Monday, 8 May 2017

Liebster Blog Award // featuring my amazing forgettery

In which I got tagged several weeks *cough cough*two months*cough* ago and completely forgot about it until I stumbled across a draft post titled Liebster award, did a double take, and then had the flash of rememberency come upon me.

Oops. That wasn't quite my plan.

BUT ANYWAY. Back in March, Faith tagged me to do the Liebster award and hence I'm here today to finally get to that post. Thanks for tagging me, Faith! (and sorry it took so long for me to get to it)

Here are the official Liebster Tag rules:

1) Link back to the person who tagged you.
2) Answer the eleven questions.
3) Tag 11 bloggers, and let them know you tagged them.
4) Ask your tagged bloggers eleven questions.


1) Do the thing.

So I hereby proceed to follow rule number one and do the thing.

1) What made you want to start a blog?

Technically I never actually 'wanted' to start a blog. My sisters wanted me to. And then my mum got me to for school work. So I could do posts about nature.

In the last three years I've done one post on nature. I'M VERY PROUD OF MYSELF, DON'T LAUGH. *hides under the desk and laughs*

And now I'm glad that I have a blog because I can post about random stuff and writing and generally meet all you cool people.

2) What does your first name mean?

Jane - God is gracious.
I actually rather like that name meaning. It's so true. God is so good.

The meaning of 'Maree' is a little bit more interesting, shall we say. Technically it's derived from the name Mary which means Wished-for child, rebellion, or bitter. Not sure which I'll pick. I mean bitter is a little bit eh. And wished-for child - I don't know but it sounds a bit cliche. Rebellion though. Rebelling against the expectations of today's culture would be a nice plan. Forget about all the 'teenage' stereotypes. Life for Christ.
Yep. That sounds good to me.

3) Did you know when you were younger what you wanted to be/do when you grew up? Do you know or have any idea now what you want to do?

HA. But this technically is two questions. Cheater.

Anyways. I used to think I wanted to be a nurse. I don't know why. I also went through other stages - like everyone probably does - throughout the years before that. If my memory serves me correctly, I once wanted to work in a zoo, be a national park ranger person, and also a baker. Because bakers bake tasty stuff.

And now days, if I was to get an actual paid job...I'd go for pizza deliverer because that sounds right up my alley.

But actually right now I'm doing what I want to be doing. a) Living for Christ and b) writing.

4) If you could see yourself from someone else's perspective, who's perspective would you choose and why? (It could be a family member's, a friend's, your local librarian's, etc.)

Wow, um, I don't know? That would be really cool though. Maybe from a friend's perspective. Or actually maybe from one of the random people I know from online. Because that would be rather interesting. I couldn't pick anyone by name though, I don't think.

5) What was the last book you read? What was your opinion of it? Did you like it, or not so much?

So is this the last book I finished, or the last one I started? Or the last one I read a section from?
Well, the last book I finished was Chokepoint, book 1.5 of The Mission League by Jill Williamson. It was pretty epic. I mean, secret agents, guy-nappings (as opposed to kidnappings), betrayals. It was good. Four stars. Not as good as the first book, but still pretty good.
(If you're one of those people who want the full thing, you can check out my actual review here.)

6) What was the last movie you watched? What was your opinion of it? Did you like it, or no?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. IT WAS GREAT. *flails over it forever*

Ahem. Yes. I loved the characters and the story and ack everything basically. It was a fantastic birthday present to get for my sister. (Get it? Fantastic? *cue everyone reading this groaning very loud and shoving me into a magical suitcase and keeping me in there forever*)

7) What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?

Okay. You literally asked for it.

I'm going to say Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I know that technically the movie isn't really an adaptation of the book because the book doesn't have the storyline because it was more of a facts thing, BUT THE MOVIE WAS GREAT SO IT TOTALLY COUNTS. Newt was the best. And Jacob was a No-Mag/muggle that actually played an important and intelligent role and I liked him too. AND ALL THE CREATURES. I think I was a little bit more like Newt than anyone else. Awkward if meeting new people. Excited with animals. Sounds like great fun.

