Thursday, February 16, 2012

I've been tagged

Just as I thought I'd never know what to write today's post about, I got tagged by Alessandra Hinlo and Regina.

Rules are: I answer 11 questions and make up my own and tag 11 people.

So... my answers are:

(Alessandra)
1. What’s the most interesting place you’ve visited?
London.

2. Favorite food?
Pizza. But with meat and lots of cheese. No olives. And preferably no pineapple or green peppers. Garlic, on the other hand...

3. Horror: yes or no?
No. Horror is sadly one genre that I've never learnt to appreciate.

4. What is one thing you absolutely must do before you die?
Tour the whole of Europe.

5. Do you write in the morning or in the evening?
Uhm... *mumbles* Both. Have I mentioned that I almost have no life any more?

6. What’s your favorite urban legend or ghost story?
Probably the Magersfontein ghosts. Or the Girl from Uniondale. Or the Flying Dutchman. Did I ever mention my deep abiding fascination with ghost stories?

7. Are you left-handed or right-handed? (I ask this because I’m a leftie!)
Right handed. Unless I eat.

8. What’s your favorite mode of travel? (by car, plane, train, ship, etc)
Any of the above except ship, but only because I haven't been on one yet. I like traveling. No matter by which mode of transport.

9. Do you have any scars? How did you get them?
Yes I have a two inch long gash on my left leg from a musical chairs accident.

10. Favorite author?
Hmm... I shall cop out here and say there are too many to list.

11. Apple or PC?
PC

(Regina)

1- What is your favourite writing place?
I have two: my room with music in my ears, or any busy restaurant/cafe.

2-What is the best thing about writing?
That moment when you get into the writing zone and everything feels good afterwards.

3-What is your favourite quote?
Hmm... I don't rightly know. I like quotes, but can never remember them.

4-Where do you get inspiration from?
For books: from characters walking into my head, reading, pictures, playing computer games... In fact, there's very little that I don't find inspiring. Special mentions: when I'm a passenger in a car and when I'm showering.

5-If you could be a historical figure, who would you be and why?
This one is pretty tricky. I'd actually prefer to be someone close to some historical figures like Churchill or Henry VIII, but then not too close. Wouldn't want to catch that red-head's eye.

6-Name you top three favourite authors.
Alexandre Dumas Pere
C.S. Lewis
J.R.R. Tolkien
In no particular order.

7-If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Europe.

8-Besides reading and writing, name other two pastimes hobbies.
Currently Singing and Dancing. (amongst others)

9- Name your top three websites.
(for humor)
Ctrl Alt Delete
XKCD
Deathstar PR

10-What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Just write. Find yourself before comparing to others and learning rules.

11- What special power would you choose to have?
Hmm... Telekenesis or time travel. Can never decide which.
My Questions:

1. Do you believe in fate?
2. How the heck do you write and have a life?
3. If you were in a written story, which character trope would you most likely have followed?
4. Sweet or Savory?
5. What's your big dream?
6. Fondest memory?
7. What's your biggest wish? (world peace does not count)
8. Would you rather have an exciting life and be alone or find the great love of your life and live a relatively normal one?
9. Have you ever done something, only to realize a half a second later that you made a mistake?
10. Did you try to go back and fix it, or did you follow through?
11. Do you edit while writing or after the draft is done?

To tag, I am going to go with my 11 most recent writing blogging friends with links who have not been tagged today. That way, I get to know them a bit better. :-)

So...
Michael Horvath
Treelight
D.G. Hudson
Julie Dao
Alexandra Shostak
Jacob Adams
Stephanie Allen
Gina
Nick Hight
James
Karina Lawrence





71 comments:

  1. You take musical chairs pretty seriously then? :-)

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    1. Hahahaha indeed. Especially when people push me off my chair into a wire pipe joint. :-D

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  2. I'm a righty that eats left-handed too! Should be a special place a the table for folks like us. :)

    EJ

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    1. Yes definitely. The head or foot works, because then I don't bump into the righty eaters. :-)

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  3. I've never heard of the Ghost of Uniondale! What does the sugar water bit refer to? Is it like salt?

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    1. Sugar water is given to people who suffered from a severe shock like family dying or seeing ghosts. ;-)

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  4. We both want to do the same thing before we die. I'm afraid I'm closer to the finish line than you! Let's hope our dreams come true.

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  5. Ooh thanks Misha, this looks fun! I don't appreciate the horror genre either, I also love musical chairs (but have never been so gravely injured), and London is one of my most favorite places to have visited! Looks like we have a lot in common :)

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    1. Looks like you are a lady of excellent taste. ;-P

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  6. I can never remember quotes either unless they are from a movie.

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    1. Me too, and I'm usually better at remembering character names and plots. :-)

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  7. Yeah, horror is NOT something I'm into either!

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  8. Ghost of Uniondale? My spouse graduated from Uniondale High School on Long Island, this must be a different Uniondale.
    Musical chairs can be as rough as rugby I guess.
    Hope your dreams and aspirations come true.

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    1. Yeah this Uniondale is in the Karoo in South Africa. :-)

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  9. Love your responses. That was a rough musical chairs moment. And we certainly have a "distant" appreciation for horror in common :-)

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    1. Hahahaha yeah I couldn't believe it when I saw the blood.

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  10. Great interview. I'm going to have to do this pretty soon as some people (more than one) tagged me with it. I don't remember who though. I'll have to go back and check comments.

