What do you think are the 5 most beautiful things in the world?
The things I think are the most beautiful have to start with comics, obviously I'm a giant nerd. So whenever I go into a comic shop seeing all of the artwork, comics can also tell such amazing and diverse stories that bring many people from all around the world together.
My second would have to be the art of filmmaking, and films in general. Like comics, they can tell such deep and enthralling stories, but they also are visually beautiful, as are many of the performances in them.
Outside of material things, or entertainment I'd have to say that the willingness of humans to help each other is also so incredibly beautiful.
We've all been through, and are still going through a pandemic, but seeing others willing to change their entire lives to help out and work so hard no matter their job.
The fourth thing I find beautiful is spending time with those who have similar interests than you, nothing beats being able to gush over a show, book, or movie that makes you happy.
Lastly, I feel that although the internet sometimes can be filled with a lot of negativity, it has the power to bring many people together. Whether you are connecting with family you haven't seen since the pandemic started, or are hosting a live stream with friends, it's beautiful to see people make connections with others.
What's your greatest accomplishment so far?
There's been a few things that I am proud of myself for accomplishing. One that I always go back to, which started my entire content creating journey, was being offered an opportunity to be a writer for a site that I frequently read as a fan.
Never in my life did I think that talking about superheroes, or films would lead to that. When I was offered the position of a featured writer for https://comicbookdebate.com/ I remember thinking "Uhhhh why me?". But I am forever thankful to The Farooqi Bros, who are the masterminds behind comicbook debate, for allowing me to be on their team.
It gave me a voice I did not know I even had, they saw something in me.
Since joining about two years ago I have written great pieces on female heroes and their importance, the way Zack Snyder Films have helped with my mental health, and even some film reviews.
It was the push I needed to find my creative voice.
What’s your favorite thing about yourself?
I love this question! Sometimes I feel that we don't celebrate ourselves enough. So, I'd say my favorite thing about myself is my humor. I love making people laugh, and bringing joy to someone even if it's for a short amount of time. I don't take myself very seriously, so I try to find the humor in things to make life easier.
If you were given a chance to play a favorite memory for the rest of your life, what would it be?
One of my all time favorite memories is seeing the first Wonder Woman film in theaters with my Mom.
She has always been my hero in every way, and she always talked about Lynda Carter Wonder Woman.
So whenever I think of Wonder Woman I think of my awesome Mother. I remember we bought matching t-shirts, went to the theater super early, and bought all the special merchandise for the film. We sat in a packed theater full of many different types of people. We both cheered, laughed, and cried (well atleast I cried).
It is something that I think about a lot, Wonder Woman is a character that gives my mom and I a lot of strength and encouragement. I'm so glad we were able to share this experience together, I still have our tickets!
What fascinates you about the works and persona of Justice League's director, Zack Snyder?
There's so many aspects to Zack, and his films that inspire, challenge, and motivate so many people. To me what I adore about his films is that they are not only visually stunning, but they also tell an equally stunning story.
What I think sets Zack apart from other directors is that he cares so deeply for the characters he is bringing to life, but also the art of filmmaking.
I am always intrigued by the new cameras he's using or the new tech on sets. There's many things that fascinate me, and other fans, about Zack as a person.
What fascinates me the most is how his creative brain works. How he is able to take a storyboard, or a script, and have this amazing vision in his mind and be able to make it real.
How did the "Release the Snyder Cut" movement affected your life?
I found the Snyder Cut fandom in 2018, I wasn't super active in the community, but I was seeing so many people doing a lot of amazing things for charity, and for the Snyder family.
I was not doing well mentally for myself, and I wasn't having an easy time finding or making friends. So when I started to become more active I found a huge group of people that loved the things that I loved as well. And from there it grew.
There are so many amazing memories that I have from this movement that I cherish deeply. This movement gave me something positive to focus on, and let me be a part of something bigger than myself.
How did the pandemic affect your life?
The pandemic changed a lot of things for so many. For me, it made me see how hard I can work. I was working with the public when the pandemic started, and for almost a year I was working 50-60 hour work weeks in a fast paced environment where people were getting tired of having to wear masks or social distance.
It was really tough some days, but it showed me how much of a hard worker I can be. The pandemic did not change my personal life much, I'm a pretty introverted person. I was able to still enjoy my hobbies and interests.
What are your top five personal values?
1. Being honest with who you are and what you do.
2. Being passionate in your interests.
3. Having empathy for others.
4. Being truthful in what you say, and what you do.
5. Being your true authentic self, because people can tell when you are faking.
What is the most important thing you could do right now in your personal life?
The most important thing I could do for my personal life is to check in on people more. There's many times when you think to yourself "how is this person doing?", but you never take the steps to really check in on them.
It's always important to let people know what they mean to you, and that you are thinking of them.