Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Wow, guys! I'm sort of overwhelmed with all your thoughtful questions in yesterday's comments. I'm going to get to the ones that strike me as easily answerable tonight, and perhaps I'll touch on some more tomorrow. Feel free to ask more, if you feel like it, and feel equally free to tell me if this was boring. :)

Daniella asks:
"What colour are your eyes? I always thought they were hazel but in some videos they look blue."
Answer: I call them green, but your guess is as good as mine.

Alcnor asks: "What... is your favorite color of nail polish... OF ALL TIME?"
Answer: White.

Cat asks: "What is your favorite thing about the internet? What do you do when you can't sleep? What other blogs do you read? Who are the people that you look up to the most: family? internet? famous people? etc.?"
Answer: 1) The ability to connect with people based on common interests, rather than common location. 2) Talk on Skype. 3) Tons! My favorite bloggers are Jess McFadden, Kristina Horner, Mindy Kaling, and Nikki Malvar. 4) My parents, my siblings, and my boyfriend.

Marwa asks: "What made you first realise you wanted to be a writer?"
Answer: As soon as I realized writing could be a job, I knew it was the only one I'd be happy having.

Christina asks: "What is your favorite part of Ohio University? What is the one thing that can always make you smile, no matter what? When is your first novel being published?"
Answer: 1) The campus! Rolling hills and old brick buildings. 2) The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty. 3) Whenever I manage to get it out of my head!

toastburntbread asks: "Did you ever envision who you are and where you are, when you were still in high school?"
Answer: At the end of my senior year, I knew I'd be at OU, but I never would have guessed I'd be so happy.

Katie asks: "What's your favorite childhood memory?"
Answer: I have this vivid image in my head of getting stuck in a mud puddle with Jess, when we were about eight years old.

Tom asks: "With writing, what are your thoughts on the whole idea of 'inspiration?' Are you one of those people who thinks that one must just sit down and WRITE and that hard work is all that is required, or do you believe in, I don't know, Muses, or whatever?"
Answer: I love the idea of Muses, but I know for a fact that the only way to write well is to write. You won't accomplish as much meditating on a story for a year as you will working on it for a week. That being said, I hypocritically do a lot more meditating than I do working.

Dinah asks: "I know both Kayley and Lauren have expressed on their blogs (or maybe just in Kayley's comment section) that they sometimes resent aspects of having an internet fanbase and occasionally find it more frustrating than rewarding, so what are your thoughts on the whole thing, and how do you keep yourself from feeling that way if you ever do?"
Answer: I can easily understand that feeling of overexposure, and every once in awhile, I'll find myself wishing for a vacation from broadcasting my soul to the world. But at the end of the day, I positively love my job and my hobbies, and you guys make it all so fun.

Sarah asks: "What character to you feel you best relate to from a novel written by John Green? If you could have any animal as a pet, wild or otherwise, what would you pick?"
Answer: 1) Lacey from Paper Towns. Actually, I'm not sure if I relate to her, but she's my absolute favorite John Green character. 2) Elijah Wood.

Jane asks: "Do you ever feel overwhelmed going to such a big university? Why do you belong to Gryffindor?"
Answer: 1) No-- most of our classes are small enough that you get to know people. 2) I was obnoxious when I was eleven, and would have been sorted in with the other uninhibited people.

Ben asks: "Apart from English, what was your favorite subject at school? And worst?"
Answer: Hello to Ben Cracknell in Lowestoft, England. I liked French, and I'm terrible at math.

Allison asks: "What is your favorite thing to dress up as?"
Answer: Madonna. Honestly, that answer has nothing to do with Glee. I just love being Madonna.

Erik asks:
"Are people inherently good or bad?"
Answer: I very much believe they're good.

Claire asks: "What's your favorite poem (pre-1950)? Favorite contemporary poem?"
Answer: 1) "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" by John Donne. 2) Sharon Olds is amazing, but I'm not sure I have one favorite.

Julia asks: "Favorite movie?"
Answer: Elizabethtown.

Answer: Nope. It's the same time as the camp I work at. Aaaand I have no money.

