Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Blue Sky Tag :: Part Two??

Oh hello. We're back here again! Funny how that happens..




Ahem, anyway. Here are the rules...

Thank the person who tagged you.
Answer their 11 questions.
Tag 11 people.
Give them 11 new questions.

So yes, thank you MiddleEarthMusician :D


1. Do you like chocolate?

Yes I do, but not in large quantities. ^-^


2. If you had to choose between being a ninja or a super hero, which one would you pick?

OH NO.

HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME CHOOSE-- NONONO...

(Coming from a person who has just recently seen 'Spiderman: Homecoming' and is sometimes referred to as a 'ninja'.) 

I loooooove the idea of both but I feel like a superhero would have a ton more responsibilty and publicity (good and bad) while the ninja can just fade into the background, go on with their life and so forth...

So while superpowers would be amazing (specifically the power of flight and invisibility)... I think I'll have to go with being a ninja.

Mostly 'cos there's more skills involved annnnnnd being a superhero sounds super stressful.

It's okay though, I'm more than happy to be someone's sidekick and make sure the real hero doesn't get themselves killed. *shrug*


3. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the lowest and 10 the highest): rate fireplaces.

8.5/10

Fireplaces are a good way to keep warm in winter (and autumn sometimes) and are immensely pleasing to watch at night. I mean, have you ever just sat there and watched the flames dance around? It's so pretty.

The reason I didn't rate it a 10/10 (which I actually did consider) is mostly because of the wood collecting part... But eh, it's better than freezing. :P


4. What is your favorite time of day?

Oooh tricky.

Probably the time around 3 PM to 5PM.. Basically the free-time zone in which I can resume my own projects until needed to assist with dinner. (Aside from the occasional chore thrown in every now and then.)


5. Are you more introverted or extroverted?


*squints at the four percent* How'd you get there?

This is from the last time I took the myer-briggs personality test, annnnnd.... basically I am a very introvert-y introvert it seems.


6. If you had to choose between going to Paris or Cairo, where would you go?

WHAT'S WITH ALL THE GREAT QUESTIONS?!

MEM, I applaud you. This is the fourth time in one post where I've had to actually think about an answer for more than five minutes...

They both sound so cool... But considering that -realistically- I'd much rather stay at home, and that this question is implying that I have to go to one of these two destinations (or else the world will explode, perhaps.) then I guess I'll head over to Paris for a while.

Just since there is a small part of me that wants to see the Eiffel Tower one day, and that I know a tiny smidgen of French that might help me out with getting to places and so on.


7. What is your favorite drink? (No, you may not choose water. ;-D)


No water? Dangit...

Okay so, my favourite Winter beverage is usually peppermint or some other normal tea and my favourite Summer beverage is currently the fruit cup cordial with ice...

But they both only really happen if I'm bored of just having water and if I'm feeling particularly adventurous.


8. Black or White?

Ack nu... I think I'll have to go with black just since I find white can be a bit too jarring sometimes... and boring. There are a lot of exceptions though. (far too many to go through and explain xD)

Now if you had asked me if I preferred darkness or light, we'd be having a different discussion. ;P (Except not really 'cos I'd just choose both. Light doesn't really stand out all that much if there's no darkness...) 


9. If you had to choose to either write for the rest of your life, or draw for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

Ahhh, darn. Not this question again... (I assume this means writing as in novels? T'would be quite tragic if I was never able to write write again..)

Okay, so I'd pick drawing... 'cos I just feel more creative while doing that... Plus I can still technically create a graphic novel.. only that it would have no words.


10. Dogs or cats?

Er... Neither?

I'm not really sure where I stand on that.. I sorta like both but not enough to say for sure.

They're both great depending on the individual animal's personality, and if I see one at someone's house then zoop-- off I go to see if they'll be my new animal friend.

But really, I'm just more of a bird person.


11. Favorite current song. 

While I must thank you for using the words 'current' and 'favourite' together (seriously, thank you-- that narrows it down so much xD), I must also give you two songs. (Because I am incapable of choosing just one, it seems.)

'Song of My Father' By Urban Rescue and,

'Mango Breeze' by Vexento and Allison.

They're both very nice and relaxing.

Aaaaaaalrighty, I believe that's all the questions done.

