Oh hey, I was doing this meme! When I first started it, I was reminded to keep posting by seeing other people on my flist post theirs, but they have either abandoned or finished it, so I mostly keep forgetting.
And now here's a bunch of questions all together because we hit a row of "I don't really have an answer for this" type of ones. ^_^;;16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
I don't have one? I mean, if it's big stuff like "I'd like to travel here or there", then there's not really that much likelihood of it happening and there's no use dwelling on it, and if it's little stuff like "I'd like to read this book or translate that manga", then there's not much point in making a list of it. If I died tomorrow, my thoughts would be more like "oh shit, I don't want to die" than "I wish I'd done this or that".17. What is your most proud moment?
Also don't really have one, or at least nothing stands out.18. The meaning behind your blog name
My DW name, torachan
, is just my nickname. Travis is difficult to pronounce in Japanese, so a lot of people at work have taken to calling me Tora or Tora-chan. I have wanted to move to a more real-name type username for a while, but unfortunately someone has been namesquatting travis
since DW's inception! >:(
As for my LJ username, kyuuketsukirui
, it means the vampire Louis in Japanese and was never meant to be a personal account! Back when I first started writing fic and it was all Vampire Chronicles, I had a fic website and wanted a URL (it was on Geocities!) that had something to do with VC. I'm terribly unimaginative, so all the combinations of Louis and Lestat and stuff like that that I tried in English were all taken, so I decided to make it in Japanese. Then I made my LJ as an update blog for my fic and art, totally not intending to use it for journalling purposes (I already had megchan
for that). But then some friends of mine started a VC comm on LJ and I wanted to join, and ended up doing so with my VC journal instead of my personal journal, and then I started using that for general fannish interaction with those people, which became fannish interaction with other non-VC people, and the whole time I felt like ugh, I hate this name and it's hard for people to pronounce and spell, but it was what people knew me by, so I couldn't change it.19. What do you collect?
Not a whole lot these days! I used to collect all manner of things. When I was little I collected plastic Disney figures (back in the days before there was any such thing as a Disney store and hardly any Disney merch in general shops, so mostly they were bought from Disneyland or a few from like Hallmark stores). In college I had an unfortunate Beanie Baby phase, and around the same time also obsessively collected Digimon cards. Irene and I also collected video game systems for a while, and we had enough systems and games for a small shop. Oh, and there was Pokemon. Back when Pokemon was first getting popular in the US, I bought every Pokemon toy I could find. And of course Japanese stuff as well. Oh, and legos. I never had a lot of legos as a kid because they were expensive, so I bought a lot as an adult. And manga! At one point I owned over a thousand volumes of manga because I saved everything I read.
So much money spent on trinkety stuff that just sits there and collects dust! I don't mind the sitting there part so much, if only there was a way to have them not get dusty (that didn't involve putting everything in glass cases).
I still sometimes feel the urge to buy stuff like that, but mostly I don't. I just decided at some point that I didn't want the clutter and didn't want to have to be dusting all the time. So now I mostly don't buy anything, or I buy stuff digitally so that I don't have anything sitting around.
I guess the most tempting still is video games, because it's something I could theoretically use. But I don't have all the time I would need to play all the games I want to buy, so I try to limit myself. (Whereas before I would just buy anything that looked cool, and that's one reason why I was in a lot of debt for a while!)20. A difficult time in your life
My life has really not been that difficult compared to a lot of people. Probably the most difficult thing has been my mom kicking Irene out.