Character Conversations: Kokino

Hello all! Today, I’ll be interviewing that friend of Saymeth’s who was mentioned last week. 🙂

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Little Red Riding Hood

Brings treats to her ailing Grandmother

Wanders through the woods

Is deceived by the wolf

Likes the color red

Loves her Grandmother very much

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Kokino (Koki) of Koufit

Brings weapons to her conniving Grandmother

Lives deep in the woods, alone

Is in cahoots with the wolf

Still likes the color red 🙂

Has a civil hate for her Grandmother

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Me: Hi Koki.

Koki: *sighs, annoyed* Hey.

M: Look, I know you’re not terribly enthused about this interview, so I’ll try (key word, here) to keep it as short as I can.

K: *shrugs* Whatever.

M: You’re friends with Saymeth, right?

K: Yeah, he’s pretty nice. Naïve, sometimes foolish, but real nice.

M: *winces internally* So…I imagine you get upset with him pretty easily then, huh?

K: *rolls eyes* Yeah, he can be a pain, but I still keep him around. He helps me with my business.

M: Your…business?

K: Yeah. I run a secret weapons operative with my Grandma.

M: …You deal in weapons? What kinds? And what do you use them for? Do you work for someone?

K: Ugh, too many questions! Yes, secret kinds, secret stuff, and…yes.

M: *thinks for a minute* Okay. Forget I asked about it. How’s your family life?

K: What? I don’t have a family. Both my parents are dead.

M: *ouch* I’m so sorry…

K: *shrugs* Eh, I barely knew them. I was only four or so when it happened.

M: *shuffles papers uncomfortably* Um…So, do you like your life, living in the woods by yourself? Or do you live with your Grandma?

K: *snorts* If me and my Grandma lived with each other, we’d both kill each other. And yeah, I do like living in the woods. It’s quiet.

M: I’ve heard you work closely with forest dryads. Is that true?

K: Oh, yeah. We needed more operatives, so Grandma bribed them with arugula.

M: *bites back laughter* Okay… Parting questions. Do you play any instruments?

K: I can’t even play a kazoo.

M: *internally shakes head, distressed* Do you enjoy gardening?

K: *laughs* Are you kidding me? I don’t enjoy it in the least. You don’t usually enjoy something you do to stay alive.

M: *gulps* …Do you have any animals?

K: *grins* I’ve got a wolf hybrid.

M: …Thank you so much for answering my questions. Thus concludes our interview.

K: Great. *shoves chair away and swiftly leaves room*

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Koki’s an…interesting sort, to say the least. XD I hope you enjoyed the interview! Until next time! ❤

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello all you bloggers! Well, it appears that we’ve come to the mid-year marker already! How even?! But anyway, I was tagged by the lovely Miss Deborah over at The Page Dreamer, so thank you so much! I’m a little late to the party, but oh well. It’s still July, right?

I’ve read 25 books out of my 70 books goal, which I’m pretty okay with…My Goodreads challenge tells me I’m 13 books behind schedule, but I guess I can learn to live with that…

BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016

How can you ask of me such a question?! I’ve actually loved all the books I’ve read so far, so…I guess I will go with my top 5: Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, Illusionarium by Heather Dixon, Jackaby by William Ritter, Paper Crowns by Mirriam Neal, and The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans. ^_^

The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul EvansPaper Crowns by Mirriam NealJackaby by William RitterIllusionarium by Heather DixonHeartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016

The next three books after Heartless, but Moonblood in particular, because LIONHEART MY PRECIOUS. *flails*

Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO

Blood Ties by Hazel B. West sounds fabulous, but also Passenger by Alexandra Bracken and Twinepathy by C.B. Cook.

Twinepathy (IDIA #1)Passenger (Passenger, #1)Blood Ties (Modern Tales of Na Fianna #1)

MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND-HALF OF THE YEAR

I’m going to have to go with Deborah and say Crooked Kingdoms. KAZ NEEDS INEJ WHY DOES NOBODY SEE THIS. I’m also super excited for Heartless by Marissa Meyer, which is a kind of Alice in Wonderland retelling so…yes, of course.

