Tuesday, May 10, 2016

LOTR Week Has Arrived!

So here's the thing, I was prepared to do Cordy's tag YESTERDAY but I completely forgot and did something else. So I thought, "Aw, it's no biggie. I'll just do it tomorrow." But boy was I wrong. This morning I wake up, check my Blogger dashboard to find THREE other people completing the tag YESTERDAY! It's not a bad thing, but I wish I could've done it with all of you... Shoulda, woulda, coulda, like my momma says. So onward to Cordy's Would You Rather: LOTR Edition!

1. You have been tasked with your own quest, your own fellowship has been gathered, and you have the pick of one last member, would you rather choose Eomer or Imrahil to join you on your journey? 

I would pick Imrahil. Eomer is pretty cool and is an excellent warrior. But Imrahil is an elf which gives him (and me) less opportunity to die. And that elvish in him would be helpful for whatever comes our way.

2. Would you rather have to track an army of Uruk-Hai, or climb the 'stairs'? 


I'm going to be a daredevil and say the stairs. I'm pretty sure I won't fall. Hopefully I won't fall. If I do fall, I'm certainly not going to fall like Sam. He fell horribly. Plus Uruk-Hai scare me a lot more than climbing stairs.


3. Who would you rather slap/shake/glare some sense into, Denethor or Wormtongue?


Ha, of course I'm going to pick Denethor. And you know what's funny? Everyone I know that's done this has picked Denethor too. But, in all honesty, I would not slap him. And glaring wouldn't cause enough damage. So you can try to imagine my little hobbit self shaking Denethor.


4. Would you rather attend Bilbo's birthday and have to dance a jig or have to sing a solo at Aragorn's coronation?


And everyone I know has danced a jig! And I'm going to pick that too! I don't know how to dance a jig but I am pretty confident in dancing if someone teaches me the steps. 


5. Would you rather soar on an Eagle's back to pick-up Frodo and Sam or participate in the last march of the Ents, courtesy of Treebeard's shoulder?


I absolutely adore Treebeard although I'm quite like Merry when it comes to Treebeard's slow talking. But I'll definitely jump at the chance to ride on Treebeard's shoulder!


6. Would you rather have to face an enraged Oliphant or Shelob?


An Oliphant all the way. I hate spiders. And it's funny because I don't scream or run away when I see one, I just kill it. But when someone talks about them, I get really bad anxiety. My mind is very good at scaring me through my mind's eye.


7. Would you rather have to wear the full armor of Gondor for a day or the full armor of Rohan for a day?


I'd pick Gondor because I get a better chance at shaking Denethor more often! And I love the White Tree of Gondor.


8. Would you rather have an axe or a bow?


A bow. It is much easier to carry and I can shoot things far away from my enemy. I don't think I'm scared of blood but seeing something dead gives me a terrible headache and I can't walk because I feel like my legs are going to fall off. Onto the next one!


9.Would you rather visit Lothlorien or Rivendell? 

This is so hard! I would pick Lothlorien although I would love to go to Rivendell. But Lothlorien! 


10. Would you rather have to get through the Mines of Moria or take the Path of the Dead? (In each situation, you are with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli. Haha, so, you're not alone!)


It would depend on what it smells like. Because either way I'm going to see skeletons even if it's just skulls in the Paths. Actually, I would like to hear Gandalf's last words. But the Mines take SO much longer than the Paths. I don't really know! I guess it'll have to be the Mines of Moria.


11. Would you rather stay and help rebuild the Shire, or sail to the Undying Lands?


Help rebuild the Shire! Mostly because that's my home but also because I would like to say that I helped. AND because that would mean more time with my friends!


I hope you all enjoyed this game and be sure to check out Cordy's blog for more fun!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the Fourth Be With You...

FIRST NEWS FIRST! MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! Today is an awesome Star Wars day!

SO. So, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, SOOOO! I got confirmed on Saturday! YESSSSS!


For two years, I sacrificed family parties, late night marathons, Faith and Fun, *sigh*the list goes on...

BUT it was SO worth it! I feel so blessed to be able to receive the Holy Spirit and now I feel like I can do anything! I have a new strength and I can't wait to discover what my vocation is in the years to come. So please pray for me. I also made some AMAZING friendships. We've agreed to see each other more often which is awesome because they've agreed to do a LOTR marathon with me!

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YESSSS!
Now back to May the Fourth... My splendid self is wearing a white dress and Leia buns. And I am rocking this look! I should be a Galactic princess more often...

Here! Take a button and celebrate with me! (Suggest the Han Solo one, I do, but free, you are to choose...)




And I have something for you non-Star Wars geeks too! A 99 second video explaining what they are about. Enjoy!


And for some more fun, don't forget to check out some Star Wars: Bad Lip Readings on YouTube! My favorite is "The Empire Strikes Back". I am going to put up a part of the History section of the Star Wars Diplomatic Corps Entrance Exam! Sounds official, doesn't it? Well they are "looking for a few good life-forms..." So I picked it up and paid $2 for it. Let's see if we know our quotes!

FAMOUS QUOTES

1. "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

2. "Wars not make one great."

3. Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey toward the dark side will be complete."

4. "I felt a great disturbance in the Force...vas if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

5. "The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi."

6. "You may have been a good smuggler, but now you're bantha fadder."

7. "The Force runs strong in your family."

8. "It's against my programming to impersonate a deity."

9. "May the Force be with us."

10. "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."

11. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try."

12. "Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy."

13. "Who's the more foolish... the fool or the fool who follows him?"

14. "Somebody has to save our skins."

15. "Always in motion is the future."

16. "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

17. "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

18. "The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe."

19. "When I left you, I was but a learner; now I am the master."

ANSWERS! 1) Leia Organa; 2) Yoda; 3) Emperor Palpatine; 4) Ben Kenobi; 5) Emperor Palpatine; 6) Jabba the Hutt; 7) Yoda; 8) C-3PO; 9) Admiral Ackbar; 10) Darth Vader; 11) Yoda; 12) Han Solo; 13) Ben Kenobi; 14) Leia Organa; 15) Yoda; 16) Han Solo; 17) Ben Kenobi; 18) Grand Maff Tarkin; 19) Darth Vader

Don't forget to watch a Star Wars movie today if possible! I hope you enjoyed this post and May the Force be with you all!