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My dearest stalkers, I bring you good news today! Very good news.

Admittedly this piece of “good news” probably won’t matter to many of you, but to me it’s as if I’d just had a shot of pure gold (which is kind of impossible, when you think about it, because I could die… But whatever). My dear friends, I know this is unbelievable, incredible, implausible… BUT, somehow… despite my lazy blogging attitude… I GOT NOMINATED FOR ANTHER AWARD!!! You know what this calls for: THE HAPPY DANCE. weeeee *dances*.

What makes all this even more surprising, is the person who nominated me. Ladies and Gents, I present to you my nominator: The witty, quirky, funny Liam! In all seriousness, this means a lot more to me than just a small award. It has never ever crossed my mind that THE HEAD PHIL would ever pick me to receive one of his awards, and the fact that he did just sends me over the moon (and back, so I can write this post. Unfortunately the moonbeings haven’t yet discovered the internet and it’s wonders. It’s a good thing really; once they do, their souls shall be consumed forever, and they’ll be doomed to a lifetime of blogging and sleepless nights). Normally at this point I’d send virtual thank you’s, hugs, kisses and brightly coloured happy things. However, I’m sure most of us know of Liam’s dislike for brightly coloured things (and I doubt he’d appreciate the hugs), so instead I’ll just give him a formal “Thank you” and a gratuitous tip of the head. Honestly though, all jokes aside, Liam is an amazing blogger. His posts are always full of good humour and never fail to entertain me. Go check his blog out, but be sure to do it when you haven’t got much homework, because once you enter you’ll be so captivated by all the awesome that you won’t be able to leave. You have been warned.

Now, like all other awards, this one comes with rules. I’ll try to follow them. I’ll try.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Answer the 5 questions given to you, and ask the next person 5 new questions.
  3. Award 5 people.
  4. Post the rules.

I’ve already thanked Liam twice, but just in case he missed it, here it is again: Thank you Liam *tips head*.

Now for the questions.

1. Say a letter was mailed to you one day– what would you wish to be in it?

I don’t think I even need to answer this one. I have been waiting for this letter ever since I was 13. If I ever received a letter by mail, I WOULDN’T want it to be a love letter, or a thank you letter, or fanmail, or even something from a beloved relative. NO, if I received a letter by mail, I would want (scratch that, I would expect) it to be a letter telling me that I have finally been recognised as an exceptionally skilled witch, and that I have been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If I do end up getting a mailed letter (which by the way, I never do) it had better be a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts (or Harvard. I don’t mind either one), or else I’d scream and throw the useless thing into my fireplace.

2. Say that same letter was incinerated before you read it– what would be your reaction?

I would accept the challenge, and put my letter back together using nothing but my spit and sticky tape. Then I’d read the message, and flash my triumphant smile.

3. If you could abolish one day of the week and everything that happens on it, which would you choose?

Sunday, because then I wouldn’t miss anything important. All I ever do on Sundays is sleep. And eat. And try to blog. And sleep some more.

4. What was the last piece of music you listened to?

“I’m Still Here” by the Goo Goo Dolls. Before any of you say anything, yes, yes I know it’s a cartoon. I happen to like watching cartoons, and Treasure Planet was one of the ones I really enjoyed. I also absolutely love Studio Ghibli’s works (“Howl’s Moving Castle” being one of my favourites). They’re just so emotional and full of meaning… That’s the thing about cartoons, see. Cartoons can make you cry, make you laugh. That’s a skill Hollywood needs to learn.

5. What is your favorite regional accent?

British! >:D

Now, let us move on to the 5 lucky nominees! Unfortunately I’m still relatively new to the wordpress world, and so I don’t know many of you that well. So my list of people will once again be from a mixture of blogs.

  1. Insert Witticism Here
  2. Heroic Endeavours
  3. The Art Of Dreaming 
  4. Sanity Fair
  5. Amira’s Nightmare

Right, that’s all for now! I’m off to do the happy dance and lie in bliss as I ponder my good fortune.

Adios!

