♠ Basics ♠
Likes: Sleeping pills, a nice cold bottle of beer or five, Jon Stewart, sci-fi, writing/composing music, my shoddy piece of crap guitar, marmite, British and Japanese comedy, contemplating the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, travelling into London.
Dislikes: The printer at work, train fares, ignorance, when people 'drop in' without prior warning, incompetence, idiocy.
I'm incredibly open-minded, and it really does take an absolute shit ton to faze me. I consider myself to be pretty intelligent, as well as generally competent and skilled at most things I have a go at. Basically, I can be completely relied on in a professional sense.
Quick thinker, trustworthy, loyal, intuitive, supportive, perceptive, resourceful, good sense of humour.
When it comes down to it, I would do absolutely anything for those I love. I'm the sort of person that would put herself in between a friend and whoever/whatever is threatening them. No one messes with the people I care about and comes away unscathed.
I have the ability to make an impression without too much effort.
I take incredibly bad care of myself. I'm practically nocturnal, which probably has something to do with the fact that i'm a terrible sleeper. I'm more often than not, my own worst enemy, and I dwell on far too much, for far too long. But why change the habit of a life time?
Self-destructive is my default setting, and i'm horribly pessimistic. I sometimes end up pushing those closest to me away because I often need my own thinking space. And doing space.
I'm an absolute perfectionist, which can make me come across as a little arrogant to those who don't really know me. My standards for myself, as well as other people, are ridiculously high.
It pains me to ask for help, and damn if I don't come across as a bit snappy sometimes. I'm rather dismissive if something doesn't grab my attention straight away, and really quite stubborn when someone tries to get me interested against my will. It's hard to get me to change my mind.
♠ More In-depth ♠
Introvert or extrovert?: Extrovert.
Hard Worker or layabout (or somewhere in between)?: Definitely somewhere in between. Or to be more precise, a weirdly balanced mixture of the two.
Are you the leader type?: I can naturally take lead, and enjoy having a relatively large amount of control over a situation. Whilst there are certain people I would willingly follow, I prefer to do things my own way. Purely because I know I can get them done well, which everyone then benefits from.
Are you adept at raising others' spirits?: I'd say so. Getting someone to smile and laugh is a fantastic feeling, so I always make sure to have some sort of little comment on the tip of my tongue. Hell, sometimes just being relatable is enough, you know? Making sure they know that you're in the same boat.
Do you consider yourself popular?: In terms of being able to get along with pretty much anyone? Yes. I always try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. After all, you should never judge a book by it's cover. To be horribly clichéd, hah. I got a lot of shit when I was a kid for how I dressed and the type of music I was into, and it always bemused me how someone could be so cruel to another person because of something so inconsequential.
People who first meet you probably think you are: A little snarky, but friendly none the less. I have been described as eccentric, but i'm not sure how applicable that actually is. Apparently i'm pretty likeable.
How do you handle high-pressure situations?: Relatively well. I can steam roll ahead no problem for the good of everyone else, but when I get stressed, it takes root pretty deeply. I'm the sort of person that rips up a piece of work that i've been trying to perfect for hours, just because I can't quite get it to the standard I want. Oh, and swearing. I whole lot of swearing goes down, too.
Are you self-motivated, or do you rely on the encouragement of others?: Difficult. Overall, self-motivated. But you can't deny that the belief someone has in you isn't a boost, regardless.
Do you work through unpleasant situations for your own satisfaction, or to prove yourself to others?: I've never felt like i've had to prove myself to anyone, luckily. But then again, I wouldn't say I work through things for my own satisfaction, either. It's more a case of I do what I do, because I have to.
♠ We Stand Alone Together ♠
Your weekend pass has been revoked. What were you planning on using it for?: I'd grab a couple bottles of whatever is at hand, and go bother the BFF. We'd hunker down, relax, and have a chat. But because vicodin_martini is pretty straight laced, no doubt she'd convince me to nip down to the cinema with her. And by convince, I mean guilt trip.
You've been dropped into Normandy. You're all alone, it's pitch black, and there are Germans round every corner. How do you react? Who do you encounter on your trek to meet up with the rest of your battalion?: First and foremost, i'd check what gear made it through the jump with me. Do a quick inventory, so to speak. I assume it'd be inevitable coming up against a few enemies, so i'd deal with them as quickly as possible. No hanging around, stay low, stay hidden. No point trying to be a big hero at this point. I'd hope to bump into some friends. Considering how far away we'd be from our objective, having a small team would definitely be an advantage. Plus it'd put my mind at ease knowing some of us made it ok.
You're caught in heavy fire and you see a buddy take a hit a few feet away from you. Do you go and help him, or immediately dive for cover?: I'd instinctively rush to help. After all, that's my man out there. My comrade, my friend. Once reaching him, i'd see what the damage is, and try to get him to relative safety. I'd spare a few seconds in making sure the boys behind me are taking cover, too. All the while screaming for a medic, of course.
Many of your fellow paratroopers take the opportunity to grab a few souvenirs whilst billeting in towns. What, if anything, do you take and why?: I find the idea of taking something that was once someone else's slightly uncomfortable. Especially if it's obviously a family heirloom. But at the same time, i'd definitely want some sort of memento. Honestly? I'd be happy with a flag or some decent liquor/food. Having something to focus on at that given moment would be one hell of a morale booster.
War is over. What are your plans for the future?: I'd imagine i'd be the sort of person that would find it hard to settle back into normal life, purely because of how mundane it would be. Now don't get me wrong, it's not routine per se that would bore me, it's the thought of being stuck in a routine that brings me no contentedness that I find worrying. I job hop as it is, because I become restless easy, so I really can't begin to fathom what my plans would be.
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