Anonymous asked: okay no national identity questions, I promise, but what is your ethnicity?
Is Targaryen a valid ethnicity?
Blonde. Very white, and very blonde.
I CLAIM NO NATIONALITY, I DON’T THINK I CAN MAKE THIS ANY CLEARER.
Anonymous asked: I thought you were English? I'm confused now
YOU’RE confused? hahahahhahaha oh wow yeah okay me too.
I really don’t want to get into the national identity discussion because it’s a bit of a touchy topic, for me and for others, for various reasons. But.
At the moment, I use we/us pronouns when referring to England/the UK/GB (aaannd there’s another discussion I don’t really want to get into). This is because I live and study in England, and it is the culture with which I have the most current familiarity, and with which I am most comfortable.
On the occasions that I visit America, I feel out of place because I have not been living there or interacting with Americans on any sort of regular basis. There are a lot of aspects of culture that change very quickly, in my experience - for instance, my vocabulary/slang/speech is entirely wrong in America (as is my accent). I knew how to interact with and fit into a particular niche of American culture at one point, but that was a while ago, and I was much younger both absolutely and demographically. So basically at one point in my life I identified myself as American, but I don’t feel like I have much right to that label anymore?
And yes there will be people who will tell me that I have no right to consider myself British, either (which, for the record, I don’t exactly). But as England has been my home for a while now, it is the culture and environment in which I am the most comfortable, as I have been living in it on a day to day basis for years.
Basically I do not consider myself as American OR British. I do not claim a nationality or national identity for any reasons beyond those legally required of me, because I do not feel that I have full rights to any of the nationalities I could theoretically claim.
Instead I basically go on an at-present-moment basis. And according to that, I am currently living and paying taxes in the UK.
That probably doesn’t answer your question, but it’s the best I’ve got.
Anonymous asked: wait, where ARE you from?
ARE YOU ASKING THIS JUST TO SPITE ME???
Okay. I was born in one state in America, then moved to another state, then moved to London, then lived in Hong Kong, and currently live in London. When I’m not at uni, that is.
I personally have very little sense of (or need for, to be honest) national identity, so I’m not even going to get into that.
When you try to explain to someone why "where are you from?" is a useless question -
Watching the Phantom of the Opera…I had forgotten just how much I love Raoul de Chagny.