Thursday, September 19, 2013

Scurvy Sherlock and the Piratey Scandal in Belgravia

Avast! It be that time o' year again, methinks! Aye, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Don't forget to use yer "savvys" and yer "yo ho ho's" today! Thinkin' o' last year, we be doin' another script 'ere to celebrate! This time we 'ave from BBC's Sherlock, Buckingham Palace: Pirate Edition!

(Long Jawn Silver enters to see Scurvy Sherlock sitting wearing only a sail wrapped around his body. He shrugs and sits down beside him.)

Long Jawn Silver: Ye be wearing knickers?

Scurvy Sherlock: Nay.

(They are silent, then start giggling.)

Long Jawn Silver: At Buccaneer Palace, fine. Arrr, I be fightin' an urge to commandeer an ashtray. What be we a'doin' here, Scurvy Sherlock? Mayhaps 'ere to see a bonny lass?

(First Mate Mycroft enters.)

Scurvy Sherlock: Aye, that be true!

First Mate Mycroft: Just once, can't ye scallywags act piratey?

Long Jawn Silver: Arr, we sails the high seas, I keep me log, 'e forgets his knickers. I wouldn't have a prayer, laddie.

Scurvy Sherlock: I be in the middle of pillage, First Mate Mycroft!

First Mate Mycroft: There be little booty, ye must've known.

Scurvy Sherlock: Aye, crystal clear.

First Mate Mycroft: Then ye need a new pillage.

(Picks up clothes from table.)

First Mate Mycroft: We be in Buccaneer Palace, the heart of the Brethren Court. Scurvy Sherlock, put yer breeches on!

Scurvy Sherlock: Belay that.

First Mate Mycroft: But yer client?

Scurvy Sherlock: Who be that?

Quartermaster (entering): I 'ave to tell, ye, 'e be anonymous.

First Mate Mycroft: Arrg, I apologize fer me wee brother.

Quartermaster: A right bilge rat, I assume. And ye must be Long Jawn Silver, former captain o' the HMS Shire.

Long Jawn Silver: Ahoy, aye.

Quartermaster: And Scurvy Sherlock. Ye look taller on yer wanted posters.

Scurvy Sherlock: Aye, by keepin' me good hat and me short matey. (He glances at Long Jawn Silver and turns back to First Mate Mycroft.) Yarr Mycroft, I need to know me clients. No landlubber be hiring me. Gangway!

(Scurvy Sherlock walks away but Fist Mate Mycroft steps on his sail, keeping him from leaving.)

First Mate Mycroft: This be vital to the Brethren Court! Grow up!

Scurvy Sherlock: Get off me sail!

First Mate Mycroft: Or what?

Scurvy Sherlock: I sail without it.

First Mate Mycroft: I'll let ye.

Long Jawn Silver: Arr mateys, there be a time and a place.

Scurvy Sherlock: Who is me client?

First Mate Mycroft: Use yer head, figure it out. Now blimey! Put yer clothes on!

The Sherlock screens be from here and Scurvy Sherlock's hat from here. Thanks for reading mateys, and fair winds to you lot!

First Mate Mycroft via twitter

Friday, August 30, 2013

Favorite Movies

A looong time ago, Vellvin tagged me in a favorite movies tag that James started!

The rules:
1: List favorite movies (in any format that you like and the movies do not have to be in order).
2: Post my video tribute (above) somewhere in your post.
3: "Tag" other bloggers (optional). (I won't tag anyone but take this if you want to do a similar post!)

Here is James' fantastic video tribute:

And my favorite movies...
 The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit 
Rather obvious if you look at my blog, The Lord of the Rings films are pretty much my all-time favorites. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (and likely the others) included. Fellowship of the Ring is first, probably followed by The Two Towers, then Return of the King. Hard to compare The Hobbit to those, so I'll just say that I loved that too. The Lord of the Rings books and movies just...I don't know, they mean a lot and it's something I can always go back to. Lovable, heroic characters, magnificent places, beautiful music, just everything.

Star Wars
If you've followed me for any length of time this is probably just as obvious. A bit harder to pick favorites here - for the original trilogy it's Return of the Jedi and prequels it's The Phantom Menace or Revenge of the Sith. Again, great characters, stories, and a amazing, extensive universe.

