It's an honor just to be nominated. :D
Errin nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, which means I get to answer a bunch of questions and then pass them on to the next unfortunate soul MWAHAHAHAHA!
What is your Favorite Movie/Book Quote?
There are a few, like there probably are for many. One of my current favorites is Boromir's line from LOTR (movies; I don't read the books, but that's a subject for another post), and no, it's not anything to do with skateboarding into Mordor, which would have been badass.
This line I find applicable in daily life, sadly so often:
"Yes, there is weakness. There is frailty, but there is courage also; and honor, to be found in men. But you do not see that."
I know so many people who say things like "people suck" or "humans are jerks", or stronger language, usually after reading comments sections. I don't get it. People are amazing! Look at the people who rush to give you virtua hugs after posting a mopey comment like that! Yes, they can be jerks, but they can be sweeties also! (Note: Waiting on the "One Does Not Simply Shred Into Mordor" meme).
If You Could Wake Up and Suddenly Be Amazing at Any New Skill, What Would it Be?
Ernnnnnh. I'd like to be amazing at something, but to me it's not worth anything if I haven't put in the work to get there. If I could somehow wake up and magically have ten years' experience under my belt, well that's different. Still, a tough question, as there's a lot. Right now I'd say piano. And coding. I've tried my hand at both, and check in with them sporadically, but I still haven't learned chords, or really remember CSS... like, at all. :( Ooh, and martial arts. :D
If You Could Live Anywhere in the World, Where Would it Be?
I don't know about live; but I'd like to visit a crudload of places. Tops on that list is the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic. Saw it on Rick Steves, I think, and fell in lurrrrrrrrve.
Plotter or Pantser?
(For those who don't know, this means, do you take the time to outline your books before you write, or do you "fly by the seat of your pants", as it were).
I NEVER outline. Stories never ever ever go where you want them to anyway, so I don't see the need to waste time; and for me it erases the fun of jumping in and seeing where the story takes you. I love being surprised. And if I'm surprised, hopefully that'll increase the possibility of my audience's being surprised/intrigued.
Do You Believe in Aliens?
Apparently I'm in the minority here, but no. Do I think it's possible? Yes. Do I believe it? No. Yes, the universe is huge. But the possibility of life arising anywhere is so incredibly slim in the first place. And it already happened here, so that decreases the possibility of it cropping up elsewhere. And finally, even if there is life somewhere out there, the possibility of us making contact, in a way that we can understand no less, within our collective lifetimes is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo-lotta-o's slim that I don't honestly see the point in wondering about it too much. Life here is what we need to be concentrating on, IMHO. :D
Someone Insults Your Favorite Movie/Book/TV Series, You...?
Eh. They're entitled to their opinion. ...Which is wrong. Wrongwrongwrongwrongetywrong. But they're entitled to it, just the same. I'm no stranger to unpopular opinions, at least in the geekyverse, so I don't think I'm one to pass judgment on others.
Vampire or Werewolf?
Yeah. I'm sick of both. I'm just. Ugh. How do these things stay so freaking popular? Especially lately! Werewolves in particular don't have a lot of complexity to their mythos, and vampires have been done to death (HAH). Not to mention zombies DONOTGETMESTARTEDONZOMBIES
If You Were King/Queen for a Day, What Would You Do?
Watch my back. :D
What Would Your Superhero Name Be?
I put this question to my kids, and they came up with "SuperMom"!
Which is why you never ask your kids. I'd love to say something like "Captain Awesome" or "The Awesominator" or "The Awesome Saucier", but in reality it's probably more like "The Awesome Pedant Well Maybe Not Awesome Necessarily Let's Just Say Somewhat Cool Which Might Still Be Inaccurate".
If You Could Have Dinner With Any Historical Figure (Dead or Alive), Who Would it Be?
Hey, cool! I answered this question already this week. Not a historical figure per se, but she should be. This week, I was also interviewed by the fantasticoness Aila Stephens, so I'll just link to the interview here... No. Not here. Weebly's acting up. Sigh. Okay, here's the website link: http://ailastephens.wordpress.com.
What is the Meaning of Live, the Universe, and Everything?
I could say 42, but that's kind of obvious. Cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. Which I can't have, or if I do, it has to be organic, since I'm apparently allergic to synthetic hormones and it's this whole thing. So the universe hates me. Thanks a lot, universe.
That was fun! Ok, so now I'm supposed to single out peeps to answer questions of my own, but it looks like the entire internet has gotten there first and I'm the last to know. So I'll just make these up and anyone can have a go if they're feeling it:
1. Are you good at growing plants? If so, what is the secret of your strange magic?
2. Cheese or Pepperoni?
3. What is your favored zombie-killing weapon?
4. Yo Gabba Gabba: innocuous kids' show or harbinger of the apocalypse?
5. What is the stupidest thing you've ever heard someone say? (This includes yourself. Yes, you have to be honest).
6. What is the air-speed velocity of the unladen swallow?
7. Which do you consider Tchaikovsky's greatest work? And none of this "I prefer Stravinsky" jazz crap, ya hippie.
8. Grover or Elmo?
9. Is there a spoon?
10. What's the greatest insult you've ever hurled at someone? (Three weeks afterward, in your head, totally counts).
11. Is life but a dream? And, if so, why would we want to spend the entire thing rowing a boat?
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