1-Year Blogiversary Q&A (Part 2)!! ft. My Writing Wishlist, Me Being a Mayngel, and Also, a Lot of Mangoes (of Course)

Welcome to Part 2 of “WHAT IS WITH YOUR OBSESSION WITH MANGOES.”

Okay, so maybe it’s not exactly that, but it really seems like it since all of you just HAVE TO ASK about mangoes. (But it’s okay, it’s actually what I’ve brainwashed everyone to do so it’s understandable.)

After I posted PART 1 of the Q&A, I got even more questions?? So this post ended up being longer than expected, but whatever!! We all know you love reading me ramble excessively about myself. And mangoes.

I had a lot of fun answering the questions to all of these, and thank you again to everyone who sent in one question or three!! Hopefully I answered your question(s) satisfactorily.

(I probably didn’t.)

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what is the best kind of mango?

Every kind of mango.

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how do you make time for blogging/reading?

Well, uh, you see here… I DON’T.

Okay just kidding!! Obviously I’m doing something right if I’m writing this post. But honestly? I suck at time management and often procrastinate at, um, everything.

But if you really love blogging or if you really love reading, you’ll make time for it. Not that if you CAN’T make time for it you don’t actually love it!! But you’ll find yourself working to finish your schoolwork so then you can have lots of time to read, you’ll find yourself finishing chores faster to blog.

Or you could always stay up late instead, like I do.

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which books do you think everyone should read? (2)

The Hate U Give  Dear Martin Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)  The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

  • The Hate U Give & Dear Martin, they contain SUCH important messages about police brutality and racism. But don’t read one or the other, read them both, because they have such POWERFUL messages but also different ways of tackling issues!!
  • Six of Crows is a literary masterpiece (along with its sequel) and if you haven’t read it yet, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?? It’s literally one of my favorite books EVER to be written I love it so much jdflksdfsd.
  • All the Percy Jackson books are amazing! And yes, some people might have grown out of the age range, but the books are still enjoyable AND Rick Riordan is an amazing example of an author we should all follow (starting out with white, cis, straight characters, then getting more diverse with his writing).

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what’s your blogging process? (like, to find new ideas, to write new blog posts, how long it takes you to do so, etc. i am veeeeeery curious i’m sorry)

Don’t be sorry about being curious, you’re totally fine!! In fact, I actually did a post on my post-planning & -writing process which you can check out, because it provides more depth than I could answer than in this tiny space here!

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what’s the best thing about book blogging?

This is the answer every blogger says, but because it’s true?? The community is 1000% the best part about blogging. I’ve made THE BEST of friends from blogging, and I imagine I’m going to stay friends with them for a long time. People support you so much and make you feel loved, and that is the best thing you can do for anyone. THE best.

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name a fruit better than mangoes (you gotta choose)

Dried mangoes.

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name your favorite person in the world (better be me)

Again, I know exactly who asked this, but even if I didn’t, THE ANSWER WOULD STILL BE ME.

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would you rather have arms for legs or legs for arms?

I’d rather have arms for legs because then I could look like I was doing a handstand all the time and what do I do with my life if not try to impress people.

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what is the first book you can remember reading as a child?

The three series I know I read so many times as a child were the Cam Jansen series (if I read them now I still would not be able to solve the mystery), the Junie B. Jones series (god, Junie was a brat, but god, was she an entertaining one), and the Rainbow Meadow Fairies series, or some weird name like that.

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if you had to eat mangoes with something and you wouldn’t be allowed to eat them by themselves, what would you eat them with?

Omg I’m so glad someone asked me this because now I get to talk about an AMAZING DELICIOUS THAI TREAT called sticky rice & mango!!!

I don’t eat it often enough, but it’s basically sweet sticky rice and mangoes and FJSLDFJSDL IT’S DELICIOUS. SO DELICIOUS. Tbh all Thai treats are delicious my mouth is watering just thinking about them.

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when did your obsession with mangoes begin?

I am bound to get this question every time I have a Q&A, I LOVE IT.

Well I’ve always loved mangoes, but then I started blogging and accidentally used a brief phrase about dried mangoes in my sidebar bio… and then I decided to talk about mangoes more often… and now it’s become my brand I’ve brainwashed everyone to think of me when they see/hear/think of mangoes I love them even MORE.

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any cool ideas that are on the top of your writing wishlist?

OF COURSE!!!

