Hello beans! I am finally doing it.
After much procrastinating and putting off.
I’M DOING THE LOBSTER AWARD (finally).
It’s kind of a rite of passage, I feel, to do the
Liebster Lobster Award. Every blog I’ve ever seen has done it, and I’ve put it off for forever. *facepalm* It’s about time I pulled up my big girl pants and did this award.
HUGE thanks to E. K. Seaver for tagging me! I was not expecting to see that in my WordPress notifications, and it brightened my day!
I don’t do tags very often (because I mostly find them a chore to write, and I worry that my followers will bore of them quickly), but I really liked E.K.’s questions, and they just got me feeling creative.
The rules, of course:
Give a thanks to the blogger who has nominated you (thank you, Grace!)
Answer the eleven questions he/she has asked
Nominate eleven more bloggers for the award
Make sure that they know you have nominated them
Ask your eleven nominated bloggers eleven questions
And now, we begin!
- What is the hardest part about writing for you?
not gonna lie everything’s been hard about writing lately
But for real, the hardest part is probably editing and coming up with original plot ideas. Editing can be so tedious and dull when all my brain wants to do is think up new story ideas, and it’s always a struggle for me to think up a plot that goes with all the characters I made up.
I’m probably making it harder on myself by trying to make the plot fit the previously created characters.
But once I tried to make characters that fit a plot, and I tried it for a grand total of two minutes before I decided I was not going to do that again.
It sometimes ends up making my story process a little more time consuming, but I really like and how alive and unique the characters end up becoming, so I’d say it’s worth it.
2. How much sleep do you get on average?
It’s been a long time since I thought about my sleep in this way. I think about 7 hours on the week days, and an embarrassingly long time on weekends. (I’m tired by the time Saturday rolls around)
3. What is your favorite quote? Why?
This one is so hard because I’m such a sap for quotes. I’m not even sure where to pick from. My favorite author? The Bible? Someone in my family? Random person who said something cool?
I guess I REALLY love this quote by C. S. Lewis:
“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”C. S. Lewis
It always gets me a little choked up whenever I read it.
4. What’s your MBTI, Ennegram, and Hogwarts House?
As I think I already discussed, I am (I think) an INFP. I’m not exactly proud of that fact, as INFPs are stereotyped as being whimsical, creative crybabies who don’t do anything but daydream and eat food. (And sadly, I can’t debunk that claim.)
I want to say I may be a Type Two on the Ennegram thing, but I don’t really know a lot about the Ennegram, so that’s kind of just a vague memory.
I have not taken the Hogwarts House test, but from everything I’ve seen floating around on the Internet about this I would guess I’d be a Gryffindor.
(but now I’m doubting myself, because when I went to check my spelling of Gryffindor on Google and it said that people who have courage, chivalry, and determination are usually in this category. PFFFTTT well now I don’t know anymore)
(i just wasn’t sure because according to the Internet, this is each one’s each one’s personality assignments:
Gryffindor: cool person i guess
Slytherin: spawn of satan
Ravenclaw: the extra placeholder
i didn’t know what to pick…..)
5. What is something that can make you laugh ever time you read it?
The scene where Dex and Keefe have to share a luferator in Neverseen by Shannon Messenger. It really hearkens back to the golden age of KOTLC, where the series was truly at its best. The gang having some wholesome interactions and moments bonding together (other than just Sophie and her love triangle) is just a moment that makes me smile and laugh at the same time.
6. What’s the weirdest dream you’ve had?
I mostly forget my dreams, just kind of remembering that they were weird, but that’s it.
I have a reoccurring dream of not being strapped in properly on roller coasters and then have to hang on with my fingertips with my body flying out behind me like Superman. I really enjoy riding roller coasters (it’s one of my hobbies), but that is always something I fear, and I guess my dreams are kind of revealing of that.
7. What is your sense of humor? (Share with us something you find funny)
Are you beans sure you want to see something I really think is funny?
Not gonna lie, my real sense of humor is ridiculous.
i snickered the entire time i looked around to find these
I don’t know. Maybe this humor appeals to a lot of people. My parents always look slightly concerned when I laugh hysterically at these sorts of things. You beans let me know in the comments if this is funny to YOU or not!
8. What is something you do that you get annoyed with yourself about?
Haha. This will be easy.
But in all seriousness, it would probably be that I’m a lazy perfectionist. Meaning that I have very little motivation, and I would be very happy to just lay around all day, but I must have everything perfect when I do my work, which leads to an even lower motivation level than usual.
I would think that would probably be one of my least favorite attributes about myself. *cries in self destruction*
Whew. That was not easy to say.
9. Fight or flight? Why?
Hmm. I’ve never thought about being able to choose between the two.
It kind of depends for me. Sometimes when I’m scared I run really fast and try to outrun the thing that’s frightening me (usually a bee or something ridiculous like that). But other times, when I’m in real danger, I freeze and it’s almost like my brain tells me it’s a bad idea to try to run from the thing, because it would probably catch me. (because I may or may not be the most, ahem, athletic bean in the world) Then it seems like I gear up to start fighting. But that has happened so little times in my life, that even that’s more just guessing than anything.
10. Would you rather remain locked in a cozy room with good snacks and a computer for the rest of your life or be at a party with tons of people and loud music and good food and a notebook and pencil for the rest of your life?
That first choice is for me, no doubt about it. I get a computer AND good snacks? AND you threw in the bonus of making the room cozy? With good snacks and a computer I’d be good sitting in a concrete room.
I like being with friends and family and celebrating, and loud music is awesome, but I need to be quiet and alone after a while. Not being able to ever do that again gives me shivers.
(and also writing with a notebook and pencil? I know a lot of writers love that, but ew.)
11. What is your greatest fear?
Wow. That got deep fast.
There’s a few that would all have a safe spot at the top, but I’d say my characters coming to life and then finding out what I did to them is pretty high up on the list.
Not saying anything I did to them right now, but let’s just say you’d never hear from me again if they somehow entered Earth. Either they caught me first or I dropped my identity to live as an anonymous goat in the Swiss Alps.
Aaaaaaaand that wraps up the Lobster Award! Every blogger I know has done this award (and I’m not sure if people liked being tagged in this or not) (I enjoyed being tagged in this though, the questions were excellent, and it’s been a while since I enjoyed doing a blog post this much), so I won’t be tagging anyone, but I will leave questions JUST in case someone wants to.
(but SHOULD you choose to do this, PLEASE link me back or comment on my blog saying you answered the questions. I really want to see peoples’ answers to these.)
- If you’re a writer, tell me about your main character. If you’re not a writer, tell about your favorite main character from a book you’ve read.
- Which one is better: The 1960’s Grinch cartoon, the live action Jim Carrey movie, or the Dreamworks one from 2018?
- If we see water but not air, can fish see air but not water?
- Who’s your favorite fictional animal sidekick?
- Who is a better Disney Princess: Jasmine or Belle?
- Legolas or Aragorn?
- Favorite fantasy trope and least favorite fantasy trope?
- Does ketchup belong on hotdogs?
- Favorite fictional wholesome moment?
- Do you enjoy Disney Channel movies? If so, which ones do you like?
- Who is the best Pevensie sibling and why?
Talk to me in the comments, beans! Do you like reading blog tags? Do you like being tagged, or does it just feel like an obligation? What would you do if your characters came to life? How would they react to finding out how you ruined their life?