Q&A: Mary Akey

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Inner peace and happiness

What is your greatest fear? Being alone.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Apologizing for everything.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Being flaky

What is your greatest extravagance? Buying cool tee shirts that I lose.

What is your current state of mind? The best way I can describe it is when you are just about to plunge on a roller coaster. You know you are going down and you can’t stop it.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Kindness.I don’t think its that hard.

On what occasion do you lie? I lie on many/any occasions. I don’t know why.

What do you most dislike about your appearance? Multiple things, but if i had to pick one I would say my acne.

What is the quality you most like in a man? Listening to and remembering things I talk about.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Being funny.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? I don’t know. (then right after I say that, I DO know)

What or who is the greatest love of your life? At this point I would have to say that I haven’t met them. So my cat Peragon is the love of my life.

When and where were you happiest? Every year at summer camp. I don’t have to worry about a thing and I can just live.

Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I could sing. I know how to play a few instruments but I cannot sing.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My ears are too small

What do you consider your greatest achievement? I don’t think I’ve had it yet

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? A cat

Where would you most like to live? Australia

What is your most treasured possession? Bronze tree necklace my dad bought me.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being alone.

What is your most marked characteristic? The weird tones and voices i use.

What do you most value in your friends? Following through

Who are your favorite writers? Rupi Kaur, Edouard Leve, Kate Bass, Virginia Woolf.

Who is your hero of fiction? Nemo

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Stalin. I’m not a communist, but communism is a cool idea.

Who are your heroes in real life? My dad

What are your favorite names? Camille, Iris

What is it that you most dislike? Bananas are the worst things ever.

What is your motto? yolo?