  • Obviously, the WIP I’m working on, which I described in my January recap as a “queer gender-flipped Peter Pan retelling” and I’m not revealing anything else (for now) buT I’M SO EXCITED TO WRITE IT AAAHHHH.
  • I also want to work on ANOTHER Peter Pan retelling where Peter has depression (therefore he can’t fly), and Hook has anxiety & PTSD, and gets panic attacks sometimes when he hears clocks ticking. But plot is tough with that one so it’s going to be a while till I write it.
  • I want to write something with stars and stargazing because space is cool (and also, space is gay).
  • I want to write about soft boys who defy gender expectations.
  • I want to write about feminine girls who are still strong.
  • And of course, I want to write a Thai character and talk about all the things I’ve experienced as an Asian/Thai person!!

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hOW DO YOU READ MINDS?

Well, I was already reading books, so why stop there?

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HOW ARE YOU SO AMAZING, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS PLS!!

I was born this way, it cannot be taught.

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 what is the hardest thing when it comes to writing??

PLOT. PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT PLOT.

Personally, I think characters are the easiest to write. PERSONALLY! Every writer is different. But I’m able to flesh out all the characters’ personalities and traits and thought processes, etc.

But I have a HORRIBLE imagination when it comes to writing brilliant plots. I have decent premises. But expanding that premise into an actual storyline that’s not boring to read about? NOPE.

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do you like papayas (you shouldn’t)?

I do not like papayas. Also their seeds scare me.

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LOOK AT THOSE SEEDS. DO THEY NOT TERRIFY YOU.

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do you like mangoes? because i really have no idea

See: all above questions concerning mangoes and my love for mangoes and my obsession with mangoes.

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why did you hate genie lo?

BECAUSE IT’S CRINGY AND HORRIBLE AND THE AUTHOR TRIED WAY TOO HARD TO BE FUNNY like me AND IT WAS OBNOXIOUS AND GENIE WAS ANNOYING AND QUENTIN WAS AWFUL AND THE ROMANCE WAS THE WORST THING I’VE EVER READ.

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have you ever had any awful experiences with other bloggers?

Not particularly?? I do remember one time there was a transphobic person who commented on a post where I briefly mentioned a trans character in a book review… and they’d never commented before… or seemed to even follow me… Looking back on it I don’t remember how I managed to stay calm in my reply??

I remember that 4 people liked that transphobic comment tho. :)))

I also remember one particular recent experience where someone with no blog or anything (who had never commented before either) commented about me saying that Trump was one of the worst things of 2017 for me, and saying how they didn’t get how I’d support “someone who calls for the murder of babies” over Trump???

When I’d never said I’d supported that person. When pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion.

But thankfully, most bloggers are REALLY nice in the WordPress community!!

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shout out some new favorite blogs?

Ooh, I haven’t blog-hopped in a while so I don’t have any new favorites besides the ones on my Fav Blogs page!

(Oh but two I need to put on that page are It’s Lu Again, whose book blog is very hilarious and screams in all caps like me, and The Bookish Actress, run by one of my favorite people ever and also the best at writing discussions.)

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why are you an angel?

No, you’re wrong, I’m a Mayngel.

I’m sorry I’ll leave now.

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how to get the perfect first sentence when writing a book?

I HAVE NO IDEA I’M SORRY. I genuinely suck at writing first sentences?? I’d say try to write a strong-hitting one-liner (but that’s just my own thing soooo).

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what has been the best thing you’ve discovered, or that you’d credit to, blogging?

OH GOD. I’ve found so many amazing things through blogging??? Even more books to read and love, a whole new hobby, parts of myself that I would’ve taken longer to figure out…

But I think it really comes down to the people I’ve met because of blogging. I’ve made THE. BEST. OF. FRIENDS. through blogging. Irl friends mean so much to me, of course, and they’re friends in a way that internet friends can’t be, but internet friends mean just as much to me as well?? They truly have made the whole blogging experience an Experience™ and I love them so so much.

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this is me trying to not be as sappy as I usually am

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if you could pick one book to rewrite and make better what would it be and what would you change?

All the books I’d rewrite are bad books and I don’t WANT them to be good books because they deserve my hatred. (I have a messed up sense of morality.)

But!! I think if I could, I’d rewrite Starfish, because while that book literally means the WHOLE world to me because of its Asian (and anxiety) rep*, there were some really problematic things about the abuse rep. And while I totally missed that when I read it, I can definitely remember specific “hmmm” things that could really be rewritten & edited out!!

