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Hawnu UnilTxep:
1. Who are you?

I am a small town girl from middle of a weather bubble, Maryland.  My dad was in the Navy [and is still working for them] so I've never stayed in one place for very long.  I'm restless at heart and never stick with just one thing for very long.  I hate routine, and will do things spontaneously just to spice things us.
I'm an EMT and a student at college. Eventually I want to be either a Paramedic or a Cop of some sort.  When my kids are long gone out of the house I would love to pursue paleontology.
I have one daughter at the moment. She's turning 3 next week! She loves Spongebob, violence, and bugs. Always with the bugs. Her favorite colour is blue, though she loves all the colours. She loves pretending like she's me with the doctor kit I bought for her :]

2. Why are you here?

I originally came here after seeing the movie the second time.  I remember wondering, "I wonder if its an actual language." And, lo and behold!! It was! :D I was so excited.
I had a lil hiatus there for a while, but I'm back now. :] I am active [or soon will be] on the RP board and on the Real Na'vi Tribe board, on which I am a mod and one of the founders.
I try to be on at least for a little while each day, even if its just reading. 
I want to become fluent in Na'vi.  My soldier is interested in it too, so that'll be good. *wink wink*

3. Where do your alias and profile pic come from?

My original alias [Unil Txep] just sounded cool.  Then I went and translated my RL name, which meant "protector, shielder" and so... I have Hawnu.  Yeah I KNOW it should be Hawnuyu, but there's already someone with that name on here, and Hawnu sounds good anyway so :P
I used to have a Na'vi-ized pic of me up as my pic, but I changed it a while ago to my current one *grin*
It's true. You feel safer when you sleep with an EMT. Mrow.

4. Srak nga tsun nìna’vi pivlltxe?

I'm very basic/beginner still. I am also teaching my daughter some Na'vi.  I converted my soldier, a guy from my EMT class, and one of my friends... most people think I'm crazy. Oh well. Everyone at the station does, lol. They tease me about not understanding what I write on my facebook. OH WELL. That's the point. My soldier gets it, and that's what matters!!

5. What's you favorite Na’vi word? Did you incorporate it (or others) into your everyday vocab?

Tsamsiyu. [warrior] its my nickname for my soldier... obviously.  Heehee. I also like Nan'tang, just because its fun to say! I txt some people from the board and we write in na'vi.  Kinda odd but its fun. :]

6. In your opinion, what are the top three user-created content on the LN website?

The Pocket Guide, Taronyu's dictionaries, and the jmemorize and the other flashcard program things. Those help A TON. I also can't wait to try the workbook out... [Coyote is sending it to me ;] ]

7. Have you made any contributions to the LN community that you're particularly proud of?

Well... The only major thing is helping to start the Na'vi Tribe, though I've become a little disconnected because of all the stress from school... and EMT stuffs.  But that's okay, I'm getting back in.  I will of course do anything I can to make that a reality.

8. What is it that you liked/hated the most about Avatar ?

I've seen it at least ten times. The first time I saw it was with my good friend, Cody. It was... amazing. Mind boggling and life-changing to be certain.  I saw it again with a different friend on New Year's Eve [yeah, my first hour of the new year was spent watching Avatar] and then I saw it again... and again... and then it came out on DVD...
My Mom didn't think she would like it, but she came home and was like :O OMG THAT WAS AMAZING. I was like, pssh yeah, I know!!
I first really heard of the movie from my tattoo artist, and he was just going on and on about how awesome and awe-inspiring it was. I think he will flip when I tell him I want to get an Ato'kirina somewhere on me. He said he wanted to do one ;]
When I went back to get the tat finished [my raven on my left ribs] we talked for at least an hour about the movie. He was so glad that I loved it.
I don't really think I hated anything about it... Could've had more about their culture, and I want that Na'vi book to be real...

9. Has Avatar changed your life in any way?

Yeah, it has. It kinda makes you take a step back and say "WOAH" lets reevaluate how we're living our lives.  I don't want our society to come to this.
Kinda like Wall-E.  Yknow?
Anyway, I would love to live like a Na'vi, and so every chance I get I take my daughter outside, in the woods, building up our endurance and our love for the place... She's amazingly hardy.  I'm trying to teach her the respect she should show for the animals, bugs, and trees, but she has too much of her father in her.  But she's learning.
Yeah, I did "'shop" my photo, not well but I did.

