the liebster award (again)!

blog awards.

Hello, friends!

First of all, apologies for my lack of interaction lately. I was incredibly busy until a few weeks ago and the coronavirus outbreak really affected my mental health. To say that I’m scared for what that means for my country is an understatement. I know some places have even worse than us, but I live in a developing, third world country, that is facing a major political and economical crisis for years now. A lot of small businesses are already closing, people are losing their jobs, and if the curve doesn’t slow down, the health system will most likely colapse. To top all of that, our dumbass of a president literally just went on live television yesterday to announce that quarantine should end because coronavirus only affects the elder, but it’s like a normal flu.

I feel like whenever I stand still, I get stressed AF and obviously there’s not much to do but stay indoors anyway. I’m trying my best to remain positive, and stick to a productive schedule, but it hasn’t been exactly easy.

On a more positive note, though, I was nominated again for The Liebster Award by the amazing Beck, @ Smellfoy Can Read. She’s probably one of the funniest bloggers I know and I love how unique her content is.

So, if I remember correctly the rules of this award involve answering the 11 questions she had for me and tagging some more people to answer my questions. So, let’s get started:

BECK’S QUESTIONS

1. What was your first blog post about?

My first blog post was about my “return” to blogging. It was published in late 2018, so I also talked about some of the highlights of the year – including my trip to New York and Orlando, which I miss so freaking much.

It’s very rambly and with no particular layout, but I still like looking back to it sometimes.

2. If you had to become a Disney villain for a day, who would you be?

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Am I lowkey a Hans stan? I guess you could say that.

I think he’s a really interesting Disney villain. First, because I could actually buy his motivations, but most importantly, because I truly couldn’t see it coming when he showed his true colors.

I think it would be interesting to be him for one day and navigate being so freaking two-faced like he is, lol. I am the *worst* at pretending I like people when I don’t and lying in general, so I think it would be a very different experience being in Hans’ body, who’s really good at it.

3. What is your favorite podcast to listen to?

So, I do not listen to a lot of podcasts actually.

I love listening to The Archibald Project, though. It’s not really well known and I’m pretty sure their audience consists in 99% of adults and parents, but here I am, a nineteen year old listening and loving the heck out of it.

In the podcast, they invite different people to talk about their experiences with adoption and orphan care, from all around the world. There are a lot of fascinating insights, and I learned a lot through it, even if I don’t listen to it as often as I should anymore.

4. What Doctor Who creature do you identify with the most? (if you don’t watch Doctor Who just look it up and take a guess)

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I do not watch Doctor Who, sadly, but hopefully Google will be enough to back me up.

I took a test to find out and I got a Dalek, which apparently is one of the worst creatures, because my result said: “You are filled with nothing but hate and won’t stop until you’re the supreme being of the universe. Bit mean, to be honest.”

I do not consider myself to be a mean person, but the idea of ruling the universe does sound pretty cool to me.

5. What is your favorite gif?

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brazilian culture but universal at the same time

6. Most paranormal experience?

I can’t remember any super paranormal experience I had, but one time, I was knocking on the door of my sister’s room and I felt as if someone had put their hand on my shoulder and called my name. I literally thought it was my dad and was shocked to turn around and find *no one*. It was pretty scary and I just ran back to my room immediately, lol.

7. Open your junk drawer (I know you have one) and grab a couple random items in the bottom of the drawer. Tell me what they are.

Coins. Crumpled post-its. A ribbon, probably from an old birthday present.

8. Which Spider-Man? Tobey, Andrew, or Tom? What about Spider-Verse characters?

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ANDREW GARFIELD. ANDREW GARFIELD. ANDREW GARFIELD.

He was the SUPREME Spider-Man. Those two movies saved my life, honestly.

I love Electro as a villain and Harry Osborn too. From the most recent movies, I do appreciate Ned a lot – but he’s the only part of the new Spider-Man movies that I do not hate, so there’s that, lol.

9. What is your favorite meme? (don’t tell me, show me!)

Man, I feel like those change everyday. But the one that has been pretty much summing up my life and feelings lately is probably this one.

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10. Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis, the Wise?

No.

And I googled it and found out it’s a character from Star Wars, which explains why I have never heard of it. I’ve pretty much never watched a single Star Wars movie and can barely tell you what it’s about, though I obviously recognize most of the characters as they’re everywhere in pop culture.

But not Darth Plagueis, surprisingly.

11. Just go on a mini rant about anything.

I hate the definition that “boybands” are only bands in which none of the members play instruments.

For me, the definition of “boyband” is SO much broader than that. It involves the way fans relate to the band more than anything. If the fans care for each member to a different extent, if each member represents a personality and aesthetic within the band, if there’s no front man or vocalist, but everyone’s equally important, if they target mainly to a younger audience: that’s boyband culture, y’all.

Let’s take Imagine Dragons, for example. You probably aren’t able to tell me the name of none of their members, except for maybe the vocalist. But if you’ve ever listened to McFly, then you’re able to tell me at least two of the members names. And in both of these bands, the members play instruments. But they are SO different, especially because of the way fans interact with them.

Speaking of which: The Beatles were a boyband. The world has tried to convince us that they’re “above” that title, when they literally originated boyband fan culture and that’s on that.

MY QUESTIONS

  1. Your favorite Beatle?
  2. If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be?
  3. Your favorite typically British name?
  4. Rank the next apps: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube and explain why.
  5. Your favorite Original Netflix and why?
  6. What do you think would be your favorite subject if you attended Hogwarts?
  7. A funny story from high school?
  8. Top three favorite music albums of the last decade?
  9. Autobuy authors?
  10. Favorite thing to do when in quarantine?
  11. Let’s suppose the following scenario: we can prepare for the near apocalypse, so we decide to save the best works by humanity so that if aliens find earth, they’ll know who we are and what we did. What would you save?

