Liebster Award?!

FIRST OFF: Thanks so much for 112 followers! I’ve had so much fun with this blog and hope to connect with more people in the future.

Thanks so much to Remants of Wit this award! Please check out her blog–it lives up to its name. I especially recommend her if you like reading/writing (which you probably do, if you’re a blogger!).

RULES:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 blogs (with under 200 followers).

5. Notify these blogs of the nomination.

6. Give them 11 questions to answer. 
WHOOP WHOOP, HUR WEH GERRRR

11 Random Facts About Me!!

1. I’m a dog person.

2. I had nightmares about dead pet fish for several years.

3. I wrote a newspaper about pretzels in elementary. I thought it was hilarious.

4. I used to like York peppermint patties, but ever since I heard someone comment that they taste like toothpaste, I can’t quite recover.

5. I eat way too much pasta.

6. Sometimes I point out where Genoa is on a map to my seven-year-old brother so I can feel smart.

7. I am recently obsessed with the musical Hamilton.

8. (Whispers) I’m aro-ace. Which makes it dang hard to enjoy a good romance novel.

9. Rapunzel is my favorite Disney princess.

10. My favorite color is turquoise.

11. My ultimate life goal is to become a meme.
11 Questions from Remnants of Wit!!

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?

1. I hate waterfowl. Loathe waterfowl. I’d take 100 duck-sized horses in a heartbeat. 

What is the last book you read that made you cry?

2. Like, ugly-cry? The Book Thief. I’m still dying inside from that book.

What is an achievement you’re proud of?

3. Not giving up writing. I believe I have mentioned before that I am a smol, fragile little egg, and comments like “this manuscript isn’t worth my time” from a crappy critique partner stick with me. I’m so, so glad that I pushed through the bad years, and I allow myself to be at least a little proud that I made it.

Cake or pie?

4. Depends. Cakes can be dry, pies can be suspicious. If given the choice, I’d probably play it safe and choose cake.

What’s your favorite pizza topping?

5. Pepperoni, or barbeque chicken and (cue evil laughter) PINEAPPLE

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

6. One thing? XD I’d really like to drop the social anxiety. I feel like I missed out on sooooo many good friendships. Although… I’ve always wanted to be a ninja… or a pirate… I love pirates so much…

If you could ride any dinosaur (and it wouldn’t try to eat you), what dinosaur would you choose?

7. PTERODACTYL. Tbh, I’m still in the Magic Tree House fandom, and Jack and Annie got to ride a Pterodactyl… dude, I missed out on so many great childhood experiences.

Tell us about something you did that was really dumb.

8. (Delirious laughter) Okay. Okay. Um… So there was this time in fourth grade when I signed up to sing a solo for a class play. We practiced with the CD during all the rehearsals except for the last two, during which we used piano (at a different tempo), and—WHY, GOOD MORNING, SOCIAL ANXIETY—I kid you not. I sang well enough with the CD, but when we switched to piano, something in my brain just went NOPE, and after I sang the first word, I froze. And stared. And died. Prepubescent panic attack. I cried after every rehearsal. Why didn’t the teachers take me from the part? No frikkin’ idea, because the same thing happened at the play. In front of all the elementary plus some parents, which to a fourth-grader, was the entire world. Yay school.

Why did you start your blog?

9. Partially because I need one—ya know, emerging writing junk. Partially because I love talking to people online. I don’t get to talk to many people in real life.

Do you consider yourself to be organized?

10. Erm. Tough question. I want to be organized, but then anxiety is like, “Dude, you can’t handle that. If you get organized, you’ll realize how much you have to do, and then you’ll panic.” You can imagine how that works out.

Do you tend to overthink things?

11. Sometimes I do, and then sometimes I go SYSTEM ERROR. BRAIN OVERLOAD. SHUTTING DOWN IN 3…2…1… my, my, quite unfortunate that I missed the deadline for my term paper, isn’t it, old chap? Care for a spot of tea?
My nominations!!!

Unboxed Minds

Summer Teel

Miles of Pages

The Bipolar Architect

Sylvia Jo

Blog of a College Writer

Thoughts explored 

The moon

Elizabeth Doherty

Walt’s Writings

Nature Art

And my questions for you:

1. What’s an interesting place you’ve been?

2. Strange childhood obsession?

3. Favorite book genre?

4. If given the chance to be immortal, would you take it?

5. Can you whistle?

6. Was there ever a time you preferred the movie to the book?

7. Do you have any pets?

8. If you could have another ability, what would it be?

9. What place do you want to live the most (real or fictional)?

10. Favorite Disney movie?

11. What is the best thing ever, in your opinion?

Mystery Blogger Award!!

