About me…

“Nefelibata, (n.) lit. “cloud walker”;

one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination,

or one who does not obey by the conventions of society,

literature, or art.”



A few answered questions, so you can get to know me.

These were taken from my Tumblr account, upandthroughtheclouds.tumblr.com, so don’t hesitate to log on and drop me a message there!

1:What is your name and does it mean anything?

My name is Laura; it is from the Latin for ‘laurel’ and to be ‘crowned in laurels’, as victors of ancient Rome would be crowned with laurel garlands.


 2:How long have you known your best friend?

Erm, I never was any good at mathematics, so I’d say from about the age of twelve.


 3:What position do you normally sleep in?

I don’t really. I can wake up in a really strange position that I’ll never end up in again.


 4:Were you a part of any “clique” in high school?

The nerdy but secretly cooler than you clique. We like to call ourselves ONSH. No, I’m not going to tell you what that means; though kudos to you if you work it out.


 5:Who was your favorite teacher in high school and why?

My English teacher. He was mental. Enough said.


6:Do you wish to travel a lot?



7:Did you participate in any sports while in school?

I’d participate in trying to get away from sport classes, if that counts?


8:Show a sample of your handwriting:



 9:Have you ever given blood?

No, but I should do really.


 10:Do you like the way that you grew up?

Not really, but I can’t imagine how my childhood could have gone any better.


11:Do you like your siblings? Why or why not?

I do not have any siblings, so I can’t relate to that question.


12:How did you meet your best friend and why did you become friends?

I forgot her surname, so started calling her ‘McVities’ instead because it fit. Needless to say, she wasn’t impressed.


13:Name one movie that made you cry.

Only one? There are too many movies that make me cry, though here’s a few:‘Black Beauty’, ‘How to train your Dragon’, ‘I am legend’


 14:Do you prefer to read poetry, write poetry, or neither?

I prefer to read and analyse poetry, then go on to write about it.


15:Things about someone that you find attractive?

(Very) Tall . Lean build. Dark hair. Male.


16:What song are you currently listening to?

‘Tongues’ – Joywave


 17:Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how?

I haven’t, but I’ve been awfully close. I trapped my thumb in a closed car door, which my mother had just locked. An x-ray confirmed it wasn’t broken though.


 18:A random memory from you childhood:

I buried a deceased badger.


 19:Where did you grow up?

A place I want to leave eventually.


20:What was the last thing you watched on tv?

The news, I think?


21:Do you think you’d make a good parent?

I don’t really know.


22:Would you like to meet any of your Tumblr friends in person?

I know a couple of them already, but yeah, I think that would be really interesting. Come and find me, Tumblr friends~!


23:What was the last dream you remember having?

I was serenading another person and two alligators with a violin. The alligators hated the sound of the music even though I was playing in tune.


 24:How many pillows do you sleep with?

Two, though it’s more like one and a half, as one of them is really flat.


25:Do you wear glasses? If so, how long have you been wearing glasses?

Yes, for just over a year now.


 26:What color is your hair?

Brown mostly, though sometimes it chooses to look blonde or ginger in places (my hair is fickle).


27:Name 5 facts about your appearance:

Long arms and body. Long hair. Pointy chin. Pointy elbows. Knackered finger joints.


28:What is your favorite soda?

Hm… Pepsi.


 29:What is a strange talent that you have?

The ability to make things without prior instruction, or by figuring it out for myself?


 30:How’s the weather right now?

Sunny, but a little cold. A change from all the rain though!


31:Why did one of your friendships end?

Well, she was always ready far too late when we were supposed to walk to school, and she got hit by a car that one time… she’s okay, don’t worry!


 32:Who do you miss right now?

My bed.


33:Why did your last relationship end?

It never even began.


34:Are you still figuring out who you are?

For the most part, yes. But I have a while yet before I truly have to knuckle down.


35:Have you ever been admitted to a hospital? Why?

See question 17.

I’ve torn three ligaments in my feet, not exactly ‘admitted to hospital’ worthy, but enough to have a nurse patch my feet up, and to have me walking around in slippers because my feet were that swollen…


36:What is your favorite restaurant?

Anything with Mexican food or Pizza.


37:What is word that you always seem to spell wrong?

Neighbours. Hated it as a child, hating it now.


38:Would you ever adopt kids?

Maybe, if my circumstances were right in the future.


39:What is your favorite kind of pizza?

Meat feast, or stuffed crust.


40:What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?

“Where the f*** did the alligators come from?”


41:When was the last time you got really really happy and why?

December this year, because I’d just booked tickets for Comic Con.


42:What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

A flower that wasn’t made for consumption, I think. Not just the petals either, the whole thing.


43:How do you start a conversation?

It depends on what I’m trying to say. By smiling mainly, or looking sheepish.


44:What’s a band you’ve been obsessed with lately?

I’ve recently been rediscovering my love of Ralph Vaughan-Williams and KPop.


45:Do you come from a family “of money?”

Ha ha, you must be joking.


46:Do you have a bucket list?



47:What is your favorite series of books?

Anything by Tolkien, Gaskell, Carter or Keats.


48:When was the last time you laughed so hard your stomach hurt?

When my father came downstairs wearing my mother’s skinny jeans.


49:Where do you go when you’re sad?

I don’t really- I find my iPod first; might as well mope to music.


 50: 5 random facts about yourself:

I fell into a bush right beside a busy road.

I used to ride horses when I was younger, and got thrown off a lot.

I can play the cello (hence, knackered finger joints).

I wanted to be a cat when I was little.

I am one of the tallest female members of my family.


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