A short Q&A today, courtesy of Krispy:
Since Sparky asked you a hard one, I will too: pirates or ninjas?
Wow, hard indeed! Pirates have this weird sort of romantic attraction thing going, for some reason. Everyone seems to love them. But I think, overall, ninja skills are just way more useful in the end >:) Plus they have the cool mysterious thing going.
That said, nothing trumps Jack Sparrow O:)
What's your grammatical pet peeve?
Comma splices! They drive me nuts. Don't know what a comma splice is? This is:
It was a lovely day, I took my sweater off.
You have two complete sentences there; they need to separated by something stronger than a comma. A full stop is most common, but a semi-colon can work (as in my previous sentence), as might a dash (depending on stylistic concerns) or even a conjuntion (but or and, as I used in this sentence). Basically, if you CAN read it as two separate and complete sentences, then it CAN'T have a comma! :)
Do you play any instruments?
Piano, mostly. I have passed my Grade 6 AMEB exam during highschool :) Haven't played much for a while, though - no time to pratice. In primary school (elementary) I learned recorder, and I can play a (very) little on the flute. Oh, I sing. Not that I've had lessons or anything. Does that count? O:)
Aaand what's your favorite fairy tale or myth?
Tough. Very tough. At the moment I seem to have a huge fascination with the original versions of The Little Mermaid - not sure why. Something about the colours I see in my mind when I imagine the story really draw me in.
I'm also partial to the story of Pegasus; I did an assignment on it in my last year of high school.
The Sleeping Beauty story intrigues me for all the possible things it could represent; and I adore Orson Scott Card's retelling of it in Enchantment.
What else? Hmm.
Oh yes: Beauty and the Beast, as much for the fact that Belle was the only brunette Disney princess when I was little as for its themes and concepts; and the Goose Girl, because something about it I find haunting.
Thanks, Krispy, for some great questions!
Click here to read Q&As First and Second, and look out for the fourth and fifth installments on Fridays :)