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27 July 2020 @ 10:21 pm
The Infamous "About Me" Post  

   
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
  

The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return,

Amielle (Am-yell). French. A name her mother made up, or adjusted, from a journalist’s name she’d once seen. (Which might explain why she chose her college course.) She’s French, Scottish, Swedish. But decidedly Canadian.  Her favourite province is Quebec, and will go back for more than six weeks at some point. It was where she discovered her love of photography. Kenting, Taiwan is one of the most beautiful places she’s ever been. One day she’ll master French (a language she’s known since it was her first language.), she’ll learn Gaelic, Swedish. (Hopefully that will only be the beginning. Hopefully.) 02.20.92. She’s a Pisces, a Monkey, Amethyst. (She likes saying that. 022092022092. All the two’s running together.) She’s going into her second year of college this year. She didn’t know much about her program before she went in, and she can’t exactly tell you that she’s in love with it, that it’s what she’s going to do for the rest of her life, because, she doesn’t think so. But, she loves it. It changed her.

Photojournalism [foh-toh-jur-nl-iz-uhm]

Noun

 

1.      Journalism in which photography dominates written copy, as in certain magazines.

2.      news photography, whether or not for primarily pictorial media, publications, or stories.

 

Origin:

1940–45; photo- + journalism

Her entire grade eleven year was spent wanting to become a Marine Biologist, which she’s still planning on doing. And a Literature course. If she could have her way, she’d be in school for a long time. Learning is the best thing she can think of doing with her time. So, no, she doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. (She never did, anyways.) People ask her where she sees herself  in twenty, fifteen, ten, five, two years, and she just smiles and says, “I don’t know.” Which is alright, because life has a funny way of working out. But, she knows that, no matter what she does, it’ll be good. Her Biology and History teacher always told her he had faith in her, and she knows that, if she ever gets published in National Geographic, he’ll buy ten copies. He always had faith in her, even when she didn’t.

 

the realignment with

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

-Voltaire

That is her philosophy, in full, about politics. She knows what’s going on and she’ll voice her opinion when she has one, but, for the most part, she’s not passionate about it. (Which makes her younger sister, the one who wants to become Prime Minister, roll her eyes.) She’s religious (she’s French, of course she’s religious). Roman Catholic, and though she doesn’t agree with every word, it’s in her blood (the tradition, the comfort, the faith), in her. Her friends accept it (she accepts theirs as well), and things go from there. Speaking of: friends. She has some. Not countless numbers, and a lot of them she met via LJ. That was when the internet was friendlier than real life, when having friends in real life wasn’t an option. But, that’s changed, and she’d do anything for her friends.cagedlight

 

what had been before

Her fancy is easily tickled. Books, poetry, photography, rain. Streaming shows on her computer are how she watches TV and she gets at least two new shows a season. There was Bones and Robin Hood. Then Supernatural. Merlin. The Mentalist. Hawaii Five-0. Suits. Game of Thrones. Boys loving boys is usually how she rolls (the UST gets her), but GoT has started changing that just a little. Football (Canadian) is her national passion, but, if she ever gets a TV, she’ll watch football (European) like a madman. cagedlight  has already turned her on Mesut Ozil and she regrets nothing. But, until that happens, movies are her kryptonite. James McAvoy is the man she’ll go the distance for, and has been since The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He warms her heart, makes her happy, and she won’t lie about it. She’s had a girl crush on Natalie Portman for years, starting with Star Wars: Episode I (even though the movie was…um.) Which leads into her little nerdy secret: she grew up on Star Wars. Her father has seen every one in theatres, that must be where she got it from (along with the red hair, temper, and love of reading.) She’s read the books. Written the fan fic. Wished that Qui-Gonn would bring her to the temple for training. (She’s done that for a few fandoms, actually…)

 

and now seemed

Her real love, however, is books. Her father used to read them to her and her sisters every night before they went to bed. In English. In French. He even did all the voices. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is the bed time story she remembers relishing the most (which explains so much).  When she started reading by herself, it was with The Magic Treehouse. Then Little House on the Prairie. Quite literally, Harry Potter saved her and Hogwarts was the school she dreamt of going to (she still does). In grade seven she read The Lord of the Rings (it’s now been five times) and it opened her to everything books could be. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith are on her recommend list, every time. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger is perfect summer reading and Lolita, followed by King, Queen, Knave are Vladimir Nabokov’s influence on her list. However, the book that got her, the one that she always has a copy of, no matter what, the one that she turns to when she has nothing else to read, when she needs to be cheered up, when she’s bored, when she’s happy, that book? For her, that’s Atonement by Ian McEwan. Words can’t explain or describe why, but, it is. All the heartbreak, the descriptions, the smells, the feelings, the aches, the love, every single word from it, she knows them all by heart. Reading for her doesn’t stop with books. Two years and the affair she’s had with comics doesn’t look to be slowing down. Star Wars: Legacy, Black Widow, Batman, X-Men, Spiderman, Superman. They dot her shelves, and she saves each month for them. Well, those, and her magazines. They’re her downfall. National Geographic, Nylon, Nylon Guys,  Writer’s Digest, her list is endless. Her world, words are its foundation.

a little worse.

