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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 10:28 AM by kuschelirmel:iconkuschelirmel:
Road to Perdition by kuschelirmel


Aeirmid tagged me, so now you have to listen to 10 facts about myself :giggle:

The Rules


1) You must post these rules 
2) Share 10 facts about yourself 
3) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for people you tag 
4) Choose 10 people and put 10 icons in your journal
5) Not something like, "You are tagged if you read that". 
6) You have to legitimately tag 10 people. 
7) No tag-backs. 
8) You can't say that you don't do tags. of course you can, but I'd love it if you did this anyway, pretty please :aww:
9) You MUST make a journal entry! No comments. 


My 10 facts


1. I'm an engineer, I build big plants and I love it :D Two of the plants I designed are actually running now and seeing that makes me really proud and feels satisfying.

2. I don't care much for birthday wishes and such. I find it unnecessary to be congratulated on something I had nothing to do with. Because of that, I have a terrible memory for other people's birthdays and miss them on a regular basis (or maybe the terrible memory came before that explanation, who knows). It's not meant to be rude, I just don't do that kind of social interaction well :shrug:

3. I'm German and I'm currently living in Frankfurt am Main, but I want to move back south to Karlsruhe where I used to study. What I love about Karlsruhe is the atmosphere in the city (it's full of students, sometimes it's even a little too "alternative" for my taste, but certainly more "mine" than Frankfurt with its banker clientele) and the way it is situated in between the Black Forest and France (I love to eat French food). Plus there are lakes all over the Rhine valley, too.

4. Short version: I hate that women quota thing that was just introduced for Germany. It feels like it makes things worse instead of being helpful.
Long version: I am big on equality, but not on feminism as such. I believe everyone should be treated equally, no matter their skin colour, religion, gender or whatever else. But if you make a decision for your life that makes you less qualified for a certain job than the next person, I firmly believe you have to live with the consequences (for example, if you choose to stay at home for your kids and when you get back to work, someone else gets the job you wanted because they are now more experienced than you because they didn't choose to stay at home). I think equality in that context should mean being able to actually make such a choice instead of being forced into doing one thing or other. In my example, it means you should be given the choice to stay at home or go back to work instead of being more or less forced to stay at home (reasons could be: no one wants a mum as employee because they could miss days when their kid is sick / you don't have the possibility to work because no one but you can watch the kid (grandparents live further away, kindergarten places are full and daycare is too expensive for example) / etc). If it would be clear that it's a personal choice to stay at home for a while and you need to live with your choices, I think most people could agree with that. And the dads would appreciate some time off to be with the kids sometimes as well. When "everyone is doing it" (staying at home for a few months to take care of the kids / going home early to fetch the kid from kindergarten or daycare / refusing to work through the weekend / etc) then the repercussions would be equally distributed and it would soon become normal. And probably a nicer way of life for everyone. And on top, no one would need some ridiculous quota of how many women need to be in a given position. Personally, I would hate to be "that woman who is just here because of the quota". I want to be the person who got the job because s/he was the right one to do it. (I really hate that quota thing - makes me feel like I need to shout "but I am here for my QUALIFICATIONS!" at every turn.)

5. I have a tattoo that starts at my right shoulder (a flower) across my whole back (butterflies and a phoenix) and ends on my left thigh (the tail feathers of the phoenix). I'd love to get my right arm done, but work comes first, so I don't. But each time I see a nice sleeve, I sigh a little ^^;

6. I love coffee and chocolate, especially chocolate. At work, near my desk, I have quite a few postcards with chocolate-related stuff on them. One says "Save the earth, it's the only planet with chocolate!" and another "Everything's good as long as it's made from chocolate" (which sounds a bit more elegant in German: "Alles ist gut wenn es aus Schokolade ist").

7. I've been watching waaaay too many cooking shows lately. On TV, on youtube, wherever I can get my hands on them ^^; 

8. I've been awol lately because my muse seems awol lately, too. I wish I could just flip a switch and create something new ^^; Any ideas?

