Thursday, May 12, 2016

Infinity Dreams Award

Thanks to Victoria over at The Endless Oceans of my Mind for the tag! This one seemed like fun, so here goes nothing!

Answer 11 Questions
Write 11 Questions
Tag 11 People

Who is your favorite superhero and why? 
So, the archery part of me says the Green Arrow, though part of me also dislikes him for betraying the recurvers and going over to the dark side of the compound bow. I also love Felicity in the TV series. Plus, it's sort of cool that he's a more or less "ordinary" guy and he's just out to save his city.

However, I also just watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier and I have to say, I love Cap's morals. And his wit. He's a guy who has great standards, but still has to deal with when some of them come into conflict, which I love.

If you had a whole day to yourself to do whatever you wanted, what would you do?
That depends largely on the day. Some of my favorite things to do are read, go for walks with my dog, do outdoorsy stuff with my family, swim, and do crafts.

Favourite Book of 2015?
Since I'm stealing this from Victoria, I'll keep the British spelling, even though it doesn't look right to my American eyes.

This is a really difficult one to pick. I think I'm going to go with A Cast of Stones, by Patrick W. Carr, since it looks the best off of my Good Reads favorites list that I read in 2015. In the non-fiction realm, I'm going to go with C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. 

If you could live anywhere outside of your country, where would you live?
This one is really difficult for me, as I've never been outside of my country. I'm going to go with Rohan.

Which genre do you write in the most?
It's probably a tie between dystopian and fantasy if you count all the drafts I've done on Crossfire and Crossroads and figure in the editing I've done. If you look at purely fresh material, fantasy probably wins by a hair, though I've done significantly less editing on those projects.

What's your favorite way to spend your evenings?
It differs whether I'm at college or home. At home, either reading/spending time with my family or shooting my bow outdoors. At college, reading or hanging out with a friend, especially if hanging out includes the bookstore or a hockey game.

Which accomplishment are you most proud of? 
Again, that's a difficult question to answer. Partly, I have a hard time deciding between various aspects of my life, but also because I'm one of those people who has a hard time sitting back and feeling satisfied with something.

I would say making the archery team at my university this year. I've only been shooting about a year and a half, so it was a huge deal for me to make it onto the competitive team. At the end of the year, I was voted "Most Improved", and that meant a lot to me.

If you could time travel (but not to the future), where and when would you go?
 Ack, another tough one. I'm going to say the signing of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776 in Philadelphia.

Briefly describe a usual day for you. 
I'll do a college Monday, as all I've done at home so far is lay around being sick.

Wake up at 6:30, be to the cafeteria when it opens at 7, wolf down some breakfast, and bike the mile to class. Change into my scrubs and chat with some of my classmates in the locker room, freak out over something I forgot to study for my morning quiz, and walk down to our classroom.

At 8, our morning dentistry quiz, and then we get our patients for the day, typically a beagle-mix dog that's stinky but super friendly. We give them their pre-dental cleaning exam, then go to one of our teachers for drug doses so we can knock them out and clean their teeth. Once they're groggy, we take them into the surgery suite, place a catheter, and then put them on anesthetic gas. At this point, I either help to clean the dog's teeth or monitor them while they're under.

Once their teeth are clean and they're back up and walking, we clean up our area and walk back upstairs, change, and eat some lunch. I typically chat with one of my classmates or work on homework. Then, I have Parasitology and Careers lectures. The first is interesting, the second, not so much.

I bike back to the dorm and, if I'm having a good day, work on homework for about an hour. If I'm lazy, I stare at the ceiling, trying to find motivation. Then it's time to eat a rushed dinner and go to History evening lecture. I work on homework for a little while, shower, and then read a bit before bed.

Okay, so that probably wasn't too brief. But there's a day in the life of a second year vet tech student.

Who is your favourite fictional character?
I'm going to have to go with Meg Murray, from A Wrinkle in Time. She's so imperfect and loveable. Her heart's in the right place, but she can't find a happy medium to save her life.

My 11 Questions:
1. What book are you currently reading and do you like it so far?
2. If you could live in any kingdom/place from a book, what would it be?
3. What was the most recent movie you saw in theaters?
4. What's one movie you really want to see, but haven't gotten around to it yet?
5. What's your dream job?
6. If you could meet any author, living or dead, who would it be and why?
7. If you could learn any language, what would you learn?
8.What band/ musical artist have you most recently discovered?
9. What's your favorite music to read or write to?
10. If you write, what's the best character name you've ever come up with? If you only read, what's the best book character name you've come across?
11. (The deepest question of all, right here, folks): What's your favorite color?

Thanks for reading! Feel free to steal the tag or answer some of the questions below!


  1. I love your answers! *high-fives for Captain America, who is amazing by the way* And sorry, I didn't even thing about the spelling! Although I'm glad you kept the spelling because it makes me feel like I'm slowly converting everyone to using 'u's in the right words. *evil laugh* Because "favourite" has a 'u'. Obviously. *rant over*

    AND YES. Can I come visit you in Rohan? Although I'm not very good with horses, we scare each other. I'll live in Gondor and hang out with Aragorn then visit you in Rohan every other weekend, then we can buy a house in the Shire and go there every year for the summer. (I totally have not planned this all out.)

    Your day sounds super interesting. You're so lucky that you get to work with animals! And congrats on making the archery team and doing so well!

    And now I'm going to answer some of your questions, because why stop at a long comment, right? What's wrong with a novella for a comment? Nothing, I tell you!

    1. The Jungle Book. It's really entertaining and the world building is great, but he has problems with switching tense sometimes and each MC of the different stories is basically the same person but as a different animal. (Also saw the new movie and LOVED it.)
    2. Oh, this is hard. I'm going to say Narnia, but ask me again in like a week and I'll have a different answer.
    5. Author.
    7. I'd want to be fluent in French.
    8. Relient k, who rocks. Before that it was Owl City (and I'm in love).
    10. My character names usually suck because I Google "girl names" and basically chose a random one that sounds right for my character. However, I do have two characters (siblings) whose names I'm proud of. They're both Canadian characters named after Canadian actors, and the brother's name is Ryan (like Ryan Reynolds) and the sister's name is Anna (from Anna Paquin). It's a lame thing that no one but me (and now you) will ever know, but it makes me happy.
    11. Purple. Anywhere from lilac to a dark, royal purple.

    So. Now that I've written a million words... Sorry about the long comment :/ But I really enjoyed reading this!

    1. No prob! Thanks for answering my questions, too!

      I like the Rohan/Gondor/Shire plan you came up with. (Truth be told, I'm not all that comfortable around horses myself).

      Purple's my favorite color, too! *High five* No wonder we get along so swimmingly!

      Thanks for the comment! (And no worries about its length!)


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