The kind that fights for nerds, reading and to decrease world suck.
My name’s Megan Ashton but I prefer Meg. I’m 16; I’ve got brown hair and brown eyes. Oh and I live in England with my mum, dad and sister. I’m not perfect; I’ve made mistakes and that probably won’t stop happening anytime soon. I'm pretty easy-going and I love to talk to anyone, I'm confident with new people but I'm really self-conscious and it takes me a while to open up to anyone. Oh and I don't bite!
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
I like music, mostly rock, indie and a little bit of punk and softer metal. A few of my favourite artists would be My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Shinedown, Biffy Clyro, Chameleon Circuit, Ministry of Magic, Eddplant, Hank Green, Tom Milsom, Avenged Sevenfold, Muse etc.
Movie wise I usually watch a range of genres.
And TV wise it'd be Doctor Who, Scrubs, Buffy, How I Met Your Mother and other things that're easy watching.
Books would take a while, I like a lot of books. Put it this way, if the story's interesting or it asks philosophical questions or it's about people my age or about growing up. If it's a love story, a scary story, a story about a boy named Holden and about relationships or places like an old, beautiful castle where people do magic... I'll read it!
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
It's quite bizarre and quirky, but I really do love it :)
Well, I mean it's nice to be doing things obviously, but sometimes it can be nice to have a bit of time to yourself or have the opportunity to do things on the spur of the moment. Still, I'm sure you'll have a great time :) Are you going away anywhere?
Yeah, I think the way it allows people from anywhere and everywhere to meet up is amazing and makes networking so much easier than before the age of the internet. I think like with everything, it has its pro and cons... but I think the influence it's had is fairly unquestionable. I think it genuinely has changed the way we live our lives, people are so dependent on up to the minute news and being able to find out almost any piece of information at the click of a button. It's quite a fundamental shift.
There was actually more to my previous message, but apparently I wrote too much and it cut me off. Woops! Sorry about that :P
By the way, which one are you in your picture? At a guess I'm going to say the one of the left... 50/50 chance!
Yeah, I muted the sound so it doesn't make the noise even when I'm online.
Awww, surprise gifts sound lovely! Heehee, the post-it note on the pillow is a really sweet idea!
Have you ever seen the film Amelie? There are nice little bits in that which focus on the small pleasures in life, not just in terms of gifts but also just little things that make people happy on a day to day basis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmllotLUU38
It's such a beautiful film in so many ways - not only the story itself, but also the way it's told, the cinematography and the music as well. It's quite unlike anything else I've ever seen, it's so unique. I'd highly recommend it if you haven't already seen it... and if you have, I recommend you watch it again!
Yeahh, my summers used to be a bit like that, pretty jam packed all the way through. I prefer having time left open nowadays, so that I can just makes plans fairly spontaneously with people. Although it's nice to have things to do, it can be a shame if someone invites you to do something on a whim that you have to decline because you already had plans.
Mmm, it's a good point that we almost seem to feel that we *deserve* things to be ever faster and faster and more instantaneous. Haha, I like the idea of being more instantaneous... 'It's only arriving instantly, this is far too slow!'
But yeah, people do almost seem to expect things to be served on a plate to them. I agree, I think the internet is incredible in so many ways. The way it's made the our ability to do things as individuals, and also as society as a whole, so much faster and more efficient is truly awe-inspiring, and the opportunities it's opened couldn't even have been dreamed of ten or twenty years ago. Just look at Youtube and vlogging, everything John and Hank have achieved!
But I think having everything at our fingertips also promotes a certain laziness and perhaps our expectations have been raised too high. People can find it frustratin
No problem :)
Yeahh, well I'm a bit like you, I've been aware of Nerdfighteria for a while but only just got round to joining... but then once I was here I wasn't quite sure what to do. I think I'm finding my feet a bit more now though.
I find the Chat a bit intimidating though, they always seem to be mid-conversation and I feel I shouldn't interrupt. It's probably a bit of a stupid attitude to take, because like you say, we're all nerdfighters here, so we're all in the same boat, but still... Maybe one day :P
Yeahh definitely. I really like it when people make home-made things as well, or give funny little gifts that have some relation to an in-joke or something. The kind of things that either make memories for the future or relect upon ones from the past are better than a more generic and perhaps slightly thoughtless gift.
Yess, that's very true! I was having a conversation with someone about this the other day actually. When I was looking round unis for their open days Dad and I wanted to take it at a fairly relaxed pace and just wander around where we wanted as and when, but Mum wanted to have a strategic plan of action saying 'well let's visit here, and then here, and then go over here.' I guess you need an overarching structure so it's not completely anarchic, but if things are overplanned then it can spoil the fun a bit I think. What's that saying, 'it's not the destination, but the journey' or something like that.
It's a bit like with my summer holidays - I'm going away with Mum and Dad for a week, but other than that I don't have any set plans for the holidays, because I know things will just crop up with my friends.
That's true about spontaneous visits actually. I think the whole instant messaging thing is both a blessing and a curse. It's amazing being able to contact people instantly and get such a fast response, but I think it perhaps makes us take things for granted a bit. I had a conversation about this with one of my friends recently as we
Just after I joined I was sat thinking 'so erm... what now?', and then someone started talking to me out of the blue, so I thought it would be nice to break the ice.
Hehe, aww, I'm glad to hear it :) Thank you very much!
I had a quick look at your Tumblr description as well and that just emphasised it for me even more. I think it's a very admirable position to take. I particularly liked 'I like meaningful things' - I think a lot of the time some of the most meaningful things are actually the smallest, and I like how the seemingly insignificant can often have the biggest impact. Also 'watching the time pass through my window makes me appreciate life more' - I think sometimes people get so wrapped up in the fast pace of modern day life that they miss the world around them. I think it's nice to be able to take things slowly and just stop to watch the world go by from where you are. A few minutes spent staring idly out of the window can reveal some of the most fascinating things.
Ooo wow, that's cool! I saw Snow Patrol live a few years ago, they were so good! I'd love to go and see them again. I noticed the title thing on your Tumblr homepage is a lyric from Chasing Cars.
Thanks for the friend request. Accepted with pleasure :)