Monday, February 25, 2019

Fantasy Favorites Tag

My awesome friend Jenelle is hosting “February is Fantasy Month” on her blog and across social media, and it’s just as the name suggests—spending all of February celebrating the greatest genre of all time (not that I’m biased or anything). As a part of the fun, Jenelle has created a TAG. Which is what I shall be doing today!

I honestly can’t believe we’re so close to the end of February. Like HOW??? Can I get a refund? I had about a million and twelve plans for this month, and only got to touch like…a fourth of them. I feel like I’ve been either sick or working all month, and all my plans collapsed. Ah, well. Life happens. And there’s always March!

But hey, February isn’t quite done! And there’s a month worth of fantasy goodness to scroll through if you missed it. Jenelle put together a whole line of posts from herself and many other participants. The schedule and links are at THIS POST if you want to peruse! There’s also been a hashtag game over on twitter which I’ve been participating in. I JUST LOVE FANTASY MONTH. So before we must bid it a farewell, let’s do this tag, shall we?

This tag is centered all around fantasy favorites, which is both terrifying and exciting. On the one hand, I HAVE TO CHOOSE FAVORITES??? On the other hand, I love talking about my favorite things. (Hey, I never claimed to be consistent.)


. . . Rules . . .

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you. (Erm, I totally just stole it from Jenelle’s blog. But she was basically tagging everyone so it wasn’t exactly stealing…? So thank you, Jenelle!)
  • Include the graphic somewhere in your post. (*points up*) 
  • Answer the questions. (Almost there!)
  • Tag a few blogger friends – and let them know they’ve been tagged! (See end of post!)

. . . THE TAG . . .


What is your favorite fantasy book?

You would think this would be agony to decide but NO. Yes, I have a gadrillion favorites, and they’re basically ALL fantasy. But I think your favorite book is that one you can read over and over and over again and never get tired of it. That tale that never ceases to make you smile. Your happy place. With characters you consider your best friends, and a setting that feels like warmth and hot tea and joy and home.

For me that book is, without a doubt…

by Diana Wynne Jones

*in which everyone takes a collective gasp*
*in reality everyone groans, “She’s talking about this book again?”*

Yes, yes I am talking about it again. But it’s my favorite book, guys! My absolute favorite book of all time. I could spend forever inside that moving castle with Howl complaining about his hair or some girl, Michael agonizing over magic lessons, Calcifer burning the bacon in a rage, Sophie cleaning and groaning about the spiders and everything else. It’s hilarious and delightful and whimsical and cozy and just makes me HAPPY.

But, of course, I have many other favorites as well. If you’re super curious, I have a GoodReads Shelf dedicated to my favorite books of all time. (Though it probably needs updating…)


What is your favorite fantasy movie or TV show (or both!)?

Oooh, let’s do both! Bwahaha.

Favorite Movie:


(I honestly don’t know why I’m even doing this tag. I doubt a single one of these answers will surprise any of you.)

Yes, I have manyyy complaints about the movie (namely how they made Frodo a whiny, jerk and how they destroyed Faramir’s EPIC character at first *ahem*), but, overall, those movies give me a sense of adventure and longing. I feel both full and empty after I watch them. They fill up my adventurous spirit, but make me long to call Middle-earth my home, to be friends with those amazing characters. Which is probably why I’ve watched the whole trilogy some 283938 times. UGH. IT’S JUST SO GOOD.

If I had to choose a favorite between the three it’d prooobably be The Two Towers (you really can’t beat the battle at Helm’s Deep), but I love so much from each movie.

My other favorite fantasy movie (and movie in general) would be Maleficent. I really should just do a review or something on that movie, because it’s seriously one of the greatest things ever created.



BBC’S Merlin

Okay, THIS SHOW GUYS. It is cheesy, low budgeted, and so full of plot holes and cop-outs it’s just downright hilarious. And yet. AND YET. I’ve never loved and obsessed over a show more than I have with this one (which is saying something…I really love TV shows). First of all, it’s ARTHURIAN LEGEND. I’ve been fascinated by King Arthur stuff since I was tiny. Gimme alllll the Arthurian Legend. Second, the premise is really fun: A young Merlin who becomes Arthur’s servant and has to hide his magic because magic is forbidden in Camelot. Bit of a switch on the ultra powerful old guy we’re familiar with, yes? Third, it’s emotional and hilarious. Some episodes will have you sobbing your eyes out, others will have you rolling on the floor in stitches. It’s a great balance!

