Gracie Mae DeLunac tagged me last week for the Sunshine Blogger Award. (Thank you!) You can find her blog here : http://graciemaedelunac.blogspot.com/2016/06/sunshine-blogger-award.html
These are the questions she posed to me, followed by my answers:
- What is your favorite movie/tv show quote? What is it from? Why is it your favorite?
I thought about this a lot. I really wanted to go towards the irreverent, something from Deadpool or a Ron Swanson quote from Parks and Recreation but I made a promise that I would always be honest in my blogs. So here goes a baring of my soul.
“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something of equal value. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy’s First Law of Equivalent Exchange.”—from Fullmetal Alchemist. Not only does it say so much about their story, it speaks so much about life in general. Spoken through the voice of young Alphonse Elric gives it devastating weight.
- What do you like to think about most when plotting? (Characters, plotline, plot twists, villainous acts, etc.)?
If I say that my stories just come to me, I’m certain somebody out there is going to want to club me over the head with something. When I explore where a story is going, I focus on dialogue, what people say, how they say it, what they are feeling when they say it. If I can’t make this as real as possible then no one will believe the story I’m telling them.
- What is your preference of apocalyptic groups, zombies, aliens or mutants?
Zombies definitely, because I at least know what they want and what they’re capable of.
- What kind of food do you eat to feel decent enough to write?
At this point in my life, I’ll eat whatever food is put in front of me. My go-to staple, if I can’t find anything better, is breakfast cereal, specifically Frosted Mini-Wheats.
- Do you bring your own personal views (especially political and religious) into your tales?
How can you not? My characters come from my mind and that’s the same place my personal views come from. Even if I have a character counter to my point of view, they are still seen through my eyes.
- Would you say you “commune” better with nature when gardening (hands on), lounging outside (kinda near) or viewing it from inside your place (far away)?
Viewing it from inside my place, definitely. Having grown up on a farm in the middle of nowhere, I’ve come to the conclusion that the outdoors is overrated.
- What is the strangest/rudest thing you have ever heard your written characters say?
I honestly don’t know. This would have to come from someone who is very direct and won’t hold back. I’ve got a character who plugs into the brains of dead people to learn what they know. She can be pretty weird and blunt but I can’t pinpoint a specific thing that she says.
- Paper or plastic or re-usable?
Plastic because it’s always right there. I gave up on re-usable a long time ago.
- What movie/book/show would you say has made the most impression on you? When? Why/how?
In the past couple of years I have totally and completely fallen in love with the manga and anime, Bleach. I recognize that the filler episodes on the anime can be total crap but the main story has everything. I love ALL of the characters and they hardly ever do anything that I would call a bad decision. The best things always happen in this story. Like the above picture. The moment when the breeze lifted Neliel’s shirt to reveal the bold #3 on her back, that just sent chills down my spine. But I guess you’d have to be there or just watch Bleach. It’s on hulu.
- What is your favorite color? (Monty Python reference.)
Blue—no, green! No really, it’s blue! I swear to God it’s Blue!!
- If you were able to publish one of your tales and go somewhere to showcase it (author tour, opening night for the movie, etc.) Where would you go? Why?
I want to be Featured Author at Gen Con. I’ve always trailed behind my husband who is a famous sculptor. Just once I want to achieve in the same arena on my own merits.
I am now tagging the following bloggers to answer my 11 questions :
Tanna Tan and her blog, http://teapunknoveling.blogspot.com
Kayla Krantz and her blog, http://kaylakrantz.wix.com/horror
Dana Provo and her blog, https://authordanaprovo.wordpress.com
Dave Martin and his blog, https://weavingthewolfsong.wordpress.com
Laura Hartman and her blog https://writeknit.wordpress.com
Karin Shah and her blog, https://karinshah.wordpress.com
Alison Weaverdyck and her blog, https://balancewithoutsymmetry.wordpress.com
Kade Cook and her blog, https://kadecook.wordpress.com
Angela L. Lindseth and her blog, https://angelallindseth.com
Crystal MM Burton and her blog, https://crystalmmburton.wordpress.com
A.F. Stewart and her blog, https://afallonblog.wordpress.com
Here are the questions:
- If you dress up for Halloween, cosplay, or other less commonly accepted occasions, describe your last two costumes.
- What movie or tv show would you consider a guilty pleasure?
- If you could live in any fictional world (whether it’s yours or someone else’s creation), where would you live and why?
- You’ve been imprisoned for high treason and have been sentenced to death and there is no chance that the governor is going to call. Describe in detail your last meal.
- Answer one of these or both: Name your favorite Doctor on Doctor Who. Name your favorite James Bond.
- If you could choose any piece of music or song to be your theme song, what would it be?
- Concerning sleep, do you consider it a wondrous thing that you just can’t get enough of, or are you one of those “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” people?
- Has any character that you’ve created ever done anything that took you by surprise?
- Describe something from a movie, book or tv where you would have written it better.
- Are you a shipper? If so, name some of the ships that you love. (For example, if you watch the Flash and you think Barry and Caitlyn should get together, that means you are shipper for SnowBarry.)
- Sentence fragments. Love them or hate them?