Also, tagged by helike:
1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag whoever wants to do it.
1. I was born with a broken collarbone.
2. I sometimes really love to stretch icontest themes as much as I can. Why do what everyone expects from the theme when with a somewhat creative interpretation of the theme I can make something quite different that technically still fits it? :D Same for fanfic challenges, where this actually started.
3. I have an almost Monk-like habit of always starting certain programs (IM programs, Outlook Express for work e-mail, Firefox) in exactly the same order so they're always in the same locations on the Windows taskbar. Makes it easier to find them when needed, though, in case there is a lot of other programs running (Word, translation programs, Explorer, etc.).
4. Despite my very low opinion of my writing skills, one of my oldest fanfics, Remember Cedric, used to be part of the Cedric Diggory fanlisting before that particular incarnation of the listing was closed/removed/whatever and another one of my stories, Advice, has been translated into German.
5. I prefer books over electronic dictionaries.
6. I have the questionable talent of finding spelling/grammar mistakes in Internet/newspaper articles the moment I open them. Sadly it does not work for proofreading projects or my own writings and translations.
7. And more rule-stretching! I used twoflower's Unreal Estate as my home reading for the university last semester.
Since it doesnt' allow me to tag whoever wants to do it, I'll tag the first 7 people who don't want to do it. :P
And another thing from nentari:
|Wood type: holly|
Length: 13½ inches
Core: Unicorn Hair
Holly is the strongest of the protective woods. It is used to guard against evil in fact Holly means "holy". Holly wands excel at combat, defense, and protection spells. It is also useful in glamour's and warding. This wand tends to pick an owner who's brave and pure of heart, not to mention has a high intelligence.
Holly's personality is Determined
Unicorn Hair is best for those with pure intentions, and is almost never wielded by someone intending to use their wand for evil purposes. Especially good for love, defense and healing magic.
And last but not least, some interesting game news. EA is taking a break from its evil reputation and offers Command & Conquer free for download! (If only they'd link to the little patch mentioned in the instructions as well...)