LET’S ALL WRITE A BOOK: CHAPTER 2, PARAGRAPH 3

I borrowed a camera from my university over the weekend and I managed to not break it. I’m proud of me.

Hi everyone! So, the lovely shadowcat99 tagged me to participate in ‘Let’s All Write a Book!’ For those who may not know what this tag is, this idea starts with Arthifis! He came up with this awesome idea for the blogging community to write a book together 🙂 Essentially what happens is one person writes one paragraph for the story and then nominates someone else to continue with the next paragraph! And on we go!

And like every tag, here are the rules:

  1. Copy the post you’ve been tagged from the rules down (with the links)
  2. Go here and read the rules
  3. Write your name and link it to one of your posts (The main character is called NoGender, and as the name indicates, does not have a gender, so if you want to speak in the third person use the word “it”)
  4. Write your paragraph (max 300 words with 100 words margin, so basically you can go further until 400)
  5. Tag someone’s post who wasn’t tagged before and say the following rule in the same phrase “You have 3 days to accept this tag”
  6. If the person you tagged doesn’t answer or doesn’t want to participate tag other person (again, tag a post and not a page)
  7. Write the Title “Let’s All Write a Book | Chapter 2 | Part X”,  being X your paragraph
  8. If you are writing Part 10 link it to Arthifis again
  9. Copy and paste at the end of your post all the people who have already been tagged in chapter 1, unless it says the contrary you can’t tag them again;
  10. People who said they want to be tagged again, if you do get tagged and write a part for this chapter delete the part where it says that you want to be tagged again in the list, the idea is to have only one tag for each chapter.
  11. To read Chapter 1 go here

So here’s chapter 2 of the story!

Arthifis – Chapter 2.1

The seven maisters had created a circle with NoGender and Ligeia in the center. They also had diminished the light of the room and now the only light present was coming from the 7 candles positioned at the front of each maister making scary shadows in their faces.

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Below of NoGender and Ligeia was a complex diagram written in blood, its center starting where their bodies finished. NoGender was scared, he didn’t know what was happening and it had received zero explanations. Ligeia had used all the time for explanations arguing and saying she didn’t want to do this, that she didn’t know NoGender and they were asking too much of her. However, after a while she understood this was an argument she wouldn’t win, she accepted defeat and decided to go along.
– Very well! – One of the maisters said, NoGender could not pinpoint which one – The time is near, you need to strength your bond before the time runs out. What you did in that library is just too rare and in the timing that happened… We can’t just say this is a coincidence. I’m not one to believe in destiny, but maybe you will prove me wrong. In conclusion, we can’t let this opportunity pass by, you need to become one before the time runs out and your wavelengths stop being in accordance.
– You will do the test of the tests. However, I’m afraid to say that it will only become harder from here. We will transport your souls to the spirit World. There you will need to find your way, work together and be able to come back. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s imperial for you to reach plenitude and reach your full potential. Water and Soul need to become one.
After this being said, everyone went silent and, without warning, all seven maisters started mumbling in unison some kind of spell in a language which NoGender did not recognize.
Wind, water, fire and earth, the four elements appeared and started circulating NoGender and Ligeia. It started to get more condensed and closer to them until the moment where anyone from outside would only see a multi coloured ball in the center of the diagram.

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NoGender didn’t know what he was feeling, he just knew that it was not good! When he though he would not be able to take it anymore and just throw up, everything went black.

Shaddowcat99 – Chapter 2.2

The shroud of black that enfolded NoGender and Ligeia D. Mortem slowly began to disperse, revealing to NoGender that they were both still standing in the circle. It looked around confused, it seemed as though nothing had happened, until looking down it could see both of their unconscious bodies laid at their feet. Feet that were no longer quite touching the ground.
A hazy mist had separated the two of them from the maisters and NoGender couldn’t hear anything they said, even though it was pretty sure they were still speaking or chanting. Where are we? NoGender tried to ask the Necromancer, but rather then actually speaking it felt like its words were snatched away from its mind and blown away in a fierce wind.
Her head snapped around sharply and she glared at NoGender with her sharp green eyes. Her words too, came from somewhere other, Did you not pay attention in the one class that I teach! We are in the spirit world!
She pointed upward towards the ceiling, but as NoGender looked up he saw that the ceiling was no longer there and that instead it was replaced by a seemingly infinite expanse of great lights. They were not stars, they were too large, or perhaps to small for that.

