Oh, wow… I just had to post this interview, even though I have posted so much today. I am going to introduce you to a brand new friend of mine. She is 17 years old, and may be the most awesome girl on the planet except for my own kids… I knew nothing about her. She stumbled onto my blog during the Inner View thing and asked to do it.
Just read it… and then we can all go and visit the blog belonging to this astounding young lady: http://konnikim.wordpress.com/konnikim
I hope that link works… I copied from her interview, and it has been emailed back and forth and then moved here…
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the interview that will blow your minds…
1. What do you like best about my blog?
I liked the comments!! And your responses to them-so witty! I love the light atmosphere of random people talking to each other, making jokes, and having fun.
(You say that like you have no plans to stick around and become one of my loyal minions… you do know that doing these interviews is the same as signing a pact in blood, right???)
2. Do you like monkeys?
No…I’ve never liked monkeys.. never have, never will… I like horses though. And unicorns.
(Unicorns, huh… then you need to go over to my sidebar and in the part called ‘top posts and pages’ there is one called ‘Unicorns vomit rainbows… in your dreams’… go and click on it… we will wait… and the correct answer is: yes, I like monkeys, especially the ones you painted in the book you wrote for kids, called ‘I Like Monkeys, Mr. Pouringmyartout, sir!)
3. If you won a free, month-long trip to Paris, but each day for one hour you had to stand under the Eifel Tower naked, would you still go?
No I wouldn’t, because I can’t stand humiliation. Plus, I’ve already visited Paris a lot when I was younger (when I used to live in London). A month-long trip wouldn’t be worth it. What if people take photos and they end up all over the internet? My social life would be over. 9gag would probably have a meme of a photo of me awkwardly standing naked under the Eiffel tower, and I would NEVER be able to get a boyfriend.
(I have no idea what 9gag is… but I do know that was not a good question to ask a young lady)
4. What makes your blog unique?
My blog doesn’t just focus on one single topic, I combine art, fashion, and literature to make things more interesting. Also, I speak from a unique standpoint. I’m actually really weird, once you get to know me.
(Well… once again I feel bad that I am doing an interview with someone I know nothing about, and I will try to get to know you, because I like weird… I know nothing about fashion though… I only wear clothes so I don’t freeze or sunburn, get arrested for public nudity, and I like to have pockets to carry stuff in)
5. If you were in charge of the universe, what is the first order you would issue?
I would stop wars. I would also stop brainwashing, especially when it comes from authoritative figures. I also want to improve the Korean education system, and many other education systems around the world. There is so much talent that’s being ignored.
(That was a beautiful and well thought-out answer… sort of hard for me to think of anything funny to say about that)
6. What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
I’ve done a lot of stupid things… Once I got into a stranger’s car thinking it was my mum’s car. The woman in the car just stared at me like I was crazy, and I just mumbled ‘sorry’ and ran out. But the thing is, I tend to forget embarrassing moments. My brain erases bad memories. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.
(Hey, my brain erases all kinds of moments… but I am getting old… so… but hey, thanks for being honest… and I bet you haven’t done anywhere near as many stupid things as I have)
7. Would you rather spend the day with an adult, a kid, or a baby?
DEFINITELY AN ADULT!!! I really hate babies and little kids. Kids my age(17) are okay, because we would have stuff in common. But I would enjoy spending a day with someone more mature than I am.
(I am going to use my brain’s awesome ability to forget stuff and forget you said that part about hating babies… sigh… and how can you hate kids??? You are a kid, for cryin’ out loud)
8. What, in your opinion, is the worst thing that Dick Cheney ever did?
Okay, who is Dick Cheney? : S Never heard of him before. I like his name though.
(I am amazed at how many people don’t know who Dick Cheney is… the most evil man in the world… bless you, my child, for your delightful innocence… now go Google him… you will never sleep soundly again)
9. What is the worst thing that you ever did?
The worst thing I’ve ever done is to give up. It’s not one incident, it’s just that looking back on my life I could have achieved so much more if I had made the most of every single opportunity that was handed to me. If I had just not let other people let me down, I might have already reached my goals. I should stop people from influencing my life so much and start believing in myself.
(Wow… once again, not all that funny, but you moved me deeply. I now have hope for the human race)
10. If you could have dinner with one fictional character… including cartoons… who would you pick?
I would have dinner with Ender, from Ender’s Game. Ooh Draco Malfoy would also be a good choice. He would keep things interesting. I would also love to have dinner with a pleasant gentleman like Mr. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice.
(Now I am depressed again… because that was another great answer, and I have nothing funny to say, but you are surprising me all over the place, and I think I like you… also, you may be way too smart for this blog… I know you are way to smart for me)
11. If you were locked in a room with a knife, a barbecue, and a living cow, would you die of starvation before you could bring yourself to kill and eat the cow?
That’s a really interesting question. I think I would kill and eat the cow. It’s disgusting to think about right now but in that situation I wouldn’t have a choice. I don’t think many people would be able to starve themselves to death when they have a source of food right in front of them.
(You would think that, but if we are talking about modern, American city-dwellers, you would be wrong)
12. What one word describes your blog best?
Excitement. I want my followers to feel excited for new posts, excited to contact me and share ideas about art and fashion, and excited to find someone who shares the same thoughts with them when they visit Konni Kim Designs. Personally, I feel excited whenever I upload a new post and wait for likes and comments. I’m excited for the future of Konni Kim Designs. To me, my blog is my source of just being me and following my dream. It’s a way to be myself without anyone pointing their finger at me or laughing at my efforts. It’s also a way of proving to myself that I can achieve my dreams.