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Twitter: openmoments

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Writing: onyxexistance

Photo Blog: AmieChristo Photography

Website: AmieChristo


 
 
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shimmy shimmy..: In a field with a red umbrellax_littlewishes on May 26th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Oooh.. you & I are so similar. :)
Amie: Eternal Sunshine {happy}openmoments on May 27th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
That's why we're friends. ^^

-hugs- <3
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Veronica Rose: Milk (Harvey)gogo_sakura on May 27th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
We have a lot in common =).
Amie: Fashion {bubbles}openmoments on May 27th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Ii can't wait to get to know you better. Star Wars friends are always welcome. ^^
i can't contain my heartbeat: {▫}: a new boy stuck on your shoebrightly__wound on May 30th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
Aw, you are so cute! Friends for sure *adds*
Amie: Art {booked}openmoments on June 9th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yay^^ I love having new friends. ^^
-albumsontheside on June 9th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Have a bloody lot in common, it seems that we do ;)
Amie: Ewan McGregor {I'm still in love with yoopenmoments on June 9th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yay. That means that it'll be easier to talk to each other. :)
Elijahwhatahugetv on October 10th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, Han (fans self and swoons).
I don't know you at all as much as i'd like yet, but I think you're extremly nifty

:D
Amie: Star Wars {i used to believe}openmoments on October 11th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh I know! Favourite non hero. Ever. Right by Sherlock Holmes. =D

Awww. Thanks. ^^ Hopefully we get to know each other better soon. ^^
nobody's home: BLOOMY: All time lovecagedlight on November 29th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Guuuuuuuuesss who? And I still don't get why you don't receive any of my text messages.
Amie: Closer {for onceopenmoments on November 29th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh I be seein you thar, you sexi Orlando Bloom.

Don't ask me why I don't. I'm not my shitty service provider.
kePPykepp0xy on February 5th, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
thefuturequeen LAS reminder
Hey there!

Sorry to hijack this post again. Your submission to the second LAS challenge is due tomorrow, at 11:59 pm PST, Friday February 5.

Thanks,
K
Amie: Merlin {dating for the good of mankind}openmoments on February 5th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
Re: thefuturequeen LAS reminder
AHAHAHA. It's not a problem. And thank you for the reminder! =D
Re: thefuturequeen LAS reminder - openmoments on February 6th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: thefuturequeen LAS reminder - kepp0xy on February 6th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
kePPykepp0xy on March 5th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
LAS reminder
Hi there,

Just a reminder that your submission to the fourth challenge of LAS is due tomorrow, Saturday March 6, 2010 by noon PST.

Thank you,
K
so many different types of sparrows!: aaangelimigination on March 20th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
LAS Challenge 5 Reminder
Just a reminder, Challenge 5 of LAS is due tomorrow at 5 pm EST. You can find the prompt and submit your entries via the "las competition" tag at thefuturequeen

<3
Imigination
so many different types of sparrows!: aaangelimigination on April 3rd, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
LAS challenge 6 reminder
Hello!

A quick reminder that today is the deadline for LAS Challenge 6. Due to some confusion over the due date and my inability to send out reminders yesterday, the submissions will close at 11:59 pm EST (instead of our usual 5:00 pm EST). You should leave your submission here:

http://community.livejournal.com/thefuturequeen/171785.html

Thanks,
Mig!
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on April 28th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
you're a redhead? i'm so jealous. i've always wanted to be a redhead, but i can't even dye my hair a bright pretty red because i'm asian and that would just look wrong.

also, i love travelling, too :) not so much the 'going to see different places' aspect of it, though, as the 'getting away' part - a change of scenery is always such a great way to refresh one's mind and body.

(ps. that douglas adams quote is fantastic!)
Amie: Nat/Hayden {it was everything i was thinopenmoments on April 28th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yuuupppers. =D AHAHAH. It's okay. You can be a redhead by association! How does that sound?!

That is very, very true. I just have a thirst for the unknown. There's so much out there that's been touched by other people and I want to see why they wanted to touch that. /corny-ness

Isn't it just? I've had it memorized for ages now. <3
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Autumnallbottledup on April 30th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you for adding me as a friend. I've added you back. It's always nice to make new ones. :)

Feel free to read my bio that's in my info page. There's a link that goes to the post.

