"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday, March 31, 2022

The March Muchness Blog Tag!

Hello, friends!

It has been a while since I've been seen on this corner of the internet. I hope you are all doing well and not going to mad at tea parties. That seems non-sequitur, but it actually is my lead into what I'm going to talk about. I scrambled on to blogger today because I realized that I can't go a month without talking to you guys! I also had to get into the March Muchness fun before it was over! This is a celebration hosted by Christine Smith in honor of her 11th blogoversary and her love for Alice in Wonderland. Her blog's birthday! In addition to her, Sarah, EmilyVictoria, Maple Quill, Kenzie, Jessica, Emma, Esther, Merie, Josiah, and Kal, are all hosts!

I've been awfully silent, but I have been enjoying reading the posts, so you guys should check it out!

Today I'll fill out the tag they put together for the occasion and hope that I'm not late to a very important date...

The March Muchness Blog Tag:
1. List six impossible things you’d love to do – wild and crazy answers 100% welcome!

-Publish a book. I know, I'm really rowdy over here so you guys do not want to mess with me. Haha! I've written first drafts, but that's as far as I usually get, so it seems quite impossible.
-Go hang gliding. My younger sister and I have wanted to do this for as long as I can remember.
-Be in a play of some kind. I have always thought that I'm good at acting, but I would love to have that tested. This is me trying to be realistic, but I would totally love to be in a movie if someone gave me the option.
Um...(Guys, this is sad if I can't think of more than 3)
-Solve a Rubik's cube (I'm SO CLOSE, I just can't get a last row).
-Zipline across an island of Hawaii (I don't know if this is a real thing, but once again, it's something my sister and I have always wanted to do)
-Learn to actually cook. So you know, I don't die.

2. What is a topic that grew curiouser and curiouser the more you studied/researched it?

Basically everything. I start out mildly intrigued then I get ever more fascinated. Right now it is probably calculus because crazy things are starting to be possible.

3. If you could invite three fictional characters to a tea party, who would they be? 

Elizabeth Bennet, 

Edward Bloom, 

and Eliza Doolittle. 

(I was trying to have all three people have the initials E.B., but I couldn't think of a third one. This was for no reason other than I thought it would be fun. At least they all start with E. Any suggestions? (Not Edmund Bertram!)). 
Elizabeth because she is clever and will have something to say no matter the circumstance, Edward because he tells the best stories, and Eliza because she is my fair lady and has just as much of a right to be here as any of us. ("Cup o' tea!"). (I will also undoubtably be awkward so if she's nervous she'll know she's not alone). Do you guys think these three would get along together?

4. Which Wonderland character do you feel you’re the most like?

It really depends on the adaptation or version. Ack, and it's been too long since I've gone into some kind of a world inspired by Wonderland (that is published *cough*Rachel*cough* it is sad to wait for books to actually be on your shelves...). From the 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland, I would say that I'm the White Queen as I'm kind but a little ditzy. I don't know if our similarities carried over in the sequel when we got more backstory, though. Other than that, maybe the Dormouse because I always want to sleep. Always.

I don't know if I'm like him because we are not anywhere near the same circumstances, but for some reason I really feel connected to Jefferson in Once Upon a Time's version of Wonderland. So of course I have to mention him. How family comes first and you would do anything for them? That's a way the two of us are similar!
*cough* Totally not just because it's Sebastian Stan *cough*

5. If you could drink a magic potion that changed one thing about you, what would it be?

To discard all of my procrastination. No, not something that is straight caffeine, but can actually help motivate me.

6. How IS a raven like a writing desk?

Most birds have pinions, which are a certain kind of feather that helps them fly. A raven is like a writing desk because both deal with opinion.
Was anyone else TERRIFIED of Diablo?

Was anyone else TERRIFIED of Diablo?
7. If you were to make an enemy of Father Time, what time in the day would you choose to repeat?

Love this question! Most things that pop into my head right away are really emotional moments, so I don't know if I would want to live in them for ages. I would go mad. I'll chose just hanging out with my sisters in the tent in our backyard. It never gets old and is always a blast.

Wow, this is a classic case of MC misreading the question. I guess I would go with 10PM to best suit what I said above!

8. If you fell down a rabbit hole, what would the land you pop into look like?

I love the idea of bubbles being part of a world, so wherever I go should have transportation that involves that. Yes, I know that's a Oz thing, but I feel like it would work in a place like Wonderland (yikes, I nearly wrote Neverland. I guess you can tell it's late at night for me).

9. If you could have the body of one type of creature and the head of another (for example, the Mock Turtle has the body of a turtle and the head of a calf), what would that combination be and why?

I'm definitely having the body of some kind of bird so I can fly. That is a given. But, if I go with that, any combination looks terrifying when put on top of a bird's body. Oh, I know, a dragon! I'll have the head of a lion on the body of a dragon. That does not fit me probably, but it sounds like the most awesome thing ever so we're going with it. The reason being that I love lions and I love dragons. End of story.

Not gonna lie, I would probably look like this. But with wings.

10. Have you read or written anything stylistically close to Alice in Wonderland? Tell us about it.

Whoa, stylistically? I think the last time I read the original book I was in my stage of not caring one cent about writing style, so I have no idea. I know that Heartless - by Marissa Meyer impressed me by 100% capturing how I see Lewis Carroll's world, so I'll go with that.

11. If you could either be as tall as a tree or as small as a mouse for an hour, which would you choose and what would you do?


Well, I'm already quite tall, so I do not need to be more so. I've always loved the idea of little people, so while both The Borrowers and The Secret Life of Arriety were disappointing to me, I would go with that. I'm basically a fairy at that stage, right? I'm just like Thumblina and need to find my wings! This is my second reference to flying in this post. I just really want wings, okay?

Has anyone else seen this movie?? My sisters and I watched it A LOT and my younger sister still counts it in her favorites. It's super sweet!
12. If you could give your younger or future self one piece of Very Good Advice, what would it be?

Well, as Alice says, "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.". I've been doing so much self-reflection about my past for papers that I cannot even begin to narrow it down. In that case, I'll tell my future self to be kind and open to talking about anything and everything. Fear held me back from talking in the past when I would have benefited from exploring and debating opinions.

Thank you so much to Christine and all of the others for hosting! What do you guys think of my answers?

What was the highlight of March for you guys? It will be March in my time zone when I post this, but it will probably be April when you read it, so tell me ideas for pranks for April Fool's Day! What do you guys think of my wisdom regarding ravens and writing desks? Has anyone else broken their heart over Jefferson in OUaT? 

Have a springy day! *shudders because of the terror those words give me now that I'm doing math...*

Chloe the MovieCritic
"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles