Finally, here’s Part 2 of my Blogiversary Q&A! You can see Part One here. This time I’m talking about myself (🙌🏻) and music. Thanks so much to everyone who asked questions 💕
Which quality do you value most in other people?
I really value people who are open minded to all aspects of life. If you’re extremely skeptical and not even willing to entertain the ideas that there is more out there than what we know then I just don’t think we can mesh. I also can’t deal with people who are ignorant and refuse to educate themselves despite being told about things numerous times. I need people to be thoughtful and considerate and have a non-shitty sense of humour.
What is the most awkward situation you have been in, that you can recall?
My entire life is an awkward situation, haha. Every day interactions turn into an awkward encounter for me. I suppose some of the most awkward ones have been when I’ve met band members though because I’m an actual mess of emotions.
Your biggest dream?
Wow!! This is a tough one!! In an unrealstic sense it would be tour with a band. It’s been my dream ever since I was like 16, haha. I just think that’d be an amazing experience. I’d also love to be living in London.
Realistically though, I just want to recover from my mental illnesses and move to Melbourne.
Career wise though, I have no idea? Something in the music industry would be amazing. Like working for one of the big alternative scene magazines like AP, Kerrang! or Rock Sound!
Can you tell us a story about the strangest place you’ve ever been to?
Unfortunately, I’ve yet to visit too many strange places! With my paranormal investigation I mostly go to a location that used to be a settlement in the 1800s and an old Inn! The inn doubles as a bookstore though so that’s super cool. I think the strangest could be a Multicultural Centre that used to be an old maternity hospital. There’s a basement there with a wall built in the middle of it so it seals up a room. You can still even see where a window used to be, which is strange because it’s below ground. There’s no plans as to what the room that’s been sealed is and no one’s even attempted to tear it down. They were doing work in the basement and everyone who was working down there started getting sick for no reason (it wasn’t any kind of old building causes) so everyone decided to leave it, haha. So yeah, I have no idea what that room was or why it was sealed.
Beth @ Reading Every Night asked:
Asides from blogging what has been the best part of the past year for you since you started blogging?
Asides from meeting all the wonderful people in the community ♥ it’d probably have to be opening my Society6 and RedBubble stores! I never in my life thought people would want to pay money for something I designed. It was a real confidence boost.
What is the weirdest dream you’ve had?
Where do I even start, tbh??? I lucid dream all the time so that results in a lot of weird things. I think my subconscious is just really messed up 😂 I’ve had recurring dreams and I’ve continued dreams after waking up. I suppose the strangest thing though is that I’ve had dreams that have come true (that I’ve had no control over like my cousin being pregnant and football scores, haha)! The worst thing is definitely when I experience sleep paralysis. It’s honestly the most terrifying thing.
Reg @ She Latitude asked: What was your last dream (that you could remember) and what do you think it means?
Sometimes I dream so much through the night that I wake up tired, haha. The most recent dream I had was a bit of a blur, but I just remember a dolphin??? Apparently seeing a dolphin means you want to move forward and are in tune with your emotions, but apparently if the dolphin is hurt then it means you’re distressed and in the dream I was worried about the dolphin because I knew something bad was going to happen to it. So basically I want to move forward, but I’m scared? Which is pretty accurate lmao.
Jess @ Beaucoopbooks asked: Describe your dream home.
Oooh. It would definitely be in the middle of the city. I’m not very good with architecture so I don’t really know too many of the technical terms, but it’d either be an EXTREMELY modern and open planned apartment or one of those studio/loft apartments? I’m not sure how to describe it so here are some photos! Basically, I just want to live in an apartment in the city.
What outfit do you prefer to wear to pretend to do sports? :p Cos we all pretend, right?
My exercise is so non existent that I don’t even have a preferred outfit 😂 If we could wear our pyjamas though I feel like I’d be more inclined to hit the gym.
If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
CHEESECAKE ALWAYS. I’m not actually a huge desert person, but I LOVE CHEESECAKE. And brownies.
Sara @ Freadom Library asked: What the fuck is footie? Haha is it like American Football? And why are you so obsessed with it?
Okay, so Sara wins the Q&A game because she gave me an excuse to talk about football. Also, I warned her that this would get out of hand so #SorryNotSorry 💁🏻
Footy = Australian Football League.
