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- What is your Myers–Briggs personality type? Do you feel it does you justice? I'm an INFP-T, or the Mediator, and I think it suits me pretty well. I really am a painfully idealistic person who sees the good in people (even if I act like I hate everyone around me), I'm open-minded, I have the live-and-let-live attitude and I, like many of us other INFPs, found myself here, because writing is usually a huge thing for us. So yeah, I'd say it fits.
Is there a song that you can relate to as the years pass? Why so? Bold of you to assume I keep track of the stuff I listen lmao. Let's see, Fall Out Boy's been a constant - ''Centuries'' for the most part tbh, I always somehow go back to it - and I guess Three Day's Grace too? Pick any of their older songs and it'll probably be one I can relate to.
Do you have any odd quirks that are more funny than repulsive? I've been told my little happy dances are funny and cute. And I guess my need to put snarky comments on everything - diary entries, drafts, notebooks, you name it - can be seen as a pretty funny quirk too?
What is something that people always say to you but you don't believe? I guess the good old ''it gets better'' thing just... sounds unbelievably fake, but okay. I mean, I know it does, it has to eventually, but it's so tiring to keep hearing it when nothing seems to be getting better no matter how hard I try. Sure, it gets better, but I want things to be better now. I want to feel like i moved forward instead of having dug a few feet deeper.
Is there a particular setting/trope that you absolutely love writing? I'm a sucker for fake names/identities and I love writing polar opposites, and I secretly adore the hanahaki trope (because?? the angst??? the drama?? fuck yeah). As for a setting, the DA or TES setting always felt like home, and I recently got into DBH and loved it, so I'll put it here too.
If you were to be an animal which would it be? A cat, most likely. I'm a pretty solitary person and I rarely mind being alone, and I enjoy spending my time with a few specific people rather than be surrounded by a crowd.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you chose? There's a whole list tbh, but to keep it short; Paris (because how could I not,), Rio de Janeiro (the carnival there is something I definitely want to see at least once in my life), and Tokyo (the cat caffes, man, I gotta).
Do you take influence from the world around you? All the time. My break up fueled an entire series of short stories about me and my friends from the pov of one of my best friends, half of my characters are based on at least some parts of the people I know, and I'm pretty sensitive to the feelings of the people I really care about. It tends to put me in a bad mood if they're in the same boat, but I'm slowly learning how to kinda... keep myself safe from that.
What’s your proudest writing achievement? I had a few poems published in various school newspapers and a story based on one of those poems got an honorable mention in a literary competition. I've also written quite a few newspaper reports too, but I was never really that proud of them, even if I did write them pretty well.
Do you sometimes resurrect old characters? I tend to repurpose them rather than resurrect them because I usually only like parts of them and it's just more fun to chop them up and use their parts somewhere else than try to bring them back.
When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up? I... honestly can't remember. Probably something pretty girly, like a runway model or something.
What are some hobbies you enjoy doing? Other than writing, I enjoy playing video games and dm-ing for my nerdy group of friends. There's also acting, which I unfortunately had to drop because depression is a bitch, but if I had a chance to go back to it, I definitely would.
What is one thing you recommend someone doing at least once in their life? Traveling as far away from their home country as possible. Our world is overflowing with different cultures that are all wonderful and exciting in their own way, and I think it would be a shame if we only looked at everything through only the perspective we grew up with.
What is a piece of advice you would give to another from your own experience? Doing the little things is okay. Just, half-assing things is better than no-assing them. Brushing your hair and splashing some water in your face instead of showering is still better than nothing, dragging your ass out of bed and existing is still better than staying in bed all day, stuff like that. Also, life's not a race, do things your own pace and you'll be fine.
What is your family background? It's pretty average tbh? Middle-class, white as fuck, all from this one god-forsaken country because none of them thought it would be good to flee from this hellhole. Not particularly religious, but we all kinda just went with the whole ''here, be a part of our church'' thing so we're all catholics on paper. My entire family worked as everything tbh - cooks, accountants, electricians, whatever - because none of them every really specialized in anything? I mean, only a few people in my family ever went to college and got a degree for something (lowkey glad I'll be one of those few college snobs soon) so you know. Kinda quirky, but pretty average.