3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag: Day 3

For the final day of this tag, I’m going to tag everyone reading this post!

Rules for the tag:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

My first two quotes for this were pretty deep and meaningful, but I think this is the most meaningful one of all…


3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag: Day 1

I was tagged by enthrallingdimple and 1booklife for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge (thanks, guys!). I have waaaaay more than three favorite quotes, but I managed to narrow it down.

I didn’t pick them with a specific theme in mind (like picking quotes from a specific book), but I’m now realizing that they’re all by some of my favorite band members. So I guess I got lucky.

The rules are really simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

For the first day, I’m tagging A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts, The Writing Hufflepuff, and A Twist in the Taile (no pressure if you don’t want to do it, though).

And finally, the first quote!


The Handwriting Tag

Thanks to Elly @ A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts for letting me steal this tag! It looks like a super cute idea, and it was a lot of fun to do.

The tag is pretty simple- you just handwrite the answer to each of the following questions, then take a picture and post it on your blog. The questions are:

1. What is your name? And your blog name?
2. Blog URL
3. Write: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
4. Favourite quote
5. Favourite song
6. Favourite band/singers
7. Say anything you want
8. Pass it along to a few bloggers
Here’s mine!

20 Facts You May Not Know About Me Tag

I haven’t posted here in… almost a week. Oops. I don’t really even have an excuse, honestly, except that I’ll start writing a post and then just… lose all motivation to finish it. I don’t know. Maybe I’m reserving my energy for when school starts? Yeah. That’s what I’m doing. It’s totally intentional~

Anyway. I stole this tag from Horse Feathers (hope you don’t mind). Enjoy!


1. How tall are you?

I’m short. Very short. Last I checked, I was at 5′, although I like to hope that I’ve grown to 5’1″ or maybe (*gasp*) 5’2″. My brother (he’s 11) just overtook me in height this year which totally sucks. I’m still trying to deny it but it doesn’t work.



2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

I’m very good at coming up with dumb/ witty puns, usually long after it would be appropriate to use them. One memorable incident was at rehearsal for a play; a friend stepped on a screw and got her shoe stuck to it (her foot was fine, otherwise this would not be an entertaining story). Several hours later, I burst out laughing and all my friends were freaking out because they couldn’t figure out what was so funny. I finally managed to wheeze out “I guess you could’ve said you were screwed”.


my life in a nutshell

3. What’s your biggest blog related pet peeve?

I have a couple, but one of the biggest ones is ugly/ hard to navigate/ just plain bad blog themes. It’s just part of having a mom who’s a graphic designer. I’m picky about web design and logos and the like, and it bugs me when they don’t look nice. One of the design-related things that irks me most is neon text on a black background. Like, yeah, it looks cool in theory but it’s impossible to read? Oh. Another pet peeve: comic sans. Enough said.


4. What’s your biggest non blog-related pet peeve?

Being told I’m wrong. This is gonna sound really narcissistic of me, but… I can’t stand being told I’m wrong. And most of the time, even if I know I’m wrong, I refuse to admit it. So being told that I’m wrong usually just leads to drawn out arguments and it’s no fun for either party involved.


5. What’s your favorite song?

It’s always (always) changing, but at the moment I’m really liking Mad as Rabbits by Panic! at the Disco, Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez, and New Americana by Halsey.

6. What’s your favorite Etsy store that isn’t yours?

I don’t really know a whole lot of Etsy shops, honestly.

7. What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?

Listening to music (singing and sometimes dancing when I’m alone- shhhh), watching TV and movies (especially Agent Carter!!!), drawing and crafting- basically the same as what I do when other people are around.

8. What’s your favorite junk food?

CHOCOLATE. Candy bars, fancy chocolate candies, brownies, cakes, basically any form of chocolate I am guaranteed to love.


9. Do you have a pet?

Well, my family has a lot of pets. Let’s see… a dog (Lily), two cats (Daisy and Jazzy, short of Jasmine), three chickens (Elf, Delilah, and Miracle), a bearded dragon lizard (Sydney) and a corn snake (Neville Longbottom- geddit? Because he’s a snake so he has a long bottom? hahahaha). The only one that’s technically mine is the lizard.

10. What is your favorite non fiction and fiction book?

Non fiction… I’m going to go with A World Without Fish. It’s basically about the importance of preserving marine life and how the extinction of fish would essentially destroy the earth, not just the oceans. It’s interesting (if a little scary) and a lot of it is told through comics, which is cool. For fiction, I’m totally in love with Lies We Tell Ourselves.

11. What’s your favorite beauty product?



12. When were you last embarrassed?

I don’t really know? But I mean it happens a lot so odds are it was sometime recently.

