Super Septic Lobster Award

Thanks very much to Matthew of Normal Happenings for tagging myself as well as all of the other contributors of The Games that Defined Us in this Super Septic Lobster Award! Or… OK, apparently it’s called the (Super Specific) Liebster Award -I can’t keep all these cool, fancy award names straight XD

 

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Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blog posting:

I love blogging because I can share my thoughts and ideas on things I am passionate about with the world! I’ve only been blogging on here for a few months, but I’ve already met some super cool people and joined some awesome collaborative projects. I truly enjoy writing, so it’s a good fit for me. My blog is also a time capsule I can look back on for the memories, as well as something I can share with people when they ask things like “why do you like cosplay”, “why do you love vampires so much”, or “how long have you been a SHINee fan?”

Provide 10 random facts about yourself.

  1. I just ate some butter chicken!
  2. My Dad calls me “scrawney” but I don’t think I’ve ever been what you could call scrawney…
  3. My left eye has really poor vision but apparently my right eye is 20/20 (last I checked, anyway) so it compensates for my bad eye.
  4. I considered getting laser eye surgery for my bad eye but decided against it when I found out that it would make it a lot harder to wear costume contact lenses (because cosplay>ocular health…)
  5. I have a small piece of New Brunswick rock embedded above my left cheekbone from a bad bike accident when I was 11 years old.
  6. My family “smuggled” our pet rats across the country when we moved because rats aren’t allowed in Alberta. We told the Air Canada security people that they were hamsters or something, and they didn’t really investigate. (We would have been a hysterical mess if they took our rats away, so i’m glad it worked out…)
  7. Last year I went to Japan and I still think lovingly about Japan every single day.
  8. I’ve been slowly but steadily working on learning basic conversational Japanese for several years.
  9. I’ve never eaten a food that I wouldn’t try again.
  10. I can’t help myself when it comes to sweets, so I don’t buy them often- when they’re in the house I devour them way too quickly!

Super Specific Questions

  1. Ask your best friend/significant other to make an annoying animal sound. How did they react, and what animal did they imitate?I don’t even have to ask, because I can already hear the beleaguered goat sound Dustin would make. I know it to be so. I will test this later…*I tested it later*.:
    Dustin, driving home, on bluetooth: Hello?
    Shauna: Hun, make an annoying animal sound.
    Dustin: *prolongued silence* uh…
    Shauna: Just do it. Any animal.
    Dustin: …. “HOOOOOUUUNNAAANNNNKK”
    Shauna: What… what IS that?
    Dustin: It’s a cow!

    Ok, so I was close.
    I then told him I thought he would make a goat sound.
    At first he said “I don’t know how to make a goat sound?”
    Then I made a goat sound, and he blurted “BAAEEEHEHHHEHHE” as if remembering a long-lost bovidae secret.


  2. *POOF* I am your barista. Order your favorite coffee shop beverage exactly as you would in real life.

    “Hi um… can I please get a chai tea latte? Oh err, the one that means medium heh, I can’t remember what it’s called. Great, thanks. OH, and this peanut butter cup thing too please. No that’s ok, I will eat it right now. Great. Thanks!”


  3. Do numbers have personalities in your mind? If so, tell me about the personality of the number 6. What’s it’s story? What kind of disposition does it have?
    Six isn’t afraid of seven. She’s so tired of people making that joke. In fact, she’s about to snap! She has a secret room in her basement that the other numbers have started rumors about. “It’s a torture chamber!” they whisper, “no, I heard it’s a kinky bdsm dungeon, you know they call her Sadistic Six right?” Meanwhile Six bides her time, musing “They think i’m afraid? Heh, I’ll show them what it means to be afraid…”


  4. What is your favorite movie title? Not your favorite movie, just the title, irrespective of the quality of the film. 

    “Malkovich’s Hole” (Coincidentally though, I do love that movie)


  5. Story time! Your best friend suddenly finds themselves in the body of your least favorite animal. Craft a story of five sentences or less with this unfortunate predicament as a central plot mechanic. Bonus points if it’s the same animal they chose to imitate.
    I’ve been thinking and thinking and thinking and I honestly can’t think of a least favorite animal!
    I just… I love all animals T-T
    Well, since he makes goat sounds, let’s go with goat.S: Honey, you’re a goat!
    D: Baeeaaaahhh
    S: You know that goats are sometimes associated with the devil, right. Are you a Satan worshiper?
    D: BEEAAAHHHEEHHHH
    S: I challenge you to a rock off!!! Give me one chance to rock your socks off!!! 