Pirates of the Caribbean
I was super obsessed with PotC for a while and still love these movies. At World's End might be my favorite, but I do love the first two as well (four was okay and though it wasn't my favorite it's still nice to have more movies). One of my favorite PotC related memories is the evening the AWE trailer was going to come out. It would be released at midnight which at the time was too late for us, but this scene from the movie was posted earlier in the evening. We proceeded to watch it maybe 13 times and memorize it. It's probably my favorite scene in all four movies.

The Sound of Music
This is a great feel-good movie for me. I love musicals and this is one of my favorites. Julie Andrews wins all the awards and the story and setting is just so awesome. I mean, Catholics, singing, and just before World War II? Not sure it can get much better.

Those are probably my top choices for movies. Others I've enjoyed a lot include a few Marvel movies, several Disney movies, Indiana Jones, what I've seen of Harry Potter (if anyone is interested, here is a great essay on Harry Potter and Christianity!) and a few others.

So there you go! Thanks again Vellvin, and thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

N-Z Randomness

Continuing my post from before, here are more bits for each letter. A bit Doctor Who heavy, sorry about that. Whoops here come all the hard letters...

N. Nice hobbit - Gollum's blog, Riddles in the Dark is still going strong, though I may have to change the posting schedule soon. Thank you to those who followed and commented, and if you haven't please take a look!

O. Oldish music - I got the Kit Kittredge movie soundtrack from the library the other day and that style of music just makes me so happy. Same with The Music Man - I'll listen to Lida Rose or Sincere and be filled with feelings of I-can't-that-harmonizing-is-just-beautiful. Some really sweet love songs too.

P. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney is going to be brought to North America and Europe and I am super psyched! I expected it to come but we waited a looong time for an announcement, so that was a really exciting surprise and it's nice to know for sure now. They had a cool presentation for it too and it's just all around exciting.

Oh and also, Pizza.

I'm sorry. But not sorry enough to not post it.
Q. Queen Victoria - I've enjoyed rewatching part of Doctor Who season 2 (including Tooth and Claw with Queen Victoria and School Reunion, which is one of my new favorites) with my brother and a couple friends, who were all seeing these episodes for the first time.

R. Radagast - my brother will tell you, whenever we play the Lord of the Rings alphabet game, I will use Radagast for R. Just one of those things I'm stuck on. But on the subject of rewatching things, we watched The Hobbit the other day, which was a lot of fun. Radagast is awesome, and it's cool to know he's the seventh Doctor. And my appreciation for Martin Freeman's acting keeps growing.

S. School - is starting very soon. Got my textbooks recently and trying to get a few more fun things done before it starts. Hopefully it won't completely take over my life this semester, but we'll see. I'm doing liberal arts math, world religion, music theory, and child development - should be fairly interesting!

T. Trip - a couple weeks ago we went to visit family and had a nice trip. On the plane trip home the clouds were really cool and I got a little obsessive with picture taking.

Wish you could walk on something like this.
U. Umbrella - I continually amused by Mycroft Holmes' umbrella from BBC Sherlock. Sounds like the same prop might have been used in Doctor Who too.

 V. Violet - is a pretty color and name. Oh yes, she was in the Boxcar Children. Did anyone else read those books? I loved them when I was younger.

W. We Go Together - there are two songs a Much Ado About Nothing soundtrack that David Tennant and Catherine Tate did (We Go Together and Sigh No More) and they're a couple of my favorite songs right now. Those two are fantastic together.


Y. Ya'll - have to stop posting so I can catch up! Kidding of course, but it would help. ;) I've been trying to catch up on a bunch of blogs but if I've missed your blog as while going through them, if you've been posting a lot and I haven't commented in forever, let me know or something, because some blogs don't show up on my dashboard.

Z. "Ze awesome powers of this wall we've clearly demonstrated, ah! But out here in the hot hot sun, perhaps you're dehydrated?"

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Riddles in the Dark - Gollum's blog!

I don't need Gollum invading my blog anymore, so he and I worked together to create him one of his own! He writes and I moderate, just to make sure things stay friendly. ;) Please check out!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A-M Randomness

I think I forgot how to blog...I've been busy for a while and now I'm working on a couple blogging-related things but it's been so long since I posted so just wanted to do something. Saw a couple bloggers do something similar so here I go with little topics for each letter...

A.'s humor section - all the pictures and things there are great and some of my old favorites.

B. Blogging - I'm working on one thing for this blog (plus thinking about what I'm even going to be posting about ever) and some other stuff which I'll mention when it's done (get excited!).

