Tuesday, July 30, 2013

is this the real life? (liebster award)

Hey, people. The long title is what happens when I am up at 1:00 A.M. in the morning. Kani A. from The Style Monster (how could you not like that name?) nominated me for a Liebster Award. *woot woot* We all know the rules, but here they are again:

-You must shared 11 things about yourself.
-Answer the 11 questions that your tagger has given you.
-Choose 11 other blogs for the nomination. Nominees must have under 200 followers on Google Friend Connect.
-Leave 11 questions for your nominees.
-Lastly, thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.
(Thanks, Kani!)
11 things about myself:
I am going into my freshman year of high school.


That's really hard to process, because I started this blog in seventh grade and now I'm going into a new world, one that is so, so different from the one that I got so used to.
2. I'm contemplating dying some of my hair green before school starts backs, mostly because one of my friends, Lula, has green hair and insists that she leaves proof of herself in my hair. (Peer pressure ugh)
3. My very favorite movies are Heathers and A Clockwork Orange.
4. I am currently in the process of trying to make my own shirts via iron transfer paper which may or may not result in tears.
5. I dance. (Ballet and modern, which I start to believe I'm good at until I see myself. But I still love dancing. It's a huge part of my life.) Hopefully I'll summon up enough courage to dance in my school's talent show, or at least try out.
6. I'm currently working on a book list for Urban Outfitters (!) to display along with the books that I recommended. The theme is coming-of-age tales. Exciting, right?
7. I'm an only child.
8. I don't own a cell phone. I think I'm pretty much happy that I don't, to be completely honest. The only inconvenience is not being able to call someone when I really need to (i.e. if I'm stuck somewhere), but other than that, I'm free from others and I get to enjoy life more rather than being trapped by the immaculate screen of an iPhone. 
9. Something that really interests me is someone reinventing his- or herself, especially since I'm starting a new school. I don't feel as if what I wear really reflects who I am, or what I say sometimes. I want to be able to dress how I want to, and say what is on my mind. I'm sick of being shy or censoring myself.
10. I wish I were funnier/wittier.
11. I have a considerably dark personality, which many people don't realize. I guess I'm cynical? A lot of people have said that I am. 

Kani's Questions:
1. Your favorite childhood movie?
Hmm. Childhood is pretty broad, so I'll say either Finding Nemo or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

2. What's the last thing you read (article or book)?
I reread The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

3. What album would be the soundtrack to the movie of your life?
Oooh, good one. Either a Nirvana's Nevermind or Suspiria, which is a CD I burnt with a bunch of punk/New Wave/gothic songs from the 1980s (and possibly '90s, not sure) and the song from the Zero Day trailer, along with Patti Smith's cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." 
4. Would you rather watch something being made or just see the finished product?
It depends. The answer would differ if it were a DIY or a movie.5. What do you do first when you have writer's/artist's block?
I either get annoyed/angry in general or at myself, or go read/look at something inspiring. Both at the same time also work. 6. Describe yourself in 5 words or less.
Awkward/maladroit, talkative, writer, friendly, and realist. 
7. Your favorite thing to drink?
Water or berry punch.8. Your favorite place, fictional or real (other than your hometown)?
My current favorite place is the town in Ghost World
9. Reality television: yes or no. And why?
No. Only a few of them are worth watching, like Project Runway or The Face or Breaking Pointe. My answer is no because in all honesty, they're really stupid if you strip them down to their framework. You absorb all of your time into them and then realize: why do I care? There are loads of more interesting things in my own life that I could be doing instead of watching this housewife get ready for her dinner party. 
10. Top song to sing when you're at home?
Right now it's either "Blister in the Sun" or "Kiss Off" by Violent Femmes.11. Do you like musicals? If so, what's your favorite?
I do!! I'm a theater geek. Right now my favorites are Chicago, Cabaret, and Broadway's Matilda
My 11 questions for the nominees:
1. What is your best memory ever?
2. What song describes your life?
3. If you could have one mystery in history solved, what would it be?
4. What blogs do you read daily?
5. How long do you think you will continue your blog for?
6. Best experience ever?
7. If you could go to any band's concert, defunct or still in action, what band's would it be?
8. Are you an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist?
9. Are you truly happy?
10. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
11. If you could offer a newborn child one piece of advice, what would it be?

My nominees are:
Eryn from Style Orbit
Essine from Psychedelic Daisy
Chloe from Rhinestone Moon
Ibe from Mademoiselle Rossele
Maddie from Silly Innocent Girl
Sinead from Peppermint Whiskers 
Ruby from Ruby.
Brie from Teenage Chariot
Maggie from Style Walrus
Eva from Style Wandering (not sure how many followers she has but I'm too tired to check)
Gwen from Under a Bridge 

(Part two of my Resort '14 reviews will be up later today! Also, if you have any questions for me, ask them at www.ask.fm/britneyfranco)



  1. This is awesome :D
    Please share the book list when you're done! It sounds awesome..

    1. ...and I just realized that I probably said "awesome" too many times...

  2. Hiiiii! Is your header from Persepolis? :))

  3. Thank you so much but I usually dont do chain stuff. Sorry!