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21 February 2012 @ 09:40 pm
IS that a Cutie Mark on Zecora's flank?  

Honesty: All About You!
Name/Nickname: Blue.
Since LJ likes to be legal, are you 13 or older? Yes.
General Location: The U.S.
Briefly describe your personality My usual go-to beginning trait to describe my personality is "reserved." I'm for the most part quiet and a come-and-go-as-I-please sort, and I value personal space and privately-spent time. I'm introverted and independent, and apparently make the sort of first impression that either endears people or puts them off. I do my best to be polite and hospitable, however, and I've been called a softie with an iffy exterior, and I really love spending time with people I'm close to. I'm apparently a bit territorial in theory which can extend to odd accommodation-yet-possessiveness/over-defensiveness regarding people and "causes", and I'm usually thought of as gentle, but I can be quite aggressive if I "need" something or am responding to something I take as an offense.

Apparently my thought process and personality are "specialized" - I'm rather selective but vehement about and focused on my interests and priorities, and I do most definitely have an "element". I'm accused of "living in the trees" and thinking too much - I like to be alone with my thoughts, interests, and personal projects. I'll break my quietness when I feel whatever I have to say is worth it in any way and think over my phrasing maybe a little over-carefully, though when I'm done I typically speak rapidly and softly on top of being wordy. I have a sort of odd pride and a want to be respected, which inconveniently enough makes me hesitant to actually do anything about and causes me to trip myself up. I'm curious and honestly somewhat nosy, and I think its a waste of time not to be thinking, and not to be honest - another reason I try to keep quiet and overthink the way I'm conducting myself is that I can be blunt.

Strengths-wise, I'm intelligent/analytical/creative - I can be overanalytical, that or much too literal, but I really, really love mental stimulation and am thoughtful and love the arts in general.

I'm also loyal and devoted. I have a little of a short attention span and really can't get into things that don't interest me at all, but give things all I've got when they matter to me, which also applies to people. I'm told I'm genial towards those I warm up to and a marshmallow towards those I really warm up to, and I do my best to make myself a good investment.

For miscellaneous other bits, I try to keep a healthy sense of pride also, and do my best to be civil and honest. Though I have a serious bent as I'm told, I'm complimented on having a good if dry sense of humor, and really do just plain and simple like doing fun things - I'll play a frivolous joke if the timing seems promising and get a lot of enjoyment out of things I like.

Weaknesses-wise, I'm infamously obsessive - I tend to stall nitpicking on things I have to get done because I have to get them just right and focus on the details, sometimes excessively, that or abandon or scrap them entirely; I'm cautious/paranoid and read to much into/generally overthink things, which tends to lead to me being indecisive even over completely trivial things or finding things to worry or get into a mood over; I take being "devoted" too far on some counts, I give anything that matters to me my all and fix on things I feel strongly about, but I can't get into anything I can't get interested in and have a short attention span, and I'm stubborn and opinionated and much as I don't want to admit it I really wasn't told I use high standards everywhere for no reason; and you have the idea.

I'm very much introverted, which as has been called out before dips into reclusiveness. I really like privacy and time to myself on the me-side of it and on the others-side tend to feel intimidated or challenged by complete strangers and annoyed and a little smothered by large groups or crowded places, and I'm secretive, even towards people I'm close to depending on what I'm hiding - I'd really just rather not make some things their problem.

For other miscellaneous bits, I'm impatient, quick to feel challenged or embarrassed, unforgiving and not quick to trust, sensetive in both the positive and negative senses, melancholy, slightly absent-minded, and detached in a way that ranges from seeming aloof to not quite in-touch, and I do think my emotions are rather acute, but I'm not particularly comfortable with them or one to talk them over in a straightforward manner - I'm the sort who tries to internalize and ponder them on my own and in the process add extra complications to them.

Dislikes: Noise pollution, obnoxiousness, harsh light, being pressured, superficial mistakes, cumbersome sarcasm, gender politics, interruption, time constraints, being patronized, scrambled order.

Loyalty: All About You And Your Friends!
In your group of friends/family you are... (Check all that apply)

[] The Loud One
[X] The Quiet One
[] The Athlete
[X] The Smarty Pants
[] The One Who Loves to Party
[] The Hard Worker
[] The Trendsetter
[X] The Artist
[] The Leader
[] The Random One
[X] The Animal Lover
[] The Musician
[] The Boy/Girl Crazy One
[] The Dork
[] The Cute One
[] The Overdramatic One
[] The Night Owl
[] The Mature One

Kindness: All About Your Favorites!
Please tell us your favorite(s)...

Color: Blue.
Season: Autumn.
Food: A random assortment, but most anything involving apples, mushrooms, or fish, and I'm also fond of coffee. XD
Musician/Band: Garbage, Placebo, An Horse, The Killers, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Moby, Kaki King, and Billy Talent.
Movie: My favorite handful are most likely Pulp Fiction, 9, and Mirrormask.
T.V Show: Honestly most likely My Little Pony at the moment. XD I don't have cable and so am unlikely to just "pick up" shows, but I also like Criminal Minds and Sherlock.

