Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Dragon Loyalty // the great game

I am the blood of the dragon*, and for this reason my loyal serf Ashley tagged me for the Dragon Loyalty Award.

*I'm actually a Stark ... to be honest I don't care what I am, as long as I marry my true love Jaime.

Because I am a benevolent ruler I decided to comply.

The rules are as follows:

1. Give seven facts about yourself
2. Tag other bloggers (dragons only)

I was ready to take part in this amusing diversion, when I remembered an important truth: that dragons are not loyal.

Consider Smaug. Consider Drogon. Consider Norbert.
So I shall not pander to the puny rules of this puny award.

Instead, we shall play a game.

Seven, the rules say, but I do not bow and scrape to the rules. Instead, of seven, I make it nine.

Nine facts, then, but are they true? 

You do not know.

I will deign to tell you one thing: that I shall split them four and five.

Four are true, five are false; or five are true, and four are false. This is the first thing you must decide.

Then tell me in the comments: what is true, and what is not? 

How well do you know this dragon queen?

[all images from Pinterest]

1. My favourite colour is blue. It's so peaceful and so calming, and I wear it a lot.

Ravilious - Midnight Sun.:
Midnight Sun by Eric Ravilious
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2. I really like historical fiction. I find it so interesting; it's one of my favourite genres.


Drawing bottles by Katt Frank:

3. I have intentions of one day shaving my head, because I think it's important for a woman to shave her head at least once in her life.

This cutie, who radiates sweetness. | 21 Gorgeous Women Whose Shaved Heads Will Give You Life:


4. Aladdin is my favourite Disney musical.

Street scene by John Harrison, artist, via Flickr:

henri matisse:
Henri Matisse
5. I recently watched Mulan for the first time and I really liked it.



6. I love frozen yoghurt. Today (in Santiago, Chile!) I had some lovely mango and pineapple fro-yo with my sister.



7. I used to think backpacks were really uncool but this past year I've had one for school and I've been loving the backpack life.

I like the bird interior! Good road trip bag - Herschel Supply backpack:

Egon Schiele:
Egon Schiele

8. I am a selenophile. 


9. I write a lot of poetry.


San Juan Island, WA:
San Juan Island, WA
There we go.

 Now it's up to you. Give your guesses in the comments, and I will know how dragon-ly inclined you are.

As for answers, when will they be revealed? I have wondrous vlog-making plans for the near(ish) future, and in that vlog shall be the Grand Reveal. It will be an award vlog, doing Liebster Q&A, but all other Q&A is welcome and is accepted from now on.

I, too, would like to play, so give me three (or five or seven or nine) facts in the comments, and I shall guess accordingly as to whether they are true, or false.

As for the nominees, for the new and improved Dragon Loyalty Award:

Lauren @ Always Me

Thank you and goodnight.



  1. Ooo! my favourite colour is blue too :D! Also, I must now scour your blog for poetry (because I'm poetry-famished at the moment).
    Thank-you for the tag ^_^ I kind of have an unwritten policy that I don't generally do tags, but the thought is very kindly appreciated and I may take you up on it if I have time in the future! :)

    1. Is it? Ha BUT you must wait till the Reveal-y Vlog to discover if it's actually mine or not ;)

      You're welcome! Of course I totally understand: some people don't do tags :)

  2. 1. True. Who doesn't like blue? Okay. . . this is pure guesswork.

    2. False. You like fantasy. Although you do read a lot of classics.

    3. False. You want dreads.

    4. Uuuuh. False? I've never heard you say anything about a Disney musical, so again. I'm guessing.

    5. False. You use Mulan gifs a lot, so I'm thinking False.

    6. Initially, I was thinking false. You don't live anywhere near Chile. But then I remembered that you said your siblings live all over the place. I'm kind of undecided.

    7. True.

    8. True. I had to look that word up. But who doesn't like the moon and the stars?

    9. Hm. I know you read a lot of poetry. So writing it. . . my initial response was no. But perhaps yes?

    This was a lot of fun! I love what you did with the tag. Also, all the Sherlock gifs! *extreme fangirling* So thank you for tagging me; I definitely look forward to doing this one.

    1. Weeellll what interesting answers!

      (I literally love the amount of power I feel myself to be wielding.)

      You're welcome, I look forward to reading yours! And yes, I felt like Moriarty throughout XD

  3. 1. False. You may love Blue the character, but you hardly ever wear blue the colour. I would hazard a guess at red/burgundy/autumnal colours.