It was nice to read yours and your pic in your profile is really pretty.
Louise: j2 - winter!heartsonwings on May 20th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Aww you sound great! Hi new friend! :D
I love travel too, I don't like staying in one place for too long lol ♥

Edited at 2010-05-20 08:03 pm (UTC)
Amie: Supernatural {the sound of awesome}openmoments on May 20th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Hello!!! I'm so glad you've joined this crazy place!!! =D

i can't wait to start travelling more often. =D
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foreverxkisses: amyforeverxkisses on June 24th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Ha! You totally have a Doctor Who icon! <3

Thank is all.
affres on December 29th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
Hey, you. It's Victoria (anzati_aurora, bratislavas). Originally, I was going to ask you if you were all right as I hadn't heard from you in a few months, but then I went back and checked, and apparently we aren't friends on this account, though I thought we were. If you defriended me for any reason, I'll respect that. However, if this is a mistake, I'd really love to be able to read you again.
Amie: Ewan McGregor {tilt your head & turn it}openmoments on December 29th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
Oh! YOU! I was wondering where you'd gone! I didn't know that you'd made a new account! Of course I'd love to be friends again. :)

How have you been, bb? Things going well at home? Been keeping busy? I'm so glad that you dropped by my journal again. :D
frosted lemon coward: bangs and coffeeborderlinetruth on December 30th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Our only common fandoms are Criminal Minds and Bones.

And yet I still really think we should be friends. =)
nobody's homecagedlight on January 13th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
cagedlight is one of my best LJ friends, we've known each other the longest. And she is amazing, no matter what she might make you try to believe. She writes words that make me want to cry.

I HADN'T SEEN THIS BEFORE. AND OMG. EXCUSE ME WHILE MY HEART FEELS SOMETHING.
Being serious though, I am crying inside. And have too many emotions that this is weird. See what you do to me. I think you did this on purpose.
Amie: stock {a dream awaits you}openmoments on January 14th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
Of course I did it on purpose bb. That's the amount of feelings I have for you. :)
BrightEyes: RPF: The Cumberbatch will see you nowbrighteyed_jill on January 21st, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Fandom_Stocking
Hey there. Just wanted to drop you a note to remind you that you have goodies at your stocking.

Happy New Year!
♋non_timebo_mala on June 5th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
Hello I used to be gothic_elvis and when I changed my name it deleted everyone for some fucking reason. Gah.

I'd appreciate a friend back if you want to!

<333
willywhowillywho on December 15th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Your photoblog is perfect. Your post is flawless. I challenge anyone to tell me that reading slashes is a waste of time. If it wasn't for your Crozil one, I couldn't have found this post and everything who comes with it.


PS: Proud Parisian here, no wonder why I adore this picture in particular.
Amie: Özil {love me when I'm gone}openmoments on December 20th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you for all your kind words. They really do mean a lot to me. I hope we get to know each other better as the time passes. Welcome to my little spot on the web. :)

I didn't take the pictures on my LJ. Unless I specifically said I did. But thank you anyways. :)
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elizaberglundelizaberglund on March 28th, 2012 09:45 am (UTC)
Let's try this way!
Hi there! We recieved your request to join alldayfootycp community but I had to reject it since you don't have your age listed on your profile and we don't accept people below 18. I tried to send you a message but on your profile it was disabled. I am tring this way. I hope this works. If you are 18, please sent me a message with your age and apply again and you will be aproved:)
Cheers!
Lolalovinthelads on March 30th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
Hi.

We're trying to add you into alldayfootiecp and it's not working

*grrr Livejournal*

Can you apply again?
Chardebussy on January 31st, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hey! abitunlikely told me you wanted an icon from one of my gifs? :) Unfortunately, this is the best I could do before the quality really got too poor. I might try deleting some more frames later, but I still hope this is okay?



(Also, I'd love to be friends. You don't have to add me back though ♥)
Amie: Cristiano [stop your face]openmoments on January 31st, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
OMG THAT WAS SO QUICK. And it's fabulous. :3333 Thank you so much. And I'm so sorry that I didn't reply to your friend request sooner. Ack!

And you got the most important bit: the eyebrow raise and the shoulder bit. SO GOOD. ♥
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W A N D E R E R ♡: pic#120799928daimyeux on July 6th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I came across your journal via mutual friends. You sound really interesting and I think we have a lot in common. Would you like to be friends? I'm Dawn, twenty-two, from Scotland. I'm trained in journalism, but currently working in a 5* hotel which I hate and my favourite things in the entire world are words and photographs. :)
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