Hello everyone! It seems that some incredibly amazing people have nominated me for the Patronus Award, AKA the Animal Award, AKA the Spirit Animal Award, AKA the Familiar Animal Award, but HEY a rose by any other name would smell as sweet and no matter what you ultimately decided to call it, the gesture is incredibly kind and all I can say is one huge “THANK YOU” to the ever wonderful Lila Remonn, blamsart, Michelle, meg, dandylion240, Late Knight Simmer, Jill, and SimComix.
So, here we go!
“Patronus Award” Acceptance Rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their page.
- Post the pretty award picture on your blog. (I chose to call mine the Patronus Award, so I’m substituting the lovely picture above for this one)
- Write a short paragraph about you, and what your blog means to you.
- If you could be an animal, what would you be? Why?
- Nominate 10 other people.
About Me and What My Blog Means to Me
Hmm well, I feel like I’ve already shared the basics of who I am through my little Author Notes and About Me page, but let’s see…what this blog means to me. This blog is my everything. There is little else in this world that can motivate me, excite me, and make me as happy as this blog does. Writing has been a part of me since I was a little kid and whenever I’m not writing, I don’t feel like myself. That’s not to say that I don’t take breaks from it, but I can never stay away from it long and if something artificially keeps me from it, it frustrates me to hell and even depresses me…..
For some, this is just a hobby, and I suppose technically it is for me too, but this “hobby” is sometimes my primary reason for getting out of bed, so somehow the word “hobby” feels wholly insufficient. Suffice it to say it is part of me, so I guess the best way to convey what this blog means to me would be to ask, “Well, how much does your arm mean to you?” Could you live without it? Sure…but that’s certainly not a choice one would generally make and there’s no denying that it would be challenging.
I suppose I would instinctively choose some sort of solitary, mysterious feline like a black panther or something, but I don’t really know. I took loads of quizzes, but got a different result every time, from butterflies, to owls, to komodo dragons. Maybe I don’t have a happy enough memory that could fuel a corporeal patronus. Maybe all I’m conjuring are bright, but formless wisps, which sounds depressing I realize, but maybe it’s just because I haven’t fully discovered yet what I’m all about and you know, while being in the formless in-between is somewhat stressful, there’s also an excitement to it because one day, you will figure it out, and I’m looking forward to seeing that day.
I will say though that of all the descriptions I read, the one that went with “komodo dragon” felt most fitting to me:
“Intimidating and misunderstood! You’ve got a mean streak, or so some would say. Deep down you’re someone that wants to connect, but has a difficult time achieving those connections. Your patronus reflects your desire to not compromise who you are as well as your need for companionship.“
I feel ya, buddy. I feel ya. Though the “mean streak” thing is a little amusing to me because I am frequently told that I’m very, very nice, but I always feel like I’m kind of mean. Maybe because I’m not a very subtle person, lmao. I don’t know. As I said, I don’t think I’ve fully figured myself out and instead of taking time to sit and reflect on it, I’d rather read, write, and play Sims, lmao.
Okay so, this is a bit difficult for me because I’ve been so busy that I feel quite out of touch/behind on a lot of stories, but here are at least some worth taking a look at that I didn’t already nominate when I did the write-up for The Liebster Award:
- Solace of Elysium by LateKnightSimmer
- Strange & Schloud: Mephistopheles by TheSimeater
- Dustland Fairytale by hellohannah2
- Pokemon Rainbowcy by missmiserie
- Our Different Paths by Violincat
- Memory Games by Sharae
Definitely consider checking these out and again, thank you so much to everyone who nominated me!!!