Many thanks to Eva at Coffee, Classics, & Craziness for tagging me! (And many apologies for taking so long to get around to posting it, haha.)
The rules for the tag are:
~ Paste the button onto your blog post.
~ Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time!) (Be original and nonsensical in your question-creativity – make the blogging world a cheerful place. And be disastrously random.)
Now for the fun…
~Write down three facts about you – one of them is WRONG. Let your commenters guess in the comments which one is wrong (and tell them in the comments after a while)
~Answer the questions of the person who tagged you – make it all super random and interesting
Three facts about me, but one of them is WRONG? Okay…
1) I am quite short: five feet and almost 2 inches.
2) My favorite Disney movie is The Emperor’s New Groove
3) I read The Lord of the Rings before I read any of the Narnia books.
There now…tell me which one of those is false 😉
And now onto Eva’s questions…
Have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes! I’ve published 9 of my stories on my Fanfiction.net profile. So far I’ve written fanfics based on Man of Steel, Thor, Captain America, The Hunger Games, and Cranford. While my fanfics definitely aren’t my priority (especially while I’m working fast and furious on The Erika Project), I’ve found them to extremely helpful during periods of writer’s block. And if it hadn’t been for a Star Wars fanfic, I would’ve never come up with the idea for The Winderlast Trilogy.
I like to read fanfiction, too, especially on Tuesday evenings after work when I’m too tired to write–though, of course, the trick is finding good clean stories. I tend to park out in the Thor category a lot and catch myself reading way too many fluffy Tasertricks stories for my own good (Good Loki/Darcy is the only non-canon ship that I support and adore). By contrast, the Hunger Games category is generally horrible, although I’ve found a few gems in the mire of atrocious grammar and weird ships.
What color is featured the most in your wardrobe?
Blue. It’s my favorite color, I’m told I look good in it–and thanks to an abundance of denim skirts and shirts, it just sort of happened.
Have you ever visited one (or more) of the Seven Wonders?
Nope. Actually I’m thinking Eva gave this one as a trick question, because out of the original Seven Wonders of the World, only the Pyramids of Giza still exist. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandra have been lost to history.
I applaud your cleverness, Eva 😉
What’s your go-to snack food?
Almonds. By the time I finish my writing for the morning I’m starving, so I’ll grab a few almonds before I make lunch.
How many books do you read, on average, in a week?
I never finish a book in that short amount of time (unless it’s In the Heart of the Sea, and that was a phenomenon the likes of which will probably never be seen again, haha). In accordance with my New Year’s Resolution, however, I’m keeping a record of all the books that I’m reading this year, and so far I’m averaging two books per month. Not too bad.
Least favorite fictional character?
Interesting question. I don’t think this means “which villain do you hate most,” but rather “which character do you dislike the most.”
I really, really don’t like Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities. I mean no offense to those who do like her, I promise! I’ve just never been able to enjoy heroines who do very little to alleviate their difficult situation other than weep, faint, and wring their hands. She’s too Elsie Dinsmore-ish for my taste. I’d much rather have a stern, practical Jane Eyre or an adorkable, feisty Jane Foster.
Phone or face-to-face?
FACE-TO-FACE, FACE-TO-FACE, END OF STORY NO FURTHER REFLECTION ON THIS QUESTION REQUIRED!!!!
Hehe. I have strong opinions on that one, sorry ’bout that. I really don’t like talking on the phone. I can do it if I have to but I’m so much more comfortable having a face-to-face conversation.
Milk or iced tea (sweet tea, if you’re Southern)?
I’m Southern, but I rarely order sweet tea since it’s LOADED with sugar. I’ll just get unsweetened and then add Stevia.
Last thing that made you smile?
Well there are plenty of things that have made me smile recently, but one thing I will mention is the fact that ASDFJKLASDFJKL MY FRIEND RACHEL IS COMING TO SEE ME IN JUNE AND WE ARE SO EXCITED. We live an hour or so apart from each other but have never actually met face-to-face; our friendship has been limited to emails, phone calls, and commenting on each other’s Facebook/Pinterest profiles.
AND NOW SHE’S COMIIIIIIIIING.
(*plops in super-random super-adorable GIF of Super-Wonderful Prince Hal because he is super-important to both of us, okay?*)
Favorite era of history?
1930’s/40’s/World War II is definitely my favorite and has been for as long as I can remember. I enjoy reading about the English Reformation and anything about royal families, too, but World War II and the years leading up to it inspire and fascinate me.
Do you like chocolate?
Umm, yes. Entirely too much.
Top three fandoms?
The Lord of the Rings (my oldest fandom)…
Superheroes (Marvel and DC)…
and Period/Historical Dramas (totally a legit fandom).
And now for my questions…
1) Have YOU ever written any fanfiction? (I thought this was a neat question and would be very interested in reading my friends’ fanfics, if they have any. In fact, if you have a Fanfiction profile and write good clean decent stories, let me know in the comments section even if you weren’t tagged!)
2) Who are your real-life heroes? What do you admire most about them?
