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10 Random Questions with Tiffany Brown

Tiffany Brown is not only one of the most fun people I know but also a great writer and a wealth of pop culture knowledge. You can find her wonderful thoughts and articles on her blog, AngelizedFirst.com and on TVAfterDarkOnline.com. Be sure to follow her on twitter and read her answers to my random questions below!!

Tumblr. Yes or no?

Yes, I have a Tumblr, but I haven’t been posting to it much lately. It’s angelized1st.tumblr.com. When I do post it’s usually pics of my favorite shows. Sometimes I also post quotes and videos, or music. If I’m watching a favorite film, I’ll spam Tumblr with gifs of the movie I’m watching. I also have an Ian Somerhalder Tumblr from years ago at itaintpianolessonshoney.tumblr.com.

The movie you can recite the most lines from?

I’m not sure what movie I can recite the MOST lines from, but anyone who follows my Twitter knows I’m always reciting Buffy, Clueless, Anchorman, and Coming to America.

Favorite musical instrument?

My favorite musical instrument is the violin, because I played violin for 5 years. I still occasionally play, but not consistently to be as good as I was.

Last movie you saw in the theater and did you like it?

The last movie I saw was Iron Man 3. I loved it so much that I went twice over the weekend. Even though I thought the central could have been better, the action sequences and character development made up for it. If you go, I’d recommend seeing it in 3D. Awesome!

Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast?

I’d have to go with French toast. There’s something comforting about French toast.

Ferris wheel, Roller Coaster or Arcade?

Hmm…. My favorite ride is the roller coaster, but going to the arcade is one of my favorite things to do. Not the kiddie arcade, though. I like the nice ones with a full bar, and all of the games. Maybe even a speedway. But if I have to choose, I’ll go with roller coaster. There’s no greater thrill than flying through the air at break neck speed.

Favorite Color?

Red. I’m a summer baby, so I really like bright colors, but red makes me feel alive. It lifts my mood, and can be sexy and dangerous. It’s also a classic color that never goes out of style. As much as I love it, though, I rarely wear it all over. I usually use it as an accent piece.

Best book you’ve ever read?

This changes depending on what I’m currently reading. Pride and Prejudice, The Lovely Bones, The Kite Runner, Hunger GamesGame of Thrones made me throw the book across the room. As did A Storm of Swords…. I’m currently reading The Dune Chronicles, and that’s pretty good. Very deep, and thought provoking. Probably one of the most complicated books I’ve read since 1984. LOL, this is hard…

Do you read fanfic?

I’ve tried, but I find it difficult to read off my computer for long periods of time. I tend to get dry eye, because I forget to blink. Besides, I hate waiting for the authors to finish a story. Besides, some of it is just too bloody awful.

Person you’d most like to have dinner with tonight?

LOL, well if anyone follows my Twitter they know it’d most likely be Matt Davis. I just find him interesting. I think it would be fun to pick his brains on various topics. I also would love to have dinner with the President, so I could talk to him about the state of the education system in our country. Hmm… Also the cast and crew of Scandal. They seem like a fun bunch. Maybe I could get some season 3 scoop from Shonda.

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10 Random Questions with Jayne Balke

Jayne Balke is not only one of the biggest fans of The Vampire Diaries that I know, she’s also one of my personal favorite TV fans in general. And not just because she has a sexy Australian accent. It does help that she loves Joseph Morgan just as much as I do. Read her answers to my silly questions below and be sure to check out her blog and definitely follow her on twitter: @Jayneymoo.

Last episode of television that made you cry

Scandal 2×20 “A Woman Scorned” [Olitzzzzz]

The name of your secret spy identity

Jayney McJaynerson

Last movie you saw in the theater and did you like it?

Les Mis, and yes, it was incredible.

If you were forced to be on a reality show, which would it be?

Farmer Wants A Wife (Aussie dating show lol)

The movie you can recite the most lines from

A Walk To Remember

Ferris wheel, Roller Coaster or Arcade?

Roller Coaster!

You’re a groupie. Who’s the band?

Maroon 5 (cheesy yes, but Adam Levine = yum)

Best book you’ve ever read

Blink by Ted Dekker

Favorite smell

horse feed 🙂

Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast?

Um, is there any competition? Pancakes!

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10 Random Questions with Carrie Raisler

Carrie Raisler  is a high class TV addict (One Tree HillSupernaturalJustified and hundreds of others) and she writes one of my favorite recaps of The Vampire Diaries. Be sure to follow her on Twitter (@TVandDinners) and check out her stuff at The A.V. Club. But first, read her answers to my random questions:

Do you read fanfic?

