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Mar. 20th, 2015 03:40 pm
liv: cup of tea with text from HHGttG (teeeeea)
[personal profile] liv
I saw this meme chez [livejournal.com profile] la_marquise_de_ following links from elsewhere. And I can't quite be bothered to do the whole countdown, but they are some cute questions, so I'll do one of each.

  1. Random fact about yourself
    The title of my PhD contains the word "surgical", so on some level I can count myself a doctor of surgery, though I am neither a physician nor a surgeon.

  2. Thing you do everyday
    Drink tea.

  3. Thing that annoys you
    Manifestations of the pattern of thought that goes, I'm good at abstract reasoning and academically prestigious subjects, therefore I'm cleverer than everybody else, therefore I'm morally superior to everyone else. I was somewhat susceptible to this myself when I was much younger, and like many people I'm more prone to be annoyed by flaws that I almost share.

  4. Fear / phobia
    Getting pregnant. I'm not exactly tokophobic, but something along those lines, I obsess way more than is rational about how much it would mess up my life if I became pregnant. I'm not usually bothered by other people being pregnant or by reading about pregnancy etc but, yeah.

  5. Song that you’re addicted to
    I normally don't get addicted to songs, but one that I keep replaying every time it comes up on shuffle is The Imagined Village: Tam Lyn Retold with Benjamian Zephaniah.

  6. Thing you can’t live without
    It's obvious, but probably my smartphone.

  7. Memory you won’t forget
    A Friday night musical celebration at Hengrave Hall during an interfaith event twenty years ago, singing bits of text from Song of Songs and feeling deeply connected to everything, and a glimpse of J striding past the window, vigorously eating a banana and Not Doing Religion.

  8. Word you can’t go a day without
    Actually, I'm afraid. I am sure that says bad things about me but it's one of my most consistently over-used adverbs...

  9. Thing you wish you could do
    Sing in tune.

  10. Person you can trust
    I'm fortunate to have quite a few people I can trust, but the first who springs to mind is [personal profile] angelofthenorth.

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Date: 2015-03-20 03:51 pm (UTC)
angelofthenorth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] angelofthenorth
Awwwww

Thank you :)

cw: rape

Date: 2015-03-21 01:10 pm (UTC)
ayebydan: (charmander)
From: [personal profile] ayebydan
I did not realise that tokophobia was a real thing. I am looking it up now and fascinated by the accounts and articles. I think I may have it or at least a mild form of it. I don't want children in that I genuingly can't imagine myself raising a small human. I will stick to my small dog. The idea of falling pregnant is just horrifying to me. I mean, one of my thoughts concerning birth control to control my edometriosis is 'well at least if I get raped I can't get pregnant' and...that is just not a normal thought process. It is nice to have a word to go and investigate. I think seeing a video of a woman giving birth as part of sex ed in p6(age 10) did not help. I mean, lights off, woman screaming, blood everywhere birthing video. I have 3 brothers at least 10 years younger than me but never touched my step mother's stomach when I knew she was pregnant. I just couldn't do it.

So yeah, not what you expected to bring up in your post but hey. Talk is good right? :)

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