Sisterhood of the World Blog Award

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Katie and Sarah from the Sister Project and  E.C. Jaeger from In the Character’s Shadow nominated me for a blogging award! I’m very honored and excited 🙂 Now go do me a favor and read their blogs! 😀

Here are the award rules, copied from their blogs:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
2. Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
3. Nominate four other bloggers.
4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

So Katie and Sarah gave me only three, while E.C. gave me the whole load of ten questions 😀 I’ll answer their questions and then give mine 🙂

( If anyone doesn’t understand the concept of this whole award thing, check out this very helpful and detailed explanation.)

I’m fairly new to blogging, but here are four of my favorites that I am nominating:

http://runninghardfortheotherside.blogspot.com/

http://bloom4jesus.blogspot.com/

https://catmooselane.wordpress.com/

http://touchesofeuphoria.blogspot.com/

And now for the questions 😀

Katie and Sarah’s questions:

1. Who inspires you? You can name anyone – someone you know personally, a historical or literary figure, a world leader, a celebrity… absolutely anyone that pops into your head.

There’s a lot of people who do, but I’ll have to go with my mum. She’s such a strong and amazing person and I’m incredibly blessed to have her in my life.

2. What hobby would you like to try with which you have little to no previous experience?

Hmm…I’ve always thought it’d be cool to get into robotics.

3. What book do you recommend we read to discuss in a future Sister Projects blog post?

Perhaps Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 🙂

Now for E.C.’s questions:

1. If you were stuck forever in any story, which one would you like to be stuck in the most?

LORD OF THE RINGS!!! Oh no! I have to be stuck in Middle Earth, oh my what ever shall I do? :p

2. Of all the villains and antagonists you have ever encountered in any story, which one would you least like to meet in real life?

I’d have to say Maleficent from the Kingdom Keepers series.

3. Who is your favorite animal character? (And no dragons. Only certified members of Kingdom Animalia, please. ;P)

Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web. I honestly think she’s the reason I love spiders so much!

4. If you could ask advice from any fictional character in any story ever, which character would you ask advice from?

I would have to go with my character Neptune. She’s a siren who has been around for a while and would know a lot.

5. Do you prefer plot-driven stories (where there is more focus on what is happening outside the characters) or character-driven stories (where there is more focus on what is happening inside/between the characters)? (Most books fall somewhere in between, but weigh slightly heavier on one or the other side of the scale.)

Plot-driven stories. I feel that character-driven ones can sometimes focus too much on the characters and not enough on the story and what’s going on.

6. What author’s writing style would you most like to emulate in your own writing? (Note: I don’t mean their style of story or characters. I’m talking about the way they talk, the way they bend language to their will.)

Hmm…I guess Tolkien.

7. If you could be the sidekick (best friend, assistant, annoying shadow) of any hero/heroine in any story, which hero/heroine would you choose? (It doesn’t matter if said hero/heroine already has a sidekick or not. You get to replace them. Muahaha.)

I’d love to be Artemis Fowl’s best friend. Not only would he be someone of my intellect, but I’d have a bit of fun reminding him of my fairy knowledge and of the fact that I graduated school before him. We’d probably drive each other nuts and yet keep each other sane all at the same time. 

8. Characters have a tendency to make mistakes or choices that you would never make. If you could change one mistake/choice of one character from any story, what would it be?

That’s a hard one to answer because a lot of the time characters make mistakes for a reason.

Wait…I know what mistake I’d change. Susan’s mistake from the Chronicles of Narnia. You know the one I’m talking about. “I’m grown up now and I love makeup and I don’t need magic no more.” WELL GUESS WHAT SUSAN? NO NARNIA FOR YOU!

9. Which fictional piece of technology would you most like to own?

The Iron Man suit or a Lightsaber. Either would make me very happy.

10. You know that character you really want to be like? Which one quality of his/hers do you desire to emulate most?

To be honest, there’s no character I’d really want to be like. I’m very fond of who I am and I don’t see a reason to want to be someone else. But, I would pick Eowyn from Lord of the Rings. I really love her for her fearlessness. She rode into battle unafraid of pain, suffering, or death.

These questions were a lot of fun to answer, thanks guys! 😀

So here are my questions for the nominees:

1: What’s your favorite color?

2: Last book you read?

3: If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?

4: Favorite thing about Autumn?

5: Do you own any pets?

6: Twas the Night Before Christmas or The Nightmare Before Christmas?

7: What’s one of your favorite song lyrics?

8: Weirdest nickname you’ve ever been given?

9: What’s something you’re really good at but don’t really talk about?

10: World peace or world domination? 😀


Hope you all enjoyed reading my answers and went and checked out all the awesome blogs mentioned above 🙂

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Ice Cream, Murder, and Music.

CUE THE MUSIC KELSEY!

