My only goal in writing is to make someone feel something. That and to try and write something half as good as Traveler by The Straight Elf. Let's hope I at least accomplish one of those.
I've been reading fanfiction fairly regularly for about 5 or 6 years, mainly within Harry Potter, though I have read a great many Elder Scrolls stories as I find the universe and the folklore that it contains enthralling. I hadn't written in any capacity outside of an English classroom up until only recently, so the stories that I write are my initial, blind scramblings into the art. My favourite book in the Harry Potter series is Goblet of Fire, hence why many of my stories tend to feature it so prevalently.
I don't have a great deal of free time in my life, so I struggle to find an occasion to write, though it has become one of my favourite things to do.
Update (03/05/2018): As my uni exams are approaching, The Life He Leads is taking a slight pause. The moment they're finished, I'll have the whole summer to write and to get things going - I'm really looking forward to that. I'll still check my PM's, so if you have anything you want to know, I'm available through that.
I recently got a message that said my profile was boring, so here goes.
Who is your hero?
Daniel Cormier. Or Robin Williams.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
What is your biggest fear?
Baked Beans - always have been.
What would you change about yourself if you could?
The number of words I can write in a day so that I can get chapters up quicker.
What really makes you angry?
Being rude to people just doing their jobs.
What motivates you to work hard?
That I know I can always do better.
What is your favorite book to read?
The Count of Monte Cristo, followed by Great Expectations.
What makes you laugh the most?
Any of Frankie Boyle's work.
What was the last movie you went to? What did you think?
The Greatest Showman; it was jubilant and I urge you all to go and see it. Hugh Jackman was phenomenal.
What did you want to be when you were small?
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
I'd love to be Thom Yorke for a day, so that I knew what it felt like to be responsible for making OK Computer.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
Cricket; I'm pretty good.
Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
Fly via Abraxan.
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Simple Song by The Shins.
Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably my Grandma's roast dinner; her roasties are phenomenal.
Who is your favorite author?
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
Bread boi. I once did acid and the only thing I said to my best friend in the day I was tripping was just the message - 'BREAD'.
Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
Dislike - I like control.
In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read?
Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
Alaska, because Hawaii is far too close to active volcanoes for my liking.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
If it were my consciousness, I'd go back to about three years ago and destroy all of my exams. And then I could listen to my favourite albums for the first time all over again.
How would your friends describe you?
What are your hobbies?
Reading, writing, playing Civ.
What is the best gift you have been given?
My Dad once bought me an original copy of Blue Monday by New Order on 7'', so probably that. He also gave me his original copy of Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division, which was amazing. I'm a big JD/NO fan, if you couldn't tell.
What is the worst gift you have received?
One of my friends once bought me a Terry's chocolate orange for my birthday. The issue was that I'd been no sugar for about a month before, and so I nearly died from the sugar.
Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
List two pet peeves.
Well, in writing. One; poor grammar. Two; unoriginality.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully alive, hopefully happy.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Tell nobody, and live a care-free life and write.
What form of public transportation do you prefer? (air, boat, train, bus, car, etc.)
Car - I love driving.
What's your favorite zoo animal?
Do Deer count? If so, Deer.
If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
Prevent what happened to Alan Turing; the world is worse because of it.
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
How many pillows do you sleep with?
What's the longest you've gone without sleep (and why)?
74 hours; Mania.
Would you rather trade intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence?
I don't have a great deal of either.
How often do you buy clothes?
Four times a year.
Have you ever had a secret admirer?
Yeah - she was in my Geology class in college. She was very pretty, and I'm sort of annoyed she never told me she liked me.
What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Probably told a girl I liked that I like her. I have severe social anxiety, and it nearly killed me.
What was the last thing you recorded on TV?
What was the last book you read?
I re-read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo recently; as good as I remember.
What's your favorite type of foreign food?
Are you a clean or messy person?
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Like 10 minutes.
What kitchen appliance do you use every day?
What's your favorite family recipe?
My Grandma's apple crumble.
Do you love or hate Rollercoasters?
What's your favorite family tradition?
We have a barbecue on Christmas Eve; We live in England btw.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
My Dad and I listening to his record collection when he came home from work.
What's your favorite movie?
Good Will Hunting.
How old were you when you learned Santa wasn't real? How did you find out?
My parents never told me he was.
Is your glass half full or half empty?
Neither. It's never going to be exactly half anything. Gotta be precise.
What's the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
Ran four miles.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
My iPhone (Music and eBooks). My charger. An infinite power supply.
What was your favorite subject in school?
Maths - I'm a Maths student at Uni.
Do you collect anything?
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Have you ever had a surprise party? (that was an actual surprise)
What do you do to keep fit?
Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?
If you don't succeed, don't worry. You're not a budgie.
If you were the ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce?
Legalisition of recreational drugs.
Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
Mr Gayfer, my Maths teacher - his banter was top notch.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Works best when left well alone.
What song would you say best sums you up?
Tsunami by Told Slant.
What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?
Andy Samberg would be cool.
Who was your first crush?
Girl: Natalia Tena
Boy: Matt Damon (In Good Will Hunting)
What's the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?
A very beautiful church.
On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are?
Like a 1.
What was your first job?
If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?
Probably Pink Floyd.
How many languages do you speak?
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
A Deer - I'm not sociable.
What is one thing you will never do again?
Watch the Green Lantern. Terrible Movie.