13. If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I’d like to say hot chocolate or lemonade or something but honestly, I couldn’t live without tea. And, I mean, it’s so flexible. There are teas that will wake you up, make you sleepy, make you feel better when you’re sick, and teas that just taste delicious. So goodbye, hot chocolate. I will miss you.


14. What’s your favorite movie?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That movie is FLAWLESS. With PEGGY and BUCKY and NATASHA and SAM and oh my god I just really love that movie. Too much to put it into words.


15. What were you in high school (prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, band geek, valedictorian, loner, artist, prep, etc)?

I’m basically homeschooled (and I’m also still in high school, so it should technically be ‘are’, not ‘were’, but oh well), but I like to think that I’d be one of the weird artsy kids.

16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

IRELAND. But I do also love Oregon, so that would be a nice (and far more realistic) compromise).

17. PC or Mac?

I… don’t know. PC, I guess? I’m more used to them.


18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

I went on a date with Netflix last night.

19. Favorite celebrity?

Probably Gerard Way (former lead singer of My Chemical Romance and current glittery alien loving Britpop singer).

this music video was weird as heck and I'm still not sure whether or not it was in a good way

this music video was weird as heck and I’m still not sure whether or not it was in a good way

20. What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

Everyone who comments on my posts, honestly.


Since I wasn’t technically tagged, I’m just going to go ahead and tag everyone reading this post.

The Harry Potter Tag

HarryPotterThanks to Engie @ Musings from Neville’s Navel for tagging me in this one! I think it’s been a while since I was tagged for this one (oops) but I already had quite a few posts scheduled, so oh well.

Slight disclaimer: if for some strange reason you have been living in a hole most of your life and haven’t finished the Harry Potter series yet, there are spoilers in this post. You have been warned.

Anyway. Time for some Harry Potter appreciation!

Favorite book?

DeathlyHallowsUp until my last read (a few months ago, I think), I would’ve answered The Prisoner of Azkaban, mostly because it introduced two of my favorite characters at the time- Lupin and Sirius. And I still love The Prisoner of Azkaban, don’t get me wrong.

But I think that now I prefer The Deathly Hallows. I just love the way that everything you thought you knew about all the characters got twisted around (I’m actually not on Snape’s side any more, but that’s a conversation for another day). It’s a lot faster paced than Prisoner of Azkaban, and it’s… long. A more complex story. I like that.

HalfBloodPrinceFavorite film?

I actually… don’t remember the movies that well? It’s been a while since I watched them. But I do remember really liking how The Half Blood Prince was executed. They did a nice job mixing humor and creepiness, and I liked that. And it was also the first Harry Potter movie I saw in theaters! So it has a pretty special place in my heart, which is funny considering that I didn’t particularly like the book (I didn’t dislike it, it just… doesn’t really stand out to me).

Least favorite book?HarryPotter

Okay, don’t kill me here, but… I don’t really like The Sorcerer’s Stone. It all seems so cheesy to me? I mean, I get that that’s mostly because everyone is so young, but I just feel kind of bored by it. I love the entire series, really. But I like it most later in the series, when things get more three dimensional and layered. Everything is so black and white in The Sorcerer’s Stone.

Least favorite film?

Oh my god I HATE THE GOBLET OF FIRE ADAPTATION. They changed it so much and left out so many of the things I loved about the book? And I’m never going to forgive movie Harry for killing that dragon when he was clearly capable of getting the egg without killing a dragon in the book.


why would anybody want to hurt this little buddy?

Parts of the books/ movies that made you cry?

Well, a couple years ago, the moments when Snape’s backstory was revealed. But I’m over that now. That guy was a jerk and a creep, albeit maybe a little bit of a sympathetic jerk.

But anyway. I digress. Dumbledore’s death was one of the first scenes in a book to make me cry- I was in tears. These days, it’s usually Lupin and Tonks’ death (THEY DESERVED BETTER) but Dumbledore’s death still hurts a lot too.


LunaFavorite character?

ALL OF THEM (except for Snape, as I’m sure you’ve realized by now).

But if I had to pick one… probably Luna? I really like how everyone assumes she’s… well… loony, but she doesn’t let it get to her. Like, she’s creative and open minded, but a lot smarter than she seems. I also have a soft spot for Ginny and Neville and Hermione.

Least favorite character?

Take a wild guess.


The guy was an abusive, manipulative creep… but he’s still a bunch of people’s favorite character??? How about a little more love for Remus or Molly or literally anyone but Snape.


Favorite quote?

I… honestly don’t know? I have a lot, and I don’t have time to go back and reread the books to find my favorite. So for now, I’m just going to go with one that I remember- “We’ve all got light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on, that’s who we really are.” -Sirius Black

Least favorite quote?

“Always.” I’m actually seriously considering writing up a post on how much I hate Snape because I have a lot of feelings on this.

