The Liebster Award 2.0

And the saga CONTINUES!

Thank you Mary for tagging me!

For a refresher, here are the rules again:

  • Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award.
  • Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you.
  • Give 11 random thoughts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and notify them of their nominations.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions.

And here I am already trying to brainstorm 11 people I can tag when Mary managed to tag 22 people. O.o

Anyways, on to Mary’s Questions!


 

#1. Who is your favorite Marvel superhero and why?

Loki!

What? He’s not a superhero? Hmm.

Bucky then!

He isn’t either?

Okay, okay. Captain America or Spiderman. πŸ˜›

 

#2. What Hogwarts house are you in, and why?

I have not read Harry Potter (…and the crowd gasps…) but! I do have some friends who have.

According to their judgement, I would be in the Ravenclaw house, which apparently is the best one. πŸ˜‰

For those who are as clueless as I was:

There are four houses of Hogwarts that the students are sorted into. Here is an overview:

  1. Slytherin. This is for very cunning, β€œwhatever it takes” kind of people.
  2. Griffindor is all the brave/hero sorts, the confident ones.
  3. Hufflepuff has all the sweet laid back types: small and innocent.
  4. And Ravenclaw is for the more focused and studious types.Β 

Shout out to aforementioned friend (you know who you are!) who gave me a quick crash course on this. (:

 

#3. If you could spend one day hanging out withΒ oneΒ character in a book you’re writing or wrote, who would it be and why?

Arthur from my WIP, 51.

I started on version 2.0 (or 1.5? since I didn’t finish the first one…) and was realizing how much I want to better understand his character. Perhaps hanging out with him for a day would explain a lot.

 

#4. Out of all the superpowers out there, which one would you want to have? And why?

Is having an unending store of wisdom considered a super power? xD

Cause honestly that’s what would be the extremely helpful. If not, then the ability to fluently speak every language on Earth. That would be pretty helpful too.

 

#5. What inspired you to start your blog?Β 

My longing to write consistently, to own a place to scrawl thoughts, and to see my words live in the daylight.

 

#6. What is a book or book series that you would recommend to anyone?

I thought long and hard on this one and then it hit me, and now I feel bad I did not think of it earlier.

The Bible!

(duh… πŸ˜› )

 

#7. If you could go into your own world that you wrote or are writing, where would you go to first and why?Β 

I would go to the Urlynwagh of the Anielian Dwarves. It is the very heart of their deep underground world: a large cone room with walls slanting to the base, covered in paintings, history, and old inscriptions etched from centuries of ancestors. It is there one may find the Dwarf counsel gathered in their battle armor, or the ancient Elders in their solemn garb. I’d love to listen to their arguments and cases, and the wisdom of their luvoren.

Then I would travel through the city to the castle and sit and hear the songs of the largest and most famous verhona played by the most skilled and aged musicians.

Maybe after that go visit a ynwalu trainer above the caves in the fresh mountain air, or try to discover what the trifelines actually do in their spare time…

 

#8. What food do you absolutely LOVE the most, and what food do you loathe to the ends of the earth?

This is a hard question to answer. Thanks to those ole green bean wars of my young childhood, I am not a picky eater, and on the other side there are so many tasty things in the world, and the majority of them reside happily in my mother’s kitchen via her amazing talent of creating delicious meals.

I’d say my mother’s homemade bread and white chicken chili are high on my list along with the grits casserole she makes. (I always request it for my birthday breakfast…)

Speaking of breakfast foods, her pancakes and waffles are the best I have ever had.

Red peppers, bagels, and grape tomatoes are also great.

Did I mention that my mom’s homemade salsa is from heaven?

I could keep going. xD

Just the other day my family was discussing how we love being in the “I Love Mom’s Cooking Club.” It’s amazing guys.

Anyways, as for something I dislike… Hmm. Ranch dressing comes to mind. It has a weird after-taste for me. And I’ve never really been fond of Ketchup either.

