The Infinity Dreams Award

September 16, 2015

Hello, dear readers! The wonderfully talented Christina Im at Fairy Skeletons has passed on the Infinity Dreams Award blog tag to me. Thank you so much, Christina! She is a major sweetheart and I highly suggest you check out her blog and writings! So here's how it works:

  • Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  • Tell us eleven facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.


1. I have an obsession with the films of Wes Anderson. If you've known me for all of five minutes, I've probably already pressured you into watching one. My favorite is The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's a masterpiece in its own right and it's the pinnacle example of his storytelling style. My second favorite is The Fantastic Mr. Fox. But in addition to Wes Anderson, I love many directors with unique, whimsical, stylized, and distinct storytelling styles. If I'm not pushing Wes Anderson on you, I'm probably making you watch a Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, or Baz Luhrman film.

2. I do my best writing in the morning as soon as I sit down with my morning coffee.

3. I play music almost all day long. I'll listen to almost anything. Almost. No Murder Squash songs please.

4. I'm a fan of fairytales and folklore... the more obscure, the better! My favorite fairytale has always been Rumplestiltskin; I've been trying to write a retelling of it for a year.

5. Speaking of fairytales... I'm obsessed with Disney. I grew up on the animated films and those kinds of stories have always stayed with me. I was also so obsessed with Princess Jasmine when I was little, that when I turned three, I wore the Jasmine costume I got every day for a year. My mom was also the coolest and let me pick all my own clothes.**

6. I make a delicious chicken tortilla soup. Seriously.

7. I collect the Thor comic series. Lady Sif is my girl and IMHO she deserves her own film WAY before the Black Widow. I don't mean to throw shade on the Black Widow, I just think Sif has more dynamic backstory that has already gotten glossed over by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Oh yeah... I'm obsessed with Marvel. If Sifki is one of your secret OTPs, we should talk.

8. I love the Assassin's Creed video games!

9. I was born in Michigan.

10. I've recently gotten into steampunk, and recently joined The Punkettes blog as the Mythpunkette contributor. I have written a couple steampunk short stories, but I'm dying to work a steampunk aesthetic into a full-length novel.

11. I'm YA lit obsessed. No, that does not mean I love vampires and werewolves. Unless we're talking about Lord Akeldama and Lord Maccon, then that's a different story and an entirely different genre.

**Read I was a brat and my mom quickly learned to pick her battles.


If you could steal the wardrobe of one book character, whose would it be?

  • My first answer would be to say Aelin Ashryver Galathynius because who else is there with a better wardrobe? Because delicious dragon dresses. Because assassins suits. Because you know she has great taste in clothes but she'd also slip a dagger in-between the ribs of anyone who dared mess with her wardrobe. I'll leave Aelin's closet alone, but I'd definitely make a move on Lysandra's closet.
Your life has just become a novel! Write a short pitch for said novel.

  • One writer. One novel. The clock is ticking as Adelyn races to polish her manuscript and make her masterpiece worthy of the discerning eyes of agents and editors alike. But forces are against her. Tumblr and the Netflix are thieves of precious time, and Adelyn must vanquish both if she is ever to get her manuscript sent out.
What's your favorite foreign film?
  • I'll admit, I don't watch many foreign films and especially not recently. Does watching BBC almost exclusively count? I saw the New Zealand film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) last winter and it was freaking brilliant. It's a mockumentary about Vampires and it's hilarious. Also, on Netflix I loved the French romantic comedy Populaire (2012).
What does breakfast typically look like for you?
  • Coffee and a piece of fruit.
If you could make a PSA on any subject and have it broadcasted to the entire world, what would that subject be?
  • Probably about YA and the fact that it is legitimate genre for more than just what can be compared to John Green. Seriously. The books that have had the most impact on me and have inspired me to write have all been YA books. Seriously Seriously. YA =/= lower quality.
What is your stance on unicorns?

Favorite obscure word?

  • Tenuous. Adjective. Very weak or slight. Very slender or fine; insubstantial.
Who is your favorite non-human(ish) fictional character (think animals, robots, etc.)?
  • ABRAXOS! ABRAXOS! ABRAXOS! Can you tell I've been reading Queen of Shadows? He's my favorite flower-sniffing dragon of all time. I want a "My other ride is Abraxos" bumper sticker. But this answer might be cheating. I have a theory he's a Fae trapped in his animal form... which would be awesome!
Go back to the very first post you made on your blog. Is it cringe-worthy or surprisingly okay?
  • It's awesome! It's only about one of my favorite movies of all time: Bringing Up Baby.
You have to assemble a team of nine bloggers—including yourself—for a grand and dangerous adventure, Fellowship of the Ring-style. Who would you choose and why?
  • Oh dear! I'm not sure. You'd all have to compete in a series of tasks YA style to prove your skills for this epic adventure, that's for sure.
What is your favorite soup?
  • Gah! Soup is my favorite food group! I love a good Lobster Bisque, but for pure comfort, I'm going to say Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi soup.


I never have enough people to tag with these things, but here goes:

and anyone else who feels inclined to do the tag!