9. I've been reading Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books since September. All of them in a row without pause :o I've never done that with any series (except maybe Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire - well I would have if their authors would have written them faster :giggle:) and now I'm on my second run through. That's how good I think they are :D

10. I love Whisk(e)y, even the smokey kind :drunk:


Jade's questions


1. What is your most bothersome weakness or vice?
I have a really big mouth and will voice my opinions loudly. In combination with being quick to judge (and thus speaking things out loud you just shouldn't be speaking out loud when you've just met someone) this can be rather awkward :bucktooth:

2. What is your biggest wish for DeviantArt?
*phew* maybe one not for dA as a site but for the users: chill out ;) But then again, that would be strange... :giggle: So don't change (too much), I like it here!

3. Chewbacca vs. The Luck Dragon from The Neverending Story . . . who makes a better pet/companion?
Der Glücksdrache Fuchur! (I may be biased though, I grew up with the Neverending Story)

4. Nerd, dork, or geek?
Nerd, after this diagram: laughingsquid.com/nerd-venn-di… :D

5. What is the coolest thing about yourself that you wish more people would notice?
erm. I dunno. Did I mention I voice my opinions loudly? I also voice it when I think someone should notice something, at least to my friends. And if anyone else notices, I mostly don't care anyway. 

6. Be honest: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Haha. Fanfiction, I guess. Reading it and writing it (though it takes me ages to write, I still enjoy it immensely) --> www.fanfiction.net/u/651786/ku…

7. How did you meet the most important person (or dog) of your life?
I met my boyfriend at university, in front of a lecture room. That was 13 years ago :aww: (no, we're not married)

8. Is it truly better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?
Yes. (I can be a hopeless romantic -- maybe that is the guiltier pleasure after all ^^;)

9. What have you always wanted to do but never thought you could?
I'd love to sing, but I know I can't ;)

10. How do you know me? What is our first memory as friends?
I was a CV and you were someone in the manip community who always tried to help others, so I asked you if you wanted to be the next CV when I'd step down. We had many a long chat on Skype after that :aww:

My questions


1. Name something you really love (nothing living, not an activity, an actual thing).
2. Now name something you love to do.
3. Name a topic you can get all worked up / passionate about.
4. If you could go on a 3 week vacation anywhere you wanted (money doesn't matter), where would you go?
5. Who shot first?
6. What is the piece of art in your own gallery that you are most emotional about (and why, if it's not too personal)?
7. Is there a piece of art / an artist (on dA or elsewhere) that has influenced your own artistic endeavors profoundly? If so, in which way?
8. What was your favourite subject in school and does your current job (or field of study) have anything to do with it? (if you are still in school, you could turn it around to the job you want to be doing later)
9. Are you happy?
10. Coffee or tea?


I tag

AlexandraVBach dholms Foxfires MarcelaBolivar neverdying grohsARTig Whendell zummerfish tsheva AquaSixio
I know some of you are busy bees and/or are on here only sporadically - but maybe you feel like doing a part of this, pretty-please? :flirty:



yes, one of those things again ;)
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:icongrohsartig:
grohsARTig Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks a lot for the feature here! :) much appreciated :squee:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: aber immer!
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grohsARTig Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)))
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carlyartdaily Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great answers. You sound awesome & I wish I knew you in real life.
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*blushes* thank you so much!
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Whendell Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice, I will answer your questions as soon as I can, thanks. :D
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! :w00t:
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   Photographer
Well this is embarrassing. Just remembered that it was Tina (hellfirediva) who gave me advice for my move and I've been gone for such a long time that I mixed you up. :giggle:. Sorry about that. I do remember you inspiring me to get into manipulation when I first started, though, so still, thanks for that ^^;. I'm glad to see that you're still here! So many people have gone since I left. :(
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and I was trying to figure out what I had forgotten ^^; thanks for clearing this up! And yeah, it's true, loads have left or are here so sporadically that you can hardly catch them at all. :hug:
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   Photographer
Glad some of the good ones are still left :la: :hug:
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ilovemyhusky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
This was a nice way to get to know a little something about you. You are all so young!!Giggle Giggle Clap 
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: :love:
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015   Photographer
That's really cool. I had no idea you were an engineer :la: I understand what you mean about the "Frauenquote". I think it has its merits, but it is pretty flawed. Women are deliberately not hired because businesses see them as a risk. They'll eventually get pregnant and have to get pregnancy leave and parent time and still get paid. This makes me feel really worried because I'm almost done studying and I'm afraid that because I'm married (and businesses over here expect you to mention this on the "lebenslauf") I won't be given a fair chance based on my qualifications. For this reason, I think that the female employment quota is a good thing. However, when it gets to the point where women are being chosen over better qualified men due to the quota, that's when things get muddy. You can't really stop discrimination, but forcing businesses to have a specific quota is not an ideal solution either. I don't know :shrug:

