Monday, May 13, 2013

When strange...only get's stranger...

I was tagged twice this week by Cait {and Mime, but they count as one!} and Jordan for the same award! For the fun of it, I am going to do both of their questions. Thanks girls, this is exciting!!! :D

~ each nominee must answer 11 questions. {I'll be answering 22!!!! :D}
~ create 11 questions for the next nominees to answer. {I will NOT be asking 22.}
~ link back to who nominated them
~ choose 11 people and link them to your post
~ go to their page and tell them {I'll try.... ;)}
~ no tag backs! {:P Fine. Spoil sports. Jk, jk....}

Firstly, Cait's {Mime's} 11 questions:

 1. Favourite character in your work-in-progress?
{Merrie. But I also like Ionez. And since they are stand alone characters within one book, I think I can say that..... right? Right?! Oh, good. :D}

 2. Does music influence your writing? What's a song that's inspired you?
{YES! I am never NOT listening to music. All day. Most of the night. Right now I am really fond of the Pearl Harbor Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. I've never seen the movie (someone tell me, is it any good??) but the soundtrack is simply heavenly!!!}

 3. Do you prefer writing in present tense or past tense? Why?
{Present. I enjoy the rush of things as they currently happen....}

 4. Name a random fact a book taught you.
{Hmmm....random fact? As in, the way The Hunger Games taught me how important a great, powerful backstory is? Because it did. :D}

 5. Favourite foods to snack on while reading/writing.
{Haha. Chewy candy. Any kind. Sweet, sticky, and not chocolate. Usually I have a bag of starburst, jellybeans, hot tamales (my favorite!), or gummy worms. ;) I also usually have a sibling sitting next to me.}

 6. Name 3 books you can't wait until are released.
{Oh, seriously, Cait!!! Don't kill me...but I really don't keep up with books that come out. I more just...wait until they are out.}

 7. Name a sequel that outshone it's predecessor.
{Catching Fire. In fact, I didn't like The Hunger Games hardly at all and it took me six months to pick up Catching Fire. And THEN I was hooked. So, yeah, if THG had been stand alone, I prolly wouldn't have cared for it. But I liked Catching Fire and Mockingjay a LOT.}

 8. Best side-kick/secondary-character you've read this year?
{I have read way too few books this year. It has been rushing past and I've probably only downed about 20 books... In those, I would have to say, most were uninspiring... And seriously, it's past 1:00 in the morning and I can't think of any.... :P}

 9. Favourite quote!
{Ah, Cait, you know me too well!!! I have WAY too many favorite quotes. I couldn't even begin to select one as a favorite... But I might say this is one of my many favorites:
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat. "We're all mad here." 

 10. Do you have any reading goals for 2013? Are you on track?!
{None whatsoever. I have been so busy with getting this monstrous book finished that, truth be told, I have done little reading this year (as I stated above). It will be good to be able to have time to sit down and read a good book again!!}

 11. If you were a superhero would you wear a cape?
{It would depend. I might, if the occasion called for it. I like to dress up. But I think sometimes they get in the way and I would far rather be handy than ornamented.}

Jordan's 11 questions:

1. Best book you've ever read?
{Aside from the Bible, I would say Mara, Daughter of the Nile, because it has stayed with me as my favorite for over seven years. Such an impacting, beautiful book!!}

2. Do you like reading/writing nonfiction or fiction better? (I think I know most of the answers to this)
{Historical fiction!!!!!! Haha. Well, actually, believe it or not, I love to read non-fiction. I tend to suck up all books, no matter the subject matter. ;) My favorite kind of non-fiction are history, political, or spiritual growth books.}
3. You're being chased by thousands of bees/ wasps. What do you do?
{Yikes. Hopefully NOT die. Probably jump into a pond. And I wouldn't care if it was the filthiest pond under the sun. :P Let me repeat. Yikes.}

4. If you could meet a book character (without having to enter their world) who would it be?
{Wow! Only ONE!!! How could I ever choose? I long to meet so many of them. In fact, I want to be friends with oodles of them... But, if I had to pick one... Probably Anne of Green Gables. Because she is just like me. And we'd get along famously. And I'd invite her to sleep in our ornamental pear tree. Because we haven't got any cherry trees to be all silvery in the moonlight.}
5. Do you like reading/writing from a male or female perspective more? Why?
{Hmmm, that is a tough one. I had actually not given it much thought. It is definitely different writing from a guy's perspective. I find myself going to my Dad a lot and asking him whether *this* is how a guy would say something or whether *this* is something a guy would think... I would say I am probably better at writing from a girl's perspective, simply because I AM a girl and know how we are and think...but that would be the only reason I might like it better.}

