More awesome stuff- Jill’s finally started watching Doctor Who, and since she likes to marathon through these things, she’s already at the end of season/series 4! This makes me immensely happy. We showed the first episode to Sanaa, but she didn’t seem to like it :( She is, however, planning to watch Sherlock soon, so I guess that makes up for it. And I’m spending a lot of time talking about my friends’ television habits. Sorry I have no life… So let’s move on to Questions!
What is your favorite conspiracy theory?
Favorite conspiracy theory? I worry about you sometimes. I don’t really have a list of conspiracy theories I particularly like lying around. The only one I can really think of is the whole area 51 thing. So we’re gonna go with that one.
If I told you that there are ancient Egyptian artifacts in a cave in the Grand Canyon, would you believe me?
Who do you consider your role model(s)?
Well, a lot of my family members. Like, my parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles. A lot of my teachers too. Since, you know, I’m planning to become one…
Which member of One Direction do you think is the
Probably Harry, who, by the way, also happens to be the youngest and farthest from our age. Bummer… :P
N Sync or Backstreet Boys?
I was a Backstreet Boys girl when I was little. I think I wanted to marry one of them. Brian, maybe? Despite the fact that I was about 10, and he was like 30 and already married.
Who would play you in a movie of your life? Who would play your love interest? Who would play all of us?
To figure this out, I had to find a bunch of actors/actresses close-ish to our age. Cause in my movie, there will be no 30 year olds playing teenagers! Feel free to let me know if you have better suggestions for anyone.
Me- Emma Roberts?
As far as love interest goes, I don’t have one of those in real life to go off of, so I just picked the first actor I thought of who’s close enough to our age that it wouldn’t be creepy: Alex Pettyfer, from I am Number Four and Beastly :)
Luke Kleintank, who plays the newest Squintern in Bones, would also be cool (by the way, have you seen the season finale Jill? I hate cliffhangers!!!!!)
Shelby- Ariana Grande
Amy- Jenna Ushkowitz
Rachael- Selena Gomez
Anna Beth- Dianna Agron
Jill- Jennifer Lawrence
Amber- Alyson Stoner
Sanaa- … I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find Asian actresses until I started looking…
Ok, I don’t know enough famous people for this, and I’m sure it shows. So I have a challenge for you guys! Can you come up with a better list of actresses/actors to play us/our Hollywood love interests? I’d be really interested to see what all of you guys think. You could put it in the comments, or your next blog, or even the etcetera section, but I really want everyone to give it a try! Please?
Can a guy be too much of a gentleman?
Yes. A relationship is supposed to be based on equality, so that both members are giving and taking equally. If the guy is trying to do everything for the girl, won’t let her open her own door, pay for her own food, or do anything for herself, then that can get irritating and, more importantly, unbalance the relationship. I’m not saying that gentlemanly tendencies aren’t appreciated, or that it isn’t nice to know that chivalry is not, in fact, dead, but, like anything else, chivalry needs to be given in moderation. For the relationship to work, the guy needs to realize that throwing himself at a girl’s feet is not the way to go. He can help her and be there for her, but he also needs to let her help herself, and help him. If she wants to open the door for him, then he should go through said door instead of insisting on getting the door himself.
If Seneca Crane didn’t have the awesome beard in the movie, do you think he would have still been such a likable character? Lol
Disclaimer: Sanaa, and anyone else who hasn’t seen the movie yet, skip to the next question!
Of course not! The beard, in my opinion, makes the character. I mean, you get so caught up in how cool his facial hair is that you don’t even think about how he is responsible for the deaths of 22 kids. It is true that the movie character does seem more reluctant to be outright brutal, and he does butt heads with President Snow a bit in an attempt to lessen the cruelty, but he is still Head Gamemaker, and he seems to enjoy his job quite a lot up until it leads him to a bowl of nightlock.
What is your favorite thing you’ve ever dressed up as for Halloween?
Well, from the time I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, pretty much the only thing I ever dressed up as was Hermione. I’m not even sure I can remember anything I dressed up as before then, it’s been so long.
What’s the best prank one of your siblings has pulled on you?
Well, nothing particularly prank-like is coming to mind. When I think of things my siblings have done to me, the first things that come to mind are my brother dropping a fish tank on me and my sister running me over with her bike. That was all accidental (I hope), and not all that funny. I mean, sometimes Nathan decides to jump out at me when I come home, but I can’t think of anything that they’ve really planned out or orchestrated to get me. I guess they’re just not quite as sadistic as certain friends of mine...
What irrational fear did you have as a kid?
I was super afraid of tornadoes. I remember seeing a show or something, like on the weather channel, that said the sky could be blue and clear one minute and then there could be a tornado the next, so I remember sitting in my room and seeing the clear sky outside my window and being convinced that there was going to be a tornado. A little bit irrational? Yeah…
Oh, and I don’t think you ever answered this one: If the 10th Doctor came in the TARDIS and wanted you to be his companion, but you could never see any of your friends or family again, would you go with him?
Why are you so obsessed with this question? You asked it several times, and I believe I did answer, though apparently you weren’t listening :P
And anyway, I said no. I think being a companion is best as a temporary thing. It’s kind of like a super epic road trip around the universe. You get to go, see all these amazing sights, fight bad guys, maybe save the world from certain doom a couple of times, but then you get to go home and use what you’ve learned to live the rest of your life and hopefully help make the world a little better in the process. Hanging out with the 10th Doctor in the TARDIS for a little while would be a once in a lifetime opportunity, but I definitely wouldn’t want it to comprise the entire rest of my life. I’d want to be able to come back to my friends and family and get on with my life here on earth :)
You said that “You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness” is your favorite line of the song “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Why do you like that line best/what does it mean to you?
I think the main thing about that line that first intrigued me was just how poetic it is, and also how it makes you want to argue with it at first. Like, you hear the line, and you want to say it’s wrong: people don’t like being sad; how could they get addicted to it? But then you think about it and it’s true. There are times when everyone opts to be sad. As a minor example, I know there are days when everything is going wrong and I just want to be in a bad mood. I don’t want people to comfort me, I don’t want anyone to rationalize my feelings or try to explain anything, I just want to be able to be sad or mad or grumpy for a little while. You know what I mean?
What the song seems to be talking about, then, is in more of a relationship context. They’ve both realized that the relationship isn’t working, that they aren’t compatible and they’re just doing harm to each other, but they still choose to stay together despite knowing that it can bring nothing good for them. They know that they would be happier apart, or just as friends, but they have become addicted to the “sadness” of the relationship, and they don’t want to let it go.
At least, that’s kind of how I thought of it. Any other thoughts on the meaning of that line, or of the song in general? Do you guys have a favorite line that you want to talk about? I’d like to hear about it :)
Should I go to film school or try to get an internship/job after graduation?
You should look/apply for both and then see what the best options are.
If you were a superhero, what would your superhero name be?
And that’s all for now! This week, it looks like Anna Beth has made a comeback as favorite! Both because she had some really good questions, and because no one else posed any. Feel free to leave comments and Questions! No ideas on what to comment about? Why not give your thoughts on who would play us? Or argue with me about how I answered a question? I like interactions :)
Love you guys!