My first best friend, since I was two years old, is a stuffed toy Simba. I grew up with the Harry Potter books and movies – they were one of life’s only constants for me from age 8 to 18. Ender’s Game and the whole Ender/Shadow series has influenced me more than I can say, having first read it at age 11, and I am a long-standing Ender nerd and devoted fan. I appreciate biting wit and cynicism, since it’s one of the few places where the truth is still spoken easily and freely.
I love music – I’m not highly trained, but it fills my heart and my head with feeling. I write music too, but rarely – it writes itself when it needs to come out; it’s my form of catharsis. So is writing writing, which also kind of works the same way, except for that I write (or I’d like to write) more often.
I believe in love, although not in love at first sight; that, I consider attraction. Strong attraction, maybe, but attraction. The day I see a conventionally good-looking person fall in love-at-first-sight with someone conventionally ugly will be the day I change my views. I believe friends dating friends is a temporary crutch, taking refuge in the one place you know you won’t be scorned or turned away. I believe that everyone will meet someone who fits perfectly into their life; if it can happen to me, who’d given up on friendship, it can happen to anyone.
I love food. Probably more than my metabolism appreciates. I love everything from chocolate and whipped cream to fresh fruits and raw vegetables. And bacon.
I like anime as well. I’ve watched Pokemon, Naruto, Deathnote and Full Metal Alchemist – in that order. (although it’s debatable whether Pokemon counts!) I am currently in love with both Enrique Iglesias and Robert Downey Jr., both of whom have yet to reciprocate. And that’s only the “real-life” people.
If I had to choose one thing to always live by, it would be the advice my third grade teacher gave our class when I was little. After telling us a personal story, she concluded by saying to always tell your parents, and those that you love, that you love them, because one day you may wish you had while you still could have.
I believe that we’re here to experience life, and that nothing should get in the way of that. When faced with a dilemma, always pick the option you know you will regret least years later. When you know something is right for you, let no one tell you otherwise. As wise old Brom said in Christopher Paolini’s “Eragon”, it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. We are all human, and others deserve forgiveness for their faults as we do for ours; however, you have to remember your self-respect and dignity – no one who loves or cares about you will ever ask you to sacrifice that for any reason. I believe that what goes around comes around, and that you get as good as you give.
One word to end this with? Chuck Norris. Because Chuck Norris.