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 Diaries, One 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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.