It’s been a while since we did one of these fun posts, so we took Madiuram‘s very kind nomination as an opportunity to take a break from our monthly theme. 🙂 Here are our answers to her interesting questions!
Who do you write your blog for?
Nafiza: For YOU, dear Readers. And for me as well. Because why not?
Yash: What Nafiza said! Yes! But also a little for me because sometimes I need to release my not-so-inner fangirl.
Steph: Ditto! I write it for you guys and because I love and respect Children’s and Young Adult literature.
Would you call your sense of humour average or a little strange? Why?
Nafiza: I’d call my sense of humour totally normal but I hear Yash snorting already. So, um, strange. I don’t know? I’m a littttttle macabre. Just a tiny bit.
Janet: My sense of humour is perfectly normal for my family and average for my friends. So my humour is probably more than a little strange – but it feels normal to me!
Yash: *snorts at Nafiza* *nods at Janet* I think my sense of humour is kind of evil but mostly goofball. Is that … normal? *crosses fingers*
Steph: I’m not sure what I am… I would like to think I’m quippy and punny, but that’s kind of goofy really so… goofy?
What did you imagine your future would be like when you were a child?
Nafiza: When I was a child, I didn’t think of the future. Honest. All I was concerned about was playing, books, food, and playing-wait, I still am. Oops.
Janet: Inasmuch as I imagined the future, I was curious about career possibilities. I thought for a while that I might be a spy. The problem, I soon realized, was that lying was wrong. So either I would have to be a spy perfectly adept at misleading while speaking the exact truth (i.e. like the faerie), or I would have to think of something else.
Yash: I wanted to be able to grow wings and fly once I hit thirteen so, adulthood, thus far, has been largely disappointing.
Steph: I wanted to be a Lawyer for the longest time – and then I realized that all I ever wanted to do was write and read fiction and so… that’s where I ended up!
Do you prefer listening to your radio, your iPod (iPhone, mp3, whatever), CD, or other, while in the car?
Nafiza: It depends on the mood I’m in. Usually I take the time to think either of my stories or the world. If I’m with someone else then I prefer listening to music over conversations.
Janet: I usually listen to the ambient sounds of the road.
Yash: iPod. If the road is noisy, loud music. If it’s calm and serene, an audiobook.
Steph: Music in the car. Audiobooks while walking. Music while cleaning. Audiobooks while cooking. It varies 🙂
If your house was on fire and all living inhabitants were safely out of harm, what would you grab before you left? Why?
Nafiza: Do you really need to ask? I probably would die in the fire because I wouldn’t know which book to rescue. Now I’m sad. Thanks.
Janet: I know but I’m not telling.
Yash: My laptop and Kindle.
Steph: Laptop, passport and my tennis raquet… this is the zombie apocalypse, right?
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of “love” (romantic or family, doesn’t matter)?
Nafiza: I don’t know. Driven for hours in search of bubble drink cuz my brother was craving it in the middle of the night? Pretended to be a customer to call my cousin’s crush to see whether he was at work?
Janet: As you might have guessed from my answer to the humour question above, my sense of crazy is a little warped. What standard of crazy are you applying?
Yash: Not telling.
Steph: Too many things – from dancing in public to running (ew!) to wearing matching sailor scout costumes… I mean, what do you count as crazy?
What’s your philosophy on finding happiness?
Nafiza: Live each day as though it were the most precious day you’ll ever have the chance to live. A philosophy I don’t always follow myself. I’m trying.
Janet: Finding happiness? It’s not like it’s hiding on you. I tend to be happiest when I have meaningful and measurable work to do, when bike rides are regular, when I anticipate seeing friends soon, and when I remember to pray regularly. Also when I have both silence and song, as necessary.
Yash: I don’t think I have a philosophy. I just do the stuff I like and stay away from people who make me hate myself.
Steph: If you hate something, don’t do it anymore and you’ll be happy.
Why did you start your blog?
Nafiza: Cuz I wanted to work with my awesome colleagues and badgered them until they agreed. *beam*
Janet: Because Nafiza said so. And then Steph and Yash said so. *baaas pitifully like an unusually docile sheep*
Yash: Nafiza made me. O_O
Steph: It was Nafiza’s idea, and then I went gungho because, well, this is fun!
What was your favourite pastime as a kid?
Nafiza: I’ll give you one guess.
Janet: I did spend a lot of time reading.
Yash: Reading. Duh. (But also bullying my friends into reenacting Disney movies … and changing the end, effectively play-acting fanfiction.)
Steph: Reading and torturing my little sister.
If you could miraculously get any role in a musical, TV show, or movie, who would you want to be?
Nafiza: I have zero desires to be an actor. I’d like to write a script for a play someday though.
Janet: The problem with this is that I can’t act. It would be awfully fun to try voice-over. Is that what it’s called when you are the voice for an animated character? But if we’re talking miracles here, I’d like to be good enough to sing in a musical. Or a movie. A good musical or movie, please.
Yash: If I could act or sing, I’d love to be part of an all-female production of The History Boys.
Steph: I would love to do voice acting actually, as Janet mentioned. I think it would be fun – and I would love to do the voices for audiobooks too. I could do radio. I just don’t think I could be on T.V. really.
How difficult do you imagine writing 11 questions for your nominees will be?
Nafiza: Not very.
Janet: There are four of us, so we individually don’t have to write many questions.
Yash: Actually, there are three of us at the moment and one of us *points to self* is a terrible, no-good slacker. So. DIFFICULT!
Steph: Haha, I didn’t have to because I’m the uber slacker. <3
Our nominees are:
And these are our questions:
- To be eligible for this award you must like pineapple. Do you like pineapple? No? How about oranges? Grapes?
- If your life was a book, who would it be written by? Why?
- Team Werewolf or Team Superhero? Why?
- What’s your idea of a perfect novel?
- What’s your favourite song written in a language other than your first language?
- When you were a child, what did you imagine you would be or do when you grew up?
- Do you like walking barefoot?
- If a character could live in your head and narrate your life, who would it be?
- Think of all your OTPs. You must now choose one to break apart tragically. Which one would it be and why?
- If you could read only a single book for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Thanks again for the nomination, Madiuram! You’re a ray of sunshine yourself! <3