Elections, Day 4: Fourth Medicine Cat Hustings!

Our fourth and final round of Medicine Cat hustings! Meet candidates Moonbreeze, Pineblossom, and Fernpaw!

Welcome back, BlogClanners! Today is the fourth and final day of the Medicine Cat hustings! Applications are now closed. 🙂

Today our candidates answering your questions will be Moonbreeze, Pineblossom, and Fernpaw. Please be kind and accepting and give your best questions to our candidates in the comments below!

Candidates may use the comments below as a space to put their campaign, and the amazing members of BlogClan can use the comments as a space to ask questions, such as: why do you want this position? What are some good qualities you have? What are your flaws? What would you want to add to BlogClan? What changes would you like to make?

I shall now hand it over to our candidates! Good luck!

Moonbreeze

Hardworking, Passionate, Committed

Drawn by Goldenfawn

For those of you who have not seen the form, this speech is going in the box headed by the following words. “Why do you want this position?” And it’s followed by a red asterisk, meaning it’s required. I’ve spent far too long staring at this box. Why do I want this position? Two years ago, at the last election, I thought it was about giving back. Becoming the medicine cat was all about giving back to a community that’s given me so much, and all about giving back to the people who lifted me off the ground and told me that it was all okay, right when I needed it the most. Now, I’m thinking about it again. Why do I want this position? And maybe if I don’t get the position now, if I run again in yet another two years, my answer will be different once again. But here’s what I’ve got for now. 

Right now, if you’re to ask me why – it’s simply because I feel like I want to help BlogClan do for other people what it has done for me. 

BlogClan gave me a place to feel like myself, it gave me a chance to be the person I had always wanted to be. I stuck on BlogClan for the sole reason of the fact that I made friends. I was welcomed and everybody here, many of who have now disappeared in the nearly four years since I first commented, made me feel a sense of belonging that I really hadn’t felt before. And I want to do that for new members, now, as your medicine cat. I want to show them this place, our little corner of the internet – and I want them to have the same chance to be happy that I did. 

Because it would have been so easy for me, back then, to close the tab and turn away. There was so much going on – so many pages, so many instructions and so many names and comments – that I almost did leave, on that very first day. And that only leads me to wonder – how many kids have done just that? 

I don’t care if it’s three. I don’t care if it’s twenty. The number, in the end, doesn’t matter. But if there’s a singular one, even just one – that’s one too many for me. I want to help make new members feel safe, I want to help them feel happy and welcome.

While I’m not a mod, as I’m sure you all know – and while it does mean that you all, quite likely, don’t have the same certainty about me and my commitment as you do for the members of BlogTeam – it also means that I’d like to think I understand how a lot of you guys feel about our community, a lot of times, a little bit better. And I don’t mean this in a way to put anybody down – but I feel like I have a different point of view, sometimes. I have the same one a lot of you guys do. I feel a lot more like an average member of BlogClan than a super cool role model – and I want to take that knowledge, that insight that I’ve carried with me for years – into the position of medicine cat, where I can help make the site the best it can be! I totally get that want to be admired, the want to be somebody that everybody looks up to and wishes to be.

I also understand that regardless of our titles, we all matter the same. You all matter more than you may know. I want to make you all understand that, and I want to make you all feel just as important as you are. Because I’ve struggled far too often with my own self worth to let it all happen to you, without even trying to help you all myself. 
So, in the end, I guess I want to be medicine cat for two real reasons. I want to be the smiling and welcoming face – and I want to open new members with open arms so that they don’t, like I almost did, lose the chance to find a place that really feels like a second home. And I want to make every single person here feel important. I want you all to feel as special as you are, and I want to take everything I’ve learned from my nearly four years here, and make this site even just the tiniest little bit better.


