Double Liebster Award

Tag Catch-Up Post #2

So… In January and then again last month, I was tagged for the Liebster Award by C.B and Shantelle. Thanks for tagging me! ^_^ Although I’ve done it before, I thought it would be fun to answer the questions anyway! 🙂

But I’m going to ignore the rules for the most part. XD I’m not going to bother with 11 facts or tagging anybody, but if you want to answer any of the questions, feel free!

On with the show.

Questions from C.B. (post)

1. Do you wanna build a snowman?

YES. YES I DO. Unfortunately it’s like 100 degrees where I live right now, so that’s not going to happen… And even if it was winter, I don’t really get snow, I’m afraid… But I would LOVE to build a snowman if I could.

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2. What is the craziest thing you’ve done during a game of hide-and-seek?

I… have no idea. Probably hiding in a curtain… I’m not a very imaginative hide-and-seek-er. XD

3. How many books do you have?

For real? O_O I’m feeling spectacularly lazy at this moment and I feel as though I have WAY too many books to count… Let’s just say I have three large bookcases stuffed with books, some shelves stacked, some 2 deep, plus some on my desk and dresser and bedside table… Um… Okay, I started counting and lost track somewhere around four or five hundred and gave up. How’s that? 😉 (Someday I’m going to have to post some pictures of my bookshelves and introduce them to y’all…)

4. Writers, what’s the most useful piece of writing advice you’ve ever gotten?

Probably this quote from Gillian Bronte Adams in an interview on The Dreaming Hobbit:

“Read the books you want to write, and write the books you want to read. And don’t try to do it alone. Far too often, I find myself striking out on my own, and the whole “lone wolf” writer thing is grand … until it’s not. Writing can be a lonely business, so make writing friends and encourage each other. You’ll both be the better for it.”

–Gillian Bronte Adams

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5. Favorite type of fanfiction?

I don’t know… I’m afraid I don’t read a lot of fanfiction.

6. Which Avenger are you most like? (From the movie, not comic books)

Hawkeye. (I’m just going to say that and walk away like nothing happened…)

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7. Favorite Stan Lee cameo?

Um… Forgive me for being horribly out-of-it, but I only THINK I discovered what this really was recently. Is it that guy with the mustache who’s like one of the writers or something? Ahem. I have only noticed a couple of his cameos, so IF I’m correct in what I think they are, my favorite is definitely the one in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when he’s a security guard and sees Captain America’s old uniform missing and goes: “Oh man, I am so fired.” That was hilarious. XD

8. Favorite writing resource?

Probably pinterest. XD If that counts…

9. Do you have trouble staying organized?

*bursts out laughing* That is a great question. Because I’m a perfectionist and pride myself on being super organized. And yet sometimes I feel like I’m the most disorganized person I know. So it just depends. But mostly I think I’m organized… Mostly…

10. Favorite school subject?

Hiiiistory. And anything related to words and writing and stuff like that.

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11. Favorite food/food combination others don’t like?

I don’t know… maybe canned black olives? Combination… I can’t think of a weird one I like. Mostly my food is very tame and uninteresting… 😀

Questions from Shantelle (her post)

1) What is the driving passion of your life?

I don’t know. That may sound weird but… I don’t. It used to be writing, but I’m not so sure about that anymore. I feel a liiiittle bit lost these days. Mostly I’m just taking life a day at a time here and hoping the Lord will direct my feet to the path I should take. So I guess He’s my driving passion, because I tell ya, I’d be entirely lost without Him. 😉

2) Can you name a favorite character from a movie you’ve seen recently?

Dimitri, from Anastasia! He was kind of awesome…

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3) What’s one book (or chapter, verse, whatever…) of the Bible that has particularly touched you and why?

Um… All of it! For real, though. 🙂 But Psalms and Ruth and James and the Gospels come to mind…

4) How tall are you? *smiles*

I haven’t measured in awhile but I think somewheres in the 5′ 2″ area? All the gals I know seem to be like 5′ 10″ though… 😛 I feel like a small person in a world of tallness. (Perhaps that means I’m a Hobbit at heart…) And maybe my tall friends like having me around. XD

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5) What’s one thing a book needs to have in order to make it a favorite for you?

I think that depends, because there are many things that I really enjoy a book for! (Humor, great plot or twist, characters, a dash of romance, great dialog…) But ultimately, I think for it to be a book I REALLY love, it has to have a character I love. Which normally seems to mean an awesome guy… What can I say. Intriguing fellas can make books so very interesting!

6) How did you start and what’s your favorite thing about blogging?

I started blogging to have a place on the internet of my own for my future writing self and to share my thoughts on books and writing. My favorite thing? Commenters. I absolutely love hearing from people about what they think! 🙂

7) What’s something exciting that has happened in your life recently?

Going to my first stage play, The Little Mermaid, last month. It was soooo much fun!

8) Why do you write (blogs, books, whatever)?

Because there are stories and characters and words and ideas in my head and I can’t not write them.

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9) Can you describe (or find a picture of) a different-era outfit that you’d love to wear?

Long sweeping gorgeous gowns, please. 😀 Specific dresses off the top of my head: Cinderella’s blue dress in the new movie, Eowyn’s white dress in The Two Towers, Arwen’s red and black dress in The Return of the King… But really I’d most love some sort of emerald-green dress with a sweeping skirt. ^_^ To look like a medieval forest princess, y’know. *nod nod* And… well… most things on my Costumes pinterest board. 😉

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10) Favorite songs?

Never-Ending Road by Loreena McKennitt is my favorite. Then off the top of my head… Whispers in the Dark by Skillet, The Last Goodbye sung by Billy Boyd, lots of songs and melodies from soundtracks like The Return of the King, Brave, How to Train Your Dragon… How many am I allowed? 😉

11) Any advice for your fellow Christian bloggers/writers?

Stay true to yourself and the Word, and don’t be afraid to write what you think. 🙂

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So there you go, everyone! My randomness for the day. 😀 Hope it wasn’t entirely boring…

Feel free to snag the questions if you want — or answer some in the comments!

And mostly I’m curious… did you learn anything new about me, or did you feel like you knew all of this already? 😉

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