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As I’m writing this I happened to be in a very reflective mood. So I guess a new year would be the perfect reason to write a new bio. So I’ll start with the very beginning. I’m a girl named Rosalie. At this moment I’m seventeen years old and it’s been the most amazing age ever. It’s a carefree age, the year before you get all sorts of responsibilities I’m not looking forward to. I think the last age I ever got so excited about as I am about this one was when I was fourteen. I was lucky enough to be fourteen around the time Taylor released Speak Now, so Never Grow Up is a special song to me. I’ve been listening to Taylors music since 29 April 2009, when I first saw a song named love story in the Dutch charts. I’ve been a big fan of her music ever since. I don’t know when I became a swiftie, cause I have no idea what you should do to actual be a Swiftie. Back in the days I listened to Fearless a lot. it was the first cd I ever got and I played it all summer 2009 the year I went to a new school. I remember how the way I loved you and Love Story were my favorites and I’m still not over my love for Romeo and Juliet. When I read on Wikipedia about Speak Now I was counting down the days till it was released, it was the first cd I bought myself. I never got to see the speak now tour, even though she did went to my country because my parents didn’t allow me to do so. I’m still upset about it. Red was the first cd I preordered. Around that time I’ve stumbled across TC. I didn’t even know but I seem to have made my account earlier, cause I do have the founder badge. TC has been such a life changing thing for me. On here I found other Swifties that are just as obsessed with her music as I am. I love every single Swiftie I ever talked to on TC. I think it’s because of the motions in the songs. All Swifties seem to care about those emotions, what gives the fandom such a nice atmosphere. TC also inspired me to write songs. It’s an amazing way of getting to know myself and the world I’m living in better, but it still happens that I don’t and I get frustrated about it. I’m one of the most emotional people I know. I cry a lot, both happy and sad tears about real life and fictional things that happen, cause I love books. And movies and video games, as long as it tells some sort of story. I need stories to run to when real life gets too hard.
I can divide my personality in two. You got the emotional, naive, hopeless romantic six-year-old who believes all the good in the world. It’s the part of me that start shining when something good happens (which is a lot) and the one that cries innocent tears when something bad happens (which is a lot too). This emotional rollercoaster kind of individual got something I refer to as a big sister. She’s more rational, a bit bitter, she isn’t as good in forgiving people as the six ear old, but only because she has seen it go wrong so many times. These two sides are constantly fighting in order to let me make any kind of decision. I’m used to it though, even though the big sister can get so tired of it. Another part of this imaginary family is Chris! He’s my best TC buddy and I still can’t believe I got lucky enough to have someone like him in my life. He’s is how I imagine the father of the six year old would be cause he can always give me a safe place to go to when I’m lost. This was like the ultimate bridge from me to my TC friends. I know I have a lot of them. I still don’t know why there seem so many people here who seem to like me as much as they do. It blows me away every single time. The one I feel like I know them the best are Daren, with his love for unicorns who can always make me smile, even though I think I will never get anything Pokémon related, Haley, because of all the long comments and Pieter. I honestly have no idea what I’d do without you, the day my parents figure out you have the lucky one playing on your profile will probably be the day that I’ll have a serious talk with them about my use of the internet. ^^ I love you.
After all my favorite TCers it not more than natural to talk about my other obsessions. I already mentioned my love for storytelling, but I love every aspect of it. I think that’s what I love so much about music as well. I have a long list of favorite artists, but I will put it here. If you happen to like any of them feel free to talk about it with me.
Boys Like Girls
Florida Georgia Line
Owl City (until 2012)
Parachute (until 2013)
Passenger (still very new to his music)
The Civil Wars
Okay, that was the first list. I love making lists, just like I love books! Two years ago I read one book a week, but because of school TC and the other stuff that I’m doing these days I can’t really pull it off anymore. Here’s are my favorites.
