About

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This is a blog about movies, books, TV shows, music, costume dramas and handsome actors. Not necessarily in that order.


The Blog

What I do here:

  • Review films, books and TV shows for my own amusement
  • Fangirl, especially about Jane Eyre and Richard Armitage
  • Write, but I make no claims as to whether or not it’s any good

What I don’t do here:

  • Really clever and well-written posts on politics, religion, economy or other Really Serious Subjects (hey, I write this blog to NOT be reminded of those)
  • Really clever posts in general, *cough*

Why I blog:

  • To spare my friends and family from overenthusiastic fangirling

The Blogger

Traxy
Best. T-shirt. Ever.

Traxy likes things with a good story, and will watch anything if it has an actor in it she likes, no matter how bad it is. She’ll also ramble on incessantly about things she happens to take a shine to, a bunch of which can be seen on the banner above.

Being very introverted and quiet, this self-proclaimed geek doesn’t get out much, aside from doing tabletop roleplaying once a week, or when taking the camera out for a spin – she finds Germany’s many castles infinitely photogenic.

She’ll also refer to herself in the third person if she thinks she can get away with it.

Ahem.

Born in Sweden in the early 1980s, I moved to Nottingham in the heart of England in the mid-noughties. There, I dwell with my husband (henceforth referred to as “the Squeeze” for teh lulz) and Team Cat (Daisy, Monkey and Elbie).

In real life, I’m a freelance Web Administrator/Analyst and Web/Graphic Designer and have a past in psychology studies, with some bits of creative writing on the side. And plenty of online roleplaying! 🙂 I also make handcrafted wands, because it’s fun.

In May 2010, Maria Grazia at FLY HIGH! interviewed me in her series of Blogger Buddies, so if you want to know more about me, that’s a good place to go! 🙂

Why not drop me a line? Find me on Twitter @TheSqueee or look up The Squeee on Facebook.

Cheerio!

P.S. The word “squee” is generally used online as an uncontrolled expression of joy, like the sort of noise you’d expect to hear from an over-excited fangirl. 🙂

Favourites

Avenger (Marvel): Toss-up between Thor and Iron Man. I’ve always had a thing for Thor of Norse mythology fame anyway and if we’re talking shirtless, definitely Thor. But Tony Stark has all the brains and the sense of humour …

Sport: Sport is one of the things I have never found interesting in the slightest, but I do like watching snooker. I was channel-hopping one day in 2004, came across snooker on Eurosport and decided to watch a bit (okay, fine, one of the players was good-looking and I had nothing better to do) … and then I was fascinated by the game. Told my mum I had finally found a sport I liked, but she didn’t consider billiards a sport. I’m shit at playing it, but then I’ve never had much practice.

Drink: Water. Julmust at Christmas. Milky coffee in the morning.

Food: YES PLEASE. Oh, yeah, whatevs. I’m one of them foodies.

Books: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, anything written by Douglas Adams, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (and finished by Brandon Sanderson), and the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling – always.

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw. Whenever I do tests completely unrelated to Harry Potter, I still tend to end up with the Ravenclaw equivalent.

Ajah: I would be a Brown (see above), unless Yellows can get away with not dealing with blood, in which case it would be a consideration. Then again, wanting to find out how people work is kind of a Brown thing.

Animal: Cats! Tigers and owls are great and my spirit animal is the elephant.

Actor: Sam Neill, Richard Armitage, Kathy Bates.

Fictional character: Edward Fairfax Rochester and Jane Eyre. And Remus Lupin.

Films: Dead Poets Society, Dirty Dancing.

TV series: The Flying Doctors, The X-Files, Babylon 5, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Time Trax.

Cartoon: Animaniacs, Phineas & Ferb.

Comedy series: This is Jinsy, Horrible Histories, The Young Ones.

Music: Modern Talking and ABBA, and then Texas and the Dubliners, probably.

Song: Far too many. You And Me (Modern Talking) is in there.

Rebel Songs: Irish Soldier Laddie, Come Out Ye Black & Tans, The Sea Around Us.

Footwear: Sketchers “Shape-ups”. They’re super-comfy and I can walk for hours without fear of tremendous pain in the balls of my feet FINALLY. They’re supposed to increase posture and help burn calories too, but I don’t think they do, but they’re SO COMFY.

Tree: Oak feels reassuring, sunwarm Scots pine needles smell like summer, and birches are festive (if Swedish, you’ll know what I mean).

Herb: Rosemary. If something’s on a menu mentioning rosemary and then not have the flavour to match, I’m very disappointed.

Tea: Ruff-häxans brygg-te from a place in Vadstena, because it made me like drinking tea. Peppermint is also good, and green chai. Ohhhh and classic Yogi Tea, yum!

Candy: Salty liquorice (hey, I’m Swedish!) and 70% dark chocolate (JD Gross “Ecuador” from Lidl is highly recommended).

Houseplant: Phalaenopsis orchids.

Cheese: Extra Mature Cheddar.

Kitchen utensil: Cheese slicer (osthyvel), which, incidentally, is awkward to use on proper British cheddar.

Condiment: Mayonnaise, but only if it’s Swedish! (More akin to salad cream in flavour.) BBQ sauce also works.

Now you know far too much about me. O.o And judging by the last few questions, I’m hungry.

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