It’s actually more like Soccer and Rugby than American Football. It doesn’t really share all that much in common with NFL. In AFL you don’t throw the ball you handball it (weird pass that involves hitting the ball with your fist). We also don’t wear any kind of padding/protective gear. It’s played on an oval (that’s waay bigger than a basketball court or soccer field) with a weird shaped ball and Australia is kind of obsessed with it. There are exceptions though, but those people are missing out on something great 😉
The aim is to get the ball between the two big sticks. You get 6 points. Or 1 point if it goes between the smaller sticks.
I’ve been in love with the footy since I was 15. I grew up around it, but didn’t really start caring until like 2005. There’s currently 18 teams in the league and the team I support is the West Coast Eagles. We’re relatively new to the competition because for like 70 years the AFL was just Victorian teams and then it eventually branched out to the other states in Australia. In those 30 years we’ve won 3 Grand Finals which is pretty good considering some Victorian teams haven’t even won that many. We were also the first Non Victorian team to win a Grand Final, which a lot of people weren’t happy about back in the day 😂 We’ve definitely have a lot of ups and downs though, but that’s what being a supporter is all about and I’d still love them if we never won another game. I can’t stand people who just jump on the bandwagon on whatever team is currently the best.
It’s so hard to describe in words why I love it so much, but there’s just something about seeing an amazing piece of play or seeing your team win that is so indescribable. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my boys happy. I watch and rewatch games. I’ve lost my voice from screaming at my TV. I love the connection between the players. There’s such a strong friendship. The loyalty makes me so all emotional. The fact that all my boys are willing to put their body on the line to get that win or help each other. It’s so good.
I love it because of moments like this:
Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook asked: Coffee or Tea? Beach or Lake?
COFFEE!!!! ALWAYS. The only tea I drink is chai or iced. And even though I’ve never been to one I’d have to go with lakes. I live near the beach and I think the ocean is beautiful, but I hate being at the beach. I appreciate the aesthetic of a lake so much more. I hope I answered these right, if not I’m sorry 😉
Ashley @ Inside my Minds asked: Who are your favorite R&B/Hip-hop artists?
Ahh, this is a genre I’m not overly familiar with. When I was about 13 I went through a huge R&B phase, but haven’t listened to it much since haha. Back then I was crazy about JA Rule & Ashanti collabs (which is why I freaked out over that song on the Hamilton Mixtape!), Nelly (DILEMMA WITH KELLY ROWLAND WAS MY JAM) and Usher. I LOVE Beyonce and Rihanna, but who doesn’t? My other favourite would be an Australian artist Tkay Maidza. Some other artists I currently occasionally listen to are: Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Zayn and Frank Ocean.
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads asked: If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
THIS IS THE HARDEST QUESTION EVER!!!! There’s SO many??? If I was forced to choose though I’d probably go with Hold On Till May (Acoustic) by Pierce The Veil. It’s a song that means so much to me and one that I really connect to on a personal level. Hearing it live was one of the most cathartic experiences of my life.
Melissa @ Book Nerd Memo asked: If you had the chance to put together your own musical festival and could choose any bands (dead, alive, not together anymore) to perform at it which ones would you choose?
This is such a good question 😍
I’d probably go with a line up of all the bands from the MySpace days. I mean a lot of them still exist, but I’d have them all play their albums from like 2005-2007. So it’d be like:
- Fall Out Boy playing From Under the Cork Tree
- Panic! At The Disco (original line up) playing A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
- The Academy Is… playing Santi
- All Time Low playing So Wrong It’s Right
- Boys Like Girls playing their self-titled
- Cute Is What We Aim For playing The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch
- Pierce The Veil playing A Flair For The Dramatic
- My Chemical Romance playing Welcome To The Black Parade
- Simple Plan playing Still Not Getting Any
- Paramore playing Riot!
- You Me At Six playing Take Off Your Colours
- Mayday Parade playing A Lesson In Romantics
- and then other bands like Forever The Sickest Kids, The Maine, Every Avenue, Yellowcard, From First To Last (with Sonny Moore), Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus ect.
I want it to be the most Emo festival to ever exist, basically.