(Awesome… and you win the prize for the longest one-word answer in history)
13. Is there one celebrity that you would leave your family for if they declared their undying love for you?
Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance…but he’s already married and has a kid. Or Miley Cyrus. She would probably be fun to be with.
(Okay, I wasn’t expecting the second part of that, but you have hidden depths and I find myself thinking that not only are you probably a very talented artist, designer and writer, but that you are going to be very successful in life and have fun at the same time)
14. If I got my hands on a photo of you and did funny things to you in Photoshop for a whole week, but you had no input into what I actually did to you, and I posted everything I did, would you be okay with that? And can I have a picture of you?
Ummmmm…. There’s a photo of me on my blog, on the ‘Who is Konni Kim’ page http://konnikim.wordpress.com/konnikim/. BUT you would have to show me the photo first and tell me about what you’re planning on doing, before you post it anywhere on the internet. ; P I’m scared that I’ll end up on 9gag one day. My parents would be so surprised.
(I do weird funny stuff with pictures… you wouldn’t have to worry about being put in a compromising position… I might make you into a vegetable, or stick your head on an animal body, or make you into a cartoon character… but don’t worry, I would never do it without permission and I am way too busy right now anyway)
15. What makes you cry?
When people I truly loved betray me or shun me out of their lives. When I feel pity for myself… Watching old people being lonely.
(You know what? I have decided that I like you, kid. You are all right! Do you write poetry?)
16. If you could cuss out one famous person, living or dead, who would that be?
Sexists. This actually applies to non-famous people too. I just ruined the whole point of your question. Sorry!
(I love that answer! I have two daughters… and also, back in my younger days, all the girls totally thought of me as just a big, sexy hunk of man-meat, so, like, whatever, my brain is up here)
17. Tell me the truth, do you really like me?
Yes, so far I do! I love your blog, and you seem creative and funny.
(That was a safe answer… it was also the correct answer! Please stick around. Even if I end up driving you crazy, there are lots of other very nice people here to meet)
18. What kind of circus trick would you like to be able to do?
I want to be able to stand on horses’ backs while they’re galloping. I’d also like to be good at trapeze acts.
(Everybody ends up getting greedy… but I love horses, and flying through the air would be cool, so I will allow the double answer)
19. Which drug side effects from those TV commercials disturb you the most?
I don’t know of many, but I once saw a commercial that warned me of getting ‘dry mouth’. Imagine what it would be like to have a dry mouth. Internal bleeding is scary, too.
(If those are the worst things you have to worry about, you lead a charmed life… but don’t worry, you too will be old someday)
20. Who the hell do you think you are?
A unique, adventurous, fun-loving, food-loving, chic, stylish, artistic, trying-to-be-intelligent, lonely, confused little 17-year-old with huge dreams!
(HA!!! I like this kid!!! Who is with me on this? We need her to stick around… she is upbeat and positive, witty, charming, smart, fun, funny and adorable!!!)
21. Now tell us why we should follow you…
You should follow me because my blog will make your life so much more interesting. You would be able to explore the thoughts of a weirdo 17-year-old kid. You would also be able to explore my outfits and style. You can criticize me on my thoughts on art and fashion and we can have a debate. Plus, every day, you would feel compelled to start working harder towards your dream. You would think, “Even this little teenager is pursuing her passion and doing her best to turn her dreams into reality by posting on this blog. If she can do it, I can do it.” It’s up to you! Plus, we could be friends!
(You are going to do fine in this life… I am considering following you… that wouldn’t be creepy at all, right??? Right???)
Just for you…
1. What made you decide to do a blog?
I’ve been blogging since I was about 7 or 8. My dad set up my first blog for me, and I’ve always enjoyed writing out my thoughts into words for everyone to see. I started Konni Kim Designs about a year ago. I was sitting in my room one day and decided to actually DO something within my reach that would bring me closer to my passion and my dream. I wanted to test myself, and see if I could actually make it as a fashion blogger. Also, I wanted to have a place to freely express myself away from the stress of daily life.
(Well, I do hope that when you were younger… like up until NOW, your dad has also made sure you were very careful, because there are a lot of very creepy people out there… like weird old guys who are just… wait… no, not all of us, I mean, I’m… just be careful okay… the world needs you)
2. You know fashion… I do not… can you suggest what kind of clothes I should wear to make me irresistible to human beings?
Clothes that YOU feel confident in! Usually the clothes that you feel confident wearing are the clothes that you think identify your style and personality. If YOU feel good, you’ll send positive, bright vibes to everyone. Who doesn’t want to be around a confident, happy guy? : )
(I was just kidding anyway… I am drop-dead gorgeous, I have marvelous legs, I am funny, I play the guitar and sing, write poetry that makes the ladies swoon, write books, and I have the cool shades… also, I’m married… so…)
3. If there was only one pair of high-heeled shoes left on the planet, would you kill for them?
No. In fact, I don’t wear heels that often. I don’t think you should have to chase fashion around to be stylish. A true fashionista knows that the secret to real style is making do with what you’ve got and still looking fabulous. Although we all love designer clothes, what many people don’t know is that you don’t have to have designer clothes to be fashionable.
(Uh… I may be a fashionista and I never even knew it… sigh)
There you go… if you aren’t smiling and feeling better about the future of the human race, then you have something wrong with your heart…
Go visit her.