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who am i?

As well as posting another feminist review this week, I’m gonna do the get to know me tag! – yes I stole this off @eriinfisher. Woot woot!

Not that anybody cares…


What is your full name?

Tara Emily —————

What does your name mean?

It means hill in Scottish & Irish – yeah, I know.

Are you named after anyone?

Nope. My parents just liked the name, and then they named my sister Erin. Another Irish name… odd, considering I’m pretty much pure British & Scottish with a teensy little bit of Irish mixed in.

Where are you from?


What are your favourite things about yourself?

Ummmmmmmmm… not much. I guess I like that I’m v. flexible – both meanings of the word.

Which of your parents are you closest to?

I love them both (it feels traitorous to say either one).

Are your grandparents still married?

On my mothers side, my grandfather passed away before I was born, but up until then they were happy. On dad’s side, Granddad and Grandma divorced, and married other people (Jenny & Maurice). Soon after Grandma divorced Maurice, and Granddad passed away last year, after living happily with Jenny for a while. Complicated, but currently I have 3 single grandmothers.

What relative was important to you growing up & why?

I’m not super close to my family outside my close family, and I’d like to think I’m still growing up!

What is your biggest fear?

I fear eternity. The overwhelming abyss of infinity. Oh, and the dark. Scary as hell.

What is your eye color?


What is your favourite childhood memory?

In Germany – where I lived from 3-5y/o – they do this thing called laternelaufen — a light festival. We would go walking around the streets of the neighborhood at night with lit lanterns and sing songs. I can still remember the songs….

What is your favourite colour?

Pastels. Which color pastel switches from time to time depending on my mood, from pastel pink to pastel purple to pastel green to pastel blue to pastel pink again. I also like black & sparkly black – but those aren’t colours.

What is your favourite ice-cream flavor?

I like LEMON. LEMON ALL THE WAY. but I would honestly prefer a zooper-dooper.

What is your favourite snack?


What is your favourite way to pass time?

Reading or gaming.

Are you high maintenance?


I would’ve said yes – I constantly need attention and validation but apparently no.

Are you more inclined to “build your own empire” or unleash the potential of others?

Build my own. I’m a Slytherin, what did you expect? I’m gonna rule the world.

Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?

I’ll fight someone. Then again, I sometimes avoid it. Depends on who, when and what.

Are you a good cook?

Yes! I love to coook, and most of the time it turns out well, despite being remarkably messy in the kitchen. My most recent success was a preeetty damn good pad thai on the first try.

What is good about how you are living your life right now?

I’m actually studying. I coasted all the way through up to year 8, and last year I studied at the minimum. This year, I’m actually putting in effort to get my grades to the highest possible potential, and I’m trying to be as independent and life-in-order as possible.

If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?

My physical limitations. I wanna have rock hard abs and be able to lift my body weight & be able to do martial art and kick everyone’s butts. Basically I wanna be as strong and capable fighting wise as Black Widow (hell ya).

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen in your life?

Hmmmmmm… nothing coming to mind…

Who is the first person you call when something exciting happens?

I’d rather text – and it’s probably dad & mum then my best friends.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Nope. I think it probably makes sense to get to know someone before you fall in love.

But then again, I am only 15, I’ve never been in love.

Do you believe in star signs?

Not really, more as like a look haha, this instagram post said my starsign is the most likely to get up late, that’s so me!

How many countries have you been to?

Germany, China, America, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Belgium, England, Luxembourg, Belize, the Turks & Caicos Islands, NZ, and probably a bunch more that I’ve forgotten – my family likes to travel. We’re going to Canada & the Arctic circle (January next year), and some island near Australia in September. I’m so excited!

What was the last compliment you got?

My art teacher complimented my photographs in photography yesterday, and told me I had the eye for it and I should pursue art to year 12. I was so proud of myself 🙂

What is in your room?

Currently my room is super messy. I have an old fashioned double bed (legit made in the 1920’s), a matching bedside table, a sorta matching wardrobe, a homemade cupboard, a homemade bookshelf, a pastel green armchair & a homemade toy chest. I have a father who loves to do woodwork and he made all the homemade stuff, but it looks pretty professional. My walls are painted pastel pink, purple, green & blue, though I have a huge window blocking most of it that leads to a deck on one side, and another window on another.


What is the last thing you watched?

Either Sherlock S1 (again) or RPDR S10. I cannot remember.

When do you find yourself procrastinating?

All the time. Every moment of every day. Currently I’m supposed to be writing a creative piece on the text “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin for

Pick one, cats or dogs? Cats!

Pick one, chatting or phone call? Chatting

Pick one, cheat or be cheated on? Ugh, if I have to pick, be cheated on. But it depends on the situation.

Pick one, chicken or beef? Beef

Pick one, Coke or Pepsi? Coke

Pick one, exceptional strength or intelligence? Intelligence

Pick one, forgiveness or vengeance? Vengeance.

Pick one, free health care or free education? Free both? But probably education.

Pick one, Halloween or Valentine’s Day? Neither interests me. Also hello? This is Australia.

Pick one, IOS or Android? IOS

Pick one, kill or be killed? Kill

Pick one, meat or fish? Meat

Pick one, monopoly or chess? Monopoly

Pick one, Nike or Adidas? Adidas

Pick one, stripes or Polka dot? Polka dot

Pick one, summer or winter? Winter! I can’t peel off my skin.

Pick one, vanilla or chocolate? Vanilla. I dislike chocolate.

Would you rather have a friend who’s very blunt with their words or a friend who tells a lot of white lies?

I would prefer a friend who’s blunt. I am blunt, though I do lie a lot (unimportant stuff), and I cannot cope with anything being softened to save my feelings.

Would you rather have a live-in massage therapist or a live-in chef?

Chef! I’m coeliac (gluten free) and I am in hell trying to find a gosh darn meal that I can eat that is yummy.

Would you rather have a roommate that eats a lot or one that sleeps a lot?

Eats a lot. I can share their food. Or steal it,  same difference.

Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?

No accent. I like being indistinguishable. Anonymous. Untraceable.

Would you rather have annoying neighbours or neighbours who you always seem to annoy?

My neighbours are constantly annoyed by me so that option please. It really isn’t inconveniencing my life a lot.

Would you rather have the ugliest house in a beautiful neighborhood or the most beautiful house in an ugly neighborhood?

Most beautiful house in an ugly neighborhood. I gotta be better.

Would you rather have to change your clothes five times a day or wear the same outfit five times in a row?

Same outfit 5x. Happens every week.

Would you rather live in a five bedroom apartment all alone or live in a one bedroom apartment with five kids?

Five bedroom all alone.

Would you rather live in a place where it’s always raining or a place where the sun never goes down?

All rain. All the time. I have a feeling it’d get annoying but please. I like night.

Would you rather live in a rural area or the suburbs?

The sub’s.

Would you rather live in an apartment or house?

House. 2 storey mansion.

Would you rather live in ancient Greece or ancient Rome?

Ancient Greece –  I don’t like the roman gods.

Would you rather not be able to go out in the daytime or not be able to go out in the night time?

Not be able to go out at nighttime. Though I would hate it, I need that education.

Would you rather talk in your sleep or fart in your sleep?

I swear in my sleep. Does that count?

Would you rather walk funny or talk funny?

Hhhh. Neither.

Would you rather your parents were able to read your thoughts or your crush was able to read your thoughts?

Crush was able to read my thoughts because my thoughts are awful and at least 1 person is less than 2.