Sunshine Blogger Award
McKayla tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. And as usual, I’m quite timely.
What genre was the last movie you watched? What are your three favorite movies in said genre?
Hallmark, but I’m not going to count that. I think non-Hallmark is Princess Diaries which is I guess modern Rom-Com. At the moment, that is one of my three, Leap Year, and Clueless.
If you were to attend Hogwarts, which subject do you think you’d be best at?
I’m not sure. I’d like to be good at Charms, Potions, and Defense Against the Dark Arts. But I think I’m rather too impatient to have stable success in Potions (I’d probably do great one time and abysmal the next) and too chicken for Defense. I’d like to think I’d be great at Charms, but I’m a history person and major, so I’m guessing History of Magic. Fascinating skill, I know.
Would you play Quidditch? If so, what position?
Honestly, I think Quidditch, if we could get the hovercraft/flying thing down with science, would be a super cool game in actual fact. I think I could play any position. I’m thinking Beater although you don’t want me as one, I’d probably seriously hurt someone.
Favorite fantasy subgenre?
Low fantasy. By which I mean where there is a distinct real world and a distinct fantasy world. I consider magical realism as different, its a small level of magic in the real world.
What is a book that you think should have a movie adaptation?
I’m rather afraid of what Hollywood filmmakers do to stories. I used to trust BBC more, but lately they’ve been doing ludicrous things to film adaptations as well I feel. Also, I feel like a lot of my favorite authors have had a least one of their works turned into a movie. If a non-cheesy, non melodramatic (melodrama ruins dramatic effect) independent company could do a movie, I think Mara, Daughter of the Nile would make a good film.
What is a book that you think shouldn’t have had a movie adaptation?
The Eagle of the Ninth. In fact, I’m rather glad it’s forgettably bad. Stay away from Sutcliff all ye sacrilegious filmmaker story ruiners.
What is your favorite type of donut [man, now these are just getting weird]?
Chocolate glazed yeast doughnuts. Granulated sugar yeast doughnut twists are good to, as well as the boxed chocolate with sour cream cake doughnut holes.
Does Aaron Samuels’ hair look sexy pushed back?
I’ve not seen that movie, and that actor is gay, and he looks it, so he’s not attractive to me.
If you had to spend 24 hours locked in an elevator with three fictional characters to keep you company, which three characters would they be?
Jack Sparrow, Kusco, and Chandler. Can you imagine?!!!
Or maybe Chandler, Ross, and Joey just to listen to them and their responses to the situation.
If you could rule the world for enough time to make one law that everyone had to follow, what would that law be?
Something along the lines of mind your own business or leave everyone else alone. I think that should knock out quite a few of the worst evils (murdering or raping someone is about as much getting in their business as you can get) as well as the worst annoyances all at one blow.
What is your love language?
Quality time I think. Specifically, quality discussions.
Having Kuzco and Jack Sparrow in an elevator together would be hilarious!
I think so, as long as I could just watch.
Princess Diaries, Leap Year, and Clueless are all so good! You have great taste.
I think I might prefer low fantasy more too, which surprises me a bit.
Magical realism is my favorite though.
I think I used to want to think that High Fantasy was where it was at, it was for the Real Fantasy People TM, but then I just had to realize that it was all rather too exciting for my Hobbit self.
I love your answers.
Princess Diaries is so good! I’ve been wanting to see Clueless for a long, long time.
Hmm, I think you’d be good at Charms. Yeah, Quidditch would be really fun—both to play and to watch.
Ooh, a Mara, Daughter of the Nile movie would be great (assuming that they could do it well).
Lol. I don’t find Aaron (or his actor) particularly attractive either, but I’m impressed that you got the reference (I mean, people quote it all the time, but it was the first thing that popped into my head, so I guess I assumed people wouldn’t get it).
Jack Sparrow and Kusco? That would be highly entertaining. I think I’ve seen an episode of Friends a long time ago, so I’m not too familiar with the characters, but I imagine it would also be highly entertaining
Oh, I had to look that Aaron character reference up.
If you like sarcasm and situational comedy and don’t mind the more adult rated humor, I’d recommend Friends. I watched clips on Youtube before I committed to watching more of it, I did that with That 70’s Show too, that way I could tell whether it would be worthwhile or not.
This was so fun to read! I love Princess Diaries and Clueless but I don’t think I’ve seen Leap Year. I should look it up at some point.
The image of Jack Sparrow, Kusco and Chandler stuck in an elevator XD That would be interesting to see
If you like those two movies, and sarcastic Irish men and Amy Adams, Leap Year should be right up your alley.
It would be, I was thinking as if I wouldn’t have to participate but could just sit back and watch the chaos.
Interesting questions and answers. Not sure I could have answered all of these when I did this one.
I tend to copy out the questions in blog post draft and then answer them as I think of them.
Yea, me too. But some of these I wouldn’t have answers to. I’m glad the ones I had were more relevant to me.
The Eagle of the Ninth film was so bad. Shame, because I quite liked the casting. Leap Year is so cheesy but I love it!
I just think no filmmaker is good enough to touch Sutcliff works. And I didn’t like the casting. And my sister and I laughed about Channing Tatum’s very southern accent for “put yo thumbs up.” Clearly we weren’t going to get a film in Latin and Insular Celtic dialects (although I do think they had some of the tribes speak some form of Celtic, but they would still have been speaking a far more modern form from whatever earlier branch of Celtic they spoke then), but such a modern American accent was a bit much. And thumbs up meant death. We’ve somehow made it a positive expression in modern times. I only saw it once almost a decade ago, and I’ve usually managed to forget it, lol.