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Ligeia reached over and grabbed NoGender by the arm, which now appeared to be attached to a shoulder that was whole again, and began to pull on it as she moved upwards towards the lights. When they began to move, any sensation of being solid left NoGender and if it had still had a working stomach, any leftover breakfast would have left it.
Where are we going? What’s Happening? It asked.
Without stopping for an instant, Ligeia’s soundless answer traveled back to NoGender, to see what we must do to begin the trials. I would like to get home as soon as possible and I ask you to do your best to not get killed.

The Spooky Red Head – Chapter 2.3

Ligeia heads towards the room’s exit, leaving NoGender behind to catch up. Once at the door, NoGender reaches out to grab the handle. A silent gasp escapes NoGender’s lips as its hand goes straight through the solid object.
NoGender hears a scoff coming from somewhere. It glances up to see a head shaking with disapproval, sticking out through the middle of the door. “Where’s rest of your body?” NoGender mumbles, voice echoing around the room and averting its gaze from Ligeia’s floating head.
Ligeia’s head just snickers, “You’re sure taking your sweet time. Keep this up and you’ll be dead within the hour.”
NoGender freezes at the mention of death, again. It shifts awkwardly from side to side as it tries to purge its mind of dark thoughts about its corpse being mangled, tangled, or anything else.
“You coming or not?” Ligeia prompts, gesturing with a swish of her head for NoGender to follow.
So, ignoring the strange tingling sensation now in its hand, NoGender pushes its entire body through the door.
“We have to go into the forest first,” Ligeia informs NoGender once NoGender’s through the door. “That’s where the first trial will be.”
“But I’m a water-bender!” NoGender interjects, its voice now resonating more in the open hallway.
Ligeia snorts, “Any idiot can bend when they’re surrounded by their own element. It takes actual talent for someone to complete their trials in different elemental places though.”
But before NoGender can argue the point further, Ligeia ushers NoGender towards an open window at the end of the hall. NoGender peers out over the sill and sees the forest that surrounds the west wing of the school, stretching out for miles.
“Here we go!” Ligeia calls, and dives out of the window.
“Wait!” NoGender cries. NoGender leans out over the sill, feeling its eyes widen and its forehead crease together with worry. NoGender searches for any signs of Ligeia.

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“You’re not in your physical body right now!” Ligeia calls up at NoGender from the ground, seemingly unharmed. “So nothing from the physical world can hurt you here! I mean, of course your physical body can still be damaged… But don’t worry! The maisters will look after them for us!”
“That’s reassuring,” NoGender mutters darkly under its breath, before jumping off of the sill.

And there you have it! There’s my paragraph in the story 🙂 Sorry if it’s terrible.
But anyway! To continue the story… I’m tagging Auri!!! Just let me know please if you’d rather not participate in this tag, and then I can nominate someone else! There’s no pressure!

(Chapter 1 Writers – besides Arthifis, 2.1:
Irina, 2.2
Raistlin, 2.3
Shokamoka, 2.4
Astral, 2.5
TPAB (Can be tagged again), 2.6
Keiko (Can be tagged again), 2.7
Moyatori, 2.8
Ya Boy Jack, 2.9
Chizurue, 2.10)

Thanks for reading everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your day ^_^
Chloe

A 3 POINT RANT ABOUT ‘THE DUCHESS OF MALFI’

I apologise in advance if you really like this play. Because this is just an incoherent rant about why I don’t. But then again, maybe Im just reading all of this wrong and need someone to tell me to be quiet.

I like plays. And I really like Shakespeare. And I like tragedies. I love Hamlet and Macbeth. So it’s not like I just have an opposition to the genre. But this play just rubs me up the wrong way and I don’t particularly have a definite list of why this is. It’s more just that ideas that run through my head continuously when I think about this play end up making me feel frustrated. And I get it, okay. John Webster and all that stuff. Yeah, good stuff. Literature, culture, English. I don’t care.