I hope condiments apply for this question…

(And I told you guys I don’t rant about food. Ha.)

 

#9. Which of the four seasons (summer, spring, fall, winter) is your favorite and why?

Oooh. Um. Hmm.

Did you just ask that? Really?

Summer is so beautifully, toasty hot. Days spent in the sun and bare feet squishing fresh green grass between toes. And the satisfaction of surviving another year of school and tying it up in a bow.

Fall is spectacular with all the trees turning red, brown, and orange, then carpeting the roads in their hair. It’s cool again and perfect for quiet, peaceful walks of awe.

And then winter is beautiful because they are the days curled up inside in a thick sweater by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, listening to Christmas carols, and watching the snow cover the backyard in yards of brilliant white icing.

And the beauty of spring comes from the end of winter, as you wake up one morning to the sound of birds and open your windows to the sun and realize there’s a batch of flowers waiting beside your door step.

Sooo

Does that answer your question? xD

 

#10. What is the biggest goal you have in life right now

That I can think of off the top of my head?

Well, it would probably be the goal to start over and write an entire first draft for 51Β by August.

Or maybe not dying during Driver’s Ed this summer.

Yeah.

One of those.

#11. What is the one thing you love doing most in life?

How can I narrow it down?

Well…

Experiencing life with people I love.

Creating something beautiful for a fellow human.

Telling a story that touches a soul.

Watching young children.

Watching people grow up.

Geeking out over books with other writers.

And finishing a trigonometry problem and actually getting the answer right.

 

 

Now 11 random facts about me.

 

– I love music and currently I have 34 playlists on Spotify. (Is that too many?)

– Apparently, I am a first alto.

– My earliest nightmare I remember included me being kidnapped by a troll and taken to his treehouse. (Someday I’ll turn it into a story…)

– Ey, guys!! I am officially a professional artist! This week was the first time I was paid for my work.

– Now I am currently brainstorming what to do with three empty canvases.

– My name is a combination of the name “Eve” and “Lynn” so it means “life and light.”

– I have named a villain once after a name my parents were considering for me if I had been a boy.

– This summer is going to be a combination of reading, writing, pulling weeds, learning to drive, and hoping to start a small calligraphy business.

– I have discovered writing a note to a friend with a dip ink pen late in the night is lovely.

– I’ve been to 29 of the 50 states of America.

– I cry at the end of Toy Story 3 because the baby doll in it looks just like the one I’ve had all my life.


 

Well, now time for some tagging.

I tag…

  • all those tag thieves prowling around out there (I promise I won’t look if you steal it…)
  • anyone who has not done this award yet (Does this species even exist anymore?)
  • any fellow Ravenclaws (High-five guys!)
  • any book characters out there who feel up to the challenge of hacking into their writer’s blog and posting (Muhahaha.)

 

And your 11 questions.

– What type of music do you enjoy? How has your music tastes grown over the years? (And how many playlists do you have??)

– What is one of the weirdest/scariest dreams you’ve ever had?

– Where is your favorite place to do homework? What about reading or writing?

– How many draft posts do you currently have for your blog?

– What is the worst experience have had in your writing life? (Or written life for those characters who are answering here. πŸ˜‰ )

– Where is the weirdest place or situation you’ve found inspiration for a story?

– What was the last book/movie that made you cry? (Unless you’re one of those people who never cries…)

– What is a recent piece of insight you found that you really appreciated?

– What is something deeply satisfying that happened this week?

– What are you looking forward to this summer?

If you had to pick one of your characters to haunt you the rest of your life, which would you pick? (Or for characters… which of your acquaintances would you love to go haunt your writer for you?)

 

And ten points for a bonus question! Who started the Liebster Award? Whoever they are, they’re a genius and they’ve taken over the blogging word with their self-multiplying device.

I’ve always wondered who is behind it all…

Well, friends, this is the end, but I’m curious. Does anyone else dislike Ranch Dressing and Ketchup? Or am I the only one?