*cough* I'll stop fangirling now.

8) What quote (from a book, movie, or YouTube video) do you find yourself saying often?

*clears throat*
Note: every book and movie that I watch, I pick up lots of quotes. That makes this question very difficult. I quote lots of things every day. (Although not as much as I used to, I'm getting more original)

That said, at the moment I can't actually think of any particular quotes that I use specifically frequently. Other than maybe "I see...I see the light. The light has come upon me. I now know..." Quoted from Kingdom Pen Cinema. *snorts*

9) If you could live in any other previous time period, which one would you choose?

Ooh ooh I think it'd be cool to be around when planes were being invented. Like with all the race to the sky, sort of idea. It's just always had a cool swashbuckling intrigue for me.

10) What would you consider your favorite thing to do in your free time? What do you ACTUALLY end up doing in your free time?

Ooh tsk tsk look at this. Another double question. *shakes head sadly*

Reading probably. And also music stuff - whether it be writing it, playing it or listening to it and reading at the same time. Win-win.

Free time? What is these words? I thought free time went extinct a few months ago.
Well actually on the occasions when I do get free time, I do read and do music. And also hang out with siblings, or chat online to friends. Critique read peoples novels. Write random snippets of story ideas just for fun. All that cool stuff.

11) What is one thing that you always want people to remember about you after you're gone?

To be completely honest, I'd like people to remember how passionate I was about my Lord and Saviour. I'm a work in progress (we all are though, am I right) in this area, but I try to give all the glory to Him. And I'd like that to be the most memorable thing about me.

On a less serious note, I'd also like people to remember me as someone who made them laugh.

So there you are. My very late tag post award thing. I don't think I can tag eleven people though, and eleven questions - wow that's so many. I don't have the skill for that. (Shhh don't look at me like that. Of course I could be bothered, if I had the skill. It's the skill that's lacking, obviously.)

But hey, all the peoples around who comment on my blog and have blogs themselves, do this thing. use the questions I answered. Or think up some more interesting ones.
*starts thinking about lunch*
Or pizza, or something fun like that.

Have you watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?
(if so did you like it? - and if you did, FLAIL WITH ME. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PART?)
What was the last book you read?


  1. Jane, Jane Jane... only you. Fantastic. Wow.
    On the other hand... CONGRATS FOR DOING IT!!!!!!!!! And as always, you definitely make me crack up. Everytime. *dies of laughter at random memory that will not leave me, ever (herbs)*
    So, I take it that you liked FBaWTFT?
    *Flails for the soundtrack* AWESOME MUSIC!!!
    Latest book I've read... um... "Echoes from the Edge- Brian Davis" AND IT WAS AMAZING! Although, not as good as the first book. *sighs*

    1. BEST. PUN. EVER. XD *laughs crazily*
      Oh yes yes. I'm a very funny person, am I not. *pats your shoulder* *laughs with you*
      YES I DID. I DID VER MUCH SO LIKE IT. *flails over everything and yes definitely the soundtrack also*
      Oh good to know that it was good. But yeah, not good that it wasn't as epic as book one. That happens a lot, it seems. Sequelitus strikes again. *sad sigh*

  2. I *coughs*, ahem; don't remember what the last book I read was. I read so many that I forget...I'm in the middle of The Count of Monte Cristo right now, but I don't think that counts. :-Z
    I would like to watch Fantastic Beasts, but I think my mom would say no. Is the music good?
    Do you know who writes it?
    Your post was really funny. I take it you like pizza? ;-)
    BTW, I, for one, liked your pun. :-D