Pineblossom

Observant, Supportive, Empathetic

Drawn by Goldenfawn

hello, i’m pine! i’ve been a part of blogclan for more than two years now, and i can absolutely say that this community and the people in it have changed my life for the better. one of my favorite parts of blogclan is how it’s not just a website, it’s a community, and even a family. from the very beginning, everyone is welcomed, regardless of who they are, what they’re interested in, or where they’re from. everyone on blogclan is so different, meaning that you are guaranteed to find someone who shares interests with you. the diversity within blogclan is something so key to what makes this what it is for many people: a home. people can escape from their lives and talk about what they like without judgment here, and they can be whoever they are without limitation. blogclan is like a little safe haven on the internet for anyone and everyone to grow and thrive, among people who will love you. personally, i know that blogclan has allowed me to become who i am today: to feel loved, and to have an amazing support group and friends i’ve gone through thick and thin with. i’m so inspired by everyone on blogclan every day, and i learn a new lesson with each experience i go through. i’ve learned so much about real life topics like lgbtq+ and world cultures, from people with all different experiences with all aspects of life. i have been taught lessons and i have been the teacher, and both are equally joyful experiences with the wonderful people of blogclan. with everything that blogclan has done for me, all i want to do is be able to give back to the community however i can. i want to be someone who inspires others like those who inspired me have, and to be the person that i would want to be there for me. i believe that everyone deserves to have people that bring them up, as well as allow them space to grow. regardless of if i become medicine cat, i still want to achieve these goals and be there for all of you. i know that recently i haven’t been as active, but i’m human too, and life can be hard sometimes. i’ve spent a lot of time on connected and similar sites to blogclan like warriors amino, discord, and instagram, and i’ve gained a lot of experience as a friend, member of a community, and a leader, and i feel like i’ve returned to the blog as a better person overall. honestly, i just feel so lucky to be able to run alongside such amazing candidates, who have all made their mark on blogclan history, and i’m just here for the ride 😛 overall, as medicine cat, i would want to preserve the family feeling of blogclan that allows everybody to be free to be whoever they are, which is so unique to this little community. good luck to everybody else who is running, you guys are all people who i look up to and love <33 thank you all so much!


Fernpaw

Open-minded, passionate, hardworking

Drawn by Goldenfawn

The Blog, BlogTeam and the members of this amazing community have always been things that I admire and aspire to follow. Their creativity, intellect, theories, and general kindness contribute to a place I love. We are all drawn together by a common interest – that is, Warriors – and while many have drifted away from the series they are still active members of BlogClan, proving how we come for one thing, and are compelled to stay. It’s this beautiful, welcoming environment! For 14 months now, I have been a member of the Blog. Every step of the way, I’ve never felt excluded or unwanted in any form, and I’ve made good friends. <3 Back when I joined, I wasn’t expecting to become this attached to a website. After all, it’s just a website, isn’t it? That is as far from the truth as you can get – BlogClan is a home to all of us. I want to contribute to the Blog on the next level to leave a long-lasting impact for the better, and give everybody the same welcome I experienced – as the Blog’s medicine cat. I want to show my gratitude for the Blog’s existence. I want to connect with each and every member – to ensure that everybody feels welcomed and valued, like they deserve to be. I want to expand on my communication skills and social knowledge. I want to be the kind of person, or cat, that I looked up to when I first joined, and that I still look up to today – Embix, Viper, Goldi, Fawny, Rainie, Cheetah, Birchy, Kat, the current medicine cat, Iceflower, the senior warriors, the warriors, the apprentices, the elders and the kits of BlogClan! When I’m offered a position, I dedicate myself to it. I persevere. I complete all tasks, whether they be at school, on my computer, outside of the education system, to the highest capability. Simultaneously, I’m aware of my own limits and am not afraid to ask for help if I need it. So why should you even consider me as your medicine cat, some cat-loving weirdo on the internet? I believe I am a strong candidate because I continue to keep my mind open, and hold each member of BlogClan in equal esteem. I like to think I’m fair, just – that I am equitable and I promote a safe space for anybody and everybody. Impartiality, honesty, hard work, determination and friendliness are all values I consider essential for those in a leadership position. That being said, I am confident BlogClan’s choice of medicine cat will be purr-fect for the job!! I’m experienced as a school captain, and have taken on a multitude of other guidance-based roles in my life. I feel that as a Blog member on the slightly younger side, I am able to relate with all of you, and understand that age is no barrier. I share common interests, visual art, writing, reading, cooking, with the majority of you, and this will allow me to communicate between BlogTeam and BlogClan effectively. Additionally, I am in a position, and will continue to be in one for the next two years, where I can offer a large amount of time and resources. I am excited for the future of BlogClan – and I want to be a part of its development. I’ve watched the Blog crash and seen it rebuilt. I’ve witnessed the harmony of what we’ve created. I guarantee that as medicine cat, I will give everybody support if they need it, and that every new member will be compelled to stay as I welcome them to one of the most superb places to be. Thank you so much for this opportunity!! <3 I am so sorry you had to read all through that ^^; Keep being amazing and I can’t wait to see who the next deputy and medicine cat are going to be!