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)Heartless

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

I would definitely have to say Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. It had a really cool premise. I mean, a book in files, text messages, and documents? Yes please! But, unfortunately, it wasn’t for me. There was a lot of swearing, which I didn’t like, and it was just flat out crazy. Which normally, I like, but…

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

BIGGEST SURPRISE

I would say The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. I went into it thinking it would be just another middle-grade book, but I was delightfully surprised. ^_^ I really want to read the next books now!

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR

Ooh, I’m definitely going with Anne Elisabeth Stengl! Her writing style is so beautiful and easy to read and I can just slip into and not come out for a while. 🙂 The Tales of Goldstone Wood are a new favorite! ❤

Heartless by Anne Elisabeth StenglVeiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth StenglMoonblood by Anne Elisabeth StenglStarflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH/SHIP

Tough one…I have a lot! I totally ship Abigail and Charlie from Jackaby. *squirms in delight* Also Hal and Ginny from Paper Crowns, and Lockwood and Anna (EVEN THOUGH IT’S SO SAD 😦 )

Jackaby by William RitterPaper Crowns by Mirriam NealIllusionarium by Heather Dixon

As for crushes…well, I think Azrael from Paper Crowns, Jackaby from…Jackaby, Jonathan and Lockwood from Illusionarium, and Lionheart from The Tales of Goldstone Wood are all fabulous. ❤ (Oh, and I just put a picture of Heartless down to signify TToGW series. I didn’t particularly like him in Heartless…)

Paper Crowns by Mirriam NealJackaby by William RitterIllusionarium by Heather DixonHeartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER

SO HARD! I have sooooo many! But, since I don’t want this post to be a mile long list, I’ll settle on saying Jacin (even though we meet him in Cress) and Winter from The Lunar Chronicles. They’re so adorable!! ^_^

Winter by Marissa Meyer

BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

Hmm…I  don’t cry to easily when I’m reading, even in super intense parts. But…I did come close to crying during Moonblood. ;(

Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

ALL THE BOOKS! But to be more specific…Winter really did make me super happy. Especially the ending… 😀

 Winter by Marissa Meyer

FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTION YOU SAW THIS YEAR

Gosh, I don’t know if I’ve seen any this year…*wracks brain* Yeah, I got nothing. But I really want to see The BFG, if that counts?

The BFG (2016) Poster

FAVORITE POST YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR THIS YEAR

Ooh, let’s see… Here are a few that I am pretty good with:

MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT SO FAR THIS YEAR

Probably Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I mean LOOK AT THE PRETTY COVER. I kind of just bought it to stare at the cover…*guilty face* But I had been eyeing it for a while, so it’s okay, right?

Passenger (Passenger, #1)

WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THIS YEAR

TOO MANY. That’s my answer. I’ll list some: The Word Changers by Ashlee Willis, Storm Siren by Mary Weber, King’s Warrior by Jenelle Schmidt, Twinepathy by C.B. Cook, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Secrets of Valhalla by Jasmine Richards, The Body Electric by Beth Revis, Howl’s Moving Castle and Archer’s Goon by Dianna Wynne Jones, Entwined by Heather Dixon, Dream Treaders by Wayne Thomas Batson, and Five Magic Spindles by various authors. Wow, that’s more than some, plus this is only a small portion of my TBR pile, so…that’s scary… XD

Five Magic SpindlesDreamtreaders (Dreamtreaders, #1)Twinepathy (IDIA #1)EntwinedArcher's GoonHowl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)The Body ElectricSecrets of ValhallaThe Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)King's Warrior (The Minstrel's Song, #1)Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1)The Word Changers

That’s the tag! I’m super bad at tagging people…So if you’re reading this and you want to do it, please feel free!

Thanks for reading! Until next time! ❤

And the Winner is…

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Welcome to the Most Epic Hero Silmaril presentation! Today, we will be having our very own…

ARAGORN II

Son of Arathorn II, crowned King Tar Elessar Telcontar, 39th Heir of Isildur, 65th in the Numenorian line since Elros, and brother of Elrond.

Lord of the rings, lol he looks so much like my dad.=]:

So without further ado, here he is!

Thank you Madeline, for such a warm introduction. And thank you all for coming to attend the first annual Silmarillion Awards Ceremony!

