Random Things Are My Specialty

I don't like the world I live in. Don't get me started on this country. Which is why I like to escape this reality constantly by reading, watching movies, playing video games, etc.

I love reading. I can breeze through a book and remember every detail in just a few hours. The Percy Jackson movie came out recently right? Well, I hate seeing movies based on books if I haven't read the book, so I just read all five books in 3 days. I love the Harry Potter series, Memoirs of a Geisha was amazing, and there's this book, called Speak, that has been a favorite of my mine for years, ever since I uh, stole it from my 6th grade classroom.

I love video games, as well. My favorites are the Legend of Zelda series and the Kingdom Hearts series. Kingdom Hearts is my absolute favorite though (you could call it an obsession, if you had to put a name to it).

I have probably the most eclectic taste in music ever. But I'm also very picky. For instance, I hate most rap. With a passion. I can listen to just about anything else, so long as it says something. I listen to music from thee 1930's to today. I love Billie Holiday. Gloomy Sunday is one of my absolute favorite songs.

Movies. I'm watching Forrest Gump right now. That's a favorite of mine. I love The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Avatar, Fight Club, The Prophecy... and a whole lot more that I can't remember right now.

I read fanfiction, as well. Mostly Harry Potter and Kingdom Hearts related. I also write them, too. Right now I'm working on a KH one, where Axel is Lucifer, the fallen angel.

That's another thing about me. I'm agnostic... more on the atheist side of that, I suppose. But I find angels interesting, in the same way I find Greek mythology interesting. But I do have a special passion for mythology (one of the reasons I could tolerate reading the Percy series through)



I am very introverted. I have two friends, and then about 3 people who think they are my friends, but I don't really consider them as friends.

I am a middle child. I'm 16, my older brother is 21, my younger half-sister is 8. I have step-siblings that I hardly ever see - my step-sister is 22, my step-brother is 18.

I haven't seen my 'father' since the summer. I  use quotations because I'm fairly certain he is not my biological father. My step-father is a ridiculous lying cheater, and yet my mother keeps bringing him back into the house.

I used to consider myself to be pretty smart. I could breeze through school without studying or even staying awake in school, and get 90s and 100s. Junior year, everything changed. I never learned how to study because I never needed to, so I'm barely passing two of my most important courses.

I want to be a psychiatrist. I figure that if anything could change my mind in college, it would be the Greek mythology. i figure that's the only other thing I'd be happy doing; teaching mythology.

I've never had a real boyfriend (6th grade hand holding doesn't count).

I haven't had my first kiss.

I am completely against drugs and cigarettes. I can't understand how anyone could do them, knowing the risks.

I am straight, but i am a gay rights supporter.

(this is a really good part of Forrest Gump)

I'm easily distracted haha. I can't stay still for more that five minutes. In school, my leg bounces like crazy when I sit in my desk.

My house is filled with the laziest people you'll ever meet. I do all of the cleaning and whatnot, which often leads to screaming matches with my mom. She doesn't have a job. I don't understand why she should sit around and do nothing. I'm just saying.

When I go to college, I don't plan on coming back.

I'm afraid of the dark, and pretty paranoid. I am terrified of death. I'm scared to have children (I've had this feeling that I was going to die in childbirth since I was about 8) but I do want to adopt.

I have a very short temper. Any little thing could set me off.

But I don't hold grudges. I've tried, but I can't.

I make the mistake of revealing way too much information about myself, at times.

I have this dream. I want to spend a year living homelessly on the streets of NYC. Granted, that's only a half hour drive from where I live in Long Island.

My less important dream: I want to spend a year in England, just so I can try to pick up the accent.

I suck at Spanish and Math. I love English. I'm a grammar snob.

I do not like southern accents. They make me a little mad. Don't know why.

My favorite animals are wolves. Lions are a close second, simply because of their overall badassery.

And that is about it. At least of what I can think of at the moment.


... Oh, and I love musicals. RENT and In the Heights are my favorites. I know every word to both soundtracks.

And now that's about it.

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1 Response Feb 27, 2010

Hi. Your story reminds me of myself. So I thought I'd share with you my own experience.<br />
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When I was 16 I didn't have many friends either. I used to hang out with a group of really nice girls at school but I was close to only 2 of them. Then in a period of 2 years, one of them moved to another country and the other one changed schools. The only other person I felt relatively close to was my sister. She went abroad for further studies. I kept in touch with them but it wasn't the same anymore. <br />
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So for the next 2 years I practically lived completely inside myself, absorbing information from the external world but interacting with it as little as possible. I read a lot, I watched movies, I listened to music, I thought a lot, I dreamed. I was so introverted I felt I might as well be invisible and it wouldn't be any different. In fact, at the time I thought maybe it would have been better. <br />
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And I love mythology too. And history and learning about different cultures and societies. I used to spend my spare time in the library reading all I could. And when I came back home I would surf the web and be fascinated by the cultural wealth and depth we have inherited. <br />
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I wasn't interested in boys at that time. I wasn't interested in making small talk with acquaintances or gossiping with my girl friends either. In short, I was a solitary teen and I couldn't see it any other way. <br />
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Now that I think of it those years were perhaps the hardest and most awkward I had to live through. But they were also well worth it because that's what made me who I am today.