C. Commenting - blogger friends, I am really really sorry I haven't been commenting. Lots of busy and tired days. I'll try to get better at it.

D. Doctor Who - I started season 7 with Asylum of the Daleks today which was pretty good (I can tell there's foreshadowing for later in the season which is cool). For those anxiously awaiting the 50th anniversary special on November 23, the awesome people from the Doctor Who tumblr started to help us keep track of the days.

E. "Everything's under control, we're taking over the ship" - usually when we play the alphabet game I think of this line from Pirates of the Caribbean. Still love those movies.

F. Fortnight for Freedom - for the two weeks leading up to the fourth of July, a lot of people/churches are praying especially for religions liberty in the United States (see my old post and this awesome one from the USCCB for more of an explanation). We've been doing evening prayer at church on weekdays, with my friends and I singing.

G. Gollum - My preciousss, gollum gollum. We have been busy precious, yes, very busy...

H. Hiddleston - Tom Hiddleston is just a great guy.

I. Ice cream - is good.

J. June - is almost over already?? We're about halfway through the year now...I'm going to run out of summer really fast. After finishing a summer class, I've been catching up on things and music and sleep for the past few days but now hopefully I'll get to more of the things I planned.

K. Keptin Kirk - all the gifs I've seen of Chekhov (and his Russian accent) from Star Trek: Into Darkness have really made me want to see the movie (and I may or may not be dying to see Benedict Cumberbatch) so if I don't catch it in the theaters I'll definitely see the DVD. Totally not abandoning Star Wars though! We can all be friends.

L. Lord of the Rings - this post, especially the caption, made me laugh really hard.

M. Messy Mondays - if you haven't checked out Blimey Cow on YouTube, I would highly recommend it. They have tons of funny, thought provoking, and encouraging videos that are full of awesome. One of my recent favorites was 7 Lies You Believe About Yourself, which I found super encouraging.

Just doing the first half of the alphabet for now so 1. I can get something out that doesn't take too long, and 2. I have another easy thing to post about later. Thanks for reading and sorry for my inactivity in the blogosphere!

Friday, May 3, 2013

The 11 Tag

*Different parts were written at different times, so when I say today, now, or the last time, or whatever, it may or may not be accurate. Think wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff*


1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post 11 facts about yourself.
3) Answer the 11 questions the person who nominated you asked.
4) Ask the people you tag to answer 11 questions.
5) Nominate 11 bloggers.

Thank you ChelseaAlyianna, and Voronda for tagging me!

11 facts about me

1. Watched The Great Mouse Detective today with my mom and brother - a lot of fun, especially after becoming familiar with Sherlock Holmes thanks to BBC's Sherlock.

2. On Animal Crossing I like it when we catch loaches because it says "don't encroach on my loach" and I think it's funny.

3. I like it when things are neat but my room is often not in that state (though it's actually ok now as I've had time to clean it)

4. I enjoy collecting gifs and using them in emails and things when I can.

5. I've been scared away from writing fan fiction for a while for fear of doing badly, but doing the thing where you put your iPod on shuffle and write a drabble for each song got me back into it. I'm sure they aren't great and I haven't looked over them yet, but it's been fun anyway.

6. I think Tom Hiddleston is awesome and sweet and gentlemanly and it would be cool to meet him.

7. A few nights this week it's been nice to read fanfiction on my iPod to chill before bed. I go through phases with fanfiction, like I'll only read one or two series at a time and barely look at any others. Like it was Jedi Apprentice for a while, then Professor Layton and Ace Attorney (still reading those sometimes), and now it's Doctor Who. Dunno, I'm weird.

8. Rhythm Thief (3DS game) music sounds awesome in car speakers.

9. Today I came across a very cool thing on YouTube: I Am The Doctor/Sherlock's Theme - Piano Mashup. And the best part is it includes piano sheet music. Win! Fun to play something to work on playing better.

10. If I don't get married or become a nun or something, I think I'd like to get a turtle. People talk about being an old cat lady, but I'm allergic to cats. So I'll be an old turtle lady. Or I wonder if I'm allergic to hedgehogs...

11. I currently really like the song ABC Cafe/Red and Black from Les Miserables.

Chelsea's questions:

1) If you woke up to find yourself stranded on an island, what would you do?
Try to see if it's a dream. Then try to figure out what's going on. Then try to make it in to something like Gilligan's Island.

2) How many languages do you speak?
I am fluent in over six million forms of communication and can readily - ok, one. English.

