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Liebster Award (The Threequel?)

It’s summer! Okay, maybe not technically, but where I live it’s already scorching so I consider it to be summer. Besides, I’m on summer break, aren’t I? It’s not like I have a summer class or anything. Moving on…

I was bitten by an art bug a few weeks ago, and I’ve been drawing a lot more than normal. (For a while it was every day, and I hope I can keep up the trend.) I also finished my DSMP animatic, if any of you know what that is. It was a challenge, but I got a burst of inspiration at the very end and had so much fun.

My art frenzy unfortunately came at the expense of blog content. I considered doing what I saw some art Youtubers doing—redrawing their old art. But I just couldn’t bring myself to share my old art, and it was also overwhelming to decide which pieces I should redraw. So that brings us to today when I remembered that someone tagged me for the Liebster Award about a month ago! It was my friend Elisha at the Voyaging Storyteller, and she gave me some amazing questions. Thank you so much, Elisha!

This will be the third time I’ve done this, something I never imagined would happen. I’m just as elated as the two times I did this before. Onward, then!

That’s difficult to answer because some of the earliest memories I thought I had didn’t actually happen. They were dreams, or maybe weird cases of déjà vu. Or maybe they did happen, but my other family members just can’t remember it. I’m still not sure.

I have a recollection of sitting on the swingset in the backyard of my old house and wondering if the weeds growing here and there were wheat since they had tassels on the ends. I also recall swinging and pretending I was flying through outer space. There were stars and spaceships and everything. I would have been about 4 years old, so that might actually be my oldest memory. It seems so very long ago. I don’t even feel like the same person. (That’s how time and aging work, I suppose.)

Israel! It would be really cool to walk where Jesus walked and see the lands spoken of in the Bible.

Perhaps Anniera, the Shining Isle? That would be so cool. Everything in the land is placed exactly where it needs to be. When you get hungry trekking across the land, there’s an inn with a cheesy chowder special right up the road. Yum. I actually made cheesy chowder the other day and it was excellent. The recipe was featured in the Wingfeather Saga’s Instagram story, and if you need it, just let me know and I’ll share it. (Speaking of which, the first season of the animated series is fully funded now, and I’m so excited!!!)

Ariella, my pseudonym, means “lioness of God” and Sonora means “pleasant-sounding.”

I would like to visit each of my online friends in their various states, see the Ark Encounter/Creation Museum again, and tour New England to see the sites of my country’s heritage.

Memes are fun. I like the astronaut “always has been” one, the “one does not simply” meme, the scroll of truth meme, and the “go back! I said go back!” meme. Also, this one.

If you know, you know.

Let’s see… If you want to get technical, I reread The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey with my family. It was pretty good. Not as good as the first book and the prequel in my opinion, but still very entertaining. Most recently I’ve been reading Fight Write by Carla Hoch. It’s excellent so far and I’ll probably give my thoughts on it once I’m done.

Probably a cat. They’re very chill and somewhat reclusive, but also talkative when they want to be. Rather like me.

When I was in 7th or 8th grade and considering going to a private school instead of being homeschooled, a friend who was several years older gave me some very wise advice to not try to impress other people or show off, just to be myself. That was precisely what I needed to learn, and that still sticks in my head as some of the best advice anyone could have given to a young me.

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.

Winston Churchill

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Anonymous, adapted by F.M. Lehman

But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, [God’s] love for us does not.

C.S. Lewis

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C.S. Lewis

The enemy’s best efforts to blacken the world would only serve to scatter the light like stars in the heavens.

Andrew Peterson, The Warden and the Wolf King

Well, actually completing a big art project was pretty great…but it was nice to visit a friend, too. 🙂

Here’s who I will be tagging: Grace, Weez, and Callie who are all awesome gals and you should check them out! If anyone else wants to do the award too, feel free!

The questions:

  1. When did you start blogging?
  2. What would you say is the “brand” of your blog?
  3. What does your name mean? (and if it’s a pseudonym, how/why did you choose it?)
  4. What advice would you give to your younger self?
  5. Do you have a favorite word?
  6. If you could only choose two functional senses (touch, taste, sight, etc.), what would they be?
  7. If you could bring one fantasy creature into existence, what would it be?
  8. What is your favorite summer activity?
  9. What project of yours are you most proud of?
  10. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
  11. Favorite OC?

And that’s about it! The basic rules of the Liebster Award are to answer the questions, tag 11 (or less if you have to) bloggers, and ask those bloggers 11 questions.

Until next time,

Published by The Arbitrary Fairy

I am a writer, artist, introvert, book lover, and music enthusiast! On The Arbitrary Fairy, I blog about various topics that I am passionate about. I hope that my writing brings a little spark of light to the lives of my readers.

6 thoughts on “Liebster Award (The Threequel?)

  1. I really enjoyed reading your answers! 😀 Your early memories sound so lovely and magical. And those quotes are fantastic! I especially loved the anonymous one, which combined two of my favorite things: ocean and writing. ❤

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  2. I love your tag! I think it would be great to visit Israel, and your early memories sound so pleasant! I’m sure Sonora means ‘pleasant-sounding’ because it is pleasant-sounding 🙂 Thank you so much for tagging me! It made my day to see someone actually reading my work.


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