Date Joined: August 21, 2008
Last Online: May 19, 2010
This semester's a bit heavy with assessments so I'll be resuming swaps from late June.
I'm a third year uni student studying Psychology and English Literature. I'm also a big Anglophile.
"The Red Tree" by Shaun Tan, "The Life of Charlotte Brontë" by Elizabeth Gaskell, "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys, "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters, "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flagg and "Einstein's Dreams" by Alan Lightman.
Indie folk/pop/rock are my favourite genres.My most favourite musicians are Tegan and Sara and Sarah Blasko.
Other favourite artists include: Amanda Palmer, Angus & Julia Stone, Brooke Waggoner, Eisley, Hello Saferide, Mumford & Sons, Stars, Regina Spektor and The National.
I dislike: Muse, Radiohead, Slipknot, death metal, country or bling-bling-hoes-in-da-hood-style rap.
I'm a closeted top-40s pop lover. Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, 80s and 90s pop are my secret loves.
I watch a fair bit of non-English films. Some favourites are: Amelie, Rosenstrasse, 8 Femmes, A Chinese Odyssey 2002 and Le Papillon.
Some of the best films I've seen are: The Times of Harvey Milk, The Black Balloon, The Hours, V For Vendetta, Mean Girls, Donnie Darko, Before Sunrise, Spirited Away, To Be Or Not To Be (1942), Mulan and To Kill A Mockingbird.
30 Rock, Being Erica, Big Bang Theory, Bones, Buffy, Criminal Minds, Dr Who, Medium, Scrubs, Spooks, and Torchwood.
Felt and patterned fabric (especially vintage)
Brooches and necklaces (a bit on the charming nostalgic side, but not so much the flowery ones)
Tegan and Sara newspaper/magazine clippings
Magazines (favourites include Frankie, Peppermint and Dumbo Feather. I like Apartamento too but it's far too costly!)
Labels (especially bookplate ones)
Sanrio (e.g. Hello Kitty) or other cutesy characters. Generally, I do like cute things, but not in excess.
Not a fan of make-up, but I do like lip balm (e.g. Burt's Bees, Lush).
Things with skulls, cigarette smells, coffee, blood, clowns, insects or anything depicting violent, homophobic, sexist, racist, political or religious beliefs on them.