quillflight

quillflight asked:

Hi! Obviously feel free not to answer this, and obviously I know you’re not a religious authority. I was just wondering, does your family keep kosher, and if not, how do you work around that? Thanks!

(sorry this is so late!)

My family will not have pork or shellfish knowingly within the house. Other than that they do not keep kosher.

The only thing I’ve been able to do is to kosher one oven and make sure only I use that, and only for dairy or parev things, but nothing else is kosher (and I’m not up on the technicalities, but since the trays that go into this oven are treif, wouldn’t that make the oven treif?). It’s very non-ideal.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you tagged them.

Tagged by the-center-will-hold :)

1.Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

2. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

6. House of Hades by Rick Riordan

7.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8. Divergent by Veronica Roth

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

10.  Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

I tag:

thebooker

we-are-but-dust-and-shadows

marylovesbooks

talkingbookworm

quillflight

Tagged by quillflight!

Rule 1: Post the rules

Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger asked you then make 11 new ones (also tag the tagger)

Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post 

Rule 4: Let them know you’ve tagged them

THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAGGING ME! :) 

Tagger:we-are-but-dust-and-shadows

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1. Favorite fictional character and why? What about the fictional character that is most similar to you? The one you look up to?

  1. Hmmm…I guess Max Vandenberg from The Book Thief, he became my favourite the moment I read about him! I don’t know why, he’s just so complex!
  2. Another tough one…I think Morgan Rowlands from the Sweep series by Catherine Teirnan. We’re both quiet, just trying to find out who we truly are.
  3. Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. That book is dramatic and Lisbeth has a string of bad luck and is completely badass!

2. If we ever meet aliens, how do you think that would go?

I think I’d be scared of meeting them. Are they going to kill me? How do I understand them? Just a very stressful experience I guess.

3. Favorite plot twist ever? Favorite plot arc?

  1. While I think the new Fairly Odd Parents is horrible one of their new episodes had the best plot twists ever! In the episode Timmy is on trial for making a secret wish and it is revealed he wished to stop aging and made the wish 50 years ago! After this point the episode goes way downhill though.
  2. Maybe the second series of Sherlock because we were all waiting for The Reichenbach Fall and knew it would happen, were all waiting for it to happen and curious to see how!

4. What’s your favorite thing to see in a character? Least favorite?

  1. Favourite: A character who is strong, independent, but isn’t afraid to ask for help when needed.
  2. Least favourite: Characters who meet the love of their life at 14 and literally can’t function without them.

5. Are you waiting for something? or, What is your favorite font?

I don;t think so?

Arial or Tahoma :)

6. What are your pet peeves about real life, and then, in stories (e.g., huge plot holes, or elves [for some reason], or misuse of commas, etc.)?

  1. Life: Pet Peeves of life: narcissistic bastards who think they’re God’s gift to earth.
  2. Fiction: Spelling errors as well as the one lifted above, basically I hate most YA fiction.

7. Favorite fact (the best thing you’ve ever learned) and favorite word(s)?

  1. The smell after it rains is called petrichor.
  2. Malaise.

8. Story that changed/impacted your life (book, TV, anecdote, whatever)

I literally felt like my whole world change once I read The Catcher in the Rye. It’s a fantastic book!

9. If you could write anything, what’s one thing you’d have to include?

Characters whose lives don’t revolve around another person. Characters who can function without another person.

10. When you make art (or if you thought you could make art [disclaimer: everyone can make art]), what’s your favorite thing to make?

Stories :)

11. How does time travel work (in terms of paradoxes)? (Detailed answer & include a diagram please if possible.)

I can’t draw a diagram so I’m just going to try and write it out!

I’ve always thought the world is kind of like an onion, layers and layers of time streams on top of each other all playing out at the same time.

Let’s say I’m in my room typing on my laptop (which I am) this is what I’m doing in my present timeline. But happening around me unseen is the future and the past as well as alternate timelines. We all overlap each other, we all exist at the same time. Maybe this is the reason for certain intuitions and deja vu. 

In means of time travelling, I assume my theory of time would make paradoxes possible. Since we’re all reacting and functioning in time with alternate realities, the past and the future it would be disastrous to go to another timeline. Since we’re all linked and all happening we can’t exist in another timeline. If it were to happen maybe you’re whole life would disappear from your earliest ancestor to your present, taking away your future.

12. (optional) Meaning of life?

I don’t know! Maybe questioning the meaning of life is what life is about?

Thanks again quillflight! As for tagging I’m too tired with school and honestly am cut for time. Whoever wants to do this is more than welcome! :)

quillflight asked:

question, if you don't mind, about your objection to Nephilim/etc. in fanfiction. I've never felt entirely comfortable with it as I can see how it's appropriative, but at the same time, isn't appropriation in literature commonplace and kind of hard to call out? Like, is it wrong to use Christian angels in literature? Is that appropriative? Where is the line drawn?

Just because lots of people do it, doesn’t mean it isn’t appropriation. Personally, I’m very slightly more okay with Xian angels than with dejudaised Jewish ones, but like I as an observant Jewish reader would really rather authors didn’t use my angels (in fiction without at least Jewish roots), thanks. 

I was tagged by quillflight! Thank you so much, you’re awesome! (anyone who wants to take part in this pretend that I tagged you because I’m lazy and I want to tag everyone and anyone who wants to participate and I’m also really bad at making decisions) 

Rules:

In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1. The book thief by Marcus zusak

2. The fault in our stars by John Green

3. The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra clare

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth

5. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

6. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee

7. Delirium by Lauren Olivier

8. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

9. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

10. House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Rule 1: Post the rules

Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger asked you then make 11 new ones (also tag the tagger)

Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post 

Rule 4: Let them know you’ve tagged them

Tagger: quillflight

Thank you for tagging me and answering my questions! :)

I won’t tag anyone or make new questions this time but I’ll be more than happy to answer your questions! 

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quillflight asked:

I just noticed, you did that name-10-books thing 6 months apart, those 2 lists were only 3 books different.

I guess my favorite books haven’t changed all that much in six months! :) do you have any books that aren’t on my list that you’d recommend to me? quillflight