Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I probably spent hours trying to come up with the perfect way to
begin this. Beginnings are always rough, for I often experience a
constipation of the mind when trying to write anything that doesn't
involve an instant messaging service. But yes, beginning. Here it
is: Hi! My name is Hannia. Pleasure to meet you!
I originally hail from sunny and tropical Cartagena, Colombia, but
have moved here (for educational purposes) from... Winnipeg. I have
a love-hate relationship with that place; on the one hand, the
weather leans towards the terrible side, on the other the place
does grow on you after several years and the knowledge that you
probably won't be leaving anytime soon. The snow can be quite
pretty under the right kind of lighting, and I always loved what
passes as spring in our fair town because I liked to step on the
melting ice-puddles (ice on the outside, puddle on the
I'm usually a rather quiet person, but if the planets happen to
align a certain way (or if there's someone I'm comfortable with in
the general vicinity), I may actually pass for lively and
I have yet to tap into the intricacies of life as an adult. Which
seems to be normal among people my age... This comforts me.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Slaving away at my admission portfolio for the creative writing
program at UBC like a true champion! (Not at all spending a lot of
time pulling my hair, lamenting that I used to a better writer when
I was younger, and staring intently at my drafts in hopes that they
will magically improve the more I do so.) Writing has its joys and
sorrows. But yes, hopefully after this year is done I may
officially be on my way to a degree in creative writing, and once I
have it... JK Rowling won't know what hit her!
Also spending far too much time picking up new tv shows and slowly
learning how to survive ~on my own. Or, sort of on my own. I have
not started any more small fires in the kitchen this month. And not
ignoring the courses I am currently enrolled in at all! I am a very
diligent student. Truly dedicated. Everything gets done in time for
the deadline, at least.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- I make the best deer-in-headlights face for pictures. The very
- Accumulating tabs on my web browser. (Seem to be transitioning
from Firefox to Chrome... A move that's surprised me a bit. Oh
well, change is good!)
- Pulling off last minute miracles. Sometimes I think fate demands
that I waste time until the night before just so I can demonstrate
this fine skill.
- Radiating charm.
- Being awake at ungodly hours for no valid reason.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Apparently, my curly hair. It's Pantene approved.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin
(currently reading, almost done A Feast for Crows, sakjfhaskfhsa
this series is so depressing but that's why I love it),
Harry Potter (relic of childhood), Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, the
writings of Kurt Vonnegut, will forever have a soft spot for
Douglas Coupland (Girlfriend in a Coma being my favourite of his),
the manga series Wild Adapter (though I stopped following it a
while back... should check if it's still going on).
I read much less often than I did in the bygone days of my youth,
but I'd really like to pick up the habit again and am accepting
recs. The most non-university reading I've willingly done recently
has been.... well, considering the size of A Storm of Swords (a
book I was glued to for about a week and am amazed at how I did not
completely cease to function while engrossed in it) it's been quite
a bit, but it's just been ASOIAF and a Buster Keaton biography with
an epilogue that almost made me weep rivers. Buster Keaton. Your
life, my tears.
Films (as many as I can come up with off the top of my head, right
now): Howl's Moving Castle, Millenium Actress, A Single Man,
Watchmen for the visuals, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Shortbus, His Girl
Friday... I saw The Artist last night and thought it was fantastic!
But yes, all of these and more.
TV Shows I am Currently Following: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones
(skjhfaskf the teaser that just came out i cannot WAIT for April),
Community, Skins (for better or worse it seems), Glee (NO SHAME).
Will one day keep watching Parks and Recreation. I seem to have
stopped catching up with that show because I've decided to watch
the (unfairly defunct from what I've seen so far) Sarah Connor
For music, I'll just get on iTunes, put it on shuffle, and list the
first five songs I get:
1. Toumei Ningen - Tokyo Jihen
2. My Freeze Ray - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
3. Fidelity - Regina Spektor
4. Me Enamoro De Ella - Juan Luis Guerra (part of my 'songs I like
because I listened to them a million times while in the car with my
parents and therefore they remind me of home' collection)
5. When I'm Sixty-Four - The Beatles
Food: For some reason, I shun vegetables. Apart from this I'll eat
just about anything... especially cupcakes and other items of
dubious health content.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- My Holy Trinity of electronics (laptop, cellphone, iPod).
Probably counts as three, but I lump them into one category.
- The support of my family! One day I will return the favour a lot
- Knowledge that wherever I go, I’ll have a friend. Or that I don’t
really have to be alone.
- Basic life needs. Air, for example! I seem to be good at avoiding
drinking water, though... Some habits need to be curbed.
- Food that tastes good. I could probably live very well
without junk food, but... Habits that die hard. Here's
- Interesting and stimulating things! I could literally die of
boredom. I think. Have not tried it, but I'm sure it could happen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. I may, regrettably, be more of a thinker than a doer.
If I'm not actually doing something I mean to do, I'm probably
ruminating about how to best go about doing it... while avoiding
any execution of action. Recently I just spend a lot of time trying
to figure out what I'll be eating for the day. And going over plot
points/characters in media I enjoy...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think I've shared plenty, but... When I'm old and gray, I'll
probably still read fanfiction. Yes, even that kind.
Though I expect as much out of the fanfiction I read as I do from
great works of literature, it seems!
You should message me if
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You've made it this far! :D Or if we appear somewhat compatible. Or
if you've got a stirring sonnet dedicated to me lying around. I've
never had poetry written for me before!
P.s: You absolutely don't have to write me a poem for me
to like you. :]
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