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  6. Tell me. Do Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo?
    If you give credence to lexical ambiguity, they sure do!(Thanks for getting me to curiously google buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo and find this interesting ted-ed!)


  7. Tell us about the most boring game show you could ever imagine.
    A game called “Truth Or Trump?!” where Trump’s tweets and video clips are shown: contestants raise a sign up to show their guess of if what Donald Trump is saying is TRUTH or a LIE, and whoever gets the most right wins a small loan of a million dollars.It would be extremely boring because there would be no contest; everything that man says is a lie!


  8. Useless Superpower Bedbug: The Return!
    Which of the following useless superpowers would choose and why?
    – The ability to randomly add cat meows to every song on the radio
    – The ability to randomly add the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story to even the most intense of any movie scene
    – The ability to randomly add Owen Wilson saying “WOW” to any line of dialog in a video game

    WOW, these are all solid options. However, I’m definitely going with the ability to randomly add cat meows to every song on the radio. It would really entertain me and tickle my funny bone endlessly. There would have to be a wide range of meow sound selections so that I could tailor my choices to the specific song. I’m already obsessed with Corgi Maybe, so this isn’t a far stretch for me.


  9. What is the hexadecimal color code for your favorite color?

    #88d8c0 Color Information. In a RGB color space, hex #88d8c0 (also known as Pearl Aqua) is composed of 53.3% red, 84.7% green and 75.3% blue. Whereas in a CMYK color space, it is composed of 37% cyan, 0% magenta, 11.1% yellow and 15.3% black.

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  10. On a scale of one to 15,742.58, how do you feel about these super specific questions?
    The scale doesn’t even go high enough- I rate them a fifillion out of a million!

    OK! So, I tag these awesome peeps:
    Milliebot
    Simpleek
    FangirlFury
    A Nerdy Perspective
    The Spellbound Librarian

    My questions for you are below!

    Please don’t feel pressured to do this if you don’t want to, this is all for fun ^_^ And if anyone else reading this wants to do it too, GO FOR IT!

    Here are the official Liebster Award rules.

    And, here are my 11 questions!:

    1. You wake up tomorrow to the Breaking News that alien ships had been discovered in our atmosphere. How do you feel? What do you do?

    2. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? Do you still have it?

    3. What fictional character would you love to be besties with? What would a typical hang-out session be?

    4. Share a random, obscure YouTube video that you are fond of and explain why you like it. If you don’t have one, explore until you do!

    5. Share a memorable story from your past involving a teacher you had.

    6. What is your opinion on the “YOLO” mindset?

    7. Describe your dark alter-ego. Give them a name, explain their style, their hopes and dreams.

    8. Open up Paint or a similar program. Create something just for the act of creating it- no judgement, no expectations, no worries, just go with it. Take a screenshot and post it here! (Alternately, draw with old fashioned paper and pen/pencil/marker/paint and take a picture).

    9. Explain your true feelings towards circus clowns. You may wish to do this in the form of poetry.

    10. Speaking of poetry, what is your interpretation of the following verse from Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky? What is being described?

    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves 
          Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: 
    All mimsy were the borogoves, 
          And the mome raths outgrabe. 

    11. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen happen in person- something that  might have gone viral if it was caught on camera?

 

Super Specific Sunshine Award (& Tags)

Thanks a bazillion to Megan of A Geeky Gal for nominating me for this really fun award, featuring SUPER SPECIFIC QUESTIONS! I really appreciate it, community is what makes blogging fun, and I’ve met so many cool people through blogging!

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And also thanks to Matt of Normal Happenings for creating this award! It’s an interactive and engaging idea.

So! Here are the rules for this award:

The “Rules”

You control your own destiny. If you desire Normal Happenings Super Specific Sunshine Award, the nomination process is as follows.

  • Respond to at least one super specific question in the comments.
  • If I like your answer even a little bit, I shall dub you “Nominated,” and exchange some witty repartee.
  • Respond to all questions on a blog post of your own, then come up with ten more super specific questions.
  • Link back to this post (or not, doesn’t bother me).
  • Encourage others to do the same, henceforth propagating an internet macro for centuries.
  • Bask in the glory of your newly earned Normal Happenings Super Specific Sunshine Award!