So why am I ranting about this you may ask? Well, I had to suffer during certain periods this week. And by suffer I mean that I had to read The Duchess of Malfi. I read it, watched it and then had to analysis it and annotate a scene from it. Personally, it was a pretty painful experience.

Now I’m not saying it’s written badly, that the characterisation is weak or that the themes the play explores aren’t important – because the play does do all of this pretty well and more. But I didn’t actually like any of the characters in this play, so I didn’t root for any of them. I didn’t care about any of them, and the play just dragged on for me. I was ready for it be be over by the end of Act 1 and I just couldn’t get invested in the storyline at all. I mean, I understand where all the praise for this work comes from. And I understand that the Duchess is considered to be amazing.

Whoopdeedo. I don’t give care, as I was too busy trying to not groan every five seconds, for the following reasons:

  1. She didn’t actually do anything during her life-time that was groundbreaking for marginalised groups. She had to wait until she died to have any impact on anyone because she choose to keep her marriage a secret.Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 9.40.36 pm.png

    Sure, the play itself is a challenge to patriarchy and she wanted her domestic space and private life. The Duchess tried to self-fashion and although she failed, she did give it a go. So kudos to her.
    And obviously this sort of challenge would be great to watch as viewers of the play, especially during the time period. But it’s not like she actually does anything beneficial to help other people that she would have had to govern over in the context of the play. Bosola’s overly-dramatic (and successful) attempt to get the Duchess to trust him involves him flattering her and talking about how her marriage will be ‘an inspiration to women with no dowry’ and like, yeah, I get it. But does she actually manage to do anything to inspire them? No, not really. You could argue that her legacy does, but honestly… I think that she could at least tried to have helped more women and encouraged women to create their own domestic space while she was still alive. You know, like a support group or something?
    And I know that her marriage being public would make her vulnerable, weaken her authority and other things like this that would have disadvantaged her… And that being associated with this sorts of ideals would have been less no desirable for her. But what’s the point in doing something like this then? For me, if you’re going to do something like challenge patriarchy during her era, then you need to be willing to risk some things in order to help others. And her public reputation was already in jeopardy because her marriage wasn’t public – so people just assumed that she had been sleeping around. She had domestic happiness, but she didn’t do necessarily do anything throughout the play to help other women achieve this dream.
    I understand why the Duchess is viewed as being admirable. I’ve sat through lectures and gone through readings that tell me why. But that doesn’t mean I have to agree with what she did. For me, anyone can do things in secret and preach about ideals in private. But to live it out and advocate for these ideals??? That’s a whole different game.

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    Bosola keeps harping on about morals but then every chance he’s given he goes against them (excluding the closing scene). Then he feels guilty and swears to the the right thing the next time, but then doesn’t! Is it really that hard to realise that you’re going to feel terrible about what you did afterwards? Can’t you just use your conscience and gut feeling a bit more? I understand Bosola was the other character who focused on inwardness and self-fashioning in this play but for a guy who’s supposedly meant to be ‘self-aware,’ he doesn’t really seem to know himself all that well or even learn from his mistakes all that much
    And there’s no way that only two people could know about this marriage for years and never say anything to anyone else! That’s definitely not how it works!
    And Julia? Just… WHY?

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    He was featured in the beginning of the play, and was explained to be her first son to the Duke of Malfi. This is why the Duchess was looking after Malfi, as she was just waiting until her son was old enough to take over the estate. But then at the end of the play, this son just disappears?! It’s just the son she had with Antonio that’s left behind?! And for some reason he’s the one who’s going to now inherit the title of Duke of Malfi?! Because logic isn’t needed in this play.

So, in conclusion, I would rather not watch The Duchess of Malfi again. I’m sorry John Webster. I’m sorry all English literature enthusiasts. I’m sorry.

