Goddammit Mandy...(still love you, tho =P) I was tagged by Mandy, if I tag you, answer the questions, if you don't mind.
Rule 1 - Post the rules.
Rule 2 - Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3 - Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Rule 4 - Let them know you’ve tagged them.
1.)What does a typical day in your life look like?
Wake up, usually around 6 or 7am, to my linux alarm, which plays a random song out of my collection, and pulls up a calendar with my schedule for the day when I cancel the alarm. Then I usually watch the pups (two golden retrievers) before heading to work for the day. There I do tech support in between bouts of doodling for about 6-8 hours before heading home to more doodling and tumblr.
Unhealthy food: Cheeseburgers. All the cheeseburgers.
3.) Favorite book and why.
Tie between ALL of the Sherlock Holmes collection and Treasure Island. I’ve read all of Sherlock Holmes about 4 times and I’ve read Treasure Island about 6 times.
4.) Do you have siblings? If so, do you get along? If not, do you ever wish you did?
I have two brothers; I’m the middle child, which has been the humorous explanation for much of my life for my less than obedient attitude. I get along -ok- with my older brother, we’re a lot alike, but his complete lack of ambition bugs me and so does his arrogant attitude. In more recent years I’ve gotten along pretty well with my little brother who’s finally grown out of his awkward years and really hit his stride - that kid’s funny as hell now, haha.
5.) Do you enjoy musical theater?
I tend to be picky about which I like; most seem like poorly written plays that have been put to music to ease the viewers’ pain in my opinion, but there are a few that are truly amazing works of art. So the answer to this would be “Yes, but only some of it.” haha.
6.) What is your dream job if money didn’t matter and if you had the skill in whatever you wanted? What is it in reality?
Animator/SFX make up artist. At the same time. I’m actually going to school for the first right now! =D
7.) Why did you join tumblr?
My coworker said I should make one. I should have known that very second I’d never have free time again, lol
8.) Are you on facebook; do you enjoy it?
I have one, though I’m not nearly as involved as some of my friends, and I make an avid point of deleting anyone I haven’t interacted with recently.
9.) Do prefer baking, cooking, or neither?
Both - I was a cook for 4 years, and have always enjoyed baking. I love feeding other people.
I cook by intuition; my dad taught me how to do it - it’s all about flavor combinations and simply knowing the ingredients. I haven’t used a recipe in YEARS, and so far everyone seems to be a pretty big fan thus far =).
10.) Tell me one of your favorite memories.
Anything involving the ocean, but in particular one memory in which my grandfather (we grew up just calling him Jake cuz that’s his name and he’s technically my step-grandfather, but, well, he’s my grandfather. End of story.) took me and my brothers and my Uncle Bobby out deepsea fishing. I remember it so vividly - my brothers had all the trouble in the world getting used to the rocking ship, but I walked on it as easily as a road, it just felt so natural. Even my Uncle Bobby laughed and said it was amazing how easily I’d ‘gotten my sea legs’, as the saying goes.
Most of the time I’m the fuck up of the family, and literally every social gathering we have, be it a birthday (even mine), thanksgiving, christmas, you name it, will devolve into a rousing round of ‘remember all the times Corey was stupid’. My brothers are lazy as hell and never left the house as kids, but I was always out running around and trying things I’d never done before, and, usually, getting injured while doing so. My family, especially my father, really, really LOVES to bring these up and laugh and carry on about them while I just sorta sit there in the middle; they take turns, going around the circle, each choosing something to comment about, and they do it so naturally that I can’t possibly imagine they even realize what they’re doing. It always starts with my dad saying “Oh, like that one time with your roller blades?” at which point my older brother chimes in with a quote from my stupid 10 year old self, “All the pros do it!” and it carries on from there. So I’ve had a LOT of time to reflect on and relive every single little and big mistake I’ve ever made, all the while listening to people ridicule me for them. That should set the backdrop, then, for how momentous this occasion was.
I got my sea legs under me the second I set foot on that ship, and as soon as we’d reached the fishing spot, I was outfisihing everyone, even Jake, who was particularly good at it. I caught more fish than anyone, and when it started raining and the seas got a little rough, both my brothers got seasick and I didn’t. They both ran inside the cabin and I just stayed out on the deck in nothing but my shorts and t-shirt, hanging out with Bobby on the deck, enjoying the ride all the same.