Well, that’s a wrap on hustings! There will be a break tomorrow and then the first round of voting shall commence on July 7th!

If you haven’t been in any of the hustings posts and applied, your applications were not valid due to not meeting the requirement of being here at least one year from what comments we could find. Thank you for your understanding. 🙂

Goldenfawn

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  • What do u currently contribute to the Blog that makes you deserving of this role?

    • honestly? right now, i don’t feel like i do anything all that special. i don’t run any games, i don’t post helpful lists or anything of the sort. but right now? i just try my best. i comment on mostly the tavern, hug page, art page, and pokemon page. even if i’m not doing anything big or grand, i try to be a steady presence, somebody that’s always around, even if just in the shadows sometimes! i’m definitely most active on the blogclan community discord server, out of the various blogclan platforms, but i’m also on the wiki! while i feel that i don’t do anything particularly big, fancy, or notable – i feel like i’m always trying to offer advice on the hug page, complimenting the wonderful art i see, and simply trying to put a smile on everyone’s face.

      i don’t feel like a medicine cat has to run a huge event, make giant posts, or anything of the sort. i feel like most importantly, a medicine cat has to be helping the community in any way that they feel suits them best. perhaps i don’t do big and grand gestures, here on the blog. but i feel i’m suited for the medicine cat position because i’m always willing to try my best to help the community in any way i can, big or small!

    • well, i am a senior warrior here 😛 i used to post a little welcome to blogclan guide on the say hi page as well! i’d really love to implement that again regardless of the election results, after i get used to the new blog functions 😀 other than that, i run the blogclan newsletter along with a couple other lovely folks through discord, and i have modding experience with the former blogclan wildlife; in general i keep in touch with other blogclannners mostly through discord and instagram. mostly i just have a lot of experience with various blog factors, and i try to comment when i’m around, especially in places like the art page and tavern; i’m an artist and i really love seeing the works of other awesome artists on blogclan, and i know how important feedback is to motivate someone who makes art. i believe that even just one happy comment can make someone’s day so much better, and that’s really something i hope i can do for everyone on the blog each and every day <33

    • That’s a hard one. Considering I’ve been a little inactive for the past month or so as I ploughed through some schoolwork, my contributions have been scarce. This will likely be a chaotic list of random stuff I’ve done 😛

      – Hosted a Gathering game. Not too special honestly?? But it’s been one of the highlights of being here and it was really fun! <3

      – Being active on a variety of pages. I know I just said I'm inactive, bu in the past week since I came back I think I've been quite active. I frequent pages which a medicine cat will probably frequent – the Say Hi page, the Hug Page, etc.

      – Gift exchange 2020!! It was amazing to make a piece of art for somebody who I didn't really know on the Blog and receive a gift in exchange. I think it really introduced me to somebody new on the Blog!

      – As a candidate for medicine cat, I hope what I'm doing right now is enough, and I promise that I'll continue being active/supportive whether or not I get the position!

  • I know I’ve said this before but gosh all of the candidates are amazing it’s going to be a very hard choice 😛
    1. As a medicine cat, how would you plan to resolve disputes or disagreements, and would your methods change depending on the situation?
    2. What trait or ability do you have that would make you a good medicine cat, and what is one that would not?
    3. What about BlogClan has inspired you the most and made you want to stay?

    • 1. in general, disputes can be solved kindly, and you should be able to defuse the situation without creating a bigger fire. from experience, i’ve learned that after somebody is in an argument on here, they’ll probably feel bad and apologize – so there isn’t really a need to get overly upset with them! however, this may change if the argument is larger, if people are obviously upset over something, or if there’s any form of actual intended malice from one party. that’s a point where i would be more firm, and tell them that blogclan is meant to be a little more of a fun community, and not the place for these kinds of arguments. i’d ask them to please try and see the other person’s POV, supposed to arguing about it and being rude to one another. if things are too serious for me to resolve myself, i’d involve the mods as soon as necessary!

      2. i think my passion is my best trait for being a medicine cat. i’m always dedicated to things i set my mind to, and i don’t give up simply because i feel like it. i always try my best, and i always keep pushing. if i want to make the site better, i WILL do it! i’m good at doing things i set my mind to. however, i feel like i’m generally a little short tempered – while it doesn’t happen much on the blog, i do tend to get frustrated with people in real life pretty often. on the blog, i work to always think before i respond to something, and to try and be kind and understanding to everyone! however, i will definitely admit that i do have a short temper, and that i do get upset with people over trivial things sometimes.

