3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 3

Day 3, y’all. This has been fun. Thanks again to Blanca for the nomination!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

How could I not end on a Doctor Who quote? One of my favourite Who quotes, spoken by the Eleventh Doctor at the very end of his regeneration. Such poignant. Much sad.

Nominations. I’m going to nominate Elliot and Antonio (only if you guys want to do it, of course) because they both liked my two previous posts for this tag and I have a feeling they wouldn’t mind doing it themselves 😉

Hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes. It’s back to Doctor Who for my next post, when I get round to it, and it’s one I think you guys will enjoy.

3 Quotes, 3 Days – Day 2

Day 2, y’all. Thanks to Blaaaaancaaaa for the nomination.

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

This quote from Paradise Lost is quite similar in theme to yesterday’s quote from Harry Potter, but it’s one of my all-time favourites, so I couldn’t not include it.

Once again, nominating YOU. Do it. Tell me you’ve done it. I’ll come and check it out.

Peace out homies.

3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 1

Yo, thanks to Blanca (finally learned your name lol) for tagging me for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag! I’ve always wanted to do this tag 😊

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

Spoken, of course, by the inimitable Albus Dumbledore.

As for nominees, uugghh I think I’m running out of people to nominate because I think I’ve nominated every blogger I’ve ever talked to several times and I don’t want to be annoying lol. Is it a cop-out if I just say I nominate anyone who wants to do the award? Can I be that guy? If anyone tags themselves from me, please hit me up and I’ll come onto your blog and read it! 😉

P.J. out.

Unique Blogger Award

Hey y’all,

Okay, so just to catch you all up on what’s been happening with me, once again I’ve been neglecting this blog. I have literally no excuse this time. I’ve been on my break from university for the last three weeks and have had literally nothing to do. Work has been minimal, and I found myself with four beautiful, glorious responsibility-free weeks to do whatever the hell I wanted. I promised myself I was going to dedicate more time to this blog and my other hobbies over the break, but… something happened. I started playing Runescape again, because I found out that an IRL friend played it, and once I got back into it, after having stopped playing three years ago, I kind of couldn’t stop. So yeah, I’ve just spent most of my holidays farming and fishing and going on quests in 2004-grade graphics. It sort of just happened.

But I logged back into WordPress today for the first time in a few weeks and found out I had been nominated for another blogger award, the Unique Blogger Award, by wanderlust77! It’s so flattering to know that, down to about one post a month, people still want to engage with me, so thanks fam!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Answer their 3 questions.
  • Include one meme and one quote you really like.
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers to receive this award.
  • Ask your nominees 3 UNIQUE questions.
  • Add a link to the awards creator: Kate Gold – teengirlmeetsworld.wordpress.com

Questions:

1. What would you do if you became president of your country?

So much power… I wouldn’t even know where to start. But I think the first thing I would do would be to get my country’s military the hell out of the Middle East and other foreign war zones, because drone bombing a whole region of the world to hell is a Bad Thing. There would be a whole host of other things I would do which would almost certainly be controversial, but I think I’ll leave it there because I don’t like to go into politics on this blog. The only controversy you’ll find in this here blog is my opinion on The Day of the Doctor.

2. What is the best joke you know/remember/can find

I don’t have a great memory for jokes… my humour is more about witty banter than “So an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar…” kind of jokes. But my favourite comedian, whom I’m seeing live in November, is Michael McIntyre. He’s just fabulous. He has me in stitches every time I watch him. Here’s a sample:

3. Do you have any famous lookalikes?

Uhh, not really that I know of. However, I have to mention that my dad is an absolute dead ringer for Griff Rhys Jones, the Welsh TV personality:

I’m not even kidding, that’s my dad. It’s actually creepy how alike they look.

My meme

I have more memes saved onto my computer and my phone than I’m comfortable admitting.

Here’s a goat meme. Goat memes are Cool.

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My quote

A quote from Doctor Who which I’ve found a very inspiring motto to live by, spoken by the Eleventh Doctor:

Nominees

Hitting up some of my faves this time:

Don’t feel obligated to do the post, of course 🙂 I know some of you get inundated with these, it’s just a bit of fun.

Questions

  1. Which historical figure would you like to meet and why?
  2. If you could choose to live in a fictional world, which would it be?
  3. What music do you listen to?

Have fun!

Blogger Recognition Award

Thanks to wanderlust77 for nominating me for this award!

The rules to this award are:

1. Write a post to show your award.
2. Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you.
3. Give a brief story about how you got started blogging.
4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Nominate 10 bloggers for the award.

