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Tyra Plamen
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Another Interview Meme with Carly

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 5:00 PM
Stolen from TheFelinianWithWings

1. What are your names?
Well, my legal name is Carly S. Olvirsson, and I am sometimes called Carlsbad and Olaf by my friends. I've had a wide variety of internet handles, none of which really matter. 

2. Do you know why you were named that?
I'm not really sure I could explain my parents' rationale. I just know I would have been Carl if I were a boy and the Hebrew middle name is a heritage thing. 

3. What are you? 
I am a woman with a particular set of skills. ..I'm sorry, I can't do the Taken thing with a straight face. 

4. What's your gender?
I'm a woman.

5. How old are you?
I turn 26 in June.

6. What do you think your life expectancy is?
Probably not as high as I want it to be, but isn't that everyone?

7. What's your height?
Five foot three. ONE MEASLY INCH shy of average. 

8. What's your eye color?
Blue.

9. How about hair color?
Blonde.

10. Do you think you're attractive?
No, not really, but for some reason the upper part of my shirt is like some kind of Nice Guy and Catcall magnet. 

11. Do you have any features that you want to get rid of, if you could? 
The aforementioned upper part of my skirt. 

12. How would you introduce yourself? If you are famous in your world, how would you introduce yourself to someone who had never heard of you?
Hi! I'm Carly Olvirsson. Nice to meet you. 

13. Have any abilities or powers?
I apparently have really good intuition. I'm also a fantastic planner and I'm great at clerical work.  And um... I'm pretty strong for my size? And I'm not a bad aim with certain things...

14. Stop being a Mary-sue!
You're telling me to stop being a Mary Sue? Me? Really? Have you met like, any of my friends? Seriously? I live in Mary Suetopia! At least I'm a Mary Sue who exists in the honor and image of other Mary Sues!

15. What do you usually wear?
I like to wear skirts, but I'm going to be doing less of that soon, at least at work. I mean, pencil skirts are so restrictive. We'll see what my work environment at the next place is like.

16. Do you ever walk around naked? 
I have four dogs. No. 

17. Ever cross-dressed before? 
I like anime. You do the math.

18. What do you wear to bed?
Generally, a t-shirt and shorts. 

19. What's in your pockets right now?
I uh... lip balm... my backup wallet... kleenex... Most of the rest is in my purse.

20. To what social class do you belong? 
Middle class yay. For now.

21. What is your job?
I am between jobs right now. I am currently about to put in notice for my current position as an office manager, from which I am on leave, and I have not yet seen the contract for my new position to see my official job title. I'm thinking it's going to be something to the tune of "Project Manager." 

22. What is your lifelong dream?
To leave the world better than I found it. 

23. What is your worst nightmare? 
Letting people down.

24. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?
I think I'm pretty honest with the people I trust, and with myself, about my ideas and motivations. And the face I show to the world isn't so much fake as it is curated. I really am a cheerful, friendly, and helpful person. I also really like heavy metal and cartoons, but you don't need to know that when I'm filing your data away. 

25. What's one thing you like and one thing you dislike about your personality?
I like my compassion. I don't like my cowardice. 

26. What do you do on a regular basis? 
I lavish my dogs with affection. I play games with them. I clean my house. I put new ringtones on my phone. I play games. I read. Did I mention reading? I watch TV. I listen to music constantly.

27. Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do?
I blog. I game. I blog some more. I go to concerts. I play with my dogs. 

28. That's cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don't like.
Cruelty. And Racism. I hate racism. 

29. What are you most afraid of?
Letting folks down. 

30. Have any secrets?
Yes. I'll just tell you those right now! Let's see, I um, I never told anyone this before, but I have... I have... I have a mole on the back of my ear. Gasp. The horror. 

31. Name your worst habits?
I get really shy and nervous easily. And I make a lot of assumptions. And I always sell myself short. And worry.  And maybe I can be a little judgmental.

32. Any nasty indulgences, like smoking or gambling?
Uhhh, coffee, cake, information, you know.

33. Have any of you ever done illegal things knowingly (don't include petty things like jaywalking)? What were they?
Don't include petty things, you say?

34. Are you one to hold a grudge? 
I can, a little, but I can generally let go of them, especially if the thing I'm mad about came from good intentions. 

