This is my first time posting here. I just made this account yesterday, but I have had two other journals in the past that I've been actively using for about two years. My past journals had focused heavily on fandom and I'm trying to break from that. I want to post more personal posts about myself and less about my opinions on celebrities in this new journal. I'm looking to have more active friends on my friends list for this new journal so...that's why I'm here. :) I really would love to make friends from all around the world. I love languages and different cultures.
I guess I will start with the basics. My name is Allison and I reside in Wisconsin. I'm still in high school, but after I graduate I'm hoping to study abroad. I'm considering going to university in Korea and becoming an English teacher there, but I'd like to study psychology and/or psychiatry somewhere as well. I want to travel to Europe someday, and maybe live there for a little while. I like languages a lot and right now I'm teaching myself Korean, but I'm also in the process of gathering resources to start teaching myself Swedish. I've been getting into fashion over the past couple of months and I'm trying to refine my style for this new school year. School starts in 3 weeks and I absolutely cannot wait. Even though I might complain sometimes, I love going to school and seeing all of my friends. Summer vacation bores me to tears and most of the time I can't stand it!
I don't have very interesting hobbies. I spend most of my time online, but I also enjoy photography and graphic design. I collected dolls in the past and they have been my primary subjects in my pictures for years, but recently I've been looking to branch out and try taking pictures of real people to develop my skills. I used to be pretty good with photoshop, but my skills are getting a little rusty since I haven't actively made graphics since middle school.
I don't watch much tv or movies but my favorite show would have to be Psych. I also like iCarly and I am a Regular Show fanatic. I recently started watching kdramas so I can get used to hearing spoken Korean, but I'm not a kdrama buff like some people. I'm really not a movie person but some I've actually liked are Silent Hill, Napoleon Dynamite, She's the Man, Little Miss Sunshine, Elephant, Orphan, Superbad, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. As far as music goes, I listen to a lot of kpop but I also like chillwave music, Sufjan Stevens, various genres of electronic music, Coldplay, The Knife, Iamamiwhoami, Sky Ferreira, Tegan and Sara, YACHT, and of course, my favorite band Jack's Mannequin. I couldn't get into Something Corporate but Jack's means more to me than it really should. Platform Fire(my username) is actually a song off their record that comes out this fall, haha. A few days ago I started listening to some post-hardcore music, and I'm looking around for more post-hardcore bands that I can tolerate listening to. So far I'm really liking A Day To Remember, Pierce the Veil, and Sleeping With Sirens.
Hmm, I probably did this all wrong and I'm sure I forgot several important details, but...now you know a little more about me, and hopefully we can get to know each other? :D
Thanks for reading♥