My blogging story

Well this isn’t actually my first blog. I’ve had a number of blogs before this on a variety of subjects, and I started blogging (on Blogspot *cringes*) around 2009, when I was 14-ish. I think my first blog was about Runescape, an online game I played a lot back then—I was inspired to make that blog because I read another Runescape player’s blog, and it looked really fun. I never got very far with that one, though.

But I had another blog which I ran for quite a long time and only ended up deleting a few years ago which was just a repository for my thoughts and ideas about all manner of things. I started that blog because I had so many ideas that I wanted to share, and I needed somewhere to put them all, to get them out of my head. It never really became very successful (no one is very interested in some teenager’s incoherent ramblings), but I formed a few connections with other bloggers over the years through that blog.

I started this blog in 2014 because… I had become obsessed with Doctor Who and didn’t have any other obsessive Whovians in real life to talk about Doctor Who with! Sort of like my previous blog, I had so many thoughts I wanted to share about this show and no one to share them with! So I took it to the blogosphere, and I’ve found plenty of people like me to share my ideas with and who are interested in sharing their ideas with me. This has by far been my most successful blog, even if I’ve been a bit neglectful of it in recent months (apologies btw).

My advice

  1. Write for yourself, not for others. Write about what you’re passionate about, what you enjoy writing about, whether that’s some topic you’re interested in, or your own life and personal things, or whatever. Write the things you would want to read, and there should be no end to ideas for interesting, exciting content. Blogging should be leisure, never a chore, and if it ever gets to the point where it becomes a chore that you feel obligated to do for others, you’re doing it wrong.
  2. Just some tips about writing in general: I’m not saying I’m the best writer in the world, but my writing has improved enormously since I’ve started this blog (just go back and read my early posts and see for yourself!), and I think I can give some helpful tips for those who want to improve their writing. First of all, read. When you read, especially (good) material that’s similar to the things you want to write, you naturally, subconsciously pick up on patterns and nuances that, with practice, you can naturally incorporate into your own writing. But you have to read a lot. Secondly, write, extensively, because, as miserable as the thought is, practice, and only practice, makes perfect. Thirdly, Thesaurus.com is your friend. The right word, with just the right nuance, can make a sentence so much more eloquent and effective. I always have Thesaurus.com open when I write literally anything because I’m a perfectionist about using the best choice of vocabulary. Doing this has also expanded my working vocabulary enormously over the years as well, which is a huge boon to my writing.

Nominations

I always end up nominating the same people when I do these, so this time I’m going to nominate my 10 most recent followers (I want to know more about y’all).

  1. Aakash
  2. adorablekittycats
  3. Hammy Reviews
  4. pendragonslibrary
  5. Quixie
  6. talkingtardis
  7. thecoolkat1995
  8. Jaden C. Kilmer
  9. Ramona Crisstea
  10. allonsyclara
  11. Anyone else who wants to do this. Like, literally anyone. Tell me you’ve done it and I’ll come to your blog and read it!

The “Creative Blogger” Award

Hello possums,

I’m flattered to be nominated for the Creative Blogger award by Morgan at The Secret Diary of a Computer Science Student. She and her partner Matt have the coolest life, which she writes all about in her blog, so you should defs check it out.

Rules: 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Share 5 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

My five facts:

  • I hate to say it, but I’m a huge snob. About everything. I just can’t help myself. Share your taste in music, television, clothes or stationary with me at your peril, because you can be sure I’m judging you in my head (although you never know, I might be esteeming you). And don’t you dare say the word “bro” in my presence. Don’t you even think about it.
  • My favourite film is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I’m still a huge Potterhead, and the Dementors still scare me.
  • Apparently I look young for my age. I’m 20, and I’m often mistaken for a 15-16 year-old, including by 15 and 16 year-olds. Never fails to amuse me when people ask why I’m not at school…
  • I’m very impulsive. I do a lot of things on a total whim, including deciding on my career choice, which I did at the age of 15 literally overnight when my school’s careers advisor suggested I consider studying law. I hadn’t given it as much as a thought before, but I decided then with a suddenness that disconcerted my parents that I wanted to become a lawyer. Never looked back since.
  • Gooey Hollywood movies are my secret pleasure. You know, the ones with the totally unrealistic plotlines and the sickly sweet happy endings? I love them. If could had to choose three cultural works to take with me to a desert island, along with Doctor Who and the complete works of Shakespeare, I would take The Parent Trap. Legit.

Nominations

I’m finding it really hard to find people to nominate I haven’t nominated for other awards before and whom I know well enough, so I’m going to say that if I’ve nominated you before for the Liebster or One Lovely Blog Award and you’re reading this, consider yourself nominated again! (Only if you want to, of course).

That said, I do want to expressly nominate Ojaswani at glitter2rain, who nominated me for the Liebster Award and whom I missed last time round. She has a cool pop culture blog and is currently in the course of reviewing Doctor Who!