Can you believe it’s almost December? Time is passing by so quickly when days are very short, it’s getting dark just after 3pm, you’re stuck at home once again, and everything you can do is just reading books! I’ve been desperately waiting for lockdown in Germany to end, but unfortunately, it has been extended. My pile of to-be-read books during December and Christmas break became once again longer, wooo hooo!
On a very positive note, I’ve been nominated by Blue to the Outstanding Blogger Award! Thank you so much for the nomination, I am so happy to answer all your questions! I’m glad that in this cold and wintery weather I get a chance to be nominated for such a fun award! 🙂
But first, some rules and paperwork:
- Provide the link to the creator’s original award post.
- Answer the questions provided.
- Create 7 unique questions.
- Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
- At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!
And Blue’s questions are:
- How would you describe your aesthetic?
I’m definitely gravitating between impressionism and post-impressonism. I love Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, and I’ve noticed that my personal aesthetic resembles these two styles too! They are very often an inspiration for my photographs too, even though I’m still learning how to use a camera properly! But I think I’m going in a fairly good direction 🙂
2. What book character do you consider yourself most like?
Ugh, that’s a difficult one! There is something of a Holden Caulfield in me (I think I mentioned already how important The Catcher in the Rye is for me) – I used to be a massive rebel when I was younger, trying to question everything around me and attempting to start a revolution. I always related to Holden Caulfield a lot and I saw myself on the pages of The Catcher in the Rye. On the other hand, I so strongly relate to Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird as well! He is said to be an INFJ after all, so I guess that’s why! #teamINFJ
There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ‘em all away from you. That’s never possible.Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
3. What book character do you wish you were?
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Fierce, smart, unconventional and feminist. What else can I ask for?
4. You stumble across a carving in the wall of a cave. It tells a myth about the moon and stars. How does the story go?
“Once upon a time, there was a very dull Nightsky which was jealous of a shiny and beautiful Daysky. Nightsky felt incredibly lonely as it didn’t have a sun to shine during a night or any clouds to float around. The stars were very small and they weren’t much of a help. One day however, they decided to change the situation. They clustered together, formed a ball in a shape of a sun, and created Moon. From now on, the Nightsky wasn’t lonely anymore – it had a beautiful and round Moon to shine and support the Nightsky during its watch.”
5. If you could control one element, which element would it be? What ordinary things would you use it for? (Example: If you chose water, you could say washing the dishes goes very quickly.)
It would be either earth or water! I can’t decide between these two as they both seem very powerful to me. Once you control earth, you basically control everything. I would obiously use it to help fauna and flora around me blooming! And once you conrol water, you can do amazing stuff with it, like walking on the surface of water and cross a river!
6. What genre of movie or book would you want your life’s story to be in? What genre do you think it’s actually in?
I’ve always dreamt that my life would be an inspiration for some dystopian/science-fiction story where I can save a world from a totalitarian regime or highly advanced robots who rebel against the humanity (yes, Blade Runner kind of style). I’d fight for innocent people and protect everyone’s rights while searching for the meaning of life. Right now unfortunately, my life is sort of a romantic comedy/drama with Hugh Grant in it, except for the fact that I’m nowhere near getting married and nor is any of my friends.
7. What is your exact favorite color at this moment? Where can it be found in nature?
Pink, lilac, yellow, mint, everything that’s pastel and light! I’m a very colourful person and I honestly don’t understand how anyone can wear only black clothes! Now, you can still see beautiful sunsets occasionally with pink, violet and blue clouds, but obviously there was more of my favourtie colours during summer!
My questions are:
- If you could only read one author for the rest of your life, who would it be?
- What did you think was cool when you were younger, but is not cool anymore?
- You are about to get into a fight, what song would you play to pump yourself up?
- What superhero do you wish you were?
- Do you prefer reading a book before seeing a movie or seeing a movie first and then reading a book?
- What is your favourite book/movie quote?
- What was your favourite fairytale growing up?
And I’d like to nominate:
Happy soon-to-be December everyone and stay healthy! ☃️