*cue the round of applause*

I am surprised that you would choose me to present this award. I feel I am not worthy of such an honor, but I will try my best to accept it.  I surely hope presenting this award will be easier than battling in the fields of Pelennor…

*cue laughter*

You’re too kind an audience. *smiles* I would like to expound on the nature of the award being presented. The Most Epic Hero Silmaril will go to the hero who is brave in times of trouble, who goes out of his way to help people, who always tries to do the right thing, even when it may not always seem like it at the time.

The winner of this award certainly deserves this honor. He has proven steadfast and true in his fight to free the people from an oppressive king. He may be a wanted man, but he more then makes up for his supposed crimes by giving his aid to the people of…*pauses* Oh, I probably shouldn’t say from where just yet. *smiles* 

So without further delay, I am most proud to present that the winner for the Most Epic Hero Silmaril is…

ROBIN HOOD!

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Sir Robin Hood, please step forward to accept your award!

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Oh, thank you all ever so much everyone! *grins* I can’t believe I’ve actually been considered a hero. I’m just trying to make the world a better place, you know? Thank you, thank you! *bows*

We are all very happy for you, Robin Hood. You’ve truly proven to everyone that you are a most epic hero. Enjoy your award and thank you all for attending!

*cheers!*

Here’s a list of the other bloggers’ posts. I’ll keep updating it as more posts go live:

Oh, and in case you were curious of the results of the other nominees…

Robin Hood (The Adventures of Robin Hood) 31 / 26%

Westley (Princess Bride) 29 / 24%

Lucy Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia) 26 / 21%

Peter Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia) 18 / 15%

Prince of Farthestshore (Tales of Goldstone Wood) 17 / 14%

Thank you guys for all of your nominations and votes! We couldn’t have done this without your participation, and we hope to see you next year! Until next time! ❤

Character Conversations: Saymeth

Hello all! Today, I have a very interesting character for you…

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The Big Bad Wolf

Tricks Little Red Riding Hood

Sneaks into Grandma’s house

Hungry beast

Clever and sly

Tries to kill Little Red, Grandma, and the Huntsman

 

Saymeth of Koufit

Sweet and honest (which is sometimes not the best thing, given his position)

Would never dream of breaking into someone’s house

Vegetarian

Clever, but not so sly

Is in cahoots with Red Riding Hood

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Me: Hey there Saymeth!

Saymeth: Oh, hello. Nice to meet you.

M: So, let’s start off, shall we? Tell me about your relationship to Red Riding Hood.

S: Red riding what? Oh, you mean Koki. She does wear a lot of that color, but I wouldn’t call her Red.

M: Do you know her well?

S: Um… yes. I wouldn’t call it a relationship though. Just friends is good. *has a dreamy look on face*

M: You seem to…how shall I put this? Like her.

S: *blushes profusely and turns away* We’re really jumping right into that? I mean, I like her, of course. We’re good friends.

Silence

M: *grins* Alright, then. What kind of work do you do?

S: *relief plainly visible on face* Oh, I work with Koki. We help capture miscreants and bring them to…

M: …?

S: …To our boss. He takes care of them then.

M: So…this boss of yours wouldn’t happen to be the same boss who Celthic and Zyke work for, would it?

S: *eyes widen* How do you know them?

M: We’re tight, trust me. So how exactly do you do your work? You aren’t saying you…

S: Kidnap people? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Though Koki’s approach is different than mine. I try to be nice and befriend them before swooping in. But she…she just goes for it.

M: You’re a…villain?

S: *shrugs* Villain is a strong word. I just do whatever I’m told.

M: Huh…Okay, well, you must know Celthic pretty well then, right?

S: *stiffens* Not anymore.

M: *raises eyebrow* How so?

S: Never mind how so. He’s disloyal to his friends. *scowls*

M: Okay then…Parting questions. Do you have any special abilities?

S: Well…*looks uneasy* I’m not supposed to tell you, but since it seems pretty open here, why not? I’m a telepathic wolf animorph.

M: A…what now?

S: *looks nervous* Can’t that be enough?

M: *le sigh* Fine. Do you like music?

S: As long as it’s not high pitched…*shudders*

M: *holds back laugh* Do you have any family members?

S: *looks very sad* Not that I remember.

M: *smiles sympathetically* Thank you for answering my questions, Saymeth.

S: Oh, you’re most welcome. *smiles*

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There we are! How’d you like him? Doesn’t seem the villainous type to me. What do you think?

