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Nearly got to the end of this! Theme from [personal profile] lost_spook: music and my personal tastes.

Mmmm, what to say about this. ^_^ I would say I have quite varied tastes… I was a symphonic metal kind of girl in my teens, these days I feel a lot less drawn to that style, though I'll still much enjoy revisiting my favourite bands of the time on occasion. I guess that rock/pop rock are my main niche, they also throw around terms like "indie pop" and stuff, music genres confuse me once you get into specifics quite honestly. XD And I don't care much what is which genre as long as it sounds great. But I'm open to trying out a variety of things—I'm slowly warming up to more jazzy stuff, I haven't found yet any classical music that really blew me away, but I love film scores and instrumental music, piano especially. ♥ Rap, hip hop and the like I don't enjoy much, but there are exceptions such as Gangster's Paradise.

I have way too many favourite songs to choose from, naturally—same goes for artists—but my latest obsession is Firewall by Les Friction:



Actually I should check out more of this band, I only know two of their songs and it looks pretty interesting…

Anyway, positives:

1- Christmas went all right. ^_^

2- I've caught up a lot with late fandom stuff, so I can relax a bit about that.

3- Trying to start reading more again—I was so obsessed with online stuff and doing as many things as possible, I've been neglecting that for a long time now. I'm eventually nearing the end of A Dance with Dragons, after which I'll probably pick up something in German for practise reasons—I think I have an ebook lying around by an author a friend recommended… There's probably some unread Agatha Christie in the house too, my mother regularly gets a new one because of some book club she still has membership in. Eventually we'll run out of stuff we don't have yet, but I'm amazed to see there is still some. ^_^ What I'm most excited about, however, is two books I noticed while looking up inspirational quotes to go along with my mother's Christmas card—Sylvia Plath's Unabridged Journals, and Marilyn Monroe's Fragments. Though favourite books are as much of an impossibility as favourite songs, The Bell Jar is probably one of the novels that impacted me the most in my life. It felt… like something so profoundly human, of course, but most of all like reading the words of a friend, or words I could have used myself at some points. It remains very, very dear to me, and all the more as it is pretty much autobiographical, getting the author's journals just had me extremely excited. (And there are her poems too ♥) And Marilyn—I don't know much of her works, my classical cinema culture remaining quite lacking (time… *sighs*). I only knew she was a quite interesting woman beyond the femme fatale, a passionate lover and a quite sensitive being. I was looking up quotes as I mentioned, and the words I read from her really spoke to me—on the same level as Sylvia Plath, pretty much, revealing deep sensitivity, vulnerability and insight. I didn't know there was a collection of writings of hers published, with letters, personal notes, even poems, and it just sounded really intriguing. Soooo I just wanted those books like burning, and found them both online—which made me overjoyed ♥

I'll end this there and do a few things before going to bed—maybe even *gasp* watch a bit of the Christmas special!—but have two lovely vids before I go:







Here. ^_^ Funny how I seem to be warming up to Amy more and more in hindsight, whereas she was far from a favourite of mine for a while… *ponders*

Love y'all ♥

Last-minute-before-bed edit: 20 mins into the Christmas special. Yay :)

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