Question of the Week: 6/12/16

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The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same.  Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation.  Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all.  Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!

What country would you most like to visit/live in?

Simple answer for me: England.  We almost went a few years ago, but I knew we wouldn’t have enough money to do all the things we wanted.  I’m of the mind that you don’t go on vacation if you can’t afford to go on vacation.  While one doesn’t need to spend money like water, it doesn’t make sense to travel all the way over there and not be able to do anything, be resigned to dive bars (which, let’s be honest isn’t my cup of tea), and not experience the glory of the English countryside.

So we decided to bide our time.  One day I and my fellow anglophile friends will get there, but until then, I’ll continue to crush on my favorite English actors.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

I drool.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

I drool again.

If I had the opportunity I’d go to England in a heartbeat like if my job wanted to send me there for some reason.  Not even a question; I’d go.  Even if it were to London.  I’m not remotely a city girl, but that’s one place where I’d made an exception.


If you could live or visit any country in the world, what would it be?  Is it just an idealization or have you been to the place where you’d choose to live?

I look forward to your answers in the comments!

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The Liebster Award #1

Liebster AwardA thousand thank yous to the Well-Red Mage on their titular blog for nominating me for the Liebster Award!  I only recently started following them (how could I not with a name that not only pays homage to my favorite series, but also shoehorns in a clever pun/turn of phrase?), but our love our old school games is eternal.  I’ve met so many wonderful people in my year or so of blogging who focus on a variety of things, and I love perusing award posts even if I, myself, am not a recipient, as it still gives me the chance to scout out like minded folk.  Regardless, the Liebster Award is a great networking tool and a wonderful way to support other bloggers.  It works as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you (see above) and answer their 11 questions.
  2. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 questions to answer.

Here are the questions I was nominated to answer.  I have to tell you when I saw some of them, I squeed with joy, because not only would the answers be easy, but many also would allow me to gush about my favorite obsessions.  So without further ado!

1.DC or Marvel – This particular question is very important from what I’ve been told.  Hm, okay, well my second favorite villain is Loki as portrayed by my beloved Tom Hiddleston,

Attempts to breathe. Fails.

which pretty much makes me a Marvel girl, but while I do believe that Marvel has the monopoly on the movies, I’ve heard nothing but good things about DC’s shows.  Now since I haven’t read the comics, I have only the visual media to go off of.  There are number of DC shows on my to-watch list including, but not limited to The Flash, Supergirl, and Daredevil.  I have seen quite a bit of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and had some issues with it.  So long answer shorter, I’m more of a Marvel fan, but I don’t detest DC.  It’s kind of how I like both Algebra and Geometry, but I like Algebra a bit more since I’ve done more with it.

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Crimson Peak

*******Major spoilers will be marked.  There are some mild ones in analysis********

I’ll be honest up front; me and my fellow fangirl Amanda (who writes for Nerd-Base) really only saw this because our fictional husband (one of our many, not all the same) Tom Hiddleston was in it.  You may remember him from a little film called Avengers where he played the sexiest God of Mischief ever, Loki.

Seriously, who could forget this?

We planned this six months in advance and went yesterday.  Neither of us had any idea what the movie was even about.  We just knew it was Tom looking sexy and dark doing dark, sexy things.  I knew it was directed by Guillermo del Toro who has also done such fantastic films as Hellboy I and II, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim, which I don’t detest as much as some.  While I generally like movies with more depth, PR gave you exactly what you’d expect from a story about robots fighting giant monsters, and it had Idris Elba who’s fantastic.  Going back to the flick at hand, I knew regardless of anything else, the cinematography would be amazing, because del Toro does nothing involved with that by halves.

Del Toro’s skill with color scheme and vibrancy is unrivaled

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