Hello! Welcome back to my cobwebby corner of the internet! Ya girl Felicity arose from her coma for a Q&A shesh. And because she was nominated. Which is EXCITING.
The blessed bean who nominated me is Edna from Bleeding Ink— so thank you, Edna!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you. (THANK YOU, EDNA!)
- Display your award.
- Answer the questions you were asked.
- Nominate 5 bloggers.
- Ask 6 questions.
- Let your nominees know they were nominated.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog. (BLESS, EDNA!)
- List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
- Ask the nominees 11 new questions.
Also, a quick shoutout to whoever designed the award. The graphic designer in me is screeching “YES! I LOVE IT!”
Now. ONWARDS TO THE QUESTIONS!
Sunshine Award Questions
What’s your least favorite book-to-film adaption?
I could tell you nearly 1,000 live-action remakes of old cartoon movies that I hate with a passion and that shouldn’t have been touched. Like at all. *cough*DUMBO*cough*– But for the life of me, I can’t think of any book-to-movie adaptions that I disliked.
What’s your longest-lasting hobby?
Probably drawing or singing.
I drew all the time when I was a kid, started drawing seriously in 2011, and now I make most of my money by freelancing portraits. And I’ve pretty much have been always singing… I still remember the time that I told my Mom that I wanted to be a singer or a rockstar growing up.
I’m glad that didn’t pan out. No one wants to see a Miley Cyrus pt. 2.
Do you prefer mountains or valleys?
–cuts to me, hunched on all fours on a sheer-cliff’s edge, chewing small patches of moss and staring at you like a goat.
And then I open my mouth.
You walk away very confused, wondering how I stay perched on my rock that is slanted at a near 90 degree angle.
If you were a fruit, what kind do you think you’d be and why?
Prooooooobably a peach.
My friends consistently describe me as a soft and sweet personality, and at my pit or “core”, I’m stubborn and rock solid due to my relationship with Jesus.
What’s your favorite flower?
ALL OF THEM.
…Except the dangerous kind. Or the kind that gives you blisters if you touch them– those don’t pass the vibe-check.
Liebster Award Questions
What is the strangest thing you’ve done in the early AMs?
I’m not a good one to ask this question to. I tend to pass out asleep wherever, whenever, without a moment’s notice when I’m tired–
So that being said, I rarely make it to the AM’s.
The ones that probably take the cake, though, is when I was cleaning at my youth group lock-in because I didn’t want to fall asleep so I could make it to my first “Awake for 24 hours award.” (spoiler alert: I didn’t make it)
The other one is that I was awake till 4am praying with friends because the Holy spirit was moving, and there was angel activity. (I love mentioning this experience in passing to people, and they’re like, “Wait– what?! What happened?!”)
If you had to act out an entire musical, of your choice, to save your life, which one would you choose to do?
The King and I, by Rodger and Hammerstein III. Or The Sound of Music. I LOVED those musicals growing up, particularly The King and I– I’d want to throw it on repeat almost whenever I got the chance to watch a movie. So I basically know all the words, lyrics, and plot like the back of my hand.
What are your top three favorite words?
I like studying languages, so some of my favorite words are foreign. “Komorebi” (こもれび) is a Japanese word used to describe the sunlight shining through the leaves of trees, creating a sort of dance between the light and the leaves– or if we want to get really simplified, it’s referring to dappled sunlight. It gives such a vivid and pretty picture whenever someone uses it, and I always associate it with sunny days and amazing walks in the forest.
I love the word “twinkle” or “twinkling”– not because the word sounds aesthetically pleasing to my ears, but because it’s used to describe some of my favorite things. Stars twinkle hopefully in the midnight sky during walks or late night dates, string lights twinkle that are hung up in trees for a an early autumn bonfire, and people’s eyes twinkle if they’re happy or if they see someone they love.
…And I love the word “yodel,” specifically if it’s used as a dialogue tag.
“We got food for breakfast!” Dante yodeled, rummaging around in the refrigerator. “I came this close to eating bark and tree sap!”
When I first saw the word “yodel” being used like this for the first time in the 39 Clues series books, I actually laughed so hard that I cried. My brain, for some reason, thinks that it’s the most hilarious thing that you can write.
What are your top three least favorite words?
- Pus, or pustule. Ew.
- Maggots. EW.
- “Daddy,” being used by an adult. DISGUSTANG.
What is the most obscure thing you’ve learned?
I figured out where my unhealthy numbing coping habit came from–
I had read this one book series when I was about 14-15 years old, and this was right after my internet boyfriend dumped me after our first video call because I wasn’t pretty enough for him.
