17 Things I Love

 

Hey guys! So I wrote this a little bit in advance but today is December 7th, 2016 meaning that I have been alive for 17 years! So in honor of this, I wanted to tell about 17 things that I love. These things rang from television shows, book series, hobbies, foods, and absolutely whatever else that I can think of.

This list is in no particular order.

 

  1.  Writing!

I have been obsessed with writing for as long as I can remember! With my dyslexia, you would think it started after but that is actually not the case. I have always really liked the idea of storytelling and when I was struggling through dyslexia and all of that, I have a vivid memory of writing this story about two girls from very different worlds finding out they are sisters. Like a celebrity and a normal person, a princess and a commoner. I have no idea what I was wanting to do with the story but I had written out they met more than 30 times and I was constantly drawing pictures for this story (even though I sucked at drawing!)

However truly writing didn’t come to me until much later and my love for writing and my interest in the pursuit of writing was a long process. However, I began writing poetry in the fourth grade (so like 2009-2010) when we had this class in the library about what poetry was and what haiku’s were and so much more and I just fell in love.

I dedicate my love for poetry to Mrs. Wilson who worked in the library at my middle school.

During the summer of going into 6th grade, I was taken into the world of fan fiction (which will be delved into deeper in another spot!) and I began to read it obsessively on this website that was called Quizazz but later changed to Quotev.

On this website, I wrote two stories that were original. My story about Dyslexia (published on February 3rd, 2014) and another story about a train that is no longer published. During this time, beyond these stories, I also obsessively wrote my own fanfiction that would later be published on Wattpad (via thinking that Quotev was officially too childish and I had ran out of fan fiction!)

Many, many, many attempted stories later would result in the Social Butterfly which is still my pride and joy for the fan fiction part of my life however I ultimately gave it up when I began pursuing The White Butterfly which I began writing in 2015 and on Christmas Eve of that same year,  I finished it.

Before The Social Butterfly, however, I knew that I wanted to be a writer and my biggest problem was honestly just getting my story out there and being motivated enough to write it.

In the seventh grade ( so like 2012-2013), I met two people. A girl that I called Rainbow and who would become my favorite teacher of all time, Mrs. Thompson.

These two encouraged me in ways that I never believed and to this day, I thank them for thinking of writing as a profession rather than just an interest. They also convinced me to submit my first poem into a poetry contest at my local library’s poetry contest (that I lost but I still loved the experience and continued!)

2. Harry Potter

Literally if you ask anybody that I know personally, they will tell you that I have an obsession with this series. Which is one hundred percent true because while I hate the character with a passion, I love the world and other characters. I love that there is so much to debate about the series and it isn’t even the magical portion of this series that I love, what I love is that she put so much thought into this series that I could write history books about these various topics that have nothing to do with stupid Harry James Potter.

I had always kinda loved Harry Potter, as a child my brother was never home a lot and he was really important to me as a kid and I began to love the series because I associated him with the series.

However, it was not until I got hurt (I don’t remember how) and I had a lightning bolt cut on my forehead, similar to the character itself which caused me to research the series more which introduced me to Harry Potter fan fiction.

Of course, my interest in the series has changed a lot varying from Harry himself to Draco Malfoy (marry me?) to the teachers to the Marauder Era, light versus dark, the parallels to the real world and the series, and so much more.

3. Coffee

Okay so ever since I was little, coffee was like heaven from above. My mom would only let me have one cup of coffee every couple of months in these super tiny tea cup with teddy bears on them.

As I grew older and my mom stopped caring how much coffee I have had, the magical powers that I associated with a kid continued.

4. Gilmore Girls.

This is a show that I have watched like 6 times, I even stayed until 3 a’clock in the morning (stupid Eastern time) in the attempt to watch A Year in the Life which I did manage to do (finishing at almost 11 a’clock!)

But beyond my obsessive habits with this show, I have become entranced with the mother- daughter relationships between Lorelai and Emily as well as Lorelai and Rory.

I have had my opinions of Paris Geller and I have rooted for Sookie and Jackson, I have screamed at Luke Danes for being an ass, and I have even created an all out shipping war. Team Logan, by the way though I am partial to Jess. Not Dean though, Dean sucks.

