Among Other Things; Socialism

There’s an official report of most of the things that brought me to this point under the “About” tab, and I would love it if you would read that, but it’s also kind of stuffy. So let’s start here. Hey! I’m Amanda, and I’m so glad you’re here today.

I’m a recent high school graduate and soon to be a History major. My birthday is September 23rd. I’m asexual, I enjoy androgynous suit fashion, I’m a socialist, and a feminist killjoy. We should get along great, right?

I’m definitely not joking about any of the above, but don’t worry – I’m not going to get my communist germs or anything on you. The intention of this site is to talk about writing, because, above anything, I believe that literature (and art in general, but writing is where I’ve been blessed) is the great uniter, divider, informer, and social mover. So let’s all make some good art together, yeah?

In honor of my favorite method of making characters, which may be more controversial than the 2nd paragraph, here’s a brief character sheet about myself:

Name: Amanda Grace
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Meyer-Briggs Personality Type: INFP
Temperament: Choleric
Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite Movie: Same as above; alternatively, the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Band: Mumford and Sons
Last Book I Read: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Last Movie I Watched: Doctor Strange which was better than I thought it was going to be?
If you got to have dinner with one historical figure, who would it be and why? FDR, hands down. First, so I could hit him for Japanese internment, but then second so we could discuss just how the New Deal got through Congress. I am glad for it, but I don’t understand how in the thirties, amid all the fear of Communism, Roosevelt got the closest thing to socialism that the American economy has ever seen through a legislative body. We can’t even federally fund public education properly. Did he blackmail all of Congress? Were Americans that desperate? Was FDR just so gosh darn charming? I need answers and there really are none.

First up on the agenda, organic worldbuilding and why it’s important. See you then!



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