Tags: Loyal Dragons to Infinity and Beyond!

(Warning: This post is being was written late at night. I am not responsible for the shenanigans my sleep-deprived brain gets up to. Thou art warned.)

I was tagged! By Raychel Rose for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, and by Madeline J. Rose (wait… ALL OF THE ROSES. :O Are you two related…? *eyes suspiciously* I’m waaatching you…) for the Infinity Award. Thanks so much to both of you!! ❤

I’m doing a double tag post ketchup catch up in a single post, because a) I am lazy, b) I’ve been blogging too much, and c) let’s be honest, “Loyal Dragons to Infinity and Beyond!!!!!” is a fabulous title (even without all the exclamation points). Can we agree on that? Yay!

Okay! So tags. Right. Onward!

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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Gaaah, what a prettiful blog award!! ❤ I love it. *clings affectionately*

Ruuuules

  1. Announce your win with a post, [check] and link to whomever presented your award. [*drrrumroll* Raychel Rose]
  2. Post 7 interesting things about yourself. [Um. I’ll see what I can do. Ahem.]
  3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
  4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post.
  5. Display the award certificate on your website. [See my newly-updated Badges page with other awards and aaaall the NaNo participant badges. Yesss.]

7 interesting (?) things about this dragonish blogger

  1. I love Toothless and he is possibly my favorite dragon ever.
  2. I do not love Smaug because he is evil but at least he is clever. (BOOK Smaug! We do not speak of movie-Smaug. Ahem.)
  3. Some of my favorite dragonish books are proooobably the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede, specifically Searching for Dragons BECAUSE MENDANBAR! Ahem. Kazul is cool too.
  4. I own a little golden dragon figurine which is glued to a turquoise rock. It once fell off so I re-glued it on. Yes you needed to know that. I would take a picture but I am lazy.
  5.  Sorry, scratch number 3, I just remembered how much I love The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame. ❤
  6. Also the dragon stories by E. Nesbit. I LOVE THEMMM. (I still love the Enchanted Forest books though! I just remembered… other… dragony books. Dragony. Dragony is a wonderful word.)
  7. I have not read Eragon. Oops?

OH WAIT THOSE WERE ALL FACTS ABOUT ME ABOUT DRAGONS. See what I did there.

Tagging?

I verily awardeth you this veritable Dragon’s Loyalty Award if thou lovest dragons! (I’m looking at YOU, Lauri and Sarah and Cait. 😉 And YOU. Yes, you, in the dragon t-shirt.) You can dragon-theme it if you want. *shrug* But obviously nobody has to do it. XD

Infinity Award

Which is… apparently?… different than the Infinity Dreams Award…? Not sure.

Anyhoo!

This one has interrogations questions!

*dons monocle* Proceed.

*cymbals*

Who is your best blogging friend?

Can I not answer this. Pleeeeease? *makes adorable puppy eyes* I don’t like the saying “best friend” because it shows others that THEY are not. Which is not fair to ANYBODY. And makes them sad. Or is that just me. And this question sound suspiciously like that. HOWEVER. If a) you’re reading this and therefore (apparently?) read my blog, or b) if I comment on your blog aggressively obsessively, or c) both… then you may rightly assume you are one of my bestest blogging buddies. GROUP HUG, C’MERE. ❤

What is the best book cover you’ve ever seen?

SO MANY. Umm… Five Enchanted Roses or The Captive Maiden? POSSIBLY. I’m not sure. Let’s just say I’m partial to the color blue and girls in gorgeous dresses.

What’s your favorite slang word?

Y’all. Does that count? It’s super useful (and not only to alert people to the extinguishing excruciating distinguishing fact that I am… wait for it… a TEXAN). For instance, if you don’t say “y’all” to address a general group, you probably say “guys”, or “people”. Example: “Hey, guys!” “Hey, people!” This can be problem if a) there is a girl present (or, more likely, if there is not actually a guy in the group. Which happens a lot), or b) if not all those addressed happen to be people. What if they are aliens? Elves? Dragons (me, me! …Oh, right. That tag’s over… *sad face*). Cats. Noodles. Or other serendipitous sentient or not beings/creatures/items. THEY MIGHT TAKE OFFENSE. And we wouldn’t want that. Especially if they had sharp claws. Hence, y’all = solves every problem ever.

If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

DRAGON. GRIFFIN. Oh right, I already have those… Okay, a puffin AND an otter. Naturally. Because they are the most adorable things EVER. (I also want a hummingbird to ride on. *makes even more adorable puppy eyes* PLEEEEEASE?)

Favorite flower?

Roses!

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(Especially if they come with BOOKS…!)

(Wait a minute. Roses AGAIN. That’s it — it’s a PLOT.)

(And we all know that plots are needed to have books. SEE ABOVE!)

(Wait. I’m going in circles. This is getting confusing.)

Scariest roller coaster/ride you’ve ever been on?