Chipotle burritos this year: 14
Subscribers: 27,279
Nail color: "Green with Envy," ORLY


Katherine said...

I have nothing to say, just noticed, no one (or very few) people have commented. I hope you had a nice day.

Izzy Brown said...

Why did you start using Youtube?I've always been curious why some people chose to get a start there.

Emily said...

Hayley, thank you for doing this.

Rebeca said...

two things:

I LOVED THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS. Wow, I totally forgot about it actually until you mentioned it, but I think I read it at least three times because I loved it so much!

And Elizabeth town is SUCH a good movie. So many people I know hate it, and I think they just fail to appreciate the simple messages in the story. And it's so CUTE. XD

to_thine_own_self said...

Hahah...Elijah Wood.
That's funny, Hayley =D

alylurker said...

Sureee it has nothing to do with #Glee ;) Haha just kidding ^^
Seriously though what do you think about Glee? I love it to pieces but its just soo bad!

Abbie said...

If there was one moment in your life you could relive (not change, just experience again) what would it be? If you were trapped on a desert island and could only bring 3 books, what would you bring? What do you think your life would be like if you didn't have the internet (or just the stuff like YouTube and your blog)? Aaaannnnd what advice would you give people who are just starting blogs or want to write or stuff like that?

Jordiekins said...

Same as yesterday, but whatevs:

So, how's that Bad Romance video coming along?

Elisabeth said...

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Anonymous said...

When you find yourself really stressed out how do you manage it? (Right now, I'm in that period of frantic stress so I'd love to hear some advice..)
What novel/play/etc do you think is most overrated and why?
If you could choose any place to go on vacation where would it be and why?

Tamar N said...

If you could choose too be born in any different time period, would you change and, if yes, what would you choose? (I ask this because I think about this quite a bit - I know, I'm strange, whatever - and I honestly think that if I would change, I would change to about the year when you were born, because I would have been able to be much more involved in the YouTube and Harry Potter communities, whereas now I'm pretty much just a spectator.)

Sarah said...

Thanks for answering questions! :)
If you could have dinner with five people dead or alive who would they be? (Oh, and what restaurant would you take them to?)

Katie said...

Not boring, very much interesting. :) And LOL on Elijah Wood as a pet. I can totally see that too. He seems

You should speak some french in your next video. (Excluding Lady Gaga lyrics...actually they would be alright, I suppose.)

I liked Lacey too. Not at first, obviously. But she grew on me.

Question: What's your favorite YouTube video? What's your favorite of your own creations?

sbg_bubbly said...

I really enjoyed reading this, you should do this whenever you're not in the mood to blog for the rest of BEDA.

I asked a bunch of questions yesterday but to those I will add some very nerdfighterly questions:

1. Favourite John Green book?

2. Favourite Hank Green song?

3. Who is on your guilt free three?


breakservesnothearts said...

Heyyy Hayleyyyy, can you retweet this link?

If you want toooo help me with my project?

If you don't want tooo, then I'll understand.

But if you'll helllp me, then I'll never ruinoneofyourboyfriend'ssongs again...

Sorry to annoy you. If you don't want to/can't RT the link, that's totally fine and I really will understand.

I just couldn't pass up the chance of trying bribe you with a bad "Hey Molly" parody. ;)

(I'm doing a project with a friend for our Adolescent Literature class. We're studying how the Internet affects reading and literacy, and we're mainly looking to nerdfighters as an example of a community in which readers interact with one another and with authors.

We really need nerdfighters--especially American nerdfighters-- to respond, so, if you can, would you maybe be able to RT this link to your followers?

Again, if you don't want to/can't/don't feel comfortable/etc., it's TOTALLY fine. Just thought I'd ask. And, you know, ruin your boy's song. ;) )



Anonymous said...

I don't think my question is easily answerable, but please don't forget about it!

Christina said...

I loved this. Thanks for answering my questions. I see that you want some more.

Are you ever going to dye your hair pink again? What is the greatest joy you get out of youtube? How did you first meet Mike?

Amanda McLoughlin said...
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shessomickey said...

Hello! I feel really guilty because I've been reading your blog for months and months, and every day of BEDA. But I've been so wrapped up in doing VEDA that I rarely comment. So hello! I am commenting way more often from now on!