But the TRUE gold of this show is the characters themselves. The writers may not have been great at ultra deep, clever plots, but they knew how to make you love the characters. The banter, the friendships, the romance, the arcs…just EVERYTHING. I adore these characters with all my heart and soul.


Merlin and Arthur’s bantering friendship is my favorite friendship in all of fiction, just so we’re clear.

I absolutely recommend this show to everyone! It’s quite family friendly, save for some low cut dresses the girls occasionally wear, and of course there’s lots of magic. But if that doesn’t bother you WATCH IT. And then thank me later. *smile, smile*

OKAY. I need to move on before this whole post turns into a Merlin fangirl session…


Who is your favorite fantasy hero/heroine?

Favorite hero? Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle.

Favorite heroine? Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle.

DON’T HATE ME. You had to know a tag centered around fantasy favorites would have to have multiple HMC mentions. Let’s be real here.

Okay, but Howl is such a, erm, different hero. He’s a coward and ridiculously melodramatic and so beyond full-of-himself. And yet you love him anyway? It just makes it that more satisfying when you discover all the good things he does and how much he actually cares. I just…can’t.

Then there’s Sophie, who starts out mousy and a bit of a pushover, and turns into this sass-master and throws things at Howl when she discovers she’s in love with him and like #relatable?

Diana Wynne Jones’ characters are not your stereotypical heroes, and I LOVE that. I love how much personality and ridiculousness they have.

(I was gonna do an honorable mentions list of some of my other favorite heroes/heroines, but lolololol then I realized it’d be a mile long so yeah. We’ll just stick with Howl and Sophie.)


Who is your favorite fantasy side-kick?

GOOD GRACIOUS. I…don’t know? There are so many great side characters out there. UGH. All right, this one is getting a list, because I really don’t have one specific favorite.

- Luna Lovegood (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)

- Neville Longbottom (also Harry Potter, the HP side characters are the best.)

- Samwise Gamgee (from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien but I think you guys already knew that. ;P)

- Carswell Thorne (from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)

- Iko (also from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)

- Walter Foley (from The Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis)

- Calcifer (from Howl’s Moving Castle [yes I had to, shh])

- Crispin Beasley (from The Beaumont and Beasley series by Kyle Robert Shultz)

- Arbrook Huxley (from The Electrical Menagerie by Mollie E. Reeder)

Yeah, we could be here forever. I’ll just move on…


Who is your favorite fantasy villain? (the one you most love to hate?)

Blermf. I DON’T KNOOOW. Again, I don’t have a specific one I can name at the drop of the hat. There are so many.

Some I’ve always loved to hate are Bryan Davis’ villains (he writes some formidable ones). Devin and Morgan from his Dragons in Our Midst/Oracles of Fire series seriously do not. know. when. to. QUIT. You want the heroes to defeat them SO BAD. Then there’s Mictar, from his Echoes from the Edge trilogy, who is one of the most spine-tingling villains to exist. That guy gave me the CREEPS. Which was epic but…yeah. Ewgh.

Death-in-Life/the Dragon from the Tales of Goldstone Wood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl is soooo hate-worthy. The destruction he caused just…yeah. Not one of those dragons you want to mess with.

Then of course there’s Levana from The Lunar Chronicles. Who is so detestable and deluded. Like seriously lady, take a chill-pill.

OH. And Cora from ABC’s Once Upon a Time TV series. Ugh. I hated her so, so much. The completely twisted things she did made me furious.


Just go away, woman. Please.

Mainly what draws me to a villain (in a I-hate-you-but-respect-you-as-a-villain sort of way), is if they’re a seriously formidable foe. If they’re easy to take down, then what’s the point? No. I want villains who make it so hard for the heroes, you can’t imagine how they’re going to make it through it. It just makes the villain’s downfall that much more satisfying!


What is your favorite fantasy sub-genre?

