Friday, 7 January 2011

A Brief Introduction

Hi there everyone! My name is Alice, and I'm a fifteen year old aspiring writer and actress from merry old England. I suppose I should be used to introducing myself by now, with the sheer amount of online accounts that I have scattered about the internet, but every introduction I write seems to be as mundane as the last. I used to think that I was simply bad at introducing myself to others, it's not something that I tend to get much practise at after all, however, over the past few months, I've realised something. I'm simply a mundane, average person. Some people may not want to know about the high flying achievements of the rich kids and celebrities, sometimes people want to know about real people. If that's the case, then you've come to the right place.

So, on with the introductions. As aforementioned, I'm an aspiring writer and actress. Of course, I would choose some of the most difficult career paths to get into, wouldn't I? I mean, writing fair enough, this is writing what I'm doing right now, but if I'm completely honest with you, this isn't my favourite kind of writing. What I do enjoy is creative writing, devising story lines and characters, twisting popular culture and forcing it to look at it's own reflection to show what it really is. The thing is, with my creative writing, it has to have a message that can be carried on into real life. Considering how much I enjoy the supernatural (vampires in particular), it could be seen as quite a challenge, but I enjoy challenging myself. How would an experience shape a person? How would they act because of that? Every character should be complex, and I say that every character should relate back to real life somehow. For example, one of my characters is adopted into a family after watching her mother die in front of her eyes in a brutal murder. Not exactly relatable, is it? But take the psychological aspects, the loss of a loved one, the mistrust of a new family, the feeling of not quite fitting in. Now, doesn't that seem a little more relatable?

Acting on the other hand has been a passion of mine for a number of years. If there's one thing I love more than writing, it's acting. I see it as a channel just as much as writing is. You can pour emotions into a character, anger, fear, hate, love, you can show the world your interpretation of them. But more importantly for me is the simple thrill of being up on the stage, being watched with eager eyes, telling a story through not only your language, your words alone. The performance that really got me hooked was David Tennant's interpretation of Hamlet. Probably one of the most powerfully displayed characters by one of the greatest actors of our time. I admit that I get emotional over a lot of performances, but considering that Hamlet was performed using Shakespearian English, and I still understood everything perfectly and shed tears over a lot of the performance, it really speaks volumes about the man. Because of that, I wanted to be a stage actress. There's a connection that's harder to convey between you and your audience when there's a panel of glass between you.

I said that this was going to be a 'Brief' introduction, and I haven't even gotten onto who I am as a person, what I look like, who my family are, or anything. Ah well, I suppose that will have to wait until another entry.

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