3) What is your motto? What statement(s) inspire you in your day-to-day life?
4) What is your most treasured possession?
5) Strawberry cheesecake…or a slice of Devil’s Food cake with a scoop of ice cream?
6) Top three things on your bucket list?
7) If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your thirteen-year-old self?
8) What is your family’s heritage? (English, German, Italian, Jewish, Spanish, etc.)
9) Favorite social media network?
10) Your favorite place in the whole wide world? (This can be something as big as an entire city or as small as a certain corner of a certain room.)
And I shall tag:
My sister Emmy (at her awesome Tumblr blog Tim Drake the Mockingjay)
oooh! I’ll definitely be doing this one. Thanks for tagging me!
And…I’ll guess that the Lord of the Rings/Narnia one is untrue?
You’re welcome! And I shall reveal the false question soon 😉
I thought I was the only person in the world who outright dislikes talking on the telephone. I am so relieved! 🙂
Who’s Jane Foster, by the way? I don’t recognize the name.
Ah-hah-hah-hah, noooooooo, you’re not the only one. I mean, I don’t mind talking to people who know me really well on the telephone (my mom, my grandmother, my close friends)–that’s fine–they know me and so I’m far more relaxed–but IN GENERAL the telephone and I have an uneasy relationship 😛
Jane Foster is the heroine of the Thor movies. She’s an astrophysicist, a total nerd, and a cutie-pie 🙂
let’s weed out the week ones
Oh my word, weak, WEAK.
Also, I got more than that out of your post, but honestly…that was the best part.
HAHA!! Yeah, my mom really got a kick out of “Let’s weed out the weak ones” too. Our family does want to do a marathon SOON…but I don’t think we’ll be pulling an all-nighter to do it 😉
I guessed of your three facts, #2 is false, and I’m pretty sure declaring LoTR your oldest fandom cinches it 😉
But Emperor’s New Groove is amazing.
STAHP WITH THE HIDDLES GIFS, I CAN’T EVEN!!!!
Never actually written fanfic, but my first story was inspired by my Phantom of the Opera fandom. (I was 13, it’s unreadable, but at least it got me started!)
Also, TaserTricks is one of my more favorite new discoveries. Thank you.
EIGHT WEEKS, which is longer than I want it to be, but hey, we can pass the time with fangirling over a certain heartthrob.
Okay, so you think #2 is the false one? One vote for #3, one vote for #2…if I get one more vote, I shall reveal the truth.
HOW CAN YOU ASK ME TO STOP WITH THE HIDDLES GIFS THAT’S LIKE ASKING ME NOT TO BREATHE.
Ooooh, so Phantom was that big of an inspiration for you? Innnnnnteresting. I know what you mean about your old writing being “unreadable.” I’ve looked back on some of my old stories (mostly Lord of the Rings fanfics I wrote when I was 13–I remember how old I was because we were building our house at the time) and I’m always torn between laughing and grimacing. You are welcome with regards to TaserTricks.
Eight weeks will pass very quickly, I hope! But in the meantime, yes–we shall simply continue sending each other Daily Odd Compliments and All Manner of Things Pertaining to the High Lord of British Gentlemanliness 😉
If I say I change my mind and #1 is the false, does that count as the third vote? 😉
THE HIDDLES GIFS ARE WHY I CAN’T BREATHE.
Are you kidding. Are. you. kidding. I was in LOVE with the Phantom. I was Christine. I was AU Meg, drying his tears and reforming his bruised, murderous heart with my winsome love. I read the book, I memorized the songs, I even tried the opera notes in the shower. And then I created a masked hero who lived in a labyrinth under a castle who…slightly tragic backstory, but mostly he was slightly mischievous and flirted with the king’s daughter.
In the immortal words of Our Favorite Person, “Ehehehe.” 😉 😉 😉 Okay, okay, I’ll count it as the third vote. Listen up peeps: the false fact is…NUMBER 3! I did NOT read The Lord of the Rings before I read any of the Narnia books. I actually read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian when I was pretty young, long before I even knew about LOTR.
I sent you another Hiddles GIF this morning, by the way, so take a deep breath and approach it with caution.
And hey, that’s a great idea for a novel! I hope you’ve kept it on hand for future rewrites. You know, now that you’re older and have a better grasp of character and plot development. It could be a great story.
Thank you for tagging me!
of your three “facts” I’m going to guess number 3 is the lie. XD
I dislike calling people on the phone but as soon as they pick up I fall into my cheery secretary state that I used when I worked for my dad’s business. Thankfully I’ve had so much practice I can take charge of almost any phone call and can even make the person on the other end feel better. It’s a nice skill to have. 😀
Can’t wait to answer your tag questions!! 😀
You’re most welcome! I’m looking forward to reading your answers 🙂
And you are exactly right: #3 is the False Fact 😉 I knew about Narnia and read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian long before I even knew LOTR existed. LOTR definitely gave me a love for fantasy literature, though, and I didn’t finish the entire Narnia series until after I became a Ringer.