3) Where is your favourite place to shop for clothes?
Shopping for clothes is many things don't fit and because of my size end up being immodest...Walmart is ok, and I recently discovered how great Goodwill is.

4) Do you still watch Disney?
Yes! I've never actually watched Disney movies a whole bunch, but I certainly haven't stopped, and I love the music.

5) Which do you prefer of the following: Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest?
Facebook since I've been able to get to know people a lot on there, but Pinterest is cool because of all the crafts. I don't have a twitter account but that doesn't stop me from stalking people on there. ;)

6) What's your favourite season?
It was fall but now may be moving toward summer...maybe something in between.

7) Have you ever been in a play?
Yes! Three musicals, a straight play, and some fun plays I made with a friend.

8) If you were to be granted 3 wishes, what would you choose?
I probably wouldn't wish for anything unless it was really small - magic comes with a price and all... Maybe pizza?

9) Would you rather live in Narnia, Middle Earth, or Wonderland?
Middle-Earth! Probably the Shire. Or Rivendell. Or Rohan.

10) Are you hungry right now?
Not currently.

11) Would you rather be attacked by a flaming flamingo, or dragon llama?
A dragon llama - that sounds quite interesting. And the fire on the flamingo would be difficult to avoid. If I could just defeat it with a hose, however, that might be a better choice.

Alyianna's questions:

1) What would you say/do/feel if you heard that I was deciding not to blog anymore?
Would be surprised and sad. So don't. ;)

2) What is your dream house like?
Two little things come to mind...I saw a kitchen once with yellow walls and lace curtains and thought that was really pretty so I'd like that, then it would be so cool to build a TARDIS in front of a door so there's a room behind it and it's bigger on the inside.

3) What was one of your favourite movies as a child?
Hmm...Maybe the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Mostly watched shows when I was little and can't think of many movies.

4) If you could make a gingerbread house for any type of fandom that you wished, what would you create?
A gingerbread hobbit hole could be cute!

5) What would your dream world be like? (Yes, you can borrow things from places like Narnia, Wonderland, Middle Earth, etc. etc. etc.)
I don't know...that's pretty big. Narnia and Middle-Earth are great, but there are nice things on this world too.

6) Which of these people do you think would be the hardest foe to conquer and why? The Wicked Witch of the West, the Queen of Hearts, or the Giant in Puss and Boots?
I don't have any experience with Puss in Boots, but I'd go with him or the Queen of Hearts. I like my head right where it is, thank you.

7) I'm going to have you listen to two songs. Who sings "Bring Him Home" better - Hugh Jackman or Susan Boyle?
Susan Boyle sounds beautiful but I also love the context of the story in which Hugh Jackman does it. Might go with Susan Boyle.

8) What are you going to do your mother for Mother's Day? (You can skip this question if you know your mother reads your blog. :D)

9) What movie are you looking forward to most this year?
THE HOBBIT THE HOBBIT THE HOBBIT THE HOBBIT (To Isengard! To Isengard!). Very excited about that, as I'm sure is now obvious. Also excited about Thor 2.

10) What's your favourite music album at the moment?
I really like Les Mis and then a make-shift album of like two songs from Random Encounters (video game musicals! And other fun stuff)

11) What qualities does your dream husband have. ;)
Again, two little not-necessary-but-would-be-really-cool things. One, he sings and does duets with me. The other is he likes cosplaying, especially as the Tenth Doctor.

Like this. Because this is just so cute. (found on tumblr)
Voronda's Questions:

1. Language/s You would like to learn?
I guess I'd like to be better at Spanish, but I've already taken three classes and lost most knowledge, so don't think that's happening...would still be cool to learn Elvish.

2. Would you rather live on Hoth or Tatooine? For those who don't know Star Wars: North Pole or Sahara Desert?
I think Tatooine because it's populated, but I don't know too much about Hoth.

3. Something that made your day today?
I got excited to see David Tennant was nominated for a daytime Emmy for his work in The Clone Wars! And a couple funny things on Tumblr, and Doctor Who especially Rory. That's all I can think of from today.

4. If you weren't your currant nationality, and you had the choice to pick you nationality what would you choose or would you not change?
I wouldn't change, but maybe I'd go for Canada or New Zealand.

5. Do you have pierced ears of body part?
I don't...I think about getting my ears pierced, but I'm chicken and a little weirded out by the idea of having holes put in my body. On the other hand, earrings might help me look older, so I'm always debating.

