Where did you get your Protagonize name?
Valto means "luck" in Quenya.
What do you want people to call you?
Valto, Cheryl, anything that suits your fancy!
Describe your most important goal.
My most important goal is to build a life with someone that I love, and to be the best friend I can possibly be. I want to be remembered as someone who poured out her heart and love, who was always warm and an empathetic listener.
What animal are you most like? Why?
I've been told that in a former life, I was a cat. probably closer to a little kitten - I alternate between spasms of excitement and lengths of lethargy. I love certain people intensely - I only like to be touched by a few.
How would your friends or closest family members describe you if given three words?
loving, creative, smart.
If you could live anywhere, whether it exists or not, where would it be?
ooh. Ottery St. Catchpole - close proximity to the Burrow as well as Luna's Rook house. and I would have magic in my blood, obviously.
Name a character from a story, poem, or play who is most like you. If you can't pick, choose one you wish you were most like.
I identify a lot with Luna Lovegood - quirky, sometimes lost in my own thoughts, belief in things that cannot be proven. I am fiercely loyal to my friends, and if I was ever sorted, I’m pretty sure that I would be in Ravenclaw.
What is your least favourite literary work that you have read or started reading?
I did not like "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. I appreciate the talent in this work, as it evoked such horror and disgust in me, but it was a rather uncomfortable book to read.
What is your favourite aspect of your personality?
you probably already can tell, but I think I am pretty loving, and I really care about people. I think that everyone deserves a chance to tell their story, and I enjoy hearing those stories because you can learn a lot about a person from them.
What, in your opinion, is your largest flaw?
I overreact and overanalyze to the point of obsession.
Recommend three literary works for us to read. These can be novels, book series, plays, poems, essays, etc.
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, The Griffin and Sabine books by Nick Bantock, Endless Love by Scott Spencer (don’t be fooled by this last title – it’s a very raw and slightly disturbing book.)
Recommend two movies.
Inception and V for Vendetta.
Recommend a collab.
Pantalaimon’s Inspired by Music collab. DO IT!
Recommend a piece of your own work to read.
I haven’t written much yet because I just got over a case of writer’s block. More to come!
Recommend a piece of another protag member's work to read.
Auburn – by Pantalaimon. The emotion in it brings me to my knees.
If you could learn any one language, what would it be?
ooh. Pan took mine! I’d love to learn Quenya. However, I would also love to be fluent in French. I know a little, but am nowhere near fluent.
new question: If you were a molecule, what would you be?
I would be Serotonin. It is essential for happiness.