7 REASONS TO READ ‘WONDERSTRUCK’

Thank-you to the assistant librarian at my primary school who put aside this book for me and told me to read it because she knew I’d love it

Thank-you to the assistant librarian at my primary school who put aside this book for me and told me to read it because she knew I’d love it

Wonderstruck is a book written and illustrated by Brian Selznick (who is also the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret). It tells the story of two children – Ben and Rose. Ben was born deaf in one year and is now living with his aunty and uncle (after being orphaned) in Minnesota, 1977. starts in Gunflint Lake, Minnesota in June 1977. He was born deaf in one of his ears.
Set across different time periods and following the lives of two pretty different children, Ben’s story is told in words while Rose’s is told in pictures.

  1. The storyline is very compelling
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  2. The art and writing are SO. GOOD.97805450278921.gif
  3. The characters are very likeable and easy to empathise withGopnik-jumbo.jpg
  4. It’s a suitable for all ages sort of book – both children and adults can appreciate it21431542.jpg
  5. The characters’ lives are diversewonderstruck-62-63_custom-a3788e795c398cc5b6436d9129206bf044f651f2-s900-c85.jpg
  6. With all the detail that’s in the book, re-reading it never gets boringWonderstruck1.jpg
  7. I can’t spoil anything, but it’s beautiful how well the story concludes721271._SX540_.jpg

HERE’S 4 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ‘WINNIE THE POOH’

Got to love Winnie the Pooh ^_^

Got to love Winnie the Pooh ^_^

  1. Apparently, the ‘Pooh’ part of Winnie’s name came from a swan. It’s said that the Milne family met a swan named Pooh on vacation (said swan is also referred to in his poem The Mirror)

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  2. Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a real life bear named Winnie who ended up being the mascot for an English regiment that her owner was in. However, Winnie the Pooh’s design was based upon illustrator E. H. Shepard’s son’s stuffed teddybear named Growler

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  3. The Hundred Acre Wood was inspired by Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England – which is where Milne had bought a house back in 1925

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  4. Winnie the Pooh has been translated into over 50 different languages

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5 THEORIES ABOUT ALICE’S PSYCHE FROM ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’

“We’re all mad here…” – The Cheshire Cat

“We’re all mad here…” – The Cheshire Cat

  1. Alice has schizophrenia (specifically Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland)1.jpg
    Schizophrenia is a mental illness characterised by experiences one has that seem to occur outside of reality. Schizophrenics also tend to have disorganised speech or behaviour. The symptoms of schizophrenia include hallucinations, delusions, amnesia and mental confusion. Throughout this film, Alice is shown to think that Underland is all just a dream – until she realises it isn’t… Even the other characters from Underland hint to it not being a real place. But at the same time, say that it’s still real… What if the reason for this confusion is because  Alice has schizophrenia? Which would mean that Underland could all just be a delusion of her mind – though she cannot distinguish if it is reality or not
    (Theoriser: The Theorizer)
  2. The book was many drug references – and these drugs affect Alice’s brain functioning2.jpg
    Alice changes size by drinking striking potions or growing by eating mushrooms (magic mushrooms anyone?). The caterpillar smokes a pipe and as the whole story is constructed outside of a normal reality, Alice could just be enjoying the effects of the drugs she’s taken
    (Theoriser: Literally everyone)
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    In Tim Burton’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alice is placed in a mental asylum where the doctor calls her a textbook case of ‘female hysteria.’ During the Victorian era ‘female hysteria’ was a very real medical condition. It was (not surprisingly) something only females manage to contract and the symptoms could be anything from being faint, nervous, having abdomen pain, being restless, irritable, having a loss of appetite, having sexual fantasies and desires or just having general fantasies. So, during the Victoria era, it would have been completely acceptable to diagnose Alice with this illness, put her in a mental asylum and have everyone move on with life. It’s a perfect explanation as to why Alice seems to be mad. And what a shocker it is to know that surprisingly, female hysteria could be treated by hydrotherapy, vibrators and a pelvic massage over a bit of time. What another surprise it must have been to the medical community when they realised that female hysteria was the second most common illness – only falling behind fevers
    (Theoriser: The Theorizer)
  4. Alice is having a mental breakdown (specifically Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland)4.jpg
    As we can see at the start of Alice in Wonderland, Alice is being pressured to do some things that she’d rather not do – like marry a man she doesn’t even like and become his caring, doting wife for the rest of her life. She also finds her brother-in-law cheating on her sister, is pretty much being told that the worst thing possible is to end up unmarried and so, yeah, Alice isn’t exactly loving her position at the moment. So, to cope with everything that’s happening she returns to the world in she visited during her dreams when she was younger. There she can learn lessons mandatory for her to move forward in her life and go on a journey through Underland to really just help her cope with everything going on
    (Theoriser: The Theorizer)
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    With the amount of references to madness throughout this story, it’s no surprise that some people have just deduced that Alice is ‘mad.’ Insanity is a mental illness of a troubling nature where one cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy – often leading to things like one acting upon impulses. Yep, that pretty much sounds like Alice in Wonderland
    (Theoriser: Do we even need one?)

