I hate getting-to-know yous. I hate random and irrelevant questions about what letter your name starts with and random fruits and animals and colors. I hate walking into a room and having to play an awkward “name-game” (in which my name is butchered). It gets even worse when it involves throwing things- my coordination is lacking. I can’t answer on the spot questions very well either… I once told a room of people that I painted a cat purple because it was the first thing I thought of. You can probably see why I don’t enjoy these games much. They always seemed just pointless, and like a very stilted way to start a relationship. Don’t be friends with the purple-cat girl! So here on the Literary Palace, I’m going to start off with all sorts of real, true and relevant things about me.
I’m writing this blog on a relatively anonymous basis, so you can call me Jupiter (I really love the sky, okay?). I’d like to tell you that I’m super successful and I have like a gazillion dollars and a pool made of gold and a pet whale, but then I’d be lying and that’s not the best way to start a reader relationship. I’m a student, a girl, I don’t have a pool (but I’ve got a hot tub, so that’s lovely), and I have a dog who’s semi-psychotic but mostly pretty cute. I’m also a nerdy bookworm who gets way too into fictional stories. Feel free to write me “ASDFGHJKL” because I’m fluent in fangirl. And I can speak a bit of French. I have a few friends, and they’ll all get cool code names to stay anonymous. I love dressing up and hot cocoa and rainstorms and the color blue and singing in the shower. I’m claustrophobic and I hate leaving messes but I also hate cleaning them up. I don’t wear socks most of the time, except when it’s necessary, and I make pasta for fun. I’m oddish and awkward and funny and strange all at once and sometimes I love it.
So come here if you like reading, because I love talking about books. Come here if you like fashion because I’ll show you some pictures of what I like to wear and hopefully we can trade. Come here if you like pictures, and you like capturing moments of the world in your camera. Come here if you love life, and you want to share your beautiful moments with somebody else. Come here if life’s got you down, because it does that to everyone, and that includes me. I’m always here. Come here if you want to spend some time, and learn how to do life a little easier with each other. Welcome to the Literary Palace, you lot, and I hope you’ll stick around.
If you’re reading this (do people actually read this??) and you feel the same sometimes, let me know down in the comments. This is a cozy corner of the internet and completely safe. If you’re crazy enough to read this, I’ll dedicate a batch of cupcakes in your honour. You’re pretty cool. If you came here because you mistook it for a cooler site, I can’t blame you. Leave a comment if you find it. If you came here to be a rude hater, dishonour on your cow. Take your hate somewhere else. I’m handing you the key to a pretty cool place, as long as you believe in it. Okay, that sounded really corny. And a bit like I work at Disney. I sincerely apologise. Dreams come true, kids!