And after about an hour I got really tired and went into the cabin with Bobby and we sat down and I closed my eyes. When he thought I was asleep he put his arm around me to keep me warm and started telling Jake about how amazing I was that day, and Jake (who is my IDOL) sat there right next to him and agreed and said his own piece. One of my favorite memories of all time, and one of the very few times in my life when I felt like I wasn’t some fuck up, or idiot kid, or rebellious punk with no future - I was Corey, and that day, two of my favorite people were impressed with me.
11.) Explain your username.
I feel like my username’s pretty straightforward - I’m kinda quirky and weird, and I’ve never felt remarkably human. I’ve always likened myself to a machine, because that’s the analogy that fits me best most times. But of course, I’m not a very serious person, so I’m not a robot, I’m more like a little tin wind up toy (hopefully a cute one, haha). And that’s about all there is to explain =)
Mandy’s 11 new questions:
What is your policy on naming things? Does your computer have a name? Car? Ipod/mp3 player?
I name just about everything, and most are female (most technology just strikes me as female in nature, dunno why…) Computer = Selene, Laptop = Normandy, Car = Bebop, Phone (the only boy) = Billy, Mp3 player is unnamed.
If space/money/danger wasn’t relevant, what is one pet that you would like to have and why.
An owl. There’s a LOT of animals I would want as pets, but the owl has always struck me as a beautiful and wise creature, and it’s one I feel I would really enjoy having.
What are your most/least favorite words?
I have HUNDREDS of favorite words, but some of the more noted are ‘Horrid’ and ‘Elegant’
Least favorite word hands down is ‘cunt’ - can’t explain it, frankly - just about nothing offends me, and curses, swear words, racial slurs, and everything else is just a word to me, I couldn’t care less. But for some reason, I just absolutely abhor the word ‘cunt’.
If you had to teach one life subject, what would it be? This isn’t limited to normal subjects- I’m asking you for one thing that you would enjoy/feel qualified to teach others about.
How to think. Not in the “you should agree with me” kind of way, but in the actual act of thinking. The world is a huge, terrifying, angry place, and the peace we achieve in our heads is often the only peace we can achieve at all. By remaining calm and thinking through every situation without letting our emotions and fears overwhelm us, we can make clear, guided decisions and ultimately make our lives easier. By panicking and stressing out, we force ourselves to make rash, narrow minded decisions that end up just making things worse a lot of the time. I’d like to show people that, though it seems like it sometimes, we’re almost never as trapped as we feel.
How difficult would it be for you to go a week without any human contact?
Not at all, lol. I’m not remarkably social to begin with, and I find solitude relaxing, so a week sounds nice.
Big spoon or little spoon?
Emotionally I’d be described as a ‘sub’, or passive - I’m one of the few boys who enjoys being the little spoon - I like feeling the warmth of someone around me =)
Favorite game/kind of game to play in an arcade?
TYRIAN. ALL OF THE TYRIAN.
Is there anything that you are really particular about that most other people aren’t? Like, brand of bread or length of shoelaces or something?
Not really, I’m not picky about most things - I like almost all food, and my motto is ‘if it works, good.’
I suppose I’m particular how the people I date dress? I’m not picky about it, I just don’t want them wearing anything uncomfortable just because they think I’ll find it sexy - honestly, if heels hurt your feet, I don’t want you wearing them for me. I find converses just as sexy as heels, and nothing’s sexier than seeing someone who’s genuinely happy and comfortable.
Describe your dream concert (venue, line-up, etc.).
Band : The Goo Goo Dolls, Line-up : anything but Hammerin’ Eggs (the metal song), venue : my living room, cute date included.
Do you find satire/parodies funny?
11. Favorite insult/curse word?
I’ve always been partial to cockbag.
Tinkertoy’s new 11:
If there was one message you could convey you care about, what would it be?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What’s one thing you would never change about yourself?
What’s one thing you’re proud of?
How old would you say you are, regardless of how old you are physically?
If there was one person you could permanently remove from your life, who would it be?
