The fantastically talented BRIDGETT MORIGNA tagged me to answer these questions. So here we go. I hope I do them justice.
Do you speak any foreign languages?
- Actually, yes! I’m conversational in French and Japanese and my German’s a little spotty. Oh and I took Latin for like 10 years.
You can live anywhere in the world, but you have to live there the rest of your life, where would you decide to stay?
- SALZBURG. Dammit, Salzburg. Take me back, Austria. That or Vienna. The theme is I’d absolutely go back to Austria.
What is the last book you read?
- The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos
What is the last thing you wrote?
- I’ve been working on a ton of blog posts and I’m really trying to get back into poetry.
Do you have a favorite Pokemon?
- Drifloon. Drifloon forever.
Do you have a favorite anime?
- Oh boy. That’s a rough question for an otaku like me. The anime that I can always go back to is FullMetal Alchemist or Cowboy Bebop. Those two are pretty strong favorites. Other honorable mentions include: Axis Powers: Hetalia and InuYasha.
Can you describe your perfect writing environment?
- It really depends on how I’m feeling. Sometimes I love sitting out in the park with a journal pretending to be Emerson. Other times I love the quiet cacophony of a coffee shop. My apartment is lousy to write in but I tend to get distracted really easily by anime or music that I like too much. So it really just depends on how I’m feeling and just how much urgency there is to finish the piece.
What do you do to de-stress?
- That’s another one of it just depends on how I feel. I’ll play fighting games, duel in TCGs or just take a walk. I’ll also listen to music or dance like no one’s watching. I’ll sew if I need to calm down sometimes or craft. If I’m working on cosplay, it’s a good time to paint an accessory or sculpt.
What do you think will be the next big book fad?
- I’m really passionate about normalization. I’m a little tired of LGBT characters and characters of color almost needing their own special section. A character can be black, gay or really anything and it just be a thing. Their entire narrative shouldn’t have to be written just solely on the fact that they are gay, cis, gender queer or anything. So let’s start to see some more YA novels that are more diverse without forcing it down people’s throats.
What sort of books would you like to see published more often?
- I really love obscura. I love picking up a book on a wide variety or very specific topics. I finished another one about the pagan roots of Christianity. So I’d like to see more books like that. I am a nerd. A huge trivia nerd. More books to feed that part of me, that’s what I’d like.
This was kinda fun. I tag Kristine and here are the questions you should answer:
- Coffee or tea?
- Which Neko Atsume Cat if your favorite?
- What are you currently reading?
- Where do you like to write?
- What’s your favorite food?
- If there was one place you could travel to, where would you go?
- If you could visit any planet without having to worry about the laws of space, time or physics: which one would you visit?
- What’s your favorite book genre?
- What writing fad are you hoping to see die sooner rather than later?
- What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?