{ In Which I Freak Out About My Personality Type Because It Suddenly and Spontaneously Changed }

Saturday, August 19, 2017


(EVERY TIME I SEE THAT FEATURED IMAGE I FLAIL OVER IT BECAUSE MY PRETTY FONT. <3 I'm addicted to downloading fonts. Don't question me.)

Anyway, that's a super duper long title, Anika.

yes, yes I do love this gif so very much

BUT I'M ALSO FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW AND RUNNING IN CIRCLES LIKE A CHICKEN BECAUSE...

I am not longer an ENFP.

I am an INFP.

no, I am totally not obsessed with this gif either. that's crazy.

Yes, I have joined the League of Introverts. I am now sworn into this band of people who hate social interaction and want to sit inside all day and read a book.

Well, not really, but I have become very introverted in the past three months. And then I took the test just because I like to every now and then...

and I fainted.

Well, not really, but I was shocked. And I mean REALLY shocked.

Because who doesn't like change?

Pfft, totally not me. Why would you even think that? I LOVE change. Couldn't get 'nough of it. #not

But, then, something happened; I began to hate things I loved and love things I hated. I know, I know. It's SO. WEIRD. LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME.


things i used to love but i now hate doing:
  • There's this thing called social interaction that I have to do sometimes now and nah ah. No thanks. Nada. ME NO LIKEY. XD
  • And then there's this other thing called talking to strangers. *laughs* It's torture now.
  • And THEN there's this thing called SOMEDAY YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO GET A JOB AND HAVE TO TALK TO STRANGERS EVEN MORE OFTEN *cries*

things i used to hate but i now love doing:
  • I love when I have time to lay on my bed and close my eyes and fangirl internally about Keefe think about life and spend some time to myself.
  • And I also love being by myself in quiet places. Especially outdoors. It makes me impossibly happy.
  • And I love sleeping now. I used to, like, HATE when I had to go to bed but now I look forward it...?
I know, I know, it doesn't.

I feel so very different just because that E changed to an I. I know that what an online survey says doesn't define you, but doesn't it feel strange to be known as something for so long and all of a sudden change into something else?

But, don't worry. I'm still me. I'll never ever stop being me no matter what personality type I am.


So, what did you think of my crazily messed up ramblings about the wonders of introvertism (YES, AUTOCORRECT, THAT IS, IN FACT, A WORD)?

Are you an introvert, or an extrovert? What personality type are YOU?

Have you ever had your personality type change before (WITHOUT your permission)?


Until we meet again,

{ Beautiful People \\ Baie Vano }

Friday, August 11, 2017


Hello, everyone!

It feels like FOREVER since I've done a Beautiful People link up. Probably because I haven't done one since... *goes to check*

February.

February 15th, to be exact.


Well, I'm doing it now! Because that's what counts, right?

Anyway, I am going to be using Baie Vano from SECRET NOVEL for this BP linkup (yes, I haven't told you about it because it's a SECRET). She is a secondary character I am trying to get to know better. Enjoy.

the lovely questions & answers


what can’t they live without?

Baie wouldn't be able to live without her family. She has two siblings, and they and her parents mean the world to her. She also probably wouldn't be able to live without food and water either because, haha, she needs those to survive.


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name 3 positive and 3 negative qualities about the character.

Positive: 
  1. Baie is very caring and kind.
  2. She would do anything for those she loves.
  3. She is very skilled in the art of the sword (or any blade, really).
Negative:
  1. Baie has a tendency to blame herself when other people get hurt.
  2. She also tends to believe the negative things people say about her.
  3. She is very curious, which can be both positive and negative at different times.

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are they holding onto something they should get rid of?

Baie does have some stuff that she is holding onto for the sake of memories, but none that she should get rid of.

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do they have any pets?

Baie loves animals, but no she does not have any pets. Her parents are already sure that their kids are the only animals needed in the house.

Readers: OH THAT WAS A TERRIBLE PUN ANIKA.

Me:


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if 10 is completely organized and 1 is completely messy, where do they fall on the scale?

Well, Baie can be very organized at times and then very messy at times. I'd say that she's a 5 or 6 in most places. In certain places though, such as school or her bedroom, she is probably a 3.

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what most frustrates them about the world they live in?

Baie gets frustrated most with the evil and pain in her world. She doesn't like it when people get hurt or when bad things happen, and she gets frustrated when it does happen.

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how would they dress for a night out? how would they dress for a night in?

night out:
  • Baie would wear a cute dress and her absolute favorite type of shoes, what we would call strappy sandals. She likes floral or nature prints on clothing, as well.

night in:
  • On a night in she would wear something simple; a comfortable sun dress or maybe just a shirt and some shorts.

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how many shoes do they own, and what kind?

I'd say Baie has about...6 pairs of shoes. 2 pairs of strappy sandals, 2 pairs of boots, and 1 pair of flats and 1 with heels. The boots she'd wear more outdoors, but the rest are more indoor or formal shoes.

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is there something or someone they resent? why and what happened?

NOPE NOPE NOPE.


Too many spoilers would come if I answered that questions. Sorry!

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what's usually in their fridge or pantry?

There's always something sweet in their house, the result of her older brother, Cayson. And a whole bunch of other stuff. I don't think I could name them all, and I probably don't know them all either. There are always some fruit and vegetables, though.


It's been SO long since I've done Beautiful People! Did you enjoy this? What do you think of Baie? She's SUPER sweet and caring and (*cough*) my favorite character I've ever created in the history of my books (and that goes back a while!).

{ 5 Things Every Writer Needs and Would Die Without }

Saturday, August 5, 2017


So, you may have noticed my new blog header (I bet you guys are pretty tired of me changing it). You may still see a few more tweaks here and there (I'm trying to get drop downs to work on Blogger), and all of my pages will be updated soon.

Now, there are eight things (maybe there are more, I dunno) that writers need. They can't even live without them. So, being the kind, tender hearted person I am, I have made it all into a cute little list for you to feast your eyes upon. You're welcome.

5 Things Every Writer Would Die Without:

  • Coffee / Caffeinated Tea
Because, obviously, we need caffeine. How would we survive endless nights of editing and editing and editing and writing? (Notice how many times I said editing?). I mean, I enjoy editing (yeah, go ahead and laugh) but it takes so looooonnnggg. Like hours and hours and hours. GAH.
  • Pinterest
Pinterest is our prompt/character picture/scene inspiration/pretty much anything writerly universe. We use it all the time and the result can sometimes be the dreaded Pinterest-block (yes, 'tis a real thing) where you spend more than three days without touching your Pinterest account. *cue horrified gasps*
  • Notebooks
I'm telling you guys, I would go crazy without notebooks. I have probably filled 100 of them up to the brim in my lifetime with drawings, stories, ideas, notes, everything. And, that reminds me; I need to buy some empty notebooks... :P
  •  Editors
By editors I mean alphas, and betas, and critique partners, and actual editors. Because not matter what who can do all the editing for one whole book by themselves? No one, I tell you. No one.
  • Books
Because this one is so #obvious. Books are things we draw writing energy from (that and food because we all know we NEED food to write). We draw inspiration and encouragement from them too. We also  flail over  their fantastic covers, hoping that ours will someday look as fabulous. 


What are some things that YOU need to write?

Do you like coffee/tea?

PS: If you want, go check out my new and improved...author site! Here's the link: http://authoranikajoy.weebly.com/

Until we meet again,
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