“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” – Winston Churchill
Is this page created for those readers who have a burning interest to know who the author is, or is it a page for awkward social outcasts like me to find solace in the knowledge that they are not alone? Unfortunately, I’ve created the page anyway, and no matter how much I will most certainly regret it during the next period of time that I don’t care about, I will not delete it, to my ultimate sorrow.
For those of you who have come here to find an innocent soul to judge, I’d tell you to screw yourself politely, but I don’t think I’d waste the effort of being polite at this point.
Before I begin to regret this to a point that I can’t handle, here goes:
My name is Apsara Senaratne (yes, weird name, I know. Can’t pronounce it? Great. Fine. Don’t ask me the pronunciation.), and I am an obsessive reader, writer, artist, fangirl, photography enthusiast, and the strange, small, scrawny-looking person in the corner who no one bothers to talk to. (Depressing, right? Wrong. I’m the type of person, who , rather than be subject to empty socialization about that fleeting thing that happened yesterday, would curl up in some corner of the library and read myself into a fabricated bliss.)
I’d also rather spend hours drawing something rather than talking to some family member that I’ve never met or don’t remember (but must pretend to remember) about the weather or answer the classic “How is school?” question.
Whenever I speak, I sound sarcastic, even if I’m being completely serious. If I give someone a compliment, the first thing that they’ll ask is, “Are you being sarcastic?” No, I’m not being sarcastic. I think you’re a great person. Sometimes.
Photography, drawing, and writing are my personal sanctuaries. Unlike socializing, these things do not require me to actually pay attention to empty chatter and actually formulate a response that doesn’t sound as cliche as the original question or statement.
Maybe you’ve figured it out by now, but I am not a very social person, and I appreciate silence more than empty chatter. If you have something important to say, and it’s not something ridiculous, as in, “So-and-so is dating so-and-so,” go ahead.
I apologize if I seem a bit judgmental. I don’t dislike people as individuals. I just dislike society and its values.
No, I am not anti-establishment. I am just anti-conformism, anti-discrimination and anti-stereotypes.
That’s about it about me, so, move on to my blog page if you are genuinely (stressing the word genuinely) interested in me and my strange world.
But, if you want to know more, just keep on scrolling.
Drawings (June 2017):
Drawings (March 2017):
Drawings (August 2016):
Drawings (August 2016):
Drawings (June 2016):
Above are the only few drawings that I do not feel annoyed with. After all, I am self-taught, and there are flaws in my art. I apologize if you expected more artistic skill from me. I do not have quite a lot of skill in drawing.
A few other (more trivial things) about me that you probably don’t care about:
1. Don’t ask me personal questions. There’s a 200% chance that I won’t answer them.
2. Patience is not my strong suit.
3. I can be a real [insert potentially offensive expletive here] sometimes, can’t I?