Oh good, an easy question for a change! That would absolutely be fairy tales and retellings. I WILL TAKE ALL THE FAIRY TALES THANK YOU.


What is your favorite thing about fantasy?


Okay, okay. I’ll tryyy to answer this seriously. (I mean, dragons is 10000% one of the biggest things I love about fantasy, but ya know.)

I think my favorite thing about fantasy is the infiniteness of it all. There is literally NO end to what you can do with fantasy. With contemporaries or historical fiction, you’re stuck with rules of time periods and this world. But with fantasy? ANYTHING goes. Literally anything. I just love the utter imagination of it. How you can make stuff up, or use things that exist but turn them into something new, or even change history. Dragons and fairies and talking trees and shapshifting cats and magical weapons and prophecies and chosen ones and lost princes and princesses and literally ANYTHING ELSE you can ever think of can EXIST in the realm of fantasy. Just thinking about the possibilities makes my reader and writer heart soar.

But also fantasy has dragons. So yeah.


What is your favorite fantasy realm?

JENELLE. You are killing me with these questions!

Again, I have the hardest time choosing just ONE. It’s always been a toss up between Middle-earth, Narnia, Neverland, and Wonderland. But I have never been able to choose. MEH.


What is your favorite fantasy magic system?

Hmmm! I’ve never really thought about this much.

I really liked the magic system in Fawkes by Nadine Brandes. It involves color magic and masks, in which you’re chosen by a specific color (if I remember right?), and when you wear that mask of that color, you can move objects of the same color. Like let’s say I was chosen by the color green, then, when I had my green mask on, I could telekinetically  move any thing the color green. Epic, right? And I love masks, so using them in that way was BRILLIANT.

I also love the bending in the Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s all about controlling, or “bending”, specific elements (earth, fire, water, and air), and I think elemental magic is super awesome!


Sell me a fantasy book! Have you written a fantasy book? Give me your best pitch for it! Have you read an exceptionally great fantasy book recently? Convince me to make it my next read!

Oooh, fun. I have of course written a fantasy book (okay, lots of them) but nothing’s published. So let’s go with an actual published book. Hmmm… What book do I want to force convince you guys to read? I’ve already talked about Howl’s Moving Castle. Eheh.


The Electrical Menagerie
by Mollie E. Reeder

(Link leads to GoodReads page so you can add it to your TBR. *wink, wink* *nudge, nudge*)

I just recently read it and guys. GUYS.

There are a few special books in the world we each have, those chosen ones we can always count on to bring a smile, to make us feel warm inside like a hug from a loved one. Those cozy, go-to stories that never let us down or get tiring no matter how many times we read them. I’ve only ever had a few. Howl’s Moving Castle, The Betsy-Tacy series, The Hobbit, Narnia, and…that’s it? WELL. The Electrical Menagerie can now be added to the list. That’s how much I loved it.

This book is compared to The Greatest Showman, with good reason. But imagine The Greatest Showman set on floating islands with automatons powered by stardust and a competition to perform for the Future Celestial Queen herself all interwoven into an intriguing mystery. So yes, The Greatest Showman but...better. YES, BETTER.

Our protagonist is Sylvester Carthage, a middle-aged man with a knack for creating “electricals” (basically robots that he makes to perform in his traveling circus-eque show). THIS MAN. I love how he wasn't your stereotypical 17-year-old perfect hero. He's a man struggling with a health problem and to make ends meet but with stardust in his eyes. He clings so tightly to hope and dreams and doing the impossible, while also much preferring to tamper quietly with his electricals than attend parties. I ADORED him. ADORED. He was seriously one of the most precious of characters I’ve ever met.

Then there's Arbrook Huxley, the younger, charming, smooth-talking business partner who always provided a laugh. You’d think he’d take over the show and I’d like him more, but somehow Carthage stole my heart completely. But AWK. Arbook was amazing too. AND THE FRIENDSHIP. Epic bromance anyone? YES PLEASE. The friendship between these two was pure gold. Possibly one of my most favorite literary friendships in existence.