6. Loki just showed up at your doorstep asking you to help in his world-domination plots. What do you do? Why?
{Take a picture.
Post it to facebook.
Wait for the whole world of girls to show up at my door.
Hand them over to Loki.}
7. If you could play one character from your favorite book in a movie who would it be? Why?
{Eeeek!! You have to ask all the tough questions! Can I answer the same as last time? Anne, all the way!!! Though Anne of Green Gables in not my favorite book, she is like my twin. But I would totally love to play Mara too, she is not very....un-me. Kind of sad and angry. I'm not. But either one would work fine for me. Just playing in a movie would in itself be delight beyond compare (unless you want to take me skydiving...or tour the word)!!}
8. Any 2013 movies your excited about?
{Um...YES!!!! The next Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Thor 2: The Dark World, Catching Fire, and The Desolation of Smaug, to be sure. There are others, but these are the important ones, so to speak. ;)}

9. Name a stand-alone book that you think should have been made a series.
{I can't. I think all the books that I think should have been made into a series are and all the books that are stand alone I think should be that way. In fact, I kind of like it when books are just...done. And then, I love it when they go on.... ;)}

10. Do you prefer writing in first, second, or third person? Why?
{I have mostly written in third person, dabbled a wee bit in first person, and never in second person (for an entire novel, rather). I think I kind of like writing in first person, because you get more heart and soul into  it. But it's weird, because I sort of prefer to read third person.}
And finally
11. How do you sort the books on your bookshelf?
{ you even want to know? Well, first, my top shelf is all the hardbacks with really cool covers and that are mostly old. The second shelf is all old books, also hardcover. The third shelf is split in half. One side is also old hardbacks, the other side paperbacks that are nice. The bottom shelf is entirely random...except that they are organized by size and are all books I haven't read or want to read again. Then....I have a whole other shelf of overflow that consists of stacking however many books I can manage into as little space as possible. Plus I have two stacks on my floor, arranged by size so they don't fall... Hehe...I bet you didn't expect that. I am a bit OCD. Ok, a lot. But only about my things. And only about certain of my things. :D}

Now, my 11 questions.

1. If you knew it would turn into a Prince, would you kiss a frog?
2. Are you an outdoorsy sort of person, or do you prefer to be curled up on the couch inside?
3. What sort of books do you enjoy?
4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?
5. How would you describe your personality?
6. What fictional character {book/movie/TVshow} do you relate with most in life?
7. If you could time travel, would you want to go back into the past or forward into the future?
8. What are you listening to? Right. Now.
9. Do you know what your calling in life is yet?
10. What is your favorite dessert?
11. Do you like old movies? What are a few you really like?
And now for the 11 people I tag.

All done. Phew. That was sooooooooo much fun!!!! :D :D :D :D :D


  1. Thank you so much, but I already did the Liebster award several times. If you want, I can do it again? So sweet of you to think of me! THANK YOU SO MUCH! <3

    1. Sure thing!!! I'd love it if you did it!!! You are very welcome. :D

    2. I'll post it as soon as I can. ;)

  2. WE DO NOT COUNT AS ONE! (Well, not always. Okay. Fine. Most of the time.) XD :P

    Your answers were heaps of fun! And I think you're very wise with your handling of Loki there. Mm. Very clever.

    1. Hehehehehe.... :D

      Thanks! I had heaps of fun doing them!!! :D Haha. Yep. I was. ~_* *loopy grin*

  3. Thanks so much! Your questions look like a lot of fun :) I think I will do it! (even though I already won this award...)

    1. Yeah!!!! No problem! That's great! I'm excited to see them! :D

  4. Aha, thank you! I shall be doing this soon. :)

    1. Hurrah!!! :D I was just getting around to letting you all know you were I shan't have to tell you now! :D :D

  5. Love your answers!!!:) I love your plan if Loki shows up!:) I would accept and get the SHIELD number behind his back and feed them info. Anything to meet Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff:P


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