The Beauty And The Beast Book Tag

beauty and the beast tag

 

So Nut Free Nerd had left an open nomination for this one, and this challenge sounded SO cute that I HAD to do it. Thanks, Holly! And thanks to Amber Elise at Du Livre for creating this one!

Surprisingly, I’ve neither watched the animated movie nor the live-action one that everyone’s in love with. These last two years have been quite hectic, and the next two seem to continue in that vein, so I’ll have to find time to watch them 😦

Now for the fun part.

villain

A villain you can’t help but love.

sword of summer

Loki from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series ( *confession* TOM HIDDLESTON’S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS *end of confession*).

I’ve always empathised with Loki – his conflicting morals, his inferiority complex, his raging passions…. I’ve always felt that his punishment for killing Balder was too harsh. And have I mentioned how cool shape-shifting is?

OTP

 

Your OTP. 

half-blood prince

This is easily the hardest question, because I ship most characters with myself 😛

But after a few centuries of thought, I can say that I thoroughly ship Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks (S.S Wotcher Wolvie or Ronks).

This is a thoroughly disputed ship – many have called out on Remus for being selfish and too drowned in self-pity to have actually reciprocated Tonks’ love wholly. And they may be right.

But the fact still remains that their love is redeeming – Tonks saved Remus from what could have been a descent into darkness and despair; and he stabilises her wildfire personality. It’s sad that their love had to end in tragedy, but thank God for Teddy Lupin.

destined for bigger things

A character that’s destined for bigger things.

home and the world

Bimala from Tagore’s The Home and the World. Let’s be honest, EVERY character in this book was destined for greater things. But Bimala stands out. Her transformation from a woman who worshiped the dust of her husband’s feel (literally) to a firebrand personification of Bharat Mata was just awe-inspiring. Had it not been for this book’s ambiguous ending, I’m sure we would have seen some greater magic being cast by Tagore.

 

 

food

A book that makes you hungry. 

a little princess

Umm. This question was hard because I always munch on something while reading, so that I don’t need to get up to fetch a snack (#lazy bookworm problems). But Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess ends up warming my heart and making me a little hungry because of all the mentions of food in it.

So many feasts, so many secret feasts, so many happy feasts…. *sigh* Time to grab a snack, I guess.

 

opposites attract

Opposites attract.

the hunger games

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.

One bakes bad guys while the other bakes bread (bad one, I know).

One is the Girl on Fire –  stubborn and determined. The other is gentle and steady.

One speaks her mind while the other weighs his words carefully before utterance.

‘Nuff said.


I tag whoever is reading this!

What are your reasons for watching Beauty And The Beast? What books would you have chosen for these questions? And is there any way of freeing up a busy schedule? *cries*

Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

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OMG! 1000 Likes!!!

Whoa!

                          Whoa!

So maybe it’s taken me centuries to reach here (not really, just 547 days) to reach 1000 likes, but I made it anyway, so YAY! Thank you dear followers, likers, commenters, trolls, flamers…for helping me reach here. Especially for the latter two for steering clear away from my blog (and making my life easier)!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Oh, the irony!

Oh, the irony!

Lots of thanks to C.F. Fairfield for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It is ironic that I am nominated for this because I never manage to inspire myself. Here are the rules:

1.Thank the person that nominated you.
2.Add the logo to your post.
3.Nominate 10 other bloggers you think are inspiring.
4.Answer the questions given to you.
5.Give 5 new questions for your nominees to answer.

And the nominees are:
1. One St0p For All Entertainment
2. Bittersweet Sensations
3. The Girl Next Blog
4. It’s PH
5. The White Crayon
And anyone else who think they are inspiring!


QA time!

1.Have you ever read any book which made you wish that you wrote it? If so, then why?
OH MY GOD! There are SO many of them! The Harry Potter series, the Percy Jackson series, the Artemis Fowl series…Do you even need a reason why I wish I could have written it?
2.What is your weirdest characteristic?
I’m nervous when I’m with a lot of people. I’m kind of awkward in such situations because one group likes you being a nerd while the other does not. So fitting in becomes tough. But I’m in my element on the stage. No stage fear, nothing. I consider that weird because the audience is much larger, but I don’t feel reserved at all.
3.Cursive or print?
A combination of both. What I mean is that I like printed cursive – I use Lucida Handwriting as my preferred font while typing.
4.Any annoying songs stuck in your head at the moment? Or which was the most recent one?


Love Story by Taylor Swift. I just love that song, but it is starting to get annoying now to have Taylor singing We were both young… over and over again.
5. If you had a choice between reading your favourite lesson in your schoolbooks or the worst book you’ve read so far, which would you choose? (and which are they?)
Favourite lesson, anytime. It must be the Rise of Nazism and Rahim Ke Dohe (Rahim’s Couplets). The former gives me goosebumps while the latter is wonderful. Just wonderful.


Here are my questions:
1. Who has been the most inspiring person in your life?
2. Favourite character/superhero?
3. Greatest fear?
4. Stuff you like/dislike about poetry.
5. Current favourite song?

Sorry, I know that these questions are not very creative,  but they are the only ones I could think about.
Happy inspiring 🙂

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Status

A Year Old!

Hey guys! I’m glad to say that The Epic Blog ha officially turned a year old today! Now, where’s the applause? *looks around expectantly*

Honestly, I can’t believe that I’ve made it so long here at WordPress. All my thanks go to you guys for all your encouraging words! Thank you so much 🙂 And thank you, WP 🙂 You all made my life epic!

Here are some of my favourite posts over the year:

Dawn Of A New Blog … – My very first post!

The Werewolf – The first Writing Challenge I ever took up!

The ‘Sporting’ Spirit – I had lots of fun writing this series!

The Irony – No comments on this one!

Lalbagh Flower Show – One of my most popular photo gallery.

Water – My uber cool haiku (I can’t stop boasting about it).

Foggy Memories – Unforgettable. I almost died before I could finish it.

Habit – My first poem for Mara Eastern’s hugely popular Poetry 101 Rehab!

Cheers!

Mads

#1 Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Moment Of The Week

Moment Of The Week

Hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, this is one of the most fascinating memes I came across, all credit to Bloggiesta! Held every Thursday, I’m starting from today (and you can count on me to post as long as this meme goes on!).

Today’s prompt is the best DADA teacher at Hogwarts. Frankly, I liked all of them except Professor Quirrel, Gilderoy Lockhart, and Dolores Umbridge (ugh!) but I guess I’d probably go with Remus Lupin. He is one of my favourite Harry Potter characters, and apart from that, he teaches his students pretty well despite his ‘disability’. He is a dream teacher for most HP fans. Who doesn’t want a cool werewolf-turned-teacher who empathises well with students (and who gives chocolates)?

Who is your favourite DADA teacher and why?

Blogging Fiesta Ahead!

The Bloggiesta is blogging marathon, held to help each other blog better. This week long event begins on 23rd March and end on 29th March.

 Since I’m kinda busy with my exams, I’m going with the usual blueprint for the event.

A Bloggiesta Master To Do List!

❏  write two reviews
❏  update link lists and archive lists
❏  update Goodreads reviews
❏  clean up labels/tags
❏  do two mini challenges
❏  change or fix one thing on your sidebar
❏  add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc)
❏  change one thing on your layout and/or look
❏  comment on other Bloggiesta participants blogs
❏  participate in at least one Twitter chat

So, are you in with me?