This time last year, I filmed a really embarrassing Q&A vlog, where I talked and pulled lots of weird faces and said lots of strange things. This year, however, I decided to do a written Q&A, because it’s far easier to answer questions when I don’t have to worry about how terrible my hair looks and whether my boobs will escape from my shirt.
I don’t understand how vloggers do it, I really don’t.
Anyway, this year I got lots of wonderful questions, and had a lot of fun answering them. Thank you to anyone who asked me something!
What motivates you to blog?
Definitely other bloggers. I don’t think I’d still be doing this if it wasn’t for the lovely bloggers who inspire me every day. Whenever I’ve taken blogging breaks, I’ve always wanted to come back after seeing amazing content from others, and wanting to remain involved in the community. I don’t think I’ll ever stop blogging!
If you can be a hero or villain, what would your abilities be and your ultimate goal?
I’d definitely be a hero and love to have mind-reading powers. It would be so cool to know what was going on in people’s heads. My ultimate goal would be to catch bad guys through reading their thoughts. I’d be so terrified of taking them on, so this would be the perfect way to get around actually confronting them – I’d just tell on them, sneakily!
Or I’d become the hero of pizza, I’d have the ability to make pizza appear, and my ultimate goal would be to get everyone eating pizza. Because pizza.
And what is your ultimate goal****?
My ultimate goal in real life is just to be happy. I’ve got lots of huge goals for what I’d like to achieve in life, but none of that would be worth anything if I wasn’t enjoying myself. Situations change and so do priorities but happiness is always important.
Are there any games you’re looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to the new Spider-Man game and Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon. The Spider-Man game looks very similar to the Batman: Arkham games, which I love, so I’m so excited to try it! As for Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon, I’m excited to see how it differs from the original version. Plus, it’s Pokemon, so I’ll have to get it!
I’ve not really been keeping up with game trailers lately, or I’m sure there’d be a lot more!
Any exciting plans for the summer?
For once, I have quite a lot planned over the Summer. I’m going to Hyper Japan next week, hopefully meeting up with Holly and Pauline, then spending a week down in London at the start of September. I’m also off to see a couple of shows at the theatre and there’ll hopefully be a few sunny days out with friends!
Cat also asked:
What’s a dream cosplay you’d like to do one day?
And Katy asked:
If you had no limitations (money/time/etc) who would you most want to create a cosplay for?
So, I’ve put these two questions into one as they’re very similar, and also such fantastic questions! Here’s my answer…
In the near future I’d love to create a Koro Sensei cosplay. He’s a giant, alien, octopus, teacher (yes) from a manga/anime called Assassination Classroom. I’ve already started planning it, but it’ll probably be the most difficult one I’ve attempted.
I’d also love to cosplay as Jane Foster’s Thor and Watchmen’s Sally Jupiter. I love both of the characters and their costumes are fantastic!
If I was to choose something crazily unrealistic though, it’d have to be Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. I can’t imagine ever even attempting it, but it would be so cool!
Would you face off against zombies or vampires?
I’d rather go against vampires, because zombies really freak me out. Plus, I’ve watched enough True Blood to know how to stay relatively safe!
What world would you love to live in if given the choice? Can be games, movies, books and etc;
If you’d have asked me this question when I was 11, I’d definitely have said the world of Harry Potter, because I was obsessed with everything Harry Potter related. I used to pretend to be Ginny Weasley in primary school, and I’d make lists of all my classes and pack a wizard-style school bag. It’s such a magical world!
Now, being all old and sensible, I’d pick the “world” of the TV show Cougar Town. Even though it’s set in the real world, in Florida, I’d love to live a life full of sunshine and fun like the characters do. It always makes me so happy and I’d love to be there!
What is your most prized possession?
I don’t know if I have anything I’d describe as a “prized possession”, but the most sentimental items I own are the five pound coin my Grandad left me when he died and a doll of Tilly from TotsTV that my Grandma knitted for me when I was little. They both mean so much to me, and I could never get rid of them.
What is your favourite summer activity?
Sitting inside with the blinds closed and wishing I wasn’t ginger…
I actually love going outside in summer, even though I have to be really careful not to get burnt. My favourite activity would either be sitting in a beer garden with friends or having a barbecue with friends. Because there’s nothing better than sunny days with friends!
What was your first comic con?
My first comic con was MCM Birmingham in November 2014, but I’ve been going to sci-fi and comic events such as Memorabilia and Collectormania since I was too young to see a Stormtrooper without crying. Yes, I used to be terrified of Stormtroopers! My Dad’s really big on sci-fi and collecting stuff generally, which is how I got into conventions. He used to build Daleks in our garage at one point!
I absolutely loved my first comic con, and I ended up spending way more money than I was expecting. I actually had to borrow quite a bit of cash from my dad when we were there, because I just loved everything. Plus, my dad is the worst person to go anywhere with – he’s always suggesting things I should buy!
How are you going to organise your blog? Do you have a game plan?
I’m planning to do a massive overhaul of all my old posts, which will involve adding photos, improving photos, proof-checking and small amounts of editing. I also plan to sort out my categories, design myself a fancy header, and edit all of my pages.
So far, I’ve started listing all my posts, then making a checklist for each of them. As I have over 100 posts on here, I thought that would be the most organised way of doing things. Plus, I tend to do tasks in weird orders, so I definitely need a way of keeping track!
As far as the header image goes, I’ve started playing around with design software, but I’m really out of practice. I’ll probably end up drawing something on paper first, then work out a way to make a digital version. Hopefully it will all go well!
And that’s everything. Thanks again to all the lovely bloggers who asked me something. I had so much fun answering all your questions!