Favorite music from the films?

I don’t really know? But I do love Hedwig’s Theme.

What would your patronus be?

A mantis shrimp. The things are beautiful and can see waaaay more colors than any other animal we know of (including humans), but they’re also, like, super vicious. You should seriously Google them, because I can’t do them justice.


I’ve also once had a friend tell me that I looked like “a murderous fairy princess” so I feel like a mantis shrimp would be an accurate patronus for me.

If you could have the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which would you choose?

I don’t know. The Elder Wand sounds cool, but I feel like it would be more trouble than it’s worth? So I’d probably go with the Invisibility Cloak.

SlytherclawWhich house would you be in?

Honestly, I’m not sure? I’m pretty ambitious and I have big dreams- I want to do something big with my life, make the world a better place- so I feel like Slytherin would be pretty fitting. But then I feel like creativity is a pretty pivotal part of my personality, so maybe Ravenclaw?

If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?


If you were on the Quidditch team, what position would you play?

I’d like to say Keeper. But, honestly, I doubt that I’d be on the team. I’m not the most coordinated of people- my talents (and interests) lie elsewhere.

Were you happy with the ending?

In a way? I mean, it felt satisfying, but EVERYONE I LOVED DIED (okay, not everyone, but almost everyone).

How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

It means everything to me, honestly.

It’s life.


I’m feeling lazy right now, so… I’m going to tag whoever is reading this post!

The 777 Challenge

I was tagged to do the 777 Challenge by Evi @ Adventuring Through the Pages (thank you!). The gist of it seems to be that you go to page seven of your current work in progress, copy and paste the first seven lines into a blog post, and then tag seven people to do the same.

The piece I’m using for this is a short story, Huntresses (although that title is probably bound to change), that I’m working on. Think modernized Greek mythology as a family drama-ish thing, starring Artemis as the lead of an angry girl band.

Anyway, here goes!

The door opens after what seems like an eternity. The guy standing there as just the same as I remembered- uneven stubble, a mop of curly black hair, and dark brown skin. He leans to one side, propping himself up with a crutch. There’s also a concerned expression on his face, but I expected that.

“Artemis?” Hephaestus asks hesitantly. “What are you doing here?”

“I need a place to crash.” I explain.

“Oh.” He pauses for a moment, then nods. “Okay. You can stay in Aphrodite’s room.”

Something about this statement- especially the plain, matter of fact way in which he says it- strikes me as odd (why wouldn’t Aphrodite be home, at this time?), but I dismiss the confusion and step past him, into the house. I’m too tired to think very hard, but I do manage to remember something Apollo had told me- how Aphrodite would cheat on Hephaestus shamelessly with his brother, Ares.

“Down the hallway. Second door on the right.” he says simply, like he takes in bedraggled half siblings all the time. Maybe he does. Wouldn’t be all that shocking, considering our family.

I think that I fell asleep the moment my head hit the pillow.

I’m tagging A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts, The Writing Hufflepuff, Twist in the Taile, and anyone else who wants to do this!

The 777 Challenge

I’m so sorry for the lack of posts lately! I’ve been really busy lately and just haven’t been able to get around to finishing any posts. Because of that, I figured that I would to a really quick tag today, the 777 Tag. I was kinda-sorts tagged for it by Horse Feathers (thank you!)- they didn’t technically tag anyone, but they did write that if you read the post then you should consider yourself tagged, so that counts, right?


Anyway, the rules for the 777 Challenge are basically that you go to page seven of your current work in progress, scroll down to line seven, and share the next seven lines. Then you tag seven other bloggers to do it on their own blogs, but since I’m in a bit of a rush right now (as I mentioned earlier) I’m just going to tag everyone reading this right now, like Horse Feathers did.

So, here goes- seven lines from my very, very rough draft of Show Me a Hero!

“You’ve got to give me a chance!” I screeched at their turned backs. “Please! You’ve got to help me!”

There was no response. I was left in the lab, staring at the door.


I glanced at the test tube once more- bitterly- before heading down the hall to Ada’s room. I knocked on the door, twice, softly, and whispered “Ada? Can I come in?”

“Nope.” my little sister muttered, but I entered anyway.

“I just wish that they would stop getting on my case.” she whispered to me after a moment. “I’m not like them. I’m not like you. I’m just… normal.”

I stopped herself from laughing just in time. “Well, it looks like we have the exact opposite problems, then.”

Like I said, everyone reading this is tagged. What’s one of your favorite lines from your current work in progress?

The Social Media Book Tag

I wasn’t tagged to do this, but I found it from Clockwork Desires! I’m not going to tag anyone (because I wasn’t technically tagged), but feel free to do it on your own blog if you want to.


