Monday, April 15, 2013

The Tag to Rule All Tags

I decided to do this because... just because.  I saw it on an extinct blog.

1.What’s your word count?
Er… *scratched head*  6,400 some.

2. How long until you finish?
*Sigh* Probably three months.

3. If you have finished, how long did it take you?
Look to the above answer.

4. Do you have an outline?
 Yes, though I don’t have the ending entirely planned out.

5. Do you have a plot? 
Er… yes.  Why don’t you believe me?

6. How many words do you typically write a day?
Um… during NaNoWriMo I wrote 2,000.  But now it’s been more like 200-1000.  *Sob*

7. What was your greatest word count in one day?
Um… I don’t know.  I think I remember getting about 4,000 once… or something.  But I forget.

8. What was your least impressive word count in one day?
0.  But if that doesn’t count… probably like 20…

9. What inspired you to write?
Well, a writing club I was in.  And reading The Hobbit.  And Christopher Paolini’s books.  Yeah.  And my brothers, too.  A lot was because of them.

10. Does your novel/story have a theme song?

11. Assign each of your major characters a theme song.
No.  That would just take up WAAAY to much of my time.  And time is more previous than gold, ya’ know.

12. Which character is most like you?
Hm.   Good question.  Probably Amire.

13. Which character would you most likely be friends with?
Tira!  *Hugs fictional character* She so cute.  *Glances at
Taras*  Maybe him after this first book is over… he needs to straighten up before I want to become friends with him.  Hehe.

14. Do you have a Gary-Stu or Mary Sue character?
I sure hope not, but… maybe.

15. Who is your favorite character in your novel?
Probably Tira.  But that’s unfair judgment because I haven’t even mentioned Amire or Jayco yet.  And they’ll be fun to write – I KNOW it.

16. Have your characters ever done something completely unexpected?
Eh, yeah.  How’d you know?

17. Have you based any of your novel directly on personal experiences?
 No… not really.

18. Do you believe in plot bunnies?
 Of course.  The Pink-Tooth clan lives on my dresser, and the White-Fur clan lives in my closet.  They fight each other often, but whenever I write, they converge on me with horror and terror singing like dew-drops on their stingy breaths… did I just write that?

19. Is there magic in your novel/story?
A little.

20. Are any holidays celebrated in your novel/story?
Um… no, actually.  I should add some.

21. Does anyone die?

22. How many cups of coffee/tea have you consumed during your writing experience?
 Erm… none.

23. What is the latest you have stayed up writing?
 Uh… probably like
midnight or 11.

24. What is the best line?
 Um…….. I have no idea.

25. What is the worst line?
I have no idea.  Probably all of them…

26. Have you dreamed about your novel/story or its characters?

27. Does your novel rely heavily on allegory?
No, not really.

28. Summarize your novel/story in under fifteen words.
Is that possible?  “Prince finds girl on beach, things turn out to be not as they seem.  Chaos.”

29. Do you love all your characters?
No… sorry… I didn’t mean anything by it.  *Pats random soldier on the back*  I killed him and didn’t even care.  Like, I didn’t even CARE AT ALL, ONE FRACTION.  That’s not really loving him…

30. Have you done something sadistic or cruel to your characters specifically to increase your word count?
No.  Well, I might have, a long, long, long time ago, and one time I wrote 15,000 words of junk because my character escaped from prison the wrong way, but I haven’t ever done what was asked.  I am a stout believer in sticking to outlines.

31. What was the last thing your main character ate?
Er… I don’t think he has eaten anything… he drank a cup of water recently though.

32. Describe your main character in three words.
Loosing his head.

33. What would your antagonist dress up as for Halloween?
My antagonist?  Probably a pink dress and act like a girl.  Then as people opened up their doors to give him candy, he would pull out a sword and threaten them.  (Hm… well, Sergaa might not do that, but an antagonist from another of my stories WOULD).

34. Does anyone in your story go to a place of worship?
No.  I should contemplate on that.

35. How many romantic relationships take place in your novel/story?
 Uh…… none.  I don’t like romance.

36. Are there any explosions in your novel/story?
 There… there isn’t!  Wow, that’s gotta change – FAST!

37. Is there an apocalypse in your novel/story?

38. Does your novel take place in a post-apocalyptic world?

39. Are there zombies, vampires or werewolves in your novel/story?
No.  I don’t like the first two (just because I don’t see the point in them), and the third one I only use rarely.

