If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? If I'm totally honest with myself, it would be turning it into a musical. The world wouldn't be perfect, far from it, but there'd be Fosse-style dancing, a big fanfare with every happy moment, and in the end, the "good guy" always wins. Well, maybe not the good guy, but the one you feel obligated (for whatever reason) to like. Although, that's embarassing beyond words, so I'm going to stick with "world peace." Just.. "world peace." (Even if I don't believe that's even possible, and well.. that war is.. war.)
What makes a person respectable? Being able to see both sides to a situation, even when they only agree with one.
What do you look for in a friend? Someone who laughs a lot, and loves to make others laugh. If they can't make me laugh, then they really can't hold my interest for very long. Not to say that's the only thing I look for - just the first thing I notice. I love people who I can be honest and even blunt with. And then, your usual can tell them anything, likes me for who I am, I have fun when I'm around them type of things. But mainly, just a "quirky" person who is capable of being serious/intelligent.
What are your hobbies? Reading. I spend way too much money on books. Can't bear the library thing. I always want to give the poor books a "good home." I swear, someday I'll be The Cat Lady. I also spend way too much time online. Probably an unhealthy amount. It has, however, drastically improved my typing skills. Who ever woulda thunk it? I'm a musical theater addict who.. dances. A lot. I collect soundtracks and absorb every last bit of information I can on Bob Fosse, Kander & Ebb, Kurt Weill, and the rest (are here on Gilligan's Isle!) And.. I obviously watch too much TV.
Have or would you give time and money to a charity? I like cats. (My goodness...) I care a lot about animal shelters. My cat was dumped off at our porch (I live in.. "the city") about five years ago, and she was the most pitiful looking thing I've ever seen. She is now fat and thecutestlilthingyou'lleversee. Since we took her in, I've had an amazing amount of love for stray animals. But, honestly, I'm not the biggest people-charity advocate. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against them.. but, animals are.. so cute, and so full of love they're impossible to resist.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish? World peace. No. In all seriousness, I'm not really sure. I could tell you that more then anything in the world, I want to be happy, but I'm really not sure what happiness is, and.. (at the risk of sounding like a total cynic) what price it comes at. I want to learn how I "am," and be able to.. "dance like an idiot but do it with wild abandon."
Who is your role model? I'm really tempted to just say "Bebe Neuwirth" and leave it at that, but she's honestly not the only one. And, if I'm totally honest with myself, she's not a role model, so much as.. an idol. I'd love to be half the performer that she is, but.. I'm really not sure if there's much more that I can say. I really have a crazy amount of respect for my violin teacher. She's one of those teachers that are a total inspiration. The.. '90s sitcom teacher. And, if I talk anymore about sitcoms, I'll probably be stoned.
What trait most annoys you about other people? Knuckle-cracking. Although, that's not really a trait, but it really does annoy me above anything else. But, those who always have to be The Funny One, and can't be serious for a single minute kind of get to me. It's kind of.. a new twist on the Stepford Wives..
What do you want to do for a living? I want to be an actress. Television, movies, stage, the works. I'm also inclined to say that I want to be an author, but I can't really see how I'll ever have the patience to write much of anything. If anything could keep me from doing that, it would be my inablity to get myself to sit down and just *write.* One thing I can say, is that I can't ever see myself having a "desk job." It's just.. not somewhere I'd ever be happy. And, I'm more then willing to give up any amount of money to keep myself from something like that.
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do? I'd like to say, I'd jump right in and help them, but more likely then not, I'd sit in the corner cowering in fear. I'd be absolutely frozen..
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason? No. "Unforgivable" is unforgivable for a reason.
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
I can dance fairly well. I'm pretty darn graceful when I dance for someone who can barely walk two steps without running into a wall.
I'm able to maintain a 4.0 with minimal studying. Which, is good. Considering I have no motivation to study, whatsoever.
I'm usually able to keep myself from saying or doing things that could hurt others.
I have a longer attention span then I give myself credit for. I'm able to do something, repetatively, or just the same task for hours. Might have to do with being mildly obsessive compulsive, but I have to finish things that I start.
I'm incredibly ambitious. Despite being lazy, I have high hopes and dreams for myself, and I do intend to follow through on them. Being a perfectionist is almost helpful in this area, if simply because, I will not let myself stop until I've mastered something.
What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
I'm a bit fannish and have the tendency to be unable to get people out of my head. I'm seriously trying to work through that, but it's way to easy to just be The Fan.
I'm overly critical of myself. And never let myself believe I'm good enough. I'm always struggling to be more, even when I'm at my best.
I'm unbelievably shy, and have a hard time talking to new people. I just.. don't make friends very easily. It takes a LOT of work for me to force myself to talk to new people. I'm significantly better online, which.. I guess is something.
I'm prone to babbling. Once I open up, I just talk WAY too much.
I have very little control over my emotions. Which is also something I'm constantly struggling to improve in myself. I firmly believe that not giving into emotions is not the same as not being truthful to yourself. Now, practicing and preaching are two totally different matters entirely.
Define in your own words the following key traits:
Courage: As it has to be in our own words, I'm going to say, fighting for something worthwhile, even though it seems impossible. But, it's really MUCH better summed up by Harper Lee with, "Knowing you're licked before you begin but trying anyway."
Loyalty: Being honest with someone, even.. no, especially when it's hard to do so.
Intelligence: Not the ability to tell right from wrong, but rather knowing that sometimes.. neither right nor wrong exists.
Ambition: Being driven, in ways that you couldn't control, even if you wanted to. Needing to be The Best.
Where did you find out about us? Random interests searches, and community browsing of random journals. I honestly couldn't tell you.