I'm just going to say this.
It's refreshing to see that you are such a big Leighton/Ed fans because of their talent over their looks, whenever i see your questions answered you base answers about why you love them because of their acting, and although you do discuss looks, it not priority, and that is completely how i feel, as I do believe Gossip Girl are lucky to have such good and realistic actors on their show.
Also, I just love how you come across when talking about Blair/Chuck.
Thank you so much, I really appreciate you telling me that!
I really do love them for so much more than their looks. I mean obviously looks help but I’m such a big fan of who they are as people (particularly Leighton), I’m glad other people are too! And I agree that the show is lucky to have them.
Where do u think Blair's maturity confidence come from; I think allot of it maybe to do with her academic journey/performance/wants..
I agree with you but I think a lot of it also has to do with her upbringing. Although she has always had a nanny/maid her parents obviously worked a lot while she was young so she would have learnt to be independent from a young age and I think that makes you mature a little faster than someone who always has their parents around doing things for them. I also think part of her confidence comes from knowing her place in the world. She knows she is privileged and in a way, better off than most people her age and I think that makes her not cocky but proud and confident. She can go into any situation knowing that her background will serve her well. She is from a good family, attended a good school etc.
ps. do you have a tumblr ask box or email or something I can write to? That way I can answer your more personal questions in detail :)
As I said before, I don’t know what defines her beauty exactly but i think a lot of Blair’s beauty has to do with Leighton’s classic features. I also believe beauty has a lot to do with the way people carry themselves. Blair has a style and class about her that I think add to her beauty. You could have a pretty girl but if she doesn’t know how to carry and present herself she’s not going to look as beautiful as a girl with similar features but who knows how to present herself well. I hope that makes sense..
What do u think is appealing about a girl who takes care of herself and is petite?
If this is referring to my answer earlier about me liking that she is petite and not tiny, what I meant was that I like the fact that she is petite because yes, leighton is a petite person but I also love the fact that Leighton/Blair is not walking around looking like she’s about to fall over because she hasn’t eaten in weeks. She still has hips and curves and I think she has a really beautiful, natural body. In terms of a girl taking care of herself I think that is absolutely essential. It’s easy to do and you can take care of yourself no matter what your size, weight, complexion etc. I think it’s important because it shows that you care about yourself and people are much more likely to care about you if you obviously care for yourself. Maybe I’ve been in a superficial industry for too long but I really do think it’s integral to appear well groomed at all times!
ps. I’m about to get on a long flight but when I land I’ll answer the rest :)
After reading what you had to say I respect you. Wonderful answers; I really appreciated them.
I think Leighton and Blair are similar in that they are both determined, ambitious and independent girls - can you define the determination, ambition, need to excel and want to excel which is equally imp. and value of independence?
Also, recently I've also been looking at horoscopes for the first time; from good sources not the silly type that are found in magazines and newspapers and I was also intrigued and found a sense of thrill in it. I always look for ways to find myself increasingly... and my general thought on it was that I think ofcourse when you talk about horoscopes defining each person in this world it obviously won't work. But I think the credibility lies in the fact that if people actually are given the right oppurtunities and environments to find a certain self worth then, i think allot of this may just hold true in varying degrees.
So, I was going to ask if you had any ideas of good sites/sources to learn more (I'm a Scorpio ) ... i;ve read a little thus far but would like to see where this goes... :)
Thank you, I really appreciated your questions as well.
I think that determination and ambition have to come from within yourself and can change depending on the person. A lot of the time people find that they don’t have anything in their life that really motivates them to find that certain determination and ambition within themselves. I think that you need to find something that you really want to fight for, something that you’re passionate about and can’t live without and that will really make you work and make you determined. Wikipedia defines Ambition as: the desire for personal achievement. Ambitious persons seek to be the best at what they choose to do for attainment, power, or superiority.
I think that once you’ve found your ambition and what it is that you want to strive for, the determination will come naturally from that as it is really just about your will to succeed and achieve your goal or goals.
I think independence is important because it allows you to make decisions for yourself. When you are more dependent on other people they have a bigger effect on the shaping of your ideas and decisions but when you spend more time focusing on what you want and depending on yourself and your thoughts and ideas you will find yourself more satisfied with the decisions and choices you make. Well that’s what I believe anyway :)
When it comes to horoscopes I know a lot of it is just general information but I do believe a lot of the time that there are certain factors and traits that people display that reflect what sign they are. A site that I like to look at every once in a while is astrologyzone by Susan Miller. I take everything with a grain of salt but I often find that a few things ring true. I completely agree with what you said about people being given the right opportunities and environments and I’ve been lucky enough my whole life to have been given great opportunities but I also believe that you can make things happen for yourself too.
Here’s the link for this month for Scorpio, hope it helps :)