtonesque face. I also enjoy making friendship bracelets and add beads to them, occasional scrap-booking and origami.
I plan to try mandalas and scrapbooking (which I have done in the past and enjoyed).
30/06/2011 -- I made my first dotee toady!! He is all poppies and big eyes and smells a bit of lavender :-)
I love a good cup of tea, perfect to wake up to, relax to and get through the day with: non-dairy and two sugars please! I'm also a big Ribena fan. I've tried Sake, which was warm and watery, but nice and smooth at the same time.
I am a vegetarian.
I went to Download 2014, which was awesome! I got to see Linkin Park (crowd-surfing win!) and The Offspring (again), plus Within Temptation, Rob Zombie, The Pretty Reckless and Steel Panther. Lots of metal!!! I also went to Green Man 2014 - super chilled out. Bands and artists included: First Aid Kit (who covered a Jack White track and one by Simon and Garfunkle!), Boy and Bear, Nick Mulvey, The Waterboys, Caribou, Toy, Happyness, East India Youth and Lanterns on the Lake (my favourite by far).
Favourite artists not including ones already mentioned: Glass Animals, Brett Dennen, Dutch Uncles, Combichrist, Saint Saviour, System of a Down, and of course The (wonderful and amazing) Doors.
I discovered Kawaii the summer of 2011 and fell in love with it instantly. ^_^ There are so many times about the Japanese culture that I love.
Likes (inc. Brands):
Alice in Wonderland themed items, Berry Puppy, Hearts/Flowers/Rainbows, Rilakkuma, Fairy Tale!!! Kamio, Crux, MindWave
Dislikes: Skulls/Poo!!! ^///^ - They aren't cute so I don't see how they are kawaii!
I would be really happy if someone sent me a SWEET CHEESE CAT Phone Charm/Key Ring!!!!
Things I like:
1) Moomins 2) Japanses anime 3) Gothic items 4) All things hippy
If you send me any merchandise to do with the above, such as jewellery, note cards and other stationery, journals, diaries, then I will be very happy! :-D