Back in my Dawson’s Creek fandom days, I used to read DC fanfic all of the time. I think it was the only way us Pacey/Joey fans could get through seasons five and six, honestly. Since then I haven’t read much fanfic at all, save a few Veronica Mars fics during the first season. I think I just had a hard time finding writers I liked and shows I was invested enough in to seek out fic after Dawson’s Creek.

Person you’d most like to have dinner with tonight

My mom. She lives in Florida and I miss her!

Last episode of television that made you cry

I just need to preface this by saying this answer is extremely embarrassing. It was the most recent episode of Smash, “The Phenomenon.” It is perhaps the most horrible episode of television that’s aired in 2013 so far, but there is one tiny, genuine moment of emotion at the end when Jimmy (who I hate!) is singing a song and it got to me. I’m not proud.

The drink you order when someone else is buying

Beer. I’m simple.

Song you will never get enough of

“Just Like Heaven” by The Cure. It makes me indescribably happy.

Tumblr. Yes or no?

I don’t tumbl at all. I don’t really understand tumblr. I had grand plans to start a One Tree Hill tumblr a few years ago highlighting all the insane things that happen on the show, but I only got so far as registering the site name (wtfonetreehill.tumblr.com) before throwing up my hands in defeat. Moral of the story: I am not good at learning new things.

Last movie you saw in the theater and did you like it?

Iron Man 3. It was fun! Whoever decided to cast Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark all those years ago should get All The Money, honestly.

Favorite musical instrument

Piano. I wish I could play better because it’s such a lovely, versatile instrument.

If you were forced to be on a reality show, which would it be?

The Amazing Race. I used to work in reality television and so I know what goes on behind the scenes at most reality shows. TAR is the only one I would ever even consider because at least you get to see the world and go on adventures.

The movie you can recite the most lines from

The Princess Bride

Holiday you’d most like to abolish

Halloween, but only for adults. This is a kid holiday, people! What are you doing?

You’re a groupie. Who’s the band?

Ryan Adams. That’s not really a band, but he’ll always be my favorite musician.

Best book you’ve ever read

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Many years ago when I still lived and worked in L.A., I randomly picked up a coworker’s copy (we were on set and I was bored) and could not put it down. I went to a bookstore immediately and bought my own copy and devoured it. I’ve since bought several more copies because I keep giving mine away to people because I’m desperate for them to read it. It’s phenomenally compelling.

Your favorite thing to do alone

Watch TV. That way no one talks and interrupts the action. (Yes, I’m that person.)

First concert

New Kids on the Block. I’m old!

Cake or Bacon?

Cake. Cake is my favorite food, which explains a lot about why my pants don’t fit.

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10 Random Questions with Melissa Leaman

If you don’t know my friend Melissa Leaman, you should. Melissa is a great author with passionate opinions, impeccable taste in television  and so much more. Mel is always happy to discuss The Vampire DiariesOne Tree Hill, Teen Wolf, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with me and I always love to hear her thoughts.  We also share detest for shipper wars, political atrocities and chips with calories. Be sure to follow Melissa on Twitter, on her personal blog and on her tumblr. Right after you read her brilliant, (more than) 10 random answers.

Favorite Color:

Blue. Yankee blue to be exact.

Do you read fanfic?:

Obsessively. And I kind of wish more people did. There’s a lot of really awful fanfic out there and that’s usually what gets referenced in media as a joke. Plus for every one good story there’s ten “what the hell is this and why can’t you spell anything and holy wow that is not how shotgunning works” terrible stories. But the good ones are impressive. A lot of aspiring writers seem to be working out their style through fanfic these days and if you’re willing to ask people for recommendations, you can find 50,000 word epics that are better than a lot of books & don’t require an indepth understanding of a show.

And of course, if you just want some good porn, that’s there too. Just not 50 Shades.

Person you’d most like to have dinner with tonight

Joss Whedon.

Last episode of television that made you cry

It feels like it’s been way too long since I’ve cried at a newly aired episode of TV. But probably something from Grey’s Anatomy.

The drink you order when someone else is buying

Assuming it’s not a cheap happy hour…some variation on a martini. Huckleberry ones preferably but that tends to be a Northwest thing.

Song you will never get enough of

“Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who. “Livin’ in the Future” by Bruce Springsteen. “Cocaine Blues” by Johnny Cash. “Train in Vain” by The Clash.

The name of your secret spy identity

If I told you, I’d have to kill you.

Tumblr. Yes or no?

