Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Tra la la, tra la la.

I haz been a terrible blogger. Life, editing, and job careers have been plaguing my mind. Do you wonder why I have no fingernails?
So I 'm taking a LEAP into Devil-May-Care Land, and answering these that John asked me awhile ago for HIS tag. However, since I've already done this tag, I'm not going to actually DO the tag again, with the whole eleven random facts about me, eleven questions to answer, and eleven questions to ask nominees. Instead, I'm just answering John's questions. Because I like John.

HERE are his questions:

1. What Cartoons do you like?
I love Robin Hood and Sleeping Beauty best. If we're talking any random animation (like computer animated rather than the old Disney cartoons) I love any Pixar film you throw at me. Some I like better than others, but for the most part I loves them ALL. Muchly.



2. Do you like cats?
I like cats that purr and behave themselves. I don't like cats that scratch, lick my arm, don't purr, and act nasty when I want to pet them.

3. Do you read lots of books at once or just one?
I love to have a book open in every room. Just in case I misplace one, I have another to read right away.

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4. Do you watch the Merlin show?
Not yet. I've seen most of Series One. I shall resume those soon, hopefully! L)

5. The Doctor Who show?
TOTALLY! (Eleven is my fav'rite.)


6. Sherlock show?
YES YES YES! I adores Sherlock and John muchly.


7. Do you swim or sink like the Titanic?
I swim like Fezzik in Princess Bride.

8. Do you have a real job? Is it scary?
I had a real job, I do not have one right now, but I'm praying I'll find a real job soon even though I do NOT like real jobs. I like to stay at home and be invisible. The world is not a nice place to introverts like me.

9. Have you read Redwall? or any of the books?
I have read ALL the Redwall books! I even met Mr. Brian Jacques once. He was so cool!

I WANT these!!!

10. Do you like picnics?
I love picnics. I like having chicken and apples on picnics.

11 Do you like ants at picnics?
No. They crawl into unexpected places and make me itch.

Thank you for the tag, John! I hope you have a lovely day now. :)

And same to the rest of you readers. Have a nice day, and talk to you later! :)

God bless!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Taggety Taggety Tag Tag Tag!

Can you guess what happened to me? (Come on, wasn't the title glaringly obvious!?)

That's right! Miss Jack Lewis Baillot from the blog, However Improbable, has tagged me with a verrah fun tag. THANK you, Jack!

The Guardian

Here are the RULES! You can't do these things without RULES!!!

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site. (Linked and thanked. Thank you, Jack!)
2. Post 11 random things about yourself. (Hurray! Eleven! The number of my fav'rite doctor. :-)
3. Answer 11 questions from the person who tagged you. (Still Eleven!)
4. Ask the people you tag 11 questions. (Eleven, Eleven, Eleven!)
5. Nominate 11 other blogs. (Best. Number. Ever!)


1.) I am the fifth child in my family.

2.) The Avengers (specifically Iron Man, Captain America and Hawkeye), The Adventures of Tintin (Tintin and Haddock equally), The Narnia movies (especially the Voyage of the Dawn Treader - SO MUCH Catholic symbolism!), The Lord of the Rings movies (specifically the characters Faramir, Frodo, and Eowyn) , Doctor Who (specifically the 11th Doctor), Sherlock and John, Psych (specifically Shawn) and Leverage (specifically ELIOT!!!) are some of my currently favourite movies. I could watch those over and over again. I have many more movies and TV shows that I could go on about, but these are my comfort shows. :)

3.) I get cold easily. For this reason, I do not like snow.


4.) I like to drink my water with a little bit of lemon juice.

5.) I made myself an outfit out of gorgeous red material. It is my Iron Man outfit. One day I will get golden sandals to wear with it, and I might make myself an Arc Reactor out of clay. How cool would THAT be?

6.) I watched Les Miserables. The songs seemed to rush into the next rather faster than I liked, which is, actually, really my only complaint against it. However, I loved how they made the musicality of this musical so much better, and for the first time ever I sympathized with Fantine. My favourite characters were Jean Valjean, and Javert. My second favourite was probably Eponine and Fantine. I wasn't crazy about the barricade boys. Cosette and Marius were sweet. I LOVED the Catholicism portrayed throughout the story!

7.) I would rather watch a bunch of TV shows, one after another, than a full-length movie. Unless I'm in the mood for a movie. In which case, please stick the Avengers into the DVD player. Thank you.


8.) I LOVE Iron Man. (Please, do not post a snarky comment about why YOU don't happen to like him. I like him. End of story.)

9.) I love fantasy names that begin with A's and V's for girls, and B's for boys.

10.) Jamie Bell has J.B. initials! Other favoured and cool people with these initials are Jason Bourne, James Bond, and James J. Braddock. J. and B. are COOL initials!

11.) The Eleventh Doctor is my favourite. :) (Same as with Iron Man, do not leave a snarky comment, or even a condescending one, about why you don't like him as much as Ten. I like him. End.)



1. The Doctor shows up and asks you to be his companion at the same time Sherlock asks you to be his blogger. Who'd you pick?
Probably the Doctor, (primarily the Eleventh Doctor) because he appears to enjoy life more. I think that, if I were Sherlock's blogger, I'd be spending a lot of time hunched over my computer, yelling at him to go away and stop breathing over my neck as I typed. I HATE that!

2. In the great Clara debate, who do YOU think she is. (And if you don't know who Clara is...I've two words for you. No, three. Watch Doctor Who.)
I think she is Not A Pond.

