By the lovely macchime! I loved reading the answers to yours. Thanks for tagging me!
- Always post the rules
- Answer the questions from the person who tagged you
- Write 11 new ones
- Tag 11 people and link them to the post
- Actually tell them you tagged them
1. Dragons. Yes or no.
Of course yes!! Toothless preferably. XD
2. If you looked at yourself from the outside, what do you think you’d see?
A round-faced kid looking much too young for her age. (not that I’m complaining tho). Quiet, curious.
3. To what severity do you get sick during flu season?
I guess not severe. I don’t get colds too often.
4. Is there a series that you wish had ended with only the first book?
Umm…. my lack of reading history is showing.
5. If you could be any magical or mythical creature, what would you want to be and why? (The why is optional)
Magical or mythical creature? I guess a dragon, though I’m not keen on turning into any creature I suppose. XD I like being human!
6. What is your ultimate OTP?
Oh wow. I’m gonna say for ultimate OTP, it’s the Doctor and Rose Tyler. Hiccstrid made me believe how a love story can be based on friendship and how their relationship may have started out as a crush (for Hiccup) but it was forged and sustained by friendship, trust, and belief in one another.
But Ten and Rose made me believe in a love story proper. Not the sappy fluttery, lusty “love” stories I’m bombarded with on TV but a real love created from compassion and nurtured in tenderness, respect, and care. Their love is never possessive, and it always looks at the other person as responsible and mature, able to hold his or her own in the world. And yet their love story is so complex, shielded by the Doctor’s own inability to give himself completely to a human, and her own childlike selfishness to stay with the man who changed her life and give it meaning, combined with the sheer simplicity of her true care for him to just hold his hand and not let him be alone. Rose and the Doctor changed each other’s lives in fundamental ways and each gave it meaning. There’s so many layers to their relationship, it’s a feast for my mind.
7. If there were no barriers whatsoever, where in the world would you want to go?
Hm, I think Britain or New Zealand, or some quiet island with no one but the sky and ocean. Ahh.
8. Do you prefer live-action or animated movies? Traditionally animated or CG?
I don’t mind any, really, so long as the story is meaningful and the characters are real. But I have a soft spot for British TV and CGI nowadays. :)
9. Would you rather have the ability to speak to animals or the ability to fly? Fly I think! It would just be awesome to take to the skies like that. Gosh.
10. Describe your perfect breakfast.
Crepes, cottage cheese, and jam. I can eat tons of those!
11. Taa-daa! You are now the head honcho at your school, workplace, etc. What is your first command?
Gosh. Find whatever inefficiency there is and fix it.
And this time, I’ll tag some folks, but only have a couple questions. My tags: avannak, dragontameroutoftime, eretsonoferet, lunarblue21, qwertyfonz, justoffravenpoint, makenzie-rush, larahorrendoushaddockiii, stratoc, dreamwurks, sallykie, thenightfuryfan95
1. What fandom besides your “main fandom” (or the one you most reblog) are you invested in and why do you like it?
2. What’s made you laugh recently?
3. What are you looking forward to in 2014?
4. What character in fiction do you most identify with and why?
5. What’s your favorite fanfiction of all? (or fictional story if you’ve not read fanfics)
6. What do stories and fandom mean to you?
7. Think of what you love to do most. Describe it.
Now, keep that in mind when you feel sad. ;)
Thanks for the tag, macchime!
a message from glorfindelf
Aw hey glorfindelf! I’m good. Still kind of shy around the fandom because of my months of absence. It’s weird!
But about the book series. Oh gosh, it’s one of the best things in this fandom. It makes the movie all the more deeper, gives it such a foundation in depth and responsibility, growing up, and being a leader. You gotta be aware of the boy humor that does ease out as the series goes on. Hiccup is younger, and a lot of the plots deal with him facing challenges that test his character or whether he’s the destined chief. There’s always a punch of morality at the end, mostly on growing up, being a leader, becoming a Hero the Hard Way. It’s inspiring and hard-hitting, really. Deeper than the movie and just as powerful.
The story really gets going in the later books, when all the pieces of the earlier books (right back to the first book) suddenly become so significant and relevant to Hiccup’s prophesied journey into becoming the King of the Wilderwest and the challenge he faces with that against the cunning wiles of the (much cleverer in book!verse) Alvin the Treacherous and his witch mother. Hiccup does become an outcast, in the midst of all the other really actually very serious things that happen to the Hooligan tribe and Hiccup. Go read them! It’s a stunning series and would definitely enlighten you to the characters.