Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Liebster Award by Willow and Darrion

Hey everybody! It's D again.Willow will be here in a moment...

   But before we get to the award, I have dreadful news.

   I've got the dreaded, the forever feared fiend of any and every writer, the fierce and hair-pullingly annoying, writers block! *gasp!*

   Yes, it is true. I haven't finished my chapter for The Watchmen Files. I seriously wish I could, but I just can't! I'm so sorry 'bout this :( It's kind of an important chapter to the following stories, so I'm trying to get it just right.

   I hate writers block. I thought I could evade it for one story, but alas!

   So, instead of the chapter, I'm going to do the... hold on, gotta check the name thing... lie buster? No, lobster... nope, that's can't be right... blister... lipster... Liebster..? Yeah, that's it! The Liebster Award! I have absolutely no idea how to pronounce that... must be German ;)

    Apparently, Liebster is German for dearest, according to some blog award origins lady, and Megan said on her post that it meant sugar and spice and everything nice, which is sort of the same thing.

    Moving on, Willow and I were awarded the Liebster Award by Megan Jane, a very good writer and a good blogger friend. She had a blog titled 'Rustic Remains', which you can check out here. She encouraged me to post my story here on the blog, and wrote her book The Ransom about the same time I wrote the first Watchmen File. But she's a far faster writer, and finished before me. Plus, she's already deep into the sequel! Some people are just gifted with speediness :) She's also very supportive for my book, and a Pinterest buddy.

Okay, so here are the rules...

Thank and link the person who nominated you
List eleven facts about yourself
Answer the eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
Nominate nine bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers (you can't nominate the blogger who nominated you)
Ask them eleven questions
Let them know about the nomination

Okay, here are eleven facts about me (Darrion)!

1. I'm an unashamed Bible believing Christian
2. I'm the youngest of three, my older brother and older sister
3. I love to make people laugh, I try all of the time
4. I have brown eyes and very dark brown hair
5. I am and have always been homeschooled
6. I'm not great with kids
7. I have lots of allergies and sneeze a lot (including in choir and church!)
8. I'm kind of short, but Mom says I'm regular sized
9. I like art, mainly drawing and I'm also getting into watercolor
10. I love to look at the stars, but don't get to do it much
11. I've liked Lego since I was a kid

Now onto Willow's facts.

1. I have braces
2. I'm going to donate my very long hair to locks of love
3. I am going to start cosplaying as Clara Oswald from Doctor Who soon
4. I am the smallest of my sibs, D's about and inch or two taller than me
5. I have small hands
6. I disliked chocolate until I was about twelve
7. I have kissed dating goodbye
8. I play the piano {my piano party is tomorrow}
9. D and I switched hairstyle awhile back, she got rid of her bangs, I gained mine
10. I hate anime and manga
11. I am a Christian who is a Creationist!

(Willow) Okay, so that's eleven facts about me. (Darrion) What?! Okay, about the hating manga thing. I like it, she don't, it's a thing with us. Now I've got answers to Megan's questions...

1: Who is your favorite actor/actress?

Darrion: I don't really have a favorite, I'm not really into actors or actresses. But if I had to say it would probably be Tom Hiddleston or David Tennant. And for actress... I have none.

Willow: My favorite actress is currently Jenna-Louise Coleman. She's great as Clara!

2: If you could travel to only one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

Darrion: Dude! I have no idea. It's probably be New Zealand, because of it's beautiful everything (and Hobbit holes).

Willow: Totally the UK. I could visit Cardiff, London, Nottingham, everywhere!

3: If you had a super-power, what would it be?

Darrion: Ice! Imagine if you could freeze the water and just walk across it?! It's been my childhood dream :)

Willow: Invisibility. I like observing people anyway, this just makes it easier!

4: What is your favorite color?

Darrion: Blue, then green.

Willow: Pink, then orange.

5: If you've done the Disney Princess personality quiz, who did you get?

Darrion: Hum... I don't remember which quiz I did, but I do remember getting Pocahontas, which is weird, 'cause I'm not like her at all... Oh, but I did get Anna in a quiz between her and Elsa!

Willow: The one I remember getting was Elsa.

6: If you could pick any pet to have, what would it be?

Darrion: A dragon! Okay, realistically, probably a hedgehog. I'd name him Jawn :)

Willow: If you've read my pirate stories, you'll remember Branches. That's who I'd want.

7: Period dramas, or Sci-fi action movies?

Darrion: Sci-fi action movies! I like the dramas, but hey, blowing things up is cooler :)

Willow: About both. Some of the action-y types are so lame, but the period dramas get kinda boring too ;)

8: What is your favorite thing to do in free time?

Darrion: Pin on Pinterest, of course. Then draw or write.

Willow: Write, design outfits, sew, imagine, pin, watch Doctor Who.

9: Which is your favorite: Facebook or Pinterest?

Darrion: Pinterest! We don't do Facebook.

Willow: Pinterest!

10: Are you talkative or silent?

Darrion: It sort of depends, but I'd say talkative. I think I may scare people like that sometimes...

Willow: About half. I talk a lot and am silent and observe as well.

11: Lastly, what is your favorite verse?

Darrion: Romans 5: 6-8 "For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Willow: Psalms 91:5 - You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day.

Our questions for for you!
1. What was the first fandom you ever joined?

2. Would you rather travel through time or space?

3. What ability/talent do you wish you had but do not have?

4. What did you want to be when you were a little kid?

5. Artsy stuff or sports?

6. Sew it or buy it?

7. If there was one fictional place you could live, where would it be?

8. Unexpected journey or Tardis?

9. Are you afraid of spiders or bugs?

10. Extrovert or Introvert?

11. Read it or watch it?

And we award it to...

Les V.

Evelyn Ashby

Ammelia and Billie on this blog ;)


Hope O.

Mary B.


Bekah B.

That was exhausting! Anywho, there you go!

Be a friend, not an enemy,



Always watching,



I (Darrion) am going to try to get past my writers block, and I must again apologize for it. And Willow just got two teeth pulled to make room for her braces to move the other teeth, and she's doing okay. Not much blood, which is good :) Anyway, thanks for hanging in there, and have a good rest of the week!