Oh, and can we also talk about the SETTING? Floating islands and flying trains all above the aether sea and set in a steampunk-type atmosphere. YES. It was so…magical. I don’t even know how to explain it. It’s just something you have to experience. But it was, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful, unique fantasy worlds I have EVER come across.

The plot is also so engaging. Full of mystery and friendship and dazzling performances. I was enraptured. YOU GUYS. I literally cried when I finished it, just because I loved it so much I didn't want it to end. Like…I’m not joking. I don’t know if I’ve ever done that before?? But wow. THIS BOOK. Just…just read it. You won’t regret it, I promise.

(I should probably just do a proper review of this because I could talk about it forever.)

Whew! Those were some tough questions. But so much fun! Thank you, Jenelle, for creating such an epic tag! Now let’s pass this awesome thing on!


. . . TAGGING . . .

Kiri Liz @ Lianne Taimenlore | R.F. Gammon @ The Writer's Song | Madeline @ Short and Snappy | + YOU (because I love this tag and want everyone to do it bwahaha)



Here are the questions for easy copying and pasting purposes.

What is your favorite fantasy book?

What is your favorite fantasy movie or TV show (or both!)?

Who is your favorite fantasy hero/heroine?

Who is your favorite fantasy side-kick?

Who is your favorite fantasy villain? (the one you most love to hate?)

What is your favorite fantasy sub-genre?

What is your favorite thing about fantasy?

What is your favorite fantasy realm?

What is your favorite fantasy magic system?

Sell me a fantasy book! Have you written a fantasy book? Give me your best pitch for it! Have you read an exceptionally great fantasy book recently? Convince me to make it my next read!

Don’t forget Fantasy Month is still going on for a few days. You can find the full schedule HERE!



What’s YOUR favorite fantasy book? I NEED TO KNOW. And favorite fantasy movie and TV show (I’m always looking for more!)? Do we share any favorite fantasy things? Let’s give fantasy ALL the love!


  1. CHRISTINE. I SWEAR. Every time I visit your blog, I come away wanting to do the EXACT SAME POST you just did. I should just rename my blog "Musings of an Elf 2.0: The Ripoff Version." At least this time you legally tagged me...*dies*

    FANTASY THOUGH! Fantasy is also my one true love, in all its ways, shapes, and forms. It's just so wholesome and I LOVE IT!!!!!

    My favorite straight-up fantasy book, at the moooooment, would be a tie between Moonblood (duh) and Strange the Dreamer (man I just love that book so much.) I'm not sure if a Monster Calls counts, though? It's definitely my favorite book but I feel like it honestly is more either contemporary or even horror than fantasy. Oh well.

    I have The Electrical Menagerie on my kindle RIGHT NOW! Must. Read. It. Just looking for the right time! XD

    I just finished rewatching LotR and ohhhhhh the agony. The AGONY! *belts Into the Woods* IT'S SO GOOD BUT IT HURTS SO MUCH. Can I just say, Merry?!!! Merry. Like, this is super randomly specific, but while everything about the ending kills me, it's Merry's little crying face that makes me just BAWL MY EYES OUT. My word.

    Anyway....loved this post!!! *probably sounds like a dork* *does not care* XD

    1. LOLOLOL. I don't mind AT ALL. Usually I'm just stealing tags anyway, so I'M the one doing ripoff versions of other people's blogs. ;D But YES. YOU ARE TAGGED. Because I totally wanted to see your answers for these! *grins*

      Saaaame! Which...I guess is obvious but yeah. There's just so MUCH you can do in fantasy. There's something there for everyone! And it usually has themes of light vs. dark and real heroes/heroines and DRAGONS and just how could you NOT like it???

      Moonblood! <333 I need to reread that one. It's been way too long.
      Oh my goodness, my best friend is reading Strange the Dreamer right now and keeps texting me telling me how much I need it. XD So yes, I MUST READ IT. It sounds so good! And A Monster Calls is another one I haven't read but want too so, so bad. I MUST find a copy of that thing! *flails*

      THE ELECTRICAL MENAGERIE. *SHRIEKS* You need to read it, Faith. NEEEED!

