Which of your favorite childhood stories would you like to make into a game? What kind of game would it be?
The power to have people only ask me things that I'm interested in, lol! Or, to take that further, only ask if you truly care about asking. Big example: several times at work, people have asked what I was reading and what the book was about. I KNOW they don't give two shits about reading...they just don't. Not to stereotype, but you can often speak to a person for a short amount of time and can quickly assess that they do not pick up a book and read it for fun
. Fine, whatever. But to ask what I'm reading like you care just makes the situation very uncomfortable...their attempt at conversation was extremely terrible (and I'm 99.9% sure they had no interest in being friendly so much as just to get the stone-silent girl beside them to say something, xD) and I look crazy for having even answered the question. I usually blow it off with telling only the book title and when inquired with "What's it about?" I say, "Mmm, it's kind of hard to explain." Pretty much solves this very quickly :)
But as for the part of getting people to talk about only things I'm interested in, that too was work inspired and by extension, school inspired as well. Since I'm still in training for work and we're stuck in a classroom at this time, I often whip out a book during the time the instructor is making more copies of worksheets. And boy the conversations you're privy to when people think you're reading! In all honesty, I truly do try to read. But when the classroom volume reaches such a level than I've reread the same sentence several times in a row without really taking in what I've read due to my brain and ears only ingesting the voices around me, well, I'm not to blame anymore for what I overhear.
My classroom originally should've had roughly 5 men and 20-something women. In the five weeks since I've been there, we've been whittled down to about 18 people total and one male. Gender here is important (for this topic, I mean) because I don't easily converse with females. Not sure why...actually, not true. I know exactly why. I was raised with boys and have been around my brothers and their male friends so much that their topics of interest (minus women, xD) have sort of been passed on to me. Such is my liking of video games, the fact that I don't mind cussing a guy out and doing a victory jig should I beat someone in a fighting game and my subsequent love of anime. While these are my primary interests, I am always
up for expanding the topic. I'd dislike for anyone to just label me as liking anime and video games solely.
Usually though, the conversations around the room is 70% about hair, 20% about weight and...with a select few, they get a category all to themselves where their conversation is 98% primarily disparaging someone else. The remaining 10% and 2% is made up of conversations where the person actually reveals something about themselves such as a girl next to me explaining a story to someone about how she no longer, sadly, doesn't get along with her grandmother. Again, didn't mean to listen in ma'am, but you sit right next to me, xD!
I like our male coaches though and I think it's primarily a girl thing that we graft easily over into conversing with guys, maybe because we're used to trying to impress them (I missed the memo for this. I do the minimum to get the maximum and don't believe in breaking my back to impress a damn person!). But where my own downfall seems to be is that I don't know how to talk easily with other girls. They're...foreign to me. Even as a black female, I can very easily sum up my ideas on hair, especially my own: no, it's not very long but I'll gladly accept the length that it is. Yes, to all who keep asking, I am trying to grow my hair out despite the obvious spot where my hair has broken off and then refuses to grow. Yes, I do like micro braids but I'm tenderheaded so that hurts and it costs a lot of money AND it means sitting still for several hours and I don't know if I have that sort of patience. With that said, I am still considering getting them here soon to cut down my morning prep time. Stay tuned for details.
Makeup: I don't wear it. End of story.
Clothing: I shop only when I have to and if you must know where I got that shirt, Citi Trends, as were the bottoms. The shoes probably came from Wal-Mart. Authenticity of this or that means nothing to me; again, the minimum for the maximum. As long as it's cheap, covers my body, and looks relatively nice, I'll take it.
Boys; Nope, no boyfriend, never had one and before you think there's something seriously wrong with me because I've not gone through a few failed relationships, I'll simply tell you that I have a lot of personal priorities to work on first so I can have a higher assurance rate of success. Much better than the high probability of a failed relationship should I try now/had I tried in the past.
*sigh* And then there's the classroom drama, the he say, she say bull. I learned long ago in junior high that you can help eliminate a lot of that by not keeping much company. I add on to that that speaking your mind when someone's messing with you also will help because teenage Amanda would've simply acted like she didn't hear someone talking about her. Adult Amanda has not had to do it yet but I honestly do believe I could easily turn around and say, "I'm sorry, would you mind repeating that and this time saying it to me
Yeah...god, I wish I had male friends (besides Chris and Cody, who are sadly only online) -_-" I'd never have to deal with a hair or fashion conversation again, lol! Men, save me from the female hell!
But anywho, to wrap up this very long diatribe and to get some other things off my chest that I've been wanting to jot down for awhile, this is why I'd like the power to choose what conversations a person speaks to me about ^_^