First, I must thank everyone for being so kind, patient and supportive all the time- it fuels my motivation like no tomorrow.
Here are questions from messages, comments and wall posts I’ve received compiled below. If you’ve any more or other follow-up questions, feel free to comment and I’ll keep adding on. As you know, I adore questions. I’m also curious to see if we have anything in common! Happy reading!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Most of the time, I’m either studying, on my microscope or taking care of other responsibilities. But I also love reading, swimming, and running.
What are you studying at university?
Molecular genetics and a romance language.
In Wattpad you mentioned English isn’t your first language, what others can you speak?
4; 3 romance languages fluently, and intermediate-level Mandarin.
Are you into BDSM? How long have you been into it?
I am in the lifestyle. I’ve been in it for around 5 years.
Will/can you post a full picture of yourself?
To tell you the truth, I enjoy my privacy. I find that physical appearance can skew and influence one’s perception of their deeds sometimes. Maybe one day!
Are some parts of yourself included in Estella’s character?
Hah! I think everyone shares some traits with Estella in one way or another. But yes; curiosity gets the better of my common sense. Friends will tell you I curse like a sailor and can come across ‘rough’ for a woman at times.
Do you have any other books posted?
Who is your favorite character in Blackwell Academy?
Aaah! This is like asking parents who their favorite child is- I’ve no clue!
Will you work on a sequel for Blackwell Academy?
Quite certain I will!
What is your favorite food?
I love this one. Gnocchi (simple, but fucking delicious).
Do you have a fictional character that you are in love with? If so, who?
What an absolutely fantastic question. In terms of my own characters, some are derived from people I know and interact with, so I can’t answer you there. However, I’m quite fond of one character in the Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. His name is Kvothe.
What color are your eyes?
They’re lightish brown.
What color is your hair?
My hair is russet-coloured with some light brown streaks.
What was your favorite chapter to write?
What a wonderful question! And a difficult one to answer. As of present (June 2021), I think it must’ve been Midnight Gold.
Who is your favorite author?
I can concretely say I don’t have one- I admire too many of them. However, Patrick Rothfuss is up there; his books are what made me fall in love with reading and quickly assimilate the English language.
What is your favorite movie?
Hah! That’s almost as tough as asking for my favourite book! I’m a sucker for some classics like the Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Indiana Jones. I’m not a fan of sad films, and don’t handle horror movies well.
What’s your zodiac sign?
Who is your celebrity crush?
Hm… Harrison Ford.
What is the top thing on your bucket list that you would love to do?
Thank you for such a great question. I’ve never voiced it, but I’d like to publish a book one day.
What’s the biggest goal you want to accomplish?
Oh man. Right now, probably to get into my desired PhD program. I’d also love to consolidate my Mandarin.
What’s your update schedule?
To be honest, there’s no fixed schedule. I do my best to juggle everything, but know that my mind is always with my story and I am constantly itching to write. It’s a big source of joy for me. Depending on my academics, I upload as soon as I’ve finished my round of edits. Having said this, I really apologize for those long waits. I just don’t release chapters unless I’m satisfied with it (that cheesy old saying comes into play; “quality over quantity”).
What happened in Wattpad?
Summarizing, the entirety of Blackwell Academy got deleted without warning, with the excuse of it infringing community guidelines. I lost some chapters that were only on Wattpad (quite stupid of me, I know) and edits of others. Thankfully, someone very special helped me retain some of those chapters. I tried reaching out a bunch of times, got no clarifications, just the same automated responses- so here I am!
Why did Wattpad delete Blackwell Academy?
From what people have told me, Wattpad was bought by a very family-friendly company and has been “purging” stories- regardless if you categorize your story as mature content/for adults and warn readers of explicit content beforehand. Considering I haven’t even delved into sexual scenes yet, it didn’t bode well for me. But I’ve learned from that. I made a Facebook page in case something happens here, and, I’m writing on a different medium first.
Where did the inspiration come from to write Blackwell Academy?
The inspiration stemmed from real life experiences. More specifically, a mixture between university, BDSM experiences and life overall.
Do you wish Blackwell Academy was a real place?
To tell you the truth, there are some settings that resemble it already. Depending on the country you live in, there are various clubs and places (we call them ‘scenes’) where you can explore this lifestyle.