 


21 thoughts on “The Liebster Award 2.0

  1. I love this! πŸ˜€ Aaand I’m gonna do it. You know what? Having one of my charies hack into my computer and do it sounds amazing.
    I haven’t read Harry Potter either… and I don’t really care that muchly. πŸ˜›

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  2. *whispers* You haven’t read Harry Potter, either? I was positive that I was close to the only person who hadn’t read those books yet. xD

    That’s so exciting that you’re an official artist now!! YAY! Go you. πŸ˜€

    (Also, writing the entire first draft of 51 is an awesome goal! I know you can do it. ❀️)

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  3. Thank you so much for doing the tag Evelyn!! Your answers were awesome!
    Oops, sorry about the Harry Potter question πŸ˜‚ Some other people have told me too that they haven’t read it either, so I’m getting this feeling that I somehow managed to nominate every single person who has not read it or heard of it…
    Oh MAN, you were very smart with your tagging idea πŸ˜‚ Hmm…better make a note of that so next time I don’t have to die or anything drastic again.
    Again, thanks for doing it!

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    1. Haha no problem. πŸ˜‚ You learn something new every day, and so today I learned about the hierarchy of a fake school. πŸ˜‰

      Well thank you. And yes please don’t die. *eyes you worriedly* Maybe you should go sit down and rest. That *coughs* episode wasn’t too long ago. 😜

      Thanks for tagging me! Your questions were great and I enjoyed answering them! πŸ™ƒ

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      1. Haha, pretty much πŸ˜‚
        Great idea! *flops down dramatically on couch* very true, it was…
        No problem! Why thank you, and I’m glad you enjoyed them!! 😁

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  4. *Jumps up and down waving arms looking ridiculous* I haven’t read Harry Potter either and don’t plan to!!! You ain’t alone guys!!! I could actually get very serious into the reasons why I haven’t and won’t do those books or movies, but if you haven’t read them, I wouldn’t recommend starting. I have first hand experience with people who have been messed up by those books when they took them too seriously. That and the research I’ve done because of that nasty experience have convinced me to avoid them like the plague…
    Other things beyond that heavy stuff…
    Ugh… Drivers Ed… I drove to my first destination yesterday with my dad. It was fun, but I think my dad might have a few grey hairs after that. XD He was convinced at one point that I was going to T-bone a lady (as in he was trying to grab the wheel and help me while shouting at the top of his lungs), and at another time he was very concerned that if I didn’t stay on the road I’d flip the truck. XD It was great!!
    CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING PAID FOR YOUR ART!!!!! So proud!!!!!
    Food… A necessary part of life but not one to be too excited about. Apparently I am not really a food person, but there is one type of food that will send me off into daydreams of delight and get me craving…
    ALL HAIL PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A couple of girls and I were discussing the matter of pizza and came to the conclusion that the worst punishment would be a year without pizza.
    I DISLIKE RANCH AND KETCHUP!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Oh yikes! That’s so sad. But I guess that shows you how impactful art can be. πŸ˜›

      Oh yes. I’ll probably be giving my whole family early grey hairs. πŸ˜‚ You almost flipped the car?? *coughs* Yeah. Sounds like great fun… πŸ™„πŸ˜œ

      Yeah… eating can be such a chore. I feel like when I go to college I’ll end up forgetting all about it, to busy writing or hanging out with peeps! I’ll probably only end up eating breakfast each morning. πŸ˜‚

      Now! My moms homemade pizza…. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Hi, Evelyn! I found you through the Flabbit Room (and I think you found my blog… maybe?… I get people mixed up), and I’m really enjoying your writing! Also, we have the EXACT same top four Marvel characters. Which is creepy and cool. (Also, I recommend giving Harry Potter a chance. But you don’t have to listen to me. πŸ˜‰
    Anyway, thanks for this post! I may steal the tag!