6. Coke or Pepsi or Root Beer?
Actually don't drink soda.

7. What was your last dream about? All the itty-bitty details
I was at a con I think then was walking around the parking lot and it was dark. There was something with a family that I can't remember. I called my dad and he (and the rest of my family?) was going to come get me, but were like 25 minutes away or something. Then at one point I was talking to this guy I know about Doctor Who. Something like that.

8. So you get to meet your favorite band/singer and spend a week with them. Who are they and what do you do when you first meet them and what do you do during the week?
Oh dear um...the music I listen to is usually from musicals, video games, or video game based from the internet...guess I can't really answer this too well.

9. Look out your window. What do you see?
If I looked out the kitchen window right now (shade is closed, too hard to look out when it's night anyway), I'd see darkness, a few stray raindrops, and the street we're on.

10. Which do you prefer to watch Sunset/Sunrise or Stars/Northern Lights?
Stars! Probably northern lights as well, if I ever get to see them.

11. Your being cast as your favorite character from a book/movie/show/game etc., in the movie of said form of entertainment. Who are you?
The first female incarnation of the Doctor!

I'm not going to nominate anyone specifically because I don't know who's been tagged, who's currently blogging, and who wants to do this, BUT if any followers would like to here are questions for you:

1. Do you like birds or fish best?
2. Do you prefer movies or tv shows?
3. What is a favorite summer memory?
4. What can you hear right now?
5. What is you preferred method of long-distance communication (phone, texting, skype, chat, etc)?
6. What is your favorite outfit?
7. Favorite mythical creature?
8. What is the last book you read?
9. What is your favorite way to exercise?
10. What is your favorite type of weather?
11. Would you rather life in a forest, in the mountains, or by the ocean?

And there we have it! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chatting + Middle-Earth Favorites

Hello! Yes, I'm actually posting twice in one month. Meant to do this closer to April 1st, but yes, Gollum's fun the other day was for April Fool's and he does not have permanent control over my blog (though maybe he really would be a better/more consistant blogger...would anyone read a similar posting schedule from him if he had his own blog?). I'm on a library computer now but sometime at home I'll add a screen shot of Gollum's takeover to his post. Thanks for all the views and comments on that - that was a lot of fun to do. And you all, thanks for following and reading even though my blog is so quiet all the time. In total pageviews, I've made it to over nine thousaaaaaand (always wanted to say that)! So thanks. :)

Now here's a Middle-Earthen Favorites tag from Ashley Tara of A Dreamer's Galaxy!

(Apologies for the possibly weird and obscure responses in some cases)

Favorite book: Probably Fellowship of the Ring, but Return of the King is a close second
Favorite movie (LOTR or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey): FotR!
Favorite Hobbit character: Bilbo
Next 3 favorite Hobbit characters: Gandalf and...wasn't big on the dwarves in the book and am still getting used to maybe liking them in the movie so can't really think of anyone else except Saruman and Lindir because he was Figwit in LotR and shares a name with an elf from the FotR book.
Favorite LOTR character: Sam
Next 5 favorite LOTR characters: Aragorn, Frodo, Faramir, Legolas, Gandalf (these change all the time)
Favorite race (Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit, Man, etc.): Hobbit!
Favorite couple: Sam and Rosie, but also love Faramir and Eowyn
Favorite member of the Fellowship of the Ring: Sam
Favorite member of the Company of Thorin Oakenshield: Bilbo
Favorite place in Middle-Earth: The Shire, but I could go on about how much I like others too (this tag is reminding me just how much I've loved LotR!)
Favorite battle: Helm's Deep I think, mostly because of Legolas and Gimli
Favorite weapon: Maybe the Legolas' bow of the Galadhrim? Or Andruil? Ooh, does the phial of Galadriel count?
Favorite creature: Does Gollum count? Oh oh! The fox in the FotR book.
Favorite quote: One I always think of is "Long has my father, the steward of Gondor..." from FotR, or basically the entirety of the Council of Elrond. From the movie. The book scene is pretty good too though.
Favorite song: (end credits/in movie): Hmm, I'm going to go with That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates. Also liked the Lament for Gandalf after I got sheet music for it.
Favorite theme (movie score): Nooooo everything. Ok probably Breaking of the Fellowship, but The Ring Goes South, King of the Golden Hall, and so many others are good...

Thanks for the tag Ashley Tara!

