And as for me…
…everyone in the world calls me Jenn.
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Film, Animal Rights
As for The Girl, Herself:
I’m going to be a student forever. I love to learn. I have a BA in English and I’m preparing to do an MA in Applied Linguistics. I am highly interested in linguistic anthropology. The plan is to take my Japanese proficiency to mastery level and then do intensive study of Korean. I aim to do my PhD in Comparative Literature, focusing on East Asian and Western Literature, specifically through the lens of women’s studies. I want to study the effects of gender roles on the formation of language, using the role of mother to analyze developmental linguistics as well as the creation of female archetypes in literature (i.e the Gothic convention of a suffering heroine).
I’m pretty curious about everything which leads me to asking a ton of questions. This rather inquisitive, talkative nature of mine often fools people into thinking I’m extroverted. I assure you nothing could be further from the truth. I’m as shy, awkward, and nerdy as they come. I’ve learned to go with it. I have no pretenses of being remotely cool, though I’m pretty sure no one is really normal.
The Chronicles of Narnia, Fruits Basket, Harry Potter, No Man is an Island, A Wrinkle in Time, Pride And Prejudice, The Brothers Karamazov, Horton Hears a Who, The Kite Runner, Brave Story, Ender’s Game, 1984, Slaughterhouse Five, The Moviegoer, Where The Wild Things Are, Catcher In The Rye, Coraline, Hamlet, Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, The Giving Tree, Mother Night, Emma, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, The Giver, The Joy Luck Club, Walden, The Lord of the Rings, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wit, The Sound and the Fury, Angels and Demons, Fight Club, The Great Gatsby, V for Vendetta, A Tale of Two Cities, Sense and Sensibility, Seeds of Contemplation, The Bell Jar, A Book of Common Prayer, The Year of Magical Thinking, Anna Karenina, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ethan Frome, Little Women, The Graveyard Book
“I want to learn more things.” -Wit
“And the Tree was happy.” -The Giving Tree
“Just be yourself; you’ll be fine.” -Fruits Basket
“Choose flowers over water.” -Nobuta wo Produce
The Killers, Coldplay, Damien Rice, Kings of Leon, Jason Mraz, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, The Beatles, Blindside, U2, Straylight Run, Muse, Jimmy Eat World, Keane, Underøath, Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, Queen, Arashi, Fleet Foxes, The Goo Goo Dolls, Anberlin, As Cities Burn, Celine Dion, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Paramore, Brand New, Yui, Utada Hikaru, Rentrer En Soi, Otsuka Ai