Until next time! ❤

Character Conversations: Tizini

Hello all! It’s nice to be back and blogging. 🙂 Let’s get straight into it, shall we?

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The Genie of the Lamp

Grants three wishes to whoever holds the lamp

Proves helpful in times of trouble

Ready (and eager) to serve his master

Usually takes genie form

Kind and generous

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Tizini of Alldinia

Still grants the holder of the lamp three wishes

Not so helpful in a crisis

Couldn’t care less what his master wants

Usually takes human form

Snobbish and self-centered

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Me: Hello, Tizini

Tizini: *rolls his eyes* Can we get on with this interview? I’m horrible at answering questions.

M: *grinds teeth then whispers* That’s funny, ’cause you always have a snappy answer for everything.

T: Whispering to yourself? Rude.

M: So sorry Tizini. *forces self not to roll eyes in exasperation* Alright, so I know you’re a genie, correct?

T: Yes. Some inconsiderate people call me a djinni, so I have to politely correct them over and over again. It’s so annoying.

M: …How unfortunate. So if I called you The Djinni throughout this entire interview, would you get upset?

T: *glares sharply* Don’t even think about it. Next question.

M: *frowns* You’re very different from what I pictured a genie to be.

T: So I’m a disappointment is what you’re saying?

M: I didn’t say that. Despite your horrible attitude, I find you quite entertaining. Do dji…genies, have families?

T: You’re lucky. And yes, sometimes we do. Sometimes we don’t. That’s why people are prejudiced against us. They say we come from the bowels of Nore and aren’t human. Which I guess is true.

M: You look like a human.

T: Quite sharp, aren’t I? I don’t like my genie form. But I must say, it comes in handy when I have to sneak around for whichever sorry soul picks up my lamp.

M: Speaking of which…Markus is technically your master, right?

T: *groans* Don’t get me started on him…He’s incredibly annoying.

M: *raises an eyebrow* Really?

T: To be sure. First he disrupted me by violently shaking my lamp like a possessed man. Then he asks me to find his friend, Paige, I think it was. And then after that, he forces me to help him and her save Nore from some evil wizard!

M: Evil wizard, huh?

T: Yes. Isn’t anyone considerate anymore? Do they really think I want to get tangled up in that mess? Honestly. *tosses his head in the air*

M: Well, since you seem so worked up, I suppose I’ll finish up with a few parting questions. Do you know how to whistle?

T: *stares* I am a genie. Of course I can.

M: Do you like to cook?

T: Ignorant! I have no need to cook. I am…

M: A genie, yes. Got it. If you’re a genie, you can obviously use magic. But can others use magic against you?

T: *narrows eyes* No…How did you know that?

M: Well, that’s all for today, thank you very much Tizini.

T: Finished? What kind of an interview was that? You didn’t even ask any prominent questions!

M: It’s my interview, thank you. Goodbye!

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Thanks for reading! Until next time! ❤

Voting Round is Open!

Hello everyone, and Happy 4th if you’re living in the USA! *fireworks* *sparklers* *freedom* Yay!

And may I just say…Wow…We had an absolutely fabulous turn-out for the Silmarillion Awards! Thank you so, so, much for all your nominations!

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You can use this link to go to the voting form and vote for you favorite characters! And may I just say, these are going to be tough choices…Oh, and please don’t vote more than once! 😉

Here are the top 5 for Epic Hero:

  • The Prince of Farthestshore from The Tales of Goldstone Wood
  • Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Westley from The Princess Bride
  • Robin Hood from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Peter Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia

Agh, too many good choices!! *indecision*

Thank you again for your participation and may your favorite character win! 😉

 

 

JuNoWriMo’s Over!

Hello all!

Wow, craziness happened those last two weeks. And I forgot to update, so yeah, there’s that…

But anyway, lots of stuff happened, so I got less words than I had originally planned to aim for, but in the process of writing, I actually figured out that my actual story is turning out to be longer than even 51,000 words! So I didn’t get too upset with my lower word count of about 45,000, (exact would be 44,557). I’m totally good with that! 😀 And I can’t wait to finish up the draft at my own pace now. 😛

Thanks for your comments (even though I only posted two updates XD ) and support! ❤

I had a lot of post ideas over the course of June, so I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve got coming!

Until next time! 🙂