      (3rd question in separate comment, i hit the word count limit!)

    • 3. honestly, blogclan is really inspiring in that it’s people from all over the world coming together over one shared interest – fighting cats, of all things – and making great friends, forming a family, and caring about one another! there are minimal arguments, and everybody is kind. that’s not something you see on a lot of other sites online these days. it’s a little corner of the internet that i love so, so much – and it inspires me to be kind in my everyday life, as well! but overall, blogclan keeps me happy and optimistic, and it gives me somewhere to come from if i’m stressed or overwhelmed <33

      • Tysm!! I’m really nerdy but I really do love people responding to my questions 😀 best of luck! ❤️

        • 2. one trait that i think would make me a great medicine cat is my enthusiasm!! tone is kind of hard to communicate through text, so i always do my best to be liberal with my speech so as to communicate my emotions as best as i can. i hope that my enthusiasm makes me someone who is approachable and relatable, which i think is really important for a medicine cat to be. one trait that wouldn’t make me a good medicine cat is my tendency to avoid things that stress me out :p for a long time, going on the hug page and the great sycamore channel on discord has been really hard for me; people go through such hard things that i really just don’t have any experience with, and my heart hurts for them but i don’t have the words to say, and then i feel bad for not saying anything :c it hurts to see the people u love suffering while ur ok, and it can make me take temporary leave from social media platforms sometimes. this is something that i’d like to work on for my personal growth: to use my confidence and joy to lift people up when they’re down <33 it'll be a steep learning curve, but i'm willing to put in the work to be the best i can :))))

    • my main way of resolving disagreements between multiple people is to clear things up, then find a middle ground that works for all parties. i feel like a majority of disputes happen because of disagreements, so laying all the information out clearly is the main way i would cool disputes down before finding a resolution. i would generally use these methods for most arguments, except for if they get particularly heated; in that case, i think that it’s important for the people involved to take a break, maybe leave the conversation, and sort out their thoughts and intentions so that they aren’t intending to harm the other party.

      one trait that i think would make me a great medicine cat is my enthusiasm!! tone is kind of hard to communicate through text, so i always do my best to be liberal with my speech so as to communicate my emotions as best as i can. i hope that my enthusiasm makes me someone who is approachable and relatable, which i think is really important for a medicine cat to be. one trait that wouldn’t make me a good medicine cat is my tendency to avoid things that stress me out :p for a long time, going on the hug page and the great sycamore channel on discord has been really hard for me; people go through such hard things that i really just don’t have any experience with, and my heart hurts for them but i don’t have the words to say, and then i feel bad for not saying anything :c it hurts to see the people u love suffering while ur ok, and it can make me take temporary leave from social media platforms sometimes. this is something that i’d like to work on for my personal growth: to use my confidence and joy to lift people up when they’re down <33 it'll be a steep learning curve, but i'm willing to put in the work to be the best i can :))))

      the answer to the third question will be on another comment lol

    • alright sorry i’m gonna submit my answers one at a time bc i think i broke the site when i tried multiple :p

      my main way of resolving disagreements between multiple people is to clear things up, then find a middle ground that works for all parties. i feel like a majority of disputes happen because of disagreements, so laying all the information out clearly is the main way i would cool disputes down before finding a resolution. i would generally use these methods for most arguments, except for if they get particularly heated; in that case, i think that it’s important for the people involved to take a break, maybe leave the conversation, and sort out their thoughts and intentions so that they aren’t intending to harm the other party.

    • 3. one thing that i think is so unique to blogclan and what brings me back is the effort that everyone puts into being kind to everyone. at our core we are all just people on a warriors cat blog, but i see so many people, whether older or younger, put a little extra bit of effort into making someone happier and in being inspiring. seeing comments of people just sharing some motivational words, to the positive happy mail posts provided by the mods, uplifts me so much and inspires me to be kind in my everyday life <33

    • (sorry for the late repy!)

      1. I think my method would definitely change depending on the situation – but not in a manner of bias. I think different arguments require different solutions – especially in regards to size and the content of the disagreement. The key factors I’d consider when deciding the best path of action would be, why is there an argument? Is it a big argument, a small one, or somewhere inbetween? and anything along those lines. Think of it this way – different fire extinguishers work on different fires. You can’t use a fire extinguisher for a textile fire on an electrical one. In this scenario, the fire extinguisher is my attitude towards the problem and the fire is the dispute.

