Monday, October 13, 2014

Meet Franny Young!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Well truthfully it's Monday, but this week Canadians are just finishing up celebrating Thanksgiving, and I thought you all deserved an early treat as well. Time to show off another proud geek & iggle that has been nominated to be featured for their awesomeness. This nomination comes from Claire, aka @clairyfair.
"I'd like to nominate Franny Young (@Raindrop487) for your spotlight on iggles. She is a delight to interact with and I think she goes above and beyond with her iggle-ness and how much time and effort she puts into her projects." - Claire
Couldn't have said it better myself! So, Franny, this one's for you!
"Baby Alligators are so cute! #AmazingAlligator"
TWW(s): So Franny, as of this moment, what are your Top 5 Geek Loves?
Franny: 1) Harry Potter,
2) Unicorns
3) Doctor Who
4) Old School Nintendo Games
5) YA Fantasy/Science Fiction

TWW(s): If you could travel to any place, real or fictional, where would it be? A foreign country, the world of your favorite novel, sky's the limit!
Franny: Narnia - Definitely Narnia! I love all the characters and the magical world. I would love to be a part of it!

TWW(s): Tell us about any pen pals you've met through the IGGPPC :)
Franny: I have been through 3 rounds of "assigned" pen pals. I have one from Germany and 2 from the USA! I also have several others that I have met through swaps and #IGGPPC Twitter. I am especially fond of my IGGPPC pen pals I found through Twitter! We have really made a great connection.
"Woohoo! Washi tape heaven! #BestDayEver"
TWW(s): When did you become an iggle and how did you hear about the IGGPPC?
Franny: I became an iggle in June - I signed up for my first round Round 14 - Spellbound and have been in love with it ever since!
How I learned about the IGGPPC: I was reading an article about letter writing on (I love Zooey Deschanel). In one of the comments, someone had posted about pen pals through the IGGPPC. I was intrigued and Googled it right away! I signed up that very day!
TWW(s): That's an awesome story! I love Zooey Deschanel and as well!

TWW(s): What does a typical day in your life look like? Where do you go? What do you do?
Franny: I wake up at 5:15 AM (I have my best ideas early in the morning!) I spend excessive amounts of time at work! (I work in a doctor's office.) I come home and spend time with my BFF Luna (She is a black little ball of puppy love!). I try to keep up with my iggles throughout the day - Most of my letter writing is done in the evenings! Then I go to bed and start all over again! (Boring right???)
TWW(s): Not boring at all! In fact I applaud you for being able to get up at 5:15 every morning XD
"@IggleBugs Day One: Self Portrait. #IGGPPC #IggleBugs365"
TWW(s): Reading any good books right now?
Franny: I am currently reading The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. I like to read the books before I see the movie!

TWW(s): When did you start to first self-identify as a geek?
Franny: When I was younger, I always believed in fairy tales and make believe a lot longer than the other kids. In junior high, I always identified myself more with Screech than Kelly, Lisa or Jessie (Saved by the Bell reference - I am old right?). I grew up in a REALLY small town so I didn't have many other people like me - Everyone else wanted to be in the "Popular" crowd! I just wanted to read and find my own crowd - even if they were fictional. It was in college that I embraced my geekiness when I FINALLY found a group of people who were just like me. It was the best of times!
TWW(s): If it makes you feel better, I totally got the Saved by the Bell reference :P
"This is my best friend! #LunaIsMyBestFriend"
TWW(s): What did you study when you were in college?
Franny: I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Alas, I am not a teacher! I learned that I loved going to school and learning, but I was not very good at teaching others!

TWW(s): If you could describe yourself in . . . let's go with 5 words, what would they be? Why those words?
Franny: I am super extra awesome? Haha just kidding!
1) Excited - I get easily excited about every little thing and love to overuse exclamation points to show it!!!
2) Easy-Going - I believe that I am a "go with the flow" kinda girl. I don't like to stir up unnecessary trouble.
3) Bookish - I love books. I love reading books. I love buying books. I love the look and smell of books!
4) Imaginative - A good imagination is an important thing! I love make believe and creating new stories, ideas, etc.
5) Organized - I love organization - Storage boxes and bins make me happy. Lists and charts are my friend. Everything should have its own little place in the world!
"@spandwiches sent me a uniforn! She rocks! What should I name him?"
TWW(s): Do you have a favorite moment/memory experienced as an iggle? Tell us about it!
Franny: It is actually a series of moments. The best moments for me are the little moments when someone sends you an unexpected note telling you that you are an awesome person. Or a little Tweet saying something made them think of you. I love the little moments of encouragement. That is one of my favorite things about the IGGPPC - everyone tries to lift you up and makes you feel like you matter!

TWW(s): What kinds of projects/swaps have you participated in with the IGGPPC?
Franny: Sticker Swap is my all time favorite - I have a sticker addiction problem. Mix CD Swap is fun too! I love hearing what everyone is listening to and broadening my musical background!
I have also done: Craft Supply Swap, Postcard Swap, Book Swap, Favorite Things Swap, Christmas in July Swap, Hometown Souvenir Swap, Camp Care Package Swap . . . I am a bit of a swap junkie!
While not an official IGGPPC project, several iggles and myself have created #PrincessPenPals. Basically, we create our own princess character and swap letters roleplaying as that princess. It has been super fun and interesting to see what everyone else can create.
TWW(s): That sounds freaking amazing! Any chance there's room for another princess? Or if you guys are starting any other similar roleplay letter writing projects, I am SO in! Let me know how I can get involved!
"New Summer Short Do. #shorthair"
TWW(s): Take a look at the new Iggle Manifesto and tell us your favorite line from it, or the line you'd like to most apply to yourself, and why.
Franny: My favorite line is "I will love everyone - Muggle or not!" Everyone needs a little love, a little encouragement, a little something to let them know that they are special. Iggles deserve to know that they are amazing, wonderful people. I want everyone to know that there is someone out there who believes in them. Iggles are beautiful inside and out, and the world needs to know!

Want to get to know Franny?
Find her on Twitter & tell her how amazing she is!
Also, do you think #PrincessPenPals should be an official IGGPPC group/project? Because I do! Maybe an entire Letter Writing Roleplaying fleet can be created! Let me know in the comments below.


  1. In junior high, I identified more with Screech too, not that it was bad to want to be like Lisa, or Jessie, or Kelly! I loved this interview! It's so great to meet and learn about other geeks!

  2. Franny is the most positive person I know. I love reading what kind of inspiration she comes up with each day. I look forward to it. Her Princess Pen Pal idea is lots of fun and I am glad to be a part of it.