*I keep screaming about this but y’aLL THIS IS THE BEST ASIAN REP I’VE EVER READ!!!

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if you had one bookish related power, what would you pick?

Undoubtedly, THE POWER TO MANIPULATE TIME SO I HAVE MORE TIME TO READ BOOKS.

Or like?? The power to read superhuman-fast would be nice too??? But time manipulation would be useful in other areas than just reading. (I can turn back time to when I had dried mangoes and eat them over and over again? Yes please.)

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what is your favorite brand of mangoes?

I have no idea what my favorite brand of mango is because I literally just get the organic ones from Costco, but my favorite brand of DRIED mangoes is Made in Nature!!

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do you have a best friend? how long have you known them?

I have a whole group of best friends! I’ve known them for about 3 to 4ish years and they’re the absolute best. <333

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have you thought of getting in a relationship?

I have! I don’t really want to get in a relationship right now, but I’d definitely like to be with someone in the future. (Also quick PSA that it’s totally fine if you DON’T want to be in a romantic relationship!!! Aromantic people are awesome and not “wrong” at all!!!!)

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what would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

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“Where are the mangoes????”

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if you were dictator of a small island nation, what crazy dictator stuff would you do?

But… aren’t I already a dictator???

Well, I would probably make everyone give me books & mangoes for free, and then I’d also force them to listen to Hamilton. (But don’t I already do this.)

Oh, and then I’d kick out any discriminatory people because I ain’t got time for them.

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have you ever heard a song by a band that ISN’T hamilton???

THIS IS AN ATTACK. A DIRECT CALL-OUT. I REFUSE TO ANSWER THIS.

(Yes of course I have I’m not THAT uncultured.)

(Oh and Hamilton is not a band IT’S AN AMERICAN BROADWAY MUSICAL WRITTEN BY LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ABOUT THE FOUNDING FATHER ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND IT HAS MY SON LAFYAYETTE* IN IT EVERYONE GO LISTEN TO IT NOW.)

*The whole musical is great of course but Lafayette? Amazing.

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what’s the last song you heard? (i stg if it’s hamilton again i will cry) (but also not be surprised) (smfh may)

…I’m literally listening to Hamilton as I type this out, I’M SORRY.

(If it makes you feel better, the last song I remember listening to that wasn’t Hamilton or on the radio was My My My!)

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what does the lock screen/home screen of your phone look like?? (i’m imagining something to do with hamilton/books)

Okay am I literally known for 1) mangoes, 2) Hamilton, and/or 3) books??? Because I agree.

My lock screen used to be a painting of my dude Marquis de Lafayette (except in his realistic ugly white form that I am not used to seeing) with a flower crown, but then I changed it to art of a very cute Asian girl, but then I changed that to my home screen. SO here’s what my screensavers are!!

  

I LOVE BOTH OF THEM. LOOK AT MY SIX OF CROWS BABIES. LOOK AT MY CUTE ASIAN GIRL.

(Also I moved all the apps from my home screen so you could see her face. If anyone was wondering.)

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what’s your favorite type of mango?

All of them.


shall we chat

that was literally the perfect last question?? anyways. answer this questions yourself! best thing discovered by blogging? bookish power you want? items on your writing wishlist? must-read books? and who’s your favorite person??? (it’s me. don’t argue)

p.s. if you didn’t like my answer to my question or you want to ask a question because you didn’t have the chance to, feel free to ask it in the comments and I’ll reply with a (GOOD) answer!!!

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71 thoughts on “1-Year Blogiversary Q&A (Part 2)!! ft. My Writing Wishlist, Me Being a Mayngel, and Also, a Lot of Mangoes (of Course)

  1. I absolutely LOVE your writing wishlist. I wish there were more books about soft boys and strong feminine girls, I’m sick of reading about boys who always know what they’re doing and hardly show any emotions and all strong girls being portrayed as tomboys.
    p.s. you should totally go to India when it’s summer, you’ll find mangoes EVERYWHERE. I should know, I used to live there. ❤

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    1. Aaahhh YESSS. The world needs to know that boys who aren’t “tough” and “manly” are STILL AMAZING, and that you don’t have to know how to wield a sword to be a strong girl!!

      And haha, I go to Thailand every other summer and there are always so many mangoes there! ❤

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  2. Yes, everyone must listen to Hamilton. ALL THE TIME. And who called it a band? I will hunt them down, make them listen and correct their thinking! Also, I want to move to your island 🙌
    Your writing list is so epic! I’m love writing stories that defy gender stereotypes. Like my current WIP has the most kind hearted Fae prince, he’s basically a teddy bear & hates fighting & just wants to hide from politics. He’s bisexual, too and his gay best friend, ah I love writing this story!!! Also, my main gal character is totally aromantic, soooo, I’m having way too much fun writing this. 😂

    Please, let’s have more mangoes! But I want a bowl of strawberries. And spring is almost here which means it’s almost time for strawberries!!!

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    1. Hamilton is so GOOD. (Tho I think its hype as ended as more musicals have come in. 😂)

      And aahhh that sounds like SUCH a good WIP!! I can’t wait to hear more about it. 😉 (Love all that diversity!) It’s really great to write about defying gender stereotypes, because those are so harmful and it’s important to show people that it’s completely okay to not fit into those gender roles!! 😊

      Aaah I love all sorts of fruits! I’m lucky to get good strawberries year-round but I’m definitely excited for them to be in-season now.

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  3. AHHH! The Fairies series was my life as a child. I think that Barnes & Noble got every cent of my money from ages 7-9 because I wanted all of them.😂

    I love all your writing ideas! *claps hands with glee* Anddd…Hamilton of course! Now I am singing ‘laFAyette!’ if you know what lyric I’m talking about. But let’s be honest, since I discovered Hamilton I am never not singing it.

    Great post, May! ❤️

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  4. I just love how many questions you got about mangoes,haha, people are as obsessed as you when it comes to mangoes 😛 Also all of this is making me REALLY hungry.
    All of your WIP ideas are SO AMAZING, how do you come up with these?? I can’t wait for you to write them all and share everything and the incredible snippets with us ❤ ❤

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  5. 1) omfg your lock screen MY BABES LITERALLY
    2) KJHSAKJDH I WANT TO TRY THAI FOOD
    3) anyone: so if you could do anything in the world and had the chance to change just one thing u have complete power and-
    may: mangoes
    may: mangoes
    4) IM SAD IM NOT A HAMILTION FAN TBH MAYBE I SHOULD TRY IT OUT SOMETIME

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  6. Mangoes are just awesome. I think everyone likes them. Or if they don’t they just are lying.
    You’re sooo FUNNY 🤣🤣
    Best thing about blogging – people are sooo much nicer than I expected. I’m like where are you guys in real life???
    Favorite person – too sentimental
    Book superpowers? That I can actually write one. And that my eyes never got tired. And that my body didn’t need sleep because it doesn’t get tired but I guess I need sleep.
    Writing wishlist? Write coherent thoughts faster. I can write a whole lot of nonsense at rapid speed. A coherent sentence? Takes like a week.
    I can read super fast though – couldn’t always, like at all. Stress plus pressure = unwanted need to read super fast which later leads to uh it just being natural now? But I’d have to live until about 1,000 years old to write a book that anyone with 1% sanity would read

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    1. Mangoes are amazing and everyone who says otherwise is definitely lying. (And omg thank you so much!!!! 💕)

      Yes all the bloggers are SO nice, I love it. And omggg YES. I wish I didn’t have to sleep — I could get so much more done without feeling tired. 😭

      Oh yeah, sometimes I pressure myself to read fast!! But then I don’t comprehend anything, so I’ve learned to start at whatever pace and just pick up the momentum as I get more engaged. 😂

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  7. I mean,, you call yourself the Mango Queen and constantly talk about mangoes so,, what do you expect May? 😛

    Sticky rice and mango sounds DELICIOUS! I love sticky rice and any fruit so this sounds right up my alley

    Your writing wishlist sounds amazing! I love all your ideas and space is indeed gay *slams on table* It is law

    ALSO HELLO MAYNGEL THAT WAS A TERRIBLE PUN BUT I LOVE TERRIBLE PUNS SO I FIND IT HILARIOUS

    ‘where are the mangoes’ iconic way of waking up after 100 years. I can just imagine you in the middle of the zombie apocalypse going ‘BUT WHERE ARE THE MANGOES’

    Anyway loved reading this May! You’re hilarious as always ❤️

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    1. idk I wasn’t thinking like people would notice or anything,,,

      STICKY RICE & MANGO IS AMAZING PLEASE TRY IT. and I will fight everyone who says space is not gay the planet has been heTERO FOR TOO LONG LET US HAVE THE GALAXY AT LEAST

      mayngel is probably my best pun (which tell you something about my puns) and god yes like parents?? sister??? friends??? no. I just need to know where the mangoes are.