35. What do you do when you're upset?
Well, I stay polite and I don't do anything nasty. But you will know. 

36. What's one thing that could potentially cause you to go into a blind rage? 
Do not hurt my friends.  

37. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?
I refuse to hurt innocent people. I refuse to betray someone I care about. I don't know. What kind of question is this? I won't do things I think are wrong just because they're easy. 

38. What's your preferred weapon of choice? 
Weapon? I'm not really a weapon kinda gal.

39. What is your favorite colour?
Sunny yellow. 

40. Favorite drink?
Raspberry cream soda. 

41. Alright. What's your favorite food?
That's hard. But... Oatmeal.

42. What are your thoughts on pie?

Yes, please.

43. What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Birthday cake.

44. Where are you from?
Michigan!

45. What's your favorite place?
EPCOT.

46. What's your least favorite place? 
I've never been to a place that's all that bad in itself, yet. 

47. Where do you wish you could be right now, regardless of whether it's real or not? 
I wish I were with a particular friend of mine. 

48. What is the first thing you tend to notice when you first meet someone?
What kind of mood they're in. 

49. What is your favorite season? 
I like the spring, but fall is nice too.

50. Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. Infatuation at first sight? Yes. Love at first conversation? Yes. LOVE at first SIGHT? No.

51. Gay, straight, or bi?
Straight. 

52. Are you interested in anyone?
Yes.

53. What do you look for in a partner?
I look for someone who respects me and cares about me. I look for someone who is not a moral liability. Someone I can learn from without being lead around by. Until recently, I thought I was looking for a man who no longer existed. 

54. What's your idea of a perfect date?
Beach somewhere with a soft sand bottom and few to no waves. Dinner somewhere that serves barbecue (or breakfast-for-dinner if they have oatmeal, that's fine too), then a movie at a drive-in theater or outdoor play, somewhere scenic, so if the movie or play is boring you can just take in nature. Fruity drinks all around, as well, alcohol optional. 

55. Are you single or taken?
I am not actually sure I know the answer to that question. Answering that question is like, super awkward. If I say I'm taken, I might be reading into his level of commitment more than I'm really comfortable with. Say I'm single and I'm suggesting I would actually go out with someone else if asked, which I've already prove I wouldn't do. Let's put it this way: Anyone else asks me out right now and I'm going to say no. Anyone else asks him out right now and I will live with it so long as he cancels our date before he goes on hers. 

56. Are you a virgin
I don't know, are you rude and crass?

57. Have you ever kissed anyone? If so, who was your first? Who was your last? 
I second my previous question. Also, I don't kiss and tell. I have kissed people, and that is all that I am saying. 

58. What is your favorite thing to touch? 
My dogs. 

59. Ever wanna marry and have kids one day?
I once wanted to. I can't say I'm not holding out for marriage someday, but I don't know that kids are going to happen. Not that I don't want them eventually, but it's just looking not to be in the cards.

60. Have any family members?
I have my parents and my extended family. You know, aunts, uncles, cousins. I also have four beautiful dogs, and I believe I may be included in the "brothers-in-arms" thing one of my friends is on about. Especially given how often I get compared to said friend's actual little brother. 

61. Oh? How about pets?
I have a Great Dane named Clark, a Black Lab named Bruce, a Rottweiler named Diana, and a Pit Bull named Hal. Collectively, they are the Justice League.

62. How many friends do you have?
I'm somewhere near the 600 mark on facebook.

63. If the one you cared most about in your life were to somehow die today, how would you react and what would you do? 
Depends on the circumstances. Natural or even truly accidental causes and I would certainly mourn a long time and be very upset, but then try to honor his memory. If someone killed him? I don't know what I would do, but it would certainly not be to the benefit of whoever killed him. 

64. Do you look up to anyone at all?
I look up to a lot of people. A great many historical men of peace, at least one historical man of war, some of the most noble and morally responsible superheroes, my bosses, my former boss, my parents, the guy I'm kinda dating...

65. Do you hate anyone?
I love that this is a yes or no question! 

66. Who is your worst enemy?
Myself.

67. Have you ever hurt anyone in anyway before?
Yes. Apparently messing with band geeks in front of cheerleaders is a bad idea. Broke a nail sticking up for that kid. Oh, and I did kind of trounce those two jerks who jumped me the other day. Pick on someone your own size...