WHO I NOMINATE

 

That’s it, friends! Hope y’all are staying healthy and safe. Now, let’s talk: how’s your quarantine going? Any new shows/music/books I should get to already? And are you also mad about how people think of boybands or is it just me? LOL. Let’s chat in the comments!

21 comentários sobre “the liebster award (again)!

  1. Emily 26 de março de 2020 / 01:07

    I have recently gotten really into the podcasts, despite never thinking that I would be into them but previously! My favourite ones are Let’s Talk About Myths Baby, which is a Greek mythology one, and Zane and Heath: Unfiltered, which is a comedy one that really lifts my spirits in these trying times. Hope you’re staying healthy, Lais!

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 2 de abril de 2020 / 12:01

      Wow, I didn’t know there was such a think as a Greek mythology podcast. That’s so cool! I really need to get into this world; it sounds much broader and more fascinating than I imagine.
      Thanks for reading, Emily! Hope you’re staying healthy as well! 💛

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  2. tasya @ the literary huntress 26 de março de 2020 / 02:33

    I’m sorry to hear about the update in my country :( I live in a developing country too and the government at least took this seriously- despite having an extremely inadequate response. It’s the people I’m worried about; I understand many people worry about the money but the upper class didn’t seem to grasp the severity of the situation :( I really hope things will get better soon.

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 2 de abril de 2020 / 12:00

      Exactly! I am really worried about the outcome for my country, because I know it will be a pretty brutal recession. I hope you’re staying safe and healthy as well, Tasya.
      Thank you so much for reading!

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  3. Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ 26 de março de 2020 / 10:53

    Ahhhhh I’m glad you did it!!!

    I love this ahhhh this is hilarious tbh

    And of course you wouldn’t recognize Darth Plagueis- he never made a movie appearance. but… (I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a sith legend) It’s basically just a prequel meme.

    YES DALEK (I hate Daleks but you’d be the exception xD) (I mainly dislike them cause they sHOW UP EVERYWHEREEEE)

    pASTA LA VISTAAAAAA xD

    Ooh Hans would be interestingggg

    I hope you have the March of your dreams!

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 2 de abril de 2020 / 11:52

      Thank you sooo much for all the amazingquestions, Beck!
      OHHHH THAT MAKES SENSE! I am such a Star Wars noob I barely understood anything you said there, but I’ll take it, hahah.
      Thank you so muchhh! And thanks for stopping by! 💞

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  4. Aditi 26 de março de 2020 / 14:18

    I’m so sorry about everything that’s happening with coronavirus in Brazil!! I understand how you feel- we’re in lockdown, I don’t have school until May, and someone I knew got the virus :( If you ever want to chat with someone, I’m here for you <3
    Thank you for the tag!! I love the pasta la vista meme (my mom always says 'hasta la vista, baby!' even though she's literally Indian not Italian but who even cares 😭💛).

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  5. Margaret @ Weird Zeal 26 de março de 2020 / 19:46

    I’m so sorry to hear that the coronovirus has been causing you so much stress – I hope you’re keeping safe and healthy <3
    Thank you so much for nominating me! I appreciate your boyband rant 😂 I'm looking forward to answering your questions!!

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 2 de abril de 2020 / 11:49

      Thank you so much for the positive vibes, Margaret!
      Hahahh, the boyband rant is something I’ve always wanted to talk about but had never found a chance to. I’m glad Beck gave me the opportunity, hahah.
      Thank you so much! And thanks for reading! 💛

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  6. claire @ clairefy 27 de março de 2020 / 14:51

    I’m sorry to hear that the COVID-19 situation has been stressful for you :(. I am a college student and fortunate to be at home with my family now, but I am aware of how difficult a time this is for so many. I hope that this comment finds you well and safe <3.

    I have been listening to podcasts more lately, most often The Daily podcast from The New York Times. I've been looking for more to listen to recently, though, especially because most of the news coverage now centers on the spread of the coronavirus, and The Archibald Project sounds really interesting!

    claire @ clairefy

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 2 de abril de 2020 / 11:48

      Thank you so much, Claire! The kind words mean a lot. It has been a stressful time, but I’m trying my best to keep a more positive mindset. Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Marta @ the book mermaid 28 de março de 2020 / 07:10

    Great post! I also couldn’t see Hans’ betrayal coming, so I believe it would be interesting to be inside his mind for a while 😅 I hope you’re keeping safe! These are crazy times, and I’m sorry the situation over there is like that. Hopefully, everything will be over soon 💛

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 2 de abril de 2020 / 11:45

      Thank you so much, Marta! I really think Hans is one of the best villains in Disney. I just hardly ever see people talking about him when talking about Disney villains, hahah.
      Thank you so much for the positive vibes! It means a lot. And thanks for stopping by! 💛

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  8. beckythemothling 28 de maio de 2020 / 19:49

    I’m a low-key Hans stan as well, lol.

    I hope you do okay during covid! It’s so stressful, I hope everyone in your country is alright >.<

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 30 de maio de 2020 / 17:54

      Hans is suchhh a great villain! I like him a lot!
      Thank you so muchh! Sadly, things have yet a long way to go until we can get back to a semi-normal around here, but we’re trying to stay positive. Thanks for reading too! 😊

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  9. Ruby Rae Reads 24 de julho de 2020 / 11:10

    UM hello so I did NOT know you nominated me for this until right now. But THANK YOU!! I’m literally doing this right now and ahhh I LOVE YOU TY!!!

    Um wow love your Spiderman too. Idk why he gets such shit. My personal fave is Tom sorry but I have LOTS of appreciation for Andrew hehe.

    Also love that gif!! And meme!!

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