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Why would you go there?
Is there anyone you follow you would consider dating? (bonus points: say who)
What do you look for in a First Mate? Or the Smee to your Capt. Hook?
THAT. THAT RIGHT THERE. Lol, this is the cutest message ever XD.
I dunno, I don’t look for anything specific, really, it all depends on my emotional and mental connection to the person - I fall in love mentally first, then emotionally, and then finally physically (I’ve had some less than awesome sexual experiences, so I tend to be very shy physically). So yeah, the first things I look for are good, interesting conversations (and I’ll talk to -anyone-). I tend to gravitate toward silly, creative/nerdy types and people who like adventure, though I’ve also fallen for calmer types.
As long as the person is interesting, friendly, and makes me feel at home emotionally, there’s a chance for me to love them =).
I woke up a bit late, probably because I was operating on two hours of sleep all of yesterday, and then I went and watched the dogs for the morning shift while cleaning. After that I went to the gym for a bit and when to lunch with a friend, and then I did some art and some tumbling for a couple of hours before I went to review Trig for my final on Thursday. Then I came home and got drunk and ta da! here I am! How about yourself?
I'm not that desperate to know lol! Was just curious. And It's the first time I've asked you anything, so I'm not the other anon :P
haha, ok, cool! That means there’s two anons that ask me things now! Yay! Any other questions, feel free to ask, I love to answer questions! I just don’t want to be like “I totally want to get naked with these people” and have them be like “EEEEEEHHHHH.” XD
You said there was someone on your tumblr you'd want to get naked with, who is it?
haha, nice try - judging by the writing style (very small sample, but similar nonetheless), I’m guessing this is the same anon that asked me about scars? Do let me know if I’m wrong, but I wanted to take a guess =). Anywho, I’m not going to answer this publicly, haha. Any question posed to me about me I have no problem answering publicly, but I don’t want to creep that person out, haha. If you send me a message as non anon so I can answer in private, or send an email to email@example.com (that way you don’t have to reveal your name), I’ll be happy to answer privately =P
Very interesting. I would hope that it was a random person involved because then you’d both know that it was a blacked out mistake instead of possible feelings being there. Emotional cheating is worse than physically cheating, in my opinion.
I agree whole heartedly, which is why I would take sober cheating a LOT more personally. For me it’s just that I have a lot of trust issues physically (I’ve had a lot of bad sexual experiences that have left me a little terrified) and as such, it seems that if you’re blacked out, that comfort and familiarity with a person could turn into a physical thing under a lack of judgment. If it were a stranger, it would just strike me as odd that they’d just go to bed with that person without knowing them, and then there’s the concern with STI’s, which is something I don’t want to deal with, haha.
RANDOM QUESTION! Do you think it's cheating if you're blacked out and don't remember cheating on your significant other? If so.. what would the consequences be if you were cheated on/if you cheated on someone? And would it change things if you/your significant other knew the other person involved?
Well, first I would make sure that it happened- sometimes, when you can’t actually remember, you’ll assume the worst, which might put you in some hot water you didn’t actually put yourself in, haha. If I did manage to confirm it, though, I would expect at least a lecture or other verbal reprimand, moving up the scale toward breaking up, though it really varies person to person. I personally would take the black out into account and be a lot more lenient on my S/O. I wouldn’t give them carte blanche, but I’m generally fairly fluid/flexible with my partners, so, especially considering the situation, I’d make it clear that I wasn’t happy, but would be fairly lenient.
As far as if me or my S/O knew the other person, I would actually prefer that my S/O know them, because at least at that point it was because this is someone they know and are familiar with and aren’t just sleeping around. If it were someone we both know, I would talk to that person, and let them know it’s not ok (in this instance at least, I guess I could be open to polyamory, but never tried it), but my reaction toward that person would vary a LOT more. In this instance I know my S/O was blacked out, but I don’t know what this person’s state was - I would be understanding with them and give them every benefit of the doubt, but I’d ask them questions and get to the bottom of things before just letting them off.
Again, varies from person to person, but that’s how I would handle it - I have the base understanding that everyone’s human and will make mistakes, so I’m not quick to point fingers or make rash decisions based on negative feelings.