1. What is your Starbucks order?
2. What is your favorite Fairytale or Myth?
3. How do you find inspiration to write?
4. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
5. If you could only read the work of one author for the rest of your life, who would it be?
6. What is your Hogwarts house? Faction? District?
7. What was the last book that kept you up at night?
8. If we had to go on a Lord of the Rings-esque adventure, what skills would you bring to the table?
9. Describe your current WIP in 140 characters or less.
10. What is your myers-briggs personality type?
11. If you were a pie, what kind of pie would you be?


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  1. Oh my goodness, I so need to watch more Wes Anderson films. I think I've only seen The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I *adored* it, so clearly more of his films need to be on my to-watch list. And music completely fills my day as well (although I'm with you on murder squash—no thanks). Ahh, and fairytales, folklore, steampunk, and YA lit are basically my LIFE.

    Ahaha I was totally thinking of Aelin as I wrote that question :D (though you're probably right in leaving her clothes alone). I really love the Throne of Glass series (and ABRAXOS <3), and I can't *wait* to get my hands on Queen of Shadows. Also, your life-pitch and reaction-to-unicorns gif are both hilarious.

    Thank you so much for doing the tag; I hope you enjoyed it ;) (By the way, have I ever told you how much I admire your post graphics? Because I really, really do.)

    1. You really do!! If you like his storytelling style, then you'll like most of his films! And the music in the films are brilliant too!

      I'm so excited to read your rewrite of OTMS! I want all that Steampunk goodness! It's still going to be Steampunk right??

      Ah! Get your hands on QOS STAT because it was seriously amazing! AND I NEEDS PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH!

      Thanks again for tagging me! This was a lot of fun and I always put waaayyyy too much time into these tag posts!! AND THANKS FOR SAYING ABOUT THE GRAPHICS! I'm neurotic about maintaining a "branded look" on my blog:P Marketing habits die hard!

  2. Lobster Bisque sounds delicious!
    I haven't seen any Wes Anderson movies yet, though I've heard good things about all of them, especially The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom. I have seen most every animated Disney movie, though, and my favorites will always be The Emperor's New Groove, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, and Treasure Planet :)
    I've been wanting to get more into steampunk, too--I haven't read too many steampunk books, but Illusionarium by Heather Dixon was pretty good.
    Great post!

    1. IT IS! You can't go wrong with creamy lobster-y goodness — unless you're allergic to shellfish.

      SHUT UP! I LOVE THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE! It was a total surprise favorite for me! Every time I watch it, I find something new to laugh at! Kronk is my favorite! But I do like all the movies you listed!

      I haven't read the Illusionarium, but I've heard good things! It's been on my list! My suggestion for anyone wanting to get into Steampunk is to read Gail Carriger. Her style is... unique but I find her writing a hoot. She has a YA series I'm going to try, but I've read some of her adult novels. Be warned her Adult novels (at least the Soulless series) are on the steamy side;)

  3. Wait, I'm... I'm not the only one lowkey shipping Loki and Sif? :O Pls can has Lady Sif movie, Marvel? Pls?

    I'm not much of a foreign film buff, either, but I'mma recommend some foreign films for you. Because they are so perf! Okay, The Artist and Amelie I love, love, love! And La Belle et La Bete is really, really, really pretty. The story is good too, but I mean it's a super familiar story already. But it's like a darker retelling with French Regency and medieval gowns. Ugh, so pretty!

    Your GIF usage is on POINT!

    I can't wait to see what you do on The Punkettes blog! It looks so cool, and Mythpunk is like A++++ category! ;)

    1. You're not alone!!! The more I watch the movies and read the comics I've come to realize Thor doesn't deserve Sif. Nope. Nope. Nope. Plus her and Loki have this shared "Thor Complex" where he has always been this object of worship in their lives but they have both taken opposite routes in their relationship to Thor. Loki hates him. Sif obsesses over him. Seriously, I could analyze the relationship between those three for ages!

      Oooh! I've actually seen The Artist and it is such a great film!

      And thanks! I can't wait to post fun mythpunk (and all sorts of punk) things:)

  4. Arrived here from our mutual friend Christina's blog, and really, I can't believe I'm not following you already because we have SUCH similar tastes. GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL FTW. Seriously, I can't even articular how amazing that movie is. Fairytales + folktales are the best, especially for writing material. I have to admit I'm not super familiar with comic!Sif, but Loki/Sif fanfiction does capture my fancy more often than not.

    I FEEL YOUR LIFE NOVEL SO MUCH. (Life novel. I can't believe what I just typed.) And your stance on unicorns = on point. Congratulations on the award!

    1. Awesome! Thanks for stopping by! I'm always glad to find people with similar tastes! GRAND FREAKING BUDAPEST HOTEL! It is the movie of all movies for me! I love Loki/Sif fic! THE ANGST!

  5. I'm right there with you when it comes to Wes Anderson! Moonrise Kingdom is probably my favorite of his movies. Also, Disney movies are so magically wonderful. The nostalgia is strong with Disney.

    1. Sigh... this post makes me want to watch ALL THE MOVIES!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting:)


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