So, I'm going to tag Jane! Yay! (As well as anyone else who wants to do it! I'd love to read it if you did ^-^)

Okay, here are your questions:

1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
2. What sorts of things make you laugh?
3. If you had to live in a time period different than the present, which would you choose and where?
4. What’s your favourite instrument?
5. How would you react if somebody replied with “K”?
6. If you were stuck on a deserted island and you could only bring one thing, what would it be, and why?
7. If you had to choose between being a ninja or a super hero, which one would you pick? (Totally stealing MEM's question, I know, but it was far too good not to pass on!)
8. If you could have dinner with any 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be?
9. Is there a hobby/skill that you’ve always wanted to try but never did?
10. What's the worst (or best, depending how you look at it) pun you can think of?
11. Think of a person. What song do you associate with them?

Sunday, October 8, 2017

And here we are yet again :D (October Art Dump)

The title pretty much says all. :P 

(P.S A reply letter to 'Slightly Younger Self' from August: What are these 'hands' you speak write of? I wasn't aware there was such a thing.... Sounds like it'd be annoying. (Okay-- Yes, I may be in denial over the fact that hands need to be drawn.) As for poses... ugh.)

(P.P.S- A letter to 'Older Self': DRAW MORE INTERESTING POSES... Also: Finish plotting your WIP already-- it's almost November.)

(P.P.P.S- A letter to my readers: I do apologize if you think I'm weird for leaving letters to my future self... and then also replying to myself, when I become said future-self.... It brings me great entertainment :P)

ANYWAY, ONTO THE POST.

To be honest... I kinda surprised myself with this one. I was just scribbling away on my laptop (using sketchpad) when I thought.. Ohey, I haven't tried using the highlighter yet... I wonder what they do-- WOAH.

Turns out the highlighter goes under the pen! And the colours blend together! JUST LIKE MAGIC!! (Okay, maybe not 'just like magic' but pfft, you know what I mean.) And then that led onto another drawing... (Annnnnnd because I also liked the colour scheme thing I had going with her hair...)

For funsies... annnnnd 'cos I had to make sure I wasn't just dreaming the whole thing. (While also adding in the pencil colours because the highlighter's colour range was rather unfortuantly scant.)

 *Ahem* But anyway. None of this really mattered much the very next week, since by that time I finally managed to get krita to work once more!!

Blue hair because reasons.

This was my "YAAAAYYY KRITA-- [the art program I use]-- IS FINALLY WORKING AGAIN-- MWAHAHAHA" drawing.. xP

Quickly followed by: (because I wanted to make sure the first one wasn't just a fluke...)



EMBER AGAIN! :D (and yay, it wasn't a fluke!) Seriously though... I don't know how many drawings I've done of Ember to date... not including the ones I've done of her in my sketch book. She's pretty much one of my most difficult characters to draw consistantly... (even now, I think I kinda messed up her hair colour slightly..)




Another unamed character... I really liked drawing and colouring in her hair and all in all, the picture turned out surprisingly better than I thought it would. ^-^




I've been wanting to trying something a little more (okay, a lot more) different than what I usually draw.... (*cough* people *cough*) So obviously I had to draw a lamp... in a tree... with sparkles and fireflies. 

All the glowing things. ^-^


So yep, that concludes this (remarkably) short post of my random art. (...Mostly because I couldn't manage to draw anything else that could top the fantasy-lantern :P) 

Byeeee for now!

-Sarah

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Blue Sky Tag

Waitaminute... *pokes tag with a stick* This thing... this isn't a writing or a book tag?!


Huh. It's a good ol' ancient throw-random-questions-at-eachother tag.... Woah. *Pokes it again*

So I assume all the rules are the same as all the other tags... Thank. Do Tag. Tag Peeps. Question Peeps. Etc...


So yes, anyway... Thanks for tagging me Jas!


1. What is the most weirdest thing you've seen?

In real life? Or in dreams? (I shall assume real life.)

Probably that one time I saw a little chihuahua in a lady's purse... I used to think that only happened in movies, so I was pretty shocked.


2. Most Embarrassing Moment?

Okay. I promised myself I would never talk about this.... But there this one thing I did at an airport when I was around... hm, five-six years old or so? Eh, I was old enough to remember. When we were getting off the plane and there was this little step... Argh... Nevermind, I'm still not gonna talk about it.... I can't even write about it without cringing. xD (No, it wasn't me -around the same age- frantically waving and yelling 'hello' at someone I thought I knew while at the airport... That's a completely different story.)


Instead, I shall tell you of the second most embarrasing thing I've done....Which would be locking myself in a fancy old wardrobe with both of the keys in my hand. (I did not find Narnia, sadly) 


3. What caused you to do what you love doing most?

*squints* Now I just have to decide whether that question means writing or drawing... Hm...

Well, for drawing.. It was simply because I wanted to be able draw my characters. Maybe even get good enough to created my own graphic novel.... But mostly to be able to draw my OCs the way I imagined them.

