"Get to Know Me" Tag Game
RULES: Copy the rules and prompts into a new post. Fill out the prompts and tag four people. (To tag a person, simply write @ followed by the person's URL/handle; the link should generate when you post.) If you don't want to fill out a prompt, leave it blank or use the strikethrough option, so the people you tag can see the full list of original prompts. Please link to the post of the person who tagged you.
Answers below the cut:
Meaning of your name/nickname/URL: I go by Jo cuz people either can't spell or pronounce Joelynn. I go by WittyWallflower because its apt, I'm an introvert but i'm funny af, and also because I was sad when I deleted my tumblr in a fit of depression and lost that URL (now witasaweapon over there fyi)
Zodiac sign: Aries
Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff Pride!
The thing you like best about yourself: dat wit, bitch.
The first thing people notice about you: I have only one dimple but its adorable
Last song you listened to: "Standing Outside The Fire"
Last book/article/fanfic you read: I have been soaking up Good Omens one-shots all day, I also reread my ODAAT fic the other night trying to inspire the next chapter. Last book was reread Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Last video/film/show you watched: currently rewatching ODAAT, most recent new show was Good Omens, and earlier today I saw the movie A.I. (2001) with Haley Joel Osmet and wow that movie is messed up
Last thing you were out the house for: work
First three songs that come up when you shuffle your music player: Elvis Costello - This Is Hell, Kill Hannah - Raining All The Time, Ozzy Osbourne - Mama I'm Coming Home
A piece of literature/film that represents you: Ummmmmmmm. I am an amalgamation of every media i have ever consumed so i have no answer to this
The thing(s) you never leave the house without: Phone, wallet, keys, lighter.
Languages you speak: English
Instruments you play(ed): none
How you motivate yourself: motivation? I don't know her. idk, maybe telling myself how happy Future Me will be that she doesnt have to do whatever it is because Past Me already took care of it. ("Thanks, Past Me!" is something i say aloud on the regular tbh)
Where you'd like to visit if you could go anywhere: the South Pacific.
The things hanging on your wall in your bedroom: Centerpiece above the bed is a trio of superhero art: Hawkeye, Pheonix, Wonder Woman. the strip of wall above the closet is various arrow shaped/themed arts. Wall behind the dresser had a little mirrored shelf full of niches holding a bunch of crystals and this awesome wood-burning art with an anchor design and a banner that reads "a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor", the last wall has a (terrible) peacock I painted during one of those wine-and-painting classes (which are fun, if you get the chance do it, they make it super easy to art), a memo board with various things: patches, pins, ticket to events; and several framed pictures of my family.
Not as much stuff as Si but i felt compelled to provide detail.
Oh! And I can't neglect to mention the window with like 14 prisms hanging in it so when its sunny my room is full of rainbows.
Longest you've had your hair: mid-back. bleh. too much hair.
Something on your to-do list: job hunt. find the title for my car so i can scrap it.
Random fact about you: i think wristwatch tanlines are sexy for some inexplicable reason
A fictional world you'd like to live in: Narnia. Most fantasy worlds have some truly terrible shit going on so its hard to pick even a world I love to read about
What you do when you're upset: Get high, rewatch a comfort show, cuddle a cat, hide in my room with only my twinkle lights on
Piece of jewelry and/or clothing you (almost) always wear: Fossil watch my bestie gave me. Does it count if I only have one good bra so i wear it all the time?
#ask meme #about me #man i completely forgot about that Kill Hannah song #its gonna be stuck in my head for days now #'she fell like a meteor onto the planet and said 'your world it brings me down #i feel like an animal and i dont think i get it but one day i'll make you proud' #'she crashed like an atom bomb and said 'we cant live forever. one day i'll see you around '2 notes
3, 10, 14, & 17 for the LGBT ask meme?
3. How did you choose/find the label(s) you identify with?
When i was in the process of realizing i was not-straight, there were not as many labels that were common knowledge. The internet was different in those days and you just didnt run across many things you didnt specifically search for, and you cant search for what you dont know exists. the options i was aware of at the time were gay, bi, and trans. of those bi was the one that fit. If i had had the epiphany these days, perhaps I might have felt drawn towards pansexual or biromantic demisexual or something. As it is, I've been 'bi' for so long and the term still generally applies that I'm not terribly fussed to question it even though these days i have no desire to date or sleep with straight cis men.
10. Would your aesthetic/presentation be any different in a world without anti-LGBT+ sentiments? Would you behave differently?
There would not be a significant distance. I'd possibly dress slightly more gender-neutral, and have a significantly more masculine haircut. But as it is I already have an undercut and tend to dress exactly as I please. some days thats sundresses, some days that flannel and cargo shorts.
Actually, let me amend that: I would wear the hell out of menswear. Waistcoats!
14. If you could make any character(s) explicitly LGBT+, who would they be?
Garak and Bashir were in love and Star Trek shoulda made 'em gay!
Also every superhero in the MCU and the DCU is bisexual, don't @ me about it.
17. Are there any LGBT+ historical figures or time periods that you wish you/others knew more about?
I am admittedly terrible at educating myself on LGBT history. I really don't know a historical LGBT person exists until people start yelling about them on social media. So, really, I would like to know more about LGBT+ historical figures myself and wouldn't say no to links/book recommendations from others!
TY for the ask! :D