5. My Aunt’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

No matter how many times I have attempted to recreate these little pieces of love that are my Aunt’s chocolate chip cookies, I have failed epically. I am convinced that my Aunt has some sort of magical amazing powers that ensures that I must get down on my knees to beg for another one of the amazing cookies.

6. Corn Beef and Cabbage.

This has been a food that my mom has made on rare occasions from the day I was born. Unfortunately, the meal is not exactly cheap and more so, half my family hated the food until the divorce.

Regardless, this is an amazing food that I would kill somebody for (Not really..)

7. Disney / Pixar Movies.

These movies have always reminded me of childhood, of a time where I dreamed of a one true love and of a marriage so sweet and so pure. I dreamed of the life of Ariel as a child, I grew up to admire Belle for her individuality and love for books, and gradually became invested in the mechanics of the series.

The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni that introduced me to my favorite YouTuber, SuperCarlinBrothers, where we analyzed the movies way too much to find connections and I have fallen in love with the movies all over again.

8. Wifi.

Oh wow, a teenager who loves wifi, how original.

Yes, I am seventeen years old and I love wifi so sue me! I love being able to talk to my friends at the drop of a hat, I love having access to the world at the tip of my fingers. I am oh so sorry that I am enjoying the world that is around me.

This is not something to judge teenagers for enjoying as I am ensure that when you were a teenager, you loved something that the adults hated. It’s how the world works, something new comes out that we love and those who lived in a world before it tend to hate it.

So yes, I love wifi.

9. Animals.

As a child, I grew up with this dog. I got her when I was three years old and I named her Fluffy though my mom claims that she told me that, at least apparently I said that but unless we live in the world, Life of Pets, I highly doubt that.

As a child, she was my favorite person in the world. She walked with me when we walked around the neighborhood, she stayed the night with me when I was scared of the dark, she listened to me rant about friend drama, and she even protected me when she didn’t like somebody.

She was my best friend and because of her, I had a love for animals that never really stopped. Unfortunately, she passed away over the summer.

As time went on, I found a love for sharks where I earned the nickname Sharky because I knew a lot of weird facts about them (which never really went away with some of my middle school friends) and it continued on even further to Llamas and Cows and Goats, Cats, and Fish.

Currently I have 8 fish : Zaniello, Casiopa, Lyra, Ursa, Oblegine, Denubla, Nunki, Altair.

2 Snails : Leafy and Sheldon.

I love them all deeply. ❤

10. Friends.

Friends have always been an important factor in my life and it is my friends who I believe have slowly molded me into who I am today. They supported me in my choices, relationships, and so much more that they all became so very important to me.

I even dedicated my last book, The White Butterfly, to my best friend but we are currently struggling but that doesn’t mean how much she meant to me has changed and I will forever appreciate her for that books existence because I wouldn’t have finished it without her.

11. Family.

Family has always been a weird topic for me because my family is weird but for this one, my family includes the people that have stuck with me through thick and thin because I don’t believe blood is what creates family and I definitely don’t think they are family just because they are blood.

Family, in my opinion, is someone who supports you in what you do and loves you for who you are regardless of your choices and opinions and life. That family, that is the family I love and I am so lucky that I have them in my life.

12. Blankets.

As much as I love the cold, blankets are amazing. The reason behind liking the cold is because you can always get warm by putting on thicker clothes and blankets but with being hot, your only option is getting naked and that isn’t exactly sociably acceptable and plus, it probably wouldn’t work anyways.

But anyways, back to blankets, they ensure warmth and security. They are soft and they are amazing and I just really love blankets.

13. The Smell of Cherries.

There is this hand soap and hand sanitizer at Bath and Body Works with the smell of Black Cherry Merlot which honestly just smells like cherries and it is amazing.

This has been a recent interest but literally anything cherry like has been absolutely amazing for me.

14. Music.

As a teenager, I have used music as getting people to not talk to me, I have jammed out to Insane Clown Posse, Theory of a Deadman, Blink-182, and even Smashing Pumpkins. I have hummed the music of Queen, Iron and Wine, and the Beatles. I have sang at the top of my lungs to Bob Marley, Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, and Elvis Presley.

I have listened to music during sadness and anger as well as love and happiness.

15. Books.

I have over 300 books.

Clearly, I have a thing for books. They make me feel like it is a getaway from everything going on and it is amazing. I love living from another person’s life.

