CollaredMichael nominated me for this award and he gave the most awesome answers to his questions. Thank goodness my cover reveal is done so I can tackle his set of questions!
But before I go on, this award was created by Okoto Enigma and here are the rules:
- Put the award logo/image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer the questions you were asked.
- You have to nominate 10 people.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question.
First, three things about myself:
- I love books. Like, real books. I sometimes buy the paperback or hardback even though I have the ebook version just so I can open the book and read the same passages but this time, it’s “real.”
- I thought I was going to be a fashion designer when I was about seventeen. I would draw these designs and think I was just amazeballs. Then one of my brother’s friends who was a designer told me that I needed to learn how to sew before I could design anything. He said that even though where I grew up, labor was so cheap and I grew up wearing made-to-fit outfits, I still needed to learn how to construct the dress and not just draw it. And so I learned how to make patterns and then sew. Later on, I mentored under a tailor to learn how to make a suit. There’s way more hand sewing than there is machine sewing when it comes to bespoke suits and as much as I started to detest the lessons because I wanted to put that suit on my crush then, it was a lesson in patience. It’s one reason why I LOVE seeing men in suits. Gotta be tailored though.
- I tried polyamory for, like, a minute. This guy I was seeing declared that in the spirit of polyamory (and all the other terms he threw at me, like compersion), having a relationship with two women wasn’t enough; so he wanted a third one and this time with a man. I think this was probably one of the biggest heartbreaks I ever experienced and I still look away when I see M/M books on my FB timeline because of that experience. But one of the things that I tell myself is to work through those triggers and understand that it’s the past. Love is love… I think?
Wow, that sure escalated. Anyway, here are Michael’s questions for me:
Name your favorite movie and explain why it appeals to you. Is it an emotional release or the thought of living vicariously?
I can only pick one? Goodness! I guess I’m in the mood for While You Were Sleeping. Up until two years ago, I would watch that movie every year and laugh and cry along with Lucy’s adventures with Jack, the brother of the man she thought she was in love with and her crazy neighbor. I could probably do the dialogue, too.
I had just gotten a divorce when that movie came out and was living on my own in the South Bay. When Lucy buys her Christmas tree, I’d bought one as well for my apartment and felt such a sense of accomplishment. Like her, I also love snow globes and my ex-boyfriend gave me three Edwin Perzy snowglobes from Austria. Perzy (the great-grandfather) invented the snowglobe and to this day, they have the best white stuff that looks like it’s real snow in a globe when it comes down, hands down. Since I lost them during my move, no other snow globe can ever satisfy me unless it’s from Edwin Perzy. I also love that the hero, Jack, loved building furniture, much like my hero, Dax.
What qualities do you most admire in another?
Trustworthiness. I’d like to think I can trust someone especially when I get into trouble. Someone has to help me bury the body.
If you had to move to another country and couldn’t stay where you are now, where would you go? (Assuming you will have the job you want and the home you want) Explain!
One of my other favorite movies is Much Ado About Nothing. I remember watching it again and again not just for the amazing acting and material (it’s Shakespeare, after all) but the location, Tuscany. And that house and the grounds! If I could do my life over again, I’d go there and recite Sigh No More while I’m at it.
Thinking about all the sports that exist, which one would you like to be good at (not world best quality), but far better than most?
I’ve tried a few—soccer in grade school, softball in college, but the only sport I really enjoyed above all else was beach volleyball. I guess it’s also the location.
If you had no fear of disease, nor pregnancy, nor relationship issues (jealousy etc.), what sexual experience would you pursue?
The biggest trend right now in books is reverse harem romance, which is basically the idea of a harem with one man and multiple women except it’s reversed with one woman and multiple men in a relationship. My original understanding was a polyamorous relationship, of sorts but with only one woman. Maybe a bit of a slow burn going on. But the books I’ve been seeing hitting the charts are more along the line of gangbangs galore so not so sure about that. I’d probably have to be really effed up drunk to do it, but slow burn with some conversation and a relationship, at least, that I can probably do.
So now I need to nominate ten people. Unfortunately, I don’t know that many bloggers but I’ll try:
- What is your favorite song and why?
- If you had to do something all over again in your life, what would it be?
- What fictional world would you like to go to and maybe even live in?
- What’s the most interesting piece of art you’ve ever seen?
- What’s something you will never do again?