For writing, it's because I really liked reading and thought I may as well try writing my own stories (since I was making them up in my head constantly, I decided I may as well start writing them down)... and then from there, I realized I quite enjoyed creating worlds and different characters, trying to make them as realistic as I can and so on.


4. Who was the first person you just wanted to strangle? (not literally..) 

Ha. I never really wanted to strangle someone.... So Imma interpret this question as: 'Who was the first person (not a relative) I found super annoying' instead.

Story Time! :D

So, for starters, it was someone I met at school, (in Year 4, and only Year 4, thank goodness). She really seemed to enjoy starting up random dramas between her and her friends (mostly with me and one other friend) on almost a weekly basis... and it just got to the point where I realized I shouldn't be caring about it and whenever it happened, my apathy levels just rose dramatically.

So yes. There was this one friend-suddenly-not-friend moment that I remember really well and basically one of our kinda mutual friends wandered up to me and this conversation ensued:

Friend: "[Drama Queen Friend] told me to tell you that she doesn't want to be your friend anymore..."

Me: (kinda busy playing basketball (shocking, I know) with my brother and one of our more friendlier friends) "Huh, oh well."

Friend: "And um-- she says she wants to talk to you."

Me: (apathetically, while still trying to play basketball while said friend was following me around.) "That's nice."

Friend: "Aren't you going to come?"

Me: (glances over to where I can see [Drama Queen Friend] sitting down, looking "miserable", and being 'consoled' by our other mutual friends.) "Hm. Nah."

Friend: "But she wants you to come!"

Me: "Yeah, I know. Tell her 'no thanks' from me, 'kay?"

Friend: (Looks stunned, but wanders back to [Drama Queen Friend] and relays the message.)

...The same friend eventually came back with another friend to try and convince me to chat to the my-suddenly-not-friend-anymore person, and I had to get my awesome big brother to tell them to leave me alone... And basically I didn't talk to her for the rest of the day. (Kinda hard in class, seeing as I was stuck with sitting next to her and our other friend--who was on her side, both literally and figuratively-- and she busied herself with looking absolutely miserable so I'd notice and feel bad for being such a "horrible" friend.) 

Ah, I love being emotionally manipulated on a weekly to monthly basis. Not.

So yeah, I ignored her for the whole day (a tad reluctantly if I was honest.) and then... as sure as the sky is blue, the very next day she reinstated herself as my friend and acted as if the whole thing had never happened.

....Good times.

(Looking back...I'm so glad Mum decided to homeschool us again before the next school year started. No offence to you school kids out there... but the social part of school sucks. Or at least in my experience, anyway.)

So um, yeah. Story time over!


5. What is your favourite day of the week?

I'm gonna say something completely random and go with Thursday.

Mostly 'cos that's the one day (other than Tuesday) that we almost never have anything on. Not to mention that it's also next to Friday, which in turn, is next to Saturday! (But Saturdays are always unpredictable.... So it can't be my favourite.)

Thursday is just really relaxing for me. It also reminds me of the colour purple for some weird reason. (Like a royal purple.)


6. What happened last month?

Mostly procrastinating.

(I dunno, it was all a blur really.)


7. If you had a chance to travel the whole world, in what way would you travel? 

Oh wow. Good question...

I would like to say on a bicycle... but that's kinda exhuasting and somewhat impratical.... Maybe on a dragon would be better.


8. In one sentence, how would you describe the internet?

Distracting. 'Nuff said.


9. How many chickens would you think it would take to kill a elephant?

Uh....


But in all seriousness... That would depend if the chickens are frozen or not :P

Obviously you'd need as many as it takes to take down a T-Rex.


10. What mythical creature do you think would improve the world most if it existed?

Drago-- oh wait... Maybe not.

Er... Fairy godmothers perhaps? (Or maybe a genie.)


11. How do you feel about Pineapple on pizza?

I'll eat it. Happily even.

Pizza is still pizza, no matter how weird. :P


....And that brings us to the end of this tag apparently!

I think I shall tag the lovely peeps Kendra, Ralraymee, and MiddleEarthMusician :D (Haha, please don't tag me back xD)

Here be your questions...

1) What would your perfect room look like?
2) If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?
3) What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?
4) Was there ever a situation in your life where you thought to yourself, 'Wow, that escalated quickly..'?
5) If you could time-travel to any time in the future or past, where/when would you go and why?
6) What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
7) If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator? (As in, a voice-over sorta thing.) 
8) How different was your life one year ago?
9) As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
10) Which would you prefer; Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
11) Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?