Well what do you know. I’ve been tagged.
Tremendous thanks, hand shaking, and purple glitter go to the amazing Kate Flournoy of The Inky Notebook, along with strong encouragement for my peeps to go check out her blog, because it’s pretty cool. (And SO BEAUTIFUL, oh my goodness. What’s with these people and their beautiful blogs? I can’t compete, man.)
Kate… *shakes your hand* If at any point in time, my answers happen to look like yours, I can only attribute it to the fact that you obviously must be brilliant. Great minds think alike, you know.
1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone to ask me this…
*diabolical smile slowly spreads as I pull you close and whisper in your ear*
2. What sort of things make you laugh?
Hey, you asked.
Okay, okay, fine. Literally EVERYTHING makes me laugh (no joke), but to pick out a few things… One-liners make me laugh. People tripping. Humanity being dumb. Myself being dumber. My mother being… herself, in general, which is a marvelous thing, to say the least.
3. If you had to live in a time period different than the present, which would you choose, and where?
Let’s be clear: The Regency Era (AKA the time of Jane Austen) was the greatest period of history to ever be invented. NOBODY DID ANYTHING ALL DAY LONG! It’s wonderful.
Plus, they had some pretty cool clothes. Just sayin’.
4. What’s your favorite instrument?
Those flute things the elves play in Rivendell.
I don’t know what it is, but I like it.
And cellos. Cellos are nice.
5. How would you react if somebody replied with “K”?
Uh… I’ve never had reason to contemplate this.
6. If you were stuck on a deserted island and you could only bring one thing, what would it be, and why?
I would bring a boat. For obvious reasons.
7. If you had to choose between being a ninja or a superhero, which one would you pick?
The idea of slinking around in the shadows while everyone else is totally clueless that a vague and threatening presence is sneaking up on them sounds very enticing to me, so we’re going to go with ninja.
8. If you could have dinner with any 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be?
Every sarcastic character ever.
Lessee… Gandalf (we would bond over a mutual disgust for the stupidity of humans), Obi-Wan Kenobi (equally mutual disgust, and a lovely competition for the most snarky, fed-up wisecrack), and Captain America (he doesn’t need to have sarcasm, because DUH, he’s Captain America).
And Edmund Pevensie (AKA King of the Single Eyebrow Lift). And Galadriel, obviously, because it’s been too long since I’ve seen myself. And maybe Effie Trinket, because I really want to ask her how she balances in those heels.
And that’s way more than three. I’m sorry.
(You were expecting me to mention some villain, weren’t you. Look, I prefer to not get stabbed with a steak knife, thank you very much.)
(Except maybe by Loki. I think Loki and I would get along quite well.)
(Yep, we’re adding Loki to the list.)
9. Is there a hobby/skill that you’ve always wanted to try but never did?
Archery. One day, guys, one day.
10. What’s the worst (or best, depending how you look at it) pun you can think of?
This is a question for my father, not me. That man could make a pun out of… horrible pun material.
(And a point goes to Sarah for her stellar metaphors.)
Okay. Fair warning, this is horribly lame (aren’t all puns?) but it’s literally the only thing I can think of that happened recently. You know during the Battle of Helmsdeep, when Aragorn and Gimli are stuck outside the Keep, fending off orcs while the gate’s being fortified? (Typical Theoden… “Aragorn! Get out of there!” as he proceeds to close the gate and seal up literally the only way out of there.) When Legolas, situated on top of the wall, throws a rope down and single-handedly pulls them both up, I, at some point in my life, chanced to make the remark, “Man, it really pays to have friends in high places.”
At the time, I was only thinking about the fact that Legolas is an elf, much classier than a mortal, and infinitely stronger. So obviously, he’s much higher in the social realm than, say, the greasy-haired, human Aragorn.
I kid you not, I never considered the fact that he was standing on top of a wall.
11. Think of a person. What song do you associate with them?
*haughty sniff* I don’t associate songs with people.
(AKA my mind is suddenly going blank. Come back later.)
Yup. There it is. Now the time has come to STEP FORTH, brave friends, because I tag…
Actually, I don’t know any bloggers.
*sigh* This is why I never get tagged.
So basically, I’m gonna use the losers’ way out and say I TAG EVERYONE!!! (And Abby Franklin at 360* Writing and Bethia Lark at Reflections on Glass because GUYS, I just realized that I actually DO know bloggers! How exhilarating.)
Go forth and conquer.
(And tell me what YOU would pick to be stuck on a deserted island with, because that’s obviously an everyday occurrence and should be properly prepared for.)
(This is also why I never get tagged. I spend too much time making fun of other people’s questions.)