I decided to include a list of my favorite things and why I love them. Because "because I said so" isn't a real answer. This list does say a lot about me, both as a person and as an actor.
- The Fall and Death at a Funeral. I love The Fall because it created this beautiful, epic fantasy world out of reality. The actors in it are amazing, especially its young lead, and most of them play dual roles. Death at a Funeral takes everything that could possibly go wrong at an already sad event, makes it all happen at once, and amplifies it times 1000. It makes me laugh out loud every time. And I mean the British version, not the American.
Favorite TV ShowS
- Fringe, Orphan Black, and Arrested Development. Fringe and Orphan Black both explore the concept of how someone is affected by their circumstances, which is something that every actor thinks about when creating a character. Fringe explores this concept through an alternate universe where its main characters have counterparts who are very different from them. There's also a character who says things like the quote on my home page. Orphan Black explores circumstance through a group of clones. These clones are genetically identical and all played by the same actress, but are distinct from each other because they have such different personalities and movements. I feel that every actor should watch Orphan Black to see how many different outcomes the same person could have. Arrested Development is a classic. Its characters are so flawed yet lovable at the same time. It also has quotes that apply to so many different situations. Another thing that makes me laugh every time.
- Tatiana Maslany. The actress behind the main group of clones on Orphan Black. She makes each of those clones so unique that I have looked at posters for the show with three of her characters on them (and in similar poses) and forgotten that they are all played by her. I can't help but think of all of her characters as distinct people separate from her. Somebody give this woman an Emmy already! Hell, give her all the awards!
- Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire. I have never seen this play performed. I have only read it and performed in one scene for an acting class. When I read it, I could not stop laughing. The characters were both outlandish and relatable. I could visualize a world in my head where all of those characters lived.
Favorite Video Game
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This is my favorite Zelda game and favorite video game in general because of one character named Midna. She is one of the few female video game characters who is actually complex. She is abrasive and insightful, but also feels guilt and shame. She is more than just a device to help the player when they need help. The game also has beautiful visuals and an amazing soundtrack.
- Cake. Nothing beats a good vegan cake, especially confetti cake.
Favorite Comic Book Series
- Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon. Or Sailor Moon to the fans of the English dub anime. *crickets* Although I will admit that the English dub of the anime is what turned nine-year-old me into a feminist. It showed me that girls can do just as much as guys, including being the main hero of a story. It takes the idea of the damsel in distress being rescued by the prince and flips it around. I loved the manga more because it was similar to the anime, but with no filler in the main story.
Favorite Board Game
- Dicecapades. It's fun! There are all these different dice and you could have to do anything with them!
- Pink. What? I like pink.
- Giant Panda. I am from D.C after all. They're so cute!
Favorite Childhood Cartoon
- Courage the Cowardly Dog. This show restored my faith in dogs after a bad experience with one. I saw through the show's creepiness and saw nothing but a dog who would go to hell and back for his owner.