The protagonist of the book I was reading was in situation where the guy she was in a relationship with had to act cold and cruel– (he was a faery, she technically wasn’t)–in order for his family to not hurt her. She took his coldness and harsh words to be sign that he played with her feelings all along, and she made an inner vow with herself that she had to be numb in order to come out of that place alive
I related to the wording of the inner vow SO HARD to where I unknowingly accepted and partnered with a numbing coping mechanism.
Previous to reading the book series, I never struggled with numbing everything out when I had depressive episodes. That’s how I know where I’d picked it up from– and I never probably would’ve figured it out until I came back to read the books when I was older and more mature.
What is the best thing you’ve read for required reading in school?
I grew up homeschooled, and the program that we used for homeschooling didn’t have any required reads.
Parents didn’t have to force me to read, though– I loved books and could (and CAN) finish a hefty 400 page book in a day if we didn’t have any other activities planned.
I think one of the books they asked me to read was Kidnapped by Louis Stevenson, which I remember enjoying, and one book that I haven’t quite finished yet but LOVE is the unabridged and original text, Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
Have you ever started reading a book, and then couldn’t bring yourself to finish it? If so, what book was it, and why couldn’t you finish it?
The ever-so critically acclaimed Lord of the Flies by William Goulding was a book that did that to me, among countless of others that I can’t remember at the moment.
The reason why I didn’t like Lord of the Flies was because it’s one of those slow-build books that I’m not patient enough to sit through to get to the interesting parts… and it made me feel gross. I didn’t like watching the castaway kids degrade to a point of insanity and depraved violence. If I’m going to read, I want something more encouraging, fun, or informational.
What’s your opinion on puppets?
They’re creepy. I’m not really fond of them. The only reason why I tolerate them is because I used to be part of a Sunday school puppet show, and if kids got questions right about the skit we put on, we’d yeet candy at their heads.
Good times. Lots of head injuries.
Which do you enjoy more; sun rises or sun sets?
Both, for different reasons.
I like sun rises because it’s always quiet in the morning at that time, and I know I have more daylight to enjoy– but I like sun sets because it means it’s time to wind down, and I get the still of twilight and the night that comes with it.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Hands down, it’s probably Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kundhardt. That book is falling apart due to how much I loved it growing up.
What are your top three favorite books now?
My top three favorite books are The Iron Fey book series by Julie Kagawa, The Blood of Eden book series by Julie Kagawa, and the Darkness series by Frank Peretti. They’re some of my favorite books/series of all time.
(BONUS ROUND: My favorite author is Julie Kagawa, if you haven’t noticed. She’s a brilliant fantasy author who knows how to write a story that will make you laugh, cry, get angry at the antagonists, fall in love with the main characters, and has written some of my favorite kicking-faces-and-taking-names woman protagonists to date)
New Sunshine questions:
- What’s your favorite beverage flavor that you’ve ever had and why?
- You just created a small shop that sells drinks and small eats. What would your shop sell, and what’s your shop’s aesthetic?
- Have you learned to play instrument? If you had, what is it? If you haven’t, what instrument would you like to learn, and why?
- The city, suburbs, or country side?
- What was your dream job growing up?– where would small 5 or 10 year old you dream of working at or for?
- What do you do when you get stuck in a writer’s or artist’s block?
New Liebster questions:
- What was the most interesting quirk that you ever gave to a character you created?
- What’s your most favorite character from any fandom, book, or movie? Why is it your favorite character?
- Which musician, band, or group would you go spend an entire paycheck on to go see in concert?
- What process do you go through as you’re trying to develop and figure out a character’s brain/thoughts/inner voice?
- What’s your character more likely to do: Help flip bugs over when they’re stuck upside down, and kill someone without a bat of an eye? Or would they be more likely to help people, and squish a bug without mercy?
- Have you ever started reading a book, and then couldn’t bring yourself to finish it? If so, what book was it, and why couldn’t you finish it?
- What’s your 3 favorite words?
- What’s your 3 least favorite words?
- What’s your least favorite character trait? (in real life or otherwise–)
- What’s your favorite character traits? (In real life, or otherwise–)
- What is your FAVORITE character trope of all time that gets you excited when you see it used in stories?
Nominees For Both Tags
R.M. Archer from Scribes and Archers.
Aubrey Campbell from The Librarian’s Bookshelf.
Jethan from Rosedale Arts.
Remi from Whimsically Ally.
Kinsey from Over the Withers.
Gail from A Gail Made A Blog.
Valiant MJ from Eyes Wide Open.
Kenzie from Smudged Thoughts.
Tarva from Introvert Overseas.
Loverofwriting2 from Dear Memoirs.
–And for those of you who I invited! I didn’t call you out specifically because y’all didn’t look like you had this type of content on your blog, but you’re more than welcome to join! Love you!
I hope you all enjoyed this post!
Until next time,