Hello nonexistent readers!
We’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely teaandbeesandthings. Do check out the blog. It’s wonderful and funny.
- Acknowledge the blog who nominated you for this award.
- Answer 11 questions the blogger gave you.
- Give 11 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 11 blogs.
- Notify them.
- Give them 11 questions to answer.
Anyway, on to the questions!
1. If you could say one thing to the you of 2028, what would you say?
Why only one thing? Why not a conversation? And what is considered a thing? Is it an entire conversation? A single word?
For the purposes of answering this question, I will assume that “thing” refers to a single piece of advice. But if so, wouldn’t it make more sense for my future self to give me advice? But doing so might change the future. Unless, of course, the future me also got advice from the future future me when she was young. But that means that I got advice from myself for an infinite number of times and that doesn’t make any sense because who would have given me the advice in the first place?
I would probably say, “Always and forever love mint chocolate chip ice cream.”
2. You have just won the billion dollar lottery. What is the first thing you do?
Scream, probably. In joy, not fear. Then I would buy a ton of trees and land and plant an enchanted forest. If you were wondering what the second or third, or even fourth, things would be, I would buy more books, go to Disney World, and donate to a charity that supports the environment. And buy chocolate.
3. What’s one thing you would change about yourself?
There’s not really much I would change about myself. I am already perfect. But, I do have black hair, and black hair absorbs a lot of heat in the summertime. With slight exaggeration, it gets hot enough to fry an egg. But I like my black hair, so I’d make it so black doesn’t absorb as much heat.
But really, that’s not changing something about myself, that’s more changing a property of the color black.
4. One thing you would never change about yourself?
My inability to sing because that means that (a) I appreciate other people’s songs better and (b) when I sing along to other people’s songs, it annoys my brother a lot.
5. What would you like your last words to be?
This is a rather morbid question.
“Mint chocolate chip has been my one true love.”
6. The best film you’ve ever seen? Why?
I don’t really watch that many movies. Currently, my favorite movie (I’m pretty sure “movie” and “film” are the same things) is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I don’t know why. I just really like it. But the first time I watched it, I hadn’t read the Harry Potter series yet, so I had no idea what was going on and it was my favorite movie anyway.
7. What is one thing you will never get tired of talking about?
Either Six of Crows or Global Warming.
8. Which punctuation mark is your favorite? (Like, ‘!’, ‘.’, ‘?’, etc.)
My favorite punctuation mark is: the colon. I love: using them incorrectly.
They are also: a necessary aspect of emojis.
9. A lie you’ve told someone?
I’m a bad liar.
(I know I used a semi-colon there. *Sigh.* But colons sadly cannot be used to form winking emojis.)
10. Something you wish you knew before that you know now? (Essentially, what would you tell your past self?)
“Don’t waste your time being serious.”
11. You are in a blackened room. You cannot leave. A single spotlight shines on a metal table. A man in a rubber horse mask steps forward and places two things upon it: a lilac washable marker and a plastic, orange Mardi Gras bead necklace. Which one do you pick up? Why?
I probably wouldn’t pick up either. “Never take lilac washable markers or plastic, orange Mardi Gras bead necklaces from a man in a rubber horse mask” is a moral from a well-known cautionary tale that I live by.
But if forced to take one, my choice would depend on the horse-masked man.
If he is the antagonist of this story, then I would take the necklace because that’s a much better item to use as a weapon than the marker because it can be used as a choking device.
If he isn’t the antagonist, then I would take the marker because I generally dislike those beaded necklace things.
11 Random Facts About Myself
- My favorite bands are Imagine Dragons and The Score.
- I have never tried coffee.
- I like to draw.
- If I were contemplating about starting a collection of some sort, I’d probably collect either chapsticks, spools of thread, or mugs with funny quotes.
- I didn’t read Harry Potter until 2017.
- I lack a favorite number or color, although I do prefer some over others.
- I want to grow up to be The Supreme Leader of The Universe. (Everything would be better if everyone always listened to me, anyway.)
- My least favorite motion is that of worms.
- I suck at poetry.
- I love Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.
- The darker the chocolate, the better.
- Jina S. Bazzar
- It’s Just a Restless Feeling
- Wallflower Wife
- All ‘Bout Them Books and Stuff
- Illuminati Gone Wild
- Kelly | Another Book in the Wall
- Noel White
- Megha Bhargava
- Sophia Ismaa Writes
- Erik McManus | Breakeven Books
- If you were suddenly given the power to create your own planet, what would it be like and what creatures would inhabit it?
- You’ve created a new color and you can use other colors to describe it. What do you do? (Like, you can’t say “it’s blue-ish with a touch of yellow” or “it’s the color of sparkly dandelion fluff”)
- Would you rather eat nothing but [insert most hated food item] for the rest of your existence or bathe only in mud for the rest of the year.
- You are making a new signature perfume. What does it smell like?
- You decide to invent a new writing utensil. What does it look like?
- You want to plant a garden, but you are absolutely terrified of worms, what do you do?
- You are at a concert. The band has slept in and missed their flight. Because of this, you are forced to sing on stage in front of a million raging fans, desperate to listen to their favorite band perform and they are stuck with you. They are armed with tomatoes. And you are tone-deaf and the only song you know is “Mary had a Little Lamb.” What do you do?
- What’s your favorite color?
- Write a guide on how to do the thing that you are the most unskilled at.
- You are making a company, but you want to do something creative. What does your company create?
- You get a letter in the mail. It says that you won a raffle that you don’t remember entering. It says you’ve won a million dollars and a miniature pony. All you have to do is go to a warehouse alone in the middle of the night to collect your prize. The letter seems official. What do you do?