Hello, dear readers,
Today, I’m stepping away from my usual type of posts to do something a little different and incredibly fun. Blue at A Blonde, A Book, And A Blanket nominated me for the Outstanding Blogger Award in her post here. Thank you so much, Blue! I truly appreciate it!
The rules are:
- Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (Very important: see why in step 5.)
- Answer the questions provided.
- Create 7 unique questions.
- Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger who nominated you, can be nominated.
- At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs to the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!
Without further ado, here are Blue’s questions.
1- How would you describe your aesthetic?
I’m still trying to pin point it exactly, so brace yourself for a train wreck of adjectives: Hues of blue, leather boots, stained-glass windows, golden sunlight, fountain pens, forests, water, the moon and stars, greens, mahogany wood, silver, elegance, orderly yet the asymmetry of nature, messenger bags, and stillness.
2- What book character do you consider yourself most like?
I love this question. I’m a lot like Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice (I’m reserved in public, and writing a letter to explain myself is definitely something I’ve done). I also share traits with Janner from The Wingfeather Saga (responsible, oldest sibling, a writer). Another character I’m similar to is Jasnah Kholin from The Stormlight Archive, although I’m not an atheist, and I hope I’m a little more gracious and compassionate. Jo March from Little Women is another, but I’m not quite as rambunctious.
I guess I’m hard to find an identical character for since I’m both scholarly and artistic, along with a bunch of other “contradictions”.
3- What book character do you wish you were?
This is tricky, because I tend to over analyze things, especially flaws. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice would be neat, because she’s so witty and sensible. I’d also love to be Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings, since I’m fond of horses, swords, and the idea of living in Middle-Earth.
4- You stumble across a carving in the wall of a cave. It tells a myth about the moon and the stars. How does the story go?
Long ago, the night was governed by both the Moon and her twin sister, Stella. They ruled together, their silver faces gazing down as they orbited the earth in tandem. But the Sun grew jealous, for he was alone as he ruled the day and was shunned by the other celestial bodies. His loneliness wracked him, and it soon festered into bitterness. In his acrimony, he attacked Stella, fracturing her into countless shards. When the Moon discovered her beloved sister’s death, she mourned, and her tears glittered across Stella’s broken pieces. Tenderly, the Moon hung the countless shining fragments in the sky so Stella would remain by her side, still guarding the night even in her death.
Whew. I was worried that would get too long, but I managed to keep it concise. For some reason, I have fun writing myths, and this one was definitely in the vein of the Greek legends.
5- If you could control one element, which element would it be? What ordinary things would you use it for? (Example: If you chose water, you could say washing the dishes goes very quickly.)
Thanks to Avatar: The Last Airbender, I’ve given this question quite a bit of thought. (Are there any other ATLA fans out there?) I go back and forth between fire and water, but I think I’ll go with water since it fits me better. As for what I’d do with it… well, I dislike the time it takes to blow dry my wet hair, so I could just bend the moisture out instead. That would actually be pretty handy….
6- What genre of movie or book would you want your life’s story to be in? What genre do you think it’s actually in?
This will come as no surprise, but I’d totally want my life to be in the fantasy genre. Other worlds and mythical creatures? Absolutely. Also, just the excuse to wear a sword around would be cool.
Never mind the fact that so many fantasy books center around giant wars and dangerous scenarios. Realistically speaking, my life would fall under the slice-of-life category, and I’m slowly learning to be content with that. Mostly.
7- What is your exact favorite color at this moment? Where can it be found in nature?
My exact favorite color right now is teal. Some bodies of water are this hue, several species of birds, and certain gems.
Here are my questions:
- What three songs best describe your personality?
- Which fictional character were you most like when you were younger?
- What’s your favorite season?
- What fact about you do people find most surprising?
- You can enter into ONE scene in a book and say something to the characters in it. What scene would it be, and what would you say?
- Who are three of your biggest inspirations?
- Someone asked you to create a new personality type test, such as the Enneagram or Hogwarts houses. What categories would you have, and what traits would they be based off? (It can be as silly or serious as you’d like.)
Now, for my nominees. *drum roll*
Cerra at Wind in the Wildflowers
Ryan at Ryan Elizabeth Writes
Charis at Charis Rae
Hailey at Hailey Huntington
Maya at Maya Joelle
Coralie at GraceBought
Amie at Amie Anne
Breanne at Writing, Flying, Free
Sarah at The Sarcastic Elf
Hannah at The Way of Delight
Have a lovely rest of your day!
How would you answer these questions? What do you think of the questions I asked?