Background: My ELA teacher had us all write an essay describing ourselves. This was written in the beginning of the year, when I really didn't know how to properly write an essay. Over the course of the year, I've gotten a lot better at writing them. So, if you wish to compare now, to then, skip around a bit.

Who Am I?

I have always been talented in more than one way. When I was little I could write with both hands, and I was the smartest in my class. Of course as I grew older I got more talents and sadly, I lost some. By second grade I was the tallest kid in class, and I was the best at reading. Hold on though, because two years later I was a master at dancing. I could do the worm, moonwalk, and a difficult Russian dance. I was the best at the Russian dance, though. So great in fact, that I decided I was going to show off to my friends at recess. It was a fantastic idea! In the end, I lost my balance, and fell, ending up in the nurse's office for hours in searing pain only to find out later that night that I had broken my ankle and wrist. Luckily for me, as I moved on in life, and got over the embarrassment of breaking my bones trying to impress not-so-good friends, my talents moved from physical activities to safer and lazier hobbies. I fell deeply in love with writing and drawing in fifth grade. What had turned me towards that path was the book we made. I was awful at drawing, and looking back, my writing was horrid, but there was something about doing it that I loved. I couldn't place my finger on it, but the feeling of serenity I got from performing those activities made me come back to it again and again and again. So after years of doing nothing but writing and drawing for a majority of my time, I finally looked to books to help with my plots, characterization, and setting. I looked to books, and art to help me with my skills. Speaking of skills, I don't only have epic dance moves, lovely drawing and writing skills; I also have my beautiful voice. I love to sing, and I'm the kind of person that if a certain song came on, I'd start singing along like there was no tomorrow. Literally the other day, I was doing my homework, and listening to a random list on Spotify, when the most amazing song came on. I didn't even notice I was singing, until I start shouting along with the lyrics and was able to hear myself. Though, one thing to beware of with me is that I love to randomly break into song and dance. I, like so many other people, blame Disney for that. So when it comes to talent, I was just born with it.

Being brilliant can mean a lot of things. It can stand for my intelligence, or something's that's just fantastic. I'd like to use it both ways. I know very well that I'm not stupid. I like to be challenge, and have my smarts tested. I think that's brilliant, considering most kids don't really like that. Then there's the just being amazing. I don't know about most other people, or what they think, but I'm pretty fabulous. Just like the Doctor from Doctor Who, my interests are strange, and different, but absolutely brilliant! Another side effect from being brilliant is having an unexplainable interest that you just can't understand yourself. I love to write in the comfort and safety of my own home, while most kids want to go outside and smell the fresh pollen and dog poop. I don't understand my strange, anti-social behavior, but I can try to explain it as being a side effect from being brilliant, because my strange habits, and interests have led me to even greater brilliance. So, there's nothing to not like about my different and unique personality that shines through my outer shell, and radiates in powerful waves off of me, so you can tell I'm different without me even having to speak.

Of course, if there's one word that can describe me in a million ways, fangirl. I'm a huge fangirl. I love all things considered geeky; it's what I naturally fancy. I can't help loving dorky, and break any and all social norms because a vast majority of pre-teens think that Doctor Who or Naruto are lame fandom choices. Well excuse me, but I think Justin Beiber is a bad singer, One Direction is cliché, plus their songs are totally unoriginal and Cody Simpson is a little boy who got his fifteen minutes of fame, nothing more. Oh yeah, I went there. People don't understand what's it's really like to be an anime fangirl, or like a TV show from across the world. There is little to zero chance of seeing the TV show star anyway, and now to make it worse, he's halfway across the world in the United Kingdom! That's not fair to me, not at all. Yet, it's worse with anime, because if you want the right one, you subconsciously fall into the storyline. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but if the storyline is powerful, the characters are very well developed, and the animation is just right, you feel like you're a part of it, and you feel involved. Then you start to develop feelings for these little animations because you forget that's all that they are. You forget that they are drawings. Then you fall in love with the characters. So, being a fangirl has it's ups and downs. Yet, there's the super duper fun part which is roleplaying and cosplay. I've been there, and done that for Halloween, which was fantastic! I showed up to school dressed like Itachi Uchiha, and had to explain to people who he was and why Itachi was a hero. It was great, and I got a lot of strange stares. There are also the times where Alysan and I get emotional, and we see a sunset. One of us with take the other's hand and say something on the line of, "Let us run into the sunset, Lee!" and then the other one with shout, "Yes Gai-sensei!" Then we dash off into the sunset feeling dorky and proud of our fearless fangirl roleplaying. I think that is hands down the funniest thing to do that's free. Now, there are comic cons, and anime conventions. I can't say I've ever been to one, but my brother had nothing negative to say when he got back from his and neither have any of my buddies who have gone. If there is one thing that sums me up pretty well, it's that I'm a fangirl.