The Toujou Blog Award

The Toujou Blog Award

Because I’m in Edinburgh and don’t have time to write a proper post. (Dude, two chapters of editing left before I can start on highly exciting new novel lurking at the back of my mind, okay? I’m excited. And I need to finish those chapters.)

As an ego-boost, here’s what Charley said about me: She puts me to shame on her writerly productivity, and how deep and meaningful and awesome and well organised her posts are. Go look. You will not regret it. *blushes* I can’t help feeling I don’t deserve that. Organised posts. Ehehehehe.

The Rules:

1. If tagged you must tag five others, giving each a quick sentence as to why you ALWAYS read their posts, and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
2. If tagged you must post your five favorite words. I know, I know, most people do facts, but facts are hard to think of so…
3. If and only if you want to/can be bothered to/have time to you can put up five questions for the people you’ve tagged. If and only if you want to/can be bothered to/have time to you can ANSWER the five questions your tagger set. If you want to answer questions but your tagger left none, answer your own questions :)
I’m not sure I understand the last one… do I make up questions? Or do I answer Charley’s (since she tagged me)? I’ll do that, it’s easier.
Let’s do this:
1 – Cathryn Leigh – I know Charley tagged her too but sheesh, I only follow so many blogs. She completely shredded my novel and prompted me to rewrite the whole thing, she’s always there with helpful comments when I’m going through a bunch of emotional poo, and she’s a not-at-all-calming influence on mine and Charley’s madness.
2 – Pherisphena Ladea – She’s awesome. From Twitter chats involving I THINK WE ARE IN NEED OF A BLACKSMITH to Skype video calls where I practice my creepy Loki-esque smiles, she’s brilliant at distracting me from editing. And she reads my drafts for me. When I make her.
3 – Miriam Forster – I swear this isn’t just because I won her contest and I’m very happy about it. Her posts are hilarious, especially the ones with gratuitous Tom Hiddleston. I’ve been following her blog for absolutely ages, since way before she got a book deal or anything, and now her book is coming out in 6 months time – exciting stuff!
4 – Cassie Behle – Her blog is hilarious and I always crack up reading her posts, especially the ones with pie charts. I’m a bit scared of graphs, but she makes pie charts appealing. Often I open my email inbox and check for subscriptions doing a pretty passable imitation of Dean Wincester – “Dude. Where’s the pie?”
5 – Jess of The Last Muggle – She disappeared for a while, this Last Muggle to Read Harry Potter, but now she’s back. Her close analyses are great and she’s funny, too. So check it out.
I love words. Words are awesome:
1- catawampus, meaning diagonally or askew depending on context. My parents refuse to accept that this is a word but I swear it is.
2- woubit, meaning hairy caterpillar but also used as an insult to imply smallness and shabbiness. Not even kidding.
3- flannel, because it’s ridiculously fun to say and nothing you tell me with prevent me from yelling this out at random moments.
4- clandestine. It’s a great word. I challenge myself to use this as often as I can. If you read my drafts, you may know this.
5- discombobulated. No more needs to be said.
Answering Charley’s because I cannot be bothered to think up new questions / understand the rules properly.
1. Which fictional character do you think you’re most like?
Dee from ‘Lament’ by Maggie Stiefvater. I feel ashamed of it, though – by the time it gets to Ballad, she’s quite pathetic and weepy. I much prefer James, but alas… I think I’m Dee. Or Peregrin Took from LotR, because … well, because I’m A FOOL OF A TOOK.
2. What is your guilty pleasure?
Listening to Tom Hiddleston reading monologues from Henry IV on repeat when I’m stressed because it’s relaxing… I’m not even kidding. “But herein will I imitate the sun who doth permit the base contagious clouds…” Seriously, if he can get me into Shakespeare (which I’ve never been fond of), that’s impressive.
3. Name your three utter essentials.
Food, water, air.
4.. Which famous person would you most want to kiss?
No one. Kissing freaks me out. (My friend thinks I’m grey-asexual, which is possible, but I think I’m just young and confused.) But if it was, like, compulsory… well, read the rest of this post. You probably should have worked it out by now.
5. What would be the best ever present?
Erm, I don’t know. Understanding of my own brain?
And that’s the end! Sorry about the line spacing. That always happens when I copy and paste things from Charley’s blog – probably because she’s Blogger, and Blogger and WordPress don’t tend to play well together :D
You guys who are tagged, I suggest you answer these questions too because I have like half an hour to write two chapters… eek!

12 thoughts on “The Toujou Blog Award

  1. Dear Hiddles, thank you for getting Miriam into Shakespeare. Maybe I can encourage her to nerd out with me over it someday. Thank you, your gorgeous specimen of humanity. Thank you.

    LOVE your words – I went off “catawampus” for a while, but it really is a great word. And now you’ve got me muttering “flannel” to find the amusement factor in it. Bahahahaha :P

    1. Ehehe :-D I did always like Hamlet, but that was about it. I find his characters a bit annoying. Like Hero. She hasn’t a shred of personality in her. I would’ve kicked Claudio in the balls if he treated me like that.

      1. Ugh, Hero. She’s annoying. There are several characters who ARE profoundly annoying / pathetic / downright daft, but they are outweighed by a million wonderful ones. My personal favourites are mostly the evil / broken and demented ones :P

  2. Erm… Thank You? *grins* No really, Thank you for your comment on me. I’m glad to be there to help you and Charley maintain the crazy edge that will help you keep your sanity for the rest of your life (seriously) *grins* I’ll have to get to Charely’s nomination of me – beining away for 6 days from my internet home has given me much to catch up with. *grin*

    Ha ha! I have to say Discombobulated is defiantly a word I love, and it’s fun to say. :}

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