Nickname(s): I used to be Aimz or Aimzy but haven't had a nickname for ages. I got a bit of a shock over the weekend when I saw a girl from high school who called me Aimz.
Location: Wellington, New Zealand.
Choose three adjectives that describe you: Humourous, intelligent, calm.
Choose three adjectives that describe your weaknesses: non-confrontational, introverted, somewhat lazy (I am a terrible procrastinator)
What is your favorite Jane Austen novel? Why? My current favourite is Northanger Abbey and has been for the past six months or so. I find Catherine very endearing, I love Henry Tilney, the dialogue is hysterical and the satire of gothic novels and society of the time is just so real. I have a soft spot for Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice never fails to pick me up when I'm stressed.
Who is your favorite Jane Austen character and why? My favourite character varies weekly. I love Catherine for her love for life and naivety. I wish I could be as amazing as Anne Eliot. Henry Tilney is witty and adorable. But I'd say Elizabeth Bennet is my favourite character - she's so beautifully drawn and has such formidable intelligence and the relationship between her and Darcy is so well-written.
Do you agree with the quote, the course of true love never did run smooth? Explain: To an extent. I don't have much experience with love but from what little I know or have seen, it can be difficult in some cases, but I certainly don't think difficulties are what make love 'true'.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Hahaha, what spare time? I'm in my final year of my BA in English and Classics so I spend a lot of my time writing essays and reading course requirements and going to class. I love to read for pleasure - there's nothing better than sitting down with a good book and a nice cup of tea. I like movies and watching television. I love hanging out with my flatmates - we have such mad conversations and get on so well. I enjoy having a quiet drink with friends, either at our flat or at a pub. Also, doing stuff on the internet takes up a fair amount of my time. I also write - poetry, short stories, novels. I'm taking a Creative Writing class at university next trimester, it's kind of exclusive and exciting.
Please explain the origin/meaning of your username: Aimeesworld sort of speaks for itself. I based it on Jostein Gaarder's Sophie's World but I am an imbecile at philosophy.
Are you close with your family and if so, which members? I am pretty close to my family. I love them dearly, but I am enjoying not living with them anymore. My sister is fantastic, she makes me smile. My mum's great to talk to and my dad and I share a very similar sense of humour. I must say, though, we get on better now that I live a twenty minute drive away. Just close enough to go home for dinner but not so close that we argue about stupid things.
Describe for us what your house/apartment/bedroom/dorm room looks like (and post pictures if you’d like): I'm flatting for the first time this year with two of my best friends. Our flat is part of a sizeable house. We're on the top floor, up several flights of steps. It's old and beginning to fall to pieces. We have a small kitchen/living room/dining area, full of teapots and bits of paper. It's particularly messy at the moment because we're on exam leave. My bedroom is large and very comfortable. I have two bookshelves, which are my pride and joy. The people before us left an armchair, which I got possession of. It's my reading corner and it's fantastic.
This is our place:
What city or country have you never been to but would like to visit and why? I am really keen to go to Ireland. It's in my plans - I'm going to go with one of my best mates when we've graduated and got real jobs.
Aside from fictional characters, who is someone you admire, and what do you admire about them? I really admire my high school English teacher. I spent the whole year trying to make her laugh. She didn't suffer fools. She decided to go over to Indonesia by herself to teach, take herself completely out of her comfort zone.
What do you love most about your closest friends and what makes you so close? I have a few close friends. There's my flatmates - we know each other so well that we never run out of anything to talk about and we've had some really crazy times at our place. My two best friends from primary school will talk with me about books for hours and make me laugh so much. And my friends from high school are wonderful because I can be a complete nerd around them.
What really upsets you? The people downstairs playing really loud music at one in the morning. Seriously though, when race issues and gender issues come up I tend to get mad and self-righteous.
If a friend takes you to a party where you know no one else, how do you act? Awkwardly. I will get more drunk than I enjoy and stand in corners. I'm getting better at it because my flatmates friends are around a lot and I can't just hide in my room always.
What valuable mementos do you keep from childhood or from your past? My photo albums, my stuffed toy rabbit, and my primary school exercise books.
Post at least 3 pictures of your self:
My friend Anne and me.
My sister and me.
Emily, one of my flatmates, and me.
Anything else? No, I think that's it. Happy re-sorting.