10. If you could ask Frommer or Cameron three movie or language related questions what would they be?

Can I be in the next movie? PLEASE??????

I would love to have some technology words in Na'vi, like TV, cell phone...

I would also love to have some words for Earth animals... like fish and butterfly.

11. What else do you do in you free time?

I'm a vigilante. No, I'm not joking, I'm serious.
I'm an EMT.
I write and draw.
I design clothes and jewelery.
I quilt, and am currently working on one for when I get married.
I hike, do archery, and practice magick.
I'm on my phone a lot...
I like to belly dance and have been told I'm pretty good.

12. Name your top three favorite Earth animals from most favorite to least. Why those? What's the animal you're most terrified of?

Toads/ Frogs. Why? They're fun and unless you're in a rainforest or something they really can't hurt you.

Wolves. Because its cliched. Haha. I dunno, I've always loved wolves. Hades, I've got a wolf blanket I sleep under every night.

American Buffalo.  They're beautiful creatures. I saw herds and herds of them when we went cross country. I have a stone charm with one on it.  I don't want them to die out. I wanna save them.

I am TERRIFIED OF:
Jellyfish. Very anti-climatic. They're pretty to look at, but when there's glass separating us. thanks.
Albino bats. Always been a fear... had a really weird dream about them once and since then I just can't stand to think about them. I'm not afraid of regular bats though.
Dogs. Not all dogs. But this one time I was sleeping at my friend's house [I was sick and so I was sleeping on his couch] and his dog was sitting right in my face when I woke up. I screamed. I had a full-blown panic attack.  Why am I so terrified of dogs? because I've had rabid, stray dogs chase me before. For like a half a mile down a dirt road. My boyfriend at the time took out his BB gun and shot the dogs [this was in Texas] but I'm still terrified. If I know the dog, and the owner is right there, and its leashed, I'm fine. But I will never own a dog... unless I raise it from a pup. Sorry, just how its gonna be.

13.  Pirate, ninja, zombie, or robot?

I used to always dress up as a pirate, but I'd have to say NINJA.
Why?
Because ninjas can kick your a$$ and you wouldn't even know what hit ya.
I've also studied the techniques and its all ancient but still viable. I love it.

1. What three items would you take to a desert island and why?

A fully loaded Kindle. Because I love to read. I'd make sure I could write on it too.

A dog. I know its not an item persay, but I would sitll bring one. Be good for company and for hunting.

A guitar, acoustic. 'tisn't a life with no music, man.

15. If you could travel to anywhere in space and time (including fictional universes), where would you go and why?

I know I should say "Pandora" but I'm not.
I would go back to the revolutionary days of the US and make a few changes to the constitution. Heehee.

16. If you were granted one single wish what would it be?

A bank account with an infinite amount of funds. I would then use that money to pay off all the debts in America, put all the monopolies back in the small business owner's hands, patron all the science institutions that wanted to help clean the ozone and stop global warming, feed the hungry, and eventually maybe have world peace.  Also, give all the cops, EMTs, and Firefighters a well deserved RAISE.

17. What is a question you'd ask yourself? How would you answer it?

Did I have fun with Coyote when he came to visit?

Yes, yes I did. It was worth the 2 hour drive.

18. True or false?

I thought that "Avatar" was "Avatar: The Last Airbender" originally.

Every morning, I go for a run around my neighborhood [that's a half-mile run]

I paint my nails seafoam green!


19. What is the funniest, weirdest, or most embarrassing Na’vi or Avatar  related thing that has happened to you?

Haha, one of my friends from the station thought that it was JAPANESE. I almost busted out laughing.
This one time, I was teaching my friend in EMT class some basics [one of the converted], and the teacher walks over, looks down at the piece of paper, shakes his head at the both of us, and walks away. Me and Chris just bust out laughing.

20. I'll edit this when I go and see what it was, lol.

kewnya txamew'itan:
T/F/T (I plead T to first myself so I'm hoping I'm not alone).

And the best way to learn is to practice, post some sentences up and we'll all be glad to help.  :)

Le'eylan:
Congrats to the NoTW :D

About the true/false I think it is... true/false/true ::)

Niwantaw:
methinks it could be TTT

Hawnu UnilTxep:
heehee, thanks ma aysmuk!
Yeah... when I get some written I'll post them up lol.

thanks to coyote for nominating me :] he called me today, lol. threw me off... but that's cool.

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