      "AGONYYYY!" I have seen those movies more times than I can count and I STILL cry. my. eyes. OUT at the end of ROTK. I have never once made it to the end without losing it. Merry's face is heartrending! All of their faces were. I JUST CAN'T. D':

      Girl, I could fangirl about fantasy with you forever! So glad you enjoyed the post! :D

  2. I love this tag so much!! I’m going to have to steal it, because fantasy is MY LIFE. XD

    *GASP* I HAVE FINALLY FOUND A BLOGGER WHO LIKES AVATAR. LITERALLY NO ONE I KNOW LIKES IT (Well, except for my best friend - she got me into it) SO HALLELUJAH!! And yeah, that bending system is awesome! (So yeah, I think you know what my favorite fantasy TV show is. XD)

    Gah, and I don’t even know what my favorite fantasy book is! I really like the Fellowship of the Ring, but I might just have to say that Keeper of the Lost Cities is my all-time favorite pick. *shrugs*

    1. Steal it, steal it, steal it! :D It's so much fun!

      *ALSO GASPS* You have friends who DON'T like Avatar??? I literally can't imagine. I thought it was like universally loved. XD BUT YES I ADORE IT. I wish there were more animated series with that much heart and epic plot lines. It's just so good!

      FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. YASSSS. And oh my goodness, I really need to read the Keeper of the Lost Cities. I've heard so many good things about that series!

  3. This is such a fun tag! I might have to steal it... ;)
    Okay, I really need to read Howl's Moving Castle because people keep recommending it and it looks really cute. *adds to massive TBR list*

    1. You should totally steal it! It's such a blast! :D

      YOU DOOOOO. Oh my goodness, it's just so delightful!

  4. AVATAR!!!! My parents surprised me for my birthday by buying me all the Avatar Funko Pops! *squeals* They ordered them right after they released and they are STILL on backorder! :o I should be getting them next week! Eeekkk! Also it looks like I need to read Howl's Moving Castle! I haven't read it but I guess I need to step up my game and get to it! ;)

    The Electrical Menagerie was AMAZING!!!!! I read it when we were stuck in a horrible hurricane and it totally teleported me out of my home and into the book world. *heart eyes*

    I'm going to say my favorite book is Desiree Williams' Heart Song Trilogy because I've read it at least four times and still love it just as much as the first time. *happy sighs* Granted, there are SO many incredible fantasy books out there! One of my recent favorites is Shadow's Hand by Noelle Nicholas because it has samurais and it's just SO good! It was inspired and much of it based on Japanese culture, which I love reading about. Just so so so good! Haha!

    1. EEP! You watch Avatar? ISN'T IT THE BEST??? That is SO fun you're getting Funko Pops! But that is insane they're STILL on backorder though. Good grief! Proof how popular that show is. XD I hope you get them soon!
      LAURAAA. You totally need to read Howl's Moving Castle! Oh my goodness, it's just the best!

      The Electrical Menagerie! *clutches heart* It was so delightful. How special it helped your through a hurricane! <3

      I don't think I've ever heard of EITHER of those. :O I need to check them out! And that is so cool Shadow's Hand is based off Japanese culture. How fun! Thanks for telling me about these! :D

  5. Ooh--I love fantasy!

    My favorite series would probably have to be Keeper of the Lost Cities, by Shannon Messenger. (I love anything by Shannon Messenger, really XD.)

    1. Fantasy is just the BEST! :D

      I have heard SO much about that series. I really need to check it out!

  6. Yesss! I love these! :D

    Yes to HMC! I've read it 5 times and hoping to read it again next month and just YES IT NEVER GETS OOOOLD!

    Yes to the LotR movies!

    I totally need to watch Merlin. *cough* I can't believe I've known you all these years and haven't. XD BUT I WILL. SOMEDAY. (Everyone just always wails about the final season and it's not like I have loads of TV watching time. XD)

    Howl and Sophiiiie! THEY THE BEST. :D I love how there's no obvious reason to love Howl BUT WE DO. XD

    I feel like I would never be able to pick a favorite side character? I JUST met Carswell Thorne and Iko and they're so much fun. XD AAAHH CRISPIN! AND HUXLEY!!

    Ugh, I hate thinking about villains so they're hard to pick. XD And I never really think about magic systems?? Elemental magic is cool though!

