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Five Things Everyone Should Know About You?

- I'm an English teacher in France... but I try to be a nice one! It's still a novelty for me, I still struggle to think of myself as one!
- I love reading, films, ... this year is so full of stress, anything to "escape"
- I have a bit of a wierd sense of humour and I can often miss the point but never take offense when criticised, so no fear!
- I totally respect any form of creativity

When Did You First Read Twilight (year) and how many times have you read a Twilight Book (total)?

*sigh* 2009...

My little sister begged me to take her to see the film. I found it ok but too predictable. She was sooo hooked though I thought I might be able to get her to read the book in English (good for her reading and all that), so I bought the books ... and devoured it. So I bought the next...then I was hooked! And even though I tried to make them last (good sagas are so hard to find) I'd read them all in three weeks...

So the film pushed me into the books, but BOOKS all the way!

Team Edward or Team Jacob? Why?

Team Jacob! bless 'is 'eart...

Because I feel very protective of him, and everyone else I know doesn't like him... Throughout the books he just kept getting knocked down, and I couldn't defend him during my read, so I guess I'll do it here!
Which Character Are You Most Like?
... hate to say it but probably Bella : don't seem to think like "normal" people, fall over / drop everything, turn scarlet in a second... but as a main character I love to hate her really, maybe because I find it so frustrating when we disagree... I get where she's coming from... and then I find myself rolling my eyes at her a lot : why is she doing that?! is she mad...
Favorite Books
... No fixed list but this page makes it obvious I like this saga a lot!

- Twilight saga
- Harry Potter lot (hey I was a fan from the era when there were only 2 books)
- the Grapes of Wrath
- uh ... well that's a rubbish list but I read all sorts!

What is Your Favorite Music

Most kinds (not just saying that) I like variety, I can listen to Buena Vista Social Club,the Twilight cd, some blues (Sea Sick Steve or something much heavier), some Eminem and some light jazz all in a day...

Music just goes with moods, and moods change from one place to the next!

But I NEED music...

Favorite Movies, TV Shows, Games:

Oooooh jeez... I hate being asked my favorite anything because you can guarantee I instantly forget what I should say and list a load of "ok" stuff... Like now I've gone blank, but I guess I like:

- Fast and furious (first is the best!)
- Secret Window (I actually didn't see the end coming, sooo rare for me)
- Gone in 60 seconds

-Black books (their lives suck... you instantly feel-good about yourself!)
-CSI NY or any really but NY is my fave
- Criminal Minds (yay! my favorite at the minute...)
- *embarrassed* Malcom in the middle - I laugh till I cry,it's real feel good TV and re-runs in France are still going on the really old stuff

I don't really see how this says anything about me ... TV-mode is "brain on hold mode" or "escape reality" mode... So don't let the list fool you, I am not 10 and my brain does function most of the time.

Favorite Quotes:

Twilight Related

- "The clouds I can handle, but I can't fight an eclipse" Eclipse

- "If we could bottle your luck, we'd have a weapon of mass destruction on our hands" Eclipse, Chapter 1 : Ultimatum, p 31

- "You didn't spend a lot of money, did you? Lie to me, if you did." Eclipse, Chapter 20 : Compromise, p 457



> "Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone." Anthony Burgess, British composer & novelist (1917 - 1993) -- thanks to Rachel possinger who reminded me of this, I love it!!

>"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang the best." Henry Van Dyke

>"I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love." Françoise Sagan, French author (1935-2004)... or at least I think because I can't find an original French quote and in English people are saying it's by François Sagan who would be a man.... confused? I am! If you know... please tell me!
The French quote I though it was was : "J'ai aimé jusqu'à la folie ou ce que certains appellent la folie, mais ce qui est pour moi la seule façon d'aimer".. I love it. But no one will give that with a name... I feel sorry for whoever did write it! I am trying to give credit where credit is due here!!!

> "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon."

> "Tout va pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes" Voltaire -- (Everything is wonderful in this, the most perfect of worlds- personal translation) I generally use it with total irony but not always

> "Pour être heureux il faut cultiver son jardin" Voltaire (we must work our land to be happy)

>“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. " Ashley Smith

Favorite Activities

In no particular order :

- reading
- listening to music
- calligraphy
- making stuff
- knitting (hey don't laugh it keeps your mind off stuff that's bothering you -- counting constantly will do that for you! -- and it's constructive!)
- playing the ukulele
- ...

The card for my little sister's 12th birthday!

We have a family tradition where every birthday and mothers/fathers day we give home made cards. After 12 years you run out of ideas.... So I roped the computer in for this one!

No photoshop. No available program what-so-ever other than paint so I thought "stuff it" and printed out a bunch of stuff to cut and paste the old fashioned way (for those too young to understand this involves scissors and glue, lol). The idea came from something that came up on Google images where someone had crudly scribbled a cake and some hats on them.
I added the ribbon and bits and copied the writing by hand.The ribbon sticks off the top but I cropped it here...

ok, that's all the details I can add... I just thought it might inspire some other people. I know I was getting desperate until I came up with the idea!