    2. False. You are a fantasy girl through and through. Historical fiction must be your least read genre methinks!

    3. True. This is your latest ‘thing’. I am not yet sure whether I will have to talk you out of the thing. Although the thing does look pretty…

    4. True?? False?? I know you love Mulan (which is a musical), but I believe you enjoyed Aladdin too??!! I DONT KNOW…

    5. False. You have been a Mulan-fan for a loooonnnngggg time my friend! “Dragon. DRAGON. I don’t do that tongue thing…”

    6. Well, I think true? I know that you are visiting Chile, but I was unaware of a passion for frozen yoghurt.

    7. True. Backpacks are cool.

    8. True. Me too. Why would you not be a selenophile?

    9. Hmm, this one is tricky. I know you used to write a lot of poetry, but I think for a while now you have been prosing, and TCATTing. So, I’m gonna go with false.

    Super-fun post pal! I appreciate the spot-on use of gifs, and the word selenophile. Perty things...

    1. Oh, look who's come crawling out from under a stone!

      If it's not JMMP herself!

      I can make no revelations currently but keep an eye out for le vlog ;)

  4. Ooh, I hope the thing about shaving your head is true because that is way cool :) Sneaky Emily, I really have no idea which ones here are true and false! Though I do think the Mulan thing is false (could've sworn you've used pics from Mulan before) and I think the selenophile thing must be true because who isn't one??

    1. Ha! Aha! Ahahaha! I feel so potent!

      Shaving one's head IS way cool ... that might give you a clue ... ;)

  5. OH MY GOSH I HAVE NO IDEA. *wails* I think maybe not historical fiction??? Because you read fantasy muchly. But the rest I AM JUST A DELUDED PINEAPPLE. But to be honest, I can barely remember how to spell my own name (true fact: I literally spelt my name wrong once and didn't even notice ahem). But I do think the shaving head thing is kind of cool actually? I would shave my head. *nods* I HATE HAIR. Like I love hair in that I obsess over actors' hair instead of their actual selves (JON SNOW'S PRECIOUS LOCKS. <3333) but my own hair? Ugh. But I think I would look awful with no hair also. So there's that.
    Mulan is awesome, so I hope the part about you liking it is true. *nods* ;D

    1. Hahahaha WORRY NOT! Most people are picking up on the historical fiction one, presumably because I spend most of my time complaining about historical fiction?? ;)
      JON SNOW AND HIS HAIR I'D MARRY HIM (except I wouldn't HA because I'm going to marry Jaime but w/e details HIS HAIR NONETHELESS)

  6. Ahhh! I'm not 100% confident in any of my guesses about you... Except I'm fairly certain that you're not a huge fan of historical fiction.... and I'm guessing that you do like backpacks, and the color blue? You kind of have me on the edge of my seat for the vlog now! I can't wait to see it, and I hope you're enjoying Chile immensely.
    - July

    1. Ha! I'm so glad! I feel very powerful and excited for the vlog ;)
      I am enjoying Chile very immensely!

  7. Oh goodness, I don't know :O

    Errr, ok. My guesses? True: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and the rest are false. THOSE ARE HARD, BY THE WAY. Also, I'm hoping you didn't just see Mulan and have instead loved it all your life. Because Mulan is amazing.

    And I tagged you for the bookshelf tag! http://victoriasoceans.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-bookshelf-tag.html I hope you haven't already done it :)

    1. They are quite hard ~evil laughter drifts over the ocean~

      Thank you! Sunny once did a bookshelf link-up which I did, but I'm not sure? I'll check out your post :)

  8. I like what you've done with this one! Of these "facts", I'm most sure that you're in Chile - I remember you mentioned it in a previous post. :)

    Thanks for tagging me!

  9. Gosh, Emily, this is HARD. I need to get to know you better. XD Okay, I'll take a stab at this...

    1. True. I feel like you're the sort who likes blue.
    2. True. All those classics you read!
    3. False? Because you've mentioned wanting dreadlocks before, and it's kind of hard to have those when your head is shaved.
    4. False...? I haven't the foggiest idea.
    5. We'll go with true, simply because I once again have no idea, and I myself have yet to see Mulan, so it's possible there are other people in the world who never experienced that movie during their childhood. (Whew, run-on sentence...)
    6. True! That sounds yummy.
    7. False. (I need to have a few falses in here, and maybe you still don't like backpacks? Or have always liked them?)
    8. True. (Had to look that word up. XD)
    9. False. You READ a lot of poetry, but I don't know if you write it.

    For the record, I only read some of the comments here, and that was way back when this post was published. And I have yet to watch the latter half of your vlog, since I didn't want to cheat. :) Great idea to bend the rules with this tag! It makes it stand out from the usual fact-sharing template.

    1. I see you updated your guesses post watching the vlog, so I will respond to them there XD

      What integrity! ;) And I'm glad, I was just a bit like "another facts tag? Really?" XD


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