Rachael McDonald, 19
Sheffield and Belden Avenues
What are you listening to?
Oh my God—this is so embarrassing! I have a bad obsession with Eurobeat music. It’s unfortunately fast-paced techno, mostly from Japan. A lot of it’s in really bad English. There’s one song where they’re trying to say “Love you like a rolling stone” but it sounds like “Love you like a roaring stone.” I’m like, I don’t know what you’re saying, but I love it.
I’m guessing the song titles are hilarious.
Oh, yeah: “Cooling My Desire,” “Pretty Little Girl.”
That sounds pedophilic.
It’s probably just an unfortunate translation. What can I say? I fell in love with Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” when I was, like, 14. Now I’m searching out faster and faster beats like a drug addict. Which is scary because I don’t think it gets any faster!
Where are you headed?
A Japanese study session. My uncle introduced me to anime the summer before I started high school and ever since I’ve been obsessed with Japanese culture.
Tell me something in Japanese.
I don’t know what to say! I took Latin for four years in high school. I’ll tell you something in Latin: Facet means “do it.” It’s easy to remember because it sounds like “fuck it.”
What’s your anime obsession right now?
Ranma 1/2. It’s basically about a boy that turns into a girl when he gets splashed with cold water.
Do you ever wish that you could change genders like Ranma?
Yes! Frequently! How personal can this get?
Okay, well, sexually, I just think it’d be more satisfying to be a dude. I wish I had a dick. My ultimate sexual fantasy is to get a blow job.
Are you straight?
Um, not really. I’m pansexual—attracted to people rather than gender. To me androgyny is like the hottest attribute that anyone could possess. If I can’t tell your gender, I probably like you.