68. Ever... killed anyone before?
No, and I hope not to. But if it happens, it happens.

69. Under what circumstances do you think killing someone justified, in general?
Killing is only justified in the defense of life and liberty, and only under narrow circumstances even there. You have every right to defend yourself and every right to defend innocents and other people so long as you exhaust your non-lethal options first. If you started it, though, or if the people you are defending are actively threatening innocents or are in certain death-penalty-for-murder situations, you aren't justified. If the loss of liberty is minor or even if you haven't taken all non-lethal options, you aren't justified. I'm not sure how I feel about euthanasia, but I can only be down with it in situations where the person is already basically dead anyway, where only suffering and death awaits with no hope of recovery (assuming reasonable chances of scientific innovation), or when the person is aware enough to give informed consent. 

70. Are you wanted for anything? 
I have a new work contract to sign next week. Oh, you mean criminally. No. 

71. Uh... if you were to get in a fight with a strong wrestler, do you think you'd win? 
Maybe. My Friend taught me how to suplex people! I even did it the other day! It was kind of awesome. 

72. What's one of your fondest childhood memories? 
The day I got my first library book. 

73. If you could go back and change one thing about the past, would you? What would you change?
I really regret riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. And I regret my particular choice of questions when I met a friend of mine in front of my boss, but it's ok, he took it all right.

74. What kind of animal are you most like?
I'm kind of like a dog. Nervous, loyal, affectionate, and not so bright, but probably brighter than people think. 

Or you know, maybe not. There is one other animal I'm like. The Myna bird, a kind of starling. They're very social, friendly, colorful birds that like to mimic what they hear. They're also fairly adaptable. Their name is from Sansrkit and means "bubbling over with joy." I think that fits. 

75. Do/did you go to school?
Yes I did. I graduated in the top 5% of my high school class and graduated from college Summa Cum Laude with a BGS.

76. Do you have fangirls/fanboys?
No, but I have a decent following on my Twitter.

77. If you're a girl, what's your cup size? If you're a guy, how big are you?
It depends on what I'm drinking. I generally do my coffee in your regular-size mug, but cold drinks are best out of glass tumblers. I like my Captain America one best. that's about, what, twelve ounces?

78. What's one phrase you overuse? 
Surprise surprise. 

79. Would you rather swim in a lake or the ocean?
Lake lake lake lake. Small inland lakes preferred. Most of the cool places on Huron are either too rocky or too shallow for good swimming. 

80. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? 
No.

81. How long can you stay under water? 
I've never timed myself, but I know I'm good for at least a minute?

82. Any fetishes?
You do not get to ask me that. 

83. Seme or uke?
I am a woman and the whole yaoi community notions of seme and uke do not really apply to me. And I'm not much of a yaoi reader, either. It's one of those things where, if you're calling it yaoi, it's probably more about the fetishization of a community of people than actually supporting that group of people, and that just doesn't do it for me. 

84. Which do you like more, sad stories or happy stories? 
I like stories that include both at the right spot in the story. 

85. Camping or indoors?
How about indoors with easy access to pretty outdoors?

86. Do you like to sing or dance? 
I love to sing and I'm ok with dancing, but I'm not very good at either. 

87. To what degree do you avoid risks and danger?
Whenever possible, unless of course I'm putting someone else at risk by avoiding. 

88. What makes you vulnerable? 
All the things.

89. Under what circumstance would you risk your own life for someone else? 
Uh, that person being a decent person or just innocent should do it, but in practice I've only stuck up for people I care about and people I've sworn to protect. 

90. How would you describe your current adventuring companions to a friend you trust?
Oh, just some folks I met on vacation. 

91. What do you do to relax?
Read, listen to music, watch TV and movies, love on dogs. 

92. What's the best piece of advice you've ever had?
My mom once told me not to make something I thought wasn't going to happen, but wanted to happen, not happen by thinking it wasn't possible. She was so right. But really, one of my friend's more Socratic advice stile had a lot more impact on me when he lead me to make a promise to myself not to let my fears control me. And a new friend of mine straight up told me to stay optimistic. So yeah, we'll go with that. 

93. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
Good: Clerical work, planning events, reading people
Bad: Saying the right thing at the right time, not thinking about the guy I like, handling my liquor.

94. If you could choose, how would you want to die?
Protecting people I love.

95. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
Hahaha. Hahaha. Ha. Ahem. I would snuggle with my dogs, tell the people I love not to let the mourning of me destroy their future happiness, and maybe give the guy I have a crush on a little peck on the cheek. Maybe. 