    FAIRYTALES AND RETELLINGS ARE LIFE. And yes to your answer about fantasy!

    Middle-earth forevaaahh!

    Aaahh yes to all the things you said about The Electrical Menagerie!! <3 (What do you mean, you should write a proper review of it? That WAS one! O_O)

    Man, I agree some of these questions are hard... but I should totally do the tag anyway! I have like three posts I feel like I should do on my main blog this week and I'm like BUT. I HAVE TO PICK ONE. OR TWO? *dies* I'll probably do none of them like usual. XD

    Looooved all your answers! Such an awesome tag! :D Thanks for shariiiing! *twirls in all the fantasyness*

    1. I knew you'd approve of a lot of these! :D

      HMC truly never gets old. EVER. I think I've read it 3 times? I'm not even sure. o.o Whoops. But it is HIGH time for another read!

      Always the LotR movies! <3

      Lol! It's totally fine you haven't watched Merlin yet. Like you said, you don't get a chance to watch TV much AND the last season was, erm, yeah. You may just want to stick to the first 4 seasons and skip the 5th when. Eheheh...

      "I love how there's no obvious reason to love Howl BUT WE DO." <--That sums it up PERFECTLY. Oh my word, I'm laughing so hard. He is a conundrum for sure. XD

      Picking ONE favorite side character is IMPOSSIBLE. I keep thinking of more and just SLDKJLJSF. SO MANY GOOD ONES. But it thrills me you've finally met Thorne! :D Just wait, he gets even better. *grins*

      Choosing favorite villains is so hard! Because there's some villains I genuinely like as a character, other villains I like to HATE, and then others I respect as a villain but still kind of dislike? I DON'T KNOW. There's different levels of "liking" a villain. So I was glad Jenelle specified ones we love to hate, because otherwise I'd never be able to decide. XD And I agree about magic systems! I really don't think about them much at all. But yes, the elemental kind is super fun!


      IT WAS JUST SO GOOD! And I guess I meant a whole blog post specifically for a review, instead of tossing in a review in this one. Haha. But yeah, that was basically a full review. XD I just got to talking about it and all my thoughts exploded. So here we are.

      THEY WERE SO HARD. But a ton of fun too! Gave me a chance to revisit all my favorite things. ^_^ I feel you though. I thought I'd have nothing to post this month, and I ended up with too many things to post. o.o Guess that's not a bad thing though! Lol.

      Thank you, m'dear! So glad you enjoyed it! :D

  7. Oh my, what a perfect tag! The loveliness of it! (I love fantasy a little bit. xD)

    I keep hearing about Howl's Moving Castle; I'm going to have to read it! It sounds fun.

    And GIRL. "I feel both full and empty after I watch them." I HAVE NEVER RELATED MORE TO ANYTHING IN MY LIFE. I know EXACTLY what you mean!! I'm full because I've just watched some of my favorite movies ever, yet I'm empty because UGH I miss all the characters now and I want to have hobbit friends and WHY DID FRODO HAVE TO LEAVE SAM and just. I just have so many emotions toward those movies. xD

    I also related ridiculously hard to your feelings about Cora!! Oh maan, I HATED her. Just ask any single one of my siblings; I made it no secret how much I despised her. "Just go away, woman. Please." <---- that was 10000% me every single moment she was onscreen. xD

    My very favorite fantasy books would have to be the old faithfuls; Narnia, Lord of the Rings, the like. But another one I have to mention is The Farwalker's Quest by Joni Sensel. I feel like I'm always bringing this one up, but I just love it so much. It's not as epic as some others, but it was so much better than I thought it was going to be and it just hit me so hard. I don't know, maybe it's just me. But I love it. <3

    1. It was such a fun tag! :D

      HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE!!!! I'm a little tiny bit obsessed. I know I'm super subtle about it though. *cough, cough* BUT SERIOUSLY IT'S JUST SO FUN!

      OKAY. That makes me feel so much better! I was scared everybody would be like, "What on earth is she talking about???" But I'm not alone! Yes, yes, yes! That's exactly it! It's like I crave it and NEED to watch it, but then when it's over I'm a bawling mess and miss everyone and yes Frodo left and just UGH. FEELS EVERYWHERE. But wow, it's so cool I'm not the only one who gets that feeling!