Twitter: a book you want to share with the world

I think everyone in the world needs to go read Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis now. Like, right this instant. It’s probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. Although it isn’t perfect from a critical viewpoint, the story is absolutely amazing, the characters are wonderful, and it’s super diverse! If that hasn’t persuaded you, then I don’t know what will.


Facebook: a book you really enjoyed that was recommended by someone else

My parents recommended the Harry Potter series to me when I was in third grade and I’m so glad that they did. The Harry Potter books have been by my side ever since and I really don’t know where I’d be without them. They basically helped to shape who I am today. So, thank you to my wonderful parents to recommending it to me.


Tumblr: a book you read before blogging, but haven’t raved much about on your blog

Erm… a lot of them, I guess, but I don’t think I could really give many exact titles. I really loved the Warriors books when I was younger, but, I mean, I’m pretty much over them by now. I would have raved about them years ago, but I don’t love them nearly as much today. So… I guess the Harry Potter series again? Or maybe Anne McCaffrey’s books. I read a couple of those before I started blogging and loved them.


MySpace: a book you don’t plan on re-reading

Hild by Nicola Griffith, no question! I finished the book, but only because I was more than halfway through when I realized how much I hated it and figured that I might as well just get to the end. So, yeah, technically it wasn’t a DNF (did not finish), but it definitely wasn’t worth a reread.


Instagram: a book with a gorgeous, picture-worthy cover

I really, really love the cover for Cinder by Marissa Meyer! It has a simplistic, beautiful look to it, and it immediately catches your attention, but it’s not overhaul. It’s pretty, and it also makes you curious about what’s inside the book- which is exactly what a cover is supposed to do!



YouTube: a book you’d like to see made into a movie

I actually did a tag about this a while back, so I’ll try to come up with something different here. Maybe Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! It could be the new YA rage instead of, say, The Maze Runner. And it’s a pretty popular book, so who knows, it might actually happen!

Which books would you like to see made into movies? And what are some of your favorite book covers?

The Book Lover’s Questionnaire Tag

Many thanks to Horse Feathers for tagging me in this!


Do you have a specific place for reading?

I’m not really all that picky, but I do have two spaces that I especially like. One of them is on my bed… mostly just because it’s familiar and comfy. The other on our couch. There’s this perfect spot in the corner where I can lean back on the cushy part and also prop up my arms on both sides so it’s really nice for reading and writing. And there’s an end table right next to me for tea and stuff.


Bookmark or random piece of paper?

It used to be random pieces of paper, but I’ve luckily gotten back into the habit of using actual bookmarks. My brother, on the other hand, will use anything nearby, including blankets and other books.

Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?

Usually I’m fine with just stopping in the middle of the chapter. I have a somewhat decent memory so I can usually figure out where I left off pretty quickly. Sometimes I’ll use needing to finish the chapter as an excuse to finish reading, though.


Music or TV while reading?

I can’t focus with the TV on, especially if it’s something that I enjoy. Sometimes if it’s really bad then I can read, but that’s about it. I do listen to music while I’m reading, though. I’m almost always listening to music, honestly.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes. Usually just a glass of water and a bowl of Goldfish or something (I freaking love Goldfish). I also read while I eat sometimes. A lot of my older books, like Harry Potter, have food stains on the pages from that, but over the years I’ve gotten better at it and by now I can almost always keep my books clean when I read while eating.

One book at a time or several?

I can only read one novel at a time without getting distracted, but I can read books of different genres and still keep them all straight in my head. Usually I’m reading a novel, a comic book, and a nonfiction book at basically any given time. Sometimes I just need to tell myself “okay, no more comics until you finish this novel” but I mean I can usually read several books at a time as long as they’re different genres.

Reading at home or elsewhere?

I’m kind of easily distracted unless I’m SUPER into whatever I’m doing at the moment, so it’s usually easier for me to focus when I’m at home and have a stable work environment.


Read out loud or silently?

I absolutely loathe reading out loud. I have a bit of a stutter (one of the many reasons why I love drama and acting- I know exactly what to say and so I don’t stutter) and so reading out loud is always kind of awkward, especially if I’m reading it for the first time. Reading in my head just feels more comfortable, you know?

Do you read ahead or skip pages?


But seriously. I never, ever read ahead. It ruins the book.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I always crack the spine. It’s one of my worst habits with books and I’d really like to stop doing it, but I can never figure out how to comfortably read a paperback without cracking the spine.

Do you write in your books?

I tried doing it once in third grade and I felt so horrible afterwards and up until recently I’d never done it again. Now I have to do it for certain school assignments and write annotations in my books (although they usually end up less like “scholarly notes” and more like “snide comments”). I kind of enjoy it, really, but I still doubt that I’d do it unless I had to.

I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but feel free to do this if you want to!