96. What's one word that best describes you? 
Friendly!

97. What would you do if you could meet your creator? 
I said thank you a lot. To all of them. What, my parents and idols totally count. So do my two mentors.

98. What are your impressions about the other interviewees?
I did not notice any other interviewees.

99. Do you even want to be here?
No.

100. What do you spend most of your time doing?
Clerical work, dog care, and reading. And gaming and music listening.

Journal History

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DON'T THANK ME
No Thanks Needed by savagebinn .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Don't thank me Stamp by owleyed-angel

Please don't thank me for llamas, faves, and the like! Thanking people for these things encourages people to do them just for attention, so you'll come to their page and see their work. It's sad that people have made gratitude a liability, but there's nothing to be done.

If you really must show me some kind of gratitude, give me a llama, or engage me in conversation about something you like in the same comment you use to thank me. I am here to make friends, not get pageviews!

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MisterClassic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I need that "STOP" sign as well. I'm getting sick and tired of the "Thanks for this and that and that~!"
How do you made that?
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you have to be a premium member to make the custom boxes on your profile, and I'm not sure, but you might also need to be a premium member to use the thumb codes for those three stamps I have in there. Try fiddling around on your page to see if you can one, make custom boxes, and two, put thumbs in your descriptoin on the profile box!

The actual big black box I got from CypherVisor
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storykeeper03 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey long time no see, i'm sorry to bother you with this but my friend found some 'ban anime'petition and i think something might not bne right about this so i wanted to ask what you thought of it cause i'm not sure if it was possible or not. here's a link to the journal oujoasuka.deviantart.com/journ… i just want to know if anyone should take action or if it's something to not worry too much about.
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, so, first up, I'm American and I'm certified to teach in America. I don't know a lot about the particular freedom of speech legislation in either Japan or Australia. But...

Banning anime or manga in the US outright is impossible because of the first amendment on free expression. Things that have certain kinds of sexual content can be "banned" because of obscenity laws, but that only covers certain kinds of distribution. You can also keep things off broadcast TV, but you can show almost anything on cable or satellite. But the US isn't relevant here. It's just all I know. 

Australia has much tougher rules on violent and obscene content and fewer protections on free speech than the U.S. because of the way their constitution is set up. I am not qualified to give details beyond that. If you are worried about the availability of things in Australia you need to contact international lawyers or Australian free speech activists for information. If you're worried anime is under attack in its home country of Japan, you need to seek out experts on Japan.

Sorry I couldn't be much help. 
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storykeeper03 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no thats okay, you've been a big help and i wasn't concerned with it affecting Australia. last time i checked our government isn't concerned so i'm not worried, it's my friends in america that are anime fans that i was concerned about. glad to know it can't be done though ^^ i found the petition but something didn't seem, is George bush still a congressman?

and again sorry to bother you but you seem to know more about this stuff then anyone i know ^^; how have you been?
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, George Bush was the name of two presidents. Neither of them are president now.

And it's no problem. I just wish I could help more. I'm all right. you?
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Adisko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
ty4llama have1back
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Pandachu123 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the Badge.
(One step closer to the Llama Elite Four!!) XD
Anyway, it's an honor to be noticed by a beta tester, and I love your Pokemon art.
It's incredible! I wish my Pokemon pictures were as good, but, as they say, practice makes perfect. I'm not asking for page views; it's just my opinion.
Anyway, sorry about the huge paragraph.
Might I ask if you have a favorite Pokemon? :)
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! You don't need to be in awe of us beta testers though; we're just premium members who opt into beta testing. Any premium member can do it! If you get a premium, you can be a beta tester, too. 

And thanks for the compliment on my art. I worked really hard on all my Pokemon stuff, but I owe most of my success to the Art Academy games, which taught me all the things my art classes in school never did. Now they have a "Pokemon Art Academy" game coming out, too. XD But I didn't have that, I just had the regular lessons, and I had to apply what I learned to Pokemon.

You're right that practice makes perfect. I took a quick peek at your gallery and you have a lot more skill than you let on! It can be hard to transition from humans to Pokemon, and I'm not fully comfortable with my progress there, but I found what helped me most was learning about construction shapes. Keep working on it, and I'm sure you'll surpass me easily. My art teacher in high school more or less told me I was hopeless, so if you have even a modicum of talent, a little hard work will take you far.

My favorite Pokemon is actually Mewtwo. It's hard to tell because I like Starmie a lot, too, but... :) I assume yours is Pikachu?
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