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3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ ‘THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL’

You’re forgetting something very important about me. I’m a villain” – Hester

“You’re forgetting something very important about me. I’m a villain” – Hester

The School for Good and Evil (published in 2013) is the first book of the series (also titled) The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.
Every four years two children are stolen away from home to attend a fairy-tale school. At this school the children are educated about the ways of heroes and villains and taught how to survive in their destined role of antagonist or protagonist. And Sophie? Well, she had waited all her life to be kidnapped. Her best friend Agatha however had different ideas. But what happens when the princess and the witch aren’t exactly what they appear to be in fairy tales? And what happens when something far more sinister is lurking within the school?

  1. It’s a non-traditional fairy tale – making for a lot of interesting plot twists and characters!

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  2. Chainani has created an immerse fantasy world filled with lots of interesting places, laws and history. To go with this detail, she’s created unique characters each with their own complex, believable personalities

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  3. Throughout the story, the characters learn many lessons, including some about embracing who you are, friendship and growing up

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6 OF THE SWEETEST QUOTES FROM WINNIE THE POOH

Why is this all so sentimental? I swear I almost cry every time it’s even mentioned… Why are they so deep?? Couldn’t A.A. Milne spare my weak heart???

Why is this all so sentimental? I swear I almost cry every time it’s even mentioned… Why are they so deep?? Couldn’t A.A. Milne take pity on my weak heart???

  1. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart”

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  2. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”

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  3. “Promise me you’ll always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”

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  4. “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time”

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  5. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you”

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  6. “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear”

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11 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’

Curious and curiouser

Curious and curiouser

  1. Alice’s character was actually based upon a girl in real life named Alice Lidell. This real-life Alice was a brunette and didn’t have much in common with the character Alice – but Carroll came up with the idea for Alice in Wonderland when she asked him to tell her a story on a boating trip in Oxford

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  2. The Dodo is a reference to Carroll himself! He often took the real-life Alice to the Natural History Museum in Oxford, and he stuttered when he spoke

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  3. Mock turtle soup is real! It’s a cheaper version of the dish green turtle soup – which was actually a pretty popular dish back in Victorian times!

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  4. After reading the book, Queen Victoria asked that Carroll dedicate his next book to her because she liked it so much. However, his next work turned out to be An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, With Their Application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraic Equations…

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  5. It’s said that Carroll himself suffered from Alice in Wonderland Syndrome – a rare neurological disease were people face episodes of seeing objects either way too small or way too large

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  6. The book was banned in China because ‘animals should not use human language’

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  7. In 1890, Carroll actually released a shortened version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! This version was for toddlers and included 20 of John Tenniel’s illustrations from the original book – though they were enlarged and some of the pictures were even revised

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  8. The original manuscript almost never leaves London… So it’s a big deal when it does

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  9. The 12-minute film of Alice in Wonderland made in 1903 is 12 minutes long. And at the time was the longest film produced in Britain…

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  10. The White Rabbit’s pocket watch is always set at 12.25

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  11. The Jabberwockey has always existed in the Wonderland realm but has only been featured in one film adaption… Tim Burton’s 2010 remake

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ANSWERING 11 QUESTIONS FOR THE ‘LIEBSTER AWARD’

Liebster’ is a German word meaning beloved or dearest

‘Liebster’ is a German word meaning beloved or dearest

The Liebster Award is to show love to all types of bloggers – new and old! It’s a cool way to learn some new things about your favourite bloggers by having them answer some fun questions. It’s also a great way to find out things about the person behind the blog and help your readers love them as much as you do 😊

So a big thank-you to Chizurue for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I’m excited to answer your questions!!!

