But really, as a English person, I don't have an independence day to celebrate. We've been invaded and conquered and then left to our own devices so many times that I don't think we could have an official one if we tried.
And if we tried, I don't think anyone would really care.
I have a strange tolerance to cold, and it differs depending on if I'm outside or inside, and if I'm outside, it depends on the weather. If I'm indoors, anything lower than 17*C (63*F~) is low enough to make me shiver, though if I was outside and it was sunny at that temperature, I'd be warm. If it was cloudy I would probably have a coat on.
If there's wind, I get cold very easily - even a breeze when it's 30 (86) degrees can be enough to drive me back indoors. Yet, while I was in Valkenburg (Netherlands) during December of last year it was -10 (14) and I was walking around with my coat unbuttoned and no gloves/scarf, and I was quite cosy.
I was looking at the answers to this and a lot of them seem to be to do with death/losing family... mine is neither of those things.
I would say my greatest fear is losing control over my own body, be it by mental illness or physical disease. One of the most terrifying experiences of my life was the one time that I experienced sleep paralysis, and I had trouble sleeping for a week afterwards...
Hum, well, I've only ever lived in one place, so~
What I love;
1. We don't (usually) get extremes of weather because of where my town is located.
2. There's a big nature reserve and a brook five minutes from my house.
3. My estate is pretty quiet and we don't have much of a crime rate (I live in the 'nice' part..)
4. Friendly people, mostly.
5. Some of the best schools in the borough.
What I hate;
2. We have a serious chav problem.
3. Really bad public transport and no train station.
4. No JOBS
5. No decent shops - we have plenty of pound shops and charity shops, though...
I have to say I quirked an eyebrow at this.
Certainly (taking my own dog as an example) a pet needs to be raised correctly, much the same as a child, so they know what they should and should not do. They rely on a human in the same way a child relies on their parents, to protect them and care for them, and I suppose in that way a human can be called the 'guardian' of an animal.
But, unlike a child, a dog/cat, particularly one who has always been around people, will not be able to take care of itself in the way a human child eventually will. I wouldn't say that I am the guardian of my dog or any pet I've had because that would imply an equal relationship. I am the master, my dog is the pet.
tl;dr - Disagree. I'm the owner of my dog.
I most certainly do!
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This is always going to be the same answer - Star Trek.
When I was a little girl, before my Dad left and moved down south, when Star Trek came on television I would come running into the front room, perch on the arm of the chair and bounce my foot along with the theme tune. Or so I've been told.
Funny thing is, that for as long as I can remember, up until my early teens, I despised Star Trek. I suppose, in a way, I may have associated it with my Dad, and when he left I just didn't want anything to do with it anymore. It was only when I was really old enough to have a proper relationship with my Dad that I started to like it again.
The original series is a classic, there's no denying that. From the plasterboard and LED bridge of the USS Enterprise to the terrible effects involved in the transporters, and the phasers, it was a classic, like the original Doctor Who. Leonard Nimoy was always my favourite as Spock, particularly those episodes where his grip on his emotions slipped.
Voyager was a different story. I hate Voyager. The acting is more wooden that Keanu Reeves and really, the only thing worth watching it for is Seven of Nine. I have no doubt some will think differently, but really... awful acting.
As for The Next Generation, well, you can't go wrong with Patrick Stewart, can you? He's an excellent actor, an excellent Federation captain, and the Spock of the old series really gets an echo in Data. The plots were, usually, sound and there was none of the faffing around that seems to happen so often in Voyager.
Deep Space Nine always seemed a little convoluted. That's all I really have to say on the matter. That... and, well... Julian Bashir. Yum.
I adored the movie. They really brought the characters back to life, epecially Zachary Quinto as Spock. He really was excellent and there were so many in-jokes in the film, but also things that everyone would enjoy... like McCoy trailing Kirk around the ship poking hypo-spray after hypo-spray into his neck. I laughed so hard at that. And I have to say, that even though it wasn't canon, I liked the relationship between Spock and Uhura. Definitely pandering to the shippers right there. I mean sure, there were some plot holes in that thing you could drive a bus through, but they were mostly quite neatly covered by the whole 'it's an alternate timeline' thing. Haha.
You know what else I always liked, though? FarScape. I always enjoyed FarScape as a kid. There was something else as well... Lexx. So corny, but really neat. Firefly/Serenity too.
Though the Reavers are far too much like zombies for my liking...