My name is Mickey, or Amanda, 18 years old, from New York. I am going to NYU in the fall (!), and I want to be a writer.

Light Questions:
-Desert island book?
-Favorite de-stressing activity?
-Favorite memory of high school? (I know it's hard, haha, but being weeks from graduation myself, I am interested to hear your post-HS thoughts)
-Favorite song by a DFTBA artist?
-Favorite non-mainstream YouTube channels (sorry it's vague, but I mean besides the other girls, John & Hank, DFTBA people, etc)

Thoughtful Questions:
-How do you make friends in college? I'm friendly but introverted, so I'm a little nervous.
-Do you get stricken with self-doubt about being a writer? I'm often scared of this career choice, and find myself second-guessing my talents. Never my commitment, just my ability.


Hannah! said...

It wasn't asked of me here, but my day was awesome because I found this:
in my new John Green book this morning.
As if you could.

Megan said...

Thanks for answering questions. It's fun :) How did you get that scar on your shoulder? It's not that noticeable, but I saw it in one of your videos and was just curious. Also, how did you meet The Situation? Did you like him right away?


seanababy16 said...

-Do you have any regrets? If so, what are they? (if they're too personal, don't worry about it.) Do you believe people when they say they have no regrets at all?
-What is one moment in your life you would love to keep living over and over again?
-If you could meet any real person, living or dead, and one fictional person, who would they be?

Anonymous said...

when did Amelie stop being your favorite movie?

stupidhumansuit said...

I know you've gushed a little over Elizabethtown before, but I just wanted to make a comment letting you know that it is also my favorite movie. Most people I know just liked it, didn't love it, or didn't like it at all, but I think it's absolutely beautiful. Aesthetically and otherwise.

Thanks for being awesome. =)

Callan said...

You should know what i recently went on a family trip to Orlando and while we were there we had Chipotle. I understand now what all the fuss is about and if i had a Chipotle anywhere remotely close to where i live i would probably eat there at least twice a week. I don't get to eat Chipotle, so i think you should eat it more to make up for the fact that i can't get any. :)

Kristen said...

I love Elizabethtown too! Though I often forget how much I do and time will pass and it will be on TV and I fall in love with it all over again:) I really need to get that on DVD. Also,love that you want Elijah Wood as a pet.

Brookely90 said...

The Year of the Secret Assignments is one that always makes me smile to =) I had to stop reading because I got so excited. I will continue now.

Jordan said...

elizabethtown is my absolute favorite movie ever as well.

what about it makes it your favorite?

Anonymous said...

Ok I have to ask, bc I've wondered this before: is the Year of Secret Assignments the one where the main characters are Lydia, Em and Cassie? Because if it is, then in the UK it's called Finding Cassie Crazy, and it's also one of my favourite books :)

Sidsel said...

Hayley, I have to share this with you:

It's the trailer for a movie called Easy A, I think. It's so funny in its simplicity!

Alexis said...

Izzy Brown asked the question I also have:

What first made you decide to start vlogging?

Foxy Roxy said...

Dearest Haley, what is love? I was told it was the hot juicy cheese burning your throat when you eat a cheese stick. Thoughts??

jennyxdoodle said...

you are my idol miss.hoover.

Sarah said...

Thanks for doing this! Also, as always, I love that you love Jaclyn Moriarty. Do you like her other books too, or mostly The Year of Secret Assignments?

That's interesting about Lacey! Why is she your favourite John Green character?

Lewis H said...

Hi Hayley, I'm Lewis. I'm 15 and I live in London, England. I've been following this blog religously since before you announced it on your channel, but I've never once commented. It seems silly to only be commenting now after all this time and it seems even sillier when it's to ask: What's your favourite Pokemon? :)

Ellery said...

What was you favorite video to make (on both your personal channel and 5AG)?

BenCracknell said...

Well, as promised, I did squeal. And print screen. And post it on Facebook. What is my life?