Here are the rules should you choose to accept the award…

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the same award in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family
  • Ask them 11 questions that you are dying for the answers to!

Here goes nothing! 😊

  1. What is your craziest dream?

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    Um… well I don’t have many dreams and when I do it’s often about someone I care about dying so let’s not read too far into that *clears throat nervously*
    I’d say my craziest dream had to be one from one I was about 10. It was a weird one that lasted FOREVER and my Mum once made the mistake about asking what happening in it and remained stuck at the dinner table for an hour… Essentially, it was a weird Ben 10/Transformers/Smurfs/Scooby-Doo and the Vampire King/soccer/Disney thing. For some reason I got to be the main character among this mess of constantly changing settings and scenes – spanning over a year period and surviving events like my house burning down and an alien invasion crashing my second cousin’s wedding after I slept in too late in a light-house esque building? Yet it all managed to tie together as the antagonist of this dream for some unknown reason had the ability to shape-shift and turned out to be the same villain in each scenario throughout… It was all very weird…

  2. A character you would like to meet in real life and be fast friends with (or maybe more than friends)? WHY? (Anything from anime, manga, k-drama, books, tv series)

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    I’m going to say Phichit from Yuuri On Ice!!! He’s upbeat, loveable and has some awesome selfie-skills. Obviously we didn’t get a super thorough exploration of his character, but I’ve read enough fanfiction to know that Phichit is the kind of friend that I hope I can try my best to be like. I think he’d be lots of fun to hang out with and would be very supportive and loyal to you. He’s be willing to go the extra mile for you, listen intently to you, care for you and have a laugh with you but also know when to be a bit more serious. Not to mention you could learn a lot about social media and all those filters! I need all the help I can get!

  3. To follow up that previous one: Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?

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    *Beings to radiate hatred just by thinking about this book* Literally any character from the novel The Wave. It is the WORST thing to exist as far as YA literature goes. I was forced to read it in year 9 and am scarred from the experience. There was so much potential in the book because the themes explored throughout it like conformity could have gone in so many directions! But no. The author instead decided to make the climax of the story when the football jock delicately, accidently pushes his girlfriend over who ends up completely unscathed (not even a grass blade on her) and then the book promptly ends about two chapters later (with each chapter probably being 5-10 pages long). If I ever meet any character from that book I would not be happy at all. They are all so boring, they have no personalities, there is nothing interesting that happens to them and they are all just unlikable characters. Words can barely express my dislike for this book I hate it so much

  4. Favourite music or album you could listen to all day? And why? Is it the lyrics, the melody or the vocals?

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    Currently the song I’m listening to on loop is ET by Katy Perry. I’ve never had a particular fondness for it before but after reading I’ll Give You The Sun I keep thinking about how Noah and Brian joked about them being ‘not from this world’ and revolutionaries and since there isn’t enough fanfiction out there currently to feed my Noah x Brian shipping soul, this’ll have to do! I mean it’s also kind of catchy…

  5. What book/anime would you recommend to someone who have never read/watched the genre?

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    If someone hadn’t read a graphic novel before, I’d recommend reading Jim Henson’s Return To Labyrinth. The storyline is AWESOME and I found myself to really enjoy it! It had a bit of everything in it – adventure, fantasy, romance – and the characters were also unique!

