The Original Outstanding Blogging Award

So, yes, I’m doing another tag. But in my defense, I was actually tagged this time!

Heh.

I’m sorry for doing so many tags lately! It is what it is. 🙂 Thanks to the one and only Jenna for tagging me!

The rules

Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5) (Will do.)

Answer the questions provided.

Create 7 unique questions. (‘oh fun!’ I say sarcastically, because this is always the hardest part of tags for me)

Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated. (I’ll try to tag as many people as I can, I guess.)

At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

1. Would you rather be a vegetarian or only eat meat?

Okay. It’d be so hard for me to do either, but going vegetarian sounds MUCH more sustainable and healthy than eating only meat. Meat would get really tiring to eat after a while, while with vegetarian meals, you get a lot of choices to pick from! Also, I literally CANNOT GO WITHOUT PASTA. I WOULD DIE.

2. What’s a habit you’d like to break?

I don’t know. There are kind of several? But one I had to break recently was going on social media too often. Specifically, Tumblr. The takes are just so bad, everyone gets so angry all the time, and everyone makes stuff up. I did kind of manage to break the habit, though! So it doesn’t really count. i’m sorry i just can’t think of anything right now

(Okay, the REAL answer is that I would like to go on the internet less often but shh I absolutely do not have an internet addiction. That is nonsense.)

3. What’s your biggest unpopular opinion (about anything)?

Oh God! I have a lot, but I don’t know which unpopular opinion is the one I feel strongest about.

I don’t know if this is an unpopular opinion or something literally everyone agrees with, but Twitter should be deleted from existence. Everyone hates each other on there, it’s even worse than Tumblr. Why on earth would you give humans 140 characters to make points and clarify things and expect that to go well?

4. What’s something that encouraged and/or inspired you this year?

The Untamed! It’s literally the best TV show/drama in existence, y’all. (Okay saying ‘y’all’ was so weird I’m never doing that again.) Wei Wuxian’s arc is so affirming to me as a mentally ill queer person? It just…His arc really is all about healing and I’m here for it. The writing in this show was so good and really held up! And yeah, since it’s a Chinese drama and they have to deal with censorship laws, the two main characters never kiss or even say that they’re in love, but it was adapted from a BL novel and the show really put in the extra work to make it clear that these characters!! love each other!! It was beautiful.

Anyway, I want to do a full review but I suddenly forgot everything about how to review and just #help

5. If you could meet three fictional characters, who would they be and why?

Oh! I really like this question! I assume that I can’t answer with my own characters, which I absolutely would if I could. I wish I could answer more than three! Because, let’s be real, there are a LOT of characters I’d love to meet.

So, let’s see…(I will try not to only nominate emo guys)

  1. Wei Wuxian

He’s the best and he really reminds me of myself! I love him so much. He’s indescribable.

2. Either Zuko or Toph

I like both these characters equally. Everyone in Avatar was good, but these two really were on another level. I just…I LOVE THEM BOTH HELP. I can’t choose between them.

3. Oh heck…Guinevere

It might be a bit weird answering her, because she’s a character from a cycle of legends and she kind of has a lot of different versions and ways you can portray her. But I love her! I adore her! I don’t care.

But there really are so many characters I’d love to meet, though. Xie Lian. Kate Winslow. Seon-Ho Yeon. There’s just so MANY.

6. If you could get three authors to write a book together, who would they be and why?

Well, first of all, the question doesn’t specify whether the author has to be living or dead! So my first pick would be Jane Austen.

Frankly, this question is kind of hard because I have NO idea how well any authors would work together, but you know what? I’m just going to answer kind of randomly. I also really liked a book I read by Roshani Chokshi! Her prose is the best.

I read Hafsah Faizal’s book We Hunt the Flame this year and I liked it so MUCH?? It was really good? So yeah, definitely either her or Margaret Rogerson, because I’ve been loving her books too!

I have…no idea what this theoretical book would end up being like, but it’d be something, that’s for sure.

7. (hehe yes I’m asking this question again it’s important okay?) Are you #teamwaffles or #teampancakes?

