Zeus: SO MUCH. Quick example though, here’s one thing: I’d like to see more women in power. I find it insane how few women are in key positions worldwide, particularly in my home country. The number of women in politics is absurd; out of 650 less than 150 are female. And I just think it would change the world so much, bring in so many different perspectives; we’re paying so little attention to half our population; their ideas could change (and have changed) the world!
Hera: I’m very much open to getting married or having wee uns, but I think it’s very much tied in to the relationship I’m in. As an individual I currently have no strong feelings about marriage; I think it’s a nice romantic thing to do, plus obviously there’s the whole massive party and gift things (that’s what I’m imagining about mine anyway) and there are tax/inheritance reasons, but honestly, I could take it or leave it. As to children, I think I’d like to have children in my life at an older age, but as I only have one brother and am not close to cousins I might have to get some myself! It’s a distinct possibility, but not one in the near future. However, my aunt and uncle never had kids, are very happy and I like the sound of living their life, plus getting the benefit of nieces and nephews.
Aphrodite: Passionate, mysterious and kind. Those are my top three. I want someone with different experiences but shared interests, who’s willing to argue with me but listen to me too, who is kind but doesn’t let himself be pushed over.
Hephaestus: If I could immediately learn any skill it would be to focus my mind for long periods of time. My mind wanders so much. I can never just sit down and write an essay; it is a lengthy drawn out process with me, and basically achieving any large thing in my life requires a lot of time for me: work interspersed with rest, and enjoyment to counteract my work, and socialising… I wish I could just sit down, write for eight hours and get something done.
Hades: The first person who springs to mind is Margaret Thatcher, ideally when she was partway through her time in office. As the UK’s first, and to this date only, female Prime Minister, I admire her in that I appreciate getting to that position at that time must have been incredibly taxing and required a lot of hard work and dedication. To be a woman running one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world is an astounding thing. I both have a lot of admiration for, and a lot of problems with, what she did. She’s the most divisive figure I know in modern British history, and I’d like to get to know how she became the person she was.
thanks dude :D xx
no pasta left, yet two jars of pasta sauce and nothing else to eat?
well, as an Italian student I can accurately inform you that pasta sauce is the Italian for “healthy and filling soup”!
goood question. especially ‘cause there’s a few guys i’d DEFINITELY get with on Tumblr but would never date. those who can count themselves outside that group are Mark and Alex. From what I know of them, they’re interesting, sweet guys, very easy on the eye, and I feel we’d have a fair bit in common. I’m not discounting you other dudes, but these are the ones that really spring to mind as top notch fellas.
Oh, I’m ignoring that big boundary that’s the Atlantic Ocean, too. whatevs, ocean schmocean.
You know what the biggest thing I bought that I didn’t really need was? Half a fucking bed.
It cost me a good 200 quid as well, and it was the world’s comfiest bed, probably still is. I purchased it with my ex, as I slept round his place every other night. I got a good year and a half out of it, but guess what? He’s an ex now, so I really don’t need that bed anymore.
That really shows how committed I was to being with him. I really thought we were gonna be together forever.
Top tip guys; don’t buy half a bed when you’re 17, unless you literally live together and badly need a bed. I’m glad he’s got a comfy bed, he’s a nice dude, but good LORD that was a waste of my money.
This is the part where I congratulate myself for moving on. Whew.
So, thanks so much guys for your asks tonight! I’m heading to bed now as it’s almost 11 here in central Europe and I’ve gotta get up early. However, I plan to answer some more again tomorrow, so your ask will definitely get answered.
love from the Alps
I’ve never cheated it a strict sense. However, if we’re talking simply making out and… wandering hands, then I have. However, I have a bit of an issue with this idea of only interacting sexually with one person equalling ‘faith’ and ‘loyalty’. I think what you ‘can and can’t do’ with other people in a relationship should be agreed in each relationship, and I know that I have a much better sex life in a more flexible relationship than in my previous one. And shouldn’t your relationship be about more than who you’re shagging?
thank you anon :)
nah, never, but primarily because I’ve never thought of Fiji as a good place to escape to. I’ve certainly thought “fuck all this” before, but my dreams have usually been to take off to some southern European coastal city and get a job as a barman, and just do that instead of anything too demanding.
yeah, like… up till the age of 15?
As a child, I had a series of ‘girlfriends’, probably from when I was about 5 to 11 or so? They were essentially good friends, but as is perhaps a result of cultural expectations, people around us liked to call us ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’ and as kids we just accepted it. I think I encouraged it too, as I knew it was socially desirable to have a girlfriend. with that came kisses on the cheek, and occasionally pecks on the lips. seems strange now, but yeah.
however, from 12ish to 15ish, I had a serious girlfriend, albeit off and on. we made out quite a bit. probably a LOT as I would never go any further than her. I imagine she was rather frustrated.
strange to think about that now. even as someone who’s always known he was attracted to men, I didn’t stop kissing them till five years ago.
I should get in the habit of brushing my teeth when I get in drunk. Mind you, last night I did only remove one of my shoes by myself before getting into bed, so I think it probably makes sense that dental hygiene wasn’t my greatest priority.
at least it has an image of a real thing on it! the images on euros are meant to look like generic European architecture, but are actually of nothing! I’m glad we’re on the same page vis-a-vis pyjamas. PYJAMAS, with a Y! I knew I’d been spelling that wrong.
I booked my final flight back from South Tyrol yesterday; the 1st of June. I’ve had more than enough of my life here, so I shall be pleased to return back. However, I plan to travel Europe some more this Summer too, so ‘the continent’, as we call it in the UK, will see me again fairly soon I should imagine.
Running away from my problems? will start when I get on that train to Verona tomorrow.
Fucking up of my university career? We’ll see.
Emotional and mental breakdown? Quite probable.
I am not happy. Fuck this.
thanks man! let’s do this.
1. I used to hate pajamas. I was all about sleeping naked, but then it got cold up here in the Alps, and I started to miss have a warm cuddly person, so the next best thing was pajamas. Now I have some really nice comfy cosy nightwear and that makes me very happy.
2. I love the taste of grapefruit-flavoured food. Sweets, ice cream, drinks, etc. But I hate grape flavoured stuff. Thankfully we don’t get it in the UK but I went to Florida when I was 12ish and I remember finding it deliciously sweet but with a dreadful aftertaste.
3. The bus stop is right outside where I live. And the buses go in both directions at 36 past the hour. Very convenient.
4. I’ve become a little cuddlier than I’d like in the last few days, so I’m going to stop just eating whatever I like; cut down on cake and sweet things. Although I did just eat a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
5. I’m feeling very very homesick for England at the moment. I just want out of South Tyrol.
6. Despite living here for 7 months now, Euros still look like monopoly money to me. It doesn’t seem like I’m spending real money when I use it.
7. I have a friend who, when we dine out, eats almost exclusively Margherita pizza or Wienerschnitzel.
8. I drank half a litre of apple juice this afternoon.
9. I’d love a pet dog. Loads of people have them up here, and I’d really appreciate the company. I know they’re a lot of work (we used to have one for five years - only five years as he was already oldish when we got him) but I think it’s really worth it.
10. I look great in hats. Pretty much every hat I wear looks good on me, I think. Thing is, I find them too pretentious to wear (except winter hats) and furthermore, I really like my hair.
Thank you so much, this was awesome :D xxx