- TC Founder - Joined the new Taylor Connect during the preview period (Feb 2012 - May 2012)
- Attention Grabber - How to achieve: draw attention to your profile!
- So Popular - How to achieve: become friends with over 130 other Taylor fans!
- Conversationalist - how to achieve: reach a certain threshold of wall posts on your profile from other users. How many you ask? You'll have to wait and see!
- Casual Poster - How to achieve: reach the threshold of 13 posts in the forums.
- Serious Poster - How to achieve: reach a certain threshold of posts in the forums. How many you ask? You'll have to wait and see!
- Super-Serious Poster - How to achieve: reach a certain threshold of posts in the forums. How many you ask? You'll have to wait and see!
- Slight Obsession - - How to achieve: reach a certain threshold of posts in the forums. How many you ask? You'll have to wait and see!
- Taylor Connect Is Life - How to achieve: reach a VERY high threshold of posts in the forums. How many you ask? It will take you a while to get there :)
Well, I want to write in this section for a long time but I just got no idea what I should say! it must be because I’m a really shy person or something. but it’s getting better. So here I go:
My (real) name: Rosalie
Residential: A farm just outside a little town in the Netherlands
Favorite subject: History (my teacher is awesome!)
Favorite artist: Taylor! (dûh)
Favorite instruments: Ganjo and Gitalele
favorite tv shows: BBC Sherlock, Game Of Thrones and Merlin
City I want to travel to: Nashville (Music city!)
Country I want to travel to: China (Classic Culture)
(my music heart lies in America, my cultural heart lies in Asia, so why did I end up in Europe?)
The Taylor talk will come later, but first I want to share some other artist/things that I love:
I like reading a lot! I’ve read one book per week for this entire year! I love fantasy books the most. Here a short list of my all-time favorites:
lord of the rings books (J. R. R. tolkien)
temeraire series (Naomi Novik),
Angel trilogy (L. A. Weatherly),
Fallen books (Lauren Kate),
Halo trilogy (Alexandra Adoretto)
House of night series (P. C. and Kristen Cast)
The dragonriders of pern (Anne Mccaffrey)
I feel like I’m forgetting some of them but I move on to other things. Taylor isn’t the only artist I love, I’m also a big fan of:
Boys Like Girls
Other artist I really like song from are The Script, The Fray, The Civil Wars, Within Temptation, Superchick, Secondhand Serenade, Mumford And Sons and Evanescence.
There are just two artist I’ve grown out of. They were in the first list before they changed their sound so much that I didn’t liked it anymore. It happened to:
Owl City (he left the really daydreaming song sound for more of like dance songs and we even recorded songs that he didn’t wrote himself!)
Skylar Grey (her new song c’mon let me ride is just a really vulgar song but she used to write about insecurities and other big themes.)
I also love baking! I make birthday cakes without any reason, or I make up one just to bake something. I celebrate album releases, good (sales) records, awards won and lots of birthdays! I also like daydreaming and making lists a lot. I explain the list making thing cause it’s like really weird. I have this list of my first loves. To come on this list it should be a little thing in life, that I would’ve loved as a six-year-old if I would’ve taken the time to notice. Currently I have a huge crush on my sleepwear and the water tap in the kitchen. Every time I tap a drink I can think to myself “I love this water tap!” and my day is slightly better than before.
This is just a trick I thought of because I’m one of those thoughtful, shy, moody persons that hold themselves back and stay in their own mind instead of expressing myself. Taylor is my biggest help for finding out that it’s okay to be myself and I might be more comfortable in class if I was relaxed more often and dared to show myself as who I am. Cause I am this girl who wants to join the snowball fight but is afraid to throw the first ball to someone. So they think that I don’t like it and stay away from me, which brings me down. I think I’m highly sensitive person, which means that I cry a lot. in elementary school they thought I was a pussy and they bullied a bit. That wasn’t that bad but they also shut me out. These days I’m still afraid to join in something new and it takes more time finding my own place. But it also formed me as a person and I am glad who I’ll turn out to be.
Now finally the Taylor talk!
The fact that I love Taylor is pretty obvious, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. I found out about her in 2009. In March they released Love Story overhere and I found out about it a short month later (April 29, a day to celebrate for me.) My sister asked me if I knew a few good songs for on her iPod so I checked out the charts and Taylor was on it! I don’t know which number it was, but I like to tell myself it was 13. However I fell for Love Story from the very first second I heard it. And I’ve been a Swiftie ever since. I’ve had the music video on loop on for weeks so I can still dream it. Taylor was the first artist I really fell for like this. The first cd I’ve got was fearless, the first cd I’ve bought myself was Speak Now and the first cd I’ve preordered was Red very recently.
I often wish I found out about her earlier, I’ve had some tough times in elementary school and if I had known The Outside for example I’m sure it wasn’t been that hard for me. The outside is awesome, every time I listen to it, it gives me chills. I mean she wrote it when she was 12, at the same age she wrote lucky you. And the lyrics are so awesome I can’t really believe it. I also love long live! It was the first song I bawled my eyes out for. She is the only artist who would write something that pretty for her fans. It makes me proud that she has accomplished this much and proud on myself because I’m stand by her side for all this time.
I joined Taylor connect at first just because I liked Taylor. I didn’t do anything with it cause it was too shy for it. But the last months I need to talk more about Taylor, driving my friends insane with info about her. So I rediscovered my profile and started to use it more. It’s such an awesome feeling for me, knowing that I’m not they only one out there. I think they should’ve called it Taylor Connects, because she’s the reason why we’re all here. I can’t believe there are so many people on here! It’s insane knowing there are more than 93.000 people on here that love Taylor swift like me! I could spent the rest of my life talking to you guys. I also love to watch American TV shows where Taylor is on, even if it means I have to stay awake till 5 am. Just knowing there are people like me, watching the same show for the same reason as me makes it worth it. I love you for being a Swiftie and that you took the time to check out my profile and red this entire thing that turned out way longer than I expected it to be.
When school started I had an idea to put all of my clippings onto my door. I spent every night when I couldn't fall asleep putting those things up. At least one night in the weekend I worked until 3AM on it. but after that weekend it was done. The light in my room was terrible. So no picture was taken. Last Friday (27th September) I changed things up again. I was ill but not so ill that I...