First Mate of the Month: Emmanuel

How does it feel to be the First Mate of the month?

It's cool, I feel honored.


How long have you been coming to MOI?

About three years.


What's your favorite thing about MOI?

That I can get my homework done. That feels nice.


What's your favorite desert?

I like brownies.


What's your favorite season?

I like spring.


What's your favorite mode of transportation?

Well, not the train. So the car, maybe.


What's your favorite snack you can get at MOI?

The chips!


If you were an ocean creature, real or created, what would you be? Why?

Poseidon, because I could control anything involving water, even the sea creatures.


What's your favorite book?

The Crossover  by Kwame Alexander. I've read it like four or five times.


When you're not diving deep with us at MOI, what do you do?

I play video games...pretty much all the time.


If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

I'd want super speed.

If your life were a book, what would its title be?

The Guide to Playing Video Games, All Day.


What's your favorite writing prompt?

If you could talk to anyone, dead or alive, who would you talk to? Why? What five questions would you ask? (Below is Emmanuel's response to this prompt, which was featured in our winter chapbook, Here and There.)


Screen Shot 2018-05-03 at 12.07.07 PM.png