How long have you had this blog?
Since June 2009.
How many followers do you have?
How many people do you follow?
At the moment, 390
I got the name from one of my favourite episodes of Heroes. But I chose it for my blog because it has a cool meaning. An asylum can be two completely opposite things: a place of madness, or a sanctuary for those in need of shelter and safety. My blog is my asylum, so when people come to it, they are literally going “into asylum”. Whether it’s a madhouse or a sanctuary is your own interpretation ;)
What do you use to edit your graphics?
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Where do you download/watch shows and movies in order to make your graphics and gifs?
Where are you from?
Born and raised in Canada
What’s your background?
How old are you/What’s your birthday?
23 years old (January 25th, 1990)
What shows do you watch?
All the CURRENTLY AIRING shows I watch are: The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Misfits (although I stopped watching after Series 3 ended), Glee, Doctor Who, Pretty Little Liars, Switched At Birth, The Big Bang Theory, Skins, Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, American Horror Story, Once Upon A Time, The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, Shameless, My Mad Fat Diary, The Mindy Project, Girls, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Melissa and Joey, Baby Daddy, America’s Next Top Model, Tia and Tamera, Orphan Black, Sleepy Hollow, Orange Is The New Black
Who do you ship from each of your favourite shows/movies?
I want to work at the Disney Store, how did you get a job there?
Well the process is different now than when I applied four years ago. You can’t hand in your resume to managers in the store anymore. All resumes/applications are sent and done online.
But yeah, so it was September of 2009 when I first applied. I was just starting my second year of university and at that point in my life I’d still never had a part-time job before. So I passed the Disney Store one day and decided to give it a try since I’ve always loved Disney so much. I wasn’t really looking for a part-time job, I was just curious and interested to see what would happen if I actually applied and gave it a try. I didn’t even give my resume to any other store, just Disney.
Anyway, I went in a few days later and I asked for a manager, and when she came out I gave her my resume. She asked me on the spot why I wanted to work there, as well as who the “Fab 5” were (thankfully I’m a Disney fanatic so I knew). A week or so later she called me in for a group interview. At the interview each of us had to sing a part of a Disney song of our choice. I chose Aladdin’s “One Jump Ahead (Reprise)”. On October 22nd, I got the call saying I was hired as a seasonal cast member (meaning only for the Christmas season, which the Disney Store does every September until the end of December).
I started on November 1st, 2009. By the end of December the managers gave me a name tag and an actual Disney Store employee shirt (seasonals wear a different outfit). But they still hadn’t told me I was staying so I was confused for a few weeks, haha.
Then when it came to mid-January, I realized that I was still working, and still on the schedule each week. That’s when my manager informed me that they decided to keep me as an actual cast member, and welcomed me to the team. And the rest is history. I’ve been working there for almost 4 years now and I love it.
(FYI, you have to be 18 years old or older to work at a Disney Store)
Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?
Hermione Granger is queen of everything, and everyone else can go home.
How did you get into Harry Potter, and how old were you?
I started liking Harry Potter when I was in 4th grade, before the movies came out. My teacher read a chapter every day of Philosopher’s Stone to our class as part of our “story time”, and then we’d have to do reports and stuff on certain chapters.
But I really got into Harry Potter when the first movie came out in 2001, when I was almost 12 years old. After the first movie I bought all of the first 4 books (since those were the only ones that were out at the time). And thus the love/obsession began!