Guess that's all for now. Have a great week everyone, and may the Lord be with you!

Monday, April 1, 2013

We're Back, Precious!

Yes, yes! We have guessed the short blogger's password again! We has the blog! Hee hee hee hee!

Smeagol is the master now. Smeagol can do what he wants. Fish, yes we wants fisssh!

The short blogger can't complain this time! Smeagol will be a good blogger and post on the blog, not wait a long, long time without posting! It wants Smeagol to run the blog, doesn't it? Of course it does, precious.

We have worked very hard, yes so very hard precious. Planning, always planning! We wants to make our blog good. Good Smeagol! So we has a posting schedule. Look, look! And if it has any "feedback"...we likes our posting schedule. No, no changing.

Smeagol Story Sundays (Smeagol tells a story!)
Music Mondays (Smeagol sees many bloggers do this)
Tricksey Tuesdays (How to trick nasty hobbitses!)
We Hates It Wednesdays (People we hates! Especially Bagginses!)
Trust Us Thursdays (Smeagol gives advice)
Fissh Fridays (FISSSH! Raw and wriggling!)
Sneaky Saturdays (Shh! It's sneaky so it can't know what it is, precious!)

We start now! Today is music! Yes precious, nice music!

Maybe it would like to hear Smeagol sing? Yes, yes it would! We has a video of us singing I Dreamed a Dream, yes we do. Our beautiful voice! Listen! Listen! We puts our heart into this song.

Hee hee hee hee! We must go prepare more posts! Gollum, gollum. May the precioussss be with you!

what the blog looked like on this day

Friday, February 15, 2013

Shine On Award

The Shine On Award Rules:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Post the badge on your blog. It’s pretty. Do it.
3. Answer the questions posed to you. Regardless of how out-of-left-field they may be.
4. Nominate five bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.
5. Issue some questions you’d like them to answer.

1. Thank you Shena, AlyiannaEdessa and Misty!!! (oh my, I'll be answering questions for a while!)

2. Done! Very pretty.

4. No wait a minute...3. Questions


- If I was going to co-star with your favorite actor, what would you want our character's connection to be(as in family, friends, etc,)?
Not sure if I have one favorite actor, but they're mostly adults so maybe their daughter.

- If you could travel with any of the Doctors, which one would you choose?
10, subject to change once I see 11, but likely 10. He's been giving me a lot of feels lately. But some things are worth getting your broken heart for. :')

- Would you rather live in a science fiction world or a fantasy world?
Probably fantasy world, because Middle-Earth, but I'd consider sci-fi too.

- If you could be an Avenger, which would you choose to be?
Spiderman - I work alone. Ok kidding, maybe Captain America (good guy and from the 40s!).

- Who are your top 10 Jedi characters?
Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Anakin, Luke, Ahsoka, ummm...Yoda, Bant, Garen, Siri, Anakin Solo?

- What are some stories you wish you could have made up?
Once Upon a Time - sounds like the kind of thing I might think of, except more brilliant.

- If you were going to be in a film, what kind of weapon would you want your character to have?
A lightsaber would be awesome. But it would be cool to out think enemies too.

- Of your favorite fictional characters, who would you want for your best friend(if you want, you can pick one from each of your fandoms)?
Basically my favorite character from each fandom...Sam from LotR would make a great friend.

- What are your top two fandoms and why are they your favorite?
LotR and Star Wars - LotR is something I can always come back to and has an amazing world that feels like a home away from home, and Star Wars has an awesome fanbase and a huge universe.


1. Who are your five favourite authors and why?
J.R.R. Tolkien because he has made my life better in many ways through LotR. Jude Watson because she really pulled me into Star Wars, the Jedi, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and somewhat influenced my writing style. Amy Welborn, who wrote some great books for Catholic teens. Can I say St. John? He wrote a pretty great gospel. And Christian M. Frank (pen name for multiple people) for writing the John Paul II High series and being awesome guys. I'm probably missing a bunch of authors...

2. If you had one day left to live, what would you do?
Go to Mass and receive the sacraments would be the most important thing. I guess spend the rest of the day with family/friends? Maybe read/watch LotR one more time.

3. What are your top twenty favourite foods?
20?! Pasta, pizza, hamburgers...make that several variations of pasta and we'll get to 20 eventually.

