This year's Miss XangAmerica 2012 is hosted by @firetyger!!Part 1: About Me
My name is Crystal and I am 26. I'm currently going to school for psychology, and I'm taking three classes this fall. I only have a few generals left, and my GPA thus far is 3.5, which I am very proud of. Some classes are harder than others, and I was happy when I got a B in cultural anthropology this last summer semester. I've been on Xanga for nearly 9 years, and although I've been in and out and sometimes irritated with the "Xanga drama," I truly love it here and I love the people I've met, many of them becoming great friends.
Lately, I've been spending a lot of time reading philosophy and learning about the universe. Scientists say that every atom in our body came from stardust. I think that's incredibly poetic. If anyone has Netflix and has a chance, I highly recommend watching How the Universe Works. It's a mind boggling and beautiful series. I've also been spending a lot of time writing. For the first time ever, I have a vision on where I want a novel to go and how I plan on getting there. It's really exciting, and I'm nearly 1/3 done with my word count goal.
People say that I'm funny, and I guess that's true. I mean, when you're not trying, one has to wonder what everyone is talking about. I suppose I say some funny things, like, "woah, woah, let's not get crazy here," when a kid at a baby shower wanted to trade my prize of peanut butter M&Ms for his Dots. That, young sir, is just not happening! Other than being funny, I'm one of the greatest friends you could have, I think. All the time people are coming to me for advice, and I help them as much as I can. Not to say this is all that I do, but I'm there for the people that I care about. I'm loving life and I'm more happy now than ever, and I hope that continues!
This is me :D Part Two: The Fairy Tale
Rapunzel, from Tangled, seeks nothing more than freedom, but at the same time, she fears it. She laments the fact that she is not able to step foot from her tower and wonders what lies out in the world. The witch she thinks is her mother, forces her to stay in the tower, to use her for the magic within her hair to keep her from aging. While the witch is out, Flynn climbs the tower to escape from a couple of thugs he swindled and the law. He makes a deal with Rapunzel to take her from the tower and escort her to see the glowing lanterns that light up the night sky every year on her birthday.
At first, she's conflicted about her new found freedom, but soon learns that she enjoys the freedom, and the company of the thief, Flynn. They go on an adventure, running from thugs and the law and the witch finds a way to get Rapunzel to doubt Flynn's intentions, bringing her back to the tower. Flynn goes back for her and rescues her from the witch, and she is then reunited with her real family, the king and queen.
This is a story that has more than one moral, but I think the most important one is the idea of freedom. It's important for man to feel truly free in his life, freed from the chains of bondage. It is only through freedom that man can find true happiness, and that's the fundamental moral that we should all seek. One cannot be fulfilled unless one is happy, living a life of freedom. Also, my hair is super long too (just had to throw that out there! XD).
Rapunzel and Flynn
Voting starts on Thursday, and you can vote HERE at that time!! Good luck to all the contestants!!