      I would solve arguments with the help of everybody involved. I’m sure they’ll be willing to co-operate to find a solution. I’ll make sure everybody has a voice and that if nobody’s clearly in the right/wrong we can come to a compromise or agreement. If they don’t want to co-operate, then I’ll either refer it to BlogTeam or give them a gentle reminder to please be kind 🙂 For smaller arguments I likely won’t even have to interfere apart from remind them to either debate respectfully [say it’s over 2 characters] or maybe take a break from interacting with the other person/whatever works for them to solve the problem. Each situation is individual and I acknowledge that. By being flexible, I can think of new compromises that everybody is happy with.

      (split up)

    • 2. I’ll start with the positive!! I think my strongest trait as candidate for mc is my creativity. Please hear me out, I know it sounds completely useless as medicine cat but I can justify myself aha

      It would be pretty boring if I just said ‘Hi. Welcome to BlogClan’ to every single person on the Say Hi page. By being creative, I can interact with new members genuinely & professionally, but also ask them interesting questions and get them hooked by the inspiring nature of the Blog. I can bring some flavour to every page and make life that little bit spicier, I’ll be adding curry powder to the plain rice of pages 😛

      Compromising is a key part of solving problems, which can be considered a part of being a medicine cat. the best solutions come from outside the box. Sometimes it feels better to go with what you’re comfortable, but by testing a new settlement you can prove that it works, and the arguees [is that word dsjksd] will likely be more satisfied with the answer than just ‘you’re right, you’re wrong’. Thinking outside the box goes hand-in-hand with creativity, or you can also see them as one and the same ^^

      (split up)

    • 2 cont. On the negative side, I have a good few ideas but I’ll focus on one here, the one I think may be most prohibiting as medicine cat.

      I can often be indecisive and overthink everything. Somebody replies to my comment with a full-stop/period and I read it wrong? Overthink it as them not liking me. Go to a café? My first instinct is to make lists of pros and cons of certain items after narrowing down the menu to a shortlist. This takes way too long – and I’m with somebody else who can’t afford to wait around for me.

      As medicine cat, I’ll be interacting with loads of different people, and I’ll definitely need to learn to not take stuff personally, come to decisions quickly, and keep a clear head filled with the right thoughts instead of every little detail. I’m willing to put in a lot of effort to achieve this, though – it’ll help me in the future because I have to make massive decisions for myself at some point and I can’t sit around on them for days, thinking about every single possibility – a few main outcomes are useful but not when there are millions of things that could happen. In a BlogClan perspective, I can’t sit hovering over the send button for years, fading away into the shadowy depths of inactiveness and the petrifying currents of indecisiveness, while I become known as unreliable + unable to make decisions.

      (split up)

    • 3. When I became inactive for a good while, what drew me back/what makes me want to stay was probably the interaction 🙂 Even though I was still on the Discord, I was also partially inactive there, and returned there first. I wanted to see familiar, friendly faces again and not miss out on all the fun events like gatherings & what we’re doing currently – the elections! I’m so glad that I’m here now, and I can definitely picture myself as becoming an adult and still being here. I might grow away from the actual books [which I have already done a good tad], but I can guarantee I will never outgrow BlogClan.

      The most inspiring thing here (imho) would be how the Blog is always growing and developing. It’s already amazing, yet just when you’re thinking, surely they can’t come up with new cool stuff or make the existing cool stuff even better, the mods go against that thought <3 I can imagine in the first day of the Blog, it was a long way from where it was now, and even looking at the old territory I can see the community blossoming from then until today.

      That's it! Thank you for the great questions!! 😀

  • Haven’t participated in any of these so I might as well stop being lazy… 😛

    Question for y’all…

    If you saw a new blogclanner that seemed a little scared or shy, what approach would you take with them?

    • i’d approach them and maybe gently give some ideas of what pages could be good places to make new friends, but i’d also say that not everybody comments a ton and articles might be a good way to get involved as well (if they want to be involved haha)! i’d also just keep an eye out for them for maybe a little bit, trying to help them along a little bit. i’ve definitely been the shy one before, and oftentimes it just really helps to have somebody tell you where to go, or point you towards some nice people! overall i think i’d just observe what they seem to be comfortable with – quieter pages versus the super actives ones like the tavern, or maybe they prefer talking about a certain topic, etc. i’d just want to help them ease into the blog slowly, and make sure they know that they can come to me for questions whenever they need!