I’m a writer and I’m crazy
Sadly I cannot drink dairy
And violence-wise, my mind is not the cleanest
But despite my talent at procrastination
And my pinterest, and my 7 kittiens
I’ve always yearned to be a published writer!
Can’tcha see my books sold world wide at book stores?
Actually making money off them?
Yep, I’d rather be called deadly
For my killer grammar and spelling!
Thank you!
‘Cause way down deep inside
I’ve got a dream

She’s got a dream!
She’s got a dream!

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*Music dies down*

Ahem.

Anyway, I hoped you enjoyed my little musical number. Just pretend that it was the voice of your favorite singers serenading to you.

Lovely right?

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Now you may be wondering if I can actually have dairy or not, and the thing is I can have butter, yogurt, and certain cheeses, but I can’t do milk or ice cream. You see the last time I had ice cream I was at Magic Kingdom and it was late at night, I’d say about 12 am (sometimes the parks stays open till 1 am!)

We (my family and I) were kind of celebrating and such, so I thought “Why not have the giant ice cream cookie sandwich the size of my head?!”

I get about half way through and think, hmm better not eat the whole thing. I ate both cookies though! 😀 So it’s all good and fun till I get on the monorail. Not only was I tooting the whole ride back to the parking lot, but right across from me was a drunk woman. A drunk 40 year old on her honey moon. And what was stranger was her parents were there as well. (Awkward much?!)

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So as I’m tooting, she starts to sing to her new husband “Do you wanna build a snowman?!” over and over again. Right in his face too. At first I felt bad for tooting up a storm, but by this point I’m hoping that it smells so bad that she’ll hopefully pass out.

She doesn’t. To make it all worse, the woman wouldn’t sing the whole song, just “DO YOU WANNA BUILD A SNOWMAN?!”

I tried my best to not scream back “NO! NO I DO NOT WANT TO BUILD A MOTHER HUGGING SNOWMAN! NOR DO I THINK YOUR PARENTS OR HUSBAND OR ANYONE ELSE IN THIS MONORAIL!!!”

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Does this story have anything to do with writing? Well I manged to come up with 5 ways to kill that woman in my head, so yes, I say it does.

Anyone else have dairy issues? Please comment below!

Gettin’ Bloggy with it (Na na na na na)!

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*Proceeds to dance like all the cool 90s kid did*

*Realizes you’re all picturing me dancing*

*Stops dancing*

 Hello! First blog post! Exciting right?892dc59d7900eb90007bca111b9d6855

First thing: If you’re looking for a typical blog, then look no further! No, actually, turn around and run. Run really fast. Because I don’t plan on doing what’s typical or expected of me, and certainly not what’s normal. The name of the blog is Freckled Mermaids. I’m not going for normal here.

I’m going for unique. Not that “LOOK! I MAKE UNICORN CAT COLLARS AND SELL THEM ON ETSY” unique. More of the “LOOK! I WRITE ABOUT UNICORN CAT COLLARS AND SEND IT IN TO PUBLISHERS!” unique. Sadly my story about the unicorn cat collars hasn’t gotten anywhere with the publishers, so I’m working on different things at the moment.

Such as a blog.

And a fantasy book series, with fairy tale parallels, a trilogy about dragons, and an Alice in Wonderland inspired comic/graphic novel, on top of the other million  story ideas. Also cooking and baking. I do that a lot (eating what I make too).

I don’t think I need to say it, but I’m going to anyway: I am a writer. And that is why I’m doing this. I’m going to give tips, advice, and share with you my journey as a writer. But unlike other blogs, I don’t want you to get a peek into my life (that’s kind of creepy and stalkerish man). I want you to get a peek into my mind.

Which leads into why I write. I’m an INTP, a thinker.

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I think a lot, it’s a hobby of mine. Call me arrogant, but I dislike the thought of the world not knowing a taste of my mind. I want someone to read my stuff and think “Wow…I get this. I think like this…It makes so much sense.”

As I mentioned above I like to cook and bake. I also like to eat. I don’t think about food as a form of energy or a source of sustenance. To me, cooking and baking are forms of art. So yes, food will be talked about from time to time. And if I’m feeling really artsy, I might even post recipes.

At this point you might be wondering, “This is nice and all…but freckled mermaids? What do they have to do with this?”

A lot actually. I have freckles all over me. My parents have freckles. My brother has freckles. A lot of my friends and family members have them too. I love freckles. I probably have freckles in my soul.

I also love mermaids and often like to think I am one myself. When you’re always finding salt in your hair, glitter on your face, and a love for the color blue, it starts to make you wonder…

Now I’d love to go on and on all day about freckles and mermaids, but I’ll save those topics for more blog posts.

I’ll also talk about books, fictional characters, movies/TV shows, my inner nerd, MBTI and other personality type stuff, and much much more!

You’ll get all of this for the small price of 5 payments of 19.95 (plus shipping and handling)!!!

Just kidding! If anything, I just want loyal readers who will be rooting for me and my works.

Okay, I would like money also.

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