Laughter: All About Choices!
Please choose one or the other. You may elaborate on your answers if you wish...

Day or Night? Night.
Spicy or Mild? Mild. Too far on the side of spicy and it overwhelms itself.
In a Group or By Yourself? I really prefer working alone, partly because I'm finicky and feel the need to have everything done a certain way and would rather monitor the way everything is going, and I'm also fond of setting my own pace. I probably could work comfortably in a team of people I already trusted enough to assume we're all on the same wavelength or knew how everything would fit together with.
Dreams or Reality? Making use of dreams.
Giving or Receiving? Giving.
Work or Play? I want to say "enjoyable work." While this might be a trite answer, I'd think ideally something that seems like neither one nor the other.
Water or Fire? Water.
Air or Earth? Earth.
Rule or Be Ruled? Everything really depends on context/details - if I think I have any right to or just don't trust/lack patience for anyone else's judgement but my own in a formal group setting, I'll try to take responsibility, but I'm more inclined to follow people I really, really like and/or really, really trust.
Plan Ahead or Go With The Flow? I try to be premeditative, but to have everything completely regimented before hand is easily thrown off.
Wallflower or In The Spotlight? Wallflower, although I have to admit that I love for any work I do to have a spotlight.
Organized or Messy? Pffha another "it depends." XD

Generosity: All About Your Hopes, Dreams, and Talents!

What is your dream job? While I used to jump straight to "writer" when asked this, I'm really not entirely sure. I've daydreamed about way too many jobs, but they include, regardless of my actual aptitude for them, writer again, painter, profiler, cook, museum curator, and designer of a couple of different kinds. One could most likely play one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-others with any one of those.
Where do you think you'll be in ten years? That really isn't an easy question to answer, especially seeing as I can't even come up with an adequate response to the previous question. XD I could give a few pieces of what I'd like to have in ten years, but...
What are your special talents? Again, I don't feel I have a particularly strong answer for that, though it's probably my fault for telling myself I ought to have one clear, obviously-defined destined special talent by now.
If you could change one thing about your personality, would you? What would it be? I think in most moods I'd say yes, though I suppose I'd rather find a way to slowly "fix" it as opposed to reversing it with a snap of fingers or blink of a horn in this case and I'm not entirely sure how to home in on what I'd change.
Who or what inspires you? Another question I can't answer very smoothly, but for now, loyalty and generous ambition. And so that I can say something for "who", of all people it was Stephen King who gave me a basis for my articulate idea of creativity (he described writing fiction and I s'pose art on the whole by extension as "finding" something, not "making" something).
If you could make one wish... what would it be? I apologize, but another pass. X_X

Magic: My Little Pony

Why do you like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? A good bit of the appeal is probably rooted in the fact that it's all around pure, positive, and idealistic while avoiding seeming insincere, pandering, or patronizing, but I think that the characters both in themselves and their relationships are my favorite part - very endearing and beautifully-constructed and -written.
Princess Celestia or Princess Luna? Luna is priceless.
If you had a cutie mark, what do you think it would be? I do not have an answer I'm confident or pleased with. XD Maybe a pen nib splashing into water - something like a shot of a drop hitting a surface of water with the drop replaced by a pen tip.
Which episode is your favorite? Why? Aiyah. I can't help but go to thinking fondly of Sisterhooves Social and Baby Cakes, maybe or maybe not because they strike a nerve with me as the eldest of four siblings with a large age gap between the first and last two. XD But I also loved the sheer payoff of Suited for Success and Sonic Rainboom.
Which Element of Harmony are you? (This will not affect your final vote, but you can choose not to answer) By process of elimination, Generosity or Loyalty. Again, whether or not I personally have any right to say I exemplify either, I really value them. On the other hand, I'm too moody and blunt to be Kindness, too high-strung and gloomy to be Laughter, and even though I really dislike lying too secretive and evasive to be Honesty.
And I cannot do magic.
Anything else? Not that comes to mind. Thank you very much!

Please Post the Links to 3 Applications You Have Voted on Here... You Will Not Be Stamped Until You Do This!
I think I'm moving but I go nowhere: happy applejacklosingallbeauty on February 22nd, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Started out thinking Fluttershy but those weaknesses and everything else say Twilight Sparkle.
Jay: Sportstangerinefox on February 23rd, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh, there is Twilight Sparkle all over your application! :)
Getting naked is not on the agenda for today: Rainbow Dash: Ponies are mainstream.duster on February 25th, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
I started out going "totally Fluttershy." But as I got to the end you seem way more Twilight Sparkle.
scriptedflight: moustachescriptedflight on March 12th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Without a doubt Twilight Sparkle
bellehepburn on April 3rd, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
Twilight Sparkle
bellehepburn on April 3rd, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)