YES. A thousand times yes. The more I’ve gotten into tumblr, the more my own blog falls by the wayside. It’s just so accessible and easy to use and definitely easier to engage followers than standard blogs. I’m just sorry for any non-Teen Wolf fans lately. I’m a wee bit obsessed.

Last movie you saw in the theater and did you like it?

Technically Argo–which was a thoroughly amazing movie, but it was a repeat viewing. The last new to me movie was Amour. I enjoyed it even more than I expected.

Favorite musical instrument

Drums. Specifically guys who play the drums. That still counts right?

If you were forced to be on a reality show, which would it be?

I’d create a new one. “Survival of the Fittest”. Family and friends nominate the most moronic people they know who then fight to the death Hunger Games style. Then I’d cheat my way on and machete my way to victory.

The movie you can recite the most lines from

Oh gosh. Probably Mean Girls, Newsies, and Empire Strikes Back.

Ferris wheel, Roller Coaster or Arcade?

Roller coaster. Always. Just not the ones with giant hills. I’ll take pitch-dark, spins, & twists any day.

Holiday you’d most like to abolish

Columbus Day. It’s such a bullshit holiday and celebrates genocide and prejudice. Nice one USA.

You’re a groupie. Who’s the band?

McFly

Your favorite food to make for yourself

Mashed potatoes. Ultimate comfort food and I make damn good mashed potatoes.

Best book you’ve ever read

This is a stupid unfair question. But I probably reread “Dealing with Dragons” by Patricia Wrede, “The Emily Trilogy” by LM Montgomery, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, and “Rainbow Six” by Tom Clancy the most.

Favorite smell

The Pacific Northwest coastline. A stormy night on an Oregon beach is full of good, bad, and haunting smells. Also old books.

Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast?

In the morning, I’m making waffles.

Best GIF you’ve ever seen

Travel and/or flight ritual?

Unless making sure I have books to read is a ritual, not really any. But I do try to bring coloring books, crayons, and a couple toys with me. I color anyway because it’s fun but it’s been a life saver if small kids are on a plane when I travel. Parents get treated like shit by other passengers and being able to help them out a little makes everyone happier. And it’s gotten me free booze from the flight attendants later.

Your favorite thing to do alone

Well there is one thing…

hahaha! Appropriate answer would be read or sing and dance around the house to cheesy pop songs.

First concert

Newsboys. The first one I paid for was I think OzzFest in 2001. That and the co-headlining Green Day/Blink 182 are the ones that stand out.

Cake or Bacon?

Maple bacon cake.

Pajamas in public. Yes or no?

That’s why drive-thrus were invented.

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10 Random Questions with Heather Vee

If you are in any way, shape or form a part of the Vampire Diaries fandom, you know Heather Vee. Not only is she the co-founder and site runner for our favorite TVD fansite, Vampire-Diaries.net, she is also co-editor of A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls and co-authoring Love You To Death Season 4 with another of my favorites, Crissy Calhoun. And because she is one of the coolest ladies I’ve ever had the peasure of meeting, she agreed to answer my silly questions.

Favorite Color

Green, all varying shades, all the time.

Do you read fanfic?

I used to, but not anymore. That’s not a commentary on quality, as I have read fic better than a lot of published novels, I’ve just drifted away from that aspect of fandom.

Last episode of television that made you cry

I very rarely cry over television, but when Alaric appeared to Jeremy in the Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale, I lost it.

The drink you order when someone else is buying

Either a bourbon, neat, or a Black Velvet, which is half hard cider and half Guinness. Though I have only recently discovered the beauty of a Kentucky Blizzard, so I might have a new go-to.

Song you will never get enough of

This is an impossible question and, frankly, I think you might be a sadist, Erin. How about this: The song I cannot get enough of right now is Jack White’s cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness.”

Tumblr. Yes or no?

I’ve actually had a Tumblr (not the one I use now) since the site was started. It’s very, very different now that it has exploded in popularity. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, who’s to say, but I find myself enjoying it more when I only visit once a week or so. I think Tumblr can facilitate fascinating discussions and I think it’s interesting that fandom seems to have migrated from LiveJournal to Tumblr; Tumblr gives talented fan artists a bigger platform to show off their wares, so that’s a definite positive. In any case, I think it’s good, but not my preferred means of interacting with folks. TWITTER 4EVA.

Favorite musical instrument

Anyone who knows me understands that I have a deep banjo fixation. I often joke that I’m in need of a BANJOS MAKE ME HOT t-shirt. I’m not sure when my love started but it is an enduring love. If you ever want to know the mood you can build with a banjo, stick Neko Case’s “Things That Scare Me” or “Deep Red Bells” on the player and marvel.

