That title sounds way cooler than the actual post.
*cough* Hello, my minions.
I’ve had a couple of tags floating around in cyberspace for some time now, and with yet another addition to that stack, I thought it high time I did a compile post and shove the brilliant depths of my intellect out into the sunlight for all internet eyes to see.
Welcome, folks, to Tag Monday with Sarah.
…that didn’t sound nearly as epic as I had hoped.
Anyway, our first benefactor today is none other than Hope herself, bringing us the Eclipse Tag. Thankee kindly, m’lady, for bestowing such an honor upon my humble personage.
The rules are as follows:
- Thank the person who nominated you for this tag.
- List the rules so the next nominees will know them.
- Include the ‘Eclipse’ image somewhere in your post.
- Answer the 3 questions, and ask 3 questions for the next people.
- Nominate 3 people, and make sure they find out that they have been nominated.
Let us begin.
What is your favorite month?
Anything that isn’t winter.
What is one of your clearest memories?
Ummm… Probably something really undramatic, like barfing up broccoli cheddar soup as a toddler. Or falling on my face while roller-blading as a four year old and busting my lip open. Or getting a bike.
Getting a bike was a bright day.
What is your least favorite school subject? (PE doesn’t count)
What if I want PE to count?
My least favorite school subject is Physical Education.
Come to think of it, my least favorite school subject is school, in general.
This next tag is from Starling, and it’s a rather interesting one.
- Include the tag image in your post
- Tell a one paragraph short-story based on the theme your nominee gives you
- Give ONE theme for your tagged bloggers to write a story about
- Tag 3 or more people
- Let your nominees know you tagged them
Let it be known that I was not cut out for this sort of theme. *curls her heartless self into a ball and whimpers*
Crying… crying was hard to explain. How could she clarify that it wasn’t sorrow washing her cheeks with tears, and likewise, the smiles that danced upon her mouth weren’t from joy? When her spirit was down and the depths of her soul begged for mercy, her strength rose like a spring sunset and the tears came as healing rain—cleansing the darkness and washing her heart anew. But when she smiled—that was a dangerous thing. When she smiled, it was because the rain had not come. The drought had settled instead. And behind the sunny exterior, her heart was burning up from the fires of a soul that has no relief.
Well that was… dark.
Aaaaand last but not least, I was tagged by Liv—who, by the way, just started her blog, so GO LOOK THAT UP, and be blessed by her gorgeous logo.
- Answer the eleven questions
- Nominate other bloggers
- Ask them eleven more questions
1. What was the last book you read, and did you enjoy it?
If you’ve been following this internet train-wreck for a some time, you may or may not have picked up on my slight (okay, MAJOR) aversion to Tolkien’s book The Silmarillion.
I finished reading it a few weeks ago. And let it be known that this book made it onto my list of Top Ten Favorites. I genuinely have no clue what my problem was before.
Good as in, I haven’t shut up about all those insane, murderous, and ethically incompetent elves for three weeks, and my family has learned all of Middle-Earth’s history by proxy.
And for the record, Beleg didn’t deserve that.
2. Do you have a favorite sport?
Turning pages is rigorous, man.
3. What was the last thing you ate? Did you like it?
I want to say ice-cream so the health nerds can glare at me, but sadly, it was not ice-cream. I’m pretty sure the last thing I ate was a cracker or something. It tasted… crackery.
4. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
Um, stupidity? People, in general? Unhygienic practices, like not covering your mouth when you sneeze?
5. How do you behave in a public setting, or in a place with a lot of people you don’t know well?
Turn up the collar of my trench coat and stare creepily from behind dark glasses.
Or at least, I would, if I actually had those things.
Otherwise, I simply try to exude an aura of ‘cool and aloof’ to avoid the possibility that someone might endeavor to strike up a conversation, whereupon they’d blow my cover and realize I’m just another Average Awkward American.
6. If you were a character in a book, how would you describe yourself to another person?
She was jagged lightning in an open field—a burst of blazing silence and deadly power. Raw, burning, untamed. A calculated mind whirred behind eyes of electricity, but she was dangerous by the very unpredictability of those thoughts. If emotions were like fire, she was ice. If humanity was soft, she was barbed wire. If the world were to burn in the flames of its own stupidity, she would watch it fade with only a shake of her head and a smirk on her lips as she turned back to reading her book.
But after the initial, blinding shock of her cynicism, the crackling intensity was gone, replaced by the empty field and chill of the autumn breeze. And where once had been sharp edges and cold composure, there was only charred grass.
Describing myself to be way cooler than I actually am is a hobby of mine.
7. What is your dream life?
To live up in the mountains somewhere and become a hermit.
8. Who are some of your favorite music artists?
When people ask me this, all I usually end up doing is staring blankly, saying, “Music? I don’t listen to music,” and then dumping a bunch of Audiomachine on them.
I mean, seriously.
9. What aspect of blogging do you enjoy the most?
Making fun of the world.
And, you know, connecting with people and bringing joy to their Thursdays.
But mostly making fun of the world.
10. Do you prefer being with people or keeping to yourself more?
Depends on your definition of “people”. If I know them, then yes, let me at ’em. If I don’t know them…
*dives across the room and hides under the couch*
11. What part of writing do you struggle with the most?
Uh… ALL OF IT?
Technically speaking, there isn’t one particular area I struggle extensively with; I’ve had countless problems with certain characters and points in my plot, but never a specific area of writing—like, say, show-don’t-tell—that I just couldn’t figure out no matter how long I busted my brain.
I think my biggest challenge isn’t related to a writing principle at all, but keeping up an optimistic attitude and trusting God with the outcome of my stories. I have a tendency to worry that the grand, thematic epics I see in my head will fall flat when translated to paper, because I don’t have the capacity to tell them right. I’m constantly battling my brain to remember that if God wants to touch people with my writing, He’ll do it, regardless of how good of a writer I actually am.
It’s tough stuff. Hopefully, I’ll get there eventually. He’s teaching me a lot of things about real life through this stupid book of mine, so that’s gotta count for something.
So… YAY! There it is. I’m not going to tag anyone else (mostly because I don’t feel like scrounging up 11 people…) but if anyone wants to do one of these tags, feel free to reuse the questions.
Happy Monday, guys, and see you all on Thursday!
*flounces out like a bolt of lightning*