      We are sounding more and more like twins! Ugh yes that woman. She was So infuriating. I mean, there was some pretty messed up villains in that show, but HER just... >.>

      I just went and added The Farwalker’s Quest to my GoodReads list! I've never really heard of that one, but it sounds so fun! Thank you for telling me about it! :D

  8. I love how much you love Howl's Moving Castle. It's one of the best stories, and I love when people fangirl over it. The Electrical Menagerie is amazing! I loved it so much.
    Impeccable taste!

    1. My Howl obsession has no end. XD It seriously is one of the BEST. So glad you don't mind all my fangirling. Haha. And oh my goodness, The Electrical Menagerie! Such a delightful story! <333

      You have impeccable taste too! ;D

  9. How are your posts so great every time I come here??!! They're so full of fantasy and fangirling and it's just SO NICE to find someone else out there who likes fantasy worlds just as much as I do!!

    Out of all the villains in Once Upon a Time, Cora was probably the one I hated the most. She was haughty, power hungry, and manipulative, especially towards Regina.

    Avatar!! I never watched the show as a child, but git into it recently. I don't care if my family calls it a "kids show".... it has SO. MUCH. DEPTH. Don't even get me started on the character development, especially Zuko's.

    As an ending note, is it OK to steal this tag from you? The wheels in my head are already turning anf trying to figure out which faborites I can eliminate.

    1. Awwwww!!! That makes me so happy! I, too, loooove finding fellow fangirls. We can squeal about our fandoms together! :D

      I felt the exact same way! I mean, there were a TON of pretty unlikable villains in that show, but Cora was something else. >.> Ugh. She drove me up the wall.

      EEEEEEE!!!! Isn't it so, so good?? And goodness, it actually gets so deep and dark, I barely even see it as a kids' show. I think they totally made it for adults too! Some adult shows don't get as in depth as it does! I wish we had more shows with such deep plot lines. It's just the best! <3

      Oh my goodness, YESSSS. PLEASE DO! Like I said, I want EVERYONE to do it. It's such a fun tag! DO IT, DO IT, DO IIITTT! :D

  10. So fun! Sophie and Howl are pretty darn epic.

    1. Yessss! I'm a little obsessed. I know I'm super subtle about it though. *grins*

  11. I don't even know why, but Howl is wonderful. In an annoying, dramatic kind of way.

    1. Literally, it's so true. We all love him and, like, WHY. He's the worst. XD

  12. EEEE Thanks for the tag!! ^_^

    Oh my word, MERLIN IS THE BEST AGGGHHHH. Arthur and Merlin have the best friendship ever and I love it to bits and pieces. <333

    AGH everyone is saying how amazing The Electrical Menagerie is!!! It's sitting on my shelf, AND I REALLY NEED TO READ IT. O-o

    I hope you've been having a fabulous March so far! ;)

    1. OH MY WORD. I forgot to go tell you I HAD tagged you. o.o WHOOPS. Glad you saw this, since I obviously fail. XD But you're welcome!

      ANOTHER MERLIN FAN. *tackles you and keeps you forever* IT'S JUST SO GOOD. SO GOOD.

      Oooh, you own a copy? Then yesss, YOU NEED TO READ IT. (Although I understand. We're not even going to talk about how many unread books I have on my shelves...)

      I think I'm still in denial that is IS March. XDD But yes! It's been a great week! I hope yours has been as well. ^_^

  13. So many great choices! Merlin was such a great show. Low budget and all the characters are just fantastic. Also yes the ATLA bending system is epic. It’s definitely my favorite because I like that it takes more skill than like looking at stuff and it moves. It takes skill and discipline and different moves have different results.

    1. Thanks! Aaahhhhh YES. Low budget and all, it was just the best. XD

      You are SO right about the ATLA bending system. That's probably why it sticks out to me so much. The writers took serious time to integrate it into the world, instead of just making another easy magic trick that takes no great effort or practice. Those writers were masters at really digging into their plot and world and characters. GAH. It's so good!


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