Haven’t. (Unless you count the above question.) Nor do I intend to. Duuuh. I’m not CRAZY. O_O (Heh… heh heh… Oh, right, you caught that, did you? *sidles subtly sideways and slips self in serious siding hiding place*)

Favorite Disney movie?

Ow! How do I decide? (Was Prince of Persia Disney?? *is too lazy to check*) …Okay, Tangled.

Book you want made into a movie?

Illusionarium! (See my Illusionarium Fangirling Babbles post from earlier this week…) It would make the positively coolest movie EVAR.

Also one of the scariest.

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Favorite piece of jewelry?

The One Ring. My Celtic-cross necklace. ❤ ‘Tis my fave.

Savory or Sweet snacks? Which ones?

ALL OF THE SWEET THINGS. I’m good with chocolate. And cookies. With chocolate chips in them. And mushrooms. (Why did I say mushrooms. I hate mushrooms. Unless they are from the Mushroom Planet books. Umm… CHOCOLATE MUSHROOMS.)

All time favorite movie?

The Avengers/The Return of the King/How to Train Your Dragon/Prince of Persia. IT’S TOTALLY ONE MOVIE I SWEAR. (Actually that would be the coolest thing ever. *brainstorms* *finds thing on pinterest*)

THE END.

P.S. AND NOW WE KNOW HOW CRAZY DEBORAH O’CARROLL IS WHEN SHE IS FOOLISH ENOUGH TO BLOG LATE AT NIGHT. ISN’T IT EXCITING, FOLKS.

Audience: *round of applause mixed with horrified stares*

Me: *giggles hysterically*

Me: *quickly erases your memories*

P.P.S. You are tagged if you want. ^_^

Sisterhood Award

Tag Catch-Up Post #4

(Today’s post is late because I was writing instead of writing blog posts. Hah. XD)

I was tagged for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Aspen @ Texas Rebel Girl! Which is an awesome blog, by the way! Go check it out. Go on. Shoo. 😉

…Are you back now? Okay, we can now continue…

Ohhh my, these are awesome questions to answer! This looks like so much fun. 🙂 Thanks Aspen!!

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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions sent to you.
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate ten blogs.

Questions:

Would you consider yourself a health-nut?

Eh, probably accurate…

Favorite movie adaption of Robin Hood?

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Errol Flynn’s! Naturally. 😉 Because Errol Flynn. And Basil Rathbone. And Olivia de Havilland. And the wonderfully bright colors in the version I watch. And all of the epic and fun! It’s awesome. JUST ALL OF IT OKAY.

“Why, you speak treason!”

“Fluently.”

Favorite historical fiction book(s) set in the middle ages?

I don’t even know! There are so many! *flail* I’m just going to say Ivanhoe, and maybe some Melanie Dickerson books if they count.

Given a choice, would you rather live deep in a forest dell, or high in the mountains in a log cabin? Both are tempting I know!

Definitely deep in a forest dell! Dream come true. I’d just dwell deep in the forest amid the tall swaying trees and all their greenery and it would be fabulous.

Favorite Disney prince? Why?

Umm… Does Flynn Rider count? *cough* He’s just the best and he’s hilarious and awesome and conceited and a thief and but he loves Rapunzel and can be heroic and basically is just the best ever. ❤

“Guys, I want a castle.”

Axe or sword? What’s your weapon of choice?

Sword! I’d probably be too much of a weakling to wield an axe, plus swords just look cooler.

Favorite time period? Feel free to elaborate why….

It’s honestly a toss-up between medieval times and the eighteenth century. I just love medieval stuff and knights and swords and cloaks and things! And for the 1700’s, I adore the costumes and the tri-cornered hats and muskets and pistols and coats and carriages and ships and just yes all of it. I CAN’T PICK. I love them both so much!

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A still from “Beyond the Mask”, one of the awesomest movies ever. ❤

Top three places you want to travel to. Why?

Ireland, Scotland, Wales! (And we’ll just throw England in there, because connected so why not? ;)) As for reasons… ACCENTS. HISTORY. ANCESTRY. ALL MY FAVORITE AUTHORS ARE FROM THERE. THE SCENERY IS GORGEOUS. Why wouldn’t I want to? THE BRITISH ISLES. The end.

Tell me something that is near and dear to your heart.

How do I even answer this? o.o Um… Roses! Because they are beautiful and remind me of my ancestors and my grandma, and because… they’re the prettiest thing ever. ^_^

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Favorite musical? Why?

Umm… What to pick! Tangled is just all around perfect, and I love Rapunzel, and FLYNN. But (although I could have done without all the parts with the villain), Anastasia has Dimitri and the Once Upon a December song which may possibly be my favorite song from a musical ever. But maybe Napoleon because I love a bunch of the songs and it’s just adorable. ^_^ But… Eh, probably Tangled. XD

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New Questions:

These are going to be super lame because I’m the worst at coming up with questions and they are all off the top of my head. XD Mostly… favorites…

  1. Introvert or extrovert?
  2. Do you like coffee?
  3. What are you reading right now?
  4. Favorite fairytale?
  5. Favorite color?
  6. Favorite animal?
  7. Favorite food?
  8. Favorite TV show?
  9. Favorite historical time period?
  10. Favorite book character you met recently?

