- Is copying and pasting images or information off the Internet plagiarism? Do you credit those whose work you ‘borrow freely’ or do you think the idea is repugnant? (Credit for this question goes to GC and Sue)
Copying and pasting images and information without giving credit is basically stealing. When I write articles for our doll blog I always include the links to the sources I used to research and I try to only use photos that are available in the public domain. I have sometimes contacted people whose material I wanted to use to ask their permission and most have been more than happy as long as I credit them. Using my own photos as much as possible avoids the issue.
- Do you let sleeping dogs lie?
I think so, mostly. I don’t like conflict anyway and would rather avoid it so I will let things go even if I am still mad. If someone has really offended me I am more likely to avoid them than fight with them.
I always let Naomi’s dog Toby lie if he’s asleep. He can wake up grouchy.
- What’s the strangest pet name (for adults) that you’ve ever heard someone called?
This is one of these questions I can never answer because I don’t remember. I think pet names are a bit dumb except for pets, to be honest.
- Do you like to dance? If yes, what’s your favourite and if no, why not?
I don’t like to dance because I feel uncoordinated and self-conscious. At home, I might dance around with the pets once in a while but I never learned dancing except for the folk dances we were forced to learn at school and I was bad at that. I won’t dance in front of others.