Thank goodness she's a Twilight fan!


Because sometimes your cold ... but you still need to use your hands!

okay so... I suffer from the cold a lot and wear a lot of gloves. I loved the look of Bella's mits on the film... But when on earth would I ever wear something that bulky and where you can't use your hands?!... And I couldn't work out how to do finger and thumb bits without getting a head-aache so I scrapped those bits (both for that reason and to keep some dexterity available in the height of winter) and kind of came up with my own version.

Okay, so technically they're not "mittens" but handwarmers... buuuuut Bella's mits were my inspiration. And they are warm and practical (Bella would approve!). They are a beautiful La Push ocean greeny-blue (my interpretation, that is!...) but they could be done a dark blue for Edward fans (his favorite colour on Bella) or a Volterra red maybe? They are nice and warm (reference to our favorite pack members!) and home made (nod to Jacob). And they are simple (so you don't have to have the dexterity and speed of a vampire to finish them in a week just by picking them and doing a bit up here and there)

They are as I just said really easy to make (it was my first attempt at making the wavy pattern called cable stitch and ...success!) with more or less straight knitting except I increased a couple of stitches on the width as I got to thumb height. I probably should have decreased again after to make them nice and snug around the fingers ( they are a bit loose there). But as a first attempt I am going to rate them a success as they are very wearable -- or should I say I am going to wear them!

Uhh what do you think?...

I will put the pattern up here soon, just in case anyone is interested.... Let me know if you are, because then I'll hurry!

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Imza replied to natasha's discussion What are you reading.
"I am reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I am hooked!! It's great. It takes a while to get going. Quite a long while. But it is worth it. Stick it out and you won't regret it. The start is slow and journalistic. I would have given up…"
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Imza replied to JJ's discussion Edward's Sexual Orientation
"Self absorbed definatly fits the pre-Bella Edward the way I understand he was, so I think you're theory  would work. It's brief but very effective!"
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Imza replied to SamLouCoo's discussion The Imprint
"Hey now that's interesting! You said that it would have been good if she could write an extra day in Jacob's POV: Yes! That would have reeeeally helped some of us get our heads around it I think. But I wonder if maybe she felt that she…"
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Imza replied to SamLouCoo's discussion The Imprint
"Wow, I'll admit I didn't read yours through before posting above but: let me just say : DITTO!! Yay, another person who sees it the way I do!   But I mean though you know that Jacob didn't want to imprint anymore than he…"
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Imza replied to CassaBella Cullen's discussion Weirdest Dream EVER
"I had a dream aaaages ago when I first read all the books that I found quite disturbing.   I was at a really fancy restaurant waiting for I-didn't-know-who. And Edward Cullen turned up wearing *just* silk boxers (understandable if you like…"
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Imza replied to CassaBella Cullen's discussion Weirdest Dream EVER
"haha!!! "Wow you're so tall... I can see the town lights from here!" haha it sounds like he's the size of a building, creating a mega view ;-) Funny how the mind works, isn't it?"
Jan 5, 2011
Imza replied to JJ's discussion Edward's Sexual Orientation
"You should start your own discussion really, so we can answer in full. As I don't feel it's in the right place I'll be very brief:   I think it fits their characters. They don't do things just for the sake of it. Neither has…"
Jan 5, 2011
Imza replied to C.P Red Rose's discussion ,Would you jump off a cliff to hear Edward's voice?
"Hmm good point, and something that I thought to myself. But you have to remember that she didnt really think it was dangerous. She was just afraid of the fall, not the result.   Next, I remember her saying in that book that she saw this…"
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Original clock! love this guy's gadgets!

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The Twilight saga titles in French are different -- why?

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The Twilight saga titles in French are different -- why?

**just my humble thoughts on the matter**

It seems some people are curious as to what the French titles are for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn and why indeed any country would change them. I love translating so I thought I'd spend a couple of minutes trying to share the reasons why it is sometimes necessary, despite it being annoying in a way to have to change it at… Continue

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At 3:42pm on November 10, 2009, Alias said…
hi Amz
missssssssssssssssssssssssssssing u badly
so did u get a chance to go to Paris to see the Taylor, Kristen , Rob and Chris
i hope that u did, i cant believe that the last time i talked to u was about 3 weeks ago.
me and u have to find a way to communicate better than this
be safe
At 1:57pm on November 2, 2009, Sadhbh Black said…
Yeah I got mine I couldn't beleive it when It said book tickets now!!! I hope you don't miss out to!
At 2:06pm on October 30, 2009, Sadhbh Black said…
At 8:21pm on October 4, 2009, Imza said…
My page is white.... mmmmkay.... I cannot get over this. My Twilight page... aaaall about dark and mysterious things like vampires and white. Huh. I just wanted the world to know that I disapprove.
At 7:55pm on September 15, 2009, Italian Bella said…
hey! how are you? i haven't been on here for awhile lol

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