Vida Cruz
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what's something that people expect you to like but you actually don't? can be a series, an artist, an invading extraterrestrial armada come to snuff all life from our solar system, a kind of cupcake, whatever.

Game of Thrones, both book and movie. You think it'd be right up my alley, being High Fantasy and all, but I can't stand reading/watching it because of my tendency to get emotionally involved.

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the last time pocketbooks fit my pant pockets, uso pa slapshock at massive pants. -______-

DAMN. At that time, hindi ko pa naiisip na pwedeng isiksik yung mga libro ko sa damit ko. :))

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Why do pocketbooks never fit in my pockets?

I think because designers may have shrunk pockets over time for style. I do have some shorts where a mass market paperback can fit in the pockets myself.

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Who among your friends in particular do you, secretly or not, think will do big BIG things in the future?

In no particular order: Belay (will either be a chef at some big hotel or cook for one of the world's royals), Iani (can't tie that girl down to one thing coz man, is she talented in many things), Cedric (already making his way up as a writer), AJ (once he finds his footing, he'll make waves in whatever).

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What makes you special?

What makes anybody special? I guess that's the answer. Perhaps the real question is if I'm gonna keep doing my thing whether I'm special or not.

Btw, the answer is yes.

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If you were a cloud what cloud would you be? Nimbus? Cirrus? Cumulus? Stratus? Or a hybrid of some sort? ;) What do you think this says about you?

What an interesting question. I guess cirrocumulus--mixes the fluffiness of cumulus and the feathery qualities of cirrus. I like seeing shapes in clouds, but I like watching those clouds go by, too. They have this rhythmic irregularity to their shape that is pleasing to my eyes and calms me down somehow. I don't mind at all that they signal rain in a few hours.

I guess that means I'm a dreamer and I look for beauty everywhere, ̶t̶̶o̶ ̶p̶̶u̶̶l̶̶l̶ ̶a̶̶n̶ ̶a̶̶n̶̶s̶̶w̶̶e̶̶r̶ ̶f̶̶r̶̶o̶̶m̶ ̶o̶̶u̶̶t̶ ̶o̶̶f̶ ̶m̶̶y̶ ̶a̶̶s̶̶s̶̶.̶

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How important is money to you?

Well, I can't just go around selling pieces of my soul for food, books, and bill payments, can I?

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What is the first animal you would run to see if you went to the zoo?

GIRAFFE <3 I hope to see the baby one in San Diego Zoo in a few weeks.

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What's your favorite phrase in a foreign language?

Many. But off the top of my head, "pataka," which is Cebuano for "doing things on your own without regard for procedure."

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Have you ever got into trouble with the police?

Nope. Too much of a good girl.

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What is one thing your parents allowed you to do that you would never let your kids do?

My folks are more prohibitive than anything, so this question's kinda pointless.

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Your thoughts on OPM's current state?

It needs to try more quirky fusions and be more daring as a genre (?) because to me, it can't seem to get away from its Western influences or adapt these to a Philippine sensibility.

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When is the last time you told somone you love them?

Not five minutes ago :))

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What question do you ask yourself a lot?

Why do some people get off on being cruel?

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When you go to a movie, do you like to sit in the back, middle, or front?

Middle!

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List down one song for your wedding, one for your funeral, and one for the day of your birth. :)

Birth: "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield
Wedding: "Medicine" by Shakira feat. Blake Shelton
Funeral: "Shake It Out" by Florence and the Machine

Birth was really hard to think of, hahaha!

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What song is stuck in your head?

Pharrell Williams - Happy

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Do you love the World you live in?

Love the world, love-hate the people as a whole.

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What concerns take up a lot of your writing these days? :)

Lately, I've been drawn to experiments in form, to the idea of finding even a modicum of humanity in one's enemies, to making hard decisions, and lampooning less-than-ideal societal norms. But I'm still into mythology and folklore, and I look forward to turning tropes on their heads. :D

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Helloooo Mavi! What other things do we have in common (so I can spazzmessage you about them randomly because soulfriendness huhu) @-)

Turtle Pie

The Wild Swans is also my favorite fairy tale, for instance. And we quote Far Longer Than Forever at each other the other day. =))

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What's a warning sign that you're in the presence of bad company?

When they persist in behavior that makes me uncomfortable despite my saying so.

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What's the best cheese to eat with crackers?

Any. I love cheese. Highly recommend cheddar or brie.

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In a parallel universe, you'd--

Be a dancer. Prolly ballet. Came close in kindergarten, but no.

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The book you wish you'd written? Hallo Mavi~ :3

Turtle Pie

Hi, Nica! Hmm, I dunno! These things usually come as a surprise and I have my whole career ahead of me :)) but then if you mean books by favorite authors that I wish I'd written, I wish the Orphan's Tales duology by Catherynne Valente were under my name instead HAHAHA

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How do you see yourself spending your time in your old age?

Still writing! And being all old-couple-sweet with my husband or something :))

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About Vida Cruz:

Is just swimming, swimming, swimming. Though I can't swim. So I just read. A lot.

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