  6. What are you deathly afraid of?

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    I’d have to say fish. I really don’t like them and they always manage to freak me out.. I went kayaking the other day with my friends and almost capsized because some little fish came too close to me  >_<

  7. What is the weirdest pronunciation of a word for you?

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    When people saying ‘oc-ward’ instead of ‘awkward.’ I know a few people who do this and no-one can ever explain to me why they pronounce the word like that but it makes me kinda cringe when I hear it

  8. What mythical creature would you like as a pet?

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    I’d like a familiar! Preferably a cat!

  9. What’s the most useless talent you have?

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    I’m able to rant for up to 30 minutes with seemingly being able to not take a breath… It’s one of the perks of learning a musical instrument! Learning to take small, unnoticeable breaths so that no-one else can intercept you!

  10. If you could level up humans as a species, what stat or ability would you increase? And why?

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    If there was an acceptance stat, then I’d up that. Most people are great at being understanding and accepting but if we could all as a species be more accepting then that would be amazing!

  11. Would you rather live your entire life in a virtual reality where all your wishes are granted or in the real world? Explain your choice

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    I’d say the real world. Life isn’t always rosy and there are bad things that are going to happen. We need to learn how to love life through the good and the bad. Without challenges we’ll never have a sense of accomplishment and never get to appreciate the good things in our life if we can get whatever we want whenever we want

Bonus question: What is that one word to describe yourself?
Hungry

So, here are my 11 nominees for this tag!

  1. Rodrovich
  2. Auri
  3. Fueled By Smiling
  4. Peach’s Almanac
  5. LexieAnimeTravel
  6. Nichi Nichi-chan
  7. CrackReview
  8. Keiko
  9. Crimson613
  10. kawaiipaperpands
  11. Animejnr

And here are the 11 questions for you guys to answer (there is absolutely no pressure on anyway to do this too, it’s completely a matter of choice!):

  1. Do you like pineapple on pizza? (This question just had to be asked!)
  2. If your favourite book was made into a movie, who would you assign as the cast?
  3. What is your dream holiday?
  4. What’s your favourite item of clothing? (That you own or have seen)
  5. If you were stuck in a virtual reality game, what stats would you like to have?
  6. Do aliens exist?
  7. What were your favourite TV shows to watch when you were younger?
  8. If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
  9. What was your first anime?
  10. If you could meet any influential figure (deceased or alive) why would it be and why?
  11. What’s your go-to comfort food?

Hopefully this wasn’t too boring for y’all to read!!! Hope you all have a good day 😊
Chloe

THE 4 TYPES OF LOVE FEATURED IN ‘I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN’

“Quick, make a wish. Take a (second or third or fourth) chance. Remake the world.” – Jandy Nelson

“Quick, make a wish. Take a (second or third or fourth) chance. Remake the world.” – Jandy Nelson

Written by Jandy Nelson, this novel tells the story of a set of twins – Noah and Jude. At thirteen, Noah is constantly drawing and is isolated from the other kids. At sixteen, Jude needs to prove herself as a sculptor and in doing so meets a new, unpredictable force in her life. And all the while, both are falling in love with boys they can’t have… This is a story about love – about love between family, about love between twins and about love between an artist and their art.

  1. Love between family

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Noah and Jude have ever-evolving relationships with their parents. Throughout the novel their family dynamic is continuously changing and it’s lovely to see how this not only shapes the characters and their actions, but also how it affects their reaction to forgiveness

  1. Love between twins

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When Noah and Jude were younger they were practically inseparable – they were each other’s best friend. But as they grow up things change, and at the age of sixteen they’re not even talking to each other. But throughout the novel, Nelson proves just how strong Noah and Jude’s love for each other is

  1. Romantic love

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Noah’s falling in love with the charismatic, smart, and just generally talented boy next door. Jude’s falling in love with a charming, broken boy. Both relationships are quite different – and as readers we get to see the different things Noah and Jude value in people and a relationship, and how they react to their own feelings

  1. Love between an artist and their art

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Noah likes to draw and paint while Jude sculpts. The basis of many events in this novel revolve around art. Noah and Jude have to learn about their art, learn about what it means to them, how to express themselves through art and learn about the relationships artists have with their art and ideas. Essentially, they have to learn about the importance of art in their lives and the meaning it holds for them