    • I’ve been there before, so here goes :0

      I’d make sure that I give them a warm welcome and ask them about themselves. I’d try not to overwhelm them – I’d take it step by step. I’d say hi, recommend some great pags for meeting other BlogClanners, introduce them to some of the cool features here and encourage them to get to know the members of BlogTeam and everybody else! ^^

      I’d watch out for them. If they seemed to need some help, I’d be happy to go and sort out their problem. I understand how important it is to have somebody willing to help and be your friend in the first few days of being somewhere new 😀

      Eventually, they’ll have made some friends and feel right at home! <3

    • gosh i’m realizing i’m a really logical person now :p also!!! hi blue!!! i miss u!!!! anyways i’d probably tone back my enthusiasm a bit dhdjdhdj and i’d reassure them that everyone here is super friendly and would absolutely love to accept them in our ranks! i’d probably ask them maybe like a question or two in order to ease them into feeling comfortable with socializing, then point them in a direction that fits their interests (ie art page for artists, checking out the allegiances, the tavern maybe after talking to them for a bit) :)) i’d absolutely want to keep tabs on them for maybe like a few days after to see if they get settled in, and i’d interact with them to let them know that i’m someone they can feel free to talk to <33

  • Good morning/evening 🙂
    Why did you chose to run for medicine cat position instead of deputy?
    What represents you?
    What is your biggest fear? If the answer is personal /sensitive feel free to skip it or answer with another fear
    This will not influence my vote, but do you have any knowledge of herbs or want to be a doctor?

    • Good afternoon!! 😀

      1. That’s a hard one. I’d say I’d prefer to be there to welcome people, make sure everybody’s happy and act as a connection between BlogTeam and BlogClan than be there to solve problems. If I made a mistake and didn’t give the best solution to an issue, I’d judge myself for far too long, and I’m not sure I want to carry that guilt around on my shoulders. Furthermore, I’d probably be turning to other people far too often for advice if I was deputy, whereas with being a medicine cat, there aren’t really set rules (there aren’t rules for deputies – but sometimes problems only have one solution) so there’s less space for harsh judgement, etc. Hope that makes sense 😛

      2. I honestly can’t think of anything!! So sorry I’ll come back to this in a couple of hours if I can figure something out. If it was a trait to represent me, I’d maybe say passion?

      3. Heights – I can’t handle being up high when it comes to me actually having a tiny bit of responsibility. I’m fine with being dropped 15m from the air in a harness (or, well, as fine as the next person but maybe with an extra bit of screaming haha), but also being in a harness but as part of a course where physical ability is involved? No thanks. I’m also afraid of what’s in the dark (depends, really) and cockroaches. Any other bug is fine, pretty much, but cockroaches are the bane of my existence. All those three are pretty equal, and now I’m looking at it and I seem like a complete scaredy-cat rip

    • 4. I love using herbs in cooking, does that count ^^’ Being a doctor could be a possible career for me, but I don’t think I could handle truly gruesome wounds and the like. I suppose there are a variety of different doctors, but if you mean a GP then I’m somewhat in the middle, but I definitely couldn’t cope with being a surgeon.

    • hi emmy!!! tysm for the questions, i’m excited to answer them :DDD i chose to run for medicine cat partly because i wanted to be able to choose a medicine cat apprentice :p i also wanted to be medicine cat because i feel like it’s a role that allows me to be closer to and interact more intimately with blogclanners!!! the role of a deputy is more towards being a role model, while the medicine cat has an important role in communication, with the blogteam and blog members. it’s a role that i feel like my personality leans more towards, and something that i think i would enjoy doing more :))))

      as for what represents me, there’s a lot of material concepts that i could say represent me: i’m a gryfindor, for example, an isfj, a taurus, my patronus is an osprey, and i would be an earthbender. however, i think that though those all give some insight into who i am, what truly represents me are the traits that i display most prominently and value the most: my loyalty, my optimism, and my pride. sometimes they aren’t always good, but overall i think that they define who i am as a person and the kind of medicine cat i would be.

      my biggest fear is bees and wasps haha :p i’ve been kind of getting over it recently? like i can now go within a foot of a bumblebee :3

      and for the last question yes i have such an interest in traditional and herbal medicine!!! i’m culturally asian, so i use a bunch of traditional medicines in my daily life, and it’s just something that i think is really cool. i also want to go into medicine when i’m older, preferably physical therapy or sports medicine, since i’m a dancer and gymnast, and because the doctors i’ve worked with when i was injured really inspired me to work to help other athletes like me <33