40. Are there witches, wizards or mythological creatures/figures in your novel/story?
Yeah, sure.  There are a lot of non-earth creatures, like goblins and stuff.

41. Is anyone reincarnated?

42. Is anyone physically ailed?
Hm… I’ll have to think about it.  In the meantime, I’ll have my one character – a doctor, get maimed. MWAHAHA!!!

43. Is anyone mentally ill?
No.  I generally avoid that kind of thing.

44. Does anyone have swine flu?
Why is that a question in here?

45. Who has pets in your novel and what are they?
Yes, Silly Bob has Floyd the Penguin as a pet.


Anyway, no.  I should make one of them have a pet.

46. Are there angels, demons, or any religious references/figures in your novel/story?

47. How about political figures? 

48. Is there incessant drinking?
Course not.

49. Are there board games? If so, which ones?
I have one of my board games that I invented in it.  (Well, in the novel I wrote before this one, at least).

50. Are there any dream sequences?

51. Is there humor?
I hope.  But probably not.

52. Is there tragedy?
Some.  I want to increase the amount.  Mwhaha.

53. Does anyone have a temper tantrum?
 Yep.  And pretty bad one too.  Actually, it wasn’t one.  It was like a half dozen.

54. How many characters end up single at the end of your novel/story?
Uh… all of them.  Except for the random people I didn’t mention.  But they have no connection to the story.  Of course, one of them might have been a soldier in the army, and he MAY have fought in an intense position they just HAD to hold.  And he MAY have been married unbeknownst to me by the end of the novel… hm…

55. Is anyone in your novel/story adopted?
Shhh.  If there is, it’s a secret… maybe even a secret I don’t know.

56. Does anyone in your novel/story wear glasses?
No.  Well, the doctor does sometimes.

57. Has your novel/story provided insight about your life?
 Um.  No.

58. Your personality?
No, no, and triple no.

59. Has your novel/story inspired anyone?
HA!  I wish.

60. How many people have asked to read your novel/story?
1, I think.

61. Have you drawn any of your characters?
Yeah… three of them.  But two of the drawings were fails.  I might post the drawing that turned out alright.  And I might draw more sometime.

62. Has anyone drawn your characters for you?
 Not in this story, but my first novel I ever wrote needed a cover, so someone drew a picture of one of my characters, who was going to be on the cover.  (Thanks again, TV!)

63. Does anyone vomit in your novel/story?
Maybe.  I’ll mark that on my to-do list.

64. Does anyone bleed in your novel/story?
 Of course.  Guts are spilling EVERYWHERE in the final battle.

65. Do any of your characters watch TV?
No… it’s basically the middle ages only in a different world.

66. What size shoe does your main character wear?
I don’t really care.  And he doesn't either.

67. Do any of the characters in your novel/story use a computer?

68. How would you react if your novel/story was erased entirely?
 I would probably die, have a heart-attack, have a stroke, faint, have ten seizures at once, vomit, and then go sob in a corner for fifty years and never touch my computer again.

Well, maybe not that quite so… might we say… un-exaggerated?  Hehe.  I only have 6,000 words… HARD fought for words…

        69. Did you cry at killing off any of your characters?
Not in this book.  No one has died yet.  *Gasp* Really?  I seriously need to change that.

70. Did you cheer when killing off one of your characters?
*Sniffle*  How could I?  They’re basically my family… *sniffle*

71. What advice would you give to a fellow writer?
 Just never give up.  Even if you feel like destroying your computer.  (Oh, and don’t destroy your computer, it’s not quite as important as not quitting writing, but… just don’t)

72. Describe your ending in three words.
Exile, destruction, happiness.

73. Are there any love triangles, squares, hexagons, etc.?
 No.  I don’t like ROMANCE.

74. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least stressful, 10 being the most) how does your stress rank?
 Probably 7.  This novel has been a Fizzlepoppin’ pain.

75. Was it worth it?
This tag?  Yeah, probably.  Writing my novel?  Yeah, probably.  But that is a little less confident probably.  This novel is hard work.


  1. Wait, you don't love your characters?

    1. I do - well, some of them (trust me, most of them don't love me back). I was merely saying that I don't love ALL of my characters... hehe.

  2. Epic, Warrior. You sound a lot like me. And I've done this tag. Long time ago. Vrenith too. Her answers were soooo funny.


    1. Seems like we are a lot like each other... you've said that before O.o

      And thanks! And yeah, I got it off of Whisper's blog, Jabberwocky.

  3. Awesome. And to top it off, I've tagged you, WordWeaver.


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