    1. BUT THAT'S A SUPER GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE. *applauds* I used to have that problem, but now a) I have goodreads that handily records it for me xP and b) I simply don't get as much time to read. *sighs* It's very sad...Ooh yes, Count of Monte Cristo. How are you finding it?
      Aw, well I guess that gets down to personal opinion and the big Harry Potter controversy. *nods* BUT YESSS the music was EPIC. James Newton Howard was the composer and he did an amazing job and mixing a few hints of the original HP soundtracks in with a brilliant new feel that I absolutely love.
      Yep. XD I like pizza. One of my many nicknames is Pizza Ninja. :P
      YAY. *bounces* That's good to know that someone appreciated it. XD

    2. I'm loving the Count of Monte Cristo! (Although I don't always appreciate his morals, :-Z.) I should check out goodreads! Yes, it's always sad when I don't have time to read. *sheds silent tears*
      I love James Newton Howard's music! I am going to check it out. :-)
      Pizza Ninja, love it. :-D :-D

    3. Yes yes. (Hah yeah that is a downside. :P) YOU SHOULD! It's really useful.
      *cries* I've only read ten books this entire year. *more sobbing*
      IT'S SO EPIC.
      *bows and sweeps cape* Pizza services always on offer. xD

    4. I may take you up on that offer... ;-D

    5. I just realized; you and I have the same middle name (it's just spelled differently)!!!!!!! XD

    6. OOH THAT'S SUPER COOL. *highfives*

  3. I love reading your answers on these blogs. I am so proud of you. You are a beautiful young lady.
    (Mummy brag over) Oh and you are funny too.

    1. Awh. I'm proud to have you as my mum. <3
      But hey, you can brag about me being funny, right? :P

  4. I HAVE NOT WATCHED THOSE. I AM SO FAR BEHIND ON ALL THE HITS THIS YEAR *cries* But, on the bright side, I DO remember the last book I read -- Deny, book two in Blades of Acktar. (please tell me you've read those. If not, go read them xD)

    btw, you definitely make people laugh. Your comments and your blog always make me smile <3

    audrey caylin

    1. YOU NEED TO WATCH IT AUDREY. *throws all the good new movies at you* xD Ooooh yes. I haven't actually read them, but I've heard lots of good stuff about them and they're on my list of must-read-sometime books. :P

      Awww. *hugs* That makes me so happy, Audrey! Thank you. :D

  5. Oh and remember how you wanted to be a waterfall, and a dolphin...... it was not just a nurse.

    1. Hey no. Wasn't the dolphin and waterfall my favourite animal? I'm pretty sure it was. *squints*

  6. I still shiver when people ask me about my plans for the future... even though I'm technically as 'grown up' as I'll be getting, I still don't know. I AM NOT READY TO CARVE MY LIFE IN STONE OKAY PEOPLE? *breathes heavily* ...Sorry, Jane. *gives you marshmallows in apology for the rant* ;)

    Those are both very good things to want to be remembered for!
    (And I LOVE how your family comments on your blog. That's awesome xD)

    Jem Jones

    1. Yes. I had that up until a few months ago and then I was like jeez it doesn't actually matter. I'm doing what God wants me to do /right now/ and that's the most important thing ever. But there are still some certain people who don't count authoring as a 'career' of sorts and so when they ask I get a lot more nervous and it turns out something "I uh...well...I like...writing...I'd like to know...published?" XD
      *pats* Don't worry. Rants are all cool with me. :P

      Yes! I think that would be a wonderful thing to have left with people. A smile, and a new passion for Christ. :)
      (YES. XD It's very encouraging that they take the time to read their daughter's/little sister's/cousin's blog *nods* I have a wonderful family. <3)

  7. I haven't watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet! *Sobs* And the last book I read was The Boy on the Wooden Box, it was so good, but so depressing.

    1. *gives you tissues* You should listen to the soundtrack though. It's pretty epic.
      Ooh yes, I've actually heard of that. Never read it, but I've been told it's good. *nods* Depressing is good sometimes though. It can be rather interesting.


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