      AAAHH THANK YOU MICHELLEEE 💕

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  8. Omg, I love these answers, and mangoes, and you. I’m so happy we became friends, and you’ve blessed my life every day since! I’m wishing you the happiest of anniversaries, and I can’t wait to see you grow and grow! You are such a bright shining light in this community, May! 💘xx

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  9. Oh I love your Six of Crows wallpaper May! 😀 I only recently started moving from the generic Apple standard wallpapers to something I actually picked but now I’m thinking I need to find some bookish ones for my phone! Also great answers for this second half of your Q&A. All of the ideas you have floating around in your head for your WIPs sounds amazing, I love the Peter Pan sounding ones especially because I love fairytale retellings, also I want to try and write something about space/stars for the same reason as you! 🙂
    Dear Martin is currently on my to-read list but yeah I’ve heard amazing things about it so I can’t wait to get started, and oh I love the Percy Jackson books. I only discovered them recently and I’m definitely not in the age range they’re probably marketed for but they’re amazing books all the same! 😀
    Great post, and again great answers as well. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Aahh thank you so much! And oh I definitely recommend getting your own wallpaper! Bookish screensavers is as close as I’ll get to all that expensive book merch 😂

      Dkfkskfk I’m so happy my WIP ideas interest you!! I think retellings are amazing and so underrated?? (And they easily serve as inspiration since I’m not creative enough to write a whole novel on my own. 😂)

      Omg I hope you love Dear Martin! I still am so moved by its story and it’s been over a month since I read it. And ugh yes, the PJO books will always hold a special placein my heart. 💖

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      1. I’ll have to see what ones I can find then. 😀
        Definitely underrated. I will read any retelling I can get my hands on and yeah I get what you mean about inspiration, my WIP has a lot of fairytale influences in just because I love them that much.
        Definitely need to bump Dear Martin up my to-read list, and yeah that’s the way I feel about the Harry Potter books which I grew up with. 🙂 ❤

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  10. WHERE THE FRICK DID YOU FIND THAT LOCKSCREEN AND WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME ABOUT IT I HATE YOU
    also, legit i’ve EATEN papaya seeds raw and it was one of the weirdest experiences of my life fun times

    (also you answered my questions :’))

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  11. that lockscreen,,, my babies,,,,,, i’m happy now (my lockscreen is literally just black marble with a song lyric on it because i’m basic asf) (and your homescreen is rlly pretty too)

    also u have finally converted me DRIED MANGOES ARE THE LITERAL BEST THING EVER SKJSKSJKSSJ WHY DIDN’T I TRY THEM BEFORE

    i had thai food yesterday and i would eat it every single day if i could :’)

    “mayngel” get out (but come back again because i would miss you)

    i still really love hamilton but i’m not as active in the fandom anymore?? like there was a time where all i did was read hamilton fics and watch clips and listen to the music 24/7 but now i’ve stopped doing all that?? i just listen to the album sometimes bUT LAFAYETTE IS ❤ i still love laurens more and peggy the most

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    1. my screensavers are so beautiful I love them SO MUCH. and hahahha I honestly was honestly searching for this Basic Aesthetic Wallpapers when I realized I should do bookish ones!!!

      oh so NOW you admit how good dried mangoes are I SEE HOW IT IS. (also yes I 100% agree I’d eat Thai food every day if I could)

      lmaooooo I went through another Hamilton fangirl phase last month and listened to the whole thing 4 times in one day but now I’ve (mainly) calmed down (sadly)

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  12. I HAD NO IDEA THERE WERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF MANGOES I MUST GOOGLE
    making time for blogging and reading is so hard that I have to give up all social interaction and burrow in my room with a book in one hand and a laptop in the other bc I’m a multitasker
    also PAPAYA SEEDS LOOK LIKE THE SPAWN OF DEMONS

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    1. I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF MANGOES I’M A FAKE

      omg yes??? like I literally have no time to do anything if I wanna read & write & blog & do hw & dance & practice piano 😂 but I might want to try audiobooks to multi-task more effectively??

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  13. HOW COULD I HAVE DEPRIVED MYSELF OF THIS POST FOR FOUR DAYS. i am the worst. to myself.

    also i can’t remember which questions i asked so i’m just reading these from the perspective that i asked all of them. it’s very me-centric i’m a fan

    but GOD you’re the best ilysm please keep answering questions until the end of time, as i requested before

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