The movie you can recite the most lines from

The Princess Bride. I could actually sit in front of you and quote the film in its entirety from start to finish.

Holiday you’d most like to abolish

I loathe New Year’s. I have always loathed it. I crawl into bed well before midnight and sleep through it every year.

Your favorite food to make for yourself

I’m very big on roasted asparagus right now. Throw it in a pan, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, add minced garlic and salt, roast. Easy comfort food is remarkably easy.

Best book you’ve ever read

One book?! GO HOME, ERIN, YOU’RE DRUNK. All kidding aside – wow. I have a few books that are very close to my heart, ones I turn to again and again and again. I’m not sure I would trust anyone who had one favorite book. I think I’d just assume that’s the only book they had ever read and then I’d be sad about it.

Favorite smell

I love the smell of ballpoint ink on paper and, tragedy of tragedy, it’s something I don’t smell too often nowadays.

Your favorite thing to do alone

*raises eyebrow*

First concert

My first real concert was Tori Amos. She was touring for Under the Pink at the time, so I’m sure I’ve just dated the hell out of myself there but I can’t overstate what a huge impression she made on me in my pre-teen/teenage years. My first club show was Oasis on their first U.S. tour. I was 15 and my 18+ friends smuggled my Britpop-obsessed self in. I lost a large portion of my hearing in my left ear at that show! I’m partially deaf in that ear to this day. It was absolutely worth it.

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10 Random Questions with Author Dianne Sylvan

My friend Dianne Sylvan is a well known author, blogger and tweeter. She has incredible insight on television, movies, and life in general. You will increase the value of your life by following her on twitter and by reading her blog. You can purchase all of her wonderful books on Amazon.com, including the novels in her “Shadow World” series. For the 2nd time, she was kind enough to take a time out from writing her next novel to answer some very important questions for me. VERY important.

1. Favorite color: 

Red.

2. Do you read fanfic? 

I used to, but I never had as much fun reading it as I did writing it. The last fic I wrote was, well, porn, set in the Supernatural universe.

3. Last episode of television that made you cry: 

The Vampire Diaries, “Memorial.”  The scene at the very end with Alaric’s ghost just killed me.

4. Song you will never get enough of:

Adam Lambert, “Fever.”

5. Favorite musical instrument:

I’ve always wanted to learn piano, which is part of why the heroine of my books plays piano; but I also love the violin.  Violinists are inherently hot. (I’ve actually got one of those planned for the series too.)

6. The movie you can recite the most lines from:

A tie between Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters.  I have both memorized from start to finish.

7. Your favorite food to make for yourself:

Plain old yellow cake with chocolate chips in.

8. Waffles, pancakes, or French toast?

Waffles all the way.

9. First concert:

Here’s where I show how old/dorky I am – New Kids on the Block.  I need an app for my phone that, every time I mutter about “kids these days and their awful music,” just texts me in big letters:  HANGIN’ TOUGH.

10. Cake or bacon?

Well, I’m a vegetarian, so I’m gonna go with cake.  The whole bacon obsession thing going on right now really freaks me out.

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10 Random Questions with Crissy Calhoun

Not only does Crissy Calhoun (@crissycalhoun on Twitter) write one of our favorite Vampire Diaries recaps (which can be read at Vampire-Diaries.net) but she also writes our favorite unofficial companion (if you have not done so already, you can purchase all three books in the Love You to Death series on Amazon. ) You can read more about her and her passions on her blog: The Calhoun Tribune.

Favorite Color

I wish I knew. This one always stumps me when I have to answer security questions. Definitely not yellow. Sorry, yellow.

Do you read fanfic?

Not even once. Sad life I lead.

Last episode of television that made you cry

Usually it’s Parenthood. But the last episode of TV that made me cry made me weep and it was The Vampire Diaries‘ “Stand By Me.”

The drink you order when someone else is buying

Wait, am I supposed to order something different than I’d buy myself? Uh, bourbon on the rocks please and thanks.

Song you will never get enough of

“Break the Ice” by the one and only Ms. Britney Spears.

The name of your secret spy identity

Georgia tot Sint Jans.

Last movie you saw in the theater and did you like it?

Les Mis, and um… Didn’t dislike it.

Your favorite food to make for yourself

Cheese melt!

Favorite smell

Lavender

Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast?

Cheese melt!

First concert

That I choose to go to? Paula Abdul.

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