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Basic Facts About Me

Name: Emerald Victoria Michaels (or Em for short)

Gender: Female

Sex: Female

SO: Kyte

Location: Central Indiana, the southern bit of it anyway

Home: central Indiana?

Birthday: February 14th.  (I was born in 2000, which technically makes me 15, but I identify as late 20s-ish.)

Religion: agnostic with pagan leanings?

Personality: Generally pretty laid back, but I can come off as very strong at times - very intense.  It's gotten me into trouble before, which is frustrating, but I can't exactly control who I am and how I am, can I?  I'm very protective - of Beth (who is my sister), of my friends, of anyone who I consider very close.  I'm rather sarcastic and often talk rather loudly and can get obnoxious at times.  Again, part of who I am.

Current living arrangements: I kinda share Beth's room with her.  She's got a craft room with a bed tent in it.  It's pretty epic.

Family: Well, since Beth is my sister, I guess her bio family is mine as well - which means I actually have three sisters, a crazy mother who I'm pretty sure is bipolar and is definitely narcissistic, and a distant, alcoholic father.  We also have a half brother, who passed away before we were born and sometimes occupies the headspace with us - although he hasn't been here since we moved to Indiana.

Work: Beth currently works her ass off teaching workshops and going to classes.  I currently spend my time derping around, making craft projects, and making life interesting. :P

Hobbies: I watch stupid amounts of TV, and read a lot too.  I also crochet, and do counted cross-stitch.  AND TALK IN CAPSLOCK OMG, especially when I get excited about ponies and stuff.  I also really enjoy riding our scooter all over the place. Also, making and wearing steampunk related stuff.

Music: My musical tastes are ridiculous.  I listen to dubstep, and electroswing, and the occasional bit of 80s music.  I'll give everything a listen, though.

The Care and Feeding of Emmers

1. How can I tell if you're angry?

Probably when I start tossing out the swear words and going on and on in OMG CAPSLOCK. Swearing and capslock together = angry Emmers, so you know.

2. How should I behave around you if you're angry?
Let me get it out of my system. Sympathize with me if you can, if not, just keep your feelings to your own journal. S'all I ask.

3. How do you want me to behave when you are hurting emotionally? How is it best to comfort you?
If I'm hurting emotionally, let me vent about whatever's hurting me. Try and be supportive of me if you can - I appreciate a good listening ear and a big hug. If you've been in a similar situation, tell me about it. How'd it go, stuff like that. Just... be there for me. When I've broken down emotionally, it's hard for me to process because usually I'm the stronger one - occasionally I do need someone to be strong for me, instead of me being strong for everyone.

4. Are there things we should not discuss?

I'd really rather not talk about Beth's family - they make me very angry, 'specially with how they treat her.  Also, don't talk about the ex-husband.  I effing HATE him.  There are other people that fall into the "Do not discuss" category, and if they come up in conversation, I'll tell ya.

5. How should I treat you when you are ill?

Send me text messages and cold medicine, srsly. But really? When I'm sick or physically hurting, text messages are great. Beth and I share a phone, and have unlimited text messages, and it's so much easier to just reach a hand out from under a blanket to grab the cellphone and read/send messages than it is to drag the laptop out of whatever hole it's hiding in and use that. But yeah, keeping me company is generally the best thing. And be patient with me - I tend to get mentally sluggish when I get sick.

6. What makes you happy that's in my power to grant you?

Hugs. Good comments on my artwork and craft projects. Comments on my entries. XD I'm pretty easy to please.

7. How would you like us to recognise your birthday?

Wish me a happy birthday - it's as easy as that. If you want to send presents, I guess it's okay, but it's definitely not expected. I'm just happy to be here, screwing around for another year. :D

8. Are there any standing categories of presents that would be appropriate or unwelcome?
  • Books are great. I love fantasy and sci-fi. Especially books about vampires.
  • Coffee. I love coffee. If you wanted to send me some gourmet coffee, or hell, even stuff from Dunkin Donuts, that would make my year. (Same goes for coffee mugs.)
  • If you make journal icons and stuff, I'd love it if you made some and sent 'em my way for my birthday. :D
  • Handmade goodies. If it's made by hand, it makes it super special, that's how I see it.

  • Anything really expensive. I don't want anyone to spend a huge amount of money on me.
  • Clothes. I'd rather pick out my own clothes. XD

9. Are there times of the year that are difficult for you? Please explain if you are comfortable.
October and November are particularly bad months for all of us - some bad things happened to Beth around Thanksgiving back in 2003 that still tug at us, as well as in October of 2014. Also, Beth's birthday is a tough time for us, considering that's when our brother George died. (I'm not even kidding. He died, four years down TO THE FRIGGING MINUTE, before Beth was born.) 

10. Are there important anniversaries in your life?

December 1st. S'when I became vocal.

11. How do I cater for you if you are visiting me?
I dunno, just lemme be myself. Make sure there's coffee available if we're sticking around for an extended amount of time. Don't mind me if I get really silly. Stuff like that. I've never really gone and visited someone who knew who about me, though, so I dunno how to tell people to be prepared for me if I come visit. 

12. If I want to contact you, how should I do it?

A PM is probably the best way right now - while I do have Google Chat, I don't tend to use it much anymore. You could also email or text message me - ask me for either my email or my phone number through a PM. Keep in mind, though, I do share a phone with Beth and may not always be able to reply promptly.

Date: 2012-08-07 08:34 am (UTC)
disastrously: A fox, with a piece of bread in his mouth. (Default)
From: [personal profile] disastrously
Em! Hello! I added you.

And this is a hug. A big one.

Hell, I'll toss you occasional pms. We miss you.

Also, randomly, Emmers is the cutest nickname ever. Just saying.

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