16. Peppermint.

When I was in the seventh grade, I was absolutely and one hundred percent obsessed with peppermint, I had like 60 peppermints that year and everyone got them for me on my birthday and on Christmas.

Of course, I eventually got weaned off the peppermint, apparently 60 of them does that to you. But I have always remembered that year, that so many people remembered and noticed how much I love peppermint and they got it for me.

Peppermint means more than just the food or the amazing smell, it reminds me of caring and acknowledgment of me, myself, and I. That so many people noticed and cared.

17. Supporters / Fans

You guys, you guys are something that I absolutely love.

You guys have supported me, you have appreciated my work and I love you guys for it, thank you so much.

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Top 10 Fictional Male Characters

 

These boys have made me weak in the knees, all for very different reasons. These boys have either proved that they are absolutely amazing for their romance with the character or simply because they were so incredibly kind that I believed they deserved a spot.

 

1. Leo Palamino

What is He In? The Right Kind of Wrong.

Why?

Leo Palamino is honestly, one of those people that is probably very, very biased. But hear me out, if you have even seen the Right Kind of Wrong, it is a movie about a guy who meets this girl on her wedding day and starts to pursue her. During this time, he is also dealing with his ex wife who wrote a blog about him and became famous. Leo Palamino is many things, he is a writer (which makes him ten times more attractive to me!), he is also determined, a romantic, a believer, and is sincere.

He remembers things too, which is something that I find absolutely sweet. I have always been a firm believer that it is more romantic if he remembers their favorite flower and he does. While yes, he fell for the wrong girl (technically) , he is absolutely amazing.

Attractive, Writer, Determined, Believer, Kind, Sweet, Sarcastic, Funny.

 

Swoonable Quotes?

“Writing, and the pursuit of a woman, like any impossible dream, are not about immediate results. They’re about telling the truth.”

2. Noah

What is He In? The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.

Why?

Noah, Noah, Noah. Noah is honestly every girl’s dream guy and the only reason why he is not number one is because I think Leo’s love for writing makes him 100% better.

Noah is the man that is sexy, strong, confident, dependable, and absolutely is amazing when in love. He never gives up and I absolutely adore that.

Some of the stuff he says, by the way, is enough to make you swoon for him.

Swoonable Quotes?

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”

“You are, and always have been, my dream.”

“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”

3.  Logan Huntzberger

What is He In? Gilmore Girls

Why?

Now, Logan Huntzberger may require a bit more of an explanation. First you have to look at his level of attractiveness. You have his beautiful blonde hair and face.

Then you have his money (which is a lot.) This fact is great but not why he is on this list.

He is on this list because he pushes Rory. He pushed Rory to step out of her well created box. He had the level of intelligence (which lets admit, smart guys are hot) that rivals her own.

He had the upbringing that throughout the entire show proved she desired and he took her out of his shell.

You also have his amazing humor and sarcasm that one could never forget about.

 

Swoonable Quotes?

“If I could, I’d also like to say a few words about my girlfriend of the last 3 years. You amaze me, Rory Gilmore. Everyday, everything that you do, everything that you are. This past year I learned that I don’t know a whole lot more than I thought I knew, if that makes sense. I’m sorry, I’m a little bit nervous and I didn’t think I would be. What I’m trying to say is, I don’t know a lot. But I know that I love you, and I want to be with you.”

“Rory, you’re special.”

4. Jack Dawson.

What is He In? Titanic.

Why?

Jack Dawson, while he didn’t have the money that Logan had, he had a romantic personality.

One of those personalities that lived and breathed romance. He fell in love easily, he was an artist. He saw the beautiful things in everything good.

Jack Dawson is the kind of guy who will save a girl from jumping off the boat because it is simply his personality. He was funny and kind and attractive. He is an optimist and paired with Leonardo Dicaprio’s looks, he earned himself a spot on this list.

 

Swoonable Quotes?

“I can’t. I’m involved now. You let go, and I’m, I’m ‘onna have to jump in there after you.”

“Well, yes, ma’am, I do… I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.”

“Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.”

“Never let go.”

5. Chuck Bass

What is He In? Gossip Girl

Why?

Chuck Bass is Blair Waldorf’s love interest in Gossip Girl.

In the beginning, he is a major… womanizer but slowly and as he falls in love, he becomes caring, kind, courteous. He listens, he is protective.

He is the kind of guy you want on your side when you’re battling whatever war you’re fighting.