TEAM PANCAKES TEAM PANCAKES. The superior breakfast food. 😊

So *long sigh* I guess it’s time for me to come up with seven unique questions. At five-thirty in the morning. Why do I do this to myself

  1. So…opinions on Morgan le Fey and Mordred (the more involved the better, in fact)
  2. Who is the one character to rule them all in Avatar: The Last Airbender
  3. Do you feel sorry for Azula because she’s a child soldier, or do you hate her because she’s, like…an actual monster
  4. Do authors behaving badly make you reconsider their work that you like, and if so, what’s the line for you
  5. Who’s your favorite mythological/folkloric female character who has historically been portrayed in a negative light
  6. What’s your favorite song not sung in English
  7. Rec your favorite diverse fantasy novels (yes this isn’t a question just go with it)

As for the people I tag (I really don’t know if I’m going to be able to get to ten but I’ll try):

Sarah

Vaishnavi

Megan

Kenzie

Sophie

Abi

Ash

Okay that’s it if I tag anyone more I will die. No pressure to do this tag, of course.

Anyway, I loved Jenna’s questions so much. Fangirl over Avatar with me in the comments because I’m currently watching it with my little sister (she hasn’t seen it yet and we had to rectify that as soon as possible)

24 thoughts on “The Original Outstanding Blogging Award

  1. ZUKO AND TOPH YES YES YAAAASS. I love those babies so very much. *hugs them tight* *realizes how unkindly they would take to hugs*

    I could not live on meat. Uh-uh, nope, never. And I’m with you on needing to step back from the computer screen, too. *deep sigh*

    Thanks for the tag! Your questions are so much fun. By which I mean, they’re gonna be torture for an indecisive Avatar fangirl to answer, but hey fangirls like being tortured with indecisiveness, right?

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    • THEY ARE THE ACTUAL BEST. I unfortunately kind of identify with Zuko (in being ridiculously awkward and grumpy, that is). And Toph is a twelve-year-old bad*ss! How can we not love them?

      I would get so sick of meat if I had to live on it. And yeah…the computer can definitely be a real temptation. Heh.

      You’re welcome!! Lmao I hope the questions don’t torture you too much (but yes indecisiveness is painful but talking about your faves is FUN)

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  2. That meat/vegetarian question is CRUEL. I would totally pick vegetarian (I need variety), but…..I really really really like chicken!!!!

    Having tea with Guinevere would be so cool, man…
    Or like…there might have been a historical King Arthur, so if there was a historical Guinevere it would be cool to meet her just because…she’s a queen who got turned into a whole legend and it would be interesting how similar she was to the Guinevere of myth. I assume not very similar. I also think I have heard she is a later addition to the tales (or…was that just Lancelot?), so maybe she wasn’t a real queen, IDK. IDK WHERE I’M GOING WITH THIS, BUT MEETING GUINEVERE WOULD BE COOL.

    #teamwaffles

    Thank you for tagging me, I love your questions. I mean. I keep acquiring tags that require homework, like, I shall now have to go watch Avatar so I can answer them… but I’ve been wanting to watch Avatar anyway so it is a win-win. XD

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    • I know right? Same.

      Yes!!! Absolutely! It’d be so cool. I honestly have no idea what the historical Guinevere or the inspiration for the character (if she even existed in the first place) would be like. Her character has gone to so many various extremes over the centuries, and I have no idea which one would be closer to actual history. I think she has more of a case for being based off of someone real than Lancelot? She showed up in Geoffrey of Monmouth, and she’s in some Welsh poems that MIGHT be pretty old. Lancelot was most likely invented by Chretien de Troyes. But honestly, all the characters are on pretty shaky historical ground (except I think Gawain and maybe Ywain had real life inspiration? As well as some minor character kings like Uriens and…maybe Lot? It’s been a while since I read about this. There was a real fort at Tintagel during the sixth century though! It’s really weird how little bits of accurate information get passed down through completely inaccurate stories). But anyway, yes, Guinevere is cool and I love her.

      I like waffles! I just have a preference for pancakes.

      You haven’t watched Avatar? YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD. The character arcs are SO good, and the show gets better and better as it goes on.

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  3. I JUST started watching Avatar:The Last Airbender for the first time and I am on episode five of the first season! I had heard great things about it from several people and I am so glad to finally be watching it!!! I was smitten right of the bat by the flying bison. And the penguins…

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  4. after seeing all the excitement and hype for it (and after hearing my sister constantly talk about it lmao), i just started watching ATLA and i’m really enjoying it so far!! also, i agree that Twitter can be such a toxic place :(( omg team pancakes all the way 😎

    this was such a great post, and thank you so much for tagging me!! ❤❤

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