K: Good evening (that’s god kväll to you, Swedes)! I’m Kylie, the Australian. I’m sitting here chatting with Johan on Skype (part of our daily ritual), trying to write this post for you to get to know us. It’s hard to come up with something to say, kind of like the awkwardness in meeting someone new, except we don’t know who we’re meeting yet.
J: We (Kylie and Johan) are 23 and 24 years old respectively (Actually, she’s still 22, but only just). We live in North Brisbane, Australia and Östergötland, Sweden. She likes winter and snow, I like summer and sun (though I’m not really the type who goes to the beach for a swim much).
K: Just as well. There’s sharks. And jellyfish.
J: Not in Sweden there isn’t… Anyway, that is one of the few things we don’t agree on. I know that they say that opposites attract, but for us, we have way more similarities than differences. We are both highly creative and artistically minded. She loves to write and craft, and I make music and computer graphics. Well, at least that’s just a few of the things we do.
K: We are both avid readers – him more than me – I never seem to find the time. We are lovers and fanatics of Harry Potter, which brought us together, but also other popular series – The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, John Green books… not to mention we’re a part of the usual popular TV fandoms – Doctor Who, Supernatural… I’m still yet to watch Once Upon A Time – no spoilers!
J: We are actually quite spread out across fandoms. I watch many shows she doesn’t yet, and she watches a lot I don’t, but I guess that will be mixed in the future, when we start watching each other’s shows more. Because that’s what you do when you love someone. You take interest in what they take interest in.
We get along remarkably well though, for a couple who have so many similarities. We do sometimes have a hard time agreeing on things (the name of this blog, for instance) and some stuff like that, but it’s okay. We never have a dull moment during our discussions, and we rarely have any real arguments, only wild discussions where we both are determined to get our way.
K: What were we arguing about the other day?
J: I don’t know.
K: Yep, our arguments tend to be the pointless, funny kind we can’t remember the next week. Like who loves who more. And when one should go to bed – which should be me now, sorry! Goodnight. I’ll leave you in Johan’s trusty hands.
J: Thanks, I’ll do my best. But there isn’t much more to say really. There will be plenty of time to get to know us, and we have only just gotten started.