A huge thank you to Shatter the Fourth Wall nominating me for the mystery blogger award!! Please do check out her blog. She has something against pineapple on pizza, but she is rather witty and her posts are as deep as they are a pleasure to read.

Okoto Enigma created this award. Check out her blog as well 🙂

So I’m supposed to tell three things about myself (chugs three Dr. Peppers and crushes the aluminum cans in my iron grip). HERE WE GO.

1. Hello. My name is Lilly. Two l’s in the middle. I am seventeen years old and very pale. I’m from Mississippi, USA, a state which continually makes the list for both the poorest and the fattest place in America. Go figure.

2. I own a 15-string Renaissance lute but no television. I can do overtones (sing more than one note at a time), but I can’t whistle. I recieved the class award for Latin I, Latin II, and Spanish I, and I studied French, Italian, Cherokee, and American Sign Language on my own for fun, but I still only know English. I have a sword and a dagger and have read the A-Z of Punishment and Torture (great read, btw) but am scared of needles. I want to study abroad and travel the world, but I have two types of anxiety that make me want to projectile vomit when someone asks if I want to hang out. I can hula-hoop, jump on a pogo stick, spin a basketball on my finger, and do some freakin’ insane tricks with a yo-yo, yet I still remain in the top five least athletic people in my class.

Yay me.

3. I can obsess/fangirl over anything. I also stalk fandoms. I have the rare ability to remain undetected within a fandom even if I’ve never read the book or watched the show.

So now for the questions!! Are you ready? Because I’m not. I’m never ready.

1. What made you start your first blog?

Well, I didn’t want to start a blog. I dislike talking and I obsess over everything I say. Unfortunately, a blog is something that a writer must have if he or she wishes to… idk. Platform stuff. Blog. Yay.

Not gonna lie, though… it’s actually been pretty fun. Y’all are terrific.

Y’all. Why does that word exist. Sounds like an obscure type of pasta.

2. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Ah… I would say thin air, but there isn’t much of that to go around in the Deep South. My novel idea came from a dream I had where there was lots of running and fires and dead people and I was like, dude. This is kinda cool. So I wrote 300 pages.

That’s thin air.

I also think it’s intriguing how much suffering a human being can take. Physical, mental, emotional, whatever, until they either break or heal. I like exploring that. Seeing how these characters I create react to it. How they lift each other up even when their own suffering is incredible.

The human experience is fantastic. Not saying that in a good or bad way. It’s just fantastic, and if I can’t experience everything myself, I’m going to write about it so I can experience it through someone else’s eyes.

3. Do you trust anyone with your life–who and why?

I guess my parents. I feel like this question could go deeper–who would I trust with my emotional life, etc.–but I’ll leave it at that 🙂 I’ve had too much Honors English this year.

4. What/who is something you deem underrated–this can be an object, artist, experiences, etc.

Unequivocally Maximilien Robespierre. He deserves a place with the greatest evil masterminds of history. Instead, he’s stuck sitting beside his heap of guillotined heads and de-Christianized calenders, gazing up at what could’ve been while high school students write papers about Hitler and John Wilkes Booth.

Bitter.

5. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

“You are so unashamedly you.

It’s not even true most of the time. The truth is that I’m weird, and sometimes I let that slip XD But I’m glad I came across as genuine to somebody. Hit me right in the heart that I may or may not have.
And now… with great pleasure, I nominate the following for the mystery blogger award!

betheredragons.wordpress.com

waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com

jillmillwardartwork.com

adultingwithcoffee.com

flash-365.com

shivashishspeaks.wordpress.com

makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com

doodlewash.com

HERE ARE THE RULES FOR THIS AWARD:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award (Okoto Enigma) and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate roughly 10 – 20 people for this award.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  • Ask your nominees five questions.

HERE ARE MY FIVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

  • What do you love more than anything else?
  • Have you ever done something that you thought you would regret but didn’t/vice-versa?
  • What is your opinion on ladybugs?
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  • Is there something you wished you liked but don’t? E.g., you wish you enjoyed eating new foods, but you don’t.

Thanks again for the nomination! Also for the feedback I’ve been getting on my blog. It’s fun to sit behind a screen and pretend that I have something to say.

Until next time!

-L