Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Justin from "The Key of the Twilight" just tagged me, so now the spotlight has fallen and I get to answer some questions.

Here goes:
1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?
Well, there's a story behind that, I guess. My husband and I have cut our satellite package waaaay back so we can afford to do more meaningful things with that money, which means that my television options are down to shopping channels and preaching channels and a handful of sugary-sweet 50s shows channels and rude cartoon channels. Which means I choose the cartoons whenever I have a moment I need to vege out. Which means that I've become enthralled with the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. *blush* Seriously, I'm surprised by how well done it is. So with that preamble in mind, I have to go with MANIPULATION OF THE ELEMENTS. That would be so cool. Of course, with my temper, I'd probably burn down my house. "Cool" is not a very good reason, I guess, so let me say, "Wow, wouldn't my garden grow if I could pull up water from the creek and coax the plants with earth- and water-bending. And wouldn't it be great to be able to summon a wave of air that allowed me to fly to my sister's house? And, gee, the benders just look so neato doing their martial stuff. Wish I could do that.

2. Who is your style icon?
I assume this is for Wordpress people, b/c I don't have a style icon. If I do have one I just didn't know it was called that. Moving on...

3. What is your favorite quote?
Hmmm... There are so many that have had impact on me. Well, right now I have this quote in the signature of every email I send:
"When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God’s business."
--Flannery O'Connor

4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
From the editor of Silver Blade ezine who ran my novella in their serials last year: "You are an excellent writer." Gives me hope when something I've written is far from excellent. :D

5. What playlist/CD is in your CD player/iPod right now?

Well, which is it? I use both. On the ipod, I have "writing music" lists, depending on mood of the scene I'm writing. In the CD player I think I've got the soundtrack to Tristan and Isolde, the movie not the opera. Heartbreaking violin and piano music. Gorgeous.

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Night owl, definitely. Do NOT talk to me for an hour after I wake up. It's risky. You never know if I'll be coherent or bite your head off or kiss you or all three at once. But I'll be active until midnight easily, often beyond.

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
CATS! I have three and while one is a complete bitch, at least she knows who's top lioness. I have to use a forklift to get my dog away from me when she's demanding attention. It doesn't help that she's a Great Pyrenees who sheds and drools when I'm eating in front of her. Oh, yes, the cats and I get along great.
I understand their moodiness. They're self-cleaning, lapsized, their spit stays in their mouths, and they reduce the local population of yard-eating gophers.

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Wordweaver? It's my aim as a writer to not just write words but weave them into a tapestry for the mind and senses. Now, how well I achieve this goal depends on the reader, I think. Can't please 'em all.



Anonymous said...

Ahh ha, yet another ATLAB fan!

I seem to be this world's embodiment of Uncle Iroh...accept taller. And I don't sound like Mako.
You know each form of Bending is in fact choreographed based on an actual martial art, sometimes more than one (Earthbending in general, for instance, is based on a style called Hung Gar except for Toph who uses Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis Style.)
Elemental manipulation...especially all four at once...would be pretty high up my list as well...the appeal again is all the different things one could do. I even have a character with that specific power.
Now technically I think you are supposed to tag at least somebody but really...who pays attention anyway? These things are quite fun and interesting though...

Court Ellyn said...

LOL. Well, Uncle, I was aware that the forms of bending were based on different forms of martial arts, but I wasn't aware which form went with which kind of bending.

*slaps forehead Sokka-style* Jeez, I'm a 30-something discussing a friggin' cartoon. Oh, well. I could be discussing reality tv, I guess. *shudder*

Anonymous said...

The idea that animated=for kids is a rather strange one to me anyway...and mostly a Western one. Even here though its changing.

And think about many little jokes and nudges were added into the old Looney Tunes cartoons for adult enjoyment? Quite a lot it seems.

ATLAB may look like its for kids...but theres a lot of subtle not so kid stuff under the radar there.