The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag + lots of GIFs

graphic by Kenzie

Hi guys! This week, I’ve decided to take on Kenzie’s newest tag, the Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag! I love the name so much πŸ˜‚ I’m really excited to get into these questions, so let the GIF-filled fun begin! But first:

Rules and Regulations:

  • thank the blogger who tagged you, and leave a link back to their blog
  • leave a link back to the creator of the tag >> (I mean, technically this bit is optional, but I’d really appreciate a link back, especially if you enjoyed the tag!) [I’ll kill to birds with one stone by thanking you Kenzie, for this awesome tag!]
  • answer the questions honestly, and include at least one (1) gif of a pelican >> it’s in the rules, folks. you have to do it.
  • tag 3+ friends to do the tag on their own blogs! >> and make sure to give them cookies. because that’s always fun.

What is your favorite genre of fiction to write?

Without a doubt, it is definitely fantasy. But not the epic kind. I’ve found that I enjoy urban fantasy and magical realism more than the orcs and goblins type of fantasy. There’s something about reality and fantasy mixing that makes so many amazing, crazy, extraordinary things seem possible. And the AESTHETICS THO.

Hungry Food GIF by Rosanna Pansino

What genre would you NEVER get caught writing? . . .EVER.

This is really hard, because I don’t ever like to rule out the possibility of writing something. I’m honestly open to nearly every single genre! But…okay, you’ll probably never catch me writing a horror. I don’t think I could do it. I’m down with adding some scary to my stories, but a full-on horror novel?

GIF by Zack Kantor

What fictional genre feels most like home to you?

This is a hard one! I’ll probably say fantasy again, just because it’s what I’m most familiar with writing and it is very special to me. But if we were talking about reading, I probably would’ve said historical fiction. It’s so cozy and comforting! I’ve always wanted to write a historical fiction novel, but the facts and dates and just general knowledge about a specific time period I would need is insanely daunting to me 😳

Bird Pelican GIF by John-Robert
me being crushed by the responsibility of all history

If you could transform your real life into any genre of your choosing, which would it be?

A magical realism life would be pretty cool. Just some soft little magic vibes. It’d be nice. Or something heavier like the Raven Cycle books would be interesting. Kinda scary, but way cool βœ¨πŸ‘»

What genre does your real life most resemble at the moment?

Right now, it’s kind of feeling like a coming-of-age story. A lot has been changing for me in my life and my family, and sometimes it feels like too much to handle. It’s a time of growing and facing new challenges head on, and I never feel as cool as the main character πŸ˜…

dork GIF

What’s a genre you’re interested in writing, even though you’ve never written it before?

Party Oldschool GIF by The Brass Harpies

I would LOVE to someday write a steampunk story. I have a vague idea of one in the back of my head, but I’m afraid if I let it percolate too much I’ll have to actually write the thing πŸ˜‚ You don’t see a lot of steampunk books on the market, which is sad because steampunk is SO COOL. I’d love to contribute something neat to the genre.

What genre is your most recent plot bunny, and where did it come from?

Um…kind of hard to explain, honestly πŸ˜‚ This happens a lot, where I come up with ideas that don’t really fit nicely into one, two, or sometimes even three genres. But I’ll try. My most recent idea is kind of a mix of science fiction, fantasy, and thriller where a reality-warper is asked to assist the military against fighting a chaotic force of nature that wants to consume the earth. But things aren’t as they seem, and our reality-warper friend realizes something much darker is actually going on. Yes, I know that’s vague but I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s been on my mind for weeks now and I STILL can’t properly explain it πŸ˜‚

Super Bowl GIF

How many genres have you written thus far in your writing journey?

Genres that I’ve actually written in, like as in WIPs or finished pieces…have actually really only been urban fantasy. My Ink Press trilogy I’m working on publishing (hopefully sometime soon!) is an urban fantasy story. Last year I started writing the first book in my superhero trilogy Cause and Effect, but only about 30 pages of a first draft are done.

As for ideas and concepts I’m working on…oh boy. There are a lot πŸ˜‚ Fantasy, science fiction, and superhero are the main culprits, which more sub-genres than I care to admit πŸ™ˆ

Homer Simpson Reaction GIF by reactionseditor
just me hiding from all my plot bunnies don’t mind me

And now! I tag some friends 😊:

This tag was so fun! Thanks again to Kenzie for creating it and for tagging everyone who wants to participate! Now tell me about what genres you typically write or want to write in. I’d love to hear about what you’re working on right now!


7 responses to “The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag + lots of GIFs”

  1. I ADORE this tag and was so happy to see you do it because AAAHHHHH!!!! I loved reading your answers!!!

    That softer fantasy is truly a beautiful thing. I used to be ALL about that epic LOTR type of fantasy, but these days I, too, lean more toward magical realism and quirky fantasy and contemporary fantasy and such. There’s just something…comforting about it. ❀ And just like you said, mixing reality with fantasy??? YES PLEASE.

    (Okay you win the internet for that pelican gif I can't. XDDD)

    STEAMPUNK. Man, I loooove me some steampunk, and it forever saddens me how rare it is. Like, I see SO many people saying they love it and yet it just never really breaks out in the market??? I don't understaaand! WE NEEDS IT, PRECIOUSSS. So you should ABSOLUTELY write some because we need mooooar and having a steampunk story from you would be a GIFT!

    Okay but this WIP of yours??? That. Sounds. EPIIIIC. I, for one, ADORE genre mashing stories with all my heart and soul. Why have one genre when you could have THREE? Plus reality-warping and stuff? I LOVE THIS ALREADY.

    This was such a blast to read! Thank you for sharing with us! πŸ˜€

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    1. YAYAY I’m so glad you enjoyed! ^_^

      SAME. Like, I was a HUGE epic fantasy dork before I discovered the gentler more whimsical side of the genre, and now I honestly don’t think I can go back. XD I agree, it’s just such a comforting, homey genre. YES TO MIXING REALITIES. πŸ˜€

      (lol isn’t it the best? XD)

      YASSS. Right?! It’s such a shame that there isn’t more of it. It seems like there should be TONS of books in the genre for how much everyone raves about it. But that doesn’t seem to be the reality. 😦 I NEED IT IN MY LIFE. With my undying love for the genre, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop myself from writing one at some point. XD

      THANK YOOOUUU. I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves mashing genres, because it is literally SO FUN. I’m seriously just ITCHING to start working on it.

      Thank you, Christine!! Your comments always make me smile <333


  2. I love Magical Realism too. Urban fantasy needs more love too, it’s fantastic!

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    1. It’s just so fun! Seriously, it’s such a cool genre that nobody talks about enough ❀


  3. (Cheers for urban fantasy!) Although in all honesty, I am rather fond of writing trolls (if not goblins) these days. In New York. πŸ™‚

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    1. (Yesss!) Oh my gosh, I would read the heck out of a troll story set in New York πŸ˜€

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      1. I’ll keep you posted! πŸ™‚

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