It’s barely been two weeks since I started this blog, and already this has been one of the BEST decisions of my life!
More than the followers and likes and comments, this blog now offers me a place to exhibit my thoughts and emotions. It gives a pedestal to ideas which would’ve otherwise been long squashed. Since I have a very demanding academic life, I sadly do not often get the time to read my peers’ works, but I have never been left unsatisfied with any piece of writing you guys have displayed on this stage. Rather, I’ve found myself overwhelmed at many occasions.
I’d like to thank Rollingstones2k16 for including a newbie like me in this award-thingy 🙂 If you guys don’t know, they’re a group of four people who have banded together to create this beautiful blog- https://rollingstones2k16.wordpress.com
So lets get right to the questions, shall we?
1- Why did you decide to start a blog?
It was a spur-of-the-moment decision, actually. I’d always wanted to publish my works online, but I’ve always been scared of doing so as well. The night I started this blog, I was procrastinating on studying for my finals. I knew I wasn’t going to get any studying done anyway, so I figured why not?
2- How do you rate yourself as a writer?
This is hard. As a writer my feelings towards my works change dramatically over time. A poem I’d written when I was thirteen and which at that time I’d considered my masterpiece would now make me want to burrow underground to hide away in shame. So I’m content with what I am now, but at the same time I know that I have miles to go before I sleep.
3- Have you found anybody sharing your same likes and dislikes in this space?
I’ve barely just begun my journey, so I can’t attempt to answer this question 🙂 But I would love to find comrades here. So let me see where time takes me!
4- What do you think are the boys or the girls here..more supportive?
I’ve never paid any attention to the genders of my supporters To me, the very fact that they are living breathing entities that have somehow managed to stumble into my blog is a wonder. It seems a little rude to reduce them to their genders, don’t you think? 😛
5- Do you have some hidden passion that you have set aside thinking that it’s not practical to be turned into a profession?
Oh yes. I’m a very shy person normally, but I’ve always had a passion for the stage. I debuted as angel Gabriel in a play during kindergarten and I remember the adults fawning over me and my ‘skills’. But as I grew up, I found myself growing into exactly the opposite of the ideal acting woman. I am short, rather weirdly proportioned (but not enough to be ‘unique’) and lack the conventional beauty movie studios demand. I gave up on my acting dream, but if I were to be quite honest, the pain and disappointment has already vanished!
6- What do you prefer? To be alone or to be with friends?
Right now, I’ve been blessed with some of the most unique and wonderful people around me that I am proud to call my friends. And yes, of course I find it fun to be with them. But I also love being alone with my thoughts. My alone time recharges me when social life tires me out.
7- What do you do when you feel down?
The problem with me is that when I feel down, I’m very very down.(Alternately, when I’m happy I’m often seen flying over the moon farting rainbows and sparkles) Most of the time I just feel so tired that I lie on my bed and pretend to be dead. Other times, I listen to my ‘happy’ playlist or paint.
8- Tell five things you have learnt from your life till now
*No one is coming to save you or wipe your tears away. You should be your own hero.
*If someone hurts you, don’t let them continue, thinking they’d eventually stop. They won’t.
*Believe a person’s actions. Not their words.
*The ‘forever’ you say when you’re in love will only last a few months in reality.
*You’re NEVER too young to watch cartoons.
9- Can you live without reading for 1 week?
Can I survive? yes, unless I mistake a vial of poison for medicine because I can’t read the label.
But can I live? No. No. No.
10- Is reading what you love most among your hobbies? If not then what is it?
It depends on my mood. Sometimes I’m a ‘paint-away-my-pain’ person. Sometimes I’m a ‘read-and-escape-reality-cause-it-sucks’ person. And sometimes I’m a ‘eat-away-your-sorrow’ person.
11- Do you mind if you die tomorrow or do you think there are many things you have there to complete before your death?
If the grim reaper comes to collect me tomorrow, I’d probably sulk in a corner and refuse to go with him. I have so many things I want to see and experience. So many places I want to set foot on. So much FOOD I wanna try.
Eleven facts about me!
# I HATE lending people my books and my food. Crash my car or steal my man, I’d probably forgive you in a few years. Dent my books, and you’re dead.
# I’d love to go to Japan, but I don’t really want to settle there because I’m too lazy to fit into that hard-working society.
# I didn’t have my first crush until I was almost nineteen. I’d always thought there was something wrong with me because all my friends were talking about boys but I was just sitting there going “chocolaaaattteee”
# Wuthering Heights is my favourite classic, but I find Cathy’s and Heathcliff’s ‘immortal’ love to be a highly toxic relationship.
# I’m very insecure. I’ve scolded most of the guys who’d approached me because at that time I’d thought they were playing practical jokes on me.
# I have a very very dirty sense of humour. If my mother knew, she’d faint.
# I write my published stories as politely as possible, but my personal diary is crude enough to make a nun blush.
# When my parents bought me a barbie instead of the roller blades I’d wanted for my birthday, I stripped her naked and left her outside in protest whenever a guest came to visit.
#I’ve been bullied and back stabbed by ‘friends’ so many times that its really difficult for me to really open up and trust someone.
# I’ve always found celebrities aesthetically pleasing, but I honestly don’t understand how people can develop crushes on them. I feel like that’s the most shallow kind of ‘love’ a person can ever have.
#I had my teenage rebellious stage when I was nine. Mom is yet to let me live it down.
I nominate the following lovelies 🙂
TrainOfThought (I know you’ve done a lot of these, but hey :3 )
Austin L Wiggins
And here are your Questions!
1- Who inspired you to write?
2- Is there any talent you would trade your writing skills for?
3- Which fictional world would you like to live in?
4- Have you ever been attracted to a fictional character?
5- Is there a character you like in a book, but you’d run away screaming from in real life?
6- Do you want to publish a book? if yes, why?
7- Has there been anyone who made fun of your writing?
8- Are your parents and peers supportive of your writing?
9- Would there have been any noticeable difference in your demeanor if you hadn’t been a writer?
10- When life throws you lemons you…?
11- Your favourite book and the song you associate with it!
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All the best! 😀