A Song Of Ice And Fire (George Martin)
Angel trilogy (L. A. Weatherly),
Anything middle earth related by Tolkien
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
Fallen books (Lauren Kate),
Halo trilogy (Alexandra Adoretto)
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
House of night series (P. C. and Kristen Cast)
Inspector Lynley (Elizabeth George)
Temeraire (Naomi Novik)
The Dragonriders Of Pern (Anne McCaffrey)
My favorite movies must be the recent adaptions of the lord of the rings and the hobbit. I saw the desolation of Smaug twice in this holiday and I’m so excited about it. my favorite actors play in it, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch who I happen to know from BBC Sherlock, my favorite TV series by far . also, Peter Jackson did a great job on the dragon, which is exciting because he has mentioned before he’d consider a screen adaption of Temeraire. Yeah. I’m a easily excited if I haven’t said that. And I freak out a lot. in good and bad ways.
I hate school and I think my life would be great without it. I love learning stuff. I collect all sorts of information, the more pointless the better. I even made a pointless holiday calendar where every day was a holiday, so that you could tell your teacher that he shouldn’t give a test on a certain date “because they invented the cornflake that day!” so yeah. I’m pretty much a nerd. I’m completely in touch with my awkward side even though I might not always show it in real life, because I’m too shy for it. in real life I’m not as good in trusting people as I am on here. Especially my classmates. That’s a really long story but the short version is that I once said something not nice about one of my classmates and it just exploded into everyone thinking I was a suicide bomber. One of the things that hugely impacted my life when I was fourteen. What I was trying to say is that I’m, not always the easiest to trust someone, but when I do I‘m really open about myself. I hate lies, or not telling someone something that’s going on in my life. I’m sincere, but I’m really careful in how I say something. Words can have such a huge impact on someone so it’s definitely worth it to wait a little bit longer to make sure you find the right one. My love for words is part of my love for writing. Whether it would be songs, poems or actual stories, I’ve always written stuff in my life and I always will. I love languages a lot even though I only manage to speak Dutch and English. I also follow German classes but I’m just terrible at it. it is such an interesting language because they can put things together that wouldn’t make sense in any other language. What I love about English is the wide variety of metaphors and words. There are so many different ways of saying something. Which is great, but it’s also annoying cause there’s a lot of language to manage. I’m not a too big fan of Dutch, but I like how brutally honest it is sometimes. I’m also obsessed with words that don’t have a proper translation in any other languages, proverbs and sayings. I think those things can tell you a lot about the people who speak the language. Example. There are a lot of Dutch sayings about money and wind.
I have no idea what I wanna do in life. I could see myself doing something with languages, as a writer or just studying the things I mentioned above. But on the other hand I would love to do social studies as well. and things that have something to do with storytelling. But I’m not really a people person, at least that’s what I think. I have a weird relationship with crowds. I hate it when places are crowded cause I always feel like I dissolve or just disappear. But I love it when lots of people come together because they are bound by music or sports. That’s also why TC is one of the most amazing places on earth.
I think it’s a good to start wrapping it up by now. I think you got a good idea of who I am as a person if you bothered to read all of this. I think I’ve said different things than I did in my last bio, which is in my blogs now. If you want to know how I’ve been doing these days I recommend you checking out my songbook. It’s in my links and it’ll give you a pretty good impression of what’s happening in my life right now. As I’m writing this I’m pretty happy. 2013 has been a great year for me. I biggest wish to meet Taylor hasn’t come true, but life threw stuff at me that were so good that I never even dare to wish for it. so for this year I didn’t wish for something new. I didn’t even wish to meet Taylor, cause I’m already so happy that I will see the red tour next month. (SOO EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!) for this year I wish I could hold on to all the great things that happened to me the year before. I count my blessings a lot, because otherwise I’ll forget how lucky I am. I’m so glad where my life is going these days, I truly feel loved on TC and between the mess of my day to day life I can see that I’m also loved in real life.
Thank you for reading this, even if you’ve skipped some parts. I know I write too much. I just love doing it.
Lots of love
So I’ve got a cold since the 6th of February and I haven’t done that much homework since. When around one week later all sorts of things spiraled out of control and I was doing pretty crap. Thanks to this wonderful support system of friends that I magically got myself I’m doing a lot better now. I don’t feel like I everything is slipping away like I did back then. I’m no longer...