4. Which of these would you rather do?
- save the world with Percy Jackson
- spend a day riding horses and shooting targets with Merida (that red-headed princess in Brave)
- travel Middle Earth with Gandalf (you're not going to spend much time in any place, though)
Travel Middle-Earth with Gandalf. Though hanging out in Scotland would not be objectionable to me at all.

5. Which of these would you rather do?
- work in the house with Cinderella but get to go the ball with her and end up marrying Cinderella's prince's brother
- time travel with the Doctor (I haven't watched that show...yet.)
- spend a day at home alone getting to do whatever you want to do
They all sound nice...I've had time alone before and while another day would be ok, I'll say no to that (plus I was reminded earlier how when I'm alone there are all these strange sounds...). A good marriage could be nice...but right now I want to travel with the doctor. My poor lonely doctor!


1.  What is your least favorite movie/TV show ever?
Boohbah. Never saw it but it looked so weird. Weirder than Teletubbies, which I kind of liked.

2.  Dark, Milk, or White chocolate?
3.  What do you think of Valentine's Day?
I used to like it a lot when I was little, but now being older it's more focused on relationships it seems, so, I don't know, maybe I'll get into it again when/if I have someone? I'm ok with it though.
4.  If you were stuck on a desert island in the middle of nowhere, would you rather be stuck with Jar Jar Binks or a hungry Ewok?
Jar Jar...I think. I do like him, but it would be hard to work on getting us rescued if he was scared and crazy.
5.  What was the last book you read?  Did you like it?
Not literature book, sure, but maybe Ace Attorney: Investigations manga. I have enjoyed both. Except a few lit stories...
6.  What has God been teaching you this year (so far)?
Ooh, you have good questions. Um, this year...a couple things I can think of - one is a continuing theme of trust, where I'm really worried about something and God brings me through it. Then just how great and important it is to try to be a good person. But God help me!


1: What is your favorite anime?
Fruits Basket! Of course, I've only ever seen that, Tari Tari, and a bit of Naruto, but I loved it!

2: Do you like to draw at all? comes and goes...I'm not all that good but it's fun sometimes. I love drawing Professor Layton characters.

3: Can you write fanfiction? Or have you read a really good one? If so, what is the title and fandom?
Sort of...I can write fanfiction but write it well? Ehh...maybe once in a great while. YES read some really good ones. I mostly read fan fiction for Professor Layton and Ace Attorney, and my favorites are Knights and Knaves and Atroquinine Merlot, respectively.

4: Do you know what show the character in the picture above is from?
If I were to guess I'd say it's Sailor Moon because of the hair, but I don't know for sure.

5: Favorite song?
At the moment...Doctor Who the Musical (if you're a fan WATCH THIS)

6: Out of the classics of our generation, what is your favorite?
Not sure...I'd consider Harry Potter in that category but I haven't read it yet...LotR? The movies at least. Hopefully they last a long time.

7: What are your favorite blogs?
My friend's blogs. And The Arglefumph Blog. And probably a bunch more I'm not thinking of.

8: What is your favorite genre?
Maybe mystery.

9: Do you like playing video games?
YES. PL and AA which, sorry readers who have no interest in them, I am still not over those series. And Mario! Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64, Wii Sports and similar games...Animal Crossing, Rhythm Thief, Lego Star Wars, oh yes many games...

10: What are your favorite pairings?
Layton/Claire (PL), Gumshoe/Maggey, and maybe Phoenix/Maya (AA), Faramir/Eowyn and Sam/Rosie (LotR). I'm good with most canon pairings out there.

11: Out of all your shows, what are your favorite characters?
Cutting out The Clone Wars because those are just my favorite SW characters, The Doctor, Mary Margret and many others from Once Upon a Time, and...I guess right now really the Doctor.

12: Do/have you have/had a fictional crush? >:D
Never. *lie detector goes off* Ok fine yes. Some when I was younger, then Obi-Wan, and Miles Edgeworth (AA again). There. But not really any at the moment!

There, done!

4. I hasn't gotten this yet? Asala who has an awesome, fairly active blog and I don't think I saw her on anyone's list...Hey if you're still with me while my blogging is in and out and haven't gotten it, consider yourself nominated!

And 5, very important 5. Questions for you to answer!

1. What are your favorite boy and girl names?
2. What was your favorite book or TV show when you were little?
3. How do you like to relax?
4. Do you prefer straight plays or musicals?
5. Would you rather travel forward in time or backward?
6. Do you have a favorite quote or motto?

Thanks for reading if you made it down here! Have a great weekend!