I really wanted to say thank you for doing this. We, of course, only know as much as you chose to broadcast to the world, and the little things, such as eye colour, get left out, and because I'm totally obsessive in the stalkerish way, I want to know more. It's great to know a little bit more about you, because, although although you DO broadcast it to the world, there are quite a few hardcore Hayley fans, and we love nothing more than our daily fix. You are our drug. We want more.

I know you'll probably be taking other people's questions, but I though I'd ask another, just in case.

Do you seriously, legitimately read all of your YouTube comments?

I hope you have an amazing rest of the day!

Sammie said...

I have a question for you....since i'm in Canada and have never even seen Chiptole...just what exactly is on it? Or makes it so great? Pretty much im picturing a larger version of a soft taco at taco bell....haha.


loveacrosstheocean said...

have you seen this?

: )

kira902k said...

YAY finally someone else who isn't going to VidCon. But you're never at any convention or wizard rock thing. That must seriously suck :(
Even though I've only ever been to one.

I get different images from your writing and your videos. In your videos you seem a lot more lively and crazy, and in your blog you seem very pensive and emotional. What are you most like in real life? How would you describe your day to day attitude and personality?


RhianonLives said...

Agh, you avoided all the tricky ones xD makes me wish I'd asked something silly.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a hater but i know i'm going to get slack for this so im posting anonymously, but i resent the fact that you call youtube/general internet stuff your 'job'. i know the word job means 'the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money' but that implies that you do it for the money? do you get what im saying?

projectoa said...

Could you read this little project my friend and I are working on? We've been wanting feedback, but haven't really got any from anywhere.

She's writing the even chapters and I'm writing the odd ones.

We're both 16 and I'm terribly afraid of this being looked over as some juvenile rubbish, but your opinion (being Hayley and all) would be greatly appreciated and I'm gonna post this comment anyway.

THANKYOU. *scurries away in fear*

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I'm 12 years old so you know you have fans that young! Oh and can you please write a review of one of the glee episodes? That would be awesome and much appreciated (plus it would give you something to write about).

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I'm 12 years old so you know you have fans that young! Oh and can you please write a review of one of the glee episodes? That would be awesome and much appreciated (plus it would give you something to write about).

Megha Patel said...

I like Q & A time with Hayley. :D

c said...

Hayley PLEASE tell me you'll be playing Humans vs. Zombies at OU this year. (

TheGingerHermione said...

Are there any movies that make you cry every time you watch them?

Ida said...

- Beard or no beard? I'm not talking a full on Santa beard, unless that's what you're into. No judgement.

- what is it that makes you love Tina Fey so much? I do too, but I have a really hard time describing it to people, since few people seem to have heard of her in Sweden. It's quite horrendous, I know.

Azu said...
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Azu said...

Hayley, I don't know why, but from the first moment I read about Margo from Paper Towns, I pictured her exactly like you xD

QUESTION: So, you will be a writer. Is there a career for that? (Because, honestly, I want to be a writer, too, haha)

QUESTION: Do your teachers know about you being famous on the internet?

QUESTION: Where's the "I love mom" post? :(

Snottlebie said...

AH! Leave the Internet for 2 days (sleeping) and I miss the ask Hayley Q's part. ARGH.

Q: Do you read all new Q's on your blog, despite what date they are responding to?

Q: What's your most played song iTunes?

Q: Do you think about the story in your head all the time, some of the time, or only when you're writing?

Rachel said...

I love you Hayley (not in a lesbian way) :).
What is one thing you want to do before you die?

jessmcfadden said...

Puh-leaze. As if your eyes could ever be considered nongreen.

Noah said...

Hey there Hayley. My name's Noah and I'm a huge fan! I've got a question for you, but it's more of a request that would mean the world to me and a very special person in my life. I've had a crush on my best friend Maisie for 3 years. I've never told her seeing as we've best friends for 15 years, but seeing as it's our last year together in school, I thought I should bite the bullet. Our school prom is next month and I was wondering if it's at all possible for you to ask Maisie to prom on my behalf? She reads your blog every day (but never comments so I'm safe) and we constantly re-enact your videos (though she'd kill me if she found out I told you!) I understand if you don't want to, I just thought it'd be awesome to have you ask her for me and thank you for reading this far.
Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

i think i know ben cracknell from lowestoft....*is scared*

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