 

Super Specific Questions from A Geeky Gal

  • It’s Karaoke Night! What song are you singing?

I LOVE KARAOKE! I usually go for soulful songs or powerful rock ballads from artists such as Journey, The Cranberries, KISS, The Cars, Ozzy, Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, and Led Zeppelin.

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  • If someone really wanted to understand you, what would they read, watch, play, and listen to?

Read: Transgressive fiction

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Watch: Vampire movies and epic fantasies

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Play: Otome games

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Listen to: Diabolik Lovers drama CDS XD

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  • What movie made you so sad that you could never watch it again?

Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

When I was a little kid in the 90’s my parents rented this vhs from blockbuster and sat me down to watch it. They still fondly recall sometimes the story of how, when the movie was over, they asked me “So what did you think of the movie, Shauna?” and I turned to them, tears streaming down my lil’ face, and bawled “IT WAS HORRIBLE!”

It’s about a boy and his dog lost in the woods together. There is a scene *spoiler alert* where the kid and his dog are finally found and a rescue helicopter comes to save them but they can only take the kid. They have to leave the dog behind, and the kid is screaming, held back by the rescue crew as the helicopter raises higher and higher, noooo my dogggg, I can’t leave my dogggg! and I was pretty much scarred for life.

  • If you dropped everything right now and went on a road trip, where would you go?

Japan isn’t really accessible by road so….. Banff! I want to soak in some hot springs and see the beautiful scenery. I would also love to visit my friends in Calgary and Nanaimo.

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  • You can play match maker with any two characters of any genre, what characters would you pick and what would their first date be like?

I want to see InuYasha take Kagome on a proper date with no alternate context. YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FOR EVER, INUYASHA!

InuYasha has to take the initiative. Window shopping, fancy dinner in a restaurant, an evening at the theatre. Who knows where the night will lead?

It always drove me CRAZY that InuYasha was obviously so in love with Kagome but always hid it, CRAZY I TELL YOU.

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  • If I were a billionaire and I wanted to hire you to be make my life better/easier, what would I hire you to do?

Hmmmmm good one….  I’m pretty good at cleaning, and I could maybe entertain you with some very basic ukelele songs?

  • How many pillows do you sleep on and why?

I have one pillow, and I am VERY particular about my pillow! It must be squishy enough to wrap behind my neck and around my ears- not too firm, not too flat. Sometimes I even take it with me when I am traveling if I know that a hotel has crappy pillows.

The worst kind of pillow for me is one that’s too firm >.<

  • You die. Credits start rolling past you. What are some of the strangest roles other people have played in your life?

WOAH this is such a great question!

-First Kiss Boy: Kevin Bacon (no relation)

-Mutually Johnny-Depp Obsessed Girl

-The Coolest Woman You’ll Ever Meet

-Racist Jerk on Public Transit

-Loud At 2AM Roommate

-Very Sexually Active Roommate

-Drug Paraphernalia Roommate

-Shawol insta-friend

-Witch at the Bus Stop

 

  • What’s worth the wait?

Happiness is worth the wait, though I wish I’d known I needn’t have waited.

🙂

  • What kind of people do you hate the most?

Hate is a really strong word that I don’t use often, but I think it’s safe to say that I hate animal abusers.

 

Super Specific Questions from HideNGoShauna

  • You’re at a geek convention. You’ve got $1000 to blow. If you could only choose one of the following, which would you rather spend your money on: plushies, posters, or figurines?
  • What fictional character do you look up to as a role model or inspiration, and why?
  • Explain an outlandish belief or misconception that you had as a child.
  • What is a profession that you’ll probably never do but think you would be good at and/or enjoy?
  • Do you have any special or unique traditions with your family or friends?
  • What would your catchphrase be if you were a 90’s hero? (Example: In the Name of the Moon, I will Punish You! – Sailor Moon)
  • If your life was made into a movie, who would you want to play you?
  • What was your favorite childhood toy?
  • Do you prefer city life or country life?
  • What’s on your bucket list, and have you completed anything yet from it?

I nominate:

BizarreBrunette

The Geek at Heart

Crazy Disco Stu

The Animessenger

and if anyone else wants to do this, I will nominate you too 😉 leave me a comment.