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?!).
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!
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!