3. You're falling off a building, which Avenger do you want to save you?
In this order, either:
Iron Man
Captain America

4. Would you go for a ride in a cold, hot air balloon?
Cold, hot air balloon. COLD, hot air balloon. COLD. I don't like cold. (See picture under number three random fact.) Maybe if I was able to bring a massive blanket. And a portable heater. And a mug of coffee. And a coffee maker. And hand warmers.

5. Does your wardrobe lead to Narnia?


6. You meet an Alien who is about to kill you. Do you offer him a Jelly Baby or run?
It depends if I were an alien as well. Specifically a fourth reincarnation of an alien. Then, out would come the Jelly Babies! Also, it depends on the kind of alien. Were it an alien from the first nine doctors, I would totally just offer a Jelly Baby. The later aliens would give me pause. I might have to run from them. Especially the Silence. They were a particularly creepy kind of alien.

7. If your best friend faked his death to save your life, then popped up a year later to inform you he was still alive, would you faint or punch him?
Both. I would faint in amaze, and when I came to I would punch him. How dare he cause me such anguish?

8. Buttered popcorn or plain?
Lightly buttered popcorn, no salt. Make sure it's crunchy.

9. Have you ever had a flip phone in your position and wished to yell, "Beam me up, Scotty!" into it?
ALWAYS!!!!! (Did you know that particular phrase was never used in the Star Trek series? Variations of it were, such as "Beam us up, Scotty," or "Beam me up, Mr. Scot," or, "Scotty, beam me up!" But never that actual, "Beam me up, Scotty!" phrase. Nerdy, yes?)

10. What is your favouritest book?
Ergh! I cannot say! Anything by Diana Wynne Jones, J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques, or Patricia McKillip. I am currently in love with Megan Whalen Turner's THE THIEF.

11. It is raining, do you go for a walk in it or sit by the fire with hot chocolate and a good book?
They don't call me Cat for no reason! I'll wait in the house, sitting by the fire with hot chocolate and a fantasy novel.



1.) What sort of *real* animal would you enjoy being able to shape shift into? What about a *fantasy* animal?

2.) How quickly do you form opinions on fictional characters, and is your opinion subject to change if the character reveals an unexpected and hitherto unknown side to his personality?

3.) Given the chance, would you drop everything and fly to Italy, or would you rather have a few weeks to prepare, at least?

4.) Do you know they difference between alligators and crocodiles?

5.) Did you answer the above question on your own, or did Google assist you?

6.) How many books do you think you own?

7.) If you had a choice, which would you be more likely to buy in Barnes and Nobles: books, or music, or TV shows?

8.) How many TV shows are you catching up on right now?

9.) Did you always want to be an archer before Hunger Games, The Avengers, and Brave made it "cool" again?

10.) Who is your favourite actor/actress right now?

11.) If you had to choose between steak, fish, and chicken, which would you choose?

Savage Chickens

For this tag, I'm tagging:
1.) Arda
2.) Rose
3.) Kelly
4.) Another Kelly :)
5.) AmandaBeth
6.) Shaylynn
7.) Caitria
8.) Claudine
9.) Emily
10.) Terrie
11.) Allyn

All right, happy people! Go! Confront the Tag! Answer! Re-tag!

And call me when you get back, darlings, I enjoy our visits. :)

God bless!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Completely Random Stuff

I think I over analyze too much. How about you? Do you over analyze?

I'm over analyzing right now, thinking, "Is over analyze spelled as one word (overanalyze... which is, by the way, underlined in red, courtesy of Blogger's spell check, but which is spelled right judging by dictionary.com), spelled with a hyphen (over-analyze) or as two separate words (over analyze)?

**A small pause while several people reading this post go to dictionary.com, murmuring to themselves, "What does over analyze (overanalyze, over-analyze) mean, anyway?" (New Tab. Tappety tappety tap. Enter. Click. Tappety tappety tap. Enter.) "Aha!"**


For instance, I don't know about you, but I think I get hung up on those little tiny details that most people wouldn't notice, but which seem incredibly, glaringly obvious to me. Those silly little things that drive me crazy trying to come up with a reason for WHY such a thing is such a way.

Like magic.

If I have magic users in a book, where did the magic come from? Why can people use it? HOW is it used? What sort of ceremony must be used in conjunction with this phenomenon? And on and on and on.

It makes us cranky, precious, yes, cranky. It makes us become glum and darkly philosophical. It makes us think bitter thoughts like this:

Sometimes life is like those first two or three chapters of a manuscript. Nothing is happening. The scene is being set for the future thrills that will happen (we hope) later on in the novel. You read through those chapter, waiting for the good parts to happen. Most of the time, books take off and lead you into the most fabulous adventure! Hurray! Other times, it is the most depressingly, time-wasting book that goes nowhere, does nothing, and doesn't resolve anything.

Sort of like your life.

It makes us browse YouTube in a depressed kind of way. It leads us to strange blogs that makes us blink and go, What? It makes us listen to videos like this:

And this:

And this:

I think this wee young man is weirder  than I am, which is saying a lot. Seriously, who really spends their time making weird videos in a Gollum voice?!?!?! I mean, really!

The sad thing, these stupid videos are so addicting. I'm listening to Mad World right now, and chuckling like a fool.

But that's all for now. I'm up to chapter 10 in revision, so maybe I'll leave this post feeling like an all around nicer, better, happier person.

Or not. Enjoy your Weeping Angels.

God bless you in the future


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