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Interview
Interviewed by causette

001. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
002. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
003. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
004. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
005. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.



1. Name three things on your list of 'Must Do Before I Die' that you have not done yet.
Oh wow--I can see these aren't going to be easy questions...
1. Professionally photograph the most beautiful person in the world.
2. Find happiness again
3. Suntan on a nice peaceful beach somewhere.

2. Tell me about your LJ user name. How did you come up with it, what does it mean, have you had it before LJ...?
I created it out of my love for Aragorn. I just combined two of his names and there it is. Aragorn + Estel=Araestel. I wanted plain old Ara, but it was taken and the journal is dead. So I combined. ;) Never had it before--created solely for lj so I could hide from rabid fans in a previous fandom and them not make the connection, follow me and make this fandom hell too.

3. When did you start Photoshopping and how did you learn it so well?
Well, I'd been doing graphics for a number of years with a program called PhotoDraw, and before that, in whatever medium I could use at the time. Basically, I took the skills I'd learned from PhotoDraw, learned a couple of tricks from roommie who actually got me started on it (I had no clue how to start a project) and then everything just evolved from there. I rarely have looked at tuts, you can find some in my memories, but I can honestly say I've really only tried 2 so far--the whitewash one and jenlynn820's color one, which helped me *so* much. Rommie has been a *huge* help too--wav She makes Atlantis icons now so if you're a fan--check 'em out.

4. What was always your best/favorite subject in school?
I was actually good at everything *except* math. I SUCK at math. I always got the highest marks in english, literature, music and art--business classes too. I was in the honor society and named to who's who, but mostly, school bored me because it wasn't challenging. Sad, but true. I've actually learned more since being *out* of school--especially in history. And if only they'd taught a course on weather.... Anyway, It's hard to me to pick one, but since I only received a half credit for music and a half for art until I was a junior, I'll combine the two and say they were my favs. Though I *did* toy with the idea of becoming an English major in college...

5. What do you like the best about yourself? (can be physical or not)
Eight years ago if someone had asked me this, I would have said my smile, but since I can't do that anymore, this question really has me trying to pick something that doesn't make me cringe. So I've moved from physical to something else. I supposed I'd go with my artistic ability--though slim it is.

And how come no one asks me about liking Orlando--you know, what I like best about him, that sorta thing???? LOL

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causette From: causette Date: April 12th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
What is it about Orlando that draws you to him more than most other celebs? =P

Aragorn + Estel=Araestel

DUDE, I totally did not pick up on that!!! LOL. Just proves that I've not read the books and so I never thing of Aragorn as Estel ;-)
araestel From: araestel Date: April 12th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL You didn't add those names togther? Tsk tsk. LOL

What is it about Orlando that draws you to him more than most other celebs? =P

His zest for life, his ability to convey positive vibes, his comedic timing, his sparkling eyes, his smile and his beauty. ;)

In other words--I'm *damn* easy! LOL
causette From: causette Date: April 12th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
oh and hey, you can totally interview me too!!! *G*
araestel From: araestel Date: April 12th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL Sounds like a plan!

Here you go...

1. If you could meet one person from history and ask them one question, who would it be and what would you ask?
2. If you could be part of one moment in history, what would it be and why?
3. Why Orlando?
4. What was your first fandom and pairing?
5. Sun or moon?
lucilla27 From: lucilla27 Date: April 12th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
You can fire away. :)
araestel From: araestel Date: April 12th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay!

1. What's your favorite type of music?
2. If you had to lose one of your five senses, which one would it be?
3. What's your favorite movie and why?
4. If you were to make the perfect movie, what would it be and who would the stars be?
5. What's your favorite thing in the whole world? (It could be, reading your flist, drinking coffee, going barefoot, the smell of roses--anything!)
lucilla27 From: lucilla27 Date: April 13th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
1. Light rock, I guess. I love Sarah McLachlan.
2. Smell
3. I think Little Women (1994) I love the cast and the story. They really transformed Louisa May Alcott's book perfectly.
4. Epic romance with Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen as lovers. Angelina Jolie would be someplace in the film to. :)
5. Quiet time with my husband. Early morning with him is lovely.
araestel From: araestel Date: April 13th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
AWWWWWWWWW you're so lucky to have someone you love so very much. It's all I ever wanted and it's just not meant to be.
lucilla27 From: lucilla27 Date: April 13th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never give up. {{{hugs}}}
After the rape I never believed I could look at a man again but I did. You can find love, I think we all can. Bless you
araestel From: araestel Date: April 13th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I was so traumatized by my ex-husband, I just don't see it ever happening. Besides, I only fall for gay men. Every man I ever felt anything for has turned out to be gay--*except* the ex and well, he just terrorized me. I think I'm just done now.
mostly_mischief From: mostly_mischief Date: April 12th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just bringing inspiration for icons! I still need to get the other POTC icons if you can lead me to them?

Also I'd love to post about your icon challenges in the yahoo group :) If you would send me details.

Here I leave this for you! and more on the site ;o)






araestel From: araestel Date: April 12th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG--I love you *so* much for sharing these!!!!

The potc_challenge is as follows:
*Apply and wait for approval--usually it just takes me seeing the mail and I do it immediately.
*Challenges are issued on Saturday at the same time the voting is posted for the previous week's challenge.
*All challenges last for one week unless there's not enough entries, at which time, I extend it for one additional week.
*Voting is from Saturday night until Tuesday night at 7.
*Challenges are for non-animated icons and photos from "The Curse of the Black Pearl" are used primarily, but as pics from the sequels surface, I post those in challenges as well.
*Members and non-members are allowed to vote.

Hope this helps! And thank you!!
mostly_mischief From: mostly_mischief Date: April 12th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
almost forgot! The rest is here http://www.wherestherum.com/spoilerpictures.htm

I have to find Miss Mata now :o)
araestel From: araestel Date: April 12th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
WONDERFUL!!!!!!! Thank you!!!
moondancerjen From: moondancerjen Date: April 12th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really enjoyed reading your interview this is a great meme.

Interview Me!!!!
araestel From: araestel Date: April 12th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Consider it done!

1. What's your favorite music?
2. Do you prefer sunlight or moonlight and why?
3. What is your favorite movie and why?
4. If you could change places with someone for one day, who would it be and why?
5. What do you think is your biggest strength?
moondancerjen From: moondancerjen Date: April 13th, 2006 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
ok, so now do i reply here with my answers AND post it in my lj or just post it in my lj?
araestel From: araestel Date: April 13th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Post the questions and answers in *your* lj. ;) I'll see 'em.
beautiful_hooch From: beautiful_hooch Date: April 12th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are so cool.


Hooch ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: April 12th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually enjoyed this one. ;)
From: elle_4you Date: April 13th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm enjoying reading all the answers around my flist. I never got what was behind your username, but I love it!!

Would you interview me?
araestel From: araestel Date: April 13th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
And here I thought my name was easily explained. ;) Don't feel alone, you're not.

And yes, I'd love to!

1. Do you feel funny about manipping "real people"? I can't seem to make myself do it. I've done manips for years and am really quite good at it. But crossing that line from "character" to "real person" is something I jsut can't seem to move past.

2. What's the one thing you desire more than any other in the whole world?

3. If you were standed on a deserted island and knew you'd not be rescued for 3 years, what *three things* would you *have* to have with you?

4. Wht made you decide to do manips and was Orli your first?

5. What's your favorite movie and why?
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