Blogger Dossiers: Amy

Blogger Dossiers

This month’s Blogger Dossiers features Amy, who blogs at Mamyology. Amy has a wicked sense of humour, and her blog posts are always fun to read. I’d been getting to know her over the year, and this post gave me the opportunity to know her even better. Do follow Amy on Twitter and Instagram, too!

Hi, I’m Amy. I’m 24, write greetings cards for a living, and eat way more chocolate than necessary. I like comics, anime, cosplaying, writing, YA fiction, and singing really loudly to annoy my boyfriend. I also like imagining that I’m a successful, published author rolling around in piles of my own books (is it even possible to roll around in books though?!).

Personifying Photographs

Remarkable Recollection

Going to London Comic Con is one of my favourite memories. I stayed in a hotel on-site, so I got to spend the entire weekend surrounded by cosplayers. Bumping into Groot in the hotel lift or Iron Man at breakfast was so surreal. People would stay out all night dancing to J-POP, enacting Jedi fight scenes, and eating wonderful red bean ice cream. It was like being in a completely different world!

Musical Moment

Coffee Break Conversation

What is one thing in Leeds (or its vicinity) you recommend visitors to see?
I’d recommend visiting one of the small, traditional, independent cinemas on the outskirts of Leeds. They’re so much cosier than modern cinemas, and visiting one is like entering the past. It’s such a lovely experience!

What is the most important thing you learnt when you got your degrees in English and creative writing?
That writing can be anything you want it to be. It doesn’t matter whether you want to start a novel at the end, write a poem with an unusual rhyme scheme, or create something that doesn’t follow any narrative — anything is okay. For one of my university assignments, I sent in a giant McDonald’s Happy Meal box covered in multiple food-based written pieces, one of which involved talking hamburgers! That’s the great thing about writing: you can let your imagination run wild and no idea is wrong.

Where would you travel to if given the opportunity and why?
I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo. After seeing so many bloggers post about the beautiful architecture, wonderful atmosphere, and gorgeous scenery, it’s definitely first on my travel list. I’d love to visit the Studio Ghibli museum and Pokémon Center, and I’d also really like to try some real Japanese food. I’d probably eat way too much and buy way too much, but it would be so worth it!

What is the best way for you to de-stress?
I’ll be honest — I’m not the best at de-stressing. I’m the sort of person who’s always on, always has a project on the go, and a to-do list that’s a mile long. So I’d definitely say taking an evening to myself, forgetting about everything I want/need to do and just relaxing. Preferably with a huge bowl of nachos!

What is one thing you’re really good at?
So usually, when people ask me what I’m good at, I say something ridiculous like ‘touching my nose with my tongue’ or ‘watching endless hours of Netflix’ because I don’t want people to think I’m showing off, but as a serious thing, I’d say organising projects. I’m great at juggling different tasks and I rarely get overwhelmed or confused by what I have to do next. It definitely comes in handy when planning something big!

Comments

  1. I love Amy and her blog! Totally agree that her posts are fun to read :) I like the song she chose because that was probably the first Lindsey Stirling song I heard, and then I immediately became a fan. Her bedspread is also awesome!

    haha, I like how she used a Happy Meal box for one of her assignments. That sounds like a fun idea. I also hope she’ll be able to go to Tokyo one day! I love that city!

  2. Amy has all of the cool stuff in her house! I can definitely tell Comic Con is one of the highlights because she was rocking it with her cosplay! It’s pretty cool to see all sorts of cool things that can come out of creative writing! The McDonalds box was an example of the cool output XD.

    Tokyo is on my to-visit list as well XD. I’m mostly in it for the sushi XD. Organizing projects are fun!

    Up next: Amy the Project Manager XD.

  3. Great to see Amy interviewed! I have known her for a really long time so I don’t think I picked up anything new from this interview, but it was nice to see her in the spotlight. 😄

    Writing is such a creative and can be such a personal thing at the same time. There are so many possibilities with the written form, and Amy’s right – it’s really anything you make it.

    Hope you get to visit Tokyo one day, Amy! It’s 100% worth it.

  4. Brilliant! :D I love it.

  5. Oh wow that’s really cool! I didn’t know Amy wrote greeting cards for a living. I love reading Amy’s blog as she as a great sense of humor that shows through her posts xD

    The Studio Ghibli museum looks so awesome! Also definitely one of my top 10 to visit places. And I think being able to juggle different tasks at once is a super useful awesome skill to have. Being able to be more organized, I feel, helps also with day-to-day tasks.

  6. I adore Amy! She is absolutely amazing and her writing is so good <3 I agree with her – Comic Con is a completely different world and I can't wait for this years one.

    I love the Happy Meal assignment – sounds so creative. I also love that writing is anything you want it to be – you literally can let your mind free with words. So therapeutic.

    I hope Amy gets to visit Tokyo – I would love to go one day, too!

  7. Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments on this post, and thank you so much for featuring me, Tara!

  8. I really enjoyed reading this post about Amy. She’s actually one of my favourite blogs to read, I really love her way of writing and communicating her personality across which is often hard with just text! But she does it so well :D

    I just got back from Leeds last week but want to visit again, I’ll definitley take Amy’s advice on where to go and what to do!

    YES. TOKYO. It is beautiful according to my friend who went last year. In fact we’re doing an Asian tour next year and Tokyo is one of our stops! I hope Amy gets to go soon! :)

  9. Ahhh that Pokemon bed cover! I have this giant urge to grab a marker and start coloring in the Pokemon. How cool! Amy sounds fun, I’ll have to check out her blog.

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