Good afternoon, Cyberspace! I have come to the conclusion that I must be the most sunshiney person on this beloved planet, because WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
I have been tagged YET AGAIN for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Which is fantastic, because obviously I love telling all you
stalkers sane human beings ALLLLL about me and the relatively boring life that I lead.
Anyway, this time around, I have been tagged by the amazing Anna from Writerly Wonderings (and you should totally go check out her blog, because it is one of my absolute favorites).
Thank you SO much for nominating me, Anna! I absolutely love doing these tags… (not to mention they provide a ‘get out of doing an original blog post free card’ [but we shall not linger on that fact…]) I am literally dying to answer these (especially 1, 2, 3, and 8), so I’m going to just jump straight in, because I’m really bad at intros.
~ Ze Rules ~
~ Thank the kind bean who nominated you, and provide a link back to their blog, because #manners
~ Answer the 11 wondrous questions they asked you
~ Nominate 11 other beans and give them 11 random and slightly spontaneous questions to answer, because #fun
~ List the rules and display the award
And since I have absolutely no clue what the award is, THOU SHALT HAVE TO LIVE WITHOUT.
Apologies, dear bean. Please accept a crumpet in place of the award.
~ Ze Questions ~
•What is your favorite pastime besides writing and reading?
Had you asked me this about four days ago, I probably would have stared at you and thrown a rock at the nearest ten-story window.
However, since I decided to take a small writing break over the weekend (a post is coming up on that soon, probably [or, you know, 32 years from now…]), we are all in luck (especially my poor head), because I have miraculously discovered things that I like to do that are not writerly or readerly.
And the top item on that teeny-tiny list is–
Because Pokémon is life. And also Rowlett is adorable. And so is my Psyduck named Ducky.
• In the Lord of the Rings, Aragorn or Legolas?
Because first of all, he is amazing, and also is an elf, and also could probably whip Aragon’s bahooty if he truly wanted to, so I am definitely Team Legolas.
And don’t even get me started on Legolas and Gimli’s friendship, because that is probably the best friendship in the entire universe and don’t you even dare try to contradict me on this one or I shall stab you in the foot with my pitchfork.
• What is your MTBI personality type?
*squints at screen*
*opens new tab in browser*
*searches for Walt Disney’s MBTI personality type on google*
*clicks sketchy internet site that will probably give my laptop a virus*
*squints at screen*
*returns to WordPress editor*
ENFP. (I think)
The only way I can ever remember my MBTI personality is because it’s the same as Walt Disney. But I’m pretty sure it’s ENFP, because that sounds familiar.
(I am so smurt)
• Who would say is the worst villain of all time? Why?
Do you mean ‘The Worst Villain’ as in ‘The Lamest Villain’, or ‘The Worst Villain’ as in ‘If I Were To Come Up Against This Evildoer, I Would Probably Turn To A Corpse’?
I shall do the former…
While this guy is probably the lamest villain in the world, he is also one of my absolute favorites, which makes him the absolute best.
…And I think I just broke this question.
• If you could go into one book and live the entire story for yourself (either as main character, sub character, or bystander), which would you choose?
Oh! Oh! Oh! I would LOVE to be Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter!! I mean, she’s so whimsical, doesn’t care one smidgen about what the entire world thinks of her, and she’s just so perfectly herself.
And that is precisely the kind of person I want to be.
• What is one of your favorite quotes?
Oh dear… Um… I really don’t know any quotes from famous people? But I do know a couple, so I guess I’ll go with,
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self…
~ Cyril Connolly
However, I also have a favorite Bible Verse, and while that might not technically be considered a quote, I’m gonna share it anyway.
(because I’m a bad girl, and I break the rules)
Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
That particular verse got me through a very difficult patch of life, so it’s extremely close to my heart.
*initiate inspirational music*
• Would you rather have a griffon, a dragon, a wolf, or an owl for a pet? Why?
Ah! Process of Elimination time!
First up is the Griffon, and since they sort of freak me out (are they an eagle or a…lion-thing???) that’s a pretty easy no…
Second is the owl, and while I love owls, I already have a bird (a cockatiel, to be more precise) and I wouldn’t want any other bird than him, so no.
That leaves the dragon and the wolf, and I REALLY do love wolves…
But only in the wolf pup stage, because once they get older they’re sort of scraggly and weird looking and not at all cute and fluffy, so that’s also a no.
Honestly, though, was there any doubt? I am the Dragon Princess. I must stay true to my kin.
(I also happen to be the Cookie Queen, so never ask me to choose between Dragons and Cookies, or I shall probably throw a rock at your face.)
And though I believe I just answered the ‘why’, I shall elaborate:
DRAGONS ARE THE BEST. THE END.
• What are your top 3 most favorite fandoms in the whole world?
Three??? Thou hast asked me to choose three? Bahahahahahahaha–that’s adorable. I cannot choose my top three, as my list is pretty much a top 42, yet for now I shall list the three fandoms that I am most obsessive about at this precise moment. (because my mood fluctuates sporadically, and with it goes my top fandom choices)
~ Kenzie’s Top Three Fandoms ~
- Alice In Wonderland
- Pokémon (yes, that’s a fandom, what are you talking about)
- Harry Potter
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Lunar Chronicles
- Doctor Who
- Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock, the actual books, etc.)
Whoa, that was painful.
those are not in any particular order, by the way)
• When you first get a story idea in your head, does it start with the characters, the plot, or the theme?
Okay, I absolutely love this question, but I have no idea how to answer it, because my stories just sort of happen. But usually my story ideas come from a tiny random snippet that I write for fun, and then I decide to expand into a full-fledged novel.
However, with my current WIP, everlost, I have absolutely no idea how it was born. All I remember is a vague image of my crumpled blankets as I crawled into bed one night, and then everything goes blank, and BOOM! everlost.
That made so much sense.
• What is your decorating style? (floral, antique, modern, beachy, rustic, etc.)
Well, assuming that I actually had the space/money to have a style, I think my style would be sort of a fairytale world.
My dream room would have fairy-lights everywhere, all twinkling and pretty, and a shelf with a bunch of my favorite fandom artifacts and fairytale things, like Alice In Wonderland POP’s and Nightmare Before Christmas POP’s and figurines of my favorite fairytales, and then I’d have a pretty bookshelf with MORE fairy-lights, and all of my books looking so aesthetically pleasing…. And of course there would be a reading chair that hangs from the ceiling, because that’s so much fun… And the lighting would make it look like you just stepped into a fairyland forest…
And then there’d also be my writing corner, where I’d have a bunch of messily beautiful space to write all of my stories… And the walls would be a sort of sea green color…
…and I just totally went overboard with this question, which I apparently interpreted to mean ‘Describe Your Dream Room’.
• If you were one of the four elements, which would you be? And why?
Ooh! This is easy! I would be fire, because my name–Mackenzie–means ‘born of fire’.
Although, I also really love the rain, which I find odd, because rain would dowse fire.
I am an enigma, folks.
So that is it for these super fun questions! Thank you again so much, Anna, for tagging me! I really enjoyed answering these!!
Now, I’m supposed to tag more people, but since I was tagged like three times for this award, I’m just going to go ahead and link back to my last Sunshine Blogger Award post, in which anyone who wants to answer my previous questions can! So if you weren’t tagged by me last time around, consider yourself tagged. You are now obliged to go forth and share your sunshininess with the world!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
And that’s it for today’s Smudge! What do you guys think? Would you rather have a wolf, griffon, owl, or dragon for a pet? Who is the worst villain of all time? Let us talk about all of the sunshiney goodness down in the comments below!!!
*flings cookies and disappears*