I Tag…

Shantelle // Jill // Melody // Tracey // Anyone else who would like to.

…Because if you are kind enough to read mah li’l ol’ blog, you are definitely in this sisterhood thing. (Unless of course you are a guy in which case I sincerely apologize and can’t help with that… >.> *cough*)

Or even answer in the comments! What do y’all think? 🙂

“Iiiin Summerrrr!” (Olaf Award)

So this may sound like I’m talking about how my summer was and wondering how it’s almost September (I am actually wondering that… How IS it almost September!?) But in actuality… I’ve been given the Olaf Award (twice!) so I thought it was about time for me to do it.

From Other Half of the Story — thank you Vandi Liz! ❤ — and, quite a long time ago (*cough*), from Christine Smith, formerly known as Lauriloth, of the brilliant blog Musings of an Elf – thanks Lauri! (Everybody go read her blog because it’s one of my absolute favorites and is always so lovely and whimsical!)

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Rules:

1. Answer the award questions.

2. Pass the award on to however many bloggers you choose, using the same or your own questions.

…Except I’m going to just say anybody who wants to do this can, so feel free to take the questions and answer them in the comments or on your blog. 🙂

This tag is apparently mostly for Disney animated films… And… well. Okay, I’m going to be honest. I haven’t seen many of the classic Disney films. And even when I do see any I don’t think specifically “Disney”. I’m one of those people who takes movies as movies and doesn’t think overmuch about the company/brand that is putting it out. Except maybe Pixar. Or Dreamworks. But, again, I don’t always notice and sometimes get them mixed up and sometimes they’re Disney too and just… I don’t pay attention.

I know, I’m weird.

So I actually looked it up and found a list of Disney animated films (the truth comes out! *crawls away to hide under rug*) so I could see which I’ve seen. And I’ve seen about a dozen of the recenter animated ones, and only like six or seven of the older cartoon ones. …Yep. But that being said, I’m going to do it anyway because it looks like a lot of fun.

So here we go! Answers and pics! (yay Pinterest!)

Questions:

1. What is your favorite Disney movie of all time?

Does Prince of Persia count? Ahem. If we’re going with animated films, which we seem to be, I guess I’d have to say Tangled.

2. Of the three newest Disney films (Tangled, Brave, and Frozen), which is your favorite?

Frozen was great. I loved the Brave setting/music. But Tangled is my second-favorite animated film ever (after How to Train Your Dragon), sooo… Tangled.

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3. Do you tend to prefer Disney films made prior to the 2000s or those made more recently?

Well, considering the fact that I’ve only seen half a dozen that were made before then… I guess the recenter ones.

4. Who is your favorite character in Frozen?

Kristoff, definitely! He’s kinda-sorta-totally-awesome. (Plus he’s like the only one to ever ASK her if he can kiss her. Which was just adorbz.)

5. Everyone loves Disney music. Any movie whose soundtrack you particularly enjoy? Limit yourself to three.

I’m just going to go with Brave’s soundtrack. Because… just… WOW. That music was INCREDIBLE. ❤ (And I’ll admit I find myself humming Frozen songs a lot as well…)

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6. In your opinion (similar to Question #3), has the quality of Disney’s film-making decreased as time has gone on, or has it only improved?

I don’t knooooow. *flails* Like I said, I don’t have much to compare. The originals have a classic… well… original feel (shocking, I know) but I do enjoy the newer animation. So probably the new ones. But maybe if I see some more of the older films I might change my mind…

7. Favorite Disney couple?

Flynn and Rapunzel. They’re basically perfect. (Maid Marian and Robin Hood are adorbz as well.)

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8. Favorite Disney sidekick?

Um. Mike Wazowski, or Doug — SQUIRREL! — or Finn McMissile. (If any of them count as Disney sidekicks.)

He’d probably be really put out if he heard me call him a sidekick. But I’m only saying that because he’s awesome.

9. What is the worst Disney film you’ve ever seen?

The Black Cauldron. Hands down. *shudders* It was HORRIBLE. It took one of my favorite book series ever, mashed them together and totally wrecked everything. I think it’s the worst book-to-movie adaption I’ve ever seen, ever. Just… no. Never, ever watch that thing, people — and if you have, then please do me and yourselves and everyone a favor by reading the actual books it was “based” on so you know what really happened — The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander, starting with The Book of Three.

Read this book to counteract the ill effects of watching Disney’s version of “The Black Cauldron”

10. Lastly, what is one lesser-known Disney film you’d recommend?

Huh. I don’t know if I’ve SEEN any lesser-known ones… I naturally loved the latest three princess-y movies, and I also loved Monsters Inc. and the prequel, Robin Hood, and Winnie the Pooh to a point (the books were better), Cars 2 was a lot of fun and so was Ratatouille. So… all of those. Watch them if you haven’t. 🙂