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    1. Yeah I have two more and narrowly missed another one. But I suspect that this isn't the end for my taggings yet... ;-)

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  11. Thanks, Misha, that woke me up. Now I'll be over at my blog answering your questions and sending the tag along.

    It is a great way to get to know bits about people.

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  12. I adore horror but have to watch through my fingers or from behind a pillow :) And although I read and write poetry, I could never recite one, even my favourites.I have a legendary memory - Awful! X

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    1. Come to think of it, I don't believe I've ever recited an entire poem. Hmm.

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  13. I always find these things interesting. Thanks.

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    1. Yeah I love reading tag answers. They give a rather good glimpse into people's thoughts. :-)

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  14. Ahhh, telekenisis. Yes. Definitely lol.

    Nice to find out more about you! Enjoyed your answers :D

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    1. It would just be so freaking awesome to move things with my mind. I'd be addicted to it. :-)

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  15. Thanks, Misha, I think. I'm working on a response post to your questions over at my blog. Will be posted soon. Good way to get the conversation going. . .

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  16. I love reading these and finding out random facts about my blog friends. BTW, I love pizza too--but no pineapple. ugh.

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    1. Yeah pineapple just ruins any topping. :-/

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  17. Hey there, Misha, fellow South African! I don't ever remember seeing a memorial at Magersfontein and my dad was a big time SA history buff. Every holiday down to SA from Zambia he'd point out this or that battle site. Unfortunately, I didn't absorb any of it, to my shame and regret. Do you know when that Magersfontein memorial was built? (Also didn't know about the ghosts, tch, tch).

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    1. Hey Rossandra! I sadly don't know when the memorial was built. As for not remembering all of the great sites. That's ok. There are way too many of them. And most of them in surprisingly boring looking places. :-D

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    2. Caught up in guilt and nostalgia, I forgot how boring they were. Thanks for the reminder!! By the way, hate to do this to a fellow SA-er, but I tagged you. Hey, somebody's got to do it! : )
      http://rossandrawhite.com/2012/02/tagged/

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  18. Some great info here - and I vaguely remember the Flying Dutchman, but now I've got to go do a little reading and refresh my memory :-)

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    1. Yeah it was sort of adapted in Pirates of the Carribean, but it's actually a completely different story. And somewhat scary.

      It's probably my favorite story of them all. Even when I was small and still terrified of ghosts, I thought that I'd love to see it. I still do, but on moving to the Cape (where it haunts), I now know that I don't want to see it first. Because the person who does is cursed to die before his or her time.

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  19. Hey Misha - I was also tagged today.
    Horror is also the one genre that I haven't really taken to.
    I must say that you are fortunate - seems that it doesn't take too much to get your creative juices flowing...
    Singing and dancing actually form part of my edutainment work. What type of singing are you involved with?

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    1. I'm being classically trained to do solo singing. :-)

      And no, it takes surprisingly little to get the ideas going.

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  20. Ha! I eat with my left hand, too.

    It was fun to read your answers. :)

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  21. Cool post! I have a big fascination for good ghost stories too.

    I managed to tag you back, hope you don't mind having to answer some more questions. :P

    http://jacobgadams88.blogspot.com/2012/02/ive-been-tagged.html

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    1. Hahaha well played. I will answer them on Monday with the other set I've discovered. :-)

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  22. Okay, I just answered my questions and created new ones :)

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  23. Fun post Misha! I liked the answer about the historical figure...and the musical chairs scar made me laugh.

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  24. Mm, a tour of Europe sounds like a lovely bucket list dream. :) Thanks for sharing a bit more about yourself!

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    1. Yep. It's definitely something I'd like to do very soon, in fact. :-)

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  25. Yay London! I must admit, it is a very interesting city. Great answers, Misha!

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    1. Yeah it's a great city. I only spent 10 days there, and still have this mental list of things I want to do when I go back there. Because I will go back. :-)

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    1. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them. :-)

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    2. Always enjoy reading these and finding out all the funny little secrets :)

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    3. Hahahaha yeah it's always a lot of fun. :-)

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  27. Hi (again!) Misha! I'm so excited to be in your Campaign group! Ooh, and I loooove your advice for writers :)

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    1. Awesome that we're in the same Campaign group. :-D

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  28. Hi! Stopping by from the campaign!

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  29. Yay for Lewis and Tolkien!
    I'd love to tour the whole of Europe, too.
    And, musical chairs incident? Do tell!

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    1. Hahaha someone dove me out of my chair and a landed on a pipe joint made out of wire. :-)

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  30. musical chairs is dangerous!! I injured my wrist from playing that!

    Great questions, Misha :)

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    1. Absolutely. People should be warned before they start playing. :-)

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  31. Thanks for stopping by Fresh As A Daisy! So glad you liked my Big Bang memes! And I love your answer, "Just write. Find yourself before comparing to others and learning rules." Such great advice. If we don't find our voice before we inundate ourselves with 'the rules', we're really hurting ourselves.

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    1. Definitely. I've seen time and time again how new writers start blogging and drown in all of the advice to be found here.

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  32. Sorry for taking so long to answer your questions. Here is my response as well as my responses to several others. http://jameslackey.blogspot.com/

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    1. No problem. :-) Can't wait to read what you said.

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  33. Hi, Misha, I just stopped by to say hello from the campaign. I'm a new follower. I enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to more posts!

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    1. Hey Betsy! Welcome to the Asylum - I mean to my blog. ;-)

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  34. It is difficult to remember quotes until and unless we start using it in our daily life

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