Man, Pete, you and Holly have come up with some great new ideas for this forum in the past couple of days, good job!!
Well, I've only belonged to two forums, Halloween.com (joined in August of this year), and Santaclaus.com (joined in November). The Halloween site is my love, and I've had to rip myself away from it to get some things done this weekend...gotta do that with this one too, but it's hard to go cold turkey.
(I just love my friends!) So, anyway...in Halloween land I am Laurie Strode, and this is my avatar:
I picked Laurie because the Halloween movies are among my very favorites in my horror movie collection and because I greatly admire the character and the way she handles herself in those terrible situations. She's resourceful, crafty, and keeps her head on straight enough to survive, unlike many ditzy female roles of the genre who believe that simply screaming and holding their hands over their faces (after falling over a twig on the ground
) will make the boogeyman go away. UGGGHHH. So frustrating.
But I think of myself as being a lot like Laurie in real life. Wherever I go, I am wary, watchful, scanning my surroundings...my keys are always positioned between my fingers to stab in the eyeballs of any attacker who might jump at me from amongst parked cars. In the houses I clean, I know the weapons I can make of available objects in every room. Now, I'm not overly paranoid mind you, just prepared. Maybe I've seen too many scary movies and Unsolved Mysteries, or maybe I've lost nearly all trust in the goodness of strangers...I also know guys can be too overly assertive at times, and I definitely watch too much of the news!!
On to Santaclaus.com...here, I am Silver Belle, because 'Silver Bells' is one of my favorite classic Christmas tunes (along with Pete
), and because I am from Georgia, and in several ways a 'southern belle', hence the reason I spelled my name, 'Belle.' I have a pretty strong accent (without sounding like a hick or Scarlett O'Hara...I hope
), I like to be soft and <deleted>, I like to keep up appearances for my man, I try always to remember my manners and, as they say, 'southern hospitality', but I'm also very passionate, and sometimes too opinionated.
... I chose my avatar because I think she looks so pretty there, dressed in silver, enjoying the wintry snow, looking reflective, and I don't know...she just...draws me in.