This is a blog about films, books, TV shows, music, costume dramas and handsome actors. Not necessarily in that order. They’re also poorly edited, because I tend to post before reading things through properly, and then I’ll come across a post years later and go “yikes” and update it then.
Note to self: This page was last updated 2020-08-19.
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
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 a few times a week, or when taking the camera out for a spin – she finds Germany’s many castles and Altstadts infinitely photogenic.
She’ll also refer to herself in the third person if she thinks she can get away with it.
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 (Monkey and Elbie).
In real life, I’m a freelance Web Administrator/Analyst and Web/Graphic Designer with a “degree” in commercial radio production and broadcasting, with some bits of creative writing on the side. 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! 🙂
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. Like yours truly.
Marvel Avenger: Thor and Captain Marvel. I’ve always had a thing for Thor of Norse mythology fame.
DC superhero: Shazam, obviously.
Sport: Sport is one of the things I have never found interesting in the slightest, but I do like watching snooker on occasion.
Drink: Water. Julmust at Christmas. Oatmilky coffee in the morning.
Food: Yes, I like food.
Books: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, anything written by Douglas Adams or Jasper Fforde, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (and finished by Brandon Sanderson), and the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling.
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, I guess?
Actor: Domenick Lombardozzi, Zachary Levi, Richard Armitage, Sam Neill, Kathy Bates, Gwendoline Christie.
Written character: Edward Fairfax Rochester and Jane Eyre. And Remus Lupin.
TV character: Chuck Bartowski. Herc gets special mention too.
Films: Dead Poets Society, Dirty Dancing, In Bruges.
TV series: The Flying Doctors, Chuck, Castle, Boardwalk Empire, The X-Files, Babylon 5, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Time Trax.
Cartoon: Animaniacs, Phineas & Ferb.
Comedy series: This is Jinsy, Horrible Histories, The Young Ones, The Good Place.
Music: Modern Talking/Thomas Anders and ABBA, and then Texas, The Jinsy Boys and the Dubliners, but I’m very partial to German Schlager from the late 70s/early 80s – Dschinghis Khan, anyone?!
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, sun-warm Scots pine needles smell like summer, and birches are festive (Swedes 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: Peppermint and liquorice root. Ohhhh and classic Yogi Tea, yum!
Sweets: Salty liquorice (hey, I’m Swedish!) and 70% dark chocolate.
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, because I have a tendency to over-share at times. O.o And judging by the last few questions, I’m hungry.