College Us Looking Back at Eleventh Grade Us' Bios

So the other day, Mari was talking about updating the About Us section for this blog. And I went to take a look at it, and I was going to delete what I wrote and write something new when I realized that I didn't want to get rid of it. The bio, although inaccurate now, show a snapshot of eleventh grade me, and I don't want to forget her. I think she's quite cute and has grown a lot. Instead, I've decided to preserve my previous writing, (because we really need to update our bios), we could kind of do some sort of post look at how we've grown, and making fun of all the ridiculous things we wrote. So, here it is! The original post follows this paragraph. Comments by me are in this weird teal colour, and Mari's are in magenta. Enjoy!


I'm a teen from Canada and I've always been a big reader. When I started reviewing a few years ago, I realized right away how much I loved it. I'm one of those people with millions of ideas and things to say so I found blogging an amazing medium to interact with like-minded people. Oh hey, this isn't terrible yet. Although I'm arguably no longer a teen (what the hell is an 18 year old?). Plus, where did those millions of ideas go? Ahh, the optimism. 

Beyond books and blogging, I'm a huge hockey fan. I enjoy watching games and as my twitter followers can attest, I can be pretty passionate about it, especially when it comes to the Sens. Some things don't change. 

Like every teen nowadays, I have a few TV shows I watch religiously. The Vampire Diaries and The Games of Thrones are my current favourites. I tend to enjoy dramatic stories with fascinating characters. I also like Supernatural, Veronica Mars, and Heroes. I dropped TVD because the storyline became terrible (I hated everything about the Silas storyline, and from what I've heard recently, I'm not missing much. I still watch Game of Thrones. I watch Supernatural in bursts, and I still fangirl about it as much as I did. I even converted Mari! I like Veronica Mars, but I don't watch it anymore. I stopped watching Heroes, and my tv list now includes How To Get Away With Murder, Orphan Black, and Suits. 

When it comes to music, my tastes are constantly evolving. As of this moment I listen to a lot of house/electronic type music. I like beats, strange melodies, and how everything blends together to create and dispel tension. Some current favourites include Fedde le Grand's remix of Paradise by Coldplay, and Swedish House Mafia. My music tastes have become less electronic and more obsessive. I will listen to only one song for weeks. Then I won't listen to new music for a while. I've gotten tired of the drops of EDM and house, and build ups don't affect me like they once did. 

Looking at all my interests, it's clear to me that I enjoy drama. This extends to books; I tend to enjoy stories with a lot at stake. Oooh, totally true. 

I'm very excited to start blogging with Mari because we both have such different styles. I hope you enjoy The Sirenic Codex and thanks for visiting! Now this is a timeless statement. 

I think I haven't changed too much from grade eleven me, except for internally. I have tried to really work on my frame of mind to be more positive towards myself and control the side of me that is a perfectionist. I'm trying to realize that I do a lot of stuff well, and even if I'm not living up to my harsh expectations, I'm not screwing up. This is especially important in writing because I'm becoming more comfortable in simply stating my opinion.


An avid reader and a teen from Canada. I was first introduced to reading by my mother for which I will be forever grateful. I have been a part of the book blogging community for the past few years and have come to adore it. Book are my passion and talking about them is my favourite subject, as most of my friends can attest. Yes, they can.

Outside of reading, I'm a web surfer. History is among my favourite subjects at school and I can be found searching on anything from China's Terracotta Army to Sparta and the 300, or watching a historical movie/BBC short series. I recommend North and South! I love how focused I was about emphasizing my love for history. This is a time where I thought about history seriously enough that I applied for a Politics + History double major as one of my degree options. Looking back, I don't regret not choosing it as my degree but I appreciate the passion I had and still have for the subject which led me to using it as one of my interests. 

Standing with the Canadian stereotype, hockey is among one of the things I love most in life. Specifically, the Pittsburgh Penguins much to P.E.'s despair. Lately, the Penguins have been performing to my despair...

I have a broad horizon for visual entertainment, and will watch anything from Hollywood to Bollywood and the occasional anime and Asian dramas. But to be more specific, I watch Vampire Diaries, Revenge, Game of Thrones, and Arrow somewhat ritualistically. Now getting to the serious stuff: I no longer watch any of those shows with the exception of Game of Thrones. No ma'am, the real signs of my growth since the 11th grade till now when I'm going into 2nd year uni is my updated tv list: Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Suits, Supernatural and Criminals Mind. 

Thank you so much for dropping by The Sirenic Codex. P.E. and I are excited to get started on this new adventure and we hope that you will come along as well. Two years and going strong!

I would agree with P.E., we haven't changed too much as people but we've definitely grown and learned much more about ourselves and our surroundings. We still twitter fight each other over politics and pretty much everything else. P.E.'s taste in articles has grown from long to never ending and my attention span of a pea has shrunk to size of a grain of sand, but otherwise all is well on The Sirenic Codex!

Thank you to all our followers for being with us these past 2 years. Some have been along for the entire ride and others have jumped on along the way. You are all amazing and have made us smile many times over with your sweet comments. We gobble them all up.

-MARI + P.E.


  1. Yay for Game of Thrones and Orphan Black! We watch those too. ;)

    You guys are still so adorable.

    1. *Sending a huge internet hug*

      I can't believe Orphan Black isn't as popular, the show is brilliant and the actress is beyond talented. People are missing out.


  2. Ahh this is such an interesting post! Unlike you guys, I think I deleted all the cringe 'about me' stuff from 4 years ago and I have no desire to have it back xD

    Never heard of Orphan Black but will check it out now ;p

    Laura @ What's Hot?

    1. Haha, I was expecting a lot more cringe. I'm actually disappointed at just how reasonable we were. I think in the future, I'm going to try to write more ridiculous bios so I can laugh at myself later. ;)

      And Orphan Black is reallllly good so check it out!



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