Sunday, July 29, 2012

Liebster Award!

Shell from over at Kitty and Buck was sweet enough to nominate me for a Liebster award recently! Needless to say it put a ridiculously huge grin on my face.

If you don't know what a Liebster award is, let me quickly explain.  It's a blogging award that is given to upcoming bloggers (under 200 followers.) Other bloggers can nominate you for it and leave you a list of questions to answer on your own blog. You answer the questions as well as list 11 facts about yourself, link it to the person who nominated you, and then link (and nominate) 11 other bloggers! Neat, right? I think it's pretty awesome personally and I'm thrilled to have an chance (and excuse, haha) to share more about myself with you all. 

So here we go!

  1. I am almost done with college and have been majoring in English Lit. Yes, really. Call it useless all you want, but I have a deep fondest for books and a knack for analyzing literature. Book nerd to the max!
  2. Me and my boyfriend have 4 pets total -a cat (Eli), hedgehog (Lucy), and two rats (Senna & Aerith.)
  3. I have lived in New England my entire life but I have a serious wanderlust itch. I want to travel the world by whatever means necessary.
  4. I usually try not to match my socks. I pair an ankle sock with another ankle sock but after that it's a free for all. I also don't own a single pair of white socks -bright colours and patterns are way more fun.
  5. I had a pony when I was a little girl. Well, more like a miniature horse, but still! I used to live with my grandparents and my grandmother had horses so when I was about 3 or 4 I got a miniature horse of my very own. She was blind in one eye and her name was Buffy. I used to share my donuts with her.
  6. I am a really big Harry Potter fan. I have read all the books multiple times, watched the movies all within opening weekend (three midnight premieres!) and have written copious amounts of fanfiction for it. Oh yeah, I'm that bad. No regrets!
  7. I have a coffee and tea addiction. I love them both so much. My day does not officially start until I've had a cup of coffee and my tea cabinet is a little out of hand.
  8. I really want dreads. I think they're absolutely gorgeous and I'm just waiting for my hair to grow out more before I get some of my very own.
  9. I have three facial piercings -lip, septum, and a regular nose piercing. The lip piercing didn't hurt at all but I did have to drink through a straw for a few weeks. My septum probably hurt the worst, mostly because they put a clamp on the web inside your nose to loosen up the skin before they even stick the needle in. It definitely didn't help with the pain.
  10. I really love Monster High dolls. I don't care if you judge me for it, haha.
  11. I love for my house to smell like candles and incense. To me there is no better soothing smell. Especially earthy scents like musk, patchouli, and sandalwood.

1. Would you rather explore deep space or the deep ocean?
Tough decision! I'd have to go with the deep ocean though. As cool as space is, I am completely fascinated with the Earth and nature. 

2. If you could be any character in a movie, who would you be? Why?
Luna Lovegood! I just love her whole attitude and all the fun clothes she wears. I try not to care what other people think, but even I am not at her level with it. 

3. Which blog do you read first every day?
To be honest I read things in order the way they come up on my blogger dashboard.

4. Skirts or pants?
Oh what a choice! I love both so much. I'll go with skirts though, simply because then you get the option to wear tights and I have a serious love for tights.

5. Name 5 people from any time past or present who you'd invite to a dinner party.
Emilie Autumn, Evanna Lynch, William Blake, Queen Tomyris, and Marie Antoinette. That would be a seriously wonderful and crazy interesting dinner party!

6. What is your dream holiday destination?
I want to go so many places that picking one is really difficult! I'm going to go with either Greece or Egypt.

7. What is your favourite book and/or film?
I have a lot! 
Favourite books include: Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, The Hunger Games, Anita Blake series, Oryx and Crake, 1984, Interview with the Vampire, Dracula, The Picture of Dorian Grey.
Favourite movies include: 10 Things I Hate About You, Thor, Underworld, Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire, Grease, Pretty in Pink, Beetlejuice

8. Tell me one of your dreams (a nighttime one, you know, that you have when you're asleep)
I have a really hard time remembering my dreams to be honest. But when I was 5 I remember having a terrifying dream about a vampire trying to stuff me in an oven. I had no idea that vampires sucked blood so that's what my child-brain substituted for torture, haha.

9. Who was your first crush on? (mine was Astro Boy, then David Bowie - bonus answers from me!)
Christina Ricci. Between her in The Addams Family and then in Casper I fell in love. 

10. If you had to choose one food to eat for the rest of life, what would it be?
Hmmm... I would have to go with bananas.

11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A published novelist!

Let's see... 11 awesome people I want to know more about? Piece of cake! I'm not sure they all fall in the category of under 200 followers, but that's okay. I'm sure no one minds if I bend the rules a tiny bit.

1. Marissa of Moon Daughter
2. Amanda of Dragonflight Dreams
5. Katelyn of Gypsy Moth Sol
6. Rachel at Rachel Arielle
7. Magda from Mute the Silence
8. Charlie from Polka Dots Are Love
9. Magen of Crumpled Fantasies
10. Juli of Dear Sweetlings

  1. Did you have any pets growing up? What were they, what were their names?
  2. What is your favourite summertime activity? Are you a beach gal or more of a site for hours in the ac type?
  3. Do you collect anything? What do you collect and for how long? (bonus non-existent points for pictures!)
  4. If you could keep any animal for a pet (without worrying for your life) what would you get. (I would definitely want a tiger personally.)
  5. What would be your ideal life? (Job, Location, etc)
  6. What kind of phone do you have? Is is a fancy smart phone or something else? Do you like it or not?
  7. What kind of relationship do you have with your family? Are you super-close or the only-see-you-on-the-holidays type?
  8. Best concert you've ever been to? (Mine was Emilie Autumn, by far!)
  9. Tea or coffee? Or are you a sucker for both? Or none? (I can't imagine not liking either personally.)
  10. What was your favourite tv show/movie as a kid? (Anyone else love The Addams Family and Beetlejuice, or was I the only 5 year old into that?)
  11. What are your favourite internet haunts? (Tumblr, Facebook, etc)

I can't wait to read everyone's answers! Hope everyone is having a lovely day!
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  1. Hello for here too, i will find some time and repost it!! Thank you soooo much for the nomination dear :D

  2. Yay! Great answers, I love, love Beetlejuice too! And my local 'park' in London, where I used to play frisbee, was a graveyard and it actually had William Blake's headstone located on the grounds

    1. That's so awesome! I took an entire class dedicated to him last semester. He was crazy xD But in a really awesome kind of way, haha

  3. So I cant help but notice that you're a huge HP fan like myself... I LOVE finding people who can fangirl as hard as/better than myself.

    And I also see that you're a fanfiction writer and I'm a fanfiction reader (a perfect pair), I would LOVE a link to your stuff. Especially since you study writing, I can trust that yours will be much easier to read than some of the crap you can stumble across in our beautiful little HP world :)

    1. HP fans FTW! Haha, yeah, I love my hp fanfiction. I really need to write some more. My link is:


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