Amethyst

The Basics

Name

Amethyst

What I Like

Favorite Books

Not even going to try. If you see a movie based on a book in my Favorite Movies, assume I like the book even better.

Favorite Queer Books

The Anne of Green Gables series (don't tell me Anne wasn't bi), Sappho's poems, Carmilla.

Favorite Movies

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the original Star Wars trilogy, some Star Trek movies, Serenity, most movies based on comic books, classics from the 1930s – 1950s, The Princess Bride, Stardust, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, most Sandra Bullock comedies, Underworld, the Harry Potter series, the Twilight series (don't hurt me), The Hangover, Fun with Dick and Jane, Rent, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Twelfth Night, anything by Pixar, Tangled, I'll stop typing now…

Favorite Documentaries

Before Stonewall, Buck, When We Left Earth.

Favorite TV Shows

Classics: All Star Trek series except Enterprise, Firefly, Babylon 5, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, most 80s sitcoms, Frasier, Remington Steele, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Lost, Heroes, Chuck, Monk, this list is not exhaustive…
Current: Bones, 30 Rock, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, Castle, Happy Endings, Psych, Warehouse 13 (Myka/HG is canon!), Lost Girl, Leverage.

Favorite Music

Pop/rock from 1950s – present. In top 40, I love P!nk, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Sara Bareillis, Train, Adam Lambert, basically anything that makes straight guys' ears bleed. In classic rock, I like the kind of stuff Glee covers all the time. And I usually like Glee's covers, too. I'm also in love with symphonic metal (Nightwish is my favorite), indie folk rock, Celtic, and whatever Blackmore's Night is. Indie faves atm include The Indelicates, Felix Hagan, Purity Ring, Psyche Corporation, and Anais Mitchell. Saying Tegan and Sara seems redundant. I love scores from musicals, including animated ones. Rent, Wicked, and Mamma Mia take up a lot of room on my show tunes playlist. I <3 Spotify.

Favorite Sandwich

Smoked turkey. Do not omit the pickles.

Favorite Quotes

"Be that thou know'st thou art, and then thou art as great as that thou fear'st."

- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

"There's only us
There's only this
Forget regret
Or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other way
No day but today.

There's only now
There's only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today."

- Jonathan Larson, "No Day But Today," Rent

"They shut me up in Prose -
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet -
Because they liked me "still" -

Still! Could themself have peeped -
And seen my Brain – go round -
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason – in the Pound

Himself has but to will
And easy as a Star
Look down upon Captivity -
And laugh – No more have I"

- Emily Dickinson

Favorite Thing on Autostraddle.com

The stuff where they talk about queer women.

Favorite Writers

JRR Tolkien, Timothy Zahn, John Scalzi, Neil Gaiman, Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Elizabeth Peters. Tons more, that's just what I've been reading lately.