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    1. Ey! Yes! I have been enjoying your blog, though I only found it recently. πŸ™ƒ
      Oooh. Really? Well, they are the four best characters so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. πŸ˜‰
      I have heard such varying opinions of Harry Potter all my life. πŸ˜‚ I think that they, like almost anything, can be good, but also unhealthy if taken wrong. *shrugs* I don’t know… I guess I can’t say since I haven’t read them.
      I’m curious though why you personally like them… Care to share?
      Yes! Please feel free to steal the tag! 😁

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      1. This is really hard to fit into one blog comment. πŸ˜‚ But I will try.
        I know a lot of Christians have a problem with Harry Potter because of the magic, which I totally understand and respect. I’m not going to push anyone to read it if that’s their issue. However, I love HP because I don’t find the magic to be harmful (at least not to me – it hasn’t led me into sin or temptation), and because I believe that our world is magical by nature and fantasy has a unique power to show us that and help us see Christ’s power.
        Another problem some people have is with the fact that many characters lie and sin and get away with it. This is, indeed, my least favorite part of the series, but it is not as large of an issue as I think it’s made out to be. Also, some point out that characters break rules and are then awarded for it by authorities. This is true; however, when those authorities are the ones who make the rules, I think they should have the power to authorize breaking of them to save lives. The characters are trying to do what is *right,* and although they don’t always succeed and do end up breaking rules pointlessly and with no consequences sometimes, they are motivated by sacrificial instincts and a desire to help others.
        Then there are some characters who seem to be bad just for the sake of it, and are often made fun of or hated simply because they are antagonistic. I don’t appreciate some of this, but I find that there are some amazing redemption arcs for a few “bad” characters, and those who end up badly deserve it and were unrepentant.
        J.K. Rowling is also a very good writer, so the books are interesting and fit together well, and there’s a huge amount of Christian symbolism and ideals. Several characters sacrifice things that they love, even up to their lives, to protect those who aren’t worthy. In HP, I find characters whose lives I’d like to emulate and whose choices I want to make. I find role models and mentors and friends. If that’s not a good reason to read a book, I don’t know what is.
        (And it’s just a spectacular example of really good storytelling!)

        So that’s my take. Sorry it’s so long! πŸ˜‰

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        1. First off, you get award for longest comment on this blog! πŸ˜‚
          *cheers and hands you big trophy* How does it feel? πŸ˜‰
          Second, thank you for sharing your thoughts! Yes, ze magic is why my parents do not like the series, which is interesting because they let me read other books with magic in them. (Side note: I agree about the power of fantasy in revealing Christ’s power and the “magic” in the world around us.) But it seems to depend on the book’s approach to the magic and also the reader and how it affects them in whether it is unhealthy or not. As to the fact that character lie and get away with it, that happens in life a lot and wouldn’t necessarily bother me unless the book puts sin in a good light. (I have read books like that and absolutely despise them. πŸ˜› )
          I’ve heard J.K. Rowling is very good at writing and storytelling! Which is probably the main I might ever read the books. *shrugs* I just don’t really care beyond out of curiosity. πŸ™ƒ
          So, thank you! I really appreciate you took the time to explain. I found it helpful! πŸ˜„

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  6. Ah, Trigonometry. Great fun. *dies inside* That’s what I’ve been studying here of late. (somebody save me) But now I know what the buttons on my calculator are for! So that’s somethin.

    Nope, never read Harry Potter (are there actually that many of us!?!).

    Ooh, Drivers Ed. I’m taking that sometime this winter, I think. I’m a little nervous, but everyone tells me it’s no big deal! How can they say that?? πŸ˜†

    Anyhow, cool post! I enjoyed it.

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    1. Ah yes! I used to think it was absolutely hilarious that there were buttons on the calculator for “tan” and “sin.” How are those supposed to relate to math?? πŸ˜‚

      Ey! Another non-Harry-Potter-reader! *high-fives*

      No big deal? *gulps* Yeah… sure… πŸ™„

      Thanks for reading! πŸ˜„

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