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My self-summary
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 inside).

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 outgoing.

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
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
- I make the best deer-in-headlights face for pictures. The very best.
- 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
Apparently, my curly hair. It's Pantene approved.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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 Chronicles.

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.
Six things I could never do without
- 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 better.
- 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 one.
- 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
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
Goofing off somewhere!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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
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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