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So I was idly stalking some of my favourite blogs today, when I stumbled upon a fascinating piece of information. I discovered that I have – to my utter astonishment – been nominated for another blog award! (The “Amazeballs Blogger Award”, to be precise). Now, I realise that this probably means nothing to most of you, but to me it feels like I’ve found buried treasure. I’m fully aware that I’ve been pretty inactive lately (sorry… I’m on vacation and the internet is really unpredictable. Which reminds me, I have to write a rant on that soon), which has naturally lead to a few unfollowers, so this is really just the motivation I needed to get me up and posting again.

The flood of thank you’s, online hugs and kisses go to Nevillegirl – who runs Musings From Neville’s Navel – this time, and it shouldn’t be at all surprising that I was stalking her blog in the first place. She is truly a fantastic blogger, and you all should definitely go check out/follow her blog – pretty soon you’ll be stalking her like I do ;).

Moving right along. Like most other blog awards, this one comes with it’s set of requirements (when will someone make an award that doesn’t come with requirements?!), so, here goes…

THE RULES:

  1. You must link to the blog you received the award from.
  2. You must answer all the questions.
  3. You must pass it onto at least one other Amazeballs Blogger, the more the merrier.
  4. You must remember to tell the recipients that you nominated them, whether by commenting on their blogs, PMing them if you know them on a different site, or other methods.
  5. You must be amazeballs!

So, here we go.

QUESTIONS:

Oh dear, these are by far the hardest questions for me to answer… I have too many favourite things! It’s absurd that anyone would expect me to just pick ONE for each category…

1. What are you favourite song lyrics?

Hmm… I obsess over things pretty easily, so naturally my favourite song lyrics changes all the time… But for now it’s probably “TONIIIIIIGHT, WE ARE YOUNG! SO LET’S SET THE WORLD ON FIIRE, WE CAN BURN BRIIGHTER, THAN THE SUUUUN!” from “We Are Young“, by Fun featuring Janelle Monae. It has quite a catchy beat (the sort that makes you feel like howling the lyrics at the top of your voice during the chorus) and it’s also the song of this year’s graduating class. Hope you guys enjoy…

2. What is your favourite book/book series?

If it’s a book then honestly I could sit here thinking for hours, and still not come up with any… I love reading far too much to pick a favourite book out of the hundreds I’ve read. But if we’re talking about a book series, then no question my favourites would be Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer), Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) and CHERUB! (Robert Muchamore). I grew up reading those books, am still reading them (which goes to show that I haven’t actually finished growing up yet), and they will probably stay with me till I grow old, wither and die.

3. What is your favourite movie/TV Series?

My favourite movie? Oh, that’ll be THE AVENGERS, definitely. No question about it. I’ve watched it three times in the cinema, and plan to torrent it once a good dvdrip comes out. And when I do torrent it, I’ll probably watch it another three times on my own, and maybe another two times with friends. Yup, that’s a movie that’ll stay with me forever. My favourite TV series is BBC’s modern version of Sherlock Holmes. Not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but I’m a huge fan of BBC’s Sherlock Holmes (and Sherlock Holmes in general, actually). I absolutely adore all the actors, the series is hilarious and captivating, and I’ve watched all the episodes twice. You should all definitely go look it up on sidereel.com and watch it because it is simply AMAZING.

4. Who inspires you?

A lot of people. Mainly authors, epic musicians, my mum, random cosplayers… Basically I admire a lot of people, and I get inspired by almost anyone, sometimes even strangers…

5. What is your dream job?

When I’m talking to grown-ups, my “sensible” answer is I want to be a Clinical Psychologist, or Child Psychology. Really though, my aspirations go from fabulous rock star to intergalactic princess… So yeah, my future is still undecided.

OUCH I JUST GOT BITTEN BY SOME RANDOM INSECT MY DAY IS RUINED.

Anyway… Moving on to my nominations…

DUN DUN DUNN

  1. Kylie, at Six Words
  2. Amira, at Amira’s Nightmare
  3. Jas, at Jelectrify (Yes I know this is a tumblr, and I know there isn’t much text on it… But she’s one of my closest friends and her blog is just… amazeballs. It’s centered around fashion, and I guess perhaps fashion isn’t my usual topic… But hey, even I have a girly side).

I know there are only three, but the other bloggers I wanted to nominate (like Hero and Liam) have already been nominated… But hey, two is more than one (no kidding) so I’ve met the requirements ;).

That’s all for today, I suppose.

Adios!

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