Anyway, another thing that I wanted to say that is kind of unrelated to this journal. I haven't been active on dA for a while, but I'm back now and I just remembered you sending me very kind messages and offering your help when I moved to Germany 6 years ago. Just wanted to say thanks for that again. It made me a lot less scared. :) If you remember ^^; So, thanks :) :hug:
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all I can say to that is that as long as the company you work or is a little bigger, it should not be such a big a problem. And now with the parent time even men take 2 months off at a time, well, at least they can't count on men being married to the job any more. Depends on the field of employment though too I guess.
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   Photographer
Yes, that is true! :nod:
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tsheva Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! I'm tagged! :happybounce:  Well...I shall play along. Gimme a minute :D (Big Grin)

What does who shot first mean?
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL if you don't know the reference, make something up ;) 
(hint: it's a star wars thing)
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tsheva Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Star Wars?! I made something up lol
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Exillior Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow I could never manage to get into the Dresden files. I scoffed the Codex Alera books quickly enough. Although it's been so long now I've forgotten most of it. :'D Jim Butcher is an incredible writer. Much respect to him!

I need to remain on dA otherwise I have a lot of housework and studying to do, so I'm going to do your questions. :paranoid:

1. Name something you really love (nothing living, not an activity, an actual thing).
Buildings. Especially baroque palaces. Especially German baroque palaces, actually!

2. Now name something you love to do.
I love eating good food. Throw all the pizza at me! *waits with open jaws*

3. Name a topic you can get all worked up / passionate about.
Equal/accessible healthcare. Few things piss me off so much as people being denied access to healthcare.

4. If you could go on a 3 week vacation anywhere you wanted (money doesn't matter), where would you go?
Argh, only 3 weeks? Coastal Croatia or Greek islands, but I would want it to be longer.

5. Who shot first?
:paranoid: The shadow!

6. What is the piece of art in your own gallery that you are most emotional about (and why, if it's not too personal)?
Bain Boeuf by Exillior
Reminds me of home and family. Although I was pretty sick at that point - I don't regret moving on from that!

7. Is there a piece of art / an artist (on dA or elsewhere) that has influenced your own artistic endeavors profoundly? If so, in which way?
Calm Before the Storm by wraithdt
It symbolises everything my imagination likes. It's a strong woman, it's epic, it's realistic... it's made me approach my work in the same way: to work on strong characters, to never give up on epic stuff, and to remain realistic. In short, it's helped me carry on dreaming crazy dreams.

8. What was your favourite subject in school and does your current job (or field of study) have anything to do with it? (if you are still in school, you could turn it around to the job you want to be doing later)
Maths. My current job (medicine) doesn't have any of the fun stuff from maths. :stare:

9. Are you happy?
Pretty content with how things are, yes! c: Had a nice thing to eat and currently on a holiday from work.

10. Coffee or tea?
Neither. :paranoid: Before I became lactose intolerant: creamy hot chocolate.
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't read the Codex books (yet) as I wasn't sure if the genre is quite for me. But maybe I need to try :D

Thanks for answering the questions :D (and so sorry for the late reply)

I'm with you on 3) :nod:
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Exillior Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're very different to the Dresden files, that's for sure. And I guess there is only one way to find out if it's for you or not - by picking one up! :giggle: What genre(s) or type of book do you tend to like most?
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wizards in modern settings are def. among my faves I have to admit. Other than that loads of sci-fi and crime novels.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your big mouth :P :hug:
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha :glomp:
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015   Digital Artist
this was awesome. thanks for indulging me. :heart: I actually respect and admire the fact that you say what you mean and mean what you say.
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: it was time for me to get out of my hidy hole, so thanks for the poke! :love: :hug:
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