Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Rionator, one of our most prolific commenters. Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Maddie, 24, New York City.
How did you find the site?
Must’ve been fate, because I don’t remember, but it was immediately bookmarked.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I’m in my first year of law school, so mostly I sit in class and troll for summer jobs. Speaking of which, if you hear of a patent litigation firm that needs an intern who works for free and is good at sharing home-baked goods, let me know!
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
Jessica, I really appreciated the way that you chronicled your breakup. I imagine that it must have been extremely hard to do, especially since some of the comments (even the ones that meant well) must have been difficult to read. I recently went through a breakup myself and I found it comforting that I wasn’t the only one out there having to deal with that kind of loss. It’s funny how relationships are all different, but heartbreak can be so relatable.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
Oh, god. “The Bachelor,” “Jersey Shore,” Real Housewives of Everywhere, “Teen Mom 2,” and basically every other crappy, scripted “reality” TV show out there. They’re all useful fodder for procrastination so they all get DVRed. And then I wonder how all of a sudden I have 100 pages to read and a 10-page paper to write before tomorrow’s class. But it’s worth it. How else would I know that some little meatball named Deena is gunning to be the next Activia spokeswoman? (What is she eating that she’s always constipated?!)
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Zombies > Werewolves + Vampires. (But I make an exception for Bill Compton. Team Bill!)
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
I was set up on a blind date for one of my sorority formals in college. The guy showed up and was cute, and I was glad I had chosen such a tight dress, even if it meant I had to go with a tampon-and-thong combo instead of a trusty pad. (You probably know where this is going…) We pre-gamed and made it to the party bus, but the bus was overflowing with people so I had to sit on his lap. When we got to the venue and I stood up, there was blood on his khakis. I was mortified and have repressed most of this memory but I remember saying something like, “Well, at least you know I’m fertile!” He bought a glass of red wine at the bar and gallantly spilled it on his pants so the blood would blend in. We ended up dating for a year, mostly because I think we both figured it would be too awkward not to.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
Yes, kind of. What I really think is that the world would be a generally better place if women were in charge, but I guess I’ll settle for equality. For now.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
I hope you all like rice and beans! It comes with bottomless Two Buck Chuck, and if I’m feeling extra fancy I might even have ice cream (store brand, so don’t go getting your hopes up for the good stuff). Student loans are no joke.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Um, I have to do laundry. I’m wearing a frayed fishnet thong that was part of a Halloween costume I bought at an “adult” store because they seriously always have the funniest costumes. It’s my last piece of real underwear before I dig through my closet for the bathing suit bottoms. Don’t judge me.
What is your secret talent?
I have perfect pitch. It was always my show and tell thing in elementary school, because I was lazy and I liked showing off. Actually, both of those things are still true.
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand — please read it. Everyone should. Also, see the horror flick “Let Me In,” but for very different reasons.
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
To bed: Eric Bana, and he doesn’t even have to dress up as Hector or his character from “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” To marry: Hugh Jackman, but only as Wolverine.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
More outrage! There is seriously scary stuff happening out there, and not all of it is as obvious as the crazy anti-abortion legislation.