Your Name, or Alias: Jiangling
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Strong Points: Creativity, Intelligence, Vocabulary/wordplay, Emotional strength, Ability to learn quickly, Ability to function as a mediator, Ability to easily gain people’s trust, Ability to manipulate people if I want to, Willingness to try new things, Good memory for detail, Good at maintaining very close relationships when I feel it’s worth it, Self-confidence (when I’m not fighting off depression), Independence
Weak Points: Sports/physical activities that involve a physically competitive aspect (As in I enjoy and am not too bad at tennis, archery, dance, etc, but don’t like most team sports, feel intimidated by them, and tend to be pretty bad at them. I far prefer a battle of wits to a battle of force), Mild tendency to bite off more than I can chew (as in too many classes and activities), Obsessiveness/one-track-mind at times (for a recent example, I keep talking about my FFXII fanfics, favorite quotes, observations, etc to a friend who hasn’t played the game. Thankfully he doesn’t seem to mind), Tendency to feel anxious or inadequate (this being the counterpoint to the aforementioned self-confidence), Sometimes have a hard time saying no to people (so I try to avoid having obligations to people in the first place aside from family and very close friends), Tendency to leave things unfinished
Likes: My fiancé (more than anything), writing, drawing, otherwise doing creative things, feeling like I’ve done something helpful/meaningful for someone, successfully pulling something over on someone (guilty pleasure), exploring new places, feeling like I’ve accomplished something, feeling like I’m held in esteem (I rather enjoyed my entire introductory Chinese class looking to me for help/treating me like a Chinese language god), making money, hiking/camping/otherwise being out in nature and away from society, the smell of wood fires
Dislikes: Obligations being forced on me, Busywork, Large crowds, Being stressed (though I seem to be frequently), Being kept from doing things I want to do/need to do to get rid of aforementioned stress, Being kept in the same environment too long (like sometimes I just can’t stand being in my dorm room), politics, morons, people who don’t carry their own weight, people who badly abuse authority
Hobbies/Talents: Reading, Writing, Drawing/Painting/Computer art, Video games
What kind of a first impression do you believe you make?: Smart, well-mannered, friendly (but not necessarily approachable, by which I mean I make friends fairly quickly with those who I am likely to get along with, but that tends to be on my own initiative and people tend to find me decently attractive but it took until I was 17 before anyone asked me out), professional if that’s what I’m going for, silly fangirl if that’s what I’m going for, but generally pretty reserved unless I’m talking to someone I have a strong feeling I will become close friends with (I am a very good judge of character and tend to act on those feelings, though I do so with a sensible level of caution). Basically, I project intelligent and generally pleasant, modified by the situation/person I’m meeting.
Describe yourself in Three Words: Intelligent, Caring, Creative
Leader, or Follower?: Depends on the situation. I lead in the absence of anyone else competent. In a group setting I work better as a mediator and/or secondary leader.
Optimistic, or Pessimistic?: Generally, the opposite of what makes sense in the situation. I lean toward pessimistic in most cases, but have a strange habit of becoming an optimist when things are going to hell (as I’ve noticed more than I would have liked this semester). I can sometimes enjoy highly inopportune situations based on the knowledge that they’ll give me a good story later.
Introvert or Extrovert?: Introvert. I’m not asocial, but idle chatter with people I don’t know very well tends to bore me at best and make me mildly uncomfortable at worst. I prefer long, involved conversations with people I know well. That said, I do start to go a little crazy when I feel like I’m lacking companionship or a community for too long.
What Quote best describes your outlook?: For some reason the only thing that is presently coming to mind is Balthier saying “With each passing day, the world finds new and exciting ways to kill a man.” I sure there’s something more descriptive of me around somewhere but I must say I love that quote. I guess I associate with it based on the aforementioned shit-happens-and-I-become-optimistic phenomenon.
When you acquire LP, do you most love to spend it on Weapons, Accessories, Magick, Boosts, or Technicks?: Depends on what’s accessible, what I already have, and what kind of character I’m working with.
Most Beloved Character from FFXII: Balthier, who has a number of very good quotes and reminds me of my fiancé in some ways
Most Reviled Character from FFXII: Bagamnan or Vayne. I feel like both of them are a little too flat and don’t get enough explanation for their motivations. Of the two, I dislike Bagamnan more because pointlessly and endlessly cruel isn’t exactly something I tend to appreciate. Lust for power I can deal with.
Photos: I don’t generally like giving out photos to people I don’t know (caution and whatnot, you understand), so we’ll stick with a description here. I’m a Caucasian female, 21 years old, 5’7”-5’8.5” depending on who’s doing the measuring, with long brown hair bleached blonde at the tips that I usually wear in a ponytail, but sometimes braid or do other interesting things with. If it matters, I have a cumbersomely large chest, which is nice for the sake of appearance but highly irritating in a number of other ways. Overall, I consider myself generally attractive.
Since my moral code is probably somewhat contradictory based on the above answers, I’ll clarify a little bit. I have a self-defined moral code that doesn’t seem to quite match any standard one. In general, I believe in being nice or at least cordial to people and generally telling the truth. Lies are occasionally a necessary evil, and I admit to get some guilty pleasure out of pulling them off successfully. I also realize that the key to lying successfully is to tell the truth 99% of the time. I also sometimes like to tease and fluster people, but I’m not mean.
Congratulations, you now know more about me than most people I’ve met in real life.
Apologies for the accidental doublepost and formatting issues. They've been fixed.