 

Swoonable Quotes?

“In the face of true love, you don’t just give up, even if the object of your affection is begging you to.”

“Three words, eight letters. Say it, and I’m yours.”

“But I am me, and you are you. We’re Chuck and Blair, Blair and Chuck. The worst thing you’ve ever done, the darkest thought you ever had, I will stand by you through anything. Because I love you”

6. Barney Stinson

What is He In? How I Met Your Mother

Why?

Barney Stinson, similar to Chuck Bass, begins as a womanizer. During this time, I would never want anything to do with him however it is when we get to when he is in love.
It is when he is dating Robin that I realize how much of an amazing boyfriend he is.

His words that were so often used to pick up girl were now being used on one girl, flirting with her constantly and in love. He is loyal once he is tied down.

He is romantic, kind, sweet, funny, and downright amazing. If you’re the right girl and if you are, you are in for one hell of a romance.

Swoonable Quotes?

“You are the love of my life. Everything I have and everything I am is yours. Forever.”

“Remember when you told me to stop messing around and go get the girl. Well, check it. I got her.”

“For a long time, deep down I felt sort of, broken? But I don’t feel that way anymore. Robin, along with the idea that vengeance will soon be mine, has made me 100% awesome.”

7. Augustus Waters

What is He In? Fault in Our Stars.

Why?

Augustus Waters..

Augustus Waters is on this list because he is absolutely amazing even though there is no way I would ever, ever go out with him.

Unless I happened to meet the Augustus Waters without cancer.

But let’s not talk about that, Augustus Waters is caring.

He remembers that you’re addicted to some book. Hell, he even reads the book just so he can have a connection with Hazel.

He is also incredibly selfless, doing anything he can just to make Hazel happy.

Who wouldn’t swoon over a caring and selfless guy?

 

Swoonable Quotes?

“Maybe ‘okay’ will be our ‘always”

“I’ll fight it. I’ll fight it for you. Don’t you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I’m okay. I’ll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.”

“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

8. Patch Capriano.

What is He In? Hush, Hush.

Why?

Patch is one of those rebellious, hard to hate and hard to love characters.

Honestly, he is like one of those guys that requires a large amount of skill to write. Simply because his character is so easy to write going good or going bad.

Patch is romantic, sexy, and amazing.

But mostly, it is the stuff he says.

The below list is full of things he has said but it is not the only things on this list.

 

Swoonable Quotes?

“I love you more than I think I should.”

“But if I hadn’t fallen, I wouldn’t have met you.”

“Angel… I don’t think you understand the lengths I would go to if it means keeping you here with me.’

9. Alex Karev

What is He In? Grey’s Anatomy.

Why?

Alex Karev, like many of the other boys on this list, started out as a womanizer.

I have recently realized that womanizers can make amazing boyfriends once they find the right girl but the key is that they HAVE to find the right girl.

Alex Karev went through a lot of traumatic events, from Izzie to Rebecca to Izzie (again!) and so on and so forth.

Every single time, he stood back up and fought harder.

He was a born fighter.

Throughout the hell that is Grey’s Anatomy, he goes through a lot and every time he still manages to stand up.

He falls in love, he knows how to handle your shit, and he is amazing.

Who doesn’t love a guy who is willing to deal with your crazy?

 

Swoonable Quotes?

“It’s all supposed to be with you. I thought you got that. I didn’t think I needed to say it. So when I say I can’t say no to my friend, it doesn’t mean I’m saying no to you.”

“Look at me. You got me. I’m not going anywhere except home with you.”

10. Dean Winchester

What is He In? Supernatural.

Why?

 

Dean Winchester is the older of the Winchester brother and when I say he has gone to hell and back, I mean it.

There a lot of reasons why I think he would be an amazing boyfriend even though we don’t really get to see him in love.

He has a lot of the personality traits that girls would fall in love with.

He is a family man, so loyal that he has never left his brother even though he desires to be happy.

He is loyal.
He is kind.
He is sweet.
He is funny.
He has a good taste in music.

He is Dean Winchester and even though he is a workoholic, we all know that we would so date him if given the chance.

Swoonable Quotes?

“I just wanted to let you know, that when I picture myself happy, it’s with you.”

Honorable Mentions

  • Loki (Thor)
  • Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)
  • Moriarty (Sherlock)
  • Corey Matthews (Boy Meets World)