Fellow editor-in-chief and a publishing student, Maverick Canterville is the coolest chic on the block. Love her style, the magazine she was responsible for looks kickass, and she is so good with words that I secretly want to build her statue and dance around it (Why? I have no clue). When she is not busy living life, Mav (and not Mave, I have been corrected 2,800 times) is often spotted slaying social media with her witty posts.
Q1. A moment back in time when you were at your vulnerable best or worst?
I once drank an entire bottle of Chartreuse, which for the uninitiated is a liqueur so old that the color is named for it, not the other way around. Apparently, it’s aged with 130 herbs, and all of them are evil. I think I would have come away mostly unscathed, but my addled brain insisted that I could also finish the little bit of Fireball whiskey we still had lying around. Mostly I remember being violently sick and begging for death, which I think qualifies as my vulnerable worst.
Q2. If you were to pick a color to describe your aura, which one would it be?
Do you need to believe in auras to have one? To know its color? My first thought was silver-green, either way. Like the sort of green that bronze gets as it oxidizes. I don’t think it means anything. Moreover, I’m not sure if auras need to have any symbolic language behind them. Maybe they do whether we want them to or not. I wouldn’t know. I’ve never seen one.
Q3. If you were to cosplay a character for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
I’d probably cosplay Death from Sandman. I don’t care much for Sandman, but Death’s character design is already similar to my preferred mode of dress. The thing about wearing a cosplay for life is that you want the most comfortable outfits, not necessarily the fanciest. I’ve got to sleep sometime, you know. I suppose if I could change into different outfits while still being the same character, dressing like Thomas Sharpe from Crimson Peak wouldn’t be half-bad. I tend to strive for that aesthetic anyway.
Q4. ‘When it comes to –(fill in the blanks)– I am secretly the biggest nerd.’
I never keep my nerdiness a secret. Being a nerd about something just means that you’re passionate about it, and there’s no need to hide the fact that you have a passion for things. Liking theremins are probably pretty nerdy. My fondness for Dungeons & Dragons? Quintessentially nerdy. But what’s the use in hiding?
Q5. Your best travel/adventure story.
That’s difficult. Mostly because the moment that I’m asked, I immediately forget every adventure I have ever been on. One time I wound up in a strip club on Bourbon Street while I was visiting with someone very dear to me in New Orleans. We were looking for a bathroom, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s a real bother to find one on Bourbon Street. I think we were also trying to find a place that would allow it without having to buy a drink, which made matters worse. With a name like “The Hustler,” we probably should have known what we were walking into. It’s amazing where a person will go in search of a toilet. We befriended the bouncer, threw beaded necklaces from the balcony, and, yes, found a bathroom.
Born and raised in India, Anisha Dhiman moved to Toronto to study Publishing and then Lifestyle Media at Centennial College. Writer, social media strategist and content creator, Anisha is the founder of Five Question Series, where she profiles people… you guessed it, by asking five questions. In her free time, she enjoys reading and trolling people with puppy GIFs and memes. Her only phobia? Losing her sight, but staring at the screen all day long doesn’t help much.