Thursday, July 7, 2016

I'm 8!!! + a Giveaway

8 years ago today I published my first ever blog post at the age of 8. So yeah, pretty cool that those numbers are matching up now! Welcome to my blogiversary bash!

It's been one heck of a crazy ride, but I've loved every bit of it. Getting to meet all of you fellow bloggers/online friends has been amazing and I'm so grateful that you faithful followers have stuck around to witness my insanity. A big, big thank you to all of my readers, commenters, and anyone who reads my blog, whether this is your first time in my little corner of the internet or you've been here for years. You guys make me smile and I couldn't ask for a better group of friends.

My virtual hug to all of you. ^

Since I'm turning 8, I thought it'd be fun to play a get to know you game involving lists (YAY), because I love lists. Like a lot. I make lists every day for everything I do. Sometimes they involve numbers, other times checkboxes, and other times none of the above. For these lists, they'll be numbered, 1-8, though they won't necessarily be in any kind of rank order. I'll list 8 things about myself (maybe 8 of my favorite books or favorite words), and you can steal any or all of the list topics (as well as adding your own!) and comment your own lists in the comments. :) You guys get to know me, I get to know you, and thus begins/continues a beautiful friendship.

I also thought it would be fun to continue the big thanks to all of you with a GIVEAWAY!!! Read on to find out more . . .

Are you ready?

8 favorite books

1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
4. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
5. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
6. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
8. The Calvin & Hobbes series by Bill Watterson

(Note: How in the world is anybody supposed to narrow down their favorite books to EIGHT?! Why do I torture myself?! This list will probably change in the next ten minutes, so that at least gives you an idea of my favorites.)

8 favorite movies

1. The "Harry Potter" movies
2. "The Fault In Our Stars"
3. The "Hunger Games" movies
4. "The Way, Way Back"
5. "What If"
6. "Stuck In Love"
7. "Midnight In Paris"
8. Marvel movies

(Note: Again, totally not a complete list . . .)

8 favorite TV shows

1. "Doctor Who"
2. "Supernatural"
3. "Sherlock"
4. "Gilmore Girls"
5. "Castle"
6. "Jane the Virgin"
7. "Veronica Mars"
8. "Friends"

8 favorite musical artists/albums

1. Taylor Swift
2. All of the music from "Hamilton"
3. The Civil Wars
4. Imagine Dragons
5. Ed Sheeran
6. OneRepublic
7. Sleeping At Last
8. All of the music from "Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog"

8 favorite OTPs

1. Tenrose (the tenth Doctor + Rose from "Doctor Who")
2. Luneville (Luna + Neville from Harry Potter)
3. Thress (Thorne + Cress from the Lunar Chronicles)
4. Sherlolly (Sherlock + Molly from "Sherlock")
5. Megstiel (Meg + Castiel from "Supernatural")
6. Javajunkie (Luke + Lorelai from "Gilmore Girls")
7. Caskett (Castle + Beckett from "Castle")
8. Jane + Michael (from "Jane the Virgin - what the heck is their ship name?!)

8 favorite smells

1. Baking cookies
2. Books (especially trade paperbacks)
3. A new box of crayons
4. Mown grass
5. Peanut butter
6. My "Sherlock's Study" Book Lovers' Soy Candle
7. Pencil shavings
8. Garlic

8 favorite writing snacks/drinks

1. Reese's peanut butter cups
2. Popcorn
3. Cheez-Its
4. Cookies
5. Hot chocolate
6. Milkshakes
7. Mochas
8. Lemonade

(So yeah, lots of chocolate is key.)

8 favorite names (or "8 names that Kate repeatedly uses throughout different stories without realizing it)

1. Isabel/Izzy
2. Jamie
3. Sam
4. Patch
5. Cassandra/Cassie
6. Charlie
7. Emma
8. Grey

8 favorite animals

1. Puppies
2. Llamas
3. Elephants
4. Horses
5. Giraffes
6. Lemmings
7. Marmosets
8. Pandas

8 favorite celebrities

1. Felicia Day
2. Lin-Manuel Miranda
3. David Tennant
4. Benedict Cumberbatch
5. Jared Padalecki/Jensen Ackles (Because now I can't imagine one without the other; They're a package deal.)
6. Emma Watson
7. Daniel Radcliffe
8. Jennifer Lawrence

8 favorite words

1. Magic
2. Serendipity
3. Superfluous
4. Optimism
5. Ineffable
6. Eloquence
7. Iridescent
8. Epiphany

8 words to describe me

1. Imaginative
2. Fangirl
3. Introvert
4. Klutzy
5. Geeky
6. Booksniffer
7. Homeschooled
8. Optimistic

One lucky winner will receive a FREE e-book of the Fauxpocalypse anthology, a science-fiction collection of stories about the end of the world that wasn't. I'm one of the contributors. Each story has its own special take on this fake apocalypse and provides a different tone to the book. Everyone will find a story that speaks to them!

All you have to do to enter is check out the Rafflecopter form below. You have until July 31st. Good luck!!

(Note: If you already own a copy of Fauxpocalypse, I will gift a copy to one person of the winner's choice!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks for joining in with the Blogiversary fun! Leave a comment with a list of 8 things about yourself, if you'd like, and don't forget to enter the giveaway! Here's to another 8 years! :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

30 Day SuperWhoLock Challenge - Day 2

Day 2 = "Favorite 'Sherlock' ship?"

I'm definitely in the minority here (I make up part of 3% of the fandom*), but here it is:


Sure, it's not canon, but that doesn't stop it from being awesome. The unrequited frustration Molly has to be feeling is about the level of agonizing torture us Sherlolly shippers go through every time we watch the show. What makes it even worse is that it's been three seasons and SIX YEARS of waiting. And still nothing, save for the numerous sparks and chemistry that neither of them act upon. GAH.

I'd just like to say, for someone who can correctly identify every other single aspect of someone just by giving them a glance, Sherlock Holmes sure is oblivious to Molly's feelings. EVEN JOHN SEES IT. Everyone knows Molly would do anything, anything, for Sherlock. Hell, she even pretended he was dead for two years in order to keep him safe.

I always like to describe Sherlock and Molly's relationship as Sheldon and Amy's from "The Big Bang Theory." They're two extremely different people when it comes to more social aspects, but they share a lot of the same interests and help each other out in their weaker areas. Sherlock helps Molly become a stronger and more assertive person throughout the seasons while Molly tries her best to educate Sherlock in empathy. It's a perfect match.

Now if only we could get Season 4 . . .

*a random percentage I pulled out of thin air totally professional and accurate statistic

Are you a SuperWhoLockian? Feel free to steal these prompts for yourself! Which "Sherlock" ship is your favorite?